Homegrown Terror Threat: Muslim-Americans Playing ‘Prominent Roles’ in Al Qaeda and Threatening More Attacks on Home Soil, Reveals 9/11 Report Card

Paul Bentley, Daily Mail (London), August 31, 2011

Homegrown terrorists are playing increasingly prominent roles within Al Qaeda and are threatening more deadly attacks from within the U.S., the much anticipated 9/11 report card revealed today.

As the 10th anniversary of the devastating attacks on New York approaches, the National Security Preparedness Group issued a stinging assessment of just how far the U.S. needs to go to combat terror threats.

Airport security is still not thorough enough to stop a large-scale air bombing, the report claimed and, even more worryingly, the greatest threat to national security may well be coming from America itself, with the frighteningly common radicalisation of Muslim-American teens.

The report, issued today, stated: ‘Most troubling, we have seen a pattern of increasing terrorist recruitment of American citizens and residents to act as “lone wolves” . . .

‘Today, we know that Americans are playing increasingly prominent roles in al Qaeda’s movement.

‘Muslim-American youth are being recruited in Somali communities in Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon, in some respects moving the front lines to the interior of our country.’

In recent years, there has been a jump in the number of attacks on the U.S. by homegrown Muslim-Americans.

In 2009, there were two of these high-profile terrorist attacks in the U.S.

13 people were killed and 29 injured in the Fort Hood shooting, the sole suspect for which is Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. born Palestinian who faces the death penalty for the charges.

He was an Army major serving as a psychiatrist who was shot when taken into custody and is now paralysed from the chest down.

The same year, a U.S. military recruiter was killed in Little Rock, Arkansas and another man injured.

Muslim convert Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad was said by police to have confessed to the killing of Private William Long, saying he had been sent to kill as many soldiers as possible by Al Qaeda.

The report said particularly worrying was the ‘self-radicalisation’ of Muslim youth in America.

‘This process is often influenced by blogs and other online content advocating violent Islamist extremism,’ it stated.

‘While there are methods to monitor some of this activity, it is simply impossible to know the inner thinking of every at-risk person. Thus, self-radicalisation poses a serious emerging threat in the U.S.’

The report card added that despite the government spending billions of dollars on airport security, scanners still cannot reliably detect bombs which could bring down planes.

Among concerns raised were ones about full body scanners, which , aside from raising privacy concerns, cannot see explosives hidden within the body.

‘Explosives detection technology lacks reliability and lags in its capability to automatically identify concealed weapons and explosives,’ the report claimed.

‘The next generation of whole body scanning machines also are not effective at detecting explosives hidden within the body.’

It added: ‘Although Osama bin Laden is dead, al Qaeda is not.’

Governor Tom Kean, the co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission told ABC News: ‘We really have not gotten it right yet. Some of these recommendations, no question you get an F.’

The Transportation Security Administration’s former administrator Kip Hawley insisted security at airports was sufficient to prevent large scale attacks on planes.

‘Yes, you don’t want a bomb going off and injuring people on a plane, but you do not want to let them bring on a bomb that will catastrophically destroy the plane,’ he said.

TSA spokesman Greg Soule added: ‘As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, there is no question that America’s transportation systems are stronger and more secure than they were a decade ago.

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  • Anonymous

    This article brings up the Somalis, quite possibly the most unassimilable immigrant group imaginable. If there is a terror attack by some Somaili ‘yoofs’ the groups who brought these dregs into the country will have blood on their hands. This includes but is not limited to the Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities. These short sighted, guilt-ridden do-gooders make my blood want to boil.

  • Taurus689

    Are there people out there who still insist that these situations weren’t engineered by those in our government who don’t have the best interests of the US in mind? Create chaos and then take control.

  • Anonymous

    Somalian Americans, those two words can possibly be put together, are the most dangerous and unreasonable immigrant group the United States has ever brought to its shores. The only thing that these people have contributed to the United States is inventive terrorism for the al-Shabaab insurgent group in Somalia and Sudan. They are needed to be stopped and investigated wherever they are. It is a miracle they haven’t killed any Americans where they have lived. It is a miracle as well that the only competent group in the government, our intelligence, special forces, military, and law enforcement have been able to stop these people when they have wanted to attack American targets an I applaud their efforts.

