L.A., Houston Nuke Contractors Indicted for Smuggling $24M in Missile Tech to Iran

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via L.A., Houston Nuke Contractors Indicted for Smuggling $24M in Missile Tech to Iran – Breitbart.

Five individuals and four companies, including Iranian government and Centrifuge Technology company contractors, have been indicted for illegally exporting technology frequently used in military systems such as surface-air and cruise missiles to Iran. This technology is “frequently used in a wide range of military systems, including surface-air and cruise missiles,” according to the Department of Justice. $24 million worth of technology was allegedly sent to Iran starting in July 2010.

“The nine defendants charged in the indictment allegedly circumvented U.S. sanctions and illegally exported controlled microelectronics to Iran,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin. The elaborate path detailed in the indictment follows the technology on a route from the U.S. to Taiwan, then to Turkey and finally to Iran.

In a Friday Department of Justice (DOJ) release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas details the indictment and those charged, which include: Houston-based Smart Power Systems Inc. (SPS); Bahram Mechanic, 69, and Tooraj Faridi, 46, of Houston; Khosrow Afghahi, 71, of Los Angeles; and Faratel Corporation, co-owned by Mechanic and Afghahi in Iran. These individuals are described as “members of an Iranian procurement network operating in the United States.”

Mechanic and Afghahi are described in the indictment as “co-owners of Iran-based Faratel and its Houston-based sister company SPS.” The DOJ release continues: “Faratel designs and builds uninterruptible power supplies for various Iranian entities, including Iranian government agencies such as the Iranian Ministry of Defense, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and the Iranian Centrifuge Technology Company, according to the charges.”

Today’s unsealed indictment alleges, according to the release:

Between approximately July 2010 and the present, Mechanic and the others engaged in a conspiracy to obtain various commodities, including controlled U.S.-origin microelectronics. They then allegedly exported these to Iran, while carefully evading the government licensing system set up to control such exports. The microelectronics shipped to Iran allegedly included microcontrollers and digital signal processors. According to the indictment, these commodities have various applications, and are frequently used in a wide range of military systems, including surface-air and cruise missiles. Between July 2010 and the present, Mechanic’s network allegedly sent at least $24 million worth of commodities to Iran.

“The proliferation of sensitive U.S. technologies to Iran and the direct support to their military and weapons programs remains a clear threat to U.S. national security,” said Assistant Director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division Randall Coleman.

Seven foreign nationals and companies are also being added to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Entity List in conjunction with the indictment. These individuals and companies allegedly “received, transshipped or otherwise facilitated the illegal export of controlled commodities by the defendants,” according to the DOJ release. “Those persons present a greater risk of diversion to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, terrorism or other activities contrary to U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.”

Also charged as part of the scheme are Arthur Shyu and the Hosoda Taiwan Limited Corporation in Taiwan; Matin Sadeghi, 54, and Golsad Istanbul Trading Ltd. in Turkey.


Why hasn’t Hussein Obama been arrested for circumventing U.S. sanctions?

Ohio: Muslim arrested, ‘wanted to go to Texas military base and kill 3 or 4 American soldiers execution style’

via Ohio man who trained with al Qaeda cell in Syria arrested after US return | Daily Mail Online.

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A 23-year-old resident of Columbus, Ohio, who trained with a group affiliated with al Qaeda has been arrested and charged with plotting an attack on American soil, the Justice Department revealed today.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a naturalized American citizen of Somali descent, had been instructed by a cleric to return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism, the indictment said. 

The Justice Department stated that Mohamud was also an Islamic State sympathizer, and that his brother, Abdifatah Aden, was killed fighting with the group in Syria in 2013.

According to court documents, Mohamud left the US a year ago with the intent to go to Syria and train with a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda in Iraq.

In April 2014, he purchased a one-way ticket to Greece, but during a layover in Istanbul he failed to board a connecting flight to Athens and instead made his way to Syria.

Once he reached his destination, Mohamud stated that he received training in shooting weapons, breaking into houses, explosives and hand-to-hand combat.

The 23-year-old Columbus man aloes said that after completing his training, a cleric with the group Jabhat al-Nusrah instructed him to return to the US and commit an act of terror.

The 23-year-old returned to the US in June 2014 with a plot to attack a military base or a correctional facility, targeting people in uniform, according to court documents.

‘Mohamud talked about doing something big in the United States,’ the papers cited by ABC News indicate. ‘He wanted to go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.’

On Thursday, Mohamud was indicted on one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and one count of making false statements to the FBI.

The first two counts, providing material support to terrorists and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization are each crimes punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Making false statements involving international terrorism carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

Mohamud was arrested on state charges February 21, 2015, and is expected to be transferred into federal custody based on today’s indictment.

Before Mohamud’s brother was killed in battle on or around June 3, 2014, the two had exchanged emails discussing the 23-year-old’s plans to travel to Syria and fight with Islamic State.

In February, Mohamud asked Abdifatah Aden how he could send him money.

