Palm Beach: Supervisor of Elections Held Secret Meetings with Muslims, Dems on Terror Mosque Voting Location

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Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach County, Florida

An update on this post. via: The United West: Boca Raton Mosque – Too Extreme for Palm Beach Voting Location

In the midst of this controversy it was discovered that in early 2016, Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach Co., FL in collaboration with ICBR President Bassem Alhalabi selected the Islamic Center of Boca Raton as a polling center for the upcoming 2016 presidential election.

However, public outcry forced Bucher to select an alternative voting location for the upcoming 2016 election season.

As the public outcry led to media coverage, Bucher and AlHalabi organized a meeting on July 19 that was held at the ICBR.  In attendance were a cross-section of liberal and progressive political leaders that included ACLU of Florida President Mark Schneider, J-Street Regional Director Scott Brockman, Emerge USA/FL chairman Suhail Nanji, Chairman, Boca Raton City Councilman Jeremy Rodgers and American Muslim Democratic Caucus regional director Kashif Mohammad.

The purpose of the meeting was to insure that the ICBR would be a voting location in a future election cycle in Palm Beach Co. if Bucher is reelected in 2016.

The ICBR, a well-known Islamic extremist mosque, has promoted organizations calling for the “Killing of Jews” and has informed its members on “How Can I Train Myself for Jihad.”

TheUnitedWest.org presents incontrovertible evidence of the ICBR’s Jihadist support, Jew Hatred, and radical Islamic ties in the following exposé titled, “BUSTED: Boca Raton Mosque, too extreme for Palm Beach Voting location!”


Contact information:

Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections
240 South Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Email: susanbucher@pbcelections.org

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

Source: OKC man charged in terrorism hoax after allegedly sending letter containing white powder to a mosque | News OK h/t TROP & Blazing

An Oklahoma City man was charged Wednesday with a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to a mosque containing a white powder meant to be mistaken for anthrax.

Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with the rarely filed felony count known as the crime of terrorist hoax. Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count of malicious injury and destruction of property.

Prosecutors allege Bouma sent the letter to the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City on June 1. The imam at the mosque, 3815 N St. Clair Ave., contacted the FBI after opening it.

After testing the powder, the Oklahoma City Fire Department determined it was harmless. Police reported the powder was potassium perchlorate.

Bouma admitted to police on Aug. 18 he sent the “anthrax” letter to the mosque, police reported in a court affidavit.

Bouma “purchased some cheap detergent and placed it in the envelope,” according to the affidavit. Police reported threats in the letter were cut out of a magazine and a newspaper.

On Aug. 11, OK Halal Meat & Grocery, a Muslim-owned store adjacent to the mosque, had anti-Muslim sentiments spray-painted on the back.

Bouma admitted he painted the store but said the imam told him to, the affidavit states.

The graffiti referenced the Council on American- Islamic Relations, also known as CAIR. One statement said “CAIR not welcome.” Other remarks were crude and the terrorist group ISIS was mentioned.

Bouma reportedly attended the mosque in the past. Bouma became a suspect after authorities discovered threatening emails he had sent to mosque members, police reported.

Bouma has been held in the Oklahoma County jail since Aug. 18.


This appears to be an elaborate, yet poorly executed, hoax by the terrorist-linked CAIR.

Perpetrated by a mosque member (fall guy), at the behest of a CAIR imam, targeting a CAIR employee to make them look like targets, with a full blown PR campaign by CAIR OK, and then foisting another propaganda coup and dawah event having non-Muslims clean up the faked graffiti.  

Read about the imam from Palestine here via About the Imam:

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Besides being the senior Imam at ISGOC, the chairman of Islamic studies and Chaplain at Oklahoma City University, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at both Phillips Theological Seminary and St. Paul School of Theology, advisory board member of CAIR, advisory board member of Wilbery School of Religion (Oklahoma City University), Enchassi is also in charge of organizing outreach and curriculum with the Muslim and non-Muslim communities throughout the state of Oklahoma. He is a highly sought after public speaker, and he is regularly booked to address audiences at academic institutions, government functions and interfaith events to offer his expertise in Muslim principles, comparative religions, interfaith dialogue and human rights.

Among much recognition, Enchassi has received the Interfaith Alliance “Community Service Award,” CAIR “Inspiration Award,”…

CAIR’s post plot PR campaign here:

Saad Mohammed, director of Islamic news and information for the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City…

Mohammed is chairman of the board for CAIR-Oklahoma.

