I receive periodic updates from Craig, a reader in law enforcement. I thought I would share this recent communique with you.
I talked with my old jail Commander at the Sheriffs Office the other day. We were discussing radical Islam and he said, "Practically everyone in the jail these days are Muslim or get converted." I worked in the jail in booking back in 2003. Then, the only Muslims who came into the jail were federal prisoners. (Many jails have contracts with the Federal Government to house federal prisoners awaiting trail.) Everyone single one I booked in was aggressive, demanding, and arrogant. They had Korans the size of telephone books, and got very agitated when I told them they could not take them back to the housing unit.
That so much has changed even in a small county jail like that are true indicators of how fast this movement is spreading. I went on the ISLAMIC FINDER website a few weeks ago to document Muslim owned businesses,schools, and Masjids in N.C. I was surprised when it was completed. I had over nine pages with some or all of the Muslim influences listed above in over 75 cities in North Carolina, stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast. Several small towns on the East Coast I was a police officer at while attending college even have mosques now. Asheboro, the county seat isn't a very big town-maybe 35,000 people-but there were two listings for Masjids. One turned out to be a large field which I presume they are going to build a mosque on. The other is a residence in an ordinary neighborhood-no sign saying, ISLAMIC CENTER OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA like it's listed at the courthouse.
I've gotten some tips from friends who are investigators and will be visiting both city hall and the courthouse to assemble as much information as I can. The computer record shows the ICCNC to be a tax exempt organization-I'm not sure why? They have no listing on the phone book, no sign saying it's a religious center in the yard and no website-just lots of vehicles and about five middle eastern young men standing around when I cruised by the other day in an effort to check out the two addresses. One waved in a friendly manner-the others just scowled.
A former Air Force Officer is going on a "50 Mosques in 50 States" tour to evaluate the presence of radical Islam. The one he picked in my state, Raleigh, (one of about seven) he found radical. (One of his duties was to evaluate threats against the United States in the Middle East) He rated the threat to North Carolina and the U.S. as high, and filed a sworn affidavit with the State Bureau of Investigation, which is the highest law enforcement authority in the state.
Not sure how much good it will do, but I'm writing the Governor, Head of Public Safety, congressional sources, etc and making sure they are aware of this threat.