Nigeria: Research by three scholars, Anahita Ghorbani, MA, Iranian women’s rights activist and researcher; Yafiah Assoulin, PhD, Syrian women’s rights activist and researcher; and Shada Al Zahrani, MA, a Saudi journalist, women’s rights activist and researcher, have a exposed the link between the Islamist terrorists operating in north east Nigeria, and the Saudi Kingdom.
The report made exclusively available to elombah.com on Monday, 14 April 2014, which told the stories of the Syrian war and its related miseries, also unraveled the Saudis’ global strategy which involves a planned attempt to take control of Syria and install a Wahhabi’s type Islamic regime that disproportionately disavows women, deprives girls of education and basic rights, and darkens the prospects for equality between men and women in society.
According to the authors, the Saudis’ game plan is not just limited to Syria. It is also a broader and calculated drive to install Islamic political leaders and regimes in fragile regions of the world, particularly West Africa. It also aims to distort the way of life of the west through a full scale Islamination process—a process that enjoins men with the right to multiple wives and deprives women of humanity.
Boko Haram – the name means “western education is sinful” – seeks to establish an Islamic republic in Nigeria and to implement Shari’a. They says western education and influence have corrupted Africans and that only Islamic law can save Nigeria from endemic corruption that is impoverishing citizens of Africa’s biggest oil producer and it’s economic powerhouse. Nowhere is poorer than the northeast, the birthplace of Boko Haram where only about 5 percent of children finish high school and only a tiny percentage of those are female.
Attack on Schools and the kidnap of school girls, is a major Boko haram strategy.
Although Nigeria has political leaders with Muslim backgrounds and many of its top military brass have been Muslims, the presence of Christianity and political balance of the country makes the Saudis’ impact basically irrelevant and unnoticeable in measurable ways. The Saudis understand that they can impact Nigeria in terms of increasing the Islamic dominance, they also realized in no way can a nation like Nigeria with its vast population and diversity revert exclusively to a Muslim state that adheres strictly to Wahhabism and Shari a law. In spite of this, the Saudis see Nigeria as a necessary focus point because of the country’s growing influence, population, wealth and natural resources, especially oil.
The report titled, ‘The Syrian War, Saudi Arabia’s Struggle for Global Influence, and Control of Africa’, stated that the weakening control or lack of leverage by the Saudis on Nigeria is a serious concern to the Saudi Royal family and the Kingdom’s policy decision makers. This concern is what prompts the Saudis’ support for radical groups such as Boko Hiram in Nigeria. The aim of the Boko Hiram terrorist sect in Nigeria is to impose the Shari a law and eventually ensure that Nigeria follows the strictest interpretation of Islam. Like al Qaeda, Boko Hiram has indirect financial support links to Saudi Arabia. But unlike al Qaeda, the Saudis’ support for Boko Hiram essentially involves understanding and relating the oil picture thereto.
The Saudis have made significant inroads in several western and Asian countries, cultivating an indiscreet spread of their radical theocratic system and attendant legal instrument. As one of the largest contributors of development aid – both in the volume of aid; and in the ratio of aid volume to GDP, the Saudis have infiltrated and challenged western civilizations in a very serious way, such that western way of life is under threat in the United States and Europe.
As of 2006, Saudi Arabia donated £49 billion in unspecified ‘development’ aid in the previous three decades, but exclusively to Muslims (except for one donation amounting to the equivalent of £250,000). This purported development aid has and continues to contribute to the spread of Islam, particularly the sort found in Saudi Arabia (Wahhabi’s) rather than fostering the beliefs, values, and traditions of the receiving nations and people. The effect of this has been the erosion of notable regional cultures, the report said, and continued:
“In the west, the Wahhabi’s form of Islam is perceived as the source of Islamist extremism. The Saudis have and continue to fund radical Islamic projects, programs, and influence through aid. For example, in the United Kingdom where Wahhabism is a serious concern, the Finsbury Park Mosque in London which was overseen by an Islamic extremist cleric Abu Hama until 2003, was built with Saudi government overseas aid funds. Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, James Woolsey, described Saudi Arabian Wahhabism as “the soil in which al-Qaeda and its sister terrorist organizations are flourishing.” Some in the U.S. Government also believe that the royal family, through its long and close relations with Wahhabi’s clerics, had laid the groundwork for the growth of militant groups like al-Qaeda. This and other factors, including that the Saudis continue to be the source of Islamic terrorist activities worldwide, have made her relations with the US and other Western countries to be further strained, more so that Osama bin Laden and 15 out of the 19 September 11 attacks hijackers were Saudi nationals. Proof of the Saudi’s support for extremism is evidenced by the fact that after the September 2011 attacks, the Saudis had done little to help track the militants or prevent future atrocities. Moreover, the Saudis are increasing their effort to sponsor a number of Islamic projects to implant Wahhabi’s Islamic practice in many U.S. states, notably in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, etc.
“Nigeria, the world’s sixth largest oil producer, passed its peak of production in 1979 and has estimated reserves of approximately 24 Gb. What makes Nigeria critical is the fact that it can function, with minimal investment, as a so-called “swing” producer. In the event of oil shortages there are wells, pipelines and refineries already in place and easily accessible which could accommodate a short-term increase in production to control prices or offset shortages. Shell, ChevronTexaco and TotalFinaElf have heavy investments in the country and until recently, maintained sizeable workforces there.
“Recently the US has been exerting tremendous pressure on Nigeria to withdraw from the Saudis controlled Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its strict production quotas by dangling the prospect of Imperially-funded prosperity in front of it. The appeal of African oil has drawn serious US government attention, even to the point of it sponsoring a January, 2002, Washington conference titled, “African Oil – A Priority for U.S. National Security and African Development.” This was reported in The Petroleum Supply Monthly in December of 2002 and on the World Socialist Web Site in August of the same year.
“Aside from Nigeria, the five biggest oil producers in Africa are Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Angola. The U.S. currently imports more oil from these six countries than it does from Saudi Arabia. Recent projections by the U.S. National Intelligence Council as reported in The Petroleum Supply Monthly estimate that the proportion of U.S. oil imports from sub-Saharan Africa will reach 25% by 2015.
“While it is a fact that there are no oil reserves anywhere which rival those of Saudi Arabia with approximately 250 billion barrels (Gb), or Iraq which has approximately 112 Gb, the current world consumption is approximately 1 Gb every twelve days and demand is increasing rapidly. The two critical factors are the accessibility of oil (both geologically and geographically) and how long it takes to get it to the market. It takes about six weeks for oil from the Persian Gulf to reach an American gas tank yet it takes only about two weeks for oil from West Africa to make the same journey. Equally important, oil installations in West Africa are in direct and immediate reach of US naval forces from the Atlantic Ocean. There are no political or international coalitions which need to be massaged if intervention becomes necessary. The weakening control or lack of leverage by the Saudis on Nigeria is a serious concern to the Royal family and the Kingdom’s policy decision makers. This concern is what prompts the Saudis’ support for radical groups such as Boko Hiram in Nigeria.”
Elombah.com recalls that a forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins recently disclosed in an interview that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria.
Rawlins, a US marine, who has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Far East as a counter-terrorist specialist, explained that Nigeria is under siege from terrorists from other lands.
He explained that Boko Haram currently receives help from other globally recognised terror groups. What you have now are “insurgents from other countries. They are trained by Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab and other groups. They send people here to train them. They also go for training and come back but you must remember, many terrorist groups are in this together and they don’t have problem training and supporting each other because they know that one day, they can call each other for help and when they do, they expect that you will come and help. They may say ‘we need you to help us get Mali, and then you send people because they trained you, gave you funding and all the resources you need, so that was done for you to pay back. So, you are correct to say they got people to help them. There are times also that survivors report that people who came with Boko Haram to kill them were speaking a language they have never heard before; nothing out of Nigeria, so they could be French, Spanish, something from Mali, CAR, Kenya, etc. They know instinctively that it is not a Nigerian tongue which proves the fact that they bring in outsiders.”
Rawlins advised the Nigerian government to seek help in dealing with the insurgency. According to him, the Nigerian government and people “only have to ask and they will send people.
