Bloomington, Indiana about to become a Muslim refugee enclave

As is Charleston, West Virginia. no-refugees-demonstration

Source: As Trump wins, Bloomington community grapples with immigration first-hand

The city is set to become a resettlement community in January, when the group Exodus Refugee Immigration sets up an office, with plans to start bringing in refugees as early as March. Those refugees could come from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but that’s not set in stone.

“Bloomington has an amazing amount of support for the refugees,” Diane Legomsky, who has organized the Bloomington Refugee Support Network, said.

However, Wednesday’s forum was put on by the group Grassroots Conservatives, who have questioned and even opposed the resettlement.

“We’re really concerned about the safety of our community,” leader Robert Hall said.

Hall said that there are those in Bloomington who have profound concerns, including safety, cost to taxpayers, and impact on the community.

Donald Trump’s election led everyone to question the future, too. In Hall’s case, he said it shows that those who are concerned are not alone.

“He said he will make sure that there are extreme vetting of refugees and stop the flow until they have a better process,” Hall said.

Still, with Trump taking office in January and the plan already in place, even Hall was unsure if it would make a difference.

“Depending on what President Trump does, he may be able to stop it, I don’t know,” Hall said,

Legomsky and Elizabeth Dunn, an IU Professor who has consulted and helped organize the resettlement effort, said they expect it to move forward as planned and want to see Bloomington aid its neighbors around the world.

“Whoever governs, and now it will be the Trump administration, is going to have to make plans to deal with the humanitarian crisis that’s happening around the world,” Dunn said.

“The best thing (opponents) can do is work with all of us together,” Legomsky said.


Bullshit. The best thing residents of Bloomington can do is expose the so-called refugee agencies secrecy, funding and not allow them to operate in the state. So-called “refugees” in no way benefit the people of Bloomington or any other American city.

At last count in September, Indiana taxpayer’s were already supporting 150 Syrian refugees imported this year. The number is likely higher by now.

Be sure Legomsky and Dunn won’t be taking in any Muslim refugee families into their homes now or ever.


Important PS: Indiana is home-base for the Muslim Brotherhood group ISNA:

Indianapolis is home to the largest and single most influential Muslim organization in the United States. For 36 years, the Islamic Society for North America has been hiding in plain sight on a spacious, well-tended campus on South County Road, just west of the Indianapolis International Airport in Plainfield, IN.

According to its own telling, ISNA was created by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1980 “to be a nucleus for the Islamic Movement in North America” and has been run by a succession of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have turned it into the largest and most powerful Muslim Brotherhood organization in the country.

Indiana: Muslim Pleads Guilty to Distributing Info on Explosives; Plotted Attack in U.S.

Source: Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Information on Explosives | OPA | Department of Justice

Marlonn Hicks, 30, of Crown Point, Indiana, pleaded guilty to distributing information regarding the manufacture and use of explosives, with the intent that the information be used for and in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Marlonn Hicks (Lake County Sheriff's Department / Post-Tribune)

Marlonn Hicks (Lake County Sheriff’s Department / Post-Tribune)

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S.  Attorney David Capp of the Northern District of Indiana and Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbott of the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office announced the charges.

According to the documents in this case, Hicks allegedly communicated online with multiple individuals who were cooperating with the government. During these communications, Hicks allegedly expressed a desire to travel to territory under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Within days of the Orlando, Florida terrorist attack, Hicks indicated that he would likely die in the U.S. and subsequently discussed the means by which he planned to carry out an attack within the U.S. During one of these online communications, Hicks sent a government source a document containing detailed instructions on how to make explosives. When Hicks sent the document to the government source, Hicks believed that the government source was a like-minded individual who would use the document and instructions to conduct an attack within the U.S. using explosives.  Hicks intended the attack to be carried out in the name of ISIL and in support of ISIL.


More via Crown Point man pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Hicks, who was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal, faces up to 20 years in prison, $1 million fine and three years supervised release and must cooperate fully with U.S. authorities, according to plea agreement. No sentencing date has been set.

