Saturday, October 29, 2005

American Traitors and Domestic Terrorists - Their Real Political affiliation: Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson was a member of the Washington state National Guard who was getting ready for a deployment to Iraq when he was arrested for attempting to aid the enemy. When he was arrested at Ft. Lewis, WA in 2004, it was hailed as a major victory in the War Against Terror.
Before he converted to Islam, he was a right-wing militia man wannabe. He was a fanatic about gun rights. He was even arrested for walking by an elementary school while openly carrying two rifles. This is something right wing pundits want you to forget. Especially Michelle Malkin would like you to overlook his extreme right wing politics. I would bet that Ms Malacanang would actually like the pre-Islamic Ryan Anderson and those two would have a lot in common like hate for liberals and a love for guns and moral superiority. Well, Ryan probably wouldn't like her because she wasn't white. But here are some select quotes of Ryan Anderson's.
I am a die-hard Christian, and I do believe in America, I believe a great deal of what I have been told the Militias are defending against, even if only ideologically.
1996, obviously this is before he converted to Islam.
According to the The Seattle Times
Military and federal law-enforcement authorities believe that Spc. Anderson's desire to be part of a group may have led him from the lure of one political fringe — the right-wing patriot movement of rural America — to exploring Islamic extremism in Internet chat rooms and offering to help in the cause.

Mainstream Muslims thought that Anderson was unbalanced.
At the Masjid Omar Al-Farooq mosque in Mountlake Terrace, some worshippers arriving for Friday afternoon prayers yesterday remembered Anderson attending services briefly about two years ago. They said the young man stood out among the largely Pakistani and Indian members.
"He looked American. I thought maybe he was a recent convert," said Khaled Zaki, 15, who recognized Anderson's picture on the news.
Zaki's father, Mohab, described mosque members as particularly peaceful and quiet. Gesturing to the two-story wooden building where men in crocheted skullcaps and prayer shawls entered, he said, "This is God's home. Anybody who comes here stands before God."
Responding to reports that Anderson had visited a Tukwila mosque and tried to interest worshippers in learning to shoot rifles and guns, Zaki said, "This isn't a place to talk about guns. We wouldn't have listened to that."


Fortunately Ryan Anderson did not have access to classified information and the damage to national security was minimal. For more information about the Ryan Anderson case, click here.

Interesting, spell checker has Malkin corrected as malign and Malacanang as malignant. Special thanks to David Neiwert's blog Orcinus for blogging about this long before I even started blogging.

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