Florida: Senate Candidate Rep. Patrick Murphy and His Radical Muslim Friends

via Patrick Murphy and His Radical Muslim Friends.

Patrick Murphy, United States Representative from Florida, has announced his intention to run for United States Senate. If recent history provides any indication of what to expect, Murphy will elicit help from radical Muslims to do so. But will he sell his votes for the help?

The 2013 annual fundraising banquet for Emerge USA featured a victory speech by then-newly elected US Representative Patrick Murphy, a Democrat who had recently defeated the Republican incumbent Allen West in a highly contested race.

This was indeed seen as a huge victory for Emerge, as the group considered Allen West an adversary to organizations such as itself, organizations with ties to terrorism and Islamic extremism. In its 2012 annual report, Emerge explicitly took credit for West’s loss: “EMERGE USA PAC rallied our communities to defeat the radical former Congressman Allen West.”

Murphy no doubt acknowledged Emerge’s involvement, when he stated at the banquet, “I am very proud of the diverse coalition that led me to victory. The Muslim, Arab and South Asian American communities in Florida and nationally were an instrumental part of our team for the past 18 months.”

If Emerge is part of Patrick Murphy’s team, then Patrick Murphy’s team is dangerous. Emerge USA is not the patriotic group its name allows it to pretend to be.

In December 2014, Emerge co-sponsored an event for the Muslim Students Association (MSA) with a number of organizations which have been associated with Hamas and/or al-Qaeda financing, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), ICNA Relief, and Islamic Relief (IR).

In May 2006, Israel labeled Islamic Relief a front for Hamas after arresting the group’s Gaza program manager, Ayaz Ali, for providing “funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations.” Ali admitted that he had cooperated with local Hamas operatives. In 1999, IR collected and sent more than $6 million to Chechen rebels with ties to al-Qaeda. The same year, IR received $50,000 from Human Concern International (HCI), a charity that the U.S. Department of Treasury described as a “Bin Laden front.”

During the banquet, Congressman Murphy received a “Public Service Award” from two of Emerge’s leaders, Khurrum Wahid and Saif Ishoof.

The Co-Chairman of Emerge is Khurrum Basir Wahid. Wahid, a South Florida attorney, has represented a number of high-profile terrorists. They include: Rafiq Sabir, who received a 25 year prison sentence for conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda; Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who was given a life sentence for being a member of al-Qaeda and for plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush; and Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian.

The home page of the website of Wahid’s law firm, wvmlawfirm.com, is still pushing the case of Wahid’s client, Hafiz Khan, the Miami imam who shipped tens of thousands of dollars to the Taliban for the express purpose of murdering American troops overseas. It has been two years since Khan was convicted, and Wahid continues to ask for financial assistance for Khan’s case.

According to the Miami New Times, Wahid himself was placed on a federal terrorist watch list in 2011.

None of this may trouble Congressman Murphy, as he thanked Wahid, at the banquet, for his support.

Saif Yamani Ishoof is a founding director of Emerge. Prior to getting involved with the group, Ishoof was the rally organizer and contact for the extreme anti-Israel group, March for Justice. While with March for Justice, Ishoof organized an event which labeled then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “the world’s longest standing terrorist.”

Today, Ishoof is a director of Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, a Muslim children’s school located in Cooper City, Florida whose former Vice President was Hamas fundraiser Raed Awad. According to corporation documents, Ishoof was officially named a director of the school in January 2008, at a time when the home page of the Nur-Ul-Islam website contained links to violent, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian material, including having a link to islamway.com, a website that encouraged its viewers to donate to Hamas.

Also speaking at the 2013 banquet, along with Congressman Murphy, was Laila Abdelaziz, then-Tampa-area Regional Field Coordinator of Emerge. In January 2010, during a town hall meeting for Barack Obama, Abdelaziz denounced Israel in a question she posed to the President. She belligerently asked, “[W]hy have we not condemned Israel and Egypt’s human rights violations against the occupied Palestinian people, and yet we continue supporting them financially with billions of dollars from our tax dollars?”

While with Emerge, in November 2012, when Israel invaded Gaza in order to stop Hamas from continuing to target her citizens with rockets – over 2000 rockets in less than one year – Abdelaziz tweeted, “Don’t worry ya Gaza, we’re working hard for you in Florida.”

