by Leo Hohmann
On June 19, Aisha Ibrahim became the latest Muslim migrant to jump bail after charged with a violent crime.
Ibrahim, a 31-year-old Somali refugee living near Atlanta in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was charged with two counts of battery and giving false information to police after she beat a middle-aged woman and her daughter with their own American flag last summer.
The FBI said it looked at the case against Ibrahim, who goes by the alias Amina Ali Ahra, and determined not to file federal hate-crime charges. But, as WND previously reported, the FBI cleared Ibrahim of hate-crime charges without ever interviewing the victims or the witnesses to her violent outburst against the Arno family.
She ended up being released after posting a $5,800 bond, failed to appear at her scheduled arraignment in March and had it rescheduled twice. The last time, on June 19, the judge finally lost patience and issued a bench warrant for her arrest.
Gwinnett County District Attorney Daniel Porter did not return calls from WND seeking comment on the whereabouts of Ibrahim.
“As far as I know, they have not found her yet,” said Dami Arno, the 43-year-old Lawrenceville woman who was assaulted by Ibrahim last year. “We knew she was gone long before June 19.”
Arno said she was “highly disappointed” in the Gwinnett County legal system.
“When given the opportunity to prosecute the woman who attacked myself and my children, I personally feel they were afraid of retribution from the Muslim community that is protected by law more than an American citizen,” she said. “They allowed my attacker to bond out of jail and failed to notify my family. They allowed her brother to stand in court and claim she was in the hospital and never asked for proof. Then her lawyer was on leave of absence creating another delay.”
After assaulting an American family with their own American flag, Arno said she believes Ibrahim has fled the country or is being harbored by one of the many Somali enclaves inside the U.S.
The federal government’s refugee resettlement program, operated through the United Nations, has distributed more than 134,000 Somalis to dozens of U.S. cities and towns since the 1980s.
“I still have nightmares from this attack. The system does not care about this, nor will they ever care,” Arno said. “If I, as an American, were to attack a Muslim within this country, I would have already been prosecuted and without doubt be serving a long prison term under the federal hate-crime statute.”
Ibrahim is not the only Somali refugee facing violent criminal charges who has failed to appear for court and is currently unaccounted for.
Abdirhman Noor of Aberdeen, 24, also a Somali refugee, was living in Aberdeen, South Dakota, when he was charged with two counts of attempted murder in February when he allegedly shot two men outside an apartment complex. He was released on bond and jumped bail. He remains unaccounted for, said a Brown County employee in the office of State’s Attorney Chris White on Friday.
White told WND in March that Noor should be considered armed and dangerous.
In another case, a Saudi Arabian student is wanted for killing a 15-year-old girl in Oregon last year and is now a fugitive after skipping bail.
Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah, 21, was due to stand trial in Portland last week but vanished nine days before the start date.
He was on bail on a single count of manslaughter for allegedly killing 15-year-old Fallon Smart by running her over as she crossed the road in August 2016.
Noorah, who was studying on a scholarship at Portland Community College, was driving on a suspended license at the time.
Despite Fallon’s families’ pleas to deny him bail, it was set at $1 million, and one-tenth, $100,000, was paid by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Los Angeles, triggering his release.
The conditions of his release stated that he must remain under house arrest and wear an electronic ankle bracelet until his court date.
Nine days before his trial was due to start last week, however, police discovered that the bracelet had been removed.
Perhaps the most disturbing case of missing Islamic migrants in America is that involving the disappearance of at least 45 Afghan soldiers over the last two years from U.S. military bases.
The Pentagon last commented on the AWOL Afghans in October.
Defense officials told Reuters that while other foreign troops visiting the U.S. for military training have sometimes gone missing, the pace of Afghan troops running away is “out of the ordinary.”
Roughly 2,200 Afghan troops have undergone military training in the U.S. since 2007. The program, intended to train and equip those troops, has cost the U.S. $60 billion since 2002.
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