Canada: PM Trudeau Promises 50,000 Muslim Refugees in 2016!

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Prime Imam Justin Trudeau

Source: Alarm bells in Congress: 50,000 Muslims entering Canada

Canada’s new Liberal prime minister plans to “fast track” the acceptance of thousands of Syrian refugees over the next few weeks and that has some in Congress worried about security at the mostly unpatrolled northern border.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office Nov. 4 promising to take in no less than 25,000 Syrian refugees by Dec. 31 and up to 50,000 by the end of 2016. The government fell far short of its goal, admitting only 6,000 as of Dec. 31 and about 15,000 to date, but Trudeau’s administration now says it will meet the 25,000 goal by March 1.

Canada and the U.S. share the world’s largest undefended international border. It stretches more than 5,520 miles across 13 states over land and water. The International Peace Garden was opened in 1932 in Bottineau, North Dakota, and the famed Peace Arch in Blaine, Washington, was dedicated in 1921 to celebrate the fact that the two countries share not only miles of border but values based on freedom and democracy.

But that was before the Syrian civil war, the Arab Spring, and mass migration of millions of Muslims out of the Middle East and Africa into Europe and North America.

Congress spent much of last year debating the merits of President Obama’s plans to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees. FBI Director James Comey testified on Oct. 1 saying it was virtually impossible to screen the vast majority of people who show up at United Nations’ refugee camps claiming to be Syrians. But in the end House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Republican Congress decided to fully fund the president’s expanded refugee program.

Now the Senate Homeland Security Committee is asking questions about Canada’s even more aggressive Syrian refugee program and how it might affect U.S. security.

The committee held a hearing Wednesday where it was revealed that the northern border is severely undermanned.

Only 300 U.S. border agents are working at the Canadian border at any given time, said Dean Mandel, a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Buffalo sector.

That compares to more than 2,000 agents patrolling the southern border with Mexico at any moment in time.

“We have one agent for every linear mile on our southern border and one for every 13.5 miles on our northern border,” Mandel said, adding that the northern border also has far fewer cameras and other technological infrastructure in place.

Montana alone has a 550-mile border with Canada, much of it rugged terrain and not monitored. Michigan, New York and Ohio have borders that include vast expanses of water.

And now Trudeau’s government plans to expedite the process of screening and integrating tens of thousands of Syrian refugees.

“There is a significant controversy over Canada’s plan to accept 25,000 refugees from Syria. Can we meet this risk? Canada is a diverse nation and has a Muslim population three times our own on a per capita basis,” said Mandel, who was testifying on behalf of the National Border Patrol Council.

Visa waiver program presents risk

Mandel said the visa waiver agreement the U.S. has with Canada presents a special risk.

“The visa waiver system is a huge security gap, because it is based on the assumption that if you are from Canada, a friendly country, you are no security risk,” he said.

“And database background checks are only as good as the database itself, which we found out in the San Bernardino (terrorist) case,” he said, referring to the fact that jihadist Tashfeen Malik entered the U.S. by passing through a visa background check.

“Many terrorists are simply not in the database,” he said. “We have failed to properly invest in our northern border. So we are gambling …relying so heavily on a foreign government concerns me. The Paris attack was launched right under the noses of Belgium security.”

Mandel advised the Senate that manpower be beefed up on the northern border.

“The problem here is we simply don’t have enough manpower. We have more agents in El Paso (Texas) than on the entire northern border,” he said. “We have an almost complete reliance on Canadian law enforcement for our security.”

David Harris, director of INSIGNIS Strategic Research, an international intelligence firm based in Ottawa, also expressed grave concern about the infusion of so many Syrian refugees into Canada over such a short period of time.

Sending 25,000 Syrians to Canada would be the equivalent of sending 225,000 to the United States, he said.

“FBI Director James Comey has highlighted the difficulties the U.S. would have screening just 10,000 refugees,” Harris told the  committee. “How likely is it that Canada could adequately screen two and a half times that many in just three months?”


