Atlas Exclusive: Islamberg


Atlas EXCLUSIVE: Paul Williams explosive expose on Jamaat ul-Fuqra and Islamberg. Shocking when you consider this.

Jamaat ul-Fuqra

Paul L. Williamswith the able assistance of Michael Travis,  Hugh Cort, Bill Krayer, Jamal Mickels, Doug Hagmann and Jeffrey Epstein

Jamaat ul-Fuqra may be the best positioned group to launch an
attack on the United States, or, more likely, help al-Qaeda to do so.

Center for Policing Terrorism
We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil and
its roots and its roots are America.

Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani,
Founder of Jamaat ul-Fuqra


Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization with headquarters in Pakistan, has established over 45 compounds in rural areas throughout America. The compounds are providing paramilitary training to new recruits for the great jihad against the USA under the not-so-watchful eye of federal law enforcement officials.  Most of the recruits are African Americans who converted to Islam while doing hard time in federal prison.

These compounds, which contain firing ranges and obstacle courses, are located at such places as Hancock, New York; Hyattsville, Maryland; Falls Church, Virginia; York, South Carolina; Dover, Tennessee; Buena Vista, Colorado; Talihina, Oklahoma; Tulane Country, California; and Squaw Valley, California. Multiple compounds have been established on the rural outskirts of Macon, Georgia and Red House, Virginia. Several of these sites contain landing strips and elaborate networks of underground bunkers. The group has also set up basic training camps throughout Canada, including two near Toronto.

Under the name of “The Muslims of the Americas,” a so-called “charitable institution, ul-Fuqra maintains offices in Tallahassee, Florida; Binghamton, New York; Springfield, Massachusetts; Dover, Delaware; and Roanoke, Virginia.

A three-month investigation into the organization has uncovered the following:

  • Jamaat ul-Fuqra has close ties to al-Qaeda. In December 1993, Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani, the founder of ul-Fuqra, was an honored guest at an international gathering of Islamic terrorists at the residence of Hassan al-Turabi in Khartoum. At the gathering, Sheikh Gilani and Osama bin Laden were caught on film chanting, “Down, down with the USA!” “Down, down with the CIA,” and “Death to the Jews.” The film now remains in the “Alec File” – – the CIA dossier on bin Laden.
  • Members of the group have been arrested for trafficking in firearms, including AK-45s.A recent report prepared by the Center for Policing Terrorism maintains that Jamaat ul-Fuqra “may be the best positioned group to launch an attack on the United States, or, more likely, help al-Qaeda to do so.”
  • Since the time of its establishment at a radical mosque in Brooklyn, New York, Jamaat ul-Fuqra has been responsible for more terror attacks on America soil (30 and counting) than all the other terrorist groups combined. It has spawned and sponsored assassinations, kidnappings, mass murder, grand theft and fraud.
     Some noted associates of Jamaat ul-Fuqra include Richard Reid, the Shoe bomber and John Allen Muhammed, the Beltway sniper.
  • Members of the group, including Clement Rodney Hampton-El took part in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Others, such as Zacarias Moussaowi and Melvin Lattimore, played key roles in the attacks of 9/11.


  • Despite ul-Fuqra’s criminal history, Sheikh Gilani’s band of jihadi henchmen remains to be placed on the official US Terror Watch List; and the branches of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, including the Muslims of the Americas, continue to operate, flourish, and expand as legitimate nonprofit, tax-deductible charities without interference from the FBI, the IRS, and Homeland Security.

Paul L. Williams at the entrance of Islamberg



The first ul-Fuqra compound was established at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains between the quaint little villages of Deposit and Hancock, New York in 1984.
The 70 acre complex, the NewsMax team of investigators discovered, is surrounded with “No trespassing” signs; the rocky terrain is infested with rattlesnakes; and the woods are home to black bears, coyotes, and a few bobcats.


The entrance to Islamberg with the sentry post to the right

The main road into the compound – – dubbed Muslim Lane – – unpaved and marred by deep crevices that have been created by torrential downpours.

A sentry post has been established at the base of the hill.

