Anaheim: Two (more) Muslims Arrested Trying to Join Islamic Terror Group, Wanted to Die Martyrs

You remember Anaheim, the Muslim enclave recently minted: “Little Arabia.”

via 2 Anaheim Men Charged With Supporting ISIS Wanted to Die As Martyrs: DOJ | KTLA.

Two men arrested in Southern California and charged with conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist group Islamic State had expressed a desire to die as martyrs, authorities said Friday.

Muhanad Badawi, 24, and Nader Elhuzayel, 24, both of Anaheim, were arrested by FBI special agents Thursday evening, the U.S. Department of Justice stated in a news release.

Badawi and Elhuzayel used social media to discuss ISIL and terrorist attacks, expressed a desire to die as martyrs and made arrangements for Elhuzayel to leave the U.S. to join ISIL, the release stated, citing a criminal complaint against the two men.

The men also discussed “how it would be a blessing to fight for the cause of Allah, and to die in the battlefield” in a recorded conversation last month, according to the complaint.

On May 7, Badawi let Elhuzayel use his credit card to purchase a one-way airline ticket from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, Israel, via Istanbul, Turkey, the Department of Justice stated.

Badawi had indicated he would travel to the Middle East in the future, according to the complaint.

Elhuzayel was arrested at LAX and allegedly admitted that he planned to disembark in Istanbul to join ISIL and did not intend to travel on to Israel.

Elhuzayel’s father, Salem Elhuzayel, said his son was planning to visit relatives in Palestine when he was taken into custody at the airport. Salem Elhuzayel said it was not possible that his son was involved in any plans to join the Islamic State.

“No way that he kept that from us. Nader is just an innocent human being who was traveling to go home to see his family and enjoy a stay of one, two months and then come back,” Salem Elhuzayel said.

The family’s apartment at the Crystal Inn in Anaheim was raided by authorities, Salem Elhuzayel said.

Nader Elhuzayel’s mother believes their family is being harassed because of where they are from.

“It is big harassment and racism too because we happen to be from the Middle East. We are Muslim people. … My kids were born in this country,” Elhuzayel’s mother said. “It’s like a nightmare being in this situation.”

Badawi and Elhuzayel made their first court appearance Friday afternoon at U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, but did not enter pleas.

Badawi’s attorney, Kate Corrigan, said he understands the severity of the charges against him. She said he was a college student who had lived in the U.S. for many years.

“He’s a young man,” Corrigan said. “He’ somebody that is very concerned about his family at this point, and he’s obviously scared.”

Both men face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted as charged.

A preliminary hearing for the two men was set for June 5.


Videos at the link above and more via: Pair (of Muslims) accused of trying to join ISIS

The FBI said Elhuzayel admitted after his arrest that he was headed overseas to join ISIS terrorists, according to the complaint.

Meanwhile, FBI agents in Anaheim arrested his friend and alleged fellow terrorist supporter Badawi. Details of Badawi’s arrest were not released.

Elhuzayel’s parents, Palestinian immigrants Salem and Falak Elhuzayel, said their son is not a terrorist or sympathetic to terrorist ideals.

The two men “used social media to discuss (ISIS) and terrorist attacks, expressed a desire to die as martyrs and made arrangements for Nader Elhuzayel to leave the United States to join (ISIS),” according to the complaint.

Beginning in 2014, Badawi allegedly began posting pro-ISIS messages on Twitter under several usernames. One alleged message was “Inshallah (God willing) soon the Islamic State will take over Baghdad …”

Nader Elhuzayel, who authorities said also used several names on Twitter, allegedly spread similar messages. He also said to Badawi that he “wanted to die in the battlefield; he wanted to die a (martyr),” according to the complaint.

“It’s nonsensical talk,” Salem Elhuzayel said regarding his son’s alleged tweets. “This is not our son. Somebody must be speaking on his behalf.”

But Nader Elhuzayel allegedly repeatedly discussed with Badawi his desire to leave the country and join ISIS. And both men allegedly denounced local Muslim leaders because they did not support the Islamic State.

On May 3, Nader Elhuzayel allegedly told Badawi in a recorded conversation, “May we be united in the Islamic State.” Badawi, according to the complaint, admitted to using his phone to buy Nader Elhuzayel’s plane ticket while the men sat in his car May 7.

About six months ago, Nader Elhuzayel began worshipping at the nearby West Coast Islamic Society in Anaheim. Officials at the mosque would not comment on the arrests, though one member said Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, who both attended the mosque, did not associate with others.

