Islamic Terror In Oklahoma?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005
The suicide by bomb of Joel Hinrichs, a student at Oklahoma University, has received little mention in the media since it occurred on October 1st. But now the Northeast Intelligence Network is claiming that he was part of an Islamic terrorist cell, and that he was apparently attempting to detonate his bomb inside the university football stadium when it went off prematurely.

There are also unconfirmed reports that Hinrichs dorm room was found to contain Islamic literature. This case is now being investigated by the FBI. It would seem that we narrowly escaped a major disaster here, without it getting any serious attention in the press. I've been wondering if and when Al Queda would strike in the US again. Now we have the answer.

Oklahoma was also the scene of the bombing of the Murrah Building. That may be a coincidence, but it seems odd.

4 comments:

terrye said...

Flenser:

I wondered about the same thing.

I have family down there and a lot of people in that state still believe that there was a connection between McVeigh and Islamic terrorists.

They wonder if John Doe was just such a man.

I will try to find the name of the OKC reporter who did a series of articles on this angle.

Stranger things have happened.

I really liked the book, Reading Lolita in Tehran. The author [whose name escapes me right now] is in her fifties. She talks about the fact that she was part of the radical movement while studying in the US back in the 70's. She went to Oklahoma University.

I do recommend that book for an inside look at the Iran of the mullahs.

Knucklehead said...

I'd never heard of the Northeast Intelligence Network. A VERY quick scan suggests they are legit. That doesn't mean they are accurate, but they may not be a bunch of nutballs.

I've seen some articles (Stephen Hayes - pretty sure that's the name - points to some of this in his work on AQ and the like) suggesting that the "other" guy (forget the name at the moment) who was hooked up with McViegh made some odd trip to the Phillipines and may have met with that sick character who was involved with the 1st WTC attack and was working on a plan to blow up a bunch of airliners.

There is zero doubt that there are islamist loons here in the US. Its a medium sized wonder to me that they haven't created more trouble than they have to this point. It wouldn't suprise me in the least if the nutball down there at the OK football game was tied to that sort of murderous lunacy.

It got very little play in the MSM as far as I am aware. It happened, was reported, and then seems to have disappeared as an item of interest to anyone. Odd.

David Thomson said...

“It got very little play in the MSM as far as I am aware. It happened, was reported, and then seems to have disappeared as an item of interest to anyone. Odd.”

What’s odd about it? Is there some way that the story can hurt the Bush administration? If it can’t, the MSM could care less. It’s that simple.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

I read about the bombing the other day on Instapundit. It doesn't seem to have made it into the local fishwrap. Why not?? This really disturbs me, more perhaps than the fact that it happened. Whether he was Islamic or not is in doubt, but that it happened isn't. I mentioned it to two people here at work and neither of them had any idea anything had happened.