“I was personally targeted, I think because I’m the chairman of CAIR and I’m the director of news and information for the Islamic Society so who better to target,” he said. “One statement said ‘Saad is not welcome here.’”

Another statement said “CAIR not welcome here,”and the vandals also wrote messages directed at the Islamic Society. The vandalism also mentioned the terrorist group ISIS.

Mohammed said he was not concerned that vandals targeted him by name in one of their messages. He said he takes precautions on a regular basis when he is out in the community so he has no special concerns now.

The Muslim leader said he was pleased with the response from the society’s youth group and the Interfaith Alliance.

“The response was outstanding,” he said. “We will continue educating people and pushing forward and try to bridge this gap of hate.”


Now we know why he wasn’t scared – because his team was behind the fake hate crime. But they got national media attention and submitted more non-Muslims to their dawah.

Terrorist front group CAIR has been at the front of many faked hate crimes perpetrated by Muslims and blamed on Americans, with the media falling for it every time.

We may need to start a new category for that growing list, here.

Proposed Bill Could Cut Off Foreign Money for Islamic Dawah in U.S.

Source: No Saudi Money for American Mosques :: Middle East Forum

Saudi Arabia may be the country in the world most different from the United States, especially where religion is concerned. An important new bill introduced by Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) aims to take a step toward fixing a monumental imbalance.

Pray any way you wish in America, so long as you do not break the law. Non-Muslims who pray with others in Saudi Arabia engage in an illicit activity that could get them busted, as though they had participated in a drug party.

The United States, obviously, has no sacred cities open only to members of a specific faith. KSA has two of them, Mecca and Medina; trespassers who are caught will meet with what the Saudi authorities delicately call “severe punishment.”

With only rare (and probably illegal) exceptions, the U.S. government does not fund religious institutions abroad (and those exceptions tend to be for Islamic institutions).

One could argue that Islamic countries essentially are religious institutions [see al-din wa’l-dawla, meaning “the religion and the polity”—a phrase that holds Islam to be both a religion and a body of rules governing society and state].

In contrast, the Saudi monarchy has spent globally an estimated US $100 billion to spread its Wahhabi version of Islam. Products of Saudi-funded Wahhabi schools and mosques have often been incited to political violence against non-Muslims.

The Saudis have been arrogantly indiscreet about spending to promote Wahhabism. For example, a 2005 Freedom House report reviewed some of the extremist literature provided to the public by Saudi-funded institutions and concluded that it poses “a grave threat to non-Muslims and to the Muslim community itself.” The monarchy has also given multiple and generous grants to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the most aggressive and effective Islamist organization in the United States.

This discrepancy, a version of which exists in every Western country, demands a solution.

Brat’s proposed bill, H.R. 5824, the “Religious Freedom International Reciprocity Enhancement Act,” makes it unlawful for “foreign nationals of a country that limits the free exercise of religion in that country to make any expenditure in the United States to promote a religion in the United States, and for other purposes.”

Hello, Saudi Arabia!

To “promote a religion” includes funding “religious services, religious education, evangelical outreach, and publication and dissemination of religious literature.” Should funding proceed anyway in defiance of this bill, the U.S. government can seize the monies.

The bill needs more work: it omits mention of religious buildings, offers no criteria for seizure of property, and does not indicate who would do the seizing. But it offers an important beginning. I commend it and urge its urgent consideration and adoption.

Americans cannot abide aggressive unilateral actions by Riyadh (or, for that matter, Tehran and Doha) exploiting their oil bonanza to smother the secularist principles basic to Western life. We must protect ourselves.


Read it all. As Pipes notes, the bill needs more work, a lot of work.

It’s not just the Saudi’s who play this game though, recall Turkey funded a $100M mosque in Maryland and there is a network of hundreds of notorious Turkish schools across the U.S.

The Pakistani’s have been caught funding activities too. The Shia’s have their networks as well.

If Hillary Clinton is placed in the White House this has no chance of surviving in any fashion and Saudi money, Saudi Prince Says Funded 20% Of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign, and Saudi Wahabbi Muslims will pour in.

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Georgia: 135-Acre Mega Mosque Complex Called Itself a “Church”…To Fool Citizens?

