Detroit: Jimmy Carter to keynote unindicted co-conspirator ISNA convention

Jimmy the Dhimmi, a key Hamas supporter, keynoting a North American Muslim Brotherhood gathering. via ISNA – Registration Form. h/t Dee

The CSRL (Community Service Recognition Luncheon) is a program hosted by ISNA and the ISNA Founders’ committee (IFC) to recognize an outstanding leader in the North American Muslim community. We are expecting more than 1000 guests to join this event which will take place at the Cobo Center on Saturday August 30, 2014. Tickets can be purchased online as part of the ISNA Annual Convention Registration.

Background on ISNA via gmbwatch:

As documented in a Hudson Institute report, ISNA grew directly out of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The organization has a long history of fundamentalism, anti-semitism, and support for terrorism and during the recent Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator as a result of what the government called “ISNA’s and NAIT’s intimate relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestine Committee, and the defendants in this case.”

 And so Carter fits in well with this terror-linked group, as past Creeping Sharia posts have proven:

Carter to Obama: Remove Hamas From Terror List

Jimmy Carter meets with Muslim Brotherhood (parent group of Hamas)

Brzezinski: How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen

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Dearborn Heights clerk facing allegations of misconduct after thwarting Arab voter fraud

Muslim voter fraud has crept up in Minnesota and Ohio and Tennessee and Michigan and Michigan again and…

via The Arab American News

Dearborn Heights City Clerk Walter J. Prusiewicz submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, July 22, amid allegations he’d intimidated Arab American voters who were trying to cast absentee ballots for the upcoming mid-term primary.

However on Thursday, he rescinded his resignation letter, telling reporters he would serve out his term.

According to Fatina Abdrabboh, the Michigan director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC-MI), several Arab American residents of the city filed complaints with the organization over the last two weeks because they faced excuses preventing them from voting at the clerk’s office.

Abdrabboh said the excuses ranged from statements that absentee ballots would be mailed to the voter, to claims that the voter did not have proper identification. She forwarded a report of the complaints to city officials, who either ignored her inquiry or dismissed her claims outright.

In an interview with The Arab American News, Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko distanced himself from Prusiewicz, calling for either the secretary of state or the Wayne County clerk to oversee the elections in the city. He also confirmed that some ballots were denied.

“The city clerk is elected separately,” Paletko said. “I had a chat with him. I do not fully understand why the absentee ballots were denied. The reasons he provided were more technical than practical.”

The mayor said he takes the allegations seriously. He added that challenging absentee ballot requests is a concern, because it runs the risk of denying citizens’ right to vote.

“Voting is the primary right established in a democracy,” he said. “There is a significant reasonable doubt being placed over the vote. To assist the process, we have to remove that doubt by having a new party run the elections.”

He added that he fears the story will bring negative national attention to the area, which is already struggling with image and looking like a “third world country” because of the Detroit water crisis. Hence, he said, he wants the election to not be handled by the city clerk’s office.

Clearly not the only reason Dearbornistan is looking like a third world country.

Abdrabboh said she is disappointed in the city’s lack of response to the local Arab American community. She said she reported the story exclusively to The Arab American News on July 23, in an attempt to relay the message to the community as soon as possible.

The ADC believes the denial of the absentee ballots by the clerk’s office was racially motivated.

“The number of complaints is alarming,” said Abdrabboh. “As a community organization we do our homework. We have gathered that non-Arab absentee applications have been processed, whereas Arab American applications have not been.”

Abdrabboh added that turning down Arab Americans requesting absentee ballots is a violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which prohibits intimidation of minority groups at the polls.

In his resignation letter, Prusiewicz cited a number of reasons for stepping down, including “the accusations”, which he denies. Prusiewicz’s letter went on to state that despite his resignation, he will continue his duties until after the August 5 primary.

In an interview with reporters on Thursday, Prusiewicz said several absentee ballots were disregarded because there had been no signatures on them. He said he had been in contact with state election officials, who told him to not process them.

Prusiewicz also told the Dearborn Press & Guide that he would not move forward with his resignation. Abdrabboh said she is concerned about the back-peddling.

ADC is calling for the attorney general and the FBI to launch a full investigation into the claims.

Paletko said the county clerk and the secretary of state have the power to conduct an investigation once they agree to take over the elections in the city.

