ICC Note: This has been exposed before but receives too little attention. The root problem is the Saudis using their oil dollars to build mosques and buy clerics the world over. These mosques and clerics then espouse hatred and violence. This same pattern was responsible for literally thousands of deaths in Indonesia alone fro 1998-2003.
Private undercover team exposes nationwide network of radical, anti-U.S. Islamic centers
Hundreds of Islamic centers in the United States have become a hot-bed of extremist activity; they promote violence, terrorism and hatred against America .
Our initial investigation has concluded there are between 400 to 500 radical Islamic centers in the U.S. , said David Gaubatz, the director of counterintelligence and counterterrorism for the Society of Americans for National Existence. In those places, they preach an extreme version of Islam that says America and the West is the enemy. They espouse violence, hatred and the need for terrorism.
Gaubatz is a former senior U.S. intelligence official, who now works for the Mapping Sharia in America Project (www.mappingsharia.com), which is supported by SANE, a national non-profit group devoted to investigating the 2,300 Islamic centers in the U.S. for extremist activity.
Gaubatz and his investigators are currently active and will soon form a team of about 12. They pose as people interested in converting to Islam or who are current Muslims. Their goal is to infiltrate mosques and Muslim centers. Recently, he and his team penetrated the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, located in Falls Church , Virginia , a suburb of Washington , D.C.
Gaubatz said that he met the two primary clerics at Dar Al-Hijrah, Imam Shaker Elsayed and Imam Johari Abdulmalik. Both men have been trained in Saudi Arabia . He says another key individual is Yusef Estes, an informal senior leader at the center and an internationally influential Muslim scholar who was trained in Saudi Arabia .
They put me through the process of learning their faith and ideology, Gaubatz said. They felt close to me and they gave me literature and CDs. They told me to study. The literature is very Jihad Qital.
He said that the Islamic center has deep ties to Saudi Arabia and espouses Wahhabism, a virulent and puritanical version of Islam.
Many members of the mosque provided me literature to study. Most of the literature they gave me was from Saudi Arabia , he said. Their literature preaches that America and the West are decadent and evil, and that Muslims have a moral duty to engage in violence against the infidels.
Gaubatz says that Dar Al-Hijrah and other radical Islamic centers in the U.S. are funded by Saudi Arabia, which is the primary sponsor of the Wahhabist brand of Islam.
Theyre branching out and teaching the Jihadist ideology in small towns across America , especially in rural areas in places like Virginia , North Carolina and South Carolina , Gaubatz said.
He says that a terrorist atrocity on U.S. soil similar to what happened on 9/11 is inevitable unless Americans take decisive measures.
If we let our guard down, another 9/11maybe even something worseis going to happen again, he said. We need to be proactive rather than reactive.
Gaubatz says that his investigative team is composed of individuals of various faiths, whose goal is to protect the American homeland from Islamic extremism.
We have a team consisting of Christians, Jews and Muslimsthere are several Muslims, in fact, on our teamwho go undercover and try to penetrate radical mosques in this country, he said. This is not about being anti-Muslim. It is about being anti-extremism, anti-Jihadism and anti-terrorism.
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