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  • U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse'

    03/20/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse' Guest panelist threatened America, openly supported terror groups Posted: March 20, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. The congressionally funded United States Institute of Peace hosted an event yesterday in Washington on reforming Islam, with a guest panelist who has threatened the United States and openly supported...
  • Overlooking the Problem - Tolerance and Theological Blindness

    07/26/2004 9:19:37 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 1 replies · 344+ views ^ | July 26, 2004 | Charles Colson
    Overlooking the Problem - Tolerance and Theological Blindness Last autumn, following the arrest of a Navy chaplain suspected of spying for al Qaeda, the Pentagon began a review of the way it recruits Muslim chaplains. At the center of the probe is the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Studies in Leesburg, Virginia, which had trained nine of the twelve Muslim chaplains in the Armed Forces and many prison chaplains. The graduate school is funded by the Saudis and is part of the effort to spread Wahhabi Islam. As anyone who bothers to look will discover, Wahhabism, which fueled the...
  • A Troubling Presence at a Funeral

    06/11/2004 2:44:03 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 241+ views ^ | Friday, June 11, 2004 | By Ben Johnson
    A Troubling Presence at a Funeral By Ben Johnson | June 11, 2004 Patriotic Americans will always cherish their memories of Ronald Reagan’s strong and courageous leadership during the Cold War. However, his funeral at the National Cathedral may uncap different emotions. Among those the Reagan family has invited to the ecumenical service is Mohammad Magid, a D.C.-area Muslim imam with disturbing ties to suspected terrorists. Magid, who was born and educated in the Sudan, is the Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS). ADAMS has numerous close affiliations with the main targets of “Operation Green Quest,”...
  • Saudis Cutting Support for Militant Islam

    12/06/2003 8:15:28 PM PST · by PeteFromMontana · 14 replies · 155+ views
    TheWashingtonPost ^ | 12/7/2003 | Susan Schmidt and Caryle Murphy
    Saudis Cutting Support for Militant Islam Diplomatic Status Ended for Clerics Overseas By Susan Schmidt and Caryle Murphy Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, December 7, 2003; Page A01 U.S. authorities have revoked the diplomatic visa of an influential Islamic cleric, and the Saudi government has decided it will no longer sponsor an Islamic institute in Virginia where he sometimes lectured, moves that reflect both nations' increasing efforts to curb the spread of extremist Islamic rhetoric, according to U.S. and Saudi officials.
  • A Muslim School Used by Military Has Troubling Ties

    12/03/2003 5:12:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 413+ views
    <p>FAIRFAX, Va. -- When the Defense Department wanted to hire a qualified imam for leading Friday prayer for Muslim employees at the Pentagon last year, it posted a notice at the nearby Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America.</p>
  • Pentagon Madrassas

    12/02/2003 1:33:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 177+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 12/02/03 | Evan McCormick
    When federal authorities arrested a Muslim military chaplain nearly one month ago at Guantanamo bay on suspicions of espionage, the danger of our radical Islamist enemies infiltrating the American infrastructure at dangerous levels came into the daylight. Federal agents confirmed the bad news with the arrest of Abdurahman Alamoudi, the founder of the military's Muslim Chaplaincy program and an American-Muslim leader well connected to the White House.  On October 23, Alamoudi was indicted on charges that include financial dealings with al-Qaeda and Hamas, passport fraud, illegal procurement of citizenship, and engaging in prohibited activities with state sponsor of terrorism, Libya—a relationship...
  • Report: Saudis funded infiltration of U.S. military

    10/17/2003 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Brian S · 8 replies · 331+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 10-17-03
    Friday, October 17, 2003 Saudi Arabia has funded the indoctrination of U.S. soldiers and inmates to an ideology adopted by Al Qaida. Research conducted by the Washington-based Institute of World Politics has asserted that Saudi Arabia poured tens of millions of dollars into spreading Al Qaida-related ideology among American soldiers and inmates. The report said the Saudi aim was to form insurgency cells throughout the United States that support a Wahabi agenda. "Islamists terrorists view conversions of non-Muslims to Islamism as vital to their effort," J. Michael Waller, a professor at the institute, said. "U.S. counterintelligence is vigilant against recruitment...
  • Guantanamo spy cases

    10/07/2003 5:37:44 AM PDT · by Mrs. Obelix · 15 replies · 792+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2003 | Robert Spencer
    <p>The Muslim organizations that certify chaplains for the U.S. military have come under renewed scrutiny since the arrest of Army Chaplain Yousef Yee and two Muslim translators who worked with al Qaeda prisoners in Guantanamo Bay — and that's all to the good. The Graduate School of Islamic Social Sciences (GSISS) and the American Muslim Foundation (AMF) were already being investigated, and it may well be that somehow Mr. Yee picked up his radical Islam from some contact with these groups. But so far another possibility has been overlooked, perhaps because its political incorrectness quotient is positively off the scale: The possibility that Yee was sincere when he denounced the September 11 attacks, and that his mind was changed by the Guantanamo prisoners themselves.</p>
  • Pentagon probes it's Muslim school choice

    09/30/2003 1:39:25 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 4 replies · 428+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept 30. '03 | Unknown
    Pentagon probes its Muslim school choice WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A school the Pentagon relied on to train Muslim military chaplains is under investigation for possible ties to al-Qaida, ABC News reported Tuesday. For the last six years, the Pentagon used an unaccredited school in Leesburg, Va., to train and certify most of its 13 Muslim chaplains. But in the last 18 months, the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences also has been part of a federal investigation into possible financial ties to al-Qaida, ABC reported. One of the chaplains mentioned in correspondence between the Pentagon and the...
  • Investigation of 'Terrorist Recruitment' Concerns Muslims