Murderer of Christians: King Abdullah bin Abdul al Saud
Saudis Forced Political Drive in Sub Sahara Africa:
Elsewhere in the West African region, the report continued, there are signs of small to mid-sized discoveries of oil which, while not affecting Peak Oil, are certainly keys to how Peak oil politics and economics will be played out. New data suggest that Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone are poised to be the basin of the West African offshore oil reservoir coming all the way from Nigeria. This clearly makes West Africa vital to the Saudis’ empire in terms of global oil price control, because failure to have political control in Liberia through religious affinity means the west will disengage the Kingdom once they have other major sources of oil exploration and imports.
The Saudis do not have much focus on and interest in North Africa and most part of the Middle East, except for Egypt and Iran. Apart from Israel and Lebanon, almost all of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa are politically governed by either strict or flexible Islamic leaders. In Lebanon, the Saudis understand that despite the relative secular nature of the country, the Hezbollah Islamic terror movement dominates public affairs and has the greatest force such that Islam will continue to remain the dominant way of life there.
The Saudis intend to use both an easy but influential means as well as forceful process to ensuring that West Africa adheres to Islamic political governance and laws. The easy means is to fund Muslim candidates and the forceful means is to support terror sects which are already ongoing in northern Mali and parts of Nigeria and the Central African Republic where the objective is the imposition of a theocracy known as Wahhabism. Through the Saudis’ financial support and connections, a well-armed and supplied Wahhabi’s movement is active in the African country of Mali. Funded by the Saudis’ royals and high liners, the Wahhabism sect has taken over most of northern Mali and has begun to, amongst other Wahhabi’s practices, destroy tombs of African kings and heritage sites. This massive influx of funds has allowed the Wahhabi’s movement in the Sahel region of Africa to expand massively. This puts non-Muslim dominated nations like Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, Togo, and Cameroon at a the risk of Islamic radicalism and its effects.
The Saudis’ radical theocracy which expresses itself in the form of Wahhabism involves murdering girls for going to school, and massacring religious pilgrims for the crime of being Christian or Buddhist heretics so on and so forth. These tendencies are already enforced under the Wahhabi’s terror group in Northern Mali and the Boko Hiram terror group in Nigeria. Soon, other countries in West Africa might begin to confront these challenges if the Saudis’ influence and money trails are not curtailed.
As is in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in Iraq, Egypt and North Africa and even Syria, Saudi money, billions of dollars worth, has funded the most reactionary, extreme and violently dangerous centers of terrorism and backwardness. All of this paid for by one of the most corrupt and reactionary regimes on the planet, who just happen to be a major ally of the western regimes, the Saudi Arabian royal family.
On why they sent the report to elombah.com, a very popular online media in Nigeria, one of the authors, Anahita Ghorbani said in an email: “Our interest in uncovering this plot and expose the Saudi royal family’s plan is to extend our advocacy of women’s rights, especially the rights of Arab women. And to also ensure that there is religious and social tolerance. If the Saudi’s radical expansion of Wahhabism takes control of most parts of the world, imagine how many girls will not go to school, imagine how many women will be relegated to second class persons in their community, imagine what will happen to freedom and democracy; imagine how the streets of cities and towns will be when women are coerced to cover their faces as a way of religious obedience, imagine how many men will select to have multiple wives, imagine the increase in terror acts. Currently women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive, go to places by themselves, speak truth to their spouses and their communities, participate in political process at all levels, and associate in the open with the male counterparts. This is wrong and should not be allowed to spread to the rest of the world. This is essence of this brief informative project undertaking by us.”
by, Erick Stakelbeck | CBN News
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by, Dominic Garcia | CNS/CBS 8 | David Wood @ Answering Muslims
Shaima Alawadi was brutally murdered by her husband Kassim Alhimidi for seeking a divorce. Yet Alhimidi was smart enough to use the media’s obsession with “Islamophobia” to deflect attention from his guilt. After murdering his wife, Alhimidi placed a note nearby saying, “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist.” The media finally had its proof that criticism of jihad and sharia is a threat to the safety of Muslims, and stories about Islamophobia were splashed across newspapers, magazines, and websites.
Police, however, weren’t as gullible as the media. Instead of jumping to conclusions about bigotry and racism, they examined the evidence and realized that Alawadi was murdered by her husband, not by an Islamophobe.
A jury Thursday found an East County man guilty in the murder of his wife, prompting an outburst by several family members in the courtroom.
Kassim Alhimidi, 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi. He will be sentenced on May 15. He faces 26 years to life in prison.
As the verdict was read, Alhimidi was seen repeatedly shaking his head, waving his finger and at one point appeared to be praying. Shortly afterwards, several people in the courtroom began shouting, including Alhimidi’s son, who did not agree with the verdict. He was taken out of the courtroom in handcuffs.
The victim’s mother told reporters outside court Thursday the majority of the family did not agree with Alhimidi’s son, but to say they were pleased with the verdict would be an understatement.
“This was the least that the jury came up with. He deserved worse,” the woman said. “In Iraq normally if he killed her, he’s supposed to be killed the same way he killed her. So that’s the kind of sentence I wanted.”
Family members say Alhimidi used a tire iron to kill Alawadi. A photocopied note found about eight to 10 feet from the victim read, “This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist,” leading investigators to initially believe Alawadi’s killing may have been a hate crime.
Prosecutor Kurt Mechals said the defendant, upset that his wife wanted a divorce, killed her by hitting her at least six times in the head with a blunt object as she sat at a computer.
Alhimidi said he was out for a drive when his wife was killed the morning of March 21, 2012, but surveillance video taken from a nearby school showed his van and a dark-clothed person coming and going in the area of the family home on Skyview Drive around the time the victim was attacked, Mechals said.
Alawadi had told relatives she “couldn’t stand” the defendant and had taken out divorce papers, the prosecutor said.
“The relationship was in the tank. It was bad,” Mechals told the jury.
The couple’s then-17-year-old daughter, Fatima, told police she was upstairs when she heard a “squeal,” then later what sounded like a broken plate downstairs around 11 a.m. the day her mother was attacked. A pane from a sliding glass door had been broken from the inside, Mechals said.
Fatima — who had stayed home from school — thought her mother had fallen, but paramedics first on the scene said blood and other evidence was inconsistent with a fall.
Fatima had been at odds with her Muslim parents for dating a Chaldean, but she had no motive to kill her mother, according to Mechals, who told jurors it was “unreasonable to think she (Fatima) had anything to do with it.”
After his wife was taken to the hospital, Alhimidi asked relatives “what do you think will happen if she wakes up and says I hit her?” Mechals said.
Defense attorney Richard Berkon Jr. told the jury that Alhimidi did not kill his wife and loved her “with every fiber of his being.”
Berkon said his client had no motive to kill his spouse and in fact wanted to meet with her family to talk about the possible divorce.
The couple’s children said they never saw their father act violently toward their mother, Berkon said.
Alhimidi and his wife had separated once before, in 2004-2005, but got back together, the attorney said.
After the murder, the Alhimidi family traveled to Iraq for the burial.
When word leaked out that authorities were looking at the victim’s husband as a possible suspect, Iraqi officials told him he could stay in their country for safe haven, but he insisted on coming back to the United States to answer questions, Berkon said.
“If you murdered your wife, why come home?” he asked.
When his wife was taken off life support three days after she was attacked, Alhimidi was devastated and asked her for forgiveness, which is the custom in the Muslim religion, according to Berkon.
Police questioned the defendant for more than seven months before getting an unsolicited call in November 2012 from Fatima saying “My dad did it.” Alhimidi was arrested the next day.
Detective Chris Boughey. Photo courtesy of: The Clarion Project
An interview with Detective Chris Boughey, who has been recognized for his work by the FBI and the Secret Service.
by, Ryan Mauro | The Clarion Project
Detective Chris Boughey serves the Peoria, Arizona Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section’s Major Crimes Unit and is on the advisory board for the documentary film Honor Diaries, which breaks the silence on honor violence against women.
He has personally investigated incidents of “honor violence” in the U.S., including the 2008 honor killing of a 25-year old woman in Georgia named Sandeela Kawal by her father. Her “crime” was seeking a divorce from her cousin with whom she was forced to marry. The father said “she wasn’t being true to her religion or her husband,” according to another law enforcement officer involved in the case.
The following is Clarion Project National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro’s interview with Detective Chris Boughey:
Ryan Mauro: When did you first hear of the problem of “honor violence” in America?
