Anaheim: Two (more) Muslims Arrested Trying to Join Islamic Terror Group, Wanted to Die Martyrs

You remember Anaheim, the Muslim enclave recently minted: “Little Arabia.”

via 2 Anaheim Men Charged With Supporting ISIS Wanted to Die As Martyrs: DOJ | KTLA.

Two men arrested in Southern California and charged with conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist group Islamic State had expressed a desire to die as martyrs, authorities said Friday.

Muhanad Badawi, 24, and Nader Elhuzayel, 24, both of Anaheim, were arrested by FBI special agents Thursday evening, the U.S. Department of Justice stated in a news release.

Badawi and Elhuzayel used social media to discuss ISIL and terrorist attacks, expressed a desire to die as martyrs and made arrangements for Elhuzayel to leave the U.S. to join ISIL, the release stated, citing a criminal complaint against the two men.

The men also discussed “how it would be a blessing to fight for the cause of Allah, and to die in the battlefield” in a recorded conversation last month, according to the complaint.

On May 7, Badawi let Elhuzayel use his credit card to purchase a one-way airline ticket from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Israel, via Istanbul, Turkey, the Department of Justice stated.

Badawi had indicated he would travel to the Middle East in the future, according to the complaint.

Elhuzayel was arrested at LAX and allegedly admitted that he planned to disembark in Istanbul to join ISIL and did not intend to travel on to Israel.

Elhuzayel’s father, Salem Elhuzayel, said his son was planning to visit relatives in Palestine when he was taken into custody at the airport. Salem Elhuzayel said it was not possible that his son was involved in any plans to join the Islamic State.

“No way that he kept that from us. Nader is just an innocent human being who was traveling to go home to see his family and enjoy a stay of one, two months and then come back,” Salem Elhuzayel said.

The family’s apartment at the Crystal Inn in Anaheim was raided by authorities, Salem Elhuzayel said.

Nader Elhuzayel’s mother believes their family is being harassed because of where they are from.

“It is big harassment and racism too because we happen to be from the Middle East. We are Muslim people. … My kids were born in this country,” Elhuzayel’s mother said. “It’s like a nightmare being in this situation.”

Badawi and Elhuzayel made their first court appearance Friday afternoon at U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, but did not enter pleas.

Badawi’s attorney, Kate Corrigan, said he understands the severity of the charges against him. She said he was a college student who had lived in the U.S. for many years.

“He’s a young man,” Corrigan said. “He’ somebody that is very concerned about his family at this point, and he’s obviously scared.”

Both men face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted as charged.

A preliminary hearing for the two men was set for June 5.


Videos at the link above and more via: Pair (of Muslims) accused of trying to join ISIS

The FBI said Elhuzayel admitted after his arrest that he was headed overseas to join ISIS terrorists, according to the complaint.

Meanwhile, FBI agents in Anaheim arrested his friend and alleged fellow terrorist supporter Badawi. Details of Badawi’s arrest were not released.

Elhuzayel’s parents, Palestinian immigrants Salem and Falak Elhuzayel, said their son is not a terrorist or sympathetic to terrorist ideals.

The two men “used social media to discuss (ISIS) and terrorist attacks, expressed a desire to die as martyrs and made arrangements for Nader Elhuzayel to leave the United States to join (ISIS),” according to the complaint.

Beginning in 2014, Badawi allegedly began posting pro-ISIS messages on Twitter under several usernames. One alleged message was “Inshallah (God willing) soon the Islamic State will take over Baghdad …”

Nader Elhuzayel, who authorities said also used several names on Twitter, allegedly spread similar messages. He also said to Badawi that he “wanted to die in the battlefield; he wanted to die a (martyr),” according to the complaint.

“It’s nonsensical talk,” Salem Elhuzayel said regarding his son’s alleged tweets. “This is not our son. Somebody must be speaking on his behalf.”

But Nader Elhuzayel allegedly repeatedly discussed with Badawi his desire to leave the country and join ISIS. And both men allegedly denounced local Muslim leaders because they did not support the Islamic State.

On May 3, Nader Elhuzayel allegedly told Badawi in a recorded conversation, “May we be united in the Islamic State.” Badawi, according to the complaint, admitted to using his phone to buy Nader Elhuzayel’s plane ticket while the men sat in his car May 7.

About six months ago, Nader Elhuzayel began worshipping at the nearby West Coast Islamic Society in Anaheim. Officials at the mosque would not comment on the arrests, though one member said Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, who both attended the mosque, did not associate with others.

“The individuals prayed and left,” Sammy Ahmed said following Friday prayers at the mosque. “They didn’t hang out.”

While apparently posting the ISIS-supporting messages, Nader Elhuzayel also began using iPhone apps to learn Arabic and use that skill to read the Quran in its original language.

Nader Elhuzayel and a mysterious woman, who also supports ISIS through social media, talked daily and planned to get married and have children, according to the complaint.

An Orange County defense attorney appointed by the federal court to represent Badawi at Friday’s proceeding in the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana said Badawi immigrated to the United States from Sudan when he was about 16 and has no previous criminal record.

