July 16, 2013

Cornhole Watch: Goatly aka Emerson Begolly Gets 8/12 Years


A western Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to using the Internet to promote terrorist attacks against American military and civilian targets has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in federal prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Emerson Begolly of Redbank Township was sentenced Tuesday on one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. Authorities say he posted on an Islamic extremist Web forum he moderated.

His public defender asked for leniency in exchange for information Begolly has allegedly provided in other terror-related investigations.
Oh my! He snitched on the Muj..... wonder what Allah's punishment for that is?

Jawa Classic footage of Goatly in action.

See the Jawa Report's Goatly says Jawa Called me a Fag archive.

Super Sekrit Zionist message: And every rock was soaked in blood

By Howie at 12:49 PM | Comments |

July 10, 2013

Cornhole Watch: Goatly Getting 15?


An Armstrong County man who pleaded guilty to soliciting terrorist acts on a pro-jihad website and carrying a firearm during a scuffle with federal agents should be sentenced to the 15 years agreed to in his plea bargain, federal prosecutors said in partially redacted court documents filed Tuesday.

Emerson Begolly, 24, of Redbank faces a maximum sentence of 10 years on the terrorism charge and five years on the gun charge, which has to be consecutive to any other sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Kitchen said in a sentencing memorandum.

The Jawa Report's make fun of Goatly archive is here.

By Howie at 07:24 AM | Comments |

November 12, 2012

Emerson "Jawa Called me a Fag" Begolly Sentenced Delayed. Again.


Emerson Begolly: Nazi & Jihadi

Emerson "Goatly" Begolly's sentencing hearing has been delayed for yet a fourth time. I grow impatient:

A western Pennsylvania man's sentencing on charges that he had a concealed gun when FBI agents arrested him on charges of promoting terrorism on the Internet has been postponed a fourth time.

A federal judge has pushed back the sentencing from Wednesday until Jan. 30 without explanation after his public defender filed a sealed motion.

Background on the "Jawa called me a fag" thing here.

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

January 30, 2012

Emerson "Jawa Called Me a Fag" Begolly Sentencing Postponed

Emerson Begolly (aka Goatly, aka Goat Lee, aka Mashoom's Mustache Excites Me, aka Jawa Called me a Fag) has had his sentencing for his terrorism conviction moved from today until May 9th. There was no reason given as to why the sentencing was moved, but evidence gathered from the Begolly case was also used to indict Mohammad Hassan Khalid who's trial has not yet started.

You might remember the online chat sessions between Begolly & Khalid included in the federal complaint in which the pair chat about me making some off color remarks simply because Begolly claimed mustaches physically turned him on.

Because nothing says heterosexual more than commenting on wood inspiring facial hair!

Khalid, for what it's worth, responded by talking about my mother and calling me a fag.

Khalid has been indicted for his part in the Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose plot.

Given the timing, it's a possibility that Begolly has turned states evidence against Khalid. Cooperation in the prosecution of Khalid or others involved in the Jihad Jane case might be used to mitigate Begolly's sentence.

But given that Begolly was well known and active in online extremist circles, it's also possible that he's ratting out other would-be terrorists who have yet to be arrested.

Note to jihadi friends of Begolly: Run Forrest, run!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:27 PM | Comments |

September 16, 2011

Emerson "Mushooms Mustache Physically Excites Me" Begolly Sentencing Trial Delayed

Until next January

The sentencing of an Armstrong County man on federal terrorism-related charges has been moved to Jan. 30, according to a judge's order filed Thursday.

Emerson Begolly, 22, of Redbank, pleaded guilty in August to soliciting terrorist acts on a pro-jihad website and carrying a firearm during a scuffle with federal agents in January. He filed a sealed motion asking for a change in the sentencing date.More...

Hmmm, article doesn't explain why.

Begolly archives here

By Stable Hand at 03:35 AM | Comments |

August 10, 2011

Ghey Bert & Ernie: Incarcerated Ansar al Mujahideen/Revolution Muslim Members Approved!

emerson begolly_bert and ernie.jpg

Especially " abunancy"!

bert and ernie_facebook_lulz.jpgOnline push for Bert & Ernie to get married on Sesame Street

"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful," the petition reads. "It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different."[...]

