While France welcomes persecuted Iraqi Christian refugees, Obama will allow UN to dump for hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees on America

On a warm evening at Arbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan some 150 mostly Christian refugees anxiously waited to flee their homeland aboard a French government plane.

Iraqi Christians sob for joy at being allowed asylum in France

Iraqi Christians sob for joy at being given asylum in France

UK Daily Mail  The refugees, of all ages and from 25 different families, had one message as they prepared to fly to Paris to escape the threat of Islamic State militants: Christians and Muslims can no longer live together in Iraq.  “There is no future in Iraq. There can be no future between Muslims and Christians here. I leave my life. I’m between sadness and happiness. But with Daech, we can’t come back,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State.


The family left Mosul six weeks ago after being given an ultimatum to convert or be killed by the Islamic State militants, who have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria. France has led European efforts to bring humanitarian aid to refugees. The government plane, an Airbus A310, delivered 10 more tonnes of blankets, tents, jerry cans and hygiene kits before transporting the refugees back to Paris.

Iraqi Christians who were forced to flee their villages took refuge in Kurdistan

Iraqi Christians forced to flee their villages took refuge in Kurdistan

Among the passengers flying to Paris on Saturday were also a number of Yazidis. Followers of an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism, they fled their homeland in the Sinjar mountains as Islamic State militants, who see them as devil worshippers, seized towns and carried out mass killings in August.

An estimated 200,000 Christians have fled their homes in the Nineveh region of northern Iraq since Islamic State swept through their villages this summer, demanding they convert to Islam, pay taxes for being Christians or face death.

Displaced Syrian Muslims will make up the next big wave of more than 250,000 Muslim refugees coming to America as the Obama State Department eases restrictions on refugees with potential terrorist ties.

WND  Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected 200,000 to 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq. The Obama regime has been greasing the skids for the Syrian Muslim refugees for months, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S.

Somali Muslim hordes in Minneapolis

Somali Muslim hordes in Minneapolis

“That’s a huge number,” said Ann Corcoran, a writer and researcher for Refugee Resettlement Watch, a group that monitors the U.N.’s distribution of foreign refugees throughout the United States. “Most of the Syrian refugees in these refugee camps are Sunni Muslims; they’re not Christians,” said Corcoran. “The camps in places like Turkey and Jordan, you’re not going to find a ton of Christians.”

In February, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration to continuously let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.


Then on Sept. 4, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman hinted at her daily press briefing that a new wave of refugees will soon be coming from another predominantly Muslim nation – Syria. 

“The United Nations high commissioner for refugees just this year started referring Syrian refugees to the United States for processing,” said Marie Harf. “Obviously, we have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up.” Obama’s State Department is expected to present Congress with a list within the next two weeks that shows the total number of foreign refugees it wants to accept into the country over the next year and the countries from which they will come.

Muslims lining up to get free housing in an American city

Muslims lining up to get free rental housing in an American city

A few local newspaper reports have already surfaced, providing clues as to where some of the Syrian refugees will be delivered. The Winston-Salem Journal carried a report last week that the Triad area of North Carolina could receive some of the refugees. The first Syrian family has already arrived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is living in a hotel there, according to the Journal.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Sept. 10 that the city’s social services were preparing for “a flood of refugees” from Syria and Iraq later this year. Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, Ohio, have been hotspots in the past for Muslim refugees coming from the Middle East.

Once the refugees are relocated to an American city, they are quickly connected to an array of taxpayer-funded social services, including Medicaid, food stamps and subsidized housing. Interpreters and tutors are often provided to help bridge the language gap that refugee children will find in local public schools.

Typical size Somali Muslim family in America

  Somali Muslim welfare family in America

Once here, Muslim families have vastly more children than the typical American family. The average Somali couple in Minnesota, for example, has six children. These refugee families have changed the demographics of their host cities, such as Shelbyville, Tennessee; Lewiston, Maine; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, all of which have reported culture clashes between Muslims expecting everything from foot baths at public colleges to dietary concessions at public schools.

Problems have also arisen with Islamic radicals recruiting young Muslim refugees in America. WND has reported in recent weeks about FBI investigations into 25 to 30 Somali refugees leaving their homes in Minnesota to become fighters for ISIS in Syria and the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab in Somalia.


it should come as no surprise that the U.N. would do everything in its power to flood the United States with as many Muslim refugees as possible, says Pamela Geller of Stop Islamization of America. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, or OIC, which is comprised of 56 Muslim countries and the Palestinian Authority, makes up the largest voting bloc at the U.N. General Assembly.

