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Posts Tagged ‘Iraqi terrorists’

Security ‘specialists’ and Open Borders activists argue that Trump is doing TOO MUCH vetting of refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2018

They claim the Trump Administration is intentionally slowing the arrival of refugees destined for your towns and cities by TOO MUCH security screening.

See my two previous posts this morning: Comey said (as recently as May 2017) that 300 refugees were being investigated for possible terror connections, here, and Trump’s FBI (Department of Justice) has instituted more rigorous screening, here.

But, the Open Borders Left is screaming bloody murder saying that the few refugee terrorists they know of don’t warrant extra screening measures being put in place primarily by the FBI.

 

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Just a few we know of….circled is Uzbek Islamist and convicted terrorist who tried to kill a California prison warden in 2016. I will bet he isn’t even on the Leftists’ radar screen!    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/uzbek-refugee-sentenced-to-additional-20-years-in-prison-for-attempted-murder/

 

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition, Trump, What you can do | Tagged: , , | 7 Comments »

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial: Are there holes in US refugee vetting process?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2018

I’ve marveled from time to time lately about the changes I’m seeing with media coverage of the US Refugee Admissions Program. 

Granted they are tiny changes so far, but at least some media outlets are looking more carefully at a program that NO ONE questioned eleven years ago when I first began writing RRW.

In 2007 any story about refugees was one that evoked warm feelings about the poor, downtrodden and grateful people that nice church folks were welcoming to America.

I called those stories “refugees see first snow stories.”

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Omar Abdulsattar Ameen

Imagine my surprise today when I saw this editorial at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the Iraqi refugee (alleged ISIS killer) being arrested in California.

See my previous post on Ameen’s arrest, here.

 

The times they are a-changin’….

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Trump | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Surprise! (Not!) Trump DOJ finds another Islamic terrorist refugee living in US—an Iraqi this time!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 16, 2018

So much for that “robust” vetting of refugees that the Obama Administration was bragging about!

Ameen

Ameen lied on his refugee application to America highlighting again that it is virtually impossible to vet refugees!

Just last week it was this pair of Somalis in Arizona and now this Iraqi in California—liars living on your dime!

How many more will Trump’s Justice Department find?

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

Where have all the Iraqis gone?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 25, 2016

I was doing some research on West Virginia just now and was interested to see how many Iraqis went to WV (a state that has been able to stay out of the Refugee Admissions Program to any large degree, but is now looking to get in) and so I had a look at the whole country and thought you might be interested in this information.

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When this Iraqi refugee terrorist pair was arrested in Kentucky in 2011, the flow of Iraqis slowed dramatically as the feds had to re-screen all of the incoming Iraqis. Their original screening of these two failed miserably.

I went back ten fiscal years and learned that in the last decade we admitted 135,648 Iraqi ‘refugees.’ Of those 63% are Muslims and the remaining 37% represent a whole host of religions (we are cleaning out the country of its minority population!) including Catholics, Christians and Chaldeans.

When I saw the breakdown of the Muslim numbers, it made me laugh.  Who is persecuting who because we have brought in large numbers of the two primary opposing factions!

We admitted:  34,679 Shiites, 48,297 Sunnis, and 2,116 Muslims of unknown orientation.  Are we placing them in the same towns so they can continue their infighting?  Are we placing Iraqi Christians among them? (The resettlement contractors must think that America’s magic melting pot will erase centuries of animosity—it won’t.)

Here is the map from the Refugee Processing Center of where the Iraqis have been placed. (There may be a way to find out which religions you got in your state, but I don’t know how to find that information. Knowing how the VOLAGs operate they probably sent you a smattering of all of them so you might have tensions in your community going forward.)

 

 

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Alaska got 49 and Hawaii 4 but they didn’t fit on the map. Source Refugee Processing Center http://www.wrapsnet.org/Reports/InteractiveReporting/tabid/393/Default.aspx

 

Here are the numbers resettled by fiscal year (again, I did not go back to the first wave of Iraqis who came in the wake of the first George Bush war).  One thing that you will see clearly is that once we get rolling and admit large populations of a particular ethnic group, we don’t stop for years and years (Somalis have been coming for decades).

FY 2007:  1,608  (This is the first year I began writing this blog and I remember well how the VOLAGs and the Open Borders gang were haranguing GWB to open the flood gates for Iraqis which he finally did. They said we broke Iraq so it was our responsibility to resettle vast numbers of their warring factions.)

