Missouri: Prosecutor drops charges against 2 foreign Muslims who tried to abduct 12-year-old girl for sex

via Enticement, harassment charges dropped against foreign military officers – The Rolla Daily News – Rolla, MO.

Two foreign military officers who were training at Fort Leonard Wood and charged in October of last year with enticement of a child and harassment had their charges dropped, Pulaski County Prosecuting attorney Kevin Hillman said Friday.

“The victim’s family and I discussed the situation, and they did not want her to go through the further traumatization of two trials,” Hillman said.

The two foreign officers charged were Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, of Jordan, and Antoine Chela, of Lebanon.

Hillman said the pair had the charges dropped as part of an agreement which required them to remain in jail for 90 days and pay for their incarceration costs, which were over $3,000 each.

“Right after the charges were dropped, the men were taken by Fort Leonard Wood officials and have to leave the country within 10 days. I expect them to be gone by Monday,” Hillman said.

“They can have no contact with minors and will not be allowed back in the country. The Department of Homeland Security will be tracking and monitoring the men until they leave the country.”

Hillman said dropping the charges was a tough call to make.

“This was a very difficult decision,” he said. “But the family did not want their daughter to be re-traumatizd, and I have to take that into consideration. If the men were convicted, the Missouri Department of Corrections could have deported them right after. It was not worth further ruining the young girl’s life.”

Hillman said Mefleh, who arrived in the U.S. in April 2013, was at the fort for the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Captains Career Course. Chela, arriving in October, was training at the fort for the Engineering Captains Career Course.

Why are we training Jordanian Muslims in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear warfare? Are they using them to oust Assad?

According to court records, the two men allegedly approached the young girl, 12, at a bus stop in October 2013 and asked the girl to enter their vehicle.

Later, the men later allegedly showed up at the front door of the girl’s home and asked her to unlock it.

When the men left the residence, the girl got the attention of a passing fire truck and reported what happened.

Roughly half an hour later after the girl reported the incident, Mefleh and Chela were arrested.

More detail from previous reports: Grand Jury indicts two foreign military officers for attempted child abduction

The victim told police that she was waiting for her younger sister at the bus stop when two men approached her on several occasions in an attempt to lure her into their vehicle, allegedly asking for sexual favors. Court documents state that the men asked the victim to “get into a car to go to a party and have sex,” and yelled at her to get into their vehicle.

After the victim ran into her home, according to the probable cause statement issued by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, the two men followed her to her home, banged on her door, and asked her if she “wanted to party,” and told her to unlock the door. After the men left, the victim ran outside and found a fireman in her neighbor to whom she reported the incident to.

This report was the latest of several reports over the past week of similar occurrences throughout the county in which men tried to lure girls into their vehicles.

Conclusion: Muslim immigration means sexual jihad.

St. Louis: Three Muslims indicted in food stamp fraud

via Three St. Louis-area men accused of food stamp fraud : News.

A federal grand jury here has indicted three convenience store workers for allegedly defrauding the food stamp program.

Charged with food stamp fraud are Alaa K. Jaber, 27, of Hazelwood, Rami M. Abou Amra, 35 of Troy, Ill., and Albraa K. Sabrah, 25, of Bridgeton.

Each was indicted by the jury on charges that they stole Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, referred to as food stamp benefits, while working at convenience stores in East St. Louis. The indictments allege that between 2010 and 2012 the men paid customers cash in exchange for food stamp benefits.

Jaber was charged with five counts; Amra and Sabrah were each charged in three counts. Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

More at Refugee Resettlement Watch.

As Muslim immigration and food stamp usage (More People on Food Stamps Than Are Working Full Time) has increased in the U.S., Muslim food stamp fraud has also exploded (no pun intended).

Missouri: 2 “Middle Eastern” military trainees try to abduct 12-year-old girl for sex

Mohammed quotient of 1.


via Deputies: 2 military trainees try to abduct 12-year-old in St. Louis area | khou.com Houston.

Two men training at Fort Leonard Wood are in custody after deputies say they tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Pulaski County Friday afternoon.

Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, 34, and Antoine Clela, 31, were charged with enticement of a child and harassment.

The victim told police she was playing with a sibling in her yard when Mefleh and Clela approached her several times and tried to lure her into their vehicle. She told officers they kept asking for sexual favors.

The suspects are with a foreign military in a middle eastern country and are part of a training mission at Fort Leonard Wood, just a couple miles from where the attempted abduction took place.

“There is no diplomatic immunity, they are guests and if they were diplomats it would be different, but they’re here on a training mission so we treat them like any other citizen charged with a crime,” said Sheriff Ron Long with Pulaski County.

Military officials are not yet commenting on this case although Sheriff Long said they are cooperating with investigation.

Deputies who responded to the scene located the suspects. They were arrested and remain at the Pulaski County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

More:  Men Stationed At Fort Leonard Wood Charged With Trying To Lure A Child For Sex

 A couple of men stationed at Fort Leonard Wood have been arrested and charged with trying to lure a 12-year-old into their vehicle for sex.

 The Pulaski County Sheriff says the two men are from Middle Eastern decent and are in their 30-s.

The girl says she was playing with a sibling in her front yard when the two men approached her on several occasions asking for sexual favors.

 Both men are in jail and are being held on a $200,000 bond.

Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh and Antoine Chlela had been temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for military training.

Update: Two Men Stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Charged With Harassment, Enticement

Thirty-four-year-old Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh of St. Roberts and 31-year-old Antoine Chela of Waynesville are jailed in Pulaski County on $200,000 bond on charges of harassment and enticement. No attorney is listed for either man in online court records.

The girl told police she was playing in a yard with a sibling when the men approached her several times.

A release from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department says the men are temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for military training purposes.

2 men are accused of trying to lure girl into car in Pulaski County

This report was the latest of several reports over the past week of similar occurrences throughout the county in which men tried to lure girls into their vehicles.
Sheriff Ron Long asks parents and guardians to make sure children are aware of possible dangers, and educate them on how to protect themselves from becoming targets for predators.

A reader reminds us of a similar incident now in court: Saudi sergeant arrested, admits raping 13-year old boy in Las Vegas hotel.

And there was this too 5 Iraqi immigrants arrested in Colorado gang-rape.

Conclusion: Muslim immigration means sexual jihad.

Kansas City: Muslim Gets 14 Years for Funding al-Qaida

via Missouri Man Gets 14 Years for Al-Qaida Support – ABC News.


A Kansas City businessman who swore an oath of allegiance to al-Qaida and three years ago pleaded guilty to providing financial support to the international terror group was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison, despite a plea from his attorney for lenience because of the risk he took by becoming an informant against the organization.

Khalid Ouazzani, 35, who pleaded guilty in May 2010 to bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to support a terrorist group, was sentenced in federal court in Kansas City.

Federal prosecutors claimed Ouazzani provided more than $23,000 to al-Qaida and had pledged more, with the hope of eventually traveling to the Middle East to join the fight against the U.S.

In his guilty plea, Ouazzani admitted making false claims to borrow money for a used auto parts business and wiring the proceeds to a bank in Dubai. That money was used to purchase an apartment in Dubai that later sold for a $17,000 profit, which was given to al-Qaida. Ouazzani also admitted sending the terror group $6,500 from the sale of his business.

Ouazzani, a married father of two who became a U.S. citizen in June 2006 [a Moroccan native], admitted in his plea bargain to bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to support a terrorist group after admitting he gave money and swore an oath of allegiance to the terror network in 2008.

At Ouazzani\’s sentencing hearing Monday, his attorney, Robin Fowler, asked U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs for a five-year sentence — Ouazzani already has served roughly 42 months — because his cooperation with federal authorities had landed his two co-conspirators in jail.

That makes him a snitch and a Muslim who provided support to al-Qaida, both of which puts his life behind bars in danger, Fowler said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Casey said the government recommended 15 years — sharply reduced from the roughly 30 years he could have gotten under sentencing guidelines — for supporting the terrorist group and committing bank fraud.

