New York: bin Laden aide guilty in US embassy bombings that killed 224, incl 12 Americans

via Bin Laden aide found guilty in ’98 US embassy bombings | New York Post.

A one-time al Qaeda chieftain and aide of Osama bin Laden was found guilty Thursday of conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa.

Khaled al-Fawwaz was convicted on four counts of conspiracy by an anonymous Manhattan federal court jury for his role in the attacks that killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.

He led an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in the early 1990s and later served as bin Laden’s spokesman in London.

Wearing a white cloak and skullcap, al-Fawwaz was expressionless as the forewoman announced the verdict.

Before being led out of the courtroom, he smiled at his lawyer.

Judge Lewis Kaplan praised the jury following the verdict.

“All persons of this country owe you a debt of gratitude,” he said, calling the case “hard fought” and adding, “There is no doubt the defendant has received a fair trial.”

In a statement following the verdict, US Attorney Preet Bharara said, “As a unanimous jury has found, for nearly a decade, Khaled al-Fawwaz played a critical role for al Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America.”

Al-Fawwaz’s lawyer Bobbi Sternheim said outside the courtroom that she was “disappointed.”

“Trying a pre-9/11 terrorism case in a post-9/11 era within blocks from the World Trade Center ensured that Mr. al-Fawwaz could never receive a truly fair trial by a truly impartial jury.”

Al-Fawwaz “operated at the very heart of this conspiracy,” Assistant US Attorney Sean Buckley said in his closing argument.

The trial also showcased al Qaeda in its infancy, when its members numbered in the hundreds and it plotted terrorist attacks that eventually drew the attention of criminal investigators a world away.

Witnesses included an American former al Qaeda member who said bin Laden asked him in 1995 to kill Egypt’s president by ramming the president’s plane with bin Laden’s in midair. The New York Police Department’s counterterrorism and intelligence chief, John Miller, testified about meeting al-Fawwaz in London in 1998, when Miller was a TV news correspondent.

An al Qaeda roster of original members lists bin Laden first and al-Fawwaz ninth, and 18 copies of bin Laden’s 1996 declaration of war — signed by bin Laden — were found in al-Fawwaz’s London apartment, prosecutors said. US special forces found the roster in an al Qaeda leader’s home after the Sept. 11 attacks, the government said.

Al-Fawwaz made sure bin Laden’s declaration of war reached the world by communicating with the media and helping translate bin Laden’s words for multiple audiences, prosecutors said.

“Murderous words lead to murderous action,” Assistant US Attorney Nicholas Lewin told jurors.

Al-Fawwaz did not testify. Arrested in London in 1998, he was extradited from Great Britain in 2012.

New York juries have convicted five other people in the embassy attacks. Al-Fawwaz had been scheduled to stand trial with a co-defendant, Abu Anas al-Libi, but he died last month after a long illness.


He’ll get to preach jihad at U.S. taxpayer expense to a new generation of Muslim terrorists who will be set free on American streets.

 

Minnesota: Somali refugees stressing state’s welfare programs, becoming haven for Islamic terrorists

via Islamist terror groups target Minnesota Somali refugees drawn by state’s welfare programs – Washington Times.

The State Department has helped to relocate tens of thousands of refugees from the war-torn African nation of Somalia to Minnesota, where they can take advantage of some of America’s most generous welfare and charity programs.

But the effort is having the unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state’s safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.

Most of that paragraph is a fallacy. It’s not an unintended consequence. Anyone and everyone who played a part in planning the importation of uneducated, non-English speaking Muslims – often with four, five, ten kids – from Africa to one of the coldest places in America knew damn well they would be living on welfare for the rest of their lives. That holds true during Clinton’s influx of America-hating Somali Muslims to today.

It is true those Somalis are stressing the state’s budget, but that is not what’s creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamic terror groups. Refugee resettlement itself, coupled with high birth rates is creating a large pool of Muslims. If poverty were the overriding factor, ISIS would recruit in all poor communities. But it’s only happening in Muslim enclaves because waging jihad is purely a Muslim construct. It is part and parcel to Islamic ideology.

In the fiscal year that ended in September, Minnesota welcomed 1,118 Somali refugees arriving directly from Africa, most of them without family ties to the state, according to State Department statistics.

