Virginia: 2 Somali Women Convicted for Funding al-Shabaab Terrorists

The title should read “Two More Somali Women” as at least two others have been convicted in the U.S. All are Muslim. Source: Two Women Found Guilty of Providing Material Support to Terrorists | USAO-EDVA | Department of Justice

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two women were convicted today of terrorism crimes related to their material support of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Muna Osman Jama, 36, of Reston, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 46, of Kent, Washington, were found guilty of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization after a bench trial in front of U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga.

In addition to money they transferred in direct support of al-Shabaab, these subjects recruited, solicited, and advised an online group located in multiple countries as to how and where to transfer funds to this terrorist organization,” said Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “In coordination of the group, these subjects would then track and facilitate donations to ensure the money was received by their co-conspirators located in Nairobi and Somaliland. Today’s guilty verdicts send a message that facilitation of financial support to a designated terrorist organization equates to terrorist activity itself.”

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Jama and Dhirane sent money to financiers of al-Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya, which they referred to respectively as the “Hargeisa side” and the “Nairobi side.”  The defendants also organized what was called a “Group of Fifteen,” which included women from Somalia, Kenya, Egypt, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The “Group of Fifteen” met regularly in a private chatroom that Jama established to organize and track monthly payment of money to the “Hargeisa side,” which was used to finance al-Shabaab military operations in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia, and the “Nairobi side,” which was used to fund two al-Shabaab safehouses.  One of the safehouses was used by al-Shabaab to store weapons and to prepare for attacks.  The other was used to treat al-Shabaab fighters who had been wounded in battle. 

A substantial part of the government’s case consisted of recorded telephone calls and other communications among the “Group of Fifteen.”  These recordings demonstrated that the women had close connections with al-Shabaab leadership and were privy to non-public, inside information concerning al-Shabaab activities.  Jama and Dhirane were recorded as they laughed as the carnage at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi was still taking place.  Dhirane and co-conspirator were also recorded as they laughed at the Boston Marathon Bombing before it became known who committed the attack. 

Jama and Dhirane each face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison when sentenced on January 19, 2017.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:14-cr-230.



Unlike many other terrorist cases, there are no photos of the convicted terrorists? Why is that? Just one old court sketch of Hinda Osman Dhirane. And why didn’t the DOJ or media provide their immigration status? If they are refugees why isn’t deportation an option?

At least three other Muslim women were arrested as part of the jihadi funding scheme – no word on the others.

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A court sketch of Hinda Osman Dhirane

Muslim Immigrant Who Killed 5 at Washington Mall Voted…Illegally (for Hillary)

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Images from Muslim immigrant mass murderer Arcan Cetin’s social media pages

Source: Washington Mall Shooter Illegally Voted | LifeZette

A Turkish immigrant accused of shooting up a mall in Washington State on Sept. 24 registered to vote despite not being a citizen and participated in at least three elections, according to a national ballot-integrity organization.

Police have charged Arcan Cetin, 20, with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in connection with a shooting that left five people dead at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

True the Vote searched records in Cetin’s home county and found only one Arcan Cetin on the voter registration rolls and matched it to his date of birth. That, combined with unnamed Immigration and Customs Enforcement sources telling local media that the defendant was on a citizenship track, indicates that he was illegally registered.

“It’s pretty clear-cut,” said Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the group. “He registered to vote. He voted twice in federal elections.”

The records show that Cetin registered to vote in 2014, in time to cast a ballot in the midterm election that November. Churchwell said Cetin also voted in a local election the following year and then again during the state’s presidential primary earlier this year. It is impossible to determine whether Cetin voted in the Republican or Democratic primary, but Churchwell said his Twitter feed from last year suggested that he was a Hillary Clinton supporter.

True the Vote has sent letters to the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission alerting them of its findings. Churchwell said the penalty for illegal voting, a fine and up to a one-year jail sentence, obviously pales in comparison to the punishment Cetin faces in the murder case. But he said it illustrates vulnerabilities in the U.S. election system.

Under current law, a new voter must swear on the voter registration form under penalty of perjury that he or she is a citizen and eligible to vote. But Churchwell said there is no mechanism for verifying that information.

“That is the only thing that stands between a citizen and non-citizen from registering to vote,” he said.


Read it all for more bad news and the farce that the U.S. has become. 


UPDATE:  Now federal officials are stumbling over themselves and backtracking. 

