Connecticut: Pakistani immigrant robs taxpayers in another food stamp bust

Robbing taxpayers seems to be an area Muslim immigrants excel and have no fear of being deported. via Food stamps used to buy Red Bull – Connecticut Post. h/t Diversity’s Dark Side

BRIDGEPORT — The owner of a Fairfield Avenue grocery store was charged with illegally using government food stamp money to buy 1,200 cases of Red Bull.

Aslam Khawaja, 48, of Iranistan Avenue, the owner of the SK Grocery at 856 Fairfield Ave., was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

From March through December 2013 Khawaja paid cash to 128 of his customers who are on the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for their SNAP benefits at 50 cents to a dollar of benefit, the arrest affidavit states.

He then used the benefits at the Fairfield and Stratford BJ’s Warehouse Stores to purchase $45,000 in bulk merchandise, including the cases of Red Bull, which he offered for sale at his store, the affidavit states.

“I was just trying to help poor people in the community,” Khawaja said. “The poor people come in here and they need money so I help them. Yes, I bought the Red Bull, but I sell it here, people really like it.”

Undercover officers were sent into the store on several occasions with SNAP benefit cards, and were offered cash for their benefits by Khawaja. In one instance, Khawaja gave the undercover officer $30 in cash in exchange for the officer’s benefit card and PIN number and offered him another $100 in cash if Khawaja could deduct $200 from the card.

Khawaja then drove to the BJ’s store where he used the officer’s card, according to the affidavit.

Khawaja is a Pakistani national. In December he was shot during a robbery at his store and at that time asked detectives to file federal documents allowing him to obtain a temporary visa to remain here as a crime victim, police said.

The arrest was a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, state Department of Social Services, United States Department of Agriculture — Office of Inspector General, and the United States Department of Agriculture FNS — Retailer Investigation Bureau.

Khawaja was released after posting $100,000 bond pending arraignment in Superior Court on April 22.


Connecticut: Muslim visa scofflaw plotted to bomb school, fed building with drone

via FBI: Drone-like toy planes in bomb plot – Connecticut Post.

BRIDGEPORT — A Moroccan national who allegedly plotted to turn a radio-controlled model airplane into a drone-like flying bomb and crash it into a school and a Connecticut federal building was arrested Monday by FBI agents.

Wires and tools were found in the High Ridge Drive apartment where El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, had been living since January with an individual he met while incarcerated in Virginia, according to the FBI. It was not known if any explosives were found.

Fahti told an undercover agent in five recorded conversations that he studied the bomb attack operation for months, and had made a chemical bomb while in high school in Morocco, court documents charge. The recordings additionally claim he could obtain whatever else he needed for his plans in “Southern California on the border.”

He said funding would come from “secret accounts” comprised of money-laundered cash and drug dealing profits, the FBI said.

An affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Anabela Sharp does not specifically identify either building that Fahti allegedly targeted, except to say one was an out-of-state school and the other a federal building in Connecticut.

Fahti does not face federal terrorism charges at this time; those could come later when Assistant U.S. Attorney Krishna Patel takes the evidence to a federal grand jury while seeking an indictment.

Fahti is accused of making a false statement, falsely swearing under oath and falsifying declarations to a federal Immigration judge. Those actions allowed him to stay in the U.S. for seven years after his student visa expired and he flunked out of Virginia International University.

Since then, Fahti has traveled across the U.S. He was briefly arrested on a trespassing charge in Virginia, which was later dropped and he was incarcerated in California on a theft charge. He only moved to Bridgeport recently.

On Monday, he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel, who granted Patel’s request to detain Fahti without bond as a danger to the community and a risk to flee. He was taken to the Wyatt Detention Center in Rhode Island.

Fahti, who is represented by Assistant U.S. Public Defender Paul Thomas, made the false statements seeking political asylum while facing deportation to his native Morocco.

