Kentucky: Iraqi refugee who bombed U.S. soldiers loses request to vacate life sentence

The legal jihad continues long after the physical jihad. Technically he didn’t get to appeal, his motion to vacate was dismissed.

Source: Judge says life sentence should stand in Kentucky terror case | Lexington Herald-Leader

An Iraqi refugee and former Bowling Green resident serving a life sentence for terror-related offenses failed to prove his attorney was ineffective in representing him, and his motion to have his life sentence vacated should be dismissed, a federal judge has recommended.

Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 29, has been incarcerated since 2011 on allegations that he attempted to provide weapons and money to terrorists in Iraq while he lived in Bowling Green.

Hammadi pleaded guilty the following year in U.S. District Court to all charges in a 12-count indictment, including a count of conspiring to export surface-to-air missile launcher systems, which netted him the life sentence.

A co-defendant, Waad Alwan, pleaded guilty to similar counts and received a 40-year sentence.

Hammadi appealed for a reduction to his sentence, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit denied his motion.

In 2015, Hammadi moved for his sentence to be vacated on the grounds that he had ineffective assistance of counsel from his court-appointed attorney, James Earhart.

At an evidentiary hearing held in June in Louisville, Hammadi contended that he was advised by Earhart that he would not receive a life sentence if he pleaded guilty, and also claimed that he did not know a life sentence was a possible result of his plea, or else he would not have pleaded guilty.

Hammadi also claimed that Earhart was ineffective for failing to advise him to share information with the government before entering a plea.

The U.S. government responded that Earhart’s decision not to have Hammadi proffer with the government was a strategic move to ensure that federal prosecutors did not have evidence they could use to hamper Hammadi’s ability to testify on his own behalf should the case have gone to trial.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Brent Brennenstuhl wrote in a 37-page opinion on Thursday that Hammadi failed to establish that Earhart was ineffective.

Relying on Earhart’s testimony from the evidentiary hearing, Brennenstuhl found that Hammadi offered no evidence that Earhart advised his client that he would not receive a life sentence if he pleaded guilty.

Hammadi also argued that Earhart was ineffective for failing to prepare for trial, including a failure to interview witnesses and investigate evidence.

In court documents, Hammadi claimed that Earhart should have interviewed Alwan in order to gather evidence about Hammadi’s financial situation as part of his defense, and that Earhart should have called FBI agents who interviewed Hammadi as witnesses at the sentencing hearing.

Federal prosecutors responded that testimony about Alwan’s knowledge of Hammadi’s terrorist activity in Iraq would have blunted any potential benefit of having him testify, and that the FBI agents would have testified that Hammadi was uncooperative and made excuses for his conduct.

“Given this evidence, Earhart was wise not to call to the stand agents who would serve no other purpose than to reinforce the United States’ position,” Brennenstuhl wrote. “Earhart’s actions were not only reasonable, but strategic, and his performance was therefore not deficient.”

This unvetted Iraqi Muslim Refugee Who Bragged About Bombing US Soldiers should never have been allowed into the United States and should be deported rather than spending forty years of taxpayer money recruiting jihadists in prison.

Last week a Somali Muslim refugee lost his latest round of legal jihad as well.

No state in America is immune from the Muslim problem wrought by elected and non-elected officials in the U.S. See what’s happening in your state by using one of the search options in the upper right of any page.


Kentucky: Iraqi Doctor Planted IED’s on Walking Trails, Killed After Altercation with Authorities

Or as his relatives posted, “martyred“…after he tried to grab an officers gun in attempt to escape.

Source: Man in custody killed trying to escape during officers’ search for explosives in woods


A man shot and killed during a confrontation with authorities Thursday night in Harlan County was previously accused of concealing explosives in trail cameras and putting them in the woods.

Mark Sawaf, 39, of Harlan had been indicted by a federal grand jury in July and was scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 13, according to court documents. He was ordered to remain in custody until trial and was indicted on eight charges, including owning and making unregistered destructive devices.

ATF had received information that Sawaf had placed more explosives in the woods and had gone with him to find them, Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs said Friday. ATF asked Lexington police and fire officials for help because of “an expanded area” that needed to be searched and the scale of the operation, state police said. The state police hazardous devices unit was also asked to assist.

Sawaf died at the scene, according to state police and the Harlan County coroner’s office.

The group had found several trail cameras in the woods before the shooting, and bomb technicians searched the area Friday for more explosives, Jacobs said. Trail cameras are usually affixed to trees and are motion-activated to take photos of deer and other animals, but Sawaf allegedly had modified some with explosive material.

“It’s going to be a very big task for us to try to locate these trail cameras; it’s such a safety concern for individuals here in the Harlan community,” Jacobs said.