KING 5 learned Thursday that Arcan Cetin, the 20-year-old who killed five people at Cascade Mall on Sept. 23, is in fact a U.S. citizen.

For days after the shooting, Cetin was described by local and federal law enforcement as being a permanent U.S. resident. He immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey when he was a child, after his mother married an American citizen.

On Thursday, a federal official told KING that further investigation revealed that Cetin is a naturalized U.S. citizen. That means he was legally registered to vote.

KING’s initial story on Sept. 28 questioned state officials about how Cetin could register and vote without being a citizen.


The feds can’t even keep their immigrant statuses correct and the fact remains that illegals can register and vote as noted in the original article.

If you want to become a poll watcher, go to True the Vote’s site and click on your state.

Washington mall shooter who killed 5 is immigrant from Turkey & Hillary Clinton supporter (updated)

Suspect in mall shooting arrested; community mourns victims

BURLINGTON, Skagit County — Tips and surveillance video led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Oak Harbor man in connection with Friday’s deadly shooting at the Cascade Mall, authorities said Saturday night.

The suspect, identified as Arcan Cetin, was arrested Saturday evening as he walked along a street in Oak Harbor. Cetin will be turned over to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, according to Island County authorities.

Cetin was identified as a suspect from tips and after police examined surveillance video from the Burlington mall and saw a car connected to him, Mount Vernon Police Department Lt. Chris Cammock said during a news conference late Saturday night. Skagit County authorities alerted the Island County Sheriff’s Office, which arrested Cetin around 6:30 p.m., he said.

Cammock said Cetin has not been charged. He will be booked into the Skagit County Jail, he said.

He is expected to appear in Skagit County District Court on Monday.

A man who answered the door at the home of Cetin’s parents declined to comment on Saturday.

Skagit County court records show Cetin has a criminal record that included three domestic-violence assault charges in both Burlington and Island County, with the victim identified as Cetin’s stepfather. He also was arrested for drunken driving.

Island County District Court records show that Cetin was told by a judge on Dec. 29 that he was not to possess a firearm.


More on the victims at the link above. It was reported elsewhere but unconfirmed, that one of the victims was Cetin’s ex-girlfriend and her grandmother. That can’t be true based on the profiles of the victims.

The identity of the youngest victim, Sarai Lara, 16 — a cancer survivor and high school sophomore — was confirmed by her mother. The other victims were Belinda Galde, 64, and her mother, 95-year-old Beatrice Dotson, and Shyla Martin, a 52-year-old Macy’s makeup counter employee. Chuck Eagan, a Boeing maintenance worker, was also shot while helping his wife flee the store. He was airlifted from the scene and died later at a hospital.


The shooter wasn’t Hispanic as was also reported widely by the media. Seattle PI confirms he is from Turkey, a rapidly Islamizing country:

Cetin, who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey, is a legal permanent resident who has been living in Oak Harbor, authorities said. He had been arrested once before in the county for assault, Hawley said.

USA Today reports:

The man accused of fatally shooting five people at a mall in Burlington, Wash., was held without bond Sunday and faces five counts of first-degree murder, according to jail records.

The motive for  the shooting that killed four women and a man remained unclear. Cetin’s ex-girlfriend used to work at the store but hasn’t in several months and lives in another county.


As the search for a motive continues, Homeland Security Chair: ‘Good Chance’ Mall Shooting is Islamic Terror.

McCaul: Well, I think there was a good chance it could be. I know right now law enforcement, FBI is playing it safe, saying there are no links to terrorism. That’s true at least from the evidence so far. I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out more details about this individual, as well as we did Mr. [Ahmad Khan] Rahami.


The first evidence that he is a Muslim or comes from a Muslim family is presented by Freedom Daily:

Arcan Cetin’s Facebook page which shows he lists himself as originally coming from Turkey.

The shooter who killed 4 females and one male made reference to being a Hillary supporter Tweeting this out last year.

Cetin also follows the ultra-liberal TV show, “The Young Turks.”

Cetin’s Tumblr page (which is named “arcanmotherrussiavodkaak47”) contained a post with the word SubhanAllah which in Arabic means “Glory be to God.” Cetin asked his followers to “reblog” his post to see how many people would recite the phrase.

Arcan Cetin also posted a comment on a picture of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that another Tumblr user had posted. The user who posted the picture goes by the name of “meowfraulein.” Strangely, Cetin’s picture is on the account. Cetin’s comment was, “My main dude, Abu Bakr al big daddy.” Now we know he supported terrorists.

