Utah: Teacher Makes 9th Graders Draw Propaganda Posters for ISIS

An in-class assignment that apparently some kids completed, drawing Islamic State terrorist flags and the words “Join ISIS.”

It’s here folks. Brace yourself. via Utah School Under Fire for Asking Students to Write ISIS Propaganda Poster – ABC News

A Utah school is apologizing after a ninth grade teacher assigned students to draw a propaganda poster for ISIS.

The teacher, who’s been on the job for just a few months, gave the in-class assignment to students in her two World Civics classes at Salem Junior High School in Salem, Utah, on Wednesday. About 60 students received the assignment, which required them to create a “neat, colored, professional” poster for the terrorist group, to “help students better understand the goals of terrorist groups and the methods they use to gain support,” the assignment read.

The teacher included a note asking students to come forward if they felt uncomfortable with the assignment. None did, Lana Hiskey, a spokeswoman for the Nebo School District where the school is located, told ABC News.

But some parents did not think the assignment was appropriate, especially after six coordinated terrorist attacks last week in Paris have left 130 dead.

“We shouldn’t be talking about how ISIS recruits, we should be discussing the events of what they have caused to figure a way of how to deter that and how to help better the world,” Annie Langston, whose daughter received the assignment, told ABC News. “I thought this isn’t right, not right now.”

The possibility of having to search for ISIS recruiting material on the web at a time when officials are looking to detect potential threats was alarming, Langston said.

The assignment had not been approved by school administrators, Hiskey said, adding that teachers at the school meet each week to discuss best practices.

“That never happened with this one,” said Hiskey.

Four parents contacted the school on Thursday to express their concern.

“As soon as the administration heard of this and reviewed the material, they immediately removed the assignment,” Hiskey said.

The school contacted the parents of all students in both classes and notified the students that they were not required to complete the assignment, Hiskey said. The teacher said she is sorry about the assignment, according to Hiskey. She is still teaching at the high school.

“She did this innocently, she’s a naive young teacher,” Hiskey said. “She wants to do the right thing.”

Naive and young yet she knows about ISIS and propaganda. Got it. If she said something bad about Islam she’d be fired. It’s time to fire teachers who push Islamic propaganda on unsuspecting children. 

There are only three female history teachers listed on the school’s website. Which one is young and naive?


Detective refused to lift Islamic niqab, subjecting Elizabeth Smart to 7 more months of rape, torture


via Niqab Nightmare – Taki’s Magazine

…Niqab defenders will dismiss as “paranoid racist fantasy” all scenarios about the bad things that can result from normalizing the niqab and training public officials to be “sensitized” to it. The defenders are wrong; bad things have happened, right here in the U.S.

I’ll give you the best example I can. What’s astonishing about this horrific incident of niqab sensitivity leading to the prolonged rape and torture of a young girl is that it’s a significant detail from a news story that, in all its other details, received probably as much media attention in the U.S. as any crime story of the past thirteen years. Everything was reported wall-to-wall except the “Muslim” angle. This story may be a worst-case scenario about niqab political correctness, but it happened, and Canadian voters deserve to be able to consider it along with all the rosy scenarios the proponents of “diversity” love to put forward.

Most Americans, and probably a good many Canadians, remember the case of Elizabeth Smart, the beautiful 14-year-old Utah girl abducted from her bedroom in June 2002. The story was huge enough when it was just a missing-persons case, but when Smart was found alive in March 2003, it became a full-on sensation. Revelations that Smart had been subjected to nine months of rape, torture, and brutality at the hands of her kidnapper, self-styled “prophet” Brian David Mitchell (and his female accomplice Wanda Barzee), fed the media firestorm.

In 2010, I covered Mitchell’s trial for the now-defunct Breitbart offshoot YesButHowever.com. One of the most shocking revelations to come out during the trial was that merely two months into her ordeal, Smart was nearly saved by a Good Samaritan in a Salt Lake City library who became suspicious upon seeing a girl in a niqab in the company of an odd-looking bearded man (Mitchell) and an older woman (Barzee). The tipster, who called 911, claimed that the girl’s eyes were remarkably similar to Smart’s (the eyes were the only visible part of the young girl’s covered face). Salt Lake City detective Jon Richey, who arrived to investigate, asked Mitchell if he could look under the girl’s niqab. Mitchell vigorously claimed that to expose the girl’s face to a stranger would violate his religious beliefs. No matter how many times Richey asked to see the girl’s face, Mitchell stood fast, claiming there would be “serious religious consequences” should the girl’s face be exposed to anyone but her husband. Smart, traumatized with fear and with Barzee grasping her tightly, was too petrified to speak up.

