Hezbollah Expected To Be A Major Threat By 2014source
By David Bedein, Middle East Correspondent
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Jerusalem — Hezbollah could be one of the first security challenges faced by the new Obama administration. An official government report concludes the Iranian-backed Islamic terror group has been forming sleeper cells throughout the United States that could become operational.
The 38-page report, titled 2008 Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism, said Hezbollah was being directed by the leadership in Lebanon as well as Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The assessment said the Hezbollah network in the United States was engaged in money laundering, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling and extortion.
The terror group has also established fundraising connections with mainstream American Muslim organizations, among the most notable being the case of Abdurahman Alamoudi, the former head of the American Muslim Council. Mr. Alamoudi, prior to his having pleaded guilty in 2004 for having tried to launder Libyan money for various terror groups, actively worked to raise money for Hezbollah among others. He also formerly helped oversee the appointment of Islamic chaplains in the U.S. military....
Here at IBA, we often speak of how far Europe is down the road of Islamification and jihadist infiltration.
But we mustn't kid ourselves. America is following the same path. We're just a bit behind on that path.