“This Man – known TERRORIST, known MURDERER, ANTI-AMERICAN is honored with a road sign in Charlotte County, Virginia”
Distributed from the air by Christian Action Network.
What’s in a name. When Pakistani Daood Gilani changed his name to David Coleman Headley he wanted a name that would disguise his real self, his real motives and his real calling to destroy and kill innocent people. A name that would make him seem to be a nice Jewish guy who was interested in his Jewish heritage and religion.
The reality is that Jews were his target. He plotted to kill Jews and pretended to be a Jew to infiltrate and destroy Jews. To kill them because they were Jews.
I am curious about Headley’s real name, Gilani. The head of an Islamic group, Jamaat ul Fuqra, that is right here in the United States, is another Pakistani named Gilani, Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani, who heads his operations from Pakistan and shares the Gilani name with Daood Gilani aka David Coleman Headley.
Here is an article about Headley:
Was Chicago Terror Suspect Plotting Attack On Jews?
By Chuck Goudie
December 4, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — It must have seemed odd to FBI agents that Chicago terror suspect David Coleman Headley carried a book with him called How to Pray like a Jew. Mr. Headley isn’t Jewish. He is an Islamic fundamentalist.
Headley, a Pakistani native whose birth name was Daood Gilani before he changed it, was using the book of Jewish prayer tips as part of an elaborate cover, according to federal authorities.
Now, the reason for the alleged cover may be surfacing
Headley is under investigation by India’s counterpart to the FBI in connection with a plot to attack Israeli tourists, according to a report Friday in the Times of India newspaper:
“The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is said to be looking at newly obtained leads that the Chicago businessman had conducted surveillance on a popular Israeli tourist site in the city of Pushkar. The Times report states that Headley scouted “the Bed-chabad — the prayer hall of the Jews — where hundreds of them gather every evening for routine prayers.”
More than 200 NIA agents have spread out across the south Asian country attempting to track Headley’s travels the past few years.
Headley and another Chicago businessman, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, are currently facing federal charges in Chicago alleging they were planning to attack a Danish newspaper that employed a controversial cartoonist.
Since Headley and Rana’s arrests by the FBI and U.S. Homeland Security agents in October, they have also been linked to a wave of terror attacks on targets in Mumbai, India. The fiery November 2008 siege by a Pakistani terror cell, resulted in 175 deaths.
The apparent targeting of a Jewish prayer site is the third plot to which Headley has been publicly connected.
Calls and e-mails sent by Headley from Pushkar cyber-cafes are being investigated by the special NIA team, who reportedly searched log-books of almost all the cyber cafes in Pushkar and even questioned a barber Headley had visited.
”So far, we have confirmed inputs that Headley stayed in Pushkar and was monitoring his operations from here,” an NIA team member told the Times. The team said Headley stayed at the Hotel Oasis on March 11 and 12, 2009.
According to an investigator quoted in the newspaper report: ”The hotel staff has confirmed that he had taken a room facing the road where the Jewish prayer hall is located.
We’re going to suggest that the security around the Jewish prayer hall be beefed up. There is a strong possibility that Headley oversaw the place to execute a terror attack in the future.”
Indian authorities have obtained copies of Headley’s passport and Visa records that were kept by hotels where he allegedly stayed. Hotel managers are said to have identified Headley, 49, from sketches.
The first details of Headley’s purported Pakistani terror connections emerged when the FBI arrested him in Chicago on October 3 and filed an affidavit in a federal court.
Headley is the son of a Pakistani diplomat and an American woman. He went to cadet college in Pakistan before moving to Chicago when he was 16. In 1997, he was jailed for more than a year after trying to smuggle heroin into the US, according to court documents.
Despite his drug conviction, by simply changing his name in 2006 to Headley he stayed under the radar on at least nine visits to India during the last three years.
It was only after a pattern developed that the FBI appears to have placed him under surveillance, charting Headley’s frequent movements between India, Pakistan, Gulf nations and the European continent.
American authorities notified Indian law enforcement after intercepting an e-mail in which Mr. Headley’s alleged terror cell handler appears to give him a coded message suggesting an attack on India.
“I need to see you for some new investment plans,” the FBI affidavit quotes the handler as saying.
Federal prosecutors in Chicago say that Headley worked with Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami, a Pakistan militant group, and Lashkar e-Taiba , the Pakistan group blamed for last year’s Mumbai attacks. The document also outlines claims that he was involved in the “Mickey Mouse Project” — a plan to attack Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper whose cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 infuriated Muslims across the world.
Federal court records here also state that Headley and an apparent accomplice visited India several times between 2006 and 2009, and appear to have discussed attacking Indian targets as recently as September this year.
Indian investigators quoted overseas say they are now examining whether Mr. Headley may be the “missing link” in the Mumbai attacks between November 26 and 29 last year. They are also investigating claims that he may have planned attacks this year on targets including the National Defence College in Delhi, the private Doon School in Dehradun, northern India, or even a nuclear facility.
The oddest aspect of the Headley case is that unlike other militant suspects, he is middle-aged, speaks fluent English, and lives in Chicago.
FBI agents say that Headley began working with Tahawwur Rana, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin who studied at the same cadet college, and who was also arrested in the US last month.
The connection? Mr. Rana’s Chicago immigration agency in Chicago helped to arrange Headley’s trips and provide his cover story, according to the FBI.
Rana, 48, is being held at the MCC in Chicago pending a decision on whether bond should be set in the case. He has a court date in mid-December.
Headley’s latest court appearance in Chicago was cancelled and no new date has been set. That has lead to speculation that he may be cooperating with federal authorities in their Chicago to Denmark to India terrorism investigation.
(Copyright ©2009 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
Link to article
Daood Gilani is Headley’s real last name and is the same as Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani, Founder of Jamaat ul-Fuqra and the head of Jamaat ul Fuqra. What is Jamaat ul Fuqra?
