SCOTUS Asked to Review Case of Christian Cop Punished for Objecting to Mosque Event

via Supreme Court Asked to Review Case of Christian Police Officer Who Was Punished for Objecting to Mosque Event | American Freedom Law Center.

On September 15, 2014, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Captain Paul Fields, a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who was punished for objecting to an order that mandated officer attendance at an “appreciation” event held at a local mosque and retaliated against for filing a civil rights lawsuit challenging this punishment as a violation of his constitutional rights.  Fields objected on religious grounds to the attendance order because the “appreciation” event was advertised as including—and in fact did include—religious proselytizing, and he is strictly prohibited from discussing his Christian faith while on duty, thereby creating for him a conflict and a moral dilemma.

Fields is seeking Supreme Court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s ruling disallowing him from amending his complaint to challenge on First Amendment grounds the City’s retaliation against him for filing this lawsuit.  The City claimed that the negative publicity from the lawsuit brought discredit upon the department.

Robert Muise, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel and lead counsel for Fields, commented,

“The Tenth Circuit’s ruling is troubling on so many levels.  Its conclusion that Captain Fields’ retaliation claim arising under the First Amendment would be futile is clearly erroneous, contrary to Supreme Court precedent, and indeed, establishes harmful precedent that will have a chilling effect on public employees who want to seek redress for the violation of their constitutional rights in a court of law.”

Muise continued,

“Just this past term, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that citizens do not surrender their First Amendment rights by accepting public employment.  If the Court means what it says, it will take up this case.”

As stated in the petition:

[A]s a direct consequence of the panel’s decision, a public employee who is considering whether to vindicate his or her constitutional rights in a court of law is now faced with a very difficult decision because if the employee does not ultimately prevail, the defendant-employer can fire (or take other adverse action against) the plaintiff-employee for the negative publicity the employer may receive as a result of the lawsuit or the statements made by the employee’s attorney during the course of litigating the claims.

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A court of law should never allow the government to punish an employee for filing a civil rights lawsuit that seeks to vindicate constitutional rights, as the panel has done here.

David Yerushalmi, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, added,

“It is clear that the City and its senior police officials wanted to make an example of Captain Fields by harshly punishing him, a Christian, for objecting on religious grounds to an order compelling attendance at an Islamic event.  Allowing this ruling to stand—a ruling which now compels public employees to route complaints about constitutional violations to the very officials responsible for those violations as opposed to a court of law—robs Captain Fields of the very freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution that the courts are duty bound to uphold.”

North Carolina: Church World Service works with Islamic Center to import Syrian Muslims

Feeding the hand that will bite them, or smite their necks. via Winston-Salem Journal h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch.

GREENSBORO — The first in the current wave of Syrian refugees will arrive in the Triad this week, representatives with the organizations helping to resettle them said Friday.

Know Your Enemy: Sarah Ivory, Church World Service director in the Triad, says they are working with the local Islamic Center. Photo: http://cwsgreensboro.org/2012/03/05/40under40/

A Syrian family of seven will arrive on Tuesday and will settle in Greensboro, said Sarah Ivory, the director of refugee and immigration services with Church World Service in Greensboro. The family includes five children, the youngest just 5 months old, Ivory said. The oldest is 10 years old.

Andrew Timbie, the office director for World Relief’s High Point office, said his organization is helping to resettle a family in Winston-Salem. That family also will arrive next week, although he would not provide the exact date.

“This is the first of many that we anticipate,” Timbie said of Syrian refugees.

Church World Service and World Relief work with the U.S. State Department and the United Nations to resettle refugees.

Reread that a few times.

Ivory said the family coming to Greensboro is currently living in Jordan. Timbie said on Friday that he did not have a lot of background information about the family his office is assisting.

The organizations receive government money to help give refugee families fresh starts, but the goal is to help the families become self-sufficient, with the help of other community agencies.

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Ivory said Church World Service is working with the Islamic Center of Greensboro, the Greensboro Jewish Federation and the local Syrian-American community to provide other resources to the family, such as hot meals upon arrival, clothing and diapers.

