Texas: Judge orders Muslim couple who enslaved women be deported, forever

hassan-al-homoudSource: Couple banned from America after treating two women as slaves | Daily Express

A US judge ordered the Qatar military officer and his wife to be expelled immediately after he heard how the two servants were forced to live in squalor while they enjoyed the lap of luxury in their upscale San Antonio home.

Hassan al-Homoud, 46, who received military training at San Antonio’s Camp Bullis, and his wife, Zainab al-Hosani, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, pleaded guilty to federal charges in December.

District Judge Orlando Garcia said he had hoped to hand down a harsher sentence than deportation in the case, since engaging in forced labour is a crime punishable by up to 10 years’ in prison.

But a plea agreement was offered to the couple because the servants – one from Bangladesh and the other from Indonesia – refused to testify against them.

Homoud pleaded guilty to visa fraud while his wife pleaded guilty to knowing that a felony was taking place and failing to report it.The couple also agreed to pay $60,000 (£41,000) compensation to each of their victims.The court heard that the duo kept the servants in primitive conditions, withholding their wages, confiscating their mobile phones and passports, and giving them barely enough food to survive.

Judge Garcia said the couple would be immediately removed from the country and never allowed back.The servants told officials they had never been paid and a federal affidavit said they were forced to live in a “run-down apartment with no furnishings, no linens, utensils, clothing, television, reading material or even toilet paper”.The US. Attorney’s office said Hosani had “threatened the workers with arrest and incarceration in Qatar if they failed to perform their work obligations”.


Related: A black Nigerian couple in Katy, Texas was also in court recently for enslaving at least one worker.

Houston: ISIS-supporting Muslim refugee’s wife a child bride?

via Terror suspect’s wife: ‘He loves America’  h/t BNI who notes she’s 18. Their child is nearly one-year old. He’s been in the U.S. for about seven years. Did he import a child bride?

The wife of Houston terror suspect Omar Al Hardan believes her husband is innocent.

Al Hardan is accused of providing support to the terror group ISIL. He appeared in a federal courtroom in Houston Friday morning.

Al Hardan and his wife, Haenne Al Kokiss, live in a small Southwest Houston apartment with their 10-month-old son and his parents.

“I’m so bad. I’m sick. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat because my husband is in jail,” 18-year-old Al Kokiss said. “I need my husband here with me. I can’t.”

She is adamant that her husband has no ties to terrorism.

The entire family came to the United States as Iraqi refugees.

Federal investigators say Al Hardan was radicalized after he came here in 2009.

Are Muslim refugees coming to America with child brides? Or being allowed to bring their child brides in after they are here? It’s happening in Europe:  CHILD brides as young as 12 have been ordered to stay with the men they were forced to marry after European officials agreed to recognise the partnerships.

Recall in the Muslim world, CAIR-like group forces Pakistani officials to scrap law banning child marriage.

Texas high school ‘fudges truth’; teaches that under Islam, ‘all people are equal’

Fudging truth means lying and lying is permitted in Islam – it’s called taqiyya.

via: BizPac Review

Schools are making Islam more Judeo-Christian friendly and more palatable to young, impressionable minds.

The Woodlands, Texas Township Director Laura Fillault posted a screenshot of a lesson being taught to 9th graders at at the local high school. It claims that under Islam “all people are equal.”

So, “submit or die” is all a fallacy? Persecution of gays and women is all a myth?

It also claimed that that Muhammed “married an older woman.” Maybe they were talking in terms of emotional age rather than chronological age.

Fillault tweeted:

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Folks on social media had a field day with that one and kept Fillault busy fielding responses.


(That is, when Fillault is not busy bashing Donald Trump and praising pro-immigration Marco Rubio/Ted Cruz or just about anyone other than Trump. But why digress? It’s not like the future of the U.S. is at stake.)


As the for “older wife” claim, although it’s true that Muhammed had many wives, including Khadijah who was two years older than him, and Sawdah who was described as older than all of his other wives, they fail to mention Ayesha, the child-wife.

