EGYPT – Amr Khaled – TELEVANGELIST – An opportunist, an ACTOR and a fake – There’s a lot of money in that gig.

February 26, 2011

This guy is just another opportunist.  Or maybe not.  See, he’s worked for the Brits doing all sorts of appearances for Muslims in the UK.

Amr Khaled, Media presenter; founder and chairman of the Right Start Foundation International, Birmingham

Moderator: Manal Omar, Oxfam, Oxford

http://www.women-without-borders.org/events/39

 

 

The chairman of Right Start Foundation International. The New York Times Magazine, in reference to Khaled’s popularity in Arab countries, described him in its April 30, 2006 issue as “the world’s most famous and influential Muslim televangelist.” Amr Khaled has recently been chosen as number 13 of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine

Amr Khaled Message of Hope

Amr Khaled does not fit the image most people have of a MuslimCleric, neither in looks, dressing style or preaching style.

http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=14599

So, if this guy doesn’t fit the “MUSLIM” criteria, what makes anyone think that he will be accepted.

Or maybe it’s just that the people in EGYPT need something to come and cling to and Islam is already there just not well organized.  Well, what better way for England to get their feet in the door, than to establish Islam, which is a TYRANNY and something they are trying to establish with the ONE WORLD RELIGION of COMMUNISM (they call it socialism but that’s just Symantec )

 

 

Muslim television preacher returns to Egypt

 

 

February 26th, 2011
12:57 PM ET
Muslim television preacher returns to Egypt

Amr Khaled urged youth to practice peaceful coexistence and be tolerant of different cultures and ideas.

 

By Lauren E. Bohn, Special to CNN

As Egyptians returned to Tahrir Square to push for the realization of more political demands, one of the world’s most influential Muslim television preachers delivered his first address in Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak left office.

“I don’t have a stronger message than this: Kill yourself working for Egypt,” Amr Khaled told a crowd of thousands.

Khaled traveled to Sohag, a poor governorate in Upper Egypt, for the first time to deliver lectures. He announced the launch of a microfinance project and literacy and politic awareness campaigns.

Hagar Ashraf, 15, said it was the best day of her life. “It’s the first time to see him. I always saw him on television talking about hope,” she said. ‘That’s why I love him. Just hope. Nothing more.”

<Hope. —- I “hope” that you are not raped and beaten by your husband under SHARIAH.  I wonder if you want CHANGE too?  Are you being beaten now?  Maybe.  In that case my hope is that you get out of EGYPT and get help.  Shariah is coming.  If this is your HOPE, then I HOPE that you are out of the line of fire. POOR LITTLE GIRL.  She has no clue.  I wonder if she’s been circumcised?  >

Heralded by many in the West as a voice of Islamic moderation, Khaled urged youth to practice peaceful coexistence and be tolerant of different cultures and ideas.

<Islam does this sooo well.  We see example of great tolerance in SUDAN and the IVORY coast.     \sarc.>

“The world is opening up for all of us,” he said.

It certainly is for Khaled who was one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2007. He has been banned from speaking in his native Egypt for the past eight years.

Khaled’s trademark brand of “faith-based development” and massive popularity among the nation’s young and restless was a thorn in the side of Mubarak’s regime. He was forced to leave Egypt several times as critics worried he was inspiring youth not only to change their lives, but also the regime. He returned to Cairo on January 28 to show his support for the revolution that wound up sweeping Mubarak from power.

“Blood has started to run in Egyptians’ veins,” he said. “I’m using all this energy and opportunity to, insha’allah, inspire youth to dedicate their lives to improving Egypt.”

Despite efforts made by Mubarak’s regime, the sharp-suited 43-year-old has turned into a celebrity over the years. Khaled was greeted with crowds, gifts and requests for autographs on his early morning flight and on Sohag’s dusty side streets.

Sohag and Nile - Sohag, Egypt

<the side streets may be “dusty,” but what isn’t when you live in arid places.  It’s part of living there.  The place looks VERY nice to me.  I lived in NY half my life, so this is pretty nice in comparison. >

Youth jumped on Khaled’s car as he left his lecture in the town’s square. They all wanted a piece of a man they say has inspired them not only to be better Muslims, but better people.

Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported that Facebook users from Egypt created 32,000 groups and 14,000 pages during the revolution; the page with the most fans from Egypt was Khaled’s.

