The Florida chapter of Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has filed a federal lawsuit against a gun shop whose owner declared it a “Muslim-free zone” earlier this month. Andy Hallinan drew national media attention when he announced that he would “not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots” at his Florida Gun Supply in Inverness.
USA TODAY (h/t Rob E) He made the declaration that he had “a moral and legal responsibility” to take action days after a Muslim-American man went on a shooting rampage at two Chattanooga, Tenn. military facilities by a gunman that left four Marines and one Navy sailor dead.
In the lawsuit, CAIR-FL asks the court to grant an injunction against the gun shop, prohibiting it from discriminating against Muslims or instituting any policies or practices that discriminate or segregate people on the basis of religion.
Officials at CAIR-FL criticized Hallinan after he made the declaration for discriminating against an entire religion for the act of one person. Hallinan subsequently agreed to meet and train Hassan Shibly, CAIR-FL’s executive director.
But Hallinan later rescinded the invitation to Shibly after receiving a flood of e-mails and calls from (BNI) people that he said warned him that CAIR had been put on the United Arab Emirates’ list of designated terrorist groups.
Shibly is not named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, and he stressed that the lawsuit is about countering what he said was an “illegal” policy by the store to discriminate against Muslims.
The group says in its complaint, which was filed U.S. District Court in Ft. Lauderdale, that it represents Muslims “who have a right to purchase guns, browse guns, take classes on gun safety, shoot guns at the range, and visit the gun range for entertainment purposes and not be discriminated against.”
“Unfortunately, he caved in to a lot of the anti-Muslim pressure and anti-Muslim base that he’s pandering to,” Shibly told USA TODAY. “The main issue is that we don’t want segregation to rear its ugly head again in Florida.
When Andy refused to reconsider his position, when he refused to reconsider to be re-educated by CAIR thugs, refused to engage this community, refused to respect American law, we had no choice but to bring forward this lawsuit.”
Hallinan said in a brief telephone interview that he had not been served with the lawsuit and called the litigation “bullsh—.”
His attorney, Robert Muise, of the American Freedom Law Center, (AFLC) champions of free speech with much success winning lawsuits AGAINST CAIR for Pamela Geller, called the lawsuit “bogus” and that Muslims are not being discriminated against. He said Hallinan told Shibley that he would not meet with him because of his concerns about the group CAIR and not because of his religion.
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“Find in that complaint, one allegation of any Muslim who is discriminated against because of his religious beliefs,” said Muise, whose firm identifies itself as a Judeo-Christian, public interest law firm. “You can’t find any because the facts do not exist.”
“If there is anyone that is being turned away, they are being turned away for public safety,” Muise added. “It is bogus, frivolous and it will play itself out here over the coming weeks and months.
Muise noted that CAIR was implicated as an unindicted co-conspirator in 2007 case against the Chicago-area based Holy Land Foundation, which was found guilty of aiding Hamas, U.S.-designated terror organization.
Shibly says that inclusion on the list of unindicted co-conspirators was a tactical move by the prosecutors that chose to list dozens of Muslim organization as part of effort to broaden admissibility of hearsay evidence in the Holy Land case. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals later ruled that the Justice Department violated the Fifth Amendment rights of hundreds of Muslim groups and individuals when it included them in the unindicted co-conspirator list in 2007.
“CAIR tried in vain to have their name removed from the list of unindicted co-conspirators, but every court that looked at it said that there was sufficient evidence to list them as an unindicted co-conspirator,” Muise countered in an e-mail. “The only issue the court had with it with regard to CAIR was that it should have been filed under seal.”
On Tuesday, Muise said Hallinan was advised by federal agents to shut down his shop. They told Hallinan they were concerned about the intentions of a Muslim convert who had travelled from California to attend a class at Florida Gun Supply scheduled for that day, Muise said.
CAIR USEFUL IDIOT, Chris Martin, who is a Navy veteran, told WFTS-TV that ATF agents approached him as he left his hotel to head to the gun store and informed him Hallinan had shuttered the store. Martin stopped by CAIR’s Tampa office to tell the group about this plan, and officials with the organization informed him of his rights, Shibly said.
