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Private undercover team exposes nationwide network of radical, anti-U.S. Islamic centers
Insight Magazine ^ | June 12-18, 2007

Posted on 06/13/2007 7:01:28 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah

Hundreds of Islamic centers in the United States have become a hot-bed of extremist activity; they promote violence, terrorism and hatred against America.

“Our initial investigation has concluded there are between 400 to 500 radical Islamic centers in the U.S.,” said David Gaubatz, the director of counterintelligence and counterterrorism for the Society of Americans for National Existence. “In those places, they preach an extreme version of Islam that says America and the West is the enemy. They espouse violence, hatred and the need for terrorism.”

Gaubatz is a former senior U.S. intelligence official, who now works for the Mapping Shari’a in America Project (www.mappingsharia.com), which is supported by SANE, a national non-profit group devoted to investigating the 2,300 Islamic centers in the U.S. for extremist activity.

Gaubatz and his investigators are currently active and will soon form a team of about 12. They pose as people interested in converting to Islam or who are current Muslims. Their goal is to infiltrate mosques and Muslim centers. Recently, he and his team penetrated the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, located in Falls Church, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

Sporting a beard and Muslim dress, Gaubatz said he went on May 18 to the center, pretending to be an American interested in becoming a convert to Islam. He discovered the center espoused terrorism and jihad against America.

“They are teaching what they call Jihad Qital, which means physical jihad,” Gaubatz said. “They’re teaching violence and hatred of the United States.”

Gaubatz said that he met the two primary clerics at Dar Al-Hijrah, Imam Shaker Elsayed and Imam Johari Abdulmalik. Both men have been trained in Saudi Arabia. He says another key individual is Yusef Estes, an informal senior leader at the center and an internationally influential Muslim scholar who was trained in Saudi Arabia.

“They put me through the process of learning their faith and ideology,” Gaubatz said. “They felt close to me and they gave me literature and CDs. They told me to study. The literature is very Jihad Qital.”

He said that the Islamic center has deep ties to Saudi Arabia and espouses Wahhabism, a virulent and puritanical version of Islam.

“Many members of the mosque provided me literature to study. Most of the literature they gave me was from Saudi Arabia,” he said. “Their literature preaches that America and the West are decadent and evil, and that Muslims have a moral duty to engage in violence against the infidels.”

Gaubatz says that Dar Al-Hijrah and other radical Islamic centers in the U.S. are funded by Saudi Arabia, which is the primary sponsor of the Wahhabist brand of Islam.

“The ultimate goal for those at Dar Al-Hijrah is to instill Sharia law in the U.S. and have America adhere to the Islamic faith,” he said. “They want America to be an Islamic state.”

Gaubatz said that the imams at the center encouraged him to read the works of their “friends”—some of whom have been convicted for terrorism-related activities. According to Gaubatz, one of those “friends” he was encouraged to read is Ali Al-Tamimi, a radical Islamist author, who was convicted of inciting terrorism in connection with the Virginia Jihad Network.

Al-Tamimi was born and raised in the U.S., and then as a teenager went to Saudi Arabia to study Islam. He lectured often at the Center for Islamic Information and Education in Falls Church, Virginia. He was a founding member of the center, which is also known as Dar al-Arqam.

The Virginia Jihad Network was a group of radical Islamists who were charged with engaging in terrorist plots. Nine members of the group were convicted of using and possessing various weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives.

Al-Tamimi was later convicted of being the spiritual leader of the group and of having encouraged them to wage Jihad on the U.S.

Gaubatz maintains that he and his team of field workers at the Mapping Shari’a in America Project are not only focusing on major metropolitan areas. Although there is plenty of Islamist activity in cities such as Detroit, Dearborn, Michigan and Washington, he says radical Muslims are also establishing education and religious centers in small towns.

“They’re branching out and teaching the Jihadist ideology in small towns across America, especially in rural areas in places like Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina,” Gaubatz said.

He says that a terrorist atrocity on U.S. soil similar to what happened on 9/11 is inevitable unless Americans take decisive measures.

