Pennsylvania: Muslim refugees sue school district, charge school not good enough

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Ungrateful “refugees” wasting more taxpayer money

It’s bad enough that Obama is flooding America with “refugees,” the majority of whom are Muslim (taxation for Islamization), but now the economic “refugees” are suing those who rescued them from the third world hell holes they fled. Source: Refugees sue Pa. district, charge school not good enough

A group of refugees is suing a Central Pennsylvania school district, saying the academy they were put in after their arduous journey to America is not up to snuff.

Represented by the Pennsylvania branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, the six refugees sued Lancaster schools in federal court, saying they were dumped in a disciplinary school and are being denied access to a quality education. The students range in age from 17 to 21, and hail from Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burma.

“[The] Plaintiffs are refugees who have fled war, violence, and persecution from their native countries,” reads a statement from the lawsuit. “Having finally escaped their turbulent environment to resettle in America, these young immigrants yearn to learn English and get an education so they can make a life for themselves.”

The refugees hoped to enter McCaskey High School, known for its superior academic program, but instead were sent to Phoenix Academy, an alternative high school for “underachieving” students in the district. Phoenix students are subject to pat-downs, banned from bringing personal belongings like watches and jewelry and forced to wear colored shirts that “correspond with behavior.”

U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 rankings show Phoenix Academy has a graduation rate of 54 percent, and its 458 students perform substantially below the state average on standardized tests. More than 90 percent of the students come from poor families, and there are just 11 full-time teachers at the school, according to the magazine.

“Our clients have already experienced much trauma and loss before arriving in this country,” Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said in a statement. “Rather than helping them make the difficult adjustment by providing educational resources required by law, the school district has denied them an education completely or forced them into an alternative school, where they are often bullied and don’t learn.”

Officials for the school district say the six students were sent to Phoenix for a special program geared towards their needs.

“[The District] believes the lawsuit is without merit,” Superintendent Damaris Rau said in a statement. “We are confident we are doing an excellent job supporting our refugee students who often come to school with little or no education.”

A special “acceleration program” at Phoenix was created for under-credited students, both refugee and non-refugee, which gives them the opportunity to earn credits toward a high school diploma by the age of 21, Rau said.

At Phoenix, the students receive various services including remedial services, English classes for Second Language Learners, after school programs, job and computer skills as well as mentoring services, Rau added.

Earlier this week, some of the students testified about their educational experience in an Eastern District of Pennsylvania courtroom.

Khadidja Issa, who arrived in America from Chad with her family by way of their home country Sudan, said on Tuesday school officials told her she “was too old for school” and should get a job instead.

“I responded that I didn’t want a job without an education,” she said.

Issa, who lived in a refugee camp from the age of 5 to 17, also said that she found the search procedure invasive while attending the school.

“I have been to school before and I’ve never seen a place where they pat you down in order to enter school, and they do it every day,” she said.


End refugee resettlement to the U.S. Halt all immigration until the borders are secure and illegals deported.

As for these ungrateful freeloaders, send them back where they came from.

With that in mind, ABC LIVE POLL: Who Are You Voting For? (opens in new window)

DOJ shaking down Bensalem, Pennsylvania for rejecting mosque

Dept. of Jihad. Source: Justice Department sues Pennsylvania town for rejecting mosque – Washington Times

The Justice Department is taking a Pennsylvania town to court over a municipal board’s denial of a zoning application for a mosque, accusing officials of discriminating against a local Muslim organization on the basis of religion.

The Bensalem Township violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act when its zoning board in 2014 rejected a zoning request that would have allowed the Bensalem Masjid to build a mosque in the town, Justice Department attorneys wrote in a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

“Our Constitution protects the rights of religious communities to build places of worship free from unlawful interference and unnecessary barriers,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “The Department of Justice will continue to challenge unjustified local zoning actions around the country when they encroach upon this important civil right.”

Members of the local Muslim community sought to build a mosque after years of renting a local fire hall for worship services. In 2012, the Bensalem Masjid organization met with elected officials to discuss options for building a 17,000-square-foot mosque on land adjacent to the township.

