Map of Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist acts in U.S.This government report concerning the Muslims of America-connected group Jamaat ul-Fuqra is from 2005, but critics point out that the compounds are still thriving, even though several members have been arrested over the past couple of decades. The map on the right shows known Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist acts in the United States during the 1980s and 90s. Despite this wide variety of crimes extending back many years, the government, media and “neighbors” are downplaying the danger of this group continuing to operate on U.S. shores.

Identifying the Links between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism

The central focus of the report is a detailed study of cases investigated and prosecuted in Colorado that involve members of a terrorist group known as Jamaat Ul Fuqra. (Fuqra). A substantial component of these cases is a worker’s compensation scheme that involved not only fraudulent insurance claims but also identification fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion….

A state-level perspective is provided through an analysis of criminal cases brought in Colorado against members of a known terrorist group, Jamaat Ul Fuqra. (Fuqra). Investigation in these cases began at the state level in the 1990s, when local police in Colorado found evidence of criminal activity by members of Fuqra, including documentation of a worker’s compensation scheme involving fraudulent insurance claims, identification fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion….

For example, terrorist suspects Ahmad Ajaj and Ramzi Yousef collected materials such as photographs, identification cards, bank records, and education records to create the false identities, which they later used to travel to the United States. Other WCCs [White Collar Crimes], such as identity theft, insurance fraud, and credit card fraud, have been used to fund terrorist activities….

Another source of terrorist funding, which is discussed less often in the literature, is intellectual property (IP) crime…. The illegal sale of counterfeited goods and illegal use of IP to commit other crimes, such as stock manipulation, have been used to support terrorist activities….

In the mid-1990’s the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, successfully prosecuted members of a fundamentalist Islamic sect known as Jamaat Ul Fuqra (Fuqra). In addition to being accused of acts of domestic terrorism, Fuqra members were charged with various WCCs, including committing insurance fraud in a worker’s compensation scheme that spanned a period of more than seven years….

The Fuqra group was first organized in Pakistan by Sheikh Mubarik Ali Jilani Hasmi (Jilani), who also established a United States Fuqra organization in 1980. The followers of Jilani reportedly believe that their leader can perform miracles and exhibit unquestioning respect and obedience. Most, though not all, of the members of Fuqra are African-American, U.S. citizens who have adopted extremist beliefs and live in communal environments, or “Jamaats.” It is believed that over thirty-five (35) Jamaats have existed in the U.S. since 1980, in addition to more than a dozen “covert training compounds” in Colorado, Texas, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Oregon, Washington, Maryland, Alabama, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Tennessee (see Map of Selected Fuqra Activities)….

Over the past few decades, it is believed that the U.S. Fuqra has been preparing for and engaging in a holy war (Jihad) against individuals and groups they perceive to be their enemy. These enemies include Israel, the Nation of Islam, Hindus, Ansar Muslims, East Indians, Jews, the Jewish Defense League, Hare Krishnas, Buddists, and the U.S. government. Since the formation of Fuqra in the U.S., it is suspected that Fuqra members and associates have been involved in at least thirteen murders and sixteen bombings. (See Appendix B for a partial listing.)

The first investigation of Fuqra was initiated by the FBI in 1983, in response to a killing and double firebombing in Detroit, Michigan, directed at the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam….

Members of the Fuqra group have raised money by taking advantage of a variety of social services programs, including worker’s compensation, public health care, welfare, and food stamps programs. Other crimes committed by Fuqra members include the creation and use of false identification cards, birth certificates, and other forged documents…