The sentry, at the time of this visit, is an African American dressed in Islamic garb – – a skull cap, a prayer shawl, and a loose fitting shalwat kameez. He instructs us to turn around and leave. “Our community is not open to visitors,” he says.
Behind the sentry and across a small stream stand dozens of inhabitants of the compound – – the men wearing skull caps and loose fitting tunics, the women in full burqa. They appear ready to deal with any unauthorized intruders.
The hillside is blighted by rusty trailers that appear to be without power or running water and a number of outhouses. The scent of raw sewage is in the air.

The place is even off limits to the local undertaker who says that
he has delivered bodies to the complex but has never been granted
entrance. “They come and take the bodies from my hearse. They won’t
allow me to get past the sentry post. They say that they want to
prepare the bodies for burial. But I never get the bodies back. I don’t
know what’s going on there but I don’t think it’s legal.”
On the other side of the hill where few dare to go is a tiny village
replete with a make-shift learning center (dubbed the “International
Quranic Open University”); a trailer converted into a Laundromat; a
small, green community center; a small and rather squalid grocery
store; a newly constructed majid; over forty clapboard homes; and
scores of additional trailers.

It is home to hundreds – – all in Islamic attire, and all
African-Americans. Most drive late model SUVs with license plates from
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and
Tennessee. The locals say that some work as tollbooth operators for the
New York State Thruway, while others are employed at a credit card
processing center that maintains confidential financial records.

While buzzing with activity during the week, the place becomes a
virtual hive on weekends. The guest includes arrivals from the inner
cities of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and, occasionally,
white-robed dignitaries in Ray-Bans from the Middle East.

The inhabitants of Islamberg keep a low profile, rarely visiting local
places of business and having scant communication with the locals. They
maintain that their settlement is a peaceful place to pray, to escape
from the decadence and crime of the inner cities, and to celebrate
their Muslim heritage.
On its website, Islamberg presents itself as a patriotic settlement
that hosts sporting events, cultural activities, and ecumenical
gatherings for the local townsfolk. Indeed, some townsfolk have glowing
things to say about the Muslim enclave in the dark forest. John
Giannone, a loyal physician, said that residents of Islamberg helped
him clean up the debris from his house after a flash flood nearly wiped
the small town of Deposit off the map. They even did the dishes,
Giannone told Fox News. The doctor now fasts on Ramadan out of respect
for his helpers.

But all is not what it seems in Islamberg.  It is neither as benign as
a Buddhist monastery nor as tranquil as a Carmelite convent. Nearly
every weekend, neighbors hear sounds of gunfire. Some, including a
combat veteran of the Vietnam War, have heard the bang of small
explosives. None of the neighbors wished to be identified for fear of
“retaliation.” “We don’t even dare to slow down when we drive by,” one
resident said. “They own the mountain and they know it and there is
nothing we can do about it but move, and we can’t even do that. Who
wants to buy a property near that?”
Venturing into the eastern perimeter of the compound, the investigators
came upon ropes hanging from tall trees, wooden fences for scaling, a
make-shift obstacle course, and a firing range. The range, which
remains in regular use, contains abandoned vehicles that have been
riddled with bullet holes.
The investigators also came upon a system of tunnels leading to underground bunkers.

Below: A denizen of Islamberg above one of the underground tunnels within the compound

The complex serves to scare the bejeezus out of the local residents.
“If you go there, you better wear body armor,” a customer at the Circle
E Diner in Hancock said. “They have armed guards and if they shoot you,
nobody will find your body.”

At Cousins, a watering hole in nearby Deposit, a barfly, who didn’t
wish to be identified, said: “The place is dangerous. You can hear
gunfire up there. I can’t understand why the FBI won’t shut it down.”

The FBI can’t shut it down because it remains listed as a religious
community and, since war has not been officially declared by Congress,
the War Powers Act and the Smith Act, which would permit such
intrusion, are not in effect. What’s more, the special agents of the
Bureau are now compelled to undergo sensitivity training sessions so
that they will not offend practitioners of Islam – – even radical Islam
– – in the course of a criminal investigation.


FBI Agent Phillip Irizarry and other law enforcement officials at the Islamberg picnic

Several years ago, federal and state law enforcement officials
finally did descend upon the remote compound but they made the visit
neither to make arrests nor to investigate the reports of gunfire and
explosions. They rather traveled to the compound to partake of halal
hotdogs and Pepsi Cola at a communal picnic and to greet Islamberg’s
newly elected mayor.


