Alabama: Board of Ed submits school kids to whitewashed Islamic history

Also known as dawah. via BOE approves textbooks critics charged were pro-Islam | The Montgomery Advertiser

The Alabama state school board put to rest two controversial issues Friday and also placed the Selma school system on notice that the Alabama State Department of Education is planning an intervention.

With a pair of 5-2 votes, board members approved new social studies textbooks that had sections on religion some accused of being “pro-Islam” and a new math and language arts curriculum, which is based on Alabama’s College and Career Ready standards that pull somewhat from the controversial Common Core curriculum.

Fears of religious bias derailed an earlier vote on approval of new social studies textbooks.

Bice canceled a vote on the textbooks in early December when conservative groups in the state raised concerns about 12 books on the approved state list, which included more than 500 textbooks. They were concerned that the books were too pro-Islam and misrepresented some aspects of Christianity.

Specifically, the Eagle Forum and Act! For America sent letters to board members last month complaining that the books in question omitted references to Islam being spread by violence and don’t spend enough time on Christianity’s positives.

Bice said he had the textbook committee re-examine the books in question, and that he read them as well, before ultimately determining that they met state standards.

Betty Peters of Kinsey and Bell, from Montgomery, voted against approving the new books, and Bell introduced an amendment that removed the textbooks in question. That amendment failed.

“I don’t mind at all the teaching of other religions,” Bell said after the meeting. “I just want it to be presented fairly, and I don’t think these books measure up to that standard.”

Homeschooling is looking more attractive each day in Alabama. Or is it Allahbama?

Update: Birmingham conservative group not giving up fight against alleged pro-Islamic textbooks

Alabama: Five Muslims arrested in ring reselling stolen goods from Kroger, Publix

A sixth on the loose. Muhammad factor: 50%. via 5 convenience store employees charged with reselling items stolen from Kroger, Publix in Huntsville (photos) | AL.com.

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Huntsville police arrested five local convenience store employees and charged them with reselling items stolen from Kroger and Publix.

Investigators partnered with Kroger and Publix grocery stores for several months, investigating convenience stores that police say bought merchandise stolen from Kroger and Publix. According to police, this detail, combined with previous operations, resulted in a reduction of retail thefts for the two grocery stores.

Here are the convenience stores involved and the employees arrested:

Fuel City located at 2000 Whitesburg Drive

Mohammed Naderi Keshtakari, 68, and Mohammed Ali Naderi, 62, were both charged with second-degree theft of property and second-degree buying and receiving stolen property.

Mini Mart 2 located at 4302 University Drive

Sharif Ahmed Nasser, 30, Mohammad Reza Moradi, 53,were both charged with third-degree theft of property and second-degree buying and receiving stolen property.

Conoco located at 2014 Governors Drive

Hosein Eslami, 60, was charged with third-degree theft of property and second-degree buying and receiving stolen property.

Huntsville police also has active warrants for Fateh H. Alradi ,30, for buying and receiving stolen property and receiving stolen property at the All In One located at 2520 Oakwood Avenue.

Alabama: 15-year sentences for 2 American-born jihad plotting Muslims

via Judge imposes maximum 15-year prison sentences for Alabama-hatched terrorism plot | AL.com.

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MOBILE, Alabama – Citing a lack of remorse and a failure to renounce their intentions to commit violent jihad abroad, a federal judge Friday sentenced a pair of silent men to the maximum punishment for a plot hatched in Alabama.

Randy “Rasheed” Wilson and Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, both 26, will spend 15 years in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and then will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for three years.

U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose said she read hundreds of pages of recorded conversations and intercepted emails from the defendants and searched for evidence that they were “just talking a big game.” And, she added that she had reserved judgment, hoping they would renounce their intentions.

“Unfortunately, there is no other reasonable conclusion that (their conversations) were for the primary purpose of committing violent jihad,” she said. “I don’t have to speculate about that.”

At one point, prosecutors had asked for two days for the sentencing hearing. In the end, the lawyers did most of their arguing through written submissions to the court, and the hearing was over in less than half an hour.

Each defendant rose individually to hear his sentence. Neither said a word or expressed any emotion. Wilson, sporting a longer beard than the one he had when authorities arrested him at the Atlanta airport last year, gave a slight smirk toward his family as federal marshals led him out of the courtroom. His relatives declined to comment after the hearing.

