7 Afghani Muslims in the U.S. for Military Training are AWOL

Not so much as a warning to Americans? No BOLO? No names, no photos? Americans, you are on your own.

Source: Missing Afghans Raise Terrorism Fears – Washington Free Beacon

Several Afghan nationals undergoing military training in the United States disappeared from U.S. military bases this month, according to Pentagon and Homeland Security officials.

“During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during international military student programs,” Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Patrick L. Evans said.

Three of the Afghan military trainees fled from a Pentagon training program two weekends ago during the bombing spree in New York and New Jersey by Afghan-born bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami, raising concerns among security officials that the missing Afghan students may be linked to terrorism or plans for attacks in the United States.

The disappearance of the Afghans comes amid heightened fears of increasing Islamist terror attacks around the country. The attacks have included the New York area bombings and attempted bombings, a knife attack at a Minnesota mall by a Somali jihadist, and other regional shootings.

Two of the missing Afghans had been training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and one was training at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

An Army source said the Afghans who left the weekend of the New York area bombings appeared to be part of a coordinated effort. The three men are being probed for possible connections to Rahami. “Initial assessment is that there is not relation and the timing is coincidental,” the source said.

Evans declined to comment on whether the Pentagon has security concerns about the missing Afghans.

Sarah Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service, said authorities are pursuing the Afghans.

“ICE Homeland Security Investigations is aware of the situation, and is actively working to locate these individuals in coordination with the State Department and the Department of Defense,” she said, declining specifics because of the ongoing investigation.

However, the service, which tracks illegal aliens, was notified of the missing Afghans.

Four other Afghan military trainees fled over the Labor Day weekend, two from Fort Benning, Georgia, one from Fort Lee, Virginia, and one from an Army facility in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A defense official said two of the Afghans were accounted for and suggested the two men may have fled the United States.

It is not the first time Afghan military students have disappeared. Two maintenance airmen from the Afghan Air Force disappeared from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia in December. One was later found in Virginia.

Retired Army officer Joe Myers, who was posted in Kabul, Afghanistan, said the U.S. military frequently trains foreign military students as part of a security assistance and international training and education program.

“It is not unusual at times for some foreign students to use the opportunity to not return to their country of origin,” Myers said.

“In the case of Afghanistan it is more sensitive for homeland security when their students disappear, especially in light of actual graduates of programs such as the new ISIS military commander, Gulmurod Khalimov, who attended and completed several State Department sponsored counterterrorism programs,” Myers said.

The missing soldiers were part of the International Military Education and Training program under the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

According to the agency’s website, the military education is aimed at training future leaders, fostering a better understanding of the United States, and establishing closer ties between the U.S. and Afghan militaries.

Evans, the Pentagon spokesman, defended the program to train Afghan troops. “It is important to note that the majority of Afghans who train in the U.S. successfully complete their training and return to their country,” he said.

“However, there have been occasions where [military officials] have learned of plans to go AWOL. In some of those cases, those students have been returned immediately to their country,” he said.

A manual for training foreign military personnel states that the training can include “potentially sensitive or lethal training.”

Foreign military students that are absent from scheduled activities for more than 24 hours are considered “AWOL.”

Once declared missing, details about the foreign military students are sent to military police as well as to the Defense Intelligence Agency, FBI, and U.S. Northern Command.

A working group currently monitors the status of all missing foreign military students. The group is composed of officials from ICE, DIA, FBI and Northcom.


That working group has compromised leadership that are not upholding their oath to protect Americans from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Some of these defectors who were supposedly vetted will end up being your neighbors.

Related:

Massachusetts: Afghan soldier who deserted training in U.S. granted “asylum”

Texas: 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base

Georgia: Two (more) Afghan military trainees disappear

Massachusetts: 3 Afghan Army trainees fled U.S. training assignments

 

Arkansas: Muslim couple arrested for threat to waitress: “People like you are the reason we kill”


Source: FBI Investigates NWA Couple for Terroristic Threatening – Story  h/t: Jihad Watch

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark.–  A husband and wife have been arrested on terroristic threatening charges after Prairie Grove Police say they made threats to a waitress in a local diner.

Police say Daphne Ridenour, who also goes by Daphne Crawford, and her husband Alan Crawford made terroristic threats to a waitress while eating in Mel’s Diner in Prairie Grove.

After the incident in the diner, investigators say the couple continued making threats on multiple social media websites.

According to the police report, on May 24, Alan Crawford was frustrated at Mel’s Diner. Alan Crawford was upset because his order was taking too long and he thought the food was too expensive, according to the report. Alan Crawford reportedly said, “Only a Christian would treat them like that,” because they practice Islam.

