Seattle: Somali Muslims want teacher fired for showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons

I.e., they want sharia…enforced. ASAP.

Muslim occupier who wants 1st Amendment amended

via Somali protestors demand teacher resign over Mohammed cartoons – The Seattle Globalist.

Controversy over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed hit home in Seattle recently, culminating in a protest outside of southend refugee service provider on Friday.

A group of Somali Americans gathered outside the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to demand the resignation of a teacher who showed the cartoons to her teenage students on the day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

“We’re not gonna be silent when it’s something that’s not right,” said Hassan Aden, who was one of between 15 to 20 people who attended the protest. “We’re trying to show that we’re not happy with what she did.”

The teacher, Deepa Bhandaru, recently earned her Ph.D from the UW Political Science department, and works for ReWA teaching a free class on world affairs for youth, where she showed the cartoons during a lesson on free speech and religious pluralism.

A post by the Stranger (where Bhandaru has written a number of film reviews and other articles) came to her defense, saying that she’d already sent lengthly letters of apology to her colleagues at ReWA and to a local mosque attended by some of her Somali students.

When protesters arrived Friday afternoon the ReWA offices were shuttered, with all staff gone for the day, and an official statement taped to the door (posted in full below).

Shahzad Qadri, a member of ReWA’s board of directors said the decision to close was based on fears for the safety of the staff, following incidents of vandalism early in the week.

“A lot of teenagers in our community were very angry and frustrated,” said Fatma Yessef, who attended the protest with her daughter Sumaya. “We told them we have to vent our frustration in a peaceful, nice way and say ‘you cannot do this to our prophet.’”

Like Yessef, many at the protest said they’d lived in the U.S. for decades and emphasized that they embraced American values of freedom of speech and religion. But more than one participant said they felt that showing the cartoons to youth had crossed a line, and insisted that they would only be satisfied if Bhandaru were fired.

Qadri said the decision about Bhandaru’s future at ReWA would be made based on an ongoing internal investigation, the results of which would be public.

For Yessef, who said she’s know Bhandaru several years, the apologies were too little too late.

“She should respect us as much as we respect her — her religion, her personality,” she said. “I don’t want to disrespect anybody for the way they are…I don’t think it’s free speech to talk about somebody’s religion, somebody’s beloved prophet like that.”


Did the teacher flee to India fearing for her life? More: Demonstration at Refugee Center After Longtime Teacher Prints Charlie Hebdo Cartoons for a Discussion About Religion and Expression

Bhandaru apologized and explained herself in two letters: a 2,300-word one to her colleagues (in which she said the workshop itself went well, with students generally agreeing that “sometimes one person’s freedom might offend another person, but that’s the price we pay to be free”) and a 500-word letter to the Abu-Bakr Islamic Center. “I have reached out to all of the Muslim youth in my program and their parents, apologizing and guaranteeing them that I will never make this mistake again,” the second letter stated. “I am not the enemy here.”

On Friday, Jan 16, an hour after Bhandaru took a flight to India, the Somali staff at ReWA staged a demonstration at the main office. They claimed that the multi-ethnic agency—which provides services in 37 languages at 10 different locations around the city—discriminated against Somalis and Muslims and chanted “Deepa’s gotta go.”

Bhandaru says none of her students, nor the parents of her students, were unduly upset by the workshop—and that the demonstrators, many of whom aren’t fully proficient in English, may not have been told the full story. “They’ve been manipulating the fact that the people don’t speak the language,” she said of the organizers. “The parents who are upset aren’t the parents of my kids. They’re trying to gain power politically, and maybe gain power within the agency.”

Bhandaru—who acquired a Ph.D in political theory and was given an “excellence in teaching” award from the University of Washington—is currently on paid leave while the agency “investigates” the matter. Because ReWA is partially funded by city money, city investigators may become involved as well.

“Unfortunately, freedom of speech is always used as the fig leaf when people are bashing Muslims,” says Jeff Siddiqui, head of American Muslims of Puget Sound. “If this was a deliberate act of provocation, I’d say fire her. Absolutely. But if now the person gets it and is contrite, I don’t see why, because then we’d lose a good teacher.”

After the first demonstration, one of Bhandaru’s students—named Munira, a devout Muslim from the Oromo community—sent her a text: “That’s just sad that you are trying to help them, they use that against you,” she wrote. “I will pray for you for this drama to be over. It’s just really sad seeing Muslim nowadays acting this way.”


h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch who writes:

Be sure to have a look at the most recent Form990 for Refugee Women’s Alliance just one of the hundreds of contractors and subcontractors living off the taxpayers to help the ‘stranger’.    In 2013 its total income (p. 9) was $5.5 million and $4.4 million came from government grants. It reaped another $600,000 from child care income (some of that was probably subsidized by taxpayers too)!

