Portland: Muslim sanitation worker pleads guilty to funding terrorist suicide bomber who killed more than 30

via Portland sanitation worker pleads guilty to role in funding terrorist suicide bomber in Pakistan | OregonLive.com. h/t Jihad Watch.

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In a surprise move, a Portland sanitation worker pleaded guilty Friday to providing money to a terrorist who died in a 2009 suicide bombing outside an office of Pakistan’s spy service.

The suicide bombing in Lahore killed more than 30 people.

A Portland federal grand jury indicted Reaz Khan just after Christmas 2012, accusing him of taking part in a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Khan’s lawyers vigorously denied the allegations.

Less than two months ago, the American Civil Liberties Union joined the defense team and appeared ready to challenge the constitutionality of surveillance operations that helped U.S. government agents make their case against Khan.

It was expected that Khan’s legal team would target the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA, which allowed the government to electronically eavesdrop on Khan.

But in an abrupt turnabout, Khan’s primary lawyer, Amy Baggio, told the court that she had reached a plea deal with government prosecutors that would allow for a reduced sentence.

Khan, 51, a Pakistani-born naturalized U.S. citizen, admitted to Mosman that he was guilty of being an accessory after the fact in a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists that resulted in death.

Speaking in a soft voice, Khan acknowledged that he had last seen suicide bomber Ali Jaleel at the turn into the 21st century. But they had shared emails in 2005 and 2006.

In the fall of 2008, Khan said, Jaleel emailed him in Oregon and said it was imperative he leave the Maldives to go to Pakistan. This begat a series of emails about Jaleel’s travel plans and his family.

Jaleel, a fellow Sunni Muslim, was killed in the May 27, 2009, bombing and small-arms attack at a compound in Lahore, near offices of police and Pakistan’s spy service, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency.

Khan also admitted to Mosman that he provided advice and financial assistance to Jaleel’s wives after the bombing.

In the highly structured plea deal, Khan is expected to receive a sentence of seven years and three months in federal prison. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years and a $125,000 fine.

The FBI had arrested Khan in March 2013, but the court allowed him to post bail — a rarity in Oregon’s federal judicial district — so that he could prepare for trial in the national security case.

Read: Timeline of the case

Khan, a wastewater treatment operator on unpaid leave from his job, was accused of wiring money to Jaleel, part of an old pact to seek martyrdom in the name of Allah.

They were expected at trial to seize on a Jan. 14, 2006, email in which Jaleel reminds Khan about their shared promise to seek martyrdom in the name of Allah.

A line from the email appears to be Jaleel quoting Khan’s own words: “This world is of no use to us so let’s sacrifice ourself for the pleasure of Allah in his way???”

The government accuses Khan of making good on those words, funding Jaleel’s training as a terrorist in 2008.

Sentencing is scheduled June 8.

 

Oregon: Somali Muslims Demand Portland Public School Board Hire Them, Teach Somali (Video)

Forget assimilation, forget English, Somali Muslims want taxpayers to hire Somali Muslims to teach Somali language. Next they will want Koran classes. via daylightdisinfectant.

Dateline Thursday February 5, 2015 – At a School board meeting held Tuesday January 20, 2015 the Somali community in Portland made it’s list of demands for a full immersion program. They made these through Kayse Jama, Executive Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing. It’s unclear why he is involved.

The Five all time positions are:

1. Full-Time Somali Teacher on “Special Assignment”

2. Full-Time Somali Teacher for Native Language Literacy Program

3. Full-Time HR Dual Immersion Specific Coordinator

4. Full-Time Project Manager

5. Full-Time Somali Community Outreach Specialist

UPDATE:  Thursday Feb 5, 2015.  The man making the demands in Part 2 is from a controversial Government-funded non-for-profit which recently held a “Blacks Only” meeting.  No Asians or Latinos were allowed.  Kayse Jama, the man reading the laundry list of demands, is the Executive Director for the Center for Intercultural Organizing.  Progressives today reported back on December 23, 2014:

“The Portland, OR branch of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party held an event at Portland’s Center For Intercultural Organizing. The AAPRP puts on several events and organizes in communities, but this time, the event was specifically “blacks only”. No whites, no Asians, no latinos/latinas, no natives… Only “for all who identify as being of African descent“.”


