United States: Muslima Says She Will Sue Army Over Hijab

From Jihad Watch:
Though her MEO complaint was reportedly found to be ‘unsubstantiated,’ Valdovinos told the publication she now intends to take legal action against the U.S. Army for infringing upon her First Amendment rights by violating her freedom of religion. However, according to a statement from Valdovinos’s brigade officer that was obtained by Yahoo!, a commander’s inquiry into her allegations was found to have ‘concluded that the senior non-commissioned officer acted appropriately by enforcing the proper wear of the hijab, in compliance with Army Regulations.'”

So an inquiry determined that her claims were unfounded, and she is suing anyway.

Armies have uniforms to avoid this sort of thing. The idea of a uniform is to signify that various individuals are submitting — voluntarily, it’s a volunteer army — to a common purpose, and putting aside their differences in the service of a greater unity. Is Cesilia Valdovinos doing that? It’s noteworthy that we have seen Muslims claiming victim status many times before, and making false claims about being mistreated or brutalized: victimhood is a big business these days, and brings the victim many perks. Is that what we are seeing here?

“Muslim soldier says she will sue Army for allegedly forcing her to remove hijab,” by Aris Folley, The Hill, April 3, 2019:
A Muslim soldier said she is preparing to sue the U.S. Army after her command sergeant major allegedly forced her to remove her hijab in front of others.

Sgt. Cesilia Valdovinos, a member the 704th Brigade Support Battalion who converted to Islam in 2016, told Yahoo! in a recent interview that her brigade commander, Col. David Zinn, granted her permission in June to wear a hijab while in uniform.

But Valdovinos told the publication that from that time forward, she experienced “extremely hateful” behavior because of her religion.

“I got called a ‘terrorist.’ I got called ‘ISIS.’ I hear comments that I’m the reason why 9/11 happened,” Valdovinos told Yahoo!. “There’s a lot of anger and animosity.”

Valdovinos said she filed a complaint with the military’s Equal Opportunity Office last month, however, after her command sergeant major allegedly pulled her out of rank and ordered her to remove her head covering in front of her colleagues.

“I felt embarrassed and religiously raped in a sense,” Valdovinos said in an email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), a nonprofit advocacy organization that is currently representing her, according to Yahoo!.

“My religious preference is only to unveil in front of my husband in the comfort of my own home,” she continued.

With the help of MRFF, Valdovinos reportedly filed an official complaint with the Military Equal Opportunity Office (MEO) over the incident shortly thereafter.

In the complaint, Valdovinos reportedly alleges she was removed from her post as a “culinary arts specialist” because of her “religious preference to not handle pork” and claims she was referred to as “the girl with the hood” by her sergeant, among a number of other incidents, according to Yahoo.

Though her MEO complaint was reportedly found to be “unsubstantiated,” Valdovinos told the publication she now intends to take legal action against the U.S. Army for infringing upon her First Amendment rights by violating her freedom of religion.

However, according to a statement from Valdovinos’s brigade officer that was obtained by Yahoo!, a commander’s inquiry into her allegations was found to have “concluded that the senior non-commissioned officer acted appropriately by enforcing the proper wear of the hijab, in compliance with Army Regulations.”…

MMA Fighter Threatened Over Islam Comments

From Jihad Watch:
A little over a week ago, Conor McGregor was announcing his retirement from “the sport formally known as Mixed Martial Art.” Theories were formulated as to why “The Notorious” came up with the decision, but many of his fellow fighters refuse to take him seriously.

McGregor has been active on Twitter as of late, hurling insults at rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. The trade of tirades had gone severe, that even UFC president Dana White commented on how the rift between the two had already escalated to a level that is unacceptable.

Khabib went on social media to warn McGregor about his statements towards Islam.

UK: Uber Bars London Driver Who Canceled Rides For JEws

From The JC:
Uber has barred a London driver from the app after two men claimed he cancelled their requested trip because he “doesn’t take Jews”.

The driver, identified to his passengers as “Ahmad”, was booked for a journey in Wembley on Monday afternoon by Sam Adler and his business partner.

“We were standing by the High Road in Wembley, and the guy drove past and said ‘just dropping off a passenger, I’m coming back’”, Mr Adler told the JC.

Mr Adler said he believed the driver then noticed that the two men waiting were wearing kippahs, because he said the driver subsequently “turned around, and as he drove past us, said ‘I don’t take Jews’. Then he hightailed it, just pegged it.”

Screenshots of the booked journey, seen by the JC, show the driver then cancelled the booking via the app.

In a statement to the JC, an Uber spokesperson said that the behaviour was “totally unacceptable” and that the company “does not tolerate any form of discrimination.

“As soon as we are made aware of these situations we remove a driver’s access from the app and report them to the Metropolitan Police.”

Uber had told Mr Adler the situation was being “handled as a priority”, confirming they had “the full details of the partner-driver, trip and rider on our systems, so that we can immediately investigate any concerns raised”.

However, they declined to provide Mr Adler with any compensation when he asked, telling him: “We would never want to minimise an experience like you describe by putting an arbitrary monetary value on the situation.

