Houston: Iraqi Muslim refugee who plotted to bomb American malls pleads guilty

Source: Houston man who pledged allegiance to ISIS, plotted to bomb malls pleads guilty to terrorism charge – Houston Chronicle

A Houston man who pledged his allegiance to ISIS and plotted to detonate homemade bombs in local shopping malls pleaded guilty Monday to a terrorism-related charge.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, a 24-year-old father, stockpiled circuitry components, wireless remotes and other bomb-making implements in his west Houston apartment, according to court documents.

“I want to blow myself up. I want to travel with the Mujahidin,” he once said, according to prosecutors. “I want to travel to be with those who are against America. I am against America.”

A prayer list for committing jihad and becoming a martyr was found among his belongings, as was an ISIL flag, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Ken Magidson.

Al Hardan  pleaded guilty on one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL or ISIS. He had been facing two other charges for allegedly lying during the application process for U.S. citizenship.

His attorney, David Adler, could not be reached for comment.

Al Hardan originally entered the country as an Iraqi refugee in 2009. He gained legal permanent residence in 2011 and settled in the Houston area.

Feds started investigating him in April 2014, looking at his communications with other suspected terrorists and monitoring his menacing social media posts.

In November 2014, according to the plea agreement, Al Hardan took an oath of loyalty to ISIL.

Al Hardan said he will stay in custody till his January sentencing hearing. He is facing up to 20 years in federal prison. Prosecutors agreed as part of the plea deal not to see up to $250,000 in fines.

As noted previously, Iraqi Muslim refugee wanted to bomb malls, said “I am against America”

…Al Hardan was coordinating efforts with another Iraqi refugee living in California, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab. The two men communicated through Facebook messenger from April 2013 to October 2014 and talked about getting weapons training and eventually sneaking into Syria to fight alongside the terrorist group, Wittliff said.

“Once I get the passport I will leave America, I will leave. I will make a widow of you,” Al Hardan said to his wife, according to the excerpt read in court. “I will go to Syria. I am not wacko. I am not wacko. I am speaking the truth. I want to blow myself up. I want to blow myself up … I am against America.”

And don’t forget, it certainly appears that this ISIS-supporting Muslim refugee brought another Muslim refugee to the U.S. to be his child bride.



NYC: Muslim Lyft Driver Terrifies Passenger, Tells Her to Convert to Islam, Arrange Syrian Marriage

Source: I-Team: Lyft Driver Removed After Taking NYC Fashion Student on Terrifying Ride | NBC New York

Fashion school student Alyssa Pfaus relies on cabs and car services to safely get around New York City but after what she described as a terrifying Lyft ride, the 19-year-old is reconsidering her choice of transportation.

A recent Lyft ride from Union Square to the Upper East Side terrified the young student; she says the driver started getting personal, then took her on the wrong route when she didn’t respond to him.

“He asked if I was Islamic,” Pfaus said, “And then he listed all the reasons why I needed to convert to Islam.”

At first she chose to ignore him, until he flew right past her exit on the FDR and started driving on the RFK bridge over into Queens.

“I asked him where he was going, and he answered me by saying, ‘Don’t worry, I know exactly where I’m taking you,’” Pfaus said.

Pfaus says she pleaded with the driver to turn around and became increasingly frightened as he began circling through a Queens neighborhood with which she was not familiar.

“I felt absolute panic. The conversation turned into how I needed an arranged marriage and his family in Syria could arrange that,” she said.

Pfaus says they passed by a sign that said Manhattan and that’s when she urged him to take the bridge and drive her home. The driver finally complied.

When Pfaus was dropped off, she ran to the 23rd precinct stationhouse to report the driver to police.

She wasn’t able to file a police report because she didn’t know his last name, she said. Nothing came up in the police database based on the driver’s first name.

According to the receipt she received from Lyft, an app-based car service, Pfaus didn’t have the driver’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) or license plate number either.

Initially, police did not take a report, but once NBC 4 New York’s I-Team contacted them, the NYPD began an investigation, saying, “Detectives are waiting for a subpoena to identify the driver and to speak to him.”

The TLC, which regulates all cab drivers in New York City says passengers should report questionable drivers directly to it.

“We are the only people who can suspend or revoke a license,” Commissioner Meera Joshi said. ” If an app kicks a driver off, that driver can easily join another platform so they will still interact with passengers.”

