February 4, 2010, - 2:29 am

Napolitano Girlfriend’s Dysfunctional NY Prisons: Muslim Cleric Smuggled Box Cutters

By Debbie Schlussel

Ever since Janet Napolitano became Homeland Security Secretary, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents warned me about her girlfriend, Dora Schriro, whom she brought with her from Arizona (where Schriro headed the Arizona Department of Corrections).  Schriro, a bizarre woman with a Ph.D., treated prisoners as “clients,” her name for them, gave them birthday parties and cakes, etc.  And Napolitano made Schriro her special advisor on immigration enforcement, particularly detention and removal of illegal aliens.  That’s why many of them are now living in hotel facilities and given perks many destitute legal American citizens would die for. Her New Age psychobabble endangered American national security and made immigration enforcement and detention a nearly impossible task.


Sensible Shoes:

J-No & Gal-Pal Dora the Explorer Further Ruined ICE, NYDOC, Jeopardize America

When people ask me why I call Napolitano, The Lesbionic Woman,” that’s one of several reasons why.  J-No hires many women with whom she’s had and appears to want to have a relationship–most of whom have zero relevant experience–and they are flushing our border security down the toilet.  But while Schriro’s policies at ICE will jeopardize our nation for years–maybe, decades–to come.  I will be writing more about Schriro (and what she did to ICE) in the near future.  Dr. Schriro (as she insists on being called), quickly left Homeland Security for a job running the New York Department of Correction (her official title is “Commissioner”), thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  And that’s where our story begins.

Under Dora Schriro, an extremist Muslim prison cleric (redundant phrase) snuck in box cutter blades.  Oh, and he’s a convicted murderer with a record of sexual assault, who converted to Islam in prison. And–how apropos!–his chosen new Islamic surname is Abdu-Shahid, which is Arabic for “Slave of the Martyr.” And the violent cycle of radical Islamic conversions in the prisons comes full circle and continues.

A city Department of Correction Muslim chaplain who served 14 years in prison for murder and robbery was arrested today for carrying three utility blades and a pair of scissors into a lower Manhattan jail, authorities said.

The chaplain, Zulqarnain Abdu-Shahid, had the utility blades and scissors in his duffel bag when he arrived at the Manhattan Detention Complex in the morning, according to the city Department of Investigation. . . .

Authorities did not say why Abdu-Shahid was visiting the jail, commonly known as the Tombs, or why he was carrying the scissors and the rectangular blades, which were 1-and-1/2 inches long by three-quarters of an inch wide.

Abdu-Shahid, 58, was arrested at the scene and charged with four counts of first-degree promoting prison contraband — a felony carrying a maximum 7-year prison term — and four counts of the same charge in the second degree, a misdemeanor.

The Staten Island resident, who is married with three children, was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail during a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court last night, where he appeared in a long robe and navy blue skull cap.

His lawyer, James McQueeney said the blades were ‘injector razor blades from an injector razor,” and that when Abdu-Shahid told that to the correction officers who stopped him, “his explanation that he didn’t know there were there [in the duffel bag] was accepted.”

“He was allowed into the” Tombs after the blades were confiscated,” McQueeney said. “Only later were questions raised about this.”

Incredible. They bought his “I didn’t know they were in there” explanation?! Does that work for us non-Muslims, when we get caught taking guns through airport security? How ’bout for a Christian chaplain trying to sneak this into prison? Don’t bet on it.

“Additional steps up to and including dismissal will be pursued consistent with the findings of” DOI, said Schriro, whom sources added has ordered “a thorough review of his hiring.”

The first “hiring review” should be that of Dora Schriro. And then, they should review having Muslim chaplains altogether. Of course, neither of these things will happen because we simply aren’t serious about facing and defeating the threats to this country posed by Muslims and the conversion and radicalization of non-Muslims in prison. And “Dr.” Schriro is too concerned–far more concerned–about the “welfare” of her incarcerated “clients” than she is about New Yorkers.

Abdu-Shahid was hired as a Muslim imam chaplain by the DOC three years ago tomorrow, and has a salary of $49,471 annually.

