Archive for June, 2007

Sheikh Mubarek Gilani: “Daniel Pearl is not dead”

“Within the circles of those who have followed the developments in this case, it is a common consensus that Daniel Pearl is not dead.”Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani - Pakistani terror leader, Chancellor of the International Qu’ranic Open University Islamberg, Hancock, New York

“In this regard I am going to prove that Douglas J. Hagman [sic] and his group are the actual perpetrators of international terrorism, and racial and religious bigotry and their ceaseless campaign of hate, is more damaging to the U.S. than any other country. The U.S. has become a pawn of hidden hands that use America’s wealth and the innocent blood of their sons and daughters to wage their wars against Muslims.”Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani - Pakistani terror leader, Chancellor of the International Qu’ranic Open University Islamberg, Hancock, New York

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London car bomb plot: More than being reported; larger plot, U.S. at risk

Investigative report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director & Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

30 June 2007: The two bomb-laden vehicles found and safely rendered harmless in London yesterday were part of a much larger operation that had nothing to do with nightclubs as targets. The bombs that were constructed were indeed modeled after the specifications detailed in the al Qaeda manual presented by terrorist Dhiren BAROT, and were merely two of several other vehicles of the same (or similar) high-end types chosen specifically over other models that were to be pre-positioned and detonated during an upcoming event at or near Trafalgar Square, at a time when the anti-personnel aspects of the bombs would have been most effective. The bombs were likely to be detonated not SIMULTANEOUSLY, but in multiple waves - in a more insidious and psychologically effective fashion. Further, there could be as many as six-(6) vehicles involved in this plot, with at least 2 (or perhaps 3) of these vehicles still being sought. Also, the much-publicized entry on an Arabic language forum that referenced the bombing of London had nothing to do with the recent events. Lastly, the planning and execution of this very well-funded operation has implication for targets inside the United States. This, according to a well-placed law enforcement source from London speaking with the Northeast Intelligence Network, and substantiated by a secondary law enforcement source in the U.S.

“Security for events inside the U.S. as we enter into a holiday week will be ramped up according to ‘very specific findings’ from the investigation in London. Targets were - or are not limited to the U.K.,” added both law enforcement sources speaking on strict condition of anonymity.

Developing…

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Dhiren BAROT JAILED MUSLIM TERRORIST 29 June 2007: According to police and intelligence officials, the car bomb discovered early this morning outside of the London nightclub Tiger, Tiger met the very specifications from a 39-page explosives manual titled Rough Presentation for the Gas Limos Project authored by al Qaeda terrorist Dhiren BAROT, pictured above. The manual was the product of 12 months of research by BAROT that outlines an intricate plan to pack vehicles – particularly limousines - with explosives and gas cylinders, park them in car parks beneath buildings and detonate them. Propane gas cylinders, the size and style used in patio grills, were identified as the best option for such bombs as the cylinders are easy to obtain, transport and construct into a bomb. The manual also explains how to coat the cylinders in napalm, and add nails and other items to act as shrapnel to make the bomb more deadly. Barot, 44, is serving a 30-year jail term in a British prison after his terror-related convictions for planning to explode gas and explosives packed into limousines or other large vehicles in underground car parks in co-ordinated attacks across Britain. He also admitted plotting to attack the New York Stock Exchange and other U.S. financial institutions.

Exclusive police source: Authorities searching for “other possible bomb-laden vehicles.”

29 June 2007: A metallic-green Mercedes-Benz carrying propane gas cylinders, nails and “other materials” to be detonated was found by police parked on the street in Piccadilly, near the Regent Street shopping area in the Haymarket District of London shortly before 2:00 this morning. According to police, a witness observed the driver of the vehicle crash into bins near the popular nightclub Tiger, Tiger, outside an American Express foreign exchange office, and run away, leaving the vehicle at rest against the bins. The witness then called police, who immediately defused the bomb inside the vehicle.

