Missouri and Pennsylvania: Muslims arrested in identity theft busts

Diversity alert with a Mohamed quotient of 100.

via Police: SGF cab driver tried to steal identity after wallet left in taxi

Police say instead of returning a wallet that was left in his taxi, a Springfield cab driver held onto it for months and then used the ID cards to open a phony bank account.

Mohamed S. Elsaka, 31, was charged late last month with identity theft after police say he opened a bank account in the victim’s name and established a line of credit with a limit of $18,000.

According to a probable cause statement, the victim left his wallet in Elsaka’s cab in January of 2014.

Eleven months later, the statement says, the victim got a credit card in the mail that he knew nothing about.

The victim contacted the fraud department at U.S. Bank, and they placed holds on the account, the statement says.

The next day, on Dec. 30, Elsaka went to the U.S. Bank on East St. Louis Street in Springfield and tried to activate the debit card associated with the fraudulent account, according to the statement. Police were called to the bank, and Elsaka was arrested.

The statement says Elsaka was in possession of multiple IDs belonging to the victim.

Elsaka told police he found the victim’s wallet in his cab and then months later used the IDs to set up the fraudulent account because he was struggling financially, according to the statement.

Elsaka told police he planned to pay off the account and close it after he found work, the statement says.

Elsaka has been released on his own recognizance. He does not have an attorney listed for this case.

In Pennsylvania, another Mohamed was arrested and charged in connection with a scheme to falsify IRS tax returns, the FBI said.

A 39-year-old Delaware County man has been indicted in a fraud scheme in which charged clients as much as $1,000 to falsify federal tax returns, the FBI announced.

Mohamed Mansaray, 39, of Springfield was arrested Thursday and charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, nine counts of aggravated identity theft and 10 counts of aiding or assisting in preparation or filing of false income tax returns.

Pennsylvania: Shelter will sacrifice fed funding rather than be forced to hire Muslim employees

via COURAGE! Pennsylvania Christian homeless shelter will sacrifice tens of thousands in federal funding rather than be forced to hire Muslim employees – Walid Shoebat

A Christian homeless shelter in Pennsylvania could lose more than half its funding because it doesn’t want Muslim employees and has refused to sign a government contract barring hiring discrimination. Founder Bill Halle says Jesus is the center of the foundation’s work. He says, “You cannot have a Muslim within our organization.”

Trib Live  The Grace Youth and Family Foundation in Butler, PA (below) tells The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  it only wants employees who believe in Jesus Christ and being forced to hire people of other faiths is unacceptable.

Butler County’s only homeless shelter, which opens for the winter season Sunday, could lose more than half of its funding because of a spat over a government contract.

The faith-based Grace Youth and Family Foundation’s Winter Relief Center was in line for about $35,000 from the Butler County Department of Human Services, provided it sign a contract promising not to discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or non-job related handicap or disability.

Bill Halle, head of the foundation, says he cannot sign a contract in which the county stipulates hiring criteria he says interferes with the group’s religious beliefs.

“We have a statement of faith that Jesus Christ is the center of everything we do. We want the opportunity to talk about it. You cannot have a Muslim within our organization. Our faith is central to what we do,” Halle said. “We will not hire people or employ services that are in opposition to our faith, which is a legally allowable exception to discrimination laws for faith-based organizations,” he said.

“We will not hire people or employ services that are in opposition to our faith, which is a legally allowable exception to discrimination laws for faith-based organizations,” he said.

The foundation runs 24 programs — including counseling, drug and alcohol education, and a prison ministry. The homeless shelter is the only one that has received government funding.

Joyce Ainsworth, Butler County’s director of human services, says the shelter continues to grow, one reason she asked the foundation for the first time to sign a contract this year.

“I thought they needed to be more accountable as it got larger,” she said.

The exception Halle seeks is too much, she said.

“He asked for too many changes in the contract. They really wanted to change a lot,” she said.

The county says similar contracts are given to all of the 100 or so nonprofit organizations it helps fund, including Glade Run Lutheran Services, the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities. “They all sign this same contact. This is the contract we have with every other faith-based organization,” Ainsworth said.

Halle, speaking of the other groups, said, “They are not faith-based in the way that we are.”

Yet groups like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have sought an exemption from covering contraception in insurance plans for Catholic Charities and other faith-based institutions that receive tax money.

The foundation’s shelter on Center Street in Butler opened five years ago and has always received some county funding. The $35,000 slated for it this year is a block grant — a combination of state and federal money as well as donations from churches, foundations and private donations.

Last year, the shelter served 1,654 guests — the youngest was 4, and the oldest was 69. It is open from 8:30 to 8 a.m. and serves dinner and breakfast.

The county has alternatives to the shelter to help its homeless population, Ainsworth said, refusing to elaborate.

