Kansas City: Pro-Hamas Muslims threaten American (video)

In every U.S. city where Muslims protest in favor of Hamas, they threaten Americans. It will only get worse as the “tiny minority” grows rapidly and more violent. via CausingFitna.

Ban immigration of Muslims. ASAP. Your children and theirs will thank you.

National media seem to be intentionally ignoring the trend of escalating Muslim violence and threats in the U.S…in the last week:

Los Angeles: 4 Muslims Arrested for Attacking Jews at Pro-Israel Rally

San Fran police allowed Muslims to attack Jews at pro-Israel demo (video)

CAIR-Hamas Leader Blames Jews in Arabic Tweets, But Not in English

Chicago Palestinians/Hamas threaten Jews with violence

NYC pro-Israel rally threatened with jihad suicide bombing

Brooklyn: Muslim arrested in “knock out” attempt on Jew

A “predominantly Muslim neighborhood”…in Texas

Which came first, the mosque or the predominantly Muslim neighborhood? via KXXV-TV – Central Texas News for Waco, Temple, Killeen. h/t the excellent, yet apparently now defunct, Halalporkshop (if you want to post here let us know)

KILLEEN – Some vandalism that occurred overnight Tuesday, July 1, has some neighbors from a predominantly Muslim neighborhood on edge.

Four families on Omar Dr. and Medina Dr. in Killeen, found their car tires slashed Wednesday morning. Two similar incidents occurred on Barcelona Dr. and Onion Rd.

Ausaf Khan has lived near the Islamic Center of Greater Killeen on Omar Dr. since 2005.

He said this type of vandalism is unusual in this area.

“This is a peaceful neighborhood. Never had [a] problem,” said Khan.

He said he does not believe he was a target, but he still feels uneasy about the situation.

“Whoever did this could do more than [what he did]. He could come with a gun next time and he could [fire], so that is kind of scary,” said Khan.

One neighbor who did not want to go on camera said this could be a hate crime because most of the victims are Muslims from Pakistan.

However, Killeen Police Department Public Information Officer Carroll Smith said police did not believe this is a hate crime. She said the victims did not tell officers they felt targeted and similar crimes happened in two other areas of the city.

 It starts with a few Muslims. Then comes the mosque. The next thing you know it’s a predominantly Muslim neighborhood.

Houston: Mosque protests plans for new bar

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Houston, we have a problem…with sharia. The Islamic Society of Greater Houston wants sharia to take precedent over local zoning laws. Also note how dhimmi Nicole Appelby titled the article, via Ramadan ruined? Mosque and neighbors protest plans for new Houston bar – CultureMap Houston. h/t LOOK UNDER THE BURKA

A proposed new Little Woodrow’s location — the seventh Houston patio bar in the growing chain — is drawing opposition from neighborhood residents on an eclectic Upper Kirby street that includes a mosque, farmers market, office buildings and expensive townhomes.

Over the weekend, customers at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market noticed a sign stating that the chain has made a request to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a permit for a Little Woodrow’s Kirby Ice House. The sign is posted on a vacant lot on Eastside Street between the farmers market and the Bammel Park townhome subdivision and across the street from the headquarters of Dress for Success and the Islamic Society of Greater Houston.

Plans include a rustic 5,000 square-foot-building with a 2,000 square-foot outdoor patio centered around a large oak tree on the property, Little Woodrow’s owner Danny Evans revealed to CultureMap. “We are a well-known neighborhood style bar. I’ve always put the locations in the upscale, prime areas of Houston that have the need for a neighborhood gathering place,” Evans said.

Evans argues there is a need for a “really nice” neighborhood bar in the densely populated area with lots of professionals within a radius of a few blocks. “I am sure there are going to be people who wish that this bar wasn’t going to be there but their options are either us or a high rise office building. It’s a great piece of property, and it is what it is,” he said.

But officials for Dress for Success, located almost directly across the street from the proposed bar, say they are concerned with security problems. Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, located just a little over 300 feet from the proposed bar, are worried that the rowdy atmosphere will upset the spiritual nature of the mosque where hundreds pray. And the head of the Bammel Park Homeowners Association, located next door to the lot where the bar may be built, is troubled about the possibility of excessive noise in the quiet neighborhood.

The Islamic Society of Greater Houston, which has been located on Eastside Street for over 30 years, is concerned that the bar will endanger the spiritual nature of the oldest and most centrally-located mosque in Houston. “Having a bar across the street would threaten the sacredness of our services,”  said a mosque spokesman who asked not to be identified.

Officials are also concerned about parking and security issues as worshippers come to the mosque at night for meals (the mosque serves over 200 meals a night to families this month during Ramadan) and other social services. They are worried that worshippers could potentially be verbally harassed as they walk past the bar from the bus stop on Richmond Avenue to the mosque.

Mosque officials believe the new bar is violating the spirit if not the letter of the law as TABC regulations prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages “within 300 feet of a public or private school, church and/or public hospital.” They believe that Little Woodrow’s moved their front door around to the side to meet the requirement. Little Woodrow’s owner Evans said no such changes were made. “This was never an issue and the entrance was always more than 300 feet away,” he said.

