Jihad in America: The Grande Deception

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On February 16, 2013, The Grand Deception executive producer, Steven Emerson, challenged CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush to an open debate to discuss the facts featured in this film. Above is the amount of time that this challenge has gone unanswered.

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“God is our Goal.   The Prophet is our leader.  The Quran is our constitution.  Jihad is our way.  Death in the service of God is the loftiest of our wishes.  God is great, God is great.”

This is the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt as a vehicle to establish a worldwide Islamic empire governed by shariah law.

The Brotherhood has transformed Islam into a political agenda, and this mix of religion and politics has become known as Islamism.  Since the Brotherhood’s founding in 1928, the Brotherhood has established a presence in more than 70 countries, and countless organizations worldwide have adopted its strategy and goals.

 
Today, organizations created by or inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood enjoy considerable influence within the United States.  The government, media, and law enforcement often turn to these organizations when they want the pulse of the American Muslim community.  But critics- Muslim and non-Muslim alike- say that engaging these organizations poses a danger.

According to these critics, although members of these organizations might appear to be moderate, they support an interpretation of Islam that is at odds with democracy and human rights as is commonly understood in the Western world.  Engaging these organizations bestows an undeserved legitimacy upon them and makes it easier for them to advance their secretive agenda.

The Grand Deception, a 70-minute film by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), traces the roots of Islamism inside the United States.  This film examines the extent of Islamist influence within the United States and highlights the danger that Islamist influence poses for all Americans.

This documentary is based extensively on primary source materials, including original Brotherhood documents and audio and video from IPT’s extensive archives.

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Koran-The Truth About the Holy Book of Islam

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The Koran is difficult to understand because events are out of sequence and statements often contradictory. This can be remedied by reading the Koran within the context of Mohammed’s life (the official biography of Mohammed is called the Sira). Here one sees that there was an earlier, genuinely religious Koran written when Mohammed was in Mecca, and a later Koran, written in Medina, which was highly political. The existence of the two Korans accounts for the contradictions.

CZ: Koránu je těžké porozumět, protože události v něm nejsou řazeny chronologicky a jednotlivá tvrzení si často odporují. Řešením je číst korán v kontextu Mohamedova života (Mohamedova oficiální biografie se nazývá síra). Tam vidíme, že existuje ranější, náboženský korán, který vznikl v době, kdy Mohamed působil v Mekce, a pozdější korán vzniknuvší v Medíně, který je značně politický. Ve skutečnosti tedy existují dva korány, a proto vznikají ony rozpory.

NO:
Koranen er vanskelig å forstå fordi hendelser er tatt ut av sammenhengen og utsagn ofte er selvmotigende. Dette kan det rettes på ved å lese Koranen i sammenhengen med Muhammeds liv. Her ser vi at det var en tidlig, mer religiøs Koran, som var skrevet mens Muhammed var i Mekka, og en senere Koran, skrevet i Medina. Den sistnevnte var svært politisk og utgjør derfor selvmotsigelsene.

RU:
Коран сложно понять, потому что события изложены в нем не по порядку, а высказывания зачастую противоречивы. Это можно исправить, читая Коран в контексте жизни Мухаммеда.
Тогда можно увидеть, что существовал ранний, более религиозный Коран, написанный в период пребывания Мухаммеда в Мекке, и поздний Коран, написанный в Медине. Поздняя версия была очень политизирована, что объясняет противоречия в тексте.

DE:
Der Koran ist schwierig zu verstehen, weil Ereignisse nicht in chronologischer Reihenfolge stattfinden und Aussagen sich oft widersprechen.
Der Koran ist einfacher zu verstehen, wenn er im Zusammenhang mit Mohammeds Lebensgeschichte gelesen wird. Dann wird verständlich,
dass es einen frühen, eher religiösen Koran gibt – geschrieben, als Mohammed in Mekka lebte – und einen späten Koran – geschrieben in Medina.
Letzterer war höchst politisch und in diesem Hinblick Ursache für die Widersprüche im Koran.

PL:
Koran jest trudny do zrozumienia, ponieważ opisane w nim wydarzenia są wyrwane z kontekstu, a zawarte w nim stwierdzenia bywają sprzeczne. Można temu zaradzić odczytując Koran w kontekście życia Mahometa (oficjalna biografia Mahometa to Sira). Okaże się wtedy, że istnieje wcześniejszy, prawdziwie religijny Koran spisany przez Mahometa w Mekce, oraz Koran późniejszy, napisany w Medynie, mający wysoce upolityczniony charakter. Istnienie dwóch Koranów odpowiada za pojawiające się sprzeczności.

HU:
A Koránt nehéz megérteni, mert az események nincsenek időrendi sorrendben és az állítások gyakran ellentmondásosak. Erre az lehet a megoldás, ha a Koránt Mohamed életével összefüggésben vizsgáljuk. Így megfigyelhetjük, hogy volt egy korábbi, vallásosabb Korán, ami Mohamed Mekkai tartózkodása alatt íródott és egy későbbi Korán, amit Medinában írt. A későbbit teljesen átjárja a politika, és ez a magyarázat az ellentmondásokra.

NL:
De Koran is moeilijk te begrijpen want de gebeurtenissen staan niet in de juiste volgorde en uitspraken zijn vaak tegenstrijdig. Dit kan worden verholpen door het lezen van de Koran in het kader van Mohammeds leven. Hier ziet men dat er sprake was van een eerdere, meer religieuze Koran geschreven toen Mohammed in Mekka was en een latere Koran geschreven in Medina. De latere was zeer politiek van aard en dus verantwoordelijk voor de tegenstrijdigheden.

HEB:
הקוראן קשה להבינה משום שהאירועים מחוץ לרצף וההצהרות ששם הם לעתים קרובות סותרות. זה ניתן לתיקון על ידי קריאת הקוראן בהקשר של חייו של מוחמד. כאן ניתן לראות, כי הקוראן המוקדם יותר, היותר דתי נכתב כאשר מוחמד היה במכה, ואילו הקוראן המאוחר יותר, היה מאוד פוליטי נכתב כשמוחמד היה במדינה, וכך מסבירים את הסתירות הרבות שהקוראן מכיל.

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Jihadi Omar Suleiman Finds Open Doors All Over Texas

June 6, 2019

Jihadi Omar Suleiman Finds Open Doors All Over Texas

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Omar Suleiman is an Islamic scholar and Imam currently in Irving, Texas. He is and has been the leader of numerous Muslim Brotherhood organizations across America, advocates against liberty, and promotes barbaric sharia (Islamic Law).

Yet, elected officials, pastors, and citizens across Texas welcome this jihadi with open arms.

In May 2019, Suleiman offered the invocation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to an invitation by U.S. Congresswoman Bernice Johnson of Dallas, Texas.

Jihadi Omar Suleiman delivers the invocation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, May 9, 2019

Omar Suleiman’s Muslim Brotherhood Leadership Roles

Suleiman teaches sharia and jihad at the Al Maghrib Institute, a Muslim Brotherhood operation which has produced a large number of jihadis over the years including Tarek Mehanna, Ramy Zam Zam, Daniel Maldonado and Nuradin Abdi among others.

Suleiman also served as the Imam of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Jefferson Muslim Association in New Orleans, Louisiana for six years.

In the largest terrorism financing trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history – U.S. v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Northern District of Texas (Dallas) 2008 – the Department of Justice identified the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) as a Muslim Brotherhood entity which provided money directly to the terrorist group Hamas overseas.

The Jefferson Muslim Association is owned by NAIT, the bank for the Muslim Brotherhood in North America.

Suleiman also served as a Director for the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), also identified by the U.S. government as a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s network in the US v HLF trial. ICNA’s training program for youth and adults in the U.S. (page 117) calls for muslims to “wage war” against non-muslims until an Islamic State is established under sharia (Islamic Law). 

The By-Laws of the Muslim Brotherhood state the Brotherhood was created to “fight the tyrants and enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing the Islamic State.”

Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Irving based Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, whose “Team” is a Who’s Who of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

Suleiman is also the resident Scholar at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center in Irving, Texas, yet another property owned by Muslim Brotherhood’s North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). 

Omar Suleiman’s Overt Jihadi Actions

Omar Suleiman organized a rally and jummah prayers on December 8th, 2017 in front of the White House and tweeted, “Be sure to join us tomorrow in front of the White House for jummah and in protest of Trump’s Jerusalem declaration.”  The rally claimed to challenge the legitimacy of the State of Israel.

Suleiman explains his parents were “displaced Palestinians due to the occupation” and he has proclaimed himself to be a champion “of the Palestinian cause”; called Zionists “enemies of God”, and  references Israel’s military operations as “massacres.”

Omar Suleiman has called for the 3rd Intifada (war) against the Israelis.

On March 5th 2018 Omar Suleiman was arrested on Capitol Hill with senior leaders of Muslim Brotherhood’s jihadi Movement in the U.S. including Linda Sarsour, Dawud Walid, Zahra Billoo and Nihad Awad, the leader of Hamas in the U.S. (CAIR). [The terrorist group Hamas is an inherent part of the Muslim Brotherhood.]