“What may be one value to an individual may be different to another – it is just not possible to calculate.”…

Palestinian Muslim Opens Passenger Door Of Israeli’s Car, Attempts To Stab Teenage Girl In Passenger Seat

From Yeshiva World:
B’chasdei Hashem, yet another attempted stabbing attack was averted by the quick actions of a civilian driver, Yehoshua Sherman of Elon Moreh, who shot and critically wounded the terrorist, who died a short time later in Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah.

The attempted attack occurred at about 8:40 AM Wednesday morning at Chawarah Junction, south of Shechem. The terrorist, armed with a knife, opened the door of a private vehicle passing through the area, trying to attack the passenger seated in the front of the car. The driver, Yehoshua, the father of the teenage girl in the passenger seat, pulled his pistol and fired at the terrorist, critically wounding him.

The attack occurred on Route 60, the primary north-south vehicular route in Shomron, as the residents of the ‘Gav HaHar’ communities including Har Bracha are required to drive thorough the Arab village of Chawarah to and from their homes.

“I was on my way to work at the party office and was driving from Elon Moreh towards Tapuah,” Sherman told TPS. “At Beytot Junction, a terrorist carrying a knife jumped on my car, and tried to open one of the doors. I got out, and while the terrorist was trying to go around the car to approach me, I shot and neutralized him…..

France: Muslim Terrorist Wanted To Murder Jews In Nursery

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From Algemeiner:
French media outlets revealed on Wednesday that a man who described himself as the “heir of Mohamed Merah” — the Islamist terrorist who murdered three young children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse in March 2012 — was arrested by security agents last week on suspicion of plotting his own terrorist attack against a school.

Broadcaster BFM TV reported that the man was seized in the Seine-et-Marne region near Paris on March 25 while attempting to obtain weapons. According to police, the man had been planning an attack on children at a nursery school, apparently following the example set by his hero, Merah. A second man was also arrested on charges of complicity.

During his interrogation by police officers, the main suspect, a 21-year-old, told police that he saw himself as Merah’s “heir.” He admitted that he had picked out a school as his target, and that his plan had been to kill some children and take others hostage, with the goal of dragging police into a gun battle. The man was subsequently charged on March 29 and remains in custody…

Mohamed Merah himself was an Algerian-born French citizen who had trained with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Between March 11-15, 2012, Merah embarked on a shooting rampage in the cities of Montauban and Toulouse, murdering three French soldiers and seriously wounding another. On March 19, he launched a gun attack on the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse, murdering Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, who taught at the school, together with his two sons, six-year-old Aryeh and three-year-old Gabriel. Merah then grabbed another child, eight-year-old Miriam Monsonego, and shot her through the head before escaping. Following a 30 hour siege at his apartment building in which six agents were wounded, Merah was shot dead by a police tactical unit on March 22, 2o12.

Muslim Who Tried To Kill Two Jewish Men In L.A. Outside Synagogue Had Researched NYC Terrorism

From the L.A. Times:
The Seattle man accused of trying to run over two Jewish men outside a Los Angeles synagogue last year in what prosecutors allege was a hate-fueled attack had previously researched a New York City terror act in which a vehicle was used to kill pedestrians, a detective testified in court Wednesday.

Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, 33, had searched online for information about a November 2017 terrorist attack that left eight people dead in lower Manhattan less than a day before he barreled his car toward two Jewish men outside Congregation Bais Yehuda late last year, according to Los Angeles Police Det. Easley De Larkin, who was testifying at a preliminary hearing in Mohamed’s case.

On Nov. 23, police said, Mohamed drove into an intersection near the synagogue as a number of people were leaving a Friday night service. He began to curse at the congregants and made anti-Semitic remarks while driving past, before attempting to run them down near La Brea and Oakwood avenues, police said.

The two men escaped unharmed. Mohamed tried to flee but was arrested after crashing his car a short time later.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Deborah S. Brazil ordered Mohamed to stand trial on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with hate crime allegations during the 90-minute hearing. Prosecutors have contended he specifically targeted Jewish victims.

Mohamed is acting as his own attorney. Relatives who were in the courtroom left without commenting Wednesday. He has pleaded not guilty, and his family previously provided The Times with medical records showing he suffered from schizophrenia. They denied he held any ill will toward the Jewish community.

Police had initially expressed concern about the similarities between the incident outside the synagogue and other terrorist attacks around the globe that have involved the use of vehicles to ram pedestrians. A search of Mohamed’s cellphone revealed he had reviewed information about the Manhattan attack — in which a 29-year-old man drove a rental vehicle onto a riverfront bike path in New York City, killing eight people and injuring a dozen more — less than 24 hours before he arrived outside the Hancock Park synagogue, De Larkin said.

De Larkin testified that Mohamed had also searched for information about the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks prior to the incident. An “anti-Semitic pamphlet” that De Larkin described as “involving Jews and the entertainment industry and something needing to be done about it” was also found during a search of Mohamed’s Seattle residence, De Larkin said.

