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.

Junkyard Owner Finds ID’s, Cellphones, Islamic Books in Car; DHS Won’t Investigate

via Junkyard Owner Finds Suspicious Materials in Abandoned Car – The Rush Limbaugh Show.

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Here’s Stephanie in Nebraska. Stephanie, thank you very much for waiting. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.

CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Hey, my birthday! This is best birthday present ever.

RUSH: Well! Happy birthday to you.

CALLER: Thank you. Thank you. Hey, you’ve been talking about Homeland Security, you’ve been talking about all this stuff, and it just hit home today. My husband and I, we own a salvage yard. We’re just, you know, small business, trying to do our best, good Americans. My husband got a car in that somebody impounded and sold to us, anyway. So he goes through all the cars whenever he gets ‘em and we found some very alarming things in this car. An Islamic-type person had obviously had this car. We had IDs from several states. You know, the same person with several driver’s licenses.

RUSH:  Wait a second.  What? Hold, hold, hold  on.  You got a car at your salvage yard that had passport-like IDs in them?

CALLER:  Yes.  Oh, yes.  Much more than that.  We found eight or nine cell phones, IDs of the person… He had worked at several airports across the US. So we found airport IDs, driver’s licenses, cell phones, Islamic books. It’s like a bad movie.  I mean, it was just stupid.  So my husband said, “I think I need to get a hold of somebody.”  He wasn’t sure who to get a hold of so he found a phone number for Homeland Security and called them.

He called me and said, “You’ll never believe this one.  This is our government to work.”  I said, “What?” He said, “They told me they couldn’t help me.”  I said, “What do you mean, they couldn’t help you?”  And he said, “Well, it didn’t happen on federal property.”  You know, we didn’t get this car on federal property, so he just deals with things that happen on federal property.

He said, “Okay, well, do you have a phone number of somebody that can help us?  You know, we think that this car needs to be looked through. You know, this could be a lot of serious stuff, and he said why don’t you just call your local police station.” And my husband said, “Well, we don’t really have a local police station.  This is a small town.”  He said, “Well, why don’t you flag down a highway patrolman?”  And my husband said, “I’ll figure it out,” and just, you know, hung up.

RUSH:  Are you kidding?

CALLER:  I’m not kidding.

RUSH:  Flag a highway patrolman?

CALLER:  Flag a highway patrolman.

RUSH:  How often does a highway patrolman drive by your salvage yard?

CALLER:  We’re right on the interstate, so probably once in a while, but, you know. (chuckles)

RUSH:  Did he not even tell you to call the FBI?

CALLER:  No.  No.  But we’re smart enough.  We’ll figure out probably who to get a hold of but it was just –

RUSH:  What kind of car, Stephanie?

CALLER:  I haven’t seen the car, so I don’t know.  It was just a car that I don’t know why it even… We get a lot of cars like from different tow companies that, you know, if they get abandoned they’re sold or –

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  — whatever and they just get junked.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  But we always go through ‘em, you know, before we… You know, make sure they’re fine and — so…

RUSH:  Well –

CALLER:  It’s just kind of scary to think that, I mean, this is our government, and we’re here calling and we’re saying, “Hey, we’ve got something hot here,” and they’re like, “Eh, we don’t care.”


Read it all.

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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.

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3 Afghan Army, 2 Afghan DEA who fled U.S. training assignments caught

via 3 Afghan Army officers missing from U.S. base in custody at Canada-U.S. border – World – CBC News.

Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

Massachusetts state police were notified that the three were being questioned by federal authorities at Rainbow Bridge, which connects Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Niagara Falls, Ont., said spokesman David Procopio, who did not have further details.

There was no immediate comment from the Pentagon.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Niagara Falls said they didn’t have the men in custody. Messages left for Canada Border Services Agency weren’t immediately returned.

CBS reports They were transferred to U.S. custody Monday night.

Military officials said the Afghan soldiers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Co-operation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. They arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen Saturday at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis during an off day.

 The soldiers were reported missing by base security personnel Saturday night. They were identified as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar.

 Gov. Deval Patrick, who had been briefed over the weekend on the situation, said earlier Monday that the military did not believe the three soldiers posed a danger to the public.

 They were vetted by the military. They were cleared by the military,” Patrick told reporters while he visited a preschool program in Quincy.

 “There is a lot of speculation within the military that they may be trying to defect,” he said.

 Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said earlier that 14 Afghans taking part in the Cape Cod military exercise were “thoroughly vetted” prior to coming to the U.S., so officials do not believe they are a threat.

 The Regional Co-operation training exercises have been held annually since 2004 to promote co-operation and interoperability among forces, build functional capacity, practice peacekeeping operations and enhance readiness.

This year’s exercise, which involves more than 200 participants from six nations including the U.S., is scheduled to wrap up Wednesday. Military officials from Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are also participants.

The two DEA trainees are reportedly being sent home, via Afghan nationals who disappeared in D.C. while training with DEA found, being sent home | WJLA.com.

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Two Afghan policemen who were in the D.C. area for drug trafficking training and vanished last weekend in Georgetown have now been found, the Drug Enforcement Administration told ABC7 News on Friday.

The two men – Mohammad Yasin Ataye, 22, and Mohd Naweed Samimi, 24 – were found safe somewhere outside of D.C., but officials would not say exactly where.

The pair were part of a group of 31 Afghan police officers who were in the U.S. for a multi-week DEA training program at Quantico, Va. They disappeared while the group was on a DEA-supervised sightseeing trip to Georgetown.

The DEA said the two men separated from the group and left because they did not want to go back to Afghanistan.

The other Afghan officers graduated the DEA program and were due to return home Friday night. These two men were being sent home along with the rest of the group, the DEA said.

 Astute readers will note 4 out of 5 Muhammed’s or derivations of.

Canadian govt begins invalidating passports of Muslims who join terror groups

via National Post.

The government has begun invalidating the passports of Canadians who have left to join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander revealed in an interview on Friday.

The minister told the National Post his department had also revoked the passports of several Canadians who had not yet left the country but who had intended to travel to the volatile region to enlist as foreign fighters.

He would not disclose the number of passports Citizenship and Immigration Canada had revoked over the conflict but said there were “multiple cases.” The government says about 30 Canadians are with extremist groups in Syria and 130 are active elsewhere.

“Yes, I think it’s safe to say that there are cases of revocation of passports involving people who’ve gone to Syria and Iraq already,” Mr. Alexander said. “I just don’t want to get into the numbers, but multiple cases.”

The action means Canadian fighters in Syria and Iraq may effectively be stranded there. Their passports are no longer valid and therefore cannot be used to return to Canada. Nor could they be used to travel elsewhere.

The southern U.S. border is always wide open.

“We are not by any means the leading contributor of foreign fighters to Syria, even though the dozens that are there and the 130 that are abroad [with other extremist groups] is a disturbing number for all Canadians. But we want to ensure that Canada’s good name is not besmirched by these people any more than it already has been and that Canadians are protected.”

Check the Canada category to see how Muslims have been besmirching Canada for years making it an incubator for jihad.

Meanwhile, in DC, Senator Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat BLOCKS bill to seize passports from ISIS fighters who return to the US.

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Nothing ISIS has done in Iraq that Boko Haram hasn’t already done in Nigeria

ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, ISNA, MSA, your local mosque – they all want the same thing: sharia. via US ‘See No Jihad’ Policy Fueling Terror – CBN.com.

Religious rights advocates told Congress Thursday there’s a direct link between religious persecution and terrorism.

Nigerian human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe testified that terrorism has actually spread because the Obama administration has downplayed religion in its foreign policy.

Ogebe said the State Department continues to minimize the plight of Christians in Nigeria.

He pointed out that one State Department ambassador who traveled to numerous countries where persecution is taking place, failed to meet with any Christian representatives during those trips.

Was that a direct order from Obama?

Meanwhile, Obama has said the Islamic State, or ISIS, is not a Muslim group.

That may be one reason Ogebe told lawmakers that the administration has a “see no jihad, hear no jihad, say no jihad” policy when it comes to ISIS in Iraq and the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

“There is nothing ISIS has done in Iraq that Boko Haram hasn’t already done in the last three years,” Ogebe testified.

Meanwhile, Ogebe reported to Congress that Boko Haram has taken over six more cities in Nigeria in recent days.

He said the group just forced one of the nearly 300 Christian girls it captured to become a suicide bomber. He said they strapped her with explosives a few weeks ago and blew her up in a school.

He also said that last year at this time Boko Haram set up a road block and then used chain saws to behead nore than 150 Christians.