“If we let our guard down, another 9/11—maybe even something worse—is going to happen again,” he said. “We need to be proactive rather than reactive.”

Gaubatz says that his investigative team is composed of individuals of various faiths, whose goal is to protect the American homeland from Islamic extremism.

“We have a team consisting of Christians, Jews and Muslims—there are several Muslims, in fact, on our team—who go undercover and try to penetrate radical mosques in this country,” he said. “This is not about being anti-Muslim. It is about being anti-extremism, anti-Jihadism and anti-terrorism.

“Our mission is to get at the truth—to find out the truth about what’s really going on in our country.”


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1 posted on 06/13/2007 7:01:31 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah
they preach an extreme version of Islam that says America and the West is the enemy

Our open border works both ways.

2 posted on 06/13/2007 7:04:30 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Ooh-Ah
I suspect a decent percentage of the attendees are FBI informants.

Or at least I hope so!

3 posted on 06/13/2007 7:07:55 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

I wonder why the US Government isn’t doing anything about this??


4 posted on 06/13/2007 7:12:35 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

How do you know they/we aren’t?


5 posted on 06/13/2007 7:13:45 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I'm a man...I can change...If I want to...MAYBE.)
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To: Interesting Times

Ping


6 posted on 06/13/2007 7:16:43 PM PDT by zot (GWB -- the most slandered man of this decade)
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To: Ken522
I wonder why the US Government isn’t doing anything about this??

They are. Members of these radical centers that are here illegally will get Z (Amnesty) Visas. Then our government will wholeheartedly protect their civil rights and help them to bring their families over.
It is all part of a master plan. The Islamofascists will see how stupid that we are and will feel so sorry for us that they will decide not to kill us. /s
7 posted on 06/13/2007 7:22:55 PM PDT by etradervic (Any Conservative in 2008)
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To: zot

If I was in charge of the DHS and DNI task forces responsible for domestic surveillance and intelligence on militant islamic groups then I’d be doing everything I could to find out all the possible avenues for recruitment, grouping and coordination of activities by those hell bent on causing us harm.


8 posted on 06/13/2007 7:25:11 PM PDT by Degaston
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To: Ooh-Ah

We can’t do anything until they kill 3000 or more Americans...just wouldn’t be P.C. you see....


9 posted on 06/13/2007 7:30:55 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Coyoteman

Why would the FBI spy on the religion of peace?

I’m kidding, maybe.


10 posted on 06/13/2007 7:31:35 PM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then call me racist for objecting?)
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To: Ooh-Ah

this is news?


11 posted on 06/13/2007 7:34:34 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Where is Janet Reno and her flame throwers when she’s REALLY needed


12 posted on 06/13/2007 7:35:55 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: Ken522
I wonder why the US Government isn’t doing anything about this??

The only thing the government is likely to do is indict this group for Federal civil rights violations against the radical Imams they spied on.

13 posted on 06/13/2007 7:37:18 PM PDT by montag813
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To: etradervic; glock rocks; joanie-f; Czar

>>Gaubatz and his investigators are currently active and will soon form a team of about 12. They pose as people interested in converting to Islam or who are current Muslims. Their goal is to infiltrate mosques and Muslim centers. Recently, he and his team penetrated the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, located in Falls Church, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C.<<

Telling the world about your Intel operation beforehand is asking to fail. Is this what they want?


14 posted on 06/13/2007 7:37:40 PM PDT by B4Ranch (DRIP = "Don't Return Incumbent Politicians," – two terms, and they're out.)
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To: Ooh-Ah; Cindy

Robert Spencer (jihadwatch.org) has solutions here...

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/06/13/new-jihad-watch-immigration-jihad/

Thanks to Michelle Malkin (hotair.com) and FReeper Cindy for linking this on another thread.

Hooray Robert Spencer!


15 posted on 06/13/2007 7:38:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Ooh-Ah

This nation has to stop pretending it can be all things to all types of people.

This is a Bible-based nation; let’s say it out loud and make it official.


16 posted on 06/13/2007 7:42:29 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Lock and load.


