Trinidad and Tobago: 89 citizens have left to join Islamic State!

Source: ISIS in Caribbean recruitment drive as idyllic holiday island popular with Brit holidaymakers ‘becomes jihadi hotspot’ – Mirror Online  h/t thereligionofpeace.com/

Jihadists from ISIS are reportedly exploiting an undercurrent of extremism in the Caribbean to gain new recruits.

Trinidad and Tobago’s government estimates that 89 of its citizens have left to join Islamic State, a higher figure per head of population than even Belgium has recorded.

The problem is so significant that a telephone hotline was set up in the former British colony at the end of last year. It allows islanders to contact authorities if they believe someone is planning to make the journey.

And the US government has said that it fears an attack might originate from the area. General John Kelly, the former head of US Southern Command, said ISIS was doing a “fair amount” of recruitment in the region, including in Jamaica and Venezuela, The Times reported.

Former British high commissioner Arthur Snell told the paper: “Quite a lot of things that recur in jihadist groups elsewhere apply in Trinidad: people who are exposed to gang violence, broken homes, poor educational opportunities, a lack of a sense of belonging.”

Fears were also expressed that a terror attack in the region would devastate its tourism-based economy.

Four Trinidadian ISIS fighters were reportedly among 961 captured by Turkish security forces last year.

The problem is so significant that a telephone hotline was set up at the end of last year to allow islanders to contact authorities if they believe someone is planning to make the journey


Not the first time Trinidad has made the Creeping Sharia pages. It now has its own category.

Trinidad Muslims caught training for jihad in Venezuela

Muslim academics among 12 arrested in Trinidad and Tobago PM assassination plot

Mexican Cartels Help Muslim Terrorists Get to U.S. to Explore Targets

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Source: Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets Judicial Watch

ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir Among Them

Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information provided by JW’s government source.

Now Khabir trains thousands of men—mostly Syrians and Yemenis—to fight in an ISIS base situated in the Mexico-U.S. border region near Ciudad Juárez, the intelligence gathered by JW’s source reveals. Staking out U.S. targets is not difficult and Khabir actually brags in an Italian newspaper article published last week that the border region is so open that he “could get in with a handful of men, and kill thousands of people in Texas or in Arizona in the space of a few hours.” Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz, Mexico’s top diplomat, says in the article that she doesn’t understand why the Obama administration and the U.S. media are “culpably neglecting this phenomenon,” adding that “this new wave of fundamentalism could have nasty surprises in store for the United States.”

This disturbing development appears on the Open Source Enterprise, the government database that collects and analyzes valuable material from worldwide print, broadcast and online media sources for the U.S. intelligence community. Only registered federal, state and local government employees can view information and analysis in the vast database and unauthorized access can lead to criminal charges. Updated data gathered on Khabir reveals he’s 52 years old and was ordered to leave Kuwait about a decade ago over his extremist positions. Khabir is currently on ISIS’s (also known as ISIL) payroll and operates a cell in an area of Mexico known as Anapra, according to the recently obtained information.

A year ago Judicial Watch reported on an ISIS camp in this exact area, just a few miles from El Paso. JW’s April 14, 2015 report identified Anapra as the location of the ISIS base, details that were provided to JW by sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. Anapra is situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. At the time JW reported that another ISIS cell was established to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas to target the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming. Sources told JW that, during the course of a joint operation, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

A few months later JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling Middle Eastern terrorists into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and that they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers. The foreigners are classified by the U.S. government as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and they are transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just across Highway 20. At the time JW’s government sources revealed that terrorists have long entered the U.S. through Mexico and in fact, an internal Texas Department of Public Safety report leaked by the media documents that several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations have been apprehended crossing the southern border in recent years.

Earlier this year, as part of an ongoing investigation into national security risks in the porous southern border, JW obtained evidence that proves the U.S. government has known for more than a decade about the partnership between terrorists and Mexican drug cartels. State Department documents made public by JW in January say that for at least ten years “Arab extremists” have entered the country through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network “cells.” Among them was a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. Some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States, the government documents say. The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in the September 2004 cable from the American consulate in Ciudad Juárez as Adnan G. El Shurkrjumah. The cable was released to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).