Cetin’s mother (or grandmother) is seen in several pictures on Facebook wearing a traditional Muslim head scarf.


And to top it all off:

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Washington: Muslim refugee attacks woman and cop, then shot dead (video)

But the Dept. of Homeland Security – created to protect Americans from Islamic terrorists – is pimping full-time for Muslim refugees.

dhs-dawahSource: Man shot, killed by police officer in Kelso identified as 27-year-old transient | OregonLive.com  h/t Atlas Shrugs

The man shot and killed by a police officer Wednesday in Kelso has been identified as a 27-year-old homeless man who has connections to Spokane.

A Kelso police officer fatally shot Omer Ismail Ali after Ali allegedly attacked a gas station clerk, customer and the officer with a walking stick, the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Ali died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the results of an autopsy performed Friday.

Ali, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan as a refugee in 2013, also suffered a “gunshot wound of the jaw and neck,” deputies said.

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Warning: This video contains graphic content.

Ali tried to shoplift from a Flying K gas station food mart in West Kelso shortly after 8 a.m., deputies said. They said the store’s clerks told him to leave, and he threatened them and walked away. The Kelso officer, John Johnston, arrived shortly thereafter to take a report.

As Johnston and one of the clerks were reviewing surveillance footage in an office, Ali returned to the store and began hitting a clerk and a customer with the stick, authorities said.

Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson said in a news conference Wednesday that Johnston tried to intervene but was struck in the head. Johnston was also injured in the arm and leg, police said. Johnston then shot Ali.

Johnston is a 22-year member of the Kelso Police Department, deputies said. Johnston, the clerk and the customer were taken to a hospital, and each of them were treated and released.

The encounter was Ali’s second at the Flying K that morning, deputies said. They said he showed up at the store around 1:10 a.m., toting a flat board, and was told to leave by police and employees. Police took the board.

Police also contacted him twice between the Flying K altercations, deputies said. They said officers had contacted Ali or received reports about him multiple times since Saturday.

Ali was arrested Saturday in Cougar, Washington, for allegedly driving with a suspended license, deputies said. They said the car, a rental, had been stolen in Washington’s Whatcom County.

Deputies said he had a pair of non-extraditable, misdemeanor warrants out of Spokane and Blaine, Washington.


 

Washington: Muslim “Refugee” Who Raped Grade-School Girl Flees to Dubai Days Before Trial

How many other Muslim migrant rapes of American girls have there been? h/t Atlas who has many more questions and commentary on this injustice.

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Source: Kennewick child rape suspect boards plane to Dubai days before trial in Benton County | Tri-City Herald

  • Arrest warrant issued after no-show in court
  • Grade-school girl ready to testify

A 49-year-old man reportedly boarded a flight for the United Arab Emirates two days before he was to stand trial in Kennewick on charges of raping and molesting a grade-school girl.

A nationwide arrest warrant was issued this week for Khalid A. Fathey after he was a no-show at his Benton County Superior Court trial.

The U.S. Marshals Service then discovered that Fathey left Seattle on July 23 on a plane bound for Dubai, said Deputy Prosecutor Anita Petra.

She did not know if it was a one-way ticket or round trip.

Fathey was free on his personal recognizance since being charged with the sex crimes in May 2015. He now faces a new charge of bail jumping.

Judge Vic VanderSchoor waited 1  1/2 hours Monday — in case Fathey had car trouble or another problem — before calling off the trial, releasing the jurors and ordering the arrest warrant.

Judge Vic VanderSchoor released Muslim refugee rapist

“Needless to say, the victim’s family was very upset by the news,” Petra told the Herald. “They wanted justice in this case and for this case to be over.”

Needless to say, the victim’s family was very upset by the news. They wanted justice in this case and for this case to be over.

Anita Petra, Benton County deputy prosecutor

Kennewick attorney Kevin Holt, who was hired by Fathey, said he met with his client for about eight hours on July 21 and then prepared for the trial.

“He assured me that he would be here Monday morning,” Holt said.

Fathey’s brother showed up at Holt’s office as scheduled at 8 a.m. and the two headed to court, but they never heard from Fathey.

Holt said he has not seen an actual report from the Marshals Service that his client fled the country. The brother is supposed to call him with an update on Wednesday afternoon.

Holt said his client is from northern Iraq. Fathey had been in the military and worked with the United States government after the 2003 invasion, he said.