Williams at the Islamberg branch of the International Quranic Open University


Islamberg is also the campus of “The International Quranic Open
University” – – a facility that consists of a small, ranch-style mobile
home along Muslim Lane.
At the university, students receive training from manuals penned by
Sheikh Gilani and learn that their “foremost duty” is to “wage jihad”
against “their enemies.” The students are also treated to Gilani’s
poetic tirades against Western civilization and his jihad jingles, such
as this marching song:

“Come join my troops and army,”
Says our Sheikh Gilani .
“Prepare to sacrifice your head.
“A true believer is never dead.
“Say ‘Victory is in the air,’
“The kafir’s blood will not be spared.”

“Pillar of Lies,” the standard text at the school, Gilani writes that
the 9/11 attack was an elaborate plot hatched by Zionists to launch the
US invasion of Muslim lands.


The Learning Center of the International Open Quranic Center at Islamberg

In a recruitment video for The International Open Islamic University,
Gilani boosts: “We give [students] specialized training in guerilla
warfare. We are at present establishing training camps. You can easily
reach us at Open Quranic offices in upstate New York or in Canada or in
South Carolina or in Pakistan.”
Before becoming a student at the university or a citizen of Islamberg,
recruits and students are compelled to sign an oath that read: “I shall
always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily
fight for Allah’s sake.” They are also obliged to contribute 70% of
their welfare checks and other sources of income to Muslims of the
Americas, Inc.
Following the basic training at the compounds and their reception of a
degree, the best and the brightest of the students continue to be
shipped off to Pakistan for advance training in terrorist tactics.


The ul-Fuqra compounds in southern Virginia, including one near Red
House, appear to be deserted trailer parks. Unlike Islamberg, no
sentries stand guard and no watchmen are visible in the observation


An old woman at the entrance to the Red House complex employs the
Islamic custom of taqiyya (“deception”) by telling investigator Jamal
Mickels that the settlement is deserted

“Everyone is gone,” an old woman in a black burqa says. “The place is deserted.”
But appearances are deceptive.

Within a matter of hours, dozens of African American men – – all in
Islamic garb, replete with skull-caps – – emerge from a small shed that
has been attached to the home of the imam. It is reminiscent of a scene
from a Marx Brothers movie in which scores of people tumble out of a
Other Muslims materialize from the dense forests.
Within seconds, the investigators are surrounded by hundreds of
ul-Fuqra members and several are deeply agitated by the appearance of
kafirs within the settlement.
“What are you doing here?” one asks.
“Who told you to come here?” another inquires.
“Are you the police?”
“Why are you taking pictures of our community?”
Jamal Mickels, a member of the investigative team who was born and
raised in Syria, produces a card from a radical imam he had met the day
before at the radical Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church. A tall man
with an orange conical hat inspects the card, smiles, and shakes his
head with approval. It serves as a jihadi version of a “get-of-a-jail
free” card – – a pass that permits the team to leave the place without
the loss of limb and or a prolonged stay in the underground facility.
As at Islamberg, local residents complain of the incessant sounds of
gunfire on weekends and the arrival of hordes of visitors from Pakistan
and the Middle East. But the settlement has attracted little attention
from law enforcement officials.
Radical Islam has found southern Virginia so hospitable that Jamaat
ul-Fuqra has set up settlements and paramilitary facilities at numerous
sites between Red House and Roanoke.


By flying over the ul-Fuqra compound in Commerce, George,
investigators noted the residents were engaged in the construction of a
massive new underground bunker near a large fortress with a watch
tower. When Congressman Peter Hoestra, Chairman of the House Permanent
Select Committee on Intelligence, was informed of this development, he
expressed surprise that members of the compound were undertaking this
construction without a building permit.



Explosive material found at the al-Fuqra compound in Buena Vista, Colorado.

