In the rural, deeply wooded town of Sweeny, Texas lies a terrorist “enclave” called ‘Mahmoudberg’ run by an organization called Muslims of the Americas; a group once labeled as a terrorist organization by the FBI. It was founded in New York in 1980 by Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilan.
The enclave acts as a commune, and residents are said to consist of a diverse group including a police officer and Army vet. It was discovered by the FBI after a tip from a member living in a related village in upstate New York.
What’s concerning is that Muslims of the Americas is said to be connected with a Pakistani group, guilty of partnering with al-Qaeda and Hezbollah named: Jamaat al-Fuqra.
According to these newly declassified FBI documents, the Texas site is said to be “so rural it is quite common for residents to shoot firearms for target practice or hunting on private property without interference from law enforcement.”
In the last few years, no new info has emerged and no action taken due to the groups complex legal status.
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Declassified FBI documents confirm the existence of an Islamic jihadist enclave in Texas that is part of a network in the U.S. identified by the Department of Homeland Security as a terrorist organization.
The enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, which is linked to the Pakistani-based militant group Jamaat al-Fuqra, according to an investigation by the Clarion Project and ACT! For America Houston.
Jamaat al-Fuqra was founded in New York in 1980 by Sheik Mubarak Ali Gilani, an Islamic cleric in Pakistan who at one time was in Pakistani custody in connection with the abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Muslims of the Americas says it has a network of 22 “villages” around the U.S., with headquarters at an encampment in the Catskill Mountains near Hancock, N.Y., called Holy Islamberg, as WND reported in 2006. An investigative report at the time found neighbors of Islamberg were deeply concerned about military-style training taking place there and frustrated by an apparent lack of attention from federal authorities.