Homegrown Terror Threats Rise in the U.S. for Third Consecutive Month

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6 arrested or convicted in August for working on behalf of ISIS

Washington Free Beacon, by Natalie Johnson, September 5, 2018:

Jihadist threats from homegrown terrorists rose for the third consecutive month, with at least six people arrested or convicted in August of attempting to launch attacks on behalf of the Islamic State and other terror networks, according to a new congressional report.

The increase in jihadist incidents from July brings to 159 the total number of cases related to homegrown terrorism across 30 states since 2013, the House Homeland Security Committee found in its monthly report on terrorism in the United States.

“Cases of homegrown Islamist extremism in the U.S. continue to be an issue of concern,” according to the committee report, which tracked the first uptick in this type of activity in June following five months of stagnation.

Last month, ISIS released a new audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, calling for more attacks in the West. If verified, the recording is the first to feature al-Baghdadi in nearly a year and disproves Russian reports that its military killed him in an airstrike in Syria.

The Pentagon recently said ISIS remains a threat and is “well positioned” to rebuild despite substantial military defeats against the group that led to the collapse of its self-proclaimed “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, has warned the group still has the capacity to conduct external operations against the United States and its allies.

On Aug. 10, a Chicago native now living in Israel was indicted for attempting to travel to join ISIS after traveling with two other people from Chicago to Egypt before reaching Turkey. Faress Muhammad Shraiteh, 21, was denied entry into Turkey, but the other two were granted entry and successfully reached ISIS.

Two weeks later, a 25-year-old man living in Florida was indicted by a grand jury for distributing information regarding explosives and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group.

At least one terror plot was foiled in Europe over the same period.

Shortly after authorities arrested a Russian citizen on suspicion of planning a terror attack in Germany on Aug. 22, an Afghan asylum seeker seriously injured two Americans in a stabbing attack in Amsterdam.

Violent extremists hoping to attack the United States from within remain a top concern for the FBI in 2018.


A sampling of terror arrests, indictments and convictions as well as other threats posed by Muslims in the U.S. during the month of August.

Creeping Sharia, September 9, 2018:

August 2018

Minnesota: Muslim gouges eyes of 74-year-old man completely out of sockets; knocks most teeth outPolice say they found 18-year-old Mahad Aziz straddling the 74-year-old victim in a pool blood.
New York: Jordanian Muslim Residing in Mexico Arrested, Smuggled At Least 6 Yemeni Muslims Into U.S.Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, 31, conspired with others to smuggle six Yemeni nationals across the Texas border and into the United States in exchange for a fee.
New Mexico: Kin of infamous imam arrested – 11 children found abused, starving at heavily-armed Islamic compoundSiraj Ibn Wahhaj and Lucas Morton — were served with the warrants while in custody at the Taos Adult Detention Center. Three women who law enforcement officials believe are the mothers of the 11 children — Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35 — were arrested.
California: Muslim convert sentenced to 15 years for Christmas Day jihad plot on Pier 39Everitt Aaron Jameson, aka Abdallah Abu Everitt Ibn Gordon Al-Amriki who planned a thwarted Christmas Day attack on Pier 39 was sentenced to 15 years in prison, authorities said Monday.
South Carolina: Muslim Teen Convicted Again, for Attempting to Join ISIS AgainZakaryia Abdin, 19, of Ladson, South Carolina, pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Colorado: Muslim refugee charged with attempted murder, held on $1M bond after shooting cop in the headThe suspect, 31-year-old Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi, is facing multiple charges including Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer, Felony Menacing, and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender.

…the Obama administration decided it’s deportation of Mr. Khammasi would also be overturned, so it reopened the case and released him from custody Nov. 7, 2016, according to a Homeland Security official.

Arizona: Islamic terrorist used refugee program to enter U.S., arrested in TucsonMohamed Abdirahman Osman, 28, and Zeinab Abdirahman Mohamed, 25, were both living in Tucson at the time of their arrest Friday.

The alleged fraudulent statements included Osman’s true name and nationality and denial of his association with members of al-Shabab, a designated terrorist organization.

California: Muslim Refugee Serving 25-Year Terrorism Sentence Gets Another 20 For Trying to Kill Prison WardenFazliddin Kurbanov admitted to using a shank he made himself to try slitting the throat of the warden at the Federal Correctional Institute-II two years earlier, federal prosecutors said.
Sacramento: Iraqi Muslim refugee arrested, a member of both al Qaida in Iraq and ISISA refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization.

Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell to the Islamic State in June 2014, according to court documents.