The mosque did not hear about the plans of the bar to open until Steve Bolton, president of the Bammel Park Homeowners Association, sent out an email to the entire neighborhood. Bolton believes the bar will drive down property values and increase the noise level. The upscale townhome complex is only a few feet away from the proposed Little Woodrow’s property line.

Parking is also a major issue, Bolton said. “If the bar were to open, students from Lamar High School (who park in the area) will be parking right across the street from a bar,” he said.

Evans said the bar will have more than 300 parking spaces and the big live oak tree in the backyard will remain, creating a park-like feel with a lot of outdoor space. He said that a fence will be raised to eight feet at neighbors’ suggestions and other landscaping accommodations will be made.

The bar also plans to feature over 60 beers on tap with state of the art televisions and audio system. Evans said this location will have high-end furnishings with the same rustic Texas ranch decor from all of the other locations.

“We are aware of our surroundings and we are taking that into consideration with our design. Little Woodrow’s is not a loud place,” he said.

Parking spaces, noise, housing prices – sounds very much like those who oppose mosques in their neighborhoods yet always lose.

They’re crossing the borders illegally and imposing sharia once they establish fortresses in the host nation.

New Jersey: Jews help fund $5M Muslim Brotherhood mosque near Princeton

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via After 18 years of renting in Princeton, Institute of Islamic Studies to build West Windsor mosque | NJ.com.

The Institute of Islamic Studies has held its religious observances in a rented space on Princeton Hightstown Road since the group formed 18 years ago. But tonight, members of the growing congregation will break ground on their own place of worship after years of fundraising to make it happen.

The congregation has grown to about 350 families — 1,200 individuals — and two years ago it acquired 7.17 acres of vacant land at 2030 Old Trenton Road to construct a mosque with space to house youth programming.

“It’s a historic moment for us, and very emotional at the same time,” said Sajid Syed, a member of IIS board of trustees. “It’s very exciting.”

The groundbreaking ceremony tonight will include remarks by Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, recitation of the Quran and prayers from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The new spot less than a mile away from the current location at 379 Princeton Hightstown Road will cost $5 million, and the group has raised about 60 percent of the funds so far, Syed said.

That gives them enough to begin site work and planning, and construction will occur in phases until it is completed, sometime in 2016, Syed said.

In the meantime, IIS will continue its fundraising efforts to generate the remainder of the funds.

“People from all walks of life supported us. We’re very happy to say most of our neighbors came out to support us,” Syed said. “Now we need to continue to acquire additional funds.”

The free-standing building will include a youth center with a basketball court and space for fitness classes and programs for people of all faiths, Syed said.

Not only is Syed appreciative of those who donated to the project thus far, including the Beth Chaim congregation in West Windsor that has been one of IIS’ “biggest supporters,” but he’s “very excited and thankful to God for our freedom that we can build a mosque,” he said.

Shoebat.com writes, Wealthy American Jews help Major Muslim Jihadists build $5 Million Mosque in U.S.:

The Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), which is building the West Windsor mosque, is connected to al-Qaeda and Chechen terrorists through one of its most prominent lecturers and has raised approximately 60 percent of the funds necessary to pay for the $5 million structure. IIS continues to raise funds after having an official groundbreaking ceremony on July 12th.

As for the al-Qaeda connection, it has to do with a very prominent lecturer for IIS named Mazen Mokhtar, who also serves as the Executive Director of Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Muslim American Society (MAS), which holds 501(c)(3) tax exempt status despite its previous Executive Director – Mahdi Bray – being caught on video raising money for Hamas, as Shoebat.com reported. Hamas seeks the elimination of Israel. That would be the same Israel that is supposedly being represented by Congregation Beth Chaim and its Rabbi Eric B. Wisnia.

In 2004, the Washington Post reported the following about current MAS Executive Director and IIS lecturer Mokhtar:

Mazen Mokhtar, an Egyptian-born imam and political activist, operated a Web site identified in an affidavit unsealed Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut. The Web site solicited funds for the Taliban and Chechen mujaheddin, according to the affidavit. It is an exact replica of Web sites operated by Babar Ahmad, who was arrested in England on a U.S. extradition warrant this week.

The affidavit said the New Jersey home of the mirror Web site operator, identified on a Web site as Mokhtar, was searched in the recent past and that copies of Azzam Publications sites, operated by Ahmad, were found on Mokhtar’s computer’s hard drive and files.

According to a 2005 article, Azzam Publications and its corresponding website – www.azzam.com (no longer in use) – was named after al-Qaeda founder Abdullah Azzam.

It appears that Mokhtar also had a connection to the mastermind of the 2004 Beslan school massacre that left 186 children dead through http://www.minna.com (a mirror site to azzam.com). Materials being sold on the site were essentially being used for PR purposes to help Shamil Basayev:

On Mokhtar’s Minna site, in the page titled ‘Jihad in Chechnya,’ a video CD depicting terrorist operations was being sold through the website. On the bottom of the page, it states, “Any enquiries regarding the content of this CD should be directed to the Islamic Army of the Caucasus, to Field Commander Shamil Basayev, Field Commander Khattab or their spokesman Movladi Udogov.” In September of 2004, Shamil Basayev claimed responsibility for the Beslan school massacre in Russia, which left over 300 dead, mostly children.