He told the undercover agent he went to the library, researched issues in Morocco and learned about abuses allegedly committed by the Moroccan government on individuals involved with the Jamaat Ansar El-Mehdi and the Western Sahara freedom movement.

He falsely claimed in Immigration Court that he was the victim of arrests, imprisonment and beatings by Moroccan police.

“Everything he wrote in his refugee application coincided with the actual events,” Sharp wrote in her affidavit.

In one recording, Fahti says “the more he thinks about the case, he laughs because he cannot believe the judge believed him” in allowing him to seek refuge in the U.S. for political reasons.

Connecticut: New London School Calendar to Recognize Sharia Holidays

Creeping along in Connecticut. via New London School Calendar to Recognize Muslim Holidays | NBC Connecticut.

An advocacy group is welcoming New London’s recognition of Muslim school holidays in its calendar for the next school year.

The calendar lists certain Muslim and Jewish holidays as days when observing students can be excused for absences. It also asks teachers not to schedule tests on those dates.

The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Monday that including the Islamic holidays will serve to enhance the learning environment for Muslim students.

“We welcome the inclusion of Islamic holidays in the school calendar because it will serve to enhance the learning environment for Muslim students,” said CAIR-CT Executive Director Mongi Dhaouadi, in a statement.

Council spokesman Ibrahim Cooper says there is a growing movement toward recognizing Muslim holidays in school districts nationwide. He says it reflects the growth and maturity of the Muslim community as more parents don’t want to see students marked absent when observing holidays.

CAIR is the country’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, according to a release.

CAIR is a lot of things and unfortunately NBC Connecticut simply reprints Associated Press scrubbed information.

CAIR is a U.S. government named Hamas front group and unindicuted co-conspirator to the largest terror financing conviction in U.S. history, among other Islamic terror-related things.

See the HAMAS-CAIR section on lower left side bar for links to relevant background.

School executives with phone & email addresses here.

Connecticut: Muslims used Internet to seek recruits, cash, equipment for Taliban

via Feds want man convicted in failed 2001 shoe bomb plot to testify in Conn. terrorism case. h/t Jihad Watch

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Federal prosecutors want a man convicted in a failed 2001 shoe bomb plot to bring down an airplane to testify at the sentencing of two British citizens who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites.

The testimony reflects an effort by prosecutors to show that Babar Ahmad, one of the two men facing sentencing in Connecticut, had an active role in sending recruits to terrorism training camps beyond appealing for support on the websites.

Prosecutors say the witness is expected to testify that Ahmad sent him to Afghanistan to train for violent jihad and that he ultimately moved on from Ahmad and came under the mentorship and training of al-Qaida members who prepared him for the shoe bomb plot. The man also is expected to testify that he saw nearly two dozen others that Ahmad sent from the United Kingdom to train in Afghanistan, and he would describe camping trips and training exercises that Ahmad organized in England to groom recruits for violent jihad abroad, prosecutors said.

“Ahmad’s conduct went beyond cyberspace and included real world effects and consequences flowing from the criminal activity, regardless of the media used to plan, coordinate and execute some of the conduct,” prosecutors wrote in court papers last week, citing his efforts to send people to Afghanistan to train for violent jihad and emails discussing night vision goggles and safe routes into Afghanistan.

Ahmad’s attorneys say they’ll respond in court objecting to the request to have the man testify by a videotaped deposition.

Prosecutors said the man they want to testify at Ahmad’s sentencing had testified by videotape at the trial for the foiled subway plot, was indicted in Massachusetts on charges related to the shoe bomb plot, refuses to testify in the U.S. and expects to be arrested upon arrival in the country.

Reid was caught aboard a plane with explosives; Badat backed out.

Badat was sentenced to 13 years in prison. But British authorities later said that in 2009, a judge secretly reduced his sentence to 11 years to reward him for his cooperation in terror investigations.

Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan pleaded guilty in December to terrorism charges. Ahmad admitted he sought recruits, cash and equipment such as gas masks for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan through the websites.

