The case of Derrick Shareef has already drawn wide attention : especially from those who claim there is no such thing as Islamic terrorism !
Derrick - who goes by the Muslim name of Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef - and who sounds a few cards short of a full deck - is the Black Muslim son of a Black Muslim father, and had planned to attack a shopping mall near Rockford, Illinois with hand grenades and a pistol .
Well organized chap that he is, he had brought two new speakers to the meet, and had planned to trade them for 4 hand grenades and a pistol -but obviously did not know he was trying to obtain his weaponry from an undercover officer.
His rambling statements - caught on tape - indicate he planned to strike on December 22nd, when the store would be most crowded. He planned to put hand grenades into trash collection bins, so there would be plenty of extra shrapnel - and may not have believed he would survive the attack- as he made a "martyrdom video" to prove his intentions.
"This may be my last will and testament, the last words I have spoken to those who know me, to those who do not know me. My name is Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef. I am 22 years of age. I am from America and this tape is to let you guys know, who disbelieve in Allah, to let the enemies of Islam know, and to let the Muslims alike know that the time for jihad is now....Be strong, oh Mujahaideen. Be strong oh brothers who want to fight for jihad...This is a warning to those who disbelieve, that we are here for you, and I am ready to give my life."
Had he succeeded in his scheme, a lot of people would have been killed or badly injured - and the very same "progressive community" that snickers now at the importance of his arrest would have been screaming about "incompetent , bumbling police" ,and demanding Congressional investigations .
Civil libertarians who bleat in anguish over the mere existence of store security officers would be demanding the shopping malls be flooded with rifle-toting helmeted and armored police officers - if National Guard troops could not be assigned.
Ah, but poor Derrick did not succeed ...so the Elites can sneer indulgently now , and pass his scheming off as "the acting-out of a troubled youth , who was entrapped by the jack-booted police in an effort to divert attention from Dubya's troubled presidency."
Me ? I think I'll just offer a heart-felt "Thank you !" to the Law Enforcement community - jack boots and all !