Related:

Conquest: 16 Million Migrants Heading to Europe This Year

Minnesota: St. Paul school bans Valentine’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving

To appease Somali Muslims. Creep, creep. via St. Paul school pulls plug on marking holidays like Valentine’s, Christmas – StarTribune.com

Celebrations of Valentine’s Day and the other “dominant holidays” are ending at one St. Paul elementary school, according to a letter from the principal addressed to families.

Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School, whose student body is overwhelmingly nonwhite, explained in the letter that “my personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.”

With Valentine’s Day a little more than two weeks away, Masini noted, “I have come to the difficult decision to discontinue the celebration of the dominant holidays until we can come to a better understanding of how the dominant view will suppress someone else’s view.”

Masini said there will be no cards or treats brought to school to mark Valentine’s Day.

The letter listed the holidays that the East Side school will no longer celebrate as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Masini said the decision was made in consultation with his staff.

“One of the concerns that I have,” Masini wrote, “ … is whether or not this practice is encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening the culture of tolerance and respect for all.”

Scott Masini, principal at Bruce Vento Elementary School

Masini, who has been with the district for roughly 20 years and principal at Bruce Vento School since fall 2013, acknowledged that shelving these celebrations “will be an unpopular decision with some of you.” He said school administrators would be happy to discuss the decision with concerned parents.

“Because Saint Paul Public Schools is a diverse district that is filled with families from around the world we strive to respect all cultures and all students. We recognize that not every student celebrates or participates in some or all holidays. We have a board policy that discourages programs and festivities that celebrate observances unless they are required by law,” a statement from St. Paul schools later Thursday said.

The statement included comments from Masini: “I’m struggling with this and I don’t know what the right answer is. But, what I do know is celebrating some holidays and not others is not inclusive of all of the students we serve.”

The letter surfaced Wednesday evening on an invitation-only Facebook page titled “Supporting St. Paul Students and Teachers.” By daybreak Thursday, there were dozens of comments left on the page, which was started by parents in the district two years ago in connection with teacher contract talks.

“Very sad. All the fun is gone,” read one posting. “Totally ridiculous” and “Tired of the PC,” read two others.

It appears that attention to ethnic sensitivity has been a mission of Masini’s at the school. In May, a conservative education watchdog website posted a photo of a KKK hood that was displayed during a teacher training session. Below the image were the words: “When do you wear the hood?”

“ ‘The principal allegedly displayed the picture and asked the staff to sit in silence and reflect on it for 3 to 4 minutes,” according to EAGnews.org.

Masini’s e-mail response to the website read, “The hope was that by doing the activity … that we could change any practices at our school that were unfair to students. I also thought we were ready to take this deep dive into a difficult conversation on race, white privilege, and practices that don’t serve all students. The image that was provided to you was completely taken out of context.”

Shortly before taking over as principal at Bruce Vento School at the start of the 2013-14 school year, Masini said in a note to students, families and staff that “I am extremely passionate about continuing the work to achieve equity for all students.”

According to the latest state demographic data, the student body at Bruce Vento school is 52.3 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 35.4 percent black, 6.9 percent Hispanic, 4.3 percent white and 1 percent American Indian/Alaskan Native. More than half the students are learning English as a second language, data show.


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via Independent Sentinel

The intolerance of Tolerance promulgated by the Totalitarian left is alive and well in our schools. One public school is doing away with Christmas – a legal national holiday, Thanksgiving – a legal national holiday, and Valentine’s Day – a really fun diversion from winter. Wait until you hear why.

A Minnesotal elementary school wants to include ethnically diverse students by excluding citizens and diminishing our culture. They are teaching the children how to not be Americans.

