September 20, 2011, - 12:18 pm
**** UPDATE: Owner of 7 IHOPs raided for terrorism money laundering and illegal aliens is (DRUM ROLL) . . . Tarek Elkafrawi a/k/a “Terry Elk,” an Arab Muslim. Shocker. ****
Who owns the IHOP restaurants that were apparently funding Islamic terrorism? And why won’t IHOP answer questions about it?
As you may have heard, this morning members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)–including FBI and ICE agents–raided seven IHOP locations, this morning, on allegations of terrorism money laundering and employing illegal aliens. Clearly, IHOP takes the “I” for “International” seriously.
This morning, I spoke with Patrick Lenow, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of IHOP and Applebee’s. He refused to answer my questions regarding the identity of the owner of all seven locations that were raided. All locations are owned by a private IHOP franchisee, and Lenow deliberately said the company is keeping the identity of the franchisee “confidential.” He wouldn’t say why. I asked Lenow if the owner is of Middle Eastern descent or Muslim, and he also refused to answer that question, which means the answer is probably a resounding, “Yes!” IHOP’s Lenow would only say that the franchisee is “fully” cooperating with the FBI and JTTF. Sure, he is . . . now that he got caught, and I’m not sure it’s a case of “fully” cooperating. More like, CYA. On the other hand, one report says that the federal law enforcement agencies are also investigating the same allegations at restaurants nationwide. We’ll see.
As I’ve told you in the past, this is exactly why I refuse to patronize Muslim-owned businesses. Well, that, and the fact that they hate me and want to see the Jews and other infidels erased off the face of the earth. You never know where your money is going after it leaves your wallet and enters the pockets of a Muslim. It could be going to finance Islamic terrorism or just to pay membership dues at a hateful mosque (redundant phrase) or tuition at an anti-American Islamic school (redundant phrase #2). In any event, I will not reward Muslims for their adherence to and membership in a hateful religion and their hateful views. And they won’t get my money. They shouldn’t get yours either. You should investigate who owns restaurants and other businesses you patronize. If the registered agent is “Mohammed” or “Zeinab,” spend your dollars elsewhere. If the registered agent is “Tom” or “John,” try to find out who the corporate officers and shareholders are.
The franchise locations are all owned by the same private company, an IHOP spokesperson confirmed.
The locations of the IHOP raids include restaurants on Talmadge Road in west Toledo, Fremont-Pike in Perrysburg, Airport Highway and Central Highway in Toledo. . . .
Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in a joint investigation with the Toledo Police Department assisting. They have only revealed so far that it is a closed investigation. . . .
WTOL also reported officials are investigating terrorist accusations including money laundering as well possible illegal workers at many locations across the country right now.
I’ve written in the past about illegal alien fake ID rings at several McDonald’s locations, and those locations were all owned by the same franchisee, too. I asked you if you thought the owner–who pleaded ignorance–was in on it. In this case, I don’t see how there can be any doubt. You can’t own seven IHOP locations without knowing you are employing illegals and financing Islamic terrorism. Money laundering is something that the owner knows about, just as Talal Chahine, owner of the Middle Eastern restaurant chain, “La Shish,” knew his restaurants were laundering $21 million to Hezbollah . . . and he was personally conducting the operation and maintaining the separate books with one of his many Islamic wives.
Since the FBI and ICE are increasingly politically correct, they would not have conducted this raid without very solid evidence. This was probably investigated to death for months before today’s raids. And if I were a betting woman, I’d bet that a Muslim Arab is the owner of the IHOP restaurants raided, today. And, as is obvious, he was in on the illegal activity every step of the way.
So, who owns the “Al-IHOP Sebah [seven in Arabic]” Toledo franchises? If you know, please e-mail me.
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