The group was arrested for protesting in support of legislation to protect unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.  

On January 19, 2019 Omar Suleiman and 32 others were arrested at the Tijuana/San Diego Border as part of the “Love Knows No Borders” movement in support of immigrants and asylum seekers. The focus of this is to reduce U.S. border security and screening for those illegally entering the United States.

Suleiman was a speaker at the ICNA-MAS convention in Washington D.C. on April 19-21, 2019  (Easter weekend). As stated above, the ICNA-MAS training guide calls muslims to “wage war” against non-muslims to establish an Islamic State under Islamic Law (sharia), which are the stated objectives of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Other speakers at the ICNA-MAS convention were U.S. Hamas leader (CAIR) Nihad Awad and fellow jihadi Siraj Wahhaj. Wahhaj’s children were recently arrested after authorities discovered two separate terrorist training camps were discovered, which taught children to commit acts of terrorism. 

Suleiman will be the keynote speaker at ICNA-MAS Annual Convention December 27-29, 2019.  The three founders of the Muslim American Society (MAS) were senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the United States when MAS was established in 1993, including the leaders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood at the time Ahmed El-Kadi.

In the US v Sabri Benkhala appellate case involving terrorism, the U.S. government officially stated “MAS was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”

The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) drives much of the Interfaith Outreach programs in America and propagates a false narrative about Islam, and equates it to Christianity and Judaism.  Suleiman is the Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a “multi-faith alliance.”

 Omar is an experienced islamic scholar and leading the Islamic education in Texas – he understands Sharia.  With this in mind, here are a few of the items directly from authoritative Islamic Law (Sharia): 

“Jihad means to war against non-muslims…jihad is a communal obligation (o9.1)…jihad is personally obligatory (09.2)…” from [Reliance of the Traveller, Islamic Sacred Law] 

“When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.” [Reliance of the Traveller, o8.0] 

“The following are not subject to retaliation (4) a father or mother for killing their offspring or offspring’s offspring.” [Reliance of the Traveller, o1.2] 

“Permissible Lying…it is permissible to lie if the goal is permissible and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory.” [Reliance of the Traveller, r8.2] 

Omar Suliman is extremely active in the Dallas area, and is described as a “rising star.”  He is listed as one of 25 influential American Muslimsand was able to persuade google to alter its algorithm so searches on Islamic words will result in a softer definition, often being objectively false.

One example is the word “taqiyya.”  Taqiyya is a form of permissible lying in Islam. However, as the photo below shows, a google search of “taqiyya” will produce the “definition” the word means, “Prudence, Fear” which is exactly what this word does not mean in Islamic law (sharia).

Every citizen, local official, businessman or woman, pastor, or anyone else in Texas providing a platform to Omar Suleiman is helping America’s enemy move their agenda forward and put Texans in greater danger.

Those who wish to argue that Suleiman wears a suit and is “nice” should consider that Suleiman is overtly sharia-adherent and works to impose sharia on others, making him a “Jihadi” by definition. If being “nice” gets you to surrender to him, he will do it.

We are at war. Texans need to begin acting like it and hold their local and state officials to a higher standard of adherence to their oaths of office.

Understanding the Threat is the only organization in the nation giving citizens, police, and local officials tools to identify jihadis, map out the jihadi networks in your local area, and dismantle these networks.

We need you to help us in this fight and educate your elected officials, school board members, pastors and your entire community!

Join UTT and together we can take the fight to this enemy and put FREEDOM on the offensive where it belongs. Stephanie Ameissal-taqiyyaAllahCAIRCivilization JihadCounterintelligenceHamasHomegrown JihadInterfaith OutreachIslamISNAjihadmosquesMuslim BrotherhoodPermissible LyingshariaUS Muslim Brotherhood,USA v Holy Land FoundationUTTAl Maghrib schoolAssembly of Muslim Jurists of AmericaHouse of RepresentativesJefferson Muslim AssociationLinda SarsourOmar SuleimanRamy Zam ZamSiraj Wahhajtarek mehanna,Yaqeen Institute

Washington Post laments that jihad murders of Scandinavian hikers were “seized on by the far right to attack Islam”

Washington Post laments that jihad murders of Scandinavian hikers were “seized on by the far right to attack Islam”

JUN 22, 2019 10:15 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER13 COMMENTS

What is wrong with these people? Have they lost all moral compass, all human compassion, all sense of decency? If this were a sane world, the Washington Post would close its doors in shame for publishing this, and Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet would be looking for work at the local 7-Eleven (no offense intended to 7-Eleven).

Miller and Mekhennet would have you believe that these murders violated the tenets of Islam, and invoke as evidence the fact that while the murderers professed allegiance to the Islamic State, the Islamic State never circulated the murder video or claimed credit for the murders. The salient passage from the article is this:

But it was the targeting of unarmed women that appears to have been the greatest affront. European officials who have pored over the terror group’s propaganda archives have documented the deaths of 2,070 people in filmed executions between 2015 and 2017, mostly in Syria and Iraq. Only three of those killed were women — either stoned or shot for alleged offenses, their faces hidden in accordance with Islamic strictures.

The Moroccans violated those religious tenets. Ueland and Jespersen were killed in their underwear, their faces, necks and shoulders often in the camera’s view.

Inside Islamic State chat rooms, followers catalogued these failures, though without sympathy for the women killed. “This operation was an individual one by the brothers who are supporters,” one post said. But “they had been warned about disseminating a video without covering the naked bodies of the female prostitute tourists.”

Miller and Mekhennet go on to quote Nico Prucha, “a terrorism expert based in Madrid,” saying: “The Moroccan attack was botched from the rhetorical side to the operation side to the theological side.”

But no evidence has been produced, or can be produced, that these murders were actually botched from “the theological side.” As you can see above, the Islamic State objected to the video because the “female prostitute tourists” were not fully covered, not because it was wrong to kill them. The Qur’an still says “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (47:4), and the killers of these hikers know that very well. Miller and Mekhennet are here doing what the establishment media apparently feels duty bound to do on all possible occasions: make sure that no one thinks ill of Islam, whitewashing the crimes done in its name and in accord with its teachings.

Not only that. For Miller and Mekhennet, the worst aspect of these murders is not the ruined lives of the victims and their loved ones, but the fact that the “far-right” has “exploited” them. They spend a great deal of time smearing and defaming those who pointed out that these murders were in accord with Islamic texts and teachings. Note the quote below, which supposedly comes from an unnamed “far-right figure in Norway”: “It’s God awakening us Germanic men to action. It’s enough now. It’s enough.”

“Germanic men.” That’s right: foes of jihad terror, and those who speak honestly about how Islamic texts incite some believers to violence, are really just Nazis, and decent people should shun them.

The Washington Post has been a shameless propaganda rag and apologist for jihad terror for quite some time, but this is a new low. Close your doors, WaPo: more forthright jihad terror promoters such as Al Jazeera are doing your job better than you are.

“Murder in the Atlas Mountains,” by Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet, Washington Post, June 21, 2019 (thanks to Vikram):

In a crime apparently intended to impress the Islamic State, two Scandinavian women were brutally slain in Morocco. The killings were seized on by the far right to attack Islam.

MARRAKESH, Morocco — Their screams must have carried for miles in the thin air of the Atlas Mountains, anguished sounds of a terrorist attack that no one was there to hear, see or stop.

Maren Ueland, 28, and Louisa Jespersen, 24, Scandinavian students who revered the outdoors, were descending North Africa’s highest peak in December when they encountered four men searching for Westerners to kill.

The men waited until after nightfall, then approached the women’s tent with knives and misplaced hopes of becoming Islamist heroes. They attacked Ueland, a Norwegian, and her Danish friend, Jespersen, in their sleeping bags, stabbed them until their bodies went limp and severed their heads in a ghastly sequence recorded on a cellphone.

The December 2018 attack, like so many in this age of mass killings and social media, was an act of senseless and performative violence. The killers, poor and uneducated, became absorbed in a violent Islamist universe they saw on the screens of their cellphones, then sought their own place in it. Their overriding aim was to impress the Islamic State, earn the status of soldiers in its apocalyptic struggle and see their own recording distributed across the group’s propaganda platforms.

Reality didn’t follow that script. The targeting of defenseless women and the abysmal quality of the recording managed to violate the standards of a terrorist group not known for having any. The Islamic State did not distribute the video, refused to acknowledge the attack and to this day has ignored the Moroccans’ pledges of loyalty.

The video went viral nonetheless. An attack that had gone unheard and unseen ended up being viewed millions of times by Islamic State supporters who didn’t share the group’s selectivity, by dark-Web bottom dwellers devoted to gore and by the morbidly curious.

The most alarming audience, however, was one that the attackers had not envisioned. Within days, the one-minute, 16-second recording spread rapidly across networks associated with the far-right and white-nationalist movements. Extremists posted gruesome scenes of the women’s deaths on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms alongside condemnations of Islam and calls for a civilizational clash.