With almost unparalleled popularity among youth in Egypt’s newly democratic space, many have questioned whether Khaled will run for a political position in the country’s future government.

“Why not? All the options now are open,” he said, adding that he’d only do so if it would “improve the renaissance” rather than simply ride the wave of the revolution.

Abodoma Fathy Mohammed, a 21-year-old medical student, joined Khaled’s Life Makers branch in Sohag a few years ago and says Khaled’s foray into politics would naturally extend the “amount of people he’s changed like me,” adding,  “you need government and not just NGOs for development.”

<I hope that she realizes that her daughters, under Islam will NEVER be educated.  See Sudan,  Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan for reference.  Only the very rich have educated girls, but Egypt doesn’t have the  HISTORY or RICHES for Muslims.  It may become something like Somalia even.  They don’t realize this yet.  >

Khaled shuffled through Sohag meeting with community leaders, including priests and Sohag’s governor. According to Khaled’s team, some signs showed business might return to usual earlier this week as security forces and local government, worried about continued workers’ strikes and demonstrations in the poor governorate, told Khaled and his team they couldn’t come to Sohag.

“We simply went ahead anyway,” said Gamal Al Etribi, head of Life Makers in Egypt. “It’s still the mind of the old government, but hopefully the power (of the revolution) will change this.”

Ayman, 40, hopes so. “We have a large amount of ignorance in Sohag. It’s a village system, and we suffer a lot,” he said, making ‘asab, a sugar-cane juice in his store across the square where Khaled delivered a lecture after Friday’s prayer. “We need people like him to come here.”

A few streets down, Salafis gathered at Al Haq mosque to listen to a lecture by another formerly censored figure, the prominent Salafi Sheikh Yasser Borhamy from Alexandria. A critic of the former government, Borhamy’s website (salafvoice.com) had been shut down by Mubarak’s regime in the past.

“Look, they have different points of view, different than Khaled’s maybe,” said Life Maker Hassam Marey. “But after all, we are all Muslims. It’s just a matter of applications. We are all brothers.”

Though an accountant-turned-preacher, youth like Heba El Said, 23, say Khaled has been an inspirational spiritual leader.

“Amr Khaled advises us and speaks to our hearts. He doesn’t give us orders on what I should or shouldn’t do,” she said. “I like, no, I love Amr Khaled and his way to discuss, his way to develop, his way to change.”

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/26/muslim-television-preacher-returns-to-egypt/?hpt=T2


Arizona – Scottsdale – Muslim infidel doctor warns about Muslims and Islam

February 26, 2011

This guy better get ready to have to fight off some jihadi’s and have a Fatwa cast against him.

Sad.  These people STILL don’t get it.  Even when the entire Muslim world tells them that they will be “cast out to the sea”,  they will still stand their ground saying – Well, you see, SEA is not taken literally……. blah blah blah

Suicidal!

 

 

Anxiety on all sides of upcoming House hearing on radicalization of U.S. Muslims

 

Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 26, 2011; 5:31 PM

 

Zuhdi Jasser leads the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. So far, he is the only non-lawmaker on the witness list for the House hearings.

In some ways, Zuhdi Jasser doesn’t match the profile of the typical Muslim American. He’s an active Republican who has supported U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, advocates for Israel and says his faith harbors “an insidious supremacism.”

Yet the prominent Scottsdale, Ariz., doctor is the face of American Islam for a Capitol Hill moment. Other than members of Congress, Jasser is the only witness New York Rep. Peter T. King has identified so far forhis upcoming hearings on the radicalization of U.S. Muslims.

 

King, the Long Island Republican who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, has called the hearings to start March 9. Although he initially spoke out to promote them, his decision in recent weeks to lie low (he declined to comment for this article) and to keep the witness list and precise questions quiet reflects the complexities of debating the problem, experts say.

Should the hearings focus strictly on hard data about American Muslim cooperation with law enforcement? Should they explore whether American foreign policy helps breed radicalism? Can a congressional hearing in a secular nation explore whether Islam needs a reformation?

<Who are these people to REFORM anything?  Who would listen to them?  >

 

That final point is the core tenet of Jasser, a father of three, Navy veteran and a former doctor to Congress.

