September 20, 2011, - 1:34 pm

IHOP Jihad: Owner of Raided IHOP Franchises is Arab Muslim; “Terry Elk” = Tarek Elkafrawi

By Debbie Schlussel

**** UPDATE: Waitress @ Jihad IHOP: Schlussel Is Right; Egyptian Muslim Owner Knowingly Hired Illegals  ****

****  UPDATE #2:  IHOP Jihad UPDATE: Raided Managers Were Previous Terror Suspects ****

Well, now we know why IHOP spokesman Patrick Lenow refused to tell me the name of the owner of the seven Midwest IHOP locations raided this morning by FBI and ICE agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  Shocker! The owner is an Arab Muslim, Tarek Elkafrawi, who uses the fake names, “Terry Elk” and “Terry Elks” (and owns the company, Te & Km, Inc.).  You can bet that if this guy’s real name was Bob Johnson or Sherri Smith, IHOP and its parent company DineEquity, Inc. wouldn’t shield the owner’s identity, as Lenow did with “Terry Elk.”  Hmmm . . . maybe they should call it IHOPC.

 

All seven of the restaurants are owned by Terry Elk. The FBI told WTOL they also raided two homes owned by Elk.

Elk is from our area and WFIE, our sister station in Evansville, Indiana, confirmed Terry Elk’s real name is Tarek Elkafrawi.

Two storage units have also been searched. The storage units were rented by Maazen Kadir. According to the Better Business Bureau website, Kadir is the primary contact for the Talmadge Road location and is listed as the area manager.


Elkafrawi was at a national meeting of IHOP store owners this morning and is now on his way back to our area.

IHOP says it is cooperating with authorities and that Elkafrawi is also cooperating with authorities.

IHOP also said they have been in contact with the FBI and the other authorities and IHOP is saying they have been told this investigation is not related to terrorism.

Don’t believe that BS for a second. IHOP is lying, as the feds already told the media this is about terrorist money-laundering. The Joint Terrorism Task Force isn’t conducting these raids because they “aren’t related to terrorism.” The FBI is the lead agency for terrorism investigations. If this was just a matter of illegal alien employees, it would be strictly an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raid. Regardless, terrorism charges are very hard to prove and win in courts filled with America’s O.J. Simpson/Casey Anthony juries. Instead, authorities go for whatever they can charge and prove more easily. And as for Elkafrawi/Elk/Al-Whatever’s “cooperation,” as I noted earlier today, that’s no surprise. Everyone “cooperates” . . . after they are caught.

This is from the same story:

While the investigation remains sealed, authorities said they were investigating money laundering, funding terrorist organizations and possible undocumented workers.

Locations that were raided:

- Talmadge Road in west Toledo

- Fremont-Pike location in Perrysburg

- Airport Highway in Springfield Township

- Central Avenue in Sylvania Township near McCord road

- An IHOP in Lima, Ohio

- An IHOP in Findlay, Ohio

- An IHOP in Evansville, Indiana

Remember:  this could happen at any restaurant franchise (or other business).  That’s why you must check out who owns the businesses you patronize, and if it’s a Muslim, spend your money elsewhere.

So, who is Tarek Elkafrawi?  Is he a Sunni or Shi’ite Muslim?  Same questions about Maazen Kadir.  And from which country did they emanate?  If you know, please e-mail me or comment here.  I’d like to find out exactly which Islamic terrorist group they were helping to fund with your pancake orders.  My guess is that it is HAMAS, since the names indicate they are likely Egyptian or Palestinian Sunnis.  The managers of the raided Perrysburg, Ohio location owned by Elkafrawi are named “Jamil Awwad” and “Ray Awwad.”  Same questions about them.  And, FYI, you can bet the “Ray” is an Americanized version of something else.

Stay tuned.

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74 Responses

One pancake house I wouldn’t hop to!

Rabbit Habit on September 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

So IHOP is now the Islamic House of Pancakes!

What’s next, Minnie Mouse at Disneyland wearing a burka.