Mokhtar’s facebook page is laden with Muslim Brotherhood friends and symbols. The four finger salute that has come to represent Muslim Brotherhood solidarity in Egypt, known as R4BIA is quite prevalent on the page. Mokhtar was born in Egypt according to his bio. People who Mokhtar counts as his friends include Esam Omeish, once a prominent figure at the notorious Dar al-Hijrah mosque who hired Anwar al-Awlaki as an imam there, as Shoebat.com reported, and Mahdi Bray, mentioned above.

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Global Mosque Report: June 2014

via Global Mosque Report: June 2014 | Gates of Vienna

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.

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Florida

Ramadan report featured Islamic Society of Brevard mosque in south Melbourne. Its spokesman said that even though the mosque had been expanded three times, congregants occasionally had to pray in the parking lot.

Report on the $1.9 million renovation of the Islamic Center of Greater Miami serving the community of South Florida Muslims estimated at about a hundred and fifty thousand. The renovations include a plush $25,000 gold and maroon carpet, cushions, and copper-toned dome.

Idaho

Islamic Society of Pocatello excited about construction of its mosque due for completion at the end of June. “It’s going to be a very open space,” said general secretary of the Islamic Society, Daniel Hummel. According to another report, the Islamic Society of Southeastern Idaho took on a big project when it decided to convert an old fast food outlet into a sacred space.

Illinois

Report on Ramadan activities of Chicago-area Muslims. On fasting, Imam Hisham AlQaisi of the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park said it’s “akin to the saying of you don’t know what you have until you don’t have it.”

New Jersey

A Midland Park resident appealed to the borough against the decision of its Zoning Board to approve an application by an Islamic foundation to convert a Korean church on Irving Street into a mosque. “I find the application incomplete, at a minimum, and defective,” Joan Doumas said in her letter of appeal.

Michigan

Two Korans found burnt near a mosque in Dearborn. Previously, Pastor Terry Jones and a group of motorcyclists had announced a rally against the threat of Islamic law being implemented in the U.S. This was due to take place on Flag Day, 14 June 2014, in front of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.

Minnesota

Report on the closure of a historic Catholic church in St. Paul that has re-opened as a mosque. Feisal M. Elmi, spokesman for Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, said, “There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space.”

New York State

Jose Sanchez, owner of a boxing gym in an East Harlem tenement, embroiled in a row with his landlord after the latter leased the premises to a West African spiritual leader for his displaced Masjid Aqsa Mosque. Sanchez plans to take his case to the Manhattan Housing Court.

Terror investigation led to major drug bust at the Islamic Center of Flatbush.

Tennessee

US Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a group of neighbors who tried unsuccessfully to block construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. See here and here for the role played by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in defense of the mosque.

The case against a burial site at the same mosque was also dismissed.

Canada

Alberta

The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC) announced special arrangements would be in place to ensure taxi services would run as normal during Calgary Stampede week despite coinciding with Ramadan. Atthar Mahmood, vice-president of the council, said “To assure that all services are available to the guests and for the taxi drivers, the ISCC will be providing Iftari (ending fast) at the Al Madinah Downtown location at 421 Riverfront Ave. S.E. Delicious foods and drinks will be accessible to drivers and Muslim Stampede visitors, along with evening prayers. People will be able to undo their fast here and offer prayers, then they can resume their services to our beautiful city visitors.”

Ontario

Two Mississaugan Muslims lodged a complaint with Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after being issued with parking tickets while attending mosque prayers. They believe the early Friday afternoon parking restriction discriminates against Muslims.

We’ve only posted from the U.S. and Canada sections however there is uch, much more from far too many countries at GoV.

A few more from the Creeping Sharia category: mosque.

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.

 

FBI Report: Boston Bomber Posed With Black Flag of Jihad at Local Mosque

“Behind every Islamic terrorist there is an Imam…” ~ the late Oriana Fallaci

And you can find them in the local mosque. via Before Boston Attack, Alleged Bomber Posed With Black Flag of Jihad at Local Mosque – ABC News.

Months before the 2013 terror attack on the Boston Marathon, accused bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev posed in front of a black flag often associated with jihad with a fellow worshiper at a Boston-area mosque, according to an FBI report obtained by ABC News.

The FBI report, which did not include the photo, describes Tsarnaev and his friend Khairullozhon Matanov as “seated in front of a black flag with a sword and a shadada phrase,” referring to the Muslim statement of faith, and adds that the photo was taken “at the mosque.” Similar flags have become symbols of jihad, used by al Qaeda and al Qaeda-linked extremist groups.Flag_of_Jihad

The FBI had been warned by Russian intelligence in 2011 that Tsarnaev may have become radicalized, but the bureau dropped its inquiry months before the photo was taken because it said it “did not find any terrorism activity.”

