Florida: Terror-linked CAIR mad stealth textbook dawah to be slowed

via CAIR protests textbook bill; says it’s rooted in anti-Muslim bigotry – BizPac Review.

A bill making its way through the Florida legislature requiring local school districts to review textbooks used in classrooms is now the target of the the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR.

 The group contends that the bill, SB 864: Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education, introduced by Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, would create an unfunded mandate posing an unnecessary burden on local school districts, according to its statement released Monday, which says:

SB 864 has the potential to jeopardize the entire Sunshine State school system with an unnecessary law for a problem that does not exist by:

  • Imposing a tremendous unfunded mandate on our school districts
  • Depriving school districts of the state’s “economy of scale” in textbook purchasing power
  • Reducing Florida’s influence over textbook content
  • Opening the adoption process to social and political bias
  • Threatening the constitutional requirement for a uniform system of free public schools

However, what is really at stake for the group is its claim that the bill was prompted by anti-Muslim bigotry. Hayes sponsored the bill in response to a history book that residents of Brevard County claimed in July emphasized Islam’s influence on the world while minimizing Christianity and Judaism.

 “World History,” published by Prentice-Hall, “has a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on Christianity or Judaism,” Florida Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne said. “It’s remarkably one-sided.”

 The dispute eventually spilled over into Volusia County, where critics said the text “whitewashes” the history of Islam.

 The bill is nearing passage in both chambers.

 Sounds more like the stealth dawah that got Islamic propaganda into American textbooks in the first place is about to be challenged. Of course, relying on the government to do what parents should be doing anyway is never a good idea.

Do you know what your kids (grandkids) are reading in school?

Florida: American Law for American Courts passes final hurdles for floor votes

via Florida ALAC passes final hurdles for floor votes > New English Review.

Shortly after 9:00AM CST today, I received a text message from Sen. Alan Hays, Florida Senate sponsor of American Law for American Courts (ALAC) indicating that the House Version 903 passed on a 13 to 6 partisan vote.   On Wednesday, the Florida Senate Rules Committee passed the Senate Version SB 386 on a 7 to 6 vote.  Two Rules Committee Republican members, Senators Lizbeth Benacquisto  and Tom Lee, Senate Majority and deputy leaders,  were absent for the crucial vote, although they both voted for its passage in the Judiciary Hearing. One South Florida Republican Senator, Diaz Miguel de la Portillo voted against it.

Together with the passage at the Senate Rules Committee, the stage is now set for floor votes in both chambers.  These votes culminate a four year effort to pass ALAC in the sunshine state.

…there are rumblings that ALAC’s opponents will make a last stab at trying to convince Florida legislators with blast emails attacking the bill as CAIR wrote in a letter this week suggesting that SB386/HB903 were “bullying legislation”.  CAIR specifically attacked Sen. Hays, the stalwart Senate sponsor of the legislation.  What the opponents of ALAC didn’t reckon on was the theme and evidence that legislation was emblematic of American values and fundamental Constitutional rights protecting women and children against the intrusion of foreign laws. That was evident in research that showed nearly two dozen instances in which both lower  and appellate courts  have recognized foreign law “in certain cases”..

Then there was the witness testimony of former Arkansas State University Professor Margaret McLain presented at the CFC Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast about her daughter Heidi abducted at the age of five by her Saudi ex-Husband in violation of state, federal and international law.  That was bolstered by the graphic interview we published with Floridian Yasmeen A. Davis whose Saudi father absconded with her at age 11 to suffer physical and mental abuse until she was rescued through the resources of her family at age 13. We understand that this theme will shortly be picked up in an endorsement by a major Republican women’s group in Florida.

See, An American Child Kidnapped in Accordance with Shariah  and Rescue from An Abduction to Saudi Arabia: Interview with Floridian Yasmeen A. Davis

Read it all.

Florida: Judge blasts FBI transparency in Saudi family 9/11 investigation

via Judge blasts FBI over Saudi family investigation | HeraldTribune.com.

