Police State New Jersey: Muslim inspired by Oct. 7 massacre was ‘devoted to waging violent jihad against America’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/new-jersey-muslim-inspired-by-oct-7-massacre-was-devoted-to-waging-violent-jihad-against-america#

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“Nasr was prepared to kill and be killed to support the jihadist cause…”

Where did he get that idea?

“Indeed, Allah has bought from the believers their lives and their wealth, because the garden will be theirs, they will fight in the way of Allah and will kill and be killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)

“NJ man Karem Nasr inspired by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack busted allegedly trying to join Islamist terror group in Kenya: ‘Prepared to kill,’” by Caitlin Doornbos, New York Post, December 29, 2023:

A New Jersey man who prosecutors say was “devoted … to waging violent jihad against America” and galvanized by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack against Israel, was busted in Kenya earlier this month while en route to join Somalia-based Islamist terror group al-Shabaab, authorities said Friday.

Karrem Nasr, 23, of Lawrenceville, faces up to 20 years in prison after Manhattan federal prosecutors charged him with a single count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

“Nasr, a citizen of this country, traveled from Egypt to Kenya bent on joining and training with al Shabab [sic] so that he could execute his jihadist mission of death and destruction,” US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said Friday.

“Nasr was prepared to kill and be killed to support the jihadist cause, and in his own words, he described America as ‘evil’ and the ‘head of the snake,’” he added.

Nasr had moved to Egypt in July to study Arabic and became “particularly motivated to become a jihadi” after Hamas killed more than 1,200 people — including at least 33 Americans — in its October assault on southern Israel, FBI special agent Bilal Morgan wrote in court documents.

“In recent public social media posts, Nasr warned that ‘Jihad’ was ‘coming soon to a US location near you,’ posting airplane, bomb, and fire emojis,” Morgan wrote. “Nasr expressed his intent to join al Shabaab [sic] to receive military training and engage in jihad; that he was prepared to kill and be killed; and that he specifically aspired to be a martyr for the jihadi cause.”

Nasr planned to meet members of al-Shabaab, which has links to Al Qaeda, during his Kenya trip after engaging with an FBI source posing as a facilitator for terrorist organizations last month.

“After the Oct. 7 events, I felt that something has changed [for] the better, I mean,” Nasr reportedly told the source. “I felt that pride and dignity came back to the Muslims.”

Nasr further referenced the recent online spread of Osama bin Laden’s 2002 “Letter to America,” which garnered attention among TikTok users who claimed they had never heard of Al Qaeda’s complaints about the conflict between Israel and Palestinians.

“I do not know if you follow the news in the West, but there are a lot of people now in America, not Muslims, just reading the letter from Sheikh [Osama] bin Laden …” Nasr told the source, according to court documents. “And there are a lot of people, because of this letter, [who] have completely changed their opinion on him, and they finally understand how evil America is.”

Nasr reportedly offered to “write for any group that he joined” because he “could write well and knew how to translate,” adding that he also “wanted to train to ‘shoot’ with any [terror] group he joined,” Morgan wrote.

The defendant originally planned to meet the jihadists in Kenya in January, but Nasr told the source he accelerated his plans after learning his mother was visiting from the US in mid-December and wanted to take him “back to America to continue my education and work.”

“Parents nowadays have no interest in religion and they do not want their children to be mujahideen,” he told the source, noting that his mother did not know of his intentions to join al-Shabaab….

AOC likens Palestinians to Jesus in Christmas message, calls Israel a violent, occupying force

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/aoc-likens-palestinians-to-jesus-in-christmas-message-calls-israel-a-violent-occupying-force#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

As a purveyor of the most hateful anti-Jewish propaganda, AOC goes to such an extreme that she has forgotten that Jesus was a Jew from the house of David, and that the region of Judea wasn’t renamed “Palestine” until a century after the time of Christ. Also, as it is succinctly put in a Jerusalem Post article: “Jesus’s homeland is under attack by Islamic terrorists.”

“AOC slammed over Christmas message about Israel-Hamas war: ‘Jew hate,’” by Melissa Koenig, New York Post, December 25, 2023:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likens Palestinians to Jesus while describing Israel as a violent occupying force in an online Christmas post, prompting critics to slam what they call her blatant “Jew hate.”

