Self-described ‘radical’ Muslim sets fires at Catholic college

By LEO HOHMANN

A young woman of East African descent was arraigned in court Friday on charges of first-degree arson after she allegedly set a series of fires on the campus of St. Catherine University in retaliation for U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, is a former student at the school and a resident of Minneapolis, home to a large community of refugees from East Africa, including Somalia and Ethiopia.

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Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, appeared at her arraignment hearing Friday in a makeshift burqa covering all but her eyes.

She reportedly told police she “wanted the school to burn to the ground” and that her intent was to “hurt people,” according to the complaint charging her with one count of felony first-degree arson filed in Ramsey County District Court.

“Hassan said this was the same thing that happened in the ‘Muslim land’ and nobody cares if they get hurt, so why not do this?” according to the complaint.

The prosecution further alleges that “…She told the police and fire investigators [sic] ‘You guys are lucky that I don’t know how to build a bomb because I would have done that,’” the Star-Tribune reported.

Police in Minneapolis did not release her immigration status.

No injuries were reported in the fires, which began about 11:40 a.m. with the first blaze, and ended about 2 p.m. with Hassan’s arrest on campus.

Hassan made her first appearance in court Friday afternoon. Her bail was set at $100,000. She was also ordered to stay away from the campus and surrender her passport.

Defendant appears before judge in makeshift burqa

Hassan wore an orange jumpsuit under an apparent makeshift burqa consisting of a black face covering. Only her eyes were exposed, and a large white sheet was draped over her head. She spoke two words during the brief hearing, answering, “Yes, yes,” when Ramsey County District Court Judge Sophia Vuelo asked if she was the defendant in the case.

“There’s a clear intent to harm or kill people here,” Assistant Ramsey County Attorney Margaret Galvin said in arguing for $100,000 bail and the other conditions.

Galvin said authorities are investigating possible international ties to Hassan.

Hassan’s attorney, Patrick Nwaneri, asked for $5,000 bail, noting that his client had no criminal record. Vuelo rejected the request, saying Hassan was a clear threat to public safety.

Court documents gave this account of Hassan’s alleged activities and motives:

“She said she had been a student at Saint Catherine’s but quit last fall because she and her family were planning to vacation in Ethiopia,” the complaint said. “Hassan said she started the fires because she’s been reading about the U.S. military destroying schools in Iraq and Afghanistan and she felt that she should do exactly the same thing.

“She said that her fire-starting was not as successful as she had wanted. She said the most successful fire she set was at Saint Mary’s where she set a couch on fire.”

Books, toilet paper and sanitary napkins were among the objects set on fire, St. Paul fire assistant chief Mike Gaede and Sara Berhow, a university spokeswoman, told the Star-Tribune.

The criminal complaint noted there were four “intentional fires” and that Hassan allegedly admitted to starting eight fires in six buildings. All but one occurred in garbage cans.

The complaint said 33 children and eight adults were at a daycare in one of the buildings at the time the fires were set. Ten to 15 students were also evacuated from the building.

Letter speaks of ‘radical ideas’

Hassan allegedly told police she had written a letter to her roommates containing “radical ideas about supporting Muslims and bringing back the caliphate,” the complaint said.

Over the last 10 years Minnesota has been by far the top resettlement state for Ethiopians, according to data online at the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.

The letter frightened her roommates, who provided it to campus security.

‘All faiths’ welcome at Catholic university

St. Catherine’s bills itself as a private, Catholic, liberal arts university with campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul. But students don’t have to be Catholic to attend, and the school prides itself on its commitment to diversity and “social justice.” Muslim students are welcomed and encouraged to apply for admission, despite Islam’s rejection of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and the campus has an active chapter of the anti-Israel, pro-Hamas Muslim Student Association.

A page on the university website describes the school chapel as follows:

“Welcoming those of all faiths, the Chapel is our most cherished space for sacred ritual, prayer and reflection.”

The university website features a photo of a group of graduates, one of whom is a female wearing a red hijab.

“We are shocked and saddened by the reported statements made by a former student, Tnuza Hassan, regarding her motives for starting fires on campus earlier this week,” said a statement from St. Catherine University President ReBecca Koening Roloff posted on the school’s website.

Court records show no history for Hassan. She was a St. Paul Public Schools student, first enrolling in the district in 2010 at Highland Park Junior High. She graduated from Johnson Senior High in 2016, according to the school district.

Leo Hohmann is a journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” Donate to this website and help support his investigative reporting on topics most journalists are afraid to touch.


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West Virginia school district signs off on mosque’s ‘indoctrination’ of teachers

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South Charleston High School was one of at least three Charleston-area schools that allowed a local mosque to solicit its teachers and invite them to a workshop on the Muslim culture and religion.

By LEO HOHMANN

Parents and taxpayers in Charleston, West Virginia, are starting to ask questions about what’s going on in their public schools after teachers were recently targeted by what appears to have been a brazen violation of separation of mosque and state.

Kanawha County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ronald Duerring gave his approval for the Islamic Association of West Virginia to place personal invitations into each teacher’s school mailbox to attend a “Get to Know Your Muslim Student Event” at the mosque on Jan. 25.

“We came back from lunch [on Jan. 4] and found them in our mailboxes,” said a teacher who asked not to be identified for fear of professional repercussions.

The invitation included a request for teachers to “Please RSVP by Jan. 19.”

See the invitation below.

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The invitation appeared in the teacher mailboxes of at least three Charleston-area schools:

  • South Charleston High School
  • John Adams Middle School
  • Ruthlawn Elementary 

When contacted by a local resident in his district and asked about the Muslim outreach to teachers, Duerring said he had spoken with the school-district attorney, Jim Withrow, who said there “wasn’t a problem” with regard to church-state issues.

