MASONIC MENACE AND THEIR SATANIC NETWORK OF CONTROL
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The utter scum and dregs of the earth behind British policing . Not ONE bad apple the
whole lot are rotten to the core
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Hillsborough: Freemason cops banned from working on criminal probe into cover-up
(The revelation adds weight to the theory that members of the secretive organisation suppressed the truth after 96 Liverpool fans died in 1989)
‘Scrap it and start over’: the people’s verdict on South Yorkshire police
The force shamed at Hillsborough has a legacy of distrust stretching back to the miners’ strike and through to the Rotherham child abuse scandal
For many in Sheffield, there is only one acceptable conclusion. “Scrap it and start all over with a new lot, the corruption’s too deep, no one trusts the police,” said John Anderson, 42, a decorator from the city’s northern suburbs. Directly behind him, its red bricks shiny in the driving rain, stood a derelict building that was once Sheffield’s Water Street police station. Some of the grimmest known episodes of violence and corruption within a British police force took place inside.
Within the station’s interview room, detectives brutally beat suspects with stolen weapons, including a “rhino whip”, and fabricated evidence to frame them. An inquiry into the “rhino whip affair” in 1963 found the leadership of the force was involved. The chief constable retired days later.
More than 50 years on, another chief constable of South Yorkshire police has been forced to step down after evidence was fabricated by the force. Suspended on full £193,000 pay before his retirement in six months, David Crompton was found to have presided over a strategy during the two-year inquest into the Hillsborough tragedy that involved recycling untruths against Liverpool supporters – a ploy to implicate fans over the deaths of 96 people killed at a football match in 1989.
On Tuesday the inquest jury concluded that the fans had been unlawfully killed and that police failings had contributed to their deaths. For the force it was a catastrophic verdict, which critics said illuminated a culture of impunity and unaccountability inside South Yorkshire police.
A shambles followed. After Crompton’s suspension, a temporary chief constable was swiftly unveiled. Less than a day into the job, Dawn Copley was also forced to stand down when it emerged that her conduct at a previous force was under investigation. At the time of writing, the force has no official leader presiding over its 2,525 officers. South Yorkshire police said they could not discuss the issue or say when they expected to have a new boss. Even South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner, Alan Billings, has seemingly gone to ground. His media team are refusing to explain why he has failed to order a detailed review into why the force was allowed to peddle mistruths during the inquest.
Billings himself may soon be part of the past. This Thursday, he will stand for re-election as commissioner against three other candidates. The winner – given the power to fire the next chief constable – will inevitably prevail on an anti-corruption ticket.
Many of the 1.3 million residents of South Yorkshire have had enough. “I’ve heard people say it’s the worst public-sector organisation in the country. I can believe that,” said waitress Marjorie Richards, 42, cowering from the sleet outside the city hall.
Standing outside Sheffield’s Snig Hill police station, waiting for the 88 bus to Bents Green, Tara Newman, 38, from Hackenthorpe, admitted she did not know anyone who would go to the police to report a minor crime. “What’s the point? They wouldn’t do anything. I’d rather go to a friend.” Standing nearby was former council worker Ben Hughes, 67, who felt the force’s leadership was contaminated by a “few bad pennies who think they can get away with murder”. He was infuriated that the force, which has a £143m budget, has spent £24m on lawyers who on their behalf presented allegations that were found to be false throughout the Hillsborough inquest, suggesting that blame lay with innocent people. Each household in South Yorkshire eligible to pay council tax is estimated to have contributed £12 towards the force’s outstanding legal bill for the inquest.
Others believe that the force has become too disconnected from the citizens it serves. Many complain that officers rarely leave their vehicles. In Sheffield’s National Emergency Services Museum – dedicated to providing an insight into the workings of the police, ambulance and fire services – one staff member lamented a perceived remoteness in dealings with the public. “You hardly ever see them in pairs any more either. They might have upgraded the vehicles but they haven’t upgraded the people,” he said.
