Buffalo: Mayor hosts Islamic Ramadan dinner at City Hall

For decades there has been a war on religion (read Christianity) in the United States, purging the most holy symbols and holidays from all things government. Yet repeatedly we see government promotion and celebration of the most intolerant ideology (White House, Pentagon, Gracie Mansion, etc.). Always at taxpayer expense.

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via City Hall hosts Islamic dinner marking end of Ramadan fast | WBFO. h/t TROP

In the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, daytime fasting ends at sunset with an Iftar dinner. On Wednesday night, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown hosted such a dinner in the lobby of City Hall.

Participants from many different Muslim communities in the area were present. Brown works with the Turkish Cultural Center and the Peace Islands Institute to arrange the meal. Local politicians and public officials were also invited, including County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Common Council member Joe Golombek.

Besides fasting, Muslims are supposed to help the poor and do good deeds.

Observant Muslims say Ramadan can be more difficult in a non-Islamic country, since in Muslim countries life slows down, a reflection of so many people going without food or drink during the day.

According to Muslims, Ramadan is the month of jihad and conquest and victory. So why all the celebrating among government officials across the U.S.?

 Click here to see the deadly affect Islam has had on Buffalo.

Muslims destroy tomb of Jonah (video)

Destruction is inherent to Islam.

via ISIS militants sledgehammer Mosul tomb of Prophet Jonah | Mail Online.

This is the shocking moment ISIS militants took sledgehammers to Iraqi tombstones – smashing them to pieces.

The rebels, who are members of the Islamic State terror group, were filmed attacking centuries-old graves in the north-west city of Mosul in Ninevah province.

Donning balaclavas and black coats, they swung sledgehammers into the tombs, causing pieces of dust and stone to fly through the air.

One of the devastated tombstones belonged to the Prophet Jonah (Younis in Arabic) and was revered by Muslims and Christians alike, according to Iraqi authorities.

The prophet, who is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Jonah, is best known for being swallowed by a fish or a whale, depending on translation.

ISIS militants believe giving special veneration to tombs and relics is against the teachings of Islam.

Speaking of the latest attack, Ninevah official Zuhair Al-Chalabi, told IraqiNews.com: ‘The elements of ISIS [have] controlled the mosque of the Prophet Younis in Mosul since they invaded the city.’

‘[They] engaged in the process of tampering with the contents of the Mosque. It is still held by them until now.’

The shrine of the Prophet Seth (Shayth) was also destroyed by rebels, according to reports.

More:

Atlas Shrugs notes:

Fatwas written by the holiest of the holiest have called for the destruction of religious symbols that are non-Muslim or not true Islam.

The Taliban destroyed giant ancient Buddhas. Last month, a Saudi University student in Japan vandalized and destroyed several ancient Buddhas that were designated as important Japanese cultural symbols. Back in 2006 an edict was issued from Egypt’s highest Islamic jurist, Sheik Ali Gomaa, decreeing any statues is sinful, as is sculpture and those who practice it — going all the way back to Pharaonic temples, Greek and Roman sculptures, and Christian images spanning several centuries,ever since the dawn of history.

The “Palestinians” have been systematically destroying precious artifacts and historical discoveries in what Natan Sharansky has called the largest archeological catastrophe in history. This is part of the Islamic destruction of the most important artifacts for Christianity and Judaism. Little is said of the ongoing desecration of Joseph’s tomb or the Muslim member states’ decision to designate the holy Jewish sites — the  Tomb of Rachel and The Cave of the Patriarchs — as mosques and to remove them from Israel’s National Heritage list. And Turkey is desecrating the most exquisite and important church in the world, the Hagia Sophia,  by turning it into a mosque.

The Muslim group is also looting antiquities and they have destroyed the 13th century tomb of the historian Ali ’Izz al-Din Ibn al-Athir al- Jazari, who travelled with the Islamic sultan, Saladin.

Shoebat.com posts from the Scriptures on what the holy Jonah did.

Central Americans not only ones being smuggled through Mexico to U.S.

A sidebar to this Breitbart article, TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID, Says Border Patrol Union. If Muslim terrorists can walk across the border, then board a plane without ID, what’s next?

Does anyone actually think that cartels and others criminal or possible terrorist organizations are not taking advantage of the fact that we are having to leave our border wide open while we reassigning the majority of our agents to process family units and minors? Of course this situation is being exploited by such threats.”

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s “Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean” revealed that individuals from the terror-prone Somalia were traveling to Central America in efforts to illegally enter the United States. The report states:

“Central Americans are not the only ones being smuggled through Mexico to the United States. Irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Somalia, and Ethiopia), as well as South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, India), China, and other African and Asian states are being smuggled through Central America.”

