BOSTON MARATHON: Woman who converted to Islam in honor of the Boston bombings is running the race this year wearing a Muslim headbag

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ocrc1_0Like many participants in the Boston Marathon on Monday, Leanne Scorzoni will be running to honor the victims of last year’s bombing. But Scorzoni will also be running in a hijab: she converted to Islam after the attack, and wants her participation to emphasize that Boston’s Muslim community was also hurt by the bombings. (Gee, she just converted and already she is playing the infamous CAIR ‘victim’ card)

New Yorker  Scorzoni has never run the race before, but the thirty-two-year-old Boston native has watched from the sidelines for decades.  Last year, Scorzoni staked out the same spot near the finish line and waited to be joined by a friend of hers named Sam. Unfamiliar with Marathon Monday tradition, he arrived late and, at about 2:30 P.M., he asked where the nearest bathroom was.

When the bombs exploded at 2:50, the two were browsing at a nearby Banana Republic on Newbury Street, approximately four blocks away from the finish line. The store’s loud music muffled the blasts, but when Scorzoni turned on her cell phone, she found dozens of texts from friends and family, asking where she was and if she was O.K.—she had been standing less than two blocks away from the initial explosion. 

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The next day, Scorzoni says, local F.B.I. agents visited her at her job at Massachusetts General Hospital, where they asked about a photo she had uploaded to Facebook of Sam, who is Muslim and from the Middle East. Shaken by the bombing and the encounter with the F.B.I., Scorzoni regularly checked in on her Muslim friends in the days after the bombing.

As the media began to sort out the background of the Tsarnaev brothers, local reports also began to surface of sporadic verbal and physical attacks on Muslims, and of hate mail being sent to mosques, including the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, in Roxbury, which the Los Angeles Times originally reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had attended, confusing it with the Islamic Society of Boston, located in Cambridge. Scorzoni read about the letters on the center’s Facebook page.

Scorzoni was raised Catholic, but she abandoned the Church in 1999. She first visited the I.S.B.C.C. in the summer of 2012; on her way to the grocery store, she asked a woman who was leaving the mosque if anybody could visit. 

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Showing off her headbag after converting to Islam

Scorzoni went into the center’s bookstore, where she met Sam for the first time and engaged in a three-hour discussion about religion with the shop’s owner. As she began to make new friends at the mosque, she would observe prayer services and occasionally sit on prayer rugs and meditate. The I.S.B.C.C. thus became a special place for her: it was she where she began to feel comfortable again with being in religious surroundings. In Islam, Scorzoni found “more of a sense of ritual and meditation and contemplation I wanted in my life.”

Five weeks after the bombing, she called Suhaib Webb, the imam of the I.S.B.C.C., and told him that she was ready to convert. She walked to the mosque in jeans, a shirt, and flip-flops; after the ceremony, she and Sam celebrated just as casually, eating watermelon and chicken fingers on the mosque’s steps.

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While she regularly attends services and will wear a hijab on Monday, Scorzoni also carries what she describes as “white privilege,” which many other Muslims do not have. She knows that the Tsarnaev brothers, who lived in the United States for almost a decade, also had better upbringings than many other Muslims in the area, and thinks that their actions left lingering scars for those who dissociate from their radicalism.

Two other I.S.B.C.C. members will join Scorzoni on Monday to run in the marathon. On Monday, when Scorzoni crosses the finish line, her family will be there to cheer her on, as will Sam and other friends from the I.S.B.C.C. “I believe we are moving away from, ‘Hey, look, a Muslim doing something normal,’ ” Scorzoni said. 

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Even NBC admits that Barack Hussein Obama has a “manhood” problem

In other words, everybody knows Obama has no balls for dealing with Muslim terrorists and Russian leaders. Probably because he wears them out threatening Israelis and bullying American Christians.

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, New York Times columnist David Brooks took a critical shot at President Barack Obama’s posture regarding his overall foreign policy. 

“Basically since Yalta we’ve had an assumption that borders are basically going to be borders and once that comes into question if in Ukraine or in Crimea or anywhere else, then all over the world all bets are off,” Brooks said. “And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or Putin? 

 

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EGYPT UPDATE on the move by Obama, Turkey, and Qatar to overthrow the Egyptian government and reinstate the Muslim Brotherhood

As previously reported, Barack Hussein Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood allies in Turkey and Qatar are backing what they call the “Egyptian Liberation Army,” similar to the Free Syrian Army of jihadists, now mainly controlled by al Qaeda, with the goal of turning Egypt into a radical Islamic state.

ORIGINAL STORY: still-enraged-about-the-overthrow-of-mohamed-morsi-barack-hussein-obama-turkey-qatar-the-muslim-brotherhood-are-backing-new-jihadist-army-to-violently-destroy-egypts-government

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EMAN NABIH  According to different sources, the attempts to create a Free Egyptian Army in Libya have been identified, with the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization and Al Qaeda, and under US- Qatari-Turkish-Iranian patronage, in addition to plans to target vital installations, including Cairo International Airport, the storming of prisons to free Muslim Brothers detainees, and spreading chaos to sabotage the presidential elections in Egypt. Furthermore, there are factories run by Terrorists camps located in Gaza and Libya for manufacturing the uniform of the Egyptian Armed and police forces.