According to police, the explosive power alone would have been sufficient to cause massive damage to the entire block. “Civilians were the obvious target,” stated one police official. A police source exclusive to the Northeast Intelligence Network in London stated that they are actively searching for additional bomb-carrying vehicles, and feel that this was “one of perhaps ’several’” other vehicles carrying IEDs, or improvised explosive devices. This source also suggested that the driver of the vehicle, seen driving erratically before crashing into the garbage bins, might not have intended this area to be the target of the blast.

As reported by the Northeast Intelligence Network, Muslim terrorists have been extensively publishing and posting on Arabic language Internet web sites various plans and instructions on the use of propane gas cylinders for terrorist attacks.

Meanwhile, police are looking at the “timing” of this incident, taking place just days before the second anniversary of the bombing attacks on London’s subway system on July 7, 2005, that killed 52 people and injured over 700 others. Officials have also noted that the attempt is most probably timed to coincide with Gordon Brown’s first day as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Recent thefts of propane cylinders in the U.S. have caused concern for police and counter-terrorism officials nationwide.

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London car bomb: Construction right out of al Qaeda manual

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JAILED MUSLIM TERRORIST

29 June 2007: According to police and intelligence officials, the car bomb discovered early this morning outside of the London nightclub Tiger, Tiger met the very specifications from a 39-page explosives manual titled Rough Presentation for the Gas Limos Project authored by al Qaeda terrorist Dhiren BAROT, pictured above. The manual was the product of 12 months of research by BAROT that outlines an intricate plan to pack vehicles – particularly limousines - with explosives and gas cylinders, park them in car parks beneath buildings and detonate them.

Propane gas cylinders, the size and style used in patio grills, were identified as the best option for such bombs as the cylinders are easy to obtain, transport and construct into a bomb. The manual also explains how to coat the cylinders in napalm, and add nails and other items to act as shrapnel to make the bomb more deadly.

Barot, 44, is serving a 30-year jail term in a British prison after his terror-related convictions for planning to explode gas and explosives packed into limousines or other large vehicles in underground car parks in co-ordinated attacks across Britain. He also admitted plotting to attack the New York Stock Exchange and other U.S. financial institutions.

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New report of radical, anti-U.S. Islamic centers confirms our 2004-05 findings

Investigative report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

Private undercover team exposes nationwide network of radical, anti-U.S. Islamic centers and supports our investigative findings…

Mosques and Islamic centers in the U.S. are actively teaching jihad ideology and paramilitary training in the U.S.

“I have sources - inside sources. These people at Best are armed and dangerous. They are doing paramilitary training there.”– Statement by former city council member about an Islamic Center in the city of Buffalo, NY. [Reported by Douglas J. Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, September, 2004]

“Our initial investigation has concluded there are between 400 to 500 radical Islamic centers in the U.S. In those places, they preach an extreme version of Islam that says America and the West is the enemy. They espouse violence, hatred and the need for terrorism.” –Reported by David Gaubatz, director of counterintelligence and counterterrorism for the Society of Americans for National Existence and former senior U.S. intelligence official, June 2007


Image from covert surveillance of Islamic center in Buffalo, NY. Children playing or paramilitary exercise?28 June 2007: On 27 May 2005, the Northeast Intelligence Network published an investigative report titled ”Islamic Jihad Training in America?” that summarized the findings of our extensive investigation and covert surveillance of mosques and Islamic centers inside the U.S. that are purportedly teaching Islamic “jihad” in the form of ideological teachings and paramilitary style training to members of such Islamic centers. The report is available  by request (e-mailed in PDF format).

Target practice for terrorists

Target practice for terrorists

School bus used for target practice located at Islamic “educational” camp in Hancock, NY. Harmless shooting, or something more sinister?
The primary focus of “Part I” of our investigation was the Islamic center located in the city of Buffalo, New York, a location that could be used as a template for other locations inside the U.S. The Northeast Intelligence Network first disclosed our investigative findings exclusively on The Tom Bauerle Show, featured on WBEN 930-AM in late 2004, prior to the issuance of our written report. Our findings, based on photographic documentation and information obtained through interviews, research, and other investigative methods, suggest that the ideology and practical aspects of Islamic Jihad is being taught at mosques and Islamic centers inside the United States, and those in charge of the Islamic centers are not being truthful to the public about their teachings. [Click "read more" above to continue reading].

