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Archive for December 1st, 2009

NOTE:  I’m going out on a limb to post Mauro’s piece below even though I have not yet accessed and viewed the video.  When I try to view it, I get “the stream for this video is currently unavailable.” Possibly an excessive amount of traffic has crashed the site and caused the access message and the video will be available once the traffic surge subsides.

I.M. Kane

Update on the video from Ryan Mauro:  Originally, the T.V. report had all the excerpts that were really necessary. I have the tape in my possession and we are working on getting some sort of excerpts online. I apologize, we did not anticipate that happening and am working hard to correct it as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.

 

New Tape Shows Terror Training on U.S. Soil

By Ryan Mauro

On the heels of a deadly FBI shootout with a radical imam in Detroit and a Muslim extremist in the military launching a shooting attack at Fort Hood killing 13 people, a new videotape has been publicized showing American Muslims training in similar tactics, almost without a doubt on American soil.

The tape was given to me as the national security researcher for the Christian Action Network  by a reliable law enforcement source. This source has provided me with other credible information on the Jamaat ul-Fuqra group that operates in the U.S. under the name of “Muslims of America” and the International Quranic Open University, among others. Although the tape is of poor quality, it clearly shows African-American Muslim women fluent in English dressed in military-style camouflage receiving guerrilla warfare training, including hand-to-hand combat, sword fighting, scaling fabricated walls, stealth maneuvering, and firing guns at a lake. They clearly are Americans and the training almost certainly takes place on U.S. soil.

The time stamp on the video is partially cut off, showing only “January 28, 20.” The last two appearing digits indicate that it was filmed in the year 2000 at the earliest. My source said it is believed that the video was taken at a place called “Islamberg” in New York, an isolated 70-acre community in the Catskill Mountains that serves as the group’s headquarters in the U.S. Martin Mawyer, the president of the Christian Action Network, is certain this is the case by comparing the footage to aerial photos his organization took of various Muslims of America sites around the country.

This tape comes in addition to another tape obtained by the Christian Action Network that formed the basis of its Homegrown Jihad documentary released earlier this year. The tape shows Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, the founder and leader of Jamaat ul-Fuqra and Muslims of America, training his recruits in hijacking vehicles, murdering guards, various forms of hand-to-hand combat, use of explosives and firearms, and other techniques any wannabe jihadist would need education in. In the film, Gilani specifically says that those watching the film can take their “advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare” by contacting any of his Quranic Open University offices in the U.S., Canada, or Pakistan.

The tape is powerful evidence of the intent behind the construction of these sites but lacks a filming date or location. This second tape proves that the training is occurring on U.S. soil and it was done, at the least, in the past decade. If such paramilitary training is still going on at Islamberg, it would not be the only Muslims of America site doing so.

Over the past year, I’ve received reports from a neighbor to a site called “Islamville” in York County, South Carolina, about how gunfire was being heard from inside the compound. The neighbor has provided me with videotape where loud gunfire can be heard allegedly from the direction of the site. Other information obtained by CAN has confirmed the presence of weapons inside the site as of earlier this year.

Attention has been brought upon a site in Red House, Virginia, as well for naming one of its streets “Sheikh Gilani Lane,” after the Pakistan-based radical leader of Muslims of America and Jamaat ul-Fuqra. A leaked March 2009 report from the Virginia State Police Fusion Center confirms that “there have been paramilitary drills involving MOA members using firearms” in the state and members of the organization have been involved in a wide range of criminal activity. Although the report contains a general criticism of the Homegrown Jihad film, the information contained in the report actually substantiates the film’s concerns.

A new site in the beginning stages of construction in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, is also of concern to neighbors who claim to be hearing gunfire come from the area. In Homegrown Jihad, CAN discovers this compound and when they arrive, they notice a tattered American flag with bullet or knife punctures hanging off the side of the building. This means that there is evidence of paramilitary training in at least four compounds in four states, and many more sites exist throughout the country. According to a 2006 report by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center funded with a Justice Department grant given to CAN, “Today, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has more than 35 suspected communes and more than 3,000 members across the United States, all in support of one goal: the purification of Islam through violence.”

Sheikh Gilani has stated that Muslims are treated better in America than anywhere else in the world and that he forbids attacks on the U.S. Past statements like “we are fighting to destroy the enemy; we are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are in America” and past violent and criminal actions by members of his organization cast doubt on this statement. Even if his statement is genuine, he is preparing his followers for war against somebody, and the rabidly anti-Semitic, extremist teachings he espouses mean his followers are becoming indoctrinated in isolated locations cut off from the outside world. When I traveled to Islamberg a few years ago, I was immediately asked, “Are you Jewish?” This was said with a clear disdain despite the friendly demeanor of the man I spoke with.

