California: Mother Is Killed by Previously Arrested and Released Illegal Alien Husband

Just what does it take in liberal Mexifornia for authorities to protect mothers and children when the dangerous person is a member of the cherished illegal alien class? Apparently a man threatening his six-year-old son with a knife doesn’t make the cut, as illustrated in a case of preventable murder highlighted on the O’Reilly show earlier this week:

I used this crime recently to illustrate how the once Golden State is going down a rathole regarding public safety: California: Criminal-Friendly TRUST Act Is Signed into Law.

In short, Mario Chavez murdered his estranged wife Martha Casillas after he had been released on bail by San Jose authorities who knew of his illegal alien status. Had he been deported after the knife threat and restraining order (or following an earlier DUI), the mother of three would not have been killed.

Below, the murder victim Martha Casillas, 39, with her three children, aged 13, 6 and 22.

Coddling violent foreign criminals is no way for government to perform its basic job of protecting public safety. An observation of Adam Smith is appropriate in this case: “Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.”

San Jose killing entangled in immigrant policy fight over Trust Act, San Jose Mercury News, September 29, 2013

SAN JOSE — A month before authorities say he killed his wife, 40-year-old Mario Chavez was in jail after a heated domestic argument that ended with him threatening their 6-year-old son with a knife.

His family got a protective order. He made bail. When a judge later raised the amount, so did Chavez.

In the weeks since the Sept. 7 slaying that left three San Jose children virtually orphaned, some of the sadness gave way to a pointed question: Should Chavez — who was in the country illegally — have been able to post bail in the first place?

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials contend they could have kept Chavez off the street, but were stymied by a county policy that severely curtails their access to inmates. But the local leaders who championed that policy say it remains an important protection against federal overreaching, and argue the criminal justice system has plenty of other ways to keep dangerous individuals locked up.

The conflict is at the heart of the Trust Act, a bill authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, which if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown would order county jails to hold specific violent offenders for ICE agents. Brown has until Oct. 13 to sign or veto the bill.

Santa Clara County is one of a handful of counties in the state, and country, that currently ignores ICE requests for so-called civil detainers, which ask jails to hold inmates so agents can interview them. Continue reading this article

Jihadist Nidal Hasan's Trial Cost Taxpayers Nearly $5 Million

It’s hard to grasp what a complete botch the US Army has made of the management of all things related to Major Nidal Hasan (pictured), the jihadist mass murderer of Fort Hood. Before the killings, Hasan’s commanders ignored his early preaching of Islam during professional medical situations, and the clear warning signs were ignored by superiors because of the fear of being thought Islamophobic, apparently. Throughout the process, Hasan has been treated better than his surviving victims.

A 2011 Senate report called the murders preventable, because of the early warnings.

Another Army travesty was the remark of its Chief of Staff, General George Casey, soon after the murders: “As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.”

What a cruel thing to say shortly after the wanton murder of 13 Americans engaged in serving the nation. It shows how politically correct the military leadership has become.

Similarly cruel has been the decision of top brass to avoid calling the shooting terrorism, even though survivors heard Hasan yell “Allah Ackbar,” the traditional cry of jihad killers. The designation makes a difference to wounded survivors, since many need the extra benefits that it would provide them.

Plus, the four long years between the attack and the trial was an extra and unnecessary irritant to victims and the cause of justice. Obviously the government wanted memories to fade about the whole ugly event.

Globalist diversity has upset the traditional mind-set of the military. It used to be that America had enemies and it was perfectly fine to hate them. These days however, it’s racist to dislike a group that’s different from us, even though that difference may be the root cause of warfare. Inconveniently, the fine points of cultural sensitivity don’t fit well on the battlefield, where the point is to kill, not find subtle areas of agreement.

Now members of any enemy group likely have thousands of compatriots as immigrants, because historical hostility doesn’t prevent anyone from immigrating to this country. For example, nearly nuclear Iran has arguably been America’s most serious enemy over the last few decades, but Iranians are welcomed under the Diversity Visa program even though there have been no diplomatic relations between our nations since 1980.