Azixoye on September 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

see this is what happens when you have a bunch of spineless white Americans called liberals and their commander in dunce obowmao sympathizing with these un american have no intention of becoming Americans useless trash setting up shop in America….My god if we had Americans doing this shit with Nazis or the Japs during ww2 ,setting up shop and pretending to be Americans this country wouldn’t exist….Japanese internment was the right thing to do at the time and it should be for these muzzie bastards….everyone of these libtards and obowmao allow this day in and day out….Too many traitorous Americans letting these people in….

mike on September 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Mike, instead of spouting right-wing BS, get your facts straight. As Debbie ahs pointed out numerous times, BOTH lefties AND righties have been selling this country out to Islamists. Take a look at all the Dem and Republican politicians that are in bed with the Islamic lobby. Debbie has listed many of them.

    The internment of Japanese-Americans was a VIOLATION of the US Constitution and a terrible stain on our country.

    Scott on September 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      He is Richard Kotoshirodo, a Japanese-American man who by his own admission assisted the Honolulu-based spy ring that fed intelligence to Tokyo that was key to the design of the Pearl Harbor attack.

      NUFF SAID!

      mike on September 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

DS, I love you’re sarcasm and satire, you called IHOP, “Islamic House Of Pancakes”! That’s pretty funny Debbie, but don’t tell this to islamist sympathnizing left wingers and dhimmi’s (from any political side), they’ll think that your being a “bigot” or “racist”, which is totally BULLCRAP. You’re only making a reference about this specific IHOP business that was raided earlier on today with this Terry Elk/Tarek Elkafrawi person and his corruption, money laundering, etc.!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I used to work there, years ago. We would always have to take mesages while they did their daily praying things. I think terry is from Iran if i remember correctly.

n/a on September 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    You don’t have all your information correct. Maybe do a little more research before spouting off about things your only half informed on, Debbie. I currently work for this company. Terry is a kind and generous man. I would think that you could find something a little more credible than your slanderous gossip to write about. Oh wait, forgot who I was talking about.

    Deanne King on September 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Here’s a link

http://www.wtol.com/story/15503721/police-raid-ihop

Gino on September 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Omg if he’s an Arab or a Muslim doesn’t mean he’s a terrorist. Stop being so ignorant !!!!!

Be justice on September 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I agree with you 100%. I know a lot of them and they are saved. Why judge until he is proven guilty, and the oj comment was a little extrme dont u think! Let it go

    Felicia on September 21, 2011 at 11:33 am

They said the guy was clean so stop saying all these senseless comments. Go do some studying and get to know people living around you all over the world instead of being ignorant. Just saying!!

Be justice on September 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh good grief, Be justice! Yes, every Muslim is an actual or a potential terrorist or terrorist supporter. What do you think the “charity” goes for? Surely not infrastructure improvements.

    If you want to avoid justice yourself, you need only convert from Islam to a real religion.

    “Imagine a world without Islam!”

    skzion on September 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Oh really. How about this dude, why don’t you go get some kind of education and try to be a little open minded before you talk to me because people like you just talk crap and don’t do nothing of what they are talking about. See ya

      Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

        Is “Be justice,” who is at best subliterate, really telling me to get an education?

        skzion on September 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

          Hahaha look who’s talking. I speak 3 languages bro so you better not telling me that. Just keep this to yourself. Lol

          Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

          what I meant is if you want to make more sense go educate yourself before making comments. don’t take your information from the media and argue people about it .
          Do you see what I mean?

          Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

          Yes, yes, Be justice, you speak three languages: Arabic, Lebanese, and English. Except that you are not competent in the latter, as your comments clearly show. Furthermore, you are offering the usual Muslim talking point about me “needing to educate myself” and my being controlled “by the media,” as if an person educated about Islam would naturally think well of it.

          How about the alternative suggestion that the more one knows about Islam, the less one likes it? That is my situation.

          Now I’m getting bored, so this will be my last comment to you longer than a single line.

          skzion on September 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Whatever happened to those 5 Rabbis in Jersey who were arrested for money-laundering and were found to be sending all the money to Israel?

Chevy Camaro on September 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Buddy, please stick to the subject about this specific issue, this has NOTHING to do with those 5 Rabbi’s that was caught money laundering two years ago. What those Rabbi’s did was WRONG, I’m not making excuses for them, & what they did was stupid. What are you’re opinions about these 7 IHOP restaurant chains being raided earlier on today?

