Florida: Police don’t consider swastika and “allah akbar” graffiti on church a hate crime

Either Eric Holder quickly dispatched orders to the Melbourne police or the department is woefully ignorant. via Police rule out hate crime in church arson

Melbourne police are ruling out hate as a motivation in the case of a church where vandals spray-painted a swastika and set fire to a storage room, leaving behind at least $5,000 in damages.

Trainer said police don’t have any suspects, but juveniles are likely the culprits.

The blaze spread through a storage room at New Shiloh Christian Center, 3900 Sarno Road, setting off an alarm about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sprinklers were activated, which church officials credit with keeping the fire from spreading to a nearby electrical room. It was the second time in less than a month that vandals struck the predominantly African-American congregation with graffiti.

Most shockingly for church members, the vandals took time before setting the fire Tuesday morning to scrawl blue graffiti on a nearby maintenance shed that read “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great,” in Arabic. Church workers also found a swastika — the symbol used by Hitler to denote superiority and strike fear in his enemies — with the words “We see u” painted in.

“Obviously we don’t know the mindset of the person who did it but none of the symbols are seen to be bias toward that church. Clearly we’re dealing with someone who is immature,” Trainer said.

Yes, that’s it. A few miles south last year, “juveniles” were representing:


And on a Florida college campus:

Florida: Arson suspected in fire at church, ‘Allahu Akbar’ spray-painted on building

via Vandals set fire at Florida church, write ‘Allahu Akbar’

MELBOURNE, Fla. –  A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted “Allahu Akbar.”

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Monday at the New Shiloh Christian Church in Melbourne on Sarno Road. About 1,500 members attend the church.

Melbourne police said officers and firefighters discovered the blaze after a fire alarm sounded.  Arson was the expected cause, police said.

Fire sprinklers helped contain the flames to a storage unit connected to the 125,000-square-foot building.

The words “Allahu Akbar” were spray-painted on the storage unit.  “Allahu Akbar” is an Arabic phrase typically translated as “God is great” and is a common expression used in various contexts.

A swastika was also scrawled on church property.

“To find something like that in 2015 is unbelievable. It’s just disheartening,” said New Shiloh Christian Church Bishop Jacquelyn Gordon. “They told us that this is definitely a hate crime and that they’re going to patrol our area even more and just look out for us and they thought it was senseless and I feel the same way.”

Police have not confirmed to Local 6 that the case is being investigated as a hate crime, but say they are investigating the fire and vandalism as arson and criminal mischief.

“I would just say that everything is being looked at. All avenues are going to be explored. If it meets that criteria, that would be something that would be looked at,” said Lt. Cheryl Trainer.

Police tell Local 6 they are hesitant to label the case as a hate crime because they don’t want to alarm the public. They said they will determine if the graffiti was done at the same time as the vandalism and arson to determine if it is, in fact, a hate crime.

Damage to the church property was estimated to be about $5,000.

Gordon said her staff tried to spray paint over the message to hide it.

“It really took a lot out of me when I drove up and I saw that sign on the side of the building because I’m preaching God is love, why would someone take the time to put a sign up to show hatred,” Gordon said.

No information about the arsonist or arsonists was known, and a police investigation is ongoing.  The FBI told Local 6, “We are aware of the incident and reviewing the matter.”

Gordon said is the second time in less than two weeks that vandals have targeted her building, which is in the process of being remodeled.

More:  Police investigate vandalism, arson at Melbourne church

“To wake up to a call at 3:30 a.m. and find this, it’s mind-blowing,” said Gordon, standing near the blackened ruin of several chairs and furniture in one of the storage compartments at the New Shiloh Christian Center in Melbourne.

“When I pulled over and saw the (Swastika), I was like, ‘oh my God…’ when I see that sign and to put it here, what it says to me is ‘hatred,'” she said.

The blaze, which left behind $5,000 in damages, set off an alarm about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sprinklers were activated, which Gordon credits with keeping the fire from spreading to the nearby electrical room.

