New York: Street to be named in honor of cop killed in Harlem mosque

 But not the street in Harlem that fellow officers and Cardillo’s family wanted. Muslims and NY democrats wouldn’t allow that.

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via Motorcycle ride to honor cop killed in ‘Harlem Mosque’ incident | New York Post. h/t TROP

It’s billed as the “last ride.”

Sunday morning will mark the 10th — and likely last — memorial motorcycle ride by the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club of Nassau County to honor murdered Patrolman Phillip Cardillo.

Cardillo was fatally shot 43 years ago in the so-called Harlem Mosque incident that occurred on April 14, 1972, when he responded to a phony 911 call that claimed an officer needed assistance.

Members of the Blue Knights began their annual pilgrimage to honor Cardillo a decade ago, by riding from the NYS Trooper barracks in Valley Stream to Calvary Cemetery, in Queens, where Cardillo is buried.

The caravan will continue to the 28th Precinct in Harlem, where many had once hoped a street would be renamed in his honor.

The motorcycle ride is being deemed the “final” one because city officials are naming a street outside the new Police Academy in Queens in Cardillo’s honor in late June or early July, sources said. A new NYPD Harbor launch is also expected to be named in Cardillo’s honor later, sources said.


Previously, NYPD told to get Muslim leaders’ blessing to name street after cop killed in mosque

NYPD Officer Philip Cardillo was shot dead in an infamous 1972 incident in which police responded to a fake “officer down” call from Muhammad Mosque No. 7, the New York headquarters for the Nation of Islam. The accused gunman was later acquitted, and the city’s perceived unwillingness to back the police has long been seen as a low point in relations between city government and the police department. After four decades, NYPD Inspector and local Precinct Commander Rodney Harrison wants a section of 123rd St. named after Cardillo.

“It’s been 40 years,” retired NYPD cop Randy Jurgensen, who was at the mosque when Cardillo was killed, told FoxNews.com. “It would be closure for the Cardillo family and the police officers there that day.”

CB 10 Chairwoman Henrietta Lyle told FoxNews.com Harrison had not completed his application properly. But at the public meeting, she said the board needs to hear from the mosques and that it is up to the NYPD to arrange a meeting with the imams, according to an observer at the meeting.

“They seem to be making a lot of excuses not to do this for a cop who died trying to protect that community,” said a source familiar with the issue.

 

New York: Muslim who wanted to kill Americans spoke for Islamic “charity” ICNA

The same ICNA that sells $1.00 books on jihad and destruction of the West, ran a “Shariah For America” Campaign, and whose NY Leader Was Recently Convicted of War Crimes.

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via CBS New York. h/t Atlas

As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, [Noelle] Velentzas spoke some time ago on behalf of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief Agency, talking about becoming a Muslim when she was 17 years old.

She was touted as a success story after she moved from the organization’s Jamaica, Queens homeless shelter, where she had lived for a year.

On the video, she shows a sense of humor.

“I’ve had Muslims try to marry me to their relatives so that I can get them a green card,” she said.

But captured on an FBI wire, a woman alleged to be Velentzas sounded militant. She allegedly said she and Siddiqui wanted to be known as “citizens of the Islamic State,” and said, “We are living in the big war before the End of Days starts; in English, it’s called Armageddon.”

Velentzas had been “obsessed with pressure cookers since the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013” and made jokes alluding to explosives after receiving one as a gift, according to a criminal complaint citing one of the secret recordings made by the undercover who managed to befriend the pair.

shariahfinancewatch.org notes this is a huge story:

Less than two weeks ago, Velentzas was reportedly asked whether she had heard the news about the recent arrest of Pugh and replied that she did not understand why people were traveling overseas to wage jihad when there were more opportunities of ‘pleasing Allah’ in the United States.”

In that same meeting, Velentzas said she needed to learn the science behind bomb-building to avoid being like Faisal Shahzad, the man who drove an SUV full of explosives into Times Square on a warm Saturday night in May 2010. He wasn’t able to detonate the bombs.

If it does turn out that Velentzas was associated with ICNA Relief, it’s a huge story.


Expect the media to intentionally ignore this story.

