Oregon: Authorities Look to Revoke Citizenship of Terror-linked Imam


At least one Democrat would send him to an internment camp. via US Authorities Allege Oregon Imam Assisted Radicals – ABC News. h/t thereligionofpeace.com

U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups.

Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

FILE - This May 11, 2012, file photo, Portland Imam Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye, who is one of 15 men who say their rights were violated because they are on the U.S. government's no-fly list, leaves the United Sates Court of Appeals following oral arguments on the ACLU No Fly List challenge, in Portland, Ore. U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of the Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list.

The immigration complaint does not include criminal charges. Government lawyers say Kariye for a time “dealt directly” with Osama bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam, the founders of al-Qaida, and he recruited sympathizers in the United States and Pakistan for an al-Qaida precursor known as Maktab Al-Khidamat.

Kariye is also accused of being a founding officer and director of the now-defunct Global Relief Foundation, which authorities say provided assistance to terror groups including al-Qaida and promoted radical jihad.

Federal authorities say Kariye failed to reveal those details in his application for citizenship, which was granted in 1998.

Attempts to reach Kariye through his Portland mosque and a former attorney were not immediately successful.

Born in Somalia, Kariye came to the United States on a student visa in 1982, according to the complaint. Between 1985 and 1988, he traveled to Afghanistan, where he went to a jihadist training camp and fought with the Afghan mujahedeen against the Soviets. He helped process foreign fighters arriving in Pakistan for travel to training camps, authorities say, working directly with bin Laden and Azzam. At some point, he was arrested for his involvement with the mujahedeen and spent four months in a Pakistani prison.

After returning to the United States in 1988, he applied for asylum and swore under oath that he hadn’t left the country or been arrested.

The Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, but the complaint alleges that Kariye returned to Pakistan in 1990 and worked for three years to recruit sympathizers and raise funds for Maktab Al-Khidamat, the precursor of al-Qaida. He was listed as the Oregon point of contact on a 1994 flyer advertising a nationwide fundraising tour for Afghan jihad.

As the longtime leader at Portland’s largest mosque, Masjed As-Saber, Kariye is a well-known figure in the city’s Islamic community. It was not immediately clear Monday whether Kariye is still the mosque’s imam.

Local Muslims have known for years of the FBI’s interest in him.

Kariye was arrested at Portland International Airport in 2002 by an FBI-led anti-terrorism task force. He pleaded guilty to using a fraudulent Social Security number and defrauding the state Medicaid program by lying about his income to receive state-funded health insurance. A federal judge sentenced him to five years on probation.

In a 2003 affidavit, the FBI said it believed Kariye provided support to seven Muslims who tried unsuccessfully to join the Taliban in fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He was never charged.

Kariye was one of 10 people who in 2010 sued the federal government over their placement on the no-fly list. Eight others have since joined the case.

A federal judge in Portland ruled last year that the government must tell people what unclassified information was used to put them on the list, and if the information is classified, at least tell them the nature and extent of it.

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Kariye and other plaintiffs in the case, filed a motion in April saying the government still hadn’t provided them with enough information about their placement on the no-fly list.

More via Portland imam had ties to Osama bin Laden, 4 terrorist groups.

Here’s our 2012 post on Kariye:  Oregon mosque led by convicted Social Security fraudster

Oregon: Muslim Gets 87 Months for Funding Suicide Bomber Who Killed 30

via FBI — Oregon Resident Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison in Connection with 2009 Suicide Bombing of ISI Headquarters in Pakistan.

Reaz Qadir Khan, 51, a naturalized U.S. Citizen living in Portland, Oregon, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman of the District of Oregon in connection with the May 27, 2009, suicide bomb attack at Pakistan’s intelligence service (ISI) headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan. The attack killed approximately 30 people and injured some 300 more.

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Acting U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams of the District of Oregon and Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing of the FBI’s Portland Division made the announcement.

Khan previously entered a guilty plea admitting that he acted as an accessory after the fact to the crime of providing material support to terrorists. In entering his plea, Khan admitted arranging for the delivery of approximately $2,450 to Maldivian Ali Jaleel, one of the suicide bombers responsible for the May 27, 2009, attack. Khan also admitted to providing advice and financial assistance to Jaleel’s wives after the bombing, while knowing that providing such assistance would hinder and prevent the apprehension of Jaleel’s wives and others who may have helped in the attack. The 87-month sentence was jointly recommended by the parties and concludes a lengthy investigation of Khan’s connection to the attack.

Deport him.


Oregon: ‘ISIL we R here’ graffiti at elementary school playground in Salem

via ‘ISIL we R here’ graffitied at elementary school playground in S – KPTV. h/t Jihad Watch

SALEM, OR (KPTV) –  Salem police reported that someone painted alarming graffiti at Miller Elementary School this weekend.

Officers said “ISIL we R here” was spray-painted under a play structure. The graffiti was quickly cleaned up Monday morning.

Salem police said there is no known ISIL activity in the area.

This is also the first time they have seen graffiti like this.

“Of course it’s alarming,” Miller Elementary School Principal Jessica Brenden said. “It was a big surprise that it happened here at Miller.”

Brenden was disappointed someone would do this at her school.

“It’s unfortunate we had to put resources into cleaning it up when the resources could be spent in the classroom,” Brenden said.

Salem police said there is not much to go on in this case. Officers do not have any suspect description and only know that the crime was committed sometime over the weekend.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about the graffiti call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.


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.


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.


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”


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