March 16, 2015

USA: A Female Islamist Jihadist Uses Car To Commit Mass Casualty, Attempts To Drive Through Miami Airport Entrance, Lied About Having A Bomb.

Miami airport attacker Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa.

The Clarion Project
written by Ryan Mauro
Tuesday March 10, 2015

A Muslim convert was arrested last week after crashing her car into Miami International Airport while yelling in Arabic. Afterwards, she told the police she had a bomb (which proved to be a lie). This is likely the first act of Islamist terrorism on U.S. soil this year.

Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa is an illegal immigrant from Honduras who has been deported from the U.S. before. She was even arrested for battery in 2013. Mainstream media coverage is avoiding saying what some Internet websites have pointed out: She is a Muslim and there is strong evidence she was motivated by jihad.

Law enforcement says this was no accident. A detective said she was "making an intentional attempt to breach airport security by attempting to drive her vehicle through the airport entrance."

Images from the scene show she is wearing the hijab, a head covering that many devout Muslims believe women are required to wear. Her sister says she converted to Islam about four years ago and has become pregnant by an Arab man.

Most significantly, Maradiaga-Iscoa describes herself as a "shaheeda" (martyr) in English on her Facebook page. She also "likes" foreign Islamists on her page that are unknown to many Muslim-Americans, for example, Zakir Naik, a radical cleric from India.

Her sister says she is mentally ill but there is no connection between mental illness and Islamic terrorism, although homegrown terrorists with little connection to formed groups have a higher chance of being mentally unstable. It is important to observe that not all mentally ill people aspire to commit terrorism. Islamist extremism is that special ingredient that can take someone—mentally ill or not—to that level.

FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock stated, ”There appears to be no nexus to terrorism," perhaps downplaying the significance of the incident by using terminology referring to organizational connections to foreign jihadists.

Her apparent act of violent jihad shows yet again the dangerous consequences that arise from non-violent Islamist extremism.

Zakir Naik was recently honored by the Wahhabist government of Saudi Arabia with a gold medal and $2,000 for "services to Islam." Naik is known for touting anti-Semitic, anti-Western conspiracy theories, for example, saying that 9/11 was an "inside job" committed as a pretext for a war on Muslims. He supports suicide bombings as a "last resort" in "self-defense," citing jihad against Israel as a situation where this is permissible.

"If he [Osama Bin Laden] is terrorizing America—the terrorist, the biggest terrorist—I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist," Naik said in one sermon.

In 2006, he said on the Internet, "Beware of Muslims saying Osama Bin Laden is right or wrong. I reject them…we don't know…But if you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him. I don't know what he's doing. I'm not in touch with him."

Another cleric Maradiaga-Iscoa "likes" on Facebook is a cleric in Zimbabwe named Mufti Ismail Menk, who got his Islamic education in Saudi Arabia. He was scheduled to do a speaking tour at six British universities in 2013, but it was cancelled after attention was brought to his anti-gay preaching. One inflammatory quote of his was, "With all due respects to the animals, [homosexuals] are worse than those animals."

Maradiaga-Iscoa "likes" the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an Islamist group linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Pakistani Islamist group named Jamaat-e-Islami. Its events feature extremist speakers and one of its teaching guides displays the group's subversive, anti-American, pro-jihad agenda.

She also "likes" the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which the Justice Department has labeled as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. The FBI acknowledges there is evidence linking the group to Hamas. The Florida chapter is one of the more incendiary ones. Executive-Director Hassan Shibly railed against nationalism last year as an anti-Muslim plot.

The Miami Herald
written by Rebecca Savransky and Carli Teproff
Thursday March 5, 2015
Notice that there is NO MENTION in this article that she is a female Islamic jihadist. (emphasis mine)
A Honduran woman accused of making a false bomb threat at Miami International Airport will face charges in federal court on Friday afternoon.

Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa attempted to drive her vehicle through the airport entrance, crashed her car into a Miami-Dade Police patrol car and screamed at officers in what was believed to be Arabic and then, in English — all before falsely claiming she had a bomb, according to authorities.

Miami-Dade police turned over the case to the FBI, which confirmed the federal charges against the 33-year-old Honduran citizen.

“At this time there appears to be no nexus to terrorism,” FBI special agent Michael Leverock said in a statement.

At about 4 p.m. Thursday, authorities at MIA shut down the upper level departure area around Concourse D as they investigated, calling it a “security incident.”

Miami-Dade Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said the woman was driving a silver Toyota in the upper level in the outer loop when she “made a right turn and drove through the inner loop making an intentional attempt to breach airport security by attempting to drive her vehicle through the airport entrance.”

Zabaleta said she then crashed into the police car. When officers arrived, she screamed and said she had explosives. The upper area was evacuated. A search with dogs turned up nothing.

The airport tweeted out late Thursday afternoon that the three lanes on the upper deck were open. By Thursday evening, the area was clear and traffic was flowing smoothly, said airport spokesman Gregory Chin.

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