But as plans moved forward and the group attended a series of meetings before the Bensalem Township Zoning Hearing Board, the complaint alleges that Bensalem Masjid was treated differently than other religious and non-religious groups that had sought similar zoning variances. The board, which ultimately rejected the application in a 4-0 vote, treated other groups “more favorably than it treated the Bensalem’s Masjid’s application throughout the variance process.”

Specifically the complaint alleges that in other instances the board required only one hearing to make a zoning variance application while there were six hearings conducted as part of the Bensalem Masjid’s application.

“As another example, the Board asked questions of the Bensalem Masjid that it did not ask of many of these other applicants, including whether its membership would increase and whether it would attract members from outside of Bensalem Township,” the complaint states.


Those are legitimate questions. What they should have been asking is: who is funding your mosque? Will you preach jihad? Will you preach sharia? Will you segregate women and force them to use a separate entrance and be treated as unequals? Do any of your executives or founders have links to terrorism or the Muslim Brotherhood? Among many other legitimate questions Bensalem residents ought to have answers too. The mosques present small proposals and then when the multitudes show up, they disrupt traffic flow, park on neighbors lawns, block streets and eventually force towns to permit mosque expansions.

Under Hillary Clinton mosques there will be thousands more mosques needed in towns all across America.

Meanwhile, the DOJ’s latest sharia enforcer Gupta, is not new to Creeping Sharia readers:

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Philadelphia City Council Infiltrated By Muslim; Co-Sponsors Event with Terror-linked CAIR, Islamist Groups

Source: Philadelphia City Council Infilitrated By Muslim Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. – Co-sponsoring Event With CAIR And Other Islamist Groups – Militant Islam Monitor – Militant Islam Monitor

MIM: The City Council of Philadelphia and the Council on American Islamic Relations are co sponsoring an Islamist event at City Hall entitled “Thomas Jefferson’s Quran-Islam And The Founders”. Muslim Councilman Curtis Jones is hosting the event and has exploited his position as City Councilman to further Islamist causes under the auspices of the CCP and on the premises of the City Hall.

“Professor Denise Spellberg, noted scholar of Islam, will discuss her book Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an at this luncheon. She offers a meticulously researched and incredibly detailed account not only of how Jefferson came to acquire a copy of the Qur’an in English but also of the broader historical circumstances of his political career and the role of religion in the period of the founding fathers. Tickets $65; to reserve your spot, contact Imam Salaam Muhsin at salaammuhsin@yahoo.com or 267-713-8663.”

MIM: In 2014 Spellberg received the I-CAIR Faith In Freedom Award for her book from CAIR Cleveland. http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/history/faculty/profile.php?id=dams21

MIM: In addition to CAIR the flyer lists other Islamist co sponsors of the lecture. They include Emerge Pac, the Universal Muslim Business Association, Masjid Masjidullah and ICPIC. The Islamic Cultural Preservation And Information Council which receives funding from the PA Council on the Arts among others. http://icpic.co/. EmergePac is a subsidiary of EmergeUSA which is headed by stealth Islamist lawyer Khurrum Wahid. http://khurrumwahid.com/emerge-usa/

“Emerge USA, despite its patriotic sounding name, has an extremely radical agenda based on terrorism and bigotry shrouded in the guise of political advocacy.The main individual behind Emerge USA is Khurrum Wahid, a South Florida attorney who has built his name on representing high profile terrorists. They include members of al-Qaeda and financiers of the Taliban. According to the Miami New Times, Wahid himself was placed on a federal terrorist watch list in 2011.” http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262685/placing-terror-pedestal-joe-kaufman

MIM: The url for Masjid Masjidullah leads to the webpage of the community of Imam W.D. Mohammed and includes this Black supremacist Mission Statement:

“Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s vision was to see a community of people working together using the wisdom Allah blessed him to share with us to organize, motivate, and empower Muslims, Christians, Jews, African Americans, Hispanics, indeed all of humanity to rise up and establish the earth as a paradise for all and defeat the schemes of the wicked devils who rob, enslave, and manipulate the people to keep the earth’s treasures for themselves.

