Islamic terror gangs with the guts to attack the West, united in a common purpose, quickly figured out after 9/11 that despite the official pronouncements, operatives who fit the “Middle Eastern profile” would have a more difficult time carrying out attacks. So this report from the Associated Press doesn’t exactly come as a shock; the surprise here is that the headline uses the dreaded T word without scare quotes: Terrorists Recruiting ‘White Muslims’.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - His code name was Maximus, and he held secret meetings in a shabby room at the Banana City Hotel on the outskirts of Sarajevo.
Bosnian police put him under surveillance, and in a raid last fall on his apartment on Poligonska Street, authorities seized explosives, a suicide bomber belt and a videotape of masked men begging Allah’s forgiveness for what they were about to do.
What they planned, investigators believe, was to blow up a European embassy. But compounding their concern, they say, was the ringleader’s background: Maximus turned out to be Mirsad Bektasevic, a 19-year-old Swedish citizen of Serbian origin with ties to a senior al-Qaida operative.
Terrorists have been working to recruit non-Arab sympathizers — so-called “white Muslims” with Western features who theoretically could more easily blend into European cities and execute attacks — according to classified intelligence documents obtained by The Associated Press.
A 252-page confidential report jointly compiled by Croatian and U.S. intelligence on potentially dangerous Islamic groups in Bosnia suggests the recruitment drive may have begun as long as four years ago, when Arab militants ran up against tough post-9/11 security obstacles.
If this terrorist recruitment drive is successful (i.e., results in a mass murder of innocent people) the multicult crowd will find it a bit harder to apply the “racist” smear to critics of Islam.