Colorado: No charges for 3 Muslim girls who tried to join ISIS and lied to officials

Poor Muslim girls are just the victims of an online predator. via 3 US girls who wanted to join ISIS victims of online predator, say officials.

DENVER: The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for US officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.

A Colorado school official said the Denver area girls – two sisters ages 17 and 15, and a 16-year-old friend – were victims of an online predator who encouraged them to travel overseas and eventually to Syria.

Mia Bloom, a professor of security studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, said the girls’ story so far suggests how Islamic extremists have mastered social media to prey on younger and younger women with “Disney-like versions of what it is like to live in the caliphate,” complete with promises of husbands and homes.

At least one of the girls was communicating with someone online who encouraged the three to travel to Syria, said Tustin Amole, a spokeswoman for the Cherry Creek School District where the girls attend high school.

Fellow high school students told school officials that the girls had been discussing travel plans over Twitter, Amole said.

The girls were detained at an airport in Frankfurt, Germany, and sent home over the weekend. They were interviewed by the FBI and returned to their parents in suburban Aurora. Those in the tight-knit east African community where they live said the sisters are of Somali descent and their friend is of Sudanese descent.

“There’s no indication they had been radicalised in a way that they wanted to fight for ISIS,” Amole said.

A US official said evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls were headed to Syria, though the official said investigators were still trying to determine what sort of contacts they had in that country. Another US official said that investigators were reviewing evidence, including the girls’ computers. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name.

“Social media has played a very significant role in the recruitment of young people,” said FBI spokesman Kyle Loven in Minneapolis, home to the largest Somali community in the U.S. Authorities there have been concerned about terror recruiting of the young for years.

“What we’ve experienced here in Minneapolis is that young, disaffected youth who exist primarily on the fringes of society – they seem to be more susceptible to this type of propaganda, unfortunately,” Loven said.

Terror recruiting has been a problem for years in Minneapolis. Since 2007, roughly 22 young Somali-Americans have traveled to Somalia to take up arms with al-Shabab, an al-Qaida linked group. Those were all men.

Within the last year, a handful of people from the community left Minnesota to join militant groups in Syria, and this time, there are fears that women might have been targeted. Loven said the FBI is working with the Somali community to establish trust and help identify young people at risk for radicalization.

In Colorado, Amole said the three teens had no prior problems at school, aside from unexcused absences on Friday.

Still unknown is how they managed to get to Frankfurt. [Did anyone ask them? Fact check their stories? Cameras abound.]

The US government doesn’t have any restrictions on children flying alone, domestically or internationally. Airline policies vary. Most US airlines allow children 12 and older to fly alone but often with restrictions on international flights, according to the US Transportation Department.

The girls’ parents reported them missing Friday after they skipped school. They had taken passports and $2,000 in cash from the sisters’ parents’ home.

At some point, the US informed German authorities at the airport about the girls arriving alone on their way to Turkey, German Interior Ministry spokeswoman Pamela Mueller-Niese told reporters Wednesday. She said the three were detained by German police, with approval from a judge, and returned voluntarily to the US on Sunday. [So they skipped school and within hours these families were able to determine they were on their way to Germany, contact authorities, get a judge involved and alert German authorities? But they don't know how they got to the airport? Something is fishy here.]

Once home, the girls told a deputy they went to Germany for “family,” but wouldn’t elaborate. [And officials let them off the hook with that lie? No charges?]

A spokesman for the US attorney’s office in Denver would not say whether prosecutors plan to charge the girls with a crime. State prosecutors said they have no imminent plans to charge the girls. Amole said they will not face discipline

“Our biggest concern is for the safety and well-being of these girls,” Amole said.


Will the Obama administration charge them or are Somali and Sudanese Muslims exempt from federal laws now?

 

North Carolina Muslim pleads guilty to supporting ISIS

via North Carolina man pleads guilty to supporting terrorism charge | CharlotteObserver.com.

A North Carolina man who reportedly tried to aid the Islamic State pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism-related charges.

Donald Ray Morgan, a 44-year-old resident of Rowan County, N.C., pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and to possession of a firearm by a felon.

Morgan was initially arrested on Aug. 2, 2014, at JFK International Airport in New York City.

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Ripley Rand, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, called the case “a sad reminder that those who wish to aid foreign terrorist organizations can come from any community and from any background.”

Morgan kept up a steady stream of rhetorical support for radical Islam via social media, according to prosecutors.