According to prosecutors, Abukhdair moved from his home in Syracuse, N.Y., to Egypt and struck up an online friendship with Wilson in 2010 centered on their extremist views of Islam. Wilson, a convert to the religion, is from Mobile and spent time in Birmingham as a child before returning home. He converted after his mother married a Muslim. He, himself, is married to a convert and has two young children.

Abukhdair moved to Mobile after Egyptian authorities arrested and deported him. The two spent months discussing the best country to move to in order to defend Islam, according to court records. They then tried to board a plane for Africa.

The FBI began monitoring them in 2011, using a pair of undercover agents posing as a married Muslim couple who had just moved to Mobile. The male agent approached Wilson at the car lot where he was working at the time. A “confidential human source” – someone who knew Wilson from the Mobile area – also fed information to investigators.

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Abukhdair was born in Syracuse on Oct. 3, 1987. Court documents do not say how long he lived in the area, but in 2007 he moved from the U.S. to Cairo, Egypt.

According to court documents, Abukhdair said that the purpose of Islam is to conquer the world with violent means. He suggested that he and Wilson could form “AQUSA” – al-Qaeda in the USA. He proposed seizing hostages in the U.S. and demanding the release of convicted terrorists.

Abukhdair and Wilson eventually decided to fight for Islam in Africa instead, and planned traveling to Mali, where they expected violence to break out. Abukhdair was arrested at an Atlanta bus stop on Dec. 11, 2012, as he prepared to fly to Morocco via Canada.

Alabama: Dead jihadi’s alma mater drops French for Arabic

via Arabic foreign language class at Daphne High teaches ‘a culture of hate,’ some parents say | al.com.

DAPHNE, Alabama — Daphne High School is offering Arabic language classes instead of French classes this fall, taught by Sanaa El-Khattabi, a former University of South Alabama professor.

The school had a staff position open after its French teacher retired, said Meredith Foster, Daphne High’s principal. “We had to make a decision to replace that foreign language unit,” she said.

School officials believe the class will help prepare students to succeed in a global economy.

But some Daphne residents are upset that the Baldwin County school system is permitting its students to learn what they call “a culture of hate.”

“When you teach Arabic, you have to teach the culture along with it,” said Chuck Pyritz, whose two sons, Isaiah, 17, and Isaac, 14, attend Daphne High. “The culture is intertwined with Islam.”

Pyritz cited the case of jihadist Omar Hammami, who grew up in Daphne, as a compelling reason that school systems should not offer courses in Arabic. “That’s another red flag for us,” he said.

Hammami, who attended Daphne High, but did not graduate, is believed to have been killed a few weeks ago by members of his former Somali Islamist militant group, al-Shabab.

“This is America, and English is our language, and while I understand the alleged premise of offering Arabic at our high school, I don’t agree with it,” said Michael Rife, who lives in Daphne. “It is not just another language; it is a language of a religion of hate. I’m concerned about our taxpayer dollars going to fund such a program, because I don’t believe it has a lot of foundational value.

“It just concerns me that we’re headed down a path of further eroding our society to a Muslim-based society, or Sharia law (the moral code of Islam), and I’m not willing to let that happen without … something to say about it.”

Pyritz was also disturbed, he said, after meeting with Baldwin school officials to voice his concerns and learning of plans to expand Arabic and other language course offerings in Daphne’s elementary and middle schools.

“They’re trying to indoctrinate our children with this culture that has failed,” he said. “…Why should we want to teach our kids a failed culture when we have a culture that has been successful? All we have to do is follow our Christian culture, which has brought this nation to the pinnacle of success. … I don’t see why they would want to teach this.”

Alan Lee, superintendent of the Baldwin County school system, said Daphne High, with an enrollment of about 1,400, includes students from 30 countries, and that offering Arabic is one of many ways that the school keeps an international focus and helps its graduates prepare for the global economy.

“If you look at the languages of the world, Arabic certainly would be one of the languages that I would want my own child to learn, because of the opportunities it would provide” in terms of careers and paths of study, Lee said.

If Lee wants to subject his children to Arabic and Islam that’s fine but he shouldn’t force it on other children. After all, what opportunities actually exist for Arabic speakers? Other than anti-terror jobs?