Here is an article telling about Jamaat ul-Fuqra:
In The Belly of The Beast: Jamaat ul-Fuqra
by Paul L. Williams, PHD
14 Aug 2007
Originally Published: The New Media Journal
“Jamaat ul-Fuqra may be the best positioned group to launch an attack on the United States, or, more likely, help al-Qaeda to do so.” – Center for Policing Terrorism
“We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil and its roots and its roots are America.” – Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani, Founder of Jamaat ul-Fuqra
Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization with headquarters in Pakistan, has established over 45 compounds in rural areas throughout America. The compounds are providing paramilitary training to new recruits for the great jihad against the USA under the not-so-watchful eye of federal law enforcement officials. Most of the recruits are African Americans who converted to Islam while doing hard time in federal prison.
These compounds, which contain firing ranges and obstacle courses, are located at such places as Hancock, New York; Hyattsville, Maryland; Falls Church, Virginia; York, South Carolina; Dover, Tennessee; Buena Vista, Colorado; Talihina, Oklahoma; Tulane Country, California; and Squaw Valley, California. Multiple compounds have been established on the rural outskirts of Macon, Georgia and Red House, Virginia. Several of these sites contain landing strips and elaborate networks of underground bunkers. The group has also set up basic training camps throughout Canada, including two near Toronto.
Under the name of “The Muslims of the Americas,” a so-called “charitable institution, ul-Fuqra maintains offices in Tallahassee, Florida; Binghamton, New York; Springfield, Massachusetts; Dover, Delaware; and Roanoke, Virginia.
A three-month investigation into the organization has uncovered the following:
▪ Jamaat ul-Fuqra has close ties to al-Qaeda. In December 1993, Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani, the founder of ul-Fuqra, was an honored guest at an international gathering of Islamic terrorists at the residence of Hassan al-Turabi in Khartoum. At the gathering, Sheikh Gilani and Osama bin Laden were caught on film chanting, “Down, down with the USA!” “Down, down with the CIA,” and “Death to the Jews.” The film now remains in the “Alec File” – the CIA dossier on bin Laden.
▪ Members of the group have been arrested for trafficking in firearms, including AK-47s. A recent report prepared by the Center for Policing Terrorism maintains that Jamaat ul-Fuqra “may be the best positioned group to launch an attack on the United States, or, more likely, help al-Qaeda to do so.”
▪ Since the time of its establishment at a radical mosque in Brooklyn, New York, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been responsible for more terror attacks on America soil (30 and counting) than all the other terrorist groups combined. It has spawned and sponsored assassinations, kidnappings, mass murder, grand theft and fraud.
▪ Some noted associates of Jamaat ul-Fuqra include Richard Reid, the Shoe bomber and John Allen Muhammed, the Beltway sniper.
▪ Members of the group, including Clement Rodney Hampton-El took part in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Others, such as Zacarias Moussaowi and Melvin Lattimore, played key roles in the attacks of 9/11.
▪ Despite ul-Fuqra’s criminal history, Sheikh Gilani’s band of jihadi henchmen remains to be placed on the official US Terror Watch List; and the branches of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, including the Muslims of the Americas, continue to operate, flourish, and expand as legitimate nonprofit, tax-deductible charities without interference from the FBI, the IRS, and Homeland Security.
Welcome to Islamberg
The first ul-Fuqra compound was established at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains between the quaint little villages of Deposit and Hancock, New York in 1984.
The 70 acre complex, the NewsMax team of investigators discovered, is surrounded with “No trespassing” signs; the rocky terrain is infested with rattlesnakes; and the woods are home to black bears, coyotes, and a few bobcats.
The main road into the compound – dubbed Muslim Lane – unpaved and marred by deep crevices that have been created by torrential downpours.
A sentry post has been established at the base of the hill.
The sentry, at the time of this visit, is an African American dressed in Islamic garb – a skull cap, a prayer shawl, and a loose fitting shalwat kameez. He instructs us to turn around and leave. “Our community is not open to visitors,” he says.
Behind the sentry and across a small stream stand dozens of inhabitants of the compound – the men wearing skull caps and loose fitting tunics, the women in full burqa. They appear ready to deal with any unauthorized intruders.
The hillside is blighted by rusty trailers that appear to be without power or running water and a number of outhouses. The scent of raw sewage is in the air.
The place is even off limits to the local undertaker who says that he has delivered bodies to the complex but has never been granted entrance. “They come and take the bodies from my hearse. They won’t allow me to get past the sentry post. They say that they want to prepare the bodies for burial. But I never get the bodies back. I don’t know what’s going on there but I don’t think it’s legal.”
On the other side of the hill where few dare to go is a tiny village replete with a make-shift learning center (dubbed the “International Quranic Open University”); a trailer converted into a Laundromat; a small, green community center; a small and rather squalid grocery store; a newly constructed majid; over forty clapboard homes; and scores of additional trailers.
It is home to hundreds – all in Islamic attire, and all African-Americans. Most drive late model SUVs with license plates from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The locals say that some work as tollbooth operators for the New York State Thruway, while others are employed at a credit card processing center that maintains confidential financial records.
While buzzing with activity during the week, the place becomes a virtual hive on weekends. The guest includes arrivals from the inner cities of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and, occasionally, white-robed dignitaries in Ray-Bans from the Middle East.
The inhabitants of Islamberg keep a low profile, rarely visiting local places of business and having scant communication with the locals. They maintain that their settlement is a peaceful place to pray, to escape from the decadence and crime of the inner cities, and to celebrate their Muslim heritage.
On its website, Islamberg presents itself as a patriotic settlement that hosts sporting events, cultural activities, and ecumenical gatherings for the local townsfolk. Indeed, some townsfolk have glowing things to say about the Muslim enclave in the dark forest. John Giannone, a loyal physician, said that residents of Islamberg helped him clean up the debris from his house after a flash flood nearly wiped the small town of Deposit off the map. They even did the dishes, Giannone told Fox News. The doctor now fasts on Ramadan out of respect for his helpers.
