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by Capt Joseph R. John (Ret.), Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress

Pakistani-born Faisal Shahzad is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at a maximum-security federal prison in Colorado for an attempted Times Square bombing in 2010.  He is a naturalized U.S. citizen who attended the University of Bridgeport (CT), graduating with a Master’s Degree in 2005.

(Nov. 23, 2015) — Despite the fact that Islamic Syrian refugees with fake passports were among the ISIS terrorists who murdered 129 peaceful Parisians casually dining in restaurants and others who were attending a music concert in Paris on Friday night, November 13, 2015, and despite the fact that thousands of the Islamic refugees are single males of military age from throughout the broader Middle East and not just from Syria, and despite the fact that Obama is ignoring the FBI’s repeated warning that because documents do not exist, they cannot determine if the Islamic Refugees have terrorist ties, Obama is doubling down and insisting that an estimated 80,000 refugees this year must be permitted to enter the US under every condition—they have been entering and resettled non-stop.  It may be helpful for clear-thinking, patriotic Americans who care about their safety and the safety of their families to review the following litany of how radical Islamic terrorists (many falsely classified as refugees) who were allowed to enter the US have murdered and/or attempted to murder American citizens.

On May 20, 2010, Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani, attempted a car bombing in New York City’s Times Square using his dark blue 1993 Nissan pathfinder sports utility vehicle.  Luckily the improvised explosive device’s ignition source malfunctioned.   He was arrested after trying to board Emirates Flight 202 to Dubai at JFK International Airport on May 21st.  Shahzad admitted attempting the car bombing and said that he trained at a Pakistani Islamic terrorist training camp.  Shahzad had been listed on the U.S. government’s Travel-Lookout List since 1999 because he brought large amounts of cash into the U.S. (approximately $82,500) between January 1999 and April 2008. Eric Holder said the Pakistani terrorists directed the attack and may have financed the attempted car bombing in Times Square.

According to a report released by the House Homeland Security Committee in 2010, two Al Qaeda terrorists who had killed American soldiers in Iraq were able to enter the U.S. as refugees (details of that can be read in the below-listed article). Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, two Iraqi refugees settled in Bowling Green, KY after killing American soldiers, whom they bragged about having “for lunch and dinner.” An FBI report stated that two Al Qaeda operatives were caught handling weapons, including a machine gun and a missile-launcher, and that they planned to smuggle the weapons to Islamic terrorists in Iraq.

The Tsarnaev brothers entered the U.S. as Islamic Refugees at ages 9 and 16, were radicalized, and when they came of age, they planned and executed an attack to murder American spectators in Boston, watching the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013; they employed explosive devices in backpacks, killing 3 and wounding 264 innocent Americans citizens.

On May 3, 2015, three Islamic terrorists from Phoenix, AZ, Nadir Sofi (a Pakistani who live and trained in Pakistan), Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem (who supplied the firearms and ammunition used in the attack), and Elton Simpson (who trained with Islamic terrorists in Africa) planned an attack on a free speech event showcasing controversial cartoons of Mohammed in Garland, Texas.  Nadir and Elton executed the shooting and tried to enter the Curtis Culwell Center where the event was being held.  Just minutes before the attack took place, a Twitter account with the username “Shariah is Light” posted a message saying “may Allah accept us as mujahedeen” and ending “Texas attack”; both attackers had pledged allegiance to “Amirul Mu’mineen,” a likely reference to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  The account was suspended soon after.  The two gunmen drove into the parking lot for the Curtis Culwell Center, immediately jumped out with automatic rifles, and started firing at an unarmed school security officer who was hit in the leg; an off-duty traffic policeman killed both of them.

On July 16, 2015, Mohammed Yousef Abdulazeez, who was born in Kuwait, had Jordanian citizenship, and lived in the United States since grammar school was radicalized like the Tsarnaev brothers.  He planned and executed an attack on a U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Center and a U.S. Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, TN, killing 4 US Marines and one US Navy Petty Officer.