Through his nonprofit group, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, he debates other Muslims and appears on mostly conservative media to press Muslim leaders to aggressively oppose a “culture of separatism.” He wants clerics to disavaow scripture that belittles non-Muslims and women and to renounce a role for Islam in government.

<NO one is going to listen to this infidel.  That is what he is going to wind up being called.  If he’s not laughed out, then he’ll be on the JIHAD list or a FATWA proclaimed against him.  >

As the only non-legislator name King has announced he will call, Jasser is drawing a lopsided amount of attention.

~ might one ask where are all the Christians in Arabia ~ we know full well where they are ~ jailed or buried. “]King will have a separate panel of congressional witnesses, and he has said he will call Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). The Democrats on the committee will call Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has disputed King’s contention that Muslims don’t cooperate with law enforcement.

With a mostly top-secret list and the first hearing in a few days, anxiety is building among Muslim Americans and national security experts alike. Although some hope that it will improve dialogue, others fear it could set off more prejudice.

National security people “are holding their breath that it doesn’t explode. I’ve heard that from people on all sides,” said Juan C. Zarate, a senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former security adviser to President George W. Bush.

 

Juan Carlos Zarate, left, with Paul Simons of State, is Townsend's deputy and is charged with handling the National Security Council's terrorism portfolio.

Juan Carlos Zarate, left, with Paul Simons of State, is Townsend's deputy and is charged with handling the National Security Council's terrorism portfolio.

<Prior to working at the Treasury Department, he served as a prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Terrorism and Violent Crime Section, where he worked on terrorism cases, including the USS Coleinvestigation. — http://csis.org/expert/juan-carlos-zarate COLE was never avenged.  This, act of WAR, was never brought to justice.  NOW you know why…… This guy!>

Muslim leaders initially lobbied for King to halt hearings but are now are debating whether to try to get on the witness list. Long-standing critics of Muslim American organizations have blasted King for including “apologists” such as Ellison, one of two Muslims elected to Congress. Some national security experts say King’s plan could exacerbate terrorism overseas by making U.S. Muslims appear persecuted, while others say King’s reputation for criticizing Muslims makes him a problematic moderator. Others say King has needlessly courted controversy.

“The U.S. government should investigate domestic Islamist radicalization,” Daniel Pipes, the Middle East Forum director who has written extensively on the threat posed by radical Islamists, said in an e-mail. “Unfortunately, Rep. Peter King has proven himself unsuited for this important task, as shown by the gratuitous controversy he has generated over the mere selection of witnesses.”

Into the void comes Jasser, who sits on the board of a nonprofit group that made twocontroversial films about the dangers of radical Islam. The Clarion Fund says on its Web site that the growth of the American Muslim population “is raising eyebrows from sea to shining sea. . . . And if you think that a growing Muslim population cannot threaten America, just look at Europe.”

The former head of the American Medical Association’s Arizona chapter, Jasser is the personal physician to prominent Arizonans (including former congressman J.D. Hayworth). Despite his work on conservative causes, Jasser says he has walked out of his mosque when politicians were brought in to speak.

Jasser has always been affiliated with a local mosque, and briefly served as a spokesman for the Islamic Center of North East Valley in Scottsdale, where his children attend classes. He was involved in interfaith work in Phoenix, where some activists say he is an outlier among Muslims.

So what expertise or constituency justifies this medical doctor being the only non-congressman King has named? “A lifetime of practicing my faith,” he said in a telephone interview.

To Heather Hurlburt, executive director of the National Security Network, a progressive foreign policy think tank, Jasser’s resume lacks any community leadership roles, any policy or academic expertise.

“These aren’t people who we normally expect the policy process to produce,” she said.

King faced criticism as soon as he announced in December that he’d hold hearings on the threat of homegrown terrorism from Muslims.

Faith leaders, Muslim American organizations, the ranking Democrat on the committee – Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson – and some law enforcement leaders challenged the idea that Muslims should be the focus.

The subject is fraught with sensitivities on all sides. Some are horrified at Islam being singled out while others want to make sure the religious aspect of terrorism is not ignored. The potential for giving offense has led to some clunky language. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), who conducted 14 hearings on everything from Internet radicalization to the Fort Hood, Tex., shootings without major controversy, said it was exploring “homegrown terrorism and domestic radicalization inspired by violent Islamist extremism.”