The two men, who were living in Britain at the time, faced charges in Connecticut because authorities said they used an Internet service provider in the state to run one of the websites.

A prosecutor said Ahsan traveled to Afghanistan with Ahmad’s assistance to fight and attend a training camp run by al-Qaida, but Ahsan didn’t admit that.

The cooperating witness, believed to be Badat, is expected to testify that Ahmad originally recruited and radicalized him before sending him to the camp in Afghanistan. He said he took an explosives training class with Ahsan and stayed at a safe house in Kandahar in January 2001 during which Osama bin Laden visited the location multiple times, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors acknowledge that Ahmad and Ashan will dispute his testimony.

“Accordingly, it is important for the court to hear from the witness to make its own assessment, to understand the full scope and nature of the defendants’ conduct supporting terrorists, and ultimately, to resolve significant anticipated factual disputes in connection with sentencing,” prosecutors wrote.

Ahmad faces up to 25 years in prison and Ahsan faces up to 15 when they are sentenced in July.

Connecticut: Muhammad arrested for stabbing man twice with box cutter in Norwalk

via Mustafa Muhammad arrested for allegedly stabbing man twice with box cutter in Norwalk – News 12 Connecticut.

NORWALK – Police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing another man twice with a box cutter last night in Norwalk.

According to police, 42-year-old Mustafa Muhammad ran through the Sono Gardens Condominium on Monroe Street last night after stabbing the 41-year-old victim once in the torso and once in the arm.

Norwalk police say they were able to locate and arrest him hours later. Police say Muhammad admitted to having a box cutter and stabbing the victim, who’s now recovering in the hospital.

A motive has not been released and police are expecting to make more arrests. Today in court, a judge denied the defense attorney’s request to lower Muhammad’s bond.

We now know Muhammad’s motive:

Yarrell showed up at Norwalk Hospital at 9:32 p.m., and hospital staff informed police of the incident. Yarrell told police that he had sold the suspect crack cocaine earlier in the day, and Muhammad confronted him on Monroe Street, claiming that he was sold fake crack, police said.

The argument became physical, and Muhammad pulled out a knife and stabbed Yarrell multiple times, police said.

Yarrell broke a beer bottle over the back of the suspect’s head, according to police. At the crime scene, police followed a trail of blood that led from Townhouse Gardens to the apartment building at 18 Monroe St., up the stairs inside of the building and directly to Muhammad’s front door, police said.

Is crack halal?

Connecticut: Muslim pours hot oil on sleeping wife (video)

And a judge tells him to “keep his distance.” WTF? Islamic honor violence straight out of Pakistan, but a judge too? via PD: Man pours hot oil on wife – WFSB 3 Connecticut. h/t (the new) Atlas Shrugs

WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – A 41-year-old woman suffered “severe burns to her upper torso” after police said her estranged husband poured hot cooking oil onto her while she was sleeping.

According to police, the woman and her husband, 51-year-old Mohammad Chaudhry, had been separated for the past year.

However, she decided to sleep over at his apartment on Canton Street in West Haven Tuesday night to visit with her children.

She was sleeping in bed with one of her children when, around 4:30 a.m., Chaudhry, who is from Pakistan, entered the woman’s room.

Police said Chaudhry removed the child from the bed after putting the oil on the stove to boil. He then poured three to four cups of hot oil on the mother.

Her children told police they heard her “screaming in pain and rushed to her aid.”

The woman was taken to the Bridgeport Hospital burn unit where she is believed to be in good condition.

Chaudhry fled the apartment after the incident, but was detained by police a short time later. Police said charges are pending against Chaudhry, who is currently unemployed.

Eyewitness News did see a request for divorce from Chaudhry that was filed back in 2006. He told police that he poured the oil on his wife because of the divorce. Chaudhry said he believes she was cheating on him with another man.

Sources told Eyewitness News that the oil burned through the comforter.

Chaudhry appeared in Milford Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon and will continue his arraignment on Thursday.

