Video: Man walks across border from Mexico into US dressed like Osama Bin Laden

And walked six miles to the highway without a single Border Patrol, ICE, DHS, FBI or any other agent noticing. via @JamesOKeefeIII

 Wasn’t Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard to the border?

They’re probably all on vacation but Contact Your Elected Officials, put them on permanent vacation in November.

 

 

New York is top U.S. city with “known or suspected terrorists”

You already know #2 on the list from yesterday’s post about Dearborn, Michigan and Jihad Watch had the top 5 from the same report:

The top five U.S. cities represented on the main watchlist for “known or suspected terrorists” are New York; Dearborn, Mich.; Houston; San Diego; and Chicago. At 96,000 residents, Dearborn is much smaller than the other cities in the top five, suggesting that its significant Muslim population—40 percent of its population is of Arab descent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau—has been disproportionately targeted for watchlisting. Residents and civil liberties advocates have frequently argued the Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities in and around Dearborn are unfairly targeted by invasive law enforcement probes, unlawful profiling, and racism.

“New York” is a state so it’s not quite clear if that refers to just Manhattan, or other boroughs overflowing with Hamas and jihad supporting Muslims including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and possibly portions of New Jersey (e.g., the known Muslim terror hotspot Jersey City).

Leaked Report: Illegals from Terror Hotspots, Ebola-affected Nations Exploiting Open US Border

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via Leaked CBP Report Shows Entire World Exploiting Open US Border.

A leaked intelligence analysis from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveals the exact numbers of illegal immigrants entering and attempting to enter the U.S. from more than 75 different countries. The report was obtained by a trusted source within the CBP agency who leaked the document and spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. The report is labeled as “Unclassified//For Official Use Only” and indicates that the data should be handled as “Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU).”

It is important to note these numbers do not include data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The unavailable ICE data are in addition to these numbers.

The report reveals the apprehension numbers ranging from 2010 through July 2014. It shows that most of the human smuggling from Syria and Albania into the U.S. comes through Central America. The report also indicates the routes individuals from North Africa and the Middle East take into the European Union, either to illegally migrate there or as a possible stop in their journey to the United States. The data are broken down further into the specific U.S. border sectors where the apprehensions and contact occurred.

Among the significant revelations are that individuals from nations currently suffering from the world’s largest Ebola outbreak have been caught attempting to sneak across the porous U.S. border into the interior of the United States. At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014.

Twenty-eight individuals from Pakistan were caught attempting to sneak into the U.S. this year alone, with another 211 individuals either turning themselves in or being caught at official ports of entry.

Thirteen Egyptians were caught trying to sneak into the U.S. this year alone, with another 168 either turning themselves in or being caught at official ports of entry.

Four individuals from Yemen were caught attempting to sneak into the U.S. by Border Patrol agents in 2014 alone, with another 34 individuals either turning themselves in or being caught attempting to sneak through official ports of entry. Yemen is not the only nation with individuals who pose terror risks to the U.S. that the report indicates travel from. The failed nation of Somalia, known as a hotbed of Islamic terror activity, was also referenced in the report. Four individuals from Somalia were caught trying to sneak into the U.S. by Border Patrol agents in 2014. Another 290 either turned themselves in or were caught attempting to sneak in at official ports of entry. This reporter previously covered the issue of illegal immigration into the U.S. from Somalia and other nations in the Horn of Africa.

Follow Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby on Twitter @brandondarby.

Read it all.

Last week, Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas from Mexico.

See how liberal hypocrites run when asked to house illegal immigrants in their own homes:

A “predominantly Muslim neighborhood”…in Texas

Which came first, the mosque or the predominantly Muslim neighborhood? via KXXV-TV – Central Texas News for Waco, Temple, Killeen. h/t the excellent, yet apparently now defunct, Halalporkshop (if you want to post here let us know)

KILLEEN – Some vandalism that occurred overnight Tuesday, July 1, has some neighbors from a predominantly Muslim neighborhood on edge.

