Designated terrorist group CAIR leader Ahmad Saleem’s child-focused Facebook page has finally been shut down, thanks to Joe Kaufman’s continued attention to this story.
FrontpageMag Two weeks after an article Joe wrote, exposing former CAIR leader Ahmad Saleem’s travails following his incarceration relating to his arrest for soliciting sex from a minor, Saleem has shut down his Facebook page. The article was a warning to parents that a sexual predator could be in their midst, and this piece should be considered no different.
On the night of May 20, 2015, Ahmad Abrar Saleem was arrested in Clermont, Florida, a short distance from his Orlando home. Saleem was intending to meet the twelve-year-old girl he had been chatting with online but, instead, met Sheriff’s deputies waiting for him and 21 others in a child sex sting operation. He was charged with “use of computer to seduce/solicit/entice a child to commit sex act” and “travel to seduce, solicit, lure a child to commit sex act.”
At the time of his arrest, Saleem had just been named Orlando Regional Coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an offshoot of Hamas and designated as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates. Merely two weeks prior to his arrest, Saleem placed on Facebook a photo of himself posing with 60 other CAIR leaders from around the nation. He is seated in the front row only five seats from CAIR’s founder and National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
What’s horrifying about Saleem is that his long list of credentials include being a former employee of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim youth coordinator not only very well known in the Florida area but also in other states, and the founder of Saleem Academy that focused, most ironically, on the empowerment of Muslim youth.
In December 2016, Saleem was sentenced to two years behind bars in state prison, on the lesser charge of “willful child abuse.” As the charge did not specifically entail a sex act, this allowed him to escape having to have his name listed on sex crime registries. However, it doesn’t lessen the vile and perverted circumstances behind the crime he committed, and it doesn’t make him any less of a threat to the towns he chooses to reside in.
He served as a board member of Muslim Youth Project USA. He founded the Saleem Academy, an organization dedicated to empowering young Muslims. And he was a featured speaker with at least one youth ‘Retreat & Camp’ organized by Young Muslims (YM), the youth group of the Islamic Circle of North America’s (ICNA), an organization associated with Islamist radicals in South Asia.
Indeed, Saleem’s license plate at the time of his arrest, read, “Invest in Children.”
Recently, following his August 2018 release from prison, Saleem reactivated his Facebook page. During his criminal case, it was inaccessible.
The page included photos of Saleem with children containing inappropriate language and in compromising positions.
One, posted April 2014, has Saleem holding the hand of a small girl [maybe five-years-old] with him referring to her as “My little lover.”
Another has him with the same girl putting a stuffed dog to his face with him writing, “Is this your way of kissing me, A’aishah?”
Yet another has him lounging on a bed with two small girls laying on his lap with him writing, “Get off me?… please? lol.”
On December 11th, Saleem changed his name on Facebook to “Ahmad Shaheen.” He did not provide a reason for this, but one could easily speculate that it was to hide the identity of his deviant past. By the New Year though, his Facebook page was entirely gone.
Following his incarceration, it was certainly a reckless, if not incredibly dumb, move to release and allow access to his Facebook page, especially providing the risqué photos it contained. However, given his arrest and degenerate behavior, being reckless appears to be a natural instinct for Saleem.
It is precisely because of this behavior that a loud warning needs to be heard by parents everywhere, from Orlando, Florida to Denver, Colorado to Islamabad, Pakistan. Ahmad Saleem – the pervert who changes his name, the convict who hides evidence, the Muslim extremist who speaks at Islamist retreats – may be coming to a town near you.