Top U.S. Muslim Cleric Dr. Salah Soltan Sentenced to Death in Egypt

via Top U.S. Islamic Cleric Dr. Salah Soltan Sentenced to Death in Egypt | PJ Tatler.

by Patrick Poole

A man once hailed as “one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the country” was sentenced to death today in an Egyptian court after being found guilty on charges of inciting murder.

Dr. Salah Soltan, a senior member of the international Muslim Brotherhood, lived and worked in the U.S. for more than a decade.

 He is still listed as a member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) on their organizational brochure.

Al-Ahram reports:

A Cairo criminal court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and 13 other leading members of the group to death on Monday for inciting murder in the now infamous case known in the media as “Rabaa control room.”

The 14 convicted include Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan, former Kafr El-Sheikh governor Saad El-Hossainy and preacher Salah Sultan. The court has also set the date of 11 April to announce its verdict concerning other defendants in the case.

The court has referred the death sentences to Egypt’s Grand Mufti for revision. The referral of the sentences to the Mufti is the first step in the legal process required to enact a death sentence. The Mufti’s decision is not binding. However, following his decision the court will issue a final verdict. Once a final verdict is issued, defendants can appeal.

Badie and another 13 Brotherhood figures are convicted of setting up an operation after the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in mid-August in 2013 to direct the movements of Brotherhood supporters across the country as part of plans to defy the state and spread chaos, as well as plot attacks on police stations, private property and churches.

Soltan was arrested in September 2013 as he tried to flee to Sudan, and was charged with incitement to kill and attempted murder.

His son Mohamed, who has become a cause celebre for the American media and U.S. Islamic organizations, was also convicted in the current case and will be sentenced on April 11:

The story of Salah and Mohamed Soltan will not be unfamiliar to regular PJ Media readers.

Just last week, Mohamed Soltan was trying to paint himself in court as an innocent spectator swept up in the aftermath of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow. I noted here that multiple Western media reports at the time identified Mohamed as one of the top leaders organizing the violent Muslim Brotherhood protests in Cairo following Morsi’s removal from office.

Salah Soltan has also been the subject of several of my reports here at PJ Media going back to January 2009 when he appeared on Al-Nas TV threatening America with death and destruction for its support of Israel.

At the same time the elder Soltan was threatening America on Middle East TV, his son Mohamed was seen leading anti-Jewish genocidal chants in front of the Ohio Statehouse…


 

Read it all. Then reflect back on yesterday’s post, Mohammed Soltan was former President of the Muslim Students Association.

Ohio: Royal Jordanian Airline employees involved in busted Muslim mafia racket

More on the arrest of more than 20 Muslims in Ohio via FBI ends large criminal network in Toledo – Toledo  h/t Dee for the links and the Indictment that has more details including laundering the money to buy homes in Palestine, transporting goods using Royal Jordanian Airline pilots and employees, and preying on drug addicts.

According to the documents, the enterprise started out small by selling counterfeit clothing like Nike and Ralph Lauren and then grew to transporting stolen electronics like iPhones and iPads to the Middle East.

By 2009 members of the family and associates were working together, building their criminal enterprise. Several convenience stores, electronic stores, and clothing stores were then open and operating, all for the goal of racking up millions.

Documents show that multiple checks were cashed illegally, routing checks from all the stores into one account to conceal the source of the money. Over $11 million in checks were cashed and 90 bank accounts were used to move money around.

But investigators found their biggest money maker started in 2009 when they began buying and selling stolen goods, getting the word out to criminals and drug addicts at many of their stores.

The investigation shows they even took it one step further by teaming up with Royal Jordanian crew members. And with the help of a retired pilot the crew would sometimes smuggle $10 million worth of stolen phones and other electronics in suitcases to the Middle East. This after family members figured out how to alter the cell phones hardwire, allowing them to wipe the phone clean so that it would work overseas.

During Tuesday’s raid guns were seized and the indictment says the family was known to use violence, threatening to kill in order to get their way.

The FBI says the millions in dollars generated were used for vacations and building homes in the West Bank.

 And there is this gem from the indictment:

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Abid is a derogatory term referring to blacks as slaves.

Ohio: More than twenty Muslims indicted in stolen-equipment export racket

Awad’s and Sarsour’s, part of the Awwad Criminal Enterprise. via Twenty-six indicted in stolen-equipment ring – Toledo Blade.

Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland office, discusses the ‘Operation Fence Line’ raids during a news conference today at the Safety Building. Toledo Police Chief George Kral looks on, left.

Twenty-six people, most of whom are Toledo residents, have been indicted in U.S. District Court for roles in a stolen-equipment ring that shipped goods to Michigan and the Middle East, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.

The items were fenced at stores in Toledo and resold elsewhere. They included stolen computers, smart phones, and other electronics. Officials said some members of the conspiracy used guns, threats, or violence as part of their work. Allegations also included illegal check cashing and selling counterfeit clothing at stores.