The FBI report says the alarming photograph was taken on Eid-Al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, the highest of Muslim holidays, but does not say exactly when. A source familiar with the investigation told ABC News it was taken during the August 2012 celebration. The FBI report does not identify the mosque where the photograph was taken.

Tsarnaev and Matanov prayed at a mosque in Cambridge, Mass., the FBI report says, but Yusufi Vali, the Executive Director of the Islamic Society of Boston that opened the mosque told ABC News there were no reports of the black flag of jihad being at the 2012 Eid holiday, or at any other time.

Related:

Massachusetts: Governor and the Muslim Brotherhood-linked mega mosque (video)

Boston Bombings And Mayor “Menino’s Mosque”

 

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

Brooklyn: International drug ring stored khat in NY mosque, 17 arrested

via 17 busted in international narcotics ring selling khat | PIX 11. h/t LOOK UNDER THE BURKA OF ISLAM

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FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (PIX11) – State and NYPD investigators say it’s an addictive drug used in many countries, but many people in the New York area have never heard of it.

Those are not the people in the Tri-State who were using khat, a leaf whose juices have a stimulant effect similar to amphetamine. Enough local residents use khat, however, to have funded what cops call an international drug ring that they broke up on Friday.

The leaves, which users typically eat whole, emit a fragrant smell. Two plastic bags of them filled a display table at the New York State Attorney General’s Office on Friday afternoon, filling the press conference room with a nutty, grainy aroma. But the attorney general himself said that the bags of leaves were part of a large, illegal business that smells foul to law enforcement.

“We’re still tracking the funds,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, regarding the khat ring. “But we know it was millions of dollars.”

He said that officers from his agency and the NYPD arrested 17 people in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

According to the attorney general, the leader of the operation, Yadeta “Murad” Bekri, would ship khat in boxes to two UPS Stores in Manhattan. His two leaders in the U.S., Bayan Yusuf and Ahmed Adem, would pick up the boxes of leaves and send them to distributors, who would, in turn, store the boxes until they could make a sale, the attorney general said.

For example, according to investigators, two Flatbush, Brooklyn residents, Mustafa Sadeq Ali and Sadeq Hassan Ali, were seen on surveillance video storing boxes of khat in the Islamic Center of Flatbush, a mosque located right next door to their building.

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Attorney General Schneiderman confirmed that the surveillance was the result of an ongoing terrorism investigation at the mosque.   He said that the investigation did not yield any indication of terrorism.

It did uncover, however, a three layered international narcotics distribution ring, officials said, in violation of U.S. laws against khat sales and distribution, in place for two decades.

“It’s key to understand these networks and how the money flows,” said John Miller, the NYPD deputy commissioner for intelligence.  He said that, in his travels to Yemen for his job, he had personally observed the devastating effect that khat can have on people who use it.  He declined to elaborate.

He and the attorney general did point out that the alleged khat ring they busted would ship the leaves from Yemen, Ethiopia and Kenya to the U.K., Belgium, the Netherlands and China.  From there, the leaves were shipped to New York, sometimes in boxes disguised to be carrying a more benign cargo.

“Some of the boxes had labels that said ‘tea,’” Attorney General Schneiderman said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.  “It should not be used as tea,” he said, sternly, but half seriously.

 In the video at the link above, the cops were quick to jump to conclusions and state there was no evidence anyone at the mosque was involved. Clearly, the mosque just happened to let two strangers load and unload boxes of strange smelling weeds in the mosque. If you’re stopped and frisked and someone in the car your riding in has weed, the car gets impounded and you all get harassed if not arrested. Not so much in a mosque.

Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative Mirrors “Pact of Umar”

via Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative Mirrors “Pact of Umar” | FrontPage Magazine.

For those of you unfamiliar with Islamic history, Umar bin al-Khattab – the second Islamic Caliph – made an agreement with the subjugated Christians of Syria setting forth the conditions under which said Christians would be permitted to live in proximity to the conquering Muslims.

This Pact of Umar is the origination of the concept of dhimmitude, a dehumanizing status belonging to subjugated non-Muslims in Islamist societies.

The translation I have re-produced below comes from the stellar book by Raymond Ibrahim, titled Crucified Again.

In return for their lives, the Christians agreed:

 

Not to build a church in our city—nor a monastery, convent, or monk’s cell in the surrounding areas—and not to repair those that fall in ruins or are in Muslim quarters;

Not to clang our cymbals except lightly and from the innermost recesses of our churches;

Not to display a cross on them [churches], nor raise our voices during prayer or readings in our churches anywhere near Muslims;

Not to produce a cross or [Christian] book in the markets of the Muslims;

Not to congregate in the open for Easter or Palm Sunday, nor lift our voices [in lamentation] for our dead nor show our firelights with them near the market places of the Muslims;

Not to display any signs of polytheism, nor make our religion appealing, nor call or proselytize anyone to it;

Not to prevent any of our relatives who wish to enter into Islam;

Not to possess or bear any arms whatsoever, nor gird ourselves with swords;

To honor the Muslims, show them the way, and rise up from our seats if they wish to sit down;

Adhere to these conditions and live. Break these conditions and all bets are off. While this pact was made in the early 7th Century, it is still considered relevant today as evidenced by its widespread application throughout the Middle East.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) certainly considers these conditions to be quite pertinent to the present-day conduct of interfaith relations. They are enforcing the conditions on the Christian residents of Syria, in addition to the regions they have recently conquered in Iraq.

