By Patti Pierucci
A Muslim terrorist group has filed a lawsuit against Christian Action Network seeking $30 million, following the publication of a book by CAN President Martin Mawyer entitled “Twilight in America.” The suit alleges that Mawyer, co-author Patti A. Pierucci and CAN defamed and libeled the group by publishing information about their crimes and ongoing illegal behavior.
The group, known as The Muslims of America, Inc. (MOA), has operated as a front group for Al Fuqra, which was at one time listed as a terrorist group by the State Department. Al Fuqra members have been convicted of and suspected in dozens of terrorist-related and white-collar crimes in the United States going back decades.
Forensics investigator Susan Fenger—who successfully prosecuted an American Muslim group in the 1990s on charges of terrorism and white-collar crime—has agreed to testify on behalf of Christian Action Network in a lawsuit filed by the same Muslim organization.
In an exclusive interview with Mawyer in 2006, Fenger said she had a $50,000 bounty on her head, placed there by the leader of MOA in Pakistan, Sheikh Mubarik Ali Gilani. The bounty was a form of payback from Gilani because he had to finance the defense of numerous MOA/Fuqra members who were prosecuted as a result of Fenger’s investigation.
Despite the threat to her and the price on her life, she has agreed to testify at the upcoming trial on behalf of CAN to help clear them of any charges.
“Susan Fenger spent years investigating The Muslims of America and its money trail, eventually proving that money scammed from taxpayers was going overseas to fund a known terrorist, Sheikh Gilani,” Mawyer said. “She is a hero because of her relentless pursuit of justice when no one else, not even the FBI, were willing to take on a powerful Muslim group with terrorist ties.”
Mawyer added: “There is such an abundance of official documentation of MOA’s involvement in terrorist activities that I am confident we will prevail in this lawsuit.”
Fenger’s investigation proved without doubt that MOA was a front group for Al Fuqra, and that its members were involved in a myriad of illegal activities. Over the years, members have been convicted of or linked to worker’s compensation fraud, murders, fire-bombing, drug crimes, weapons crimes, and more.
In a January 2013 article posted on MOA’s web site, they admitted that a former member of their group “was secretly the head of the hit team of Ikhwanul Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood)” and that former members “were involved in street crimes, drugs, brothels, unemployment fraud, and other offenses.” They claim, however, that they did not know any illegal activity was going on.
In early 1990, the FBI approached Susan Fenger with a request. Fenger was the chief criminal examiner for the Colorado State Department of Labor and Employment at the time. She was a forensics expert in handwriting, and she knew how to track financial fraud. The FBI agent walked into her office in Denver and handed her a paper with some names on it. They suspected worker’s compensation fraud.
All of the names presented by the FBI were names of Al Fuqra members, said Fenger. “The agent … told my director at the agency that these people were allegedly terrorists.”
The then-governor of Colorado, Roy Romer, was furious. He appointed Fenger as chief investigator and insisted that she pursue the case above all others.
It was Fenger who put the case together. She was able to prove that Al Fuqra members had been committing white-collar crimes for a decade, most of them involving worker’s compensation fraud in Colorado, in order to fund their terrorist-related activities. The final charges brought, and subsequent convictions, would fall under the heading of racketeering and white-collar crime.
It would take Fenger two years to build her case and gain indictments against five suspects. She began by searching through worker’s compensation claims from thousands of Al Fuqra members. Fenger proved that Al Fuqra members were laundering the money and eventually funneling it back into their terrorist activities. The scam began with the setting up of fake companies, then false identities for employees were established; the employees were actually Al Fuqra members. The workers took out insurance, and then faked injuries on the job. In some cases, there were real injuries that were treated, but they were not received on the job, as Fenger would later prove. False claims, signed by Al Fuqra members claiming to be witnesses, were filed and huge sums of money were awarded.
In 2005, the Department of Justice released a report entitled, “Identifying the Links between White Collar Crime and Terrorism.” In shocking detail it described the numerous activities of Jamaat Al Fuqra, aka Soldiers of Allah, Muhammadin Soldiers, Muhammad Commandos of Sector Five and Muslims of the Americas, to fund its many terror cells through white collar crime.
In her investigation, Fenger learned that Al Fuqra, under their tax-exempt organization name, Muslims of the Americas, was purchasing large tracts of land and creating compounds across the United States for the purpose of training American citizens, most of them poor blacks who were converted to Islam and radicalized in the art of jihad, or holy war.
In a 2005 report issued by the U.S. State Department, Jamaat Al Fuqra is described as “an Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence.” In 2005 it was listed as one of dozens of groups operating within the United States with the intent to wage war against America through terrorist acts.
In 2005, an internal Department of Homeland Security report, which was not released to the public, warned that Jamaat Al Fuqra was linked to Muslims of the Americas and had the capacity to attack the United States. This finding was more than two decades late in warning that Al Fuqra was able to attack the homeland, because its terrorist operatives had been attacking American citizens and sites since 1979. Al Fuqra was involved in the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, among other acts of domestic terrorism. The 2005 report confirmed that Al Fuqra was one in the same with Muslims of the Americas (now known as “The Muslims of America”), the seemingly docile Islamic group that was purchasing land and establishing what they said were “peaceful” Muslim compounds across America, led by Pakistani Sheikh Mubarik Gilani.
In a detailed Justice Department report, investigators proved that Jamaat Al Fuqra had created a fraudulent security company, known as Professional Security International (PSI). As Fenger learned in her investigation, PSI would become the key to Al Fuqra’s money laundering and money transfers, as well as a clearinghouse for planned terrorist activities.
The Justice Department would conclude that: “By maintaining a company such as PSI, Fuqra members have been able to establish the appearance of legitimacy and negotiate security contracts with federal government centers and international airports that house sensitive information.”
Colorado law enforcement determined that wherever Al Fuqra members are active, PSI and similar security businesses are usually in operation.
Thanks to Fenger’s investigation, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office successfully prosecuted members of Al Fuqra in the 1990s. In addition to acts of domestic terrorism, Fuqra members were also found guilty of perpetrating numerous white collar crimes, including insurance fraud stemming from the worker’s compensation scheme that spanned more than seven years.
When asked if Gilani himself is a terrorist, Fenger responded: “I have no doubt whatsoever. In fact, I have concrete evidence that he is.”
Patti A. Pierucci is editor-in-chief for Christian Action Network, and is an award-winning writer who spent nearly two decades as a journalist. She is also a documentary scriptwriter and has worked as a ghostwriter for a number of prominent public figures, including members of Congress. She is the co-author of the Amazon best-selling book “Twilight in America,” authored by Martin Mawyer, president and founder of Christian Action Network. The book details the activities of Islamic terrorist training camps scattered throughout the United States. It can be purchased at TwilightInAmerica.com or Amazon.com in book or Kindle version.