FY 2008:  13,822

FY 2009:  18,838

FY 2010:  18,016

FY 2011:  9,388 (this dip is due to the discovery of 2 Iraqi Islamic terrorists in Kentucky, so the feds had to re-screen all the incoming Iraqis.)

FY 2012:  12,163

FY 2013: 19,488

FY 2014:  19,769

FY 2015:  12,676

FY 2016:  9,880

For more than you ever wanted to know, visit our Iraqi refugee category by clicking here (706 previous posts!).

Endnote:  LOL! This is how I get off track almost daily, I find something interesting to me and then don’t get to what I planned for the day. But, hopefully this is useful to some of you!

One more thing…. Don’t like what you see?  You only have 14 days (including today) to get a commitment from your member of Congress to DEFUND the Refugee Admissions Program in the lame duck session of Congress!  They won’t care what you think after November 8th!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Christian refugees, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Where to find information, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Houston, TX: Iraqi refugee pleads guilty in ISIS bomb plot (so much for screening!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 18, 2016

No matter how much the other side yaks about screening, you know (and they know) that there is no way to screen the Islamic terrorist wannabes from the huge flow of Syrians, Iraqis, Somalis, Uzbeks, Burmese Muslims etc. being admitted to the US now at an accelerated pace.

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Omar Al Harden planned to blow up two Houston malls including the Galleria. Think how much of your money was already invested in this hater and you likely will pay for 20 years of incarceration.

Here is a (then) teenager we welcomed to America who hates us and planned to kill many of you who shop in Houston area malls. Before being admitted to the US, I bet this punk was asked by some US State Department worker—do you have any animosity toward America and, like any good Muslim, lied!

From CBS News:

HOUSTON — An Iraqi refugee who authorities say wanted to set off bombs at two Houston malls pleaded guilty Monday to trying to help the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan admitted as part of his plea deal that he pledged his loyalty to ISIS in November 2014 and almost immediately trained to use tactical weapons, including an AK-47. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Jan. 17 on a charge of attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

[….]

“I want to blow myself up. I want to travel with the Mujahidin. I want to travel to be with those who are against America. I am against America,” Al Hardan wrote, according to KHOU.

More here.

We have 704 previous posts on Iraqi refugees in case anyone wants to write a book someday!

And, by the way, just as I saw the news about Al Harden, I also saw news this morning about our involvement in going after ISIS at Mosul. Using Obama and Hillary’s own logic, isn’t our involvement there going to create more terrorists and probably more quickly than simply slowing the flow of them to America.

Let them fight it out! Let them take care of their own!

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 8 Comments »

Senator Rand Paul: We are going to look into legal immigration from “hotbeds of jihadism”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 18, 2015

A few years ago I was thrilled that Senator Rand Paul publicly challenged the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program. He even said for publication:  Why are we bringing Iraqi refugees here and putting them on welfare!

2016 Presidential candidate Rand Paul: I don’t think we are being careful about who we let in.

This happened as it became known that two Iraqi refugees had been arrested and ultimately convicted of terrorist activity in Kentucky.  However, he drifted away from the issue as his Presidential aspirations became clear.

Now, it looks like he is thankfully taking up the cause again as Breitbart reported here yesterday (via Creeping Sharia and hat tip: Paula):

HOUSTON, Texas — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview here that he wants to restrict immigration from predominantly Muslim countries after the Chattanooga, Tennessee, terrorist attack.

Paul said in an interview backstage at a rally his presidential campaign is holding inside the Hyatt Regency here in downtown Houston:

I’m very concerned about immigration to this country from countries that have hotbeds of jihadism and hotbeds of this Islamism. There was a program in place that Bush had put in place—it stood for entry-exit program from about 25 different countries with a lot of Islamic radicals, frankly. I think there does need to be heightened scrutiny. Nobody has a right to come to America, so this isn’t something that we can say ‘oh their rights are being violated.’ It’s a privilege to come to America and we need to thoroughly screen those who are coming.

The alleged shooter in the Chattanooga incident—which claimed the lives of four U.S. marines, whom he allegedly murdered in the terror attack—was named Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The 24-year-old was born in Kuwait and immigrated to the United States before he opened fire in Chattanooga, killing four Marines.

Paul also told Breitbart News about another similar incident regarding foreigners from the Middle East who were placed in Kentucky via immigration programs for refugees—and tried to, before getting caught, buy military grade missiles.

Go to Breitbart for the rest of the story…..

See all of our coverage (both positive and negative) of Senator Rand Paul on refugees by clicking here.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

Bowling Green, KY: Arrests made in Sunni vs. Shiite tussle

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 31, 2015

Hmmmm!