In light of the UN report, possible public safety risks posed by illegal aliens who claim to be from Central America flying unidentified and without effective documentation are further illuminated by a previous in-depth analysis of Somalia by the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. They wrote on Somalia:

“Its porous borders mean that individuals can enter without visas, and once inside the country, enjoy an almost complete lack of law enforcement. Somalia has long served as a passageway from Africa to the Middle East based on its coastal location on the Horn of Africa, just a boat ride away from Yemen. These aspects make Somalia a desirable haven for transnational terrorists, something Al-Qaeda has tried to capitalize on before, and is trying again now.”

Considering Islamic prayer mats, and MS-13 member with Arabic tattoos have been found, we know jihadists having been crossing into the U.S. illegally for years. In fact:

Will you sit idly by as your country is intentionally and systematically destroyed? Your elected officials will.

San Fran police allowed Muslims to attack Jews at pro-Israel demo (video)

The result of Islamic immigration to the U.S. is not pretty, and it’s only going to get worse. Much worse.

via VIDEO: San Francisco police allowed the Muslims to attack the Jews at Pro-Israel demo | Atlas Shrugs. (language alert, not suitable for kids…unless you want to prepare them for what they’ll be fighting in the streets of American cities in 10-20 years)

On July 7 in San Francisco, Muslims attacked Jews at a pro-Israel demo. 300 anti-Israel protesters surround and threaten 30 peaceful, pro-Israel demonstrators in San Francisco. They call for another intifada, and the destruction of the Jewish State. Here is one account from Atlas reader Robin:

Today San Francisco police allowed the Muslims to attack the Jews at the demonstration. Sf Police were told to keep the two groups separated but did not. I had to call 911 to get more police there and stop them from allowing the Muslims from attack the Jews. And to move the Muslims back to the other side of the street.

Police were informed that they had to keep both groups separate the night before. There were no barriers there at the beginning they only arrived after I called. An officer also said he called about the same time. Before that many of us were pushed and shoved by the Muslims. One person was kicked and hit…..

When she called the police department last night to complain and to possible file charges against them, one police officer responded to her by saying, “How can I see the difference between the Arabs and the Jews”.

One law enforcement can’t distinguish between the savages and the civilized men, society is finished.

It’s not only the Jews they hate, they’ll come for all non-Muslims when their numbers grow.

Last time, San Fran Muslims were shooting gays, and the cops, courts did nothing. And a few days ago in Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters.

Arizona: Muslim Prayer Rug Found on Border By Security Contractors

via Muslim Prayer Rug Found on Arizona Border By Independendent American Security Contractors.

Matthew Leber spokesman for the American Patriot, Three Percent, sent Breitbart News photos of what American security contractors on the ground believe is a Muslim prayer rug found near the border in Arizona last week.

A member of the security team spoke with Breitbart News on Monday night saying they were on patrol right along the border came down into a wash and the area were working in just south of Sierra Vista in Coronado national forest.

“That area is prime crossing from Yucca Springs over to Copper Canyon. And the reason that they use that area is anything from plain old Mexicans and South Americans to cartels and anybody else is because border patrol has a high point lookout area where in the Coronado national forest, tourists can come on up,” He said.

He added, “The border patrol parks up there with a surveillance vehicle that has cameras and flares on it. The problem is with flares, you can’t see down into washes. You can see people crossing the border, but the second they get into the washes, border patrol lose them. So, when they told us that, we decided we would patrol those areas by the washes.”

The group patrolled along the border that was a patchwork of decades old rickety fencing made from train tracks and cattle enclosures. Eventually, they were 50 yards by the border and saw a break in the wash.

“That’s when I saw this thing laying around. And I was like, ‘What the hell is that?’ We walked over there and I didn’t really want to pull at it not knowing what was on it. I poked a bit at it with a stick and noticed some of the Arabic writing and was just like, ‘Oh boy.’ I snapped a couple of photos and then went on our patrol.”

The same contractor told Breitbart News last week that six Special Interest Aliens (SIA’s) from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen were picked up by U.S. border patrol near Laredo, Texas. Each one had 60,000 Iraqi Dinars ($51.00) apiece on them.

Human Events reported in 2010 that Iranian currency and prayer rugs were regularly found near the southern border. A November 2012 House Committee on Homeland Security report from the Oversight Sub-Committee that stated:

U.S. Government officials who are directly responsible for our national security continue to affirm the vulnerability. In August 2007 former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell stated that not only have terrorists used the Southwest border to enter the United States but that they will inevitably continue to do so as long as it is an available possibility. In a July 2012 hearing before the full U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano confirmed that terrorists have crossed the Southwest border with the intent to harm the American people. Additionally, the U.S. Border Patrol regularly apprehends aliens from the 35 “special interest countries” designated by our intelligence community as countries that could export individuals that could bring harm to our country in the way of terrorism.” From Fiscal Years 2006 to 2011, there were 1,918 apprehensions of these special interest aliens at our Southwest border.