Detective Richey admitted on the stand that he was concerned about violating Mitchell’s “civil rights” and offending his “religious beliefs,” so he backed down. He retreated from the library, giving in to Mitchell’s claim that the niqab was sacred and that lifting it would be a gross civil rights violation. Mitchell and Barzee ushered Smart out of the library, and she would be forced to endure seven more months of rape, torture, and physical and mental abuse before being rescued. Smart testified that as Detective Richey abandoned her, “I felt like hope was walking out the door…. I felt terrible that the detective could just walk away.” The detective concluded his testimony by stating, “There’s nothing I would have done differently.” Just think about that sentence for a moment. Even knowing now what his inaction led to, he still stands by what he did. There’s no acknowledgment of error because he doesn’t believe he was in error. Respecting the “sanctity” of the niqab seems more important to him than protecting a 14-year-old girl from rape and torture.

The media did, to an extent, report Detective Richey’s testimony. But here are the things that never made it to the national press. In July 2002, one month before Detective Richey encountered Mitchell and Smart, a state law called HB 101 went into effect. The law, rammed through by Utah Democrats (specifically Rep. Duane Bordeaux, at the time Utah’s only black state legislator), created a master database of the race and ethnicity of every Utah law enforcement officer, and the race and ethnicity of every person he or she stopped in the course of an investigation. Officers would be monitored to ensure that they were not acting in a “racist” or “insensitive” manner when conducting “discretionary stops” (i.e., stops in which the officer has the option to walk away).

Officers would risk disciplinary action if their discretionary stops demonstrated “bias” or “racial profiling.” So here was Detective Richey, conducting the very definition of a discretionary stop on a man who claimed it would violate his religion to lift his companion’s niqab. Knowing that any complaint against him would be put into the HB 101 database, Detective Richey chose to walk away (side note: Utah Republicans made sure HB 101 was not renewed when it expired in 2007).

 Although Mitchell is not Muslim (he isn’t anything, technically, beyond a violent narcissist with a messiah complex), he did, in fact, exploit state-enforced “sensitivity” toward Muslims. This is something that no media outlet other than The Salt Lake Tribune ever made public. In her closing argument to the jury, Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana Hagen blasted Mitchell: “In the Salt Lake City Library, he played the Muslim card for all that it was worth.” It’s a damning quote, and the media ignored it completely.

Mitchell did indeed play the “Muslim card,” but the truth is, it was the state that gave him a Muslim card to play in the first place. Mitchell was enabled by legislators mandating “sensitivity,” a police department enforcing the mandate, and a random cop so obsessed with not offending a (perceived) Muslim that years later he still stands by his decision, even knowing the cruel, barbaric cost, physically and psychologically, to that young girl.

My message to Canada is, the more you normalize the niqab, the more you put sensitivity before common sense, the more likely you’ll be to see travesties like the Smart case. Simply put: The more you deal the “Muslim card,” the more it will be played. I could have done an entire piece on examples of other types of crimes in which burqas or niqabs were factors, but I preferred to focus solely on the Smart case, because sometimes it helps to put a human face on the terrible toll of ill-considered government “diversity” and “sensitivity” policies.

At the very least, my Canadian neighbors, however you vote on Oct. 19, reflect for just a moment about Elizabeth Smart. See her face in your mind, and think about that frightened little girl from 2002. Think of the brutal rapist who played the “Muslim card,” the cop who let him, and the lawmakers who engineered the situation. And ask yourself this question: If your vote sends a message that normalizing the niqab and enforcing “sensitivity” toward it is a worthy goal, and if you get your own version of the Elizabeth Smart case as a result, will you be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, as Detective Richey did, “There’s nothing I would have done differently”?

Utah: Muslim teen refugee raped two women, no sentence & no deportation yet

Mohammed quotient of 100%. via Utah teen rapist to stay in juvenile custody until he turns 21, judge rules | The Salt Lake Tribune. h/t Euro News

A teenage Somali refugee facing prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault and kidnapping charges in adult court will remain in a secure juvenile detention facility until he nears age 21, a Utah judge said Tuesday.

The decision delays a sentencing hearing for 18-year-old Mohammed Ali Mohammed on his adult criminal conviction until October of 2017. He will turn 21 in early 2018.

Mohammed has been housed at the Wasatch Youth Center since 2012, after pleading guilty to assaults on two women on successive days in 2011, when he was just 14.

