Garland jihadi CONVICTED of conspiring to support ISIS in Arizona trial

ByPamela Geller on March 17, 2016
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This is a precedent. There are myriad ISIS cases coming up in America charging Islamic State members, and this was the test. I will be very interested to see what kind of sentence he gets — what Texas does will be an example for the rest of the country. What does conspiring to slaughter Americans on American soil for exercising their First Amendment rights get you? It should get you life in prison. It’s treason and sedition. But no one talks about such things anymore.

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“Arizona man linked to Muhammad cartoon contest attack plot convicted,” Associated Press, March 17, 2016:

A jury on Thursday convicted an Arizona man of conspiring to support Islamic State in one of the first trials in the U.S. involving charges related to the terrorist group.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem also was found guilty on other counts stemming from an attack last spring at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Kareem was stoic when the verdict was read.

Authorities said Kareem bankrolled and motivated two Islamic State followers who were killed in a shootout with police while trying to carry out a rampage at the anti-Islam event in suburban Dallas.

Kareem also was convicted of providing guns used in the May 3 attack. Authorities say he and the two gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, had researched travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State fighters.

It was one of the first times a person was tried in the U.S. on charges related to the group. A trial in New York recently ended with a guilty verdict against a U.S. military veteran charged with attempting to join Islamic State.

Kareem’s attorney, Daniel Maynard, declined to comment after the verdict. The U.S. attorney’s office, which prosecuted the case, had no immediate comment. Sentencing was set for June 27.

Prosecutors say Kareem hosted Simpson and Soofi at his home to discuss the plot and went target-shooting with them in the Arizona desert.

The 44-year-old moving company owner testified that he had no knowledge beforehand that his friends were going to attack the contest featuring cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims. He insisted that he didn’t even know about the event until after Simpson and Soofi were killed.

It’s unknown whether the attack was inspired by the Islamic State or carried out in response to an order from the group.

Prosecutors said Kareem tried to carry out an insurance scam to fund a conspiracy to support the Islamic State group and attempted to indoctrinate two teenage boys in his neighborhood on radical jihadism.

They also say Kareem, Simpson and Soofi initially wanted to blow up the Arizona stadium where the 2015 Super Bowl was held, but when that plan failed, they set their sights on the cartoon contest.

Kareem told jurors that he evicted Simpson from his home because he believed Simpson was putting tracking devices in his car. He also said he strongly disapproved of Simpson using Kareem’s laptop to watch al-Qaida promotional materials.

Stefan Verdugo, one of Kareem’s former roommates, testified that Kareem wanted to get revenge against people who portrayed the Prophet Muhammad in drawings and had inquired about the types of explosives that would be needed to blow up the stadium….

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  • mdy616

    “What does conspiring to slaughter Americans on American soil for exercising their First Amendment rights get you?”

    I hope a life time in prison! The problem is, he will be some kind of hero to the prisoners since many of them are mooslims! As long as he is in prison I guess who cares!! Let him be a hero in prison; better there than on the outside.

    • CC

      However, this jihadist should be placed in solitary confinement for life; otherwise he will be in a position to recruit others — perhaps many others.

      • notislam

        My opinion –that they should be put to death –they are traitors and terrorists and do not find it difficult to kill Kafir.

    • 40,000 Converts to Islam Per Year in Federal
      Prisons
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHblGP6iKXs

  • knight

    Off Topic but very important to watch and share. Have to educate the many who are asleep and please continue sharing.

    Muslim Brotherhood’s plan & Obama connection exposed
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3-aqSAxdVB8

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Toss him in jail and forget about him, another muslim following seventh century hate literature.

    • wilypagan

      Better yet, bring back old Sparky.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Seems like a waste of electricity, feed him to the pigs.

    • Ron Cole

      Please Mam. No personal human pronouns for its.
      Correct this to, “Toss it in jail and forget about it….”

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Done, my ignorant error brings shame to my english as a second language teacher. Appropriate penance will be done.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        Now that’s funny :)

  • bladyblah

    everyone knows what happens to killers in Texas, right?!

    • vercingetorix

      Death!