This vision includes the evolution and elevation of the African American; the Bilalian, from a people crushed into dust and then remade into a new people on the planet (there has never been any people like the “Negro” in the history of mankind) that have been fashioned and prepared by Allah to rise up to the plane of the prophets to inspire and be a force for the struggle for freedom, justice, equality, and fulfillment for all…”

“…To accomplish his mission, Imam Mohammed had to figure out how to impregnate the new soul of the African American with the enlightened wisdom of the Qur’an and the prophets in order to complete the evolution of this people. The enlightened wisdom will produce and intellect that when married to the “Dynamic African American” soul, as Imam Mohammed referred to it, would generate the kind of human that can be a factor for bringing about the vision of the prophets, which is the vision of Imam Mohammed.

So, Imam Mohammed had to start his mission where he found himself, as the leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI). He had to transform the teachings of the Nation of Islam; change the teachings of his father, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, in order to put the new knowledge into the people…”

http://iwdmcommunity.com/the-mission-of-imam-w-deen-mohammed/

Masjid Masjidullah is included in the list of Masjids in Pennslyvania.  http://iwdmcommunity.com/iwdm-community-masjids/

In 2013 Masjidullah Inc. purchased a million dollar former church property to be used as a multi purpose complex which includes a mosque,an Arabic language charter school and community center.

MIM: The Islamist propagandistic nature of the event is epitomized Ali Asani, a professor and director of the Saudi funded stealth jihadist program of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies at Harvard University who wrote the following whopper which is quoted on page 2 of the pdf.

“In this ground breaking book Spellberg explores how America’s founding fathers intended religious tolerance as a key American ideal not only for various Protestant groups, but also for its future Muslim citizens…”

MIM: In his article “The Real Reason Why Thomas Jefferson Owned A Quran” author Bill Federer states simply that:

“Jefferson purchased a Qu’ran to understand the enemy”

http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/the-real-reason-jefferson-owned-a-quran/

MIM: The Philadelphia Eid Coalition of which Curtis Jones Jr. is a member is sponsored by Hamas linked CAIR and the terror tied Muslim Student Association.

“…CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial, and a designated terror organization in the United Arab Emirates.

According to The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), the Muslim Student Association is “the most visible and influential Islamic student organization in North America.”…”

MIM: On June 23rd 2016 Curtis Jones Jr. hosted an Iftar event which took place in City Hall in the presence of Mayor Jim Kenney and other government officials.

“The 4th Annual City Hall Iftar, hosted by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and Ryan N. Boyer will be held on June 23, 2016 in the Mayor’s Reception Hall at City Hall. The City Hall Iftar is a grand annual affair attended by the Mayor, City Council, Imams and Islamic Leaders, Community Leaders, Business Leaders, and more.

MIM: The stealth Islamist infilitration at the highest levels of American government is highlighted by Raheemah Abdulaleem a senior associate general counsel to Obama who is also the President of the Islamist organization KARAMAH. http://karamah.org/board-of-directors/raheemah-abdulaleem-esq

“Al-Hibri has written and lectured extensively on Islam’s compatibility with women’s rights, human rights, and democracy. Further, she contends that when America’s founding fathers (most notably Thomas Jefferson, who owned a copy of the Qur’an, and James Madison) sought to establish freedom of religion, they likely drew their inspiration from “the Islamic model of 1500 years ago”—specifically, “a Qur’anic revelation which says there shall be no coercion in religion.” http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2566

Obama Official Addresses City Hall Iftar Dinner

Raheemah Abdulaleem, a born-and-bred Philadelphian and senior associate general counsel in the executive office of President Barack Obama, keynoted the Iftar Dinner at City Hall last Thursday evening.

Hosted by Laborers’ District Counsel Business Mgr. Ryan Boyer and City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., the dinner in the Mayor’s meeting room marked the end of Ramadan for members of the Philadelphia Muslim community.

