After ISIS Arrests, Brooklyn Borough President Plans Outreach…to Muslims

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via Brooklyn Borough President Plans Muslim Outreach After ISIS Arrests. h/t Islamist Watch

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with Muslim community leaders (Photo: Will Bredderman/New York Observer)

A day after federal authorities arraigned three young [MUSLIM] men in Brooklyn on charges of plotting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Borough President Eric Adams announced his office would launch a new effort to help integrate Muslim youth into New York and American society.

Mr. Adams joined with heads of local immigrant groups from ex-Soviet republics in the Central Asia, which is the birthplace of the three men arrested for allegedly seeking to detonate a bomb in Coney Island, assassinate President Barack Obama and hijack a plane and take it to Syria. The Brooklyn leaders warned that many under-30 Muslims—like the three arrested yesterday—feel alienated in the United States, and find camaraderie and community in militant Islamic websites.

“We actively reached out to these communities so we could start a process of identifying their young men, bringing them in cross-communication with other young people throughout the borough,” Mr. Adams said.

The borough president said he intended to expand his Digital Dialogue program, which uses Google Hangout to allow high school kids to take part in citywide conversations, and said he would work with community groups to incorporate potentially disaffected and impressionable Muslim males.

“Many of these young men don’t understand how to be part of the American culture, and someone is not there showing them that process,” he said, suggesting that the Digital Dialogues would be an alternative to becoming involved in extremist online forums. “We want to be pro-active: go into these communities, establish relationships with the communities, identify their young people and have them talk to young people from America, from Brooklyn, so they can understand that the hate that they were hearing online, that the hate is not what America is.”

Mr. Adams, a former NYPD sergeant, said he did not favor reviving Giuliani and Bloomberg era police surveillance programs on Muslim communities. But he called upon local business owners to report suspicious activities to the authorities.

“Many who are seeking to hurt America are using legal businesses to accomplish that task, and businesses must play a role in assuring to identify with the police department, and must maintain open dialogue with the law enforcement community,” he said.

He warned that the Internet poses both a danger and an opportunity in dealing with the terrorist threat.

“It is extremely challenging, because you’re talking lone wolves, and you’re talking individuals who are basically getting their information from the wrong source, and because of the Internet and the ability of getting information globally, it’s a challenge,” he said, though he added that he believed law enforcement was managing the problem well. “But aggressive actions of the NYPD, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the FBI, they are really keeping their finger on the pulse and identifying those patterns.”

Two of the men arraigned yesterday were current Brooklyn residents, the third was a former Brooklynite living in Florida.


Once again we see how terrorism pays. Taxpayers in New York – possibly nationwide – will now be funding Islamic assimilation when we should be funding deportation. How about checking visas in Brooklyn, visiting the mosques and the money changers?

This will backfire and we’ll be reading about non-Muslims who were radicalized by Muslim youth who are raised to be skilled at dawah while American youth are taught how bad America is.

 

North Dakota: House says no to Muslim prayer on Ash Wednesday, Senate submits

What genius planned for a Muslim to open the session with an Islamic prayer on Ash Wednesday? Clearly the terror group CAIR was involved as they were on the attack demanding an apology. Kudos to Al Carson for not caving in, although he is inviting the guy back.

via No apology planned over Muslim prayer, says ND House leader Al Carlson | Grand Forks Herald.

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s House majority leader said Monday no apology is planned for the decision to stop a Muslim from delivering the chamber’s opening prayer on Ash Wednesday because some members wanted a Christian pastor to give the invocation.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement Friday calling on North Dakota Republican Party leaders to apologize to Dr. Nadim Koleilat, who ended up delivering the Senate prayer that day.

House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, stood behind the decision to have Pastor Rich Wyatt of Living Hope Church of the Nazarene in Bismarck switch with Koleilat and deliver the House prayer on the first day of the Lenten season.

“We invited (Koleilat) back and we will do what we can to make the schedule work for him and for us,” he said, adding, “The consensus of the chamber is that was the right thing to do on that day.”

Carlson said they had hoped to have Koleilat return on Wednesday, but the House is going into session early that day and it conflicts with Koleilat’s work schedule. Koleilat is a urology transplant surgeon with Sanford Health in Bismarck.

Apparently, just being Muslim is enough to qualify one to open a government meeting with prayer. What are his credentials?

Wyatt said Monday he hopes to reschedule Koleilat to give the House prayer during the second or third week in March.

Rep. Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City, one of the House lawmakers whose objections to a Muslim delivering the prayer on Ash Wednesday has attracted national media attention, mentioned Koleilat’s possible return in an email sent to several GOP lawmakers and others on Saturday.