Government sources are concerned that the rise in illegals crossing the border is coinciding with the uptick of individuals with ties to terrorism who are entering the country along the U.S. southern border.

Texas Republican governor Rick Perry has repeatedly warned that the flood of illegal immigrants over the nation’s southern border includes individuals affiliated with terrorist organizations from all over the world.  In fact, the Jihadist group slamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is in the midst of taking over large cities in Iraq, has already threatened to confront the United States on its on soil.

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) told CBS’s local Dallas Fort Worth affiliate he believes that ISIS will use Texas’s southern border to enter the United States.

“Of course the way they would come to the United States would be through the porous border with Mexico. The drug cartels will bring people into the country no matter who they are — for money,” says Poe. “Everyone in the world knows that the border between the United States and Mexico is completely porous.”

Poe also said, “This jihadist group ISIS and it’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have promised direct confrontation with America. He is looking forward to that day and he has said that publicly, we should believe him when he says that. These folks hate everything about the United States.”

Last week, Los Angeles Fox 11 News reporter Gigi Graciette tweeted out that sources told her,  “three people on terrorist watch list were detained crossing the border illegally into CA.”

 

Canada: Edmonton’s honour killing cowardice

Enforcing the sharia in Canada. via Edmonton’s honour killing cowardice video h/t AlohaSnackbar01.

In 2013 a group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) paid for five ads on Edmonton buses that read “Is Your Family Threatening You? Is There a Fatwa on Your Head?”

Then it showed the photos of deceased Canadian girls above the line “Muslim Girls Honor Killed by Their Families.”

The ad says “We can help” and directs the reader to FightforFreedom.us.

Yet within 48 hours of the ads going up, they were taken down. The city received, in their own words, a “handful of complaints.”

City councillor Amarjeet Sohi, who ordered officials to take them down, was quoted in the Edmonton Sun saying: “Honour killings is a very serious concern in every community and we need to speak up against it, but targeting one particular group, and singling out one particular group, does not help resolve it.”

But the evidence proves it’s not an equally serious concern for girls from every walk of life. And, even if you believe it is and want to help resolve it, doesn’t it then make sense to create more anti-honour killing ads rather than less?

On Monday the Canadian group Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms announced it would represent AFDI in a court action.

They’ll argue in an Alberta court next February that AFDI’s freedom of expression was stifled by the city.

That this is even happening is chilling. Why were the ads taken down immediately following just a few complaints? What made Sohi and others feel emboldened to do so?

In response to my e-mail, Sohi wrote this: “Advertising on Edmonton Transit vehicles must meet all the requirements of Advertising Standards of Canada. Advertising Standards of Canada’s Canadian Code of Advertising Standards contains 14 clauses that set the criteria for acceptable advertising that is truthful, fair and accurate. The complaints the City received about the ads related to a breach in these clauses (in particular negatively singling out one particular religious group) and therefore warranted the removal of the ads.”

However no judge would read those clauses that way. Sure, they state an ad can’t “condone any form of personal discrimination, including that based upon race, national origin, religion, sex or age” nor can it “demean, denigrate or disparage one… group of persons.” But how does simply pointing out that there have been honour killings in some Muslim circles demean anyone?

Sadly, political correctness these days means the truth is no defence.

In early 2012 a study published in the Canadian Criminal Law Review found that honour killings were on the rise in Canada. There were three between 1954 and 1983, yet 12 between 1999 and the time of the study. The perpetrators were usually Muslim or Sikh.

In 2007 a study by Memorial University professor Amin Muhammad found that immigrants from countries where honour killing was more acceptable brought such views with them to Canada.

Pamela Geller, president of AFDI, explained in an e-mail why the ads didn’t just urge girls to call law enforcement: “Many times, law enforcement sends them back to their families. We refer girls to safe houses: law enforcement cannot and will not do that until there has been a crime. We help girls before they have to suffer or die for wanting to live free.”

Yet the City of Edmonton removed the ads. Their priorities are cowardly.

Detroit: Muslim cleric popular with ISIS terrorists faces new restrictions

Apparently preaching jihad and communicating with Muslim terrorists is not a violation of his probation. via Cleric popular with militants faces new restrictions. h/t Atlas Shrugs who asks: How many more imams are advocating for jihad in the cause of Islam? We ask, how many imams aren’t?

DETROIT — A federal judge has cracked down on the travel and computer activities of a Dearborn cleric popular worldwide with ISIS, the extremist militant group that announced last week the formation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen ordered that Ahmad Jebril, 43, stay within the eastern half of Michigan and tell his probation officer about his activity on social media accounts, if requested.

(Photo: U.S. Probation Office for Eastern District of Michigan)

(Photo: U.S. Probation Office for Eastern District of Michigan)

Jebril, who is on probation until March after serving 6½ years in prison on fraud convictions, has become the most popular religious figure for Western fighters flocking to Syria to battle its government — and continues to gain fans online who sympathize with ISIS, the group that now calls itself the Islamic State.