If the residents of Sheffield feel let down by their police force, in neighbouring Rotherham, the mood is one of outright antipathy: this town of 260,000 has been scarred by the failures of its police to challenge the widespread abuse of its youngsters. An ongoing investigation into how the force failed to tackle the sexual abuse of, according to one official report, at least 1,400 children in Rotherham has received more than 100 allegations against 42 named officers, some of whom are alleged to have had relations with offenders.
“There’s no trust towards the police. We need to fetch the broom,” said Susan Hayes, 62, a lifelong resident. David Parker, 21, said that many people felt they couldn’t rely on the police for protection. “There’s lots of crime in the area, people don’t feel safe.”
Twelve miles north is Barnsley, a town which also harbours a smouldering resentment towards South Yorkshire police. Thirty years ago, up to 12,000 miners worked in the town. Now there are none, but the tactics used by the police to break the miners’ strike of 1984 mean that the force remains a toxic brand.
The coking plant that once operated at nearby Orgreave was the scene of the defining 1984 battle between striking miners and police. More than 30 years later there continue to be calls for a public inquiry into police conduct during and after violent clashes that shocked the nation. Allegations of assault, perjury and misconduct in a public office against South Yorkshire Police officers refuse to go away.
Plenty of Barnsley folk say that the tactics used by the force in the wake of Hillsborough were developed and refined during the miners’ strike. Officers stand accused of collusion in making statements that saw picketing miners falsely charged and subsequent court cases dropped due to unreliable evidence.
The head office of the National Union of Mineworkers stands squarely in Barnsley town centre. The general secretary, Chris Kitchen, is keenly aware that the past behaviour of police makes it difficult for many to view the force as anything other than the enemy.
“There is no respect towards the police force because of their corrupt behaviour during the strike. People do not trust them, they need to be held accountable and show they are not above the law.
“Somebody forget to tell them after the strike: ‘You can’t do that now.’ Everybody in Barnsley knows how corrupt the police were. We need an in-depth investigation into what happened during the strike. Who took the shackles off South Yorkshire Police, letting them break the law as long as they got the results they were tasked to get?”
Worryingly for the force, he said that it was not just the miners and their peers who still felt animosity towards the forces, but their children and their grandchildren in turn.
After the drama of the last week, there are even voices now calling for South Yorkshire police to be disbanded. In the simmering towns of this former industrial heartland, there is a desire for a new kind of police force.
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IT'S TAKEN THEM LOOOOOOONG ENOUGH AND THAT SHOULD BE PROBABLE
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Independent Police Complaints Commission and Operation Resolve investigations' findings could lead to prosecutions
Accusations South Yorkshire Police peddled lies to the media, changed more than 250 officer accounts and may have been influenced by freemasons are all being considered by a probe into the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.
Police watchdog the IPCC - which is looking at police actions after the tragedy - said it can now fully focus on its hunt for wrongdoing after the inquests ended today.
Its findings - and those of the separate Operation Resolve inquiry - could pave the way for police officers to face criminal prosecution .
However, any charges could still be more than a year away .
In an update on their investigation the IPCC said its 220 staff had already pursued more than 10,000 lines of enquiries and could be over by the end of the year.
Issues being looked at include:
- 260 accounts from South Yorkshire Police that appear to have been amended
- Whether the blood of victims was tested for alcohol in a bid to “create a narrative around drunken supporters”
- Did South Yorkshire Police deliberately mislead the media and politicians in the aftermath?
- Were police decisions influenced by other groups - including the freemasons?
- Were families and campaigners subjected to police surveillance?
The investigation is also focusing on the role of West Midlands Police - the force that gathered evidence on South Yorkshire Police’s actions for the Taylor Report.
Much of the work carried out by the IPCC has been completed after more than 4,000 statements were taken and 1,200 interviews held.
More than 7,000 exhibits are being examined and 5,200 pocket notebooks are being analysed - with investigators even examined pads stored in garden sheds and found with rodent droppings on them.