Some Libyan fronts provided the Egyptian concerned authorities with information contains plans and documentations which exposed the plans of the “Liberation Army” to attack military units and establishments in Matrouh City in Egypt, and the terrorists elements offside to the Delta cities in Egypt like Mansoura and Sharqia cities. The information also revealed that Muslim Brotherhood managed to include African elements in joining the “Liberation Army” in return of a large amounts of money. And the Muslim Brotherhood International Organization’s support and finance to the “Rebels movement in Libya.

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Elibiary, a Muslim Broterhood member, is now a top official in the US Dept of Homeland Security

Intelligence bodies monitored an expected visit by “Anas Altikrity” a Muslim Brotherhood leader in the MB international Organization, to the “Liberation Army camps in Libya”. Right now, the “Liberation Army” is working under the symbol of “The Islamic Liberation Army of Libya”, in order to prevent that Egypt interfere in Libya with a military attack to hit terrorists camps, especially after the Egyptian Armed Forces announcement, the creation of “Rapid Deployment Forces” For fighting Terrorism.

Abd Elbasset Azuz, the counselor of Ayman Al-Zawahiry (Al Qaeda leader) is handling the supervision and the establishment of the “Liberation army” camps and training in Sirte, Benghazi and Dirna cities in Libya, with the assistance of Yussef Taher, Ismail Alsalaby and the Egyptian Sarwat Salah Shihata (who was arrested recently in 6 October city in Egypt by the Egyptian concerned authorities) and he provided the Egyptian authorities with a lot of information about the Liberation Army in Libya and their plans.

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After the arrest of Sarwat Salalh Shihata in Egypt, he was replaced by Nasser Alhushy. Further information also revealed that Alsalaby who is the founder of the liberation army in Libya, has a very good and close relations and communications with Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Muslim Brothers consider him the Intelligence responsible of Muslim Brotherhood in Libya and he is the mediator and the link between Muslim Brothers of Egypt and Muslim Brothers of Tripoli Libya.

Video of Call recording of Ismail AlSalaby the leader of “Liberation Egyptian Army in Libya and the Intelligence responsible of Muslim Brotherhood Organization in Libya. In this call he was discussing 3000 militants entry to the Egyptian territories to execute terror attacks with a guy called Abd ElSalam. They were also arguing with each other about who was the Boss and who was in control of giving orders and having control on things in general and special tasks and the ammunition supplies. Islmail AlSalaby also threatened Abd Elsalam in this call that any traitor among them will get immediately terminated and assassinated.

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According to security bodies in Egypt, General Sameh Alyazl revealed that this liberation army works under the leadership of “Sherif Alradwany” Egyptian terrorist element who participated in the Jihad wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan. He also mentioned that Mahmoud Ezzat the Muslim Brotherhood leader who managed to escape from Egypt after 30/6 revolt, is participating in instructing these terrorists groups in Libya and also the Muslim Brothers students in the Egyptian universities who recently joined the Liberation army and are launching terror attacks inside the universities in Egypt and against armed and police forces.

General Alyazl also indicated that Asaad Alshekha, former security counselor of Mohamed Mursi, was supervising personally the training and the arming of the Groups of Martyrs 17 February in Libya and he visited their camps when Mursi was in power. And Abd El Karim Belhag the former leader in Al-Qaeda organization and the revolutionaries leader in Libya is the attachment between the Qatari Intelligence and February 17th militias and he is transferring money to these terrorists from Doha.

VIDEO: Muslim Brotherhood called for Islamists to join the Egyptian Liberation Army 11 August 2013. Subtitled in English.

Abd Elsalam Bassiuny railed against the Egyptian Armed forces and called for Islamist Jihad against the Egyptian Military – and confirmed that they must work on destroying the Army institution and God will support and help Islamist and Muslim Brothers in their jihad war against the Egyptian Armed forces.

The following video is showing armed forces of military militias convoys in Libya under the name of “Shura Council of Islamist youth of Dirna in libya”. It is also showing a long line of SUVS carrying medium and heavy weapons and going on a mountain road and carrying the black flag of Al-qaeda.

In another clip, a group of masked men performing military exercises in a desert area in libya, and they were dressed in black . They held the title of the section ” training the Mujahideen (Islamist militants), The second part of Islamic Emirate of Libya.”

The following video shows the huge quantities of ammunition and weapons in the Libyan desert that mercenaries and terrorists have in hands. Video dated 25/1/2012. Someone asked a very good question: Where the hell all this money come from? (Can everyone say Barack Hussein Obama?)

Another video showing the terrorists and Muslim Brotherhood militias training in Gaza for the “Liberation Army” to launch terror attacks against Egypt and against the Egyptian armed forces. The video also shows the symbol of Muslim Brothers organization and “Rabaa’s armed sit-in sign” Four fingers.

All the concerned authorities in Egypt, including the Armed forces are aware of these terrorists camps in Libya and ready to launch military attacks in case of any terror attacks attempts against the Egyptian territory.

The US-MB-Qatari-Turkish-Iranian and Muslim Brothers patronage to terrorists camps are targeting to attack the Egyptian territory not only through the Egyptian Libyan borders, but also through other terrorists camps that exist in Gaza, Sudan, Yemen and the terrorists leaders centers in Ankara, Tehran, Doha and Khartoum. This is in addition to the terrorist attacks launched inside Egypt by Muslim Brotherhood and their militias, in order to bring down the Egyptian State.

