Ohio: Muslim Immigrant Shoots Daughter in Head as She Sleeps, in Likely ‘Honor Killing’

Jamal Mansour accused of shooting and killing daughter. (Source: Rocky River Police)

Jamal Mansour accused of shooting and killing daughter. (Source: Rocky River Police)

Mansour is from the moderate, ally Muslim nation of Jordan. Source: Neighbors: Family ‘kept to themselves’ at home where police say – Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

ROCKY RIVER, OHIO (WOIO) – A 63-year-old father is facing murder, felonious assault, and domestic violence charges after Rocky River police say he shot his daughter twice.

Tahani Mansour was rushed to Fairview Hospital Tuesday morning. She died around 11 a.m., 10 hours after police say Jamal Mansour shot her. In front of a judge on Tuesday, he said it was an accident.

The victim’s brother called 9-1-1 for help at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. He told the operator his father just shot his sister in her room at the family’s home on Vine Court. This is how a portion of the 9-1-1 call went:

Operator: “Go ahead sir.”
Caller: “Yes, my sister has been shot. Please send an ambulance, please.”
Operator: “OK, where has she been shot at?”
Caller: “In her room.”
Operator: “OK. Did she shoot herself? Did you see who shot her?”
Caller: “No, my father shot her.”

During the 911 call, the brother said that his father has diabetes. Police say the father shot his daughter twice in the head.

“We don’t have a solid motive other than an argument occurred between a father and his daughter,” said Lt. George Lichman with Rocky River Police.

Lichman says Tahani Mansour was one of six children. She lived at home with her parents and was the youngest child.

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Tahani Mansour (Source: Family)

“We had the fire department respond and do an evaluation, it turns out (the father) was not under any medical care at the time of the incident and since he’s been in our jail,” Lichman said, when asked about his health.

The victim graduated from Rocky River High School, and went to Cleveland State. She had a doctor of pharmacy degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. The university sent out a tweet mourning her death, saying counselors would be available on campus.

This is the first homicide in Rocky River in two years.

Before that, police say they hadn’t seen a homicide for 16 or 17 years. Neighbors were left stunned by what they heard happened.

Dr. Joan Horvath says the family lived on the street for years but kept to themselves. Other neighbors said the same thing.

“I understand that they have children. I have never seen the children. I would not recognize them. I’ve seen the father cutting the grass and occasionally the mother puttering with flowers, but I have never seen the children,” said Horvath. “The thought to me, of a father shooting a daughter, who is normally the apple of a father’s eye, is so heartbreaking. What drove him to that. What are the dynamics of that family that made him feel that the only way to stop something is to shoot his daughter.”

Jamal Mansour is being held at the Rocky River jail. He will be back in court on Thursday.


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Jamal T. Mansour, 63, faces murder, felonious assault and domestic violence charges.

He waived his right for a preliminary hearing in court on Thursday. His $1.3 million bond was also amended to $4.5 million.

The prosecutor in court Thursday asked for a higher bond, saying Mansour in essence “assassinated his daughter.” He added that he had fears Mansour would hurt other family members or flee the country.

Mansour was born in Jordan but is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

He and his brother own grocery stores and gas stations in the area.

The night of the incident, police rushed to his home after the brother of Tahani Mansour reported that she had been shot twice while asleep in her bed.

When asked to explain why the father would shoot his own daughter, family members blamed a medical condition; they said Mansour is a diabetic.


As noted above:

“We had the fire department respond and do an evaluation, it turns out (the father) was not under any medical care at the time of the incident and since he’s been in our jail,” Lichman said, when asked about his health.

The family is lying and covering up the honor killing.

Ohio: Iranian millionaire and adult children get food stamps, Medicaid

Source: Raid targets millionaire on food stamps | wwltv.com

RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, OHIO – He was born the son of a prince.

He boasts that his companies developed multi-million dollar properties across the globe – from St. Lucia to Southern California to the Middle East.

His sprawling, 8,000 square-foot home in Ohio, complete with horses and an in-ground swimming pool, and the sports cars attest to the life-long success of Ali Pascal Mahvi.

Yet there he was, waiting his turn, a prince becoming a pauper, asking for food stamps in little Geauga County.

And, he got what he asked for. For himself, his wife, and their three adult children.

For two years, the family was handed about $300 a month in government food stamps. They also wanted help to pay their gas and electric bills. And Medicaid. They needed – and got – Medicaid.

But to law enforcement, this poverty was all a ruse. While getting welfare, prosecutors say Mahvi had millions in the bank.

Detectives are now looking at Mahvi’s myriad bank accounts, trying to piece together his family’s total worth as they investigate potential theft as well as Medicaid and welfare fraud charges.

“It’s outrageous to see a situation where somebody is living in a house almost worth a million dollars, a horse barn, driving luxury cars, have millions of dollars in overseas bank accounts and here they are accepting this type of assistance,” said Geauga County Prosecutor James R. Flaiz.

