Skip to comments.Intel Official: American Muslims Have Joined Jihad Group ISIS
Posted on 06/26/2014 3:32:51 AM PDT by markomalley
The Obama administration says that they were caught off guard. John Kerry has repeatedly said that no one expected what happened in Iraq. So they got Syria wrong. They got Libya wrong, They got Egypt wrong. They got the Hamas-Fatah unity government wrong. They got Afghanistan wrong. They got Boko Haram wrong.
And its safe to say that the Obama administration got it wrong in the homeland, especially when they scrubbed jihad and Islam from counter-terror training material. And Obamas DoJ refused to prosecute Muslim Brotherhood groups (like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MSA, etc.) named as co-conspirators in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nations history.
So its safe to say that the Obama administration got it wrong importing whole Muslim communities from jihad countries. Importing jihad. Importing hostile invaders.
Last week, I reported here at Atlas that NYPD terror chief John Miller said that he is very worried about American jihadists from Chicago, Minnesota, Portland, you name it.
If their mindset is to return to America and to engage in terrorist activities, theyre likely going to end up in New York anyway, Miller said.
Moderate Muslims until . theyre not. Like Abdirahmaan Muhumed, a 29-year-old dad from Minneapolis who personifies Jihad Cool, and who is in Syria and maybe now Iraq to kill the kuffar, or 22-year-old Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, a Floridian who was photographed petting a kitty shortly before he died in a suicide attack on Syrian troops in May.
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Intel Official: Americans Have Joined Militant Group ISIS, CBS News, June 25, 2014
ERBIL, Iraq (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) The Sunni militant group in Iraq is a force roughly 3,000 strong and includes some Americans, a senior intelligence official told CBS News on Tuesday.
The majority of fighters in the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, are of Iraqi and Syrian origin.
In all, up to 10,000 are fighting with the group, 3,000 in Iraq and another 7,000 in Syria, the intelligence official said. Between 3,000 and 5,000 are foreigners, though how many of those are in Iraq is difficult to assess.
The fighters view Syria and Iraq as one battlefield and have been able to move swiftly inside Iraq with the help of local Sunnis, ties the intelligence official described as more of a relationship of convenience than a formal alliance.
The official said the group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was well-positioned to keep the territory that it has captured but would be stretched thin if it tried to push south into Baghdad. It has intentions to target U.S. interests, the official said.
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Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, rose through the ranks of the organization before becoming emir some time in 2010-2011. The group relies on a handful of senior decision makers, but al-Baghdadi has the final word, according to the intelligence official. Most of its funding comes via robbery, extortion and smuggling, with a small percentage coming from donations.
Meanwhile, Iraqs top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created a new reality and a new Iraq, signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the countrys divided factions.
The U.N., meanwhile, said more than 1,000 people, most civilians, have been killed in Iraq so far this month, the highest death toll since the U.S. military withdrew from the country in December 2011.
Massoud Barzani, whose powerful minority bloc has long functioned as kingmaker in Iraqi politics, did not directly mention Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is facing the strongest challenge to his rule since he assumed power in 2006. But al-Maliki has made little effort beyond rhetoric to win the trust of his critics, who are led by disaffected Sunnis, Kurds and even several former Shiite allies.
Instead the Kurds have deployed their own well-trained security forces known as peshmerga and seized long-coveted ground of their own in the name of defending it from the al Qaeda breakaway group and other Sunni insurgents who have swept through the north. The Kurds are unlikely to give up that territory, including the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, regardless of the status of the fighting.
Al-Maliki has been entirely focused on the security situation, spending hours each day in the main military command center, rather than politics, officials close to his inner circle say, speaking on condition of anonymity because they werent authorized to release such details. Despite the attention, Iraqs mainly Shiite security forces have failed to wage any successful counteroffensives against the insurgents.
A weeklong fight for control of Iraqs largest oil refinery continued Tuesday with helicopter gunships attacking what appeared to be formations of Sunni militants preparing for another assault on the facility in Beiji, a top military official said.
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Chief military spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi has denied reports that the facility has fallen to the rebels.
Government air forces also reportedly bombed the town of Qaim near the Syrian border on Tuesday, days after it was seized by Islamic extremists in Anbar province, west of Baghdad. Provincial government spokesman Dhari al-Rishawi said 17 civilians were killed.
