Boston: Muslim in jihad plot indicted on weapons charges, but not terrorism

This was the great July 4th ISIS threat? And not even a single terrorism related charge (despite the incorrect WWLP article title)? Was all the July 4 terror hype just government fear-mongering to obscure Obama’s other agendas? via Adams man indicted on terrorism charges | WWLP.com.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP/WWLP) — A Boston police captain’s son who authorities say plotted a terrorist attack in support of the Islamic State group has been indicted on weapons and assault charges in western Massachusetts.

Federal prosecutors said a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Springfield on Thursday indicted 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo of Adams, Massachusetts. The indictments had been expected after Ciccolo’s arrest July 4.

Authorities said Ciccolo plotted to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and was arrested after he received four guns he ordered from a government witness. Prosecutors said Ciccolo also stabbed a nurse with a pen at a jail after his arrest, resulting in the assault charge.

Ciccolo’s lawyer, David Hoose, says his client denies all the allegations and will plead not guilty next week.


He’ll get maybe ten years of sharia-compliant, jihadist ideology training…at taxpayer expense. By then the jihad in America should be in full swing.

Click Here to read the full indictment.

BOSTON – An Adams man has been charged in an Indictment in connection with a plot to engage in terrorism on behalf of ISIL. A grand jury in U.S. District Court in Springfield indicted Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 23, on one count of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and one count of assault with a deadly weapon and causing bodily injury to a person assisting an officer of the United States in the performance of official duties. The latter charge stems from Ciccolo’s alleged attack of a nurse during a jail intake process after his arrest.

 

Ali Al Amriki

Ali Al Amriki

Florida Gun Supply Won’t Train Terror-linked CAIR (Video)

…after learning that CAIR has been named a terrorist organization. An update to Thursday’s post, via @FLGunSupply.


New information has been presented about CAIR. We simply cannot in good faith train any member of this organization with firearms.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

It would be irresponsible for me to meet with, or train, any member of cair.


More reading materials – all listed neatly on the sidebar of our home page – for those not aware of terror group CAIR:


PS: Is @FLGunSupply an NRA member and/or supporter…considering the NRA has a terror-linked member on their Board of Directors?

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Two former Gitmo prisoners arrested in Belgium on terror charges

via Two former Gitmo detainees arrested in Belgium – CNNPolitics.com.

Two former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba were arrested by Belgian police in a counterterrorism operation targeting a recruiting network for al Qaeda in Syria.

They were arrested Wednesday night along with three others as they were about to break into a house to raise funds in the town of Hoboken, near Antwerp, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN.

“We have dismantled a serious recruiting network for Syria,” the official told CNN.

One of the former Guantanamo Bay detainees was Moussa Zemmouri, 37, a Moroccan national born in Antwerp, Belgian federal prosecutors announced Friday. The other was an Algerian identified as Soufiane A., who prosecutors believe spent time in Syria.

Both have been charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group and all five have been charged with attempted armed robbery.

Zemmouri was released from Guantanamo in 2005 and authored a book “Innocent at Guantanamo” after returning to Belgium. His case was featured prominently by the UK Muslim prisoner advocacy group CAGE, which has long maintained that he has no links to terrorism.

According to a 2003 detainee assessment file posted by the WikiLeaks website, Zemmouri was transferred to U.S. custody after he was detained by Pakistani police when fleeing Afghanistan after the beginning of the U.S. bombing campaign in autumn 2001.

The document alleged he had trained in the al Qaeda-sponsored Derunta training camp in Khost, Afghanistan. It said “sensitive reporting also indicates that detainee is a high-ranking member of the Theological Commission of the Moroccan Islamic Fighting Group (MIFG).”

According to the Belgian official, Zemmouri was put under observation after his return to Belgium. Belgian security services suspect he provided theological encouragement to several former members of the al Qaeda affiliated MIFG who left to fight jihad in Syria after they completed prison sentences in Belgian jails.

The official said there was no indication the group was plotting an attack in Belgium.

Efforts to immediately reach an attorney for Zemmouri were unsuccessful.