17 posted on 06/13/2007 7:43:03 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: etradervic

Bush will be first in line to grant them amnesty.


18 posted on 06/13/2007 7:45:30 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Praise the Lord. Pass the ammunition.


19 posted on 06/13/2007 7:48:22 PM PDT by Cuchulain ("...never treat with the enemy; never surrender to his mercy, but fight to the finish.")
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To: Cuchulain

A rephrase might be in order. “Praise The Lord and Send Them To Perdition”..


20 posted on 06/13/2007 7:50:19 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Ken522
I wonder why the US Government isn’t doing anything about this??

They are. Do you expect to read about it?

21 posted on 06/13/2007 7:50:44 PM PDT by Go Gordon (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet its hard to pronounce)
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To: Cuchulain

You got that right. Time to buy another case of .223.


23 posted on 06/13/2007 8:07:51 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: mtbopfuyn
It’s time to drop the unnecessary modifiers, “extreme”, “radical”, “militant”, etc. It’s just Islam, the way it was preached and practiced by Mohammad, and ever since. The way it is currently practiced over half the world. If anything it’s fundamentalist Islam. Nothing extreme or radical about it.
24 posted on 06/13/2007 8:40:21 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...
Ping!
25 posted on 06/13/2007 8:42:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated June 8, 2007.)
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To: Ken522

Maybe they are infiltrating and this is how they are able to catch threats before they materialize.

Hope so anyway.

Would hate to think they don’t care.


26 posted on 06/13/2007 8:47:31 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: SVTCobra03

And bacon, to protect against corrosion.


27 posted on 06/13/2007 8:49:40 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

SHUT ‘EM DOWN.


28 posted on 06/13/2007 8:50:06 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Ooh-Ah
Ah-lah-lah-lah, Ah-lah-lah-lah
Ah-lah-lah-lah, Ah-lah-lah-lah, at the mosque!

Well, you can watch the heads a-rollin'
You can build some bombs that blow up at the mosque
Watch the imams start a spinnin'
'bout a so-called peace religion at the mosque
Like the france invasion they're now here in this nation at the mosque

Ah, let's go to the mosque
Let's go to the mosque (allah willing)
Let's go to the mosque (allah willing)
Let's go to the mosque
Come on, let's go to the mosque
Let's roll!

You can swing your swords at jews, and
You can even worship the moon at the mosque
Camel jockey tyrants rule here
There's no different points of view here at the mosque
All these rats exist to train terrorists at the mosque
Let's roll!

29 posted on 06/13/2007 8:57:13 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Ooh-Ah

bflr


30 posted on 06/13/2007 9:00:55 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Sporting a beard and Muslim dress, Gaubatz said he went on May 18 to the center, pretending to be an American interested in becoming a convert to Islam. He discovered the center espoused terrorism and jihad against America. “They are teaching what they call Jihad Qital, which means physical jihad,” Gaubatz said. “They’re teaching violence and hatred of the United States.”

It appears the Federal government hasn't a clue, or could care less who they are allowing into this country.

Meanwhile, down on the border, millions continue to pour in illegally, not to mention the daily truck loads of illegal drugs and human cargo. All this during war time.

We are just asking for it.

31 posted on 06/13/2007 9:02:59 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

It seems strange....the government doesn’t even ask for your support in the war on terrorism...guess it would offend someone.


32 posted on 06/13/2007 9:05:38 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Travis McGee

Bttt


33 posted on 06/13/2007 9:07:36 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
It seems strange....the government doesn’t even ask for your support in the war on terrorism

And yet they call some of those that got off their butts to do something, at their own expense, vigilantes.

34 posted on 06/13/2007 9:11:29 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Ooh-Ah

Can’t believe this guy is giving away all these incredible secrets.

Oops, you mean all this was already known or there are no secrets involved?


35 posted on 06/13/2007 9:13:14 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: SunkenCiv

just practicing their religion the way it’s written in the koran and hadith...and we can’t stop them from doing that, can we?

sarc.


36 posted on 06/13/2007 9:14:11 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ooh-Ah

“...he and his team penetrated the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, located
in Falls Church, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C.”