A 1980s computer has also been bought to help examine 167 floppy discs.
A spokesman for the IPCC said: We obviously had to prioritise a lot of work to assist the coroner in delivering his inquests. Now we can focus on concluding our criminal investigation.
“Several lines of enquiry – into surveillance, blood/alcohol and Police National Computer checks, the alleged misleading information given to the media and politicians – have been concluded as far as we can at this stage.
“They will be kept under review as other investigative strands are completed to see if there is any further evidence to consider.
Investigative work around other lines of enquiry, particularly the role of West Midlands Police, will remain ongoing after the inquests. The IPCC expects to conclude its criminal investigation around the turn of the year.”
The separate Operation Resolve investigation - looking at the matchday preparation - and part managed by the IPCC is also continuing.
With 191 staff investigating 16,000 lines of investigation, the probe is considering the actions of those who had responsibility for matchday organisation and the planning and decision-making that went into the ground’s design and layout.
With the response of the emergency services also being considered, offences being investigated include gross negligence manslaughter and perverting the course of justice.
The investigation includes scrutiny of police actions on the day and 37 investigations have been launched into allegations made over police conduct since its work started.
As the truth was finally revealed today the Crown Prosecution Service said it will now “formally” consider criminal investigations.
Speaking after the verdicts of the nine-person panel were delivered to cheers in a packed courtroom Sue Hemming, head of the special crime division at the CPS, said: “The CPS will formally consider whether any criminal charges should be brought against any individual or corporate body based upon all the available evidence, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”
Any decision over criminal proceedings will be made by the CPS but could be influenced by the findings of the IPCC and Operation Resolve.
|Hillsborough exposes freemasons behind cover up of 96 deaths
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Hillsborough: Freemason cops banned from working on criminal probe into cover-up
(The revelation adds weight to the theory that members of the secretive organisation suppressed the truth after 96 Liverpool fans died in 1989)
South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton suspended over Hillsborough
Calls for senior freemason cops to be held accountable for the deaths of 96 fans in the Hillsborough disaster
Hillsborough 'justice' hailed, but not on Murdoch's vile rag the Sun's front page
'They'd throw me to the wolves': Hillsborough cop on why she feared speaking out
(How senior freemason cops deal with anyone who dares to fall out of line)
Hillsborough inquests: Fans unlawfully killed, jury concludes (Freemasons running the police covered up
and protected senior officers)
Thatcher henchman Sir Bernard Ingham who labelled Liverpool fans 'tanked up yobs' refuses to apologise to Hillsborough families
How much more will it take Britain's political mafia to get into their thick skulls that British police have a toxic and
murderous bunch of freemasons operating at the top and NOT in the best interests of their victims?
Our group have tasted the lengths freemasons, disguised as law enforcement, will go to lie and deceive to satisfy a
very warped agenda of what they believe, in their deluded state, is proper policing.
When you become a target of freemasons stealing your estate their lodge buddies with control of cops will take extreme
measures to either psychological push victims over the edge or use gross distortions of evidence and even brutally beat
to death anyone who dares stand up to their vile murderous agenda.
Hillsborough shows clearly freemasons in high office within the police used the same tactics they have used for decades but
were caught only by the dogged determination of the families and friends of the 96 killed unlawfully by the utter failure of the
police on that fateful day. Lawyers acting for the police smeared the dead and shows the lengths the cop and legal mafia's will go to protect each others vile regimes.
Extract from the Daily Mirror in 2013
Hillsborough: Freemason cops banned from working on criminal probe into cover-up.
Police officers who are Freemasons have been banned from working on the criminal investigation into the Hillsborough cover-up.
The revelation adds weight to the theory that members of the secretive organisation suppressed the truth after 96 Liverpool fans died in 1989.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission took the unusual move after families of the football fans who died in the disaster demanded that no members of a lodge be involved.
All of the employees in the IPCC investigation have also been told they cannot be from South Yorkshire or Merseyside, where the tragedy occurred.
Former West Midlands Police officers have also been banned after their force carried out a review that led to the flawed inquest verdicts being quashed last year.
Officers from the force have also been accused of changing witness statements.
The probe into the police’s role on the day of the disaster – codenamed Operation Resolve – employs 170 people, including 70 officers. The latest review, led by former Durham chief constable Jon Stoddart, was expected to report soon but the team has been swamped with evidence and has to interview 237 officers who were on duty at the match.
A source close to the probe said: “We have been told that no Freemasons are allowed on the investigation.
“One theory at the time was that the whole conspiracy was covered up by the group’s members as there are so many Masons in the police.
“The families have raised concerns… so we have prohibited them from being part of the investigation team. The deadline that officers were working towards is impossible and the review’s findings will be delayed.”
An IPCC source confirmed that Freemasons and former officers from the three forces had been banned from the probe.
The investigation team, while independent from the fresh inquests into the deaths, is helping coroner Lord Justice Goldring to prepare for and carry out the inquests, set to start by March 3, 2014.
Hillsborough was Britain’s worst-ever sporting disaster. Thousands of fans were crushed on the Sheffield Wednesday ground’s Leppings Lane terrace during Liverpool’s 1989 FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
Last December verdicts of accidental death from the original Hillsborough inquest in March 1991 were quashed.
The action was taken after the Hillsborough Independent Panel reported that there had been a huge cover-up.
The IPCC has previously revealed that statements given by witnesses could have been changed by police.
Secret society pervades the establishment
The Freemasons is a “fraternal brotherhood” dating back to the 14th century. It started as an organisation to monitor the qualifications of stonemasons.
But in modern times the organisation is seen as an elitist group that has been dogged by allegations of corruption.
The all-male group, governed by the United Grand Lodge of England, has 250,000 members. Many figures in authority are Freemasons. The first US president, George Washington, and another leading American revolutionary, Benjamin Franklin, were Masons. Today a significant proportion of the Royal household are members, and the Duke of Kent is grand master of the UGLE.
Despite royal patronage, and their presence in the judiciary and the higher reaches of the City, the Masons deny being an underground arm of the Establishment.
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When Jimmy Savile was alive his constant whining on about all the great charity work he did hid his satanic
agenda and allowed his decades long abuse of vulnerable and sick children. Freemasons only claim to fame is that they rant on about their great charity work but that hides even more sinister abuse than Savile who has now been shown to be able to get away with that abuse thanks to freemasons embedded in every position within the police, social services, BBC and law courts protecting the evil bastard from being jailed.
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Freemasonry in the Muslim World FULL ARTICLE
Savile was a sick psychopath as is his lodge buddies who rant on, like him, about their great charity work when the only charity they really involve themselves in is to line their own vile pockets with the rape and pillage of the men they thieve from in the grandest of scales. Grand masters are expert at using their lackeys to develop legal machinations that smear men so they can help themselves to their estates.
While they and the media they control continually whine on about domestic violence and the need for the masonic boot to come down hard on men who even dare raise their voice against their wives they themselves, while embedded inside the government as flawed politicians, continue to vote for wars across the Middle East killing and raping in those countries woman and children to satisfy their masters, the zionist supremacists operating out of the most evil country on earth Israel.
Their media can rant about every other supposed group creating terror but there is only ONE terror group globally that is manipulating the sheeple daily and that is the freemasons. ALL other damage being done under the guise of terror is a tiny fraction of the hell they are creating for men right across the globe.
Saddam Hussein was closing freemason lodges in Iraq before he was taken out and most of the supposed dictators they claim oppress were in fact ridding their country of the most evil cult that dominates in secret by their satanic oath swearing thugs controlling behind the scenes.
ALL OTHER INFERRED TERROR IS A SMOKESCREEN FOR THEIR TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION OF MEN NOT PART OF THEIR FUCKED UP DERANGED PSYCHOPATHIC CULT.