Chaudhry is being held on a $750,000 bond.

Neighbors can’t believe someone would do something like this.

“It’s pretty quiet around here,” said one neighbor. “Every once in a while someone steals a car.”

More: West Haven man charged in hot oil attack told to keep distance

The defendant, a native of Pakistan, stood 10 minutes in manacles before Markle with an interpreter of Urdu at his side.

[Judge] Markle issued several orders to defendant Mohammad A. Chaudhry, which include:

• He must not possess firearms.

• He must stay away from her home and must keep 100 feet from her. He can have no written or oral contact with her.

• He may not annoy or alarm her.

• He may return to the apartment once, accompanied by a West Haven police officer, to retrieve his personal belongings.

Violations of Markle’s orders could bring him additional felony charges and five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine, she told Chaudhry.

Markle’s order extends to the woman’s minor children.

In addition, Markle said the court is considering telling Chaudhry to relinquish his passport.

Why isn’t this an attempted murder charge? The son reported to police he thought his mother had been killed. And why is he being set free?

PS: Domestic violence assistance is available 24 hours a day at 203-789-8104 in Greater New Haven; at 203-736-9944 in the Valley; and at 888-774-2900 statewide.

Iranian Immigrant Arrested for Shipping Military Secrets to Tehran

via U.S.-Iranian Citizen Arrested for Shipping Military Secrets to Tehran :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism.

A criminal complaint charged Mozaffar Khazaee (aka Arash Khazaie) of shipping secret copyrighted documents relating to the U.S. Air Force’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter Program and military jet engines to Iran.

Khazaee, who became naturalized in 1991 and holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship, allegedly obtained the information from defense contractors with whom he had been employed as an engineer.

The investigation against Khazaee opened in November after investigators from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) noticed a shipment that Khazaee sent by truck from Connecticut to a freight forwarder in Long Beach, Cal. Although the documentation on the shipment said that it contained household goods, inspectors found “numerous boxes of documents consisting of sensitive technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material relating to the U.S. Air Force’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter program and military jet engines,” an affidavit attached to the complaint said.

Khazaee, who recently moved from Connecticut to Indianapolis, was arrested in Newark before he could get on a connecting flight to Frankfurt on his way to Tehran.

He made an initial court appearance Monday. The charge against him carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if Khazaee is convicted.

Connecticut: Wesleyan gets $200K, partners with Brotherhood-linked MSA, to expand awareness of Muslim culture

Pure dawah. via CFA Receives Funding for Muslim Voices Project.

The Center for the Arts has received a grant of $200,000 to support the Muslim Women Voices Project during its 2014-2015 season. The project, part of the Creative Campus initiative, will present theater, music and dance performances by women from nine different countries.

The award, announced Jan. 10, is from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, a national service and advocacy group.

APAP distributes the grants (Wesleyan’s CFA is one of six organizations chosen this year), which are funded through the Building Bridges program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Building Bridges supports groups creating interdisciplinary and community collaborations expanding awareness of Muslim culture.

“An essential part of Wesleyan’s mission as a residential undergraduate institution is ‘to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit,’” said Pamela Tatge, director of the CFA. “This project will feature extraordinary artists from around the globe and will assist us in building a more inclusive and dynamic campus community while at the same time catalyzing important dialogues within our region.”

Along with the performances, a series of events including workshops, lectures, informal talks and meals with the artists will take place. Curricular projects will include work in Religion and French Studies and two new courses, the CFA said.

An artist will be commissioned to guide Wesleyan students and Muslim community members in creating a theatrical work; the team will conduct interviews with Muslim women and weave the gathered stories into a structure that integrates documentary theater, talk show, cabaret and traditional storytelling.

For the project, the CFA has partnered with Wesleyan’s Music Department, Dance Department, Religion Department, Psychology Department Culture and Emotion Lab, French Studies, Middle Eastern Studies Certificate Program, South Asia Studies, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Center for Community Partnerships, the Green Street Arts Center, the Turath House (a student program house), and the Muslim Students’ Association; and with community and national partners including the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, the Hartford Seminary, and the Al-Rawiya Foundation.