    And to Be justice, stop making excuses for Mr. Elkafrawi, he was NOT clean, just about every sources in the media claimed that this dude is CORRUPT for his money laundering from islamic countries overseas.

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on September 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    skzion, no you are wrong. I speak English, Arabic and french. so don’t even try to be a smart ***. . Anyway to prove to you that you are intolerant , I didnt even care if you read or know about Islam or you don’t and that wasn’t my point.  You were just saying whats stuck in your mind and not hearing what others are saying. 

    Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    skzion, no you are wrong. I speak English, Arabic and french. so don’t even try to be a smart ***. . Anyway to prove to you that you are intolerant , I didnt even care if you read or know about Islam or you don’t and that wasn’t my point.  You were just saying whats stuck in your mind and not hearing what others are saying

    Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    skzion, no you are wrong. I speak English, Arabic and french. so don’t even try to be a smart ***. . Anyway to prove to you that you are intolerant , I didnt even care if you read or know about Islam or you don’t and that wasn’t my point.  You were just saying whats stuck in your mind and not hearing what others are saying…

    Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      I expect you are fully as good in Arabic and French as you are in English.

      skzion on September 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

        Hahaha whatever you say bro but at least I will always be a better person than you, I don’t hate or make false judgements about people whatsoever. period 

        Be justice on September 22, 2011 at 1:27 am

To Be justice, where in this article Debbie claimed that this dude is a terrorist? You’re the one who’s being ignorant, if you’ve read the article, you would’ve read this, “as the feds already told the media this is about terrorist money-laundering. The JTTF isn’t conducting these raids beceause they “aren’t” related to terrorism. The FBI is the lead agency for terrorism investigation.” Bro, you need to improve your reading comprehension skills!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Seeing Blogs like this make me sad to see that there is so much racial animosity still to overcome in this country we love so much. I am glad to see posts from true Americans like Stephanie, Be Justice, Anne and a few others. They are the people who make this country the way it is meant to be. Everyone is so quick to judge before knowing the facts and Debbie is at the head of the line. The same day this happened this blog came up. Amazing that she has all the facts before the family,Fox News, or CNN even know anything. Debbie states that if Tareks name had been Bob or Sherri, IHOP wouldn’t have hidden the name and then she makes it sound suspicious that he goes by Terry. I’m willing to bet that “Bob” is in actuality Robert. OMG. So should we now also be suspicious of anyone who goes by a nickname??? Sean, you say that Debbie doesn’t accuse them of being terrorists. Really? How about the part that says IHOP denies this is a terrorist investigation and then Debbie promptly states not to believe that B.S.? Now I’m not claiming to be highly educated but I do believe my reading comprehension seems to be better than yours. How quick you are to assume that just because Tarek has loyal employees that they must be Muslim or Islamic. How about thinking that just maybe Tarek might be a decent guy and wait to find out the truth before you slander him so quickly? I’m going to guess that you will probably assume I know this family. For once you will be right. I am proud to stand by them as I believe in Tareks innocence. This might be a shocker for you though. I’m not Muslim nor am I Islamic. I was born and raised in this lovely country and most of my family have been in the Military. They have not gone to war for these people to be treated fairly in their own country only to have them treated so unfairly in our country. Debbie was so quick to say she knew all the facts on the first day. It’s been 6 days. Where are any of her facts other than what she got on the news? Why have there been no arrests? Seems to me that if there were a threat then the persons involved should have already been put behind bars.

    Sherry on September 27, 2011 at 2:10 am

The thing no one ever talks about is how do all these foreigners come to the USA and buy up all these franchises and businesses in the first place? Why is it easier from some “poor wretched third worlder” to come to the USA and buy a 7-11 franchise than it is for a US Citizen from birth? Why do black people not own the various bodegas, convenience stores, liqueur stores, etc. in their own neighborhoods? Notice how many cash businesses are owned by foreigners? Methinks some audits are in order…

PsychoCheese on September 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    The foreign owned dollar stores that refuse or cannot give
    sales receipts because their “printer isn’t working” must also be audited.

    tothemoon on September 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Psycho, you make a good point. I also wonder how so many “poor” Third World immigrants, especially how so many “wretched,mistreated” Palestinians and other Arab Muslims can afford to come here and go to expensive colleges while at the same time many Americans cannot afford to go.

