The Mapping Sharia in America Project, sponsored by the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, has trained former counterintelligence and counterterrorism agents from the FBI, CIA and U.S. military, who are skilled in Arabic and Urdu, to conduct undercover reconnaissance at some 2,300 mosques and Islamic centers and schools across the country.The current report is in line with the Freedomhouse investigation of a few years back. That survey of mosque publications similarly concluded that the majority of Muslim houses of worship in the United States act as terrorist clubhouses. (The 2005 Freedomhouse publication, Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques can be downloaded in PDF.)
"So far of 100 mapped, 75 should be on a watchlist," an official familiar with the project said.
Many of the Islamic centers are operating under the auspices of the Saudi Arabian government and U.S. front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood based in Egypt.
Frank Gaffney, a former Pentagon official who runs the Center for Security Policy, says the results of the survey have not yet been published. But he confirmed that "the vast majority" are inciting insurrection and jihad through sermons by Saudi-trained imams and anti-Western literature, videos and textbooks. [Study: 3 in 4 U.S. mosques preach anti-West extremism, Worldnet Daily, Feb 23, 2008]
The article quotes Rep. Pete King (R-NY) as observing, "We have too many mosques in this country."
That's one way to say, "It's the immigration, stupid!"