Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas U.S.
byÂ Dave GaubatzÂ | Watch Dog WireÂ
A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to visit theÂ Islamic Center of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. The research findings were typical of most Sunni mosques around America. This is aÂ Salafist(Wahabi) mosque. Inside were the typical violent materials such asÂ Fiqh Us Sunnan,Â Tafsir Ibn Kathir,Riyadh Al Salheen, and more.
The research findings were not a surprise since I have seen this type mosque hundreds of times during my research. What was interesting is theIslamic Center is near Lackland AFB. This is one of the U.S. Military largest training bases. All USAF personnel must conduct their initial training on this base.
Here is what I discovered:
1. The Imam is Yousef Said, Ph D. Most of the worshippers are from Pakistan/Sunni-Salafist.
2. They had all the materials that identify them as supporting Al Qaeda, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
3. Very strictÂ ShariaÂ adherence. Many of the young girls were completely veiled.
4. The Center has a strong security team on the grounds 24 hours a day.
5. I met several men, the Imam, custodians, and their head of security.
6. The Islamic Center is closely linked toÂ Masjid Beit El Magdes, 7627 Culebra Rd., San Antonio. They are also behind the Mosque on Lackland AFB. A Brother Jeffrey is the Imam at the Lackland mosque. I was informed the new USAF recruits at Lackland must study Islam and attend the mosque on base. Brother Jeffrey has a goal of recruiting/converting at least 3 Airmen per week. Thus far they have had no problem doing this.
7. There were brochures ofÂ Imam Siraj WahhajÂ coming to San Antonio on 8 June 2013. Remember I have always said Wahhaj is America’s most dangerous Islamic leader. The meeting is open
Â for all and will be held at theÂ Crossroads Mall Wonderland of America, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 7pm – 10pm.
8. A former U.S. military memberÂ Terry HoldbrooksÂ assigned to GITMO was converted by three GITMO prisoners. Holdbrooks now speaks at mosques. He was in San Antonio on 24 May 2013.
9. The Islamic Center has close ties withÂ CAIR National.
Lackland Air Force BaseÂ is also home to a large number of Saudi Military. They attend training at this base for various aircraft related fields of study. Over the years there have been Saudi military that suddenly disappear into the American landscape. Many are part of the underground Islamic sleeper cell community.
Photo: Promoting Islam at Lackland Air Force Base, TX
Lackland AFB hasÂ a mosqueÂ and what I found disturbingÂ was thatÂ non Muslims AF trainees at Lackland attend Islamic services at the mosque. The Islamic leaders at theIslamic Center of San AntonioÂ informed me that new AF recruits must attend Islamic services at the mosque.