Emad Hasso, right, with defense attorney William Kittredge at his Lowell District Court arraignment on Friday. Photo courtesy of: lowell sun/lisa redmond.
by, Lisa Redmond | Lowell Sun | Pamela Geller | h/t Blazing CatFur
LOWELL, MA. — A 22-year-old Syrian refugee is behind bars after only two months in the United States after he was accused Thursday night of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at a state-run swimming pool in Lowell.
In Lowell District Court on Friday, Emad Hasso, of Lowell, was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty via an interpreter to one count of indecent assault and battery on someone under 16.
Judge Stacy Fortes set the bail over the defense attorney’s objections, because Hasso’s only ties to this country are his family members with whom he lives.
Prosecutor Sam Miller said that around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, the 13-year-old Lowell girl was at the Raymond Lord Memorial Pool at the North Common Park in Lowell when she said a man approached her, touched her upper thigh and asked her age.
The girl told him she was too young for him and walked away, Miller said.
The man, who was later identified as Hasso, allegedly began to follow the girl around the pool and approached her again when she was swimming, touching her upper thigh and again asking her age.
The girl responded that she was a “little kid, leave me alone,” Miller said.
Other people at the pool, including the lifeguard, saw some of the interaction between Hasso and the alleged victim, and intervened, Miller said.
Police said the incident may have been captured on video security cameras at the pool.
When questioned by the Massachusetts Environmental Police, who oversee state pools operated by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, Hasso indicated he had been in the U.S. for about two months.
Defense attorney William Kittredge said Hasso, who speaks little English, receives assistance from the International Institute of New England, a nonprofit group with an office in Lowell that offers information and resources to refugees and immigrants.
Kittredge said Hasso told him that while he was swimming in the pool he may have “accidentally bumped” the girl, but he denies inappropriately touching the teen or speaking to her.
During a hearing in which the girl’s mother was granted a harassment order on behalf of her daughter, Hasso used the interpreter to tell the judge, “First of all, I don’t speak the language and I haven’t spoke to her.”
Fortes ordered that Hasso have no contact with anyone under 16, except for family members, stay away from the victim, the Lord pool and all DCR properties.
Hasso is scheduled for a pretrial conference on July 29.
by, Brother Ismaa’eel Abu Adam | YouTube | Converted2Islam | h/t Brother David Wood
Hello, and Asalamu Alaykum. I’ve been a Muslim for 16 years but in the past few years, I’ve been bothered my some serious reoccurring issues that have repeatedly forced me to question my Islamic faith, and recently I have decided to finally leave Islam. In this video I will explain one reason why I left Islam, but there are many more reasons and I will need to make more videos to explain them all. This video talks about sexual immorality.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
First and foremost, I would like to say “thank you” to the One Creator of us all and may the glory and praise be unto Him. Secondly, I would like to say “Congratulations and Welcome Home” to Brother Ismaa’eel Abu Adam. You are clearly a very intelligent and well-versed young man, whose heart, mind and spirit have been awakened to the truth.
Furthermore, I would like to ask ALL of our readers to pay very close attention to the “WHY” Brother Ismaa’eel left Islam. Yes, to the specific example he has given, but this is but ‘one example’ of the greater category to which he is speaking. Is he not pointing out the “flaws and inconsistencies” within his own teachings?
There are closely regarded “techniques” for bringing the Muslim out of Islam and into the truth. Brother Ismaa’eel is outlining ‘one’ of these techniques in this video and “we” have been employing “more than one” of these techniques here at sharia unveiled for almost 5 years. But, enough about that ..in this public forum.
Just let me say.. please study al-Qur’an and Sunnah al-Hadith. “YOUR” knowledge on “their” scriptures is one of the vital keys to unlocking their hearts, minds and souls..
Ahavah and Shalom.
by, Patrick Poole | Pj Media | h/t Trop
The website for Masjid Omar Ibn El Khattab, just a mile from the Ohio State University campus, proclaims itself “the Muslim Heart of Columbus.” And yet the mosque, described as one of the most ideologically hardline in the city, has grabbed the media spotlight once again: former attendees were recently reported as having joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.
As mosque officials struggle to distance themselves from yet another resident terror cell, the recent news raises questions about the extensive history of this Ohio mosque as a turnstile for terrorism.