The group has drawn increasing concern since it seized control of Mosul, Iraq, and declared last week an Islamic caliphate, telling Muslims around the world to come and support them. The Islamic State also is active in Syria; al-Qaida distanced itself from the group ISIS in February, saying it was too extreme.

The court order doesn’t restrict what Jebril can say online but requires him to get approval to use any computer equipment and to hand over his passwords for all accounts, among other restrictions. Rosen wrote that there will be zero tolerance of any infractions.

Rosen’s June 5 order came after a probation report in May that said Jebril violated the terms of his probation by lying about the location of a post office box in Dearborn Heights and not telling authorities he was speaking in November at two universities and a mosque in North Carolina.

The probation report, filed the week after a Detroit Free Press report detailed how Jebril is popular with Western fighters with the militant group ISIS, also noted that Jebril told his probation officer he was going to Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 21-23, 2013, “for a short vacation to visit friends.”

But the probation officer found out he was instead visiting to speak about Islam at East Carolina University, North Carolina State University and the Islamic Association of Raleigh. The officer said Jebril was unable to prove who paid for his trips.

The Islamic Association of Raleigh has been a source of jihad and terror for nearly three decades.

Rosen’s order now requires Jebril to be monitored using GPS technology.

The order also said Jebril “shall only access a computer approved by the U.S. Probation Department” and can be subjected to searches of his home and vehicles.

Among the Western fighters surveyed, 52% of Jebril’s followers on Twitter are with ISIS, and 56% of his Facebook likes are with the group, according to the report.

“He has been directly in touch with a number of foreign fighters, even with the families of fallen foreign fighters,” said Peter Neumann, a professor of security studies at King’s College in London who is director of the International Centre and one of three authors of the report.

In December, Jebril sent a direct message on Twitter to a family member of an ISIS fighter from England killed in Syria.

“When I read of him today, it made we weep,” Jebril wrote.

 

Kansas: FBI, EPA raid home of American Muslim Council founder

Failed to “attain compliance with its radioactive materials license.” via Feds, EPA raid home in upscale Leawood neighborhood – KCTV5. h/t CF

LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) – Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms they assisted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a raid in an upscale Leawood neighborhood.

It happened Thursday.

The man who answered the door located off 103rd Street is Ahmed El-Sherif, founder of the American Muslim Council of Greater Kansas City.

El-Sherif has been involved in some arguably valuable work in the metro for years, including interfaith get-together’s for children’s charities. But he’s recently found himself in the middle of some negative press.

Last October the feds seized El-Sherif’s business, the Beta Chem laboratory in Lenexa, KS. The EPA said it found hazardous chemicals in the building where radioactive pharmaceutical compounds were made for medical research.

Past inspections also revealed radioactive contamination.

At the time of the raid KCTV5 was told that Beta Chem uses the Carbon 13 isotope, which is unstable.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said it asked Beta Chem to “attain compliance with its radioactive materials license” but says the business never did. That’s why the building was seized and hazmat crews were called in.

Thursday the EPA raided El-Sherif’s home. Neighbors tell KCTV5 off camera that investigators were out there all day.

El-Sherif declines to talk about why his house was raided, including whether it was connected to his old Lenexa business. He instead referred KCTV5 to his attorney who hasn’t returned any calls.

KCTV5 also has a message into the EPA to find out why they were at the home but, due to the holiday weekend, they have not returned any calls.

 

Minnesota: Somali Voter Fraud Uncovered in Dem Race feat Muslim Candidate

This is the same campaign where Somali Muslims brawled abruptly ending Democratic caucus in February.via Allegations of Voter Fraud in Hotly Contested Minn. House DFL Primary Race | KSTP TV. h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch

Absentee voting started Friday, six weeks ahead of primary elections. Already there are strong allegations of voter fraud.

The attorney for Phyllis Kahn says he got word Thursday night; there might be hundreds of people who are registering and voting using an address that’s not their home.

Absentee voting kicked-off Friday morning in a hotly contested democratic primary race for the state house between incumbent Phyllis Kahn and Mohamud Noor.

Brian Rice, attorney for the Phyllis Kahn Volunteer Committee, claims there’s voter fraud.

“I think there is a coordinated effort to use this address to bring voters into the DFL primary election on August 12, that’s what I think is going on,” Rice said. “It’s wrong, it violates Minnesota Law, it’s a crime.”

According to voter registration records from the Secretary of State’s office and the DFL Voter Activation Network more than 140 people used 419 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis as their home address, when they registered to vote.

The address is for what’s called Cedar Mailbox Center. The building manager and mail center’s employees weren’t comfortable speaking on camera, but they said they were surprised by the allegations.

They say nobody put the wrong address on purpose. For 13 years, many Somali-Americans from all across the state have been getting their mail there. They say nobody lives there.