Nidal Hasan’s parents were Palestinian immigrants, and at a certain point, perhaps after his medical education was paid in full by the US taxpayer, he decided America was the enemy of the Muslims and therefore he should murder as many Americans as possible.

This behavior is hardly surprising or unusual: several Muslims in the military have acted to advance jihad against America. In 2012 it was reported that the FBI was investigating 100 Islamic extremists in the military. The bonds of the tribe are strong in humans, and Islam tells followers to kill infidels. The armed forces should rethink admitting Muslims, even though they may speak useful languages and are a plus for diversity acolytes.

Hasan has remained hard core in jihadist beliefs. He didn’t want a big defense at trial and preferred to plead guilty and get his sentence. But the Army rolled out the legal red carpet to a ridiculous degree, including daily chopper rides for Hasan to his private office to work on the defense he didn’t want.

These costs seem a modern form of jizya (infidel tax) in which the US Army acted as if it feared the criticism of Muslims more than it wanted justice for its soldiers. The good news is that Hasan was sentenced to death in August, but lengthy appeals lay ahead.

Records Show How U.S. Government Spent Nearly $5 Million on Hasan Trial, NBC Dallas Fort Worth,, Octocber 5, 2013

Army records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates details how the U.S. government spent nearly $5 million to convict Nidal Hasan in the Fort Hood massacre — crimes for which he wanted to plead guilty.

After several months of filing requests, NBC 5 Investigates received the first detailed accounting of the costs related to the court martial and trial for the former Army psychiatrist convicted of killing 13 and injuring 32 in a mass shooting in 2009. The total bill to U.S. taxpayers was more than $4.7 million.

Hasan, who called no witnesses in his defense and asked only a few questions during the trial, wanted to plead guilty to the charges against him but was forbidden to do so by military law, so a trial had to be held.

On most days in the months leading up to the trial, Army helicopters landed outside of the Bell County Jail to pick up Hasan and ferry him 40 miles to Fort Hood so that he could work on his defense in his private office.

Army records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show the helicopter rides cost taxpayers more than $194,000. The Army spent more than $200,000 for trailers, apparently including one that housed Hasan’s private office, which had been dubbed “Hasan’s Hut.” Continue reading this article

National Mall Welcomes Amnesty Demanders, but Not Veterans

What are the priorities of the current administration during a period of the government being slightly closed? Clearly not honoring the aging heroes of WWII, who have been cruelly fenced out of Washington’s National Mall and their own war memorial.

But foreigners who broke American laws to come and steal citizens’ jobs are quite welcome. The festivities included live music and speakers like Nancy Pelosi on a ginormous elaborate stage, shown below:

Here’s a news report:

Even USA Today noticed the unfairness:

Immigration rally allowed on Mall despite shutdown, USA Today, October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — A week after World War II veterans struggled to gain access to a memorial on the National Mall due to the government’s partial shutdown, thousands of people pushing for a new immigration law have been cleared by the government to proceed with a concert and rally Tuesday on the Mall.

The march, dubbed the “Camino Americano”, or “American Road,” is hosted by groups including the Service Employees International Union and Casa de Maryland. The rally will feature speeches by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other members of Congress. Another highlight will be a concert by the Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte.

The concert is the punctuation mark on a series of demonstrations that included more than 100 rallies around the country on Saturday to push Congress to adopt an immigration law that would allow the nation’s 12 million undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for U.S. citizenship.

After seeing a group of veterans forced to move aside barriers to access the World War II Memorial last week, some are upset over what they see as the Obama administration giving preferential treatment to a group pushing for one his biggest legislative priorities.

“It’s bad enough watching these marches when we watch illegal aliens breaking our laws. Now they’re being given free range on these public parks while we’ve seen the greatest generation military vets being turned away from their sacred memorials,” said Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that opposes proposals in Congress to legalize the nation’s undocumented immigrants. “It’s offensive and it shows where their loyalties lie.” Continue reading this article

California: Jerry Brown Vetoes Non-Citizen Juror Bill

Is Jerry practicing his old paddle principle (“a little bit on the left, then you paddle a little bit on the right”) by rejecting non-citizen jurors? This decision comes just days after his approving driver’s licenses for lawbreaking foreigners and signing the TRUST Act which frees criminal aliens from jail.

