Pentagon-cleared Defense Contractor Bankrolled Hamas-linked CAIR

via Rahim Sabadia: Portrait of a Disgraced Defense Contractor

Four years after the Pentagon suspended the security clearance of Rahim Sabadia — a South African-born, California-based defense contractor who has bankrolled the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — new discoveries raise questions about how he had been permitted to hold one in the first place. Documents analyzed by Islamist Watch show that Sabadia’s foundation donated to an infamous Hamas-funding charity and other radicals, that in 1985 he pleaded guilty to the sale of illegal listening devices, and that immigration officials had ordered him out of the country a decade earlier. Topping off this troubling record, Sabadia recently pleaded guilty to providing false information to a Navy procurement officer in a scheme to recapture an old contract. The Sabadia saga is a warning that Islamists and their sympathizers must be kept away from the sensitive technologies and institutions that protect America.

Concerns about Sabadia initially came to light in a 2011 article by Matt Pearce and Brooke Williams for the Orange County Register. While researching the millions of taxpayer dollars that had been flowing to Sabadia’s Sabtech Industries — thanks, in part, to earmarks from Gary Miller, a Republican congressman whose campaign chest was regularly filled by Sabadia and his wife — the journalists learned that Sabadia had lost his secret-level clearance in 2010. As a result, his company had to stop work on a lucrative contract to upgrade the Navy’s Aegis combat system, a key component of ballistic missile defense. Federal agencies did not disclose the reason for the suspension, but Pearce and Williams located an internal email citing worries about “charitable contributions.”

The authors note that Sabadia, via the Sabadia Family Foundation (SFF), distributes money to “many Islamic education, relief, and humanitarian organizations,” and “one of the foundation’s large beneficiaries — receiving at least $1.2 million since 2002 — is the Council on American-Islamic Relations.” CAIR has been on the outs in Washington due to its designation as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case against the Holy Land Foundation, a charity convicted in 2008 of funneling millions to Hamas. In another interesting CAIR–Sabadia link, Omar Zaki, Sabtech’s onetime vice president, is CAIR’s current national chairman.

Sabadia’s massive financing of CAIR, which has reached $1.296 million for its Los Angeles chapter based on available SFF tax filings (2001–12), as well as lesser support for similar Islamist pressure groups, certainly should have grabbed the Defense Department’s attention. However, there have been far more disturbing recipients of the Sabadia family’s largesse.

The most notorious SFF grantee was the Holy Land Foundation itself, which collected $3,300 in 2001, the year that federal authorities finally shut it down. Also enjoying Sabadia’s generosity in 2001 was the American Muslim Foundation, which pocketed $700. That organization was led by the high-profile Islamist Abdurahman Alamoudi, who is now serving a long prison term following his role in an international assassination plot. Additionally, the SFF has gifted $1.177 million (2001–12) to Islamic Relief USA, which is a subsidiary and funder of Islamic Relief Worldwide, a charity that, according to an Americans for Peace and Tolerance report, “has multiple associations with Hamas fundraising and with the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in the U.S., Europe, and Sudan.”

The SFF’s roster of beneficiaries also betrays a fondness for radical mosques and imams. In 2001, the foundation gave $4,500 to Oakland’s Masjid Al-Islam, which, in the words of the Anti-Defamation League, is “affiliated with the anti-Semitic Sabiqun movement, which seeks to establish Islamic rule in the U.S.” Even the Southern Poverty Law Center, known for vilifying critics of Islamism, calls Masjid Al-Islam and the Sabiqun network “hate groups.” In 2002, the SFF sent $100 to defend Jamil al-Amin, an imam convicted that year of the 2000 murder of a Georgia sheriff’s deputy. He has since been identified as the head of the Ummah, another entity striving for an Islamic state within U.S. borders. In 2007, the SFF contributed $25,000 to Brooklyn’s Masjid At-Taqwa, which the New York Police Department classified among the city’s “tier one mosques of concern.” That is largely due to the influence of Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who was listed as one of the “unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the foiled follow-up attacks. Wahhaj, too, dreams of a Shari’a-governed America.

Sabadia’s run-ins with the law should have raised further red flags for those vetting him. On January 21, 1985, Sabadia was hit with a seven-count federal indictment (Central District of Illinois) for selling electronic devices “primarily useful for the purpose of the surreptitious interception of wire or oral communications,” contrary to Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 2512. Investigators had caught him peddling “telephone drop-in FM transmitters,” “ink pen FM transmitters,” and “‘snooper’ contact microphones.” Sabadia pleaded guilty to three counts and was sentenced to three years of probation for each, set to run concurrently, and insignificant fines and restitution.

Besides outing his past criminality, the 1985 court papers expose Sabadia’s former name, Abdur Rahim Noormohamed, which can still be found on various websites. It turns up somewhere else as well: in documents that place Noormohamed/Sabadia at the heart of an immigration dispute during the 1970s.

