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This is about the incidences of prison conversions to Islam and their leading to terrorism

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Submitted by sara (United States), May 21, 2009 at 22:02

Really, the story here is the increasing incidences of conversions happening within the prison system where at risk african american youth are targetted by sanctioned Muslim Imams and later get swept up into terror plots. The cell in Los Angeles mentioned in the list was a similar situation, with 5 out of the 6 being converted in prison, and one born Muslim . "Homegrown" is a separate issue from U.S. converts in that homegrowns can be foreign born who are radicalized in the U.S. while this issue is more about the fact that conversions to Islam in prisons result in terror plots and radicalization. Adam Gadahn is an example of conversion and targetting by extremists.

This is a serious problem in Western country prisons, UK has its share of converts who are later involved in terrorist activities. In fact the NYPD itself put out a report in 2007 about Homegrown terror in the U.S. (see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20278590/ )

Unfortunately, the correllation between African American prisoners with prior rap sheets who convert to Islam and involve themselves in terror activities causes confusion in the concept of criminal vs. terrorist acts. There is a distinct difference between a criminal who commits robberies or other such crimes and an extremist who intends to harm innocent civilians with acts of terrorism.

... In 2005, Bush administration 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.

Convicted terror conspirator Jose Padilla converted to Islam during a stint at a Broward County, Fla., jail and reportedly fell in with terrorist recruiters after his release.

Convicted "shoe bomber" Richard Reid converted to Islam with the help of an extremist imam in a British prison .

Aqil Collins, a self-confessed jihadist turned FBI informant, converted to Islam while doing time in a California juvenile detention center. At a terrorist camp in Afghanistan, he went on to train with one of the men accused of kidnapping and beheading Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

In East Texas, inmates were recruited with a half-hour videotape featuring the anti-Semitic rants of California-based Imam Muhammad Abdullah, who claims that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were actually carried out by the Israeli and U.S. governments.

Federal corrections officials told congressional investigators during the Bush years "that convicted terrorists from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing were put into their prisons' general population, where they radicalized inmates and told them that terrorism was part of Islam." ... http://townhall.com/columnists/MichelleMalkin/2009/05/22/the_jihadi_virus_in_our_jails

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