Idaho: Man jumps on bar screaming about “Allah”, customers run for the doors

Staff quickly took him down, but not out. A similar incident occurred in Florida last week. Carry wherever you go.bell on bar 3_1467509198731_3682907_ver1.0

**Note this was in Idaho, not Iowa as originally titled. Source: Drunk man praises Allah at Caldwell restaurant, causes panic with customers | KTVB.COM

CALDWELL – Customers at the Horsewood’s Restaurant in Caldwell were panicked Friday night after a drunk man got up on the bar and “praised Allah as the only god.”

The incident happened at around 8:15 p.m. Friday night, according to Caldwell Police.

Lt. Joey Hoadley tells KTVB that officers were on scene less than two minutes after receiving the call.

Horsewood’s owners, Jessie and Aaron Horsewood, explain the event as surreal. They say the young man had been sitting in the bar for awhile when he suddenly climbed up on top of the bar, told everyone to be quiet, and yelled, “Allah is the only one true god.”

The Horsewoods say customers immediately bolted out, running to every door in the restaurant.

“It was surreal,” Jessie Horsewood said. “There were purses left on chairs, cell phones left on tables.”

They say Bell was wearing a backpack and it worried customers that he was carrying a weapon.

The Horsewoods, along with the bartender and several other staff members, pulled the man, Ralmanzow Bell, 21, down from the bar and outside.

“allah” screaming Ralmanzow Bell

“All this is going on real fast and I”m just trying to get him away,” Horsewood’s bartender, Christopher Ozuna, told KTVB.

Ozuna ripped Bell’s backpack off and staff members proceeded to tackle Bell to the ground outside, holding him there until police arrived.

“We had to react in the way that we did,” Aaron Horsewood, said.

Caldwell police say customers were fearful of the backpack Bell was wearing and thought he might have had a weapon on him.

“That’s what panicked people,” Lt. Hoadley said. “Not necessarily what he was saying- that maybe contributed to it- but that, along with a backpack, and then people saying he had a gun. It startled people.”

Witnesses say it was a surreal experience.

“Instincts kicked in that this may be a terrorism attack. Whether it was legitimate or not, that’s how you had to view it at that moment,” Aaron Horsewood added.

Police searched Bell’s backpack to find only alcohol inside. Officials say he was then examined at a local hospital and booked into the Canyon County jail. Bell is being charged with disorderly conduct.

“I think this is more of a case of a guy who was intoxicated and did something out of the norm and that scared a lot of people and freaked some people out,” Lt. Hoadley said.

Caldwell police say this isn’t Bell’s first run in with the law. He’s been involved in the criminal justice system several times.

“I’m just glad that everybody is safe and no one was harmed,” Ozuna added.


Nah, a guy jumping up on the bar yelling allah akbar, that wouldn’t panic people. Add law enforcement officers to those Resistant to Linking Barbaric Behavior to Islam.

PS: A few hours northwest right up 84 from the Muslim refugee enclave of Twin Falls.

Iowa: Muslims break ground on another mosque, this time in Dubuque

Source: Islamic Center leaders break ground at site of Dubuque mosque – THonline.com: Dubuque News

Leaders of the Tri-State Islamic Center broke ground this afternoon at the site of Dubuque’s first dedicated mosque building, marking a “great moment” for the organization.

About 30 area residents congregated at the end of Radford Court to celebrate start of the building’s construction.

“We needed our own place and our own building,” said Rami Eltibi, the center’s president. “This is a great moment for us.”

The project likely will cost roughly $600,000, and fundraising efforts are ongoing. About $370,000 has been raised so far for the project, according to the center’s website.

Gary Miller, the mosque’s designer, said he plans to begin construction Tuesday. The building will be completed in four to five months, he said.

Adib Kassas, the center’s Imam, said the mosque’s construction has been long awaited.

“I think it’s time to move to a place of our own,” Kassas said. “There’s something about being able to own the land.”

Kassas said the center previously rented out space in various buildings in order to have a location to worship. But as the local Muslim community grew — largely due to an influx of students coming to study at area colleges — more space was needed, he said.

The center currently is located at 805 Century Drive. But that location is reaching its max capacity for worshippers, Kassas said.

The new mosque will accommodate up to 130 people at a time, according to Miller.

Kassas said he believes the mosque will be a gateway for others to connect with the local Muslim community.

“We want to be able to share with people our culture and show them what we are about, instead of a few crazy individuals who have psychological problems,” Kassas said, noting what he feels is a negative perception of Islam after terrorist attacks by radicals. “I can understand people’s fears, but the only way to counteract that is to show people who we really are. We can’t just hide and expect the world to change.”

Several area residents who don’t practice Islam showed up to offer support.

“This is an important event for the Muslims, but it’s also a great event for Dubuque as a whole,” said John Eby, a history professor at Loras College. “I think everyone in Dubuque will benefit from this.”