TLC rules were recently strengthened to prevent the type of experience Pfaus endured — by requiring receipts to include the vehicle license number, the driver’s for-hire license number and the 311 complaint number.

“With that information we can very easily track down a trip and take action against a driver when necessary,” Joshi said.

Because of a grace period, not all companies are in compliance. A spokesman for Lyft said the company removed Pfaus’ driver from its service and it is working to comply with new TLC requirements.

The I-Team surveyed the biggest car service companies based on fleet size and found only six companies to be compliant with the new TLC rules.

This Syrian Muslim is not the first Muslim Lyft driver to terrify a woman in the U.S.

Minneapolis: Muslims riot, attack cops during protest of HBO series on jihad recruitment

Religion of disturbing the peace. Courtesy of the Cliton’s.

Source: Protests break out in Minneapolis over HBO production | Minnesota Public Radio News  h/t Bare Naked

Rapper and singer K’naan faced a hostile reception from dozens of Somali-American protesters on Saturday at a block party in Minneapolis. He had just begun performing on a stage on Cedar Avenue, the beating pulse of the East African community, when demonstrators essentially shut him down.

The source of their hurt is K’naan’s latest project, an HBO series that several media reports have described as a drama about jihadi recruitment set in Minnesota, which also involves director Kathryn Bigelow.

“Him being a Somali, I would expect more of him,” said Filsan Ibrahim, 27, one of the organizers of the protest. “He has such a big platform. He could use his name and celebrity to change that narrative and say, ‘There’s more to us.'”

On Saturday, Ibrahim donned a purple scarf and grabbed a bullhorn to describe to the crowd what she anticipated from the cable TV show. “It’s going to be talking about how the Somali kids in Cedar are terrorists!” she cried.

K’naan left the stage before making a comment about “ignorant” people.

On Twitter, some pressed him to be more transparent about the project.

“There’s only so much one could talk about, when the work is yet to be made,” he responded.

K’naan is teaming up with Bigelow, director of “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker.” At one point, the working title of the series was reportedly “The Recruiters.”

On Saturday, a number of Minneapolis police were working off-duty to secure the event. Ibrahim, the activist, said some officers began pushing the demonstrators.

Mohamed said he observed some individuals in the crowd throw items at police, including a football and what looked to be a glass bottle. Officers sprayed a chemical irritant, sending people to flush their eyes with containers of milk.

Minneapolis police Sgt. Catherine Michal said some also hurled rocks and a chair at officers. A Metro Transit police officer was hit in the head with an unknown object and was treated and released at a nearby hospital before finishing his shift, said the agency’s spokesman Drew Kerr.

By the end of the day, Minneapolis police arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of riot. As of late Monday, which was the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the woman was being held at the Hennepin County jail. She could face gross misdemeanor charges on Tuesday.

Abdi Mohamed, a 22-year-old from St. Paul, came to document the performance and demonstration. After Mohamed sent K’naan a video link to the chaos that ensued — including tense skirmishes between police and demonstrators — the musician replied in a series of direct messages on Twitter.

“K’naan told me he wanted to show the more humane side of Somalis,” Mohamed said. “He said these narratives are already out there — people are already trying to push a blanket image of Somalis, a one-dimensional image.”

The artist assured Mohamed he wanted to depict the community “as they are — as mothers, fathers, as students.”

On the other hand, Mohamed said, Somali-Americans are simply exhausted of seeing themselves on screen.

“Whether it’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ or ‘Captain Phillips,’ there’s always this kind of imagery as Somalis and Muslims being the bad guy in a Hollywood blockbuster,” he said.

Rioting in Minnesota and attacking the police in opposition to shedding a light on Muslim terrorists in your midst is not only more bad guy imagery – it’s your violent reality.

The HBO show should whitewash and excuse it all away though.

PS: What MPR called a protest, that resulted in rioting charges, happened back in September.

Canada: Mosque demands neighboring brewery’s liquor license be revoked

Imposing the sharia on non-Muslims.

Source: Islamic centre calls for end to Good Robot Brewery’s liquor licence | The Chronicle Herald

A north-end Halifax Islamic centre is calling for the immediate cancellation of their next-door neighbour’s liquor licence for what they call a “frontal attack to our way of life.”

