NJ Muslim says clueless of ISIS and Islamic flag of jihad

Taqiyya or ignorance? Both run rampant in Islam. via NJ man says ISIS flag flown on porch a misunderstanding | Fox News.

A 44-year-old Muslim convert says it was news to him that the flag he hung outside his house is the same banner waved by the murderous jihadist group known as Islamic State.

Neighbors and passersby who took to Twitter were alarmed at the black flag emblazoned with the Arabic words “The only god is Allah” flying from above the porch of Mark Dunaway, in Garwood, N.J. The chilling banner flew next to a red flag of Islam, but Dunaway said he never intended to show support for the terrorist group infamous for beheading Christians.

“I hang it every Friday and every Ramadan which ended not too long ago and I keep it up a little longer than I normally do,” Dunaway told FoxNews.com. “I guess some people saw it and got offended so I took it down. I do not support any militant group or anything like that.”

The flag flap in the small town 20 miles west of New York blew up on Tuesday with a tweeted photo of Dunaway’s home with the ISIS flag displayed along with what appeared to be a Turkish flag but which Dunaway insisted was a “flag of Islam.”

The tweet was sent out by Marc Leibowitz, an investment manager with Oppenheimer and a former Israeli paratrooper. The photo drew nearly 500 comments and prompted a visit by local police officers.

Garwood Police Chief Bruce Underhill denied that the police “ordered” the flag to be removed, but said residents at the suburban home “voluntarily” agreed to remove the flag.

Dunaway, who converted to Islam more than 10 years ago, said the flag was given to him by a friend years ago and that he was unaware that it was used by the Islamic State, the jihadist group that claims to have established a “caliphate” state of strict Sharia law in Iraq and Syria. The group has drawn international condemnation for its unspeakable brutality and intolerance of non-Muslims.

Who was the friend?

“This is nuts to me,” Dunaway said to FoxNews.com. “It was not my intention to offend anybody. This is not new. I’ve been doing this for ten years.

Dunaway said he had never even heard of Islamic State until this week.

“I try not to watch that stuff,” Dunaway said. “I try not to get involved. I had no idea. This is just some that is part of my regular routine that I hang up.”

The flag is known as a “Black Standard” and represents the black banner carried by Muhammed and is one of many variants believed to have been used for nearly 1,000 years. The particular black standard used with the Shahada, or the Islamic Creed, placed above the historical seal of Muhammed.

The flag has been seen in use since 2001 and is dubbed “The Black Flag of Jihad and has been used by Al Qaeda, al-Shabaab, the Islamic Courts Union and Hizbul islam.

After taking the offending flag down, Dunaway replaced it with one bearing the logo of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers flag and kept up the other flag. He says that he often rotates the flags mostly of sports teams that he follows.

Neighbors say that they started noticing the particular flag three months ago but never confronted him about it as he mostly kept to himself and did not seem approachable.

“Everyone is cautious,” said one neighbor who declined to give her name.

Dunaway still has the flag and displayed it in front of his home on Wednesday afternoon for FoxNews.com when asked by a reporter. He said that he was surprised by the messages he saw on online.

“I saw all the comments on Twitter and how one of them said they wanted to cut my head off,” he said. “I said to myself, ‘Is this a joke?’”

He also said that he will not display the flag as long as the Islamic State is in the news and continues their terror offensive across Iraq, but that he hopes to let the flag fly again…in due time.

“I hope they [the Islamic State] goes away real soon,” he said. “I hope I can display my flag again with no problem.”

The infamous terror-linked CAIR defends the flag:

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told ABC News the flag is different from the ISIS flag and its message is something most Muslims are familiar with.

“The flag is a profession of Muslim faith,” Hooper said.

“Every Muslim in America has this phrase somewhere in their home,” Hopper added. “This man just chose to put it on a flag.”

And every American who professes the Muslim faith and belief that Mohammed is the greatest example should be suspect. After all, Muhammad was The First Islamic Radical.

New Jersey Muslim hangs ISIS flag outside his home

And he’d love to fly it again. via New Jersey man hangs flag associated with ISIS outside his home, sparking concern | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV. (video at link)

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GARWOOD, NJ (PIX11) — A New Jersey man has raised a flag that is causing concern among his neighbors.

 The man recently hung what some neighbors called an ISIS flag outside his home in Garwood. When a picture was posted onto Twitter, neighbors on Winslow Place called the police.

