Islamic terror financier ran kiosks at malls in Delaware, Philly, Georgia, Florida

“…among other locations.” via Officials: Ex-Dover Mall kiosk owner financed ISIS plot

A man who last year operated a Dover Mall kiosk that repaired cellphones was the alleged financier of what federal prosecutors say was a terrorist plot to fly two other suspects to Syria to join the Islamic State fighters, The News Journal has learned.

Abror Habibov, 30, who was arraigned Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida, and held without bail, ran the I Cell Fix kiosk at the mall and also briefly lived in Dover.

“We are aware that Habibov was known to operate or work at a kiosk at the Dover Mall,” Dover Police Cpl. Mark A. Hoffman said.

The indictment said Habibov operates kiosks that sell kitchenware and repair mobile phones in malls in Philadelphia; Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Savannah, Georgia; and Jacksonville, “among other locations.”

At the I Cell Fix kiosk in Chesapeake on Thursday afternoon, an employee told a reporter that he had just learned of Habibov’s arrests.

“It’s crazy,” said the man, who identified himself as Amin, but declined to give his last name.

Talk about crazy. And Kiosks can be ideal for terror financing, expert says

Relaxed background checks, short-term leases and an easy-to-launder cash flow are among the reasons owning a mall kiosk could be ideal for a terrorist living in the United States, an expert on terrorism financing said.

Abror Habibov, the alleged financier of a plot to fly two associates to Syria to join the Islamic State group, operated the I Cell Fix kiosk at the Dover Mall. Habibov was arraigned Wednesday in Florida.

Authorities have not released information about the nature of Habibov’s businesses or his time in Delaware. His public defender did not respond to calls from The News Journal.

Mall kiosks offer relatively anonymity, said Moyara Ruehsen, an associate professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in California. Ruehsen has researched money laundering and terrorism.

“I think kiosks are easy to set up because you don’t have to provide that much information, compared to taking out a small-business loan to start a larger-scale business,” she said.

Brady Flowers of Minneapolis, who has spent 10 years in the kiosk industry, said each mall has different standards to evaluate people who apply. He said malls have adopted more stringent requirements for ownership since the 2008 credit crunch. But Flowers said that a credit check might be the only review a mall may request in addition to verifying a business license and federal tax identification number.

“If I saw a rent sign in a strip mall, I would have to go through a qualification process to have that space,” he said. “The difference with a kiosk is that they really only want to know what you are going to sell.”

Ruehsen said an all-cash business such as a kiosk would be ideal because it would avoid a complicated, easy-to-trace money-laundering process.

“It doesn’t take much money here in the states if you are an independent cell and not getting money from a larger organization,” she said.

This isn’t the first time kiosks have been linked with the funding of terrorism.

In 2002, FBI and INS agents raided more than 65 jewelry stores kiosks operating at Intrigue Jewelers in six states, including one in Philadelphia. That chain was owned by a Florida company suspected of funding terrorist activity and laundering terrorist money.

 More via Terror plot exposes flaws in business permits

Lawmakers with both parties started looking closer Friday at Delaware’s business registration practices after the discovery that accused terrorists set up shop in a Dover Mall kiosk without direct city, county or state permits or approvals.

The state’s top tax officer was unable to find any sign of Abror Habibov’s I Cell Fix in the Division of Revenue’s license database. The agency plans a check of other such sites at Dover Mall, along with a wider reminder to host sites like malls that they need to verify permit compliance when they open doors to vendors.

“As far as we can tell, there is no entity” connected with Habibov on record, Carter said. “We ask that places like the Dover Mall and Christiana Mall make sure that anybody that does business there has an active license.”

The Dover company also was not listed among companies that had secured a required Kent County permit.


Next time you’re at the mall and think about buying fake Rayban sunglasses, a Louie Vuitton handbag, some watered down brand name perfume or a remote control helicopter – ask the kiosk owner a few polite questions.

