Hamas-CAIR Tries To Shut Down Documentary on Honor Killing

And succeeds in the occupied territory of Dearbornistan.

“CAIR should be hosting screenings rather than shutting them down.”

via CAIR Tries To Shut Down ‘The Honor Diaries’ | actjonesboroar.

CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), the Muslim group that has been tied to terrorist groups, have succeeded in shutting down a screening of the film, “Honor Diaries,” at the University of Michigan, Dearborn last Thursday night, claiming that the film is ‘Islamophobic.’  Last night Megan Kelly interviewed one of the Muslim women featured in the film and another woman who defends ‘Honor Diaries.’

More:

O’Reilly and others at Fox continue to give Hamas-linked CAIR a platform…even though they openly display their hatred of Jews, women and even Muslims.

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 The woman from the video, pictured above, responded to CAIR:

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look! takes photo with a proud Jew and implies wrongdoing!

Bonus: Extended clip of Honor Diaries

http://youtu.be/w-zWq_Xzw_g

Tennessee: Mega mosque gets judge removed from zoning appeal

Muslim thuggery in plain view. via Murfreesboro mosque hearing gets heated in courthouse hallway – WSMV Channel 4. (video at link)

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – The battle over a cemetery being planned at a Murfreesboro mosque didn’t end when Monday’s hearing did. Afterwards, a heated confrontation erupted in a courthouse hallway involving supporters and opponents.

The board of zoning appeals approved the cemetery in January, but opponents were seeking an injunction Monday, hoping to stop the cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro from moving forward. They claim there is standing water at the site and traffic concerns.

But the shocker came when a motion asking Judge Robert Corlew III to recuse himself was granted.

“We’ll go to another judge because the Islamic center didn’t think Judge Corlew could give them a fair trial. I think it was sad today for all the people took off work to be here,” said mosque opponent Lou Ann Zelenick.

If the judges name sounds familiar that is because Robert Corlew previously ruled that construction approval for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was void…that there was not sufficient public notice of the meeting where construction had been approved two years earlier.

Emotions were high following the hearing, as mosque opponents claimed a student journalist from the University of Maryland was secretly recording even though she had been right alongside other members of the media in the public courthouse.

“You’re really inciting work. It’s scary what you’re doing,” Zelenick said.

“The level of emotion in this case has been high throughout, and I think that spilled over after the judge decided to step down,” said attorney John Green, who is representing the mosque.

The plaintiffs have 15 days to appeal the judge’s ruling or can wait on the clerk of the court to appoint a new judge.

 At least ten death threats by Muslims on Zelenick’s life yet no arrests. Religion of peace?

Background: The Murfreesboro Mosque: Built on a Foundation of Lies

And what goes on in Tennessee mosques? Spreading jihad.

Michigan: County appealing $1.2M award to Muslim over beard

But Muslim lawyer seeks more cash. via WASHTENAW COUNTY: County appealing $1.2 million discrimination award – Ann Arbor Journal – Heritage Newspapers.

Washtenaw County is appealing a discrimination lawsuit in which they were ordered to pay $1.2 million to a Muslim man who says he was unfairly passed over for a promotion and called a terrorist.

Ali Aboubaker, 56, of Ypsilanti, said he was denied an opportunity to interview for the Entry Level Drain Inspector Position because of his “race, national origin, or religion.”doc532f71d9d83cc2495089081

A U.S. District Court jury awarded Aboubaker $1.2 million due to lost wages and other damages.

One of the attorneys for the county, Thomas Wurst, confirmed they were planning an appeal but declined to elaborate.

“I would prefer not to comment at this time,” said Wurst, an attorney with the law firm Miller and Johnson in Grand Rapids. “We are proceeding with an appeal as we believe the verdict is inconsistent with the facts and contrary to law.”

Wurst would not go into any further detail, but usually within a year, an appeal is heard at the next level.

According to court documents, the jury also found that Washtenaw County acted with malice or reckless indifference to Aboubaker’s rights by denying him an opportunity to interview for the drain inspector position.

Also according to court documents, the award included actual damages of wages ($321,490.13), future wages ($614,028.97), and other damages ($250,000), including damages arising out of future pecuniary losses, emotional pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-pecuniary losses.

“It was a record based on recent memory,” said Shareef Akeel, the lawyer for Aboubaker, with the law firm Akeel and Valentine in Troy. “We were all stunned. But the jury saw the terrible wrong the county committed.”

