Video: Combat vet finds mosque on Texas border after reports of ISIS terror camp

via Watchdog: Feds plotting to shut down ISIS warning.

The FBI has huddled with Mexican authorities in Ciudad Juarez to develop a “press strategy” in response to reports of an ISIS presence just across the border in Mexico, according to a Washington watchdog.

 Judicial Watch, which has a long history of exposing government misbehavior, has released a new report claiming ISIS activities near America’s southern border.

 WND reported earlier this week Judicial Watch’s claim that ISIS is running a camp just a few miles from the Texas border.

 “A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW,” the watchdog now says.

 Federal officials, meanwhile, are denying the Judicial Watch report.

 But the organization says it has been told “FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican army officers and Mexican federal police officials.”

 “The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate,” Judicial Watch said.

 “Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region,” the organization continued, “but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise.

Infowars is the only outlet trying to do the obvious: go to the border and find out:

Don’t mock the source of the videos. Ask yourselves why those who are supposed to protect us and keep the government honest are not swarming Anapra, Mexico (and other border areas) to look for evidence of ISIS? The answer is simple. When it comes to jihad and illegal immigrants the media – and law enforcement – are derelict in their duty.


OTBRShocking Images Released by Authorities in Texas Show Individuals Illegal Aliens Cross Border With Drugs, Guns

Ohio: Muslim arrested, ‘wanted to go to Texas military base and kill 3 or 4 American soldiers execution style’

via Ohio man who trained with al Qaeda cell in Syria arrested after US return | Daily Mail Online.

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A 23-year-old resident of Columbus, Ohio, who trained with a group affiliated with al Qaeda has been arrested and charged with plotting an attack on American soil, the Justice Department revealed today.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a naturalized American citizen of Somali descent, had been instructed by a cleric to return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism, the indictment said. 

The Justice Department stated that Mohamud was also an Islamic State sympathizer, and that his brother, Abdifatah Aden, was killed fighting with the group in Syria in 2013.

According to court documents, Mohamud left the US a year ago with the intent to go to Syria and train with a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda in Iraq.

In April 2014, he purchased a one-way ticket to Greece, but during a layover in Istanbul he failed to board a connecting flight to Athens and instead made his way to Syria.

Once he reached his destination, Mohamud stated that he received training in shooting weapons, breaking into houses, explosives and hand-to-hand combat.

The 23-year-old Columbus man aloes said that after completing his training, a cleric with the group Jabhat al-Nusrah instructed him to return to the US and commit an act of terror.

The 23-year-old returned to the US in June 2014 with a plot to attack a military base or a correctional facility, targeting people in uniform, according to court documents.

‘Mohamud talked about doing something big in the United States,’ the papers cited by ABC News indicate. ‘He wanted to go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.’

On Thursday, Mohamud was indicted on one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and one count of making false statements to the FBI.

The first two counts, providing material support to terrorists and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization are each crimes punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Making false statements involving international terrorism carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

Mohamud was arrested on state charges February 21, 2015, and is expected to be transferred into federal custody based on today’s indictment.

Before Mohamud’s brother was killed in battle on or around June 3, 2014, the two had exchanged emails discussing the 23-year-old’s plans to travel to Syria and fight with Islamic State.

In February, Mohamud asked Abdifatah Aden how he could send him money.

Later that month, Mohamud was arrested at his Columbus home for allegedly providing a computer tablet an other material support to terroist organizations aborad.

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien at the time asked a judge to set Mohamud’s bond at $1million saying he was a flight risk and posed a threat to public safety.

Mohamud’s attorney, Sam Shamansky, insisted that his client was not a terrorist and would not flee because he was taking care of his ailing mother in Ohio.


Read the Mohamud Indictment.

He was arrested previously in April of this year: Muslim Arrested for Supporting Terrorism, Money Laundering for Jihad.

And:

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, of Columbus, left the United States in April 2014 for the purpose of training and fighting with terrorists in Syria, according to the Justice Department. He had become a naturalized citizen only two months earlier.

Mohamud returned to the United States in June 2014 with a plan to attack a military facility or a U.S. prison, according to the charging documents.

“Mohamud talked about doing something big in the United States,” the documents say. “He wanted to go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.”