Duerring, reached by phone Thursday afternoon, said he did not consider it at all controversial for schools in his district to be allowing mosque leaders access to their teachers.

“That’s not a controversy for us and, no, I am not going to answer any of your questions,” Duerring said before abruptly ending the conversation.

Brenda Arthur, a local insurance broker who leads the Greater Charleston ACT For America chapter, says she will approach the Kanawha County Board of Education at its Thursday night meeting on Jan. 18 to address the controversial invitations.

“I told them this is, to us, an egregious violation of the separation of church and state. They only give you five minutes, so I’ve got to give it my best shot,” said Arthur, a Jewish American who feels her tax dollars should not be going toward the promotion of Islam in the schools.

Arthur said Islam appears to be advancing its agenda throughout West Virginia in a series of aggressive moves.

The city’s only mosque – Islamic Association of West Virginia – doubled in size about two years ago. CAIR, or the Council on American Islamic Relations, announced plans last year to open an office in Charleston, likely in anticipation of a second wave of 100 Muslim refugees arriving from Syria.

Because of a citizen backlash, however, that second wave never happened.

Episcopal Migration Ministries wanted to open a Charleston office, and had been approved to do so in the final weeks of the Obama administration, according to local media reports of December 2016.

Catholic Charities had served as the only federal resettlement contractor operating in West Virginia for the last 37 years. But Episcopal Migration Ministries, doing business under the name “West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry” or VWIRM, was granted approval by Obama’s State Department to open another office and resettle 100 Syrian refugees in and around Charleston.

But after Donald Trump took office in January he drastically lowered the ceiling on the number of refugee arrivals, from 110,000 under Obama down to 50,000 and then 45,000. The Episcopal-backed Interfaith Ministry’s big plans for more Syrians were nixed.

But the Muslim Student Association and other Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated groups have been upping their game in the state ever since.

The MSA filed complaints of bullying on the campus of George Washington High School in Charleston, according to a Nov. 11 report by the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The MSA joined with the San Jose, California-based Islamic Networks Group, or ING, to put on a seminar at the mosque for students.

The ING goes around the country putting on cultural diversity seminars and interfaith programs, according to its website, with particular emphasis on schools, colleges, law enforcement agencies, churches and civic groups.

Muslim leaders with ING worked with Muslim students at George Washington High on how to deal with bullying.

Islamic Network Group was founded by Maha El Genaidi, who once advised American Muslims not to talk with FBI agents without an attorney present, and to notify CAIR or the Muslim Public Affairs Council of any investigative inquiries.

CAIR, ING, MSA and other Islamist organizations often approach schools under the guise of being concerned about bullying, then use that to leverage special concessions for Muslim students, such as Islamic prayer rooms, separate food arrangements, etc.

It wasn’t but about six weeks after the November bullying seminar at one Charleston high school that the invitations for teachers to come to the city’s only mosque appeared in mailboxes.

And the advancement of Islam in West Virginia hasn’t stopped there.

The vice president of the Charleston mosque, Ibtesam Sue Barazi, is now offering a class through the state university system’s adult education programs. She will be at the South Charleston Public Library on Feb. 6 teaching on the “Holy Quran,” and “the Quran’s universal message where Allah speaks to all humanity, believers and non-believers.”

It’s unclear what other religions will be offered a platform at the public library to share about their faith.

Watch video below of Ibtesam Sue Barazi talking about how Muslims had outgrown their mosque in Charleston and needed to expand.

“These incremental steps make it very clear to me what is happening in our state,” Arthur said.

Another teacher who asked not to be identified for fear of losing her job, said she was one of about 40 teachers at her school who received the invitation to the mosque. She said reactions to the invitation varied among her colleagues.

“I actually found it first and told a friend who is also a teacher. She’s pretty disturbed about the whole thing. My first reaction was disbelief.

“Some teachers were very offended by it,” she added.

She said the issue was raised at a teachers’ meeting with the principal. Dr. Guerring gave his approval to the mosque but with the caveat that principals at the individual schools in the district could have the final say as to whether to give access to the their teachers’ mailboxes.

“I know a few who didn’t have any kind of reaction and maybe seemed a little aloof when someone else brought it up in our teachers’ meeting,” the teacher said. “She wanted to know, she asked if this was approved by the superintendent, and the principal said it was approved by the superintendent, who left it up to the principals to give final approval in each school, and that he had approved it for our school. As she asked the question she held up her invitation, which had been ripped in two. There were a few in the meeting who you could tell didn’t appreciate it. She was the only one to speak out at the meeting.”

She said most of the teachers are afraid to say anything about the invitations. But a few have voiced concerns that it may look bad for their careers if they don’t attend the event.

“I posted on Facebook and just included something about how I received this invitation today and I’m just wondering if any of my teacher friends also received it and if any of my teacher friends are interested in going,” she said. “I thought I would get some sort of reaction but nobody wanted to touch it. No responses. And that’s so unusual. I rarely put anything on Facebook that gets no response. That post did nothing in about 36 hours, so I went ahead and took it down.”

The teacher said she hasn’t decided yet whether she will attend the mosque event.

If the effort to get teachers indoctrinated into the belief system of Islam can happen in West Virginia, it can happen anywhere, says Mathew Staver, executive director and lead attorney with Liberty Counsel.

“I think this invitation crosses the line because it specifically indicates that the teachers are invited to come to the mosque with a Muslim association to learn about the religion of Islam, that’s the sole purpose of it, not only to learn about their culture but about the Islamic religion,” Staver said. “It was authorized by the superintendent and the principals to be sent to all the teachers in at least three schools. It would be no different than a church sending out an invitation to come and learn about the Christian students and particularly their Christian faith.”