In addition to photographic and other documentation we obtained relevant to the Buffalo, NY Islamic Center, the Northeast Intelligence Network found instances where the Imam of the Buffalo, NY Islamic center, Ibriham MEMON, appeared to propagate hatred of non-believers of Islam in a speech he gave at an Islamic conference - statements that could serve to exemplify our findings in this brief audio clip.

Unsurprisingly, our findings were challenged by not only those who operate the Islamic centers, but by a broader spectrum of people who, in spite of the evidence presented, did not - and still do not believe such activities and teachings are taking place. The recent investigative findings of Mr. Gaubatz, a former counter-intelligence official, are consistent with the reports we issued in 2004-05, and serve to reinforce our findings. Perhaps now more people will awaken to the fact that hundreds of Islamic centers in the United States have become a hot-bed of extremist activity; they promote violence, terrorism and hatred against America.

Read the recently published findings of Mr. Gaubatz HERE.

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February mall incident “POSSIBLE ACT OF TERRORISM”

Malls are considered “prime targets for terrorists.”

28 June 2007: Reports this week that the FBI is investigating the incident at the NorthTown Mall in Spokane, Washington as “possible incident of domestic terrorism” should not surprise readers to this site.

On February 13, 2007, the Northeast Intelligence Network was the first to report that an incident at the NorthTown Mall in Spokane, Washington that sent 37 people to area hospitals and caused the evacuation of the mall was due to an intentional disbursal of a chemical substance through the heating and ventilation system (HVAC). Those who were treated complained of problems breathing, coughing, burning and watery eyes and noses, and scratchy throats - symptoms consistent with exposure to “chemical fumes.”

At that time, our sources provided us with information that this was a deliberate act at the region’s largest shopping mall, and this incident was a test-run to determine a variety of factors. Those factors included testing the efficiency of using ventilation systems for the disbursal of more harmful chemical or biological agents inside malls, as well as to assess the response of emergency first responders.

Related: 8 December 2006: The expected “spin” on Illinois mall plot

Related: 13 October 2006: Malls at risk of domestic terrorism

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Cleric files suit against anti-terror squad (Coming soon to the U.S.)

27 June 2007: Lawyers for hardline Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar BASHIR today filed a class action suit demanding the disbanding of the police’s anti-terror unit, accusing it of rights violations. Lawyers from the Team for the Defence of Muslims, a group that has provided defence counsel for Bashir and several bombers in the past, filed the suit against the national police chief in the South Jakarta district court.

It called on the police chief to immediately disband the US- and Australian-trained and funded squad Detachment 88.

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The End-Game of Operation Iraqi Freedom

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

24 June 2007: Hello, America, the time we’ve all been awaiting is finally upon us. The decisive end-game to what we have known since March 2003 as “Operation Iraqi Freedom” is now in execution mode. I have been predicting that the summer of 2007 would witness decisive, geo-strategic paradigm altering events. This series of summer and fall 2007 winner-take-all military operations in Iraq is leading the way forward. It is one of the most dynamic in modern history, with the greatest potential reward for the people of the Iraqi nation, and ours.

This end-game troop surge, much maligned by most if not all of our media and many of our leading Democrat congresspersons – many of whom are 2008 presidential candidates - is exactly what those who truly comprehend the stakes have been calling for since the Iraqi people became enfranchised voters. Instead of a final surge of American combat forces into Iraq to secure unconditional victory for the Iraqi people, the American Left were instead desirous to execute an exceedingly stupid “cut and run, defeatist, the war is already lost, get out of Iraq now” method of end game stratagem. These American left-of-center politicians were prepared to sell out the 25 million people of Iraq to certain islamofascist tyranny as we have just seen imposed by the radical islamofascist terrorist takeover in the Gaza Strip. And the yellow-stripe-up-our-backside mainstream media was with them all the way.