According to the BBC, ISIS offers a heck of a deal – you must convert to Islam or if you remain Christian, you must accept dhimmi status and pay the jizya, (a tax for non-Muslims only) or… you can just be put to the sword.

As wildly enticing as the first or third choices may appear, most opt for door number two and live out their lives as second-class subjects. This is the hard-tyranny of Islamic supremacy. The inherently political and social nature of Islam and Sharia leave no room for other forms of intersection between believers and unbelievers.

This hard-tyranny is the hallmark of the Caliphate system. Freedom is an unknown concept; liberty is blasphemy in a system that crushes the individual into mortar paste for the building of greater Islam.

The global left views the advent of a new Caliphate as something akin to an Islamic version of the European Union, an economic and political alliance designed to trade with the rest of the world on an equal footing. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Caliphate is a means toward an end; that end being Islamic dominance. The Caliphate is merely the structural entity that will administer Sharia throughout an Islamist-controlled world.

Considering the recent proliferation of “interfaith” initiatives throughout Western Europe and the United States, it seems prudent to give more than a cursory glance to the preferred ground-rules of the Islamists, and to examine the role such interfaith efforts might play in an expanding the Caliphate system.

One such interfaith initiative, here in Omaha, Nebraska intends to co-locate a Mosque, a Synagogue and a Church on the same campus.

There is a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOA) that governs the interaction between the three faiths that make up the Tri-Faith Initiative, as they call themselves. It lays the ground rules for everything from site planning, to building design and subsequent use.

From the MOA:

  • Each Participant controls the ultimate design of their own building.  To the extent that design issues can be coordinated among the buildings, we will attempt to do so.
  • A common “look and feel” shall be sought in the design of buildings on this campus.

The Synagogue has already been built on the Tri-Faith site. This building has no outward indications of the Jewish faith. No Star of David, no Menorah. The only indication that this isn’t an ordinary office building is a stylized Hebrew script on the clerestory windows, done in a much understated manner.

The general understanding of the MOA is that it will likewise require a similar incoherence on the exterior of the Christian church slated for the project. No exterior display of the Cross. Where have we seen this before? Let’s ask our buddy Umar!

Not to display a cross on them [churches], nor raise our voices during prayer or readings in our churches anywhere near Muslims; Not to produce a cross or [Christian] book in the markets of the Muslims;

While it is possibly a simple oversight on the part of the architect, the rendering of the Mosque provided by the Mosque organizers features a very prominent Crescent and Star, an internationally known symbol of Islam, in apparent defiance of the MOA.

Similarly, the MOA outlines how people are to behave outside of their respective buildings:

To the extent Practices take place outside the walls of one’s own religious space, consideration shall be given to the beliefs of other Participants.

Rules governing shared space and practices allowed therein will give maximum consideration to issues of respect for and tolerance of the beliefs of all Participants. (authors’ emphasis)

Could such an innocuous bylaw be construed as a parallel to yet another of Umar’s conditions?

Not to congregate in the open for Easter or Palm Sunday, nor lift our voices [in lamentation] for our dead nor show our firelights with them near the market places of the Muslims;

Not to clang our cymbals except lightly and from the innermost recesses of our churches;

Perhaps not. It is for the reader to decide.

The MOA continues:

No Participant shall engage in any proselytizing (intending to convert members of other Participants).

Now that exhortation rings a bell…

Not to display any signs of polytheism, nor make our religion appealing, nor call or proselytize anyone to it; (authors’ emphasis)

Setting aside for a moment the command of Jesus to spread the Gospel, it is instructive to note that Islam considers the Cross to be a “sign of polytheism” as is any graphic representation of the Christian concept of the Trinity, a feature of Christianity that is foundational.

Insisting on these sorts of prohibitions under the rubric of respect is the methodology Islamists have employed across Europe to first bully citizens, then governments into a forced respect for their often barbaric 7th Century traditions and notions of worship.

The end result is the functional equivalent of the installation of the Pact of Umar among the societies where Muslims are not in control of the government. This is the soft-tyranny of Islamism, utilized when hard-tyranny is not an option. One certainty however remains consistent throughout…Islam reigns supreme.

I have written previously about the troubling connections between the governing board of the Tri-Faith venture and two known fronts for Muslim Brotherhood operations in the US – CAIR (Council on American and Islamic Relations) and ISNA (The Islamic Society of North America).

As of the time of this writing, the board stubbornly refuses to disavow relationships with either group, despite being presented with evidence from the FBI linking these groups to the terror group HAMAS.

The clear parallels between the Tri-Faith Memorandum of Understanding and the Pact of Umar cannot be ignored and should not be discounted – especially given the refusal of the Mosque organizers to renounce the involvement of CAIR and ISNA in their project.