In her Instagram story on Christmas Eve, the lefty New York Democrat shared a photo of a child in rubble in the Gaza Strip and said she is praying “for the peace and protection of the innocent in Gaza and the occupied territories.

“In the story of Christmas, Christ was born in modern-day Palestine under the threat of a government engaged in a massacre of innocents,” she wrote.

“He was part of a targeted population being indiscriminately killed to protect an unjust leader’s power. Mary and Joseph, displaced by violence and forced to flee, became refugees in Egypt with a newborn waiting to one day return home.

“Thousands of years later, right-wing forces are violently occupying Bethlehem as similar stories unfold for today’s Palestinians, so much so that the Christian community in Bethlehem has canceled this year’s Christmas Eve celebrations out of both [fear for their] safety and respect,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

“And yet, also today, holy children are still being born in a place of unspeakable violence — for every child born, of any identity and from any place, is sacred. Especially the children of Gaza,” AOC said…..

Hamas Calls for Violence Against Americans, and So Does This Michigan Imam

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Could the war in Israel spread to the United States? Sure. Some people want it to.

Hamas has never made a secret of the fact that its goal of destroying Israel is just part of a larger jihad to conquer the entire world for Islam. And so it was inevitable, both in light of that aspiration and the Biden regime’s shaky but still subsisting support for Israel’s defensive effort, that Hamas jihadis would call for violence against Americans. What is more surprising, at least for those who have bought into the comforting establishment fictions that have been circulating since 9/11, is that one such call came from right here at home.

Hamas operative Sami Abu Zuhri recently proclaimed that Biden regime Secretary of State Antony Blinken, despite pressuring Israel to go easy on the warriors of jihad, was just as bad as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “When Blinken is justifying the killing of women and children, the sons of our nation should say to him: You are the enemy, just like Netanyahu, and you must pay the price, just like Netanyahu. We should keep this in mind.” Yes, we should indeed.

If you’re wondering when exactly Blinken justified the killing of women and children, the answer, of course, is never. Blinken has actually parroted Hamas propaganda in warning Israel that it must do more to reduce civilian deaths, when in reality the number of civilians killed in Gaza compares favorably to the death toll of civilians in other recent conflicts, notably the battle of Mosul against ISIS in Iraq. 

Nevertheless, Abu Zuhri wants to see American blood: “Now it is our nation’s turn to pressure the Americans to stop this war. We need violent acts against American and British interests everywhere, as well as the interests of all the countries that support the occupation.” 

It’s hard to see how those who call for violence against people who have nothing to do with the conflict have the moral high ground, and those who are doing all they can to limit civilian casualties deserve the opprobrium of the entire world; we’d need an American university student to explain that. 

Meanwhile, an echo of this call for jihad terror attacks against Americans came from a Muslim cleric, Ahmad Musa Jibril. Jibril, “whose hate-filled sermons,” according to a Friday report in the New York Post, “were said to have inspired the London Bridge terrorist attack,” is not in Britain, or in Baghdad or Balochistan. Jibril was born in Dearborn, Michigan, and while his current whereabouts are murky, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) identifies him as a “Michigan Islamic scholar,” and the Twitter/X account that posted his call for jihad in America states that it is operating out of Chicago and is “managed by students.” Jibril, who did hard time in the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex for fraud, money laundering, unlawful possession of firearms and more, clearly has considerable influence among Muslims in the United States.

Contradicting the false narrative Americans have been fed for two decades now, Jibril declared: “Yes, there is holy war in Islam, it is jihad. This may be a surprise to many who grew up in the West, especially those who were born or grew up post 9/11, because of the growing number of hypocrites, who are spreading the American-Zionist Islam, and it has nothing to do with Islam, that version of Islam is and Islam that suits the enemies.” He added that “the one who has been spreading that there is no holy war in Islam, has been defecating heresy out of his mouth for the past 20 years, downplaying the legislation of Allah and the Islamic punishments.” 

That would include virtually all of the prominent Islamic spokesmen in the U.S. As far as Jibril is concerned, the only people who had it right about jihad and Islam were the ones who were (and still are) vilified, marginalized, and silenced as “Islamophobes.” And now he wants Muslims in the U.S. to start taking this holy war seriously: “The Muslims in the West, especially the youth in the West, especially the youth in America, need to wake up. The current events are a wake-up call for Muslims to start normalizing mentioning jihad’s proper meaning, and putting it back into their vocabulary. Jihad must be a common, normal term on your tongues, on your social media, and in the mosques and elsewhere. 