The lead-off operation of this Iraqi end-game is known as “Operation Arrowhead Ripper,” and reports from some incredibly brave people embedded with our troops are telling the real story of what is happening. One of these war zone journalists stands out in my humble opinion, and I would urge all readers to follow the link at the bottom to view his latest dispatch. The incomparable Michael Yon has been in Iraq for well over two solid years now. His dispatches are raw, tip of the spear, tell-it-like-it-really-is accurate and exactly what one might expect to read from a former Army Green Beret. Michael Yon’s most recent dispatch, “Arrowhead Ripper: Surrender or Die,” subtitled “Battle for Baqubah,” is one of the most outstanding examples of battlefield journalism I have ever read, and I read Michael Yon’s emailed dispatches immediately upon receiving them. There is no better barometer to follow the events in Iraq. If you want to read the whole truth, and nothing but truth cut from whole cloth, here is where you will find always, and forever find it.

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/wp/surrender-or-die.htm

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Fox News confirms: Money from MOA members in U.S. being sent to Pakistan

23 June 2007: Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports on the Muslims of Americas - a front organization for Pakistani Sheikh Mubarek Gilani - confirming a fact we have long been reporting - that money is being funneled from the groups here in the U.S. to the terrorist Sheikh in Pakistan. In February, 2006, terror leader Mubarek Gilani issued a religious statement from Pakistan against Northeast Intelligence Network director Doug Hagmann relative to our investigative report.

According to one resident interviewed, 10-30% of a group member’s income, after the amount was confirmed by a “paymaster,” would be sent to Pakistan.

Link to FOX NEWS VIDEO HERE.

Special Links: CANADA FREE PRESS

22 May 2007: “Islamberg” founder Sheikh Gilani blames Doug Hagmann for CFP story

11 June 2007: While Caution Sleeps: Terrorist training in North America

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At Tulsa mosque, criticizing Islamic terrorists can be hazardous to your health

Investigative report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

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Lawsuit also names Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) & NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST (NAIT)as defendants“By reason of the published statements of the Defendants, alleging that Jamal Miftah is “a traitor… anti Muslim… anti Islamic” Jamal Miftah’s life has been put in danger in the sense that he has been labeled apostate from the Muslim Religion by the Defendants and vulnerable to the death penalty in Muslim countries and/or vigilante justice in his adopted homeland.”

23 June 2007: Jamal MIFTAH, a Muslim who attended the Islamic Society of Tulsa, Oklahoma is now considered “public enemy number one” in the Tulsa Muslim community. His crime? He openly condemned the terrorist actions of Osama bin Laden and other Islamic terrorists in a letter to the editor (reprinted below) that was published in the Tulsa World daily newspaper on 29 October 2006. In his op-ed piece, MIFTAH urged Muslims to stop killing in the name of Islam, called bin Laden and other top Islamic terrorist cowards and stated that “some mosques and Islamic institutions in the U.S. and around the world have become tools in their hands and are used for collecting funds for their criminal acts.”

What happened to Mr. MIFTAH following the publication of his letter is the focus of a lawsuit he filed against the Islamic Society of Tulsa and several other related defendants. (A transcription of the lawsuit is published in its entirety below). According to Mr. MIFTAH, on or about 18 November 2006, he attended prayers at the mosque as he had normally done in the past. Following the prayers, Mr. MIFTAH alleges that the Iman of the Mosque and a defendant named in the lawsuit, Ahmad KABBANI, confronted him in an aggressive manner  - forcing him to retreat against a wall inside the mosque and told him that he “should be ashamed” of the letter he wrote, claiming that it was “anti-Islamic.”

At the same time and while being nearly pinned against the wall, mosque members and named defendants Houssam ELSOUESSSI, Abdullah ROE and Nooruddin DOE also confronted Mr. Miftah, screaming and shouting allegations that Mr. MIFTAH is “anti Muslim” and a “traitor” to Islam. ROE also removed his shoe, waived and swung it at Mr. MIFTAH’S face, shouting that he was “anti Muslim” and a “traitor.” Mr. MIFTAH was ultimately assisted by another member of the mosque who observed these activities and accompanied him outside, away from his aggressors.

