Muslim Jew hatred at Univ of Minnesota, No Student Protests

Will the football team protest? Will the president resign? After all, it was supposedly a feces swastika for which there is no evidence that forced the resignation of Missouri’s president for failing to respond to “racism”.

via Halting Halbertal | Power Line

Minnesota United States Attorney Andrew Luger took to the pages of the Star Tribune to denounce the “Islamophobia” allegedly rampant in “the news.” The column appeared under the heading “Minnesotans must face Islamophobia head-on.” Luger condemns a “current wave of Islamophobia.” There are several problems with Luger’s column. I want to note two.

“Islamophobia” is a term of art invented by fanatics to stigmatize their opponents. Speaking as “Minnesota’s chief federal law enforcement officer,” really ought to know better than to employ it in this context.

Luger’s article is short on examples of “Islamophobia.” What is he talking about? To fill out his column Luger draws on his childhood experience of anti-Semitism. He claims to have beaten up “the strongest of the bigots” who taunted him at school. Luger really ought to spare us. The Jews have suffered enough. Please keep us out of your public relations work as United States Attorney.

Luger’s column appeared earlier this week, before Professor Moshe Halbertal was shouted down at the University of Minnesota Law School. In Halbertal’s case we have public words and deeds with a tinge of religious animosity a mile or two from the office of the United States Attorney. Luger’s lucubrations lack such a case. The Star Tribune’s Maura Lerner, incidentally, covers the shout-down on campus in “Protesters disrupt Israeli professor’s lecture at the University of Minnesota.”

My friend Steve Hunegs is president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Steve was in attendance at Professor Halbertal’s scheduled lecture and is sensitive to the religious element of the shout-down. Steve has issued the following statement:

Yesterday, I had the disturbing experience of attending a lecture at the University of Minnesota Law School by an Israeli academic who was aggressively shouted down by disrupters. Professor Moshe Halbertal, of New York University, was invited by the University of Minnesota Law School to give the annual John Dewey Lecture in the Philosophy of Law. This illegal and shameful disruption created a hostile environment in which police were required to lock the doors to the lecture hall and respectfully remove the disruptors.

As an alumnus of the law school, I was proud that our University extended an invitation to Dr. Halbertal, who is an internationally renowned scholar in numerous fields, including military ethics. I was also proud of the manner in which the Law School’s Dean, David Wippman, and Professor Oren Gross calmly and forthrightly noted that all were welcome to attend the lecture subject to the rules of the University. It should also be noted that in contrast to the disruptors, there were individuals – who were identifiable as critics of Israel – who sat through the lecture without interrupting and respectfully engaged with Dr. Halbertal at a reception afterwards.

The disruptors, for their part, only brought discredit upon themselves as their behavior contradicts Minnesota standards of decorum and civility, as well as respect for free speech. There is a perverse irony of the disruptors’ interference with the free expression of ideas on a university campus. Nearly all Minnesotans see no reason to import the worst elements of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to campus.

The JCRC will not stand idly by as professors and/or students are intimidated and isolated by those who seek the destruction of the State of Israel. For example, the chilling chants which we were subjected to yesterday, “From Sea to Sea, Palestine will be free,” mean nothing less than the murder or expulsion of over 6 million Jews from Israel.

So egregious was the conduct of the protestors that Professor Dale Carpenter, the Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law and an expert on the First Amendment, wrote in the pages of The Washington Post that “the freedom to present a lecture is threatened in this way at a public university is appalling, calling not only for punishment of violations but for a clear statement by university officials defending the free exchange of ideas.”

We concur with Professor Carpenter and call for a thorough and swift investigation into yesterday’s illegal and shameful disruption of the free exchange of ideas at the University of Minnesota. We respectfully ask the University to publicly denounce these bullying tactics.

Dean Wippman’s statement observes that “we should condemn any efforts to silence free speech through protests of the sort that took place at the Law School yesterday. The Law School will continue to do both.” Dean Wippman, if “we should condemn” it, condemn it. Pathetic.

University President Eric Kaler and Provost Karen Hanson miss the mark as well: “A commitment to freedom of speech and thought is absolutely fundamental to the University of Minnesota. Our University is and must be a place where people can explore ideas, engage in vigorous debate, and learn from one another’s perspectives.” Well, thanks.


The worst elements are being imported on a daily basis.