Texas: Death sentence for Muslim immigrant convicted of two Houston-area ‘honor killings’A Jordanian immigrant,  Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, 60, was sentenced Tuesday to death for a pair of 2012 “honor killings” that were part of an extensive plot to kill five people, including his daughter, in retribution for her leaving home, converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian.
Florida: Muslim who killed 5 in airport terror attack gets life in prison, avoids death sentenceEsteban Santiago, 28, aka “Aashiq Hammad”,  will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge ordered Friday.
North Carolina: ISIS-supporting Muslim immigrant gets 2 years prison then deportation for immigration and tax fraudThe Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a Fayetteville man connected to ISIS will serve two years in prison for attempted unlawful procurement of naturalization, and making false statements on his tax return.

Houcine Ghoul entered the United States from Tunisia in 2001. After overstaying his tourist visa, he married a citizen, whom he later divorced, to become a legal, permanent resident, the release said.

Illinois: ISIS Militant Quietly Released after FBI Intervention Resurfaces in Minimum Security JailEmad Karakrah, an ISIS operative jailed in Chicago and mysteriously released after FBI intervention, has surfaced in a minimum security prison about 165 miles south of the Windy City.
Indiana: Muslim gets 15 years for sharing info on explosives, hoped of planning jihad attack in U.S.Marlonn Hicks, 31, wore an orange jail uniform Monday in Hammond’s federal court as his parents watched him be sentenced.

“I’m not a menace to society, your honor,” Hicks said in a statement read by his attorney. “I’m not a terrorist. I’m a big teddy bear that got emotional.”

North Carolina: Muslim immigrant pleads guilty to supporting Islamic terrorist groupBasit Javed Sheikh, a native of Pakistan, pleaded guilty Wednesday in to to providing “material support and resources” to Jabhat al-Nusrah, alias for al-Qaida.
New York: Muslim charged in attempt to blow up Staten Island gas-stationFakrol Islam, caught on video, trying to set a Bulls Head gas station ablaze last week was indicted Wednesday in his hospital bed on attempted arson and other charges.
Indiana: Woman Who Married Jihadi Charged With Providing Material Support to ISISSamantha Marie Elhassani, aka Samantha Sally, 32, formerly of Elkhart, Indiana, was charged on Aug. 22, in a two count indictment with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting individuals in providing material support to ISIS.
Colorado: Muslim refugee gets 11 years for supporting Islamic terror group, will be out in less than 5A refugee from Uzbekistan,  Jamshid Muhtorov, convicted of conspiring to support a terrorist group and making plans to join the organization himself in 2012 was given an 11-year prison sentence Thursday but will receive credit for the more than six years he has been jailed in Colorado.

Dishonorable Mentions:

Wisconsin: Ripon College Rejects “9/11: Never Forget” Posters to Protect Muslim’s FeelingsRipon administrators will not allow the Ripon Young Americans for Freedom to hang the flyers as part of their work to remember the victims of September 11 or other victims of radical Islamist terrorism.
NYPD Muslim cop used to tout diversity busted for forcible touching, sexual abuse after groping sergeant’s wifeOfficer Tauseef Malik, 27, of Brooklyn’s 72nd Precinct was charged with two counts of forcible touching, two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of harassment for the Thursday night incident and suspended, the NYPD said.

“The NYPD is trying to keep [it] quiet so not to tarnish the smoker and that Malik is one of the poster boys for Islamic cops in the 72nd Precinct.”

Houston: No jail time for Muslim immigrant doctor found guilty of raping hospitalized female patientA Houston jury Thursday convicted a former Baylor College of Medicine physician, Shafeeq Sheikh, of raping a woman who had been hospitalized at Ben Taub Hospital for an acute asthma attack in 2013.

The jury five women and seven men sentenced Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh, a former Baylor College of Medicine resident, to 10 years on probation for raping the patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for an acute asthma attack.

UC Berkeley suspends Muslim professor after ‘pattern of sexual harassment’UC Berkeley has suspended a renowned architecture professor for three years without pay for sexually harassing a graduate student and abusing his power for personal gain, The Chronicle has learned.

Professor Nezar AlSayyad “engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment that created a hostile environment,”


And the sharia made great strides in America – in the courts, in big technology, and at the voting polls. It’s only going to get worse.
Georgia: Muslim has sentence overturned after terror-linked CAIR accused female judge of anti-Islamic biasMastercard Enforces Sharia, Forces Jihad Watch Off of Patreon

Man in Georgia gets 2 years prison – above fed guideline – for mosque threats; Muslim in Texas gets 18 months for joining ISIS

Michigan: Muslims were giving voters rides to the polls to elect sharia candidates

These are just a sampling of cases we know about and have highlighted this month.  There are more.

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