Belgian officials know of the identity of more than 300 extremists who have traveled from Belgium to join jihadi groups in Syria.


Meanwhile, Obama in ‘final stages’ of planning Gitmo closing.

Chattanooga: Muslim Terrorist Researched Islamic Martyrdom Before Jihad Attack

The only thing surprising about this information is the source: The New York Times. They muddle the article enough to obscure reality and the divine inspiration common among all jihadists: ISLAM. Starting with the headline, Chattanooga Gunman Researched Islamic Martyrdom, Officials Say.

Counterterrorism investigators have uncovered evidence the gunman [Mohammod Abdulazeez] who killed five service members last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., searched the Internet in the days leading up to the attack for Islamic materials about whether martyrdom would lead to forgiveness for his sins, like drunkenness and financial debt, according to law enforcement officials.

Investigators believe that one of the crucial factors in his radicalization may have been an uncle who lives in Jordan. The uncle, who is an American citizen and hosted Mr. Abdulazeez during a trip lasting several months to Jordan last year, has been detained there since Friday and interrogated by Jordanian intelligence officers. F.B.I. agents have been dispatched to Jordan to question him while other investigators in the United States are seeking to interview his associates.

Abdulazeez stayed at the home of his uncle, his mother’s brother, in East Amman, Jordan, for several months last summer, said the uncle’s lawyer, Abed al-Kader Ahmad al-Khateeb. Mr. Abdulazeez went to Jordan to work with the uncle, As’ad Ibrahim As’ad Haj Ali, at his mobile-phone company, the lawyer said. The uncle, the lawyer continued, was not involved with Islamic extremists known as salafis.

“I want to tell you, Mohammod is not religious, and is not belonging to any group,” Mr. Khateeb said in an interview in his Amman office Tuesday night. “I specialize in salafi movements, and this guy has no record with the salafis, not him or his uncle.”

Odd, he blogged about Islam and quoted the Koran before waging jihad.

The lawyer said Jordanian intelligence officials contacted the uncle Thursday, shortly after the deadly attack at a Naval Reserve center, and asked him to come to their headquarters. He was released that day, called back the next morning, was released again and then was arrested later Friday at his home, Mr. Khateeb said. He added that Jordanian officers had “confiscated all the mobiles and all the laptops.”


More from ABC:

Monday U.S. officials told ABC News that in 2013 Abdulazeez did online research for militant Islamist “guidance” on committing violence. The Internet searches were discovered on electronic devices such as his smartphone analyzed over the weekend by the FBI Lab in Quantico, Virginia, several counter-terrorism officials confirmed to ABC News.


If the uncle is an American citizen, does he have a wife or wives in the U.S.? Children?

And what happened to the 3 other Muslims who went practice shooting before the Chattanooga attack?

And what about the woman/women arrested at the jihadists home the day of the shooting?

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Is there an investigative journalist anywhere asking real questions for the American public?

New Orleans: Pakistani-born cabbie gets just 5 years for raping passed out passenger

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via Former Yellow Cab driver sentenced to 5 years for 2013 kidnapping, rape of passenger | NOLA.com.

A former Yellow Cab driver who admitted kidnapping and raping a young woman who passed out in his taxi two years ago was sentenced Tuesday (July 21) to serve five years in prison.

Sohail Khan, a 42-year-old born in Lahore, Pakistan, pleaded guilty as charged to one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of simple rape, avoiding a scheduled trial before Orleans Parish Criminal District Judge Ben Willard.

Khan faced sentences of 5 to 40 years on the kidnapping count and up to 25 years on the rape charge. But his guilty plea, which spared the out-of-state victim from returning to testify in Louisiana, won a lighter sentence from the judge. Khan was sentenced to two years on the rape count, to run concurrently with a five-year sentence for second-degree kidnapping. The first two years of the sentence will be served without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, Willard ordered.

According to court documents, Khan’s victim – now 22 – was made aware of the plea and sentence and did not object.