There are two methods of creating Islamic supremacy in the world. One is through violent jihad. The other is through al-hijra, or the Islamic doctrine of immigration.

This is what Somali Muslims are contributing to Minnesota:


Megyn Kelly of FOX News vs Muslim who opposed Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s speaking engagement at Yale

In other words, Harris Zafar, spokesman for the Ahmadiyya* Muslim community, doesn’t think Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim, has the right to present her personal views about Islam unless a Muslim speaker is also allowed to  “correct her misguided views.”  The good news: Hirsi Ali DID speak at Yale …unopposed.

* FYI Ahmadiyya Muslims, a small minority, are considered by some to follow a more moderate form of Islam which is considered blasphemous by most Muslims.


TERRORISM ON PARADE at the 2014 Muslim Day Parade in New York City


Last year, we saw a sea of black flags of jihad at the Muslim Day Parade not far from Ground Zero in NYC. This year, it was all about the yellow 4-finger salute celebrating deposed president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group, both of which are now outlawed and banned in Egypt. 

Thanks to Urban Infidel

Shockingly, marching band from the NYPD and a contingent of New Jersey Girl Scouts in Muslim attire kicked off the event. The streets were filled with flag-waving marchers, pro-Islam floats and a demonstration of a hanging. The mannequin seen dangling from a noose on this float was wrapped in the flag of Egypt, apparently representing the demise of sharia and radical Islamist ideology in Egypt with the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood.


The “float” was really a crude display in the bed of a pickup truck adorned with the yellow and black R4BIA “Free Egypt” symbol that has been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood since August 2013, an Egyptian flag and several graphic images that appeared to be from riots associated with Egypt’s revolution from 2011. There was also a lot of anti-Sisi chants:





Women and children dressed in yellow garb followed the truck, carrying a large banner with the R4BIA logo and the words “Free Egypt”:


In the Pharaoh’s Chariot, The two-wheeled cart, carrying a man dressed in military garb seen cracking his whip as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood pulled him down Madison Avenue.


The men in black shirts were seen carrying tubes and sticks as they marched alongside the chariot. However, before the parade started, the same men were photographed carrying realistic-looking toy weapons. The NYPD reportedly told the men that the fake guns would not be permitted in the parade.


Also escorting the chariot, three men wearing masks depicting Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barack Obama, and Senator John McCain, the main supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in America:


Some video footage from the parade:


MINNESOTASTAN: “WAH WAH WAH…I am a Muslim and I deserve respect”

No, you don’t, especially when you break the law. Here we go again, ANOTHER Muslim playing their favorite game of “Woe is me, I am a victim of Islamophobia.”

Aida Alkadi

Aida Alkadi

Twin Cities Daily Planet  In August 2013, I had a court date that I had missed. I had a $300 ticket for driving with a suspended license for not having insurance. The ticket was almost three years old, and I know driving a car without insurance was wrong. But poverty was something continuous in my life and so insurance was just something I couldn’t afford. (Ah yes, pity me, my welfare check doesn’t go far enough for me to afford a car AND insurance)

I decided to try to negotiate and so I had made arrangements with the court to appear in front of the judge to speak about the price of my ticket. But on the day of my court date my daughter relapsed from Sickle Cell Anemia and was rushed to Fairview Hospital. (Now there’s a creative excuse) I called the court and I was told I had ten days to appear.

What I didn’t know was that Hennepin and Ramsey County had issued a warrant for my arrest for missing the court date. I was scared so I turned myself in. I didn’t think much about it. Maybe they will give me another fine and let me go? It was my first experience so I really never expected that they would treat me so disrespectfully. (After all, I’m a muslim supremacist and deserve more respect than you lowly infidels)

I turned myself in to the Edina Police Department, the closest station to my home in St. Louis Park. They arrested me and I was transferred to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office for processing. Afterwards they transferred me to the St. Paul Police Department. That’s when things changed.

I was accompanied by three other female inmates when I walked into the lobby of the St. Paul Police Department, but I was the only one the officer concentrated on.  She looked straight at me with so much hate and said, “You need to take that scarf off.” (We are afraid you might have a bomb  under there)  Then she raised her hand to my face and attempted to remove my scarf in front everyone there, including men. (Horrors!, Now I will get a beating from my husband/father/brother when I go home for allowing the filthy kuffar (unbelievers) to see my headbagless head)

In my faith, it is inappropriate to show my hair and figure to men. (Then go live in a country of your faith. You have 56 Muslim hellholes to choose from, sweetie) But I didn’t have time to explain this, just react. I raised my hand to try and stop her and negotiate (In America, we don’t negotiate with potential terrorists). When I did she told me that she was going to put me in isolation.

