Saturday, January 28, 2006

Connect the Dots II

Today's Wall St. Journal has a piece by Joel Mowbray on radical mosques in the US, notably in Bridgeview, IL, a Chicago suburb, and their ties to terrorists overseas, in this case Hamas. Hugh Hewitt comments:
Note that ties to Hamas are being prosecuted. That's a reminder of the shock working through the system after yesterday's Palestinian elections.
And I remembered this news, from over 10 years ago, which was in the Trib at the time, the first time terror links in the Midwest got on my radar. This is a review of a book written by a St. Louis reporter:
Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father's Murder of His Too-American Daughter

In November 1989 in St. Louis, the FBI inadvertently tape recorded the entire episode of a teenage girl's being killed by her Palestinian father and Brazilian mother (the Feds were looking for evidence of terrorism, which they also found).

And from a blogger comment on the book review:

This little snippet doesn't mention two things: the Feds weren't listening to the tapes in real time, so didn't know about the murder until it was over; and, the girl had just come back from her first day on the job at Wendy's.
The Trib recently had an article on honor killings in Europe:
In Europe, police now are realizing that major crimes in some immigrant communities, and particularly those against girls and young women, are often family conspiracies that have long gone unpunished.
Connect the Dots

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