‘American Taliban’ Lindh Continues Legal Jihad in Prison

American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh continues submitting prison to sharia and his legal jihad.

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via Courthouse News Service. h/t TROP

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CN) – A Muslim inmate filed a class action against the Federal Bureau of Prisons, claiming that Islam prohibits Muslim men from wearing pants below their ankles, but his prison prohibits him from hemming pants above the ankles.

Yahya “John” Lindh sued the directors of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the warden of the Terre Haute federal pen, in Federal Court.

The lawsuit states: “Yahya Lindh is Muslim and it is a clear tenet of Islam that Muslim men are prohibited from wearing pants below their ankles. Despite this, it is a formal policy of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons that ‘Islamic inmates may not hem or wear their pants above the ankle.’ This policy imposes a substantial, and unjustified, burden on the religious exercise of Mr. Lindh and all Muslim prisoners with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

Lindh also objects to the strip-search policy imposed for visits.

He seeks an injunction and costs.

He is represented by Kenneth Falk, and by Gavin Rose with the ACLU, in Indianapolis.

 

Recall, one of Lindh’s lawyers was Tony West, now Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division – previously an Obama lobbyist and fundraiser/bundler.

Indiana, Tennessee, Florida: Muslims busted in various acts of fraud

More hard-working immigrants who contribute to American by running fraud schemes out of convenience stores via Diversity’s Darkside.

Indiana:

Amin Ali Saleh, 36, 6 North Holman Street, was arrested and preliminary charged with Possession of Synthetic Marijuana, Possession of a look-a-like Substance, Dealing in Synthetic Marijuana and for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to Corporal Travis Thickstun of the Indiana State Excise Police, officers from his department, along with officers from the Peru Police Department served a search a warrant at Peru Stop & Go (BP), 452 W. Main Street, Peru, today looking for evidence related to the sale of counterfeit goods.

“What turned into a four-month investigation into counterfeit drugs and drugs sales,” Thickstun said in his press release, “began when officers saw what appeared to be counterfeit merchandise in the store in November 2013.”

Nashville, Tennessee:

Metro Police said Rum Wholesale at 1305 Dickerson Pike was deemed a public nuisance for repeated distribution of synthetic opiates.

The owner, 40-year-old Mohammed Amer, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of counterfeit controlled substances with intent to sell. He will also be charged with felony tampering.

On March 17, three convenience stores in Nashville were shut down for allegedly selling liquid relaxation shots that contained mitragynine, a chemical specifically banned by Tennessee law because of its opiate characteristics.

At that time, the stores, which included Discount Tobacco & Beer on Robinson Road, Madison Discount Tobacco & Beer on N. Gallatin Pike, and Litton’s Corner Market on Gallatin Pike, were declared public nuisances and padlocked by order of the court.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Rum Wholesale was a supplier of the liquid shots. When they went to the business on March 17, they found an employee, 27-year-old Rabea Aldheleai, loading boxes of the illegal liquid shots into a BMW.

Tampa, Florida:

LARGO — Three men were arrested Friday after what police said was a long undercover investigation into the sale of narcotics and the illegal trafficking of Electronic Benefit Transfer (food stamp) cards at a local convenience store.

On Friday morning, city police, fire and code enforcement officers along with state Department of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco agents and fraud officials raided the store, seizing drugs and illegally traded EBT cards.

They also arrested three men: Ibrahim Saraeb, 47; Amad Almadanali, 47, and Ali Saraeb-Perez, 25, on drug, counterfeiting and fraud charges.

 

Indiana: First Burmese mosque built worldwide in 3 decades going up in Ft. Wayne

via RTV6 – Fort Wayne Burmese mosque 1st built in 3 decades – Local Story.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The first Burmese Muslim mosque built worldwide in more than three decades is going up in Fort Wayne.

The Mosque and Learning Center being erected on the city’s south side is owned by the Burmese Muslim Education and Community Center.

The Journal Gazette reports construction of the mosque will be a years-long process because it is being funded with donations from the Muslim community.

The first phase of the mosque will have seating for 175 people and include prayer areas and small education rooms. Officials hope that phase is finished by the end of 2014.

More than 30 mosques have been destroyed in recent years in the country now known as Myanmar.

More than 6,000 immigrants from Myanmar call Fort Wayne home.

By the time it gets to having to oppose mosques, it’s too late. Oppose the importation of millions of people from Muslim countries. Burmese were the second most imported people in 2013 with 16,299. All on your tax dollars then and ongoing support now (and likely forever for a good % of them).