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Egyptian sovereign sources declared that Egyptian concerned authorities have information that representatives of the Iranian revolutionary Guards also visited Libya in secret and had meetings with some Egyptian terrorist elements in “Al-Baroudy Gulf” Iranian Area, and agreed on Iran’s support to the leaders of the “Liberation Army” – to provide them with special wireless devices for decoding the Egyptian devices and night imaging devices to monitor the borders.

In addition, Egyptian sovereign sources confirmed that they monitored direct communications between officials responsible in Qatar and in Iran with the participation of a famous Turkish businessman who is the mediator of Muslim Brotherhood organization, they discussed the recent situation in Egypt.

On 20/3/2014, Libya asked for International Urgent support and the United Nations help to Libya in fighting terrorism inside the Libyan territories, after many Libyan cities got under the control of different terrorists groups, specially the oil fields. Did the International community or the United Nations respond to the Libyan SOS? Of course not!

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Libya is ruled by about 1700 groups which include armed and terrorist Militias led by Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda Organization:

After the fall of Qaddafi’s regime in Libya which was sponsored and financed by US, NATO and the blessings of the United Nations, Libya has no army and what’s left of it can’t do anything to protect the country. A useless temporary Government that can’t even protect itself.   Libya is ruled right now by 1700 armed groups of militias who serve the Muslim Brotherhood, Jihadi armed groups and Al Qaeda Organization.

They are leading thousands of Armed Militias in Libya in launching terror attacks inside Libya against foreign diplomats, official institutions and the representatives of the temporary government, opposition parties and civilians.They are turning all cities in Libya into separate and divided Islamic Emirates ruled under Islamic Sharia Laws.

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Hopefully during Morsi’s upcoming trial, the Egyptian Army will release the documents providing evidence of Barack Hussein Obama’s $8 billion secret deal with ousted president Mohamed Morsi to turn 40% of  the Sinai over to Hamas.

Western Journalism (h/t Michele N)

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FINALLY! Someone in the mainstream media ‘gets it’ about the danger that Islam and CAIR pose to America

“A triumph for the Muslim Boston Bombers.”

By Roger Scruton for FORBES

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The two bombers who killed and maimed innocent people at the Boston marathon a year ago had come as refugees to America, from conflicts that America and her people did nothing to cause. They had been granted the privileges of a law-abiding democracy, including education, health care and the precious freedoms for which Americans have fought in two world wars. Their situation was incomparably better than it would have been, had they stayed behind in Chechnya.

Among the many privileges that they enjoyed religious freedom was by no means the least important. They were able to attend their local mosque, to take part in its services and activities and to absorb whatever lessons it had to impart, without fear of persecution from their Christian, Jewish, Hindu or atheist neighbours.

Something happened, however, to turn these two brothers against the gentle society that surrounded them. We don’t know what it was; but we have a very good suspicion. And the object of that suspicion is Islam. Because we live in a tolerant society, which believes in equality before the law and the right of each individual to a faith of his own, we don’t allow ourselves to criticise Islam, but only to take issue with what we take to be the abuse of it.

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Our politicians and commentators lean over backwards to distinguish the Islam of ordinary Muslims from the extremism of the radicals, and no doubt they are right to do so, for this too is part of hospitality. Moreover it is inconceivable to me that my friends who practise the Muslim faith should turn on their law-abiding neighbours and destroy them in the name of Allah.

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Nevertheless, we cannot simply disregard the evidence, that there are Muslims among us who interpret their religion in another way. The liberal mind-set, which blames their crimes on ‘Islamophobia’, as though we, who threatened no one, were to blame for the attacks on us, shows a wilful disregard of the truth, and a crazy inversion of cause and effect. No doubt we should be careful not to be provoked. And the peaceful ceremonies with which the people of Boston have marked the anniversary of the bombings show that they have not been provoked, and that they continue to live in the open and charitable way for which the bombers chose, for reasons of their own, to punish them.

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But let’s face it, planted in the heart of Islam is the worm of contempt for the infidel, and this worm can lodge in the brains of otherwise reasonable people and gnaw away at their conscience until no conscience remains. If we do not acknowledge this, then we do an injustice not only to ourselves, but also to those Islamic thinkers, from Ibn Rushd in medieval Andalusia to Muhammad Ali Jinnah in modern Pakistan, who have worked to reconcile the absolutism of the Koran with the demands of civil society.

It is in order to emphasize this that Ayaan Hirsi Ali has put her life on the line. Coming to Holland as a refugee from Somalia she set out to remind us of our incredible good luck. She told us that we in the West are heirs to the Enlightenment, which teaches that all people are equal, that women are not the property of men, that we can resolve our conflicts without violence and by means of a secular and man-made law, that we can live without obeying the arbitrary commands of self-appointed men of God, and in obedience to the conscience that all rational beings share.

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She herself was the victim of the oppressive attitude to women that is still, today, the norm in so many Islamic societies. She suffered genital mutilation as a child and was forced to flee from an arranged marriage. But she took it on herself to explain what that kind of oppression means, and to appeal on behalf of the many women who are not allowed to enjoy the freedoms in search of which she made the long and difficult journey to the Netherlands.

