Dirty Bomb Attack on U.S. Within the Week? UPDATE: "American Hiroshima"

UPDATE 10/18 17:00 CDT: NFL Stadiums threatened with dirty bomb attack this weekend. We believe we have found the initial threat. NFL threat does not seem credible. See here or go to MAIN PAGE for updates.


The Taliban have issued another warning that Muslims should leave the U.S. immediately before a major attack is launched. The warning implies that the threat will be from a dirty bomb and that it will come before next Monday.

In September we brought you news of an al Qaeda threat to detonate a dirty bomb on U.S. soil. The threat was that Adnan El Shukrijumah (aka, Adnan Al-Shukri Jumaa) would carry out the attack. The whole blogosphere was abuzz about it, and one of our readers alerted us (and the FBI) that she had seen Adnan El Shukrijumah in Texas.

Personally, I never took the threat that seriously. But some of the other Jawa writers did. It looks like some law enforcement officials are taking the threat seriously, too. The same reader alerted us about this encounter with the local SWAT team last week. In my prolonged absence, I forgot to post about it.

I was greeted this morning at my office by a member of the local SWAT team.

They are looking for an Arab male, passing himself off as hispanic. Judging by the picture they showed me, this guy could definitely pass as Mexican.

This is getting rather strange.

Indeed it is. If you look at El Shukrijumah's picture above, it seems to me he might pass off as a Mexican national. You'll also remember that when the same reader had her initial strange encounter with the person who she believed was El Shukrijumah, that he tried to pass himself off as a Mexican national.

El Shukrijumah may have recently been spotted in Britain.

On top of that, Allahpundit has news of a second warning that an attack will come before the end of Ramadan. Just to keep you up to speed, Ramadan ends October 23. Less than a week 'til doomsday, I guess.

My spidey-senses tell me that the threat is just so much bluster. The media whores at al Qaeda central just hate being upstaged and out-nuked by the Ronery One.

But still, I was a Boy Scout, and 'tis better to be prepared than sorry. Be on the lookout for Arabs trying to pass themselves off as Mexicans. El Shukrijumah is believed to have spent some time in Latin America, so he may speak Spanish. He also went to school in Canada. So if a 'Mexican' orders a "Molsen, eh" .... better call the FBI.

UPDATE: And here is our friend Jeff Epstein's take in Canada Free Press on the same warnings above:

Final preparations have been made for the American Hiroshima, a major attack on the U. S.
And it looks like the version of the account quoted by Allahpundit, and which was the basis of the doomsday-within-a-week scenario, which makes it seem like the attack will come before the end of Ramadan, may have been misleading. Here are some quotes from the original conversation:

Our brothers are ready to attack inside America. We will breach their security again. There is no timeframe for our attack inside America; we can do it any time.

Q: What do you mean by another attack in America?

A: Yes a bigger attack than September 11th 2001. Brother Adnan [el Shukrijumah] will lead that attack, Inshallah......Bush is aware that brother Adnan has smuggled deadly materials inside America from the Mexican border. Bush is silent about him, because he doesn't want to panic his people. Sheikh Osama bin Laden has completed his cycle of warnings....

Q: But if you attack inside America again, then Muslims living in America will face lot of problems, why would you like to create new problems for your brothers and sisters?

A: Muslims should leave America. We cannot stop our attack just because of the American Muslims

So, maybe not next week, but soon.

And 30 seconds of a Google News search, and it turns out my Molsen joke may be both funny and true. Canada Free Press:

"Adnan El Shukrijumah possesses the uncanny abilities to blend into a crowd, to alter his looks, to assume a multitude of identities....He is the proverbial Mr. Cellophane. Few things about el Shukrijumah indicate his radical Islamic orientation. He is often clean-shaven and never wears a long shirt or chews a toothpick. He has been known to have a beer on occasion (like an average American Joe), to smoke an occasional Camel, and to carry rosary beads in his pocket." ...

He could pose as an Italian-American, a Mexican-American, a Canadian, a Saudi, a Jamaican and a Latino from Trinidad.

This lone wolf in sheep's clothing is a trained pilot, an expert in the intricate art of the dirty bomb, and if the FBI's got it right, he's coming soon to an American city near you.

This article was from 2 days ago.

Also, just a reminder, Adnan El Shukrijumah spent time in his childhood in Brooklyn and spent some time in college in Florida. He blends in easily.