The announcement today at a news conference comes after authorities earlier conducted a series of raids at businesses across the city.

In one instance, FBI agents raided an apartment building in the 800 block of South Avenue near Broadway in South Toledo. Agents wearing FBI jackets were seen carrying boxes in their hands from the structure to a vehicle nearby about 7:45 a.m. Two people were taken into custody.

More: Feds indict 26 involved in Toledo-area criminal organization

In total, 26 people, most of whom are residents of Toledo, have been indicted on charges that they were involved in a scheme to sell the stolen goods, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Indictments have been handed down to Mamoun Awwad, 43, of Maumee; Adnan Awad, 33, of Toledo; Ihab Awad, 31, of Toledo; Ayman Awwad, 42, of Maumee; Anwar Awad, 39, of Toledo; Kamal Awwad, 40, of Toledo; Fady Awwad, 34, of Toledo; Aref Kahala, 23, of Maumee; Saif Alkhatib, 23, of Perrysburg; Haney Sarsour, 36, of Dearborn, Mich.; Ameen Sarsour, 31, of Dearborn, Mich.; Michael Safadi, 37, of Westland, Mich.; Freddy Delatorre, 32, of Toledo; Jeffrey Houttekier, 24, of Toledo; Ahmed Abdulateeef, 47, of Toledo; Ehab Adbdelsalam, 22, of Toledo; Timothy Fields, 32, of Toledo; Ali Abdallah, 34, of Dearborn, Mich.; Mustafa Deebajah, 27, of Dearborn, Mich.; Essa Allawneh, age unknown, of Amman, Jordan; Adli Alawneh, age unknown, of Amman, Jordan; Omar Dari, 54, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mutaz Almumani, 29, hometown unknown; Fadi Qasis, 30, hometown unknown; Mayssam Kaddoura, 36, of Toledo and Jamal Abdel Aziz, 44, of Toledo.

The group is said to have comprised the ‘Awwad Criminal Enterprise’ which has been in operation for nearly a decade, transporting stolen items to Ann Arbor, Michigan and as far as Amman, Jordan in the Middle East.

“The Awwad criminal enterprise used force and intimidation to control their complex network of illegal schemes all in an effort to line their bank accounts with millions,” said FBI Special Agent Stephen D. Anthony said. “We are pleased the strength of our long standing local, state, and federal law enforcement partnerships has successfully dismantled a pervasive criminal enterprise that has plagued the citizens of Toledo and Lucas County for more than a decade.”

Officials said the large criminal organization operated a number of sophisticated schemes worth a lot of money. Stolen items, such as computers, phones, and other electronics, were fenced at a number of Toledo-area stores before being shipped out of town. Those stores included but are not limited to: Millennium Fashion, 1025 South Avenue; Millenhium Fashion, 124 Flaire Drive; Reynolds Quick Stop, 13 South Reynolds Road; South Food Mart I, 440 South Avenue; South Food Mart II, 1033 South Avenue; Express Carryout, 1920 Mulberry Street; Millennium Fashion, 3944 Secor Road; Millennium Fashion, 809 Starr Avenue; Al Habib Market, 2942 West Sylvania Avenue; and Al’s Market, 309 Crittenden Street.

Some stores also sold counterfeit good including clothing and apparel.

“It is widely-known in the community that these defendants were providing quick cash for these items without checking to see if they were stolen,” said Toledo Police Chief George Kral.

According to a 69-page federal indictment, in an attempt to launder proceeds from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, the ‘Awwad Family Enterprise’ is also alleged to have illegally-cashed over $11M in checks throughout their various stores from 2011 to 2014.

An investigation into the alleged ring is ongoing.

Ohio: Muslim terrorist – “I’m very dedicated to establish the sharia in America, to wage war on the kafr”

…”we will raise the banner of tawhid over the Capitol.”

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via Terror suspect: ‘I’m so dedicated I risked my whole life’ – Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – “What would I have done? I would have took my gun, I would have put it to Obama’s head and I would have pulled the trigger. Then I would have released more bullets on the Senate and the House of Representative members, and I would have attacked the Israeli embassy and various other buildings full of kafr who want to wage war against us Muslims and shed our blood. That’s what would happen.”

Christopher Cornell said if he had not been arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents outside the Point Blank Range and Gun shop on Harrison Avenue in Colerain Township after buying firearms and 600 rounds of ammunition on Jan. 14, he would have followed through with an alleged terror plot to plant pipe bombs on the U.S. Capitol and Israeli embassy that Cornell said was organized by the Islamic State.

During the exclusive phone interview with FOX19 NOW’s Tricia Macke from the Boone County, Ky. jail on Thursday, Cornell, 20, referred to himself as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah.