A federal judge on Friday chided the FBI for failing to produce records tied to a prominent Saudi Arabian family who seemed to abandon their Sarasota home suddenly just prior to the 9/11 terror attacks.

U.S. District Court Judge William Zloch ordered the FBI to conduct a much more thorough search than it had previously done and deliver all pertinent documents — uncensored — to him by April 18 for review.

The judge said the FBI must comply using its most advanced document search system, called Sentinel, to search for records pertaining to a year-and-a-half old Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the Fort Lauderdale news site Broward Bulldog. The Herald-Tribune Media Group joined the suit earlier this year as a “friend of the court.”

Under the judge’s order, the FBI also must search for documents related to the Saudi family, a home in Sarasota’s gated Prestancia subdivision and the investigation following the 2001 attacks using Sentinel and multiple other search systems.

The agency initially refused to search for the family’s names, claiming that would result in an invasion of privacy.

Judge Zloch ordered the FBI to also inform the court of any documented communications between it and other government agencies concerning the investigation.

That information, and an explanation of how the FBI is complying with the judge’s order, is due by June 6.The 23-page order Friday was Judge Zloch’s second in favor of the Bulldog and its editor, Dan Christensen.

In the latest order, Zloch takes the FBI to task for failing to exhaustively produce documents pertaining to the case.

He describes the agency’s initial search as “preemptively narrowed in scope based on agency decisions that categories of documents are exempt and thus, will not even be sought.”

He called one of the government’s characterizations of the Bulldog’s requests “literal to the point of being nonsensical.”

Tom Julin, the attorney for the Bulldog, praised the judge’s action.

“That is just exactly the kind of order a federal judge should render when the FBI refuses to acknowledge the existence of important documents like this,” Julin said. “I hope the FBI will follow his order to a ‘T’ and we will finally get to the bottom of this controversy.”

In joining the case in mid-March, the Herald-Tribune and the Miami Herald cited articles written about the Prestancia case and described ways in which a further search would be in the public’s interest.To date, the FBI has turned over 35 pages of heavily redacted documents — out of the 15,000 files it has acknowledged were part of its Florida inquiry into the 9/11 attacks.

Last summer, Zloch asked Julin to explain in writing how an FBI search could be done better. The FBI, the lawyer noted, did not even search for documents using the names of the family members residing in, or owning, the Prestancia home.

The home was owned by Saudi businessman Esam Ghazzawi and his wife, Deborah. Ghazzawi is known to have connections to the Saudi royal family.

For the six years before the terror attacks, the home was occupied by their son-in-law, Abdulaziz Al-Hijji, and their daughter, Anoud.

The Al-Hijjis came to the FBI’s attention after the couple apparently returned abruptly to Saudi Arabia two weeks before the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., leaving behind clothes, food, children’s toys and cars.

Federal agents also linked phone calls from the Prestancia home — some dating to a year before the attacks — to known 9/11 suspects, the Bulldog has reported.

The calls were made to, or received from Mohamed Atta, fellow pilots and 11 other terrorist suspects, the Bulldog reported.

Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi had learned to fly at Huffman Aviation at the Venice Municipal Airport. Ziad Jarrah also took flying lessons nearby, at the Florida Flight Training school.

More in these previous posts.

 

Florida: ‘American Law for American Courts’ Passes Second Hurdle

via New English Review.

The Florida  version of American Law for American Courts (ALAC) SB 386 passed the second hurdle  today, on a partisan vote of 6 Republicans  versus 3 Democrats. The Democrat opponents included  Sen. Jeremy Ring, the Chairman of the State Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO&A) Committee.

It was left to GO&A  Deputy Chairman Sen. Alan Hays to advance the legislation to passage at today’s hearing..

We join with other Floridians in commending Sen. Hays for his valued support of SB 386: “acceptance of foreign laws in certain cases.” His tenacity, perseverance and collegiality in working with the proponents and his adroit understanding of the politicking involved has made a demonstrable difference endeavoring to pass the Florida version of ALAC s in its fourth try.

