Pennsylvania: Lawmakers Ask Gov to Void 143-acre Property Sale to Shady Islamic Org

Source: Lawmakers Ask Governor To Void Shenago Twp. Property Sale « CBS Pittsburgh

SHENANGO TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The proposed sale of the former New Castle Youth Development Center has raised alarms in Shenango Township, Lawrence County.

Little is known about the highest bidder, HIRA Educational Services, and that’s the problem. Townspeople are suspicious.

“I would hope the governor would say this is all null and void. We’re going to open this up to bidding again,” said Shirley Sallmen, a resident and critic of the state’s bidding process.

Now, three state lawmakers – Sen. Elder Vogel, Rep. Chris Sainato and Rep. Aaron Bernstine – are asking the same. They have sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf asking him to void the sale.

HIRA is a consultant group and their stated mission is to help Muslim schools in the U.S.

While some on social media have raised ethnic distrust and used racial epithets, the lawmakers have focused on the company’s lack of credentials and financial wherewithal.

The company bid $400,000 to purchase the 143-acre site with 13 buildings, but KDKA’s research finds that the company claims only one employee in an apartment in Newark, New Jersey, and has not reported income of more than $50,000 in each of the past three years.

In addition, the state of New Jersey has revoked HIRA’s non-profit status for failing to submit required financial reports for two consecutive years. KDKA’s Andy Sheehan called the company phone number, but got only answer machine. And no one from HIRA returned the calls.

On Thursday, the Shenango Township supervisors will be holding the monthly meeting and a large crowd is expected.

More:  Lawmakers push for YDC purchase information

Lawrence County’s state legislators are scrambling to find information about the New Jersey company that is purchasing the former Youth Development Center property in Shenango Township.

The DGS is finalizing the bid and completing the sale of the property. The process is expected to take several months. During this time, the bid will be reviewed by the state’s general counsel and the attorney general’s office.

State Rep. Aaron Bernstine was not available for comment Monday but promised to speak on the matter later this week.

The state-owned property has been idle since the YDC closed in 2013. Over the years, the asking price dropped from $4 million to $300,000. Prior attempts by the state to sell the property drew no bidders.

On its website, Hira describes itself as a consulting firm for Islamic schools. Two employees are listed on the website. President and CEO Muhammad Asif, also listed by the name Asif Kunwar. The vice-president is listed as Abdul Basit. The site says the company has adjunct staff members throughout the United States.

Although Hira submitted the highest bid, Muhammad Asif Kunwar submitted an individual bid of $300,000 for the YDC, the third and lowest bid of the three submitted. A state official said last week Kunwar did not sign the Hira bid, only his individual bid. The middle bid for $305,000, was submitted by Sumner McDaniel.

A check of Hira’s website shows that many of the links lead nowhere. An invitation to sign up for a newsletter from the company is a dead link, as are supposed links to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Misspellings abound on the website as well as grammatical errors and awkward wordings. No one from the school has responded to repeated attempts at telephone contact, although a woman answered one of the calls and promised to relay the request for a callback. Other calls went to voicemail.

In addition, a reverse phone lookup of the phone number listed on the website resulted in the name of another man — not listed on the school’s website. Attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful. A 501c3 lookup website also listed yet another man as a contact for the business and listed a New Jersey apartment as the address.

More: Township supervisors say they’re looking for answers, too.

Tensions are running so high that Thursday, people were wanded with a metal detector before being allowed into a meeting of the Shenango Township supervisors.

So many people showed up that the fire department put a safety limit on how many people were allowed inside the building. The rest sat on chairs outside.

Township supervisors started out by stressing they had nothing to do with the sale of the property. They said the state of Pennsylvania owns the YDC property, decided the way the property would be sold and accepted the bids on the property.

Readers tell us that Hira was denied all E-rate money requested in multiple years, here and here.

More from concerned readers:


…”Del Signore, who operated a real estate business before being elected commissioner in 2011, is the county’s pointman for property development projects, including the YDC proposal. He said several of the buildings will have to be demolished, a list that includes the school, which no longer meets building codes, and some of the structures contain asbestos.”

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12 thoughts on “Pennsylvania: Lawmakers Ask Gov to Void 143-acre Property Sale to Shady Islamic Org

  1. the muzzies will just cry islamophobia and the state will cave
    isis recruiting and training will begin shortly thereafter

  2. Don’t worry the Saudi king will pay the bid. Its only pocket change for the twentieth prince down.
    “Image result for hijrah definition
    The Hegira or Hijrah (Arabic: هِجْرَة‎‎) is the migration or journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib, later renamed by him to Medina, in the year 622.” HIRA is probably related to the term.
    “Rags, wretchedness, poverty and dirt, those signs and symbols that indicate the presence of Moslem rule.”-Mark Twain

  3. All part of their Civilization Jihad to advance Islam in their quest to destroy all others and force Islam and Sharia Law on the ENTIRE World. Their own teachings spell it out. The Muslim Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, bragged: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” Erdogan has also told Turkish immigrants in Germany that “assimilation is a crime against humanity.”
    All you have to do is look back to The Muslim Brotherhood to see their plan to take over The United States which is part of their plan to take over the entire world with Islam. They have infiltrated positions in our government. Building up and at all levels during the obama administration. The following are quotes from the official document from a 1991 meeting which outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goals for North America. The document was entered as evidence in the 2008 Holyland Terror Funding Trial. Federal investigators found the document in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.
    Page 4 of 18: “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.”
    Page 5 of 18: “…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out [sic] this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”
    Page 7 of 18: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”
    “[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’”
    Page 18 of 18: “A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends” – This is where the Muslim Brotherhood listed its front groups in the U.S.. Note that prominent organizations like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and others are named here.
    Entire Document can be read here: The first half is Arabic and second half is the English Translation.

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  5. Our Gov. for what ever reason is bowing to Islam and rejecting our Christian foundation. If u study the Quran if they be moderate musilms or not they want to rule the world and it says to murder all infidels. It’s time we stand up against this un-American movement that is murdering Christians everywhere. Some leaders have converted to Islam and that’s why they push this false religion on us.

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  7. The property is located in the 10th state legislative district, but State Representative Aaron Bernstine, of Lawrence County is asking questions because he was never informed of the sale. No one can find a proposal of usage for the property by HIRA. Public notification was only once put in the Beaver Times, but never in any of the local newspapers of the property location. The Twp was never informed of the sale. Twp. Commissioner Robert Del Signore is among those who urge the commonwealth to check the legitimacy of the company before selling the property. Rep. Berstine sent a letter to Gov. Wolf on 6/8/17. Lawrence County Commissioners have expressed concern, as they have no information on the identity of the bidder, or what the actual intent is for the property. “We really have no knowledge on who the bidders are, (or) what their plans are,” said County Commissioner Dan Vogler.

    • #Anonymous. Ya mean the MUZZRATS are trying to hide their TRUE intentions, not to mention the source of their income and the name of the bidder???? WHY, I NEVER….. Bunch of filthy scumbags!!!!!!

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