Of course, Jerry mostly paddles left, and the juror thing is tiny in effect compared with licensing, which will likely lead to increased driving fatalities and is certainly an incentive for criminals and terrorists to get their IDs in the Golden State. The Orwellian TRUST law could have been written by the Mexican Mafia.

Meanwhile, a Rasmussen poll published Monday found that 68 percent of voters oppose DLs for illegal aliens.

But Jerry and his left-coast Democrats think they know better than the rest of America. “While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown said in a statement about the TRUST Act. “I’m not waiting.”

Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries, Associated Press, October 7, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California.

“Jury service, like voting, is quintessentially a prerogative and responsibility of citizenship,” Brown said in an announcement Monday accompanying his veto of AB1401. “This bill would permit lawful permanent residents who are not citizens to serve on a jury. I don’t think that’s right.”

The bill by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, was intended to expand the pool of prospective jurors. Wieckowski said in a statement that lawful immigrants are part of the fabric of communities and should be included in such civic obligations. Continue reading this article

Iconic Brooklyn Bridge Is Abused by Amnesty Demanders

I wasn’t going to report on the gaggle of well financed amnesty rallies over the weekend, but the Brooklyn Bridge display had too many appalling images of foreigner diversity to resist.

Effective political messaging can be harder than it looks, but seriously, the demands of foreign lawbreakers for “respect” (and all the rights and privileges of law-abiding citizens), is way over the top. In American culture, respect is earned, not automatic.

Plus, when the demands are made in a foreign language, Americans are rightly suspicious that assimilation might not be in the border-hoppers’ game plan.

Likewise the display of foreign flags, as demonstrated below:

The foreigners are saying by their actions that they remain loyal and culturally connected to their homelands. They want all the advantages of citizenship with none of the responsibility or normal community association with Americans.

What the heck is this creature? Even one of New York’s finest seems perplexed.

Look, there are several of the characters, diverse but similar. From an arts & crafts perspective, they are very nice, but the Mexican motifs suggest another message of “Screw you, America.” Just a wild guess.

Finally, here’s a cartoon upshot of the amnesty movement: Gimme, gimme!

There’s text also, with the usual leftist anti-sovereignty slant. Rewarding foreign lawbreakers is not “reform.”

Thousands cross Brooklyn Bridge Saturday to protest stoppage to immigration reform due to government shutdown, New York Daily News, October 5, 2013

Thousands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday — charging the same congressmen and women who let the government shut down are blocking desperately needed immigration reform.

“We are here today to demand the House take action. Leadership, stop delaying immigration reform,” said Steven Choi of the New York Immigration Coalition. Continue reading this article

Canada: Pan Am Games Diversity Standards Denigrate Regular Business Folks

Canada, with its official policy of multiculturalism, has been half a step ahead of America in terms of the bad craziness attached to believing extreme diversity to be a positive value. However, the faith of the citizens may be drifting away. For example, the quadruple honor killing of four women in the Shafia Afghan immigrant family aroused concerns among the public that perhaps misogynous Muslim culture may not be an appropriate fit with western societies.

But today’s topic is the Pan Am Games taking place in Toronto, which requires all vendors to submit information about their gender, LGBT orientation, aboriginal background and/or disabilities. Many find the questions to be intrusive and insulting, as did the owner of Scooters Catering food service company described in the Toronto Sun article linked below.

Apparently there is a “diversity certification” that businesses can get and an organization to print out the official credentials. There are many opportunities in the diversity field, no doubt about it.

SunTV’s Brian Lilly and columnist John Robson had a discussion about the absurdity of diversity quotas and how the ideology negates basic fairness:

It’s whacky stuff, this Canadian obsession with the trendy god diversity, but the affliction is widespread in liberal communities. For example, the University of California Berkeley has an office for inclusion with a staff of 150 and a budget of $17 million.