Sachs noted that the charge of supporting al-Qaida is a serious crime, and despite Ouazzani\’s cooperation in the separate case he needed to be adequately punished.

\”He did cooperate, as the judge stated, but that doesn\’t erase what he did,\” U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson said after the hearing. \”A lot of damage, a lot of lives could have been lost with that $23,000.\”

Federal officials said last year that Ouazzani was part of a small terror cell with two New York men, Sabirhan Hasanoff and Wesam El-Hanafi, both of whom pleaded guilty in June 2012 to their roles in the conspiracy.

After he was arrested in February 2010 on 33 counts, Ouazzani waived his Miranda rights and told investigators about Hasanoff and El-Hanafi. When confronted by information Ouazzani provided, the two New Yorkers pleaded guilty last year, Fowler said. Without his cooperation, both might still be involved with terrorism, he said.

Ouazzani, who wrote an eight-page letter to the judge apologizing for his actions, addressed the court before Sachs handed down the sentence.

“I make no excuses for the crimes I committed,” he said. “I’m not proud of the mistakes I’ve made. I’m ashamed.”

Ouazzani’s contributions to al-Qaida went through Hasanoff, a Brooklyn accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers who moved to Dubai in 2007, according to court documents. El-Hanafi, who accepted Ouazzani’s oath of allegiance to al-Qaida, was an information security specialist in Brooklyn with Lehman Brothers before moving to Dubai around 2005.

The three met in Brooklyn in May 2008 to discuss membership in the terrorist organization, about a year after El-Hanafi had connected with two experienced terrorists in Yemen, court records show.

From a previous post after his arrest:

“It’s probably widespread, more so than we’d like to think,” said Dennis Lormel, a retired FBI agent who headed the government’s terrorist financing investigative unit after 9/11. “You can get into semantics about amounts, but this guy is not the only guy out there doing this type of thing.

Missouri: Muslim who opened fire at bus terminal killing 1 on eve of 9/11, committed

Committed to jihad and crazy like a fox?

Mohamed Dawod

This occurred two years ago and we only stumbled on it recently while researching why the Boston Globe still reports the Ft. Hood jihadist’s motive as unknown.

via Killing at Springfield, Mo., bus terminal investigated : News.

September 10, 2011 3:26 pm

Police in Springfield, Mo., were seeking a motive in the killing there on Thursday of a man waiting to board a bus for St. Louis.

Justin Hall, 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was preparing to board a Greyhound bus when he was shot in the back. Mohamed H. Dawod, 25, of Glendale, Ariz., was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

Witnesses told police that Dawod was trying to fire more shots but that his pistol, a .22-cal. semi-automatic, jammed. Other passengers subdued Dawod and held him until police arrived.

The attack appeared to be unprovoked, according to court documents.

Hall and Dawod had been on a bus traveling from Amarillo, Texas, to St. Louis that had stopped over in Springfield. Witnesses said Hall and Dawod had not talked to each other on the bus. Continue reading

Illinois, Maine, Arizona Muslims among Kenyan Mall Massacre killers

According to a post by Jean-Patrick Grumberg at Dreuz.info, Muslims from Illinois, Maine, and Arizona were listed by al Shabaab along with the Muslims from Minnesota & Kansas City as being among the Islamic killers that perpetraded the Kenyan Mall Massacre.

We re-arranged the Dreuze.info list putting the Muslims that were living in America at the top of the list.

  • Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22 ans, de Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid. 24 ans de Minneapolis [Minnesota]
  • Gen Mustafe Noorudiin. 27 ans, de Kansas City. MO
  • Abdelkarem Ali Mohamed, 21 ans, d’Illinois
  • Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan 22 ans, du Maine
  • Shafie Die 25 ans, de Tucson Arizona


  • Abdirizak Mouled, 24 ans, d’Ontario Canada
  • Ahmed Nasir Shirdoon, 24 ans, de Londres GB
  • Sayid Nuh, 25 ans, de Kismayu, Somalie
  • Sa’d Daud 23 ans, Damas Syrie
  • Mohammed Bader 25 ans, d’Aleppo Syrie
  • Ismael Guled, 23 ans, Helsinky Finlande
  • Zaki Jama Caraale, 20 ans, d’Hargeisa, Somalie
  • Qasim Said Mussa, 22 ans, Garissa, Kenya
  • Eliko Mamedoff, 27 ans, Dagestan
  • Moulid Ahmed 24 ans, Gävleborgs Län, Sweden

He posted a screen shot from Twitter – the account now suspended – however the names of those living in the U.S. were not in the screen shot.

