Good News! For the time being, we have a few less “Religion of Peace” disciples to worry about.
Yesterday a federal grand jury In St. Louis Missouri indicted 35 convenience store owners on federal conspiracy charges for trafficking in contraband cigarettes, distributing controlled substances and money laundering. 34 of the 35 who were indicted are Muslims of course. Because we know all too well, our laws just don’t matter to them.
The list of defendants include:
Mohammed Almuttan, aka Abu Ali, 35, St. Louis, MO
Rami Almuttan, aka Abu Louay, 33, St. Louis, MO
Hisham Mutan, aka Abu Mohamed, 41, St. Louis, MO
Saddam Mutan, aka Abu Ali, 24, St. Louis, MO
Mazin Abdelsalam, aka Abu Mohammad, 38, St. Louis, MO
Najeh Muhana, aka Abu Yazan, 41, Fairview, NJ
Fares Muhana, aka Abu Yamama, 40, Cliffside Park, NJ
Ayoub Qaiymah, aka Abu Faysal, 23, Richmond, VA
Naser Abid, 23, Chicago, IL
Yadgar Barzanji, aka Abu Siver, 47, St. Louis, MO
Wafaa Alwan, 50, St. Louis, MO
Ahmed Abuali, aka Bazilla, 31, North Bergen, NJ
Mohammed Kayed, aka Mohammed Fayez, 21, Clifton, NJ
Momen Abuali, 20, Little Ferry, NJ
Firat Sevindik, 42, Cliffside Park, NJ
Mohammed Mustafa, 30, North Bergen, NJ
Mohammad Karashqah, Abu Yazid, 47, North Bergen, NJ
Fayez Sheikha, 46, Mishawaka, IN
Jihad Shihadeh, Abu Malik, 58, Chicago Ridge, IL
Ismael Abadi, 57, Carol Stream, IL
Abed Hamed, Abed Fawzan, 39, Greenville, NC
Maher Hamed, Abu Alazara, 33, Swansea, IL
Abdel Adi, 25, Oak Lawn, IL
Muhanad Khatib, Abu Alamin, 36, Chicago, IL
Eyad Awad, 38, Chicago, IL
Dale Garbin, 60, Kankakee, IL
Hayder Al Fatli, 40, St. Louis, MO
Kutlay Guvener, 35, Chicago, IL
Saad Al Mallak, 30, Dittmer, MO
Hassan Abdelatif, 29, Collinsville, IL
Mahajir Naz, 32, St. Louis, MO
Talal Abuajaj, 23, St. Louis, MO
Basem Hamdan, aka Abu Ramiz, 57, St. Louis, MO
Zainal Saleh, 29, St. Louis, MO
Ibrahim Awad, 39, St. Louis, MO
These “peace loving” men had a few schemes going on at their multiple convenience stores. They would buy cigarettes in St. Louis which has a low tax on cigarettes and distribute them to areas that have high taxes, such as Chicago and New Jersey. They would also sell the substance known as K2, which is a synthetic type of Marijuana that is sold commercially as incense but is currently illegal in the state of Missouri since August of 2010. That’s the same kind of drug the man who rammed all those people in Times Square last week was on.
The most troubling fact federal investigators found here wasn’t the actual selling of illegal substances or the tax scheme these people perpetrated. It was the fact these men were laundering the money they were getting. Anytime we hear about any Muslim laundering money the first thought which should come to our minds is “Where is that money going?”
ISIS’s criminal activities have made it the most-funded terrorist group in history. The accumulation of its sizable wealth has allowed the group to increase its operational scope, attain weapons and resources and recruit local and foreign fighters.
The multifaceted and dangerous relationship ISIS has cultivated for each fundraising method has been exceptionally calculated and profitable. Through the exploitation of known smuggling routes on Turkey’s border, it has used the black market to sell oil, natural resources and looted goods. Similarly, the group has profited from banks lacking in sanctions and wire controls of laundered money and illegally donated funds.
Recently, at the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq, the main topic was ensuring all United Nations members are strictly abiding by Security Council Resolution 2170, which calls for all countries to ensure their companies and civilians are prohibiting terrorist financing. It also calls for countries to implement effective sanction programs that encompass social media technologies since statistics point to money flowing through tools such as, but not limited to, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Twitter.
If countries in the Middle East strengthen their money-laundering policies and police efforts for black-market trade, they may begin to put a small dent in ISIS’s efforts to amass its fortune.
These facts are truly terrifying and prove we need to be more vigilant than ever.
Muslims tend to use money laundering schemes to fund their Jihad terrorism both foreign and domestically. This is one of the main reasons why immediately after 9/11 President George W. Bush made it a priority to make it easier for the FBI, CIA and other agencies to all work together in fighting terrorism. By having them share intel with each other instead of only working independently as they mostly did before the 9/11 attacks.
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