According to the Department of Justice an Iraqi immigrant, now a US citizen was just sentenced to 48 months in prison for lying to the FBI about a trip he took into Syria in 2013.
Iraqi-born, Bilal Abood, 38 years old of Mesquite, Texas was a former translator who took advantage of a special program that catapulted those towards citizenship who helped our military. He also joined the US Army and went through basic training but left after the Army would not allow him to go back to visit family in Iraq.
That was the story he told to the FBI in March of 2013 as he attempted to board a flight from Fort Worth International Airport, he just wanted to travel to Iraq to see his family. Apparently, the real reason was to get to Syria and fight with Islamic State.
In reality according to the DOJ website,
“On approximately April 29, 2013, Abood left the United States through Mexico and traveled through various countries into Syria. On Sept. 16, 2013, Abood returned to the United States and admitted to FBI special agents that he had traveled to Syria, but he denied supporting any terrorist groups.”
According to Counter Extremism Project Abood began working as a security guard in 2009 after arriving here from Iraq. Following the false report he made to the FBI in 2013, a warrant was obtained to search his computer. Its inspection revealed pro-Islamic State propaganda and tweets supporting Abu Bakr Bagdadi.
In addition, he has received Army training, and has experience as a security guard which makes Abood especially dangerous, according to FBI Special Agent John Brown.
Considering his background one would think he should be carted off and put into Guantanamo. Why is this jihadi terrorist only receiving 4 years prison time? One could make a reasonable bet that it will be cut in half for good behavior. This dangerous jihadi may possibly be out on the streets of Texas in 24 months.
On the east side of the coutry we have a recently reported case of Mohamad Jamal Khweis, of Alexandria, Virginia, born to Pakistani immigrants, who is being charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
According to USA Today,
“Khweis, who spoke to Kurdistan24 TV in March after fleeing ISIL, said he was raised in in a Washington, D.C., suburb and had studied criminal law at a community college. The son of a limo driver and cosmetologist also worked for a time as a Virginia bank teller.”
Khweis apparently sold his car to travel through Europe and Turkey to get into Syria. Once in Syria he was taken to a place in Raqqa and stripped of all identification. Some interesting testimony from Mohamad follows in the article:
- “he was asked at one point whether he wanted to be a suicide bomber, and he answered, ‘yes,’ thinking the question was intended to test his commitment to ISIL.”
- “the recruits met with a special ISIL group responsible for training foreign volunteers and sending them “back to their home countries to conduct operations and execute attacks.”
- “Khweis also described rigorous religious training where an Imam would end each lesson by stating, “May God destroy America.”
This type of travel for Islamic State sympathizers and jihadis seems to be getting little more than a ho-hum from the American media. When one ponders the fact that America is an outsourcer of Islamic terrorism, it begins to awaken the average citizen to the fact that we are being constantly infiltrated with terrorists and terrorist sympathizers within our borders. The majority of Islamic terrorist attacks committed here in America, and there have been many, have been perpetrated either by Muslim immigrants or families of Muslim immigrants, and have received teaching from Mosques here in America.
Can there be a connection here, and might that connection just spur our legislators to clamp down on immigration from hot-beds of Islamic terrorism so as to uphold the oath they took to protect from enemies both foreign and domestic? If not, then the legislators deserve to be physically removed from their offices by We the People.
Therefore, it makes perfect sense to ban any more Muslims from entering this country until we can deal with the terrorists and would-be terrorists already within our flimsy borders. Many are entering our borders through legal means, be it the Refugee Resettlement Program, Hb1, and student visas. These programs need to be halted, and/or extensively limited until proven safe for Americans.
Thank God for the FBI agents who are doing a tremendous job to weed out and capture these Muslims who pose a threat to our personal security. They have a magnanimous job ahead of them though as the President and his administration continue to add more potential terrorists who may end up like Abood and Khweis as they pledge themselves to Islamic State.
One might wonder how many of these stealth jihadists are we rubbing shoulders with on a daily basis without even knowing it? Authentic Americans who love their God-given freedoms had better stand now to demand some action from many in Congress who are failing in their duties to this country. A good place to start would be to defund the Refugee Resettlement Program.