“I’m with the Islamic State,” Cornell said. “I’m very dedicated to establish the Sharia in America, to wage war on the kafr (an Islamic term for ‘unbeliever’) and raise the word of Allah above all.”

“I’m so dedicated that I risked my whole life,” Cornell said.

“I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan an attack,” Cornell allegedly told the informant, according to court documents.

“Talking about how we should raise Jihad in America. We should form groups and alliances with the Islamic State. When I say groups, I mean what you would call sleeper cells,” said Cornell.

“What do I think is coming? Many things. There will be many, many attacks. Like I said, we are ready for the battle over the Capitol.”

“We are pretty strong. Yes, yes. In every state like I said. We’re in Texas. We’re in Ohio. We’re in New York City. We’re in Washington, DC. We’re in every single state you can name, just about.”

“I’m not afraid of the punishment. You must understand this. The punishment I receive in here doesn’t come close to the punishment that people like Barack Obama is going to face,” Cornell said.


 

Ohio: Brother of Muslim terror suspect arrested after threatening jail guard during visit

via Man visiting terror suspect charged with making threatening gesture toward jail guard | The Columbus Dispatch. h/t Jihad Watch

A man visiting a Franklin County jail inmate accused of aiding terrorists was arrested himself after deputies say he made a threatening gesture at a guard.

Abdiqani A. Aden, 18, is charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing. A deputy wrote in charging documents filed yesterday that Aden held his fingers and thumb out like a gun and gestured as if shooting, while speaking in a foreign language.

Aden posted a $10,000 bond set in Municipal Court this morning.

He was visiting Abdirahman S. Mohamud, 23, at the Downtown jail just before 7 p.m. on Friday when the incident occurred, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said. She didn’t know the relationship between the two men.

Mohamud is charged with one count of soliciting or providing support for acts of terror, a third-degree felony, and one count of money laundering in support of terrorism, a fifth-degree felony.

Mohamud [the already jailed brother], who was born in Somalia but is a U.S. citizen, is being held on $1 million bail.

Ohio: Muslim Arrested for Supporting Terrorism, Money Laundering for Jihad

via Developing: Columbus Man Arrested for Supporting Terrorism – WSYX

 A 23-year-old West Columbus man is now facing terrorism-related charges. Abdirahman Mohamud was indicted on charges of soliciting or providing support for act or terrorism, and money laundering in support of terrorism.

Mohamud was arrested at his home on Dunlane Court Saturday. He is scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning.

The prosecutor’s office says Mohamud is a US citizen.

In a motion filed Tuesday, the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office is requesting a $2.5million bond.

In a release, Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Gibson has been working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI, and US Attorney’s Office for the past week on the case.


Is the terrorist out of jail already?

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, was handed a $1,005,000 bond after he pleaded not guilty to charges of helping terrorist in a Franklin County court room Wednesday.

Mohamud was also ordered by the judge not to leave Franklin County, he had to surrender his travel documents and was not to have internet access.

Ohio: Muslim arrested for plotting jihad on US Capitol

Apparently Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah didn’t know the Capitol is used as a mosque every Friday. via Ohio man arrested for ISIS-inspired terror plot on US Capitol

The FBI today arrested a 20-year-old Ohio man for allegedly plotting to carry out a terrorist attack on the US Capitol.

Christopher Lee Cornell, of Green Township, was taken into custody by federal agents on charges of attempting to kill a government official and possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence, according to a criminal complaint.

Government documents filed in the case indicate that the 20-year-old Cornell, who also goes by the name Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, allegedly planned to detonate pipe bombs in the Capitol and then open fire on people fleeing the building in the aftermath of the blasts.

According to government documents, Cornell first showed up on the FBI’s radar several months ago after he sent out a tweet in support of violent ‘jihad.’

An investigation into Cornell’s activities has revealed videos and other online statements backing the deadly extremist organization ISIS, also known as ISIL.

According to the FBI, the 20-year-old also exchanged messages with an undercover federal informant about his desire to launch Islamic State-style attacks on US soil.

‘I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything,’ Cornell allegedly wrote in August. ‘I believe we should meet up and make our own group in alliance with the Islamic State here and plan operations ourselves.’ 

In instant messages to the undercover informant, Cornell indicated that while he did not have support to conduct an attack on behalf of any group, ‘we already got a thumbs up from the Brothers over there and Anwar al Awlaki before his martyrdom and many others.’

Government officials say Cornell’s suspected terror plot was in the early stages of development; he planned to carry out an attack in December 2015.

The FBI says the public was never in danger and he never made it to Washington.

Cornell’s arrest early Wednesday morning came at the Point Blank store where he allegedly purchased a pair of M-15 semi-automatic rifles.

Read the Criminal complaint against Christopher Lee Cornell.

Last week’s Muslim contribution to Ohio:  Ohio: Muslim shot & killed at airport after attacking cops with knife

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