Akeel said they are in the process of filing for further awards as well.

“The jury saw a true, sincere, humble man that had a strong work ethic, but that was terribly wronged by the county,” said Akeel. “We have now filed for prejudgment interest of $160,000, and attorney fees for $109,000 as allowed under federal law. These motions are pending. So in total, the county may end up paying in excess of $1.4 million.”

 

Minnesota: Hamas-CAIR shakes down sheriff’s office, policy changed allowing more sharia for Muslim criminals

The application of Islamic sharia law (and the Islam tax) goes even further:

a nonpublic photo without the covering will be taken for police use and another photo with the covering will be available for public use.

via Hennepin County sheriff’s office announces new policy for religious head coverings for inmates | Star Tribune. h/t LUTBOI

Dhimmitude: Hennepin County Sheriff Richard W. Stanek, left, and Major J.R. Storms spoke about the addition of a policy regarding Islamic head coverings for Muslim inmates.

Dhimmitude: Hennepin County Sheriff Richard W. Stanek, left, and Major J.R. Storms spoke about the addition of a policy regarding Islamic head coverings for Muslim inmates.

Inmates at the Hennepin County jail will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, the Sheriff’s Office said Thursday, making it the first law enforcement agency in Minnesota to adopt such a policy.

Just a few hours after Sheriff Rich Stanek announced the change, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said it will roll out a similar policy this week.

The new policies were warmly welcomed by representatives of religious and cultural groups.

“This addresses the most fundamental of civil rights,” said Fartun Weli, executive director of Isuroon, a Somali women’s advocacy group. “It’s part of our identity.”

The trauma of an arrest can move a suspect to “seek spiritual relief, but they also have to deal with the shame of not being able to wear a head covering,” Weli said. “This is a big deal to us, but we aren’t saying somebody should receive special treatment because of their religion.”

How do you say bullshit in Somali? The punishment for breaking the law is LOSING rights, not getting special privileges at taxpayer expense.

Although both sheriff’s offices had been considering the changes for nearly a year, a compelling letter from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to Stanek last fall drove home the importance of allowing religious garb in jail, the sheriff said.

In Hennepin County, at least a couple of dozen inmates each year will be affected. When individuals wearing a head covering such as yarmulke, hijab or kufi are booked into jail, they will be taken to a private area where the clothing item will be searched and inventoried. For security reasons, the jail then will provide a replacement.

Procedures are also in place for inmates who didn’t arrive wearing a religious head covering, but want to request one.

One caveat: An inmate can receive a head covering only if he or she isn’t deemed a safety or security threat, Stanek said. If the covering is altered or used for anything other than its intended purpose, it will be taken away.

The new policy also includes booking photos. In Hennepin County, a female inmate wearing a hijab will be allowed to keep it on, but push it back off her face for the photo. In Ramsey County, a nonpublic photo without the covering will be taken for police use and another photo with the covering will be available for public use.

Outright compliance with Islamic sharia…at taxpayer expense.

The policy’s genesis

The new policy, which adheres to the constitutional and federal requirements of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, followed discussions with CAIR and experts on religion and corrections, Stanek said. His office also reviewed similar policies in California and Illinois.

Before the new policy, the Sheriff’s Office considered head covering requests from inmates case-by-case. The jail currently accommodates inmates with specific religious needs such as adhering to dietary requirements, providing religious literature and organizing religious leaders from a variety of faiths who volunteer in the jail.

Each year, more than 38,000 people are booked into Hennepin County jail and 20,000 into the Ramsey County facility. Inmates usually are struggling with a variety of issues when they land in jail, and not being able to wear a head covering can add to their problems, Weli said.

Weli has seen a jail-issued hijab, which is dark brown and made with a stretchy material. She said she was pleased with it, and that it compared well to one she might buy at a local Somali shopping mall.

Lori Saroya, executive director of CAIR, agreed, then joked she was glad they weren’t the bright orange color typically associated with jail attire.

An influential letter

Saroya said her office has heard complaints of insensitivity over head coverings at jails throughout the state.

In August 2013, a religious Muslim woman was ordered to remove her hijab and given two T-shirts to cover her head and arms, Saroya said.

The letter CAIR sent to Stanek in December detailed that incident and compared making the religious woman remove her scarf to asking a woman to take off her shirt.