In Lake County, Hicks has a conviction for misdemeanor conversion in October 2007 in Hammond, records show. He was sentenced Oct. 13, 2009, to one year, which was suspended and ordered served on probation, and $3,700 was entered as a judgment against him as restitution to the victim, records show.

A petition to revoke probation was filed, and on May 30, 2013, he was sentenced to one year in Lake County Jail.


More:

According to court documents, Hicks signed a plea bargain Tuesday. He agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence and immunity from other charges being pressed against him. No sentencing date has been set.


Another ISNA jailhouse convert?

Indiana: ACLU forces sharia law on Boone County Jail, halal adopted

acluNo compulsion, just litigation jihad. Source: Boone County Jail adopts halal meal plan after RFRA lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is dismissing its religious freedom lawsuit against the Boone County Sheriff’s Office after the county jail implemented plans to offer inmates the option of a halal diet.

The ACLU in August employed the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a complaint that alleged staff at the Boone County Jail violated the rights of a Muslim inmate when they refused to supply him with food that adheres to a halal diet, which excludes pork and includes other meat only if it is slaughtered under certain conditions. The suit also alleged the sheriff’s office violated the First Amendment rights of the inmate, Gannon Thomas.

It was among early uses of the state’s religious freedom law, which Gov. Mike Pence signed in 2015 amid controversy that placed the state in the national spotlight because some opponents believed it could be twisted to discriminate against gay and lesbian Hoosiers. Experts, though, said this suit represents the type of claim such laws are meant to address.

The Boone County Jail has adopted a six-week halal meal plan that includes necessary proteins and nutrients, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday. The meal plan follows a vegetarian diet that includes bread, cheese, rice, fruits and vegetables.gannon-thomas-muslim

ACLU staff attorney Ken Falk filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was granted by a federal judge Friday.

Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen said in a statement that his office conducted an internal investigation and consulted a nutritionist about the diet.

“The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continuously strives to provide safe and secure detention while respecting each inmate’s constitutional rights,” he said in the statement.


Back story. This is the probation-violating Muslim thief (not to be confused with his pro-bono legal jihadists):

Thomas repeatedly asked the jail commander to be served food that adheres to a halal diet, which excludes pork and only includes other meat if it is slaughtered under certain conditions.

The commander told Thomas, the suit alleges, that the jail will only provide special dietary foods to inmates if it is a medical necessity. He said special diets based on choice, such as vegan, vegetarian or religious diets, were not provided, the suit says.

The jail continued to serve Thomas pork, as well as what he believed was non-halal meat, after he raised grievances, the lawsuit says. Thomas was booked in June on a charge of burglary and a probation violation.


Related:

The Islamization of The ACLU

 

Indiana: Muslim teen who sought local targets, indicted for terror support

Source: US grand jury indicts Indiana teenager on terrorism charge | WANE

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis teenager accused of trying to travel overseas to join the Islamic State militant group has been formally indicted.

A federal grand jury indicted Akram Musleh on Wednesday on a charge of providing material support to a terrorist organization. The Brownsburg man, who was 18 at the time of his June arrest, faces a Sept. 23 initial hearing. He’s being held in federal custody.

FBI agents arrested Musleh as he tried to board a bus to New York. Prosecutors have said he planned to fly to Morocco and on to territory controlled by the Islamic State. A criminal complaint alleges Musleh intended to join the terror group.

Messages seeking comment were left for two of Musleh’s attorneys.


As we noted here, Musleh is a big fan of Barrack Hussein Obama: Indiana: Muslim high school student tried to join ISIS, sought local targets

In addition to trying to travel to the Middle East, the FBI alleges Musleh “conducted extensive internet searches on explosive materials, including: dynamite, flash powder, explosive precursors, instructions on constructing explosive devices and explosive chemical recipes.” An agent conducting surveillance on Musleh reportedly observed him shopping for pressure cookers at the Brownsburg Walmart.

The criminal complaint includes a number of alleged conversations between Musleh and an unidentified person in which Musleh expresses his desire to be in an Islamic State propaganda video. The two also allegedly discussed the possibility of Musleh attacking a “drone place.”

