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The terror threat within U.S. military

How long will it take for the U.S. military to prepare itself for terror attacks from within?

That’s a question that should be on the minds of policymakers in Washington after the slaughter of 12 civilians at a U.S. Navy installation in the heart of Washington.

But it probably isn’t.

After all, there was no al-Qaida connection, right? There was no jihadist link to the Navy Yard attack, right?

Apparently not. But was the Navy prepared for one?

Was the Army prepared for the attack on Fort Hood by Maj. Nidal Hasan in 2010?

Did you know that wasn’t the first attack planned by jihadists on Fort Hood? Muslim Pfc. Naser Abdo was arrested in 2011 with a backpack full of explosives. He reportedly admitted planning a terror attack on Fort Hood soldiers. In previous media profiles.

Do you remember that a Muslim-American soldier launched a grenade attack on his fellow soldiers in Kuwait in 2003, killing one and injuring 15 others?

These are just a few of similar attacks within the U.S. military conducted by jihadists, which begs the question: Why wasn’t the Navy Yard more prepared?

It begs another question: How unprepared are other U.S. military installations – civilian or non-civilian – for future attacks?

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It begs a third question that no one else will dare ask: Isn’t it time to reconsider the way the U.S. military’s Muslim chaplain program is run?

What do I mean?

The U.S. military’s Muslim chaplain program was founded by a terror-supporting convict while the Army’s first Islamic chaplain, who is still serving, has been associated with a charity widely accused of serving as an al-Qaida front, WND reported in 2010. Nothing has changed since.

There’s an old Arabic proverb about letting the nose of the camel into your tent. This is just what the U.S. military has done to U.S. soldiers – though this enemy is far more dangerous than a camel.

In media profiles, Abdo, a convert to Islam, described becoming more religious after he signed up for the Army. Gee, I wonder how that happened.

The military’s Muslim chaplain program was founded in 1993. It was guided by Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, an Islamic cleric who served as an Islamic adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Al-Amoudi currently is serving a 23-year sentence for illegal terrorism-related financial transactions with the Libyan government and for his alleged role in a Libyan conspiracy to assassinate then-Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.

Al-Amoudi was described as an “expert in the art of deception” in a report by Newsweek journalists Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff. The Newsweek article noted Al-Amoudi espoused moderate, pro-American views while lobbying for Muslim causes in the U.S., but then he expressed support for Hamas and Hezbollah at an Islamist rally.

Al-Amoudi founded the American Muslim Council, a lobbying group to advocate on behalf of Muslims in the United States, in 1990. He also co-founded the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council, which worked with the U.S. government to establish the Army’s Muslim chaplain program. Al-Amoudi reportedly handpicked the army’s first Islamic chaplain, Imam Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad. Al-Amoudi was instrumental in selecting several other of the military’s six Islamic chaplains.

A closer look at current Muslim chaplains is in order. Muhammad was recommended for appointment by Al-Amoudi’s American Islamic Council. Indeed, Al-Amoudi attended Muhammad’s swearing-in ceremony just as he was present for the 1996 swearing-in of the military’s second Muslim chaplain, Lt. JG Monje Malak Abd al-Muta Ali Noel Jr. Each Muslim chaplain must first be endorsed by an official Islamic agency. Muhammad’s endorsing agency reportedly was the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA. The ISNA subsequently became an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas. ISNA has deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Muhammad is a convert to Islam. In 1974 he joined the Lost-Found Nation of Islam, a black Muslim group that espoused racial separatism and Black Nationalism. Muhammad later said he did not fully subscribe to the radical group’s philosophy, but was attracted by what he said was the organization’s emphasis on personal responsibility and self-help.

In a 1993 interview, Muhammad detailed his association with the Muslim World League, or MWL, a Saudi-funded Muslim charity accused of terrorism financing and ties to al-Qaida. During the period of Muhammad’s association with the MWL, the group spawned multiple Muslim charities that were alleged fronts for al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden.

Do I need to continue?

The record is startlingly clear: The U.S. military’s Muslim chaplain program is a breeding ground for jihadism.

We now also know security at U.S. military installations is shockingly non-existent – even after other multiple massacres of unarmed and disarmed personnel.

All of this for U.S. military installations that are designed to protect the rest of us!

It’s nothing short of insanity.


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