Massachusetts: Muslim prison chapel used to preach jihad; set up power structure over other inmates

But the feds found no wrongdoing!!!

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Source: FOX25 Investigates: “Jihad” preached inside state prison | FOX25

BOSTON – Six inmates at MCI Norfolk are facing discipline after a probe into information that some convicts at the prison’s Muslim chapel were preaching jihad speeches by a former Al Qaeda recruiter, FOX25 Investigates has learned.

FOX25 confirmed a report that inmates used recordings from Al Qaeda recruiter and U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed years ago in a drone strike, to preach jihad to others at the state prison.

The state Department of Correction has confirmed six inmates who attended the prison’s Muslim chapel are facing discipline for setting up a structure of power over other inmates, requiring uniforms and demanding contracts of allegiance.

Martin Horn, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who once led New York City’s prison system and set up an intelligence center on Rikers Island, said law enforcement officials need to look at more than just the jihad preaching.

“You want to begin to look at, for example, their phone calls. You want to look at the records of who’s sending money to their account,” Horn told FOX25 Investigative Reporter Eric Rasmussen via Skype. “If one were going to try to recruit individuals to engage in the kinds of terrorist activities that most concern us, what better place to look for recruits than inside a prison?”

In a statement to FOX25, the state Department of Correction said, “It was determined that the ‘jihad’ that was being preached was in the context of personal spiritual struggle with regard to oneself, as opposed to a war against non-believers.”

A DOC spokesman said there is “no evidence that their unauthorized activities were being used as a recruiting tool for any extremist ideology.”

But Horn also says there’s good reason to investigate.

“Well, look, first of all, prisoners come out. Eventually, they’re all coming out to the community,” Horn told FOX25 Investigates. “And we know from several experiences that, often times, they can influence activities that occur on the outside.”

The Department of Correction confirms it consulted with federal law enforcement on the investigation but told FOX25 Investigates it found nothing illegal.

The six medium-security inmates, who have not been identified, are still facing discipline because prison rules forbid setting up any kind of hierarchy – like a gang – regardless of religion.


Video at the link above.

Why do they even have a separate Muslim chapel?

Boston: Three Muslims Convicted in $28,000,000 Tobacco, Tax Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

No word on their immigration status.  Source: Norwood Business Operator Gets Prison Time for Tobacco Tax Fraud and Money Laundering – Norwood, MA Patch

BOSTON, MA — The operator of a Norwood business was sentenced to prison Monday for illegally selling tobacco products and laundering the proceeds.

Muhammad Saleem Iqbal, 53, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 42 months in prison, two years of supervised release and restitution of $28,027,946, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The court also ordered forfeiture of hundreds of thousands of dollars in tobacco products and over $150,000 belonging to Iqbal and the tax-evading wholesale tobacco business in which he engaged. In May, 2016, he pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Massachusetts of wholesale tobacco taxes and to filing a false personal income tax return.

Iqbal and a business partner operated a wholesale business under the name “Pick N Dip,” in Norwood that sold tobacco products, including cigars and smokeless tobacco (such as snuff and chewing tobacco), as well as other non-tobacco items, to convenience stores, gas stations and other retail businesses. Under state law, smokeless tobacco wholesalers must file an excise tax form monthly and pay a 210% excise tax on smokeless tobacco brought into Massachusetts. Cigar wholesalers must file an excise tax form quarterly and must pay a 40% excise tax on cigars brought into Massachusetts.

In order to evade tobacco taxes, beginning around 2010, Iqbal and his business partner repeatedly purchased tens of thousands of dollars at a time worth of smokeless tobacco and cigars in Pennsylvania where no taxes are imposed for these tobacco products. They then arranged to have these tobacco products covertly transported to Massachusetts for resale, without filing the records required by Massachusetts state law and federal law, and without paying excise taxes.

At the direction of Iqbal and his business partner, their employees repeatedly engaged in large cash transactions in order to conceal and disguise the nature, location, source, ownership and control of the proceeds of their illegal tobacco business and to avoid transaction reporting requirements under federal and state law. Their employees also transported more than $50,000 in cash at a time from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania where the money was used to purchase additional untaxed smokeless tobacco and cigars.

