Shelbyville (Bedford Co.) Emergency Management Agency gets briefed about radical Islamic agenda in US

Boy, it seems like little Shelbyville, TN is the center of the universe these days on issues involving immigrants and now potential terrorist activity.    Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying there are terrorists in Shelbyville only that the town seems to be forward-thinking in learning how to defend against subversive activity.  From the Shelbyville Times-Gazette:

A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States.

During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas of life.

Guandolo worked in the FBI since 1996, including nine years as a member of its SWAT team. After 9/11, he worked in the Bureau’s Washington Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division, developing expertise concerning Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood organizations and the Islamic movement in the U.S.

He now works with Stephen Coughlin, former Islamic Expert for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to advise leaders at the federal level and also brief local law enforcement about the Islamic threat at home.

Coughlin was fired from his position with the Joint Chiefs following a report revealing opposition to his work by officials within the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, according to a Washington Times report dated Jan. 4, 2008.

Coughlin had run afoul of a key aide to England, Hasham Islam, who accused him of being a Christian zealot or extremist “with a pen,” according to defense officials, the report states.

Learn more about Coughlin’s story at American Thinker here.   Back to Shelbyville:

Every major Muslim organization is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, the former FBI agent said, which he said was formed to overthrow America and establish Islamic law.

Guandolo goes on to warn that much of our defense will depend on local law enforcement and others at the local level.  He said you can’t count on Washington.

“The solution to this is you,” Guandolo said. “If you are looking to DHS, the FBI and Congress to solve this … you’re going to be woefully disappointed.”

He said that FBI agents in the field “are working good cases,” but that the FBI leadership “is unwilling to do what the agents are asking them to do, which is to pony up and use some courage and start stepping on these people.”

“This is political subversion, this is an insurgency in the United States,” he said of the Islamic movement. “Insurgency is thwarted at the local level and the tip of the spear is local police.”

Meeting participants also viewed the film, “Homegrown Jihad…” that we discussed here last week.

Also presented was a viewing of the documentary “Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.”, produced by the group Christian Action Network (CAN).


The terror group is called Jamaat ul-Fuqra, but is known in America as Muslims of America, which CAN alleges is a front organization for Pakistani Islamic cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani.

CAN asserts that one of these compounds is near Dover, in rural Stewart County. The site was the subject of a 2002 Tennessean article about the small Muslim community.

Be sure to read the whole article, there is a lot more information you should know about.

By the way, if anyone is interested in getting a briefing for your town, I’ll see if I can get the information for you.

Minneapolis Somali: 500 Somali youths have gone to fight Jihad

The Jerusalem Post is reporting today that possibly 500 or more American Somalis have gone to join the terrorist group al-Shabaab in Somalia.   Hat tip:  Jerry Gordon.   The highest number we’ve heard so far is 40 and federal officials have been consistently saying 20 are missing.

Abdinur Hussein, a Somali national who lives in Minnesota, the state with the largest Somali community in the U.S., believes that more than 500 youths might have gone to Somalia to fight alongside Islamist rebels.

Besides this new and shocking figure, the story interested me because it implies that all the missing are “children.”  In fact it uses the world ‘children’ 23 times in the course of the article to make sure we get the message.  The one Minneapolis Somali we know that did go to Somalia and blow himself up was 27 years old, hardly a “kid.”

The Jerusalem Post begins with this improbable story:

“I had returned from work and asked my other children where my son Mohamed Yasin was; but they said they hadn’t seen him all day,” Abdi says.

She reported the 14-year-old boy to the police as missing, but they could not find him. 

After 10 days she gave up looking for him. One day, she says, a young boy called their phone from Somalia, saying, “Mum, it’s your son Mohamed; I came to Mogadishu to fight against the enemies of Somalia.”

She just gave up looking for him after 10 days?  Oh come on, unless its some cultural thing (ha ha), every mother I know would be moving heaven and earth to find her child.  The story continues:

He hung up the phone without saying another word.

She says she was upset that her child went to the anarchic country and took up a gun to fight.

So, did her caller ID register Mogadishu?   How does she know where he was calling from?  

Then this!  It’s all our fault, our US security,  for letting her little boy leave the country on a plane.

“The only thing I am expecting now is for him to die,” she says tearfully.

Abdi blames the U.S. federal police for her young boy’s disappearance – according to her, it is because of lack of good safeguards at airports.

“How can a very young boy be allowed to fly on a plane? The police are irresponsible,” she says.

Maybe Mom’s irresponsible for not keeping a better eye on her son and monitoring who he is spending time with!   Besides, she would have had to approve a passport.

I’m going out on a limb here and suggest all these “children” have not left the country. I even think we are being mislead for some reason, but why?