The Centre for Islamic Development and the Ishan Academy issued a formal complaint against their Robie Street neighbours, the Good Robot Brewing Company, to the Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel, Tobacco Division on Sept. 28.

The facility is calling for Good Robot’s licence to be revoked under section 29 of the Liquor Licensing Regulations which allows for someone to ask in writing to have a liquor licence cancelled or limited based on the establishment “interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbouring properties.”

John MacDonald, executive director of the Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel, Tobacco Division of Access Nova Scotia, referred the matter to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board on Oct. 12. The board has not yet issued directions on the matter.

Among the many complaints, the centre says it has faced increased cleaning, insurance and security costs, loud music, a marijuana smell and loitering.

“They installed tables against the side of our neighbouring window to them and the party began, much to our dismay,” Juan Carlos Canales-Leyton, a member of the Islamic centre, wrote in the document.

The religious group purchased the property in 2001 with the hope of turning it into a community centre, a place of worship and a temporary home for Muslims in difficult situations.

In 2014, the group had completed a multi-million-dollar renovation to their aging facility. The centre is now a fully-functioning Mosque, school and community centre.

“Generally speaking, we have had no disruptions or distractions worth mentioning until the Good Robot Brewing Company came to the neighbourhood,” Canales-Leyton wrote.

According to Canales-Leyton, the centre has been forced “to operate with closed windows, even in the hottest of days, to reduce the (vulgar) noise that invades us.

“The granting of a Liquor License to a neighbouring property has resulted in our loss of enjoyment of the property we built for religious and educational purposes.”

Good Robot opened in May 2015 with the mission to “take beer, but not ourselves, seriously.” A call and email to the company were not returned.

MacDonald wrote in his response to the complaint that Good Robot received their liquor licence because Service Nova Scotia followed the proper procedure for application and without any objections.

Muslim occupiers in Tennessee tried to do the same but Sharia was slowed in Tennessee, spirits to flow against mosque demands.

Texas: ‘No to wall, Islam or die’ spray-painted on San Antonio church


Source: ‘No to wall, Islam or die’ spray-painted on San Antonio church entrance | Crime | Dallas News

Police are investigating the defacement of a San Antonio church after vandals spray-painted “No to wall” and “Islam or die” next to the entrance.

An unidentified symbol was painted under the words at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in the 600 block of Avalon Street, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Eric Miletti, the pastor at Gethsemane, told the Express-News that he first noticed the graffiti Monday morning.

He said he wasn’t sure whether the vandalism had anything to do with Donald Trump’s signature presidential campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Miletti said police were notified of the vandalism and a report was filed. He said he would ask the city to remove the paint once police give the OK.

A former CIA analyst tweeted it wasn’t an “unidentified symbol”, rather it was an attempt to write the Islamic war cry “allah akbar” although a Muslim noted it was spelled incorrectly.

Virginia: Pro-Muslim Refugee Forum at St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington Oct. 17

A call to action in Virginiastan:


Source: Taqiyya at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington | Gates of Vienna

On Monday, October 17th, there will be a pro-Islamic ‘Refugee’ presentation in Arlington, VA from 7-9 PM. The location is:

St. Ann Roman Catholic Church Hall
5300 N. 10th St.
Arlington, VA 22205

Please get this news out so that truth-tellers can descend upon them in droves. The keynote speakers will be Anastasia Brown, director of Refugee Services, HHS, and Patricia S. Maloof, program director, migration and refugee services, Arlington Catholic Charities.

The church is just off I66, close to where George Mason crosses. I know the area fairly well. Just down Glebe Road from there is the Buckingham neighborhood, which is one of the most heavily culturally enriched areas in the USA. When I lived up there forty years ago it was mostly black and working-class whites, with some Mexicans mixed in. The last time I went down Glebe Road it seemed to be largely Arab/Afghan, with halal food markets, Arabic script on the signs, hijabs everywhere, etc. But I assume there are still some Salvadorans, Hondurans, and Guatemalans around, since the St. Ann church advertises Spanish-language masses and events.