Minnesota: Township sued for rejecting Muslims-only cemetery

Terror-linked, named-terror group CAIR should be banned and their leadership jailed or deported – instead, they work hand-in-hand with the corrupt leaders in the DOJ. Litigation and zoning jihad. via Dakota County township sued over rejection of Islamic cemetery –

Dakota Gardens was supposed to be a cemetery exclusively for Muslims, serving the needs of the local religious community for the next 200 years.

Planned for rural southern Dakota County, the cemetery called for about two burials each week on 70 acres of land in Castle Rock Township — a farming community with a population of 1,500 located southeast of Lakeville and Farmington.

“Everything about it will be simple, quiet and peaceful,” plans submitted to the township read. “(It) will provide the final destination for a minority group in a dominant society.”

Township officials, however, weren’t on board.

In August 2014, the board rejected a land-use application submitted by the original property owner and later denied a request for an appeal of the decision.

Now, more than a year later, local Muslim leaders are urging federal authorities to investigate whether the rejection of the conditional-use permit constitutes religious discrimination.

The state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it plans to ask the U.S. Department of Justice next week to look into whether the land-use denial by the township board constitutes a violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

Enacted by Congress in 2000, the act protects religious institutions from unduly burdensome or discriminatory land-use regulations.

“It is truly a sad day when Minnesota Muslims are denied their final resting place simply because of their faith,” Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR-MN, said in a statement this week.

Castle Rock Township officials declined to comment on the issue this week, citing the ongoing legal action.

The probe request follows a lawsuit filed in July in Dakota County District Court by the Al Maghfirah Cemetery Association — a state nonprofit corporation — against the township and its board of supervisors.

The suit seeks a declaratory judgment, asking a judge to find that the board’s denial was “arbitrary and capricious” and direct the board to issue the conditional-use permit for the site, located at 1120 220th St.

The lawsuit also alleges the board violated the state’s open meeting law.

The township denies the allegations in court documents and has asked the court to dismiss the case; a hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings.

In making his case against the land-use application, board supervisor Russ Zellmer voiced his concern over the loss of tax base to the township if the cemetery were to be approved, according to minutes from the Aug. 11 meeting.

“Russ also has concerns that this large of a parcel might not be maintained properly, since the application indicates they will only develop a small portion at a time,” the meeting minutes read. “He feels that it is discriminatory that if the facility is approved it would not be open to the public for burials.”

Meanwhile, then-board chairman Drea Doffing said he believed the cemetery would be “incompatible with the current and surrounding uses,” the minutes read.

The property owner later sold the land to the Al Maghfirah Cemetery Association, which then submitted its own application for an Islamic cemetery for the property.

But the township board decided against reviewing the application, contending that an application had already been submitted and denied, according to the lawsuit. The cemetery association appealed that decision and the board also denied that appeal.

According to CAIR-MN, the township board has since changed the zoning ordinance so that cemeteries are no longer a permitted use in the zoning area where the land is located.

“The public hearing during which it appears that the board removed cemeteries as a conditional use lasted only seven minutes,” CAIR-MN wrote in its statement.

Meanwhile, denials of mosque construction applications are on the radar of federal officials both locally and nationally.

In a local case, the U.S. government sued the city of St. Anthony in August 2014 for alleged religious discrimination over its rejection of a proposed Islamic center in 2012.

A settlement agreement reached in December called for the city to allow an Islamic group to use a portion of a building the group owns for worship and other religious activities. The city denied discrimination claims, saying the decision was based solely on land use and zoning restrictions.

Last month, the Rosemount City Council approved the rezoning of property and granted a conditional-use permit for the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, which plans to operate a mosque and community center at the site of the former City Limits Lanes building.

Minnesota already has two cemeteries exclusively for Muslims — one each in Roseville and Burnsville — but they are nearing capacity, said Hussein, the executive director of CAIR-MN.

“Exclusionary cemeteries are not unique to Muslims,” he said Friday. “There’s a human rights law in Minnesota — a statute — that accepts and supports exclusionary burials.”

When Muslims are excluded they whine and file lawsuits. When Muslims are prevented from excluding others they whine and file lawsuits. Islam is incompatible with liberty, particularly individual liberty.



Minnesota: Five Muslims Charged with Conspiracy to Murder Overseas

via: Five Minnesota Men Face New Charges of Conspiracy to Murder Overseas

Five Minnesota men accused of attempting to join Islamic State have also been charged by a federal grand jury with conspiracy to murder overseas, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota announced Wednesday.