Four families on Omar Dr. and Medina Dr. in Killeen, found their car tires slashed Wednesday morning. Two similar incidents occurred on Barcelona Dr. and Onion Rd.

Ausaf Khan has lived near the Islamic Center of Greater Killeen on Omar Dr. since 2005.

He said this type of vandalism is unusual in this area.

“This is a peaceful neighborhood. Never had [a] problem,” said Khan.

He said he does not believe he was a target, but he still feels uneasy about the situation.

“Whoever did this could do more than [what he did]. He could come with a gun next time and he could [fire], so that is kind of scary,” said Khan.

One neighbor who did not want to go on camera said this could be a hate crime because most of the victims are Muslims from Pakistan.

However, Killeen Police Department Public Information Officer Carroll Smith said police did not believe this is a hate crime. She said the victims did not tell officers they felt targeted and similar crimes happened in two other areas of the city.

 It starts with a few Muslims. Then comes the mosque. The next thing you know it’s a predominantly Muslim neighborhood.

Houston: Mosque protests plans for new bar

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Houston, we have a problem…with sharia. The Islamic Society of Greater Houston wants sharia to take precedent over local zoning laws. Also note how dhimmi Nicole Appelby titled the article, via Ramadan ruined? Mosque and neighbors protest plans for new Houston bar – CultureMap Houston. h/t LOOK UNDER THE BURKA

A proposed new Little Woodrow’s location — the seventh Houston patio bar in the growing chain — is drawing opposition from neighborhood residents on an eclectic Upper Kirby street that includes a mosque, farmers market, office buildings and expensive townhomes.

Over the weekend, customers at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market noticed a sign stating that the chain has made a request to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a permit for a Little Woodrow’s Kirby Ice House. The sign is posted on a vacant lot on Eastside Street between the farmers market and the Bammel Park townhome subdivision and across the street from the headquarters of Dress for Success and the Islamic Society of Greater Houston.

Plans include a rustic 5,000 square-foot-building with a 2,000 square-foot outdoor patio centered around a large oak tree on the property, Little Woodrow’s owner Danny Evans revealed to CultureMap. “We are a well-known neighborhood style bar. I’ve always put the locations in the upscale, prime areas of Houston that have the need for a neighborhood gathering place,” Evans said.

Evans argues there is a need for a “really nice” neighborhood bar in the densely populated area with lots of professionals within a radius of a few blocks. “I am sure there are going to be people who wish that this bar wasn’t going to be there but their options are either us or a high rise office building. It’s a great piece of property, and it is what it is,” he said.

But officials for Dress for Success, located almost directly across the street from the proposed bar, say they are concerned with security problems. Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, located just a little over 300 feet from the proposed bar, are worried that the rowdy atmosphere will upset the spiritual nature of the mosque where hundreds pray. And the head of the Bammel Park Homeowners Association, located next door to the lot where the bar may be built, is troubled about the possibility of excessive noise in the quiet neighborhood.

The Islamic Society of Greater Houston, which has been located on Eastside Street for over 30 years, is concerned that the bar will endanger the spiritual nature of the oldest and most centrally-located mosque in Houston. “Having a bar across the street would threaten the sacredness of our services,”  said a mosque spokesman who asked not to be identified.

Officials are also concerned about parking and security issues as worshippers come to the mosque at night for meals (the mosque serves over 200 meals a night to families this month during Ramadan) and other social services. They are worried that worshippers could potentially be verbally harassed as they walk past the bar from the bus stop on Richmond Avenue to the mosque.

Mosque officials believe the new bar is violating the spirit if not the letter of the law as TABC regulations prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages “within 300 feet of a public or private school, church and/or public hospital.” They believe that Little Woodrow’s moved their front door around to the side to meet the requirement. Little Woodrow’s owner Evans said no such changes were made. “This was never an issue and the entrance was always more than 300 feet away,” he said.

The mosque did not hear about the plans of the bar to open until Steve Bolton, president of the Bammel Park Homeowners Association, sent out an email to the entire neighborhood. Bolton believes the bar will drive down property values and increase the noise level. The upscale townhome complex is only a few feet away from the proposed Little Woodrow’s property line.

