Skip to comments.Arrests Raise Fears of American Jihad
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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Perhaps the fact that they are mooselimbs has some bearing on this. Just a guess.
Good thing the Bushitler put all those terrorism safeguards in place...ain-it?
Or will you be tearing them all down soon?
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
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.
About time someone noticed. Not too late to do what needs to be done.
Islam is sedition. Jihad and talk of jihad, treason.
I hope they don’t close Gitmo I think we still can use it.
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?
Purge or be Purged
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.
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?
‘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.
Whoops, and thanks hennie pennie!
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?
I have a question that is begging for an answer.
Are these five “American” citizens with Middle-Eastern names Democrats???
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!
Probably not, the Democrats are merely their treacherous dhimmi collaborators.
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.
Yes, we do. While the leftists are a much larger long term threat, the Jihadies are trying to kill us, NOW.
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”). After earning his medical degree (M.D.) in 2001, Hasan completed his residency in psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. While an intern at Walter Reed, he received counseling and extra supervision.
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. Hasan was promoted from Captain to Major in May 2009. 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.