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Arrests Raise Fears of American Jihad
Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2009 | Evan Perez

Posted on 12/12/2009 5:43:09 AM PST by reaganaut1

U.S. counterterrorism officials say 2009 has turned into the year of homegrown jihad, with the unmasking of the most serious suspected terror plots involving Americans in about five years.

U.S. investigators are still trying to determine what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan, where local authorities allege they had sought to join extremist groups that have attacked U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. U.S. investigators have interviewed some of the men, but haven't verified the information Pakistani officials have released on the case.

The surge in alleged terror cases has raised concerns among counterterrorism officials. Some officials say young men have been swayed by the escalating war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as intensifying Internet recruiting of Westerners by extremist groups.

At a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing last month, experts on terrorism cited the recent cases as evidence that the threat of radicalization, long an issue in Europe, has become a major concern in the U.S.

In September, terrorism investigators trailed Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Afghan-born U.S. resident, as he made his way from Denver to New York City in what they later alleged was an aborted plot to carry out attacks using explosives made from beauty supplies.

A month later, investigators arrested David Headley, a U.S.-born son of a Pakistani father and American mother, and charged him with plotting with al Qaeda-linked Pakistani militants to attack a newspaper in Denmark that printed satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. In recent weeks, investigators alleged that Mr. Headley told them he helped a Pakistani group, Lashkar-i-Taiba, scout locations for the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

Last month, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was arrested and charged with killing 13 people in a shooting spree at Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: americanjihadis; christianright; counterterrorism; crushislam; deadjihadiswalking; headley; islam; muslims; usmuslims; zazi
The NYT has a similar story with a silly headline: New Cases Test Optimism on Extremism by U.S. Muslims.
1 posted on 12/12/2009 5:43:09 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1
U.S. investigators are still trying to determine what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan, where local authorities allege they had sought to join extremist groups that have attacked U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

Perhaps the fact that they are mooselimbs has some bearing on this. Just a guess.

2 posted on 12/12/2009 5:50:40 AM PST by Roccus (My anger IS manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: reaganaut1

Hey Obomber!

Good thing the Bushitler put all those terrorism safeguards in place...ain-it?

Or will you be tearing them all down soon?


3 posted on 12/12/2009 5:52:49 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: reaganaut1
U.S. investigators are still trying to determine what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan,

uh .. gee.. lemme guess. .... They went there for the weather. Yeah, that's it.
The went there for the weather!

#$@& .. &*%# .. @#%& ... idiots

4 posted on 12/12/2009 5:58:54 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: reaganaut1

Another adminstration... HOPE, just like the WHO pandemic.... HOPE, the financial meltdown.... HOPE, the trillion dollar deficit.... HOPE, the global warming.... HOPE, the terrorist trail in NYC..... HOPE. The political slogan HOPE and CHANGE has two meanings, THIER MEANING and the meaning they want us to believe in. You’ve been had. Thier ace in the hole is a “generated crisis” there setting up many to see which one or ones will light the fuse.


5 posted on 12/12/2009 6:01:00 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: reaganaut1
U.S. investigators are still trying to determine what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan,

LOL

6 posted on 12/12/2009 6:01:22 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: reaganaut1
"what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan, where local authorities allege they had sought to join extremist groups that have attacked U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan."

Americans, the press dhimmis call 'em. The five are: Ramy Zamzam, Waqar Hussain Khan, Umer Farooq, Ahmad Abdul Minni and Aman Hassan Yamer.

Americans?

Sure.
7 posted on 12/12/2009 6:10:00 AM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: reaganaut1

About time someone noticed. Not too late to do what needs to be done.

immediate deportations


8 posted on 12/12/2009 6:15:51 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; MamaDearest; SunkenCiv; Nachum

*ping*


9 posted on 12/12/2009 6:16:46 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: reaganaut1

Islam is sedition. Jihad and talk of jihad, treason.


10 posted on 12/12/2009 6:18:58 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: reaganaut1

I hope they don’t close Gitmo I think we still can use it.


11 posted on 12/12/2009 6:38:46 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: reaganaut1

I was only going to read a bit this morning without signing in to comment. But how can I not comment on what has to be the most ridiculous headline I have ever read. What the ell are they trying to say? People are optimistic that there will be extremism by U.S. Muslims, is that what they mean?