Chris Boughey: I first became aware of the problem of honor violence in America after reading and reviewing themurder of the Said sisters by their father in Texas in 2008.
Initially, law enforcement classified this incident as being honor-related. A short time later, law enforcement announced that the case was not honor-related. I believe the recantation from the original statements was due to pressure from Muslim organizations and law enforcement being fearful of being portrayed as “culturally insensitive.”
Thankfully, the case has now been characterized as an honor killing. It should be noted that the FBI refused to identify this case as an “honor killing” until almost a year after it happened.
My education greatly increased after October 20, 2009, when a 20-year old woman in Arizona named Noor Almaleki was murdered by her father, an Iraqi immigrant who said she had become “too Westernized.” Noor had also refused to enter into an arranged marriage and dated someone that the father did not approve of.
After reviewing the Almaleki case, I went back and reviewed the case of the Said sisters. There were strikingly similar parallels between the two cases, as far as the supposed reasons and motives by both perpetrators.
Both Almaleki’s father and the Said’s father voiced frustrations that their daughters were straying from their “culture” and were becoming too Westernized.
Both fathers took issue with the boys their daughters were dating. Both were subjected to escalating levels of violence from their fathers prior to the murder.
Those are just a few of the similarities. After reviewing the Said case, I firmly believed that the murder of Almaleki was motivated by the notion of “honor.”
During and subsequently to the Almaleki case, I did hours of research on the issue and concluded that it was much more prevalent in North America than first thought.
Mauro: What causes honor violence? How do the perpetrators justify it?
Boughey: Honor violence is a form of violence against women committed with the motive of protecting or regaining the “honor” of the perpetrator, family or community.
Victims of honor violence are targeted because their actual or perceived behavior is deemed to be shameful or to violate cultural or religious norms. Conduct such as resisting an arranged marriage, seeking a divorce, adopting a Western lifestyle and wearing Western clothing and having friends of the opposite sex have resulted in honor violence.
Honor violence involves systematic control of the victim that escalates over a period of time and may begin at a young age. Honor violence can be perpetrated by one individual or can be a group campaign of harassment and violence committed by an entire family or community. It can take many forms, including verbal/emotional abuse, threats, stalking, harassment, imprisonment, physical violence, sexual abuse and homicide.
The above information/definition was developed by the AHA Foundation.
The perpetrators justify their acts because they assign more value to regaining or restoring their perceived lost “honor” than the love or the life of their daughters.
The perpetrator believes that the victim’s acts are so egregious and so damaging to their perceived sense of honor that the only way to restore this honor is to hurt or kill the object of that “dishonor.” In sum, no individual is more important than the “tribe.”
What I’ve learned is that the decision to inflict violence is not usually a solitary decision on the part of the perpetrator. In most cases, this is a family or group decision.
This is one aspect of the Almaleki murder that I was not aware of when investigating it. I soon found out that the entire family was complicit. The entire family believes the same way as the perpetrator. This was found out when reviewing the recorded phone calls in jail between Almaleki and family members, specifically his wife.
In one conversation, he said, “for an Iraqi, honor is the most valuable thing.”
“No one hates his daughter, but honor is precious and nothing is better than honor, and we are a tribal society that we can’t change. I didn’t kill someone off the street, I tried to give her a chance. I tried, what do you call it, but no result,” he said.
His wife then assured him that “all the people say that you are a lion.”
Mauro: How big of a problem is this—is it only a rare incident here and there?
Boughey: When we speak of honor violence, we are not just speaking of honor killings. There are three main components to the notion of honor violence.
Honor killings and/or acts of honor assault: Acts of violence, intimidation and threats usually are a precursor to the actual murder. The violence is based on the perpetrators’ belief that the victim is not adhering to traditional cultural values, has become too Westernized, is engaged in a relationship that is not approved of by the perpetrator, etc.
Forced marriage: The simple act of forcing an unwilling young woman into a marriage with someone not of their choosing is a form of honor violence by itself. Research has found that many victims of honor assaults or killings have refused to enter into a forced marriage.
Refusing a marriage is often a “trigger” for escalating violence and/or murder. Research has shown that in several U.S. communities, girls between the ages of 13 and 16 are taken out of school by their families and sent to their countries of origin where they are forced into marriage. Some of these girls return to the United States, and some of them do not.
In any event, these young women are subjected to a sub-servant role and most of them are not allowed to pursue their education.
Female Genital Mutilation: Thousands of girls from all over the world, and many from the United States, are subjected to this brutal procedure. FGM occurs in the U.S. on a regular basis. Additionally, many young girls are sent back to their country of origin and have the procedure performed there. Sadly, there are only 13 states that have passed legislation outlawing this brutal act.
I think the problem of honor violence is much more widespread than first believed. If we compile statistics not just on honor killings, but add instances of forced marriage and FGM, I believe the overall numbers would be much higher.
I think a vast majority of honor-related violence goes underreported or not reported at all. Honor violence is where domestic violence was 25 years ago. Currently, we don’t have a system in place to track these issues.
The AHA Foundation is currently working in conjunction with John Jay School of Criminal Justice to start compiling statistics.
Mauro: What is the reaction of the surrounding community when an act of honor violence is perpetrated? Are they immediately cooperative?
Boughey: I think the answer to this question is multi-layered. One being the community at-large or general public and two being the Muslim community and immediate family members and friends of the perpetrator.
By and large, I believe the general public—mainstream Americans—have little or no knowledge on the topic of honor violence. However, awareness is increasing.
Most Americans have a difficult time wrapping their heads around the concept of “honor.” The thought that a parent would murder their child because they somehow dishonored them is a difficult concept for most Americans or Western cultures to grasp.
There is a percentage of people that believe the issue is cultural or religious in nature and don’t believe we should be “meddling” in such affairs. Some people don’t want to be portrayed as “culturally insensitive.”
Some of these feelings and lack of education permeated the jury at the Almaleki trial, in my opinion. I firmly believe that this is the reason that they came back with a conviction for Second Degree Murder and not First Degree Murder. I think there were members of the jury that would not, or could not, believe that a father would kill his own daughter for some messed-up notion of “honor.”
Now, when dealing with the Muslim community, specifically the perpetrator and his immediate family, I tell investigators to expect little or no help. In the Almaleki case, I learned very quickly that we would receive no assistance from the family. In fact, we received out-and-out defiance and resistance.
After the Almaleki trial, a writer for Time Magazine went to a local Phoenix mosque and asked members if they agreed with what the perpetrator had done. The article was disturbing.
“The attitudes that fueled Faleh’s rage are widespread in his community. It is no coincidence that [the perpetrator] believes that Iraqis in the U.S. and abroad will judge him more kindly if they think it’s an honor killing,” the author wrote.
The author interviewed Saher Alyasry, a mother at the Al-Rasool mosque.
“I think what he did was right. It’s his daughter, and our religion doesn’t allow us to do what she did,” Alyasry said.
The author asked her if honor is more important than love. Her startling reply was, “Yes. What’s the point of loving her if she’s bad?”
Mauro: Is there a lack of awareness among law enforcement?
Boughey: I think historic cases of honor violence have been largely misclassified by law enforcement, by no fault of their own. They simply don’t know the signs and symptoms of honor-related violence and have blanketed it under the umbrella of domestic violence.
I think there have been countless victims that have been subjected to some form of honor violence but have never come forward to report it. These victims know that making a report could result in their death. We have seen several of these types of cases in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
When these young women come forward and alert authorities of their situations, they must be believed. We have to understand that the mere fact that they have spoken up takes a tremendous amount of courage. Most of these young women know that by doing so, they are placing themselves in a huge amount of danger.
There are historical cases of these young women coming forward to law enforcement to report abuses or have been reported as runaways by their families. Western law enforcement is trained that the best place for runaway kids is back in the home. This is because we are applying our Western belief system to these situations. These young women have been returned to their families, only to be further subjected to acts of violence and in some cases, murdered.
Conversely, members of law enforcement do not have the training or awareness in how to effectively identify and investigate these cases. Additionally, some law enforcement agencies and social service agencies are afraid of being portrayed as “culturally insensitive” and dismiss these young women’s allegations as being a “cultural thing.” These decisions are getting young women victimized further.
I ran into this very issue while assisting on a case in Pennsylvania in 2012. Thankfully, we were able to get the young woman to safety, but not after a spirited debate with some department heads.