In May, a man lost multiple fingers and suffered injuries to his chest when a trail camera exploded, according to court documents. The man had gotten the cameras from someone who’d found them on a trail near Red Dog Road in Harlan County.

“The portrait the evidence paints of Sawaf is of a dangerously duplicitous individual — loving and caring to those who know him, but a secretive and anonymous explosives manufacturer whose devices are left for any hapless member of the public to find and trigger with serious resulting injuries,” according to the findings in the detention order.

Eric Perry, a team leader who worked with Sawaf, said Sawaf grew up in Michigan and moved to Harlan with his family after high school.

Sawaf got along with co-workers at the office, but did not associate with them outside work, Perry said.

Sawaf was extremely socially liberal and was an atheist — not mainstream views in Harlan, Perry said.

Before Sawaf’s June arrest, he had been investigated for using exploding targets, but it was determined that he was using the devices legally, according to court documents.

More than a decade before Sawaf’s arrest, his father, Ali Sawaf, was convicted on eight charges related to distribution of OxyContin and other painkillers. At the time of his conviction in 2002, Ali Sawaf was a urologist in Harlan County.

The case was one of the first in Eastern Kentucky against a doctor for overprescribing OxyContin after abuse of the drug exploded in the region beginning in the late 1990s.

Was he really a liberal and an atheist? Not according to Sawaf’s father and other relatives who considered him a Muslim, via Muslim Doctor In The United States Designs Very Sophisticated IED Explosives And Places Them Under The Ground In Kentucky To Slaughter Random Americans.

Little scant coverage has been given to the story of doctor Mark Samir Sawaf. He was a LPCC Psychotherapist in Kentucky USA. This was his public image. His private life was more sinister than you can imagine. What the media is not telling you about this case was that Sawaf was a Muslim and a terrorist before he was gunned down in Kentucky for an alleged crime. Samir Sawaf set up IED’s  and pipe bombs in Kentucky, USA. While his story gained local coverage in Kentucky, the reason is that the media forgot to tell the public that the family stems from Karbala, Iraq, the land of terrorism and IEDs, the Sawafs were welcomed to the land of ‘the candy shop’: USA.

It even gets more puzzling for westerners who are not able to sift things Muslim. The Sawafs are Shiites and these even hate ISIS. But even hating ISIS and hating Sunni terrorists does not immune a Muslim from being a lone-wolf. It matters nothing even if they drink or sleep around. Samir Sawaf had set up several explosives, not only in cameras, but also hidden PVC pipe bombs hidden and rigged with trip wires… Some were designed so they would explode when someone placed batteries inside; others were booby trapped with a trip wire leading to the camera. Sawaf booby trapped cameras like this one so they would explode when you put batteries in.

His actions were not classified as ‘terrorist’ since there was no evidence he belonged to ISIS or was ‘radicalized’ as they say. Sawaf after all was Shiite, not Sunni. Sawaf was arrested in June, the result of a joint investigation by federal and local law enforcement. He then tricked law enforcement to show them where he had set up his IEDs. They never recovered all of the IEDs and ATF found some of what he hid in the woods and sounded the alarms and issued a massive warnings to the public. Why they sent the warnings was simple; while on that trip back to Harlan County where police were hoping he would reveal the locations of any unexploded traps, he tried to grab an officer’s weapon in an attempt to escape and was ‘martyred’ in August.

See: US Attorney: Mark Sawaf tried to grab officers gun in attempt to escape

Why do I say ‘martyred’? The media doesn’t tell you that his relatives back in Iraq say so. One family condolences to his father says:

“may Allah reside him with all the martyrs in heaven and increase your faith”.

He was to many in his family a ‘martyr’ not a criminal. His father, also a medical doctor, Ali Sawaf on September 3rd posted on his timeline in memory (in English of course) with his son’s photo and a rose that says (in Arabic of course): “O Allah. Islam is my religion”:

Ali Sawaf told WKYT that he didn’t see what the big deal was about his son planting bombs in the first place…


Kentucky: Muslim woman called for terror attacks in US, arrested

Source: Kentucky woman arrested over alleged ISIS connections

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – 55-year-old Maysville resident Marie A. Castelli has been arrested for allegedly promoting ISIS and calling for terrorists attacks in the U.S.

The FBI arrested Castelli after she allegedly advocated online for terrorist attacks in the U.S. and promoted ISIS propaganda through her social media accounts.

Maysville Police say federal authorities detained Castelli close to her home while walking her dogs on West Second Street on Thursday afternoon.

Castelli was booked into the Boone County Jail Thursday. Friday, she was released to the United States Marshal’s Office of Kentucky.