We have a new culture now – everyone else’s. What kind of country do they want to have, one where there is no cohesion whatsoever? There won’t be anything left for our military to protect.


via Truth Revolt

School administrators beholden to the cult of political correctness have completely gone off the rails. The latest insanity to occur in an America’s education system concerns Burce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, which has decided to ban Valentine’s Day along with other so-called “dominant holidays” (i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas) because the “dominant view” could “suppress someone else’s view.”


via Pamela Geller

While many public school districts across America have submitted to Muslim demands and agreed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and make it an official holiday, other school districts are stripping away our long-held traditions and holidays, as part of the increasingly poisonous leftist-Islamic driven agenda.

The Muslim world has long hated and banned the romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day. Now we see St. Paul is following suit.


via Todd Starnes:

It sounds to me like the St. Paul area is infected with a case of ethnic sensitivity – a diagnosis confirmed by the district spokesperson.

She explained to me that their schools include many, many cultures – students from around the world – including a very large Somali population.

That’s all well and good, but the children live in America now. They are presumably Americans. As such they and their families should be acclimating to the American way of life.

They no longer live in Somalia. They live in the United States. And in the United States we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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Florida: Two arrested after illegal driver’s licenses distributed

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Source: Two arrested after illegal driver’s licenses distributed | WFTV

PALM BAY, Fla. —  Two Palm Bay Tag Office workers are accused of giving valid driver’s licenses to people who hadn’t earned them.

Florida Highway Patrol said it looked into this when the Hillsborough County Tax Collector Office tipped them off.

Investigators said 11 people from Hillsborough County received licenses with discrepancies.

Investigators arrested Misty Ziminsky, a tag office worker, and Ahmad Alhayajneh, an interpreter, on Friday.

Each person who received a fraudulent license was found to have used the Ziminsky and Alhayajneh, according to investigators.

Investigators said Alhayajneh gave answers to applicants on test and licenses were handed out without applicants taking the required physical driving test.

Investigators found nearly two dozen cases.

The Tax Collector’s Office said Ziminsky was fired. Alhayajneh has bonded out of jail.

More: State, federal investigation underway after 2 accused of handing out bogus licenses in Brevard Count

A county worker and an interpreter are accused of handing out bogus driver’s licenses to people who never took the exam.

There are new concerns they were helping people stay in the country illegally.

The fraud scheme attracted people across the state.

Channel 9’s Blaine Tolison spoke to the Brevard County tax collector, Lisa Cullen, who said she’s not sure  how far the scheme goes.

She said she believes the people who received fraudulent driver’s licenses overstayed their visas in the United States, but she’s not 100 percent sure.

A state and federal investigation is underway.

Cullen said Misty Ziminsky worked in her office for four years, but Cullen only realized in November that Ziminsky was handing out fraudulent driver’s licenses.

She reported it to the state.

“I think early on, it might have been one or two. It just escalated. I assure you, I take it serious and I will address every record,” said Cullen.

Last week, state investigators arrested Ziminsky, an examiner at the office, and Ahmad Alhayajneh, an interpreter who was not an employee.

Investigators found licenses from the Palm Bay office with discrepancies, including some without pictures or signature.

Last month, they discovered that Ziminsky and Ahmad were allegedly working together with Ahmad giving applicants answers on tests, and Ziminsky letting them skip physical driving tests altogether.

Cullen said it’s not clear what people were doing with the driver’s licenses.

“I have no idea. I can’t answer that, but I can tell you they won’t have them for long,” said Cullen.

She said she is working with the state to cancel any fraudulent licenses, but she admits they don’t know how many are out here.

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating, but neither agency would say if the people who received the licenses were being monitored by the government.

Cullen said changes have already been made to prevent any more fraud.

“I look at this as, we need to learn from it, and we’ll institute anything we learn throughout the county,” Cullen said.

Cullen has 170 employees and she said members of her staff at the main office are being interviewed as a precaution.

The office manager was suspended.