New York: Fourth Muslim charged in ISIS recruiting plot

via Fourth man charged in NYC over alleged ISIS recruiting plot

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NEW YORK – A fourth man was charged on Monday in a terrorism case accusing him of raising money for a plot to have U.S. residents travel overseas to fight for the Islamic State.

Dilkhayot Kasimov was named with three other previously charged defendants in a revised indictment unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn. He faces charges of conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Prosecutors accused Kasimov of working closely with another man, Abror Habibov, to raise $1,600 for a third, Akhror Saidakhmetov, to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Saidakhmetov was carrying the cash when he was intercepted at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Feb. 25 trying to board a flight to Turkey, court papers say.

After being detained on immigration charges, Kasimov admitted he delivered the money to the 19-year-old Saidakhmetov and knew that the teen “might be” traveling to Syria, court papers say. Agents also uncovered “electronic communications in which Kasimov encouraged others to participate in violent jihad,” they said.

Kasimov “served as a money man in support of a co-defendant’s efforts to join ISIL,” Diego Rodriguez, head of New York’s FBI office, said in a statement.

Kasimov is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn. The name of his attorney was not immediately available.

Last month, Saidakhmetov, Habibov and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev — all immigrants from the former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan — pleaded not guilty in the same case. Prosecutors accused Juraboev of also trying to travel to Syria via Turkey to join ISIS.

Juraboev first came to the attention of law enforcement during the summer of 2014 after he made a posting on an Uzbek-language website that backs ISIS, court papers say.

“In his post, Juraboev offered to engage in act of martyrdom on U.S. soil on behalf of ISIL, such as killing the President of the United States,” the papers say.

Defense attorneys for the three men originally charged in the case have denied the allegations.

The charges against Kasimov come amid a spate of recent terrorism cases related to ISIS’ efforts to attract foreign fighters or encourage sympathizers to launch an attack in America. Last week, two women were arrested on charges that they sought to build a homemade bomb after embracing the radical views of groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS.


More: Court records indicate more arrests could be made in the investigation.

‘Ground Zero mosque’ developer sued over illegal NYC gallery rental used as mosque

via ‘Ground Zero mosque’ developer sued over illegal rental | New York Post.

The developer behind the “Ground Zero mosque” has been told to hit the road. Again.

Sharif El-Gamal, who sparked global controversy with plans for a 13-story mosque and community center less than two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center attacks, illegally rented a Tribeca gallery for months, racking up safety violations from the city and causing at least one resident to leave, the landlord alleges.

El-Gamal and his brother Adham El-Gamal are “sophisticated” real-estate players who should have known better, landlord GG1 LLC claims in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

Instead, the El-Gamals “knowingly” used the ground-floor retail space at 69 Leonard St. for religious gatherings and “loud parties,” and even stuffed “religious classes” for children into a basement that didn’t have proper fire exits, prompting the FDNY to issue violations, GG1 charges.

In the past, hundreds of worshipers would gather for Friday prayers on Park Place, the site of El-Gamal’s planned mosque and community center, which was known as Park51.

But that space has been boarded up as El-Gamal prepares to demolish it and build a 39-story condo tower and downsized mosque.

In their pursuit of a temporary worship space, Park51 sublet an empty storefront at 49-51 Warren St. last August. But by Sept. 18, the building’s condo board issued a ­legal notice telling them to leave by month’s end.

The condo contended that Park51 wanted to use basement space at the building that was off-limits for gatherings.

Park51 gave up on Warren Street and the El-Gamals rented the space on Leonard, under the name “Prayer Space Inc.”

GG1 claims it is nothing more than a “front” company “to shield their own personal liability with respect to their illegal conduct,” according to the legal filing.

GG1 says it was never informed a religious group was using its building until the El-Gamals were there.

Gallery 69 owner Steve Cornell, who held the original lease for the space, was paying less than $5,500 a month rent when he sublet to the El-Gamals for a whopping $9,000 a month, according to the lawsuit.

The group “frequently caused unreasonably large and loud gatherings . . . to convene at all hours in and near the premises” for “late-night parties,” “large prayer groups and other social gatherings,” uses that violated
the lease, the building’s certificate of occupancy and fire codes, GG1 says.