State Corrections Department records show that he entered state prison in September 1979 to begin serving a sentence of 15-years-to-life for a second-degree murder and a first-degree robbery committed in Manhattan. He was paroled in August 1993, and finished his parole in August 2001.

According to news accounts at the time, the cleric, a Brooklyn resident then known as Paul Pitts, was convicted with three other defendants in 1979 after the longest criminal trial in New York State Supreme Court history – one year, three months and three days.

Pitts and his co-defendants had held up a Harlem supermarket on Dec. 9, 1976, and during the robbery shot and killed a 30-year-old customer named Philip Crawford.

The Post also has learned that his criminal record includes an arrest for sexual assault in Queens, but that case later was dismissed.

Abdu-Shahid’s lawyer, McQueeney, said, “He’s been out of prison since the early ’90s. He’s completely reformed.”

Uh-huh. Sure he is. That’s why he was carrying blades into a prison.

A city Correction source said of Abdu-Shahid’s arrest, “It’s a disgrace that taxpayers are funding Muslim chaplains who not only have criminal records, but also are promoting violence.”

Abdu-Shahid’s boss — head chaplain Umar Abdul-Jalil — himself was hired by the DOC despite having done a 14-year stint in prison for drug dealing.

Here’s the New York Department of Correction press release downplaying the incident.

Yup, this is Janet Napolitano’s girlfriend’s institution. And so is ICE. Good luck, America.

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29 Responses

“(H)e didn’t know there would be there (in the duffle bag.)” That’s (sic.) And what did he need a duffle bag for?

Miranda Rose Smith on February 4, 2010 at 3:02 am

“State Corrections Department records show that he entered state prison in September 1979 to begin serving a sentence of 15-years-to-life for a second-degree murder and a first-degree robbery committed in Manhattan. He was paroled in August 1993, and finished his parole in August 2001.”

Why would someone with this record be cleared to work in a correctional setting in any capacity? People who work in corrections have to undergo extensive criminal background checks before being hired in most states. Why was this not done with Abdu-Shahid? He would have been in frequent and close contacts with the inmates on a daily basis as a chaplain, and thus potentially a great risk to staff, prisoners, and the public.

sorrow01 on February 4, 2010 at 4:02 am

“Abdu-Shahid’s boss — head chaplain Umar Abdul-Jalil — himself was hired by the DOC despite having done a 14-year stint in prison for drug dealing.”

This person’s background is nearly as horrid as Abdu-Shahid’s. So, how was this person able to obtain employment with DOC, and a supervisory post to boot? It is like a bank hiring people who have concluded their sentences for bank fraud and embezzlement, only far worse.

sorrow01 on February 4, 2010 at 4:06 am

“J-No hires many butch women with whom she’s had and appears to want to have a relationship–most of whom have zero relevant experience–and they are flushing our border security down the toilet.”

If a heterosexual male in a supervisory position did this, he would soon find himself unemployed and unemployable. Lesbians, as well as Islamists, do not seem to endure the same rules and regulations as those imposed upon the majority.

sorrow01 on February 4, 2010 at 4:10 am

The same dynamic dou Janet and Dora gave beer and pizza to the armed convicts that took hosatges and raped two staff in AZ.

Ed on February 4, 2010 at 4:57 am

Why criminals convert to Islam http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/razzia-or-ghazwa-muslim-raids-of-rape.html

Trencherbone on February 4, 2010 at 5:20 am

I had no idea she was gay. Shocking! Stunning! Can’t believe that one got passed me!

Apophis on February 4, 2010 at 7:43 am

Dear Lord! we are in mortal danger

linda jp on February 4, 2010 at 9:44 am

What a joke. A professional prisoner becomes a Muslim imam chaplain and the taxpayers have a job for him at $49,000+ a year. And his boss, a Muslim, served a 14 year sentence for drug dealing? J.NO was totally incompetent as governor in Arizona and the people of Arizona were shocked to see incompetent promoted to the White House. Hell Obama is incompetent.

We as a nation are doomed. Throughout history the more effeminate a nation becomes it becomes a matter of time the more masculine invaders will take over and rule it. Muslims see the West getting so effeminate they smell blood. You got men in this country trying to be sensitive and women trying to be butch. Let’s not even get started on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

CaliforniaScreaming on February 4, 2010 at 10:05 am

    With all the whining that Muslims do (being humiliated and all), they are NOT masculine.

