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Hancock, NY - Radical Muslim Paramilitary Compound Flourishes In Upper New York State.

Published on: May 15, 2007 07:07 PM
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Hancock, NY - Situated within a dense forest at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on the outskirts of Hancock, New York, Islamberg is not an ideal place for a summer vacation unless, of course, you are an exponent of the Jihad or a fan of Osama bin Laden.

The 70 acre complex is surrounded with “No trespassing” signs; the rocky terrain is infested with rattlesnakes; and the woods are home to black bears, coyotes, wolves, and a few bobcats

Venturing into the complex last summer, Douglas Hagmann, an intrepid investigator and director of the Northeast Intelligence Service, came upon a military training area at the eastern perimeter of the property. The area was equipped with ropes hanging from tall trees, wooden fences for scaling, a make-shift obstacle course, and a firing range. Hagmann said that the range appeared to have been in regular use.

Islamberg is a branch of Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who refers to himself as “the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr,” Gilani, has been directly linked by court documents to Jamaat ul-Fuqra or “community of the impoverished,” an organization that seeks to “purify” Islam through violence.

Over the years, numerous members of Jamaat ul-Fuqra have been convicted in US courts of such crimes as conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, gun smuggling, and workers’ compensation fraud. Others remain leading suspects in criminal cases throughout the country, including ten unsolved assassinations and seventeen fire-bombings between 1979 and 1990.

The criminal charges against the group and the criminal convictions are not things of the past. In 2001, a resident of a California compound was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy; another was charged with gun-smuggling’ and twenty-four members of the Red House community were convicted of firearms violations.

By 2004 federal investigators uncovered evidence that linked both the DC “sniper killer” John Allen Muhammed and “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid to the group and reports surfaced that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded in the process of attempting to obtain an interview with Sheikh Gilani in Pakistan. [canadafreepress]


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 May 23, 2007 at 08:21 PM Anonymous Says:

I just heard about this on the radio. Supposedly there are more of these camps in our country. The Muslim extremists must think we're complete morons. The cancer of jihad is metastasizing.

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 May 21, 2007 at 09:36 PM Anonymous Says:

oddly enough, I live near Hancock. They just refer to it as "the compound"... kids go to school in Hancock, and it's just run-of-the-mill there.

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 May 17, 2007 at 12:38 AM Anonymous Says:

Who remebers El Rukns??? He who forgets the past is destined to repeat it.

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 May 15, 2007 at 07:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Shloima,
I hope you sent this off to appropriate people. Perhaps the hamodium or yusid would like to do something with it.

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 May 15, 2007 at 05:55 PM Anonymous Says:

gees why doesn't the county go after them for tax evasion like they do the yiddishe mosdos

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 May 15, 2007 at 04:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Do you people realize that this place is located approx 30 minutes from Wal-Mart Exit 105 in the catskills. do you here have any idea how the camps upstate are in danger if they are not shut down??????

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 May 15, 2007 at 01:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Are you kidding me?! They can't shut this place down?

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 May 15, 2007 at 01:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Hu? Are you saying that KJ's are also Murderers like the animals at this compound?

Are you by any chance Muslim?

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 May 15, 2007 at 10:15 AM Anonymous Says:

sounds no different than KJ. hope they have enough water.

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