The Somali-American men were part of a group of nine originally indicted in February for allegedly attempting to travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, according to the U.S. attorney. Three men have already pleaded guilty.

The five whose additional counts were announced today, are set to begin trial in February. One man, who left the country, is believed to still be overseas, said a spokesman for the U.S. attorney.

The five men previously pleaded not guilty to all prior charges but haven’t yet appeared to enter a plea on the charges announced today.

Lawyers for one of the men couldn’t be reached for comment. One lawyer declined to comment.

Kenneth Udoibok, lawyer for Adnan Farah, said he isn’t surprised by the additional charges yet is disappointed by them.

“In all, I think the federal government is heavy handed in the prosecution of these cases,” Mr. Udoibok said. “He’s a 19-year-old whose actions are not understood and are taken for conspiracy to support a terrorist organization.”

Bruce Nestor, lawyer for Abdurahman Daud, said there is no compelling new evidence in the case and that the additional charges are politically motivated.

“These young men did not conspire to commit murder or any act of violence,” he said.

JaneAnne Murray, lawyer for Hamza Ahmed, said there is no evidence that murder was a goal of any defendant in the case.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger declined to comment further on the matter.

The group of men in 2014 allegedly began planning to travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State and worked together to elude law enforcement, though the Federal Bureau of Investigation used an informant in the 10-month investigation leading up to the arrests, according to prosecutors.

One man allegedly attempted to withdraw thousands of dollars from his federal financial aid account, intended for university education, to finance the travel, according to the U.S. attorney. He has also been charged with attempted fraud. Two of the men were charged with an additional count of perjury for false testimony to the grand jury.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have one of the largest Somali communities in the U.S., numbering some 75,000, according to recent law enforcement estimates. Youth from the community have previously been recruited and traveled overseas to join terror groups, including al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia.


Minnesota: Muslims showing force, mobilize to build mosques, schools in suburbs

How many young men have been called to jihad in this Minnesota mosque? How many more will be in the coming decades?

Overtaking boards of education and forcing their Islamic will on unsuspected and unprepared Minnesotans. via Muslims mobilize to build mosques, schools in suburbs – h/t Iron Burka

The Muslim families rallying in support of the new Qur’an school seemed to swallow up the opposition that night in 2013.

Hundreds of adults and children overflowed the Blaine City Council Chambers, with school supporters stepping up to the podium to talk about the American values of family and freedom. It worked: The council approved the new school, even though more than 80 neighbors had signed a petition opposing it.

As the Muslim community grows in Twin Cities suburbs, community organizers have proved astute at navigating local politics. They have mobilized supporters to win backing for schools and mosques and to challenge bias. And they’ve made powerful allies, including U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger and Gov. Mark Dayton.

In the past two years, new mosques have been approved in St. Anthony and Rosemount. The Qur’an school opened in Blaine. And in Columbia Heights, community members recently mobilized to protest comments allegedly made by a school board member.

“It’s a really conscious effort,” said Amber Michel, a Muslim community organizer. “Experience forces us to organize better and mobilize people more effectively. After a couple of really, really negative experiences, we just approach it differently. There is always a building of community support first.”

“It does matter when you show up in larger numbers,” Syed said. “That builds up the pressure and the support.”

In Columbia Heights, community members made calls, e-mailed and knocked on doors to bolster attendance at a recent school board meeting. There, hundreds demanded that board member Grant Nichols resign because of anti-Muslim comments attributed to him on social media. Nichols, who has said someone hacked into his account, could not be reached for comment.

Blaine Qur’an school leaders regularly invite the mayor and police chief to dinner. “We had a good talk. We had good food with them,” said Mayor Tom Ryan.

Now, when he sees someone from the school at the grocery store, they exchange greetings, he said.

 “They are business people,” Ryan said. “They like the country. They’re good people.”

They like when you bend over backwards for them, enforce the sharia and let them Islamize the country. They don’t want to assimilate. Oh, and the article failed to mention that Minnesota is the leading state for Muslim terrorists in the U.S.

Good people. Like this Minneapolis Muslim who brutally raped a 10-year-old girl, or this Minnesota Muslim – who refused to let 16-year-old girl off bus, solicits sex from her.