Apart from speaking at Emerge events, Congressman Murphy has also accepted money from representatives of the group. He took $500 from Emerge Treasurer Amin Mitha; $750 from then-Emerge Executive Director Nauman Abbasi; $500 from Emerge board member Shahid Usmani; and $4750 and $2500 from Emerge fundraisers Khalid Mirza and Ashraf Amdani.

Emerge was not the only Islamist group Murphy has taken money from. He has as well received funding from leaders of CAIR.

CAIR was established in June 1994 as being part of the American Palestine Committee, an umbrella organization acting as a terrorist enterprise run by then-global Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook, who was based in the U.S. at the time and who now operates out of Egypt as a spokesman for Hamas. In 2007 and 2008, amidst two federal trials, the U.S. government named CAIR a co-conspirator in the raising of millions of dollars for Hamas. Along with ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram, CAIR is listed as a terrorist organization by United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Murphy took $500 each from CAIR-Florida board member Muhammad Rashid Abbara and CAIR-Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly. In June 2011, the Tampa Tribune reported that Shibly had stated that Hezbollah was “basically a resistance movement” and “absolutely not a terrorist organization.” In August 2014, Shibly tweeted that “Israel and its supporters are enemies of God .”

In addition, Murphy took $500 from an individual that sits on both the board of CAIR-Michigan and Emerge-Michigan, Mohammed Saleem, and he received $250 from Ayman Osman, a Tampa-area physician whose offices were raided by the FBI, in February 2003, in connection to a federal terrorism trial dealing with the funneling of money to Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

According to a report written about the 2013 Emerge banquet, after thanking Emerge and its leaders, Congressman Patrick Murphy “pointed out that his decision to be involved in Congress is to ensure that he is involved in the decision-making process.”

Question: Why did Congressman Murphy choose to say these words at an event for Emerge? Was he just providing innocent information about himself or was he signaling to the crowd that he was willing to sell his influence?

One way to prevent any notion of this is to give back all the money mentioned above.

A United States Senator selling his influence to America’s enemies is not the type of Senator America needs.

Florida: Barry Univ Suspends Student for Exposing Their Support of Islamic State Terrorists

Imposing the sharia. via Florida College Suspends Student for Exposing Their Radical Islamic Support – Breitbart. h/t Atlas

A couple of weeks back, Project Veritas released an undercover video they shot at Cornell University in upstate New York, where one the assistant deans of students agreed with the undercover operative that it would be acceptable to have an ISIS “freedom fighter” address the student body, as well as agreeing that sending care packages to the terrorist organization was also aboveboard at the school.

Well, Project Veritas has done it again.

This time Veritas enlisted the help of Barry University honor student Laura Loomer, who managed to get a similar reaction from officials at that well-known Catholic school in south Florida.

Loomer tried convincing school officials to allow her to form a “humanitarian club” that would promote education in the Islamic State, as well as help raise funds to send care packages to those Islamic fighters in need of supplies, such as flashlights.

One school official even suggested to the Loomer that the potential pro-ISIS campus club should change the name to “Sympathetic Students in the Support of the Middle East,” instead of referencing the Islamic terrorist group.

Now, because Veritas’s video has caused the university such grief and embarrassment, Loomer has apparently been suspended and not allowed to attend classes or step foot on campus.

The alleged Barry University suspension notice to Loomer reads: “Your alleged actions were the cause root of disruption of the University community and the creation of a hostile environment for members of the University staff.”

Barry University has taken issue and made a statement regarding the video. University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua said, “It is reprehensible to think that any organization would acquire video and edit it in such way as to denigrate the reputation of Barry University or its staff.”

But this is not the first time this Catholic university has made news regarding radical Islam. In 2014, the school held an interfaith memorial service to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks, where Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of the Liberty City Mosque Masjid Al Ansar in Miami-Dade County, repeatedly chanted the ominous phrase “Allahu Akbar” during his 10-15 minute address.

Loomer, who was also in attendance at that memorial service, said she was offended with the Imam’s use of that insensitive chant, adding that she was “insulted that on a day like 9/11 they would allow for a man of Muslim faith to open the service and chant Allah Akbar, the words that suicide bombers and terrorists chant before blowing themselves up.”


Update: Barry University Launches Kangaroo Court Against Honor Student

Video here.

Florida: Barry University Officials Authorize Pro-ISIS Club (VIDEO)

JUST CHANGE THE NAME! University Officials in Florida authorize Pro-ISIS Club: JUST CHANGE THE NAME.

