December 09, 2014

Outrage! Police Shoot White Dude Five Times Totally Damaging His Koran

Hudson Taylor Clark's mommy was worried about all the Jihadi sites he had been reading and also that he lost interest in girls. Because little known fact, Jihadi websites make you gay, look what they did to Rusty.

During the attack he was making “Islamic-type statements,” and after he was shot, he asked for his Qur’an, which had dropped out of his pocket. Nothing to see here. Just another random Qur’an-toting mentally ill man stabbing a police officer after telling his family he was going out and not coming back.
he 32-year-old man who was shot five times after allegedly stabbing a Cañon City Police Department officer made “Islamic-type statements” prior to the incident, according to the CCPD.

At a press conference at the police department Monday, CCPD Chief Paul Schultz said a welfare check was conducted Friday by the Fremont County Sheriff’s office on Hudson Taylor Clark because he was “acting unusual.”

“When he was contacted by the Fremont County deputy (Friday), he was saying ‘Dear God please forgive the disbelievers. Praise be to Allah,'” he said.

By Howie at 10:35 AM | Comments |

November 07, 2014

Phoenix ISIS Supporter Begging for Hot Federal Pound-Me-In-The-A** Action

I'd say this guy is putting us on, but we've seen clowns like this before announcing on the internet that they support terrorists. Most of them are in jail. Or dead.

This guy one ups the usual eHadi, and is taking his antics live. Apparently leaving ISIS propaganda throughout the greater Phoenix area. And taking pictures with the local police.

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And he's already on the police radar:

An internal memo sent within the ranks of the Phoenix Police Department is talking about ISIS, the same terror group that's trying to take over parts of the Middle East.

The internal bulletin indicates someone is leaving ISIS propaganda nearby and posting about it on the web.

Also, here is his theory on why washing will help keep the Djin away. And why the "false Jews" are so bad, natch. You'll want to plug your ears when he sings. Let's just say he's no Omar Hammami.

Here's his twitter account: https://twitter.com/BakerBahgdadi
And his YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUkuaMmZvmwzJv5rR8PgXjw

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:56 AM | Comments |

October 24, 2014

Terrorist Killed in Hand Axe Attack on NYC Police

Another day another crazed online radicalized Muslim goes off.

Thursday evening the New York Police Department issued a patrol bulletin alerting officers to be in a state of heightened awareness after Wednesday’s murder of a Canadian soldier and shootout at the Parliament complex in Ottawa. The bulletin warns of potential attacks on uniformed officers.

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Today in NYC, a man with an axe approached a group of NYPD officers and, in an unprovoked attack, struck two of them with the axe before officers fired upon the subject, killing him.

The attacker’s name is Zale Thompson. You can see his body in the photo above. He is in a green fatigue jacket with thick black beard.The dead terrorists Facebook page is still up here.

More here at Twitchy.

By Howie at 07:28 AM | Comments |

October 22, 2014

Yet Another Terrorist Attack in Canada (update Two Shooters One Dead Another in Custody)

It appears that ISIS appeals for Muslims to attack nations that are part of the coalition are being heeded resulting in yet another attack.

A uniformed Canadian soldier has been shot at the War Memorial in Ottawa, and gunfire has also broken out inside the Parliament buildings

CPR was performed on the soldier and he has been transported to hospital by ambulance.

Police have told reporters that the suspect, reportedly carrying a "large weapon," possibly a shotgun or rifle, is still on the loose, and the parliament buildings are on lockdown. Prime Minister is safe and "off the hill."

The situation is still developing. Updates will follow.

A terrorist and recent revert to Islam was killed when using his car as a weapon earlier this week.

I'll bet you $100 that the perpetrator of this attack was on Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau's now defunct Facebook page friends list.

Which is why I feel Facebook removed Ahmad's page. So the public can't see all his other terrorist pals.

We'll update when we know more about today's um, incident.

Update: More here from CBCNews:

Update II: The Sudbury Star reports that one terrorist was arrested and the second killed inside the parliament building.

An arrest has been made after at least two people were shot in a hail of gunfire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph.

The victim appears to be a soldier. Several people were seen performing CPR.

Another body is reported to be on the ground just outside the Library of Parliament.

Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told QMI Agency at least one of the shooters was shot and killed inside the building.

Two men were seen jumping from a Toyota Corolla, followed by dozens of shots.

The car now sits empty outside Centre Block. It has no licence plates.

Journalists reported police were trying to keep them away from the scene. Those inside Parliament reported they were told to stay inside rooms with the door locked.

Update IV: Coincidence or motive?


It appears there was only one shooter despite earlier reports of two. ISIS has claimed the attack.


Update 10/23/2014 06:00 CDT: Robert Stacy McCain has more on Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

We learn that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the terrorist killed in his attack Thursday on the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, was both mentally ill and a convert to Islam:
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. The two were divorced in 1999. . . .

Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau grew up in Eastern Canada, including Ottawa and Montreal, and had spent time in Libya before moving to Western Canada to become a miner and labourer, according to friend Dave Bathurst.

...At the Burnaby mosque, Mr. Bathurst said his friend’s “erratic” behaviour — he did not elaborate — caused frictions with the elders at the house of worship, who asked him to stop attending prayers. At that time, Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was living in a barely furnished single-room apartment.

Mr. Bathurst said he recalls his friend being arrested at the mosque a few years ago after bizarrely calling police to tell them about a crime he had committed many years before.

So we don’t know, and may never know, exactly how it was that Zehaf-Bibeau went from crazy Muslim to terrorist. Rather than focus on the details of that, however, let’s look at the general pattern in the context of history. What you find about killers like this is that the misfit or mental case has both real-life problems and an extremist ideology. Think about Lee Harvey Oswald who, like Zehaf-Bibeau, was the product of a broken home and, like Zehaf-Bibeau, adopted the ideology of a foreign enemy. Whereas the Canadian-born Zehaf-Bibeau became a Muslim in the 21st century, the American-born Oswald became a Marxist at a time when the Soviet Union was America’s greatest enemy.

What causes some people to adopt the ideology of hostile foreign powers? They are misfits and malcontents who are alienated from their own national society, hostile to the dominant culture. By identifying with an extremist ideology, this type of warped personality seeks a kind of empowerment that enables them to enact their fantasy of revenge on the society that rejects the misfit.


By Howie at 10:00 AM | Comments |

October 21, 2014

Actual Real Life Terrorists Notice Houston Baghdadi's American Jihad

This post on ISIS' Arabic forum.

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And in English for Arabic challenge folks like myself.

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I'd say that ups the danger that AbdulRahman Baghdadi poses, wouldn't you.

As you recall in my last piece on Baghdadi I stated this.

If the Muslim community in Houston cannot foster and guild him correctly onto a better path, then someone else will. He will meet a real terrorist or group online who will take advantage, give him that place he is seeking and attempt to influence him to do something really extra stupid and/or dangerous.
so it appears that at least one of my fears if founded. Given yesterday's events in Canada I don't think we can afford to just let Jihadis run around.

After all Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau was being watched, but the authorities thought his only crime was the not really a crime crime of aiding the dissemination of al-Qaeda propaganda in a context of support for al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Its this context that we have said for years justifies the fighting against the propagation of terrorist materials by groups that have declared open war on the west and are also a specially designated terrorist group.

This is not banning "information" as some suggest, rather it is disabling the enemies propaganda outlet. To deny the enemy a den, where they become more radicalized and prone to act out their Jihad on innocents.

Which is right where we are with Adam "Baghdadi" although he openly declares allegiance to IS and spreads messages of support, which by the way are a specially designated terrorist group, but we wait and wait for the "real crime".

I fear pretty soon we're going to get a real crime.

This is the product of the watch only policy on online terrorism. An ever, growing, ever more radical, and ever more radical group of terrorists grows unchecked. With the end result being real world terrorism.

Previous.

Houston Baghdadi's Terribly Terrifying Tour of Terror Totally Terrorizes Texas (***Exclusive Must Cite Jawa Report***)
Goatly Gets Competition or ISIS New Emir in Houston Sings Badly Very Very Badly (update :Vegas Baby!)
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Houston, We Have a Problem


By Howie at 02:53 PM | Comments |

October 20, 2014

Breaking Two Canadian Soldiers Run Down in Apparent Domestic Terror Attack (Update: Radicalized Muslim Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau Killed By Police in Attack) (Update II: One of The Canadian Soldiers Injured in Terrorist Attack Dies of His Injuries)

al-Qaeda and ISIS has been asking for acts like this in various online magazines and videos.

Toronto Star
MONTREAL—The suspect in a hit-and-run that injured two Canadian soldiers in Quebec — an incident identified as a possible terror attack — is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot several times by police.

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The shocking incident, which occurred at about noon Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, also sent the two Canadian Armed Forces personnel to hospital with one fighting for his life and the other having suffered minor injuries, according to the Quebec provincial police.

The two soldiers were reportedly walking through the parking lot of a shopping centre located less than three kilometres from the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, the French-language university run by the Department of National Defence, when they were run down by a driver.

A police chase ensued and the car drove into a ditch after the driver lost control of the vehicle, police said.

