Ahhh, the Fort Dix Six may not quite rise to the level of the take-down of the ‘Seeds of David’ non-Muslim jihadist goofball cult in Liberty City, Florida last year. But it may not be far off the mark either.
Writing about these domestic terrorism busts is always a delicate task. Living in Manhattan terrorism is not an abstract issue to me. And so long as they are operating within the bounds of the law, I certainly hope the FBI and CIA have their ears and eyes on the look out for the next terror plotters. But the real jokers they actually bust turn out to be such hopeless goofs that it’s hard to know whether to feel reassured that if Islamic terrorism is catching on in the US that it’s only doing so among the deeply stupid or that these are the only ones our guys can catch.
The Fort Dix Six?
Well, seems they made a jihad training film featuring themselves. But they couldn’t figure out how to burn it to a DVD. So they went to a Circuit City and asked the clerk on duty if he could do it for them.
I guess that means these guys probably needed remedial terrorist training.
There also seems to be more than a hint of entrapment in the role the government informant played in helping arrange the planned attack. Back in November one of the plotters called a Philly police officer and told him that he’d been approached by someone [i.e., the government informant] “who was pressuring him to obtain a map of Fort Dix, and that he feared the incident was terrorist-related.”