Parking is also a major issue, Bolton said. “If the bar were to open, students from Lamar High School (who park in the area) will be parking right across the street from a bar,” he said.

Evans said the bar will have more than 300 parking spaces and the big live oak tree in the backyard will remain, creating a park-like feel with a lot of outdoor space. He said that a fence will be raised to eight feet at neighbors’ suggestions and other landscaping accommodations will be made.

The bar also plans to feature over 60 beers on tap with state of the art televisions and audio system. Evans said this location will have high-end furnishings with the same rustic Texas ranch decor from all of the other locations.

“We are aware of our surroundings and we are taking that into consideration with our design. Little Woodrow’s is not a loud place,” he said.

Parking spaces, noise, housing prices – sounds very much like those who oppose mosques in their neighborhoods yet always lose.

They’re crossing the borders illegally and imposing sharia once they establish fortresses in the host nation.

Texas Rancher Found Urdu Dictionary, Korans Near U.S. Border

More evidence the full-scale invasion is more than just illegal alien children and gang-bangers. via The Odd Book One Texas Rancher Found Near the Border | TheBlaze.com.

An Urdu-to-English dictionary was not something Mike Vickers expected to find on the rocky earth underneath the cattle fencing around his 1,000-acre Texas ranch.

Yet there it was — dropped, Vickers guesses, when its carrier got zapped by his fence’s electricity, and adding yet another dimension to the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of people have been flooding into the United States.

Vickers’ property line runs along Highway 281, just 4 1/2 miles north from the Falfurrias Border Patrol station. The station itself is about 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, the first highway checkpoint for vehicles coming from Mexico in an area known for heavy illegal alien and drug trafficking. Instead of moving through the checkpoint, however, Vickers said that up to 30 people cross his property every day to try to evade the Border Patrol. Years ago, it was only a handful a day.

While local ranchers have to contend with torn-up fences, broken water lines, contaminated wells and robbery on a daily basis from illegal immigrants streaming through, a Texas Border Patrol agent told TheBlaze there is “no doubt” that among the hordes of Central Americans are also crossers from Pakistan and Afghanistan, raising significant national security concerns.

“We have limited resources,” said the agent, who was not authorized to speak publicly. “It’s frustrating for all of us and there’s no doubt that we have OTMs [Other Than Mexicans] coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and other parts of the world that we are very concerned with — these guys won’t be turning themselves into Border Patrol like the family units or children. I expect we’ll see more the OTMs of special interest this year and next, now that they know they can get in easier and they won’t be turned back home.”

Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, is also spoken in parts of Afghanistan and India. People coming from these parts of the world are considered persons of special interest because of their potential connections to extremist groups in those regions, the agent said.

“We’ve found Korans, prayer rugs and many other unusual items at the border that certainly raise concern,” the agent said.

Vickers found the dictionary in May 2013 and reported it to the authorities. He spoke about it publicly for the first time in a documentary clip obtained exclusively by TheBlaze, speaking with filmmaker Chris Burgard. The dictionary’s former owner had flagged translated passages about using American dollars.

 

Central Americans not only ones being smuggled through Mexico to U.S.

A sidebar to this Breitbart article, TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID, Says Border Patrol Union. If Muslim terrorists can walk across the border, then board a plane without ID, what’s next?

Does anyone actually think that cartels and others criminal or possible terrorist organizations are not taking advantage of the fact that we are having to leave our border wide open while we reassigning the majority of our agents to process family units and minors? Of course this situation is being exploited by such threats.”

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s “Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean” revealed that individuals from the terror-prone Somalia were traveling to Central America in efforts to illegally enter the United States. The report states:

“Central Americans are not the only ones being smuggled through Mexico to the United States. Irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Somalia, and Ethiopia), as well as South Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, India), China, and other African and Asian states are being smuggled through Central America.”