“Certainly, they were very good at manipulating the system.”

mahvi-fraudMahvi, reached by phone Wednesday, adamantly denied any wrongdoing. He said he is “not a wealthy man” and that the investigation “is all a misunderstanding.”

“If you don’t like the [food stamp] system, change it,” said Mahvi, 65. “I can borrow a hundred million dollars from friends and still get food stamps.”

Neither Mahvi nor his wife, Caryl, has been charged with any crime. The investigation is ongoing. Continue reading

Ohio: Muslim charged with 10 counts of murder in Dayton triple slaying

Likely a jailhouse convert after his first manslaughter conviction. Allah akbar!

Source: Triple slaying suspect charged with 10 counts of murder | DAYTON | www.daytondailynews.com

DAYTON — The man accused of killing three people on Wednesday in Dayton faces 28 charges, including 10 murder counts, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 61, is accused of shooting to death Tammy Cox, 53, Michael D. Cox, 25, and Jasper Taylor, 74, at 35 Oxford Ave. on Wednesday. A three-prosecutor panel met earlier Friday to discuss charges against Ali, who is being held in Montgomery County Jail.

A prosecutor’s office spokeswoman said the 28 counts included: four for aggravated murder, six for murder, six for aggravated burglary, two for kidnapping, eight for felonious assault and one each for having weapons under disability and failure to comply with the order of an officer.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office listed multiple gunshot wounds for the cause of death for Tammy Cox and Jasper Taylor. Paperwork was not complete on Michael Cox late Friday afternoon.

Including a separate killing on Friday near Salem Avenue, Dayton has had 25 homicides so far in 2016. Dayton had 27 in all of 2014 and 29 in all of 2015.

A neighbor of Ali’s said she’d seen several arguments between him and Tammy Cox.

“When he first moved here, he was a really nice guy,” said Erin Buck, who said Ali would mow people’s yards without being asked. “He always helped people a lot, but I did see his interaction with (Tammy Cox). They’d argue sometimes. She’d come out crying and end up getting on a bus … take off walking.”

Buck said her daughter saw Tammy Cox leave Ali’s house upset on Wednesday morning.

Buck said Ali was alternatively friendly or uncommunicative with neighbors. She said she noticed a difference in his behavior after she said he recently hurt himself trimming a tree while doing odd jobs.

“He’d say, ‘I’m still here, but I’m not doing good, I’m not doing good at all,’ ” Buck said, adding that a nurse was visiting Ali nearly every day. “My little girl cried because (Tammy Cox) was a very, very nice person.”

Ali went to Day-Mont Behavioral Health Care on Wednesday morning and was throwing chairs and repeatedly yelling, “I want my medication!” according to 911 calls from the facility.

Police sources said they took Ali to Grandview Medical Center for a mental evaluation and that he was released a few hours later.

At 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Ali returned to Day-Mont carrying a handgun 10 minutes after police said Ali killed three people. Police apprehended Ali as he entered Day-Mont.

Ali served more than 20 years in prison for a 1988 voluntary manslaughter conviction in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court when he was known as Robert W. Ford.

“I knew he had done a long prison sentence so I kind of assumed it was for a homicide,” Buck said.

Ali, then known as Ford, was found guilty of stabbing to death Angela Richardson. Media and police reports indicated Richardson died at 3026 Wexford Place when she was stabbed in the back after an argument at about 3 a.m. on April 24, 1988.

Her sister told this news organization that Angela was 21 years old and 8 months pregnant with Ford’s child.

The Montgomery County prosecutor will seek the death penalty in the triple shooting case against Ali, officials announced in a release Tuesday.

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.

Ohio: Saudi Muslims Videotaping Catholic Church Service Cause Scare

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Last week, Muslims were shouting ‘allah akbar’ through a bull horn during a California church service.

This week: 2 ‘Arab men’ cause concern during Kettering church service | www.daytondailynews.com

Ohio — Kettering Police and Ascension Catholic Church leaders say two to three Arab men who entered the church Sunday and began videotaping the service were studying Christianity.

The men’s activity alarmed some parishioners who contacted police which prompted officers to respond.

“While their actions did arouse suspicion, we believe their actions were simply a breach of proper etiquette,” a statement on Ascension’s website read Thursday morning. “While current evidence suggests that they intended no ill will, the Kettering police and other appropriate agencies are continuing to thoroughly investigate the matter and are keeping us aware of their findings.”

Police said the individuals were questioned outside the sanctuary at the church on Sunday and told officers they were studying Christianity.

The individuals were taking videos of portions of Sunday’s mass and discontinued their filming after speaking with officers and were permitted to return to the sanctuary, church officials said in a statement.

