Ohio: 8 years for Muslim fraudster, arsonist, illegal alien trafficker

via Ex-owner of local IHOPs gets prison term – Toledo Blade.

Though he had faced up to 40 years behind bars, the former owner of seven IHOP restaurants in northwest Ohio and Indiana was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.

Tarek Elkafrawi, 57, of Middleton Township near Perrysburg pleaded guilty July 3 to 53 counts contained in a federal indictment charging him with a series of criminal schemes between 2003 and 2012 intended to defraud the government, corporate IHOP, an insurance company, and his own employees of millions of dollars.

He admitted to hiring in excess of 200 undocumented workers, giving some of them multiple identities so that they could work extra hours without being paid overtime and could make claims for Medicaid and other public assistance.

“This is not just a case involving the hiring of illegal aliens,” Duncan Brown, an assistant U.S. Attorney, told the court. “The hiring of illegal aliens was the base of the pyramid that led to a tip of money laundering.”

In between, Mr. Brown contended, were “deliberate and knowing” acts of identity fraud, identity theft, mail fraud, health-care fraud, and arson. Elkafrawi directed his managers to manipulate sales figures, salaries, and payroll to avoid paying taxes and lessen workers’ compensation premiums — all done for personal gain.

U.S. District Court Judge David Katz ordered that Elkafrawi pay $1.36 million to Farmers Insurance for the fraudulent insurance claims paid after the fire as well as $5,042 to the Findlay Fire Department for extinguishing the blaze.

He also ordered a forfeiture of property, including proceeds from the sale of the seven restaurants, cash, and vehicles.

During the lengthy sentencing hearing, two physicians who treat Elkafrawi testified by telephone that their patient suffered from severe heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other issues that could be exacerbated by stress such as prison could present.

“I don’t want to sound callous but the Bureau of Prisons will provide better care than he provided to many of his employees,” Mr. Brown told the court.

Judge Katz noted that Elkafrawi had no criminal history, that he suffered from serious health issues, and that he had sustained considerable financial losses in the aftermath of the raids on his restaurants in 2011 and the subsequent indictments in 2012. Still, he said, a prison sentence was appropriate.

“I believe one of the important messages that can be sent is that the hiring and exploitation of undocumented aliens and money laundering will not be tolerated,” Judge Katz said.

Sixteen co-defendants have entered guilty pleas in the case, including Elkafrawi’s wife, Kelly Elkafrawi, 51, who was sentenced last week to two years of probation. She pleaded guilty July 3 to one count each of money laundering and alien harboring.

While she was considered a minor player in the conspiracy, her husband was labeled “the mastermind” by FBI Special Agent Phillip Dieble, who took the stand to outline Elkafrawi’s crimes before the sentence was imposed.

Noting that he had not violated the terms of his bond for the past 22 months, Judge Katz permitted Elkafrawi to remain on house arrest until he is ordered to begin serving his prison sentence.

 

Oakland: Seven arrested in raid on Black Muslim Temple

via Seven arrested in raid on Black Muslim Temple in Oakland – San Jose Mercury News. h/t Europe News

OAKLAND — In sweeping charges alleging public contract fraud, forged real estate deals and identity theft stretching from Alameda to Orange counties, authorities on Tuesday arrested a Black Muslim minister, his mother and five others, saying they ran a wide-ranging scam through a private security firm that falsely claimed its guards were retired Navy SEALs and its leader a former FBI agent.

Months after this newspaper first uncovered that BMT International Security Services submitted bogus bid documents to the Port of Oakland and other agencies while seeking — and sometimes winning — millions of dollars in public contracts, police made simultaneous early morning raids in Oakland and Contra Costa County, arresting the minister, Dahood Sharieff Bey, 42, his mother, Rory Parker, 63, and others on 44 felony counts.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said Tuesday the group led “an organized and sophisticated criminal enterprise conducting an extraordinary variety of fraudulent activities.” The charges, detailed in a 118-page affidavit, allege the firm faked insurance and state license documents and made fanciful claims of expertise it did not possess.

Bey, a disciple of the late Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey, to whom he was not related, posed as a former FBI agent named David Johnson, claiming at various times to be a graduate of Harvard, Princeton and Golden Gate universities and a “military marshal.” He boasted in one bid to have supplied security services to Disneyland.

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Heavily armed police swarmed Bey’s temple on Oakland’s 27th Street at dawn Tuesday as a helicopter hovered overhead and flash-bang grenades exploded to roust anyone inside.

