California: Mosque Uses Lawsuit to Abolish Zoning Power of Small Rural Community


We refer to this on Creeping Sharia as the “zoning jihad” and there are dozens of examples across the U.S. Read our previous coverage of the San Martin imposition here, here and here. The article below adds important additional details.

Source: American Thinker: Mosque Uses Lawsuit to Abolish Zoning Power of Small California Community

By Georgine Scott-Codiga

In a small rural area of Santa Clara County California lies a geographically unique area of land called San Martin, close to, but not of, Silicon Valley.

In 1981 the Board of Supervisors established the San Martin Planning Advisory Committee (SMPAC), the only entity of its kind in the county, to give local residents and land owners a voice in decisions affecting San Martin.  Members were appointed by the Board of Supervisors to review interim land use policies, the San Martin Water Quality Study, and to make recommendation to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on land use matters of interest to the San Martin Community.197349_5_

Special care was taken to protect these unique rural agricultural areas, rich in important resources, agriculture, mineral deposits, forests, and wildlife.  Two years later the Board adopted ‘Special Area Plans’ to its General Plan.  These policies limited overall growth and development in rural areas limiting them to non-urban low-density uses that supported the needs of the local community.  The Plan sought to minimize the demand for public services (i.e. roads, Sheriff, postal, crime, graffiti control, etc.) and the cost to the general public for providing and maintaining these undeveloped rural areas.

In 2006, the South Valley Islamic Center proposed to build Cordoba Center (Cordoba) in the San Martin planning area.  In 2011 Cordoba’s project description proposed a 5,000 sq. ft. mosque, 5,000 sq. ft. multipurpose hall, 1-2 covered patios for group picnic, bathrooms for picnic/retreat area.


The tight knit community of San Martin rallied together rejecting the project. They commented at numerous public meetings how the project was too large; unsustainable environmentally; uncharacteristic to San Martin; and that it violated the longtime ‘Local-Serving’ ordinances implemented decades earlier.  Traditional Muslim beliefs forbid non-Muslims from being buried in their cemeteries and since less than 1/10th of 1% of the local residents are Muslim, Cordoba wasn’t considered to be of a ‘Local-Serving’ nature to the community.

Cordoba’s documents were scrutinized.  Previous owners of Cordoba’s parcels had abandoned building permits due to failed percolation tests.  Decades of observations by residents attested to flooding on the property and reported reverse direction of water flow, contradicting reports in Cordoba’s documents.

Cordoba’s application was on the heels of the San Martin perchlorate contamination. The Olin Corp. had improperly dumped toxic chemicals into the soil polluting hundreds of San Martin wells, forcing residents to rely on bottled water for years, some still doing so.  This made the safety of the residents’ drinking water a priority when questioning Cordoba’s septic system and proposed ‘green’ cemetery.  Almost all of San Martin residents rely on well water as their only source of drinking water.  With no city water company or piped in water available, understandably, water is a major concern.

Muslim custom is to bury their dead directly into the ground without caskets or embalming.   “Green” or natural cemeteries started popping up in the U.S. in 2007.  A fairly recent addition, and with all neighboring entities to current green cemeteries having piped in city water available to them, there aren’t any studies on the effects of green burials (i.e, decaying bodies directly exposed to the soil) on nearby wells.  Understandably, San Martin residents, demanded studies showing Cordoba’s proposed cemetery would be safe to their drinking water.  To date, no studies have been provided.

In 2012, the County somehow excused Cordoba from obtaining an Environmental Impact Report (E.I.R.), allowing them to go forward with only a Mitigated Negative Declaration.  A Negative Declaration is a document that states upon completion of an initial study that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment.   In contrast, an E.I.R. is an informational document that informs the public agency/public of significant environmental effects of a project, possible ways to minimize them and reasonable alternatives.

Local residents, noting the County’s willful desertion of its duty to protect and enforce the ordinances enacted to preserve their ‘Special Area’, filed a lawsuit against the County and Cordoba.  The lawsuit resulted in Cordoba withdrawing its application, and executing a settlement agreement mandating it obtain an E.I.R. if they refiled.

Cordoba, apparently not willing to build anywhere else; i.e. in an urban area of the County devoid of numerous ‘Special Area’ ordinances or other restrictions on noise, traffic, septic, building design, etc., instead threatened to sue the County for violating federal RLUIPA law (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act).   Continue reading

California: Muslim immigrant from Sudan gets 30 years for trying to help ISIS


Yet another Muslim immigrant jihadist whom U.S. taxpayers will be burdened with for life. Source: Ex-college student sentenced to 30 years for trying to help ISIS

A former California college student was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for trying to aid the Islamic State group.