“The hijab is not an accessory. Muslim women who wear the hijab sincerely believe it is a religious obligation,” the letter stated.

The letter also discussed federal and state discrimination laws, head-covering policies in other states and recommendations for the Hennepin County jail. Saroya hopes other counties will follow the lead of Hennepin and Ramsey.

Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, also hailed the change. “We appreciate the difficulty in balancing a person’s sincerely held religious beliefs and practices with the need to maintain security and decorum at the [jail],” he said.

The new policy is an opportunity to be proactive rather than reactive, Stanek said.

Proactive sharia law? Stanek and the other LEO’s should be ashamed of even meeting with the Hamas-linked, federally named unindicted co-conspirator to the largest Islamic terror financing conviction in U.S. history. They are negligent in their duty to protect Americans.

There’s a plague settling across Minnesota:

Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”

Minnesota: St. Paul Police Dept bows down, approves police-issued hijab

Muslims file $5M lawsuit after prevented from making Empire State Building deck personal Islamic prayer room

via Muslims booted from Empire State Building for praying: suit | New York Post. h/t BNI

A Muslim family from Long Island slapped the owners of the Empire State Building Tuesday with a scathing $5 million lawsuit that claims they were booted from the building’s observation deck for praying.

Fahad and Amina Tirmizi of Farmingville said their civil rights were violated when they were “assaulted, battered and forcibly removed” from the famed observatory last July.

The suit, filed against Malkin Properties, security company Andrews International Inc. and others, claims that Fahad, 32, and his 30-year-old wife were unfairly targeted because they were Muslim and wearing traditional Muslim attire.

“We weren’t doing anything wrong,” Fahad said. “We just wanted to enjoy the view like everyone else.”

The couple and their two children were on the 86th-floor outside deck when they walked over to a quiet spot to recite evening prayers, the suit says.

Although Amina briefly prayed without incident, a security guard quickly confronted Fahad and “menacingly poked” him and loudly told him he was not allowed to pray on the deck.

Another guard joined the fray and told all the family members that they had to leave, and “forcibly escorted” them down to the lobby and out of the of the building, the suit says.

Fahad told The Post that he has prayed in public before and tries to be respectful.

“Earlier that same day at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, I needed to pray the afternoon prayer and wanted to make sure I’m not in the way,” ­he said.

“I confirmed with a police officer who was standing right there to make sure it was a good spot. The officer responded, ‘Go for it, it’s not illegal to pray.’ ”

The Tirmizis’ lawyer, Phil Hines, said the family outing became an experience of intolerance.

“To most, the Empire State Building is one of the great landmarks of this city, but for my client and his family, it is a building of ignorance and injustice,” Hines said.

The World Trade Centers were one of the great landmarks of the city too. Until your client’s co-religionists knocked them down killing 3,000 innocent people.

“A family trip to enjoy the cityscape was cut short after security officials threw them out of the building for exercising their religious beliefs.”

Representatives for Malkin Properties did not immediately return messages.

Empire State Building responds:

In response, an Empire State Realty Trust spokeswoman, Brandy Bergman, told CNN Wednesday, “The claims are totally without merit and we will respond to them in court.”

Philly: DOJ sues school district for bearded Muslim

Dept. of Jihad is on it. via U.S. Justice Dept. sues Philly school district over beard-length rule. h/t Islamist Watch

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, claiming a rule regulating the length of employees’ beards constitutes religious discrimination.

According to the suit filed Wednesday, the district in October 2010 instituted a new grooming policy preventing school police officers and security guards from having beards longer than a quarter of an inch.

School police officer Siddiq Abu-Bakr maintained an untrimmed beard for the 27 years he worked at the district, the suit states. Abu-Bakr is a member of the Islamic faith, which he says requires that he not cut his beard.

When Abu-Bakr notified his supervisor his religious beliefs precluded him from complying with the new policy, he was allegedly issued a written reprimand cautioning that continued violation of the rule would result in “further disciplinary action.”

Though, according to the suit, Abu-Bakr provided district officials with a letter from his imam confirming his religion prohibited him from trimming his beard, the district allegedly responded his request was outweighed by “the integrity of the policy.”

The lawsuit claims the district failed to consider Abu-Bakr’s request for “reasonable accommodation” to its grooming policy. The district instead denied the request without showing that complying would cause undue hardship, according to the suit.