Having watched the video of today’s  Florida Senate GO&A  hearing and partisan vote we have provided you with  the url link to the Hearing video below.

http://www.flsenate.gov/media/videoplayer?EventID=2443575804_2014041060

Please watch beginning at time mark 60 mins through  81 mins.

Read it all and if you live in Florida contact your elected leaders (and those running for office).

Florida: Man arrested trying to steal plane, recently dishonorably discharged

In light of the FBI searching for a Kansas Muslim plotting jihad and recently discharged we found this of interest, via Atlanta man arrested in Fla. after trying to steal plane. h/t Rich

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Georgia man told police he wanted to fly home to see his mother.

But he decided to scale a barbed-wire fence at Pensacola International Airport and take a UPS cargo plane for his journey, Pensacola police said. Two officers found him Tuesday inside the cockpit of the plane with his hand on the controls.

The incident began about 1:15 p.m. CT Tuesday when Mahiri Hanif of Atlanta tried to enter the airport concourse through an exit lane, saying he needed to get to Gate 2, according to an arrest report. A police officer stopped him and told him he needed to go through the airport’s Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.

Hanif told the officer he did not have a plane ticket nor any money to buy one, according to the report. Hanif also said he recently had been dishonorably discharged from the military.

The officer said he directed Hanif to the airport’s United Service Organizations lounge and advised him to get a prepaid phone card to call his family. About 20 minutes later, Hanif was spotted climbing over a fence and running up portable steps leading to the unoccupied cargo plane.

He entered the aircraft through a door on its left side, police said.

Two officers found him sitting in the pilot seat. They took him into custody without incident.

Hanif was charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and battery of an officer. He is being held at the Escambia County Jail on $7,500 bond, and the Department of Defense has placed a hold on him that will keep him in jail for an undetermined amount of time.

His next court appearance is scheduled for April 16, according to online records.

 

Florida: Judge allows word ‘terrorist’…at trial of Muslim terrorist

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via Judge allows word ‘terrorist’ at Osmakac trial in Tampa | Tampa Bay Times.

TAMPA — Federal prosecutors may expose jurors to the words “terrorist” and “terrorism” at the upcoming trial of Sami Osmakac, a federal judge says.

The Pinellas Park man is accused of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the Tampa Bay area, but his attorney, George E. Tragos, asked for a ban on “terrorist” or similar words, calling them inflammatory and prejudicial.

U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven denied that request Wednesday, saying she will not require prosecutors to obscure Osmakac’s alleged motive.

The defendant himself had used such descriptors, she noted from the government’s evidence, which quotes him expressing a desire to “terrorize” and to create a “second 9/11.”

Osmakac, 27, is accused of planning attacks on local bars and bridges as payback for wrongs he said were done to Muslims. No attack was carried out.

Scriven cited a 2005 1st Circuit appellate court decision relating to use of “terrorist” at a trial of white supremacists. It stated, in part, “That the term is highly pejorative is true — but this is a function of the acts that the defendants engaged in, not the government’s inaccurate description of those acts.”

Osmakac is scheduled to go to trial May 27.

Osmakac is a white, Islamic supremacist. Back posts on the Kosovar Muslim immigrant who wanted to blow up Florida bridges to kill Americans here.

 

 

Florida: Muslim Brotherhood Capitol Day 2014 (video)

via Alan Kornan at The United West

March 19, 2014 marked the 6th annual Florida Muslim Capitol Day(MCD). From now on referred to as Muslim Brotherhood Capitol Day!

Ahmed Bedier’s buffoonery was on display again for all to see.

This video gives you an insight into the psychological make up of MCD organizer Mr. Ahmed Bedier, a self described civil rights advocate and community organizer.

Mr. Bedier described Imam Azhar Subedar as a person that if you saw him “walking down the halls of the Capitol he was like gliding. People were not sure if they saw Jesus or someone from the Taliban.”

If this offensive comment was said by anyone else CAIR would have filed an anti-Muslim hate speech story in record time. Ironically, CAIR-FL Directors Hassan Shibly and Nezar Hamze were standing next to Ahmed Bedier and said nothing.

