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Sleeper Cell in America?
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 22, 2013 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 04/22/2013 5:17:33 AM PDT by SJackson

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Sleeper Cell in America?

Posted By Robert Spencer On April 22, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments

Capping off a week of misinformation, confusion, contradiction, and error from the media and law enforcement, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino insisted Sunday that the Boston Marathon jihad bombers acted alone, even as it was becoming increasingly obvious that they did not. The UK’s Mirror reported on the same day that “the FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist ‘sleeper cell’ linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.” And so the jihad in Boston widens to proportions that are as yet impossible to calculate – as are the potential casualty rates.

The Mirror added: “Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack” and quoted an unnamed source saying: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google. They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”

And so, according to the Mirror, “more than 1,000 FBI operatives” were working to find the members of this sleeper cell. It was unclear whether or not that would be enough, given the fact that in 2011 the Obama Administration purged training materials of all truthful material about Islamic jihad terrorism. So these 1,000 “FBI operatives” are fumbling along in the dark, pretending that there is no such thing as an Islamic terrorist while hunting for Islamic terrorists.

This willful ignorance is, of course, being aided and abetted by the mainstream media, which continues to shrug its shoulders in bewilderment and claim that the motives of the Boston Marathon bombers are a mystery. In a Saturday article entitled “Motive still unclear after bombing suspect’s arrest,” the Associated Press noted that investigators were “establish[ing] the motive for the deadly attack and the scope of the plot.” The absurdity of 1,000 FBI agents hunting for a jihadi sleeper cell while investigators searched for a motive for the attack was compounded by the fact that on the same day that AP made this bizarre claim, the Los Angeles Times reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was “identified by a foreign government as a ‘follower of radical Islam and a strong believer’ whose personality had changed drastically in just a year, according to the FBI.”

In October 2011, Dwight C. Holton, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, emphasized that “training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for. They will not be tolerated.” And so the FBI in 2013, in passing along a description of one of the Boston jihadis as a “follower of radical Islam,” was saying he was an adherent of a belief system that the Feds were officially committed to denying even existed.

The absurdities multiply, as they always do in the mainstream media and among law enforcement officials at a time like this (most notoriously in the Obama Administration’s classification of the Fort Hood jihad massacre of thirteen Americans as “workplace violence”). Lisa Wangsness in the Boston Globe granted that “Islam might have had secondary role in Boston attacks,” but added that “scholars cautioned Friday against concluding that the Tsarnaevs’ motives were purely religious. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a firefight with police early Friday morning, appeared to sympathize with Islamic extremists agitating for Chechen independence from Russia.”

Wangsness did not bother to explain why “Islamic extremists agitating for Chechen independence from Russia” would think a strike in Boston, Massachusetts would aid the cause of the independence of Chechnya. Nor did she explore the possibility that Islamic jihadis agitating for a global caliphate might think a strike on Boston would be a capital idea, for that would reveal the jihadi brothers’ motives to be “purely religious” after all. She made it clear that anyone who thought that must be wickedly trying to victimize innocent Muslims, quoting Imam Suhaib Webb of the Islamic Society of Boston: “This will open the door to the Islamophobic industry, an industry of ill-educated bigots, to attack Muslim communities.”

The Globe article doesn’t mention that the Tsarnaev brothers actually attended Muslim prayers at the Islamic Society of Boston. Nor does it acknowledge the possibility that anyone might want to explore how jihadis use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism not in order to “attack Muslim communities,” but to try to formulate effective strategies for keeping members of those Muslim communities from attacking us.

And in the Chicago Tribune, Manya A. Brachear took Wangsness’ Muslim victimhood posturing one step farther in an article entitled “Muslims guard against backlash.” She wrote: “The Council on American Islamic Relations again offered sympathy to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on Friday, but added a plea for Americans not to generalize and conclude that Muslim teachings influenced the suspect in any way.” She quoted CAIR’s Ahmed Rehab: “Our focus is primarily on the victims. We don’t want to be drawn into defending ourselves.” But that was what the whole article was about. Completely forgetting the victims of the Boston jihad attacks, the article went on: “Citing acts of violence in Boston and New York, Rehab blamed Islamophobic forces for inciting hate crimes. He said that phenomenon poses a bigger threat than ‘innocently ignorant individuals.’” And again, there was no consideration of the possibility that one might want to investigate the role of Islam in jihad attacks in order to prevent hate crimes, not provoke them.

Brachear also doesn’t mention (of course) that Ahmed Rehab is an operative of a Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood group that has had several of its officials convicted of jihad terror activity. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI. CAIR has opposed every anti-terror measure that has ever been proposed or implemented.

This always happens: every time there is a jihad terror attack or foiled plot, the mainstream media fills up with stories about Muslims worrying about a “backlash.” The “backlash” itself never materializes. In reality, the stream of stories about fears of “backlash” are designed to deflect attention away from the jihad attack and onto Muslims as victims, who as victims ought to be exempt from scrutiny and accountability (even though no U.S. mosque or Islamic school has any program designed to teach against the al-Qaeda version of Islam that they ostensibly reject).

As David J. Rusin noted in National Review last January, “a detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year – 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim victimhood.”

No victimization of even one innocent person is ever acceptable. These “backlash” stories, however, are just tools in the hands of Islamic supremacists, which they use once again to evade any responsibility to clean up their communities and stop the spread of the jihad doctrine and Islamic supremacism.