One case was handled in juvenile court — where he pleaded guilty to three felony-level crimes. In the second attack, Mohammed, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony rape, second-degree felony forcible sexual assault and kidnapping.

The dual-track resolution of the case is rare and left the courts in “unchartered territory,” 3rd District Court Judge Vernice Trease said Tuesday.

Earlier this year, juvenile justice officials determined Mohammed had progressed sufficiently to consider releasing him to supervised parole. That prompted the courts to set a sentencing date on the adult charges.

After a hearing last week, Trease delayed sentencing to consider additional information, including whether the youth center could continue to house and treat Mohammed.

On Tuesday, Stephanie Sinju, the center’s director assured Trease that would happen and that no recommendations for Mohammed’s release would be forwarded to youth corrections authorities. Mohammed is set for a hearing before the youth parole board in July, she said.

“We’ll ask for his continued stay in our custody,” Sinju said.

Prosecutors said they had always believed the terms of the plea agreement included keeping Mohammed in a secure detention facility until age 21.

The victim in Mohammed’s adult case had no objection to the decision, her attorney told the court. “The only objection would be if he were to be released,” Spencer Banks said.

With that, Trease ordered Mohammed held until his 21st birthday “or whenever the juvenile system is ready to parole him, whichever comes first,” and set a review hearing for February 2016. In addition, Trease put a no bail warrant in place, to ensure that if Mohammed’s release were proposed, he would be transferred to a county jail.

After the hearing, Salt Lake County prosecutor Patricia Cassell said the state would likely still seek a prison term once Mohammed is out of youth detention, but for now, she believes this is the right decision, particularly because of teen’s background.

Mohammed faces a sentence of up to life in prison on the rape charge and terms of one to 15 years each on the sexual assault and kidnapping counts.

On Aug. 14, 2011, the teen allegedly came up behind a woman who was outside her house with a dog and held a four-inch switchblade to her throat. He threatened to cut her if she screamed, the charges state, then raped her behind the home.

The following night, the boy broke into another woman’s home. He looked through drawers in the house before raping the woman, according to charging documents. The teen then forced the woman to go to an ATM and withdraw $400 for him, the charges state.

If you are the parent of a daughter in Utah, you should be contacting your local and state authorities and demanding they ban the relocation of Muslim rapists to Utah. Previously, Utah: Burmese Muslim in U.S. one month brutally killed 7-year old Christian girl.


Utah: Burmese Muslim in U.S. one month brutally killed 7-year old Christian girl

The crime from 2008 was brought to light in a Daily Caller interview with the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog. The excerpt:

Background posts from RRW on the Burmese Muslim who brutally raped and murdered a 7-year-old Christian girl, here, including these nuggets:

“This would have been excruciating pain…This was a homicide, a death due to an intentional action by another person.”


Because of the extreme language barrier the case has presented, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill decided not to seek the death penalty in the case.

Esar Met was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.

Muslim refugees aren’t held to the same standards of punishment and justice as Americans are.

Full video interview here.

Muslim who deserted Marine Corps back in U.S. custody

via Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, Marine Cpl. accused of desertion, back in US custody – CSMonitor.com.

In this July 19, 2004, file photo, Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun prepares himself as he waits to make a statement to a large crowd of media outside the gates to USMC Base Quantico, Va. (Dylan Moore / AP)

In this July 19, 2004, file photo, Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun prepares himself as he waits to make a statement to a large crowd of media outside the gates to USMC Base Quantico, Va. (Dylan Moore / AP)

 A US Marine corporal who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq under mysterious circumstances is back in military custody and will face charges.

Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Virginia. He is to be moved Monday to his original home base of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman at Marine Corps headquarters at the Pentagon, Capt. Eric Flanagan.

Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will decide within days how to adjudicate the case, which could mean a court martial, Flanagan said.

A written statement Sunday by Marine Corps headquarters said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service “worked with” Hassounto turn himself in, return to the United States and face charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It provided no details about where Hassoun was when he made these arrangements.

Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq’s western desert in June 2004. The following month he turned up unharmed in Beirut, Lebanon, and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers. He was returned to Lejeune and was about to face the military equivalent of a grand jury hearing when he disappeared again.

Flanagan said the Hassoun case is unrelated to the matter of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his post in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009 under unexplained circumstances. Members of Bergdahl’s unit have said he walked away on his own and should face desertion charges.