In light of the UN report, possible public safety risks posed by illegal aliens who claim to be from Central America flying unidentified and without effective documentation are further illuminated by a previous in-depth analysis of Somalia by the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. They wrote on Somalia:

“Its porous borders mean that individuals can enter without visas, and once inside the country, enjoy an almost complete lack of law enforcement. Somalia has long served as a passageway from Africa to the Middle East based on its coastal location on the Horn of Africa, just a boat ride away from Yemen. These aspects make Somalia a desirable haven for transnational terrorists, something Al-Qaeda has tried to capitalize on before, and is trying again now.”

Considering Islamic prayer mats, and MS-13 member with Arabic tattoos have been found, we know jihadists having been crossing into the U.S. illegally for years. In fact:

Will you sit idly by as your country is intentionally and systematically destroyed? Your elected officials will.

Texas: Second Muslim, UT student pleads guilty to aiding Islamic terrorists

via Austin news: UT student pleads guilty to aiding terrorist charge | www.statesman.com.

A University of Texas student has pleaded guilty to a charge of providing material support to terrorists.

Rahatul Ashikim Khan, 23, of Round Rock, is facing up to 15 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.

Investigators say he had been recruiting jihadi fighters through an online chat room. A separate indictment out of a Miami federal court obtained by the American-Statesman complaint seems to shares ties to the complaint against Khan and alleges possible co-conspirators had been funding three groups, designated by the United States as terrorist organizations, that have operated in Iraq, Syria and Somalia.

Khan was one of two men who made international headlines last month after they were charged with the rare federal offense. Michael Todd Wolfe, 23, pleaded guilty Friday, admitting he had planned to join an al-Qaida offshoot gaining force in Syria.

Khan waived a dentention hearing in request of bail this week.

“Rahatul Khan’s admissions during this morning’s guilty plea should serve as a sobering reminder that we need to remain vigilant in our efforts to detect and root out terrorism, even in our own back yard,” U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said in a statement. “Great credit is due to the dedicated law enforcement professionals whose tireless efforts contributed to the apprehension of Khan and Michael Wolfe, who pled last week in a separate case to similar charges. National security is, and will remain, the first priority of this office and our law enforcement partners.”

For more read these previous posts on the two Muslims arrested in Texas.

 

Texas: Man pleads guilty, planned to join Islamic terror group ISIS

via Texas man pleads guilty to attempt to join ISIS – Los Angeles Times.

Michael Wolfe, 23, of Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty to a plot to join ISIS in armed combat in Syria on Friday, federal authorities said. (Austin Police Dept)

Michael “Faruq” Wolfe, 23, of Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty to a plot to join ISIS in armed combat in Syria on Friday, federal authorities said. (Austin Police Dept)

A 23-year-old Texas man admitted Friday that he had been practicing military maneuvers and planned to travel to Syria to join ISIS, the terror group that has claimed thousands of lives in a violent march through Iraq in recent weeks.

Michael Wolfe, a.k.a. Faruq, of Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, according to a statement issued by the U.S. attorney’s office in San Antonio.

He was arrested 10 days ago when he tried to board a flight out of Houston. Another man, 23-year-old Rahatul Ashikim Khan, was arrested the same day at his house in Round Rock, Texas, and was charged with trying to recruit men to join terrorist organizations, federal authorities said.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office would not say if Khan attempted to recruit Wolfe specifically.

During his court appearance Friday, Wolfe admitted he launched the plot to join ISIS in August 2013. In the last year, Wolfe said he did physical fitness training, practiced military maneuvers and tried to cover up communications about his plans to engage in a “violent jihad,” the release said.

Wolfe traveled to Houston on June 17 and planned to take several flights, eventually hoping to land in Syria, where he would join ISIS’ armed conflict. But the man he purchased the plane tickets from was an undercover FBI agent.

Wolfe will stay in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has not been scheduled.

Daryl Fields, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office, told the Los Angeles Times Khan has entered a plea of not guilty, and a detention hearing has been scheduled for June 30.

