Kansas: Muslim convicted of murder & on trial for child rape sues jail over Ramadan meals

A murderer and child rapist, as was his Prophet. via Muslim inmate sues Shawnee County Jail over religious rights | CJOnline.com.

Shawnee County Jail inmate Eddie A. Gordon Sr., a practicing Muslim and convicted murderer facing sex crime charges, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking $2 million and alleging his religious rights were violated.

Gordon, acting as his own attorney, filed the lawsuit in a 15-page handwritten petition submitted to U.S. District Court in Topeka.

Defendants listed include the Shawnee County Jail; Aramark, the jail’s food service provider; Brian Cole, director of the Shawnee County Department of Corrections; and Timothy Phelps, a major in that department.

Shawnee County counselor Rich Eckert said Thursday: “The Shawnee County Department of Corrections abides as close as constitutionally possible to the religious dictates of various religions including diet, reading materials or other needs of faith. We are confident Mr. Gordon was treated in an appropriate manner and look forward to this baseless lawsuit being dismissed in a timely manner.”

The lawsuit petition contends Gordon at one point wasn’t fed for 28 hours during the season of Ramadan, when Muslims for 30 days fast from dawn until after sunset.

The petition added that when Gordon was fed, his Ramadan meals were cold and unbearable to eat.

Shawnee County District Court records indicate Gordon, 25, is awaiting trial on charges of rape of a child younger than 14 years old and attempted aggravated criminal sodomy to a child younger than 14.

A jail official said Thursday that Gordon is to be returned to the Kansas Department of Corrections when prosecution is complete in the sexual assault case.

Gordon became a state prison inmate after being sentenced in October 2011 to about 23 years in prison for intentional second-degree murder in the November 2010 gunshot slaying of 24-year-old Vincent G. Lambert at a home in the city’s Oakland community.

9th US Circuit Court Judge gives sharia legal consideration in “Innocence of Muslims” ruling

via Florida Family Association.

9th US Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski gives legal consideration to Sharia fatwa in amended opinion for en banc hearing of his order to quash YouTube’s First Amendment Right to post anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims.”

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 Florida Family Association sent out several email alerts earlier this year that reported a 3 judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Google on February 26, 2014 to remove the controversial movie “Innocence of Muslims” from Youtube.com.  The panel voted 2-1 to reverse a lower court order that denied the injunction sought in Cindy Lee Garcia’s law suit.  Garcia sued Google on October 17, 2012 seeking a restraining order that would require Youtube.com to remove “Innocence of Muslims”  from their web service.  Garcia claimed that she had a copyright for a five second video that was incorporated into the film and that she had not given permission for its use in the movie.  She also claimed that she would suffer irreparable harm from an Islamic fatwa if the movie were not removed from access on the World Wide Web.

 Innocence of Muslims” which sparked protests across the Muslim world “depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.   In a 13 minute 51 second trailer, the Islamic prophet is made to look like a murderer and adulterer as well” according to TheBlaze.com

 Defendant Google, who owns YouTube, had petitioned the appellate court to hear the case en banc by all of the justices in the 9th US Circuit.   However, the en banc hearing was delayed until now to allow the three judge panel to amend the opinion and dissent.  The court amended the opinion and dissent on July 11, 2014.  This opinion amendment was not posted on the court’s web site until July 24,2014.

9th US Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski amended opinion states in part:


  • While answering a casting call for a low-budget amateur film doesn’t often lead to stardom, it also rarely turns an aspiring actress into the subject of a fatwa. But that’s exactly what happened to Cindy Lee Garcia when she agreed to act in a film with the working title “Desert Warrior.”
  • These, of course, are fighting words to many faithful Muslims and, after the film aired on Egyptian television, there were protests that generated worldwide news coverage.  An Egyptian cleric issued a fatwa, calling for the killing of everyone involved with the film, and Garcia soon began receiving death threats. She responded by taking a number of security precautions and asking that Google remove the video from YouTube.
  • There’s nothing in the record to suggest that Youssef was in the “regular business” of making films. Reid, 490 U.S. at 752. He’d held many jobs, but there’s no indication he ever worked in the film industry.  And there’s no evidence he had any union contracts, relationships with prop houses or other film suppliers, leases of studio space or distribution agreements.  The dissent would hold that Youssef was in the “regular business” of filmmaking simply because he made “Innocence of Muslims.” But if shooting a single amateur film amounts to the regular business of filmmaking, every schmuck with a video camera becomes a movie mogul.

