Montana: College officials let 30 Saudi students caught cheating fly home to avoid deportation, charges

via Saudis tried to shield students from scandal at Montana Tech. h/t Diversity’s Dark Side

A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom’s diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved.

The students were in a ring of roughly 30 alleged cheaters at Montana Tech accused of having systematically forged grades by giving presents to a college employee.

The cheating was discovered – and the staffer was fired – following an investigation made public in early 2012, but the memos reveal for the first time that the students were almost all Saudis and that their government booked them flights home following a meeting between college administrators and Saudi diplomats in Washington just before the scandal broke.

A Saudi memo describing the meeting, dated Feb. 3, 2012, and labeled “Secret / Urgent,” says it was Montana Tech Chancellor Donald Blackketter who floated the idea of flying the students out of the United States. The memo goes on to say that an unidentified diplomat at the embassy subsequently “issued travel tickets to those students … to return to the kingdom so they don’t face jail or deportation by the American authorities.”

Reached by phone at his home in Butte, the college’s Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs Douglas Abbott told the Associated Press the Saudi Embassy’s account of the meeting sounded accurate.

“I think that we might’ve recommended that,” he said of the flights. Montana law doesn’t bar the alteration of school records – even in return for gifts – but Abbott said that, at the time, campus authorities believed the students could be arrested or even expelled from the country.

“We didn’t know whether this would happen, whether ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) would show up on the Montana Tech campus,” he said.

Blackketter did not return messages seeking comment.

The Saudi memos reveal that, on Jan. 4, several days before the scandal became public knowledge, Abbott and Blackketter went to the Saudi Embassy in Washington to brief officials there about the cheating allegations.

Abbott told AP that the college had been advised by legal counsel that the Saudi Embassy – which together with Saudi Aramco was sponsoring 33 of the suspected cheaters at Montana Tech – should be told of the issue.

He declined to comment on why his colleague had apparently suggested flying the students out of the country, saying he didn’t remember that aspect of the conversation in any detail.

Abbott said the college’s legal counsel had warned against naming the students or identifying them by nationality. He added that the college notified the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in Montana and even called in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate what he believed were possible crimes.

Officials from both agencies arrived on campus on Jan. 9 for interviews, Abbott said, but no one was ever charged.


Read it all.

Obama is letting them in by the thousands and they are above the law.

 

Kerry sends US diplomat to British school overtaken by hardline Muslims

brancoThe State Dept’s entire agenda is Islam. So it makes sense they send a Muslim to a UK school overtaken by hardline Sunni Muslims. via Trojan Horse school in visit by top US diplomat to improve Muslim relations – Birmingham Mail. h/t Islamist Watch

The man tasked with boosting America’s relationship with Muslim communities across the globe has paid a visit to a Birmingham school at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal.

Shaarik Zafar, US Secretary of State John Kerry’s special representative to Muslim Communities, met with pupils and staff at Park View – one of the five schools plunged in special measures by education watchdog Ofsted in April last year.

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Do they look British?

Back in 2009 we posted on Shaarik Zafar when he was “shaping” policy at DHS.

Park View is battling back after the allegations of a plot by hardline Muslims to take over governing bodies, and is set to change its name to Rockwood Academy in September.

He also joined in a debate with pupils about the role young Muslims can play in British society and the challenges that they face.

One pupil, who did not wish to be named, said: “Some people judge us because of our headscarves but in our eyes we’re British.

Do they look British? The media only refers to them as Asian.

Mr Zafar said he was “thrilled” to meet the pupils at the predominantly Muslim school.

“Muslims are a part of Britain – this is a very British school and I’m honoured to be here,” he added. “Dialogue between communities of all faith is essential – the more we break down barriers and stereotypes the better.

So which is it? A predominantly Muslim school or a very British school?

“Park View is a unique place and the children here have a terrific opportunity to get a first class education, and I look forward to hearing more about the work that this school is doing in the future”.