But all is not what it seems in Islamberg. It is neither as benign as a Buddhist monastery nor as tranquil as a Carmelite convent. Nearly every weekend, neighbors hear sounds of gunfire. Some, including a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, have heard the bang of small explosives. None of the neighbors wished to be identified for fear of “retaliation.” “We don’t even dare to slow down when we drive by,” one resident said. “They own the mountain and they know it and there is nothing we can do about it but move, and we can’t even do that. Who wants to buy a property near that?”
Venturing into the eastern perimeter of the compound, the investigators came upon ropes hanging from tall trees, wooden fences for scaling, a make-shift obstacle course, and a firing range. The range, which remains in regular use, contains abandoned vehicles that have been riddled with bullet holes.
The investigators also came upon a system of tunnels leading to underground bunkers.
The complex serves to scare the bejeezus out of the local residents. “If you go there, you better wear body armor,” a customer at the Circle E Diner in Hancock said. “They have armed guards and if they shoot you, nobody will find your body.”
At Cousins, a watering hole in nearby Deposit, a barfly, who didn’t wish to be identified, said: “The place is dangerous. You can hear gunfire up there. I can’t understand why the FBI won’t shut it down.”
The FBI can’t shut it down because it remains listed as a religious community and, since war has not been officially declared by Congress, the War Powers Act and the Smith Act, which would permit such intrusion, are not in effect. What’s more, the special agents of the Bureau are now compelled to undergo sensitivity training sessions so that they will not offend practitioners of Islam – even radical Islam – in the course of a criminal investigation.
Several years ago, federal and state law enforcement officials finally did descend upon the remote compound but they made the visit neither to make arrests nor to investigate the reports of gunfire and explosions. They rather traveled to the compound to partake of halal hotdogs and Pepsi Cola at a communal picnic and to greet Islamberg’s newly elected mayor.
The International Quranic Open University
Islamberg is also the campus of “The International Quranic Open University” – a facility that consists of a small, ranch-style mobile home along Muslim Lane.
At the university, students receive training from manuals penned by Sheikh Gilani and learn that their “foremost duty” is to “wage jihad” against “their enemies.” The students are also treated to Gilani’s poetic tirades against Western civilization and his jihad jingles, such as this marching song:
“Come join my troops and army,” Says our Sheikh Gilani .
“Prepare to sacrifice your head.
“A true believer is never dead.
“Say ‘Victory is in the air,’ The kafir’s blood will not be spared.”
In “Pillar of Lies,” the standard text at the school, Gilani writes that the 9/11 attack was an elaborate plot hatched by Zionists to launch the US invasion of Muslim lands.
In a recruitment video for The International Open Islamic University, Gilani boasts:
“We give [students] specialized training in guerilla warfare. We are at present establishing training camps. You can easily reach us at Open Quranic offices in upstate New York or in Canada or in South Carolina or in Pakistan.”
Before becoming a student at the university or a citizen of Islamberg, recruits and students are compelled to sign an oath that read:
“I shall always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily fight for Allah’s sake.”
They are also obliged to contribute 70% of their welfare checks and other sources of income to Muslims of the Americas, Inc.
Following the basic training at the compounds and their reception of a degree, the best and the brightest of the students continue to be shipped off to Pakistan for advance training in terrorist tactics.
The Compound at Red House, Virginia
The ul-Fuqra compounds in southern Virginia, including one near Red House, appear to be deserted trailer parks. Unlike Islamberg, no sentries stand guard and no watchmen are visible in the observation tower.
“Everyone is gone,” an old woman in a black burqa says. “The place is deserted.”
But appearances are deceptive.
Within a matter of hours, dozens of African American men – all in Islamic garb, replete with skull-caps – emerge from a small shed that has been attached to the home of the imam. It is reminiscent of a scene from a Marx Brothers movie in which scores of people tumble out of a closet.
Other Muslims materialize from the dense forests.
Within seconds, the investigators are surrounded by hundreds of ul-Fuqra members and several are deeply agitated by the appearance of kafirs within the settlement.
“What are you doing here?” one asks.
“Who told you to come here?” another inquires.
“Are you the police?”
“Why are you taking pictures of our community?”
Jamal Mickels, a member of the investigative team who was born and raised in Syria, produces a card from a radical imam he had met the day before at the radical Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church. A tall man with an orange conical hat inspects the card, smiles, and shakes his head with approval. It serves as a jihadi version of a “get-of-a-jail free” card – a pass that permits the team to leave the place without the loss of limb and or a prolonged stay in the underground facility.
As at Islamberg, local residents complain of the incessant sounds of gunfire on weekends and the arrival of hordes of visitors from Pakistan and the Middle East. But the settlement has attracted little attention from law enforcement officials.
Radical Islam has found southern Virginia so hospitable that Jamaat ul-Fuqra has set up settlements and paramilitary facilities at numerous sites between Red House and Roanoke.
Flying Over the Georgia Compound
By flying over the ul-Fuqra compound in Commerce, George, investigators noted the residents were engaged in the construction of a massive new underground bunker near a large fortress with a watch tower. When Congressman Peter Hoekstra, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was informed of this development, he expressed surprise that members of the compound were undertaking this construction without a building permit.
The Raid on the Colorado Compound
In 1989, federal law enforcement officials conducted a raid on the 101 acre ul-Fuqra compound in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They recovered a multitude of handguns with obliterated serial numbers and silencers, semi-automatic weapons, thirty to forty pounds of explosives, three large pipe bombs, improvised explosive devices, shape charges, blank birth certificates, counterfeit Social Security cards, sets of Colorado drivers’ licenses with identical photos and different names, and manuals entitled “Guerilla Warfare” and “Counter-Guerilla Operations.” In addition, they came upon several silhouettes for target practice, including one with the words “FBI Anti-terrorism team” written on the target’s torso bulls-eye. In the course of a subsequent raid on the complex, the feds uncovered a weapons cache of military rifles that included American M-16s and M-14s and Soviet AK-47s.