 

North Carolina: Muslim Convert Planned to Kill 1,000 Americans

With one gun and a silencer. via: Prosecutors: Islamic State Inspired N. Carolina Man’s Plan – ABC News

A North Carolina man killed his neighbor and stole the man’s money so he could buy an assault rifle to carry out an Islamic State-inspired shooting at a concert or club, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

The federal indictment also accuses Justin Nojan Sullivan of offering an undercover FBI employee money to kill his parents, who he believed would interfere with his plans for an attack.

The 19-year-old suspect, who was arrested in June, “planned to carry out his attack in the following few days at a concert, bar or club where he believed that as many as 1,000 people could be killed using the assault rifle and silencer,” the indictment said.

The indictment charges Sullivan with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State and trying to use social media to have his parents killed. He also faces firearms charges.

A grand jury in Burke County also indicted Sullivan on Monday on a murder charge in the death of 74-year-old John Bailey Clark, who lived a few doors down from him, said District Attorney David Learner.

A lawyer representing him on the murder charge, Victoria Jayne, said “it’s far too early” to discuss how she expects the case to go. A defense attorney in the federal case declined to comment.

Sullivan, who lived with his parents in Morganton, a foothills town of about 17,000, converted to Islam and was watching videos of Islamic State beheadings by the fall of 2014, the indictment said. Authorities said he pledged his allegiance to the terror group.

In December 2014, he used a .22-caliber rifle stolen from his father’s gun cabinet to shoot Clark in the head, according to the federal indictment. A news release said forensic testing shows the rifle was used to kill Clark.

Sullivan hid the rifle, a black ski mask, muddy clothes and a lock-picking kit in his parents’ crawlspace, investigators wrote in the indictment, adding that he later told FBI agents that $689 in his possession had come from Clark. He believed the money was enough to buy a rifle and ammunition for the attack, the indictment said.

By the following June, investigators said, he was planning an attack in the U.S. He began having social media conversations with an undercover FBI employee whom he wanted to recruit, saying an attack in the U.S. was the best way to support the Islamic State because travel was risky.

He said during one of the conversations that he planned to buy “an AR-15 assault rifle” at a gun show, and he attempted to buy hollow point ammunition from a gun dealer, the indictment said. He researched how to make silencers and asked the undercover operative to make one for each of them.

“Our attacks need to be as big as possible,” Sullivan is quoted as telling the person.

The FBI then sent a silencer to his home, where investigators say his mother opened the package.

“When Sullivan’s parents questioned him about the silencer, Sullivan, believing that his parents would interfere with his plans to carry out an attack, offered to compensate the UCE to kill them,” authorities wrote, referring to the undercover FBI employee.

Federal authorities have said they began investigating Sullivan after his father called 911 in April saying his son was destroying religious items in their home. He was arrested at the family’s home without incident on June 19, and later told investigators that he planned to carry out an attack in the coming days when his parents were expected to be out of town, investigators have said.

He’s currently in federal custody awaiting trial later this month. Learner said he expects Sullivan to make a first appearance on the murder charge in the coming weeks.


From the DOJ press release and Indictment:

“During the course of our investigation evidence was uncovered linking Sullivan to John Bailey Clark’s murder six months earlier.  Any loss of life is tragic; due to the work of the FBI and our law enforcement partners, other planned attacks were thwarted preventing more violence.”

Sure, everyone’s glad an ISIS-supporter and murderer is now in jail, but wouldn’t it have been more prudent to book him on the murder and stolen weapon charges and allocate those FBI resources on real terror threats? What could he have attacked while behind bars? Too many questions here.

Note all the key buzzwords (read propaganda) used above. Smell an agenda?

  • ISIL – yep
  • AR15 – yep
  • assault rifle – yep
  • gun show – yep
  • silencer – yep
  • hollow point ammo – yep
  • gun dealer – yep
  • American convert to Islam (i.e., not a real, foreign, natural born Muslim) – yep
  • per the previous line, expect a quick trial and conviction unlike trials for natural born Muslims that take years

What makes this all the more curious is that we reported on this kids arrest back in June 2015.

