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  • The Boston Marathon Bombing and the Dangers of a Bored Society

    04/24/2013 6:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | April 24, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The American public now knows the identity of the Boston marathon bombing suspects. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was a former boxer and Chechnyan immigrant, radicalized in the United States by an Islamist mentor. He turned against the West in liberal Cambridge, Mass. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, 19, was a pot-loving college student at the University of Massachusetts. Last Friday, Tamerlan was killed during a shootout with police after his brother reportedly ran him over with a car. Dzhokhar was captured hours later hiding in a boat. Few who knew Tamerlan seemed surprised at the news that he had masterminded the bombings...
  • First Picture Of Captured Terror Suspect Released [Caution: Graphic image]

    04/19/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 189 replies
    The 19-year old Dzhokhar has seen better days...
  • FoxNews Reports Shooting at MIT (ten mins from bomb site)

    04/18/2013 8:20:44 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 182 replies
    On Greta's show right now. I wonder if the bombers were MIT students.
  • Understanding Online Radicalization: The Jihadi Forums

    06/20/2011 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 20, 2011 | Ali Teymouri
    Although "radicalization" has become a catchword, little has been written about the methods, websites, and actors involved in the process. (This is Part One of a series.) Rising terrorism arrests in America, particularly the breaking up of 22 plots between May 2009 and November 2010, have sparked questions about how young Muslim men become terrorists. Although radicalization has become a catch phrase in the media, little has been written about the methods, websites, and actors involved in the process. This series, “Understanding Online Radicalization,” seeks to shed light on how the Internet functions as a tool for radicalizing would-be terrorists....
  • Dick Durbin's Muslim mess

    03/31/2011 2:08:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 30, 2011 | ALANA GOODMAN
    If the point of Sen. Dick Durbin's Tuesday hearing on anti-Muslim discrimination was to undermine Rep. Peter King's hearings on Muslim radicalization, it ended up achieving the opposite -- and highlighting exactly why King's investigation is so necessary. For the last few years, a few small but vocal groups claiming to represent American Muslims have stoked fears that hate crimes against Muslims are a growing epidemic, despite the fact that FBI statistics show nothing of the sort. In fact, anti-Muslim hate crimes have actually dropped since their height right after 9/11. Claims of rising Islamophobia allow certain Muslim "spokesmen" to...
  • Peter King Blew It. Hearings didn't even come close to delivering what he advertised.

    03/17/2011 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/17/2011 | Pamela Geller
    Investor's Business Daily editorialized Monday that Congressman Peter King (R-NY) "blew it" in his hearings on "Muslim radicalization," and that he "didn't even come close to delivering what he advertised with his investigation." IBD criticized King for calling as a witness Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), a "close ally" of the Hamas-linked Islamic supremacist hate group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Ellison, says the IBD editorial, "stole the show when he broke into tears while retelling the story of a Muslim paramedic who died in the World Trade Center.  Ellison used the victim as an example of the "witch...
  • Family Slaughtered By Palestinians

    03/12/2011 7:12:45 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 48 replies
    Fox News: Spot Light ^ | March 12, 2011 | Yonat Friling
    Five members of an Israeli family were killed Friday night when a suspected terrorist broke into their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar and stabbed them all to death. The 12-year-old daughter who returned home from a friend’s house discovered the bodies. According to police, the suspect broke into the house armed with a knife and stabbed the mother, father and three children, aged 11, three and a three-month-old baby. Two infants, aged 2 and 4, survived the attack while escaping to their neighbors.
  • The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and the Community's Response

    03/10/2011 1:03:28 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 6 replies
    American Islamic Forum for Democracy ^ | March 10, 2011 | M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD
    As another example I have been present at Friday prayers in 2004 at one of the largest mosques in Arizona where a photo distributed nationally by CAIR and later proven to be doctored showed an American soldier standing with two young Iraqi boys holding a sign that says, "he killed my dad and knocked up my sister." (Appendix 2) As offended as I was as a Navy veteran, the imam and CAIR ended up pathologically alienating the Muslims in that audience from an American heritage. CAIR and MPAC have typically renounced the use of terror and violence, but they have...
  • Muslim American groups, not Rep. Pete King, are the ones fomenting hysteria with hearings on tap