The tens of millions of dollars wasted granted over the years, mostly to indoctrinate college students in America, may change a few gullible minds but it does absolutely nothing to change the hate found in the Koran, the hate spewed by imams worldwide nor does do anything to curb the violence perpetrated by Muslims against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In fact, jihad and terrorism are on the increase. In fact, Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in the Middle East. Then again, isn’t that the goal of dawah?

Oh, the Muslim Student Association was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood - and boasts numerous leaders who have been convicted or killed waging jihad.

Doris Duped won’t be expanding your awareness of that part of Muslim culture we’re sure.

Connecticut: Mega mosque controversy becomes campaign issue

This question isn’t just for Muslims, it should be asked of politicians at all levels: When The Jihad Comes, Whose Side Will You Be On?


The cost of Muslim immigration is enormous. Nevermind the billions in security bureaucracy and inconveniences in travel of all sorts, but the constant legal and zoning jihad being waged by Muslims in every city in every state in the U.S. 

In this case, Muslims seeking a mega mosque failed to have zoning laws changed in their favor and as usual ran to Obama’s DOJ. The Muslims not only are willing to sabotage the city they live in and want to build their mosque in (ie, takeover), they get high profile New York City lawyers…pro bono. Taxpayer-funded DOJ dhimmis and pro-bono lawyers are forcing a mosque on local residents and local politicians want to rollover. Their idea of a “settlement” is to give the Muslims $100,000 cash and let them build the mosque. They couldn’t care less about the people they are supposed to represent.  

via Mosque controversy re-ignites in heat of fall campaign – Norwalk Citizen.

A Republican campaign flier circulated around West Norwalk has re-ignited controversy over a mosque proposed for Fillow Street weeks before the Nov. 5 municipal election.

The flier, left on doorsteps by Common Councilman David McCarthy, R-District E, and Zoning Commission Chairwoman Emily Wilson, a Republican council candidate, has prompted calls for an apology and cries of outrage from Norwalk Democrats. It’s being called misleading and inaccurate “dirty politics” by Democrats, who say the flier gives Al Madany Islamic Center evidence to support its claim of religious persecution and could potentially cost the city a significant amount of litigation costs because of a lawsuit filed against the proposal’s denial.

But McCarthy and Wilson have refused to apologize for the flier, which promises residents of District E that Republican Mayor Richard Moccia will fight the lawsuit, while implying that Democratic mayoral candidate Harry Rilling will not.

Adding to the controversy is the fact that Rilling’s campaign has accepted a $250 donation from long-time Norwalk resident Farhan Memom, a spokesman for the Islamic center.

That is being portrayed by some as a “donation from the mosque.” Rilling supporters point out that Moccia’s campaign donors include developers and contractors who have projects pending before the city, including two who have given $1,000 each — the maximum allowed — and a husband and wife who have each given $500.

“I promised to run a positive campaign based on the issues,” Rilling said in an email when questioned about the issue. “We have done that since day one and will continue to do that. It is disappointing that others are not doing the same.”

Rilling has refused to comment on the mosque lawsuit, saying that, as a zoning commissioner, he cannot. He was not on the panel when the proposal was voted on.

The application for a special permit to build a mosque and community center at 127 Fillow St. was turned down by the Zoning Commission in June 2012. Al Madany later sued in federal court, alleging discrimination based on religious preference, a violation of the Religious Land Use Institutionalized Persons Act.

“Mayor Moccia is pressing the legal fight to defend the city against this group’s lawsuit,” the GOP campaign flier said in bold type. Continue reading

Connecticut: Muslim immigrant broke clavicles, femur, tibia of infant daughter

Immigration and importation of Muslims continues at a record pace. Not to mention amnesty for illegals – many of whom are Muslim.

