FBI Director: Americans Fighting With ISIS ‘Entitled’ to Come Back

via FBI Director: Americans Fighting With ISIS ‘Entitled’ to Come Back | CNS News.

FBI Director James Comey told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that “a dozen or so” Americans are fighting with terrorists in Syria; “yes,” he knows who they are; and they are “entitled to come back” unless their passport is revoked; and if they do come back, they will be tracked.

Asked if he know who “each and every one” of the Americans are, Comey said, “of that dozen or so, I do.”

Comey said he expects some of these Americans to return to the United States: “Ultimately, an American citizen, unless their passport’s revoked, is entitled to come back. So, someone who’s fought with ISIL, with an American passport wants to come back, we will track them very carefully.”

Here’s the exchange between Pelley and Comey:

Pelly: How many Americans are fighting in Syria on the side of the terrorists?

Comey: In the area of a dozen or so.

Pelley: Do you know who they are?

Comey: Yes.

Pelley: Each and every one of them?

Comey: I think of that, dozen or so, I do. I hesitate only because I don’t know what I don’t know.

Pelley: With American passports, how do you keep them from coming home and attacking the homeland?

Comey: Ultimately, an American citizen, unless their passport’s revoked, is entitled to come back. So, someone who’s fought with ISIL, with American passport wants to come back, we will track them very carefully.

On Sept. 2,  State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, “The United States, including the State Department, has long had the authority to revoke passports.

“Obviously, there are different reasons for that, including fraud but also pending legal charges, which would be more applicable in some of these cases that we’re discussing (foreign fighters). Clearly, we wouldn’t make those decisions on our own. We would make them in coordination with law enforcement authorities.”

Psaki continued: “There are also capabilities that the United States has, including putting individuals on a no-fly list…So I think, obviously, there are a range of steps and ways that we can prevent individuals who pose harm to us from either returning to the United States or being allowed to stay…being allowed to operate as private citizens in the United States. And that’s – we’ve long had those capabilities.”

Asked if “any such maneuvers” were actually underway, Psaki said she would “not going to be able to confirm numbers or any specifics.”

The FBI is not only tracking Americans who are in Syria, but also those who want to go.

Last month, FBI agents arrested a 19-year-old Colorado women, Shannon Conley, as she attempted to board a flight to Turkey. She later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, specifically Al-Qaeda  and its affiliates, including ISIS/ISIL.

The U.S. Justice Department said FBI agents met with Conley “on numerous occasions” to try to “persuade her not to carry out her plans to travel overseas to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization and to engage in violent jihad.”

Conley’s foray into terrorism began when she met a man on the Internet who said he was an active member of ISIS. The two later became engaged.

Asked if “lone wolves” are the biggest threat to the U.S., Comey told “60 Minutes” he doesn’t like that term, “because it conveys a sense of dignity I don’t think they deserve.

“These homegrown violent extremists are troubled souls, who are seeking meaning in some misguided way. And so they come across the propaganda and they become radicalized on their own, independent study, and they’re also able to equip themselves with training again on the Internet, and then engage in jihad after emerging from their basement.”

“The name ‘lone wolf’ offends you?” Pelley asked.

“It does,” Comey said. “I’d prefer ‘lone rat’ to capture the kind of person we’re talking about.”

Despite the threat posed by ISIS/ISIL and lone wolves, Comey said the U.S. is better able to deal with the threat than it was when al Qaeda was at its peak:

“We are better organized as an intelligence community. We’re better organized and equipped at the border. We have relationships with our foreign partners. All of which make us better able to see dots and connect dots. The transformation since before 9/11 is striking.”

He specifically mentioned that the FBI’s Hostage Rescue team has “more than doubled in size since 9/11,” and members of that team have joined U.S. Special Operations Forces in hundreds of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, even capturing a suspect indicted for his role in the Benghazi terror attack.

“We’re there to make sure that we have a criminal option in our country’s toolbox when we take the fight to the terrorists,” Comey said, referring to the Obama administration’s preference to try terrorists in court.


Comey says he knows them all, a dozen or so, even though previous reports stated at least 300 Muslims from the U.S. were waging jihad overseas. And then there is this Wanted by the FBI page. If they know them all, why are they asking citizens for help indentifying ISIS jihadists?

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If you join the caliphate that has declared America an enemy, the only thing you’re entitled to is a drone strike. And if come back cowardly without martyring yourself – fearing 72 virgins – then you should be charged with treason.

It’s nonsensical talk like this from the FBI and staged propaganda like this that makes one wonder if Naomi Wolf is on to something.