“We have some Plan Bs,” she said.

Philly: Teen Arrested for Planning ISIS-Inspired Attack on Pope

via Teen Arrested for Planning Alleged ISIS-Inspired Attack on Pope – ABC News

The FBI quietly arrested a 15-year-old boy outside of Philadelphia last month for allegedly threatening to launch an ISIS-inspired assault on Pope Francis while the world leader tours the United States next week, ABC News has learned.

“The minor was inspired by [ISIS] and sought to conduct a detailed homeland attack which included multiple attackers, firearms, and multiple explosives, targeting a foreign dignitary at a high-profile event,” according to a joint intelligence bulletin by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued to law enforcement across the country on Aug 14.

The “foreign dignitary” mentioned in that bulletin is the Pope, who will finish his U.S. trip with two days of events in Philadelphia, sources told ABC News. In fact, the case is what the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Mike McCaul, was likely referring to Sunday when he disclosed that U.S. authorities “have disrupted one particular case” involving threats to attack the Pope, sources said.

“The minor obtained explosives instructions and further disseminated these instructions through social media,” according to the joint intelligence bulletin.

The boy has been charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and attempting to provide material support to terrorist activity, the bulletin added.

But sources familiar with the case emphasized that any threat from him was not imminent, and that the boy’s plans were “aspirational.” Additionally, the sources said, there are questions about the boy’s mental health.

In addition, despite repeated threats from ISIS and other groups to target the Pope and the Vatican more broadly over the past year, there is no specific, credible threat to the Pope during his visit to the United States next week, law enforcement officials said Monday.

“The FBI is working closely with the United States Secret Service and our federal, state and local partners in advance of the papal visit to ensure the safety and security of all,” a spokeswoman for the FBI’s field office in Philadelphia said in a statement. She would not comment on any specific cases or threats.

Meanwhile, the FBI-DHS intelligence bulletin noted that “several recent instances” –- including the case now tied to the Pope’s upcoming visit -– “demonstrate some youth are vulnerable to messaging from [ISIS] and its supporters.”

Their “innovative use of social media and messaging has played a key role in motivating young U.S.-based males and females to travel to join the self-declared Islamic State or allegedly attempt to conduct attacks in the Homeland on behalf of” ISIS, the bulletin said.

“These incidents also show that some U.S.-based youth are willing to connect over social media with like-minded persons, and have proven adept at obfuscating such social media usage from their parents and guardians,” the bulletin added.

Connecting with Muslims or those they think are Muslims to wage jihad…for Islam…to establish sharia…like Mohammed continually attempted to do…for Allah.


Flight 93 memorial visitor center dedicated – still an Islamic crescent

Source: Flight 93 memorial visitor center is dedicated

A new visitor center has been dedicated on a Pennsylvania hill overlooking the site where United Airlines Flight 93 came down during the 9/11 attacks.

The visitor center is at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville. It uses photos, video, artifacts and interactive displays to tell the story of how passengers and crew fought to regain control of the plane. The hijackers are believed to have wanted to crash it into the U.S. Capitol.

An outdoor platform offers a commanding view of the crash site where 33 passengers and seven crew members were killed.

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said at Thursday’s dedication that the center captures “the real honor of the 40 and what they did.”

Friday is the 14th anniversary of the attacks.


National Park Service officials say a $26 million visitor’s center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will open on Sept. 10 — a day before the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks whose victims it honors.

A permanent memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Officials hope the new visitor’s center will boost annual visitors from about 300,000 to 500,000.

The new center in rural Somerset County includes a permanent exhibit, a multipurpose gathering space, walking trails and a flight-path walkway and overlook that lets visitors see the crash site from a distance.

Los Angeles architect Paul Murdoch designed the visitor’s center after his design was selected from more than 1,000 entries during a 2006 contest. Flight 93 Memorial Deputy Superintendent Keith Newlin said the area is designed for visitors to reflect on what happened there.

For those who don’t recall, architect Paul Murdoch’s Flight 93 Memorial Is An Islamic Crescent Pointing to Mecca. It included glass bricks for the three Muslim terrorists who hijacked the plane and killed all aboard.

The Islamic crescent is clearly visible on this photo image directly from the National Park Service’s Flight 93 memorial website’s Park Map.


[If you are a newcomer, the Plaza sits in the position of the star on architect Paul Murdoch’s giant Islamic crescent and star flag. They call the giant crescent a broken circle now, but the unbroken part of the circle–what symbolically remains standing in the wake of 9/11–is completely unchanged. It is still a giant Islamic-shaped crescent, still pointing to Mecca.] via Flight 93 Memorial Project still helping the hijacker fix his disguise

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Penn: Senator calls on Lincoln Univ. to discipline ISIS-defending Muslim professor

via Senator calls on university to discipline ‘rogue’ professor.