“Ya Allah!” Morgan Tweeted in May, according to court documents. “Bring strength, courage and victory to our brothers fighting & sacrificing to establish Islamic state.”

A month later, court documents show, Morgan Tweeted a message that began “ISIS is worldwide. We are already in your city.”

“Today’s plea represents our continued commitment to confronting those who attempt to travel abroad to support terrorist organizations,” Assistant Attorney General John Carlin said in a statement.

Morgan had previously been convicted of a weapons offense in 1997. Sentencing will be in February; Morgan faces a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine.

Backstory: Brooklyn: Muslim who pledged allegiance to ISIS arrested at JFK returning from Lebanon

Ottawa Police Chief reaches out to terror-linked Muslim groups after Islamic terror attacks

via Point de Bascule Canada. h/t TROP

Ottawa Police Chief Bordeleau more worried about fictitious “backlash” against Muslim community than by promotion and funding of jihad coming from the Islamic organizations with which he is “building bridges

Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed by a jihadist on Parliament Hill on October 22, 2014. Shortly after, Ottawa Police Chief Bordeleau sent a message of support to Muslim organizations that have transferred money to Hamas fund collector in the past. The same day, a terrorist praised by Hamas rammed his car into a crowd of commuters in Jerusalem, killing a three-month old infant and injuring seven others.

 On October 22, 2014, shortly after Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed by a jihadist on Parliament Hill, Ottawa Police Chief Bordeleau sent a message to Muslim leaders in the city to reassure them and invite them to contact the Ottawa Police Service if they fear “backlash.”

Sikander Hashmi, the Imam of the Kanata Muslim Association, acknowledged receiving the message from the Ottawa Police Chief and reproduced it on Twitter (also Archive.Today).

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JihadWatch archived Hashmi’s Twitter message and added the following comments:

 « The politically correct Ottawa Police Chief seems to have imbibed the lesson well: after every jihad attack, Muslims are the victims, and need special reassurances. Of course, there should be no “backlash” against any innocent people and almost certainly won’t be, but this endless pandering is grotesque. Who is reassuring non-Muslims about keeping them safe from jihad attacks? Who is calling upon Muslim leaders in Canada or anywhere else to back up their condemnations of jihad terror with real action against it, including programs to teach young Muslims to reject that understanding of Islam? »

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On August 26, 2010, political correctness also led the Ottawa Police Service and the RCMP to hold a meeting to apologize for arresting Muslims suspected of terrorism during Ramadan.

At the time, both police services were criticized and Prime Minister Harper declared that “There is one law for all Canadians, and no religious group should expect special treatment when it comes to enforcement of the law.”

In July 2014, Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh and Misbahuddin Ahmed, who were arrested during Ramadan 2010, were found guilty on various terrorism charges.

As far as we can tell, the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) has not published the full list of addressees who received Chief Bordeleau’s message. However, it is reasonable to think that the Police Chief sent his message to the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and others with whom the OPS is engaged in regular “bridge building” and “outreach” activities.

Many Muslim leaders involved in these “bridge building” activities with the Ottawa Police Service lead organizations that are an integral part of the Hamas support network in Canada.


Read it all and more at Ottawa Police Reach out to Islamist Groups After Terrorist Attack.

Tennessee: Second parent confirms 3rd graders given Nation of Islam propaganda

And were told not to take the evidence home. via Todd Starnes, Second Parent: My child got Nation of Islam paper, too | Fox News.

A second parent has now come forward acknowledging their child received a Nation of Islam “handout” in a third grade class at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton, Tennessee – contradicting claims by the school district that the document was not distributed in the classroom.

I first told you about this story on Monday. Parent Sommer Bauer told me her son’s teacher gave him a document that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists.

We still don’t know how that Nation of Islam information found its way into that third grade classroom.

School superintendent E.C. Alexander refuted allegations that the Nation of Islam document had been distributed in class. He told me the document was never meant for public distribution and that the child took the sheet of paper from the teacher’s work station without her permission.

“The student (without permission) took the sheet from a “ton” of discarded teacher’s material on that table; then, the student took it home and gave it to the parent,” Alexander wrote in an email to educators after my column was published.

Supt. Alexander also posted a statement on the school district’s website. He hurled all sorts of allegations my way – words like “misleading” and “totally incorrect” and “sensational.”

Yet, he never got around to telling us what was misleading or totally incorrect or sensational. And we still don’t know how that Nation of Islam information found its way into that third grade classroom.