UPDATE II: Ace has some other pictures of El Shukrijumah which might help spot him. Also, be sure to check out the 3 photos at the FBI's website.

Posted by: Rusty at 02:50 PM


1 September?

Posted by: Mike H. at October 17, 2006 03:55 PM

2 Let's hope your Spidey sense is accurate, but if they want to bring it on, cool.

Bring it, and then they'll really be calling the Bush Admin animals.

Posted by: dick at October 17, 2006 04:06 PM

3 My only concern is that they are telling muslims to leave. Naw thats BS. They don't care if muslims get killed in their attacks. So this is probably a false alarm. However, I do believe it will happen sooner or later.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 17, 2006 04:24 PM

4 interesting that I heard a report on faux news that our very good friend Hugo Chavez was helping terror groups infiltrate by giving them Venzuelan IDs and lnguage skills.But this warning I'll have to take with a grain of salt.

Posted by: tarzan at October 17, 2006 04:38 PM

5 Wow.. and I thought I had a paranoid streak.
I really don't think our government needs to "make" an incident. I think the threat from any number of terrorist/wannabees is real enough. And it will be a bad day for alot of people if something does happen.

Posted by: JeepThang at October 17, 2006 05:13 PM

6 I hereby order all muslims to leave America immediately.......... REASON: Because I said so.

Posted by: n.a. palm at October 17, 2006 06:08 PM

7 <blockquote>smoke an occasional Camel (pole)</blockquote>

Man, what a pervert.

Posted by: Editor at October 17, 2006 06:21 PM

8 The Ziocons are desperate. They can feel the noose around their necks. Americans know they have been betrayed – 9-11, a war of lies, unchecked spying, war crimes.

The Ziocons need another incident as a distraction and will manufacture it if need be. They need martial law to fill their internment camps and silence the chatter.

A false flag, dirty bomb operation, blamed on Iran would do the trick. Then they can attack Iran with nukes, after all, “they attacked us with nukes first”.

Posted by: Greg at September 23, 2006 09:59 AM

Posted by: Greg at October 17, 2006 06:29 PM

9 Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
Cause it's getting nearer, it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living, it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer, soon it will all be true

Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Posted by: Yusaf Islam at October 17, 2006 06:37 PM

10 Nice site. It's got all the bells and whistles.

Posted by: Yusaf Islam at October 17, 2006 06:40 PM

11 They're going to play Cat's song at the Clinton/Bush re-education camps, over and over.

Posted by: Greg at October 17, 2006 07:03 PM

12 Gregturd loses points for forgetting to add "chimpy".

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 17, 2006 07:25 PM

13 Gregturd is taking some nasty drugs.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 17, 2006 07:55 PM

14 Bring it...So we can end this once and for all.

Posted by: Jack's Smirking Revenge at October 17, 2006 07:56 PM

15 I certainly do hope this is all a lot of bluster and not just because the immediate effects would be horrific. A major secondary problem would be that those currently pursuing our disastrous strategy in the so called war on terror would be empowered by such a turn of events and things would go from very bad to unimaginably bad.
As Robert Pape writes (expanded upon by me in a recent post):

"So long as the war on terrorism ignores the actual strategic logic of suicide terrorism, it will likely be impossible to win and our actions may well end up helping terrorist leaders recruit many more suicide terrorists to kill us. The longer American combat forces remain in Iraq and the rest of the Arabian Peninsula, the greater the risk of the next 9/11."

Posted by: Professor von Nostrand at October 17, 2006 08:32 PM

16 Maybe the Norks second test is going to take place in the US. Personally, it would only be equivalent to Hiroshima if it were dropped by a B29 unexpectedly on a pleasant August day.

anything else would be redundant. There isn't enough plutonium in NK to defeat the American spirit.