 Will Holder be enforcing voter fraud in Dearborn?

Detroit: Muslim cleric popular with ISIS terrorists faces new restrictions

Apparently preaching jihad and communicating with Muslim terrorists is not a violation of his probation. via Cleric popular with militants faces new restrictions. h/t Atlas Shrugs who asks: How many more imams are advocating for jihad in the cause of Islam? We ask, how many imams aren’t?

DETROIT — A federal judge has cracked down on the travel and computer activities of a Dearborn cleric popular worldwide with ISIS, the extremist militant group that announced last week the formation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen ordered that Ahmad Jebril, 43, stay within the eastern half of Michigan and tell his probation officer about his activity on social media accounts, if requested.

(Photo: U.S. Probation Office for Eastern District of Michigan)

(Photo: U.S. Probation Office for Eastern District of Michigan)

Jebril, who is on probation until March after serving 6½ years in prison on fraud convictions, has become the most popular religious figure for Western fighters flocking to Syria to battle its government — and continues to gain fans online who sympathize with ISIS, the group that now calls itself the Islamic State.

The group has drawn increasing concern since it seized control of Mosul, Iraq, and declared last week an Islamic caliphate, telling Muslims around the world to come and support them. The Islamic State also is active in Syria; al-Qaida distanced itself from the group ISIS in February, saying it was too extreme.

The court order doesn’t restrict what Jebril can say online but requires him to get approval to use any computer equipment and to hand over his passwords for all accounts, among other restrictions. Rosen wrote that there will be zero tolerance of any infractions.

Rosen’s June 5 order came after a probation report in May that said Jebril violated the terms of his probation by lying about the location of a post office box in Dearborn Heights and not telling authorities he was speaking in November at two universities and a mosque in North Carolina.

The probation report, filed the week after a Detroit Free Press report detailed how Jebril is popular with Western fighters with the militant group ISIS, also noted that Jebril told his probation officer he was going to Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 21-23, 2013, “for a short vacation to visit friends.”

But the probation officer found out he was instead visiting to speak about Islam at East Carolina University, North Carolina State University and the Islamic Association of Raleigh. The officer said Jebril was unable to prove who paid for his trips.

The Islamic Association of Raleigh has been a source of jihad and terror for nearly three decades.

Rosen’s order now requires Jebril to be monitored using GPS technology.

The order also said Jebril “shall only access a computer approved by the U.S. Probation Department” and can be subjected to searches of his home and vehicles.

Among the Western fighters surveyed, 52% of Jebril’s followers on Twitter are with ISIS, and 56% of his Facebook likes are with the group, according to the report.

“He has been directly in touch with a number of foreign fighters, even with the families of fallen foreign fighters,” said Peter Neumann, a professor of security studies at King’s College in London who is director of the International Centre and one of three authors of the report.

In December, Jebril sent a direct message on Twitter to a family member of an ISIS fighter from England killed in Syria.

“When I read of him today, it made we weep,” Jebril wrote.

 

Dearborn: Iraqi Muslim arrested while burning Koran

via The Arab American News – Iraqi American man arrested while burning Qur’an in Dearborn. h/t halalporkshop

DEARBORN — On Wednesday June 25, police arrested an Iraqi American who was trying to burn the Qur’an in front of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center on Warren Avenue.

Ali Hassan Al-Assadi, 50, of Detroit, also admitted to burning three Qur’ans at the Karbalaa Center on June 10, according to Lt. Doug Topolski of the Dearborn Police Department.

The first Qur’an burning incident coincided with the visit of an anti-Muslim pastor from Florida and made national headlines.

Al-Assadi was charged with littering and “unlawful escape of soot.” Releasing soot, an ash-like substance produced by the incomplete burning of organic items, breaches Dearborn’s fire code. He posted bonds of $300 and $200, respectively, for the two violations.

Al-Assadi told police that he sought help from local mosques to solve a legal matter, but when he was turned down, he became angry at the faith and decided to burn Qur’ans in retribution.

On June 25, around noon, Al-Assadi was standing on the sidewalk in front of Karbalaa Center, holding a wooden club. A Qur’an was burning on the ground next to him. According to the police report, he threatened to strike a witness with the club if he came closer. Meanwhile, another witness took the club away from him and put the fire out.