Report: Afghan Colonel Paid $250K to Kill U.S. Troops

He killed eight of them. via Afghan Colonel Paid $250K to Kill U.S. Troops | PJ Tatler.

by Patrick Poole

A bombshell revelation has emerged about the incident responsible for the greatest U.S. Air Force loss of life during the War on Terror, the deadliest “green-on-blue” attack during U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

On April 27, 2011, Afghan Air Force Colonel Ahmad Gul gunned down eight U.S. Air Force personnel and a civilian contractor inside the Afghan Air Force headquarters, including investigators who had just arrived in the country to examine rampant corruption in the Afghan military.

Multiple Air Force and CENTCOM investigations claimed to find no motive for the attack, leaving the families of those killed with no answers.

Now, a senior U.S. official has gone on the record claiming that a United Nations team tracked substantial payments to the killer and his family made days just prior to the incident.

These revelations appear in the season finale of For The Record, which airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on The Blaze TV.

For the past year, I have worked as a consultant with the For The Record documentary investigative team looking into the Kabul airport massacre and the Pentagon’s handling of the matter. Last November, I appeared on an episode of the program noting that the Pentagon’s multiple explanations for the attack didn’t match their own forensics. Here’s a trailer for that For the Record episode, “Insider Attack”:

A follow-up report on the Pentagon’s handling of the spike in “green-on-blue” incidents appeared in January, after the killing of U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene in August last year. He is the highest-ranking U.S. official killed during the War on Terror. The report noted that U.S. personnel who warned of a potential escalation of insider attacks were punished by their superiors:

Tonight’s For The Record episode includes an interview with one of the top U.S. officials charged with combating illicit financing in Afghanistan. He reveals the payoffs made to Col. Ahmad Gul:

Sara Carter, senior investigative reporter for The Blaze, reported today on the stunning revelation that this official’s team tracked $250,000 in payments to the killer:

A final investigation by U.S. Central Command did find circumstantial evidence that Gul may have been involved in a criminal network, but that evidence was not pursued and a large portion of the investigation still remains classified, according to CENTCOM.

But a six-month investigation by For the Record suggests that Gul murdered the airmen at the behest of someone or a criminal network, according to numerous sources and military documents.

For the Record learned that a joint investigation conducted by then-U.S. Task Force 2010, charged at the time with tracing terror financing in Afghanistan and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, found that Gul had received a large deposit in a family bank account and that all of his debts were wiped clean just one week before the killings.

Thomas Creal, who served as the lead expert for Task Force 2010, investigated the killer’s finances and found evidence he says overwhelmingly points to Gul’s connection to criminal networks.

This report has never been made public.

“There was extensive corruption inside the Afghan military and investigations were cut short, hampered by ranking personnel at the State Department and military,” Creal said. “The insider killings don’t need to continue. We can take steps to mitigate these suicidal hits but we can’t do it if evidence is ignored.”

The Pentagon cover-up began almost immediately after the massacre, most likely to avoid embarrassing revelations of rampant corruption by our Afghan “allies.” The initial report had to be followed up by a second and third report after the lies in the first began to be challenged — including the first report’s claim that Gul had committed suicide after the attack, but was later found to have died from gunshot wounds to the chest from two different weapons.

Despite overwhelming evidence to the effect found in their own reports, the Pentagon claimed to find no conclusive evidence of Taliban involvement — even though the terror group immediately claimed credit for the attack.

This resulted in bizarre reporting on the Pentagon’s findings, such as an Air Force Times article entitled “Motive in Kabul shooting deaths remains elusive”…


 

 

Obama Doesn’t Identify 147 Victims in Kenya Massacre as ‘Christians’ or Jihadi Group as ‘Islamic’

But he did chastise Christians on Easter. via Obama Doesn’t Identify 147 Victims in Kenya Massacre as ‘Christians’ or Jihadi Group as ‘Islamic’.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his remarks at an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House in Washington April 7, 2015.

In the wake of last week’s Al-Shabaab massacre of nearly 150 Christians at a Kenyan university, President Barack Obama issued a statement in response to the attack that failed to identify the victims as Christians targeted for their faith and also failed to label the extremist group as having Islamic motivations.

Last Thursday, Al Shabaab militants raided the campus of Garissa University College where they reportedly separated Muslims from the non-Muslims and killed approximately 147 Christians, while injuring 79.

