Minnesota: Muslim Charged With Threatening to Kill Att’y General Over Terror Charges

via Man Charged With Threatening Att’y General Over Terror Charges « CBS Minnesota. h/t Jihad Watch

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS.

Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

In reply to a tweet, he also said “the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen.”

According to the complaint, Said also tweeted a photo of the informant who has been supplying the FBI with information on the six men now charged. The tweet has since been removed, but the charges say the FBI captured a screenshot, in which Said is shown calling the informant out as a “snitch.”

Said faces charges of impeding and retaliating against fed law enforcement and of using interstate comment stuns to make threats of injury.

The charges can carry a 10-year sentence upon conviction.

The arrests of the four men sparked many emotions, from sadness to skepticism to anger. And many said they don’t believe these men were really trying to go oversees and fight for ISIS as the FBI claims.

After news of Said’s arrest, Somali Community Advocate Omar Jamal urged others to be patient, denouncing anyone who wants to spread messages of more violence and hatred.

“It’s about a time we work with the government to come up with a solution to save our kids from war in Iraq and Syria, but also from prison,” he said.

Said’s next court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. The western district court of Wisconsin will try the case because it is believed the threat was toward Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney, although the tweet said “U.S. Attorney General.”

Also on Friday, it was reported that one of the two men accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group would be sent to stand trial in Minnesota. A hearing is scheduled in San Diego for the other.


More: “Ill kill for these guys if they don’t free my brothers,” Said wrote in one tweet.

Meanwhile, Somalis rally at Capitol in support of Muslims arrested trying to join Islamic State terrorists.

Texas: Muslim immigrant family charged with killing Iranian woman for converting daughter to Christianity

“These two murders are linked by the belief on the defendant’s part that his honor as a father and a Muslim has been violated by his daughter, who defied his rule and married a Christian man…”

via 3 suspects charged with 2012 shooting death of Iranian activist.

Gelareh Bagherzadeh, Islamic honor killing victim

HOUSTON – Investigators in Houston now say an Iranian activist was gunned down by Jordanian immigrants in 2012 because they believed she helped convert their Muslim daughter to Christianity.

Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a 30-year-old researcher at MD Anderson, was shot to death outside her parents home in the Galleria area.

Ali Irsan, 57, is charged with capital murder in the case. His wife, Shmou Ali Alrawabdeh, and their 21-year-old son, Nasim, are charged with murder.

Bagherzadeh was best friends with Ali Irsan’s daughter and he blamed her when the daughter left home and married a Christian, according to investigators.

“Nesreen Irsan would not succumb to her father’s complete domination and rule of her. And she left his home without his permission and went into hiding,” said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson.

Ali Irsan is also accused of killing his daughter’s husband 10 months after Bagherzadeh was shot to death. Coty Beavers was the twin brother of Bagherzadeh’s boyfriend.

Ali Irsan, left, and Nasim Irsam (Photo: KHOU 11 NEWS)

“These two murders are linked by the belief on the defendant’s part that his honor as a father and a Muslim has been violated by his daughter, who defied his rule and married a Christian man,” said Anderson.

The Irsan’s daughter Nadia is charged with stalking her sister while trying to find out where she and Beavers were living.

As the KHOU 11 News I-Team first reported in 2014, Montgomery County investigators have reopened the 1999 shooting of another of Irsan’s son-in-laws.

According to his death certificate, Amjad Alidam was shot and killed by Irsan. At the time, the case was ruled self-defense.

But Irsan’s daughter and Alidam’s wife, Nesreen, later told police the shooting was staged.

According to a search warrant obtained by the KHOU 11 News I-Team, Nesreen Irsan told investigators that her father lured Alidam to the family s home under false pretenses and then shot Alidam with a shotgun.

Nesreen Irsan said her father then fired a pistol into the wall and placed the gun near Alidam’s body to make it appear that he threatened and fired at Irsan first.

Irsan has not been charged in that case but the investigation continues.

Irsan, his wife and a daughter have been in custody for more than a year, at the center of a massive fraud investigation. That gave prosecutors time to build their case for murder.

“People want justice and they want justice yesterday. But in order for there to be true justice, it does require meticulous work and detail,” said Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

Bagherzadeh’s family released the following statement Wednesday evening: “The family is overjoyed about the latest development in their daughter’s case. They appreciate the tireless efforts of the DA’s office and HPD in Gelareh’s case. Today, they are happy but still extremely sad. They have suffered in the past 39 months and nothing will bring their precious daughter back. Emotions are raw as they relive the the horrific memories.”