Most shockingly for Gordon, the vandals took time to scrawl blue graffiti on a nearby shed that read “Allahu Akbar,” which means “Our God is great,” in Arabic. She also found a Swastika with the words “We see u” painted in.

Florida: Another public school forcing kids to recite Islamic prayer, make Islamic prayer rugs (VIDEO)

The same prayer ISIS recites. The teacher threatened to not give students full participation grade if they did not recite the Islamic prayer. via 9 Investigates: Dad protests Islamic lessons at school | www.wftv.com.

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A history book used in school districts across the state is sparking controversy in Seminole County.

A parent called 9 Investigates after finding out his son was learning too much about the Islamic religion in a public classroom.

Ron Wagner read from part of his son’s world history book, “There is no god, but God. Muhamad is the messenger of God.”

Wagner is not reading the Five Pillars of Islam from the Quran, but rather his son’s 10th-grade world history book from Lyman High School.

“Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher’s instruction,” Wagner claims.

Wagner, who is not religious, said he had no idea the public school was teaching so extensively about religion until he spotted a text on his son’s phone from a teacher reminding him to complete a prayer rug assignment and study an Islam packet.

“For it to be mandatory and part of the curriculum and in the textbooks, didn’t seem right,” Wagner said.

Inside of the book is a chapter dedicated to the “Rise of Islam,” including prayers and scriptures from the Quran. What’s more disturbing for Wagner is that the first 100 pages discussing Judaism and Christianity are missing. The district blames a manufacturer defect in 68 books that are only a year old.

According to Wagner, Dr. Michael Blasewitz, who oversees the high school curriculum, said, “The Pillars of Islam are benchmarks in the state curriculum.”

Wagner’s concerns prompted a district investigation that found the teacher never tried to indoctrinate or convert students.

Some other students interviewed by administrators said they were not required to recite the prayer aloud. They did discuss a video played during class about the religion, but Blasewitz got frustrated and stormed out when 9 Investigates asked whether the district is considering changes to the curriculum.

“You’re just going to walk away from our interview when we’re trying to get information,” said investigative reporter Daralene Jones.

Before Blasewitz walked out, he further justified the curriculum, saying students learn specific Judaism doctrine, the Bible and its scriptures, in earlier school years.

“If anything, it’s a little imbalanced toward Christianity and Judaism,” Blasewitz said.

Federal law allows schools to teach aboutreligion, because it’s part of history. But public schools may not teach religion.

“There’s a difference between teaching of the significance or the impact of a religion and teaching the specific tenets of a religion,” Wagner said.

9 Investigates was told the district will reconsider this book when the contract is up in three years. Some districts in South Florida have requested the publisher rewrite portions because of the controversy.

Interview video with the Dad here.

He notes among other things, the chapters (100 pages) on Christianity and Judaism were missing from the books.

WFTV then published a statement from the FBI-banned, UAE-listed terror group CAIR.

The only thing the terrorist group might be good for is putting up videos.

To expose CAIR’s terror links and inform WFTV they should not be quoting terror groups, send them the following:


Also contact the school board here or school contacts below (click links to send email)

Phone: (407) 746-2050
Fax: (407) 746-2024

Brian Urichko
Melissa Flory
Regina Klaers
Tanya Cameron
Thomas Andrews

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that urges Seminole County School District Board Members to rectify this situation.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send your email to Seminole County School District officials. 

Contact Info

Karen Almond, 407-320-0488

Jeffrey Bauer, 407-320-0495
email: Jeffrey_Bauer@scps.k12.fl.us

Tina Calderone, 407-320-0489

Amy Lockhart, 407-320-0371
email: Amy_Lockhart@scps.k12.fl.us

Dede Schaffner,407-320-0588

Jill Mahramus, 407-320-0241
School Board Clerk


Florida: Muslim terror suspects tried to kill U.S. marshals “while exclaiming ‘Allahu Akbar’”


via Feds: S. Fla. terror suspects tried to kill U.S. marshals | The Miami Herald. h/t Atlas Shrugs.