In addition to the assault and defamation charges, the lawsuit enjoins additional defendants - specifically the ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (ISNA), and the NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST (NAIT). The Islamic Society of Tulsa, Oklahoma, happens to be funded, in part, by the NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST (NAIT) and further affiliated with the ISNA.

Additionally, the Northeast Intelligence Network is investigating ties between one of the co-defendants in this case- Mujeeb CHEEMA, a director of the Islamic Society of Tulsa, OK to Faisal CHEEMA the roommate of Joel Henry HINRICHS III. We will be providing updates as they are developed.

Also, it is important to note that in December 2003, the chairman and ranking Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, Senators Charles Grassley and Max Baucus, respectively, listed ISNA as one of 25 American Muslim organizations that “finance terrorism and perpetuate violence.”

According to the sound research of Mr. Frank Gaffney, Jr., the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and the author of War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World, The Islamic Society of North America is a front for the promotion of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi political, doctrinal and theological infrastructure in the United States and Canada. Established by the Saudi-funded Muslim Students Association, ISNA has for years sought to marginalize leaders of the Muslim faith who do not support the Wahhabist’ strain of Islamofascism, and, through sponsorship of propaganda and mosques, is pursuing a strategic goal of eventually dominating Islam in America.

ISNA provides indoctrination materials to about 1,100 of an estimated 2,500 mosques on the North American continent. Through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) - a Saudi government-backed organization created to fund Islamist enterprises in North America - it reportedly holds the mortgages of between 50 and 79 percent of those mosques. Through this device, ISNA exerts ideological as well as theological influence over what is preached and taught in these institutions and their schools.


Letter to the Editor that was published in The Tulsa World on 29 October 2006:

Message of Islam is not jihad, fatwahs

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Mr. Jamal Miftah, PlaintiffBy Jamal Miftah

I moved to the United States in March 2003, with my four kids and wife from Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. There was a call by a local jihadi organization to fight the coalition forces in Afghanistan. One of my dearest friends, Mirza Kohistani, fell prey to that call and joined the group, despite my advice and that of his wife to him.

All the leaders of that organization returned safely after the fall of the Taliban empire, but they left behind the body of my friend and hundreds of other innocent people like him.

I am obliged to respond to Ayman al-Zawahri’s recent video message, portraying himself as champion of Islam and others as liars.

My message to Ayman al-Zawahri and Muslims of the world: “Islam” means submission and is derived from a word meaning “peace.” Islam, Christianity and Judaism have the same origin, the Prophet Abraham. The prophet of Islam has said that God has no mercy on someone who does not have mercy for others.

I ask that al-Zawahri look at his deeds and those of his master, Osama bin Laden, and other so-called Islamic jihadists.

Because of lack of knowledge of Islam, Muslim youth are misguided into believing by the so-called champions of the cause of Islam that the current spate of killings and barbarism, which has no equal in the recent civilized history, is jihad in the name of Islam. They are incited, in the name of Islam, to commit heinous crimes not pardonable by any religion and strictly forbidden in Islam.

Cowards like al-Zawahri and bin Laden are inciting the ignorant and innocent youths to commit suicide bombings to kill innocent civilians including children, women and the elderly, while they hide in spider holes and caves. They never send their own sons and daughters, born out of half a dozen of their wives, to get killed in the name of Islam. They are themselves hypo crites, cowards, thugs and liars. For 12 years they misappropriated aid received from the U.S. and the West to fight Russia. Now they are ensuring smooth flow of petro dollars from Arab countries in the name of jihad against the West.

Even mosques and Islamic institutions in the U.S. and around the world have become tools in their hands and are used for collecting funds for their criminal acts. Half of the funds collected go into the pockets of their local agents and the rest are sent to these thugs.

They are the reason for branding the peaceful religion of Islam as terrorism. The result, therefore, is in the form of Danish cartoons and remarks/reference by the Pope.

