Terrorist Training Camps in Our Midst: Protected by Political Correctness

“Act like you are his friend. Then kill him.”– Sheik Muburak Gilani, explaining how to kill American infidels The 2006 Justice Department document that exposes 35 terrorist training compounds in the U.S. was marked “Dissemination Restricted to Law Enforcement.” All the copies of Sheik Muburak Gilani’s terrorist training video, “Soldiers of Allah,” had been confiscated and sealed – all of them, except one. That one errant surviving copy landed with the Christian Action Network and became the foundation for the compelling documentary Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.

I often say it is not a question of who is right or wrong but what is right or wrong that counts. The “Soldiers of Allah”/ Jamaat ul-Fuqra is flat out wrong on multiple levels.That the FBI, Homeland Security and other law enforcement knows who and what this group is and has apparently not moved aggressively to shut them down and make arrests is counter-intuitive brain flatulence of epic (and potentially deadly) proportions.

After watching the video twice the obvious question is, where is the mainstream media? This story is what Sixty Minutes, 20/20, and the gaggle of presumptive wannabes is supposed to be all about.Sheik Muburak Gilani can be seen on video saying, “We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America."

If a GOP candidate, talk show gadfly or militia even hinted at the domestic terrorism “Soldiers of Allah” advocates, they would be raided, shut down, tried and jailed quicker than a minnow can swim a dipper. How long did it take to drop chlorine in the Timothy McVey gene pool?

However, despite an abundance of evidence and series of violent crimes, Sheik Gilani appears literally to be getting away with murder. FBI Special Agent Jody Weis said, “What we are witnessing here is kind of a brand-new form of terrorism. These home-grown terrorists can prove to be as dangerous as any known group, if not more so.” Former FBI Director Robert Mueller said, “These home-grown terrorists may prove to be as dangerous as groups like al Qaeda, if not more so.” Sen. Joseph Lieberman said, “We must also work to protect our country against the next attack –terrorism spawned right here among us.” That 2006 Department of Justice report said, “Today, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has more than 35 suspected communes and more than 3,000 members spread across the United States, all in support of one goal: the purification of Islam through violence."

The documented list of this group's violence screams out for action. So why is law enforcement sitting on their hands?

George Santayana is often quoted as having said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Six years ago I wrote about Peter Lance’s gripping series of books. In the wake of interviews with scores of central figures and hundreds of pages of declassified documents, Lance uncovered startling evidence of FBI negligence that even a joint congressional committee either missed or ignored. His revelations can be read in 1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI – The Untold Story.

It is a tragedy to not know what we don't know. To know what we know and not do anything about it exceeds mere malfeasance.

Sheik Gilani's "soldiers have been actively engaging in domestic terrorism" since 1979 and reportedly continue to this day.

While hiding in plain view in 35 states and responsible for some 50 terrorist attacks on American soil linked to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, the obvious question is: what is law enforcement waiting for?

I was once attacked by CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) over something I said (on WMAL in Washington D.C.). Basically, I observed that the Koran allows Muslims to lie to unbelievers. That’s kinda sorta like what Sheik Gilani said: "Act like you are his friend. Then kill him."

Robert Spencer (from Jihad Watch) noted in a FrontPage Magazine article, "Yet even as it complained about Metcalf's statement, CAIR's press release attacking Metcalf doesn't say what Metcalf said was false. Why not? Because it's true." Duh!

"the truth,” Ann Coulter has observed, "is the truth whether we like it or not."

The allegations in the referenced documentary are serious as a heart attack…and potentially more deadly.

At an absolute minimum, the Foggy Bottom Bureaucrats should add Jamaat ul Fuqra to the State Department's Foreign Terrorist Organization Watch List, thereby shutting down the domestic terrorist camps in the U.S. run by ul-Fuqra's front group, Muslims of America.

FamilySecurity Matters.org Contributing Editor Geoff Metcalf, a former Green Beret and retired Army officer, is a nationally syndicated author and major market radio show host. E-mail Geoff at geoff@geoffmetcalf.com.