    Scott on September 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Okay, this explains why the waitress poured the pancake syrup in the shape of a minaret.

Interestingly, in an expose on ABC years ago, IHOP was rated one of the filthiest restaurant chains, so I do not eat there. I never will, particularly since they are involved in dirty dealings.

Jonathan E. Grant on September 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Sean-what this guy did was absolutely wrong. I was trying to make a point on how Debbie and her supporters pick and choose stories and if this guy was Jewish like those Rabbis she would NEVER have reported it.

Chevy Camaro on September 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Fair enough Chevy, atleast you admit what Mr. Elkafrawi did today was wrong and he ought to be punished til the fullest extent of the law for this crime. As for those jewish rabbi’s are concerned, bro, I cannot speak for Ms. Schlussel, afterall, I’m not her boyfriend or husband, I assume Debbie thinks what those guys did was completely wrong. You can email the woman and ask her what are her opinions on that story from two years ago.

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on September 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Chevy, you’re a neo-Nazi, as you’ve already demonstrated. Now you’re lecturing us on what is right and wrong? You, who want to murder all Jews? Bah!

    skzion on September 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      skzion-I love that you think that criticism of Debbie is an indicator of someone who wants to murder Jews.Quite a leap there buddy. As far as lecturing, yes I do think it’s wrong to look for stories that portray a group of people in a negative light and ignore the exact same situation when it involves your own “kind.”

      Chevy Camaro on September 21, 2011 at 12:48 am

        Oh please, Chevy. I’m not an idiot. Back to Stormfront!

        skzion on September 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

          Readers will note that Chevy, if he is taken for what he claims to be, as opposed to what I think he is, cannot understand the difference between a few rabbis who are skunks and a mainstream problem with Muslims that originates in a “religion” that favors theft, slavery, and murder.

          I would not even say, Muslim-style, that the rabbis in question are not rabbis. If they have the certificate, they are rabbis. They’re just skunks.

          skzion on September 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

        In case readers have any doubt regarding our Chevy, he says elsewhere:

        “Well the producer of Playboy Club, Brian Grazer, is a Jew. Actually, the producers of most filthy shows are Jews.

        Chevy Camaro on September 20, 2011 at 1:12 am”

        Yes, I’m sure that Chevy is only motivated by “criticism of Debbie” as he claims.

        skzion on September 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

America was built by foreigners so you shouldn’t make this argument. Also don’t forget that this is the freedome that made US better than any other country.

Be justice on September 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Be justice, are you another illegal alien from the Dar al-Islam?

    American was NOT built by Muslims of any kind. THAT is the point.

    skzion on September 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Hey yo stop calling me names an being ignorant . If u can’t say anything good or make sense of what you are saying don’t leave comments because you are wasting your time.

      Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 12:20 am

        I’ll take that as a “yes.”

        skzion on September 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

          Hahahaha who cares dude!!

          Be justice on September 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

First Caribou Coffee and now IHOP. When will it end?

Seek on September 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Another terrorist from the House of Submission.

Occam's Tool on September 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Two things: Debbie is the only one who reported the actual identities of the IHOP franchisees. Its an exclusive that won’t appear anywhere else. The other thing is the Muslim owners have probably be appraised of today’s Homelamd Security raid in advance and they will allowed to flee the country and the government won’t move fast to seize their assets. Its all for show. And here is the biggie question Debbie didn’t ask but she has implied it: “what took the government so long to catch these folks – or did they really catch them at all?”

America – desperate but not serious in the war on Islam.

NormanF on September 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

How do they get the money for these franchises? Most franchses you need cash of 250,000 and net worth of 3-5 million.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com

ali on September 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

You’re all sick in the head. I know Tarik (Terry) and he is no terrorist. He is as American as apple pie, so you guys should get the facts before you point your islamaphobic fingers. What if it were any of you? Would you want people to judge you because of your religion before anyone knew the facts? I am a Muslim and I have a lot of respect for America, and this writer and the people who replied here are not Americans, you’re ignorant pigs.