It is unclear how agents learned that Martin was coming.
Muslims say the decision means “they have no right to be buried in America.” But look on the bright side, they have every right to leave America if they don’t like it.
Herald Online After a contentious public hearing where several residents opposed a Muslim cemetery in a Rock Hill neighborhood – including one woman who admitted she was not being “politically correct” or “nice” but said she was scared of what would go on inside a proposed Muslim cemetery fence – the cemetery was shot down Tuesday night by the city’s zoning board of appeals.
The decision drew short applause from a packed City Council chambers filled with people against the cemetery. Several neighbors talked about concerns over lowered property values, traffic and people just plain not wanting to live near a Muslim cemetery.
Muslims bury their dead in white sheets, with no caskets
Muslim leaders were dismayed by not just the vote but what they said seemed like prejudice against Muslims. (Not seems like, is)
“What I heard here was that we are Americans and have rights, but we as Muslims do not have the right to bury our dead,” said Nazir Cheema, a decades-long Rock Hill resident and leader of the effort to build the cemetery. “If this cemetery did not have the word Muslim, it would have been different. Are we not Americans? Do we not love America? (NO, you don’t!)
But that’s not all
AINA Islam isn’t just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can’t contain the spread of the deadly disease Ebola in West Africa. Ebola victims can be more contagious dead than alive. Their bodies are covered in rashes, blood and other fluids containing the virus.
And under the Islamic faith, corpses are not allowed to be buried in caskets, just wrapped in white sheets, which poses a problem of bacterial infection getting into the water supply.
When Muslims die, family members don’t turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care of the body. In Islam, death is handled much differently. Relatives personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. Often, several family members participate in this posthumous bathing ritual, known as Ghusl.
Before scrubbing the skin with soap and water, family members press down on the abdomen to excrete fluids still in the body. A mixture of camphor and water is used for a final washing. Then, family members dry off the body and shroud it in white linens.
Again, washing the bodies of the dead in this way is considered a collective duty for Muslims, especially in Muslim nations. Failure to do so is believed to leave the deceased “impure” and jeopardizes the faithful’s ascension into Paradise (unless he died in jihad; then no Ghusl is required).
Before the body is buried, Muslims attending the funeral typically pass a common bowl for use in ablution or washing of the face, feet and hands, compounding the risk of infection. Though these customs are prescribed by Shariah law, they’re extremely dangerous and should be suspended.
Arrested in Lackawanna, home of the infamous Lackawanna Six Muslim terrorists, Arafat Nagi, 44, is accused of attempting to support and join an Islamic terrorist organization ISIS. In two separate trips, Nagi traveled from Lackawanna to Turkey, the criminal complaint alleges, and he purchased items including military combat gear such as night vision goggles and black ISIS flags.
UPDATE Who is Arafat M. Nagi? Nagi, 44, is an American citizen who lived in a house on Olcott Avenue in Lacakwanna. Nagi said in Federal Court on Wednesday that he used to work as a delivery man for a medical supply company, but that he hasn’t worked since 2009. He is divorced and has a 23-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter. Nagi was arrested in 2013 for threatening to behead his daughter. (SEE NEW VIDEO BELOW)
WIVB His first trip only lasted one day due to a medical issue but the second trip took place last July and lasted 10 days, Hochul said Wednesday morning. The complaint also alleges that the Lackawnna community said that Nagi espoused violent jihad and believed that he constituted a threat to those in the U.S.
Arafat Nagi’s Twitter account, which appears to have been deactivated, was littered with 7,000 Arabic tweets related to his allegiance to ISIS and its leader, Ibrahim ‘Awaad Ibrahim’ Ali al-Badri, the FBI said.
Nagi could face 15 years in jail, a $250,000 fine, or both, if convicted of attempting to provide material support to ISIS. The investigation is ongoing and Nagi’s communications are being analyzed.