I am not quite sure when we, as a country, decided that it was more important to be politically correct than to do the right thing. This is why, in conjunction with the AHA Foundation, we have developed a curriculum to train law enforcement and members of social service organizations to identify and investigate such cases. They are unique and pose some significant challenges.
In 2012, the AHA brought my partner Jeff Balson and I on to act as Law Enforcement Liaisons. In that short period of time, we have received almost a dozen requests from law enforcement and social service organizations for assistance in dealing with cases of honor violence.
Detective Balson and I have been working with a young lady for the last year who came to us looking for help. Initially, we got her out of her situation to a safe location. Her parents and other family members continued to look for her and harass other family members and friends in an attempt to find her.
After several months, the pull of her family was too much and she returned home. This is common in these cases. What you have to remember is that most of these young women are 16 to 18 years of age. In most cases, they are not equipped to live on their own. They know they want to get out of the situation, but just don’t know how. Most of these young women still love their families and are torn.
Because we don’t yet have resources in place to effectively deal with these situations, coupled with the torn feelings of these young women, they return home, only to be subjected to further abuse.
In the case we are working on, the young woman did just that. Things were O.K. at home for awhile. Her parents were even nice to her. This is a common ploy used by the parents. Awhile later, the young woman was tricked into going back to her country of origin for a “vacation.”
Upon arriving, her mother stripped her of all identification and her passport and told her she would never return to the United States. She was able to obtain an application that allowed her to text via a Wi-Fi connection and reached out to Jeff and meI.
After several calls to the AHA Foundation and the State Department, we were able to engineer her escape. We were able to get back to the U.S. It is quite a story.
Mauro: Why are there increasing numbers of reports of honor violence in the U.S.?
Boughey: I think there are several reasons:
Awareness and attention is being brought to the surface by organizations such as the AHA Foundation, the Tahirh Justice Center and your organization, the Clarion Project. The AHA Foundation hosts an annual conference on honor violence at John Jay College in New York City.
Screenings of Honor Diaries is calling attention to the issue. I was proud and humbled to be a contributor to this project.
Increased coverage by media outlets has cultivated public interest in the issue. The Almaleki case received extensive media coverage from outlets like FOX News, CBS’ 48 Hours Mystery and TIME Magazine.
Curriculum developed by the AHA Foundation is helping to identify and investigate cases of honor violence. We are actively seeking out venues to present this information. In February 2014, we hosted a one-day seminar for the Arizona Homicide Investigators Association. The seminar was attended by almost 100 detectives from all over Arizona and was met with very positive reviews.
On a more clinical level, I think one of the most important reasons is that we have seen a tremendous influx of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. Some of these immigrants want to enjoy all of the freedoms that our great country provides and to take full advantage of our public assistance, but are unwilling to leave some of the fundamental views in their country of origin.
Many of the young women victimized in the U.S. are first-generation Americans. These young women have spent all or the majority of their lives in the U.S. and have been exposed to Western culture. These young women see the opportunities that the U.S. offers—education, careers, religious freedom, equality, etc. They receive great resistance from their families who cling to “traditional values” and some react violently.
It would be irresponsible to say that all Muslim families engage in honor violence. That is simply not the case. There are countless Muslim families that have struck a balance between accepting aspects of American life and values while still remaining true to their religion.
Recently, we have seen some leaders in the Muslim community speak out against honor violence. This is a very encouraging sign.
One small step for a calf..and one giant leap for cattle-kind
by, Oliver Darcy | The Blaze
A tense standoff between a local Nevada rancher and the federal government concluded Saturday, with U.S. officials citing public safety concerns as they ended a controversial week-long cattle roundup that drew nationwide attention.
“Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” Neil Kornze, director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, said in a statement.
Earlier this week, the decades-long battle escalated when protesters confronted federal agents attempting to roundup Cliven Bundy’s approximately 900 “trespass cattle.”
Bundy does not own the land and has refused to pay grazing fees since 1993, contending he doesn’t recognize the federal government’s claim to the property.
“Historically, ranchers would let their cattle graze on public land, and the government didn’t stop them,” Jeremy Hudia, an Ohio attorney familiar with the legal claims being made, explained to TheBlaze in an email. “Back in the 1930s, however, the land was being harmed by all the uncontrolled grazing. So laws were passed to create a permit process to control the amount of grazing.”
“There is no ‘right’ to use public land for one’s personal gain,” he added. “If that were the case, I would start drilling for oil in Yosemite National Park.”
Bundy, however, doesn’t see things that way.
“I have raised cattle on that land, which is public land for the people of Clark County, all my life. Why I raise cattle there and why I can raise cattle there is because I have preemptive rights,” Bundy told TheBlaze Monday. “Who is the trespasser here? Who is the trespasser on this land? Is the United States trespassing on Clark County, Nevada, land? Or is it Cliven Bundy who is trespassing on Clark County, Nevada, land? Who’s the trespasser?”
“I have raised cattle on that land, which is public land for the people of Clark County, all my life.”
In 1998 the federal government said the land was off-limits to cattle, in an effort to morph the property into a habitat for an endangered tortoise. Bundy has refused to leave the area, despite a court order.
This week a tense standoff ensued as federal agents attempted to round up his cattle. Protesters, many driving from far distances, flocked to the area to support Bundy.
In one incident, captured on video, the rancher’s son was struck by a stun gun as his sister was pushed to the ground.
The controversy forced Nevada’s Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to comment on the matter. He said he was “disturbed” by the First Amendment zones established by officials to prevent protests from spreading all over the land.
“To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the ‘First Amendment Area’ should be dismantled immediately,” Sandoval said. “No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans. The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly.”
We, the People! The United States Armed Citizen’s Militia:
We believe in standing tall and carrying a big stick. (And our stick has a scope on it.)
U N I T E D W E S T A N D W I T H A Y A A N
by, Reuters | The Canberra Times
Boston, Massachusetts: A private university outside Boston has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women’s rights activist who has branded Islam violent and “a nihilistic cult of death.”
Brandeis University said it had decided not to award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch parliamentarian who has been a prominent critic of the treatment of women in Islamic society.
Ms Hirsi Ali in a 2003 interview with a Dutch newspaper said that by modern standards, the prophet Mohammed could be considered a paedophile, and in a 2007 interview with the London Evening Standard called Islam “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.”
“We cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values,” the university said in a statement late on Tuesday. “We regret that we were not aware of these statements earlier.”
The move followed an open letter from the Council on American-Islamic Relations to the university’s president, Frederick Lawrence, saying that to do so was “unworthy of the American tradition of civil liberty and religious freedom.”
Nihad Awad, the group’s national executive director, said, “offering such an award to a promoter of religious prejudice such as Ali is equivalent to promoting the work of white supremacists and anti-Semites.”
Ms Hirsi Ali could not be reached for immediate comment.
Ms Hirsi Ali, a supporter of atheism, has been a prominent critic of the practice of female genital mutilation, the partial or total removal of external female genitalia. The practice, which causes health problems, is for cultural and religious reasons and is prevalent in 28 African nations, as well as parts of the Middle East and Asia.
Located in the Waltham suburb of Boston, Brandeis was founded in 1948 with a Jewish tradition and has about 3600 undergraduate students, according to its web site.
The school came under fire in 2009, when the school’s then-president proposed selling the $US350 million art collection at its Rose Art Museum to raise money in the midst of declining enrolment during the global financial crisis. In the face of criticism from alumni and donors who had provided much of the art, the university backtracked in 2011 opened a renovated facility to show of its collection.
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Editorial Footnote: Ibrahim Hooper from the CAIR Terrorist Organization of America is a racist, Islamic supremacist and a genderphobe. He has absolutely ZERO respect for women. Watch the video above and see how he continuously disrespects Megan Kelly by interupting her and talking over her. He is simply a typical Muslim male. No respect for women at all. Simply put, he is a disrespectful piece of sh*t. Women that work for CAIR are “token” women. They are placed in low positions of power, authority and decision making, for purposes of appearance and political correctness. But they do not fool us. We see everyday what Muslim men really think of women. We see it in their actions, not their empty words.