Kerry traveled to Erbil, the capital of the self-rule Kurdish region on Tuesday, a day after meeting with al-Maliki and other Iraqi officials in Baghdad, where he pushed for them to adopt new policies that would give more authority to Iraqs minority Sunnis and Kurds.
Kerry said after the Baghdad meetings that all the leaders agreed to start the process of seating a new parliament by July 1, which will advance a constitutionally required timetable for naming a president, prime minister and a new cabinet. Al-Malikis political bloc won the most seats in parliamentary elections in April but must assemble a majority coalition in the legislature in order to secure a third term for the Shiite leader.
Kerry has repeatedly said that its up to Iraqis not the U.S. or other nations to select their leaders. But he also has noted bitterness and growing impatience among all of Iraqs major sects and ethnic groups with al-Malikis government.
Barzanis support will be crucial for resolving the political impasse because Kurds represent about 20 percent of Iraqs population and usually vote as a unified bloc.
He told Kerry that Kurds are seeking a solution for the crisis that we have witnessed. But, he said, we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq.
Barzani did not elaborate, but he was apparently referring to the Kurds now controlling Kirkuk and other areas in northern Iraq that they have long sought to incorporate into their region.
Kerry said at the start of an hour-long meeting that the Kurdish security forces have been really critical in helping restrain the insurgents.
This is a very critical time for Iraq, and the government formation challenge is the central challenge that we face, Kerry said. He said Iraqi leaders must produce the broad-based, inclusive government that all the Iraqis I have talked to are demanding.
The U.S. believes a new power-sharing agreement in Baghdad would soothe anger directed at the majority Shiite government, a rage that is thought to have fueled the ongoing insurgency. Iraqs population is about 60 percent Shiite Muslim, whose leaders rose to power with U.S. help after the 2003 fall of former President Saddam Hussein and his Sunni-dominated regime.
Two senior State Department officials who attended the meeting said Kerry pre-emptively brought up the issue of the Kurdish regions self-determination its years-long desire to create an independent state and told Barzani that Iraq will remain stronger if it is united. They spoke on condition of anonymity in exchange for releasing the details of the private meeting.
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Iraqi Kurds had no love for Saddam, and were allowed to carve out a semi-autonomous region in Iraqs north to protect themselves from his policies. But Barzani for years has feuded with al-Maliki, most recently over the Kurdish regional governments decision to export oil through Turkey without giving Baghdad its required share of the revenues.
The Kurdish region is home to several vast oil fields and has enjoyed security and economic stability unmatched across the rest of the Iraq.
Control of Kirkuk and Kurdish pockets elsewhere in northern Iraq has been at the heart of tension between the Kurdish region and the Baghdad government. Al-Malikis supporters frequently suggest that the Kurds did nothing as the Sunni militants swept through most areas in the north because they stood to gain from chaos in the region. The Kurds have insisted they moved to Kirkuk and other areas to fill a security vacuum.
Al-Maliki has for months requested U.S. military help to quell the insurgency, and the Obama administration has said it must respond to the insurgent threat before it puts the West at risk of attack.
Obama is reluctant to send American military might back to the war zone, although U.S. special forces have been ordered to Baghdad to train and advise Iraqi counter-terror soldiers.
The U.N. findings were the first concrete sign of the toll the chaos is taking on civilians and Iraqi security forces.
Its team reported at least 1,075 people killed, including 757 civilians in the Ninevah, Diyala and Salahuddin provinces in northern and central Iraq, from June 5 through Sunday.
U.N. human rights office spokesman Rupert Colville cautioned however that the figure should be viewed very much as a minimum, and said it included summary executions and extra-judicial killings of civilians, police and soldiers who had signaled that they were no longer combatants.
In violence Tuesday, assailants killed Munir al-Qafili, the head of the Kirkuk city council and a politically active member of the Turkmen minority group, police chief Torhan Abdul-Rahim said. It was the first such attack since Kurdish forces seized control of the city.
West of Baghdad, authorities found the bodies of 12 policemen killed as militants seized the Anbar town of Rutba this weekend. Militants also stole at least 6 billion Iraqi dinars, about $5 million, from the towns state-run bank, the authorities said, declining to be identified because they were afraid of retaliation by the militants.