The FBI now knew without doubt that a militant organization of thousands of African American Islamists were conducting paramilitary training on American soil, but, strange to say, no measures in the halcyon days before 9/11 have been undertaken to ban the group or to shut down the compounds. And so, ul-Fuqra continues to expand on American soil at an unabated rate – one recently popped up in Ailville, Georgia.
The federal officials failed to make note in their official report that the Buena Vista compound had been deeply mined and contained vast underground bunkers that were interconnected by a series of tunnels. The compound is now deserted; the property has been returned to its original owner; but the underground facilities remain virtually intact for all to see.
Contributing to this piece were Michael Travis, Hugh Cort, Bill Krayer, Jamal Mickels, Doug Hagmann and Jeffrey Epstein
Paul Williams is the author of
“The Al Qaeda Connection” and forthcoming “The Day of Islam”.
Link to article:
Jamaat ul-Fuqra (JF) or “community of the impoverished”, a terrorist outfit operating in Pakistan and North America, was formed by a Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, in New York in 1980, on his first visit to the US. Mubarak Gilani’s intention in forming the outfit was to ‘purify’ Islam through violence.
Ideology, Leadership and Structure
The JF, in its early phase, sought to counter what is perceived as excessive Western influence on Islam. It also concluded that violence was a significant aspect in its quest to purify Islam. In its ideological moorings, the Fuqra regards as enemies of Islam all those who do not follow the tenets of Islam as laid out in the Koran, including those Muslims who they consider as heretics as well as non-Muslims. One of Gilani’s works published by the Quranic Open University in the US and seized in a 1991-investigation instructed his cadres that their foremost duty was to wage Jehad against the ‘oppressors of Muslims’. Members of the group are described as Islamist extremists with much hatred toward their ‘enemies’.
The JF is loosely structured with certain elements working openly through social service organisations to recruit members, raise money, organise activities and carry out propaganda. Individuals selected to live on JF premises agree to abide by the law and discipline of the Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Investigations by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in the 1980s indicated that the JF was composed of approximately 30 different ‘Jamaats’ or communities, more or less mobile in nature. Most of these ‘Jamaats’ are reportedly existent even today along with what investigators discerned to be several covert paramilitary training compounds, one of which had been located in a mountainous area near Buena Vista, Colorado prior to the Colorado prosecutions in the mid-1990s.
Within 10 years of its formation, Fuqra’s communes in the US attracted many Muslim converts-including some of those recruited in prisons. The JF is said to comprise of some 1,000 to 3,000 members in the US. Secrecy is the hallmark of the outfit and cadres are reportedly well versed in the use of aliases. The Fuqra’s structure is well concealed behind front outfits and consists of a network of safe houses and cells. Furthermore, the JF founder as well as cadres consistently maintain that it does not exist. JF members occasionally travel abroad for ‘paramilitary and survivalist training’ under Gilani’s supervision.
Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who also calls himself the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr, is the chief of JF.
Jamaat ul-Fuqra is headquartered in Hancock, New York.
The Conversion of Terror Suspect David Headley: Ask the DEA
By Jeralyn, Section Terror Trials
The Chicago terror charges against David Headley, formerly Daood Gilani, and Tahawwur Hussain Rana are interesting for a number of reasons. They are particularly big news in India, where FISA surveillance information has authorities connecting them to the Nov. 2008 Mumbai attacks and to high level people in Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (Lashker e Taiba) and Harkat-ul Jihad Islamid.
What’s getting some, but not enough news, is Headley’s 1997 bust in New York for conspiracy to import heroin into the U.S. (The New York Times briefly refers to it here.)He was charged under his original name, Daood Saleem Gilani, along with a codefendant James Leslie Lewis. (Lewis was sentenced to 120 months, later reduced to 100 months.)
After Headley’s arrest, he was ordered detained pending trial. But, he began cooperating with the DEA. The U.S. Attorney’s office submitted some sealed documents (obviously cooperation letters) and got him out on bond. He was sentenced to only 15 months and when he got out from Ft. Dix, the DEA sent him to Pakistan to make some cases. Then, the U.S. Attorney requested to terminate his supervised release a few years early. Here are the dates from the court docket, available on Pacer (his case is in the Eastern District of New York).
COMPLAINT as to Daood Saleem Gilani, James Leslie Lewis, filed.
Permanent order of detention entered as to Gilani.
INDICTMENT as to Daood Saleem Gilani count(s) 1, 2, 3, James Leslie Lewis count(s) 1, 2, 3.
Daood Saleem Gilani pleads Guilty: count 1 . Setting Sentencing for 7/18/97 before Judge Carol B. Amon .
SEALED DOCUMENT containing PRB BOND AND ATTACHEMENTS.
SEALED ENVELOPE containing PRB BOND
SEALED ENVELOPE containing LETTER
Daood Saleem Gilani Bail Hearing. AUSA Michele Delong, deft present with counsel. Bail continued for another 90 days.
PRB BOND entered by Daood Saleem Gilani in Amount $ 300,000. (Second bond, extension).
Daood Saleem Gilani; Bail hearing. Sentencing adjourned until 9/25/98 @ 9:30am.
SEALED LETTER dated 1/30/98 to be placed in vault per order of Judge Amon.
SEALED LETTER to be placed in vault as per order of Judge Amon.
Application granted to travel to Maryland
Application granted to travel to Philadelphia
Count 1, 15 months imprisonment, 5 years supervised release. Ordered to surrender on 10/9/98.
SEALED LETTER placed in vault
Surrender date continued to 11/6/98
Judgment Returned Executed as to Daood Saleem Gilani; on 11/6/98, Defendant delivered to FCI Fort Dix
ORDER as to Daood Saleem Gilani, endorsed on letter dated 7/14/99 from Howard Leader to Judge Amon, requesting permission to travel to Pakistan from 8.10.99 through 9.15.99. Application granted. ) (my emphasis)
Daood Saleem Gilani. Joint application for termination of Supervised Release granted.