Muslim Rapist, Salam al Haideri. Photo courtesy of: (District Attorney’s office) and The Times Union
by, Robert Gavin | The Times Union | h/t Refugee Resettlement Watlch
Albany, New York: A jury needed less than two hours on Thursday to convict an Iraqi refugee of brutally raping a 19-year-old woman behind a trash bin in Colonie after meeting her at a downtown bar last year.
Salam Al Haideri, 24, of Niskayuna, faces 25 years in prison after the jury of nine men and three women found him guilty of predatory sex assault and first-degree rape. The panel began deliberating at 11:20. It reached its verdict at 1 p.m. — and that included time for lunch and a brief break to ask the judge a question.
Al Haideri is the third Middle East refugee — all brought to the Capital Region under the same federally funded resettlement program — to be convicted of a sex crime since 2010.
In closing arguments, Assistant District Attorney Chantelle Cleary played a surveillance video of the distraught 96-pound victim entering a Mobil Mart in Colonie, where she told the clerk, twice: “I just got raped” and said her attacker “smashed my face into the ground.”
Al Haideri and a friend had met the victim, whom neither man knew, at the Buddha Tea House club on North Pearl Street in the pre-dawn hours of June 2, 2013. The 4-foot-11 woman got in their car and, during the ride, Al Haideri touched her. She said she wanted to go home and she and Al Haideri argued. When Al Haideri’s friend stopped the car, Al Haideri yanked the woman out of the car and took her behind a trash bin behind “I Love NY” pizzeria on Central Avenue by Vly Road, Cleary said.
Al Haideri smashed the victim’s face into the pavement, ripped open her shorts and raped her for 12 minutes as she begged him to stop, Cleary said.
“This is an act of just pure anger,” Cleary told jurors. “When she started to fight back, he beat her into submission and then he took what he believed he was entitled to.”
Cleary showed the jury a photo of the victim smiling before she went out that night. She then contrasted that with an image of the woman at Albany Medical Center Hospital, where she lay bloody, beaten and bandaged.
“Someone just doesn’t come out of a consensual sexual encounter looking like that,” a man on the jury said after the verdict.
The conviction follows the sex crime convictions of Walid Nehma, 30, an Iraqi refugee who once was a housemate of Al Haideri, and Salah Mhawesh, 34, an Egyptian refugee. All three settled in the Capital Region with help of a program run by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany under a contract with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services.
In December 2009, Nehma struck a woman in the face, forced her to the ground, tore her pants open and tried to rape her as she screamed for help in a desolate area next to Capital Repertory Theater. He is serving a 5-year sentence at Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Washington County for attempted rape and is due to be released on Dec. 3. Mhawesh pleaded guilty in 2012 to first-degree sex abuse of a woman in his home on Central Avenue. He was sentenced to one year in the Albany County jail, which became time served.
When Al Haideri testified Wednesday, Cleary also questioned him about the assistance he received in jailhouse conversations with Jacqueline Foster, 73, of Niskayuna, his foster mother in the refugee resettlement program.
Al Haideri lived with Foster, who had also allowed Nehma to live with her family for a time.
Foster declined to comment after the conviction.
CIA Statement: ‘..Death did not take place at CIA headquarters..’
by, Bill Gertz | The Washington Free Beacon
A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.
CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va.
“We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing additional information at this time.”
A source close to the agency said the man who died was a middle manager and the incident occurred after the man jumped from the fifth floor a building in Fairfax County.
Many agency employees are known to work under stressful conditions and high stress is considered a part of the profession, for the three general types of employees: Intelligence analysts and support personnel, technical services operators, and members of the clandestine services, the agency’s elite spying branch.
The CIA is known to operate or rent space in a number of semi-secret locations in the country, including at least one high-rise building in Tysons Corner.
The agency also operates a number of top-secret facilities used by its clandestine service officers, including agency safe houses.
No other details of the death could be learned.
The agency is currently engaged in a high profile dispute with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Sen. Diane Feinstein (D., Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has said the CIA has blocked efforts by the committee to investigate harsh interrogation of terrorists.
Committee staff members working at a CIA facility in Northern Virginia to investigate agency interrogation practices also have charged that the CIA covertly searched the agency’s computers that were being used in the investigation.
The agency subsequently reported that several Senate staff members had improperly and possibly illegally removed classified material from the CIA. The FBI was asked to investigate the mishandling of classified information in the case.
The agency is under pressure from Congress to declassify a 6,000-page report on agency interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, used to glean information from al Qaeda terrorists captured after the 2001 attacks on Washington and New York.
The agency also this week came under scrutiny from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence over the agency’s role in obscuring the facts surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell told the committee that agency analysts concluded that a protest took place in advance of the attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
Morrell testified that “subsequent information revealed this judgment to be incorrect.”
The CIA was operating a facility in Benghazi with a large number of agency personnel whose activities had not been made public.
Speculation about the CIA annex in Benghazi has focused on the agency’s role in supplying weapons to Libyan militias that in turn were shipping the arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
Job Posting on Craigslist: ‘..Hiring Individuals for a Mass Causality Exercise at Fort Hood..’
by, Mac Slavo | D.C. Clothesline
A recent posting on Craigslist is fueling the fire even more, with some suggesting that it is evidence of yet another government facilitated false flag operation.
According to a March 12, 2014 snapshot of a listing on the popular classifieds web site, the government was looking for individuals to act as role players to participate in a “mass casualty exercise” scheduled for March 17, 18 and 19 and to be held on base at Fort Hood, TX. Contractors were to be paid $100 for their participation.
Role Players for Military mock simulated disaster (Ft Hood)
Government contractor is seeking individuals to act as roleplayers to participate in a ” mass casualty exercise ” on the FT Hood military installation.
Role players will participate in an exercise that will replicate civilians in the area that have been injured during a disaster that is used in the scenario. Role players will be medically treated during this exercise at numerous locations on Ft Hood.
The objective of this exercise is to train and assess medical units with regards to civilians that have been injured during a disaster.
We are seeking individuals to take part in this exercise on March 17, 18 & 19Individuals must be at least 18 years of age and legal to work in the United States.
You will be paid upon completion of the exercise on the last day of work. Please contact Michael Boyd at (954)294-0526. An appointment will be set up to meet and further information will be given.
post id: 4372490185 posted: 2014-03-12 9:45pm
Here is a screen shot of the posting at Archive.org, a historical database of the internet that captures the content of millions of web pages daily:
According to Craigslist the posting has been deleted from the web site by its author. It is not clear when the deletion took place.
As has been the case with many recent acts of terrorism on U.S. soil, it seems that police or military have often been engaged in training exercises that closely mimic the actual events, often during the exact same time as the “real” event was taking place.
This was evident during the attacks of September 11, 2001 when the US military was engaged in a training exercise involving North American Air Defenses. As the attacks on the World Trade Center were taking place recordings from civilian and military operators reveal that military chain of command wasn’t sure whether the events being portrayed were “real world” or training. Experts suggest that this confusion contributed to a complete meltdown in America’s national defenses.
But September 11th isn’t the only example.
A few days prior to the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting a university just 16 miles away had staged an exercise that eerily depicted a gunman shooting movie goers.
And, after the Boston Marathon bombing the Department of Homeland Security officially acknowledged “frighteningly similar scenarios” between an exercise dubbed Operation Urban Shield and the actual events that took place at the marathon. The drill itself was held in Boston, Massachusetts and happened to be taking place in a live environment at the Marathon and at the very moment that the bombings were being executed.
We can chalk all of this off to coincidence, but given that nearly every major terrorist act in the United States in recent years has been preceded by a military or Homeland Security exercise depicting similar scenarios within minutes of where the actual events took place, one can’t help but question the official narratives.
by, Redbourn | Misconceptions
What Does The United Nations Cost America?
The U.S. pays 30% of the United Nations annual budget which at last reckoning was eight billion dollars a year!
So the UN costs the US over 2.6 billion dollars a year!
And the headquarters of the United Nations complex is in New York City in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, and that’s prime real estate.
What Does The US Get In Return?
Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records:
Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time.
Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time.
Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time.
United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Pakistan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time.
The US Gives Aid To Countries That Consistently Vote Against It
Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.
Jordan votes 71% against the United States and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
Pakistan votes 75% against the United States receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
India votes 81% against the United States receives $143,699,000 annually.
Supposing There Was No United Nations?
It might be possible to make a case for maintaining the Security Council which is presently composed of five permanent members, China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States and another one or two could be added.