Why are we fighting them over there if we’re going to allow them back in the U.S. to continue their jihad?

 

Al Sharpton to headline Hamas-front fundraiser with Virginia Democrat

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via Sharpton to headline Hamas-front fundraiser.

Al Sharpton, a close Obama adviser, will headline the event sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a suspected Hamas front group whose executive director has recently come under NSA surveillance. CAIR lists Sharpton as its “keynote speaker” on its website.

In recent years, Sharpton and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad have pledged solidarity on the issue of civil-rights.

Awad, who’s the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his ties to Hamas, joined Sharpton at last month’s funeral for Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Awad has called on Muslims to join African-Americans in protesting the case.

The Justice Department in 2007 named CAIR an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the largest terrorist fundraising trial in U.S. history, a designation a federal judge subsequently refused to overturn in response to a CAIR complaint. Sharpton’s A-list appearance Saturday at CAIR’s annual banquet held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, not far from the Pentagon, will help CAIR raise tens of thousands of dollars.

CAIR, in turn, has supported several of Sharpton’s initiatives, in what is shaping up to be a merger of two racial-grievance giants.

Sharpton earlier this year headlined the president’s “My Brother’s Keeper” event creating the $300 million public-private task force that hopes to remove alleged racial “barriers” blocking young black men from succeeding.

Sharpton also stood by Obama in the Oval Office as he signed an executive order creating the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official said. “He gets it.”

However, more than 70 percent of the American public have an “unfavorable opinion” of Sharpton, according to a national poll taken last month by Investor’s Business Daily and Technometrica.

CAIR also has access to the White House, despite FBI concerns. Its officials have made several visits there since Obama took office in 2009.

Also attending CAIR’s banquet is Esam Omeish, a terror-linked director of CAIR’s national board.

As head of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Pentagon-area mosque, Omeish hired the late al-Qaida American cleric Anwar Awlaki as prayer leader at the mosque, which catered to some of the hijackers who flew the plane into the Pentagon. In 2009, the governor of Virginia kicked Omeish off a state commission after a video surfaced of the CAIR official praising violent jihad.

The FBI says it will not do outreach with CAIR until “we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas,” a U.S.-designated terrorist group. In 2007, the Justice Department implicated CAIR and one of its co-founders as “unindicted co-conspirators” in a Hamas fund-raising case, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation. The courts have denied CAIR’s repeated motions for removal from the federal co-conspirator list, which it argues in court filings has damaged its reputation and hurt membership and fundraising efforts.

The fallout from its terror ties is detailed in the bestseller, “Muslim Mafia,” which examines internal CAIR documents obtained from a daring undercover investigation by a former federal agent and his son, who grew an Islamic beard, adopted a Muslim name and identity and took a job as a CAIR intern.

When CAIR asked the U.S. Court to remove it from the “Unindicted Co-Conspirator List” the federal judge, Jorge Solis, wrote in his unsealed ruling, “The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR with Hamas.” The matter was sent to the appellate court which ruled unanimously to keep CAIR on the unindicted co-conspirator list because of the overwhelming evidence against it.

The government provided a massive amount of documentary and testimonial evidence linking CAIR to the Hamas conspiracy for which HLF and its leaders where convicted and given lengthy prison sentences.

Since then, the FBI has cut off all ties with CAIR because of the HLF evidence linking it and its leader Awad to Hamas.

That doesn’t stop Democrats from aiding and abetting the enemy: Democrat Rep. Donates Cash To Hamas-Linked Group

A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas.

“Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations.

Sarsour did not say how much money the Democrat donated.

Moran is a Democrat who represents the Alexandria district in northern Virginia. He’s not running for reelection in 2014.

June 2012, a top White House official said administration officials have had 100s of meetings with CAIR. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” George Selim told The Daily Caller, after being asked if his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups. Selim is the White House’s director for community partnerships.

On Capital Hill, top Democrats have accepted large donations from Awad and his allies.

In May 2012, a covertly-taken photograph showed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi standing near Awad at the top-dollar fundraiser.  Roughly 30 people attended the fundraiser, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

More on the race-hustling bigot and Islamo-tool via Al Sharpton’s Rap Sheet.

Video: The Metcalf terrorist attack on our electric grid

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It was attacked again in August, 2014.

Oklahoma: Muslim Beheader Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women

 via Caleb Howe – Beheading Suspect Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women | Truth Revolt.

On Friday morning, police in Moore, Oklahoma released the identity of the suspect in the brutal beheading of a woman at her workplace: Alton Nolen, who now goes by Jah’Keem Yisrael. Nolen is a convert to Islam, and local press reports that he had attempted to convert other employees at Vaughan Foods, where the murder took place.