The online campaign also has a companion Facebook page that has attracted as least 350 supporters as of Wednesday.[More...]

h/t RC

By Stable Hand at 11:54 AM | Comments |

August 09, 2011

Cornhole Watch: Emerson "Goat Lee" Begolly Plead Guilty Today

"Mushoom's Mustache physically excites me!"~Emerson "Goatly" Begolly(aka abunancy)


PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to using the Internet to promote terror attacks against American military and civilian targets in posts he made on an Islamic extremist web forum he moderated. He also pleaded guilty to having a loaded pistol when he allegedly bit two FBI agents who tried to question him.

Emerson Begolly[ aka "Gaot Lee, Nasheed Expert", "Goat Lee", "Goatly", and last handle "Asadullah Alshisani, Chechen Terrorist Brother"..ed], 22, faces a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison on the weapons charge and up to 10 years on the one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. A sentence has been agreed upon, but it remains under seal. Begolly is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 29.

Bubba is gonna love that white boy!

By Stable Hand at 02:29 PM | Comments |

August 02, 2011

Emerson aka "Asadullah Alshisani" Begolly To Plead Guilty

[ aka "Gaot Lee, Nasheed Expert", "Goat Lee", "Goatly", and last handle "Asadullah Alshisani, Chechen Terrorist Brother"]

No, not for being obsessed with Rusty:

"Mushoom's Mustache physically excites me!"~Emerson "Goatly" Begolly

Pittsburgh FBI assault case.

An Armstrong County man facing terrorism-related indictments in Virginia has apparently decided to plead guilty in a Pittsburgh case where he's charged with biting two federal agents and carrying a firearm during the assault.

U.S. District Judge Maurice Cohill today entered an order scheduled a guilty plea hearing for Emerson Begolly, 22, of Redbank for next Tuesday in federal court, Downtown. The order doesn't indicate the charges to which Begolly plans to plead guilty.

His attorney and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., indicted Begolly last month on charges of soliciting crimes of violence and distributing information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction.[More]

Goatly pleading guilty? Jihadi forum members you may be next, insha'Allah!

Daddy Begolly filming his son, evidence in the case:


Begolly archives

By Stable Hand at 10:43 AM | Comments |

July 14, 2011

Emerson "Goat Lee" Begolly indicted: Update: Rusty Physically Excited!

Above the post update by Rusty: I'll remind readers that Begolly and I have a long history. How long? Years. Long enough to remember him as "Gaot Lee, Nasheed Expert" then as "Goat Lee", "Goatly", and finally as "Asadullah Alshisani, Chechen Terrorist Brother".

In fact, I'm not sure what to do now that he's going to face a long prison term.

To paraphrase The Joker quoting another guy who once played The Joker: You complete me, Emerson.

One funny thing that came out in the evidence presented at the initial hearing was the Begolly -- here calling himself "Abu Nancy" -- was obsessed with what I thought of him.

"Mushoom's Mustache physically excites me!"~Emerson "Goatly" Begolly

A message from Rusty: Hey Emerson, watch out for the cornhole. Unless, um, you know, you're into that kind of thing.

Perhaps the most interesting thing is that the indictment is mostly about what Emerson has been up to on the internet. Sure, he's charged with biting two federal agents and reaching for his loaded gun, but the serious charges stem from his online activities inciting others to terrorism.

I think there's a lesson here to be learned for the online jihadis. Fortunately, they won't learn it.

---- begin original post ---

This time for more than biting two FBI agents.

Update by Howie: I'm going to add most of the text of the DOJ press release here.

WASHINGTON – Emerson Winfield Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., today for allegedly soliciting Islamic extremists to engage in acts of terrorism within the United States and posting bomb-making instruction materials online.

The indictment was announced by Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and David J. Hickton, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

“Today’s case underscores the continuing threat posed by homegrown extremists seeking to use the Internet to incite violence,” said Assistant Attorney General Monaco.

Emerson Begolly is accused of repeatedly using the Internet to promote violent jihad against Americans,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “These allegations demonstrate how young people in the United States can become influenced by – and eventually participate in – jihadist propaganda that is a serious threat to the safety of us all.”