Minneapolis: Muslim bus driver refuses to let 16-year-old girl off bus, solicits sex

This is not the same post from two days ago [Minneapolis: Muslim refugee brutally rapes 10-year-old girl, media hides facts].

Will Obama’s mass Muslim hijra result in daily incidents of Muslim immigrant sex crimes across the U.S.? Just check the past few days of posts for examples. 

The (Crescent &) Star Tribune neglected to tell readers the victim was not just a teenage girl but a pregnant teenage girl.


via Metro Transit bus driver charged with soliciting teen, not letting her off –

A Metro Transit bus driver has been charged with soliciting a teenager after briefly refusing to let her off the bus and demanding that she perform a sex act on him, according to a complaint filed this week in Hennepin County District Court.

Mahmud Dabshir Aden, 32, of Minneapolis, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Metro Transit police officers, the day after the 16-year-old victim filed a complaint about the incident, court records show.

Aden was charged with soliciting for prostitution, a felony that carries a sentence of as much as 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000. He is being held pending his next court appearance Monday afternoon.

“Obviously this is not what we expect of our operators, nor is it something we’re accustomed to,” said Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla, adding that “at this time [Aden is] not driving for us.”

The victim described to police an “escalating series of inappropriate behavior” by Aden, during which he had repeatedly asked her out.

 The complaint says that on the night of Oct. 5, the girl boarded a southbound route No. 7 bus, which was being driven by Aden, near the 46th Street light-rail station in south Minneapolis.

The complaint says that Aden refused to let her off at her stop, continuing his route “until his layover at 34th Avenue South and Hwy. 62,” even after she “pulled the string on the bus.” The complaint says that he turned off the lights on the bus and exposed himself, after telling her that if she performed a sexual act on him he would “give her $100 and a cellphone.” After she rebuffed him again, police said, Aden drove the girl back to her bus stop.

The ordeal lasted about half an hour, according to police.

Padilla said that he was unsure whether Aden has had previous problems during his time with the transportation agency. “When we became aware of this, obviously we took immediate action to address the issue,” he said.

It was not clear Friday afternoon whether Aden has an attorney.

As was stated in 2012, Muslim Immigration Means Sexual Jihad. The Muslim rape epidemic is ramping up in the U.S.

Minneapolis: Muslim refugee brutally rapes 10-year-old girl, media hides facts

They can’t even use the “Asian” moniker for this Muslim nightmare. via Muslim refugee charged with raping 10-year-old girl

A 34-year-old Muslim immigrant has been arrested and charged with brutally raping a 10-year-old girl in Minnesota and the local media in Minneapolis has refused to identify the man as a refugee from Somalia.

KSTP 5, an ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, referred to the suspect, Ahmed Hersi Abdi as “A Minneapolis man.”  CBS affiliate WCCO 4 used the same description, giving no mention of the man’s background or how he arrived in the U.S.

The attack occurred Sunday evening in an apartment complex in the city’s Cedar Riverside neighborhood, also known as “Little Mogadishu” for its high concentration of Somali refugees imported from United Nations refugee camps in Africa.

Abdi allegedly followed the girl out of an elevator. He asked for her name and offered his hand to her. She shook his hand and Abdi refused to let go. Police said he proceeded to rape the girl in the hallway of the apartment building.

Authorities used video surveillance footage to help track down the suspect, who was arrested about 24 hours later on Monday in St. Paul.

The U.S. government has resettled more than 110,000 Somali refugees since the early 1990s and shipped in another 8,858 during the most recent fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, according to U.S. State Department data.

Witnesses said they heard screaming in the hall and saw a young girl crying, so they flagged down an off-duty police officer.

The girl was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

The Minneapolis Police Department’s John Elder said the officers knew who the suspect was after seeing the video because they’d had frequent encounters with him.

Abdi has a long rap sheet. According to court records, he was convicted of trespassing in 2003, disorderly conduct in 2003 and public urination in 2012.

Several other previous charges against Abdi have been dismissed. In 2011, he was charged with two counts of fifth-degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct, which were all dismissed after he was found incompetent to stand trial, according to court records.

The court dismissed another fifth-degree assault charge in 2010 citing “mental deficiency.”

In 2002, a fifth-degree assault charge against Abdi was dismissed. And, last year, a lurking charge against him was also tossed out of court.