Islamists spread their radical ideology through all means, not just the sword. Will the Tri-Faith Initiative prove to be a Midwest expression of 7th Century subjugation, albeit a voluntary one? That remains to be seen, but the vision emerging is not a hopeful one, unless you’re Umar bin al-Khattab.

New Jersey: Residents Wary About Mosque in Quiet Neighborhood

Wonder why? Korean Presbyterians worldwide have killed zero spreading Christianity. Muslims on the other hand…midland_park_mosque_2

via Some Residents Say Mosque Is Not Welcome In Midland Park, N.J. « CBS New York. h/t Look Under the Burka

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As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, the building at 218 Irving St. in Midland Park now houses the Korean Han Ma Um Reformed Church. But the El-Zahra Islamic Education Foundation is closing in on a deal to turn the building into a mosque.

Some residents do not like the idea at all.

Kathy Peppes told CBS 2’s Sloan she was worried her street will see more traffic.

“My main concern is the safety of my family, and my son, and all his friends that play on the street,” Peppes said.

Peppes’ home is next to the parking lot for the building.

She said she was also concerned about “the noise this might create, because I know that they also pray and chant outdoors.”

Bergen County resident Hammad Farooq said the detractors are misinformed.

“Our religion does teach peace, so to anybody that calls us out and says all that bad stuff – nasty stuff – I think they should really look into it first,” he said.

The Islamic Foundation currently rents space at a mosque in Teaneck. The street is packed each Friday for prayer services.

But the imam raising money for the Midland Park mosque said he will not have as many people as in Teaneck.

“We found a house of worship to meet the needs of our families and the Muslim community around Midland Park,” Imam Mohammad Charaf said in a statement.

Town officials said for 50 years, the Irving Street building has been zoned for a house of worship, so there was no problem issuing a zoning certificate.

A planning board meeting is scheduled Monday, and residents such as Peppes said they will be there.

Imam Charaf declined an on-camera interview. He would not say when the foundation would close the deal for the mosque.

The media won’t tell you and residents may be scared to say it, but 154 Bergen County residents were killed by Muslims on 9/11. They have every right to not want a mosque in their back yard. No logical thinking human being would.

Muslim immigration is causing a rash of mosque conversions and building in New Jersey.

Miami: Newly renovated mega mosque on street lined with one-story homes

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via Newly renovated Islamic Center of Greater Miami mosque in Miami Gardens is a striking sight – Miami-Dade – MiamiHerald.com. h/t Iron Burka

There was a time when the Islamic Center of Greater Miami could not fully accommodate the growing Muslim community.

Worshipers would overflow outside of the mosque at 4305 NW 183rd St. in Miami Gardens — the second oldest mosque in South Florida — trying to hear the sermon.

Now, with $1.9 million in renovations, the center, established in the 1980s, can handle more than 800 people.

The new upgrades to the Islamic center will make the fasting and long prayer hours more comfortable during the month of worship.

“This was long overdue,” said Mohammad Shakir, who brought his 6-year-old granddaughter to the mosque. “It’s time to rejoice.”

Starting June 28, Shakir, 63, and his family will observe Ramadan in the newly remodeled mosque.

The center, which sits on 4.23 acres, was not renovated solely to add capacity. The mosque received several aesthetic enhancements.

A copper toned dome now sits atop the once simple facility. Inside, observers will find a plush maroon and gold $25,000 carpet imported from Jordan and cushions on the floor for daily prayer. On the second floor, women have a separate prayer room furnished with televisions and windows to see the imam below.

For passersby, the imperial building is an unlikely sight on a street lined with one-story homes and a shopping plaza.

The Muslim community is growing and here to stay, said Syed Faisal, board member of Muslim Communities Association of South Florida. He estimates the South Florida Muslim population to be around 150,000.

Creeping right along.

“We believe it’s a landmark for the city of Miami Gardens,” he said.

The Muslim community donated the funds used to renovate the mosque.

Without their support, the changes like the dome would not have been possible, said Sid Khan, the mosque’s chief engineer.

“It almost did not get constructed,” Khan said. “There was a shortage in money, but a donor came through.”

A foreign donor?

The new design, Khan, said more so resembles the Islamic architecture and mosques of his home country of Pakistan.

At night, the mosque is a sight to see, said Shabbir Motorwala, a Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations member.

LED lights beam onto the building lighting up the dome.

“It looks fantastic,” he said. “You can see it from far away.”

In Bay Hill, Florida another mosque is being proposed in another residential neighborhood.

Minnesota: Somali Muslim teen leaves U.S. to join jihadists in Syria

via USA: Somali teen leaves Minnesota to join Jihadists in Syria | Somalicurrent.com. h/t Under the Burka

Somaliccurent (Minnesota) – Family of a missing Somali- American teenage in Minnesota told their son is allegedly suspected of joining what he said to be Jihad as FBI has confirmed to his families that Abdi Mohamed Nur, 20 years old teen to be currently in Turkey and heading to Syria.