In 1989, federal law enforcement officials conducted a raid on the
101 acre ul-Fuqra compound in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They
recovered a multitude of handguns with obliterated serial numbers and
silencers, semi-automatic weapons, thirty to forty pounds of
explosives, three large pipe bombs, improvised explosive devices, shape
charges, blank birth certificates, counterfeit Social Security cards,
sets of Colorado drivers’ licenses with identical photos and different
names, and manuals entitled “Guerilla Warfare” and “Counter-Guerilla
Operations.” In addition, they came upon several silhouettes for target
practice, including one with the words “FBI Anti-terrorism team”
written on the target’s torso bulls-eye. In the course of a subsequent
raid on the complex, the feds uncovered a weapons cache of military
rifles that included American M-16s and M-14s and Soviet AK-47s.


Weapons found at the Buena Vista compound

The FBI now knew without doubt that a militant organization of
thousands of African American Islamists were conducting paramilitary
training on American soil, but, strange to say, no measures in the
halcyon days before 9/11 have been undertaken to ban the group or to
shut down the compounds. And so, ul-Fuqra continues to expand on
American soil at an unabated rate – – one recently popped up in
Ailville, Georgia.
The federal officials failed to make note in their official report that
the Buena Vista compound had been deeply mined and contained vast
underground bunkers that were interconnected by a series of tunnels.
The compound is now deserted; the property has been returned to its
original owner; but the underground facilities remain virtually intact
for all to see.

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  • john jay

    thank you. excellent article.
    john jay

  • falcon_01

    That’s just lovely. I wrote Congress when I learned about them a few months ago, never got a response. Probably because they want America to lose the war so they can say “I told you so” and get re-elected. Sick.

  • epaminondas

    Great post, PAM.
    Why aren’t bloggers flying over them obnoxiously taking pictures and setting up on the public roads and highways with parabolic dishes 24 x7 ?
    How come a bunch of hot jewish lesbians married to dolphins haven’t purchased the land across the street and built towers with cameras, and speakers playing endless loops of shabat prayers, or Jerusalem of Gold, or women in orgasm ?
    I have a funny feeling these people can be provoked into being what they really want to be and show anyway.
    Do we have a list of WHERE these ‘camps’ are?

  • Platinum-Rat

    For years I’ve seen the Nation of Islam’s ideology destroy brilliant, black minds. I’ve observed the transformation youngsters who convert to it go through. First, they’re happy-go-lucky individuals who’re talkative, friendly, and involved. After a few weeks of NOI brainwashing, they beome spiteful, hateful, silent and aloof. It’s a rotten transformation from live-and-let- live to ideological hatred. I’ve read a great many NOI pamphlets. All of them antithetical to American values. All of them stating, “…the devil is not a spiritual being, but alive and well in form of the white man.” The scariest stated: “You should hate the white man, white women, and white children.” NOI teaches its followers that whites were the result of gene-splicing thousands of years ago. Whites were created by splicing human(black) genes with swine and apes. Because of apostacy, allah (cursed be her name) allowed the psuedo-humans to outbreed and enslave the ‘true’ humans. Even before 9-11, I knew the threat of this pre-embedded enemy would someday raise its nefarious head. Now they are simply waiting for the op-order to attack. The “Islamberg” article was no surprize. After reading it,I visited the “Islamberg” website. Taqiyya is in full strength here.
    Thanks for the article Ms. Geller, and God Bless You!
    Carlsbad, NM

  • songdongnigh

    Outstanding. We’ve got to keep up the pressure and flush them out.
    For those wanting to know more, go to
    and search the archives. Many aerial pics there.

  • NavPers

    Great idea epaminondas – especially the women in orgasm. That should get those muslim terrorists moving

  • NavPers

    Great idea epaminondas. Especially the women in orgasm. That should get those terrroists wannabees out of those camps quickly

  • Henry Bowman

    From the information presented in this report, virtually everything that these wackos are doing is perfectly legal. I assume that they own the land onwhich the compound is located. The description of a raid on a compound in Colorado Springs, CO (or Buena Vista, CO; the article isn’t clear on that point, and the two cities are not particularly close to one another) states that M-16’s, M-14s, and AK-47s were receovered. All such firearms are NFA firearms, but there are semi-auto versions of all of them which are completely legal to own, and my guess is that the semi-auto versions [namely, the AR-15, M1A, and semi-auto AK-47] were the ones actually shown in the photo. Anyone without a criminal record and 18 years or older can legally purchase these firearms, at least outside of places such as the People’s Republic of California.
    So, the question is what to do, realizing that these wackos may well ‘help out’ their AQ buddies, perhaps in the near future. The answer may be for the FBI to deal with such folks in a manner similar to the way that it dealt with the KKK: infiltration. This may be harder for the Famous But Incompetent folks, as they need a greater fraction of darker-hued employees, but you’d think they would be working on it. Except, of course, for that ‘Incompetent’ portion of the name.

