August 18, 2014, - 3:42 pm

Ferguson Market Brown Robbed Laundered Money to Palestinian Terrorists

By Debbie Schlussel

The Ferguson, Missouri store Michael Brown robbed likely financed Palestinian Islamic terrorism and was used as a front to illegally transfer funds to entities in the Palestinian Authority. The store sold stolen cigarettes (and other contraband), often a scheme by American Muslims to finance HAMAS and Hezbollah.



Ferguson Market & Liquor Was the Gateway to Palestinian Terrorism

When I learned that the market Michael Brown robbed was called “Ferguson Market & Liquor,” the name rang a bell. And one of my twitter followers (follow me on Twitter) reminded me that I’d written about its owners’ 2008 indictment for laundering money to and financing of Palestinian Islamic “entities” after an FBI Terrorism Task Force investigation, using the store as a front for that operation. They later pleaded guilty to the scheme. Here’s a flashback:

Fourteen people have been indicted on charges of using convenience stores to trade in stolen goods and contraband cigarettes, sending the profits to groups in the Palestinian territories. Five stores were raided Tuesday as part of an alleged racketeering organization and at least nine people were arrested, authorities said. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force was involved in the investigation.

The indictment . . . said that since 2000, the organization profited from bank and wire fraud, receipt of stolen property and sales of contraband cigarettes. The organization, led by 33-year-old Bassam Hamed, operated convenience stores that were used to sell stolen goods, Hanaway said. He and two of his brothers were among the 14 people charged.

The indictment . . . said members of the “Hamed Organization” transferred money to “entities” in the Palestinian territories. Officials would not disclose those entities but said they were not individuals.

As I noted then, the “entities” probably had names like HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, etc. Sadly, the men got very light sentences after pleading guilty to racketeering and money-laundering.

Since the current owners and managers of the store have repeatedly refused to give their names–and since they hired a lawyer who insists that the store did not “narc” to the cops about Brown’s robbery or release the video–I wondered who owns the “we didn’t snitch” market and whether it is still in the business of Islamic terrorism high finance.

I did a little research, and found that “Ferguson Market” is an alias used by a company called Roshan, LLC, founded in 2009, after eight of the 14 Palestinian-Americans pleaded guilty to using the store as a Palestinian money-laundering front. Roshan is organized by someone named Mahesh Patel, which is typically a Hindi Indian name. I don’t know if he is the only owner (an LLC can have several “members” with ownership interests). And while Roshan can be a Muslim name of Persian origin, it is also a Sanskrit/Hindi word for “light,” the apparent usage here.

So, it appears that once the Palestinians pleaded guilty Mr. Patel’s company acquired the store. His “we didn’t snitch” line is clearly something he felt he had to say, lest the violent Fergie protesters put him out of business permanently.

In any event, it’s good to know that Ferguson Market & Liquor no longer finances Islamic terrorism. But, sadly, now, it’s the victim of American terrorism by vandalous thugs on the streets of Ferguson.

Same difference. Or close enough.

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27 Responses

Ferguson will now face being abandoned by most normal businesses. It will become a truly desolate hole.

Worry01 on August 18, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Great catch Debbie.

eloopd on August 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm

We NEVER read or hear stories like this from the media. That in itself is a crime. Good work Debbie.

john on August 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

It’s the victim of some thugs in the current administration which you should very well know by now as you probably do.
Same difference. Keep on dreaming.

japple on August 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Debbie Schlussel, a one woman Media hit squad. Thank you, Ms. S. That is fantastic work. Bless you

Jack on August 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

My co worker is a Muslim from India
Last name Patel so don’t be so sure the owners are Hindu

Krown on August 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Yaa Hoo Debbie confirmed everything that I suspected about Ferguson.

Patrick on August 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Karma is karma.

Darrell L. Hicks on August 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

There are twelve different castes of “Patel”. Low caste Patels often convert to Sikhism or become Muslims to escape the OBC (Other Backward Castes). For example, a 10th caste Patel is restricted to the cleaning profession, i.e., he can wash dishes or wash clothing.

