Long Island: Muslim Sentenced To 25 Years For Plotting To Help Al Qaeda

An update we missed last April. Source: Marcos Alonso Zea Sentenced To 25 Years For Plotting To Help Al Qaeda « CBS New York

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and then admitted continuing to plot with others to assist them was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia, and obstruction of justice.

Federal prosecutors said Zea flew to London on his way to Yemen in January 2012. He was rejected by customs officials in London and returned to the United States. Once home, prosecutors say, Zea continued participating in the conspiracy. He was arrested in October 2013.

U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Feuerstein rejected an appeal for lenience from Zea’s attorney, Marc Bogotin, who argued that despite the guilty plea, his client had not actually committed any violent acts that would require him to receive the maximum penalty. Had he gone to trial, Zea could have faced up to life in prison. Bogotin suggested that Zea be sentenced to about 10 years in prison.

Feuerstein appeared dubious at that contention, noting that Zea admitted wanting to assist the terror group.

“Why, if not to support them?” she asked. “Then why was he going there?”

Bogotin countered that there “was no evidence that he intended to fight.”

Zea declined to comment when given an opportunity by the judge to make a statement.

Later, the judge told him his sentence should serve as deterrent. “I think there has to be a message to others that this is conduct that is absolutely unacceptable,” she said.

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement that Zea “presents a chilling reminder of the danger presented to the United States by homegrown terrorists. Born, raised, and schooled in the United States, the defendant nevertheless betrayed his country by attempting to join al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, assisting a co-conspirator’s attempt to join that terrorist group, and, after learning he was under investigation, attempting to destroy evidence of his guilt.”

Prosecutors said Zea, who converted to Islam several years before his arrest, gave money to and instructed co-conspirator Justin Kaliebe, also of Brentwood, on how to evade electronic surveillance by law enforcement as he discussed Kaliebe’s plans to wage jihad.

Zea, who worked as a clerk at a home improvement store, was inspired by terrorist propaganda, according to the FBI.

Among Islamic extremist materials found on Zea’s computer were issues of an al Qaeda publication that promotes violent jihad, authorities said. The publication contained articles such as “Which is Better: Martyrdom or Victory?” “Why did I choose al Qaida?” and “What to Expect in Jihad?”

Zea had tried to destroy his computer harddrive, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

Investigators said they also found a video produced by al Qaeda depicting detonation of an explosive device on a vehicle carrying Western military personnel.

Zea also admitted giving money to and instructing Kaliebe on how to elude law enforcement surveillance.

Kaliebe, 20, pleaded guilty in a secret federal court proceeding in 2013 to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. He faces a sentencing hearing next month. His attorney has said Kaliebe was diagnosed with a form of autism as a child and did not understand the gravity of what he was doing.

Both men appear to have been swept up in the New York Police Department’s ongoing investigation into the activities of Muslims throughout the region.

About nine relatives and friends of Zea’s sat stoically in the courtroom during the sentencing and declined to speak with reporters after the proceeding. They waved and blew kisses as he left the courtroom.


It seems the converts get more time than the natural born Muslims. As noted in our post on Zea’s co-conspirator:  New York: Another Muslim Pleads Guilty al Qaeda Support Case

According to court filings, on January 18, 2013, Kaliebe reaffirmed his commitment to jihad, telling an NYPD Intelligence Division undercover officer in a recorded conversation that he understood “there’s a way out, but for me, the only way out is [martyrdom].” Additionally, Kaliebe paid homage to several terrorist leaders, telling the undercover law enforcement officer:

“[My] standard is Abu Dujana. [M]y standard is Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi. My standard is Sheik Anwar Al-Awlaki and Sheik Osama, both who bore witness to the truth for their blood.”

Finally, Kaliebe stated, “Oh Allah, please allow me, please allow me and my brother…to fight jihad in your cause, oh, Allah. Oh, Allah, please give us one of the two victories, victory on the ground or victory through [martyrdom.]”

New York: Muslim teen pleads guilty to non-terrorism charge after plotting to bomb NYC

It’s the latest trend, Muslims caught in terrorist activities but not charged for those terrorist activities. Source: New York teen pleads guilty to non-terrorism charge in Islamic State case | Reuters

A New York City teenager accused last year of helping a college student plan an Islamic State-inspired plot to set off a pressure cooker bomb in the city has pleaded guilty to a non-terrorism charge of conspiring to impede federal officers.

