A MOA video released in 2010 showed a map of states where it had “Islamic villages” at that time. Alabama was listed.

A 2004 report funded by the Justice Department identifies Marion as having a “training compound” for MOA.[1] A 2006 report for law enforcement also said that Marion is home to one of at least seven “covert paramilitary training compounds.”[2] Some MOA members are known to have been born in Marion.

Convicted Fuqra/MOA terrorist Edward Flinton said that the group’s New York-based trainer, known by the nickname of “Doorsman,” had “pseudo-military” classes in Alabama. He said the location may have been Birmingham. 

[1] Kane, John and April Wall. “Identifying the Links Between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism,” National White Collar Crime Center, September 2004.

[2] “Jamaat ul-Fuqra: Gilani Followers Conducting Paramilitary Training in U.S.,” Regional Organized Crime Information Center (dissemination limited to law enforcement), 2006.


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