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California Imam Plays Muslim Card After Tax Cheat Conviction


Society & Culture  (tags: Imam tax fraud. U.S. Islamic tax real es )

Beth
- 902 days ago - recordnet.com
The imam of the Islamic Center of Stockton was sentenced to a year in prison Thursday for property tax fraud charges. Rahman's brother also was found guilty of tax fraud to conspiring to obstruct the IRS using the same property exchange tax method previou



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Beth S. (337)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:38 pm
"During sentencing, U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. said Rahman was sophisticated in real estate matters, and his leadership position in the community almost made his criminal conduct worse, according to prosecutors.

Rahman was convicted Oct. 24, 2011, and England sentenced him Thursday to one year and one month in federal prison.

Rahman's brother, Obed Rahman, also has been found guilty of tax fraud. He pleaded guilty last year, along with co-defendants Mohammad Nasir Khan and Shaker Ahmed, to conspiring to obstruct the IRS using the same property exchange tax method."
 

. (7)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:43 pm
Another poor Muslim "victim." The Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will no doubt rally to his cause and threaten to sue the U.S. District Judge, and cry foul, as CAIR continues litigate its way across the country.
 

Patricia Martin (19)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:52 pm
No doubt the Zionists made him do it.....
 

Stan B. (122)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 11:55 pm
Crooks, thieves , liars, parasites. And so many smart liberals are prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt.
I'm not!!
Thanks for this Beth.
 

Jay S. (120)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:28 am
Why do people still put up with all this Muslim whining. Of course he was being persecuted because he was a Muslim! (Not) They built such a rep as persecuted innocents that, unfortunately, most of the media and our dimwit leaders actually believe it without noticing that the evidence doesn't support it at all.

Muslims are the victimizers of all non-Muslims in every Muslim dominated land ethnically cleansing non-Muslims, murdering, burning them out or driving them out by the hundreds of thousands, beheading little kids to terrorize them and persecuting and oppressing them everywhere. No Muslim country has freedom of speech, religion, conscience or press. So who is the victim?

When will our lazy 'news media' and leaders finally catch on to these invaders and quit putting up with their arrogance and threats?

 

Carola May (20)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 2:33 am
I'm so sick of these hateful bigots! We have so many of these arrogant hatemongers here in the UK. 60% of them are on welfare, along with their multiple wives and inbred children, and their hateful preachers telling Muslims to not assimilate or obey our laws, honour our values and culture and many of them don't. They make lots of demands, as they are superior to us don't you know - just look at the barbaric countries they have fled from! And they want to turn the West into the same Islamic paradise? Our media and leaders let them do it.

BTW, I know Mohammed dyed his hair and beard, wore eye makeup and perfumed his body, but this man really shouldn't dye his hair/beard. It doesn't go with his skin tone. And why do these people insist on covering their faces with pubic hair? No wonder they have to have forced or contract marriages. No woman in her right mind would be anything but repelled by these primitives.
 

Patricia Martin (19)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 9:09 am


Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil. -- Thomas Mann

 

Ira Herson (13)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:44 am
Well said Patricia,
 

pam w. (139)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:27 am
Couldn't have happened to a more worthy person!

SLIMEBALL!
 

Russell R. (87)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:38 pm
The muslim cloak of Lies & Deceit, especially, when dealing with infidels. It is all part of their ideology.
 

Suzanne L. (132)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:02 pm
Noted. Fraud is fraud. There shouldn't be any "get away free" cards.
 

Ros G. (88)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:08 pm
Beth - The Sub Prime fiasco was real estate fraud on a global level - remember the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 who's been charged for that - the bankers are still hiding behind the tax payers money? How many US citizens lost their homes and here you're worried about a couple of Muslims brother and the IRS.
 

Nancy Black (303)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:24 pm
Noted, tweeted and shared. The man is no different than anyone who tries to use religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation to excuse when they do wrong.
 

Beth S. (337)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:06 pm
It's all bad stuff, Ros. I'm worried about a lot of things and sharing my concerns.

