VIA| According to the FBI, there are at least 22 Islamic paramilitary communes in the US. These communes are operated by the Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main US front group, Muslims of the Americas.
Conservative blogger Pamela Geller has been keeping an eye on the camps since 2007.
Geller says that most of the members of these camps are African-Americans who have converted to Islam while doing time in state or federal prison.
The group trains members in the use of small arms and military tactics.
In fact, a January 2003 summary by the FBI states: “The captioned investigation of the Muslims of America is based upon specific and articulate facts giving justification to believe they are engaged in international terrorism or activities in preparation thereof…”
Most of these camp sites can be found on the following map:
Muslims of the Americas (MOA) is not listed as a terrorist organization by the State Department.
Probably they haven’t been raided because Jamaat al-Fuqra is not listed as a terrorist group by the U.S. government and because there is a great reluctance among government and law enforcement agencies across the board, no matter who is president, to appear to be anti-Muslim.These compounds say they’re peaceful Muslim communities, and the government wants to give the impression that such things can exist in the U.S. without any trouble.
A 1991 raid after a foiled MOA Toronto bomb plot caused a compound 70 miles south of Dallas to be raided. Federal officials found loose ammunition and books on counter-terrorism techniques and weaponry.
According to WorldNetDaily, “A 2007 FBI record states that members of the group have been involved in at least 10 murders, one disappearance, three firebombings, one attempted firebombing, two explosive bombings, and one attempted bombing.”
Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann told WND:
For years we’ve heard viable reports and seen photos and video tape suggesting Islamic jihadist training camps located in states such as Texas, Georgia and elsewhere. U.S. national law enforcement agencies have a duty to secure the safety of the American people – that is the number one duty of government.