ORDER as to Daood Saleem Gilani. It is ordered that the releasee be discharged from supervised release and that the proceedings in the case be terminated. Signed by Judge Carol B. Amon, on 12/18/01.
So, Headley/Gilani began serving a 15 month sentence on 11/6/98 (on the same charge for which his co-defendant got 100 months) and 9 months later, on 8/10/99, he was out and on his way to Pakistan, to work proactively for the DEA.
And, while he was sentenced to 5 years supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s office moved to discharge him three years early, in December, 2001.
In 2006, Gilani, who was born in the U.S. and spent his childhood in Pakistan, changed his last name to that of his mother, becoming David Coleman Headley. He traveled all over, including trips to Denmark, India and Pakistan. According to the Government’s October, 2009 Complaint, he traveled from the U.S. to Pakistan in August, 2008, flying back on December 7, 2008. The Mumbai attacks were on Nov. 26, 2008. According to news reports yesterday, on Nov. 25, 2008, the money transferers in Italy, at the request of people in Pakistan, wired money to Calphonex, a California phone company, to set up five VOIP accounts used by the Mumbai bombers.
The October Complaint (press release here, complaint available on PACER) alleges Headley and his codefendant Rana conspired with a member of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and with Ilyas Kashmiri, leader of the terrorist group Harkat-ul Jihad Islamid.
According to the Complaint, Headley told the FBI after his arrest he had worked with Lashkar-e-Tayyiba in the past and received training from the group. He also said he worked with Kashmiri to plan the Danish attack. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba has claimed credit for many attacks in India and the Complaint alleges Headley’s contact there was a high-up member.
If the FBI wants to know how Gilani/Headley got connected with terrorists in Pakistan, now that expanded record-sharing is allowed between law enforcement agencies, perhaps they should ask the DEA just what they had him doing over there in 1999, and for how long?
As the press release states, a criminal complaint contains mere allegations that are not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
So informative News! Frightening information as well. Thanks for all your investigative work.
So the DEA had this guy, Daood Gilani, charged him with a heroin drug crime, jailed him, then sent him to Pakistan to get some information for them so they could indict or locate others higher up the drug chain. He comes back, and they release him of all charges. He is caught again only by the FBI, having changed his name to David Coleman Headley, and this time the charge is for terrorism. Now the FBI finds out he was involved with the Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. Interestingly, the Pakistani Prime Minister also has the last name of Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. Are there any familial relationships here? Is the name Gilani synonymous with Smith or Jones in Pakistan? One can see how the pre 9-11 mentality of this administration is going to get us hurt.
Hannidy covered some information about the camps on his show. They didn’t discuss the charter schools set up by al Fuqra.aka Muslems of America. There is a transcript of the interview with the group that went to these camps to see them and talk to the people there.
Frightening Film on U.S. Terrorism Training Camps
February 17, 2009 – Hannidy
“The group Muslims of America, or Jamaat ul-Fuqra, as they’re called in Pakistan, have established over 35 communities across the U.S.”
” I want you to explain to our audience here, because you’re describing this particular man, his involvement, you say, in the Daniel Pearl, you know, beheading. How certain are you that every one of those compounds shares the radical views?”
NY Times Scrubs Its Own Reporting on White House Party Crasher Tareq Salahi’s Board Membership in Pro-Palestinian Terror Grp? Snips
Why did the New York Times scrub out news that it broke about the White House-crashing couple’s ties to an organization that supports Islamic terrorism?
Yes, Tareq Salahi, the male half of the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is a Palestinian and likely Muslim. And not only that he’s an activist Palestinian who is likely Muslim, and who is on the board of the Muslim-dominated American Task Force on Palestine (see the google cached page, which has since been scrubbed), a group which–as I’ve previously noted on this site–is anti-Semitic and believes that all of Israel is Palestine and which openly supports HAMAS, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and all of their mass-murdering terrorist attacks.
And it looks like the NYTimes gives good lessons in whitewashing to the ATFP, which also scrubbed all references to Salahi from its site.
Debbie ends her report with this:
“The White House-crashing by this couple is such a comedy of errors, such a huge security breach, that it would make a great movie sequel to “The Wedding Crashers.” Since he’s the blond, I pick Owen Wilson to play bim Michaele Salahi. And Vince Vaughn can bone up on the terrorist-accented Palestinian dialect of Arabic to play Mr. Salahi.”
Do you think Debbie noticed Michaele’s Adam’s apple?
Is this the Adam’s apple to which you are referring?
Perhaps she needs to eat more iodized salt. Or simply just eat more! That’s bigger than Obama’s. Of course . . .
I h ave not said a word…..I am being a good girl huh ? I am dying to say it, but waiting for more…but I just have to say this for now…..
Great one ! I love it !
The poster above was designed by the Christian Action Network. From their website they described how they used it to educate those in the compounds. They are the group that did lots of investigative work and took photos of the compounds. Lots of info on their site.
About those Yellow Leaflets:
“There have been reports that some of the lower-ranking people in the Jamaat ul-Fuqra compounds are unaware of the terrorist nature of the organization and its more dangerous activities. With that in mind, the Christian Action Network printed and dropped hundreds of leaflets from the air on Sheikh Gilani Lane. Each one featured an arrow pointing to a photo of the Sheikh, with a label that read, “This man — known TERRORIST, known MURDERER, ANTI-AMERICA – is honored with a road sign in Charlotte County, Virginia.” ”
Gilani said to his followers: “Prepare to sacrifice your head.” From his lips to God’s (not Allah’s) ears.
How long until somebody ties David Coleman Headley to some board that he and the POTUS sat on? Or was he just another guy from the neighborhood. Has Gilani been to the WH yet?
This morning, on the Jamie Allman radio show, I heard that WH social butterfly/secretary, Desiree Rogers, met recently with a group of former WH social secretaries. In the meeting, she mentioned that the Obamas planned to have a non-religious “Christmas” in the WH. She specifically stated that, breaking with tradition, they would NOT have the Nativity Scene set up at the WH. Allman reported that those present “gasped” when they heard this statement. In time, Rogers, and presumably the Obamas, reconsidered this huge political blunder (my personal opinion) and now the Nativity Scene is there at the WH.