Please note that the source is al Shabaab and the Islamic principle of striking fear into the hearts of the unbelievers is in play. This has not been confirmed by U.S. authorities as of this posting.

Apparently not much has changed since this 2011 post, Somali-Americans from Minnesota Leave US to Wage Jihad, FBI Unaware.

Muslims from Minnesota & Kansas City Among Gunmen in Kenya Mall Attack

Death toll now up to 68. Back story here – Muslim terrorists kill 68, injure 150+ in Kenya mall attack targeting non-Muslims.

The latest via 2 Kenya attackers from Minnesota, CNN reports | kare11.com.

ATLANTA – Sources within Al Shabaab have released the names of nine of the alleged attackers in the Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall massacre, including two people from Minnesota, according to CNN.

Al Shabaab told CNN that the names are on the Shabaab twitter account. That account has now been closed down, but CNN has obtained the names.

CNN reports Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, of St. Paul, and Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, were among the names listed.

The others, all men in their 20s, are from Missouri, Canada, London, Finland and Somolia.

According to the Associated Press, Kenyan police say they have begun a major assault to end the two-day hostage crisis at the Nairobi mall, in which 68 people have died.

A third Muslim from the U.S. is named at The PJ Tatler

Al-Shabaab is claiming that there are American gunmen among those still holed up in the Westgate mall in a standoff with Kenyan and Israeli special forces.

The Somali al-Qaeda affiliate tweeted a series of names on its latest account before Twitter against suspended the group. Al-Shabaab has been creating new accounts each time they get shut down but a movement of pro-Kenyan tweeters has been tracking down the new accounts and complaining to Twitter.

“We received permission to disclose the names of our mujahideen inside #Westgate,” their latest account tweeted.

They proceeded to tweet the names one by one, including Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, “native” of St. Paul, Minn., Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, and Gen Mustafe Noorudiin, 27, of Kansas City, Mo.


via Twitchy, CNN reports three Kenya mall attackers are from the United States:

Sara Pratley (@cnnsara) September 22, 2013

CNN is reporting that three of the Kenya mall attackers are from the United States.

CNN has learned that two of the Kenya mall attackers are from Minnesota and one from Kansas City, Missouri.—
Stephanie Goggans (@StephGoggansCNN) September 22, 2013

NBC’s Kansas City affiliate:

#BREAKINGNEWS – Suspect in #Kenya Mall attack reported to be from KC.—
41 Action News (@41ActionNews) September 22, 2013

#BREAKING – NBC affiliate @41ActionNews reports suspect in #Kenya Mall attack reported to be from Kansas City.—
Kenny Holmes NBC (@KHOLMESlive) September 22, 2013

CNN also reports that the State Department is increasingly confident Americans were involved:

State Dept official tells Elise Labott they’re still trying to match names but becoming more confident American citizens were involved—
Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) September 22, 2013

The official says they have been concerned and raising alarm bells about al-Shabaab recruitment in the Somali-American community—
Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) September 22, 2013

CNN said it obtained the information from sources inside al-Shabaab. The U.S. State Department has not confirmed any of the names.

Mugshot for a 22-year old from Minnesota by same name as one of gunman, Ahmed Mohamud Isse. No confirmation yet. FBI just beginning to investigate.


Kansas City: Muslim attorney launches sharia law practice

A solution waiting for a problem? via KC attorney specializes in Shariah law | Missouri Lawyers Media. h/t @CausingFitna

Even as anti-Shariah legislation roils statehouses, including in Missouri, one Kansas City attorney has launched a new practice precisely in that field.