“Our System has been defamed (possibly permanently),” he bemoaned.

“Now, the thought that we as public educators would deliberately distribute such material is absolutely absurd,” he wrote.

He also took great umbrage at my characterization of the Nation of Islam document as a “handout.”

“The sheet in question was not a hand-out sheet distributed to students,” he wrote on the school district’s website. I should point out that he underlined the word “not.”

Instead, he referred to it as a “sheet.” So for the sake of accuracy, the Nation of Islam “handout” will be known as the Nation of Islam “sheet.”

Parents were given a letter on Tuesday stressing that the material contained in the Nation of Islam “sheet ” was not distributed to students, was not shown during or after the lesson and was not used as a reference.

There’s just one problem with the school district’s explanation – a second parent has now come forward corroborating Mrs. Bauer’s story.

“Yes, they were handed out and yes the students did look at them and read them,” the parent told me.

The parent asked not to be identified to protect her child. She told me she came forward because of how the school is treating Mrs. Bauer’s son.

“I don’t want this little boy to be looked at as a liar,” the parent said. “As of right now that’s what all of these adults are making this boy out to be – and that makes me sick to my stomach.”

So what happened inside that third grade classroom at Harold McCormick Elementary School?

According to the parent, the children were separated into four groups. Each group was given two “sheets of paper.”

“The teacher held up each one and said, ‘These do not go home. These are just to use here,” the parent told me.

The Nation of Islam “sheet ” explained that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging comments made about Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.

The parent told me that the teacher did not teach students from the Nation of Islam “sheet.”  But she did hand it to the students.

Maybe this was just an innocent mistake. It’s possible the teacher may have printed the first thing she Googled without giving it a second glance. It happens. Teachers are busy folks.

But what was not an innocent mistake was a school district trying to portray an eight-year-old boy as the bad guy.

And what is not acceptable is sending out mass emails accusing the child of pilfering a “sheet” from his teacher’s work station.

If I didn’t know better – I’d say that little boy is the victim of grownup bullying.


Starnes is being nice. This was not innocent. Any person who looks at that image for one moment would either read it and determine it should not be part of 3rd grade curriculum or print it out with the intention of giving it or reading it to students. The defiant district website states the teacher was a woman so it was one of the third grade teachers they list. Which of these is the ignoramus who can’t be trusted with innocent minds?

 Like Maryland, Tennessee is also being rapidly Islamized by the intentional importation of foreign Muslims. Check the archives that are categorized by state or click the Tennessee link below.

Maryland: School bans USMC dad who requested daughter’s removal from Islamic indoctrination

Release the curriculum for all to see. via Parent banned from La Plata HS after Islam homework dispute — SoMdNews.com.

The father of a La Plata High School student has been barred from the school grounds after officials said he threatened to disrupt the school environment.

Kevin Wood was issued a no-trespass order last week after a telephone call with La Plata High Vice Principal Shannon Morris on Thursday. Wood called to air complaints regarding his daughter’s world history assignment that asked students to examine elements of the Islamic religion.

Morris and La Plata High Principal Evelyn Arnold reported to the Charles County Public Schools central office that Wood in his phone call had threatened to upset the school environment in some way Monday, according to school spokeswoman Katie O’Malley-Simpson. O’Malley-Simpson declined to elaborate on what threats Wood had made.

If the trespass order is ignored, police could be called and have the violator removed.

“We don’t take that lightly,” said O’Malley-Simpson. “We have a lot of students, and safety comes first. We don’t allow disruptions at the schools, especially if we’re forewarned of them.”

Wood, a former corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was enlisted for eight years, said in an interview Monday afternoon outside of the school system’s central office that he did not wish for his daughter, a junior at La Plata, to learn the Islamic religion, a faith he does “not believe in,” he said.

Wood and his wife, Melissa Wood, said they reached out to the school last week and asked that their daughter be removed from her world history course for the duration that the class covered Islam. The Woods said they spoke by a telephone to a woman, who they identified as “Ms. Pearl,” who listened to their request and said she would investigate the possibility of an alternative assignment.

A directory on the La Plata High School website lists Shanif Pearl as an administrative assistant.

It was Morris who returned their phone call, the Woods said. Morris informed them that the teacher could not offer an alternative assignment, and any assignment the Woods’ daughter missed would receive a failing grade.

