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Story about terror case piqued my interest because of Maryland and drones

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 18, 2018

Did you follow the case of Mohamed Elshinawy sentenced to 20 years for helping plan a terror attack on US soil (worked with ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood abroad)?

Elshinawy, an Egyptian, lived in Maryland as he worked with Egyptians abroad.

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Maryland terror plotter:  Mohamed Elshinawy

One part of their plans involved using drones as weapons.

I never did tell you that a guy named Mohammed (not this one!) ‘lost’ a drone on my farm over a year ago.  That is all I am going to tell you, but know that you need to all follow what is happening with drones (used for fun and for war). I do.

I spent a few minutes searching around for any information on Elshinawy’s immigration status, but again one needs a ‘secret decoder ring’ to figure out how someone, like this convicted Islamic terrorist, came to be in the US in the first place.

How are we going to assess which immigration channels to the US are flawed, if authorities never report which programs allow people like Elshinawy in to the US?

I’m going away for about ten days, so sorry that my blogging is spotty and will be absent starting Friday—no time to really dig in to this story, but wanted you to know about it.

From the Clairon Project:

FBI Reveals Explosive Details of Terror Conspiracy

The FBI just released details of what it describes as a “plan to accept money to fund a terrorist attack in the U.S. [that] was not a standalone plot—it led to the uncovering of a broader conspiracy involving an international ISIS financing network, shady shell companies, and a plan to develop weaponized drones for use by the terror group.”

The story was published after District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Mohamed Elshinawy, 33, of Edgewood, Maryland, to 20 years in prison. The plea bargain included admission of guilt to:

~conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization;

~providing and attempting to provide material support to ISIS;
terrorism financing;

~making false statements in connection with a terrorism matter.

The following is the full report from the FBI on this shocking story:

It was a counterterrorism investigation with an unusual twist—the suspect in a recent FBI Baltimore case was on the receiving end of money being transmitted into the United States from foreign terrorism operatives overseas, rather than the more common occurrence of a suspect sending money out of the U.S. to benefit a foreign terrorism group abroad.

And the money, as the suspect understood it, was to help him plan a terrorist attack on American soil.

More here.

You can read the government’s case here.

If anyone has some time to dig around in the many reports on this case and find anything about how he got to the US in the first place, send a comment with that information!  It would be much appreciated!

7 Responses to “Story about terror case piqued my interest because of Maryland and drones”

  1. susanfordkeller said

    Interesting that MoJo decided to locate in Edgewood, Maryland, home of the Edgewood Arsenal, Aberdeen Proving Grounds. A drone could probably do some damage there. More info here on Edgewood Arsenal: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/secrets-of-edgewood

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  2. cmmarcum said

    You are right, Ann…… the real joke here is how much money we spend by allowing questionable people into the USA…..
    If all terrorist suddenly vanished from our soil…… How man Intelligence Agencies would be not longer necessary ?

    I fear, Intelligence Agencies have no reason to stop terrorism….. but rather to keep it going…..so they can keep their jobs….

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    • futuret said

      I AM TRULY THANKFUL FOR ONE MORE PERSON LIKE YOU, WHO IS WIDE AWAKE AND BUSHY TAIL NOT DRINKING THE KOOL-AIDE. I KNOW MANY LIKE US ARE TIRED OF THESE ESCAPADES. HELL WE COULD USE THESE “FORMER TO BE” INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES TO BUILD SOLAR PANELS, TAKE THESE ABANDONED TOWNS AND CITIES AND MAKE THEM LIVE ABLE AGAIN, ALSO TO WORK WITH OUR HOMELESS POPULATION AND MAKE THEM PRODUCTIVE, RATHER THAN TO WORK WITH CRIMINALS ON OUR SOIL. THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN I KNOW, INSTEAD THEY SOON LET THE REST OF US ROT AND DECAY, SO LONG AS THEY ARE PAID TO PROTECT CRIMINALS. THESE JOBS IN THE END DEFINITELY WILL LEAD THEM STRAIGHT TO HELL, AND THEY CAN NOT SAY, THEY DID NOT ASK FOR IT. WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP!!!:::

      http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/07/20/the-bohemian-grove-where-conservative-christian-leaders-go-to-dabble-in-the-occult/

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  3. Interesting.

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  4. futuret said

    http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/meaning-of-good-and-evil-in-perilous-times/

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  5. 0scheiss said

    I’m going to guess he was imported by one of the ‘charitable’ ‘religious’ organizations participating in human trafficking.

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  6. Drones got my attention as well.

    Two brothers were caught in Minnesota a little over a year ago in N Minneapolis, with lots of ammo, hand guns, hand grenade, AK47, and DRONE parts..

    see below,

    This matter has not been settled, and of course, there is nothing in the news here. The FBI will not divulge info either, claiming that “it is an open investigation”..

    Growing Concern Over Brothers Arrested With Guns, Bomb-Making Materials
    May 24, 2017 7:10 PM By Esme Murphy
    Filed Under: Abdullah Alrifahe, Esme Murphy, Majid Alrifahe, Minneapolis

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are growing concerns about the arrest of two brothers with ties to the Middle East who authorities say had an arsenal with bomb-making materials, guns and ammunition in their car.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe were arrested on May 11 in north Minneapolis.
    Abdullah is being held in the Hennepin County Jail. His brother, Majid, has been released and is facing minor charges.
    WCCO-TV has confirmed that both Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in the investigation, which started outside a federally-subsidized senior housing project. A good Samaritan confronted the men about littering from their car.

    Abdullah Alrifahe and Majid Alrifahe (credit: Hennepin Co. Jail)
    The man, who asked that his name not be used for fear of his safety, said the brothers jumped out of their car, moved aggressively toward him and used the N-word. He then called police.
    Inside the brothers’ car, police found a loaded AK-47, another rifle, a handgun, a grenade, large amounts of ammunition, and what would later be identified as bomb-making materials, including a drone.
    Abdullah Alrifahe had recently been released from jail after serving time for a weapons conviction. He is now facing a single felony weapons charge.
    His brother, Majid, has been released from jail and is facing a low-level misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct.
    The good Samaritan is outraged the charges aren’t more serious.
    “For what they found in their car, that is way too light,” he said.
    However, criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino, who is not affiliated with the case, says prosecutors are doing what they can.
    “These people have been charged with what the prosecutors can do right now,” he said, adding that more charges could come down later.
    The Minneapolis Police Department says the investigation remains an open. Meanwhile, Abdullah Alrifahe is being held on $200,000 bail, which is an extremely high amount for the charges he faces.
    His brother, who is out of jail, did not immediately return phone calls.
    WCCO-TV also reached out to the FBI and Homeland Security. The FBI responded that it has no comment on the case.

    Esme Murphyfacebook

    Esme Murphy, a reporter and Sunday morning anchor for WCCO-TV, has been a member of the WCCO-TV staff since December 1990. She is also a weekend talk show host on WCCO Radio. Born and raised in New York City, Esme ventured into reporting after…
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