Following a similar shocking video at Cornell University released by James O’Keefe last week, Barry University officials in Florida also sanction a pro-ISIS club with the stated goal of sending material support to ISIS. The only suggestion by Barry officials was to change the name of the club “because technically our country is at war with ISIS.”

NY gang boss resurfaced at Florida mosque, sending jihadists overseas

Marcus Dwayne Robertson, 46, a former U.S. Marine known to his supporters at his Orlando-based Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary as “Abu Taubah,” is suspected of sending young proteges abroad for terror training.

via NY gang boss resurfaced at Florida mosque, sending radicalized jihadists overseas, say feds | Fox News.

A Muslim extremist who once led a murderous New York gang dubbed “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” and then resurfaced decades later as a radical imam at a Florida mosque is begging for help funding his legal defense against charges he committed tax fraud to, according to authorities, finance terror training for his followers.

Marcus Dwayne Robertson, 46, a former U.S. Marine known to his supporters at his Orlando-based Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary as “Abu Taubah,” is currently being held in a local jail on a gun conviction. He faces sentencing on April 30 on a 2014 conviction of tax fraud, but more serious charges could be coming, given that prosecutors say he used the money to send his radicalized followers to Africa to learn how to kill Americans.

“The United States believes that the defendant is still an extremist, just as he was in the early 1990s,” prosecutors said in recent court filings. “The only differences are that the defendant is now focused on training others to commit violent acts as opposed to committing them himself and the violent acts are to occur overseas instead of inside the United States.”

Robertson, according to recent Facebook posts, will continue to proclaim his innocence to all remaining allegations against him.

The Prosecution is attempting to characterize me as a ‘Teacher of Terrorists.’ … They are attempting to twist my statements to fit into a terrorist plot. …. In reality, they know I am not a terrorist teacher,” Robertson wrote on his web site.

In his younger life as the leader of the “Forty Thieves” gang, Robertson “murdered several individuals; participated in assassination attempts; used pipe bombs, C-4, grenades, other explosives, and automatic weapons; participated in a robbery resulting in a hostage situation; and attempted the murder of police officers,” according to federal prosecutors. Continue reading

Florida: Broward Democrat Chair Speaks at Radical Muslim Event

via Broward Democrat Chair Speaks at Radical Muslim Event | FrontPage Magazine.

Last month, the Chairman of the Broward County Democratic Party, Mitch Ceasar, told a group of radical Muslims at their Florida annual banquet about how impressed he was of them and that he wished to work together with them to help educate children. This, after the national Chair of the Democratic Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, cancelled her speech at the same event, just three years prior.Mitch

Emerge USA has a deceptive name. While it sounds like a patriotic title, the politically active group is run by extremist Muslims with a sinister agenda.

 The main individual behind Emerge is Khurrum Wahid. Wahid, the group’s Co-Chairman, is a South Florida attorney who has built a name for himself by representing high profile terrorists. His past clients include: Rafiq Sabir, who received a 25 year prison sentence for conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda; Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who was given a life sentence for being a member of al-Qaeda and for plotting to assassinate President George W. Bush; and Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian.

Prior to helping found Emerge, Wahid was a legal advisor for the national office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and a director of CAIR’s Florida chapter. In 2007 and 2008, CAIR was named by the U.S. Justice Department as a co-conspirator in the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. In November 2014, United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization on a list that included such groups as al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram.

According to the Miami New Times, Wahid himself was placed on a federal terrorist watch list, in 2011.

Every year, Emerge holds an annual fundraising banquet, showcasing different speakers. This year’s event featured as a speaker the current Chairman of the Broward County Democratic Party, Mitch Ceasar. According to his bio, Ceasar also serves on the Executive Board of the Democratic National Committee, representing the fourteen southern states.

It is interesting that Ceasar would agree to speak at an Emerge function, as the head of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz canceled her keynote address in front of Emerge at the group’s 2011 banquet, after the group was exposed by this author as being an extremist front. Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings also cancelled his participation at the same event.

Florida: Kissimmee Muslim youth leader arrested for molesting teen multiple times

via Kissimmee Muslim youth leader arrested for molesting teen.

KISSIMMEE — An executive director for the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council in Osceola County has been arrested after an investigation showed he inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl multiple times.

Imam Helmi Motasim Agha, also known as Imam Abufarah, was arrested Wednesday.