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Lee had this to say on the school website:

…all students need to graduate as bi-lingual students. This is not so that they can leave Baldwin County, Alabama or the United States, but so that our county and state become a Mecca for foreign companies, a place where they can find employees who can speak their language. Imagine the opportunities a graduate would have if they were fluent in German (ThyssenKrupp & Mercedes), Korean (Hyundai), or Japanese (Toyota).

Or Arabic (Jihad).

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Alabama: Muslim pleads guilty, talked of waging ‘jihad’ in United States

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via Terrorism defendant pleads guilty in Mobile; talked of waging ‘jihad’ in United States | al.com.

MOBILE, Alabama – A Syracuse, New York, native pleaded guilty Tuesday to a terrorism charge, admitting that he moved here and discussed carrying out violent acts in the United States before settling on a plot to join a jihadist movement overseas.

Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, had been scheduled to go on trial later this year. On the day of his pretrial conference Tuesday, the defendant switched his plea to guilty.

Federal prosecutors have agreed to recommend a 15-year prison sentence for the charge of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. They will ask U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose to dismiss a passport fraud charge.

The plea comes four months after co-defendant Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, pleaded guilty in the case. Both men now will be sentenced in December.

Although the defendants ultimately agreed to fight for Islam in Africa, court records indicate that Abukhdair initially favored terrorism at home. At one point, during a conversation about AQI – al-Qaida in Iraq – Abuhkdair suggested he and Wilson would be AQUSA – al-Qaida in the United States.

“I don’t know if you guys understand the greatness of a jihad operation in the United States, man,” he told Wilson and an undercover FBI agent in February of last year, according to a partial transcript of the conversation.

Abukhdair told the agent that an Egyptian sheik was wrong to suggest that he give up jihad for a more peaceful form of proselytizing known as “dawah.” The goal of Islam, the defendant said, was to take over the world, and the means of achieving that goal was the sword of jihad.

The recorded conversations indicate that Abukhdair suggested taking hostages and demanding the release of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called “Blind Sheik” implicated in a 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center; and Aafia Siddiqui, a scientist serving an 86-year prison sentence for assault with intent to murder investigators who were interrogating her in 2008.

“We just shoot it out with police,” Abukhdair said on Feb. 3 of last year, according to his plea document.

And if U.S. officials did not comply with their demands, the defendant said, “Well, at the very least, we kill them all.” Continue reading

Alabama mosque facing opposition alma mater of 3 indicted terrorists incl FBI’s Most Wanted

via Alabama mosque facing opposition to expansion plan – TimesDaily: State.

Dianne S. Howard opposes plans by the Islamic Society of Mobile to expand its mosque just feet from her home, yards away behind a wooden fence. Never mind that the dilapidated brick mosque, which is painted a pale yellow with white trim, is in visible need of an overhaul.

For one, she said, traffic that’s already bad during Friday afternoon prayers would only get worse if the mosque were enlarged. But her concerns like those of others in her neighborhood go beyond the number of cars that fill the parking lot.

Three men who had attended the mosque have been indicted on federal terror charges, Howard noted, including the son of the longtime president. And young men seem to argue a lot in the parking lot after services, she said.

Additionally, an Alabama man and a New York native who once attended the mosque were indicted in Mobile on charges of trying to leave the country to join Omar Hammami for jihad in Africa, where he is believed to be living. One, Alabama-born Muslim convert Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, already has pleaded guilty to providing material support to terror by trying to leave the country to fight for Islam; Syracuse, N.Y.-native Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair is awaiting trial.

Shafik Hammami, the father, helped FBI agents in the investigation of his own son, Omar said, and the mosque’s imam has spoken out against Omar Hammami, calling him am “outlaw.”

The mosque, one of a half-dozen Islamic congregations in metro Mobile, has never before faced community opposition, Omar said. And it’s not planning to move.

“We have no plans to leave,” he said. “We have been here a long time.”

Behind every jihadist is an imam.

We noted just last week that the Father of the Most Wanted Terrorist Wants a Bigger Mosque in Residential Neighborhood. As we noted there, it’s another home converted into a mosque – a zoning practice reserved for Muslims and defended vigorously with taxpayer money by Obama and Eric Holder.