“The individuals prayed and left,” Sammy Ahmed said following Friday prayers at the mosque. “They didn’t hang out.”

While apparently posting the ISIS-supporting messages, Nader Elhuzayel also began using iPhone apps to learn Arabic and use that skill to read the Quran in its original language.

Nader Elhuzayel and a mysterious woman, who also supports ISIS through social media, talked daily and planned to get married and have children, according to the complaint.

An Orange County defense attorney appointed by the federal court to represent Badawi at Friday’s proceeding in the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana said Badawi immigrated to the United States from Sudan when he was about 16 and has no previous criminal record.

A report issued earlier this week by the Anti-Defamation League cited 36 domestic arrests of individuals suspected of supporting terrorists so far in 2015. That figure does not include two men shot and killed earlier this month after opening fire at an event in Texas showcasing controversial cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.

The number of terror arrests in the United States this year is approaching the combined total of each of the past two years, 26 in 2014 and 22 in 2013, according to the May 20 ADL report.


 First and second gen Muslim immigrants from Palestine and Sudan.

Video: Islamic Center of Lawrence, Kansas – raising money for Islamic jihad

Circa 1988. h/t @CausingFitna

“we have some Muslim Americans who have shared have volunteered themselves and have come over there and now they are sharing in jihad and they were trained on how to use weapons and they are sharing with their brothers mujahideen…it is part of our religion to perform jihad…we are seeking it, we are seeking martyrdom…”


Nothing has changed. Muslims living in the U.S. were funding jihad and were leaving the U.S. to wage jihad in the 1980’s (likely earlier) just as they do now. 

Michigan: Mega-mosques v. mini-churches

Sent in by a reader. It’s happening all across the U.S.


St. Toma Syriac Catholic Church – Farmington Hills, Michigan (23,000 sf)

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Hidaya Mosque/Community Center – Ypsilanti, Michigan (85,000 sf)

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Brown Chapel – Ypsilanti, Michigan (15,000 sf)

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Chaldean Nun’s Convent – Farmington Hills, Michigan (20,000 sf)

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Proposed Church – Southfield, Michigan (10,000 sf)

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Interfaith Community Center – Dearborn, Michigan (70,000 sf) [mosque]

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Proposed Church – Genoa Township, Michigan

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More pics via Assembly Architecture — GAV & Associates, Inc.

Notice not only the size of the mosques being built, but the churches with few exceptions are barely recognizable as churches while the mosques are quite obvious. The Ypsilanti mosque alone is larger than all the churches combined. Who is funding it?

Through a combination of immigration, zoning jihad or using a flawed religious land act to force mosques in residential areas and shopping malls, Muslims are colonizing and creating enclaves all across the U.S.

Build it, and they (kufr) will leave.

The Fraud of Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative

via The Fraud of Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative

Dr. Stephen Kirby

The Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha has lofty goals for the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim partners involved. It is best summed up in the Tri-Faith’s Vision Statement:

In working together, our vision is to build bridges of respect, trust and acceptance, to challenge stereotypes of each other, to learn from one another, and to counter the influence of extremists and agents of hate.

Among the Founding Principles is this statement:

 Each participant agrees to completely respect the beliefs and practices of the other participants. All beliefs shall be respected.

These are noble ideals, but the reality is that the Muslim partners can never respect and accept the beliefs of their Christian partners. This is because Islam teaches that Christianity is a false religion, based on a fraud, and initially spread by those who knew it was a fraud. The crux of the issue revolves around Jesus.

An Imposter on the Cross

Islam teaches that Jesus (‘Isa) was not crucified; instead, someone took his place on the cross. This is explicitly stated in Chapter 4, Verses 157-158 of the Koran:

 And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,” – but they killed him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so to them [the resemblance of ‘Isa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man)], and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely, they killed him not [i.e. ‘Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)]; But Allah raised him [‘Isa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) to Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.

The authoritative Muslim scholar Ibn Kathir provided the explanation of these verses:

 Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Ibn ‘Abbas said, “Just before Allah raised ‘Isa to the heavens, ‘Isa went to his companions, who were twelve inside the house. When he arrived, his hair was dripping water and he said, ‘There are those among you who will disbelieve in me twelve times after he had believed in me.’ He then asked, ‘Who volunteers that his image appear as mine, and be killed in my place. He will be with me (in Paradise)?’ One of the youngest ones among them volunteered and ‘Isa asked him to sit down. ‘Isa again asked for a volunteer, and the young man kept volunteering and ‘Isa asking him to sit down. Then the young man volunteered again and ‘Isa said, ‘You will be that man,’ and the resemblance of ‘Isa was cast over that man while ‘Isa ascended to heaven from a hole in the house. When the Jews came looking for ‘Isa, they found that young man and crucified him…”

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 3, p. 28

So Islam teaches that instead of being crucified, Jesus first asked for a volunteer to take his place, and then was taken bodily to heaven while the volunteer, whom Allah had made to look like Jesus, was crucified in his place.