So where is Rand?

Did Grover get to Rand Paul? Or, was it big business donors (meatpackers maybe?) who caused Paul to go wobbly on the refugee issue?

Daniel Greenfield writing at Frontpage magazine directs us to a brief news story from Presidential candidate Rand Paul’s home town.

Here is Greenfield:

Welcome to Bowling Green, Kentucky, the latest front in the Sunni – Shiite unholy war tearing apart the Middle East.

He then directs us to this news story about how a Shia Muslim claims he was assaulted by a Sunni Muslim in a dispute about their religious beliefs.

Then Greenfield closes with this:

Now how many Sunnis and Shiites do you need for there to be enough critical mass for these conflicts to turn violent? 

Why is this so interesting to me? 

The article does not tell us the nationalities of the two who scuffled, but I will bet a buck they were both Iraqis because we know many Iraqis have been resettled in Kentucky including those two refugee terrorists arrested in Bowling Green in 2011, on trial here in 2012.

At that time there was a glimmer of hope for Senator Rand Paul on this issue as he was very vocal in asking:  Why are we bringing so many Iraqis to the US?  See this post!  I was originally thrilled!

Now he has completely shut up on the issue!

By the way, Kentucky is an important refugee resettlement state and neither Senator Mitch McConnell or Senator Paul say a word about it.

The US State Department is admitting almost equal numbers of Shiite and Sunni Iraqis to the US, so you can expect more conflicts ahead!  Is that insane or what!

Again, we don’t know if these two Bowling Green squabblers are Iraqis, but this (below) will give you some idea of our foolishness.  I couldn’t get the State Department data base to open just now, but found my notes from a search  I did at the beginning of March.

From 1/1/14 to 2/28/15 (a little over a year) we admitted 22,446 Iraqis to your towns and cities.  The State Department data breaks them out by religion as follows:

Moslem (that is how they spell it): 351

Moslem Shiite: 7,747

Moslem Suni: 9,176

So the Muslims totaled:  17,274

All the other religions, or no religion accounted for the remaining 5,172 (23%).

So, is this kerfuffle in Kentucky the tip of the iceberg?  We’ll see!

See our Kentucky archive here, and don’t miss this post about the suspicious donation (for Syrian refugees) to a contractor from a Muslim “charity.”  See also Kentucky mosques cropping-up due to growing Muslim refugee population.

Make this issue (immigration and national security) a top concern for 2016 Presidential candidates!

If you have an opportunity to meet candidates ask them what their position is on refugee resettlement (look for a deer-in-the-headlights look!).

See NumbersUSA scorecard, here.  Paul has an abysmal D+ on immigration and jobs.

About the photo:  One of the earliest important stories we ever wrote nearly 8 years ago was about Grover Norquist lobbying for large numbers of Iraqi refugees to be resettled in the US.   And, see Grover here with RINO pals (including Jeb Bush) just last year urging the GOP to support the idea of more refugees coming to America!  Grover has been spreading the lie that Ronald Reagan signed the Refugee Act of 1980 into law. He is wrong.  It was outgoing President Jimmy Carter who is responsible.

 

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, So what did they expect?, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

Kentucky: Convicted Iraqi refugee terrorist wants chance to withdraw guilty plea

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 27, 2014

Longtime readers may remember the case of two Iraqi refugees resettled in Senator Rand Paul’s hometown of Bowling Green (see our extensive coverage of the diversity jungle created by resettlement contractors that is B.G. today by clicking here).

Mohanad Shareef Hammadi

We covered the arrest and trial of the Iraqi pair over the years (go here for an archive on the case).

Perhaps one of the most shocking revelations, and evidence of very shoddy processing of refugees, was the fact that at least one of the Iraqi’s fingerprints was found on fragments of an IED that killed American National Guard troops.

Here is the latest from Kentucky.com thanks to reader Robin:

— An Iraqi man convicted in a Kentucky terrorism case has asked a federal judge to give him access to his complete case file so he can try to withdraw his guilty plea.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell had not ruled on the request from 26-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi as of Friday morning.

Hammadi and 33-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty in 2010 and 2011 to taking part in a plot to ship thousands of dollars in cash, machine guns, rifles, grenades and shoulder-fired missiles from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to al-Qaida in Iraq in 2010 and 2011. The pair was working with an FBI informant who squelched their plans.

Alwan is serving a 40-year sentence and Hammadi are serving a life sentence at a maximum security prison in Florence, Colorado.