A report issued earlier this week by the Anti-Defamation League cited 36 domestic arrests of individuals suspected of supporting terrorists so far in 2015. That figure does not include two men shot and killed earlier this month after opening fire at an event in Texas showcasing controversial cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.

The number of terror arrests in the United States this year is approaching the combined total of each of the past two years, 26 in 2014 and 22 in 2013, according to the May 20 ADL report.


 First and second gen Muslim immigrants from Palestine and Sudan.

Video: Islamic Center of Lawrence, Kansas – raising money for Islamic jihad

Circa 1988. h/t @CausingFitna

“we have some Muslim Americans who have shared have volunteered themselves and have come over there and now they are sharing in jihad and they were trained on how to use weapons and they are sharing with their brothers mujahideen…it is part of our religion to perform jihad…we are seeking it, we are seeking martyrdom…”


Nothing has changed. Muslims living in the U.S. were funding jihad and were leaving the U.S. to wage jihad in the 1980’s (likely earlier) just as they do now. 

Michigan: Mega-mosques v. mini-churches

Sent in by a reader. It’s happening all across the U.S.


St. Toma Syriac Catholic Church – Farmington Hills, Michigan (23,000 sf)

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Hidaya Mosque/Community Center – Ypsilanti, Michigan (85,000 sf)

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Brown Chapel – Ypsilanti, Michigan (15,000 sf)

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Chaldean Nun’s Convent – Farmington Hills, Michigan (20,000 sf)

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Proposed Church – Southfield, Michigan (10,000 sf)

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Interfaith Community Center – Dearborn, Michigan (70,000 sf) [mosque]

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Proposed Church – Genoa Township, Michigan

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More pics via Assembly Architecture — GAV & Associates, Inc.

Notice not only the size of the mosques being built, but the churches with few exceptions are barely recognizable as churches while the mosques are quite obvious. The Ypsilanti mosque alone is larger than all the churches combined. Who is funding it?

Through a combination of immigration, zoning jihad or using a flawed religious land act to force mosques in residential areas and shopping malls, Muslims are colonizing and creating enclaves all across the U.S.

Build it, and they (kufr) will leave.

Canada: Beware of the Muslim Brotherhood, expert warns

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via Beware of the Muslim Brotherhood, expert warns | Ottawa Citizen.

Authorities should be concerned about the unseen hand of the Muslim Brotherhood gripping sections of Canada’s diverse Muslim community, says a U.S. security expert.

The movement has planted its revivalist interpretation of Islam, political ideology and activism among some Muslims here and sees itself as a minder and broker between them and the rest of society, Lorenzo Vidino, who specializes in Islamism and political violence, told the Senate’s national security committee recently.

“They basically aim to be the gatekeepers to Muslim communities, that whenever politicians, governments or the media try to get the Muslim voice, if there were such a thing, they would go through them, sort of the self‑appointed leaders of Muslim communities,” he said.

Vidino is director of the program on extremism at George Washington University and author of The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West (Columbia University Press, 2010). He sees no direct links to terrorism among the group’s western supporters. In fact, some work to prevent violent radicalization, he said.

“It would be an analytical mistake to lump them, as some do, with al-Qaida or ISIL. These are not organizations that plan attacks in the West, and actually in many cases they do condemn them.”

The problem is more indirect, Vidino said. “Generally speaking, the movement has not abandoned violence as a tool to advance its agenda.” Tactically, it doesn’t pursue violence, “but it’s not heartfelt,” he said.

“They have this narrative where they lump together foreign policy issues with issues like cartoons and so on as part of a big narrative that proves this point that the West hates Muslims and Islam. It’s that mainstreaming of this narrative which is very much the staircase to violent radicalization and the brotherhood does mainstream that. It provides somewhat of a fertile environment.

“That kind of narrative in the mind a 16- or 18-year-old is extremely dangerous, because violence is justified when Muslims are under attack. If it’s OK in Gaza and Afghanistan, why is it not OK in the West, where you’re also telling me that Islam is under attack?”

The brotherhood is a banned terrorist organization in some Middle East and other countries, notably Egypt, where the movement was born. But it has different profile in the West.

To start, there is no group calling itself the “Muslim Brotherhood” in North America. Instead, a few hundred sophisticated, politically savvy and well-funded supporters in Canada have over the past 50 years created vocal and visible organizations that represent a very small part of the Muslim community. They exert a disproportional influence over mosques, schools and spaces where Muslims come together, said Vidino.

While they don’t take orders from any Arab capital, they “are part of an informal network where you have strong links based on personal and financial connections, and at the end of the day what matters the most: ideology. They all embrace a certain world view.”

Groups sometimes go to great lengths to sever or hide such ties, Vidino told the committee. He said they include the Muslim Association of Canada and what used to be called CAIR-CAN, now the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

Another group he identified is The International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy – Canada, IRFAN. Its charitable status was revoked after the government alleged the organization sent almost $15 million to groups affiliated with the Palestinian terror outfit Hamas between 2005 and 2009. IRFAN has since been listed as a banned terrorist organization in Canada.

Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the NCCM, said Vidino is misinformed.

“The NCCM is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit grassroots Canadian civil liberties and advocacy organization with a public track record spanning 15 years,” said Gardee. “The NCCM is not a religious group and does not and has never had any affiliations, links, ideological or of any other kind, with the Muslim Brotherhood or any other overseas group.”

The Muslim Association of Canada did not respond to a request for comment. But its website traces its roots to the teachings of Egyptian Hassan al-Banna, who founded the brotherhood in 1928 to revive and integrate traditional Islamic teaching and practices, such as sharia law, with modern society.

Vidion’s parting advice to the committee: “Engage with knowledge. Know that they have an agenda.”


The U.S. was warned too.

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Texas Imam wants “change to the [free speech] law” (video)

 via Atlas Shrugs: Islam

“I think there needs to be a change to the law where people do not disrespect especially high people,” Imam Mobasher Ahmed said.


Joel Eisenbaum, Investigative Reporter, with a slanted report.

And it’s not just one Muslim imam. Many Muslims in the U.S. feel the same way:

 

Washington: Third mosque being built in Snohomish County

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via Islamic group plans to build mosque in Mukilteo | HeraldNet.com – Local news.

An Islamic group has bought property and is raising money to build the worship center, which would join mosques in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

MUKILTEO — Followers of Islam in Snohomish County could have a new place to worship in the years to come.

Muslims who attend services in rented space on Everett Mall Way recently bought land in Mukilteo with plans to build a mosque on the property.

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo would be only the third mosque in the county, according to the group. The others are Masjud Umar al-Farooq in Mountlake Terrace and Dar-al-arqam Islamic Centre in Lynnwood.

Only the 3rd mosque?

The property is located on Harbour Pointe Boulevard SW just off the Mukilteo Speedway, next to Bank of America and near Mukilteo City Hall.

Strategically located next to a bank and near City Hall. And near the local high school too.

A group, also called the Islamic Center of Mukilteo, was formed to manage the endeavor. About 10 members met on Saturday in the parking lot next to the parcel for a tailgate lunch to celebrate the launching of the project.

“They are excited about it,” said Faisal Sheikh of Snohomish, a member of the group.

The mosque would draw 200 to 400 people for worship, member Zeb Akbar of Mukilteo said. The primary weekly service would be on Friday afternoons.

200-400 means 300-500.

The mosques in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace draw 600 or more worshippers, Mukilteo group members estimated.

The group bought the Mukilteo property, just under an acre in size, for $245,000, Akbar said. Preliminary plans call for a 4,000-square foot building. It’s estimated the mosque would cost $600,000.

200-400 people on a lot less than an acre in size?

The group hasn’t raised those funds, Akbar said. Most of the money to buy the property was donated by members of Muslim gatherings around the area.Akbar said the group plans to approach the project bit-by-bit as funds become available. They’ll start by clearing the property and arranging for connections to the sewer system and utilities, he said.

Worship services and other features of the building, including a library and game room, will be open to the public, members said.

For dawah purposes.

Mohammed Riaz Khan of Mukilteo is president of the group. Khan was one of 11 people who filed for a vacant position on the Mukilteo City Council. The new council member is scheduled to be selected Jan. 13.

First the mosque. Taking spots on local school and city councils. And that’s how it begins. 

Khan and other members said they want the mosque to be part of the community.”

Anyone can come,” member Naseer Ahmed of Everett said.

Mukilteo mayor-elect Jennifer Gregerson said it will be good to see the vacant land next to the bank put to use.

“I think it’s great, we have a diverse community, I think it’s exciting,” she said.

Muslim colonization may cause excitement, but usually not in any positive manner.


Some tidbits from the Islamic group’s website:

Mission Statement
The Islamic Center of Mukilteo is an organization that endeavours to serve as a beacon of Islamic light nurturing the emotional, social, moral, mental and spiritual potentialities of the Muslim community inMukilteo. It aspires to unshackle the community from the fetters of ignorance, innovations and superstitions by providing authentic Islamic knowledge so that they are guided to the pure, unadulterated precepts of Islam according to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of Allah’s Final Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh).

That should worry residents of Mukilteo.

Objectives
The ideals of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo are mirrored in the following objectives;
• To propagate, publish and otherwise expound the doctrines of Islam.
• To protect, preserve and promote Islamic values.
• To provide for the educational needs of the community.
• To provide religious guidance and counsel
• To foster unity and brotherhood
• To co-ordinate Islamic activities for the community
• To administer and dispose of the charity of the community


As Obama keeps importing Muslims by the thousands, the Muslim population and their barracks mosques will continue to grow.

OTBR Reads:

 

Dirty Dozen – President Obama’s model mosque linked to at least 12 jihadis (video)

The President touts the Islamic Society of Boston as a model for his Countering Violent Extremism program. Then why are there at least 12 jihadis associated with it?

Related Hussein Obama failures (or did they succeed in funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to Muslim orgs?).

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