Friday, June 22, 2007

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.

Nothing follows.


Blogger Baron Bodissey said...


Thank you. None of this would have happened without you.


6/22/2007 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

I must be overlooking something. Just because something runs as a story on one of the MSM outlets, does that necessarily mean that something will be actually done about it?

I'm not seeing reports that any of these doofi have been arrested, nor that the FBI has paid any visits to inspect the facilities, nor that ATF is massing preparatory to burning them out a la Waco.

My bet is that Gonzales is so busy defending himself against charges of favoritism for firing DAs that no one is prosecuting terrorist wannabe's. Just like Clinton let bin Laden slide when *he* was defending himself against personal attacks.

Surely there is some sort of probably cause that would get the cops into these places all across the country to start opening doors and kicking tires ... but no one seems to want to open that Pandora's box for fear of what sort of ugly publicity would pop out.

6/23/2007 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger Chieftain of Seir said...

I know someone who lives quite close to Hancock HQ of Jamaat al Fuqra. The story I am getting from them and other people is that this camp has been under government surveillance for a long time. They don't have an inside scoop or anything, but strangers kind of stick out in Hancock. Take that for what it is worth….

I also appreciate the work that Gates of Vienna has done on this group. I knew that there was a Muslim group with a compound in Hancock that ran around with guns and generally had nasty relations with the locals. But nobody I talked to knew their name or the fact that they had more camps in other places. You can read my post on the subject here if you are interested in the gossip on the group as a local hears it.

I have to say though, that I think that the whole threat that Jamaat al Fuqra is a little overplayed by Gates of Vienna and company. I would rather have them gathered into a rural compound were they stick out like a sore thumb then have them be scattered in an urban environment where they harder to keep track of. If the government moved to break up the group now, they would probably only get charges to stick to couple of people. The rest would go free and be harder to track.

The people that scare me are the people that don't stick out.

6/23/2007 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Crazy Marzouq Redneck Muslim said...

What is demonstrated here is a very good example of 5GW!


You da Man Wretchard!

Salaam eleikum Y'all!

6/23/2007 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Buddy Larsen said...

Right on--good show, Gates of Vienna. FoxNews recently did a little investigative reporting over that way. Public awareness is a giant step forward. But, if it builds at all, it takes individuals to build it.

6/24/2007 07:28:00 AM  
Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

FYI, in case anyone missed my expose of the JuF compound just outside Ottawa, here you go:

This one, right here in Canada, needs to be looked into more. And exposed more.

6/24/2007 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger gdude said...

Here's another group trying to help track some of this stuff:

Interesting in that they are receiving help from (what they term) moderate Muslims.

6/25/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Amir Ali Tayyab said...

I request MODERATORS to remove BELMONT CLUB's abuses against me

As long the abusive content against me online at will remain at the blog of Belmont Club, this blog of mine against them will continue as a protest. As soon that is removed, it will be removed accordingly.

Amir Ali Tayyab

6/26/2007 08:27:00 AM  

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