Freemasonry in the Muslim World
President Nasser violently abolished Freemasonry in 1961, having it been well and truly established in Egypt since at least 1798, the days of Napoleon’s exhibition, to the demise of the Masonic movement that ended in disrepute and chaos in 1922, – that then in turn led to the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood [MB] founded in 1928, and that despite it being banned time and time again, has still survived and is present in almost all middle eastern countries.
The Muslim Brotherhood [MB] started off as a social organisation, preaching Islam, teaching the illiterate, [what the USA via the CIA done in Afghanistan for many years], setting up hospitals, [the Jesuits and Shriners come to mind], and even launched commercial enterprises, [sounds like the kind of activity the Rotary Club and Lions Club specialise in]. Then as the MB continued to rise in influence, starting in 1936, it began to oppose British rule in Egypt. Many Egyptian nationalists accuse the MB of violent killings during this period. After the 1948 Arab defeat in the First Arab-Israeli war, the Egyptian government dissolved the organisation and arrested its members; – its founder Hassan al-Banna was assassinated.
After the Egyptian coup of 1952, which was supported by the MB, it was once again banned and repressed. Though the Brotherhood spread to other countries, it was suppressed there too: in 1982, Syria violently crushed a Brotherhood revolt [the Hama massacre]. Starting in the 1980s it entered Egypt’s political arena, forming alliances with other parties, and fielding “independent” candidates [if such a thing is possible?]. When in 2005, the MB won 20% of the seats, Hosni Mubarak cracked down on the group. As of 2011, the MB took an active part in the Egyptian protests, and are no doubt pulling the strings today in its present negotiations.
It’s interesting to note that Samir Raafat wrote an article in the Insight Magazine, on the 1st March 1999, titled: Freemasonry in Egypt- Is it still around? – Here’s a tiny extract: On the 4th April 1964, the Masonic Temple on Alexandria’s Toussoun Street was shut down by order of the Ministry of Social Affairs. The reason: “Associations with undeclared agendas were incompatible with rules covering non profit organisations.” Sufficiently disturbing evidence for the State to be concerned about Freemasonry’s political goals would turn up the following year in Damascus when master spy Eli Cohen was apprehended. Having eluded Syrian intelligence for many years posing as an Arab, it was discovered that Eli had been a Freemason in Egypt where he was born.
Yet despite the 1964 decree declaring the demise of Freemasonry in Egypt, loud cries of “not so” can still be heard. And if one were to concede to that Freemasonry was on the demise, then Ahmed Abdallah’s book: Freemasonry in Our Region 1985, highlights Freemasonry is alive and well in the guise of Rotary Clubs and other like-minded associations. “Having accomplished their earlier mission to establish a Jewish state, Masonic conspirators now intend to undermine Islam using charity work and community outreach as their tools” says Abdallah in his opening chapter. He then consecrates a substantial portion of his elusive writing equating the “new Masonic cancer” with Rotary and Lions organisations and with Jehovah’s Witness, Freedom Now, Solar Tradition, New Age and several other “fringe” organisations.
Some Muslim anti-Masons argue that Freemasonry promotes the interests of the Jews around the world and that one of its aims is to rebuild the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem after destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In article 28 of its Covenant, Hamas states that Freemasonry, Rotary, and other similar groups “…work in the interest of Zionism and according to its instructions…” Many countries with a significant Muslim population do not allow Masonic establishments within their jurisdictions. However, countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco have established Grand Lodges, while in countries such as Malaysia and Lebanon there are District Grand Lodges operating under a warrant from an established Grand Lodge. The Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait is represented in the Kuwaiti parliament by Hadas.
In Algeria in the early 1990s, the MB formed the Movement for the Society of Peace [MSP] – previously known as Hamas, by Mahfoud Nahnah until his death in 2003 and succeeded by the present party leader Boudjerra Soltani, who is a member of Algeria’s three-party coalition government.
