El Paso: Nexus of a Narco-Terror Ring

Narco-Muslim Terror Ring that is. via El Paso: Nexus of a Narco-Terror Ring – Judicial Watch.

A sophisticated narco-terror ring with connections running from El Paso to Chicago to New York City has been uncovered with the help of Judicial Watch.  This narco-terror ring involves two of the FBI’s “most wanted.”

On the morning of August 27, 2014, Emad Karakrah led police on a high-speed chase through Chicago streets as an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) flag waved from his car.  When Chicago Police finally stopped and arrested Karakrah, he told officers his car was rigged with explosives that would detonate if searched.  Bomb disposal units secured the vehicle without incident.  The arrest of Karakrah, 49 years old, helped expose a narco-terrorist network with roots and financing in El Paso.

Authorities believe Karakrah may have been “acting out” during the Chicago flag and bomb threat incident, in the frantic, desperate belief that the rest of his terrorist network had been apprehended by U.S. law enforcement.

Judicial Watch warned the public on August 29th of an imminent terrorist attack in the vicinity of El Paso, based on reporting from its own sources.  (The Obama administration vehemently denied any imminent terror threat until two weeks after Judicial Watch’s report – then reversed its position and largely adopted Judicial Watch’s warning.) Karakrah’s Chicago meltdown occurred because he knew his El Paso and Juarez based networks were under pressure and collapsing.  Simply stated, Karakrah was alone, panicking, and may have been seeking “martyrdom by cop.”

Karakrah is a logistics and transportation operative for militant Islamists in the United States, according to sources close to the investigation.  He moves people, weapons, explosives, drugs, money, and other materiel to terrorist cells operating in Chicago, Brooklyn, NY and Saddle Brook, NJ — among other locations across the United States.  More than a decade ago Karakrah smuggled drugs and weapons for the Juarez drug cartel in Mexico.  In July of this year, he was on a supply run to a militant Islamist cell operating out of a basement in Brooklyn, sources tell Judicial Watch.

Karakrah is, allegedly, also a former FBI confidential informant who has gone rogue, breaking contact with his bureau handlers.  Sources tell Judicial Watch that legal proceedings against Karakrah in Chicago have now twice been delayed because of FBI “equities.” Karakrah’s next hearing is scheduled for October 15, 2014, and he remains in the Cook County Jail.

Before moving to Chicago sometime in 2011, Karakrah lived in Anthony, NM and a suburb of El Paso, TX.  His ex-wife and two children remain in the El Paso area.  In 1999 Karakrah pleaded guilty to felony “Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Child, Ages 13-16” as well as a related conspiracy charge, according to public records.  Law enforcement sources characterized Karakrah as a “dangerous, crazy thug.”

Karakrah’s other El Paso connection is a friend and business associate, Hector Pedroza Huerta.  He is a 44 year old, illegal alien currently residing in the El Paso County Jail Annex after his third arrest in August 2014 for “Driving While Intoxicated.”  Huerta is reportedly now a “kitchen trustee” in the Jail Annex while awaiting court proceedings on federal immigration charges for “unlawful reentry of a removed alien.”  His next federal court date is reportedly October 7, 2014.

Like Karakrah, Huerta is also believed to be deeply involved in smuggling drugs and weapons. Though he is an illegal alien, Huerta has resided in the El Paso area for years.  He has ties to a wealthy American in El Paso with business interests in the transportation industry. The wealthy owner of the transportation business is believed to protect Huerta and provide him with free legal counsel in exchange for Huerta’s continued silence concerning certain aspects of the transportation business.

Huerta is alleged to have smuggled explosives and weapons from the Fort Bliss range and exercise areas in concert with corrupt US Army soldiers and government contractors with gate passes at the El Paso base.  In 2009 he partnered with Karakrah to plan a Chicago truck bombing that was thwarted.  Between December 2010 and February 2011, Huerta and Karakrah also planned two additional bomb plots targeting oil refineries in Houston and the Fort Worth Stockyards, according to Judicial Watch sources.

During the 2010/2011 timeframe, Karakrah and Huerta met with two of the FBI’s “most wanted” terrorists: Jaber A. Elbaneh and Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah (a/k/a: “Javier Robles”).   The meetings took place in a private home in Anthony, NM. The four men discussed the movement of drugs, money and people.

The plots were further planned by fellow conspirators at a “mosque” on Redd Road in El Paso, as well as two other “mosques” in the city.

Karakrah, Huerta, Elbaneh and el Shukrijumah all met again in Anthony, NM in March 2014 according to Judicial Watch sources.

With both Karakrah and Huerta in custody, federal law enforcement officials have an extraordinary opportunity to break the powerful narco-terrorism grip on El Paso – assuming they can overcome internecine turf wars between the various agencies of the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.  Judicial Watch “connected the dots” in this narco-terrorism network for federal law enforcement.

