Kansas, South Carolina on Pentagon shortlist to receive Gitmo terrorists

Your state may also be on the list.

“We will also be assessing other sites in the coming weeks,” Pentagon chief Ashton Carter added.

And once liberal judges release them from U.S. prisons, their whereabouts in the U.S. will be unknown…until they strike again.

via Pentagon assessing US options for Guantanamo detainees.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, part of the Obama administration’s controversial push to close the detention center.

Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said a team was surveying the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth on Friday and will do a similar assessment at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston later this month. Davis said the team will assess the costs associated with construction and other changes that would be needed in order to use the facility to house the detainees as well as conduct military commission trials for those accused of war crimes.

The closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center has been a top priority for President Barack Obama, who pledged on his first day in office to shut it down. But that effort has faced persistent hurdles, including staunch opposition from Republicans and some Democrats in Congress and ongoing difficulties transferring out the dozens of detainees who have been cleared to leave.

The latest surveys come a week after a draft Pentagon plan to provide potential locations for the detainees was stymied when the administration said the Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois was off the table, according to officials. The draft plan had focused largely on Thomson and Charleston, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The officials said that early versions of the Pentagon report had made it clear that Thomson and Charleston were the most viable choices based on costs and the timeline needed to renovate the facilities to the maximum security levels required. Officials have acknowledged, however, that there were divisions within the Pentagon and across the administration over which military and federal facilities to highlight and how many options to assess and include in the report.

At the Aspen Institute’s recent national security conference in Colorado, Lisa Monaco, Obama’s homeland security adviser, said the administration wants to move out the 52 detainees. But, she added, “That doesn’t mean just unlocking the door and having someone go willy-nilly to another country. … It means a painstaking establishment of security protocols that would govern the transfer of that individual.”

Davis said that there are other sites, in addition to those in Kansas and South Carolina, that the team will visit. Although previous surveys and reviews have been done of many of the prison facilities, Davis said the latest visits are aimed at getting consistent evaluations and establishing a baseline of information.

While the team is looking first at some military detention centers, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is also identifying potential civilian facilities.

Congressional opposition has been fierce.

Both the House and Senate versions of the 2016 defense policy bill maintain prohibitions on transferring detainees to U.S. facilities. The Senate legislation, however, states that the restrictions could be lifted if the White House submits a plan to close the facility and the plan is approved by Congress. House and Senate negotiators are working to reconcile the two bills.

Lawmakers from Kansas on Friday quickly denounced the survey.


“As long as this detention facility remains open, it will remain a rallying cry for jihadi propaganda,” Carter said.

If this oath breaker thinks Gitmo is a jihadi rallying cry, what does he think Ft. Leavenworth or any other U.S.-based prison would be?

Kansas: Muslim stepmom of Garland terrorist won’t say attack was “right or wrong”

Hmm. That’s a tough one. If you are Muslim…or a member of the MSM. She’d rather question the First Amendment of the United States Constitution…in favor of the sharia. via Overland Park man is shocked at news of son’s involvement in Garland, Texas, assault | The Kansas City Star.

[Azam] Soofi’s wife, Nadia Azam, who later came to the door, spoke at a frustrated pitch, not at all excusing her stepson’s actions on Sunday, she said, but raising questions about the purpose of the cartoon contest.

“My question is,” she said, “what did they (the event organizers) get out of this? How was this event a productive thing for either now or in the future? How was this productive for the average U.S. citizen? Can you answer that one question? How does it make America a better place? This is what I want to know.”

Two dead jihadis make it a better place. Muslims and those who aid and abet them trying to enforce Islamic sharia blasphemy laws does not.

She said it was not for her to judge whether the event was designed as an expression of free speech or to incite.

“That’s for scholars to debate,” she said. “But when you beef up security so much, you know that what you’re doing is either illegal or immoral.”

“He didn’t have to do it,” she said of Nadir Soofi’s actions. “I’m not defending him. I’m not saying what he did was right or wrong. But how was this event productive? What did it accomplish?”

Why won’t she say it was wrong?

Kansas City: Terror-tied ICNA Holds Global Dawah Day (VIDEO)

Meanwhile, Clear Channel refuses to display The Truth About Mohammed. via causingfitna.