If it had been a similar outreach by a Christian church, instead of a mosque, Staver said he feels certain the ACLU and the Freedom from Religion Foundation would be putting the school district on notice about a violation of the so-called “establishment clause” of the First Amendment.

“I think they would be up in arms because they would argue it violates the separation of church and state. In this case I think it’s very clear from the invitation that it is an Islamic indoctrination event being held at the mosque and it was authorized by the superintendent, so it’s clear it crosses the line. It looks like this particular mosque and Islamic association has been given special access to the teachers.”

Staver said he can’t imagine that any other faith would get this type of inside access to the teachers to invite them to a specific event designed for the teachers to learn about their religion.

“We will follow up with the school to make them aware of this situation,” Staver said.

 

Arthur, in her sixties but showing no signs of slowing down, says she will continue to serve as a watchdog in West Virginia, because if Islamization can happen there, it can happen anywhere in America.

“Who would think that little West Virginia would be a target but these are exactly the kind of places they think they can go into and get a foothold without anybody noticing,” said Arthur, a native West Virginian who moved back to the state in 2013.

“When I got back here and saw the large mosque here in s Charleston I was pretty stunned, then they went back in and doubled the size of the mosque about two years ago. We didn’t know at the time they were intending to establish a second resettlement site here. Looking back, when you put the pieces together it makes all the sense in world why they did it because they were expecting a second wave of migration. That’s been shelved for now, Trump happened.”

Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” Donate to this website and help support his investigative reporting on topics most journalists are afraid to touch.


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U.N. leader demands Trump live up to Obama deals, accept more migrants

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Migrants on the trail to Western Europe in 2015. Photo/United Nations

Antonio Guterres has been on the job only a year as secretary general of the United Nations, but he is wasting no time using his position to pressure the Trump administration into honoring deals cut by former President Obama — deals that would lead to a new wave of refugees and asylum seekers coming to America.

As a matter of background, Mr. Guterres is former prime minister of Portugal and a Marxist. He once headed up the Socialist International. Before he ascended to his current position atop the U.N., he headed up the United Nations refugee agency and played a key role in ushering nearly 2 million Muslim migrants into Europe under the false premise that they were “Syrian refugees.” In fact, the vast majority of those who flooded into Europe were neither Syrian nor refugees but rather economic migrants from an array of Muslim countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Albania and Libya.

Guterres is not only a Marxist but an apologist for Islam.

He stated last year that the chief reason for the rise in global terrorism was “Islamophobic feelings” and “Islamophobic policies” in certain Western governments — a veiled reference to the Trump administration. What he’s really saying, of course, is that whenever an Islamic jihadists stabs, shoots or blows somebody up, it’s our own fault because we are not nice enough to the terrorists.

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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Guterres’ chief deputy at the U.N. is Amina Mohammed, a Muslim woman from Nigeria, and the two routinely get their marching orders from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the largest voting bloc at the U.N. comprising 57 Muslim-majority nations.

Now, the secretary general is back on the stump, trying to break the Trump administration’s will and force it to implement the U.N plan for global redistribution of wealth through mass migration and so-called “sustainable development.”

Remember, Trump has pulled the U.S. out of both the U.N. climate pact and the U.N. refugee pact. This leaves the global body in a world of hurt.

So Guterres recently announced his plan to do a work-around Trump by appealing directly to Congress for funding of various U.N. programs that involved climate change and the acceptance of more migrants.  

He spun a cornucopia of lies in an op-ed last week for the left-wing Guardian newspaper. In that article he writes that Western governments “should” do a lot of things to help the migrants. The best way to combat the problems of illegal migration, he says, is to offer more “legal pathways” from the Third World into the wealthy developed nations.

Earth to the U.N.: The U.S. already allows more than 1 million immigrants to legally enter its borders every year — more than any other nation on the planet.

He writes:

“Authorities that erect major obstacles to migration – or place severe restrictions on migrants’ work opportunities – inflict needless economic self-harm, as they impose barriers to having their labour needs met in an orderly, legal fashion.

“Worse still, they unintentionally encourage illegal migration. Aspiring migrants, denied legal pathways to travel, inevitably fall back on irregular methods. This not only puts them in vulnerable positions, but also undermines governments’ authority. The best way to end the stigma of illegality and abuse around migrants is, in fact, for governments to put in place more legal pathways for migration, removing the incentives for individuals to break the rules, while better meeting the needs of their labour markets for foreign labour.”

That sounds like extortion to me. Migrants storm the gates of wealthier nations and demand a “legal pathway” or else they will “fall back on irregular methods.”

Oh, and once they get here the migrants should be offered all manner of freebies and subsidies, according to the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Guterres further states that the remittance checks that migrants send to their families back home are a good thing for the host countries that take them in because these cash transfers serve to “stabilize” to the Third World.

As Joe Otto reminds us in his excellent article for Conservative Daily, after President Trump withdrew from the U.N.’s migrant pact, the United Nations has decided it will not go down without a fight.

“They are now trying to force the United States to make good on Obama’s promises and allow an unlimited number of illegal aliens, migrants, and refugees into the country,” Otto writes.

“The Trump administration laughed at them, daring them to try. The United States has complete sovereignty over its borders, a white house spokesperson declared, and would not be pushed around by the U.N. globalists.”

Trump is fighting back by pulling more U.S. funding from the U.N. and it only seems to make the U.N. double down on its efforts to shame the U.S. administration into compliance.

With budget negotiations going on in Congress this week, and a Friday deadline approaching, now is the time for Americans to demand Congress pull all funding for the U.N. Those who refuse will be exposed as globalists who do not back Trump’s America-first agenda.

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According to the U.N.’s own records, approximately 70 percent of the migrants who stormed into Western Europe in 2015-16 were young, healthy men of fighting age.

More from Otto here:

When President Trump announced he was withdrawing from the U.N. Climate Treaty, the bureaucrats at the United Nations declared that Trump was bound to the promises made by Obama. The same goes for the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty, with the U.N. demanding that Trump’s State Department fulfill the gun control promises that Obama gave them.

When the White House began cracking down on illegal immigration and announced bans on refugee admissions from terror hotspots, the U.N. began exploiting loopholes to force Trump to take in illegals and refugees anyway.

Just last month, a local politician in Chicago actually suggested that UN monitors be brought in as peacekeeping forces to impose gun control to bring the carnage to an end. While the request was denied out of hand by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the seed has already been planted in the American psyche that this option is available.

The U.N. Human Rights Council is calling the tax cut bill a violation of Americans’ human rights, because it knows that any cuts in revenue could translate in less money for the U.N. [The U.S. taxpayer funds 22 percent of the U.N. general budget and 28 percent of its peace-keeping budget].

The United Nations now uses the funds Obama gave them to undermine the current president’s agenda. So globalists in Congress from both parties want to make sure the new budget allows the U.N. to continue its anti-American efforts next year.

As Otto points out, there are any number of issues that justify defunding the U.N.

  • Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., is demanding the U.N. be defunded over its population control abortion programs. The UN “has no mandate to endorse, in any way, pro abortion policies and campaigns,” she declared, “and when they do, the American taxpayer certainly has no duty to pay them.”
  • Trump ordered an end to U.S. funding of U.N. abortion programs, but the United Nations has moved money around to keep their abortion agenda fully funded.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz is still pushing a bill to defund the U.N. over its anti-Israel agenda, with wide support across party lines (including support from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer).
  • There are still other members of Congress who are pushing defunding measures over the U.N.’s radical anti-gun and climate agendas, which were propped up by Obama.

Whatever the reason for defunding the UN, the point is that this needs to happen, and now is the time to make it happen.

Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” Donate to this website and help support his investigative reporting on topics most journalists are afraid to touch.


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Judge drops sex-assault charge against doctors in landmark female genital mutilation case

Jan. 15, 2018, By LEO HOHMANN

A case being closely watched by Muslim-rights activists around the Western world has not gotten off to a good start for the Trump administration.

A federal judge has dismissed the most severe charge in the U.S. Justice Department’s first-ever prosecution of a case of female genital mutilation, which involves two Detroit-area doctors who allegedly victimized girls brought in from Minnesota by their parents.

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Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged in Detroit Wednesday with mutilating the genitalia of young girls.

Count six in the case charged Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and another male doctor with criminal sexual activity. That charge carried a penalty of up to life in prison but has now been dropped, leaving only the less-severe charges of violating a federal statute against FGM.

The ruling, released late Sunday night by U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman, is seen as a victory for the defense team. It’s also a major blow to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who waded into territory no other attorney general had been willing to enter under previous U.S. administrations.

Congress passed a law banning female genital mutilation in 1996 but the feds had not prosecuted a single case until Donald Trump took office, even though the grisly practice is widely observed among some U.S. Muslim immigrant communities such as the Somalis and Sudanese.

A case for the ages

The case is being watched closely around the world to see how the world’s biggest Western democracy responds to female genital mutilation, a practice that is common in Third World cultures throughout Africa and parts of the Middle East but only beginning to show up in Western societies due to mass migration.

The two doctors charged in Detroit are part of the Dawoodi Bohra, a Shia Muslim sect based in western India who practice female genital mutilation as a religious ritual.

Dr. Nagarwala, one of the two Detroit-area doctors charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls in violation of federal law, walked out of jail in late November after her lawyer was able to arrange the largest unsecured-bond in the jurisdiction’s history.

Nagarwala, 44, posted a $4.5 million unsecured bond after some 15 friends and family members put their homes and other assets on the line. If she flees, they lose their property.

Most of those who pledged their assets are believed to be fellow members of the Dawoodi Bohra, a sect within the Ishmaelite community of Shia Muslims.

There are 22 Dawoodi Bohra mosques across the United States [see list below].

Atlanta Jamaat

Bakersfield Jamaat

Boston Jamaat

Chicago Jamaat

Dallas Jamaat

Detroit Jamaat

Detroit Masjid Jamaat

Houston Jamaat

Los Angeles Jamaat

Miami Jamaat

New York City Jamaat

Philadelphia Jamaat

San Antonio Jamaat

San Diego Jamaat

San Francisco Jamaat

San Jose Jamaat

Seattle Jamaat

Tampa Markaz Jamaat

Washington DC Jamaat

New Jersey State Jamaat

Orange County Markaz (california) Jamaat

South Jersey Jamaat

Nagarwala was arrested after prosecutors say two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota were cut at Nagarwala’s clinic in Livonia, a suburb of Detroit, in February 2017. She was arrested in April.

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Dr. Fakhruddin Attar of Farmington Hills, Michigan, is also a member of the Shia Muslim sect that requires young girls to have their genitals ritually cut.

Count Six charged Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar with conspiring to engage in criminal sexual activity.

In ruling to dismiss the count, Judge Friedman wrote:

“To prove their guilt on this charge, the government must show that defendants transported a minor ‘with intent that (the minor) engage in … any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense. … The facts alleged in the indictment do not support this charge because, as a matter of law, FGM, while a prohibited criminal act, is not “criminal sexual activity.”

No definition of “sexual activity” is provided in the law underpinning the count, Friedman wrote. It provides “a precise definition of ‘illicit sexual conduct’ but does not define (or even mention) the phrase ‘sexual activity’,” he said.

The government argued that while the law does not define sexual activity, the charge should stand “because the cutting and penetration alleged in the indictment constitute violations of Michigan’s criminal sexual conduct statute.”

“We respect the opinion of the court and are reviewing our options for a potential appeal,” U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Gina Balaya told the Detroit News. “Moreover, we stand ready to proceed with the remaining charges against the defendants.”

Nagarwala and Attar face up to 20 years if convicted of the remaining charges.

Judge’s ‘mind-numbing analysis’ blasted by anti-FGM activist

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Children’s advocate Liz Yore

“We are perplexed by the Court’s mind-numbing analysis,” said Elizabeth Yore, a lawyer and international children’s advocate who started the #EndFGMToday movement. “The victims in this case did not have their ears, nose or face mutilated, rather the defendants intentionally mutilated the genitals, the sexual organs of little girls, by penetrating them.”

Yore added:

“The Court found that although FGM was a criminal act, it was not ‘criminal sexual activity.’ Because the transportation statute did not specifically define sexual activity, the court found that this statutory omission voided the charge. We do not agree with the Court’s legalistic jujitsu, which, as a result, leaves young victims who are transported across state lines at great peril to this barbaric procedure. We agree with the government’s argument that the jury should be left to decide this important fact issue.”

Congress passed the federal FGM law in 1996, yet it has taken 21 years for a federal prosecution.

“Why is that?” Yore asked. “The facts alleged in the prosecution’s case demonstrate the secret underground network of FGM conspirators, who in the dark of night carry out their secret scheme to sexually assault unsuspecting little girls.”

Those conspirators often include the girls’ parents. The parents of the two girls brought to Nagarswala’s clinic in Michigan have lost custody for the time being.

“This is what the underground FGM trafficking networks looks like and, frankly, why it is so difficult for the government to bring FGM prosecutions under the federal law,” Yore said. “Like the mafia omertà, the code of silence among the community of FGM practitioners makes it extraordinarily difficult to save little girls from this hideous practice and to arrest and prosecute mutilators. This is exactly why the public—including teachers, pediatricians and the child welfare community — must be aware and vigilant about this torturous practice. The defense, by imposing a manufactured fact requirement of sexual gratification, attempted to obfuscate and rewrite legislative history of criminal sexual assault.”

Yore also observed that FGM also has no health benefits and that its trauma does come under the abuse (physical pain and psychological trauma), degrade (reduction of female sexuality) and humiliate (inability to perform basic biological functions) criteria.

“As an attorney in the child welfare system where every imaginable child abuse injury has crossed my desk, the genital mutilation and physical abuse inflicted on Dr. Nagarwala’s victims would be evidence that the defendant engaged in ‘torture’ and ‘sexual penetration with a foreign object’ under most state child welfare laws,” Yore said. “We must ask ourselves — did the women and girls who endured the horrors of FGM feel assaulted, both at the time of the procedure and for years after? I’m sure they did. Female genital mutilation is sexual assault, a sexual activity, a criminal sexual conduct perpetrated to suppress, inhibit, and destroy sexual pleasure. plain and simple, and it’s time to call FGM what it actually is.”

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 513,000 women and girls in the U.S. are at risk for this gruesome procedure.

Despite the fact that the World Health Organization and the United Nations declared FGM a violation of human rights, more than 200 million women and girls are subjected to this torture around the world. Although the practice has been outlawed under federal law since 1996, about half the states in the country are enacting their own laws. At least 59 countries around the world outlaw FGM, including the United States.

The prosecution considers Nagarwala a flight risk because she has wealth and was arrested at the international terminal of the Detroit Airport.

Federal investigators believe Nagarwala may have “cut” upwards of 100 young girls over 12 years, most of them brought to her by a parent or other family member within the Shia sect.

The investigations have spread from Michigan and Minnesota to include New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Only a ‘nick’, says defense attorney

Whether Nagarwala and seven other defendants are ultimately convicted in the Detroit FGM case may come down to which expert testimonies are more convincing to a jury. Both sides will undoubtedly bring forth experts to explain exactly what type of procedure the girls were subjected to.

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Attorney Shannon Smith specializes in defending people against sex crime charges.

Nagarwala’s attorney, Shannon Smith, specializes in defending people against sex-crime charges. She said in an email that her client did not “mutilate” any girl’s genitals, but rather “nicked the outer foreskin, not the clitoris or labia,” as part of her sect’s ancient religious custom.

“I can appreciate that some people would still be against the nick to the foreskin,” said Smith, a self-described feminist, in the email. “I do want to point out, however, that the nick only amounts to Type 4 under the World Health Organization and is not prohibited by law.”

She said this “nick” was deemed OK by a hospital in Seattle that attempted to do it for Somali Muslim immigrants – the so-called Seattle Compromise put out by a group of multiculturalist medical professionals – and the American Academy of Pediatrics at one time released a paper supporting doing the nick in a safe way.

“Because of the pushback from the advocacy groups (and people quite frankly who over-sensationalize the topic like Ms. Yore), the hospital that was going to do the procedure chose not to and the AAP retracted their position paper,” Smith said.

“There is such a range when it comes to genital cutting that it is very unfair to classify all of it under the term ‘mutilation,’” she continued. “Everyone involved in this case, including my client, is against ‘mutilation.’

“Further, the nick to the foreskin removes far less than what is removed during a male circumcision which has been an accepted religious tradition for centuries. Although we tend to be egocentric and many people in the U.S. are not familiar with the thought of female circumcision or nicking the foreskin … that does not make it wrong.

“The bottom line is that female genital mutilation is not accepted (nor should it be), it’s not religious, it causes injury, it’s harmful and there are many bad side effects. The nick of the foreskin, on the other hand, is based on religious beliefs, more symbolic than anything else, causes no injury, no harm and there are zero side effects.”

Yore said the procedure is barbaric, painful, and has no place in America – no matter what the multiculturalists wish to call it.

“That’s what defense lawyers do. We saw this linguistic game played in the pro-life realm. It’s not a baby being killed, it’s a fetus being terminated. Likewise, it’s not a mutilation but a mere scraping, a mere nicking, we’ve even heard it called a ‘wiping.’ It’s the lies to defeat us, using nuanced language. If you read the forensic description in the criminal complaint it certainly was not a nicking, scraping or wiping. But Shannon is going to soft-pedal what this is. She can’t silence the truth.”

Tuesday’s scheduled hearing on a motion by Smith to dismiss one of the charges having to do with sexual assault, has been postponed till Dec. 4.

“They’re going to fight every step of the way,” Yore said. “She says I am sensationalizing it. I call what she is doing, linguistic lies.”

And at the first step on Monday, they won.

Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” Donate to this website and help support his investigative reporting on topics most journalists are afraid to touch.


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What if ballistic missile alert ‘mistake’ in Hawaii had been real?

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The 25-ton blast door in the Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker is the main entrance to another blast door (background) beyond which the side tunnel branches into access tunnels to the main chambers. NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado. Photo/Wikipedia

By LEO HOHMANN

An emergency alert warning that a ballistic missile was inbound to the island of Hawaii Saturday was mistakenly sent to residents’ cellphones, setting off a chaotic scramble for cover.

Hawaiian citizens reported receiving an emergency alert on their phone that stated: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

The false alert remained publicly active for about 40 minutes and set off “widespread panic” across the state before authorities issued a new alert saying it was a mistake.

People flocked to shelters, crowding highways in scenes of terror and helplessness. “I was running through all the scenarios in my head, but there was nowhere to go, nowhere to pull over to,” Mike Staskow, a retired military captain, told the New York Times.

The state authorities say they have opened an investigation into how the mistaken alert got issued. Heads will probably roll. But maybe we should thank whoever was responsible for this mistake. It was very revealing.

Now we know what will happen if the U.S. should, God forbid, ever get into a nuclear war, or even a conventional war involving missile exchanges. Citizens of Russia, China and North Korea will calmly and methodically file into their civil defense shelters, as they have been trained to do. Americans will look at their cell phones, see a scary message from their government, and panic.

In Hawaii Saturday there were even reports of parents placing their children in storm drains.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, had to calm the ranks of petrified Hawaiians with the following tweet:

But the false alarm ought to be wake-up call for all Americans.

What if the alert had not been a mistake? What if an intercontinental ballistic missile, from North Korea, Russia, China or some other hostile foreign power was launched and what if that missile was equipped with a nuclear payload?

Thanks to this “mistake” in Hawaii, we can get an idea of how pathetic our response will be. People will be getting alerts, on their phones, on radio and TV stations, probably minutes before the missile touches down, and told to “take cover immediately. This is not a drill.”

The obvious question is, where? Where should we take cover? In our basement, if we are lucky enough to have one? Under the kitchen table?

I am not trying to be funny here. The gravity of the matter is made manifest by the singular fact that the U.S. civil defense infrastructure has become a joke.

Back in the 1950 and 60s, millions of federal and state dollars were invested into civil defense. That infrastructure was maintained into the 1970s and 80s, in almost every city of 10,000 or more people.

“I grew up during the time when we practiced assuming the position in the classroom and hallways at school,” said Tracy Gaynor, who grew up in New York and now resides in a small town north of Atlanta. “We even practiced at home, had a spot. I still have one of the ‘for home use’ gas masks that my father made sure we kept on hand.”

In short, Americans back then were trained in survival. Telegraph poles across the country were equipped with sirens that would sound in the event of a nuclear attack. And there were public buildings with an easy-to-spot civil-defense shelter emblem.

Now, when our government tells us to “take shelter,” we can only hope that a rogue state has fired an inaccurate missile that explodes in the sea, or a distant cornfield. But we’d better pray it is not tipped with a nuclear payload.

According to a recent article in Atlas Obscura, after the Cold War had come to an end in the mid-1990s, Hawaii stopped testing its Attack Warning Tone, meant to sound the alarm in the event of a nuclear attack. Why blast an incredibly loud noise each month, when it seemed unlikely to be used?

During the Cold War, all across the country, governments and individuals built shelters and infrastructure like Hawaii’s warning system to ready for the attack. How much of that preparation still stands ready? Could the rest of the country flip a switch back into Cold War prep mode?

That’s highly unlikely. It would likely take years to get back what was lost.

Now, though, as North Korea keeps testing intercontinental ballistic missiles, the state of Hawaii is revving up its Cold War warning system, with a monthly test, according to the November report by Atlas Obscura.

Perhaps that is how today’s “mistake” occurred. Some brave soul in the government decided to pull the trigger on an alert, to show the world how unprepared Americans are for an attack, in hopes that maybe we will bounce out of a slumber.

It’s just a precaution, state officials told Atlas Obscura in November, “but it’s hard not to see this move as a very unwelcome blast from the past,” the website reported.

“Unwelcome?”

I would say it’s overdue. And not just in Hawaii but all 50 states.

The world is a much more dangerous place now than it was in 1995, when neither North Korea nor Iran were equipped with nuclear or near-nuclear capabilities. In the case of North Korea, I believe the “rocket man” already has obtained this capability, thanks to presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama — the trifecta of treason.

Cold War infrastructure has mostly been left to decay, but some states and cities have retained at least parts of their infrastructure.

More from Atlas Obscura:

Air raid towers might still stand, but they’re rarely operational. A giant bunker in Portland, Oregon, has been sealed and burieda radar station in Massachusetts was simply abandoned, as was a cube-shaped radio building in California. A fallout shelter built into the Brooklyn Bridge was forgotten. In many cities, siren systems were left to rust: “A lot of times, they try to crank them up after 40 years and they just catch on fire,” one siren expert told The Baltimore Sun in 2004. In Los Angeles, siren enthusiasts made a hobby of hunting down the aging civil defense sirens scattered around the city.

Read the whole analysis of America’s deteriorated civil-defense preparedness.

Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” Donate to this website and help support his investigative reporting on topics most journalists are afraid to touch.

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Why globalists freaked out at Trump’s comment on ‘Sh** hole countries’

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President Trump must beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing, running to and fro looking to devour. Many are in Congress, some within his own cabinet.

Posted Jan. 12, 2018: by LEO HOHMANN

One thing I have learned after years of observing the globalists and their cadre of bought-and-paid-for politicians is that the issue being hammered in the media is never the real issue or goal of any given program or policy.

Let me explain.

President Trump got in hot water after it was leaked to the media that he allegedly used some crude language to describe the Third World countries like Haiti, El Salvador and Somalia that send us tens of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees every year. In typical Trumpian fashion, he reportedly asked “Why do we have to take so many people from shithole countries?”

What he was trying to say of course was “do we really need more Somalis with knives looking for Americans to chop up, or Salvadoran MS-13 gang members looking to shoot folks in the street?”

We’re talking about guys like Dahir Ahmed Adan, who stabbed 10 shoppers at the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in September 2016 after first asking if they were Muslim, or Abukar Ibrahim, who used a machete to hack a 73-year-old woman up just last week in Shelburne, Vermont.

Mr. Ibrahim is 32 years old and has been in the U.S. for 13 years, yet he still needed an interpreter at his arraignment hearing this week. How is that for assimilation?

Others such as Sayfullo Saipov from Uzbekistan choose to drive rented trucks into crowds of unsuspecting people in New York City, then remark to emergency personnel with great satisfaction that he had accomplished his life’s mission. [I am not being sarcastic, this is actually what he said, read it here in the NY Post.]

These are the type of people you get when you place the bar for entry so low, welcoming migrants from the worst places on Earth based on something as flimsy as chain migration — “I deserve to come to America because my uncle lives there!

But the media heard these blunt words from Trump and immediately went berserk.

CNN set about calling every foreign leader it could find who would pummel our president. Words like “shameful” and “divisive” were among their favorites.

He had violated their rules of political correctness by again placing American interests first. It was the lead story on all the major network and cable news shows Thursday night and into Friday [Update: It’s now Saturday and the major media are still talking about this].

How dare the president suggest that the U.S. start accepting immigrants based on what they can contribute to American society!

How dare he exercise U.S. sovereignty to choose immigrants who will not only work for a living but possess the type of skills that will allow them to provide for their large families – meaning something other than a job at Walmart, a cab driver at the airport, the local meatpacking plant or the maid crew at the Holiday Inn!

We already have too many of those types of immigrants and it’s the middle class that must subsidize everything from their grocery bills to their housing, their use of public transportation, Medicaid health plans and the list goes on. Not to mention the cost of educating their kids.

Of course we all know that President Obama also used plenty of expletives and foul language during White House meetings, but rarely was there a leak to the media. And even if there was, the media, rather than rising up in self-righteous indignation, always protected him from public scrutiny.

When it comes to the so-called journalists at ABC, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, the hypocrisy is dripping from their perfectly white smiles.

When leftists make their argument in favor of open borders and mass migration from the Third World, they always couch their talking points in humanitarian language.

They’ll talk about America’s “unique role” and “responsibility” as a refuge for the persecuted people of the world, even as they ignore the plight of the most persecuted segment of all – Christians living in communist and Islamic states. [See Open Doors 2018 list of the world’s worse persecutors and you will find that, of the top 10, nine are Islamic and one is communist].

The unvarnished truth is that the globalist/U.N. agenda of mass migration and creating a borderless world has nothing to do with humanitarianism. It’s about redistributing global wealth and doing it on the backs of the hard-working American middle class, whom the elites have always detested for their independent ways.

When globalists see a downtrodden refugee family – whether from Somalia or Sudan, El Salvador or Guatemala – they are interested in one thing: “How can we use them?”

If the globalist is Democrat, he or she is excited by the fact that these refugees will likely live a life of dependency, as will their children and their children’s children, and that translates into generations of straight-ticket votes for politicians with a “D” next to their name.

If the globalist is a Republican, he or she looks at these poor refugees and sees one thing, cheap labor for the donor class who are heavily invested in the meatpacking industry or maybe a chain of hotels or some other enterprise that doesn’t require its lower-rung workers to speak English or have advanced job skills.

Pakistan-climate-change dev worldSo if President Trump wants to know why we take so many immigrants from what he calls “shithole countries,” the answer is readily apparent. Look around the room, Mr. President, and into the eyes of the globalists in Congress and, dare I say, in your own cabinet. Don’t pay attention to what the globalists in both parties say about the splendors of “diversity” and wonders of multi-culturalism. In the end it’s all about the power and the money.

