Minnesota: Muslim refugees sending ‘suitcases of welfare cash’ to Somalia

FBI ‘won’t touch it’ for fear of offending Muslims

Source: Refugees sending ‘suitcases of welfare cash’ home to Somalia

Men and women pulling “suitcases full of cash” started showing up at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport last year holding tickets for international flights bound for Africa.

Transporting large amounts of cash overseas is perfectly legal. But it was who was carrying the money … and where it was going that caught the attention of law enforcement, according to a report by KING 5, the local NBC affiliate for western Washington.

Those hauling the cash-laden cases were Somali-Americans who’d come to this country as refugees. They routinely send money back to Somalia. And many of the greenbacks headed to the jihadist-infested East African country come from welfare checks the refugees receive from the U.S. government, compliments of American taxpayers.

Carrying more than $10,000 while traveling out of the United States is legal as long as the traveler declares it by filling out a one-page federal form.

It was while looking at these slips of paper that terrorism expert Glenn Kerns found a disturbing pattern.

“The thing was the amount, the staggering amount,” said Kerns, a Seattle police officer who was assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for 14 years before he retired in December.

The cash couriers were working for hawalas – businesses that derive their name from the Arabic word for “transfer.” Hawalas are part of a traditional system of banking in Shariah-compliant Muslim communities.

Seattle and King County are home to the fourth largest Somali community in the United States. More than 132,000 Somalis have come to the U.S. as “refugees” since 1983, with more than 60 percent arriving since the late 1990s.

The Somali refugees continue to arrive in the U.S. at a rate of 750 a month, placed in dozens of U.S. cities including Seattle, San Diego, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Lewiston, Maine; Fargo, North Dakota; Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho; and Columbus, Ohio, among other places.

Many use the hawalas to send money back to their families in Somalia.

But is all of it going to downtrodden family members?

That’s the question Kerns wanted the U.S. government to investigate.

It would make sense, since Somalia is home to an active jihadist rebellion from al-Shabab, an al-Qaida affiliate that slaughters Christians in neighboring Kenya and seeks to establish an ISIS-like caliphate in East Africa.

“(They) have Al Shabaab, which has been designated a terrorist organization, and our concern is how much money is going to them?” Kerns told KING 5.

Watch the report from KING 5 TV in Seattle:

Kerns said the first cash shipment rolled through Sea-Tac early last year. A man carrying $750,000 in cash told Customs officials he was transporting the money overseas. Over the next few months couriers carrying as much as $2 million boarded commercial flights at Sea-Tac.

One Seattle hawala sent out $20 million last year, said Kerns.

If it’s happening in Seattle, it’s likely happening in Minneapolis, Columbus, San Diego and other cities where large Somali communities have been resettled by the U.S. government in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Which leads to the next set of logical questions: Where is all this money coming from and why isn’t the federal government interested in investigating where it’s going? Continue reading

Video: Islam v. Human Rights

An exclusive clip from the film ‘The Third Jihad’ which speaks about the human right disasters in Nigeria, Iraq, Indonesia, Gaza Strip, Bagdad. Watch how radical Islamists are disregarding human rights across the world.

h/t BanSharia

‘Radicalized Criminals’ Pose New Terror Threat to Europe, US

Wherein “radicalized” means the jailhouse conversion to be more like the so-called prophet of Islam, Muhammad.

Following up on the earlier prison jihad post today, via: Terrorism Expert: ‘Radicalized Criminals’ Pose New Terror Threat to Europe, US

The recent terror attacks in France and Belgium were committed by “radicalized criminals” and “heavily home-funded through crime,” the director of George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center testified Thursday on Capitol Hill.

Those who have been previously incarcerated are more likely to become part of a terrorist cell, she noted.

“Prisons and relationships established in prison are key to recruitment and network enhancement. This was first evident in the investigations that followed the Madrid subway bombing in 2004, and has remained true with the most recent terrorist attacks in France and Belgium where bonds among criminals were made in prison and individuals once incarcerated together have gone on to commit terrorist attacks with their former fellow inmates,” Shelley noted in a written statement to the subcommittee.

“Law enforcement and security bodies are not organized to reflect this new reality nor are there plans to reorient their focus to address this threat,” she continued. “This nearly assures that there will be future terrorist attacks in Western Europe.”

“The exception may be the Italians who have observed these links between crime and terrorism for over three decades as publicly expressed by Italy’s current anti-mafia prosecutor and a predecessor who is now President of the Italian Senate,” she said.

