In a February 24, 1998, statement before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Government Information, former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI Oliver Revell said: ” ‘the United States is the most preferred and easiest place in the world for radical Islamic groups to set up their headquarters to wage war in their homelands, destabilize and attack American allies…’ [Extremist] Groups now known to have established themselves in the US include: Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Hizba-Tahrir (the Islamic Liberation Party), the Algerian Islamic Salvation Front and Armed Islamic Group, En-Nahda of Tunisia, the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian Ga’mat Islamiya, Abu Sayyaf Group, followers of Osama bin Laden, the Afghan Taliban and Jamat Muslimeen (from Pakistan and Bangladesh).”

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Page 232