North Carolina: Father Tips Off Police to Muslim-Convert Son’s Jihad Sympathies

 

Germany: Muslim youth try to enforce sharia, attack Kurdish kiosk owner for selling alcohol

Suicide by Islamic invasion. It’s why Americans must stand up and resist the importation of Muslims to the U.S. via: Germany: Gang of youths punishes Kiosk owner for selling alcohol – Vlad Tepes

From this German language news site

Three men in a Neukölln Kiosk were attacked by thirty children and youths. The dispute was over the selling of alcohol.

The Gropiusstadt area in Neukölln is a social hot spot in Berlin south. The Kurdish owner of a snack bar and kiosk, had to experience that last Sunday evening. Not for the first time, he says.

“Everytime during school vacation, the kids come gather here every evening and commit mischief on the plaza in front of the train station”, the 53 year old said on Monday. The night before, the so called mischief escalated.

“First about 10 to 15 children ages 9 to 12 or maybe 13, popped up. They very specifically were provoking us, and they knocked at the backdoor as well as the front door of my establishment and they tried to block the exit”, the owner says. The children threw stones and did damage to the side of the building.

The 53-year old called the police at about 19:30, but when police arrived, the children were gone already. But not for long.

One hour later, around 20:30, they returned, with reinforcements. “Suddenly in front of us there weren’t only children, but a group of youths ages 14 to 21”, the owner’s son says. The group hurled insults and they attacked, under the pretense that because alcohol was sold here, and therefore “they had to be punished”. According to the Kiosk owner they were all muslim youths.

Blow to the back of the head

The attacks escalated to hands-on fights, in which the son of the owner received quite a few contusions. His friend, trying to help, was hurt above the eye. The owner received a blow to the back of the head and went down. By the time he got back up, the mob had disappeared.

Now the police are investigating for breach of the peace, assault/bodily harm, and property damage. If the motive for the attack really was about selling alcohol, this couldn’t be confirmed by the police.

Additionally, the police could also not confirm if these attacks increase during school vacations. But it couldn’t be excluded. As a speaker for the Morgenpost said, the attack on Sunday night wasn’t the first of its kind.

Islam and Islamism in America in 2015: Part II (Apr – Jun)

Source: Islam and Islamism in America in 2015: Part II

The following is a chronological survey of some of the main stories about Islam and Islamism in America during the second quarter of 2015. Part 1 of this series can be found here.

The following is a chronological survey of some of the main stories about Islam and Islamism in America during the second quarter of 2015. Part 1 of this series can be found here.

APRIL 2015

April 1. Ahlam Ahmed, an 18-year-old year-old from Queens, said she wanted to become the first female Muslim firefighter in New York City. Ahmed stands five feet tall and weighs just 105 pounds. In an interview with the Village Voice, Ahmed expressed more concern over the dress code than the physical requirements for the job. “I have to be covered,” she said. “I love wearing the scarf. It’s for protection.” FDNY press officer Elisheva Zakheim said: “We try to accommodate religious practices, but safety is our first concern, be it male or female. We approach a lot of these questions on a case-by-case basis.”

April 2. A study by the Washington, DC-based Pew Research Center forecast that, if current trends continue, there will be more Muslims in North America than Jews by 2035. The study, “The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050,” states that in the United States, Muslims will comprise 2.1% of the population in 2050, up from 0.9% in 2010. Jews, meanwhile, will fall to 1.4% of the U.S. population from 1.8% in 2010.

April 2. A newsletter distributed by the Republican Central Committee in Bonneville County, Idaho, included an article, “Islam in Idaho,” which warned that Muslims are “infiltrating” the state, and that Muslims have been taught to “be ready to rise up and kill” non-Muslims. The article called on readers to “demand that our lawmakers and law enforcers pay attention and ascertain whether or not there is a potential threat.”