O’Malley said the charges involved “not only large-scale bid fraud victimizing local communities and cities and counties around the state, but also real estate fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, income tax evasion and the exploitation of workers by evading workers’ compensation insurance and payroll taxes.”


Flashback:

Oakland: Survivor recounts life of rape, abuse by ‘Your Black Muslim Bakery’ leader

Denver: Three Somali, Sudanese Teen Girls Left U.S. to Join Muslim Terrorists

A video at the link says the Obama admin is “wrestling” with whether to charge the Muslim girls caught trying to join Muslim terrorists as terrorists.  via Three American Girls En Route to Syria Planned to Join Militant Groups, Official Says – ABC News.

The FBI has tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany while they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official told ABC News today.

The girls have not been identified, but law enforcement officials said two are sisters — 15 and 17 years old — and one is 16 years old. The two sisters are from Somalia and the 16-year-old is from Sudan, according to a federal law enforcement source briefed on the case.

This is part of a worrisome trend of “disaffected youth” who are being radicalized, the official said, pointing to the wider phenomenon of foreign fighters converging on the conflict in the region.

There have been other cases of high school age kids trying to get to Syria that haven’t been made public, the official said.

The girls were persuaded to travel overseas and were in contact with someone in Germany, the official said, noting that someone close to them notified authorities.

They were turned around and sent back to the United States, the official said, noting that because they are minors it remains unclear whether they will be charged with anything or be “arrested.”

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado responded to a call on Oct. 17 of three missing teens, a department spokesman said, noting that deputies responded to two homes with Denver mailing addresses that are technically in unincorporated Arapahoe County. Family and friends reported the girls missing, but nobody mentioned or knew that the girls had gone overseas, according to the sheriff’s department. The case was closed when a family member called Monday to tell the sheriff’s department that the girls were back safe in Colorado, a spokesman said.

“FBI Denver Division is aware of the situation and assisted with bringing the individuals back to Denver. The juveniles are safe and reunited with their families,” FBI Denver spokeswoman Sue Payne said.

How about immigration charges too? Is it not a crime to lie about intended destinations and purpose? Who bought the tickets? Who paid for them? Will the FBI dare investigate the mosques the girls attended? 

 

FBI Director: Americans Fighting With ISIS ‘Entitled’ to Come Back

via FBI Director: Americans Fighting With ISIS ‘Entitled’ to Come Back | CNS News.

FBI Director James Comey told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that “a dozen or so” Americans are fighting with terrorists in Syria; “yes,” he knows who they are; and they are “entitled to come back” unless their passport is revoked; and if they do come back, they will be tracked.

Asked if he know who “each and every one” of the Americans are, Comey said, “of that dozen or so, I do.”

Comey said he expects some of these Americans to return to the United States: “Ultimately, an American citizen, unless their passport’s revoked, is entitled to come back. So, someone who’s fought with ISIL, with an American passport wants to come back, we will track them very carefully.”

Here’s the exchange between Pelley and Comey:

Pelly: How many Americans are fighting in Syria on the side of the terrorists?

Comey: In the area of a dozen or so.

Pelley: Do you know who they are?

Comey: Yes.

Pelley: Each and every one of them?

Comey: I think of that, dozen or so, I do. I hesitate only because I don’t know what I don’t know.

Pelley: With American passports, how do you keep them from coming home and attacking the homeland?

Comey: Ultimately, an American citizen, unless their passport’s revoked, is entitled to come back. So, someone who’s fought with ISIL, with American passport wants to come back, we will track them very carefully.

On Sept. 2,  State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, “The United States, including the State Department, has long had the authority to revoke passports.

“Obviously, there are different reasons for that, including fraud but also pending legal charges, which would be more applicable in some of these cases that we’re discussing (foreign fighters). Clearly, we wouldn’t make those decisions on our own. We would make them in coordination with law enforcement authorities.”

Psaki continued: “There are also capabilities that the United States has, including putting individuals on a no-fly list…So I think, obviously, there are a range of steps and ways that we can prevent individuals who pose harm to us from either returning to the United States or being allowed to stay…being allowed to operate as private citizens in the United States. And that’s – we’ve long had those capabilities.”

Asked if “any such maneuvers” were actually underway, Psaki said she would “not going to be able to confirm numbers or any specifics.”

The FBI is not only tracking Americans who are in Syria, but also those who want to go.

Last month, FBI agents arrested a 19-year-old Colorado women, Shannon Conley, as she attempted to board a flight to Turkey. She later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, specifically Al-Qaeda  and its affiliates, including ISIS/ISIL.