Since Fathey was no longer welcome in Iraq under the new regime, he sought political asylum and came to the United States with his wife and children as political refugees, Holt said.

Fathey and his wife were paid by the state for four years to be full-time caregivers for a Tri-City woman who had medical issues, he said.

Fathey contends the sex crimes did not happen and were made up by the girl’s family. Fathey and his family had to move to Spokane from Kennewick about six months ago because they were afraid for their safety in the Tri-Cities, especially after someone reportedly set fire to their car, said Holt.

“It really is a sad situation where our system has gotten so biased that a person has to fear for his life and would run, as opposed to face justice,” Holt said.

Prosecutors allege the girl’s mother became suspicious in December 2014 when she found the girl and Fathey together, and Fathey “appeared nervous.”

The girl later disclosed to her mother that Fathey allegedly kissed her and touched her sexually several times over a six-month period. Fathey “told (the girl) never to tell or she was going to get in trouble,” documents said.

Before the police were involved, Fathey called his religious leader, who had them sit down together with the girl’s parents, court documents said. Fathey admitted to the inappropriate touching but would not elaborate, documents said.

The girl’s mother fainted during the meeting, and police were called.

Fathey is charged with one count of first-degree rape of a child and two counts of first-degree child molestation. All three counts include the aggravating circumstance that he used a position of trust to commit the crimes.

If somebody sees Fathey in the Tri-Cities, they are asked to call Benton County dispatch at 509-628-0333.

People who have information to pass on about Fathey or the case are encouraged to call the Kennewick Police Department at 509-585-4208.

Seattle: Mental hospital escapee fixated on ISIS, studied Arabic, planned bombing

 

Source: Western State escapee intrigued by Islamic State group, planned to blow up state building | The Seattle Times

A patient accused of torturing a woman to death and who later escaped from a troubled Washington state psychiatric hospital also had a fascination with the Islamic State group and planned to blow up a state building, newly released documents revealed.

Detectives who investigated Anthony Garver’s escape from Western State Hospital south of Tacoma in April also found that he previously had threatened to kill a federal judge and had been caught with bomb-making materials.

Despite an extensive criminal history and a pattern of evading authorities, Garver lived in a ground-floor room at the hospital, where he spent five months loosening his window frame before escaping through it April 6 with another violent patient.

It took almost two hours for hospital officials to report the escape to Lakewood police — a delay that concerned officers and detectives working the case, according to police reports acquired by The Associated Press.

Garver’s head start allowed him to hop a bus across the state to Spokane, where he used self-described survivalist skills to hide from authorities for two days. He was caught hiding in the woods near his mother’s home — the same area where he was found with dozens of rounds of assault-rifle ammunition in 2006.

The other patient was found in a nearby city the next day.

Garver, 28, was released last week from a federal detention center, where he was undergoing a mental-competency evaluation, the Bureau of Prisons website said. It was not clear where he was now, but a federal hearing on his evaluation is set for Aug. 11 in Spokane.

After his escape, police discovered that Garver was a serious public-safety threat.

“Garver was reported to be ‘very smart,’ and had tried to learn Arabic in the past, as he had a fascination” with the Islamic State group, Officer Ken Devaney wrote in a report. “He had disclosed wanting to live in the woods, and having a ‘survivalist’ nature.”

The federal government had a warrant for Garver “because of a charge for threatening to blow up a state building and threatening to kill a federal judge and prosecutor,” Devaney said. And during a previous arrest, Garver “had bomb making materials in his possession.”

The documents don’t reveal his targets but give more details about the escape. Garver’s psychologist, Dr. Mallory McBride, said Garver’s roommate knew about the plan.

 

Portland State Univ Students Offer To Donate to HAMAS Terrorists (video)

Source: Portland State University Students Offer To Donate To Terrorists Who Want To Blow Up Cafes And Schools

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz, posing as a worker for “American Friends For Hamas,” made a series of provocative statements to students walking on the campus of Portland State University recently, including:

  • “We’re not your father’s terrorist organization, we’ve kind of evolved beyond that.”
  • “We want to fund operations against Israel and the types of attacks we’re talking about are cafes and schools, you know, soft targets.”
  • “Cafes and schools — soft targets. You know, make them feel it.”
  • “The suicide bomber’s all we’ve got. It’s kind of like the poor man’s F-15.”
  • “We want to wipe Israel off the map.”

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