Kentucky: Iraqi Doctor Planted IED’s on Walking Trails, Killed After Altercation with Authorities

Or as his relatives posted, “martyred“…after he tried to grab an officers gun in attempt to escape.

Source: Man in custody killed trying to escape during officers’ search for explosives in woods


A man shot and killed during a confrontation with authorities Thursday night in Harlan County was previously accused of concealing explosives in trail cameras and putting them in the woods.

Mark Sawaf, 39, of Harlan had been indicted by a federal grand jury in July and was scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 13, according to court documents. He was ordered to remain in custody until trial and was indicted on eight charges, including owning and making unregistered destructive devices.

ATF had received information that Sawaf had placed more explosives in the woods and had gone with him to find them, Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs said Friday. ATF asked Lexington police and fire officials for help because of “an expanded area” that needed to be searched and the scale of the operation, state police said. The state police hazardous devices unit was also asked to assist.

Sawaf died at the scene, according to state police and the Harlan County coroner’s office.

The group had found several trail cameras in the woods before the shooting, and bomb technicians searched the area Friday for more explosives, Jacobs said. Trail cameras are usually affixed to trees and are motion-activated to take photos of deer and other animals, but Sawaf allegedly had modified some with explosive material.

“It’s going to be a very big task for us to try to locate these trail cameras; it’s such a safety concern for individuals here in the Harlan community,” Jacobs said.

In May, a man lost multiple fingers and suffered injuries to his chest when a trail camera exploded, according to court documents. The man had gotten the cameras from someone who’d found them on a trail near Red Dog Road in Harlan County.

“The portrait the evidence paints of Sawaf is of a dangerously duplicitous individual — loving and caring to those who know him, but a secretive and anonymous explosives manufacturer whose devices are left for any hapless member of the public to find and trigger with serious resulting injuries,” according to the findings in the detention order.

Eric Perry, a team leader who worked with Sawaf, said Sawaf grew up in Michigan and moved to Harlan with his family after high school.

Sawaf got along with co-workers at the office, but did not associate with them outside work, Perry said.

Sawaf was extremely socially liberal and was an atheist — not mainstream views in Harlan, Perry said.

Before Sawaf’s June arrest, he had been investigated for using exploding targets, but it was determined that he was using the devices legally, according to court documents.

More than a decade before Sawaf’s arrest, his father, Ali Sawaf, was convicted on eight charges related to distribution of OxyContin and other painkillers. At the time of his conviction in 2002, Ali Sawaf was a urologist in Harlan County.

The case was one of the first in Eastern Kentucky against a doctor for overprescribing OxyContin after abuse of the drug exploded in the region beginning in the late 1990s.

Was he really a liberal and an atheist? Not according to Sawaf’s father and other relatives who considered him a Muslim, via Muslim Doctor In The United States Designs Very Sophisticated IED Explosives And Places Them Under The Ground In Kentucky To Slaughter Random Americans.

Little scant coverage has been given to the story of doctor Mark Samir Sawaf. He was a LPCC Psychotherapist in Kentucky USA. This was his public image. His private life was more sinister than you can imagine. What the media is not telling you about this case was that Sawaf was a Muslim and a terrorist before he was gunned down in Kentucky for an alleged crime. Samir Sawaf set up IED’s  and pipe bombs in Kentucky, USA. While his story gained local coverage in Kentucky, the reason is that the media forgot to tell the public that the family stems from Karbala, Iraq, the land of terrorism and IEDs, the Sawafs were welcomed to the land of ‘the candy shop’: USA.

It even gets more puzzling for westerners who are not able to sift things Muslim. The Sawafs are Shiites and these even hate ISIS. But even hating ISIS and hating Sunni terrorists does not immune a Muslim from being a lone-wolf. It matters nothing even if they drink or sleep around. Samir Sawaf had set up several explosives, not only in cameras, but also hidden PVC pipe bombs hidden and rigged with trip wires… Some were designed so they would explode when someone placed batteries inside; others were booby trapped with a trip wire leading to the camera. Sawaf booby trapped cameras like this one so they would explode when you put batteries in.

His actions were not classified as ‘terrorist’ since there was no evidence he belonged to ISIS or was ‘radicalized’ as they say. Sawaf after all was Shiite, not Sunni. Sawaf was arrested in June, the result of a joint investigation by federal and local law enforcement. He then tricked law enforcement to show them where he had set up his IEDs. They never recovered all of the IEDs and ATF found some of what he hid in the woods and sounded the alarms and issued a massive warnings to the public. Why they sent the warnings was simple; while on that trip back to Harlan County where police were hoping he would reveal the locations of any unexploded traps, he tried to grab an officer’s weapon in an attempt to escape and was ‘martyred’ in August.

See: US Attorney: Mark Sawaf tried to grab officers gun in attempt to escape

Why do I say ‘martyred’? The media doesn’t tell you that his relatives back in Iraq say so. One family condolences to his father says:

“may Allah reside him with all the martyrs in heaven and increase your faith”.

He was to many in his family a ‘martyr’ not a criminal. His father, also a medical doctor, Ali Sawaf on September 3rd posted on his timeline in memory (in English of course) with his son’s photo and a rose that says (in Arabic of course): “O Allah. Islam is my religion”:

Ali Sawaf told WKYT that he didn’t see what the big deal was about his son planting bombs in the first place…


13 thoughts on “Kentucky: Iraqi Doctor Planted IED’s on Walking Trails, Killed After Altercation with Authorities

  1. Another wake up call regarding Musilm immigrants, 2nd generations & refugees in America. No integration…no assimilation…no allegence.
    Who wants these people here and why?

  2. He should have called on “clock boy” to assist him in making ied’s Clock boys invention was exactly parallel to using the cameras’s sensors to trigger a bomb.
    How many muslims are now in engineering school learning how to destroy Americas infrastructure while American kids are being taught basket weaving and black studies.
    Americans cannot fathom the depth of deceit and duplicity inbred of muslims.

  3. If this is a true article it’s contents do not surprise me at all. But, I live about 100 miles NW of Harlan Ky and I do have to admit that I have heard nothing of this from the stations we get our local news from (Lexington).

  4. Mudslimes are brainwashed into their satanic cult from birth. They must be removed from civilisation as cockroaches are removed from homes and moskes burned down.

  5. If you were Jewish or Christian, and a patient of his, how do you know he wouldn’t be giving you medicine that would either make you worse or do nothing at all?

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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