 Chief Judge Alex Kozinski’s opinion which references the fatwa against Garcia essentially elevates the Sharia law command to censor blasphemy of Muhammad over the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.  This lawsuit would never have happened were it not for the fatwa issued by the Egyptian Imam that ordered the killing of anyone involved in the production of “Innocence of Muslims.”  Garcia did not take legal action until six months after the video was released.  The fatwa is the potential “irreparable harm,” one of four factors required for a restraining order, sited in the appellate court’s opinion for the basis of ordering Google to remove “Innocence of Muslims” from YouTube.  Any restraining order should be focused on the Islamists who want to kill Americans not on Americans who want to exercise their First Amendment Rights.

 Additionally, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski’s opinion prejudicially determines who serious producers are and who are not and elevates the copyrights of “aspiring actresses” over first time producers.  Judge Kozinski’s opinion erroneously discounts the fact that Youseff, the film’s producer paid Garcia, the actress, $500 for her video footage at issue.  Judge Kozinski’s opinion prejudicially establishes that copyrights for amateurs and professionals are different when the court should be establishing equity.

 Chief Judge Alex Kozinski’s opinion could empower Islamists to focus their angst against more actors in videos and perhaps people in photos with the goal of influencing them to demand removal of the same from movies, website posts or blog posts.  The Council on American Islamic Relations’ censorship of American films has been robust lately.  CAIR recently boasted:  CAIR has challenged actual and potential anti-Muslim stereotypes in productions such as ABC Family network’s “Alice in Arabia,” “Executive Decision,” “24,” “The Siege,” “True Lies,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” “Jihad in America,” and “The Sum of All Fears.”

 Now the full 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the panel’s troubled ruling that was approved by a 2-1 vote.

 Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to the forty three 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals justices urging them to affirm the First Amendment rights that all Americans cherish by reversing the panel’s troubled ruling and affirming the district court’s order.  Florida Family Association is taking a position in this case based upon judicial principle and without regard to the parties involved or content of the movie.

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Ohio: Muslim working for Homeland Security re-sues Experts Who Exposed His Terror Ties

He already dropped the charges once. via Courthouse News Service. h/t Bare Naked Islam

 COLUMBUS, Ohio (CN) – A Muslim “multicultural relations officer” for Ohio’s Office of Homeland Security claims in court that Internet bloggers defamed him and cost him his job by posting that he was an “Islamist mole” who sympathized with terrorists.

Omar Alomari sued the City of Columbus, Todd Alan Sheets, Stephen Coughlin, John Guandolo, Patrick Poole and a John Doe known on the Internet as “Rusty Shackleford,” in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Alomari was hired as a full-time multicultural relations officer in 2006 by the Office of Homeland Security (OHS), and was in charge of building relationships between the state agency and the Muslim community.

After he published two articles on Islamic culture and radicalization in 2007, Alomari says, “defendant Poole began writing a series of articles condemning individuals and organizations within Central Ohio’s Muslim communities as terrorists or terrorist sympathizers.”

Alomari claims Poole also began making public records requests for emails and other communications from the multicultural relations officer to Muslims in his area.

After the records requests, Alomari says, defendant Shackleford – who operates a blog called the Jawa Report – “began posting articles claiming that plaintiff had ties to terrorists, terrorist organizations, and/or organizations with links to terrorism.”

The complaint states: “the Jawa Report (a) labeled plaintiff an ‘Islamist mole,’ a ‘radicalized fox,’ ‘a former agent of a foreign government,’ and ‘a lying scumbag,’ (b) alleged that plaintiff was an ‘information pipeline’ to terrorists, (c) asserted that plaintiff’s work ‘help[ed] encourage radicalization,’ and (d) alleged that plaintiff ‘escorted’ terrorists into OHS.

