It`s The Jihad, Stupid

Canadian law enforcement officials should be proud of
busting a reputed Islamic terrorist network that may
span seven nations. Instead, our northern neighbors are
trying their damnedest to whitewash the jihadi
ties that bind the accused plotters and their

murder-minded peers
around the world.

We live on a doomed continent of ostriches.

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police official coined the
baneful phrase "broad strata" to describe the

segment of Canadian society
from whence Qayyum Abdul
Jamal and his fellow adult suspects Fahim Ahmad, Zakaria
Amara, Asad Ansari, Shareef Abdelhaleen, Mohammed Dirie,
Yasim Abdi Mohamed, Jahmaal James, Amin Mohamed Durrani,
Abdul Shakur, Ahmad Mustafa Ghany and Saad Khalid came.

"Broad"? I suppose it is so if one defines
to mean more than one spelling variation of


. Or perhaps, as Internet humorist Jim Treacher 

, "broad" refers to the "strata"
of the suspects` beard lengths.

Undeterred by the obvious, Toronto police chief Bill

assured the public
that the Muslim suspects "were
motivated by an ideology based on politics, hatred and
terrorism, and not on faith. . . . I am not aware of any

that these individuals were influenced by."

Well, Chief Blindspot, try the

Al-Rahman Islamic Center for Islamic Education.

That`s the Canadian storefront mosque where eldest
suspect Qayyum Abdul Jamal is, according to
his own lawyer, a prayer leader and active member—along
with many of the other Muslim males arrested in the

Many clueless North Americans remain shocked,
shocked, that jihadis live among them—despite the
open secret of our

northern neighbor`s reputation

an Islamic terrorist safe haven.
A cloud of
befuddlement looms. The Toronto Star reports,
with jaw-dropping dim-wittedness, that "it is
difficult to find a common denominator"
among those
who would kill us.
[ note: To be
Star staff reporters  Surya
Bhattacharya, Nasreen Gulamhusein and Heba Aly  report
that in the
Toronto Star.

The ties that bind 17 suspects?

Jun. 4, 2006]

Pass me a

It`s the jihad, stupid. It`s been
going on since before the

. And it continues under our noses.

The Canadian plot has been tied to the

arrests of two young Georgia Muslim men
earlier this
year. One is Ehsanul Islam Sadequee. Note to editors:
please do not

"Islam" with the word "Peace."

Sadequee and Syed Haris Ahmed traveled to Toronto
last March and met with several other targets of a Joint
Terrorism Task Force probe. They discussed terrorist
strikes on oil refineries and military bases, and

"plotted how to disable the Global Positioning System."

Ahmed went on to Pakistan in an effort to obtain
"Islamic schooling"
at a terrorist training camp,
according to an FBI affidavit.

The ranks of the infidel-annihilating plotters among
us are legion.

In May, Shahawar Matin Siraj was convicted of
plotting to blow up the Herald Square subway station in
New York City. He caught the

attention of law enforcement
after ranting against
the United States at a local

Islamic bookstore.

Also last month, Virginia Death Row inmate and

Nation of Islam convert
John Allen Mohammed was
convicted of six Maryland murders from his

fall 2002 Beltway-area criminal spree.
brainwashed Muslim protégé,

Lee Malvo,
  testified that the duo plotted to kill
children, cops and pregnant women—and to recruit and
train 140 homeless men at a Canadian compound who would
commit mass terror in cities across America.

In April, a federal jury convicted 23-year-old

Hamid Hayat,

Lodi, Calif
., man, of attending a terrorist training
camp in

and returning to the U.S. to commit violent
jihad against his fellow citizens.

In March, Iranian-born U.S. citizen

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar
drove a

rented Jeep Cherokee
into a mass of students on the
campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
to avenge U.S. actions against Muslims around the world.
"I live with the holy Koran as my

constitution for right and wrong
and definition of
the UNC engineering grad


Last summer, officials busted a terrorist plot to
attack infidels at military and Jewish sites in Los
Angeles on the fourth anniversary of 9/11 or the Jewish
holy days. It was devised by militant Muslim converts of

Jam`iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh
(Arabic for
"Assembly of Authentic Islam"
) who had

sworn allegiance to violent jihad
at California`s
New Folsom State Prison.

No common denominator? Please extract your infidel
heads from the blinding sands before you lose them.

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores

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