According to a decision from an Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) district director dated May 23, 1977, Noormohamed/Sabadia entered the U.S. from Switzerland in January 1976 on a nonimmigrant visa for business in New York on behalf of a textile company. He soon went to Dallas and joined his brother Moosa in a separate venture exporting electronics. When his six-month admission was nearly up, Noormohamed/Sabadia applied for permanent residence based on the claim that he was a qualified investor. The INS official ruled that he did not meet the requirements, rejected his application, and instructed him to leave the country, declaring: “It can only be concluded that you and your brother did not enter the United States in good faith as nonimmigrants without any intention of circumventing the quota restrictions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended.” In other words, they had planned to remain in the U.S. from the start. The INS district director dismissed a motion to reconsider his decision, the INS regional commissioner affirmed the denial, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas backed the INS, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals approved the ruling. Yet Noormohamed/Sabadia managed to stay. A document from a legal case explored below notes that he married Nafees El Batool in 1979 and became a U.S. citizen in 1989.

Sabadia’s history prompts a pair of obvious questions: First, if Sabadia’s charitable giving had indeed inspired the Pentagon to take a closer look at his security clearance, why did this issue not come to a head until a decade after his foundation had begun supporting Islamic radicals? Second, with a determination that he “did not enter the United States in good faith” and a conviction for selling equipment applicable to espionage, why was he entrusted with a clearance at all?

It can now be revealed that Sabadia responded to his lost clearance by breaking the law once again.

Continue reading at Islamist Watch.

Anaheim: “Little Arabia” Now an Official Tourist Attraction

Little-Arabia-thumb-550x299 The big Arabia is becoming a big caliphate. Now this in Caliph-ornia. via Anaheim’s Little Arabia: Now an Official Tourist Attraction! | OC Weekly. h/t UNDER THE BURKA

After months of courting local communities, politicians and convention officials, Little Arabia marked another milestone yesterday. The ethnic enclave of family-friendly Middle Eastern restaurants and markets mostly along Brookhurst Street in Anaheim is now recognized as a tourist attraction by the city and the Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. A profile of the district went live online on the latter’s website making things official!

The vision began to take shape and initiative at a luncheon event where Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait visited with residents at Papa Hassan’s Grill. The Weekly dubbed it the ‘Shawarma Summit,” helping set off a media blitz as countless profile pieces followed. Jay Burress, President and CEO of Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, left the summit impressed. “It really has so much potential,” he said of Little Arabia at the time. “There’s a million dollars every hour spent by visitors in Orange County. We need to make sure this area is getting its share as well.”

Through a partnership with the Arab American Chamber of California, that aim is closer to becoming reality and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Throngs of summer tourists are coming into Anaheim and its surrounding areas for treks to Disneyland. For those coming into the area from the Muslim world, Ramadan is also in full effect. What better way to break a religious fast at sunset while on vacation than with an epic iftar buffet in Little Arabia?

The District is a few miles west of the Anaheim resort, but plans are being made to connect the two. “There will be a future partnership with the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) and the Yellow Cab,” says Rida Hamida, Executive Director of the Arab American Chamber of California. “We’re actually going to get the tour bus into Brookhurst.” Taxi cab drivers can talk up the grub spots and if passengers are intrigued by what they hear, they may direct their dining destination on over to Little Arabia District.

All the Weekly faves are featured from Kareem’s Restaurant to Olive Tree. “The most important thing is to get an authentic flavor of Anaheim,” Hamida says. “No matter who they are, where they come from, no one can complain about Arabic food! It brings people together.”

Inshallah!

 Written like a true dhimmi.

A quick search reveals “Anaheim” popping up in dozens of Creeping Sharia posts.

Los Angeles: 4 Muslims Arrested for Attacking Jews at Pro-Israel Rally

Apparently it took shots fired to break up the attempted murder. via 4 Arrested Following Officer-Involved Shooting At Pro-Israel Rally « CBS Los Angeles.

CBSLA.com— Wilshire Boulevard reopened Monday after an officer-involved shooting at a pro-Israeli rally closed it down overnight for an investigation.

The shooting occurred around 5:45 p.m. Sunday outside the Federal Building in Westwood, officials said.

KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports the rally was held by Stand With Us, a non-profit Israel education program, to demonstrate solidarity for the state in its recent conflict with Hamas in the Gaza strip.

Witnesses said four men in a truck waved pro-Palestinian flags and attacked the pro-Israel demonstrators with sticks.

“I saw my flag on the ground,” Hany Reai, a Palestinian supporter said. “I saw a man step on it. I’m not here to fight. I just need my flag and I ran to take it.”

A Homeland Security Officer who witnessed the assault “intervened and an officer-involved (non-hit) shooting occurred,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

What is Homeland Security doing there anyway? Isn’t that LAPD’s job?