And yet there is an Islamic jihad sleeper cell apparently involved in the jihad attack at the Boston Marathon. That shows the cost of this politically correct obfuscation and victimhood posturing.



TOPICS: Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bostonsleepercall; robertspencer; sleepercells; tsarnaev

1 posted on 04/22/2013 5:17:33 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 04/22/2013 5:18:09 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson
Sleeper Cell in America?

More like, sleeper cellS in America!!!

3 posted on 04/22/2013 5:26:25 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SJackson

The whole administration and the Democratic Party is a sleeper cell.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 5:26:48 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: SJackson

Just as an aside and it goes without saying but Mayor Tom Menino is about the stupidest dumb f*** that ever encountered oxygen


5 posted on 04/22/2013 5:30:51 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SJackson

Definitely. They’re called the Democrat Party.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 5:31:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Roccus
Why doesn't the US declare a moratorium on immigration from ANY part of the world where terrorism is in force or tolerated?

Maybe we should END immigration for them until/unless their governments work with the civilized world and abandon their commitment to violence and hatred.

7 posted on 04/22/2013 5:31:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SJackson

We see this everytime. The Muslims are the victims. I don’t trust any Muslim people. The ACLU is going into DEFCOM 3 to defend these POS and all the while storm troopers are kicking in the doors of Americans. The sheeple are lined in the street clapping. You can’t make this crap up.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Roccus

Roger that. We are truly leaving the barn door open. (if not totally off the hinges) The place in upstate ny is just one example. There are others located in smaller out of the way towns that don’t have the manpower to keep an eye on them. We are............a bunch of jo jo bidens. i.e. idiots.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 5:34:40 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: SJackson
So...what ever happened to the other guys they arrested/detained? What ever came of the man who had the vest on with the dead man switch?

That wasn't a false news report...that was on the scanner to the point they had the robot on top of him. Did I no listen long enough and it turned out to be nothing? A man holding an electric razor? What gives?

10 posted on 04/22/2013 5:36:50 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Hardraade

Obama is rogue. This business of his wife’s visit to a badly burned Saudi “of interest” in a Boston hospital just prior to his hurried ‘deportation’ is instructive.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 5:44:08 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Submit!)
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To: Roccus
More like, sleeper cellS in America!!!

I heard the number 3000 for the number of cells.

12 posted on 04/22/2013 5:47:15 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Tugo

We will never be able to impeach a president after this one. It has been removed from our political lexicon.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 5:49:03 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Roccus
More like, sleeper cellS in America!!!

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The Border Patrol has reported repeatedly that OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) are crossing our border. How of those are now "sleepers" and how much gear did they carrying across the border?

14 posted on 04/22/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT by DNME ("... to support and defend the Constitution of the US against all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: SJackson

Clearly last weeks citizen involvement needs to continue. Someone please call the Mayor and get him up to speed.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 7:03:38 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: DNME; All

The treasonous filth running our government and our media are going to get a LOT of Americans killed.

Must be what they want.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 7:16:14 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SJackson

Sleeper Cell in America?

Hell yes, practically one in every American City. They call them Mosques!


17 posted on 04/22/2013 7:22:19 AM PDT by JayAr36 (In a compromise between good and evil, evil ALWAYS BENEFITS.)
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To: DNME; All
How of those are now "sleepers" and how much gear did they carrying across the border?

Although amonium nitrate/fuel oil explosive (ANFO) is allegedly relatively easy to make, getting it to detonate without a proper detonator is a real devil of a task. Indeed, trying to buy such a detonator without a proper permit is likely to get you a visit from some very unpleasant people in cheap suits. Thus, the efficient, reasonable thing for a jihadi to do is not to import bulky explosives, but to smuggle in small, concelable detonators for ANFO and similar substances. It's remarkable how the authorities have not yet identified either the explosive used by the Muzzie Brothers or the detonators that were used.

18 posted on 04/22/2013 8:07:44 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: SJackson
“the FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist ‘sleeper cell’ linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.”

Pssst, hey FBI....shift your focus to Washington D C ............hint, hint

19 posted on 04/22/2013 8:51:11 AM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: libstripper

I heard one witness reported the smell of gunpowder, and that black powder was the suspected propellant.

Then again, the Monday night news mentioned that Bomber #2 had a “large pyrotechnic” in his college dorm room. Anybody could spin up to N.H. and buy fireworks, then strip out the propellants and bursting charges.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 6:45:13 PM PDT by DNME ("... to support and defend the Constitution of the US against all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: SJackson; All

As an aside, I wonder if the terrorism attack in Boston last Monday, and the terrorism attempt on this week’s Monday, is a coincidence. Why Monday?


21 posted on 04/22/2013 10:08:43 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: DNME

That wouldn’t surprise me. The large volume of what smoke at each of the explosions could easily have been from black powder, since that’s what it does when it ignites. All you need to do is go to a muzzle loaders’ festival and watch all the black powder smoke as they fire the guns.

It’s really suprising that the gov. has said absolutely nothing about what the explosive was and how it was detonated.

Some nitwit so-called “expert” on Fox said the billowing smoke indicated the substance was a “non-carbonaceous” explosive, pure BS since the fuel part of black powder is charcoal (mostly carbon) and sulphur. Also the fuel part of ANFO is fuel oil, which is also quite high in carbon.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 6:39:37 AM PDT by libstripper
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