Kentucky: Muslim-owned cancer clinic pays $3.7M for prolonged chemo racket

via E-town cancer clinic pays $3.7 million for prolonged chemo. h/t Diversity’s Darkside

The owners of an Elizabethtown cancer clinic have paid $3.7 million to settle claims that they extended the period of chemotherapy for their patients to pad their bills to the government.

“To subject cancer patients to unnecessary treatments that are physically draining and emotionally stressful is utterly unconscionable,” said Patrick McFarland, inspector general of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

U.S. Attorney David Hale announced Tuesday that Elizabethtown Hematology Oncology PLC and its owners agreed to pay $3,739,325 to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims for payment to the Medicare, Medicaid and the military’s medical provider for extending the duration of chemotherapy infusion treatment to patients and inappropriately billing office visits for infusion therapy.

The settlement agreement says that owners Dr. Rafiq Ur Rahman and Dr. Yusuf K. Deshmukh from 2006 to 2013 unnecessarily and improperly extended the duration of chemotherapy infusion treatment times for their patients so they could make more money. It also says they and their clinic falsely billed for office evaluations of patients receiving chemotherapy.

“Manipulating treatment protocols and lengthening infusion times to increase reimbursement reflect an extraordinary lack of regard for patient welfare and the integrity of our health care system,” Hale said in a news release.

Some of the allegations emerged from a whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2011 by Dr. Ijaz Mahmood of Elizabethtown, who alleged the clinic, to inflate billings, developed written protocols that increased chemotherapy infusion times by a factor of three or more beyond what is generally recognized.

He said Deshmukh and Rahman gave patients the appropriate dose of chemotherapy, but diluted it and prolonged treatment for hours so that they could bill more to Medicaid and Medicare, which pay in part based on how long a procedure takes.

The government may still prosecute either defendant and they are subject to federal tax charges.

Is deportation on the table if they weren’t born here?

 

Kentucky: Muslim “refugee” in Louisville robbed agency that helped him

via Refugee living in Louisville accused of defrauding Kentucky Refu – WDRB 41 Louisville News.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A refugee living in Louisville is accused of stealing from an organization that was trying to help him.

According to the arrest warrant, Mustafa Abbas Shighain used a bank account number and routing number for Kentucky Refugee Ministries to pay his personal bills without consent. Kentucky Refugee Ministries relocates refugees from other countries into the Louisville area. The refugees are issued a check each month for $300 for living expenses.

Police say Shighain was a refugee when he began using the business routing number and bank account number to pay his own bills, including Time Warner and LG&E. He’s also accused of opening a Pay Pal account using the same routing number and account number, then trying to have money transferred from Kentucky Refugees Ministries’ account into the Pay Pal account, but the transaction was denied.

Police say Shighain also applied for and received a Speedway gas card in his own name using the Kentucky Refugees Ministries’ information.

According to arrest documents, an employee became suspicious of Shighain after the business received a letter from Pay Pal denying the transaction that Shighain had tried to make. An audit was conducted and the unauthorized transfers were uncovered.

Police say Shighain stole a total of $2,200 from the business.

Shighain was arrested on May 29 and charged with theft by deception and unlawful access to a computer.

Refugee Resettlement Watch notes:

From 2009 until 2011 he worked for Human Rights Watch, and says he is now a student for something he calls the FBI INTERNATIONAL POLICE.

…as well as ’places’ he has recently visited:

  • Syria (about 6 months ago)
  • Mecca, Saudi Arabia (about 6 months ago)
  • Istanbul, Turkey (about 6 months ago)

Kentucky: Muslims arrested, charged with assault, burglary and kidnapping

No real victims here. Just another tale from Diversity’s Darkside. Taking the law into their own hands. via Burglary victims arrested, charged with assaulting suspects | Metro Louisville – WLKY Home.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Two owners of a Louisville mobile phone store that was burglarized in January were arrested Monday after police said they assaulted the suspects accused of stealing $80,000 worth of electronics from their store.

Hamza M. Aburub and Ahmad L. Mohammed, the owners of a Boost Mobile store in the 1800 block of West Oak Street, are also accused of burglarizing one of the suspects’ homes and kidnapping one of the suspects.

Both pleaded not guilty during their arraignment Tuesday at Louisville Metro Corrections.

“Somebody broke into my store and stole everything and… I’m here,” Mohammed said during his arraignment. “It just don’t make sense to me.”