Imam Husham Al-Husainy, the spiritual leader of the Karbalaa Center, said he does not know Al-Assadi. “He never asked for my help. I have never met him,” he said.

Readers may recall it was this Muslim’s burning of Korans that prompted Dearborn Muslims to take steps to nullify First Amendment free speech rights. As usual, supposed Muslim “hate crimes” are frauds…designed to further the sharia.

Michigan: Federal Judge Grants Motion to “Quash” CAIR’s Harassing Subpoenas

via Victory Against “Civilization Jihad” – Federal Judge Grants AFLC’s Motion to “Quash” CAIR’s Harassing Subpoenas | American Freedom Law Center.

Today, a Michigan federal judge granted a motion filed by the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) requesting that the court “quash” harassing and burdensome subpoenas issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to Ms. Zaba Davis, a private citizen who received the subpoenas because she publicly expressed her opposition to the construction of an Islamic center in her neighborhood. And in a rare move, the judge also awarded AFLC its attorneys’ fees and costs for having to bring the motion. Read the judge’s ruling here.

In 2012, the Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor (MCA) requested that Pittsfield Township, Michigan, rezone a parcel of land to build an Islamic School and community center. The Township denied the request, citing infrastructure and traffic concerns. Nevertheless, CAIR, which bills itself as “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization” but is widely known in government circles as a Muslim Brotherhood front group, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Township on behalf of the MCA, alleging that township officials denied the MCA’s rezoning application out of discrimination against Muslims.

According to David Yerushalmi, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of AFLC, CAIR files these types of lawsuits against municipalities all across the country

“in order to further the Muslim Brotherhood’s stated goal of engaging in ‘civilization jihad,’ which the Brotherhood expressly claims will ‘destroy Western civilization from within.’”

The MCA’s rezoning request was opposed by a group of Township residents who live in the neighborhood of the proposed development.  The residents expressed concerns about the traffic congestion that would be caused by the construction of a school and community center in their neighborhood.  Pursuant to their rights protected by the First Amendment, these private citizens circulated and submitted to their elected Township officials a petition expressing their opposition to the rezoning and several of them spoke out at public hearings held by the Township to discuss the matter.

As a result of the citizens’ involvement, CAIR served harassing subpoenas on a number of these citizens, demanding that they produce private emails and other documents, and in some cases, appear for a deposition.  In one instance, Township resident Zaba Davis and her husband came home to find several papers jammed in the crack of the front door of their home.  The papers included subpoenas demanding the production of personal emails and other documents and a subpoena commanding Ms. Davis to appear at a deposition.

In response to CAIR’s abusive discovery requests, AFLC, which is representing seven of the targeted private citizens, filed a motion to “quash” and for a protective order against CAIR.  The court granted the motion today, ruling that the subpoenas violated the First Amendment and caused undue burden.  According to the court’s ruling:

[CAIR] contends that its sole interest in deposing Davis stems from a genuine belief that she has what it believes to be relevant information, and not from any personal malice against her for her public opposition to the school.  This argument fails for a few reasons.  First, . . . the Court finds unpersuasive [CAIR’s] relevance argument.  Second, for the reasons noted in the preceding paragraphs, to the extent information possessed by Davis is relevant, that relevance is far outweighed by the chilling effect that allowing the subpoenas would have on speech, not only for Davis, but for all others who wish to be involved in public discourse on matters of public concern.

Robert Muise, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, commented:

“Private citizens have a fundamental First Amendment right to publicly express to their elected officials their personal views.  CAIR’s ruthless attacks demonstrate that its objectives are dangerously at odds with the Constitution.  Consequently, this ruling was important not only for our clients, but for all private citizens who want to speak out against CAIR.”

Yerushalmi concluded:

“This ruling represents a significant victory against the ‘civilizational jihad’ that is being waged within our borders by sharia-adherent Islamists.  This case is another example of CAIR trying to abuse the legal system to persecute its enemies.  And once again, the American Freedom Law Center has stood in the way.  Moreover, by awarding us attorneys’ fees and costs, this ruling is not only a victory, but it is a victory with a stick.”

Order Granting AFLC’s Motion to Quash

Michigan: Soccer ref dies after being sucker punched by Muslim during game

via Michigan soccer ref dies after being punched during game | Fox News.