Part III: Refugee Council USA tells Obama we need to resettle 45,000 Iraqis this year

I’ve been telling you about the briefing book prepared by the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) for Obama and the 111th Congress.   (See Part I and Part II)

Today I’m writing about the section (page 6) entitled:  Iraqi Humanitarian and Displacement Crisis. 

Right off the bat, I’m ticked off.  They define the problem with this first sentence:  “Millions of Iraqis have been violently displaced and made vulnerable since the 2003 war.”   But, they never tell you that many of these same groups that make up RCUSA were coping with possibly hundreds of thousands of refugees from Iraq BEFORE the war because of Saddam Hussein’s policies.    But, telling us that some of these refugees have been refugees earlier than 2003 does not suit their political agenda!

They go on to recommend that we resettle 45,000 Iraqis in the next 12 months.

Then here is something we have been warning about for some time.  There are Palestinian refugees in camps along the border between Iraq and Syria that no Muslim country will resettle.  The pressure is on for us to take the Palestinians.  Here is the recommendation from this group:

Create a priority two processing category to resettle Palestinians forced out of their homes in Iraq and particularly those languishing in camps near the Syrian border.

These Palestinians are refugees because they are persecuted by their fellow Muslims.  There is however no special treatment recommended for Christian Iraqis being persecuted by Muslims.

Obviously refugee lobbying groups are not on the same page.   Here is a roundup of Iraqi refugee resettlement wishlists:

Refugees International wants 105,500.

Obama’s friends at the Center for American Progress will only be happy with an airlift of  100,000.

And, Human Rights First wants a paltry 60,000 over two years.

Meanwhile there are no jobs for Iraqi refugees, or most other refugees either.

Cool graphic: Where have all the resettled Iraqis gone?

I missed this back in December, it’s a very useful graphic at the Baltimore Sun showing where the 15,000 Iraqis we have brought to the US have been resettled.  Check it out here.    Note that the top resettlement states for Iraqis are California, Michigan, Arizona, Texas and Illinois.

No Iraqis were resettled in Montana and Wyoming (possibly other small states in the east as well, it’s just that the graphic is not clear).     This reminds me.  Montana takes only a handful of refugees while Wyoming has completely opted out of the refugee resettlement program.  I have been trying to find out for over a year how Wyoming got out, but no one will tell me.  Apparently a state can get out!

We are told over and over again  that refugees are resettled where there is the best chance for them to find work and become independent.   That is not true.  They are resettled in a willy-nilly fashion by the non-profit government contractors depending on where they have offices that need to keep government funds coming in.

Look at this list of states experiencing the highest unemployment rates and note that many are also the states where the Iraqis are being resettled.   California and Michigan are in the top 4 states with the most unemployment and they are the top two Iraqi refugee resettlement states.  Now does that make any sense?

Just a reminder we have written about Iraqi refugees who cannot find work and are unhappy enough to make it into a news story, these are the states we have identified where recent Iraqi arrivals are not finding jobs.  No correlation it seems between the states with the worst unemployment figures—there are just no jobs anywhere for refugees:

The fifteen states we have written about so far that have no jobs for Iraqi refugees are Arizona, Maryland, New Hampshire,Virginia, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Idaho, Connecticut, New Mexico, California, North Carolina, Utah and Washington.

And yet the refugee pushers(!) are asking for as many as a 100,000 Iraqis to be resettled this fiscal year (summary here).  But, now that Obama has opened the welfare spigot in the bailout bill, I guess the sky is the limit.

Endnote:  I wonder if anyone has correlated the immigrant numbers in a state with the state’s economic distress.   We know for instance that California has huge immigrant numbers and is also the state in the most dire economic situation.  Does anyone know if there is such a study?

British ‘team’ headed to Gitmo to retrieve their terrorist

Thanks to the blog, Lockandload, for posting this story that appeared in the Daily Mail last week.   A British Ethiopian refugee has been held at Guantanamo Bay, captured in Afghanistan, and now a British team, including a doctor, have flown to Gitmo to see how soon they can bring the suspected terrorist home to the UK.  Mr. Mohamed has been on a hunger strike.

A team of UK officials were today travelling to Guantanamo Bay to visit British detainee Binyam Mohamed and make preparations for his expected release.

The team, who left Miami Airport today en route to the US prison camp on Cuba, include a doctor who will assess Mr Mohamed’s condition, the Foreign Office said.

Legal representatives of the Ethiopian-born detainee, who has refugee status in the UK, hope that he will be cleared for release and return to Britain within days by a review ordered by President Barack Obama.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘A team of British officials have left Miami airport today to visit Mr Binyam Mohamed in Guantanamo Bay.

As soon as he is eating again, they will send a plane for him.  Any bets on how soon he will return to the Jihad?