From The Gathering Storm Blog

Dr. Paul Williams has alerted the country of the jihad training camp in upstate New York. But there are other installations plying their trade of jihad in US cities and the countryside.

In late 2003 and early 2004, the Northeast Intelligence Network received several e-mails urging us to look into the activities at a large, fortress-style building located within the city of Buffalo, New York said to be owned by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

Local residents and some city officials expressed concern over the intended use of the complex of buildings, which was formerly a detention center with “high walls and tight security.” …………In addition to the high walls and tight security, Northeast Intelligence Network investigators confirmed the existence of underground tunnels or bunker-style rooms below the facility through a source within city hall. These underground areas are lined with several feet of hard-packed glacial till and other composite material that can be used for a number of interesting and diverse purposes.

The Northeast Intelligence Network conducted some covert surveillance and this is what they found.

Although activity has been documented at various times over the past six months, investigators were ultimately presented with the opportunity to secure limited digital still images and brief videotape clips on Saturday, 25 September 2004 of activity that could be described as “unusual.” Between 1500 and 1600 hours ET on this date, Northeast Intelligence Network investigators noted that several adult males–all appearing to be Black or of Middle Eastern origin, were instructing at least two groups of young males. The males appeared to be between 10-18 years-old and upon closer inspection, appeared to be separated into two groups. All appeared to be attired in normal “street clothes,” although some of the older males were wearing various types of hats or head coverings.

The larger group of young males of approximately 15-20 appeared to be engaged in an adult-supervised game of roller-blade hockey. This activity was taking place in the area most easily visible from the street as one would be able to look through the chain-link fence. In other words, should someone be walking past the fence, that person would see a group of young men playing hockey.

What is most interesting, however, is that a second group of six-(6) young males were in a more remote and less visible area of the compound, although still visible from a publicly accessible vantage position. Direct observation of this group found two older males–one standing on the ground near the side of one of the interior buildings, and the other standing on the roof of the same structure–appearing to “instruct” the group of six young men on how to scale or climb the wall of the building.

Concurrent with obtaining this limited footage, a number of adult males from nearby houses began calling attention to the surveillance operations, which necessitated an abrupt termination to avoid further compromise or potential altercation.

“I have sources–inside sources. These people at Best are armed and dangerous. They are doing paramilitary training there.” “The most alarming thing, however, of it all, is not the cell in Lackawanna but this Masten Park.” “I’ve been warned by my sources, one of whom was actually a member of the group and he said they were holding paramilitary exercises there and that he fears he is in danger of his very life.”

US cities are not the only possible site for jihad training and instruction. As in upstate New York, Virginia has its own school for jihadists.

The Islamic practice of taqiyya, meaning “deception” or “concealment,” has been refined into an art-form at a jihad training compound for African American converts near the small town of Red House in Charlotte County, Virginia. The fifty-acre compound is easy to find since the main road leading to it has been named Sheikh Gilani Lane in honor of the guru and founder of a terrorist organization with close ties to Osama bin Laden. The Board of Supervisors of Charlotte County are either oblivious to the threat of radical Islam on American soil or clandestine advocates of the great jihad.

At the end Sheikh Gilani Lane is a sign – – barely visible through the overgrown brush – – that reads, “The Muslims of the Americas.” The sign serves to make the place appear as an innocuous religious settlement, until one realizes that The Muslims of the Americas is, in reality, an outgrowth of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, an alleged sister agency to al-Qaeda.

The only person to be seen in the the compound is an African American crone in a full black burqa sans the face cover known as a hijab. The day is hot and humid and the burqa serves to give the wizened old woman the appearance of a wayside witch from a Grimm’s fairy tale. “The men are all gone,” the crone says from a park bench. “No one is here.”

As soon as the investigators park their car and trek into compound, the old woman removes a mobile phone from a sachet and dials a number. In a matter of minutes, a pick-up truck appears at the entranceway. Two young African Americans dressed in skull caps and jalabiyahs emerge from the vehicle. “What are you doing here?” they ask.

Jamal, an Egyptian journalist, says in Arabic, “I’m here to see the Imam. Where does he live?”

One of the young men, whose Arabic name translates as “Slave of God”, indicates that the Imam is not in and he should knock on the door of a ramshackle blue structure where he was told “Ahmed”, one of the Elders may be found.

Jamal proceeds to the structure and rings the bell, but no one answers. Another member of our investigative team knocks at the doors of the trailers and mobile homes but there is no response. Some of the windows to the homes have been holed up with bricks save for openings that are ideal for assault rifles.

The young African Americans, who have shown up on the scene, are becoming agitated. They begin to make calls on their cell phones.

Then something miraculous happens.

At the Imam’s residence, Muslim men begin to emerge in droves from a small storage shed attached to the house. It seems like a scene from a Marx Brothers movie in which dozens of people pour out of a closet. The investigators are suddenly surrounded by forty or fifty members of the complex in Islamic gowns and white skullcaps.

In the blink of an eye, another wondrous thing occurs.

Hundreds of more African Americans in Islamic garb materialize from the dense forests, the high grass of the open meadows, and the rusty trailers that just seconds ago appeared to be deserted.

Read the rest of the encounter here. And here is the disturbing part.

Members of the compound have been sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan for specialized training in guerilla warfare – – a fact confirmed by Thomas P. Gallagher, a Special Agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The Red House cell of ul-Fuqra has metastasized so that similar Islamic compounds have popped up in neighboring Prince George and Campbell Counties. The 25 acre facility in Prince George County is situated on Mahareen Road, a name selected by the Muslim newcomers and duly approved by the local ordinance officials. Mahareen is the plural of the Arabic mahar, meaning “clever one.” The facility in Campbell County is considerably larger, occupying more than 100 acres. An additional compound reportedly has materialized in Bedford County near the city of Roanoke.

Several Virginia compounds appear to possess obstacle courses, and firing ranges.

Members of the compounds have been known to refer to themselves as “soldiers of Allah” and “Mohammad’s commandos.”

And so, the hills of Virginia are alive with the sound of jihad – but the authorities don’t seem to be listening.

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