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Former Roommate: Garland Texas Jihadis “Regularly Went Target Shooting After Observing Friday Prayers at Mosque,” Wanted “to BLOW UP NONBELIEVERS”

By Pamela Geller


Further proof — absolute proof — that the devout Muslims who attacked our free speech event in Garland, Texas had intended to kill American non-Muslims long before we even announced our event. If not for our event, Americans would have been slaughtered in the cause of Islam.

The roommate said of Garland jihadi Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, “he pushed Islam beliefs on others and expressed a desire to blow up nonbelievers.”

Their mosque, the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, should be shut, for good. For years, they have had a history of jihad-terror crime activity.

A former roommate of a man charged with orchestrating a foiled attack on an anti-Islam cartoon contest in Texas testified Friday about the defendant’s increasingly radicalized statements about wanting to violently attack non-Muslims and seek revenge against people who portrayed the Prophet Muhammad in drawings.

Witness Stefan Verdugo said 44-year-old Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem watched jihadist beheading videos and news coverage of the January 2015 attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hedbo.

He said Kareem, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi became intent on making a stand for their Muslim brothers when they learned of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

“They both pretty much agreed on some type of revenge,” Verdugo said of Kareem and Simpson.

The 25-year-old Verdugo is a key government witness in the case against Kareem, who also is charged with supporting the Islamic State terrorist group.

Kareem denies the allegations and claims the government is using guilt through associations to target him.

Verdugo is in police custody on sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault and other charges that are unrelated to the Kareem case. He wore an orange jail jumpsuit and handcuffs during his testimony.

Verdugo said Kareem told him about plans for the Texas contest during a car ride.

“He just said that they were going to do something over there. They didn’t tell me they were going to shoot it up,” said Verdugo, claiming he urged his friend not to carry out the attack.

Kareem later backed out of the attack but insisted to Verdugo that Simpson and Soofi would still follow through with the plan.

Verdugo said he called authorities after getting



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