So the problem is not just Canada, but the confusion of liberals everywhere who wrongly think that all diversity is equal. It isn’t. The lesser status of women around the world shows the inequality of diversity clearly enough.

Pan Am Games diversity push raises questions, Toronto Sun, October 3, 2013

TORONTO – Scott Anders, of Scooters Catering, had hoped to be able to sell his hot dogs, gently smoked pulled pork and St. Louis style ribs at some of the venues during the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Anders thought himself a perfect fit.

After all, events like this are bread and butter for his Milton-based company. When I spoke to him earlier this week, he was just winding down from a busy summer operating his food trailer at the Honda Indy, the Live Nation tour at Ontario Place, as well as a variety of weekend festivals.

But when he went online to the Pan Am website in the spring to register as a supplier with the games’ database, he was shocked to see that he had to declare whether his is a diverse business.

That meant reporting whether it is 51% owned and operated by females, visible minorities, Aboriginals, disabled people or by people who identify as LGBT.

He also had to indicate whether his business actually has a “diversity certification.”

Anders told me he’d never seen anything like it and that the most he’s ever been asked in an application is to send a picture of his booth.

“They never ask what colour you are or whether you are owned by a woman,” he said, noting he’s been in the business for 18 years. “What does this have to do with being a food vendor … I just want to sell hot dogs.”

He decided not to continue with his application figuring his company “would never ever have a chance” of being selected. Continue reading this article

California: Criminal-Friendly TRUST Act Is Signed into Law

In Demorat-run Mexifornia, Governor Jerry Brown is on a roll to shred law enforcement’s ability to protect public safety. After enacting driver’s licenses for illegal aliens a few days ago, he finalized the so-called TRUST Act ending the partnership, known as Secure Communities, in which local police hand over already arrested foreign lawbreakers to the feds.

Liberal advocates for touchy-feely policing claim that illegal immigrants are too shy about their status to report crimes and therefore the foreign invaders should be cut more slack regarding their lawbreaking behaviors, kindly treatment that mere citizens don’t get. Soft enforcement on foreign criminals is a major price we Americans pay for the questionable addition of diversity into our society.

However a September paper from the Center for Immigration Studies (Immigration Enforcement and Community Policing) demonstrates that the “chilling effect” from police cooperation with ICE is a fiction. For example, hispanics are more likely than other groups overall to report crimes, according to Justice Department figures. Local studies are examined in the CIS piece and show similar attitudes toward police among foreigners.

And whatever happened to the idea of “broken windows” policing? The idea was to grab beginning criminals doing minor crimes before they grew into dangerous felons. The new TRUST law turns that policy on its head by instead protecting lesser criminals.

The San Jose Mercury News noted a local murder case that showed the flaws of the squishy liberal view. (The crime victim, Martha Casillas, is pictured at right with her three children, back when she was alive.)

San Jose killing entangled in immigrant policy fight over Trust Act, SJM, September 29, 2013.

SAN JOSE — A month before authorities say he killed his wife, 40-year-old Mario Chavez was in jail after a heated domestic argument that ended with him threatening their 6-year-old son with a knife.

His family got a protective order. He made bail. When a judge later raised the amount, so did Chavez.

In the weeks since the Sept. 7 slaying that left three San Jose children virtually orphaned, some of the sadness gave way to a pointed question: Should Chavez — who was in the country illegally — have been able to post bail in the first place?

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials contend they could have kept Chavez off the street, but were stymied by a county policy that severely curtails their access to inmates. But the local leaders who championed that policy say it remains an important protection against federal overreaching, and argue the criminal justice system has plenty of other ways to keep dangerous individuals locked up.

It’s likely that fellow hispanics will be the most frequent crime victims resulting from weakened law enforcement, simply because the illegals swim in the ocean of the Spanish-speaking community.

Of course, life will become more dangerous for all California residents because the state welcome mat is now firmly in place for diverse criminals.

