Skip to comments.Syria: Jihadis training U.S. Muslims to carry out jihad attacks when they return home
Posted on 01/13/2014 10:38:45 AM PST by IbJensen
Dont expect U.S. moderates to help identifying and stopping these jihadis. When asked what he thought about the participation of U.S. Muslims in the Kenya mall jihad massacre, Hamas-linked CAIRs Ibrahim Honest Ibe Hooper replied, Who cares?
Syria Militants Said to Recruit Visiting Americans to Attack U.S., by Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmitt for the New York Times, January 9 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
WASHINGTON Islamic extremist groups in Syria with ties to Al Qaeda are trying to identify, recruit and train Americans and other Westerners who have traveled there to get them to carry out attacks when they return home, according to senior American intelligence and counterterrorism officials. These efforts, which the officials say are in the early stages, are the latest challenge that the conflict in Syria has created, not just for Europe but for the United States, as the civil war has become a magnet for Westerners seeking to fight with the rebels against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. At least 70 Americans have either traveled to Syria, or tried to, since the civil war started three years ago, according to the intelligence and counterterrorism officials a figure that has not previously been disclosed.
The director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, said Thursday that tracking Americans who have returned from Syria had become one of the bureaus highest counterterrorism priorities.
We are focused on trying to figure out what our people are up to, who should be spoken to, who should be followed, who should be charged, Mr. Comey said in a meeting with reporters, without referring to specific numbers. I mean, its hard for me to characterize beyond that. Its something we are intensely focused on.
Fearing that the handful of Americans who have returned to the United States pose a threat because they may have received extensive training and jihadist indoctrination, the F.B.I. is conducting costly round-the-clock surveillance on a small number of these individuals, according to the officials.
We know Al Qaeda is using Syria to identify individuals they can recruit, provide them additional indoctrination so theyre further radicalized, and leverage them into future soldiers, possibly in the U.S., said a senior counterterrorism official, who, like half a dozen other top intelligence, law enforcement and diplomatic officials interviewed for this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to be identified discussing delicate national security issues.
In Europe, where larger numbers are leaving for Syria, officials share the same concern and are working closely with American authorities to coordinate measures to stem the flow and track those who return.
Analysts say at least 1,200 European Muslims have gone to fight since the start of the civil war. In a confidential memo on Nov. 26, Gilles de Kerchove, the European Unions counterterrorism coordinator, warned that the first returnees have come back, and there are cases where individuals continue traveling back and forth.
Most of the Americans who have traveled to Syria are still there, the officials said, though a few have died on the battlefield. Nicole Lynn Mansfield, 33, of Flint, Mich., a convert to Islam, was killed last May while with Syrian rebels in Idlib Province.
Another American, Eric G. Harroun, a former Army soldier from Phoenix, was indicted in Virginia by a federal grand jury last year on charges related to allegations that he fought alongside the Nusra Front, one of the Syrian opposition groups linked to Al Qaeda. In September, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge involving conspiracy to transfer defense articles and services, and was released from custody.
Mr. Harrouns involvement was hardly a secret. Last February, he bragged about his role, posting a photo on his Facebook page saying, Downed a Syrian Helicopter then Looted all Intel and Weapons!
American officials say their concerns about the recruitment and training of Americans are based on intelligence gleaned from passenger travel records, human sources on the ground in Syria, intercepted electronic communications, social media postings and surveillance of Americans overseas who have expressed interest in traveling to Syria.
The authorities are also trying to identify Americans traveling there by scouring travel data that the European Union has been providing to the Department of Homeland Security as part of a 2011 agreement
We have laws against US Citizens fighting as mercenaries for entities other than the US Government. These people can and should be stripped of their citizenship. The problem is getting government to enforce the laws.
This is a Threat Matrix list documenting threats within and without. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.
The FBI no longer shows much interest in tracking muslims who attend radical mosques and their Imam’s. Most of the mosques in the US are backed or founded by the Muslim Brotherhood and harbor and encourage these radicals.
You didn’t think they were training them to be good American citizens, did you? “Go back to the USA and work hard, obey the laws, respect Christians and Jews, don’t rape your neighbor’s daughter and don’t put bomb vests on your kids.”
Subhuman jihadis can only think of blood and death.
“Well, somebody is ‘watching’ them, so we’re all safe...aren’t we?”
Of course! 0b0z0 is waiting to collect them from airports to the waiting white hive graduation party!
If I have sons, they........
You know the drill.
Return home? Hey, it’s just a case of domestic violence then, eh? The M word won’t be mentioned.
Just think, “Johnny Jihad” Walker Lindh could be out in 3 years.
Obama just shaking the cockroach nest all over our domesticity.
Spot on, but then what do you do with the Christian refugees?
With the same quality that they monitor our southern border.
[ Well, somebody is ‘watching’ them, so we’re all safe...aren’t we?
This is a Threat Matrix list documenting threats within and without. Anyone wanting on or off please advise. ]
The only people we should take issue with re-entering the country are loyal soldiers we have sent overseas to fight in god forsaken hell holes... according to homeland security...
Be happy! Go shopping!!
However, 0b0z0lost one of his favorite sons to some nasty egyptians:
Get in line with the rest of the acceptable people who wish to legally immigrate. We've certainly done the "stupid on steroids" act since Kennedy pushed Hart-Cellar in 1964.
How many have security clearances and what level? Plus, these are just the ones we know of. What about the hundreds of hires planted throughout critical stages of government?
The little pampered bastard should have been executed!
Wanna bet this administration doesn’t do anything about it?
“How many have security clearances and what level? “
This is akin of hiring el Zwahri as secretary of DHS, if you can trust him!
El Ebiary, the worst one of them is in DHS:
“The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.”
Many more here:
The rest of the bastards could be searched the same way.
They could be dealt with , oh, say, 50 yards from the border. “what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico”..