Police say Aburub, 24, and Mohammed, 26, forced their way into one of the mobile phone burglary suspects’ homes on Jan. 28.

Inside the home was Donovan Cantrell, 19, and three other juveniles.

Cantrell and the juveniles told police Aburub and Mohammed pointed a gun at them, assaulted some of them and demanded they return the property they store from the mobile phone store, according to an arrest warrant for the two store owners.

The two men took an iPad and two iPhones from the home before leaving, according to the warrant.

A juvenile also told police Aburub and Mohammed dragged him into their store, duct-taped him to a chair and beat him while threatening him with a gun, according to arrest citations.

Cantrell and at least two juveniles called police and were arrested themselves, according to Cantrell’s arrest citation.

Cantrell, of the 6000 block of Robinhood Lane, was charged with burglary.

Aburub, of the 1000 block of Bardstown Road in Louisville, and Mohammed, of the 100 block of Teresa Ray Drive in Mt. Washington, were charged with burglary and kidnapping.

They are being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on $25,000 bonds.

Kentucky: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country as Refugees

Thousands may cross the borders illegally too. Curious timing on this old news from ABC…as Obama’s ratings sink rapidly. via Al Qaeda in Kentucky: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country as Refugees – ABC News.

Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky — who later admitted in court that they’d attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq — prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known as IEDs, for other suspected terrorists’ fingerprints.

“We are currently supporting dozens of current counter-terrorism investigations like that,” FBI Agent Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), said in an ABC News interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News’ “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline”.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were many more than that,” said House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul. “And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me.”

As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said.

He wasn’t assassinated “because” of the delays. He was assassinated by jihadis for other reasons.

In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.

Fewer than 10,000? There should be zero Iraqis, zero anyone being “resettled” in the U.S.

An intelligence tip initially led the FBI to Waad Ramadan Alwan, 32, in 2009. The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home — a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005. The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.

An ABC News investigation of the flawed U.S. refugee screening system, which was overhauled two years ago, showed that Alwan was mistakenly allowed into the U.S. and resettled in the leafy southern town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,000 which is home to Western Kentucky University and near the Army’s Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. Alwan and another Iraqi refugee, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 26, were resettled in Bowling Green even though both had been detained during the war by Iraqi authorities, according to federal prosecutors.

Most of the more than 70,000 Iraqi war refugees in the U.S. are law-abiding immigrants eager to start a new life in America, state and federal officials say.

Until they decide not to be law-abiding. In fact, if they lied on their immigration papers they are not law-abiding. And they didn’t immigrate they were resettled.

Confronted with all the evidence against them, Alwan and Hammadi agreed to plead guilty to supporting terrorism and admitted their al Qaeda-Iraq past. Alwan cooperated and received 40 years, while Hammadi received a life term which he is appealing. A hearing for Hammadi’s appeal took place Tuesday in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio.

The only man in the Humvee to survive the 2005 IED bombing in Bayji, Daniel South, who is now an Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Texas, said he was stunned to learn al Qaeda-Iraq insurgents were living in Kentucky — but he’s glad they were finally brought to justice for attacking U.S. troops in Iraq.

“I kind of wish that we had smoked [Alwan] when it happened, but we didn’t have that opportunity so I guess this is second best,” South told ABC News.

Kentucky: Will DHL submit to terror-linked CAIR’s legal jihad?

via Muslim workers claim they were fired for prayer – wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – At the DHL Global Mail plant in Hebron, Kentucky, 24 Muslim workers took a break to pray. They say it cost them their jobs. The company denies any wrongdoing.

At a news conference Thursday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says the workers were fired unjustly.

“These workers contend that they were dismissed from their jobs for asserting their right to a reasonable accommodation for their religious practices including daily prayer,” said Karen Dabdoub, executive director of CAIR-Cincinnati.

The complaint stemmed from a situation during October when CAIR representatives say DHL Global Mail reversed a flexible break time policy. Two dozen employees allegedly still walked off the job at an appointed Islamic prayer time. In Islam, followers are required to pray five times per day. CAIR is requesting that all employees who were fired get reinstated. It is also seeking damages and policy changes.

“Not only as a Muslim, but also as an American, it makes me feel disgusted that in this day and age we are having discrimination about religion,” said Asad Nawabi with the Louisville mosque.

According to Nawabi, prayer is a crucial part of the Islamic faith.

“Prayer,” Nawabi said, “is the same thing as in every Christian believing in Jesus Christ as their savior.”

