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Posts Tagged ‘Islamic terrorists’

Your tax dollars flowed to terrorists around the world via food stamp fraud

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 25, 2018

That is what a new report says.

Longtime readers know that a pet project of mine for several years was following the food stamp fraud busts going on around the country.  See my complete file on the subject here.

I’m relieved to see that some organization of stature has taken the issue of food stamp “trafficking” seriously.

From Breitbart (Hat tip: Richard @highblueridge):

Report: Millions in Food Stamp Dollars Flowed to Terrorists

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See the whole report:    http://g-a-i.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018_GAI_SNAP_FRAUD_TERROR.pdf

 

Millions of taxpayers dollars trafficked through food stamp fraud went to terrorists who funded their activities at home and abroad, according to an explosive report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).

The report from GAI, where Breitbart News Senior-Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer serves as president, highlighted several instances where money obtained through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud went to fund acts of terrorism, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

“Hawalas” used to launder money

The U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) identified that many terrorists would get away with funding their illicit activities by using businesses known as “hawalas” to launder money.

A “hawala”— which is an Arabic term defined in English as transfer (or trust)— is a method of transferring money through informal agents from international networks, and many Muslim immigrants settled in western countries use the “hawala” method to transfer funds to family members.

GAI, citing a U.S. Treasury report, found that more than $7 billion flows into Pakistan alone through hawalas every year.

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Investigators say it is very difficult to track the money moved around through hawalas, even though the federal government has known about the use of hawalas and their alleged role in financing terrorism for years.

But as federal investigators became more familiar with the welfare fraud mechanisms used to fund terrorist activities after the September 11 attacks, investigators have cracked down on a number of instances where terrorists have used the benefit fraud for such purposes.

Much more here.

By the way, even if your tax dollars don’t make it into the hands of terrorists, the billions of US dollars sent out of the country via remittances to ‘home’ countries have a huge impact on the US as it is money that is not available to our economy.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, So what did they expect?, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

Former State Department employee: virtually impossible to vet refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 28, 2018

Adding a knowledgeable and experienced voice to the on-going debate in the White House on possible refugee admission numbers for FY19, don’t miss Mary Doetsch writing at the Daily Caller yesterday on the question of security screening of refugees.

 

FAILURES IN REFUGEE VETTING PROCESS LEAD TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN OUR HOMETOWNS

 

As refugee contractors — who make money on every refugee they resettle — break into hyper-lobbying mode to demand that the Trump administration resettle “at least 75,000” in the coming fiscal year, the recent lies and criminal activity of five refugees who were resettled via the fraud-laden U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) are, once again, being willfully ignored.

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This is part of the refugee industry’s extensive and well-funded media campaign to pressure the President in to agreeing to admit 75,000 refugees beginning in five weeks.

Four improperly deemed “refugees” were charged with murder, lying to gain admission into the United States, and immigration benefits, among other crimes, while a fifth was charged with attempted murder.

In each case, the approved refugee likely would have been subjected to the much-touted, though often feckless, “enhanced vetting” that advocates say both ensures the legitimacy of the refugee claim and protects U.S. security interests. Nonetheless, at least four of the five successfully lied their way through what advocates claim is the “most vetted” interviewing process, duping refugee officers with their fabricated stories.

Sadly, these cases are simply the tip of the iceberg. As a Refugee Coordinator who covered the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Europe and Cuba for eight years, I had first-hand knowledge of country conditions and political realities, and I saw and read hundreds of fraudulent refugee claims.

Disturbingly, the majority of refugee claims are ultimately approved, despite serious questions regarding the applicants’ reliability and truthfulness, often based solely on their testimony.

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Despite claims that refugees are subject to the most intense scrutiny prior to resettlement into the United States, the bottom line is that in countries with ill-functioning governments or where no reliable data exists, it is virtually impossible to vet refugee candidates.

Read it all here.

Moratorium!

And, if you haven’t told the White House what you think about how many refugees could be admitted to the US beginning October first, do it now.

