Could there be a Colorado connection? I can’t help but to wonder if the latest fires in Colorado, one of the worst in state history and already responsible for multiple deaths and the destruction of hundreds of homes, was deliberately set. I haven’t come across any evidence to suggest this yet, but in light of recent statements by Islamic terror groups this year it wouldn’t surprise me if this was the work of one of the many Islamic terror groups already operating within the United States …
By Brian Blum, Israelity – “Who does this kind of thing? I just don’t get it. Setting fires on purpose.
I was incredibly dismayed to read in yesterday’s Jerusalem Post that there were more than 200 arson attacks in the Jerusalem area in the last two weeks, and that in the past month and a half, there have been some 2,000 fires started due to arson.
To put that into perspective, in an average year, there are about 8,000 fire related incidents.
The largest fire yesterday was in the area of the Ora and Aminadav moshavs, the latter straddling a beautiful forest that was next on our list to hike. That fire was brought under control fairly quickly because the Fire and Rescue Services decided immediately to bring in firefighting planes.
There were also fires in the wadi next to the American Consulate, six small fires near Hebrew University, and another in French Hill.
In the past, arson has been used as a form of nationalist struggle by Palestinians, a form of terror ‘lite,’ in as much as it usually results in property damage but not death (the Carmel Forest fire that has been at the center of the latest Comptroller’s lambasting of the Interior and Finance ministers was apparently started by accident, not arson).
The cause of this latest round of fires around Jerusalem is still not known. Two Jewish teenagers were arrested two weeks ago, but the fires have continued; the police have concluded, logically, that a larger group must be involved.” Read more.
Flashback: Latest Al Qaeda Magazine Calls Upon American Muslims To Launch A ‘Firebomb’ Campaign Inside The US – “The men who launched al Qaeda’s English-language magazine may have died in a U.S. missile strike last fall, but ‘Inspire’ magazine lives on without them — and continues to promote jihadi attacks on Western targets, offering detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs… ‘It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,’ which gives detailed instructions on how to ignite an ‘ember bomb’ in a U.S. forest, recommending Montana because of the rapid population growth in wooded areas. ‘In America, there are more houses built in the [countryside] than in the cities,’ says the writer, who uses the pseudonym The AQ Chef.” Read more.
Flashback: Islamists Prepare for ‘Paradigm Shift’, Declare Jihad Inside America by Setting Forest Fires in Nevada Followed by Possible Attacks ‘Elsewhere’ - “Allah have granted a group of our brothers from the lions of Masadat Al-Mujahidin … to set fire in the forests of Nevada in the Reno region. And we by this great event and paradigm shift declare the following: 1. we declare our full responsibility of setting fire in the Nevada forests in America. 2. we declare widening the area of war and transferring it currently to inside America and soon to elsewhere… ” Read more.
More signs of that mental illness rearing its ugly head again. Yes, let’s all just ignore the fact that the overwhelming majority of terrorism in the world today is committed by the hands of Muslims. Because if we pretend that Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist, then Islamic terror will disappear …
Qur’an Sura 9:123, “O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you …”
Qur’an Sura 9:14, “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace …”
By JIM KOURI, Family Security Matters – “Democrats serving on New York’s City Council are proposing legislation that would create a new position in response to complaints from Muslim groups and left-wing organizations opposed to the current counterterrorism activities of the New York City Police Department.
In response, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg went on record saying he opposes ‘planned legislation to create independent oversight of the New York Police Department.’
Two dozen members of the City Council, which is overwhelmingly Democratic, introduced legislation on Wednesday that would create the position of inspector general who would head a department that possesses subpoena power and broad investigative authority to monitor the 40,000-member NYPD. The measure is supported by Muslim groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the New York Civil Liberties Union.
‘The NYPD is the most regulated department in the entire city,’ Bloomberg said. ‘I think we have enough supervision and oversight. We need to focus on just getting the bad guys off the street and getting the guns out of their hands.’
‘If anyone needs oversight it’s the liberal-left dominated city council. What was historically a citizens group who volunteered their time to help the city and its people has evolved into a full-time career for party hacks and second-rate politicians,’ said an angry former police detective, now working in the court system.
NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey was also condemned by critics who claim it constitutes racial profiling.
Last week, Muslims living in northern New Jersey announced that they had filed a class-action lawsuit against the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of mosques, businesses, universities and other locations as part of its anti-terrorism program.” Read more.
Flashback: Mother of Homegrown NY Jihadist: ‘My Son Was a Normal American Guy … Then He Became a Muslim and He Changed’ – “Sosa said her son’s personality began to change after the then-teenager swapped salsa for Islam about five years ago. ‘My son was a normal American guy,’ she said. ‘He did what young people do. Then he became a Muslim and he changed.’ … When he started reading the Koran in 2001, Sosa wasn’t happy because she’s a Catholic, but she noted that ‘in beginning, he wasn’t a fanatic.’ ‘He prayed and went to the mosque,’ she said. Over time, he stopped writing and listening to salsa music and spent his days praying, reading and sleeping. She said Pimentel’s fierce embrace of Islam — he converted in 2004, according to police — prompted her to move him back to the city from Schenectady in early 2010. ‘I brought him here because I didn’t like the way he was acting,’ she said… The move did not dampen his fervor.” Read more.
If terror-linked Islamist front groups like CAIR and ISNA had their way — fully supported by their leftist enablers and fully empowered by the politically correct ineptitude of the Obama Administration — then this man would still be freely roaming the streets of America …
“NEW YORK: A man suspected of association with al Qaeda has been arrested here and charged with providing material support to the terror network and possessing and using firearms to promote violence.
The indictment of Minh Quang Pham was announced by Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and other security officials.
According to court papers, in December 2010, Pham travelled from Britain to Yemen where he showed up at the principal base of operations for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
While in Yemen, Pham took an oath of allegiance to AQAP, carried an automatic assault rifle, obtained training from the group and helped it prepare online propaganda.
Pham returned to the United Kingdom from Yemen in 2011. Prior to his arrest, Pham was held by British authorities in immigration custody.
If convicted on all counts, Pham would face a maximum sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 40 years.
His nationality has not been announced.
‘The international law enforcement cooperation that led to today’s arrest of Minh Quang Pham, an alleged associate of a terrorist organization committed to killing Americans both here and abroad, underscores our joint commitment to identifying, prosecuting, and punishing those who would do harm to our country and our people,’ Bharara said in a statement.” Source – Dawn.com.
Flashback: New York City Accountant Pleads Guilty To Aiding Al-Qaeda - “A well-traveled certified public accountant from New York pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that he used his technical skills to help al-Qaida. Sabirhan Hasanoff had been arrested in 2010 in Dubai and brought to the United States to face charges of providing material support to the terror network. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his July 23 sentencing. Prosecutors portrayed Hasanoff as a new, more sophisticated breed of homegrown terrorist: He is a dual citizen of the U.S.” Read more.