“Today, the FBI is faced with a complex threat environment that combines homegrown extremism and the Internet,” said Assistant Director in Charge McJunkin. “The FBI’s top priority is stopping terrorism, and we remain vigilant against those who solicit violent acts in the United States.”

“Those who attempt to harm or kill Americans will face a determined, coordinated law enforcement effort,” said U.S. Attorney Hickton.

According to the two-count indictment, Begolly has been an active moderator of a popular, internationally known Islamic extremist web forum, the Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum (AMEF), used by its members to promote and distribute jihadist propaganda. The indictment alleges that since July 2010, Begolly has placed a number of postings encouraging attacks within the United States, including the use of firearms, explosives and propane tanks against targets such as police stations, post offices, synagogues military facilities, train lines, bridges, cell phone towers and water plants.

Following the reported shootings in Northern Virginia at the Pentagon and the Marine Corps Museum in October 2010, Begolly allegedly posted a comment online that praised the shootings and hoped the shooter had followed his previous postings encouraging similar acts of violence that might “seem small but cause big damage.”

On Dec. 28, 2010, Begolly allegedly posted links to a 101-page document that contains information on how to set up a laboratory, conduct basic chemistry and manufacture explosives.

The indictment charges Begolly with solicitation to commit a crime of violence, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

On Feb. 2, 2011, Begolly was indicted for allegedly assaulting federal agents and firearms-related charges in the Western District of Pennsylvania. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of the charges filed in that district.
Begolly archives here

By Hetz Shahor at 05:22 PM | Comments |

April 12, 2011

"Alleged FBI attacker" (Emerson Begolly aka Goatly aka Goat Lee aka Asudallah Alshishani) probed for terror 'support'

No sh*t Sherlock

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A still-sealed search warrant in the case of a western Pennsylvania man already jailed on charges he bit two FBI agents shows the government is trying to determine if he provided "material support to terrorists," a federal judge said at a hearing.

Judge Gary Lancaster briefly described the search warrant for the home of Shawn Begolly, the father of the man accused of biting the agents, after reviewing it in chambers before Tuesday's hearing.

The warrant claimed FBI agents had probable cause to seize "evidence that his son had attempted to provide material support to terrorists in violation of U.S. law," Lancaster said.

The judge's description was the first time anyone had explained, even vaguely, why agents searched the separate homes of 21-year-old Emerson Begolly's divorced parents on Jan. 4, the same day Begolly was charged with reaching for a loaded 9mm pistol in his jacket and then biting two agents who claimed they were only trying to question him.[Read the rest]

Emerson's daddy is very proud of his son, he groomed him well:

Assistant Deputy Reichsleiter

Goatly archives here

By Stable Hand at 05:54 PM | Comments |

April 04, 2011

Pennsylvania Man's "Long Live Taliban" Song Still Making Rounds on YouTube


Here's a "nasheed" (song) by Emerson "Asudullah Alshishani" Begolly (aka, Goatly; aka, Goat Lee; aka, Gaot Lee) praising the Taliban still making the rounds at YouTube. One of the lines of the song also praises Usama bin Laden (see screenshot above).

I'm still not sure why Begolly's federal indictment is still limited to two charges of assaulting two FBI agents when he clearly is a traitor. If this doesn't at least rise to the level of sedition, I don't know what does.

I especially like the new introduction which includes a monologue from a would be suicide bomber expounding the virtues of murdering the infidel. Nice touch!

Warning: Song may cause ears to bleed.

UPDATE by SH: Looks like too many of these:

Caused the video to crash & burn

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:17 AM | Comments |

March 31, 2011

Thinking of Emerson Begolly

emerson begolly sekrit lover.jpg
"Mushoom's Mustache physically excites me!"~Emerson "Goatly" Begolly

Begolly archives for those who don't know who the hell he is.

By Stable Hand at 06:16 PM | Comments |

March 15, 2011

Uh-oh: Emerson Begolly's Nazi Father had Stolen Guns

Note to Mr. Begolly: If you're going to demand that the FBI return your property taken as evidence in your son's terrorism investigation, it might not be such a good idea to include the stolen guns you bought from your buds in the neo-Nazi biker gang in your demands.