The missive, titled “A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby,” was written by Mark Weber….

Police recovered a copy of the Koran and a 13-inch-long “buck knife” in Mohamed’s car after the November 2018 incident, according to De Larkin, who noted the similarities between that discovery and other vehicle attacks in which suspects have exited a crashed car and used a firearm or blade to attack injured victims….

Mohamed’s relatives said last year he was in dire need of mental health treatment, not a trial….

Mohamed is a U.S. citizen who entered the country as a refugee in the early 1990s with his family as they fled a civil war in Somalia, a relative told The Times last year. The relative spoke on condition of anonymity to protect their privacy….

Montana: Albanian National Sought To Join ISIS

From NBC:
BOZEMAN, Mont. — An Albanian national who talked about joining ISIS and attacking random people to avenge a shooting at a New Zealand mosque was arrested at a gun range in Montana, authorities said Thursday.

Fabjan Alameti, 21, appeared before a U.S magistrate judge Thursday on charges of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance and making false statements involving international and domestic terrorism.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch ordered him detained for further proceedings.

Alameti’s federal public defender, John Rhodes, did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.

The FBI had been tracking Alameti since he made pro-ISIS comments on Facebook in 2018, FBI Special Agent Matthew Duermeier said in a sworn statement filed with the court.

Starting in January of this year, Alameti spoke with a federal informant about fighting with the terrorist organization in Iraq and plotting an attack in the U.S. against a military facility, recruitment center, government building, “gay club” or Jewish temple, Duermeier said.

But Alameti also later said he would not carry out an attack on U.S. soil because the country had granted him citizenship, the FBI agent’s statement said.

Alameti told the informant he moved from his home in the Bronx to Bozeman last month because he hated his life in New York City, he was having family issues and he had a job interview in Montana, where it was easier to buy a gun, Duermeier said.

Alameti was traveling to Montana by bus on March 15 when a gunman opened fire in a Christchurch mosque and killed 50 people.

He asked the federal informant to send him a link to the video of the shooting because it would fuel him. “I will attack random people to avenge the blood,” Alameti told the informant, according to Duermeier….

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UK Court Sentences Muslim Iranian Seeker Who Killed Wife For Converting To Christianity

From Daily Caller:
A U.K. court sentenced a Muslim Iranian asylum seeker to jail Thursday for stabbing his wife to death, in part for her conversion to Christianity.

Iranian asylum seeker Dana Abdullah stabbed Avan Najmadiein, his estranged wife and 32-year-old mother of four, 50 times in October and left her to die after discovering that she refused to support his application to stay in the U.K., according to the BBC.

Abdullah, 35, returned illegally to the U.K. after being deported in 2013 for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and he previously threatened to kill his wife because she “dishonored” him by converting to Christianity, authorities said.

“It does show that you are not someone of good character and, having been deported for that matter, you chose to come back into this country illegally and have committed this very serious crime,” Judge Michael Chambers said of Abdullah, according to Premier.

Chambers also lambasted Abdullah for the callous and brutal nature of his crime.

“This was, on any view, a planned and pre-meditated murder involving a brutal and sustained attack using a knife – knowing full well that it would deprive four children under the age of eight of their mother,” Chambers said.

Chambers sentenced Abdullah to a minimum of 18 years and one month in prison.

Detective Victoria Downing characterized Abdullah as “an arrogant and controlling man,” asserting that he killed Najmadiein because he resented her rejection, her refusal to support his application and her conversion to Christianity.

Abdullah murdered Najmadiein with a kitchen knife at her home on Oct. 1, 2018, tried to set her kitchen ablaze in an attempt to erase evidence, then fled, initially to Liverpool, England, and then to Glasgow, Scotland. Authorities discovered Najmadiein’s body at her home when she failed to pick her children up from school. All of her children were under the age of eight at the time.

Abdullah turned himself in to police in Glasgow, but admitted only to being a “failed asylum-seeker” at the time.

Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said the violent persecution of those who convert to another religion from Islam is widespread in the U.K.

“We recently wrote a report for the hate crime inquiry on Islamophobia so that we could show the other side of the coin, where much of the persecution of apostates in this country is based on a real hatred for those who quit Islam,” Chowdhry told Premier….

Hamas: Israel Will Evacuate The Whole Country

But Israel is the problem, according to the mainstream.

From Arutz 7:
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar warned Israel that “if the Strip is dragged into war, Israel will suffer. It won’t evacuate just the towns bordering Gaza, but also Ashdod, Ashkelon, and even Tel Aviv.”

“Our fingers are still on the trigger, and they’ll stay there in order to protect the Palestinian nation. Hamas will be a sword and shield for the Palestinian people.”

On Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority’s Al-Quds newspaper reported that the various local factions – headed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad – ordered their members to cease using explosives along Gaza’s border with Israel.

The report also claimed that the nightly demonstrations, as well as sending explosive and incendiary balloons into Israel….

Later, Israel will agree to allow the Qatari money into Gaza. The funds are intended to improve Gaza’s water, sewage, and electricity infrastructure.