One of Iqbal’s co-defendants, Kaleem Ahmad, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

Information in this article was provided by the U.S. Attorney’s office.


More: Three co-conspirators were caught and have now pled guilty – there were probably dozens more resellers who knew about the scheme.

Raza Ali, 56, of Hopkinton, and Kaleem Ahmad, 47, of Sharon, both pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud and launder money and one count of making a false statement on a federal income tax return, according to the release. They were arrested in December\.


Click the “Fraud” category below to see the billions of dollars being robbed from taxpayers by Muslims. That doesn’t include the hundreds of millions required to catch, prosecute and incarcerate them.

Boston: Pakistani Muslim Immigrant Arrested For Bomb Threats, Assault at DC’s Reagan Airport

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A Pakistani Muslim immigrant was arrested for bomb threats on a major airport last month and it is just making the news now? WTF?

Source: Man accused of D.C. bomb threat under evaluation in Mass.

A Pakistani immigrant wanted for threatening to blow up Reagan National Airport in Virginia last month has been committed to Bridgewater State Hospital for a 20-day psychiatric evaluation after police say he left a copy of the Quran outside a state office building on Beacon Hill while wearing “traditional Islamic dress.”

Aziz Rehman Osmani, 22, of Virginia, a naturalized citizen with a U.S. passport, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Boston Municipal Court to fugitive from justice and local trespassing charges. In addition to Bridgewater, he was ordered held without bail by Judge Sally A. Kelly pending an Oct. 31 competency hearing.

Jeff Miner, a court psychologist, met with Osmani for about an hour yesterday to gauge his mental state at the request of Osmani’s attorney, Patrick Colvario, who voiced doubts about his competency.

“Mr. Osmani did appear to be having some difficulty following the conversation,” Miner testified. “There were long pauses … In my opinion, there do appear to be signs of mental illness.”

Osmani stood quietly in court yesterday, occasionally closing his eyes. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt over a long blue tunic and matching pants cropped at his calves.

Colvario said Osmani took a bus to Boston, but it was not stated in court why he was at liberty to travel with pending bomb threat charges.

Rob Yingling, spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, told the Herald that Osmani was arrested and hospitalized Sept. 29 after creating a disturbance at Reagan at 4 a.m. that day by “making a series of threatening statements.”

Yingling said Osmani was in custody when he was taken to a hospital there. He said he was later moved to a Washington, D.C., jail, “which is out of our jurisdiction.”

Eight state warrants issued out of Virginia for Osmani’s arrest charge him with six counts of making bomb threats and two counts of assault and battery on Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police officers.

Assistant Suffolk District Attorney Benjamin Megrian said Osmani was arrested Monday afternoon in an alleyway off Boylston Street “designated as a no-trespassing area” as he was shouting obscenities at another man.

Megrian said Osmani was the subject of a bulletin issued by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center earlier in the day after he allegedly made a scene in a Downtown Crossing jewelry store, and was allegedly seen later leaving the Quran at the McCormack Building.


More: Boston Police Arrest Man Wanted For Making Threats At DC’s Reagan Airport « CBS Boston

Boston Police said a series of concerning incidents led them to him on Monday.

First, they said Osmani got into an argument with employees at a jewelry store on Washington Street when he was looking at pieces of jewelry and then refused to return them.

Later, he was spotted leaving a suspicious package on the steps of the McCormack Building at 1 Ashburn Place on Beacon Hill, a state government building.

It turned out to be a Quran, the Muslim holy book.

The State Police bomb squad responded, and found that there was no threat.

On that same afternoon, police responded to a disturbance at a shelter, and recognized Osmani from security footage from the jewelry store.

Once he was in custody, police discovered Osmani had six warrants for his arrest out of Washington, D.C., some of which allege he made bomb threats.

Osmani is expected to be back in court later Tuesday on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. After that, he will be arraigned and possibly held for transport to D.C.


If it’s so obvious he has mental issues, why didn’t anyone discover that during his immigration and naturalization screenings and proceedings? Another vetting failure and more evidence the entire immigration system needs to be halted until further notice.