    09/29/2003 1:19:59 PM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies · 692+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | September 29, 2003 | Jeff Johnson
    Capitol Hill ( - Following the arrests of a Muslim chaplain and an Arabic translator for suspected spying at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility, two senators are calling for a full investigation of terrorists' attempts to recruit members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Muslim-American groups fear the investigation may become a "witch hunt" for followers of Islam. "How, in our most sensitive Army prison [at] Guantanamo, the most sensitive of Army facilities, were there breaches?" asked Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) Thursday. "When you hear that, at Guantanamo, security has been breached, you say to yourself, 'Well, what's happening at...
  • Screening Islamic Clergy

    09/29/2003 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 203+ views
    Insight ^ | Sept. 26, 2003 | J. Michael Waller
    With a Muslim army chaplain imprisoned in a Navy brig as an alleged terrorist spy, the military must rethink how it recruits and screens Islamic clergy, according to a key Senate ally of the administration's counterterrorism policies. "I'm gratified that military authorities have taken action to investigate what may be an alarming breach of security in our armed services, and I strongly recommend that the Pentagon review its policies in regard to the recruitment of clerics," says Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), chairman of a subcommittee on terrorism and homeland security. Following news that the chaplain and an Islamic Air Force...
  • Pentagon Says It Will Review Chaplain Policy

    09/27/2003 2:49:10 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 306+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 27, 2003 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    or the last five years, Qaseem A. Uqdah, a Marine Corps veteran, has been visiting military bases around the world in search of Muslim officers and enlistees who might make suitable chaplains.In his role as a recruiter, Mr. Uqdah is not employed by the military. Instead, he is an independent middleman who runs a group that is authorized by the Pentagon to nominate Muslim chaplain candidates. He said he is paid nothing for his efforts and is motivated by his belief in Islam.One of the clerics Mr. Uqdah recommended to the Pentagon — Capt. James J. Yee, a Chinese-American convert...
  • Military probes hiring of clerics

    09/25/2003 10:45:05 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/26/03 | Rowan Scarborough and Steve Miller
    <p>The Pentagon yesterday ordered a review of how it recruits military chaplains, particularly Muslim clerics endorsed by two groups with ties to radical Islam.</p> <p>Pentagon officials yesterday informed senators of the review as Sens. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, announced upcoming hearings on whether the radical Wahhabi sect has infiltrated the U.S. military chaplain corps.</p>
  • CAIR’s Ismail Royer Strikes Again; Muslim Schools Front for Islamic Terror?

    09/24/2003 6:53:22 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Anti-CAIR ^ | September 24, 2003 | Anti-CAIR
    In Defense of the Constitution Anti-CAIR Press Release 025/03 September 24, 2003 -          CAIR’s Ismail Royer Strikes Again; Muslim Schools Front for Islamic Terror? CAIR’s Ismail Royer Strikes Again; Muslim Schools Front for Islamic Terror?        It was reported in the Washington Post recently that Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has renewed his request for an investigation into two institutes that train Islamic chaplains for the armed forces.  This is in response to the recent arrest of Army Capt. James Yee, an Islamic chaplain attached to the detention facility located at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.        While ACAIR commends...
  • Fifth Column II

    09/22/2003 11:30:47 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | By Frank J. Gaffney Jr
    <p>Almost exactly six months ago, at the start of the liberation of Iraq, this column warned that a "fragging" incident at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom "could be the precursor for a far larger and more dangerous problem, both for the military and for American society more generally. Call it the 'Fifth Column syndrome.' "</p>
  • Probe of 2 Groups That Train Muslim Chaplains Sought

    09/23/2003 12:52:40 AM PDT · by Stultis · 7 replies · 358+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 September 2003 | John Mintz & Susan Schmidt
    Probe of 2 Groups That Train Muslim Chaplains Sought By John Mintz and Susan SchmidtWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, September 23, 2003; Page A03 [snip] Six months ago, Schumer asked the Pentagon to launch an internal review of the way the military determines the reliability of Muslim clerics in the armed services, but so far no such effort has been undertaken, officials said yesterday. [snip] Schumer previously raised questions about two institutes that train Islamic chaplains for the military: the Leesburg-based Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS); and the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council, which helped...
  • Enemy Within May Complicate War

    04/03/2003 9:06:53 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 217+ views
    Insight ^ | 4-1-03 | Scott Wheeler
    Enemy Within May Complicate War Posted April 1, 2003 By Scott L. Wheeler Muslims constitute an estimated 2 percent of the 400,000 soldiers serving in the U.S. Army. Perimeter guards were in place to protect resting U.S. troops awaiting deployment orders that soon would send them rappelling from hovering helicopters to the ground assault that distinguishes the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. With the perimeter secured, the officers of the 1st Brigade were getting some of the sleep they knew would be in short supply once they were dropped into combat. But shortly after 1:00 a.m. local time,...
  • The fifth column syndrome (A wake up call to all who love this country) The Sgt. Akbar attack

    03/24/2003 4:04:31 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 38 replies · 597+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 3/24/2003 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The fifth column syndrome (Washington, D.C.): The most traumatic loss the U.S. military has suffered to date in the war with Iraq may, ironically, have been inflicted not by Iraqi Republican Guards, regular army units or irregular "Fedayeen." Rather, it may have come at the hands of an American servicemen. 'Fragged' by One of Our Own Early Sunday morning Kuwait time, a sergeant assigned to an engineering brigade of the 101st Airborne Division allegedly attacked three tents in which many divisional commanding officers were sleeping on the eve of their unit's jump-off into Iraq. According to press reports of the...