Former US Air Force Mechanic Turned Muslim Arrested Trying to Join Islamic State Terrorists

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via Former US Air Force Mechanic Charged With Trying to Join ISIS in Syria, Officials Say – ABC News.

A former U.S. Air Force veteran has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to join ISIS, the brutal terrorist group wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, after watching their online propaganda videos, authorities announced today.

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, who is from New Jersey but had been living overseas for years, was secretly arrested two months ago after being deported back to the United States.

On Jan. 10, he flew from Egypt to Turkey hoping to slip into Syria and “fight violent jihad” with ISIS, but Turkish authorities refused to let him enter their country, federal prosecutors say in court documents filed in Brooklyn, N.Y., authorities said.

Egyptian authorities then deported Pugh to the United States, where he was arrested by the FBI and found to be carrying multiple electronic devices, including a cell phone that allegedly contained a photograph of a machine gun. Some of the data on the electronic devices had been deleted, prosecutors say.

On his laptop, FBI agents discovered that he had been viewing ISIS propaganda online and conducting online searches for such phrases as “borders controlled by Islamic state,” “kobani border crossing,” and “who controls kobani,” according to prosecutors.

In addition, the FBI recovered two of Pugh’s backpacks, which allegedly contained two compasses, a solar-powered flashlight, a solar-powered power source, a fatigue jacket and camping clothes.

Pugh also allegedly searched online for the ISIS video “Flames of War,” a 55-minute piece of propaganda that even the FBI highlighted late last year when asking “for the public’s help identifying individuals who have traveled—or are planning to travel—overseas to engage in combat alongside terrorist organizations.”

A month before his alleged attempt to join ISIS, Pugh was fired from his job as an airplane mechanic in Kuwait, according to court documents. He learned how to install and maintain aircraft engines, navigation systems and weapons systems while serving in the Air Force from 1986 to 1990, the documents say.

According to court documents, he “appears to have close ties to a woman in Egypt whom he has identified as his wife.”

And Has (little terrorists) Children in America.

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Pugh converted to Islam after moving to San Antonio, Texas, in 1998 and “became increasingly radical in his beliefs,” the feds said.

In 2001, while he was working as a mechanic for American Airlines, a coworker notified the FBI that Pugh had been expressing anti-American sentiment and that he sympathized with Osama bin Laden, authorities said.

Pugh will be arraigned before a federal judge on Wednesday. If convicted at trial, Pugh faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.

 

New Jersey: West Windsor police submit to four days of Islamic dawah

 That’s right. FOUR DAYS!!!west-windsor-dhimmis

This type of event isn’t necessary for Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists – or any other religion. Why? Because only members of one religion are rapidly transforming U.S. towns and cities and committing acts of horrific violence in almost every country in the world. Muslims in the U.S. fully leverage their jihad-waging co-religionists to scare and subjugate non-Muslims. Muslims are the only ones who refuse to assimilate and force Western nations to accommodate their sharia practices. via West Windsor police host four-days of progrms to learn about Islam, Muslim culture | NJ.com. h/t Iron Burka

Close to 100 township workers and emergency responders attended a symposium hosted by the West Windsor Police Department focused on learning about Islam and Muslim culture, police said.

The four-day event took place last month at the Princeton Junction Fire Department and featured daily speakers from the Institute of Islamic Studies in East Windsor, covering aspects of the Islamic religion, cultural practices and sensitivities of the Muslim community.

“I would say I made new friends,” said Sgt. Mark Lee, who helped organize the event. “We’re building bridges of understanding.”

The Institute of Islamic Studies has been located on Princeton Hightstown Road in East Windsor for nearly 20 years and last year broke ground on a new mosque to be built at 2030 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor.

We covered that mosque in this post: $5M Muslim Brotherhood mosque near Princeton

Tahir Zafar, the institute’s board chairman, said working to build trust between police and the communities they serve helps both sides. Learning about Muslim culture, given the current political climate, is especially important, Zafar said.

“Without the trust of the community, law enforcement can’t function,” Zafar said. “We all have to work together to build that trust.”

In other words, Muslims won’t follow the laws and won’t cooperate with the police unless the police submit to their sharia.

The Islamic Center members served as speakers, covering topics like traditional Muslim dress, the timing and meaning of Muslim prayer, religious holidays and Muslim obligations, Zafar said.

