Liberal, Kansas – A Growing Somali Muslim Enclave Known as “Little Somalia”

Another Muslim enclave in the U.S. See our growing list on the lower left sidebar.

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Soon to be the land of “allahs”?

Source: For many Somali refugees, the meat industry offers hope — then takes it away | The Washington Post

LIBERAL, Kansas — First a stream of newcomers started renting ramshackle homes by the train tracks, and then a two-room mosque opened on a nearby street corner, and then an African grocery store took the space of what had once been a used car lot.

And then, one day early last year, a bus pulled up to the Greyhound station and out came the latest arrival to the growing neighborhood known as “Little Somalia.” Mohamed Ahmed, 23, held one suitcase and clutched a plastic bag with migration documents — the evidence of a trek in which he’d fled warring Somalia as a young child, lost his father and spent years living with the remainder of his family under a United Nations tent in the Kenyan desert. His journey to America had been nearly two decades in the making, and now he was coming to its heartland — as were thousands of other Somali refugees — to take a grisly job that few others in his new country wanted to take.

When National Beef opened in Liberal 1970, the local newspaper said managers were already doing “extensive” recruiting, bringing in workers from 1,000 miles away. Some Vietnamese came first. Then came a flood of Hispanics, a change that turned Liberal’s Seward County into one of the most diverse tracts in the country. Taquerias and carnicerias opened in strip malls south of town. The local high school became majority-Hispanic. A second-generation Mexican-American won a spot on the previously all-white city commission.

On a single day in 2006, agents in flak jackets descended on six plants across the Midwest belonging to rival meatpacker Swift, sweeping up 1,300 workers. Less than two years later, in another raid on the country’s largest kosher meat slaughterhouse, in Iowa, it wasn’t just the workers that were arrested; it was the managers. “That scared the hell out of every HR director in the country,” said meat-industry expert Mark Grey, the director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration at the University of Northern Iowa.

After the 2006 raids, Swift began busing in Somalis and Burmese to one of their rural Texas plants from a nearby city, Amarillo. Other meat processing companies that hired Somalis offered them small bonuses for referrals. At some plants, refugees from Burma and Sudan also found jobs.

The company, in a statement, said that it did not track data on employees based on “country of origin,” but said that it welcomes “individuals of any nationality who are legally able to work in the United States.” Other meat towns that have attracted Somalis include Lexington, Neb.; Noel, Mo.; Garden City, Kan.; and Fort Morgan, Colo.

The shift has transformed not all of Liberal, but rather just a few neighborhood blocks that most days sat almost silent, other than workers coming and going. A few residents of Liberal felt scared that the “next beheading or terrorist attack will happen right here,” the mayor, Joe Denoyer, said in an interview. But mostly, they viewed the Somalis as a mystery, sealed off from everybody else.

The Somalis didn’t buy homes. They didn’t come to town meetings. They didn’t show up at restaurants. The community was seen en masse only on weekends, filing into a small mosque — “Mosque of Liberal,” was written in pencil at the entrance — where the imam was a 23-year-old, Yusuf Hussen. He also worked on the National Beef packaging line.

Ahmed knew one other friend who had a job lead, and on the 15th day of waiting, he decided to follow it. He packed his bags again and called his mom just before hitting the road. He told her his destination was Aberdeen, S.D., where another company was hiring.

“Don’t worry too much,” he told his mom.

The company was called DemKota Ranch Beef, a packing plant.


This was a very long, dull puff piece on Somali Muslim refugees by the Washington Post. They can’t seem to muster up similar resources to investigate the mosques that recruit these same Muslim refugees.

Thank the meat packing businesses – Swift, National Beef and Demkota Ranch Beef – who have been instrumental in Islamizing the United States. Six other Muslim refugee enclaves listed in the article:

 

 

California: Man tried to behead grandparents after church, influenced by radical Muslims

Source: Man accused of killing grandparents was influenced by radical Islamists, police say – Glendale News-Press

After a preliminary hearing that lasted under two hours, a judge ruled there was enough evidence to move forward with a trial against Nathaniel Scheiern, who police said was infatuated with and influenced by radical Islamists when he attacked his grandparents after attending church with them one weeknight in June of last year.

His public defender, Christina Behle, declined to comment on the case, but suggested during cross-examination of a detective that her client had been molested by his grandfather at a young age. Police called the allegations “unfounded.”

