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.

One Ohio Mosque Has Been at the Center of SIX Terror Cases

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Source: One Ohio Mosque Has Been at the Center of SIX Terror Cases | PJ Media

By Patrick Poole

The website for Masjid Omar Ibn El Khattab, just a mile from the Ohio State University campus, proclaims itself “the Muslim Heart of Columbus.” And yet the mosque, described as one of the most ideologically hardline in the city, has grabbed the media spotlight once again: former attendees were recently reported as having joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

As mosque officials struggle to distance themselves from yet another resident terror cell, the recent news raises questions about the extensive history of this Ohio mosque as a turnstile for terrorism.

Just a few weeks ago, I reported here at PJ Media that three individuals who lived just yards from Masjid Omar for two years joined ISIS in Syria in July 2014. Rasel Raihan was killed in Syria in a U.S. airstrike. His older sister Zakia Nasrin and her husband Jaffrey Khan are still in Raqqa, according to internal ISIS documents which NBC News obtained from an ISIS defector.

In that NBC News report, the mosque’s president, Basil Gohar, tried to distance the trio from the mosque. He said that Jaffrey, despite living so close to the mosque for two years, had only attended the mosque for a few weeks and had kept to himself.

When a local TV station caught up with him a few days later, Gohar again tried to distance the mosque from the ISIS recruits — as well as from the previous convicted terrorists who had attended the mosque:

We share the shock and horror of these actions, and we wish that we could have found out or stopped them … It’s quite unfortunate what these people went and did, but the fact they attended has no bearing on their actions. Anyone can come to our mosque. We have an open door policy. It’s not possible for us to screen someone’s ideology.

Gohar’s claims about these individuals — and particularly his claims about the prior al-Qaeda cell that was centered around the mosque — are flatly dishonest.

When one of the previous Columbus al-Qaeda cell members, Christopher Paul, pleaded guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against Americans, Basil Gohar publicly rose to the defense of the longtime al-Qaeda operative and his associates. He defended their innocence and prayed that their imprisonment elevated their place in paradise.

When Paul was arrested in April 2007, the Justice Department noted — in press statements and in federal court filings — that the al-Qaeda operative was conducting training INSIDE THE MOSQUE:

Specifically, the indictment alleges that, in approximately 1990 and 1991, Paul traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan and received military-training at an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan. In approximately mid-1991, Paul allegedly joined al Qaeda and stayed at a guest house exclusively for al Qaeda members. Afterwards, he returned to the U.S. and taught martial arts at a mosque in Columbus. Over the next several years, he allegedly provided money and equipment from the U.S. to individuals overseas as part of the conspiracy. He also allegedly provided training to individuals in the U.S. in order that these individuals might be ready to fight violent jihad overseas.

So Masjid Omar president Basil Gohar has serious credibility issues when it comes to being forthcoming about his mosque’s ties to terrorism. Now, here’s a rundown of the known terrorist activity tied to Masjid Omar:

Columbus al-Qaeda Cell

One of the largest known al-Qaeda cells since 9/11, the conspiracy was centered around the mosque. While only three members — Iyman Faris, Nuradin Abdi, and Christopher Paul — were charged, it is known that there were more than a dozen members of the cell.

All three lived immediately near the mosque. Another cell member, Mehmet Aydinbelge, was deported from the U.S. in 2003 on national security grounds. Faris had met with Osama bin Laden and Khalid Shiekh Mohammed in his travels to his native Pakistan.

Abdi had traveled to Ethiopia to train at a terror camp there. And Christopher Paul, who had direct connections to European al-Qaeda operatives involved in the 9/11 terror attacks, was one of the oldest known American al-Qaeda operatives. Both Faris and Paul are still in federal prison. Abdi served his prison sentence, was stripped of his U.S. citizenship, and was deported in 2012. Abdi had helped establish a sister mosque to Masjid Omar in the Columbus area, Masjid Ibn Taymiyah .

[read it all for details on these other Islamic terror cases]

Anwar al-Awlaki Funding Cell

Little Rock Killer Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe)

Dr. Salah Soltan

Wael Kalash

ISIS Recruits

Masjid Omar is either very unlucky, or these half-dozen terror cases represent a pattern of ideological indoctrination and recruitment centered on this one Columbus mosque.

As I’ve previously reported here at PJ Media, whether it is Washington D.C., Phoenix, or Boston, there is an identifiable trend of domestic terrorism being centered around certain American mosques.