Muhanad Badawi, 25, was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release during a hearing in federal court in Santa Ana. He was convicted earlier this year of conspiracy to aid a foreign terrorist organization and other crimes.

Authorities said Badawi and now-25-year-old Nader Elhuzayel concocted a scheme for Elhuzayel to fly to the Middle East to fight for the Islamic State and that Badawi lent him his debit card to buy a one-way plane ticket to Israel with a six-hour layover in Turkey.

The men, who were arrested last year, shared their support for the Islamic State in conversation and on social media. In recorded conversations, the pair discussed how it would be a blessing “to die in the battlefield,” the U.S. attorney’s office said.

“The significant sentence the defendant received illustrates the gravity of this crime and the threat the defendants posed to the United States,” Deirdre Fike, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, said in a statement.

Federal authorities had asked for the 30-year sentence for Badawi with lifetime supervised release, which is the same sentence that Elhuzayel received last month from U.S. District Judge David O. Carter.

Defense attorney Kate Corrigan, who has said Badawi never actually intended to fight for the Islamic State, had requested half the amount of prison time and 20 years of supervision.

She cited his lack of criminal history and age and said she planned to appeal the sentence.

“The real message from today’s hearing is that anyone who thinks they want to support ISIS or even dabble in its rhetoric better be ready to serve a lot of time in prison,” she wrote in an email.

Badawi was born in Sudan but moved to the United States as a child and lived in Orange County, where he studied engineering, Corrigan said.

While in custody, he stopped eating and dropped from 140 to 109 pounds before a judge ordered him force-fed last December.


California Passes Bill Giving Muslims Special Protections (aka Sharia Law)

Muslims supremacists have again succeeding in elevating themselves above all others in America. Just like in Kansas City and New York. Plague-like.

Taxpayers will fund this effort. Source: California Gov. Signs Law to Address Muslim, Sikh, South Asian American Bullying – NBC News

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed new legislation last week aimed at giving students a safer school environment, according to his office.

Bill AB-2845, also known as the “Safe Place to Learn Act,” seeks to address bullying of South Asian, Muslim-, and Sikh-American students as well as those mistaken to belong to those groups by providing school staff with school-site and community resources as well as require the superintendent of public instruction to publish anti-bullying resources related to religious and perceived religious affiliation on its website, according to Asian-Americans Advancing Justice — California (AAAJ-CA), one of the organizations behind the law.

The law was sponsored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-37) and developed in collaboration with The Sikh Coalition, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), AAAJ-CA, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“This is a landmark bill for California that will curb bullying and discrimination in the classroom,” Harjit Kaur, community development manager for The Sikh Coalition, told NBC News. “AB 2845 ensures the right of every child to practice his/her faith freely in public schools. We look forward to implementing this bill and engaging with communities and schools across California to address bullying and discrimination in the classroom.”

The bill passed unanimously in the California Assembly 79 to 0 and passed 34 to 3 in the California Senate.

Comment from the terrorist-named Muslim organization CAIR removed.

Suffice it to say they dragged along (or propped up) the Sikhs, whom would normally be a target of jihadists outside the US just like all other non-Muslims.

American students – if you question Islam, speak ill of Islam or are merely accused of looking at a Muslim funny – you will go to jail in California. That is sharia law.


California: Muslim slams car into veteran, says ‘did it on purpose, in the name of Allah’

The jihad is relentless. It’s going to get much worse. Your children and theirs will be the victims. Source: Fresno veteran says terrorists crashed into him at 100 mph | KMPH

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) —A Fresno man believes he was the victim of a terrorist attack, right here on the roadways in California.

Now, he wants the guy who he says attacked him off the streets so he doesn’t hurt anyone else.Scott Alcala was driving to San Jose to play golf with his father, when he says he was hit by another car.Witnesses say a car going extremely fast swerved into Alcala, causing him to fish tail and cross into oncoming traffic.

Alcala said, “I saw the suburban coming right at me about to T-bone right into the driver door and I thought that was it. A second later I turned my head and just smashed into the barrier.”

Alcala says he and the other driver were miraculously able to get out of their cars without hitting anyone else.

Alcala said, “The off-duty police officer went to talk to the other driver in his vehicle and he said, ‘Are you alright? That was way too fast,’ and (the driver) said ‘I did it on purpose. It was in the name of Allah.'”