“We’re asking for an investigation under laws that exist to get to the bottom of this matter,” Rice said.

Under state law, you must live in the precinct where you’re voting.

“It’s possible that some of these new registrants have already voted, and if they don’t live there, they’ve committed a felony,” Rice said.

Friday afternoon, Rice brought this to the attention of Hennepin County Election officials by serving this petition.

“If we don’t have integrity in our elections, we have nothing,” Rice said.

Hennepin County election officials confirm they have received the petition and they are looking into it. They said they will have a response in five days.

We reached out to the Mohamud Noor campaign for reaction to the petition that was filed, challenging voters at “419 Cedar avenue South.” They issued the following statement:

The Mohamud Noor for House campaign’s early voting program brought hundreds of voters to the polls today on the first day of early voting in the DFL primary in House District 60B. According to the City of Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services Division, 447 voters cast their ballot today, nearly 300 more votes cast than on the first day of early voting in the 2013 city elections. Campaign records show that the overwhelming majority of those 447 voters were brought to the polls by the Mohamud Noor campaign. The campaign’s dozens of volunteers ran shuttles and busses from around the district to encourage voters to cast their ballot early.

Mohamud Noor, candidate for Minnesota House said, “Today has been an incredibly exciting day. This campaign is bigger than just me, it’s about getting everyone engaged in the democratic process. It has been truly inspiring to see so many people get involved and get out to vote today.”

Noor went on to say, “So many people have told me their stories of how my campaign has made them feel empowered to take part in the political process for the first time, people like Muna Muse from Seward. Muna has been a citizen for almost a decade and today she exercised her right to vote for the very first time. I’m so honored that she voted for me, but also that our campaign was able to energize new DFL voices to re-elect Governor Dayton and Senator Franken.”

Responding to the petition filed by former Kahn campaign manager Brian Rice, Mohamud Noor said, “I categorically deny any assertion of wrongdoing on the part of my campaign, and I welcome an investigation into the baseless allegations raised by Brian Rice. Allegations of fraud are serious and must be investigated thoroughly. My campaign is committed to a transparent and inclusive process for all voters and I am extremely proud of the work done by all of my campaign’s volunteers to further the goal of a free, fair, and safe election for everyone in the district. My campaign has focused on voter turnout and education; because of the high rate of participation by East Africans in elections, we have carried out no voter registration campaigns, contrary to the implications of Mr. Rice.”

 

Netherlands: ISIS terror supporters hold street rally (video)

Argentina is the least of Netherlands problems. via Geert Wilders’ Twitter / geertwilderspvv: h/t the shark

Dit is Nederland anno 2014. ISIS-tuig in onze straten. Minister Opstelten slaapt verder. Luister goed naar de tekst.. http://omroepwest.bbvms.com/view/content_video/2334436.html

Rough translation:

This is Netherlands anno 2014 isis vehicle in our streets Minister Opstelten continue sleeping listen to the lyrics

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Gateway Pundit had some photos via Twitter:

isis-hagueThe video won’t embed but can be watched here: (if any reader can load to Youtube please paste the link in the comments)

 

 

Boston: Somali Muslim immigrant livery driver arrested for rape

via Seaport rape suspect held | Boston Herald. h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch

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A second reported rape in the Seaport District by a livery driver in less than a year has the city’s taxi union and a South Boston state representative demanding a crackdown before another young woman is attacked in the trendy nightspot.

“This is a real public safety issue, particularly for women in my district,” said Southie state Rep. Nick Collins. “It’s something that we have to resolve and I’ll be looking to work with the city to come up with some new legislation.”

Said Said, 40, of 97 Doane­ St., Quincy, was ordered held on $35,000 cash bail yesterday at his arraignment in South Boston District Court after pleading innocent to charges of 
aggravated rape, unarmed robbery and receiving stolen property.

Police allege that at midnight Sunday, Said, who is of Somali descent, picked up a woman in a livery mini­van outside Legal Harborside restaurant on Northern Avenue and took her to a deserted South Boston location, where he raped her and stole her cellphone, cash and credit cards before dropping her off on State Street.

“This is sad, regrettable and unfortunate for this young woman but it would have been prevented if the city of Boston paid attention to our calls for the regis­tration of limos and the vetting of livery drivers,”­ said Donna Blythe-Shaw, a representative for the Boston Taxi Drivers 
Asso­ciation. “People deserve to know that when they’re getting into a taxi in Boston that it’s a safe taxi.”

Collins said he has set up a meeting with Boston police­ Commissioner William Evans to “lay out a plan for clarifying taxi regulations and concurrent jurisdiction on the waterfront.”

Collins recently co-signed a bill that would give joint jurisdiction to state and Boston police in the Seaport, over which the police departments have bickered about jurisdiction for years.

Police said they were able to track down Said after he was reportedly caught on surveillance camera using the alleged victim’s credit card to make a purchase at a Walgreens Pharmacy in Quincy.