On Friday, Obama issued a written statement condemning the attacks, which stated that “innocent men and women were brazenly and brutally massacred.”

“Michelle and I join the American people in expressing our horror and sadness at the reports coming out of Garissa, Kenya. Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men and women were brazenly and brutally massacred,” The president stated. “We join the world in mourning them, many of whom were students pursuing an education in the pursuit of a better life for themselves and their loved ones.”

Obama’s statement went on to explain that as the people of Kenya grieve over the attack, the United States will “stand hand-in-hand” with the people of Kenya against the “scourge of terrorism.”

Just like Obama labeled the 21 Coptic Christians in Libya who were beheaded by ISIS in February as “Egyptian citizens,” Obama’s statement on Friday neglected to mention the glaring fact that the victims were killed solely because they were believers in Christ.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told The Christian Post on Tuesday that Obama’s refusal to label extremist groups and their martyred victims by religious affiliation is simply to avoid being accused of sectarianism.

Ross is or was a Muslim and he’s being less than honest about Obama. On Easter, Obama lambasted Christians: Obama’s “Less Than Loving” Easter Attack on Christians Should “Concern” You

President Obama, who won’t call out radical Islam for beheading Christians, is spewing verbal vitriol against Christians.

President Obama began his remarks at an Easter Prayer Breakfast this week saying he is “concerned” about “less than loving” Christians.

But this wasn’t the first time.  Just a few short months ago at the National Prayer Breakfast he used his bully pulpit to excoriate Christians for getting on “our high horse” about the persecution of Christians.

 So much for Gartenstein-Ross’s non-sectarianism.

Kansas: Muslim Arrested in Suicide Bomb Plot at Fort Riley

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan wanted to become a martyr and die for Islam and the Islamic State. Curiously, many news outlets and even the DOJ are only referring to him as John T. Booker.

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Mohammed Abdullah Hassan

 

via A 20-year-old [MUSLIM] US man was arrested for plotting a suicide bombing at a Kansas Army base

A 20-year-old US man was arrested in Kansas on Friday for allegedly plotting a suicide bombing at the US Army base Fort Riley, the Justice Department said.

John T. Booker, who goes by the name “Mohammed Abdullah Hassa,” previously tried to join the US Army, but was denied entry because of internet posts about “jihad,” the BBC reports.

Booker faces three federal charges that can bring up to life in prison for planning to detonate a car bomb in order to support the Islamic State militant group.

Here’s the full report from the Department of Justice:

a Topeka, Kansas, man has been charged in federal court with attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kansas.  The defendant was arrested as part of an FBI investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert.

John T. Booker Jr., 20, of Topeka, Kansas, was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed today with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives), one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Booker is expected to make an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree of the District of Kansas in federal court in Topeka.

Booker was arrested this morning near Manhattan, as he completed his final preparations to detonate a vehicle bomb targeting U.S. military personnel.

“As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S. military personnel on U.S. soil purportedly in the name of ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

The complaint alleges Booker told another person “that detonating a suicide bomb is his number one aspiration because he couldn’t be captured, all evidence would be destroyed, and he would be guaranteed to hit his target.”  Booker identified Fort Riley as a good target, “because the post is famous and there are a lot of soldiers stationed there,” the complaint alleges.

It is alleged that since March 2015, Booker plotted to construct an explosive device for an attack on American soil.  It is alleged he repeatedly stated that he desired to engage in violent jihad on behalf of ISIL.  Over a period of months, he took a series of actions to advance his plot.  As alleged in the complaint, Booker assisted in acquiring components for a vehicle bomb, produced a propaganda video, rented a storage locker to store components for the explosive device, identified Fort Riley as the target and talked about his commitment to trigger the device himself and become a martyr.

FBI Evidence Response Teams are executing search warrants related to the case.

If convicted, Booker would face a maximum penalty of life in prison.


More: Kansas [MUSLIM] man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance.

His arrest came behind the wheel of a van he belived was packed with 1,000 pounds of explosive.

Last year FoxNews.com reported exclusively that Booker was under investigation for threatening online to commit a “Fort Hood-inspired” act of terror just weeks away from reporting for basic training.

