Chicago: Burqa bank robbing trend continues, this time at Chase

At least one thief called it the ‘perfect disguise’. Another contribution Muslims have made in America – the perfect disguise to rob banks. A hot trend in Philly (18 incidents in 7 years), Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, California and now Chicago, via Man disguised in burqa attempts to rob La Grange bank: reports | mySuburbanLife.com.

LA GRANGE – Federal agents stopped a bank robber’s plan to steal nearly $168,000 in cash early Thursday morning at a La Grange Chase Bank, according to media reports.

Gildardo Lopez Jr., 31, of Chicago and suspected getaway driver Douglas Pineda, 31, of Chicago were both arrested after Lopez allegedly exited the bank disguised in a Muslim woman’s garment, reports said.

Lopez reportedly was an ATM technician at the bank and had a key to access the bank at 14 S. La Grange Road. Pineda worked as a Transportation Security Administration airport screener, according to reports.

A judge on Friday placed both men on house arrest. If convicted, they could each face up to 10 years in prison.

Philadelphia: Another Bank Robbery In Muslim Garb

via Male In Muslim Garb Attempts To Rob Northeast Philly Bank « CBS Philly. h/t Islamist Watch

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a male who attempted to rob a Northeast Philadelphia bank while wearing Muslim garb.

The incident happened Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Bank branch on Castor Avenue in the city’s Oxford Circle section.

According to investigators, the male suspect, dressed in Muslim garb, entered the bank and presented a teller with a threatening demand note.

After failing to obtain any money, the suspect ran out of the bank and was last seen on Magee Avenue.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’6” tall with a thin build. He was wearing Muslim garb.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call 911 or 215.686.TIPS (8477).

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Philadelphia: Afghan Muslim busted, lied about jihad links on immigration app

How many more are there? via Feds: Applicant for U.S. citizenship failed to disclose ties to terrorist group. h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch

A convenience store clerk was charged today in federal court with immigration fraud for failing to disclose his ties to a terrorist group on an application for U.S. citizenship.

Hayatullah Dawari, 62, is an Afghan citizen who has lived in Northeast Philadelphia since 2008.

Dawari allegedly has a connection to Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), an anti-Western insurgent group active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, said federal prosecutors. HIG, which is closely associated with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, took credit for a 2008 assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and has advocated for the establishment of a fundamentalist Islamic state, according to published reports.

In May 2013, a spokesman for HIG announced the group planned to step up its campaign of violent jihad to include more suicide attacks, according to the federal indictment.

Dawari, a permanent legal resident of the U.S., applied for citizenship in November 2013. On a required questionnaire, Dawari checked a “no” box when asked if he had ever been “a member of or associated with any organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club, society or similar group in the United States or in any other place?” The question requires the applicant to note any and all affiliations with professional, non-professional or religious organizations.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the extent of Dawari’s involvement with HIG

 Wow, just like the Hamas imam that N.J. governor Chris Christie has been protecting for years. More: via

Afghan doctor in Phila. passed coded messages, U.S. says


A 62-year-old Afghan doctor detained in Philadelphia this week on immigration fraud charges received and passed along coded messages from an anti-Western terror group with ties to al-Qaeda, federal prosecutors said.

At a court hearing Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said FBI agents discovered the documents written in Pashto and hidden between glued pages of religious tracts mailed to Hayatullah Dawari’s Northeast Philadelphia home.

The package, intercepted during a January raid, came from Pakistan and included instructions to forward several books inside to various people across the United States.

A later search uncovered a coded message similar to that found in Dawari’s possession at the home of another associate in Philadelphia.

“The note, when translated from Pashto to English, appears to contain a message directing some urgent action,” Williams said.

She would not describe the content of the messages, citing national security concerns, but quoted excerpts in court filings Friday.

“Please, utilize the sentence number [#] for the time being,” one read, according to a government motion, which did not include the number mentioned in the cipher. Another instructed, “please, wait to receive other books for sentences number [#]“

Those snippets came as part of a government motion seeking Dawari’s detention pending trial on charges that he lied about his association with Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin on an application for U.S. citizenship in November.

Prosecutors say that when asked on the form whether he had ever been a member of an organization, political party, club, or foundation, he answered no, despite a long-standing relationship to the group, which Williams described Friday as “a virulently anti-Western insurgent group active in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

The governments of the United States, the European Union, and Canada have classified Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin as a terrorist group. Its founder, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has repeatedly called for jihad on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and been designated a “global terrorist” by the Treasury Department.

Though Dawari has not been charged with terrorist activity, he has continued to communicate with members of the group, Williams said, most recently in a conversation this year in which he spoke to a Pakistani contact about the shipment of books.