Imran Rabbani, who was 17 when he was arrested in June, pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said late on Monday.

As part of a plea deal, Rabbani agreed to drop an appeal of a November ruling allowing him to be tried as an adult for a prior charge of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State, said his lawyer, Richard Willstatter.

Rabbani, who faces a maximum of six years in prison, was one of six young [MUSLIM] men in New York and New Jersey charged last year in the investigation of a group of alleged supporters of Islamic State, which has seized control of parts of Iraq and Syria.

More than 80 people have been charged since 2014 in U.S. federal cases related to Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Brussels bombings in March that killed 31 people and the Paris attacks in November that killed 130.

Authorities previously alleged that Rabbani, now 18, discussed with Munther Omar Saleh, a college student in the borough of Queens, plans to assemble an explosive device to set off in the New York metropolitan area.

In June, law enforcement followed the two men in a surveillance vehicle when Rabbani and Saleh got out of their vehicle and ran at the agents, prompting their arrest at gunpoint, authorities said.

The plea by Rabbani, previously identified only as “John Doe,” regarded only the June incident.

“My client is not a member of ISIS and never claimed to be a member of ISIS,” said Willstatter, using another name for Islamic State.

The other men in related cases in New Jersey have pleaded guilty. Nader Saadeh pleaded guilty in December to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State.[nL1N13Z213]

Prosecutors said Saadeh traveled to Jordan in May intending to get to either Iraq or Syria to join Islamic State, but was detained by Jordanian authorities.

Prosecutors said Saadeh discussed his plans to join Islamic State with his brother, Alaa Saadeh, as well as Samuel Rahamin Topaz, Saleh and Mummuni.

Alaa Saadeh and Topaz, who prosecutors said also planned to join Islamic State, have also pleaded guilty.

 

New York: Husband killed wife…honor killing not even considered

Another honor killing in America? Source: Middle Island home where woman found dead, man hospitalized, cops say | Newsday

A woman was found slain in her Middle Island home, and her husband later died at the hospital from apparent self-inflicted stab wounds in a murder-suicide, police said Monday.

Police identified the woman as Fahriye Ugan, 54, and her husband as Erdem Gulay, 41. Family members could not be reached for comment Monday.

Suffolk County homicide Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer said officers from the Seventh Precinct, along with Middle Island Fire Department members, responded to the home on Summersweet Drive just before 9 p.m. Sunday after a female relative of Ugan called 911. The relative, who had gone to the house to check on Ugan after not being able to reach her, smelled a strong odor of natural gas.

The first responders broke into the home and detected a gas leak, but they also found Ugan dead and Gulay with severe injuries to his head and chest, Beyrer said. His wounds “appear to be self-inflicted,” Beyrer said Monday morning.

Police declined to detail Ugan’s fatal injuries, saying an autopsy is being performed. In a later news release, police called her injuries “wounds.” A police spokeswoman would not specify the type of wounds.

Detectives had sought to speak to Gulay, who initially was hospitalized and had been expected to survive, police had said. But Gulay died of his injuries Monday night.

Police did not identify a motive.

Beyrer said police had been called to the home twice in 2014 for “verbal disputes” between the husband and wife, but he said no arrests were made on either occasion because police determined “nothing criminal” had occurred.

Neighbors Lisa Gray and Meagan O’Flaherty, who live a few doors from the couple, said they would wave hello when they saw the couple, who they estimated had lived there since the neighborhood was created in 2000.

“We were shocked,” said Gray, 34. “It’s crazy.”

The neighbors said the husband and wife’s son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter had lived in a home on the street until about two years ago.

Police said 41-year-old Erdem Gulay had killed his wife, 54-year-old Fahriye Ugan (pictured center) who they said was found bludgeoned to death upstairs, before stabbing himself in the chest on February 28

Police said 41-year-old Erdem Gulay had killed his wife, 54-year-old Fahriye Ugan (pictured center) who they said was found bludgeoned to death upstairs, before stabbing himself in the chest on February 28

No mention of religion, like the father who killed his gay son in L.A., but a Facebook photo of the Turkish family revealed a relative in a head scarf. Since the media doesn’t do its job, we’re left to speculate.

Brooklyn: “Allah Akbar” Screaming, Knife-Wielding Muslim Arrested in Crown Heights

Threatening Jews. An ISNA/CAIR jailhouse convert? Source: Shirtless Man Who Threatened Jewish Man in Crown Heights May Face Hate Crime Charges  h/t pamelageller.com

A man who was roaming the streets in Crown Heights on Friday without a shirt and a wielding a four-inch knife in his hand while yelling at a Lubavitcher Chusid “Allah Akbar” may soon face hate crime charges, sources familiar with the investigation told JP.