Eltibi said he believes the Mosque will attract more Muslims to Dubuque, since they’ll know there is a place for them to worship.

“Many Muslim families looking to work here will see that there is a mosque, and that they are welcome,” Eltibi said. “It will bring many great people to this city.”


Ah, build the mosque and the Muslims will come. That should make all residents feel much better.

Secular group challenges Muslim prayer rooms at Univ of Iowa

An update on the Univ of Iowa converting offices into gender-segregated mosques for Muslim Brotherhood students.

via: Secular group challenges prayer spaces at UI  h/t Islamist Watch

A Wisconsin-based secular foundation is calling on the University of Iowa to reconsider a recent decision to set aside full-time prayer spaces on campus.

“This goes beyond any claimed accommodation provided to students,” wrote Patrick Elliott, staff attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, in a letter Friday to UI President Bruce Harreld. “The University may not establish worship and prayer spaces targeted to certain religious persons and practices.”

Earlier this academic year, UI officials agreed to reconfigure two former offices in the Iowa Memorial Union to serve as full-time prayer and meditative spaces to serve the university’s Muslim faculty, staff and students.

“These rooms are certainly going to be used primarily by Muslim students, but they’re not limited to be used by Muslim students,” Tom Rocklin, UI vice president for student life, told the Press-Citizen in February.

The decision came in response to a long-standing request from the university’s Muslim Student Association to offer a centrally located space where the growing number of Muslims on campus can complete their daily religious obligations. Many Muslim students, faculty and staff report feeling tension on campus as they seek discrete places to offer their five daily prayers, at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and night.

Each room provides space for 15 to 20 people assembling for joint prayer, said Mohammed Ismail, a biochemistry major and event coordinator for the UI Muslim Student Association. When the association uses the rooms for prayer, they separate the male and female participants into different rooms.

“When a government entity like the University of Iowa creates prayer areas for specific religions and imposes religious rules upon students (removing shoes, segregating men and women), it has unconstitutionally entangled itself with religion,” Elliott’s letter states.

Muslim staff and students said they tried years ago to use Danforth Chapel, the other nondenominational meditative space on UI’s campus. But with its benches, altar and cross, the chapel simply didn’t work for a group whose members spread out rugs and blankets to sit, kneel and stand on during daily prayers.

The foundation also called on UI officials to remove all Christian symbols, statements and iconography from Danforth Chapel, which is located outside the Iowa Memorial Union.

“It will not be long before other groups start seeking prayer rooms of their own, and the university will either have to provide those rooms or risk treating certain religious views unequally and violating the First Amendment,” Elliott’s letter states.


Will this tactic and possible legal challenge put an end to student and taxpayer-funded mini-mosques on campuses across the U.S.? Not likely. We predict the Muslim supremacists will prevail while all others are forced to take their religious cultures and identities further underground.

Iowa: Prominent Muslim Jailed in Halal Fraud Case

The self-proclaimed First Muslim to join Peace Corps is setting a fine example.

Source: USA: Midamar Founder Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison in Halal Meat Case

Bill Aossey, 74, founder of Midamar, was sentenced in federal court Thursday morning on federal fraud charges. The sentence also calls for three years of supervision after release and a $60,000 fine.

During the hearing the judge repeatedly scolded Aossey for committing perjury during his trial in court last year.

Aossey’s conviction originally called for a 9-11 year sentence. The judge cut the sentence due to Aossey’s age of 74 and the unlikeliness that he would commit another offense.

Aossey was convicted by a jury on 15 of 19 federal charges last July involving the sale of misbranded “halal” beef products and falsifying export documents and certificates. Halal meat is specially slaughtered to meat Islamic religious standards.

Judge Linda Reade delayed sentencing at an earlier hearing to read over arguments.

The Aossey family has a rich legacy in Cedar Rapids. Aossey, Sr. father helped establish the Mother Mosque in the early 1900s, which is one of the oldest standing Mosques in North America.


In a separate case involving Aossey’s Midamar, 4 Muslims arrested for smuggling guns to Syria in halal food container.

Univ of Iowa converting offices into gender-segregated mosques for Muslim Brotherhood students (UPDATED)

As we noted previously, the Islamic call to prayer can already be heard in Arabic on the University of Iowa campus.

Source: UI creating prayer rooms primarily for Muslim students h/t Bare Naked Islam

The University of Iowa is re-configuring two former offices in the Iowa Memorial Union to serve as full-time prayer spaces that primarily will serve the university’s Muslim faculty, staff and students.

The decision, made late last year, comes in response to a long-standing request from the university’s Muslim Student Association to offer a centrally located space in which the growing number of Muslims on campus can complete their daily religious obligations.

“The necessity had been well established for a while,” said Tom Rocklin, UI’s vice president for student life. “It was more a question of when the opportunity to do something came up.”