“The Jawa Report alleged that plaintiff ‘liked to have sex with pretty blond-haired, blue-eyed infidel coeds,’ and labeled plaintiff ‘a serial sexual harasser.'”

Alomari claims that defendant Sheets – a member of the Columbus Police Department’s Terrorism Early Warning Group (TEWG) – organized a police training session on weapons of mass destruction and “included a photo of plaintiff and labeled plaintiff as a potential terrorist and/or stated that plaintiff had affiliations with terrorists and/or terrorist organizations.”

Alomari claims that during a 2010 training session titled “Understanding the Threat to America,” defendants “Coughlin, Guandolo and Poole accused plaintiff of being a ‘suspect,’ alleged that plaintiff used his position within OHS to ‘connect with terrorists,’ and promised to ‘keep digging’ into plaintiff’s background to ‘expose’ him as a terrorist or terrorist sympathizer.”

Alomari says he informed his supervisor of the remarks made at the training sessions, and after the assistant chief of police was contacted, the TEWG destroyed all of the documents bearing Alomari’s name or picture.

Alomari seeks compensatory and punitive damages for invasion of privacy, tortious interference with business contract, negligent supervision and spoliation of evidence. He claims he lost his job with the OHS because of the false statements linking him with terrorists.

He is represented by Lauren Knoll, in Dublin, Ohio.

 Much more from previous posts on al-Omari. The Columbus Dispatch reported this in July, 2010, Ohio Homeland Security official fired for not disclosing previous firing:

An Ohio Homeland Security official has been fired for failing to fully disclose his background when he began working for the state in late 2006.

Omar Alomari, 59, was fired Tuesday for dishonesty stemming from his failure to list his prior employment at Columbus State Community College, where he was fired after an improper consensual sexual affair with a student.

Alomari also gave “false information” when he was interviewed by investigators, according to his discharge letter from Thomas Stickrath, director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Jawa Report reported, Ohio Homeland Security had to destroy thousands of Alomari’s “anti-radicalization” brochures for promoting terror-linked groups:

Again from Jawa, Ohio Homeland Security multicultural affairs director Omar Alomari sued his sexual harassment victim. Read it all and see all Jawa Reports posts on Alomari here.

‘American Taliban’ Lindh Continues Legal Jihad in Prison

American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh continues submitting prison to sharia and his legal jihad.


via Courthouse News Service. h/t TROP

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CN) – A Muslim inmate filed a class action against the Federal Bureau of Prisons, claiming that Islam prohibits Muslim men from wearing pants below their ankles, but his prison prohibits him from hemming pants above the ankles.

Yahya “John” Lindh sued the directors of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the warden of the Terre Haute federal pen, in Federal Court.

The lawsuit states: “Yahya Lindh is Muslim and it is a clear tenet of Islam that Muslim men are prohibited from wearing pants below their ankles. Despite this, it is a formal policy of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons that ‘Islamic inmates may not hem or wear their pants above the ankle.’ This policy imposes a substantial, and unjustified, burden on the religious exercise of Mr. Lindh and all Muslim prisoners with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

Lindh also objects to the strip-search policy imposed for visits.

He seeks an injunction and costs.

He is represented by Kenneth Falk, and by Gavin Rose with the ACLU, in Indianapolis.


Recall, one of Lindh’s lawyers was Tony West, now Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division – previously an Obama lobbyist and fundraiser/bundler.

Shoplifting while Muslim not a crime in New York City

via Shoplifting charges dropped against Muslim woman held in Macy’s detention center for hours | PIX 11. h/t Jihad Watch


NEW YORK (PIX11) – Juweria Khalid said she was a frequent Macy’s shopper, never missed their popular one day sales and this past October was no different, but little did she know how that day would change her life.