    The appropriate masculine response to the Muslims is that not only do we not care to lessen their humiliation, but we would prefer to increase it. After all, if you have Hitler with some Torah and Christian Bible grafts as your “ideal man,” you SHOULD be humiliated.

    skzion on February 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

This is the same bedtime tag team that put Arizona in the red now they get to do it at a federal level.
Both don’t know how to properly do there job and just make a mess of everything.

Jammar on February 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

J-No is Obama’s biggest mistake! Great for Arizona, but bad for America. Schriro was useless and dangerous for ADOC and now for NY. Glad to see her leave AZ 🙂

Pam on February 4, 2010 at 10:14 am

The California dept of Corruptions was infiltrated years ago with these radical muslim “chaplains”. Turns out they were the only denomination to have their head cheese given a residence on grounds FREE like the warden. He also was known to instigate unrest in the facility at Salinas Valley State prison. It was a level 4. Max. C/O’s would hear the chaplain giving fiery speeches and marching them around military style. Several officers were put off work due to the assaults on staff. Affirmative action will continue to destroy our society for years. Liberals are the enemy within.

Joe on February 4, 2010 at 11:06 am

So how afraid do you think the Muslims are of the lesbian we have in charge of Homeland Security? Aren’t Muslims known for the high esteem in which they hold women and homosexuals? Do you think they FEAR her?

The entire Obama administration is a crazy joke – and a dangerous one. I feel confident this bozo will be a one-term President, but he can do a whole lot of damage in that one term. And that really IS scary!

DG in GA on February 4, 2010 at 11:07 am

they can’t find any muslims or other Americans with out a criminal history to hire at the tax payers expense?

Has to be at least one unemployed person with out a criminal record out there for the job. After all the unemployment rate is around 20% when you actually count those that are unemployed.

Unless these jobs are “jobs Americans wont do”, but even then they could probably find illegal aliens with less of a criminal record than these guys to hire.

ender on February 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I am ashamed of myself for the thoughts I have towards J-No, and they are not romantic. Please, Almighty forgive me.

esther on February 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Oh, CS, I have replied to your latest rant (now in the Archives).

skzion on February 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Perhaps Dr. Dora can reform this man like she did the inmates of Arizona with Ice Cream Socials and Fire Pits.

belugajedi on February 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I am a correctional officer in Arizona and have been since that incompetent piece of work Shiro was director. ^ years ago when Lewis prison had that 2 week hostage situation her and Napolitano were responsible for it taking so long and not acting sooner. Shiro allowed the 2 inmates to have whatever they asked for including beer which is a good combination for a couple inmates who raped and assualted the 2 officers and carrying rifle and shotguns with ammo. Shiro’s hug a thug programs do not work. we are still attempting to repair that damage Shiro did to us. New York you have a legitimate reason to fear for your safety, because Shiro puts inmates before staff and public safety. Shiro had town hall meetings with the inmates and spent a lot of time at Perryville which is the female prison. She had very few meetings with uniformed staff. One of those meetings was a self promoting, no question or answer gathering. All she did was talk about how she is getting an award for her programs. Non of them worked, or had some affect on the inmates. They placed staff in jeapordy and turned supervisers against the officers working the yards. The reason she got her awards and so much money was that the wardens, deputy wardens, AZCOPs union were covering up everything that was considered serious enough to investigate. Napalitano made it an effort to threaten anyone that would post the information that could prevent Shiro from getting her award.It has been over a year since both of them packed up and took the states money and turned their backs on us without a second though. We are still hurting in the prisons. Now our staffing level is so low we operate with as little as 2 officers on a yard with about 500 inmates and the current director Ryan is trying to cut staffing and pay even farther. If anyone wants to see how badly Shiro runs a prison system check out what she did to Missouri. She was a director there also. As a corrections officer in Arizona I am covering my butt and have collected a lot of information. I feel sorry for your safety New York.

COII on February 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Lord Douchebag loves being the “transformative progressive” by hiring members of the “liberal elite.” It will come back to bite ordinary New Yorkers on the ass, as the citizen of the world jets off to his estate on Bermuda. Wait until NYC has to be evacuated but no one can move do to the machinations of Janette Sadik-Khan.