Gilani may be purposely not activating his networks out of fear of jeopardizing a long-term plan. Or maybe he isn’t preparing his American followers to fight the U.S., even though he believes that the government is part of a Jewish new world order conspiracy that carried out the 9/11 attacks. Or maybe he is just trying to build an American network to support a fight against his enemies on other continents. Whatever the case, the highly combustible ingredients of radical Islamic indoctrination, paramilitary training, and the establishment of isolated communities are being combined right here in America.

Article printed from Pajamas Media: http://pajamasmedia.com

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The inconvenient truths Mr Gore and his fanatical friends DIDN’T tell you about climate change

By Peter Hitchens

As it happens I was Green before the word came to mean what it does now. From a very early age, I hated the ploughing up of this country for the motor car, and grieved at the mad closure of the railways, a view that has now become much more widespread than it was then.

I began bicycling to work before bike lanes had been invented, when Boris Johnson was still at Eton.

To this day I get a sort of red mist when I see great trees being cut down by over-cautious councils, and I gaze with limitless regret on the bleak prairies of Southern England, where hedgerows once grew.

If I can take a ship and a train rather than a plane, I will do [it]. So it’s no use trying to dismiss me as some kind of petrolhead polluter who wants to cover the planet with runways and motorways, nor to allege I’m in the pay of Big Oil, when I say that I doubt the existence of man-made global warming.

I just doubt it because I am not convinced it’s true. Actually, now that Big Oil has bought into the man-made warming scare itself, I generally get even cruder abuse, being called a ‘denier’ as if I were some kind of Nazi. And if I mention my doubts at public occasions, I can feel the swelling wrath of the unreasoning mob gathering against me.

There’s seldom time to make more than a few points before you are howled down by righteous zealots. And that is why I, and anyone seriously interested in this subject, owes a great debt to Christopher Booker, who has set down all the arguments for doubt in a single, concise book [The Real Global Warming Disaster, Continuum Books, £16.99] that will no doubt be either ignored or abused.

It would be very sad if, as a result, it fails to reach a wide audience. I think anyone remotely concerned about this huge controversy should read this courageous piece of work. I am not asking you to agree with everything in it, or assuming that you will. I am asking any reasonable person, who is influenced by facts and logic, to consider the case made here.

If you have had doubts but suppressed them for fear of being drowned in anger or contempt, buy this book to arm yourself. If you know any global-warming fanatics, buy it for them for Christmas and ask them, even beg them, to study it carefully.

At the very least, it should allow the debate on this subject to be conducted with more fairness and without such expressions as ‘denier’ being used.

What you will find out is this. That much of what passes for accepted truth is not. Facts have been ruthlessly twisted, suppressed or invented. Scientists are greatly divided on the subject.

Many people – and bodies – presented as experts actually have little or no knowledge of the science involved. Gullible politicians and gullible media men and women have repeatedly fallen for it.

Hucksters, profiteers, world-government fanatics and, of course, the EU (always searching for an excuse to increase its power) have latched on to it.

Huge public subsidies, including the carbon-trading racket and the tragicomic building of hideous, worse-than-useless windfarms, now depend upon it.

But take, just for example, the famous picture of polar bears on a melting ice-floe, supposedly doomed victims of global warming.

The USA’s ex-Vice President, the propagandist Al Gore, got audiences going ‘Aaah!’ by saying the bears had ‘nowhere else to go’. Really? The picture was taken in August, when the Alaskan ice always melts. The polar bears were fine. Think about it.

They can swim and they weren’t far from land. Recent studies show that most polar bear populations are rising.

The world was warmer than it is now in the early Middle Ages, long before industrial activity increased CO2 output, a fact that the warming fanatics have worked very hard to obscure.

Oh, and the most important greenhouse gas by far is not CO2 but water vapour, which is not influenced by human activity at all.

Meanwhile, an English court of law (despite buying the CO2 argument) has identified nine significant errors of fact in Gore’s Oscar-winning alarmist film An Inconvenient Truth, ludicrously being inflicted on children in British schools.

Among these: sea levels are not going to rise by 20ft any time soon; there’s no evidence that atolls in the Pacific have been evacuated because of rising waters; the Gulf Stream is not going to shut down; the drying-up of Lake Chad, the shrinking of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro and Hurricane Katrina were none of them caused by global warming; the only polar bears that have drowned were four that died in a storm.

Booker also reminds us that even if all the measures demanded by the warming zealots were put into action, according to their own calculations this would only delay the effects they fear by six years.

In my experience, people who employ alarmism, and who turn with rage on their critics, do so because they lack confidence in their case. Watch their behaviour at the coming Copenhagen climate conference, a festival of panic and exaggerated woe.

This particular frenzy, if not checked, could end by bankrupting the West and leaving us sitting in the cold and [in] the dark whistling for a wind to power our dead computers – while China and India surge on to growth and prosperity because they have had the sense to ignore the whole stupid thing. [emphasis mine]

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