Why would you think that posting this article (and I post many) mean that my concerns for the U.S. citizens who lost their homes would be somehow mutually exclusive? Is there some reason you arrived at this peculiar conclusion?
 

Ros G. (88)
Monday November 12, 2012, 11:49 pm
Well Beth - I recieved a forward from a Care2 friend asking to help you get the word out - re dogs in Egypt...she so loves animals - gave us a choice to click the link or respond through one of your topics. I always double check who the author is and yes their posts - I was confronted with a list of posts that all had to do with the middle east or muslims. That's how I ended up on this page. Strange you only responded to my comment StanB,Rob&JayD,CarolaMay & RussellR are all very note worthy as well. I'm sure you do have concerns for the US citizens.....
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:10 am
Poor sod - nobody has any pity for him. Now he has to do the hard yards - maybe - but IMO the sentence is not anywhere near long enough.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:34 am
Yes it is not like the Family getting caught lying about their buliding on C Street in Washington DC and getting slapped with hefty fines because of course you can not deport, unfortunately, the corporate person of a Christian Sect that includes so many US Senators and Representatives, now can you.
 

Beth S. (337)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:10 am

Well, Ros, that is very commendable, and I give you a lot of credit for doing research and trying to get to the bottom of things.

I will here let you know about what you have discovered and are questioning.

I belong to several environmental groups and have a number of pets we took in that were abandoned, as well as keeping six bird feeders in my yard, and a small organic garden. I feel passionate about these issues, and several years ago friends started sending me Care2 petitions to sign on these subjects, which is how I came to find out and get involved with Care2. I was delighted to know that there was a network of people out there who cared so much about the issues I did and a mechanism to bring environmental, animal, child and women abuse issues to the attention of other people and also target the source of the problem by sending the petitions.

Once in a while, I'd explore beyond signing petitions, and I gradually realized that Care2 Causes writers often had two or three pro-Islam propaganda posts each day, praising various aspects of Islam, highlighting cases of alleged victimization of Muslims in the U.S. and perhaps the U.K. as well by non-Muslims. There were a lot of instances where the "racism" and "Islamophobia" card was frequently played by Care2Causes (C2C) writers, which I slowly came to recognize as a subtle form of bullying to get people to shut down in what should and would otherwise be a healthy, vigorous, honest, and open discussion centered around facts. Clearly, such a discussion was de facto verboten on C2C, without being called these names.
I noticed that, with few exceptions, the readership rubber-stamped the views of the writers, as C2C was for many the sole source of their news about these issues.

I also noticed that some people were voices in the wilderness who questioned what was being written, too, and gave sourced material that showed that the C2C writers were writing articles that were either highly skewed, distorted, misrepresented, and in a number of cases false. When they were challenged on what they were writing, they ignored it. For instance, a relatively recent case was that of Shaima Alawadi, who C2C writers jumped on as supposedly a hate-crime by Islamophobes. Her husband went to the press with a sorrowful plea asking why would someone so hateful do this terrible thing to his wife.

Having done a LOT of research on Islamic culture, there is a horrendous number of “honor” killings going on in the Islamic world, and to those of us who have been studying this and other aspects, this supposedly Islamophobic-hate crime smelled awfully like an inside job. We challenged the writer – as we have done in many cases – that if it would turn out to be an honor killing or inside job, would the writer retract the original piece he wrote and inform the C2C readership about the truth. Silence.

And now that the truth has come out, that in fact, Shaima’s own husband murdered her, as has consistently been the case in this and many other examples, C2C has not acknowledged it, and as consistent with an egregious number of past examples, in all probability never will.

We challenged the C2C writers for never addressing the depressingly gross number of victims of Islam. C2C did respond by putting out a number of articles about MUSLIM victims of Islam ONLY. Thousands of NON-Muslims around the world are killed by Islamists each year, yet C2 had nothing to say, consistently.

Similarly, C2NN articles submitted by the readers were often dominated by a pro-Islam Christian-, Jew-, Israel-bashing group that lauded the Islamic world and shamelessly denigrated the others. Their articles were often based on hate sites, and many of the arguments patently false.