The police report says driver Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin told police the collision was caused by Donald Trump’s improper treatment of minorities, and by Allah and other people’s lack of faith in him. Fakhraldin estimated his speed was 200 miles per hour. He also told police he caused the crash by using psychic / telekinetic powers to control the steering. The officer at the scene said the driver showed apathy and neglected interest.

Alcala said, “There was no remorse. He just went back to his car nonchalant, pulled out a water bottle and just posted up.”

Police haven’t specified if this was an act of terrorism but Alcala thinks it was.

Alcala said, “He was just trying to target as many people as he could. He was just trying to cause a pile up. It wasn’t me personally. It was as if someone were to throw a bomb in the middle of downtown, its no different, it’s the same thinking.”

Alcala is a veteran who fought overseas in the war on terror. He says seeing stuff like this happening now right here in the U.S., makes him feel like he’s back in a war zone all over again.

Alcala said, “Coming back from Afghanistan, thinking I’m on home soil I’m safe now… just shouldn’t have to worry about something like that you know.”


California: Palestinian Muslim who ‘wanted to die a martyr’ gets 30 years

“What is striking to this court is the fact you were willing to die,” [Judge] Carter said.

It’s more striking that fifteen years after 9/11 and thousands more killed or injured by Muslims since then, including many Americans, that the judge is struck by that fact – laid out in the Koran.

Nader Salem Elhuzayel, left and fellow Muslim terrorist

Nader Salem Elhuzayel, left and fellow Muslim terrorist

Source: Anaheim man who tried to join ISIS gets 30 years in prison – The Orange County Register

SANTA ANA – An Anaheim man who tried to fly out of the country to join the Islamic State was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for conspiring to aid the foreign terrorist group.

Nader Salem Elhuzayel, who was also convicted of running a banking scheme to bankroll his planned trip to the Middle East, looked down, stretched and then glanced at his family as U.S. District Judge David O. Carter handed down his sentence at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana.

“There is no remorse,” Carter said of Elhuzayel. “There is just death and destruction.”

The judge particularly noted Elhuzayel’s apparent aim to become a martyr. Even after his prison sentence, the judge ordered that Elhuzayel must remain on supervised release for the rest of his life.

“What is striking to this court is the fact you were willing to die,” Carter said.

Elhuzayel’s family reacted with disbelief to the judge’s decision. His mother, Falak, exclaimed “there is no justice in this country, no justice whatsoever” as she left the courtroom.

“He is a peace-loving human being,” said Nader Elhuzayel’s father, Salem, outside the courtroom. “We experienced a miscarriage of justice.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Judith Heinz painted a much darker picture of Elhuzayel’s actions during her comments before the judge.

“The seriousness of these offenses cannot be overstated,” she said of Elhuzayel’s support of the Islamic State. “It is the most lethal, it is the most brutal, it is the most heinous organization on the face of the earth.” Continue reading

Anaheim: “Tens of thousands” of Muslims turn Angel Stadium into giant mosque (video)

A man is restrained by fellow Muslims after being provoked by a group of protesters denouncing Islam after Eid al-Adha prayers in Anaheim on Monday, September 12, 2016. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register)

A Muslim is restrained by fellow Muslims from attacking non-Muslims in Anaheim on Monday, September 12, 2016. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register)

One day after 9/11. Source: Thousands gather at Angel Stadium to celebrate Islamic holiday of Eid-al-Adha – The Orange County Register

Tens of thousands of Muslims gathered in the parking lot of Angel Stadium on Monday morning for prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

The event was organized by the four largest mosques in Orange County – the Islamic Center of Irvine, the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove, and the Islamic Institute of Orange County and West Coast Islamic Society, both in Anaheim.

Organizers had expected about 15,000 people, but attendance far exceeded that number, they said. The prayers were held outdoors in a fenced-off area of the stadium’s parking lot.

“We had two services, and many people ended up praying outside the fence because there was no room,” said Nicole Bovey Alhakawati, spokeswoman for the Islamic Institute of Orange County.

The prayers and celebrations were marred by four protesters in the parking lot who carried signs disparaging the Prophet Muhammad, held up Bibles and yelled out to attendees.

Eid al-Adha is one of two major Islamic holidays. It celebrates the culmination of the annual pilgrimage, or hajj, which brings together millions of Muslims in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The holiday and pilgrimage are a commemoration of the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice in obedience to God.

On this day, Muslims sacrifice sheep as a symbol of Abraham’s surrender to God. They celebrate by performing morning prayer services, exchanging gifts, and visiting friends and family.

Alhakawati said protesters come every year to the event but were much louder and disruptive this year.