This example exposes CAIR’s selective use of “anti-Islamic” comments as a problem only when a non-Muslim says something offensive. Ahmed Bedier’s offensive comments are legendary so nobody was surprised what came out of his mouth in a public setting.

CAIR-FL Director’s Hassan Shibly and Nezar Hamze were both silent regarding Mr. Bedier’s offensive remarks – so I guess they both were in agreement – What hypocrites.

Mr. Bedier said exactly what was on his mind in this video without any filters because he did not see us filming or he is just a foolish clown.

Mr. Bedier couldn’t have been more arrogant, anti-Muslim, anti-women, anti-Christianity, and inappropriate bundled up into one public outing.

For a complete dosier on Brother Ahmed Bedier go to: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/joe-…

People should be listening to devout Muslim Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and Tawfiq Hamid rather than this shameful Ahmed Bedier.

Florida: American Law for American Courts (ALAC) passes first hearing

via Florida ALAC passes First Hearing at Senate Judiciary Committee in Tallahassee

There was a hearing of the Florida version of American Law for American Courts (ALAC) legislation, SB386: “acceptance of foreign laws in certain cases” before the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Republican  Sen. Tom Lee..  The vote was on party lines,  6 Republicans to 3 Democrats. See who voted for the ALAC measure at the Florida Family Association website. The House version passed  the first hearing on March 18th in the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. The House version of ALAC has also been  referred  to the Judiciary Committee for a hearing, the last stop before a House floor vote.

According to  Sen. Alan Hays, Senate Sponsor of ALAC,  the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association and a representative of Muslim Advocacy group , Emerge USA spoke in opposition.   A contingent from Melbourne, Florida composed  of retired senior military officers  and an author waved testimony in favor of the measure.   Watch this video of  hearing on SB386 before the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning at time mark 111 minutes.

One of the Republicans who voted in favor of the ALAC legislation, Sen. John Thrasher, Chair of the Florida Senate Rules Committee approved the measure today.  Clearance by the Rules Committee will be the final hearing before scheduling a  Senate floor vote.  The next Senate hearing will be conducted by the Florida Senate Government Oversight and Government Accountability Committee. Chairman and Deputy Chairman are Democrat Sen. Jeremy Ring and Republican and ALAC sponsor, Sen. Hays.   Ring voted against SB386 at today’s Senate Judiciary Hearing.

Support may be stronger for passing SB 0386  on this fourth try for Florida ALAC. Part of that is attributable to  research  by the American Public Policy Alliance that revealed nearly two dozen decisions that recognized foreign laws at both the lower and appellate court levels in the sunshine state.  Further, this legal research has been bolstered by  disclosures of  abductions and removal of American children by Saudi parents to Saudi Arabia, in violation of state, federal and international laws criminalizing such parental abductions. These Saudi abductions were allegedly justified  in accordance with Sharia doctrine.

Continue reading at New English Review.

Roll call and video here.

Florida: Muslim pleads guilty to conspiracy to support jihadists

via Florida man Shelton Thomas Bell pleads guilty to conspiracy to support terrorists | Mail Online.

A 20-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to aid al-Qaida and traveling to the Middle East to join terrorist groups, prosecutors said.

Shelton Thomas Bell pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to provide material support to terrorists, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville reported.

He faces up to 30 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

‘Working with our law enforcement partners to prevent terrorism and promote national security is a top priority,’ U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said in a news release. ‘We are thankful that this investigation was resolved without harm or injury to any citizens, at home or abroad.’

An indictment said Bell planned to join Ansar Al-Sharia, another name for al-Qaida in the Middle East region.

The group has taken responsibility for attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a May 2012 parade that killed more than 100 soldiers.

Bell participated in physical, firearm and other training in Florida to prepare for armed conflict, federal agents said. Bell was also accused of soliciting others to travel overseas with him to train.

In September 2012, Bell and a juvenile went to Amman, Jordan, and made contact with someone who investigators said could help them travel to Yemen to participate in violent jihad, according to the indictment.

