100’s terror plots stopped in U.S. – mostly foreign-born suspects, dozens of refugees

Not to mention the jihadi children of refugees.

via: Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection

Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees.

The files are sure to inflame the debate over the Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from Syria and elsewhere, a proposal Donald Trump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 campaign trail.

“[T]hese data make clear that the United States not only lacks the ability to properly screen individuals prior to their arrival, but also that our nation has an unprecedented assimilation problem,” Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told President Obama in a June 14 letter, obtained by FoxNews.com.

The files also give fresh insight into the true scope of the terror threat and cover a wide range of cases, including:

  • A Seattle man plotting to attack a U.S. military facility
  • An Atlantic City man using his “Revolution Muslim” site to encourage confrontations with U.S. Jewish leaders “at their homes”
  • An Iraq refugee arrested in January, accused of traveling to Syria to “take up arms” with terror groups

While the June 12 massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub marked the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since 2001, the data shows America has been facing a steady stream of plots. For the period September 2001 through 2014, data shows the U.S. successfully prosecuted 580 individuals for terrorism and terror-related cases. Further, since early 2014, at least 131 individuals were identified as being implicated in terror.

Across both those groups, the senators reported that at least 40 people initially admitted to the U.S. as refugees later were convicted or implicated in terror cases.

Among the 580 convicted, they said, at least 380 were foreign-born. The top countries of origin were Pakistan, Lebanon and Somalia, as well as the Palestinian territories.

Both Sessions and Cruz sit on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, which compiled the terror-case information based on data from the Justice Department, news reports and other open-source information. The files were shared with FoxNews.com.

The files include dates, states of residence, countries of origin for foreign-born suspects, and reams of other details.

Specifically, they show a sharp spike in cases in 2015, largely stemming from the arrest of suspects claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. They also show a heavy concentration of cases involving suspects from California, Texas, New York and Minnesota, among other states.

EXPLORE THE DATA IN THE MAPS AND CHARTS BELOW

The senators say the terror-case repository still is missing critical details on suspects’ immigration history, which they say the Department of Homeland Security has “failed to provide.” Immigration data the senators compiled came from other sources.

Sessions and Cruz asked the president in their letter to order the departments of Justice, Homeland Security and State to “update” and provide more detailed information. The senators have sent several letters to those departments since last year requesting immigration histories of those tied to terror.

“The administration refuses to give out the information necessary to establish a sound policy that protects Americans from terrorists,” Sessions said in a statement to Fox News.

Asked about the complaints, DHS spokeswoman Gillian M. Christensen told FoxNews.com the department “will respond to the senators’ request directly and not through the press.”

“More than 100 Congressional committees, subcommittees, caucuses, commissions and groups exercise oversight and ensure accountability of DHS and we work closely with them on a daily basis. We’ve received unprecedented requests from a number of senators and representatives for physical paper files for more than 700 aliens,” she said, adding that officials have to review each page manually for privacy and other issues.

The allegations detailed in the subcommittee’s research pertain to a range of cases, involving suspects caught traveling or trying to travel overseas to fight, as well as suspects ensnared in controversial sting operations which civil-liberties groups including the ACLU have criticized.

In a 2014 report, Human Rights Watch said nearly half of the federal counterterror convictions at the time came from “informant-based cases,” many of them sting operations where the informants played a role in the plot.


And they haven’t stopped the most deadly Muslim terror attacks on Americans.

More details on the Number of Refugees Arrested for Terror Higher than Reported

Orlando nightclub jihadi cheered 9/11 terror attacks, taunted American students

Source: Orlando gunman Omar Mateen ‘cheered the terrorists on 9/11 and made plane noises | Daily Mail Online

While the nation watched in horror as two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, the future Orlando gunman was openly cheering, former classmates say.

Omar Mateen, 29, was shot dead in a gunfight with police Saturday night after opening fire inside an Orlando gay nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring dozens more.

Just hours after the incident, former classmates of the gunman started talking about the massacre in a private Facebook group, going over their memories of Mateen to see if there were any clues of the man who he would become.

One incident in particular stuck out to at least three of the former students, and that was the bizarre way that Mateen allegedly cheered on the terrorists during the September 11, 2001 attacks.

At the time of the attacks, Mateen was a sophomore in high school, attending a Spectrum Alternative School, a school for students with poor grades or behavioral issues.

The Washington Post reports that Mateen’s class was watching broadcast video of the first plane hitting one of the towers that morning when the second plane hit on live TV.

