A 2004 report funded by the Justice Department identifies Marion as having a “training compound” for MOA. A 2006 report for law enforcement also said that Marion is home to one of at least seven “covert paramilitary training compounds.” Some MOA members are known to have been born in Marion.
Convicted Fuqra/MOA terrorist Edward Flinton said that the group’s New York-based trainer, known by the nickname of “Doorsman,” had “pseudo-military” classes in Alabama. He said the location may have been Birmingham.
 Kane, John and April Wall. “Identifying the Links Between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism,” National White Collar Crime Center, September 2004. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/209520.pdf
 “Jamaat ul-Fuqra: Gilani Followers Conducting Paramilitary Training in U.S.,” Regional Organized Crime Information Center (dissemination limited to law enforcement), 2006. http://info.publicintelligence.net/ROCICjamaatulfuqra.pdf