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Alabama: Imam arrested in prostitution sweep pleads guilty to loitering (with prostitutes)

But you’d never know by Kelsey Stein’s title to the article unless you read our previous post Alabama imam arrested in prostitution sting. Muhammad Mosque #69. 

via Birmingham minister arrested in prostitution sweep pleads guilty to disorderly conduct | al.com.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A Birmingham minister arrested last year in a Woodlawn prostitution sweep pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct, court records show.

Tremon Muhammad, 37, was one of 35 people arrested in November for soliciting for prostitution.

He later was charged with loitering, which is a violation. According to Alabama law, violations are less serious offenses than misdemeanors and felonies.

Muhammad’s trial was set to begin Monday before Jefferson County Circuit Judge David Lichtenstein.

Instead of going to trial, Muhammad pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor, and was fined $350 with no jail time.

Muhammad’s attorney Frank Ball declined to comment on the case.

At the time of his arrest, Muhammad was a student minister at Birmingham’s Muhammad Mosque 69. He has spoken out against allegations of police brutality and often attended anti-violence rallies.

Off topic but related, a Muslim soccer star is on trial for ‘sex with underage prostitute’ too.

Alabama: Father of Most Wanted Terrorist Wants Bigger Mosque in Res. Neighborhood

The local council rejected the plan. Will Eric Holder come to the rescue of the father of the FBI’s most wanted terrorist expand his mosque? via Mosque Leader Says Discrimination a Factor – WKRG News 5.

It’s a situation that has the president of a local mosque pondering his next move.

“I believe in all my heart that this is somewhat of a discrimination,” said Shafik Hammami.

The Islamic Society of Mobile has called East Drive home for over 20 years. The buildings however, are much older, and that’s why Hammami wants to rebuild.

But many residents in the area are against building a bigger building, saying traffic is a major problem.

“There’s not enough room. There’s not room for the cars. Really it’s a small area to expand a school and a church,” said neighbor Beverly Montgomery.

The Mobile City Council agreed, blocking his construction plans. Hammami feels the traffic concerns are just a mask to cover people’s prejudices about the Islamic faith.

“Does it have anything to do with them being Muslim?” I asked Montgomery. “Not really, no. Of course it’s, you know we have feelings. Terrorist that came from that particular mosque, makes you think,” she said.

And that terrorist is Omar Hammami, who is Shafik Hammami’s son. He is on the America’s Most Wanted list for supporting the terrorist organization Al Shabaab and recruiting terrorist for the organization.

I asked Hammami if just picking up and moving would be an option and he told me no, saying the property is owned by the Islamic Umbrella which does not allow anything else to be built there other than a mosque. Hammami tells me he plans to seek legal counsel.

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A planning commission recommended approval of the phased expansion provided adequate parking was provided, but the full council rejected the project amid complaints the center failed to meet the parking requirements.

Omar Hammami, one of the most notorious Americans in overseas jihadi groups, moved from Alabama to Somalia and joined al-Shabab in about 2006. He fought alongside the al-Qaida-linked group for years while gaining fame for posting jihadi videos on YouTube.

Just to be clear folks, since the media nor Muslims will not mention this – it’s not a mosque. Like many of the so-called mosques across the U.S. this is or was a single-family home converted to a make-shift mosque in a residential neighborhood. Now, they want a larger mosque, a school and administrative buildings on 1.3 acres of land in a residential neighborhood.

Alabama: Muslim pleads guilty to plotting terrorism abroad, faces up to 15 years

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via Alabama man pleads guilty to plotting terrorism abroad, faces up to 15 years | al.com.

MOBILE, Alabama – Amid tight security at the federal courthouse, an Alabama man pleaded guilty today to plotting terrorism overseas.

Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, who grew up in Mobile and Birmingham, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Under his plea bargain, prosecutors have agreed to seek a 15-year prison sentence, while the defense is free to argue for less.

Defense attorney Dom Soto said his client wanted to take responsibility for inflammatory statements he made over the course of hundreds of hours of secretly recorded conversations and avoid risking what could have been a 35-year sentence.

“He just doesn’t have confidence that the legal defense would be able to overcome all of the emotions wrapped around this right now. Certainly, the last week hasn’t made it any easier,” he said, referring to the Boston Marathon bombing. “It was his decision to plea. I still maintain this is a free speech case. I have much more confidence in the jury system than he does.”

