They’re still trying to kill us: the DC subway plot

October 28, 2010

Big Peace has an article on the recent arrest of an American  Muslim for planning to plant bombs on the Washington DC subway system and it connections to a wider al Qaeda plan to use American citizens or residents for domestic terrorism:

Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, Va., was indicted Wednesday for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility, and attempting to provide material support to help carry out multiple bombings in the D.C. Metro subway system.

Ahmed’s arrest follows that of Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, arrested Tuesday in Hawaii for lying about a failed attempt to go to Pakistan and join the Taliban. Shehadeh said he was planning to travel to Pakistan to wage jihad, but after that plan failed he tried to join the U.S. Army. According to the indictment, Shehadeh said that in the Army he “would be provided with training, transportation and a weapon” that would help him attack Americans.

Ahmed and Shehadeh are considered to be part of a wider plan by U.S. citizens or residents hoping to serve elements of the Taliban and al-Qaida to conduct terrorist attacks throughout the country, a federal law enforcement official told IPT News.

The article goes on to detail Ahmed’s plot and, more disturbingly, the growing signs from around the world of an effort underway: in this case, the increased chatter from various terrorist “spokesmen,” such as American traitor Adam Gadahn, that often proceeds an attempt at jihad.

This is a good reminder that our real enemies are not our political foes, no matter how much they anger us, but the genuinely malevolent men of al Qaeda and its allied groups, who’ve chosen to wage jihad fi sabil Allah, with us as their target.

In other words, they’re still trying to kill us.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Home-grown jihadis, made in the USA

November 1, 2009

It’s not just foreign jihadis trying to attack America. No, lunatics born and bred here are taking up the sword of Islam to wage war against the West. The Long War Journal reviews recent developments:

In recent months, the US has experienced an alarming rise in jihadist activity. In the last two months alone, five terror plots have been foiled by the FBI, and there have been dozens of other arrests for various related crimes, such as providing material support for terrorists. The plots have been directed at targets at home and abroad, both civilian and military. The arrests clearly demonstrate the potential for al Qaeda and other extremist groups to recruit and carry out attacks in the US.

The extent of influence by al Qaeda and allied groups is evident in their ability to convince potential terrorists in other countries to come to the US with the intention of carrying out attacks; it is also shown by the capacity of these groups to indoctrinate US citizens and nationals. The case of Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan national accused of plotting attacks in the US, stands out in what has been described as the biggest plot against America since 9/11. Listed below are the incidents that have occurred so far in 2009.

Be sure to read the linked article to get the whole depressing picture.

They’re still trying to kill us.