Maryland imam being investigated for funding Detroit ISIS supporter

Imam laughs off allegations of plotting with Michigan suspect

Imam Suleiman Bengharsa aka Sheikh Suleiman Anwar

Source: FBI probes Md. terror link in Detroit case

Detroit — FBI agents are investigating an alleged conspiracy involving Detroit terror suspect Sebastian Gregerson and believe he was plotting violent jihad with a Maryland imam, The Detroit News has learned.

The conspiracy angle is revealed in more than 200 pages of sealed federal court records obtained by The News that offer new details about an FBI counterterrorism investigation spanning at least three states. The investigation emerged July 31 when Gregerson of Detroit was arrested in Monroe after allegedly buying fragmentation grenades from an undercover FBI agent and amassing an arsenal of weapons.

Maryland Imam Suleiman Bengharsa allegedly helped finance the arsenal, which included two AK-47s, handguns, seven rifles, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to the court records. It is unknown whether the imam was financing weapons purchases in other parts of the country.

“Based on the totality of the aforementioned information and evidence, there is reason to believe that Bengharsa and Gregerson are engaged in discussions and preparations for some violent act on behalf of (the Islamic State),” an FBI agent wrote in a Jan. 7 search warrant application.

The scope, targets and number of people involved in the investigation are unclear, but the case also involves Virginia.

Bengharsa, 59, of Clarksburg, Md., laughed away most of the FBI’s allegations, which he called “ridiculous,” and denied being an Islamic State supporter.

“No, no, no, that is absolutely untrue,” Bengharsa said during a phone interview with The News on Wednesday. “It might appear that way. I am an advocate of the United States and the West getting the hell out of the Middle East and the Muslim world.

“It’s ridiculous. All I can say is it’s ridiculous,” he added. “If this was the case, why haven’t they come to arrest me?

Bengharsa, who also is known as Sheikh Suleiman Anwar, has not been charged with a crime during the ongoing investigation. Continue reading

Michigan: 65-year-old Muslim attacks boy with blunt object…in mosque

(Photo: Canton Police)

Source: Trial ordered for mosque assault defendant

Barring a plea deal, a 65-year-old man accused of assaulting a juvenile boy inside a mosque in Canton is facing trial in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Defendant Hobibur Rahman of Hamtramck, charged amid allegations he used a blunt object to attack the boy, could face four years in prison if he is convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault.

Rahman is facing trial after he appeared Friday in 35th District Court and voluntarily gave up his right to a preliminary hearing — a move that for now averted courtroom testimony. A not-guilty plea has been entered for him.

Rahman was charged after an incident unfolded Aug. 10 inside the Masjid Bilal mosque on Ridge Road, north of Cherry Hill. Canton Public Safety Director Joshua Meier early on called it “an isolated incident” and said it was not a hate crime.

Police believe the defendant attended the mosque, but officials haven’t disclosed any potential motive for the alleged assault.

Detective Sgt. Dan Traylor has said the juvenile boy was not seriously injured and was not hospitalized.

Police haven’t disclosed what kind of weapon was used — only that it was a blunt object.

Magistrate Frank Wren released Rahman on a $10,000 personal bond during his initial arraignment on charges in 35th District Court.


The accused is straight out of America’s first Muslim-run city, where mosques screech the call to jihad prayer at all hours of the day and night.

The mosque appears to have been a church: Masjid-Bilal-Canton

and they are building another mosque in what appears to be a residential area of Ypsilanti, where there are extensive parking issues/violations:

MBY-Now-Picture1-1000x800Masjid-Bilal-YpsilantiThe website indicates they are also planning on building a madrassah. But, nothing to see here.

We alerted citizens a year ago, 2 new mosques proposed within 2 miles of each other in Ypsilanti Twp.



Last week’s police blotter of mosques and imams in the U.S. included these pillars of diversity:

Oklahoma: Another “Islamophobia” hoax crime exposed; mosque member arrested, CAIR imam implicated

Chicago: Imam gets probation for molesting underage girl, female employee

Dearbornistan: Woman avoids rapejihad after Iraqi stalks her, traps her in her garage

Diversity alert! Source: Man allegedly stalks woman, charged with three counts of breaking and entering

DEARBORN –Ali Alsoweidi, 21, was arrested on July 27 on three counts of breaking and entering, after a female resident contacted police and claimed that she found him in her garage, where he allegedly revealed he had been stalking her.