  • Anonymous

    You young White people out there, get married and start having children. It’s the only hope for the future!!! Don’t you see that what’s going on has one goal only and that is the elimination of Whites who are the only ones who stand in the way of total authoritarian domination.

    They welcome 3rd World barbarians who, with enthusiastic help from the native born primitives are creating total chaos.

    Don’t for a minute think that the likes of Auschwitz & Treblinka can’t happen here. We are already experiencing what Jews suffered in the very early days of the rise of the Nazis. SA thugs randomly assaulted Jews on the streets of German cities and it gradually escalated to destruction of their property and invasion of their homes with beatings and rapes; all ending in mass extermination. Sound familiar? The Sturm Abteilung thugs spoke German but ours speak Ebonics, Urdu, Arabic, a variety of African languages and Spanish.

  • Paleface 6

    As far as those full-body scanners not being able to see explosives “within the body,” I wouldn’t worry about it too much. It’s not like Pakistan has drive through surgery centers for all your one-stop terrorist needs, now is it? The surgery in that part of the world would kill a person long before he was able to get in position to do anything serious.

    And yes, I’m aware of the guy with explosives packed into his anus that blew himself up awhile back.

  • June

    I’m multitasking this morning. I am watching the History Channel and keeping an eye on Amren at the same time. Just as I clicked on this article, the building of the Erie Canal is being shown. I stopped to watch the amazing people who constructed the Canal and before that the story of the pioneers who crossed the country in covered wagons. It made me think of those who built this country and then in the above article, the people who are trying to destroy it. What a change our nation has gone through. They came from all over the world to make a truly united country and now, the invaders are trying to tear it apart. I hope we have the fortitude to withstand the challenges we are going to face until we get an administration who cares more about this country than they do about pandering to foreign nations who are our enemies.

  • John Engelman

    This indicates how irrelevant the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were to the control of Al Qaeda.

    Everyone who was involved in 9/11 was a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Saddam Hussein was in no way involved, nor was he working on an atomic bomb.

    Twenty-four Navy Seals achieved what the occupation of Afghanistan could not achieve. For years Osama bin Laden had been living in Pakistan one mile from the Pakistani military academy, with the possible knowledge of officials in the Pakistani government.

    The proper response to Islamic terrorism is law enforcement, espionage, and occasional attacks by special operations units and precision guided munitions. A single informer could have prevented 9/11. America’s victory in the War in the Gulf did not.

  • Anonymous

    A little known fact. 9/11 was working for INS in Detroit. After the terrorist act reporters set off for Dearborn (the city of the largest in the USA Muslim community). When they approached the adult Muslims those are all blamed the act and so on, what you perfectly know from the mass-media. So what did not appear in the mass-media? When they talked to the kids they all unknowingly and sincerely admitted that there were celebration, dancing in their houses.

  • alienfreak

    The serpents are in your bed. Western countries [all of them] need to fumigate the poison that is islam and DEPORT all muslims. The ones born within can be sent to the parents/ancestors place of origin. This article harps on about security at airports, I see the real threat being a major sporting event with so many like-minded people in the one spot.

  • Anonymous

    It’s been known for a long time that the CIA created “Al Qaeda” as a false flag terrorist organization. Yes, they do recruit “useful idiots” to participate in their “terror plots” against our enemies, so as to justify our further military involvement in the Middle East.

    But come on now, we’ve all read Orwell’s “1984′, and this is all merely an old story re-told. Americans need to wake up and focus on our problems at home, which is what AmRen does best.

  • Anonymous

    10 — Anonymous wrote at 10:32 PM on September 3:

    It’s been known for a long time that the CIA created “Al Qaeda” as a false flag terrorist organization. Yes, they do recruit “useful idiots” to participate in their “terror plots” against our enemies, so as to justify our further military involvement in the Middle East.

    But come on now, we’ve all read Orwell’s “1984’, and this is all merely an old story re-told. Americans need to wake up and focus on our problems at home, which is what AmRen does best.