Overall, more than 30,000 Somalis live in the midwestern state comprising the nation’s largest concentration of Somali immigrants, according to U.S. Census data.

RRW provided more statistics:

From February 1, 2005 to February 1, 2015 we brought a total of 64,332 Somalis to the US

And, the State Dept. numbers appear low:

we are bringing in over 800 Somali refugees a month right now

Back to the article.

Many of the refugees settle near the Twin Cities, with Minneapolis being dubbed “Little Mogadishu” after the capital of Somalia.

This population is also being targeted by Islamist terror organizations like the Islamic State and al-Shabab, a Somalia-based group with links to al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.

Targeting takes place in the mosques, in the hawalas and all over the sharia ghettos. By the way, how do all these unemployed Somalis access social media?

Among Minnesota-based Somali-Americans, American converts to Islam or Somali refugees, there have been numerous convictions for various levels of collaboration with Islamist terror groups, plus reports of fighting with al-Shabab or other Islamist groups.

Since 2008, as many as 40 men from Minneapolis have joined Islamist groups after being pulled in by jihadists through social media, federal officials say.

Blame it on the social media. How where jihadists recruited for the 1,400 years prior to the advent of social media?

Overall, the number of Somalis resettled in the state has more than tripled in four years, according to State Department statistics. And with the surge in refugees comes more of a risk to the community, radicalization experts say.


The solution is not more taxpayer funded programs for non-assimilating Muslims. Nor is it jobs. Nor is it more Muslim immigration. Minnesotan’s should be irate and rioting in the streets over the transformation and eventual destruction of their fine cities.

The solution is banning immigration of Muslims, offering them financial incentives to leave and never return, and deporting those – including relatives – with ties to Islamic terror. Put their skin in the game and stop blaming Americans. Before it’s too late.

 

Brooklyn: Three Muslim Immigrants Charged with Attempt and Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIS

More Muslim immigrants, more terror. Ban them. via FBI — Three Brooklyn Residents Charged with Attempt and Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIL.

February 25, 2015

Earlier today, a criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. The initial appearances of Juraboev and Saidakhmetov are scheduled for later today before United States Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. Habibov’s initial appearance will be held later today at the U.S. Courthouse, 300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida.

As alleged in the complaint, Juraboev first came to the attention of law enforcement in August 2014 after he made a posting on an Uzbek-language website that propagates ISIL’s ideology. The investigation subsequently revealed that Juraboev and Saidakhmetov devised a plan to travel to Turkey and then to Syria for the purpose of waging jihad on behalf of ISIL. Saidakhmetov, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested early this morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey. Juraboev, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan, had previously purchased a plane ticket to travel from New York to Istanbul and was scheduled to leave the United States next month. Habibov, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan, helped fund Saidakhmetov’s efforts to join ISIL.

As alleged in the complaint, Juraboev was also prepared to engage in an act of terrorism in the United States if ordered to do so by ISIL, and Saidakhmetov intended to commit such an act if unable to travel abroad to join ISIL. In the August 2014 posting on the website that propagates ISIL’s ideology, Juraboev offered to kill the President of the United States if ordered to do so by ISIL. More recently, Saidakhmetov expressed his intent to buy a machine gun and shoot police officers and FBI agents if thwarted in his plan to join ISIL in Syria.

“The flow of foreign fighters to Syria represents an evolving threat to our country and to our allies,” stated United States Attorney Lynch. “As alleged in the complaint, two of the defendants in this case sought to travel to Syria to join ISIL but were also prepared to wage violent jihad here in the United States. A third defendant allegedly provided financial assistance and encouragement. We will vigorously prosecute those who attempt to travel to Syria to wage violent jihad on behalf of ISIL and those who support them. Anyone who threatens our citizens and our allies, here or abroad, will face the full force of American justice.” Ms. Lynch extended her grateful appreciation to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, which comprises a large number of federal, state, and local agencies from the region.