But it’s hard to see any need for the others to be permanently hosted in lavish surroundings that cost a fortune, and mostly only bite the hands that feed them..
We live in a hi-tech age where communication is only a mouse-click away and can involve multiple participants who can all see each and hear each other.
So why do they need to be in the same room?
Watch This Trailer
If you think that maybe I’m being a little harsh and have a lingering feeling that shutting down the U.N. would somehow be disastrous then watch this official trailer for a documentary entitled “U.N. Me”, that was released last year.
Ami Horowitz, Director, “U.N. Me” Documentary:
by, Jana Winter | FNC
EXCLUSIVE: The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.
The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad.” Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.
Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt.
The alert, a copy of which was obtained by FoxNews.com, was sent out by the FBI’s Kansas City Division on Friday and distributed through the U.S. Marine Corps. The portion obtained by FoxNews.com did not include Hassan’s photo or age. It was also sent to the Kansas City Police Department, which could indicate authorities believe he may have remained in the area where he was recruited.
The alert is titled, “Planned Fort Hood-inspired Jihad against US Soldiers by Army Recruit” and was issued “to inform and protect officers who may encounter this individual or others exhibiting the same aspirations.” The source of the information contained in the alert was listed as “An FBI agent.”
According to the alert:
“On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.”
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Ty Balzer confirmed the alert’s legitimacy, but referred questions to the FBI. A spokeswoman with the Kansas City Division of the FBI — the same division responsible for sending out the alert and who, according to the alert, spoke with Booker on March 20 — said she did “not have any information to provide in regards to your inquiry.”
Law enforcement sources familiar with the alert said it appeared to suggest that there may be others in addition to Booker who also might have expressed similar intentions to commit jihad against U.S. military installations.
A military source said it appeared the bulletin was provided by the FBI, then distributed by the Marine Corps under the normal protocol of sharing any information relating to a potential threat to U.S. military installations or personnel.
A spokesman for the Kansas City recruiting station where Booker enlisted referred FoxNews.com’s questions to 902d Military Intelligence Group, which did not immediately return requests for comment.
The Fort Hood shooting, referenced in the alert, took place on Nov. 5, 2009. U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, a psychiatrist who had become a radical Muslim while serving in the military, killed 13 people and injured dozens more inside the Texas Army base. Hasan, who represented himself at a military trial after clashing with his appointed attorneys, was sentenced to death in August.
by, Patti Pierucci | Christian Action Network
A Muslim terrorist group has filed a lawsuit against Christian Action Network seeking $30 million, following the publication of a book by CAN President Martin Mawyer entitled “Twilight in America.” The suit alleges that Mawyer, co-author Patti A. Pierucci and CAN defamed and libeled the group by publishing information about their crimes and ongoing illegal behavior.
The group, known as The Muslims of America, Inc. (MOA), has operated as a front group for Al Fuqra, which was at one time listed as a terrorist group by the State Department. Al Fuqra members have been convicted of and suspected in dozens of terrorist-related and white-collar crimes in the United States going back decades.
Forensics investigator Susan Fenger—who successfully prosecuted an American Muslim group in the 1990s on charges of terrorism and white-collar crime—has agreed to testify on behalf of Christian Action Network in a lawsuit filed by the same Muslim organization.
In an exclusive interview with Mawyer in 2006, Fenger said she had a $50,000 bounty on her head, placed there by the leader of MOA in Pakistan, Sheikh Mubarik Ali Gilani. The bounty was a form of payback from Gilani because he had to finance the defense of numerous MOA/Fuqra members who were prosecuted as a result of Fenger’s investigation.
Despite the threat to her and the price on her life, she has agreed to testify at the upcoming trial on behalf of CAN to help clear them of any charges.
“Susan Fenger spent years investigating The Muslims of America and its money trail, eventually proving that money scammed from taxpayers was going overseas to fund a known terrorist, Sheikh Gilani,” Mawyer said. “She is a hero because of her relentless pursuit of justice when no one else, not even the FBI, were willing to take on a powerful Muslim group with terrorist ties.”
Mawyer added: “There is such an abundance of official documentation of MOA’s involvement in terrorist activities that I am confident we will prevail in this lawsuit.”
Fenger’s investigation proved without doubt that MOA was a front group for Al Fuqra, and that its members were involved in a myriad of illegal activities. Over the years, members have been convicted of or linked to worker’s compensation fraud, murders, fire-bombing, drug crimes, weapons crimes, and more.
In a January 2013 article posted on MOA’s web site, they admitted that a former member of their group “was secretly the head of the hit team of Ikhwanul Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood)” and that former members “were involved in street crimes, drugs, brothels, unemployment fraud, and other offenses.” They claim, however, that they did not know any illegal activity was going on.
In early 1990, the FBI approached Susan Fenger with a request. Fenger was the chief criminal examiner for the Colorado State Department of Labor and Employment at the time. She was a forensics expert in handwriting, and she knew how to track financial fraud. The FBI agent walked into her office in Denver and handed her a paper with some names on it. They suspected worker’s compensation fraud.
All of the names presented by the FBI were names of Al Fuqra members, said Fenger. “The agent … told my director at the agency that these people were allegedly terrorists.”
The then-governor of Colorado, Roy Romer, was furious. He appointed Fenger as chief investigator and insisted that she pursue the case above all others.
It was Fenger who put the case together. She was able to prove that Al Fuqra members had been committing white-collar crimes for a decade, most of them involving worker’s compensation fraud in Colorado, in order to fund their terrorist-related activities. The final charges brought, and subsequent convictions, would fall under the heading of racketeering and white-collar crime.
It would take Fenger two years to build her case and gain indictments against five suspects. She began by searching through worker’s compensation claims from thousands of Al Fuqra members. Fenger proved that Al Fuqra members were laundering the money and eventually funneling it back into their terrorist activities. The scam began with the setting up of fake companies, then false identities for employees were established; the employees were actually Al Fuqra members. The workers took out insurance, and then faked injuries on the job. In some cases, there were real injuries that were treated, but they were not received on the job, as Fenger would later prove. False claims, signed by Al Fuqra members claiming to be witnesses, were filed and huge sums of money were awarded.
In 2005, the Department of Justice released a report entitled, “Identifying the Links between White Collar Crime and Terrorism.” In shocking detail it described the numerous activities of Jamaat Al Fuqra, aka Soldiers of Allah, Muhammadin Soldiers, Muhammad Commandos of Sector Five and Muslims of the Americas, to fund its many terror cells through white collar crime.
In her investigation, Fenger learned that Al Fuqra, under their tax-exempt organization name, Muslims of the Americas, was purchasing large tracts of land and creating compounds across the United States for the purpose of training American citizens, most of them poor blacks who were converted to Islam and radicalized in the art of jihad, or holy war.
In a 2005 report issued by the U.S. State Department, Jamaat Al Fuqra is described as “an Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence.” In 2005 it was listed as one of dozens of groups operating within the United States with the intent to wage war against America through terrorist acts.
In 2005, an internal Department of Homeland Security report, which was not released to the public, warned that Jamaat Al Fuqra was linked to Muslims of the Americas and had the capacity to attack the United States. This finding was more than two decades late in warning that Al Fuqra was able to attack the homeland, because its terrorist operatives had been attacking American citizens and sites since 1979. Al Fuqra was involved in the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, among other acts of domestic terrorism. The 2005 report confirmed that Al Fuqra was one in the same with Muslims of the Americas (now known as “The Muslims of America”), the seemingly docile Islamic group that was purchasing land and establishing what they said were “peaceful” Muslim compounds across America, led by Pakistani Sheikh Mubarik Gilani.
In a detailed Justice Department report, investigators proved that Jamaat Al Fuqra had created a fraudulent security company, known as Professional Security International (PSI). As Fenger learned in her investigation, PSI would become the key to Al Fuqra’s money laundering and money transfers, as well as a clearinghouse for planned terrorist activities.
The Justice Department would conclude that: “By maintaining a company such as PSI, Fuqra members have been able to establish the appearance of legitimacy and negotiate security contracts with federal government centers and international airports that house sensitive information.”
Colorado law enforcement determined that wherever Al Fuqra members are active, PSI and similar security businesses are usually in operation.
