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Fugitive son of Detroit Imam arrested in Windsor
Canwest News Service ^ | 2009-10-29 | Jorge Barrera and Don McArthur

Posted on 10/29/2009 12:59:50 PM PDT by Clive

The fugitive son of an Imam shot dead by U.S. federal agents Wednesday was arrested Thursday in downtown Windsor and in the custody Canadian border authorities, the FBI said in a statement.

Mujahid Carswell, 30, also known as Mujahid Abdullah, was arrested by RCMP officers at about 1 p.m. Thursday without incident after police blocked off a downtown street and surrounded a house with a tactical team. He was witnessed being whisked away in a prisoner transport van and is currently in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency on immigration violations.

Mr. Carswell is the oldest son of Lubqman Ameen Abdullah, the imam of a Detroit mosque who was killed after an exchange of gunfire with FBIagents during the raid on a warehouse in Dearborn, Mich.

Mr. Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, and 10 others, including the three fugitives, were named in a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday that alleges conspiracy to commit theft from interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of arson, illegal possession and sale of firearms and tampering with motor vehicle identification numbers.

Mr. Carswell was a member of the security Sura team that guards the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit where his father was the imam. The federal complaint, obtained by Canwest News Service, says that according to an informant, Mr. Carswell moved to Windsor and was living two blocks from the tunnel border crossing and goes to a large mosque in the city.

Mr. Carswell also trains about 60 children, ages eight to 18, in martial arts at the mosque, the federal complaint said.

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(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; War on Terror
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1 posted on 10/29/2009 12:59:50 PM PDT by Clive
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To: exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

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2 posted on 10/29/2009 1:00:35 PM PDT by Clive
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To: Clive

Canuckistan enforces its immigration “laws”?


3 posted on 10/29/2009 1:04:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Clive

Guess he didn’t want to go out in a blaze of glory like dear old dad.


4 posted on 10/29/2009 1:06:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Clive
Mr. Carswell moved to Windsor and was living two blocks from the tunnel border crossing and goes to a large mosque in the city.

Must have been on Househunters. Needs house near tunnel border crossing perfect for nipping over to do a bit of terrorism.

That said, our resident Muslim, Obama, is sure being quiet about this. I guess his handlers must have told him to shut his trap.

5 posted on 10/29/2009 1:09:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: fanfan; MamaDearest; Oorang; Velveeta

ping


6 posted on 10/29/2009 1:23:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All; fanfan

Previously...

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/10/28/windsor-border-task-force-091028.html

“Canada, U.S. join forces at Detroit-Windsor border”
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | 4:27 PM ET
CBC News

SNIPPET: “The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has established a task force to help keep gang-related activity from crossing the U.S.-Canada border at Windsor, Ont.

Windsor police chief Gary Smith was in Detroit on Wednesday to announce a new, US-Canada task force to monitor the Detroit-Windsor border. (Dennis Porter/CBC)The Border Enforcement Security Task Force, or BEST, comprises law enforcement officers at the federal, state and local levels in the U.S. and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial Police and Windsor Police Service in Canada.

Together, those agents will cover about 1,160 kilometres of border.

“The BEST’s mission is clear — to collaboratively identify and disrupt transnational criminal organizations exploiting our shared border,” Brian Moskowitz, special agent in charge of ICE’s office of investigations in Michigan and Ohio, said Wednesday morning in Detroit.

Its focus includes:

National security and terrorist threats.
Human smuggling and trafficking.
Contraband smuggling.
Bulk cash smuggling.
Money laundering.
Transnational gang activities exploiting the border region.”


7 posted on 10/29/2009 1:25:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Clive; Cindy; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; Snowyman; ...
Thanks for the pings, Clive and Cindy.


8 posted on 10/29/2009 1:28:26 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

You’re welcome fanfan.


9 posted on 10/29/2009 1:30:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Paladin2

Only at our southern border./s


10 posted on 10/29/2009 1:31:05 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Clive

Must have been checking out the “Windsor Ballet”.


11 posted on 10/29/2009 1:31:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Clive; Cindy; Springman

I wonder when he crossed the border?


12 posted on 10/29/2009 1:46:44 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Paladin2
Hey, pal. Get up to date. There is no information that this perp is a Canadian citizen. He was the son on the imam. He has been arrested:

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/www.windsorstar.com/pdf/crimcomplaint.pdf

His citizenship has not been established, but the article says he "moved" to Windsor. He "moved" here from Dearborn. He is going back to the US very soon, in cuffs, thanks to the RCMP.

You are welcome.

13 posted on 10/29/2009 2:02:35 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Paladin2

Shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house


14 posted on 10/29/2009 2:05:49 PM PDT by Hazzardgate
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To: fanfan

I don’t know the date.

I’m updating here as more info becomes available:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2373281/posts


15 posted on 10/29/2009 2:19:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Making your link clickable:

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/www.windsorstar.com/pdf/crimcomplaint.pdf


16 posted on 10/29/2009 2:19:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Previously...

http://www.windsorstar.com/sports/Windsor+sought+after+raids+radical+Islamic+group+Dearborn/2158482/story.html

“Two Windsor men sought after FBI raids on radical Islamic group in Dearborn
Third suspect hails from somewhere in Ontario”

BY STAR STAFF, THE WINDSOR STAROCTOBER 29, 2009


17 posted on 10/29/2009 2:23:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Clive

As Don Cherry might say, “Hey, this Carswell kid, Mujad, Moosehead, whatever - he’s a good Canadian boy, just a little rough around the edges! I’m sure the Detroit organization will find a place for him!”


