Chicago Muslim Gets 18 Months, Then Deportation to Jordan for Lying About Terrorist Past

She was also an Obamacare navigator – where lying and fraud are key success factors.

via Rasmieh Odeh Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison, Then Deportation to Jordan :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism.

DETROIT – Rasmieh Odeh, a Palestinian woman who conceived of and led a deadly 1969 Jerusalem bombing plot that killed two civilians, has had her citizenship revoked and will serve 18 months in an American prison for naturalization fraud. Prosecutors had asked for her to serve five to seven years. Her defense maintains even her 18-month sentence in prison is “unjust.”

At Thursday’s sentencing hearing, both the courtroom and media overflow rooms were filled to capacity with over a hundred supporters from the larger Arab American community attending the hearing. Her support base anxiously tweeted a rolling commentary on the verbatim transcript of court proceedings being relayed to them online. “Just f..k the US justice system.” “The appellate judge(s) better be wiser than this douchebag” #RasmiehOdeh.

Odeh never would have been allowed into the United States, and never would have been naturalized as an American citizen, had immigration officials known about the 10 years she spent in Israeli prisons for helping bomb a Jerusalem supermarket, killing two Hebrew University students. But Odeh, 67, failed to disclose that history, checking “no” on her immigration and naturalization applications to questions that asked if she had ever been arrested, convicted or imprisoned.

Those false answers allowed her to live an idyllic life in America for 20 years. Her lies ultimately caught up with her, and the prosecutors, to their credit, initiated an investigation and prosecution that resulted in her conviction on one count of naturalization fraud last November.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism exposed Odeh’s terrorist history and spin strategy in a five-part video series, “Spinning a Terrorist Into a Victim.”

U.S. District Judge Gershwin A. Drain said Thursday that Odeh’s case was about “lying under oath” but had been “politicized” to make the Palestinian-Israeli conflict the “rallying point to engender sympathy.”

Regular naturalization fraud guidelines, in this case, recommend that Odeh serve 15-21 months in prison, but prosecutors urged Judge Drain to go far beyond those guidelines due to the nature of the crime she hid from authorities. A sentence of five to seven years fits the crime, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel argued, saying the original guideline range would fail to deter other terrorists who might consider seeking entry into the United States by failing to disclose their terrorist backgrounds.

Judge Drain cited the prosecution’s deterrence argument saying he wanted to “impose a sentence that will make people think twice before lying under oath to enter the country.” He chided Odeh saying, “you don’t have respect for the law.” He added that “people are watching this case” and he wanted to set a precedent that “promotes respect for the law.”

Judge Drain also said that Odeh not only committed perjury in how she filled out the application, claiming she thought it only applied to her time in the U.S., he also pointed out that she testified about her alleged “torture” and Israeli conviction despite repeated instructions by the court not to do so. For these actions, he not only revoked her citizenship, he sentenced her to 18 months in prison – still far below a prison term of five to seven years that the prosecution requested.

Read it all via IPT News.

California: Five and Ten Years for Two Muslims Who Plotted to Kill US Troops

via 2 men sentenced for conspiring to help terrorists > Detroit Legal News.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California men who were recruited in a scheme to send them to Afghanistan to kill U.S. troops were sentenced Monday to federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.

Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 24, of Upland, received a 10-year sentence and Arifeen David Gojali, 24, of Riverside, got five years, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. Each also will have a decade of supervised release.

Both had pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charges and cooperated with prosecutors.

The FBI began tracking the men and two others after Santana returned from visiting his mother in Mexico in 2012 with a copy of a jihadist magazine in his possession. They and a third man, Ralph Deleon, of Ontario, California, were arrested the same year as they headed to Mexico to catch a flight to the Middle East.

A fourth man, Sohiel Omar Kabir, of Pomona was later arrested in Afghanistan.

Prosecutors said Deleon, 26, and Kabir followed the teachings of violent jihad by Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric who was a key al-Qaida figure and was killed by a CIA drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

Kabir, 37, had converted Deleon and Santana to Islam after meeting them at a hookah bar. Deleon later recruited Gojali to the group.

Kabir, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, was the ringleader and made arrangements for Deleon and the others to join him in his native country, prosecutors said.

Deleon, a citizen of the Philippines who was a lawful permanent U.S. resident, got the other men in shape, took them for target shooting practice with AK-47 assault rifles and prepared for combat by playing paintball, prosecutors said.