“They have invited him to come back on Wednesday and I am sure the media will all be there to see if I will pray to Allah,” Kiefert stated in the email, posted on Rob Port’s sayanythingblog.com. “I don’t think so, many will not be on the floor. Last Wednesday they blindsided the Senate with him praying.”

Asked Monday if he plans to walk out if Koleilat delivers the House prayer, Kiefert said, “I don’t have any plans at all.”

“I’m a Christian. I pray to Jesus, and that’s our First Amendment right, and that’s all I’m going to say about it,” he said.

Rep. Roscoe Streyle, R-Minot, one of the lawmakers who received the email, said Monday he hadn’t heard of any lawmakers planning to walk out. He called it “a non-issue that’s gotten a little bit blown out of proportion,” and said he has no problem with Koleilat giving the prayer.

“Anybody that’s willing to do that, I’m willing to listen and accept their prayer. I need lots of prayers,” he said.


 

Unfortunately Roscoe, he’s praying that you will convert to Islam. Be careful what you wish for.

Philadelphia Councilwoman honors known Muslim ‎terror supporter

Liberals continue their ignorant and blind support of Muslim terrorism and sharia in Philadelphia. See previous examples at the end of this post.

via Philadelphia Councilwoman honors PA ‎terror supporter‎ – PMW Bulletins. h/t LC

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

A long-term supporter of Palestinian terror was awarded Philadelphia’s “Liberty Bell” and “Citation of Honor” by Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Sanchez. The honors were given to the Palestinian District Governor of Ramallah, Laila Ghannam, by the American official “in recognition of the impact and her extraordinary actions for her nation and her cause,” reported the official PA daily [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 31, 2015, see below]. Councilwoman Sanchez posted photos on Facebook of herself with Ghannam receiving the award, and tweeted the following statement: “I was honored to welcome the first woman Governor of the city of Ramallah, #Palestine, to Philadelphia Dr. Leila Ghannam. Women making moves.” [Jan. 30, 2015] 

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Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Sanchez with Laila Ghannam, holding up the Liberty Bell [Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Sanchez’s Facebook page, Jan. 30, 2015]

[CS: Note the improper flag display as well]

Laila Ghannam’s “actions for her nation” include ongoing promotion of terror by glorifying some of the most horrific Palestinian terrorist murderers, presenting them as heroes and role models, and promising to follow in their path, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. Ghannam categorizes murderers of civilians, among others, as Shahids (Martyrs), the highest status in Islam, indicating she believes murder of Israeli civilians is an act sanctioned by Islam, promoted by Allah, and an act to be admired by Palestinians.

 Ghannam honored Hamas bomb-builder for suicide terrorists Abdallah Barghouti, who is serving 67 life sentences for complicity in the murder of 67 civilians, by visiting his home and family.

 At one official PA event, Ghannam promised to follow the path of arch-terrorists who murdered hundreds of civilians. The list included the infamous founder of Hamas, Ahmed Yassin, responsible for the deaths of hundreds in suicide bombings on busses and in cafes in Israel:

Laila Ghannam: “We promise and swear to these mighty ones: We are still [following] your path… The President and icon, Martyr Yasser Arafat, Dr. George Habash (founder PFLP), comrade Abu Ali Mustafa (head of PFLP), Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (Hamas founder), Fathi Shaqaqi (Islamic Jihad founder), Samir Ghosheh (Sec.-Gen. of PSF), Abu Jihad (a founder of Fatah) and all the great leaders.” [Official PA TV Live, Jan. 7, 2014]

 

The list below documents an additional 25 of the Palestinian terrorists whom Laila Ghannam, the awardee of Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell Award, has honored in speeches, by laying wreaths on their graves and/or with visits to their families. These terrorists listed below between them have killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings, shooting attacks and stabbings:


Read through the list of Muslim terrorists publicly supported by Sanchez’s award recipient. It raises an even broader question of how Ghannam is even allowed to enter the United States. The issue should be escalated with the State Department.

After Sanchez was caught by PMW giving the award to a known terrorist supporter, Philadelphia Councilwoman “denounces” statements by PA Governor Ghannam and considers withdrawing citation, following PMW exposure of Ghannam’s terror support.


Little bit late.

Islamophilia leads to sharia:

KGB Successor Attends, but FBI Chief Not Invited to Obama’s Summit on Countering Islamic Terrorism

Or more appropriately, Obama’s summit on countering those trying to counter Islamic terrorism.

via Obama has moved past Orwell and Kafka at this point and is heading toward Lewis Carroll | Vlad Tepes.

NY Times: F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism

The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks — the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey — to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials.

But Mr. Comey’s Russian counterpart — Aleksandr V. Bortnikov, the director of the Russian Federal Security Service, the post-Soviet K.G.B. — was at the meeting, even though international human rights groups have repeatedly accused the Russian security service of unjustly detaining and spying on Russians and others.