After the second plane hit, a former classmate recalls that Mateen ‘stood up in class and…started jumping up-and-down cheering on the terrorist’.

‘Mateen was smiling. It was almost like surreal how happy he was about what happened to us,’ the student recalls. 

The former student, who spoke anonymously to the Post for fear of his business clients learning that he attended an alternative school, said Mateen also claimed that Osama bin Laden was his uncle.

Another former classmate told the Post that Mateen started acting out after the two towers were hit, and that he was sent to the dean’s office with Mateen for misbehaving.

‘I was sleeping in class and woke up to see people jumping off buildings, so I started swearing and they sent me up,’ the former student said. ‘But Omar was saying some really rude stuff. Stuff like, “That’s what America deserves.” That kind of thing. It wasn’t right.’

Robert Zirkle, who was a freshman at Martin County High School at the time but who rode the same bus as Mateen, says that Mateen began taunting other students on the ride by making plane noises.

Zirkle says he believes Mateen was suspended or expelled from his school shortly after 9/11.

On the day of 9/11 itself, another student recalls seeing Mateen’s father pick him up from school and slap him across the face in public.

‘They had to escort him out of the school,’ Zirkle said. ‘Other kids were trying to fight him. A couple days after, they had to take him off the bus.’

‘A few of my friends wanted to fight him because he kept doing it and saying crazy things,’ he added. ‘It’s weird. He was totally cool before 9/11, and then something changed.’

Mateen’s lasting fascination with terrorists was obvious when he called 911 from inside the Pulse nightclub on Sunday.

FBI Director James Comey saidin a statement on Monday that the shooter was involved in precisely three calls to a 911 dispatcher at approximately 2:30am.

Comey said: ‘He (Mateen) called and hung up. He called again and spoke with the dispatcher and hung up.

‘And the dispatcher called him back and they spoke briefly.

‘During the calls he said he was doing this for the leader of ISIS, who he named, and pledged loyalty to. But he also appeared to claim solidarity with the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings and solidarity with the Florida man who died as a suicideb bomber in Syria for Al-Nusra Front – a group in conflict with the so-called Islamic State.

‘The Boston bombers and the suicide bomber from Florida were not inspired by ISIS, which adds a little bit to the confusion about his motives’, Comey concluded.


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California: Saudi at Culver City mosque linked to 9/11 attack

Source: Worker at LA-area mosque may be linked to 9/11 attack | abc7.com

In the three years following the terror attacks the 9/11 Commission found no evidence the Saudi government or high-ranking Saudi officials funded Al Qaeda.

But John Lehman — a former member of that investigative commission — said a classified section of the investigation shows that as many as six Saudi individuals may have played a role in the attacks. One of those people, he said, is a man who worked at Culver City’s King Fahad Mosque.

Mahomed Khan, who handles public relations for the King Fahad Mosque, said if that was the case, the man was clearly not a representative of the mosque.

Khan also questioned the timing of the new concern, pointing out that the 9/11 Commission wrapped up its investigation 12 years ago.

“You wonder, ‘Does this have to do with the election cycle?’ I’m not saying it is or isn’t but why now? Why couldn’t the commissioners deal with it back then?” he said.

But Lehman said the investigation didn’t look hard enough into lower-level Saudi involvement. Former Federal Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste agreed

“We would not be so arrogant as to think that we, with our limited time and resources, have investigated every single aspect that there is to look at in the 9/11 disaster,” he said.

Ben-Veniste and Lehman were calling for a new federal probe and the release of 28 pages of classified documents from the original investigation, even though Lehman admitted they contain no smoking gun.

The Saudi government supports releasing those pages as does Khan, but in situations like this, he worries about misguided backlash against Muslims.


Meanwhile, Obama Signals Veto of Senate Bill Allowing 9/11 Families to Sue Saudi Arabia.

More:

Memos on Alleged Saudi-Affiliated Support of the 9/11 Attacks

The National Archives released a series of memos written by Sept. 11 Commission staff members, a compilation of numerous possible connections between the hijackers and Saudis inside the United States. The document appears to be a glimpse into what is still contained in the classified 28 pages of the congressional inquiry into the 2001 attacks.

