On October 8, 1992, authorities rated the 101-acre Jamaat ul-Fuqra (also known as Muslims of America) camp in Buena Vista, along with two MOA safehouses in Colorado Springs and two in Williamsport, PA. The operation followed a raid on a storage locker in Colorado in 1989 that yielded evidence of terrorist operations.
Seven Fuqra members were charged: James D. Williams, the leader of the Colorado branch of Fuqra, Vincent Rafael Pierre, James L. Upshur, Edward Ivan McGhee, Chris Childs, Edward Flinton and Curtis Baylor.
The following are pictures of evidence confiscated during the 1989 raid of a storage locker used by Fuqra, evidence from the raids in 1992, surveillance photos taken by Fuqra operatives in preparation for possible attacks and pictures of the 101-acre camp taken by law enforcement. See this website’s section on Colorado for more information.
Photos from the raid on the Trout Creek Pass camp
Mugshot of Fuqra bombermaker Steven Paul Paster, who later escaped to Pakistan and continued working with Sheikh Gilani.
Weapons, explosives equipment, surveillance photos and instructional material found inside the storage locker used by Fuqra in 1989.
Pictures of the 101-Acre Camp at Trout Creek Pass, Near Buena Vista, CO