Except that Behind the Muslim Prayers:

…is asking Allah to keep the Muslim from the path of the Jews and Christians. This prayer is recited seventeen times a day by devout Muslims. The Friday prayer is even more offensive to Jews and Christians, as it …specifically condemns Gentiles as being “in gross error,”

Back from reality to the story:

So far, 11 complaints have been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

DHL Global Mail released a statement saying:

“DHL Global Mail is an equal opportunity employer and takes seriously all complaints of harassment and discrimination, however we do not comment in detail on pending charges or litigation. Our policies provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

DHL Global Mail ensures employees’ religious practices are understood and, as reasonable, accommodated. The allegations presented by the CAIR – Cincinnati stating that employees were terminated for religious practices or that requests for accommodations were denied, are unfounded.”

DHL Global Mail denied any wrongdoing with respect to the allegations made by CAIR-Cincinnati and said the company will fully defend itself in any action that may be filed. DHL Global Mail also said they take complaints of harassment and discrimination seriously.

The only way to defeat the legal jihadists is to never back down or give an inch. Does DHL have the stomach?

Our prediction: DHL Global will give all the Muslims new jobs, institute new policies, issue an apology, and force all its employees to undergo Islamic indoctrination by a terror-linked organization (CAIR) whose leaders have been jailed, deported or listed as unindicted co-conspirators in terror cases. A prayer room, Muslim holidays and paid time off for Islamic prayers might be part of the deal as well.

Prove us wrong.

Kentucky: Mohamad & dad get just 6 months in illegal prescription drug ring, selling khat, laundering $6M

And “ripping off every available welfare program”!!! Crime does pay…for Muslim immigrants!!!!  via Refugee Resettlement Watch (who has dozens of similar posts)

AP at Kentucky.com:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Somali man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison and six months of house arrest for leading an illegal prescription drug distribution ring and selling the stimulant khat while using a check-cashing scheme to launder more than $6 million from a Louisville storefront.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in Louisville also ordered 43-year-old Abdalla Hajisufi to repay the state $119,000 for underreporting his income while claiming eligibility for food stamps.

Heyburn sentenced Hajisufi’s son, 20-year-old Mohamad Hajisufi, a native of Kenya and a University of Louisville student, to a year of probation for playing a minor role in the plot.

The two pleaded guilty in June to conspiring to distribute the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone between November 2011 and March 2012 to customers at their business, the Hana Store.

Abdalla Hajisufi also pleaded guilty to managing and owning an unlicensed money transmitting business operating out of the Hana Store. Hajisufi admitted to cashing payroll checks from employees of a temporary employment agency, and deducting a small fee for the transaction, without complying with the licensing and registration requirements of Kentucky state laws.

The FBI said Hajisufi cashed nearly 107,000 payroll checks totaling more than $6.6 million from July 2006 through December 2010 at the Hana Store.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Snyder said Abdalla Hajisufi ran a drug dealing operation, an illegal business and spent time “ripping off every available welfare program” before being indicted and fleeing the country in 2012.

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The father and son were fugitives from the FBI until their arrest on January when they attempted to re-enter the United States on a flight from Europe at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The two fled the country after being charged in May 2012 and missed their scheduled arraignment a month later.

Deport them and the judge who only gave them a slap on the wrist. No doubt they are and will be milking taxpayers for decades to come.

See the phone number at the top of the page? Call your rep now and demand an end to amnesty and to immigration/refugee resettlement from terror nations.

Tennessee: Muslim killed wife, fled with kids to Egypt

via ColumbiaMagazine.com.

2013-06-27 – KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY – Photo from MTPR Norman Chaffins. Madiha E. Roshdy, 27, a Nashvillian of Egyptian descent left photo who Metro homicide detectives believe was murdered here in Nashville a few days before her body was discovered by a mowing machine operator alongside I-65 near Elizabethtown, KY on May 29, 2013.

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At right Her husband, Alaa Youssef, 39, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, TN, flew out of Nashville with the couple’s two daughters on June 7, 2013. They arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on June 8, according to Nashville Metro Police. Youssef, is considered to be a suspect in Roshdy’s death and is wanted for questioning. The investigation, which is being led by Metro Nashville Detective Jill Weaver, is continuing. Information from MTPR Norman Chaffins, forwarded from Nashville Metro Police

From MTPR Norman Chaffins, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

Below is the release from Metro Nashville Police Department: The woman found dead May 29th on the shoulder of I-65 near Elizabethtown, Kentucky has been positively identified through fingerprints as Madiha E. Roshdy, 27, a Nashvillian of Egyptian descent who Metro homicide detectives believe was murdered here a few days before her body was discovered.

