Texas: Muslim arson suspect arrested attempting to flee country

Where was he going and why wasn’t he in jail? via Kaufman County arson suspect arrested attempting to flee country – inForney.com.

KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — A man charged and indicted for an arson fire at his own auto parts warehouse in 2013 was again arrested attempting to flee the country from a Houston, Texas, airport.

Abudulkader Hassan Elsaadi, was arrested February 21, 2014, and charged with arson related to a September 6, 2013, fire at his auto parts warehouse, A&O Foreign Auto Parts, on South Profit Row in Forney, Texas. The fire destroyed the approximate 5,000-square foot warehouse.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and airport police arrested Elsaadi at the Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, attempting to leave the country which is in violation of his bond agreement, according to Kaufman County officials. Elsaadi is scheduled to be in court in Kaufman County for a hearing on January 28, 2015.

Elsaadi is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Kaufman County Jail — the same bond amount he was held on when he was initially arrested for arson in February which was posted the same day. An attorney listed for Elsaadi had withdrawn representation and inForney.com was unable to reach any current representation for comment.

 

Texas: Imam of sharia court refuses to back bill affirming American law

via Irving City Council backs state bill Muslims say targets them | Dallas Morning News.

IRVING — The intense national spotlight on Islam has shifted to Irving, where Mayor Beth Van Duyne has accused mosque leaders of creating separate laws for Muslims and the City Council voted Thursday to endorse a state bill that Muslims say targets their faith.

The dispute has made Van Duyne a hero among a fringe movement that believes Muslims — a tiny fraction of the U.S. population — are plotting to take over American culture and courts.

“It fuels anti-Islamic hysteria,” said Zia Sheikh, imam at the Islamic Center of Irving. “Her whole point was to rile up her supporters. … The problem is we become the whipping boys.”

The mayor stands by her statements, including an interview with former Fox News host Glenn Beck last month, when she said Sheikh and other imams were “bypassing American courts” by offering to mediate disputes among their worshippers according to an Islamic code called Shariah.

The mediation is advertised as voluntary, nonbinding and in harmony with the law.

But it has led Van Duyne to back a bill by state Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, that would forbid judges from using foreign law in their rulings.

While the bill does not mention religion, Leach has singled out the Islamic mediation panel as a “problem” it will solve. The wording is largely identical to that in a previous bill pitched by another lawmaker as a way to stop the influence of “large populations of Middle Easterners.”

Muslims in hijabs, burqas and business suits packed City Hall on Thursday, voicing protests before the council endorsed the bill in a 5-4 vote.

“This bill does not reference Shariah, Islam or even religion. It has nothing to do with preventing any tribunal,” Van Duyne told the crowd. “Why anyone would feel this is hatred or bigotry is absolutely beyond me.”

The Islamic Tribunal, a panel of Dallas-area imams, offers to mediate disputes between Muslims for a fee.

Catholic dioceses and Jewish synagogues have run similar tribunals for centuries. But the Muslim version is portrayed on websites as the country’s first “Shariah court.”

“This is how it starts,” a Breitbart.com writer warned, conflating the service with “vicious, misogynistic, and brutal” systems in other countries.

While the tribunal is headquartered in Dallas, blog posts around the country pegged its home as Irving: the purported ground zero in a Muslim takeover of the U.S. legal system.

Irving’s perceived link went viral with a February Facebook post in which Van Duyne vowed to contact state legislators and “fight with every fiber of my being” if the group was violating basic rights.

She had not spoken to any of the tribunal’s organizers at the time, nor before her half-hour interview on Beck’s Internet show.

“Equal treatment under the law doesn’t seem to exist,” Van Duyne told Beck. “I think you need to put your foot down and say this is America, we have laws here already. If you want to consult, if you want to arbitrate, that is well within our law. … I’ve got no problem with it. But setting up a separate court, setting up separate law is not anything — .”

Beck cut her off at that point: “This is an actual court?”

“Correct,” Van Duyne said.

Van Duyne later told The Dallas Morning News she based her comments on the Islamic Tribunal’s website, which referenced religious courts in Islamic history and called the imams “judges,” but clearly advertised itself as “a mediation and nonbinding arbitration firm.”