Immigration and the deliberate importing of third world refugees to America may be the greatest silent coup in the history of mankind. Never has such a prosperous, educated and advanced nation been taken down and destroyed so swiftly from within, by its own so-called leaders.

Oregon: Muslim immigrant threatened to blow up NE Portland deli ‘in the name of Allah’

via Portland teen accused of threatening to blow up NE Portland deli ‘in the name of Allah,’ court records say | OregonLive.com.

A 19-year-old is accused of threatening workers repeatedly at a Northeast Portland deli when he wasn’t able to buy a single cigarette, saying he would blow up the store “in the name of Allah,” court records say.

Abdalah Mohamed also is accused of making disparaging remarks about Jews and Israel in July, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Mohamed was arraigned Monday afternoon on two counts of second-degree intimidation. He entered not guilty pleas to each count.

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He was booked into the downtown Portland jail on the warrant Friday.

Court records indicate he’s lived in Northeast Portland for about six years and is originally from Kenya.

According to Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Richard Freud, Mohamed entered Ira’s Deli at 7215 N.E. Prescott St. on the morning of July 14 and asked to buy a cigarette.

Shaheen Brodle, who was working behind the counter, told the teen that the deli didn’t sell cigarettes individually and that he’d have to buy a pack if he wanted any cigarettes, Freud wrote.

That’s when Mohamed started shouting threats laced with profanity and demeaning comments about Jews and Israel, Freud wrote.

According to the affidavit, Mohamed screamed, “I will blow up your store” and “I’m going to send my guys to shoot up your store.” Mohamed also referred to the owner as a “Jew” and an “Israeli.”

Where’s the hate crime charge?

“You Israeli … I’ll blow up your store in the name of Allah!’‘ Mohamed is accused of yelling, Freud wrote in the affidavit. “We take care of people like you.”

Mohamed left the store, continuing to yell at Rafai and spit on the ground toward Rafai, the affidavit said. While police were investigating and interviewing witnesses at the deli, Mohamed is accused of calling the store and leaving another derogatory message, the affidavit said.

Police identified Mohamed after viewing video surveillance images from the deli, the affidavit said.

Mohamed is also accused of cocaine possession in an unrelated case, according to court records.

According to court records, Mohamed came to the United States in 2000.

He’s due back in court Jan. 21.


Another byproduct of Bill Clinton’s Somali failures and follow-on failures importing Muslim jihadis from Somalia to destroy American cities.

Oregon: Muslim who plotted kililng Americans at Christmas tree lighting gets 30 years

Mohamed Mohamud sentenced to 30 years in prison for tree-lighting bomb plot | OregonLive.com.

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Mohamed Osman Mohamud to 30 years in prison for his attempt to set off a bomb at the November 2010 holiday-tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland.

Just before the sentence was announced by Senior U.S. District Judge Garr M. King at 11:25 a.m., Mohamud stood and apologized to the court.

“The things I said and did were terrible,” he said. “I want to apologize to everyone, to the community.”

He also apologized to the Muslim community, saying he wants people to know that Islam does not preach hate.

Technically that’s true. Islam doesn’t preach. Muslims do the preaching and they preach the hate mandated in the Koran…against all non-Muslims.

Mohamud, now 23, was found guilty in January 2013 of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The federal jury rejected the defense’s theory that Mohamud was entrapped, agreeing with the government instead that he was predisposed to commit the crime.

Mohamud’s mother, Mariam Barre, said she was very disappointed with the sentence.

“We are Muslim, and our religion does not to kill innocent people,” she said to a group of reporters and photographers outside the courthouse.

Key word: INNOCENT. Muslims do not consider any non-Muslim innocent nor any Muslim who does not abide by the sharia and believe in jihad.

