Author Paul Williams wrote last week that investigator Douglas Hagmann recently uncovered a paramilitary compound in upstate New York for black Muslim converts (i.e. convicts…radicalized in prison, to give higher purpose to their crimes). It’s called “Islamberg”.

Though I think they meant “Islamburg” , no? Has anyone told them that they gave their town a Jewish last name? Just goes to show you: Even if you’re a Muslim radical, if you’re in New York, you still want to fit in.

Meanwhile:

Nearly every weekend, neighbors hear sounds of gunfire. Some, including a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, have heard the bang of small explosives. None of the neighbors wished to be identified for fear of “retaliation.” “We don’t even dare to slow down when we drive by,” one resident said.

Islamberg is a branch of Muslims of the Americas Inc., a tax-exempt organization formed in 1980 by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, who refers to himself as “the sixth Sultan Ul Faqr,” Gilani, has been directly linked by court documents to Jamaat ul-Fuqra or “community of the impoverished,” an organization that seeks to “purify” Islam through violence.

Over the years, numerous members of Jamaat ul-Fuqra have been convicted in US courts of such crimes as conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, gun smuggling, and workers’ compensation fraud. Others remain leading suspects in criminal cases throughout the country, including ten unsolved assassinations and seventeen fire-bombings between 1979 and 1990.

Indeed, as I’ve said before, why call it crime when you can call it religion? Now they’ve got blessings from above to carry out their misdeeds and fulfill their lust for crime. I’ve often pondered why more blacks (and, incidentally, Latinos) have been converting to Islam after 9/11. Here’s the only reasoning I could come up with:

Damn, I did two years in lock-up for stealing an Ipod, but these bad-ass brothers get to kill thousands of people — and the white man show him respek! Now that’s gangster.

Notice how people who find Jesus in prison stop committing crimes. Hopefully no one will tell them the bad news about Mohammed.