by, Meira Svirsky | Clarion Project
A lawyer involved in the ongoing case against the Michigan doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls alleged in court that the doctor’s mosque had paid for the barbaric and illegal procedures.
Dr. Juama Nargarwala, 44, an emergency room doctor, is accused of performing FGM on two young girls from Minnesota, although prosecutors said in court that she may have cut up to 100 girls over the past 12 years.
Nargarwala is part of a sect of Muslims from India called the Dawoodi Bohra. She was arrested in April trying to board a flight to Kenya after the FBI received a tip in the case and was denied bail. Also charged in the case are two other members of the Dawoodi Bohra sect: Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, accused of letting Nargarwala use his clinic in Livonia to carry out the procedures and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, who is charged with holding the girls’ hands during the painful cutting.
Cynthia Nunez, the attorney who made the allegation and who was assigned by the court to look out for the best interests of Nargarwala’s children, also stated that Nargarwala’s husband is the treasurer of the mosque and could face criminal charges over the allegations that the mosque was paying for cutting.
Other members of the sect and their daughters have been told to keep quiet about the FGM procedures according to the charges against the doctor and her alleged accomplices. So far, the state has discovered that in addition to the two girls from Minnesota, six more girls are known to have been mutilated.
Medical examinations have shown that the girls’ genitals were altered and not just symbolically “scraped” as Naragarwala claimed. Writing in Mother Jones, a victim of FGM from the same sect, describes her horrific memories of the procedure that was carried out on her as a child and how wide-spread the practice is among the Dawoodi Bohra.
The state has been moving to take parental rights away from Naragawala as well as parents who have taken their daughters to be cut. In the case of Nargarwala, the children’s father agreed to move out of the house to avoid having the children put into foster care. The children are currently being taken care of by their grandparents.
Although the state requested the father’s visits to the children be made only with supervision, the judge ruled that for the time being, he is allowed to visit his children freely and without supervision.
by, Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
On 4/16/2016 at approximately 9pm, a female reported that she was walking when a group of males called her over to their vehicle. She spoke with them for a bit and then walked away. They approached her a short time later on foot near the area of 32nd St W and Blaisdell Av S, where they sexually assaulted her.
There are five reported suspects. They are described as: 1. 19-23 year old dark skinned; Somali male, 6’, light build, with short black frizzy hair. 2. 19-23 year old dark skinned Somali male, 6’, light build, with black short hair. 3. 15-17 year old dark skinned; Somali male, 5’10”- 6’ light build with short black hair. 4. 19-23 year old dark skinned Somali male, 6’, light build with short black hair. 5. 50-56 year old dark skinned Somali male, 6’, heavy build, with a balding head. The vehicle they were in was described as a small black 4 door vehicle with tinted windows and a gray/silver interior.
* If you have any information on this case, including any information that can help identify a suspect, please call the Sex Crimes unit at 612.673.3081 in reference to police case number 16-082076. Alternatively, you can call our Tips Line at (612) 692-8477, or use the free MPD Tip 411 app, or text MPD + your tip to 847411 (Tip 411). MPD Tip 411 is anonymous.
WE do hereby hold Barack Hussein Obama personally responsible for this crime.
WE will seek justice for this victim and WE will secure it…
..by ANY MEANS necessary.
*There is no expiration date on this decree.
by, Cassie Hart | KSTP.com | h/t Breitbart News & Van Scheurich
A Metro Transit bus driver was arrested and accused of refusing to let a pregnant teenage girl off the bus and demanding oral sex, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court.
Mahmud Dabshir Aden, 32, of Minneapolis is charged with soliciting for prostitution. He was arrested Wednesday by Metro Transit Police after the 16-year-old girl filed a complaint.
According to the criminal complaint, about 10:16 p.m. the teen boarded the #7 bus driven by Aden near the 46th Street Light Rail Station in Minneapolis. The victim said although she pulled the cord indicating she wanted to get off at the next stop, Aden did not stop.
Aden continued to drive until his layover at 34th Avenue South and Highway 62. The compliant states Aden told the victim if she would “suck on his private parts” he would give her $100 and a cellphone.
The girl refused and asked Aden to take her back to where she wanted to get dropped off. According to the complaint he turned off the bus lights and exposed himself to the teen.
The victim said after she continued to tell Aden no, he finally turned the lights back on and drove her to her stop. The victim was then picked up by a family member around 10:36 p.m.
Metro Transit Police pulled surveillance video from Aden’s route, which supported the victim’s report. Aden also admitted he hugged the victim while his genitals were exposed, the complaint states.
Aden is being held on $100,000 bail in the Hennepin County Jail.
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.
Video courtesy of: Fox9 | Fotobe
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.”