I am not in favour of the growing habit among universities of awarding honorary degrees to politicians, CEOs and celebrities, merely in order to gain status for themselves or to illustrate their political correctness. An honorary degree ought to reflect the recipient’s achievements in the intellectual sphere, when these achievements are either great in themselves, or an expression of a life informed by public spirit and lived on behalf of the rest of us.

It gave me great pleasure, therefore, when Ayaan Hirsi Ali was awarded an honorary doctorate by Brandeis University – to be conferred precisely now, at the first anniversary of the Boston bombings. What better way to show that we stand for something, that we believe in ourselves and the people who are prepared to make sacrifices on our behalf?

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The intellectual life as we know it and as our universities are obliged to endorse it, is a life in freedom, in which the dissenter is protected against every orthodoxy that would seek to suppress him. To honour Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose battle on behalf of intellectual freedom has awoken so many of us to its value, is to show, as all universities should show, a commitment to the true life of the mind.

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The award was all the more gratifying in that Brandeis university, founded in 1948, and named in honour of Louis Brandeis (1856-1941), the first Jewish Justice of the US Supreme Court, has made a point of offering a non-sectarian education under the sponsorship of the local Jewish community. It is a valued and civilising presence in the Boston area and in the intellectual life of Massachusetts. The award of this degree at this critical and anxious time made a clear statement, on behalf of the values that Ayaan Hirsi Ali has defended in her distinguished and beautifully written books. What better way of expressing our solidarity with the victims of the Boston bombing?

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Inevitably, of course, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) protested. Hadn’t a death sentence been passed on this troublesome woman? Wasn’t she guilty as an apostate, and hadn’t she spoken out against the society that created her and to which her allegiance was owed? Wasn’t all this stuff about the rights of women really ‘Islamophobia?’

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Knowing the sanctimonious clap-trap with which CAIR masks its contempt for the American idea of freedom, I was not surprised by this. But when I learned that 85 of the 350 members of the faculty at Brandeis had, in response, signed a petition calling for the award to be rescinded, on the grounds that Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a purveyor of ‘hate speech’, and that her presence would make Muslim students ‘uncomfortable’, I recognized the real problem that we now confront, which is not Islam, but the liberal mind-set.

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KANSAS CITY: Muslim suspect charged with 18 felony counts related to 9 incidents of highway shootings

Mohammed Whitaker, a Muslim convert, was charged with 18 felony counts related to 9 incidents. 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. More charges may be added, prosecutors said.

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KansasCity  (h/t Frank H) A series of at least 12 shootings started in early March. The latest shooting linked to the pattern occurred April 6. Three victims were wounded in the spree.

Most of the shootings occurred in Kansas City, with most in or near the Three Trails Crossing. Authorities said they knew of no motive, they believe Whitaker acted alone and that he had little criminal record. Whitaker was arrested Thursday night after police raided a Grandview residence.

Tactical officers towed away a green Dodge Neon with Illinois license plates. The plates were registered to the suspect’s father, who said he was shocked by the developments. “I thought everything was okay with him,” his father said. “I just thought he was working and trying to pay off his college bills.”

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His father said he recently paid for the Illinois license plates, which belonged to his white Buick that he gave to his son. But the Buick had transmission problems, so his son began driving a different car recently. His son apparently moved the plates from the Buick to the Dodge Neon.

His son last called him April 7 to ask for money to get him through until his payday. The father sent him $50. The suspect worked at a medical supply company in Overland Park in sales, his father said. The suspect had dropped out of a technical college, where he was studying bio-medical equipment repair, his father thought.

“To my knowledge, he’s never fired a gun” the father said. “I’m totally shocked by all this.” The father had heard of the shootings in Kansas City, but “never had a dream or clue he could be involved in something like that.”

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CNN  The shootings began March 8, and at least 12 of them are connected, police said. Some motorists weren’t even aware shots had been fired at their vehicles.

Jennie Baugher was driving along U.S. 71 when she heard something strike her car. “I thought a big rock hit us,” said the married mother of two from Roeland Park, Kansas. “My husband saw it the next day. Immediately when he told me that there was a hole in my car, I realized a bullet hit my car.”

The first shooting victim, Tom McFarlin, said he thinks the shots came from a moving car on one of the ramps or overpasses.  When he took his car to mechanics a few days later, they discovered not one, but two bullets. The second one was lodged in the undercarriage.

Both cars were hit in the rear on the passenger’s side. The bullets lodged in metal and did not make it inside. In McFarlin’s case, had the bullet made its way through the metal, anyone sitting in the passenger’s seat would have been hit.

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MUSLIM TERRORISTS REJOICE! NYC Mayor DeBlasio disbands plain clothes police surveillance of Muslim areas

images-11The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped, the department said.

NY Times  The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor. The move comes as the federal government reconsiders and re-evaluates some of its post-9/11 policies, including the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection.

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The Police Department’s tactics, which are the subject of two federal lawsuits, drew criticism from civil rights groups and a senior official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who said they harmed national security by sowing mistrust for law enforcement in Muslim communities.

To many Muslims, the squad, known as the Demographics Unit, was a sign that the police viewed their every action with suspicion. The police mapped communities inside and outside the city, logging where customers in traditional Islamic clothes ate meals and documenting their lunch-counter conversations.

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“The Demographics Unit created psychological warfare in our community,” said Linda Sarsour, of the Arab American Association of New York. “Those documents, they showed where we live. That’s the cafe where I eat. That’s where I pray. That’s where I buy my groceries. They were able to see their entire lives on those maps. And it completely messed with the psyche of the community.”

