2007 May 08 Tuesday
Half Of Fort Dix Terrorist Plotters Were Illegal Aliens

None of the terrorists recently arrested for a plot to kill people at Fort Dix in New Jersey is from Iraq. The war in Iraq did not deter these Muslim immigrants from plotting to attack a US military facility. All the plotters were foreign-born and hence would not be in the United States if we didn't let them enter the United States in the first place.

The narrative of a foiled terror plot spelled out in the federal complaint issued yesterday by officials in New Jersey is full of tiny moments that are clearly chilling yet undeniably strange. Certainly, the 27-page document describing a plot to kill soldiers at the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey stands out as one of the more detailed descriptions to emerge so early in a terrorism case during the last few years.

While the document paints a picture of a bloody-minded, though occasionally unsophisticated, plot, it is worth recalling that acts of terror — even deadly ones — have often included glaring strategic flaws in the past. One of the terrorists in the 1993 scheme to destroy the World Trade Center, in fact, returned to a rental office to claim his deposit for the truck that carried explosives into the complex’s garage.

The current case came to light in early 2006 when the suspects — four ethnic Albanians, three of them brothers; a Jordanian; and a Turk — asked their local video store to transfer their own improvised jihadist videotape to DVD and a representative of the store called the authorities. Within weeks, federal agents managed to infiltrate the group with an informer who recorded them with apparent ease — at home, in their cars and on the phone for more than a year.

If we didn't let them come here they wouldn't be here to shoot people or explode bombs.

Half of the suspects are illegal aliens and they are all foreign born.

Q: Who are the suspects?

A: They are men in their 20s. All are Muslims born outside the United States and four are ethnic Albanian. Five live in New Jersey and one in Philadelphia. One is a U.S. citizen, two are legal residents and three are in the country illegally. They have had jobs installing roofs, working as clerks at stores and driving taxis. Some of the men have wives and children.

Why weren't they satisfied to live in the land of opportunity and work at jobs?

The neoconservatives and assorted deluded liberals in the Clinton Administration believed that if we sided with the Muslim Albanians and against the Orthodox Christian Serbs over Kosovo that our doing so would make Muslims all over the world more favorably disposed toward the United States. So the US came down on the side of the Albanians and painted the Serbs as vicious killers. But pro-Muslim US policy in the Balkans did not sway these Albanian Muslims to love America.

Serdar Tatar got the idea of attacking Fort Dix by delivering pizza there.

Q: Why did they target Fort Dix?

A: One of the suspects, Serdar Tatar, had delivered pizza on the base and said he knew it like the back of his hand, Christie said.

The liberal universalists still think their Muslim appeasement strategy can work. The Democratic Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee wants to make Kosovo into a state in order to make the Jihadists like the West.

At the hearing, titled The Outlook for the Independence of Kosova (the Islamic and dhimmi spelling of the province), Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee said the following:

"Just a reminder to the predominantly Muslim-led government[s] in this world that here is yet another example that the United States leads the way for the creation of a predominantly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe. This should be noted by both responsible leaders of Islamic governments, such as Indonesia, and also for jihadists of all color and hue. The United States principles are universal, and in this instance, the United States stands foursquare for the creation of an overwhelmingly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe."

Liberal universalism leads liberals to support the creation of Muslim countries in Europe. That's universalism? I want no part of it.

Lawrence Auster responds to Lantos and the Fort Dix plotters.

Well, gosh all mighty, the jihadists of the world, especially the Albanian jihadists, sure are taking note of the great favor we've been doing for Albanian Muslims these last few years as we've pushed for the creation of an Albanian Muslim state in Kosovo. Of the six Muslim men arrested in the plot to attack the Fort Dix, New Jersey U.S. Army base and mass murder U.S. servicemen, four are ethnic Albanians.

Yep. Telling Muslims that we just love the spread of Muslim power and the establishment of Islamic states in the West sure is a smart way to make jihadists feel all warm and cuddly toward us and stop wanting to spread Muslim power and create Muslim states in the West!

Larry points to a post by Carol Iannone where Carol explains why liberal universalism and diversity are the enemy of our national identity and of respect for our history.