“Look at this video of the one girl being decapitated alive,” wrote a far-right figure in Norway as he posted a link to his Twitter account. “It’s God awakening us Germanic men to action. It’s enough now. It’s enough.”

When officials in Norway and Denmark pleaded with the public to stop sharing the video, that effort was denounced by far-right groups as a betrayal of religion and race — censorship of content that revealed the true nature of Islam….

New York Times smears Jihad Watch, covers for Minneapolis Muslim migrant community, US jihad recruitment capital

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New York Times smears Jihad Watch, covers for Minneapolis Muslim migrant community, US jihad recruitment capital

JUN 22, 2019 8:33 AM BY RALPH SIDWAY14 COMMENTS

“More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.”

The New York Times just featured an article by Astead W. Herndon, titled, “‘These People Aren’t Coming From Norway’: Refugees in a Minnesota City Face a Backlash,” in which the following false and libelous statement is made:

Every weekday, he sits in the same spot at Culver’s restaurant — the corner booth near the Kwik Trip — and begins his daily intake of news from xenophobic and conspiratorial sites, such as JihadWatch.org, and articles with titles like “Lifting the Veil on the ‘Islamophobia’ Hoax.”

Of course, Jihad Watch, run by the indefatigable Robert Spencer (who just survived a serious health incident, and thankfully is returning to top form in writing on and warning about Islam and the global varieties of the jihad threat) is anything but “xenophobic and conspiratorial,” with its sober postings of well documented news reports on Muslim jihad plots and terror attacks, and examples of dhimmitude, cover-ups, and willing capitulation by politicians and media before professional Muslim victimhood organizations like CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations, itself named by the US Dept of Justice an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terror Funding Trial, the largest such terror funding case in history).

But Herndon’s piece is too busy painting ordinary Americans as bigots afraid of immigrants, reactionary adherents to “white replacement” theory to present the full picture. Take this section:

Their [the Somali refugees] increased presence — and an attack at a mall in 2016, when Dahir Adan, a Somali-American refugee living in St. Cloud, stabbed 10 people — has emboldened a loosely connected network of white, anti-immigration activists who are trying to pressure local and state Republicans to embrace an increasingly explicit anti-Muslim agenda.

Across the state, this network includes conservative radio hosts, think tanks and digital media that focus on anti-refugee news in Minnesota, as well as small community groups like C-Cubed, which repeatedly invite anti-Muslim speakers to town, leading to clashes and protests.

The stabbing attack by Somali refugee Dahir Adan (he can’t be Somali-Americanand be a refugee, can he?) is the only specific news story cited which gives an honest glimpse into the effect mass Muslim immigration is having on Minnesota. The article makes only passing reference to “anti-refugee news” before returning to its narrative, ignoring widespread terrorist recruiting of Somali Muslims as reported in detail  by Hollie McKay of Fox News:

More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.

In the case of the Somalis, it’s no longer just the men. Early last year, a female was apprehended by authorities on charges of supporting providing material support to Al Qaeda and arson.

McKay’s reporting provides hard facts from the FBI itself on the link between Minnesota Muslims and Al Shabaab and ISIS back in Somalia,

With by far the largest Somali American population in the United States – estimates of up to 100,000 – the insular ethnic community in Minnesota offers a rich recruiting ground. Investigators told Fox News that early on, al-Shabab recruiting was almost exclusively word-of-mouth. One family connection to a contact in the terrorist group would be pulled in as a recruit, in a process that was repeated as the ranks of the al-Shabab grew.

The Minneapolis and St Cloud Somali Muslim community has proved to be a ripe target for jihad recruiters, who prey on the Islamic culture’s innate distrust of the infidel to motivate a people already predisposed to not assimilate into American culture to join and actively support America’s enemies:

“For over a decade, Islamist terror groups have been able to recruit from Minnesota. This is, in part, because Minnesota has a large Muslim population compared to other parts of the U.S,” said Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security expert at The Heritage Foundation. “However, it is also because there have been small segments of the Somali community there that have struggled to integrate into the U.S. Al-Shabaab and ISIS have exploited this – upon religious, political cultural and identity issues to offer a compelling alternative to Western democracy.”

Josh Lipowsky, Senior Research Analyst at the Counter Extremism Project concurred the immigrant community in Minnesota has proven to be ripe for targeting in recent years by specifically playing into the card of being something of an outsider and that “society has shunned them.”

Local authorities contend it has been challenging for them to penetrate the Somali-American community in Minneapolis, who remain a unique immigrant population that hasn’t actively assimilated with the neighboring township. In the neighborhood of Cedar-Riverside, for example, it’s possible to go about day-to-day business without ever interacting with a non-Somali.

“You can buy your clothes at a Somalia mall. You can buy insurance at a Somalia insurance adjuster. You can buy real estate at a Somali real estate adjuster,” explained a U.S official. “I think that is pretty unique.”

It would be easy to get the impression that these Somali Muslim jihadi recruits from Minnesota were loners and losers, but as is so often the case with jihad terrorists, a great many were well educated, successful, and, before their betrayal of America, examples of successful immigration:

Most of those alleged to have joined al-Shabab had completed high school, and were either in college, or working in an array of industries as maintenance, security guards and caregivers. Others worked at rental car companies, money-wiring service centers, and in fashion retail.

One such person, Mahmud Said Omar, reportedly left in 2008 and went on to facilitate the conduit for other Minnesota-based recruits and returned to the U.S. a few months later. He was sentenced in 2013 to 20 years behind bars.

Significantly, it is the mosques in Minnesota which were most effective in turning the Somalis to Islam’s jihad doctrine. Because Muhammad was the first and best jihadi, and because his example is deemed the perfect pattern of conduct for Muslims, many Somali Muslims took the Koran at its word and followed Muhammad’s example themselves:

Jeanine Brudenell, who formerly served as the Somali liaison for the Minneapolis Police Department, told Fox News much of the extremism that has sparked in recent years – perhaps ironically – stemmed from the crackdown to dismantle local street gangs.

“In trying to lead youth away from joining gangs, many parents were taking their children to the mosques, which deal with everything, including mental health concerns,” she said. She said that opened the way for radicalization.

In one case, Zakaria Maruf, was known for some time as a member of the local Somali Hot Boyz gang. Yet he is reported to have become deeply religious after abandoning the street life,  and around 2008 is alleged to have fled abroad. He was killed in Somalia the following year.

The impact of unchecked Muslim immigration on Minnesota reaches beyond the jihad terror recruitment of the Somali community, and now is a demonstrable threat to ordinary citizens. Minneapolis recently fast-tracked a Somali Muslim onto its police force, bypassing proper procedure and official warnings as to his psychological fitness, in what turned into a deadly mistake. Mohamed Noor was recently convicted of killing an unarmed, innocent woman and sentenced to 12.5 years in prison. Such is the blindness of Minneapolis’ city government and police force.

Other news reports out of Minneapolis are equally distressing:

But surely this can’t reflect on all Muslims in Minneapolis, can it? These two reports present an ominous look at the views of the average Muslim on the street:

And what is the response of the City of Minneapolis to all this news?

It seems Astead W. Herndon and the NY Times are more than glad to fall in behind the City of Minneapolis and spread their deceptive and slanderous lies about “Islamophobia,” while covering up “anti-refugee news” and all the real crimes, jihad recruitment, and terrorism links and funding which flourish in Minnesota.

Blood is on their hands too, not just on the jihadis’.

Crossposted from the Facing Islam Blog.

Revealed: Islamist Infiltration of French Public Services

Revealed: Islamist Infiltration of French Public Services

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French media have leaked details from a report on Islamic extremism within the French public service, claiming that many in the public sector are concerned about Islamist infiltration.

The new report, which has been compiled by MPs Éric Diard of the conservative Republicans and Éric Poulliat of President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche! (LREM/Republic on the Move), questioned senior officials, researchers, and workers such as police and firefighters about Islamic radicalisation.

According to leaked information from the report given to French news magazine Le Point,  many of those interviewed by the MPs expressed concern over the issue, with one of the most poignant stories coming from a trade unionist from the RATP, the company in charge of the public transportation system in Paris. The trade unionist claimed that “premises are forbidden to women in terminals” and added that “practising Muslims are targeting non-practising female believers”.

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Police also said that they had difficulty dealing with radicalised officers after they were discovered, citing a lack of legislation to help them dismiss those found to be radicalised.

Last year, it was revealed that a police officer in charge of the security for the staff of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine may have become radicalised after viewing radical Islamist material.

In January 2015, the offices of Charlie Hebdo were attacked by radical Islamic terrorists who killed 12 people, the majority of the victims being staff at the magazine.

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In 2017, it was also revealed that despite being on the terror watch list, known in France as the S-File, another individual was able to become a police officer.

Nicolas Lerner, the head of the General Directorate for Internal Security DGSI, France’s domestic intelligence agency, also warned that religious spaces are no longer the only sources of radicalisation and added that educational environments “requires a certain vigilance” in combatting radicalisation.