Ms. Sarsour was one of several advocates who met last Wednesday with Mr. Bratton and some of his senior staff members at Police Headquarters. She and others in attendance said the department’s new intelligence chief, John Miller, told them that the police did not need to work covertly to find out where Muslims gather and indicated the department was shutting the unit down.

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The Demographics Unit, which dates to 2003 and was renamed the Zone Assessment Unit in recent years, has been largely inactive since Mr. Bratton took over in January, the department’s chief spokesman, Stephen Davis, said. The unit’s detectives were recently reassigned, he said.

“Understanding certain local demographics can be a useful factor when assessing the threat information that comes into New York City virtually on a daily basis,” Mr. Davis said. “In the future, we will gather that information, if necessary, through direct contact between the police precincts and the representatives of the communities they serve.”

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The unit was the brainchild of the Central Intelligence Agency officer Lawrence Sanchez, who helped establish it in 2003 while working at the Police Department and while he was still on the spy agency’s payroll.

The goal was to identify the mundane locations where a would-be terrorist could blend into society. Plainclothes detectives looked for “hot spots” of radicalization that might give the police an early warning about terrorist plots. The squad, which typically consisted of about a dozen members, focused on 28 “ancestries of interest.”

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Detectives were told to chat up the employees at Muslim-owned businesses and “gauge sentiment” about America and foreign policy. Through maps and photographs, the police noted where Albanian men played chess in the afternoon, where Egyptians watched soccer and where South Asians played cricket.

Mr. Bratton has said that he intends to try to heal rifts between the Police Department and minority communities that have felt alienated as a result of policies pursued during the Bloomberg administration.

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The meeting last week put Mr. Bratton in the room with some of his department’s harshest critics.

“This is the first time we’ve felt that comfort sitting with them,” said Ahmad Jaber, who resigned from the Police Department’s Muslim advisory board last year to protest the surveillance tactics. “It’s a new administration, and they are willing to sit with the community and listen to their concerns.”

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The Demographics Unit was one aspect of a broad intelligence-gathering effort. In addition, informants infiltrated Muslim student groups on college campuses and collected the names, phone numbers and addresses of those who attended. Analysts trawled college websites and email groups to keep tabs on Muslim scholars and who attended their lectures.

The police also designated entire mosques as suspected “terrorism enterprises,” a label that the police claimed allowed them to collect the license plate numbers of every car in mosque parking lots, videotape worshipers coming and going, and record sermons using informants wearing hidden microphones.

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As a candidate, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was “deeply troubled” by the tactic of surveilling mosques. Despite investigations that stretched for years, the Police Department’s efforts never led to charges that a mosque or Islamic organization was itself a terrorist enterprise.

The future of those programs remains unclear. The former police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, has said his efforts were lawful and helped protect the city from terrorist attacks. Last month, a federal judge in New Jersey dismissed a lawsuit over the department’s surveillance there, saying Muslims could not prove they were harmed by the tactics.

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It’s true! Al-Qaeda IS on the run…and it’s spreading like wildfire

Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing provocatively titled “Is Al-Qaeda Winning?” The answers that the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Nonproliferation received were profoundly unsettling.

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Heritage  Al-Qaeda has made a comeback in Iraqand gained followers in Egypt, LibyaMaliEast Africa, and Yemen.

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Former Senator Joseph Lieberman (I–Conn.) testified that Syria had become a key focal point of al-Qaeda’s efforts. He noted that there are more foreign militants fighting in Syria today than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined over the past 10 years:  “Put very bluntly, Syria has become the most dangerous terrorist sanctuary in the world today—and the United States has not coherent or credible policy for dealing with it.”

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Frederick Kagan, director of the critical threats project at the American Enterprise Institute, warned that the Obama Administration has underestimated the threat posed by al-Qaeda’s ideology, which has inspired a global insurgency.

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He assessed that al-Qaeda’s “brand is spreading like wildfire, the groups affiliating themselves with it control more fighters, land and wealth than they ever have, and they are opening up new fronts.”

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Heritage Foundation analysts long have warned about the more permissive environment that al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups have exploited in many countries destabilized by the “Arab Spring” uprisings.  Syria, in particular, has been a magnet for foreign militants and a rich recruiting ground for al-Qaeda.

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The chief takeaway from the hearing was that the Obama Administration needs to focus more on the revolutionary threat posed by al-Qaeda and its affiliates in the Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the administration should alter its narrow definition of the al-Qaeda threat, which it currently holds as the immediate terrorist threat posed by the al-Qaeda core group based in Pakistan.

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The shameful, cowardly behavior of Brandeis University confirms what former Muslim, AMIL IMANI, has been warning us about for many years

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American Thinker  For decades, I have been sounding the alarm about the ever-increasing menace Islam is posing to America and our way of life. Apathy, political correctness, and massive Islamic lobbying have successfully prevented the public from truly grasping the pervasive Islamic assault. Freedom of speech, a right greatly cherished by a free people, is an area where Islamic forces are attacking with great effectiveness.

Individuals who dare to voice the truth about Islam, its barbaric sharia laws, and its savage practices are subjected to harassment, threatened with and subjected to ruinous lawsuits. Businesses and organizations with the slightest deviation from the Islamic dictates face boycotts and the loss of media advertising sponsors.