An FBI informant in the group secretly recorded their conversations.

Kabir and Deleon were convicted last fall of conspiracy. Last month, they were sentenced to 25 years each in federal prison.

 More:

Gojali is a US Citizen.

Vidriales was permanent resident. His citizenship application is still on pending status.

Australia: One mosque has already churned out four Islamic State jihadists

Four that they know of. Is anyone tracking where the never-ending stream of Muslim terror supporters arrested in the U.S. attend Friday prayers? via Four Islamic State jihadists from the one Melbourne Islamic centre | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog. h/t Sue

I don’t believe Google alone is turning Australian boys into jihadists:

FOUR young Melbourne men who have joined Islamic State — including two teenage suicide bombers — regularly attended the Hume Islamic Youth Centre or were fans of one of its sheiks, who publicly stated “there is jihad in Syria”.

Jake Bilardi, who this week carried out a suicide attack in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, had been a regular at the centre and fellow former Melbourne teenager Adam Dahman listed one of its leading sheiks among his “likes” on Facebook before he detonated a bomb vest in Baghdad last July.

That sheik, Melbourne-born cleric Khoder Soueid, last month used his Facebook page to claim it was unfortunate that “every effort has been made to ensure that Muslims are removed far away from the path of jihad, the path of establishing an Islamic state, the path of applying the laws of Allah and the path of fighting against the tyrants and their master”.

The page, on which Mr Soueid described Islamic State’s leader as the “amir” of the “khilafa” — the formal title for the head of a cali­phate — was also among the first “liked” by Dahman’s travelling companion to Syria, Mounir Raad, when he created one of his most recent Facebook accounts.

The Weekend Australian can ­reveal another young Melbourne man, former nursing student Dawod Elmir, was also a regular at the Hume centre and joined ­Islamic State last year…

Mr Soueid declined to answer written questions yesterday.


Meanwhile, Australian counter-terror police are ‘stopping 400 per day’.

And in the UK: Four ISIS terrorists ‘had links to university in Liverpool’

California: Muslim indicted over attempt to join ISIS, lying on passport application, obstructing justice

The headlines read like a broken record. via California man accused of trying to join ISIS is indicted – CNN.com.

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A California man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS was indicted Wednesday, charged with attempting to support terror and other counts.

Adam Dandach, 21, of Orange, California, was arrested July 3 and initially charged in a complaint of making false statements on a passport application with plans to fly from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Istanbul, Turkey, and eventually reach Syria, the FBI said.

Dandach was initially indicted in July on charges of making the false statements, and he pleaded not guilty, authorities said.

But on Wednesday, a superseding indictment accused Dandach of attempting to provide himself and material support to work under the direction and control of ISIS, the FBI said.

The new indictment accuses him of lying when applying for a replacement passport and then presenting the passport to an airline employee to travel to Istanbul, the FBI in Los Angeles said.

Dandach is also accused of trying to obstruct the investigation by instructing a website administrator to delete his post history, authorities said.

Dandach, who is also known as “Fadi Fadi Dandach,” is scheduled to be arraigned March 16.

Dandach and his attorney couldn’t be immediately reach for comment Wednesday.

He is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a terror group; two counts of making of a false statement on a passport application to facilitate international terrorism; and one count of obstruction of justice, authorities said.

“If convicted of all the charges in the indictment, Dandach would face a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison for the material support charge, up to 25 years for each of the two passport fraud charges, and a statutory maximum of 25 years for obstruction of justice offense,” the FBI said in a statement.


Obstructing justice was not letting him go and die for the cause. Let them all go, and revoke their passports and citizenship.

 

Former US Air Force Mechanic Turned Muslim Arrested Trying to Join Islamic State Terrorists

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via Former US Air Force Mechanic Charged With Trying to Join ISIS in Syria, Officials Say – ABC News.

A former U.S. Air Force veteran has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to join ISIS, the brutal terrorist group wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, after watching their online propaganda videos, authorities announced today.

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, who is from New Jersey but had been living overseas for years, was secretly arrested two months ago after being deported back to the United States.

On Jan. 10, he flew from Egypt to Turkey hoping to slip into Syria and “fight violent jihad” with ISIS, but Turkish authorities refused to let him enter their country, federal prosecutors say in court documents filed in Brooklyn, N.Y., authorities said.