Posted by: SeeMonk at October 17, 2006 08:35 PM

17 Anyone ever heard of USEC? America has enough Plutonium to make sure North Korea becomes a lifeless moonscape.

Posted by: Howie at October 17, 2006 08:40 PM

18 Greg with one g: your momma wants you to get home right now. It's time for your botox injection.............

Posted by: n.a. palm at October 17, 2006 08:46 PM

19 Please. just like the warning when they told all Muslims to leave the U.S before September 11th.
If anyone hasn't cottoned on yet, The Taliban, or Al-Qaeda are unlikely to tell the U.S when, or how they will strike -- the Taliban is well known to have a few propaganda guys that make Iraqi Information Minister Muhammed Saeed seem like "Honest Abe"

Posted by: davec at October 18, 2006 03:20 AM

20 And not to mention that gregturd is starting to plagiarize me, using
lines like "they are starting to feel the noose on their necks". They
do say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 18, 2006 07:07 AM

21 Greg, honey, the grownups are talking. Run along and watch an X-Files rerun or something.

Posted by: ak at October 18, 2006 09:24 AM

22 It makes me wonder because we're getting close to Ezekiel 38 and the only mention that might be construed as a reference to the US in the Bible is in Eze 38:13 with the mention of the young lions (Britain's symbol being the lion and the young lions being the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) asking Gog if it has come to take of the spoils. Why wouldn't the US come to Israel's aid with Russia, Iran and the Arab alliance attacking? Economic collapse? Nuclear attack like a dirty bomb say on Wall Street with all the financial institutions there? A war on the homefront? Just speculating

Posted by: Big White Infidel at October 18, 2006 12:36 PM

23 Thanks for mentioning Jeff's article.....we need all the help we can get.

On Thursday, 19 October Jeff will be hosting a "SkypeCast" for Bloggers and others who would benefit from the opportunity to discuss the American Hiroshima predictions and other subjects with Jeffrey Epstein and some of the experts who will be attencing the AFT Symposium in Las Vegas.

American Hiroshima

Hosted by Truthforum1

Starts October 19, 21:00

Posted by: Michael at October 18, 2006 01:03 PM

24 This would be Mir's interview, right? He also said the Atta video was some sort of signal to strike, so I'm inclined to think the guy's full of shit.

Besides, what kind of stupid move would it be to attack us right before an election? We aren't exactly Spaniards.

Posted by: Bard at October 18, 2006 01:27 PM

25 I certainly hope that this article is on the up and up because all those of you who joke about this, there are some who believe what they read and hear so if this is someones way of getting their name or artical printed.

Posted by: Leesa at October 18, 2006 02:46 PM

26 Where did you get your information?

Posted by: An American at October 18, 2006 02:49 PM

27 Could this tie in with the "NFL" dirty bomb threats reported on by CNN?

Posted by: Concrnd at October 18, 2006 03:15 PM

28 Football stadiums as targets don’t make sense to me. They aren’t essential infrastructure.

Posted by: Greg at October 18, 2006 04:39 PM

29 I don't doubt for a second that those cowardly little bastards will attempt dirty bombs on sunday at the "7 nfl stadiums". If any of you radical, childish, ignorant muslims are reading this, then fuck you. You are not only evil, but crazy, because you think you're doing the will of God, but there is no mention of the violence and evil you produce in your little qaran. Educate yourselves. If you just want to fight, join the UFC. You're all cowards and little bitches. I was wounded very badly twice by hand grenades in Iraq, and you didn't get me then. I represent the American people. You will never conquer us, or destroy us, let alone discourage us. So just give it up. Your qaran teaches peace like every other religious book in the world. Try that for a change. You'll like it.

Posted by: an ex-soldier at October 18, 2006 04:50 PM

30 They aren't looking for infrastructure per se... they want to kill Americans, period. And Americans enjoying a uniquely American pastime, by the thousands, makes some sense.

Posted by: TXCrawDaddy at October 18, 2006 04:54 PM

31 Please god help humanity recover its sanity
a war monger is never civilize or sain vengenge is the tool of the weak, may the good universaly
prevail, may univrsal compassion prevail, may we keep the peace, understand each other and generously toleate our differences every one in this belief shall live, let this be our ideal.Lets protect each other and raise humanity all conflicts we have to protect life as a whole.

Posted by: Bleu mimosa at October 18, 2006 06:09 PM

32 Subject: FW: Fw: A big cheer for Australians - they Certainly Got It Right!

The Aussie's certainly are on the ball with this..... I am for this attitude 110%

Is it to much to hope the US can take the same position ??


Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia and her Queen at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his Ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state, and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you", he said on national television.

"I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia: one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law a nd have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option", Costello said.

Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off. Basically people who don't want to be Australians, and who don't want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then, they can basically clear off", he said.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: "IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians."