Two Oakland Park brothers already in custody on terrorism charges have been accused of attempting to murder two U.S. marshals while they escorted them within the U.S. courthouse complex in Miami, authorities said Thursday.

In the new charges, Raees Alam Qazi, 22, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, are accused of distracting the U.S. marshals before simultaneously punching them in the face during a struggle last April.

The Qazi brothers “atempted to use lethal force” on the marshals “while exclaiming ‘Allahu Akbar,’ an Arabic exhortation meaning ‘God is Great,’’’according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

The brothers, naturalized U.S. citizens from Pakistan, were initially indicted in late 2012 on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, al-Qaida.

The younger brother, Raees Qazi, traveled to New York and rode a bicycle around Manhattan to scout potential landmarks for a bombing attack, according to the FBI. He ran out of money and returned to Fort Lauderdale, where he and his brother were arrested.

Their case is pending trial.

The Miami Herald waxes on for pages when Muslim terrorists are released from Gitmo. Yet when they wage jihad right here in America, the Herald can only muster a few paragraphs and no photos.

Previous posts on the terror brothers here.


Al-Qaeda’s Younger Brother in Florida

via Al-Qaeda’s Younger Brother in Florida | FrontPage Magazine.

Nabil el-Shukri’s terrorist family has been decimated. His father, who was the imam of what has been labeled one of the most dangerous mosques in America and the translator for the spiritual leader of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has long been gone. And now his older brother, a top-ranking al-Qaeda Commander, has been killed by the Pakistani military. With his two biggest influences dead, will el-Shukri choose to lead a similar path? The extremism he has exhibited and is exhibiting today leads one to believe that it is a foregone conclusion.

Nabil el-Shukri is the administrator and the acting imam at the Alazhar School for children, PK – 8th Grade, located in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Tamarac, Florida. He has been with the school, since it was incorporated in September 2008. While he is married with a child, today he no doubt feels quite lonely, as he has lost yet another piece of his radical Muslim family.

On a raid in the tribal district of South Waziristan, which began Friday, December 5th and ended the following day, al-Qaeda Commander Adnan Gulshair el-Shukrijumah was killed and confirmed dead by the Pakistani military. According to a resident from the area, he had been living there for two weeks, after having been forced out of North Waziristan during a military operation against militants there. [other sources weren’t so sure he was killed]

The father, Gulshair Muhammad el-Shukrijumah, had spent much of his life as a missionary for the Saudi Arabian government. In 1986, he was sent to Brooklyn, New York to head a mosque, Masjid Nur al-Islam. He also had involvement with another mosque that was located only blocks away, Masjid al-Farooq, the home for many of those involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

Gulshair was a translator for the spiritual leader of the attack, the ‘Blind Sheikh’ Omar Abdel-Rahman. As well, during the federal trial concerning the attack, Gulshair was a chief/character witness for Clement Rodney Hampton-El, the individual who was believed to be the one who taught the terror cell how to build the bomb used in the attack. Hampton-El was one of the congregants at Gulshair’s mosque.

In a photo taken at Gulshair’s Brooklyn mosque, which was uploaded to the internet by his son Nabil, Gulshair is pictured reading with two young boys. Behind him, on the blackboard, it is written, “The human being is under the oppression of the kuffar [unbelievers, non-Muslims].”

In 1995, Gulshair moved himself and his family to Miramar in South Florida, where the Saudis once again set him up with a mosque to run. That mosque, Masjid al-Hijrah, has the dubious distinction of being named the No. 2 biggest “Sanctuary of Terror” by author Paul Sperry in his book Infiltration. At this mosque, Gulshair counseled the likes of convicted terrorist “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla, who also had dealings with Gulshair’s son, Adnan.

When the subject of his son’s terrorist activity became too hot, Gulshair was released from his duties as imam of al-Hijrah. He did not have to wait long to find a new job, though, as he was soon taken on as a director at the Shamsuddin Islamic Center, located in North Miami Beach. The mosque had recently moved across the street from its original location, at the same address as the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), a group run by Shukrijumah family friend Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, who was an advisor to the mosque.

