This story is significant on many levels.
Nashville has become the home of thousands of Muslim “refugees” including large numbers of Somalis (although the news story I’m about to report does not say the arrested woman is Somali, she appears to be). Catholic Charities (funded by you, the US taxpayer) works with refugees to get them jobs in various companies nearby.
Nashville is also home to Dell which was the focus of an aggressive campaign by CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) when it pushed workplace demands for religious accommodation on the company a number of years ago.
And, finally, take note of one phrase in the woman’s tirade: “…this whole country will be Muslim soon.” I have heard that phrase many times from Somali refugees in stories I’ve reported on, or from commenters to RRW.
A Nashville woman was charged with attempted terrorism Friday after investigators said she threatened to hurt co-workers at the South Nashville Dell facility last weekend.
The trouble began when a CEVA Logistics employee said his co-worker Amal Ahmed Abdullahi, 29, of Zermatt Avenue, approached him during his shift last Saturday.
According to a release from Metro police, Abdullahi told the employee that “her people were dying for Allah every day; that she was ready to die for Allah; that this whole country will be Muslim soon; that this country is full of non-believers and that this place (her work place) is full of non-believers; that all unbelievers should die; that her life starts after death; that her life is not here, nobody pays attention to her and she should pick up a gun and shoot all these people.”
CEVA Logistics signed the arrest warrant as the prosecutor against Abdullahi, accusing her of intimidating/coercing a civilian population.
Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said Friday that he was not immediately aware of anyone previously being charged with attempted terrorism in Nashville.
Local Muslim mouthpiece: Islam is a religion of peace
Still, news of the arrest was enough to send shock waves through Nashville’s Muslim community.
“We are very saddened to hear this, that one of our people acted this way,” said Amir Arain, spokesman for the Islamic Center of Nashville. “Islam condemns violence of all forms and condones peaceful coexistence and love for our neighbors..”
So, what happened at Dell several years ago?
Here is one of several accounts reported in 2005. This is from Militant Islam Monitor:
Psychological Jihad was being waged last week at the offices of Dell computers after Somali Muslim temporary workers walked off their jobs and claimed they were not being given prayer time. The situation was exploited by Islamist organisations such as the Council of American Islamic Relations, and the Human Rights Commission, who intimidated Dell into giving into the workers demands which included monetary benefits such as back salaries for time off additional undisclosed payments. It is highly symbolic that this ‘Jihad byDa’wa ‘ is taking place at Dell, one of the world’s leading computer firms ,owned by Michael Dell, one of the richest men in the country, who ‘happens’ to be Jewish. The fact that Dell dominates the computer market in Israel could be another reason why CAIR wants to portray them as ‘anti Muslim’ and threaten a boycott of their products.
The audacity of temporary workers demanding that their religous ‘needs’ be accomodated has nothing to do with freedom of religion or civil rights. It is an attempt to bring Islam into the American workplace under the guise of ‘tolerance and diversity’. Even more alarming is that Dell has agreed to give employees training in the ‘requirements’ of Muslims…
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New readers: Because Nashville, and Tennessee generally, has become an important focal point for Muslim political agitation and the resultant push-back from anti-jihadists we have a whole category on Nashville, here.