  • Patvann

    If these places have become a “Mecca” for parolee’s and felons…and parolee’s and felons aren’t allowed to own/shoot guns, where are the Parole officers?
    Secondly, if David Koresh and his band of merry freaks were deemed “dangerous” by Clinton, (who subsequently killed them all), why is this bunch of cultists still around?
    -I know….rhetorical.

  • Right Truth

    Terrorists and terror training inside the USA

    After conducting numerous case studies at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, research has demonstrated a pattern for radicalization among Americans who embrace jihad, whether foreign or U.S. born. The cases of the Lackawanna Six, the Portlan…

  • turn

    A ‘compound’ in Hyattsville, MD with firing range and obstacle course?
    Address, please.
    This D.C. suburb seems unlikely.

  • Henry Bowman

    The map showing the locations of the wacko sites is OK, but I’m wondering if there is a published list of actual locations (that is, geographic coordinates). One could possibly use Google Earth to inspect the areas.

  • A Defending Crusader…

    The enemy in ourmidst?

    Hello? BATF? HELLO????

  • Miluimnik

    I see that NEWSMAX is linking to ATLAS SHRUGS!!! (It’s about time).
    “Pakistani Terror Group Has 45 U.S. Compounds”

  • Miluimnik

    The residents of the Jamaat ul Fuqra compounds are for the most part, recruited from within the prison system, are paroled felons, and prohibited from even gazing upon firearms. That is one of the most frustrating aspects of this story, why are these people being handed a “pass” when the Govt. is actively trying to close down law abiding gun shops and dis-arm the general public?
    Gates of Vienna, Northeast Intelligence Network, and several other have published the precise locations of many Jamaat ul Fuqra compounds.
    The more that these creatures are exposed in the alternative media, the more chance of the MainStream picking up on the story, and hopefully this exposure will cause our “Authorities” my fall out of love with the terrorists and their supporters in the United States.

  • Miluimnik

    Excuse the mistakes above……….this keyboard is afflicted with a Twitch & Switch problem. I may have to shoot it.
    As for the felons of Jamaat ul Fuqra. The link below is to a picture of a correctional facility in the hills of Virginia….on “Red House Road”…..just down the road from the infamous “Red House” compound;

  • jelo

    why is there an “obama” ad on your website?

  • Pamela Geller

    Advertising. Very little money in blogging and look what you get when you get it.
    I am not worried about Atlas readers voting for Obama because his ad appeared on my site.
    Where are the GOP candidates? Maybe they advertise on leftard sites :)

  • goldie

    And you talk about the the 9/11 conspiracy theorists being off the deep end. You folks should also take off the tin foil hats and remember to take your meds.
    I just love the justification for taking Obama’s money. Apparently those strong principles you stand for are rather malleable. And what do you call someone who will sell themselves out for money?

  • Pamela Geller

    You sound like an idiot.
    Google rotates their ads. The ad changes several times a day.
    Leftarded thinking never ceases to defy all reason and logic.
    Well, at least they are consistent that way.


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  • Gunter Gillot

    I agree :) Usual Medias (Formated ones) are payed to say what they are saying while bloggers are payed for what they have discovered …

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    How the heck can this Islamberg dump even get away with clear violations of local building and health code? Why does the county not demand that it be shut down for failure to comply with the same laws we all must abide by? No religion is exempt from those codes based on their religion. NO RELIGION. Even if it takes the suport of the National Guard it should be done. Outragous.

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  • Nancy Dean Helsel

    Why are we not raiding these compounds?

    • Kristofer McConnell

      Because they are not “Christian” based…Islam is apparently off limits due to the “sensitivity” we give these Muslims…I think we should be more concerned when they start raiding us when their jihad starts here in the States!