Zarate, who praises Jasser as “fantastic” because he offers an alternative, non-institutional voice, said the hearings could do damage if they create a sense that there is a divide between Muslim organizations and mainstream America.

“It would be a shame if the hearings didn’t move the debate the country is having, both on how to combat violent extremism and also on Islamophobia.”

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/26/AR2011022600330.html

 


Wisc. Protesters Establish Foothold in State Capitol

February 25, 2011

It’s too bad that they don’t realize that THEY are the ESTABLISHMENT

 

This hankers to the once criticizment of ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM

Maybe it’s time to remember some old concepts.

Wisc. Protesters Establish Foothold in State Ca…, posted with vodpod

 


Libya – “Either I rule you or I kill you.”- Isn’t that the “choice” in most tyrannies?

February 25, 2011

 

Libyan ambassador’s translation of Qaddafi: ‘I rule you or I kill you.’

Posted By Colum Lynch Friday, February 25, 2011 – 7:20 PM

 

Europeans powers introduced a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would impose a range of military and financial sanctions against President Muammar al-Qaddafi, his sons Saif and Mutassim, and his inner circle, and authorize the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into possible war crimes during a bloody government crackdown on protesters demanding end to Qaddafi’s 41 year rule.

Italy, Libya, Malta ministers to meet on illegal migrants, oil

The British led-initiative came as Libya’s U.N. envoy, Abdurraham Mohamed Shalgam, broke ranks with the regime in an emotional address before the 15-nation council. Shalgam accused his longtime friend and mentor of giving the Libyan people the grim choice: “Either I rule you or I kill you.”

 

UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-Moon with Carlsberg CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen

UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-Moon with Carlsberg CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen

 

Shalgam appealed to the council to intervene urgently to stop the continuing bloodshed, saying “I hope that within hours, not days, they can do something effective and tangible to stop” the killing. Shalgam said he believed Gaddafi’s downfall was imminent and that his passage would mark a major turning point in the Middle East, ending an era of dictatorial rule.”I tell my brother Gaddafi leave the Libyan people alone,” said before breaking into tears and embracing other Arab ambassadors and the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

Ban provided a chilling briefing to the council on events on the ground in Libya, citing “credible and consistent” reports that Qaddafi’s supporters were opening fire on civilians as they left their homes, conducting door to door searches for protesters, and entering hospitals to kill wounded civilians. He said that more than 1,000 Libyans have already been killed.

“The violence must stop,” Ban told the council. “Those responsible for so brutally shedding the blood of innocents must be punished. It is time for the Security Council to consider concrete actions. The hours and the days ahead will be decisive for Libyans and their country.

After his speech, the council went into closed-door meetings to consider a Security Council resolution drafted by Britain after discussion with the United States, France, Germany and Portugal. The draft statement calls for the imposition of a comprehensive arms embargo on Libya, and proposes a set of targeted sanctions, including a travel ban and asset freeze, against Qaddafi, and about 20 relatives and members of his inner circle. The draft would also invite the International Criminal Court to carry out an investigation into war crimes in Libya during the latest turmoil.

It remained unclear whether Russia and China would block an international investigation. The draft resolution “calls for an immediate end to the violence and for steps to address the legitimate demands of the populations.” It also calls upon the Libyan government to “act with restraint,” provide “safe passage” to aid workers and medical supplies, lift “restrictions” on the media, and “ensure the safety of all foreign nationals and facilitate the departure of those wishing to leave the country.”

France’s U.N. ambassador, Gerard Araud, said that there is broad support in the council for the imposition of military, financial and travel sanctions. But he said the council has not achieved agreement on the proposal to authorize the ICC to investigate crimes. The council’s experts will meet again at 9 am on Saturday to resume negotiations, and hold a more formal session of the Security Council at 11. Araud said he hope the council could adopt the resolution by tomorrow afternoon.

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http://turtlebay.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/02/25/qaddafi_s_ultimatum_i_rule_you_or_i_kill_you


Maryland – University of Maryland, College Park may have the malaria antidote.

February 25, 2011

 

 

The US may have schools that are waning in their aptitude, but how is it that we keep coming up with the most advanced breakthroughs for the worst of Killers

Is there an antidote for political correctness?  Is there one for ISLAM?