The service also declined to provide American counterterrorism and intelligence officials with information before the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that would probably have led to more scrutiny of one of the suspects.

Several other foreign law enforcement officials attended the conference, which was held in Washington. The meeting has been criticized as ineffectual and irrelevant, and not focused on immediate and tangible solutions to stop terrorists.


While the White House explanation is absurd, this is actually good news.

The last thing America needs is the FBI being submitted to more Islamic dawah.

In fact, FBI leadership has already submitted to Islam. Despite being created specifically to combat Islamic terrorism after 9/11 – the DHS has submitted to Islam as well.

PS: We cannot keep up with Obama’s bum-rush of pro-Muslim, pro-sharia, Islamic dawah against the American people so please send us links particularly local events and news happening in your cities, towns and schools that won’t make the nightly news.

Minnesota: U.S. attorney wines and dines imams, forces mosque on city, panders to Muslims

Terrorism pays in Minnesota. Big time.

Muslims have U.S., state and local governments bending over backwards, pulling the wool over the eyes of the FBI and others. Meanwhile, there are more Muslims from the U.S. waging jihad abroad than ever before and here at home, Muslims are getting more bold and more violent. Minnesota continues to lead the way. Trust that.

via Trust, action key in Minnesota’s fight against extremism | Star Tribune.

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Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, alongside Imam Ahmed Burale (right), had a warm greeting for U.S. Attorney Andy Luger before a Somali community meeting in Minneapolis.

 Andy Luger was on a listening tour in Minnesota’s Somali community last year, hearing a string of complaints that ranged from mistreatment at the airport to a Minneapolis suburb’s rejection of a proposed Islamic prayer center, when something clicked.

A young person stood up and told the state’s newest U.S. attorney that he was tired of telling government leaders about problems; he needed someone to actually solve them.

“That moment … it really crystallized for me,” said Luger, who was sworn into the job about a year ago. “We needed action.”

So Luger sued the north metro city of St. Anthony for denying the proposed Islamic prayer center. He settled the case and now the prayer center is being built. He also got U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials from Chicago to fly out to Minneapolis to hear directly from the Somali community about racial profiling at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, including from an imam who was double-screened every time he flew.

He encouraged the recruitment of youth workers in several Minneapolis Public Schools with large African populations and growing behavioral problems. Suspensions dropped by nearly half. To combat high unemployment in one Somali neighborhood, Luger lobbied the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs to hold a local job fair for their dozens of openings.

The White House is interested in these efforts. On Wednesday, Luger will present his work, along with community, religious and school leaders from Minnesota, at a Washington summit on countering violent extremism.

Much of Luger’s relationship-building occurs with imams and community leaders over dinner.

But Luger is mindful that he must walk a thin line between ingratiating himself with a historically distrustful community and hewing to his duties as a prosecutor. He also must overcome suspicion that his efforts to engage Somali leaders and youth will be seen as a backdoor effort to spy on the community.

To that end, Luger says Somali leaders have taken the lead on defining what they want from these outreach efforts. “Everyone agrees that this is the way to go forward,” he said. “There has to be a complete separation between law enforcement and what the community has asked us to do.”

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, who has different teams of people meeting with communities and those investigating crimes, agrees. He acknowledges that until recently, Minnesota law enforcement was doing a “lousy” job on all fronts.

“Local law enforcement didn’t know what was happening and then in 2008 or 2009, a guy showed up dead in a suicide bombing and shame on us, so we doubled down, we tripled down on our efforts,” Stanek said. “Do we have an intelligence unit? Absolutely, but there’s a delineation of duties. Each and every day, I work with my federal partners, but I don’t cross over the two.”

From left, FBI Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Hotakainen, FBI Division Counsel Kyle Loven and Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble chatted before a Somali community meeting.

From left, FBI Community Outreach Specialist Kathleen Hotakainen, FBI Division Counsel Kyle Loven and Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble chatted before a Somali community meeting.

All carrots, no sticks.

What Muslim has Andy Luger prosecuted? Convicted? Deported?

Pretty soon, CAIR might be in charge of terror investigations in Minnesota, via Minneapolis: Muslims demand anti-terror program be separate from FBI.

Barack Hussein Obama doubles down on refusal to call ISIS Islamic terrorists

via President Barack Obama doubles down on refusal to call ISIS Islamic terrorists | Daily Mail Online.

President Barack Obama affirmed on Wednesday his administration’s belief that the religion of violent extremists savaging Iraq and Syria is not relevant and should not matter.

There is ‘no one profile of a violent extremist or terrorist,’ Obama said at the White House’s summit on counter-terror measures. ‘There is no way to predict who will come radicalized.’