Joining Abdulaleem was Mayor Jim Kenney, who indicated a milestone was set with the establishment of Eid as public-school holidays, credited, he said, to the efforts of Councilman Jones, labor leader Boyer and other leaders of the Muslim community.

He noted, “This city’s Muslim community has played an important role in the diverse culture of our city and has been an important force behind many political, religious and cultural initiatives.”

MIM: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney with CAIR Philly President Osama Al Qasem And Executive Director Jacob Bender at the June 23 Iftar held at City Hall and hosted by Muslim City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr..

7:30 PM Mayor Kenney to Join Philadelphia Muslim Community for 4th Annual City Hall Iftar Dinner

MIM: For more on the so called ‘Jefferson Koran’ see “Congressman Ellison And Jefferson’s Koran” by Islam expert Dr. Stephen M. Kirby.

Excerpt:

“…There had been much excitement over Congressman Ellison using Jefferson’s Koran for his ceremonial swearing-in. Jefferson’s Koran had been declared an official Koran by Ellison and President Obama. Yet this translation of the Koran had been done by a non-Muslim who not only considered Islam to be a manmade religion “that it owed its progress and establishment almost entirely to the sword,” but who also considered Muhammad to be a charlatan, and the Koran itself to be false and a forgery…”.



Read it all and see how far Islam’s tentacles are spreading and how fast…with less than 2% of the population already. Previous Creeping Sharia posts:

And the author mentioned above, Denise Spellberg forced Random House to cancel a book about Islam – ‘Jewel of Medina’, after all but acting as caliph and essentially calling on Muslims to wage jihad on the book publisher (whom she was contracted with to write the Jefferson’s Koran) for violating the sharia:

“She thinks there is a very real possibility of major danger for the building and staff and widespread violence,” Ms. Garrett wrote. “Denise [Spellberg] says it is ‘a declaration of war . . . explosive stuff . . . a national security issue.’

Pennsylvania: Muslim Abdul Wahi shoots cop in the face multiple times

Likely a prison convert to Islam. How many are roaming the streets, freed from prisons by Obama? This took place outside of Philly where the Muslims have a habit of trying to kill cops.

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via Officer Shot In Delco; Officials ID Suspect Taken Into Custody

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities say a suspect is in custody after a police officer was shot several times in Delaware County Friday morning. The suspect was identified as Donte Brooks Island. It took about three hours for upwards of 200 police to track down and arrest the alleged shooter. Three others were taken into custody, but they have not yet been charged. The main suspect, though, is well known to law enforcement.

Island, who also goes by the name Abdul Wahi, lives in the Folcroft Station Apartments where police caught him allegedly smoking weed and dealing drugs.

It happened around 10 a.m. on Baltimore Avenue near Elmwood Avenue in Folcroft while the officer was conducting a drug investigation behind an apartment complex.

Authorities say the 25-year-old officer, identified as Christopher Dorman, was shot at least six times in the face, back and leg, and transported to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

He was then airlifted to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in West Philadelphia.

Officials say Dorman is currently in critical, but stable condition.

“Thank God the officer was wearing his vest. It may have saved his life,” police said at an afternoon press conference. “His mother and father are here, they’re obviously upset,” said Folcroft Police Chief Robert Ruskowski.

Officer Dorman was with the department for a little over a year, authorities say.

“He’s a Folcroft resident. He is a Folcroft volunteer fireman, and then he became a police officer just a little over a year ago. He’s done nothing but serve his community constantly.”

Dorman was the first to arrive on the scene and was apparently ambushed by the shooter. A fellow officer, who was originally responding to the narcotics call, took to helping Dorman.

Doctors say that it is incredible that Dorman survived. “I was told by the doctors, thank God he had his vest on,” Ruskowski said. “So, apparently there may have been several shots into his vest.”

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan told reporters about Island’s prior criminal record.

“The defendant is a career criminal, is a drug dealer,” Whelan said. “He also has been convicted of firearms violations, has been serving a long sentence of approximately 15 years in the federal penitentiary and was only relatively recently released.”