Infectious diseases have been used as weapons.  Why is there a cure now? or even the potential

Genetically modified fungi kill malaria-causing parasites in mosquitoes

NIH-funded study finds way to reduce transmission of malaria to humans

Spraying malaria-transmitting mosquitoes with a genetically modified fungus can kill the malaria parasite without harming the mosquito, potentially reducing malaria transmission to humans, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, the study was led by Raymond J. St. Leger, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Field infection of jackfruit fruit borer with Metarhizium anisopliae on: (a) jackfruit severely infested with jackfruit fruit borer (b) immature larvae on the fruit surface (c) larvae inside the tunnel in infested fruit tissues.

 

An estimated 225 million malaria cases occur worldwide annually, resulting in about 781,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Although the disease is present in 106 countries around the world, most cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Treating bed nets and indoor walls with insecticides is the main prevention strategy in developing countries, but the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria are slowly becoming resistant to these insecticides, rendering them less effective.

“Because mosquitoes increasingly are evolving to evade the malaria control methods currently in use, NIAID-supported scientists are testing new, innovative ways to prevent malaria that we hope can be developed into tools that will be effective for years to come,” says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

 

One of these new strategies is killing Anopheles mosquitoes by spraying them with the naturally occurring fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae. Previous studies have found that this method nearly eliminates disease transmission when mosquitoes are sprayed soon after acquiring the malaria parasite. However, this strategy is not sustainable in the long term. If treating mosquitoes with the fungus kills them before they have a chance to reproduce and pass on their susceptibility to the spray, mosquitoes resistant to the fungus, which would reproduce normally, will soon become predominant and the spray will no longer be effective.

Because of this, Dr. St. Leger and colleagues tried a more focused approach. Rather than developing fungi that rapidly kill the mosquito, they genetically modified M. anisopliae to block the development of the malaria parasite in the mosquito.

Eleven days after feeding on blood infected by the malaria parasite, mosquitoes were divided into three groups and either sprayed with naturally occurring M. anisopliae fungi, sprayed with genetically modified M. anisopliae fungi or not sprayed at all. Two weeks after exposing the mosquitoes to the malaria parasite, the researchers looked for the parasite on the salivary glands of mosquitoes in each of the three groups.

life cycle of malaria parasite - Click to enlarge

Compared with the other treatments, the modified M. anisopliae significantly reduced parasite development. The malaria parasite was found on the salivary glands of just 25 percent of the mosquitoes sprayed with the transgenic fungi, compared with 87 percent of those sprayed with the naturally occurring strain and 94 percent of unsprayed mosquitoes. The transgenic strain also reduced the density of parasites on the mosquitoes’ salivary glands by more than 95 percent compared with the unmodified strain.

“The genes added to the transgenic fungi prevent the parasite from binding to the salivary glands of mosquitoes, so when a mosquito bites a human, the parasite is not transmitted,” explains Adriana Costero-Saint Denis, Ph.D., of NIAID’s Vector Biology Program (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/vector/Pages/Default.aspx).

The researchers then used a model to estimate how well each fungus strain would reduce malaria transmission, and found that compared with the wild-type strain, the transgenic strain could reduce transmission to humans by fivefold, if not more.

“Our principal aim now is to get this technology into the field,” says Dr. St. Leger. “We also would like to test some additional fungal variants to make sure we have the optimized malaria-blocking pathogen,” he adds. Although they do not expect this technology to affect the environment any differently than the wild-type strain, the study authors plan to test ways to contain the transgenic fungi in the field.

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For more information, see the NIAID Malaria Web portal http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/malaria/Pages/default.aspx.

NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)—The Nation’s Medical Research Agency—includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.

Reference: W Fang et al. Development of transgenic fungi that kill human malaria parasites in mosquitoes. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1199115 (2011).

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/nioa-gmf022411.php


San Antonio – Protests about Libyan civil by Muslims at Federal Building downtown

February 25, 2011

Has anyone considered that the people that are NOT over there are over here because they didn’t LIKE it over there to start with?

What gives these people voices. It’s certainly not their numbers.

I’m not saying that Qaddafi is a good guy, but this is not our fight.

OUR, the WESTs, understanding of freedom comes from the faith that either we share or is similar enough that the values translate well.  The basis of Christianity comes from Judaism.  Islam doesn’t share the same CORE values.

