via DFP: Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights has not been charged with terrorism crime. FBI says it’s been tracking him since May, that he threatened attacks against police and church in support of ISIS
A 21-year-old Dearborn Heights man threatened terror attacks in support of ISIS with targets including police and a Detroit church with up to 6,000 members, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.
Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, has not been charged with any terrorism crime. In an affidavit filed in a criminal complaint on a weapons and marijuana charge, he’s described as being an ISIS supporter who talked about committing violent acts of terrorism, including shootings and beheadings.
In his affidavit, FBI Special Agent Alan Southard said that Abu-Rayyan had been investigated by the FBI since May.
“Since May of 2015, the FBI has been conducting an investigation of Khalil Abu-Rayyan regarding increasingly violent threats he has made to others about committing acts of terror and martydom — including brutal acts against police officers, churchgoers and others — on behalf of the foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraqi and Levant.”
A family member or attorney for Abu-Rayyan could not be reached late Friday. FBI Detroit spokeswoman Jill Washburn told the Free Press he is in custody and faces a detention hearing on Monday. He appeared in court on Thursday, said Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Eastern Michigan
The FBI had been tracking Abu-Rayyan through social media, phone conversations, and surveillance. He had two Twitter accounts on which he expressed support for ISIS, the FBI said in the complaint.
According to the affidavit in the complaint, an undercover FBI employee was communicating with Abu-Rayyan. In December, the undercover FBI employee and Abu-Rayyan had “daily conversations” that took place “over the course of several weeks,” said the affidavit.
“During these conversations, Abu-Rayyan consistently expressed support for ISIL and repeatedly expressed his desire to commit a martyrdom operation.”
According to the affidavit, Abu-Rayyan also told the undercover FBI employee: “I tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practice a lot with it. I practice reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask.”
“Abu-Rayyan said he targeted a church because, ‘it’s easy and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus, it would make the news. Everyone would’ve heard. Honestly, I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.'”
The FBI said a church that has up to 6,000 members and fits the description given by Abu-Ryyan is about half a mile from where he works.
Abu-Ryyan said he didn’t carry out the shooting because a gun he bought in October “only held six shots and he would have to keep on reloading.”
Abu-Ryyan also took photos of himself at gun ranges firing an AK-47-type and AR-15-type rifles. He “captioned one of the photos, ‘Sawhat hunting,’ ” said the affidavit.
“Sawhat is a term for Iraqis who oppose ISIL,” said the affidavit.
On Oct. 7, Detroit Police had pulled over Abu-Ryyan for speeding, finding marijuana on him and a pistol. He told police he didn’t have a concealed pistol license.
On Nov. 17, Wayne County prosecutors issued a warrant charging him with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.
On Jan. 15, he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. He faces a trial on Feb. 16 on the charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
On Jan. 21, he told the undercover FBI employee that “he wanted to kill the officer who arrested him in October.”
He told the undercover FBI employee that his trial had been delayed because the officer who arrested him was in the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
“Abu-Rayyan explained he wanted to do a martyrdom operation in the hospital, killing the police officer in the process,” said the affidavit.
On Jan. 22, he talked about having a large sword or knife in case he gets into a fight.
“Abu-Rayyan also said hearing about shootings and death makes him excited. He continued, ‘I would gladly behead people if I needed to…It is my dream to behead someone.”
Dearborn attorney Majed Moughni, who often deals with Arab-American issues, said that what Abu-Rayyan was planning to do was “terrifying …Clearly terrorism is not a joking matter. … Muslim Americans are working with law enforcement to stamp out threats to our community.”
As in other cases tied to ISIS, Abu-Rayyan used social media to communicate support for the group.
The FBI said in the affidavit that Abu-Rayyan had been using a Twitter account since at least November 2014 to retweet, like and comment “on ISIL propaganda.” The propaganda included videos of a Jordanian pilot burned alive, Christians being beheaded, and men being thrown from buildings in executions.
In his Twitter profile, Abu-Rayyan described himself as Palestinian and Muslim, according to Tweet Tunnel, which captures images of old tweets and Twitter accounts.