The military learned of his radicalism – which had apparently been on display for months in online posts where he praised Usama bin Laden and pledged to die for radical Islam.

via 2nd Kansas Man arrested in [MUSLIM] ISIS-Inspired Ft. Hood-Type Attack Plot – ABC News.

A second man, Alexander E. Blair, 28, was charged with failing to report a felony.

Booker enlisted on Feb. 7, 2014, and was due to ship to basic training on April 7, 2014. However, his enlistment was terminated on March 24, 2014, at the request of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command because of Booker allegedly making statements that he intended to harm federal personnel.

Since then, he developed a plan to launch a car bomb attack on a military installation in Kansas, prosecutors allege. Blair was aware of the plot and loaned Booker money so he could rent a storage unit where he could store materials for a bomb, according to the indictment.

He’s the latest alleged ISIS sympathizer nabbed by the FBI following a string of arrests involving Americans allegedly plotting to join the terror group overseas or launch attacks on their behalf here in the U.S.

It was not immediately clear if Booker or Blair had attorneys.

Booker came to the FBI’s attention after an unidentified citizen complained to federal authorities about messages he had posted on his Facebook page.

“Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush!!” he allegedly posted on March 19, 2014. “I am so nervous. NOT because I’m scared to die but I am eager to meet my lord.”

The next day, FBI agents approached Booker and interviewed him, according to court documents. In that interview, he admitted he enlisted in the U.S. Army months earlier with the intent to commit an insider attack on American forces like the Ft. Hood in 2009, when Maj. Nidal Hassan killed 13 and injured dozens more, court documents show.

Seven month later, an FBI informant began engaging with Booker, and during those conversations Booker “repeatedly expressed his desire to engage in violent jihad on behalf of [ISIS],” the FBI alleges in court documents.

Specifically, on Oct. 10, 2014, Booker told the FBI informant he “joined the United States Army” and “was going to go in there and kill the American soldier,” the court documents say.

Booker said he did not want to kill “privates” but hoped to target someone with power, federal authorities allege.

In the past month, with the FBI informant and another FBI cooperator, Booker made two of his own propaganda videos on behalf of ISIS, saying in one: “This message is to America. … Today we will bring the Islamic State straight to your doorstep,” court documents say.

At around the same time, Booker and at least one of the FBI informants allegedly began acquiring components for a bomb. The plan was for Booker to drive the bomb Fort Riley, Kansas, where he would detonate it, according to court documents.

Booker was arrested earlier today outside the military installation, as he was “making final connections” to what he thought was a car bomb, the documents say.

He chose Fort Riley “because the post is famous and there are a lot of soldiers stationed there,” the Justice Department alleges.

Exactly a week ago, FBI agents arrested a Philadelphia woman for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the group now so infamous for its brutal propaganda videos and the havoc it’s wreaking in war-torn Syria and Iraq. The day before, the FBI field office in New York announced it has arrested two ISIS-inspired women for plotting to detonate a bomb inside the United States.

The week before, two cousins — one of them a current member of the Illinois National Guard — were arrested in Chicago for allegedly trying to launch ISIS-inspired attacks in the U.S. and overseas.

A week earlier, a U.S. Air Force veteran, 28-year-old Tairod Pugh of New Jersey, was indicted for his own ISIS-inspired plans. On his laptop, FBI agents allegedly discovered more than 180 jihadist propaganda videos.

In February, three New York City men were arrested on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS but also expressed willingness to carry out attacks on the terror group’s behalf in the U.S.

Over the past two years, nearly 50 Americans have been charged with trying to join ISIS or are suspected of taking action inspired by the group.


 

 

 

 

Wisconsin: Child Sex Offender Arrested After Trying to Join Islamic State

This guy and Mohamed have a few things in common.

Joshua Ray Van Haften is seen in an undated photo release by the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Madison, Wisconsin

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Egypt deported the convicted child sex offender while America keeps allowing them into the country. And terrorists. In this case both. via WBAY – Wisconsin Man Accused of Trying to Join Islamic State – April 9, 2015.

A Madison sex offender is accused of trying to join the Islamic State terrorist organization, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The DOJ says Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, intended to travel to Iraq or Syria to join ISIS.

