Kansas: Muslim avionic tech who wanted to blow up airplanes gets 20 years

Source: Man who was waiting for “green light” from Allah to blow up airplanes sent to prison for 20 years | NorthIowaToday.com

A Wichita, Kansas, man working as an avionic technician for an aeronautics company and possessing restricted access to secure airport areas, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison today for attempting to explode a car bomb at the airport in Wichita, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Barry R. Grissom of the District of Kansas announced.

Terry Lee Loewen, 60, pleaded guilty on June 8 to one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Loewen was arrested in December 2013 when he tried to enter the grounds of the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport for the purpose of exploding a bomb. (The airport was recently renamed the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport).

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“Terry Loewen abused his privileged airport access to attempt to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Wichita,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin. “The National Security Division’s highest priority is protecting the United States against terrorist threats. We will continue to pursue justice against those who seek to carry out violent attacks against Americans, whether at home or abroad.”

“Here in the heartland, terrorism will never shake our faith in the things this country stands for – freedom, fairness and opportunity,” said U.S. Attorney Grissom. “We won’t give way to those who would inflict violence on their fellow citizens.”

In his plea, Loewen admitted he came to the attention of the FBI late in May 2013 when he became a Facebook friend of a person who was posting comments advocating violent jihad. The FBI began communicating with Loewen through an undercover employee. After Loewen expressed his desire to engage in violent jihad, the undercover employee offered to introduce him to someone who could help him do it.

Loewen told the undercover employee he was waiting for what he called “the green light” from Allah to carry out a violent attack on a civilian target. He said that he did not expect to live through any of the attacks he had in mind. Loewen also said that he was inspired by the teachings of Osama bin Laden and Anwar Al Awlaki, and that he had downloaded thousands of pages of information on jihad.

In September 2013, Loewen sent photos of airplanes on the tarmac at the Wichita airport. He commented that he could have “walked over there, shot both pilots … slapped some C4 on both fuel trucks and set them off before anyone even called TSA.”

In October 2013, Loewen met with a second undercover FBI employee who Loewen believed was a “brother” and would help him blow up a plane. Loewen said that he had scouted the airport to determine a time and place for an attack that would be sure to kill as many people as possible.

Loewen assisted the second FBI employee in the final assembly of an improvised explosive device. He was not aware that the explosive materials used in the device were inert. In the early hours of Dec. 13, 2013, the second FBI employee picked up Loewen at a Wichita hotel. They drove to where the bomb was stored and finished wiring the device. When they reached the airport, Loewen used his badge twice at a card reader to attempt to get onto the tarmac before he was arrested.

Loewen was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Monti L. Belot of the District of Kansas.

Boston Globe in Cover-up of Islamist Network in New England

Source: Peace and Tolerance

We at APT have met with Globe journalists many times, and with the entire Globe Spotlight Team consisting of top reporters and editors. We showed them documents linking the Islamic Society of Boston to terror groups and we played for them videos of hateful sermons against Jews, Christians and America. The Globe has a PC narrative that simply will not abide facts that contradict it. They still refuse to tell the citizens of Boston what they know about radical Islamists in the Hub.

Frank Gaffney’s piece proves the point decisively and with eloquence:

Having now become a city seemingly synonymous with homegrown jihadists, Boston’s paper of record continues to go back to the very enablers who recruit and indoctrinate young men and women as the go to source for all things Muslim in Boston.

We’re talking about the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), a network of mosques and Islamic organizations, founded and managed by Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups, that have been the incubators for more than a dozen known terrorists and radicals, including Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Consider the Boston Globe’s recent piece, by religion reporter Lisa Wangsness, on a “new generation” of Muslim leaders for the Boston area leading the charge for “civil rights.” But in reality all appearances suggest that this new generation is the same as the old, which means tied to Muslim Brotherhood outfits.

Americans have been repeatedly instructed to “See something, say something,” when it comes to terrorism activity. Yet when it comes to the jihadist record of the Islamic Society of Boston, CAIR, and other Muslim Brotherhood affiliates, the Boston Globe seems to prefer the slogan, “hear no evil, see no evil.”