What is wrong with this picture—we pay to feed, clothe, house and educate them and get a kick in the teeth as a reward!

Seattle: Muslim arrested for threats to kill Ferguson police officer

When will Michael Brown’s stepfather be arrested?Jaleel-Tariq-Abdul-Jabbar

h/t Atlas Shrugs who notes:

The relentless cries by  designated terror groups CAIR, ISNA and foreign terror groups like ISIS to wage jihad in Ferguson nearly took one of our finest.

via Feds: Kirkland man arrested for threats to kill Ferguson officer | Breaking News | KOMO News.

SEATTLE (AP) – A man was arrested Tuesday on federal charges of posting Internet threats against a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, after a black teenager was shot and killed.

Defendant Jaleel Tarik Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, of Kirkland began posting threats on Facebook soon after the shooting of Michael Brown, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint includes FBI Special Agent Brett Grover saying, “the threats relate to the widely publicized events of Aug. 9 during which Officer D.W. fatally shot Michael Brown.”

The complaint does not specifically name then-Officer Darren Wilson as the victim of the threats. It’s a policy to withhold the names of victims in such cases, said Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.

Wilson later resigned from the Ferguson Police Department.

Abdul-Jabbaar made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court and was appointed a federal public defender. The judge set a detention hearing for Friday.

On Aug. 30, Abdul-Jabbaar posted, “we really need to start killing the police … OOooopppss I mean our oppressors,” the complaint said.

Federal prosecutors said Abdul-Jabbaar posted inflammatory messages for months that called on others to join him on a trip to Ferguson to “give back the bullets” that were fired at Brown.

Acting U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes said Americans have a right to speak out about current events and criticize the government, but “our freedom of speech does not, however, extend to making threats to kill or injure law enforcement officers.”

Abdul-Jabbaar is facing three counts of making interstate threats. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Complaint here.


Obama and major media are silent. Just as they are on the murder in Little Bosnia by black teens on a white man: Teen Thugs on the Loose After Fatal Hammer Attack on St. Louis Street.

Seattle: Muslim who killed 4 Americans in jihad attacks may have been groomed in barber shop

A Muslim barber shop next to a mosque. Ali Muhammad stated his killing of at lest four Americans was “vengeance” for military ops in Islamic world.

via Murder suspect on personal jihad may have been groomed in Seattle barber shop

Details of Ali Muhammad Brown’s life in crime and connections to radical Islam prior to the killings of a college student in New Jersey and three other men in Washington state since April 2014 is under renewed scrutiny. After his arrest in July, Brown, 29, told detectives from both states that he “was engaged in jihad” and referred to the specific murder of one victim, Brendan Tevlin, as a “just kill.”

Two former FBI agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force, or JTTF, revealed for the first time on a Fox News special, “Greta Investigates: The Lone Wolves of Terror,” that they believe Ali Muhammad Brown may have traveled to one of the first terrorist training camps on U.S. soil when he was a teenager.

Former FBI agents David Rubincam and David Gomez were interviewed by Fox News in Seattle. David Gomez told Fox, “I believe Ali Muhammad Brown at some point traveled to Bly, Ore., prior to his arrest for financial institution fraud.”

The JTTF investigation centered around “Crescent Cuts,” a small barber shop frequented by Brown. The shop was owned by Ruben Shumpert, a convicted drug dealer familiar to Gomez and other members of law enforcement.

“Ruben Shumpert was a prison convert to Islam,” noted Gomez. “He learned to cut hair in prison. Ruben would not only cut hair, but was attempting to indoctrinate a lot of the youth into radical forms of Islam by showing them videos about the 9/11 hijackers and Al Qaeda.”

Gomez added, “in 2004 with Ali Muhammad Brown, what we were looking at was the raising of funds for overseas material support of terrorism. He [Brown] was convicted of fraudulently producing checks, depositing them into accounts and spending the money basically.”

Brown was sentenced to two years in prison, but only served 84 days. He would lead a life of depraved crime and violence. Washington state court records from 2012 obtained by Fox News show Brown was charged with child rape before pleading guilty to three lesser counts of “communication with a minor for immoral purposes.“

Ruben Shumpert went on to fight alongside terrorists.

