Apple To Fight Court Order To Unlock Dead Islamic Terrorist’s Work iPhone

Tim Cook -- CEO of Apple Inc
Tim Cook — CEO of Apple Inc

The San Bernardino, California terrorists destroyed their personal cell phones but not Syed Farook’s work iPhone.

The couple took pains to physically destroy two personally owned cell phones, crushing them beyond the FBI’s ability to recover information from them. They also removed a hard drive from their computer; it has not been found despite investigators diving for days for potential electronic evidence in a nearby lake.

Farook was not carrying his work iPhone during the attack. It was discovered after a subsequent search. It was not known whether Farook forgot about the iPhone or did not care whether investigators found it.AP

A U.S. magistrate in a Los Angeles federal court ordered Apple on Tuesday to help the Justice department hack into an encrypted work iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California terrorist.

The terrorist’s work phone was running the newest version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, which requires a passcode and cannot be accessed by Apple.  It is configured to erase data after 10 consecutive unsuccessful unlocking attempts.

The ruling by Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym, a former federal prosecutor, requires Apple to supply highly specialized software the FBI can load onto the county-owned work iPhone to bypass a self-destruct feature, which erases the phone’s data after too many unsuccessful attempts to unlock it. The FBI wants to be able to try different combinations in rapid sequence until it finds the right one.AP

Farook worked for the county public health department.  The phone the FBI wants assess to was his work phone which was provided to Farook by San Bernardino County. The phone “may hold clues about whom the couple communicated with and where they may have traveled.”

Federal prosecutors told the judge in a court application Tuesday that they can’t access a work phone used by Syed Farook because they don’t know his passcode and Apple has not cooperated. Under U.S. law, a work phone is generally the property of a person’s employer. The judge told Apple to provide an estimate of its cost to comply with her order, suggesting that the government will be expected to pay for the work…

The order requires that the software Apple provides be programmed to work only on Farook’s phone, but it was not clear how readily that safeguard could be circumvented. The order said Apple has five days to notify the court if it believes the ruling is unreasonably burdensome. AP

Apple to fight the court order.

‘I feel like now there are a whole bunch of terrorists running out and buying iPhones, like the little ‘i’ in iPhone should be for ISIS,’ Mandy Pifer, who lost fiancé Shannon Johnson in the tragic shooting, told the New York Daily News. 

Johnson was heralded as a hero for shielding the body of Denise Peraza and telling her ‘I got you,’ when Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 29, opened fire at a San Bernardino County health department gathering on December 2. DailyMail

“Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.” Cook’s statement

In a statement posted on Apple’s website early Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook said the order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym “has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.”

“We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good,” Cook’s statement read in part. “Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them. But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.”…

The federal agent said the phone’s carrier, Verizon, wouldn’t be able to provide authorities with the necessary information.

“The information we need is on that phone and cannot be accessed by Verizon,” the agent said. FoxNews

Feds Arrest 2 Refugees With Ties To Terrorist Groups

Video capture ABC13 News
Video capture ABC13 News

Federal authorities arrested two refugees — one in Sacramento (plus relatives in Milwaukee & Sacramento), and one in Houston — Thursday.

Arrested in California — Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab (Iraq-born)

A Sacramento man has been arrested on a charge of making a false statement involving international terrorism, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, will make his first court appearance in the Eastern District of California on Friday. The criminal complaint was unsealed on Thursday.

Federal prosecutors say Al-Jayab traveled to Syria to fight alongside a Sunni terrorist organization and lied about it when he returned to the United States.

Specifically, prosecutors say the Iraq-born Al-Jayab told immigration authorities he had gone to Turkey to see his grandmother and then returned to the United States via Great Britain. He also denied having any connection with terrorist groups despite extensive communications with family members and others stating otherwise, according to an affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint.

Al-Jayab arrived in the United States as a refugee in 2012, and prosecutors believe he knew his refugee status would have been hampered if he had admitted traveling to Syria and outright revoked if he admitted fighting with terrorist groups.

If convicted, Al-Jayab faces up to 8 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. CourtHouseNews

Wisconsin Arrests

Three others were arrested — and all three are related to the Sacramento suspect. The Sacramento suspect’s brother was arrested in Sacramento. Two other relatives were arrested in Milwaukee. Fox6News

Arrested in Texas — Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan (Palestinian born in Iraq)

A Houston-area man has been arrested on federal charges he provided support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, was arrested today by FBI and Homeland Investigations agents. According to the Department of Justice, he is a Palestinian born in Iraq who came to the United States as a refugee in November of 2009 and was given legal permanent residence status in 2011.