Anne on September 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    No Anne, your the who’s sick in the head Ms. Muslim, this guy who you’re carry the water for is a corrupt SOB who ought to be punished til the fullest extent of the law for laundering money from islamic countries. Last I checked Ms. Muslim-Anne, money-laundering is “ILLEGAL” and is against the law! And enough with the BS of “yadda yadda islamophobic islamophobic yadda yadda” and that stupid term (islamophobe) is made up by governments in the ME 10 years ago after the 9/11/01 islamic-terrorist attacks on US soil!

    And who the hell said that Mr. Elkafrawi is a terrorist? NOBODY on this thread claim that guy is a terrorist, so quit demagoging this article and the blog. And we are REAL americans on this blog FYI Anne, and you’re the one who’s the ignorant pig, because you’re apologizing for this SOB and having your head in the sand. And here’s the updated link about your man Terak Elkafrawi:

    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/42441/waitress-jihad-ihop-schlussel-is-right-egyptian-muslim-owner-knowingly-hired-illegals/

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on September 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    To Anne: As a supportive friend I too would jump at the opportunity of going in to bat for family, friends and acquaintances, as you have done in the case of Terry/Tarik. Your ire at the audacity of Debbie Schlussel and the above posters to besmirch and defame your friend’s good reputation should be taken seriously. Legal redress is within Terry’s reach and maybe a grandscale Libel action would give this matter a public airing.

    Any meaningful arguments are welcome on this site but jumping to conclusions of insinuation and spewing forth venom with ad hominem attacks and insults says more about you than the subject matter.

    The ‘Society of Ignorant Pigs’ will be contacting you shortly.

    Goodnight Anna and don’t forget to take your meds.

    Eyes Wide Open on September 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

This gentleman (Tarek) was detained and questioned for a number of days after 9/11. He blamed that bad press on the failure of the restaurant he then owned when he shut it down at a later date(I’m broke, it’s the FBIs fault). Less than 10 years later he owns 7 IHOPs. Yeah. Whatever.

Anna Murphey on September 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Anna get your facts straight! Mr Elkafrawi (Terry) was never investigated in the 9/11 attacks and at that time he never owned nor closed any restraunts due to what you say. I have know Terry for well over 20 years and he wasn’t even in business at that time. As a matter of FACT he was working two jobs along with his wife so they could come up with money themselves to purchase in on a franchise. Why don’t you do your research before you all start destroying someones family. Terry is an honest hardworking and yes AMERICAN CITIZEN for over 25years. If being a nice guy and helping your fellow neighbors and people in need is a crime then yes he would be guilty of that. Terry would give anyone a chance who needed . All this BS has done has taken food and shelter out from innocent hardworking citizens , becausse people like you have to trash someone. There are people who work for for IHOP and depend on going to work every day so they can put food,clothing and house their children. I hope you all feel really good about taking that away from the employees who everyone of them would back Terry up.

    Stephanie on September 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Tarek called himself Terry because people can’t provide Tareq properly.. Not out of fear. Xenophobes never bother to learn other languages and are unable to foreign sounds well… Also, if every restaurant that employed illegals was raided by the fbi, there would be no restaurants left.. If you have every worked in the food service industry you know that over half of most professional kitchens are illegal immigrants. So does this make him un-American? Then I guess you should never eat out again.. Would be unpatriotic.. And Terry was never investigated by the fbi after 911.. You’re mistaken becase i know the men you are talking about.. Same name. There was a tarek who was formally investigated by the Fbi after 9-11.. And you should know that the only formal apology the US government issued after 911 to Muslims was to the group of Egyptians from Evansville, IN because they were so incorrect and the Government realized how detrimental the raid was to a struggling business.. Get the facts straight.

Anne on September 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Let’s see. Nazi A (“Anne”) defends the honesty and decency of Nazi B (“Terry”). This is most convincing.

    skzion on September 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

Anne, do you know what the word “xenophobe” means? The word xenophobe means that a group of immigrants who migrate to another country and REFUSE to adapt and assimilate to the countries lifestyle, values, etc., xenophobe does NOT mean you must replace the language of any country in the world sweety. Also, are you saying that all businesses should hire illegal-aliens? If you’re advocating something like that Anne, then you’re enabling law-breakers who broke US immigration laws, simple as that!