Ifrah Mohamed Nur, sister of Mohamed Nur who is suspected of joining fight in Syria told VOA that her brother has left USA on Thursday and said, “We have informed FBI that our brother is missing and that we are not aware of where exactly he is right away, and that we want your help. Then days later FBI has confirmed that our brother Abdi Nur is in Turkey and that he is being suspected of joining war in Syria.”

She added that her brother’s mind has been changed within less than 2 months after he started to learn school.

“He grew up in this country and has completed his high school last year. He started a college several months ago. He used to play a basketball. He was vigorously interesting in learning Islamic religion and used to go a Mosque in Carmelo and Sheik Feisal who is in Carmelo used to teach Kuran and one day he told us that there is a sheik who took him to another mosque in Minnesota and that was the time when our brother has completely changed.”

What mosque? Who is the imam?

She added that her brother Abdi Mohamed Nur has one day before leaving sent a text and told her that he is going to join Jihad that doesn’t exist and said to her ‘don’t not worry about me, I am going join Jihad in search of my Haven.’

 Why didn’t she alert the FBI at that point?

Iowa: Linn County using tax-payer funds for employee trip to mosque, Islamic dawah

Employees have a choice: get paid to go to the mosque and be proselytized by Muslims, or work. via Linn County attorney questions Mosque lecture – TheGazette. h/t halalporkshop

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden is all for the county’s diversity education initiative for its employees.

Even so, Vander Sanden is questioning the county Diversity Committee’s invitation to all county employees to take paid time off to attend a lecture during the workday on “Intro to Islam, Including Information about Ramadan, and Muslim History in Iowa.”

The hourlong sessions on June 3 and June 4 will be conducted by Imam Taha Tawil and Sara Tawil at the Mother Mosque of America, the first permanent structure to be built specifically to serve as a mosque in the United States, at 1335 Ninth St. NW, Cedar Rapids.

Vander Sanden said the event can be viewed in a legal sense as government promotion of religion, which would be a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In essence, they are promoting a proposal where government employees are getting paid time off to go to a religious facility and learn about the history of that religion,” Vander Sanden said. “It doesn’t matter what the religion is.

I can’t state unequivocally that this is outside the bounds of the First Amendment. But it certainly is in that murky area. And I believe that the average person might look at this and consider it to be an improper use of taxpayer money.”

Lisa Powell, Linn County human resources director and a Diversity Committee member, on Tuesday said that her office came up with the idea of a Diversity Committee for county employees about three years ago. It’s an idea that she said has been strongly supported by the Linn County Board of Supervisors.

The committee tries to sponsor about three or four training events a year, and she said past events have included in-house training on stereotyping and labeling and on diversity of thought.

There has been a program on black history, and last year the county sponsored the movie, “42,” about black baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

Powell noted participation is voluntary.

“If you’re interested, if you want to be educated, fine,” she said. “But we don’t promote one thing over another. It’s just an opportunity to learn about something you might not know anything about.”

Powell said a few employees have questioned the June program at the mosque, wondering if it was promoting a particular religion.

“Which is not the case, which couldn’t be further from the truth,” she said.

Supervisor Ben Rogers on Tuesday said he appreciated Vander Sanden’s comments, but he said he expected the scheduled June program at the mosque for county employees to take place.

“Really, this is an opportunity for employees, if they choose, to learn about a diverse population in Linn County that we serve,” Rogers said.

“It’s not favoring a religion. It’s not putting beliefs onto people. It’s just an opportunity, if our employees choose, to learn about diverse groups in Linn County.”

Rogers said the county’s public health director, Pramod Dwivedi, and his wife, Seema, are from India, and Seema Dwivedi gave a “fascinating” talk as part of the Diversity program recently to county employees about India and the country’s culture and way of life.

“This included an open dialogue on her religion, Hinduism,” Rogers said. “Linn County has a considerable Indian population, and the information she provided gave a deeper insight and perspective on what it means to be Indian in Iowa.

Rogers said he thought Vander Sanden’s concern was more about “optics” that anything else.

“I respect Jerry’s opinion, but we feel it (the June event) is appropriate,” Rogers said.

Vander Sanden likened the county’s plan to give county employees paid time off to attend a session at a mosque on Islam to the recent controversy at the Cedar Rapids Fire Department over Christian imagery and a Biblical verse on the bucket of the department’s 100-foot ladder truck.

The department removed the image, which had been in place since 1997, after someone complained that it favored one religion. The executive director of the city’s Civil Rights Commission said removal of the image was a good choice.

“This is something like that,” Vander Sanden said.

“I know it’s a voluntary option,” he continued. “But on the other hand, when you get right down to it, it is taxpayer-funded, and in that sense, I believe it can be viewed as government promotion of an event that has a religious purpose.

I view the role of our office is to counsel our government leaders to act in a certain way that avoids unnecessary litigation.”


…not to promote Islam at taxpayer expense. Iowan taxpayers should necessitate the necessary litigation.