The victim identified Said in a photo array set up by Boston police,­ according to court documents.

Sunday’s alleged assault 
was eerily similar to an attack that occurred Aug. 6, 2013, when a woman told police she flagged down a livery sedan in South Boston thinking it was a taxi and was instead driven to a secluded area in Newton, where she was raped and assaulted by the driver.

Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office, said investigators have not yet found evidence linking the two assaults, but “haven’t ruled anything out.”

 

Muslim who deserted Marine Corps back in U.S. custody

via Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, Marine Cpl. accused of desertion, back in US custody – CSMonitor.com.

In this July 19, 2004, file photo, Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun prepares himself as he waits to make a statement to a large crowd of media outside the gates to USMC Base Quantico, Va. (Dylan Moore / AP)

In this July 19, 2004, file photo, Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun prepares himself as he waits to make a statement to a large crowd of media outside the gates to USMC Base Quantico, Va. (Dylan Moore / AP)

 A US Marine corporal who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq under mysterious circumstances is back in military custody and will face charges.

Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Virginia. He is to be moved Monday to his original home base of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman at Marine Corps headquarters at the Pentagon, Capt. Eric Flanagan.

Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will decide within days how to adjudicate the case, which could mean a court martial, Flanagan said.

A written statement Sunday by Marine Corps headquarters said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service “worked with” Hassounto turn himself in, return to the United States and face charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It provided no details about where Hassoun was when he made these arrangements.

Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq’s western desert in June 2004. The following month he turned up unharmed in Beirut, Lebanon, and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers. He was returned to Lejeune and was about to face the military equivalent of a grand jury hearing when he disappeared again.

Flanagan said the Hassoun case is unrelated to the matter of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his post in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009 under unexplained circumstances. Members of Bergdahl’s unit have said he walked away on his own and should face desertion charges.

It is unclear where Hassoun, 34, has spent the past nine years after disappearing during a visit with relatives in Utah in December 2004. Nor is it known why he chose to turn himself in now. He was born in Lebanon and is a naturalized American citizen.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2002 and was trained as a motor vehicle operator. At the time of his disappearance from a Marine camp in Fallujah in western Iraq in June 2004 he was serving as an Arabic translator. That was a particularly difficult year for the Marines in Iraq. In April they launched an offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic extremists but were ordered to pull back, only to launch a second offensive in November that succeeded in regaining control of the city but at the expense of dozens of Marine lives.

Seven days after his June 2004 disappearance, a photo of a blindfolded Hassoun with a sword poised above his head turned up on Al-Jazeera television. A group called the National Islamic Resistance/1920 Revolution Brigade claimed to be holding him captive.

On July 8, 2004, Hassoun contacted American officials in Beirut, Lebanon, claiming to have been kidnapped. He was returned to the US and eventually to Camp Lejeune. After a Navy investigation, the military charged Hassoun with desertion, loss of government property, theft of a military firearm for allegedly leaving the Fallujah camp with a 9 mm service pistol, and theft of a Humvee.

Shortly after his return to the US, Hassoun said in a public statement that he had been captured by insurgents in Iraq and was still a loyal Marine.

In the initial months following his return to Lejeune, Hassoun was not held in confinement because charges had not yet been brought against him. He was considered non-deployable until the case was resolved, but he was allowed to make personal trips. Prior to his disappearance in December 2004 he had taken leave twice without incident after he returned from Lebanon.

A January 2005 hearing on the matter was canceled when Hassoun failed to return to Camp Lejeune from his Utah visit. His commanders then officially classified him as a deserter, authorizing civilian police to apprehend him.

A short time later Hassoun was been placed on a Navy list of “most wanted” fugitives. A mug shot of him appeared on a Navy criminal justice website, which claimed the missing corporal used the alias “Jafar.”

In a February 2005 interview with The Associated Press in Salt Lake City, Hassoun’s brother, Mohamad, said Wassef AliHassoun was a victim of anti-Muslim bias in the US military. The Marine Corps denied this.

The brother also said the pressure of facing desertion charges was partly to blame for Hassoun’s decision to flee while in Utah.

“Instead of them giving him medals and making him feel good about his service and what he was doing for his country, they gave him an Article 32,” Hassoun said of the military court proceedings that his brother was to have faced in January 2005.

Family members have said they last saw him on Dec. 29, 2004.

 

Colorado: Muslim woman arrested en route to join Islamic terror group ISIS

“She intended to use that [U.S. military] training to go overseas to wage Jihad.”

via 19-year-old Colorado woman, Shannon Maureen Conley, charged with aiding terrorist group, FBI says – TheDenverChannel.com.

DENVER – The FBI says a 19-year-old Colorado woman has been arrested while trying to board a flight at Denver International Airport with the goal of meeting with a terrorist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

A federal criminal complaint states that between Sept. 7, 2013 and April 8, 2014, Shannon Maureen Conley, together with others, tried to provide material support and resources, including personnel and expert advice, to a foreign terrorist organization.denverhomelyjohadi

ISIS insurgents have been fighting to topple the governments of Iraq and Syria.