Ibn Kathir also made an interesting observation. He noted that those twelve companions in the house knew that Jesus ascended to heaven from the house and that it was the volunteer who was crucified (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 3, p. 27). And of course, if there was no Crucifixion, there was no Resurrection.

The implication is that it was the Twelve Apostles in the house, which would mean that those Apostles then went out and knowingly preached a lie, based on a fraud, which spread across the world as the Christian religion. The Muslim partners in the Tri-Faith Initiative are supposed to respect and accept this?

And to add another nail in the coffin of respect and acceptance, a Muslim who knows his religion will look at a crucifix or a painting of the Crucifixion and see an imposter hanging on the cross.

Commonality with Jesus?

But isn’t there still a commonality in belief and acceptance among Christians and Muslims that Jesus will return to earth? Yes, both religions do believe that Jesus will return, but there is a vast difference in what is taught about the purpose of that return.

Here is what Muhammad said would happen when Jesus first returned:

 He [Jesus] will descend while wearing two long, light yellow garments. His head appears to be dripping water, even though no moisture touched it. He will break the cross, kill the pig, and banish the Jizyah and will call the people to Islam. During his time, Allah will destroy all religions except Islam…’Isa will remain for forty years and then will die, and Muslims will offer the funeral prayer for him.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 3, p. 32

So during those forty years after Jesus returned, Allah would destroy all religions except Islam, and Jesus would be breaking the cross of Christianity and calling the people to Islam. The Jizyah is the protection money demanded of Jews and Christians in 9:29 of the Koran in lieu of fighting to the death or converting to Islam. So when Islam’s Jesus returns to earth, the Jizyah will be banished simply because the only religion allowed will be Islam.

And, according to Muhammad, Jesus would also be judging mankind by the laws of the Koran:

 Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger said, “How will you be when the son of Maryam (Mary) [‘Isa (Jesus)] descends amongst you, and he will judge people by the law of the Qur’an and not by the law of the Gospel.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, No. 3449

So when it comes to the meaning of Jesus’ return to earth, there is no respect or acceptance extended to Christians by Islamic doctrine.

Shirk, the Unforgiveable Sin

Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God. According to Islamic doctrine, this means that Christians are ascribing a “partner” to Allah; in Islam this is the sin of Shirk. And in 4:48 the Koran states that Shirk is the one sin that Allah will not forgive:

 Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.

And 3:151 of the Koran states what is to be done to those engaging in Shirk:

 We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allah, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers).

So those engaging in Shirk will have terror cast into their hearts and they are destined for the Fires of Hell.

This was reiterated by Muhammad:

 Narrated ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said one statement and I said another. The Prophet said “Whoever dies while still invoking anything other than Allah as a rival to Allah, will enter Hell (Fire).” And I said, “Whoever dies without invoking anything as a rival to Allah, will enter Paradise.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, No. 4497

So Christians, by definition, engage in Shirk, the unforgivable sin in Islam that condemns Christians to the Fires of Hell.

Conclusion

The Christian partners of Omaha’s Tri-Faith Initiative are waiting in vain if they expect Islamic doctrine to respect Christianity. According to Islamic doctrine, Christianity is simply a false religion based on a fraud, and Christians are destined for Hell. How can a devout Muslim respect such a religion?

The Greek Genocide – 100 Years of Silence (Ottoman Jihad)

via 100 Years of Silence. h/t Euro News

By Thea Halo

In the struggle between denial and silence, silence wins hands down. That is, silence wins out over denial if the genocide of a people is to be complete. For almost 100 years, Pontic Greeks have mourned the loss of the 353,000 fathers, mothers, grandparents, children, friends and community members who were slaughtered outright, or who died agonizing deaths on long death marches to expulsion from 1916 to 1923. My mother was among them. Of the 2.6 million Greeks of Ottoman Turkey in 1914, over 700,000 additional Thracian and Anatolian Greeks were slaughtered, bringing the total Greek deaths to over one million.