In Dec. 2014 CNN reported that el-Shukrijumah was killed and confirmed dead by the Pakistani military. His name still surfaces frequently.

Creeping Sharia has an entire category on Latin America and for nearly a decade there has been ample evidence suggesting Muslim terrorists are operating in Central and South America yet U.S. officials ignore and deny it. Just this week we posted, Muslim in Minnesota Plotted with ISIS to Route Jihadis Through Mexico to US.

 

Muslim in Minnesota Plotted with ISIS to Route Jihadis Through Mexico to US

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Guled Ali Omar

Source: U.S. Muslim Plotted with Islamic State to Smuggle Fighters Through Mexico, Say Feds

Court documents reveal that a Minnesota Muslim who was allegedly plotting with others to join the Islamic State discussed routing potential terrorists through Mexico to carry out attacks on U.S. soil.

Gules Ali Omar reportedly told members of ISIS that a route through Mexico into the United States could be used to smuggle in potential terrorists according to documents obtained by Breitbart Texas that were filed by prosecutors earlier this week.

Omar was alleged to have been conspiring with a group of Muslim men to join the fight with ISIS to carry out attacks against this country.

Prosecutors said in the documents that Omar spoke of how one of the defendants “found a means of reaching Syria by going through Mexico.” He then allegedly said that “defendants will be able to tell ISIL of the route so that ISIL can send fighters into the United States via that route to mount attacks.”

The documents were filed by prosecutors arguing why their evidence should be admitted in a trial scheduled to begin in May against Omar and some of his alleged conspirators.

Omar is set to stand trial along with Hamza Naj Ahmed, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, and Abdirahman Yasin Daud.


Back stories on Omar and his terrorist Muslim pals, their terrorist lawyers and parents who knew of the terror plans here.

Ex-Uruguayan President blasts behavior of Gitmo jihadis he imported

As Obama is planting the seeds of jihad around the world, Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica blasts the behavior of six ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay’s former president says the conduct of six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled in the South American nation has been “abysmal” and has hurt efforts to resettle others.

Former President Jose Mujica, who oversaw the resettlement in late 2014, made the comments Tuesday to La Republica newspaper.

Mujica, now a senator, says the men’s behavior discouraged other Latin American countries that were considering taking in former detainees. He didn’t provide details. [Mujica said of their behavior:] “Who did the men hurt? Other Guantanamo prisoners.”

The six men, four from Syria, one Tunisian and one Palestinian, arrived with great fanfare. But they have frequently complained about not getting enough state help while refusing to work. Two of the men married local women only to quickly separate amid domestic abuse allegations.

Four Hezbollah ops arrested, used cartel drug money to fund jihad

Source: DEA: Hezbollah drug money scheme disrupted – CNNPolitics.com

Four Hezbollah operatives were arrested for using millions in cocaine proceeds to fund terrorist activity

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Monday that an international operation had netted a Hezbollah network using millions in drug money to fund terrorist activity in Syria and Lebanon.

The arrests targeted a division of Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant organization, that provides “a revenue and weapons stream … responsible for devastating terror attacks around the world,” DEA Acting Deputy Administrator Jack Riley said in a statement.

Seven countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Belgium, were involved in the operation, which apprehended four individuals. The investigation began last February, with the DEA saying that additional arrests were likely.

The terrorist network was said to be working with South American drug cartels to facilitate the movement of millions of dollars in cocaine to the United States and Europe, according to the DEA statement.

The DEA accused the group of using the proceeds of these drug sales to purchase weapons for Hezbollah for its activities in Syria. Hezbollah has sent thousands of fighters to bolster the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Hezbollah also receives weapons and financial support from Iran, but experts said that a combination of factors had increased the terrorist group’s reliance on revenue from criminal activity.