In a letter to his court-appointed attorney that was filed in the court record, Hammadi said he wanted to review the records to file motions to attack his guilty plea before the statute of limitations runs out.

By the way, I would love to see the US State Department made responsible for legal fees incurred by the refugees they let in to the country.  And, just imagine what this pair’s incarceration will cost the US taxpayer for the next forty plus years!  So much for refugees bringing economic benefits—these two imprisoned refugees will likely offset the small economic benefit of thousands and thousands of non-criminal refugees.

And, don’t forget, right now Iraqis are the top group of refugees we are resettling in your towns and cities, here.

For ambitious readers, we have a huge category on Iraqi refugees, here, with 635 previous posts!

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NY Times: Obama security screening fix will first help those aliens already here

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 9, 2014

Convicted Iraqi refugee terrorists got through old screening system and yet Obama now makes it even easier to get through!

Everyone is talking about it—the Obama Administration’s relaxation of security screening regulations originally put in place after 9/11.  As we have reported, here***, the “refugee resettlement contractors” were lobbying hard for the rule change because they want to get thousands of Syrians admitted to the US this fiscal year partly because they are embarrassed that the US has not stepped-up to open our “welcoming” doors, and partly because they are paid by the head to bring ’em in. 

Even the New York Times is talking about it (those bad ol’ Republican spoil-sports!):

Republican lawmakers are assailing new exemptions from antiterrorism laws the Obama administration issued this week for war zone refugees seeking to come to the United States, saying the rules are examples of unilateral action by President Obama that weaken immigration security.

The administration, under pressure to respond to the crisis of more than 2.3 million Syrians who have fled the civil war in their country, published two rules on Wednesday that will exempt refugees from provisions banning terrorists. The exemptions apply if the refugees provided only minor material support, such as meals or medical aid, to armed groups that have not been officially designated as terrorist organizations, or if they gave such support under pressure.  [That old sandwich canard!  Can you imagine a prospective refugee admitting that he/she gave a “sandwich to a rebel” at one time?—ed]

[…..]

“We are a nation of laws, and the executive branch should not be allowed to unilaterally suspend our immigration laws to provide benefits to those who have supported terrorists,” said John Cornyn of Texas, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration.

Administration officials and refugee advocates said the rules were a badly needed fix to sweeping antiterrorism laws passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

By the way, even the screening in place before last week didn’t keep those Iraqi refugee terrorists who went to Kentucky out of the US.  Maybe the rules needed strengthening not weakening!

Then get this! The NYT says 3,000 are asylum seekers! 

That means they have already entered the US illegally by coming across one of our borders or over-staying a visa! And, at minimum 70% could be fraudulent!

Officials said the exemptions, which would immediately affect some 3,000 asylum applicants, had been in the works for years.

***Check out the contractor Senate testimony—the Lutherans want 12,000 Syrians this year and the Catholics want 15,000 (no mention of favoring Christians!).  It is always a shock to new readers when they learn that Lutherans and Catholics are resettling Muslims in their towns and cities.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Nightline Exclusive worth watching! Dozens of Terrorists Could Live in US as Refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2013

Waada Alwan and Mohanad Hammadi. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Marshal’s Service)

Until this morning, I didn’t have the time to watch the Nightline Exclusive about how those two Iraqi refugee terrorists, arrested in Bowling Green, KY in 2011, were exposed.

It is really a fascinating piece if you haven’t watched it.

We reported the ABC News report on the story here, two days ago.

Go here to watch the whole thing!  The investigation is continuing into whether there are others like Waada Alwan and Mohanad Hammadi who got into the US with American blood on their hands after checking boxes on their refugee application that they had not been part of any terrorist action in Iraq.

We have written an awful lot on the case, if you type ‘Kentucky Iraqi terrorists’ into our search function, most of those earlier reports should be archived with those key words.

By the way, I noticed in the Nightline piece that there was some consternation by officials interviewed about why Bowling Green.  Bowling Green is a preferred refugee resettlement site for the US State Department and its nine federal contractors and has been for probably two decades.

How does a city become “preferred?”   First, it has to have some big companies nearby in need of cheap labor (chicken processing in this case), available public housing, and then it must have a low number on the squawk index!   What is that you ask?   That’s my terminology for whether there develops a cadre citizens in the community who ask what the heck is happening to our city?   No (or little) squawking=more refugees will be resettled there!

For new readers:  We have admitted to the US 19,491 Iraqis in fiscal year 2013 alone!

Photo is from this story from the Courier-Journal on the pair’s indictment.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Legal immigration and jobs, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

 
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