“But for many other countries in Continental Europe, there is not a recognition of the problem that terrorists increasingly use crime to support their activities, and that ISIS, in particular, focuses on recruiting low-level criminals into its ranks.”

Radicalized criminals in Europe also pose a new threat to the U.S. because many of them have European passports, she pointed out. “Therefore, the new hybrid terrorists can enter our country more easily as they have more mobility than other potential terrorists who need visas to enter the U.S.”

“We may see patterns identified in Europe manifesting themselves in the United States. Therefore, we need to focus more on prisons and their role in terrorist recruitment and financing,” she stated.

But many European officials still fail to recognize the threat posed by that connection.

“Despite the fact that… these terrorist attacks have been funded by petty crime, there is a failure to appreciate the importance of this,” Dr. Louise Shelley told members of the House Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee during a hearing entitled “Following the Money: Examining Current Terrorist Financing Trends and the Threat to the Homeland”.

“And what we are finding is that it is the same network that has been involved in all of these terrorist attacks that is dispersed among France, Belgium, the U.K., and Germany and maybe elsewhere. And they’re heavily funded by crime, and these acts are committed primarily by radicalized criminals. And yet there is not a strategy in Europe to deal with this problem.

This is not just a problem for the Europeans, it is a problem for us, because we have Americans traveling in Europe, we have businesses operating internationally in Europe, we have military operations overseas, and yet we are having our allies failing to see this problem with the severity that it is and the consequences that it has, and the types of policing and intelligence responses that one needs to this new hybrid threat.”


See her testimony starting at the 18-minute mark in the video below:

Note, she has a grant from the Carnegie Corporation – that might explain why she never mentions Islam or Muslims. See Carnegie Corp of NY’s scholarships promote sharia law, Islam.

 

FBI Tracking 1,000+ Islamic Terror Cases & Growing Across the US

Source: FBI Tracking Nearly 800 ISIS-Related Cases Across US, FBI Director Says – ABC News

FBI Director James Comey said online propaganda remains a serious threat.

Of the nearly 1,000 FBI cases across the country looking at people who may have been radicalized online, about 80 percent of them are tied to ISIS, FBI Director James Comey said today.

ABC’s Pierre Thomas pulls a slight of hand trick. He says “nearly 1,000 FBI cases” but the FBI director in the quote below says “north of 1,000 cases…and that number continues to tick up.” But whose counting?

“[ISIS’] ability to motivate troubled souls, to inspire them, remains a persistent presence in the United States,” Comey said. “We have north of 1,000 cases where we’re trying to evaluate where somebody is on the spectrum from consuming [ISIS propaganda] to acting, and that number continues to tick up slowly.”

However, Comey said ISIS — also known as the Islamic State — has been losing its ability to recruit people to Iraq or Syria, with the FBI seeing a “drop in the number of people traveling or attempting to travel” overseas to join the group.

“The so-called Islamic State brand has lost significant power in the United States,” Comey said. “They’ve lost their ability to attract people to their Caliphate from the United States.”

In 2014 and the first half of 2015, the FBI was seeing as many as 10 people a month trying to leave the United States for ISIS, but over the past year that number has averaged about one per month, according to Comey.

“So, there’s no doubt that something has happened that is lasting in terms of the attractiveness of the nightmare which is the Islamic State to people in the United States,” Comey added.


All just “troubled souls” who are well…crazy. That they are all Muslim is just a coincidence.

Video: Sharia and Kafirs

“…unbeknownst to you, you are already following the sharia here in America or at least America is following it for you.” [i.e., forcing you to follow sharia]

via Political Islam

Sharia law is the most important part of Islamic doctrine. Sharia is Islam; Islam is Sharia. Sharia includes law, but it also includes how to raise a family, theology, philosophy and every aspect of daily living. Sharia law includes pronouncements for both Muslims and non-Muslims (Kafirs). Sharia is a manual for a civilization.

Sharia does not allow free speech. It is forbidden to make a joke about Mohammed. Blasphemy is forbidden. The US is following Sharia when it allows the UN to determine that Muslim refugees come to America and not Christians.

We have Sharia compliant textbooks now in Tennessee. We hesitate to anger Muslims or criticize Islam. In Europe Islamic rape is accepted behavior.