The incident occurred on the 6400 block of Coleman Street, in east Dearborn.

The resident, a Caucasian female in her 40s, had come home shortly before midnight and parked her car inside her detached garage. She had secured all garage doors and entered her home.

But moments later, her dogs began barking. From inside her home, she observed a bicycle leaning against her garage door. The pedestrian door for the garage was also wide open.

The woman went to investigate the suspicious activity and discovered Alsoweidi, a Dearborn resident, sitting inside of her vehicle in the garage.

She told police Alsoweidi attempted to trap her in the garage and had told her that he had been “observing her for a while.” He’d revealed that he had a fixation on her and even described clothing that she had recently worn.

It remains unclear if he lives near her home. The woman had never seen Alsoweidi prior to the incident.

She also claimed that he threatened to return and seek revenge on her if she contacted authorities.

The woman was able to escape after he pushed her against her garage door opener. Once the garage door opened, the woman ran inside her home and called the police.

Alsoweidi fled the scene on his bicycle. The woman provided a detailed description to police, who later found him a short distance away.

Judge Mark Somers arraigned him in 19th District Court. His bond was set at $5,000, with a GPS tether.

In a statement, Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad said the woman’s swift actions helped police catch him within moments after their encounter.

“We are grateful that the victim took the initiative to contact the police immediately, which allowed us to quickly respond and investigate the matter,” Haddad said. “Due to the actions of the victim, the Dearborn Police were able to arrest the suspect quickly and remove a felon from the streets.”

Alsoweidi waived his right to a preliminary exam and has been bound over to the Third Circuit Court. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office charged him with breaking and entering with intent, entering with breaking, and breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

An Iraqi-American, Alsoweidi graduated from Fordson High School.

Since TheAANews broke the story, Alsoweidi’s family contacted us to deny the claims that he was stalking the victim.

This wasn’t Alsoweidi’s first run-in with the law.

Earlier that month, on July 3, he was arrested and charged with two counts–robbery, and breaking and entering a building with intent in Dearborn.

On July 22, he had posted $1,000 bond and took a plea at the Third Circuit Court. He had been slated for a sentencing hearing on September 7.

However, the new charges from the July 27 incident set that timeline off-course.

A Disposition conference was held on August 25 to overview his charges.

Michigan: Muslim Immigrant Pleads Guilty, Lied to Feds About Joining Hezbollah

Source: Department of Justice

A Dearborn, Michigan, man pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents involving terrorism, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.

Mohammad Hassan Hamdan, 24, admitted at his plea hearing before U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen that he knowingly lied to federal agents when he was arrested, prior to boarding his flight, at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on March 16, 2014.  Hamdan told federal agents that he was going to Lebanon “to get his teeth fixed.”  Hamdan also admitted that he had told an FBI confidential source that he was going to Lebanon to join Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization, so that he could fight with Hezbollah in Syria.

Evidence presented at a hearing revealed that prior to leaving to go to Lebanon, Hamdan had packed up all his possessions, gave his car to a family member and sold his house.

“It is illegal to lie to federal agents because false statements undermine their ability to investigate crime,” McQuade said.  “Here, Mr. Hamdan lied to cover up his intent to travel overseas to fight with Hezballah, a group that have been designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization.”

“This case highlights the significance of the investigative work being done by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Detroit,” stated David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office. “As evidenced by his own admissions, Mohammad Hassan Hamdan took steps to travel to Lebanon to join the fight on behalf of Hezbollah in Syria. This investigation demonstrates the real threat of individuals residing in the United States who want to travel to Syria to fight on behalf of Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization and threat to our national security.”

Hamdan is scheduled to be sentenced on November 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.


As we noted in a previous post, Hamdan was born in Lebanon. He came to the U.S. in June of 2007.

