Michigan: Muslim cleric popular with ISIS owes govt $250,000

via Mich. cleric popular with Islamic State owes $250K. h/t Atlas Shrugs.

DETROIT — A cleric in Dearborn popular with supporters of the Islamic State owes a quarter-million dollars in restitution and other costs stemming from his fraud convictions, according to newly filed court records.

Ahmad Jebril, 43, who has gained an international following among Islamic State fighters and sympathizers, is on probation after serving 6 1/2 years in prison. After being released in 2012, he has used social media to become what experts say is the most popular religious leader for Islamists from the West fighting for the Islamic State.

Federal authorities in Detroit are trying to collect more than $250,000 in restitution from Jebril and more than $3,600 in special assessments for 42 counts of fraud. So far, Jebril has paid only $2,790, according to a motion filed Aug. 11 by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit. On Aug. 12, U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen approved the government’s motion, which calls for “actions necessary to enforce the collection of the restitution.”

In the motion, federal prosecutors wrote that a probation officer said she has “financial information about (Jebril) that would be helpful” to set up an “appropriate repayment schedule.” Jebril’s liability for restitution expires 20 years after his release from prison, which means he would have to pay more than $1,000 a month to pay his amount in full, which he is not meeting, said prosecutors.

Jebril and his attorney did not returns calls or an e-mail seeking comment. He was to appear for a deposition in the case on Aug. 13.

The government’s move to collect money from Jebril comes after Rosen placed restrictions on the Dearborn cleric in June because of his probation violations. Jebril was traveling out of state to speak at Islamic centers, but now is not allowed to leave the eastern half of Michigan and must share information about his computer activity to his probation officers if asked. The restrictions came after a Free Press report in May that noted his extensive activities online.

The Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence released a report in April that said Jebril was the most popular inspirational figure for Western fighters flocking to the Middle East to join forces of the Islamic State. Jebril’s “popularity is particularly strong among groups like” this, the report said. Among the militants the center surveyed, more than half of those who liked Jebril on his Facebook page and followed him on Twitter were with the Islamic State.

“A number of British (Islamic State) fighters have told us that they watched his (Jebril’s) lecture series … before embarking on jihad,” the report said, which was written by three security experts for a center affiliated with five universities.

Jebril often interacts on Twitter with fighters associated with the Islamic State and other groups, the report said.

Jebril also is popular with Jabhat al-Nusra, another extremist group that operates in Syria. Jebril’s Facebook page was the most popular among the fighters surveyed, according to the report.

Jebril and his father were convicted in 2005 of 42 counts of fraud of almost $400,000 that included mail fraud, bank fraud, failure to pay income tax and money laundering.

The two deliberately defaced rental properties in order to collect insurance money. They also were convicted of trying to bribe a juror in their trial by offering to pay for her wedding if she helped acquit them.

Meanwhile, supporters of Jebril are rallying online to the defense of the Dearborn cleric, saying the government is unfairly cracking down on him.

In recent weeks, followers have tweeted support for Jebril, claiming he is being silenced, but the government has not banned him from speaking out or posting online. Jebril’s popular Twitter (26,000-plus followers) and Facebook (219,000-plus likes) accounts have not posted anything since July 9.

Michigan: Lansing mayor’s to host Ramadan dinner…days before 9/11

Ramadan ended in July, according to the Sharia Council of North America (did you know there was one?). Why then are the mayor’s of Lansing, Michigan holding a Ramadan dinner  – at taxpayer expense – just days before 9/11? Could it be that classless and clueless mayor’s prostrate themselves for Islam and take advise from Muslim coordinators, as noted on the flyer below?

Mayor Virg Bernero (left), and Mayor Nathan Triplett (right)

Mayor Virg Bernero (left), and Mayor Nathan Triplett (right)

via Ramadan Unity Dinner hosted by Mayors Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett | Facebook. h/t D

The mission of the Ramadan Unity Dinner to demonstrate the importance of diversity and the Muslim culture.

1044684_634689426629239_1096442485392545248_nWhat’s so great about Muslim culture? There’s no love, no humor, no music, no beauty. The only people flocking to Muslim countries are Muslims who want to wage jihad. In fact, most aspects of Muslim culture are antithetical to American culture and should be kept far away. It’s why, we’re told, so many Muslims emigrate to America. Maybe the mayor’s could provide some examples of Muslim culture – not Arab – that they so enjoy.

