Virginia: Convicted South Park terror wannabe wanted baby to be jihadi too

We knew this Muslim rat had used his infant son as a human shield on his way to wage jihad. But after he was convicted and his wife deported, they still wanted to raise the poor baby to be a jihadi. The sanity of the judge and the grandparents have so far prevailed.

via Court hears appeal in terror-related custody dispute

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for a radical Muslim convert imprisoned for supporting terrorism urged a federal appeals court Thursday to revive the man’s parental rights lawsuit, which a judge had dismissed as frivolous.

Jason LaFond told a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Zachary Chesser’s complaint against his mother and FBI agents, while lengthy and complicated, was not fanciful and was supported by numerous documents.

The judge who dismissed the lawsuit “didn’t say whether it was factually or legally frivolous, but it was neither,” LaFond said.

Court papers show that Chesser attempted to join the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, taking his baby with him to the airport in an attempt to look less suspicious.

It didn’t work. Chesser, who had attracted law enforcement attention after posting threats against the creators of “South Park” for cartoons he felt insulted the prophet Muhammad, was arrested and pleaded guilty in 2010 to attempting to support terrorist groups and threatening violence online. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

His wife – Proscovia Nzabanita, the daughter of a Ugandan diplomat – was forced to leave the U.S. for lying to investigators about her husband’s activities.

Chesser’s mother, Barbara Chesser, won custody of the couple’s baby and is raising him with her partner. The young couple “opposed placing the young boy with his grandparents, who did not share Chesser and his wife’s conservative Islamic beliefs,” LaFond wrote in his client’s appeal.

Keep in mind this is the same Muslim dog who Encourages Parents to Teach Children about Jihad.

The lawsuit says FBI agents monitoring his prison conversations tipped off Barbara Chesser, a senior lawyer in the Office of the Attorney General in the District of Columbia, that the couple was making plans with a friend to take the boy to Jordan to be raised by Nzabanita. Soon after, a judge awarded custody of the boy to Barbara Chesser.

Interesting, his mother is a a senior lawyer in the Office of the Attorney General in the District of Columbia.

Zachary Chesser’s lawsuit seeks monetary damages, not custody. He says his privacy was invaded when FBI agents disclosed his plans to his mother.

Privacy? In taxpayer-funded prison?

U.S. Justice Department attorney Lowell Sturgill urged the appeals court to uphold U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady’s decision, although he conceded that the judge should be required to explain his reasoning on the privacy issue.

The court typically rules several weeks after hearing arguments.

Virginia: Muslim teen arrested recruiting for Islamic State terror group

Just a few days ago, another Muslim teen, in Minnesota, pled guilty to joining ISIS.  via Teen accused of being ISIS recruiter

A 17-year-old Virginia student has been charged with helping recruit for ISIS, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

The teen, whose name was not disclosed, was taken into custody last week, the officials said.

Prosecutors are seeking to charge him as an adult but currently have charged him as a juvenile, one of the law enforcement officials said.

The case remains under seal. It was first reported by The Washington Post on Wednesday.

The Post, citing officials and neighbors, reported that investigators spent more than a month watching the teen and his home before he was arrested.

The teen, who lives in a Virginia suburb of Washington, is accused of helping a slightly older adult travel to Syria. The adult is believed to have joined ISIS there, a separate law enforcement official said.

The teen is also accused of distributing ISIS messages to a network of contacts, one of the officials said.

Former boss: He didn’t seem radical

The teen is an “intelligent kid,” a man who hired him to write for a digital currency news website said Wednesday evening. Dustin O’Bryant, the editor of the website Coin Brief from Alabama, said: “He did not come across as radical in any way.”

The teen wrote freelance articles for the website for seven months last year. He was told not to bring religion into his writing, O’Bryant said, adding he had noticed the young man had written online posts about his faith. The teen complied, he said.

The website editor said he was “extremely, extremely surprised” to learn of the arrest from reporters calling him. He hadn’t spoken to the teen since February, when the young man said he was dealing with personal matters but wanted to start writing for the website again at some point this year.