Taxpayers are funding the Islamization of America and groups like Church World Services, Jewicidal Jewish Federation and others like Catholic Charities are getting rich (while not paying taxes and trafficking in illegal aliens) as the United Nations orchestrates the demise of the U.S.

Read more at RRW.

D.C.: Two Afghan Muslims training with DEA vanish during Georgetown visit

Afghan police officers vanish during visit to Georgetown – D.C. Crime Stories – Linkis.com.

Missing-Afghans

Two Afghan nationals training with the Drug Enforcement Agency disappeared while visiting Georgetown over the weekend, and authorities still do not know their whereabouts.

The two men were police officers with Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Affairs, described by law enforcement officials as the equivalent of the DEA in the United States. The group had been training at the Quantico Marine Corps Base for about a month to combat drug trafficking. They graduated Thursday and are scheduled to leave the country Friday.

On Saturday evening, 31 members of the group, accompanied by DEA special agents, visited Georgetown where they ate at a restaurant and did a little sight-seeing, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation.

The group then met at the Washington Harbor to hop on a tour boat to Alexandria, but two of the men – 22-year-old Mohammad Yasin Ataye and 24-year-old Mohd Naweed Samimi — were missing.

Ataye and Samimi were not carrying their visas, authorities said. They were here on A-2 visas, a step down from a diplomat, and approved to stay in the U.S. during the duration of the training program, authorities said.

DEA spokesman Rusty Payne did not return repeated calls this week for comment, but on Thursday told CBS News that the men may be headed to Buffalo, N.Y., and are being aided by a female operating an unknown rental car.

Buffalo is a known haven for jihadists and sharia supporters.

These are two individuals who pose no threat or danger. Most likely, they are just seeking a better life in the U.S.,Payne said.

The disappearance was first reported by WJLA.

Ataye is described as 6-feet-tall, 160 pounds.

Samimi was described as being 5-feet-4, and 15o pounds. 

One of the men was wearing a red button up dress shirt and dark blue jeans, and the other, a light blue button shirt and dark blue jeans.

It sounds like Rusty Payne might be the threat. Afghan cops and military or those posing as them have killed many American soldiers.

A better life for them will mean a worse life for the rest of us as two more illegals are allowed to infiltrate America.

Doctors: Sending U.S. troops to fight Ebola irresponsible, appalling, ‘misuse of military’

It’s likely a death sentence with no cure, up to 90% mortality rate, and spreading exponentially. Not only for American soldiers but others if they are brought back into the U.S. to be used as guinea pigs (if they are not already being injected with test serums at this moment).

Please read and share with everyone you know and contact your elected officials however futile you think that might be. This issue is too serious and will cost American lives.

It’s time for our military to defend against the biggest threat to our survival, the lawless, domestic enemies in D.C.

via Doctors: ‘Irresponsible’ to send troops to ‘combat’ Ebola.

A real-life horror story is playing out in Africa as Ebola spreads, and President Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to combat the virus could very well put Americans at risk of contracting the deadly illness at home, some health experts say.

According to the World Health Organization, at least 4,985 people have contracted Ebola and at least 2,461 have died. Several doctors have fallen ill with Ebola, and two of them have died. New reports indicate a Doctors Without Borders staff member has contracted the virus in Liberia and will be evacuated to France for treatment.

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,” said Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”

Dr. Hieb said quarantine measures should be taken to control the outbreak and prevent Ebola from coming to America.

“You don’t get Ebola from Europe,” she told WND. “You get Ebola from Africa. And it’s a really simple formula: Don’t let people fly to America if they’ve been to areas where there’s an outbreak. When there’s an outbreak, stop air [traffic] flow.”

Hieb added, “If they’re going to use the troops to do population control, which is one of the ways you contain it, basically you just don’t let anybody out. You’d make a ring around where it is, and you’d quarantine the area.”