They told me I was resisting arrest and that raising my hand was a threat and kept demanding I take off my “burka.” I pleaded with them not to take off my hijab in front of the men. “You better take it off,” a male officer told me. “Or we will throw you downstairs where we put people who don’t follow orders.” (Yeah, with all the muslim rapists, bombers, and beheaders)

One of the other female inmates said, “Leave her alone. Let her wear her hijab. Why are you bothering her?” She actually knew the word. I was so proud of that girl. (Proud that she is a good little dhimmi. Or a muslim)

Then the female officer and another male officer dragged me with my hands behind my back to an isolated room, where they made me remove my hijab and my abiya, which covers my figure (Pity the police who had to watch). I felt humiliated. (Islam, the religion of the perpetually outraged and humiliated)

Then I was told I had two options: to stay in isolation and have my scarf, or sit in the lobby where people wait to pay bond without my scarf. They told me it was a hazard, which I could use to hurt myself or others. Why would my scarf be harmful? It didn’t make sense to me. (Ever hear of the al-Qaeda headbag bomb?)

I chose to stay in isolation and spent about two hours in a nasty metal cage with no windows and just an open toilet and heavy graffiti in sight. (Oh, NOES! How dare they treat me like an ordinary prisoner?) Later they processed me and moved me to another isolation room upstairs where I stayed for 23 hours. Another officer grabbed my hijab and took it from me. She threw me a bed sheet and told me to use it instead. (Gotta love an officer with a sense of humor)

What did my scarf have to do with my traffic ticket? Why was I so threatening? I felt like my religion was under arrest. (It IS, only most people don’t realize it yet) Now officers must let women wear their hijab even for mug shots (only in Nashville), but that day in August, that female officer who brought me in had no intention of being fair and just. She was full of rage. It was an awful sight. (Gee, I guess she can’t get those images of ISIS beheadings out of her mind)

During my stay they made me change into an orange jumpsuit (like your pals at Gitmo), and when I left they made me change in front of the other female inmates. They didn’t care how that made me feel. (Why would they? This is jail, not a multiculti whinefest)

Yes, I did have an unpaid ticket for driving with a suspended license. I know that it had consequences, and that driving after my suspension crossed the line. I understood my crime and take ownership. But what I don’t understand is why those St. Paul officers treated me so disrespectfully. I am a Muslim woman who drove a car without insurance, yes, but do I need to be humiliated so badly by someone who should be fair? (Actually, yes!)

Change needs to be made with our officers. (They are not YOUR officers, they are OUR officers. And we know what muslims think about sharia law being superior to “man-made law”) I saw almost no diversity in the staff.  (Oh, Boo Hoo. By “diversity,” you only mean muslims) And there was a clear lack of (Islamic cultural) training and education (happily provided by CAIR). When I told the officer who was processing me in St. Paul that I was born in Ohio, he said, “Really, Ohio? Were you really born in Ohio?” My mother immigrated to the United States back in 1959 from Yemen due to civil war. 

Closed minds don’t serve our community, and being blind to the cultural diversity in our society is a big mistake. We will have clashes because we are not willing to really get to know one another. We need to work to actually understand each other. I was judged by my clothing, and was mistreated and abused. (We DO understand you and we don’t like your kind)

How many lawsuits and how much suffering needs to occur for us to really get our act together? (DING DING DING!, Did she say lawsuit? CAIR litigation jihadists en route as we speak) I hope we can bring change to our community across the board and start living our true potential of being treated like full human beings.

I’m a mother, a public relations student, a documentarian, and even a former ROTC recruit (And lucky for us, you didn’t get any farther). Most importantly, I’m a human being and deserve to be treated like one. (That’s debatable)


Muslim convert arrested for murder of 2 Gay men in Seattle and now a suspect in a 4th murder, says he was conducting a “jihad against Americans”

(BNI first posted this story on August 21st, three weeks before the mainstream media discovered it.  In the past 2 days, I have had more than 100 emails asking why I haven’t posted about it, so I am re-posting it now to shut everyone up. OK?)

Ali Mohammed Brown, an American convert to Islam, who already is in jail and charged with the murder of two homosexual men in Seattle’s Central District and a young woman in New Jersey, is now the prime suspect in a fourth homicide.

Ali Muhammed Brown popped up in video of a gunpoint robbery in Point Pleasant Beach and was caught by cops.