    —————————————————————

    Thank You!!!!

    The enemies within is an old saying, yet it is so true! I most certainly agree about the CIA/mossad (one and the same) involvement in many false flag ops.

  • Anonymous

    6 — June wrote at 11:12 AM on September 3:

    “I’m multitasking this morning. I am watching the History Channel and keeping an eye on Amren at the same time. Just as I clicked on this article, the building of the Erie Canal is being shown. I stopped to watch the amazing people who constructed the Canal and before that the story of the pioneers who crossed the country in covered wagons. It made me think of those who built this country and then in the above article, the people who are trying to destroy it. What a change our nation has gone through. They came from all over the world to make a truly united country and now, the invaders are trying to tear it apart. I hope we have the fortitude to withstand the challenges we are going to face until we get an administration who cares more about this country than they do about pandering to foreign nations who are our enemies.”

    Just one little correction to your speech; We came from EUROPE to create a nation for EUROPEANS. That’s what was meant by Melting Pot, not that all races should meld or that we ought to have 200 languages and cultures to serve, but that no one would be persecuted for their religion (or lack of it), and that Germans could live next to French, English, and Scandinavians, etc., without the wars of religion or kings to force them to kill one another. The Achilles Heel of the entire plan for utopia was SLAVERY.

  • Seneca the Younger

    Comment 8,

    I live near Dearborn and can confirm this. I was still in high school at the time but had friends that went to U of M Dearborn and were on campus at the time of 9/11, The police rushed there in riot gear because muslims were ready to start rioting. There were numerous fights, a parade down Michigan Ave. of muslims cheering, and muslims being picked up by the police because they were walking down streets with AK 47s.

    Even here, locally, 99% of this was covered up. It appeared in a news article the size of a personal ad or a brief 30 second story on the news, never anything major.

    But I heard stories from those that were there and remember the parades and how local muslims thought “the war” had started. Regardless of what happened in NYC, I saw the true nature of “model minorities” as a bonus.

  • Istvan

    4 — Anonymous wrote at 9:00 AM on September 3: Don’t for a minute think that the likes of Auschwitz & Treblinka can’t happen here.

    Actully we will go down the Rhodesia/South Africa route.

  • LA SANTA HERMANDAD

    10 — Anonymous wrote at 10:32 PM on September 3:

    “It’s been known for a long time that the CIA created “Al Qaeda” as a false flag terrorist organization. Yes, they do recruit “useful idiots” to participate in their “terror plots” against our enemies, so as to justify our further military involvement in the Middle East.”

    This is a rather dubious claim, Is there any evidence to support this charge?

  • Anonymous

    14 — Istvan wrote at 11:19 PM on September 5:

    4 — Anonymous wrote at 9:00 AM on September 3: Don’t for a minute think that the likes of Auschwitz & Treblinka can’t happen here.

    Actully we will go down the Rhodesia/South Africa route.

    I disagree. We are still a large segment of the population. SA and Rhodesia had White minorities.

  • Sincerely Concerned

    #7, John E.:

    “Everyone who was involved in 9/11 was a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Saddam Hussein was in no way involved, nor was he working on an atomic bomb.”

    Where are your sources and/or proof?

  • Michael C. Scott

    “Everyone involved in 9/11 was a citizen of Saudi Arabia.”

    Not quite; there was at least one Egyptian and one Labanese among them.

    Saddam’s nuclear ambitions were terminated with the attack by Israeli aircraft on the Osirak reactor (Operation Babylon, June 7, 1981). The reactor itself had been designed by French engineer Yves Girard to be as unsuitable as possible for making bombs.

    The main reasons for attacking Iraq in 2003 appear to be:

    1. All of the 9/11 attackers were Arabs (though not Iraqi), as as the leading Arab troublemaker in the Middle East, Saddam Hussein naturally drew the short straw.

    2. The motivation for the 9/11 attacks was because Al Qaida was angry about the US military presence in Saudi Arabia, a presence that was maintained to counter the threat posed by the Iraqi army. To withdraw from Saudi Arabia, we needed to eliminate the threat. We did so.

    I hope this clears things up.