The good news is whomever did it is Dead Jim!
Witnesses who spoke with the TVA network Monday afternoon said they saw a man emerge from the flipped vehicle that was lying in a ditch on the side of the road. The man had his hands in the air and was walking toward police when at least one officer opened fire on the suspect. The witnesses said they heard up to seven gunshots.

TVA also showed images of a knife with an elaborate handle lodged into the ground near where the incident occurred.

So we're not really sure of the motive, the knife may have been the reason officers opened fire. Normally I might be skeptical of trigger happy police but in this case, meh.
A police spokesperson confirmed that the two injured pedestrians were members of the military but said it was too early in the investigation to comment on suggestions it may have been a terror attack.
We'll know more about motive once the dead perp is identified, it would however fit with recent threats against any nation who opposes ISIS.

Hat Tip: Life Freedom Family.

Update: Confirmed stiff was a terrorist.

The driver of a car who rammed two Canadian Forces members near Montreal before being shot dead by police was known to counter-terrorism authorities who believed he had become radicalized, the RCMP said on Monday as they continued to investigate the possible terrorist attack.

“This individual was known to federal authorities including our Integrated National Security Investigations team in Montreal who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized,’’ the RCMP said in a statement. The force declined further comment.

The 25-year-old, known as Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau, allegedly hit two members of the Canadian Forces as they were walking in a strip mall just outside St-Jean-sur-Richelieu at about 11:30 a.m. Police chased the man more than four kilometres until his car flipped into a ditch.

The man then exited his car, allegedly holding a knife, and police opened fire, seriously injuring him, said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Joyce Kemp. He was transported to hospital, but police later confirmed he had died.

The suggestion the incident was an act of terrorism was first raised in the House of Commons by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who said he was aware of the “extremely troubling” reports and that authorities were investigating.

He called himself Ahmad LeConverti on Facebook.

There is still a copy in the google cache.

From what I can tell he was a member of an Anti American Facebook group called United Slaves of America.

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Another image from his Facebook.

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Update II:


Our prayers go out to the family and to all of Canada.

Also my apologies that your loss for standing with America against ISIS has gotten little or no notice in the American press.

I didn't hear it on NPR, I don't see it on CNN, I don't see it on ABC, CBS. no not even FOXNEWS.

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Update III: This image of the stiff Jihadi via Blazing Cat Fur.

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By Howie at 03:42 PM | Comments |

October 01, 2014

Sabirhan Hasanoff Appeals His Conviction

He's not saying he didn't want to kill infidels at the NY Stock Exchange, just that the part about him saying he wanted to bomb the NY Stock Exchange should be thrown out.

An Al Qaeda wannabe raised in New York City appealed his conviction Tuesday, arguing his lawyer failed to challenge government evidence obtained through NSA spying.

Sabirhan Hasanoff claimed he received ineffective counsel prior to his sentence of 18 years behind bars for providing support to Al Qaeda.

“I repeatedly requested attorney (Joshua) Dratel to move to suppress the warrantless wiretapping as it related to my, and my alleged ‘plot’ to bomb the New York Stock Exchange,” Hasanoff wrote in the motion filed in Manhattan Federal Court. “Dratel refused to challenge that warrantless eavesdropping, and I had no choice but to plead guilty.”

Probably his lawyer refused because he knew there would be both a FISA warrant and a subsequent search warrant produced by the prosecution.

Anyway what a Murtad, This little 18 year stretch in Federal Prison is a simply a test from Allah. A real Mujahideen would embrace his sentence as like a total blessing.

By Howie at 08:12 AM | Comments |

September 22, 2014

Racist ISIS Post Calls Obama The Mule of the Jews Calls on Muslims To Murder Kuffar in US, France and Australia

Another day another verdict on our necks brought you by the Religion of Peace™.

Femininican: In an audio recording distributed widely on social media Sunday, Islamic extremist group ISIS urged Muslims globally to launch attacks on civilians in member countries of a U.S.-led coalition opposed to their violent spread through areas of Syria and Iraq.
The statement begins with the usual All Praise be to Allah the Most Merciful the Most Beneficient line of BS. Then goes on about Obama being a Mule to the Jews and also contains a particular jab at the Filthy French.
And O Obama, O mule of the jews. You are vile. You are vile. You are vile. And you will be disappointed, Obama. Is this all you were capable of doing in this campaign of yours? Is this how far America has reached of incapacity and weakness? Are America and all its allies from amongst the crusaders and atheists unable to come down to the ground? Have you not realized – O crusaders – that proxy wars have not availed you nor will they ever avail you? Have you not realized, O mule of the jews, that the battle cannot be decided from the air at all? Or do you think that you are smarter than Bush, your obeyed fool, when he brought the armies of the cross and placed them under the fire of the mujahidin on the ground? No, you are more foolish than him.

You claimed to have withdrawn from Iraq – O Obama – four years ago. We said to you then that you were liars, that you had not withdrawn, and that if you had withdrawn that you would return, even if after some time, you would return. Here you are; you have not withdrawn. Rather you hid some of your forces behind your proxies and withdrew the rest. Your forces will return greater in number than they were before. You will return and your proxies will not avail you. And if you are not able to return, then we will come to your homeland by Allah’s permission.O mule of the jews, you claimed today that America would not be drawn to a war on the ground.

Then the speaker goes on to ask Muslims all over the world to kill Americans, French, Australians and pretty much everybody. Specifically issuing a religious ruling against civilians that their blood is halal and murdering Non-Muslim civilians in the west is the same as spilling the blood of a dog, ISIS considers dogs unclean, and you also a subhuman animal, you blood is Halal, or permitted for any Muslim to spill as he see's fit. They also ask Muslims to spit int he face of Non-Muslims in the west or to bash in our heads with rocks.

O muwahhidīn in Europe, America, Australia, and Canada… O muwahhidīn in Morocco and Algeria… O muwahhidīn in Khorasan, the Caucasus, and Iran… O muwahhidīn everywhere upon the face of the earth… O brothers in creed… O people of walā’ (allegiance to the Muslims) and barā’ (disavowal of disbelievers)… O patrons of the Islamic State… O you whohave given bay’ah (pledge of allegiance) to the Caliph Ibrāhīm everywhere… O you who have loved the Islamic State… O you who support the Caliphate… O you who consider yourselves from amongst its soldiers and patrons…Your state is facing a new campaign by the crusaders. So O muwahhid, wherever you may be, what are you going to do to support your brothers? What do you wait for as the people have become two encampments and the heat of the war increases day by day? O muwahhid, we call you up to defend the Islamic State. Dozens of nations have gathered against it. They began their war against us at all levels. So rise O muwahhid. Rise and defend your state from your
place wherever you may be. Rise and defend your Muslim brothers, for their homes, families, and wealth are threatened and deemed lawful by their enemies. They are facing a battle which is of the decisive, critical battles in the history of Islam. If the Muslims are defeated, they will be humiliated in such a manner that no humiliation compares to. And if the Muslims are victorious – and this will be the case by Allah’s permission – they will be honored with all honor by which the Muslims will return to being the masters of the world and kings of the earth.

So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawāghīt. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European –especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be. Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers. Both of them are considered to be waging war [the civilian by belonging to a state waging war against the Muslims]. Both of their blood and wealth is legal for you to destroy, for blood does not become illegal or legal to spill by the clothes being worn. The civilian outfit does not make blood illegal to spill, and the military uniform does not make blood legal to spill. The only things that make blood illegal and legal to spill are Islam and a covenant (peace treaty, dhimma, etc.).

Blood becomes legal to spill through disbelief. So whoever is a Muslim, his blood and wealth are sanctified. And whoever is a disbeliever, his wealth is legal for a Muslim to take and his blood is legal to spill. His blood is like the blood of a dog; there is no sin for him in spilling it nor is there any blood money to be paid for doing such.

Allah the Exalted said, {And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush} [At-Tawbah: 5].

And He the Exalted said, {So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks} [Muhammad: 4].

And Allah’s Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) said, “The disbeliever and his killer will never gather in Hellfire.” And he said, “Whoever kills a disbeliever, then he can have his loot [which is on his person].”

So O muwahhid… O you who believes in walā’ and barā’… will you leave the American, the Frenchman, or any of their allies to walk safely upon the earth while the armies of the crusaders strike the lands of the Muslims not differentiating between a civilian and fighter? They have killed nine Muslim women three days ago by striking a bus transporting them from Shām to Iraq. Will you leave the disbeliever to sleep safely at home while the Muslim women and children shiver with fear of the roars of the crusader airplanes above their heads day and night?
How can you enjoy life and sleep while not aiding your brothers, not casting fear into the hearts of the cross worshippers, and not responding to their strikes with multitudes more?

So O muwahhid wherever you may be, hinder those who want to harm your brothers and state as much as you can. The best thing you can do is to strive to your best and kill any disbeliever, whether he be French, American, or from any of their allies.

{O you who have believed, take your precaution and [either] go forth in companies or go forth all together} [An-Nisā’: 71].

If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.