Related: Video: Muslims Murder Buddhists In Burma

Video: Obama Addresses Convention of Unindicted Co-Conspirator in US Terror Funding Trial

via Ryan Mauro at Obama Addresses American Islamist Convention.

In 1991, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo placed ISNA at the top of a secret list of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.” The document said the organization’s “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within…”

In 2007, federal prosecutors named ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism-financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity housed within ISNA. The U.S. government identified ISNA as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. The designation was upheld in 2009 due to “ample” evidence linking ISNA to Hamas.

An FBI informant inside the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network identified ISNA as a Brotherhood front as early as 1987. The source was documented as being “convinced” that the Brotherhood fronts have “a secret agenda which includes the spread of the Islamic Revolution to all non-Islamic governments in the world which does include the United States.”

More at the link above.

U.S. prison warden: Muslim prayers led to Muslim gangs

Muslim immigration leads to Muslim prayers and Muslim prayers led to gangs – Alarabiya.net. With a lot of dawah, conversion and terror in between. h/t TROP

The warden of a U.S. prison holding high-risk inmates, including American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, insisted Thursday that he was obeying a court order to allow daily group prayer by permitting inmates to pray in pairs within their cells.

Warden John Oliver told a federal judge that when the prison allowed group prayer earlier this year, Muslim inmates formed gangs and bullied other prisoners.

Lindh attended the hearing by video conference from the high-security unit that houses him and about 40 other inmates, including several convicted on terror charges.

A U.S. District judge ruled in January that barring Lindh and his fellow Muslims from engaging in daily group prayer violates a 1993 law that bans the government from curtailing religious speech without showing a compelling interest. The judge issued an order demanding that the prison allow group prayer.

Ken Falk, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, filed a motion in Lindh’s name in April asking the judge to find the prison warden in contempt. The motion argued that the warden allowed only three group prayers per day in a single room, instead of the five that Lindh said his faith requires.

But Oliver said he believed he was balancing inmates’ religious rights with the security needs of the special unit that severely restricts inmates’ communications with the outside world.

The prison converted a recreation room into a “meditation room” to accommodate group prayer in March, but Muslim inmates, who make up more than half of the 42 people in the unit, used the inmate-led prayers to set up a prison gang, Oliver said.

Some Muslim inmates “shunned” others by banning them from the prayer group, controlled access to food and claimed the room as their territory by leaving prayer rugs and other religious items there. Oliver said this intimidated inmates of other faiths and deterred them from using the room.

In response to what Oliver called “gang activity,” he changed the rules in May, barring use of the meditation room for group prayer and limiting prayer to two inmates per single cell, which he said was more secure.

The judge said she will rule later on whether the prison has violated her order.

U.S. troops captured Lindh in Afghanistan in 2001. Lindh, who was raised Catholic, was accused of fighting for the Taliban to help them build a pure Islamic state. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to supplying services to the now-defunct Taliban government and carrying explosives for them. He is eligible for release from prison in 2019.

 

Indiana: American Taliban lawyer continues legal jihad to enforce sharia law on prison

via Lindh lawyer to push for 5 daily group prayers – Beaumont Enterprise. h/t TROP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer who helped American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates win the right to hold daily group prayers in a high-security unit said he’ll ask a judge to order that they be allowed to pray together five times a day, as Islam requires.

Chris Burke, a Bureau of Federal Prisons spokesman, said that since March 12, inmates of all religions housed in the Terre Haute federal prison’s Communications Management Unit have been allowed to pray together three times per day.

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana legal director Ken Falk, who represented Lindh in his lawsuit against the prison bureau, said U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson‘s Jan. 11 ruling requires that the prison allow five daily group prayers.

Know your enemies.

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Ken Falk, Taliban lawyer

“Basically, it’s our contention that they’re not complying with the court order,” Falk said Tuesday. “The judge’s order is pretty clear.”

A prison bulletin dated March 12 says only 10 inmates at a time can use the unit’s multi-purpose room for group prayer during the hours the room is open. It wasn’t clear how prison officials arrived at the limit of three prayers a day.

Those housed in Lindh’s unit are considered extreme security risks and their interactions are closely monitored. Until this month, inmates housed in the unit were only allowed to pray together once per week or during Ramadan or on other significant religious holidays. At other times, inmates had to pray alone in their cells and hope to hear each other through the walls.

Magnus-Stinson found the policy violated a 1993 law banning the government from curtailing religious speech without showing a compelling interest, and the government chose not to appeal her ruling.

Could a more compelling interest be needed than preventing convicted Muslim terrorists from plotting to kill more Americans?