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Concurrently, much of academia and many universities throughout the land are generously funded by Islamic governments and organizations to market a highly sanitized and distorted version of Islam to young, impressionable minds. Even at the primary school level, a hugely dishonest portrayal of Islam is included in books pupils are required to study.

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In these deceptive presentations, Islam appears to be a religion of peace, tolerance, and brotherhood. To further lull the people into accepting this dishonest “taqiyyah-driven” fraud, Islam is marketed simply as another version of the Abrahamic religions – Judaism and Christianity. Thus, there is nothing alien about Islam, the scheme aims to promote.

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Islam mistreats women and girls, as Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali contends? Nothing could be farther from the truth, the shameless Islamists say. But the facts on the ground most emphatically support Ms. Ali’s contention. Even a cursory examination of the Islamic scripture clearly shows women’s chattel status – which is exactly what highly self-invested Islamic clergy and their patrons want to impose on the rest of humanity. People like Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali both need and demand the widest forum to show the public the true face of Islam and the danger it poses for all that free people cherish.

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Truth is not always welcomed, and it can often be greatly disturbing. But truth is the best weapon against evil and falsehood. When critics of Islam point out the horrific teachings of the Quran, they don’t make them up. They cite surahs from the Muslim holy book that exhort adherents to carry out all kinds of evil deeds against non-Muslims.

Is there anyone in this world who doesn’t read, see, or hear about the daily Islamic atrocities performed by these savages, with every act justified on the basis of Allah’s holy book?

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Qur’an 8:12: “I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.”

Qur’an 33:26: “Allah made the Jews leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth. He gave you a country you had not traversed before.”

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And now, the brazen exercise of Islamic intimidation has forced a previously distinguished American institution of higher learning, Brandies University, into the shameful and cowardly act of rescinding its invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to address its 2014 commencement class and giving her an honorary degree. She has earned that honor by educating the public about the true nature of Islam, thereby suffering an incredible amount of harassment and hostility.

Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an internationally acclaimed and outspoken defender of women’s rights.  Ms. Ali hails from a Muslim family in Somalia, where she experienced firsthand how horrifically Islam treats women. She has shown immense courage in speaking the truth.

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The courage of this displaced champion of women’s rights stands in stark contrast to the cowardice of the Brandeis University president. The faculty and students who purportedly engaged in a group act of dishonoring the commitment made to this distinguished champion of free speech are despicable.

The cowardice of the Brandeis culprits, with the university’s president at the top, is more shameful for the fact that these people capitulated to the pressures from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization found by the American courts to be a supporter of the officially designated terror group Hamas.

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Hamas and its supporter CAIR represent a clear and imminent danger to our country and our principles, which include the priceless freedoms of speech and belief.  Islam does not recognize these sacred principles. Islam fights them with all in its powers.  Freedom of speech is just about nonexistent wherever Islam rules. Freedom of belief and religion, other than that in favor of Islam, is clearly rejected and often severely persecuted.

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Is Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali misrepresenting Islam? Is she defaming Islam? If so, why not point out her misrepresentations and defamation with facts? Telling about Islam’s systemic dehumanization of women is stating a fact. The evidence supporting this point is overwhelming. Let facts battle it out instead of unleashing the huge power and funds of numerous governments and organizations to silence one solitary individual.

Ironically, Islamic scripture labels Jews with unspeakable epithets and even denies them as human beings. These very same Jews, custodians of a Jewish university in the land of the free, lacked the spine to stand firm in honoring their commitment and telling CAIR to take its Islamic suffocating ethos elsewhere.

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Humanity is facing a deeply troubling dilemma. On the one hand is the desire of enlightened people to forge a world of diverse people into one universal society ruled by peace and justice for everyone.  On the other hand, Islamists are hell-bent on imposing their Stone-Age system on this world.

The Islamic clergy, with great vested self-interests, market their ware – sugarcoated Islam – to expand their parasitic rule over people. They keep ranting about the importance of accepting things on faith, denigrate reason, dangle carrots and brandish sticks, and demand unconditional surrender in return for guaranteed bliss and salvation. The masses toe the line, supporting the clergy’s lavish, parasitic lifestyle, and the charade continues. It works like a charm. Use the jihad of the sword when possible, and use the “soft jihad” until the sword can be unsheathed to finish the job.

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Islam-promoters never present the naked face of Islam. They never speak of the Islam that thrives on hate and violence. They never mention throwing acid in the face of women who fail to don the hijab, or against girls just going to school. They don’t speak of flogging people for sporting non-Islamic haircuts, stoning women to death for violating sexual norms, and other forms of Islamic brutalities such as honor-killing. They never mention child marriages in Islam, which allow a man of any age to marry a child as young as nine.

Alas, alas. Brandeis University failed itself as an institution committed to the freedom of inquiry and enlisted itself into the infamous ranks of the censor-able cowards. Shame, shame, Brandeis University.

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Hey, North Carolina! Run this RINO bastard out of office

North Carolina Republican congressman Walter Jones, who faces a primary next month, has put another nail in his reelection coffin by abstaining on the “U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act,” which would have established closer military relationships between the two nations. The bill passed overwhelmingly, 411-2.