 

The other summit on defeating jihad (video)

While Barack Hussain Obama was refusing to acknowledge ‘Muslim terrorists’ at his summit, another summit a week earlier called out Obama’s complicity and Eric Holder’s “refusal to prosecute several hundred co-conspirators right here in our midst.”

The “Defeat Jihad Summit” was sponsored by the Center for Security Policy and brought together present and former, domestic and foreign political leaders, senior military officers, national security professionals and other experts on Islamic supremacism and its guiding doctrine, shariah.

Philly: Judge rules lawsuit against school for burka kidnapping can proceed

How would anyone at the school have known the abductor wasn’t the mother? If they ask the real mother to take the Muslim garb off, she’ll sue over that too.

The only solution is to ban Muslim head coverings or deny those with Muslim head coverings from picking up children at schools. via Judge: Lawsuit against school district in kindergartner’s kidnapping can proceed.

A federal judge ruled last Thursday that a civil lawsuit can proceed against the School District of Philadelphia, the School Reform Commission and the substitute teacher on duty when a kindergartner was kidnapped from class last year and later sexually assaulted.

The school district had asked U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois to dismiss the complaint against the district and teacher Reginald Littlejohn, in which attorney Tom Kline argued the victim, then 5, was denied her constitutional right to personal safety at Bryant Elementary School in West Philadelphia.

The lawsuit, filed by the girl’s family, claims Littlejohn violated school policy on Jan. 14, 2013, by releasing the child to Christina Regusters, 21, a stranger hidden head-to-toe in Muslim garb. Regusters worked at an after-school program the girl attended and was permitted to take the child out of class without providing identification.

After taking the girl from Bryant, Regusters sexually assaulted her in a house nearby and then abandoned her in an Upper Darby park wearing only a T-shirt. A Good Samaritan, Nelson Mandela Myers, found her the next morning and called police.

Regusters was convicted in September of kidnapping, indecent deviate sexual intercourse and related crimes. She remains jailed on $4 million bail pending her sentencing, which is set for Jan. 20, according to Kline and court records.

The complaint blames the district of failing to properly screen Littlejohn or train and supervise employees on policies governing the dismissal of students.

“The school district, which despite its public admissions of fault, has refused to accept any responsibility for enabling one of the most heinous crimes in Philadelphia history,” Kline said in a statement. “We are now one major step closer to a civil federal jury hearing the horror story of an innocent taken from the sanctuary of a kindergarten classroom into a den of horror, and the reforms needed to make our schools safe again.”

The suit seeks more than $150,000 in damages. District spokesman Fernando Gallard said he could not comment on pending litigation.

Chicago: Burqa bank robbing trend continues, this time at Chase

At least one thief called it the ‘perfect disguise’. Another contribution Muslims have made in America – the perfect disguise to rob banks. A hot trend in Philly (18 incidents in 7 years), Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, California and now Chicago, via Man disguised in burqa attempts to rob La Grange bank: reports | mySuburbanLife.com.

LA GRANGE – Federal agents stopped a bank robber’s plan to steal nearly $168,000 in cash early Thursday morning at a La Grange Chase Bank, according to media reports.

Gildardo Lopez Jr., 31, of Chicago and suspected getaway driver Douglas Pineda, 31, of Chicago were both arrested after Lopez allegedly exited the bank disguised in a Muslim woman’s garment, reports said.

Lopez reportedly was an ATM technician at the bank and had a key to access the bank at 14 S. La Grange Road. Pineda worked as a Transportation Security Administration airport screener, according to reports.

A judge on Friday placed both men on house arrest. If convicted, they could each face up to 10 years in prison.

Philadelphia: Another Bank Robbery In Muslim Garb

via Male In Muslim Garb Attempts To Rob Northeast Philly Bank « CBS Philly. h/t Islamist Watch

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a male who attempted to rob a Northeast Philadelphia bank while wearing Muslim garb.