Zakkout previously had been the Vice President of the Health Resource Center for Palestine (HRCP), a now defunct Hamas-related group run out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. Earlier this month, Zakkout posted on his Facebook page a photo of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat embracing late Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin.

In June 2004, Gulshair el-Shukrijumah died at the age of 74, following a series of strokes claimed to have been brought on by news related to his oldest son, Adnan.

With both his older brother and father gone, Nabil el-Shukri has been left as the elder male figure in the radical Shukrijumah household. The question is will things be different with him than were with his two predecessors. The answer is probably no.

El-Shukri’s MySpace page is currently locked and restricted from public view. No longer can anyone go on it to see graphics of jihadis brandishing rifles and al-Qaeda black flags or photos of killed U.S. troops. However, his Facebook and YouTube pages are entirely open for scrutiny, and what is found on them is also very disturbing.

On his Facebook site, el-Shukri posted different items associated with the Muslim American Society or MAS, including a MAS produced video, titled ‘Bassem is Trying.’

Last month, it was widely reported that MAS was named a terrorist organization by the UAE, on a list that included al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram. In the recent past, MAS has used its official websites to praise Hamas and to call for violence upon and/or denigrate Jews, Christians, homosexuals and women. The National Executive Director of MAS, Mazen Mokhtar, is a proponent of suicide bombings and has previously served as a web designer for what was then the main website raising funds and recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda and the Taliban, Qoqaz.net.

Read it all.


Florida: Muslim immigrant gets 15 years for funding three jihadi groups

An update on this August 2014 post, via Man sentenced to 15 years in Miami case linked to al-Qaida | The Miami Herald. h/t Jihad Watch (note a 100% Mohamed quotient)

A naturalized U.S. citizen who had once lived in California was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court to the maximum 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in support to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations operating under al-Qaida.

Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 31, was convicted of a conspiracy conviction in July and sought a more lenient sentence before U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro. She rejected his request.

Prosecutors Rick del Toro and Brian Frazier argued that Mohammed, who holds a master’s degree in computer science, possessed “a deep hatred for the country that provided him shelter, citizenship and education” and that “his intent was to kill innocent American civilians,” according to court papers.

Mohammed was arrested last year in a Miami-based terrorism investigation led by an FBI employee, who engaged him and a co-defendant, Mohamed Hussein Said, 26, in an online, undercover financial scheme.

Mohammed and Said were charged with conspiring to provide a combined total of about $25,000 to the al-Qaida splinter groups.

Said, who is being held without bond and pleaded not guilty, is set for trial next May.

The Miami FBI employee posed as a brother and a sister who supported al-Qaida as a way to communicate in an Internet chat room with the two men overseas. The men were accused of plotting to finance the terrorist group’s battles in Syria and Somalia, according to an indictment.

The “online covert employee” assumed the role of the brother, saying he was an al-Qaida fighter. Then he switched to playing the sister, saying she could help collect money for the terrorist group.

In 2012, the FBI employee first engaged Mohammed in Saudi Arabia and later Said in Kenya.

Mohammed, who once had lived in California, and Said, who had resided in Mombasa, were arrested in Saudi Arabia and brought to Miami by FBI agents.

According to the indictment, Mohammed and Said met in Saudi Arabia in May 2011 and agreed to provide financial and other resources to an al-Qaida affiliate, al-Shabaab, which was seeking to overthrow the U.S.-backed transitional government in Somalia.

Through September of that year, Mohammed allegedly wired Said more than $11,000 via Western Union to back al-Shabaab, the indictment said.

In April 2012, the FBI undercover employee established online contact with Mohammed, according to the indictment. Mohammed arranged to send a series of Western Union wire transfers totaling more than $9,000 through November to the FBI employee. The funds were intended for another al-Qaida affiliate, the Nusra Front, which is fighting the government of President Bashar Assad in Syria.

Last December, Mohammed also met in person with a purported associate of the FBI undercover employee and gave him 14,400 Saudi Arabian riyals, worth about $3,800, which also was meant to support the Nusra Front, the indictment said.


