July 21, 2011, - 5:29 pm

Hey, Another Hezbollah Car Theft Ring in N America; Disturbing Death Threats, Police Ties

By Debbie Schlussel

Hezbollah car theft rings are nothing new to me.  We have them all over the Detroit area.  In 2001, right after 9/11, a Shi’ite Muslim Detroit-area restaurant owner, Noureddine “Dean” Hachem, had FOX News, CNN, and everyone else gushing over him when his waiters cheered 9/11.  He denied this, despite a lot of evidence indicating that it happened.  He sued for defamation.  But a funny thing happened during his defamation lawsuit.  His indictment for running an international auto theft ring using Canada, North America, and Panama.  Then U.S. Customs agents told me they knew the money was going to a bank account in Lebanon and then to Hachem’s Hezbollah buddies.  He was convicted and sent to prison. And I know of a giant car theft and insurance fraud ring in the Deabornistan area, which Hezbollah uses to raise money and send cars and car parts to Lebanon using various cover.  We reported it to authorities, who did nothing.


And as investigator Bill Warner has repeatedly noted over the years, most major terrorists have some link to car theft rings, including Mohammed Atta.  So, it’s in this vein, that this story about an Ontario, Canada Hezbollah car theft, credit card fraud, and bank fraud ring is not news to me. But what is news is the gangster levels to which individuals involved have risen. That happens here in Detroit, too. But I’ve only heard of a few cases, in which they kidnapped people back in South Lebanon, then came to the relatives’ Detroit area homes and threatened to kill them.

Aline Ajami’s nightmare began when a stranger appeared at the Toronto apartment where she lived with her parents. He said his name was Kamal Ghandour and that he was connected to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

There was a problem, he said.

Ms. Ajami’s uncle owed him money. As a result, the uncle was being held hostage by Mr. Ghandour’s associates in south Lebanon. He would be killed, Mr. Ghandour warned, unless Ms. Ajami did exactly what she was told.

That encounter in February 2008 was the start of what an Ontario judge, in language more reminiscent of a book jacket than a legal ruling, would call a “strange and harrowing tale of international intrigue” involving “gangsters with known ties to terrorists.”

The remarkable case has so far gone unreported, but the National Post has pieced the story together for the first time from documents and interviews. It suggests that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah is linked to a fraud and extortion racket in Southern Ontario.

Ms. Ajami was 24 and employed by a Toronto marketing firm when Mr. Ghandour came to see her. Aside from threatening her uncle, Mr. Ghandour had also said he would kill Ms. Ajami’s sister, who lived in Lebanon.

After he left her apartment, Ms. Ajami did not tell police – not at first. Mr. Ghandour had shown her the business cards of several RCMP officers. He had friends in law enforcement, he told her. If she reported him to the authorities, he would find out.

His stated ties to Hezbollah caused Ms. Ajami to take his threats seriously. She was born in Lebanon and knew the Shia Muslim militants controlled the country’s south. They had killed the prime minister, Rafik Hariri. They could kill her uncle and sister, too.

So she did what she was told.

For the next two months, Mr. Ghandour and his son Karim appeared almost daily at the Ajamis’ apartment not far from York University.

They would take Ms. Ajami and her father Elia out to open credit and chequing accounts, she said. The Ajamis immediately handed the credit cards and cheques to the Ghandours, who maxed them out – even using one to pay for a wedding in Lebanon.

Then the Ghandours wanted luxury cars. On April 19, 2008, Ms. Ajami’s father went to the Mercedes dealership on Mavis Road in Mississauga and, using bogus credit information, left with a 2007 VS class Mercedes Benz for $93,000. Four days later, it was Ms. Ajami’s turn. Accompanied by Karim Ghandour, she bought a 2006 Lexus from the same dealership for $45,000.

When Ms. Ajami’s $5,500 deposit cheque bounced and her credit history proved fake, the dealership activated a tracking device in one of the cars. Both were found in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal, awaiting delivery to Lebanon. Ms. Ajami had been caught in a fraud, but by then she had left the country. The Ghandours had forced her to go back to Lebanon, she said.

She spent a month in Beirut before deciding to do something. She called Crime Stoppers in Ontario and reported what the Ghandours had done to her.

The police were very interested in what she had to say.

Originally from Sidon, an ancient port south of Beirut, Kamal Ghandour was a 44-year-old chef who owned the Castle Restaurant in Windsor. He was also, according to Ontario Provincial Police, known to commit serious frauds in Windsor and the Toronto area.

In 2007, the Superior Court of Justice ordered Mr. Ghandour to pay $50,000 to a Mississauga man named Ghassan El Gharib. Mr. El Gharib had helped finance Mr. Ghandour’s restaurant, L’Ostario’s, near the Toronto airport.

Read the rest of this chilling story. This is Islam. It’s Islam in North America. This guy, Ghandour owns a restaurant in Windsor, just across the border from Detroit. And don’t think the Detroit border is keeping this guy out. It isn’t. This is what Shi’ite Muslims do. It’s who they are.

14 Responses

Ahhhh……. and we’re told “middle-class white guys” are the problem? Vets and the “constitutional” guys are what we need to worry about? Hmmmmm and international criminal conspiracy that masquerades as a “religion”.

I fear it will soon be too late for US.

