North Carolina: Tunisian Muslim pleads guilty – lied about terror support on immigration papers

A real Muslim ban would have kept him out. via Accused ISIS recruiter pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges :: WRAL.com (why did WRAL omit “immigration” from the fraud part of the title?)

A Fayetteville man who the FBI says was a recruiter for Islamic State forces pleaded guilty Monday to federal fraud and tax charges.

Houcine Becher Ghoul, 43, pleaded guilty to lying on his application for U.S. citizenship and two counts of tax fraud. He faces up to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

Ghoul, a native of Tunisia, admitted to lying when asked on his citizenship application whether he supported a terrorist organization, and he also married several women in an attempt to obtain citizenship. The tax charges are for not reporting all of his income and for improper use of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

He doesn’t face any terror-related charges because court documents show no specific evidence that he he financed or planned to carry out terrorism.

The FBI began investigating Ghoul in 2014 after a Facebook post on an account associated with his name indicated support of terrorism.

Investigators tracked his social media accounts, one of which included a photo of a man in a convenience store holding a handmade sign that reads, “The American support for the Islamic State” in Arabic. Below it, in English, it says, “ISIS, North Carolina USA.” That photo later appeared in a propaganda video released on an ISIS YouTube channel.

​The FBI used undercover sources to make contact with Ghoul when he worked at the Snack Attack convenience store in Fayetteville. He was fired from the store in 2015.

An informant said Ghoul bragged that he had sent as many as 13 people overseas to support ISIS activities.

Agents also went through Ghoul’s many Twitter accounts, which have since been deactivated. On one of his pages, Ghoul described himself as an “extremist, terrorist, tough, brain-washed, radical, I love explosions, booby trapping, beheading the enemy.”


Witsnews pointed to a Creeping Sharia  post reporting the existence of this photo in 2014.

ISIS in N. Carolina, USA


More on the ghoul via Fayetteville man recruited for ISIS:

The FBI confirmed that Ghoul worked at the Snack Attack Convenience Store on Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville. Agents were able to locate the man in the photo and interviewed him, which prompted surveillance on Ghoul.

Using various sources, investigators documented several instances when Ghoul justified ISIS terrorist actions.

On Feb. 6, 2015, Ghoul justified actions by ISIS when a Jordanian pilot was caught and burned alive because the pilot was an “apostate”. He described the video as “awesome, magnificent!”

In later conversations, Ghoul said, “I support the Islamic State. I support anything the Islamic State does…body and soul.”

He goes on to call jihad an obligation and supports the organization’s killing and terror. Later, Ghoul indicates support for a fatal terrorism-related shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., and a truck attack in Nice, France, stating on Twitter, “do not grieve the murder of infidels.”

An informant said Ghoul bragged that he had sent as many as 13 people overseas to support ISIS activities.

Agents also went through Ghoul’s many Twitter accounts, which have since been deactivated. On one of his pages, Ghoul described himself as an “extremist, terrorist, tough, brain-washed, radical, I love explosions, booby trapping, beheading the enemy.”

One thought on “North Carolina: Tunisian Muslim pleads guilty – lied about terror support on immigration papers

  1. We need a ban on all Muslim immigration now! The idiots in the military want 3000 additional visas for “interpreters” in Afganistan, plus unlimited “family” members! This is one of the most radical Islamic countries and we can’t vet these savages. These “soldiers” we brought over to train have the highest numbers of AWOL persons roaming around our country!
    Trump needs to fight to stop all Muslims from immigrating here, even if it takes stopping all immigration(not a bad idea). Every Muslim scumbags who comes into our country, creates another danger to our society and our way of life! Why can’t anyone see that!

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