Later that month, Mohamud was arrested at his Columbus home for allegedly providing a computer tablet an other material support to terroist organizations aborad.

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien at the time asked a judge to set Mohamud’s bond at $1million saying he was a flight risk and posed a threat to public safety.

Mohamud’s attorney, Sam Shamansky, insisted that his client was not a terrorist and would not flee because he was taking care of his ailing mother in Ohio.


Read the Mohamud Indictment.

He was arrested previously in April of this year: Muslim Arrested for Supporting Terrorism, Money Laundering for Jihad.

And:

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, of Columbus, left the United States in April 2014 for the purpose of training and fighting with terrorists in Syria, according to the Justice Department. He had become a naturalized citizen only two months earlier.

Mohamud returned to the United States in June 2014 with a plan to attack a military facility or a U.S. prison, according to the charging documents.

“Mohamud talked about doing something big in the United States,” the documents say. “He wanted to go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.”

Texas: Terror-Tied Muslim Group Gets Teacher Removed, Then Claims “Misunderstanding”

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CAIR – doing what terrorists do. All day, everyday. Even when they don’t know the facts:

…the handout instructed students to correct misinformation on it about Islam.

via Group Claimed Teacher Called Islam An ‘Ideology of War,’ Now Says There Was A Misunderstanding – Breitbart. h/t Iron Burka

The organization that argued that a Texas high school teacher gave students an anti-Islam handout in class is now saying, “there may have been a misunderstanding.”

At a school board meeting Tuesday night, students and parents voiced their concerns and support for the teacher. One parent said the handout instructed students to correct misinformation on it about Islam.

Ruth Nasrullah with CAIR, the organization that originally complained about the handout, told Fox 26 KTRK, “I have not met him and I can’t speak to his character, but I am sure having heard the comments tonight, he is a good man of character, and you’re right, there may have been a misunderstanding, but we need to make sure there is a correct interpretation of Islam.”

The teacher issued an emailed statement to a local radio show host earlier this week. The teacher wrote, “I have spent my entire career no matter what I was teaching or where I was at pushing the envelope of education. The last decade I have witnessed a steady decline of student interest in the world around them. They are simply disconnected and disinterested,” explaining his teaching style.

Towards the end of the email, the teacher wrote, “I resigned effective on the last day of my contract to hopefully protect my students both current and former.”

However, the school district would not confirm to Breitbart News if the teacher has in fact resigned. Furthermore, the school board refused to answer that question at Tuesday’s meeting.


More via HUGE Outcry of Support from Parents for Texas Teacher Forced to Resign after Giving Students Fact Sheet on Jihad and Sharia:

The school administrators imposing the sharia should be fired. Not this truth teller.

Call the principal and politely speak up for this teacher. Fax them the Pew poll.

43% of Muslims Support Death Penalty for Those Who Leave Islam

Foster High School Principal is Gene Thomas: Phone: (832)223-3800
Fax: (832)223-3801

Call the Lamar school district. Lamar (832)223-0000

Board of Trustees

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Texas: Iraqi Caught Crossing Border was Military Trainer, Spoke Fluent Russian

via EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Caught Crossing US-Mexico Border was Military Trainer and Spoke Fluent Russian.

Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained leaked information on the Iraqi man who was apprehended while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas on February 12, 2015. The Border Patrol agent responsible for interviewing the subject initially expressed concerns that the Iraqi was sent by Russia, largely due to the Iraqi man’s history as a military trainer, his speaking several languages, including Russian, and his having lived in Crimea, according to one of the leaked documents. Breitbart Texas was provided with two documents by a federal agent who works under the umbrella of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The agent insisted on remaining anonymous.

The Iraqi man is named Ahmed Adnan Taha, Al Khafaji. His date of birth is 6-25-84. He has one sister in the U.S., one in Turkey, three brothers in Turkey, one in Ukraine, one in New York State, and three brothers in Iraq, according to the leaked documents.

The Iraqi told U.S. authorities that he spoke fluent Russian and lived in Crimea prior to the Russian invasion. He further stated that a Ukrainian paid $4,000 for him to get to the U.S., however, the Iraqi refused to identify the Ukrainian to U.S. authorities.

The public statement given by Border Patrol at the time of the Iraqi’s apprehension stated, “On Thursday, February 12, 2015, RGV Border Patrol Agents encountered an adult Middle Eastern male south of Pharr, Texas. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Border Patrol station for further processing. The subject was setup for Expedited Removal back to his country of origin and transferred to the custody of ICE/ERO.”

Breitbart Texas recently asked the Border Patrol agency about the specifics in this report and their spokesman for the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) responded, “All record checks were conducted, our federal partners did interview the subject with no derogatory information being found.”

It is significant to note that Border Patrol processing an individual does not mean that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actually deported the individual.

Breitbart Texas provides images of both leaked documents below. The second document contains copy-and-pasted information from the official report, according to the federal agent who provided the information. The typos in the report were contained in the original and therefore included. Breitbart Texas redacted the TECS ID number.

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.

 

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