The event is listed in their current parish bulletin on page 5, available here:  http://stannchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/October-9-2016.pdf

Full text below:

Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. – With Anastasia Brown and Patricia Maloof

Do you have questions about the need and process for resettling refugees in the United States? St. Ann Adult Religious Enrichment Committee is hosting a presentation by two experts in the field. On Monday, October 17, 2016, a program focusing on Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.: A National and Local
Humanitarian Response will be held in the St. Ann Parish Hall from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. We are very fortunate that such knowledgeable persons have
accepted our invitation to speak at St. Ann. Anastasia Brown currently serves as Director of the Division of Refugee Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement. Prior to this position, she served for many years as the Director of Refugee Resettlement for the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Patricia S. Maloof is the current Program Director of Migration and Refugee Services of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and has previous
experience at the national level with resettling refugees and other legal immigrants.

We hope many of you will come and participate in this very timely program.

A quick search online finds that Maloof is a long-time importer of Muslims to the United States and even wrote a book on how to profit from it (via Wayback Machine – Muslim Refugees in the United States A Guide for Service Providers]. Maloof has recently been making the rounds, telling gullible listeners how they can help American towns become more Islamic. maloof

Ann Corcoran, the author of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, wrote the book all Americans should read: “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America.

Not a Single Christian Church or School Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department

Operation Enduring Freedom? Just another part of Hillary Clinton’s legacy at the State Department. This will happen in American neighborhoods as they become Islamized.

Source: Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department

There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.

In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers have spent $440 billion to support Afghanistan’s new government and more than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in that country.

The last public Christian church in Afghanistan was razed in March 2010, according to the State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which was released last month and covers the period of July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, also states that “there were no Christian schools in the country.”

There is no longer a public Christian church; the courts have not upheld the church’s claim to its 99-year lease, and the landowner destroyed the building in March [2010],” reads the State Department report on religious freedom. “[Private] chapels and churches for the international community of various faiths are located on several military bases, PRTs [Provincial Reconstruction Teams], and at the Italian embassy. Some citizens who converted to Christianity as refugees have returned.”

In recent times, freedom of religion has declined in Afghanistan, according to the State Department.

“The government’s level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals,” reads the State Department report.

“Negative societal opinions and suspicion of Christian activities led to targeting of Christian groups and individuals, including Muslim converts to Christianity,” said the report. “The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom.”

Most Christians in the country refuse to “state their beliefs or gather openly to worship,” said the State Department.

More than 1,700 U.S. military personnel have died serving in the decade-old Afghanistan war, according to CNSNews.com’s database of all U.S. casualties in Afghanistan. A September audit released jointly by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and the State Department’s Office of Inspector General, found that the U.S. government will spend at least $1.7 billion to support the civilian effort from 2009-2011.

According to that report, the $1.7 billion excludes additional security costs, which the report says the State Department priced at about $491 million.

A March 2011 report by the Congressional Research Service showed that overall the United States has spent more than $440 billion in the Afghanistan war. Christian aid from the international community has also gone to aid the Afghan government.

Nevertheless, according to the State Department, the lack of non-Muslim religious centers in Afghanistan can be blamed in part on a “strapped government budget,” which is primarily fueled by the U.S. aid.

“There were no explicit restrictions for religious minority groups to establish places of worship and training of clergy to serve their communities,” says the report, “however, very few public places of worship exist for minorities due to a strapped government budget.”

The report acknowledged that Afghanistan’s post-Taliban constitution, which was ratified with the help of U.S. mediation in 2004, can be contradictory when it comes to the free exercise of religion.

While the new constitution states that Islam is the “religion of the state” and that “no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam,” it also proclaims that “followers of other religions are free to exercise their faith and perform their religious rites within the limits of the provisions of the law.”

However, “the right to change one’s religion was not respected either in law or in practice,” according to the State Department.

“Muslims who converted away from Islam risked losing their marriages, rejection from their families and villages, and loss of jobs,” according to the report. “Legal aid for imprisoned converts away from Islam remains difficult due to the personal objection of Afghan lawyers to defend apostates.”

According to the State Department report, more than 99 percent of the population, estimated between 24 and 33 million people, is either Sunni (80 percent) or Shia (19 percent) Muslim. Non-Muslim religious groups, including the estimated 500 to 8,000 strong Christian community in the country, make up less than 1 percent of the population. Other non-Muslim groups in the country are Sikhs, Bahais, and Hindus.

The Hindus were wiped out long ago and the mountains of Afghanistan bare the name of that Muslim Conquest of India.

Meanwhile, US taxpayers made millionaires out of Afghan gangsters, warlords and connected class.

Along with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan should be among the first countries banned from U.S. immigration.

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