Written By: FA ME
IT is not always the case, that naturalized U.S. Citizen would take a meaningful oath and abide to it protecting the United States and its people! these are merely words for them, they don’t take it seriously, on the contrary, they might take advantage of it and use it against the people here in the U.S. In many cases, those who have committed actions of terrorism which significantly harmed United States were people who have been naturalized as U.S. citizens. Take for example the two Tsarnaev brothers of Boston Marathon Bombings, whom were radicalized and influenced by Jihadi ideas and committed their crime and caused panic and damage in property and life. Another example is Nidal Hasan who was influenced by Al-Qaeda person “Al-Awlaki” (who himself was an American) and was responsible for Fort Hood shooting in 2009.
There is a long list of people originally US citizen and plotted terrorist attacks on US soil, and here is a list:
1)) In 2002, Pakistani-American Iyman Faris worked as a truck driver in Columbus, Ohio. He was convicted of providing material support to al Qaeda for his role in a plot to attack the Brooklyn Bridge. WikiLeaks documents released this spring reveal more details about Faris’ role in the war on terror. Faris pleaded guilty to providing material support to al Qaeda and was sentenced in October 2003 to 20 years in prison. He’s now behind bars in Florence, Ohio.
2)) In September 2004, then-26-year-old Ryan Anderson, a U.S. citizen and member of the Washington National Guard, was convicted of passing military information to American agents posing as al Qaeda operatives. Anderson, a convert to Islam, was arrested earlier that year at Fort Lewis, Washington. According to the News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington, which covered Anderson’s story extensively, military prosecutors contended that Anderson had “grown disgusted” with what he viewed as “the moral decay” of America, and that Anderson disagreed with the war in Iraq. He was also upset that his Guard unit was being deployed.
3)) In 2005, authorities announced that they had foiled a plot, concocted in a California prison, to use proceeds from gas station robberies to carry out terror attacks. Planned targets included military recruitment centers, synagogues and the Israeli consulate. Kevin James pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to levy war against the government of the United States through terrorism, and to oppose by force the authority of the U.S. government. The danger of Islamic radicalization inside American prisons is “real and present,” Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said in June during a controversial hearing on the subject. King is the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. King weighed in on the alleged plot revealed this week, telling CNN that evidence in the case against Arbabsia is strong.
4)) In October 2010, after a New York judge sentenced a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen to life in prison for trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, Faisal Shahzad warned the court, “Brace yourself. The war with Muslims has just begun.” Shahzad had an MBA and was at one point a financial analyst. He was living in Connecticut. On May 1, 2010, Shazad parked a vehicle in Times Square rigged with an explosive device that did not go off. Street vendors tipped off police to the abandoned car. He was caught aboard a flight about to depart from New York en route to Dubai. He allegedly confessed to the plot.
– So what we see in common with all those people who have been plotting or committing acts of terrorism is their “Islamic Radicalization” – this ideology is far beyond words to be sworn before a judge or an oath to be taken to protect the people! In the terrorists’ mind there are many Islamic ideological concepts, which is hard to be interpreted, or even to break it down with all these different schools of Islam – this is how media plays a major role in influencing individuals by providing misleading information.
In my opinion, from the many years of study and reading, Islam now has three major classes “Categories”: They are either extremists (which the majority are, even without actions to indicate that) who are promoting the extreme school of interpreting the Quranic verses and topics based on prophet Mohammed’s era – this is why we see ISIS is legitimizing slavery and raping of captives of war, this has been taken from genuine books of Islam and is applied to modern life. This School is starting to spread quickly especially when there is no other school that can compete with it. The second class are the moderate, and their interpretation of Islam is in a weak position, historically, financially, and economically. their point of difference with the extreme school is the disagreement on waging Jihad, because moderate Muslims believe that they are incapable now of doing so, but they are awaiting the time when they can! this explains the less violent interpretation of Islam, since they want to cope with their current life, even when they live among infidels! This school also adopt silence when it comes to condemning extremists’ actions, because they know it is a core teaching thing, especially if the perpetrator is Muslim. They condemn killing of Muslims if was conducted by Israel, like what we see in Gaza conflict. Or if Americans have done it. But we see them silent when Muslim terrorists do these actions – this is evident in what happened in Iraq towards Yezidis and Christians. Hypocrisy is much more dangerous than terrorism!
The third school, is a school of change! it is a school of “unknowing”! these are individuals in most of the cases away from their families, who are converting from Islam to either Atheism, or Christianity, or to other denominations – they search for the truth, and seek balance to their life. They are not abide to traditions or tribes, they are basically free from committing to any group or idea. They mostly live in the West, and have creative ideas about the future. They also abhor Islamic extremism and trying to influence others to take their path. Because they have knowledge in their former faith as Muslims, they can easily pin point the difference of other schools, and refute any disagreements. These people what we need to focus on!