Ali Muhammed Brown popped up in video of a gunpoint robbery in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and was caught by cops.

King5  (h/t Cynthia B) Ali Muhammad Brown is currently in jail on $5 million bail for the alleged murder of a college student in late June. Brown has already been charged with gunning down two men at 29th and King Street in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood on June 1.

NJ.com  The man accused of gunning down a Livingston college student is now facing yet another murder charge related to the shooting death of a Washington man two months earlier, authorities said. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, is now accused of a total of four murders, including the shooting of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin in West Orange on June 25.


The latest charge against him was filed in King County, Wash., accusing him of shooting 30-year-old Leroy Henderson 10 times on April 27, and leaving him to die on a stretch of road outside Seattle known as the Skyway. According to court documents, detectives went weeks without a clear suspect in the slaying, until 9-millimeter shell casings found next to Henderson’s body were matched a handgun used to kill Tevlin and two other Seattle-area men, Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young.

Authorities arrested Ali Muhammad Brown in New Jersey for executing two homosexuals in Seattle. He is reportedly a radical Muslim and received jihadist training in California in April. It is unclear who trained Brown, where it took place and what it consisted of. All that is publicly known about his ideological path is that he is accused of the premeditator murder of two homosexuals on June 1. Brown lured in his victims using a phone app named Grindr that uses GPS coordinates to facilitate meetings between homosexuals. The victims, Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young, were at a gay club when Said told their associates they were going outside to meet someone. seattle-muslim-convert-uses-gay-app-to-hook-up-with-and-murder-homosexuals-with-islamic-names


Sources say King County prosecutors are about to charge him with another homicide, the drive-by shooting of Leroy Henderson, who was killed walking in Seattle’s Skyway neighborhood on April 27. Brown was arrested July 18 at a homeless camp in New Jersey. Multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation say Brown told police he carried out the murders because he was on a jihad to kill Americans.

Henderson’s father, also named Leroy, said his son had moved to Seattle from Gary, Indiana six months before his murder. He also indicated the King County Prosecutor’s Office called him earlier Tuesday and said charges were planned for the following day. At the scene of Henderson’s murder, family members gathered to pay respects. Henderson’s mother was also a murder victim thirty years before his death, and her killer was not found for two decades.

After the Leschi area murders in June, police launched an extensive search for Brown, a transient and Level One sex offender known to frequent south King County.


THE REST OF THE STORY: Oregon bus driver accused by a whiny-assed Muslim raghead of ‘Islamophobia’


Yassin Ibn Mika’i claims he filed a discrimination complaint against the TriMet transit agency, because a bus driver asked him “How’s the jihad going for you?” when he stepped onto a No. 94 bus in Tigard wearing his Muslim headrag. But that’s not the whole story, according to a rider who was on the same crowded Tigard-to-Sherwood bus on Aug. 29th.

Litigation Jihadist Yassin Ibn Mika'i

Litigation Jihadist Yassin Ibn Mika’i

Oregon Live  Chris Gale of Tigard said the driver was provoked after Ibn Mika’il started an argument and wouldn’t back off.   “When he got on, he asked if the bus had air-conditioning,” Gale said. “When the driver said no, he demanded to be let off, but the driver had already left the stop.” Ibn Mika’il stood near the driver and began to complain loudly as the bus moved through heavy traffic, “which the driver took for about 20 seconds,” Gale said.

The two men exchanged heated words, with Ibn Mika’il finally demanding that the bus be stopped and a supervisor called, Gale said. “We pulled over and waited for a supervisor,” he said. Did the driver make a snide comment about jihad during the confrontation? “No other passengers heard it, but the driver did tell the supervisor he said it,” Gale sad. 


At the same time, Gale said the driver had already been dealing with a rude passenger who was haranguing him for not making a courtesy stop along a long stretch of Oregon 99W. “That guy finally gets off. And then, right after that, (Ibn Mika’il) gets on,” Gale said. “That poor driver was taking a lot of abuse.” 

As the riders waited for the TriMet supervisor to arrive, Gale said the driver and Ibn Mika’il continued their back and forth. He said Ibn Mika’il was cussing so much during the conversation that a family with two small children got off the bus. “The half dozen or so of us that stayed on the bus all filled out comment cards, which to my knowledge all supported the driver,” Gale said.  “I included my contact info, but the have not been called by TriMet about it.”