 

Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad

Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad

The Michigan soccer referee critically injured this weekend after he was sucker-punched during an adult-league game died Tuesday in an area hospital.

John Bieniewicz, 44, was left in critical condition Saturday in Livonia after witnesses say he was punched in the head as he reached down for a red card.

Police said Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad punched Bieniewicz after he indicated that the 36-year-old Dearborn resident was going to be ejected. Livonia police and the Wayne County prosecutor’s office have not named the referee, whom Jim Acho, a childhood friend, identified as Bieniewicz.

“I speak for all his friends when I say we are devastated. Crushed. Just a senseless way for a great guy to go out,” Acho said. “He deserved better.”

One witness told MyFoxDetroit.com that Bieniewicz was punched near his throat and fell without raising his arms. The death was confirmed by the hospital and a family friend.

Saad was arraigned Monday in Livonia District Court on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Bond was set at $500,000, and a probable-cause hearing was set for July 10.

“As the case progresses we expect to learn the cause of the referee’s injuries,” Brian Berry, Saad’s lawyer, said.

Saad was reportedly not at the field when police arrived. Saad surrendered Monday, police said.

The charge could be amended now that Bieniewicz has died. A message from FoxNews.com left with a spokeswoman for the Wayne County prosecutor’s office was not immediately returned.

Bieniewicz was a dialysis technician with a wife and two sons, said Acho. Acho says a fund is being set up to help pay for his friend’s funeral and burial expenses, as well as his children’s futures.

According to Acho, Bieniewicz was the only student-athlete in the class of 1988 to letter in both football and basketball at the ultra-competitive Detroit parochial school. Acho, who ran a basketball camp with Bieniewicz for four years after high school, said his 6-foot-5 friend would “wow the kids with dunks.”

But much to the surprise of his friends, Bieniewicz gravitated to soccer and fell in love with the sport. He has been a well-respected referee for two decades. He was doing what he loved on Sunday when he was attacked at Mies Park, Acho said.

MyFoxDetroit.com reported that Saad’s team has been kicked out of the league.

 

Global Mosque Report (USA): May 2014

A new series over at Gates of Vienna. Each report is significantly longer than what is below covering all countries, however we’ve excerpted only the activity in the United States.

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Seattle area mosques

Global Mosque Report: February 2014

This is the latest in a series of monthly reports by our British correspondent JP on the progress of worldwide Islamization, as represented by the building of mosques, and activities associated with mosques.

USA

California

Report on the $1.8 million, 18,000-square-foot, two-storey Islamic centre and mosque complete with minarets being erected in West Modesto.

Colorado

The Islamic Center of Fort Collins will host an open day on 1 March at its new mosque which features a 70-foot minaret and 50-foot dome, both topped with crescent moons.

Idaho

A variance request hearing ostensibly to focus on parking and public safety concerns over a proposed mosque in Pocatello was instead dominated by discussion of religious freedom and fear of Islam.

New Jersey

Traffic concerns of fire officials over the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s Liberty Corner mosque proposal were considered by Bernards Township planning board, but deemed legally irrelevant.

At a Bridgewater planning board, Yassir Abdelkader, president of the Al Fatah Center, spoke on behalf of his proposal to convert the former Redwood Inn into a mosque. He assured residents that there would be no services outside the mosque and no calls to prayer from the proposed mosque’s minaret.

Tennessee

Report that the lawsuit arising over Murfreesboro mosque approval has already cost Rutherford County $343,276, and the amount is expected to rise.

Global Mosque Report: March 2014

USA

Arkansas

In Lincoln a group of young Bosnian and Middle Eastern immigrants raised nearly $200,000 to purchase a long-empty church and convert it into a mosque.

California

Jamaal Diwan, imam at the Islamic Center of Irvine, interviewed by Orange County Weekly. A convert, his love of basketball and hip-hop led him to Islam.

Michigan

‘Questions about Islam’ event held at the Kalamazoo Islamic Center. “The main goal is to achieve a sense of understanding between those who practice Islam and those who do not,” said Farhan Igbal, a student at Western Michigan University.

New Jersey

Bernards Township: Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s Liberty Corner mosque proposal met opposition from neighbours concerned about lights, noise, and traffic. Further hearings scheduled to take place in April and May.