Adrian Packer, executive headteacher at the school, added: “We are working hard to forge new relationships with other communities.

If it’s a very British school, then why do they need to work hard to forge new relationships with other communities?

“Playing our small part in developing the special relationship between the UK and the US is an exciting prospect for our students.

“Mr Zafar has committed to fostering more links between Park View and other similar schools, businesses and community groups in the US.


Partnering with corrupt, jihad-preaching schools like this one is the last thing American kids need to be involved with. Even Muslim parents say the school was taken over by Islamic radicals and was brainwashing children. So the taxpayer-funded State Dept. sends a Muslim rep to this school? Where school books promote stoning; 6-year-olds taught Western women are ‘white prostitutes’.

In a previous post on the it was revealed that:

…there was a “sustained and coordinated agenda to impose upon children in a number of Birmingham schools the segregationist attitudes and practices of a hardline and politicised strain of Sunni Islam“.

The draft, marked as sensitive, added that: “Left unchecked, it would confine schoolchildren within an intolerant, inward-looking monoculture that would severely inhibit their participation in the life of modern Britain”.

Fire them all.

A few weeks ago, “Mooch” Obama went to a Muslim girls school in one of the U.K.’s notorious Muslim enclaves.

Obama to host Nigeria’s sharia-committed president as 9 sentenced to death for blaspheming Mohammed

via Obama to host Nigeria’s Buhari on July 20: White House – Yahoo News.

(AFP) – US President Barack Obama will welcome his Nigerian counterpart to Washington next month, the White House announced Thursday, a symbolic show of solidarity after the country’s first ever democratic transition.

“President Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House,” on July 20, the White House said.

The visit will mark “our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of power,” a statement added.

Meanwhile, Nigerian court sentences nine to death for blasphemy

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Nine people have been sentenced to death in northern Nigeria after being found guilty of blasphemy, a court clerk and the head of the religious police told AFP on Friday.

The Upper Sharia Court in the city of Kano handed down death sentences to a Sufi Muslim cleric and eight of his followers for remarks they made about the Prophet Mohammed last month.

The comments, made during a religious ceremony, sparked anger and violence in the city.

Court clerk Alhaji Nasuru said the nine, including one woman, were “sentenced to death in accordance with sections 110 and 302 of the Sharia penal code.”

The head of the Kano state Sharia (Islamic law) police, known locally as the Hisbah, welcomed the verdicts.

“We are happy the Sharia court handed the death sentences to the nine people who made the blasphemous statements against the Holy Prophet,” said Aminu Daurawa.

The trial was held in secret to avoid violence, after crowds set fire to a section of the Sharia court on the defendants’ first appearance on May 22.

The judgment still has to be approved by Kano governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, added Daurawa, who warned the sentence should remind Muslims that blasphemy attracts the ultimate penalty.

He also said the risk of violence was high if the nine were released.

“The concern is mobs would take extrajudicial action if these convicts are for whatever reason released because they would certainly kill them when they see them on the streets,” he said.

There was no immediate word on whether the nine would appeal.

Sharia courts in northern Nigeria have handed down death sentences for adultery, murder and homosexuality since they were set up in the early 2000s. But to date, no executions have been carried out.

Twelve states in the mainly Muslim north have the courts, which run parallel to state and federal justice system.


Obama’s boy has clearly stated his desire for sharia in Nigeria:

“I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria,” Mr. Buhari said. “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.”

Top U.S. Commander Reminds Troops To Obey Sharia Law During Ramadan

via U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan | The Weekly Standard.

A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is “committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity.” But he added that soldiers should “become more informed and appreciative of the traditions and history of the people in this region of the world… [R]emember we are guests here and that the host nation is our shoulder-to-shoulder, brothers and sisters in arms, risking their lives for our common cause to defeat terrorism.”

During the 30-day religious celebration of Ramadan, even non-Muslims are expected to obey local laws regarding eating, drinking, and using tobacco in public. Violators can be fined up to $685 or receive two months in jail. A spokesperson for United States Central Command [CENTCOM] said that “we are not aware of any specific instances of anyone being arrested” for such violations.