Prosecutors said Abu-Bakr filed a religious discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which referred the matter to the Justice Department after determining there was reasonable cause to support the allegation.

Through the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States is seeking that the district be required to create new grooming policies that don’t discriminate against employees. The lawsuit is also seeking monetary damages for Abu-Bakr and others who are similarly situated.

“No employee should be forced to violate his religious beliefs in order to earn a living,” Spencer Lewis Jr., district director of the EEOC’s Philadelphia District Office, said in a statement. “Modifying a dress or grooming code is a reasonable accommodation that enables employees to keep working without posing an undue hardship on the employer.”

Except when it means serving cakes to homosexuals or being forced to use your earnings to pay for abortions and birth control. Then it’s ok to violate religious beliefs.

Not the first time the DOJ has sued to force sharia law on American institutions.

FBI agent: U.S. has evidence to indict CAIR for terror

via FBI agent: U.S. has evidence to indict CAIR for terror.

The Justice Department has enough incriminating evidence to file terrorism charges against the Council on American-Islamic Relations and its founders but has chosen not to indict the Washington-based group and its leaders at this time, a veteran FBI agent reveals in a shocking new book.

“There is enough evidence to indict CAIR, but the government chose not to do so at this time,” said former FBI official John Guandolo, author of “Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America.”

He suggests the government balked at throwing the book at CAIR for political reasons.

CAIR has cultivated a number of political supporters, mainly among leading Democrats in Washington – including senior White House officials. Secret Service entry logs show CAIR officials have visited the White House several times during the Obama administration.

Despite its designation as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in 2007, the Muslim pressure group in recent years has successfully lobbied for changes in federal policies dealing with the war on terror. For example, CAIR took credit for helping persuade Attorney General Eric Holder to prohibit religious profiling in terror cases, a decision his department is expected to announce formally soon. It also played a key role in the Pentagon’s recent decision to change long-standing uniform rules to allow military personnel to wear Islamic beards and head coverings.

Moreover, a controversial new rule issued earlier this month by the departments of State and Homeland Security to relax U.S. immigration for Palestinian and other foreign “refugees” who have provided “limited” material support to terrorists also dovetails with CAIR lobbying.

Under the Bush administration, the Justice Department implicated CAIR in a criminal conspiracy to raise money for Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.

CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad, aka Omar Yehya, was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation case. He and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad remain under FBI investigation, senior FBI officials have confirmed in letters to Congress. Until their ties to Hamas are resolved, the FBI says it will not formally recognize CAIR as a Muslim outreach partner or meet with CAIR officials. The FBI has effectively banned CAIR pending the outcome of the probe.

Starting in the fall of 2008, Guandolo said, “the FBI cut off all ties with CAIR because of their ties to Hamas.”

He explains that CAIR was created in 1994 by the U.S. branch of Hamas, known as the “Palestine Committee,” to function as the “political arm” of the Palestinian terrorist group. A year before founding the front group, Ahmad and Awad had attended a secret meeting with “senior leaders of Hamas” at a Philadelphia hotel that was bugged by the FBI. An internal FBI memo written by the former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division describes “all attendees” of the meeting – including Ahmad and Awad – as “Hamas members,” Guandolo points out.

“CAIR was the fourth organization created by Hamas to recruit jihadis, raise money and gain media favor for Hamas in America,” Guandolo said, adding that phone books, organizational charts, secret manifestos written in Arabic and other documents the FBI has seized indicate Awad and Ahmad were in leadership positions in the U.S. Palestine Committee prior to the creation of CAIR.

“CAIR is Hamas,” Guandolo flatly states.

Since 9/11, several CAIR officials – including senior officials working in the group’s national office located within blocks of the U.S. Capitol – have been convicted or deported on terrorism-related charges.

More: Holder Admits DOJ Dumped CAIR Case

Virginia: Sheriff won’t stop counterterrorism training at terror-linked CAIR’s request

That’s the good news.

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via Culpeper sheriff: no plans to stop counterterrorism training – Roanoke Times: Virginia.

Despite the urging of local and national Islamic leaders, Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins said Friday that he has no plans to cancel a controversial three-day counterterrorism training session next week.

Jenkins met Friday with Corey Saylor of the D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic relations and Dr. Nabeel Babar, director of the Islamic Center of Culpeper, both of whom asked the sheriff to cancel the training sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center. The sessions will be led by former FBI agent John Guandolo, whom the CAIR called a “notorious anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist” in a release earlier this week.