Burlington County Muslim Association proposed a 22,745-square-foot building to house a mosque, elementary school, and day care center in Delanco.

United American Muslim Association Inc. filed an application to convert one of Clifton’s oldest buildings, erected in 1740, and latterly a funeral parlour, into a mosque.

New York State

North Side Learning Center purchased Holy Trinity Roman Catholic church in Syracuse for conversion into a mosque to be named ‘Mosque of Jesus the Son of Mary’ (Masjit Isa Ibn Maryam). A petition was lodged with the Landmark Preservation Board to remove crosses from the steeples and grounds as these are not in line with the ‘worshipping practices’ of the new tenants.

Ohio

Shakila Ahmad became the first woman president of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in its eighteen-year history. The mosque sees up to 3,000 Muslims involved on holy days, and there are an estimated 25,000 Muslims in the region.

Tennessee

Memphis Islamic Center to launch the first of three phases required for the construction of a $6.5 million, 63,144-square-foot rabat in Shelby County this summer. In October 2012, World Relief Nashville/Memphis was awarded a Preferred Communities grant by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Virginia

State delegate Alfonso H. Lopez defended his praise of Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church after being rebuked by counter-terrorism officials and media for sponsoring a successful resolution at Virginia’s General Assembly commending the center.

Global Mosque Report: April 2014

USA

New York State

Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board voted to approve a request by an Islamic group called the Northside Learning Center to remove crosses from the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The group plans to turn the former church into a mosque.

Tennessee

All of Rutherford County’s Circuit Court judges eligible to hear the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro cemetery lawsuit recused themselves, according to court records.

Washington

Redmond residents concerned over plans for the proposed two-storey, 22,467 square feet Anjuman-e-Burhani Mosque.

Global Mosque Report: May 2014

USA

 Iowa

One of the founding members of the Clinton Islamic Center, Dr. Anis Ansari, elected president for the fourth time in the past twelve years.

New Jersey

Bridgewater residents jeered and disputed traffic expert testimony that suggested the proposed Al Falah Center mosque development would not have a negative impact on local traffic. The next planning board meeting at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School is scheduled for 30 June.

New York State

Report on plans by the Islamic Society of Central New York to build a $1 million mosque-community center on land it owns on East Seneca Turnpike in the town of Onondaga. “Our numbers are growing — we need more space,” said society President Mohamed Khater.

Oklahoma

A federal appeals court ruled that a Christian police captain from Tulsa was rightfully punished for refusing to enter a mosque for a police appreciation ceremony.

South Carolina

The Islamic Center of Columbia, also known as Masjid al-Muslimiin, held a ‘Share Islam Day’ for those interested in the area’s diverse spirituality.

Tennessee

Senior Judge Paul Summers of Davidson County appointed to hear a case over a county-approved cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro after all other judges in Rutherford County recused themselves from the matter.

Washington

Redmond residents concerned over plans for the proposed two-storey, 22,467 square feet Anjuman-e-Burhani Mosque on empty land near Microsoft Corporation’s headquarters.

 

JP at Gates of Vienna and all our readers can also refer to our “mosque” category to see all posts about mosque activity.

 

Dearborn has “free speech” zone, everywhere else not free (like sharia)

via The Arab American News – Qur’an-burning pastor moves protest to city hall; city prepares security.

DEARBORN — Qur’an-burning Florida pastor Terry Jones is now scheduled to protest in front of city hall on Saturday, June 14, according to the city of Dearborn.

Last week, Jones had announced that he and the anti-Islamic group “Stand Up American Now,” had scheduled a visit to the city to protest “Sharia law” in front of the Islamic Center of America on Ford Road.

However, according to the city, Jones never obtained a permit to protest in front of the mosque. He and his group still can protest in front of city hall, which the city has dubbed as a “free speech zone.”

Concerns also arose last week when a group of motorcyclists named the “American Patriotic Bikers” announced they were joining Jones’ protest, calling the event the “Dearborn Freedom Rally.” It is estimated that approximately 400-500 bikers could ride into the city on that day for the protest.

The city has already prepared to take precautionary measures on the day of the event. According to Mary Laundroche, head of the Department of Public Information, the rally will most likely be set up in a similar fashion to Jones’ prior visits, where he and his group will be blocked off by barricades.