“I told her straight up ‘you could take that Muslim-loving piece of paper and shove it up your white [expletive],” Kevin Wood said in an interview. “If [students] can’t practice Christianity in school, they should not be allowed to practice Islam in school.”

Kevin Wood, who identified himself as Catholic, denied that he had issued any threats or that he had planned to show up on the La Plata campus Monday.

In a later phone call with Morris, Kevin Wood said he blasted the school for violating his daughter’s “constitutional rights” and said he would contact the media and “bring a [expletive]storm down on them like they’ve never seen.”

“Nowhere did he ever threaten,” Melissa Wood said. “And this is where it’s gotten totally blown out of proportion.”

The La Plata school resource officer informed Kevin Wood by phone Friday he was not allowed on the property.

Students are required to pass world history as a graduation requirement, O’Malley-Simpson said. A piece of the world history course involves studying Middle Eastern culture and the formation of its empires — the Maryland State Board of Education has dictated that Middle East be part of the curriculum for many years, O’Malley-Simpson said.

At all three levels of the course, normal, honors and Advanced Placement, students study this material. Students must also enroll in government and U.S. history.

Policies exist that allow a child to complete an alternative assignment if the parents complain, O’Malley-Simpson said, but not in the case of world history.

“If parents object to a book that’s assigned, and the assignment is to gather certain reading skills, assigning them a different book doesn’t matter,” she said. “The student still gains the skills and knowledge. In the case of world history and other subjects, it’s part of the curriculum and it’s part of the standards you’re supposed to learn.”

Students learn aspects of other religions as well, O’Malley-Simpson said. When studying the Renaissance era, they are taught aspects of Christianity and the role it played in the reformation. When students learn about China and India, Hinduism and Buddhism are both discussed, she said.

Administration will not be discontinuing the assignment in dispute, O’Malley-Simpson said.

The Woods’ daughter skipped the world history class Monday and will not complete any more assignments, per her parent’s wishes. She will receive “zeros” on those assignments, the Woods said.

The Woods met with Superintendent Kimberly A. Hill and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Amy Hollstein on Monday. Hill contacted the family late Sunday night to arrange the meeting, the Woods said.

Any further meetings will also include Arnold, as she will decide whether to lift the order against Kevin Wood, O’Malley-Simpson said.

O’Malley-Simpson said she was unsure of how many orders have been issued in recent years, but said it was an uncommon occurrence.

Board of education member Jennifer Abell took to Facebook, saying “misinformation” had been circulated about the no trespass order.

“Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) social studies curriculum adheres to the Maryland World History curricular standards that are a requirement for all counties in the state. These standards include an analysis of the elements of culture such as art, music, religion, government, social structure, education, beliefs and customs in societies throughout history,” Abell wrote on Facebook. “Regarding the study of history specifically, the standards also state that students should be able to analyze the customs and beliefs of world religions and their expansion, as well as how their establishment has impacted other areas of culture, and in certain times and regions, even caused conflict.”

Melissa Wood called Abell’s full post, which included line about “ensuring the safety of students and staff of the school” a “smear” against her husband.

She said that she intends to address the matter both with the Maryland Department of Education and her state legislators.


Why are these school administrators and spokeswoman so adamant in their forcing Islam on students?

Contact the school to express your concern in a respectful and constructive manner (unlike some commenters here).

Maryland is a liberal wasteland that is rapidly Islamizing and being transformed by sharia settlements and foreign-funded mega-mosques…just search the Creeping Sharia archives category = Maryland.

Long Island: Democrat candidate to speak at mosque with 1993 WTC bombing conspirator

via GOP opponent criticizes Kathleen Rice for signing on to speak at Islamic Center of Long Island event – News 12 Long Island.

The Congressional race between Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice and challenger Bruce Blakeman heated up Saturday during a press conference in Manhattan.

Blakeman said his Democratic challenger in the 4th District was set to speak alongside Imam Siraj Wahhaj at an Islamic Center of Long Island event next month. Wahhaj appeared on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the trial of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

Blakeman said Rice didn’t cancel on the event until it was made public. As of Saturday night, Rice’s name still appeared on the center’s website announcing the November fundraiser.

We’ve written about Siraj Wahhaj numerous times – see posts here. Listen to Siraj Wahhaj call Muslims in America to wage jihad below.
  • states Islam commands jihad of the true soldiers of Allah – listen to the Wahhaj speech
  • advocates the replacement of the U.S. government with an Islamic Caliphate
  • unindicted co-conspirator to the 1993 World Trade Center bombings

Like fellow Dems running for office who support Muslim terrorists.