The officer has been placed on leave his weapon seized as evidence while the use-of-force allegation is being investigated.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Israeli Consul General David Siegel said the standoff is reflective of the current barrage of rocket attacks launched by Islamist terror group Hamas against Israeli citizens.

“All of this is part of a much larger and very dangerous confrontation right now, where Israel faces a brutal terror organization that has fired over 1,000 rockets in the last week,” Siegel said.

The LAPD arrested Mostadafa Hafez, 19, Hassan Kreidieh, 41, Mohammed Elkhatib, 35, and 38-year-old Fadi Obeidallah for assault with a deadly weapon. All but one suspect were free on $30,000 as of Monday morning.

The shooting remains under investigation and the officer was placed on paid administrative leave.

Last week Muslims were on the attack in San Fran and Toronto. This weekend LA. Muslims in the U.S. get bolder with each conflict. As their numbers grow, the attacks in the U.S. become more frequent and more violent.

California Dem on Al-Jazeera TV: ‘The Owners of This Network Fund Hamas’

via Bridget Johnson at The PJ Tatler » California Dem Blasts Al-Jazeera on Al-Jazeera: ‘The Owners of This Network Fund Hamas’.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) may not get an invitation to reappear on Al-Jazeera America, but he sure gave the network an earful in the segment he did get this week.

“Every one of those rockets is a war crime… every rocket that is not aimed at a military target but is aimed at a city,” Sherman said on a live feed from Capitol Hill. “The owners of this TV network help fund Hamas.”

He went on to call the Hamas offensive launched against Israel “open season on those of the Jewish faith.”

“The idea that you would have a TV clear effort to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible and then you on this TV station say, ‘well, maybe it’s not a war crime because it’s not successful — the rocket didn’t hit a kindergarten. It was aimed at a kindergarten but it didn’t hit a kindergarten. So then it’s not reprehensible.’”

Sherman defended Israel’s response to the Gaza rockets as “proportionate.”

“I don’t think there are always two sides to every story. Those who are trying to kill as many babies and children and women as possible, who rejoice in their death… no, you have one side in this conflict that is doing everything it possibly can to reduce and avoid civilian casualties and to prosecute those who engage in acts against civilians,” the congressman said.

“And then you have the Hamas side… which of course Qatar supports, which rejoices in how many babies they can kill, how many children they can kill. They name squares and provide subsidies to those who are able to kill civilians and they aim their rockets at civilian targets. That’s not two equal sides.”

Remember, Sen. Feinstein’s Husband Was a Board Member and Point Man on Current TV’s Sale to Al Jazeera and just days ago, AIG was the first and only Fortune 500 company to advertise on al Jazeera America in 9 months.

Many more links on al Jihad America TV here.

 

San Fran police allowed Muslims to attack Jews at pro-Israel demo (video)

The result of Islamic immigration to the U.S. is not pretty, and it’s only going to get worse. Much worse.

via VIDEO: San Francisco police allowed the Muslims to attack the Jews at Pro-Israel demo | Atlas Shrugs. (language alert, not suitable for kids…unless you want to prepare them for what they’ll be fighting in the streets of American cities in 10-20 years)

On July 7 in San Francisco, Muslims attacked Jews at a pro-Israel demo. 300 anti-Israel protesters surround and threaten 30 peaceful, pro-Israel demonstrators in San Francisco. They call for another intifada, and the destruction of the Jewish State. Here is one account from Atlas reader Robin:

Today San Francisco police allowed the Muslims to attack the Jews at the demonstration. Sf Police were told to keep the two groups separated but did not. I had to call 911 to get more police there and stop them from allowing the Muslims from attack the Jews. And to move the Muslims back to the other side of the street.

Police were informed that they had to keep both groups separate the night before. There were no barriers there at the beginning they only arrived after I called. An officer also said he called about the same time. Before that many of us were pushed and shoved by the Muslims. One person was kicked and hit…..

When she called the police department last night to complain and to possible file charges against them, one police officer responded to her by saying, “How can I see the difference between the Arabs and the Jews”.

One law enforcement can’t distinguish between the savages and the civilized men, society is finished.

It’s not only the Jews they hate, they’ll come for all non-Muslims when their numbers grow.

Last time, San Fran Muslims were shooting gays, and the cops, courts did nothing. And a few days ago in Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters.

California: Muslim gets 13 years for plan to train Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan

Obama is training AQ in Syria so what’s the problem? via O.C. man gets 13 years for plan to train Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan – Los Angeles Times.

An Orange County man was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison for attempting to train Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan for an ambush attack on coalition forces.

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, 25, pleaded guilty in December to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. In handing down the sentence Monday, U.S. District Judge John F. Walter called the crime “a very serious offense that requires a correspondingly long sentence,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Nguyen was arrested in October 2013 after boarding a Mexico-bound bus in Santa Ana. Authorities said the bus trip was part of his plan to travel from his home in Garden Grove to Pakistan and to reemerge as Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum. Nguyen planned to train about 30 Al Qaeda fighters for a December attack, authorities said.