Thanks to Fenger’s investigation, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office successfully prosecuted members of Al Fuqra in the 1990s. In addition to acts of domestic terrorism, Fuqra members were also found guilty of perpetrating numerous white collar crimes, including insurance fraud stemming from the worker’s compensation scheme that spanned more than seven years.
When asked if Gilani himself is a terrorist, Fenger responded: “I have no doubt whatsoever. In fact, I have concrete evidence that he is.”
* The Christian Action Network is requesting donations for their legal defense fund to defend themselves from the federal lawsuit by this Muslim Terrorist Organization in America.
by, Annabel Roberts and Marian Smith | NBC News
When Marie was two years old, a woman in her village in Africa cut off her clitoris and labia. Now 34 and living thousands of miles away in New York, she is still suffering.
“I have so many problems, with my husband, with sex, with childbirth,” she told NBC News, withholding her real name to protect her identity. “The consequences on my life are all negative, both physically and psychologically.”
The practice of Female Genital Mutilation is common across much of Africa, where it is believed to ensure sexual purity before marriage. But Marie says FGM is also “very common” in some communities in America.
“The pressure to get daughters cut is great,” she said.
“We need to make it something that can be discussed.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 150,000 to 200,000 girls in the U.S. are at risk of being forced to undergo cutting. The CDC says “at risk” because there are no actual records of the practice, only estimates – and old estimates at that. Its latest data date to 1997, the year after it was banned in the U.S.
But citing anecdotal evidence from health professionals and frontline workers, experts who work with victims and their communities say FGM is on the rise.
“It is hard to believe this is the real number because of how much [FGM-practicing] communities are growing, especially in the last two or three years,” said Mariama Diallo, African community specialist at Sanctuary for Families, a New York-based non-profit dedicated to helping domestic violence and trafficking victims. Her organization could only extrapolate using census data when it issued a report on the growing problem last year.
Immigration to the U.S. from countries in Africa quadrupled between 1990 and 2011 from 360,000 to 1.6 million according to a recent report released by New York City’s planning department.
Lack of Prosecutions
There are different degrees of FGM, the most severe form being the narrowing of the vaginal opening by repositioning the labia and stitching up the opening, sometimes leaving a hole the size of a matchstick for the passing of urine and menstrual flow.
The cutting is often carried out without anesthetic on girls between infancy and the age of eight. Victims can suffer numerous physical and mental health problems: severe abdominal pain, vaginal and pelvic infections, pain during sex, complications during childbirth.
“People won’t report against their families,” Marie says about the lack of prosecutions of FGM in the U.S.
In Phoenix, Arizona, a staggering 98 percent of Somali women being treated at the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic have been circumcised, founder Dr. Crista Johnson said. She estimates the Somali community is at least 12,000-strong.
Johnson has supported such victims all over the country – from Washington,D.C., to Michigan to California – and says the spike in immigration from such communities has been astonishing in recent years.
“The number has easily quadrupled because of migration patterns,” she added.
“People won’t report against their families,” Marie said. Since the mutilation is usually organized by the child’s mother or grandmother and supported by the father, many cases go unreported, case workers say.
“Even if there is protection from the government, it is difficult for a victim to disclose it through fear of retaliation from their family, and fear of losing their family,” she said.
Still, experts believe the law is a useful deterrent. Johnson says there is a sense of resignation among the families that they must abide by U.S. laws. Nour agreed, saying: “Parents are afraid to do anything that will get them deported.”
For Americans on the outside of communities where it is practiced, FGM is such an unknown that many medical workers, law enforcement and child protection officers are not informed on how to proceed when confronted with it.
“This has been such a taboo topic, we [haven’t been able to] take it out from under the table. We need to make it something that can be discussed,” said Shelby Quast, senior policy adviser of Equality Now, an international women’s rights NGO.
“There has to be a huge shift so that we identify this as a form of violence against girls – and not something that’s protected as a cultural and religious tradition,” she said.
Support for victims is also comparatively poor in the U.S., health workers say. Nour in Boston and Johnson in Arizona run the only two clinics dedicated to supporting FGM victims in the U.S.
Comparatively the U.K. – with only a fifth of the population of the U.S. – has 15 specialist clinics. British midwife Comfort Momoh, who runs one such operation, recently visited the U.S. to research American facilities.
Coming from Europe, where campaigners are making strides in turning FGM into a mainstream issue, Momoh was shocked to see “no proper coordination and hardly anywhere for girls to go for support,” she said. “The situation is well, well behind the U.K.”
Campaigners say reaching out to practicing communities and educating them about the risks and consequences is critical to ending FGM.
“If the police are called and told a child is at risk, what will the policeman do if he does not know what FGM is? We need to tell them about it, tell them it’s a violation,” Diallo said. “Every single professional needs to know they have an obligation: doctors, nurses, school teachers…. Everyone has to see it as their responsibility to protect children.”
‘Shame and a Prison Term’
In France, which is also home to significant communities which traditionally practice FGM, experts say enforcing the law and outreach to practicing communities must go together.
In stark comparison to the single American case, there have been over 100 successful prosecutions in France, with prison sentences for those found guilty of cutting or of allowing their daughters to be cut.
“I don’t want my kids to undergo the same fate as me.”
There, FGM is prosecuted using existing child protection laws – there is no specific anti-FGM legislation.
“There was no need for a special law that would amount to pointing the finger towards immigrants,” said French lawyer Linda Weil-Curiel, who has spent years bringing cases against suspected perpetrators to court.
“We had enough legal provisions in the penal code to prosecute and punish the ‘mutilation of minors,’ and the penal code is applicable to everyone on French soil, without discrimination.”
She believes these prosecutions helped reduce the practice. “The large publicity in the media of the trials sent a clear message to the families: This is what you are going to get – shame and a prison term – if you do not respect the law.”
There are no further prosecutions on the horizon in America – although there has been some progress.
Legislation was strengthened in January 2013 with a federal law making “vacation cutting” illegal – when girls are taken during their school vacations to countries where FGM is widely practiced to be cut there.
“They have passed the law. Now they need to enforce it,” Diallo said.
But for Marie it’s too late. “My organs were removed for my whole life, I can’t change it; psychologically that is very difficult,” she said. “But I don’t want my kids to undergo the same fate as me.”
Petra Cahill and Jamieson Lesko of NBC News contributed to this report.
by, Mariam Rizk | AP | The Globe and Mail | h/t Trop
CAIRO, Egypt: A court in Egypt’s second-largest city sentenced two supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on Saturday for throwing two people off the roof of a building during violent protests after the Islamist president was ousted, according to Egypt’s state news agency.
The agency said the court in Alexandria found the men guilty of murdering a child and a young man in the coastal city during mass protests that demanded Morsi’s reinstatement after he was removed from power by the military.
Video courtesy of: MEMRI.TV
The roof incident happened July 5 of last year, two days after Morsi’s ouster. It was one of the most dramatic acts of violence on a day in which 16 other people were killed in Alexandria.
Judge Sayed Abdel-Latif said he would issue the verdict against another 60 defendants charged with violence that day in another two months. It was not clear why the ruling was split into two.
One of those killed was nine-year-old Hamada Badr, who witnesses including an Associated Press journalist said was stabbed and then thrown off the roof. Another man in his twenties was hurled to his death and Morsi supporters were seen beating his lifeless body.
The father of the nine-year old said the verdict was partial vindication.
“But I want all the Brotherhood leadership tried and sentenced to death,” said Badr Hassouna.
Video footage of the incidents was repeatedly aired on national TV. It also showed one of the defendants roaming the roof raising a black flag often used by Islamic militants.
Another 12 people were killed elsewhere in Egypt that day in clashes sparked when tens of thousands of enraged Morsi supporters took to the street after a Muslim Brotherhood leader called on “defending” the ousted Islamist president who was then in military custody.
The violence set the tone for months to come. Authorities have since intensified a crackdown on Morsi supporters and dispersed protests in which over 1,000 were killed and thousands others were detained.
Last week, a court sentenced 529 Islamists to death for killing a policeman in the province of Minya, south of Cairo. Morsi and most of the Muslim Brotherhood leadership are detained, facing trials on charges ranging from murder to incitement of violence to conspiring with foreign groups to destabilize Egypt.
Almost no official has been held accountable for the killing of protesters. The government has declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group and blames it for waging a campaign of violence in Egypt.