Michigan: Muslims Sue, DOJ Investigates, City That Rejected Mosque in Residential Neighborhood

As we noted here, Sterling Heights has a large population of Iraqi immigrants who opposed the special zoning request for a mosque in a residential neighborhood. Now the city faces the zoning jihad from an overwhelmingly pro-mosque Dept. of Justice who – rather than investigate the imams and mosques recruiting and training Muslim terrorists – are busy forcing the training facilities in residential neighborhoods. Source: Muslims sue Sterling Heights after city rejected mosque

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Department of Justice are investigating whether a proposed mosque was treated fairly by Sterling Heights government

The leaders of an Islamic center filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Sterling Heights after the city last year rejected their plans to build a mosque that was strongly opposed by many residents.

And the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced that her office and the Department of Justice are investigating whether the mosque was treated fairly.

In the federal lawsuit, the American Islamic Community Center accuses the city of being biased against Muslims, citing e-mails from city officials that talked about getting someone to investigate the possibility of the mosque’s leaders being terrorists. In one e-mail, a police official asks whether the FBI can be contacted to see whether the mosque leaders are “on their radar.”

Last year, the planning commission of Sterling Heights voted 9-0 to reject building a mosque on 15 Mile between Ryan and Mound roads. City officials and residents have said their rejection was not based on bigotry, noting that the city already has a mosque, but over concerns that the location was not suitable for such a large building and could cause traffic problems.

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U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade. Enforcing the sharia on Sterling Heights?

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said Wednesday: “The Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office have been conducting an independent investigation, and that investigation is ongoing.”

The lawsuit alleges that the constitutional rights of the mosque members were violated in denying the mosque. Residents who opposed the Shi’ite  mosque have said the building would be in a residential area that would cause congestion and wasn’t suitable to the area around 15 Mile.

But the lawsuit said that some of the residential opposition was rooted in anti-Islam prejudice. At public meetings, some in Sterling Heights expressed concern about Islamic extremism; the tensions exposed strained relations between some in the Chaldean (Iraqi Catholic) community in Sterling Heights and metro Detroit Muslims.

“With a vociferous and racist member of the Planning Commission leading the charge, the Planning Commission voted to reject the site plan,” said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit. “With no other choice, the American Islamic Community Center has filed this suit seeking equitable relief to build the Mosque and seeks damages as the City of Sterling Heights’ conduct violates, among other things, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act … and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

The lead attorney filing the case on behalf of the mosque, currently based in Madison Heights, is Azzam Elder, once the deputy to former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.

Mayor Taylor has said previously that Sterling Heights respects diversity. About 23% of the residents of the city are immigrants, one of the highest percentages among cities in southeastern Michigan. It has a sizable Iraqi-American Christian community, some of whom escaped Islamic extremism in Iraq and had voiced worries about the mosque.

On Sept. 2 last year, Taylor wrote on Facebook: “I completely and unequivocally denounce any anti-Muslim bigotry.”

He added: “I will work with the AICC (American Islamic Community Center) to ensure they have a place to worship in our city.”

Taylor told the Free Press last year: “I urge all residents to be respectful and tolerant of each other. Regardless of the outcome, Sterling Heights must remain a place that is open and welcoming for people of all races, faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds.”

Mohammed Abdrabboh, an attorney helping with the lawsuit, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that “Islamophobia (is) alive and well in Sterling Heights.”

The lawsuit says that some mosque members have lived in Sterling Heights for decades and others have served in the U.S. military.

“I am proud to have served in Desert Storm as a Senior Airman for the United States Air Force,” said Khalil Abbas, who is a member of the Muslim Center. “My grandfather served in WWI and other family members served in other wars to protect the rights of all Americans. All I want is for the City of Sterling Heights to follow the U.S. Constitution, and protect my rights as a veteran and citizen.”

The lawsuit cites an e-mail sent Aug. 19 from a resident to city officials asking that the mosque leaders be vetted for possible extremism and terrorism.

City Planner Donald Mende then forwarded that e-mail, along with the names of mosque leaders, including its imam, to the police chief at the time, Reese. Reese then forwarded it to John Berg, then a captain and now Sterling Heights police chief, asking him to ask a contact at the FBI whether the mosque leaders are “on their radar.”


The mayor stated plainly the solution is simple: find a location that is not in a residential area…where the hordes of Muslims will come and go at all hours of the day and night, ignore traffic and other laws, and become a nuisance to their neighbors…as they are already proving.