He remains in federal custody, and jury selection for hsi criminal trial is expected to begin on August 25, Fields said.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an Al Qaeda splinter group better known as ISIS, has captured several cities in Iraq this month during a bloody march toward Baghdad. The uprising, in part, has been driven by accusations that the sitting Iraqi government has been overly partial to the country’s Shiite population.

 

Texas: Muslim shoots brother & sister, then self in triple killing

via Shooter ID’d in triple killing in Stafford | News – Home. h/t Under the Burka

STAFFORD, Texas – Stafford police have identified the shooter in a mass murder-suicide that claimed the lives of three children on Tuesday.

Investigators say Fahad Mughal, 18, used a shotgun and an AR-15 assault rifle to kill his brother, Faheem Mughal, 23, and sister Rebecca Mughal, 15, before killing himself. Police say the children’s mother found their bodies scattered through the family’s home in the 13100 block of Venice Lane in Stafford at around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say a motive for the killings may never be known, but there may have been tension within the family. Police say the children’s father, Jamil, had recently moved out of the house. Stafford police have responded to eight calls for service at that address since 2005, including disturbance complaints.

Dasleem Siddiqui with the Houston Pakistani-American Association says the killings sent a shockwave through Houston’s Pakistani community.

“The whole community is in sorrow and we are shocked. This is a big tragedy for the family and the community,” Siddiqui said.

A fourth child, a daughter, was attending classes at Houston Community College at the time of the shooting. Police say that probably saved her life.

Funeral services for the victims are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Houston’s Al Noor mosque.

Texas: Man says apartment complex called his US flag a ‘threat to Muslim community’

via Man says apartment complex called his US flag a ‘threat to Muslim community’ | khou.com Houston.

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WEBSTER, Texas — A Webster man says his apartment complex manager told him his American flag was a “threat to the Muslim community,” and that he has to take it down. But he’s not giving up without a fight.

Stepping onto Duy Tran’s balcony in Webster, one thing is clear: “It means a lot to me,” he said.

He’s talking about his American flag that he proudly put up when he moved in just a few days ago. But then an apartment manager at the Lodge on El Dorado told him he had to take it down.

“What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” said Tran. “I’m not a threat toward anybody.”

We tried to ask a manager if that’s exactly what was said, but she just handed us a statement, refused to answer any questions, and called an officer to escort us off the property, before we could press any further:

“While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident’s patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines. Such guidelines maintain the aesthetics of our apartment community and provide for the safety of all residents. The apartment community already proudly displays our country’s flag in a safe and appropriate manner at the entrances to our community.”

But we saw other patriotic symbols hanging from other balconies in the complex, and Tran doesn’t plan to budge.

“I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there,” said Tran.

To Tran it’s about so much more than stars and stripes.

“I have friends that died for this country,” he said.

So he says this fight is the least he can do.

We have not heard of any residents complaining about any flags at the complex, or any of the patriotic items we saw. In fact, we spoke to several neighbors who say they want Tran’s flag to stay.

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Texas: Two men charged with providing support to Islamic terrorists

 Meanwhile, the same Feds at Obama’s orders are allowing terrorists and gangbangers to freely enter the U.S. and receive immediate welfare.  via Feds charge two Texas men with providing support to terrorists | TheHill.

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Two men in Texas have been arrested and charged with providing material support to terrorists, including those in Syria, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

Rahatul Ashikim Khan, 23, and Michael Todd Wolfe, 23, were arrested near Austin, Texas on Tuesday by authorities with the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force.

While Khan was arrested at his home, Wolfe was about to board a flight to Europe at the George H.W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport.

In a federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday, Khan was charged with providing material support to terrorists. From early 2011 through Jan. 2012, “he conspired with others to recruit persons to travel overseas to support terrorist activities including committing violent jihad,” the Justice Department said.

Wolfe has been charged with the same crime after planning to travel to the Middle East “to provide his services to radical groups engaged in armed conflict in Syria.”