DOJ forces Dearborn Heights school district to teach in & translate all documents to Arabic

via Mich. district to boost programs for immigrant students. (Notice the innocuous, seemingly deceptive, story title given by stealth Muslim Niraj Warikoo)

A Detroit-area school district with a growing Arab-American population has agreed to improve its programs for students with limited English skills and to potentially hire more educators of Arab descent.

In a 31-page agreement with the Department of Justice, the Crestwood School District in Dearborn Heights says it “shall take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal and meaningful participation by” students with limited English skills.

The settlement also requires the district to provide school documents in both English and foreign languages such as Arabic and to promote a more diverse staff. The agreement was released in both Arabic and English.

A great victory for the civilizational jihadists.

“This is a great victory for the Arab-American community and its children to become contributing citizens in our country,” said Shereef Akeel, a Troy attorney who filed a federal complaint in 2011 on behalf of Hiam Brinjikji, a counselor in the school district who complained about the district’s neglect of Arab immigrant students.

District officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Brinjikji, who is of Arab descent, said in the federal complaint that she complained about the lack of attention to Arab-American students who didn’t know English well. She also said the district wasn’t hiring enough Arab-Americans and said she was retaliated against for complaining.

Dept. of Jihad gets involved because one biased person complained?

Last year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that the Crestwood district had violated federal civil rights laws.

But in Wednesday’s agreement, “the district admits no liability to violations of” a 1974 federal law banning discrimination in education.

The agreement gives detailed, specific instructions to Crestwood on how to improve its programs for those with limited English skills. The district has to ask all parents to fill out a home language survey to identify potential students who don’t know English well.

“The District shall provide ESL (English as a Second Language) instruction to all students who do not receive proficient (test) scores for each of the four language domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing,” the agreement said.

All teachers must be rated on how effectively they administer one of the programs. And the district has to report on their progress at various points over the next four years.

The agreement also says the district must hire sufficient interpreters and translators so that all letters, notices, and other documents are available in languages needed. The agreement doesn’t specify Arabic, but given that the agreement centered around complaints from Arab-Americans, it will probably include that.

Other requirements of the agreement include increased community outreach, more diversity in hiring, and developing anti-retaliation programs.

In other words, recruiting and hiring Muslims…who will discriminate against non-Muslims.

Michigan taxpayers now fund Arabic…which is always complemented with Islamic propaganda.

Gene Simmons, himself an immigrant, has a message for this ludicrous submission:

Or as philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once wrote:

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

Detroit judge recuses himself from Muslim terrorist’s immigration case

Round 1 to the terrorist. Muslim judges aren’t refusing themselves from anything. via Detroit judge recuses himself from Palestinian woman’s terror case | Detroit Free Press | freep.com. h/t Blazing Cat Fur

A federal judge in Detroit reversed course and recused himself Tuesday from handling the case of a Palestinian-American woman accused by Israel in the 1969 bombing of a supermarket in Jerusalem, saying his family had a financial tie to the supermarket chain.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman said that “at the time of the 1969 bombing, my family had a passive financial investment connection to SuperSol,” the supermarket in Jerusalem that Rasmieh Odeh of Chicago is accused of bombing in 1969, killing two people.

She faces immigration charges in Detroit, where she first entered the U.S., for not disclosing that she was convicted in an Israeli court of terrorism.

Defense attorneys for Odeh, 67, had argued that Borman should recuse himself because he “is a lifelong active supporter, fund-raiser and promoter of the State of Israel” who had given money to pro-Israel groups, including the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit.

Two weeks ago, Borman dismissed their request, saying, “I have a history and a heritage, but neither interferes with my ability to administer impartial justice to Ms. Odeh or to the Government.”

Moreover, Borman said that it is inaccurate to say that supporting “certain Jewish organizations was equivalent to agreement with every action taken or tenet held by that organization.”

He denied their request to recuse himself in his July 31 opinion. But Tuesday, he reversed his decision, saying he will recuse himself, but only because of his past financial tie to the supermarket, not because of his support of local Jewish groups that support Israel.