Both Saylor and Jenkins described their meeting as positive, but Saylor said he was not pleased the seminar will apparently go on as planned.

“Sheriff Jenkins wants to hold some good counterterrorism seminars, and that is how it should be,” Saylor said, adding, “We just don’t think John Guandolo is the man to do it.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors extremist groups, has also called on Jenkins to cancel the seminars. It said Guandolo has claimed that CIA Director John Brennan is a secret Muslim agent for the Saudis.

That claim could be easily confirmed by Brennan himself. Why hasn’t anyone in the media simply asked him if he is or has ever been a Muslim?

Jenkins said Friday that he offered to hold the sessions with a disclaimer stating that his department does not necessarily agree with anything Guandolo might say in his “Jihadi Networks in America” training programs.

The bad news is Sheriff Jenkins apparently has no clue who the FBI-banned, DOJ-confirmed, unindicted as a co-conspirator in the largest Islamic terror finance conviction in U.S. history, Hamas-CAIR is. Links on left nav bar for those new to CAIR’s racket.

Jenkins said he also offered Saylor and Babar an opportunity to talk with his staff on Monday and hold a more formal educational session at some later date.

“The more information we can get the better,” Jenkins said.

Only if you believe in keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

Jenkins earlier stated that he and his men were capable of separating facts from any theories offered by Guandolo.

“We’ve got sense enough not to take anything we might not agree with at face value,” he said.

Although Saylor said he was pleased with Jenkins’ bid at “addressing our concerns,” he said that he was disappointed with the sheriff’s refusal to cancel the training sessions.

CAIR sent letters to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice and the Rappahannock Regional Justice Academy on Friday afternoon asking that officers attending the seminar not be given the 40 hours of re-certification credits it now carries.

“We respectfully request that the Department of Criminal Justice Services withdraw its accreditation for this hate-filled training program,” the letter to DCJS Director Garth Wheeler stated.

According to a CAIR news release, Wheeler responded by saying he would look into the matter.

Jenkins said he assured Saylor and Babar that the seminar “was not a political stunt.” He said he also told them that some of the problems that have arisen might have been avoided “if we had talked earlier.”

“I don’t like to be prejudged,” Jenkins said.

To ensure safety for everyone, Jenkins said tight security measures will be put in place next week when Guandolo holds his seminars.

Safety of whom? From what? Muslims?

A total of 50 officers from Culpeper, various parts of Virginia and other states are expected to attend.

Hamas-linked CAIR put out a call to action to Muslims. This is a non-Muslim call to action. Sheriff Jenkins should not be negotiating with terror-linked Muslim groups. Let him know.

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Judge: Associated Press, not NYPD, caused Muslims harm

Associated with Terrorists Press.

via Judge throw out lawsuit challenging NYPD’s spying on Muslims | MSNBC.

“The police could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself,” Martini wrote. “The motive for the program was not solely to discriminate against Muslims, but rather to find Muslim terrorists hiding among ordinary, law-abiding Muslims.”

Any harm suffered by Muslims who were spied on, Martini wrote, was not the fault of the NYPD, but of the Associated Press reporters who first revealed the existence of the surveillance effort.

“Nowhere in the Complaint do Plaintiffs allege that they suffered harm prior to the unauthorized release of the documents by the Associated Press. This confirms that Plaintiffs’ alleged injuries flow from the Associated Press’s unauthorized disclosure of the documents,” Martini wrote. “The harms are not ‘fairly traceable’ to any act of surveillance.” The Associated Press declined to comment on the ruling.

In 2012 the Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the NYPD’s “Demographics Unit,” which engaged in blanket surveillance of American Muslims in the region beginning after Sept. 11. The NYPD made maps of local Muslim communities, spied on Muslim student organizations, and monitored Muslim businesses, all without evidence of a specific crime or intent to commit one. An NYPD official admitted in testimony under oath that despite the breadth of the program, it never resulted in a single investigation.

Shortly after the story broke, Muslim Advocates, Muslim civil rights group, and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a group of plaintiffs, including a Sayed Farhaj Hassan, a Shia Muslim U.S. Army veteran who discovered that his mosque had been surveilled as part of an effort to gauge a possible Iranian terrorist threat to New York City. Muslim Advocates and the CCR argued that the program “impermissibly and intentionally discriminates against Plaintiffs because of their religion.”