“Defending the Assad regime in Syria is a drain on personnel, funds, and military resources,” terrorism expert Matt Levitt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy told CNN.

The decline in oil prices has led Iran to cut back support, forcing Hezbollah to reduce salaries, and one of the motivating factors behind Hezbollah’s embrace of criminal activity has been its desire to “reduce its financial reliance on Iran,” Levitt said.

Last week, the Treasury announced a series of sanctions targeting the financial support network for Hezbollah, which the State Department has designated a foreign terrorist organization.

The group has a long history of attacks, including one at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983 that killed 241 Americans. Hezbollah has also been linked to terrorist plots against Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 and Peru in 2014.

DEA spokesman Rusty Payne told CNN that the terrorist network was laundering the drug money through the acquisition and sale of high-end used cars, sometimes hiding the cash inside the vehicles themselves as they were shipped internationally.

Texas: 8 Illegal Syrians Caught at Border in Laredo (updated)

Update: Five more Syrians caught in Laredo and six Muslim men caught in Arizona!

How many more slipped in? Unvetted.

via: EXCLUSIVE — REPORT: 8 Syrians Caught at Texas Border in Laredo

Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents.

The sources claimed that eight Syrians were apprehended on Monday, November 16, 2015. According to the sources, the Syrians were in two separate “family units” and were apprehended at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge in Laredo, Texas, also known officially as Port of Entry 1.

Border Patrol agent and NBPC Local 2455 President Hector Garza told Breitbart Texas, “Border Patrol agents who we represent have been contacting our organization to voice concerns about reports from other agents that Syrians crossed the U.S. border from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. Our agents have heard about Syrians being apprehended in the area from other federal agents.” Agent Garza added, “At this time, I cannot confirm or deny that Syrians have crossed, for security reasons.”

Agent Garza further stated that in matters as sensitive as Syrians crossing the border from Mexico, it would be highly unlikely that federal agencies would publicize it or inform a broad group of law enforcement. He did say that Local 2455 is taking the reports seriously and that they “will be issuing an officer safety bulletin advising Border Patrol agents to exercise extra precautions as they patrol the border.”

Breitbart Texas can confirm that a Syrian did attempt to enter the U.S. illegally through Texas in late September. The Syrian was caught using a passport that belonged to someone else and U.S. authorities decided against prosecuting anyone involved due to “circumstances.”


And as we retweeted yesterday:  5 Illegal Syrians in #Honduras on their way to USA.

Double or triple whatever number the State Dept. or Obama tells us will be legally bought into the U.S. (That’s not a typo).

Top Law Enforcement Official: Muslim Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

 

via Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico – Judicial Watch

A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border.

Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers. The information comes from sources on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border who say the Special Interest Aliens (SIA) are being transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20.

Prior to that JW published a series of investigative articles citing high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources certifying that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in at least two Mexican border towns. In August, 2014 ISIS planned to attack the U.S. with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) from a camp in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies were all placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning the terrorist threat.

This past spring JW sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police inspector disclosed that ISIS is actually operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso. The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources told JW.

For the most part, government officials have refused to go on the record about these serious terrorist threats and in fact many have outright denied they exist or have tried silencing sources. For instance, a congressman (Beto O’Rourke) who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives telephoned area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW to break the ISIS in Juarez story.

This makes it refreshing to hear a high-level government official confirm what JW has been reporting for more than a year. During a visit to Laredo a few days ago the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Steven McCraw, answered a question from a member of the public who asked if any suspected ISIS terrorists had ever been apprehended on the Mexican border. A local news outlet published McCraw’s answer: “Individuals that come across the Texas/Mexican border from countries with a known terrorism presence and the answer to that is yes. We have individuals that we’ve needed to debrief in Pashto/Dari. Not a lot of Pashto and Dari speakers around. But you can’t think about the last attack; you have to think of the next attack and where our vulnerabilities are. So, we’re concerned about that.” Before becoming DPS director in 2009 McCraw was an FBI special agent in several large U.S. cities as well as a DPS narcotics agent and a Texas state trooper.

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