“Any preparations would be more along the lines of the last time he came to Dearborn and police had security in place to keep the public safe,” said Laundroche. “Our goal is to keep the public safe and allow city hall to remain a free speech zone.”

 The Constitution is dead. Free speech is essentially dead. Except in so-called (unconstitutional) free-speech zones.

And as past events in Dearbornistan have proven, the security is not for public safety but to prevent Muslims from attempting to kill erry Jones.

 

Michigan: Police looking for Muslim who robbed med marijuana grow house

Another episode you won’t find on TLC:

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. via Police looking for man accused of breaking into medical marijuana grow house, robbing man | MLive.com.

 Ann Arbor police are searching for Ali Shaker Abu-Tebeakh, one of four people suspected of breaking into and robbing a home where medical marijuana was grown.

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Ali Abu-TebeakhCourtesy of AAPD

The incident took place at 2 a.m. May 10 in the 3600 block of Eli Street. According to Ann Arbor police, Abu-Tebeakh and three unidentified men broke into the home and beat up the approximately 50-year-old man who lives there.

According to police, the man was beat and pistol-whipped. The suspects then tied the man up with duct tape and ransacked the home, police reported.

The resident knows Abu-Tebeakh, according to police. Abu-Tebeakh is considered armed and dangerous.

He’s wanted on charges of armed robbery, assault with intent to rob while armed, first-degree home invasion and unlawful imprisonment, according to police.

 

Former Dearborn Muslim reportedly killed in Syria

via Faouzi Ayoub, Lebanese-Canadian terror suspect, reportedly killed in Syria – World – CBC News.

Reports from Lebanon say that a Lebanese-Canadian, who has been on the FBI’s most-wanted list of terror suspects, has been killed in Syria.

One media report published online says Faouzi Ayoub was killed in an ambush by members of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo last week.

Ayoub, 48, was a commander of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah, which Canada and the United States have classified as a terrorist organization.

Before moving back to Lebanon, Ayoub lived in Toronto and Dearborn, Mich.

In a 2009 U.S. indictment, he was accused of using a fake passport in an attempt to enter Israel and conduct a bombing on behalf of Hezbollah.

Ayoub, who was also known as Fawzi Ayoub, was arrested in June 2002 in the West Bank city of Hebron and was held as an accused “illegal fighter.” He was later released in a 2004 prisoner swap.

Another Islamic jihadist released by the Israeli’s who made it into the United States. One down.

 

Dearborn: Selling cars from home a growing illegal trend among Arab Americans

You’ve heard of the wild, wild West. Dearbornistan is becoming the Middle, Middle East – where U.S. laws are ignored and Islamic law rules. via The Arab American News – Selling cars from home a growing illegal trend among Arab Americans. Arabs and Muslims or just Arabs? Only the Arab American News knows for sure. h/t halalporkshop

DEARBORN/DEARBORN HEIGHTS — The Secretary of State deems it illegal for residents to sell vehicles out of their home, but that hasn’t been stopping local Arab Americans in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights from doing so, anyway.

A recent growing trend in the community has seen many local residents continuously purchase vehicles from an auction or off the Internet and resell it to a customer for a profit, after they’ve added repairs to it.

The only problem is residents have been conducting the transactions at their homes and it has become a growing burden for the rest of the neighborhood.

Under state law, a dealer license is required if a person conducts the buying, selling, brokering, leasing and negotiating of five or more vehicles within a 12 month period.

Whether these individuals ever obtain a dealer license remains to be seen. But even with a dealer license, a loophole has made it easy for them to sell vehicles from home.

While the law states that a dealer must obtain a business property to conduct sales of more than five vehicles per year, documentation and proof of a place to conduct business is not required when an individual obtains dealer license and pays an annual flat rate fee.

What these dealers are doing instead is selling cars out of their homes and in-turn, avoiding having to pay property taxes, rent and required state fees if they were to obtain a place of business.

One local woman who lives on Oakman Blvd. and wished to remain anonymous, tells The Arab American News that her neighbor has been selling cars out of his home for the last few years and it has become a nuisance for her entire block.

“Strangers are constantly coming around, test driving the cars or parking them in front of our house,” she said. “We’ve even had a couple of instances where the customers accidentally knocked on our door thinking it was the dealer’s home. It’s just not a safe situation.”