Martini based his decision in part on a 2009 Supreme Court decision dismissing a lawsuit against federal officials over the detention of Arab Muslim men in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In that case, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that “It should come as no surprise that a legitimate policy directing law enforcement to arrest and detain individuals because of their suspected link to the attacks would produce a disparate, incidental impact on Arab Muslims, even though the purpose of the policy was to target neither Arabs nor Muslims.”

Meanwhile, in LA, a Muslim cop is being accused by a black family of doing the terrorizing, Man Claims L.A. Deputies Roasted His Genitals.

 

 

Fed Judge: PC Censorship of Seattle Anti-Terrorism Ad Trumps 1st Amendment (video)

Restated: Any ad or speech Muslims find offensive is prohibited. This my friends is the definition of “creeping sharia.” The bias and dhimmitude brought into the courtroom by this judge and displayed immediately and throughout is frightening. Federal Judge Richard A. Jones defends JIHAD!!!!

via American Freedom Law Center.

The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) has filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking review of a lower court ruling that denied AFLC’s motion for a preliminary injunction which requested that the court order the King County transit authority to display an anti-terrorism bus advertisement that it censored.

The proposed advertisement (directly below), which was submitted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and its executive directors, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, included pictures, names, and a similar message from an earlier anti-terrorism advertisement sponsored by the U.S. State Department, which was accepted for display on King County buses.  The State Department advertisement depicted the “Faces of Global Terrorism” in an effort to “stop a terrorist” and “save lives.”  In addition, the advertisement offered an “up to $25 million reward” for helping to capture one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists.

AFDI Terrorism Ad [AFDI Advertisement]

FBI Terrorism Ad[State Department Advertisement]

Moreover, in the State Department advertisement (directly above), thirty out of the thirty-two listed terrorists had Muslim names or are wanted for terrorism related to organizations conducting terrorist acts in the name of Islam.  After complaints from a Washington State politician and two Muslim-American advocacy groups that claimed the list of wanted global terrorists appeared to include only Muslim terrorists, the federal government terminated its “Faces of Global Terrorism” advertisement campaign.   Continue reading

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.

ACLU Representing Jihad Suspect in Challenge of NSA Surveillance Program

Where was the ACLU when Obama/Holder were violating the rights of conservative groups and forcing Obamacare on Americans? via Terror Suspect Challenges NSA Surveillance Program – ABC News.

Jamshid Muhtorov (credit: registan.net)

Jamshid Muhtorov (credit: registan.net)

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program, saying in a court document filed Wednesday that spying by the federal government has gone too far.

In the motion filed in federal court in Denver with help from the American Civil Liberties Union, Jamshid Muhtorov also requested that prosecutors disclose more about how surveillance law was used in his case. Muhtorov denies the terror charges he faces.

Surveillance under current law “is exceptionally intrusive and it is conducted by executive officers who enjoy broad authority to decide whom to monitor, when and for how long,” Muhtorov argued in his motion.

“The statute that authorized the surveillance is unconstitutional,” Muhtorov said, citing constitutional provisions against unreasonable search and seizure.

The ACLU called the filing the first of its kind.

Except for similar cases here, here and here.

Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon declined to comment.

The challenge had been expected after the Justice Department in October said it intended to use information gleaned from one of the NSA’s warrantless surveillance programs against Muhtorov. It was the first time the department had made such a disclosure.

The U.S. Supreme Court has so far turned aside challenges to the law on the grounds that people who bring such lawsuits have no evidence they are being targeted.

In another case involving the government’s surveillance methods, a federal judge in a Chicago terrorism case ruled Wednesday that a defendant’s lawyers will be given access to an application prosecutors submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, established to monitor spying within in the United States. The Chicago judge called her pretrial ruling in the case of Adel Daoud a first. Daoud has denied seeking to detonate a bomb in Chicago in 2012.

In the Denver case, Muhtorov was accused in 2012 of providing material support to an Uzbek terrorist organization active in Afghanistan.

According to Wednesday’s motion, Muhtorov was targeted by the Uzbek government because of his work with human rights groups in his homeland. He fled and resettled in Aurora, Colo., in 2007, as a political refugee and became a legal permanent U.S. resident.