Just a few weeks ago, I reported here at PJ Media that three individuals who lived just yards from Masjid Omar for two years joined ISIS in Syria in July 2014. Rasel Raihan was killed in Syria in a U.S. airstrike. His older sister Zakia Nasrin and her husband Jaffrey Khan are still in Raqqa, according to internal ISIS documents which NBC News obtained from an ISIS defector.
In that NBC News report, the mosque’s president, Basil Gohar, tried to distance the trio from the mosque. He said that Jaffrey, despite living so close to the mosque for two years, had only attended the mosque for a few weeks and had kept to himself.
When a local TV station caught up with him a few days later, Gohar again tried to distance the mosque from the ISIS recruits — as well as from the previous convicted terrorists who had attended the mosque:
We share the shock and horror of these actions, and we wish that we could have found out or stopped them … It’s quite unfortunate what these people went and did, but the fact they attended has no bearing on their actions. Anyone can come to our mosque. We have an open door policy. It’s not possible for us to screen someone’s ideology.
Video courtesy of: WCMH
Gohar’s claims about these individuals — and particularly his claims about the prior al-Qaeda cell that was centered around the mosque — are flatly dishonest.
When one of the previous Columbus al-Qaeda cell members, Christopher Paul,pleaded guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against Americans, Basil Gohar publicly rose to the defense of the longtime al-Qaeda operative and his associates. He defended their innocence and prayed that their imprisonment elevated their place in paradise.
When Paul was arrested in April 2007, the Justice Department noted — in press statements and in federal court filings — that the al-Qaeda operative was conducting training INSIDE THE MOSQUE:
Specifically, the indictment alleges that, in approximately 1990 and 1991, Paul traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan and received military-training at an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan. In approximately mid-1991, Paul allegedly joined al Qaeda and stayed at a guest house exclusively for al Qaeda members. Afterwards, he returned to the U.S. and taught martial arts at a mosque in Columbus. Over the next several years, he allegedly provided money and equipment from the U.S. to individuals overseas as part of the conspiracy. He also allegedly provided training to individuals in the U.S. in order that these individuals might be ready to fight violent jihad overseas.
So Masjid Omar president Basil Gohar has serious credibility issues when it comes to being forthcoming about his mosque’s ties to terrorism. Now, here’s a rundown of the known terrorist activity tied to Masjid Omar:
Columbus al-Qaeda Cell
One of the largest known al-Qaeda cells since 9/11, the conspiracy was centered around the mosque. While only three members — Iyman Faris, Nuradin Abdi, and Christopher Paul — were charged, it is known that there were more than a dozen members of the cell.
All three lived immediately near the mosque. Another cell member, Mehmet Aydinbelge, was deported from the U.S. in 2003 on national security grounds. Faris had met with Osama bin Laden and Khalid Shiekh Mohammed in his travels to his native Pakistan.
Abdi had traveled to Ethiopia to train at a terror camp there. And Christopher Paul, who had direct connections to European al-Qaeda operatives involved in the 9/11 terror attacks, was one of the oldest known American al-Qaeda operatives. Both Faris and Paul are still in federal prison. Abdi served his prison sentence, was stripped of his U.S. citizenship, and was deported in 2012. Abdi had helped establish a sister mosque to Masjid Omar in the Columbus area, Masjid Ibn Taymiyah .
Anwar al-Awlaki Funding Cell
Indictments in November 2015 charged four men — who previously lived in Columbus and attended Masjid Omar — with conspiring to send thousands of dollars to al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki between 2007 and 2009. Two of the men were arrested and the other two left the country. The men were formerly Ohio State students. Awlaki, the former imam of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in the Washington D.C. area, was killed in a CIA drone strike in September 2011.
Little Rock Killer Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe)
Bledsoe was convicted in Arkansas state court for the June 2009 murder of Army Pvt. Andy Long as he and another U.S. Army recruiter stood outside a Little Rock recruiting station. Bledsoe had previously lived in Columbus, and as reported by ABC News at the time, he attended Masjid Omar during the 2006-2007 time frame.