Beginning in August 2013, Nguyen met with a man he thought was an Al Qaeda recruiter but who was actually working with the FBI, according to a plea agreement filed last year. After asking the man if he was a “fellow jihadist,” the court documents said, Nguyen spoke of a recent trip he took to Syria and his desire to “return to jihad, stating that this was what he was born to do.”

During his four months in Syria, the documents said, Nguyen wrote on Facebook that he was fighting alongside the opposition to the Bashar Assad regime and had a “confirmed kill.”

Nguyen later told the man he had also trained fighters in Syria and had “devised a battle plan for his group of fighters,” according to the plea agreement. When he returned to the United States, he said he had offered to train Al Qaeda fighters in Syria but was turned down.

Nguyen then made plans to travel to Pakistan with a fake passport so he could spend five or six weeks training fighters for a “guerrilla warfare ambush attack on Coalition forces,” the document said.

When Nguyen was arrested at the bus station, authorities said he had the passport, Syrian currency and a computer hard drive with more than 180 training videos related to shooting firearms.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch once again rightly calls another media quisling defending the honor of Islam. This time it’s Kate Mather of the  Los Angeles Times, via Muslim gets 13 years prison dawah for plot to train jihadists in Pakistan

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Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen’s Muslim name is Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum. Would the Los Angeles Times ever refer to Muhammad Ali as “Cassius Clay”? Would it ever call Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “Lew Alcindor”? So why this lack of respect, this lack of cultural sensitivity when it comes to Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum? Oh yeah, it’s because what he did makes Islam look bad, and so the Los Angeles Times, like the rest of the mainstream media, does its best to obscure his Islamic identity.

Arizona: Iraqi Muslim gets 26 years for beating wife to death

The Muslim family and terror-linked Muslims at CAIR knowingly blamed the honor killing on Americans. They should all be prosecuted and sentenced as well. via Iraqi man gets 26-year sentence in wife’s beating death – 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego.

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EL CAJON – An Iraqi immigrant who beat his wife to death in their El Cajon home after she asked for a divorce was sentenced today to 26 years to life in prison.

Kassim Alhimidi, 50, told Judge William McGrath that he would rather be sentenced to death and have his remains sent to Iraq.

“I am not guilty,” the defendant told the judge via an Arabic translator. “I swear I am not guilty.”

Prosecutor Kurt Mechals read a letter from Alhimidi’s daughter, Fatima.

“How could you kill someone who was always there for you?” the letter read. “Mom lives with us every day, but you are the one who will be forgotten.”

The couple’s oldest son, Mohammed, who had screamed out profanities when the verdict of first-degree murder was announced two months ago, apologized to the judge today before making a statement.

“I basically just lost both my parents,” he said, adding that he said he was close to both his mother and father and that his father had always loved his mother.

Mohammed said he felt like he was betraying his mother by forgiving his father.

“As much as I want to hate you, I can’t,” the son said to his father. “I do forgive you, man.”

Outside court, he told reporters, “He’s trying his best to make me believe him. ‘Oh, I did not do it. I did not do it. I want you to believe me,’ and sort of like begging me to believe him.”

The younger Alhimidi also spoke of sleepless nights.

“I still wake up at night and I cry just thinking about her and break down even more knowing that man I looked up to all my life was the reason why she’s gone,” he said.

While Mohammed was making his statement, Alhimidi started shouting that he was innocent. The judge tried to quiet him, but eventually ordered deputies to get him out of the courtroom. This comes after a brawl erupted in the courtroom during Alhimidi’s conviction. The judge decided not to allow cameras in the courtroom for the sentencing.

Police at first thought the killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi, a mother of five, might be a hate crime. A photocopied note found near the victim said: “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist.”

Mechals said Alhimidi hit his wife in the head with a blunt object at least six times as she sat in front of a computer.

Alhimidi maintained that he was out for a drive on March 21, 2012, when his wife was killed. Video recovered by investigators, however, showed his van near the family home on Skyview Drive.

Fatima, then 17, told police she was upstairs when she heard a “squeal,” then later what sounded like a broken plate downstairs around 11 a.m. the day her mother was attacked. A pane from a sliding glass door had been broken from the inside, Mechals said.

Fatima — who had stayed home from school — thought her mother had fallen, but paramedics first on the scene said blood and other evidence was inconsistent with a fall.

“What I saw scarred me for life,” Fatima said in her letter.

L.A. City Council Adopts Muslim American Heritage Month

via L.A. City Council Adopts Muslim American Heritage Month | Diversity | Agenda | KCET. h/t Unicorns & Rainbows

The Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution on Wednesday recognizing the contributions and activism of the Muslim American community and declared July 2014 as Muslim American Heritage Month.

Council member Curren D. Price, who introduced the resolution, represents one of the largest and longest-standing Muslim community centers in South LA — the Bilal Islamic Center.

