September 30, 2019

USA: Major Democrat Islamic Political Activist ARRESTED After Forcing Male Student With Special Needs To Perform A Sex Act! What The Media Aren’t Telling You About Jamal Khashoggi.

Detroit Free Press
written by Micah Walker and Niraj Warikoo
Thursday September 26, 2019

An employee at a Hamtramck charter school who is active in politics and community advocacy is out on bail after being charged with sexually assaulting a male student, police and prosecutors said.

Ibrahim Aljahim, 37, of Hamtramck, was charged Sept. 21 with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree involving a victim who is mentally disabled, court records show. The victim is a teenage male, said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office on Thursday.

The morning of Sept. 18, officials at Oakland International Academy's high school in Hamtramck on the corner of Florian and Lathem contacted Hamtramck Police, said the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in a statement.

"While there, the officers investigated an allegation against Aljahim, who is employed as a student liaison with the school," said the statement. "It is alleged that on September 18, 2019, Aljahim had inappropriate sexual contact with an 18-year-old male student on school property during school hours."

Wayne County prosecutors said the victim was mentally disabled and that Aljahim was "in a position of authority over the victim."

The school's principal, Larry Cowger, said the alleged incident took place inside a vehicle and involved a sexual act.

Aljahim could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Aljahim is active in Arab American and Yemeni American community advocacy, often meeting with politicians and government officials. On Wednesday, he attended the rally with Bernie Sanders at a UAW picket line in Hamtramck.

"We're at the Bernie Sanders rally to support UAW workers," Aljahim said Wednesday in a video posted on his Facebook page.

On his social media pages, he has photos of himself with a range of elected officials and government leaders, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, State Rep. Issac Robinson, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, U.S. Rep. Andy Levin, D-Bloomfield Twp.

According to his Facebook page, he had worked as a public relations officer for the American Human Rights Council, an Arab American civil rights group in Dearborn. As of Thursday afternoon, that reference was removed from his page.

Aljahim was often quoted by media outlets on issues related to Hamtramck's sizable Arab American and Muslim population.

Aljahim was arraigned in 34th District Court in Romulus on Sunday "before Magistrate Millicent Sherman and has a $10,000/10% bond with the condition that he surrender his passport and have no contact with the complaining witness or his parents," said Wayne County in its statement.

Aljahim posted $1,000 bond before being released.

His next hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and his preliminary exam is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 10 before Judge Alexis Krot in 31st District Court in Hamtramck.

"We obviously are very saddened and shocked by this allegation and it's something that we don't want our image to be associated with," the school's principal, Cowger, told the Free Press.

Cowger said "we first reported this to the police when it came to our attention" and provided police with security camera footage and witnesses gave interviews.

Aljahim worked at the school as community liaison for four years, said Cowger.

"He is someone who is well-known in the community, has a lot of connections," Cowger said. "He was hired because of that, so that he could be a go-between to forge better partnerships."

Ibrahim was terminated from his job after the allege incident, Cowger said.

On Election Night in November 2015, Aljahim stirred controversy when he said at a victory party for Muslim candidates who won: "Today we show the Polish and everybody else," according to a video posted on Facebook.

Hamtramck is a city known historically for its Polish population, but is increasingly Muslim, with growing Yemeni American and Bangladeshi American communities. The city has the highest percentage of immigrants among cities in Michigan.

Aljahim's comments prompted criticism, but he said his words that night were taken out of context.

"I would never discriminate," Aljahim told the Free Press in 2016.

According to WDIV-TV, the 18-year-old student said the incident happened in Ibrahim Aljahim's vehicle outside the high school. The station also reported the student has special needs and that Aljahim forced him to perform a sex act.

Aljahim is a community liaison officer at the school and was a chaplain for Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, according to WDIV, which is also reporting that he has since been let go from his role at the sheriff's office.

The Spectator Magazine
written by John R. Bradley
October 11, 2018

The dissident’s fate says a lot about Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state.

As someone who spent three decades working closely with intelligence services in the Arab world and the West, the Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi knew he was taking a huge risk in entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week to try to obtain a document certifying he had divorced his ex-wife.

A one-time regime insider turned critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — the de facto head of the Saudi kingdom which tolerates no criticism whatsoever — Khashoggi had been living in Washington for the previous year in self-imposed exile amid a crackdown on independent voices in his homeland.

He had become the darling of western commentators on the Middle East. With almost two million Twitter followers, he was the most famous political pundit in the Arab world and a regular guest on the major TV news networks in Britain and the United States. Would the Saudis dare to cause him harm? It turns out that the answer to that question was ‘You betcha.’

Following uneventful visits to the consulate and, earlier, the Saudi embassy in Washington, Khashoggi was lured into a murderous plan so brazen, so barbaric, that it would seem far-fetched as a subplot in a John le Carrรฉ novel. He went inside the Istanbul consulate, but failed to emerge. Turkish police and intelligence officials claimed that a team of 15 hitmen carrying Saudi diplomatic passports arrived the same morning on two private jets. Their convoy of limousines arrived at the consulate building shortly before Khashoggi did.

Their not-so-secret mission? To torture, then execute, Khashoggi, and videotape the ghastly act for whoever had given the order for his merciless dispatch. Khashoggi’s body, Turkish officials say, was dismembered and packed into boxes before being whisked away in a black van with darkened windows. The assassins fled the country.

Saudi denials were swift. The ambassador to Washington said reports that Saudi authorities had killed Khashoggi were ‘absolutely false’. But under the circumstances — with his fiancรฉe waiting for him, and no security cameras finding any trace of his leaving the embassy — the world is left wondering if bin Salman directed this murder. When another Saudi official chimed in that ‘with no body, there is no crime’, it was unclear whether he was being ironic. Is this great reforming prince, with aims the West applauds, using brutal methods to dispose of his enemies? What we have learned so far is far from encouraging. A Turkish newspaper close to the government this week published the photographs and names of the alleged Saudi hitmen, and claims to have identified three of them as members of bin Salman’s personal protection team.

There are also reports in the American media that all surveillance footage was removed from the consulate building, and that all local Turkish employees there were suddenly given the day off. According to the New York Times, among the assassination team was the kingdom’s top forensic expert, who brought a bone saw to dismember Khashoggi’s body. None of this has yet been independently verified, but a very dark narrative is emerging.

In many respects, bin Salman’s regime has been revolutionary: he has let women drive, sided with Israel against Iran and curtailed the religious police. When Boris Johnson was foreign secretary, he said that bin Salman was the best thing to happen to the region in at least a decade, that the style of government of this 33-year-old prince was utterly different. But the cruelty and the bloodletting have not stopped. Saudi Arabia still carries out many public beheadings and other draconian corporal punishments. It continues to wage a war in Yemen which has killed at least 10,000 civilians.

Princes and businessmen caught up in a corruption crackdown are reported to have been tortured; Shia demonstrators have been mowed down in the streets and had their villages reduced to rubble; social media activists have been sentenced to thousands of lashes; families of overseas-based activists have been arbitrarily arrested. In an attempt to justify this, bin Salman said this week he was ‘trying to get rid of extremism and terrorism without civil war, without stopping the country from growing, with continuous progress in all elements,’ adding: ‘So if there is a small price in that area, it’s better than paying a big debt to do that move.’

The fate of Khashoggi has at least provoked global outrage, but it’s for all the wrong reasons. We are told he was a liberal, Saudi progressive voice fighting for freedom and democracy, and a martyr who paid the ultimate price for telling the truth to power. This is not just wrong, but distracts us from understanding what the incident tells us about the internal power dynamics of a kingdom going through an unprecedented period of upheaval. It is also the story of how one man got entangled in a Saudi ruling family that operates like the Mafia. Once you join, it’s for life, and if you try to leave, you become disposable.