Give me two weeks to three months, the boy told him.

O’Bryant said he is shocked by the charge.

“I hope there’s some sort of misunderstanding here, and that he didn’t know what he was doing,” he said.

He added that he didn’t realize the teen was in high school because he had college courses on his resume.

Virginia: Muslim cabbie on FBI Most Wanted Terrorist list detained in Somalia

via Virginia cabbie on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list detained in Somalia – The Washington Post.

A Northern Virginia man who fled the United States more than two years ago and was recently placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list is in the custody of the Somali government, U.S. officials said.

Liban Haji Mohamed, 29, was detained shortly after prosecutors unsealed a warrant for his arrest and the FBI added him to the wanted list in late January. It is unclear how he was taken into custody or how soon he could be brought back to the United States.

The former cabdriver is charged with providing material support and resources to al-Shabab, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization allied with al-Qaeda. He is suspected of having an operational role in al-Shabab and of trying to recruit people to join the group.

When FBI officials announced his inclusion on the most-wanted list, they said Mohamed was “an asset to his terrorist associates who might plot attacks on U.S. soil.” Officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, noted that he had detailed knowledge of potential targets in Washington.

Officials said efforts were being made to bring Mohamed back to Virginia, though there are significant logistical and diplomatic challenges. The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Somalia.

U.S. law enforcement had been attempting to track Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen, before he slipped out of the country and into Mexico on July 12, 2012. The case had frustrated FBI agents who strongly believed Mohamed should have been charged with material support of terrorism while he was living in Fairfax County.

Some federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia were willing to do so, though they were overruled by others at the Justice Department, officials said.


In other words, Eric Holder overruled. He has turned the Justice Dept. into an enemy of the American people but the best friend any real terrorist could have.

 

California: Muslim CEO arrested, sent pornographic videos to 9- and 10-year-old Virginia boys

via CEO of Irvine company facing child sex charges | abc7.com.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — A CEO of an Irvine company is facing child sex charges, and investigators say they’re looking for other possible victims.

Prosecutors allege Qayed Shareef, 39, pretended to be a teenage boy named Jeremy Stevens when he used an app called Tango to contact a 9- and 10-year-old boy, two brothers in Virginia.

“He basically just started it off, ‘Hey what’s your age?’ And within an hour, took it sexual,” said prosecutor Vanessa Woods. “He sent photos and videos of himself, as well as pornographic videos.”

Authorities say the 39-year-old then gave instructions to the boys to record each other and to him send the photos and videos.

“He was very specifically asking them to do various sexual positions, acts, show sexual body parts,” Woods said.

Prosecutors say the crimes allegedly started Christmas Day 2013 and lasted four days. Investigators discovered 30 different videos of sex acts after being contacted by the boy’s mother.

Shareef is married, has a child and lives in Aliso Viejo. He is the CEO of Adaptive Media and describes himself online as an “experienced digital advertising executive.”

His arrest this week came after a year of investigation.

Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Shareef likely had more knowledge on how to evade law enforcement because he “has an expertise in computers and IP addresses and Internet.”

Shareef, who has pleaded not guilty, is expected to return to court on March 27. He is being held on $2 million bail.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Orange County District Attorney’s Office at (714) 347-8794.

 h/t and more via RRW:

Informative video on the case, showing the perpetrator being interviewed for a business news segment.  Irvine CEO Accused Of Trading Sex Videos With Boys In Virginia.  (Note, Shareef was not caught in a “sting” operation.)
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/23/irvine-ceo-accused-of-trading-sex-videos-with-boys-in-virginia/

CEO of Irvine company facing child sex charges – with video.
http://abc7.com/news/ceo-of-irvine-company-facing-child-sex-charges/488811/

Somali Muslim cabbie from Northern Virginistan added to FBI Most Wanted Terrorist list (video)

$50,000 if you help find Haji Mohamed. via FBI.gov

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View poster in English | In Somali | In Arabic

 New Most Wanted Terrorist
Naturalized U.S. Citizen Born in Somalia Added to FBI List

01/29/15

Liban Haji Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia, has been named to the FBI’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists, and a reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Mohamed is charged with providing material support and resources to al Qaeda and al Shabaab, a Somali-based terrorist organization.

“Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for many bombings in Somalia and Uganda and the 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya,” said Carl Ghattas, special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division at the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “Liban Mohamed is believed to have left the U.S. with the intent to join al Shabaab in East Africa. We believe he is currently there operating on behalf of that terrorist organization.”

Traveling with his U.S. passport, Mohamed is thought to have left the United States on or about July 5, 2012. Before his departure, the 29-year-old lived in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., where he worked as a cab driver.

“While living in Northern Virginia, Mohamed was a recruiter and radicalizer for al Shabaab, which historically has targeted Westerners to go to Somalia and fight for them,” Ghattas said. “Not only did Mohamed choose to go to Somalia and fight with al Shabaab, he took a prominent role in trying to recruit people and have them train with weapons.”

Shortly after leaving the U.S, the international police organization Interpol issued a blue notice for Mohamed to collect additional information about his identity, location, and activities. On August 15, 2014, Interpol issued a red notice to seek him as a wanted fugitive.

Mohamed speaks English, Somali, and Arabic. He is black, 6 feet tall, weighs about 194 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He could be using aliases including Abu Ayrow, Shirwa, Shirwac, Qatiluhum, and Qatil. Mohamed was a close associate of convicted terrorist Zachary Chesser, who was sentenced in 2011 to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to al Shabaab.

Virginia: Another mega mosque rises…latest across from high school

Another mosque rises in Virginia. As noted in this 2012 Creeping Sharia post, it’s one of at least three mega mosques going up in Henrico County, Virginia.

via West End Islamic Center. h/t @moneyjihad

With Grace of Allah (s.w.t.), prayers and support from the community today 12/18/2014 we obtained our Certificate of Use and Occupancy for County of Henrico, VA confirming the building is now approved to be used as Masjid (Place of worship). We thank Allah (s.w.t.) and our community who supported us to achieve this milestone.

With Grace of Allah (s.w.t.), prayers and support from the community today 11/18/2013 we had our successfull Pre-Construction meeting with Henrico County and were given approval to go ahead with the construction phase 1. Completion of Phase 1 would enable us to obtain Change of Use and will also provide more convinient and safer access to existing facility. May Allah reward all who have supported and helped us to achieve this Milestone.

Click Here for plan details.


According to Zillow.com, the address provided by WEIC was until recently a single-family home. It was sold in 2012 for $200,000 yet is now appraised on Zillow at $400,000. The mega mosque will be on the opposite corner of, and a few hundred feet from, Deep Run High School.

Hence the need for a ‘change of use’ to convert a single-family home into a mosque…across the street from a high school. So much for zoning laws and useless zoning boards.

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Virginia: Saudi-born Muslim infiltrated Navy, leaked plans to sink new U.S. aircraft carrier

…fortunately it wasn’t to Egypt as he thought but to an Arabic-speaking undercover agent. Let’s hope the agent isn’t doing double-time too. Navy infiltrator

via Navy engineer tried to leak plans for new aircraft carrier to Egypt, U.S. says – The Washington Post.

A Naval engineer was charged Friday with trying to leak drawings of the military’s new aircraft carrier to the Egyptian government, not knowing that he was dealing with an undercover FBI agent.

Federal authorities alleged in court filings that Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Va., gave computer drawings of the USS Gerald R. Ford to an agent posing as an Egyptian intelligence officer and talked about where to shoot the vessel to sink it. He was charged with attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data and was ordered held after an initial appearance Friday in federal district court in Norfolk.

Awwad’s alleged plot was a startling one, potentially threatening the security of a carrier that officials have hailed as a technological marvel. The ship — which will weigh 100,000 tons and hold 4,660 staffers and 75 aircraft — is expected to cost $13 billion to complete. It is being built in Virginia.