Ahsan Latif said that, like any good businessman, he saw a need and is now filling it.

“It’s a way of allowing Muslims to fulfill their faith commitment and also at the same time getting comfortable with lawyers and law,” Latif said.

Latif, an associate at MKL, is adding Shariah services to his practice precisely at a time when some state legislators are feverishly working at keeping it out of their borders.

The Missouri Senate on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 267, the so-called “Civil Liberties Defense Act,” which would have voided any court arbitration, tribunal or administrative agency decisions that are based on foreign law, and which are “repugnant” and “inconsistent” with the state and U.S. constitutions.

The House, however, failed to muster the votes needed for an override.

The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, has insisted the bill is not anti-Shariah. In an email request to discuss the bill, referring to “Shariah” law, the Senator’s executive legislative assistant, Jessica Johnson,  replied, “checked with the Senator, and he has no idea what you are talking about and has no knowledge of a Sharia law bill.” A subsequent request to discuss SB267 was met with: “I spoke with the Senator and he has no interest [in] talking with you about this.”

Few Missouri lawyers list themselves as focusing on Shariah law, but it’s a bit more common in other areas of the country with higher Muslim populations.

Quality reporting. Just how many lawyers do list themselves as focusing on sharia law? Apparently Latif isn’t the only one waiting for a sharia problem to arise in Kansas City.

Despite the controversy, Latif downplayed any fear he or other firm members may have of any negative reaction about his new practice area.

“I’m not particularly worried about any backlash,” Latif said. “The way I look at it, the best possible thing I can do is go out there and represent myself and my religion in the best way possible with my clients and in the community.”

Latif, who is Muslim and grew up in Lexington, where his father practiced medicine, said he believes the call to ban Shariah law is grounded in fear of “other,” of something different than what many in the U.S. have grown up with and are familiar with.

Latif is the vice president of crescentpeace.org and on his web page links to an area mosque – likely his own – that had posted on its website:

The Islamic Center of Johnson County, Inc., unequivocally affirms the Qur’an and the Sunnah as its eternal and ultimate constitution.

“When these issues come up, the average person in America doesn’t have the context of understanding, and it becomes much more ‘out there’ than it is,” Latif said. “And it’s sad because it’s distracting and because it gets tied up in what people are doing overseas, and it becomes something ‘other’ or ‘dangerous,’ when, in reality, it’s a difference between cultural practices.”

We bet it’s distracting to point out the evils of Islamic sharia law and how women and children are brutalized by it. Latif wants to cash in on sharia. Continue reading

Your Daily Muslim & the Muslim March on 9/11

Another episode of Your Daily Muslim…in time for the Million Muslim March on 9/11.

US Muslim convert Chris “Isa” Hodge has managed to convince himself that absolutely crazy, unbelievable crap is real. Just like every other friendless idiot who gets pulled into a cult out of a deep-seated need for acceptance and belonging, Hodge found his way to radical Islam. However, the cult Hodge ended up with takes others with them when they commit mass suicide.

Obviously, anyone who could accept Islam as being true is several stones short of a rock garden. To the stupid, pedophilic, and gullible, Islam might be appealing – it guarantees an eternity of drunken sex, a social life that consists of a bunch of men bending over together, and even the possibility of marrying your neighbor’s daughter. It is unknown exactly how many of those three categories Hodge falls into.

“Muslims have been in this country long before the white man ever touched the shore.” Uhh, no. The first European expeditions to the continent of North America, led by the Vikings, were not Islamic. Neither were the arrivals of pilgrims in the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s sad how deluded Hodge has tricked himself into being; he has convinced himself to deny facts just to try to fit in better with his braindead BFFs. Then again, Islam and rational thought are antithetical.

Hodge is involved with the Million Muslim March, a provocation against the people of the United States of America. The Muslims’ plan is to have 1 million Muslims march on Washington DC on September 11. Really? Why that day, of all days? Oh wait, it’s because the spineless leftists who bend over to appease Muslims every chance they get will allow it. Hodge has spoken out in favor of the rally, and is trying to draw support for it, claiming it is a movement of peace and unity. Really, it’s just a way for Islam to spit in the face of the USA. Hopefully the Million Muslim March is surrounded by naked lesbians having sex while drinking and covering each other with bacon.

