December 18, 2007, - 10:13 am
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s no secret–at least, not to me–that counterfeit and stolen merchandise not only funds Al-Qaeda, but Hezbollah, too. That’s especially true–the Hezbollah part–in the Detroit area.
And if you are buying merchandise at a Muslim-owned business, you should wonder where your money is going . . . and where the merchandise came from. This happens a lot in urban areas, where Muslims sell hip-hop clothing at lower prices to unsuspecting inner city customers.
Take Mohammad Ali Aoun, 22, and Ibrahim Abdul-Hussein Aoun, 35, of Dearbornistan. They stocked up with $300,000 in counterfeit and stolen Nikes, hip-hop clothing (including Sean John clothing and Coogi sweaters–didn’t know that was still in), and 42″ stolen LCD TVs for Christmas shoppers in their hip-hop stores, “Da Hook Up” and “Goodfellas” in Detroit. Wayne County, Michigan Sheriffs raiding their stores also found several guns . The Aoun brothers knew the merchandise was stolen (mostly from Macy’s Department Store) and counterfeit. And their profits were probably going to Hezbollah.
A little about the Aouns: The Aoun family is a Shi’ite Muslim clan of extremists hailing from Hezbollah stronghold Bint Jbeil in South Lebanon (the hometown of these two criminal brothers). It’s the city where Hezbo-leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah hid out during the Hezbollah-Israel war, and from which Hezbollah rocketed Northern Israel (and still does).
Of note, of all the Detroit TV stations reporting on this story, only the ABC affiliate reported the names of the men involved and showed their photos. The others completely omitted the Muslim Arab names and faces. Hmmm . . . I wonder why.
Watch the video. More:
Sheriff Warren Evans on Monday announced the arrest of two men who authorities believe ran a stolen clothing ring that sold items at two independent stores in Detroit. Mohammad Ali Aoun, 22, and his brother Ibrahim Abdul-Hussein Aoun, 35, of Dearborn face charges of receiving and concealing stolen property and distributing and selling counterfeit merchandise. Authorities said the brothers purchased goods stolen from Macy’s and resold them at Da Hook Up and Goodfellas stores. Evans said deputies seized 11 large-screen TVs, $80,000 in clothes, three handguns, more than 1,750 pairs of counterfeit Nikes worth $161,000 and counterfeit clothes worth more than $59,000.
Sadly, the FBI–the “lead federal agency on terrorism” cases–is not involved because they take the Alfred E. Neumann approach: What, me worry? Local authorities will not pursue the terrorism angle and look any further into where the money was going.
And then there are the “inexpensive” Nikes for sale in Arab Muslim-owned gas stations throughout the Detroit area. I told an ICE agent contact about it, and he confirmed they are fakes or stolen and probably funding terrorism.
Bottom line: If you shop at an Arab/Muslim-owned store or gas station, you should think twice about why the prices are so low and Nikes (and other merchandise) . . . and where your money will go after you pay.
Will it be used to blow up innocent Israelis or IEDs maiming and murdering our troops? It certainly may, and you can’t say for sure that it will not.
Why take the risk? Better to shop elsewhere at a reputable store owned by those whom you know won’t give Zakat (Islamic charity) to terrorists, and won’t steal and cheat the infidels to do it.
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