New Orleans police said the woman, then 20, hailed Khan’s taxi around 3 a.m. on May 2, 2013, after leaving a bar near Lyons and Tchoupitoulas streets in the Irish Channel. The woman told investigators she gave Khan her destination but passed out in the back seat of the taxi. She said she awoke at an unknown location to find Khan raping her in the cab’s back seat.

The woman had difficulty recalling Khan’s name or even the cab company that had picked her up. But investigators said several other cab drivers contacted authorities in the days after the reported sexual assault, telling them that Khan had been “soliciting assistance from them over the last few days on how to delete camera footage from the in-car camera.”

After developing Khan as a suspect, detectives worked with former New Orleans Taxicab Bureau Director Malachi Hull to bring Khan in for questioning and to view GPS data and footage from his in-car camera, devices only required in city taxis since 2012.

Khan’s arrest warrant said the footage showed the woman as a passenger in his cab on the morning in question, shows the cab arriving at a location the woman did not request – the 7600 block of Plum Street – and caught Khan covering the lens of the in-car camera after he parked.

Khan had previous run-ins with the law. In June 2010, he was booked with extortion and false imprisonment after authorities said he threatened a Texas tourist and refused to let her out of his taxi unless she paid a 10 percent tip for her ride from a downtown hotel to the Louis Armstrong International Airport. His taxi bureau permit was temporarily seized after that allegation.

In 2011, Khan was arrested and pleaded guilty to fighting with a patron of his taxi in Jefferson Parish.

Khan will be credited with time served after his rape arrest, roughly three months between when he first was jailed in May 2013 and when he posted a $300,000 bond in August 2013. He was remanded back into custody on Tuesday.

 

Georgia: Note on car near military base: ‘mohammad will show no mercy, attacks will come, death to come to you’

via Chilling Note Found on Car Near Military Base Taking Aim at Service Members

Police are investigating a threatening note left on a car near Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, Wednesday.

The note, found on the windshield of a service member’s car, was turned over to the Cobb County Police Department, which is working with military authorities in its investigation.

“dear american soldier,” the note read in all lowercase. ”death to you coward women child killer and all the american military mohammad will show no mercy on you attacks will come full force death is to come to you.”

The note was found on a car at an office complex near Powers Ferry Road, a news release from police stated, classifying it as a possible terrorist threat. Police noted that the victim might have been targeted because his license plate identified him as a service member.

WAGA-TV reported that the note it featured in its report is a reproduction of one that also is being shared on Facebook.

The note comes a week after a military recruiting center and a base in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were attacked. Four Marines and a sailor were killed in the shooting by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who was killed by police at the site of the second shooting.


Not far from the site of our post earlier this week in Alpharetta.

Obama was forced to order flags lowered in honor of Tennessee jihad victims

Leading from behind as usual. via Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims, after criticism. Or as Pamela Geller wrote, he was shamed into it. Obama has no shame. He has no conscience. He is intentional in everything he does and does not do. Who will stop him?

President Obama has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff at the White House and federal buildings across the country to honor the victims of last week’s shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn., after facing pressure from lawmakers and others.

In a proclamation issued early Tuesday afternoon, Obama said of the Chattanooga victims, “We honor their service. We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We do not give in to fear. You cannot divide us. And you will not change our way of life.”

He ordered flags flown at half-staff at the White House and “all public buildings and grounds,” as well as over military posts and naval stations and vessels — until July 25. Flags will be flown at half-staff at U.S. embassies and other overseas diplomatic offices.

The decision comes after congressional leaders ordered flags at the U.S. Capitol lowered to half-staff earlier in the day — that decision fueled questions over why the White House hadn’t yet done the same.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a veteran, earlier released a statement calling it “unconscionable” that the flags had not been lowered, as of Tuesday morning. “The flag and all it represents is sacred to our military, and the President must know that lowering the flag is a signal of honor and respect,” he said.

Shortly afterward, the White House issued its proclamation, following similar instructions for the Capitol by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner.

 “Last week, five brave service members were murdered in a terror attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Out of respect for their courageous service and sacrifice to our nation, flags at the U.S. Capitol are being lowered to half-staff,” Boehner said in a statement.

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