The homicide investigation began on the morning of June 28 of last year, when Scheiern’s sister called and asked Glendale police to check the well-being of her grandparents, who lived with Scheiern in a single-family home in the 600 block of Alexander Street.

When the first officer — one of four who testified Tuesday — arrived at the home, he found the front door ajar and several newspapers stacked on the porch. A foul order emanated from inside, where in a bedroom, the carpet and walls were covered in dried blood.

Investigators found two decomposing bodies under a blanket on a twin-sized bed in that room. They were later identified as William and Verna Scheiern, 77 and 82 years old, respectively.

On the floor a few feet away, police found a bloodied hammer. Against a wall in the living room, they found an ax, with dried blood on the head and handle.

That day, police tracked down Nathaniel Scheiern to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital emergency room, where he was being treated for injuries after a car crash on June 25, the day after the killings.

When he was released from the hospital a few days later, he was arrested on suspicion of murder.

During an interview with detectives at the Glendale police station that day, Nathaniel Scheiern confessed to killing his grandparents and trying to behead them after they’d attended an event at Calvary Bible Church, Glendale Police Det. Jeff Davis testified. The elderly couple frequented the church about twice a week. Continue reading

Virginia: Muslim on FBI Watchlist Yells ‘Allah Akbar’, Tries to Behead Man & Woman in Roanoke

Source: FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack in Virginia – ABC News

The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources tell ABC News.

Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. In the past year, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from across the world, sources said.

Farooqui was arrested Saturday by Roanoke County Police on charges of assault with malicious wounding, and he’s being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail, according to the sources and a jail database.

During the Saturday stabbing, Farooqui allegedly injured a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, yelling “Allah Akbar” as he attacked them with a knife, sources told ABC News.

Authorities believe he may have been trying to behead the male victim, who was likely picked at random, ABC News was told.

Farooqui and his two alleged victims were hospitalized after the attack. Their conditions were not clear.

“The FBI is working with the Police Department following the incident that occurred on Saturday evening,” the head of the FBI’s Richmond field office, Special Agent In Charge Adam Lee, said in a statement. “While I cannot discuss details of the investigation at this time, I do want to reassure the community that we are working to determine the nature of the incident.”

ISIS has released several propaganda videos depicting the beheadings of Western journalists and others.


More details:  Roanoke County police: suspect yelled “Allah Akbar” during attack

Roanoke County Police are investigating a reported stabbing at The Pines Apartments in the 4300 block of Banbury Lane. Authorities said dispatch received a call just before 8:00 p.m. that a male and female had been attacked as they entered the apartment building. Both were attacked with a knife and severely injured.

According to police, the male was able to fight off the attacker who fled the scene. Roanoke County Fire & Rescue transported both victims to a nearby hospital. While officers were at the hospital with the victims, a male identified as 20-year old Wasil Farooqui of Roanoke County, came into the emergency room suffering from injuries of his own said authorities. Police said Farooqui met the description of the suspect in the stabbing.


Whether or not it was ISIS-inspired, it was undoubtedly Islam-inspired. Considering Farooqi was on the FBI’s watch list for some time, it will be hard for the media to deploy the “nothing to do with Islam” meme. Instead, the media is taking a new tactic: NOT REPORTING IT AT ALL.

A similar media blackout is taking place regarding Muslim refugee rapes of American girls. No mention of the latest jihadi’s immigration status.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission Rejects Complaint Over Muslim Police Cadet’s Hijab

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Muslim refused to cooperate with Commission personnel. CAIRorists lose!

Source: FFA – Ohio Civil Rights Commission rejects and repudiates CAIR-OH complaint that Columbus Police unlawfully denied Muslim right to wear hijab while on duty, UPHOLDS police department’s values neutral dress code.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission rejects and repudiates CAIR-OH complaint that Columbus Police unlawfully denied Muslim right to wear hijab while on duty, UPHOLDS police department’s values neutral dress code.

Florida Family Association sent out several email alerts that asked people to send emails to encourage Ohio Governor and Civil Rights Commission to uphold Columbus Police Department’s “values neutral dress code” for law enforcement officers.  More than 15,000 people sent emails to each commissioner and the governor.

The last email alert, sent out on August 1, 2016 prompted the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to send a copy of their July 28, 2016 Letter of Determination regarding CAIR-OH’s complaint to Florida Family Association.