He was arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago Wednesday night as he returned from Turkey. He was formally charged in Madison on Thursday with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

CLICK HERE to read the entire complaint against Van Haften.

From documents filed in federal court, it looks like Van Haften did a lot of traveling between the Madison area, where he lived, and the Middle East.

It was when he was in Egypt he was first on the radar when police say he was taking pictures of a military facility, which is forbidden. Egyptian police notified the U.S. embassy, learned Van Haften was a sex offender, and sent him back to the U.S. in January, 2014. Wisconsin online court records show Van Haften was convicted in Rock County of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in 1999.

In August, a woman told the FBI her 11-year-old son was talking to Van Haften, whom they didn’t know, outside the Capitol in Madison. He talked about “World War III… and leaving the United States to go to Syria.

Two days later, he left for Turkey, which federal investigators consider an entry point into Syria for people who want to join ISIS.

“Van Haften traveled overseas for the alleged purpose of joining and attempting to provide material support to ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

Federal agents began monitoring Van Haften’s Facebook page, which listed his location as “Kucuk Istanbul Sanliurfa Turkey.”

Agents said he was very busy on social media, posting pro-ISIS propaganda and videos from YouTube and liking anti-American posts on Facebook.

Court records show authorities talked to Van Haften’s roommates, who told them he’d “made comments referring to jihad” and that he wasn’t violent “but there was something strange about him.”

Investigators say text messages between Van Haften and a roommate indicate he “had arrived in Syria” in September and would find people to “facilitate in getting me to Iraq to help take over Baghdad.”

Van Haften had this Facebook message exchange with a former roommate:

Former Roommate: whats happening there going to come home some day?

Van Haften: Well, Turkey is looking like it is divided at the moment about attacking ISIS, which if they do then I’m gonna attack them.

Former Roommate: be carefull its not your fight stay safe

Van Haften: It’s gonna be coming soon. I was about to cross to Syria the day before the Americans through Saudi and UAE, started bombing in Syria from their ships.

Former Roommate: Well be carefull

Van Haften: I was gonna be in the very city they bombed. But I didn’t make it. Hopefully soon though. I’m not too worried, maybe at the moment it happens, but I’m kinda jumping headfirst into it. I’m tired of this life man.

It’s unclear when he returned to Turkey. Continue reading

New York: Fourth Muslim charged in ISIS recruiting plot

via Fourth man charged in NYC over alleged ISIS recruiting plot

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NEW YORK – A fourth man was charged on Monday in a terrorism case accusing him of raising money for a plot to have U.S. residents travel overseas to fight for the Islamic State.

Dilkhayot Kasimov was named with three other previously charged defendants in a revised indictment unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn. He faces charges of conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Prosecutors accused Kasimov of working closely with another man, Abror Habibov, to raise $1,600 for a third, Akhror Saidakhmetov, to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Saidakhmetov was carrying the cash when he was intercepted at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Feb. 25 trying to board a flight to Turkey, court papers say.

After being detained on immigration charges, Kasimov admitted he delivered the money to the 19-year-old Saidakhmetov and knew that the teen “might be” traveling to Syria, court papers say. Agents also uncovered “electronic communications in which Kasimov encouraged others to participate in violent jihad,” they said.

Kasimov “served as a money man in support of a co-defendant’s efforts to join ISIL,” Diego Rodriguez, head of New York’s FBI office, said in a statement.

Kasimov is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn. The name of his attorney was not immediately available.

Last month, Saidakhmetov, Habibov and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev — all immigrants from the former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan — pleaded not guilty in the same case. Prosecutors accused Juraboev of also trying to travel to Syria via Turkey to join ISIS.

Juraboev first came to the attention of law enforcement during the summer of 2014 after he made a posting on an Uzbek-language website that backs ISIS, court papers say.

“In his post, Juraboev offered to engage in act of martyrdom on U.S. soil on behalf of ISIL, such as killing the President of the United States,” the papers say.

Defense attorneys for the three men originally charged in the case have denied the allegations.

The charges against Kasimov come amid a spate of recent terrorism cases related to ISIS’ efforts to attract foreign fighters or encourage sympathizers to launch an attack in America. Last week, two women were arrested on charges that they sought to build a homemade bomb after embracing the radical views of groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS.


More: Court records indicate more arrests could be made in the investigation.

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