Those of us that started doing the research and learned how horribly skewed this news was decided that this record needed to be outed and a counter-narrative established to balance out the highly imbalanced. The examples of atrocities in the Islamic world, perpetuated in the name of Allah and Muhammad, are like the Himalayas, mountains worth.

Worse than that, a HIGHLY disturbing trend emerged, and that is the influence and lies the Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudis, for example, have been spending vast sums of petrodollars on to buy the best PR-propaganda firms money can buy, bribe officials, buy Islamic Studies departments at our nations most prestigious universities to tell a revisionist and very distorted narrative about Islam’s role in the world.
The inroads the Saudis and Muslim Brotherhood have made into the West and the highest reaches of academia, media, politicians, liberal churches, publishing houses, national security apparati, even this administration, are astonishing and absolutely frightening, once you learn about what they’ve accomplished in suppressing the truth, through Lawfare (CAIR is especially notorious for this), implicit and explicit threats of violence and death, illegal influence peddling, and more.

As I said, the PC mainstream media has been quite complicit in NOT telling the truth and advancing Islamic interests, and it has become incumbent upon the rank and file readers to ferret out the truth and make it known.

There are relatively few venues for us to get the word out and impress people with the importance of becoming their own researchers and disseminators of what is largely left unsaid and grossly underreported by the mainstream media.

Again, there is no way we can have the resources to counter the lies and tell the truth, but we are trying to do that.

I and others welcome your eye for getting to the bottom of things, noticing patterns and ask that you feel free to question us, our sources, and ultimately even dig with us.

I’d like to stress that NONE of us have the belief that all Muslims should be lumped together with the worst, and that they are all implicated in Islamist behaviors anymore than I or others believe that all Germans were complicit with Nazism. Many Muslims I and others know are nice people. I have a Muslim niece who is a very good person. We have nothing against them, but the tenets of Islamic ideology that propel and have had an overwhelming negative effect on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

This is the barebones of the many articles and resources we have been studying for more than three years. Please feel free to inquire more, either through email or on the article formats, whichever you’d like.
 

Beth S. (337)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:37 am
Ros,

I just realized that I didn't address the rest of your comment:

"Strange you only responded to my comment StanB,Rob&JayD,CarolaMay & RussellR are all very note worthy as well."

It's really not so strange at all, for the fact that your statement is the only one that addressed me by name and seemed to challenge the validity of my having posted the article. The others didn't.

The other part is simply that they've been doing the research, too, and they KNOW, and they are correct. I felt it would have been superfluous to say so (although I do express approval by giving stars).

Does that help?
 

Gillian M. (218)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:41 pm
Ros, this man broke the law, pure & simple. What the issue is that he attempted to use his religion to make it OK for him t o do so.

Of concern is that many Muslims have used/abused Sharia law in the American courts and got away with it to the extent that some states are passing laws to say America law in American courts. Remember the parade where someone was dressed as Mohammed and he was assaulted by a Muslim. The court let him off because he didn't know that Sharia law wasn't in place in Florida. Huh? If I go to Germany I expect German law, if I go to America I expect American law not Sharia law.

It must be made clear that if you choose to live in America then you must respect the law of the land and not abuse it by making specious claims.
 

louise Woychesko (1)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:26 pm
Those convicted of a crime should not be allowed to hide behind their religion.
 

Ros G. (88)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:27 pm
Gillian - firstly I'm a true believer in "do the crime, pay the time". These two blokes were found guilty of that. The learnered Judge was not swayed by their arguements - he looked at the crime, full stop. People always look to blame: be it religion, race, sex discrimination, if they can't use those then it's drugs, booze, hormones, mental illness or bad parents that's human nature no-one likes doing time or paying a fine. It's best to keep your nose clean - where ever you are that way you avoid being caught in the first place
 