Or two million bikers.

1237733_573360716060112_54175270_nPS: To the Union Iron Workers M. C. who is taking his crew down to the rally and left a message asking how to sign up, find contact info here.

Visit “2 Million Bikers to DC” Facebook Page.

Visit “2 Million Bikers to DC FL” Facebook Page.

Missouri: Notorious Muslim who left Islam flips again (video)

Two posts too many but since we previously posted this Video: Notorious U.S. Muslim leaves Islam, says no joy in Islam, an update is appropriate. We commented on his “supposed” conversion. It didn’t last long.

In this later video he’s flipped back to Islam. And he appears to be living his words of ‘no joy in Islam’.

The logical conclusions are that he’s under duress from all his Muslim homeboys and the penalty for being an apostate – death – was too much to bare or he lied, is on drugs or simply mentally unstable.

You choose.

Presumably he’ll be back to telling the truth about Islamic history as he did on his jihadi blog:

One of his recent entries glorifies Muslim bloodlust: “The Prophet (SAS) was a warrior and many of the Sahabah that he loved were straight-up killers.” (SAS is an Arabic notation of respect which literally translates, “Allah prayed over him and gave him peace,” while the Sahabah refers to the companions of Muhammad.)

Lee also brags that “Islam spread through jihad and was sustained by the sword of very masculine men,” who took “young girls” as sex slaves from the ranks of the kaffir, or infidels.

Kansas City: Muslim Brotherhood-founded group holds rally for MB “martyrs”

Tahrir Square – Kansas City. Minus the rapes, al Qaeda flags and killings. Not that the media would report on it if any of that did happen. via Timeline Photos | Facebook. h/t @CausingFitna


via DiscoverTheNetworks:

In May 2005, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross reported in The Weekly Standard that MAS is a U.S. front group for the Muslim Brotherhood — a claim supported by a September 19, 2004 Chicago Tribune story — and, as such, wishes to see the United States governed by sharia, or Islamic law. “The message that all countries should be ruled by Islamic law,” writes Gartenstein-Ross, “is echoed throughout MAS’s membership curriculum. For example, MAS requires all its adjunct members to read Fathi Yakun’s book To Be a Muslim. In that volume, Yakun spells out his expansive agenda: ‘Until the nations of the world have functionally Islamic governments, every individual who is careless or lazy in working for Islam is sinful.’”

MAS’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood were confirmed on August 14, 2007, as The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported:

“As the terror-support trial of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) continued today, FBI agent Lara Burns testified that a phonebook found at the home of Ismail Elbarrasse — un-indicted co-conspirator and former assistant to HAMAS leader Musa Abu Marzook — listed the names and numbers of the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in the United States. On the first page of the phonebook under the title ‘Members of the Board of Directors’ were fifteen names. Among those names are Ahmad Elkadi, Jamal Badawi, and Omar Soubani: the founding incorporators of the Muslim American Society (MAS).”

More on the Muslim American Society:

Imprisoned US Brotherhood Leader Testifies that Muslim American Society (MAS) is the Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim American Society official calls bin Laden a “Visionary”

Muslim American Society leader admits group IS part of Muslim Brotherhood

MAS-KC Hijabis hit the shooting range

2004 Chicago Tribune expose: A rare look at secretive Muslim Brotherhood in America

Missouri: Muslim criminals file lawsuit, want Gitmo-style Ramadan

Masjid Gitmo is setting a high bar…for dhimmitude. via Muslim inmates file discrimination suit | Springfield News-Leader

Six Muslim inmates — including four federal prisoners — held in the Greene County Jail have sued the sheriff and other officials, claiming discrimination based on religion.

In a handwritten complaint filed in federal court, the inmates say they have been denied congregational Friday prayer, no access to religious materials such as the Quran and Hadith and insufficient space for daily prayers.

The men are seeking $20 million in damages under the Civil Rights Act, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and the U.S. Constitution.