It is unclear where Hassoun, 34, has spent the past nine years after disappearing during a visit with relatives in Utah in December 2004. Nor is it known why he chose to turn himself in now. He was born in Lebanon and is a naturalized American citizen.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2002 and was trained as a motor vehicle operator. At the time of his disappearance from a Marine camp in Fallujah in western Iraq in June 2004 he was serving as an Arabic translator. That was a particularly difficult year for the Marines in Iraq. In April they launched an offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic extremists but were ordered to pull back, only to launch a second offensive in November that succeeded in regaining control of the city but at the expense of dozens of Marine lives.

Seven days after his June 2004 disappearance, a photo of a blindfolded Hassoun with a sword poised above his head turned up on Al-Jazeera television. A group called the National Islamic Resistance/1920 Revolution Brigade claimed to be holding him captive.

On July 8, 2004, Hassoun contacted American officials in Beirut, Lebanon, claiming to have been kidnapped. He was returned to the US and eventually to Camp Lejeune. After a Navy investigation, the military charged Hassoun with desertion, loss of government property, theft of a military firearm for allegedly leaving the Fallujah camp with a 9 mm service pistol, and theft of a Humvee.

Shortly after his return to the US, Hassoun said in a public statement that he had been captured by insurgents in Iraq and was still a loyal Marine.

In the initial months following his return to Lejeune, Hassoun was not held in confinement because charges had not yet been brought against him. He was considered non-deployable until the case was resolved, but he was allowed to make personal trips. Prior to his disappearance in December 2004 he had taken leave twice without incident after he returned from Lebanon.

A January 2005 hearing on the matter was canceled when Hassoun failed to return to Camp Lejeune from his Utah visit. His commanders then officially classified him as a deserter, authorizing civilian police to apprehend him.

A short time later Hassoun was been placed on a Navy list of “most wanted” fugitives. A mug shot of him appeared on a Navy criminal justice website, which claimed the missing corporal used the alias “Jafar.”

In a February 2005 interview with The Associated Press in Salt Lake City, Hassoun’s brother, Mohamad, said Wassef AliHassoun was a victim of anti-Muslim bias in the US military. The Marine Corps denied this.

The brother also said the pressure of facing desertion charges was partly to blame for Hassoun’s decision to flee while in Utah.

“Instead of them giving him medals and making him feel good about his service and what he was doing for his country, they gave him an Article 32,” Hassoun said of the military court proceedings that his brother was to have faced in January 2005.

Family members have said they last saw him on Dec. 29, 2004.


Utah: Muslim on student visa arrested on three counts of lewdness involving a child

Utah – Police have arrested a man in connection with several reports of lewd behavior in the East Bench area of Ogden.

Ogden police arrested 23-year-old Hassan Habib A. Alrashed on February 24.

According to a press release from the Ogden Police Department, police increased patrols in the area of 28th street to 36th street. A detective noticed a vehicle that matched the description given by an alleged victim, and Alrashed was found inside. He was arrested after police established probable cause.

The man was booked on three counts of lewdness involving a child and one count of lewdness. According to the press release, Alrashed is in the United States on a student visa. ICE officials have put a hold on his immigration status, which means bail has been revoked pending the results of his immigration hearing.

via Man arrested in connection with lewdness case in U.S. on student visa

Could the Kenya mall attack happen here? It already did

But law enforcement, the government and media coordinated a media blackout.

via Could the Kenya attack happen here? It did | New York Post.

After Islamic gunmen attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the collective reaction from the US media was to speculate whether such terror could happen here, as if a jihadist assault on a mall inside America had never before been tried.

CNN was typical: “Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn’t.”

News flash: it did.

On the evening of Feb. 12, 2007, a young Muslim man walked into the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City with a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun and a 38-caliber revolver and opened fire on shoppers, killing five and wounding four others, including a pregnant woman.

Police say he “sought to kill as many people as possible.” He had a backpack full of ammunition, enough firepower to massacre dozens of innocent people. But fortunately, an off-duty cop returned fire and eventually, with the help of other police, put an end to the terrorist’s life and grand plans.

Twice as many people were killed at the Utah mall than the Boston Marathon. Yet the attack garnered few national headlines.

Local media wrote it off as the act of a madman, parroting the quick conclusion of law enforcement.

Officially, the FBI declared the mass shooting was not an act of terrorism.

“We were unable to pin down any particular motive,” said Tim Fuhrman, then-special agent in charge of the bureau’s field office in Salt Lake City. “Unfortunately, his motivations went to the grave with him.”

But the FBI ignored much of the shooter’s background. Continue reading


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