Holy Islamville’ – One of 28 suspected terrorist training camps in America whose spiritual leader is a well-known international terrorist in Pakistan.
wltx – About an hour north of Columbia, a small community goes about its daily business. But their neighborhood is like no other in our state. They have no elected leaders; instead, they answer to a man who lives in Pakistan. A recent law enforcement report says he is a terrorist.
The community is called Islamville. York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant says Islamville “is not a location we just sit back and ignore.”The 34 acre site is a self-contained Islamic community. All of the residents at Islamville accept Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani as their leader.
A 2006 law enforcement report produced by the Regional Organized Crime Information Center has plenty to say about Sheikh Gilani and Islamville. The center is funded by the U.S. Justice Department. The report says Gilani is known as an international terrorist and is the leader of the terrorist group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. The report says Gilani is also the leader of seven covert paramilitary training compounds in the United States, and York County is one of them.
The classified report says Gilani has at least 28 other suspected communes in the U.S. all operating under the name Muslims of America. The report says they have more than 3,000 members spread out across the country. It adds that at least a dozen members have been convicted of terrorist activities including conspiracy to commit murder, firebombings, and gun smuggling.