This should, he said, be a matter of lifelong indoctrination: “It’s time the mothers nurse their infants with the love of jihad and the ambition to become a mujahid and a martyr.” A martyr in the Islamic sense is one who acts upon Allah’s promise of paradise in the Qur’an to those who “kill and are killed.” America said Jibril, is “a vicious enemy of Muslims.” And so the import of his words was clear: Muslims need to wage jihad against America. While the Biden regime’s FBI hunts for “white supremacist terrorists” and Jan. 6 “insurrectionists,” some young men in America right now are heeding the words of Ahmed Musa Jibril.

Hamas Senior Official Urges Muslims: ‘We Need Violent Acts’ Against America ‘Everywhere’

REPUBLISHED, SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/hamas-senior-official-urges-muslims-we-need-violent-acts-against-america-everywhere#

“We need violent acts against American and British interests everywhere”

While Muslim Brotherhood groups in America are calling for a “ceasefire” with violent urban riots, Hamas, another arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, is urging Muslims to attack America and the UK “everywhere”.

Sami Abu Zuhri, head of the political department of Hamas abroad called on a December 5, 2023 show on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) for acts of violence against worldwide interests of America, Britian, and other countries that support Israel.

“So if our nation thinks that the heroic acts of Al-Qassam Brigades release it from its responsibility – that is a misconception and a mistaken assessment that should be discarded. The Al-Qassam Brigades are doing what they must do, and the people of Gaza are as steadfast as they must be.

“Now it is our nation’s turn to pressure the Americans to stop this war. We need violent acts against American and British interests everywhere, as well as the interests of all the countries that support the occupation.”

When Abu Zuhri says “nation”, he doesn’t mean the “Palestinians”, he means the Islamic nation. This is a call for a worldwide Jihad against America. That’s a bit redundant considering all the previous calls for Jihad against America. But it’s an important reminder that supporters of Hamas are all potential terrorists who are a national security threat to the United States.

Not a single individual who supports any Islamic terrorist groups, whether it’s in Europe, Israel, India, Russia, China or anywhere else. Islamic terrorists play divide and conquer, they tell us that the terrorists they support abroad have no impact on America.

Islamic terrorists and their supporters are part of this “nation” of the Islamic global order. Those who support any Islamic terrorists anywhere are our enemies.

FBI Issues Warning To Americans Regarding ‘Lone Actor Violence’ During Holiday Season

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
6:26 PM – Wednesday, December 13, 2023

REPUBLISHED, SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/fbi-issues-warning-to-americans-regarding-lone-actor-violence-during-holiday-season/

In light of the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict and rising tensions, the FBI alerted Americans on Tuesday about the possibility of violence committed over the holidays by lone actors.

A public service announcement was released by the FBI, DHS, and National Counterterrorism Center, expressing that the conflict could likely increase “the threat of lone actor violence targeting large public gatherings throughout the winter.”

The FBI warned that large crowds over the holidays could serve as a “convenient target” for individuals who are motivated to carry out acts of violence against populations who identify as Jewish, Christian, or Muslim. Arabs were also included in the statement.

“Calls for violence may increase in the days leading up to the holidays and before other notable events this winter,” the announcement states. “Factors that could further exacerbate the threat of violence include escalations in the conflict between Israel and HAMAS and notable instances of violence in the Homeland inspiring copycat or retaliatory attacks.”

“We therefore urge everyone to remain vigilant and to report any threats of violence or suspicious activity to law enforcement,” the announcement continues.

The agency explained that after Hamas’s unexpected attack on Israel on October 7th, which claimed the lives of over 1,200 people, there has been an increase in “potential hate crimes or other criminal violations.”

The notice also said that shootings and false bomb threats against synagogues nationwide had increased.

Additionally, FBI Director Christopher Wray maintained that there was no “specific plotting activity” behind the release. The warning went into detail on how multiple targets could “likely remain attractive to lone actors” due to the many ideologies involved.

Since the start of the conflict, the FBI has investigated 60 percent more hate crimes nationwide, many of which target the Jewish community, according to remarks made by Wray last week.

He said that there have been more demands for violence against the United States and that the FBI is trying to stop possible assaults motivated by Hamas apologists.