Follow Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or email at ctomlinson(at)breitbart.com

The Jihad on the Christian Cross

The Jihad on the Christian Cross

06/07/2019 by Raymond Ibrahim 3 Comments

Cover story photo of the 15th issue of Islamic State magazine, Dabiq, titled “Break the Cross.”

A 37-year-old Muslim migrant in Rome was recently arrested for homicide after he stabbed a Christian man in the throat for wearing a crucifix around his neck.  “Religious hate” is cited as an “aggravating factor” in the crime.

This is hardly the first “religious hate” crime to occur in the context of the cross in Italy.  Among others,

  • A Muslim boy of African origin picked on, insulted, and eventually beat a 12-year-old girl during school because she too was wearing a crucifix
  • A Muslim migrant invaded an old church in Venice and attacked its large, 300-year-old cross, breaking off one of its arms, while shouting, “All that is in a church is false!”
  • After a crucifix was destroyed in close proximity to a populated mosque, the area’s mayor said concerning the identity of the culprit(s): “Before we put a show of unity with Muslims, let’s have them begin by respecting our civilization and our culture.”

The fact is, Islamic hostility to the cross is an unwavering phenomenon—one that crosses continents and centuries; one that is very much indicative of Islam’s innate hostility to Christianity.

For starters, not only is the cross the quintessential symbol of Christianity—for all denominations, including most forms of otherwise iconoclastic Protestantism—but it symbolizes the fundamental disagreement between Christians and Muslims.   As Professor Sidney Griffith explains, “The cross and the icons publicly declared those very points of Christian faith which the Koran, in the Muslim view, explicitly denied: that Christ was the Son of God and that he died on the cross.”  Accordingly, “the Christian practice of venerating the cross … often aroused the disdain of Muslims,” so that from the start of the Muslim conquests of Christian lands there was an ongoing “campaign to erase the public symbols of Christianity, especially the previously ubiquitous sign of the cross.”

This “campaign” traces back to the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He reportedly “had such a repugnance to the form of the cross that he broke everything brought into his house with its figure upon it,” wrote one historian (Sword and Scimitar, p. 10).  Muhammad also claimed that at the end times Jesus (the Muslim ‘Isa) himself would make it a point to “break the cross.”

Modern day Muslim clerics confirm this.  When asked about Islam’s ruling on whether any person—in this case, Christians—is permitted to wear or pray before the cross, Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarifi, a Saudi expert on Islamic law, said, “Under no circumstances is a human permitted to wear the cross” nor “is anyone permitted to pray to the cross.”  Why?  “Because the prophet—peace and blessings on him—commanded the breaking of it [the cross].” 

Islamic history is a reflection of these sentiments.  For instance, the aforementioned Sheikh al-Tarifi also explained that if it is too difficult to break the cross—for instance, a large concrete statue—Muslims should at least try to disfigure one of its four arms “so that it no longer resembles a cross.”  Historic and numismatic evidence confirms that, after the Umayyad caliphate seized the Byzantine treasury in the late seventh century, it ordered that one or two arms of the cross on the coins be effaced so that the image no longer resembled a crucifix (Sword and Scimitar, p. 54).

Testimonies from the very earliest invasions into Christian Syria and Egypt of Muslims systematically breaking every crucifix they encountered abound.  According to Anastasius of Sinai, who lived during the seventh century Arab conquests, “the demons name the Saracens [Arabs/Muslims] as their companions.  And it is with reason.  The latter are perhaps even worse than the demons,” for  whereas “the demons are frequently much afraid of the mysteries of Christ,” among which he mentions the cross, “these demons of flesh trample all that under their feet, mock it, set fire to it, destroy it” (Sword and Scimitar, p. 27).

Reminiscent of the recent drawing of a cross in fecal matter on a French church, in 1147 in Portugal, Muslims displayed “with much derision the symbol of the cross. They spat upon it and wiped the feces from their posteriors with it.” Decades earlier in Jerusalem, Muslims “spat on them [crucifixes] and did not even refrain from urinating on them in the sight of all.” Even that supposedly “magnanimous” sultan, Saladin, commanded “whoever saw that the outside of a church was white, to cover it with black dirt,” and ordered “the removal of every cross from atop the dome of every church in the provinces of Egypt” (Sword and Scimitar, pp. 171, 145, 162).

Lest Muslim hostility to the cross still seem aberrant—limited to some obscure saying of Muhammad or “ancient history”—below is a very partial list of examples of how the crucifix continues to throw even “everyday” Muslims into paroxysms:

Egypt: A young Coptic Christian woman named Mary was mauled to death when her cross identified her as a Christian to Muslim Brotherhood rioters.  Similarly, 17-year-old Ayman, a Coptic student, was strangled and beaten to death by his Muslim teacher and fellow students for refusing to obey the teacher’s orders to cover his cross.

Pakistan: When a Muslim man saw Julie Aftab, a Christian woman, wearing a cross around her neck, he attacked her, forced battery acid down her throat, and splashed it on her face—permanently damaging her esophagus, blinding her in one eye, and causing her to lose both eyelids and most of her teeth.

Turkey: A 12-year-old boy in Turkey wearing a silver cross necklace in class was spit on and beaten regularly by Muslim classmates and teachers.

Malaysia: A Christian cemetery was attacked and desecrated in the middle of the night by unknown persons in the Muslim-majority nation.  Several crosses were destroyed, including by the use of “a heavy tool to do the damage.”  Separately, a Muslim mob rioted against a small Protestant church due to the visible cross atop the building of worship.  It was quickly removed.

Maldives: Authorities had to rescue a female Christian teacher after Muslim “parents threatened to tie and drag her off of the island” for “preaching Christianity.”  Her crime was to draw a compass—which was mistakenly taken for a cross—as part of a geography lesson in class. 

As Islam’s presence continues to grow in Europe, it should come as no surprise that attacks on crosses are also on the rise.  Aside from the aforementioned attacks in Italy, the following occurred either in France and Germany, where attacks on churches and crosses have become endemic:

  • A Muslim man committed major acts of vandalism at two churches, including by twisting a massive bronze cross.  (Click for images.)
  • Christian crosses and gravestones in a cemetery were damaged and desecrated by a Muslim (see his handiwork).
  • A Muslim man who checked himself into a hospital for treatment went into a sudden frenzy because there were “too many crosses on the wall.”  He called the nurse a “bitch” and “fascist” and became physically aggressive. 
  • After Muslims were granted their own section at a cemetery, and after being allowed to conduct distinctly Islamic ceremonies, these same Muslims began demanding that Christian symbols and crosses in the cemetery be removed or covered up during Islamic funerals.
  • A German language report from notes that in the Alps and in Bavaria alone, some 200 churches have been attacked and many crosses broken: “The perpetrators are often youthful rioters with a migration background.” 

In light of the above, it should come as no surprise that groups such as the Islamic State also make hostile references to the cross in their communiqués to the West: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah[.] … [We will cast] fear into the hearts of the cross-worshipers[.]”  The Islamic State even once disseminated a video showing its members smashing crosses in and atop several churches in territories under its sway (since taken down by YouTube); it beheaded and stabbed a man with his own crucifix; and it published pictures of its members destroying Christian crosses and tombstones in cemeteries under its jurisdiction.

Similarly, in post “Arab Spring” Libya, a video of a Muslim mob attacking a commonwealth cemetery near Benghazi appeared on the internet.  As the Muslims kicked down and destroyed headstones with crosses on them, the man videotaping them urged them to “break the cross of the dogs!” while he and others cried “Allahu akbar!”  Toward the end of the video, the mob congregated around the huge Cross of Sacrifice, the cemetery’s cenotaph monument, and started to hammer at it, to more cries of “Allahu akbar.”  Other Christian cemeteries in Libya have suffered similarly.

In Iraq, pictures emerged from a Christian cemetery that was vandalized by the Islamic State.  Broken and scattered crosses appear.  In one picture, the jihadis broke into a coffin, snapped off the head of the withered corpse, and threw the crucifixes surrounding it on the ground.

Such is the history and continuity of Islamic hate for the cross—that symbol which represents the heart of the Christian faith, namely the death and resurrection of Christ, two events Islam vehemently denies. 

The jihad on the cross began with Muhammad, was carried out by early caliphs, and continues to this day by the jihadis of the world, not to mention the occasional “everyday” Muslim.

Note: For more on the long history of jihad on the Christian cross, see author’s recent book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

Islamic Movement in U.S. Preparing for Battle

Islamic Movement in U.S. Preparing for Battle

For UTT followers who are accustomed to brief articles, this is a longer article because it needs to be.  This is an important topic and needs a little more attention.  Please read this carefully because the implications are significant.  JG

As UTT has continually reported, there exists in the United States a significant jihadi movement led primarily by the Muslim Brotherhood whose organizations include the most prominent and influential Islamic groups in America.

