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Homegrown Terrorism Thread

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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 11:44 AM
This report came out November 15 and no doubt is the basis being used in S.1867 National Defense Authorization Act...If you read the report provided at the alternative link below under the area of (Homegrown Jihadist Terrorists: The Problem) ...You will see that what concerns the authorities about homegrown terrorism is the use of firearms to carry out assaults because of the lack of material and support for larger suicide bombings.

Also they highlight Islam as the main proponent to radicalization and jihadism...Which stands clearly against the approach of the Obama administration to downplay Islam...

Source / Alternative source

The report, “American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat,” released by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on Nov. 15, defines what “homegrown” terror activity is and makes policy recommendations to Congress on how to handle the threat. It also delves into specifics on each plot.

The report said the term “jihadist” describes radicalized individuals using Islam as an ideological and/or religious justification for their belief in the establishment of a global caliphate, or jurisdiction governed by a Muslim civil and religious leader known as a caliph.

edit on 2-12-2011 by Daedal because: Edit

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:01 PM
It is sad that there are only 53 when the actions of our government should warrant about 330000000 plots against them. How very fortunate that the vast majority have been made too lazy and ignorant to give a damn.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:06 PM
Yeah and probably half of them were made by CIA handlers and the other half was hyped.

The only plots against the government are within the government and within the banking system. Those are the terrorists with power.

If you have a choice, do you go against the little wannabe terrorist with a handgun that want to kill ``a politician`` or do you go against the people who have hundreds of billions of bucks to take over the government and buy everyone in it?

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:12 PM
Of the 53 how many were "setup" by the F.B.I. ? Almost every single "plot" I have seen happen in the last ten years comes with the following precursor "The F.B.I. had an informant that provided all knowledge and all previously unavailable bomb making materials for nearly two years before the idiot actually tried to follow though and build a bomb"..............

I am so incredibly sick of this Governments B.S. that I am seriously considering moving to North Vietnam....... I am in fact going on a fact finding tour in March and am considering entering into a partnership with the N.V. Military. At least they are honest about their corruption.....

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:19 PM
These plots are always thought up by the informant. The people protecting us are the ones recruiting and training of the terrorists. It is another part of the terrorist factory. One of these days this sort of investigating is going to go horribly wrong.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 01:01 PM
reply to post by Daedal

San Diego: Somali refugee pleads guilty to helping funnel jihadists from Minnesota to al-Shabaab

" Twenty people have been charged in the state in connection with the travelers and alleged terror financing. Others have been charged in St. Louis with funneling money to the terror group, and Yusuf was among four people charged in San Diego in late 2010 with helping al-Shabab. "


A Somali refugee living in San Diego pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to aiding four men who left Minnesota to join a Somali terror group, including one man who is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in the African nation in October.

Prosecutors have said Nima Yusuf conspired in Southern California and elsewhere to aid al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked militia trying to create an Islamic state in Somalia. As part of her plea, the 25-year-old permanent resident of the U.S. acknowledged that she agreed to help the men with money and personnel.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 02:34 PM
Singer Cat Stevens was banned from entry to the US because he gave money to a fund that helps Muslim children. Is he one of the attackers that we were saved from? Good thing, because I am being followed by a moon shadow.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 04:02 PM
Conspiracies, Terrorist Defense Videoed at Anti NYPD Rally

Adding additional information to the thread...In the article it describes the event on November 18, 2011, where Muslim Americans teamed up with OWS demonstrations against NYPD and CIA tactics and repression of Muslim American communities.


Muslim Americans teamed up with Occupy Wall Street protesters to march toward the New York Police headquarters Nov. 18 in a demonstration against NYPD and CIA tactics and repression of Muslim American communities.

They defended convicted terrorists as victims of entrapment and abusive treatment, including one convicted of trying to kill American troops and FBI agents in Afghanistan.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 05:45 PM
Al Shabaab: Recruitment and Radicalization within the Muslim American Community and the Threat to the Homeland

This a Majority Investigative Report submitted by the 112 Congress, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security submitted on July 27, 2011.

The report highlights the growing threat by al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen in Somalia, Al- Qaeda's major ally in East Africa and its efforts to radicalize and recruit Muslim-Americans inside the U.S..


The Majority staff of the Committee on Homeland Security has conducted an investigation into the threat by al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen in Somalia, Al Qaeda’s major ally in East Africa, and its efforts to radicalize and recruit Muslim-Americans inside the U.S. The key finding is that there is a looming danger of American Shabaab fightersreturning to the U.S. to strike or helping Al Qaeda and its affiliates attack the homeland.

U.S. intelligence underestimated the Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda in Yemen’s capability of launching attacks here; we cannot afford to make the same mistake with Shabaab. The Majority staff interviewed dozens of current and former counterterror officials, scholars, diplomats and other experts on Shabaab and Muslim-American radicalization to reach these conclusions.

