Radical Islam Reaches Bolivia– Ahmadinejad Loincloths a Hit? (Updated)
In 2007, Former Bolivian Congressman and Ambassador Jose’ Brechner disclosed that radical Islamists from from Iran, Libya and other Middle Eastern nations had infiltrated Bolivia.
This week report by the Open Source Center (OSC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it’s true.
FOX News reported:
A poor, agrarian, landlocked country in South America with a nearly 100 percent Christian population is hardly the place one would expect to become a hotbed of Islamic extremism in the Western Hemisphere.
But a recent report by the Open Source Center (OSC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it’s so.
There are only 1,000 Muslims in Bolivia, a country of 9.7 million people, but the connection between some of the community’s religious leaders and Iran — as well as with fundamentalist factions in the Palestinian territories — has U.S. officials and terror experts keeping a watchful eye on them.
The report revealed a number of Muslim organizations in Bolivia whose leaders have publicly denounced U.S. foreign policy and have direct associations with extremists in the Middle East.
“There’s a theory that they may believe — Latin America, particularly with its Leftist leanings in recent years, may be more receptive to the anti-American-type rhetoric that we’ve been accustomed to hearing from Iran,” said a U.S. intelligence official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.