California: 2 Muslims get 25 years each, planned to kill American troops

via Inland Men Who Conspired ‘Violent Jihad,’ Joining Terror Cells Sentenced to Federal Prison | Banning-Beaumont, CA Patch.

Two Southern California men who planned to commit “violent jihad” against American troops by joining terrorist groups in Afghanistan were each sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison.

Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, of Pomona and Ralph Kenneth DeLeon, 26, of Ontario, were convicted last September following a nearly monthlong trial at the federal courthouse in downtown Riverside.

Kabir was found guilty of two counts of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count each of conspiring to kill American troops and conspiring to receive military training from al-Qaida.

DeLeon was convicted by the same seven-man, five-woman jury of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiring to murder or maim members of the armed services overseas, and conspiring to kill employees of the United States.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips sentenced the men separately in hearings that collectively lasted just over three hours.

In pronouncing sentence for Kabir, Phillips said it was “hard to understate the seriousness of the offense.”

“It wasn’t just talk,” she said. “We’ve seen all too often how little it takes for young men to cause havoc and loss of life. Just because his plan didn’t come to fruition — it doesn’t reduce the seriousness of what he intended to do.”

Kabir’s attorney, Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron, argued for a 10- year prison term, citing mitigating factors, including what he said was his client’s low I.Q. Phillips was not swayed, pointing out that Kabir’s own family had acknowledged he was intelligent, though admittedly “lazy.”

The judge said Kabir had been given every break after his family fled to the U.S. as refugees and were given asylum.

“He is an example of someone who betrayed the hospitality extended to him by this country,” Phillips said.

Kabir, clad in a white jail jumpsuit and sporting a shaved head and chest-length beard, declined to address the court.

DeLeon’s attorney, David Thomas, also requested a 10-year sentence for his client, telling the judge that he had undergone a reformation since being jailed in 2012. Thomas said DeLeon embraced an “extremely warped religious fanaticism” out of a desperate, though perverse, desire to achieve something meaningful in his life.

“He allowed himself to be surrounded by the wrong types of influences,” the attorney said. “It made him want to be the best extreme Muslim he could be. He jumped right into the deep end, and he sunk.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Grigg countered that DeLeon had enormous family support, had been gifted a car and was less than two months shy of attaining a bachelor’s degree in business when he threw it all away in the interest of committing “unfathomable” acts of violence.

“He said he wanted to be on the frontlines,” Grigg said. “He eschewed the idea of being a suicide bomber because he said he wanted to be able to see the suffering of those he targeted.”

Phillips ordered that both men be placed on lifetime supervision, or parole, following their release from prison.

In a sentencing brief, the U.S. Attorney’s Office noted that Kabir was the “emir,” or leader, of the group and that he “converted DeLeon and (Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales) to Islam … (and) encouraged them to travel overseas to engage in violent jihad.”

“Kabir … encouraged the group to join him in Afghanistan, including by telling them about his connections to the Taliban and al-Qaida, discussing his physical preparations for fighting and warfare, and various ‘missions’ and operations he was asked by terrorists to participate in,” the document states.

Vidriales, 24, of Mexico and 23-year-old Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside both reached plea agreements with the government several weeks before DeLeon and Kabir went on trial last August. They’re in custody and slated to be sentenced March 16.

Gojali testified that he was persuaded to take up arms against the U.S., Britain and Israel after several conversations with DeLeon, a native of the Philippines who converted to Islam in 2011.

The government presented hours of secretly taped audio recordings between DeLeon and a “confidential source,” identified in court documents only as a Muslim man who worked for the FBI and won the defendants’ trust by pretending to subscribe to jihadist views.

DeLeon’s enthusiasm for “Holy War” was such that he felt killing in the name of Allah and the Prophet Mohammed would mean “guaranteed paradise,” according to a transcript of one recording.

As we asked here,

What do Californian Sohiel Omar Kabir, an Afghani immigrant, a Mexican immigrant, and a Philippino immigrant all have in common?

