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Gaubatz Repeats Claim that US Muslim Soldiers are Murdering Fellow Troops and Claiming “Friendly Fire”

Staying with WND:

Sources: ‘Friendly Fire’ Cases Actually Are Murder

…”Muslim Mafia” co-author David Gaubatz said on a recent edition of his counterterrorism radio program that because of a Muslim’s first allegiance to Shariah law, they are ill-fitted for the U.S. armed forces.

Gaubatz said a mosque leader in Knoxville, Tenn., reported many Muslims in the military believe that their fellow soldiers are the “enemy.”

“An Islamic leader at a mosque in Knoxville, Tenn., told me that many of the ‘friendly fire’ incidents were actually murders. He advised many Muslims are joining the military for outstanding training and to fight the enemy (their fellow troops),” Gaubatz said.

Gaubatz previously made this claim in 2010, while discussing his involvement with the risible “Mapping Shari’a” project (which I discussed here) at Front Page:

Gaubatz: …On Dec. 14, 2007, I went to an Islamic Center in Knoxville, TN. (yes recorded and evidence obtained). I had an extensive conversation with a long-time member of this mosque. He was also a former Nation of Islam member. This man described to me in detail how some U.S. Muslim soldiers are killing their own troops because, per his words, U.S. Muslims do not want to kill their brothers (the Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan).

FP: Did you provide this information to law enforcement?

Gaubatz: I provided the intelligence to the organization that paid for the research and strongly encouraged this intelligence to be provided to law enforcement immediately. During the Mapping Sharia research project we uncovered numerous pieces of intelligence similar to this.

Note that the “long-time member” of the mosque has now somehow become an “Islamic leader” in the re-telling. And also note that Gaubatz fails to go provide any specific details which would allow us to judge either his source’s credibility or the feasibility of the plot he claims to have related.

To risk stating the obvious: the circumstances of friendly fire deaths are typically subject to intense official and journalistic scrutiny; the idea that Muslim US soldiers could be murdering other US soldiers under the cloak of “friendly fire” yet remain undetected lacks believability, even without the added difficulty of Muslims in Knoxville somehow being in on it and deciding to blab to an anti-Islam polemicist.

The story is of some wider interest due to Gaubatz’s claim to expertise: as a “veteran counter-terrorism investigator” he is involved with Pamela Geller’s “SIOA” organisation, and in 2008 he was championed by Melanie Phillips in the Spectator over his claims to have found the sites of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

Gaubatz’s resurrection of the story comes in the wake of a suggestion made by Matt Staver and bogus ex-terrorist Kamal Saleem that the Obama administration is enrolling foreign Muslim students into US military academies as a part of a plot to “dismantle” western civilization.

(H/T Islamophobia Watch)