Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dave Gaubatz, the first U.S. civilian (1811) Federal Agent deployed to Iraq in 2003. He is currently the Director of the Mapping Sharia Project and the Owner of DG Counter-terrorism Publishing (dgaubatz.blogspot.com). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FP: Dave Gaubatz, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
News organizations are reporting on the overall national security issue within America. Tell us what you are doing differently.
Gaubatz: Thank you Jamie.
What I am hearing from Americans from all backgrounds is that they want to know exactly what the potential internal threats are to our nation and what is being done about it.
The Mapping Sharia Project is outstanding and will continue, but I have formed my own company (DG Gaubatz Publications) and will take a more in depth approach. It will coincide with the Mapping. Each week my team and I will conduct field research at pre-designated Islamic Centers in America. Several visits to the center and discussions with Imams and worshippers will be accomplished during the week. A ‘News Brief’ will be provided as a subscription for the public, law enforcement, and our elected officials. No open source material will be used. If I can’t obtain evidence first-hand, it will not be a part of the threat analysis.
FP: So you are researching only Islamic Centers. Muslim organizations will obviously accuse you of being biased.
Gaubatz: Sure enough Jamie. But the Muslim organizations who will say my research is unethical or biased are the same groups supporting the Islamic Jihadist ideology in the U.S., so any comments made by them are null and void.
I conduct research at Islamic Centers because the greatest threat to America (to include Muslims and non-Muslims) are Islamic leaders who have been trained in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan. Many are non U.S. citizens who are allowed into our country under ‘religious’ immigration guidelines. Many of these ‘scholars’ advocate violence against America (treason) and want America controlled by Sharia Law. Islamic leaders are currently lecturing worshippers in most parts of the world to destroy Israel and America.
Most importantly our government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to train me in CT (Counter-Terrorism) matters related to Islamic Jihadists. Our country spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to send me to Arabic language school and vast additional resources were utilized to send me first to Saudi Arabia before the war in 2003, and then deployed me into Iraq to collect first-hand intelligence. The Islamic Jihadist ideology, methods, and mindset are my specialty. Although this is my expertise I would be the first to conduct research at a church or synagogue if there is intelligence provided indicating ‘treason’ is being advocated at these locations.
FP: So any new intelligence regarding Islamic Jihadists in America?
Gaubatz: During the last week I was provided first-hand intelligence pertaining to 500 convenience (cigarette/tobacco) stores operating in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The stores are being operated by Muslims primarily from Pakistan and Egypt. The tobacco tax is very low in these states. Tractor trailer loads are being loaded with tobacco from these stores and transported to Michigan and other states nearby. The store operators from TN, VA, SC, and NC, are illegally making upwards of millions of dollars daily by illegally transporting these loads of tobacco. It is alleged the profits are then transferred to assist Islamic terrorist groups such as Hamas. This is ongoing research. Before I release the information to law enforcement I will have the complete list of 500 store names, audio-video (when legal to do so) of the transfers, and people willing to come forward to testify in court if required. I believe if we can shut these locations down and if they are tied to certain Islamic Centers, their non profit status should also be removed.
FP: This is quite something. What else?
Gaubatz: This week I have conducted research at one specific Islamic center in Richmond, VA, and three in Nashville, TN. The news briefs subscriptions will provide specific details on each. This Friday is the first subscription release and Richmond, VA will be highlighted. I encourage readers to begin collecting these individual new briefs. It will provide them a better understanding of activities being conducted in their areas.
FP: Are the subscriptions free to readers?
Gaubatz: Jamie, I thought about this question for several weeks. I would love nothing better than to run around the country and collect intelligence on national security issues and provide it individually at no cost to every American. Realistically this is not possible.
The travel costs, equipment, and labor costs are not cheap. More importantly as I get older, I realize as many Americans do that time away from your families is difficult. I fought during Operation Iraqi Freedom and would have given my life for my country. I have a wife, son, and daughter. If I have to do what our law enforcement should be trained to do, time away from them is going to cost.
There are few trained CT Americans who can go to an Islamic Center, develop rapport, and know more about the ideology being taught, and the potential for threats to our country by some Islamic Jihadist, and do this in a few hours/days, than most law enforcement can do with hundreds of thousands of dollars and six months to a year. Each week the news brief will highlight an area or Islamic Center. The subscription will cost $25.00 each. Americans ask me each week what can be done. I highly suggest they order these threat analysis reports and begin demanding their law enforcement and elected officials take legal action against the centers and responsible parties when appropriate.
Islamic scholars do not have the legal right under our U.S. Constitutions (First Amendment) governing free speech, to advocate treason against the U.S. government, nor to kill Christians, Jews, and Muslims who disagree with the ideology of Islamic Jihadists. I will use a simple analogy:
Which one of the two following scenarios would even a rookie police officer respond to and a prosecutor likely prosecutes:
A: A note is found at a junior high school indicating a particular student (12 years old) ‘feels’ like he/she may assault some other students because he feels they have bullied him/her for years.
B: An Islamic scholar passes out brochures, books, and audio tapes of his previous lectures advocating the U.S. be taken over by revolution, the leaders killed, all Jews and Christians killed, and informing the Muslim children to never follow the laws of the U.S. Constitution because our Congressmen are all enemies of Islam and will go to hell. Further the young Muslim children are told to only follow Sharia law, in all of its aspects to include killing anyone who they believe oppresses Islam.
My professional guess is ‘A’. The 12 year old student would immediately have media organizations demanding he/she be apprehended in the best interest of security, and our law enforcement would send ‘SWAT’ teams to conduct the arrest. An eager district attorney would then go on TV (with the Chief of Police and Mayor at his side) informing the public they will not tolerate any form of threats against our children.
Well Jamie I need to inform the readers there is a very real threat against our children and the threats are being ignored. All children are innocent (Muslim and non Muslim). If Islamic scholars teach them to hate and kill, some will subsequently take their advice. One need only look to the training children receive from Hamas in Palestine. How many Hamas supporters do we have in the U.S.?
On 18 Feb 2009, I visited a Sunni mosque in Nashville, TN. A poem was being distributed at the mosque informing children it is heroic to be a martyr (suicide bomber) and to kill Israelis and their supporters.
FP: Thank you for joining us today Dave Gaubatz. Thank you for fighting for America.
Gaubatz: Thank you again for allowing me to inform concerned Americans about CT issues and I highly encourage they obtain my weekly ‘News Brief’ at www.dgaubatz.blogspot.com. The first one will be available today, Feb 20, 2009.