Courthouse security officials took no chances today, bringing a bomb-sniffing dog into the building during the plea hearing.

Soto said Wilson, 26, is willing to testify about his actions at the trial of co-defendant Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, which currently is scheduled for August. Such testimony may help him at sentencing, which U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose scheduled for Oct. 18.

It is unclear how the FBI learned that Wilson and Abukhdair were talking about traveling to foreign countries to wage violent jihad. Soto said he believes investigators stumbled upon the case because of heightened scrutiny brought about by Daphne-raised jihadist Omar Hammami, one of America’s most famous home-grown Muslim extremists, who left his native country to fight in Somalia’s civil war.

Soto said the FBI inserted an undercover agent into the community in October 2011.

“This case really is about Hammami,” Soto said. “Hammami brought a magnifying glass onto the Muslims of Mobile.”

War against ‘kufars’

At today’s plea hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Bodnar offered a lengthy summary of wiretaps showing that Wilson and Abukhdair discussed their plan for more than two years. He gave several examples indicating that the defendants understood that their defense of Islam would constitute violence, as opposed to the more benign meaning of jihad.

Huh?

benign [bɪˈnaɪn]adj

1. showing kindliness; genial
2. (of soil, climate, etc.) mild; gentle
3. favourable; propitious

This shows the fear, the ignorance, the refusal of even an Assistant U.S. Attorney to correctly define jihad. All pushed down from the top – Obama, Holder, Perez. All authentic Islamic scholars agree that jihad is physically fighting the unbelievers. There is no dispute. The Koran is clear. There is no benign meaning of jihad in Islamic texts as we’ve pointed out before. Jihad: The Highest Peak of Islam

So they use what they claim is a hadith, or saying of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), “We have returned from the lesser Jihad to the greater Jihad, that is the struggle against the evil of oneself.” This is in fact a fabrication and is known as Mawdu’ (spurious). Hafidh al Iraqi and Ibn Hajar al Asqalani, who were hadith masters and muhaditheen, who memorised one hundred thousand hadith by Isnad and were qualified to scrutinise hadith and their authenticity, stated that this was not a saying of the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) but was in fact a statement that was made by someone in the later generation named Ibrahim ibn Abi Yabla. Hence, this is not considered an evidence in the Islamic Shari’ah.

Back to Big Country Jihad.

During one conversation on Nov. 9, 2011, Wilson described jihad as a war on “kufars,” or nonbelievers.

“It’s not a small war anymore,” he said, according to the plea document. “It’s either, we’re gonna kill them and defeat them, or they’re gonna kill us and defeat us.”

What mosque did he go to? Is it under surveillance? Who is his imam? What is he teaching?

Alabama: Judge says jihad case won’t be dismissed

via Judge refuses defense request to dismiss charges in Alabama terrorism case | al.com.

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MOBILE, Alabama – A federal judge has declined to throw out terrorism-related charges against a man accused of conspiring to wage violent jihad in a foreign country.

Dom Soto, an attorney for Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, had sought the dismissal of charges on grounds that the charges were unconstitutionally vague and overbroad. But U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose ruled Tuesday that the charges are neither.

Federal prosecutors allege that Wilson, who was born in Mobile and spent time in Birmingham as an adolescent, struck up a friendship online with Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and then planned to go to Africa and find a terrorist organization to join.

The issue, DuBose wrote, is whether the law adequately describes the outlawed conduct.

“Any ordinary person can understand that it is a crime to conspire to provide your own services, intending that your services be used to carry out a conspiracy to murder, maim or damage property in a foreign country,” the judge wrote. “This is what the government alleges happened in this case.”

Really? What about Muslims permitted by the State Dept. to aid the jihad in Syria? What about this guy?

DuBose wrote that Soto’s constitutional challenge essentially boils down to a disagreement over the evidence. The defense maintains that Wilson’s actions never amounted to more than constitutionally protected conduct, such as the right to free speech and the right to travel. Prosecutors cited secretly recorded conversations among Wilson, Abukhdair and an undercover agent in arguing that the defendant expressed a very real intent to commit violent acts.