The Justice Department did not specify which terrorist group Wolfe was working with. There are a number of radical groups operating in Syria, but Jabhat al-Nusra, a branch of al Qaeda, is the most prominent.

Khan and Wolfe could face up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 if convicted.

Both remain in federal custody, and have been scheduled to attend a detention hearing on Friday in Austin.

“Protecting the citizens of this community from the threat of harm both from within the United States and abroad is our highest priority, and we will continue to work with our partners to detect, investigate and prosecute those who seek to advance their ideology through acts of terrorism,” Robert Pitman, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, said in a statement.

The two young men were caught after an investigation conducted by a slew of local, state and federal agencies including the FBI, IRS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Army Intelligence and multiple police departments.

The news of the arrest comes just a day after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) warned about the rise in people with Western passports going to fight in Iraq and Syria.

 Yes they are both Muslims.  2 Texas Men Arrested on Terror Charges

One of the men, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen named Rahatul Ashikim Khan, allegedly wanted to join al-Shabab, a Somalia-based terror group linked to al Qaeda. For the other, Michael Todd Wolfe from Houston, learning to fight in Syria was allegedly the goal.

According to charging documents, Wolfe’s wife met an undercover FBI agent in August 2013 and told the agent she and her husband wanted to “perform a violent form of jihad” outside of the United States. She said Wolfe “just wants to hop into Syria. He’s just ready to die for his deen [religion]. He’s ready to die for someone, for something,” court documents say.

In June 2011, Khan told the informant that his brain “starts bleeding” when he sees weak “bengalis” who have “no love for jihad” and “no love to shed blood,” authorities allege.

Khan became a U.S. citizen in 2002 and is a full-time student at University of Texas-Austin, which is now on summer recess.

 

“Children” a Distraction as Cartels, Terrorists Flood Across Southern Border (video)

National security is completely compromised.”

Rapidly becoming the most disruptive event in modern U.S. history. Ignored by elected officials who swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” If protecting U.S. borders and expelling invaders – whatever age they may be – is not the highest priority, the United States of America is no longer.

Contact Your Elected Officials

More: BORDER PATROL AGENTS SOUNDS ALARM

DML: Do the American people have any idea as to what is coming across?

BP: No.  This is not about what you see, it’s about what you don’t see.  The amount of criminals, murderers and terrorists entering the U.S. right now is overwhelming.  We can’t stop it.  We’re like the cream inside an Oreo.  We’re stuck in the middle.  Scouts watch us from the Mexican side.  Scouts watch us from the American side.  Americans are working for the Cartels.

DML: Americans?

BP: Yes, and lots of them.  And because we are so preoccupied, the opportunities for the very worst people to sneak across is there 24/7.  Everyone in our agency knows it.  National security is completely compromised.

DML: How long has this been going on?

BP: It started to get really bad in January.  But it’s gotten really, really bad over the last month and seems to be worsening by the day.  The traffic is unreal.

DML: Who gave the directive to release these people into the U.S. instead of deporting them?

BP: It’s definitely coming from high up.  One day during roll call we were told we have new procedures regarding families.  And that’s when we started releasing them all into the U.S.   Agents like myself were up in arms, but there is nothing we can do.  Nobody, and I mean nobody, working at the Border Patrol is happy about what is happening.  We want to deport these people.  We want to do our jobs. 

Texas: Middle Eastern Men Are Getting Driver’s Licenses With Hispanic Names

via Middle Eastern Men Are Getting Driver’s Licenses With Hispanic Names. h/t Jihad Watch

PoliceOne warns officers that people of middle eastern ethnicity are changing their names or presenting themselves as hispanics in order to disguise their ethnicity and better blend into their communities. While this has been common practice among immigrants in the past, it presents a technique that possible terrorists or members of sleeper cells could use to escape notice.

The Texas Department of Public Safety informed the San Antonio Division Joint Terrorism Task Force that individuals of Middle Eastern descent are obtaining new Texas driver’s licenses with Hispanic surnames.