 

Doctors: Sending U.S. troops to fight Ebola irresponsible, appalling, ‘misuse of military’

It’s likely a death sentence with no cure, up to 90% mortality rate, and spreading exponentially. Not only for American soldiers but others if they are brought back into the U.S. to be used as guinea pigs (if they are not already being injected with test serums at this moment).

Please read and share with everyone you know and contact your elected officials however futile you think that might be. This issue is too serious and will cost American lives.

It’s time for our military to defend against the biggest threat to our survival, the lawless, domestic enemies in D.C.

via Doctors: ‘Irresponsible’ to send troops to ‘combat’ Ebola.

A real-life horror story is playing out in Africa as Ebola spreads, and President Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to combat the virus could very well put Americans at risk of contracting the deadly illness at home, some health experts say.

According to the World Health Organization, at least 4,985 people have contracted Ebola and at least 2,461 have died. Several doctors have fallen ill with Ebola, and two of them have died. New reports indicate a Doctors Without Borders staff member has contracted the virus in Liberia and will be evacuated to France for treatment.

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,” said Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”

Dr. Hieb said quarantine measures should be taken to control the outbreak and prevent Ebola from coming to America.

“You don’t get Ebola from Europe,” she told WND. “You get Ebola from Africa. And it’s a really simple formula: Don’t let people fly to America if they’ve been to areas where there’s an outbreak. When there’s an outbreak, stop air [traffic] flow.”

Hieb added, “If they’re going to use the troops to do population control, which is one of the ways you contain it, basically you just don’t let anybody out. You’d make a ring around where it is, and you’d quarantine the area.”

With quarantines in places where the outbreaks are occurring, even if a person infected with Ebola were to try to board a plane to the U.S., it would be far more difficult for them to make the journey, she explained.

“Could somebody sneak through by going to Pakistan or some place?” she asked. “Yes, potentially. Ebola comes on so rapidly, you would know it. They wouldn’t make it. We should not allow flights from nations that are having Ebola outbreaks.”

Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has warned that the U.S. must “treat Ebola as a wake-up call.”

“What African troops are doing is shooting people who cross borders or violate quarantine,” Orient told WND, reacting to news of the U.S. troop deployment. “Is that what we plan to support?”

She added, “Africans are already very suspicious of us. How will they react to an army setting up hospitals?”

Orient called the planned U.S. deployment a “dubious mission,” warning that the nightmarish scenario could bring Ebola to America.

“There is definitely a risk,” she said. “It seems irresponsible to send more people there when the ones already there are having trouble leaving. Probably anyone who has been exposed should be quarantined for 25 days since the last exposure.”

Orient echoed the concerns of Elaine Donelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, who told WND, “I’m just appalled. Judging from this, the United States seems to have a very confused vision of what ‘national security’ means.”

“But whether 3,000 American troops should be sent into that area of the world to deal with that problem, I do not see the justification,” Donelly said. “Surely there are alternatives in the international health-care networks.”

WND also reported when retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin charged that sending American troops to combat Ebola in Liberia is “an absolute misuse of the U.S. military.”

Donnelly emphasized it’s “not the purpose of our military.”

“I am very disappointed to see this announcement,” she said.

Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger appointed Donnelly to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services for a three-year term from 1984 through 1986. Then, in 1992, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.

Donnelly explained to WND her concern that the U.S. military is not designed to fight health wars.

“Our military people will show compassion in Liberia, as they always do, and they will do everything asked of them,” she said.

“Still, health wars are unhealthy for soldiers and all living things. Like oxymoronic ‘peace wars,’ such as the incursion into Bosnia, deployments such as this put our troops in causes having little impact on America’s national security,” she said.

American military families will be put at greater risk, Donnelly warned.

“Here we have a ‘health war’ that could cost our troops’ health.”


Update:

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is holding up money to fight Ebola until the Obama administration provides details on how the military would protect American personnel sent to Africa to battle the epidemic and more specifics on the financial and logistics demands on a defense budget already stretched thin.

The [Obama] administration submitted two requests totaling $1 billion on Sept. 9 and Sept. 16. The money would be “reprogrammed” from a war-time account and money that would have been spent in Afghanistan. Oklahoma GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe is insisting on a comprehensive plan from the Pentagon on how it will protect U.S. personnel from contracting the fast-spreading and disease.

The military would be interacting with health care workers administering to the stricken.

In other words, they will contract the disease.

Revisit: Ebola as a terrorist weapon?

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