Jihadists gain ‘little support’ in US despite new attacks (BS)
A little PC apologist propaganda for ya. Naturally, I will add my own non-PC analysis.
Pasadena, 7 May (AKI) – Effective intelligence gathering and an unsympathetic Muslim community have discouraged homegrown jihadist terrorism in the United States, according to a new study by the Rand Corporation. The study was released by the Californian-based think-tank just days after Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad was charged over the failed car bomb attack in New York’s Times Square.
-Nice timing, get something out to show not all minions are violent killers. The issue was never the numbers of “violent” muslims the issue is how many support and defend them.
While there were 13 cases of domestic terrorism during 2009, the perpetrators were mostly individuals who recruited themselves as terrorists, the Rand study said.
-Could they have “recruited themselves” if the koran did not support their efforts?
The study is entitled “Would-Be Warriors: Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalisation in the United States since September 11, 2001”.
Since the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, there has been no evidence of widespread or large networks of homegrown terrorists planning attacks on US soil, the study said.
-Except for all those pesky cells that have been rolled up and the losers that left the US to train and conduct jihad overseas. How could any of that be a pattern?
“Last year was troubling because it saw the most incidents of domestic radicalisation since 2001,” said the study’s author, Brian Michael Jenkins, senior advisor to the president of Rand, a non-profit research group.
I’m not sure you could classify a global criminal organization filled with trainers, money men, clerics and fighters as “domestic” but then again I do not work for Rand.
“While most of these plots were detected and foiled—in many cases they were planned by would-be terrorists who were particularly inept—there certainly will be more domestic terrorist attempts in the future.”
Jenkins said that the Times Square bomb attempt was another reminder that ‘homegrown’ terrorism posed a real threat.
-The homegrown myth was busted when the Pakistanis arrested his friends.
The study found there were 46 publicly reported cases of domestic radicalisation and recruitment to jihadist terrorism in the United States since the 9/11 attacks to the end of 2009.
-What no mention of a certain yemini/american citizen and his role?
An average of three people were accused in each case and half the cases involved only one individual, but a total of 125 people were involved overall.
Only two of the 46 incidents resulted in deaths and both involved lone gunmen.
-Even in our military the numbers of support soldiers dwarf the numbers of trigger pullers. The more telling statistic would be the number of attacks stopped by muslims turning in one of these clowns, their trainers, recruiters and supporters, prior to an attempt. Oh, yeah, I forgot they only show remorse after the attack fails.
The incidents involved the murder of a soldier and wounding of another at an army recruiting office in Arkansas, and the murder of 13 people by Nidal Hassan at Fort Hood in Texas.
The 46 domestic terrorist cases exclude plots by foreign terrorists who either attempted or carried out attacks in the United States.
“One of the key factors in the increase in homegrown terrorism has been the Internet,” Jenkins said. “There has been a dramatic increase in the number of jihadist websites and chat rooms, and particularly the increase in English-language sites.
“Without ever leaving the United States—or even their own homes—would-be jihadists can readily find resonance and reinforcement of their own complaints, as well as other jihadists who are only too eager to encourage and focus their anger.”
-Clearly, this is an apologist piece and not serous research into cause and effect. The only thing missing so far is the quote by a respected islamic cleric condemning terrorism as un-islamic.
There is no terrorist-prone personality and no real way to predict who will become a jihadist, according to the study.
-True, every reader of the koran is a potential time bomb. Although most are cowards and will not commit violence on their own, they could support jihad in other ways.
All but two of the US-based perpetrators have been men, and nearly all of them have been Muslims or Muslim converts. But those are the only traits that nearly all of them have in common.
-What a stupid comment.
Jenkins stressed these facts should not lead to mistrust of American Muslims, particularly since out of 3 million Muslims in the United States only a hundred or so have embraced armed jihad.
-Far more than the number of muslims that volunteered to translate jihadist websites, watch out for extremist clerics and that have given classes to muslim youth showing a koranic verse that would prove islam condemns violence under the name of jihad. Oh, yeah, I forgot there is no such verse.
This suggests an American Muslim population that remains hostile to violent jihadist ideology, he said.
Jenkins noted that the volume of domestic terrorism activity in the 1970s was actually much higher, with an average of 60 to 70 terrorist incidents every year.
During the nine-year period from 1970 to 1978, there were 72 people killed in terrorist incidents in the United States, more than five times the number killed by jihadist terrorists in the United States since September 11.
-So the fact that they currently suck at killing Americans means we should forget about the 15,000 attacks globally since 9/11? If this is what passes for Rand research save your money and buy a magic eight ball.
The 46 cases discussed in the report excluded plots by foreigners such as Richard Reid, the British national who tried to detonate a shoe bomb aboard an American Airlines plane in December 2001, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of attempting to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009.
-Yeah, only worry about the traitors among us, the foreign killers shouldn’t concern any of you.