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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fairfax, Va: Massive Bust Near Popular Dar al-Hijrah Mosque

Vlad Tepes Blog has the story. 

My thoughts are, as you read through the list of counts against those who have been arrested, you will find charges such as "transporting and receiving stolen property", "money-laundering", "distribution of stolen property", and "distribution" of various illegal drugs.

Additionally, the article asserts that the police claim to have "infiltrated several criminal organizations and businesses operating around the center".

In other words, what we have here is Organized Crime.

If it can be proven that monies are flowing from these criminal organizations to the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque, in the form of Zakat payments, then you have a clear-cut case in which RICO Statutes would be applicable in shutting down a Mosque.

And, in my opinion, we are only scratching the suface here. The conspiracy between Mosque, criminal organizations, and the funding of terrorism runs very deep, in my oh so humble opinion.


May 15, 2009 ·  From Fairfax Gov and Silent MajorityFairfax County Police led a massive bust near the popular and growing radical Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, VA Fairfax County, home to Falls Church, one of the major frontlines of Islamist aggression. We have:

On Wednesday, May 6, over 135 law enforcement personnel participated in concluding a year-long undercover investigation. Operation Build America
was launched in May 2008 to better understand the criminal activity
taking place in and around the Build America Shopping Center. The
shopping center is nestled in the Skyline community in the 3800 block
of South George Mason Drive. Community concerns of illegal activities
in the shopping center coupled with indicators that crime was in the
upswing sprung the operation into motion.

The investigation successfully infiltrated several criminal
organizations and businesses operating around the center. 
Undercover
police officers identified nearly 40 people suspected of criminal
activity that ranges from property crimes to crimes of violence. The
undercover operation successfully recovered stolen firearms and illegal
narcotics including cocaine and marijuana.

Collectively, 143 criminal arrest warrants and 15 search warrants were issued in this undercover operation.

The success of the operation can be attributed to the coordinated effort of several units and agencies:

  • Fairfax County Police
    • Criminal Intelligence Division
    • Organized Crime and Narcotics Division
    • Special Weapons and Tactics Team
    • Mason, Sully, and Mount Vernon Police District Stations
  • Town of Herndon Police Department
  • Department of Public Safety Communications
  • Fairfax County Code Enforcement Strike Team
  • Fairfax County Office of the Sheriff
  • City of Alexandria Police Department
  • United States Marshals Service
  • United States Postal Inspector’s Office
  • Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board
  • Northern Virginia Gang Task Force
  • Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control

The following people were arrested:

  1. (No Photo) Juvenile, currently 18, Alexandria area, charged with
    distribution of marijuana, distribution of stolen property, burglary,
    distribution of a stolen gun.
  2. Mohamed Abubaker
    Mohamed Abubaker, 20, 431 North Armistead Street, Alexandria, charged
    with distribution of marijuana in a school zone and possession with
    intent to distribute.
  3. Moustafa Moustafa
    Moustafa Moustafa, 44, 3701 South George Mason Drive, Falls Church,
    charged with money laundering and four counts of receiving stolen
    property.
  4. Erving Pabon Erving Pabon, 19, 7352 Pohick Way, Lorton, charged with distribution of marijuana.
  5. Walid Essediq
    Walid Essediq, 25, 6004 Edsall Road, Alexandria, charged with
    transporting stolen property and receiving stolen property.
  6. Ashraf Salmi
    Ashraf Salmi, 41, 5800 Quantrell Avenue, Alexandria, charged with
    credit card fraud, check fraud, money laundering, selling credit card
    information from a scan device, two counts of credit card theft and six
    counts of receiving stolen property.
  7. Hesham Ibrahim Elnakhal
    Hesham Ibraham Elnakhal, 48, 3705 South George Mason Drive, Falls
    Church, charged with money laundering, selling stolen property and two
    counts of receiving stolen property.
  8. Leeban Hamud
    Leeban Hamud, 20, 5505 Seminary Road, Falls Church, charged with
    attempted malicious wounding and petit larceny.
  9. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams, 22, 6445 Eighth Street, Alexandria, charged with
    receiving stolen property, selling stolen property, distribution of
    marijuana and two counts distribution of cocaine.
  10. Julia Hanson-Takyi
    Julia Hanson-Takyi, 21, 7747 Grandwind Avenue, Lorton, charged with
    selling stolen property, distribution of marijuana, distribution of
    cocaine and receiving stolen property.
  11. Sharon Embaye Sharon Embaye, 19, 621 North Howard Street, Alexandria, charged with three counts of distribution of marijuana.
  12. Kwame Garnette
    Kwame Garnette, 18, 6710 Metropolitan Center Drive, Springfield,
    charged with transporting stolen property and distribution of stolen
    property.
  13. Antwan Smith Antwan Smith, 18, 6412 Edsall Road, Alexandria, charged with distribution of ecstacy.
  14. Ruben Charlemagne
    Ruben Charlemagne, 19, Hyattsville, Maryland, charged with destruction
    of monument, assault, distribution of marijuana, distribution of
    oxcycodone, distribution of cocaine, transportation of cocaine, three
    counts of receiving stolen property and three counts of selling stolen
    property.
  15. Chaya Nabil
    Nabil Chaya, 40, 6018 Bitternut Drive, Alexandria, charged with
    receiving stolen property and selling stolen property.
  16. Amin Maknassi
    Amin Maknassi, 19, 5031 Domain Place, Alexandria, charged with selling
    credit card information from a scan device and three counts of stolen
    credit cards.
  17. Mohamed Ziad
    Mohamed Ziad, 20, 20852 Isherwood Terrace, Ashburn, charged with three
    counts of selling stolen property, three counts of receiving stolen
    property, four counts of selling stolen credit cards and two counts of
    receiving stolen credit cards.
  18. Baha Khasawneh
    Baha Khasawneh, 20, 13211 Kilby Landing Court, Clifton, charged with
    receiving stolen property and selling stolen property.
  19. Leandro Zavala Leandro Zavala, 24, 204 Denfield Avenue, Alexandria, charged with possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