‘We are not at war with Islam,’ Obama asserted. ‘We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.’

The White House on Wednesday was blitzed by reporters demanding to know when it believes that religion is meaningful in violent attacks.

The Obama administration has been loathe to refer to ISIS as ‘Islamic radicals,’ arguing that the terrorist group’s religion doesn’t matter.

Furthermore, it has at times failed to mention the religion of victims of barbaric assaults while at other times featuring it front and center.

As foreign officials descended on Washington for the White House summit taking place next door, new life was given to the controversy and it threatened to overshadow the administration’s confab.



At least one Democrat calls out Obama’s nonsense:

Remember back in 2010, Obama’s Islamic Envoy to the Dar al Islam said,  Envoy: Obama Is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam” and he will support criminalizing defamation.

Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group in Boston

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via Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group | FrontPage Magazine.

by Matthew Vadum

A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.

The so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism comes as President Obama seeks formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).

The terrorist-friendly Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), which is a known front for Islamist terrorist groups, operates mosques in and around Boston.

Members of the anti-terrorist community are outraged that officials of ISB will participate in discussions of anti-terrorism best practices on Feb. 18.

In a recent Washington Times op-ed, Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov of Americans For Peace and Tolerance, warned that ISB “and its political arm, the Muslim American Society, seen as the go-to groups for civic and law enforcement partnerships, have links to many extremists who are either in jail, in flight from federal authorities, or have been killed during terrorist attacks.” The group also ran a full-page ad about ISB’s participation in the summit in the Washington Times under the headline, “Why is Boston a Hub For ‘VIOLENT EXTREMISM?’”

Social media guru Ahmad Abousamra, who is now the chief propagandist for the Islamic State, regularly attended ISB’s Cambridge mosque, according to the New York Post. His father was a vice president of the Muslim American Society of Boston. The FBI suspects Abousamra is in charge of Islamic State’s slick English-language propaganda campaign that produces videos of beheadings and various atrocities. The campaign has succeeded in recruiting at least 300 American jihadists and thousands of volunteers from other Western nations.

Long before the Islamic State arrived on the world scene, the Islamic Society of Boston had already long been a hotbed of terrorist activity, according to DiscoverTheNetworks.

ISB was founded by Hamas and Hezbollah supporter Abdurahman Alamoudi, who in 2004 was sentenced to 23 years in prison on terrorism-related charges. ISB’s Cambridge mosque is run by the Muslim American Society, which federal prosecutors say is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi benefactors helped to fund a sister mosque, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.

Boston marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev worshiped at ISB’s Cambridge mosque, as did Tarek Mehanna. Mehanna received terrorist training in Yemen and intended to use automatic weapons to inflict mass casualties in a suburban shopping mall near Boston. In 2012 Mahenna received a 17-year prison term for conspiring to aid al-Qaeda. Oussama Ziade, a benefactor of the Boston mosque, was indicted in 2009 for accepting money from al-Qaeda fundraiser Yassin Kadi.

Jacobs and Feoktistov throw some light on other ISB mosque congregants.

Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was a founding trustee  of the ISB. He has urged the elimination of Jews and the murder of homosexuals. An INTERPOL arrest warrant is pending. Aafia Siddiqui, also known as “Lady al Qaeda,” who is serving 86 years in prison for attempted murder after she opened fire on FBI agents, also attended an ISB mosque.

Hafiz Masood, a Muslim American Society religious leader deported for immigration offenses, reportedly raised funds and recruited members in Boston for his brother’s terrorist group, which was responsible the massacre in Mumbai, India. ISB congregant Rezwan Ferdaus, is now serving a 17-year prison term after plotting to fly remote-controlled airplane bombs into the U.S. Capitol.

ISB Iman Abdullah Faaruuq gave the Massachusetts attorney general’s office a $50,000 grant in 2010 for Muslim “sensitivity training” for the police.

“Under the program’s guidelines, law enforcement officers are barred from studying radical Islamist ideology as a motive for the violent extremism that the president’s program is supposed to counter,” Jacobs and Feoktistov note. “Imam Faaruuq was later found on tape urging Boston Muslims to ‘pick up the gun and the sword to defend Aafia ‘Lady al Qaeda’ Siddiqui,’ who was then on trial.”

The Obama White House announced the upcoming summit last month. It will “highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence, efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, and Paris.”


Translation: The U.S. government will give more taxpayer dollars to Muslims around the world.

Despite the excellent research APT publishes, they cling to the belief that there are “moderate Muslims who can defend America by proactively countering the radicalizing doctrines that reach into their communities.

The “radicalizing doctrines” are central to Islam. So if these folks exist, they’re considered apostates according to Islam and by other Muslims.

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