The mayor’s stand against the tribunal made her a celebrity in online circles. Her Facebook page filled with praise and links to headlines like “Texas Mayor Shuts Down ‘Shariah Court’ in Heroic Way.”

Worried residents flooded City Hall with calls.

“I was responding to rumors about a Shariah court in Irving,” Van Duyne said. “My response was to answer questions brought up by a number of my constituents.”

The mayor finally met Muslim leaders late last month. Van Duyne brought Texas House members Rodney Anderson, R-Grand Prairie, and Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, with her.

The mayor said Sheikh asked for an apology and retraction of her Facebook post. Sheikh said he simply “asked her to clarify a statement … which seemed very Islamophobic.”

“She flat-out refused,” he said. “She said, ‘My statement wasn’t inflammatory in any way, shape or form.’”

Rinaldi then asked the imam to support American Laws for American Courts.

“He said, ‘If you support this bill, it will ease a lot of tensions [and assure people] you are not here to change the system. You’re not here to change the constitution,’” Sheikh said.

But it was the imam’s turn to refuse. “We don’t care about the bill,” Sheikh said. “It’s not going to affect us in any way, shape or form. The bottom line is the foundation of this bill is anti-Islamic.”


Previous posts on one of the sharia courts in Texas here, and below watch two of the sharia court judges discuss their desire to apply sharia amputations in America:

Go here for a Call to Action for those living in Texas

Texas: Muslim kidnaps, tries to sexually assault 9-year old girl

After all, Mohammad married a six-year old and forcefully consummated the marriage when she was nine. via Police: Man kidnaps, tries to sexually assault girl.

AUSTIN — A man who kidnapped a nine-year-old girl with the intent of sexually assaulting her is now in custody, according to Austin police.

According to an arrest affidavit, on Dec. 24, 22-year-old Johan Shareef Al Suhail showed up at the girl’s apartment complex in East Austin.

The girl told police that she was playing outside in the playground when Al Suhail, a family friend, approached her and asked if she wanted to go with him to get gas.

After they got gas, she says he then drove her to an unknown location in the woods, and would not tell her where they were going. Al Suhail then showed the girl pornography and attempted to sexually assault her until she who fought back.

The victim’s parents had no knowledge of what was happening, and they kept calling Al Suhail during the incident, which lasted about two hours.

After the girl fought back, Al Suhail drove her home, threatening to kill her and her parents if she told them. Her father suspected something was wrong, and the incident was reported to police the following day.

Al Suhail is charged with aggravated kidnapping with intent to commit sexual assault, a first degree felony. He was arrested Friday and booked into the Travis County Jail with bond set at $200,000.

 

Sharia Tribunal (Court) in Texas an Islamic Trojan Horse

This is the same sharia court run by Muslims in Texas who believe amputation of hands for theft is ok.

via Sharia Tribunal in Texas an Islamic Trojan Horse? – CBN News

DALLAS — Sharia is the law of the land in many Muslim dominated countries. Spreading Sharia around the world is also the stated goal of terror groups like ISIS, Boko Haram and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now an Islamic tribunal has brought the practice to of all places, Texas.

“Sharia, it is exactly Islamic law, it is from God, it is from Allah,” Dr. Taher El-Badawi, one of the four judges of the new tribunal, said. “It’s full of mercy. I know you have a lot of bad experience and a lot of bad examples around us, I agree with you. But not just in Islam, it is everywhere.”

No Conflict with US Law?

The Islamic Center of Irving, Texas, is one of the locations that the Islamic tribunal operates. The fact that Sharia law is being practiced in the United States at all comes as a shock to many Americans.

“Immediately my mind went to ‘how can that be, we have a constitution in our country?'” one Texas resident said.

Dr. El-Badawi assures people that no decision will conflict with federal or state law. They will handle no criminal cases, only divorce or business disputes.

Yet, many Muslims see it as the ultimate authority.

“If just the Muslim woman wants to go to civil court, and she got the final decree from the civil court, that’s not enough for her to be divorced, so she has to go to an imam or to come to Islamic tribunal to get the final divorce for both parties for both sides, the Sharia law, or Islamic law or religious way and also the civil way,” El-Badawi said.