“Residents from my community approached me to commemorate the Muslim community and culture, and I felt it was only appropriate to celebrate this culture as we do dozens of others in our city,” said Price. “Our city’s diversity, and our acceptance and tolerance of our different beliefs, is part of what makes our city great.”

Earlier this year, Project Islamic Hope, an L.A.-based civil rights activist group, collaborated with council staff to work on an initial draft that would later be introduced to the council.

“It’s a very important resolution. It’s historic,” Najee Ali, the project’s founder, told KCET. “It will help bring Los Angeles Muslims closer to the mainstream and civic life and affairs of our city where we will have a chance every year to highlight the various cultural traditions of the Muslim community.”

Give them an inch and they take a mile. Let the infiltration and taxpayer-funded dawah begin.

“We can share understanding for many of our fellow Angelenos who know very little of the Muslim community, except for what they see on TV and the media, which is mostly negative,” he added.

Until Muslims eliminate their hatred for all things non-Muslim and stop teaching Muslims to disparage, attack, kill and convert non-Muslims, Islam will always be viewed negatively.

California currently has the largest Muslim community in the U.S. — with a majority residing in Southern California, according to USC’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. The Golden State is also home to the largest number of religious mosques in the U.S.

Los Angeles is the second city to officially have a Muslim Heritage Month, according to Ali. Washington, D.C. is one of the first cities to have adopted Muslim Heritage Month.

Muslim Americans will account for an estimated 1.7 percent of the population in the U.S. by 2030., according to the Pew Research Center. Currently, almost 3 million Muslims live in the United States today.

The resolution notes that the celebration “will promote and encourage awareness of the significant contributions made by the city’s Muslim population in culture, social services, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts.”

Not even one insignificant contribution was named.

Major Obama donor charged with bribing medical professionals, insurance fraud, involuntary manslaughter

via Kareem Ahmed charged with bribing medical professionals | Mail Online h/t Lisa

One of the major financial backers of President Barrack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign has been indicted in an alleged multi-million dollar insurance swindle.

Kareem Ahmed, the president and CEO of Ontario firm Landmark Medical Management, is accused of masterminding the scheme and is facing charged of conspiracy, insurance fraud and involuntary manslaughter, according to TPM.

Ahmed and 15 of his associates – most of them doctors and one pharmacist – were indicted by a California grand jury, TPM reported.

He is accused of developing topical cream formulas ‘based on the profitability of the ingredients’ and bribing doctors who treated workers’ compensation patients to prescribe them.

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Kareem Ahmed gave $1 million to the Obama re-election campaign in 2012

Ahmed paid physicians a total of more than $25 million to dispense the compound creams, according to KPCC.

The alleged operation is said to have gone on from June 15, 2010, to December 31, 2012.

It also involved filing false insurance claims with different insurance companies.

The amounts individual doctors received between 2010 and 2013 ranged from $600,000 to more than $2.5 million

Among those Ahmed paid were Daniel Capen, M.D. (more than $2.5 million); Andrew Jarminski, M.D. (more than $1.9 million); pharmacist Michael Rudolph (more than $1 million); and Rahil Kahn, M.D. (more than $1 million), according to the indictment.

However mystery surrounds the circumstances of the involuntary manslaughter charge.

The incident alleged that on or about Feb. 3, 2012, Ahmed, Rudolph and Jarminski ‘did unlawfully and without malice kill Andrew G. (a minor) … in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner and without due caution and circumspection’.

Ahmed gave $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action in 2012.

Additionally, data maintained by The Center for Responsive Politics showed that Ahmed gave tens of thousands of additional dollars to Democrats in 2013.

The practices of his medical firm have been under suspicion for years in California.

 

San Fran State Univ Professors Met with Muslim Terrorists Tied to American Deaths

… on Taxpayer’s Dime. via SFSU Professors Met with Terrorists Tied to American Deaths on Taxpayer’s Dime | Truth Revolt.

A California Public Records Act inquiry revealed that multiple professors from San Francisco State University met with terrorists on a trip funded by the university. Professors Rabab Abdulhadi and Joanne Barker, along with Abdulhadi’s husband, met with terrorists Leila Khaled and Sheikh Raed Salah during the “Labor Delegation to Palestine 2014″ which began on January 5th, 2014 and concluded on February 14th, 2014.

Leila Khaled is “a convicted hijacker and the most famous member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization responsible for 159 terrorist acts such as bombings, armed assault and assassinations, resulting in numerous injuries and deaths including those of more than 20 US citizens,” the groups noted.

Sheikh Raed Salah has been convicted of funding the terrorist organization Hamas and sat in prison from 2003 – 2005.  In the letter to school administration the organizations also highlighted that, “In 2008, Salah was charged with incitement to violence and racism.  In 2010, Salah was also arrested for his participation on the Mavi Marmara, part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Salah was recently incarcerated again on charges of incitement to violence.”