Islam is, at it’s core, Conquest and Submission.  It’s a house of horrors to all non believers.

Demonstrators Rally In Support Of Libyan People

Local Muslims Support Efforts To Oust Qaddafi
Simon Gutierrez, KSAT 12 News Reporter
POSTED: Friday, February 25, 2011

SAN ANTONIO — Holding signs and shouting “down with Qaddafi,” dozens of demonstrators rallied around the Federal building downtown, in an effort to show solidarity with the Libyan people.

Local Muslims said they support the protesters in Libya, and their efforts to oust long-time President Muammar Qaddafi, who has been in power more than 40 years.

“People, if they don’t like a president, they should be able to be able to change and to choose and elect. Not fake elections,” said Said Motawea, who is originally from Egypt.

Howaida Werfelli, whose family is originally from Libya, said the wave of protests across the Middle East are a reflection of the frustration people there feel after years of political oppression.

“People have decided it’s done. It’s too long that they’ve lived under an oppressive regime,” said Werfelli. “They’ve lived without basic human rights, they’ve lived without jobs, they’ve lived without food.”

Werfelli said it was important for her to show solidarity with the Libyan people, even though she lives in the United States.

Raw Video From Reporter Simo

Raw Video From Reporter Simon Gutierrez At Protest, posted with vodpod

http://www.ksat.com/news/27001586/detail.html



Virgina – Richmond – Hispanic, Israel Cruz Millan, 28 heads FAKE DOCUMENT RING in 11 states is caught.

February 24, 2011

 

Raleigh man accused of heading fake documents ring

 

RICHMOND, VA. — A Raleigh man oversaw a multi-state operation that supplied phony Social Security cards and other documents to illegal immigrants and funneled the profits back to Mexico, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday in Richmond.

Israel Cruz Millan, 28, placed managers in cities in 11 states, from Massachusetts to Arkansas, who then oversaw groups of “runners” who drummed up business for the operation and arranged transactions with customers, according to the indictment.

The cost of fraudulent documents varied on the location, with counterfeit green cards and Social Security cards typically selling for $150 to $200. Each local cell maintained detailed sales records and divided the proceeds between the runner, the manager and upper-level managers in Mexico.

The indictment states that members of the organization wired more than $1 million to Mexico between January 2008 and last November 2010.

Cruz Millan used violence to intimidate competitors and control the fake documents trade in various cities, according to the indictment.

On Oct. 29, for example, he used a teleconference to broadcast the beating of a runner in Raleigh who he thought had stolen money and fake Social Security cards from the operation, according to the indictment.

“During the call, the listeners could hear sounds of the victim screaming as a result of the beating,” the indictment states.

In other cities, runners would pose as customers for competing organizations and then assault the people who tried to sell them fake documents, according to the indictment. In Little Rock, Ark., one competitor was killed in such an attack.

The indictment charges 22 people with racketeering. They also face charges of conspiracy to produce and transfer false identification documents and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

“The indictment portrays a deadly criminal organization that uses brutal violence to eliminate rivals, protect its turf and enforce discipline against its own members,” U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said in a statement.

“Fraudulent documents give people the appearance of lawful status and provide them a ticket to access and opportunities to which they are not entitled,” John Morton, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement.

Dorian Sanchez-Acosta ran the ring’s Raleigh operation from a home on White Hall Avenue, according to the indictment. Gabriel Soberanas-Grada ran the Greensboro operation, and Juan Arroyo-Pantoja ran the Wilmington operation, the indictment states.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/9169459/

Arizona Cards

"Novelty" Fake ID Cards

 

 


Mexico – Honduran migrants missing in Mexico – families of illegals from Honduras address Mexico for the inhumane treatment of illegals.

February 24, 2011

It’s very sad.  It is inhumane.  Mexico has no government.  We will surely go the same way.

 

Report: Thousands of migrants kidnapped in Mexico

By Mariano Castillo, CNN
February 24, 2011 — Updated 1805 GMT (0205 HKT)

 

 

Loved ones of Honduran migrants missing in Mexico laid out their photos in a demonstration in Mexico City last November.

Loved ones of Honduran migrants missing in Mexico laid out their photos in a demonstration in Mexico City last November.

 

(CNN) — In Mexico, a man who tried to journey illegally into the United States to seek work vows that he will never again leave his home.