The U.S. Justice Department said FBI agents met with Conley “on numerous occasions” to try to “persuade her not to carry out her plans to travel overseas to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization and to engage in violent jihad.”

Conley’s foray into terrorism began when she met a man on the Internet who said he was an active member of ISIS. The two later became engaged.

Asked if “lone wolves” are the biggest threat to the U.S., Comey told “60 Minutes” he doesn’t like that term, “because it conveys a sense of dignity I don’t think they deserve.

“These homegrown violent extremists are troubled souls, who are seeking meaning in some misguided way. And so they come across the propaganda and they become radicalized on their own, independent study, and they’re also able to equip themselves with training again on the Internet, and then engage in jihad after emerging from their basement.”

“The name ‘lone wolf’ offends you?” Pelley asked.

“It does,” Comey said. “I’d prefer ‘lone rat’ to capture the kind of person we’re talking about.”

Despite the threat posed by ISIS/ISIL and lone wolves, Comey said the U.S. is better able to deal with the threat than it was when al Qaeda was at its peak:

“We are better organized as an intelligence community. We’re better organized and equipped at the border. We have relationships with our foreign partners. All of which make us better able to see dots and connect dots. The transformation since before 9/11 is striking.”

He specifically mentioned that the FBI’s Hostage Rescue team has “more than doubled in size since 9/11,” and members of that team have joined U.S. Special Operations Forces in hundreds of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, even capturing a suspect indicted for his role in the Benghazi terror attack.

“We’re there to make sure that we have a criminal option in our country’s toolbox when we take the fight to the terrorists,” Comey said, referring to the Obama administration’s preference to try terrorists in court.


Comey says he knows them all, a dozen or so, even though previous reports stated at least 300 Muslims from the U.S. were waging jihad overseas. And then there is this Wanted by the FBI page. If they know them all, why are they asking citizens for help indentifying ISIS jihadists?

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If you join the caliphate that has declared America an enemy, the only thing you’re entitled to is a drone strike. And if come back cowardly without martyring yourself – fearing 72 virgins – then you should be charged with treason.

It’s nonsensical talk like this from the FBI and staged propaganda like this that makes one wonder if Naomi Wolf is on to something.

Why are we fighting them over there if we’re going to allow them back in the U.S. to continue their jihad?

 

Al Sharpton to headline Hamas-front fundraiser with Virginia Democrat

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via Sharpton to headline Hamas-front fundraiser.

Al Sharpton, a close Obama adviser, will headline the event sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a suspected Hamas front group whose executive director has recently come under NSA surveillance. CAIR lists Sharpton as its “keynote speaker” on its website.

In recent years, Sharpton and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad have pledged solidarity on the issue of civil-rights.

Awad, who’s the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his ties to Hamas, joined Sharpton at last month’s funeral for Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Awad has called on Muslims to join African-Americans in protesting the case.

The Justice Department in 2007 named CAIR an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the largest terrorist fundraising trial in U.S. history, a designation a federal judge subsequently refused to overturn in response to a CAIR complaint. Sharpton’s A-list appearance Saturday at CAIR’s annual banquet held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, not far from the Pentagon, will help CAIR raise tens of thousands of dollars.

CAIR, in turn, has supported several of Sharpton’s initiatives, in what is shaping up to be a merger of two racial-grievance giants.

Sharpton earlier this year headlined the president’s “My Brother’s Keeper” event creating the $300 million public-private task force that hopes to remove alleged racial “barriers” blocking young black men from succeeding.

Sharpton also stood by Obama in the Oval Office as he signed an executive order creating the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official said. “He gets it.”

However, more than 70 percent of the American public have an “unfavorable opinion” of Sharpton, according to a national poll taken last month by Investor’s Business Daily and Technometrica.

CAIR also has access to the White House, despite FBI concerns. Its officials have made several visits there since Obama took office in 2009.

Also attending CAIR’s banquet is Esam Omeish, a terror-linked director of CAIR’s national board.

As head of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Pentagon-area mosque, Omeish hired the late al-Qaida American cleric Anwar Awlaki as prayer leader at the mosque, which catered to some of the hijackers who flew the plane into the Pentagon. In 2009, the governor of Virginia kicked Omeish off a state commission after a video surfaced of the CAIR official praising violent jihad.