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams on Monday called on the administration of Lincoln University to discipline a rogue professor whose anti-gay, victim-shaming, and terrorist-defending social media posts have drawn international scorn to the university.

Sen. Williams

In a letter to Lincoln Interim President Dr. Richard Green, Williams said Professor Kaukab Siddique “continues to cross the boundaries, adding no value to the popular conversation on race, rape culture or LGBT rights” and, most shockingly, for defending ISIS against charges of terrorism by dismissing reports of rape and ethnic cleansing as “propaganda.” Siddique‘s 2010 statements denying the holocaust led to similar protest but were deemed protected by academic freedom.

Kaukab Siddique

Williams urged the university to conduct an inquiry to determine whether Siddique has violated the university’s professional conduct code. He pointed to Siddique’s repeated denial of historical facts as evidence of his professional incompetence, which could be grounds for his removal.

“Is it not professionally incompetent to deny historical fact, or to voice support for wholesale discrimination against large swaths of people? His words, broadcast widely, have created a hostile environment for all Lincoln University students, particularly during a time in which an increase in sexual assault cases coupled with recent media reports exhibiting persistent racial harassment on college campuses have led to a national demand for universities to address student safety and intolerance,” he wrote.

“It is my firm belief that Dr. Siddique has failed to maintain these standards, in that the publicity generated from his online discourse may cause a negative financial impact on Lincoln due to decreased enrollment and that students under his supervision may be discriminated against, or perceive they have been discriminated against, due to their gender, religion or sexual identity,” Williams wrote.

Lincoln University officials on Tuesday declined to comment on the Williams statement.

Lincoln University is the first degree-granting historically black university in the United States and boasts former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall among its graduates.

“This historic distinction of defending the rights of society’s most vulnerable and unfairly maligned groups is at the core of Lincoln’s mission, making Siddique’s comments all the more harmful,” said Williams in a separate statement. “Do we really want someone who rushes to the defense of terrorists or refers to rape victims and LGBT individuals in a derogatory manner shaping the minds of our best and brightest students?”

“Academic freedom is certainly important, but so is academic integrity,” Williams’ letter concluded. “Allowing a member of your faculty to continue spreading hateful, vile lies in the public arena is irresponsible; to protect him from any form of discipline for such actions is unconscionable.”


Philadelphia: Muslim woman charged with attempting to join Islamic State terror group


via U.S.: Phila. woman tried to go to Mideast to support ISIS.

A purported firebrand on Twitter, Keonna Thomas – a Philadelphia woman charged with attempting to join ISIS – remained a cipher in court Friday.150403-keonna-thomas-sketch-330p_d8769b904930401d08a6e5d2920d03e6

FBI agents allege that she openly dreamed online of dying for the Islamic State, had raised funds to support jihadists in Syria, and had booked a plane ticket in the hope of joining them there.

But as Thomas, 30, made her initial appearance in federal court, dressed in the head-to-toe black burka in which she was arrested, she said little.

Her appearance betrayed even less, with only colorful hiking boots giving the slightest hint of personality for the woman beneath the robe.

But online, prosecutors said, Thomas held little back. Under the aliases “Fatayat Al Khilafah” and “Young Lioness,” she allegedly voiced intentions to take on a suicide mission in the Middle East, cemented plans to travel overseas, and struck up conversations with jihadists the world over.

In one Feb. 17 exchange quoted in court filings, a person identified by prosecutors as an ISIS fighter in Syria asked Thomas whether she was willing to take part in a suicide attack.

Her purported reply: “That would be amazing. . . . A girl can only wish.”

FBI agents arrested Thomas at her North Philadelphia home Friday, five days after she had allegedly planned to leave the United States for good.

Prosecutors say she had booked a March 29 plane ticket from Philadelphia to Barcelona, Spain, purchased an electronic visa for Turkey, and researched bus routes from Spain to Istanbul, a popular transit point for those seeking to join ISIS.

Her plans were likely delayed, a source close to the investigation said, by the FBI’s March 27 raid on her home.

“Had the government not executed that search warrant,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said, “she would have been on that flight to join ISIS in Syria.”

At Friday’s hearing, Magistrate Judge Lynne A. Sitarski ordered Thomas held pending a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday. A public defender appointed to represent her during the hearing declined to comment.

At her home, on the 800 block of North 10th Street, on Friday, television news crews surrounded the three-story, brick-front unit festooned with American flags.

A woman who answered the door told a reporter, “Go away. Go away before I call the cops.”

Few neighbors said they knew Thomas or her family.

Thomas’ arrest comes amid a concerted push by federal authorities to combat what they describe as a “more decentralized, more diffuse, more complicated” homegrown terror threat.

