Fort Lauderdale jihadi says he carried out attack for ISIS

Source: Fort Lauderdale shooter says he carried out attack for ISIS, FBI claims – CNN.com

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (CNN) Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago’s bond hearing Tuesday.

The agent did not elaborate on whether Santiago was purporting to be linked to ISIS or simply inspired by the terrorist organization.

Federal authorities in Alaska said Santiago told them prior to the attack that he was hearing voices and that his mind was being controlled by the CIA. Santiago initially made similar claims during an interrogation following the shooting, but once he was transferred to the FBI office in Miramar, Florida, Santiago introduced the ISIS claim and never again mentioned mind control, Ferlazzo testified.

ISIS has not claimed responsibility for the January 6 attack at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Ferlazzo, who conducted the interview in Miramar, said only that Santiago claimed to be fighting for ISIS and that he’d been in touch via jihadi chat rooms with like-minded people who were planning attacks as well.

Santiago is charged with using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; performing an act of violence against a person at an airport serving international civil aviation that caused serious bodily injury; and causing the death of a person through the use of a firearm.

The latter two are punishable by death, while the first charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Authorities have said that Santiago confessed to the mass shooting, which they said he perpetrated after disembarking a plane from Anchorage and collecting a checked bag containing a Walther 9 mm pistol and two magazines.

At Tuesday’s hearing, the defense did not argue the prosecution’s assertion that Santiago posed a flight risk, as well as a danger to the community, and said that the defendant was prepared to be detained throughout his trial.

The judge ruled he be held without bond. His next court appearance is January 30.


Oddly, no major media outlets are reporting information discovered hours after the deadly jihad attack on the Florida airport.

That is, that Santiago Joined MySpace as “Aashiq Hammad” and Recorded/Uploaded Islamic Musicapparently converting to Islam years before he even joined the military.

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More via Judicial Watch:

The public records uncovered in the days after the massacre suggest Santiago (Hammad) is a radical Islamic terrorist that’s seriously committed to Islam. Besides taking on a Muslim name, he recorded three Islamic religious songs, including the Muslim declaration faith (“there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger”) known as the Shahada. He also posted a thread about downloading propaganda videos from Islamic terrorists on a weapons and explosives forum. The investigative news site that unearthed this disturbing information connected the dots between Santiago, who is of Puerto Rican descent, and Hammad, an identity he created in 2007.

This week a prominent Ft. Lauderdale businessman and longtime resident addressed a letter to the city’s mayor and commissioners blasting county and federal officials for covering up that “Aashiq Hammad, not Esteban Santiago, attacked our city and county.” The businessman, respected Ft. Lauderdale real estate entrepreneur Jim Morlock, specifically names Broward County’s elected sheriff Scott Israel, Florida senator Bill Nelson, the first to identify Santiago as the shooter on national television, and congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, ousted last summer as Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair over a scandalous plot to damage Bernie Sanders during the primary.

Since when does a US Senator (Bill Nelson), not law enforcement, be the one to so quickly release this terrorist’s Hispanic name but nothing about his more relevant Islamic background?” the letter asks. Obama must have told Sen. Nelson to keep this from looking like a Muslim Terrorist attack during the last 12 days of his watch. Bad for his legacy.” Morlock goes on to state that it’s “better to portray this atrocity as white Hispanic Alaskan mental Iraq war vet gun violence.” The real estate entrepreneur proceeds to reveal that Santiago lives in walking distance to the only mosque in Alaska, was radicalized before he entered the military and was knowingly allowed to serve despite his Islamic sympathies thanks to “Obama’s PC military.”

The letter poses interesting questions, including why this Muslim terrorist chose Ft. Lauderdale out of all the nation’s airports and who Santiago knows in Broward county, which has a large and growing Islamic community.

Wife of Orlando jihadi arrested for role in deadly attack on gay club

Curious timing after Obama returned 10 more Gitmo jihadis to the battlefield just days before he leaves office. 

Noor Salman (l) and jihadi husband Omar Mateen (Facebook , MySpace)

Noor Salman (l) and jihadi husband Omar Mateen (Facebook , MySpace)

Source: Noor Salman, widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco – CBS News

The widow of Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre, has been arrested in San Francisco, sources tell CBS News.

Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history. She moved to the San Francisco area after the June shooting, in which her husband was killed by SWAT team members after slaughtering 49 people inside a popular gay nightclub.