California won’t turn arrested illegal immigrants over to feds, San Jose Mercury News, October 5, 2013

Reversing his position from a year ago, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a law that shields illegal immigrants arrested on suspicion of many crimes from being turning over to immigration authorities.

Coming on the heels of Brown signing a bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, Brown’s signature on the so-called Trust Act signaled a personal turnaround. It also highlighted the dramatic shift in Californians’ views toward illegal immigration since voters in 1994 overwhelming approved Proposition 187, which barred illegal immigrants from receiving public benefits but was ultimately overturned in court.

Brown said that AB4 by Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, “protects public safety and yet also protects immigrants who are basically living upright lives and working hard for the people.”

The bill prohibits placing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on jail inmates who are otherwise eligible for release. Brown said he now felt comfortable signing the bill because the Legislature had added several provisions to the Trust Act since he vetoed it last year that will allow those charged or convicted with serious and violent felonies to be held for ICE agents. Crimes added to the list that expose immigrants to deportation include child abuse, gang-related crimes, drug trafficking, weapon sales, using children to sell drugs and aggravated federal felonies.

The bill extends statewide what Santa Clara County and some other jurisdictions around the country have already put into practice, sometimes raising controversy when immigrants who might have been deported are later arrested on suspicion of committing serious crimes.

Law enforcement agencies, which opposed the bill, and immigrant advocates both had energetically lobbied Brown on Ammiano’s bill. Continue reading this article

Chair of Republican Conference Says Plenty of Time for Amnesty This Year

The House has lots on its plate these days (even working on Saturday!), but saving us from crazy Obamacare and suicidal overspending hasn’t dissuaded many GOPers from the amnesty project. The Chair of the Republican Conference told the Mexican network Univision this weekend that an immigration bill can be jammed through in the remaining days of the legislative calendar.

In fact, importing more immigrants is a top priority for the already rich. Elites want the doubling of legal immigration found in the Senate bill to keep labor costs low, despite 20 million jobless Americans. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, has led a cadre of wealthy Silicon Valley businesspeople lobbying for more IT immigration.

And when billionaire campaign-check writers tell their legislature they want something, Congress listens.

Strategy-wise, the timing would be perfect for amnesty because after weeks of Washington dystopian drama over Obamacare and the budget, citizens would be sick to death of the clown capital and want to tune it out.

And unlike previous amnesty pushes, there has been little discussion on conservative radio. Among national radio talk show hosts, Limbaugh is completely useless, and only Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham consistently remind listeners about the amnesty threat.

Plus, the Weekly Standard recently reported that many Republicans favor “legalization” and named names: 84 House Republicans Support Legalizing Undocumented Workers.

The idea of “legalization” is a scam, because it immediately allows illegals to take American jobs, which is what they came for. Therefore:

Legalization IS Amnesty.

And the open-borders squawkers will start complaining about “second class citizenship” within minutes of amnesty being signed into law.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Immigration a ‘priority’ for this year, Politico, October 5, 2013

A top House Republican says in an upcoming interview that the chamber will take up immigration reform in 2013, insisting that “there’s still time” for a comprehensive rewrite despite the rapidly dwindling time left on this year’s calendar.

Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, said during an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto” that top leaders are still discussing when to bring immigration bills to the House floor.

Speaker John Boehner “over the last few weeks has continued to talk about the importance of the House moving forward on immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to a transcript provided by Univision. “I believe that we have a window here between now and the end of the year and that this is a priority.” Continue reading this article

SunTV's JihadWatch: All the News about Hostile Muslims That Can Fit in Several Minutes

Unlike Fox News (which is often Argument TV), the Canadian conservative network has expert guests who increase the viewers’ knowledge. Semi-regular interviewee Robert Spencer recently reviewed the latest happenings in the unfriendly Muslim world, news one doesn’t normally see on the pro-diversity liberal networks.

