Earlier this week, Governor Deval Patrick reacted strongly to federal officials designation of Boston as a terror pipeline. Here’s the Channel 5 report.
First off, the 9/11 terrorists used Boston as a base from which to launch their attacks. Second the marathon bombers were radicalized while attending the Islamic Society of Boston, which was founded by a jihadist imam. And now the jihadist beheader in Oklahoma is reported to have ties to the Islamic Society of Boston.
Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen — the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned. Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. Just two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, Webb spoke at a fundraiser with Awlaki with hopes to raise funds for Atlanta-based H. Rap Brown, a man that shot and killed two police officers. The FBI documents also found that “Webb and Awlaki may be associated with the Muslim American Society,” which is a group described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism as being “founded as the United States Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Nolen took a picture of himself (above) September 5th, just three weeks before he brutally murdered an innocent woman, standing in front of the gates of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.
Radical Islam is in America, Radical Islam has a center in Cambridge. For Governor Patrick to say otherwise is a lie. It is time for the Coexist crowd to understand what the stakes are.
We may not want to admit that we are in a multigenerational war with Radical Islam, but the radical Islamists have declared war on us. And one of the centers of the radical Islamic Movement is in the East Cambridge neighborhood.