A harrowing commentary at Townhall. Author Timothy Meads points out a new book written by former New York Times Magazine Editor in Chief Edward Klein that will hit bookstores tomorrow, reveals that an FBI investigation has uncovered cooperation between far left radicals and Islamic terrorist organizations.
What was an investigation started last summer into the so-called resistance movement on the part of socialists and Left-wing anarchists with the election of Donald Trump, exposed what the FBI says is: the greatest challenge to law enforcement since the Weather Underground and the Black Panther Party.
Quoting from Klein’s book Meads quotes Klein’s exposition:
“Now that the bureau has determined they have followers in the radical U.S. resistance movement in the United States, it is clear there will be additional violence in the attacks on law enforcement and U.S. institutions, including banks.
“Ties between three key leaders of the Oakland group [names redacted] met in Hamburg with a leader of the AQAP [Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] and the AQIM [Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb],’ the report continued. ‘The leader from AQAP is an Egyptian-born male [name redacted] who is known to be in charge of finances and recruiting for the group.
“There is evidence from informants that he is helping the Oakland group acquire the weapons they are seeking, primarily bomb making equipment and toxic chemicals and gasses.
“One of the men from Oakland traveled to Syria to meet with ISIS; the purpose was for training in tactics, but was thought to be primarily a bonding visit to discuss possible massive disruptive attacks in the U.S.
“While in Hamburg, several of the Oakland-based criminals were photographed throwing Molotov cocktails and wielding iron bars, which have been their weapons of choice, though they are almost certainly on the verge of upping the caliber of their weaponry for use in the U.S.
“Despite having their faces covered by masks, they were positively identified.
“This group and their connections with the radical Islamic groups must be disrupted and destroyed.”
Meads also states Klein says that when Barack Obama was President, he purposely obstructed the FBI from investigating Leftist groups who coordinated and encouraged sedition.
“The FBI is really playing catchup ball, because the Obama administration refused to give the bureau the resources it needed to effectively infiltrate and surveil the radical groups on college campuses,’ the source continued.
“Any talk of a connection between radical Islam—a phrase the Obama people wouldn’t even use—and American extremists was pretty much laughed off. [Former Attorney General] Loretta Lynch would have blown a gasket if she heard that the FBI was surveilling so-called college political organizations.
“All that has changed under the Trump administration. Everyone’s aware that the resistance movement, with its effort to get rid of Trump by any means necessary, has created fertile soil for ISIS and al Qaeda to establish a beachhead in America.”
In short, the Left and Islam have become allies not just out of their hatred of America but of the West too. During the 1960’s Leftist groups, like the Weather Underground, used violence as a means of not only destroying the United States, but also hoping to achieve their end of establishing a communist or socialist society. Leftist terrorists in Europe conducted violence there for much the same reason.
As opposed to the Weather Underground who had no formal training in terrorism, now college and university campus students who enlist in violent Leftist groups can be potential recruits for training with Islamic terrorist organizations like ISIS and al-Queada.
This new crop of Leftist terrorism not only follows in the footsteps of the Weather Underground, but could be far deadlier. Imagine young men and women trained by ISIS placing Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in major metropolitan areas. Let alone conduct mass shootings or other lone wolf attacks of some kind. Environmentalist groups can also become more violent since the training campus Leftists received can be taught to other sympathetic populations too.
Since groups, like Greenpeace, are convinced humans are the cause of climate change and with some scientists saying it maybe too late to halt a climate catastrophe, consider the possibility of environmentalists suddenly deciding to assassinate petroleum company executives, murder fossil fuel company employees and even bomb oil and gas refineries. Earth Liberation Front terrorists could start forest fires that not only devastate rural areas but kill innocent people like what what happened in California earlier this month.
With what occurred in North Dakota with the Dakota Access Pipeline and animal rights groups harassing and conducting violence against scientists and personnel who work in labs that use animals for their experiments, these aforementioned events could be a pretext for what is to come. Hopefully, law enforcement authorities will be able to stop them before Leftists strike.
It should be noted that the Left-Islam alliance is ultimately one of convenience. When Iran’s Shi’ite regime took power, some of their Leftist allies fled for their live when they found out the Shi’ites were assassinating or executing non-Muslims. When Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, he had many of his allies killed or imprisoned in which Che Guevara personally conducted many of the executions. It will be interesting to see which group crosses the other first.