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By Steven Emerson

The U.S. govt is actively tracking terrorist cells affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda community in 11 towns, from Florida to Boston to Denver to Houston. yet al Qaeda is infrequently our merely hazard. Hamas, shaped in 1987, used to be run through best Palestinian officers in the US from its earliest days, and has tentacles in Texas, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Illinois. The college of South Florida was once infiltrated by way of the notorious association often called Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- considered one of its college individuals even left the rustic to take that group's best management function after his predecessor was once assassinated. Hizballah has been tied to cells in North Carolina and Michigan, from which it drew money and tried to acquire army gear.
briefly, September eleven, 2001, was once infrequently an remoted or unpredictable occasion. the USA has turn into domestic to 1000s and possibly hundreds of thousands of terrorists, and it has turn into a imperative node of their foreign networks. Steven Emerson, hailed as "the nation's prime professional on Islamist terrorism," has been operating full-time considering the fact that 1993 to trace the unfold of terrorist networks to our seashores, even at nice own chance. In 1995, now not lengthy after the discharge of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he was once knowledgeable by means of federal officers South African Islamist dying squad were dispatched after him, and informed that he should still go away his domestic instantly. considering then he has no longer maintained a house deal with, even though he has persevered to put in writing and testify below his personal identify. With the aid of a employees of researchers he has the terrorists' financial resources, monitored their assaults and plans, uncovered their ties tocharitable foundations, and assisted a number of executive organizations within the conflict opposed to them. He has got videotaped facts of terrorist education camps and meetings, and tracked the foreign connections of yankee operatives to over a dozen companies.
In "American Jihad" Emerson finds the total tale that simply he is familiar with. it is a scary and the most important ebook for a person who must comprehend the risk inside our borders.

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In particular, they wanted to know where the two security guards were. As clever and exciting as it may have been, the sky marshal ruse, which took place in broad daylight with airport personnel swarming about and probably under someone’s binoculared surveillance, did not fool anyone. But El Al officials denied that the two had boarded the other plane and claimed that the two had somehow disappeared. The police, who boarded the second plane, couldn’t identify the two men, who were now holding tickets.

Less than two weeks later, on February 21, a Swissair plane was blown up after takeoff from Zurich for Tel Aviv. Forty-seven passengers died, including fifteen Israelis. That same day, a bomb exploded aboard an Austrian airliner carrying mail to Israel, but the plane landed safely. Then, on July 22, 1970, the PFLP hijacked an Olympic Airways jet en route from Beirut to Athens, diverting it to Cairo. Through the intervention of the International Red Cross and André Rochat (who substituted himself as a hostage for the passengers on the plane) but against Israel’s urgings, Greece agreed to release its seven Palestinian terrorist prisoners (the five above plus two others jailed for an attack on the El Al office in Athens on November 27, 1969, in which a Greek boy was killed) in return for the hijacked plane and passengers.

The pilot repeatedly reiterated to the tower that he was convinced that the threat was deadly serious. At the hijackers’ insistence, the Lebanese Army withdrew its vehicles from around the runways. At 10:37 PM, the plane finally made the first 747 landing at Beirut airport, which was not built for such big planes. Between six and nine guerrillas then boarded the plane with a suitcase full of grenades and explosives. One terrorist, Mazen Abu-Mehanna, stayed aboard after the others deplaned. A Lebanese cabinet minister who came to the control tower implored the hijackers to release the passengers, or at least the women and children.

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