A mowing crew came upon the body on the morning of May 29th. There was no identification located on or around the woman. It was determined that she suffered blunt force trauma to her head.

Roshdy was reported as a missing person on the evening of June 20th by a friend who learned that family members in Egypt were concerned for her welfare. The police department’s Homicide/Cold Case Unit, which coordinates adult missing person investigations, spoke by telephone with family members in Egypt through an interpreter last week and entered Roshdy’s information into a national law enforcement database. The Kentucky connection was then established.

Through the investigation thus far, which included the execution of a search warrant at the Millwood Drive apartment Roshdy shared with her husband and two young daughters (both under the age of 10), detectives believe it likely that Roshdy was killed in the apartment and, shortly thereafter, dumped on the side of the interstate in Kentucky. Roshdy last reported for work at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Old Hickory Boulevard at I-65 in South Nashville on May 25th. She was last seen by neighbors at Millwood Manor Apartments, 305 Millwood Drive, on May 26th. Her husband, Alaa Youssef, 39, who worked for Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, flew out of Nashville with the couple’s two daughters on June 7th. They arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on June 8th.

More via Fox:

A Nashville man who fled to Egypt with his two children was charged on Thursday with criminal homicide in the death of his wife.

She died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Police have begun preliminary discussions with the U.S. Justice Department about the international issues presented by the case.

Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said he did not know whether Roshdy and Youssef were Egyptian citizens

Off topic but related, since this guy was an immigrant and worked – like many Muslims – in the meat packing business, Will Lindsey Graham’s amnesty earmark bring 20,000 Muslim meatpackers to U.S.?

Thanks to Islam, Kentucky Derby a virtual police state

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  ― Benjamin Franklin

Be sure any extra security for Saudi and Dubai Muslim sheik horse owners and their entourages is for their protection, not yours.

KY Derby ups security

Big changes are coming this year to the Kentucky Derby in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Derby officials have increased the list of banned items from the infield of Churchill Downs. You can’t bring backpacks, duffel bags, coolers, and certain cameras. Fans will also undergo wand searches.

For the festival races, police K-9 units will search the start and finish lines.

The Kentucky Derby is May 4

Security will be tight at the Kentucky Derby.

Officials have amped up their list of banned items. It includes backpacks, duffel bags, coolers, noisemakers and certain cameras. Police k-9 units will also be on the scene and everyone attending will have to undergo a search.

via Security stepped up for Kentucky Derby Festival races | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com.

More than 16,000 runners and walkers and thousands more spectators will face increased security Saturday at the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon.

For the first time there will be a ban on so-called “bandit” runners who take part in the race without registering for it and receiving a number bib. Festival President Mike Berry said, “If you are running in the race and you do not have your bib on you will be removed from the race.”

The bib numbers allow race officials to identify every person on the course, he said.

Runners also will not be allowed to carry backpacks, and spectators carrying bags or packs will be subject to random inspection, Berry said during a media briefing Tuesday.

Festival Vice President Matt Gibson said the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings “really is a game changer” for event security.

For the first time the races’ start and finish areas will be inspected by police dogs, Gibson said.

Runners who check gear during the race will be required to use clear plastic bags issued by race officials.

Festival officials will honor the Boston Marathon by giving runners blue and yellow ribbons to wear on their bibs and by decorating the finish line area with blue and yellow balloons. Blue and yellow are the colors of the Boston Marathon.

“Also at the start of the race we will be observing a moment of silence for those who have been so tragically impacted by the bombings,” Berry said.

Islam and the Islam Tax is costing Americans their liberty and billions of dollars. Stop all immigration now.

MLB to Discuss Security Changes...

NFL Beefs Up Draft Security…

NASCAR to Increase Police Presence…

And pure idiocy: Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves ‘Out of Respect’

More: America, we need to talk about the Boston “lockdown” and manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

And how is tyranny able to take over so easily? People celebrate their own demise.

On the anniversary of the Revolution, Boston was under martial law.

Kentucky: Two Iranians plead guilty in plot to ship aircraft to Iran

via 2 plead guilty in plot to ship aircraft to Iran.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An Iranian national and an American citizen [from Iran, see below] who worked as an airline pilot pleaded guilty Monday in a plot to ship helicopters and aircraft parts for Iran’s state-run civilian airline, in violation of the U.S. trade embargo.