I’m saying zero until the refugee program is completely reformed by Congress!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition, Trump, Trump Watch!, What you can do | Tagged: , , , | 10 Comments »

Case of Iraqi refugee linked to ISIS exposes failed vetting system under Obama

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 28, 2018

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The UN helped pick him for US resettlement!

Nayla Rush writing at the Center for Immigration Studies poses a wide range of questions about how a man with two arrest warrants in Iraq got in to the US from Turkey in 2014, received extensive benefits from the US taxpayer, and lived here until now undetected.

Entitled:

Follow-Up Questions on Omar Ameen’s Refugee Resettlement Case

 

I have chosen two questions to highlight the fact that we allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a non-profit Catholic group to do the initial screening of refugees entering the US from Turkey.

BTW, during Obama’s term in office, Turkey was the second highest processing country for refugees entering the US after Kenya.

Do you trust those two agencies to decide who your new neighbors will be?

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Obama, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Trump | Tagged: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Memory lane: Then FBI Director Comey told the Senate that 300 refugees were being investigated by the FBI for terror connections

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2018

That was in May of 2017.

Love him or hate him, this testimony he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, 2017 was swept under the rug by the mainstream media. But we have this segment of that testimony from the Washington Post in a story entitled:

Read the full testimony of FBI Director James Comey in which he discusses Clinton email investigation

LOL! Maybe they should have subtitled it:

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Comey drops bombshell, says hundreds of refugees did get in to US with ties to Islamic terrorism!

I’m posting this now as a separate post before I get to the main thing I wanted to say today.

From testimony where Director Comey is being questioned by Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii about Trump’s so called “Muslim ban:”

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Trump | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

Uzbek refugee sentenced to additional 20 years in prison for attempted murder

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 18, 2018

The warden was supposed to die! (Kurbanov told the court)

 

Fazliddin Kurbanov was already serving a sentence of 25 years on terrorism charges when he tried to kill the warden at California’s Victorville prison. The warden was seriously wounded and scarred for life from the improvised knife attack.

Thanks to Richard for spotting the story at Creeping Sharia.

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Kurbanov is just one of many vetted refugees who have been found to have terrorist or criminal connections and the Trump Administration has been busy finding more as we have been reporting.

 

We have covered this case from Kurbanov’s arrest in 2013. We were especially interested in how so many radicalized Uzbek’s were being ‘welcomed’ to America as refugees.

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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, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Trump | Tagged: , , , | 12 Comments »

Breitbart: Chronology of lies in case of Iraqi refugee arrested in California

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 17, 2018

So much for “robust” screening…..

Michael Patrick Leahy writing at Breitbart did a thorough job of cataloging the chronology of lies told by alleged ISIS fighter turned Obama refugee—Omar Ameen.

From Breitbart yesterday (I saw it after I posted my short news item on the arrest, here)

And, btw, other news stories on the case only did a quick summary, while Leahy actually went to the court filings:

Iraqi Refugee, Alleged Islamic State Murderer, Arrested in California

 

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested an Iraqi refugee in Sacramento, California on Wednesday on the authority of an arrest warrant for the 2014 murder of an Iraqi police officer issued by an Iraqi judge on May 16.

Ameen

Ameen has a scheduled hearing on Monday in his extradition case—watch the courts save his ass!

“Omar Ameen, 45, an Iraqi national, wanted on a murder charge in Iraq, appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Sacramento, California today in connection with proceedings to extradite him to face trial in Iraq.

Ameen settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee and attempted to gain legal status in the United States,” the Department of Justice said in a statement released late Wednesday.

Court documents alleged that Ameen, who entered the United States from Turkey in November 2014 through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, led a four truck ISIS caravan to Rahwah, Iraq where he murdered the police officer on June 22, 2014.

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Court documents presented on Wednesday outline what appears to be a highly sophisticated ruse by Ameen, who along with many members of his family has been a member of ISIS and its predecessor Islamist terrorist organizations since at least 2004, to gain approval into the U.S. Refugee Admissions program by making a number of false statements, and then use his approved U.S. refugee status as a getaway mechanism after carrying out the 2014 murder of the Iraqi police officer.