Where he was whacked. Read it all.

Frank Cilluffo, the director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University told Fox News, “the investigation is still playing out…but in this case I do think he would fit in the category of lone wolf, because he did affiliate with others who were traveling to Somalia and, in this case, Al-Shabaab.”


If he’s affiliating with jihadists how is he a “lone” wolf?

Other than Fox, there is a media blackout on the killing of four Americans by a Muslim who states he was waging jihad.

Wash. State mayor sides with Islamic terror-front group CAIR, boycotts U.S. General

via Dhimmi Mayor Tim Leavitt @leavitt4mayor Caves to Terror Tied Hamas-CAIR, Smears War Hero General Boykin | Atlas Shrugs

The terrorist-tied Hamas group CAIR has been intimidating and bullying the Clark County 13th annual Mayor and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast to cancel their keynote speaker, war hero Lieutenant General William G. Boykin.

Kudos to the Clark County organizers for standing for what’s good and right, and refusing to submit to the sharia and rebuffing the thugs and goons over at the foreign agents at Hamas-CAIR.

But quisling Mayor Tim Leavitt has decided to “boycott” the Clark County 13th annual Mayors’ & Civic Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast to be held October 17, in submission to Islamic supremacist demands. Leavitt defines the term useful idiot.

But General Boykin deserves our gratitude and respect. Does Mayor Leavitt mean to aid and abet Hamas and the jihad against the free world?

Politely email Tim at tim.leavitt@cityofvancouver.us
Tweet at him here @leavitt4mayor

He is either clueless or complicit, but neither is an excuse for this outrage.

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Whitewashing CAIR is whitewashing the Muslim Brotherhood. The evidence against the group is overwhelming.

I have spent years studying the evidence demonstrating that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) is a terrorist organization operating as a front group for Hamas and its affiliated organizations. I have consulted with FBI agents, CIA agents, local law enforcement officers, and attorneys who specialize in national security law. All of these consultations confirm that CAIR was begun as a Hamas front group to carry out the Muslim Brotherhood’s anti-American agenda.

Much, but not all of this evidence, was documented in United States v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development  et al., 3:04-cr-00240-P (N.D. Texas) (“HLF”).  I have personally invested hundreds of hours reading written documented evidence and listening to audio-taped evidence that had been introduced at the trial.

The evidence shows that CAIR is a criminal terrorist organization. This conclusion is shared by the United States government. The Department of Justice named CAIR in the federal criminal trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development,[1] which concluded with multiple guilty verdicts, as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive conspiracy to fundraise for, and otherwise pursue, the terrorist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestine Committee, a public relations and fund raising arm of Hamas in the United States.[2]See generally HLF.[3]  Specifically, CAIR was named as one of the organizations formed by the defendants and co-conspirators to create the appearance of legality in the effort to raise funds and public support for Hamas and its jihad abroad.  As the evidence in the HLF trial demonstrated, these plans were part of the 1993 Philadelphia planning meeting carried out by Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas operatives, a meeting which the FBI secretly recorded pursuant to a lawful court order, the entire transcript of which was introduced into the record at the HLF trial.[4]


See the section on lower left sidebar for links to documents to send to Leavitt and share with others on the terrorist front group CAIR.

Washington: Infidel protests outside mosque, confronted by dhimmi (video)

Jim Jewell, 52, of West Richland confronts Michael Harmon, 28, of Burbank outside the Islamic Center of the Tri-Cities on Bombing Range Road in West Richland. Harmon, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is protesting against the Islamic religion. TRI-CITY HERALD

When Harmon confronted Jewell with facts, shattering Jewell’s Islamophilic platitudes, Jewell got desperate and had to resort to Hitler name-calling (related to the race card). It’s guys like Jewell who allowed Hitler then and Muslims today to kill so many. As Harmon was about to say, Muslims joined Hitler’s army and like Hitler, Muslims seek to kill Jews as outlined in the Koran.

hitler and the mufti al husseini

via Burbank man protests outside Islamic Center in West Richland | The News Tribune.

Harmon said he wasn’t protesting specifically against the Islamic center. He only recently learned there was a mosque in the Tri-Cities.

“It just blew my mind,” he said. “I would expect to see that in Seattle, but not here.”

There might be peaceful Muslims, but they are not fully following the Quran, Harmon said.

Harmon said he contacted West Richland police to make sure it was OK for him to carry a concealed weapon while he protested.

Harmon was allowed to carry his gun in a holster and protest, but police made sure he knew he couldn’t walk into the street or cause a disruption, said Sgt. Duane Olsen.

