Ohio: Muslim with machete attacks diners at “Nazareth” restaurant

No one, except the intended target, can figure out why a Somali Muslim would attack an Israeli-owned establishment.

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we added some context

Source: Ohio machete attack: Man injures 4 at restaurant in Columbus – CNN.com

(CNN)A man wielding a machete stormed a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, and attacked several people before he was killed by police, authorities said Thursday.

The suspect was the only one killed. Nobody inside the Nazareth restaurant and deli said they knew him, according to police.

“(He) immediately began swinging a machete at customers and employees inside,” Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner said. “There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after as soon as he walked in, according to some of the witnesses.”

Police have tentatively identified the suspect but would not reveal his name or age.

“Right now there’s nothing that leads us to believe that this is anything but just a random attack,” Weiner said.

Karen Bass was inside the restaurant when it all happened.

“He came through the front door and then started just systematically hitting people,” she told CNN affiliate WSYX. “I thought it was a personal thing, and then he just started down the row hitting everybody.”

Four people were injured and transported to the hospital.

One victim who was in critical condition underwent surgery and is now “stable,” Weiner said.

The suspect was seen 30 to 45 minutes earlier entering the restaurant and speaking with an employee. Police would not discuss details of that conversation.

He left, came back at around 6 p.m. and then attacked a man and woman at a booth just inside the door, Weiner said.

Two men immediately ran out and called 911 while another engaged in a “physical altercation” with the suspect. Some patrons started throwing chairs.

An employee then “grabbed something from behind the register” and stopped the attack, according to Weiner.

“There’s blood all over inside the restaurant,” Steven Bass, Karen’s husband, told WSYX.

Witnesses were able to give authorities enough information about the suspect’s vehicle that another officer spotted it soon after, and a chase began.

Once authorities were able to get the suspect off the road, he tried to exit from the passenger side of the vehicle and an officer unsuccessfully tried to use a stun gun on him, Weiner said.

The suspect eventually made it out of the vehicle with a machete and another knife in hand.

Then, “he lunged across the hood at the officers,” Weiner said. “Another officer in a cruiser fired a couple shots at him and put him down.”

The FBI is helping local police with the investigation, which includes trying to determine the attacker’s motive, a U.S. law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.


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More via Machete-Wielding Man Injures 4 at Ohio Restaurant, Is Killed By Police

Investigators are looking into whether the machete-wielding man who slashed four people in a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant attacked the eatery in the mistaken belief that the owner was Jewish, sources told NBC News on Friday.

The owner, Hany Baransi, is actually an Arab Christian from Haifa, Israel, his daughter said.

The attacker — identified by several NBC News law enforcement sources as Mohamed Barry — had asked a worker at the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli where the owner was from, investigators said.

“Obviously we were targeted because there’s a whole bunch of businesses around here,” Baransi told the Columbus Dispatch. “I’m the only foreigner.”


Update: Man Who Allegedly Attacked Ohio Restaurant With Machete Was Known to FBI, Sources Say

The suspect, identified as Mohamed Barry, 30, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz, was in a law enforcement database which includes names potentially related to terrorism, sources said. Being in the database would have flagged him if he came in contact with local authorities.

Four victims — three men and one woman — were hospitalized after the attack, police said.

William Foley, 54, was in critical but stable condition today, police said, while Gerald Russell, 43, and Debbie Russell, 43, were in stable condition today. The last victim, Neil McMeekin, 43, has been treated and released, police said today.


A Twitter user from Ohio posted there was a Potential 2nd attack linked to machete attack.

New York: Muslim Teacher Arrested, Groped 9-Year-Old Girl at After-School Mosque Class

Source: 9-Year-Old Girl Groped by Teacher at Queens Mosque’s After-School Class: DA – East Elmhurst – DNAinfo.com New York  /t TROP

EAST ELMHURST — Authorities have arrested an after-school program teacher who sexually abused a 9-year-old girl in his class at a Queens mosque — after the girl revealed the abuse during a sex abuse prevention workshop at her elementary school, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Mohammad Rana, 46, an instructor at an after-school religious program at the Islamic Center of Jackson Heights, Masjid Abu Huraira mosque at 78-04 31st Ave., groped the girl twice over the past three months, according to the Queens DA’s office. He’s been working at the center for seven years, his lawyer said.

The first incident took place some time between Nov. 30, 2015, and Jan. 28, 2016, when Rana allegedly reached underneath the girl’s shirt, grabbed and squeezed her chest and said, “you are a good girl,” according to his criminal complaint.

He also allegedly touched the girl’s chest over her clothing on Feb. 3, 2016.

The victim came forward about the alleged abuse while attending a sexual abuse prevention workshop at her elementary school, the DA said.

The program uses puppets to discuss inappropriate behavior, and the girl told the instructor what happened to her, according to the complaint.

Officials at the mosque could not be reached for comment.