The following people are still wanted:

  1. (No Photo) Amine Mohamed Bouharjarah, 23, 3503 Leesburg Ct, Falls
    Church, wanted for credit card theft, two stolen vehicles, larceny of
    checks, distribution of marijuana, theft of mail.
  2. Storm Toliver Storm Toliver, 27, 4703 Amricana Drive, Annandale, wanted for distribution of cocaine.
  3. Jeff Baumgardt Jeff Baumgardt, 27, 3181 Ranger Road, Fairfax, wanted for distribution of stolen property.
  4. Hassan Hassan Hassan Hassan, 27, 7210 Sipes Lane, Annandale, wanted for distribution of and receiving stolen property.
  5. (No Photo) Sidi Marouane Cherkaoui, 23, 5125 Echols Avenue,
    Alexandria, wanted for stolen vehicle, identity theft, larceny of
    credit card, larceny of mail (checks).
  6. (No Photo) Manuel Tonche, 26, 204 Denfield Avenue, Alexandria,
    wanted for distribution of cocaine and marijuana, and receiving stolen
    property.
  7. (No Photo) Mehdi Drissi Alami, 19, Fitchburg, Wisconsin, wanted for sale of stolen credit cards.
  8. (No Photo) Mohamed Lahmamsi, 29, Maryland, wanted for theft of
    mail, identity and credit card fraud, and insurance and check fraud.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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To request this information in an alternate format, call the Public Information Office at 703.246.2253. TTY 703-204-2264

This is info from a  spread sheet that was included with press info:

Name /Jail Status/ Bail/ Next Court Date

Mohamed Abubaker Bonded on May 11 $1,250.00 June 10 1400


Moustafa Moustafa

Still in
Fairfax County Adult
Dention Center $5,000.00 June 10 1400
Erving Pabon Bonded on May 14 $5,000.00 June 10 1400
Walid Essediq Bonded on May 8 $5,000.00 June 10 1400
Ashraf Salmi
Still in
Fairfax County Adult
Dention Center $6,924.00 June 10 1400
Hesham Ibraham Elnakhal
Still in
Fairfax County Adult
Dention Center $4,000.00 June 10 1400
Leeban Hamud Bonded on May 6 $3,500.00 No date listed
Ryan Williams but booked as Ryan Neville Williams Bonded on May 14 $3,000.00 June 10 1400

Julia Hanson-Takyi No listed in system under that name
Sharon Embaye Bonded on May 14 $10,000.00 June 10 1400
Kwame Garnette Bonded on May 6 $2,000.00 No date listed
Antwan Smith
Still in
Fairfax County Adult
Dention Center No bond June 10 1400


Ruben Charlemagne

Still in
Fairfax County Adult
Dention Center No bond June 10 1400


Nabil Chaya
 Bonded on 5/12/2009 $5,000.00 June 10 1400
Amin Maknassi Bonded on May 11 $10,000.00 June 10 1400
Mohamed Ziad No listed in system under that name
Baha Khasawneh Bonded on May 8 $5,000.00 June 10 1400
Leandro Zavala Bonded on May 7 $500.00 June 10 1400
Mohamed Lahmamsi
(was wanted at time of press release but
since arrested on May 12 Still in Fairfax County Adult
Dention Center $13,000.00 June 22 1400

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the bonds are pathetically low considering the time and costs invested by law enforcement.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 3:03:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

All they have to do is prove a Zakat-link, and your beloved Mosque is in deep shit.