FBI agents obtained a court order in May to search Musleh’s phone. Investigators reportedly recovered files related to jihad, martyrdom and the Islamic State on the device.akram-musleh-isisMusleh searched online for information about potential terror targets in Indiana, explosive materials and pressure cookers.

Indiana: Muslim high school student tried to join ISIS, sought local targets

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Source: FBI: Brownsburg man tried to join Islamic State – TheIndyChannel.com

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – FBI agents raided the home of a Brownsburg man Tuesday accused of attempting to provide aid to the Islamic State.

The raid was conducted at the residence of 18-year-old Akram Musleh at the Brownsburg Pointe Apartments.

According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, Musleh is a U.S.-born citizen who attended Brownsburg High School.

The FBI alleges Musleh booked or attempted to book several one-way flights to Iraq and Turkey, but never completed the flights. They also allege communications intercepted from Musleh indicated he was attempting to travel to the Middle East to join the Islamic State.

In addition to trying to travel to the Middle East, the FBI alleges Musleh “conducted extensive internet searches on explosive materials, including: dynamite, flash powder, explosive precursors, instructions on constructing explosive devices and explosive chemical recipes.” An agent conducting surveillance on Musleh reportedly observed him shopping for pressure cookers at the Brownsburg Walmart.

The criminal complaint includes a number of alleged conversations between Musleh and an unidentified person in which Musleh expresses his desire to be in an Islamic State propaganda video. The two also allegedly discussed the possibility of Musleh attacking a “drone place.”

FBI agents obtained a court order in May to search Musleh’s phone. Investigators reportedly recovered files related to jihad, martyrdom and the Islamic State on the device. The phone also contained several audio files of lectures by Anwar Al-Awlaki – a Yemeni-American imam accused of being a senior recruiter and planner for al-Qaeda.

On June 3, the FBI says Musleh booked a one-way ticket to Casablanca, Morocco, on July 21 from New York City. Agents arrested Musleh Tuesday as he was boarding a Greyhound bus in Indianapolis.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday it had filed federal charges against Musleh of providing material support to the Islamic State.

Musleh could potentially face 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.


More via ABC, Researched Homeland Terror Targets

Musleh searched online for information about potential terror targets in Indiana, explosive materials and pressure cookers. An FBI agent followed him in early May to a local Walmart where the complaint says Musleh appeared to “shop for pressure cookers, but left without making a purchase.” Pressure cookers have been used to house explosive devices, such as the twin bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

The FBI apparently first came across Musleh back in August 2013 when he posted videos on YouTube of the late American al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a man who is thought to have at least partly inspired a growing number of homegrown jihadists. Officials at Musleh’s high school, “in coordination with the FBI, took steps to dissuade Musleh [from] engaging in radical extremism.”

Apparently, it didn’t take. In September 2014, Musleh purportedly bought a black flag often associated with ISIS online and a few months later posed for photos in front of it. In several online conversations apparently monitored by investigators, Musleh discusses with ISIS sympathizers — and at least one FBI “confidential human source” — his desire to join ISIS and in one part says he pledged his allegiance to the terror group, according to the complaint.


h/t Jawa Report who notes, FBI Moves Against Indianapolis Terrorist:

His Youtube channel is here.

His Twitter is here.

Irony: He is also a fan of Barack Obama.

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If Obama had a son?

Indiana: City council passes Islamic sharia blasphemy resolution

An update on this post on the sharia resolution condemning anti-Islamic speech.

via: Disputed resolution passed by council – TheNewsDispatch.com: News

MICHIGAN CITY — Two councilmen stood in the way of a much-talked-about resolution receiving the full support of the Michigan City Common Council on Tuesday.

A resolution titled “Condemning Violence, Bigotry and Hateful Rhetoric Toward Muslims in the United States,” passed 7-2 with councilmen Chris Schwanke and Ron Hamilton voting against it.

Both said they object to the resolution because it should protect the rights of all people, regardless of their religious beliefs. “I have no problem supporting a resolution covering all religions,” Hamilton said before he voted against the one on the table.