“Clearly at this stage in the litigation, Wilson cannot challenge the sufficiency of the evidence,” DuBose wrote. “Thus, any challenge that his conduct fails to prove a conspiracy to provide himself to terrorist intending that his services be used to carry out a conspiracy to murder, maim or damage property in a foreign country is premature.”

Soto said he would study the law but added that he likely will not appeal DuBose’s ruling.

“We’ll just wait and see,” he said. “It’s early in the game.”

Soto said he is confident that once a jury hears his client’s recorded conversations in context, it will be evident that the prosecution’s interpretation is off the mark.

“I think it’s going to be a different ball of wax,” he said.

The case currently is scheduled for trial in August. But Soto said a delay is probable. He noted that investigators have turned over some 1,000 hours of recorded conversations that the defense must examine.

$5M reward for two American-born Muslims waging jihad in Somalia

They’ll hype these guys up like they did al Awlaki – who was never more popular than after Obama raised his profile. via CNN: Bounty on two Americans tied to Somali terror group

PS: He’s a Muslim Student Association Alumni

The State Department has put a multimillion-dollar bounty on the heads of two Americans who the United States claims belong to an al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, CNN has learned.

Posters and matchbooks in Somali and English emblazoned with the names and pictures of Omar Shafik Hammami and Jehad Serwan Mostafa tout rewards up to $5 million each for information leading to their arrest or conviction. Both men are on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List.

The rewards are being offered through the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program.

Hammami and Mostafa are members of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, and “have made significant contributions to this terrorist organization’s media and military activities,” according to a State Department statement on the rewards, obtained by CNN. They are both are believed to be in Somalia and speak English, Arabic and Somali.

Hammami has been engaged in a public rift with Al-Shabaab over the past year. Last March, he first expressed concern about his safety in an extraordinary Web video. He has since criticized the group’s leaders for corruption and living extravagant lifestyles with money fighters collect from Somali residents, and for fighting only in Somalia while ignoring global jihad.

Hammami’s family has said they fear for his life.

But the senior FBI official told CNN that Hammami’s current status with the group is “immaterial” and that the reward is based on the actions he has already taken to threaten U.S. interests.

“We still believe he is an individual of great significance to the activities that are going on in Somalia with Al-Shabaab,” the official said.

Mostafa is believed to be either 27 or 32. He was born in Wisconsin before moving California, where he attended college. He traveled to Somalia in 2005, where officials say he led foreign fighters for Al-Shabaab and served as a media expert and recruiter. He was indicted in California on charges of providing material support to Al-Shabaab.

“Anytime we have U.S. citizens who are trying to affiliate with groups to obtain experience and training and have the opportunity to bring back that lethal experience back to the United States, it’s a concern,” a State Department diplomatic security official said. “There is no question the cases against these two guys are based on their activities to date. However, we have a continuing interest in terrorist activates in Somalia right up to now. And these men serve as very powerful images for radicalization and recruitment.”

Unless they are Obama-funded groups whom the U.S. (Holder) allows Muslims in the U.S. to fund, arm and affiliate with. Then it’s ok.

Under the Rewards for Justice Program, a $25 million reward was offered for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden.

Then the U.S. left the informants flat and the Pakistani’s arrested them.

What about this American-born Muslim fighting on Obama’s side in Syria?

Or what about this Huffpo writer who fought on Obama’s side in Libya and Syria, wrote a book about it and blogs about it?

VanDyke fought with Libyan militants under the banner of the LIFG, a terrorist group which killed US troops in Iraq, yet he will not even be questioned by authorities when he visits the nation’s capital.

Matthew VanDyke the American Freedom Fighter in the Libya War in Sirte

Why the selective prosecution?

Twitter & Youtube host accounts for FBI’s most wanted terrorist

He’s not the only Islamic terrorist on twitter or youtube. via A person claiming to be an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist uses Twitter, YouTube | Washington Free Beacon.

Twitter and YouTube accounts claiming to be operated by a suspected al Qaeda terrorist who is listed on the FBI’s most wanted list have been disseminating jihadi propaganda, according to terrorism experts.

A user claiming to be Omar Hammami, an American citizen who joined forces with the al Qaeda-aligned al-Shabaab terror group in 2006, has been tweeting about “martyrdom” and U.S.-led operations against terror cells in Africa via his Twitter account, “abu m.”