“We have verified that the young men in question are visiting relatives here in Kettering who live next door to one of our own parishioners. Those relatives have an excellent relationship with our parishioners and have inquired a lot about Christianity,” church officials said. “The young men also expressed an interest in Christianity and seemed eager to experience Christian worship firsthand while here in America. They visited Ascension because of the relationship their family has with our parishioners and because of our reputation as a welcoming community.” Continue reading

North Carolina: ISIS Recruiter Arrested, Targeted Americans, Popular Blogger

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He is being charged in Ohio. Source: North Carolina Man Charged with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL | OPA | Department of Justice

A Charlotte, North Carolina, man was arrested this morning on a federal complaint charging him with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Erick Jamal Hendricks, 35, tried to recruit people to train together and conduct terrorist attacks in the United States on behalf of ISIL, according to a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Ohio.

According to the complaint, in June 2015, an individual (CW-1) was arrested in the Northern District of Ohio after attempting to purchase an AK-47 assault rifle and ammunition from an undercover law enforcement officer.  CW-1 had pledged allegiance to ISIL in social media and made statements expressing interest in conducting attacks in the United States.

Hendricks had contacted CW-1 over social media to recruit him in the spring of 2015, according to the complaint.  Hendricks allegedly told CW-1 that he “needed people” and wanted to meet in person; that there were several “brothers” located in Texas and Mexico; that he was attempting to “get brothers to meet face to face;” and that he wanted “to get brothers to train together.

According to the complaint, CW-1 said that Hendricks tested his religious knowledge and commitment, inquiring about his willingness to commit “jihad,” to die as a “martyr” and his desire to enter “jannah” (paradise).  CW-1 understood these statements to mean that Hendricks was recruiting people to train together for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack in the U.S. and to see if CW-1 was suitable for recruitment, according to the allegations.  CW-1 allegedly believed that Hendricks and the “brothers in Texas and Mexico” may have been responsible for a thwarted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, on May 3, 2015, and therefore CW-1 decided to stay away from social media for a period following the attack to minimize detection by law enforcement. Continue reading

Ohio: ISIS supporter pleads guilty in DC terror plot

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Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah

Source: Green Twp. man pleads guilty in Capitol terror plot case | Local News – WLWT Home

CINCINNATI —A Hamilton County man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty.

Christopher Lee Cornell, 22, had previously pleaded not guilty to four charges stemming from his January 2015 arrest.

On Monday, wearing shackles on his hands and feet, Cornell pleaded guilty to three of the four charges against him; attempted murder of U.S. officials and employees, offering material support to a terrorist organization and a firearms charge, with the fourth charge, solicitation to commit a crime of violence, dropped, WLWT News 5’s Todd Dykes said.

If Federal Judge Sandra Beckwith approves the plea deal, Cornell faces a prison sentence of 5 to 30 years.

The judge said that Cornell faced a recommended sentence of 30 years in prison.

Cornell’s troubles began when he started visiting websites and social media channels supportive of terror groups.

“In this case, we don’t have any evidence that was presented to us that he had any contact with anyone overseas,” Crouse said. “This is somebody who was young, impressionable, lonely, depressed, kind of living an online life at the time. And if the government finds this, and if they have a confidential informant that’s working with them they’re going to take this very seriously. And so what you say in your online life matters, especially in this climate.”

FBI agents arrested Cornell in the parking lot of a gun shop near Cincinnati last year, saying he’d just bought two assault weapons and ammunition.

Cornell’s father said his son was misled and coerced by “a snitch.” After court Monday, John Cornell said “We love Chris very much. He has a lot of friends and family that support him.”

Echoing that sentiment, Crouse said she believes Cornell can turn his life around.

“He doesn’t need to be locked away and the key thrown away,” Crouse said. “I think he can be saved, and I think that he can live a law-abiding productive life sometime in the future.”

“This is not something that’s limited to the southern district of Ohio,” Glassman said. “When you have the volatile events of the world and you have the internet where anyone can be radicalized at any time this could happen to any person at any time throughout the country.”

Federal authorities have expressed deep concern over Islamic State militant efforts to recruit homegrown “lone wolf” terrorists.

The FBI said the Green Township man wanted to “wage jihad” and sent messages on social media and posted video in support of Islamic State militants and violent attacks by others.

Some of those messages happened in January 2016 when Cornell gained access to a computer at a prison near Terre Haute, Ind. where he had been transferred.

In those messages, prosecutors said, Cornell called for jihad and listed names and addresses of people he believed were witnesses against him. It was not known how long the messages were online.

“There was an incident causing an issue which caused him a step backwards,” Pinales said. “Those have been addressed, and he is now a step forward.”


More: US Capitol attack plot suspect pleads guilty to 3 counts in Ohio

FBI agents arrested Cornell in the parking lot of a gun shop in suburban Cincinnati, saying he had just bought two M-15 semi-automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition. They have said he planned to attack the Capitol with pipe bombs, then shoot people as they fled.

Defense attorney Martin Pinales called Cornell “very fragile.” Cornell has trimmed the long hair and beard he had when he was arrested and no longer insists on being called Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, which he had adopted as his name.

Christopher Lee Cornell

Christopher Lee Cornell


Meanwhile, if you are a Muslim who actually does take action and is caught throwing explosives at a Jewish temple while shouting ‘allah akbar’, why then you simply get probation.

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