Their scheme, hatched in 2007 and continued until 2011, was foiled before the defendants arranged any deliveries, federal authorities said. The men had hoped to make millions by selling the parts to Iran Air, which is owned by the country’s government, authorities said. Several of Iran Air’s planes are made by U.S.-based Boeing, according to the airline’s website.

None of the parts or aircraft was intended for the military, prosecutors said.

Last year, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iran Air for providing material support and services to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to federal prosecutors.

U.S. Attorney David J. Hale said in a news release that circumventing the embargo is a serious matter and commended the FBI for its work disrupting the scheme.

The defendants were identified as Hamid Asefi, a 68-year-old Iranian citizen, and 53-year-old Behzad “Tony” Karimian, a U.S. citizen living in Louisville who holds a valid Iranian passport and has worked as a pilot for the now-defunct Mesaba Airlines, which had been based in Minneapolis.

They were charged with violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act for exporting, selling, or causing the export or sale of aircraft and aircraft parts in violation of U.S. trade sanctions against Iran. That law allows the president to impose economic sanctions against another country.

The men, arrested earlier this year, entered guilty pleas before U.S. Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer. Each faces up to 40 years in prison and fines of $500,000 following their pleas to a two-count indictment unsealed before their hearing in Louisville.

The scheme was meant “to illegally enrich the conspirators” by supplying aircraft and aircraft parts to Iran, the indictment said. They were negotiating to obtain a GE aircraft engine for nearly $2 million and had located a helicopter being offered for about $2.4 million, it said.

Karimian was born in Iran but came to the U.S. at age 16 and has been a longtime U.S. citizen and Louisville resident, his attorney said. He said his client doesn’t harbor any allegiance to Iran.

“He wasn’t trying to support Iran,” Roberts said. “He was trying to make money, that was his interest in it.”

An attorney for Asefi did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Asefi is the principal officer of Aster Corp. Ltd., an Iranian company with offices in Iran and the United Kingdom, authorities said.

The indictment accused Asefi of using his United Kingdom office for about four years to try to orchestrate shipment of the aviation goods from the U.S. to Iran, through third-party countries, they said.

The defendants communicated with each other through email, federal authorities said.

Asefi sent requests on behalf of Iranian entities to Karimian for the purchase of aircraft and aircraft parts located in the U.S. or owned by American citizens, according to the indictment. Karimian made inquiries, placed orders and tried to facilitate those purchases, it said.

Asefi discussed efforts to obtain parts for Boeing 747 aircraft and aircraft engines, the indictment said. They also tried to buy helicopters made by U.S.-based Bell.

In September 2007, Asefi sent an email to Karimian regarding Karimian’s interest in establishing a “profitable business collaboration” by supplying aircraft and aircraft components for buyers in Iran, the indictment said.

Later, in an Oct. 1, 2009, email in which Asefi outlined terms of delivery and payment on transactions, he told Karimian: “Also, remember that, only US embargo has brought this chance and benefit to us, to get involved in these deals,” according to the indictment.

Sentencing for both defendants is scheduled for March 4.


In case this didn’t make the nightly news either, Iranian national charged in alleged plot to export US military antennas and US indicts Iranian, Chinese for nuclear export plot.

Louisville: Muslim Kills 73-year Old Man In Homeowners Meeting Shooting

via Mahmoud Yousef Hindi Charged With Killing David Merritt In Homeowners Meeting Shooting.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville man accused of opening fire at a homeowners association meeting, killing one and critically wounding another, was ordered held on a $1 million bond Saturday at an initial court hearing where a prosecutor called him “the epitome of danger to the community.”

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 55-year-old Mahmoud Yousef Hindi to charges of murder, assault and wanton endangerment in the Thursday evening shooting at a church.

Dressed in a blue jail outfit, Hindi showed no emotion and did not speak as he stood before a judge.

Afterward, defense attorney Todd Lewis called the case a “horrendous tragedy” and said the Hindi family’s thoughts were with the victims’ families. Lewis asked for patience in unraveling the case.

“We look forward to our day in court,” he told reporters. “There’s always another side to things.”

What specifically sparked the attack wasn’t clear.

Police say Hindi, a doctor educated in Jordan, had a history of disputes with the homeowners group revolving around a fence that the association said didn’t meet its height or design requirements in the upscale neighborhood of Spring Creek.