The indictment does not say whether Bell ever entered Yemen.

Bell and the juvenile were eventually deported from Jordan to the United States in November 2012, authorities said.

Bell was arrested in the Jacksonville area on state charges in January 2013. He had built a computer-repair business with a partner and opened a booth at a flea market.

Bell disappeared with several computers and thousands of dollars in cash from the partner, authorities said. Police suspected Bell later sold the computers.

The partner told police he had known Bell for about a year and they had an arrangement in which the partner would buy broken computers, give them to Bell to fix, and they would split the profits.

Bell was still being held in the Duval County jail in Jacksonville in July 2013 when a grand jury indicted him on the terrorism charges.

‘Stopping these threats from within is the grim reality we deal with today,’ FBI Special Agent in Charge Michelle S. Klimt said in the release. ‘This case serves as a reminder that terrorist-related activities can occur anywhere. It also shows that we will use all the resources at our disposal to root out the individuals posing these threats to keep America safe.’

Read the plea agreement.

Who and where is the juvenile? Was he a Muslim? Did he have connections in Jordan or elsewhere? Bell also attempted to recruit other Jacksonville-area youth (presumably Muslim) to join jihad.

Among the charges dropped from the indictment in the plea deal was this one:

bell-indictment

An American’s Rescue from Abduction to Saudi Arabia

via Rescue from An Abduction to Saudi Arabia: Interview with Floridian Yasmeen A. Davis > New English Review.

We recently interviewed Professor Margaret McClain a retired faculty member of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. McClain told us her story of the loss of her daughter in an illegal abduction by her Saudi ex-husband in violation of state, federal and international laws against parental abduction. Professor McClain and other American women, a father and some children testified about the trauma of loss of American children kidnapped and removed to Saudi Arabia during a  2002 hearings before the US House Representatives  Government Reform Committee chaired by former Indiana Republican Dan Burton.

One mother and a daughter from Miami, Florida, Mrs. Miriam Hernandez -Davis and her then 16 year old daughter Dria Hernandez Davis told the Congressional committee about the unusual circumstances of her abduction by her father and mother’s ex-husband. The family resorted to using their own resources to rescue Dria after the US government did little to assist in that effort. Professor McClain, who was part of that 2002 House Government Reform panel of hearing witnesses, contacted the daughter’s mother.Through that contact we were able to interview a beautiful and poised young woman, who now goes by the name of Yasmeen Alexandria Davis. She is now in her late twenties, pursuing a graduate degree in social work while employed at a nonprofit agency in South Florida. She still suffers PTSD effects from the experience. The most troubling aspect is the continued harassment by her Saudi father, who employs US lawyers and ex-FBI agents, to check in with her and ask if she would testify against him in case he returned to the US or cause trouble if her Saudi father if he brought his children, by a subsequent marriage, to visit Disneyland. There is an outstanding warrant for his arrest if he were to step foot in the US. Among the areas of inquiry in our interview with Ms. Davis are:

  • Her mother’s divorce and traditional custody/visitation rights when she divorced her Saudi ex-husband when Yasmeen was two years of age.
  • Her Saudi father’s continued derogation of her background, religion and education.
  • Her mother’s plea with the Florida family court judge to have her ex-Saudi husband surrender his passport during their summer visits to prevent him from taking her  daughter into a country where she might never be able to return without his permission.
  • Her trauma at age 11, after her Saudi Father abducted and removed her against her will to Saudi Arabia during a summer vacation, and refused to allow her to see or speak with her mother.
  • Her protests of the new unwanted circumstances at her father’s residence in Saudi Arabia and her demands to be returned home.
  • The physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her father for refusing to convert to Islam.
  • The several years of deprivation in education while in Saudi Arabia.
  • The social ostracism and isolation she experienced in her father’s household.
  • The failure of the US Embassy to provide assistance to return her, an American citizen and minor, home.
  • How her family had to resort to their own means to rescue her.
  • How she suffered PTSD from the experience and still has lingering effects.
  • What her experience was like testifying as a 16 year old before the House Government Reform Committee in 2002.
  • How her Saudi father continues to keep tabs and harass her with calls and letters from US lawyers and visits from a former FBI agent he has retained.
  • What changes she believes should be undertaken here in the US to protect American children from kidnapping by fundamentalist Muslim fathers.