Salman is expected to make her first appearance tomorrow in San Francisco.

Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during a three-hour standoff. Salman has told the FBI that her husband had become radicalized in the year before the attack.

During the shooting, Mateen was communicating with Salman via text message. A law enforcement source said the couple exchanged, “I love you.”

Law enforcement sources have long suspected she had a role in the attack, saying previously that Salman purchased ammunition with her husband, and they believe she drove with him as he cased the Pulse nightclub prior to the shooting.

CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reportd Salman was interviewed multiple times by the FBI and was administered a polygraph test.

She told FBI investigators she tried to stop her husband from committing the attack.

However, as CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues has reported, officials were concerned that she had knowledge of the attack but never reached out to law enforcement in an attempt to prevent it.

The FBI is characterizing the shooting at Pulse nightclub as both a terrorist attack and a hate crime.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Joined MySpace as “Aashiq Hammad”, Recorded Islamic Music

Details on yesterday’s terrorist attack at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood Airport in Florida.

Source: Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Gunman Esteban Santiago kills at least 5 people | Daily Mail Online

  • Five people dead and eight injured after gunman opened fire in Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport 
  • The gunman was taken into custody and identified as 26-year-old Iraq army veteran Esteban Santiago
  • Santiago flew into the Florida airport from Anchorage, Alaska and had checked his gun for the flight
  • He loaded his gun in the bathroom after landing and was silent as he shot dead victims in baggage claim area
  • Santiago had been living in Anchorage, Alaska for two years with his girlfriend and their newborn baby
  • He reportedly had a history of mental health problems and family say he returned from Iraq acting strangely
  • Sources say he walked into an FBI office in Alaska last year claiming he was being forced to fight for ISIS
  • He was discharged from the National Army Guard for unsatisfactory performance in August last year

Sources have told CBS news that Santiago walked into an FBI office in Anchorage in November last year claiming the government was trying to control his mind and he was being forced to watch videos for ISIS. After that incident, Santiago started getting treatment for his mental health issues.

He was also contacted by the FBI after an employer back in Alaska raised concerns about certain things he had said, according to ABC News.


via CBS Fort Lauderdale airport shooting leaves at least 5 dead:

In Nov. 2016, Santiago-Ruiz walked into an FBI office in Anchorage and claimed he was being forced to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), law enforcement sources told CBS News. He also said his mind was being controlled by the CIA to watch ISIS videos, sources said. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital after police were called, sources said.

More via @wesearchr who found the image now being used by all media outlets*:


And their companion website GotNews: Records Suggest #FortLauderdale Shooter #EstebanSantiago Is Puerto Rican Islamic Terrorist & Anime Fan

In 2007, someone using the username “Naota33”, the same as Santiago’s e-mail, posted on an explosives and weapons forum on a thread about mass-downloading propaganda videos from Islamic terrorists:

“Naota33” comments that “the first link is the only one that works”, indicating he tried to download multiple videos of radical Islamic jihadist propaganda online.

CBS News has posted an image of the shooter that 100% confirms the GotNews & WeSearchr teams first visually identified him correctly nearly an hour ago:


CBS later removed the tweet and image and but moments ago, WeSearchr and GotNews published more of their findings that neither the government nor media have yet discovered or released: BREAKING: #FortLauderdale Terrorist #EstebanSantiago Joined MySpace As “Aashiq Hammad”, Recorded Islamic Music – GotNews

Fort Lauderdale Airport terrorist Esteban Santiago registered on MySpace under the name “Aashiq Hammad” and recorded Islamic religious music on the site, 3 years before he ever deployed to Iraq as a U.S. soldier, destroying the lying mainstream media’s narrative that he was just a mentally disturbed veteran and that “Islam had nothing to do with it.”

And take a look at the three songs recorded by “Aashiq Hammad.” The first one is titled “La ilaha illAllah”, which is Arabic for “There is no God but Allah,” and the first half of the Muslim declaration of faith, the Shahadah:

That song was recorded in 2007, 3 years before Esteban Santiago went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier in 2010, destroying the lying mainstream media’s narrative that he was a “mentally disturbed veteran”, although even they admit Santiago went into an FBI office in 2015 and told agents he was being forced to watch ISIS videos by voices in his head (or something).

2007 was also the year that “Naota33” was posting on an explosives/weapons forum about mass-downloading Islamic propaganda videos, as GotNews exclusively revealed yesterday.