In truth, Khashoggi never had much time for western-style pluralistic democracy. In the 1970s he joined the Muslim Brotherhood, which exists to rid the Islamic world of western influence. He was a political Islamist until the end, recently praising the Muslim Brotherhood in the Washington Post. He championed the ‘moderate’ Islamist opposition in Syria, whose crimes against humanity are a matter of record. Khashoggi frequently sugarcoated his Islamist beliefs with constant references to freedom and democracy. But he never hid that he was in favour of a Muslim Brotherhood arc throughout the Middle East. His recurring plea to bin Salman in his columns was to embrace not western-style democracy, but the rise of political Islam which the Arab Spring had inadvertently given rise to. For Khashoggi, secularism was the enemy.

He had been a journalist in the 1980s and 1990s, but then became more of a player than a spectator. Before working with a succession of Saudi princes, he edited Saudi newspapers. The exclusive remit a Saudi government–appointed newspaper editor has is to ensure nothing remotely resembling honest journalism makes it into the pages. Khashoggi put the money in the bank — making a handsome living was always his top priority. Actions, anyway, speak louder than words.

It was Yasin Aktay — a former MP for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) — whom Khashoggi told his fiancรฉe to call if he did not emerge from the consulate. The AKP is, in effect, the Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. His most trusted friend, then, was an adviser to President Erdogan, who is fast becoming known as the most vicious persecutor of journalists on earth. Khashoggi never meaningfully criticised Erdogan. So we ought not to see this as the assassination of a liberal reformer.

Khashoggi had this undeserved status in the West because of the publicity surrounding his sacking as editor of the Saudi daily Al Watan back in 2003. (I broke the news of his removal for Reuters. I’d worked alongside Khashoggi at the Saudi daily Arab News during the preceding years.) He was dismissed because he allowed a columnist to criticise an Islamist thinker considered to be the founding father of Wahhabism. Thus, overnight, Khashoggi became known as a liberal progressive.

The Muslim Brotherhood, though, has always been at odds with the Wahhabi movement. Khashoggi and his fellow travellers believe in imposing Islamic rule by engaging in the democratic process. The Wahhabis loathe democracy as a western invention. Instead, they choose to live life as it supposedly existed during the time of the Muslim prophet. In the final analysis, though, they are different means to achieving the same goal: Islamist theocracy. This matters because, although bin Salman has rejected Wahhabism — to the delight of the West — he continues to view the Muslim Brotherhood as the main threat most likely to derail his vision for a new Saudi Arabia. Most of the Islamic clerics in Saudi Arabia who have been imprisoned over the past two years — Khashoggi’s friends — have historic ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Khashoggi had therefore emerged as a de facto leader of the Saudi branch. Due to his profile and influence, he was the biggest political threat to bin Salman’s rule outside of the royal family.

Worse, from the royals’ point of view, was that Khashoggi had dirt on Saudi links to al Qaeda before the 9/11 attacks. He had befriended Osama bin Laden in the 1980s and 1990s in Afghanistan and Sudan while championing his jihad against the Soviets in dispatches. At that same time, he was employed by the Saudi intelligence services to try to persuade bin Laden to make peace with the Saudi royal family. The result? Khashoggi was the only non-royal Saudi who had the beef on the royals’ intimate dealing with al Qaeda in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks. That would have been crucial if he had escalated his campaign to undermine the crown prince.

Like the Saudi royals, Khashoggi dissociated himself from bin Laden after 9/11 (which Khashoggi and I watched unfold together in the Arab News office in Jeddah). But he then teamed up as an adviser to the Saudi ambassador to London and then Washington, Prince Turki Al Faisal. The latter had been Saudi intelligence chief from 1977 until just ten days before the 9/11 attacks, when he inexplicably resigned. Once again, by working alongside Prince Turki during the latter’s ambassadorial stints, as he had while reporting on bin Laden, Khashoggi mixed with British, US and Saudi intelligence officials. In short, he was uniquely able to acquire invaluable inside information.

The Saudis, too, may have worried that Khashoggi had become a US asset. In Washington in 2005, a senior Pentagon official told me of a ridiculous plan they had to take ‘the Saudi out of Arabia’ (as was the rage post-9/11). It involved establishing a council of selected Saudi figures in Mecca to govern the country under US auspices after the US took control of the oil. He named three Saudis the Pentagon team were in regular contact with regarding the project. One of them was Khashoggi. A fantasy, certainly, but it shows how highly he was regarded by those imagining a different Saudi Arabia.