TriMet said it is investigating Ibn Mika’il’s complaint. “We contacted the operator and the matter is currently under investigation,” said TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch.  Because it involves a personnel matter, Fetsch said she couldn’t release many details about the case. TriMet denied The Orgeonian’s requests to see a copy of Mika’il’s complaint or any rider commendations for the driver. “We can’t release any information while the personnel matter is under investigation,” Fetsch said.

Ibn Mika’il of Sherwood has not responded to The Oregonian’s requests for an interview. However, he told FOX 12 that he believes the driver discriminated against him because of his religion and said the supervisor was opposed to including the “jihad” comment in his report on the incident. 


Can San Diego’s Muslim taxi drivers pass the ‘smell test?’

samp36b0bef662f09255-viApparently not, because they are crying “discrimination and prejudice” over San Diego International Airport’s new body odor test for cab drivers. Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

ABC News (h/t Henry P)  For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie — proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes and now body odor. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing.  Leaders of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego union say the litmus perpetuates a stereotype that predominantly foreign-born taxi drivers smell bad. (They DO, especially Pakistani and Somali Muslims)


A 2013 survey of 331 drivers by San Diego State University and Center on Policy Initiatives found 94 percent were immigrants and 65 percent were from East Africa. Drivers wonder how inspectors determine who reeks. Driver Abel Seifu, 36, from Ethiopia, suspects they sniff inconspicuously during friendly conversations in the staging area. Airport authority spokeswoman Rebecca Bloomfield said there is “no standard process” to testing.

Others drivers question how inspectors distinguish between them and their cars. The checklist has a separate item for a vehicle’s “foul interior odors,” which Bloomfield says may include gasoline, vomit or mildew. “If they want to bring their smell detector, they can use it to test the customers and the drivers,” said driver Negus Gebrenarian, 39, from Ethiopia. He, like other drivers, said the stench is just as likely to come from the back seat as it is from the front.


The airport authority says it is enforcing a policy of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, which regulates taxis throughout the region, that prohibits foul-smelling drivers and promotes regular bathing (something very foreign to most Muslims). It also says the practice is about satisfying customers.

“Taxi drivers are often the first impression that travelers receive when arriving into San Diego and we want to encourage a positive experience,” Bloomfield said.  Inspectors have been smelling drivers for years. There was no controversy until a union employee waded through a 568-page airport board agenda and noticed the checklist, which had been approved in July for revisions unrelated to the body odor test. KPBS reported on the practice last week.


San Diego’s policy appears to be unusually explicit about sniffing out smelly cabbies. Chicago requires that drivers be “clean and neat in their appearance.” New York City’s wording is similarly broad. Seattle long evaluated cabbies for body odor associated with infrequent bathing and not washing clothes but dropped that test last month for a more general requirement on cleanliness.

“The industry didn’t like it and they felt that we were kind of overstepping: Why are we dictating to them? We don’t tell city employees that you’ve got to shower more often,” said Denise Movius, Seattle’s deputy director of finance and administrative services.



Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the 18,000-member New York Taxi Workers Alliance, said her face reddened with anger and dismay when she learned about the San Diego practice. She suggested the airport leave it to customers to complain about body odor. “What a dehumanizing way to treat your workers,” she said.

Daniel Johnson, an 18-year-old Marine who came from Flint, Michigan, said it’s fair to grade on body odor, especially considering the $70 fare to get to his base. He has felt trapped in smelly cabs in other cities. “The smell puts a sour expression on your face and you’re thinking I just don’t want to be in here,” he said.



NEW JERSEY: Disabled Army veteran thrown out of Subway restaurant by Muslim manager because he had a service dog with him

FEDERAL LAW IS VERY CLEAR: Dogs are recognized as service animals and all businesses open to the public, including restaurants, must allow them in. But a U.S. Army veteran, Richard Hunter, says a Subway restaurant in Paterson, New Jersey owned by Muslims who are notorious dog haters, blatantly ignored the law, and kicked him out because of the dog.


ABC News  (h/t Grant B) The sign on the door seemingly said it all: “Service animals are welcome,” but Hunter claims the Muslim manager, later identified as Mitul Ahmed, a Muslim, said something very different. “I may have been holding the door when he first said something. He said, ‘The dog is not allowed in here. Get the dog out of here,'” Hunter said.

“He was clearly identified as a service animal,” Eyewitness News Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace said. “He was wearing what he has on right now,” Hunter said. “I said he was a service animal.” “He didn’t care,” Wallace said. “That’s exactly what he said, ‘I don’t care,'” Hunter said. Hunter called the cops who said they couldn’t do anything. He then called the owner. “The owner told me straight up: ‘I can refuse service to anyone I want,'” Hunter said.

