Ian Bach

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FBI, security officials warn of growing threat from Islamic extremists ‘next door’


The cases in which American citizens living in the USA have been convicted of conspiring to aid al- Qaeda or the Taliban or related charges:

?Lackawanna, N.Y., 2003: Six American-born Yemeni-Americans.

?Columbus, Ohio, 2003: One naturalized citizen born in Kashmir.

?Portland, Ore., 2003: Three naturalized American citizens born in Saudi Arabia and Palestine. Three American-born converts to Islam.

?New York City, 2004: One naturalized American born in Pakistan.

?Seattle, 2004: One American-born convert to Islam.

?Arlington, Va., 2005: One American-born Muslim, three naturalized American citizens born in South Korea, Pakistan and Eritrea, and four American-born Muslim converts.

?New York City, 2006-07: One naturalized citizen born in Morocco and two American-born Muslim converts.

Plots by American-based Islamic terrorists with no direct ties to international terror networks form a large and growing threat to the American homeland, FBI and other security officials say.

“The trend we’re seeing is that we are uncovering more instances of people here who have been radicalized … where there is not a direct thumbprint of al-Qaeda,” says John Miller, the FBI’s assistant director for public affairs.

Justice Department records show that the FBI and other federal and local agencies have led prosecutions of a dozen such alleged plots since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and Washington. The latest began last Tuesday, when five New Jersey Muslim men were charged with plotting to kill soldiers at the Army’s Fort Dix, N.J., compound. A sixth man was charged with helping the group obtain illegal firearms.

The government has won terrorism convictions in seven cases. Others are ongoing.

The focus on American-based terror cells is a shift from post 9/11 thinking, when intelligence and security officials expected attacks to come from “sleeper cells” of al-Qaeda agents who, like the Washington and New York City attackers, had filtered into the USA from abroad.

“That was my intuition at the time,” says George Tenet in an interview. Tenet was CIA director from 1997 to 2004 and just released a book, At the Center of the Storm, about his tenure. Tenet says the lesson is “don’t get fixed on a particular face (because) there may be multiple kinds of faces.”

Pasquale D’Amuro, the FBI’s counterterrorism chief in 2002 and 2003, says the alleged New Jersey plot appears to be such a case. The six men arrested, he notes, were born in the former Yugoslavia, Jordan and Turkey and had lived in the USA without incident. One was a citizen, two were legal residents and three were here illegally. They had lived here at least six years, neighbors told the Associated Press.

“If they look like the neighbors next door, it’s because that’s what they are,” says D’Amuro, CEO of Giuliani Security and Safety in New York.

“That they would come here, be welcomed and then want to attack us — that’s what people have a hard time understanding.”

In some cases, such as that of six Yemeni-Americans in Lackawanna, N.Y., the accused plotters had undergone training at terrorist camps overseas but had not focused on an American target. In others, such as the New Jersey plot, the government alleges that plotters had identified targets and were trying to purchase arms.

In six cases, accused plotters sought out undercover agents or informers posing as al-Qaeda representatives. In two cases, alleged plotters are accused of swearing allegiance to al-Qaeda in ceremonies staged by the phony Islamists. In eight cases, the accused plotters were native-born Americans, including about a dozen who were converts to Islam.

Intelligence analysts say the lack of an al-Qaeda-led terror strike here may signal that the group is waiting until it can mount an attack that will equal the 9/11 strikes in casualties and publicity value.


About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

4 comments on “FBI, security officials warn of growing threat from Islamic extremists ‘next door’

  1. Ian Bach
    May 15, 2007

    I feel we need to impliment the suggestions of Roger Trinqueir here in the USA to protect a country against an insurgent. If you read his counterinsurgency writings you can see he talks alot about the need for implimentation of it for france. France was under communist insurgency at the time (1960). France still has a strong communist party today. But they also have been infiltrated by several terror groups.

    One thing that drives my efforts is the lack of civilian trust in their government herein america. The terrorits, libereals, and democrates dominate the news and views of americans. Their paranoid views and lack of ethics is eroding all that is Great about the United States of America.

    FBI has a program designed to train citizens to help spot potential radicals. But there is little effort in countering and changing the publics views at the moment.


  2. Anonymous
    May 15, 2007

    Well I hate to sound simple here, but send their asses packin’ to those countries they love so much. If they hate this country so much, then give their butts a taste of what they think is so right! Just a little of that and I’d bet some of ’em would come beggin’ to get back here…..at which time we wave and tell ’em HELL NO! For those that became naturalized, they obviously forgot why they couldn’t get out of their birth countries fast enough…give ’em a permanent reminder!


  3. sujasonair
    May 15, 2007

    I didn’t like to hear those things happened to U.S.And I do also hope that we can stop it ! Could it be possible to do this by the other way?It seems they made it became some kind of war in religion.And we con’t fight with ghosts…!


  4. Ian Bach
    June 6, 2007

    FROM ANON – We unfortunately do NOT have folks in office with the cajones to do what is needed. Why we did NOT close our borders for a year or so is beyond me. Make them come through a real checkpoint.. they either pass.. or sent back to THEIR country. America needs a bit of a breather.. it’s that simple.

    Kudo’s to the sharp eyes of the civilians for FORCING the issue with authorities.. We need less paperwork.. and more WORK!

    Tuesday May 15, 2007 – 01:31am (CDT)


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