Watch this Vimeo video interview of Ms. Yasmeen Alexandria Davis by Ner Senior Editor Jerry Gordon

Florida: Kosovo immigrant wanted to blow up bridges in Tampa Bay, Sarasota

To kill Americans. via Osmakac considered several terrorism options, court documents say. h/t Atlas

Sami Osmakac toyed with the idea of blowing up the bridges crossing Tampa Bay or detonating bombs at the sheriff’s office and police departments before settling on a plan to plant explosives in Tampa’s Hyde Park party district and then spraying first responders with automatic gunfire, according to recently released court documents.

The planned January 2012 attack, Osmakac said in a “martyrdom video,” would be “payback for Sheikh Osama Bin Laden, may he rest in peace. ”

The plots are detailed in a 37-page report by a terrorism expert hired by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa to help in its case against Osmakac, a self-described jihadist who said he was too radical even for Hamas and other fringe Muslim groups.

Defense attorneys have filed a motion in federal court asking a judge to bar the prosecution from using the testimony of Evan Kohlmann, who had been given free range in viewing evidence, including recorded conversations between Osmakac and a pair of undercover FBI agents, and Osmakac’s computer records.

The report paints a chilling portrait of Osmakac as a radical Muslim who ridiculed the Muslim community in the Tampa area as being “enamored with material wealth” and said he worried more about being turned in by local Muslims than “infidels.”

Kohlmann is a controversial figure. In a 2010 issue of New York magazine, he was described as being respected in some quarters but also someone who “sees danger everywhere he looks.” At that time, he had offered testimony that helped convict 23 defendants in federal courts and the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay.

Prosecutors plan to use Kohlmann’s testimony at Osmakac’s trial on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered machine gun. Authorities allege Osmakac planned a terrorist attack in Tampa in January 2012, plotting to set off a car bomb, then take hostages and demand the release of Muslim prisoners.

The defense is arguing Osmakac was entrapped and that because of mental illness, he was susceptible to being influenced.

Kohlmann concludes in his report “that the defendant appears to fit many of the characteristics associated with the profile of a contemporary violent extremist, otherwise known as a ‘homegrown terrorist.’ ”

The report said Osmakac made trips overseas, though the reasons weren’t clear. He was in Turkey and Turkmenistan and was turned away from the Syrian border. That’s when he decided to plan a terrorism attack in the United States, according to a transcript of a conversation between him and an undercover agent.

In one recording Osmakac says:

My dream was always here. It’s better for, to get it, for them to get it here … ‘cause that’s why America loves to go to war with people, ‘cause they think nobody can attack them in their country. That’s why they’re so shocked about the Muslims. Because they brought it here … ”

Osmakac discussed a plan to use fishing boats to plant bombs on the bridges that span Tampa Bay and even one bridge in Sarasota. All he needed, he said was five people, maybe fewer, to carry out the plot.

“They’ll really be terrified,” he told the confidential informant. “Just take down the bridges, they can’t do nothing for a month. Nobody’s going to work, that’s gonna stop like three million people. They gonna be stopped. This area has millions, with Pinellas and Tampa … has like two, three million people. They all, nobody’s going to work.”

Previous posts here.

Florida: Plea deal offered to Muslim charged with supporting terrorists

via Plea deal offered for Jax man charged with supporting terrorists | www.wokv.com.

Jacksonville, FL — A plea deal is officially on the table for the Jacksonville man charged with supporting terrorism overseas.

During a status hearing for Shelton Bell today, his public defender Lisa Call asked the Magistrate for a 30 day continuance. She told him she had received a plea offer from the US Attorney’s Office last week but had not yet had the time to review it with Bell. She told the court she believes the case will “resolve” before trial.