Egyptian authorities then deported Pugh to the United States, where he was arrested by the FBI and found to be carrying multiple electronic devices, including a cell phone that allegedly contained a photograph of a machine gun. Some of the data on the electronic devices had been deleted, prosecutors say.

On his laptop, FBI agents discovered that he had been viewing ISIS propaganda online and conducting online searches for such phrases as “borders controlled by Islamic state,” “kobani border crossing,” and “who controls kobani,” according to prosecutors.

In addition, the FBI recovered two of Pugh’s backpacks, which allegedly contained two compasses, a solar-powered flashlight, a solar-powered power source, a fatigue jacket and camping clothes.

Pugh also allegedly searched online for the ISIS video “Flames of War,” a 55-minute piece of propaganda that even the FBI highlighted late last year when asking “for the public’s help identifying individuals who have traveled—or are planning to travel—overseas to engage in combat alongside terrorist organizations.”

A month before his alleged attempt to join ISIS, Pugh was fired from his job as an airplane mechanic in Kuwait, according to court documents. He learned how to install and maintain aircraft engines, navigation systems and weapons systems while serving in the Air Force from 1986 to 1990, the documents say.

According to court documents, he “appears to have close ties to a woman in Egypt whom he has identified as his wife.”

And Has (little terrorists) Children in America.

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Pugh converted to Islam after moving to San Antonio, Texas, in 1998 and “became increasingly radical in his beliefs,” the feds said.

In 2001, while he was working as a mechanic for American Airlines, a coworker notified the FBI that Pugh had been expressing anti-American sentiment and that he sympathized with Osama bin Laden, authorities said.

Pugh will be arraigned before a federal judge on Wednesday. If convicted at trial, Pugh faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.

 

United Airlines passenger rushes cockpit screaming “jihad jihad”

After passengers subdued the jihad screaming man who rushed the cockpit, after landing, the man was released without any charges. via United flight returns to Dulles over ‘jihad’ disturbance – NY Daily News.

A United Airlines jet returned to a Washington airport Monday night after passengers pounced on a man who rushed toward the cockpit yelling “Jihad! Jihad!” officials and witnesses said.

United Flight 1074 returned to Dulles International Airport around 10:40 p.m. following a “disturbance onboard,” an airport spokeswoman said.

Authorities took a passenger off the Denver-bound plane and took him to a hospital for evaluation, said Kimberly Gibbs, a spokeswoman for Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

Videos posted to Reddit showed a young man with facial cuts being subdued by several of the 33 passengers onboard the Boeing 737. A passenger told NBC News that passengers tackled the unruly man as he moved toward the cockpit.

Other fliers said the man told them he had smuggled a bomb onto the plane, but a United spokesman said a search didn’t turn up any explosives, NBC reported.

The man was seen in videos tearfully apologizing as passengers held him on the ground. Commenters on Reddit said the man shouted “Jihad! Jihad!” before making a run at the cockpit.

Thanks to rampant Muslim immigration, DOJ has to give webinar on preventing female genital mutilation in America

Things are getting dire. Immigration – legal and illegal – is the only issue that matters right now. The survival of America as a sovereign nation will hinge on reversing the seditious trends of the last few decades. via Refugee Resettlement Watch.

The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement has sent out an announcement about a US Justice Department webinar on how to stop FGM in populations of refugees coming from certain African and Middle Eastern countries.

 Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the United States

On March 18, 2015, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host “Keeping Kids Safe:  Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States.”  Experts from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, Sanctuary for Families, and Johns Hopkins University will provide an overview of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); highlight the U.S. government’s response to FGM/C; discuss its physical, psychological, and emotional impacts; provide resources for practitioners and educators; and explore laws to keep children safe.
Learning Objectives:
  • Raise awareness and understanding of issues that some young girls and women face in the U.S. and abroad related to FGM/C
  • Present information on the physical, psychological, and emotional effects of FGM/C
  • Provide tools and resources to identify and prevent FGM/C in at-risk young girls and a toll free phone number and e-mail for reporting tips about persons at risk for FGM/C
  • Explain the legal consequences of FGM/C as a federal crime and a reportable child abuse offense in most states

 Register here for “Keeping Kids Safe: Preventing Female Genital Mutilation in the United States.”

RRW adds:

Here is my idea on how to stop it—-after saving the girl, deport any family caught promoting this practice in any way and put in place a moratorium on any new refugees coming from countries and cultures where this horrific practice is common!

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