Monday, December 9, 2019

The London Terror Attack Exposes Deradicalization Program’s Failures

Groups like ISIS continue to inspire and recruit in prison, but western democracies have not learned to counter the threat effectively.  Usman Khan, the  jihadist who was on early release from prison when he killed two people and wounded several others Nov. 29 near London Bridge, is just the tip of an iceberg that threatens western democracies.
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Prison Radicalization A Recurring Global Threat

Jason Brown, aka, Abdul Ja'Me
On November 14th, two days after the United Nations Security Council conducted a forum on the threat of prison radicalization and terrorism, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced the arrest of Jason Brown for attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Brown was the leader of a violent street gang in the Chicago area known as AHK.  Brown converted to a radical form of Islam while an inmate in Georgia serving time for a gun violation.                     
He was on parole at the time of his arrest.                                        Read More in IPT News...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Federal Court Places Maximum Restrictions on Terrorist Released From Prison

A federal judge imposed strict conditions on released terrorist Kevin James.  U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney rejected the argument by his attorney that the modified conditions would lead James into "social isolation" and "have a detrimental effect on his rehabilitation," 
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Terrorist's Prison Release Shows How Unprepared We Are

Kevin James convicted for plotting a series of jihadist attacks against United States military targets and Jewish synagogues was released from prison early and authorities were not prepared for the consequences. Prosecutors and probation officers are asking a federal judge to impose restrictions on James while he is on probation. Those restrictions include an electronic monitor to track his movement and the power to search him, his home, and his belongings at any time without a warrant.  James's case represents an emerging challenge law enforcement faces as dozens of people convicted of terrorist crimes since the 9/11 attacks complete their prison sentences. Unlike sex offenders or domestic violence offenders for whom Congress has enacted specialized mandatory conditions of supervised release, there are no uniform standards for restrictions on a released terrorist during the subsequent probationary period. And there is no notice given to local communities, alerting them when a terrorist is released.
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Confusing Narratives 18 Years After 9/11

Word substitution can be a fun parlor game, but when it comes to defining terrorism it can be both confusing and dangerous. As we remember that dreadful day 18 years ago on September 11th, some have attempted to change the story of what happened and who was responsible.  Conflicting narratives harm the public's perception of what motivates terrorist acts. It obscures the lines that differentiate between violent acts in which the motives remain undetermined, like the Las Vegas shooting, and directed attacks with specific agendas. On 9-11 our nation was attacked and we know who did it.                                       
Think about December 7th, 1941, "a day that will live in infamy." To this day we still acknowledge that it was the Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor. We don't say, "Well maybe this offends the people of Japan, so let's change the narrative to a more palatable term."

September 11th should be the same. We were attacked by radical Islamic terrorists, not violent extremists.

Words matter when it comes to countering the threat and assigning responsibility.

Changing the name accomplishes nothing other than dishonoring the memory of the victims.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Court Grants Terrorist in Prison A "Right to Privacy"

In the court of the absurd, any fool can be a judge. That appears to be the case in France, where the Versailles Administrative Court has ruled that Islamic terrorist Salah Abdeslam has the right to a private life in prison. Adding insult to injury, the court in Abdeslam's litigation issued an award of €500 Euros – approximately $560 to Abdeslam for his pain and suffering while being monitored.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Study Reveals Muslim Prison Gangs a Problem in the UK

One group, radicalized Muslims, dominates the prison system, Britain's Ministry of Justice found in a study into prison gangs released earlier this month.  Operating as a prison gang, the group calls itself the "brotherhood." And while it doesn't appear connected to the Egyptian Islamist movement, it does try to enforce its version of Islamic law on all prisoners regardless of faith. Rules cover personal hygiene and what inmates are allowed to eat in their cell block. Some inmates may be forced to pay a tax to the Muslim brotherhood. The brotherhood was the only group mentioned by staff and prisoners they did not consider there to be any other significant groups of prisoners...Obedience is achieved by violence and intimidation carried out by members of the group known as enforcers. "Those who had committed terrorist crimes often held more senior roles in the gang", the study found.
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Friday, May 17, 2019

Islamist Organization Solicits Money For Prisoners

Americans are generous in their giving, but before someone opens their wallet to this solicitation, they might want to inquire as to who is receiving the funds. The  Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) claims that most Muslim inmates are in prison for, "doing essentially nothing"  The best advice to those considering giving a helping hand to the ICNArcerated: close your wallet. When it comes to ICNA's prison program, you may find yourself financing a prison radicalization project.
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Friday, April 26, 2019

Terrorist Responsible For Three Deaths Wins Early Release From Prison

Judith Clark, a member of the Weather Underground who was serving a 75-year to life prison sentence for her role in a 1981 robbery that left two police officers and a bank security guard dead, will walk out of prison 40 yrs before her scheduled release thanks to an executive order by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Terrorists being released from prison is unsettling.
Terrorists getting let out early is mind boggling                     

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Another Terrorist is Released For "Good Behavior"

Johnny Spann / John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh took up arms in combat against the United States and was responsible for the death of CIA Officer John Micheal Spann. Now he's receiving time off for "Good Behavior" and getting out of prison early.

When he walks out of prison, he will have served about two and a half years less than his original 20-year sentence, having received an early release for his "good behavior" while incarcerated.     

Lindh is a committed jihadist who has not renounced his radical ideology during his 17 years in prison.  He took up arms in combat against the United States after attending an al-Qaida training camp and meeting with Osama bin Laden in June 2001.  Many believe Lindh was responsible in the death of John Micheal Spann, a decorated United States Marine officer serving with a CIA paramilitary unit in Afghanistan in 2001.                                      Giving early release to Lindh is a slap in the face to the Spann family.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Prison Officials Dismiss Chaplains For Security Reasons

The right chaplain can help the inmate on the path to rehabilitation and restoration of family ties. The wrong one can be like a wolf in sheep's clothing filling the inmate's mind with a radical ideology that pushes him or her down the road to jihad. Only a thorough vetting of religious clergy and volunteers can reduce that threat.    Germany appears to have learned this lesson recently. Authorities there recently discovered that over 85 percent of their Muslim prison chaplains were actually agents of the Turkish government, the Gatestone Institute reports. Those clerics had to be terminated after the Turkish government refused to have them go through security checks, which are required by German law for all prison chaplains.                                                                                           

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

How A Hate Group Used Taxpayer Dollars To Promote Racism

Ask the average U.S. taxpayer if they would give money to an organization that is openly racist and anti-Semitic and you would get a resounding "No"     And yet that is exactly what has happened, with the Nation of Islam receiving federal funds to operate within the U.S. prison system.  This despite the fact that the organization and its leader Louis Farrakhan have a called Jews "bloodsuckers" and white people "devils."                                                                      What possible rehabilitative value could this type of hate speech or ideology have for an individual in prison? It only gives him another group to hate or blame for his misfortune.                       

According to Bureau Of Prisons regulations cited in a 2004 Inspector General's report on Muslim chaplains, regarding the vetting of contract workers, "...a contractor or volunteer will be dismissed based on any credible evidence that the person has potential ties to any terrorist-affiliated organizations or individuals; advocates racism or violence."                                                     

What more does the BOP need before determining that the Nation of Islam crossed this line?                                                             Read the complete story in IPT News...