The Magistrate set a plea deadline for March 19th. If the case does move forward to trial, it is now scheduled for April 7th.

Bell was indicted at 19-years-old for “Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists” and “Attempt to Provide Material Support to Terrorists”.  The indictment against Bell alleges that he recruited and trained locally for what he calls a violent “jihad” overseas. He also allegedly traveled abroad with the intent of supporting a terrorist organization.

Call and Kevin Frein with the US Attorney’s Office both declined further comment following the hearing.

Robert Spencer asks:

…under whose auspices did “Bell” convert to Islam? What mosque did he go to? Who taught him that jihad involved warfare against unbelievers, and this understanding of Islam that Muslim groups in the U.S. ostensibly reject? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?

Some clues from a previous post: Florida: Muslim Indicted, Attempted to Provide Material Support to Jihadists

John Ziegler said he was told about a year ago that Bell had converted to Islam and joined a mosque near where he lived. Around that time, Bell moved away from the area.

Area mosques:

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Florida: Muslim who sought underage child incest fantasy jailed for 10 years

Update on this post. via Brit Shuhel Mahboob Ali who sought child incest fantasy jailed for 10 years | Mail Online.

A British man who was caught by an undercover agent posing as the father of an underage girl has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Shuhel Mahboob Ali told the ‘father’ online that he wanted to have sex with her and raise a ‘daughters-only’ family so that he could carry out a sick incest fantasy.

Ali believed that the agent was arranging for him to be set up with his daughter, and Ali told how he wanted to ‘settle down with a girl and raise a couple of daughters for “the lifestyle,”‘ according to the criminal complaint.

‘When you start with very, very, very young, you can mold them to believe anything and do anything you see,’ he said according to the criminal complaint obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

He planned to travel to Florida, meet the teen and then bring her back to the United Kingdom where he would ‘begin to train her sexually and prepare her for a family’.

Ali flew from London to Sanford, Florida in April and then met the agent when he was expecting to meet the father of his would-be bride.

He was arrested near Titusville by agents from the Department of Homeland Security and local sheriff’s deputies. He was then taken into custody in North Brevard County.

Police found bondage tape, two hooded face masks, condoms and cameras in his bag as well as a computer which contained child pornography.

Ali pleaded guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

His 10 year sentence, which will be spent in a federal prison, was handed down on Monday.

‘It is truly unimaginable that monsters exist and walk among us with the purpose of victimizing our most precious citizens,’ Sheriff Wayne Ivey said at the time of his arrest.

‘I want this message to be absolutely crystal clear: We will use every lawful resource we have in our possession to find and remove you from society if you try to harm a child, no matter where you may be on this planet.’

Unfortunately, politicians and agencies who profit from immigration – legal and illegal, don’t give a damn about Americans or American children.

Florida: “Islamically Permissible” Food Demanded for Muslim Convicts

Sharia by any other name. via “Islamically Permissible” Food Demanded for Muslim Prison Inmates | Judicial Watch.

Should Americans pay the extra cost of providing Muslim prison inmates with special meals prepared according to Islamic law? The federal government does it and so do a few states, but not Florida and a U.S.-based terrorist front group is demanding a change.

It’s one of those only-in-America stories that tarnish the country’s image, not to mention diminish its dignity. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which pretends to be a Muslim civil rights group, is ordering Florida prison officials to offer Muslim inmates halal meals, which would cost taxpayers in the Sunshine State a lot more than the regular jailhouse cuisine.

Federal inmates already get the accommodation and so do convicted felons in some states, such as Pennsylvania and California, which spends an additional half a million dollars a year to purchase the halal meals for Muslim prisoners. Florida has resisted any religious meal accommodation so the Obama administration sued the state on behalf of Jewish convicts demanding Kosher meals, which cost four times as much.

“By refusing to offer Kosher meals the Florida Department of Corrections forces hundreds of its prisoners to violate their core religious beliefs on a daily basis, in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutional Persons Act of 2000,” according the Department of Justice (DOJ) complaint. The Clinton-era law protects the religious exercise of persons confined to institutions and prohibits a state or local government from “substantially burdening” that right.