Leahy then goes through a series of lies told by Ameen that should have raised red flags if he had ever received any “robust” vetting as the Obama Administration and the refugee industry had been insisting was the case.

As we have reported on many occasions, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees does the first cut on the supposed screening of refugees to America. 

Leahy plucked this bit from government filings against Ameen:

In or about April 2012, Ameen arrived in Turkey and began the process of applying for refugee status.

Ameen claimed on his Resettlement Registration Form before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (“UNHCR”) that in 2010, his father, Abdulsattar Ameen Hussein, was killed due to his cooperation with the American military. . . In actuality, the death certificate for Abdulsattar Ameen (which Ameen did not submit with any of his applications) indicates he died from natural causes—a cerebral clot—on December 25, 2010.

That is just one example of the shoddy screening this alleged ISIS fighter received.

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Apparently James Comey was right about one thing when he told Congress in 2017 that the FBI was investigating US refugees for ties to terrorism.  300 he said! https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/comey-fbi-looking-at-2000-cases-of-us-links-to-foreign-terrorists-300-are-refugees/

Perhaps most astounding is Ameen’s time line.

He was granted refugee status on June 5, 2014 even as he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Iraq for other ISIS terror-related activities. He returned to Iraq on June 22, 2014 and allegedly killed the police officer. Did no one even know he had left Turkey?

Five months later he was resettled in Sacramento by the Obama Administration.

Read all of Leahy’s account here.

Expect the whole story to disappear from the media within days because it flies in the face of the major refugee industry talking point that refugees are thoroughly screened.

By the way, four resettlement contractors were operating in Sacramento in 2014: International Rescue Committee, Church World Service, US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.  Wonder which one placed him.

One more thing…

Through the Obama years Turkey was one of the top countries processing refugees to the US, see here.  Under President Trump, Turkey lost its significant role in sending us mostly Muslim refugees.

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Arizona: Refugee couple arrested, lied on refugee application, terror connection found

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 11, 2018

I first spotted this story at Arizona Central and my first thought was—-here we go again. Although labeled as “refugees,” are they going to tell us anything about the nationality of the lying husband and wife who got in to the US during the Obama Administration?

But after looking around at other stories about yesterday’s breaking news, I see we do have more information this time.  However, my big red flag question is this:

How did these alleged terrorist Africans (supposedly Ethiopians, but their names are Somali names) get to Arizona via China?

 

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I checked Wrapsnet and sure enough we do process a few refugees in to the US from China!  How insane is that! With all the refugee fraud going on around the world, why would we trust anyone (Africans no less!) coming in via China?

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Posted in Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Obama, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Stealth Jihad, Trump | Tagged: , , , , | 14 Comments »

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?

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Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Other Immigration | Tagged: , , | 7 Comments »

Uzbek refugee admits he wanted to kill California prison warden by slitting his throat

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 16, 2018

This is one of those stories I’m sick of writing about.  I’ve followed Fazliddin Kurbanov’s ‘career’ since his arrest in Idaho in 2013.

He is one of those Uzbeks that we have admitted to the US since the Bush Administration who were already radical Islamists back home, and why we took hundreds is still a mystery. Rumor is that the CIA and State Department teamed up to get them here.

This is the latest at The Sun (San Bernardino):

By the way, some stories just list him as an “Uzbek national” but others, like ABC here have it right.  He was a refugee, now he will cost US taxpayers a fortune as we care for him in prison!

An Uzbek national already serving a 25-year terrorism-related sentence has entered a guilty plea for trying to slit the throat of the warden of the Victorville federal prison in a 2016 attack.

Fazliddin Kurbanov

From Kurbanov’s earlier facebook page.

Fazliddin Kurbanov, 34, faces sentencing on June 4 before United States District Judge Virginia A. Phillips in Los Angeles after he entered a guilty plea Tuesday, March 13, to one count of attempted murder of a federal officer. 