…or to fool the city? For years mosque-building Muslims have been waging a zoning jihad – breaking, violating and outright ignoring zoning laws across the U.S. With absolutely zero consequences. In fact, Obama’s DOJ has acted as mosque enforcer.

“…I will leave it up to people in the community to decide for themselves why it was called the Avery Community Church and Cemetery until last week~ District 1 Commissioner John Douglas

Source: Newton County Residents Voice Fears At Mosque Meeting | WABE 90.1 FM

Hundreds were at a Monday night meeting in Newton County about a proposed Muslim worship center and burial facility there.

The historic Covington Courthouse was packed for two back-to-back meetings.

Most were opposed to the purchase of 135 acres along Highway 162 by a mostly Bangladeshi mosque based in Doraville.

When Newton County resident Edmond Hall took to the podium he called the people gathered the “silent majority.”

Then he spoke about the proposed facility.

“I don’t want these people and these teachings in our community. Were we not watching our TV on Sept. 11, 2001. Have we lost our mind? Have we lost our common sense here?” said Hall.

Many people said they were scared the new mosque would lead to attacks similar to recent mass shootings in Paris and Orlando, Florida.

A few people in support of the proposed Muslim facility called the comparison to mass attacks “hateful.”

“When I heard that there is a mosque built there I was excited,” said Zouhir Fakir, a Muslim who’s lived in Newton County for eight years, “something nice, you feel like you belong here. There is a place where you can go worship and maybe meet other Muslims and stuff. But then when I heard the reaction from other people I was surprised.”

The Doraville mosque already has an administrative permit for the 135 acres it owns. But last week, the county commission instituted a five week moratorium on building any new religious facilities.

Civil rights groups have threatened a lawsuit against the county for religious discrimination.

Imam Mohammad Islam, the leader of the Doraville mosque that purchased the property in Newton County, was not at the public meeting Monday night.

Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has been working closely with Islam following response to the proposal for the new facility.

Mitchell said the Doraville mosque received advice “it would be better and safer” for Muslims not to attend the meeting.

“We think it would safer to let the crowd there say what they want in that environment, and then let church and community leaders meet privately with the leadership of the mosque to ask any questions they have and to dialogue in a safe and protected environment,” said Mitchell.

Georgia CAIR and the Georgia branch of the NAACP were scheduled to hold a press conference Tuesday regarding their request that the U.S. Department of Justice Investigate Newton County over the moratorium.


New reader’s should be alerted to the fact that CAIR is a terrorist front group listed as an Islamic terror organization in the UAE.

The back story and how the mosque mislead or kept the project a secret from citizens, via Newton Commissioners put mosque, places of worship on hold

The five-week moratorium, proposed by District 1 Commissioner John Douglas, in whose district the mosque would be built, was designed to give the county’s planning staff time to review zoning provisions and the current trend toward “campus-style, multi-service facilities” for places of worship. The county’s current zoning ordinance allows places of worship in all zoning categories in the county, provided the project meets minimum requirements of the ordinance.

Douglas told commissioners that the moratorium is in line with his previous opposition to “excessive development in the first district.” Douglas said he had opposed development of 1,500 houses in Stanton Springs, opposed the higher-density Autumn Trace subdivision on U.S. Highway 278, opposed expansion of a trucking terminal at the Hub Junction and delayed a decision on development of a regional ag center until a public meeting was held to answer neighbors’ questions.

“I have made it a point to work to keep the first district mostly rural and small town because the people who live in east and south Newton came here for that reason,” said Douglas. “There they love the quality of life we have in that area, the low crime rate, the lack of congestion and traffic and the ability just to get away from the big city when they go home.”

Residents in the area where the mosque has been proposed have said they are concerned about the increased noise and congestion that would come with the project. Plans for the 135-acre tract include 5 acres set aside for the mosque and another 10.5 acres allocated for the cemetery and a burial preparation accessory facility. The plan includes an additional 15 acres for future cemetery expansion, 28 acres for a future school operated by the church, 21 acres for residential uses, and 4.8 acres for open space.

Douglas also last week said he was greatly concerned that he and other commissioners were in the dark about plans for the mosque and related facilities, even though the land was sold to Al Maad Al Islami Inc., a Doraville non-profit organization, a year ago.

