On the eve of a Justice department investigation of the CIA interrogators who protected America under attack: Terrorists in America map and links (hat tip Armaros)
Today's Canada Press is reporting on terrorists in America. Her analysis is based on a report called 2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment - "don't know if you have seen it - but it is beyond disturbing".
According to a previously disclosed 2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment, prepared by Virginia’s Fusion Center, “Al-Qa’ida, Al-Shabaab, HAMAS, Hizballah, Jama’at al-Tabligh, Jama’at ul Fuqra, Lashkar-e Tayyiba, and the Muslim Brotherhood” are in America. “While most of these groups are known to have individuals that currently live, work, or frequently travel through Virginia, some groups were included… based on world events.”
The 215-page report found, “the most frequently encountered groups” in Virginia “were al-Qa’ida, HAMAS, and Hizballah. Occasionally encountered groups and movements included Sunni Extremists, Jama’at Tabligh, Palestinian Islamic Jihadb , Islamic Jihad Unionc, Muslim Brotherhood, and the Taliban.”
Bush Administration froze assets of large U.S. Muslim charities, including the Holy Land Foundation
Recall, in an effort to clamp down on the financing of terrorist organizations, the Bush Administration froze assets of large U.S. Muslim charities, including the Holy Land Foundation. Last November, the “Holy Land Foundation and five of its former organizers were found guilty of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.” Story here. In contrast, President Obama provided what might be a clue to his approach to combat this threat during his speech in Cairo, when he said: “… in the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious [charitable] obligation. That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.”