Schwanke made similar remarks before also casting his “nay” vote.

The seven other council members spoke in support of this resolution, with Councilman Al Whitlow expressing concern that a resolution condemning hate and bigotry has garnered so much discussion.

“We’re not trying to eliminate hate, although that would be wonderful,” he said. “We are saying the expression of hate through violent acts is inappropriate in this country.”

There are already laws against violence, so this is redundant and was pushed by Muslim supremacists to silence critics of Islam.

Councilman Don Przybylinski said, “Michigan City is a progressive, proactive community and a progressive and proactive community always supports its citizens … In our hearts, we need to stand up for the citizens of the United States, the citizens of Michigan City and human beings in general.”

This resolution was introduced last month by Councilwoman Pat Boy, but was sent to a committee meeting because concerns were raised about the exclusivity of the resolution by just protecting the religious freedom of Muslims.

That committee, made up of council members Hamilton, Candice Silvas and Bryant Dabney, voted 2-1 to support the resolution as written – with Hamilton voting against it.

Just before the vote on Tuesday, representatives spoke in favor of the resolution, urging the council to support it, including speakers from the Human Rights Commission, the Michigan City Commission for Women, Citizens Concerned for Syrian Refuges and the La Porte County NAACP.


All leftist, pro-Muslim, pro-invasion groups.

Contact the City Council or send them a message here.

 

Indiana: City to vote on sharia resolution condemning anti-Islamic speech

Islam means submission and our elected officials are attempting to submit us to Islam as quickly as they can. These fools would enforce sharia law if they could.

Source: Anti-Muslim hate resolution to be introduced in MC – TheNewsDispatch.com: h/t BNI

“You can’t legislate kindness, but it would be really great if you could,” Councilwoman Pat Boy said, discussing a new resolution she will introduce to the Michigan City Common Council this week.

The resolution, titled “Condemning Violence, Bigotry and Hateful Rhetoric Toward Muslims in the United States,” is the result of discussions by local group Citizens Concerned for Syrian Refugees.

Boy hopes to see unanimous support from her fellow council members when she introduces the resolution during Tuesday’s council meeting at City Hall.

The committee responsible for this action, Boy said, originated within the League of Women Voters of La Porte County but quickly grew to include other individuals. It was formed in reaction to the treatment of refugees by the state of Indiana, she said.

“Indiana had people lined up to come here as refugees – there were places for them to go and support for them to come here, but the governor wouldn’t let them come,” she said, referring to Gov. Mike Pence’s ban on Syrian refugees resettling in Indiana last year.

This led to a concern for the treatment of all immigrants, but particularly Muslims – a group that has seen an upswing in mistreatment in America since 9/11.

The resolution says, “Hateful and intolerant acts against Muslims are contrary to the United States’ values of acceptance, welcoming and fellowship with those of all faiths, beliefs and cultures.”

It further states, “The rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence and cultural ignorance plays into the false narrative spread by terrorist groups of Western hatred of Islam, and can encourage certain individuals to react in extreme and violent ways and … these acts affect not only the individual victims but also their families, communities and the entire group whose faith or beliefs were the motivation for the act.”

If approved, this resolution would be a statement from the council “(reaffirming) the inalienable right of every citizen to live without fear and intimidation and to practice their freedom of speech.”

Boy said, “It just makes a statement that Michigan City is not in favor of this persecution.” She said state legislators are working on a bill downstate regarding hate crimes – so she thinks the timing of this resolution is perfect.

If it is approved, a copy of the resolution will be sent to Pence, as well as the Indiana State Senate and House of Representatives.

Joining Boy in this stand against violence are councilmen Al Whitlow, Bryant Dabney and Don Przybylinski – all who signed on as co-sponsors of this resolution.

It will be voted on by the full council during the next meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.


FBI statistics show that the overwhelming majority of so-called religious hate crimes in the U.S. are not against Muslims but against Jews…and they are quite often perpetrated by Muslims! No resolutions for that?

The city council’s Contact Page is here.

The LWV Of Laporte County here.

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