In response to questions from Douglas, County Manager Lloyd Kerr told commissioners that the mosque development proposal was presented to Development Services in June 2015 by attorney Phil Johnson. At that time, the place of worship was referred to as Avery Community Church and Cemetery. Kerr said Development Services was not aware that the project was a mosque and not a community church until county officials met with the project engineer on Aug. 8.

“Let me say that it is absolutely legal to call the project anything they want to call it, but I will leave it up to people in the community to decide for themselves why it was called the Avery Community Church and Cemetery until last week,” said Douglas. “For the record, Avery Place is a subdivision across Highway 162 from this development site.” Continue reading

South Dakota: Brotherhood-linked leader tells Muslims to change Sioux Falls, convert non-Muslims (VIDEO)

…and convert them by the tens of thousands.

Choice quotes that should alarm Sioux Falls residents:

“we want to change this society

every year we will double, exponentially

now we have 4,000 – in ten years we want to make it like 100,000

it will happen…don’t worry”


Jihad Qaddour is also a key figure in the Syrian Muslim invasion of the U.S. and last year the mosque he founded was caught inviting a Hamas-linked imam for a Good Friday fundraiser. All our posts on Jihad Qaddour here.

Causing Fitna, who discovered the video above, has highlighted Jihad’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, via Terror Tied Group Invades US Capitol……. Again:

Arrows indicate Jihad Qaddour and Mohamad Albadawi picture posted by MAS KC

Arrows indicate Jihad Qaddour and Mohamad Albadawi pictured; posted by MAS KC

The four finger Muslim Brotherhood gang sign seen above tells us that Jihad Qaddour is a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, but he is also a leader in the Muslim American Society, a designated terror group in the UAE.

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch has exposed Jihad Qaddour’s Muslim Brotherhood lineage as well:

In addition to his role as an officer of the Muslim American Society, the part of the US Muslim Brotherhood closest to the Egyptian organization, an individual with the last name Qaddour was listed on a spreadsheet from an internal U. Brotherhood document dated 12/18/88 that lists fifteen last names of the US Brotherhood Shura Council.


We told you in March 2015 that Muslims were looking to grow in Sioux Falls. From the video above it sounds like Jihad and his band of Muslims want Sioux Falls to become nearly completely Muslim. With an estimated population of 171,544, if Jihad Qaddour reaches his goal, Muslims will be a majority in ten years.

South Dakota has already felt the Muslim rapefugee impact: South Dakota: Muslim refugee gets life sentence for sex trafficking of teen girls, including a child!


Update: Jihad Qaddour’s Islamic organizations that send money to jihad hotspots have had their bank accounts shut down by Bank of America and Wells Fargo, per this Wall Street Journal article. Why not charge him with material support of terrorists?

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

 

 

New Jersey: Islamic Society lawyers bullying and harassing citizens who spoke against mosque

“It was scary. They came to my home in the middle of the night to serve me the papers.” ~ Citizen speaks about mosque lawyers intimidation

Lawyers for the Muslim organization want to interview residents who spoke out against the mosque, and to review their email messages, social media posts and any other evidence they say may prove they were motivated by bias.

Some 33 residents who spoke out against the project at dozens of public meetings have been subpoenaed in an effort by the plaintiffs…

Bernards mosque debate a 'complex situation,' Islamic Society head says | NJ.com

Muslims lost a case like this in Michigan, see links at end. Source: NJ town rocked by charges of bigotry after rejection of mosque

A New Jersey suburb known for its tree-lined streets and stately, multimillion-dollar homes has been transformed into a battleground over both a proposed mosque and the free speech rights of residents who oppose the project.

Bernards, a township of about 27,000 an hour west of New York City, has been cleaved by controversy since 2011, when its Planning Board took up a proposal for a 4,250-square-foot mosque in a residential neighborhood known as Liberty Corner. The applicant, Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, is led by a former Bernards mayor and has filed a federal civil rights suit accusing members of the board of religious discrimination in ultimately rejecting the project.

“This is a land use matter. It never was about religion,” current Bernards Mayor Carol Bianchi told FoxNews.com. “Anyone who takes the time to review the transcripts or knows our Planning Board members would draw this conclusion quickly.”

The Planning Board and many residents say they were concerned about traffic and other zoning issues, but the lawsuit accuses town officials of violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which gives religious institutions flexibility when it comes to zoning law restrictions on property use. The U.S. Department of Justice is separatley investigating the case.