“Given the steady drumbeat of calls for attacks by foreign terrorist organizations since Oct. 7, we’re working around the clock to identify and disrupt potential attacks by those inspired by Hamas’s horrific terrorist attacks in Israel,” Wray said in an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

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Hamas Leader Says October 7 Was ‘Just A Rehearsal’, More Violence To Come

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Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar speaks during a press conference for Quds (Jerusalem) day in Gaza City on 30 May 2019. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
1:45 PM – Thursday, November 30, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/hamas-leader-says-october-7-was-just-a-rehearsal-more-violence-to-come/;

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The leader of the Hamas terrorist group, Yahya Sinwar, warned that the massacre on October 7th was “just a rehearsal” for future strikes on Israel.

On Thursday, Hamas group leader Yahya Sinwar made his first public announcement in Gaza since the Islamic terrorist organization launched an attack on Israel on October 7th, killing over a thousand people and abducting hundreds more.

In his statement, Sinwar threatened that the group’s early October slaughter was “just a rehearsal,” for many more future attacks on Israel.

Additionally, Sinwar allegedly called for “indiscriminate killing” in his announcement, according to The Messenger outlet.

“The leaders of the occupation [Israel] should know, October 7th was just a rehearsal,” stated Sinwar, according to the Maariv newspaper.

In addition to the 1,200 people who died on that tragic day, nearly 240 men, women, children, and soldiers were held captive in Gaza, and many are still being kept as hostages.

On Monday, Israeli media outlets announced that Sinwar had visited many of the hostages who were being held in an underground tunnel in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt is believed to have applied significant pressure to Sinwar as Israel and Hamas made a deal to prolong their cease-fire in exchange for the release of hostages on Monday.

“Twice during the ceasefire, the parties got into a crisis when Yahya Sinwar tried to violate the agreements, the first time last Saturday night,” said an Egyptian source. “Egyptian intelligence officers arrived at the Rafah Crossing [to Gaza] and conveyed to Sinwar extremely difficult messages and threats peppered with juicy curses. A short hour later … the Israeli hostages were released.”

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) International Spokesperson Lt. Col. Richard Hecht announced to reporters that Sinwar and his terrorist group are “in our sights.”

“Yahya Sinwar is the face of evil. He is the mastermind behind this like [Osama] bin Laden was. He built his career on murdering Palestinians when he understood they were collaborators. That’s how he became known as the butcher of Khan Yunis [in southern Gaza],” explained Hecht.

In the past, an Israeli court found Sinwar guilty of several murder charges and he was given five life sentences, which he was initially set to serve out until his death. During his time in prison, he reportedly became fluent in Hebrew by watching Israeli television shows.

However, as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange, he was released from prison in Israel in October 2011, having served only 22 years.

Following his release from prison, Sinwar rose to prominence within Hamas, eventually defeating Ismail Haniyeh in an internal vote to take the role of leader of Gaza in February 2017.

Sinwar was given the nickname “the butcher of Khan Younis,” which referred to the southern Gaza city that he grew up in.

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Biden Asks GOP For Help On Gun Violence, Faces Backlash

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US President Joe Biden mimics holding a firearm while speaking about assault weapon ban during the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2023. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Abril Elfi 
2:00 PM – Saturday, October 28, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/biden-asks-gop-for-help-on-gun-violence-faces-backlash/;

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President Joe Biden isn’t letting a tragedy go to waste and is urging Republicans in Congress to help keep Americans safe from “gun violence” after mass shootings in Maine.

Speaking at a campaign fundraiser in Washington Friday night, Biden called for new gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in Maine.

Biden reportedly asked, “Who the hell needs an assault weapon that can hold, in some cases, up to 100 rounds?”

In a subsequent post on Saturday, Biden promised to use everything in power to end the so-called “gun violence epidemic,” by “calling Republicans in Congress to fulfill their obligation to keep Americans safe.”

Biden’s renewed calls for gun control have been met with strong opposition from congressional Republicans and gun advocacy groups, including the National Rifle Association, a major lobbying organization strongly opposed to broad gun control legislation.

Some Republican lawmakers have argued instead for legislation to address mental health issues and limit gun access to people deemed dangerous.

In months leading up to Wednesday’s attack in Lewiston, Maine that left 18 people dead, the shooter, Robert Card was reportedly checked into a mental health facility after complaining of voices and making threats.

Card was found dead Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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