18 posted on 10/29/2009 2:49:22 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: Cindy

Thank you for your work Cindy.

I should have been more specific anyway....I am wondering if he crossed into Canada before or after the raid. If after, that wouldn’t say much for our border guards.


19 posted on 10/29/2009 3:59:00 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

I don’t know at this time.


20 posted on 10/29/2009 4:00:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

We probably won’t be told, either.


21 posted on 10/29/2009 4:03:29 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan
I think they run all these guys at the border. Unless he had false ID. If the FBI was after him, it would have hit at the border.

It didn't take long (one day) to roll him up in Windsor anyway.

22 posted on 10/29/2009 4:23:46 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian; DieHard the Hunter; Lady Jag
I think they run all these guys at the border.

Thanks for trying to reassure me. I've been across the border there, and believe me, it's not as secure as we hope it is.

OTOH, This guy is on top of the situation, so I don't need to worry.....

(Yes, I'm mocking us, but being a Canadian, I'm allowed to!)

23 posted on 10/29/2009 4:34:19 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Fanfan, the bastards run ME at the border. Wants and warrants. Don’t have any.


24 posted on 10/29/2009 5:10:27 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: fanfan

Might have went “Down South” before the S**T hit the fan, or used a fake ID.

Two more to go.


25 posted on 10/29/2009 6:55:02 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: Paladin2
Just to bring you up to date, friend. This guy was hustled back over the border, TO YOUR COUNTRY WHERE HE IS A "CITIZEN". They didn't even bother to extradite him, just shipped him back.

Also, FYI, he was granted bail by a US federal judge.

Don't accuse Canada of harboring terrorists when your "citizens" come over here to hide out after committing crimes.

26 posted on 10/31/2009 5:42:40 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Canada has plenty I’m sure - as evidenced by past catches at the border. There are also likely some indigenous Calypso Louie types hanging out in Canada. Given that Canada let this guy into Canada is clearly evidence that border security into Canada is less than perfect.


27 posted on 10/31/2009 7:14:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Sure, Canadian border security is less than perfect. But when a US citizen presents himself at the border for entry and there are no wants, no warrants, no warnings, chances are he gets in. You would want it some other way?


28 posted on 10/31/2009 10:05:19 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Springman
SM, the last two perps were rolled up Saturday morning about a mile from my house, in homes very close to a large mosque (quel suprise).

Here is the funny part. The first guy, the imam's son, was sent back to the US, he wasn't even extradited, just bundled back over the border, and released on bail! The other two are being held without bail in Windsor, pending extradition.

29 posted on 11/01/2009 4:48:43 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Update

"Khan and Alsahli are to face extradition hearings on Monday, said Windsor Police Staff Sgt. Dave Kigar."

Hmmmm, sounds like two Canadian "Citizens", probably not native born.

30 posted on 11/01/2009 5:26:28 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
I'll follow this and let you know about their immigration status. They were arrested within 100 yards of a large mosque.

They might turn out to be "Trudeau Canadians".

I still don't know why the first guy didn't get an extradition hearing, even if he was a US citizen. Very strange. Stranger still that a US federal judge immediately released him on bail.

31 posted on 11/01/2009 7:52:19 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I hope it was something like, spill it out now, or you will end up in the gay ward of the Wayne County Jail.


32 posted on 11/01/2009 7:02:03 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Another FR posting

"Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, a Canadian national originally from Pakistan,"

More grist for the mill.

Since neither the US nor Canada want to seriously try to control those who enter the countries, the border between does tend to occasionally ID a few of the bad actors.

33 posted on 11/02/2009 5:33:55 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Since neither the US nor Canada want to seriously try to control those who enter the countries, the border between does tend to occasionally ID a few of the bad actors.

Well, I guess we can finally agree on something. I would just point out that these two guys travelled to the US many, many times and were not picked up by ICE.

At best these guys are "Trudeau Canadians". Not the type of immigrant either country would really want. The bottom line is, because of close co-operation among law enforcement on BOTH sides of the border, this cell was quickly rolled up. Trust me, Canada is no haven for terrorists.

34 posted on 11/02/2009 6:34:37 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: fanfan; All

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/11/windsor-ontario-police-chief-apologize-to-muslims-for-offending-them-during-fbi-arrests.html

“Windsor, Ontario: Police chief apologizes to Muslims for offending them during FBI arrests”

SNIPPET: “Now can we get an apology from the Muslim community for aiding and abetting jihadists? “Windsor police chief Gary Smith apologizes to Islamic community for ‘offending’ their beliefs during FBI arrests,” from The Windsor Star, November 12 (thanks to Simeon):

WINDSOR, Ont. — Windsor police chief Gary Smith has apologized to members of Windsor’s Islamic community for offending their beliefs after officers arresting two FBI suspects at gunpoint patted down one of their wives.
“It was never the intention for Windsor police officers to offend or embarrass the families of our Islamic community,” writes Smith in a press release issued by police this morning. “The actions taken did cause embarrassment and did offend their religious beliefs. I sincerely apologize to the families and the Islamic community.”...

A review of the incident highlighted the need for additional “cultural sensitivity training,” said the release, and Dr. Murad Aktas has been tapped to provide it. Details have yet to be worked out.”


35 posted on 11/13/2009 2:41:55 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; Snowyman; ...
Update at # 35.

Thanks for the ping, Cindy.


36 posted on 11/13/2009 4:34:59 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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