In Edmonton, a sheik harangued Egyptian Coptic Christians, saying, “If you don’t turn the other cheek, the fire will burn you.” In other words, surrender to Islam or else, which is how the entire Middle East was transformed from mostly Christian to nearly completely Muslim over centuries. The Copts are suffering increased violence from sharia types who are angry at the Christians for their opposition to Morsi’s government. But no Canadian authorities seem concerned that such explosive rhetoric is occurring in moderate mosques.

The Muslim polygamy problem came up for discussion, since Canada has asked Muslim immigrants pretty please to bring only one wife. But there will be little enforcement to check on whether the hubbies re-marry the various wives, which Muslim men seem to do frequently anyway. So two standards of legality will likely develop, where multi-wifing will be a crime for traditional western people, but not so much for Muslims. Anyone who complains is a meanie Islamophobe who hates diversity.

Elsewhere, in Pakistan a church was bombed and it has been reported that commercially valuable organs were harvested from the victims.

Finally, the new American Secretary of State, John Kerry, plans to distribute US tax dollars to Muslims so they won’t become terrorists — another misunderstanding of Islamic motivation. Kerry thinks that Muslims want to kill us only because they don’t have jobs, while he disregards the spreading ideology of Islam. In fact, many jihadists are economically well off, like the recently sentenced accountant and sharia supporter, Sabirhan Hasanoff.

California: Governor Moonbeam Licenses Aliens

In California, the Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has done the evil deed of signing into law legislation licensing foreign lawbreakers lurking in the state.

It was expected. California is now a one-party state, run by and for liberal Democrats and their favorite clients. There is no opposition party to block a policy that is clearly contrary to public safety and order.

Protecting public safety is supposed to be a top responsibility of government, but not so much for California liberals.

Libs maintain that licensing lawbreaking foreigners will make roadways safer because the aliens will have to get insurance. Actually in 2003 New Mexico enacted DLs for illegal aliens in the hope that they would become responsible drivers and purchase car insurance. The experiment failed of course, and NM remains one of the most uninsured states.

Also many illegal aliens don’t read English, which makes them more dangerous drivers, obviously. Sure they can recognize a Stop sign, but anything more complex will be a blur to them.

Naturally the AP has an upbeat presentation including a lawbreaking success ending:

California gives immigrants driver’s licenses, Associated Press, October 3, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver’s licenses — a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance authorities.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill in front of a cheering crowd of immigrants and their supporters, predicting other parts of the country will follow the example set by the nation’s most populous state.

The licenses, which are expected to become available no later than January 2015, will carry a special designation on the front and a notice stating that the document is not official federal identification and cannot be used to prove eligibility for employment or public benefits.

“This is only the first step,” Brown said outside City Hall in Los Angeles. “When a million people without their documents drive legally and with respect in the state of California, the rest of this country will have to stand up and take notice. No longer are undocumented people in the shadows.”

Ten other states have enacted measures to give driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, many of them in the past year, according to the National Immigration Law Center. Continue reading this article

Scammer Lebanese Doctor Is Accused of Deaths and Medicare Fraud

Not a few foreigners see the United States as a full refrigerator of available riches, populated by gullible sheep who can’t imagine that some immigrants would steal them blind if given the chance. The generous government system of medical benefits is particularly attractive, such that in 2009, Sixty Minutes reported that Medicare fraud was a “$60 billion crime” and south Florida has been quite the hot spot. One symptom: hundreds of Florida Cubans fled to the homeland to escape the FBI.

In Michigan, authorities are preparing to prosecute a Lebanese doctor who is believed to have mooched $35 million in just two years by engaging in Medicare fraud. His flight risk is judged to be so high that bond was removed altogether.

Cancer specialist Dr. Farid Fata (pictured below) is accused of misdiagnosing patients and using unnecessary treatments so he could enrich himself through Medicare. Prosecutors claim that healthy persons were given dangerous drugs that they didn’t require, thereby endangering them. Some relatives believe Fata killed their loved ones with his unneeded and excessive treatments.