In November 2015, Abu-Rayyan got another Twitter account, using the same Twitter profile photo in his previous account: a photo of him standing in the driveway of his residence, his right hand raised with his index finger pointing upward.
“Raising a single index finger is a gesture commonly found in images of ISIL supporters,” the FBI said in the affidavit.
Both Twitter accounts that the FBI said Abu-Rayyan used have been suspended.
The use of Twitter by ISIS supporters has been a concern for law enforcement officials. On Friday, Twitter announced it had “suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.”
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Trump Just Uncovered How Many Illegals Obama Stopped From Being Deported And The Numbers Will Piss You Off
Obama did everything humanly possible while President to further the cause of Islam and to drive our country into the ground. He purposefully left our Southern Border vulnerable, knowing full well that ISIS terrorists and illegals were pouring into our country undeterred, where these vermin are now causing chaos in our country and putting a massive strain on our economy. Now President Trump has uncovered the unbelievable number of illegals that Obama shielded for deportation, and the number is so outrageously high, that it will no doubt piss you off.
We’ve seen the devastating effects of what happens wherever illegals are allowed to invade, just take a look at the massive crime rate in Sanctuary Cities where we’re constantly hearing stories of women being raped and murdered. President Trump is doing everything in his power to undo the damage, where he’s been dispatching ICE agents to clean up the mess, as massive deportations of illegals continue to occur. As our new President tries desperately to regain law in order of these Sanctuary Cities, Trump has just learned how many illegals Obama kept from being deported and it’s astonishingly more people than the ENTIRE population of Atlanta!
U.S. immigration officials have revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges.
The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is overwhelming the agency’s enforcement and removal department.
This week as ICE and other immigration officials reviewed successes under President Trump, a reporter asked Matthew T. Albence,executive associate director for enforcement and removal operations, if he knew the number of outstanding deportation orders. The conversation went this way:
Albence: “Ballpark is going to be around 550,000.”
Reporter: “Whoa. Why is it so high?”
Albence: “Well for a large part of the last four or five years we’ve been unable to take enforcement action against those individuals.”
Under Obama, many deportation actions were delayed starting in 2014, he said.
Even if ICE officers found one in a jail, Albence said that they were advised against seizing the illegal. “Our officers had to turn their heads and walk the other way. So that’s a large part of that problem, the fact that we couldn’t enforce the law,” he said.
And liberal judges also forgave or protected illegals, even illegal populations like several Iraqi’s in the Detroit area, some sought for murder, according to ICE.
“We need to hold liberal judges accountable,” said ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan.
And, he added, a third factor in the build up of deportation orders is because some 300 sanctuary cities refused to let ICE officers into city jails to seize illegals.
Homan said ICE plans to fight those cities and other obstructions to send a message to illegal populations that they are not safe from deportation, even if they have been in the U.S. for 10 years.
“There has to be a consequence and a deterrence to illegal activity or the illegal activity won’t stop,” said Homan.
“We’ve made a lot of headway this year, more than I’ve seen in a long time, and we’ve got to keep going down this road. We’ve got to keep momentum going,” he added.
This is absolutely alarming. How many more murderers do we have running rampant now, thanks to Hussein Obama’s lawless antics? Kate Steinle’s murder falls directly on the shoulders of mayors of these sanctuary who keep thumbing their nose at federal law by choosing to harbor illegal aliens in their cities. But unfortunately for the leadership of these sanctuary cities, they’re about to win a one way trip to federal prison, after a fed up President Trump is stepping in to put a stop to this insanity once and for all.
According to breaking reports from FOX news, there’s now a bill being introduced that would make these liberal mayors and governors pay dearly for their crimes, including huge fines and a 5-year prison sentence for any elected official accused of sheltering these illegal vermin from deportation. This is one of the most a”aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department’s threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions,” according to breaking reports from Fox News.
Muslim Migrant REFUSES To Let Cops Check His Bag, Gets BRUTAL Wake Up Call On American Law!