Rhode Island: Muslim wants $32K in student loan interest wiped out because sharia forbids

Not sourced from The Onion. via Muslim Student Loan Interest Discount | The Daily Caller. h/t TROP

Steve Rhode, the Get Out of Debt Guy, has advised a Muslim man seeking financial advice not to try to use Islam as a crutch to get out of paying half of what is now a $64,000 student loan debt.

“Dear Steve,” the Seattle, Wash. man going by the name Amir wrote to Rhode in a missive published this week, “I had two citi-student loans and at some point in time within the last 5 years they went to Navient.”

Amir explained that he had unsuccessfully asked the loan servicing company to lower his payoff amount to $32,000, even though the actual amount he owes is $64,000 “because of deferment and interest.”

The dismayed student loan borrower also noted that he “was born into Islam” but only took a serious interest in the religion in 2012. One thing he has learned since then, he said, is that “dealings with interest” are “strictly forbidden” under Islam.

“I am offering to pay off the original amount I owe,” Amir graciously offered. As for the rest, he wants his creditors to acknowledge that his “awareness and conditions have changed” since he accepted the loan.

“Can I get the interest wiped out and close this account and case with just paying the original amount borrowed?” Amir asked.

Rhode then responded by having exactly none of Amir’s plea for a religion-based student loan discount.

“Asking any lender to adjust their terms and conditions after the fact for religious reasons is just not going to happen,” the Get Out of Debt Guy bluntly declared.

Rhode told Amir that the lesson to take from the situation is that “the damage caused by deferment is enormous” because accruing interest “just puts the debt in turbo.”

He also noted that Navient (formerly Sallie Mae) will settle loans but achieving a settlement typically requires either intercession by a debt expert or grave delinquency.

Noting that he has previously written about Islam and debt, Rhode also suggested that Amir’s mosque might be able to provide funding for his loans from Zakat, “obligatory charity for Muslim followers.”

Rhode also explained that an imam advised him that Muslims who choose to borrow with interest “are obligated to repay their entire debt and if they don’t they will prohibited from entering paradise when they die.”


A few threats of jihad or calls from terrorist CAIR and who knows what could happen.

 

Arizona: Somali Muslim rapes woman given to him in an arranged marriage by her parents

Immigration and diversity, ain’t it grand?

via Mohamed S. Abdullahi accused of sexually assaulting young woman forced to marry him – ABC15 Arizona.

PHOENIX – A 30-year-old man is accused of choking and sexually assaulting a young woman who had been married to him in an arranged marriage by her parents.

According to court documents, the victim’s parents married her to Mohamed S. Abdullahi last November without the victim’s knowledge.

The victim learned of the marriage in December and fled the state, returning 15 days later to finish high school.

On April 20, 2015, the victim was taken by her family members, against her will, to Abdullahi’s apartment in east Phoenix.

In a sharia court, she’d be the one charged with a crime. Not the rapist. Her family would then likely have her killed for shaming them. Like other Muslim immigrants have in Arizona, numerous times.

According to the report, Abdullahi punched the victim in the left eye, causing her to fall to the ground.

Abdullahi allegedly climbed on top of the victim, straddling her body with his legs.

The victim screamed and tried to fight Abdullahi and he grabbed her by the throat and choked her, impeding her breathing, according to the documents.

Abdullahi then pulled the victim’s shorts and underwear off and dragged her to the bedroom where he slapped her in the face and bit her in the arm, leaving bite marks, documents state.

According to the report, the victim begged Abdullahi to stop, at which time he sexually assaulted the young woman.

Authorities say Abdullahi held the victim against her will and placed a mattress against the door so the victim could not leave after he fell asleep.

The victim got her tablet from her purse and sent a message to a friend to call police.

When officers arrived, the victim fled the apartment and hid behind the officers.

The next morning, Abdullahi was arrested at his apartment where police found visible injuries to his right hand, his penis and testicles. There were also visible blood stains on his underwear and shirt.

Abdullahi was booked on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, assault and sexual assault.

The victim’s allegations were corroborated with biological and physical evidence taken from the suspect’s apartment, his body and the victim, according to the report.

Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2015

via Christians Pay Islam’s Price for Freedom: Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim.

The New Year began with Muslim gunmen killing a dozen people at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7. The attack was motivated by the publication of unflattering caricatures of Islam’s prophet Muhammad.

Lesser known is that, all throughout the Islamic world, the magazine’s caricatures of Muhammad were blamed on Christianity by Muslims who seem not to realize that the magazine habitually pokes fun at Christ, Moses, and all other religious figures.   In Palestinian territories, for example, protesters held up a sign with images of the Muslim killers behind the Charlie Hebdo massacre; the caption below said “Expect more from the champions of Islam, O you slaves of the Cross” (bold in original Arabic).

Accordingly, Muslims around the Islamic world attacked Christian minorities in the context of “collective punishment.”

In Niger, Muslim mobs, reportedly spurred on by the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, torched approximately 45 Christian churches, a Christian school and orphanage, two nuns’ convents, and pastors’ homes in response to the Muhammad cartoons.  At least 10 people were killed in the clashes; pastors in the capital Niamey said anyone associated with churches—anyone exposed as Christian—was targeted.

According to a nun who escaped the violence, “the intention was to torch all the churches with us inside them” and thus “burn us alive!”  Added the nun: “Boko Haram students believe they must kill Christians in order to take their place in paradise but we won’t surrender to fear because love must prevail over hatred.”

In Pakistan, some 300 Muslim students armed with iron bars and sticks and shouting anti-Christian slogans, attacked a Christian boys’ school in “retaliation” to the Muhammad cartoons, leaving four Christian students injured.  According to eyewitnesses, the three officers deployed to guard the school stood by and watched.

Regarding this attack, Nasir Saeed, director of the NGO Center for Legal Aid Assistance & Settlement, said: “It is very sad that Islamic radicals attack Pakistani Christians because of Charlie Hebdo. Christians condemn the blasphemous cartoons. It is a shame that even after 67 years since the birth of Pakistan, Christians have not yet been considered Pakistani citizens, but are seen as “Western allies”….  Whenever incidents occur in western countries, the faithful Pakistanis are attacked. Christians, who are already living under constant fear for their lives, become even more vulnerable.”

In fact, from an Islamic perspective, peoples are not classified according to nationality but religion.  It is irrelevant that those who insult the prophet of Islam are French, or European, or American.  To Muslims around the world, all those terms are synonymous with “Christians.”  Thus, years before the world heard of “ISIS,” Christian minorities in Iraq were being targeted and killed “over their religious ties with the West.”

The rest of January’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity.

Death and Destruction at Christian Churches

Egypt: The courtyard of St. George the Martyr, a partially constructed Catholic church in Hijazh village, was set on fire by unknown persons on Christmas day (January 7 for Egyptian Christians).  Christian worshipers were planning on praying in the church’s courtyard — since the church building had been left unfinished for 23 years due to Muslim protests—and had furnished the courtyard with chairs and tents.  They “were surprised” to find “flames” engulf much of the courtyard.  In 2010, a wooden church build aside the unfinished church was also burned down, though at that time faulty electricity was blamed.  Pictures can be seen here.   Separately, on January 25— the anniversary of Egypt’s “Arab Spring”—gun shots were fired at the church of St. Raphael the Archangel in Maadi.  Several Coptic Christians were killed, including a child, Mina Rifa’at.  In other areas, such as Beni Suef, security forces closed the streets around the churches to prevent attacks by Muslim Brotherhood affiliated gangs.  According to the local bishop, Antonios Aziz Mina, “clashes occurred between the police and groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, that aim to credit the image of a still destabilized Egypt.”