Boston: Court affirms Christian landlord in 70s must learn Islam after dispute with Muslim

Imposing sharia in American courts.

Source: SJC: Somerville landlord in her 70s must learn about Islam and serve 6 months in jail – The Boston Globe

A Somerville landlord and Christian minister convicted of pushing her Muslim tenant down the stairs must comply with a judge’s order that she learn about the Islamic faith as part of her probation, the state’s highest court concluded Wednesday.

In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court left intact the probation imposed on Daisy Obi by Somerville District Court Judge Paul M. Yee Jr. in 2014. The SJC’s ruling was based on procedural grounds and didn’t directly address the probation condition.

daisy-obiWriting for the court, Justice Barbara Lenk noted that under court rules, a person must first object in a lower court if he or she wants the high court to review it. No such objection was made by Obi and her attorneys, Lenk wrote.

“While conditions of probation that touch on religion and risk incursion upon constitutionally protected interests should be imposed only with great circumspection, the defendant raised no such concerns before the trial court judge, and there is no information in the record that would allow us to evaluate her claims,’’ Lenk wrote.

“Because she raises these claims for the first time on appeal, they have been waived.”

The SJC did approve the six-month jail sentence and other probationary conditions Yee imposed after Obi, who is in her 70s and a long-time landlord, was convicted of assault and battery on Gilhan Suliman, who was a third-floor tenant for a short time in 2012.

Obi’s appellate attorney, Kimberly M. Peterson, was reviewing the ruling and had no immediate comment.

In the Somerville courthouse, Yee ordered that Obi attend “an introductory class on Islam, and to provide her probation officer with written documentation that she had done so’’ and provide all future tenants with a written notice that she had been convicted of criminally assaulting one of her tenants.

He also ordered Obi to serve six months in the Middlesex County House of Correction.

“You have to respect the rights of people of the Muslim faith. You have to respect all people.’’ Yee told Obi, according to the SJC.

The SJC concluded that all objections raised by Obi were legally unconvincing, and the court upheld both her conviction and Yee’s sentence.

“We conclude that the judge did not abuse his discretion in imposing the sentence of incarceration or in requiring the defendant to provide written disclosure to prospective tenants as a condition of probation,’’ Lenk wrote. “Accordingly, we affirm.’’


Affirming the sharia, read the Judgment here.

From our original post on this sharia ruling: Judge orders landlord to enroll in course and learn Islam

“I want you to learn about the Muslim faith,” he said. “I want you to enroll and attend an introductory course on Islam.

“I do want you to understand people of the Muslim faith, and they need to be respected. They may worship Allah … but they need to be respected.”

Obi said in a phone interview that she believes Suliman had a vendetta against her because she refused to allow her to let more people live in her apartment.

“I’ve never, ever made a rude remark against her,” she said.

Why would I do that? I have three Muslims living in the house now.”

Obi also said she believes Suliman hates her because she is a Christian.

Suliman did not respond to messages left at her home and workplace.

Obi’s lawyer argues the probation condition that she learn about the Muslim faith “burdens Dr. Obi’s free exercise of religion.”


And as we closed that post Landlords, think twice before you rent to kufr-hating Muslims.

 

Massachusetts: Smiling Muslim Mom at Barnes & Noble is Daughter of Convicted Islamic Terrorist

Source: Smiling Muslim Mom at Barnes & Noble is the Daughter of Convicted Islamic Jihad Terrorist – CounterJihad

In a time of heightened terrorism and political tension people are looking for stories of compassion and acts of kindness that will bring joy to their day. It initially appeared they found one when a Jewish man at a Barnes & Noble went up to a Muslim woman and her kids “and conveyed a heartfelt apology for the general anti-Muslim sentiment in our society today. He had tears in his eyes and told me [Muslim woman] that it must be so hard to turn on the news, that he feels awful about the bigotry my kids might one day experience, and that as a Jewish man whose parents didn’t speak any English growing up, he personally understands what it feels like to be rejected and discriminated against,” stated the woman on Facebook.

The Jerusalem Post also reports that the Jewish man, named Lenny, purchased gifts for the woman’s girls at the store. However, the smiling mother has a darker side.