Rootless Cosmo on February 4, 2010 at 11:35 pm


From 7 News

Gov. Deval Patrick stated he felt satisfied with the security measures in place for when tankers from Yemen carrying liquefied natural gas begin arriving in Boston Harbor later this month.

The Coast Guard’s decision to allow LNG tankers from Yemen into Boston Harbor comes despite concerns about the country supporting terrorists.

“I’ve spoken with the senior-most people at homeland security, and they have taken it all the way up the chain to the White House national security advisors. I think that everything that can be done has been done. They have taken a whole host of new and more intrusive security measures, and that is what all of us are looking for,” said Gov. Patrick.

Yet Boston Mayor Thomas Menino blasted the Coast Guard’s decision.

He issued a statement that read in part: “I am disappointed by the decision of the United States Coast Guard to allow the shipment of LNG from Yemen and believe that this is the wrong decision for the people of Boston and the metropolitan area. It is unreasonable and unsafe to continually put the interests of large corporations ahead of the security of Boston area residents and it is time to solve this problem once and for all.”

Sarah on February 5, 2010 at 1:50 am

“I will be writing more about Schriro (and what she did to ICE) in the near future.”

Great! Finally, SOMEONE is going to say something real and honest about how these two allowed the most radical, anti-law enforcmeent and pro-illegal alien NGO’s to sit at the head of the ICE table and dictate law enforcement and detention policy.

Rather than the happy crap spewed in the media about how wonderful it is that immigration detention will be “reformed” so that illegal aliens and convicted criminal awaiting deportation can live in more “home-like environments,” and other recommendations borne from someone with state corrections experience (read: rehabilitative),and allowing her to overhaul immigration detention (read: flight risks and dangers to society awaiting deportation). Such as “rehabilitation” services, detention centers closer to free legal aid and to their families (in the US) – entirely for the illegal’s convenience.
Of course, these are but a very few ridiculous recommendations to “reform” ICE from Schriro and her many NGO buddies.

LSmith on February 5, 2010 at 3:30 am

Shiro’s hug a thug programs were big failures and the day after she turned her back on Arizona department of corrections and followed her girlfriend some of us decided that her programs were done and started to act like correction officers. she did so much damage to this prison system that a year later we are still going down hill with no chance of us coming out of this in one piece. Shior’s own words on the problems in this department was that she did not want to know what is going on. Our own unions strongly supported her and left us to fight our own battles. AZCOBS also known as AZSLOBS are still lying about what is happening inside the prisons and still threatening officers when we quit and or don’t join their union.

COII on February 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm

@CaliforniaScreaming and @skzion

Islam is masculine but in a teenage boy kind of way, aggressive but insecure and masks the latter with bravado. In other words as they claim Muslims are descended from Ishmael, a wild ass of a man, not from Isaac, who represents a mature form of masculinity.

Bronson on September 23, 2010 at 4:58 am

Arizona still has not recovered from Dora! In fact it will take several more years to recover from the chaos she caused in the Arizona system.

By no means is she an “expert” in corrections. She vastly over paid people she brought into the Department while terminating career employees, she referred to as “cowboys”. She herself lacked the courage to do the firing herself, however.

This woman should never be allowed into a prison let alone administer one.

In order to make she inmate reform program appear successful, she changed definitions such as what an assault was. Under her, unless an officer was injuried there was no assualt. And when a data generated report did not support her dogma, she would order it rewritten.

God help New York!

Arizona Warden on January 16, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    OMG! Someone has actually brought forth some real information regarding Schriro’s time in AZ. I was one of those administrators that fell victim to her headhunting expeditions. She did not have the guts to do it herself. I was a loyal, 26 year employee who was dedicated to the job. I would not go along with fudging statistics or providing inaccurate information to the legislature to make her look good. Thank you Arizona Warden!

    ladyjustice on April 18, 2011 at 10:14 am

After the “Oprah sees a penis” post, I began to wonder about other prominent women, like Janet Napolitano. She’d only see one if she were lucky enough to get flashed.

BethesdaDog on February 4, 2011 at 12:23 am

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