Thursday, September 29, 2011

Convicted of helping to funnel 150K to Chechen jihadists but Judge makes no connection to "terrorism"

Judge Michael Hogan declared that he believed Pete Seda, our own Oregon jihadist did in fact help to funnel money to Chechen Islamists/jihadists, but that was not enough to find a connection between Islam and "terrorism".


So Judge Hogan makes a decision based in nothing more than a feeling that Islam is peaceful and that Pete Seda, aka Pirouz Sedaghaty is not part of a greater plan based in Islamic supremacy and conquest.  I would suggest to Judge Hogan to read the Qur'an and start asking the hard questions about Seda's motivation behind the movement of 150K in support of Islamic hegemony.  I would also recommend to Judge Hogan to look at the numbers compiled at the to see how, since 9-11 there have been almost 18,000 attacks world-wide by Islam against both Muslims and non-Muslims, all of them justifying their actions using the Qur'an and hadiths of Muhammad.    

Judge Hogan said that "...he has no doubt the money went to Islamic fighters battling the Russian army in Chechnya, as the prosecution maintained, (but)there's no proof directly linking Pete Seda to terrorism." 

 Ladies and gentlemen, here is a perfect example of the disconnect between reality and political correctness.  Judge Hogan believes that "terrorism" is separate and distinct from Islam and seems not to care to learn the connection.  Without knowing how Islam, through the Qur'an and hadiths of Muhammad, affect and determine a jihadists actions and beliefs, Hogan is blind to the real reasons behind Seda's actions, and the ramifications of how the doctrine of Muhammad affects those who want Islam to dominate.

Another jihadist will soon be released back into the society he has pledged to take down, thanks to Judge Hogan.  We will soon have Pete Seda back in our midst to once again to take up Muhammad's call to "...slay and be slain for Allah..."(9-111).

From The Miami Herald September 27 by Jeff Barnard

Islamic charity leader sentenced to nearly 3 years

The leader of the U.S. branch of a defunct Islamic charity was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison after being convicted of helping smuggle $150,000 to Saudi Arabia.

U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan said that while he has no doubt the money went to Islamic fighters battling the Russian army in Chechnya, as the prosecution maintained, there's no proof directly linking Pete Seda to terrorism.

For that reason, Hogan said he wouldn't apply the so-called "terrorism enhancement" that could have sent Seda to prison for eight years. Instead, Hogan sentenced Seda to 33 months in prison, ordered him to pay the Internal Revenue Service $80,980 in restitution, and allowed him to remain free for 60 days before reporting.

Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty, is an Iranian-born U.S. citizen who ran the U.S. chapter of the al-Haramain Islamic Foundation based in Ashland. He worked in Ashland as a tree surgeon and was an outspoken proponent of the peaceful aspects of Islam. He was known for marching in the local July 4 parade with his camel.

Except in Chechnya, apparently.

Seda was convicted last year of tax fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government for helping Saudi Arabian national Soliman Al-Buthe convert a contribution from a doctor in England into traveler's checks, which Al-Buthe took with him on a flight to Saudi Arabia without declaring it to authorities. Prosecutors have been unable to force Al-Buthe to return to the U.S. to face the same charges as Seda.

Acting U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton said federal prosecutors felt they had proven Seda's connection to terrorism, but respected the court's ruling and were satisfied with the sentence.

"Money is the lifeblood of terrorist organizations," Holton said. "We are working very hard to cut off that lifeline. Shutting down al-Haramain internationally and here was an essential part of that."

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