Oklahoma: 10th Circuit Affirms Punishment of Christian Cop Who Objected to Mandatory Mosque Event

10th Circus. via Tenth Circuit Affirms Punishment of Christian Police Officer Who Objected to Order Mandating Attendance at Islamic Event | American Freedom Law Center.

On May 22, 2014, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the City of Tulsa and two of its senior police officials, Chief of Police Chuck Jordan and Deputy Chief of Police Daryl Webster, did not violate the constitutional rights of Captain Paul Fields, a Tulsa Police officer who was summarily punished for objecting to an order mandating attendance at an Islamic proselytizing event held at a local mosque based on his religious beliefs.

Robert Muise, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) and lead counsel for Captain Fields in the case, commented,

“This ruling is troubling on so many levels.  We have argued throughout this case that Captain Fields was summarily punished for simply raising and asserting a religious objection to the order mandating attendance at the Islamic event, and that such discriminatory treatment violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.  Yet, inexplicably, the Tenth Circuit refused to address this main issue on appeal, claiming that it was not raised below.  The court is wrong, and we intend to seek full court review of this patently erroneous decision.”

In its decision, the Tenth Circuit noted that Captain Fields’ briefs asserted that the City’s “reason for imposing punishment, or at least the reason for the severity of the punishment, was the religious nature of Fields’ objection to the order.”  The appellate court further noted that “there is evidence in the record that would support this assertion.  Some statements by TPD officials suggest that at least part of the motive for punishing Fields was that he posed a religious objection to the order and refused to attend the mosque event on religious grounds.”

Yet, the court refused to address the issue on appeal, claiming that it was not raised below.  Instead, the court avoided this central issue and simply held, as did the district court, that the order “did not burden Fields’s religious rights because it did not require him to violate his personal religious beliefs by attending the event . . . .”

Muise added,

““It is impossible to square the court’s opinion with the briefs and the record presented on appeal.  Indeed, even a cursory review of our briefing before the district court and in the appellate court makes clear the basis for Captain Fields’ constitutional claims: he was singled out for discriminatory treatment and thus punished because he raised a religious objection to the order.  That is religious discrimination, pure and simple.”

As Muise points out, Captain Fields’ objection to the order was clearly stated in the email he sent to his chain of command: “Please consider this email my official notification to the Tulsa Police Department and the City of Tulsa that I intend not to follow this directive, nor require any of my subordinates to do so if they share similar religious convictions.”

The official notice of the Internal Affairs (IA) investigation of the matter also clearly stated “that Chief Chuck Jordan has requested IA to conduct an administrative investigation in regards to your refusal to attend and refusal to assign officers from your shift, who shared your religious beliefs, to attend the” Islamic event.

In fact, when Chief Jordan was asked directly during his sworn deposition whether it was his “understanding that [he] could have accommodated Captain Fields’ religious objections to this event if [he] had made it voluntary for him,” the Chief responded, “Yeah.  According to his e-mail, yes, I could have.”

And if there were any remaining or lingering doubts as to why Captain Fields was punished, his official performance evaluation, which was signed and approved by Chief Jordan and Deputy Chief Webster, states that “Captain Fields was disciplined during this rating period for refusing to attend and refusing to direct that officers attend a law enforcement appreciation day at a local mosque.”

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

“The evidence is overwhelming that the City and its senior police officials wanted to make an example of Captain Fields by harshly punishing him, a Christian, for objecting on religious grounds to an order compelling attendance at an Islamic event.  Consequently, when judges can rewrite the case and the case history to fit the conclusion they seek, as the Tenth Circuit has done here, due process is robbed of any meaning.”

For objecting to the order, Captain Fields was punitively transferred, subjected to an IA investigation, and suspended without pay for two weeks.  As further punishment, he was assigned to the “graveyard” shift.

Yerushalmi concluded:

“Had a Muslim officer objected to attending a Jewish event to be held at a synagogue on a Saturday and the officer was treated like Captain Fields, there is little doubt that the entire Tulsa Police Department chain of command would have been fired.”

As the Tenth Circuit acknowledged in its opinion, the undisputed record evidence demonstrated that during the Islamic event, which was held on a Friday—the “Sabbath” for Muslims—the Muslim hosts discussed Islamic religious beliefs; they discussed Mohammed, Mecca, why Muslims pray, how they pray, and what they say when they are praying; they showed the officers a Quran; and they showed the officers Islamic religious books and pamphlets that were for sale and encouraged the officers to purchase them.  Moreover, after the event, the Islamic Society posted on its website a photograph of the police officers sitting at a table with members of the mosque with the caption, “Discover Islam Classes for Non-Muslims.”

Consequently, Captain Fields’ objections were completely justified and substantiated.

The American Freedom Law Center intends to seek a rehearing en banc (full court) and review in the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.

Read more about the case here.


Chief Dhimmi:

Tulsa Police Department
Chief Chuck Jordan

600 Civic Center, Suite 303, Tulsa, OK 74103 (918) 596-9328 TPDChief@cityoftulsa.org

600 Civic Center, Suite 303, Tulsa, OK 74103 (918) 596-9328 TPDChief@cityoftulsa.org

 

 

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