Italy:  Churches, crosses, and religious statues were attacked in the European, Catholic-majority nation:  On New Year’s Day, a 67-year-old Moroccan man seen mumbling verses from the Koran hurled to the ground and severely damaged five statues and other religious objects in the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cles, Trentino.   He used an iron rod to throw to the ground the statue of the Madonna and Child, the Immaculate, those of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows and the statue of St. Joseph with the Child.  The Koran-quoting vandal also targeted the marble altar and the baptistery—which were shattered—two altars and a large painting of the Assumption.  All damaged items are cataloged at the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Province of Trento.  The man was arrested by police on the charge of aggravated damage.   Then, on January 9, in the chapel of St. Barnabas in Perugia, as a man was kneeling in prayer before a St. Mary statue, while holding the photograph of a loved one, five “foreigners,” described as being of North African descent, attacked him: “The first thing they did was rip the photo from his hands.  Next they unleashed their hatred against the image of the Virgin Mary. They broke the statue to pieces and then urinated on it.” Finally, on January 17, a crucifix was destroyed in Cinisello Balsamo, a municipality in the Province of Milan, in close proximity to a populated mosque.  The municipality’s Councillor, Giuseppe Berlin, did not mince words concerning the identity of the culprit(s): “It’s time to put an end to the do-gooders’ policies of welcoming and integrating by a certain political party.  Before we put a show of unity with Muslims, let’s have them begin by respecting our civilization and our culture. We shouldn’t minimize the importance of certain signals; we must wake up now or our children will suffer the consequences of this dangerous and uncontrolled Islamic invasion.” Continue reading

The growing list of Muslim Student Association (MSA) terrorists – updated

The MSA has a growing list of terrorist alumni as noted in this post, Why Muslim Student Group Concerned the NYPD:

The list is extensive, but among the MSA alumni who went on to terrorist involvement are:

  • Anwar al-Awlaki, an influential American-born al-Qaida cleric who recruited a series of homegrown jihadists before being killed by a U.S. drone strike;
  • Aafia Siddiqui, convicted of attempted murder and assault on U.S. officers and employees in Afghanistan;
  • Zachary Chesser, convicted of attempting to provide material support to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab and soliciting attacks on “South Park” producers for an episode in which the prophet Muhammad was shown in a bear suit;
  • Jesse Morton, convicted with Chesser of threatening the South Park producers with murder;
  • Adam Gadahn, an al-Qaida spokesman who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for treason and material support to al-Qaida;
  • Waheed Zaman, who was convicted of plotting to blow up transatlantic flights;
  • Adis Medunjanin, who is awaiting trial for plotting to bomb New York subways;
  • Ramy Zamzam, who was convicted in Pakistan of conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks;
  • Omar Hammami, who was indicted on charges of providing material support to al-Shabbab and is designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for his terrorist connections;
  • Muhammad Junaid Babar, who pled guilty to his support to al-Qaida; and
  • Syed Hashmi, who pled guilty to providing material support to al-Qaida.

MSA was founded in the United States in 1963 by members of the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood seeks a global Islamic state and has spawned leaders of a series of Sunni terrorist groups, including al-Qaida, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The Muslim Brotherhood motto established by founder Hassan al-Banna is, “God is our objective, the Quran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our way, and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations.”

MSA members remain faithful to Brotherhood ideology. At the closing session of the MSA West conference in January 2011 at UCLA, attendees recited a pledge, “Allah is my lord, Islam is my life, the Quran is my guide, the Sunna is my practice, Jihad is my spirit, righteousness is my character, paradise is my goal. I enjoin what is right, I forbid what is wrong, I will fight against oppression, and I will die to establish Islam.”