“We believe that there has been an egregious abuse of university and taxpayer funds as well as potential violations of California state law prohibiting the use of state resources for personal or political purposes,” the groups wrote before requesting an investigation.

Abdulhadi also served as an academic advisor to student Mohammad Hammad, who came under fire last year for taking a photograph with a knife and writing, “I seri­ously can not get over how much I love this blade…It is the sharpest thing I own and cuts through every­thing like but­ter and just hold­ing it makes me want to stab an Israeli soldier…”

 

Oakland: Yemeni immigrant woman attacks 9-year-old with hammer in school bathroom

Yemeni Muslim feuds play out in California school. via Parent volunteer arrested in hammer attack on 9-year-old student | www.ktvu.com.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Students said they were scared when they saw the police arrive at Lafayette Elementary School Friday morning.

An Oakland Unified School District spokesman told KTVU that a third grade student was outside on the playground about 10:40 Friday morning. They say a parent volunteer lured the girl into a nearby bathroom and then the woman allegedly assaulted the nine-year-old with a hammer.

The district says a security guard and a teacher walked in during the attack and called police.

A district spokesman Troy Flint says the woman was identified as Haseemah Diame. Diame was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. School officials say she likely did not have difficulty getting on campus because she was not a stranger but a parent, who was well-known at the school and was a frequent volunteer.

The girl was taken to Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Other children who were playing nearby say they were scared.

“I just saw the police come into the boys bathroom and one of the kids I was playing with they said somebody came into the school,” said Tracy Logan, a third-grade student who told KTVU that teachers ushered the children into classrooms.

Investigators are still trying to figure out a motive. District officials say it appears the woman did have a connection with the student’s family.

“It may have something to do with rivalries and feuds that occur off campus spilling over onto the site,” Flint told KTVU Friday after district officials met with staff at the elementary school.

The school supervisor sent a letter home with children Friday saying she was “outraged” and “in disbelief.” She also wrote, “The child is incredibly resilient and is conscious and communicating despite her ordeal.”

“That is very scary. I mean, if I were here and I see a lady with a hammer…I’d have taken my daughter right away,” said Antoinette Badio, a parent.

“Why would somebody come and assault a little kid at school. it makes you afraid to send your kid to school cause it makes you feel like it’s not safe for them to go to school,” said another parent Christopher Slaughter.

School officials say the alleged attacker Diame could face additional charges. The district plans to have extra staffing at the school next week and discuss with the Lafayette students and parents how to assist the victim and her family.

What appears to be quickly being scrubbed from the web is that the attacker is a new immigrant from Yemen, as are the victim’s family.

The school district identified the woman as Haseemah Diame, a well-known volunteer at the school. Both Diame and her victim are new immigrants from Yemen.

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“The preliminary speculation is that this was part of a family feud and some sort of revenge in the pursuit of that family feud,” he said. “There’s apparently an ongoing rivalry or feud between families, and this may have been an act of retribution or vengeance as part of that feud.”

PS: Yemen is more than 99% Muslim.

 

Hollywood catches sudden case of Islamophobia, protests sharia

In a 5-0 vote Tuesday, the Beverly Hills City Council declared Sharia to be “extreme and inhumane.”

While a female professor at Boston University deflects and defends the sharia. via Hollywood’s snub of Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law: Will it backfire? (+video) – CSMonitor.com.

As Hollywood celebrities join protests against the imposition of sharia criminal law in the tiny nation of Brunei, scholars and activists alike hope that this becomes more than just another “selfie” moment for high-profile glitterati.

Jay and Mavis Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Maria Shriver, and Sharon Osborne, among others, are part of a parade of sponsors and hosts who are canceling their event reservations at the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in protest. The Beverly Hills City Council even scheduled a vote Tuesday night on a resolution condemning criminal punishments such as flogging, stoning, and severing of limbs.

But as famous folks voice their disapproval outside the legendary hotel on Sunset Boulevard, with national media and local reporters swarming for quotes, the question inevitably arises: Just how effective is all this big-name activism?

Without understanding of the motives behind the sultan’s move, the protest movement could actually be counterproductive, says Kecia Ali, associate professor of religion at Boston University.

“Keep in mind that if the purpose of this law is to bolster his credibility [at home] by surrounding himself with the aura of religious legitimacy, then doing it in the face of Western outrage,” particularly from Hollywood figures often perceived as the epitome of Western decadence, is only going to help confirm that he is doing the right thing, she says.

Indeed, in announcing the decree, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah – one of the world’s wealthiest men, with an estimated $20 billion fortune – called his measures a “firewall” against globalization.”

The initial phase, which began May 1, brings fines or jail for indecent behavior, out-of-wedlock pregnancies, and failure to attend Friday prayers.

The next phase, for such crimes as theft and robbery, is to come later this year and will involve tougher penalties, such as the severing of limbs and flogging.

In 2015, punishments such as stoning for sodomy and adultery will be introduced. In explaining his decision, the sultan added that the move is “a must” under Islam.