Not surprisingly, a Clinton-appointed federal judge agreed with the Obama administration and ordered Florida to “provide a certified Kosher diet to all prisoners with a sincere religious basis for keeping Kosher” no later than July 2014. In the order the judge, Patricia Seitz, mentions the “number and diversity” of organizations that urged the state to provide inmates with a Kosher diet “further demonstrates the strong public interest at stake in this litigation.” Among them are the usual suspects like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other less known groups like the Hindu-American Foundation and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

CAIR celebrated the ruling and used it as an opportunity to call for “Islamically permissible” food to be served to all Muslim inmates in Florida. In a statement issued this month, the executive director of CAIR’s Florida headquarters says the Kosher ruling is “an important step in protecting the religious rights of incarcerated individuals” and that it’s only “fair and equitable” that if Jewish inmates get Kosher food, Muslim inmates should have access to halal meals. Florida officials needn’t worry about a thing because CAIR says in its press release that Muslim businesses are ready to provide “advice and services needed to provide halal meals to inmates.”

How convenient. Halal is an Arabic term for lawful under Islamic code. This means that pork is prohibited and all meat must come from animals that are ritually slaughtered. Allah must be pronounced during the kill and animals must be properly nourished, well rested and not stressed or excited prior to slaughter. A few years ago the Obama administration launched a special program to deliver halal meals to home-bound seniors in Detroit, a city known for its thriving Muslim population.

If Florida prison officials don’t start giving Muslim inmates halal meals, they should prepare for another DOJ lawsuit. CAIR, which has proven to be very influential in the Obama administration, will undoubtedly demand it. The group was founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) and was a co-conspirator in a federal terror-finance case involving the Hamas front group Holy Land Foundation.

Florida: Muslim arrested after runaway Illinois teen found – pregnant & committed to Islam

via Man arrested after Illinois runaway teen is found in Wesley Chapel | Tampa Bay Times. h/t Under the Burka

They met at the mall in her small central Illinois hometown. He came from Turkey and ran a kiosk in Bloomington. It was either June or July last year, detectives say.

She was 16. He was 39.

Tiffany kept her relationship with Sezer Gok a secret from her parents, authorities said. She began working for him. He named a new kiosk for her: Tiffany’s Balloons.

Gok had been working days, if not weeks, in advance to close down each of his kiosks. She left high school and family behind.

Before anyone even knew, they were gone.

“By the time we caught up with them leaving,” Rena said, “we were about 10 steps behind them.”

Tiffany was reported missing Nov. 12. Evidence showed she left willingly with Gok, Rena said.

At some point they were married in a Muslim religious ceremony, a Pasco sheriff’s report states. They first stopped in Pittsburgh. There, the report states, Gok read a news story alleging he abducted Tiffany. He got nervous and took her to Tampa.

Tiffany never told her parents where she was, Rena said. During the two months she was missing, she called them once, just before Christmas.

Back in Bloomington, Rena worked with U.S. marshals to track Gok’s location.

The couple moved to Glenwood Mobile Home Park on Habersham Lane east of Tampa. Then on Jan. 12, they rented a house at 5909 Azure Drive in Wesley Chapel.

Rena would not reveal investigative techniques, but marshals located Gok. Authorities went to the home at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and arrested him.

Investigators interviewed Tiffany, now 17, who told them she was seven weeks pregnant with Gok’s child and that she was “fully committed to Muslim faith,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Snow.

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Tiffany was taken into child custody. Her father has since picked her up, Rena said.

Gok, now 40, remained in the Land O’Lakes jail Wednesday on charges of interfering with custody and sheltering a runaway. More charges are pending against him in Illinois.

U.S. Immigration and Customs had placed a hold on his release.

That means he’s an immigrant. It also means somewhere in the U.S. an imam married them – probably at a mosque. Where? And what state was the marriage consummated in? Legal age?

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