His trip turned into a nightmare when he was kidnapped along the route, as happens to thousands of migrants crossing through Mexico each year.

“What they did to me doesn’t matter. But what they did to all those women, that hurts more,” he told Mexico’s Commission on Human Rights.

For 17 days, the man recounts, he was held hostage. There were also 17 women among the group, and “each night they came back sadder, more hurt, beaten. I will never forget what I saw,” he said.

Each day, between three and five new hostages arrived. There were beatings, and worse.

“Those who didn’t pay the ransom were taken outside to, as those scumbags said, ‘look at the stars from up close,'” the man said.

The journey across Mexico for those seeking to reach the United States is a treacherous one. People hang on to trains, pay shadowy smugglers, and risk kidnappings like the one the man described.

It’s unclear whether the man was released or whether he escaped his captors. But his story is hardly unique.

In a six-month period in 2010, more than 11,000 migrants were kidnapped, the Mexican human rights commission found in a report published this week.

“This statistic reflects that there have not been sufficient government efforts to reduce kidnappings against the migrant population,” the report said.

A total of 11,333 migrants were kidnapped in 214 separate incidents, the commission said. That’s an average of 52 migrants kidnapped per incident.

The numbers, while staggering, match some news reports of mass kidnappings.

Last summer, 72 migrants who were traveling on the ground in Mexico were shot and killed in the border state of Tamaulipas. The migrants came from Central and South American countries including Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil and Ecuador.

In a separate incident, 50 Central American migrants who were apparently kidnapped in mid-December are still missing. The case was brought to the attention of authorities by Alejandro Solalinde, a Catholic priest who operates a shelter for traveling migrants in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

The human rights commission’s findings were based on information requests made to the federal government and all the Mexican states. In 2010, commission personnel made 2,705 trips to gather facts from migrants, both at regional offices and at places where migrants congregate.

In 2010, the commission aided 68,095 migrants.

In those trips, the organization collected 178 testimonies from victims, and a picture emerged of what victims endure.

Among the findings was that the organized crime groups who carry out the kidnappings sometimes have Central American migrants working with them. In the case of the 72 migrants who were killed, one of the possible motives was that the migrants refused to join the cartel, authorities said.

 

 

Even specially-designated migrant shelters are not safe, the report found. Some shelters have been attacked by kidnappers who come to chase those who escaped or to find new victims, the report said.

While the ways in which migrants are captured have evolved, their treatment remains the same, according to the report. In short, they are tortured until they give up the phone number of a relative in their home country or the United States, the report said. Once contact is made, the victims are made to tell their families what is necessary to obtain their freedom, the commission found.

Migrants also told the commission that the kidnappers threatened their guides, charging them a fee to cross through their territory. If the guides didn’t pay, they were kidnapped, sometimes with the migrants they are guiding, the report said.

The commission “warns that the current migrant kidnapping situation in Mexico reflects a lack of coordinated action between the institutions charged with preventing and combating crimes at the federal, state and municipal level,” the report said.

Of the 178 testimonies gathered by the commission, 44% of the victims were from Honduras, 16% Salvadoran, 11% Guatemalan and 10% Mexican. Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians and Ecuadorians made up smaller percentages. Nearly 16% of the testimonies came from women.

A majority — about two-thirds — of all kidnappings happened in southeast Mexico, the report found. About 30% happened in northern Mexico and a small percentage in the central part of the country.

The most kidnap-plagued states were Veracruz, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi and Chiapas.

About one in nine of the migrants interviewed said that authorities colluded with the kidnappers during the incidents.

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/02/24/mexico.migrant.kidnappings/

 


Texas – Houston – Nigerian caught in $1.6 million Medicare fraud

February 24, 2011

 

But they are all here as refugee’s and come here to work….

fe!

 

Nigerian in Houston gets prison for Medicare fraud

February 24, 2011

 

HOUSTON—A Nigerian man living in Texas has been sentenced to almost six years in prison in a nearly $1.6 million Medicare scam.

José Angel Moreno

 

U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno on Thursday announced the penalty for 50-year-old Mento Nnana Kaluanya.

Kaluanya was arrested in May 2009 in New Hampshire on charges that he set up a fraudulent medical supply company.

He pleaded guilty last March to health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced Wednesday in Houston, where he was a resident, to 70 months in federal prison.