I appeal to the Muslim youth in particular and Muslims of the world in general to rise up and start jihad against the killers of humanity and help the civilized world to bring these culprits to justice and prove that Islam is not a religion of hatred and aggression.

I appeal to the Muslim clerics around the world that, rather than issuing empty fatwas condemning suicide bombing, they should issue a fatwa for the death of such scoundrels and barbarians who have taken more than 4,267 lives of innocent people in the name of Islam and have carried out more than 24 terrorist attacks on civilian installations throughout the world. This does not include the chilling number of deaths because of such activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is well over 250,000.

I appeal to al-Zawahri and his band of thugs to hand themselves over to justice and stop spreading evil and killing innocent humans around the world in the name of Islam. Their time is limited and Muslims of the world will soon rise against them to apprehend them and bring them to justice.


Lawsuit filed by Miftah IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR TULSA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMAJAMAL MIFTAH, Plaintiff, CASE NO.

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ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF TULSA, an Oklahoma non profit corporation, ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA, an Indiana non profit corporation, NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST, an Indiana non profit corporation, FAROOQ ALI, JAVED JALIWALA, SHERYL SIDDIQUI SANDRA RANA, TARIQ MASOOD, MUHAMMAD ASHWAIT, HOUSSAM ELSOUIESSI a/k/a ABU WALEED, MUJEEB CHEEMA and AHMAD KABBANI, individually and as Directors and Officers of the ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF TULSA and ABDULLAH ROE and NOORUDDIN DOE, Individually. Defendants.

ORIGINAL PETITION

COMES NOW, Jamal Miftah, Plaintiff, by and through his Attorney of Record, B. Kent Felty and would allege and prove the following:

JURISDICTION AND VENUE

1. Jamal Miftah is a legal permanent resident of the United States of America, the State of Oklahoma, the County of Tulsa.

2. Defendant the Islamic Society of Tulsa (hereinafter IST) is an Oklahoma Corporation with its principal place of business in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Islamic Society of North America (hereinafter ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (hereinafter NAIT) are Indiana corporations doing substantial and continuous business and holding property in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

3. Defendants Farooq Ali, Javed Jaliwala, Sheryl Siddiqui, Sandra Rana, Tariq Masood, Muhammad Ashwait, Houssam Elsoueissi a/k/a Abu Waleed, Mujeeb Cheema and Ahmad Kabbani are residents of Tulsa County, Oklahoma and serve as Directors and Officers of the IST.

4. Defendants Abdullah Roe and Nooruddin Doe are believed to be members of the Tulsa Mosque and residents of Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

5. All of the events that form the basis of Jamal Miftah’s claims occurred in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

COUNT ONE - ASSAULT

1. On or about October 29, 2006 Jamal Miftah wrote an “op-ed” piece published in the Tulsa World calling on Muslim clerics and youth to forsake and stand against terrorists whose “heinous crimes (are) not pardonable by any religion and strictly forbidden in Islam.”

2. In the aforementioned op-ed piece Jamal Miftah also alleged that some mosques in the United States and around the world are being used to collect money for terrorists.

3. On or about November 18, 2006 Jamal Miftah went to the Tulsa Mosque owned and operated by the Defendants IST, ISNA and NAIT to offer his last prayer of the day (Ishaa prayer). Following prayers, the Iman of the Mosque, Ahmad Kabbani, a defendant herein, confronted Jamal Miftah in the Mosque and stated that he “should be ashamed” of the aforementioned op-ed piece, which was “anti-Islamic.”

4. Following the lead of Ahmad Kabbani, Houssam Elsouesssi, a defendant herein, and two other members of the Mosque, Abdullah Roe and Nooruddin Doe, defendants herein, confronted Jamal Miftah.

5. These three defendants screamed and shouted at Jamal Miftah, alleging that he was “anti Muslim” and a “traitor”, in an apparent attempt to incite a riot within the walls of the Mosque.