“That is incorrect,” Dawari said at a court hearing Friday, in which he was ordered detained until trial. “I am absolutely not guilty.”

Even if they kick this Muslim out the front door, thousands more are walking in the back door across the southern border courtesy of Obama.

Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Praises Hamas-linked CAIR at Airport Exhibit

Mayor Nutter, again partnering with the Hamas-linked CAIR.

via Mayor Of Philadelphia Praises CAIR At Airport Exhibit Which Includes Photo Of ‘CAIR In Action’ – Militant Islam Monitor – Militant Islam Monitor.

Opening of Airport Exhibit

Last week, Katera Moore, CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Committee Member, and I had the honor to be invited guests at the official opening of an exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport called “Civil Rights in Philadelphia” that includes a photograph of a CAIR-Philadelphia action.

Moore & Bender are Hamas-CAIR representatives

The opening of this exhibit, in the airport’s Terminal AE, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in attendance at the White House Ceremony.

Mayor Nutter, in his remarks, spoke movingly about how this law changed the face of American society and lead directly to the election of African Americans to public office.

And I was thrilled as well when the Mayor specifically mentioned CAIR-Philadelphia and great work we do protecting the civil rights of Muslim Americans.

http://pa.cair.com/blog/directors-desk-july-10-2014/#more-6804

http://pa.cair.com/news/mayor-nutter-recognizes-contributions-of-cair-and-muslims-to-philadelphia/#more-6849

MIM: Given the fact that CAIR is a defendent in a lawsuit claiming their complicity in the 9/11 attacks it is an outrage that any of their members should be allowed in the vicinity of an airport let alone have their organisation lauded and included in a picture exhibition on civil rights.

“A class action lawsuit in the name of John P. O’Neill, Sr., stemming from the 9/11 atrocity, has named the Council on American-Islamic Relations as a defendant. (For those confused about the multiple 9/11 court cases, there is help on the way at http://www.september11terrorlitigation.com/.) Here are the paragraphs of Estate of John P. O’Neill, Sr. et al. vs. Al Baraka Investment and Development Corporation dealing with CAIR’s role in the events of September 11, 2001, from the second amended class action complaint, filed today:

86. Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada (collectively, CAIR), have aided, abetted, and materially sponsored and al Qaeda and international terrorism. CAIR is an outgrowth of the Hamas front group the Islamic Association of Palestine. The FBI’s former associate director in charge of Investigative and Counter-Intelligence Operations described the Islamic Association of Palestine as an organization that has directly supported Hamas military goals and is a front organization for Hamas that engages in propaganda for Islamic militants. It has produced videotapes that are very hate-filled, full of vehement propaganda. It is an organization that has supported direct confrontation.

87. CAIR and CAIR-Canada have, since their inception, been part of the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism. These organizations play a unique role in the terrorist network. They emanate from the notorious HAMAS terrorist organization and like so many of the terrorism facilitating charities named and indicted by the United States government they are engaged in fund raising under the guise of assisting humanitarian causes they are, in reality, a key player in international terrorism. The unique role played by CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to manipulate the legal systems of the United States and Canada in a manner that allows them to silence critics, analysts, commentators, media organizations, and government officials by leveling false charges of discrimination, libel, slander and defamation. In addition, both organizations have actively sought to hamper governmental anti-terrorism efforts by direct propaganda activities aimed at police, first-responders, and intelligence agencies through so-called sensitivity training. Their goal is to create as much self-doubt, hesitation, fear of name-calling, and litigation within police departments and intelligence agencies as possible so as to render such authorities ineffective in pursuing international and domestic terrorist entities.

88. The role of CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to wage PSYOPS (psychological warfare) and disinformation activities on behalf of Whabbi-based [Wahhabi-based, DP] Islamic terrorists throughout North America. They are the intellectual “shock troops” of Islamic terrorism. In the years and months leading up to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 these organizations were very effective in helping to ensure that North American law enforcement and intelligence officials were sufficiently deaf, dumb, and blind to help pave the way for the attacks on the United States. The role played by these entities is an absolutely essential part of the mix of forces arrayed against the United States as they help soften-up targeted countries so as to facilitate and enhance the likelihood for a successful attack…”

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2004/12/cair-named-as-a-defendant-in-911-terror

Philadelphia: City Hall turns into mosque for taxpayer-funded Iftar service

via Iftar service in City Hall a success.

The City of Philadelphia held its 2nd annual Iftar, in recognition of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, on July 15 at the Mayor’s Reception Hall.