Sharia says that our Constitution is manmade and a product of ignorance. Sharia is Allah’s law and must replace all other governments. Countries that adhere to all of Sharia are Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Yemen. Most Islamic nations do not apply all of the Sharia, but it is there when more stringent laws are wanted.

All Kafirs are involved in the Sharia; it is just a matter of how much. We should recognize it and resist its expansion in our civilization.


“…all ways in which Islam is dictating the customs and habits and civilization of America. So, welcome to a sharia America because it’s there whether you see it or not.”

Minneapolis: How Muslim terrorists recruit in ‘Little Mogadishu’ (VIDEO)

Source: How terrorists recruit in ‘Little Mogadishu’ of Minneapolis

Here’s the transcript after the video is cut off (see it at the link above):

DOOCY: Sure. Why have so many Somalis relocated to Minnesota?

HEGSETH: In many ways, Lutheran social services, good welfare benefits, a welcoming environment for all the right reasons. The problem is is that there hasn’t been the kind of assimilation that you would want, necessarily, and not for a lack of outreach. That’s where the concern comes from. It’s not usually the first-generation. It’s that second-generation youth that don’t feel a connection either to the country they came from or the country that they’re in. And so they’re seduced by propaganda sometimes.

EARHARDT: What’s interesting, though, a fourth of those who have been arrested for aiding terrorists have come from that area.


Mauro points out:

In a “Fox & Friends” news package by Pete Hegseth about Islamist terror recruitment of Somali-Americans, CAIR’s Minnesota branch boasts that the Somali community has prevented recruitment to Al-Shabaab. It leaves out the fact that recruits are going to ISIS instead.

The package also features Clarion Project national security analyst Ryan Mauro discussing how ISIS puts forth a fantastical image of the caliphate to win recruits, some of whom become disenchanted when they see the reality.


You can confirm Mauro’s point by searching Creeping Sharia’s category titled Minnesota, or read just the latest news from the occupied territory, via MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO):

Jury selection proceeded slowly Monday in a major terrorism case in federal court in Minneapolis involving three young Somali-Americans.

Mohammed Farah, Abdirahman Daud and Guled Omar are accused of trying to join ISIS and traveling to commit murder abroad on behalf of the terrorist organization.

The case has unfolded over the past year, and if the three are convicted of the murder charge, they could face life in prison.

Of the 10 original defendants in the case, six have taken a plea deal. One, Abdi Nur, is believed to have made it overseas in 2014 and is widely believed to have died fighting for ISIS.

 

**Fans of the 70’s sitcom Mary Tyler Moore may recognize the building in the beginning of the video – it was used as the main character’s apartment building.

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise Under Islamic Rule

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Source: The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise

The existence of a Muslim kingdom in Medieval Spain where different races and religions lived harmoniously in multicultural tolerance is one of today’s most widespread myths. University professors teach it. Journalists repeat it. Tourists visiting the Alhambra accept it. It has reached the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, which sings the virtues of the “pan-confessional humanism” of Andalusian Spain (July 18, 2003). The Economist echoes the belief: “Muslim rulers of the past were far more tolerant of people of other faiths than were Catholic ones. For example, al-Andalus’s multi-cultural, multi-religious states ruled by Muslims gave way to a Christian regime that was grossly intolerant even of dissident Christians, and that offered Jews and Muslims a choice only between being forcibly converted and being expelled (or worse).”1 The problem with this belief is that it is historically unfounded, a myth. The fascinating cultural achievements of Islamic Spain cannot obscure the fact that it was never an example of peaceful convivencia.

The history of Islamic Spain begins, of course, with violent conquest. Helped by internal dissension among the Visigoths, in 711 A.D. Islamic warriors entered Christian Spain and defeated the Visigothic king Rodrigo. These Muslims were a mixture of North African Berbers, or “Moors,” who made up the majority, and Syrians, all led by a small number of Arabs proper (from the Arabian peninsula). The Crónica Bizantina of 741 A.D., the Crónica mozárabe of 754 A.D. and the illustrations to the thirteenth-century Cantigas de Santa María chronicle the brutality with which the Muslims subjugated the Catholic population. From then on, the best rulers of al- Andalus were autocrats who through brute force kept the peace in the face of religious, dynastic, racial, and other divisions.