12 posted on 12/12/2009 6:45:44 AM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: reaganaut1
islamicfinder dot org is your friend

Purge or be Purged

13 posted on 12/12/2009 6:54:33 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Paladin2

Islam is a theocratic ideology which is not compatible with the U.S. constitution or the U.S. government which it seeks to replace. It’s kind of funny (in a scary kind of way), that it is not only the tea party patriots who want to replace our congress, it is also the islamics. And while the tea party patriots want to do it peacefully by voting the bums out, the islamics would do it extremely violently if and when the opportunity arises. Pray the later never comes to pass. Yet much of congress sees the tea party pats as violent miscreants rather then the islamics who would do it most violently and piecefully.


14 posted on 12/12/2009 7:10:05 AM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
U.S. investigators are still trying to determine what drew five young Americans to travel last month to Pakistan, where local authorities allege they had sought to join extremist groups that have attacked U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
Yeah, really, what draws a young American to travel to Pakistan, and who pays the bill?
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15 posted on 12/12/2009 7:15:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: reaganaut1

American Jihad?

‘We have a Leftist-Jihad. They’ve taken control of the cockpit and are flying the plane into the Statue of Liberty.’ Do we really care about some mudscum in dirty nightshirts anymore?

Besides, the left are letting these mooselimbs enter the country in the first place.


16 posted on 12/12/2009 7:16:45 AM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: hennie pennie

Whoops, and thanks hennie pennie!


17 posted on 12/12/2009 7:17:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: reaganaut1

They just don’t get it...Its a vicious circle: The more liberal we become, the more they hate us. A bit of a problem for progressives, don’t you think?


18 posted on 12/12/2009 7:23:43 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: reaganaut1

I have a question that is begging for an answer.

Are these five “American” citizens with Middle-Eastern names Democrats???


19 posted on 12/12/2009 8:18:09 AM PST by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: supermop

Stop with the “they were nice quiet kids...they were from good families” crap. They seem to be terrorist wannabes looking for a way to kill non mooslims. They need waterboarded at least. Their whacked parents need to apologize to honest Americans and deport them selves to their god-forsaken, lousy “home” countries. The culture that creates these subhumans needs to be exterminated. That said... Have a Merry Christmas!


20 posted on 12/12/2009 9:16:56 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: supermop
"Are these five “American” citizens with Middle-Eastern names Democrats?"

Probably not, the Democrats are merely their treacherous dhimmi collaborators.

21 posted on 12/12/2009 12:42:13 PM PST by VR-21
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To: flowerplough
Americans, the press dhimmis call 'em. The five are: Ramy Zamzam, Waqar Hussain Khan, Umer Farooq, Ahmad Abdul Minni and Aman Hassan Yamer.

Nidal Malik "AbduWali" Hasan,, was born in Virginia, and was a US Army officer, who'd been in the Army for 20+ years (8 year as enlisted) Can't get much more American than that...but he was also a Muslim conducting Jihad.

22 posted on 12/12/2009 3:27:45 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Electric Graffiti
‘We have a Leftist-Jihad. They’ve taken control of the cockpit and are flying the plane into the Statue of Liberty.’ Do we really care about some mudscum in dirty nightshirts anymore?

Yes, we do. While the leftists are a much larger long term threat, the Jihadies are trying to kill us, NOW.

23 posted on 12/12/2009 3:32:00 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

According to the libs at Wiki, Hasan “graduated from Virginia Tech in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and went on to medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (”USUHS”).[12] After earning his medical degree (M.D.) in 2001, Hasan completed his residency in psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.[13] While an intern at Walter Reed, he received counseling and extra supervision.[14]

According to the Washington Post, Hasan made a presentation titled “The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military” during his senior year of residency at Walter Reed, which was not well received by some attendees. He had recommended that the Department of Defense “should allow Muslims [sic] Soldiers the option of being released as “Conscientious objectors” to increase troop morale and decrease adverse events”.

In 2009, he completed a fellowship in Disaster and Preventive Psychiatry at the Center for Traumatic Stress.[17] Hasan was promoted from Captain to Major in May 2009.[17][18] Before being transferred to Fort Hood in July 2009, he received a poor performance evaluation.”

Yep - “Department of Defense “should allow Muslims [sic] Soldiers the option of being released as “Conscientious objectors” to increase troop morale and decrease adverse events”... Can’t get much more American than that.


24 posted on 12/13/2009 2:20:32 AM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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