He said he changed his mind after he saw a new document, “the specific Israeli indictment” against Odeh, which mentioned that a SuperSol supermarket was bombed. SuperSol is a supermarket chain in Israel.

“I do not have a personal bias against Defendant Rasmieh Odeh,” he wrote in his order. “However, I recognize that (the U.S. code for judges) … imposes an objective test that requires recusal whenever impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”

Like a Muslim judge in a Koran burning case?

He said “my family’s passive financial investment connection to SuperSol at the time of the 1969 bombing could be perceived as establishing a reasonably objective inference of a lack of impartiality in the context of the issues presented in this case.”

 Please note again the immigration problem that allowed this situation to manifest.

Backposts on the Palestinian killer here.

Dearborn: ‘Ex-Muslim’ Sentenced by Muslim Judge for Burning Korans

 …  in front of Mosque run by Imam who wants to Criminalize Speech, via Shoebat.com.

 Last month, an Iraqi man was arrested after burning Qur’ans in front of the Dearborn mosque headed by Husham Alhusayni, exposed by Shoebat.com in the past. The circumstances surrounding the burnings were suspicious, so much so that it was believed the man who burned them was Muslim [here, here, and here].

According to the Detroit Free Press, the man who burned the Qur’ans is an “Ex-Muslim” who has had “psychological problems” and has a habit of burning Qur’ans. The judge who sentenced the man is Muslim:

 A Dearborn judge fined a 51-year-old Detroit man $400 today for two misdemeanor offenses stemming from the burning of Qurans in Dearborn.

Chief Judge Sam Salamey of 19th District Court in Dearborn fined Ali Hassan Al-Asadi $200 each for open burning and littering in the June 25 incident outside a Dearborn mosque, Karbalaa Islamic Education Center. Al-Asadi paid the $200 fine for the open burning charge and owes $200 for the littering charge, which must be paid within 60 days.

Al-Asadi told the Free Press last month he started burning Qurans after having some disputes involving money with a Muslim man at a local mosque. Al-Asadi said he was raised in Iraq as a Shia Muslim, but converted to Christianity and attends local churches. He told the Free Press he has a history of psychological problems and has burned about a dozen Qurans over the past year.

 The details surrounding the reason why Al-Asadi burned the Qurans are still fuzzy. The only information provided comes in the last paragraph:

Dearborn Police Sgt. Douglas Topolski said that Al-Asadi told police he “repeatedly asked mosque officials for help with getting his money back and help with paying his bills,” but got no help.

This is a confusing statement. Last month it was reported that Al-Asadi had legal disputes with multiple mosques, not just the Karbala Center.

Al-Asaidi 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.

It is not known what this “legal matter” is or how many mosques it involved, based on these reports.


If the judge’s name sounds familiar, he’s the same judge in this honor killing case exposed last week, Dearborn Muslim tortures, stabs, strangles sister to death.

As Shoebat.com notes, the imam of one of the mosques involved rallied Dearborn Muslims to take steps to nullify First Amendment free speech rights.

 

New York is top U.S. city with “known or suspected terrorists”

You already know #2 on the list from yesterday’s post about Dearborn, Michigan and Jihad Watch had the top 5 from the same report:

The top five U.S. cities represented on the main watchlist for “known or suspected terrorists” are New York; Dearborn, Mich.; Houston; San Diego; and Chicago. At 96,000 residents, Dearborn is much smaller than the other cities in the top five, suggesting that its significant Muslim population—40 percent of its population is of Arab descent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau—has been disproportionately targeted for watchlisting. Residents and civil liberties advocates have frequently argued the Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities in and around Dearborn are unfairly targeted by invasive law enforcement probes, unlawful profiling, and racism.

“New York” is a state so it’s not quite clear if that refers to just Manhattan, or other boroughs overflowing with Hamas and jihad supporting Muslims including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and possibly portions of New Jersey (e.g., the known Muslim terror hotspot Jersey City).

Dearborn has 2nd highest concentration of people designated as “known or suspected terrorists”

 According to Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System:

The second-highest concentration of people designated as “known or suspected terrorists” by the government is in Dearborn, Mich.—a city of 96,000 that has the largest percentage of Arab-American residents in the country.

And lots of Muslims too.

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