She denounced the government’s actions, saying agents advised her son not to tell his parents anything, gave him money to move away from friends, and isolated him as they ran their sting operation.

Did she denounce her son’s actions? Did she denounce jihad? No. Fewer and fewer Americans trust their own government but most have the wherewithal to alert authorities when strangers discuss killing thousands of Americans.

Mother of thwarted jihadist

“I am so disappointed because I came here to have the dream every American person should have,” she said. “We have here to live peaceful” lives.

Lisa Hay, one of the attorneys representing Mohamud, noted that Mohamud’s parents reached out to the government when they feared he was becoming radicalized. “It’s hard to imagine any family” making that choice after this, she said.

Muslims who won’t abide by U.S. laws should not be permitted into the U.S.

The sentencing caps four years of court battles challenging not only the government’s role in planning the sting, but also the constitutionality of its surveillance tactics and the secrecy that shrouded the operation. Undercover agents testified under pseudonyms and defense attorneys were denied access to large swaths of information considered classified.

Mohamud could have faced a life term. His lawyers pressed for a 10-year sentence, saying he was a confused, conflicted and easily manipulated young man and had not been planning an attack until government agents came along. They also argued that he feels deep remorse and shame for what he has done and can be a productive member of society.

“His life is worth saving,” defense lawyers Stephen Sady, Steve Wax and Hay wrote in a recent court filing.

As Wax walked toward a throng of reporters on Wednesday, he was asked about the length of the sentence.

“It’s a long sentence,” he said with a sigh.

Future generations will ask why we allowed this to happen

Prosecutors argued that Mohamud should serve at least 40 years in prison. Mohamud had dreamed of a violent attack against the United States or its allies since he was at least 15, they said, citing the testimony of one of the undercover agents. He was given numerous opportunities to back out of the plot and expressed enthusiasm for the deaths and injuries that would result, wrote Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan D. Knight, Pamala Holsinger and Ryan Bounds.

“This is a sad case, but a 30-year sentence captures its severity,” Knight said after the sentencing. “And hopefully it will deter the insidious role that violent extremism plays in our communities.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamala Holsinger noted that Judge King had a hard job.

“The was not an easy sentence for Judge King to impose,” she said. “I think it was the right sentence. … “There’s got to be some deterrence out there. “These people are in our communities.”

There’s only one thing that will deter them. Begin deporting them and their families: Danish Psychologist: “The one thing Muslim immigrants fear is being deported”

Oregon: Terror-funding Islamic charity pleads guilty to tax fraud

Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder exonerate a Muslim convicted of funding al Qaeda. via Oregon Islamic charity pleads guilty to tax fraud | KOIN.com. h/t Money Jihad.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon-based Islamic charity has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a plea agreement that includes dropping criminal charges against the foundation’s former head, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall announced Tuesday.

Pete Seda is the former head of the U.S. branch of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation based in Ashland. A federal appeals court last summer overturned his 2010 conviction on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces.

On Tuesday, the charity pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Eugene to one count of filing a false tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. The group was placed on probation for three years, and it agreed during that time not to resume operating as a tax-exempt charity in the U.S., prosecutors said.

The charity failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service that a $150,000 donation in 2000 went overseas to Saudi Arabia and was meant to be sent to Chechnya, prosecutors said. The charity falsely reported on its tax return that the money was used partly to buy a building in the U.S.

The foundation was disbanded after the U.S. government declared it was a terrorist organization and froze its assets.

The charity doesn’t even exist anymore so how can it be placed on three years probation? Or does it exist and has it been operating funding jihad as a designated terrorist org all along? In fact, the terrorist-loving, patriot-hating IRS is only banning the terror-funding Muslim charity from operating as a tax exempt org. Apparently it can operate otherwise.

A message left Tuesday evening with a lawyer representing the charity was not immediately returned.

Also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty, Seda worked for many years as a tree surgeon in Ashland, where he operated the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation and was an outspoken proponent of the peaceful aspects of Islam.