Update 1 via the Hayride: h/t terrortrends

  • In June 2006, Ali Asad Chandia, who had served as president of the Montgomery College (Maryland) MSA in 1998 and 1999, was convicted on terror charges as part of a Northern Virginia jihad network; he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for three separate counts of conspiracy and material support to the Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
  • Abdurahman Alamoudi, who served as MSA national president in 1982 and 1983, is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for his extensive international terrorist activities, which included fundraising for al Qaeda.
  • In February 2010, Aafia Siddiqui – a woman who had been captured in 2008 with explosives, deadly chemicals, and a list of New York City landmarks – was convicted of attempting to murder a U.S. Army captain while she was incarcerated and being interrogated by authorities at a prison in Afghanistan. Described variously as “al-Qaeda’s Mata Hari” and “Lady al-Qaeda,” Siddiqui had previously been radicalized by the MSA chapter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied neuroscience.
  • Wael Hamza Julaidan, who served as president of the University of Arizona MSA in the mid-1980s, went on to become one of al Qaeda’s co-founders and its logistics chief. In September 2002, the U.S. governmentlisted Julaidan as a specially designated global terrorist, identifying him as a close associate of Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders, and as a director of the Rabita Trust, which had already been designated a terrorist finance entity that supported al-Qaeda.
  • University of Idaho MSA president Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, who operated nearly a dozen Arabic-language websites for anti-American, pro-suicide-bombing clerics, was accused by federal authorities of using his academic studies as a cover for terrorist support activities. Al-Hussayen wasdeported to Saudi Arabia in June 2004 after agreeing to a deal with federal prosecutors.
  • In December 2009, Howard University dental student Ramy Zamzam, who had served as the president of MSA’s D.C. Council, was arrested in Pakistan along with four other D.C.-area men (all of whom were also active in MSA). All five were charged with plotting to join the Jaish-e-Muhammed terrorist group with plans to attack U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan; all five were convicted in a Pakistani court in June 2010 and sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.
  • Syed Maaz Shah, secretary of the University of Texas-Dallas MSA chapter, was arrested in December 2006, for his involvement in paramilitary training at an Islamic campground, where he was preparing to join the Taliban in order to fight U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Shah was convicted on weapons charges in May 2007.
  • Ziyad Khaleel, president of the Columbia College (Missouri) MSA, was a representative of the Islamic Association for Palestine (a Hamas front). He also registered and operated the English-language website for Hamas, and served as al Qaeda’s chief procurement agent in the United States during the 1990s. Among the items Khaleel purchased was a $7,500 satellite phone for Osama bin Laden. That phone, dubbed by intelligence authorities as the “jihad phone,” was used to plan the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.
  • Anwar Al-Awlaki served as president of the Colorado State University MSA in the early 1990s, and as chaplain of the George Washington University MSA in 2001. In Washington, DC, he delivered sermons that were attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers and by Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. In 2002 Alwaki fled the U.S. for Yemen, where he developed ties to al Qaeda and reportedly played a role in the Fort Hood massacre of 2009, the failedChristmas Day underwear-bomber plot of 2009, and the attempted Times Square bombing of 2010.
  • Carlos Bledsoe, aka Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, was a member of the MSA as a student at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Bledsoe went on to receive terrorist training at a jihadist training camp in Yemen and returned to the US and murdered US Army Private Andy Long outside a Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting office on June 1, 2009.
  • Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, aka Omar Hammami is an American-born member of al Shahab, a Somali Islamic militant group aligned with al Qaeda. Hammami served as president of the MSA chapter at the University of South Alabama.
  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who would later go on to mastermind the September 11th terrorist attacks as the number 3 man in Al Qaeda, was a member of the MSA chapter at North Carolina A&T in 1986.

If anyone knows of other MSA jihadists, let us know and we’ll update the list.

More: Muslim Student Association Pledge of Allegiance: Jihad is my spirit, I will die to establish Islam

Obama sides with Muslims, Turkey – will not label 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide

via Barack Obama will not label 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide | The Guardian.

President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th anniversary of the killings this week.

Officials decided against it after opposition from some at the State Department and the Pentagon.

After more than a week of internal debate, top administration officials discussed the final decision with Armenian-American leaders Tuesday before making it public.

As a senator and presidential candidate, Obama did describe the killings of Armenians as genocide and said the US government had a responsibility to recognise it as such.

As a candidate in January 2008, Obama had pledged to recognize the genocide and at least one of his campaign surrogates, the current US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, recorded a nearly five-minute video at the time imploring Armenian-Americans to vote for Obama precisely because he would keep his word on the issue.

But, Obama has never used that description since taking office, mainly out of deference to Turkey, a key US partner and Nato ally, which is fiercely opposed to the genocide label.

Several US officials said there had been a sharp internal debate over whether to use the 100-year anniversary to call the killings “genocide” and make good on the president’s campaign promise, particularly after Pope Francis used the term earlier this month.

That comment by the pope prompted an angry response from Turkey, which recalled its ambassador to the Vatican over the matter. Several European governments and parliaments are also expected to use the word in discussions of the events 100 years ago.

Some at the State Department, particularly those who deal directly with Turkey and its neighbours in the Middle East, as well as at the Pentagon, argued against using the word, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

They said the damage it would cause to US relations with Turkey at a critical time, notably when Washington needs Ankara’s help in fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, would far outweigh the immediate benefits. The safety of US diplomats and troops in Turkey was also a consideration, the officials said.


Hussein sides again with Muslims including the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood who also Backs Turkey on Armenian Genocide.

 

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