Before the Crawford’s left Mel’s Diner, it is reported that Daphne Crawford said,”People like you are the reason we kill.”

Daphne Crawford also threatened a victim on a Facebook post saying her husband would show up with an AK-47. According to the report, Daphne Crawford sent the victim a picture of her husband in “Muslim attire” kneeling with a weapon described as an assault rifle.

The victim of the social media threats says the FBI is also involved in the investigation of the couple.

According to investigators, Daphne Crawford was arrested Thursday at the Value Inn in Fayetteville where she has been staying.

Alan Crawford was arrested Thursday morning in Johnson County and transferred to the Sebastian County jail where he is being held.

A police report says Alan threatened to kill a used car salesman back in March.

The arrests come after a long list of encounters with multiple law enforcement agencies.

According to Sequoyah County Sheriff, in October 2009, Alan Crawford was arrested and booked in Sequoyah County on rape and sodomy charges. Those charges were later dropped.

Six years later, law enforcement became aware that the couple was making radical comments and threats on social media about their conversion to Islam.

In November 2015, when a military serviceman was killed, the Muldrow police and the Sheriff’s Office believed the Crawford’s were a credible threat to the funeral, but did not have any charges against them at the time.

Then in December 2015, the Crawford’s made it known that they had relocated to Fort Smith when they were escorted out of Central Mall for recording mall entrances against mall policy. Fort Smith police say they kept an eye on the Crawford’s, but never had charges against them.

The Crawford’s then moved to Prairie Grove, where police say the Mel’s Diner incident and following threats occurred.

Prairie Grove Police say Daphne Crawford worked at Prairie Grove Health and Rehabilitation.

Daphne Crawford is currently being held at the Washington County Jail for terroristic threatening.

Arkansas: Owner Covers, Newspaper Blurs Photo of Billboard Depicting Muhammad

WTF? Submitting to sharia law in America.

Billboard in St. Louis

Billboard in St. Louis

via Billboards Depicting Muhammad Now Covered | WATN-TV | LocalMemphis.com. h/t Iron Burka

SUMMIT, AR (localmemphis.com) – Pictures depicting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad were recently posted on billboards in Marion County, Arkansas.

The billboard shows an angry, sword-wielding, Muhammad that is being drawn by a hand. The text coming from the Islamic Prophet says, “You Can’t Draw Me,” with the response of “That’s Why I Draw You.”

The signs also features the seal of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) with “Support Free Speech” written above it. The AFDI website says the picture was the winning entry of a Muhammad drawing contest in Texas, in May –the same contest where two Muslim extremists were shot and killed after they opened fire on a security officer.

Many Muslims consider drawings of Muhammad to be blasphemous and are banned in the Islamic Faith, which is why Local 24 chose to blur the pictures.

The Baxter Bulletin and Answer Dude, Thomas Garrett, took photos of the signs while they were still visible and shared them with our sister station KOLR10.

People who live in Summit, Arkansas say they were posted for days but are now covered with blue paper.

Billboard in Arkansas, blurred by sharia-abiding Memphis newspaper

The owner of the billboards said he never gave permission to anyone to use his billboards.


Does the owner support free speech or sharia?

 

Supreme Court rules for bin Laden-praising, throat-slitting bearded Muslim inmate

Gregory Abdul Maalik Muhammad Holt

via Supreme Court Rules for Bearded Muslim Inmate – ABC News.

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas can grow a short beard for religious reasons.

The court’s decision in a case about religious liberty stands in contrast to the Hobby Lobby case that bitterly divided the justices in June over whether family-owned corporations could mount religious objections to paying for women’s contraceptives under the health care overhaul.

The justices said that inmate Gregory Holt could maintain a half-inch beard because Arkansas prison officials could not substantiate claims that the beard posed a security risk.

Holt claimed that he has a right to grow a beard under a federal law aimed at protecting prisoners’ religious rights. The law is similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that the court said in a 5-4 outcome in late June could be invoked by business owners who object to paying for contraceptives.

This time around, the Obama administration, religious groups and atheists alike backed Holt, also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad. More than 40 states allow inmates to keep beards.

Justice Samuel Alito said in his opinion for the court that Arkansas can satisfy its security concerns in some other way when “so many other prisons allow inmates to grow beards while ensuring prison safety and security.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote the dissent in the Hobby Lobby case, remarked on her view of the differences between the two cases in a brief separate opinion Tuesday.

Unlike the exception the court approved in June for Hobby Lobby, “accommodating petitioner’s religious belief in this case would not detrimentally affect others who do not share petitioner’s belief,” Ginsburg wrote.