Rana, who lives in East Elmhurst, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon and charged with two counts of first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted he faces up to 7 years in prison, the DA said.

At his arraignment, he told investigators he may have accidentally made contact with the victim when asking her to line up before leaving, according to the complaint.

“Usually before the class in mosque is over I tell all the kids to form a line,” he said, saying the victim often tries to leave before it’s time.

He’ll sometimes put his hand on the door, and on her, to stop her from leaving and “unintentionally and without thinking about where I make contact.”

He said he “never had any ill intentions whenever my hands came in contact with her” and asked for forgiveness.

Minnesota: Muslim Airport Worker Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Case

Source: Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty in Islamic State Case | KSTP TV – Minneapolis and St. Paul

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Twenty-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame entered his plea at a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Warsame admitted he tried to help other young men from Minnesota’s Somali community with their plans to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group.

Warsame also boasted of being able to take down a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Warsame says he learned about the Islamic State group by watching videos on YouTube and listening to lectures. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS spoke to Warsame’s mother, Deqa Hussen. She called today “amazing,” praising her son for telling the truth.

“He’s a nice kid and maybe he made a mistake,” Hussen said. “I commanded my son to tell the truth, and he did.”

In court, Warsame opened up about how he started his quest to join the Islamic State in 2014. The 20-year-old told the judge that if he made it overseas, he was aware he might be involved with beheadings and killing.

Warsame admitted to studying the Islamic State extensively and felt it was his duty to help people in need struggling with oppression. But since he was charged, Warsame told the judge that his opinions have changed because “too many innocent people are dying”.

Nine other members of that group were charged previously; one is believed to be in Syria and three have already pleaded guilty.

Five others are scheduled to go to trial in May. On Thursday, the five men appeared in court briefly for a motion hearing where the judge denied all but one motion.


[He] once boasted that he was capable of building rockets that could threaten planes landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and that he once worked there as a baggage handler.


What about his mosque?

Massachusetts: Terror-linked CAIR Intertwines with Terror-Linked Jamaat ul-Fuqra

cair-mbhood-linksSource: CAIR Intertwines with US-based, Terror-Linked Fuqra Group

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its “moderate” image is suffering from a self-inflicted wound now it has become intertwined with the Muslims of the Americas, a radical anti-Semitic front for the Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist group.

CAIR’s Massachusetts chapter now shares an official with MOA and two CAIR officials spoke at MOA’s International Islamophobia Conference.

The Massachusetts chapter of CAIR recently chose MOA’s general counsel, Tahirah Amatul Wadud, as a board member. CAIR, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity banned for its own terror links in the UAE, wisely omitted mention of MOA. It described her generically as a “general counsel for a New York Muslim congregation.”

Wadud reportedly posted an article by MOA’s Pakistan-based leader, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, on her Facebook claiming the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is a puppet of the British government and a Jewish conspiracy perpetrated the attacks on Pearl Harbor and September 11, 2001. The Clarion Project was the first to report on the inflammatory article.

Jamaat ul-Fuqra is led by Gilani. It is best known for a series of terrorist attacks and plots in the 1980s and early 1990s and for setting up “Islamic villages” across the country, including at least two that were shut down by the authorities. These “villages” are known to have been used for guerilla warfare training. Fuqra now goes primarily by the name of Muslims of the Americas (MOA), among other names. The group says it has 22 such “villages” in the U.S.

The Clarion Project obtained video of female members receiving basic paramilitary instruction in military fatigue at its “Islamberg” headquarters in New York. The date of the footage is cut off, only stating “Jan. 28 20,” presumably meaning it was made in 2000 or after. The best explanation MOA members have come up with is that it was a “self-defense class.”

View the video here:


Creeping Sharia posts on Muslims of the Americas.

Muslim NHL player threatens to slit the throat of opposing player

Slit the throat, behead, you decide. He also said, “You’re dead!”

via CBC Sports:

A depleted Toronto Maple Leafs forward unit soon could be minus another player.

The NHL’s hockey operations department is taking a look at Nazem Kadri’s throat-slashing gesture towards Mark Giordano after the Flames defenceman dazed Kadri with a hit in the first period of Tuesday night’s 4-3 Calgary win at the Saddledome.

“There was emotion, I couldn’t tell if it was a clean hit or not,” Kadri told reporters. “I was told it was, but it certainly didn’t feel like it. It [the throat slash] is something I don’t really remember doing. I was in and out a little bit.”

“I guess it’s going to be reviewed [by the league], but it was an emotional reaction.”

The 25-year-old Kadri was disciplined for the same gesture while playing for Canada in a game against Switzerland at the 2010 world junior hockey championship.


h/t Jihad Watch who notes:

Read his lips. Nazem Kadri is threatening to murder Mark Giordano. Certainly he was caught up in the heat of the moment and isn’t really going to kill him, but as a Muslim, his cultural frame of reference is interesting. When you grow up hearing “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4) and that sort of thing, even if you’re not all that devout yourself, it’s just possible that it might be in the back of your mind.