6. Abdullah Roe took his shoe off, waived said shoe and swung said shoe wildly at Jamal Miftah’s face, calling and shouting that that Jamal Miftah was “anti Muslim” and a “traitor.”

7. Jamal Miftah was put in imminent fear of serious bodily harm as the aforementioned defendants forced him into a wall.

8. Jamal Miftah was at that point rescued by another member of the Mosque and led outside of the Mosque.

COUNT TWO - DEFAMATION

9. Paragraphs one (1) through thirteen (13) are incorporated by reference.

10. The day after the assault noted above, Jamal Miftah received word through a member of the Mosque (not a defendant herein) that a Temporary Restraining Order had been issued against him, sworn to by Houssam Elsouessi, and that the restraining order would be removed if he issued a public apology for the op-ed piece, deemed to be “anti Muslim” and “anti Islamic” by the mosque leadership.

11. On November 20, 2006 the Mosque Leadership, met and issued a direction (fatwa) to members of the Mosque - ordering them to call the Tulsa Police Department in the event Jamal Miftah returned to the Mosque, unless or until Jamal Miftah issued a public apology for his published opinion, which was anti Islamic and anti Muslim.

12. Jamal Miftah responded that the Mosque leadership must rescind its fatwa, alleging he was anti Muslim and anti Islamic and directing his expulsion from the Mosque.

13. On November 24, 2006 a local TV channel published the story of Jamal Miftah’s expulsion from the Mosque. Within that story the Mosque leadership alleged that Miftah was being expelled because he was “loud” and that he would be allowed to return when he apologized, privately, to the Members and Leadership of the Mosque.

14. On November 29, 2006, Sandra Rana, a defendant herein, published a statement where she alleged that Jamal Miftah was physically removed from the Mosque after he threatened violence and cursed during a “discussion” of his published opinion. Rana stated that Jamal Miftah could attend prayers without restriction so long as acted in an “appropriate manner.”

15. On December 1, 2006 the Mosque leadership issued a statement lifting the “ban” on Jamal Miftah “as long as there is no disturbance and that no one at the Mosque should confront him.”

16. By reason of the published statements of the Defendants, alleging that Jamal Miftah is “a traitor” - anti Muslim, anti Islamic” Jamal Miftah has been injured in his good name and brought into public disgrace and infamy in the Muslim community.

17. By reason of the published statements of the Defendants, alleging that Jamal Miftah is “a traitor -  anti Muslim - anti Islamic- Jamal Miftah’s life has been put in danger in the sense that he has been labeled apostate from the Muslim Religion by the Defendants and vulnerable to the death penalty in Muslim countries and/or vigilante justice in his adopted homeland.

COUNT THREE - INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

18. Paragraphs one (1) through twenty two (22) are incorporated by reference.

19. The acts of Defendants, individually and jointly, are outrageous in that Defendants knew that if they labeled Jamal Miftah a “traitor, anti Muslim and anti Islamic” his life would be forfeit should he be found in a Muslim Country and labeled apostate and that he would live in constant fear and dread of vigilante “justice” from certain Muslims in the United States.

20. The acts of Defendants are the proximate cause of severe emotional distress in that Jamal Miftah is now labeled as apostate, forced along with his wife and four children to attend to prayers in their home, apart from the fellowship of other Muslims, prevented from traveling to any Muslim Country, including his homeland of Pakistan and robbed of his peace of mind and right to speak freely against those he believes have brought his faith into disrepute via attacks on his adopted homeland and other acts of terrorism. WHEREFORE, premises considered, Jamal Miftah prays for justice, at law and in equity, including but not limited to money damages, to compensate him for damage to his good name, emotional damages, and punitive damages to discourage future misconduct. He also prays for reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in bringing this action, pre and post judgment interest, an unequivocal written and published apology from all Defendants, and the public lifting of any fatwas or directions to the Muslim community that may endanger his life and peace.

Respectfully submitted,

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B. KENT FELTY, OBA NO. 15702 LAW OFFICES OF B. KENT FELTY ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
3525 S. UTICA AVE.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA 74105
PH. (918) 808-2267

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