The bodies of three men who were shot in the head and chest and had their hands and legs bound also were found on the streets of three Shiite neighborhoods in and around Baghdad, according to police and hospital officials.
Or Obama is flat out lying, and he is, in fact, fully supporting the terrorists in the Middle East.
Perfect. Lets collect, arm and transport ALL these clowns to the sh&^t hole of their choosing (anywhere on earth!)... so that they can murder ONE ANOTHER as soon as possible.
This is what happens when you open the gates and let in people who have no allegiance to the country. When they cannot turn where they now reside into the same crap hole they came from, they do what they can to bide time till they can go back and turn their old one into something they are more accustomed.
Meanwhile, our self esteemed leader continues to dwell upon his notion of how things are rather than how things should be. I am glad he got slammed down with his Syrian red line.
And when they do another attack in the USA the big guy will deny responsibility.
Hey Intel Official: DUH! I guess everyone who works for the government is now a MORON!
American mooselimbs working and fighting for ISIS?
Should be tracked down and exterminated with prejudice.
But these are obammy’s people and he will lionize them for fighting for his moosie religion.
I’d say like Barry, but he’s not an American.
Or call it workplace violence.
But Team Obama DID teach the Muzzies how to prepare for jihad---just in case. Read on.
Federal authorities executed a search warrant at a devout Muslim family's sprawling, 5-acre property 40 miles north of Houston, Texas, where the Feds allegedly found cash, diamonds, pearls, weapons and phony passports hidden in attic rafters, in secret compartments throughout a cluster of trailers and outbuildings and even inside the buried drum of a clothes dryer at the Conroe property.
Irsan, his wife Shmou Ali Alrawabdeh, and another daughter, were subsequently arrested on a variety of federal fraud charges and are in federal custody. A federal criminal complaint detailing the discoveries recounts a saga of nearly 20 years in which the 57-year-old naturalized Muslim citizen from Jordan, and his family, allegedly scammed taxpayer ....receiving food stamps, and disability assistance checks, claiming fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue symptoms, and affective disorders....falsifying US government applications which hid their real estate holdings, vehicles, and cash deposits in US and foreign bank accounts.
The complaint also alleges Irsan was receiving taxpayer funds for a son not living in the US, and that he maintained several addresses on the property to facilitate various fraudulent schemes. He once disabled a safety feature on a saw then purposefully cut himself to receive a $75,000 settlement.
Prosecutors also revealed, in connection with social security fraud and credit card charges against Irsan, that they found more than 200 credit cards with various names and multiple variations of his own name throughout the Irwin Keel home. Arresting officers say they also found more than 40 similar credit cards in his wallet the morning he was arrested.
A federal criminal complaint detailing the discoveries recounts a saga of nearly 20 years in which the 57-year-old naturalized Muslim citizen from Jordan and his family allegedly scammed taxpayers while accumulating real estate holdings, vehicles, and secreting cash in U.S. and foreign bank accounts.
The complaint also alleges Irsan was receiving taxpayer funds for a son not living in the US (EITC refunds), maintained several addresses on the property to facilitate various schemes
He was certainly and industrious and entrepreneurial Muslim (as they like to think of themselves), just not quite in the way amnesty advocates like to claim.
Also found on the property was a makeshift gun range, which witnesses said five or six Muslim families frequently visited to fire AK-47s. Also found was information about Irsans attempts to get a silencer.
Nothing to do with jihad, of course.
Authorities are also re-examining a 1999 murder case---Irsan was not indicted after claiming self-defense in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Obama gets EVERYTHING WRONG!
Let’s hope someone, at least, has been keeping tabs on these clowns while Obama’s been AWOL for six years stroking his putter.
Those US Muslim organisations.....have survived to form on May 12, 2014, as publicly announced in Chicago, a Muslim Political party named the USMCO..the US Muslim Council of Oraganisations. It is an exclusive political party. The description, mission and currnt member organisations are listen in the following link, and the first item on its agenda is to effect the 2016 election, and gear up to play roles in local, county, state elections too:
Having witnessed the Cochran/McDaniel Dem party voters of 35,000 throwing the election to the Republican Cochran, the ability of the Muslim Brotherhood to influence elections in the US becomes obvious with focused effort, and they will be more focused than black Mississippi Dem voters.