At least one resident of the five-story mixed-use building, where a three-bedroom apartment rents for nearly $8,000 a month, “abruptly terminated” his occupancy “due to the excessive noise,” GG1 claims.

The El-Gamals finally left 69 Leonard St. last month, after GG1 declined to let them lease the space directly. Now the landlord wants more than $372,000 in damages for back rent, safety violations and other costs.

Sharif El-Gamal denied renting space in the building. Cornell did not return a message seeking comment.

NYC: Husband of jihad plotter waved black flag of jihad at Muslim Day Parade

Update on the Two Queens, New York Muslim Women Charged with Conspiracy to Kill Americans.

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Jihad suspect’s husband at NYC Muslim Day Parade

via Jihad Watch.

Says Abu Bakr of his wife’s arrest on jihad terror charges: “I don’t believe any of it, period. We are all shocked, the whole community. That’s not who she is.” But back in 2007, Abu Bakr was photographed at the Muslim Day Parade in New York City with the black flag of jihad. He carried it at other parades as well.

Urban Infidel recognized him from this NY1 video and has the details, including more video, here. Urban Infidel writes to me: “He slips and mentions his ‘wives’ in that NY1 interview.  I presume he has more than one.” Probably so.

“Queens woman suspected of plotting bomb strike worked at preschool,” by Erik Badia, Rocco Parascandola, and Larry Mcshane, New York Daily News, April 4, 2015:

…One of the two Queens women accused of plotting a homemade bomb strike on American soil worked at a preschool, where officials remained tight-lipped Friday after her arrest on terrorism charges.

Asia Siddiqui, a 31-year-old native of Saudi Arabia, was behind bars Friday, locked up with her best friend and accused sister in jihad Noelle Valentzas, 28.

“We have no comment at this time,” said a worker at 82nd Street Academics in Queens on the day after FBI agents arrested the two Al Qaeda-linked suspects at their homes….

Outside their South Jamaica home on Friday, Valentzas’ husband, Abu Bakr, defended his wife and her friend against the federal charges that carry a potential life sentence.


More pictures at Urban Infidel.

 

New York: 2 Muslim Women Charged with Conspiracy to Kill Americans

via Two Queens Residents Charged WithConspiracy To Use A Weapon Of Mass Destruction.

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Noelle Velentzas (left), Asia Siddiqui (right)

Earlier today, a criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States.

As alleged in the complaint, the defendants have repeatedly expressed their support for violent jihad. For instance, in or about 2009, Siddiqui wrote a poem in a magazine published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula that exhorted readers to wage jihad and declared that there is “[n]o excuse to sit back and wait – for the skies rain martyrdom.” More recently, Velentzas, who has characterized al-Qaeda founder Usama Bin Laden as one of her heroes, declared that she and Siddiqui are “citizens of the Islamic State” – a reference to the foreign terrorist organization that is also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Less than two weeks ago, Velentzas, asked whether she had heard the news about the recent arrest of a former U.S. airman who had attempted to travel to Syria to wage jihad, stated that she did not understand why people were traveling overseas to engage in jihad when there were more opportunities of “pleasing Allah” in the United States.

Since at least August 2014, the defendants have allegedly plotted to construct an explosive device for use in a terrorist attack on American soil. In their self-proclaimed effort to “make history,” the defendants researched numerous explosive precursors. For instance, they researched and acquired some of the components of a car bomb, like the one used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; a fertilizer bomb, like the one used in the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City; and a pressure cooker bomb, like the one used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The investigation recently revealed that the defendants possessed propane gas tanks together with instructions from an online jihadist publication for transforming propane tanks into explosive devices.

“Velentzas and Siddiqui are alleged to have researched how to construct bombs as part of their conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction on American soil,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin. “Identifying and disrupting such threats to public safety, whether at home or abroad, is the number one priority of the National Security Division and our partners in the law enforcement and intelligence communities. I want to thank the agents, analysts, and prosecutors who are responsible for today’s charges.”

FBI Assistant Director in Charge Rodriguez stated, “The defendants allegedly plotted to wreak terror by creating explosive devices and even researching the pressure cooker bombs used during the Boston Marathon bombing. We continue to pursue those who look to commit acts of terror and deter others who think they are beyond the reach of law enforcement. I’d like to thank Commissioner Bratton and the New York City Police Department for their partnership on this case and so many others.