Read the whole thing here.

 

Mississippi: Muslim immigrant arrested after assaulting cop, making bomb threats

Source: Assault charges upgraded against Iranian accused of making terror threats | Hancock County | The Sun Herald

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sheriff’s investigators Monday upgraded the charges against a man accused of assaulting two deputies Sunday on Interstate 10 and claiming he had a bomb in his vehicle.

Chief Deputy Don Bass said Safa Alidoust faces two counts of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, along with a count of false reporting of an explosive device associated with terroristic threats.

The aggravated assault charges were upgraded from simple assault, which Alidoust was initially charged with Sunday. He remained in the Hancock County jail with no bond set as of Monday, though Bass said a bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred about 3:30 a.m. on I-10 westbound near the Louisiana state line after dispatchers received a call of a naked man on the side of road.

The responding deputy, whom authorities have not yet identified, found a shirtless man standing beside a vehicle. When the deputy exited his squad car, Alidoust charged at the deputy, yelling in what the deputy believed to be Arabic, Bass said.

He said Alidoust tackled the deputy to the ground, injuring the deputy’s head and knocking loose his radio, leaving him unable to call for assistance.

When dispatchers could not contact the deputy, they sent an additional unit to the scene, and both officers were able to subdue and detain the suspect.

While detained, the man allegedly told deputies he had a bomb in his vehicle.

The deputies then contacted Mississippi Highway Patrol, Hancock County Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana State Police and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to shut down the interstate and secure a perimeter of several miles. The Biloxi Police Department’s bomb squad also responded, bringing bomb-sniffing dogs and X-ray equipment to the scene, though no explosives were found.

EMT units transported Alidoust and the deputy to Hancock Medical Center, where both were treated for injuries and released. The suspect was then transported to the Hancock County jail.

Bass said Alidoust is from Iran and an employee at a petroleum engineering company in Lafayette.

Virginia: Muslim teen who ran ISIS propaganda, recruiting gets 11 years

Source: ISIS supporter Ali Shukri Amin sentenced to 11 years in prison | Daily Mail Online

A Virginia teenager who ran a pro Islamic State Twitter account and encouraged a friend to join the terrorist group has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.Ali Shukri Amin, 17, from Woodbridge stood motionless as the sentence was handed down to him by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton.Members of Amin’s family had packed out the courtroom to hear him sentenced and they too were silent after the jail term was read.

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His sentence was less than the 15-year term that prosecutors had pushed for because the judge took his age into consideration.

But prosecutors argued that it was important to send him to prison to show that the U.S. government is committed to punishing pro ISIS supporters who spread propaganda.

Amin was stoic as he read out a statement to the judge which said that he ‘did not expect sympathy’ and was ‘ready to accept any sentence given to him’.

He said: ‘I made my decisions, and I am prepared to bear their fullest consequences.’

According to The Washington Post the teen pleaded guilty in June to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.

They described the teen, who used to be on the honor roll at Prince William County’s Osbourn Park High School as a sophisticated Islamic State supporter.

He was accused of furthering ISIS agenda online by promoting them on social media sites.

It was also alleged that he was ready to die for the group and sent a friend to fight for them on the front lines.

His family, however, dispute these claims.

They claim Amin was a troubled kid who lost himself while seeking acceptance online.

But evidence showed that he was very forthright when tweeting from account @AmreekiWitness.

In more than 7,000 messages, he voiced controversial views and unwavering support for ISIS to more than 4,000 followers.

And he even recruited on behalf of ISIS, helping a friend, Reza Niknejad, 18, to join the terrorist group in Syria, setting Niknejad up with his overseas contacts.

He then took his friend to the airport and sent picture messages as his friend arrived and made his way over the border, according to The Washington Post.

Prosecutors said he affected ‘worldwide security’ and alleged that Amin radicalized Niknejad to fight abroad. He is believed to still be overseas.

They said: ‘It likely, unfortunately, that he will accomplish the goal that this defendant set out for him; martyrdom in the name of ISIL.’

Niknejad was charged with conspiring to kill or injure people abroad and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and the Islamic State.