Do not lack. Do not be contemptible. Let your slogan be, “May I not be saved if the cross worshiper and taghūt (ruler ruling by manmade laws) patron survives.”If you are unable to do so, then burn his home, car, or business. Or destroy his crops. If you are unable to do so, then spit in his face. If your self refuses to do so, while your brothers are being bombarded and killed, and while their blood and wealth everywhere is deemed lawful by their enemies, then review your religion. You are in a dangerous condition because the religion cannot be established without walā’ and barā’.

This is the compassion and mercy that the Religion of Peace has saved for you, And although ISIS cannot even correctly spell the insuilt to Christians, Cross Worshiper, correctly that doesn't mean they still won't cut your head off.

Wipe ISIS out, all of them.

Full translation here.

By Howie at 09:33 AM | Comments |

September 16, 2014

Upstate NY Man Charged in Alleged Plot to Support ISIS: FBI

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A Rochester-area man has been charged on terror-related counts after the FBI said he tried to buy guns to support the terror group ISIS by wanting to kill American solders in the U.S.

Investigators said Mufid Elfgeeh also boasted he wanted to kill Shiite Muslim residents in his city and find others who would travel to join ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.[More]

h/t @yonkersoem40

Update by Howie: A copy of the indictment is here (pdf).

By Stable Hand at 07:54 PM | Comments |

September 03, 2014

Good News! Sploded ISIS Perp Worked For Delta At Minneapolis Airport


Well, WTF?

According to a report from Minnesota Twin Cities FOX affiliate KMSP that aired Tuesday night, Abdirahmaan Muhumed, the second known American killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria, previously worked for Delta Global Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.
BTW, "He's dead Jim"

Oh, and:


You're welcome..

By Stable Hand at 02:01 PM | Comments |

August 28, 2014

Another Peaceful Moderate Tsarnaev Sibling Oppressed by Da Man

NPR:

The sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was arrested on Tuesday and accused of making a bomb threat against her boyfriend's ex girlfriend.
"Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, of North Bergen, N.J., turned herself in to officers in Manhattan around 2:30 p.m. yesterday and was charged with aggravated harassment, according to police.

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"'She made phone threats against another female, saying, "I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you,"' said New York police Lt. Paul Ng.

"Tsarnaeva allegedly called the mother of her boyfriend's children in Manhattan on Monday around 3 p.m. and made the threats, according to Ng. Police did not identify the mother or the boyfriend.

"Ng told the Herald that Tsarnaeva was released on a ticket to appear in a Manhattan court at a later date."

Hat Tip: el Grillo.

By Howie at 11:23 AM | Comments |

August 22, 2014

Jihad In America Cornhole Watch: Ali Muhammad Brown

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Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, of Seattle, went on a killing spree because of US killing "innocent" Muslims the world over.

SEATTLE (CBSNewYork/AP) – Prosecutors in Washington state filed a third aggravated murder count against a man also charged with murder in New Jersey, alleging the four killings are part of a “bloody crusade” to punish the U.S. government for its foreign policies.

King County prosecutors charged Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, with first-degree aggravated murder Wednesday in the April 27 shooting of 30-year-old Leroy Henderson in Skyway, south of Seattle. Read the rest

He murdered a college student in New Jersey who had the audacity to stop for a red light. He also murdered 2 young men in Seattle and used a "gay site" to lure them. (Where is the outrage from LGBT outlets?)

He could be charged with terrorism. Why this hasn't peaked the interest of more MSM outlets is beyond me, oh wait. Silly me. Islamophobia!!

Mohammed said he killed 4 in Wash., N.J. to gain revenge against U.S."

According to a criminal complaint filed in King County, Brown took responsibility for each shooting and told investigators he carried out the killings to gain retribution for lives lost during U.S. military action in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

"My mission is my mission between me and my lord. That's it," Brown said during a jailhouse interview in New Jersey, according to the court filings. "My mission is vengeance, for the lives, millions of lives are lost every day."

Bubba is waiting for you Muhammed!

Allahu Snackbar!!

h/t ROP

By Stable Hand at 12:11 AM | Comments |

July 28, 2014

Al Qaeda Subway Bomb Plotter Confirms Long Held Suspicion that He is Fool by Opting to be His own Lawyer

I guess the old proverb is true:

An Al Qaeda wannabe terrorist linked to the New York City subway bombing plotters has decided he will act as his own lawyer at his upcoming trial in Brooklyn Federal Court...

Naseer, 28, shared the same email account and Al Qaeda handle as the three Queens men — Najibullah Zazi, Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin — who were ready to detonate backpack bombs in crowded subway trains in Manhattan. Naseer, a Pakistani national, was a member of a terror cell in England and was allegedly going to carry out an attack — referred to in code as “the wedding” — in Manchester in 2009.

Yer cornhole: it won't settle for an amateur defense.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:16 PM | Comments |

July 24, 2014

3 Women Arrested for Raising Funds for al Shabaab

It looks like these women were all part of the Somali or Kenyan ex-pat community and were busy raising funds for "orphans" and "refugees" which apparently is code in some circles for "ruthless terrorists and mass murderers". Here's the DOJ press release:

Three defendants were arrested today on charges of providing material support to al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia. Two additional defendants are fugitives in Kenya and Somalia.

Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant Director in Charge Valerie Parlave of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya, Jr. of the FBI’s Seattle Field Office, made the announcement.

A superseding indictment was issued on June 26, 2014, by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia, charging the defendants with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and 20 counts of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The indictment was unsealed after the following arrest warrants were executed today:

Muna Osman Jama , 34, was arrested at her home in Reston, Virginia;
Hinda Osman Dhirane , 44, was arrested at her home in Kent, Washington;
Farhia Hassan was arrested at her residence in the Netherlands;
Fardowsa Jama Mohamed is a fugitive in Kenya and the subject of a pending arrest warrant; and
Barira Hassan Abdullahi is a fugitive in Somalia and the subject of a pending arrest warrant.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison on each count in the indictment.

The Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin, commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a terrorist group conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia. In 2008, the U.S. government designated al-Shabaab as a foreign terrorist organization, and in February 2012, the leaders of al-Shabaab and the terrorist group al-Qa’ida publicly announced the merger of the two groups.

According to court records, defendants Muna Osman Jama and Hinda Osman Dhirane were the leaders of an al-Shabaab fundraising conspiracy operating in the United States, Kenya, the Netherlands, Somalia and elsewhere. Jama and Dhirane allegedly directed a network composed primarily of women who provided monthly payments that were coordinated, facilitated and tracked by the defendants to their conduits in Kenya and Somalia. According to court records, Jama was principally responsible for sending money to Kenya through her conduit, defendant Fardowsa Jama Mohamed, while Dhirane was primarily responsible for sending money to Somalia through her conduit, defendant Barira Hassan Abdullahi.

According to court records, the defendants would refer to the money they sent overseas as “living expenses,” and they repeatedly used code words such as “orphans” and “brothers in the mountains” to refer to al-Shabaab fighters, and “camels” to refer to trucks needed by al-Shabaab. The money transfers often were broken down into small amounts as low as $50 or $100, and the funds were intended for use by al-Shabaab insurgents operating in Somalia.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington, D.C. and Seattle Field Offices. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs also played an essential role in coordinating the arrests and searches with foreign authorities.

Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Gillis and Trial Attorney Danya E. Atiyeh of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division are prosecuting the case in the Eastern District of Virginia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle also provided assistance.

Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:36 AM | Comments |

July 02, 2014

Denver Woman Arrested on Way to Syria

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The FBI says a 19-year-old Colorado woman has been arrested while trying to board a Denver flight with the goal of meeting with a terrorist group called Islamic State in Iraq, also known as ISIS.

A federal criminal complaint states that between Sept. 7, 2013 and April 8, 2014, Shannon Maureen Conley, together with others, tried to provide material support and resources, including personnel and expert advice, to a foreign terrorist organization. She's charged with providing material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

It only gets wierder from there. Apparently, she got onto the FBI's radars screen after she was spotted casing a church. The church had previously been the victim of a lunatic on a shooting spree, so they confronted the teenage girl and then called the Feds. The FBI interviewed the girl twice, and it seems she willingly told them of her pro-jihad, kill the kafirs type sentiments.

So, the FBI comes to interview you and you tell them, yes, I support violent jihad and killing infidels? Wow.

And then, knowing she was on the FBI's radar, she decided to pack up and fly to Syria so she could join a terrorist organization. Is there a separate category in the Darwin Awards for best supporting actress?

Anyone have a pic of her? Her name is so common that I'm getting way too many hits with a normal Google search.

Also, we need a good nickname for her. We have Jihad Jane and Jihad Jamie (who was, incidentally, also from Colorado). How about Syrian Shannon? Nah, not catchy enough. Suggestions?

Update by Howie: Image credit, Daily Mail.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:28 PM | Comments |

June 30, 2014

Orange County Man Gets 13 Yrs. for Trying to Join al Qaeda

Too bad he wasn't prosecuted for treason. We are still at war with al Qaeda, right? Or did we, according to Obama, already win that one?

Here's the FBI presser:

LOS ANGELES—An Orange County man who admitted that he intended to assist al Qaeda by traveling to Pakistan, where he would provide weapons training to members of the terrorist group, was sentenced this morning to 13 years in federal prison.