While the West recoils against such announcements, Professor Ali says there is, in fact, no single fixed body of Islamic justice called sharia law.

“Sharia is a term that gets tossed around a lot,” she says, noting that it does have a basic meaning that has to do with God’s [Allah's] revealed law for humanity. “But that is a very big theoretical construct,” says Ali, adding that in 1,400 years of Muslim history, it has never been identified with a finite body of specific laws incumbent on a government to implement.

Taqqiya? Semantics? What is Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law?

reliance-traveller

On our blogroll and in pdf here. But, reality aside, the story continues.

In fact, the oil-rich nation has long had sharia-compliant codes governing institutions such as marriage and inheritance law.

“It’s a return to medieval punishment,” Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, told Agence France Presse last week. “It’s a huge step back for human rights in Brunei and totally out of step with the 21st century.”

Los Angeles residents whose events are being moved from the historic pink Beverly Hills Hotel say they agree with the decision. “I’m proud of the organization,” says Nathalie Miller, director of admissions for Berkeley Hall School, a private elementary school in Bel Air. The school is a member of the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs, which pulled Tuesday evening’s awards gala. The event will proceed at the nearby Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire.

But whether such moves will have any real effect is doubtful, says Catherine Warrick, a political scientist at Villanova University in Philadelphia. “It’s unlikely that the sultan would change course on his legal plans in response to Western activism.”

Too bad liberals have been defending Islam and sharia law in the U.S. since 9/11. Or as Robert Spencer writes:

These stars who have never said a word about Sharia oppression of human rights, who wouldn’t dare make a movie dramatizing the oppression of women and gays under Sharia, and who aided and abetted the stigmatization of opposition to Sharia as “hatred” and “bigotry” have now all come down with a case of “Islamophobia”? Will they now come out for anti-Sharia laws and make wry, charming public service messages calling upon Americans to support them? Will they be drummed out of the trendy Left by their pro-Sharia peers, or is that trendy Leftist/Islamic alliance now crumbling?

I expect that neither will happen; rather, in a week they will all go back to the Beverly Hills Hotel, with all forgotten and forgiven, just as the stonings and amputations in Brunei begin to increase in frequency.

In fact, as we’ve previously posted:

Islam a Taboo Topic on TV and in Hollywood

Hollywood’s Weinstein caves – deletes honor killing from movie

Muslim Villain Scratched from Ron Howard’s ‘Angels & Demons’ Film Adaptation

Marvel Comics converts another character to Islam

Furthermore, Hollywood has partnered with terror-linked, pro-sharia Muslim groups – who share the same sharia beliefs as Brunei’s sultan – to integrate more sharia and Islam into Hollywood products and whitewash all aspects of sharia:

Islamists recruit screenwriters to spread Islam in Hollywood

ABC Family honor kills ‘Alice in Arabia’ for terror-linked Muslims at CAIR

Islamist group helps Hollywood sanitize Islam in movies, television

Imagine for a moment however, how quickly the spread of sharia and Islam in the West could have been stopped if Hollywood exposed the horrors after ’93 and 9/11 rather than promoting and bowing down to Islam.

More ‘Muslims of the Americas’ Enclaves Revealed in NY, Calif., Michigan

via ‘Muslims of the Americas’ Depositions Reveal New Enclaves

By Ryan Mauro

A senior official of the Muslims of the Americas/Jamaat ul-Fuqra (MOA), a terror-linked group, said during a deposition that it has a “community” outside Anchorage, Alaska. Officials also confirmed the existence of three communes in New York, California and Michigan that have yet to be publicly pinpointed.

The comments came during depositions of three senior MOA officials after the group sued two critics, Martin Mawyer and Patti Pierucci, for $30 million for their book about MOA titled Twilight in America. The judge dismissed the lawsuit last week. Astonishingly, MOA Deputy Director Hussein Adams, the son of terrorist Barry Adams, admitted he had no information to show that the defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their claims.

MOA says it has 22 “Islamic villages” around the country, including the one named “Mahmoudberg” in Sweeny, Texas that was identified by the Clarion Project.

Other pinpointed communes include Islamberg in Hancock, NY; Holy Islamville in York County, South Carolina;  Islamville in Dover, Tennessee; Hasanville in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, Canada;  Madinah Village near Commerce, Georgia; Aliville in Odum, Georgia; Ahmadabad West in Red House, Virginia and one with an unknown name in Meherrin, Virginia.

He also spoke of “Mariaville” located “just down the street” of Islamberg, New York. There is documentation of a village in Deposit, New York. Adams mentioned another site outside Los Angeles, substantiating reports of a village at Oak Hill, California. Another MOA official, Muhammed Hasib Abdul-Haqq, confirmed the existence of a site in Coldwater, Michigan.

Read it all at Clarion Project and remember this Creeping Sharia post on the Coldwater Islamic compound:

Grandmother and boyfriend charged with kidnapping, took teen to Islamic compound.