“We learned, they learned, I learned,” Lee said. “I can’t begin to put into words how good this was.”

Lee said he learned about the hajib, the traditional head covering worn by Muslim women. He said some officers asked about removing it from arrestees because it could be a strangulation risk.

Members of the institute said the hajib could be removed in certain circumstances, so long as there is something covering the head.

Lee said there was a frank discussion of Muslim radicalization and extremism, and members of the institute explained that although ISIS and other extremist groups grab the headlines, the vast majority of Muslim people denounce violence, especially violence committed in the name of Islam.

“I could give an analogy, it’s like the thought that every police officer is involved in a Ferguson-type of thing, so every cop is like that,” Lee said. “It’s a generalization and it’s pigeonholing everybody.”

It was the first time the institute put on a symposium on Islam, and Zafar said he thought the event went well, drawing a surprising number of people.

“We were pleasantly surprised,” Zafar said. “It was very, very engaging and we think this could be a real model for other townships.”


 Indeed. Pleasantly surprised at how easily those entrusted with protecting Americans rolled over and submitted to dhimmi status.

Like New York, New Jersey is descending to the point of no return (click link to read nearly 200 posts in NJ) very quickly. Jerseyan’s should already be well-versed in Islam. The first WTC attack was planned and carried out by Muslims in New Jersey and the second WTC attack took the lives of hundreds of New Jersey residents in plain view of millions more. It’s been downhill ever since with rapid Muslim immigration and foreign-funded mosque building to spread the intolerant ideology.

New Jersey: Muslim who claimed bias attack found guilty of setting up wife’s murder

As  we posted in 2011:

Parvaiz said he was shot by a black male, a white male and an unknown third male who shouted slurs saying that he and his wife were terrorists.

His statement to authorities changed several times, including once when he said the shooters were three black men.

“Within hours of the crime, it was obvious to investigators that this was sadly the alleged handiwork of the victim’s husband who allegedly did the unthinkable and plotted to murder his wife after a religious celebration,” Bianchi said.

Parvaiz told investigators there were issues in his marriage and he was angry at his wife for speaking negatively about his family.

In other words, an honor killing. And another fake Muslim hate crime perpetrated by…a Muslim.

More via Cheating husband found guilty of setting up wife’s murder while out walking with their young son — as it’s revealed he spent $4,500 on black magic spells to get rid of her | Daily Mail Online.

A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey.

A jury deliberated for four hours before convicting Kashif Parvaiz of scheming with his girlfriend to kill his wife and make it look like a random attack.

The August 2011 shooting occurred while Parvaiz and his wife, 27-year-old Nazish Noorani, walked with their son near her family’s home in Boonton, a New Jersey suburb about 30 miles from New York that is home to a large Pakistani-American population.

Noorani was killed, Parvaiz was wounded and the boy was unharmed. The couple’s other son was with family members in the house.

‘Nothing will ever restore Nazish to her family. As her two young children grow up, they will never have their mother by their side. Her family, and most especially her siblings, will never see her again,’ Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a statement. ‘This verdict, however, demonstrates to all of her loved ones that justice has been served.’

Antoinette Stephen pleaded guilty to murder and other offenses and testified against Parvaiz. The Billerica, Massachusetts, resident was having an affair with Parvaiz and admitted firing the fatal shots.

Parvaiz first told police that his family had been attacked by a group of men who called them terrorists and suggested that it was a bias crime, prosecutors said. Noorani was originally from Karachi, Pakistan.

Stephen and Parvaiz exchanged text messages in the days leading up to the shooting, according to an arrest affidavit released by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

‘You hang in there. Freedom is just around ur corner,’ read one text sent from a phone listed to Stephen’s father to Parvaiz, according to the affidavit.

According to Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi, Parvaiz’s accounts of the attack were inconsistent and immediately raised suspicions.

Parvaiz told investigators the couple was attacked by a different combination of black and white males who shouted ethnic slurs, authorities said. In his initial story, the group shouted something about the family being ‘terrorists,’ authorities said.

Bianchi said investigators were deeply concerned when Parvaiz suggested it was a bias crime, but within hours ‘it was obvious to investigators that this was sadly the alleged handy work of the victim’s husband who allegedly did the unthinkable and plotted to murder his wife.’