Subject:    RE: Ismahan Isse CAIR complaint
Date:    Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:47:59 +0000
From:    Payton, Michael
To:    David Caton

August 2, 2016

Dear Mr. Caton,

Upon the conclusion of our investigation, our Commissioners voted 5-0 on July 28th to dismiss the charge of discrimination based on No Probable Cause to believe the law has been violated.  I will send you an electronic copy of our Letter of Determination in this matter in a separate email today.

G. Michael Payton
Executive Director
michael.payton@civ.ohio.gov

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission Letter of Determination:

•    Affirms the Columbus Police Department’s values neutral dress code.
•    Reports the Muslim cadet never asked to wear a hijab and was therefore not terminated for such issue.
•    Denies all discrimination allegations made by CAIR-OH affidavit.

Portions of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Letter of Determination are provided below.

“On August 20, 2015, Charging Party, Council on American Islamic Relations, Ohio (CAIR-OH), filed an affidavit with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission alleging that Respondent, City of Columbus, Division of Police, engaged in unlawful discriminatory practices.   Specifically, CAIR-OH filed a sworn charge alleging a female police cadet, Ismahan Isse, was forced to resign because the police division did not allow her to wear her religiously mandated hijab (headscarf) while on duty.  CAIR-OH concurrently alleges Respondent placed a hiring ban on persons who wear a religious headscarf and therefore discriminated against Muslim women due to their sex and religion.

Despite repeated attempts, the Commission was unable to interview a material witness, Ms. Isse, who refused to cooperate with Commission personnel.  Based upon the investigation, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission finds that there is insufficient information to establish that Respondent unlawfully discriminated against Ms. Isse on the basis of sex or religion.

While witnesses did confirm Ms. Isse expressed concern over the inability to wear a hijab, there is no evidence to suggest Ms. Isse was terminated, constructively discharged or even resigned specifically because Respondent did not allow here to wear the headscarf while in police uniform.  Without Ms. Isse’s direct testimony, the Commission must credit Respondent’s witnesses on this point.  The witnesses stated Ms. Isse never asked to wear a hijab and did not seek a reasonable accommodation of her religious beliefs.  Each witness confirmed Ms. Isse resigned prior to becoming a sworn police officer, citing purely personal reasons for the resignation.

CAIR-OH also alleges Respondent placed a ban on hiring Muslim women.  The Commission’s investigation confirms Respondent does – in fact – hire Muslim women, which is most readily evidenced by the fact that Respondent hired Ismahan Isse.  Therefore, the Commission’s investigation uncovered no evidence to substantiate there is a ban on hiring Muslim women.

The Commission also examined general allegations concerning the alleged discriminatory application of Respondent’s policies.  While Respondent did confirm that Ms. Isse was not permitted to wear a headscarf, there is no evidence to suggest she was targeted due to her sex or religion.  Respondent is a para-military organization.  Respondent has a neutral “Professional Appearance Policy” (Policy No. 11.01).  This policy provides that division personnel shall only wear authorized uniform garments.  Policy, p.1)  Deviations from the Appearance Policy must be approved in advance through the chain of command.  (Policy, p.5)  Further, Respondent’s witnesses confirmed that religious insignia, such as head coverings, may not be visible on sworn officers while in uniform.  Respondent states deviations from the Appearance Policy are categorically denied.  Sworn peace officers are mandated to wear designated organization-issued uniforms and emblems for uniformity, safety, and neutrality, which Respondent emphasizes is germane to the position held, despite an employee’s sex or religious affiliation.

The Commission could find no evidence suggesting employees of one religious preference are favored over another.  Nor could the Commission find evidence that Respondent treats males differently from females.  There is no evidence to suggest that Ms. Isse requested to wear the hijab as an accommodation of her religious beliefs and was consequently denied.  Nor is there evidence to suggest Respondent allowed non-Muslim peace officers the ability to wear headscarves, hats or head coverings, other than those defined in the Professional Appearance Policy, which are permitted only for tactical or weather-related purposes.

DECISION:

Based on the investigation conducted in this matter, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission has determined that there is NO PROBABLE CAUSE for the Commission to issue an administrative complaint accusing Respondent of an unlawful discriminatory practice.  Consequently, the Commission hereby orders that this matter be DISMISSED.