PS- does Jr's cell mate have a mustache?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:40 PM | Comments |

March 10, 2011

Andrea Mitchell to GOP Rep: We're Both White So We Can't Sympathize With Muslims Being Offended

Emerson Begolly

Zach Chesser

andrea mitchell_white_comment.jpg
Jihad Jamie & Jihad Jane

Wow, I must be color blind, begolly:

By Stable Hand at 04:31 PM | Comments |

March 06, 2011

Jihadi Recyling Assadullah Alshishani (aka Emerson "Goatly" Begolly) Poem: "You're Abode in the Garden of Paradise"

The last paragraph of poem is especially "sweet"

Asadullah Alshishani long to join your Caravan, O Martyr
Your abode is in. .. the Gardens of Paradise
Kinda blew that, didn't you Goatly? Enjoying your cornhole buddies? Not exactly "Garden of Paradise" is it?

Still wonderin why papa Begolly hasn't been charged, it appears he groomed Goatly for this.

For those who aren't regular readers of Jawa, Goatly archives here. Yes, he is for real.

By Stable Hand at 02:58 PM | Comments |

March 03, 2011

Goat Lee (aka Asadullah Alshishani)'s Daddy Shawn Begolly Wants His Stuff Back

begollyshawn.jpgPersonally the real crime here is the Shawn Begolly seems to have promoted and approved of Goatly's association and aid to terrorist groups. I'm glad he got a kick out of it now that his son is facing a long prison sentence.

Pittsburgh Live: A federal judge on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for March 17 on an Armstrong County man's motion to have the government return the property it seized in January while investigating his son's alleged terrorist activities.

U.S. District Judge Maurice Cohill said he wants to hear arguments from both sides on whether the government needs to keep the property -- particularly computer equipment -- of Shawn Begolly, 50, as part of its investigation of his son, Emerson Begolly, 21, or whether further retention will violate his Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable seizures.

Goat Lee does need to face justice for his acts. But his father Shawn, who encouraged him, is walking around free as a the green bird of martyrdom.

Maybe he'll be hit by a bus or something.

By Howie at 07:36 AM | Comments |

February 09, 2011

PA Man Being Investigated for Providing "Material Support for Terrorism" (bumped)

Much like Mashoom's mustache, this story physically excites me. We told you our old buddy Emerson "Goatly" Begolly was up to more no good than initial reports suggested. In addition to pleading not guilty, the story adds this important bit of info:

The FBI needs to keep other computer equipment while the agency examines it for evidence that Emerson Begolly, 21, used it to provide material support to terrorists, Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Hull said in a court document filed yesterday. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is running traces on the seized weapons, Hull said in the filing. Any that are cleared will be returned, Hull said.

Federal agents have testified that Begolly also posted advice on pro-jihad websites that describes how to turn a car into a bomb, how to buy firearms in the United States, how to rig a firearm from a flare gun and how to sabotage railroad tracks.

I'm guessing that more charges will be forthcoming as Begolly was well connected online. Not just to jihadi wannabes, but to actual terrorists. I think I can count at least half a dozen known terrorists which Goatly was publicly engaged in conversations with on jihadi forums without much effort. And I don't think I linked it earlier, but another story from about a week ago mentioned that Begolly was under a FISA warrant, which means that his surveillance was connected to suspected terrorists in other countries. Who? Well, let's just say Yemen comes immediately to mind.

I'm not sure how seriously they took Goatly -- as his main interest was in music designed to encourage violent jihad, calling himself "nasheed expert" for the past four or five years -- but court documents indicate that he took himself serious and was planning acts of violence here on US soil.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:15 PM | Comments |

February 03, 2011

Grand Jury Indicts Emerson "Goatly" Begolly; No Longer Needed, Jihad-Khorasan Shaves Mustache

emerson_begolly_smaller.JPGNow that there's no one left to physically excite, I hear Jihad Khorasan will shave his mustache:

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Emerson W. Begolly, who was charged last month following a Jan. 4 incident in which he reached for a gun when approached by two FBI agents, and then bit them.