Roughly 200 people, including Muslim community leaders, business professionals and elected officials attended the Iftar, which is the “nightly meal eaten by Muslims who have fasted during the day as an observation of Ramadan.”

“The most outstanding thing is the opportunity for unity in the Islamic community,” said Salima Suswell, an event spokesperson. She added that “like many religions” the different congregations within Islam “don’t get to share time with each other because they are so busy working in their respective communities. The Iftar is an opportunity for them to get together and celebrate the month of Ramadan.”

The ceremony featured youth presentations, a Maghrib prayer, spoken word and remarks from Mayor Michael Nutter; Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and Ryan N. Boyer, business manager for the Laborers District Council, who hosted the Iftar; Katera Y. Moore, of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); and Khalid Blankinship. Ph.D., who gave the keynote address.

“Philadelphia is a city founded on the principles of religious freedom and tolerance [and] I have tremendous respect for the many, many members of the Muslim community,” Nutter said.

“And we all would do well to better understand the many religions practiced in our city, across the country and around the world. The people in Philadelphia who practice the faith of Islam are people who worship regularly, look after their children, are actively engaged in their community and are peace loving, law abiding citizens of Philadelphia.”

Is this how they look after their children?  5-Year-Old Muslim Girl Abducted from Philly School by Niqab-clad Woman (video)

Philadelphia: Mosque leaders applying sharia law, try to cut off suspected thief’s hand

The City of Burka-ly Robberies is now stepping up it’s Islamic contributions to America with sharia amputations. via Police: Suspected thief almost gets his hand cut off

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Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim mosque on 63rd Street (Google Maps)

A leader at a West Philadelphia mosque was arrested for allegedly trying to chop off the hand of a member accused of stealing money from prayer jars, police said Friday.

Merv Mitchell, 37, was arrested Thursday night when police executed a search warrant at Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim in the 1100 block of North 63d Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.

The attack happened after a prayer service Monday morning. Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, accused the 46-year-old mosque member of the theft.

The accused immediately denied it, but to no avail. Mitchell and the mosque’s imam carried the accused down a flight of stairs to the backyard of the mosque, a converted house, where Mitchell also lives, Walker said.

They put the victim’s wrist on a log, and Mitchell “swung at his wrist, cut through his skin, and cut his tendons, but didn’t make it all the way” because the blade was dull, Walker said.

The victim was treated at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and will require reconstructive surgery.

Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and related offenses. Police found the machete during the search.

More via Philadelphia mosque leaders try to cut off man’s hand -police | Reuters.

Credit: Reuters/Philadelphia Police Dept/Handout

Credit: Reuters/Philadelphia Police Dept/Handout

Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday.

The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday.

The officials, described in police reports as the mosque’s imam and amir, dragged the victim to the rear of the mosque, and attempted to chop off his hand with a machete, according to a police statement.

He sustained a severe laceration to his right wrist, and was transported to a nearby hospital by medics.

Officers served a search warrant on Thursday on the mosque, located in a house in the city’s Overbrook section, where they arrested Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz. They recovered a 2-foot-long machete from the scene.

The mosque’s imam, an unidentified 35-year-old male, has not yet been located, police said.

Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and related offenses.

Philly: Burka-clad robbers strike again

Dressing like a Muslim woman is the perfect disguise for a criminal. via Video: Man, cross-dresser rob North Philly dollar store. h/t UNDER THE BURKA

Police are looking for two men, one of them dressed in women’s clothing, who were caught on surveillance camera Sunday night robbing a Family Dollar store in the Glenwood section of North Philadelphia.

Both suspects were initially in the store at 1925 W. Allegheny Ave. around 9 p.m., acting as though they were shopping, according to investigators.

One man, dressed in women’s Muslim garb, suddenly walked up to the checkout counter and leveled a handgun at the employees, police said.

He grabbed a clerk by the back of her neck and forced her to open the cash registers and store safe. All the while, his alleged accomplice stood at the front of the counter, acting as a lookout, police said.

The suspects allegedly stole $4,500, then forced the store employees and customers into a stock room before fleeing on foot. The men were last seen running east on Allegheny Avenue, according to investigators.

Both suspects are described as thin black males of about 20 years of age and standing between 6 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 2 inches tall.

One suspect has a mustache and was last seen wearing dark-colored female Muslim attire with a black-and-white shirt underneath, black running pants with a white stripe, and dark-colored shoes.

The second suspect has a light beard and was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a dark jacket with a horizontal white stripe, blue jeans, and a dark-colored Jeff cap.

Anyone with information on the suspects or crime is asked to contact the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353 or 3354, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847).

 

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