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The Jihadi Serial Killer No One’s Talking About [plus: read the charging documents]

by Michelle Malkin on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

This is article 783 of 794 in the topic Terrorism

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 9.18.25 AMThe Jihadi Serial Killer No One’s Talking About
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not.

The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and gun violence haven’t uttered a peep. Why? Like O.J.’s glove: If the narrative don’t fit, you must acquit. The admitted killer will be cast as just another “lone wolf” whose familiar grievances and bloodthirsty Islamic invocations mean nothing.

I say: Enough with the whitewashing. Meet Ali Muhammad Brown. His homicidal Islamic terror spree took him from coast to coast. The 29-year-old career thug admitted to killing Leroy Henderson in Seattle in April; Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle on June 1; and college student Brendan Tevlin, 19, in Essex County, New Jersey, on June 25. Tevlin was gunned down in his family Jeep on his way home from a friend’s house. Ballistics and other evidence linked all the victims to Muhammad Brown. Police apprehended him last month hiding in an encampment near the Watchung Mountains of West Orange, New Jersey.

While he was on the run, he disguised himself in a Muslim keffiyeh. He carried a notebook with jihadist scribblings and advice on evading detection. I obtained the latest charging documents filed in Washington state, which detail the defiant domestic terrorist’s motives.

READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENT HERE: 20140820145129074

Muhammad Brown told investigators that Tevlin’s slaying was a “just kill.” The devout Islamic adherent proclaimed: “My mission is vengeance. For the lives, millions of lives are lost every day.” Echoing jihadist Fort Hood mass killer Nidal Hasan, Muhammad Brown cited Muslim deaths in “Iraq, Syria, (and) Afghanistan” as the catalysts for his one-man Islamic terror campaign. “All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life.

When a detective asked him to clarify whether all four murders were “done for vengeance for the actions of the United States in the Middle East,” Muhammad Brown stated unequivocally: “Yes.” He added that he was “just doing (his) small part.”

Seattle’s left-wing mayor, Ed Murray, rushed to issue a statement — which might as well have sported an insipid “Coexist” bumper sticker across the page — asserting that Muhammad Brown’s seething, deadly hatred did “not reflect the values of Muslims.” But the fact is Ali Muhammad Brown has plenty of company. Seattle alone has been a long-festering hotbed of anti-American, anti-Semitic jihadism.

In 2011, a Muslim terror ring led by Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh plotted “to kill officers and employees of the Department of Defense who worked at the (Military Entrance Processing Stations) located in the Federal Center South building in Seattle, Washington, and to kill other persons assisting such officers and employees in the performance of their duties” using “fully-automatic weapons pistols, and fragmentation grenades.”

In 2007, Seattle jihadist James Ujaama pleaded guilty to terrorism charges related to his plan to establish a terror-training ground in Bly, Oregon. He had previously pleaded guilty to aiding the Taliban.

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Homegrown jihadist who murdered New Jersey college student a serial killer

by Jim Kouri on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is article 781 of 794 in the topic Terrorism

A man claiming to be a jihadist, who was charged in the shooting and killing two men in Seattle, Washington, and the murder of a young college student in New Jersey in June, was officially charged on Wednesday with shooting a 30-year-old man to death in Seattle’s Skyway area in April 2014. He reportedly admitted to police detectives that the four killings were revenge for the United State government’s activities in the Middle East.

The suspect, Ali Muhammad Brown, allegedly told investigators and the prosecutor is that his actions were justified and that he was retaliating for the deaths of his brother jihadists at the hands of U.S. soldiers and law enforcement agents, according to a police detective, Morris Hempner, who is following the terrorism case. Brown is also a registered sex offender, according to the Essex County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s Office.

The 29-year-old American-born suspect was charged at his arraignment on Wednesday with first-degree murder by the King County, Washington, Prosecutor’s Office for the the shooting death of 30-year-old Leroy Henderson on April 27, 2014. Police said Henderson was shot with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun 10 times in the back as he was walking towards his home.

The self-styled jihadist was charged earlier with first-degree murder for shooting and killing Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle on June 1, 2014. In addition, Ali Muhammad Brown is suspected of killing a 19-year-old college student, Brendan Tevlin, in Newark, New Jersey, on June 25, after Brown traveled from Seattle to New Jersey to evade a police arrest warrant. All four victims were allegedly killed by multiple gunshots from the same 9mm handgun.