Khalid said after she already purchased a bracelet from the jewelry department, she spotted some earrings she also liked. Since she was already headed to the children’s department to shop for her two-year-old and 10-month-old, Khalid decided to pay for all of her items together on the 7th floor.

With her arms were full of bags from previous purchases, Khalid said she placed the earrings in her purse, fully intending she insists, to pay for her items. That’s when she was stopped by Macy’s loss prevention guards.

“I took out the jewelry and said to them I’m not stealing it. I’m going to buy it on the 7th floor. They never listened to me,” said Khalid.

Khalid was taken to the now infamous detention area of Macy’s, which she described to us as nothing short of a jail with bars. The Muslim woman, who wears a hijab, a Muslim head scarf, was forced to remove it.

“They kept me locked there for hours. They never allowed me to take calls. My husband kept on calling like nine times,” explained Khalid.

Despite insisting she would pay for her items, which her attorney said added up to less than $100, Khalid said she was forced to pay a $500 fine with her Macy’s credit card.

The NYPD was called, then Khalid charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Khalid has now been vindicated, a judge dismissed her case for insufficient evidence.

But it appears the damage has already been done. Khalid was eight weeks pregnant at the time of the ordeal. She lost her baby just days after. Khalid and her doctors believe because of the stress she suffered.

This latest case, according to Doug Wigdor of Wigdor, LLC., who is heading up a larger federal civil case with now more than a dozen plaintiffs, only illustrates further Macy’s consistent targeting of innocent customers. Wigdor said Macy’s and other department stores desperately need to revamp their loss prevention program.

“They’re preying on the most innocent people on our society. People of color, often people from out of the country, often people who don’t speak English or speak English well. There’s a big problem at Macy’s with who they stop, why they stop them and the cover up after the fact to justify the stop,” said Wigdor.

Pot calling kettle black? Could it be the aforementioned are stealing from Macy’s? Redistributing wealth to offset income inequality to use progressive’s language.

“Macy’s policies strictly prohibit any form of profiling and we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind,” the retailer said to PIX11 News in a statement Wednesday evening.


Texas: Judge rules prisons violating rights of Muslim convicts

Does the Constitution enumerate the right to group prayer with taxpayer-funded prayer leaders? via Federal ruling: Texas prisons violating rights of Muslims – Houston Chronicle. h/t Bare Naked Islam

The Texas prison system is violating the rights of Muslim inmates with rules that make it all but impossible for them to freely practice their religion, a federal judge has ruled.

In the ruling made public Thursday, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt, said there are not enough Muslims in Texas, especially in rural areas, to meet the prison system’s criteria for Muslim inmates to hold services and conduct related activities.

By contrast, he said, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice illegally favors Christian inmates because there are ample civilians and chaplains of that faith in the state to conduct services in prisons. “The TDCJ knowingly adopted a policy it knew would impose requirements on Muslim inmates’ religious services that could not be satisfied by volunteers or overcome by Muslim inmates,” Hoyt said.

The ruling is the latest volley in a clash that goes back to a 1969 lawsuit that resulted in the state having to accommodate an array of Muslim religious needs, including serving pork-free meals and permitting inmates to have Islamic literature and memorabilia.

Sharia has been creeping in Texas since 1969 and the litigation jihad continues.

That lawsuit was settled in 1977, but was brought back to life in 2012, when the Texas Attorney General contended that it should be released from the aging settlement, and immediately enacted new regulations regarding how religion is practiced among the approximately 151,000 inmates in the state’s prison system.

Under the new rules regarding the practice of religion, inmates could not meet in groups of four or more without a staff member or civilian supervising them, and could not have more than one hour a week for group religious activities without meeting those same criteria.

Hoyt’s ruling requires the state to return to the 1977 agreement, which allows inmates more than an hour of religious activities and to have services without a prison clergy or civilian religious supervisor present.

Prison officials declined to comment Thursday, but an appeal, which is expected to be filed, would prevent it from having to make any changes, pending a ruling from the higher court.