The association’s attorney says the organization brought the zoning violation charges to the city. Hindi wrote several letters to the attorney, expressing anger and contempt for the attorney.

In one letter that ranted about several neighbors, Hindi cited the Quran, the theory of creationism, the idea that America has gone to Communism, threatens to form his own homeowners association and accused neighbors of stealing his “no trespassing signs” in the dispute over the fence. Continue reading

Iraqi Immigrant Pleads Guilty to 12-count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky

Again, how did these jihadis get into the U.S.? It’s not just the border that’s broke. Someone let them in. Are they being charged with a crime too? via USDOJ: Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 12-count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky.

Iraqi citizen Mohanad Shareef Hammadi pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Perrye K. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division.

Hammadi, 24, a former resident of Iraq, pleaded guilty to all counts of a 12-count superseding indictment. The superseding indictment charged him with five counts of attempting to provide material support to terrorists and four counts of attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a designated foreign terrorist organization. The superseding indictment also charged him with one count of conspiracy to transfer, possess and export Stinger missiles and with two counts of making false statements in immigration matters. Hammadi was first indicted on May 26, 2011 and was subsequently charged in a superseding indictment returned on Feb. 15, 2012 by a federal grand jury meeting in Bowling Green, Ky.

Hammadi faces a maximum sentence of life in prison under the sentencing guidelines and a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison. Hammadi’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green before Senior Judge Russell at 11:30 am.

Hammadi’s co-defendant, Waad Ramadan Alwan, pleaded guilty to all counts of the 23-count indictment on Dec. 16, 2011, before Senior Judge Russell in Bowling Green. Alwan was charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad; conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) against U.S. nationals abroad; distributing information on the manufacture and use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); attempting to provide material support to terrorists and to AQI; as well as conspiracy to transfer, possess and export Stinger missiles.

Hammadi and Alwan were both arrested on May 25, 2011, in Bowling Green on criminal complaints. Both defendants were closely monitored by federal law enforcement authorities in the months leading up to their arrests. Neither was charged with plotting attacks within the United States.

“In open court today, Mohanad Hammadi admitted to engaging in terrorist activities here in the United States.   He admitted that he tried to send numerous weapons from Kentucky to Iraq to be used against American soldiers,” said U.S. Attorney Hale.   “Bringing Hammadi to justice is the result of a comprehensive law enforcement effort.   The FBI agents of the Louisville Division, along with the federal and local law enforcement members of the Joint Terrorism Task Forces here in Kentucky, including the Bowling Green Police Department, and our many other partners, are to be commended.   Their collaborative law enforcement effort successfully thwarted the ongoing intentions of an experienced terrorist.   The guilty plea today sends a strong message to anyone who would attempt similar crimes that they will face the same determined law enforcement and prosecution efforts.” Continue reading

Kentucky: Iraqi Refugee Bragged About Bombing US Soldiers

Again, who let these Muslims into the U.S.? via FBI: One of Two Suspected Iraqi Terrorists Bragged About his Past.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An Iraqi man who settled in Kentucky as a refugee, boasted about having been an insurgent in Baghdad, as he plotted with a confidential informant to ship weapons and money to Al-Qaida in his home country, the FBI said in a search warrant application obtained Monday.

FBI Special Agent Chris Faber quoted 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi as saying he didn’t know how many explosives he had placed in Iraq because “By God I didn’t count them.” I mean, I used to do two or three operations a day in Baghdad and I used to do every day in my neighborhood,” Hammadi said.

The search warrant, approved Jan. 25 and obtained by The Associated Press as a public record, gives details of recorded conversations between Hammadi, 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and the confidential source from late 2009 through early summer 2011 in Bowling Green.

Hammadi faces 12 charges, including perjury and attempting to send material support to a known terrorist organization. His trial is scheduled for July 30. Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges in December and is to be sentenced April 3.

The warrant also detailed how Hammadi and Alwan acquired what they thought were working weapons, including rocket propelled grenade launchers, C4 explosives and Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, and allegedly plotted to ship those and financial aid to Al-Qaida in Iraq. The FBI said all the weapons were rendered inoperable.

Prosecutors sought the warrant to seize and search four cell phones from Hammadi because records show that he made international phone calls on them. The warrant does not reveal what agents found on the phones.