Opponents of the Islamic tribunal say there is no place for Sharia law here in the United States. CBN News spoke with Dr. Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy, who says Muslims will be coerced to take their issues to the tribunal.

“If a woman for example wants her divorce to be recognized in the Islamic community, then she must get it through the sharia process,” Gaffney explained.

Mediators for the Community

The judges from the Islamic tribunal say there are similar tribunals in any religion and they’re just trying to act as mediators and counselors for the Islamic community.

“Many, many communities have the same thing. For Muslims, this is the first time, I agree with you, but this is not an attack or ‘ignore anything in the United States,'” El-Badawi said.

Texas lawyer John Degroote said he sees parallels to mediations settled out of court.

“If it’s non-binding and simply helps people guide their way through the dispute, all the better,” Degroote said.

The Islamic tribunal stresses that it will not follow the harsh Islamic law practiced in Muslim countries. But Gaffney argues allowing any Sharia here will undermine U.S. laws and protections for Muslims, especially women and children.

He points out the track record of what’s already happened in Europe.

“In places like Britain we’ve seen a separate court system take effect,” he explained. “You now have something like 87 different Sharia courts recognized by the British government that operate kind of in parallel with the courts of the English common law.”

“In our country we’ve both seen this kind of effort made, mostly through arbitration councils to this point, now this tribunal, but also an effort made to penetrate our actual own American court system and this is very troubling,” Gaffney added.

In Mississippi, lawmakers are working on legislations that would prevent Sharia law from being argued in their courtrooms. Another two dozen states have also considered measures to curb it.


There is a video accompanying this story but it wouldn’t embed. So we bring you a more enlightening video from our post linked above.

Texas sharia court judge supports amputations for punishment (VIDEO)

We’ve highlighted the sharia courts in Texas for several years, most recently in Islamic Sharia Tribunal (Court) Confirmed in Texas. But ever emboldened by Hussein Obama, they are now speaking publicly about severing hands and death penalties.

More via Shoebat.com: VIDEO EVIDENCE: ‘Moderate’ Muslim Who Sits on Islamic Tribunal in Dallas Supports Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists…

In a video uploaded to YouTube last April (posted below and in Arabic), a Muslim who has been featured recently in a Dallas Morning News article in his capacity as a moderate Muslim judge, appears to be anything but moderate. In the video, that judge – Taher el-Badawi – makes it clear who he supports – Muslim Brotherhood extremists and terrorists throughout the Middle East. He even referred to fundamentalist scholars at a prominent Egyptian university as not being fundamentalist enough.

El-Badawi is clearly a Muslim fundamentalist in Dallas who is portraying himself as a moderate. Continue reading

Texas: Muslim arrested for bomb threats…on North Austin mosque

via Man arrested following business, mosque bomb threats. h/t Atlas

AUSTIN — A man in his 50s is accused of making bomb threats at a Muslim business and the community center where he was staying Tuesday, according to a Travis County arrest affidavit.

According to the Austin Police Department, 54-year-old Azzam Ahmed Baytie made two bomb threats at a North Austin Muslim Community Center and a Middle Eastern-style food truck near the Arab Cowboy Cafe and Hookah Lounge. The community center is in North Austin, and the cafe is located in West Campus.

Staff at the community center called Austin-Travis County EMS just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. They said the man had some kind of medical issue, possibly psychiatric problems.

According to the arrest affidavit, police found Baytie rolling around the ground in front the community center. Baytie told medics he had taken five Ambilify to harm himself, a drug that treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

On the way to the hospital, police said the man told EMS workers he put bombs at the two locations. Investigators did not find explosive devices at either location.

Officers evacuated about 50 students from the apartment complex behind the cafe in West Campus.

Baytie is charged with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony.

Baytie was previously found guilty of making a terroristic threat and criminal trespassing after a 2008 incident at the same mosque at the North Austin Muslim Community Center. Baytie reportedly told police he had a bomb in his backpack. Authorities scanned the backpack with an X-ray machine and found electronic parts inside, prompting them to destroy the backpack as a precaution.