 (Courtesy of Farmington Police / October 21, 2013)

(Courtesy of Farmington Police / October 21, 2013)

via Warrant: Farmington Man Squeezed Infant Daughter –

FARMINGTON — The Farmington father charged with assaulting his infant daughter admitted to Farmington detectives that he squeezed her and dropped her down a staircase, according to the warrant for his arrest.

Morsy Elzawawy, 29, of 304 Colt Highway, initially told police that he had no idea how his daughter may have suffered fractured clavicles, fractures to her leg bones, including her left femur and tibia, and bruising to the abdomen, her right thigh and the bridge over her nose.

Staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center discovered the injuries Sept. 1 and suspected they were due to abuse. Hospital officials contacted the state Department of Children and Families, which then notified Farmington police.

The child’s injuries, hospital staff said, were “highly specific of abuse.” Hospital staff, DCF officials and police questioned the couple at the hospital, but they insisted they had no idea what caused the injuries.

A day later, Elzawawy told Farmington police that he twice dropped her down the stairs while carrying her and said he did so when he was taking valium and Percocet for injuries he’d suffered in a car accident Aug. 24 in Bristol. During his interview with detectives, Elzawawy referred to himself as “the bad guy.” After that interview, police said Elzawawy told his wife that he didn’t mean it, made a mistake and needs help.

Police noted that those comments are not consistent with someone who did something by accident.

In another interview with detectives on Sept. 5, Elzawawy said he doesn’t love the infant as much as his older child, said he did not drop his daughter and said when the infant cried “I would get so mad.” He also told the detectives that he did not know how the infant was hurt but said he would squeeze her to get her to stop crying.

“Morsy Elzawawy demonstrated with a doll provided to him during that interview, that sometimes when [the infant] is crying, he picks her up and squeezes her torso by holding her in his arms, and pressing her into his chest, which quiets her,” according to the warrant for his arrest.

He also told detectives he may have “grabbed her too hard” and that she was crying at the time. He also said he may have thrown her into a bouncy chair, and straightened her legs by pressing on them while changing her diaper. The injuries she suffered, a doctor told police, could have been caused by those actions.

Elzawawy told police he stopped taking the valium and percocet because the drugs made him “feel upset,” made him have “had dreams” and made him “very forgetful.”

Staff at CCMC said the child would not have suffered the fractures during normal handling and they believed the injuries were caused by “inflicted injury.”

Police wanted to photograph the child, but Elzawawy initially denied permission, telling police it would have been against Muslim law to do so. The mother later gave permission.

And the police chose to abide by Islamic sharia law and didn’t take the picture. Until later. Protect and serve. Allah.

The couple’s second child was placed into foster car by DCF. When the infant was released from the hospital, she too went into foster care with the same family.

After his arrest Friday on first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment charges, Elzawawy posted $250,000 bail. He was arraigned Monday and ordered to turn in his passport. Elzawawy is a native of Egypt.


Connecticut: Terror-linked CAIR Gets Muslim Holidays on School Calendar



via CAIR-CT Welcomes Recognition of Muslim Holidays on School Calendar – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee.

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 2, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Connecticut Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) today welcomed a decision by the New London Board of Education to recognize the two major Muslim holidays, Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha, by including them on the school calendar along with all other major religious holidays.

CAIR-CT said the board’s president directed the superintendent of schools to advise all teachers and educators in New London schools not to schedule tests or special events like field trips on those days to ensure that students who are celebrating their holidays would not miss tests and important activities.

The decision came September 26 after CAIR-CT raised the issue with the New London board prior to its Thursday meeting. Muslim parents spoke out during public comments and thanked board members for responding positively to CAIR-CT’s request. The decision passed without any objections from board members or the public.

Natasha Ahmed, a member of the Islamic Center of New London and a parent to two school-age children, said: “We thank the New London Board of Education for embracing and recognizing our Muslim holidays. This means a lot to me my kids and our community.”