Meanwhile, attacks on troops and police have increased, leaving hundreds dead. The Brotherhood denies it is behind the campaign of violence.
Also Saturday, airport officials said a Brotherhood leader arrested in Kuwait at Cairo’s behest was extradited to Egypt for prosecution.
Mohammed el-Qabouti is wanted for trial on suspicion he incited violence against authorities last summer. The handover of el-Qabouti is the first reported case of Cairo’s Gulf allies arresting and extraditing members of the Brotherhood to Egypt. Authorities reported his arrest in Kuwait earlier this month.
Following Saturday’s verdict, defendants in a cage in court raised the four-finger sign, a symbol of defiance associated with Morsi supporters. Families were not allowed into the court, and had to wait outside amid tight security.
Eight months after Morsi’s ouster, his supporters still protest, often sparking clashes on the streets with security forces or political opponents.
In the latest bout of violence Friday, five people were killed including a young female journalist who was shot in the head.
Four others were shot in the head and the chest, Hisham Abdel Hamid, spokesman of the forensic authority told CBC-TV Saturday. Protesters on the scene said they were attacked without warning by police with live ammunition. But the ministry of Interior said the slain were killed by protesters who carried weapons.
One of those killed was a Christian woman. Security officials said protesters pulled her out of her car when they spotted a cross inside. She was then shot, the officials said quoting witnesses. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Elsewhere on Saturday, at least eight people were killed in explosion in a house where fuel was being stored for sale on the black market, the head of security in the southern province of Sohag, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Saber said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, which wounded 64 people, including 25 who were in critical condition, Saber said.
Egypt is reeling from a shortage of fuel products, increasing hoarding and illegal sales.
by, Theodore Shoebat | Shoebat.com
The final seconds of life for these terrorists..
Video courtesy of: Walid and Theodore Shoebat
by, Dr. Peter Hammond | Misconceptions | h/t Anglo-Saxon Mark
Islam Is Not A Religion Or A Cult.
In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life!
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components, but the religious component is simply a beard for all of the other components.
How Is Islamization Achieved?
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.
When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components creep in as well..
Here’s How It Works
* The following figures were correct in 2008, so most countries will have experienced an increase in Islamization since then. The current percentage of Muslims in ALL of the countries below have increased dramatically and will be much higher than the figure listed.
Whilst the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, it will for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.
This is still the case in:
United States — Muslim 0.6%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1.8%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%
But From 2% To 5%
Muslims begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from jails and street gangs.
This is happening in:
Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
From Five To Nine Percent
From 5% – 9% Muslims begin to exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.
They begin by pushing for the introduction of halal food which in turn secures
food preparation jobs for Muslims.
They then increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves, along with threats for noncompliance.
This is happening in:
France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
At this point, Muslims will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law.
The ultimate and openly expressed goal of Islamist leaders is to establish Sharia law throughout the world, and I admire Muslim leaders for their honesty!
But sadly for non-Islamic countries, their leaders mostly say, “They’re just saying that”.
From Ten To Nineteen Percent
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they increase lawlessness by protesting their conditions, and in Paris, cars are still being burned every night.
Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.
Such tensions are now seen daily, particularly in Muslim areas in:
Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 15%
From Twenty To Thirty Nine Percent
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burning of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
From Forty To Fifty Nine Percent
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare.
Such as in:
Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
From Sixty To Seventy Nine Percent
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya which is a tax placed on infidels.
Such as in:
Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%
From Eighty To Ninety Nine Percent
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide as these nations drive out the infidels and move toward a 100% Muslim population.
Such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
One Hundred Percent
100% should usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’, which is the Islamic House of Peace!
But There Is No Peace!
At this point there is supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word.
Such as in:
Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 100%
Peace is never achieved however, because in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.
Ghettos In Non-Islamic Lands
It is important to understand that in some countries, which have well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law, and the national police daren’t even enter these ghettos.
There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities.
In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large.
The children attend madrasses.
They learn only the Koran.
To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.
Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise far more power than the national average would indicate.
The Growth Of Islam
Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population, but their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers.
Muslims are likely to exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.
What Islam is Not:
Vladimir Putin has urged the world’s political leaders to stop the violent persecutions against Christians that have erupted in many Middle Eastern countries.
by, Pravoslavie | h/t Billy W.
Speaking at a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow last week, the Russian President said he noted “with alarm” that “in many of the world’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting, and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians.”
Putin praised the growth of cooperation between the Orthodox Churches and the Russian state, saying, “We act as genuine partners and colleagues to solve the most pressing domestic and international tasks, to implement joint initiatives for the benefit of our country and people.”“This pressing problem should be a subject of close attention for the entire international community,” Putin said. “It is especially important today to make efforts to prevent intercultural and interreligious conflicts, which are fraught with the most serious upheavals.”
The Russian Federation recently passed legislation making it illegal to promote homosexuality as normal, a move that, while condemned by many European leaders, was strongly supported by the Orthodox Church.
Putin added Thursday that the Church was giving Russians a moral compass when so many were looking for help. “Today when people are once again searching for moral support, millions of our compatriots see it in religion,” he said. “They trust the wise, pastoral word of the Russian Orthodox Church.”
He added that it was the Church that was ultimately responsible for the development and rise of “culture and education” in Russia over the last 1,000 years. “The adoption of Christianity became a turning point in the fate of our fatherland, made it an inseparable part of the Christian civilization and helped it turn into one of the largest world powers,” Putin said.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said at the same meeting that the attempts to push Christians out of Syria would lead to a “civilization catastrophe.” Kirill and other Orthodox leaders have been critical of the lack of response to the crisis facing Christians in the Middle East by US and other Western leaders.
President Vladimir Putin with Patriarch Kirill
The meeting was held with the leaders of all 15 Orthodox Churches to commemorate the 1,025th anniversary of the “Baptism of Russia” – the official adoption of Christianity and establishment of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kievan Rus by Prince Vladimir in 988 A.D.
Orthodox leaders at the meeting also condemned the growing secularist suppression of Christian freedoms in non-Muslim countries like Britain, where “gay marriage” has just been created.
Metropolitan Hilarion, the Russian Orthodox Church’s chief ecumenical officer, said “secularization in disguise of democratization” is leading Western nations toward totalitarianism. He spoke of a “powerful energy today [that] strives to finally break with Christianity, which controlled its totalitarian impulses during 17 centuries.”
Metropolitan Hilarion said, “Eventually, it unconsciously strives to set up an absolute dictatorship that demands total control over each member of society. Don’t we move to it when ‘for the sake of security’ we agree to obligatory electronic passports, dactyloscopy [fingerprint identification] for everyone, and photo cameras occurring everywhere?”
He highlighted the attempt to create same-sex “marriage” in France, which he called an attempt to make “immorality normal,” saying, that the French government has “consciously and demonstratively ignored demands of people and used tear gas to disperse them.”
Later, at a reception in Kiev, Putin and Patriarch Kirill took part in a prayer service with Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych. He urged the leaders of Ukraine to turn towards a greater unity with Russia, and away from its overtures to the European Union, citing a natural cultural and spiritual relationship that is not present with the heavily secularist EU.
Patriarch Kirill added that it is the Orthodox religion that creates genuine unity between Slavic peoples. “Our ancestors adopted the Christian faith and, together with it, a system of values and morals…that no historical upheavals were able to destroy,” he said. Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians have a shared spiritual foundation that unites them more than their national boundaries divide them.
Patriarch Kirill said of the same-sex “marriage” fad sweeping the Western world, “This is a very dangerous apocalyptic symptom, and we must do everything so that sin is never validated by the laws of the state in the lands of Holy Rus, because this would mean that the people are starting on the path of self-destruction.”
Today, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, blasted the Russian government for its law banning gay propaganda, calling it “hateful.”
Baird said that the Canadian delegation was among those governments that tried to dissuade the Russian leadership not to adopt the law that outlaws all attempts to normalize homosexuality or other forms of non-traditional sexuality, especially to children.
“This mean-spirited and hateful law will affect all Russians 365 days of the year, every year. It is an incitement to intolerance, which breeds hate. And intolerance and hate breed violence,” Baird told the Canadian Press today.
The comments follow an announcement by Russia’s sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, who said the law would be enforced against athletes and visitors to Russia during next year’s winter Olympic games.