Muhtorov was arrested Jan. 21, 2012, in Chicago with about $2,800 in cash, two shrink-wrapped iPhones and an iPad as well as a GPS device. In March 2012, his attorney, federal public defender Brian Leedy, said at a court hearing that Muhtorov denied the allegations and had been headed to the Uzbekistan region to visit family, including a sister who remains imprisoned in that country.

More on Muhtorov here.

Chicago: Judge rules defense in jihad case can see secret docs

First the back story, Muslim teen arrested in plot to car bomb Chicago bar. Yes he thought he was killing Americans. Now the update, via Judge: Defense in terror case can see secret docs – MiningGazette.com

The government can’t keep secret its request to conduct clandestine surveillance of an accused attempted terrorist, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday in a potentially far-reaching decision that gives defense attorneys unprecedented access to records filed with a secret intelligence court.

The ruling is the first time defendant’s lawyers will be given access to an application prosecutors submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISA, which was established in 1978 to monitor spying within in the United States, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said.

Judge Coleman’s decision Wednesday is a rare win for the defense, which has pressed for the government to shed more light on how investigators might have employed the kind of phone and Internet spying revealed by ex-government contractor Edward Snowden.

Her pretrial ruling is in the case of 20-year-old Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from suburban Chicago. He denies allegations he took a phony car bomb from an undercover FBI agent in 2012, parked it by a downtown Chicago bar and pressed a trigger.

The decision means defense attorneys should be able to challenge prosecutors on the substance of the application, though not in public. Prosecutors had wanted the judge to follow established practice and view the secret application herself behind closed doors — with prosecutors there, too, but with the defense locked out on security grounds. Continue reading

Oregon: Convicted jihadist seeks NSA evidence

Politico’s Josh Gerstein fails to mention the convict is a Muslim who wanted to and thought he was about to kill thousands of Americans at a Christmas tree lighting. via Terror convict seeks snooping evidence – POLITICO.com.

Lawyers for an Oregon man convicted in an attempted terrorism case using evidence derived from one of the National Security Agency surveillance programs detailed by leaker Edward Snowden are demanding broad access to the top-secret surveillance conducted against their client and arguing that it will demonstrate that his conviction be thrown out.

In a motion filed Monday in federal court in Portland, attorneys for Mohamed Mohamud argue that information on the surveillance was deliberately withheld from the defense prior to a jury convicting him nearly a year ago on a count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Mohamud was arrested as part of an FBI sting in which he attempted to detonate a dummy vehicle bomb at Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010.

In apparent response to a complex string of events involving an inaccurate representation to the Supreme Court by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli (a seemingly unintentional one on his part) and a later statement by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), prosecutors advised the Oregon federal court and the defense in November that evidence introduced at Mohamud’s trial was the product of surveillance under a 2008 law, the FISA Amendments Act. Under that law, such a notice was supposed to be provided to the court and defense prior to the trial, the defense argued.

“The Court should conclude that, based on the apparent provenance of the government’s belated disclosure, the government’s failure to comply
with the FAA notice requirement resulted from knowing and intentional conduct by government actors,” Mohamud lawyers Steve Sady, Steve Wax and Lisa Hay wrote in a legal memo supporting the discovery motion.

It appears that Mohamud’s communications with others abroad were acquired under FAA Section 702, a program that allows the NSA to obtain communications from Internet providers by requesting information about foreigners outside the U.S. Under some circumstances, data on Americans that shows up in such e-mail or social media feeds can be used to pursue a criminal case.

Mohamud, who was 18 at the time of his arrest, was scheduled to be sentenced last June but that sentencing was delayed to last December for unclear reasons that now appear to have been related to the surveillance issue. The December sentencing was canceled after the government filed the notice regarding evidence obtained by surveillance.

U.S. District Court Judge Garr King has ordered prosecutors to reply within a month to the motion the defense filed Monday.

Similar litigation is underway in at least one other case, in Colorado,where federal prosecutors recently disclosed surveillance-derived evidence to a criminal suspects charged with providing material support to a designated terrorist group.

Update: Judge denies search documents in bomb plot defense

The Islamization of America in 2013

via The Islamization of America in 2013.

by Pamela Geller

Since I wrote my book Stop the Islamization of America and established the Stop Islamization of America initiative of my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), we have seen increasing accommodation and submission to Islam in the United States. This past year was a particularly good year for Islamic supremacists, who are working furiously in this country to impose Sharia (Islamic law) — and in particular, the blasphemy laws under the Sharia.