It’s no surpise that so far I can’t find any report to back up this story, so the last-legs media must be doing their usual good job of covering up for the Obamas.
Did you notice how little fanfare accompanied the lighting of the WH Christmas tree? I heard one small blurb on radio news, stating that Obama lit the tree.
Now explain to me how a POTUS and his wife and children, all of whom claim to be Christians, would even consider downplaying Christianity during THE MOST IMPORTANT religious holiday for that faith? Even going so far as to consider banning the Nativity Scene, a WH tradition?
Does that make sense, or does it make more sense that perhaps they follow some other tradition? And I don’t mean secular humanism.
Atlas shrugs: Mumbai Comes to America ……… “Chicago Man” Danish Cartoon Jihadi Charged in Mumbai Islamic Attack
Islamic jihad knows no borders, has no nation, serves only Islam. The horror of Mumbai comes home to Chicago. What is so disturbing (and not mentioned by the jihad loving press) is that Daood Gilani (aka David Coleman Headley) personally visited every target site of the 26/11 terror strikes last year, carrying out a recce on behalf of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, a police source said today.
thanx news and bridg
This was on Fox news this afternoon,,,,,not sure if it will be on the mainstream news.
Why aren’t the police, Homeland Security … all over this?
Chicago terrorism suspect linked to Mumbai attacks after earlier newspaper plot charges
Dec 7, 2009 – 5:02 PM Snips
Headley was charged in U.S. District Court on Monday with 12 counts, including six counts of conspiracy to bomb public places in India, to murder and maim individuals in India and Denmark and other offenses.
He could be sentenced to death if convicted on the charges involving the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
Iran already HAS 30 nuclear weapons.
Obama knows it. I suspect he welcomes it.
I am convinced that this traitor, who by the way is
not legally president, means to fulfill his islamic
pledge, the destruction of the USA.
William Webster will perform an independent investigation of the FBI, regarding the Major Hasan terror attack. I’d link the story, but I’m not a member of the Washington Post site, where the story was reported.
This happened in the spring..and the media is just reporting!
TSA ACCIDENTALLY reveals airport security secrets
December 9, 2009
The Transportation Security Administration inadvertently revealed closely guarded secrets related to airport passenger screening practices when it POSTED ONLINE this spring a document as part of a contract solicitation, the agency confirmed Tuesday
The 93-page TSA operating manual details procedures for screening passengers and checked baggage, such as technical settings used by X-ray machines and explosives detectors. It also includes pictures of credentials used by members of Congress, CIA employees and federal air marshals, and it identifies 12 countries whose passport holders are automatically subjected to added scrutiny.
TSA officials said that the manual was posted online in a redacted form on a federal procurement Web site, but that the digital redactions were inadequate.
Stewart A. Baker, a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, said that the manual will become a textbook for those seeking to penetrate aviation security and that its leaking was serious.
Pak Major key link between Headley, terrorist leaders
Dec 08, 2009
A Lahore-based retired Major has emerged as a key link between Mumbai terror attack suspect David Coleman Headley and his Pakistani handlers who guided him in planning and plotting strikes in India.
Retd Major Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed, also known as Pasha or major, has been charged by the FBI in a Chicago court on two counts of conspiring terror attacks in association with Headley, the US national of Pakistani-origin, and two other Pakistan-based terrorists.
Pasha, referred to as individual A in FBI documents, also facilitated communication on planning of an attack between Headley and another terrorist leader identified as LeT Member A and Ilyas Kashmiri, a leader of Harakat-ul Jihad-al Islami.
FBI probing if Headley aide is Harkatul Jehadul Islami leader’s kin
December 9, 2009
Islamabad: American intelligence sleuths in Pakistan are trying to ascertain whether Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed, alias Pasha — a retired Pakistan Army major named by the FBI as a key link between 26/11 suspect David Coleman Headley and his Lashkar-e-Taiba handlers — is the brother-in-law of Qari Saifullah Akhtar, the absconding ameer of the pro-Taliban Pakistani jihadi group Harkatul Jehadul Islami (HuJi).
Qari Saifullah Akhtar, arrested in 1995 for conspiring to topple then PM Benazir Bhutto’s government, had been named by the slain PPP leader in her posthumous book –
Considered close to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, Qari Saifullah Akhtar subsequently became Mullah Omar’s adviser. He was one of the few jihadi leaders who escaped with Mullah Omar after the allied forces invaded Afghanistan in October 2001
December 09, 2009
CBN reports on extremist speaker lecturing on Islam to deploying Ft Hood troops Snips
Dr. Louay Safi lectured on Islam last week to U.S. troops about to deploy to Afghanistan. He is a top official for the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA.
In 2007, the group was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history. Evidence introduced at that trial showed that ISNA is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. The brotherhood is a global Islamic jihadist movement that laid the foundation for groups like al Qaeda and Hamas.
The spokesman [for the army ] added that “organizers of the seminar were not aware of Safi’s alleged association, but have had no issues or concerns over his presentations nor has any unit raised any.”
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Bob Unruh of World Net Daily is running a story exposing the radical Islamic training compounds in America with a full video capture of their training methods. Readers will note that the things I notice are not the usual things in photos or evidence and is why I bother to post analysis to provide clues into the operational mindset of people.
I judge by profile these people are Barack Hussein Obama voters, as certainly as Nidal Hasan was an Obama voter, because they certainly are not John McCain voters nor voting for environmental issues nor Ralph Nader.
This is relevant as it begs the analysis of why is it Khadaffi, Assad, Hamas, along with the black radical Mooselum as in Louis Farrakhan in terming Mr. Obama a “messiah”, are they all attracted to this son of Kenya and Indonesia as their own trusted entity in terming him a Muslim.
In analysis one is noting groups on the fringe, not empowered, seeking militancy to intimidate others to deflect their fears, and a driven need to lash out and change the situation.
