New documentary claims dozens of Muslim compounds in America

Rumors of Islamic terrorist training camps operating within the United States and Canada have been making the rounds ever since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A new film is re-focusing attention on the subject, but authoritative proof of their existence – -at least in the numbers being claimed — can be difficult to acquire.

The documentary, called “Homegrown Jihad: Terrorist Camps Around the U.S,” was produced by the Christian Action Network (CAN).

The filmmakers claim that dozens of radical Muslim terrorist compounds currently exist across America, basing that claim upon a mysterious, untitled 2006 Regional Organized Crime Information Center report prepared for the Department of Justice marked “Dissemination Restricted to Law Enforcement.”

I attempted to acquire a copy of this document, through both the Department of Justice and the Christian Action Network, without success (at press time.)

Ryan Mauro, the founder of, is also a national security researcher for the Christian Action Network; he explained to me that the document “is not publicly available” and that CAN’s “copy is kept in a lockbox.”

CAN also acquired a copy of a confiscated terrorist training video called “Soldiers of Allah,” which features prominently in the new documentary. In the training video, Sheik Muburak Gilani, the founder of Jamaat ul-Fuqra (aka Muslims of America) declares, “We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America.”

The video, according to the CAN press release, “teaches American students how to operate AK-47 rifles, rocket launchers, and machine guns; how to kidnap Americans and then kill them; how to conduct sabotage and subversive operations; and how to use mortars and explosives.”

(Crossposted to RightSideNews, as part of my new series on “Islam in America”.)

(Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, and runs the Conservative Politics site at

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