Mr. Begolly, 21, now faces formal charges of infliction of bodily harm on a U.S. officer, carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, and assaulting, resisting or impeding officers. [READ MORE]

So, I have a question given that our friend Goatly was a white supremacist before he went to prison: will that give him some sort of protection? Or will that just mean that he's the exclusive property of the Aryan Brotherhood to be passed around at will?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:55 AM | Comments |

January 21, 2011

Evidence in Federal Court: "Jawa called me a fag" ***Sticky (Last Day of Sticky: 'Mustache Physcially Excites Me' Madness!!)*** ***(UNstickied)***

Check out our new logo above which quotes terrorist wannabe Emerson Begolly in an online federal wiretap in which he whines about The Jawa Report calling him "a fag" for saying that!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the greatest moment in legal history. Ever.

Update by Howie: Ewwww, Vinnie UNstickied it.

Abu Nancy is one of Emerson Begolly's many online nicknames. It is only half as gay as his preferred online nickname Goatlee, but twice as gay as nickname number three: Asudallah Alshishani.


My life is complete. I can retire now.

You can look at all of the evidence submitted in the Emerson Begolly appeal thanks to intelwire here. Text version below.

(8:38:33 PM) hassan@almanhajribat.net: 101 (8:38:34 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: whaaaaat? (8:38:40 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: jawa called me a fag (8:38:44 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: on his site (8:39:02 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: he misused my statement saying mashoom;s mustache pyscially excites me (8:39:11 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: he is a pig (8:40:01 PM) hassan@almanhajribat.net: no, i dont thing its actually that serious as the exaggerated.. maybe i overexaggerated my analysis on our beloved brother, but i seek to have his permission if he wills for me to tell him.. as I dont want to be the bearer of false tidings anyway (8:40:06 PM) hassan@almanhajribat.net: and when did he called you a fag? (8:40:22 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: this summer (8:40:43 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: did they mention him by kunya or name? (8:40:47 PM) hassan@almanhajribat.net: his mother died while giving birth to a fag like him, so thats so unsurprising that he accuses you (8:40:51 PM) hassan@almanhajribat.net: kunya (8:41:01 PM) abunancy@almanhajribat.net: they r liars
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:14 AM | Comments |

January 19, 2011

Ghey Muslim 'Rappers(Nasheed Actually) Google/YouTube Presents Song About Killing Australians

Nasheed/Muslim Hip Hop:

A religiously themed song, much like a song of praise, but usually sung without any musical instruments accompanying the performance. Often background tone is derived from numerous people mimicking instruments by humming in tune..
BTW, Emerson Goatly (aka Emerson Begolly aka Goat Lee aka Asudallah Alshishani) 'Nasheed Expert' is ghey according to evidence in Federal Court

So does this not make these 'rappers' (nasheeders [is that even a word?]) bad ghey also? I think so.., evidence doesn't lie...meh

Jihadis love them nasheeds, .word. fool. Google/YouTube real.good.

Update: Hmf..... found the video (dated March 06, 2009):

NSFW - language

Nice going Google/YouTube...will media attention knock this video down? You know like all the media attention over Anwar al-Awlaki? Ooops, my bad. Thousands of videos still available on YouTube of Awlaki

By Stable Hand at 04:41 PM | Comments |

January 17, 2011

Blog Sabbath Caption Contest "Nasheed Expert" Emerson Begolly Edition (Bumped - Update)


Fatwas will be issued!

Related (for those not in the know)
Jailed 'Nasheed Expert' Emerson Begolly (aka Asadullah Alshishani) Mujahideen Training Video, Portions Filmed by His Dad (Shawn Begolly) (Updated/Bumped)

Update: Fatwas issued:

The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued to Dirka Dirka & Xenophan for:

I like Shfanim's but i still have to try.

"My daddy says this suppository will make me a better video"

"What's a suppository?"

One of these is a primitive, dangerous throwback to an older age. The other is a hand grenade.

Adult pleasure devices differ from culture to culture.

The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies issued to redc1c4 & moe hamhead for:
Mujahideen Meatballs explode in your mouth or in your hand.

"would you like to play with my meatball?"

The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued to Mart & Imam for
Here in my right hand is a VIP ticket to heaven. I know this because my imam told me so

Repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed. Baaaaaaaaahhh

The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued to Raultalbot87 & Gork for
Q:What do you do when a muslim throws a grenade at you?

A: Pull the pin and throw it back.