Muhammed married her when she was but six years old, and consummated the relationship when she was nine.

And what was the name of that course? I don’t know, but here’s one possibility:

Someone finally offered this sage-like piece of advice:

One has to wonder: if this is what’s being taught in Texas, imagine what lessons in Washington state, Minnesota and California are like.


It’s not just Washington state, Minnesota and California that are being inundated with Muslims. It’s every state. Check the Creeping Sharia archives to see the damage being done in your state by using the drop down feature in the upper right of the page.

We also keep a list of Islamic enclaves that are growing across the U.S. on the left hand sidebar titled:

 

If you know of more or have tips about what’s going on in your school, town or city, please let us know using the Contact page above.

 

Texas: Iraqi Muslim refugee wanted to bomb malls, said “I am against America”

Paging open borders Nikki Haley.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan-Jihadi

Muslim Refugee: Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, Wanted to Kill Americans

Texas can ban sharia all it wants but until it bans Muslim immigrants it is going to continue being one of the top dumping grounds for yet-to-be terrorists (and illegals).  Source: Federal agent says Iraqi refugee wanted to bomb Texas malls – seattlepi.com

HOUSTON (AP) — An Iraqi refugee who is facing charges he tried to help the Islamic State group wanted to set off bombs at two Houston malls and was learning to make electronic transmitters that could be used to detonate explosive devices, a federal agent testified Wednesday.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, who came to Houston from Iraq in 2009, was indicted last week on three charges, including attempting to provide support to a designated terrorist organization. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges during a court appearance on Wednesday.

 U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes denied granting Al Hardan a bond, ruling that there would be a serious risk that the Iraqi refugee would flee if released from federal custody.

Hughes made his decision after listening to testimony from Homeland Security Special Agent Herman Wittliff, who said that in addition to Al Hardan wanting to set off bombs at the two Houston malls, including the popular Galleria mall, the Iraqi man was also learning how to make electronic transmitters that could be used to detonate improvised explosive devices. Al Hardan wanted use cellphones — a collection of which were found in his apartment — to detonate the transmitters, Wittliff said.

“He wanted to build them (the transmitters) for ISIL,” Wittliff said.

“For what purpose?” asked prosecutor Ralph Imperato.

“So he could kill people,” Wittliff replied.

Al Hardan’s arrest prompted criticism of the Obama administration’s refugee policies from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been a leader among Republican governors calling for a halt to resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas called for a retroactive review of all refugees who have come to the U.S.

Immigrant advocates say they have full confidence in the vetting process and that tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees have been successfully resettled in the U.S.

Al Hardan’s older brother, Saeed Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, has said his sibling has denied any wrongdoing and that neither his brother nor anybody in their family had ever expressed any support for the Islamic State.

Prosecutors allege Al Hardan was coordinating efforts with another Iraqi refugee living in California, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab. The two men communicated through Facebook messenger from April 2013 to October 2014 and talked about getting weapons training and eventually sneaking into Syria to fight alongside the terrorist group, Wittliff said.

The agent also testified Al Hardan received training on how to use an AK-47 assault rifle in November 2014 on a farm outside Houston from a confidential informant who was working with federal authorities.

During the hearing, Wittliff read aloud excerpts from a conversation that authorities had recorded between Al Hardan and his wife in October 2014. Prosecutors did not say how the recording was obtained.

“Once I get the passport I will leave America, I will leave. I will make a widow of you,” Al Hardan said to his wife, according to the excerpt read in court. “I will go to Syria. I am not wacko. I am not wacko. I am speaking the truth. I want to blow myself up. I want to blow myself up … I am against America.”

Wittliff also testified authorities had a photograph showing Al Hardan had taken an oath on a Quran to the Islamic State and that in the closet of his bedroom, agents found an Islamic State flag and a prayer to do list in which he spoke about receiving strength to be able to commit jihad and becoming a martyr.