Dr. Salah Soltan
From 2004 until his departure from the U.S. several years later, Soltan was a resident Islamic scholar for the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus (ISGC), the parent organization of Masjid Omar. For a time, Soltan maintained an office at the mosque. Here is video of Soltan in prison with his fellow Muslim Brotherhood officials in Egypt:
As Ohio State student Rachel Decker waited for a bus to take her to school on June 2, 2009 — the very day AFTER former Masjid Omar attendee Abdulhakim Muhammad killed Army Pvt. Andy Long in Little Rock — Decker was approached by Wael Kalash and stabbed in the stomach with a large knife.
As stated above, in July 2014 Jaffrey Khan, his wife Zakia Nasrin, and her younger brother Rasel Raihan entered Syria and joined ISIS. Masjid Omar president Basil Gohar has claimed that only Khan attended the mosque, and only for a few weeks. And yet the trio lived just yards from the mosque for two years. Further, as I reported here at PJ Media, they lived in the apartment next door to the wife of convicted al-Qaeda operative Christopher Paul.
Nasrin and Raihan grew up in a Columbus suburb and attended an advanced high school program. Khan grew up in a $2 million Silicon Valley mansion in Palo Alto, California, and moved to Columbus when his wife enrolled at Ohio State. Raihan was killed in a U.S. airstrike, while Khan and Nasrin still live in Syria with their ten-month-old baby daughter.
Masjid Omar is either very unlucky, or these half-dozen terror cases represent a pattern of ideological indoctrination and recruitment centered on this one Columbus mosque.
As I’ve previously reported here at PJ Media, whether it is Washington D.C.,Phoenix, or Boston, there is an identifiable trend of domestic terrorism being centered around certain American mosques.
In my next installment concerning the terror cases centered around this Columbus, Ohio mosque, I’ll present evidence from an ongoing local federal terrorism trial that Masjid Omar president Basil Gohar may be more directly tied to some of these terror cases then he or his recent media appearances have let on.
Hmm.. I wonder if he’s Jewish?
by, WLKY | h/t Blazing CatFur & Trop
A Louisville man is behind bars charged with breaking into and vandalizing a mosque.
Mahomed Haji was arraigned Tuesday for burglary and disorderly conduct.
According to arrest records, he broke windows and kicked in a back door at a mosque on South Fourth Street Monday morning.
Police said when an officer arrived, the 31-year-old was still busting out windows with a large stick and threatened to destroy the mosque and a nearby liquor store when he was released from jail.
A judge left his bond at $5,000.
“The conduct alleged here is highly unusual and does concern the court for the safety of the community and those who worship at that mosque and other mosques in this community,” Judge David Holton said.
Haji will be back in court next week.
p.s. Could someone please tell CAIR’s Executive Director Karen Dabdoub to police her own community, because these Muslim vandals are a danger to our community…
Video courtesy of: CAIRtv
p.p.s. Hey Karen, your video will finally get some views, now that it’s on our site.
One of the Muslim boys yelled: ‘..Muslims Rule the World..’ while choking the little girl with a chain around her neck.
by, The Rebel Media | Blazing CatFur | The Chronicle Herald News (pdf. via. Blazing CatFur)
A mother, referred to as Missy, told the Herald that, “There has always been some fighting and bickering going on at the school but never to this degree.”
The Herald says Missy’s daughter, who attends Chebucto Heights Elementary School, was “choked on Monday and Thursday last week by two refugee boys” and “a chain was used on both occasions”.
Missy added that one boy yelled “Muslims rule the world” while choking her daughter.
According to Missy, the students were not disciplined further.
The Halifax Regional School Board says that refugees began registering at Chebucto Heights, located in the Cowie Hill neighbourhood of Halifax, in mid-February.
According to school board spokesman Doug Hadley as of last week, there were 252 refugee students enrolled in the region. There are another 71 waiting on settlement of permanent housing.
Another mother said her daughter begs not to go to school after she was “slapped after she and a classmate disagreed in the schoolyard.” But the school did not even call to let her know.
Hadley said he encourages an open stream of communication between the school staff, students and parents.
“We have a long history of welcoming newcomers all over the world to Nova Scotia,” said Hadley. “It doesn’t matter if the student is new to Canada or if they have been in school for many years in our system. Schools would address it no matter who the child is the same way.”