Although the Pontic Greeks had settled on the southern shores and in the mountains along the Black Sea since 875 B.C., and other Greeks had settled in Anatolia since 1200 B.C., over 2,000 years before the first Turkish tribes invaded, today it’s difficult to find anyone who has heard of the Pontians or Anatolian Greeks, as if they never existed? Ditto for the Assyrians who had settlements in Asia minor dating back four thousand years before the genocide that took the lives of at least 275,000 Assyrians, more than half their population. As with the Pontic Greeks, until recently, it was rare to find anyone who knew Assyrians still existed in the modern world.

Armenian scholars rightfully criticize the Turkish government for the denial of the Armenian Genocide that took place 100 years ago. However, it’s rarely mentioned that the first target of what, for many, has become know exclusively as The Armenian Genocide, began against the Greeks under Ottoman rule in Thrace in the spring of 1913, before the commencement of WWI, and then in the summer of 1914 against the Anatolian Greeks who lived along the western coast of Turkey. Boycotts against Greek shops and goods, massacres of Greeks in towns and villages -instigated by Young Turk propaganda – and conscription of Greek men into the dreaded labor battalions, where they were worked and starved to death, was responsible for hundreds of thousands of Greek deaths.

How did the Young Turks incite hatred against former neighbors? US Consul General George Horton, who was stationed at Smyrna from 1911 to 1917 and again from May 1919 to September 1922, reported that in the spring of 1914, the Aegean Coast Greeks were demonized to induce the Turkish population to destroy them. Horton wrote:

[V]iolent and inflammatory articles in the Turkish newspapers appeared unexpectedly and without any cause … so evidently “inspired” by the authorities … Cheap lithographs … executed in the clumsiest and most primitive manner … represented Greeks cutting up Turkish babies or ripping open pregnant Moslem women, and various purely imaginary scenes, founded on no actual events or even accusations elsewhere made. These were hung in the mosques and schools. … and set the Turk to killing….”

The sequence of events is noteworthy. U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau Sr., reported at the time that the Young Turks were so successful against the Greeks, that they decided to go after the other “races” as well… the Assyrians and Armenians. Just as Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany signaled the beginning of a full-blown genocide of the Jews, the pogroms against the Thracian and Anatolian Greeks signaled the beginning of a full-blown genocide of the Christians under Ottoman rule, Greeks, Assyrians, and Armenians.

In October 1914, the Assyrians were the next Christian people to be targeted through displacement, without care for their survival. In 1915, both Armenians and Assyrians were subjected to massacres and death marches to expulsion. In 1916, the Pontic Greeks along the Black Sea coast were targeted. Some Pontians were locked in churches and burned alive.

In June 1918, four months before the end of the Great War, the Chicago Daily Tribune reported that at least 1,000,000 Greek men, women, and children had perished as a result of organized massacres and deportations by “the Turco-Teutons” in Asiatic Turkey. On October 30, 1918, the Armistice of Mudros was signed, officially bringing Ottoman participation in the war to an end, but the massacres, death marches, and labor camp conscriptions continued. A New York Times Article dated December 8, 1918, affirms that:

“(…) the Turkish authorities, despite Turkey’s defeat, are pursuing a brutal attitude towards the Christian populations of the empire and are inciting the Ottoman people to fanatical outrages against the non-Moslems. (…) Many signs of organizing among the Turks for new massacres of Christians, and particularly Greeks, are noted.”

While it’s true that denial of this crime is unconscionable, denial has at least kept the memory of the Armenians in the minds, and hopefully the hearts, of the general public. However, where news and diplomatic reports were numerous at the time, today there is usually silence. Silence surrounding the Christian Genocide by the Ottoman and Kemalist regimes between 1913 and 1923 have, until now, rendered the genocide of the Greeks and Assyrians complete. In fact, for the general public, silence over the last 100 years has effectively erased all memory of Pontic Greeks and Assyrians, co-victims of the Armenians, as if they never existed.

Consul General of Greece, George Iliopoulos said at this year’s May 19th Pontian Commemoration Ceremony at Bowling Green in NYC, “an atrocity can be forgiven, but should not be forgotten. Remorse is painful and demonstrates spiritual superiority. Forgetting… shows an inability to comprehend and accept history’s lessons and demonstrates disrespect for the victims. It is also a form of complicity. We need not allow the world or Turkey to forget.”