In Bahrain, the MB is represented by the Al Eslah [Islah] Society and its political wing, the Al-Menbar Islamic Society. In 2002, Al Menbar became the joint largest party, and has generally backed government sponsored legislation on economic issues, but has sought a clamp down on pop concerts, sorcery and soothsayers. It has strongly opposed the government’s accession to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the grounds that this would give Muslim citizens the right to change religion, when in the party’s view they should be have their heads chopped off.
The Iraqi Islamic Party was formed in 1960 as the Iraqi branch of the MB, but was banned from 1961, though post Saddam Hussein regime in 2003, the Islamic Party have re-emerged as one of the main advocates of the country’s Sunni community. In the north of Iraq there are several Islamic movements inspired by or part of the MB network. The Kurdistan Islamic Union [KIU] holds seats in the Kurdish parliament, as is the main political force outside the dominance of the two main secularist parties, the PUK and KDP.
In Jordan, it’s viewed by some that the MB is playing an active role in the recent uprisings in several Arab countries, for example, at a rally held outside the Egyptian Embassy in Amman on the 29th January 2011 with some 100 participants, Hammam Saeed, head of the MB of Jordan said: “Egypt’s unrest will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States.”
In Iraq Masonic lodges existed as early as 1919, when the first lodge under the UGLE was opened in Basra, and later on when the country was under British Mandate just after the First World War. However the position changed in July 1958 following the Revolution, with the abolition of the Monarchy and Iraq being declared a republic, under General Qasim. The licences permitting lodges to meet were rescinded and later laws were introduced banning any further meetings. This position was later reinforced under Saddam Hussein, the death penalty was prescribed for those who promote or acclaim Zionist principles, including Freemasonry, or who associate [themselves] with Zionist organisations.
With the fall of the Hussein government in 2003, a number of Lodges have begun to meet on military bases within Iraq. These lodges primarily cater to British and American military units, but a few have initiated Iraqis. – Several Grand Lodges have expressed a desire to charter Lodges with completely Iraqi membership in the near future. And as I’ve already pointed out Freemasonry has a long history and well established base throughout the middle-east.
In Syria and according to the recent leaked American cables, via Wikileaks, Syrian President Bashar al Assad allegedly called Hamas an “uninvited guest” and said “If you want me to be effective and active, I have to have a relationship with all parties. Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood, but we have to deal with the reality of their presence.” This comparison of Hamas to that of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, which was crushed by his father Hafez al Assad in 1982, and then allegedly claiming Hamas would disappear if peace were brought to the Middle East, so in effect his saying that peace in the Middle East will come about if the Muslim Brotherhood was no longer on the scene.
In Saudi Arabia the MB has been tolerated by the Saudi government, and maintains a presence in the country. Though according to a Washington Post report on the 11th September 2004, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef, denounced the MB, saying it is guilty of “betrayal of pledges and ingratitude” and is “the source of all problems in the Islamic world”.
In Somalia the wing of the MB is known by the name Harakat Al-Islah or “the Reform Movement”. The leaders of Harakat Al-Islah played a key role in the educational network and establishing Mogadishu University. Through their network, they’ve educated more than 120,000 students in the city of Mogadishu.
In Sudan, and until the election of Hamas in Gaza, it was the one country were the MB was most successful in gaining power, its members making up a large part of the government officialdom following the 1989 coup d’état by General Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The Sudanese Muslim Brotherhood’s views were highlighted in a television interview on the 3rd August 2007 on Al-Jazeera TV by their leader Sheikh Sadeq Abdallah bin Al-Majed, who said: “…the West and the Americans in particular … are behind all the tragedies that are taking place in Darfur.”
In Palestine, following the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, it was the first time since the above mentioned Sudanese coup of 1989, that a “Muslim Brotherhood group” ruled a significant geographic region and territory.
