Muslim Women Plead Guilty in NYC Terror Plot

“Velentzas and Siddiqui were intent on waging violent jihad here in the United States.”

( FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. )

Another Jihadist terror attack foiled!

The President should be bragging at rallies about the good work of law enforcement in catching these (and other) bomb plotters.

Described as US citizens, I’m curious as usual about their nationalities and how they came to be ‘new Americans.’  If anyone knows, please let me know!

From American Security Today:

ISIS-Inspired Queens Women Plead Guilty to NYC Bomb Plot (Multi-Video)

 

At the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Friday, Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas, both citizens of the United States and residents of Queens, pleaded guilty to teaching and distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, and weapon of mass destruction, intending that it be used to commit a federal crime of violence.

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Noelle Velentzas, 31, and Asia Siddiqui, 35 in court Friday

The guilty pleas were entered before United States District Court Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. When sentenced, the defendants face up to 20 years in prison.

“Inspired by radical Islam, Velentzas and Siddiqui researched and taught each other how to construct bombs to be used on American soil against law enforcement and military targets,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers.

“They were thwarted by the excellent work of the agents, analysts and prosecutors who are responsible for this investigation and prosecution. For this, we are grateful.”

[….]

“Velentzas and Siddiqui were intent on waging violent jihad here in the United States, researching at length historical terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, educating themselves on how to turn propane tanks into explosive devices, and dreaming up plans to kill Americans on our own turf,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. on Friday.

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When the defendants were arrested, law enforcement officers seized propane gas tanks, soldering tools, car bomb instructions, jihadist literature, machetes and several knives from their residences.

For more details, continue reading here.

“Minnesota Man” Found Dead in Small Maine Town

The Minnesota man is a Somali presumably bringing cultural enrichment to rural Maine.

Over the years I’ve noticed the nexus between Minnesota and Maine as the Somali refugees migrate back and forth between two large Somali ‘communities.’

Remember this 2014 story from RRW. It is just one example of many about the Minnesota/Maine linkage.

Thanks to reader Frank for sending the story:

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Police identify body found in Leeds, death now considered suspicious

LEEDS, Maine —
The death of a man whose body was found along the side of the road in Leeds is now considered suspicious, according to Maine State Police.

Nadi Hagi-Mohamed, 31, of Minnesota, was identified by fingerprints and by a family member in Maine, police said.

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Population 2, 324

A couple on their ATV found the man’s body along Bernie Hartford Road around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Hagi-Mohamed had recently relocated to the Lewiston-Auburn*** area from Minnesota, where he was arrested on cocaine charges in July. Detectives are now interviewing anyone who had contact with Hagi-Mohamed in the past few weeks, state police said.

An autopsy was completed Sunday by the state medical examiner, but the cause of death has not been released.

*** Learn more about how Somalis populated Lewiston, here at RRW!  It was the welfare magnet that initially brought them up from Atlanta.

Refugee Resettlement Watch is Back!

As loyal readers know, RRW, was removed from public view, apparently at the behest of the Speech Police, two months ago.

I am happy to report that my nearly 12 years of work has been saved (well most of it anyway!).

 

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Visit RRW, here, where I explain what happened and is happening.

A longer explanation can be found by visiting my ‘About’ page which gives a history of my involvement investigating the US Refugee Admissions Program and related issues beginning in 2007.

I will be publishing fresh material at the new Refugee Resettlement Watch, but alas there is no subscription feature, so please book mark the url and visit often! (If you visit every few days you will see the latest post titles in the right hand side bar.)  I will make a point of mentioning the new material here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ as well.

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/

And, just in case you didn’t know, there are many refugee-related posts on ‘Frauds and Crooks.‘  Click here.

Canada: Immigration Lawyers Complain US Not Permitting Prominent Muslims to Cross Border

They complain that they are Canadian citizens with Canadian passports, so how dare the US deny them entry!

From the CBC,

Immigration lawyers report Canadian Muslims being denied entry to U.S.

 

A number of Canadian Muslims have been turned away at the Canada-U.S. border in recent weeks, immigration lawyers say.

Those denied entry include a prominent Guyana-born Toronto imam who serves as a chaplain with the Peel Regional Police and an Iraqi Turkmen community leader who has family members fighting ISIS in the Middle East.

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Attorney Guberman called their denial of entry “Kafkaesque” implying that the US (under Trump!) was acting in a nightmarish and surreal bureaucratic fashion.

The two men — who were denied entry at different border crossings and were not travelling together — are among at least six Canadian Muslim men who have been denied entry at the U.S. border over the last two weeks.

The men and their families, all of whom are Canadian citizens, were given little in the way of explanation by border officials for the decision to deem them inadmissible.