Judd P. Deere, a spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, expressed disappointment with the ruling, but said the court “emphasized that prisons are dangerous places” and that judges must take security into account when analyzing religious freedom claims.

Holt is serving a life sentence for a brutal assault on his girlfriend and is being held at a maximum security prison 80 miles southeast of Little Rock. His case first came to the court’s attention when he filed a handwritten plea to the court asking it to block enforcement of Arkansas’ no-beard rule.

Holt argued in court papers that his obligation to grow a beard comes from hadiths, accounts of the acts or statements of the Prophet Muhammad. In one statement attributed to the prophet, Muslims are commanded to “cut the mustaches short and leave the beard.”

Holt said he understands that statement to mean he should grow a full beard, but offered a half-inch beard as a compromise because California allows Muslim inmates to wear beards of that length.

The case is Holt v. Hobbs, 13-6827.


As posted previously on Gregory ‘Abdul Maalik Muhammad’ Holt:

This pious Muslim convert also threatened jihad on jurors, served prison time for threatening President George W. Bush’s daughters and wrote to jailers promising a deadly “jihad” inside the courtroom should “the verdict in my trial go south.”

Tennessee: FBI Warns of Possible ISIS Plot to Blow up Memphis-Arkansas Bridge

Based on an anonymous tip…possibly from a Muslim terrorist attempting to strike fear into the hearts of the infidels – as directed in the Koran. via FBI Bulletin Warns Of Possible ISIS Terror Plot in Memphis – FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Memphis Division is warning police officers about a threat to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge sometime in December. FOX13 News obtained the FBI bulletin sent to Mid-South Law Enforcement agencies warning about a possible Islamic State terror plot targeting the I-55 Bridge.

“According to an anonymous complainant, as of December 2014, ISIS instructed an ISIS member, a presumed USPER in Memphis, with a direct order to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas bridge on an unknown date, activating ISIS terror cells in the United States,” the warning reads.

USPER is a law enforcement acronym for U.S. person.

The Memphis Division’s FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating the threat.

“Although we received an anonymous threat, there is no actionable intelligence regarding an attack on the bridge. We take every threat seriously and whenever we receive a threat like this we take steps to inform all of our law enforcement partners,” Supervisory Special Agent Joel Siskovic, spokesman for the FBI Memphis Division, told FOX13 News.

Homeland Security Officials have been warning about ISIS inspired attacks in the U.S. since this fall.

A Memphis Police spokesperson told FOX13 the department is aware of the threat and officers are patrolling the area around the bridge looking for suspicious activity.  Surveillance cameras linked the  MPD’s Real Time Crime Center are focused on the bridge 24 hours a day.

The Memphis-Arkansas Bridge is a major interstate thoroughfare connecting Tennessee and Arkansas.  Nearly 56,000 cars and trucks cross the bridge daily according to Tennessee Department of Transportation statistics. And it’s not just road traffic. In addition, barge traffic traveling under the bridge on the Mississippi River pumps billions of dollars into the U.S. economy according to trade groups.

The FBI is asking everyone in the region to remain vigilant.  If you see something suspicious they say to report it to police.


Do we really believe the police will investigate suspicious looking Muslims if reported? How about jihad materials in mosques? How about little girls being beaten and forced into marriage with old Muslim men in Tennessee? Case in point: Muslim Children in America are Being Taught to Hate

My research team and I spent two weeks at the Al Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. The mosque was Sunni and had the typical violent books and DVD’s/videos pertaining to the overthrow of any government system that oppresses Islam. They also had numerous teachings from current Islamic leaders operating in America who are teaching the Muslim population to hate our country and its people. Although this should frighten all concerned citizens, there was even sadder and disturbing intelligence collected at this mosque. Lately we have all read about the child brides and forced marriages in Afghanistan and in Saudi Arabia. What most Americans do not realize is that child marriages are occurring throughout our country and specifically in Nashville, TN.
One young 7 year old Muslim girl at Al Farooq talked to our researcher about being beaten (MP3 file) by her Islamic leaders and being married (MP3 file) to a Muslim man. I reported the matter to the Nashville authorities but almost from the beginning they were reluctant to intercede because this was a religious institution and more importantly to them it was Islamic. Senior law enforcement authorities of the Nashville police department informed me they were afraid of being sued by Islamic organizations such as CAIR if they got involved and it would be a political nightmare to get anything done at the mosque. What bothered me most of all is the fact I contacted Islamic organizations to help this innocent Muslim child and they also balked. This reinforced to me that Islamic law (Sharia) is alive and very active inside our country, to include child marriages.

Arkansas: Muslim Group Hacks Little Rock School District Website

Islamic cyber jihadis tyring to strike fear into the hearts of parents and their young children. How much Islam will we tolerate? via Hackers Target Little Rock School District Website.