Prosecutors say Hammadi lied to gain refugee status and enter the United States. Prosecutors said Alwan took part in insurgent activities in Iraq, including planting improvised explosive devices targeting U.S. troops. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisville, which is prosecuting the case, declined to comment on the details of the warrant.

An FBI informant, whose identity remains secret, met with Alwan for nearly 18 months and Hammadi for about five months. Faber wrote in the warrant application that agents first placed an informant with Alwan in August 2010, about 11 months after the investigation started.

Alwan recruited Hammadi from Las Vegas in January 2011 to assist in shipping money and weapons to Al-Qaida, Faber wrote. During multiple meetings, Faber wrote, the three men discussed sending cash to insurgents in amounts ranging from $200,000 to $600,000 at a time, without triggering the suspicion of federal officials.

Faber said Hammadi and Alwan were recorded at an FBI-rented storage facility in February preparing two rocket propelled grenade launchers, two machine guns, two sniper rifles and two cases of C4 plastic explosives for shipment to Iraq.

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Kentucky: Muslim refugee pleads guilty to conspiring to kill American soldiers

via Iraqi admits trying to send weapons to al-Qaida – Yahoo! News.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — An Iraqi man who had claimed he was innocent of terrorism-related charges did an abrupt about-face Friday, pleading guilty in a Kentucky courtroom to trying to funnel weapons and cash to al-Qaida operatives in his home country.

Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, appeared in federal court in this south-central Kentucky college town to plead guilty to conspiring to attack American soldiers in Iraq, conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

Alwan was arrested in May in Bowling Green and had previously pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment that also named fellow Iraqi Mohanad Shareef Hammadi.

Alwan’s attorney, federal Public Defender Scott Wendelsdorf, declined to comment after the hearing.

Today in open court, Waad Alwan admitted to engaging in terrorist activities both here in the United States and in Iraq,” U.S. Attorney David J. Hale said in a statement. “He acknowledged he had built and placed numerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) aimed at killing and injuring American soldiers in Iraq, and he admitted that he tried to send numerous weapons from Kentucky to Iraq to be used against American soldiers.”

Hale said the joint efforts of federal and local law enforcement had thwarted “the ongoing intentions of an experienced terrorist.”

“The guilty plea today sends a strong message to anyone who would attempt similar crimes that they will face the same determined law enforcement and prosecution efforts,” he said.

Does it really? Or is the message that it is very easy for Muslims who want to wage jihad to find their way into the U.S.?  Feds failed to connect dots allowing Iraqi jihadi into U.S.

Alwan, appearing in an orange jail jumpsuit and wearing leg irons and with an interpreter seated next to him, pleaded guilty to all 23 counts in the indictment against him.

At one point in the proceedings, Alwan nodded and quietly told the interpreter he understood the charges and possible penalties.

He faces a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced April 3. Continue reading

Iraqi terror suspects can be tried in US court says judge

The reality here is one, if not both, of these jihadis should never have been granted refugee into the U.S. The i-word again. via Iraqi can be tried for terrorism in US court – Bikya Masr : Bikya Masr.

A Kentucky judge has ruled that an Iraqi man charged in the state with terrorism-related crimes can be tried in a civilian court, adding that allegations may “exist alongside” the Geneva Convention without it being subverted or protections being lost.

For 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan it ends the debate over which court he would be tried in, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

The Court has not located, nor has Alwan provided, a segment of the Geneva Civilian Convention or another treaty that precludes the United States from applying extraterritorial portions of its criminal code to the citizenry of an occupied country,” US District Judge Thomas B. Russell wrote in an 11-page opinion.

The man’s lawyers had tried to have the case dismissed, arguing that he could not be tried for alleged conduct in Iraq.

Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi are charged with conspiracy against the United States for allegedly sending weapons to al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Alwan’s attorneys sought to have several charges dismissed because they stem from conduct in Iraq. Prosecutors did not allege that Hammadi took part in any criminal conduct in Iraq. His attorney did not join Alwan’s motion.

The two were arrested in Bowling Green, in the same state, this past May and are charged with 23 counts of sending sniper rifles, stinger missiles and money to al-Qaeda members in Iraq.

Alwan is also accused of attacking American troops in Iraq.

A source close to the case said that the move could help Alwan and Hammadi in the upcoming trial, but it would depend on the jury and who sits.

“We are watching closely to see how this plays out, but now that they will be tried in a civilian court, it allows for less of a bias because military officials would have been quick to convict without possibly giving a level playing field to the evidence,” said the source.