Motier Haskins, faculty adviser for UI’s Muslim Student Association, described the two new prayer rooms — located in Rooms 206 and 208 of the IMU — as a “step in the right direction.”

“(They are) two small but newly carpeted and painted rooms, one for men and one for women located, centrally in the IMU with 24/7 access,” he said.

Each of the rooms provides space for between 15 and 20 people assembling for joint prayer, said Mohammed Ismail, a biochemistry major and event coordinator for the UI Muslim Student Association.

“We’ve very happy what they gave us,” Ismail said. “It’s a big place for the moment, but we may see a need for a bigger room in the future.”

Haskins, a UI clinical associate professor of social work, has tried to find a more permanent prayer site for UI’s Muslim population since he came to the university in 2007. Around that time, UI administrators made Danforth Chapel available for daily prayers, which Haskins said initially seemed an ideal solution.

But after a handful of gatherings, it became obvious the chapel, with benches, an altar and a cross, was anything but a “neutral” religious space. It simply wasn’t going to work for a group whose members spread out rugs and blankets to sit, kneel and stand on during prayers.

A chapel with crosses and other non-Muslim symbols simply wasn’t sharia compliant.

Many Muslim students, faculty and staff report feeling tension on campus as they seek discrete places in which to offer their five daily prayers, at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and night.

Rocklin said that Danforth Chapel continues to be used by a number of other religiously-focused student organizations, and the new prayer rooms will be available to all students as well.

“These rooms are certainly going to be used primarily by Muslim students, but they’re not limited to be used by Muslim students,” Rocklin said.

Haskins said the next challenge will be to locate a larger space for the weekly congregational prayers on Fridays.

The national Muslim Student Association has been working for years with campus organizations to seek various accommodations at public universities across the country.


Islamic Supremacy 1o1 as executed to perfection by the Muslim Brotherhood. The MSA was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada, or MSA (also known as MSA National), was established mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in January 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nyack College theologian Larry A. Poston writes that “many of the founding members of this agency [MSA] were members of, or had connections to,” the Muslim Brotherhood or Jamaat-i-Islami. The three most significant founders of MSA were Hisham al Talib, Jamal Barzinji, and Ahmed Totanji, and all of whom were MB leaders of Iraqi descent. Other noteworthy individuals who served as early co-founders of MSA were Mahboob Khan and Malika Khan.

The creation of MSA resulted from Saudi-backed efforts to establish Islamic organizations internationally in the 1960s, for the purpose of spreading its Wahhabist ideology across the globe.


The MSA is a breeding ground for Islamic terrorists (and legal jihadists):  The growing list of Muslim Student Association (MSA) terrorists.

See sharia creeping in your area, say something by dropping us a note!

Update:

Secular group challenges prayer spaces at UI

A Wisconsin-based secular foundation is calling on the University of Iowa to reconsider a recent decision to set aside full-time prayer spaces on campus.

“This goes beyond any claimed accommodation provided to students,” wrote Patrick Elliott, staff attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, in a letter Friday to UI President Bruce Harreld. “The University may not establish worship and prayer spaces targeted to certain religious persons and practices.”

These rooms are certainly going to be used primarily by Muslim students, but they’re not limited to be used by Muslim students,” Tom Rocklin, UI vice president for student life, told the Press-Citizen in February.

Each room provides space for 15 to 20 people assembling for joint prayer, said Mohammed Ismail, a biochemistry major and event coordinator for the UI Muslim Student Association. When the association uses the rooms for prayer, they separate the male and female participants into different rooms.

“When a government entity like the University of Iowa creates prayer areas for specific religions and imposes religious rules upon students (removing shoes, segregating men and women), it has unconstitutionally entangled itself with religion,” Elliott’s letter states.

“It will not be long before other groups start seeking prayer rooms of their own, and the university will either have to provide those rooms or risk treating certain religious views unequally and violating the First Amendment,” Elliott’s letter states.

What will the end result of this be? The rooms will be labeled non-denominational with no distinguishing features and like in the real world, Muslim supremacists will control it and do as they please. At taxpayer expense.

Iowa: 2 Islamic companies guilty in halal conspiracy

Muslims robbing Muslims. Will the media stammer on about Islamophobia? US companies plead guilty to conspiracy over halal exports – Yahoo News

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Two related companies that distribute and certify halal food products pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to export misbranded beef products for sale in Malaysia, Indonesia and elsewhere.

 Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates, sell misbranded meat and commit wire fraud, among other offenses.

Under the plea agreement, each company must forfeit $600,000 in proceeds derived from the scheme. They could also face a term of probation and an additional fine at sentencing.

U.S. District Judge Linda Reade has rejected the companies’ claims that the charges were regulatory violations that should have been handled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ruling that federal prosecutors didn’t overstep their jurisdiction in bringing the case. However, despite the guilty pleas, the companies can appeal Reade’s decision.