Thanks Debbie.

Ezekiel on July 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

So, this guy’s waiters cheered 9/11/01 in his restaurant 10 years ago, in which we all know what exactly occured on that sad day. It wasn’t just your area Debbie (Detroit, MI) where some muslim people (whether there immigrants or american born muslims) celebrated 9/11/01, not too far from where I live, I believe it was Patterson, New Jersey, where some muslim folks also celebrated the 9/11/01 attacks on our soil.

I have a question for some of those friggin muslims in this country who cheered 9/11/01, if you people hate this country so damn much, why don’t you buy yourselves a one-way ticket to any country in the middle east and live under that hateful and fascistic sharia-law and be comfortable there? And we all know what they do under sharia law/islamic theocracy, so I don’t have to explain what happens under islamic theocracy/sharia law!

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

Sean R. on July 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

To SeanR, that’s why Muslims are here. They want to eventually change the USA into another Muslim fever swamp. And they will do it with the help of Americans who would gladly sell their own freedoms because of “multiculturalism.” The idea that our culture is not so great, others are better.

JohnF on July 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I couldn’t finish this terrible story. Makes me sick. Animals. It also makes me sick to see all the sheeple running out to buy gas at the cash only gas stations in the area. The complacency drives me crazy. Sheeple also eat at their roach infested restarants.

samurai on July 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Why is this such a surprise? When one belongs to a culture – I use that term loosely in this context – that has been in a state of severe atrophy for more than a millenium, one can only understand being a parasite, i.e. living off of others. Theft, slavery, rape, lies, fraud, etc. – all are indicative of one believing he has a superior status and is owed what others (dhimmis) produce and create. These “masters” even eat the lesser members of their society. They are jealous of those who can understand complicated activities such as science, engineering, medicine, etc. and actually utilize that knowledge. Purge them from Western societies. Return them from where they came. Remove all foreign aid – humanitarian, catastrophic, and military – and let them either learn how to cope or perish. My bet is that within a decade, they will have returned to a prehistoric mode of society if left to their own skills and education levels.

Remember, the year 825 A.D. was probably the peak of their cultural achievement, so, if ever they get in your face, ask what they’ve done for the past 1,200 years other than theft, slavery, lies, and fraud.

Dennis on July 22, 2011 at 7:58 am

It is a pleasant surprise to me that there is still something left in Detroit area that could be worth stealing. Is the economy recovering?!

Begletz on July 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

Dennis, love your post, spot on !!!

CJ on July 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

As long as you’re on this subject… the Muslims (with UNESCO’s help) stole… Maimonides!
As crazy as it sounds, the Muslims have “stolen” Maimonides, who is listed as one of several Muslim scholars on a Unesco report dated December 2010 – I first saw that on “elder of Zion”.

Look at this:


Look at the last paragraph p.170 continuing p.171 of this UNESCO report in French.
It says:
“Une fois Tolède reprise aux Maures par les croisés en 1085, les savants européens y affluèrent afin de traduire les anciens textes classiques du grec (que l’Europe avait oubliés) vers l’arabe et l’hébreu, puis le latin, rendant ce savoir accessible à l’Occident. Entre 1100 et 1350, durant la première partie du Moyen Âge européen (1100-1543), les noms de quelques savants européens apparaissaient dans la littérature scientifique à côté d’un grand nombre de savants musulmans, parmi lesquels Ibn Rushd (Averroès), Moussa ibn Maïmoun (Maïmonide), Tousi et Ibn Nafis.”

Kobi on July 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Amazing! They are no longer satisfied in stealing and perverting the Jewish religion, its history and its land. Now they actually want to steal Jewish people. And, of course, trhe UN is always there to help…

Kobi on July 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for that, Kobi.

    skzion on July 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm

“As crazy as it sounds, the Muslims have “stolen” Maimonides, who is listed as one of several Muslim scholars on a Unesco report dated December 2010”

Yes, this is what they do – steal what isn’t theirs. They’ve earlier claimed the Tomb of the *Hebrew* Patriarchs as well as those of Joseph and Rachel (UNESCO claims those are “mosques”). Lebanon of course is now claiming part of Israel’s territorial waters as “Lebanese” (now that Jews and others have discovered gas there).

But how ironic that they claim Maimonides as Muslim when he had to flee Spain to escape the oppressive Almohads. In his Epistle to the Jews of Yemen he not only refers to Mohammed as ha’meshuga – the madman* – but he also writes, “God has cast us into the midst of this people, the nation of Ishmael, who persecute us severely, and who devise ways to harm us and to debase us.” Oh yeah, sounds like something a Muslim would write…

* Islamic sources tell us Mohammed initially suspected he was hearing voices and had gone mad. His wife unfortunately convinced him otherwise.

Raymond in DC on July 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

how do i “read the rest of this chilling story” when there is no link????

Tom in SF on July 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Actually, Tom in SF, there is a link. It’s on the words “this story about an Ontario, Canada Hezbollah car theft, credit card fraud, and bank fraud ring”. It links to an article in the National Post.

    JeffE on July 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

“This is what Shi’ite Muslims do. It’s who they are.”

So right. But the Sunnis are no better. Followers of the the religion of Satan are not going to be sweet people, or productive people. They merely covet and destroy.

skzion on July 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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