We’ve posted many times in this space about Jamaat ul-Fuqra, the terrorist organization that is headed by a sheikh in Pakistan and has rural compounds all over the United States. JuF recruits most of its members while they are in prison, and sends them out to live in its compounds upon their release.
A similar process seems to have been at work in yesterday’s Bronx terror-bombing plot. The would-be terrorists were allegedly converted to Islam in prison, and decided to become free-lance mujahideen when they got out. According to The New York Daily News:
FBI Arrest Four in Alleged Plot to Bomb Bronx Synagogues, Shoot Down Plane
The FBI and NYPD busted a four-man homegrown terror cell Wednesday night that was plotting to blow up two Bronx synagogues while simultaneously shooting a plane out of the sky, sources told the Daily News.
The idea was to create a “fireball that would make the country gasp,” one law enforcement said.
Little did they know the plastic explosives packed into their car bombs and the plane-downing Stinger missile in their backseat were all phony — supplied by undercover agents posing as Pakistani militants linked to Al Qaeda.
The suspects — three U.S.-born citizens and one Haitian immigrant — at least three of whom were said to be jailhouse converts to Islam, were angry about the deaths of Muslims in Afghanistan, sources told The News.
“They wanted to make a statement,” a law enforcement source said. “They were filled with rage and wanted to take it out on what they considered the source of all problems in America — the Jews.”
So American Jews were responsible for the death of Muslims in Afghanistan? What planet does this guy live on?
American Jews are over-represented in various “peace” organizations, and voted overwhelmingly for political candidates who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially Barack Hussein Obama. Liberal American Jews should be counted as Islam’s best friends. But no, somehow they are responsible for everything bad that happens to Muslims.
The article continues:
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The group’s alleged ringleader, James Cromitie, according to the complaint, discussed targets with an undercover agent. “The best target [the World Trade Center] was hit already,” he allegedly told the agent. Later, he rejoiced in a terrorist attack on a synagogue.
“I hate those motherf——-s, those f—-ing Jewish bastards…. I would like to get [destroy] a synagogue.”
The men allegedly parked car bombs wired to cell phones outside the Riverdale Temple and nearby Riverdale Jewish Center. They were also heading to Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, Orange County, when the law swooped in on them.
Sources said their plan was to shoot down a cargo plane headed to Iraq or Afghanistan with a surface-to-air guided missile while simultaneously calling the cell phones and blowing up the Riverdale synagogues.
Sources said the four men were arrested after a year-long investigation that began when an informant connected to a mosque in Newburgh said he knew men who wanted to buy explosives.
FBI agents supplied them with what they billed as C-4 plastic explosives and a Stinger missile.
The weaponry was all phony.
Here’s the obligatory disclaimer that the incident was connected in any way to terrorism, this time coming from the mouth of Sen. Chuck Schumer:
“If there can be any good news from this terror scare it’s that this group was relatively unsophisticated, penetrated early, and not connected to another terrorist group,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
I beg to disagree with Sen. Schumer. This incident was very much connected with “another terrorist group”: the group comprising millions of people who read and believe in the Koran, the Ahadith, and the Sunna.
These jailbirds converted to Islam, and suddenly they were anxious to obtain high explosives and advanced weaponry so that they could kill Jews and American soldiers. That’s the connection.
They went looking for a terrorist group. We’re all lucky that they were too dumb to detect the fact that they were being set up by the FBI, but they were still domestic terrorists who had already joined the world’s largest terrorist group — Islam.
Needless to say, CAIR’s greatest concern is that this incident might once again give Americans the wrong idea about Islam. According to The New York Times:
Also on Thursday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil liberties organization for Muslim Americans, urged the public not to link the case with mainstream Islam.
But even CAIR had to acknowledge that a version of Islam was involved in this conspiracy. And I’ve got some news for them: this is mainstream Islam.
When any fervent believer consults his Koran and discusses his obligations with devout fellow Muslims, violent jihad is the inevitable result.
He doesn’t have to join Al Qaeda to realize his destiny.
Hat tip: REP.