Republicans love money. Democrats love money and power.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t some Republicans who rise above that fray or even a few Democrats who honestly believe the humanitarian platitudes they peddle to the public and the lapdog media. But they are the exceptions, not the rule.

So we’ve covered money and power.

The final peg in this unholy trinity is control.

Globalists crave control over the population they govern. What better way to justify more security checkpoints, gun-control laws, warrantless wiretapping and invasive sneak-and-peak technologies than to import millions of migrants from Islamic countries known to harbor terrorists and supporters of terrorists?

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The regions marked in brown tones send more migrants out than they receive while those in blue receive more than they send.

Have you ever wondered why there is virtually no terrorism in Japan, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic? Look at their immigration policies and you will find your answer.

Congress every year debates whether to renew the freedom-destroying, privacy-wrecking FISA legislation that allows the government to snoop on your emails, text messages and phone calls by getting a phony “warrant” from a secret court that is known to issue such permission with a rubber stamp.

In fact, those most likely to be protected from such government intrusion are the very ones who most deserve to be monitored and tracked – the migrants who are committing 99 percent of the terrorism around the world. When your rights are trampled upon by an overzealous government, don’t look to the ACLU, CAIR, Southern Poverty Law Center, et al to go to bat for you in the courts and the media. They are not your friends.

So there you have it. Now you know why we have insane immigration policies like “chain migration,” refugee resettlement and the annual “diversity visa lottery” in which migrants from the Third World with no skills and no intention of assimilating are invited to come and live in our cities and towns, where they will be “welcomed” by a progressive mayor and immediately signed up for Medicaid and food stamps, placed in subsidized housing, their children enrolled in public schools. It’s not because they offer anything of value to our economy or our culture or even that we wish to help bring them up by their bootstraps. This isn’t about altruism. It’s about how the two political parties that run our country can use them to their advantage, the taxpayer be damned.

Leo Hohmann is a writer and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” Donate to this website and help support his investigative reporting on topics most journalists are afraid to touch.


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Muslim migrant plotted to poison supermarket food

I often get asked about the vulnerability of the U.S. food supply given the fact that so many refugees work in the food-processing industries. Our meat, in particular, is highly vulnerable. I have reported in the past that refugee labor is used for up to 12 percent of the workforce at many of the meatpacking factories that dot small-town America. It would be an unimaginable act of jihad terror, potentially surpassing even the 9/11 attracks, if these plants started churning out meat laced with a biological agent of some kind. We now have evidence that some devout Muslims in the U.K. have indeed been thinking along these lines.

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From the BBC in London:

A couple who met online have been convicted of preparing for terrorism in a plot that could have attacked Derby or poisoned supermarket food.

Who was the man behind the plans – and why was he even in the UK in the first place?

Munir Mohammed fancied himself as a bit of a catch. He was a charmer.

He was so convinced that he was a ladies’ man, Derby’s own online Casanova, that he was aiming for four wives.

Even though along the way he’d abandoned the first on the migrant trail in Greece and never actually met the second.

As for the third prospective bride, British woman Rowaida El-Hassan, things didn’t work out too well there either.

She found herself in the Old Bailey dock alongside him, accused of helping Mohammed prepare a major act of terrorism.

In that plan:

Munir Mohammed began buying chemicals for a homemade pressure cooker bomb and offered himself as a “lone wolf” attacker to an IS commander communicating with him over Facebook.

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Munir Mohammed

He also investigated making poison while working at a supermarket ready-meals factory.

His jihadi bride Rowaida El-Hassan provided him with technical guidance as a trained pharmacist [just imagine if a jihadist migrants were to infiltrate a U.S. meatpacking plant’s inspection rank].

Rowaida El-Hassan came from Sudan to the UK legally as a child while 36-year-old Munir Mohammed, originally from Eritrea, grew up in the neighboring country with his mother.

After she died, the then teenager worked in Libya, before returning to Sudan to marry.

Looking for a better life, he and his pregnant wife left for Europe in June 2013 and paid people smugglers to take them by boat across the dangerous Mycale Strait between Turkey and the Greek island of Samos.

From there they went to Athens and started to walk. And when Lana lost the baby, Munir Mohammed walked on without her, dumping her in the country, the BBC reports.

He followed the now familiar Balkan migrant route and reached France in January 2014.

Finally, he paid more people smugglers to hide him in a lorry so he could reach the UK. And he eventually emerged at a motorway services on the M1 in Bedfordshire.

Police handed him over to immigration officers, and in February 2014 he made an application for asylum. He was later released from an immigration removal center and placed in a shared house at the Home Office’s expense in Leopold Street, Derby.

Munir Mohammed wasn’t allowed to work but he wanted to earn and took a cash-in-hand job at a car wash and then cleaned at an Indian restaurant.

By May 2016 he had obtained EU documents in another man’s name and secured work at Kerry Foods, a major manufacturer of ready-meals in nearby Burton upon Trent. He told the jury he cooked sauces for meals going to Tesco and Morrisons.

During his often incoherent evidence, Munir Mohammed claimed to have been sending money to the woman he’d abandoned in Greece – but he also revealed that he had since “married” a second woman in Sudan.

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Rowaida El-Hassan

The only problem is that they hadn’t met. So he began looking for something more satisfying than a virtual wife, signed up to a British dating website and found Rowaida El-Hassan.

And all the time, his interest in the extremism of the so-called Islamic State was growing.

How did Rowaida El-Hassan get involved?

Rowaida El-Hassan, 32, came from a well-to-do Sudanese family. The university-educated north Londoner helped her husband grow a successful pharmacy network in Khartoum – but he cheated on her.

She returned home with her two children and began the messy process of a divorce, and looking, once more, for Mr Right.

Read the rest of the story here

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