It’s safe to remove your rubber gloves, ladies and gents — this story won’t be shocking.
Portland, as you may have heard, is a mess.
And on Friday, the Justice Department noted one more anarchical ingredient in a chaotic stew.
As reported by The Washington Free Beacon, the DOJ has announced charges against a man in revolutionaries’ favorite Oregon enclave for allegedly producing ISIS propaganda literature.
Per a government statement, Hawazen Sameer Mothafar was indicted in federal court on “two counts of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339B(a)(1).”
[T]he indictment charges Mothafar with one count of false statements in an immigration application in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1546(a) and one count of false statement to a government agency in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2).
Purportedly, for over half a decade, Hawazen created and distributed ISIS propaganda, materials for recruitment, and instructions for various terrorist acts.
More from the Beacon:
He encouraged ISIS-affiliated terrorists abroad to commit terrorism in their home countries and wrote instructive manuals on “effective” stabbing techniques and detonating bombs. According to the indictment, Mothafar was regularly in contact with ISIS leaders abroad and opened social media accounts on their behalf.
He also allegedly denied involvement with ISIS and other terrorist organizations on immigration paperwork and in statements to government authorities .
For now, he’s been released — but not without travel restrictions and limits on his use of technology.
Among many streetfighters in Oregon’s 2020 mob, Hawazen — who’s wheelchair bound — may not be perceived as much of a threat.
Consider the (unscientific) study of a group surely sharing members with the black-masked bunch: students at a regaled university
As I covered in February of 2019, youngsters at UC Berkeley were served the public display of a couple different banners.
Independent filmmaker Ami Horowitz stood on campus waving the American flag and voicing pro-U.S. sentiment.
A few of the reactions from passersby:
- “[America’s] the one imperial power in the world right now.”
- “It signifies military rule.”
- “God is not proud of us.”
He returned with a black ISIS one and spouted the following:
- “I denounce Western imperialism.”
- “ISIS is love; we don’t have hate in our hearts. Unless you stand against us — then we kill you.”
He got some attaboys.
But perhaps the students were unsure what the dark flag was.
After all, consider streiff’s June 2015 penetrating investigation, “CNN Mistakes Dildo Flag for ISIS Flag.”
It’s hard to forget his conclusive quote:
“We’ve often said that CNN couldn’t tell its a– from a hot rock. Now they’ve upped the ante.”
Back to Portland, it’s nothing short of unsurprising.
But hopefully, the charges and a subsequent time in court will mark the end of the story.
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