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The Islamic Movement in the U.S. continues their daily work of preparing for the coming battle at all levels of the society.  From a military standpoint, the leaders of the American Muslim community are coalescing their forces and preparing strategically, operationally, and logistically for war.

Strategic Overlay

Going back to the early 1980’s, the jihadis set up an elaborate network of jihadi centers known in the U.S. as the Al Kifah Refugee Centers to recruit jihadis for the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan.  Some of these over three dozen offices were operated by only a couple jihadis with a phone or fax machine, and some had a more sizable presence in the community.  Nevertheless, they created nodes across the United States for jihadis in many American cities, and became centers for possible Al Qaeda recruitment in the future.

For the last few decades the Pakistani terrorist organization known as Jamaat al Fuqra has been establishing jihadi training camps in the United States primarily among black Muslims, many of whom were recruited in prison.  Known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America” or “MOA,” approximately two dozen of the three dozen known camps appear to be operational today.

In the early 1990’s the Chief Investigator for the state of Colorado, with support from the Governor and Attorney General, launched a multi-jurisdictional raid of an MOA compound near Buena Vista (CO) and discovered weapons, explosives, lists of people to be assassinated, evidence that military/national guard bases had been under surveillance, and the like.

In one of the gems discovered in the 2004 FBI raid of the Annandale, Virginia home of a senior Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas leader, a recording of a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader speaking to a group of Muslim Brothers in Missouri revealed the MB has numerous training camps inside America and conducted regular firearms training.

To be clear, they are not planning on conducting violent actions in the immediate future, but are planning for “Zero Hour” – their term for when the violent jihad will begin when the time is right.  They may wait until an outside influence from a foreign power or a major event initiates conflict, and then the Islamic Movement can begin the jihad and act independently or as an ally for a hostile foreign power such as Iran or China.

In the MB’s 5-Phase “World Underground Movement Plan” – discovered at the 2004 FBI raid in Annandale, Virginia – the Brotherhood states (Phase 2) they must “Establish a government (secret) within the government.”  The purpose of this is to have jihadis on the inside of our government who will serve as the leadership for the Islamic Movement when they seize power in the United States.  Until then, their role is to (1) gather intelligence and (2) conduct influence operations at all levels of the society, especially within the decision-making process.

As has previously been discussed, this is much more a counterintelligence and espionage issue than it is a “terrorism” matter.  The enemy is preparing the battlefield now for the eventual battle to come.

The U.S. Network

The evidence in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history (US v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Dallas 2008) reveals the most prominent Islamic organizations in the U.S. are a part of a massive jihadi network whose stated objective is to wage “Civilization Jihad” to destroy our system of government and establish an Islamic State (caliphate) under sharia here.  The evidence also reveals the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Centers/Mosques are the places at which jihadi train for battle and from which the jihad will be launched.

All of the mosques our military entered during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and mosques that European authorities have raided in the last two years have had weapons in them.  The purpose of a mosque is what Mohammad used a mosque for, and the launch point for jihad is one of those purposes.

There are over 2400 Islamic Centers/Mosques in America, most of which are a part of the MB’s jihadi network.

In the United States the “nucleus” for the Islamic Movement is the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) whose subsidiary Islamic Societies number approximately 170.  The Muslim Students Associations (MSA) serve as a recruiting arm for jihadis, and there are over 700 chapters on nearly every major college campus in America.

Reports from around the country from civilian and law enforcement sources reveal:  Mosques and Islamic organizations are being built in strategic locations – near key infrastructure facilities, military bases, or some other key position in the community; taxi cab drivers at the largest airports in the U.S. are Muslim; and there is a noticeable increase in sharia-compliant Muslim TSA officers, baggage handlers and airline/airport employees at U.S. airports.

Additionally:  Muslims are purchasing hotels, quick marts, and 7-11 type stores with gas stations, and  a majority of major hotels in cities across the U.S. have a manager or assistant manager who is a Muslim, which is statistically impossible unless this activity is intentional.

Quick marts and gas stations provide their Movement with a logistics train that will be needed in a battle. Having people in leadership positions at major hotels in major cities, where law enforcement and intelligence groups and others hold conferences, serve as excellent intelligence gathering nodes.

Jihadis have penetrated U.S. federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies giving them access to sensitive intelligence systems, while simultaneously they have shut down real threat-based training inside these same agencies under the guise factual/truth-based training is “offensive to Muslims.”

Jihadis have also penetrated senior levels of the government (eg Suhail Khan working for two successive Secretaries of Transportation with access to classified critical infrastructure details), and have recruited senior U.S. government officials to promote and protect their interests which are hostile to the U.S. (most recent example – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson promoting and defending leading MB organization ISNA and speaking at their annual convention expressly to open the door to more Cabinet officials to do the same).

Key jihadi organizations, like Hamas (doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations/CAIR) work on Capitol Hill and inside government agencies to keep truthful discussions about the Islamic threat from ever happening, while plotting to work with Al Qaeda (as evidenced by UTT’s Chris Gaubatz discovery of a CAIR document dated 3/08/04 at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. stating, “Attempt to understand Islamic movements in the area, and start supporting Islamic groups including Mr. bin Laden and his associates”).

muslims

Now, the U.S. government is bringing tens of thousands of sharia adherent Muslims into our nation.  From the Islamic perspective, these people are Muhajaroun – those who make the hijra into the non-Muslim lands in preparation for the “Final Stage,” which is armed conflict with the host country.  This is all a part of their strategy, and is consistent with core Islamic doctrine.

Finally, we are currently observing the Marxist/Socialist Movement in the U.S. working directly with the Islamic Movement at the ground and strategic levels.  Both have publicly declared their support for one another, they are both receiving funding from hard-left Marxists/socialists (eg George Soros) and foreign powers, and both are openly pushing for confrontation with and the overthrow of the U.S. government.

The Islamic Movement in the United States is deeply embedded in the U.S. decision-making process, has thousands of organizations and allies, possesses a logistics train of fuel and supplies, conducts weapons training programs, has access to U.S. intelligence systems, is well funded (primarily by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc), has strategic plans for North America (An Explanatory Memorandum) and has a plan to implement the strategy (Implementation Manual) which they are following.

The U.S. response is to say “Islam is a religion of peace” and work with the very Muslim leaders who are driving this hostile network.

Victory is not possible with this recipe.

Each year there are between 70 and 120 new Islamic non-profits being created in America, most of which appear to be working directly in line with the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to wage civilization jihad until “Zero Hour” when the war goes hot.

Until then, they continue to prep the battlefield because they are really at war with us, and they are following sharia – core Islamic doctrine – as their blueprint for what they are doing.JGCAIRCivilization JihadcounterinsurgencyEspionageFranceGermanyHomegrown JihadInformation DominanceInformation WarfareInternational Muslim BrotherhoodIranIslamic LawjihadMarxismMuslim BrotherhoodPolitical WarfareshariaStealth JihadSubversionTerrorismUS Muslim BrotherhoodUSA v Holy Land FoundationUTTAl Kifahal qaedaCAIRChris GaubatzColoradCouncil on American Islamic RelationsGeorge SorosGovernor Roy Romerislamic centersIslamic Society of North AmericaISNAJamaat al FuqramosquesMuhajarounMuslims of AmericaNihad AwadOsama bin LadenSuhail Khan

About JGJohn Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).

Islamic Movement in U.S. Preparing for Battle

Islamic Movement in U.S. Preparing for Battle

For UTT followers who are accustomed to brief articles, this is a longer article because it needs to be.  This is an important topic and needs a little more attention.  Please read this carefully because the implications are significant.  JG

As UTT has continually reported, there exists in the United States a significant jihadi movement led primarily by the Muslim Brotherhood whose organizations include the most prominent and influential Islamic groups in America.

weapons2
weapons-684623

The Islamic Movement in the U.S. continues their daily work of preparing for the coming battle at all levels of the society.  From a military standpoint, the leaders of the American Muslim community are coalescing their forces and preparing strategically, operationally, and logistically for war.

Strategic Overlay

Going back to the early 1980’s, the jihadis set up an elaborate network of jihadi centers known in the U.S. as the Al Kifah Refugee Centers to recruit jihadis for the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan.  Some of these over three dozen offices were operated by only a couple jihadis with a phone or fax machine, and some had a more sizable presence in the community.  Nevertheless, they created nodes across the United States for jihadis in many American cities, and became centers for possible Al Qaeda recruitment in the future.

For the last few decades the Pakistani terrorist organization known as Jamaat al Fuqra has been establishing jihadi training camps in the United States primarily among black Muslims, many of whom were recruited in prison.  Known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America” or “MOA,” approximately two dozen of the three dozen known camps appear to be operational today.

In the early 1990’s the Chief Investigator for the state of Colorado, with support from the Governor and Attorney General, launched a multi-jurisdictional raid of an MOA compound near Buena Vista (CO) and discovered weapons, explosives, lists of people to be assassinated, evidence that military/national guard bases had been under surveillance, and the like.