 

Video: Bob Graham Still Shining Light on Uncle Sam’s 9/11 Saudi Cover-Up

Source: The Death of the Grown-Up | Diana West   h/t EuroNews


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Release the 28 Pages So We Can ‘End This Suicidal Phony Alliance with Saudi Arabia’

Source: Paul Sperry: Release the 28 Pages So We Can ‘End This Suicidal Phony Alliance with Saudi Arabia’ – Breitbart

Investigative journalist and Hoover Institution media fellow Paul Sperry appeared on Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon on Monday morning to talk about the potential release of the “28 Pages” of long-classified documents that may demonstrate Saudi complicity in the 9/11 attacks.

Sperry, author of Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington, published an article in the New York Post this weekend about “how the U.S. covered up the Saudi role in 9/11.”  In that article, Sperry discusses many interviews with intelligence and law-enforcement officers who say “virtually every road” from the 9/11 attacks “led back to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, as well as the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles” — but investigators were constantly told to back off from pursuing those leads.

On Breitbart News Daily, Sperry said his book Infiltration documents “how the Saudi machine has financed a number of front organizations,” including — but not limited to — radical mosques.  He expected the infamous “28 Pages” to fit neatly with the many other classified documents he reviewed when writing the book.

He thought the Saudis probably shared that expectation, given their surprisingly blunt threats to wage economic warfare against the United States if the documents are declassified.

“It’s an empty threat, but it shows just how worried they are, that this information is going to get out there, and they’re going to be held liable,” he said, adding that he’s been told “there’s enough information in those 28 pages to bring indictments against Saudi officials.”

Sperry emphasized the importance of both releasing the 28 Pages and passing legislation that would allow 9/11 families to use the declassified information, by filing suit against the Saudis involved in the attacks.

He was somewhat doubtful any of that legislation would pass Congress, unless American voters contacted their representatives and demanded it.  One positive sign noted by Sperry is that the number of co-sponsors for the 9/11 bill has doubled since the San Bernardino jihad attack.  On the other hand, he lamented that very few of the representatives allowed to read the 28 pages in a secure facility have done so, and it’s not even clear that President Obama has read them.

“The Saudis’ fingerprints are all over 9/11, and yet our government has done everything to erase them, so the public can’t see them,” he charged.  “You’re not just talking about locking up those 28 pages, but also the case agents I’ve talked to, who were working those 9/11 leads going back to the Saudis, were stymied at every turn.  They were stopped from doing their jobs, when it came to the Saudis.”

“These 28 pages are explosive,” he said.  “They name names of individuals complicit in the attacks.  They’re all clearly identified – the facilitators and handlers for the hijackers, the financiers and bag men.”

“This is a monstrous scandal a political scandal, as well — one of the worst in our history, if not the worst,” Sperry continued.  “It is so important to release those 28 pages, not just so the 9/11 families can finally get justice and closure, but also so we can end this suicidal phony alliance with Saudi Arabia.”

“We’re still sharing intel with them, at this moment, in our so-called War on Terrorism, that Obama won’t even call it that any more,” he pointed out.  “We’re still arming them, sending weapon systems, JDAMs.  We’re still rubber-stamping their student visas, to the tune of tens of thousands of these young Saudi men are still flooding our shores here, and supposedly going to our campuses — the ones that, you know, we can track.  But yet the Saudis, they’re still funding jihadists, all around the globe, and they’re still building radical mosques here.”

“We’ve got to stop this madness.  The Saudis are operating a massive counter-intelligence program against us, right here in America,” Sperry warned.  “And we’re letting it happen.”

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Report: Some Jersey City Muslims did celebrate 9/11

Concluding what we already knew despite media lies and cover ups. via EXCLUSIVE: Some Jersey City Muslims did celebrate 9/11, cop and residents say | NJ.com

…in a new examination by NJ Advance Media, a police officer who worked on 9/11 and residents on the outskirts of Journal Square say they witnessed small pockets of people celebrating before the groups dispersed or were broken up by authorities.

The NJ Advance Media inquiry, encompassing more than two dozen interviews conducted since Nov. 25, found Trump’s broad assertion that thousands of people cheered to be baseless. At the same time, the inquiry provides the first credible indication of at least two modest celebrations, as described by on-the-record sources who say they witnessed the behavior.

“When I saw they were happy, I was pissed,” said Ron Knight, 56, a Tonnele Avenue resident who said he heard cries of “Allahu Akbar” as he shouldered his way through a crowd of 15 to 20 people on John F. Kennedy Boulevard that morning.

Collectively, the gatherings amounted to dozens of people at the two locations, the witnesses said. Callers also flooded the 911 system with accounts of jubilant Muslims on a rooftop at a third location, three police officers said, but a reporter was unable to find witnesses there 14 years later.