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Kentucky: 2 Muslim “refugees” from Iraq charged with terrorism

Feds failed to connect dots allowing Iraqi jihadi into U.S.

Senator Rand Paul to get July hearing on refugee terror screening:

“So my question is, ‘Was someone asleep at the switch here?’ ” Paul said earlier this month about the men successfully gaining refugee status.

“Is it happening because we’re spending time searching millions of innocent Americans and wasting time on that and not doing a thorough job on those who are coming from these Middle Eastern countries, who I think need to be thoroughly vetted before they enter our country?” Paul asked.

“Without a screening process for potential visa and refugees entering the United States, we put our country in grave danger,” Paul said in a statement Thursday. “The role of the federal government in the war on terror must include the ability to secure our borders and keep out those who wish to do us harm. I look forward to participating in these upcoming hearings.”

Feds failed to connect dots allowing Iraqi jihadi into U.S.

A disturbing update on the two Muslim “refugees” from Iraq now living in Kentucky charged with terrorism.

Nearly 37,000 Iraqi’s have been permitted to enter the U.S. since 2009 alone, more than 50,000 since 2003. Two have now been arrested. How many now in the U.S. waged jihad against American soldiers? How many are still plotting? via Fingerprints in terror case unchecked for months


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — While an Iraqi refugee spent two years in the U.S. plotting to help al-Qaida attack American soldiers in Iraq, court documents say, federal authorities unknowingly had evidence that already linked him a roadside bomb in his home country in 2005.

National security experts said the 21-month lapse in linking fingerprints from the bomb to the suspect shows poor communication among the several federal agencies in charge of anti-terrorism efforts.

Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30

“That’s very disturbing,” said Charles Rose, a criminal and military law professor at Stetson Law School in Gulfport, Fla., who served as an Army intelligence officer and a judge advocate general. “That’s a problem.”

Even without the fingerprint match, the FBI had begun investigating 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan a few months after he was allowed to come to the U.S. as a refugee. Still, experts say the crime-scene evidence from Iraq could have led to a faster arrest.

He and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, both of Bowling Green, Ky., were charged last week with plotting to send explosives, guns and missiles to Iraqi insurgents after an investigation that began in September 2009. Neither is charged with plotting to launch attacks inside the United States, and authorities said their weapons and money didn’t make it to Iraq.

But Alwan’s fingerprints had been lifted off an improvised explosive device found near Bayji, Iraq, in September 2005.

Before he entered the U.S.as a refugee in April 2009, he had to provide a set of fingerprints for a security check. A statement from the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that gaps prevented authorities from connecting the refugee fingerprints to the bomb until January 2011.

“Rarely do you get that much evidence,” said Frank Cilluffo, director of a homeland security studies program at George Washington University who also served as White House domestic security adviser to President George W. Bush. “It’s that much more troubling that it wasn’t caught.”

Alwan is charged with conspiracy to kill a United States national, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Hammadi is charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists and knowingly transferring, possessing or exporting a device designed or intended to launch or guide a rocket or missile.

The men pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday, and are in federal custody pending a detention hearing.

Alwan and Hammadi, also a refugee, entered the United States four months apart in 2009. The FBI and federal prosecutors wouldn’t say how the two men were granted refugee status and wouldn’t address why Alwan’s fingerprints weren’t matched sooner to those taken off the IED.

Iraqis seeking refugee status in the United States have two ways of getting it. One is to apply through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, and the other is via a special exemption that is made for those who assisted U.S. forces.

Applicants must show they have a fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinion, according to the Department of Homeland Security. They must submit to an interview by an immigration officer and two security checks.

According to a report on the Department of Homeland Security website, even if authorities determine a person meets the definition of a refugee, that person “may nonetheless be inadmissible to the United States due to criminal, security or other grounds, and therefore ineligible for refugee resettlement.”

The report, “Refugees and Asylees: 2010,” shows that almost 19,000 Iraqi refugees were allowed into the United States in 2009, accounting for more than a quarter of all refugees admitted to the U.S. that year and the highest number of Iraqis on record. In 2010, the number totaled 18,016.

A Department of Homeland Security official, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Tuesday that the gaps that allowed Alwan and Hammadi to slip in have been filled.

The official said the agency now checks people repeatedly as new information becomes available.


Ten years after 9/11 and the same agencies still can’t share information to prevent jihadists from entering the U.S. and the DHS has been largely compromised.

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