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Texas Terror Enclave Exposed
FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ryan Mauro

Posted on 02/25/2014 5:31:40 AM PST by SJackson

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Texas Terror Enclave Exposed

Posted By Ryan Mauro On February 25, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment

The Clarion Project just disclosed the existence of a terrorist enclave in Texas last week, bringing new attention to a network of at least 22 Jamaat ul-Fuqra “Islamic villages” across the country. Newly-declassified documents reveal that the FBI privately considers ul-Fuqra to be a terrorist group, but remains operational in the U.S. because of the State Department.

The “Islamic villages” belong to Muslims of the Americas, an extension of Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani’s Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist group. Its headquarters is “Islamberg” in Hancock, N.Y and two of the group’s seized videotapes prove that these sites are used for guerilla warfare training. One recording shows women at Islamberg in military fatigue receiving such instructions.

The FBI files released by Clarion confirm that the most loyal MOA members go to Pakistan for advanced religious and terrorist training under Sheikh Gilani. This travel is apparently done through an MOA entity named the American Muslim Medical Relief Team. The website has photos of members in Kashmir. The MOA has also posted videos of members working at “Gillaniville” under Gilani’s watch.

Last week, The Blaze aired a blockbuster half-hour episode of “For the Record” titled “Sleeper Cell” about Jamaat ul-Fuqra featuring the documents obtained by Clarion. The discovery of the camp near the town of Sweeny in Brazoria County, Texas was covered on “Fox and Friends” and the Fox News website. Media Matters immediately responded with a hit piece describing me as “anti-Muslim” that was then distributed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). 

The Texas enclave has existed since the late 1980s, according to locals interviewed by ACT For America Houston. The FBI documents show that the Bureau discovered it following a tip from an informant in New York and detected the movement of trailers to the site in December 2001.

The site is referred to as “Mahmoudberg” by MOA members. In 2010, an MOA entity named the American Muslim Ladies Club established a Texas chapter at the enclave.

A 2007 FBI document says that the enclave hosts a former leader of the 440-acre “Baladullah” commune in California that was shut down and had armed guards, U-Haul dealership and even an airstrip. Its founder was convicted in 2006 of overseeing a charter school scam at the commune. Other members of Baladullah were arrested for illegal weapons trafficking and murdering a police officer.

One of the most interesting revelations from the Clarion Project report is that a shooting incident at Mahmoudberg took the life of one resident. It was ruled an accident by the police. However, the police were denied access to the trailers and were not allowed to directly interview the women, who covered their faces in the presence of the cops.

The report is a fatal blow to the MOA’s campaign to revamp its image. For example, it established the United Muslim Christian Forum. I attended one of their events and was told by one of the commune leaders that the group was trying “not to get into the bashing business anymore” because “we’re finding that certain things are a little bit too offensive.” He said the group stands by its past statements.

The Texas enclave is also linked to the MOA’s interfaith front. I was given videotape of a United Muslim Christian Forum event in 2009 that featured then-Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan as a speaker. The Master of Ceremonies was Idris Johnson, the registered agent for a MOA front on Mahmoudberg’s premises called the Muslim Model Community.

Johnson was also arrested for interfering with public duties on February 28, 2013. So was Nuh Abdullah and Muhammed Nurriddine was charged with reckless driving.

Almost every communication I received in response to the Clarion report and coverage on The Blaze and FOX News Channel asked how Jamaat ul-Fuqra/Muslims of the Americas is able to operate in the U.S. if the FBI’s own documents identify it as a terrorist threat.

The answer is the State Department has not designated Jamaat ul-Fuqra as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, though it was included in reports about domestic groups in the 1990s. On January 31, 2002, the State Department said:

“Jamaat ul-Fuqra has never been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. It was included in several recent annual terrorism reports under “other terrorist groups,” i.e., groups that had carried out acts of terrorism but that were not formally designated by the Secretary of State. However, because of the group’s inactivity during 2000, it was not included in the most recent terrorism report covering that calendar year.”

The State Department’s own standards require it to label ul-Fuqra as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The three criteria are that the group must be foreign; engaging in terrorist activity or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorism and it must threaten U.S. nationals or national security.

The newly-released FBI documents blow away any argument the State Department could use to defend its negligence. Two smoking gun quotes from a 2007 file are as clear as can be:

“The MOA is now an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”

“The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government.”

Responsible reporters must relentlessly demand answers from the State Department in the wake of these new revelations.

The Institute on Religion and Democracy contributed to this article.



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1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:31:40 AM PST by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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Perhaps the "just a little bit terror supporters" we're going to allow in the country can live here.

2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:35:47 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson
“The MOA is now an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”


And we stood by and watched them .... watched them .... become so.

Now we can write a report ... hey ... guess what?

“The MOA is now an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.”

3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:35:53 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SJackson

Seeking Freepers for Jihadi Training Camp Observation and Information
Free Republic Jihadi Intel Thread ^ | 17 Nov. 2009 | Candor7

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2388394/posts?q=1&;page=251

Cross Thread Reference.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:38:30 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: knarf

Our votes matter!

Ted Cruz or Mike Lee would hunt down and kill these terrorists.

Wendy Davis or BHO would offer them amnesty, allow their children to get in state tuition, and vote as long as they vote for dems.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:42:14 AM PST by opres
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To: opres

Don’t forget food stamps & cell phones. They may need the latter to detonate their bombs.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:50:21 AM PST by FES0844
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To: SJackson; stylecouncilor

Northern York County, SC.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:33 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SJackson
remains operational in the U.S. because of the State Department.

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Responsible reporters must relentlessly demand answers from the State Department ...

Two major reasons for concern!!!

8 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:03 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: SJackson

The FBI knows who they are and where they are?

Ever think the reason why we have Jihadi training camps in our nation is because someone needs them to be here?


9 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:04 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: SJackson

Quite an easy solution—surround, close in to the center decimating all 2-legged animals on the way, have kegger at the center. Repeat for other “facilities”.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 6:31:54 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SJackson

This is not new. We have had one of these jihad camps up near Commerce, GA forever. Everybody knows where it is. At some point I feel fairly certain the problem will be taken care of.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 7:20:27 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SJackson
From 'City Of Sweeny' website:

News

FBI Docs Reveal Alleged Islamist Training Compound near Sweeny

02/19/2014 New

Recently declassified FBI documents shed light on the alleged Islamist Training Compound on CR 3 called "Mahmoudberg." The story was published by The Clarion Project on 02/18/2014 (READ ARTICLE HERE) and was quickly republished by several other news websites on the Internet: WND, FrontPage Magazine, The Examiner, PJMedia, and Liberty News Online.

For those of you not familiar with the Sweeny area or Brazoria County, CR 3 is approximately 8 miles north/northwest of Sweeny between FM 524 and FM 1459 (2 miles north of HWY 35 and the Phillips 66 refinery) (BING MAP).

As this location is outside the territorial and jurisdictional limits of the City of Sweeny, we will defer all questions and comments to the appropriate jurisdictions listed below:

◾ Brazoria County Sheriff's Department at (979) 864-2390

◾ Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) at (409) 935-7327

For more information, please contact the Sweeny Police Department at (979) 548-3111 or via e-mail at admin@sweenypolice.org.

http://www.ci.sweeny.tx.us/

12 posted on 02/25/2014 10:21:33 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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