There was a time when immigrants came to America and felt grateful to be in this great country. That they knew that they were in a land of opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. These immigrants happily assimilated to American culture and language without batting an eye. Sadly, those days are behind us and now we have Muslim immigrants entering this country not feeling grateful, but rather entitled. They are under the assumption that they are allowed to usurp our laws and enforce their own. Well, one Muslim migrant thought that he could get away not following police orders, and quickly learned a tough lesson in respect.
The founder of Islamic Civic Association on Staten Island, Hesham El-Meligy was boarding the Staten Island Ferry when he was stopped for a bag check. Instead of El-Meligy simply obeying the random bag check this entitled Muslim decided to throw one hell of a temper tantrum. El-Meligy was eventually arrested for this absurd outburst, but then had the audacity to claim that he was singled out because he was a Muslim.
Of course, this makes absolutely no sense considering the political climate we are in today. The NYPD is extremely careful not to “racially profile” anyone in order to not find themselves sued by some social justice warrior with a camera and a blog. The reason that El-Meligy was checked was a security checkpoint and that is all. El-Meligy is just trying to make it impossible for Muslims to be stopped so that jihadists can carry out mass murder unchecked.
You can listen to El-Meligy whining here.
According to Staten Island Advance:
A religious and political activist on Staten Island claims he was placed in handcuffs, frisked and issued two summonses by NYPD officers based on the way he looks.
Hesham El-Meligy, a Muslim who was born in Egypt, was temporarily detained and searched by police at about 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George, after he refused a random bag check.
After a search of his backpack, he has issued summonses for trespassing and disorderly conduct and allowed on to the ferry, police said Thursday.
El-Meligy, the founder of the Islamic Civic Association on Staten Island and chairman of the Staten Island Libertarian Party, said he believes the bag check wasn’t so random.
He took to Facebook hours after the incident, saying he felt singled out because of his Egyptian heritage.
“I have no doubt that many (people) are in fact stopped randomly, but the manner this was done in my particular case made it feel different,” said El-Meligy.
He said there were at least five people in front of him carrying purses and backpacks when an NYPD officer walked into the crowd, extended his arm and ordered him to a table for a bag search.
“I said ‘no thank you,’ said El-Meligy. “He replied that he’s not asking me, but telling me, and I replied again, ‘no, thank you.'”
A spokeswoman for the NYPD said there are no set guidelines as to which passengers are selected, such as every fifth or tenth person.
“There’s no science to it,” said Det. Kellyann Ort. “It’s like flipping a coin.”
She said El-Meligy was not personally selected.
“Many other people had their bags checked during that same time frame.”
But El-Meligy argued police were in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The Amendment protects the right of the people against “unreasonable searches and seizures… and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause.”
NYPD policy states a passenger is not required to hand over their bag, however, they would have to find an alternate form of transportation.
A policy that El-Meligy said also is a rights violation.
“It is an infringement of my right to travel freely without molestation and due process of the law.”
Random searches of bags in the New York City subways, commuter railways and on buses were first enacted in 2005, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg as officials expressed alarm about the latest bomb incidents in the London transit system, according to a New York Times report.
Oh for crying out loud, is this guy for real?
This RANDOM check was not an infringement on his rights but a part of living in a world post-9/11. This is what is to be expected considering that Muslim terrorists were, in fact, responsible for killing 3,000 Americans in the name of Allah. Also, this had nothing to do with El-Meligy’s race and the NYPD called him out and his faux rage. The NYPD noted that “many other people had their bags checked during that same time frame,” including whites, blacks, and Hispanics.
After all the terrorist attacks we have seen happen around the world recently, having a random bag check is really not that big of a deal. And, if he does not like that then he can go back to the middle east where he belongs and leave the rest of us alone.
H/T [ Pamela Geller ]
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BREAKING: Major Dem Leader Just Arrested Outside U.S. Capitol – Prison WON’T Be Fun For Him!