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, 25, of Garden Grove, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge John F. Walter, who called the crime “a very serious offense that requires a correspondingly long sentence.”

Nguyen pleaded guilty late last year to one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Nguyen, who also used the name Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, admitted that in late 2012 he travelled to Syria where he joined opposition forces. Using a social network site during a four-month period he was in Syria, Nguyen told people that he was fighting against the Assad regime and that he had had a “confirmed kill.” After he returned to the United States, Nguyen told associates that he had offered to train al Qaeda forces in Syria, but his offer had been turned down.

Between August 3 and October 11, 2013 Nguyen met with a man he thought was an al Qaeda recruiter, but who in fact was working with the FBI. Within the first few minutes of their first meetings, Nguyen began questioning the man to determine if he was a fellow jihadist, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court. Nguyen told the man about his exploits in Syria and said he wanted to return to jihad because “this was what he was born to do.” During their meetings, Nguyen and the man he thought was an al Qaeda recruiter discussed how Nguyen could travel to Pakistan under a fraudulently obtained United States passport. After Nguyen gave the purported recruiter a photo of himself and a passport application with bogus information, Nguyen agreed to travel to Pakistan, where he would train 30 al Qaeda fighters for 5 or 6 weeks to prepare them “for a guerilla warfare ambush attack on coalition forces” that would take place in late 2013, according to the plea agreement.

With the intention to travel to Pakistan to train al Qaeda forces for the ambush, Nguyen on October 1 purchased a plane ticket to travel from Mexico to Peshawar, Pakistan. On October 11, 2013, Nguyen went to a bus station in Santa Ana where he purchased a ticket to Mexico and was arrested by FBI agents. When he was taken into custody, Nguyen had in his possession the false passport and a computer hard drive that contained “over 180 training videos on shooting firearms.”

Nguyen has been in federal custody since his arrest.

The case against Nguyen is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:37 PM | Comments |

Michael Wolfe Pleads Guilty

Everyone wave Buh Bye to Authentic Tauheed 19

A Texas man pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to aid Sunni militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), federal prosecutors said.

Michael Wolfe, 23, said he planned to travel to the Middle East to provide material support to ISIS. He was arrested last week at the George H.W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport.

“Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge Mark Lane, Wolfe admitted that from August 2013 to June 17, 2014, he planned to travel to the Middle East to provide his services to a foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria (ISIS) and to engage in violent jihad in Syria,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement.

Wolfe is facing 15 years.

Previous coverage and complaint against Wolfe is here.

Hat Tip: Dina.

But joining up with ISIS is illegal. The group's on the State Department's list of designated terrorist organizations. And in fact, the first American case involving ISIS was resolved today. Michael Wolfe, who is a young man from Texas, just pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization and that organization was ISIS. And he faces up to 15 years in jail. And those are the first terrorist charges in the U.S. that we've seen directly related to ISIS.
OFAC designation is here.
THE ORGANIZATION OF AL-JIHAD'S BASE OF OPERATIONS IN THE LAND OF THE TWO RIVERS; a.k.a. THE ORGANIZATION OF JIHAD'S BASE IN THE COUNTRY OF THE TWO RIVERS; a.k.a. THE VICTORY FRONT) [FTO] [SDGT]. -to- JAM'AT AL TAWHID WA'AL-JIHAD (a.k.a. AD-DAWLA AL-ISLAMIYYA FI AL-'IRAQ WA-SH-SHAM; a.k.a. AL-FURQAN ESTABLISHMENT FOR MEDIA PRODUCTION; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA GROUP OF JIHAD IN IRAQ; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA GROUP OF JIHAD IN THE LAND OF THE TWO RIVERS; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA IN IRAQ; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA IN MESOPOTAMIA; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA IN THE LAND OF THE TWO RIVERS; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA OF JIHAD IN IRAQ; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA OF JIHAD ORGANIZATION IN THE LAND OF THE TWO RIVERS; a.k.a. AL-QAIDA OF THE JIHAD IN THE LAND OF THE TWO RIVERS; a.k.a. AL-TAWHID; a.k.a. AL-ZARQAWI NETWORK; a.k.a. DAESH; a.k.a. DAWLA AL ISLAMIYA; a.k.a. ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ; a.k.a. ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND AL-SHAM; a.k.a. ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA; a.k.a. ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT
Notice I've emboldened ISIS' media wing al-Furqan.

Any time you see a video with this label on an American company's server.

The post is unlawful if the video or information within it is used in a context of support for ISIS. Using clips or the information as evidence in opposition to ISIS or for informational purposes does not violate the law.

By Howie at 09:25 AM | Comments |

June 19, 2014

Newport NC Store Clerk Loves ISIS

Smile! You're on candid camera!

Jihad Watch:

The video above is in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, with fans holding up messages of support from around the world — including, apparently, Newport, North Carolina. We are constantly told that all the Muslims in the U.S. are supporters of pluralism and democracy, and eschew violent jihad and Sharia — and that anyone who thinks otherwise is a greasy Islamophobe. So how did this Muslim in North Carolina come to misunderstand Islam so severely as to support the misunderstanders of Islam of ISIS? And is anyone looking into where he got this understanding of Islam? If not, why not?

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I don’t think it says “Newport Bar Food.” That looks to me like a carton of Newport cigarettes cut open, with the message written on the back. I think it says “Newport Box 100s.” The sign the ISIS supporter is holding, however, does say “North Carolina USA” at the bottom. So is this man standing in a convenience store in North Carolina, if not in the town of Newport? There is no reason at this point to think otherwise.

So I guess Mr. Dreadlocks can be expecting company? I mean how many convenience stores can there be in Newport?

By Howie at 11:14 AM | Comments |

Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force Arrest Two For Allegedly Providing Material Support To Terrorists

Source US Dept of Justice.

Authorities with the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested two Austin area residents for alleged offenses involving providing material support to terrorists announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, Christopher Combs, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division, and John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

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Rahatul Ashikim Khan (a.k.a. “Rahat Khan,” “AuthenticTauheed19,” and “AT19”), age 23, was arrested yesterday afternoon at his home in Round Rock, TX. Khan is charged in a federal criminal complaint unsealed in Austin today with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists in violation of Title 18 USC Section 2339A. According to the complaint, from early 2011 to January 2012, he conspired with others to recruit persons to travel overseas to support terrorist activities including committing violent jihad.

Michael Todd Wolfe (a.k.a. “Faruq”), age 23, of Austin, was arrested yesterday at the George H.W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport, before boarding a flight to Europe. Wolfe is charged in a separate federal criminal complaint filed in Austin this morning with attempting to provide material support to terrorists in violation of Title 18 USC Section 2339A. According to the complaint, Wolfe planned to travel to the Middle East to provide his services to radical groups engaged in armed conflict in Syria.

“This case is the culmination of a long-term investigation by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force made up of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Central Texas. It’s a textbook example of how well law enforcement agencies in this area work together,” stated United States Attorney Robert Pitman. “Protecting the citizens of this community from the threat of harm both from within the United States and abroad is our highest priority, and we will continue to work with our partners to detect, investigate and prosecute those who seek to advance their ideology through acts of terrorism.”

Khan and Wolfe face up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine upon conviction. Both remain in federal custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for Friday at 2:30pm before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane in Austin.

Both criminal complaints resulted from a Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation together with the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, United States Army Intelligence, Austin Police Department, Round Rock Police Department, Killeen Police Department, University of Texas Police Department, Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Office of the Texas Attorney General and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Assistant United States Attorneys Gregg N. Sofer and Michael Galdo, together with DOJ Counterterrorism section trial attorneys Josh Parecki and Michael Dittoe, are prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

End DOJ presser.

The complaint against Rahatul Khan is here.

The complaint against Michael Todd Wolfe is here.

A quick google search for AuthenticTauheed19 and Authentic Tauheed 19 reveals that Khan was an active little cuss online and followed Abdullah el-Faisal of Jamaica, who was the ideological inspiration for the now defunct and imprisoned Revolution Muslim online group which included Yousef al-Khattab and Youness Abdullah Muhammad.

Thanks to Switched.

By Howie at 08:27 AM | Comments |

June 11, 2014

Butt Ugly Would-be Florida Jihadist Found Guilty


Sami Osmakac, convicted Florida jihadist

The cornhole? Yeah, say goodbye to it:

Sami Osmakac, the Kosovo-born man who threatened to stage a "second 9/11" attack here, was convicted Tuesday of both terrorism-related charges brought against him....

After six hours of deliberation, the jury convicted him of possessing an unregistered AK-47 and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, a reference to the car bomb, six grenades and suicide vest he planned to use. Judge Mary S. Scriven scheduled his sentencing hearing for Oct. 7.

I have a few of his videos posted here, including one in which he assaults some Christians assembled to protest some kind of porn convention and another one which calls us infidels "animals".

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:20 AM | Comments |

June 09, 2014

White Supremacists Behind Terror in Las Vegas, Tea Party to be Blamed in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..

Of course this was terrorism, there's no doubt in my mind at this point. Drug addict/crazy/terrorist are not mutually exclusive categories. And when you yell revolutionary slogans as you kill police officers then clearly you are motivated, however irrationally, by a political agenda.

