- Jun 24, 2010
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We all know the saying, "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims." Perhaps it's a fair statement in terms of raw numbers, but is it fair to suggest that terrorism is a peculiarly Muslim phenomenon? Apparently, other groups have their share of terrorists as well. And no, we're not just talking about "state terrorists" killing civilians in battle or dropping bombs on villages.
The United States has a long and rich history of exporting terrorism abroad, according to a CIA memo released by Wikileaks on Wednesday. After noting several incidents in which American Muslims launched much-discussed attacks abroad, the analysts warned, “less attention has been paid to homegrown terrorism… exported overseas” by non-Muslim groups....
In a 1986 study of domestic terrorism, the Department of Energy concluded: “For more than a decade, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) has been one of the most active terrorist groups in the United States....Since 1968, JDL operations have killed 7 persons and wounded at least 22.”
Among the acts of terrorism attributed to the JDL was a deadly 1972 bombing of a New York talent agency that brought Russian performers to the U.S., and the 1985 assassination of a regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in California. According to the FBI, in 2001, months after the 9/11 attacks, two JDL members, Irving David Rubin and Earl Leslie Krugel “were arrested by the Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force for conspiring to build and place improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the King Fahd Mosque in Culver City, California, and the local office of Congressman Darrell Issa.”
Wikileaked CIA Memo Warns of American Jewish Extremists Exporting Terror Abroad | World | AlterNet