Authorities alleged in court filings that Awwad, a civilian who worked in the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, had a secret clearance and that some of the materials he provided to the undercover agent were not supposed to be released to non-U.S. citizens, or contained technical data that was subject to U.S. export laws. The court filings stated that Awwad was born in Saudi Arabia but had married a U.S. citizen in Cairo in 2007 and went about becoming a U.S. citizen then.

It is unclear why authorities first became concerned with Awwad, but in September, an undercover agent speaking in Arabic and identifying himself as “Yousef” from Washington, D.C., called the engineer and asked to meet at a park in Hampton, Va., according to a search warrant affidavit.

Awwad, who had been working at the Norfolk shipyard since February and had the secret clearance for only about a month, agreed to meet without asking for any more information, authorities alleged in the affidavit.

The events that transpired in the following months seem drawn from the pages of a spy novel. Awwad told the agent he wanted to use his Navy position to help give military technology to Egypt, according to the affidavit. The pair met at the Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, Va., and used a dead-drop location — a secret hole in the ground off a secluded hiking trail where each could leave materials for the other to find — to avoid law enforcement detection, according to the affidavit.

They also exchanged pay-as-you-go phones and agreed to code their ­e-mails. Awwad, for example, used the pseudonym “Cathy Jean” and the subject line “Sick” to indicate a problem, according to the affidavit. At one meeting, Awwad flashed a .45-caliber handgun, according to the affidavit.

Awwad described to the agent a plan he had to bug his computer so that he could copy restricted materials without drawing attention, according to the affidavit. But authorities allege he also used more old-fashioned methods. At one point, he asked the agent for money to buy a pinhole camera, and he was spotted in his office at the shipyard using what appeared to be a pocket camera to take photos of an aircraft carrier’s design schematics, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit describes at least 10 drawings of the USS Ford that Awwad gave to the undercover agent.

A spokeswoman for Huntington Ingalls Industries, which is building the USS Ford, declined to comment for this story, referring inquiries to the Navy. A spokesman for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard said he was unable to comment immediately, and another Navy spokesman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

No lawyer was listed for Awwad in court records, and relatives could not immediately be located.

 More: Saudi-born US naval engineer allegedly gave undercover agent info on how to sink carrier

The affidavit says Awwad was born in Saudia Arabia and married a U.S. citizen in Cairo in 2007. After his marriage he took steps to become an American citizen.

The court papers also say the Navy hired Awwad to work in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s nuclear engineering and planning department in February and that he got a security clearance in August.

The FBI sting began in September when the undercover contacted Awwad. The court papers do not say why Awwad became a target.

During their first meeting in a park in Hampton, Va., Awwad explained to “Yousef” that he intended to use his position to obtain military technology for use by the Egyptian government, including but not limited to, the designs of the USS Gerald Ford nuclear aircraft carrier.

“Awwad agreed to conduct clandestine communications with the undercover FBI agent by email and unattributable telephones and to conduct ‘dead drops’ in a concealed location in the park,” the Justice Department said in a press release, cited by the Navy Times.

At the Oct. 9 meeting Awwad asked for $1,500 to buy a tiny camera to enable him to photograph restricted material around the shipyard, according to the affidavit.

On Oct. 23, Awwad retrieved $3,000 in cash left at the dead-drop location. He left behind a container with an external hard drive and two passport photos. The FBI later collected the containers.

The day after Thanksgiving Awwad was observed in his Navy office holding what appeared to be aircraft design schematics which he placed on the floor and photographed.

The Pilot said the USS Ford is the lead ship in the Navy’s new class of carriers. The Ford stands 25 stories high and is three football fields long.

Retired rear admiral Fred Metz, head of the Navy’s carrier and air station program until 1991, told the paper its bad enough for the schematics of any Navy vessel to be given away.

“But it’s worse to give away the Ford’s,” he said. “There is a whole lot of new technology on it we haven’t seen before.”

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