There's no real difference then between this couple and Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who's Weather Underground organization held similarly irrational views that the coming revolution could be sparked by murdering cops. Terrorists, all.

On second thought I guess there are two major differences. First, that the Ayers were communists and this couple a pair of neo-Nazis. Second that no would-be Presidential candidate will ever hold political fundraisers in their home and hope to get a pass from the media. Las Vegas Sun:

Residents at an apartment complex where it appeared the two lived together said they had a reputation for spouting racist, anti-government views, bragging about their gun collection and boasting that they’d spent time at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during a recent standoff there between armed militia members and federal government agents.

According to one police official and a witness, one of the shooters shouted, “This is a revolution” and “We are freedom fighters.”

The duo also told people they planned to commit a mass shooting, said Brandon Moore, a resident of the complex.

"They were handing out white-power propaganda and were talking about doing the next Columbine," Moore said.

And here's a description of the crime. Notice how the MSM is already trying to pin this on the Tea Party:
Soldo was attacked first. The married father of a newborn was refilling a drink when the female shooter approached him from behind and fired a round into the back of his head, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

One of the two shooters shouted “This is the start of a revolution” before the woman turned and opened fire towards Beck, who was hit several times.

The wounded officer managed to return fire, but it wasn’t clear if he hit either suspect.

The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and badges before covering them with a yellow Gadsden flag, which features a coiled snake and the words, “Don’t Tread on Me” — a symbol most recently adopted by the Tea Party Movement in 2009.

Wow, prepare for an onslaught of in depth stories on how even though these two weren't technically Tea Party members, they will nonetheless be "linked" to the Tea Party and thus the whole movement will be indicted by the MSM.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:50 AM | Comments |

June 02, 2014

Traitor in Rochester, NY, Wanted to Kill Returning US Soldiers

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Mufid Elfgeeh

His name is Mufid Elfgeeh, and although he's originally from Yemen he's a naturalized US citizen. That makes him a traitor:

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force on Saturday arrested Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Yemen, on charges of receiving and possessing an unregistered silencer, a criminal complaint shows....

A swarm of law enforcement officials arrested Elfgeeh Saturday in the parking lot at the Walmart at 1490 Hudson Ave....

He was shocked to find that the guy who was going to sell him the gun and silencer in the parking lot was an FBI informant.

Terrorists: we're lucky most of them are so dumb.

Apparently the guy owned "Mojoe's Foodmart" on Clinton Ave, in Rochester. According to the FBI affidavit, that's also where he lived. Which is kinda odd, I guess. Here's a pic I snapped from Google street view. Suddenly, I'm kinda hungry.

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The affidavit also notes that the place serves .... surprise ... halal food. And there's more:

Beginning in early 2013, and continuing to the presend day, ELFGEEH has express his support of various terrorist groups (including al-Qa'ida, al-Nusrah Front, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levand0 and violent jihad...

ELFGEEH has plotted to shoot and kill both members of the United States armed forces returning from Iraq and Shi'a Muslims in the Western District of New York.

You can read the complaint here.

And honestly, what I really want to know right now is ... what are they going to do with all that food?

But maybe Obama will trade this guy with the Taliban for a couple of cheeseburgers and a doner kebab (extra garlic sauce)? Seems reasonable.

Note to self: never blog hungry

Thanks to Charles

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:12 PM | Comments |

May 30, 2014

Cabbie Khiairullozhon Matanov Indicted For Destruction of Evidence in Relation to Boston Marathon Bombing

The indictment alleges that Matanov's friend refused to help him reformat his computer to hide violent content or calls to violence he told him he was a bad Akhi for failing to help his Muslim brother.

Heavy.com:

Khiairullozhon Matanov, of Quincy, Massachusetts, a friend of the Tsarnaev brothers, has been indicted and charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying or altering evidence, and making false statements in connection to the investigation of the Boston Bombing.
Also only 40 minutes after the bombings Matanov bought Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dinner. Sounds like a celebration to me. Manatov also expressed support and sympathy for the bombings if they were done In the Name of Islam.

He faces up to 20 years for the destruction of evidence and up to 3 years each instance in which he attempted to mislead the FBI.

More here at the Boston Globe.

I've so far been unable to locate any image of Matanov, if anyone runs across one. Please let us know.


Boston.com has an account of today's hearing and statements from Matanov's public defender here.

By Howie at 09:07 AM | Comments |

April 18, 2014

Copy Cat Of DC Snipers?

It looks like the Kansas City sniper may have been copying the DC snipers in individual jihad. Fortunately, he was nowhere near as deadly.

Mohammed Whitaker, suspect in the Kansas City-area highway shootings, is charged with 18 felony counts covering nine incidents, Jackson County's prosecutor said Friday. Two counts are "A" felonies alleging he shot someone by firing into a motor vehicle. Seven are "B" felonies alleging he fired into a motor vehicle. The other nine counts accuse him of armed criminal action, Jean Peters Baker said.

There's no evidence to suggest that anyone else besides the arrestee was involved in the Kansas City highway shootings, she said. (Source)

By DMartyr at 02:51 PM | Comments |

ABC Shows Boston Bomber's Boat Note

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ABC News has released the contents of a letter written by Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It reads, in part:

"The U.S. government is killing our innocent civilians, but most of you already know that... I can't stand to see such [bullet hole] go unpunished," says the handwriting captured in the image obtained by ABC News from a law enforcement official in Massachusetts. "We Muslims are one body. You kill one of us, you hurt us all."
As an Infidel, allow me to retort with my own letter:
"The Islamic umma is killing innocent civilians, theirs and ours. Most know this but refused to acknowledge it... We can't stand to see such [terrorism] go unpunished. We civilized humans are one body. You kill one of us, you blow up our cities, fly planes into our buildings, you rape our women, you enslave our children, you maim our daughters, you destroy our freedoms, you hurt us all."
By DMartyr at 10:48 AM | Comments |

April 15, 2014

Kansas City Shooting is Terrorism, Not 'Hate Crime'

What exactly is this mythical 'hate crime' that Frazier Glenn Cross, the man who opened fire at a Jewish center in Kansas, is going to be prosecuted for? The problem I have with 'hate crimes' is not that I don't think that what he did deserves a separate and distinct legal category from ordinary 1st degree murder, it's that we already have a legally distinct category. We call this category "terrorism".

Motive does actually matter in the committing of a crime. For instance, motive is what distinguishes murder from manslaughter. In the former you intended to kill the victim, in the latter you accidentally killed the victim through some act of negligence.

Mens rea is what lawyers call it -- the guilty mind.

The problem I and others have with "hate crimes" is that our betters in Washington have decided that hate as a motive for murder deserves more punishment than, say, greed as a motive for murder. I'll agree that if you accidentally kill someone I know I will be less angry than if you intentionally kill someone I know, but I can't see me being less angry or feeling less violated if you killed him because you wanted his money vs. killing him because he was Jewish.

If I may paraphrase my old skate-boarder buddies: hate is not a crime.

But terrorism is a crime treated differently than other crimes and much (but not all) of what passes for 'hate crimes' is actually just terrorism.

In this case for instance I have no problem calling this particular piece of excrement a terrorist. The fact that he actually killed no Jewish people in his murder spree only shows that he, like most terrorists, was an idiot. The point of his act of terrorism, like all acts of terrorism, was to kill people belonging to a particular class of people (in this case, Jews) in order to send a message to all people in that class: be afraid, be terrorized.

Hence, the oldest terrorist group in the US remains the Ku Klux Klan and those groups related to it. When the Klan would burn a cross on a black family's lawn, they did so not just to intimidate that particular family. No, they did it to intimidate (terrorize) all black families who might challenge the status quo.

Killing random Jews (or trying to kill Jews) is an act of terrorism in the same way that blowing up a pizza shop in Israel is. The perpetrators in both cases aren't targeting an individual out of jealously, greed, or avarice like the more common murderers. The perpetrators are instead randomly killing Jews (or in the Kansas case trying to kill Jews) in order to intimidate all Jews.

The best definition of terrorism is something like this: the intentional targeting of civilians by non-state actors in order to cause fear or intimidation in the furthering of political goals.

This is exactly what our suspect in Kansas City was doing. The fact that his larger political goal -- some sort of white supremacy -- is not feasible and based on delusional conspiracy theories of the ZOG (Zionist Occupied Government) really doesn't matter. In fact, many al Qaeda types would agree with the paranoid ZOG theories and would only replace white control with Islamic control.

Now you might argue that my objection to hate crimes is simply semantic, that in the end what matters is that we recognize that pieces of crap who commit crimes aimed at a race or class deserve prison sentences longer than ordinary criminals and so whether we call them 'hate criminals' or 'terrorists' the outcome is the same.

Maybe. But it seems to me that semantics actually matter a whole lot more than such dismissiveness.

By acquiescing to that am I not acquiescing to the very notion that hate is a bad thing? It seems to me that much of squishy modern thinking starts with that premise, but it is a premise that I cannot agree with. Hate, in my mind, can be a valuable emotion under certain conditions and in certain contexts.