Nazish Noorani lived in fear of her abusive husband as their marriage crumbled and chillingly foretold of her fate to her brother.

In a text to him she wrote: ‘I dont no wht to do. Cant talk to him cuz he abuse me than … he doesnt wanna live with me … i dont no kids get scared of him sometimes … im so tired of this … i dont no Im scared …someday u will find me dead because its cuz of kaski … he wants to kill me.’

The victim’s sister, Lubna Choudhry, cried in the hallway in the arms of her brother, Kaleem Norrani, after the verdict was read. The family did not immediately comment.

Prosecutors said during the three-week trial that Parvaiz emailed two black magic companies asking if they could come up with a way to make his wife leave him, kill herself or disappear. They said he paid at least $4,500 for spells and prayers from the company.

Parvaiz was convicted of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, endangering the welfare of a child, child abuse, hindering apprehension by lying to police and weapons charges. He faces life in prison at his sentencing, which is scheduled for April 24.

Stephen faces a minimum of 30 years in prison, but has yet to be sentenced.

 

New Jersey town forced to pay $7.75 million to Muslims to build mega-mosque

via Atlas Shrugs who writes:

In a striking violation of the establishment clause, Obama’s lawless administration is imposing the sharia nationwide, allowing the rampant construction of rabats and jihad recruitment centers at a time when we should be monitoring the mosques and restricting construction of  Muslim Brotherhood beachheads and Islamic State madrassas.

 Many churches and synagogues and Wal-Marts and what have you have been unable to build because of zoning laws. So why is Muslim supremacism enshrined in DOJ policy? And why are they given special rights? The United States of America is based on individual rights — no special rights for special classes.

 These proposed  giant mosques in small residential neighborhoods with even smaller Muslim populations are “rabats,” a beachhead to spread Islam. The first rabat appeared at the time of Muhammad.

 The Prophet imposed his rule on parts of Arabia through a series of ghazvas, or razzias (the origin of the English word “raid”). The ghazva was designed to terrorize the infidels, convince them that their civilization was doomed and force them to submit to Islamic rule. Those who participated in the ghazva were known as the ghazis, or raiders.

After each ghazva, the Prophet ordered the creation of a rabat—or a point of contact at the heart of the infidel territory raided. The rabat consisted of an area for prayer, a section for the raiders to eat and rest and facilities to train and prepare for future razzias [raids].

Unfortunately for many in the rural central New Jersey neighborhood, the mosque will be built by a luxury apartment complex. Details via Bridgewater, mosque settlement reaches $7.75 million

– There will be no mosque on Mountaintop Road.

Instead, under the terms of a settlement between the township and the Al Falah Center, a mosque will be built between Routes 202-206 and 287 on a 15-acre lot the township will buy for $2.75 million.

The township will exchange that lot for the former Redwood Inn property on Mountaintop Road where the mosque originally was proposed.

In addition, the township’s insurance carrier will pay the Al Falah Center $5 million for alleged damages, costs and attorney fees in exchange for dropping its lawsuit against the township.

The township will use $815,000 from its open space trust fund and a $1.935 million bond ordinance to buy the property between Harding and West Foothill roads, south of the 80-unit Woodmont Square at Bridgewater apartment complex.

Members of the Al Falah Center were satisfied with the settlement.

“I think it’s a just result,” said Omar T. Mohammedi, a member of Al Falah’s board. “We’re just excited we will have a place of worship.”

Mohammedi said that because plans have to be developed for the property, no timeline has been drawn for the submission of plans and construction.

“It’s a great site,” he said.

The settlement, approved unanimously Monday by the township council, ends a bitter three-year dispute that landed in federal court and already has cost the township hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

But Council President Matthew Moench said the settlement could potentially save the township “an enormous amount of money” if the municipality lost the lawsuit.

Mayor Dan Hayes said the settlement prevents Al Falah from seeking attorney fees allowed by federal law that would have exceeded the township’s insurance coverage.

Without a settlement, the mayor said, the costs would have been paid by taxpayers.

Al Falah Center will have 20 months to gain the necessary approvals to build the mosque, said Kevin Coakley, the attorney representing the township in the litigation.

Coakley said the township has agreed to “cooperate” with the Al Falah Center in the approval process.

