tisdag, augusti 19, 2008

Islamistiska infiltratörer

Daniel Pipes ger oss ett nytt varningsord.
Denna gång om det ökande antalet
islamistiska infiltratörer.
Inom polis, säkerhetstjänst, skolor,
universitet, kommuner etc....
Aafia Siddiqui, 36, is a Pakistani mother of three,
an alumna of MIT, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience
from Brandeis University. She is also accused
of working for Al-Qaeda and was charged last
week in New York City with attempting to kill
American soldiers.
Aafia Siddiqui is accused of working for Al-Qaeda.
Her arrest serves to remind how invisibly most
Islamist infiltration proceeds. In particular, an
have sought to penetrate U.S. intelligence agencies.
Such a well-placed infiltrator can wreak great damage
explains a former CIA chief of counterintelligence,
Michael Sulick: "In the war on terrorism, intelligence
has replaced the Cold War's tanks and fighter planes
as the primary weapon against an unseen enemy."
Islamist moles, he argues, "could inflict far more
damage to national security than Soviet spies,"
for the U.S. and Soviet Union never actually fought
each other, whereas now, "our nation is at war."
Here are some American cases of attempted infiltration
since 2001 that have been made public:
The Air Force discharged Sadeq Naji Ahmed, a Yemeni
immigrant, when his superiors learned of his pro-Al-
Qaeda statements. Ahmed subsequently became a
baggage screener at Detroit's Metro Airport, which
terminated him for hiding his earlier discharge from
the Air Force. He was convicted of making false
statements and sentenced to eighteen months in jail.
The Chicago Police Department fired Patricia Eng-Hussain
just three days into her training on learning that her
husband, Mohammad Azam Hussain, was arrested for
being an active member of Mohajir Qaumi Movement-
Haqiqi (MQM-H), a Pakistani terrorist group.
The Chicago Police Department also fired Arif
Sulejmanovski, a supervising janitor at its 25th
District station after it learned his name was
on a federal terrorist watch list of international
terrorism suspects.
Mohammad Alavi, an engineer at the Palo Verde
nuclear power plant, was arrested as he arrived
on a flight from Iran, accused of taking computer
access codes and software to Iran that provide
details on the plant's control rooms and plant layout.
He subsequently pleaded guilty to transporting stolen
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