by, Tom Lyden | Fox9 | h/t Victoria Taft @ ijreview & Glen Roberts @ Trop
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – A Minnesota man, who Homeland Security identifies as a terror suspect who is on the “No Fly” list, now has his Class A commercial license, which will allow him to drive semi-trucks.
The FOX 9 Investigators revealed last May that Amir Meshal was attempting to get his Class A license from a Twin Cities truck driving school. The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirms he was granted the license after passing a road test on August 8. A spokesperson said Meshal has also applied for a school bus endorsement, pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
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In May 2014, Meshal was removed and trespassed from a Bloomington, Minn. mosque, Al Farooq, after he was suspected of radicalizing young people who would later travel to Syria. According to the police report, religious leaders said, “We have concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth.” Meshal had previously been asked to leave an Eden Prairie, Minn. mosque for similar reasons.
The ACLU recently sued TSA and Homeland Security to have Meshal removed from the “No Fly” list. But Homeland Security responded in a letter obtained by the FOX 9 Investigators that Meshal, “..may be a threat to civil aviation or national security,” adding that, “It has been determined that you (Amir Meshal) are an individual who represents a threat of engaging in or conducting a violent act of terrorism and who is operationally capable of doing so.”
In 2007, Meshal, a U.S. citizen of Egyptian descent, was arrested in Kenya by the FBI, suspected of leaving a terror training camp in Somalia. Meshal, via the ACLU, is also suing the U.S. government for detaining him overseas for three months. In the lawsuit, Meshal claims the FBI tried to convince him to become an informant — an offer he says he declined.
The FOX 9 Investigators asked the Minnesota Department of Public Safety why they issued a Class A license for someone who Homeland Security believes has the “operational capacity” to carry out a terror attack. We have not heard back.
Statement from Hina Shamsi, ACLU attorney representing Amir Meshal
“Mr. Meshal has never been charged with a crime and has sued the government to obtain a fair process to challenge his wrongful inclusion on the No Fly List. Like many other unemployed Americans, he’s trying to obtain credentials for a job so he can build a life for his family, including a baby. Any suggestion that Mr. Meshal’s efforts to get a job somehow present a concern is shameful. On Mr. Meshal’s cases: his unlawful rendition and detention case is on appeal. The latest in the No Fly List case is described here.”
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by, FNC Insider | h/t Conservative Post
The Orlando International Airport is opening a reflection room where Muslim travelers can pray.
The $250,000 prayer room, which includes a lounge and electronic charging stations, is set to open by September 1.
Airport officials announced that they were opening the room ahead of the start of service of Emirates airline at the airport. They said they aim to accommodate increasing numbers of Muslim travelers.
Not everyone is pleased with the idea, however. Rev. Franklin Graham posted on Facebook, “Let’s call this what it is—a mosque.”
“How loud do you think the objections would be today if they spent $250,000 in taxpayer money to build a new prayer room exclusively for evangelical Christians? Or for Jews or Mormons or any other group? Why do Muslims get preference?” Graham asked.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, with the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said on “Fox and Friends” this morning that we must be careful not to give Muslims preferential treatment.
Jasser said that he would rather see an interfaith prayer room. He explained that’s what he’s seen in many airports in Islamic countries that he’s visited.
by, Express News Service | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A 14-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a cleric and a shopkeeper on the campus of a mosque under Bhagwatpur police station area in Moradabad Thursday evening. Medical examination of the victim has confirmed rape, police said.
SO of Bhagwatpur PS, Akhilesh Pradhan said the victim’s father told the police that the cleric had on Wednesday asked his daughter to stay after the classes. “When others left, cleric Nazir asked the girl to clean his room in the premises.
The complainant alleged that when his daughter went inside, she found Mohsin there. Nazir and Moshsin overpowered the girl and raped her,” the SO said.
The father told the police that by the time he and others reached the mosque, Nazir and Mohsin had fled. The SO said that efforts were on to arrest the two absconding accused.
Note: Would you believe his name is Muhammad? (The ‘Md’ below is the abbreviated form of the name ‘Muhammad.’)
by, NBC (NY Affiliate) | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
A 63-year-old Queens man is being criminally charged with sexually fondling a preteen girl in the basement of a mosque, the borough’s chief prosecutor said Friday.
Md Uddin, of 97th Street in the Corona neighborhood, was being held on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said.
“These are serious accusations in which an alleged sexual predator stalked his victim in a place of worship and, if true, cannot go unpunished,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Uddin is accused luring the 10-year-old girl to the basement of the Fultoli Jame Masjid Mosque just before 1 p.m. Thursday and fondling her breasts over and under her clothing, according to the charges.
“Does this feel good? Do you like this?” he said to the girl, according to the charges. “Don’t tell anyone about this.”
The victim went home and told a family member who subsequently contacted authorities.
There was no information as to whether Uddin had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges.