New York (again!): Pakistani-born Teen Charged with Providing Material Support to ISIS

We welcomed another ‘new American’ who wants to kill us!

Planned a knife attack at a local Dunkin’ Donuts!

And, what is up with Queens and Islamists?

See my post yesterday about two Muslim women in Queens planning attacks on their fellow Americans, now this “kid,” as his lawyer describes him, had similar plans.

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Lawyer: “By all accounts he’s a kind, shy, caring young kid who’s living with his family.”  https://nypost.com/2019/08/30/teen-who-plotted-isis-knife-attack-planned-to-escape-on-his-scooter-prosecutors/

 

You may have seen the story last Friday, but just in case!

From the New York Post:

Teen who plotted ‘ISIS knife attack’ planned to escape on his scooter: prosecutors

 

A reclusive, braces-wearing teen who lived behind a white picket fence with his devout Muslim family was secretly an ISIS sympathizer — and was plotting to launch a knife attack at a Dunkin’ Donuts and other targets near his Queens home, the feds alleged Friday.

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Awais Chudhary, 19.  I wonder, did he know the women who plead guilty last week in Queens?  

His getaway vehicle of choice? A Razor scooter, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say.

Awais Chudhary, 19, planned to strike at the Dunkin’ just blocks from his East Elmhurst home, and was also targeting pedestrian bridges over the Grand Central Parkway to the Flushing Bay Promenade and the World’s Fair Marina, prosecutors said in court papers.

Chudhary had texted back and forth with two undercover agents he believed were ISIS terrorists, sharing his attack plans and telling them that he’d pledged his allegiance to the terror organization, the feds said.

At one point, he allegedly sent one agent an ISIS diagram of the human body that he’d found online, showing where best to plunge a knife into a victim, the feds said.

He also allegedly asked for guidance on constructing a small “bucket bomb,” which he hoped to fling from an overpass onto vehicle traffic below.

[….]

Chudhary was arrested in Queens on Thursday as he tried to pick up items he’d ordered online for his attacks: a tactical knife, a mask and a special wearable strap to hold a cellphone he’d hoped to use to livestream the carnage, the feds said.

The wiry, bearded teen was ordered held without bail at his Brooklyn federal court arraignment Friday on charges of providing material support to a terrorist organization.

Unbelievable, his lawyer downplays his alleged attack plans by saying it was only a Dunkin Donuts he was targeting!

“This is not something where he’s masterminding something in the subway or Times Square. He’s looking at a Dunkin Donuts,” his court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Jacobson, argued in asking that bail be set at $100,000.

The plot was just a “fantasy,” the lawyer insisted.

[….]

“By all accounts he’s a kind, shy, caring young kid who’s living with his family.”

More here.

By the way, we don’t admit huge numbers of Pakistanis as refugees, so I always wonder how did we get so many.  Which legal avenue are they accessing to get here in such large numbers?

There is a detailed recitation of the case against him, here at the US Justice Department.

 

 

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.

[….]

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 Arrest Made in Knife Murder of Somali Man

When one ‘new American’ kills another ‘new American’ it is probably a yawner for some of you, but alas you got to pay for these Somali refugees’ upbringings and now you get to pay for trials and incarcerations.

In this case, the alleged killer should have been deported after his first prison term.

From Alpha News (hat tip:Terry),

Suspect in West River Parkway Murder Charged

 

A man was stabbed fourteen times so violently last week that the knife blade broken off from the handle was found lying next to his body when responders found him.

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Abdirahman Osman Yusuf charged in murder of a fellow Somali refugee

 

Recorded police dispatch audio captured the moments after police on patrol in the area found the unresponsive victim under the Third Avenue bridge at the river’s edge of downtown Minneapolis and attempted to give him CPR before pronouncing him deceased at the scene.

Over a week later, Abdirahman Osman Yusuf, 25, has now been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the case.

The victim was identified last week as Burka Osman Mohammed, 21, of Minneapolis.

According to the criminal complaint, Mohammed was seen on downtown Minneapolis cameras earlier that night with a group of other men. One of the men was later arrested and told police that the group had been down by the river when Yusuf got aggressive and started stabbing Mohammed. The witness said he ran away, but that Yusuf later called him and threatened him and told him not to say anything about the stabbing.

After being arrested, Yusuf admitted to stabbing Mohammed, but claimed he stabbed him two or three times and said he didn’t know that Mohammed had died until he saw reports the next day, the complaint said.

Yusuf has a prior conviction on two counts of aid/abet first-degree aggravated robbery for which he originally received a stayed sentence in Feb. 2015. Following several probation violations, the 58-month sentence was executed in Nov. 2016.

Yusuf was released from prison last October and has been on supervised probation since then. [Oh joy! Not deported so now taxpayers will pay for his incarceration for decades!—-ed]

What is it about being stabbed 14 times? 

Is there something special in Islam about stabbing 14 times? Is it some sort of gang initiation?

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Evenson stabbed 14 times!

There was another stabbing in Minneapolis that I don’t believe was ever solved.  It was the case of Morgan Evenson who was walking home from her job in a Minneapolis neighborhood in 2017.

She was stabbed 14 times, but did survive the attack many believed at the time was perpetrated by a Somali man.

That story is here.   Leo Hohmann gave us more details here.