Muslim Owner's son, Zaphir Pathan

Muslim Owner’s son, Zaphir Pathan

When Eyewitness News found the manager, Mitul Ahmed, behind the counter he denied everything. “You’re not Mitul Ahmed,” Wallace said. “No, he’s not here,” Ahmed said. Oh, and that sign on the door, suddenly changed. The line about service animals welcome was removed.  The owner’s son, Zaphir Pathan arrived, with a foot-long list of excuses.


MICHIGANISTAN: Army officer told he could not enter his daughter’s school in uniform because some students might find it “offensive”


Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker had stopped at Rochester Adams High School during the day to clear up an issue with his daughter’s class schedule. But when Baker tried to go in, a (Muslim?) security guard told him that he could not enter wearing the uniform because it could offend (Muslim?) people. (Michigan has one of the largest Muslim populations in the country)

FOX News  “They told him some kids might not understand and might be offended. So they gave him a choice, told him he could phone in to the office or go home and change his clothes,” said Rachel Ferhadson, the Lt. Colonel’s wife. 

At that point, the couple called the superintendent’s office from the parking lot and a staff member came out to let him in the school. Ferhadson says the superintendent, a combat Marine veteran himself, was also “appalled” at what happened and the principal has also expressed regret to the family.


U.S. Banks continue to close Muslim accounts and they are not required to give a reason why

sampaa15169acd7c3384From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen Muslims. The message in each case: Your bank account is being closed. What frustrates the recipients is not only that they are all of Middle Eastern descent — leading them to suspect discrimination — but that the banks refused to provide the reason for kicking them out. (Not required to)

LA Times  “We never understood what’s going on,” said AbdulHyee Waqas, who had his Bellevue, Wash., nonprofit group’s account closed. “We had been a good customer. It was very disheartening.” Last summer, a Minneapolis dentist went so far as to write detailed explanations of all his transactions, hoping that TCF Bank would let him reopen the joint account with his wife and his personal account. The response: Sorry, we’re not interested in your business.

University of Minnesota student Amir-Pouyan Shiva from Iran and several other Iranians got the letter just before New Year's: TCF Bank would be closing the account he and his wife had maintained for five years.

University of Minnesota student Amir-Pouyan Shiva from Iran got the letter just before New Year’s: TCF Bank would be closing the account he and his wife had maintained for five years. Several other Iranian students also got the letter.

“I don’t see why there would be a red flag on anything I performed,” said the dentist, a Kuwait native who requested anonymity for fear of retribution from his current bank. “Maybe they have something I’m not aware of, but they said they couldn’t say anything.”

A Florida attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations has asked the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to look into the closures and determine whether race is playing factor in the decisions. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the issue was a matter for banking regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


“The bureau takes seriously any allegations of discrimination in the consumer financial marketplace and is committed to ensuring consumers have fair and equal access to credit,” a bureau spokeswoman said in a statement. But she added: “We cannot confirm or comment on whether any investigation is ongoing.”

Frustrated by the responses from regulators, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is contemplating a lawsuit against banks, said Executive Director Dawud Walid.

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations  is outraged

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is outraged…as usual

The Times has verified about a dozen closures involving Muslims, immigrants from the Middle East, and groups such as Council on American-Islamic Relations chapters, but activists say scores more have been affected. Similar concerns emerged in London this summer. Banking experts say that as banks have faced increasing scrutiny from regulators in a post-recession world, they are eliminating as much risk as possible. Lacking clarity on what might trigger government fines, banks are being overly cautious, some experts say.


“It’s not inconceivable to think an Islamic American or Arab American would be closed due to their perceived higher risk because of their connections to high-risk jurisdictions,” said Brian Kindle of the Assn. of Certified Financial Crime Specialists. “There’s something going on here, and I think it ties back to the de-risking trend.”

But the complaints of those forced to shift money to new banks raise questions: Why don’t banks explain the reason for a closure? Aren’t they required to do so by law? “Legally, they could say [for example] you bounced too many checks,” said Peter Swire, an expert in law and ethics at Georgia Tech University. “But banks historically have been very cautious about explaining their reasons because banks are understandably worried about frauds, and when they close an account on suspicion of fraud, they don’t want to tip off the fraudster about what they gave them away.”


Swire said it might be a good idea to create a system allowing people who feel unfairly tagged as suspicious to seek redress. He pointed to the Transportation Security Administration’s policy of letting fliers file a challenge if they believe that they have ended up on a no-fly list without cause. “For individuals on the no-fly list, there’s a procedure now and people get their names cleared and affirm their right to fly,” he said.