The Kansas City area chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America ICNA-KC took part in the 2015 Global Dawah Day on June 20th. Mansoor Ali Syed, an organizer for multiple past ICNA-KC events also attended, and passed out what they call “one minute cards” that give a brief description of Islam and Prophet Mohammed.

We had a chance to speak with Mansoor Ali Syed at this years Global Dawah Day in Kansas City as seen in the ideo below.

Mansoor Ali Syed is from India but now lives in Olathe, KS. He attended the University of East London. In 2014 he traveled to India as a representative of Helping Hand USA as seen pictured below.

Mansoor Ali Syed of Olathe, KS pictured above in a facebook post by Khalid Mubashir-ul-Zafar, president of Jamaat-e-Islami’s Hyderabad unit. Now if you watched the video from the 2015 dawah day at the Plaza, you may have picked up on the fact that Mansoor did not want to volunteer much info on the Muslim Brotherhood or SHARIA law for that matter. These pictures showing Mansoor’s affiliations should raise a red flag for anyone with an ounce of sense……

For any Kansas City resident that is wondering who is pushing Islam at the plaza, you may be interested to know about their Jamaat e Islami Hind affiliations, and you can read a bit more about the JIH here.


For more on the growing jihadi network in the KC area, follow @causingfitna.

 Related:

New York: Muslim Org ICNA Scrubs Leader Accused War Crimes From Its Web Page

New York: Muslim who wanted to kill Americans spoke for Islamic “charity” ICNA

ICNA’s “Shariah For America” Campaign Hides Extremist Beliefs

Kansas: Muslim to plead guilty in suicide bomb plot at Wichita airport

via Man accused of bomb plot at Kansas airport to change plea

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport told a federal court Friday that he intends to change his not-guilty plea.

A docket notation shows the change-of-plea hearing for Terry L. Loewen is set for Monday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Monti Belot in Wichita.

Loewen, a former avionics technician, was arrested in December 2013 after authorities said he tried to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, now called the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. He is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to use an explosive device to damage property and attempting to give material support to al-Qaida.

Defense attorney John Henderson did not immediately respond to an email seeking about the development. The U.S. attorney’s office declined comment.

Prosecutors have alleged in court filings in the case that Loewen planned a suicide bomb attack aimed at inflicting “maximum carnage” that would have killed and injured hundreds of people during the busy holiday travel season. The final plan — hatched in an undercover scheme with two FBI agents posing as co-conspirators — was to detonate the device between terminals and Loewen would die as a martyr, prosecutors said.

Early on, Loewen’s defense team raised the issue of possible government entrapment, but their myriad of court filings to get charges dismissed or evidence thrown out have failed. Prosecutors have argued that Loewen was “well on his way” to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities began investigating him.

His case is among others in Kansas and around the country in which the government has used sting operations to thwart would-be domestic terrorist attacks.

In April, John T. Booker was arrested while allegedly trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van near the Fort Riley military base in Kansas. A Topeka man, Alexander E. Blair, was later charged with conspiring with Booker.

In Chicago, a Lebanese immigrant pleaded guilty to two explosives counts and was jailed for placing a backpack he thought held a bomb by a crowded bar near Wrigley Field. And in another Chicago case, a U.S. citizen is accused of attempting to set off what he thought was a car bomb outside a bar in 2012.


Backstory on the convert to Islam who understands the tenets of his religion, Wichita Airport Bomb-Plotter Wanted to Be “Obedient Slave of Allah”.

 

Video: Islamic Center of Lawrence, Kansas – raising money for Islamic jihad

Circa 1988. h/t @CausingFitna

“we have some Muslim Americans who have shared have volunteered themselves and have come over there and now they are sharing in jihad and they were trained on how to use weapons and they are sharing with their brothers mujahideen…it is part of our religion to perform jihad…we are seeking it, we are seeking martyrdom…”


Nothing has changed. Muslims living in the U.S. were funding jihad and were leaving the U.S. to wage jihad in the 1980’s (likely earlier) just as they do now. 

Kansas: Fort Riley Jihad Plotter Taught by ISNA Imam Assigned by the FBI

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via Islamic leader tried to mentor terror suspect.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – John T. Booker Jr. Is being charged with plotting a suicide bomb attack on Fort Riley. Booker Jr. Also goes by the name Muhammad Abdullah Hassan. Prosecutors say he told an FBI informant he wanted to kill Americans on behalf of ISIS.

