Just when you thought that the dust was settling we find out that a video was released Saturday, in which a senior al-Qaida leader called for Muslims living in metro Detroit to commit jihadist attacks in the U.S. -- a call that local Muslim Americans condemned.
According to Niraj Warikoo on freep.com in a 48-minute recording posted on the Internet, Adam Gadahn -- a native of California who is now al-Qaida's American spokesman -- specifically called upon Muslims living in what he called "the miserable suburbs of Paris, London, Detroit" to attack Americans, citing as examples the Ft. Hood shooting last November in Texas and the Dec. 25 attempted bombing of an airplane descending into Detroit Metro Airport.
The region is known for its sizable Muslim population, and Detroit was the only American city mentioned by the al-Qaida leader. London and Paris also have significant Muslim communities.
Gadahn's comments were condemned by Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"He obviously doesn't know Muslims in Detroit," Walid of Detroit said Saturday. "It appears to be a desperate plea by al-Qaida, which has virtually no support among Muslims in any Western countries."
This was the first time in memory that al-Qaida referenced metro Detroit's Muslim population, local leaders said.
The problem with all this is that while a majority of Muslims denounce the recording and it's mandate, it will only take one extremist to make the senior al-Qaida's jihadist fantasy a reality!