“This institution is violating several fundamental practices of a common religion,” the complaint reads.

“The policy and procedure of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department is designed to prejudice and deiscreminate against any religion not christain in nature,” the legal document says, misspellings included.

The documents were filed July 24, during Muslim observance of Ramadan.

Although the holy month was not mentioned specifically in court documents, the inmates do make mention of fasting.

During Ramadan, many Muslims only eat before sunrise and after sunset.

“We are not recieving our meals until 10:30 p.m. when we should be getting them at 8 p.m. so that we can break our fast,” the inmate wrote, with another misspelling.

The inmates cite overcrowding in the jail as the reason they are not being given “the proper place or space to pray in our cells.”

The inmates also claim they are being punished for trying to clean themselves before prayer.

“Being a Muslim in this facility is causing us cruel and unusual punishment and anguish.”

All six inmates are representing themselves in the lawsuit.

Although he declined to address specific accusations, Sheriff Arnott described generally the accommodations afforded Muslims in the jail.

“We do have Qurans,” Arnott said, adding that the texts can be found in the jail library and inmates are allowed to have the books in their cells.

He said the kitchen will prepare meals at special times to allow for the observance of Ramadan.

Alternative food choices are available to allow for the diets of various religions, Arnott said.

As far as providing a religious leader to inmates, Arnott said the jail relies on the Islamic Center of Springfield.

“Last year, we couldn’t get anybody from the Islamic center,” Arnott said.

“But they can still practice.”

“I’m not aware of anything that would impede them from practicing their religion.”

And that should be the response to all frivolous complaints by Muslims, including Hamas-linked CAIR, falsely claiming their rights are being infringed upon.

Missouri: AG backed out of deal to free Saudi accussed of murder

via Motion: AG backed out of deal to free Saudi.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Political pressure forced Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office to back out of a deal that could have led to the release of a Saudi national accused of paying his roommate to kill a bar owner, attorneys for Ziyad Abid say in a motion filed with the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.

Abid, 24, a former University of Central Missouri student studying aviation, has been behind bars since his arrest Sept. 5 on first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges in the Sept. 1 shooting of Blaine Whitworth, who owned two bars in Warrensburg. Abid was arrested after his roommate, Reginald Singletary Jr., told investigators he killed Whitworth but said Abid paid him to do it, according to a court record.

Singletary is being held on $1 million bond on the same charges as Abid. Defense attorneys attempted to depose him Tuesday, but he refused to answer any questions under oath, defense attorney Pat Peters said. Both he and Abid have pleaded not guilty.

In the appeals court motion, Peters wrote that Johnson County Sheriff Charles Heiss contacted Koster on Monday and told him he did not approve of the agreement, causing the attorney general to change his mind.

The Saudi Arabian government posted $2 million bond in April, but Circuit Judge Michael Wagner said it didn’t meet stipulations set by Wagner’s predecessor, Jacqueline Cook. Wagner ordered Abid to remain in jail on no bond because he believes the Saudi is a flight risk or could be deported by the federal government if released.

After months of wrangling between attorneys and Wagner over whether Abid is entitled to post bond, Johnson County prosecutor Lynn Stoppy convened a grand jury Friday that returned an indictment charging Abid with the same two crimes. Stoppy dropped the previous counts and charged him with them again, setting in motion a scenario in which she and defense attorneys could seek a new judge and new venue for the trial.

Koster’s office proposed those actions to Stoppy and had confirmed that Ray County Judge David Miller would accept the case and most likely release Abid on bond, according to the appeals court motion filed Wednesday. In return, Abid’s attorneys, who had asked for a speedy trial and insisted on starting Aug. 20, as scheduled, agreed to a continuance.

John Leger, who represents the Saudi consulate in Houston, sent a letter Monday to the Johnson County court clerk authorizing the $2 million to be transferred to Ray County. Miller had agreed to set a hearing for Tuesday, where bond conditions were to be set and Abid would be released, the motion said.

But Monday afternoon, Koster contacted Stoppy while she was in court and told her he was backing out of the agreement, the motion said.