Refugee resettlement watchdog Ann Corcoran, who has followed the refugee program closely since 2007, said in a case like this it is “pretty easy to figure out” that Abdi is an immigrant and yet no one in Minnesota is asking how he has managed to evade deportation with such a lengthy criminal record.

“Ahmed Hersi Abdi has a long criminal record. So, why wasn’t he deported?” she asks in her latest blog.

Muslim immigrant rape jihads in Rhode Island and Chicago this week as well.


Minnesota leads the U.S. in recruiting ISIS terrorists

ISIS, al Shabaab, al Qaeda, HAMAS, CAIR – they all have one thing in common. via Minnesota leads U.S. in recruiting ISIL terrorists, federal report finds –  h/t , Jihad Watch

Minnesota leads the nation in the number of people who have left or sought to leave the country to fight with terrorists aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, according to a scathing congressional report that says the U.S. and western countries have failed to disrupt the flow of combatants to the Middle East.

Released Tuesday by the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, the report specifically cites two Somali-American Minnesotans who joined or tried to join ISIL, highlighting its online recruiting success through peer-to-peer recruiting that relies on social media and sophisticated online messaging techniques.

Young fighters from at least 19 states have tried to join terrorists in Syria since the start of that country’s civil war in 2011. Minnesota recruits made up 26 percent of the sample of 58 cases reviewed by the committee’s bipartisan task force. California and New York had the second most recruits, with each state making up 12 percent, according to findings.

“This report is alarming and it’s really very worrisome,” said Sadik Warfa, deputy director of the Global Somali Diaspora based in Minneapolis. “I worry about the stigma and the prospect of our community being marginalized. But in the end, it’s up to us as Somali-Americans to really change our image. And as Minnesotans, we need to be asking what can we do to put these kinds of people into our mainstream here instead of over there.”

More than 250 Americans have attempted or succeeded in reaching Syria and Iraq to fight with terrorist groups, intelligence officials estimate. “We have largely failed to stop Americans from traveling overseas to join jihadists,” the task force declared. “A handful of suspects were stopped in other countries, but it appears the majority — 85 percent — still managed to evade American law enforcement on its way to the conflict zone.”

 The task force said it could identify only 28 cases in which federal authorities stopped suspects before they left for the Middle East. Eight of those involved Minnesotans who conspired since March 2014 to leave the U.S. for Syria but who were stopped by FBI agents. Those men, all Somali-Americans, are in custody. Three have pleaded guilty in recent weeks to conspiring to join ISIL.

Those targeted for recruiting tend to be men in their early 20s, although more than 30 American women have joined or attempted to join ISIL. Among them was Yusra Ismail, 20, of St. Paul, who last year was charged with misusing a passport to travel to Syria, where her family says she now is working as a nurse.

“Today, we are witnessing the largest global convergence of jihadists in history,” the task force noted. “Individuals from more than 100 countries have migrated to the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq since 2011. Over 25,000 foreign fighters have traveled to the battlefield to enlist.”

Locally, the FBI office in the Twin Cities recently added a fourth anti-terrorism squad to its intelligence operations related to people in the Twin Cities interested in becoming jihadists. At the same time — and separately — the office is deeply involved in building better community relations with the Somali community, pledging that those programs and relationships will never dovetail into intelligence gathering operations.

In Washington, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, said the report “only underscores the urgent need for adequate resources to fight terrorist recruitment.” He noted the need to build stronger community outreach programs while refraining from stereotyping. “It’s important that we don’t indiscriminately target members of one community,” he said.

U.S. authorities have interdicted only a fraction of the hundreds of Americans who sought to travel to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq, researchers found, and several dozen of those managed to get back into the U.S. The nation still lacks a national strategy to combat terrorist travel, the report found.

“There is currently no comprehensive global database of foreign fighter names,” the report stated. “Instead, countries including the United States rely on a patchwork system for swapping extremist identities, increasing the odds foreign fighters will slip through the cracks.”

How about starting with a database that already exists – for example, the passport and visa databases? Or perhaps the no-fly database?

As for fighting terrorist recruitment, Franken should be adamant about halting resettlement of Muslims to Minnesota, shutting down the jihad-recruiting mosques and Muslim businesses, and deporting large numbers of terror-linked Muslims in his state. But worse than doing nothing, he aids and abets jihad with his “refraining from stereotyping” rhetoric.


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