Wittliff was the only prosecution witness at Wednesday’s hearing.

Defense attorney David Adler didn’t present any witnesses but suggested during questioning of Wittliff that there was nothing illegal about Al Hardan having the electronic components or old cellphones that FBI agents found in his apartment.

Adler also suggested that the firearms training Al Hardan allegedly received from the informant was about “two guys shooting a gun.”

The defense attorney said the conversation that authorities recorded between Al Hardan and his wife could have been a domestic argument and that while Al Hardan said he was against America, he didn’t say “I’m going to bomb America.”

If convicted, Al Hardan faces up to 25 years in prison.

Al Hardan, who is a legal permanent resident, is married, has an 8-month-old son and had worked as a limousine driver before his arrest, according to his brother. Adler said since Al Hardan’s arrest, his family has been evicted from their apartment.

Al-Jayab remains jailed in Sacramento, California. Authorities say Al-Jayab fought twice in Syria, including with a group later affiliated with the Islamic State between November 2013 and January 2014.

Texas: Muslim Refugee Arrested in Houston Over Islamic Terror Support

Source: Alleged terror threat busted in Houston – Houston Chronicle

A man identified as an Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Houston as part of a federal investigation into connections with the Islamic State terrorist organization, officials confirmed Thursday.

In a statement late Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice said Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, a Palestinian born in Iraq, has been charged with attempting to “provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.”

The indictment, unsealed Thursday, also alleges that Al Hardan, an Iraqi refugee who lives in Houston and was granted permanent resident status in 2011, unlawfully attempted to become a U.S. citizen and lied to authorities about his connections to a “terrorist organization.”

He is accused of associating with members of the Islamic state throughout 2014.

He is expected to make an initial appearance in federal court in Houston Friday. The charge of attempting to provide material support to terrorists carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Another man, also a Palestinian born in Iraq who came to the United States as a refugee, was charged Thursday in Sacramento, Calif., with making a false statement involving international terrorism.

Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, is alleged to have traveled to Syria to “take up arms with terrorist organizations” and then lied to U.S. officials about his activities.

A third man was reportedly arrested in Milwaukee based on information obtained in the Sacramento investigation, but no details of that arrest were made public Thursday.

“This is precisely why I called for a halt to refugees entering the U.S. from countries substantially controlled by terrorists,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. “I once again urge the President to halt the resettlement of these refugees in the United States until there is an effective vetting process that will ensure refugees do not compromise the safety of Americans and Texans.”

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick echoed that sentiment and said the arrests confirm the concerns of Texas officials in recent months about an influx of Mideast refugees into Texas who have not been properly vetted.

“Based on the facts, as we know them, today’s action may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event in the making and saved countless lives,” Patrick said. “This is exactly what we have repeatedly told the Obama administration could happen and why we do not want refugees coming to Texas. There are serious questions about who these people really are, as evidenced by (Thursday’s)  events.”

It was not clear Thursday what, if any connection there is between the arrests of Al Hardan and Al-Jayab, other than the indictments against them were unsealed at the same time.


More: Feds: Houston suspect involved in ISIS-related terror plot

The Houston suspect is 24-year-old Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan. He is a Palestinian born in Iraq who had lived in Houston for about a year. Sources say Al Harden became radicalized after moving to the U.S. in 2009. Al Harden is charged with one count each of attempting to provide material support to ISIL, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements.


What mosques did he attend?

 

Texas-born Muslim Student Association (MSA) leader helped car-bomb U.S. military base

Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh-Sketch by Jane Rosenberg

Source: American al Qaeda suspect faces new U.S. terrorism charges | Reuters

Federal prosecutors in New York unveiled new criminal charges on Wednesday against a U.S. citizen believed to have once been an al Qaeda operative, accusing him of involvement in a 2009 car bomb attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

According to a nine-count indictment, Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, 30, helped prepare one of two explosive devices for use in the Jan. 19, 2009 attack.