EDS on August 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

These days whenever I’m in a business that appears to be owned and operated by Muslims I wonder where the money is going. This is especially true when I’m in the Detroit area where practically every hotel and convenience store seems to be owned by Arabs.

MIGirl on August 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

“But, sadly, now, it’s the victim of American terrorism by vandalous thugs on the streets of Ferguson.”

I think they said he was a “gentle giant.”

DS_ROCKS! on August 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Interesting, since there was also another(or maybe the same) guy on Laura Ingrahams show being interviewed that claimed to be from Kuwait city, Kuwait and came here as a result of the Desert Storm wave. So that explains the hard time I had discerning where he was from by his voice, but it was the same dialect to me. His story was typical of cop haters and he claimed it wasn’t his job to guard his store(deli)hmm, when there were cops within visual distance as his store was ripped off. Boohoo. How come he didn’t stop them hisself? Not to draw attention to himself and his dirty background maybe. Palestinians are good at throwing rocks, not as good at handgun shooting according to a lot of reports. Ones I’ve worked with have been awful employees and terrible workers to have as partners. Not the best pistol shots, full of excuses.

samurai on August 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

In the video the victim looked like some one of Indian origin and in the background the lady looked like she was wearing what a non Muslim Indian woman would wear. I guess it is now being owned and operated by non Muslim Indians.

Rex on August 19, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Sorry, but there is little difference between muzzies and Indians. I advise you to stay away from both persuasions.

    Darrell L. Hicks on August 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Debbie is always ten steps ahead of CNN, and the network news programs. I was actually shocked when a Detroit news channel admitted Muslims (ISIS) were committing genocide against non-Muslim people in Syria. It’s taken Detroit media twenty-five years to say anything negative against Muslims.

Truth on August 19, 2014 at 1:48 am

Is there a list somewhere than anyone has compiled of businesses (Particularly Nat’l) owned by muslims so we can avoid putting $$ in their pockets? For instance, I never knew until Debbie’s post that Edible Arrangements was muslim owned.

Laura S. on August 19, 2014 at 10:13 am

While Al Sharpton belches that Brown’s murder is “America’s problem, Jessie Jackson and his one time receptacle Tamara Holder go on Vannity’s show to talk race and CNN gives the location of Darren Wilson’s(the cop who shot Brown)house Debbie gives us better reporting. No where in the LSM will you find this out. Now did the the store owner deserve to get his stuff stolen by a thug no but for me just a little schadenfreude is in order. Good reporting Debbie.

Ken b on August 19, 2014 at 12:03 pm

So, vermin on vermin.

It would be nice if people would allow an INDEPENDENT judiciary system to actually do its work BEFORE throwing Molotov cocktails.

Next, the vermin of Ferguson will be wondering why decent folks won’t be opening businesses there.

Occam's Tool on August 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Islam (although a false religion) is very male dominate. If you look at any mosque it is predominately males ages 18-35. If you look at any Catholic church in the US it is primarily women and older married couples. Islam (although a false religion) has plugged into the young male psyc. Western relegions don’t have this connection with young males. Hence you see western males disregard religion and Islamic (although false) males are growing in number and influence. on August 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Having grown up in the St. Louis area, I can tell you all this was an accident waiting to happen. The City of St. Louis is the national headquarters, as it were, for the “knockout king” game, in which blacks go looking for whites walking alone in which to sucker punch. Blacks there are unusually bad. And Michael Brown (R.I.H.), built like an NFL lineman, was a brute.

Seek on August 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm

The owner has already publicly said Michael Brown DID NOT rob his store. Great one-sided reporting, Ms. Willfully Ignorant Debbie. Your drones are loving it. Behavior like yours is so devilish.

Elle on August 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    You incongruent…it’s on video….left wing moron

    stan on August 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Excellent work, Debbie! Thank you!

Teressa BluesBabe Brewer on August 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Debbie, your narrow-minded journalism reeks of ignorance and a hateful desire to increase the racial divide. All you are doing is spewing racial hate. “Same difference”? What the hell are you talking about? DO NOT feel compelled to write about subject matter you know nothing about in the name of journalism.

Susan on November 27, 2014 at 8:42 am

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