A few more Muslim flashbacks for sports fans below the fold: Continue reading

Texas: Judge orders Muslim couple who enslaved women be deported, forever

hassan-al-homoudSource: Couple banned from America after treating two women as slaves | Daily Express

A US judge ordered the Qatar military officer and his wife to be expelled immediately after he heard how the two servants were forced to live in squalor while they enjoyed the lap of luxury in their upscale San Antonio home.

Hassan al-Homoud, 46, who received military training at San Antonio’s Camp Bullis, and his wife, Zainab al-Hosani, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, pleaded guilty to federal charges in December.

District Judge Orlando Garcia said he had hoped to hand down a harsher sentence than deportation in the case, since engaging in forced labour is a crime punishable by up to 10 years’ in prison.

But a plea agreement was offered to the couple because the servants – one from Bangladesh and the other from Indonesia – refused to testify against them.

Homoud pleaded guilty to visa fraud while his wife pleaded guilty to knowing that a felony was taking place and failing to report it.The couple also agreed to pay $60,000 (£41,000) compensation to each of their victims.The court heard that the duo kept the servants in primitive conditions, withholding their wages, confiscating their mobile phones and passports, and giving them barely enough food to survive.

Judge Garcia said the couple would be immediately removed from the country and never allowed back.The servants told officials they had never been paid and a federal affidavit said they were forced to live in a “run-down apartment with no furnishings, no linens, utensils, clothing, television, reading material or even toilet paper”.The US. Attorney’s office said Hosani had “threatened the workers with arrest and incarceration in Qatar if they failed to perform their work obligations”.


Related: A black Nigerian couple in Katy, Texas was also in court recently for enslaving at least one worker.

New York: Public school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students

Supposedly the whole thing was thought up and organized by one Muslim refugee/immigrant from Yemen. It should be followed by  a hijab-free day. 

Source: NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students | EAGnews.org

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Officials at Rochester’s World School of Inquiry spent last week fielding dozens of calls from parents angry about a “World Hijab Day” event that encouraged girls to wear the Muslim religious head covering.

Sophomore Eman Muthana wears a hijab to school and wrote a letter to principal Sheela Webster asking if the school can put on its own World Hijab Day at the school last Friday, WHAM reports.

Webster approved the event – designed to educate students about the religious purposes behind the hijab – but did not inform parents until after the media reports of the event sparked backlash online, and angry calls to the school, according to WHEC.

“As a high school teacher for over 30 years, let me say that this is wrong on so many levels,” Jim Farnholz wrote, according to the news site.

“All religions are taught in our global studies classes. That being said, that is where understanding, tolerance and the good and bad of religion and history are taught. This, however, is a clear violation of separation of church and state.”

WHEC reports teachers brought in about 150 scarves in on Friday and wrapped up volunteers before the first bell. The school set up tables in the cafeteria, where girls tried on a hijab and boys were given carnations for support, according to WHEC, which described the event as “student run.”

“We wanted them to experience it and feel how we feel,” Muthana, originally of Yemen, told the site. “I just feel proud that I’m sharing my culture.”

“I love that we’re having the open conversation. I think that’s the first step into making it a more open and tolerant environment. I think this is the perfect school for it,” English-as-a-Second-Language teacher Kelly Lalonde told WHAM.

A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that “there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event” than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf.

Regardless, Webster, who also donned a hijab, was adamant the school did not promote religion, but rather cultural acceptance.

“Our perspective in it was not religious – it was really about experiential,” she told WHAM. “We are an experiential school; we engage kids in all kinds of activities and projects all of the time, so the perspective of being able to learn what a hijab is, why some women choose to wear it and why some women don’t choose to wear it, and we provide the opportunity to experience it; it is well within protocol of experiential learning.”

She told WHEC the lessons on the hijab had nothing to do with the Muslim religion, it “was actually around learning about the cloth.”

School board president Van Henri White didn’t seem to have a problem with the hijab day when he stopped in on the event Friday.

“She’s not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are,” White said of Muthana, “but she wants people to accept who she is.”

WHEC reporter Brett Davidsen asked: “Does it put any pressure on the kids who don’t want to participate – does it put them in an awkward position?”

“I don’t know,” White replied. “Look around, I don’t see that.”

Many parents and commenters online were offended, nonetheless.

“What lesson will they wear a Yarmulke in? Or the Christian cross? Or the Hindu turban?” Dan Lane posted. “Funny how it always seems to be the Muslims they learn about, even in Common Core.”

“How disgusting and irresponsible for any educator to encourage a child to wear a symbol of oppression, whether it be religious or cultural,” Rebecca Sluman wrote.

“Don’t you kids dare wear a shirt with the American flag on it, someone WILL be offended,” Rick Bentley added.


Contact the school here.

Even the Washington Post writes: Why teachers should not ask students to try on the hijab

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