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Walter Jones’ foreign policy record is among the most left-wing in Congress. Even worse, Jones is supported by J Street, a virulently anti-Israel Jewish group that promotes itself as pro-Israel. What is missing from this label is pro-Israel ‘extermination,’ the real goal of J Street which is heavily funded by George Soros and several Muslim organizations.

Last week the Emergency Committee for Israel released another attack ad against Jones, who faces a primary next month. The ad also notes Jones’ vote against a 2012 Iran sanctions bill, which passed overwhelmingly with only five House Republicans and one Democrat opposed.

The Republican Jewish Coalition has endorsed Jones’s opponent. Breitbart reports: “Noah Pollak, the executive director of ECI, said the footage of the burning flags was used to show that “most of our enemies view the US and Israel as being a common enemy and being stand-ins for each other.”

 

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SYRIA: Barack Hussein Obama secretly supplying Al Qaeda-linked jihadists with powerful anti-tank weaponry

Jihadist rebels embattled against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of super high-powered anti-tank weaponry supplied by the United States.

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RT  Images of rebels equipped with heavy arms have begun to circulate, and at least one news site has claimed that the source responsible is the US government who is  supplying advanced US weapons, including armor-piercing, optically-guided BGM-71 TOW missiles. Late last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Senior US officials said their goal is to provide assistance to Syrian rebels, not just as a ‘counterweight’ to the Assad regime, but also to extremist al-Qaeda elements of the opposition.

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HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS: FBI busts ISLAMIC terror cell in North Carolina

UnknownPlanes linked to a company with FBI connections circled a north Raleigh neighborhood for weeks before a raid last month that resulted in terrorism charges against two men. Authorities said in court documents that Akbar Jihad Jordan and Avin Marsalis Brown planned to travel to Syria and Yemen to fight for Islam. Federal law prohibits conspiring to kill people outside the U.S. 

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WRAL (h/t Act for America FBI agents seized several weapons, including an AK-47 rifle and a sword, along with ammunition from the apartment off Gresham Lake Road that Jordan, 21, shared with his mother. Airplanes equipped with electronic monitoring equipment have been circling the area where Jordan lives for about a month, flying the same path for up to eight hours a day.

FBI agents moved on the alleged conspiracy involving Jordan and Brown this week because Brown, 21, was about to leave the country, court records show. Brown was arrested  at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and he told investigators that he planned to fly to Turkey and then travel to Syria, according to court records.

Confidential informants told the FBI that Brown and Jordan, a 2011 Millbrook High School graduate, began talking last May about going overseas to engage in jihad. Jordan “functioned as a type of physical fitness, firearms and tactics instructor to Brown” and often displayed a cache of weapons and ammunition in his apartment, records state. Jordan even stated at one point that he slept on his kitchen floor with an AK-47 and a Quran to empathize with Muslims in Syria.

The case is similar to that of  Basit Javed Sheikh, a Cary Muslim accused of planning to fight in Syria for a group linked to al-Qaida. The FBI arrested him at RDU in November after he told people he wanted to be a martyr for Islam. (Should have let him)

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Has Turkey, backed by the Obama Regime, been staging false flag attacks on Syria in order to engage NATO, with the U.S. in a war with Syria?

American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has revealed that last year’s ‘alleged’ poison gas attack near Damascus was a false flag operation orchestrated by Turkish intelligence to trigger war against Syria. 

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Al Alam  Turkey staged (what may actually have been a fake) gas attack to provoke a US war on Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was known to be supporting the al-Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group fighting the Syrian government, Hersh said in a report published on Sunday in the London Review of Books.

According to the report, more than ten members of the al-Nusra Front were arrested last May in southern Turkey with “two kilograms of sarin.” But in a news conference last summer, Turkey’s ambassador to Moscow Aydin Sezgin dismissed the arrests and told reporters that the recovered “sarin” was merely “anti-freeze,” the report said.

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These photos show syringes in the stomachs of the victims injected by takfiri terrorists with substances that would provide false evidence against the Syrian government in Damascus. See actual video below

“We knew there were some in the Turkish government,” Hersh quoted a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to current intelligence, as saying. The American official believed “they could get [Syrian President Bashar al-]Assad’s nuts in a vice by dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria – and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat.”

At the time, the Barack Obama administration and the US mainstream media immediately blamed the Syrian government for the atrocity, with Obama ordering the Pentagon to draw up targets for bombing. America’s European and Middle Eastern allies backed Washington’s warmongering campaign.

The report showed the US military leadership knew that the White House claims were false. The American and British intelligence also had been aware that insurgents in Syria were developing chemical weapons, according to the report. So far, the UN-led inquiries have found no evidence on the Syrian government’s involvement in the attack.

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With Obama talking about giving  air support* to the jihadist rebels in Syria, it looks more and more like this ‘Turkish’ plan to engage Syria, which was blown open on Youtube (causing Erdogan to shut down the site), actually came right out the White House, with Turkey acting as the US proxy.

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DEMOCRAT DHIMMI outrage at FOX News for “smearing” notorious Virginia terrorist mosque and the Virginia State Legislature that honored it

955_largeAlfonso Lopez, an appointee in the corrupt Obama Regime and a democrat candidate for Congress, is asking people to sign a petition against FOX News for exposing the un-American decision by the Virginia State Legislature to honor the Dar al-Hijrah mosque for “outstanding community service.” Service which has brought the Falls Church community such notorious terrorists as Fort Hood’s Major Nidal Hasan, Anwar al-Awlaki who was the al-Qaeda-linked imam for this mosque from 2001-2002, and two of the 9/11 hijackers, not to mention several terrorists currently held at Gitmo.