North Carolina: Muslim teen plotted to kill 1,000 Americans under guidance of Islamic terrorist

As we noted in June, via North Carolina: Father Tips Off Police to Muslim-Convert Son’s Jihad Sympathies

Sullivan told him [undercover agent] he had converted to Islam, and was a “mujahid.”

Sullivan wrote the undercover officer, “500 is an incorrect body count.” He said 1,000 was correct, “I’m thinking about using biological weapons … coat our bullets with cyanide … and then set off a gas bomb to finish the rest.”

In one of his last conversations with the undercover agent, authorities said Sullivan talked about a second attack, “we could use a U-Haul packed with bombs and then detonate it.”

The latest update via: Indictment: Man spoke with IS while planning attack in US – The Washington Post

The indictment filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte said Justin Nojan Sullivan spoke with Junaid Hussain in June 2015 via social media about making a video of a terrorist attack in the U.S. to be used by IS.

The original indictment unsealed in February accused Sullivan of killing his neighbor and stealing his money so he could buy an assault rifle to carry out an IS-inspired shooting at a concert or club. The indictment said Sullivan offered an undercover FBI employee money to kill his parents, who he believed would interfere with his plans.

In the initial indictment, Sullivan was accused of planning to use an assault rifle and silencer to carry out an attack at a concert, bar or club, which he believed would kill as many as 1,000 people.

A grand jury in Burke County also indicted Sullivan in February on a murder charge in the death of 74-year-old John Bailey Clark, who lived a few doors down from him, said District Attorney David Learner.

In December 2014, he used a .22-caliber rifle stolen from his father’s gun cabinet to shoot Clark in the head, the federal indictment said. A news release said forensic testing shows the rifle was used to kill Clark.

Federal authorities said they began investigating Sullivan after his father called 911 in April 2015 saying his son was destroying religious items in their home in Morganton. He was arrested at the family’s home without incident on June 19, and later told investigators that he planned to carry out an attack in the coming days when his parents were expected to be out of town, investigators have said.


More via: Morganton teen Islamic State group suspect spoke with high-ranking terrorist | WSOC-TV

Residents are reacting to new charges against a teen accused of supporting the Islamic State group by planning a terror attack in North Carolina.

An enhanced indictment said that while 19-year-old Justin Sullivan lived in Morganton with his parents, he had researched firearms and plotted to kill at least 1,000 people.

Now, he’s accused of planning the attack under the guidance of one of the most sought-after terror suspects in the world.

“I’m surprised in this little neighborhood,” resident Travis Baker said.

Baker and his neighbors have been rocked by one shock after another.

In June of 2015, authorities arrested Sullivan for allegedly plotting a terror attack.

Months later, Sullivan was charged with killing his neighbor as a practice target. New charges allege Sullivan was being mentored by Junaid Hussain, a high-ranking member of the Islamic State group.

“That was real shocking there,” Baker said. “Someone from here, this little country town, to get ahold of someone from ISIS.”

Terrorism expert Ross Bulla said the terror group has a tough screening process and that if Sullivan had a mentor, the Islamic State group believed he had access to weapons and the motivation to carry out an attack.

“This boy that looks like he is 12 years old walking into the courthouse is in direct communication and being mentored by the third highest-ranking member in the worst terror organization in the world,” Bulla said.

Bulla also said he believes there are more aspiring terrorists in the state.

“Absolutely. We are in a section of the country that is ripe with groups that practice hateful ideology and inspire lone wolf behaviors,” Bulla said.

Sullivan is in federal custody and his trial is set for Oct 31.


Someone should interview Bulla to get more details on these groups in North Carolina. Reader’s here know North Carolina is a hotbed for jihadist activity., but citizens should know to whom Bulla is referring.

Video: Artist Injects Some Realism Into California “REFUGEE” Exhibit

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“Like most left-wing art, it only tells half of the story — a kinder, more genteel half. It challenges nothing.”

“REFUGEE” is an exhibit showing at the Annenberg Space for Photography from April 23 – Aug 21, 2016.


h/t alwaysonwatch

Remember, California nauseatingly deemed August “Islamic Awareness Month,” and we gave you 50 Recent Muslim Contributions to California – many by Muslim refugees.

DC: American Shuts Up Rampaging Saudi Wahabbi in Georgetown (Video)

MFI was campaigning against the ideology behind ISIS and the Taliban in Georgetown, Washington D.C. when a Saudi Wahhabi decided to disrupt the peace.

Watch his reaction and how a brave American steps in to put him in his place.

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