The Islamic supremacist approach is stealthier here in the States than it is in Europe, where we see no-go zones, mass car burnings, etc., because Europe currently has a much bigger Muslim population than the U.S. does. More on Muslim immigration here.

That kind of aggression is in our future, for nothing is being done to prevent its coming here. The few of us who dare to speak against Sharia and jihad are blacklisted from the mainstream media’s major newspaper and broadcast outlets. Trimmers (those who soften the message about Islam or speak of “Islamism,” an artificial word making a distinction without a difference) and Islamic apologists are dusted off and trotted out to make some inane comment whenever the mainstream media cannot avoid covering a jihad news story (such as the Boston Marathon jihad bombing). But the effective true voices against Islamization, such as myself, Robert Spencer, Wafa Sultan, and Ibn Warraq are rarely seen these days.

It’s never been as bad as it is now, and we have never been proven so right as we were in 2013. In the U.S., in a survey released at the end of 2012, almost half of the Muslims in America said that they thought parodies of Muhammad should be subject to criminal prosecution. One in eight thought that insulting Islam should be a death penalty offense. Forty percent said that they shouldn’t have to obey U.S. laws, but should be subject only to Islamic law.

These findings should have come as no surprise; they weren’t much different from those of a May 2013 survey of Muslims worldwide. The survey showed that the harshest Sharia punishments enjoy broad support among Muslims the world over: “72% of Indonesian Muslims, 84% of Pakistani Muslims, 82% of Bengladeshi Muslims, 74% of Egyptian Muslims, and 71% of Nigerian Muslims supported making Sharia the official state law of their respective societies.” 85% of Muslims in Pakistan, 81% in Afghanistan, and 70% in Egypt supported the most brutal aspects of Sharia, such as amputating the hands of thieves. 86% of Muslims in Pakistan, 84% in Afghanistan, and 80% in Egypt supported stoning for adultery. 75% in Pakistan, 79% in Afghanistan, and 88% in Egypt favored executing those who leave Islam. “91% of Iraqi Muslims and 99% of Afghan Muslims supported making Sharia the official state law of their respective societies.”

And in America, wherever Islamic law and American law conflict, it is increasingly American law that gives way. Islam is even taught in public schools, according to a report at The Blaze:

An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic hand sign.”

In November 2012, a Muslim mother went on trial for beating her teenage daughter after the girl refused an arranged marriage and was seen at school talking to a boy who was not her planned husband. Her devout Muslim father stabbed his daughter in the neck, leaving a wound an inch and a half long, and admitted that he tried to kill her. This couple was freed: the mother got two years of probation.

This was Arizona. Not Yemen, not Iran, but Phoenix. This is the Sharia in America, for honor violence is not merely sanctioned in Islam, it is encouraged. And honor murder of the offspring is sanctioned under Islam: according to Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring” (o1.1-2).

The following month, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which has now been declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government, spoke at a mosque in Brooklyn. The NYPD enforced the Sharia there as well, arresting a man who came to protest against Brotherhood atrocities in Egypt. One must not criticize Islam or its self-appointed representatives – even in Brooklyn.

In another Sharia ruling that same month, a federal judge ruled against a Tulsa police captain who had exercised his First Amendment rights and refused to force some of his subordinates to attend a dawah (Islamic proselytizing) event at a Tulsa mosque. If these police officers had been required to go to a church, they’d have won their case.

In Minnesota in November 2013, the YMCA and the St. Paul Police Department organized a Muslim swim, restricted to Muslim women only, with taxpayer dollars. The police department is providing transportation for the Muslimas to segregated Sharia swim at the YMCA. There are thousands of Islamic centers across the country — Sharia swim belongs there, not in our public pools. If it is so crucial that these Muslims live under Sharia, why move here? Why not live in a Sharia state?

Instead, Sharia is coming here. In June 2013, it was revealed that the San Francisco Airport used public money to construct a foot-washing station for Muslims. Harvard University in January 2013 posted a Qur’anic verse at the entrance of its faculty of law, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions for justice in history, heedless of the fact that Sharia law is the antithesis of America law. The Constitution is the great shining moment of Western civilization, based on individual rights, the premise of which is the opposite of Islamic law. Continue reading

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