 The flag, which is used by an Islamic extremist group responsible for violence in Iraq, has since been removed from display. Even so, neighbors still wonder why the flag was there to begin with.

 PIX11 has confirmed the flag was on display at the home for at least three weeks.

 The man told NJ.com that he has flown the flag outside his home during Ramadan and on Fridays for about 10 years. It has never been a problem, he said, until a photo of it was posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

 

 

“I understand now that people turn on CNN and see the flag associated with jihad, but that’s not the intention of that flag at all,” he told the website. The man explained that the writing on the flag reads, “There is only one god, Allah, and the prophet Muhammad is his messenger.”

 “It’s not meant to be a symbol of hate. Islam is all about unity and peace. I am not a part of any group like that, and I’m not anti-American. I love my country, but I am a Muslim,” he said.

Retired Jersey City police officer Ed Bergin, who lives doors away from the home said, “I just hope the authorities handle it from here.”

“For a man to fly a flag like that, authorities have to get involved in it,” Bergin said.

The man says he’s hesitant to fly the flag now because of all the controversy.

“I would love to fly it again on Friday. I hope this situation goes away,” he said.


Remember, they’re here and non-Muslims are their targets:

 

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New Jersey: Muslim Suspect Arrested In Seattle Double Murder of Gays

via Suspect In Seattle Double Murder Arrested In West Orange, N.J. « CBS New York.

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A suspect in a double homicide in Seattle was behind bars in New Jersey Saturday morning.

Ali Mohammad Brown, 29, was arrested Friday in West Orange, New Jersey, in the 200 block of Mount Pleasant Avenue in West Orange, police said.

Brown is originally from East Orange.

He was booked by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force in connection with two open murder warrants dating from June 1 in Seattle, and a warrant in a carjacking in Point Pleasant on June 29.

In Seattle, Brown accused of murdering two men – Ahmed Said, 28, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23 – whom authorities believe Brown found on a personal mobile app.

CBS affiliate KIRO-TV, Seattle, reported that the victims were both gay, and the case was being investigated as a possible hate crime.

The victims had been with friends at a Seattle gay nightclub, when Said said he was going to meet a “friend” outside the club, the station reported. But the group that was with Said said the “friend” looked “unfriendly and out of place,” and one person in Said’s group said he was “creeped out” by the man who has since been identified as Brown, the station reported.

Authorities said Said’s 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant was found abandoned in South Seattle with what KIRO called “an exorbitant amount of blood.” Brown’s palm print and several spent 9mm shell casings that matched those at the crime scene were found in the vehicle, the station reported.

A second man has also been taken into custody in the Seattle murders, but has not been charged, KIRO reported.

Brown also had been wanted in connection with armed robbery and carjacking that took place at a Point Pleasant coffee shop, WCBS 880′s Ginny Kosola reported.

Brown was to be housed at the Essex County Correctional Center and will later be turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service, police said.

 As noted in a prior post, Seattle Muslim using Grindr app to target, murder gays:

sources tell Q13 FOX News that Brown underwent jihadist training in California in April and they believe the two men were attacked simply because their sexual orientation offended what police say are Brown’s radical Muslim beliefs.

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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New Jersey: Muslim Suspect In Brutal Beating Of Mother Turns Self In To Police

Without head covering.

Latia Harris, 25, of Salem, is facing charges of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats for assaulting a woman in front of her 2-year-old son. Salem City Police are still seeking Harris. (Photo provided)

Latia Harris, 25, of Salem, is facing charges of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats for assaulting a woman in front of her 2-year-old son. Salem City Police are still seeking Harris. (Photo provided)

The woman police say attacked a New Jersey mother in front of her 2-year-old son has turned herself into authorities.

25-year-old Latia Harris surrendered to police Monday night in connection to last week’s beating that was captured on video.

Harris faces two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats.

Days after the incident, Action News spoke with the victim, 27-year-old Catherine Ferreira.

“I’m trying to tell her like, ‘You just go about your business, I don’t wanna fight you,” Ferreira said.

The 4’9″ tall, 100 pound Ferreira says the attack left her with a broken nose and a mild concussion.

Police say Harris is the attacker seen in the video wearing a red McDonald’s uniform.

The fight ensued because investigators believe Harris thought Ferreira, a one-time coworker, had spread rumors about a romantic relationship between Harris and a work supervisor – one that Harris thought could jeopardize her job.

Ferreira concedes she spoke about the pair but that it didn’t justify an attack.