This is my friend Hand Grenade
I pretend that I am not afraid
Shove it in my butt
It will blow up my gut
I'll be the star of the parade.

Insha'Allah ameen..

By Stable Hand at 05:44 PM | Comments |

January 14, 2011

Jailed 'Nasheed Expert' Emerson Begolly (aka Asadullah Alshishani) Mujahideen Training Video, Portions Filmed by His Dad (Shawn Begolly) (Updated/Bumped)

This video deserves it's own post! (Bumped because it is soooo ghey)

I love my "Black flag of jihad" (Al-Raya) headband patch!

Full story with the video is here.

Hat Tip: Zionist Overlord (number redacted).

That has got to be the gheyest 'training video' I have seen yet and I have watched a lot of 'mujahideen training videos'. LULZ

UPDATE by Rusty: If our long time friend Goatly, the "nasheed expert" is as mentally unstable as he is being made out to be by the defense, then what are the possibilities that Shawn Begolly, his father, wanted his son to become a martyr? Emerson the Pinnochio to Shawn's Geppetto?

I know it sounds like a bad movie, but would any caring father encourage this kind of behavior?

Update by SH: In the beginning of daddy filming Goat, notice the 'patch' on his left shoulder. It's the flag flown by al Qaeda in Iraq, the other 'patch' above it represents Al-Raya (Jihadi war flag). Online jihadist love to use it:

Pictured: Flag of the "Islamic State of Iraq", an al Qaeda front group circa '07.

Dad filming son with al-Qaeda patch on his shoulder as son shoots & yells Allah Akbar? What Rusty said....

Update II by SH: Re: 'What Rusty said':

TMCNET - Assistant U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song showed videos that she said were on the laptop in which a person Mr. Ferguson identified as Mr. Begolly fired a rifle at a pumpkin, or at unidentified targets. The voice of Shawn Begolly, the defendant's father, can be heard on some of the videos, including one in which the voice said, "Now you wounded him now" in apparent reference to a direct hit on the pumpkin.[emphasis mine..ed]
UPDATE by Rusty: Ed Morrissey has some thoughts here.

Goat's image in his 'younger years' below fold:

Assistant Deputy Reichsleiter

Update III: "Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem And Modern Islamo Nazism Part I":

Morons at TPM Schmuckraker: Uh But But But Uh, But His Mom's a FOD!
Morons at Jawa Report: Nice Hat (bumped)

Goat Lee (aka Asadullah Alshishani) Arrested, Bites Two FBI Agents (Bumped-Updated-rebumped again))
1k Thousand more words on Begolly's 'Unremarkable' Activism
Moron's At TPM: Begolly isn't so bad, just a loner who snapped. Moron's At Jawa: Wow, Are You Lazy, Or Just Stupid?
Emerson "Goat Lee" Remains in Jail

By Stable Hand at 04:59 PM | Comments |

January 10, 2011

1k More Words on Emerson Begolly's "Unremarkable" Political Activism

We really have so much on Begolly that it's not clear where to end this. But this screenshot deserves its own post.


Yup, that's pretty unremarkable wouldn't you say? No similarities at all between Emerson Begolly and Nidal Hasan.

Also, Stable Hand wanted me to remind you of Begolly's awful (literally difficult to listen to) song in praise of Osama bin Laden. It's below the fold. Listen to it at your own risk.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:16 PM | Comments |

Morons at TPM: Begolly isn't so bad, just a loner who snapped
Morons at Jawa Report: Wow, Are You Guys Lazy or Just Stupid?

What happens when morons get a blog that tries to pass as insightful journalism? Talking Points Memo:

But a closer look at Begolly's case and his personal background suggests that the pro-jihad and anti-Semitic remarks which brought him to the attention of law enforcement may be the product of a troubled past. And while his personal political beliefs appear to have been radicalized following what his mother described as a "breakdown" last month, his lawyer argued that there's no indication he had the intent -- or the means -- to wage any sort of attack.
That's brilliant "muckraking" there. Your sources include a) the suspect's mother; b) the suspect's lawyer.