Kindle, the financial crimes expert, said that even if there were a way to challenge a bank’s decision, the decision wouldn’t necessarily change. Sofian Zakout in Miami said he had barely signed the backs of his new Chase Bank debit and card cards when he received a letter saying the personal and business accounts he had just opened were being closed.


He said he spent two hours answering personal questions by phone to open the accounts — questions that he called even more thorough than the ones he had received in the past from Department of Homeland Security officials. “I was very proud to answer all their questions. No problem. I didn’t take it wrongly,” he said. But dealing with the bank was a different matter. “To shut me down — this is not good,” Zakout said. “This kind of prejudice is not acceptable.”

One account was for his charity, American Muslims for Emergency and Relief Inc., which has helped victims of Hurricane Katrina and the civil war in Syria, he said. “Usually nonprofit and charitable organizations are scared to publicize such things,” he said of the closure. “I’m not going to be quiet. I don’t want to see this happening to anyone again.”


In Washington state, Waqas said switching banks left his group unable to spend money for a couple of months because of uncertainty about whether checks would bounce if they were deposited too late. Arranging the transfer and finding a new bank also brought extra work.

He said the organization, the Washington chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, had a core of about 10 people who hold open houses at mosques and attend community events to introduce people to Islam. They also volunteer at homeless shelters and disburse funds to the indigent.

Graph of the network of Hamas affiliated organizations linked to the Holy Land Foundation and their terrorist fundraising in the U.S.

Graph of the network of Hamas affiliated organizations linked to the Holy Land Foundation and their terrorist fundraising in the U.S.

“Small, local organizations are trying to do some good work, and it looks that someone at the bank found something they didn’t like, and they didn’t have to answer to anyone,” he said of the closure. “Being a good customer, we deserve to at least know if we missed anything so we know we can act accordingly.” He would like to see a government forum where he could complain without enduring an expensive court battle.

“That this is national phenomenon — it’s kind of worrying, because if next they don’t like some other type of organization, will they shut down them?” he said of the banks. “There’s apparently no checks or ability to stop them.”









BROOKLYN: “I’m going to cut your head off like Muslims do to us, you Arab bitch”

Radical pro-Hamas Muslim activist was threatened with beheading in the streets of Brooklyn. Linda Sarsour, the 34-year-old extremist director of the Arab American Association of New York, was allegedly attacked and insulted by Brian Boshell as she left her group’s headquarters on Fifth Ave. in Bay Ridge.

Linda Sarsour, Radical Muslim activist

Linda Sarsour, Radical Muslim activist

NY Daily News  An Arab Muslim rights activist was attacked in Brooklyn Wednesday by a man who hurled slurs and threatened to behead her to “see how your people feel about it,” authorities and the victim said.

Linda Sarsour, 34, director of the Arab American Association of New York, was leaving the group’s headquarters on Fifth Ave. in Bay Ridge at 12:20 p.m. when Brian Boshell, 45, allegedly threatened her, called her an “Arab b—-” and insulted her in Arabic. Boshell, who is white, then allegedly chucked a trash can at her and a woman walking with her, Sarsour said. Neither woman was injured.


She said she had called the police reporting Boshell as a suspicious person before the attack, but officers didn’t respond until afterward. Sarsour vented her anger at the allegedly slow response on her Facebook page.

Boshell was charged with menacing and aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal possession of weapon.

Here’s what the media isn’t telling you about Linda Sarsour:  An Islamist activist honored by the White House last December as a “Champion of Change” called Zionism “racism” and said “nothing is creepier” than the belief in a Jewish homeland. Linda Sarsour also posted two links on her Twitter feed to a rabidly anti-Israel video by a New York poet that accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing.


IPT  Sarsour, director of the Arab American Association of New York, is on record defending terror suspects, casting skepticism over law enforcement investigations and advancing conspiracy theories. She also believes there is a government conspiracy against Muslims and that the authorities were behind Malcolm X’s assassination. During a Feb. 23, 2012 interview with Russia TV, Sarsour claimed that “Islamophobia” today is a continuation of the genocide of native Americans and the slavery of African Americans.

Sarsour  dismissed reports about an al-Qaeda plot to blow up an airplane using a more sophisticated, more difficult to detect, underwear bomb. Rather than celebrate this outcome, Sarsour leapt to a false conclusion, claiming that in a May 8 Twitter post that it was a CIA inside job. In fact, the bomb plot was quite real.


