NavyJack – The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam

NavyJack – The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam

An ISIS Terrorist Attack in Garland Texas

The Curtis Culwell Center terrorist attack was perpetrated by two men who attempted to carry out a mass execution of participants at an exhibit featuring cartoon images of Muhammad at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas on May 3, 2015. The terrorists opened fire on police officers at the entrance to The Curtis Culwell Center and shot a Garland Independent School District (ISD) security officer in the ankle. Shortly after the terrorists pulled up and opened fire, both were shot and wounded by Officer Gregory Stevens of the Garland Police Department. Both terrorists were eventually killed by other members of the local police.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack plot, the first time the militant group took credit for an attack in the United States.

The Terrorists

Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi were roommates living in an apartment in Phoenix, Arizona. Simpson was previously convicted of making a false statement about terrorism in 2011, and followed hacker and pro-ISIS propagandist Junaid Hussain on Twitter. Simpson was an employee at a dentist’s office, while Soofi was running a carpet cleaning business.

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A third man, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, was responsible for housing Simpson and Soofi at his home, as well as supplying them with some of the firearms and ammunition used in the attack. According to the indictment, around June 2014, the three began conspiring to support ISIS and considered targeting a number of locations for terrorist attacks.

Fast & Furious and the Terrorist’s Weapons

Both terrorists were wearing body armor. They were equipped with three assault rifles, three handguns, and 1,500 rounds of ammunition.  According to reports from the Los Angeles Times, five years before he was killed, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.  Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. Soofi’s had a history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges and was concerned that his attempted purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.

What Soofi may or may not have known was that Lone Wolf was at the center of a federal sting operation known as Fast and Furious. The purported idea of the secret program was to allow Lone Wolf to sell illegal weapons to criminals, terrorists and straw purchasers, and track the guns back to larger networks and drug cartels.  Instead, federal agents lost track of the weapons and the operation became a fiasco, particularly after several of the missing guns were linked to shootings in Mexico and the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.

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Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after 24 hours, and Soofi got the handgun.

A day after the attack, the Department of Justice sent an urgent firearms disposition request to Lone Wolf, seeking more information about Soofi and the pistol he bought in 2010, according to a June 1 letter from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, to U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch.

The FBI has refused to release any details, including serial numbers, about the weapons used in Garland by Soofi and Simpson, raising the chilling possibility that a gun sold during the Fast and Furious operation ended up being used in a terrorist attack against Americans.

The FBI’s Failed Warning

Three hours prior to the start of the event, the FBI claims to have sent a bulletin through its Dallas command post to Garland police, informing them that one of the attackers, Elton Simpson, “might be interested in going to Garland”. They also stated that they “didn’t believe Simpson had left Phoenix”.

Garland Police Chief Mitch Bates said no one at the law enforcement command post was aware of the FBI’s bulletin on Simpson prior to the attack.

“We had no information from the FBI or anyone else that Simpson posed a threat to our event,” he said.

The FBI Provides Encouragement and Material Support for the Attack

According to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court Thursday “days before the terrorist attack, Elton Simpson received a text from an undercover FBI agent. The message said “Tear up Texas”.

In addition to the fact that the affidavit clearly proves that the FBI knew about the impending attack, it also states that the FBI agent was at the Curtis Culwell Center and that an accomplice of Elton Simpson was communicating with an undercover FBI agent at the time of the attack.  According to the affidavit, this accomplice “asked the undercover officer about the Draw Muhammad event’s security, size, and police presence, during the event”. The affidavit does not specify how the FBI undercover agent responded to these questions. This information has been withheld.

Reaction from the Event Organizer

Pamela Geller, the event organizer, released a statement yesterday which said “While I do believe that undercover FBI agents have to play along with the jihadis they’re dealing with, because in order to be in an informant you have to have credibility, it’s a whole other thing if you’re encouraging and cheering on the proposed murder of Americans who are standing in defense of the freedom of speech, and then not doing anything about it.”

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Her statement continued with “Why did the FBI only have one agent there? And not a team waiting for them to shoot back?  They knew about the attack, yet they didn’t have a team there in case the jihadis started shooting?  It’s hard to escape the conclusion that the Obama FBI wanted me and the other speakers at the event dead.”

““I’ve been trying to get my mind around this thing. What was Obama trying to do? Teach Americans a lesson? Enforce the edict that he enunciated in the wake of the Benghazi jihad slaughter, that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam? Did Obama’s pro-Islam FBI want us all dead?  What other conclusion can be reached?” her statement concluded.

Summary and Conclusion

Based on the FBI affidavit, the recorded Fast & Furious transaction and the other known facts of the attack, it is not difficult to understand how some could come to the conclusion that the Obama Administration, through its agents in the ATF and the FBI, conspired and provided material support to ISIS terrorists intent on making good on the promise from President Obama himself that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”.

I lost what little faith I had left in FBI Director James Comey following his press conference where Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton was determined to be above the law with regard to her use a of a personal email server. It is clear from the evidence that this was an illegal system that was used with the intent of hiding her email communications from congressional and public scrutiny. The crimes she committed with regard to her handling of our nation’s most top secret information would result in the prosecution and incarceration of any other citizen.

FBI Director Comey said on the Thursday following the terrorist attack that “Federal investigators knew that one of the two gunmen in an attempted attack outside a provocative cartoon contest in Texas might be interested in going to the event, but they had no information that he was going to commit violence”.  He claimed that the information about Elton Simpson of Phoenix “surfaced hours before the contest”. He continued by stating that agency then sent an intelligence bulletin to the Garland Police Department, including a picture and other information about Simpson, “even though we didn’t have reason to believe that he was going to attack the event. In fact, we didn’t have reason to believe that he had left Phoenix”.

We now know that each of the highlighted statements above is not true. We now know that the FBI was aware of the attack at least 3 days prior to the event and that an FBI agent provided material support and encouragement to the terrorists. We know that the FBI did nothing to stop the attack.

Federal Government involvement and similarities between the ISIS terrorist attacks in Garland, TX , San Bernadino, CA and the Prism nightclub in Orlando, FL are earily similar.

According to the county Sheriff, Ken Mascara, Mateen [Orlando shooter] was reported to the FBI for threatening a local deputy and stating he could have al-Qaeda kill the police officer’s family. He then went on to praise Nidal Hasan the Fort Hood shooter. The FBI closed the case when it produced “nothing that appeared to warrant further investigation”.

 

Philip Haney, an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center, opened an investigation into groups associated with the San Bernardino shooters. He claims that the investigation was shut down by the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security because “the federal government did not want to profile Islamic groups.

I can see how the facts of the Garland, TX case can lead to the conclusion reached by the event organizer.

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Navy Jack

During my service I deployed on various platforms, including submarines, amphibious assault units and special boats. I participated in expeditionary and humanitarian missions to the North Atlantic, Iran, Beirut, Libya, and the Caribbean. I am a Patron Life Member of the NRA. I am an Oath Keeper Life Member.