The Islamic group has won the support of several civil and religious liberty advocates, including the ACLU, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Muslim Advocates, a San Francisco-based legal and educational advocacy group.

“I came to America almost 50 years ago with a firm belief in the values that America represents, including freedom of religion before the law,” Mohammad Ali Chaudry told The Bernardsville News after the Becket Fund filed a brief in support of his group. “The mosque is part of my American Dream.”

Lawyers for the Muslim organization want to interview residents who spoke out against the mosque, and to review their email messages, social media posts and any other evidence they say may prove they were motivated by bias.

The seeds of the controversy were planted in November of 2011, when the ISBR purchased nearly 4 acres in the quiet neighborhood and then applied five months later to build the mosque, complete with a prayer hall and, ultimately, 107 parking spaces. The proposed mosque was denied by the Planning Board last December following numerous public hearings over the course of more than three years.

“What should have been a simple board approval for a permitted use devolved into a Kafkaesque process that spanned an unprecedented four years and included 39 public hearings,” reads a section of the complaint. “These proceedings took place against a backdrop of ugly spectacle.”

The plaintiffs, who filed suit March 10, allege that the ISBR and its head, Chaudry, a Pakistani-born, longtime local resident who served as mayor of Bernards Township in 2004, faced “intense hostility” from residents who opposed not only the proposed Islamic center, but the religion of Islam. They say their opponents, including Bernards Township Citizens for Responsible Development, recruited “objectors” to attend the public hearings and speak out against the project, with careful instructions to avoid words that might betray their real motivation.

“This community opposition evolved into a well-funded machine that recruited objectors and coached them to channel their opposition through the permissible language of land use: parking, buffer and screening requirements, storm water management, and so on,” they say in their civil complaint.

The lawsuit lists examples of anti-Muslim bias, including vandalism of an ISBR mailbox and comments posted on social media. It also accused the citizens’ group of holding a meeting where those preparing to speak out were told, “Please remember, do not make any comments on the religion or Islamic mosque itself. If we do so, we will lose the battle.”

Based on those allegations, the ISBR’s lawyers subpoenaed the residents as well as eight current and former Planning Board members. One resident who was subpoenaed told FoxNews.com attorneys for ISBR seemed to be seeking evidence of a conspiracy. The resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the meeting was unnerving.

“I spoke out once, at one meeting,” the resident said. “I was tangentially involved. I clearly felt like it was a fishing expedition, that they were looking to find anything to support their case.

“For me, this has a chilling effect,” the resident added. “It was scary. They came to my home in the middle of the night to serve me the papers. I feel like I will never speak up in a public forum again.”

Bianchi blasted the tactics of ISBR and its lawyers from the prominent New York firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

“These tactics are un-American and violate First Amendment rights,” Bianchi said. “They are an attempt to bully and harass the community and township into settling the matter on plaintiffs’ terms without regard to proper land use concerns, especially safety.”

Officials for neither ISBR nor its legal team responded to requests for comment. The Department of Justice confirmed it is probing the case separately, but declined to provide details.

Bianchi said she is troubled not only by the investigation, but also by a key federal prosecutor’s association with Chaudry. Caroline Sadlowski, chief of the Civil Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, serves with Chaudry on Drew University’s 14-member Center for Religion and Cultural Conflicts.

The mayor added that she feels let down by Chaudry’s accusations.

“This community elected Mr. Chaudry to the Township Committee after 9/11 and made him the first Pakistani Muslim mayor in the nation,” Bianchi said. “I am disappointed that [he] would call this community, which has always embraced him, bigots.”


A short jaunt up the Turnpike reveals what happens when Islamic supremacists move in: New Jersey: Mosque takes over church, quickly disrupt neighbors quality of life.

Related:

New Jersey: Mosque lawyer demands city ignore fire officials’ concerns

Muslims turning residential NJ home into mosque for 150+

Muslims plan to raze house to build mosque in residential NJ neighborhood

New Jersey: Islamic society wages legal jihad over denial to build mosque in residential area

NJ: Preserve Liberty Corner! Mosque continues zoning jihad

In Michigan:

Michigan: Court Again Tells CAIR to Pay Legal Fees For Harrassing Citizens Who Opposed Mosque

Michigan: CAIR Terrorizes Private Citizens Who Opposed Mosque Construction

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