But it fits with her view that there is “War on Islam” led by the United States. That narrative is considered among the most effective messages in radicalizing young Muslims.

“The value of Arab life – whether nameless Palestinian children bombed by American-funded fighter jets or American youth profiled, questioned and incarcerated for frequenting a particular mosque – is spiraling downwards rapidly in the US and at a more accelerated rate in the Arab World,” she wrote in a March 22, 2012 Al-JazeeraEnglish opinion piece.

She demonized law enforcement at a 2010 panel discussion at the Islamic Society of North America’s national convention. During a question and answer session at New York University with White House terrorism adviser John Brennan two years earlier, Sarsour lamented the Patriot Act and cast the arrest of terror suspects as an unjust and everyday occurrence in the Muslim community.


But it is her Palestinian advocacy that seems to set Sarsour most at odds with American policy and ideals. She expressed misgivings about Saddam Hussein’s 2003 capture by American forces in Iraq, saying she felt humiliated by his appearance because he was a hero to Palestinians. “”I think he’s done a lot of things he shouldn’t have done, but I was hurt. My Arab pride was hurt,” she said. “Palestinians are under so much oppression and no other Arab country ever helped them.”

She does not condemn Hamas leadership, its history of suicide terrorism or its indiscriminate firing of rockets at Israeli communities. Any notion that she’s a responsible and moderate voice for the Muslim community, one worthy of access to the halls of power, ignores a darker, extremist record.




Hey, NASHVILLE! Do you really want a sheriff who bows to Islam and allows Muslim women to hide their faces in police mugshots to become your Mayor?

Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall, who did just that recently, says he’s considering a run for mayor of Nashville in 2015.


BeliefNet  (h/t Les D) A Muslim woman told to remove the veil covering her face to pose for a jail mugshot has prompted Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall in Nashville, Tennessee, to revise his policy regarding religious headwear.

The woman complained to the American Civil Liberties Union, which took up her cause. As a result, “beginning Friday,” reports Erin Quinn of the Nashville Tennessean newspaper, “a person wearing face-covering religious headwear who is being booked into the jail will have two mugshots – one with the coverings on; the other will be taken with the headwear removed from the person’s face.”


According to Quinn: The second shot will be taken in the presence only of a same-sex guard, be kept in a confidential file, and opened only through judicial order, said Karla Weikal, sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

The same rule applies at security checkpoints at Justice A.A. Birch Criminal Justice Building, Historic Metro-Nashville Courthouse and Davidson County Juvenile Justice Center. If someone wearing a type of religious headwear sets off a metal detector at the entrance, the person will be taken to a private room by a guard of the same sex. There, the person will remove the headdressing and be screened.

While local civil rights and religious leaders Tuesday applauded the revisions, Middle Tennessee law enforcement officials said the sheriff’s office is taking things a bit too far. What’s next – driver’s licenses?


JRN  Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall has announced he is considering a run for mayor of Nashville in 2015. “The opportunity is there,” said Hall on MorningLine on NewsChannel 5+. 

For years, Hall has been asked about a possible run for higher office. He has always said his focus is on his job as sheriff and that he has no interest.  But, now that’s changed. Hall confirmed that he, his family and close associates have started exploring a run for mayor.  He expects to make an official announcement this summer.

Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall

‘Dhimmi’ Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall


HAMAS in the streets of Brooklyn


Well, actually HAMMAS, a misspelled version of Hamas, listed by the U.S. as a terrorist organization, on a New York State license plate that the DMV says it’s revoking because it is offensive to Americans and  politically-charged. (How long until we see beheadings in the streets of NYC?)

NY 1 (h/t DM)  The plate reads HAMMAS, and was spotted on a black Dodge that was parked in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Wednesday and had a Palestinian flag spread across the windshield. The DMV says the plate should not have been issued. “We are pulling this plate off the road as patently offensive,” Jackie McGinnis of the state Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement. “The group represented by the name on the plate is also on the list of entities designated by the U.S. Government as a terrorist organization.” DMV regulations say the agency can refuse to issue a license plate it deems obscene, derogatory or offensive.

No information as to the owner of the car displaying the plate, but you can bet it’s a Muslim.


In the photo above, we see AL-QASSM under the plate which likely is another misspelling for Al-Qassam (Brigades), the military arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, which now is the military arm of Hamas. According to a bulletin issued by Al-Qassam on its 20th anniversary, the number of members in Gaza alone exceeds 10,000. Al-Qassam has four brigades: Northern Gaza Brigade, Gaza Brigade, Central Gaza Brigade and Southern Gaza Brigade.