‘Death doctor’ accused of misdiagnosing cancer patients to scam millions out of Medicare a ‘serious risk’ to flee the country, Daily Mail, October 2, 2013

A Michigan oncologist charged with intentionally misdiagnosing patients with cancer as part of a major Medicare fraud operation will remain in prison until trial, with court officials scared he will flee to the Middle East.

Dr Farid Fata – who is accused of ordering unnecessary treatments for his patients, such as chemotherapy, to enrich himself through insurance programs – made an application in the federal court to have his bond reduced from $9 million to $500,000 so he could leave prison, where he has been held since August 6.

However the move backfired for the 45-year-old, who works out of metropolitan Detroit, with a judge today removing Fata’s bond completely, based on the ‘serious risk’ he would leave America for his native country, Lebanon, if given the chance.

The prosecution successfully claimed that not all of Fata’s considerable assets had been seized since his arrest and that he could fund a trip overseas for himself and his wife.

‘We can’t be sure how much money he has out there,’ prosecutor Catherine Dick said.

It is alleged Fata received about $35 million from Medicare via his insurance scam over a two year period.

“Obviously there is a presumption of innocence … but the court feels there is a serious risk of flight,’ U.S. District Judge, Paul Borman, said. Continue reading this article

New York: Muslim Accountant Is Sentenced to 18 Years for al Qaeda Support

The concerned citizen has to watch closely for terror trials occurring in America because they often get minimal news coverage, just small notices on the day of conviction and sentencing if that. It’s easy to miss the pattern that there are a number of Muslims, usually immigrants, who plot to kill Americans here or aid our enemies abroad.

Today’s terror trial has an interesting backstory of multiple diversity: convicted perp Sabirhan Hasanoff was born in China of Uzbek parents who moved to Australia when he was a baby, later relocating in Brooklyn. After years of a successful career as an accountant, he decided that the Islam in his life needed to be ramped up to a more extreme expression by helping provide al Qaeda with money and equipment.

Another curious feature is how he was guilt-tripped into jihad by recruiters like the late Anwar al-Awlaki who convinced Hasanoff that it was wrong to live in infidel luxury when Muslims were suffering somewhere in the world.

Hasanoff certainly doesn’t conform to the popular view that jihad is caused by poverty. In fact, he shows that even apparently well assimilated Muslims in suits are not to be trusted. (He is somewhat similar in this regard to Faisal Shahzad, the failed Times Square bomber, who appeared to be a well integrated suburbanite with an MBA.)

Below, a courtroom sketch of Sabirhan Hasanoff with Judge Kimba Wood. (Remember Kimba Wood? In 1993, she was forced to withdraw from an appointment by President Bill Clinton to be Attorney General because she had hired an illegal alien nanny.)

Adelaide-raised Sabirhan Hasanoff jailed in the US for 18 years for supporting al-Qaeda, The Australian, October 1, 2013

ON the surface it seemed like Adelaide-raised Sabirhan Hasanoff had it all – an US college education, a rewarding career family, travel and money.

Yesterday in Manhattan Federal Court he was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty last year to supporting al-Qaeda with cash and supplies .

Prosecutors said Hasanoff, 37, provided extensive support to al-Qaeda from 2007 to 2010, even purchasing an advanced remote control for explosives attacks and reporting information about the New York Stock Exchange. They said he also made regular cash donations to people he thought were affiliated with al-Qaeda.

US District Judge Kimba Wood said the “most important factor” in deciding Hasanoff’s sentence was the need to deter others from similar conduct.

In a letter to the judge, Hasanoff expressed regret for abandoning his life in America, where he lived in Brooklyn with his wife and three children after graduating from Baruch College in Manhattan and obtaining a job as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He was working as the chief financial officer for a large company based in Dubai when he was arrested in 2010 and brought to the US to face charges. “I made a good living and my family and I enjoyed a very comfortable lifestyle,” he wrote. “And then, for reasons that I still have trouble confronting, I threw that all away.”

Inspired by radical clerics, he said his desire to strengthen his Muslim faith and fight atrocities against Muslims were mixed with guilt about a life lived in comfort. Continue reading this article

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