“Those guys [have] to be killed. Their buildings need to be burnt down”
Robert Doggart planned to “annihilate” every Muslim he encountered and burn the idyllic Muslim enclave in rural Hancock, New York, to the ground. He revealed his plans to carry out the vigilante massacre to a confidante. From the FBI wiretap:
“We’re gonna be carrying an M4 with 500 rounds of ammunition, light armor piercing. A pistol with three extra magazines, and a machete. And if it gets down to the machete, we will cut them to shreds.
‘When we meet in this state, the people we seek will know who we are. We will be cruel to them. And we will burn down their buildings (and) if anyone attempts to, uh, harm us in any way, our stand gunner will take them down from 350 yards away.”
So why, as the children of Islamberg reasonably ask, did Robert Doggart want to kill them? The answer can be found in Doggart’s plea agreement – “The defendant justified his attack on lslamberg by claiming that the residents of Islamberg were planning a terrorist attack.”. So who then created Doggart’s fear?
The Islamberg community’s attorney Tahirah H Clark attributes the foiled attack to fear-mongering disinformation by Fox News, the disgraced fraudster Wayne Simmons and Clarion’s own “expert” Ryan Mauro – One of the other 15 SLPC-listed anti-Muslim extremists. Viewing Mauro on Fox it’s not difficult to see why.
Mauro and O’Reilly between them essentially describe Islamberg as an Al Qaeda training “compound” in New York; one in which law enforcement are powerless to resist. Naturally, this encourages “patriot” vigilantism.
The reality at Islamberg however, is entirely different reveals Capt. James Barnes of the New York State, who has had a 12-year personal relationship with the residents of Islamberg and who slams the fabricated threat. “I think there is a lot of misinformation that is out there, certainly on the Internet“, he says. Islamberg residents describe a peaceful and tolerant refuge for Muslims to escape from bigotry.
Craig Dumond, from the Delaware County Sheriff’s office (interview below) completely refutes the claims by Clarion’s Mauro on Fox. His office has been dealing with Muslim community there for decades and not once have they received a single complaint regarding armed guards. He also reveals that the after viewing the Clarion Project video his office believes that the footage doesn’t come from anywhere near Hancock. “It’s a non-issue” Dumond says.
Like Maajid Nawaz, the SLPC-listed anti-Muslim extremist, these children of Islamberg were also on a list – A Clarion Project list. Unlike Nawaz, they were objectively and completely innocent. The”non-Muslim American whites” at the SPLC have been covering the case while Nawaz has been silent. For all the lip-service Nawaz pays to “countering” anti-Muslim bigotry he has embraced The Clarion Fund with open arms- Clarion are habitual promoters of his work and he returns the favour. His Quillam Foundation and Clarion are also partners in “reforming Islam”.
If Maajid Nawaz is so naive that he sincerely thinks that Clarion’s founder, the Aish HaTorah Rabbi Raphael Shore, or its Director Ilan, Sharon, an ex-IDF Officer and current Jewish liason for John Hagee’s Christians United For Israel have an interest in helping progressive Muslims “reform” Islam then he should step-aside. Anyone so gullible is not fit for purpose and occupying the space of a competent reformer.
The Atlantics Jeffrey Goldberg describes Aish Hatorah.
Torossian’s attitude toward Arabs and toward the peace process are echoed in the approach of Aish HaTorah, which is just about the most fundamentalist movement in Judaism today. Its operatives flourish in the radical belt of Jewish settlements just south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, and their outposts across the world propagandize on behalf of a particularly sterile, sexist and revanchist brand of Judaism. Which is amusing, of course, because “Obsession” is meant to expose a particularly sterile, sexist and racist brand of Islam.
Does Nawaz really want to be the British Zuhdi Jasser – The Muslim who is showered in cash by the Israel/anti-Islam Lobby for being the Muslim who stays on-message? If so, he is more than deserving of his place on the SPLC list.
If not, and is a genuine “counter-extremist” and Muslim Reformer he needs not only to disassociate but to publically condemn all of the extremists and Extremist Orgs he currently validates, amplifies and ultimately serves the agendas of. He doesn’t have to look far; some of his best friends are extremists.
Post Brexit/Trump lives of Muslims are at stake. If you’re truly as “brave” as everyone tells me you are condemn your extremist friends peddling hate. What you’ll lose in ego and speaking fees you’ll gain in integrity.