“He’s got his First Amendment rights, like anybody else,” Olsen said.

Kudos to the police for respecting Harmon’s rights.

Harmon said he heard from several passersby — some supportive, some opposing his views. He said he got in to one verbal confrontation with a Navy veteran who told him that Muslims are good people.

“I just wish everybody would be more supportive of the troops and realize this is still going on,” Harmon said.

Olsen received two calls complaining about Harmon’s protest. He said one caller was cordial and the other hung up after being told that police couldn’t arrest Harmon for a hate crime.

“I explained to him that he wasn’t committing a crime,” Olsen said. “He was emphatic that he was.”

Harmon, who protested for about an hour Monday, said he might return to protest Tuesday and that he plans to picket other Tri-City Islamic facilities.


For future protests, Harmon should reference Naveed Haq, son of a founder of the Islamic Center of the Tri-Cities. Haq was a jihadist who attacked a Seattle Jewish center killing a woman and wounding five others. via ‘Soldier of Islam’ found guilty in ’06 Seattle Jewish center jihad

A King County jury found a 34-year-old Muslim man guilty of charges including aggravated first-degree murder Tuesday in the 2006 shootings at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

In addition to the murder verdict, which carries an automatic life sentence, jurors found Naveed Haq guilty of five counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of unlawful imprisonment and one count of malicious harassment, the state’s hate-crime law.

Haq opened fire in the federation offices on July 28, 2006, killing employee Pamela Waechter, 58, and wounding five others.

“He wanted to kill these women,” senior deputy prosecutor Erin Ehlert told jurors in her closing argument Thursday.

Prosecutors also introduced as evidence audio recordings from 10 phone calls that Haq placed to his family after his arrest. In the calls, recorded by the King County Jail, Haq told his mother he was “a soldier of Islam.”

The mosque protested above was founded by the jihadi’s father:

Haq’s father, Mian Haq, was a founding member of the Islamic Center in this south-central Washington town in 1979 and has been active in the community for decades…

Haq’s parents…moved to the United States from Pakistan in the 1970s

Authorities say Naveen Haq, 30, may have planned his attack on a Seattle Jewish center from the Tri-Cities area of southeastern Washington.

Update: More dhimmi’s plan to stand with the sharia adherents: Students counter Burbank man’s Islamic protest.

Patriots need to support Harmon and join him. He has a Facebook page if anyone has a link.

Seattle Muslim confesses to murder spree: “vengeance” for military ops in Islamic world

Jihad being waged in America.140701_ali_brown_lg

via National security expert on N.J. teen’s alleged killer: He could be charged as a terrorist

The man accused of killing a New Jersey teenager and three other men as retribution for U.S. military action in the Middle East could eventually be charged with terrorism offenses, according to a national security expert.

William C. Banks, Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University, said that if the details of a confession by Ali Muhammad Brown described in court papers filed in Washington state Wednesday are accurate, he could face additional charges at either the state or federal level.

“If he’s got the motivation that he announced he has, which is to extract revenge for the U.S. killing of Muslims in that part of the world, he’s a terrorist,” Banks said. “It’s a matter of motivation.”

Brown, 29, has been in custody at the Essex County Jail in Newark since July 18 on charges related to the murder of Brendan Tevlin, a 19-year-old college student from Livingston who was shot eight times as he drove through West Orange on his way home June 25.

Authorities in Washington have also charged him with a trio of slayings, including the shooting deaths of two gay men in Seattle on June 1, and the death of another man whose body was found on a highway in an unincorporated area outside the city April 27.

Court documents detailing the charges in the April killing, made public on Wednesday, include statements from Brown indicating that he carried out the killings as “vengeance” for the loss of innocent lives killed as a result of American military operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other parts of the Islamic world.

“All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life,” he said, according to the documents.

Banks said that direct references to political motivations could provide prosecutors with adequate grounds to lodge a terrorism charge, though it is unclear if they would be motivated to do so.

New Jersey has a terrorism statute, punishable by up to life in prison for cases resulting in death, which includes crimes intended “to influence the policy or affect the conduct of government by terror.” Washington maintains a similar law, though the existing murder charges against Brown are already sufficient to draw a maximum sentence in either state maximum sentence, including, in Washington’s case, death.

The alleged murders also likely qualify under federal terrorism statues, Banks said. Though the U.S. Department of Justice recently reinstated its Domestic Terrorist Executive Committee, it is generally more focused on obtaining and sharing information on subversive organizations, rather than individuals like Brown, who appears to have acted alone in the majority of his crimes, he said.

Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, said prosecutors have not engaged in any discussions with federal authorities regarding Brown’s case.

The office is currently in discussions on whether to extradite Brown to stand trial in Washington state before beginning proceedings in the Tevlin case. No timeline for a decision has been offered.

via Skyway slaying linked to suspect in 2 Seattle killings | Local News | The Seattle Times.

Ali Muhammad Brown, the convicted sex offender charged with killing two men in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood on June 1, is now suspected of fatally shooting a Skyway man about one month earlier.

Brown, a Muslim who law-enforcement sources say claims to be a jihadi, served federal prison time for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in connection with a plot to defraud several banks.

In that case, between January 2002 and November 2004, Brown and three other men defrauded U.S. Bank, Bank of America, Key Bank, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and Boeing Employees Credit Union by depositing counterfeit and fake checks, then withdrawing funds before the checks were returned, according to charging documents filed in U.S. District Court.

Authorities determined that many of the men involved were supporting terrorism in Somalia.

Previously post on Ali: Seattle: Muslim ex-con executes 2 gays, wanted in Jersey armed robbery

His confession below:

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Seattle: Mere 10 years for Muslim who attempted mass murder at packed Seattle gay club

And prosecutors only wanted 5. via 10 years in prison for Seattle gay club arsonist – seattlepi.com.

The Seattle man who set fire to a popular Capitol Hill club during a New Year’s celebration was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison - twice as long as the term requested by prosecutors.

Facing federal charges in the dangerous but non-injurious blaze, Musab Masmari admitted to starting a fire inside Neighbours Nightclub during the first minutes of 2014.

Masmari was caught on camera setting fire to a rear stairwell at Neighbours, a large, decades-old gay nightclub.

About 15 minutes after midnight, Masmari poured gasoline in a stairway to Neighbours’ balcony and lit the pool of fuel. The fire was quickly doused with a fire extinguisher; there were about 750 people in the club at the time.

Masmari, a California native also known as Musab Musmari, was arrested days later on his way to Sea-Tac Airport after buying a one-way ticket to Turkey.

In a letter to the court, Masmari, 31, explained he’d consumed a bottle of cheap whiskey in the hours before he set the fire. He claims not to remember setting it, though he recognized himself on a surveillance video.

“I do not believe that I am a bad man but when I get drunk I have done bad things,” Masmari said in a letter to the court. “I swear that it is my intent to never drink again.”

Prosecutors offered another motive for the arson – homophobia.

Writing the court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Greenberg said evidence suggests Masmari was motivated by an “intolerable hate.”

“One of Masmari’s close associates was interviewed by investigators and reported that Masmari confided in him that he ‘burned a gay club’ and that he did it because ‘what these people are doing is wrong,’” Greenberg said in court papers.

Greenberg said another person close to Masmari said he had a “general hostility towards homosexuality.”

Attorneys for Masmari Charles Swift and Jeffrey Cohen noted that prosecutors were unwilling to try to prove that hate motivated the arson.

The defense attorneys said the assertion is based on statements made by witnesses who’ve not been identified to the defense. The allegation, Swift and Cohen told the court, has never been proven to reasonable degree.

“Mr. Masmari does not agree that his criminal conduct was fueled by hate,” the defense attorneys said in court papers. “He does, however, agree with the government that his conduct was fueled by substance abuse, and in particular alcoholism.”

Prosecutors and the defense agreed to request a five-year prison term for Masmari. But U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez doubled the term to 10 years in Thursday’s sentencing hearing at the Seattle federal courthouse.

In a statement issued following the sentencing hearing, U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan said Masmari acted out of “ignorance and intolerance.”

“The Court sent a clear message: this conduct cannot be tolerated,” Durkan said.

Surveillance video showed Masmari entering a bar linked to Neighbours by an interior door carrying a one-gallon gas can in a bag. Masmari headed straight into Neighbours, set the fire and then fled through the bar. He was identified as a suspect after police released photos taken from the surveillance video.

The child of well-educated Libyan parents, Masmari was born in Los Angeles while his father was studying film there. He lived most of his life in Libya before coming to Washington in 2008.

As Gil Scott-Heron sang, “There’s people sho’ nuff in the bottle” but anyone in their right mind knows that’s not what caused this Libyan Muslim to firebomb a gay nightclub. The bottle may have only gave the coward the courage to do what Islam teaches.

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