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IPT  Apparently it was Lopez who introduced a resolution to recognize the 30th Anniversary of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, which the obviously ignorant lawmakers passed.

Criticism of extremist rhetoric and the numerous terror plots that have emanated from Falls Church, Va.’s Dar al-Hijrah Islamic center equals “ignorantly painting all Muslims with the same brush” and “dividing the country using fear and hate,” a Virginia state legislator said. Alfonso Lopez, a Democratic candidate for Congress, slammed Fox News host Eric Bolling for denouncing Lopez’s resolution honoring the 30th anniversary of the controversial Virginia mosque.

Bolling criticized the resolution because of Dar al-Hijrah’s ties to American-born al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and convicted Fort. Hood shooter Nidal Hassan during a March 19 broadcast.

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“For Fox News to smear an important community institution by ignorantly painting all Muslims with the same brush is reprehensible,” Lopez wrote on his Facebook page and in a post on the Daily Kos. “At its core, this is a rightwing media attack on the faith and religious freedom of hard-working patriotic Americans.”

Lopez created a petition attacking the “right-wing smears of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center” in response to the criticisms from Fox and others. He did not respond to a request for comment from the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

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The resolution, which passed the Virginia General Assembly March 3, praised the mosque for “promot[ing] cooperation, tolerance and mutual understanding among different faiths.” Dar al-Hijrah may engage in inter-faith outreach but it also has a history of radical preaching, and attracting radical jihadists who prayed there. Lopez also downplayed the mosque’s established connections with terrorism and extremist rhetoric by playing up the charitable activities and interfaith activities it engages in under the rubric of dawah (Muslim evangelism).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security reports obtained by the IPT have noted that the mosque “has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad organizations and members” and have called it a “front for Hamas operatives in U.S.”

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Among those bad members, Awlaki served as an imam at Dar al-Hijrah before leaving the United States. Two 9/11 hijackers attended services there, as did Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and terrorist financier Abdurrahman AlamoudiThe Washington Post noted in 2011 that “almost no other mosque in the country has been linked to so many cases of alleged terrorism.”

If you feel like signing anything, send an email to FOX News for putting the spotlight on this travesty.

Shaker Elsayed, who is the imam of Dar Al-Hijrah mosque and Islamic Center, addresses Ethiopian Muslims living in the United States at T.C. Williams High School. In his speech he implores Ethiopian Muslims living in America to arm themselves for jihad.

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Elsyaed has had questionable ties with terrorists.  Shaker Elsayed (born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951) is a dual citizen of Egypt and the US, and has been the Imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, since June 1, 2005. Elsayed also served as an unofficial spokesman for the family of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who was convicted of plotting to assassinate President Bush. Abu Ali worshipped at Dar al-Hijrah.

THE DAILY CALLER The controversial imam of a prominent mosque in Arlington, Va., has urged immigrant Muslims in the United States to wage war for Islam. ‘The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists?’ Shaker Elsayed told a crowd of Ethiopian Muslims during a lecture at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.

‘Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a terrorist because you are a Muslim. ‘Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line. … They are the first in the community-service line. They are the first in jihad line,’ he declared to applause.

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Iraq War U.S. Marine veteran faces eviction over flying U.S. and USMC flags on his balcony

Manuel E. Vega, a Marine Corps veteran who served three combat tours in Iraq, says he faces possible eviction from his apartment if he does not remove the two flags from his balcony. The Salem Run Apartment Homes in Fredericksburg, Va., initially warned Vega about the flags, then said they would be willing to work something out, butnothing has been done and the complex has not backed down.

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Examiner  Vega told Examiner he has been flying the flags since October, but apartment managers recently decided to take action. A notice warning Vega of the flags was tacked to his front door, he said.

“Although we appreciate and commend your patriotism, as a reminder per your lease agreement, you cannot have anything attached to the railing or any part of the building,” the warning letter, dated March 21, said. Vega said the letter came after a recent inspection by a regional manager with Grady Management, the company that oversees the complex.

“They told me if I do not comply they will send a legal letter asking me to comply and then a court ordered eviction notice,” he said. “That’s what could happen.” Making matters worse, Vega said that other apartments have wind chimes and plants on their balconies. It is unknown if tenants in those apartments were similarly warned. Vega said managers were also uncertain if those apartments had received warnings.

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After we spoke to the apartment complex, Vega said he received what seemed to be promising news. “I just called them and they told me that they are aware of my complaint and are working with corporate management to see if we can resolve the issue of the flags,” he said Wednesday. “They told me to be patient.” But nothing has been done so far, Vega told Examiner Thursday.

Despite the possibility that he might be evicted, Vega said he will not back down.

“So,” he added, “they told me to take the flags down per the lease agreement and I respectfully told them no. Independence Day is not only on Fourth of July. Memorial Day is everyday in remembrance of our fallen and Veterans Day as well for I will honor all troops past and present and I will never cease to.” “I will take no other alternative,” he added. “The flags will stay where they are at.”

Vega served over eight years in the Marine Corps and rose to the rank of Sergeant, having received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation and a Good Conduct Medal.

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