"However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the 'politically correct' crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not
against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a
better life by coming to Australia." "However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand." "This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own lang uage and our own lifestyle."

"This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom."

"We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, Learn the language!"

"Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture."

"We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us."

"If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like " A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means, keep your culture, but do not force it on others.

"This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'."

"If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted."

On active duty in Afgahnistan ADCS AW GIBSON USN

Posted by: Brian Gibson at October 18, 2006 06:46 PM

33 Right on!!!!Brian Gibson,I agree that some
in America DO need to GROW a PAIR, and I too
am tired of the 'political correctness' that
will be the downfall of our countries.
Wakan Tanka Kici Un(Lakota Souix for"May God
Bless you" and please take care and Wopika
tanka(many thanks) to you. The Meadowlark is
the newscaster of the field.

Posted by: Meadowlark at October 18, 2006 08:53 PM

34 Well said Brian, This country was founded on the freedom of religion and many want to do away with it. If you remove the foundation of a home..
"It will Fall" the same holds true for our country and way of life.
Shut the borders down, export ALL illeagals and start TERM LIMITS for all elected officals.

Posted by: Peace from the Northeast at October 19, 2006 05:36 AM

35 Well said Brian, This country was founded on the freedom of religion and many want to do away with it. If you remove the foundation of a home..
"It will Fall" the same holds true for our country and way of life.
Shut the borders down, export ALL illeagals and start TERM LIMITS for all elected officals.

Posted by: Peace from the Northeast at October 19, 2006 05:36 AM

36 Well said Brian, This country was founded on the freedom of religion and many want to do away with it. If you remove the foundation of a home..
"It will Fall" the same holds true for our country and way of life.
Shut the borders down, export ALL illeagals and start TERM LIMITS for all elected officals.

Posted by: Peace from the Northeast at October 19, 2006 05:36 AM

37 Sorry I didn't mean to repeat myself but maybe we have to in order get our point across!

Posted by: Peace from the Northeast at October 19, 2006 05:38 AM

38 Great! I believe I have found my next host country. Just as a parasite begins looking around to replacethe withering and dieingvine it is currently on! Hallelujah! I am sick of this tip-toeing around trying to be non-racist and politically correct for cry-babies who never learned the meaning of " sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me! " I'm going where a spade can be called a spade!( No offense meant. )If you earned a title however, that's what you get coming to you!

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 19, 2006 12:21 PM

39 Bard, Greg,

None of us know what the terrorists are thinking but I think that if they have any kind of understanding of Americans than it is entirely plausible they would consider striking sports stadiums, particularly NFL games like these. Why? Because it's a mass concentration of Americans, relatively low percentage of Muslims (just guessing that), it would be captured on live tv (ala 9/11) , it would rob us of one of the things that holds our country together, a love of sports. Think about how much of our culture revolves around college and professional sports. If terror is their goal and affecting how we live, then this is w/o a doubt a potential target.

Lastly, before an election? Think about it. If there is even a hint that these weapons came across our border or passed through a port, who do you think is going to be blamed? Bush. This time, an attack like this will (unfortunately) only help the dems. Terrorists will get what they want. God help us if they pull something like this off.

Posted by: Jimbo at October 20, 2006 10:28 AM

40 Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport passenger lounge in Calgary Alberta Canada, while awaiting their respective flights. One is an American Indian passing through from Lame Deer. Another is a Texas Cowboy on his way to Lethbridge for a livestock show. The third passenger is a fundamentalist Arab student, newly arrived at the University of Calgary from the Middle East.

Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon, the two Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull.

The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table and tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face. The wind outside is blowing tumbleweeds around, and the old windsock is flapping; but still no plane comes.

Finally, the American Indian clears his throat and softly he speaks, "At one time here, my people were many, but sadly, now we are few."

The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward, "Once my people were few," he sneers, "and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?"

The Texas cowboy shifts his toothpick to one side of his mouth and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a smooth drawl, "That's 'cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet, but I do believe it's a-comin'."

Posted by: Brian at October 20, 2006 02:47 PM

41 Greg says the truth. If you are brainwashed american that means you are helpless looser that does not know what is going on in the world. So, get back to you cheezburger and french fry.Enjoy your trashy life !

Posted by: Alex at February 10, 2007 08:20 PM

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