With quarantines in places where the outbreaks are occurring, even if a person infected with Ebola were to try to board a plane to the U.S., it would be far more difficult for them to make the journey, she explained.

“Could somebody sneak through by going to Pakistan or some place?” she asked. “Yes, potentially. Ebola comes on so rapidly, you would know it. They wouldn’t make it. We should not allow flights from nations that are having Ebola outbreaks.”

Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has warned that the U.S. must “treat Ebola as a wake-up call.”

“What African troops are doing is shooting people who cross borders or violate quarantine,” Orient told WND, reacting to news of the U.S. troop deployment. “Is that what we plan to support?”

She added, “Africans are already very suspicious of us. How will they react to an army setting up hospitals?”

Orient called the planned U.S. deployment a “dubious mission,” warning that the nightmarish scenario could bring Ebola to America.

“There is definitely a risk,” she said. “It seems irresponsible to send more people there when the ones already there are having trouble leaving. Probably anyone who has been exposed should be quarantined for 25 days since the last exposure.”

Orient echoed the concerns of Elaine Donelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, who told WND, “I’m just appalled. Judging from this, the United States seems to have a very confused vision of what ‘national security’ means.”

“But whether 3,000 American troops should be sent into that area of the world to deal with that problem, I do not see the justification,” Donelly said. “Surely there are alternatives in the international health-care networks.”

WND also reported when retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin charged that sending American troops to combat Ebola in Liberia is “an absolute misuse of the U.S. military.”

Donnelly emphasized it’s “not the purpose of our military.”

“I am very disappointed to see this announcement,” she said.

Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger appointed Donnelly to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services for a three-year term from 1984 through 1986. Then, in 1992, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.

Donnelly explained to WND her concern that the U.S. military is not designed to fight health wars.

“Our military people will show compassion in Liberia, as they always do, and they will do everything asked of them,” she said.

“Still, health wars are unhealthy for soldiers and all living things. Like oxymoronic ‘peace wars,’ such as the incursion into Bosnia, deployments such as this put our troops in causes having little impact on America’s national security,” she said.

American military families will be put at greater risk, Donnelly warned.

“Here we have a ‘health war’ that could cost our troops’ health.”

 


Revisit: Ebola as a terrorist weapon?

Texas: Four Muslim Terrorists Captured Inside U.S. Border on 9/10

Where were they from? What happened to them? Where are they now? via The Gateway Pundit.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.”

Johnson dodged the question.

Tonight, Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.

“There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.”

Breitbart has more on today’s exchange at the Homeland Security hearing:

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing today focused on worldwide threats to America, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists” who have attempted to enter the U.S. illegally during his tenure as homeland security chief. Johnson was sworn in as the fourth DHS secretary on December 23, 2013.

Rep. Chaffetz, who serves on the homeland security panel’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, clarified that he was referring to whether known terrorists, suspected terrorists, or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations have been arrested trying to come into the country illegally.

“Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind,” responded Johnson. “That doesn’t mean there is none.”

For the record… Jeh Johnson was a top Obama campaign donor before he was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security.


Not surprising at all since anyone can walk across the border at any time, overstay a student visa or do it the easy way: Immigration Agent Union: Obama Admin ‘Widened the Loopholes’ for Terrorists to Enter U.S.

“Our caseworkers cannot even do in-person interviews for people seeking citizenship, they cannot enforce restrictions on welfare use, and they even lack even the basic office space to properly function,” union president Kenneth Palinkas said in the statement. “Applications for entry are rubber-stamped, the result of grading agents by speed rather than discretion. We’ve become the visa clearinghouse for the world.”

And those four weren’t the only ones. 474 Illegals From Terrorism-Linked Countries Apprehended in 2014 Alone

It’s likely 4-5x more than that slip through.

Upstate NY Muslim Charged in Plot to Support Islamic Terror Group

via Upstate NY Man Charged in Alleged Plot to Support ISIS: FBI | NBC New York.