Authorities began investigating Conley on Nov. 5, 2013, when the pastor at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada called local police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to report a teen had been spotted suspiciously taking notes at the church’s main campus at 6120 Ward Road on several Sundays at October, according to a federal affidavit supporting the criminal complaint.

Church officials have a heightened awareness about security because Faith Bible Chapel was the scene of a shooting in December 2007 when a man named Matthew Murray opened fire at the church’s Youth with a Mission Training Center, killing two missionaries. A few hours later, Murray went on a shooting spree at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, killing two more people. He was shot by a church security guard and eventually took his own life.

So Faith Bible Chapel staff reacted quickly when they believed Conley was taking notes on various locations and the layout of the campus, the affidavit said.

Church staff approached Conley and asked to see her notes, but she refused.

Conley then became confrontational with FBC staff, citing her own Islamic religious views, church officials told federal investigators.

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“Conley made spontaneous statements to church staff to the effect of: ‘Why is the church worried about a terrorist attack?’ and, that terrorists are: ‘… not allowed to kill aging adults and little children,’” the complaint said.

Church officials told Conley not to return to the church campus.

On Nov. 7, 2013, an Arvada police detective and an FBI agent interviewed Conley, asking her why she has been visiting Faith Bible Chapel.

Conley said, “I hate those people.” She added that she initially started attending Sunday services and taking classes at FBC because she wanted to meet people of other faiths and learn about them.

But Conley said she did not share her Islamic religious views or wear her hijab, a head covering worn in public by Muslim woman.

Conley told the investigators she does not like Israel or FBC’s active and vocal support for Israel.

Conley said she noticed she was being followed by church staff on the campus and felt they treated her like a terrorist. Conley told the investigators that she reasoned that, “If they think I’m a terrorist, I’ll give them something to think I am,” according to the affidavit.

She started keeping a notebook and acted like she was diagramming the church to alarm them. Conley soon got into an argument with the pastor and was asked to leave.

Conley said that Jihad to her is war against “kafir” (which the affidavit describes as a derogatory Arabic term for non-Muslims) to protect Muslim lands.

The investigators asked her opinion about harming innocent people while waging Jihad and Conley stated that it depended on the circumstances.

“To Conley, it is okay to harm innocents if they are part of a target. She felt that if wives, children, and chaplains visiting a military base are killed during an attack, it is acceptable because they should not have been at a legitimate target. She repeatedly referred to US military bases as ‘targets,’” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit.

On Dec. 6, 2013, Conley was again interviewed by FBI Special Agent Karim Khomssi and another agent.

Conley told the FBI she joined the U.S Army Explorers to be trained in U.S. military tactics and in firearms. She said she intended to use that training to go overseas to wage Jihad, according to the affidavit.

Conley said she previously wanted to serve in the U.S. military but no longer wanted to because she felt the military would not accept her because of her religious beliefs and her wearing of a hijab and niqab.

Conley said she previously wanted to serve in the U.S. military but no longer wanted to because she felt the military would not accept her due to her religious beliefs and her wearing of a hijab and niqab.

“Conley stated she wanted to wage Jihad and would like to go overseas to fight,” the affidavit said. She added that if she’s not allowed to fight because she’s a woman, she would use her medical training, as a licensed nurse’s aide, to help Jihadi fighters.

“According to Conley, it is acceptable to attack westerners when engaged in ‘defensive Jihad.’ Conley stated that legitimate targets of attack include military facilities and personnel, government facilities and personnel, and public officials,” the affidavit stated.

When agents asked if her notion of legitimate targets includes law enforcement, Conley replied that it does, the affidavit said. Conley said, “Law enforcement is included because police enforce man-made laws that are not grounded in God’s law. Conley stated targets to be avoided include women, children, and the elderly,” the affidavit said.

Over the next five months, the FBI repeatedly interviewed Conley as she underwent U.S. Army Explorers training in Texas in early February.

During a March 27 interview, two FBI agents made an “overt attempt to dissuade Conley from violent criminal activity and give her the opportunity to turn away from her intention to participate in supporting terrorist activities.”

Special Agent Khomssi “admonished Conley twice in the conversation that travel with intent to wage Jihad may be illegal and result in her arrest. Conley told SA Khomssi said she would rather be in prison than do nothing” to help the Jihadi cause, the affidavit said.

Conley earlier showed the agents a book called “Al-Qaida’s Doctrine for Insurgency: Abd Al-Aziz Al-Muqrin’s A Practical Course for Guerilla War.”

“The book had several passages underlined by Conley, including motorcade attacks and waging guerilla warfare. Conley stated that attacking a motorcade in the US was not viable because security in the US is too good. Conley thought she could plan such an attack, but not carry it out,” the affidavit said. “Conley liked the idea of guerilla warfare because she could do it alone.”

