A long-time associate of a U.S.-based Islamist terrorist organization, Muslims of America (MOA), has been arrested in New York following the discovery of a large cache of weapons that were intended for MOA’s “Islamberg” headquarters in Hancock, NY.
Ramadan Abdullah, 64, was arrested in Johnson City, NY, and is no stranger to law enforcement. Abdullah was previously arrested along with another man in 1977 for attempting to rob a Brooklyn candy store, resulting in a murder.
At the time, police searched Abdullah’s home and discovered enough material to build 50 bombs. Even so, the charges against Abdullah were ultimately reduced.
Abdullah was arrested on May 31 after attempting to steal four boxes of ammunition from a local Gander Mountain store. When asked by police about the purpose of the ammunition, Abdullah’s answers raised suspicion among police who obtained a search warrant for a storage locker he was renting in the town of Union.
During the search, the police discovered the following:
- 8 assault weapons
- 4 loaded handguns
- 1 loaded shotgun
- 2 rifles
- 64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices
- flak jackets
- Thousands of rounds of ammunition, including .50-caliber armor-piercing rounds
Police searched other residences linked to Abdullah and found an additional loaded handgun, and more high-capacity ammunition feeding devices and ammunition, including .38-caliber rounds.
New York State Police Major Jim Barnes declined to confirm whether Abdullah was associated with terrorist groups or organizations, but noted that police believe Abdullah had traveled overseas.
“There’s no indications there was a plan in place to commit an act of violence. However, it begs the question, what was he doing with all this and what were his intentions down the road?” Barnes said.
Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge said, “It’s just a tremendous blessing to be able to take all these high power weapons and high power ammunition off the streets, and who knows what kind of large scale tragedy that this investigation may have prevented later down the road.”
Abdullah is currently being held without bail in the Broome County Jail.
Dennis Michael Lynch has reported on several occasions about the happenings in Islamberg and the 22 camps throughout America associated with the MOA. His last visit was no more than a month ago. DML’s reports can be seen in the videos below. Watch, and ask yourself what was in the U-Haul truck?
(h/t Clarion Project)
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