In one of the gems discovered in the 2004 FBI raid of the Annandale, Virginia home of a senior Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas leader, a recording of a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader speaking to a group of Muslim Brothers in Missouri revealed the MB has numerous training camps inside America and conducted regular firearms training.

To be clear, they are not planning on conducting violent actions in the immediate future, but are planning for “Zero Hour” – their term for when the violent jihad will begin when the time is right.  They may wait until an outside influence from a foreign power or a major event initiates conflict, and then the Islamic Movement can begin the jihad and act independently or as an ally for a hostile foreign power such as Iran or China.

In the MB’s 5-Phase “World Underground Movement Plan” – discovered at the 2004 FBI raid in Annandale, Virginia – the Brotherhood states (Phase 2) they must “Establish a government (secret) within the government.”  The purpose of this is to have jihadis on the inside of our government who will serve as the leadership for the Islamic Movement when they seize power in the United States.  Until then, their role is to (1) gather intelligence and (2) conduct influence operations at all levels of the society, especially within the decision-making process.

As has previously been discussed, this is much more a counterintelligence and espionage issue than it is a “terrorism” matter.  The enemy is preparing the battlefield now for the eventual battle to come.

The U.S. Network

The evidence in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history (US v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Dallas 2008) reveals the most prominent Islamic organizations in the U.S. are a part of a massive jihadi network whose stated objective is to wage “Civilization Jihad” to destroy our system of government and establish an Islamic State (caliphate) under sharia here.  The evidence also reveals the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Centers/Mosques are the places at which jihadi train for battle and from which the jihad will be launched.

All of the mosques our military entered during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and mosques that European authorities have raided in the last two years have had weapons in them.  The purpose of a mosque is what Mohammad used a mosque for, and the launch point for jihad is one of those purposes.

There are over 2400 Islamic Centers/Mosques in America, most of which are a part of the MB’s jihadi network.

In the United States the “nucleus” for the Islamic Movement is the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) whose subsidiary Islamic Societies number approximately 170.  The Muslim Students Associations (MSA) serve as a recruiting arm for jihadis, and there are over 700 chapters on nearly every major college campus in America.

Reports from around the country from civilian and law enforcement sources reveal:  Mosques and Islamic organizations are being built in strategic locations – near key infrastructure facilities, military bases, or some other key position in the community; taxi cab drivers at the largest airports in the U.S. are Muslim; and there is a noticeable increase in sharia-compliant Muslim TSA officers, baggage handlers and airline/airport employees at U.S. airports.

Additionally:  Muslims are purchasing hotels, quick marts, and 7-11 type stores with gas stations, and  a majority of major hotels in cities across the U.S. have a manager or assistant manager who is a Muslim, which is statistically impossible unless this activity is intentional.

Quick marts and gas stations provide their Movement with a logistics train that will be needed in a battle. Having people in leadership positions at major hotels in major cities, where law enforcement and intelligence groups and others hold conferences, serve as excellent intelligence gathering nodes.

Jihadis have penetrated U.S. federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies giving them access to sensitive intelligence systems, while simultaneously they have shut down real threat-based training inside these same agencies under the guise factual/truth-based training is “offensive to Muslims.”

Jihadis have also penetrated senior levels of the government (eg Suhail Khan working for two successive Secretaries of Transportation with access to classified critical infrastructure details), and have recruited senior U.S. government officials to promote and protect their interests which are hostile to the U.S. (most recent example – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson promoting and defending leading MB organization ISNA and speaking at their annual convention expressly to open the door to more Cabinet officials to do the same).

Key jihadi organizations, like Hamas (doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations/CAIR) work on Capitol Hill and inside government agencies to keep truthful discussions about the Islamic threat from ever happening, while plotting to work with Al Qaeda (as evidenced by UTT’s Chris Gaubatz discovery of a CAIR document dated 3/08/04 at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. stating, “Attempt to understand Islamic movements in the area, and start supporting Islamic groups including Mr. bin Laden and his associates”).

muslims

Now, the U.S. government is bringing tens of thousands of sharia adherent Muslims into our nation.  From the Islamic perspective, these people are Muhajaroun – those who make the hijra into the non-Muslim lands in preparation for the “Final Stage,” which is armed conflict with the host country.  This is all a part of their strategy, and is consistent with core Islamic doctrine.

Finally, we are currently observing the Marxist/Socialist Movement in the U.S. working directly with the Islamic Movement at the ground and strategic levels.  Both have publicly declared their support for one another, they are both receiving funding from hard-left Marxists/socialists (eg George Soros) and foreign powers, and both are openly pushing for confrontation with and the overthrow of the U.S. government.

The Islamic Movement in the United States is deeply embedded in the U.S. decision-making process, has thousands of organizations and allies, possesses a logistics train of fuel and supplies, conducts weapons training programs, has access to U.S. intelligence systems, is well funded (primarily by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc), has strategic plans for North America (An Explanatory Memorandum) and has a plan to implement the strategy (Implementation Manual) which they are following.

The U.S. response is to say “Islam is a religion of peace” and work with the very Muslim leaders who are driving this hostile network.

Victory is not possible with this recipe.

Each year there are between 70 and 120 new Islamic non-profits being created in America, most of which appear to be working directly in line with the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to wage civilization jihad until “Zero Hour” when the war goes hot.

Until then, they continue to prep the battlefield because they are really at war with us, and they are following sharia – core Islamic doctrine – as their blueprint for what they are doing.JGCAIRCivilization JihadcounterinsurgencyEspionageFranceGermanyHomegrown JihadInformation DominanceInformation WarfareInternational Muslim BrotherhoodIranIslamic LawjihadMarxismMuslim BrotherhoodPolitical WarfareshariaStealth JihadSubversionTerrorismUS Muslim BrotherhoodUSA v Holy Land FoundationUTTAl Kifahal qaedaCAIRChris GaubatzColoradCouncil on American Islamic RelationsGeorge SorosGovernor Roy Romerislamic centersIslamic Society of North AmericaISNAJamaat al FuqramosquesMuhajarounMuslims of AmericaNihad AwadOsama bin LadenSuhail Khan

About JGJohn Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).

Can Islam Be Defeated?

Can Islam Be Defeated?

JUN 2, 2019 4:21 PM BY MATEEN ELASS188 COMMENTS

Two of the questions I am most often asked are, “Why does Islam seem so attractive to converts?” and “Can Islam be defeated?” Not surprisingly, these two questions are interrelated.

There are many elements to Islam that attract Western converts today, including its seeming clarity on right/wrong, its unwavering commitment to monotheism and its appeal to anti-Jewish and anti-Christian sentiments in our post-Christian culture. But I believe there is an even greater appeal to the heart of fallen human nature.

In the New Testament, the apostle Paul speaks of the fallen human heart as the life of the “flesh.” This stands in opposition to “life in the Spirit,” the new nature born in the human heart upon conversion to Christ, when the Spirit of God takes up residence within a person’s spirit and begins transforming him/her into the likeness of Jesus Christ, a lifelong process theologians refer to as “sanctification.”

Islam knows no such process, because it does not believe that human nature is fallen or inherently flawed by a sinful bent, but teaches instead that humans tend to be forgetful and just need regular reminders that their rightful role in life is submission as slaves to Allah. As such, Islam has no equivalent to Paul’s teaching that believers are to “put to death whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col. 3:5; see also Rom. 8:13), but rather proposes that our natural earthly desires are to be harnessed in service to a very “fleshly” Allah.

Islam is such a powerful movement because it is the perfect religion to appeal to the flesh. Our fallen hearts naturally lust after the fulfillment of certain basic cravings. Chief among these are three: ego (hubris); power; pleasure. In our natural state, we want to favorably compare ourselves to others, to show that we are better than those around us; we want power to be able to shape the world for our benefit or according to our whims and appetites; we want to enjoy a variety of pleasures the world affords and avoid its pains. Islam caters to these cravings.

As to hubris, the Qur’an teaches Muslims that they are “the best of all peoples ever raised up for mankind” (3:110), and that by contrast the rest of the world (all those who reject Islam, including Christians, Jews, pagans, etc.) are “the worst of all creatures” in Allah’s sight (98:6).  This theme woven throughout the Qur’an has produced the supremacist attitude so apparent in Islamic thought down through the centuries, an attitude central to its drive to conquer the world so as to justify the belief that Islam is better than any alternative and that Muslims are better than all non-Muslims.

As to power, Islam preaches a god of absolute might and sovereignty who routinely resorts to force when his creatures refuse to willingly comply with his will. The cry of Muslim armies, Muslim terrorists, and Muslim protagonists all over the world, Allahu akbar, does not mean “God is great,” as so many mistranslate it, but rather “God is greater!”  It is not merely a metaphysical claim about a certain god, but rather an in-your-face challenge to all who follow someone or something other than the god of Islam. “Our Allah is greater than whatever you cherish and value most highly, and we will wipe your idols off the throne of your lives and replace them with Allah, if you don’t voluntarily submit to Islam.” The Qur’an calls Muslims to “kill and be killed” for the cause of Allah (9:111), and Allah promises his warriors supernatural aid (angels will fight alongside them and strengthen them) so that twenty jihadis will defeat two hundred infidels, and a hundred will defeat a thousand (8:65). According to Islam, the true prophets have always fought and killed for the advancement of Allah’s kingdom. In Sura 8:67, Muhammad declares (as Allah’s mouthpiece), “It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah ‘s enemies] in the land.” Allah harnesses the fallen human heart’s penchant for power over others by givingMuslims free rein to slaughter all who will not bow before Islam’s command to submit to Allah. Such violent compulsion is not a sin when used in Allah’s cause.