I, personally, hate terrorists. I kind of count that as a good thing.

WaPo:

The suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who also used the name Frazier Glenn Miller, is believed to have links to various hate groups. He was a former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

The hate crime designation means that Cross could face both federal and state charges in connection to the killings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and at the Village Shalom Retirement Center, both in Overland Park, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.

“The U.S. attorney’s office will file hate crime charges against the defendant,” said Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas. “We will be presenting it to the grand jury in the not too distant future.” ...

Rabbi Herbert Mandl, chaplain for the Overland Park Police Department, told CNN that the shooter was shouting neo-Nazi slogans as he was taken away. Mandl also said he was asking people whether they were Jewish before he fired. And KCTV reported he was yelling “Heil Hitler” during the arrest.

None of the victims of the shooting were identified as Jewish, authorities said.

Also, I hate this guy.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:04 AM | Comments |

April 14, 2014

Abu Hamza Trial Begins

Jury selection has started in the trial of the hooked handed Mustafa Kamel Musfa, the al Qaeda supporter better known as Abu Hamza. Let the fun begin:

Jury selection begins on Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher who was extradited from Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago....

Prosecutors say Mustafa conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, by arranging for others to attend an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan, and by ensuring there was satellite phone service for hostage takers in Yemen in 1998 who abducted two American tourists and 14 others.

Too bad we can't give this guy the death penalty.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:14 PM | Comments |

April 02, 2014

Fort Hood Pt. II -- Active Shooter, Ongoing Updates -- One shooter dead -- Self Inflicted -- Shooter was "Soldier" -- ID'd "Ivan Lopez" -- Live Press Conference Confirms Soldier Being Treated for Mental Health Issues

UPDATE: Picture changed:

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(Daily Mail)

Reports of a shooter loose on Ft. Hood.

Ft. Hood on lockdown and reports of several wounded.

Related.

UPDATE by Rusty: I rushed to the computer as soon as I heard. As per the "related" link above, this came too close on the heels of reports earlier this week of a "Ft. Hood like" attack in the works. Only we were told that the suspect behind those threats was in a mental institution.

But as I've asked several times now, why would the FBI and military post a warning that bases might be under threat if that threat had been neutralized? And now this on the very same day that I posted said suspect was in a nut house? If this turns out to be a coincidence, then it will be an eerie one.

But John Thomas Jr, the guy who sparked the FBI alert, has been in custody for several weeks now and yet the alert went out any way. This suggests, possibly, that there was a worry that there were co-conspirators.

Fox13:

Fort Hood confirms that a shooting has occurred at the U.S. Army post near Killeen, Texas, “and injuries are reported.” No further details were released.
KGENT is saying that 8 have been injured, 1 dead.

Expect updates.

UPDATE: Let me quote my original post from yesterday:

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. [emphasis mine]
So, maybe this was a bigger plot? Of course, this is just speculation at this point. But the timing .....

Also, CNN reports that there may be more than one shooter.

UPDATE: KCEN just reported that one of the shooters dead.

UPDATE: The AP is upping that to 14 dead, but that there was only one shooter who is also dead (or one of the 14 dead, not sure)

UPDATE: Ed over at Hot Air has a report that the military now says that it was a single shooter, and that he's dead.

UPDATE: The AP is reporting that the Justice Dept. is already saying that the shooter died of a self inflicted wound:

Justice Department internal report: Fort Hood gunman dead of self-inflicted wound.
I don't have a link for that, but Tom Elia sent it to me and I just heard the same report on the TV station I'm watching.

UPDATE: The latest report is that the shooter was "in uniform" and that the DOD is saying it was "soldier on soldier".

But you know who else was a soldier in uniform shooting other soldiers? Nidal Hasan.

UPDATE: Fox News via Hot Air:

A shooting at Ft. Hood that reportedly left three injured Wednesday was a “soldier on soldier” incident without any terrorism link, a senior Department of Homeland Security source told FoxNews.com.
Given yesterday's alert about a "Ft. Hood style attack" on military bases, then an actual attack at Ft. Hood you can see why terrorism was the first thing to suspect.

But if this turns out to be anything but terrorism? You can expect in the next few hours that the narrative will turn to PTSD. And then the talking heads will begin to blame Bush.

Mark. My. Words.

UPDATE: The suspect is being ID'd on CNN right now as "Ivan Lopez". CBS:

Sources identified the suspect as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez.
UPDATE: I posted a photo of Spc. Ivan Lopez, who was stationed at Ft. Hood and attached to the 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade from this link.

So, does that mean he helped those having a hard time transitioning from a combat zone? Or does it mean that he was being treated because he was having a hard time transitioning?

Thanks to Tom Elia for that link.

We're also now hear that at least four are dead. Not sure if that's four victims + 1 shooter. --->Apparently that was four dead, including the perp. So, our prayers go out for the families of three of them.

UPDATE: I think Iowahawk nailed it


Update: Mediate has this:

According to KWTX-TV, Lopez was an active-duty soldier, who worked as a truck driver for the U.S. Army.
So, if he was a truck driver but last year was attached to the Warrior Transition Brigade ... yeah, the PTSD/blame Bush thing seems kind of inevitable.

UPDATE: The press conference has finally started at Ft. Hood. We'll see if we learn anything new.

He confirms that 3 are dead, and that shooter killed himself. Injured are being treated.

No evidence related to terrorism, but not ruling it out. <--well said, normally these guys automatically rule out terrorism even when they have no motivation.

Being treated for "mental health issues" and PTSD, although hadn't been diagnosed with PTSD (undergoing diagnosis process). Was being treated for depression .... not wounded in action, no record of purple heart

Let blame Bush begin!

Used small sidearm, .45 apc Smith & Wesson

In addition, 16 others injured

So, we've come full circle. Nidal Hasan was at Ft. Hood to treat returning soldiers with PTSD, this guy was at Ft. Hood being treated for PTSD. Both were mass murderers under Obama's watch, but Bush will be blamed.

Not that there's anything political about this -- at least, as far as we know -- but some people make everything political.

UPDATE: As for the picture above, I am not the source of it. This is. It may not be the shooter and some have suggested that since the shooter was only recently transferred to Ft. Hood, it couldn't be him. [Ed: Picture has been changed.]

Possibly. Except that nothing about this guy adds up. A bunch of MSM sources report that he was 34 and still an Spc. (example here). He also was deployed to Iraq for 4 months and saw combat. So that was years and years ago now. The fact that he's been in the military for some time now and was still an Spc. says something about this guy.

Moreover, given his length of service and Iraq deployment he could have been stationed at Hood a few years ago and then just recently came back.

Just a theory, and I'm not that invested in it. But saying that since the above photo is 4 years old, this can't be the shooter just misses some basic things.

By Vinnie at 05:05 PM | Comments |

UPDATE: Would-be Ft. Hood Copycat in Mental Institution

UPDATE 4/2/2014 PM -- Shooting at Fort Hood on the very day I posted this!

Ok, this explains why we were told that John Thomas Booker, Jr. (aka: Muhammad Abdullah Hassan) was "not a threat". Apparently the threat had been neutralized and he's in an insane asylum (presumably involuntarily):

But the FBI interviewed him in March and alerted the Army, which formally discharged him last week. He is now in an undisclosed mental health facility,
More here.

The real question is why the FBI and the military issued a security bulletin based on a plot from a guy who was first detained and then institutionalized?

One more note: insane and dangerous are not mutually exclusive categories and in fact often go together.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:11 AM | Comments |

April 01, 2014

*Bumped* Army Recruit Seeking Ft. Hood Style Attack on the Lam -- (UPDATE) *Exclusive* Suspect is John Thomas Booker, Jr. --UPDATE: No Immediate Threat

UPDATE 4/2/2014 PM -- Shooting at Fort Hood on the very day after I posted this!

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Selfie of "Muhammad Abdul Hassan from his FB page

Critical above the fold update: The reason he's not a threat? He's been put into a mental institution! So, this kind of explains why the Feds didn't release his name. But then why the security alert on military bases if the guy making the threats was already at a funny farm? Collaborators maybe?

UPDATE: I've ID'd the suspect as John Thomas Booker, Jr. Scroll down to see how I found him.

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The good news here is that the man, known only as "Booker", never showed up for basic training. So, this isn't an "imminent" attack of any sort. The news so far suggests that he planned to join the military, infiltrate the ranks, and only then follow in the footsteps of Nidal Hasan in committing mass murder against his fellow soldiers.

The bad news? Apparently, "Booker" is on the run:

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.
There's a BOLO out on "Booker", but it's not clear to me if the FBI and military want to catch this guy why they don't publicly release his real name along with a picture? If he decided not to show up for basic training, then here are the reasons as I see them: a) he suspected that his plot had been detected so he ran (Update: I don't know how I overlooked this, but the FBI interviewed him in March so of course he realized they were on to him); b) he got cold feet, in which case was there really any crime committed since he may have decided not to carry out the original plot; c) he decided to commit some other act of terror.

One last thing that may be cause for worry:

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. [emphasis mine]
A bigger plot with multiple suspects on the loose?