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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 06:31 PM
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011
United States Department of Justice

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Supporting Lashkar


A Virginia resident and native of Pakistan pleaded guilty Friday to providing material support to Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

An FBI affidavit alleged that he produced and posted a propaganda video for the LeT on the Internet. The video sought to "develop support for the LeT and recruit jihadists." During the video's production phase, Ahmad communicated with a LeT operative named "Talha." Talha was later identified by Ahmad as Talha Saeed, the son of LeT leader Hafiz Mohammed Saeed.

posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 12:31 AM
US Woman Pleads Guilty to Sending Money to al-Shabab Terrorists

" A woman in San Diego, California has pleaded guilty to providing money and support to al-Shabab — an Islamic terrorist group looking to topple the government in Somalia. "


Nima Yusuf admitted in federal court Thursday that she sent about $1450 to four men who left the United States to fight for al-Shabab. One of the men allegedly recruited a suicide bomber who carried out a terrorist attack in 2008.

Yusuf also admitted lying to FBI and Homeland Security agents who questioned her about her Somalia-related activities.

posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 04:50 PM
Massachusetts Man Convicted of Terror Support

" Tarek Mehanna was arrested for lying to the FBI in a terrorism investigation involving the whereabouts and activities of Daniel Maldonado, a former resident of Metheun, Massachusetts, who was suspected of training in an Al Qaeda terrrorist camp to overthrow the Somali government. A subsequent complaint affidavit alleged that Mehanna and coconspirators discussed their desire to participate in violent jihad against American interests. It was further alleged that Mehanna and two of his associates traveled to the Middle East in February 2004, seeking military-type training at a terrorist training camp that would prepare them for armed jihad against U.S. interests, including U.S. and allied forces in Iraq. One of Mehanna's coconspirators also made two similar trips to Pakistan in 2002. According to the affidavit, Mehanna and the coconspirators had multiple conversations about obtaining automatic weapons and randomly shooting people in a shopping mall. In December 2011, Mehanna was found guilty on all counts, including four terrorism-related charges and three charges related to providing false information to the government. "


A federal jury on Tuesday found Massachusetts resident Tarek Mehanna guilty on all counts in the latest homegrown terrorism conviction.

Mehanna was convicted of four terror-related charges and three charges of lying to authorities. The charges include conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaida, providing material support to terrorists (and conspiracy to do so), conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, conspiracy to make false statements to the FBI, and two counts of making false statements.

Governments motion for detention
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posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 04:51 PM
I was watching CNN today and some guy was on talking about bringing the National guard into New orleans because the city was in a state of "urban warfare" due to gangs and "firearms"

sounded like a beautiful pretense to illegally seizing weapons from americans.


posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 10:43 PM

posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 10:39 AM
Lansing used car dealership investigated in terror scheme

" The complaint says that banks and money exchanges in Lebanon tied to Hezbollah purchased cars from 30 car dealers - eight of them in metro Detroit - and sent them to west Africa. Cybamar in Redford was often used to ship the cars. "


A Lansing car dealership is named among 30 around the country in a federal investigation into an alleged $480 million money laundering scheme tied to Mideast terrorist group Hezbollah, federal prosecutors said.

According to a federal lawsuit filed in New York City, Oussama Salhab, the owner of Cybamar Swiss, a Redford Township transport company, "is a Hezbollah operative" who was part of an effort to funnel part of the proceeds from car sales to the Lebanese group

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 08:44 PM
" Scattered across the United Sates, unknown to all but a handful of citizens, are 35 Islamic terrorist training compounds known as "Muslims of America." Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, Muslims of America has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for homegrown Jihad. "

posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 12:04 AM
June 14, 2016

We go from 2001 to 2015 with no Radical Muslim terrorist attacks of any magnitude inside our country.

In December 2015 we have San Bernardino mass murders at the hands of radial Muslims. Seven months later, we have Orlando mass murders by the hands of a radical Muslim.

Personally, I think all the San Bernardino attention in the Media, on Facebook, in Blogs and Forums like ATS, emboldened other wanna-be terrorists.

The huge amount of attention that USA terrorist attacks brings to the Martyred Terrorist Murderer, makes attention seekers more eager find a way to "sign up" with ISIS, and for those already trained by ISIS to be more determined to commit mass killings inside the United States.

I realize that in today's world, the massive "chatter" surrounding these attacks can't be eliminated, or even reduced. But it's troubling that these terrorists now know that they'll get many days of dominating the USA headlines, on every media platform, in addition to the virgins and other rewards.

If Orlando mass murder Omar Mateen is able to see what's going on in the aftermath of his heinous attack, he'd be very pleased.


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