John Legend catches Islamophobia, boycotts Beverly Hills Hotel, sharia law in Brunei

via John Legend boycotts Beverly Hills Hotel, sharia law in Brunei –

Los Angeles (CNN)Up for two Grammys and his first Oscar, John Legend is the dapper cover star of Los Angeles Confidential’s latest issue and an honoree at the magazine’s big entertainment bash Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Yet the R&B star is declining the invitation.

Legend has joined the widespread boycott against the Beverly Hills Hotel launched by Hollywood last spring.

The protest is in response to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, owner of the hotel chain, unveiling Sharia law in Brunei that allows for the stoning, amputation or flogging of those found guilty of adultery or homosexuality.

“These policies, which among other things could permit women and LGBT Bruneians to be stoned to death, are heinous and certainly don’t represent John’s values,” Legend’s publicist, Amanda Silverman, said in a statement. “John does not, in any way, wish to further enrich the Sultan while he continues to enforce these brutal laws.”

The Sultan installed the ancient penal code in October 2013, and Hollywood caught on the following April, when tweets from Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John and Sharon Osbourne guaranteed that the boycott went viral. In May, the Feminist Majority Foundation pulled an annual fundraiser from the hotel and organized a rally across the street, attended by Jay Leno, Mavis Leno (who serves on the board) and actress Francis Fisher.

If only John Legend, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John and Sharon Osbourne and others would support efforts to prevent sharia law in the United States and other Western nations.


California: Muslim CEO arrested, sent pornographic videos to 9- and 10-year-old Virginia boys

via CEO of Irvine company facing child sex charges |

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — A CEO of an Irvine company is facing child sex charges, and investigators say they’re looking for other possible victims.

Prosecutors allege Qayed Shareef, 39, pretended to be a teenage boy named Jeremy Stevens when he used an app called Tango to contact a 9- and 10-year-old boy, two brothers in Virginia.

“He basically just started it off, ‘Hey what’s your age?’ And within an hour, took it sexual,” said prosecutor Vanessa Woods. “He sent photos and videos of himself, as well as pornographic videos.”

Authorities say the 39-year-old then gave instructions to the boys to record each other and to him send the photos and videos.

“He was very specifically asking them to do various sexual positions, acts, show sexual body parts,” Woods said.

Prosecutors say the crimes allegedly started Christmas Day 2013 and lasted four days. Investigators discovered 30 different videos of sex acts after being contacted by the boy’s mother.

Shareef is married, has a child and lives in Aliso Viejo. He is the CEO of Adaptive Media and describes himself online as an “experienced digital advertising executive.”

His arrest this week came after a year of investigation.

Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Shareef likely had more knowledge on how to evade law enforcement because he “has an expertise in computers and IP addresses and Internet.”

Shareef, who has pleaded not guilty, is expected to return to court on March 27. He is being held on $2 million bail.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Orange County District Attorney’s Office at (714) 347-8794.

 h/t and more via RRW:

Informative video on the case, showing the perpetrator being interviewed for a business news segment.  Irvine CEO Accused Of Trading Sex Videos With Boys In Virginia.  (Note, Shareef was not caught in a “sting” operation.)

CEO of Irvine company facing child sex charges – with video.

California: Sacramento public high school partnered with terror-linked Muslim group to host Hijab Day

And subjugate non-Muslim women and girls to the masochistic ideology that is Islam. But just for one day.NP3HighSchoolHijabDay

via Today is Hijab Day at NP3 High School, a public charter school in Sacramento, California.

A Jihad Watch reader in the Sacramento area has sent me this flier (click to enlarge), showing that today is NP3 Hijab Day at NP3 High School. NP3 stands for Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep; the school is in the Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento. This all started with a student at NP3 High who is an intern for the Hamas-linked terror organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). This student gave a presentation about Islamophobia and Islam at what was a mandatory staff meeting that also included an official CAIR representative.

The school then now decided to sponsor an official “Hijab Day” in cooperation with Hamas-linked CAIR. The flier also shows that another Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization, the Muslim Students Association, is also involved. Every female member of the faculty and staff, and students as well, has been encouraged to wear a hijab today. NP3’s principal, Tom Rutten, has been strongly encouraging everyone to participate and wear one.