\For military personnel outside of U.S.-controlled areas, the only exceptions for the rules are for those “performing strenuous labor.” Such personnel are “authorized to drink and consume as much food as they need to maintain proper hydration and energy.” It is unclear what constitutes “strenuous labor” or whether additional exceptions might be made during a heatwave affecting some areas of the region that has taken hundreds of lives.

The report on CENTCOM’s website is accompanied by the following graphic urging military personnel to “respect Ramadan.”


Bring the troops home. Let them protect our borders.

Muslim terrorists kill 39 in Tunisia beach attack; another 164 killed in Syria attack

The month of jihad, celebrated by Hussein Obama at the White House this week, is living up to its deadly reputation. via Tunisia attack on Sousse beach ‘kills 39′ – BBC News.

At least 39 people, mostly foreigners, have been killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, officials say.

Video footage showed the body of a suspected gunman lying in a street.

Tunisians, Britons, Germans, Belgians, French and at least one Irish citizen are among the dead in the attack claimed by Islamic State (IS).

In March militants killed 22 people, mainly foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum in the capital Tunis.

Islamic State said it was behind Friday’s attack. It had urged followers to step up assaults during Ramadan.

Social media accounts close to IS showed pictures of the man they say carried out the killings.

Security officials said a attacker had posed as a swimmer but was carrying a rifle under a parasol. He started shooting on the beach before entering the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba, continuing to shoot as he walked past the pool.

He was then shot dead in an exchange of fire with police, officials said. They said he was a student not previously known to authorities.

Local media reported that a second suspected attacker had been arrested, but this has not been confirmed.

Friday’s attack was the deadliest in Tunisia’s recent history. The country has seen militant Islamists gain strength since the overthrow of long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in a popular uprising in 2011.

One survivor told the BBC how her fiance, a Welsh tourist, had been shot three times as he used his body as a shield.

“He took a bullet for me,” said Saera Wilson. “I owe him my life because he threw himself in front of me when the shooting started.

“It was the bravest thing I’ve ever known. But I just had to leave him under the sunbed because the shooting just kept on coming.

“I ran back, past bodies on the beach to reach our hotel. It was chaos – there was a body in the hotel pool and it was just full of blood.

More Ramadan killing via IS kills 164 civilians in assault on Syria’s Kobane

(AFP) – The Islamic State group killed 164 civilians in its offensive on the Kurdish town of Kobane, in what a monitor Friday called one of the jihadists’ “worst massacres” in Syria.

The killing spree, which took place mostly inside Kobane itself, was widely seen as vengeance for a series of defeats inflicted on the jihadists by Kurdish militia in recent weeks.

At least 120 civilians were killed in a 24-hour rampage on Kobane, and another 26 were executed in a nearby village, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The bullet-riddled bodies of 18 people — including children — were found Friday in the streets of Kobane, the Britain-based Observatory said, adding that they had been shot “at close range”.

“The body of one child bore the impact of five bullets,” it said.

The assault — in which 42 IS fighters and 10 Kurds also died — began Thursday when three IS suicide bombers blew up vehicles at the entrances to Kobane, a symbol of Kurdish resistance.

Women were among civilians whose bodies were found in homes and on the streets, the Observatory said.

“According to medical sources and Kobane residents, 120 civilians were executed by IS in their homes or killed by the group’s rockets or snipers,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Poll of Muslims in U.S. Reveals Ominous Levels Of Support for Sharia Law & Jihad

As mass Muslim immigration to the U.S. continues unabated, the levels of support for sharia and jihad will also rise. via Center for Security Policy. h/t TROP

According to a new nationwide online survey (Below) of 600 Muslims living in the United States, significant minorities embrace supremacist notions that could pose a threat to America’s security and its constitutional form of government.