The three-count federal indictment against him was unsealed Thursday night, revealing Al Hardan provided material support and resources to ISIL starting in May 2014. When he applied to become an American citizen in August 2014, he said he wasn’t associated with a terrorist organization, when, according to the indictment, he was throughout that year and the year before. Finally, during the citizenship process, he denied having weapons training when, the government says, he had been trained on an automatic machine gun.

Al Hardan is scheduled for an initial court appearance Friday morning. Angela Dodge, a spokeswoman with the U.S. justice department, said more information could be released then. She also tried to reassure anyone who may be concerned about Thursday’s arrest.

“There is no current threat to public safety associated with this arrest,” Dodge said in a prepared statement. ABC13

Former Neighbor Of San Bernardino Terrorists Bought The ‘Assault-style’ Rifles Used By The Couple

weapons-ca-terroristEnrique Marquez, 29, a former neighbor of the terror couple bought the ‘assault-style’ rifles used in the San Bernardino attack.

Authorities on Saturday raided the home of Enrique Marquez, 29, who lived next door to Farook when he lived in Riverside, California.

Farook lived at the home with his wife, parents and siblings for several years before moving 17 miles to Redlands earlier this year…

Marquez admitted himself to a mental health facility in Long Beach, California, after Wednesday’s attack and has been unavailable for questioning…

Meredith Davis, with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said that while the weapons were purchased legally, they had undergone a number of illegal adjustments afterwards.

One of the weapons had been modified to allow it to fire on fully-automatic mode, while the other was fitted with a large magazine and had the ‘bullet button’ removed to allow for quicker reloading.DailyMail

FBI Investigates San Bernardino, CA Shooting As Act Of Terrorism

Both families should be looked at closely!  Who paid for all this — body armor, bomb material, the house, guns, bullets…. — should be looked into!

Farook’s mother lived in the house with the couple but was unaware and did not notice anything!

They say Farook’s mother lived with the couple but she stayed upstairs and didn’t notice they had stockpiled 12 pipe bombs and well over 4,500 rounds of ammunition.

Abuershaid and Chesley say the couple left their 6-month-old daughter in her care when they carried out Wednesday’s attack.

They say the child is with child protective services. Farook’s brother-in-law is beginning the legal process to adopt the girl. wistv

Tashfeen Malik
Tashfeen Malik

Tashfeen Malik – – Wore a burka.  She did not drive. Her brother-in-laws never saw her face.

Malik, who was born in Pakistan, moved to Saudi Arabia 25 years ago when she was about four years old. When she was older, she likely moved back and forth between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, according to a source close to the Saudi Arabian government. ABC News

Tashfeen Malik came to the U.S. on a “fiance” visa, the address she listed in Pakistan was fake.  She was given a green card in July 2015, a federal source told Fox40.

Malik came to the U.S. on what is known as a “fiancé” visa, which allows an American fiancé to petition for his or her partner’s temporary entry before marriage. For the visa application, the address she listed in her Pakistani hometown, ABC News discovered today, does not exist. Malik received a her Green Card this summer, U.S. officials said.

State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said that the State Department “stand(s) behind our screening process for visas.”

 

Tashfeen is linked to her native country’s most notorious radical mosque.

Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad.

The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials. DailyMail

Police, Feds Probe Terror As Motive in San Bernardino, CA Massacre

Syed Rizwan Farook left work during a meeting.  He goes home, gathers up his wife, drops their six-month-old child with the grandmother, dons battle fatigues, gopros, gathers weapons and drives back to the meeting to carry out a massacre.

CNN reported, Syed Farook was n touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism, law enforcement officials said.

Terrorist.

A neighbor of the San Bernardino killers Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik didn’t report suspicious activity at their apartment for fear of being accused of racism, reported Town Hall.  Liberals and the politically correct culture bunch have a lot to answer for.

Christian leaders on social media quickly spoke out.

“Praying for all in San Bernardino, CA. No words for this. Just pray,” wrote R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, wrote on Twitter, “Once again, evil on display — this time in #SanBernardino. Praying for the hurting and the arrest of the perpetrators.”

Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly wrote on Facebook that “Our hearts are broken by the news of the horrific mass shooting.” He then posted a Bible verse: “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham tweeted, “Pray for @SanBernardinoPD, @SBCountySheriff and all those responding to the active shooter at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.”  ChristianExaminer

Syed Rizwan Farook
Syed Rizwan Farook

Wearing body armor and Go-Pro cameras the Muslim couple, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, unleashed carnage Wednesday morning in Southern California, storming a social services office killing 14 and wounding numerous others.

The couple also had a  “IED factory” in their home.

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California Campus Stabber’s Manifesto Included ‘Praise For Allah,’ Plan For Beheading

Faisal_MohammadWith a smile on his face Faisal Mohammed stabbed 4 people on the campus of University of California at Merced. He was shot by police.  The search for motive followed the path of “a mystery – why?” to “not related to terrorism.”

Shun nonbelievers – He kept to himself.
Subjugate all nonbelievers – Kill them.
Calls by ISIS and other Islamic terror groups – knife attacks….
Write a manifesto in case you are killed while attempting to kill others.
On the FBI’s terrorist watch list and also on a national watch list.
But this horribly act has nothing to do with religion or terrorism?

A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow “to cut someone’s head off” and as many as five reminders to “praise Allah,” law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.

In the two-page document found in Faisal Mohammad’s pocket by the county coroner, the 18-year-old freshman wrote a numeric list outlining his plans of who he wanted to kill, and how, including beheading and shooting his victims, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told FoxNews.com

“No. 27 was to ‘make sure people are tied down,’ No. 28 was “sit down and praise Allah,’” Warnke said. “I remember seeing four or five times, scribbled on the side of the two-page manifesto, where he wrote something like ‘praise Allah.’”

The manifesto has not been released, but Warnke expects it to be within the next few days. FoxNews

Man Arrested In Spencer Stone Stabbing

james_tran
James Tran

The Sacramento Police Department arrested James Tran, 28  in connection with the stabbing of hometown hero Spencer Stone.  Tran has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing Spencer Stone outside a local nightclub in October. Tran has a previous felony arrest (drugs) and is affiliated with a gang.

The man arrested in the stabbing of French train hero Spencer Stone is a gun-toting convicted drug-dealer who sold crystal meth and marijuana on the streets of Sacramento, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

James Tran, 28, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted homicide. 

He is accused of knifing Stone four times in the torso on October 8 in a fight near a nightclub in the California state capital.

The attack came shortly after revelers at the Badlands club applauded Stone, 23, for his role in tackling a gunman with ties to radical Islam on a Paris-bound passenger train in August.

During the stabbing, Stone suffered a punctured heart, liver and lung and later had open-heart surgery, spending over a week in hospital.

Now court documents obtained by Daily Mail Online detail Stone’s suspected attacker’s criminal past. In 2008 Tran – who was born in New York to Chinese-Vietnamese immigrants before moving to Elk Grove, California as a child – pleaded no contest to possession of methamphetamine for sale.

Following a plea deal prosecutors asked the court to dismiss six other felony drug and weapons charges against him, including the transportation and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, possession of a concealed firearm and possession of a loaded firearm.

He was sentenced to a year on work furlough and five years’ probation.

Three years later in 2011 it appeared Tran was back dealing drugs when police confiscated more than $1300 in cash from him during a stop and search in a Walmart parking lot. DailyMail

Toddler’s Brutal Beating Prompts Call To Withhold Bail From Illegal Immigrants

Francisco Javier ChavezFrancisco Javier Chavez posted bail on charges of beating (brutal beating) a California toddler, at his scheduled arraignment two weeks later Chavez was a no-show.

Judges everywhere maintain discretion to deny bail to anyone they believe is likely to flee justice, yet they often fail to consider illegal status as a factor, said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.

When Francisco Javier Chavez posted bail on charges of beating a California toddler within an inch of her life in late July, there was little reason to expect the illegal immigrant, who has spent much of his adult life hopping back and forth across the Mexican border, would return to face justice.

Two weeks later, at his scheduled arraignment on Aug. 13, Chavez was a no-show. The 27-year-old career criminal had put up $10,000, or 10 percent of the amount set for his alleged crimes by California’s bail schedule. His disappearance is hardly a surprise to critics who believe violent illegal immigrants are, by definition, flight risks who should be denied bail in such serious cases. They say judges, especially in border states plagued by illegal immigrant crime, are naive or worse if they expect suspects who regularly cross in and out of Mexico to take the U.S. justice system seriously.