Ros G. (88)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:08 pm
Beth - I usually don't get overwhelmed by words but I did have to re-read your comments a couple times. I'm neither pro or anti islam/muslims - I don't not worry about what they're "getting up to" or "away with". They don't scare me so I don't live in fear. I had very good teachers - my parents - they taught me not to follow the masses or get caught up in the hysteria. They learnt from experience because they were both born in Germany (non-jewish) and where teenagers during the war. What people found hard to acknowledge is that Hitler was their demoncraticly elected leader from 1933 to 1945. Yes, the people voted him in - the same way we vote in our politicians. He was a very good leader in his early years but slowly the propaganda crept in demonizing first this group and then that group. Until he convince his people that only he could save them....the rest is history.. and history does repeat it's self...the same methods are still used on the masses today...You make Your Own Enemies. So I'm not interested in your posts but I'm a believer in feel speech and I will let all the Hate Spruikers know that they will be welcome to air their views on your posts. I will tell my C2 friend I'm not interested in receiving any of your forwards at least that will help you push your agenda.
 

Carol Dreeszen (359)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:18 pm
Stan..I agree with you 100% and it starts in the White House!!
 

valda p. (13)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:19 pm
Sleaze -it runs in the family apparently.
 

Imran A. (10)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:06 pm
@ Roz G. - RE: your comment to Beth 11-13-12, 9:08 PM. You will do well to re-read Beth's highly informative comments about Islam. You will then understand, if you open your mind, that the issue is not so much if you are pro or anti-Islam, the fact is that Islam is anti-you! If a teaching making its way into the West, working on making free speech against it a crime, teaches that it is good for YOU to be RAPED and enslaved and murdered is OK with you and doesn't produce a healthy fear in you, then why don't you accelerate that process and move to a Shari'a law country? Choose any one of the 57 parts of the Islamic world to live. Go to Pakistan and say "I'm neither pro or anti-Islam" and watch yourself get charged with blasphemy, get raped and jailed for life or killed. You think that is just "over there"? Through the head terrorist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, with its front groups CAIR, ISNA, etc., Islam has already made Americans fearful to speak out against Islam, bowing to Islam's self-proclaimed superiority, and the beginning of the end of free speech. Why? Because Americans see what Muslims do (those who truly follow Muhammad) and are fearful. Muhammad had people tortured and killed for pointing out that he is a fraud. Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban, Hamas, and other terrorist groups are simple following what their false prophet Muhammad taught and did. As written in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad said 'I've been made victorious with TERROR.'

You will have no choice but to follow the masses of Muslims as Islam continues its goal of worldwide implementation of Islam, or you will die.

I won't bother commenting on your spelling errors but will focus on the errors in your content. You are speaking of Hitler as a good man. I guess exterminating 6 millions Jews and also killing of other groups is good to you! Hitler's list started with the Jews and was working his way up through many other groups of people like blacks. Are you so ignorant about Hitler? Don't you know about the Islamic involvement with Naziism? Hitler learned from the Muslims how to subjugate people. The identifying badges and clothes of Jews under Hitler is straight from the Islamic Pact of Umar. The extermination of dehumanized Jews comes from Islam calling Jews apes and pigs. Christians are treated the same way, as subhuman, in Islamic countries. Go to www.persecution.org to see why, then read the Qur'an and Sunna and read the so-called justification for torturing, raping and killing non-Muslims, and even other Muslims.

Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist and whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'

We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

 

Klaus Peters (13)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 9:09 am
I must say that Muslims come to our DEMOCRATIC western countries under false pretences, claiming to be poor victims of their own barbaric sharia law tyranny claiming assylum.
Wrong, they come to our countries as victims, but in reality they come to take over our countries and starting to infiltrate our governments demanding sharia law. After 911, are we really so stupid not to see their real goal?
Lets wake up and not forget how Hitler got into power, manipulating the people and hurting a lot of people. It was a short moment in time, but devastating many people. This can happen again, but it will be even more difficult to stop the carnage because of complacency and even more: modern technology, which seems to be available to all. Sure big industrie wants to sell to anybody, and in the end we get shot by our own weapons! It is all about the rich and not us , the people.
 
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