It’s the end of Democrat debauchery in Washington, D.C. as the lunatic left has come out of the woodwork to inflict revenge on the man they didn’t want win the election. Despite Donald Trump being in the White House for a full year now, withstanding every attempt from the left to take him out, he’s still their president. Trump prevailed over all their attacks, yet they still haven’t stopped trying. Now, they are going to pay a price for it, especially one particularly seedy liberal leader who has just been arrested in the act outside the U.S. Capitol.
It’s not the first time that this particularly hateful Democrat has been arrested trying to impose his plans. It was only a couple months ago that he was caught outside the Trump Tower in New York City and taken into custody. However, this time, he’s getting locked up on his second time around trying to take Trump down prison isn’t going to be fun for him.
One of the most vocal immigration reform advocates came out of his hiding hole since the last time he was arrested, to double down on his depravity after Trump’s travel ban went into full effect.
From Daily Caller:
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was one of the 200 protesters arrested on the steps of the United States Capitol Wednesday afternoon.
The sitting member of Congress joined members of the Service Employee’s International Union (SEIU) as they stormed the steps of Congress to demanded action on DACA. Both chambers currently are considering a bipartisan measure to replace the order that allowed temporary protected status to illegal residents nationwide.
“Congress refuses to act, and it’s killing us,” one protester told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Union leaders on the ground declined a request for comment for the story.
If his name and angry face sound familiar, it’s because this guy can’t just seem to do his job ethically and you probably remember him from September when he was placed in handcuffs.
Prissy Holly for Freedom Daily reported about what this liberal lunatic did outside Trump’s high-rise in Manhattan after Trump ended the Obama-era DACA program.
Liberals have been completely unhinged over President Trump daring to uphold the law, where they continue to slander him as some sort of “bigoted Mexican-hating racist,” despite the fact that our president is simply putting the interests of the American people before illegals, criminals, and potential terrorists. One of the most vocal opponents to President Trump’s immigrant crackdown has been Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who made headlines several months ago for inciting acts of terrorism against President Trump, where he made a YouTube video encouraging illegals to “take to the streets and fight” and start an all-out civil war against the President.
But calling for blood and violence in the streets wasn’t quite enough for Gutierrez who has just been caught in a career-ending scandal after it was discovered what he’s been secretly doing with taxpayer dollars for YEARS.
The DC Clothesline reports that this illegal-supporting Democrat has just been caught red-handed with his grubby hands in the cookie jar and has been secretly funneling taxpayer money to both his campaign and HIS FAMILY, making them rich! Via DC Clothesline:
Gutierrez’s wife has personally profited the most, pocketing more than $300K over the last four election cycles!
The first time Soraida acted in an official capacity for the campaign, in 2010, she pulled in over $44,000 and was the top recipient of cash from the Gutierrez campaign that year.
Soraida then pocketed over $93,000 in 2012, making her the biggest beneficiary of campaign funds for the second election cycle in a row. The committee disbursed $383,848 in 2012, so Soraida’s payments constituted roughly 25 percent of all campaign expenditures.
Soraida was yet again the top beneficiary of cash from Gutierrez for Congress during the 2014 election cycle, receiving $110,000. Herman Andrew, a vendor, was the second highest-paid individual at $24,000.
Soraida has pocketed $65,000 during the 2016 election cycle to date. She has been paid a total of $312,000 from the Gutierrez for Congress campaign committee since 2010.
However, it doesn’t stop with the $300K to Gutierrez’s wife…
Gutierrez’s daughters have also benefited from their father’s campaign coffers, though nowhere near as extravagantly as the candidate and his wife.
Of course, he has nothing to worry about.
The media won’t report this because he’s a Democrat.
As the liberal meltdown continues and their lunacy parade continues to get worse, it’s only making things better for Trump’s re-election efforts in 2020. So for that, thanks, Democrats for being out of control and letting everyone know you can’t be trusted. There’s only one reason why meltdowns of this magnitude persist and that’s because they feel exposed and vulnerable that their lies and scandals that are bad for America, but good for them aren’t being kept a secret any longer. Trump should feel free to start planning his re-election parade.
h/t: [American News Hub]
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