The appeals court on Wednesday ordered Wagner to file suggestions by noon Aug. 5 in response to the motion, which seeks to have him removed from the case, Abid freed from jail and the case moved to Ray County.

Are the Saudi’s buying people off to change the venue, change the judge and change the prosecutors? We know they Buy American Girls.

St. Louis: Somali Muslim shoots three dead, not news

Because it doesn’t fit the agenda.

Family members arrive after four people were found dead inside A K  Home Health Care, located inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Family members arrive after four people were found dead inside A K Home Health Care, located inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

via St. Louis gunman was immigrant whose demeanor changed after divorce, Somali UN official says – The Washington Post.

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis businessman who killed three employees before turning the gun on himself was a Somali immigrant, described by friends as an intelligent man who was quick to reach out to other new-arriving Somalis, but who had lingering anger years after the divorce from his first wife.

Police say 59-year-old Ahmed Dirir walked into his business, AK Home Health Care LLC, on Thursday afternoon, got into a brief argument, and then shot his three employees. Killed were 44-year-old Khadra Muse of Olivette, Mo., 29-year-old Seaeed Abdulla of St. Louis, and 54-year-old Bernice Solomon-Redd of East St. Louis, Ill.

Dirir, Muse and Abdulla were all from Somalia, said Omar Jamal of the Somali mission to the U.N. Jamal, who often gets involved in issues of high interest involving Somalis in the U.S., said he spoke with several friends and relatives of Dirir and the victims, including the wives of Dirir and Abdulla.

The home health agency was headquartered in a small business incubator building in a former movie theater on Cherokee Street, a revitalizing mixed-race neighborhood about five miles south of downtown St. Louis.

Police Capt. Michael Sack said Dirir used a semi-automatic handgun. Video surveillance showed what appeared to be a verbal dispute, followed a short time later by shots that penetrated an inside wall, Sack said. Neighbors in other businesses in the building called police after hearing gunfire.

A records search found no previous criminal record for Dirir except a couple of speeding cases. There was no record that he had a permit to carry a firearm.

Police haven’t disclosed a motive, but Jamal said the relatives and friends of Dirir he spoke with described a marked change in his demeanor after he and his wife divorced in Texas years earlier. It wasn’t clear when the divorce was finalized, though friends said Dirir had remarried.

Jamal said about 2,000 Somali immigrants are living in St. Louis.

Another source said this: Somalis are the third-largest refugee group in the St. Louis region, behind Bosnians and Vietnamese, with an estimated 3,000 living here.

More: Owner kills three people, then himself, at Cherokee Street business

Mohamed Noor, 34, of St. Louis, said he used to work with Dirir. Noor stood outside a Somali-owned grocery near where the shooting took place Thursday evening with several others who said they were heartbroken over the shootings.

“We joked around, we chilled together,” Noor said of Dirir.

Noor said Dirir was still reeling from a difficult divorce from his first wife and was stressed over financial problems. Dirir had married again, friends said.

“He told me for two or three years, ‘I’m going to kill people and then myself,’ but nobody took him seriously,” Noor said.

Apparently Mohamed Noor didn’t take him seriously either.

On Friday evening, Yusuf Dirir saw his father again — this time, to wash his body in keeping with Muslim burial tradition.

Missouri: Saudi Muslim on student visa held in murder of bar owner

But Obama ended restrictions on Saudis entering the U.S. and he’s importing them in record numbers while DHS allows Saudi’s to bypass passport travel controls. via Saudi remains behind bars after $2M bond posted. The result:

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — Ziyad Abid was a Missouri college student aspiring to become a pilot like his father back home in Saudi Arabia when he was accused of paying his roommate to kill a local bar owner. The judge set bond at $2 million, completely out of reach for his family — but not for the Saudi government.

The money came in. Yet two months later, Abid remains jailed because a judge is refusing to let him out. The judge acknowledged he may be violating the Missouri Constitution, which allows suspects to be held without bond only in capital murder cases.

But the judge won’t budge. Or explain why. Continue reading


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