The FBI tells WKYT Castelli appeared before a federal judge Friday for arraignment. The court ordered Castelli detained pending any further orders of the court.

Friday night, neighbors told us they’re used to seeing Castelli outside, often walking around in downtown Maysville. One of them, Herbert Freeman, says there’s no way his neighbor is a threat.

“I always work on the theory that you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat animals, and how animals treated them, so I liked her right away, and she liked me,” Freeman said. “I don’t know much about her, but the person I know doesn’t sound like she’s any sort of a terroristic threat to anybody.”

WKYT first met Castelli last October, when she talked to us about her neighbor, Lori Doppelheuer. Doppelheuer and her three boys died in a fire, one day before federal agents accuse Castelli of posting threatening material.

Doppelheuer’s fiance talked to WKYT off camera Friday night. He says Castelli came over to the family’s home almost every day, as they considered her a friend. He says he doesn’t think the charges against Castelli have anything to do with the deadly fire.

The FBI says there is no current threat to public safety based on this arrest. They also say this is not related to the upcoming anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Castelli is due back in court on October 27th at 10:30 a.m. before a federal judge in Covington. Her trial is scheduled for November 7th at 9:30 a.m. The trial is expected to last 12 days.

Kentucky: Erlanger Residents Edgy Over Halal Meat Market (Video)

And grocer fears Muslim backlash is the cause of complaints. Kuffarphobia v. Islamophobia. You know who wins that every time.

Source: WKRC  h/t Iron Burka

“The Muslim people have to eat Halal meat. It’s called Halal meat. The Halal it’s a way to kill the animal. It’s a different way than the Christian do or the Jewish do,” said co-owner Mohamed Ahmed.

Thursday, Feb. 4, Erlanger’s city administration told Ahmed that some residents had complained about odors and noise. However, city administrator Marc Fields told Local 12 News there wasn’t any noise or odor coming from the store when he visited Wednesday, Feb. 3. Ahmed is suspicious that some of the complaints have to do with the Arabic writing on the sign in front of his store.

“Yesterday I find the lady outside taking a picture of the store and I asked her what she was doing there and she said, ‘OK you guys are killing animals here,’ and she left,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed has a permit for custom processing of meat from the USDA so he said he isn’t violating any rules by butchering animals in the store. Eddie Reeves lives across the street from the grocery.

Quite a defense by WKRC in Cincinnati.

If your area is a growing Muslim hotspot, they’ll be slaughtering animals while screaming allah akbar there soon too. Many examples of halal problems in the U.S. in our archives here.

Related: If you’ve never seen Islamic ‘halal’ slaughter, force yourself to watch this, then share it with those who haven’t


Terrorists Have Already Used Refugee Program to Settle in U.S.

But that doesn’t deter the psychopathic despot in the White House, via: ABC NewsTerrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US –

Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. Both pleaded guilty to terror-connected charges after trying to acquire heavy weapons while in America’s heartland.

The 2013 ABC News investigation also revealed that several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted U.S. troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the U.S. as Iraq and Afghanistan War refugees, among the tens of thousands of innocent immigrants.

The Obama administration insists now that Syrian refugees are subjected to intense vetting before they’re allowed to settle in the U.S. and that a vast majority of the millions of refugees the U.S. has resettled since the 1970s are normal, peaceful people, but the program has had serious security problems before. In 2009, a flaw in background screening of Iraqi refugees allowed the two al Qaeda-linked terrorists to settle in Bowling Green and led to a temporary suspension of the refugee program, officials told ABC News in a 2013 investigation.

The two men, Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, were caught on surveillance video in 2010 in a storage locker in Kentucky handling heavy weapons, including a Russian-made machine gun and a Stinger missile launcher, which the FBI said the men thought would be smuggled to insurgents in Iraq.

An FBI agent assigned to the sting operation that eventually nabbed Alwan and Hammadi told ABC News for its original report that Alwan had bragged to an informant about killing American soldiers in Iraq.

“He said he had them ‘for lunch and dinner,'” FBI Louisville Supervisory Special Agent Tim Beam told ABC News in 2013.

In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.

The U.S. takes in as many as 70,000 refugees from around the world every year – a vast majority of whom are never deemed national security threats — and the White House recently announced it plans to increase that to 100,000 per year by 2017.

Tuesday senior Obama administrations official defended the U.S. refugee program, saying those coming into the states are subjected to “the most rigorous screening and security vetting of any category of people entering the United States.”