Lastly, with regard to pleasure, Islam gives Muslim men (who are the masters of their women and children that, as a result. have no say in the matter) the booty they collect from their wars against unbelievers, both in terms of material goods and those they have captured as slaves. Slaves can be sold off for financial gain or kept for service. Conquered females can be turned into sex slaves, whether married or virgin. These are part and parcel of the “benefits” Allah grants his faithful jihadis. But of course the greatest pleasure he promises his devotees is that if they are faithful enough to him on earth, he will grant them entrance to an eternal paradise on the Day of Judgment. And what characterizes this Paradise? All the earthly pleasures a fallen heart could ever desire: gardens filled with an unlimited variety of fruit-bearing trees, watered by streams of clear water, wholesome milk, pure honey and robust wine flowing between shaded banks covered with soft mossy rises; an abundance of foods considered rare delicacies in the desert reaches of Arabia; boys available as servants to do the Muslim master’s bidding, whatever that might be; houris (young, beautiful, buxom virgins created by Allah for the dwellers of Paradise, women panting with desire for their respective masters and available at a moment’s notice for sexual coupling, after which they miraculously return to their virginal state (Muslim commentators differ on the minimum number of houris assigned to each Muslim man in Paradise, from dozens to thousands), and if you think that this sexual gymnasium might become tiresome, there are commentators quick to assure readers that in Paradise Muslim men will be capable of ceaseless erections. Allah, of course, is not present, because in his loftiness he cannot condescend to hobnob with his rutting subjects, but he has provided them this erotic elysium as a reward for their unflagging service on earth.

Why does Islam appeal to so many in the West today? Because it gives divine approval to the pursuit of our sinful passions, making them virtuous: it encourages hubris by stroking the egos of Muslims, declaring them the best of humans in Allah’s eyes; it commands them to wield the sword and enjoy their divinely-bestowed power by lording their authority over non-Muslims, demanding that infidels serve them and accept an inferior status before their Muslim overlords; and it promises them unlimited fulfillment of the appetites of the flesh — what they can’t win for themselves through conquest on earth, Allah will supply in spades in heaven, all to be enjoyed without the least tinge of a wounded conscience.

Islam is the perfect religion of the flesh, even if it does promote the death of its followers. Death is only the gateway to infinite enjoyment of carnal pleasures.

Can such a religion be defeated? The answer, of course, is yes. But can Islam be defeated by Western civilization as it now stands? I’m afraid the answer to that is no. The post-Christian West has lost the compelling reason for its existence. We still enjoy many of the fruits of the biblical worldview that inspired the fundamentals of Western thought: the notion that all human beings are created in the image of God and therefore of equal value and dignity, and imbued with certain inalienable rights, things we today call “human rights.” Yet as Western civilization has become increasingly secular in the last two hundred years, we have consciously undermined the metaphysical framework on which our freedoms and successes were built, and assumed that the structure would remain standing. We want to enjoy the good values and practices we have, but can no longer find the deep justifications for why they must exist. We are like the inhabitants of a great tree that is dying, still enjoying the dwindling fruit that remain on its branches, wondering why the tree is so sickly as all the while we are chopping away at the base of the trunk in the desire to gather wood for our huts in the branches. We have mindlessly cut ourselves off from the life-giving roots of our majestic tree, but continue to pick the diminishing fruit and hope vainly that the tree will somehow regain her strength.

America and Europe have squandered the legacy of a worldview that brought untold blessing to humanity. We have let slip through our fingers the majestic and profound truths upon which the best of human society has been built: that the God of all creation made human beings as the apple of His eye, and stamped our spirits with His image and likeness; that this God is Love Himself, and from Him flow all things good; that He made us for a relationship with Himself and for one another, to know Him intimately and to live in  love as brothers and sisters; that sin has destroyed this harmony which will only be fully restored by His self-sacrifice to repair the breach caused by human evil; that His incarnation as one of us to bear our sins and draw us to Himself has turned the tide against evil; that we are invited to enjoy the fullness of His redeeming love and to share that with all the world until He returns to bring all things to their appointed end and cleanse His creation once and for all of evil.

This worldview once empowered our forebears and became the foundation of the greatness of Western culture and civilization. But we have gradually walked away from that and replaced it with secular humanism, a notion that there is no God behind this world, that we just exist as human beings with inherent rights granted us by a lifeless, mindless, random universe of mass and energy. We want desperately to believe that we matter, that all human beings matter, that concepts like justice, mercy, kindness, freedom, and love have inherent worth and value, but if in the end we are all just products of random acts of a mindless and uncaring universe, why should anyone care about anyone else, or about “enduring moral principles”? For in the end, everything will blink out of existence in the same way as it randomly came into existence. We may rage against the night for the brief moment of our existence, but soon enough the night wins.

Secular humanism has been hacking away at the trunk of Western civilization for quite a while now. I saw a sad but telling example of this a few months ago in the suburbs of London. Having an afternoon off on a rainy day, I took a hike along the banks of the Thames River till I came upon the town of Teddington in Middlesex. Deciding to follow the pathway into town, I spied a beautiful church rising above the nearby roofs and trees, and determined to spend some time inside. As I walked completely around the perimeter, I could find no main entrance into the sanctuary, only a side entrance into an area called the “Landmark Arts Centre,” where a few people were coming and going. Finally, not seeing any alternative, I walked through that entrance and spoke with a very helpful attendant at the welcome desk. “Isn’t this a church?” I asked. “May I see the sanctuary?”

“Oh, no, I’m sorry,” she said. “This hasn’t been a church since the 1990s. It now serves as space for our Landmark Arts Centre, which hosts art displays and social dinners and concerts as part of our effort to support local artists.” I discovered in further conversation and research that the original structure, Church of St. Alban the Martyr was built and dedicated to the glory of God in 1889. Though never formally designated a “cathedral,” it became known informally as “The Cathedral of the Thames Valley.” It is indeed a majestic building, reflecting the religious gratitude of multitudes in constructing such a monument to the grace of God.

However, as British society grew more secular and indifferent to things Christian, St. Alban’s disbanded as a congregation in 1977 (only 90 years after the cornerstone had been laid!) and the building was declared “redundant” (don’t you just love British terminology? — it means “superfluous/no longer needed”). Once a glorious edifice, St. Alban’s deteriorated for some 15 years as a derelict building until locals formed a “robust campaign” to see it restored as an English Heritage site in the 1990s. And so today, the Church of St. Alban the Martyr no longer exists, but has been replaced by the Landmarks Art Centre.

Here’s what the former sanctuary looked like the day I visited in November 2017.

A sad, real-life parable reflecting what has been going on in Western civilization as a whole. The original purpose of the structure has been lost, and it now serves a small enterprise that cannot give meaning to that original architectural masterpiece. A cathedral built for the glory of God now fronts as a warehouse to view paintings and sculptures.

Secular humanism cannot breathe meaning and purpose into a civilization built upon a biblical worldview. It can seek to maintain the structure for a while, as it has in America, but sooner or later the grand architecture of rights and blessings we have enjoyed due to the out-working of the gospel will weigh too heavily on the small enterprise of humanism, and post-Christian civilization will collapse upon itself.

So, can Western civilization defeat Islam? Hardly. It is having a hard enough time standing on its own two feet to resist a secular worldview intent on knocking it over. Certainly, the Western world has enough military power and political resources to restrain the world of Muslim nations and radical jihadi groups, but mere force cannot destroy Islam as an ideology or worldview. Secular humanism is a lightweight against the juggernaut of Islam, which is not just a set of religious beliefs but an all-encompassing worldview, informing the whole of life for its adherents. What is needed to defeat Islam is exactly what the West has jettisoned — an embrace of the worldview of Christianity.

To defeat a strong worldview necessitates an even stronger one. What is stronger than a god of hate if not a God of love? What is better than a god who uses and commands brutal force than a God who exhibits and commands self-sacrifice? What is stronger, a god who harnesses the power of temptation to advance his cause, or a God who defeats the power of sin so as to rescue human beings for a higher calling? What is stronger, a god who promises to reward those who kill and are killed in his name, or a God who conquers death by His own death, in order to offer eternal life as a gift to those who come in gratitude? What is a greater worldview: one that commands love for Muslims and hatred for infidels, or one that commands love for all neighbors, including enemies?

The religion of Islam will one day crumble into oblivion….Continue reading at the Mateen Alass site.