More, with another misleading media headline, Man charged in bomb threat targeting Muslim community center

Police say Baytie initially told them there was a van at the International Food Market at 10901 North Lamar Blvd. that was going to blow up.

“Baytie then changed the location to the mosque located on North Lamar (which is the North Austin Muslim Community Center) stating it was chloride, ammonia, and C4 in a white, Ford F-150 van at the mosque,” documents say. “He stated the police needed to clear the area all the way to the Texaco station, which is located at 11331 North Lamar Blvd.”

Police say Baytie “committed the offense of terroristic threat and placed the North Austin Muslim Community Center in grave danger by reporting this bomb threat.”

The drive by media and the hate crime hustlers are silent on yet another Muslim crime.

San Antonio: Feds disclose secret deal with Somali Muslim terror supporter, immigration fraudster

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via Feds disclose secret deal with Somali terrorist supporter – San Antonio Express-News. h/t RRW

A Somali man was sentenced in a San Antonio courtroom Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for lying to get into the U.S., as well as a never-before-disclosed admission that he had helped a terrorist group.

Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim, 43, previously admitted that he lied his way into the country or left out damaging details — such as his relationship to two people who made international headlines because of their reported ties to terrorist groups.

But the FBI, Border Patrol, acting U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin and a national security official disclosed Thursday that Ibrahim secretly also pleaded guilty in July to sending e-mails in support of al-Shabab and providing money to a friend affiliated with that terrorist group. The charges were made public at his sentencing Thursday, but officials made no mention of his cooperation that led to them keeping the details secret for more than six months.

The affidavit said Ayrow was the former leader of al-Shabab and was killed in a U.S. airstrike in 2008. Aweys was affiliated with al-Shabab and al-Ittihad al-Islami, which the U.S. has placed on a list of specially designated global terrorist groups.

Ibrahim was granted refugee status in the U.S. and resettled in Emporia, Kansas, after coming through Hidalgo in May 2007. But the status was granted based on fraudulent information, the affidavit said.

He claimed he was of the minority Awer clan. He confirmed to FBI agents that he lied when he stated on his immigration forms that he fled Somalia in 1991 because militias killed his mother and that he never returned to Somalia after 1991.

The affidavit said Ibrahim also admitted to agents that he forged a close friendship with a man he knew only as “Hamza,” who joined al-Shabab around the time Ibrahim came to the U.S. Ibrahim sent $100 to Hamza through a U.S.-based hawala — an informal money broker — knowing Hamza was a member of al-Shabab, he acknowledged to agents.

Ibrahim, the affidavit said, knew that he was lying when he answered “no” on an immigration form asking him if he ever provided material assistance to any person or organization involved in sabotage, kidnapping, political assassination, hijacking or other form of terrorist activity.


Typical of late, sloppy reporting that leaves out what or who Ayrow and Awer might be.

A very tiny bit more information from the inJustice Dept website: Somali Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Al-Shabaab

Ibrahim admitted that from about May 18, 2010, to about Jan. 31, 2014, he knowingly conspired to provide material support and resources, specifically sending emails enlisting support for al-Shabaab and making a cash payment to a known member of al-Shabaab for the benefit of the organization.  Ibrahim knew at the time that al-Shabaab was designated by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization.

Ibrahim also pleaded guilty to making a false statement in an immigration matter.  According to the information, Ibrahim knowingly lied in his application for naturalization as he had previously lied on his request for refugee status, falsely claiming that he was of a member of the minority Awer clan in Somalia and subject to persecution by the majority Hawiye clan.  However, Ibrahim was actually a member of the Hawiye clan and not subject to persecution.  Ibrahim also admitted he had lied on his naturalization application by having previously lied on his refugee application by falsely claiming that he had not provided material support to a terrorist group, when he had in fact provided material support in the form of cash to an al-Shabaab member.

Update from Refugee Resettlement Watch:

Ibrahim did not come in the usual resettlement process, he entered the country illegally by crossing the border in Texas and asked for and received ASYLUM.

 

Texas is a big state and it’s got very big Muslim problems. Check the rapidly growing archive of posts using the Category drop down at the upper right of the page.

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