California: Muslim arrested in online threat to UC Santa Cruz

via Man arrested in online threat to UC Santa Cruz.

SANTA CRUZ >> A 25-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested Wednesday in an online threat of an explosion at UC Santa Cruz, UCSC police said.

There was no explosion, but the post “referenced creating explosives, homicide, suicide and a past university shooting,” said UCSC Police Chief Nader Oweis.

The man is not a UCSC student and made the remarks anonymously online, Oweis said. Oweis said police take such reports “very seriously and investigates them to their fullest extent.”

About 7 p.m. Wednesday, a father of a UCSC student spotted the post and reported it to police, Oweis said.

Authorities tracked the post to Ayman Kareem Hawari on the 600 block of Pacific Avenue, according to Oweis and jail records. Hawari was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats and resisting arrest, Oweis said.

Hawari was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail after midnight, Oweis said. Officers have not found a connection between him and the university, Oweis said.

“The post didn’t target any individuals, though it included general threats against two campus colleges, Oakes and Porter,” Oweis said.

Other people also contacted police with concerns about the online post, Oweis said. Police have not yet said on which website it appeared.

 

California: Trial for 2 Muslims Who ‘Wanted to Die Martyrs’ Delayed Another Year

via June trial date set for two alleged ISIS supporters from Anaheim – The Orange County Register.

SANTA ANA – The federal trial for two Anaheim men accused of sympathizing with ISIS has been delayed for almost a year, as prosecutors continue to determine what evidence can be turned over to defense attorneys.

Nader Salem Elhuzayel and Muhanad Badawi, both 24, appeared for a brief hearing Monday afternoon in the Santa Ana courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter. The two previously denied that they had tried to provide support to the terrorist group.

Both men signed paperwork Monday agreeing to push back their trial to June 7, 2016. With prosecutors intending to use evidence gleaned from electronic surveillance gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, attorneys will spend the interim time determining exactly what evidence is classified, and what can be used during the trial.

Prosecutors allege that Elhuzayel was attempting to join ISIS, while Badawi allegedly gave his friend money to purchase a plane ticket to Turkey. Authorities have released information gathered by FBI agents, including alleged social media postings and recorded conversations, in which the two men appeared to voice support for ISIS.


Previous post on the Palestinian and Sudanese jihad wannabes: Anaheim: Two (more) Muslims Arrested Trying to Join Islamic Terror Group, Wanted to Die Martyrs.

Islamist Influence in Hollywood

Islamists are Muslims. They want sharia. They defend it. They defend jihad. They are politicians and lobbyists for Islam. They pave the way for jihad and sharia.

via Islamist Influence in Hollywood | Human Events.

Americans are clearly alarmed about Islamic terrorists who are encouraging and spreading violence across the globe, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as relentlessly threatening violence to the United States. So readers might be surprised to learn that organizations which sympathize and associate with jihadists are yielded a major say over what the film industry says about Islam and Muslims.

Hollywood, for instance, regularly capitulates to The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on how to portray Muslims, even though many in CAIR’s leadership are sympathetic to Islamic terrorists. As Steve Pomerantz, the FBI’s former Chief of Counterterrorism, has bluntly stated: “CAIR, its leaders, and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.”

CAIR’s connection to the Holy Land Foundation is central to this assessment. On May 27, 2009, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) and five of its leaders on convictions of providing material support to Hamas, an Islamic terrorist group whose charter vows to obliterate the State of Israel through violence. CAIR was labeled an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the HLF trial, the largest terrorist financing trial in the history of the United States.

Additionally, several of CAIR’s former leaders are now in jail on terror-related convictions. Moreover, virtually all of CAIR’s leadership supports Hamas and Hezbollah, both of which are United States – designated terrorist organizations. Nevertheless, CAIR is actively instructing Hollywood on how to depict Islam and Muslims.

Nihad Awad, Founding Member of CAIR and current Executive Director of CAIR National, boasts that he has successfully negotiated with Hollywood to combat “negative stereotypes of Muslims.” In a 2010 speech, Awad made the inaccurate claim that one Hollywood company created in the prior three decades 800 films that presented Muslims from “an Israeli point of view.” In fact, no Hollywood company can be found to have created that many films of any type.

Here are some examples of CAIR’s successes in Hollywood: Continue reading

California: Muslim Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS, Lying on Passport

Image of jihad-wannabe in court – not the baby-faced images from his childhood floating around the media

via California Resident Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIL and Making False Statements | OPA | Department of Justice.

Adam Dandach, 21, of Orange, California, pleaded guilty today to a two-count second superseding information charging him with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and making a false statement in a passport application.

The guilty plea was announced today by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker of the Central District of California and Assistant Director in Charge David Bowdich of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. Dandach pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James V. Selna of the Central District of California.

Dandach admitted, pursuant to court documents, that beginning in approximately November 2013 and continuing until July 2, 2014, he attempted to travel to Syria to join ISIL with the purpose of providing material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization.  He further admitted that he knew that ISIL was a designated foreign terrorist organization that engaged in terrorist activity and terrorism.