April 7. U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking at an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House, criticized “less-than-loving” Christians. His remarks came just days after he sanitized any reference to Islam after jihadists slaughtered 148 Christians at a college in Garissa, Kenya. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said Obama’s comments at the prayer breakfast were “very disturbing.” He added:

“This comes right on the heels of Muslim madmen singling out Christians, calling them out by name, knowing which ones they wanted to execute, in Kenya. We have a president who never mentions the word ‘Christians’ except when he wants to denigrate them.”

He doesn’t want to offend Muslims. But he obviously doesn’t mind offending Christians. Somehow it’s okay to speak about Christians disappointing him, because they don’t always act with love. Well, that’s true. But what a grand opportunity to make a statement about what happened last week in Kenya. And once again, he’s silent with Christians when it comes to us being the victims of genocide.”

April 7. A scheduled screening of “American Sniper” at the University of Michigan was abruptly cancelled after school officials received complaints that the film perpetuates “negative and misleading stereotypes” against Muslims. A statement said: “While our intent was to show a film, the impact of the content was harmful, and made students feel unsafe and unwelcomed at our program.” On April 16, the university reversed its decision.

April 8. Writing in a magazine called Index on Censorship, the organizers of a women’s conference at the University of South Dakota recounted attempts by Muslim groups to ban a screening of Honor Diaries, a documentary film about the worldwide problem of honor killings and other violence against women.

April 8. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) demanded that a high school teacher in Richmond, Texas, be disciplined for distributing “virulently anti-Muslim” material to students. The 8-page handout, distributed in a senior economics class at Richmond’s Foster High School, said that “Islam is more of an ideology than a religion. It is also an ideology of war.” The document also said that Muslims believe all governments except Islamic ones should be overthrown. “Only a strong response to this attempt at student indoctrination will send a message that our schools must never be incubators of hate,” said CAIR.

April 10. A HuffPost/YouGov poll found that more than half (55%) of Americans say they have unfavorable views of Islam, and six in 10 either are not interested or do not know whether they want to learn more about the faith. Just 7% said they had a very favorable view of the religion, and 14% said they saw it somewhat favorably.

April 13. Writing in Time magazine, Muslim feminist Asra Nomani described how Muslim groups pressed Duke University to cancel a speech she was invited to give to argue for a progressive, feminist interpretation of Islam in the world. The president of the Duke chapter of the Muslim Students Association sent an email to Muslim students about Nomani’s “views” and alleging that she was in a nefarious “alliance” with “Islamophobic speakers.” After she asked for evidence against her, Duke University re-invited her. Nomani wrote:

“This experience goes beyond feminism to a broader debate over how too many Muslims are responding to critical conversations on Islam with snubs, boycotts, and calls for censorship, exploiting feelings of conflict avoidance and political correctness to stifle debate. As a journalist for 30 years, I believe we must stand up for America’s principles of free speech and have critical conversations, especially if they make people feel uncomfortable.

“By standing on stage, I was standing up to the forces in our Muslim communities that are increasingly using tactics of intimidation and smears such as “Islamophobe,” “House Muslim,” “Uncle Tom,” “native informant,” “racist” and “bigot” to cancel events with which they disagree.

“These dynamics of silencing are often used against women such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born activist and author of a new book, Heretic. Brandeis University uninvited her from speaking after protests from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Students Association last year, and the Muslim Students Association at Yale University protested her speech at the university last fall.”

April 13. Nearly 300 Muslim delegates from more than 20 states met with elected officials and congressional staffers on Capitol Hill during the first-ever National Muslim Advocacy Day. The event was sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of American Muslim groups, some of which are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Former FBI counterterrorism agent John Guandolo said the event was a “cunning bid by radical Islam to gain political power in the United States.”

April 14. Judicial Watch, citing Mexican law enforcement and intelligence sources, reported that ISIS is operating training camps just a few miles from El Paso, Texas:

“The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, targets New Mexico towns for easy access to the United States.