    03/10/2011 12:56:58 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 6 replies
    Daily News ^ | March 10, 2011 | Steven Emerson
    Muslim American groups, not Rep. Pete King, are the ones fomenting hysteria with hearings on tap BY Steven Emerson Daily News March 10, 2011 Never in my entire career in Washington have I encountered the hype and scare tactics of those opposing the hearings into Islamic radicalization by Rep. Pete King. A classic example was a headline on "Inquiry by congressional committee looks like inquisition to many Muslims." The line of attack is now familiar: If King (R-L.I.) were truly interested in violent extremism, his hearings would focus on a wide range of groups that wreak havoc on America,...
  • Violent Islamist Extremism, The Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat

    03/10/2011 12:43:26 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 2 replies
    United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ^ | May 8, 2008 | United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    The James case is only one example of how the violent Islamist terrorist threat has evolved and expanded since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks and recruited the hijackers abroad before sending them to the United States to make final preparations for the operation. The 9/11 hijackers were indoctrinated into the violent Islamist mindset long before they set foot in the United States. The James case and others illustrate, however, radicalization is no longer confined to training camps in Afghanistan or other locations far from our shores; it is also occurring right here in...
  • Hearing on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community...(live feed)

    03/10/2011 10:24:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 3/10/11 |
    311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Mar 10, 2011 9:30am On Thursday, March 10, 2011, the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.” The Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Peter T. King, Chairman [full text of opening statement] Panel 1 Hon. John D. Dingell, A Representative in Congress from the 15th District of Michigan Hon. Keith Ellison, A Representative in Congress from the 5th District of Minnesota
  • First Muslim in Congress (Keith Ellison) breaks into tears during radicalization hearing

    03/10/2011 9:03:00 AM PST · by Qbert · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/2011 | Jordy Yager and Jordan Fabian
    The first Muslim elected to Congress broke into tears Thursday as he delivered his opening remarks at a hearing on radicalization in the Muslim American community. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) became heavily emotional as he spoke about a 23-year-old New York Police Department cadet and paramedic named Mohammed Salman Hamdani. Hamdani, a Muslim, was killed attempting to save people from the collapsing World Trade Center buildings on Sept. 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks, Ellison said. Ellison was barely able to finish his statement but said he was concerned that fear-based rumors and prejudice could arise from Thursday’s hearing before...
  • Jackie Speier on Peter King's Muslim radicalization hearings: "Racist"

    03/09/2011 9:22:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/9/11 | Joe Garafalo
    Is there such as thing as "must-see" C-SPAN3? If so, set the DVR for 6:30 a.m. West Coast time for Thursday's Homeland Security Committee, where as we told you the other day, GOP Rep. Peter King is planning to look into the radicalization of U.S. Muslims. San Mateo's own Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier is a member of that committee and told us Wednesday that she is planning to "call out" King Thursday: "This is one member's bias that he is now putting forth as the policy of this country and there are going to be many of us who will...
  • Somali activist to counter Rep. Ellison in hearings

    03/08/2011 9:24:49 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 3/7/11 | Kevin Diaz
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., will not be the only Minnesotan starring in this week's congressional hearings on homegrown Islamic radicalization. Also at the witness table will be Abdirizak Bihi, director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center in Minneapolis. Bihi has publicly criticized Ellison's handling of the disappearance of some 20 Somali youths recruited by an Al-Qaida-linked group in their native country. One of them was his Bihi's nephew.
  • King Abdicates

    01/20/2011 3:14:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY) told Politico Tuesday that in his upcoming hearings on radicalization among American Muslims, he was "not planning to call as witnesses such Muslim community critics as the Investigative Project on Terrorism's Steve Emerson and Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer,who have large followings among conservatives but are viewed as antagonists by many Muslims." Based on this, it appears that this will be a show trial. Between Emerson and Spencer, the whole of it is covered. Emerson knows who all the players are and what groups and cells they are affiliated with. He knows who everyone is and what...
  • Radical Muslims in America: All the Benefits and Still Turning to Jihad

    01/12/2011 10:34:08 AM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 13 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | January 12, 2011 | Raymond Ibraham
    .... According to Holder, in the last two years, 50 of the 126 people charged with terrorism were U.S. citizens. . . . . . . .the fact that Americans are being radicalized not only bodes ill for U.S. security; it also suggests that American efforts in the Muslim world are doomed to failure. Consider: if American Muslims, who enjoy Western benefits—including democracy, liberty, prosperity, and freedom of expression—are still being radicalized, why then do we insist that importing these same benefits to the Muslim world will eliminate its even more ingrained form of "radicalization"? After all, the mainstream position,...
  • Swedish Motivation