For too long, “experts” have discounted the level of cooperation between Mexican drug cartels and Islamist militants. Meanwhile terrorists, weapons, drugs and money cross back-and-forth over the border virtually undetected, in a city long known as the “safest in America.”

Two recent, seemingly unrelated, arrests expose the nexus of Islamic terror and drug cartel trafficking operating from El Paso, that in the last four years has been nationally recognized for having the “lowest crime rate ranking” among municipalities with populations over 500,000.

Judicial Watch: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

via JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours – Judicial Watch.

OCTOBER 08, 2014

Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.

JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Homeland Security agency responsible for guarding the 1,933-mile southern border.

“If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border,” Hunter proclaimed on a national cable news show this week. “It’s that simple. ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border – which they already have.” The three-term congressmen went on: “They aren’t flying B-1 bombers, bombing American cities, but they are going to be bombing American cities coming across from Mexico.”

In late August JW reported that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to JW that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Back then intelligence officials said they had picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according JW’s sources. “It’s coming very soon,” confirmed a high-level government official who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” Two days after JW’s report ran, Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, implemented increased security measures. The Department of Defense (DOD) attributed the move to vague “security assessments” and the constant concern for the safety of military members, families, employees and civilians.

However, military experts told JW that the increase in security indicates that Ft. Bliss is a target. Military installations in the U.S. only make changes to security measures when there are clear and present threats, according to retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force who also served four years as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. “That means they’re getting a threat stream. Ft. Bliss had to have a clear and present threat,” Boykin said. Following that news, federal law enforcement sources in El Paso revealed that U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW to break the ISIS in Juarez story.


Clearly, Judicial Watch has forced a response from DHS, however the response is completely unrelated to the JW assertion. Yet the media trumpets the unrelated announcement, via al-Reuters: Four anti-Islamic State Kurds arrested entering U.S. from Mexico:

The U.S. Homeland Security chief on Thursday presented evidence countering statements from conservative lawmakers that members of the Islamic State, which is the target of a U.S.-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria, had been caught entering America.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said four members of a Kurdish group that opposes Islamic State were arrested last month trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico.

He said investigators had determined the four were members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, known as the PKK.

The PKK is a separatist group in Turkey designated by the U.S. government as a “foreign terrorist organization.” But in the conflict against Islamic State it has allied itself with other Kurdish groups fighting the Islamist militants.

Johnson noted that the PKK was “actually fighting against ISIL and defended Kurdish territory in Iraq.” They would be deported by U.S. authorities, he said in a speech in Washington.

Astute readers will notice DHS referred to four people arrested last month.  Last month. Not 36 hours ago.

 

‘At Least Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Caught Coming Across The Mexican Border’

via GOP Rep: ‘At Least Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Caught Coming Across The Mexican Border’ « CBS DC.

“There’s nobody talking about it,” Rep. Hunter told Fox. “If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border. It’s that simple…They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or ten of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol.”

 In August, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, warned that the open border posed an “immediate threat” for terrorist activity infiltrating the country. The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, said ISIS terrorists were “planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born [sic] improvised explosive devices.”

 Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said that the 1,933-mile southern border with Mexico is the obvious entry point for Islamic State terrorists. He says that information regarding the capture of Islamic State terrorists crossing the border comes directly from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

 “ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming through the southern border – which they already have,” he added.

 “They aren’t flying B-1 bombers, bombing American cities,” said Hunter. “But they are going to be bombing American cities coming across from Mexico…All you have to do is ask the border patrol.”

 The Department of Homeland Security released a statement on Wednesday that claims alleging Islamic State militants have been apprehended at the Mexican border are “categorically false.”

 “The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” a DHS spokesman said in a statement today. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”

 After Hunter’s comments to Fox, one of his sources nuanced their claims, saying that some of those apprehended at the border might be ISIS-affiliated or possibly Americans who fought with the Syrian Free Army – one of many ISIS enemies.

 In a statement to ABC News, a spokesperson for Hunter said he was not backing down on the claims.

 “The Congressman was conveying what he knows — and what he was told,” the spokesperson told ABC. “It makes sense that the left hand of DHS doesn’t know what the right hand is doing — it’s been that way for a long time and we don’t expect that to change.”



It’s unclear how someone is identified as being part of ISIS – do they carry ID cards? However, when DHS vehemently denies something you can be assured that they are lying. There isn’t a single truth teller in the entire government at this point.

They said Ebola would never get in. Then they said it was contained. Now at least one is dead and more will die.

ISIS is here. In many forms under many names – CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS, MSA, to name a few.

 

 

 

 

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ISIS Graffiti Is Cropping Up in Washington, D.C.

ISIS Graffiti Is Cropping Up in Washington, D.C.

Texas: Garland mega-mosque complex includes Islamic sharia court

We first told you about the Texas Islamic Court in 2008 in one of our very first posts. It’s alive and kicking on an ever-expanding Islamic compound.

via Islamic Organization, Education, and Books: Islamic Services Foundation.

Brighter Horizons Academy (BHA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established and registered in the State of Texas since 1989.