Prosecutors said an accomplice detonated one device, while Al Farekh’s fingerprints were found on packing tape for the second device, which a second accomplice carried and did not detonate. The military base was not identified.

Sean Maher, a court-appointed lawyer for Al Farekh, did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The Texas-born Al Farekh was charged with providing material support to al Qaeda, providing material support to terrorists and using explosives. He also faces six conspiracy counts including to murder Americans, use a weapon of mass destruction, bomb a government facility and aid al Qaeda.

Al Farekh faces up to life in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday before U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn, New York.

Also known as Abdullah al-Shami, Al Farekh had been detained in Pakistan prior to being flown to Brooklyn, where he first appeared last April 2.

He pleaded not guilty on June 4 to three criminal counts in an indictment made public a week earlier.

Prosecutors accused Al Farekh of providing material support to al Qaeda from Dec. 2006 to Sept. 2009, in a plot that involved two fellow students from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

The case is U.S. v. Al Farekh, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, No. 15-cr-00268.

Download Farekh_Superseding_Indictment.01.06.20161.filed_.pdf (86.67 KB)


Another on The growing list of Muslim Student Association (MSA) terrorists.

via Point de B. – former MSA Manitoba leader Al Farekh to face terrorism charges

Two other individuals went with Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh to train with Al Qaeda in Pakistan in 2007. All three were former leaders of the Muslim Students Association at the University of Manitoba. Al Farekh and Maiwand Yar are identified as such on the MSA Manitoba 2005-2006 Executive Body webpage. In 2010, the third individual, Ferid Imam, was identified as a former MSA Manitoba president by another former president of the association, Shariq Kidwai, in the Winnipeg Free Press / WebArchiveArchive.Today.

 

 

Texas: Houston mosque fire set by devout Muslim who attended 5 times a day

The media and terror-linked Muslim groups like CAIR were quick to paint the Christmas Day torching of a Houston mosque as an example of Islamo-faux-bia, a blatant hate crime blared left-wing tabloid Salon, and even suggesting Donald Trump’s America-first policies were to blame.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a nearby banquet hall provided a place for the Muslims to pray on Christmas and until their mosque is repaired.

Now that a devout Muslim has been charged with arson in the mosque fire you’ll hear crickets. Another in a growing list of mosque attacks by Muslims for which Muslims and the media immediately and falsely blame Americans

Source: Devout Muslim Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire was a devout attendee – Houston Chronicle

A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day.

A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the man was arrested early Wednesday, sometime after midnight, and appeared in court 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect, Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston, appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said.

 According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.

Moore told investigators he had been at the mosque earlier on Dec. 25 to pray, and had left at about 2 p.m. to go home. Moore told investigators he was the last person to leave the mosque and saw no smoke or other signs of fire when he left. He had returned to the scene after hearing about the fire from a friend.

 

Using surveillance video from multiple businesses nearby, investigators were able to identify Moore, according to records. A search warrant of his home was conducted, in which investigators recovered a backpack and clothing that seemingly matched that which was seen in surveillance footage, as well as one half of a two-pack of charcoal lighter fluid bottles that seemed to match another lighter fluid bottle found inside the mosque.

It took about 80 firefighters to put out the two-alarm blaze at the storefront mosque in Savoy Plaza, near Wilcrest Drive and West Bellfort.

Though the suspect said he was a regular at the mosque, MJ Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, which operates the mosque, said he was unfamiliar with Moore. “We are just looking into it ourselves,” he said Wednesday morning after learning of the arrest.

“We are really very surprised and saddened by this whole thing,” said Khan.


No doubt Khan and others (e.g., terror-linked CAIR) were hoping it was an infidel who did it.

Why is this mosque in a retail strip mall anyway?

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Related: Houston ‘Anti-Muslim’ Christmas Day Arson Was Set By Mosque Attendee … Just Like Last Year

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