Boston, home to al-Qaida for a decade

Al-Qaida-tied Islamic extremists have made the United States their home since at least 8 years before the terrorist attack on 9/11, and one place they chose as a base of operations is none other than Boston, birthplace of the American Revolution.

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A report published April 23 by the Henry Jackson Society, lists 26 individuals by name who are or have resided in and around Boston, each having al-Qaida connections.

Although the Henry Jackson Society is a London-based think tank, it takes its name from an American politician — the late Henry “Scoop” Jackson, who served as a U.S. senator representing Washington.

Referring to the report itself, The Washington Free Beacon observed:

Jihadist activity has taken place in Massachusetts since at least 1993 and includes in-state fundraising for terrorism, “those convicted of planning jihad, and even those who have been killed while fighting abroad,” according to the report by terrorism analyst Robin Simcox.

“Even prior to last week’s Boston bombing, there had been twenty-six individuals with links to Massachusetts connected to AQ [al Qaeda] and AQ-inspired terrorism,” the report notes. “Fifteen had lived in Massachusetts, with eleven 9/11 hijackers using the Boston area as a temporary base from which to launch their attacks.”

In addition to individuals, the report lists organizations. Prominent among these is Care, International, which has been engaged in “fundraising, recruiting, and providing other forms of logistical support for violent jihad.”

The Free Beacon notes:

Care was founded in 1993 in Boston and “solicited funds and support for mujahideen fighters and jihadist causes, including Bosnia and Chechnya,” according to the report.

Care was found to have direct ties to the Al Kifah Refugee Center, the U.S. branch of Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK), an organization founded in part by Osama bin Laden to combat Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

The report is ever-mindful of the April 15 Boston Marathon terrorist bombing, and considers that event the latest of an at least two decade continuum.

“While the motivations of the Tsarnaev brothers are still partially unclear, the tragic events in Boston last week should still be viewed in the context of the ongoing threat that Massachusetts has faced from AQ and AQ-inspired militancy,” the report states.

Read more at The Washington Free Beacon.

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  • KB Cook

    Another enclave is Minneapolis. Always on the alert for what will happen in my current town of residence…

  • http://www.michaelsribnicklaw.com Michael G. Sribnick,

    I am glad liberals are waking up and realizing that the Emporer wears wears no clothes.

  • http://www.michaelsribnicklaw.com Michael G. Sribnick,

    I am glad that the liberals are waking up and realizing that the Emperor wears no clothes.

    Michael

  • David

    Over 250 AQ cells in the US and the Obama gubmit is just now realizing that. One question…why are they still in the US?

  • David Castlen

    Can anyone say Pompano Beach, FL?

  • http://Bizpac Ted

    A FREE Country will always be home to crazies and criminals before they are caught. Think of all the religious cults and white power gangs and "funny" compounds of people living back in the woods in Idaho and Michigan. In order to remove anyone from this country, you have to have cause. Just because you don't agree with me, I can't have you sent to back to some dark hole of a country. You and I and anyone who is in this country is guaranteed certain rights. Citizens, more, but, everyone, nonetheless. You can't begin to minimize the other guys' rights without selling yours down the drain. Hey, Doc, was the other post from a twin, an echo, or do you just like to use your signature. I know a guy with almost the same list of Initials. He checks buttholes legally. Couldn't resist. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  • http://facebook Mary Liz Danuser

    Unlike what mainstream media thinks.Muslims&their religion isn't a loving one to all.From childhood they are taught to kill anyone that doesn't believe or think as they.All the same I'm happy many are waking up to real facts.LIz

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