“Aashiq Hammad” also has Bryan Santiago — Esteban’s brother — as a connection…


Certainly it’s all just a coincidence but do read it all for more details at GotNews.com.

*CNN and other media outlets are/were not only late on these details, they were also caught cropping and filtering out color from the image GotNews discovered and was first to publish showing Santiago in a keffiyeh flashing a single-finger salute ala ISIS.

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In later photos they re-cropped the finger salute back in but kept the black and white filter.

More details:


If Santiago had been investigated multiple times by the FBI and Army, why hadn’t any of this aforementioned information been discovered and prevented him from joining the military?

“Aashiq Hammad” reportedly lived less than two miles from this mosque profiled on Creeping Sharia back in 2014.

 

Update: A former FBI agent sums up the angle the narrative being pushed by media and elected officials:

It is worth noting that Esteban Santiago was sane enough to know that when he ran out of bullets at the Fort Lauderdale airport he should lay on the ground to keep from getting shot by police.

Sounds sane to UTT.

Florida: Muslim attacks cops, possible explosives found inside home (updated)

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Source: Pasco Co. deputies find possible explosives inside home, question potential terrorism | WFLA.com

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A New Port Richey man has been arrested after an alleged incident of domestic violence ended in deputies “fighting for their lives,” according to the sheriff.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Pasco Fire-Rescue, Pasco Emergency Management and several other federal agencies were called to the scene in the Summertree subdivision of New Port Richey on Wednesday.

Sheriff Nocco confirmed Sherif Elganainy, 21, was home with his mother and father when his parents smelled something suspicious in the home and tried to investigate what it was.

Elganainy allegedly then struck his father, prompting an EMS call to the home.

Elganainy and his father went to the hospital while his mother stayed at home.

Pasco deputies arrived to check on her.  She told them she did not want to be near her son.  She also informed the deputies of the odd smell in the home.

Nocco confirmed Elganainy returned home from the hospital while the deputies were still present and a “very violent fight ensued.”

Nocco said Elganainy tried to take deputies’ guns from their holsters.

A deputy suffered a broken hand and another suffered a head injury.  They are currently being treated.

More deputies were called to the scene and were able to take Elganainy into custody.

Deputies said they saw and smelled things within the home, leading them to believe explosives were inside.  A bomb squad was called.

Nocco said materials found inside the home were concerning, and law enforcement is concerned over Elganainy’s criminal history.  Elganainy has been arrested in Osceola County on charges of domestic battery and strangulation.

Nocco said Elganainy “could have been a potential terrorist,” based off what they found in the home and information they have. Continue reading

Florida: Islamic Group CAIR Pedophile Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Source: CAIR Pedophile Sentenced to Two Years in Prison | Frontpage Mag   h/t thereligionofpeace.com

It took well over a year, but the verdict is finally in. Ahmad Saleem, the former head of the Orlando, Florida office for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is headed to prison.

On the night of May 20, 2015, Ahmad Abrar Saleem was arrested in Clermont, Florida, a short distance from his Orlando home. He was charged with “use of computer to seduce/solicit/entice a child to commit sex act” and “travel to seduce, solicit, lure a child to commit sex act.”

Saleem was intending to meet the twelve-year-old girl he had been chatting with online, but instead, Saleem met Sheriff’s deputies waiting for him and 21 others in a child sex sting operation. He was detained at 9:35 pm and booked at one-in-the-morning.

This event surely had erased much happier times for Saleem. It was only a few months earlier that he had met with his fellow CAIR leaders to discuss organizational strategy.

A photo taken in February 2015 shows a grinning Saleem posing alongside CAIR-Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly, CAIR-Florida CEO and Regional Operations Director Nezar Hamze, CAIR-Florida Immigration/Asylum Attorney Floyd Huntz, CAIR-Florida Research & Special Projects Coordinator Muazz Hassan, and then-CAIR-Florida Communications Coordinator Ali Akin Kurnaz. Palm trees and the ocean fill the idyllic scenery behind them.

On December 1, 2016, a judge found Saleem guilty of “Child Abuse.” He was sentenced to two years in a state prison.

At the end of the two years, Saleem will be responsible for $36,500 in incarceration costs and another $1000 in fines and fees.

Following his stay, he may have an issue finding a job as a ‘sexual offender.’ He probably will not be able to rely on his parents, as both their jobs deal with youth, his father being a pediatrician and his mother being a school teacher. And it is doubtful his Psychology degree from UCF will help, except to demonstrate that he was more suited as a patient than a student.