Mr. Obama is an attractant in background, deeds, words and reinforces this Islamist bondage to his political drive in bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia. (As Mr. Obama does not bow to white leaders nor monarchs, he has a chosen action and is not reacting, so what inside Mr. Obama on a political scale is causing him to send a worldwide message he is choosing deliberately to send?)
read the rest of the article:
Obama’s African Amuslim in America http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2009/12/obamas-african-amuslim-in-america.html
No wonder 44% of people polled said they’d rather have GWB back. http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/12/obamas-december-standing.html
“Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that’s somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country’s difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President.
Finally 20% of voters, including 35% of Republicans, support impeaching Obama for his actions so far.” 🙂
The Politics of CP Intrepid Truth
Fuqra Headquarters: Hancock, NY
The headquarters of Sheikh Gilani’s followers in the U.S. is located in a rural area near between the towns of Hancock, Tompkins, and Deposit. [The address is 2732 Roods Creek Road Hancock, NY 13783]. The compound is known as Islamberg. The New York Post did a story about the group’s compound in February 2002. An excerpt…
The FBI has said it has investigated Muslims of the Americas and come up with nothing.
None of the residents of the Tompkins enclave has been arrested or charged with terrorist activities.
But critics say the group is dangerous.
A federal agent testified last year  that members of ul-Fuqra who engaged in violent acts in the United States were trained at the Tompkins settlement….
The entrance to the 70-acre enclave, located 45 miles southwest of Binghamton, includes a small gate and guard shack. A sign welcomes you to Islamberg.
A cluster of trailers serves as a Muslim parochial school, and an old hunting lodge has been turned into a school.
Many of the residents work as toll collectors at New York City’s bridges and tunnels. Others work at one of the area’s largest firms, Deposit Computer Services, in nearby Deposit.
Bridges and tunnels, huh? That’s not alarming or anything! Geez.
According to the website for Deposit Computer Services the company is engaged in “Data Conversions; Credit Card Processing – Visa and Master Card Applications, Visa and Master Card Drafts; Image Scanning and Capture; Image Reject Re-entry; Duplex Scanning; Complete Microfilming Services; Data Base Administration; Storage Retrieval; Software and Services; Remittance Processing; Software Development; OCR / ICR Services; Fulfillment Programs; Laser Printing; T1, 3780, 3770, Synchronized Dial-Up Communications”
Their customer base includes “both public and private companies that span across 30 states, many of whom are Fortune 100 businesses.” Employees working for a company like that could have the ability to gather information on US companies or, access information with which to conduct identity theft.
I feel it is important to note that this compound is just two miles from the Cannonsville Reservoir, one of the water supply sources for New York City.
read the whole article with links and maps!!
ISLAMBERG HAS BECOME A GHOST TOWN
Dec. 17, 2009 Snips
MUSLIM MEN ARE VANISHING
HOMELAND SECURITY IS ALARMED
Hundreds of Muslim men are also missing from Islamberg and this is not a propitious omen.
The sentry post is gone and no guards are in sight at the entrance to the 70 acre Islamic settlement located in the dense forest between Deposit and Hancock in upper New York State.
Young men in Islamic garb no longer congregate before the makeshift mosque, and no students are in attendance at the one room shack that serves as Sheikh Gilani’s “International Quranic Open University”. Gunfire no longer can be heard from the firing ranges along the eastern parameter of the property – – and no grunts come from new recruits at the obstacle course.
Where are the Muslim men from Islamberg? The answer comes from a heavy-set woman in a long black burqa who stops to check her mail box. “The men – – all gone,” she says in halting English. “All – – in Pakistan.”
Now that the recruits at Islamberg have been trained in the basics of guerilla warfare, they have been deployed to Pakistan for advanced courses in explosives and weapons of mass destruction.
They will be returning home soon.
Obama Refuses to Release Facts of Fort Hood Massacre
December 16, 2009 thelastcrusade
Obama Protects Terrorists
OBAMA VIOLATES CONSTITUTION
PROTECTS MUSLIM MAJOR
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is charging the Obama administration with stalling to provide information to the leaders of the House and Senate and the congressional intelligence committees on the multiple murders committed by a radical Muslim Army officer at Fort Hood more than a month ago.
The congressional leaders, Mr. Hoekstra maintains, have received no detailed, substantive briefing on the event and what is known about its perpetrator.
Mumbai terror suspect David Headley was ‘rogue US secret agent’
David Headley was allegedly involved in reconnoitring targets for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, including the Taj Hotel
Rhys Blakely in Mumbai
A key terror suspect who allegedly helped to plan last year’s attacks in Mumbai and plotted to strike Europe was an American secret agent who went rogue, Indian officials believe.
David Headley, 49, who was born in Washington to a Pakistan diplomat father and an American mother, was arrested in Chicago in October. He is accused of reconnoitring targets in India and Europe for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Pakistan-based terror group behind the Mumbai attacks and of having links to al-Qaeda. He has denied the charges.
He came to the attention of the US security services in 1997 when he was arrested in New York for heroin smuggling. He earned a reduced sentence by working for the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) infiltrating Pakistan-linked narcotics gangs.
Indian investigators, who have been denied access to Mr Headley, suspect that he remained on the payroll of the US security services — possibly working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) — but switched his allegiance to LeT.
“India is looking into whether Headley worked as a double agent,” an Indian Home Ministry official said yesterday.
Mr Headley, who changed his name from Daood Gilani, was in Mumbai until two weeks before the attacks on the city, which claimed 166 lives last November. It is alleged that he spent months checking targets in India’s commercial capital, using his Western looks and anglicised name to move in elite social circles, hobnob with Bollywood actors and even to pass himself off as Jewish.
Despite being firmly on the radar of the US intelligence agencies, he was allowed to return to India as recently as March. Indian officials are furious that their American counterparts did not share details of that visit at the time. The Indian media has raised the possibility that Mr Headley was being protected by his American handlers — a theory that experts say is credible.