Amin wrote that he now believes he was wrong to support ISIS saying: ‘I became lost and caught up in something that takes the greatest and most profound teachings of Islam and turns them into justifications for violence and death,’ he wrote.


Clearly he’s either lying or doesn’t understand Islam.

America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson on Islam

via America And Europe Desperately Need History Lesson On Radical Islam

President Obama claims that jihadists like the self-labeled “Islamic State” are not really Islamic. If so, why are Guantanamo detainees served 4 halal meals a day, issued Korans and prayer rugs, and have arrows pointing to Mecca painted throughout the camps? Either somebody is lying or the Gitmo guards have a truly bizarre sense of humor.

J.D. Gordon is a retired Navy Commander and former Pentagon spokesman who served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2005-2009. 

Gordon has it almost right. They really are Islamic, but they are not radical. How can one get a history lesson on radical Islam without all of Islam?

And the kowtowing to Muslim terrorists occurs not just at Gitmo, but more and more in every jail and prison in the U.S. and around the western world.

Nigerian Pastor: Muslim terrorists have killed 8,000 members, destroyed 70% of my churches

Source: ‘Boko Haram Has Killed 8,000 Members of Our Church,’ Says Nigerian Pastor of 176 Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirls

A Nigerian pastor and president of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria has said that Boko Haram has killed as many as 8,000 members of the congregations he oversees, destroyed 70 percent of his churches, and left most of the pastors under his care without a job.

“Seventy percent of our churches have been destroyed in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states by Boko Haram; over 8,000 of our members were killed; one hundred and seventy-six of the girls kidnapped in Chibok are our members,” the Rev. Samuel Dali said, according to Naij.com.

While Dali kept up hopes that the Nigerian military will be able to finally defeat the terror group, which has waged war on the government and the country’s Christians since 2009, he noted that many church facilities across Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states have been destroyed in various raids.

With the wide-spread destruction of churches and slaughter of church members, he added that most of the pastors under his care have lost their jobs.

Last week Boko Haram slaughtered at least 150 people in a raid on the remote Kukuwa-Gari village in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe state.

“They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately, many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned,” Modu Balumi, a village resident, told the AFP news agency.

“By our latest toll we have 150 people either shot dead or drowned in the attack. The gunmen deliberately killed a fisherman who tried to save drowning residents of the village,” he added.

Minnesota Gives Muslim Terror Suspect on ‘No Fly’ List Commercial Trucking License

The Muslim terror suspect has applied to drive a school bus!
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Source: A Terror Suspect on the ‘No Fly’ List Just Got His Trucking License in Minnesota

A Minnesota terror suspect may be on the “No Fly” list, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting his Class A trucking license.

Back in 2007, the FBI arrested Amir Meshal on suspicion of leaving a terror training camp in Somalia. But this month, Meshal was granted a license to drive semi-trucks after he passed his road test. He also applied for a school bus endorsement.

Meshal was asked to leave two different U.S. mosques due to suspected radicalization of other members.

Read more from FOX9.com:

In May 2014, Meshal was removed and trespassed from a Bloomington, Minn. mosque, Al Farooq, after he was suspected of radicalizing young people who would later travel to Syria. According to the police report, religious leaders said, “We have concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth.”  Meshal had previously been asked to leave an Eden Prairie, Minn. mosque for similar reasons.

The ACLU recently sued TSA and Homeland Security to have Meshal removed from the “No Fly” list.  But Homeland Security responded in a letter obtained by the FOX 9 Investigators that Meshal, “..may be a threat to civil aviation or national security,” adding that, “It has been determined that you (Amir Meshal) are an individual who represents a threat of engaging in or conducting a violent act of terrorism and who is operationally capable of doing so.”

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The FOX 9 Investigators asked the Minnesota Department of Public Safety why they issued a Class A license for someone who Homeland Security believes has the “operational capacity” to carry out a terror attack. We have not heard back.


More: Taxpayers funded his training.

The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program.

And he wants to drive a school bus.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirms he was granted the license after passing a road test on August 8. A spokesperson said Meshal has also applied for a school bus endorsement, pending the outcome of a criminal background check.


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