Not in report nor any of the media propaganda about the report: All those convicted are Muslim.
They’re college-educated, have jobs and were born and raised here. A new study finds the terrorist threat is increasingly in our own backyard.
In 1997, a Sudanese man named Jamal Ahmed al-Fadl became the first person to plead guilty in the United States to offenses related to being part of al Qaeda. Between al-Fadl’s conviction and the end of 2011, 170 other individuals have been convicted by American courts or military commissions for committing crimes on behalf of, or inspired by, the organization responsible for the 9-11 attacks.
A new study finds that a majority of these operatives were American citizens. Nearly a quarter were converts to Islam. More than half had completed some form of college course work.
Some of the names are well known, such as John Walker Lindh, the American who was found by U.S. troops in 2001 to be fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Others are described as al Qaeda aspirants, and were arrested and convicted of plotting terrorist acts after an informant or undercover FBI officer lured them into a sting.
While several organizations have examined the trend of Americans joining al Qaeda, the new study from the Henry Jackson Society, a right-leaning think tank in London, goes into specific biographical and demographic detail on the individuals themselves.
The study is especially timely this month as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has demanded President Obama release Justice Department legal memos spelling out his authority to kill U.S. citizens who have joined al Qaeda overseas.
Timely indeed? As in meant to scare any Americans who still believe they should be giving up their liberties in the name of fighting terrorism? al Qaeda is Barrack Hussein Obama’s favorite bogeyman and he uses it every time his
impeachable offenses domestic policies are only supported by a failed media.
As for who joins al Qaeda, the report says there aren’t many advance signs. “There needs to be an acknowledgement that the threat can come from any region of the country, from any background or educational status,” said the report’s main author, Robin Simcox. “There is no classic profile for the home grown al Qaeda threat in the United States, the key here is to look at the spread of ideology and not profile for education, race or social status.”
What about religion? Do all so-called think tanks have their heads up their asses? How many non-Muslims scream Allah Akbar and wave the flag of jihad?
Mike Hayden, the last CIA director under George W. Bush and the author of a preface to the new study, compared it to a baseball encyclopedia. “The way I would view this, this is not about targeting Americans or American groups, this is about being aware that Americans and American groups are being targeted by al Qaeda for recruitment,” he said.
Fox News covered this report and Brett Baer says to look in the mirror if you want to see an accurate image of an al Qaeda terrorist.
A fine example of why Fox News has about as much credibility as the other major propaganda outlets and routinely hosts terror-linked CAIR. Fox’s “since November 30th” data reads an awful lot like Creeping Sharia’s post from December 2012, Arrests, convictions and plots by Muslims in U.S…since November 1, 2012.
The report does state blacks and Saudi’s are the top American al Qaeda terrorists. Al-Qaeda in the United States – A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offenses
(note on the report title – if they only looked at “al Qaeda terrorism” and ignored all other Islamic terrorism it’s note a complete analysis)