The incident happened Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Bank branch on Castor Avenue in the city’s Oxford Circle section.

According to investigators, the male suspect, dressed in Muslim garb, entered the bank and presented a teller with a threatening demand note.

After failing to obtain any money, the suspect ran out of the bank and was last seen on Magee Avenue.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’6” tall with a thin build. He was wearing Muslim garb.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call 911 or 215.686.TIPS (8477).

Related burka bank robbery posts.

Philadelphia: Afghan Muslim busted, lied about jihad links on immigration app

How many more are there? via Feds: Applicant for U.S. citizenship failed to disclose ties to terrorist group. h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch

A convenience store clerk was charged today in federal court with immigration fraud for failing to disclose his ties to a terrorist group on an application for U.S. citizenship.

Hayatullah Dawari, 62, is an Afghan citizen who has lived in Northeast Philadelphia since 2008.

Dawari allegedly has a connection to Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), an anti-Western insurgent group active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, said federal prosecutors. HIG, which is closely associated with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, took credit for a 2008 assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and has advocated for the establishment of a fundamentalist Islamic state, according to published reports.

In May 2013, a spokesman for HIG announced the group planned to step up its campaign of violent jihad to include more suicide attacks, according to the federal indictment.

Dawari, a permanent legal resident of the U.S., applied for citizenship in November 2013. On a required questionnaire, Dawari checked a “no” box when asked if he had ever been “a member of or associated with any organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club, society or similar group in the United States or in any other place?” The question requires the applicant to note any and all affiliations with professional, non-professional or religious organizations.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the extent of Dawari’s involvement with HIG

 Wow, just like the Hamas imam that N.J. governor Chris Christie has been protecting for years. More: via

Afghan doctor in Phila. passed coded messages, U.S. says


A 62-year-old Afghan doctor detained in Philadelphia this week on immigration fraud charges received and passed along coded messages from an anti-Western terror group with ties to al-Qaeda, federal prosecutors said.

At a court hearing Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said FBI agents discovered the documents written in Pashto and hidden between glued pages of religious tracts mailed to Hayatullah Dawari’s Northeast Philadelphia home.

The package, intercepted during a January raid, came from Pakistan and included instructions to forward several books inside to various people across the United States.

A later search uncovered a coded message similar to that found in Dawari’s possession at the home of another associate in Philadelphia.

“The note, when translated from Pashto to English, appears to contain a message directing some urgent action,” Williams said.

She would not describe the content of the messages, citing national security concerns, but quoted excerpts in court filings Friday.

“Please, utilize the sentence number [#] for the time being,” one read, according to a government motion, which did not include the number mentioned in the cipher. Another instructed, “please, wait to receive other books for sentences number [#]”

Those snippets came as part of a government motion seeking Dawari’s detention pending trial on charges that he lied about his association with Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin on an application for U.S. citizenship in November.

Prosecutors say that when asked on the form whether he had ever been a member of an organization, political party, club, or foundation, he answered no, despite a long-standing relationship to the group, which Williams described Friday as “a virulently anti-Western insurgent group active in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

The governments of the United States, the European Union, and Canada have classified Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin as a terrorist group. Its founder, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has repeatedly called for jihad on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and been designated a “global terrorist” by the Treasury Department.

Though Dawari has not been charged with terrorist activity, he has continued to communicate with members of the group, Williams said, most recently in a conversation this year in which he spoke to a Pakistani contact about the shipment of books.

“That is incorrect,” Dawari said at a court hearing Friday, in which he was ordered detained until trial. “I am absolutely not guilty.”

Even if they kick this Muslim out the front door, thousands more are walking in the back door across the southern border courtesy of Obama.

Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Praises Hamas-linked CAIR at Airport Exhibit

Mayor Nutter, again partnering with the Hamas-linked CAIR.

via Mayor Of Philadelphia Praises CAIR At Airport Exhibit Which Includes Photo Of ‘CAIR In Action’ – Militant Islam Monitor – Militant Islam Monitor.