Investigators say Kaluanya owned HyCentral Medical Supplies and Equipment in Derry, N.H., and billed the U.S. government for items not prescribed by doctors or not sought by patients.

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2011/02/24/nigerian_in_houston_gets_prison_for_medicare_fraud/


Texas – Imam Samer Altabaa reaction to the Saudi Muslim charged in terror plot with WMD’s – the from the Islamic Center of the South Plains – “God sent (Mohammed) to have mercy in the world, and to spread mercy on all creation of the world.”

February 24, 2011

Texas – Imam Samer Altabaa reaction to the Saudi Muslim charged in terror plot in Lubock-“God sent (Mohammed) to have mercy in the world, and to spread mercy on all creation of the world.”

 

 

We keep hearing how wonderful and peaceful Islam is.

Too bad that it’s reality and history really don’t tell the same story.  At least not to me.  But, maybe THIS is how PEACE is achieved in the Muslim world.  Maybe the reason they call it PEACEFUL is because it WANTS peace – but it’s peace through violence and submission.

See, everything that the Muslims say,  have different meanings.  They twist language and imagery is deceiving.

A charge that should be considered is TREASON for this little man, who chose to take on just a smidge more than he could chew.

Is this the same IMAM ? hmm – same name.

Boy these guys get around

Imam Mohamad Samer Altabaa Imam Mohamad Samer Altabaa addresses Islamic faithful at the Colorado Muslim Society mosque November 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. During the service, the imam denounced the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, saying that such acts of violence against civilians are against the teachings of Islam.

Imam Mohamad Samer Altabaa Imam Mohamad Samer Altabaa addresses Islamic faithful at the Colorado Muslim Society mosque November 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. During the service, the imam denounced the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, saying that such acts of violence against civilians are against the teachings of Islam.

 

Lubbock imam reacts to suspected terrorist’s arrest

Posted: February 24, 2011 – 12:45pm
By IRIE PRICE

Imam Samer Altabaa of the Islamic Center of the South Plains reacted to news of the Feb. 23 arrest of Saudi-born Lubbock resident Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
Altabaa had just heard of the charges when contacted for comment before noon Feb. 24, and had just begun to contact people in the Saudi community.
“They are shocked,” he said.
He said that he did not know Aldawsari and had not heard of him before the arrest. He also said that no one in the Saudi community seemed to know Aldawsari. If the allegations against Aldawsari are true, Altabaa said, the suspect’s absence from the local Muslim community is no surprise.
The suspect would “want to stay way from everyone if he is really planning for something bad,” Altabaa said.
“We like to give (a) plain message to everyone that Islam is a religion of peace. Islam is a religion against terrorism or terrorists or any person who wants to terrify any human being. These terrorist people, they never come to a mosque because they don’t belong there.”
The Muslim community is bracing itself for retaliation, Altabaa said. The Islamic Student Center has been vandalized multiple times, and Altabaa said that he and other leaders are deciding whether to ask for additional police security before another crime takes place against either the Islamic Center or the Islamic Student Center.
Altabaa said that retaliatory acts are often committed by people who do not know about Islam.
“We faced this before. We are afraid because there are some people that are ignorant or that don’t have enough information about Islam.”
Altabaa added, “They don’t know that (Aldawsari) is an alien to Islam…He is the enemy of humanity, not only the religion.”
Altabaa went on to express appreciation for the role intelligence sources had in capturing the suspect.
“They are keeping our country safe from these terrorists,” he said.
“We are happy here in our mosque that the FBI really captured one of these terrorists. We hope that this person and that everything we have heard about him is not right…but if it is, we are happy that he is captured; he should be charged for what he was planning to do.”
When asked about the Quran’s stance on violent and terrorist acts, Altabaa responded, “The Quran always calls all Muslims to commit to peace, to live with peace, especially with non-Muslims.”
He added, “God sent (Mohammed) to have mercy in the world, and to spread mercy on all creation of the world.”
Quoting a translation of the Quran, Altabaa said, “Whoever kills one person, (it is as) if he killed all human beings; he is equal to a person who killed all human beings. And whoever saves one person’s life, (it is as) if he saved all human beings. The Quran makes it clear to every Muslim.”
“Muslims are people of peace,” said the imam, “because this is what Islam means.”

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