“As alleged, the defendants looked to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by flying to Turkey in a vain attempt to evade detection. And one of the defendants was prepared to commit acts of terror here—in America—if he could not travel, to include killing FBI agents. The defendants violated the true tenants of their faith in pursuit of their radical, violent agenda. We rely on help from the community, the public, and religious leaders to be mindful of those who could be radicalized. We cannot do this alone,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Rodriguez.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The charges in the complaint are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Defendants:

ABDURASUL HASANOVICH JURABOEV
Age: 24
Nationality: Uzbeki

AKHROR SAIDAKHMETOV
Age: 19
Nationality: Kazakh

ABROR HABIBOV
Age: 30
Nationality: Uzbeki


The three have something more in common than their names starting with A and ending in v. 

 

Iranian American: ‘Sharia Law Is Here in the U.S.’

via Iranian American: ‘Sharia Law Is Here in the U.S.’ | CNS News.

Iranian American Lisa Daftari, an investigative journalist and contributor to Fox News, said on Friday that Sharia law is being followed by practitioners of radical Islam right here in the United States, even if many Americans think of the human rights abuses towards women by these practitioners as something that only takes place in the Middle East and Africa.

“And some might ask why should Americans care about what goes on in those countries?” asked Daftar, whose family fled Iran during the 1979 revolution that overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and established an Islamic state in the country. “How about tolerance for other practices; respect for Sharia law – the cultural and religious differences?

“Well the answer is it’s not just contained to that part of the world,” Daftari said. “It’s here.

“It’s in Europe. It’s in our cities. It’s in our places of work. It’s in our schools,” Daftari said. “Yes, Sharia law is here in the U.S., and this too is a war on women.”

Daftari, who spoke at the Conservative Women’s Network at the Heritage Foundation, focused her remarks on what she said is “the real war on women,” including “honor killings” that have taken place in the United States.

“Every year, about 26 women are killed in the U.S. by a relative in the name of family honor,” Daftari said.

She cited two such killings. On Jan. 1, 2008, a man shot his two teenage daughters, Amina and Sarah Said.

“It later came to light that these murders were premeditated as honor killings as retribution for [Amina] rejecting an arranged marriage to a man in Egypt,” Daftari said.

In an essay written in September 2014, Amina’s boyfriend, Joseph Moreno, said the couple hoped to marry and that the father has never been arrested and his whereabouts are unknown.

“In 2011 an Arizona judge sentenced an Iraqi man to more than 34 years in prison, Daftari said. “He ran over his 20-year-old daughter because he claimed she’d become too westernized.”

Faleh Hassan Al-Maleki was found guilty in the killing of his daughter Noor, according to an article posted on AZCentral.com.

Daftari said radical Islam is also being promoted by Muslim groups on college campuses in the U.S., based on her investigative reporting on the phenomenon.

Daftari cited other examples of human rights abuses against women around the globe that she said represent “the real war on women.”


Check the archives here for examples of sharia in your state by using the “Select Category” drop in the upper right part of the page.

Ohio: Muslim Arrested for Supporting Terrorism, Money Laundering for Jihad

via Developing: Columbus Man Arrested for Supporting Terrorism – WSYX

 A 23-year-old West Columbus man is now facing terrorism-related charges. Abdirahman Mohamud was indicted on charges of soliciting or providing support for act or terrorism, and money laundering in support of terrorism.

Mohamud was arrested at his home on Dunlane Court Saturday. He is scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning.

The prosecutor’s office says Mohamud is a US citizen.

In a motion filed Tuesday, the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office is requesting a $2.5million bond.

In a release, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Gibson has been working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI, and US Attorney’s Office for the past week on the case.


Is the terrorist out of jail already?

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, was handed a $1,005,000 bond after he pleaded not guilty to charges of helping terrorist in a Franklin County court room Wednesday.

Mohamud was also ordered by the judge not to leave Franklin County, he had to surrender his travel documents and was not to have internet access.

Chicago: Muslim student arrested after sexually assaulting woman ‘Fifty Shades’ style

Fifty shades of sharia. via Sex assault charges tied to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie – Chicago Tribune.

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A University of Illinois at Chicago student leader has been charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female student in what Cook County prosecutors say was a re-enactment of scenes from the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Freshman Mohammad Hossain, 19, appeared shocked after a Cook County judge set his bail at $500,000, walking back to the lockup with his mouth wide open.