Also, his job at the Orlando office of CAIR has been taken up by Rasha Mubarak, a past organizer of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel demonstrations. For CAIR to bring back a convicted pedophile would certainly be viewed as a lot worse than the fact that they hired him in the first place.

However, Ahmad Saleem’s predicament did and does hurt CAIR. While some people are willing to overlook CAIR’s association with international terrorism and even defend it, no one wishes to be associated with the stigma of sexual predation and deviancy.

Another Orlando CAIR representative who hurt the group this year was CAIR-Florida’s Orlando Outreach Coordinator, Ruanne Zein. In May, Zein posted onto her Facebook page an offensive Holocaust joke depicting a smiling Adolf Hitler with a sandwich in front of him along with the caption, “The best Kosher deli sandwiches are made in the Reichstag. I love the Jews!”

As a result of this author’s exposing Zein’s posting, she is no longer a staff member at CAIR. The difference between her and Saleem, though, is that she gets to go home, and Saleem gets maybe a phone call and visiting hours.

Saleem’s conviction is yet another example of CAIR’s disreputable track record of hiring controversial figures who would later serve jail terms, usually for offenses related to terror and violence.

Sexual predation can now officially be added to the list of sordid activities coming from CAIR representatives.

Sharia Marches on in Florida and New York

Just like in Missouri and California. It’s a coordinated attack in the U.S. by Muslims.

Source: Articles: Shariah Marches on in Florida and New York

On Friday, October 21st, the Miami, FL, Commission; the Monroe County, NY, Legislature; the Rochester, NY, Board of Education; and the Rochester, NY, City Council announced proclamations condemning hate speech against Muslims.  These proclamations define neither hate speech nor the person or persons who will decide what constitutes hate speech.  Far from benign calls to let peaceful Muslims go about their lives and prayers in peace, these proclamations represent a step towards elevating Shariah (Islamic law) over the Frist [sic, First] Amendment.

Why do I make this claim?  Backtrack to 2012 and the aftermath of Benghazi, when President Obama told the UN, “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”  The subtext of this statement was lost amidst several nods by Obama to the First Amendment later in his speech.  The subtext was this: slander in Shariah is not telling lies that hurt someone’s reputation; rather, slander in Shariah is telling a truth or a lie which someone doesn’t want to be told.  Slander in Shariah is thus defined by what the potentially aggrieved party wants or doesn’t want to hear, not by evidence.

For evidence of this, see Reliance of the Traveler: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.  On page 730 of the English translation of this law manual – – which has been endorsed by the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Al-Azhar University, the premier authority in Sunni Islam – – slander is defined as follows: “to mention anything concerning a person that he would dislike, whether about his body, religion, everyday life, self, disposition, property, son, father, wife, servant, turban, garment, gait, movements, smiling, dissoluteness, frowning, cheerfulness, or anything else connected with him.”

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Florida: Pensacola man arrested over ISIS threats to attack military bases, beaches, and schools

Source: Department of Justice

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Regis L. Walker, 30, of Pensacola, has been arrested on a charge of mailing threatening communications.  The criminal complaint was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

According to the criminal complaint affidavit, Walker mailed a threatening letter on notebook paper to Sheriff Morgan at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.  The affidavit further alleges that Walker claimed several people who had joined ISIS would simultaneously attack military bases, beaches, and schools at a nonspecific time and could not be stopped by law enforcement.  Walker appeared to sign the note as “ISIS ALLAH.”

The punishment for the crime alleged is a maximum of five years in prison.  Walker will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals at the Santa Rosa County Jail pending further judicial proceedings.  Future court appearances will take place in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola on a date to be determined.

This case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg is prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.


More from the walker_complaint.pdf

The writer stated that five to ten attacks could not be stopped (stating law enforcement “cannot be everywhere at once”), and that the attackers planned on “not giving up” and “dying.” 
Your affiant determined that Walker is a registered sex offender and has as his listed address XXXXX Street, Pensacola, Florida. This location is within
approximately five (5) miles of the Jordan Street Post Office. Your affiant also determined that Walker was arrested on June 22,2016, on unrelated harassment
type charges. Walker also appears to have a prior conviction for Aggravated Assault (pursuant to review of the Escambia County Clerk of Court website).

 

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