Kurbanov attacked then-Warden Calvin Johnson of the Victorville Federal Correctional Institute on May 31, 2016 in a dining facility, where Johnson was standing “near the serving line to be accessible to inmates during the lunch service” court papers said.

Kurbanov, armed with an approximately 4-inch prison-made shank, grabbed Johnson from behind and tried to cut the warden’s throat; when Johnson raised his hands to protect his throat, Kubanov instead slashed the warden on his left side, the document said.

Kurbanov admitted in an interview with authorities that he had made the shank, found a way to conceal it, and intended to kill Johnson with it, the court papers said. The attack took place five months after Kurbanov was sentenced in the terrorism case in Idaho.

Johnson was seriously injured in the attack, but has recovered and is now working at another prison in the federal system, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles said in a statement.

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Obama’s US Attorney for Idaho, Wendy Olson, was concerned with American rabble that might act up during Kurbanov’s 2015 trial!   https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/as-trial-opens-for-idaho-refugee-alleged-terrorist-idaho-statesman-reports-on-refugee-program/

In January 2016, Kurbanov was sentenced to 25 years in prison for for conspiring and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and possessing an unregistered destructive device. He was convicted after a trial.

Prosecutors in that case said Kurbanov made contact with a website for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and discussed with the website administrator “his animosity toward Americans, particularly the military; his desire to build a bomb; possible targets in the United States, including military bases in Idaho and Texas; and his need for instruction on how to construct and remotely detonate a bomb,” according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Idaho.

He also discussed possible targets with an FBI confidential source, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the prosecutor’s office said.

Go here for my complete file on Fazliddin Kurbanov.

His Idaho trial came at a time when tensions began to rise in that state about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program. The US attorney and others went to great lengths to minimize the news about the trial.

See my Idaho archive here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , , | 8 Comments »

Germany: Palestinian jihadist sentenced to life in prison for deadly knife attack

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 2, 2018

Invasion of Europe news….

He was a failed asylum seeker who said he understood the Koran and therefore needed to go out and kill Christians.

From AFP via Malay Mail Online:

HAMBURG, March 1 — A Palestinian jihadist who killed one man and wounded six other people in a German supermarket knife rampage last year was sentenced today to life in prison.

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What a wonderful asset this wannabe refugee was for Germany. Now German taxpayers get to pay for his life in prison.

Ahmad Alhaw, 27, had admitted to the murder and assaults in the river port city of Hamburg.

In delivering the sentence, the judge noted the “particular severity” of the crime, lowering Alhaw’s chances of obtaining early release on parole.

Prosecutors had said the attack stemmed from a “radical Islamist” motive, charging that the man had hoped “he would die as a martyr”.

His aim was to kill as many German Christians as possible to avenge the suffering of Muslims worldwide, they said.

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The defendant entered a supermarket on July 28 last year, snatched a 20-centimetre (eight-inch) knife from the shelves, unwrapped it and fatally stabbed a 50-year-old man.

As panic broke out, he slashed and stabbed at others inside and then outside the shop, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), and also wounding a 50-year-old woman and four men.

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The Islamist attack was Germany’s first since December 2016 when Tunisian Anis Amri ploughed a stolen truck through a Berlin Christmas market in an attack that claimed 12 lives.

The knife rampage led to charges that security services had been too complacent in keeping an eye on Alhaw despite multiple warnings that he was radicalising.

It also fuelled growing xenophobia against Muslim migrants after the mass influx of more than one million asylum seekers since mid-2015.

Witnesses told the court they had seen the failed asylum seeker self-radicalise in the lead-up to the attack.

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….Alhaw, who had watched IS propaganda videos online, grew deeply religious and increasingly distrustful of state authorities.

By 2016 he thought that he suddenly understood the Koran completely, rejected all previous temptations, and started looking at all other people as either true believers or non-believers, the psychiatrist said.

More here.

For my complete ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive go here.  My Germany files are here.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Colonization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

 
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