Bearded Savages of the Day number 35
As if to prove that wherever Bearded Savagery sets up shop it causes problems comes this story from the state of California in the United States of America.
An Afghan who was naturalised as a US citizen, and two possible Islamic converts one originally from Mexico and one originally from the Philippines who joined a jihadist group in order to kill Americans overseas have been arrested, the New York Daily News reports.
The NY Daily News said:
“Four men with links to Southern California have been charged with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban to attend terrorist training and engage in “violent jihad” against Americans, the FBI said Monday night.
The group’s alleged ringleader, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, allegedly influenced co-defendants Miguel Santana and Ralph Deleon to convert to “radical and violent Islamic doctrine” in 2010, prosecutors said.
Kabir, a former resident of Pomona, Calif., and naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan, recently traveled to Kabul to arrange the group’s terrorist training, according to a complaint unsealed Monday in federal court in Riverside.
Santana, 21, lives in Upland, Calif., and is a permanent resident who was born in Mexico and has an application for citizenship pending in the U.S.
Deleon, 23, is a permanent resident living in Ontario, Calif., who was born in the Philippines.
The complaint alleges that in January, Deleon “liked” a video posted on Kabir’s Facebook page that “appears to be a prayer for the success of the mujahideen and features various photos including Al-Qa’ida leaders Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, (the) 9/11 attacks, bloodied adults and children, and Islamic fighters.”
The NY News added:
“Prosecutors believe Santana was referring to a fatwa issued by Al Qaeda directing followers to retake control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque located in Jerusalem.
The criminal complaint alleges the men intended to meet in Afghanistan in the near future and initially join “the students,” meaning the Taliban, before joining “the professors,” meaning Al Qaeda.
In September, the group recruited Riverside resident Arifeen Gojali, 21, to join their cause.
The complaint says the defendants discussed the plot among themselves and with a confidential FBI source.
The various conversations detailed their plans to kill American soldiers and others, the complaint states.”
It appears that the ringleader Kabir was apprehended in Afghanistan and the others were caught in the United States.
So there we have it. Yet another terrorist plot that possibly involves converts to Islam. This propensity for converts to Islam to go medieval like this may well be down to the mental calibre of those converting to Islam, after all you’ve got to be a little odd to want to sign up with a 7th century death cult started by a paedophile. OK some people sign up with Islam because they are ignorant of what Islam is, or they’ve been given a load of BS by some Dawa merchant or they are converting for marriage. But to go into Islam, with eyes open, knowing what it is, understanding takes a special level of mental imbalance.
Although we should always keep an eye on what the Bearded Savages are plotting and doing, and report any concerns to the Security Service, an especially close eye should be kept on converts to Islam. Those who choose Islam may be more vulnerable to persuasion by Jihadists looking for operatives because you would have to be more than a little bit of a fraggle to knowingly choose Islam as a life path in the first place.
At least, being the USA, if guilty and convicted, these proto-terrorists will more likely do proper jail time and the courts will not have one hand tied behind their backs by the Human Rights Act which shackles us in the UK from dealing effectively with terrorism, crime and unwanted ponces.
New York Daily News story
Exploding mentally ill convert to Islam explodes nail bomb in Bristol UK restaurant toilet
How many more fraggles are out there like this one who might be suffering from ‘Sudden Jihad Syndrome’?
Middle East Forum article on ‘European Converts to Islamic Terrorism’