California: Muslim Superintendent Assures Parents Holocaust Denial Assignment Will Be Revised

via Rialto Assignment Asking Students to Question Holocaust to Be Revised | KTLA 5. h/t Infidel Bloggers Alliance

The Rialto school district planned to revise an eighth-grade assignment that raised red flags by asking students to consider arguments about whether the Holocaust — the systematic killing by the Nazis of some 6 million Jews and millions of others — was not an “actual event” but instead a “propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.”

In a statement released Monday, a spokeswoman for the Rialto Unified School District said an academic team was meeting to revise the assignment.

Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam was set to talk with administrators to “assure that any references to the holocaust ‘not occurring’ will be stricken on any current or future Argumentative Research assignments,” a statement from district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri read.

Mohammed Z. Islam  Superintendent of the Rialto School District

Mohammed Z. Islam
Superintendent of the Rialto School District

“The holocaust should be taught in classrooms with sensitivity and profound consideration to the victims who endured the atrocities committed,” Jafri said.

The English/Language Arts assignment, first reported Sunday by the San Bernardino Sun and provided to KTLA by the newspaper, asked students to write an argumentative essay about the Holocaust describing “whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”

The 18-page assignment instructions included three sources that students were told to use, including one that stated gassings in concentration camps were a “hoax” and that no evidence has shown Jews died in gas chambers.

“With all this money at stake for Israel, it is easy to comprehend why this Holocaust hoax is so secretly guarded,” states the source, which is a attributed to a webpage on biblebelievers.org.au. “In whatever way you can, please help shatter this profitable myth. It is time we stop sacrificing America’s welfare for the sake of Israel and spend our hard-earned dollars on Americans.”

The other sources were from the websites history.com and about.com.

The school district initially defended the assignment, with Jafri saying it was meant to engage students in “critical thinking.”

The district’s “CORE team” planned meet to revise the assignment, Jafri said in her statement provided to KTLA on Monday.

“This was a mistake. It should be corrected. It will be corrected,” Jafri said in an interview. “We all know it was real. The Holocaust is not a hoax. … I believe our classroom teachers are teaching it with sensitivity and compassion.”

The Common Core State Standards, adopted by most U.S. states including California, include writing standards that seek to have students make arguments and defend their answers based on texts they have read, among other goals.

Adopted since 2009, when the initiative was created by National Governors Association, the standards have been in the spotlight in recent months as parents and educators react to their implementation.

Jafri defended the lesson, stating:

No students, teachers or parents complained about the assignment, which was created by district officials, Jafri told the newspaper.

 Would Jafri and the not so diverse Rialto school board defend a lesson on slavery denial?

She’s already playing the victim, ala CAIR, claiming they’ve received death threats. Those under attack know the Islamic tactics:

 And it’s no surprise Muslims and Jew-haters want to sanitize history of their evil deeds: (h/t Texas Scribler)

Afghanistan’s ‘torturer in chief’ now living in Los Angeles

Made possible by Barack Hussein Obama.

Haji Gulalai is seen in sunglasses next to then Afghan President Hamid Karzai in this 2002 photo taken in Kandahar. Picture: Tomas Van Houtryve Source: AP

via Afghanistan’s ‘torturer in chief’ Haji Gulalai now living in Los Angeles | News.com.au.

THE man known as the ‘torturer in chief’ for Afghanistan’s secret service, who disappeared in 2009, has turned up in the must unusual place: suburban Los Angeles.

The Washington Post is reporting that Haji Gulalai, also known as Kamal Achakzai, has been accommodated in the US in “murky” circumstances.

The State Department and the Department of Homeland Security have not commented on his case, citing privacy concerns. A spokesman for the CIA told the paper that the agency had no role in the relocation.

Gulalai is reported to be living in a rented house with family members on the suburban outskirts of Los Angeles — a place the paper described as reminiscent of the Afghan city of Kandahar, with its dry heat and brown hills.

The paper said it was unclear how Gulalai is supporting himself – he is unemployed – although a source said the family owned property assets in Afghanistan.

Gulalai headed up Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in the early 2000s and developed a fearsome reputation for mistreating prisoners.

The Post quoted a secret memo circulated among unnamed UN officials and Western diplomats in late 2007 which stated Gulalai was responsible for the “systemic” abuse of NDS prisoners.

His methods included beating prisoners, suspending them from ceilings, fastening them in handcuffs for long periods and “sleep deprivation for as long as thirteen days” according to the memo.

A Kandahar resident who was imprisoned by the NDS for several months in 2002 told the Post he was beaten up every night, and was only released after his family paid 3000 Pakistani rupees. Interrogators called him “a personal detainee of Gulalai,” the man said.

US immigration law does not permit asylum for “those who have persecuted others”, the paper stated.

Gulalai and family refused to respond to inquiries from The Washington Post.

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