Former Roommate: Garland Texas Jihadis “Regularly Went Target Shooting After Observing Friday Prayers at Mosque,” Wanted “to BLOW UP NONBELIEVERS”

ByPamela Geller on February 20, 2016
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Further proof — absolute proof — that the devout Muslims who attacked our free speech event in Garland, Texas had intended to kill American non-Muslims long before we even announced our event. If not for our event, Americans would have been slaughtered in the cause of Islam.

The roommate said of Garland jihadi Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, “he pushed Islam beliefs on others and expressed a desire to blow up nonbelievers.”

Their mosque, the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, should be shut, for good. For years, they have had a history of jihad-terror crime activity.

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Former Roommate Testifies Against Phoenix Terror Suspect, By Jacques Billeaud , Associated Press, February 19, 2016:

A former roommate of a man charged with orchestrating a foiled attack on an anti-Islam cartoon contest in Texas testified Friday about the defendant’s increasingly radicalized statements about wanting to violently attack non-Muslims and seek revenge against people who portrayed the Prophet Muhammad in drawings.

Witness Stefan Verdugo said 44-year-old Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem watched jihadist beheading videos and news coverage of the January 2015 attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hedbo.

He said Kareem, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi became intent on making a stand for their Muslim brothers when they learned of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

“They both pretty much agreed on some type of revenge,” Verdugo said of Kareem and Simpson.

The 25-year-old Verdugo is a key government witness in the case against Kareem, who also is charged with supporting the Islamic State terrorist group.

Kareem denies the allegations and claims the government is using guilt through associations to target him.

Verdugo is in police custody on sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault and other charges that are unrelated to the Kareem case. He wore an orange jail jumpsuit and handcuffs during his testimony.

Verdugo said Kareem told him about plans for the Texas contest during a car ride.

“He just said that they were going to do something over there. They didn’t tell me they were going to shoot it up,” said Verdugo, claiming he urged his friend not to carry out the attack.

Kareem later backed out of the attack but insisted to Verdugo that Simpson and Soofi would still follow through with the plan.

Verdugo said he called authorities after getting word of the May 3 attack in Garland, where Simpson and Soofi were killed in a shootout with police.

Kareem’s views got more radical in 2014 as he pushed Islam beliefs on others and expressed a desire to blow up nonbelievers, Verdugo said.

Kareem, Simpson and Soofi regularly went target shooting in the desert after observing Friday prayers at a mosque, said Verdugo, adding that he joined them on two such trips.

Verdugo said Kareem asked him about pipe bombs after Verdugo extracted gunpowder from fireworks and made a homemade explosive with a two-liter plastic soda bottle for the neighborhood kids to see.

Kareem “asked me if I knew anybody who made (bombs) and how much explosive they need to take down the (Arizona) Cardinals stadium,” Verdugo said.

Verdugo said Kareem also claimed to be part of the Islamic State.

“We thought it was kind of funny at first, then he got kind of crazy about it,” Verdugo said.

Kareem remained stoic throughout Verdugo’s testimony.

Verdugo said authorities haven’t promised him any favorable treatment for his testimony. He faced tough questioning from defense lawyer Daniel Maynard, who asked Verdugo how he learned to make bombs.

“I come from a military family. I guess it’s something I learned,” Verdugo said.

He also acknowledged that he didn’t call the authorities after he was asked for explosives.

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  • Mahou Shoujo

    It is sort of hard to understand this whole trial. It is getting almost as much coverage as the nefarious “baconator” who attacked a mosque door knob with three slices of bacon.

  • card

    The quickest and the easiest way to refute the moderate muslim argument – Ask any muslim to joke about allah, islam and muslims. He won’t.
    Any moderate religious person should have no problem in laughing at his religion.

    Joke about christians, christianity and their god in front of moderate chrisitians and they will laugh with you. They will even come up with jokes themselves.

    Joke about jews, judaism, their god in front of moderate jews and they will laugh with you. They will even come up with jokes themselves.

    Joke about muslims, islam and allah in front of moderate muslims, they will — not — laugh with you. Much less come up with jokes themselves.

    Why can’t muslims joke about their religion if they really are moderates? They are after all, equated with moderates of other religions. How come other religions’ moderates laugh at their religion, while ‘moderate’ muslims do not?

    Are these ‘moderate’ muslims really moderate? Nope. ‘Moderate muslims’ is a myth. Only easy-going, non-practicing muslims can be called ‘moderates’, but then, they don’t really qualify as muslims.

    • Lia

      But check http://www.averagemohamed on the ‘net. He draws cartoons, not of mohammad, but of averagemohamed. He works with local imams in Minneapolis and takes his short videos to schools to explain to muslim children that they can represent their faith without jihad killing. Such a person justifies our support. I’ve also read about a group of muslim mothers who go to schools and talk to muslim children about NOT committing crimes to represent their faith, but I can’t remember where I read about them. Can anybody help?

  • EJO

    73% agree with Trump on Muslim immigrants.

    Preliminary exit poll results from the South Carolina GOP primary have been released.

    Record turnout by conservatives and evangelicals is helping to shape the South Carolina Republican primary, along with vast support for Donald Trump’s stance on limiting the ability of Muslims to enter the country and substantial backing for deportation of undocumented immigrants.

    Preliminary exit poll results indicate that three-quarters of the state’s primary voters support temporarily banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the United States. That’s even more than the support for this proposal among GOP voters in New Hampshire, 65 percent – a core support group for Trump in that state.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/live-south-carolina-gop-primary-exit-poll-analysis/story?id=37077219

    • Drew the Infidel

      What Trump said was not just political fodder but is a matter of public law.It comes from the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, specifically Section 1182 entitled “Inadmissible Aliens”, a law passed by a Democrat Congress and President. One of the categories specified is one that deals with areas where terrorism is rampant.

  • Deathbringer

    One more reason not to let muslim scum on shooting ranges

    • sturgis

      One exception; Allow them to be used as targets!

  • Arkansas MIke

    The Garland Draw Muhammad contest probably saved a lot of lives, as a result of the efficient decommission of those two devout jihadis. No telling how many innocent people they could have murdered if your team, and the brave policeman, hadn’t pulled the jihad right out from under them. Cured them of islam too. lol

    Thank you Pamela for your hard work, courage, and for sharing your wisdom with us, while making America safer for those who love her.

  • Drew the Infidel

    The old tired defense of “guilt by association” is also known as having an accomplice. The cartoon contest merely highlighted the manner in which the First Amendment is under attack even by the media. The constitutional liberties that allow the contest are the very same liberties that allow the media to even exist in the first place.

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  • joe1429

    These ranges need to report the muslums takin target practice to the fbi… the pc got to stop