A jury convicted the Iranian-born U.S. citizen in 2010 of using the foundation to help smuggle $150,000 to Saudi Arabia in 2000 and signing a fraudulent tax return to cover it up. During the trial, Seda blamed the tax return on his accountant and maintained the money was for humanitarian aid.

At Seda’s 2011 sentencing, a federal judge said there was no proof directly linking him to terrorism, but the judge said he had no doubt the money went to Islamic fighters in Chechnya, as the prosecution maintained.

In August 2013, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned the conviction, saying the government turned what was really a tax fraud case into a terrorism case. The court said the defense was given incomplete versions of classified documents.

Eric Holder, the 9th Pillar Sharia Court, and the IRS – infidels don’t have a chance against them.

Oregon: Muslim who ran food stamp fraud from halal market sentenced to up to 16 years

via Beaverton food stamp fraud kingpin sent to prison for up to 16 years | OregonLive.com. h/t Dee

Mahmoud Tajgerdu came to court Friday with $35,000 that he hoped would help keep him out of prison.

It didn’t. And he still owes much more.

Tajgerdu, 42, ran a food stamp fraud scheme out of his two Beaverton businesses — a halal meat market and a gas station.

The theft, which authorities believe may have exceeded $1 million, occurred when Tajgerdu rang up phony transactions and charged his customers a fee to illegally exchange their food stamp benefits for cash.

As he bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federal assistance program, he lived in a sprawling million-dollar home in the West Hills and drove a BMW 7 Series car.

He lived a lavish lifestyle funded in part by taxpayers, Washington County Senior Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey told the court.

The business owner’s greed corrupted his employees and customers, who acted as conspirators in his scam, McKey said. Several employees have been charged and convicted.

His restitution amount and sentence will be finalized at the Aug. 21 hearing.

Tajgerdu was taken into custody after the Friday hearing. After the judge left the bench, he became indignant.

Tajgerdu said he would give nothing more.

“I want to go to jail forever,” he said.

All that’s missing is the “allah akbars”. 

Previously, Four defendants guilty in halal market food stamp fraud.

Oregon: Four defendants guilty in halal market food stamp fraud

And not one is going to jail after robbing American taxpayers. via OregonLive.com. h/t Diversity’s Darkside

Summary: Four of five suspects accused of food stamp fraud operated through a Beaverton ethnic market have been convicted and in Washington County Circuit Court.

The case: On Dec. 3, 2013, Beaverton police and federal agents arrested four people on accusations of aggravated theft and unlawful use of food stamps, and a fifth person was arrested on suspicion of perjury. The arrests came after an investigation that began in 2009 found evidence of fraud. Authorities said Mahmoud Tajgerdu, 42, of Beaverton, co-owner of Beaverton Halal Meat and Mediterranean Groceries, 11527 S.W. Canyon Road, charged customers to exchange their federal food stamp benefits to illegally obtain cash.

Tajgerdu, Bahman Hoshmand, 40, of Beaverton, and Aziz Darakhshani, 39, of Beaverton, were booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of aggravated theft and unlawfully obtaining supplemental nutritional assistance.

Rafik Korkut, 35, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of aggravated theft and unlawfully obtaining supplemental nutritional assistance.

Negin Tajgerdu, 23, Mahmoud Tajgerdu’s daughter, was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of perjury.

Sentences: Hoshmand was sentenced to five years of probation, 100 hours of community service, ordered to pay a total of $900 in fines and assessments and a compensatory fine of $20,000 to Food and Nutrition Services. Hoshmand is to have no contact with the victim.

Negin Tajgerdu was sentenced to two years of probation, 120 hours of community service and fined $300.

Korkut was given a three-year suspended prison sentence and sentenced to five years of probation, including no contact with his co-defendants. Korkut was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution, a $100 probation fee, a $600 fine and a $12,000 compensatory fine.

What’s next: Aziz Darakhshani’s trial date will be reset to a yet-unknown date in fall 2014, according to Bracken McKey, senior deputy district attorney for Washington County.

Previously: Oregon: Halal grocer, 4 other Muslims arrested in food stamp fraud

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