A 25-year-old cop from just outside of Philadelphia was shot multiple times and left in critical condition after witnesses say…


CBS adds:

Island had served about nine years in federal prison on a gun conviction before his release in 2013. His parole officer requested an arrest warrant and revocation hearing in September after Island repeatedly tested positive for marijuana, which he said he used for stress, court records show. But the officer then had trouble finding Island at his listed Folcroft address, and there’s no sign the hearing occurred.

Island was arrested at the same address, an apartment house near the railroad tracks, Friday afternoon after police who had surrounded the building for several hours entered the unit.


Proving what liberals and leftists refuse to believe but is clear when gays, journalists and women are slaughtered by Muslims, the jihadists don’t discriminate as Heavy.com notes, Officer Dorman’s Father Is a Prominent Democrat. As one cop noted:

“To have an officer injured like this, never. I mean you know this is a wake up call for these small towns,” said Ruskowski.

If everyone from cops to the media are ignoring the Muslim angle, they’re either sound asleep or have their heads buried somewhere.

Philly: “Don’t mess with us, we belong to ISIS” violent assault at famous cheese steak joint

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Not a single camera in the neighborhood caught the license plates?

Jihadi-beard sporting thugs caught on camera

Source: Police seeking information in assault at Geno’s Steaks

Philadelphia police are looking for five men in connection with an assault outside Geno’s Steaks on June 11.

The men, all caught on surveillance video, fled in two cars – a dark colored pickup truck and an SUV – both with New Jersey license plates.

Police are also looking for one woman described as a getaway driver.

Police did not provide information about the assault, but said the video of it was “too graphic” to release.

Patrick Kane, a victim of the attack, provided this account.

He said he and his wife, Brooke Kane, had spent the night at a friend’s wedding and then at an after hours club with another couple, when they all decided to grab a bite to eat at Geno’s.

 They were just finishing up their cheese steaks when Brooke Kane’s girlfriend asked another group of patrons if she could bum a cigarette, Patrick Kane said.

“That is when the guys just lost their minds,” said Patrick Kane, 31 and a maintenance supervisor at an apartment building.

In seconds one man stood up, put his hand over the face of the woman and pushed her across the sidewalk, said Patrick Kane.

“‘Don’t mess with us, we belong to ISIS,'” Kane said the man shouted at them.

Brooke Kane, a daycare teacher, stepped in to help her friend. The ISIS comment was not a joke she told them before she too was struck, Patrick Kane said.

At that point he and the other man stepped in to try and help the girls with the intention of leaving.

“What went from putting hands on two girls became five guys attacking us,” said Kane.

Patrick Kane said one man punched him in the nose, which started bleeding. He was then punched in the back of the head by another man and hit twice in the eye. He remembers Brooke screaming at bystanders for help and to call police, the five men running off, someone from Geno’s giving him a bag of ice and police and EMTs arriving on the scene.

Patrick Kane said he declined further medical treatment for what he called a black eye and small cut. The couples spent until 5 a.m. at a police station giving their statements, he said.

“It is ridiculous that this even happened,” said Patrick Kane. “I don’t know why things have to escalate like this.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093 or 3094. To submit an anonymous tip dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

 

 

Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays, mayor wants same for city workers

Creeping along in Philadelphiastan. Please read to the end for more on the Philly mayor. via: Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays

The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so.

In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished.

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Philly mayor lied for Islam even after suspect confessed

[Comment from terror-linked CAIR removed]

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“Philadelphia’s history is based on being a place where religious freedom is part of its founding ethos,” Kenney said at a news conference in City Hall, where he was joined by Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to announce the new holidays. “Our city was built on the idea that while we may be different in nationality and ethnicity, the city welcomes all to worship and practice the faiths of our culture or our choosing.”

Because Islam follows a lunar calendar, the dates of the holidays, the two major holidays on the Islamic calendar, change each year. In the 2016-17 school year, they fall in mid-September and late June.

A handful of smaller school districts around the country have added the days to their academic calendars. New York last year became the first major city to take the step, which was seen as significant considering the mistrust Muslims faced there after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Calls for Philadelphia, which has an estimated 200,000 Muslims, to adopt the holidays have grown over the last year. In January, City Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., who is Muslim, backing the change.