Neither Guyana nor Iraq are among the seven Muslim-majority countries subject to U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, which essentially blocks refugees and visitors from those countries from entering the U.S.

Both men were told to apply for visas at the U.S. consulate in Toronto before returning to the border to seek entry — an unusual process for people who hold Canadian passports.

The six men are represented by the Toronto-area immigration firm CILF — Caruso Guberman Appleby. Lawyers there say that if they’re seeing this level of activity at their law firm, there may be many other Canadian nationals facing similar problems at the border.

“We’ve seen a lot more in the last few weeks and we don’t know what to attribute it to. We know the climate there in the U.S. has changed, it’s a bit different, but at the same time there are processes and procedures and people should be afforded opportunities to challenge a case,” Daud Ali, a lawyer at CILF, told CBC News.

“But it’s hard to know what you’re going up against when you’re not told why you’re denied entry. The fact that they’re all Muslims, that raises some concerns about whether these people are being targeted or if this is a new form of some sort of ban…”

“Having worked as an immigration lawyer for over 40 years nothing surprises me anymore but, in all my years, I have never seen such a Kafkaesque scenario,” said Joel Guberman, a partner at the firm.

When asked if there has been a new directive in recent weeks with respect to Muslim travellers from Canada, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the agency “has not had any new policy changes.”

While unable to speak to specific cases because of privacy laws, the CBP spokesperson said “applicants for admission bear the burden of proof to establish that they are clearly eligible to enter the United States. In order to demonstrate that they are admissible, the applicant must overcome all grounds of inadmissibility.”

There is much more here.

Canada has been rapidly expanding its African and Middle Eastern population and I expect more problems in the future with undesirables of all stripes crossing over from Canada.  Looks like the Trump Admin is trying to get a handle on it!

 

 

Malaysian Native Guilty of Installing Camera in Airplane Bathroom

Traveling this Labor Day weekend?  Keep an eye out for hidden cameras!

I liked it so much that my headline is the same one the US Justice Department used on its press release on Tuesday.

I’m enjoying the fact that the Justice Department is getting right to the point these days and telling us if the perp is a foreign national and not saying something like: ‘Houston man pleads guilty.’

(And, in case you are wondering, Malaysia is a majority Muslim country.)

The story reminded me of my posts earlier in the year about what is now being called “video voyeurism” where a ‘new American’ was caught by an eagle-eyed teen filming women in dressing rooms in Virginia malls, see those Mumtaz Rauf posts here.

ABC-13 in Houston has good coverage of this latest story,

Halliburton employee pleads guilty to hiding camera in United first class bathroom

 

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston man who works for Halliburton has pleaded guilty to voyeurism after planting a camera inside an airplane bathroom and using it to record women.

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Choon Ping Lee was charged with video voyeurism within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

Lee was sentenced to two months in prison and a $6,000 fine.

The incident happened May 5 on United Airlines flight 646 from San Diego to Houston.

Authorities say a first class passenger, who is also from Houston, told them she went to the bathroom at one point during the flight and noticed a device with a blue blinking light.

She claimed it was near the cabinet and wall area, close to a door hinge. The device was loosely hanging, but she said she wasn’t sure if it was part of the plane.

The passenger grabbed it with a paper towel, walked out of the bathroom and gave it to the flight crew.

According to court documents, once they arrived in Houston, the crew gave the item to George Bush Intercontinental Airport United Airlines Corporate Security.

Not only was Lee apparently a sicko, he was dumb as he shot footage of himself installing the camera!

Security, who confirmed it was a video recording device, watched the footage and saw a man installing the device in the bathroom in first class on that same flight.

Officials say they couldn’t see the man’s face, but he wore clothing and jewelry with distinct details. He wore a watch on his left hand and a small bracelet on his right wrist.

He had on a blue, short-sleeved shirt with the letters “NJC” on the back and loosely fitted jeans. He also wore black tennis shoes with black leather on top near the black laces and white trim on the bottom of the shoes.

FBI San Diego had video footage of all the passengers boarding United Airlines Flight 646. A man wearing the same clothing as the person seen in the bathroom video was spotted in the San Diego boarding area. He also wore glasses and carried a black backpack.

Video showed the man, wearing the same distinct clothing, leaving the plane after it landed in Houston.

Houston police then used video footage of the man walking through Bush Airport to help track him down.

He was identified as Lee, a Malaysian citizen. United Airlines Corporate Security confirmed Lee sat in first class on the flight.

FBI Houston recovered deleted files on the device showing another airplane bathroom where at least two women were caught on camera. Authorities discovered that the files were from an Emirates flight, and one of the victims was wearing an Emirates flight crew uniform.