According to the Seattle Mayor’s Office, King County detectives said it was surveillance video in Skyway showing a sports utility vehicle that Brown was using at the time coupled with the multiple 9mm cartridge casings found at the Henderson murder crime scene that led them to homegrown jihadist.

In court documents, police said Brown confessed to all four murders. “The one in King County on the 28th, the two in Seattle on June 1st, and the one in [Essex County] New Jersey, on June 25th?” a detective asked.

“All of it,” Brown allegedly replied, according to court papers.

“Those four murders that we’re talking about were all done for vengeance for the actions of the United States in the Middle East?” the detective asked. “Yes,” Brown allegedly replied.

A registered sex offender and a suspect in two Seattle homicides, Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, of Seattle, Washington, has been charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

In a statement Brown made to detectives in Essex County, New Jersey, Prosecutor’s office, Brown allegedly claimed the teenaged Tevlin was from his perspective a justified killing” and said he defined a “just kill” as targeting only adult men, not women, children or senior citizens.

“My mission is vengeance. For the lives, millions of lives are lost every day,” he reportedly said. “Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives are being taken every single day … All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life.”

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Follow up on Philadelphia mother who unintentionally violated New Jersey’s gun laws

by John Lott on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

This is article 541 of 581 in the topic Gun Rights
The penalty for this mother of two children is out of all proportion to any possible harm that she did.  The point of these laws in New Jersey is to make people so afraid of violating the laws that they are worried about owning guns.  More background on the case is available here.  The new article from Fox News:

Allen, who has no prior criminal record, said she acquired the gun legally just a week prior to her arrest. She was headed to Atlantic City, N.J., in the early-morning hours to prepare for her son’s birthday party, which was being held three days later.

“I was bringing a cake and the dog to the hotel room to surprise him,” she said. “That’s what I was doing out there and I got pulled over at 1 in the morning because I was sleepy and I swerved.”

Allen purchased the gun for protection after being robbed twice in the past year, she said, adding that she never even fired it and feels somewhat snake-bitten by the entire ordeal.
“It’s definitely a freak thing,” she said. “I was trying to do a good thing and it turned out so bad — and just like that. I don’t know how to explain it, I really don’t.”

Allen reiterated that she immediately told the officer she had a gun in her 2007 Chevrolet sedan, as well as a concealed carry permit for neighboring Pennsylvania.

“The officer knew there was a gun there, she was completely honest and open,” her attorney, Evan Nappen, said. “There are no aggravating factors in this case; she’s a single mom of two, working in the medical field who was robbed twice and that’s what inspired her to get a gun license in the first place.” . . .

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Vicious cop killer honored with memorial built by Jersey City residents

by Jim Kouri on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

This is article 42 of 45 in the topic Memorials

Residents of a New Jersey neighborhood erected a memorial in the aftermath of a cop-killing to honor an alleged drug-addicted murderer, not the young police officer, according to local news reports on Monday.

During the weekend, when he responded to a burglary-in-progress call, Jersey City, N.J.,Police Officer Melvin Santiago was the victim of a surprise attack in which he was fatally wounded by gunman Lawrence Campbell. Upon arriving at the crime scene, in front of a Walgreen’s pharmacy, Officer Santiago’s fellow police officers fired and killed the Campbell when he refused to drop his weapon.

In a shocking demonstration of lawless bravado, residents of that Jersey City African American neighborhood created a prominently displayed sidewalk memorial not in honor of the slain young rookie cop, but to honor his killer as hero.

“This memorial says more about the residents of the city than it does about the man who ended the life of a kid who wished to protect and serve the very people honoring his killer,” said former New York police detective, Sid Franes, himself an African American lawman.

Some of the creators of the cop-killer memorial designed T-shirts that they taped to the wall on which neighborhood residents wrote messages in memory of the cop-killing Campbell.

The killer’s widow, Angelique Campbell, told a New Jersey cable television news reporter that she wishes her husband killed more police officers. While she wasn’t a witness to the shooting incident, she claimed that police officers were out to kill her husband. The cop-killer’s wife hours later apologized for her harsh language.

Angelique later apologized for her comments, but I don’t see how you can walk back something like that.

While Jersey Citydetectives continue to investigate the shooting, they claim that they were told that upon stealing the murder weapon, Campbell told a friend to watch the 11 o’clock news to see how famous he’d become.

Full disclosure: The writer, Jim Kouri, is the former director of public safety at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J. Several members of the Jersey City Police Department worked for him at that Jesuit university.

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Young woman’s life likely destroyed because of NJ’s bizarre gun laws

by John Lott on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

This is article 536 of 581 in the topic Gun Rights

Fox News in Dallas-Fort Worth has this story from New Jersey:

27 year-old Shaneen Allen wanted to protect her family. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit and she purchased a gun.

“One of my family members, he thought it was appropriate for me to get one because I’m a single mother and I have two children and I work two jobs and I work late and getting up at that time of night I got robbed twice last year and he felt the need for me to get my license to protect me and my kids,” Allen explained.

However, while Allen, from Philadelphia, was covered to carry a gun in Pennsylvania, she made the mistake of crossing into New Jersey with the weapon and now she’s facing a mandatory minimum of three-years in jail.

Allen said that she didn’t know her permit didn’t apply to New Jersey so when she was stopped for a minor traffic offense she told the police about her gun and her permit to carry. In this case, being honest may have cost her.

“The judge tried to tell me that telling the truth messed me up, my life up and the cop said the same thing. Me opening my mouth and speaking out he said I’m one out of ten people that spoke up and was honest and that got me in trouble,” she said.

Allen was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of hallow-point bullets which were in the gun. Under New Jersey gun laws, the illegal possession of a gun is a second-degree felony which holds a minimum sentence of three-years in prison. . . .

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A real-man conservative Republican running for Congress

by Lloyd Marcus on Sunday, May 11th, 2014

This is article 18 of 37 in the topic 2014 Elections

I suspect that many of you share my frustration with wimpy Republican candidates; afraid to embrace the Tea Party, afraid to stand up for conservative principles and values, afraid to stand up for the law, afraid to push back against bogus allegations of racism for not rubber stamping Obama’s fast and furious power grabs and attacks on our freedoms.

My dad taught me that a “real man” takes a stand and does the right thing, ignoring critics. He also does the right thing went nobody is watching.

Well, there is a real-man conservative running for congress in New Jersey who is not afraid. His name is Steve Lonegan. Talk about a breath of fresh air, Lonegan has been fighting the good fight for conservatism in New Jersey politics for 30 years. Yes, you heard me correctly, I said New Jersey.

Though he put up a good fight, Lonegan was defeated in his run for U.S. Senate by the overwhelmingly well-funded Democrat Cory Booker. Oprah and her Hollywood posse pumped millions into that race for Booker. Still, there was a bright spot. Despite mega Hollywood outside funding, Lonegan strongly defeated Booker in the 3rd district which is where he is now running for congress.

Now get this folks. Standing on conservative principles, Lonegan won the 3rd district by the best numbers of any Republican in the last decade. http://bit.ly/1khGiGR Mitt Romney lost that district. It is my firm belief that when presented unfiltered by liberals, boldly and confidently, conservatism wins the hearts and minds of a majority of voters.

Sadly, far too many Republican candidates and the GOP establishment drink the Left’s Kool-Aid that we must tone down our message; in essence, become Democrat-Lite to win elections. Now, ask yourself. Why would the Left want to help Republicans/Conservatives win elections?

Conservative congressional candidate Steve Lonegan must defeat the liberal New Jersey Republican establishment’s candidate MacArthur in the primary; well-funded with millions.

The New Jersey GOP establishment wants a big government liberal in office. Pure and simple.

Contrast that with Lonegan who is committed to upholding the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, low taxes and reducing the size of government. One could say that Lonegan epitomizes the liberal wing of the GOP establishment’s War on Conservatism – the GOP recruiting wealthy RINO candidates around the country to run against conservatives.

MacArthur says he supports government funded low income housing to bring diversity to neighborhoods. Sounds like Obama, right? Lonegan has no problem with diversity, but is opposed to achieving it via government social engineering programs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R83p6bR6YrU

MacArthur has called Lonegan “too right wing.” Here are Lonegan’s goals which the GOP establishment candidate considers too right wing. Lonegan will fight to repeal Obamacare, repeal Common Core’s intrusion into our kid’s education, see the repeal of Dodd-Frank and dismantle the IRS. Lonegan is in great company. Ronald Reagan was also considered too right wing.

While his opponent runs with a war-chest of millions, Lonegan is the Tea Party candidate, running on ideology. Wow, what a concept and how gutsy. When other Republicans were distancing themselves from the Tea Party, Lonegan helped to organize the first major Tea Party rally in Piscataway, New Jersey, April 15, 2009.

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Homegrown jihadist sentenced to federal prison for threatening American Jews

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, April 27th, 2014

This is article 749 of 794 in the topic Terrorism

A homegrown Islamist on Friday in Alexandria, Va., learned he will spend two-and-a-half years in federal prison for his creating a radical Muslim website devoted to instilling fear in American Jews on the Internet through threats of violence, according to an FBI and U.S. Department of Justice press statement on Friday.

Yousef Mohamid Al-Khattab, who changed his name from Joseph Cohen when he converted to Islam after being an Hasidic Jew, was sentenced in an Alexandria, Va., courtroom to federal prison for using his position as a leader of the “Revolution Muslim” to cause American Jews to fear serious bodily injury from Muslims who visited Al-Khattab’s websites. The websites he helped create also encouraged Muslims to support al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.

According to the Justice Department, Al-Khattab, who lived in Atlantic City, N.J., and his colleague, Younus Abdullah Muhammad (a/k/a Jesse Curtis Morton) started Revolution Muslim in December 2007 in order to operate Internet message boards and websites with the purpose of encouraging Muslims in the United States and other nations to support Osama bin Laden, who was still alive at the time.

Al-Khattab and Muhammad also encouraged Muslims to give their support to American jihadist Anwar Al Awlaki, the al-Qaida terrorist network, the Taliban fighting the U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, and other groups or individuals engaged in violent terrorism, the prosecutors said.

On Jan. 8, 2009, Al-Khattab posted a video on the Revolution Muslim website that urged viewers who supported the Palestinians in Gaza to assist them by locating the leaders of the Jewish Federation in the U.S. and face them directly where they and their families lived. For example, Al-Khattab posted the names and addresses of synagogues in New York and the location of another Jewish organization in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Al-Khattab’s website also contained a hyperlink to the website that posted “The Anarchist Cookbook,” which is a manual for building improvised explosive devices (IEDs). On Jan. 23, 2009, Al-Khattab’s Revolution Muslim website displayed a video that accused the Jewish Federation of funding Israeli military operations against innocent Palestinians and called on viewers search for leaders of Jewish organizations in the United States, according to the Justice Department.

On June 22, 2012, Revolution Muslim founder Younus Abdullah Muhammad was sentenced to more than 11-years in federal prison. On Feb. 24, 2011, Revolution Muslim administrator Zachary Chesser was sentenced to 25-years in prison. Muhammad and Chesser were arrested for making terrorist threats against the producers of the “South Park,” a hit animated television series that poked fun at Muslim terrorists, according to an Examiner news story.

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“Friendly Fire” Clears Chris Christie; Meanwhile, Federal Grand Jury Gears-up for RINO H

by John Lillpop on Monday, April 7th, 2014

This is article 428 of 466 in the topic Government Corruption

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made big news last week by releasing a report which appeared to exonerate the husky RINO of wrong doing in the Bridge Gate kerfuffel.

Trouble is, the report was prepared by a private law firm hired by Christie; thus, rendering the results essentially worthless, except in the mind and soul of the desperate governor who is struggling to remain viable among potential GOP candidates for the presidency in 2016.

Christie’s long-shot prospects were not helped in the least by the federal government, mostly still the exclusive province of Barack Obama and deeply-partisan liberals, all of whom would savor the opportunity to send Christie across the Washington Bridge en route to federal prison, just in time for the November, 2016 election.

Even though Hillary Clinton may not be the donkey of choice for some liberals, she is still far and away preferable to Christie whose brand is irreconcilably tainted by the detestable R next to his name.

Thus, the federal government has targeted Chris Christie for a fate worse than water-boarding, as reported:

A federal grand jury is investigating NJ Governor Chris Christie’s involvement in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal and heard hours of testimony Friday from Christie press secretary Mike Drewniak.

The US Attorney in New Jersey is taking the investigation extremely seriously, and recently increased the number of investigators on the case from three to 10, sources told the Post.

Drewniak’s lawyer, Anthony Iacullo, said the aide wasn’t a target of the investigation.

“We’re here to answer questions and that’s what Michael did today,” Iacullo told ABC.

The convening of a grand jury means the “Bridgegate” probe has progressed from a preliminary inquiry into the criminal phase of the investigation.

Ex-Christie aides allegedly ordered the shutdown of two traffic lanes near the bridge last year, causing gridlock in the nearby town of Fort Lee, to retaliate against the Democratic mayor who didn’t endorse Christie in his re-election bid.

Christie’s office is also being probed by a state legislative panel.”

Many conservative Republicans regard Christie, and his moderate-to-left views, as dangerous for America and would prefer to see the Governor fighting government indictments rather than doing battle with conservative candidates for the 2016 nomination.

