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TheBlaze’s senior Washington correspondent Sara Carter appeared on TheBlaze TV Monday to discuss the growing issue of Islamic extremism in Central and South America — an issue both she and Glenn Beck have warned about for years.
Carter noted that the Washington Post recently came out with an article about a man namedMoshen Rabbani, who is an Islamic cleric from Iran and a former cultural attache at the Iranian Embassy in Buenos Aires. He has also been accused of being the mastermind behind the bombing of a Jewish Community Center in 1994 that killed 85 people.
“He is the head of a group, a department in Iran, that actually spends all their time building cultural centers in South [and Central America]…recruiting young Latinos that he can take back to Iran to train and indoctrinate in the religious city of Qom,” Carter said.
According to the article in the Post, once the young men and women arrive in Iran, they are put into intensive courses in “perfect Spanish” on subjects like “anti-Americanism and Islam.” Experts estimate roughly 1,000 people have gone through the program since 2007.
Carter continued: “Now [Qom] is one of the most sacred cities for the Shiites…So think about this – young Latino men and women traveling to Iran, being indoctrinated by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard…”
And then, Iran is sending the young Latinos back home.
“These young folks are becoming recruiters and voices for the Iranian government right in our backyard,” Carter warned. “This is a serious threat.”