Approximately 20 individuals of Middle Eastern origin are utilizing the Travis County (Austin, Texas) District Court each week to change their names and driver’s licenses from Middle Eastern to Hispanic surnames.

The process involves submitting a form and fingerprints to the District Court. The Austin JTTF is investigating the applicants and application process with the Texas Department of Safety and investigators from the Travis County District Attorney’s office. At this time it is unknown as to how widespread these driver’s license changers are.

San Antonio has multiple concerns about these driver license changes. Foremost is the change in identity and ability to mingle in the predominantly Hispanic community without arousing suspicion, because of their darker skin tone, resembling local Hispanics.

Second is the lack of security afforded the fingerprint cards, allowing the possibility of substitution by individuals of concern by individuals who would not arouse suspicion. These driver license changes may not be limited to Hispanic surnames but might involve common names or other ethnicities.

Considering the current threat reporting and the frequent presence of President Bush within the State of Texas, San Antonio would like to determine how widespread this practice of driver’s license change is in border states and nationwide.

San Antonio Division will focus on determining the true identity, background and reason for those individuals of Middle Eastern descent who have changed their identity to Hispanic.

If you have any questions regarding the information in this report, please call El Paso I.C.A.T., 915-872-5775.

 

Texas: Muslim charged in killing of Iranian woman who left Islam for Christianity

The deceased apparently helped the daughter of the killer leave Islam and find a non-Muslim boyfriend – who was also found killed. via Texas man charged in killing of Iranian student | Mail Online. h/t BNI

A Houston-area man, originally from Jordan, has been charged in the 2012 shooting death of an Iranian student and women’s rights activist.

Spokesman Jeff McShan says a grand jury in Houston indicted 56-year-old Ali Irsan on Thursday in the January 2012, killing of 30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh.

Bagherzadeh was shot to death as she talked with her boyfriend on her cellphone

Her body was discovered slumped behind the wheel of her car after crashing into the upscale Houston townhome complex where she lived with her parents.

Bagherzadeh was a molecular genetic technology student at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She was also an outspoken Iranian activist.

Friends have said she told them she was once arrested for not wearing the correct dress, and had been strictly disciplined for dating a man who was considered inappropriate.

She told them she was so sick of Islam that she converted to Christianity and was baptized at Second Baptist Church.

In the wake of Iran’s 2009 presidential elections, widely regarded as fraudulent, Bagherzadeh joined dozens of Houston Iranians in protest, even appearing on TV.

In January 2012 she was driving from the Beavers’ home in Spring when she was shot while turning into her parents’ town home

She was chatting on the phone with a friend who told police he heard her scream before her car crashed into a garage.

Police say the assailant fired several times at close range through the glass of her passenger window.

The mystery deepened 11 months later, in November 2012, when the twin brother of Bagherzadeh’s boyfriend was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds inside his apartment.

At the time, deputies would not confirm at the time whether there was a connection between the killings of Bagherzadeh and 28-year-old Coty Beavers.

Record show Beavers and Nesreen Ali Irsan applied for a marriage license in 2011.

His daughter.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for Irsan, of Conroe. A grand jury indicted Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan two weeks ago.

Investigators spent hours raiding several of Irsan’s rural homes and properties yesterday, where they arrested him and two others.

‘I’m sure her family wanted to find the person,’ said Fatan Kasbidi, one of Bagherzadeh’s friends. ‘I want to find peace.’

The U.S. Attorneys Office says three people are in custody on federal fraud charges.

One of those arrested sat smiling in the rear of a police car.

The police presence was significant as heavily armed officers – some in paramilitary gear – searched at least four properties around Montgomery County.

Irsan, who’s from Jordan, is charged now with her murder.

Detectives are not saying yet what links him to the killing or identifying the other two who are in custody on the federal fraud charges.

Bagherzadeh’s death shocked Houston’s close-knit Iranian community and fueled widespread speculation about whether foreign governments were to blame or if it was an honor killing.

The molecular genetics student had moved from Tehran just four years earlier and spoken out publicly against the Iranian government. Christian converts like her are often executed in Iran.

 

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