Crow all you want, my friendly Jihadist, but sooner or later, those who enforce our laws are going to catch on to what I'm saying, and then all of you mofos are going to be thrown out of our country.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 3:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Racist Are You?

what is the relation between that and zakat.shame on you
these people will get what they deserve bc of wrong doing for our country, but you are just like Mcaine (out of touch)

Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:28:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever been said a bout Dar Alhijrah Islamic Center is untrue. i believe whoever posted that is making up stories. i just wanna remind this person that they will be held accountable on the day of Judgment in front of GOD. Be honest and just tell what you are sure about. also, please can you post any proofs that support your imagination. Dar Alhijrah has been there in the community helping community and providing all different types of services. of course, Dar Alhijrah must have supporters to donate for services that have provided because it is a Non-for-profit Organization

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:38:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Anonymous No.1

How "racist" am I?

Since when is Islam a race?

What is the relationship between Zakat and this?

The answer is, if the Mosques knowingly took money from crime organizations in the form of "Zakat", then they are participating in Organized Crime. Additionally, their non-profit status is a good vehicle for money-laundering, not that it is necessarily used for such.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:45:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Anonymous No 2,

You said: whatever been said a bout Dar Alhijrah Islamic Center is untrue.


I ask: What specifically is untrue? If you tell me, I'll address it further. If I state that something is my opinion, then it is not a statement of fact, but merely an opinion. Everything else in this article comes from the police. So, if you are disagreeing with the other stuff, then you are disagreeing with the police.
'
Take it up with them.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:47:00 am  
Anonymous bridget said...

You're jumping to some big conclusions by cherry-picking your facts.

- Dar al-Hijrah is miles away from Skyline shopping centers. You implied that the businesses infiltrated are around the mosque. The mosque is in a non-muslim residential neighborhood and near apartment buildings.

- The criminals arrested are from towns in a 45 mile range. And out of 143 arrest warrants, only 27 are on your list. That's only 19% of the total.

- The 'corridor' you're referring to has a large Latino population with gangs, like MS-13. Crimes are part of gang initiation so many agencies have worked together to keep us safe. Did you exclude the machete attacks from your list of crimes because they weren't commited by people with muslim names?

- The people who visit Dar al-Hijrah are not extremists or terrorists. I'm a white Christian woman and I've been warmly received on my visits. They might have had some bad apples, but given the large number of visitors they have, the percentage is about the same as hitting the lottery. No one accuses the administration of Columbine High School of producing terrorists, yet our country still mourns the day two of their members became terrorists.

The world is a scary place, but creating fear of a specific group isn't going to help anyone.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:42:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Bridget,
You may be right about the geography. I don't know, because I haven't been there.

But, you are wrong about the reality of Dar al-Hijrah Mosque. It is the Mosque where Anwar al-Awlaki preached. He is an extremist Imam who trained was a mentor to three of the 9/11 highjackers and Major Hasan who recently killed all those people at Ft. Hood.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6521758/Fort-Hood-shooting-Texas-army-killer-linked-to-September-11-terrorists.html

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/11/hasans-imam-says-ft-hood-shootings-have.html

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 1:17:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Bridget,
Um, you have a geographical error in your comment.

Actually, Skyline shopping centers are nowhere near Skyline Drive (Blue Ridge Mountains). Skyline shopping centers are about 5 miles east of Dar al-Hijrah. Skyline shopping centers are very near Skyline Towers, at Bailey's Crossroads, which happens to have the second largest concentration of Moslems in the United States (Dearborn, MI, being first).

I'm a native of Northern Virginia and can answer any questions you have about geography here.

As for the concentration of Latinos, well, many Moslems also live in the area around Dar al-Hijrah. You are correct that there are a lot of Latinos too.

Dar al-Hijrah does welcome "outsiders" but only at certain times as far as I know. I myself have attended an open house there, and the discussion on the panel burst into chaos over the definition of jihad. This was before 9/11, around 1999, I think.

And you'd better rethink that extremists aren't at Dar al-Hijrah. They certainly have been in the past. Note the recent info about Hasan, the Fort Hood jihadist, and the imam who was expelled from Dar al-Hijrah.

I invite you to visit Northern Virginiastan, a site which specializes in the quiet and not-so-quiet jihad in the D.C. area.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:25:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Bridget,
A little more FYI, released today by the Investigative Project.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:29:00 pm  

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