Band of Bloggers
Gates of Vienna is glad to see the mainstream media covering the network of Jamaat al Fuqra facilities across the US after long months when only Gates of Vienna, Politics of CP and a Jacksonian were covering the story. "Regular readers know that you heard it here first, in October 2005."
A small band of bloggers has been following this issue for a long time at not an inconsiderable cost in effort and bother to themselves. Gates of Vienna has in especial been very active in looking at a network of facilities which, not to put too fine a point on it, deserve a closer look. This case demonstrates what can be achieved by private citizens acting entirely within the law and creatively using the resources at their disposal. They had nothing special, unless you count their special personalities. In this instance as in every other, it is the individual that makes things happen. And they did.