That said, one doesn’t have to look far to find Islamic supremacist links to this group, as if the mandated terrorizing of non-Muslims in the Koran is not enough.

The mosque website‘s very first “Useful Link” is “Sayed FadluAllah” leading to Bayynat.org. Screen shot before it disappears.

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A quick gander around the English version of the site, typically less revealing than the native tongue, quickly renders a Friday lecture on…JIHAD, titled: The conditions of Jihad.

The lecture notes tell Muslims about “a need for institutionalizing the lesser Jihad (against the enemy)” and “celebrating victory over the Zionist Enemy.”

That was found within minutes, literally. What would be found if the other links were reviewed; if the mosque founders and those funding a new mosque were vetted; not to mention the legal duo who’ve made some wild claims? 

More on Sterling Heights:

Muslim “refugees” secretly flooding into Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights: Muslim doctors arrested in ‘biggest Medicare take down in FBI history’

Muslim Chemo Doc Called ‘Most Egregious Fraudster’ in U.S. History, Operated in Sterling Heights

CAIR goes to bat for Muslim who killed, almost beheaded, wife in Sterling Heights

 

 

Detroit: Muslim convert refuses to serve alcohol then sues airline when suspended

We first told you about this sharia supremacist in 2015, when the Muslim flight attendant made her co-workers do her job serving alcohol, until one refused. Here’s a photo of the less-than-pious Muslim fraud looking like she drank a little too much alcohol:

Charee Stanley w/unidentified male (MadWorldNews)

Of course she is working with the named terror group CAIR to force sharia on ExpressJet and its employees. Source: The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter announced Tuesday it filed the lawsuit last week on behalf of Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta.

The federal court case follows a discrimination complaint filed last year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which dismissed it without determining whether the airline violated the law.

Even the overzealous, Muslim-leaning EEOC dismissed the complaint.

Stanley alleges ExpressJet didn’t provide a reasonable religious accommodation and seeks back pay and other damages. She was placed on unpaid leave last summer.

ExpressJet said in a statement that it values diversity but cannot comment on specific personnel matters or ongoing litigation.


As noted in the original post:

When she converted to Islam about two years ago, Stanley says she arranged for fellow flight attendants to serve alcohol on her behalf.

She says that arrangement worked out fine until one employee filed a complaint about having to do extra work last month.

An undue burden on those who have to follow her around and pick up her slack.

No one sums it up quite like Michael Savage in the short clip below:

Michigan: “Hijabi” bank robber strikes again, Dearborn this time

A woman wearing a hijab robbed a DFCU bank in Dearborn

Last time she claimed to have bomb during the robbery. Source: “Hijabi” bank robber hits Dearborn h/t Dee

DEARBORNistan — A woman wearing a hijab robbed a DFCU bank in Dearborn on Monday. The suspect entered the bank, located at 21551 Oakwood, and handed the teller a threatening note demanding cash, police said.

A suspect in an Islamic headscarf had robbed a bank in Taylor in June. Police believe the incidents are connected.
A woman wearing a hijab also robbed a bank in Dearborn Heights in January.

Lt. Ronald Beggs said police believe the crimes in Taylor and Dearborn were most likely carried by the same woman, based on surveillance footage.

Dearborn police are not yet disclosing the specific content of the threatening note, but the suspect claimed to have a bomb in the Taylor robbery.

Beggs said police have no way of knowing if the woman really wears the hijab, or if she was using it as a disguise.

“It was described as a hijab,” Beggs told The Arab American News. He added that the teller, who described it as such, is an Arab American who is familiar with the Islamic headscarf.

“I can’t discern somebody’s religious authenticity based on a surveillance photo,” the lieutenant said.

The lieutenant suffers from beaten dog syndrome. That’s how terror works.

A photo distributed by Dearborn police shows the “Hijabi bank robber” in a black headscarf, and black t-shirt, with dark pink long sleeves extending under it.

The suspect is a White female, according to the police. She fled in an unknown vehicle.

“With help from the community, we will identify the suspect, and use all available resources to apprehend this individual,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2241.

A photo of the Taylor suspect, whom police believe is the same woman
who robbed the bank in Dearborn

The growing list of burqa bank robberies in the US.

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