Khalil Hamidi, who was at the prayers with his family, including his 11-year-old niece, said the protesters were yelling obscenities in front of young children.

“They were yelling out hateful things and holding Bibles,” he said. “I have many close friends who are Christians. What these people did today was not Christian.”

There was some pushing and shoving between the protesters and the attendees, Hamidi said. The mosques organizing the prayers had rented the space for a private event, he said.

Anaheim police officers who responded to reports of the incident dispersed the crowds in an orderly manner and made no arrests, Sgt. Daron Wyatt said.

“There was some verbal bantering between the groups,” he said. “But it didn’t get physical or out of hand.”

The protesters were in the parking lot, which is open to the public, he said.

“Everyone needs to understand we have religious freedom and everyone is allowed to air their viewpoints,” he said. “It just needs to be done in a peaceful manner without violence.”

Translated: Muslims need to understand. But Muslim settlers in the United States don’t care about our kufr laws.

That said, for all the “tens of thousands” who attended including media, we couldn’t find any images or videos anywhere online with more the 10-20 people in them. We did find the video below that contradicts what DEEPA BHARATH and his/her photographer presented to readers.

Our Muslim neighbors chant the murderous rally cry, Allah Akbar as they attempt to take out Ruben Israel. The video ends with an angry Muslim telling his comrades, ” I am ashamed to be a Muslim.” He also called them cowards as they refused to carry out a attack on Ruben Israel.

Remember, Anaheim has now officially recognized the area as “Little Arabia.”

San Diego: Man pleads guilty to lying about jihadist brother

…who was killed waging jihad.


Dead jihadi aka “Duale ThaslaveofAllah”

An update on this post almost a year to the day, via Source: San Diego man pleads guilty to lying about jihadist brother –

A San Diego man pleaded guilty Monday to lying during a terrorism investigation of his brother, who was killed while fighting for the Islamic State in Syria.

Marchello McCain, 34, acknowledged in a plea agreement that he supplied the FBI with false information about his brother’s plans to be a jihadist in Syria and the financing for his brother’s overseas trip, federal prosecutors said.

McCain faces up to eight years in federal prison when he is sentenced in December.

“Lying during a terrorism investigation is a very serious crime because the security of our nation and citizens is at stake,” U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said in a statement. “This case is particularly important because it involves … a brutal foreign terrorist organization that threatens to induce our youth into committing violence against foreigners and U.S. citizens alike.”

But, but, he “reverted to Islam” almost ten years before ISIS even existed. The names may change but the root is still the same: Islam.

McCain’s brother, Douglas McCain, 33, was reportedly killed in 2014 while fighting with the Islamic State, the extremist group trying to overthrow the government of President Bashar Assad. He was believed to be the first American jihadist with the group to die there.

The San Diego man traveled to Syria to follow his basketball buddy from Minneapolis into the terrorism fight.

Marchello McCain pleaded guilty to making false statements involving international terrorism. He had denied knowing that his brother planned to fight for the terrorist group and told the FBI that he thought his brother was going to Turkey to play music and teach English.

In his plea agreement, McCain acknowledged that he allowed his brother to use a debit/credit card belonging to McCain’s wife to buy airline tickets to Turkey and put money to cover the purchase into his wife’s account.

McCain’s brother left the United States in March 2014 and five months later was reported killed fighting against the Free Syrian Army.

In 2005, Marchello McCain was convicted of shooting at two people in Minnesota. This January, he pleaded guilty to six counts of being a felon in possession of guns, ammunition and body armor.

In that plea agreement, McCain acknowledged that about three weeks before his brother departed, the two went to a San Diego gun range and shot weapons that included a semi-automatic-style rifle and a shotgun, federal prosecutors said.

More on the now dead brother and so-called Homegrown terrorist, aka “Duale ThaslaveofAllah”:

McCain was born in Illinois, but grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He graduated from high school in New Hope, a Minneapolis suburb, in 1991.

Eventually, McCain moved to San Diego. He attended a mosque in the area and worked at a Somali restaurant.

He began writing about his faith on his social media profiles. His Twitter bio read “Its Islam over everything,” and a tweet from May explained he “reverted to Islam 10 years ago and I must say In sha Allah I will never look back the best thing that ever happen to me.” On Facebook, he called himself “Duale ThaslaveofAllah.”

He grew up in a terrorist hotspot in Minnesota, relocated to another terror hotspot in San Diego, attended a mosque, worked at a Somali restaurant and they say he was homegrown? Is it any wonder we’re losing this battle?

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