Terror Cell In Miami Arrested
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The continuing saga of the Religion Of Peace...
The arrests took place Thursday afternoon at the Scott Housing Projects in the area of NW 68th street and 15th Avenue. Miami Police officers were seen in the area securing a perimeter for the FBI to carry out their arrests.
Sources tell CBS4 News it is unclear whether weapons or bomb-making materials were found, but those detained are suspected of being involved in planning terrorist activity
Neighbors say suspicious activity had been observed at the home recently.
Two months ago, a pair of Atlanta men, one a Georgia Tech engineering student, were arrested not long after communicating by e-mail with two of the suspects arrested in Canada over the weekend. The Atlanta men are charged with videotaping domestic targets, including the U.S. Capitol and the World Bank.
A U.S. counterterrorism official said 17 suspects in Canada are an example of a type of group that authorities have been concerned about for some time: self-organized, ad hoc cells of homegrown extremists, a development first seen in Britain.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Canada's government rightfully considered the 17 a serious threat because there was evidence the group was far along in planning attacks.
Canadian police say there is no evidence the suspect group had ties to al Qaeda, but describe its members as being sympathetic to jihadist ideology. Officials are concerned that many of the 17 suspects were roughly 20 years old and had been radicalized in a short amount of time.
It is unknown if the Miami arrests are related to either the Atlanta or Canada arrests.
These suspects have a jihadist ideology eh? What a shocker.
Among those arrested, five were U.S. citizens, one was a permanent legal resident, and one was a Haitian who was in the United States illegally on a visa overstay, federal officials told ABC News.
The group had expressed interest and discussed bombing targets in Miami and the Sears Tower in Chicago, sources familiar with the investigation said.
Sources say the arrests reflect the government's concern about so-called "homegrown terrorists." It's a threat FBI Director Robert Mueller discussed during a recent speech in New York.Here's saluting the the hard working men and women of the FBI, great work.
Al Qaeda’s had its eye on homegrown recruits for awhile now, as demonstrated by the arrests of the Canadian 17. Remember this piece from the Times of London?
One aim is to create an army of “white-skinned” militants, men born in Europe and America who can convert to Islam and become harder for the authorities to detect as they cross the world on their missions, including suicide attacks…
Experts were struck by how the network was radicalising non-Arabs to alter the profile of its operatives. This included using women recruits, such as the 38-year-old Belgian waitress, born to a white, middle-class Christian family, who died in a suicide attack against US troops in Baghdad last November.
CNN has more videos
Msnbc has video and says;
The men — part of a radical Black Muslim group — were planning terror acts in Miami and Chicago, officials say. The planned targets were the Sears Tower in Chicago and a federal building in Miami.Residents said the men taken into custody described themselves as Mulims and had tried to recruit young people to join their group, which seemed militaristic.
"They slept there" in the warehouse, said Tashawn Rose, 29. "They would come out late at night and exercise. It seemed like a military boot camp that they were working on there. They would come out and stand guard."
She talked to one of them about a month ago. "They seemed brainwashed. They said they had given there lives to Allah," Rose said.
The Msnbc video claims the suspects attempted to buy ammonium sulphate
Michelle Malkin reminds us of other recent cases of Black Muslims,
In April 2003, James Ujaama pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to provide goods and services to the Taliban.
The Portland 7 consisted of several black Muslim converts:
Most recently, black Muslim inmates at New Folsom State Prison in California who swore allegiance to Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (Arabic for "Assembly of Authentic Islam" and known as JIS) were implicated in a jihadi plot to plan attacks on synagogues and a military recruiting center in Santa Monica, Calif.
Gates of Vienna and the Politics of CP have reported extensively on the homegrown black Muslim terrorist group, al Fuqra.
Black militant Muslim American Clement Rodney Hampton-El was convicted of 3 counts including seditious conspiracy, bombing conspiracy, and attempted bombing in the 1993 World Traade Center bomb plot.
And don't forget freelancers like the Beltway snipers.
It's not about countries, it's not about poverty, it's not about politics or race.