“Frankly, judges grant bail in cases like these because they are being foolish,” said Hans A. von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department lawyer now at The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. “The judge can consider bail for you when you are charged with a crime, but does not have to let you out on bail. If the state can show you are a flight risk, you should not get bail. If the state can show you are a danger to the public because of a history of violence, you should not get bail.”

While Chavez is in the wind, his alleged victim, the 2-year-old daughter of his live-in girlfriend, is now in foster care, paralyzed from the beating that also left her with both arms and a femur broken. Well before he was arrested in San Luis Obispo County for attacking the child, Chavez had compiled a lengthy criminal record that includes assault and drug convictions and arrests for violent acts such as kidnapping, car-jacking and cruelty to a child. He was deported in February 2014, but as in previous instances, found it easy to sneak back across the border and into the U.S. FoxNews

California Toddler Fighting For Her Life After Brutal Beating By Illegal Immigrant

Francisco Javier Chavez
Francisco Javier Chavez

Francisco Javier Chavez, an illegal immigrant, with assault and drug convictions attacked and seriously injured a toddler and is out on bail!  He may not show at his court date.

Francisco Javier Chavez, the live-in boyfriend of the unidentified two-year-old’s mother, is out on bail after being charged in the late July attack, which left the San Luis Obispo County girl with two broken arms, a broken femur, a compressed spine, a urinary tract infection and a fever of 107 degrees. Chavez’s criminal record includes assault and drug convictions and arrests for violent acts including kidnapping, car jacking and cruelty to a child.

A disgusted San Luis Obispo Sheriff Ian Parkinson told FoxNews.com Chavez should have been locked away or deported long before he had the chance to inflict “horrific injuries” on the little girl, but said conflicting federal policies leave his department handcuffed. Instead, Chavez is now free, awaiting a court date for which he may not even show up. FoxNews

Illegal Immigrant Arrested Six Times Held In Rape, Murder Of California Woman

Marilyn Pharis
Marilyn Pharis

Marilyn Pharis, a 64-year-old Air Force veteran, was raped and beat with a hammer in her home.  Marilyn died eight days after the attack.  Two suspects have been arrested, including illegal immigrant from Mexico Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez.

Ramirez has been arrested six times in last 15 months, for crimes including sexual assault, possession of methamphetamine and weapons and driving without a license. His most recent arrest occurred just eight days before the attack on Pharis. FoxNews

A man who allegedly attacked a 64-year-old California woman and brutally raped her is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been arrested four times in the past two years.

The victim, Marilyn Pharis, died eight days after the attack, which occurred July 24 while she was asleep in her Santa Maria home. An autopsy is being conducted to help determine if Pharis died as a direct result of the heinous crime.

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, was arrested shortly after the attack while he was inside another home nearby.

He is charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary with person present, assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and resisting a peace officer, according to the Santa Maria Times. His bond is set at $1 million. DailyCaller

Israel To Help California Combat Drought

California laguna drought photo
California Drought – Laguna Lake Sept 9, 2014

Drawing on its vast experience with arid lands, Israel will help California fight back against the worst drought in its recorded history,  which has dealt a blow to local agriculture.

The drought will cost California $2.2 billion.  More than half of the U.S. fruits, nuts, and vegetables come from California.
Between 80 to 90% of ripe olives and strawberries are grown in California.  Crops grown almost exclusively in California: almonds, artichokes, dates, figs, kiwifruit, olives, persimmons, pistachios, prunes, raisins, clovers, and walnuts.  The state of California vitally needs to find ways to cope with the drought they are faced with.

California has been going through a catastrophic drought for three years now, which has cost the state’s economy at least $2.2 billion and left 500,000 acres of what was once rich, productive farmland fallow.

So where did California turn to for help?  To Israel, the world’s acknowledged expert on irrigation and water use.

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a strategic cooperation Agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive aid from Israel.

Prof. Eilon Adar, a world expert in groundwater flow systems, will work to help the state work out solutions to the issue. Prof. Adar visited San Fransisco and Silicon Valley, touring desalination plants in northern California, and participating in a state-wide conference in which a slew of possibly technological solutions were presented.

“If we managed to overcome the water issues in the Middle East, we can do it anywhere in the world,” Prof. Adar said. “Nonetheless, (to address the issue) they will need to improve the management and efficiency of the water market and increase and optimize the coordination between the water companies.”

He’s got that right. Israel is the only country in the entire Middle East that is self sufficient in water. And they did it themselves, in a hostile environment.

Online:  Israel To Give Desperately Needed Developmental Aid To… California!

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