It followed Thursday’s indictment of two women in New York City on charges of plotting to build a bomb for a Boston Marathon-style attack.

In February, the FBI arrested three Brooklyn, N.Y., men, one of whom ran kiosks at East Coast malls including one in Philadelphia, over their alleged efforts to join the ISIS fight.

In all, the Justice Department has brought charges against more than 30 people since 2013 for attempting to join or provide support to terrorist groups – 18 of which involved ISIS.

“It involves the potential lone-wolf actor,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a news conference Thursday at which he discussed the more recent cases. “It involves the effective use of social media and the Internet.”

According to court filings in Thomas’ case, the Internet was where her passion for militant Islam thrived.

It remained unclear Friday when or how she became radicalized. But prosecutors say she was voicing her support online for the Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the beheadings of two Americans, as early as August 2013.

One early posting on Twitter described in court filings pictured a young boy holding weapons. The caption allegedly read: “Ask yourselves, while this young man is holding magazines for the Islamic state, what are you doing for it? #ISIS.”

Another, posted in April 2014, contained images of a skull, flames, and a gun. Thomas purportedly wrote: “I need a permanent vacation that can only mean one thing.”

Another Twitter user, prosecutors say, responded with a word that means “martyrdom.”

Prosecutors say Thomas spread fund-raising pitches for ISIS and struck up conversations with three foreign jihadists. They included an ISIS fighter in Syria, a radical Islamic cleric in Jamaica, and a Somalia-based native of Minnesota, a hub of recent jihadist recruitment in the United States.

“I don’t want to say much here,” she purportedly wrote to the cleric on Jan. 30 of her plans to leave the country. “As of now I’m still here in the states but will be leaving soon.”


Philly: After losing free speech case, transit authority will end political ads to protect Muslims

via Blog: Philly transit agency to evade federal court decision in attempt to stifle anti-sharia free speech. By Thomas Lifson

Score a (temporary) victory for the right of Americans to point out the Jew-hatred embedded in the foundations of Muslim theology. The American Freedom Defense Initiative, led by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, has won a victory in federal court prohibiting the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority from banning its ads that point out Islamic Jew-hatred. SEPTA, which operates buses and trains around Philadelphia, will not appeal the court decision, but instead will evade it by changing its policy so as to reject all political advertising, thereby avoiding the problem of “viewpoint discrimination” that led the court to decide against it.

Paul Nussbaum writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

SEPTA will not appeal a federal court ruling that the transit authority must accept virulently anti-Muslim advertising on its buses, SEPTA officials said Thursday. (snip)

The black-and-white ads proclaim “Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran” and feature a photograph of a 1941 meeting between Hitler and Hajj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian Arab nationalist who made radio broadcasts supporting the Nazis.

The ad will start appearing on the sides of 84 SEPTA buses as early as next week and will be displayed for a month, under terms of a $30,000 contract, SEPTA officials said.

The ad was produced by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit organization, which argued in legal filings that the ad was germane and timely “in light of the fact that many Jews (and Christians) are being persecuted in Islamic countries in the Middle East.”

U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ruled March 11 that because SEPTA had accepted other political and controversial ads on public issues, it could not refuse to accept the Hitler ad. (snip)

SEPTA officials said they decided it was unwise to spend the money to pursue an appeal they were likely to lose, especially since the loser in the case would have to pay the legal fees for both sides.

Writing in Breitbart, Pamela Geller explains:

Victory! But don’t applaud too loudly. The Philly transit authority has declared they will no long accept political ads. The Geller Ban is back. This is not the first time city authorities have changed the rules in response to an AFDI free speech victory.

Longtime supporters of my work are familiar with my numerous court cases in the defense of free speech. Now, after winning another such case, we are about to run our first ad campaign in Philadelphia, and apparently our last. (snip)

Time and time again, various city officials and dictatorial bureaucrats have censored or banned outright our ads of truth and freedom, while allowing the most fallacious and libelous anti-Jewish, pro-jihad message to run. The mainstream media piles on, as in thePhiladelphia Inquirer story about this rule change, which calls our ads “virulently anti-Muslim,” without ever bothering to discover whether or not Islamic Jew-hatred really is in the Qur’an, or to consider whether it is really wise of the U.S. government to give aid to countries that encourage that hatred.

Sharia law prohibits criticism of Mohammed or Islam, and to a shocking degree American governmental entities do their best to comply.  SEPTA tells the Inquirer that it worries about vandalism, which is capitulating to bullies, or, as it is called in court, the “heckler’s veto.”  Bullying is part and parcel of the way Islam deals with its critics, and because establishing the global caliphate is the aim, many Muslims will not rest until they succeed in stifling all criticism, regardless of First Amendment guarantees in this country.



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