But it gets worse:

Little information can be found on on Begolly's past political activity or whether he has a long history of radicalism. What can be found is unremarkable:

So, if I understand TPM's article correctly, there are two assertions: 1) Begolly's instability is something recent -- probably no more than a month ago did he snap; 2) Begolly wasn't really that radical -- or at least not until a month ago when he "snapped". Or, if he is a radical, no evidence of this can be found on the internet.

Here is a screenshot of a simple Google search of the Ansar al-Mujahideen forum for "Asadullah Alshishani, Begolly's nickname*, which Begolly helped moderate. The Ansar al-Mujhaideen forum is a known hangout for supporters of violent Islamism. Did I mention that he was a moderator?


In fact, so active was Begolly on extremist forums that his self proclaimed title of "nasheed expert" was never challenged. He was, literally, the go-to guy for any one interested in songs written by or dedicated to terrorists. Over time Begolly began to write his own nasheeds -- some of them already noted here and elsewhere in the MSM. But let's just focus on one nasheed that Begolly wrote and which was received enthusiastically by the online jihadi community:


Here are the lyrics:

When the Jew's blood reds my knife
Then my life is free from strife

Hiding behind rocks and trees
I'll find them with greatest ease
Make them get down on their knees
Slaughter them despite their pleas

Throw them in the ovens hot
Soap and lampshades sold and bought
Made of the Jews that we shot
Mercy's something I have not

With the bomb and machinegun
Blast at them and watch them run
We will have a lot of fun
Shoot and kill Jews one by one

Rise up, O Salahuddin
Great and brave Mujahideen
Like the Sheikh Ahmed Yassin [ed note: founder of the terrorist group Hamas]
For the Love of Filistine

At Al Aqsa we shall meet
After Israel's defeat
Their dead bodies at our feet
Taste of victory is sweet

Jerusalem is calling me
Asadullah Alshishani
Jihad's where you're meant to be
Come and set the captives free

Nothing radical about that! In fact, it's pretty much unremarkable.

But when did Begolly post this?


That would be June of last year which -- if my amazing math skills are right -- puts his radicalization far earlier than either his mother, lawyer, or Talking Points Memo suggests.

Now, I found that out using an obscure piece of online technology called "Google". Perhaps using "Google" -- or "Googling", as we small few with advanced degrees call it -- was too difficult for TPM?

That's the ten minute "research" version of Begolly's online activities. But, it just so happens that Emmerson's online Islamic extremism goes way back. Like, way back.

How far back?


PS - I almost forgot this. Notice three things: 1) The date; 2) The number of posts attributed to Begolly as of late 2009; 3) What Begolly calls himself.


Any suggestion that Emerson Begolly has only recently displayed support of violent extremism by the media, his family, or his lawyers are either sorely mistaken on the facts or deliberately misleading.

And any narrative which suggest that Begolly isn't dangerous because he's just a social outcast and perhaps a little crazy should be reminded of Nidal Hasan and Jared Loughner.

*Begolly had a number of nicknames online including Asadullah Alshishani, Abu Nancy, Gaot Lee, Goatly, and Goat Lee. Unfortunately the nicknames have been misprinted a number of times and those misprints reprinted over and over again.

UPDATE: I added some updates in a newer post about Begolly's affection for Nidal Hasan and Osama bin Laden.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:19 PM | Comments |

January 07, 2011

Emerson "Goat Lee" Begolly Stays in Jail

Pittsburgh Live:

A federal judge today agreed to keep a Clarion County man in jail until a new hearing on whether he should be released while awaiting trial for allegedly biting two federal officers.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer will hold the hearing in the case of Emerson Begolly, 21, of Mayport. He's charged with assaulting to FBI agents who detained him Tuesday in the parking lot of a Burger King before searching his mother's house in Natrona Heights and his father's farm in Mayport.

Authorities said Begolly posted anti-Semitic and pro-jihad messages and songs on the Internet, and told relatives that he wants to become a martyr by killing other people in a suicide attack. He has not been charged for his Internet postings or the threats reported by relatives.

During the struggle to subdue Begolly, the agents received minor wounds to their hands and believe Begolly bit them. He was illegally carrying a concealed 9 mm pistol when he was arrested, and is also facing a gun charge.

Sorry Goat, no halfway house for you yet, you get to leave the drunk tank and go into real jail.

By Howie at 06:20 PM | Comments |