“These defendants allegedly engaged in sustained efforts to obtain bomb-making instructions and materials, including using instructions provided by al-Qaeda’s online magazine,” said Police Commissioner Bratton. “The work of the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau, its undercover Detective, and the seamless collaboration with the Special Agents and Detectives of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and United States Attorney for the Eastern District should serve as a model for early detection and prevention of terrorist plotting.”

If convicted, both defendants face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The charges in the complaint are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


More: 2 MUSLIM Women Arrested In New York City For Alleged ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot

Siddiqui was also known as “Najma Samaa” and “Murdiyyah,” according to the complaint.

Valentzas praised the 9/11 terror attacks to an undercover operative, according to the complaint, saying being a martyr in a suicide attack guarantees entrance into heaven. Valentzas used a picture of Osama bin Laden holding an AK-47 as the background image on her cellphone, according to the complaint.

Valentzas took an interest in pressure cookers following the Boston Marathon bombing, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, Valentzas said, “You can fit a lot of things in (the pressure cooker), even if it’s not food,” and then pointed to a thick rope and axe.

Valentzas also allegedly considered attacking the funeral for slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, according to the complaint. She allegedly said the funerals would be an “attractive target” for killing officers.

“If we get arrested, the police will point their guns at us from the back and maybe from the front,” Valentzas allegedly said. “If we can get even one of their weapons, we can shoot them. They will probably kill us, but we will be martyrs automatically and receive Allah’s blessings.”

John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism for the NYPD, indicated that other anti-terror cases are also in the works.

“There are always others in the pipeline, including after this case,” Miller said.

U.S. terror officials emphasized they believe Valentzas and Siddiqui were a real threat.

“They appeared to have the explosive materials necessary for a pressure cooker bomb; propane-type bomb,” King said. “These were serious terrorists.”

The news follows a series of arrests of terror suspects allegedly inspired by ISIS.

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh of New Jersey was recently arrested for trying to join ISIS in Syria, authorities said. His arrest followed the arrest of three Brooklyn men who also allegedly attempted to join the terror group and wage jihad abroad, or commit terror attacks domestically if they were unable to.

Pugh and Valentzas were friends on Facebook, according to the complaint.


And more: Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui of Queens charged with plotting to detonate bomb in terror plot

Asia Siddiqui had ties to radicalism back in 2006 when she became close with Samir Khan, the creator of Inspire, a magazine from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the complaint said. Khan, who called for attacks in the U.S., was killed by an American drone strike in Yemen Sept. 30, 2011.

Siddiqui also supported Mohammad Mohamud, who was arrested in 2010 for planning to blow up a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon.
Last year, Siddiqui and Velentzas began to research electrical equipment and chemistry, reading “The Anarchist Cookbook” and the different ways to construct a deadly explosive weapon.

“They were the real deal,” the federal law enforcement source said of the women, describing them as being “radicalized and intellectually ready” to wage an attack.
“The only question,” the source said, “was when.”

Imam Charles Aziz Bilal of the Masjid Al-Hamdulillah mosque on Sutphin Boulevard in Queens said Velentza and Siddiqui attended services for about five years. Velentza and her husband would come by daily, often bringing their “very lovely daughter,” while he described Siddiqui, who is unmarried, as an “outstanding member.”

“We believe these charges are false,” he said. “We know they’re false.”


A curiously timed sting if nothing else. Considering Obama’s pick for Attorney General announced the charges. And these two jihadi-wannabes supported or had ties to many of the other Obama-admin stings.

Video: Cornell Dean Advises Moroccan on Starting Club to Support Terror Groups ISIS, Hamas

Joseph Scaffido, Assistant Dean at Cornell University, is captured on hidden camera advising a Project Veritas investigative journalist on how to start and fund a pro-ISIS club on campus, how to obtain funding to send care packages to ISIS and Hamas, and astonishingly, how to bring a member of ISIS to Cornell to run a “training camp.”

How long until Mr. Joe claims he didn’t know what Islamic State nor Hamas are? h/t Dee

 

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