A milestone has been accomplished with the establishment of a THIRD PARTY in the US, and a hostile one at that, dedicated to the submission of the US, Israel, and the entire West to Islam.
A USMCO, founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, internationally operative in over 70 countries, and the only major international Muslim Sunni organisation the Caliphate can operate with effectively from the getgo, it having been instrumental with US policy in making he creation of ISIS possible via the Syria disadventure, can, being located in teh US, vastly advance the political agendas of Islam.
A USMCO, inspired by what 35,000 votes can do in Mississippi, will move to interact with both political parties in the US to broker their terms for Islamic concessions to be ceded to them by both parties in elections, in addition to running their own candidates.
Political Islam, currently concentrated in the administration in advisory roles, now is placed for direct injection to the American electoral processes thru the USMCO. It is impossible for the administration to be caught by surprise by anything going on in the Muslim world because of the close relations the Executive Branch agencies have with Muslim Brotherhood sponsored organisational interests in the US, especially the member organisations of the USMCO.
While the competing interests internally of Sunni factions including the Baathist members led by Saddam’s brother-in-law, Col AL Douri, will have to be settled, look for Caliphate tie ins with USMCO organisations as time moves onward. ISIS, AL Q, Muslim Brotherhood are all linked, and all are part of the US political system now. Catastrophe.
Rather than support, I have come to believe that Obams was ignored and was powerless to exert control over the various disparate factions involved.
We like to take an Americentric view, but the current events don’t have much need for American input, desires or direction. We are just not required
I would argue that Obama via his military staff participation in the anti Assad Coalition learned of the plans to unite the Sunni populations along the Tigris Euphrates valleys. That is, early on it was known that the state boundary would be erased in the effort.
Aside from the fact this was going to happen with or without American participation, Obama opted out. He was powerless to have any effect on the decision. It is an Arab thing.
This business of foreign fighters coming to help will be all sorted out in coming years as the new states being created adjust. Those from America will leave and return. Will they be a threat, probably, but not a great threat.
The turmoil of change will abssorb much of the fanatic’s energy
And they should never ever be allowed to return to the united states.
Great post; thread. No surprises. Ideology trumps nation-state. A totalitarian ideology subsumes nation-states. Jihad advances.
The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the be- lievers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting. Majid Khadduri; The Quranic Concept of War
And of course, domestically, they also were surprised to learn that that the shovel-ready jobs "weren't as shovel-ready as we thought" (well, except for Jay Carney's job), and that "what we're also discovering is that [health] insurance is complicated to buy."
Aha.. Under “NORMAL” circumstances these clown would not be allowed back in the USA.. however, Obama will make sure they get in.. even if they have drive across where our southern border used to be. Those car bombs that we’ve seen on the new from overseas.. what are the IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE folks going to do when they are here? because they are coming!
They can walk right across the border with the illegal horde. Why come back legally and be documented as being back in the country?
Is it time to go Muslim hunting in our own neighborhoods yet?
It is indeed “an Arab thing”.
But it’s going to grow into “a World War thing”.
-——But its going to grow into a World War thing——
I don’t think so. There may continue to be isolated incidents by Jihadists feeling their oats but not a concentration of directed force outside their new borders.
I know there is a big flap about the power being gained by the wackos but it overlooks the strong moderating force of the mass of the population that are not radicals.
I cite Egypt as the example. The wackos gained power but were put down by the more moderate and rational elements. Although it is heretical to say so here, there is a preponderance of moderation in the Sunni populations, especially in the money and power controlling Arab nations in the GCC.
Times are good, business is good. The monied powers will not allow their businesses to be destroyed
The monied powers are so full of themselves they think they are insulated from any terrorist event hurting them financially.
But radical Islam is a persistent para-military cult, and their followers are happy to die for them.
And Obama has given them help and hope they never imagined they would receive from an American President.
No, I respectfully disagree with your position.
We are headed down that slippery slope and our leaders in Washington are either intentional ignoring it or helping it.
The Republicans have their collective heads in the sand, and the Democrats think they’re immune to the threat.
Things will get much, much worse once Obama leaves office. Much like when Clinton left.