According to court documents, on July 1, 2014, Dandach purchased a ticket to fly from Santa Ana, California, to Istanbul.  The FBI intercepted Dandach at the John Wayne International Airport the following day.  Dandach told FBI special agents that his ultimate destination was Syria and that he intended to pledge allegiance to ISIL’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  He explained that he wished to live under the control of ISIL and intended to undergo weapons training.

Dandach also admitted that he made a false statement in a passport application, namely that he had lost his previous passport.  In fact, a family member had taken Dandach’s passport from him during the previous year when he expressed an interest in traveling to Syria.

Dandach faces a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years for providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years for making a false statement in a passport application.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11, 2016.


Previous post here.

 

UC Berkeley students: Chattanooga jihad justified, nothing to do with Islam

Muslim: “There are legitimate targets everywhere.” (that means all Americans)

With people like those in the video becoming a majority in the coming decades, along with unfettered mass immigration, the future for America is very dim.via Berkeley students: Chattanooga shooting justified, racist to call shooter Muslim – Examiner.com. h/t TROP

In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, students at the University of California in Berkeley told filmmaker Ami Horowitz that the shooting at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, recruiting station was “legitimate.” Moreover, students said that referring to the shooter as a Muslim is racist.

“The attack in Chattanooga, was that a little more legitimate because they were soldiers?” Horowitz asked. Students he asked said yes and explained why.

“Some people would say that a military installation or institution, even including recruiting centers, that is a legitimate military target,” one student said. The man went on to say that “some people” would consider the 9/11 terror attacks to also be legitimate. Some 3,000 people died in the attacks that took down the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

“If you get caught with your pants down it’s unfortunate,” another student said. His female companion agreed, adding, “Yep – I feel like they put themselves in that situation – they know what they’re getting themselves into.”

“If a man is in a U.S. military army uniform….police officer, if they can drone me that’s a legitimate target, he’s asking for it,” said a third student. “There are legitimate targets everywhere,” a Muslim student remarked.

The students interviewed expressed absolutely no remorse for the five service members killed in the attack. Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson said they were “quick” to defend against allegations that Islam played a role. The shooter, identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was texting Islamic verses to friends hours before the shooting, Watson added. One message read: “This life is short and bitter and the opportunity to submit to Allah may pass you by.”

But students dismissed any notion that Islam played a role. “You cannot blame the religion for that,” one person said. Another said Christians commit just as many attacks. When pressed, both were unable to cite a single attack by a Christian. One student mentioned the Crusades, conflicts that were over long before the United States came into existence.

“When a newscaster says a terrorist attack happened, and the guy was Muslim, is that racist?” Horowitz asked. All of the students in the video said yes, despite the fact that “Islam” is not a race.

“I have to admit, this is one of the first times that I thought the students would never go this far,” Horowitz said. “I guess I was wrong. There is truly no limit to their anti-American sentiments.”

 

Abercrombie & Fitch forced to pay $25,000 to Muslim litigation jihadist

She’s a culture jihadist too…as many Muslims are, working to change American culture to be more Islamic. via Abercrombie & Fitch pays $25,000 to settle headscarf lawsuit 

Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to pay approximately $25,000 to a woman who was denied a job because she wore a Muslim headscarf during her interview.

The settlement follows a June Supreme Court ruling saying that the popular clothing chain was required to offer an accommodation to employees who wear headscarves for religious reasons, regardless of whether or not they ask specifically in advance.

Abercrombie defended its “look policy” during oral arguments, saying that questioning an applicant about religious beliefs was overly personal and the burden of seeking a religious accommodation under Title VII on the 1964 Civil Rights Act should have fallen on the applicant.

Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in the 8-1 decision, said that “an applicant need only show that his need for an accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer’s decision” for it to be unlawful.

“An employer may not make an applicant’s religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in employment decisions,” Scalia added.

Reuters reported that on Monday the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, pursuant with the Supreme Court’s decision, dismissed the retailer’s appeal.

Abercrombie & Fitch amended its “look policy” before the court’s decision to allow employees to wear headscarves.

 

California: Pakistani consul general accused in sexual harassment, kickbacks

via Pakistani consul general in US embarrasses his country. h/t TROP

An investigation is underway against the new consular general (CG) in Los Angeles, Hamid Asghar Khan.

The investigation comes after months of complaints by the Pakistani community in Los Angeles to Pakistani Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jillani and senior political figures in Pakistan, including Sartaj Aziz and Aizaz Chaudry. The investigation is being carried out after reports were filed by numerous individuals that included allegations of sexual harassment. Women at the office in Los Angeles and the Pakistani American community have alleged Khan repeatedly propositioned them and made untoward sexual suggestions.

Sexual misconduct: It was reported that Khan hired the services of escort agencies during his time serving at the Pakistan Embassy in London. It has also been alleged that he asked several prominent Pakistani American businessmen for financial rewards. The businessmen reported that they were told by Khan that in order for them to bring much needed investment to Pakistan they would be required to give a payment or “kick back” to him. His business interests with Pakistani American city council member of small town in Southern California Ali Sajjad are also under investigation.

 

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