Senator Leonidas Raptakis joined with other Rhode Island senators to declare May 19th a day of solemn remembrance of the Pontian Genocide, and reminded the gathering at Bowling Green, that “it is vital and proper to those who lost their lives in the Pontian Genocide, and it is paramount that people of all nations look at this horrific event in our world’s not-so-distant history as a way to learn a valuable lesson, so that such atrocities are not tolerated and are never committed again.”

We could start with a U.S. Resolution that recognizes the genocide, not only of the Armenians, but of the 3 million Christians under Ottoman and Kemalist rule, Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks who were slaughtered by various means between 1913 and 1923, which brought four millennia of Christian presence in Turkey to a cruel and bitter end in a matter of 10 short years.

For a personal account of the genocide of all three Christian peoples, see Not Even My Name.

 

Texas: Senate Passes ‘Anti Sharia Law’

Considering Texas already has one, possibly two, Islamic sharia courts, and is a leading destination for Muslim refugees and immigrants (legal and illegal), they need to do more than pass a bill that no one will enforce. via ‘Anti Sharia Law’ Measure Passed Texas Senate | News Radio 1200 WOAI.

The Texas Senate last night passed and sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a measure that would prevent any ‘international law’ from being used in Texas civil courts, a bill many detractors say is Islamaphobic, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) doesn’t mention Islamic Koranic law, or ‘Sharia Law’ in her bill. She simply says it guarantees that no laws fro ‘foreign courts’ will be adopted by Texas civil court judges.

“It’s just to provide some belt and suspenders to make sure that, with judicial discretion, we don’t trump Texas law, American law, with a foreign law regarding family law,” Campbell said.

Muslim groups say the bill is a ‘solution looking for problem, and claim that the bill has its genesis in an anti Muslim demonstration on the steps of the Texas Capitol in January in which the proposal was cheered.

State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) grilled Campbell on examples she has seen of foreign law being used in Texas courts.

“What foreign law are you attempting to prevent being used, and can you give examples of where it has created a problem in the state?” Watson asked.

“No foreign law,” Campbell replied. “This just provides a context for judicial discretion.”

There have been instances of judges whose jurisdiction includes tightly knit religious communities, like the Amish in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the FLDS in Arizona and Utah, and the Hasidic Jews in New York City, agreeing, with the consent of all parties, to allow religious precepts to be used in court decisions on issues like divorce and child support.

In New York City, Jewish communities are occasionally allowed to establish their own Rabbinical courts to decide family law matters.

 

Muslim Cab Driver Who Made Bombs That Killed U.S. Sgt. Randy Johnson, Gets 38 Years

via Anis Sardar, Bomb Maker Who Killed Sgt. Randy Johnson, Given 38 Years – NBC News.com.

LONDON — A British taxi driver was sentenced to a minimum of 38 years in prison Friday for his role in a bomb-making campaign that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq.

Anis Abid Sardar, 38, was convicted of murder after his fingerprints were found on two bombs, linking him to another device that killed Sgt. Randy Johnson in September 2007.

He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum sentence of 38 years, according to NBC News’ British partner ITV News. He was convicted of two counts of murder and conspiracy to murder a day earlier.

The judge, Mr Justice Globe, rejected Sardar’s claim that he had only been involved in making bombs to try to protect the Sunni Muslim community from Shiite militants.

“Your focus was either wholly or partly American,” the judge said, according to ITV News. “You had a mindset that made Americans every bit the enemy as Shia militias.”

Johnson, 34, of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, was killed when the armored vehicle he was traveling in was hit by an IED in Baghdad on September 27, 2007.

The landmark prosecution was the first time anyone has been convicted in a British court for murder during the Iraq War, ITV News reported.

Following the guilty verdict, Johnson’s widow, Claudia Williams, told NBC News: “I’m really relieved but for us it doesn’t change anything. We still lost Randy.”

Luke Stinson, one of the soldiers who tried to save Johnson’s life, admitted he hoping for a tough punishment.

“I hope they nail his ass to the wall and burn the wall down,” he told NBC News before the sentencing. “I wish they had the death penalty over there, because this guy deserves it.”

Two other U.S. soldiers, Jesus Bustamante and Joseph Bacani, were shot while trying to retrieve another bomb linked to Sardar on March 20, 2007.

Bacani, who was awarded a Purple Heart and had to learn how to walk again after being shot in the pelvis, told ITV News he was “relieved” at the thought of Sardar being brought to justice.

“I think it brings a sense of justice but it’s not an equivalent thing,” he said. “It doesn’t bring back a life but it does help us recuperate.”

 

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