[Comment from terror-linked CAIR removed]
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Kenney said that adding the holidays to the city calendar would require buy-in from the city’s municipal unions. The Task Force on Cultural Inclusion he announced Tuesday will include representatives from the city’s labor, commerce, and human resources offices as well as departments that would be impacted, like the court system.

Kenney said that the task force’s job “first and foremost” would be to focus on the holidays but that the focus could then broaden.

“We have to take into account how society sometimes ostracizes and eliminates people from the mainstream because of extraneous kind of reasons,” Kenney said.

Hite said the change would be phased in in the district because the 2016-17 academic calendar has already been finalized. In that year, students, staff, and teachers who want to take the days off can do so with excused absences.

In following years, the holidays will be treated like any other, Hite said.

Because the holidays in the 2017-18 school year fall in the summer and on a Saturday, respectively, the first new holiday that the entire district will have off will likely be Eid al-Fitr on June 14, 2018. The change could also impact charter schools, which Hite said typically follow the district calendar.

Philadelphia city workers currently have 11 paid holidays, two of them religious: Christmas and Good Friday. The School District also recognizes Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Salima Suswell, a member of the Philadelphia Eid Coalition, on Tuesday said the district’s decision will “validate our young Muslim students.”

 “It will allow them to know that they matter, their faith matters, and that there is a place in society for them,” she said. “And never again will they have to choose between education and religion.”


 All this validates is the rapid Islamization of America.

PS: Kenney is the same mayor who uttered what was possibly the most ignorant or blatant lie of all time when, after a Muslim was caught on video (watch below) attempting to murder a Philadelphia police officer, being caught and confessing that he did it for Islam…

…the dhimmi mayor said:

“In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen. That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible and it does not represent this religion in any way shape or form or any of its teachings. And this is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers. It has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”

Moments later, in the same press conference with Kenney in the background, a police captain elaborates on the terrorists confession:

He stated that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah, and that is the reason he was called upon to do this …

In his confession, the shooter kept repeating “I follow Allah, I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic state,” Homicide Capt. Clark says.

 

Pennsylvania: Muslim teen posted names of U.S. military, exhorted Muslims to kill, behead them

Now he is being charged. Twitter should be charged with aiding and abetting ISIS. aziz-terrorist

Source: Pennsylvania teen hit with new Islamic State-related charges | Reuters  h/t thereligionofpeace.com

A Pennsylvania teenager indicted for supporting Islamic State was hit with fresh terrorism charges on Wednesday, as U.S. prosecutors accused him of posting online the names of approximately 100 U.S. military members and exhorting his followers to kill them.

Jalil Aziz, 19, used his Twitter account to release the names, addresses, photographs and military branches of the U.S. service members, according to a superseding indictment filed in federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Aziz told his followers to “kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their street thinking that they are safe,” according to authorities.

The information had previously been posted online by supporters of Islamic State, according to Aziz’s defense lawyer, Thomas Thornton, who emphasized that the new charges are based on the same alleged acts that led to the initial indictment.

“All of these charges come from Mr. Aziz allegedly using his telephone in his room in his house,” Thornton said, calling it “teenage stupidity.”

Aziz was arrested in December on charges that he tried to help others travel to the Middle East to join fighters for Islamic State. The militant group controls territory in Syria and Iraq and has claimed responsibility for numerous mass killings, including the coordinated attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people.

He used at least 57 separate Twitter accounts to advocate violence against U.S. citizens and to disseminate Islamic State propaganda, prosecutors said. Aziz served as an intermediary between a person living in Turkey and several members of Islamic State, according to court documents.

Prosecutors also said investigators found a “go bag” containing ammunition for an assault rifle, a black mask and a knife at Aziz’s house.


Ibn Ameer Aziz had previously been charged with attempting to provide support to ISIS. Our previous post: Pennsylvania: Muslim Charged With Supporting Islamic State Terror Group

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