 

Video: ‘Muslims for Trump’ Prayer & Speech at RNC

Tarar knew his audience and only invoked Islam one time.

Unfortunately, he did quote his prophet Mohammed – who was a murderer, a rapist, and would be, today, considered a terrorist, pedophile and child rapist in most non-Muslim countries.

The longer quote from the hadiths, with Tarar’s in red font below:

On the authority of Abu ‘Abdullah al-Nu’man bin Bashir (ra) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah(sas) say:

“The halal is clear and the haram is clear, and between them are matters unclear that are unknown to most people. Whoever is wary of these unclear matters has absolved his religion and honor. And whoever indulges in them has indulged in the haram. It is like a shepherd who herds his sheep too close to preserved sanctuary, and they will eventually graze in it. Every king has a sanctuary, and the sanctuary of Allah is what He has made haram. There lies within the body a piece of flesh. If it is sound, the whole body is sound; and if it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted. Verily this piece is the heart.”

[Bukhari & Muslim]


Presumably,  the “leader” and “forefathers” Tarar referenced after quoting the hadith were the founding fathers of the U.S. and the United States Constitution, not Mohammed, the Koran and other doctrines of sharia. Right?

Now, which terror-linked, jihad-espousing Muslim and Muslim groups will the Democrats roll out at the DNC this year?

Syrian “Refugees” Taken in by Extremist Groups in Canada and US

Source: Syrian “Refugees” Taken in by Extremist Groups in Canada? | TSEC Network

Newly arrived Syrian refugees are already being embraced by extremist groups in Canada. The Government of Canada appears to be doing little to nothing to steer such individuals away from extremist groups or guide them towards the path of integration.

The Muslim Association of Canada, which claims on its own website to be followers of Hassan al Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood, is already involved. The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928, is an Islamist group that believes their form of Islam should dominate all Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Their aim is a global caliphate that will dominate all others.

Note the following from a fund raising website:

The Muslim Association of Canada, a partner is (sic) Save A Family From Syria is sponsoring Syrian Refugees to settle in Toronto. The more money we raise, the more refugees we can sponsor. Please give generously. 100% of all the money we receive goes to the families.[1]

Not only is the Muslim Association of Canada involved, it is the Masjid Toronto that is specifically identified.  This is made clear in the following:

The First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto has partnered with the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) and specifically their Masjid Toronto to work together to bring families to Toronto and settle them into a new life here in Canada.

A long time leader at the mosque, Dr El-tantawy Attia was asked about teachings at the Dundas Street mosque in Toronto. His views were:

Here, we follow the teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood.”[2]

Al Jazeera, a Qatar based newspaper with open Muslim Brotherhood leanings did a “fluff” piece on the role of the Muslim Association of Canada and their sponsorship of refugee families.[3] It highlighted the fundraising as well as noting that it was the MAC drew up a shortlist of sponsorship candidates.

In Vancouver, Syrian refugees are being met by the Muslim Association of Canada. Rather ironically, after the arrival of the Syrian refugees, the MAC in Vancouver ran an event on “Islam vs. Terrorism: Debunking ISIS and al Qaida.” The speaker was Dr. Jamal Badawi.[4] Dr. Badawi was identified by the Muslim Brotherhood of North America has being on its board of directors (Shura Council). He was also identified in the 1991 General Memorandum as being a key figure in the future of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in North America.[5]

Who Did the Selection?

The number of Syrians arriving in Canada who are from refugee camps is apparently around 10%. Although Canadians thought they were ‘rescuing’ refugees, it turns out that about 90% of them were already living in homes or apartments.[6]

The question then arises: Who did the selection and made up the list of names of those to be interviewed for travel to Canada? This is not clear from either the Government of Canada or the UN. It is worth noting, however, that the head of the Political Bureau of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood is Hassan Hachimi. Mr. Hachimi, a Toronto based architect,[7] left Canada to become the head of the political bureau of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood[8], according to a statement by the Muslim Brotherhood.[9] Here in Canada, he was on the board of directors of the Muslim Association of Canada[10] and also on the board of directors for the Muslim World League (Canada).[11]


Reader Dee sent us this recently too, the The Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim Student Association (MSA) and a at least one mosque have been welcoming Syrian Muslims in the US.

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Remember the MSA Pledge of Allegiance?

 

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