The Politics of CP has turned up information about the Jamaat ul-Fuqra headquarters near Hancock, New York. He includes a newspaper article on the place:
|The entrance to the 70-acre enclave, located 45 miles southwest of Binghamton, includes a small gate and guard shack. A sign welcomes you to Islamberg.|
|A cluster of trailers serves as a Muslim parochial school, and an old hunting lodge has been turned into a school.|
|Many of the residents work as toll collectors at New York City's bridges andtunnels. Others work at one of the area's largest firms, Deposit Computer Services, in nearby Deposit.|
|Bridges and tunnels, huh? That's not alarming or anything! Geez.|
CP seems to have discovered the same thing that I did: news of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, both in the MSM and on the internet, more or less stopped after 2002. A few stories showed up in 2003, reprising the earlier material, and there was a note in Jihad Watch after John Allen Muhammad was convicted in November of 2003, and then… Nothing.
Until now. Let’s keep the meme open.