Speaking of the fifth column, this is a grossly under-reported story with grave implications.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross has a must read post at The Counterterrorism Blog, the first multi-expert blog dedicated solely to counterterrorism issues, serving as a gateway to the community for policymakers and serious researchers. Designed to provide realtime information about terrorism cases and policy developments.
The investigation of a recent alleged terrorism plot that law enforcement officials say was hatched in a California prison has raised fears about radical Islamic indoctrination in the country's prison system. Law enforcement officials told ABC News that former Oakland gang member Peter Martinez and cellmate Kevin James, both held in the New Folsom State Prison, organized a plot to attack military and Jewish targets in the Los Angeles area this coming September 11. The plot was discovered when former Folsom Prison inmate Levar Washington (who converted to Islam while in prison) and an accomplice were arrested for a string of gas station robberies.
The San Diego Union Tribune explains the concerns that this incident raises about radical Islamic recruiting in the prison system:
The allegations seem to support comments that FBI Director Robert Mueller made to the Senate Intelligence Committee: "Prisons continue to be fertile ground for extremists who exploit both a prisoner's conversion to Islam while still in prison, as well as their socio-economic status and placement in the community upon their release." Fears that Islamic prison groups could foster terrorism have grown since the arrest in 2002 of Jose Padilla, a former Chicago street gang member and former convict who converted to Islam and a few years later allegedly attended an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan. Padilla is in jail, accused of plotting to create a crude radioactive device, or "dirty bomb." Similar concerns were raised after a Muslim chaplain for New York's state prison system was dismissed for allegedly using his position to promote Islamic radicalism. Richard Reid, the British citizen convicted in a failed shoe-bomb attack aboard an American Airlines flight in 2001, reportedly converted to Islam in prison. At least one of the suspects arrested in the July 21 attempted suicide attacks in London reportedly converted to Islam while behind bars.
Thus, I have outlined, at some length, the kind of Islamic literature that has already made its way into the prison system. The current California investigation makes clear that learning more about the process of radical indoctrination in the prisons is imperative;
As if this advocacy of jihad were not enough, many editions of this translation that reached the prisons contained an appendix entitled "The Call to Jihad (Holy Fighting in Allah's Cause) in the Qur'an," by Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Humaid, Saudi Arabia's former chief justice. (Download NQ_945.pdf) That essay is, quite simply, an exhortation to violence. It outlines bin Humaid's case that jihad is obligatory against all non-Muslims. Bin Humaid explains: "Allah revealed . . . the order to discard (all) the obligations (covenants, etc.) and commanded the Muslims to fight against all the Mushrikun as well as against the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) if they do not embrace Islam, till they pay the Jizyah (a tax levied on the non-Muslims who do not embrace Islam and are under the protection of an Islamic government) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued." (Download NQ_947-8.pdf) His essay includes an appeal for the reader to volunteer for jihad: "Jihad is a great deed indeed and there is no deed whose reward or blessing is as that of it, and for this reason, it is the best thing that one can volunteer for. . . . [I]t (Jihad) shows one's patience, one's devotion to Islam, one's remembrance to Allah and there are other kinds of good deeds which are present in Jihad and are not present in any other act of worship." (Download NQ_955.pdf)
But a special dose of hatred is reserved for the Jews. A parenthetical phrase inserted into Surah 2:99 implies a sinister Jewish conspiracy: "And indeed We have sent down to you manifest Ayat (these Verses of the Qur'an which inform in detail about the news of the Jews and their secret intentions, etc.) and none disbelieve in them but Fasiqun (those who rebel against Allah's Command)." (Download NQ_52.pdf)
In my mind this is more frightening than the wildly exposed "border" issue (as serious as that is). THESE TERRORISTS ARE ALREADY HERE AND LEGALLY. READ IT ALL
Put this Counterterrorism Blog on your list of Daily Must Reads...............
I must thank Brigitte Gabriel, American Congress for truth for turning me on to it.