The Delaware County, New York, sheriff’s office does not believe there is any credible threat emanating from an Islamic commune within their jurisdiction that serves as the national headquarters for a Muslim organization previously accused of engaging in paramilitary training within the U.S.
Craig Dumont, deputy sheriff of Delaware County, appeared Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s AM 970 The Answer, where he downplayed concern about Islamberg, a 70-acre rural hamlet that is the headquarters for Muslims of the America, Inc., or MOA. MOA was founded by controversial Pakistani Sufi cleric Mubarak Ali Gilani.
Dumont told Klein his office has been inside Islamberg on a number of occasions and that he has been “perplexed” by recent news media reports of alleged jihadist training camps.
“It’s kind of perplexing to us,” he said. “All this recent media attention in regard to potential terrorist training camps and things that are going on there. We don’t see it. We just don’t find any of that to be valid at this time. … There are no active threats that we are aware of at this time.” Continue reading