Yesterday’s post discussed the community college massacre in Oregon, which took place on October 1, 2015.

Matthew Vadum wrote a full analysis of the shootings, including a detailed profile of the interests of the killer who later shot himself, Chris Harper-Mercer.

It is tragic not only that this took place but that it occurred near a small town in Oregon — Roseburg. Oddly, in 2006, Roseburg High School was the scene of a shooting.

Therefore, small town America might not necessarily guarantee personal or family safety.

More reasons for this — unrelated to the Oregon shooting — have come to light in recent years.

In 2012, WND produced a documentary on 35 training camps and communes around the United States:

Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America,” has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property – from New York to California – in which the leader, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, boasts of conducting “the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.”

In a recruitment video captured from Gilani’s “Soldiers of Allah,” he states in English: “We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America.”

The documentary has filmed evidence:

In the video, producers visited some camps, attempted to visit others and interviewed neighbors and local police officials. It also include excerpts of the “Muslims of America” recruitment video.

The recruitment video shows American converts to Islam being instructed in the operation of AK-47 rifles, rocket launchers and machine guns and C4 explosives. It provides instruction in how to kidnap Americans, kill them and how to conduct sabotage and subversive operations.

Jamaat ul-Fuqra’s attacks on American soil range from bombings to murder to plots to blow up U.S. landmarks. A 2006 Department of Justice report states Jamaat ul-Fuqra “has more than 35 suspected communes and more than 3,000 members spread across the United States, all in support of one goal: the purification of Islam through violence.” In 2005, the Department of Homeland Security predicted the group would continue to carry out attacks in the U.S.

“Act like you are his friend. Then kill him,” says Gilani in the recruitment video, explaining how to handle American “infidels.”

WND explains that the group has been implicated in the death of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl. Pearl was attempting to interview Gilani. He was then kidnapped and beheaded. That was in 2002. In 2003, Jamaat ul-Fuqra member and Al Qaeda adherent Iyman Faris, pleaded guilty to a plot involving blowing up the Brooklyn Bridge.

I have not seen the documentary, but it also features interviews with law enforcement officials:

“What we are witnessing here is kind of a brand-new form of terrorism,” says FBI Special Agent Jody Weis in the documentary. “These home-grown terrorists can prove to be as dangerous as any known group, if not more so.”

Conservative Tribune features a map and list of towns where Jamaat ul-Fuqra is — or was — operating. Whilst some of their communes are in Philadelphia and Houston, the majority are in smaller communities.

The group is not listed among proscribed organisations in the United States.