Magnus-Stinson said in court documents that it was clear that 32-year-old Lindh sincerely believed that Islam mandates that Muslims pray together five times a day and federal law requires the prison to accommodate his beliefs — which praying simultaneously inside their cells did not do. She also noted that Muslim inmates in other federal prisons were allowed to hold daily group prayers.

Know your enemies.

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Magnus-Stinson

It’s clear this judis ge using sharia law as a basis for her decision. Convicted criminals are supposed LOSE their rights and liberal judges – this one appointed by Obama – aid and abet enemies of the United States. Even though this criminal can pray about anything at any time and follow whatever religion he wants. None of his rights were violated.

A central tenet of the Islamic faith is the obligation for adult Muslims to engage in five daily prayers, or Salat,” she wrote. “By prohibiting Mr. Lindh and the other Muslim prisoners who hold similar beliefs in the CMU from praying in each other’s presence, the Warden has denied Mr. Lindh and these other prisoners the religious exercise of daily group prayer,” she said elsewhere.

Jihad is a central and legitimate tenet of Islam too, confirmed by head of the CIA. With lawyers and judges like this Lindh should simply appeal his incarceration. She must have done research on Islam and sharia law to come to her conclusion and ruling and based on sharia she’d have to release Lindh.

Prison officials said during the trial on Lindh’s lawsuit that allowing group prayers every day would pose a security risk and that inmates had used religion as cover for gang-like activity, but the judge dismissed those arguments as insubstantial.

The lawsuit was originally filed in 2009 by two Muslim inmates in the unit. Lindh joined the lawsuit in 2010, and the case has drawn far more attention because of his involvement. The other plaintiffs have dropped out as they were released from prison or transferred to other units.

In 2001, Lindh was captured in Afghanistan by U.S. troops and accused of fighting for the Taliban. Raised Catholic, the California native was 12 when he saw the movie “Malcolm X” and became interested in Islam. He converted to Islam at age 16. Walker told Newsweek after his capture that he had entered Afghanistan to help the Taliban build a “pure Islamic state.”

In 2002, Lindh pleaded guilty to supplying services to the now-defunct Taliban government and carrying explosives for them. He had been charged with conspiring to kill Americans and support terrorists, but those charges were dropped in a plea agreement. He was transferred to the Terre Haute prison in 2007. He is eligible for release in 2019.

Don’t forget that another of Lindh’s Taliban Defense Attorney’s is now No. 3 in Obama’s DOJ. Know your enemies.

Tony West, Taliban lawyer

Indiana: Three Muslims arrested in $4.8M foodstamp fraud

via Chicago siblings, Cicero man face fed fraud counts – Chicago Sun-Times.

Two Gary, Ind., food marts let people use their food stamps like a normal debit card, giving them cash back and cigarettes in exchange.

In return, they illegally redeemed those food stamps to the federal government for more than $500,000, according to two federal indictments filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond.

Now Ola Mohammad, 31, and her brother Abdkdar Mohammad, 29, both of Chicago, face one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and three counts of wire fraud.

Kaled Mohammad, 27, of Cicero, Ill., faces two counts of wire fraud in a separate but similar case. It was unclear Friday if he is related to Ola and Abdkdar Mohammad.

Court records say Ola Mohammad used her store, Moses Foods, at 1330 Broadway, to allow customers to purchase cigarettes and receive money back through their food stamps.

For instance, on Nov. 22, one customer bought a bag of Cheetos, a 2-liter bottle soda and a pack of cigarettes, and received $40 back in cash, all paid for from a food stamps card. The siblings redeemed the food stamps from the federal government for $4,735,850 through the illegal scheme, according to the indictment.

The money was sent to a bank account that both Ola Mohammad and her father could access, then was wired outside the country.

Although Ola Mohammad is the sole owner of the business, her brother assisted her and works there as a cashier. The indictment claims the scheme lasted from February 2010 to June.

Abdkdar was arrested Thursday and ordered held without bond pending a detention hearing and arraignment set for Monday afternoon. Court records did not show if Ola Mohammad has been arrested.

In a separate case, an indictment claims Kaled Mohammad conducted a similar but smaller scheme at his store, Kay Mart, at 4845 Broadway.

As with Moses Mart, Kaled Mohammad allowed customers to use their food stamp card to purchase cigarettes and receive cash back. The indictment claims he redeemed those food stamps from the federal government for about $60,000.

Kaled Mohammad was also arrested Monday and ordered held without bond pending a detention hearing and arraignment set for Monday afternoon.

h/t to Refugee Resettlement Watch who watches refugee food stamp fraud too and is finally on Twitter @RefugeeWatcher.

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