  • dejael

    Why waste taxpayers’ hard-earned money on incarceration jail time for these terrorist creeps, who may either be let go by bleeding-heart liberals or escape via a prison break sometime in the future, and then go out and kill people again? Look at Obama’s failed policies on the Gitmo detainees, and his spotty track record at dealing with human rights abuses by Islamic terrorists.
    I agree with Trump that these individuals who commit heinous crimes against humanity with their evil Islamic jihadist extremism inspired by ISIS and other Islamic terror groups, should be summarily executed upon conviction after a fair and impartial trial. I believe a firing squad is the best solution for these monsters, which will send a clear message to the Islamic world that extreme crimes demand extreme punishment – and will possibly act as a real deterrent for would-be terrorists who have been brainwashed by the radical Islamic agenda. It will also slash the costs of having to sequester these persons indefinitely in federal or state prisons where they can spread their messages of hatred to the USA and the free world.

    • This is what they really need besides punishment.
      The Kurdistan Brothers – Muslim Converts –
      A
      brother is born for adversity according to an old proverb and the two brothers
      in the following story illustrate the truth of that saying. When the younger one
      broke with tradition the older one wanted to break his neck. This is the true
      story of Syeed and Kocka, two brothers from Kurdistan who were adversaries until
      their minds, and hearts and lives were unshackled.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyTOBZC5Ytw

  • John Henry Eden

    Stop using the term “muslims”. That’s what they want us to call them. By letting them define the terms we let them set the rules and we’ll lose.. The English terms for these barbarians are “moslem”,”mussulman”, or “mohammedans”. Also, based on his pretentious sounding fake moslem name and photo, I’ll bet ol’ Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem is just a chip on his shoulder “American” negro named La’ Quantavious Jackson.

    • Nipperdoodle

      Personally, I prefer to use the term “muzzies”. My understanding is that they hate it.

      • Lonnie Robinson

        I like the name muzzies too :) And if they hate the name so much the better :) Fcuk um’

    • Lonnie Robinson

      I like moslem and mohammedan but mussulman sounds like they might be muscular :)

  • Drachen

    The 44-year-old moving company owner testified that he had no knowledge beforehand that his friends were going to attack the contest featuring cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims

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  • Drew the Infidel

    Of all the legal defenses this guy could use in court, ignorance is the most plausible but is wholly inadequate. Being a federal case, the firearms charges alone should assure it is s very long time before he ever breathes free air again.

  • Fred

    This is treason Execute the savage!

    • SRN99

      Burn them in pig oil

      • Fred

        Works for me!

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  • nacazo

    Was this in Arizona or in Texas? I know the isis attackers lived in Arizona. Not sure if Abdul Malik is being tried in Arizona or Texas…

  • roccolore

    One should ask the Ku Klux Kair and SPLC about one of THEIR supporters in jail for being a terrorist.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      I thinks it’s “klu” klux Kair :)

  • Patti York

    We can NOT clog up our legal system with this filth. WHY are they being treated like common criminals? They are NOT. They are soldiers devoted to wiping as many of us out as possible.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Hear, hear!

  • lostlegends

    Pamela bags another one. She’s on her way to becoming an ACE JIHAD FIGHTER. Somebody get a medal made up and ready. My mine will contribute the gold. I’m serious about this proposal. Any artisans out there.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      I’m 100% with you on the medal thing :) Where do we sign up?

  • Zulu

    Pam, all the people I know use the words “Treason”/Sedition “. The silent majority needs to come out of its coma

  • donojibway

    We should send a strong message to others that this sort of planning to kill Americans for any reason will not be tolerated. Sentencing against Muslims should be harsher, since the likelihood of reformed behavior is so low. There are 4 reasons we put people in Jail: 1) to keep law abiding people safe. 2) to rehabilitate the criminal. 3) to set an example to others who may be considering the same illegal activity. 4) justice for the victims. Since radicalized Muslims are rarely rehabilitated, by all measures of the purpose of incarceration, they should get maximum sentences, hopefully before they generate victims.

    It is my opinion that of the 4 reasons for incarceration, #1 is the most important, and #2 is the least, since it is so difficult to project. Thus we should always error on the side of keeping law abiding people safe.

  • Bill Kay

    Take out the Garbage !

  • joe1429

    Should be executed under the federal death penalty

  • Craig

    But he’s just trying to spread the “Peace” of Islam don’t ya know.