The numbers of potential jihadists among the majority of Muslims who appear not to be sympathetic to such notions raise a number of public policy choices that warrant careful consideration and urgent debate, including: the necessity for enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities; refugee resettlement, asylum and other immigration programs that are swelling their numbers and density; and the viability of so-called “countering violent extremism” initiatives that are supposed to stymie radicalization within those communities.

Overall, the survey, which was conducted by The Polling Company for the Center for Security Policy (CSP), suggests that a substantial number of Muslims living in the United States see the country very differently than does the population overall.  The sentiments of the latter were sampled in late May in another CSP-commissioned Polling Company nationwide survey.

According to the just-released survey of Muslims, a majority (51%) agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.”  When that question was put to the broader U.S. population, the overwhelming majority held that shariah should not displace the U.S. Constitution (86% to 2%).

More than half (51%) of U.S. Muslims polled also believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah. Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts.

These notions were powerfully rejected by the broader population according to the Center’s earlier national survey.  It found by a margin of 92%-2% that Muslims should be subject to the same courts as other citizens, rather than have their own courts and tribunals here in the U.S.

Even more troubling, is the fact that nearly a quarter of the Muslims polled believed that, “It is legitimate to use violence to punish those who give offense to Islam by, for example, portraying the prophet Mohammed.”

By contrast, the broader survey found that a 63% majority of those sampled said that “the freedom to engage in expression that offends Muslims or anybody else is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and cannot be restricted.”

Nearly one-fifth of Muslim respondents said that the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.

Did your city ‘welcome’ Syrian Muslims in first 6 months of 2015?

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Did your city have any jihad-related arrests yet? via Refugee Resettlement Watch.

These numbers are from 1/1/2015 to 6/15/2015 and were found at the Refugee Processing Center where the US State Department keeps data on incoming refugees.

Of the total number of almost 1,000 Syrians resettled in the US so far since the refugee flow out of Syria began in 2012, 93% are Muslims and most of those are Sunni Muslims.

(Cities receiving over 20 in red)

Arizona:

Glendale (14)

Phoenix (20)

Tuscon (15)

California:

Fair Oaks (4)

Modesto (5)

Oakland (10)

Pasadena (2)

Plumas Lake (7)

Sacramento (15)

San Diego (25)

San Jose (1)

Santa Ana (2)

Turlock (14)

Walnut Creek (1)

Colorado:

Denver (4)

Connecticut:

Bristol (3)

Florida:

Clearwater (5)

Kissimmee (6)

Miami (10)

Tampa (7)

Zephyrhills (4)

Georgia:

Atlanta (10)

Idaho:

Boise (10)

Illinois:

Aurora (5)

Chicago (42)

Rockford (18)

Wheaten (5)

Indiana:

Indianapolis (8)

Kansas:

Overland Park (5)

Kentucky:

Louisville (21)

Louisiana:

Kenner (7)

Maryland:

Baltimore (19)

Massachusetts:

South Boston (3)

Springfield (8)

Worcester (12)

Michigan:

Ann Arbor (5)

Grand Rapids (12)

Troy (10)

Minnesota:

Rochester (7)

Missouri:

Fenton (1)

Saint Louis (12)

Nevada:

Las Vegas (7)

New Hampshire:

Concord (3)

New Jersey:

Camden (6)

Elizabeth (12)

New York:

Buffalo (5)

North Carolina:

Greensboro (1)

New Bern (3)

Ohio:

Cleveland (7)

Toledo (16)

Oklahoma:

Jenks (3)

Pennsylvania:

Allentown (16)

Erie (3)

Pittsburgh (5)

Wilkes-Barre (7)

Tennessee:

Memphis (4)

Nashville (9)

Texas:

Austin (3)

Dallas (20)

Fort Worth (20)

Houston (23)

Utah:

Salt Lake City (7)

Virginia:

Falls Church (3)

Newport News (2)

Roanoke (2)

Washington:

Seattle (6)


More via Imported Muslims arriving now in these U.S. cities.

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