Because the site is zoned for houses of worship and has access to a highway, the lot meets the criteria in the township’s zoning ordinance. That zoning ordinance, adopted after the Al Falah Center applied to build the mosque on Mountaintop Road, was at the center of the legal dispute

The settlement leaves that ordinance in effect.

“The preservation of our residential uses and the ability to zone uses appropriate for their locations is a critical right the township fought to preserve,” Hayes said. “This settlement leaves our ordinance intact, ends our exposure to the almost unlimited costs of further litigation and allows all parties to move forward.”

Hayes said the township has not decided what to do with the 7-acre Mountaintop Road property.

The Route 202-206 property has a $803,600 assessment and the 2013 property taxes were $16,634. In 2012, the township approved a 39-unit townhouse development for the property that was never built.

The settlement also calls for the suspension of the planning board hearings that started in January on Al Falah’s proposal to build the mosque on the former Redwood Inn property.

The hearings often featured contentious exchanges between neighbors and witnesses testifying for the Al Falah Center on issues such as the size of prayer mats used to determine the number of worshipers the proposed mosque could accommodate, a number that would determine the required number of parking spaces.

Neighbors to the proposed mosque on Mountaintop Road hired lawyers to represent them before the board.

The legal battle between the township and the Al Falah Center began after the congregation applied in January 2011 to construct the mosque on the site of the former catering hall.

Two months later, the council adopted an ordinance that limited sites for a house of worship to certain roads because of traffic-volume concerns. That ordinance would have shifted the mosque proposal to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, where requirements for granting a use variance are more stringent.

After the dismissal, the Al Falah Center filed suit in federal court, alleging that the township violated federal law by enacting a land-use ordinance that treats religious institutions on less than equal terms than nonreligious institutions. The accelerated passage of the ordinance was “strong circumstantial evidence” of the township’s intent to discriminate against the mosque, according to court papers.

“The case speaks for itself,” Mohammedi said.

But Moench emphasized that the settlement concluded that the township has “done nothing wrong.”

In September 2013, federal Judge Michael Shipp sided with the Al Falah Center and ruled that the mosque application must be heard by the Planning Board without applying the standards in the ordinance.

Shipp issued an injunction preventing the township from enforcing the ordinance. The judge also ordered the planning board to reopen the hearings on the mosque proposal.

Though the township appealed the ruling, the second round of hearings began. As part of the settlement, the township’s appeal will be dropped.

In June, retired federal judge Stephen Orlofsky was named as mediator in the dispute. Hayes said he participated in hours of negotiations over several months to settle the dispute.

“It’s been a long and arduous journey,” Township Attorney William Savo said.


For the rest of New Jersey, the long arduous journey (to ruin) is just beginning.

The mosque must certainly have foreign backers, if you recall the Al Falah Center had four high-powered law firms and the Feds working on its behalf.

Back posts here.

New Jersey: Muslim substitute teacher arrested for sexually assaulting 16-year-old student

Kids aren’t only be indoctrinated with Islamic propaganda in school…but Substitute teacher at Manchester Regional charged with sexually assaulting student in Wayne – NorthJersey.com. h/t Lisa

A substitute teacher at Manchester Regional High School was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old male student, authorities said.

Linda Hardan, 21, was arrested Friday for an incident that allegedly occurred in Wayne on Thursday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said in a news release.

Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office

Manchester Regional High School, which serves students from Haledon, North Haledon and Prospect Park, is located in Haledon.

Hardan apparently transported the juvenile – not during school hours — to a location in Wayne where the alleged sexual assault occurred, said Gyselle Da Silva, senior assistant prosecutor.

Da Silva said she could not disclose how the office learned of the incident as it remains under investigation.

Authorities charged Hardan, who lives in Prospect Park and had attended Manchester Regional herself, with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact, Valdes said.

Hardan remains in Passaic County Jail on $250,000 bail, according to jail records.

If convicted, Hardan faces up to 10 years in prison on the charge of sexual assault, up to five on the charge of endangering the welfare of a child and up to 18 months on the charge of criminal sexual contact, Valdes said.

New Jersey: Judge rules trial of Muslim rapist during week of Sep. 11 not impartial

Remember this post: New Jersey Judge Rules Islamic Sharia Law Trumps U.S. Law. Sharia never sleeps, it only creeps, and the legal jihad is relentless. Muslims now want their trials halted if they take place on or near 9/11. What week has passed that hasn’t seen a deadly attack by Muslims? By Muslim logic and at this rate, they’d never go on trial.