CAIR-CT Executive Director Mongi Dhaouadi spoke during the board meeting and said in part: “This speaks volume of the nature of our diverse city that fosters a sense of understanding and acceptance toward its Muslim members. We hope that our community here in New London will serve as a model to others around the state and the nation.”

We hope the nation is much wiser, but hope is not a plan. Be vocal. Be active. Or Islam will keep creeping.

Executives with phone & email addresses here.

Much on the FBI-banned, DOJ labeled inindicted co-conspirator in terror funding conviction, Hamas-linked CAIR in the section on Hamas CAIR lower left.

New Jersey: Another food stamp fraud busted, another Muhammed arrested

The strangest coincidence in the multi billion dollar food stamp fraud biz.

via N.J. Dollar Store Owner Admits to Food Stamp Fraud | NBC 10 Philadelphia. Again h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch. Follow them on Twitter to see the affects on your state via @RefugeeWatcher


Authorities say the owner of four dollar stores in northern New Jersey has admitted to a scheme in which patrons were allowed to make more than $5 million in fraudulent food stamp transactions.

Essex County prosecutors say 49-year-old Muhammed Farooq of Somerset pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft by deception and agreed to forfeit $832,830.

He faces up to seven years in state prison when he’s sentenced Jan. 6.

Authorities have said Farooq allowed patrons to use food stamps to buy nonfood items, such as electronics. They say the purchases totaled roughly $5.2 million and went on for nearly 2 1/2 years.

Farooq owns two stores in Newark, one in East Orange and another in Elizabeth.

And in Boston, it was a Hassan indicted on EBT fraud charges.

In Maryland, it was Issa indicted for stealing medication from military hospitals.

Obama wants to focus on immigration (amnesty for illegals) and entitlements (redistribution of wealth), unfortunately his focus will only lead to more of the above.

Connecticut: Hamas-linked CAIR leads Muslim Brotherhood Protest

via Egyptians in Hartford Protest Massacre | NBC Connecticut.

Two days after Egyptian police killed hundreds of pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters, a small group organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), stood in Hartford’s State House Square waving Egyptian flags.

“People killed this way – with heavy weapons, just people protesting peacefully, and get killed and burned and squished with bulldozers, killed from planes, this is not fair,” said protestor Fatma Salman.

She said friends of hers in Egypt lost chlidren in the massacre. A physics professor at Manchester Community College, Salman said she’s lived here for 14 years.

CAIR wants the U.S. to cut the billion-dollars-per-year Egypt has taken since the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty of 1979.

“What we’re asking for is to cut off aid that’s helping these criminals to kill their own people,” said Mongi Dahouadi of CAIR.

He admitted the deposed government had overreached and its supporters had overreacted by burning Christian churches in Egypt after the massacre.

Terror-linked CAIR had no problem with the billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars and military aid wasted on Egypt prior to the Muslim Brotherhood being deposed.

 Quite a protest. There’s less than ten people in this photograph so one has to wonder how NBC News found out about it and felt it worthy of a news article.

Furthermore, not a peep regarding CAIR’s notorious background, being banned by the FBI over its Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood links, nor that a federal judge ruled that CAIR was Hamas.

Elsewhere, the brother of another notorious former CAIR executive in Florida was reportedly shot and killed fighting protesting for the Muslim Brotherhood. Previously he was shot protesting for the Brotherhood to overthrow Mubarak. See link below.

Last December, his brother Amir Bedier was shot in the face outside the executive office of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. It was an area where many clashes between police and anti-Mubarak rioters had taken place.