A Radical Muslim in the Navy

via A Radical Muslim in the Navy | FrontPage Magazine.

Those who serve in the United States military and take an oath to protect our nation are lauded for their service, and rightfully so. Yet, it is highly immoral, if not outright evil and traitorous, for someone who has served in the U.S. military to exploit their military connections whilst taking leadership roles within groups associated with terror. It appears that that is what Muslim convert Wilfredo Amr Ruiz has done and is doing with his work for Islamist groups CAIR and AMANA, and his actions deserve scrutiny, reprimand and repudiation.

Wilfredo Ruiz has served in the U.S. Navy in two capacities, once as a lawyer under the Navy’s Judge Advocate General (JAG), from the years 1993 through 1997, and once as a chaplain under the Navy’s Chaplain Candidate Officer’s Program, which he took on after he had begun religious studies, in 2005, at a seminary in Hartford, Connecticut.

Sometime in 2003, during the time between his two Naval exercises, he made the decision to convert to Islam. He came to the States via Puerto Rico, where he grew up practicing Catholicism.AR-120529860

Not only did he embrace his new religion, but right away he embraced the extremist ideology that is a part of it, leading him to actively pursue a course that is causing death and destruction worldwide. According to corporate filings, in September 2003, Ruiz was the Director of the Puerto Rico office for AMANA.

AMANA is the brainchild of Palestinian activist Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout. Zakkout is the former Vice President of the now defunct Health Resource Center for Palestine (HRCP), a group associated with Hamas that operated out of Deerfield Beach, Florida.

This past July, as reported in Breitbart, Zakkout posted on his Facebook page the following in Arabic: “Praise be to God, each day we conquer the American Jews like our conquests over the Jews of Israel. Your brother, Sofian”

While Zakkout is the main driving force behind AMANA, Ruiz is not a minor player. Ruiz plays a major role in promoting the group’s Islamist agenda.

Not only did he run the AMANA office in Puerto Rico, but he also opened another AMANA office in Hartford, Connecticut. In fact, the web address attached to the Hartford office was the same one used by the national office, al-amana.org.

In the time Ruiz has been involved with AMANA, the group’s website has included various material vilifying Jews, Christians and homosexuals; the website linked to al-Qaeda financing and recruitment sites; and the website prominently featured an anti-Semitic video of David Duke on it, which brought on a condemnation of AMANA by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

In one article previously found on Ruiz’s AMANA website, it is stated, “Every believer [Muslim] should firmly believe that the Jews and Christians are kuffaar [infidels] and enemies of Allaah, His deen, the Prophet Muhammad, and the Believers… The efforts to gain the friendship of the Jews and Christians are useless, as they will never be pleased with the Muslims until the Muslims follow their religion.”

Ruiz additionally is the Executive Director of AMANA’s sister organization, American Muslims for Emergency and Relief (AMER). AMER uses the same Miami physical and mailing addresses as AMANA.

From 2005 till 2007, Ruiz attended the Hartford Seminary, where he worked on his Masters in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. The entire time Ruiz was there, the professor of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations was a fellow Islamist convert named Ingrid Mattson.

When Ruiz started at the seminary, Mattson was the Vice President of the largest Muslim Brotherhood-related group in the United States, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In the following year, 2006, she became President of ISNA.

Mattson founded the Islamic Chaplaincy program at Hartford Seminary. As mentioned, after beginning his education at the seminary, Ruiz worked to become a chaplain for the Navy, specifically a Muslim Chaplain.

According to Ruiz’s bio, he worked as a chaplain at the Immigration Service Processing Centers in Puerto Rico and in Miami. Question: Did Wifredo Amr Ruiz go to seminary and take up chaplaincy specifically to better serve the radical Islamic goals of his bigoted group AMANA.

Today, Ruiz acts as AMANA’s legal advisor. However, he also does legal work for another Islamist organization, CAIR. He is CAIR-Florida’s legal counsel. Continue reading


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