Midamar is a food distributor, while ISA certifies Midamar and other companies’ food products as halal and is one of the few organizations approved to certify beef for import into Malaysia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Both were founded and operated by the Aossey family in Cedar Rapids.

Midamar, a 40-year-old company that’s considered a pioneer in halal foods, issued a statement last week saying that the plea agreements resolve all charges against the companies and executives. Midamar said it has now “taken full responsibility for wrongful conduct” that occurred from 2007 through 2012 and apologized for errors in judgment.

Midamar’s founder, Bill Aossey Jr., was convicted in July of falsifying documents as part of a scheme to export beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn’t meet those countries’ strict standards of religious-based slaughter. He’s in federal custody awaiting sentencing and could face several years in prison; he has asked for a new trial.

Aossey’s sons, Midamar directors Jalel and Yahya “Bill” Aossey, are expected to plead guilty Friday under their own deals, court records show. Yahya Aossey entered the guilty plea Wednesday on behalf of Midamar, while Jalel Aossey pleaded guilty on behalf of Islamic Services of America.

Iowa: First Muslim to join Peace Corps found guilty in halal export scheme

via Midamar founder Aossey found guilty of conspiracy, false statement, wire fraud charges | TheGazette.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Convicted Monday of most charges in a halal beef exporting scheme, Midamar Corp. founder William Aossey Jr. was put in jail while a federal judge considers what to do with the 73-year-old until his sentencing.

Aossey was convicted by a jury on 15 of 19 federal charges involving the sale of misbranded “halal” beef products and falsifying export documents and certificates.

The founder of the Cedar Rapids company, at 1105 60th Ave. S.W., was accused in October 2014 of falsely representing that the beef he was exporting to Malaysia and Indonesia met strict slaughtering standards.

After a trial last week, the jury acquitted him Monday of four charges of money laundering but convicted him on other charges including conspiracy and wire fraud. He could face years in prison when sentenced.

Aossey, who was free during his trial, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals after the government asked for him to remain in jail pending his sentencing. He appeared in leg chains for the detention hearing.

During that hearing, U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade heard testimony about Aossey’s relationships with others charged with crimes — including Ali Al Herz and three of his family members, accused of trying to smuggle guns to Lebanon — and his international ties that pose a flight risk.

Haytham Faraj, Aossey’s attorney, argued his client isn’t charged in the gun smuggling case. Aossey didn’t know that weapons were in a shipping container so it’s “guilt by association” to try to link him to that case, Faraj said.

Months ago, Midamar initiated a clothing drive to collect items for refugees in Lebanon.

Midamar employees testified Monday they boxed up some items for the shipment but didn’t know about the guns and said the container belonged to Ali Al Herz, not Midamar or Aossey.

Cedar Rapids Police Det. John Matias, who is working the gun smuggling investigation, testified Aossey and Ali Al Herz were good friends and that Al Herz had worked at Midamar for several years in the past.

He said Aossey called the freight company, upset, when he learned the container was being searched by authorities. Matias said Aossey called it “my” container.

Matias then identified a photo from a surveillance video that showed Aossey looking in the container that was at Midamar in May. He also walked inside of it.

However, the guns were found hidden within Bobcat skid loaders in the shipment and couldn’t easily be seen.

Michael Hare, an IRS special agent, testified that Aossey showed up after authorities arrived with a search warrant at Midamar in May and was “disrespectful” and “belligerent,” demanding to have agents’ names.

Reade said it was odd Aossey would be so agitated if he didn’t think anything was wrong.

Faraj said it was understandable from Aossey’s perspective because he was trying to do something good by sending relief items to refugees, and being stopped by authorities for an unknown reason.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Murphy admitted there wasn’t direct information tying Aossey to buying or smuggling guns. But he argued it was difficult to believe Aossey didn’t know about it.

Murphy said Aossey couldn’t be “trusted to abide” by the law. He said Aossey had worldwide connections and could leave the country.

Murphy added that Aossey admitted during the beef export trial to breaking the law by telling employees to remove required USDA labels and directing others to falsify export documents.

Faraj argued Aossey’s entire life is in Cedar Rapids — his work and family — and he wouldn’t risk it by leaving the country.

Reade, however, said Aossey will remain in jail until she makes a ruling on whether to release him pending sentencing, which could be, at least, a few months away.

Aossey was found guilty of 15 counts — one count of conspiracy to make false statements, sell misbranded meat and commit mail and wire fraud; seven counts of making or causing false statements to be made on export applications; and seven counts of wire fraud.

Each count of the wire fraud alone calls for up to 20 years.


Aossey’s bio claims he was the “first Muslim-American to join the Peace Corps”. More on the halal fraud, via Understanding Halal Certification Schemes.

 

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