Nolen Yisrael OklahomaYisrael is a graduate of Idabel High School in nearby Idabel, Oklahoma, about four hours southeast from Moore where the attack occurred. Nolen was a football player and, by available accounts, not a religious person at the time. A teammate, speaking to Truth Revolt, describes him as “normal” and “a good football player, but not great.”

Local newspaper McCurtain Gazette reports (no online edition is available):

A classmate of Nolen’s, who didn’t wish to be identified, told this newspaper that he spoke to a close family member of Nolen’s today.

He told this newspaper that according to the family member, Nolen was telling coworkers Thursday of an Islamic teaching that said women should be stoned for an offense, and that an argument followed the mark, Nolen was later fired and returned later Thursday, when he beheaded Colleen Hufford, the family member said.

One former resident recalls exclusively for Truth Revolt that only one Muslim family was living in Idabel at the time. The source says the family “owned and operated a pizza shop and started the local soccer league.”

“They spent every Christmas at our home,” she says of the family. “To my knowledge they never interacted with Alton.”

The Gazette reports that Nolen has a long history with the local police department. He has been arrested at least 10 times by Idabel police between 2004 and 2009, on “allegations ranging from assault, burglary, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, drug possession, and larceny,” among other unlisted charges.

Nolan’s classmates state that he converted to Islam while in prison in 2011. Records indicate he was incarcerated for, among other things, assaulting a police officer.

This past Tuesday, posting on Facebook as Jah’Keem Yisrael, Nolen said “Shalom Alhakeium (O Ye Muslims) Allah (sWt) says in the last days, ‘People will be lovers of themselves, proud and unholy.’ So to all of U that masturbating which I think is 80% of the world and for whatever desire it is in your hear that U doing it for – U can get! (warning) This is the last days … 2nd Timothy 3:2.”

The Islamic Council of Oklahoma has stated that Nolen is “not known to any of the leadership in Oklahoma mosques,” however the Facebook page reviewed and confirmed by the Gazette as his shows several photos of him interacting at “the Islamic Mosque in Oklahoma City.”

White House says some jihadists have returned to U.S…but “FBI is looking at them”

Who and where are they? Like illegal aliens, Muslim jihadists are apparently free to come and go as they please. via White House: Some Islamic State fighters have returned to U.S. – Washington Times.

White House officials said Monday that some Americans who have fought alongside the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq have returned to the United States.

“It includes those who’ve gone, those who’ve tried to go, some who’ve come back and are under active — the FBI is looking at them,” a senior White House official told reporters.

It was the first time U.S. officials confirmed that at least some Americans fighting alongside the Islamist extremist group have returned to the U.S. It’s believed that at least 100 Americans have gone to the Middle East to join the terrorist group.

If the WH says 100, it’s much higher.

In a little-noticed speech last week, one lawmaker said as many as 40 radicalized Americans have returned to the U.S. after fighting with the Islamic State.

Mr. Obama will preside at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council this week to lobby foreign leaders to join a U.S.-led coalition to fight the Islamic State. One measure he’s seeking is tighter visa restrictions to prevent some would-be militants from traveling to Syria and Iraq.

Security analysts say the biggest threat from the group are those Americans who are able to travel to Syria and Iraq and train directly with Islamic State jihadists.

“The threat is primarily from the current U.S. passport holders that have been able to make it out of here,” said Dafna Rand, deputy director of studies at the Center for a New American Security. “The secondary threat is to stop the pipeline of Americans that want to go fight there.”

Ms. Rand pointed to a CNAS report she wrote that found the Islamic State is treating foreign fighters differently than other extremist organizations. Where groups such as al Qaeda would often use foreigners as suicide bombers, the Islamic State is instead viewing them as something much more valuable: citizens who can return to their own nations to start terrors cells and plot attacks.

Various intelligence officials usually place the estimate at less than 100 Americans who have traveled to join the Islamic State, usually crossing over the Syrian border through Turkey, which has been coming under increased international pressure to prevent such crossings.

The question is why did it take a citizen videotaping a congressman more than a week ago for the White House to admit Muslim jihadis have returned to the U.S.? via Dem Rep: 40 American ISIL Fighters Have Already Returned to the United States (note: Dem rep is a dhimmi making excuses for Islam)

Rep. Tim Bishop (D., N.Y.) warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat.

Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week.

“One of the concerns is the number of U.S. citizens who have left our country to go join up with ISIS,” Bishop said during the speech. “It is believed there have been some number up to 100 that have done that.”