And BTW, if Ms. Schlussel is making stuff up about this guy, don’t you think Mr. Elkafrawi would’ve filed a “libel lawsuit” against DS when she originally broke this story earlier on today? Turns out DS is 100% correct about this issue and knows what she’s talking about. Anne, as I said to you over an hour ago, what Tarek Elkafrawi did by laundering money from foreign countries is ILLEGAL, in other words Anne, this guy violated the law.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on September 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm

And David Branch was a white Seventh Day Adventist. Whats your point?

J_Dawg on September 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Duh, J_Dawg. First, it’s “David Koresh,” not “David Branch.” Now, please compute the following:

% Seventh Day Adventists who are cultist murderers/
% Muslims who are cultist murders.

Duh.

skzion on September 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

“That’s why you must check out who owns the businesses you patronize, and if it’s a Muslim, spend your money elsewhere.”

Wow, racist much? It’s statements like this that piss me off.

Derek Aldridge on September 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm

As a hardworking American i can not believe the garbage I am reading in regards to Terry E. He is an American who has lived worked and supported his family for the last 35 years. he is honest hardworking and has earned evry dime he has made. If you all read the correct news cast and knew anything about the legal system you would know the records are SEALED! That means not even Ms Debbie knows whats in there. Maybe if she wasn’t such an ignorant individual she would know that. I have know Terry for well over 20 years and he is no money laundering immigration violator. He is a very kind person and is always willing bto help some one when they are down on their luck. He gives everyone the same opportunity in his businesses to succeed.So stop your prejudgemental attitudes and wake up. Most of you could only wish you could be so kind to people regardless of how they look at you, regardless of race or religion.

Stephanie on September 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I agree with you Stephanie. It is sad to see how prejudice some people can be.

Val on September 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Last I checked I lived in America and you are innocent until proven guilty. So all you people pointing the fingers should stop. It’s attitudes like that which begin little incidents like the Salem witch trials. The Elkafrawri’s are my neighbors and I couldn’t ask for better ones. His wife is as American as they come and who’s family served our Military for years. You are all going see that these people will be cleared. D.S.’s article does nothing but hurt the employees and the families that work for IHOP.

Becky on September 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

The comments and opinions of Debbie concerning the owner of Ihop and muslins in general make me sick to my stomach! Why promote fear, hatred and animosity. There are bad people in every race, regardless of where they come from.

Val on September 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I forgot to mention that I currently live in Arizona and I am going to Toledo next month to visit my family and I will make sure that we all go eat at one of the Ihop restaurants there.

Val on September 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Tarek is not doing anything wrong, Ive know him for a long time. He has worked his butt of since he has been in this country and managed to get a loan and make something of himself. Isnt that the american dream? to have your own business a wife a family and be a help to the community. He owns these IHOPs and yet he can be found anyday of the week still working and earning an honest dollar right next to his employees. the reason arabs and other poor country immigrants come over to america and buy businesses and prosper is because they go for it they have ambition and work as hard as they can to succeed. Is it a crime to earn your money now? you people on this thread that say he is doing something wrong and should be punished are very ignorant to reality. working hard and becoming successful is not wrong.obviously he is innocent otherwise out great justice system would have put him behind bars. this all came from some disgruntled employees who tarek caught stealing and fired them for it. they called all the agencies and make fake allegations against a good man. they are the ones who should be punished. and by the way pick up a quran and you will learn that it teaches peace, love, and care to all, not just muslims but also other religions. muslims can be and are some of the most trustworthy people I have ever met and done business with.

Mark on September 30, 2011 at 10:08 am

Go to Hell

Lee on November 25, 2011 at 12:51 am

sdgadfh

yw001 on August 11, 2012 at 3:18 am

All of you who posted wrong comments relating IHop to terrorism and Muslims to terrorism need to educate yourself about the world around you. You all racist idiots who have no knowledge about the Muslim religion or understand the logical, accurate definition and concept of Jihad. Before you all post ignorant comments, educate yourself!

Lyndsay on December 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

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