“During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

“According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling — and working for Juárez Cartel — help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.

“Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity. The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.”

April 14. Students at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin were asked to “pretend you’re a Muslim” and “give three examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face.” WISN talk radio host Vicki McKenna posted the writing assignment on Twitter. “I feel that the purpose of the assignment is to show prejudices towards Muslims in America or to invent them or exaggerate them,” said one parent.

April 14. The Justice Department said U.S. citizens and residents can now find out whether they are on the “no-fly” list and possibly receive a summary of the reasons for their placement in the secret database. Around 47,000 people are on the no-fly list, 800 of whom are Americans. They are barred from boarding a U.S. carrier, a U.S.-bound flight or entering U.S. airspace.

April 16. A legislative committee in Augusta, Maine, voted 8-2 to reject a bill that attempted to codify the state and U.S. constitutions as the law of the land. The legislation, LD 330, was modeled after a law passed in Tennessee aimed at preventing the use of Muslim Sharia law in state courts there.

April 17. Officials at Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, canceled “hijab day” after parents expressed opposition. Female students were asked to wear a headscarf, or hijab, for an entire school day, followed by a time for reflection and discussion. Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart said the “Covered Girl Challenge,” sponsored by MHS’ Muslim Students Association, was meant to combat stereotypes Muslim women may face when wearing head coverings. Former school board candidate Sharon Poe said: “My belief is wearing these hijabs represents the oppression of women and Sharia law. I do not recall ever getting an email announcing a Christian Cross Wearing day or a booth for information about the Christian persecution from Islamic terrorists. What happened to the argument of the separation of church and state?”

April 20. The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of groups, defended Turkey ahead of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24. The USCMO published a statement opposing any recognition of the genocide of Armenian Christians in 1915 by the Ottoman Turks. The group claims there has not been a “proper investigation of these events by independent historians.”

April 20. Turkish media reported that U.S. President Barack Obama had agreed to accompany Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the inauguration ceremony of a $100 million mega-mosque in Lanham, Maryland.

April 22. Amir from Seattle, Washington, sought advice on his student loans from financial guru Steve Rhode:

“I recently called to ask if I could get a lower pay-off amount as the original loans were 32K and now they are up to about 64K because of deferment and interest. They said no. My conditions have changed. I was born into Islam, however, never knew much about my religion. Since 2012, I have been learning more about my faith and it is strictly forbidden in my faith to have dealings with interest. I am offering to pay off the original amount I owe. However, due to religious reasons, I would like them to recognize that my awareness and conditions have changed from the time of originally accepting the loan. Can I get the interest wiped out and close this account and case with just paying the original amount borrowed?”

April 22. Mohamed S. Abdullahi, 30, of Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested after physically and sexually assaulting a woman after their arranged marriage. Police said the victim’s parents had married her to Abdullahi without her knowledge. After she learned of the marriage, she fled the state, but returned two weeks later to finish high school. The victim’s family members reportedly took her to Abdullahi’s residence against her will on April 20. Police said Abdullahi punched, bit and strangled her before sexually assaulting her.

April 23. In a letter, U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN) and André Carson (D-IN) asked the Obama administration to ban Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders from visiting the United States because of his anti-Islam views: “We respectfully request that the U.S. government deny Mr. Wilders entry due to his participation in inciting anti-Muslim aggression and violence. Mr. Wilders’ policy agenda is centered on the principle that Christian culture is superior to other cultures.”

April 24. The U.S. Justice Department said it would “monitor” an Arkansas gun range that declared itself a “Muslim-free zone.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) complained about statements by Jan Morgan, the owner of Gun Cave Shooting Range in Hot Springs. In a letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder, CAIR said the range was “systematically banning Muslims from a place of business” and that doing so was “a violation of federal laws prohibiting racial and religious discrimination.”