Believe it or not, it's really not surprising that a professor has got himself into trouble by emailing George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation to his college community.  Many, perhaps most, Americans do not realize how thoroughly our national identity has been reconstituted as DIVERSITY.  I don't mean that we are more diverse as a people, which is obvious, but that our very essence, our very raison d'etre, our very identity as a nation has become diversity.  This has arisen from the multiculturalism of the Left which seeks to destroy any idea of a common culture and favors our dissolution into subcultures, but also, ironically, gains support from the universalism of the Right. 

If as the Right holds, our American ideals are universal and require no cultural underpinnings or even any historical basis, but are applicable to all humanity everywhere right now, and it is racist and condescending even to think otherwise, it can be perceived as something of an insult to act or speak in any manner whatsover as if we might actually have a specific historic culture, or even that our ideals might have had some specific historical embodiment.  Such a position can imply that other histories and cultural formations might not as readily support the ideals of liberal self-government and this must be utterly forbidden.  Yes, those from militaristic, authoritarian, oligarchic, hierarchic, mandarin, feudal, and tribal cultures are entitled by our current fictions to believe that their historical backgrounds are equally conducive to the realization of democratic idealism, because of its absolute, apodictical universality.  Likewise, since the ideals are universal, no special homage is due to America or to our American heroes for realizing them in fact. 

Liberal universalism holds that Iraqis love freedom as much as we do. Liberal universalism holds that Muslims in the Balkans have a culture that is just as supportive of freedom of speech and religion as we do. This is madness.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2007 May 08 11:57 PM  Immigration Terrorism

Jim Souter said at May 9, 2007 4:49 AM:

Just for the record, the UK has been afflicted by massive Albanian immigration lately.
Undoubtedly they are the very worst ethnicity that can be graced with the title 'European'.
In fact I would go as far as not calling them White people at all.

tommy said at May 9, 2007 7:05 PM:

It appears they snuck in from Mexico:


nz conservative said at May 9, 2007 9:32 PM:

The rules of liberal idelogy appear to be that pro western christians are guilty untill proven innocent, while minority muslims are innocent until proven guilty.

nz conservative said at May 9, 2007 9:36 PM:

oops, sorry about misspelling ideology.

John S Bolton said at May 9, 2007 11:09 PM:

Here we are presented with yet another reductio ad absurdum of the unspeakably
malicious Jacobin ideals,

where these mean:
Fraternity, or brotherhood even with long-term irreconcilable enemies,
Equality, even as between foreign aggressors and the peaceable, loyal and productive citizens,
and Liberty, as an ideal which even includes freedom-for-aggression, and for foreign criminals
at large within the borders.
Regarding universalism vs. particularism,
the particularism of loyalty being owed to citizens,
regardless of the needy state of foreigners,
was grossly violated by waving in hostiles, Islamic enemies
from abroad, as if they had a right to be here.
These terrorists had mostly low-paid jobs;
it is not likely that any of them would have been net taxpayers.
Therefore an increase in the level of aggression on the net taxpayer of our citizenry was underway, even before the terror plot, and this was traitorous for officials to allow.

John S Bolton said at May 9, 2007 11:30 PM:

Further, there is here another, most inconvenient, factual refutation of the likely ill-intentioned doctrine
which would have us believe that moving to a country without establishment of spiritual religion,
is in itself transformative,
even to the extent of melting the animosity of the Islamic hostiles themselves,
who from what will probably be called
tragic, senseless, inexplicable, mysterious, patternless, hopelessly unintelligible, ineffable
nevertheless remained fully hostile.
How could this happen; do we have enemies still, even when we say all men are brothers?
How can there be unequals, when the governments' own professoriate insists that all men are equal?
How can freedom-for-aggression give rise to aggression, when nature has made us
responsible users of any and every sort of freedom, or so we are assured?

Vee said at May 10, 2007 1:11 PM:

Yes, sometimes the mind truly boggles...

SA link to London bomb arrests

JOHANNESBURG – Four people, including the two grandchildren of a South African anti-apartheid activist, were arrested in Britain in connection with deadly bombings in London two years ago, News24 reported on Thursday.
The British media said Hasina Patel, 30-year-old widow of one of the bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan, was one of the four held by police.
Patel is the granddaughter of anti-apartheid activist Ismail Patel of Germiston on the East Rand. He died in 1973 after being under house arrest for 10 years.
Hasina’s mother, Farida, who was also born in South Africa, was described as a pillar of her community, who had been invited to Buckingham Palace for tea in recognition of her work as a teacher.

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