City officials in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights have heard their share of complaints from residents who are fed up with their streets being swamped with vehicles that have ‘for sale’ signs on them.


Dearborn City Councilman Mike Sareini, who is also a car salesman at Jorgensen Ford, said the city is constantly receiving complaints from neighborhood associations and local residents about dealers selling vehicles out of their home.

“We have received several complaints from people,” Sareini said. “You can’t transact a business in the open public. The problem isn’t the guy who is selling one or two cars…it’s the guy who is selling multiple cars and has people coming over to test drive them. It’s not a professional way to conduct business and it’s not good for our neighborhoods.”

The City of Dearborn has been able to identify some of these homes with the assistance of residents, and those individuals have been fined.

 

Detroit: Imam gets 35-50 years for raping girls aged 10 – 13

via Detroit imam sentenced to 35-50 years in prison for raping girls | Detroit Free Press | freep.com.

 

Mohammed Masroor, 51

Muslim rapist & imam Mohammed Masroor, 51

A Detroit imam was sentenced today to 35 to 50 years in prison for raping three girls.

Mohammed Masroor, who used to teach Islam to students in Detroit and Hamtramck, was convicted earlier this month on 15 counts in the sexual assaults of three young girls, who were his relatives, in 2000.

The case drew attention because the Wayne County judge handling the case, Michael Hathaway, ruled that victims, who are now adults, and other witnesses could testify wearing the niqab, a religious face veil that covers the entire head except for a narrow slit that shows the eyes. It may be the first time in the U.S. that a judge allowed women to testify while wearing a niqab.

Judges in England and Canada ruled last year in separate cases that women could not testify wearing the niqab. But prosecutors in Wayne County said women in Masroor’s case should be allowed to testify wearing the veil, and Judge Hathaway agreed.

Prosecutors said Masroor used his knowledge of religion to manipulate his victims, who ranged in age from 10 to 13 at the time of the assaults.

 

Michigan: Muslim newspaper runs fake photo of Syrian boy, forced to remove

 Al Durra in Michigan. via Muslim Observer newspaper apologizes after fake photo of Syrian boy. h/t HalalPorkShop

Michigan newspaper The Muslim Observer published a fake photo of a Syrian boy sleeping between two graves.

The photo was published on the Muslim Observer’s website along with a Reuters story titled “Death Toll in Syria’s Civil War Above 150,000: Monitor.”

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iMediaEthics previously debunked the photo as fake in January of this year.

The photographer, Abdul Aziz al Otaibi based in Saudi Arabia, confirmed to iMediaEthics at the time that the photo was part of an art project. The boy shown is his nephew, and al Otaibi said he created the fake graves using stones. The photo was taken near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

See below a photo of the boy posing, from al Otaibi’s Instagram.

The photographer al Otaibi posted this photo on Instagram of his nephew posing

 

The Observer says on its website it is a news organization created in 1999 focusing on “matters pertaining to Islam and Muslims.”

They were forced to make a correction. But who reads corrections?

Detroit: Muslim imam convicted of sexually abusing three of his nieces…

…whom a judge allowed to testify in full Islamic face coverings. The Muslim defendant challenged hiding behind the niqab but a Muslim prosecutor convinced a judge to permit sharia them. via The Arab American News – Muslim imam convicted of sexually abusing his nieces in Detroit. h/t halalporkshop

DETROIT — A Muslim imam was found guilty of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct by a jury on Friday, May 2. Mohammad Masroor was convicted for sexually abusing his nieces as children, when they lived in Detroit from 2000 to 2003.

He will be sentenced on May 21 and could face up to life in prison.

A circuit court judge has allowed the three victims to testify while wearing the niqab, the Islamic face covering that conceals everything except the eyes.

Masroor’s attorney filed a motion to require the victims to reveal their faces while standing in front of the judge, in order to satisfy the defendant’s right to confront his accusers. Judge Michael Hathaway denied the motion.

The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires that “in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” But the prosecution argued that Masroor’s rights were not violated by the wearing of the niqab, because he is still afforded a face-to-face engagement with the accusers.