The FBI says it will not do outreach with CAIR until “we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas,” a U.S.-designated terrorist group. In 2007, the Justice Department implicated CAIR and one of its co-founders as “unindicted co-conspirators” in a Hamas fund-raising case, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation. The courts have denied CAIR’s repeated motions for removal from the federal co-conspirator list, which it argues in court filings has damaged its reputation and hurt membership and fundraising efforts.

The fallout from its terror ties is detailed in the bestseller, “Muslim Mafia,” which examines internal CAIR documents obtained from a daring undercover investigation by a former federal agent and his son, who grew an Islamic beard, adopted a Muslim name and identity and took a job as a CAIR intern.

When CAIR asked the U.S. Court to remove it from the “Unindicted Co-Conspirator List” the federal judge, Jorge Solis, wrote in his unsealed ruling, “The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR with Hamas.” The matter was sent to the appellate court which ruled unanimously to keep CAIR on the unindicted co-conspirator list because of the overwhelming evidence against it.

The government provided a massive amount of documentary and testimonial evidence linking CAIR to the Hamas conspiracy for which HLF and its leaders where convicted and given lengthy prison sentences.

Since then, the FBI has cut off all ties with CAIR because of the HLF evidence linking it and its leader Awad to Hamas.

That doesn’t stop Democrats from aiding and abetting the enemy: Democrat Rep. Donates Cash To Hamas-Linked Group

A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas.

“Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations.

Sarsour did not say how much money the Democrat donated.

Moran is a Democrat who represents the Alexandria district in northern Virginia. He’s not running for reelection in 2014.

June 2012, a top White House official said administration officials have had 100s of meetings with CAIR. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” George Selim told The Daily Caller, after being asked if his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups. Selim is the White House’s director for community partnerships.

On Capital Hill, top Democrats have accepted large donations from Awad and his allies.

In May 2012, a covertly-taken photograph showed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi standing near Awad at the top-dollar fundraiser.  Roughly 30 people attended the fundraiser, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

More on the race-hustling bigot and Islamo-tool via Al Sharpton’s Rap Sheet.

Video: The Metcalf terrorist attack on our electric grid

For more information visit: http://securethegrid.com/

It was attacked again in August, 2014.

Oklahoma: Muslim Beheader Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women

 via Caleb Howe – Beheading Suspect Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women | Truth Revolt.

On Friday morning, police in Moore, Oklahoma released the identity of the suspect in the brutal beheading of a woman at her workplace: Alton Nolen, who now goes by Jah’Keem Yisrael. Nolen is a convert to Islam, and local press reports that he had attempted to convert other employees at Vaughan Foods, where the murder took place.

Nolen Yisrael OklahomaYisrael is a graduate of Idabel High School in nearby Idabel, Oklahoma, about four hours southeast from Moore where the attack occurred. Nolen was a football player and, by available accounts, not a religious person at the time. A teammate, speaking to Truth Revolt, describes him as “normal” and “a good football player, but not great.”

Local newspaper McCurtain Gazette reports (no online edition is available):

A classmate of Nolen’s, who didn’t wish to be identified, told this newspaper that he spoke to a close family member of Nolen’s today.

He told this newspaper that according to the family member, Nolen was telling coworkers Thursday of an Islamic teaching that said women should be stoned for an offense, and that an argument followed the mark, Nolen was later fired and returned later Thursday, when he beheaded Colleen Hufford, the family member said.

One former resident recalls exclusively for Truth Revolt that only one Muslim family was living in Idabel at the time. The source says the family “owned and operated a pizza shop and started the local soccer league.”

“They spent every Christmas at our home,” she says of the family. “To my knowledge they never interacted with Alton.”

The Gazette reports that Nolen has a long history with the local police department. He has been arrested at least 10 times by Idabel police between 2004 and 2009, on “allegations ranging from assault, burglary, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, drug possession, and larceny,” among other unlisted charges.

Nolan’s classmates state that he converted to Islam while in prison in 2011. Records indicate he was incarcerated for, among other things, assaulting a police officer.

This past Tuesday, posting on Facebook as Jah’Keem Yisrael, Nolen said “Shalom Alhakeium (O Ye Muslims) Allah (sWt) says in the last days, ‘People will be lovers of themselves, proud and unholy.’ So to all of U that masturbating which I think is 80% of the world and for whatever desire it is in your hear that U doing it for – U can get! (warning) This is the last days … 2nd Timothy 3:2.”

The Islamic Council of Oklahoma has stated that Nolen is “not known to any of the leadership in Oklahoma mosques,” however the Facebook page reviewed and confirmed by the Gazette as his shows several photos of him interacting at “the Islamic Mosque in Oklahoma City.”

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