For such folks, the glad word to the federal grand jury is, “Happy Hunting!”

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Air Force fighter jets to assist with Super Bowl security

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This is article 120 of 129 in the topic National Security

Sunday’s Super Bowl location may become the safest place on the planet with federal, state and local law enforcement joining the U.S. intelligence community and Armed Forces to enhance public safety during the Denver Broncos-Seattle Seahawks championship football game, New Jersey police officials told the Examiner on Tuesday night.

According to Lt. Anthony Gracia of New Jersey’s North Newfield Police Department, U.S. fighter jets from the Continental United States Aerospace Defense Command Region (CONR) are aready preparing to protect the skies above and around MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands, which is the site of Super Bowl XLVII on February 2.

In fact, the air defense exercise flights in the area of the stadium are scheduled to begin at about 4:00 a.m. EST and will continue for about one-hour.

Exercise Amalgam Virgo 14-01, a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) air-defense exercise, will be conducted in the East Rutherford, N.J., area so that interagency partners can practice procedures for responding to airspace violations, according to the American Forces Press Service.

The exercise is a series of training flights in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the FBI, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Civil Air Patrol, the 601st Air and Space Operations Center, and the CONR’s Eastern Air Defense Sector.

“There are a lot of interagency partners involved in the air defense of this year’s Super Bowl,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. William H. Etter, CONR commander.

“With multiple agencies involved, coordination between all air-defense partners is crucial. This exercise allows all of the interagency partners to come together before the game to hone their air defense skills and ensure communications are working properly,” he noted.

These exercises are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure CONR’s rapid response capability, officials said. CONR has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the United States since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command’s ongoing response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, officials said in a press statement.

“On Super Bowl Sunday and every other day, the men and women of the Continental U.S. NORAD Region are on watch, making sure our skies are safe,” Etter said.

Since 9/11, CONR fighters have responded to more than 5,000 possible air threats in the United States and have flown more than 62,500 sorties with the support of Airborne Warning and Control System and air-to-air-refueling aircraft for Operation Noble Eagle, officials said.

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Christie’s Crisis

by Alan Caruba on Monday, January 13th, 2014

I watched the 107 minute press conference by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday, but I must admit that I almost fell asleep towards the end. What struck me at the time was that I had not seen anything comparable from President Obama regarding the many scandals such as Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of Tea Party and comparable groups, Benghazi, and the Obamacare debacle.

Gov. Christie didn’t just offer a prepared statement, take a few questions, and leave. He stayed on. He took full responsibility for the closing of lanes to the George Washington Bridge by over-zealous staff, announced the firing of two top aides, and promised a further investigation of what occurred and why. Then he answered a barrage of questions.

The focus on the event is the result of countless predictions that he would face Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. The Governor has become a celebrity politician as the result of his personality and dramatic reelection in a state that is heavily Democratic. He gained a lot of attention for facing down the powerful teacher’s union and addressing the state’s fiscal problems.

He also gained attention for his “style” of governance. A former U.S. District Attorney for New Jersey, he had put a lot of politicians in jail and, as Governor, often challenged those who questioned those who challenged him and showed his toughness on the issues. “I am not a bully,” he said in the press conference, but his assertive nature was, for many New Jerseyans, part of their support.

Did his staff and appointees absorb some of that “attitude”? Brigid Harrison, a professor of political science and law at Montclair State University (NJ), said, “It is not too much of a logical leap to connect the rhetoric that the governor has used with the tone of public servants in his administration, and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the disdain that is evident in these documents comes from the top down.”

Those thousands of documents, however, reveal no connection to the Governor.

Born in New Jersey, grown to maturity, and a resident here, my interest in the Governor stems in part from watching him over the many years he has been a public servant. This is the first time he has faced such a crisis and he took full responsibility. That is quite a contrast with Obama who has never taken responsibility for anything and often stated he was unaware of them until he read about it in the newspaper, something that occurred to Christie when a New Jersey daily revealed the content of emails regarding the lane closures subpoenaed by the state legislature.

I voted for Christie twice, am a registered Republican, and am politically conservative. I never voted for Obama. That doesn’t mean I have been happy with his politics that includes an antipathy toward gun ownership, an inclination to believe the environmental nonsense about global warming or some energy-related issues.

What is occurring, however, is a huge effort by the liberal mainstream press to discredit and eliminate him from being a potential Republican presidential candidate to oppose Hillary Clinton.

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