Does anyone have an update on her case? Was her attacker ever found and brought to justice?

Are Your Tax Dollars Being Spent on Islamic Indoctrination in Schools?

It sure looks like it, according to a press announcement on their investigative reporting from the Thomas More Law Center yesterday entitled,

TMLC Uncovers Tax-Payer Funded Islamic Propaganda Forced On Teachers

A SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

logo thomas moreANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has uncovered evidence of a well-orchestrated Islamic propaganda campaign aimed at teachers in school systems throughout Michigan and several other states.

Concerned about a two-day mandatory teacher-training seminar on Islam conducted by a Muslim consultant hired by Michigan’s Novi Community Schools District, TMLC filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the workshop.

Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center, commented on the results of their investigation, “We found that the teachers were subjected to two days of Islamic propaganda, where Islam was glorified, Christianity disparaged, and America bashed—all funded by Novi taxpayers.”

Moreover, during the past five years the school district has presented no teacher-training seminars focusing on Christianity, Judaism or any other religion – only Islam.

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The hired Muslim consultant was Huda Essa, a resident of the Dearborn area and of Arab descent.

She appeared before the Novi teachers in a hijab, the Muslim headscarf, billing herself as an expert in “cultural competency” and “culturally responsive teaching.”

Most disappointing was the fact that of the more than 400 teachers attending the workshop, not one teacher challenged Essa’s denigration of Christianity or attacks on America.

TMLC inspected dozens of internal school documents, including audio recordings of Essa’s presentation.

The information on Islam she provided to Novi teachers was riddled with falsehoods and errors of omission that were clearly meant to deceive.

[….]

And her message extends far beyond Novi.

Essa’s client list reveals she has been spreading her “trash America first” philosophy to colleges, universities, schools and professional educator associations throughout Michigan, California, Georgia, Texas, Florida and beyond. In Michigan alone her website lists nine school districts as clients – Oakland County Schools, Ann Arbor Schools, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Roseville Community Schools, Farmington Public Schools, Dearborn Public Schools, Birmingham Public Schools and Melvindale Public Schools.

[….]

Novi’s Islamic teacher-training is just the latest example of professional Islamic indoctrinators infiltrating U.S. public schools even as Christianity has been forced out of the classroom.

“This type of infiltration amounts to an Islamic Trojan horse within our public-school systems,” Thompson said. “No other religion gets this kind of special treatment in our schools.”

Much more here.

Looking for something to do, see if your school district has employed Muslim consultants to ‘train’ your teachers.  Maybe the TMLC would like to hear about it.

"Arkansas man" Charged with Aiding Islamic Terrorists

Although he really isn’t an Arkansas man!  He is a Yemeni national who lived in Arkansas ever since his father used illegal means to get his family into the US.
Thanks to Richard for the tip.

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Surprise! Surprise! There is even a photo of Bilal al-Rayanni (aka Bilal Kassim Alawdi)

The story broke yesterday and is rapidly making the rounds of small city media outlets since the AP posted a pretty decent story.
Initial local Arkansas media coverage left out a key point, as did yesterday’s Justice Department press releasenone that I saw, except the AP, said a word about how this Yemeni NATIONAL was living among us.
Indeed, rarely do we see mention of how these criminals and terrorists get into the US in the first place and that is always the most important question for me.
How do we fix our ‘broken’ immigration system if we don’t know how it is being gamed?
Here is a bit of the AP story posted at the Washington Post:

Arkansas man charged with helping al-Qaida

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Yemeni national living in Arkansas was charged with providing support to a terrorist organization, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
Bilal al-Rayanni was charged Thursday with supporting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula between October and December of 2014 while he was in Yemen.

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Al-Rayanni was in Yemen, his home country, for three months in 2014.

The 28-year-old was initially on arrested June 27 and charged July 11 with making a false statement on a passport application in May. According to the original complaint, he allegedly used the name Bilal Kassim Alawdi, which he had been using on passport documentation since he was a small child.
The Justice Department said al-Rayanni “provided and attempted to provide material support and resources, in the form of personnel (including himself) and services” to the terrorist organization, but did not elaborate. A spokeswoman said the department opened an investigation because of a citizen report.
[….]
The Justice Department said al-Rayanni lived in Arkansas before and after he traveled to Yemen in 2014.
Al-Rayanni is a resident of Helena-West Helena, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Little Rock. He’s been in federal custody since the June arrest and his arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.
In an interview the day before he was arrested, al-Rayanni told State Department and FBI agents that his father had purchased a U.S. visa from a Yemeni man whose name was Kassem Alawdi. His father then used that visa in 1992 to obtain a U.S. passport for al-Rayani under the name Bilal Kassim Alawdi. He said he didn’t learn his true name until he was between 10 and 12, but has used the false name to obtain and renew passports in 2002 and 2008, as well as the most recent attempt to renew his passport in May.

I’m more interested in the immigration fraud then I am in his terrorist inclinations!
I sure hope the US Justice Department is now going after his Daddy and anyone else who got into the US with him by lying and cheating!
If it was a visa, then for what?  Did they just overstay the visa and no one figured out that they were here illegally?
And, if they got into the US on only a visa for some limited time, how did they get US Passports with only visas permitting them to be here?  So many questions!