 

Iowa: First Muslim to join Peace Corps charged in “halal” export scheme

The entire halal industry, like sharia finance, is a corrupt and lucrative modern-day industry. via Midamar founder charged in “Halal” beef export scheme – TheGazette.

A 73-year-old Cedar Rapids businessman was indicted Thursday in federal court on 19 counts involving the sale of misbranded “Halal” beef products and falsifying export documents and certificates.

William B. Aossey, Jr., owner and founder of Midamar Corp. and registered agent of Islamic Services of America, both operated from 1105 60th Ave. SW, is charged with one count of conspiracy to make false statements, sell misbranded meat, and commit mail and wire fraud; seven counts of making or causing false statements to be made on export applications; seven counts of wire fraud; three counts of money laundering; and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

His initial appearance and arraignment is set Oct. 30 in U.S. District Court.

According to the indictment, Midamar sells and distributes food products throughout the world and markets its products as meeting the strictest Halal beef slaughtering standards. Islamic Services of America certifies food products as Halal for customers throughout the world.

Malaysia and Indonesia restrict the import of Halal beef to products that had been certified by a specifically approved certifying entity, according to the indictment. Indonesia and Malaysia also restricted the import of Halal products since May 2008 to those products that have been slaughtered at a facility approved by each country. Islamic Services of America is one of the few organizations approved by Malaysia and Indonesia to certify Halal beef for import into those countries.

An exporter of these products is required to truthfully and accurately complete specific forms which account for all the products contained in the shipment and certify the products meet the import requirements of the importing country, according to the indictment.

According to the indictment, Aossey conspired and agreed with others known to the grand jury to commit violations of law within the jurisdiction of Department of Agriculture by covering up material facts by a scheme, make false and fraudulent statements, to make and use false documents, sell misbranded products and make false statements on export certificates.

Aossey and others are accused of generating a variety of fabricated certificates and writings, including export documents, that contained falsified information concerning the source and nature of the beef products, according to the indictment. The false certificates and writings were created to show the shipments complied with import requirements of the countries where the beef was shipped.

According to the indictment, customer orders were taken by Midamar for the sale and export of Halal beef products to customers in Malaysia and Indonesia. Midamar placed orders by phone or email with a slaughter and production facility in Windom, Minn., which wasn’t certified by the two countries for export. The Windom facility shipped beef products to Midamar to fulfill orders placed with the Windom facility by Midamar.

The beef slaughtered and produced by the Windom facility and shipped to Midamar was marked with a USDA establishment number and those labels were removed by Midamar employees and replaced with a Midamar USDA establishment number.

The indictment also includes specific payments wired to Midamar’s bank accounts for the transactions of the products and lists USDA export certificates. Each is “alleged to constitute a separate overt act.”

The indictment also contains two forfeiture allegations for proceeds and property involved in some of the offenses. The property includes a money judgment of $134,080.

If Aossey is convicted on all counts, the conspiracy charge penalty is up to five years in prison, each count of making a false statement on an export application is up to three years in prison, each count of wire fraud is up to 20 years in prison and each count of money laundering, including the money laundering conspiracy, is up to 20 years in prison.

He also would face a fine up to $250,000 that could be imposed on each count, along with a term of supervised release.


Aossey’s bio claims he was the “first Muslim-American to join the Peace Corps”. More on the halal fraud, via Understanding Halal Certification Schemes:

Islamic organizations have estimated the value of the global halal certification market at USD 2.3 trillion in 2013, growing by 20% per year. No other religious group has imposed a similar tax-like scheme on the general public.

* Nowhere in Islamic scripture does it say Muslims should eat only halal-certified food. Most observant Muslims know perfectly well that nearly all our food is by default halal:

Koran Sura 2:173 (Al-Baqarah) reads: “He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swine flesh, and that which hath been immolated to any other than God. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.”

Koran Sura 5.5 (Al Ma’idah) prescribes: “The food of the People of the Book (that is Jewish and Christian people) is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them.”

And from the hadith narrated by Aisha (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 273) Muslims know: “Some people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Meat is brought to us by some people and we are not sure whether the name of Allah has been mentioned on it or not.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Mention the name of Allah and eat it.”

Grand Mufti Dr Mustafa Ceric has suggested at an international conference in 2010, that Islam can conquer the world through the Halal (certification) movement.

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