“Each witness will be present in the courtroom, cross-examined on the witness stand and fully exposed for all intents and purposes, except for a small fraction of her face,” stated Assistant Prosecutor Khalil Rahal in his argument to the judge. “The jurors and the defendant will see the victims’ eyes, which have long been recognized as ‘the window to the soul.'”

Rahal argued that the defense motion was meant to put pressure on the victims. “[The] defendant seeks to intimidate the victims in this case, who accuse him of sexually abusing them, by requiring them to violate their First Amendment rights to freely express their Muslim faith by making them remove their burkas and expose their faces to all in attendance,” he said

The oldest victim was 13 years old at the time. The molestation escalated to rape shortly after his arrival, she said during testimony. She was being home-schooled during that time.
How young was the youngest?
According to the prosecution, the victim later requested to go to school outside the home to avoid contact with her uncle during the day. But after a “small family meeting,” Masroor convinced her father to start home-schooling her two younger sisters instead of sending her to school, Rahal said. The suspect then became the three girls’ tutor.
The defendant abused the oldest victim while teaching her. During the day, her father would be at work, while her mother would stay upstairs to avoid contact with her brother-in-law due to the conservative nature of the household.
“[The victim] felt like what she was doing was wrong, but she didn’t know enough. All she knew is that it was her uncle. All she knew is that he was an imam,” Rahal told the jury on Tuesday.
The victim described the abuse as “uncomfortable and painful.” She said her uncle would manipulate her, threaten to attack her sisters and use his authority to intimidate her into hiding the abuse.
She added that her uncle told her that nobody would believe her and that her parents would kill her if they found out she is not a virgin.
Masroor’s sexual misconduct with the oldest victim continued even after he moved out of his brother’s house to join his wife and children in nearby Hamtramck. The abuse went on for three years until both families moved to Florida.
After moving to Florida, the oldest victim discovered that her sisters were abused as well.
All three victims reported the defendant to the authorities in 2011 after his own wife accused him of sexually abusing their biological children.
Masroor’s nieces were living in two states at the time they reported the abuse. Two of the sisters testified without their niqabs, but one of them opted to keep it on when she was questioned in court by Rahal and Masroor’s defense attorney Mitchell Forster.
The Arab American News could not reach Forster for comment. In his opening argument, Foster described the three accusers’ reporting of Masroor in 2011 as a “coordinated attack,” as the accusations were conveyed to the authorities within days of each other.
Foster urged the jury to look for signs in the victims’ testimonies that would show that they are not being truthful. He said inconsistencies, exaggerations and forgetting important events could be signs of untruthfulness.

More background on the incestuous, raping imam in these previous posts, including this detail:

Masroor was charged two years ago with sexually assaulting six people between November 2008 and July 2011. He was also charged with threatening death.

At the time of his 2011 arrest, Masroor was an imam teaching the Qur’an to children at an east-end mosque.

Dearborn, Michigan Cleric Is a Top Online Figure for Jihadists in Syria

Inspired by a Dearborn imam, funded and armed by Obama. via TheBlaze.com.

An Islamic cleric in Dearborn, Michigan, has emerged as an online leader for extremists in Syria, according to a London-based nonprofit institute studying the Syrian conflict.

Ahmad Jibril, who was released from prison in 2012 after serving time for fraud, began his online sermons just as Al Qaeda extremists began flooding into the civil war in Syria.

“When your brothers in Syria speak, everyone today needs to shut their mouth and listen, because they’re proving themselves to be real men,” Jibril said in one sermon just several weeks after his release.

But the sermons were just the beginning: Jibril has also released a number of videos and online comments that have made him an inspirational symbol for militants on the battlefields of Syria, according to the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence.

Jibril could not be reached for immediate response.

A U.S. official told TheBlaze there is “growing concern within law enforcement that Western extremism — extremism from within —  is the greatest threat we face as a nation to our security.”

The official, who is not allowed to speak publicly, said “our European partners are also on alert when it comes to these internal threats. Of course the Internet plays an enormous role in spreading the ideology and recruiting fighters.”

Over the past several years, the cleric has become the most popular online religious leader for Westerners who oppose the Syrian government and support the growing opposition in the country, according to the center, which has been working closely with five universities studying Western fighters and their role in Syria.

Most of Jibril’s followers surveyed online are associated with groups related to Al Qaeda, the organization’s report said.

 

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