It appears, according to authorities, that he was working alone in the states. It was described during Wednesday’s press conference how Isis and similar organizations due much of their recruitment and offer support from overseas via social media, including Twitter.
The search warrant was executed at a home near Olcott Street and Ingham Avenue. There were children in the home at the time Nagi was taken into custody. (Should have arrested them too)
‘LACKAWANNA SIX’ MUSLIM TERRORISTS
The home is one block away from a home where two members of the Lackawanna Six lived. They were a group of six men who traveled to Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks for terrorist training.
This is what downtown Lackawanna looks like today
Neighbors told News 4 that they were woken up by helicopters early Wednesday morning. One said having the FBI in the neighborhood is crazy and scary, because it’s a quiet neighborhood. One person News 4 spoke to said, “I’m confused. I don’t know what’s going on. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on.” (Oh, noes, what possibly could go on in a muslim neighborhood known for harboring terrorists?)
Lackawanna’s all muslim soccer teams
Nagi is not the first to be prosecuted under terrorism charges in western New York. Last year, Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, was charged with three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, as well as attempted murder of current and former members of the United States military, possessing firearms equipped with silencers in furtherance of a crime of violence, and two counts of receipt and possession of unregistered firearm silencers.
The FBI and the York County Sheriff’s Office reassured MUSLIM residents and worshipers of a suspicious enclave of radical Islamists called ‘Holy Islamville’ of their protections under the law, and discussed ways to bridge the gaps between the Muslim community and non-Muslims who live in constant fear that terrorists are being trained in their own backyards.
The State Sayeed Shakir, mayor of Islamville, said Tuesday’s discussion was part of a working relationship their community has with the FBI to help foster relationships and outreach with the larger York County community.
Residents and worshipers of Holy Islamville near York on Tuesday heard from the FBI and the York County Sheriff’s office on possible dangers from anti-Muslim bigots
Special Agent Devon Mahoney explained that the FBI only gets involved in cases involving a violation of federal law. As an example, he cited the designation of the Charleston church shooting as a hate crime.
“That type of crime is an FBI crime,” he said. “If you’re out at the store or out in Rock Hill and someone assaults you because of your religion, that would be something the FBI would be concerned with, and we would get involved.”
Watch the below video about ‘Holy Islamberg,’ a dangerous Muslim enclave in South Carolina.
Muslims of the Americas, led by Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani in Pakistan, is a very similar group with very similar aims, though its focus is more rural than urban. It admits to owning at least 22 “villages” around the country that are dozens of acres large and operate under names like “Islamberg,” “Holy Islamville,” and “Aliville.” These Muslim-only lands are open to outsiders solely during planned outreach events and sometimes to journalists.
This group has received considerable media attention due to allegations that its isolated compounds are used for paramilitary training, an accusation bolstered by a videotape released by the Christian Action Network. On that tape, a speaker is seen declaring the U.S. a Muslim country and pledging that Muslims of the Americas will defend American Muslims from foreign and domestic enemies.
Several people in attendance Tuesday said they’ve noticed instances of hostility toward Muslims increasing. “Recently now, it’s heightened,” one woman said. “It’s all the time now, we go out and about and somebody is going to either say something, give us the finger, yell something out the window or even corner you in Wal-Mart and give you that, ‘Yeah, just try it’ look.”
Detective Bob Hamilton of the York County Sheriff’s Office said they want people to report all incidents, even those that don’t seem major. Information such as tag numbers or descriptions of the person or vehicle can help investigators.
“That gives me an idea of who may be a problem later,” Hamilton said. “And if something does come up that is major, I go back in my file and see who was causing problems initially and then go out and talk with them.”
Mahoney said people who commit crimes usually go through a progression before their activity becomes criminal. That’s why, he said, it’s important to report even the small things.
Terrorist training in Muslims of the Americas camps is for women as well as for men
“Someone just doesn’t wake up one morning and commit a crime,” he said. “Usually something happens and it gets worse and worse, and it builds up to them actually doing something bad.
