October 20, 2016

UTT Throwback Thursday: Beltway Snipers Were Jihadis

Today when a Muslim attacks non-Muslim in America, our leaders, Muslim leaders, and the media tell us these are the actions of “mentally ill” people.  Strangely, this nonsense has been going on a long time.

For this edition of Throwback Thursday, UTT looks at a forgotten jihadi attack on America.

The Beltway Snipers

Lee Boyd Malvo (left) and John Allen Muhammad became known as the "D.C. Snipers."

              Lee Boyd Malvo (left) and John Allen Muhammad (right)

John Allen Muhammad was a U.S. Army veteran and a convert to Islam.  Along with Lee Malvo – a 17 year old – the two terrorized the Washington, D.C. metro area by killing ten people in the fall of 2002.

John Allen Muhammad was executed in Virginia for these crimes. Lee Malvo was sentenced to life in prison.

Prior to this, the Muhammad and Malvo killed seven people and wounded seven others in a multi-state robbery and murder spree.

Four days before the shootings in the Washington Metropolitan area began, Ayman al Zawahiri, the second in command of Al Qaeda, issued a warning that Al Qaeda “will continue targeting the lifelines of the American economy.”  The “Beltway Snipers” shot their victims at gas stations, a Home Depot, a Shopper’s Food Warehouse, a Michael’s craft store, an Auto Mall, and a Post Office.

Former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Office in Arkansas Ivian Smith, who worked in the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Divisions, stated:  “The cumulative effect of the shootings has been an economic slowdown in the local area.”

John Allen Mohammad was supposedly a “homeless” guy, but he always had money to travel overseas on trips and vacations.  Yet, investigators never uncovered a source of funding.

Needless to say, Hamas’s U.S. Leader Nihad Awad (doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR) weighed in on the shootings:  “There is no indication that this case is related to Islam or Muslims. We therefore ask journalists and media commentators to avoid speculation based on stereotyping or prejudice.  The American Muslim community should not be held accountable for the alleged criminal actions of what appear to be troubled and deranged individuals.”

After his arrest, Lee Malvo drew pictures in prison.  Many of these were entered into evidence by his attorney in an attempt to show how Malvo was influenced by John Mohammad.  These drawings clearly showed support for Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Islamic Jihad, and the kinds of things that would lead an investigator to conclude these murders were acts of jihad.

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Maybe it was jihad afterall.

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
2 Comments
  1. Wow. My jaw is dropped again, Sir. Thank you for this information.

  2. OPINION:

    Ayman al-Zawahiri’s ability to accurately synonymize “lifelines” and crime scenes four days before the “Beltway Snipers” serial killings in the Washington DC metropolitan area actually began suggests a nexus involving abetment — possibly with respect to the source of John Muhammad’s inexplicable funding. and regional command & control. After all, gas stations, Home Depot, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Michael’s Craft Store, Auto Mall and the post office, in the course of any urbanites day, are indeed “lifelines”; I.e., think Nihad Awad, thus CAIR.

    As to the Lee Malvo drawings, unfortunately the text he added under the pictures is largely illegible; were that not the case, it may have been more revelatory than one could ever imagine; graphoanalysis usually is. Another homicidal lunatic who liked to draw pictures was Adolph Hitler, who while living in Vienna (Austria) drew and sold postcards. He fancied himself to be an artist of sorts, his “masterpieces” however were consistently void of people.After being rejected for enrollment as a student at the National Academy of Arts in Vienna two times, he decided to go into politics. And as the saying goes; “The rest is History” (on stilts!)

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