Please contact Tom Rutten and let him know, politely and courteously, that there are religion-and-state issues involved here, and also that public schools should not be working with groups that have demonstrable and proven links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Also ask him when is NP3 Priest Collar and Nun Habit Day, and when is NP3 Kippah Day — or is it only Islam that gets this treatment? Ask him when is NP3’s day to honor women and girls who have been brutalized and murdered for not wearing hijab. Ask him why he is celebrating a garment that is, for all too many women, a sign of oppression and misogyny. Rutten is at 916-567-5740.

Scott Dosick is President of the Board of Trustees of the Natomas Unified School District. He is at Remember that over at Hamas-linked CAIR they will be licking their chops and ready to pounce on any indication that Rutten or Dosick have been getting “hate messages” or “threats.” Do not give them ammunition in their jihad against freedom: be polite, courteous and reasonable in all communications, limiting discussion to asking calmly why Islam is getting this preferential treatment in a public school.

More from Jihad Watch, NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears:

The exchange below is yet another example of how one side of the debate about Sharia and jihad is trying to have a rational discussion, while the other responds only with slogans and smears. A woman in California responded to my call yesterday to write to NP3 High School principal Tom Rutten. She then received the email below, which is drearily predictable with its cries of “hate” and lack of specific response to any of the concerns she raised. She kindly forwarded this response to me, and I wrote the third email below to Rutten. Continue reading

California: Oops, burger chain says Muslim franchisee’s “all-halal” claim is false


via Burger joint opening with all-halal options in Milpitas – San Jose Mercury News.

This Thursday, a burger restaurant with all-halal options will open in Milpitas, giving Muslim residents of the area a fast-food menu they can eat.

Wayback Burgers, part of a Connecticut-based chain, will be the company’s first halal franchise and its first Northern California restaurant, a spokeswoman said.

The halal concept was the brainchild of Milpitas tech industry veteran Aziz Usman, who was interested in becoming a franchisee but wanted to open a place where his daughter, niece and nephew — who adhere to a halal diet — could enjoy the offerings.

“I explored several different franchise options, but Wayback Burgers proved to be the most feasible investment option,” Usman said in a statement.

Originally started as Jake’s Burgers in 1991 in Delaware, Wayback specializes in hand-pressed, never-frozen burger patties, hand-scooped milkshakes, turkey burgers, chicken sandwiches and monthly specials. January’s burger is done Hawaiian style, with ham, pineapple and teriyaki sauce, and the shake of the month is pina colada, made with fresh pineapple. Wayback’s only other California locations are in Ventura and on the Port Hueneme base, with plans to open soon in Hollywood and Camarillo.

Did you catch that? A Hawaiian style burger with ham? Doesn’t sound very halal. There’s another gotcha to this supposed “all-halal” burger joint: they sell BEER BATTERED FRIES!!


From the same article:

CLARIFICATION: After this item posted we learned that the food served at Wayback Burgers is not literally All-Halal, as had been presented in the news release. According to John Eucalitto, president of the Connecticut-based franchise, the burgers and other proteins are handled in a manner that adheres to the Islamic dietary laws that specify how meat and poultry are to be raised and prepared. However, certain menu items, such as the onion rings which are prepared in a beer batter, are not.

Of course, the “all halal” announcement was picked up by news media all over the country including this piece, Milpitas Burger Joint With All-Halal Options Not Just For Muslims:

But owner Aziz Usman said he’s not trying to sell that concept to his customers.

“My focus is not halal,” he said. “My focus is to open a restaurant where the whole community, American community can come and eat, right? I don’t want to label this restaurant a halal restaurant.”

Most of his customers, like Paul Barton, had no idea the place was halal.

If his focus was not halal, then why was it blasted out to dozens of media outlets with the “all-halal” title? And why won’t the Muslim-owned burger joint inform non-Muslim customers that they are eating meat sacrificed to a Muslim warlord? Because as with all things halal food: It’s a racket. A fraud. All in the name of the profit:


Clearly the Muslim franchisee put out the news release and it seems corporate had to walk that all-halal claim back. Were they worried about being sued by Muslims as McDonald’s was?