Investigators said representatives in the Muslim community reached out to them after they became suspicious.

When detectives reached out to the victim and her family, they said she told them she had been participating in youth activities at the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council’s Kissimmee headquarters on U.S. Highway 192 for several years.

The victim said in November, she fainted and was taken to Abufarah’s office, where he inappropriately touched her several times while the two were alone. That continued over the next few weeks, and the victim told detectives she was very confused and afraid to tell anyone.

Detectives attempted to contact Abufarah, but said he refused to cooperate. Continuing to investigate with the help of local Muslim leaders, detectives obtained a felony warrant this week.

Abufarah turned himself in Wednesday afternoon. He was charged with 12 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and booked into the Osceola County Jail.

A judge Thursday set Abufarah’s bond at $300,000.


More ironies via Imam Who Complained of American Misconceptions About Islam Busted for Molesting Teenage Girl.

 

Florida: Muslim brothers plead guilty in jihad plot, assault on marshals

via Alam Qazi brothers from Oakland Park plead guilty in terrorism plot, assault on marshals – Sun Sentinel.

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Two brothers from Oakland Park pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges Thursday, admitting they plotted a terrorist attack on landmarks in New York City and later assaulted two deputy U.S. Marshals while in custody.

Raees Alam Qazi, 22, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, both pleaded guilty in federal court in Miami to one count of conspiring to provide support to terrorists and conspiring to assault two federal employees. The younger brother pleaded guilty to an additional charge of attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida.

The Qazi brothers, who wore beige prison scrubs and were handcuffed, shackled and under tight security in court, both said “Guilty” when asked how they wanted to plead. They said little more than “Yes, ma’am” and “No, ma’am” in response to the judge’s questions. Both men have thick beards, Sheheryar Qazi’s hair was closely shaved and the younger brother’s hair is about the same length as when he was arrested.

The brothers were arrested Nov. 29, 2012, in Broward County. Raees Qazi admitted he had spent a few days bicycling around Manhattan to scope out potential targets that would result in mass casualties, according to the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Though Sheheryar Qazi did not know all of the precise details, he knew that his brother was actively planning to set off a bomb in Manhattan and provided emotional, financial and practical support, authorities said.

Sheheryar Qazi said in one secretly recorded conversation that his brother “had to train himself and would be a ‘lone wolf'” like the man who was caught by law enforcement attempting to set off a bomb in Times Square.

Raees Qazi told an associate that he was “on a different course for his jihad” and would not be using an assault rifle to carry out his plans. He admitted he said he would “obey” terrorist leaders who told him to stay in the U.S. and commit terrorist acts. He also advised another man to target “famous places” in Florida, according to court records.

The plot never made it past the planning stages, though investigators said they found bomb-making materials and components at the Qazi family’s apartment in Oakland Park. Investigators said the younger brother also consulted an al-Qaida article called “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.”

Raees Qazi researched explosive chemicals and methods of making bombs, including ones that used Christmas tree lights, authorities said. He frequently posted online about terrorism and maintained two YouTube channels to discuss his beliefs.

The brothers were under surveillance long before they were arrested, authorities said.

The FBI said the two men began their terrorist activities in July 2011, possibly earlier. Among the evidence prosecutors planned to use at trial were secretly recorded phone calls and conversations between the brothers, cooperating undercover witnesses and family members.

Sheheryar and Raees Qazi, who have been locked up without bond since their arrests, also admitted they assaulted two federal marshals while they were being moved in April at the federal courthouse complex in downtown Miami.

Authorities said the brothers distracted the guards by simultaneously looking up and then punched and fought with the marshals while yelling out “God is Great” in Arabic.

Federal prosecutors Karen Gilbert and Adam Fels have agreed to recommend federal prison terms of 32 years for Raees Qazi and 17 years for Sheheryar Qazi.

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom could still impose the maximum penalties of 35 years for the younger man and 20 years for the older brother when they are sentenced June 5. Both will likely be placed on supervised release for the rest of their lives after they get out of prison.

Born in Pakistan, the brothers are naturalized U.S. citizens who spent the majority of their lives in South Florida. Raees Qazi made a living by selling bicycles on Craigslist, buying and selling goods at the Swap Shop flea market and doing maintenance work at a local mosque. Sheheryar Qazi worked as a cab driver.


Naturalize them back to Pakistan.

 

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