The 102 users who follow the virtual Hammami, who is also known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, have access to an ongoing stream of unfiltered radical thoughts and possible tips about clandestine U.S. operations taking place in Somalia, where al-Shabaab is based.

Users are also directed to view a YouTube page, which features videos about jihad starring Hammami sitting before al-Shabaab’s black war flag and an automatic weapon.

Hammami’s purported social media presence has raised red flags among terrorism experts who cite both YouTube and Twitter for promoting such radical figures.

“It’s pretty outrageous that someone on the FBI’s most wanted list can communicate on a Twitter page and a YouTube account and no one has removed it,” said Steven Salinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser told the Washington Free Beacon that the organization does not “comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.”

He also cautioned “against reporting an account’s ownership with such certainty unless you’ve independently verified it with the supposed owner themselves or they have a Verified account,” meaning that Twitter has confirmed the user’s identity.

Critics of the social media sites said that even if the account in not operated by Hammami, the sites should proactively take steps to remove users who post terror-related material.

“If you look at the words, it’s singular voice of ‘I’ when referring to questions and he has a long history of being on these jihadi forums,” Salinsky said. “He definitely communicates and even if it’s not him, it’s pretending to be a terrorist. So are they afraid to remove the page of someone who says they’re a terrorist, who a few months ago was put on the FBI most wanted list?

“It says a lot about a company when they will close a user account for violating some vague notion of political correctness or criticizing the excesses of militant Islamism, but will open their floodgates to calls for genocide and incitement to mass murder,” said Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser who has written extensively on terrorists.

The Twitter user claiming to be Hammami routinely engages with a wide variety of Twitter users who reach out to him for insights or advice about al-Shabaab and its terrorist activities. He was placed on the FBI’s most wanted list in mid-November.

Al-Shabaab also has an official and highly active Twitter account.

Flashback: @Twitter Evades Explaining Indirect Support For Online Jihad, Breaking U.S. Law

More on the Muslim Student Association alumnus:

Off topic but related, Youtube is apparently promoting anti-Second Amendment and not allowing anyone to comment on it. The video features Hollywood stars saying we must stop mass shootings in reference to upcoming gun confiscation from the Obama administration. The absurdity is that most, if not all, of those who star in the state-run propaganda to which no dissent is permitted on the Youtube channel, are guilty of gun violence in the worst fashion in their movies or surround themselves with body guards armed well beyond most civilians.

Warning there might be graphic language or images in the videos below. Continue reading

Bond Denied for Alabama Muslim Plotting Violent Jihad

#MyJihad is CAIR’s jihad. via Bond Denied for Ala. Native Plotting Violent Jihad.

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has denied bond for a Mobile, Ala., native charged with plotting to join violent international jihad.

The judge agreed with FBI investigators who said Randy Lamar “Rasheed” Wilson, 25, was a danger to the community and should remain in jail.

Wilson was arrested boarding an international flight from Atlanta to Morocco earlier this month. Investigators say he planned to enter another African country and wage a violent jihad in support of his Muslim beliefs.

Wilson’s attorney argued unsuccessfully that Wilson did not have a concrete plan and that his intent was not violent.

Alabama: Two more U.S. Muslims arrested, wanted to wage violent jihad

via 2 Ala. men arrested on federal terrorism charges.

Two Alabama men who federal investigators say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges, and one has close ties to another man previously identified as an Islamic terror leader, authorities said Tuesday.

Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, both 25 and from Mobile, were named in terrorism charges filed Monday, according to Kenyen R. Brown, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.

Prosecutors said Abukhdair was arrested at a bus terminal in Augusta, Ga., and Wilson was stopped in Atlanta while attempting to board a flight for the first leg of a trip to Morocco.

A sworn statement from an FBI agent said Wilson is a close friend and former roommate of Alabama native Omar Hammami, who was recently added to the list of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects.

“The law enforcement actions of today should send a clear warning to those who would consider engaging in violent jihad, either at home or abroad, that their future is bleak: they may end up in a U.S. prison cell or a casualty on a foreign battlefield,” Brown said in a statement.

Unless that is you are a Muslim funded and armed by Obama or you are a U.S. Muslim who is exempted by Holder and is permitted to arm/fund jihadists.

Court records did not indicate whether Abukhdair or Wilson has an attorney.