Ah yes, part of The Wahhabi Corridor, as mentioned by Paul Sperry.
(scroll down about half-way to see Dar Al-Hijrah)
http://www.sperryfiles.com/corridor.shtml


37 posted on 06/13/2007 9:14:50 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Ooh-Ah; Cornpone; USF; Fred Nerks; vince2285
"They espouse violence, hatred and the need for terrorism.”

Sounds like islam to me!

Why are we inviting them to live in OUR Country?

38 posted on 06/13/2007 9:18:33 PM PDT by jan in Colorado ("Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and you will find things only evil and inhuman")
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To: Degaston
If I was in charge of the DHS and DNI task forces responsible for domestic surveillance and intelligence on militant islamic groups then I’d be doing everything I could to find out all the possible avenues for recruitment, grouping and coordination of activities by those hell bent on causing us harm.

Likewise. But if they are, I don't see any signs of it.

39 posted on 06/13/2007 9:26:15 PM PDT by zot (GWB -- the most slandered man of this decade)
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To: Ken522
"I wonder why the US Government isn’t doing anything about this??"

The constituents most important to our politicians (rich, importing constituents) don't want to anger oil sources.

Vote for Duncan Hunter, IMO.
40 posted on 06/13/2007 9:27:26 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. [(cbt.)--has-been])
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To: Ooh-Ah

Big deal - what did Paris have for dinner tonight?

And didn’t the ending of The Sopranos suck?

Oh, what’s going to happen to Anna Nicole’s baby?

( /sarcasm voice BARLEY off)


41 posted on 06/13/2007 9:30:01 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Ken522

The government is doing something about it! It is bringing in thousands of Iraqi refugees to bolster their numbers. There, now don’t you feel better?


42 posted on 06/13/2007 9:37:55 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: SunkenCiv; Cindy; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; NormsRevenge

Thanks for the ping!


43 posted on 06/13/2007 10:25:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: etradervic

“Members of these radical centers that are here illegally will get Z (Amnesty) Visas. Then our government will wholeheartedly protect their civil rights and help them to bring their families over. It is all part of a master plan. The Islamofascists will see how stupid that we are and will feel so sorry for us that they will decide not to kill us. /s”

Bump to your post AND tag line.


44 posted on 06/13/2007 10:27:10 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile ("What a cruel reflection that a rich country cannot long be a free one." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thank you for the ping Ernest.


45 posted on 06/13/2007 10:28:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ooh-Ah
“Their literature preaches that America and the West are decadent and evil, and that Muslims have a moral duty to engage in violence against the infidels.”

With the exception of the part about violence and infidels I’ve heard Christians say similar things. I guess that is the difference between Christians and Muslims. Christians preach a moral duty to convert sinners. Muslims, well we know what they preach.

46 posted on 06/13/2007 10:30:04 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Ooh-Ah

“If we let our guard down, another 9/11—maybe even something worse—is going to happen again,” he said. “We need to be proactive rather than reactive.”
______________________________
If there are 400-500 centers............we’ve ALREADY let our guard down and can’t be proactive.


47 posted on 06/13/2007 10:34:14 PM PDT by cowdog77 (" Are there any brave men left in Washington, or are they all cowards?")
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To: Fred Nerks
well, there is one way...
Six extremists killed

48 posted on 06/13/2007 10:38:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated June 8, 2007.)
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To: Osage Orange
How do you know they/we aren’t?

Previously I would have said the same thing, but I realized I was giving our government too much credit. I had always given them the benefit of doubt. I have come to the conclusion that the actions or inaction of this administration over the past year or so has convinced me that this administration is as clueless and incompetent as they appear.

49 posted on 06/13/2007 10:43:33 PM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: Coyoteman
I suspect a decent percentage of the attendees are FBI informants. Or at least I hope so!

Dream on. The house oversight committee would have leaked that information to the NYTimes along with the names of the informants a long time ago. Unfortunately Muslims have free reign to preach hate and plot terrorism because our Congress hates America as much as these jihadists.

50 posted on 06/13/2007 10:44:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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