Perhaps it was for this and other reasons — and working according to the dictum of keeping your enemies closer — that a few weeks ago, according to a friend of Khashoggi, bin Salman had made a traditional tribal offer of reconciliation — offering him a place as an adviser if he returned to the kingdom. Khashoggi had declined because of ‘moral and religious’ principles. And that may have been the fatal snub, not least because Khashoggi had earlier this year established a new political party in the US called Democracy for the Arab World Now, which would support Islamist gains in democratic elections throughout the region. Bin Salman’s nightmare of a Khashoggi-led Islamist political opposition was about to become a reality.

The West has been fawning over bin Salman. But how now to overlook what seems to be a brazen Mafia-style murder? ‘I don’t like hearing about it,’ Donald Trump said. ‘Nobody knows anything about it, but there’s some pretty bad stories going around. I do not like it.’ Well, there are plenty more stories where that came from, stories about a ruthless prince whose opponents have a habit of disappearing. The fate of Khashoggi is the latest sign of what’s really happening inside Saudi Arabia. For how much longer will our leaders look the other way?
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch
written by Staff
January 14, 2019

The GMBDW has unearthed an astonishing article from March 1993 titled “Inside the American Moslem Community” (see Note below) and authored by none other than the late Jamal Khashoggi, apparently murdered inside the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. In the article, Khashoggi confirms the major theses concerning the history of the US Muslim Brotherhood as documented in a 2009 report by the GMBDW author including the following findings:
  • The “Islamic Mainstream” in the United States (and Europe) was controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • The leaders representing the Muslim Brotherhood in the US had successfully established a huge infrastructure in the US consisting of over a thousand mosques and Islamic Centers as well as organizations active in a wide variety of areas.
  • Key individuals identified in the report were in fact US Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
  • The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in the US was to “naturalize” Islam, meaning essentially to gain societal legitimacy for the leaders and organizations controlled by the Brotherhood.
The article begins by identifying what is described as “tension between Americas Islamic mainstream, which is “controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, and the newcomer jihadist movement”:
The bombing of New Yorks World Trade Center has raised tension between Americas Islamic mainstream, which is controlled by the Moslem Brotherhood, and the newcomer jihadist movement, led by such clerics as Sheikh Mohammad Abderrahman, according to al-Hayat. Al-Hayats Jamal Khashoggi, writing from New York, says the tension is expected to spread to the Arab world, where differences between the Moslem Brotherhood and the more violent Islamist movements have so far taken the form of mutual criticism through books, audio-tapes and sermons.
The article goes to cite Khashoggi as stressing that the Muslim Brotherhood “is the Islamic mainstream in America and Europe”:
Stressing that the Moslem Brotherhood is the Islamic mainstream in America and Europe, he said some Brotherhood members are still in favor of maintaining contacts with Sheikh Omar Abderrahman in the hope of moderating his fire-and -brimstone views and converting him to less violent ways. But this view was ebbing with the rise of a trend in favor of cutting off all contacts with Abderrahman, reversing the Brotherhoods policy of patiently working on the more violent Islamists until they joined it voluntarily.
The article then reports the blockbuster statement by Khashoggi that US Islamic leaders, already identified as the representing the US Muslim Brotherhood, were worried about an “Israeli media campaign” that could have jeopardized the “enormous infrastructure” established by the Brotherhood in the US:
Khashoggi says the American media campaign against Moslem fundamentalists after the New York blast and coincided with the Israeli media campaign warning the U.S. about fundamentalist Palestinian bases on American soil had the established Islamic leaders in the U.S. worried. They had spent a long time building an enormous infrastructure in the country over a thousand mosques and Islamic centers, along with tens of Inside the American Moslem community. organizations active in various fields, from publishing to missionary work to investment and they were afraid that these would now come under increasing political pressure.
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UPDATE 10/2/19 at 11:33am: Added tweets below.
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