“It is also believed that some 40 of those who left this country to join up with ISIS have now returned to our country,” Bishop said, eliciting shocked responses from some in the crowd.

These 40 individuals, Bishop said, “are under FBI attention and surveillance. So they are known and being tracked by the FBI.”

Better to let them go and then confiscate the passport. Once they have made the ideological leap to killing Americans, it’s too late. Not letting them go is akin to trapping a rat in a corner.

Boston, Minneapolis and Los Angeles focus of govt plan to slow ‘U.S.-Jihad pipeline’

As we suggested in a previous post, this is less about stemming the flow of jihadis as it is a distribution of more resources to Muslims and Muslim groups…who won’t do a damn thing about stopping imams from preaching jihad or Muslims from going to wage jihad. via Boston a focus of government’s crackdown on ‘U.S.-Jihad pipeline’

 The federal government is targeting Boston and two other American cities to shut down what they are calling the U.S.-Jihad pipeline to ISIS in an attempt to stop Americans from joining the terrorist organization, ABC News reported Monday.

Efforts to shut down the pipeline will focus on Boston, Minneapolis and Los Angeles; cities from where a number of young recruits for ISIS training originated.

Ahmad Abousamra, a dual American-Syrian citizen, who was born in France but grew up in Stoughton and attended Xaverian Brothers Catholic High School in Westwood before transferring to Stoughton High School during his senior year.

Abousamra has been on the run from the FBI for years, and is suspected of joining ISIS and using his computer skills to spread ISIS’ messages on social media, according to ABC News.

ISIS released new videos in which they are calling on Muslims to kill people in countries that belong to the anti-ISIS, United States-led coalition.

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or Canadian or any other disbeliever, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be,’ an ISIS spokesman said.

U.S. officials said Monday that confronting the threat from ISIS is now of the highest urgency, ABC News’s Brian Ross reported.

“We are working very closely with our international partners to try and mitigate this threat,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. “And to try and keep eyes on individuals and to monitor their movements.”

Out of the other side of their mouth, they are importing thousands of Muslims of which there are undoubtedly jihadis and certainly sharia supporters.

Fewer Muslims and fewer mosques and deportation of entire clans is the only way to reduce the jihadi flow from America.

PS: Today is National Voter Registration day. Most readers here are likely registered but make it your duty to get at least five of your friends, colleagues or strangers to register. As much as you dislike the options, we must leverage the system. Use the link or one find your local city/state voter registration website.

Upstate NY Muslim Charged in Plot to Support Islamic Terror Group

via Upstate NY Man Charged in Alleged Plot to Support ISIS: FBI | NBC New York.

Mufid Elfgeeh outside federal court in Rochester, NY

A Rochester-area man has been charged on terror-related counts after the FBI said he tried to buy guns to support the terror group ISIS by wanting to kill American solders in the U.S.

Investigators said Mufid Elfgeeh also boasted he wanted to kill Shiite Muslim residents in his city and find others who would travel to join ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Elfgeeh was first arrested in May, and the firearms charges were made public in June. The recruitment charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Tuesday.

The Justice Department said in addition to posting tweets with photographs and captions like “fighting the American invasion,” they said he tried to buy two handguns and silencers to carry out an attack. But the FBI had been watching him for months and said it was unlikely that he could have carried out his alleged plans.

Officials said they arrested Elfgeeh after he allegedly began seeking financial help to carry out an attack. In a sting, they said he tried to buy the weapons from undercover agents.

Elfgeeh came on the radar after an informant who was paid $21,000 for information tipped them off. A second undercover agent was paid $4,000 for his assistance as well, officials said.

Federal officials said they have Elfgeeh on tape boasting that he hoped to kill 10 to 15 soldiers or former soldiers before releasing a video claiming responsibility.

In one online posting, Elfgeeh allegedly said,”Every Iraqi Sunni jihadist is defined as a terrorist in international society; what they don’t know is that the State of Iraq and Sham (ISIL) will one day rule the world with the will of Allah.”

“We will remain aggressive in identifying and disrupting those who seek to provide support to ISIL and other terrorist groups that are bent on inflicting harm upon Americans,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.

Elfgeeh, 30, is a naturalized American citizen of Yemeni descent. In addition to allegedly contacting the informants for help buying guns, they say he also sent $600 to a Yemeni man to help him get to Syria to join ISIS fighters there.

Elfgeeh is currently being held behind bars without bail. Phone calls and emails to his attorney, with a Rochester public defender’s office, were not returned Tuesday evening.

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