So, it sounds like the military is treating this as a potential threat against bases within the US ... so we go with option "C", even if it is only a precautionary alert as to what "Booker" might do.

I'm a little late to this party, so has anyone heard anything else about this guy?

UPDATE: Apparently this guy's Facebook page was a treasure trove of information, but it's down now. The Heavy grabbed some photos before FB suspended his account. I've posted one of those pics at the top. This one is from his Linkedin account.

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Apparently, the guy went to Topeka West High School and graduated in 2012 and was recently in the Job Corps. His phone number is an 816 area code, so he may have recently lived in the Kansas City area (Topeka looks like it's 785 to me).

So, with all these clues, can we put together this guy's real name?

UPDATE: The suspect the FBI and military are searching for is named John Thomas Booker, Jr. How do I know? Well, "Booker" graduated from Topeka West High School in 2012. According to this list of graduates, a "John Booker, Jr." graduated from that school in 2012. And a "John Thomas Booker, Jr." was in that school's ROTC program in 2011 as cited here. And since Cadet Booker is quoted in that article as celebrating Christmas, we can surmise that he is a convert to Islam.

Here's a pic of "Booker" wrapping Christmas presents with his ROTC group in high school.

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Be on the lookout for --

John Thomas Booker, Jr.
Black, male
19 years old
b. Auguest 12, 1994
AKAs:"Booker", "Muhammad Abdullah Hassan"
If you encounter Mr. Booker contact your local FBI office

Also, email me if you see any more pics of this guy or have any more information.

UPDATE: Via @C1TYofFL1NT this looks like it's his YouTube account. Standard jihadi stuff, but he does post some comments in which he asks people to pray for him to become a martyr.

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"I wanna be a martyr (shaheed)!!! YA, brothers and sisters. Make a dua for me asking Allah to make me a martyr, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! My name is above in blue"

He actually posted that same comment over and over on a bunch of videos. Apparently, the guy wants to be a martyr. That might make him a tad more dangerous.

Oh, and I forgot to mention this -- the one video he did upload and which plausibly could have been made by him? It's a CGI type edited video entitled "Muslim blows up House of a person in the Illuminati (Dajjal" [Dajjal means false messiah, kind of like the antichrist]. If he made the video with some sort of editing software then I'm guessing that's his voice we hear saying, "Allahu akbar" as the residential house blows up.

Another UPDATE: Maggie asks a good question: If the Feds are looking for this guy, why haven't they released a photo of him?

I don't have a good answer for that. Thoughts?

UPDATE: Uh, so it looks like this all may have been ... overstated. Here's an update from Fox News, who broke the story in the first place:

But although the reference was to the 2009 shooting on a Texas military base in which 13 people were killed and more than 30 injured, the FBI downplayed the threat on Tuesday and said it was not hunting for the man.

“We have interviewed this individual,” an FBI spokesman said. “There is not a manhunt and there never was one. There is no imminent threat to public safety, nor should the public be concerned that this threat exists from an individual at large."

Dudes, next time just say that at the beginning!

So, what's the deal with this then? Thanks to WTD for that last update.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:02 PM | Comments |

March 21, 2014

Guy Who Desecrated Christian Graves in Fla. Pleads Guilty, Tried to Join al Qaeda's Syrian Affiliate


Hello mom, I'm in jail. I like it here.

In my last post I was just musing about how common this is becoming:

A 20-year-old Florida man has pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges after authorities say he conspired to aid al-Qaida and traveled to the Middle East to join terrorist groups.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Jacksonville reports that Shelton Thomas Bell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

H/T: Rantburg

Previously: Florida Man Tried to Join al Qaeda, Desecrated Christian Religious Statues

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:02 AM | Comments |

FBI Arrests 2 in North Carolina Trying to go to Syria for Jihad

Their names are Akbar Jihad Jordan and Avin Marsalis Brown and they were arrested just as one of them was about to head to Syria. You know, we could have saved the taxpayers tons of money had we just let them go to Syria where they probably would have died anyway. They die and get their virgins, maybe kill a Hezbollah goon or two, we don't have to pay to incarcerate them, everybody's happy. It's win-win-win.

Interestingly enough, I did a Google News search of these guys and only WRAL has anything to say about them at all. No national news outlet is covering this (that I could find).

At what point did a couple of Americans wanting to go join al Qaeda become so common and mundane that it doesn't even merit a back page story at the Times or the WaPo?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:54 AM | Comments |

March 18, 2014

National Guardsman Arrested, Wanted to aid al Qaeda, Blow up LA Subway

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Nicholas Teausant says, "I can has al Qaeda strong muscles?"

I know, I know, your first question is .... LA has a subway? I know I'm late to this one, but remember I have this thing called a "day job", so cut me some slack.

Apparently Nicholas Teausant was picked up on an Amtrak train heading to Canada en route to Syria, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). From his many selfies posted at his Facebook page we can see that his extreme pencil-neckiness will help him fit right in. The other funny thing here is that his last post announces that he's en route to London, apparently getting on the Amtrak train near Tacoma Washington. This would be the same train he's arrested on so ... lulz.

His YouTube account has one video of himself discussing whether smoking is haram or not, but he has a bunch of other videos he links about Anwar al Awlaki and jihad in Syria.

The headline above is kind of misleading (but that's what most of the MSM newsies are running with) because apparently Teausant was in the process of getting kicked out of the National Guard. He was such a dumbass that he couldn't keep his grades up at a community college.

From the criminal complaint:

Beginning on October 3, 2013, and continuing to the present, there is probable cause to believe TEAUSANT, a United States citizen, has explored ways of supporting violent extremist activities and providing material support to various terrorist organizations, culminating in his attempt to join a foreign terrorist organization known as Al Qa'ida in Iraq, which has recently announced it was changing its name to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also translated as the Islamic State oflraq and Syria, as discussed below.
As for the subway angle:
On December 5, 2013, TEAUSANT texted CHS asking how he could acquire a .,firework" from China Town. CHS inquired what $,pe of fireworks and TEAUSANT responded "Mm the big loud one! With the biggest boom and the one that's also compact!! Lol or at least close to it." A later text from TEAUSANT to CHS stated: "Don't go to LA Anytime soo Akhi Please trust me on this...and ifyou do go don't use the subway."

During a phone call on the same date between TEAUSANT and CHS, TEAUSANT advised that he had been on a camping trip with seven people over the weekend
after Thanksgiving, who discussed "hitting" Los Angeles on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, specifically targeting the subway in Los Angeles.

So, he actually never got around to the subway plot but did try to make his way to Syria to join an al Qaeda affiliate so bad, that even al Qaeda disowned them.

This guy reminds me a lot of Zach Chesser. Maybe it's the scraggly beard.

Any thoughts?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:19 PM | Comments |

March 06, 2014

Tragedy: Iranian Grad Student at Georgia Tech Dies

Nothing to see here folks. He was just making Molotov Cocktails in his apartment. You know, normal stuff at Georgia Tech:

The Georgia Tech graduate student burned over 90 percent of his body last month died Thursday, the Institute said.

Saamer Akhshabi was burned in a Feb. 4 explosion inside his apartment, where investigators found a suspected Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene. Akhshabi, 26, was transported in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died early Thursday, Georgia Tech shared with the campus.

The whole article is so rife with the subtlety you'd expect from people in denial but I don't think I can legally quote the whole thing.

Ah, who am I kidding? As if I care. Also, since my post is a criticism of the actual article -- fair use, baby! It continues (emphasis mine):

"We have worked closely with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this tragic incident," Robert Connolly, interim police chief for Georgia Tech, said in an emailed statement. "The FBI has relayed that, to date, they have not developed any information or evidence indicating criminal intent in this investigation."
Okay, so the FBI doesn't tell Georgia Tech anything and so the guy's clean? As if the new and improved Eric Holder beholden FBI doesn't have an agenda here.
Investigators determined that Akhshabi was not a threat to the Georgia Tech community, Connolly said. But no information was released regarding why Akhshabi had the explosive materials.
Not a threat. Of course he's not a threat ... he's was in the hospital and now he's dead!

I'd link more, but it's all just as mind boggling politically correct -- just as you'd expect.

Whatever happened to journalists doing, you know, journalism? We have an Iranian who explodes himself and what do the journalists do? File a report citing one source: the University.

I'm not sure if this is just a lesson on laziness or on bias? Either way, the American public is so boned.

I honestly am not trying to say that this guy is a terrorist and that we are being hoodwinked, although I know that it's kind of the way this post is coming off. What I really intend to say is that I just don't trust the media any more on reports on these so I'm with skepticism or a kind of agnosticism on the matter. I just don't know, and the amount of actual investigating these people do is so bad that I'm not sure we'll ever know.

Thanks to Laura

Related: Terrorist "Workplace Accident" at .... Georgia Tech? Iranian Grad Student Blows Self, Apartment Up (UPDATE: Media Declares 'Not Terrorism')

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:11 PM | Comments |

Natch: IRS Employs Cop Convicted of Tipping off Terror Suspects

I'd say I was surprised, but this is the IRS we're talking about. Nothing they do these days surprises me. Not even hiring a guy convicted of abusing his power as a cop so he could tip off his buddies who were being investigated for terrorism:

Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officer’s Office.