April 24. The University of Maryland (UMD) postponed a screening of the film, American Sniper, after the UMD’s Muslim Students Association complained that the film “only serves to fuel hatred, promote Islamophobia, and discriminate against Muslim individuals.” One of UMD’s most famous graduates, retired American football quarterback and current sports commentator Boomer Esiason, tweeted he was “never donating another dime” to the school. “As a 9/11/01 victim I’m deeply saddened and insulted. #ChrisKyle is a hero!” Pastor Franklin Graham wrote:

“Can you believe that the University of Maryland canceled a screening of the movie American Sniper after Muslim students complained? Shame on the University of Maryland for listening to these voices! If these Muslim students can’t support the military members who do their job to protect us, let them leave America and go to a Muslim country. God bless America and our heroes!”

April 28. A middle school teacher in Georgia was fired after she criticized President Barack Obama and his supporters in front of students. Nancy Perry allegedly told students at Dublin Middle School that Obama is Muslim and Christians should not support him.

April 29. The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voted 9-2 to ban political and religious ads on all subways and buses in New York City. The move came a week after Manhattan federal Judge John Koeltl ordered the MTA to run an ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a free speech advocacy group. The ad featured a Muslim man with his face covered and the Hamas quote: “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.”

April 29. An internal investigation found that the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota did not violate university policies on discrimination when it published a flyer depicting a caricature of Mohammed. Controversy erupted in January, when several professors organized a panel discussion about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. The panel was promoted with a flyer which recreated a Charlie Hebdo cover, with a red “CENSORED” stamp on top of it. After Muslim students complained, the university ordered that the posters be taken down, but then reversed the ban, saying it was a mistake. “There is no question in my mind that this poster was protected speech,” said Jane Kirtley, a professor of media ethics and law. Professor Bruno Chaouat, who helped to organize the event, said the university’s decision to launch an investigation was part of a worrisome trend: “I think what’s going on is a global problem … of self-censorship.”

MAY 2015

May 1. The Islamic Society of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, purchased a former Lutheran church across from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union and will convert it into a mosque for a growing east side Muslim community. The Islamic Society purchased property — including a 3,150-square-foot worship space and adjacent triplex — for $700,000. In March, the Islamic Society opened a new $3 million mosque in Brookfield — a first for Waukesha County. Continue reading

New Jersey: Woman bludgeons 73-year-old mother-in-law to death

Tasneem Diwan (Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office)

Source: Daughter-in-law found, charged with woman’s bludgeoning death  h/t Dee

A woman accused of bludgeoning her mother-in-law to death was arrested in a bus terminal outside of an Atlantic City casino Friday night, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Tasneem Diwan, 47, of East Windsor was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon Saturday morning after she was spotted in a bus terminal of the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City Friday night.

Authorities have been looking for Diwan since Tuesday night after her mother-in-law, 73-year-old Safia Diwan, was found bludgeoned to death in a home the two shared in East Windsor.

Police responded to a 911 call and found Safia Diwan’s body at a front office of a house on Mozart Court, an upscale area of East Windsor around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police believe Tasneem Diwan used an unknown object to repeatedly strike her mother-in-law over the head before leaving the scene, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said Saturday.

Some residents who lived near the Diwans’ house on Mozart Court said Saturday that they did not know the family and that they stuck to themselves.

“I wouldn’t even know who lived in the house,” one neighbor, who did not want to be named, said Saturday.

Atlantic City police took Tasneem Diwan into custody late Friday night and she was taken back to East Windsor where police continued the investigation before filing charges Saturday morning.

Bail was set at $1 million cash or bond by Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier.


More: No indication on the killer’s citizenship status or country of origin however her husband went to school in Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr. Nauman Diwan, the victim’s son and the woman’s husband, is a local internist.

A neighbor uncomfortably described the family as a nice, normal “American” family. Video here https://news.yahoo.com/video/woman-sought-mother-law-found-175203264.html

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