The judge was taken aback after Hossain’s lawyer, assistant Cook County public defender Sandra Bennewitz, said Hossain had been involved with several UIC leadership programs, was a student ambassador to the alumni association and was on the triathlon team.

“Sandra, how can someone involved in all that let a movie persuade him to do something like this?” asked Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr.

“He would say that it was consensual,” she replied.

Prosecutors said Hossain and the woman went to Hossain’s dorm room about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The two had “previously been intimate” but were not dating, said Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr.

Once inside his dorm, in the 900 block of West Harrison Street, Hossain allegedly asked the woman to remove her clothing and she did, keeping on her bra and underwear, Karr said. He then bound her hands above her head and to a bed with a belt, used another belt to bind her legs and stuffed a necktie into her mouth, Karr said.

Hossain used a knit cap to cover the woman’s eyes, Karr said, and removed the woman’s bra and underwear. He then began striking the woman with a belt. After hitting her several times, the woman told Hossain he was hurting her, told him to stop “and began shaking her head and crying,” said Karr.

Hossain continued striking the woman — including with his fists, according to an arrest report — and she managed to get one arm, and then another, free. But he then held her arms behind her back and sexually assaulted her as she continued to plead for him to stop, according to Karr.

Hossain’s roommate came home soon after the assault and, prosecutors said, Hossain held the door shut to prevent him from entering. The woman then left and told another person what happened, then called police.

Police arrested Hossain later that night in another dorm building in the 700 block of South Halsted Street, according to an arrest report. He was interviewed by UIC detectives and, according to Karr, admitted assaulting the woman and “doing something wrong.” He allegedly told police he and the woman were re-enacting scenes from “Fifty Shades of Grey.”


More: Answering Muslims has filled in where the media has failed, via Muslim Student Mohammad Hossain Arrested for Torturing Woman in “Fifty Shades of Grey” Re-Enactment at University of Illinois:

At 5:30 PM on Saturday, Mohammad Hossain arrived at his dorm room with a female student, whom he proceeded to torture and sexually assault. Later that evening, he posted on Facebook that he was “finally satisfied.”
Mohammad Hossain 2

Hossain doesn’t post much on Facebook, but it’s clear from his “likes” that he considers himself a Muslim.

Mohammad Hossain 4

He also “likes” Reza Aslan, Russell Brand, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and he’s vocal about “Islamophobia”…


More at the link.

 

UK: First Muslim woman in Cabinet gave official roles to terror-linked Muslims

 

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via ‘Baroness Warsi gave official roles to people with links to extremist groups’ – The Express Tribune. h/t EuropeNews.

Baroness Warsi, the first Muslim woman to sit in United Kingdom’s Cabinet, handed official posts to people linked to militant and radical groups, including a man involved in an “unpleasant and bullying” campaign to win planning permission for the controversial London ‘megamosque’ proposed by a fundamentalist Islamic sect, the Telegraph reported.

Fiyaz Mughal — a former member of the cross-Government working group on anti-Muslim hatred” set up by Lady Warsi and Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister – told The Telegraph that he had resigned in protest at the group’s activities.

“I was deeply concerned about the kinds of groups some of the members had connections with, and some of the groups they were recommending be brought into government,” said Mughal, who is head of Tell Mama, the British national organisation for monitoring anti-Muslim attacks.

“The working group was Sayeeda [Warsi]’s personal project and she was responsible for the appointments. There was very little transparency about who was put on,” said another member of the working group.

The Telegraph reported that some members of the group are using their seats at the table to urge that Whitehall work with extremist-linked bodies, including one described by the Prime Minister as a “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood”. Some are also pressing to lift bans on foreign hate preachers from entering Britain, including Zakir Naik, who has stated that “every Muslim should be a terrorist”.

The working group, set up in 2012, has continued after Lady Warsi’s resignation last summer in protest at the Government’s “morally indefensible” policy on the Gaza crisis.

One of its most prominent non-government members is Muddassar Ahmed, a former senior activist in the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC), an extremist and anti-Semitic militant body which is banned from many universities as a hate group.


Submission to allah by default is membership in a hate group.

Read it all.

The last time we checked on Warsi she was quitting Over U.K. Gaza (aka Hamas) Policy.

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