Joel Mowbray’s “Reign of Radicals” in today’s Weekend Journal section of the Wall Street Journal is alarming, and should be must-reading. Here’s one paragraph from his look at the radicalization of a Chicago-area mosque:
[P]rominent members of Bridgeview have ties to terrorist groups too. Muhammad Salah, who was on the mosque’s executive committee until 1993, is under house arrest, pending trial on charges of laundering millions to fund Hamas. Bridgeview’s imam was the treasurer in the mid-’90s for Al Aqsa Educational fund, described by the FBI as a front for Hamas. The list goes on.
Note that ties to Hamas are being prosecuted. That’s a reminder of the shock working through the system after yesterday’s Palestinian elections.
If I find a link that isn’t subscription-only, I’ll update, because you really should read this piece. Mowbray is a tremendous writer and a student of this issue.
But you really should be subscribing to WSJ.com. It is the only online newspaper you should pay for.