Tweeting today, President Obama said, “We will provide refuge to at least 10,000 refugees fleeing violence in Syria over the next year after they pass the highest security checks. Here, our focus is giving safe haven to the most vulnerable Syrians – women, children, and survivors of torture. Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That’s not who we are. And it’s not what we’re going to do.”

Obama is not who we are. He is not American. He doesn’t hold any American value to be true. He is the greatest threat to American. He is our greatest enemy. But we know that because he warned us:

Readers from back in 2011 may remember:

Kentucky: 2 Muslim “refugees” from Iraq charged with terrorism

Kentucky: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country as Refugees

Feds failed to connect dots allowing Iraqi jihadi into U.S.


Kentucky: Six Muslims arrested – used smoke shops as synthetic drug marts

Yes, Louisville is a refugee resettlement site.

Source: Six suspects accused of selling illegal drugs in Louisville smok – WDRB 41 Louisville News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Six suspects accused of selling illegal drugs inside four Louisville smoke shops appeared before a judge Monday morning for the first time.

WDRB spent six months investigating this story, and at one of the shops in question, we found an illegal drug.

The six men accused of selling and trafficking synthetic drugs are Naser Alfawair, Mohammed Faory, Thamir Faory, Fadi Faouri, Mohammed Kassim, and Shadi Alfaouri.

The men all work, manage or own four shops in Louisville. That includes Shop Today Smoke Shop on Hunsinger Lane, Shop Today Two on South Hurstbourne Lane, Hubbly Bubby on Bardstown Road, and VIP Smoke Shop on South Third Street.

Last month, WDRB brought you our undercover investigation where we bought an illegal liquid spice known as “Bizarro” from the Shop Today Smoke Shop. We had the liquid tested, and it had a chemical inside called AB-Pinica, which is banned by the DEA.

The chemicals are dangerous, and teens ingesting the liquid often end up in the hospital.

LMPD was also investigating, and busted the four shops.

“We recovered some liquid spice,” said LMPD Detective Steve Healey. “We recovered some solid spice, large amounts of cash, and some firearms.”

The six men accused are charged with trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal syndication (engaging in organized crime), criminal simulations, and unlawful use or investment of drug-related income.

They were indicted last week by a Grand Jury.

Several pages of Creeping Sharia posts on Louisville – all kinds of Muslim problems there, including 2 Muslim “refugees” from Iraq charged with terrorism.

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Sen. Rand Paul to investigate Muslim immigration problems, calls for restriction from Muslim nations

A discussion on ending refugee resettlement of Muslims is also in order, as is deporting sharia and jihad espousing Muslims. via Rand Paul: Restrict Immigration from Muslim Nations.

HOUSTON, Texas — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview here that he wants to restrict immigration from predominantly Muslim countries after the Chattanooga, Tennessee, terrorist attack.

Paul said in an interview backstage at a rally his presidential campaign is holding inside the Hyatt Regency here in downtown Houston:

I’m very concerned about immigration to this country from countries that have hotbeds of jihadism and hotbeds of this Islamism. There was a program in place that Bush had put in place—it stood for entry-exit program from about 25 different countries with a lot of Islamic radicals, frankly. I think there does need to be heightened scrutiny. Nobody has a right to come to America, so this isn’t something that we can say ‘oh their rights are being violated.’ It’s a privilege to come to America and we need to thoroughly screen those who are coming.

The alleged shooter in the Chattanooga incident—which claimed the lives of four U.S. marines, whom he allegedly murdered in the terror attack—was named Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The 24-year-old was born in Kuwait and immigrated to the United States before he opened fire in Chattanooga, killing four Marines.

Paul also told Breitbart News about another similar incident regarding foreigners from the Middle East who were placed in Kentucky via immigration programs for refugees—and tried to, before getting caught, buy military grade missiles. Paul said:

In my hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, we had two Iraqi refugees who were let into our country who were plotting to buy stinger missiles a few years ago, but they got arrested and put in jail. But I think we’re doing the wrong thing by just having this open door policy to bring in people without significant scrutiny. I’m for increasing scrutiny on people who come on student visas from the 25 countries that have significant jihadism. Also, any kind of permanent visas or green cards, we need to be very careful. I don’t think we’re being careful enough with who we let in.

Paul added that he’s planning to, via his position in the U.S. Senate, investigate Muslim immigration problems. Paul is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management and is also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“I’m going to have our subcommittee and maybe committee in Homeland Security look into whether or not we could reinstitute this NSEERS [National Security Entry Exit Registration System] program—it was entry-exit program that was heightened scrutiny for 25 predominantly Muslim countries that have significant jihadist movements and anti-American sentiment in their country,” Paul said. “We need increased scrutiny on those countries before those people come to our country to visit or permanently. We have to have heightened scrutiny.”

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