WAPO asks a question although the judge clearly answered it. via Unfair to try Muslim defendant over anniversary of September 11 attacks? – The Washington Post.

From State v. M.R. (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 18, 2014):

Defendant’s trial began on September 8, 2010, and ended on September 22, 2010. He contends that scheduling the trial of a fundamentalist Muslim during the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, following “substantial media coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque and Quran Burning controversies,” deprived him of an impartial jury and a fair trial. He further contends the court conducted inadequate voir dire of prospective jurors to determine their attitudes about those events and defendant’s religion.

Not so, says the court; see pp. 19-27 of the opinion.

The defendant, by the way, is the same one involved in the 2009 civil restraining order case in which a New Jersey trial court accepted a “cultural defense” as to nonconsensual sex:

Most people refer to that as RAPE.

The appellate court in that earlier case quite rightly reversed the trial court’s refusal to enter the restraining order:

Defendant’s conduct in engaging in nonconsensual sexual intercourse was unquestionably knowing, regardless of his view that his religion permitted him to act as he did.

As the judge recognized, the case thus presents a conflict between the criminal law and religious precepts. In resolving this conflict, the judge determined to except defendant from the operation of the State’s statutes as the result of his religious beliefs. In doing so, the judge was mistaken.

More from the trial document:

It bears noting that the questionnaire filled out by prospective jurors was the questionnaire proposed by defendant. Significantly, defendant does not cite to one instance of allegedly inadequate voir dire.

And defendant’s questionnaire included this question: “The defendant and several witnesses, including the complaining witness, are Moroccan Muslims who believe in and practice the religion of Islam. Does that in any way cause you to question your ability to serve as an impartial juror in this case?”

The voir dire resulted in the court removing many jurors for cause, including jurors who were unable to be impartial based on prior experience with, or exposure to, domestic violence; due to the nature of the charges; and due to the inability to be fair in a case involving a Muslim following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Significantly, only one prospective juror indicated that she had read about the case. Although she believed she could be impartial, defendant used a preemptory challenge to have her removed from the jury.

In short, we see no reason to question the impartiality of any juror. More importantly, defendant has not pointed to one instance where he believes the judge should have asked a follow – up question based on a specific response given by a juror. We find no basis for disagreeing with the trial court’s conclusion that it selected an impartial jury.

Princeton: Brotherhood-founded group gets sharia food in dining halls

via Halal food now available in dining halls – The Daily Princetonian. h/t Islamist Watch.

Halal food is now available on a rotational basis in the residential college dining halls. So far, halal food has been offered two or three times a week in one dining hall each day, although a fixed schedule has not been drawn up yet.

The addition to the menu is a result of the work of the Undergraduate Student Government Dining Policy Initiative, which has been working with the campus Muslim chaplain Imam Sohaib Sultan and the Muslim Students Association since last semester to make halal food more accessible on campus.

The MSA was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Class of 2015 Senator Nihar Madhavan, who led the Dining Policy Initiative, said one of the goals of his project is to ensure that the dining options are meeting the needs of students on campus. Therefore, when President of MSA Sarah Qari ’16 expressed her concerns about the scarcity of halal options, USG started looking for ways to resolve the problem. Qari said that the goal is to make halal food available all days a week.

Qari and Sultan met with Dining Services several times once the initiative began to discuss ways to address the dietary needs of Muslims, Sultan said. He added that Dining Services was “absolutely incredible in terms of wanting to accommodate this request.”

Muslim students were also able to voice their opinions directly when representatives from Dining Services attended the MSA’s Friday prayers.

During their meetings, Qari and Sultan were able to clarify what it meant for food to be halal.

“One of the things that emerged after a while was that for a long time Dining Services thought that when we were asking for halal food, we were expecting certain ethnic foods. They were like, ‘We don’t know how to make that food,’” Sultan said. “But once we clarified to them that it can be whatever food you already make, just with halal meat, the process became so much easier. That was our opening.”

Executive Director of Campus Dining Smith Haneef declined to be interviewed.

Very telling. And that is how sharia creeps…into the smallest of openings.

Soon, like Whole Foods, all the meat will be halal albeit unmarked so no one will know. Except Haneef and the MSA.

 No surprise at Princeton where they are rewriting American history to ensure it too is halal.

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