Liban Haji Mohamed left the country that had given him the ‘good life’ to join the jihadists in Somalia in 2012. Why are we just hearing about this now?
I’ve been away to speak about the Refugee Resettlement Program of the UN/US State Department and heard this news in my travels. I’m glad to see that Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily was on the story yesterday.
From World Net Daily:
A Somali-American man who came to the United States as a refugee is now the FBI’s newest “Most Wanted Terrorist” after leaving for Somalia, and a former congresswoman is asking why a bill to prevent American jihadists from re-entering the country has not been acted upon.
Liban Haji Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia, is charged with providing material support and resources to both al-Qaida and al-Shabab, a Somalia-based terrorist organization. He is considered particularly dangerous because he worked to recruit other U.S. terrorists for al-Qaida and al-Shabab, the FBI said.
The Somali community in the United States numbers more than 110,000, with large populations in cities such as Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lewiston, Maine, San Diego, California, and Columbus, Ohio, among others where they have been resettled through the United Nations refugee program.
Mohamed, 29, lived in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., and worked as a cab driver in the northern Virginia suburbs, the FBI said. He left the country on or about July 5, 2012, to join the ranks of al-Shabab’s jihadist fighters in Somali, according to a statement posted Jan. 29 on the FBI’s website.
Regarding that 110,000 number of Somalis in the US. We expect the total number to be way above that. 110,000 is about how many the US State Department has admitted to the US in the last 3 decades (see our numbers here). They are now coming to America and being distributed to your towns and cities at the rate of 9,000 plus a year. In fact, just checking the numbers, we have admitted 2,801 Somalis into the US in only the first three months of FY2015. If that rate continues we will be over 11,000 new Somalis this year!
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (who I had the pleasure of meeting this weekend) told WND that the wannabe Jihadists are not stripped of their US passports!
Mohamed is traveling with a U.S. passport, which means he could try to re-enter the country at any time. His passport does not expire until May 20, 2018.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced legislation last year to revoke the citizenship of any American caught leaving the country to fight for a foreign terrorist organization.
Bachmann’s bill was not even granted a hearing by House Republican leaders. Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced a companion bill in the Senate, which was also ignored.
“I verified with U.S. law enforcement that the U.S. government does not necessarily prevent a known terrorist with a U.S. passport from re-entering the US after they have either supplied material support for terrorism or committed acts of terror themselves,” Bachmann told WND.
“Our refugee policy was introduced by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and was supported by Vice President Biden while serving in the Senate,” she said. “In my view, this madness is indicative of a nation that has lost the will to survive.”
What took the FBI so long? Sounds to me like Mohamed has had plenty of time in the last two years to be debriefed by the terrorists who want to know details about the Washington, DC area!
A federal warrant for Mohamed’s arrest was unsealed Jan. 29 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia. Besides adding Mohamed to the terrorist list and offering a reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction, the FBI is also publicizing the case on social media channels in Somalia and elsewhere to encourage people to come forward with information about the dangerous fugitive.
“It is important for us to locate Mohamed because he has knowledge of the Washington, D.C., area’s infrastructure such as shopping areas, Metro, airports and government buildings,” Ghattas explained. “This makes him an asset to his terrorist associates who might plot attacks on U.S. soil.”
There is much more at World Net Daily!