“It’s had a shocking affect,” Omar Hazim has been the Imam at the Islamic center of Topeka for more than 25 years.

Last year the FBI reached out to him, after Booker Jr posted his terrorist intentions on Facebook.

They asked him to help show and explain to Booker Jr. the true Islamic beliefs, “it’s a message of love and tolerance, it’s a message of mercy and respect and forgiveness.”

Hazim then got Booker Jr. Involved in Friday prayers and Sunday prayer classes, teaching the history and beliefs of Islam.

“I wanted to do what I could to try and unravel those ideas and show him over and over and over again what the holy Koran says about acts of terrorism,” says Hazim.

But even with the almost a year of teachings, Booker Jr. still followed through with his initial intentions, going against everything the Islamic community believes. “It’s completely contrary to everything that the Koran teaches and it’s contrary to our life style here,” says Hazim.

Hazim says the community will continue to pray and are glad that no one at Fort Riley or Booker Jr. Was hurt.

 More via FBI Attempt to De-Radicalize Kansas Jihadist Fails – Now What? | causingfitna.

A Kansas Muslim leader is claiming he was assigned by the FBI to try and de-radicalize the man who recentlly tried to bomb Fort Riley for Allah. The video can be seen below along with more footage of the Topeka Muslim leader at a press conference in Topeka, KS defending Sharia Law.

There is much more to this story when you consider Imam Omar Hazim’s association with groups like the Midland Islamic Council……. a story for another day……

…in the opinion here at Causing Fitna, this is some really dumb sh%^……


Hazim is blatantly lying to the media – as permitted in Islam – and they don’t even bother to fact check him on his statements. But many others have and the verdict ain’t pretty for non-Muslims.

What About the Good Verses in the Quran?

…there is nothing positive in the Quran for non-Muslims. Period. And there are 527 verses in the Quran that are intolerant to non-Muslims, 109 verses calling on Muslims to make war on non-Muslims.

More via The “Good” in the Koran

The Koran addresses three audiences-Muslims, kafirs and humanity as a whole. In looking for the good, we cannot use verses that advocate good for Muslims, such as a Muslim should not kill another Muslim as kafirs are not Muslims.

Kafirs have many names-unbeliever, infidel, polytheist, agnostics, atheist, and apostate. Every verse that deals with kafirs is negative and/or violent.


Is it any wonder why Booker aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan was more inspired to wage jihad after receiving direct instruction from an imam of the unindicted co-conspiring ISNA who taught Hassan the Koran?

A year ago, the FBI assured the public and the military that Hassan was not a threat.

 

Kansas: Muslim Arrested in Suicide Bomb Plot at Fort Riley

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan wanted to become a martyr and die for Islam and the Islamic State. Curiously, many news outlets and even the DOJ are only referring to him as John T. Booker.

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Mohammed Abdullah Hassan

 

via A 20-year-old [MUSLIM] US man was arrested for plotting a suicide bombing at a Kansas Army base

A 20-year-old US man was arrested in Kansas on Friday for allegedly plotting a suicide bombing at the US Army base Fort Riley, the Justice Department said.

John T. Booker, who goes by the name “Mohammed Abdullah Hassa,” previously tried to join the US Army, but was denied entry because of internet posts about “jihad,” the BBC reports.

Booker faces three federal charges that can bring up to life in prison for planning to detonate a car bomb in order to support the Islamic State militant group.

Here’s the full report from the Department of Justice:

a Topeka, Kansas, man has been charged in federal court with attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kansas.  The defendant was arrested as part of an FBI investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert.

John T. Booker Jr., 20, of Topeka, Kansas, was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed today with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives), one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Booker is expected to make an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree of the District of Kansas in federal court in Topeka.

Booker was arrested this morning near Manhattan, as he completed his final preparations to detonate a vehicle bomb targeting U.S. military personnel.

“As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S. military personnel on U.S. soil purportedly in the name of ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

The complaint alleges Booker told another person “that detonating a suicide bomb is his number one aspiration because he couldn’t be captured, all evidence would be destroyed, and he would be guaranteed to hit his target.”  Booker identified Fort Riley as a good target, “because the post is famous and there are a lot of soldiers stationed there,” the complaint alleges.