In 2008, Russell/Rasool was prosecuted for his role in tipping off Abdullah Alnoshan, a close associate of al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and a friend of Russell’s from their mosque. According to the Justice Department’s Statement of Facts filed at the time of Russell’s indictment, Alnoshan provided license plate numbers to Russell for cars he believed were conducting surveillance on him. Russell then checked those plate numbers in the FBI’s NCIC database, which came back to a leasing company which federal prosecutors claimed would have tipped off Russell to the bureau’s surveillance.

Wow. Just, wow.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:54 PM | Comments |

March 04, 2014

Where, Oh Where Did The Muslimah Go? Oh Where Can She Be?

Boston bomber's (alleged, lol) girlfriend travels to Chechnya. Stays.

US counter-terrorism officials are involved in a frantic search for a friend of the Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after she failed to return from Chechnya last year and has now posted 'alarming' pictures online of women in head-scarfs dressed as jihadi soldiers. Terrorist experts have become concerned that Heda Umarova, 23, may have become radicalized to commit Islamist violence and poses a threat to Americans at home and abroad because her US passport allows her relatively easy foreign travel.

Let's file this under: No Shit, Really?

Is there nothing that can be done about passport? Revoke her privilege to re-enter this country and let her take her chances with the Spetznaz. When they're done conquering Crimea, of course.

By Vinnie at 06:52 PM | Comments |

February 27, 2014

The Post Wherein I Declare My Love For Katy Perry

For this.


Well, that a brief love affair with the pop princess.


Looks like Katy can take the heat, unless it's a Muslim kitchen. She sure didn't get threats for this.

But, hey, leaving Christianity isn't a death sentence.

By Vinnie at 06:43 PM | Comments |

Convicted Terrorist & Marxist Worked As Obamacare Navigator

National Review Online:

A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks.

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills. Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe were killed by a bomb hidden in a candy box tucked on a shelf, which also injured nine or 10 others, according to a website maintained by the Israeli government to commemorate terror victims.

The Illinois Department of Insurance quietly revoked Odeh’s certification as a Navigator In-Person Counselor on November 24, explaining in a disciplinary report that the decision was "based on an investigation which revealed that she had been convicted in Israel for her role in the bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem and failed to reveal the conviction on her application."

So, the FBI and Eric Holder's Department of Justice had no clue about this woman's background. Of course not. Holder himself was a terrorist.

It took a state agency to uncover her past.

By DMartyr at 04:03 PM | Comments |

February 21, 2014

Judge Rules that Looking For Islamist Extremists in Mosques Doesn't Violate Constitution

It always makes me lulz when people are *shocked* to learn that the police might be looking for bad guys in those places where bad guys would logically hang out. It's as if they live in an alternate universe where principles they learned in college outweigh the obvious. In this case, isn't it obvious that people with terrorist sympathies might just hang out in mosques where people with known terrorist sympathies congregate.

For Muslims who find it *shocking* and *appalling* that the police might want to have some mosques under surveillance I answer:

A) Not all mosques were under surveillance so claiming that you feel violated as a Muslim because some mosque you don't go to was being watched isn't a valid point. This is the reverse corollary to guilt by association: you feel violated by association.

B) What harm was done other than your feelings being hurt? The normal legal remedy for a harm done by the police is the exclusionary rule. If evidence was gathered illegally, then that evidence would be quashed in court. In this case, there's not even the allegation that evidence was gathered illegally only that the plaintiffs felt all icky and stuff because a cop might have attended mosque.

C) Where should the police look for radical Muslims, among the Amish in Pennsylvania? Despite what you learned in college, discrimination is only bad if and when there is no rational basis for that discrimination. In this case, choosing to watch Muslim communities to see if there were any bad guys is actually quite rational given that the vast majority of terrorists are Muslim.

The fact is that not only are the problems of Islamist terrorist tendencies to be found in the greater Muslim community, but also the solution to it which is Muslims of good conscience ratting the bad apples out. A great corollary example to this would be the fact that from the 1920s to the 1980s a lot of organized crime was to be found in the Italian-American community. And one of the greatest prosecutors of organized crime? Italian-American Rudy Giuliani.

NYT:

In a written decision filed in United States District Court in Newark, Judge William J. Martini dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought in 2012 by eight Muslims who said the New York Police Department’s surveillance programs were unconstitutional because they focused on religion, national origin and race. The suit accused the department of spying on ordinary people at several mosques, restaurants and grade schools in New Jersey since 2002.

The plaintiffs, including the former principal of a grade school for Muslim girls, “have not alleged facts from which it can be plausibly inferred that they were targeted solely because of their religion,” Judge Martini wrote. “The more likely explanation for the surveillance was to locate budding terrorist conspiracies.”

The judge added, “The police could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community itself.”

“The motive for the program,” he added, “was not solely to discriminate against Muslims, but to find Muslim terrorists hiding among the ordinary law-abiding Muslims.”

Oh, and let me also point out that police generally do not need a warrant to do things which any citizen is able to do. "Surveillance" is just a fancy word we use which means to watch. Civil libertarians are often upset when they hear that the police have been "surveilling". You might as well accuse Vinnie of "surveilling" gay bars or Howie of "surveilling" Kate Upton (I'll grant that in the latter case "stalking" would be a more appropriate word). If I have the legal right to walk into a mosque and listen to a sermon then police have the same right. In fact, both of us could be doing "surveillance" yet neither of us needs a warrant to justify our actions as long as the meeting is open to the public.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:05 PM | Comments |

February 07, 2014

Terrorist "Workplace Accident" at .... Georgia Tech? Iranian Grad Student Blows Self, Apartment Up (UPDATE: Media Declares 'Not Terrorism')

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UPDATE 2/07/2014: I saw this and thought I should update the post rather than start a new one. One of these things seems to contradict the other. From a news story yesterday:

Officials: No sign of terrorism in fire at Ga. Tech student’s apt.

Officials investigating an explosion at a Georgia Tech graduate student’s apartment that burned him on 90 percent of his body say there is no evidence of criminal intent, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV.

And the same day:
Channel 2 Action News now knows police confiscated several electronics from the apartment of the Georgia Tech grad student who set himself on fire....

The report also reveals investigators also took three laptops, three cellphones, two jump drives and homemade movies from Akhshabi's apartment.

And the "investigators" who removed the electronic devices? The Joint Terrorism Task Force. But, you know, "no sign of terrorism".

Like I said in the original post below, it could be that this guy was just a numbnuts who liked things that go boom and who, incidentally, is a big fan of the Iranian Islamist regime (and Obamacare, and gun control ... ).

But to say "no sign of terrorism"? That's what the media likes to call a "knee jerk reaction". Only, the funny thing is that no one in the media has an IQ high enough to get this. You see, "knee jerk reaction" is only applied to you wingnuts and 'phobes and not your more enlightened betters on the Left.

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Ok, we get a good laugh when some stupid terrorist blows himself up trying to make a bomb. It's funny when it's in, say, Gaza. The old adage goes that tragedy + time = comedy. I'd chime in that proximity can be substituted when time isn't available to make comedy.

Which is why the same thing possibly happening at Georgia Tech isn't quite as funny as when it happens in Gaza .... too close to home:

Federal authorities converged on an apartment building in Midtown Atlanta after a reported fire injured a Georgia Tech student Tuesday. Atlanta Police have identified the student as doctoral student, Saamer Akhshabi.

Late in the afternoon, fire authorities responded to an incident inside an apartment building. The male student reportedly suffered significant burn injuries. Authorities say Akhshabi suffered third degree burns over 90% of his body.

Atlanta Fire discovered "what appeared to be a molotov cocktail along with several other plastic bottles filled with liquid" during their investigation.

A neighbor in the above report claimed that Saamer Akhshabi was from Turkey, but I don't think so. He lists Tonekabon, Iran as his hometown on his FB account. Also, he did his undergrad work in ... Tehran. Here's his online CV:
I am a graduate student advised by Prof. Constantine Dovrolis. I am interested in Internet evolution, evolutionary network modeling, and adaptive video streaming. Before joining Georgia Tech in Fall 2009, I spent four wonderful years at University of Tehran completing my B.Sc. in computer engineering.
Not just 4 years in Tehran, four wonderful years.

Okay, so maybe this is just some numbnuts who was playing around at home for no other reason than he liked to make things that go boom. I get that sentiment. I like things that go boom.

Then again, I've heard Tehran described as a lot of things and the only ones who ever call it wonderful would be the ones on VEVAK's payroll.

The guy doesn't have much to say on his Twitter account, other than the fact that he follows both the current President of Iran and the former "reformist" President Khattami. His YouTube account is a single Iranian film.

Oh, and this would-be bomber is also a big, big fan of Obamacare. He also loves himself some gun control.

Gun control, yes: Molotov cocktail control, hell no!

So, big fan of Iran just happens to blow self up. Also, another story tells us that the feds who raided this guys house today? Joint Terrorism Task Force. Nothing suspicious here. Nevertheless, we'll keep an eye on this one. You know, because we're 'phobes and what not. Thanks to @pspoole

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:59 AM | Comments |