Similarly though, the Tampa Bay Times provides the reader with no background on Bedier, his brother, CAIR, their terror links and support, and neither media outlet asked any of the participants if they were part of or in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

For those readers intentionally left in the dark by major media, some links above and below:

Ahmed Bedier deletes family websites after al-Qaeda support found

Ex-CAIR official leads racist, anti-American charge inside Florida capitol (video)

CAIR Exposed (IPT)

CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment

DC: Pro-Morsi Rallys Make Muslim Brotherhood Ties Harder to Hide

Connecticut: City challenging constitutionality of DOJ’s nationwide mosque lawsuits

Potentially a landmark case fighting against DOJ supported Islamic zoning jihad.  However, if recent revelations of DOJ and government corruption are any indication, prepare for the worst – in which case mosque expansion backed by DOJ lawsuits will grow even faster. via DOJ enters Norwalk mosque battle as city steps up defense –

NORWALK — The U.S. Department of Justice has entered the lawsuit brought against the city by Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk over a proposed mosque on Fillow Street.

On Thursday, the federal government filed with U.S. District Court of Connecticut a Notice of Intervention to defend a federal law.

“The United States hereby intervenes in this case for the limited purpose of defending the constitutionality of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000,” wrote federal attorneys in the intervention notice.

The United States is specifically authorized by federal statute to intervene in any federal action in which the constitutionality of an act of Congress is drawn into question. The Department of Justice will file its memorandum in defense of the constitutionality of RLUIPA’s land use provisions by July 10, according to the intervention notice.

Under RLUIPA, no government shall impose or implement a land use regulation that discriminates against any assembly or institution on the basis of religion or religious denomination.

Robert F. Maslan, Jr., head of the city’s law department, described the federal government’s action as expected and stood by the city’s position that RLUIPA is unconstitutional.

“This is Congress telling municipalities all over the country how to regulate land use by religious institutions and that violates the federal constitution in a number of ways,” Maslan said.

The intervention by the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday marked the second development this week in the lawsuit brought by Al Madany Islamic Center after the Norwalk Zoning Commission last June rejected plans for a 27,000-square-foot mosque and community hall at 127 Fillow St.

On Wednesday, the city filed an amended motion asking the court to dismiss the case.

Maslan said the motion stems from Al Madany Islamic Center’s filing of an amended complaint. The city’s defense remains the same, according to Maslan.

“We’re arguing that they haven’t stated viable claims in their amended complaint,” Maslan said. “We’re raising the constitutionality of RLUIPA. They haven’t exhausted their state and local procedures.”

Good luck to the city in their fight against a government and a DOJ that has established Islam as its religion of choice.

Muslims, DOJ shake down Connecticut zoning board to reverse mosque decision

The Associated Press confirms what we’ve been saying (almost exclusively) about the DOJ. They are supporting Muslims “zoning jihad” around the country.’ via Norwalk reverses stance on proposed mosque – Connecticut Post.628x471

NEW HAVEN — When Norwalk received a proposal to build the city’s first mosque, it was rejected by officials who said the structure was too big for the largely residential area and would create too much traffic.

The applicants filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination and the U.S. Justice Department, which has intervened in mosque projects around the country, launched an inquiry into the handling of the proposal.

Now, the city is moving to settle the lawsuit and support a version of the closely watched project. Norwalk officials say religion was never part of their considerations.

“It was not based on any religious bias,” Mayor Richard Moccia said. “I can’t recall any zoning officer or any city official ever commenting that it happened to be a mosque and that’s the reason they were opposing it.”

Moccia said the Justice Department wrote about two months ago, seeking information such as minutes of a zoning hearing on the project. He said the city responded and has not heard back from federal officials.

The Justice Department declined to comment.

The Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk sued in June after the Zoning Commission rejected the $3.5 million project. On Nov. 29, the Zoning Commission voted to approve the mosque, subject to an agreement depending on the terms of a final settlement.

“We are absolutely glad to see this,” Mongi Dhaouadi, executive director of the Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said. “We’re going to let the process play itself out and hopefully we’ll celebrate at the end as a whole community in Norwalk.”

 It played out and didn’t pass the zoning laws. Then Muslims sued – a classic tactic of terror-linked CAIR. It was likely Hamas-linked CAIR that got the DOJ involved. Muslims and thugs like CAIR will celebrate but citizens of Norwalk can kiss their neighborhood goodbye.


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