“The feeling in India is that the US has not been transparent,” said B. Raman, a former counter-terrorism chief in the Indian foreign intelligence service, the Research and Analysis Wing.
“That Headley was an agent for the DEA is known. Whether he was being used by the CIA as well is a matter of speculation, but it is almost certain that the CIA was aware of him and his movements across the subcontinent.”
According to Mr Raman, it is probable that Mr Headley, who was arrested when the US authorities learned that he was about to fly to Pakistan, was listed on the main database of the US National Counterterrorism Centre, a facility used by the CIA and several other American agencies to track terror suspects.
Indian officials suspect that US agencies declined to share intelligence to avoid compromising other secret operations and to to be able to deny any link with Mr Headley.
Analysts believe that the US may also have been anxious to avoid sharing information that could further raise tensions between India and Pakistan, nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought three wars.
According to documents put before a court in Chicago, Mr Headley had links with the Pakistan Army and, through it, with al-Qaeda.
As well as helping to co-ordinate the Mumbai atrocity, Mr Headley is accused of planning attacks on Mumbai’s Bollywood film industry, the Shiv Sena, a Hindu extremist group also based in Mumbai, a major Hindu temple, and a Danish newspaper that had published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
The US authorities allege that he was close to Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a former Pakistani schoolmate and businessman who is also being charged with planning to attack the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten. Mr Rana is accused of having known about the attack on Mumbai in advance.
The CIA denied that Headley had worked for the organisation.
“Any suggestion that Headley was working for the CIA is complete and utter nonsense. It’s flat-out false,” Paul Gimigliano, from the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs, said.
The Indian Home Secretary, Gopal Krishna Pillai, has said that his Government would seek the extradition of Mr Headley — a request that has so far been stonewalled by US officials.
Thanks Newssleuth, for keeping this on the front burner. Its frightening and makes me wonder how many other haters are engaged in these kind of operations.
I get the feeling there are murderous plans being worked out all over our Country as we go about our daily lives.
Even the Senate has been working in plain sight behind closed doors.
WND Exclusive TRAIL OF TERROR
‘Chilling’ new video: How to slit throats
Jihad maneuvers taught at New York compound
December 15, 2009 Snips
A new video released by the Christian Action Network shows Muslim women at a compound in New York state practicing throat-slitting techniques and assault weapons attacks. The video was distributed by the makers of the movie “Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.,” which documents how a jihadist group has developed dozens of training camps across the nation.
WND reported at the time how Jamaat ul-Fuqra has built 35 compounds – mostly in the northeastern corridor of the U.S.
Now the organization has posted on YouTube a “chilling” training video provided to CAN by an unnamed law enforcement source about the Muslims of America headquarters in Hancock, New York. Muslims of America reportedly is the name Jamaat ul-Fuqra, believed to have been involved in the beheading of reporter Daniel Pearl, uses in the U.S.
The video includes segments of training exercises in which one person appears to practice a maneuver that would slit the throat of a victim. There are episodes of what appears to be automatic weapons fire at a target and incidents in which a handgun is held point-blank at a “victim’s” head: The video shows women marching in military formation, scaling walls, engaging in hand-to-hand combat and also reveals a Muslim confirming that the organization’s own census revealed that Muslims are a majority in the United States and they are claiming it as their own.
Obama Rushed To Bunker Over CIA Terror Strike
December 29, 2009 Snips
FSB reports circulating in the Kremlin today state that United States President Barack Obama was ‘rushed’ from a golf course in Hawaii to a secure bunker yesterday after a US Air Force AWACS surveillance plane signaled a ‘warning’ to American Secret Service agents that a private jetliner owned by the Hunt Oil Company appeared ready to enter the restricted air zone set up to protect the vacationing American leader and sparking fears that a terrorist attack was about to take place.
According to these FSB reports, however, the rush to protect Obama from this Hunt Oil Company Bombardier jetliner was indeed justified after its identity was established as having the registration number N46F which had been previously linked to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), …..
These reports further state this latest CIA threat to Obama ‘clearly shows’ that his increasingly tenuous grip on this most powerful of spy nests may be about to completely fail…
The FSB further states in these reports that Abdulmutallab’s CIA Indian handler is ‘strategically connected’ to the rouge CIA agent David Headley who was recently captured by US Federal Forces (FBI) loyal to Obama and that India has linked to the catastrophic Mumbai attacks.
Also aiding Abdulmutallab, the FSB reports, were rogue agents within the Netherlands Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD)
Local Religious Compound Sparks Controversy
Updated: 7:07 pm EST February 11, 2010
YORK CO., N.C. — A religious compound just outside Charlotte has raised questions among some neighbors. The compound is called Holy Islamville and is populated by families who pledge their allegiance to a controversial leader who some say has links to terrorists.
Steve Emerson, a counter-terrorism expert in Washington, D.C., insists Gilani remains dangerous today. “I think that any community that has a compound of Muslims of America, which subscribes to the philosophy and ideology — the radical ideology — of Sheik Gilani, should be very concerned,” Emerson said.
Eyewitness News contacted the FBI and asked if it considers Muslims of America a potential threat, but officials had no comment.
# •RAW VIDEO: Counter-terrorism Expert, Islamville Resident Share Thoughts On Community
OK , I am well aware of fuqara , I was a member. Gilani is a name similar to the smiths , jones and Mcdonalds in pakistan , there is jilani and Gilani , they are pronounced different and majority of the people named gilani do not follow the fuqra leader. He never has any of his relatives do his dirty work , it would be the obvious thing to do. This gang of people is useless and harmless now. They know every agency from canada , cali , NY down to texas and Fl are watching them. I lived on one of these villages , there was some martial arts training and some target shooting , but no fully auto’s at all hrs of the night like has been written. Fuqra ruined 8 yrs of my life and my marriage , I am not defending them in any way , I actually have more accurate info the Paul williams would ever had. Why ? I spent 7 months in sheikh Gilanis house in lahore…..