Opening of Airport Exhibit

Last week, Katera Moore, CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Committee Member, and I had the honor to be invited guests at the official opening of an exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport called “Civil Rights in Philadelphia” that includes a photograph of a CAIR-Philadelphia action.

Moore & Bender are Hamas-CAIR representatives

The opening of this exhibit, in the airport’s Terminal AE, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in attendance at the White House Ceremony.

Mayor Nutter, in his remarks, spoke movingly about how this law changed the face of American society and lead directly to the election of African Americans to public office.

And I was thrilled as well when the Mayor specifically mentioned CAIR-Philadelphia and great work we do protecting the civil rights of Muslim Americans.

http://pa.cair.com/blog/directors-desk-july-10-2014/#more-6804

http://pa.cair.com/news/mayor-nutter-recognizes-contributions-of-cair-and-muslims-to-philadelphia/#more-6849

MIM: Given the fact that CAIR is a defendent in a lawsuit claiming their complicity in the 9/11 attacks it is an outrage that any of their members should be allowed in the vicinity of an airport let alone have their organisation lauded and included in a picture exhibition on civil rights.

“A class action lawsuit in the name of John P. O’Neill, Sr., stemming from the 9/11 atrocity, has named the Council on American-Islamic Relations as a defendant. (For those confused about the multiple 9/11 court cases, there is help on the way at http://www.september11terrorlitigation.com/.) Here are the paragraphs of Estate of John P. O’Neill, Sr. et al. vs. Al Baraka Investment and Development Corporation dealing with CAIR’s role in the events of September 11, 2001, from the second amended class action complaint, filed today:

86. Council on American Islamic Relations and CAIR Canada (collectively, CAIR), have aided, abetted, and materially sponsored and al Qaeda and international terrorism. CAIR is an outgrowth of the Hamas front group the Islamic Association of Palestine. The FBI’s former associate director in charge of Investigative and Counter-Intelligence Operations described the Islamic Association of Palestine as an organization that has directly supported Hamas military goals and is a front organization for Hamas that engages in propaganda for Islamic militants. It has produced videotapes that are very hate-filled, full of vehement propaganda. It is an organization that has supported direct confrontation.

87. CAIR and CAIR-Canada have, since their inception, been part of the criminal conspiracy of radical Islamic terrorism. These organizations play a unique role in the terrorist network. They emanate from the notorious HAMAS terrorist organization and like so many of the terrorism facilitating charities named and indicted by the United States government they are engaged in fund raising under the guise of assisting humanitarian causes they are, in reality, a key player in international terrorism. The unique role played by CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to manipulate the legal systems of the United States and Canada in a manner that allows them to silence critics, analysts, commentators, media organizations, and government officials by leveling false charges of discrimination, libel, slander and defamation. In addition, both organizations have actively sought to hamper governmental anti-terrorism efforts by direct propaganda activities aimed at police, first-responders, and intelligence agencies through so-called sensitivity training. Their goal is to create as much self-doubt, hesitation, fear of name-calling, and litigation within police departments and intelligence agencies as possible so as to render such authorities ineffective in pursuing international and domestic terrorist entities.

88. The role of CAIR and CAIR-Canada is to wage PSYOPS (psychological warfare) and disinformation activities on behalf of Whabbi-based [Wahhabi-based, DP] Islamic terrorists throughout North America. They are the intellectual “shock troops” of Islamic terrorism. In the years and months leading up to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 these organizations were very effective in helping to ensure that North American law enforcement and intelligence officials were sufficiently deaf, dumb, and blind to help pave the way for the attacks on the United States. The role played by these entities is an absolutely essential part of the mix of forces arrayed against the United States as they help soften-up targeted countries so as to facilitate and enhance the likelihood for a successful attack…”

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2004/12/cair-named-as-a-defendant-in-911-terror

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