These divisions, and the ruthless methods of dealing with them, were not unique to Muslim Spain. The jihad launched around 634 against the then-Christian Middle East by the successors of Muhammad was marked by internal conflict after the assassination of the third Caliph, Uthman (644-656). The founder of the Emirate of Cordoba, Abd al-Rahman I (734?-788), “The Emigrant,” had to flee Syria to avoid the extermination ordered against his Umayyad family by the rival Abassids. Allied with Berbers from North Africa and helped by Yemenite and Syriansettlers in Spain willing to betray their masters, he proceeded to enter Spain from Africa, defeat the Abbasid governor of al- Andalus in 756 , and make himself Emir. He kept peace among Muslims and between Muslims, Catholics, and Jews by means of an army of more than 40,000 soldiers. It was he who ordered the demolition of the ancient Catholic church of Cordoba to build the much admired mosque. During his reign and that of Abd al-Rahman II (822-852), the conqueror of Barcelona, Catholics suffered confiscations of property, enslavement, and increases in their exacted tribute, which helped finance the embellishment of Islamic Cordoba.

Under Abd al-Rahman II and Muhammad I (822-886), a number of Catholics were killed in Cordoba for preaching against Islam, while others were expelled from the city. Among these victims was Saint Eulogio, beheaded by the Islamic authorities.2 Muhammad I ordered that “newly constructed churches be destroyed as well as anything in the way of refinements that might adorn the old churches added since the Arab conquest.”3

Abd al-Rahman III (912-961), “The Servant of the Merciful,” declared himself Caliph of Cordoba. He took the city to heights of splendor not seen since the days of Harunal- Rashid’s Baghdad, financed largely through the taxation of Catholics and Jews and the booty and tribute obtained in military incursions against Catholic lands. He also punished Muslim rebellions mercilessly, thereby keeping the lid on the boiling cauldron that was multicultural al- Andalus. His rule presumably marks the zenith of Islamic tolerance. Al-Mansur (d. 1002), “The One Made Victorious by Allah,” implemented in al-Andalus in 978 a ferocious military dictatorship backed by a huge army. In addition to building more palaces and subsidizing the arts and sciences in Cordoba, he burned heretical booksand terrorized Catholics, sacking Zaragoza, Osma, Zamora, Leon, Astorga, Coimbra, and Santiago de Compostela. In 985 he burned down Barcelona, enslaving all those he did not kill.

By 1031 the internal divisions of al- Andalus had caused its fragmentation into several tyrannical little “kingdoms,” the socalled taifas. Between 1086 and 1212, new waves of Islamic jihadists from North Africa washed over the land. The first wave were the almoravides, fundamentalist warriors invited by the taifa rulers to help them against the growing strength of the Catholic kingdoms. With the support of the Muslim Andalusian masses and of Muslim legal scholars, who resented the heavy taxation and what they regarded as the debauched and impious life of their princely rulers, the almoravides deposed the taifa kings and unified Andalusia. They pushed back the Catholic advances and made the life of both Catholics and Jews much more difficult than before. By 1138, however, their empire was falling apart under pressure from the Catholic kingdoms and another wave of North African fundamentalist Muslims, the almohades. The almohades thought that the almoravides had become too lax in their practice of Islam—perhaps, one may surmise, because of contagion from the Catholics. By 1170 the almohades had taken control of Andalusia and unleashed new horrors on Catholics, Jews, and other Muslims. That the ruthless almohades also produced marvelous architecture and were responsible for the beauty of some mozarabic buildings, such as Santa María la Blanca in Toledo, captures nicely the true nature of Andalusian Spain. But the almohades were decisively beaten by the allied kings of Castile, Aragon, and Navarra at Navas de Tolosa in 1212. From then on the Catholics kept the military initiative, finally defeating the last Muslim kingdom, Granada, in 1492.

The early Muslim invaders were relatively small in numbers, so it was politically prudent to grant religious autonomy to Catholics, while trying to protect themselves from the “contagion” of Catholic influence by segregating themselves from the subject majority.4 Therefore they maintained the Catholics in a state of dhimmitude —as a “protected” class curtailed from any possibility of sharing political power or compromising the hegemonic position of Islam. In times of war or political turmoil, the Catholics’ freedom was further restricted. Catholics fleeing Muslim rule lost all “protection,” and their property was confiscated by the conquerors. “Tolerance at this extreme,” notices historian Robert I. Burns, “is not easily distinguished from intolerance.”5

For similar reasons of strategy, not “tolerance,” the invaders obtained the help of Jewish leaders unhappy with their treatment under the Visigoths. Continue reading

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