In Libya, it was one of the first countries outside Egypt to have a Brotherhood group. In the late 1940s when the Egyptian members were being prosecuted, King Idris I of Libya offered the MB refuge and the freedom to spread their ideology. In 1955, the University of Libya was established in Benghazi, near the Egyptian border, and it drew many Egyptian teachers and lecturers including MB members. Not long after coming to power, Col. Gaddafi regarded the MB a potential source of opposition. He arrested many Egyptian Brothers and expelled them back to Egypt. It’s alleged in 1973, the security services arrested and tortured members of the Libyan Brotherhood banning the organisation and forcing it underground. On the 2nd March 2006, the Libyan government released 132 members of the MB that were held as political prisoners.
|Milwaukee man planned to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people(VIDEO)
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Why would shooting suspect attack Masonic temple?
FBI Stages Weapons Purchase, Then Arrests Milwaukee Man for Allegedly Planning to Attack Freemasons
A Milwaukee man wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show "nobody can play with Muslims" and spark more mass shootings in the United States, federal agents said Tuesday after the man's arrest.
Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney, Dean Puschnig, didn't immediately respond to a question asking why charges were limited to gun possession. Hamzeh's attorney, federal defender Ronnie Murray, didn't immediately return email and voicemail messages left after business hours.
According to an FBI affidavit, agents were tipped off in September that Hamzeh planned to travel to Israel in October to attack Israeli soldiers and citizens in the West Bank. He abandoned those plans due to "family, financial and logistic reasons," the affidavit said, but refocused his efforts on a domestic attack.
Hamzeh discussed his plans extensively with two FBI informants. The affidavit said the FBI started recording his conversations with the informants in October.
Hamzeh and the two informants traveled to a gun range on Jan. 19 and practiced with a pistol. Afterward they took a tour of a Masonic temple in Milwaukee. The affidavit does not name the temple and Puschnig declined to identify it.
Masons are members of a fraternal organization that carries out a variety of activities including charity work. Wisconsin has nearly 11,000 Masons in 180 lodges, according to Frank Struble, grand master of Free and Accepted Masons in Wisconsin. The organization is not a religion.
Struble said the allegations were "hard to hear." He said he knew which Masonic center had been targeted but declined to identify it.
"Masons are a part of an organization that helped build this country," Struble said. "I can understand from that standpoint where someone who is against this country would target us."
The owner of a downtown Milwaukee gym said she recently fired Hamzeh after hiring him as a trainer just a few weeks ago.
Delia Luna of 9Round Kickbox Fitness described Hamzeh as "very intense, very militant" as a trainer and said he didn't fit the atmosphere she wanted to create.
"He didn't mix well," Luna said.
Federal agents said that on Jan. 19 and into the early morning of Jan. 20, Hamzeh discussed his plans to attack the temple with the informants, telling them they needed two more machine guns — the group apparently already had one — and silencers. They planned to station one person at the temple's entrance while the other two went through the building, killing everyone they saw. They then planned to walk away from the scene as if nothing had happened.
"I am telling you, if this hit is executed, it will be known all over the world ... all the Mujahedeen will be talking and they will be proud of us," Hamzeh said, according to the affidavit. "Such operations will increase in America, when they hear about it. The people will be scared and the operations will increase. ... This way we will be igniting it. I mean we are marching at the front of the war."
Hamzeh added that he hoped to kill 30 people, "because these 30 will terrify the world. The (expletive) will know that nobody can play with Muslims."
He added, "We are here defending Islam, young people together join to defend Islam, that's it, that is what our intention is."
According to the affidavit, Hamzeh met with two undercover FBI agents on Monday. They presented him with two automatic machine guns and a silencer. He paid for the weapons and silencer in cash and put them in the trunk of his car. The agents then arrested him and recovered the guns and silencer.
Hamzeh's arrest marks the Milwaukee area's second brush with a mass shooting in less than four years. A white supremacist named Wade Michael Page fatally shot six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a Milwaukee suburb, in 2012. Page shot himself in the head after a police officer wounded him.
Last month Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on a social services center in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people. They later died in a shootout with police.