Court papers show the FBI contacted Halliburton, who provided them with Lee’s travel information and that he flew on Emirates for work.

Halliburton also shared a real time photo of Lee walking down the hallway at his job site. He was wearing the watch and bracelet that matched the jewelry seen on camera on the United Airlines flight on May 5.

There is a discussion about how ‘popular’ this practice is becoming, then this,

“They can be as small as a pinhole size, hidden in a ceiling, in a coffee mug,” said Natalia Avila from Central Spy Shop.

In fact, Central Spy Shop has even heard of cases where the cameras were found on cruise ships and airbnbs.

“They could be hidden in smoke detectors, air purifiers,” said Avila.

That’s where hidden camera detectors come in. The devices use a red light to detect a camera lens and it also picks up Wi-Fi.

Are we all going to have to run out and purchase hidden camera detectors?  Yikes!

Lee was fined $6,000, will go to jail for two months and will most likely be removed from the country according to the Justice Department.

Virginia: Woman Arrested for Destroying American Flags in Several Neighborhoods

This is a story about a likely ‘new American,’ of course not on the scale of the horrific story yesterday just a few miles away in Washington, DC where an Ethiopian former refugee knifed a young woman to death for no apparent reason.

But, it is worth mentioning.

Thanks to reader Cathy for sending me the press statement from the Fairfax County, Virginia police.

DETECTIVES SEEKING ADDITIONAL VICTIMS IN U.S. FLAG DESTRUCTION CASES

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If Arif had a political point to make she sure picked a dumb way to make it!

Mason Police District – Detectives from our Criminal Investigations Section are seeking potential additional victims after U.S. flags were destroyed in several neighborhoods in Annandale. Maria Arif, 39, of Annandale, was arrested on Aug. 26, as part of the ongoing investigation. Arif was charged with larceny, two counts of destruction of property and two counts of mutilating a U.S. flag. Arif was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she posted bond.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims in this case.

 

Another news account (WMAL) quotes a police spokesman.  The neighborhood was watching!

“The victims started contacting the police after a large number of flags over the course of a few days were being vandalized in the neighborhood,” Fairfax County police spokesman Trevor Steranko said. “The neighborhood had come together and pretty much identified her and when police were in the neighborhood, the community was able to point her out.”

Is Arif a Leftwinger driven to insanity by Trump derangement syndrome, or just one more genuinely insane person roaming American streets?

Washington, DC: New American Stabs Young Woman to Death in Apparent Random Attack

***Update*** Breitbart is reporting that the alleged killer came to the US as a child in a refugee family from Ethiopia. He became a US citizen a few years ago.

I’m headed out, but just want to quickly post this dreadful story (hat tip: Jim).

I’ll let you search for the details yourself (it is all over the news).

But, here is Jim Hoft’s headline at Gateway Pundit:

Ethiopian National Eliyas Aregahegne Stabs to Death Random White Girl Walking Her Dog in DC

Of course none of the major media is reporting anything about his status as a ‘new American’ from Ethiopia.

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Margery and the monster…..

But here is more information at Heavy.com about the evil creep.  On social media he described himself as Ethiopian.  Note (when you read the Heavy story) that he was an Obama and Hillary supporter.

Eliyas Aregahegne: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Eliyas Aregahegne, the suspect accused in the random stabbing of a Washington D.C. dog walker who was interning in the city, described himself as a once promising college student and scholarship winner.

That all changed, police say, on August 27, 2019; they accuse him of repeatedly stabbing a stranger to death on the street in a vicious random attack. The victim was named as Margery Magill, 27, of Northwest, D.C. Police wrote that, on August 28, 2109, Eliyas Aregahegne, 24, of Northwest, D.C., was “arrested and charged with first degree murder while armed.”

“It’s absolutely tragic. I still can’t wrap my head around it,” Magill’s sister, Raeann Magill, told News4. “You know, out walking a dog and to be attacked like that. How can anyone even fathom that? I mean, it’s truly tragic and I even think to myself, why her?” Police say they don’t know.

[….]

Eliyas Aregahegne wrote on Facebook that he was single, lived in Washington D.C.,and was a “POSSE Scholar UW-Madison.” He also wrote that he was from Washington D.C. On Instagram, Aregahegne wrote, “18 y/o, Aries🐏. Ethiopian.UW-Madison Class of 2017.” Heavy contacted the UW-Madison PR office and learned that Aregahegne was briefly a student at Madison but not in 2017 as he wrote.

More here.

It makes me sick!

African immigrant kills white woman—how many times lately have we reported that story!

Mark my words, but by tomorrow or the next day the story will be forgotten because once again the horrific news runs counter to what the PC media want you to believe which is that they are all here for a better life!