“This is cool? Oh we’re videotaping a fight, they don’t understand that I could have been dead right now. If she hit me in the right spot, it would have been over. McDonald’s isn’t worth it, a guy isn’t worth it,” she said.

On the video the suspect is seen kicking Ferreira while she is laying on the ground and spitting at her.

This all happens as the Ferreira’s 2-year-old son was right there, trying to intervene by kicking and screaming at the suspect.

At one point in the video, the attacker threatens to kick the child in the face.

Police are outraged that several people witnessed the attack but did nothing except record it on their cell phones.

“One that it occurred in front of a 2-year-old and two because people didn’t intervene. The video is clear, you can see people not looking at the fight itself but looking at their camera looking at the fight,” said Chief John Pelura, Salem Police.

Previously: New Jersey: Muslim woman savagely beats mom with child, caught on video

Seattle: Muslim ex-con executes 2 gays, wanted in Jersey armed robbery

He is still on the loose. via Death penalty on the table in Leschi ‘executions’ – seattlepi.com. h/t LOOK UNDER THE BURKA

A Kent man now accused in what prosecutors are calling an execution could face a death sentence under charges filed Wednesday in the Seattle double slaying.

Now charged with aggravated first-degree murder, Ali Muhammad Brown is alleged to have executed two men on June 1 at a Leschi neighborhood home. Brown, 29, is currently at large.

Police contend Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young met Brown outside a Capitol Hill club after Said contacted Brown through an online search for sex partners. Brown is alleged to have left with both men and killed them minutes later using his girlfriend’s handgun.

Writing the court, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Wyman Yip said Brown “essentially executed” Said and Anderson-Young during the “extremely violent, senseless, and seemingly unprovoked killings.”

“There was no evidence that any struggle preceded these murders, no evidence that the victims were armed, and no evidence that these murders were motivated by robbery, drugs, or any other crime,” Yip said in charging papers, asking that Brown be held without bail if he is apprehended.

If convicted as charged, Brown would face two possible penalties – life in prison without parole, or death. While Gov. Jay Inslee has said he won’t allow Washington prisoners to be executed on his watch, executions could resume after he leaves office.

A registered sex offender for crimes against a 6-year-old girl, Brown was previously prosecuted federally following an FBI probe into a radical group suspected of supporting jihadists overseas.

Brown was convicted of fraud following that FBI investigation. Agents determined that the men involved – presumably Brown – weren’t terrorists, though one prominent member of the group is thought to have been killed fighting in Somalia after fleeing prosecution in the United States.

Since the Leschi neighborhood slayings, Brown engaged in an East Coast “crime spree,” a Seattle Police Department spokesman said. He is suspected in an armed robbery at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

Said and Anderson-Young were discovered at 2:20 a.m. the morning they were killed near the intersection of 29th Avenue South and South King Street.

Called by a neighbor who heard the gunshots, police arrived to find both men dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Speaking with friends of the men, detectives learned Said and Anderson-Young had been at R Place, a gay nightclub on Capitol Hill.

Said had apparently set up a meeting using a mobile phone app that enables users interested in an impromptu sexual encounter to connect, according to charging papers. He, Anderson-Young and several other men were hanging around outside the club when the man Said had corresponded with arrived.

Said, Anderson-Young and the new arrival – since identified as Brown – left the area together. Brown is alleged to have killed both 17 minutes after leaving Capitol Hill.

Said was shot in the face several times, while Anderson-Young was shot in the back of the head. All their wounds were delivered at close range.

“It is evident that the murders were premeditated and unprovoked,” Detective Cloyd Steiger said in charging papers. “There is no evidence that any struggle preceded the murders.”

Police subsequently found surveillance video of the meeting. They also found Said’s car; the front passenger seat was soaked in blood.

Brown’s palm print was found on the car. According to charging papers, witnesses subsequently identified him as the man who’d met Said and Anderson-Young outside the bar.

According to charging papers, Brown’s girlfriend told police he may have taken her 9 mm pistol. A pistol of that caliber was used in the killings.

A decade ago, Brown was prosecuted as part of a federal investigation into a fraud ring thought by investigators to be linked to a terrorism funding organization.

In November 2004, federal agents swept through South Seattle and nearby areas, arresting 14 men in a series of searches. Chief among their targets was Ruben Shumpert, a Seattle barber suspected at the time recruiting men to join an extremist Muslim group funding fighters in Somalia and elsewhere. Continue reading

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.

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