During the very week that Obama official Anne Casper attended the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's "Symposium on Defamation of Islam," news has leaked that Florida Imam Abu Taubah had alleged ties to "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel Rahman.
The Blind Sheikh was prosecuted and is incarcerated over the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. And it now appears that Taubah has ties to the Blind Shiekh that may go all the way back to 1993.
Taubah was arrested last year, after it was discovered he'd robbed banks and the government in the 1990s, and allegedly gave the Blind Sheikh $300,000 for further attacks on NYC.
Moreover, prosecutors claim Taubah was training and funding a jihadist who was to be sent from the U.S. to Mauritania to kill U.S. military personnel on Sept 11, 2012. Fortunately, the FBI discovered the plan and both Taubah and the jihadist were arrested before this could happen.
The overarching point is that our world is very dangerous one, and Islamism is no friendlier to America and the West today than it was on September 11, 2001. We ignore this fact to our own peril.