Terrorists in our midst
How and why Islamists, jihadists, sleeper cells are flocking to U.S.
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com
Shortly after the release of his explosive PBS documentary "Jihad in
America" – featuring video footage of terrorists and their supporters
holding boisterous fund-raising rallies throughout America's heartland --
investigative journalist and terrorism expert Steven Emerson was informed by
federal officials that an Islamist death squad had been dispatched to kill
him. He should leave his home immediately, he was told.
Ever since then, the former CNN reporter, working full-time on tracking
the spread of terrorist networks to American shores, has ceased to maintain
a home address, varies his routine, takes a different route to work each day
and practices other "living-underground" techniques.
Emerson tells his amazing story in the December edition of WND's
acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, in an issue titled
"TERRORISTS AMONG US."
With the help of a staff of researchers, Emerson has followed the
terrorists' monetary sources, monitored their attacks and plans, exposed
their ties to charitable foundations and assisted a variety of government
agencies in the battle against them.
"What we discovered," he says, "is that, indeed, international terrorist
organizations of all sorts had set up shop here in America. They often took
advantage of religious, civic, or charitable organizations. Usually this was
more than enough to fool the public, the police, and especially naïve
leaders of religious or educational institutions, who were more than willing
to encourage and sponsor these groups in the name of 'multiculturalism' and
Meanwhile, he adds, U.S.-based terrorists have used these organizations
to ferry equipment to Middle Eastern terror groups, to provide financial
support to the families of suicide bombers, coordinate efforts with other
terrorist networks around the world, and ultimately, he says, "to plan and
support terrorist acts in the Untied States."
Yet, despite the extreme threat of further terror attacks on American
soil, the U.S. government and much of the news media seem unwilling or
unable to confront the radioactive religious core of the current conflict.
As expert Mideast analyst Daniel Pipes notes in this issue of Whistleblower:
"A virtual taboo exists in official circles about Islam's role in the
violence; in the words of one senior State Department official, this subject
'has to be tiptoed around.' As a result, the violence is treated as though
it comes out of nowhere, the work of (in Bush's description) 'a bunch of
"This issue of Whistleblower," says WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah, "is
free of the politically correct sensitivities of the State Department. It
succeeds in effectively connecting the dots and showing the relationships
between al-Qaida, other organized groups, 'sleeper cells,' so-called
'freelancers' like sniper suspect John Muhammad, the Saudi rulers who fund
radicalized Islamic schools worldwide, including throughout the U.S., and
much more. If you really want to understand the threat America is now
facing, read this issue."
Exposing Jihad Within Our Borders
In Our Midst
Jihad In America
Emerson goes underground
Posted: December 5, 2002
11:25 a.m. Eastern