    12/20/2010 3:09:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The National Interest ^ | December 15, 2010 | Michael Scheuer
    The configuration and physical impact of the bomb detonated last Saturday in Stockholm is best left for forensic specialists to evaluate. For the rest of us, the most important aspect of the event is that it constitutes yet another warning for the unctuously self-righteous, effeminate and oblivious West that Islamist attacks are based on what we do, not who we are and how we think. Taymour Abdul Wahab, the dead bomber, claimed his attack was motivated by Sweden’s contribution of five hundred troops to the U.S.-led Afghan war, the media’s printing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and other Western...
  • Muslim ‘Radicalization’ Is Focus of Planned Inquiry

    12/16/2010 6:38:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/16/10 | Raymond Hernandez
    WASHINGTON — The Republican who will head the House committee that oversees domestic security is planning to open a Congressional inquiry into what he calls “the radicalization” of the Muslim community when his party takes over the House next year. Representative Peter T. King of New York, who will become the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he was responding to what he has described as frequent concerns raised by law enforcement officials that Muslim leaders have been uncooperative in terror investigations. He cited the case of Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan man and a legal resident of the...
  • Obama Administration Looks to Colleges for Future Spies

    06/20/2009 8:37:47 AM PDT · by joesjane · 36 replies · 1,334+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/20/2009 | Walter Pincus
    To the list of collegiate types -- nerds, jocks, Greeks -- add one more: spies in training. The government is hoping they'll be hard to spot. The Obama administration has proposed the creation of an intelligence officer training program in colleges and universities that would function much like the Reserve Officers' Training Corps run by the military services. The idea is to create a stream "of first- and second-generation Americans, who already have critical language and cultural knowledge, and prepare them for careers in the intelligence agencies," according to a description sent to Congress by Director of National Intelligence Dennis...
  • Homegrown Terror Suspects Turned Toward Radicalism in U.S. Prisons

    06/02/2009 4:16:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies · 1,264+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 22, 2009 | By Joseph Abrams
    The four men charged with plotting to blow up two New York synagogues and shoot down military planes converted to Islam while behind bars, a place terror experts say is a cauldron for Islamic radicalism. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were said by friends and family to have become Muslims while in prison, where they began on a path toward terrorist violence that law enforcement officials say is part of a troubling trend in America. "Prisons can play a critical role in both triggering and reinforcing the radicalization process," read a landmark 2007 report from the...
  • Conservative Principles In Opposition to Left Wing Liberal Socials Policies Are A Threat.

    04/17/2009 4:56:06 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 6 replies · 487+ views
    Wheels on the Road ^ | April 14, 2009 | Lt. Col. Allen B. West
    Greetings fellow South Florida riders, South Floridians, and Americans, here we are for another monthly installment of our Wheels on the Road political assessment. Just have to tell you, I am freaking mad as hell and implore you all to not take this anymore. If this means I shall be castigated as a “right wing extremist” so be it. Today I received an email containing a story on the US Department of Homeland Security unclassified report, dated 7 April, titled, “Right-wing extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”. Now most of the mainstream media is...

    04/05/2009 2:10:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 288+ views
    SOFIR.ORG ^ | April 5, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "There's more also, but this will get you started. I'm going to sit this round out, but will offer up one small bit of ancient Chinese wisdom: When hewing an axe handle, the model indeed is not far off."

    03/10/2009 3:41:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 457+ views
    ( via SOFIR.ORG ^ | March 10, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET - QUOTE: 10 March 2009 COUNTERING ONLINE RADICALISATION: A STRATEGY FOR ACTION Available from The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. From the executive summary: Any strategy that hopes to counter online radicalisation must aim to create an environment in which the production and consumption of such materials become not just more difficult in a technical sense but unacceptable as well as less desirable. Elements of this strategy include:
  • Pat Buchanan Observes the "Radicalization" of Middle America

    05/28/2003 7:00:16 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 311+ views
    Patrick Buchanan Column ^ | 05-28-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    The radicalization of Middle America Posted: May 28, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. "A well-heeled audience booed the Dixie Chicks plenty during country music's biggest night of the year Wednesday – proof that patriotism continues to run deep through America." So writes Jennifer Harper, embedded correspondent of the culture wars for the Washington Times, about the reception given the famous girl group every time their name came up at the Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. "They're still all riled up," writes Harper. Indeed, America is "all riled up," and something is going on out there....