Police say 25-year-old Naquan Smith, who has a criminal history with 10 prior arrests in New York City, was in front of 899 Montgomery Street with the knife in his hand Friday afternoon.

Schneer Goldstein was at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Schenectady Avenue when he observed Smith with the knife in hand. Goldstein called 911 and Crown Heights shomrim. While waiting for their arrival, the anti-crime team from the 67th Precinct passed by and Goldstein flagged them down and they held down Smith.

 Shomrim member Natan Shusterman arrived on the scene and recovered the knife, a law enforcement official said. Smith was then placed under arrest by responding police officer Michael Mercado from the 71th Precinct, and Smith was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

The Hate Crime Unit from the Brooklyn district attorney’s office is now further investigating the incident to determine if Smith should face hate crime charges, sources said.

The investigators were unable to contact witnesses because the incident was too close to Shabbos, but they will follow up on several directions this week, the sources said.


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NYC: Muslim Woman Admits Lying About Being Slashed, Called Terrorist

Another in a long and growing list of faked “hate crimes” perpetrated by Muslims to make Americans look anti-Muslim. These are hate crimes against Americans and should be prosecuted aggressively. h/t Dee

via: Woman Who Claimed She Was Slashed Admits Lying; Wounded Herself: NYPD « CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman who claimed a man called her a terrorist and slashed her in the face in Lower Manhattan has recanted her statement.

Police said Friday she has now admitted it was lie and said their investigation found her wound was self-inflicted.

The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

The 20-year-old woman, who is of Middle Eastern descent, claimed a man grabbed her, called her a terrorist and then slashed her on the face while she was walking on Broadway near Wall Street Thursday afternoon.

The joys of Middle East immigration.

Police said her injuries were not life-threatening.


 

Fake Hate Crimes: An Islamist Weapon

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Video: Neighbors Say East New York Mosque Call to Prayer is “Too Noisy”

Religion of peace…disturbing the peace.

Source: Video: Neighbors Say East New York Mosque Is “Too, Too Noisy”

Masjid-Al-Aman is a mosque that sits near the border of Queens and Brooklyn in East New York, and offers prayers five times a day. But some residents say the mosque’s azan, or call to prayer, is a nuisance—neighbors have filed 156 noise complaints against Masjid-Al-Aman.

“They have to have some consideration for us—it’s noisy. Too, too noisy,” one neighbor gripes, adding that she can’t get used to the azan “because you have no idea when it’s going to happen.”

Not true, says one of the mosque’s congregants: “Calling to prayer for a Muslim, five times a day, is a no-brainer. It’s an absolute necessity.”


Stop Muslim immigration or this will be happening in thousands of neighborhoods across the U.S. and it’s clear that Muslims don’t care about U.S. laws and regulations. As seen in the video posted this morning, Muslims care about the sharia and want it to supersede the U.S. Constitution.

It’s already happening. East New York is just one example:

East New York: Muslim Judge Sworn in on Koran as Muslim Kid’s Choir Sings

Video: Muslims in NYC Say Sharia Law Supersedes the U.S. Constitution

Unfortunately Faux News’ Hannity didn’t let the on-the-street videos speak for themselves and followed it up with apologists.

There will be no reformation of Islam. The only valid option is banning Muslims because as the video demonstrates clearly, many Muslims have no intention of fulfilling their Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America and likely lied when taking it:

INA: ACT 337 – OATH OF RENUNCIATION AND ALLEGIANCE
Sec. 337. [8 U.S.C. 1448]
(a) A person who has applied for naturalization shall, in order to be and before being admitted to citizenship, take in a public ceremony before the Attorney General or a court with jurisdiction under section 310(b) an oath
(1) to support the Constitution of the United States;
(2) to renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or citizen;
(3) to support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
(4) to bear true faith and allegiance to the same;

 Hussein Obama Altered (5) in the U.S. Oath of Allegiance in Compliance with Islamic Law so Muslims would not have:

(5) (A) to bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law


Video from the streets of Minnesota also show clearly that Muslims in America want sharia law.

Related: Time to replace Communism with political Islam on immigration application? Swearing In the Enemy – Why the U.S. Needs a New Loyalty Oath

 

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