Among the news organization’s findings:

• A retired police captain, Peter Gallagher, said he cleared a rooftop celebration of 20 to 30 people at 6 Tonnele Ave., a four-story apartment building with an unobstructed view of Lower Manhattan, in the hours after the second tower fell.

“Some men were dancing, some held kids on their shoulders,” said Gallagher, then a sergeant. “The women were shouting in Arabic and keening in the high-pitched wail of Arabic fashion. They were told to go back to their apartments since a crowd of non-Muslims was gathering on the sidewalk below and we feared for their safety.”

FBI agents took several residents of the building into custody days later, according to neighbors and an account in The Star-Ledger. It is unclear why they were detained.

• Knight was one of two Tonnele Avenue residents who said they witnessed a crowd celebrating on John F. Kennedy Boulevard not far from Masjid Al-Salam, the mosque where Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as the “blind sheikh,” preached before the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Carlos Ferran, 60, who lives in the same building as Knight, said he was on his way to a liquor store to buy beer when he came across the gathering on the sidewalk.

“Some of them had their hands in the air,” Ferran said. “They were happy.”

• Numerous people called police to report an exultant crowd on the roof of 2801 John F. Kennedy Blvd., a distinctive, five-story apartment building at the intersection of Sip Avenue, said retired officer Arthur Teeter, who worked in the radio room at police headquarters on Sept. 11.

Officers were dispatched to the address at least twice but were delayed getting inside because the front door was locked, said another retired officer, Bruce Dzamba.

“By the time I got to the roof, no one was there,” Dzamba said.

The building was cited in a Sept. 16, 2001, WCBS television news clip in which reporter Pablo Guzman, citing unnamed sources, said federal officials had detained eight men seen cheering on the roof. That account could not be independently verified.

Teeter, the officer who worked in the radio room, said the address was one of several where 911 callers cited rooftop celebrations.

“There were enough calls that it was disturbing,” he said. “That’s the only word I can use.”

Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop speaking with terrorist Muslim group CAIR

• Three additional officers who remain on the Jersey City force said they witnessed small groups of Muslim celebrants on Sept. 11, but they would not speak for attribution, citing a department policy that prohibits media interviews.

The officers, including a high-ranking official, said their reluctance to speak publicly also stemmed from concern they would run afoul of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, who has repeatedly said celebrations did not take place.

“I saw it with my own eyes,” the ranking officer said. “In the end, police officers are professionals, so we just observed that stuff and sucked it up.”

Eleven other officers claimed to have been witnesses to celebrations in postings on Facebook after Trump resurrected the issue, but they either declined to speak for attribution

“I don’t remember the exact words, but it was to the effect of a large amount of people on the roof, and they were celebrating, and we had to check it out as a hazardous condition given the background of what had just happened,” Ascolese said, adding that he did not personally respond.

A longtime resident of the building said that on Sept. 11, three other residents independently told her people were cheering on the roof.

“As a good American, as a good person, it made me angry,” said the woman, 88, who insisted on being identified by her formal married name, Mrs. Robert Evans. She was interviewed in the presence of the building’s superintendent, Jose Cespedes.


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Maryland School district submits to sharia, will close schools on Islamic holiday

The day in question falls on a Sunday in 2016. That date is September the 11th. So now in America, public schools will close for Muslim holidays but not for the day Muslims attacked and killed nearly 3,000 Americans.

via Montgomery Co. schools to close for Muslim holiday – WTOP

WASHINGTON — After years of debate, the Montgomery County Public School system has decided to accommodate families who celebrate the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha by closing school for students on Sept. 12 of 2016.

The day could still be used as an in-service day for teachers — but those details have yet to be worked out.

The move came after school board member Christopher Barclay suggested the calendar change.

“We are putting ourselves in a place that we give lip service to the diversity that we have in this incredible community that we live in and serve — but in fact, the most important things are the actions that we take,” Barclay told his colleagues.

 Interim School Superintendent Larry Bowers had originally suggested studying the question of scheduling professional and in-service days for teachers and how to accommodate the Muslim holiday further, but Barclay said, “I think we have an opportunity right here, right now.”

Montgomery County School Board President Patricia O’Neil was reluctant to make the change in the 2016 calendar, saying the Maryland State Board of Education calendar designated Sept. 11 — a Sunday — as Eid al-Adha, and that shifting other days in the school calendar could result in extending the end of the school year to a Monday.

“I’m not willing to do that,”  she said.


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