Minnesota judge set aside room in court house as mini-mosque during jihad funding trial

We told you about this case previously, Sharia trumps judge in Minnesota. Well, it is even worse than initially thought.

While the feds ruled a jihad-funding Muslim did not have to rise in court, the judge disagrees and is reinstating the contempt charges. However, that same judge or whomever runs the court set aside an Islamic prayer room for Muslims attending the trial…to maintain order. He also spent a lot of time talking about Islam and reached out to Muslim clerics in the community, again to keep order. No conflict of interest? h/t Money Jihad

via Judge reinstates contempt charges for Somali woman who didn’t stand during terror trial

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge in Minnesota reinstated contempt charges Tuesday for a Somali woman who cited religious beliefs when she refused to stand for the court , during the first two days of her high-profile terrorism trial last year.

Amina Farah Ali was convicted last fall of funneling money to terror group al-Shabab in Somalia, though she claimed she was raising money for charity. She is in a halfway house awaiting sentencing on 13 terror-related counts, including conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

During the first two days of her trial, she refused to stand 20 times when those in the courtroom were ordered to rise. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis found her in contempt each time and sentenced her to a total of 100 days.

But the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated 19 of Ali’s contempt charges in June and sent the issue back to Davis to reconsider, saying he must determine whether his order to stand was the least restrictive way to keep order in the courtroom. The appeals court said Davis had to balance the need for order while avoiding placing “substantial burdens on sincere religious practices.”

On Tuesday, Davis ruled that Ali was in contempt. He reinstated all the charges against her, but purged her 100-day sentence.

Davis said that because of the heightened publicity in the case — the courtroom was filled with spectators during most of the trial — the court took extra measures to ensure order.

Extra security officers were on hand throughout the trial, cellphones were ordered to be turned off, signs about courtroom rules were posted in the hall in English and Somali, and one room outside the courtroom was set aside for Muslims who wanted to pray.

He also said he reached out to elders and leaders of the Somali community and told them he would be insisting on order in his court. He said he believed those elders intervened when a group of men in the gallery chose not to stand at one point, and the issue was resolved.

Davis added that he spent a lot of time talking about Ali’s religious beliefs, and pulled her aside so she and the attorneys could talk to him out of the public’s earshot. He said when Ali changed her mind and chose to stand on the third day of her trial, it showed her beliefs could change.

Her attorney had argued that under Ali’s interpretation of Islam, she felt she “should not rise for persons when she does not rise for the prophet.” But she began standing after she was visited in jail by clerics who told her she could stand if she were in a difficult position.

She was also moved to hijab-permitting jail after complaining.

16 Responses

  1. Illustrates another problem. This judge should be impeached!

  2. I do Hope I do NOT sound like a broken record but this doesn’t just irritate me, it scares the b-jezuz outta me.
    The ONLY Two people running for President that spoke out AGAINST the Muslim Take Over in Our Country were Newt Gingrich and Michelle Bachman.
    They were kicked aside to make room for someone who will pander to the Muslims.Romney. In one of his speeches he declared that he will set aside U.S. Tax $ to build a “Charter School for Islamists!”

    To make matters worse, we have “54″ Politicians in D.C. taking campaign $ from HAMAS and CAIR:

    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2012/06/18/criminal-54-members-of-congress-commit-treason-taking-money-from-hamas/

    • that link is not clear on the evidence those politicians have accepted money from Hamas or CAIR… do you have the original source?

      • A common cry from the left when common sense prevails. Of course there’s no evidence. These people may be evil, but not stupid. They’re not going to leave evidence that is iron clad provable. But, there is enough anecdotal evidence for any REASONABLE person to draw the obvious conclusions. The Left and Dhimmies and their terrorist enablers think they are cleaver asking for the TRUTH. But the TRUTH will eventually catch them.
        “do you have the original source?” What a rediculous question. Only a commie/marxist/islamist would ask such a question.

  3. Laws are simply being ignored. The Logan Act makes it a crime to accept Foreign $$:
    The Logan Act says:

    Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

    This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

    http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Logan+Act

    • Okay upaces88, so how do “WE, the People…” enforce these laws on the very people who are supposed to be enforcing these laws??? huh?

      Let me know, ‘cuz i’ll be the first one in line to hold them accountable!

      • RECALL, RECALL, RECALL is one answer to start with. Git these GUTLESS JUDGES OFF OF THE BENCH WITH RECALL!!!! Second FLOOD CONGRESS TO ENACT LAWS FORBIDDING ANY TYPE OF SHERIA LAW INTO THE U S JUDICIAL SYSTEM. Then attack the ISLAMIC SLIME every way possible especially the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD the snakes head of all JIHAD in the WORLD. LOCK AND LOAD.

      • Since no one in State or National Govt. will do anything…. No one in the House OR Senate will do anything AND THAT IS THEIR JOB…
        They are complicit in everything he does. This legal remedy has Teeth:
        18 USC § 2382 – MISPRISION OF TREASON

        USC-prelim
        US Code
        Notes
        Currency

        This preliminary release may be subject to further revision before it is released again as a final version. As with other online versions of the Code, the U.S. Code Classification Tables should be consulted for the latest laws affecting the Code. Those using the USCPrelim should verify the text against the printed slip laws available from GPO (Government Printing Office), the laws as shown on THOMAS(a legislative service of the Library of Congress), and the final version of the Code when it becomes available.

        Current through Pub. L. 112-90. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

        Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.

        It can be filed through two entities:

        The Provost Marshall, and read below:
        Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.
        http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2382

        • Soooooo…as I understand this…”they” are ALL involved in the biggest conspiracy against “WE, the People…” since “our” Declaration of Independence! AND, since “they” are all involved, “WE, the People…” HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO START A REVOLUTION AGAINST OUR CURRENT GOVERNMENT! RIGHT?

    • Thanks for providing that detail U.

  4. Reblogged this on Christian Defence League (CDL).

  5. Sharp insight, creeping. I noticed in the article that the judge took that action, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt because he was trying to preserve order over the rising tide of Minnesota’s Somali Spring. It just goes to show how even counter-jihadists like me can miss the creep creep creep of strident Islam.

    • If there is such a thing as Islamophobia then this might be it…

      although it’s really a fear of Muslims carrying out the dictates of Islam that people like this judge and those who don’t print Mohammad cartoons, or NYC MTA exude

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