Note: The Chronicle Herald News has DELETED the ‘Original’ story (although, it can be read HERE in pdf.) and they printed a ‘retraction’ (which can be read HERE.) – It seems they “accidentally” reported some TRUTH and had to fix that right away…
Muslim Immigrant Atrocities in the Schools: Public Funded, Government Sponsored and Community Assisted:
To: Mr. Trudeau:
We are counting the tears of the little girls and boys in Canada. We are counting each and every drop of their precious blood that is shed. And we make this promise:
By an Order of Magnitude, each and every drop shall be redeemed.
Chief Justice of Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court, Ralph Gants. Photo courtesy of: JSMedia Productions.
A few of the American Male Misogynists that Support the Islamic Subjugation of Women in America include: Chief Justice of Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court, Ralph Gants, Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner, William B. Evans
by, Sam Westrop and Charles Jacobs | The Daily Caller | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Last week, the Chief Justice of Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court, Ralph Gants, spoke before the Islamic Society of Boston. He affirmed his support for the mosque, telling congregants that, “you do not stand alone.” Gants is just one of several high profile visits to the mosque in recent months, which have included the Mayor of Boston, the Boston Police Commissioner and local rabbis and reverends.
The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), however, has a long history of extremism. It was founded by the Al Qaeda operative Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who was jailed in 2004 for participating in a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. The ISB’s listed trustees have included prominent Islamist operatives, including Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood. And in 2008, the Muslim American Society, which runs the ISB’s Cultural Center, was labelled by federal prosecutors “as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”
Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh. Photo courtesy of: JSMedia Productions.
Today, the ISB claims it is a “model for civic engagement,” and works to “strengthen community relations.” Why, then, does it continue to promote some of America’s most radical preachers?
On October 30, the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) hosted a two-day conference on behalf of an extremist Islamic organization called the Qalam Institute. Two of the keynote speakers are notorious fundamentalist preachers.
One such speaker, Mufti Hussain Kamani, has called upon God to “reward the martyrs of Palestine.” And in a pamphlet titled, ‘The Prophetic Code,’ published by the Qalam Institute, Kamani cites Quranic verse and commentary, in which he tells Muslims: “do not resemble the Jews.” Parents are also advised to “beat” their children “if they do not [pray].”
In a talk titled “Sex, Masturbation and Islam,” Kamani explains that a Muslim man must only fulfill his sexual desires “with his spouse…[or] with a female slave that belongs to him.”
Those who commit adultery or have sex outside of marriage, Kamani also states, must be “stoned to death.”
During another talk on ‘Rights Of A Wife In Islam,’ Kamani explains “how to deal with the women folk” and how Muslim husbands can “train their wives.” Beating women, Kamani advises, should only be a “last measure.”
Extremist preacher Mufti Hussain Kamani, Qalam Institute
Another speaker at the conference is the founder of the Qalam Institute, Abdul Nasir Jangda, who frequently presents sermons about the iniquities and treacheries of the Jews during the time of Islam’s Prophet. Jangda describes Jews in this period as a “really bad people” who opposed the peaceful message of Islam and “liked the trouble because they were able to pull the strings and maintain some type of advantage in the community through political maneuvering. … They were very hateful, very spiteful.”
According to detailed notes published by one of Jangda’s students during one of his seminars, Jangda also defended the use of female sex slaves within Islam. Jangda reportedly concluded that, “Slavery in Islam … is vastly different and superior morally and spiritually to the atrocious, obscene, and vile Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.”
Boston Police Commissioner, William B. Evans. Photo courtesy of: JSMedia Productions.
Furthermore, Jangda apparently expressed support for the killing of apostates and adulterers; claimed that a wife cannot refuse her husband sex: “The thing to understand is that the husband has his set of divinely given rights one of which is the right to have his physical desires satisfied”; and called for people who drink alcohol to be beaten: “One of the largest causes of death in the United States is drunk driving. Such policies would help curb them immensely and avoid harm to the people at large.”
Over the past few months, the ISB has enjoyed high-profile political support, despite its continued promote of bigoted, extremist speakers. The ISB repeatedly claims to have rejected the fundamentalist beliefs of its founding trustees and former officials. Its continued embrace of some of America’s most radical preachers, however, suggests otherwise. When will Massachusetts politicians reject this politics of hate and instead work with moderate Muslim groups?