Abukhdair was among a group of people arrested in Egypt in 2010, on suspicion of being involved with a terror group there, according to the sworn document, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Mobile. He was held for two months in Egypt before being deported to the United States, the statement said.

Abukhdair is a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and had lived in South Carolina and Ohio before moving to south Alabama in October 2011, court documents said.

Authorities say the men met online in 2010 while Wilson was in Alabama and Abukhdair was in Egypt. Later, Wilson allegedly told an undercover FBI employee that he and the other man planned to travel overseas to participate in violent jihad.

Agents tracked the men’s plans through an informant and the undercover FBI employee, according to the complaint. Wilson and Abukhdair planned to travel to Casablanca, Morocco, before going to Mauritania or another Muslim country to fight.

The agent’s statement said Abukhdair once mentioned the possibility of a terrorist kidnapping, a bombing or a shootout with police inside the United States since he feared not being able to leave the country, but Wilson didn’t like the idea.

Believing the FBI was on to their plans to wage jihad overseas and hoping to divert agents, Abukhdair and Wilson used $3,900 from a vehicle sale and more money from their father and stepfather to open a men’s fragrance store in March, but it went out of business by July, the complaint said. The document didn’t say where the store was located.

A mutual friend of Hammami and Wilson began helping investigators after being denied boarding on an international flight in June, said the complaint.

Both men are charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists with plans to kill people outside the United States. Abukhdair also is charged with passport fraud, accused of lying to obtain a new one since his old one contained immigration stamps from Egypt.

Hammami, the son of a Christian mother and an Islamic father, grew up near Mobile and attended college at the University of South Alabama, where he was president of the Muslim student association. The complaint said Wilson first met Hammami in 2002 and lived with him in Mobile for seven months ending in December 2004.

Wilson told an undercover FBI employee last year that the FBI “has eyes” on people in Mobile because of Hammami, the complaint said.

Officials believe Hammami is a now senior leader in the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab, which has links to al-Qaida. Hammami faces federal charges in Alabama of providing material support to terrorists.

Add this to the already long and growing list of Muslim arrests and convictions since November 1, 2012. Maybe a category is needed for easy searching – even if it would take days to read.

Alabama: Muslim Student Association Alum Tops FBI ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’ List

Former Muslim Student Association (MSA) president. via FBI — Two Most Wanted Terrorists Named.

Omar Shafik Hammami, formerly from Alabama, has reportedly been a senior leader in al Shabaab, an insurgency group in Somalia. Al Shabaab was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department in 2008; it has since repeatedly threatened terrorist actions against America and American interests. Hammami allegedly traveled to Somalia in 2006 and joined al Shabaab’s military wing, eventually becoming a leader in the organization. Hammami—who has been indicted in the U.S. on various terrorism charges—is believed to be in Somalia.

Remarks:

Hammami is a United States citizen and former resident of Alabama. He is believed to be in Somalia. Hammami speaks Arabic and English fluently, and some Somali.

CAUTION

Omar Shafik Hammami was indicted originally in the Southern District of Alabama in 2007 on terrorism violations. A superseding indictment was returned against Hammami in 2009 on terrorism violations for leaving the United States to join the Somalia-based terrorist organization, al-Shabaab. He is alleged to have provided material support to terrorists as early as 2006.

On December 13, 2007, a federal warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, for Hammami’s arrest.

Convenient timing? The most wanted list must be getting pretty thin if this guy made it to the top. Then again, considering Team Forward is funding/arming Muslim terrorists in Syria including al Qaeda – as it did in Libya – and partnering with the Muslim Brotherhood, and removing Hamas funders from sanctions lists, the list is dwindling.

Back posts on Hammami here.

Background on the Muslim Brotherhood-founded MSA for the unitiated, here.

The Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada, or MSA (also known as MSA National), was established mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in January 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nyack College theologian Larry A. Poston writes that “many of the founding members of this agency [MSA] were members of, or had connections to,” the Muslim Brotherhood or Jamaat-i-Islami. The three most significant founders of MSA were Ahmed Totanji, Jamal Barzinji, and Hisham al Talib, all of whom were MB leaders of Iraqi descent. Other noteworthy individuals who served as early co-founders of MSA were Mahboob Khan and Malika Khan.

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