If you have a car that comes by once and we don’t know about it, then it comes by twice and we don’t know about it, then three times and we don’t know about it – if we knew about that first time, Bob and I can do some investigation and look at this person’s background. This is someone who maybe has a criminal history of violence.”
Jacqueline Shakir said people too often align all Muslims with the extremists seen in news reports who carry out violent acts – purportedly in the name of Islam.
“Other people who say they are Muslim, they’re just murdering things,” she said. “They look at us like it’s us. After today, doors are opened for us to hopefully resolve some of these issues.”
Guerilla training for women at sister city to ‘Holy Islamville’ called ‘Islamberg,’ in Hancock, N.Y., headquarters of radical group, the Muslims of the Americas.
According to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Barack Hussein Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism. And he’s not backing down after the president called his comments “outrageous.”
Politico “If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama REgime the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said during a round table Tuesday. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.”
Cruz has said the remarks before. On Monday, Obama responded to criticism of the deal. He also addressed Cruz’s comments, and others from members of GOP lawmakers, calling them “outrageous attacks” that crossed the line.
“We’ve had a sitting senator, who also happens to be running for president, suggest that I’m the leading state sponsor of terrorism,” Obama said during a press conference from Ethiopia. “Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it’s not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now.”
During the round table, Cruz said Obama had “belittled and attacked” his remarks, and invited the president to debate the merits of the deal.
“Nowhere in Obama’s remarks did he dispute the underlying facts. Nowhere in Obama’s remarks did he point to any other organization on the face of the globe that would be a larger global financier of radical Islamic terrorism than the Obama Regime is trying to become,” the Texas senator said.
“Yesterday, I invited Barack Hussein Obama to participate in a debate, I would be happy to debate him … anywhere in the country in the next 60 days, to discuss the substance of this deal. If he believes that this deal can be defended, I would encourage him to defend it in front of the American people,” Cruz said. “If he’s unwilling to do so, then he can send as his proxy Secretary of State John Kerry because on the merits, this deal is catastrophic for the American people.”
Fearing a violent confrontation after being tipped off by the Feds, Florida Gun Supply owner chooses to close down for the day rather than allow a Muslim plant into his gun training class.
ABC News A U.S. veteran, who converted to Islam after serving in the Navy, traveled nearly 2,500 miles to test an Inverness, Florida gun store owner’s controversial policy to not serve the Muslim community. But as soon as he arrived the plan began to go off track.
“I told the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms) Agency what I was going to do, but I told them I’m not going to be confrontational or anything,” Chris Martin said. “Other than attend the training class.” Federal agents seemed on edge as they tried to determine the California man’s intent, stopping just short of asking the former Navy medic to call off his mission.
Martin came to meet Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan. He was brought here after seeing Hallinan’s YouTube video declaring his gun store a “Muslim free zone.” Martin wanted to test that theory and signed up for Tuesday night’s gun training class.
Martin served in Desert Storm, and after being honorably discharged in 1996, he became a Muslim. ATF agents were waiting for Martin just as he began to leave for the class. “They told me that they had the gun shop closed today, and they’ve actually been following me I guess since I got here,” Martin said.
Martin decided to go to the store anyway. It was store owner Andy Hallinan who chose to close down after hearing Martins plans. Over the phone, Hallinan said he felt like he’s been held captive in his own home and feared for his life.
CAIR-Florida released a statement, saying the gun shop owner’s policy is harmful to all Americans:
CAIR-FL is extremely concerned to learn that a U.S. Navy veteran who honorable served his nation was apparently denied services by Florida Gun Supply because of the veteran’s MUSLIM faith. Our nation’s heroes fought and died to preserve the liberty of all Americans to exercise their freedom without discrimination based on race or religion. Such illegal discrimination is precisely why CAIR-FL had objected to FGS’s offensive and illegal Muslim-free policy. It is harmful to all Americans, regardless of their race or religion, including those who served in our nations armed forces.
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