It is alleged that since March 2015, Booker plotted to construct an explosive device for an attack on American soil.  It is alleged he repeatedly stated that he desired to engage in violent jihad on behalf of ISIL.  Over a period of months, he took a series of actions to advance his plot.  As alleged in the complaint, Booker assisted in acquiring components for a vehicle bomb, produced a propaganda video, rented a storage locker to store components for the explosive device, identified Fort Riley as the target and talked about his commitment to trigger the device himself and become a martyr.

FBI Evidence Response Teams are executing search warrants related to the case.

If convicted, Booker would face a maximum penalty of life in prison.


More: Kansas [MUSLIM] man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance.

His arrest came behind the wheel of a van he belived was packed with 1,000 pounds of explosive.

Last year FoxNews.com reported exclusively that Booker was under investigation for threatening online to commit a “Fort Hood-inspired” act of terror just weeks away from reporting for basic training.

The military learned of his radicalism – which had apparently been on display for months in online posts where he praised Usama bin Laden and pledged to die for radical Islam.

via 2nd Kansas Man arrested in [MUSLIM] ISIS-Inspired Ft. Hood-Type Attack Plot – ABC News.

A second man, Alexander E. Blair, 28, was charged with failing to report a felony.

Booker enlisted on Feb. 7, 2014, and was due to ship to basic training on April 7, 2014. However, his enlistment was terminated on March 24, 2014, at the request of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command because of Booker allegedly making statements that he intended to harm federal personnel.

Since then, he developed a plan to launch a car bomb attack on a military installation in Kansas, prosecutors allege. Blair was aware of the plot and loaned Booker money so he could rent a storage unit where he could store materials for a bomb, according to the indictment.

He’s the latest alleged ISIS sympathizer nabbed by the FBI following a string of arrests involving Americans allegedly plotting to join the terror group overseas or launch attacks on their behalf here in the U.S.

It was not immediately clear if Booker or Blair had attorneys.

Booker came to the FBI’s attention after an unidentified citizen complained to federal authorities about messages he had posted on his Facebook page.

“Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush!!” he allegedly posted on March 19, 2014. “I am so nervous. NOT because I’m scared to die but I am eager to meet my lord.”

The next day, FBI agents approached Booker and interviewed him, according to court documents. In that interview, he admitted he enlisted in the U.S. Army months earlier with the intent to commit an insider attack on American forces like the Ft. Hood in 2009, when Maj. Nidal Hassan killed 13 and injured dozens more, court documents show.

Seven month later, an FBI informant began engaging with Booker, and during those conversations Booker “repeatedly expressed his desire to engage in violent jihad on behalf of [ISIS],” the FBI alleges in court documents.

Specifically, on Oct. 10, 2014, Booker told the FBI informant he “joined the United States Army” and “was going to go in there and kill the American soldier,” the court documents say.

Booker said he did not want to kill “privates” but hoped to target someone with power, federal authorities allege.

In the past month, with the FBI informant and another FBI cooperator, Booker made two of his own propaganda videos on behalf of ISIS, saying in one: “This message is to America. … Today we will bring the Islamic State straight to your doorstep,” court documents say.

At around the same time, Booker and at least one of the FBI informants allegedly began acquiring components for a bomb. The plan was for Booker to drive the bomb Fort Riley, Kansas, where he would detonate it, according to court documents.

Booker was arrested earlier today outside the military installation, as he was “making final connections” to what he thought was a car bomb, the documents say.

He chose Fort Riley “because the post is famous and there are a lot of soldiers stationed there,” the Justice Department alleges.

Exactly a week ago, FBI agents arrested a Philadelphia woman for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the group now so infamous for its brutal propaganda videos and the havoc it’s wreaking in war-torn Syria and Iraq. The day before, the FBI field office in New York announced it has arrested two ISIS-inspired women for plotting to detonate a bomb inside the United States.

The week before, two cousins — one of them a current member of the Illinois National Guard — were arrested in Chicago for allegedly trying to launch ISIS-inspired attacks in the U.S. and overseas.

A week earlier, a U.S. Air Force veteran, 28-year-old Tairod Pugh of New Jersey, was indicted for his own ISIS-inspired plans. On his laptop, FBI agents allegedly discovered more than 180 jihadist propaganda videos.

In February, three New York City men were arrested on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS but also expressed willingness to carry out attacks on the terror group’s behalf in the U.S.

Over the past two years, nearly 50 Americans have been charged with trying to join ISIS or are suspected of taking action inspired by the group.


 

 

 

 

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