The Muslim woman, Leena Al-Arian, is the daughter of Sami Al-Arian – a man who has been involved with the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and a man U.S. District Court Judge James Moody labeled as a “master manipulator[.]” Leena is also a radical Palestinian activist with Muslim Brotherhood connections as Arutz Sheva implies:

While studying at the University of South Florida, Leena served as Vice President of the radical Muslim Students Association. She also maintained a blog during this period, ranting against the State of Israel, Zionism, and Holocaust education.

“I am just so tired of reading blatantly biased writings on the Holocaust… [T]he thought of sitting through that nauseating three-hour class makes me want to put a bullet through my head. I am sick of the likes of propagandists such as Elie Wiesel, Rubenstein, and others who continue to exploit the tragedy of the Holocaust to justify the continued, unjustifiable suffering of the Palestinians,” Leena wrote in 2004.

She’s not quite the sweet mother portrayed in the news, right?

The whole Barnes & Noble incident is indicative of how the media and academia pumps the ‘Islamophobia’ narrative so much that it guilt trips people like Lenny into apologizing for something that is largely fictionalized. Worse yet, in this instance Lenny apologized to an Israel bashing, Islamist with terrorist sympathies (unbeknown to him). It’s Islamists who are the ones deceptively pushing this ‘Islamophobia’ narrative to the media as a tactic that not only switches the blame from the perpetrator (radical Islam) to the victim (general public), but also gives Islam a special protected status in order to stifle criticism of Islamism. Hopefully the incident had a positive impact in making Leena feel ashamed of her past anti-Semitic attitudes and comments, but it likely just confirmed that her activism is working.

Muslim from Terror-linked CAIR-Jamaat ul Fuqra Announces Intention to Run for Governor

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Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is counsel for Muslims of the Americas, previously Jamaat ul-Fuqra which carried out terror attacks, and on the board of CAIR.

Source: CAIR-Fuqra Official Announces Intention to Run for Governor

By Ryan Mauro

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, an official with both the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Massachusetts chapter and the Muslims of the Americas (a rebranding of the Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist group), has announced her intention to run for governor.

She currently lives in Massachusetts, where Republican Governor Charlie Baker will be running for re-election in 2018. It is unclear if Wadud meant that that she’d run in the next cycle.

Amatul-Wadud is currently the general counsel for the Muslims of the Americas, whose spiritual leader is a radical cleric named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gillani in Pakistan. The organization was previously known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra, when it carried out terrorist attacks in the 1980s and early 1990s.

A 2007 FBI report  obtained by the Clarion Project states “the documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government.”

When Amatul-Wadud made her announcement, she immediately tweeted to Syeda Zainab Gillani, who praised her for the decision. Gillani’s twitter displays a photo of Sheikh Gillani and Hussain Adams, chief executive officer of MOA and son of convicted Fuqra terrorist, Barry Adams.

Amatul-Wadud is also a board member for the Massachusetts branch of CAIR, which the Justice Department has labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial. CAIR is also identified by the Justice Department as an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The United Arab Emirates designated CAIR as a terrorist organization when it cracked down on Islamist extremism and banned the Muslim Brotherhood.

Amatul-Wadud’s status as a joint CAIR/Fuqra official reflects growing ties between the two organizations.

Shockingly, Amatul-Wadud was invited to a White House event celebrating activists for religious pluralism in December. She is also on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, which interestingly doesn’t mention her connection to MOA/Fuqra (but does mention her status as a CAIR official).


Read it all at Clarion.org and their previous post Massachusetts: Terror-linked CAIR Intertwines with Terror-Linked Jamaat ul-Fuqra.

Not to be outdone, Bernie Sanders Delegate is Member of Jamaat ul Fuqra Terror Cult.

Islamic Proselytizing at Massachusetts General Hospital

Source: Islamic Proselytizing at Massachusetts General Hospital | Pamela Geller

This was given to patients with their menus at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

I believe these were delivered with the trays of food, but that wasn’t clear.

The Food Service staff on the Oncology floor are all Muslim.

I wonder who cooks the bacon there?

I would also like to see their Easter and Christmas stories and blessings for Christ!

I was shocked and disgusted that this is allowed.

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