Ed Mallett, a Houston attorney who represented inmates in the case for decades, said Hoyt’s ruling was a victory for anyone who believes religion helps wrongdoers turn around their lives.

“I have never found anyone who committed a violent crime while he was praying on his knees,” Mallett said. “I have never found anyone to commit a violent crime while sitting to be instructed in the word of our Lord or standing in praise.”

Of the state’s 151,139 inmates, 6,775 expressed a preference for the Muslim religion, according to statistics in the judge’s order. That compares with 88,504 who have expressed a preference for the Protestant faith and 31,432 for the Catholic faith.

The challenge is that in some portions of the state, especially rural areas, there are no known Muslims, let alone one who is willing and able to volunteer to help with services inside the prison system.

Mallett noted that Muslim prisoners need more access to religious leaders and be able to meet in larger groups and more often, in order to practice, strengthen and understand their faith.

There are five imams employed by the Texas prison system’s 111 units.

Let’s keep it real. The majority of these convicts were not Muslims when they committed their initial violent crimes and are Muslims in name only now. For whatever reasons, likely special prison treatment as well as the male-dominant role in sharia societies that permit four wives, marriage to underage girls, wife beating, 72 virgins, and waging jihad – they convert to Islam in prison.

This is a farce.

For those wondering, the judge was appointed by Reagan.


NY: Judge dismisses Muslims libel suit over Christian org’s book exposing jihad camps in US

via Judge dismisses libel suit filed by NY-based Muslim group over Christian organization’s book | syracuse.com.

A federal judge today threw out a libel suit filed by a national Muslim organization headquartered in the Southern Tier against the authors of a book that calls the group a terrorist organization.

U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy dismissed the lawsuit filed last year by The Muslims of America Inc. against authors Martin Mawyer and Patti Pierucci and their group, the Christian Action Network.

The lawsuit sought $3 million and to halt the continued publication of the book, “Twilight in America: the Untold Story of Islamic Training Camps in America.”

McAvoy agreed with the defendants’ lawyers that The Muslims of America Inc. lacked standing to bring the lawsuit. The claims were over allegations in the book, published in 2012, about a different organization, Muslims of the Americas Inc., which dissolved in March 2013, the judge ruled.

The Muslims of America Inc. was formed in January 2013 — after the book was published.

“You can’t be defamed if you do not exist,” said David W.T. Carroll, an Ohio lawyer representing the authors and the Christian Action Network.

If the lawsuit hadn’t been dismissed on those grounds, the defendants had enough evidence to prove the truth of the allegations in the book, Carroll said.

He submitted to the court a 2003 FBI report that identified Muslims of the Americas as a terrorist organization. He also submitted documents from the U.S. Secretary of State and the Justice Department that identify the group and its affiliates as terrorist organizations engaged at one time in guerilla warfare training in the U.S., Carroll said.

The Anti-Defamation League has called Muslims of the Americas “a virulently anti-Semitic, Islamic extremist group with ties to Al-Fuqra, a terrorist organization that has carried out firebombings and murders in the United States.”

Muslims of America owns 60 acres in Hancock, Delaware County, that the group bought “for the purpose of providing safe houses for American Muslims to raise families while establishing a peaceful community free from harmful elements such as those occurring in the inner cities in the 1980s,” the lawsuit said.

In addition to the book, the lawsuit accused Mawyer and his organization, based in Lynchburg, Va., of harassing actions that included dropping 2,500 leaflets from a plane over a property owned by Muslims of America, protesting the naming of a private road leading onto the property.

A lawyer for Muslims of America, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, could not be reached for comment.

 Insurance Giant State Farm dropped CAN’s coverage in middle of suit against Islamic group.

Back posts on MOA here, and some video below the fold: Continue reading

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.’


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.


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

Mar 30

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

Bonus: Extended clip of Honor Diaries


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.


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.

We’re now in discussions with the sheriff and ask that you not contact his office at this time. We’ve disabled the click-and-send letter for now. Thank you to all those who took action!

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins
132 W. Davis Street
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Phone: (540) 727-7520
Fax:   (540) 727-3466
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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