Mufid Elfgeeh outside federal court in Rochester, NY

A Rochester-area man has been charged on terror-related counts after the FBI said he tried to buy guns to support the terror group ISIS by wanting to kill American solders in the U.S.

Investigators said Mufid Elfgeeh also boasted he wanted to kill Shiite Muslim residents in his city and find others who would travel to join ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Elfgeeh was first arrested in May, and the firearms charges were made public in June. The recruitment charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Tuesday.

The Justice Department said in addition to posting tweets with photographs and captions like “fighting the American invasion,” they said he tried to buy two handguns and silencers to carry out an attack. But the FBI had been watching him for months and said it was unlikely that he could have carried out his alleged plans.

Officials said they arrested Elfgeeh after he allegedly began seeking financial help to carry out an attack. In a sting, they said he tried to buy the weapons from undercover agents.

Elfgeeh came on the radar after an informant who was paid $21,000 for information tipped them off. A second undercover agent was paid $4,000 for his assistance as well, officials said.

Federal officials said they have Elfgeeh on tape boasting that he hoped to kill 10 to 15 soldiers or former soldiers before releasing a video claiming responsibility.

In one online posting, Elfgeeh allegedly said,”Every Iraqi Sunni jihadist is defined as a terrorist in international society; what they don’t know is that the State of Iraq and Sham (ISIL) will one day rule the world with the will of Allah.”

“We will remain aggressive in identifying and disrupting those who seek to provide support to ISIL and other terrorist groups that are bent on inflicting harm upon Americans,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.

Elfgeeh, 30, is a naturalized American citizen of Yemeni descent. In addition to allegedly contacting the informants for help buying guns, they say he also sent $600 to a Yemeni man to help him get to Syria to join ISIS fighters there.

Elfgeeh is currently being held behind bars without bail. Phone calls and emails to his attorney, with a Rochester public defender’s office, were not returned Tuesday evening.

Canada: Muslim who plotted terror attacks against Canadians pleads guilty

via Hiva Alizadeh pleads guilty in Ottawa terrorism trial – CBC News. h/t jr

Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, a man police called the ringleader of a group accused of plotting attacks in Canada, has pleaded guilty to explosives possession with the intent to cause harm as part of a terrorist conspiracy and received a 24-year sentence as part of an agreement.

He entered the plea in court in Ottawa on Wednesday under a deal agreed to by Crown and defence lawyers.

Alizadeh received a 24-year sentence, minus time served. Credited one and a half years for each of the four years he served, the sentence means Alizadeh will spend 18 years in a federal prison.

Alizadeh apologized in court, saying that he wanted to be de-radicalized.

Justice Colin McKinnon told Alizadeh in court he was effectively guilty of treason and had betrayed his family and community.

Alizadeh is one of thrmee en arrested and charged in 2010 after an RCMP investigation.

Misbahuddin Ahmed, an Ottawa X-ray technologist, is awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty in July of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity and participating in the activities of a terrorist group.

A third man whose voice was recorded in police surveillance — former London, Ont., pathologist Khurram Sher — was found not guilty in August of planning terrorist activity.

Spent 2 months at terror training camp

An agreed statement of facts submitted with the plea outlined Alizadeh’s efforts to create a terrorist group within Canada in the months leading up his arrest.

According to the statement, Alizadeh had gone to a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan in 2009 and spent two months there, receiving training in the use of firearms and how to assemble remote-controlled improvised explosive devices.

He also smuggled back violent propaganda videos, instructional materials on constructing triggering devices and 56 electronic circuit boards designed specifically to remotely detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

He maintained contact with Kurdish insurgents loosely allied with the Taliban and a man who helped foreigners receive terrorist training in Afghanistan and Pakistan and used pay-as-you-go cellphones and payphones, as well as a public library internet account under a false name, to communicate with co-conspirators.

After returning to Canada, Alizadeh sought to start his own group in Ottawa. He met with Ahmed in February 2010 and attempted to radicalize him. In July 2010, the two men also met with Sher and attempted to recruit him.

 

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