“When asked if she still wanted to carry out the plans, knowing they are illegal, Conley said that she does,” the affidavit said. Continue reading

US military in Bahrain forced to submit to sharia during Ramadan

Aren’t we repeatedly told that Islamic sharia law doesn’t apply to and is never forced on non-Muslims? Taqiyya. via US personnel in Bahrain prepare for Ramadan – Middle East – Stripes. h/t Atlas Shrugs

U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise on Saturday, depending on when the new moon is sighted. The holy month lasts for approximately 30 days — until about July 28. For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to God. Most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, when families gather for Iftar — the meal that breaks the fast.

For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility — including servicemembers, civilian personnel, contractors and family members — the month may require changing some daily routines.

Businesses and government offices will reduce hours and most restaurants will be closed during daylight hours.

While not required to fast during Ramadan, in Bahrain, Americans can be fined or detained by local authorities for eating, drinking or smoking in public when off-base during daylight hours.

Navy officials are requiring U.S. personnel to dress more conservatively off-base during Ramadan. Although not a requirement by Bahraini authorities, the Navy is demanding that men wear long-sleeved shirts and women wear sleeved blouses that cover their elbows. Also, men must wear long trousers, and women should wear pants or skirts that cover the knees.

Base cultural advisers have spent the last few weeks conducting Ramadan briefs to educate Americans about the holy month. Ali Hassan briefed about 150 personnel Tuesday about Islam, the lunar calendar and customs and traditions during Ramadan.

“It actually made me want to do a lot more research into the religion,” said Petty Officer 1st Class James Ramirez. He said the additional requirements during the month aren’t a big deal to him. “For such a small period of time, it’s a small sacrifice,” he said.

Other servicemembers echoed that sentiment.

Hassan encouraged personnel to experience Iftar in a Ramadan tent, many of which are set up at various locations around Bahrain during the holy month and welcome non-Muslims.

Dawah. Imagine if U.S. soldiers were encouraging Muslim personnel to experience Easter, Christmas or Hannukah?

“Make it a point to visit these tents while you’re here. You don’t know if you’ll ever come back to Bahrain in the future,” Hassan said during the brief.

 In the motherland of jihad, Saudi Arabia, they warned the same saying, “They are not excused for being non-Muslim.”

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Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Ramadan Rules

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The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule.

But US military personnel are expected to adhere Islamic practices during Ramadan.
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Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom (PVV) proposes plan against Islamic terrorism in the Netherlands

via Geert Wilders Weblog h/t Euro News

Party for Freedom (PVV) proposes plan against Islamic terrorism in the Netherlands Islam shows its true face in Syria and Iraq. Gruesome fanatics, including terrorists with Dutch passports, leave a trail of blood throughout the Middle East. The Netherlands have to protect themselves. If we don’t, the barbaric scenes that play today in Syria and Iraq will soon be repeated in our country. The PVV proposes 10 concrete measures to protect the Netherlands against Islamic terror:

  1. Once gone, forever gone
    People leaving to fight for Islam in Syria, Iraq or elsewhere, will automatically lose their Dutch nationality, and will be not be allowed to return to our country. Their accounts will be frozen and confiscated. This also applies to those who recruit people to fight for Islam.

2. Immediate imprisonment
Those fighters who have already returned from Syria must be imprisoned immediately. They must be administratively detained. Participation in and support of the armed Islamic struggle should be punishable by law.

  1. Control the borders
    Reintroduce border controls at once. We leave Schengen and the EU so that we can guard our own borders.

  2. Stop Immigration from Islamic countries
    Immigration of people from Islamic countries must be stopped, including asylum seekers. International treaties have to be modified or terminated so that this becomes possible.

  3. Voluntary re-emigration
    We advocate voluntary re-emigration of people from Islamic countries. A survey shows that 73% of Dutch Muslims consider Syria fighters to be heroes. Such disgusting sympathies do not belong in the Netherlands.

  4. Deal hard with the supporters
    Mosques, Islamic schools and other organizations that provide financial or other support to those who go to fight in Syria must be closed down immediately. They should be confronted with civil, administrative and criminal penalties.

  5. No military intervention
    Dutch intervention in the Islamic world is useless. Countries can only became safe, prosperous and democratic, if they renounce Islam. But this is their own responsibility. We should focus on the protection of the Netherlands. No arms exports to Islamic countries.

  6. More money for security
    Stop wasting money on development aid. Give more money to the AIVD (the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service).

  7. Support Israel
    Israel is the front line in the fight against jihad. Stimulate economic relations with Israel. If Israel falls, the West falls.

  8. Break diplomatic relations with supporters of terror
    The Netherlands should break diplomatic relations with countries, such as Saudi Arabia an d Qatar, that support terror.

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