At least Muslims can have their burger meat killed the same way Islamic State terrorists slaughter their hostages, by slitting their throats.

UCLA Broadcasting Muslim Call to Prayer Declaring ‘Allah is Great’ on Campus

via UCLA Broadcasting Muslim Call to Prayer Declaring ‘Allah is Great’ on Campus. h/t Europe News

Less than a week after controversy erupted over an announcement that a Muslim call to prayer would be broadcast at North Carolina’s Duke University, it has come to light that students at UCLA in California have been doing so for some time.

On Friday, a video was published on YouTube of students broadcasting the call to prayer on the north side of the UCLA campus near the athletic field off Sunset Boulevard. While the audio is faint, Arabic-style chanting can be heard in the footage as students gathered on the lawn.

The university does have an Islamic Student Association on Campus, which meets for jummah prayers in the Pyramid Room on the second floor of the John Wooden Center. It also publishes a Muslim news publication known as Al-Talib.

“I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshiped except Allah,” the common Muslim chant, known as the adhan, declares. “I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. … Allah is most great.”

Reports state that the adhan has been broadcast at UCLA for some time…

The article also notes that despite Duke University stating it would not air the call to prayer, it actually allowed it to continue as planned using a different loud speaker:

Instead of having the Muslim call to prayer broadcast from the chapel bell tower, Duke University said that Islamic students would instead gather outside of the chapel to chant their call to prayer before moving inside to continue their meeting. On Friday, approximately 100 Muslim students attended the call to prayer, which was broadcast from the chapel steps via a small speaker.


California: Suspect Arrested in Arson “Hate Crime” on Fresno Mosque is…MUSLIM

As has been reported annually, FBI Hate Crime Stats Again Show anti-Muslim Crimes Almost Non-Existent. And the ones that do exist are often perpetrated by Muslims…but blamed on Americans.

via Fresno Mosque Christmas Day Attack Turns Out Not as Police, Media, ‘Islamophobia’ Grievance Industry Expect | PJ Tatler. h/t Blazing Cat Fur

by Patrick Poole

A vandalism attack on the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on Christmas Day was immediately branded by Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer as a “hate crime,” and the “Islamophobia” grievance industry began to gear up in response. Now that a suspect has been arrested, the narrative is quickly collapsing.

This video report by KSEE24 describes the damage done to the mosque:

[Seven windows were broken and bleach was poured on an American Flag inside of the center. ]

But police announced today that the suspect arrested in the attack is 28-year-old Asif Mohammad Khan, who, according to news reports, is a Muslim who used to attend the mosque and did the attack in response to bullying by some in the mosque.


In response, Dyer has quickly had to walk back his knee-jerk “hate crime” talk.

According to the Associated Press:

In the search for a suspect, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer had said that the broken windows and bleach poured on an American flag inside the Islamic center appeared to be a hate crime. On Saturday, Dyer said that investigators interviewed Khan, and their theory has changed. “It was obviously not as we thought,” said Dyer, adding that police will let FBI agents decide whether hate-crime charges are warranted.

Khan confessed, telling officers he was upset with people at the Islamic center for talking down or bullying him, Dyer said.

Remarkably, a member of Khan’s family was allowed to speak at the police news conference to explain his supposed mental illness.

This case of premature “Islamophobia” is reminiscent of the July 2010 arson at a Marietta, Georgia, mosque that was quickly deemed by the grievance industry as a clear case of “Islamophobia” driven by “anti-Muslim” sentiment and brought demands for immediate DOJ and FBI intervention by CAIR and the other usual suspects.

Calls for widespread cultural sensitivity training, “interfaith” outreach, and candlelight vigils were all on the agenda of national Islamic organizations that held a press conference in the wake of the Marietta mosque fire…

Not much was said, however, after it turned out that the fire was set by a member of the mosque, nor were any apologies issued to the non-Muslim community that the Islamic organizations unjustly tarnished with a broad brush.

As much can be expected in this case.

He’s claiming mental illness already. Has anyone checked his immigration status? How about the preponderance of inbreeding in the family?



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