Mateen Alass (PhD) was raised in Saudi Arabia. After completing a B.A. at Stanford University he graduated from Fuller Seminary, earning M.Div. and M.A. degrees in Biblical Studies and Theology. After several years of pastoral work he returned to school earning a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Durham University in England, studying under the world-renowned NT scholar James D. G. Dunn.

Ramadan a time to kill ?

Ramadan a time to kill ?

Ramadan is observed every year by Muslims around the world. During Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours to include abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer and reading the Koran are also encouraged during the holy month. Muslims also believe the Koran was revealed in Ramadan, and Muslims believe it was during this month that Allah revealed the first verses of the Koran, Islam’s sacred text. 

Most Muslims follow the tradition of abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, having sex, and other physical needs each day, starting from before the break of dawn until sunset during the month of Ramadan. However, other Muslims adhere to the tradition that perceives Ramadan as a month of jihad and martyrdom. 

If Islam is a “religion of Peace” then why would Muslims commit Jihad during Ramadan? Allah gave the command in Quran 9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war…” and “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, not hold that forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Koran 9:29). Or maybe because Sharia which is derived from the Koran (Allah’s Holy book) and the Sunnah (Words and actions of Muhammed) commands Muslims to wage Jihad against all non muslims until the entire world submits to Islam governed by Sharia. Sharia and all authoritative Islamic doctrine states “Jihad means to wage war against non-Muslims and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion.” (‘Reliance o9.0, Jihad). 

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) notes that Islamist and terrorist groups stress themes of jihad in messages, articles, and sermons published on Ramadan. 

Among the Ramadan themes identified by MEMRI, are: 

The commandment of jihad, which is of supreme importance at all times, assumes even greater importance during this holy month and gains precedence over all other commandments… On Ramadan Allah grants fighters special strength, despite – or rather by virtue of – their fasting. Those who gain martyrdom during the month of Ramadan are doubly rewarded in Paradise. 

In an article published on the occasion of Ramadan on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) website, MB member Hussein Shehata, a lecturer at Al-Azhar University, praised the jihad waged by Muslims against their enemies around the world: against the Jews – “the descendants of apes and pigs” – in Palestine, against the Americans in Iraq, against the Russians in Chechnya, and against the Muslims’ enemies in Kashmir, Bosnia, Eritrea, and Somalia. He also emphasized the similarity between one who fasts and one who wages jihad on the battlefield, and urged Muslims to “transform the month of fasting into a training camp that will aid [them] in jihad when the time comes.” 

MB General Guide Muhammad Badi’ wrote on the movement’s website in August 2012: 

“Allah the Almighty wanted the [Ramadan] fast to coincide with fighting, so that the Muslims would win and deal their enemies a crushing blow that the world would speak of… Allah did not mandate [the fast] of Ramadan so that [we] sit idly and avoid jihad, action, and da’wa for the sake of Allah. The fast is not intended to be an excuse to avoid one’s obligations at work or one’s social commitments. Rather, it is a month of action and movement, of conquests and victories – the month in which most of the defeats of the nation’s enemies occurred. Is this not [incentive] enough for us to shake off the dust of sloth, inaction, and apathy, and spin the wheel of life with all the power and might [that Allah] has bestowed upon us? 

One can only assume if Allah, the Prophet Muhammed, and other Authoritative Islamic doctrine defines Jihad as the supreme importance at all times, it must have even greater importance during this holy month and gains precedence over all other commandments. This is why we see a spike in Jihadi attacks every year during Ramadan. Between 2017 and 2019 thousands have been killed across the globe during the Islamic “holy month” of Ramadan. 

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ISIS Claims Escalating Use of Wildfire Arson as Terror Tactic

ISIS Claims Escalating Use of Wildfire Arson as Terror Tactic

May 28, 2019 Bridget Johnson

Long promoting the use of arson — both of occupied structures and of tinder-dry wildlands — as a cheap terror tactic that requires little skill but can inflict immense fear and harm, ISIS claims the terror group is behind a series of wildfires in Iraq and Syria.

In the group’s official weekly newsletter, al-Naba, ISIS said the targets were “apostates” whose “hearts have long been burned” and vowed the blazes are “just the beginning.”

ISIS also emphasized the economic impact of the fires, noting “many agricultural lands have been destroyed” and “tons of crops,” including wheat and barley, went up in flames in the jihadists’ “harvest of another kind.”

ISIS has officially claimed responsibility for a series of fires that burned hundreds of acres of farmlands in Iraq and Syria over the last few weeks
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ISIS noted at the beginning of the al-Naba article that it’s summer; terror groups, in encouraging the use of wildfire arson in the past, have stressed that picking dry, hot, windy weather will intensify their efforts.

Iraq’s Civil Defense Directorate said Monday 6,103 acres of farmland had burned in 136 separate fires over the past 18 days, spanning 11 provinces. The statement did not confirm nor deny ISIS’ claim of responsibility, but the provinces most harmed — Salahuddin, Nineveh, Kirkuk, Diyala — correspond with areas already suffering under ISIS’ escalating guerrilla campaign that has included kidnappings and murders.

“ISIS entered the village of Palani, where parts of my family belong, threatened farmers that they would need to pay taxes to prevent their grain fields from being set on fire,” tweeted Kamaran Palani, a research fellow at the Middle East Research Institute, on May 21. “The men don’t sleep at night defending the village & the women come back to the village during the day.”

In Syria, farmers in Deir ez-Zour blame ISIS for setting wildfires and have been calling for more protection for their lands; ISIS claimed blazes in Al-Hasakah province, also along the Iraqi border. Syria Civil Defence, or the White Helmets, says the regime shelling of Khan Sheikhoun has sparked wildfires, while Assadists on social media have been accusing the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces of torching agricultural land.

In the al-Naba article, “Roll Up Your Sleeves and Begin the Harvest — May Allah Bless What You Reap,” ISIS reminded “soldiers of the caliphate” that they “have before you millions of acres… their plantations, fields and homes, as well as their economic foundation” to burn.

In threats directed at the West, ISIS and al-Qaeda have linked their calls for wildland arson to devastating fires occurring at that time, stressing to supporters that they can wreak similar havoc by intentionally sparking blazes as their method of jihad.

“O america, This is the punishment of bombing Muslims in Syria,” stated a November threat from ISIS supporters that circulated online with an image of the California wildfires. “This is Allah’s punishment for you. And in shaa Allah, you will see more fires.

At the time, official ISIS media also highlighted the damage and death toll of the wildfires in multiple issues of al-Naba.

In January 2017, ISIS’ now-defunct Rumiyah magazine told would-be jihadists that “incendiary attacks have played a significant role in modern and guerrilla warfare, as well as in ‘lone wolf’ terrorism,” and said wildfires around Israel that month “demonstrated the lethality of such an effortless operation.”

The magazine suggested targets for arson jihad to “include houses and apartment buildings, forest areas adjacent to residential areas, factories that produce cars, furniture, clothing, flammable substances, etc., gas stations, hospitals, bars, dance clubs, night clubs, banks, car showrooms, schools, universities, as well as churches, Rafidi [Shiite] temples, and so forth. The options are vast, leaving no excuse for delay.”

Jihadists were advised to time arson attacks “preferably in the later part of night to the early hours of morning when people are generally asleep,” and were instructed how to block off exits in an effort to increase casualties. ISIS also specifically addressed wildfires, telling operatives to look for dry brush “as fire cannot endure in damp or wet environments.”

Also during last year’s California wildfires, supporters of al-Qaeda — which has a lengthy history of promoting wildfire arson — circulated news photos from the blazes with the Quran verse, “They will question you about the mountains. Say: ‘My Lord will scatter them as ashes.’”

A tutorial in a 2012 issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazine highlighted the damage caused by various wildfires and instructed jihadists on picking optimum weather conditions for arson and where to set a blaze to inflict maximum devastation.

“In America, there are more houses built in the country sides than in the cities. It is difficult to choose a better place other than in the valleys of Montana where the population increases rapidly. In the year 2000, a fire that is considered to be the biggest in the American history flared up in one of those valleys. It spread in a space equal to that of London. The fire burnt down 70 houses as well as a hundred car. On July of the same year and in the same place, a thunderstorm lighted 78 massive blazes in just one day, most of them were deadly firestorms,” the “Open Source Jihad” article said.

“We mention such examples only to show the magnitude of the destructive impact that fires or firebombs make, to then ask the question: Is it possible for us to cause a similar destructive impact using a similar weapon? The answer is: Yes, it is possible. Even in a shorter time and with much bigger destructive impact,” the Inspire tutorial continued, offering a step-by-step guide on building an “ember bomb” with a timer to spark a conflagration.

“The most important damaging result… is the spreading of terror among the targeted community,” al-Qaeda said.

The National Interagency Fire Center said in its May outlook that, at the peak of the U.S. fire season expected this upcomin August, major influencers will be a “heavy crop of grasses and fine fuels” across California along with moderate drought in the Pacific Northwest.