LITTLE ROCK, AR- If you typed in lrsd.org in the search engine around 7am Friday morning, chances are a hacking message popped up.

“I don’t like it. It doesn’t make me comfortable,” says Jason Spees, LRSD Parent.

Uncomfortable with the images and words displayed on the homescreen and the possible threat it could have on his two boys.

“I think they should notify everybody when there’s what could potentially be a terroristic threat. And that’s what that is to me,” he says.

The video playing on the site read “Hacked by MECA” the Middle East Cyber Army. According to its Facebook and Twitter pages, it appears to be a muslim group dedicated to cyber attacks around the world.

“It’s a little shocking to be informed of it,” he says.

Another parent I spoke with didn’t see it, but learned about the hack through an automated call from the school district around noon.

“It basically said there had been a cyber attack against the district’s landing page on their website,” says Mandy Shoptaw, LRSD Parent.

Shortly after, that message from LRSD was relayed via email to parents and staff saying, “No student, parent, or personnel data was compromised. That information is housed on separate servers. When we discovered the unauthorized information on the landing page, it was immediately removed.”

“I think it’s very unfortunate that people take advantage of schools and businesses and hack their sites and put inappropriate materials up there,” she says.

In an email, LRSD says it’s investigating this incident and will provide additional details when they become available. We talked to the FBI and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, both agencies were unaware of LRSD’s website getting hacked.


Jihad Watch had the screen shot:

Not the first cyber attack on U.S. civilians either:

Long Island: Muslims hack websites on eve of 9/11, post bin Laden videos

Ohio: 18 church web sites hacked telling Christians to convert to Islam

New Jersey: Jewish Children’s Camp Website Attacked by Islamists

SCOTUS favors Muslim beards in prison

If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. How passe. via Prisoner’s beard offers Supreme Court a game of inches.

WASHINGTON — It was a game of inches at the Supreme Court Tuesday.

A day after disposing of their most controversial and consequential cases — those involving same-sex marriage — the justices turned to the question of whether Muslim prisoner Gregory Holt’s half-inch beard could threaten the security of the Arkansas prison system.

Gregory ‘Abdul Maalik Muhammad’ Holt

No, most of the justices appeared to conclude — but they worried that the next cases might involve longer beards or other religious demands, with no end in sight. At what point, several of them said, should a state’s security interests surmount a prisoner’s religious rights?

“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable. I mean, religious beliefs are categorical,” Justice Antonin Scalia said. “God tells you.”

“What do we do, just litigate a dozen cases until we settle on one-and-three-quarters inches?” asked Chief Justice John Roberts.

The issue before the court was Arkansas’ requirement that prisoners be clean-shaven, unless they have a medical reason for keeping a quarter-inch beard. While more than 40 state prison systems allow beards in general, Holt had agreed to keep his to a half-inch — virtually negating the chance he could hide weapons or contraband in it, and making it harder for him to change his appearance by shaving.

A law passed by Congress in 2000 was intended to protect prisoners’ religious rights, much like the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 was meant to protect religious freedom in general. That law was cited by the court in June when it allowed family-owned corporations with religious objections to be exempted from providing health insurance for contraceptives.

The justices appeared to agree that the law regarding prisoners does work in Holt’s favor. Several also belittled the state’s stated fears: that an escaped prisoner could hide a weapon or contraband in his beard, and change his appearance after an escape by shaving.

“Not one example has ever been found of anybody hiding anything in his beard,” said Stephen Breyer. And Justice Samuel Alito suggested that prison officials could just force inmates to comb through their beards. [CS: A comb is a deadly weapon in prison]

“Anything else you think can be hidden in a half-inch beard, a tiny revolver, it will fall out,” Alito said.

But Arkansas Deputy Attorney General David Curran noted that the state prison system houses inmates in barracks and employs them on maintenance jobs outside prison grounds, where they might engage in mischief.

“We’re not like California. We’re not like New York. They have cell-block housing,” Curran said. “A beard is one of the quickest and easiest ways to change one’s appearance.”

Holt, also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad, convinced the court to hear his case with a 15-page, handwritten petition citing his desire to keep a beard as part of his Muslim faith. His grievance stems from the Arkansas Department of Corrections rule prohibiting beards unless medically required.


As we previously noted for readers:

This pious Muslim convert also threatened jihad on jurors, served prison time for threatening President George W. Bush’s daughters and wrote to jailers promising a deadly “jihad” inside the courtroom should “the verdict in my trial go south,” among other things.

Holt also wrote how he wasn’t bound by American laws, but only recognized the Shariah law of Islam.”

Apparently Alito et al agree with him.

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