BHA is the largest Islamic school in Texas and the Southern United States and one of the largest in the Unites States.

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Brighter Horizons Expansion Project

A full Shell of around 35,500 sq. ft. (existing Main Campus is about 28,000 Sq. ft) Phase-II to have two wings:

Wing-A: 20,143 sq. ft. to include much needed classroom space (designed to have 24 bigger classrooms)

Wing-B: 15,318 sq. ft. to house the much anticipated gymnasium with two full basketball courts. This could also be used as a multipurpose hall for prayers, meetings, training room, fundraising & graduation events.

Additionally, ISF has expanded to include a few other entities:

  1. Brighter Horizons Academy
  2. My Islamic Books Series – Books designed to help teachers and students in Islamic studies throughout the North America, taking what was developed for BHA and sharing it with other Islamic schools.
  3. The Muslim Yellow Pages – Bringing Muslim businesses and consumers together.
  4. The Quranic Institute – Designed to facilitate a strong Hifz program for parents and students seeking that extra edge.
  5. Texas Islamic Court

 In 2013, an NER post asked, “What is the Texas Islamic Court?

Houston firefighter’s F**k Islam Facebook post under investigation

Muslims and the Islamophiles who encourage them have killed free speech in America, replacing it with pseudo-sharia law. via Firefighter’s Facebook post about Islam sparks HFD investigation | abc13.com. h/t TROP

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HOUSTON (KTRK) — An HFD employee is under investigation and on administrative duty because of something he posted on his personal Facebook page.

The post is set to a backdrop of an American flag and reads, “Proud Infidel. F*** Islam and F*** Muslims.” It was posted to his timeline earlier this month, and at one point, it was even his profile picture.

When we brought it to the attention of the Houston Fire Department, Chief Terry Garrison responded with a statement, “As soon as I was made aware of the situation, I adopted a complaint on the matter, launching an internal investigation.”

“Your rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression stop when you work for somebody, to the extent that there’s policies in place,” said KTRK Legal Analyst, Joel Androphy.

Bullshit.

Androphy said employers compile social media policies largely to protect their own reputations.

“When you have a job, like as a fire(fighter), you can express yourself but you have to do it within reason,” said Androphy. “You cannot start criticizing people of other races (or religions), no matter how you may feel.”

The City of Houston’s explicit social media policy extends to all of its employees, including 4,000 HFD personnel.

And she ran to terror-linked CAIR for comment.

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The Koran and CAIR should be under investigation, not one man’s personal opinion.

Video at the ABC link above.

Texas: Four Muslim Terrorists Captured Inside U.S. Border on 9/10

Where were they from? What happened to them? Where are they now? via The Gateway Pundit.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.”

Johnson dodged the question.

Tonight, Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.

“There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.”

Breitbart has more on today’s exchange at the Homeland Security hearing:

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing today focused on worldwide threats to America, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists” who have attempted to enter the U.S. illegally during his tenure as homeland security chief. Johnson was sworn in as the fourth DHS secretary on December 23, 2013.

Rep. Chaffetz, who serves on the homeland security panel’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, clarified that he was referring to whether known terrorists, suspected terrorists, or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations have been arrested trying to come into the country illegally.

“Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind,” responded Johnson. “That doesn’t mean there is none.”

For the record… Jeh Johnson was a top Obama campaign donor before he was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security.


Not surprising at all since anyone can walk across the border at any time, overstay a student visa or do it the easy way: Immigration Agent Union: Obama Admin ‘Widened the Loopholes’ for Terrorists to Enter U.S.

“Our caseworkers cannot even do in-person interviews for people seeking citizenship, they cannot enforce restrictions on welfare use, and they even lack even the basic office space to properly function,” union president Kenneth Palinkas said in the statement. “Applications for entry are rubber-stamped, the result of grading agents by speed rather than discretion. We’ve become the visa clearinghouse for the world.”

And those four weren’t the only ones. 474 Illegals From Terrorism-Linked Countries Apprehended in 2014 Alone

It’s likely 4-5x more than that slip through.

Texas: Sheriff says finding Korans, Muslim clothing from illegals (video)

via Texas Sheriff: Reports Warn Of ISIS Terrorist Cells Coming Across The Border « CBS Houston.

Midland County, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said that law enforcement agencies along the “wide open” border have received alerts to be on the lookout for terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crossing into the United States.

Painter, who said he has worked along the border for “about eight years,” stated that alerts have been issued to border law enforcement to be on the lookout for suspicious terrorist activity, specifically involving ISIS cells being smuggled into the United States.

Painter noted that “Muslim” items have been strewn along the border and estimated that 10 to 15 million “undocumented aliens” have crossed the border.

“I think it’d be naive to say that (ISIS is) not here…We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States,” Painter told Fox News.

“If they show their ugly head in our area, we’ll send them to hell,” said Painter. “And I think the United States needs to get busy. And they need to bomb them, they need to take them out.”

 

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