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From US private school student to al-Qaida agent
(AP) via SFGATE.com ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:59 PST | GENE JOHNSON and CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press

Posted on 02/05/2012 6:06:17 PM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: "Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities."

SNIPPET: "It is not clear to what extent Salam's family knew of his radicalism, but on his Facebook page the month before he died, he posted an image of Anwar al-Awalki, the American al-Qaida leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, beside a burning American flag."

SNIPPET: "The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Connecticut; US: Texas; War on Terror
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1 posted on 02/05/2012 6:06:27 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I saw the title and my first thought was this was about our IMOM Obama.


2 posted on 02/05/2012 6:09:08 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Cindy
"It is not clear to what extent Salam's family knew of his radicalism,..."

I'm betting they knew, and either encouraged it actively or passively.

3 posted on 02/05/2012 6:13:58 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Cindy; FreeAtlanta
Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, dozens of U.S. citizens have been accused of participating in terrorism activities, including several prominent al-Qaida propagandists, such as al-Awalaki and Samir Khan, who was killed alongside him. Perhaps best known is Adam Gadahn, an al-Qaida spokesman believed to be in Pakistan.

Of 46 cases of "homegrown terrorism" in the U.S. since 2001, 16 have a connection to Pakistan, according to a recent RAND Corporation study.


There is nothing "homegrown" about Islamic terrorists. Their masters are not from America.
4 posted on 02/05/2012 6:19:35 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: airborne

“I’m betting they knew, and either encouraged it actively or passively.”

So much for “moderate” islam.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 6:33:19 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Cindy

1. Open the floodgates
2. Tell them incessantly they’re victims
3. Bombared them with MultiCulti agitprop
4. Make it impossible for the authorities to monitor Muslims
5. Observe the effects
6. Crack down on REAL Americans

—>I think the authorities LIKE cases like this.<—

And why do they persist with this stupid canard of: Poor muzzies —> terror, because of NO OPTIONS

????

It’s well-known they’re generally well-traveled and well—off.

IDIOTS...


6 posted on 02/05/2012 6:43:32 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Cindy

Facebook page the month before he died,
..........................................................
Best part of the story.

Keep a watchful eye on the rest of the family.

It takes a nit to hatch a louse


7 posted on 02/05/2012 6:47:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Cindy

The only important piece in this article is the fact that the scumbag is dead.Really dead.No more jihad for you, muhammad.


8 posted on 02/05/2012 6:48:18 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Cindy

At some point these sand roaches will needs be shipped back to their fifth world muzzie hellholes of origin- en masse. Then the worst, most treasonous of their enablers will be brought to the bar of justice. The serial perjurer and America hating racist Eric Holder would be an excellent case for starters. Yes, that scum Holder, the cowardly girly man who has larded the DOJ with dozens of his fellow traveling muzzie terrorist defenders. The ones who were going to defend a few hundred terrorist vermin in NY federal court, after Holder had sprung them from Gitmo and parked them in the US. Under what authority arising under what jurisdictional statute??? How dare you ask.


9 posted on 02/05/2012 7:04:53 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: Cindy

Just the usual liberal media smear of Texas.

“He grew up in a well-off Texas household”

But read down a bit - the private school? In Connecticut.

But it wouldn’t fit the agenda to call him a New England educated terrorist.


10 posted on 02/05/2012 7:05:48 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Cindy
"Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options.

Contrary to Liberal mythology, he's the norm, not the exception.

11 posted on 02/05/2012 7:10:24 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: airborne

“The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago.”

That was our first mistake.


12 posted on 02/05/2012 7:15:38 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Cindy

Thanks Cindy. RIH Moeed Abdul Salam. Fislam


13 posted on 02/05/2012 7:24:31 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Cindy

Hundreds of native Texans have become radicalized at UT-Austin. It is a hotbed of Marxist-loving Leftists who recruit Democrat voters in their classes.
And parents are stupid enough to pay big bucks to have their children turn into the dregs of society that one sees at all the Occupy sites.


14 posted on 02/05/2012 9:17:59 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

How about putting the blame where it truly rests: Islam. I know it’s fun for some to slam Texas and Texans any way they can, but the root cause here is Islam.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 9:28:52 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: PAR35

He went to UT. It’s as liberal as Beserkly. Austin Is a very, very liberal!


16 posted on 02/05/2012 11:05:27 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom
He went to UT. It’s as liberal as Beserkly. Austin Is a very, very liberal!

Actually that kind of stuff turns off radical Muslims, since they want their women covered from head-to-toe, and trust me, in the summer, there is a helluva lot of women walking around Austin with not much on.

But if you want to bash Texas, don't forget that Houston elected an openly lesbian mayor or that Dallas elected an openly lesbian sheriff. Texas is just going downhill, I tell ya!

Y'all should stop trying to blame this on Texas or anyplace in Texas and place the blame where it belongs: Islam.
17 posted on 02/06/2012 12:10:27 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: PAR35
Just the usual liberal media smear of Texas.

Sorry, what the article says is true. I lived in that area of Dallas-Richardson-Plano where they live and that is an enclave of Muslims with a large Mosque. It is also the headquarters of the Holy Land Foundation which the FBI busted for raising money for the terrorists cause. They are very active and dangerous. In addition to the wealthy ones there is an area of Section Eight Housing where a bunch of poor ones live off me and you.

18 posted on 02/06/2012 9:17:01 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: af_vet_rr

Just stating facts about tu. I’m an Aggie. It’s the conservative college.

Actually, Texas has gotten more and more liberal since I was a kid, especially the big cities.


19 posted on 02/10/2012 4:58:45 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom
See #18. There is a an enclave of Muslims in that part of the Dallas/FW area, and the large majority of Muslim terrorists and organizations that have ties to Texas come out of that area. I'm not sure why they are drawn to the Dallas area.

Actually, Texas has gotten more and more liberal since I was a kid, especially the big cities.

Pretty much. Dallas has their Muslims and lesbian sheriff, Houston has their lesbian mayor and lots of Democrats and outlying areas that like their UAVs so they can spy on folks, Austin has its hippies and druggies, and the border cities...not a place to take the kids on vacation.

A big part of what is driving it though is that Texas became a minority-majority state several years ago, and pretty soon Hispanics will be the largest group - I think by 2020. The Democrats are wasting no time coming in and kissing up to them.
20 posted on 02/10/2012 6:24:34 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

I remember reading that Richardson was a big enclave.

It’s amazing how much Dallas has changed in the past 20’years.


21 posted on 02/10/2012 10:03:15 PM PST by luckystarmom
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