On November 14, 2015, Fox News reported Border Patrol agents in Arizona caught three Muslim Saudi-Arabian nationals trying to evade a highway checkpoint.  They were captured in an area considered one of the hottest smuggling routes in the U.S., just a few miles from where, two days later, Border Patrol agents in Sonora, Arizona arrested five Muslim Pakistani nationals and one Muslim Afghani national who were caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally through the wide-open Arizona Border.

In Texas during the week of November 16, eight Syrian Muslim nationals were caught trying to cross the U.S. border from Mexico.  When coupled with the 6 Syrian Muslim nationals caught in Honduras with stolen doctored Greek passports, trying to travel to the US/Mexican Border, and another Syrian Muslim national with a fake passport who was caught in Costa Rica trying to head up to the US/Mexican Border, the steady flow of Middle Eastern illegal aliens has raised serious concerns with the U.S. Border Patrol.

If the 24 above-listed all male (none of the Muslims carrying fake passports were “widows and orphans”) Saudi, Pakistani, Afghani, and Syrian potential radical Islamic terrorists were apprehended within a 10-day period trying to cross the southern border illegally with fake passports, they are only the tip of the spear, because the U.S. Border Patrol still doesn’t have the help that an effective border fence would provide.  The Border Patrol state they can only apprehend about 40% of the illegals entering the United States, so it appears during that same 10-day period, 60 potential radical Islamic terrorists successfully entered the U.S. illegally.

Over the last 7 years, thousands of Muslim illegal aliens from the Middle East with fake passports have been entering the United States seeking asylum as refugees.  The left-of-center liberal media establishment refuses to report on the wholesale entry of thousands of potential radical Islamic terrorists from the Middle East who have been illegally entering the United States across the wide-open southern border.  A Syrian immigrant in New York, Arafat Succar, says ISIS sleeper cells are already present in America and waiting for orders to strike.  Succar also tells the New York Post, “You can go to the Syrian government today and say to them, ‘I need a piece of paper that says I’m John Doe, and they give it to you.”  Succar says it is incredibly easy for ISIS terrorists to obtain authentic-looking (but fake) identification papers in Syria and then to pose as a refugee to infiltrate foreign countries.

After 7 years of the cover-up by DHS and the left-of-center liberal media establishment, the Border Patrol Union is reporting directly to Congressional Committees of the illegal entry of Muslim males from the Middle East through the wide-open southern border, who, following illegal entry, seek and are granted asylum as refugees by the Obama administration, but that is not the case for Christians entering because of the genocide being perpetrated against them by ISIS.

Amid Washington’s raging debate over the 10,000 Syrian refugees already entering the United States (the first of 250,000 Syrian refugees to whom Obama intends to grant asylum), there is an unfair controversy that has developed, to put it mildly.  In April and May 2015,  27 Assyrian Christians (17 men and 10 women) who were driven from their ancient homeland on the Plains of Nineveh in Iraq by ISIS terrorists crossed into the U.S. from Mexico at the San Diego Border Crossing. They immediately sought asylum from the Christian genocide being carried out by ISIS terrorists, explaining they were being crucified, burned alive, shot, beheaded, and raped in their ancient homeland.

When the 27 Assyrian Christians arrived in San Diego, unlike the 400,000 illegal-alien Central Americans, they immediately turned themselves in and officially sought asylum from the Christian genocide.  They requested to join their friends and families in the thriving Iraqi Christian community in El Cajon and San Diego, which had homes and jobs for the 27 Assyrian Christians.  But unlike the 400,000 Central American illegal aliens who illegally entered the United States in June and immediately received asylum, the door to America is being slammed shut on the 27 Assyrian Christians by Obama; they are being deported, and their bid for asylum from religious persecution and genocide has been rejected while 10,000 Syrian Muslim refugees without proper documentation are being permitted to enter the US and being resettled.

The FBI has informed the Congress that 250 Muslims, many of whom went through Obama’s Fast-Track Program to become American citizens or are Somalis who entered the United States through the UN Refugee Resettlement Program, have traveled to the Middle East and Africa to train with ISIS in committing genocide against Syrian and Assyrian Christians.  Recently several men from the large community of Somali refugees in Minnesota were apprehended by the FBI trying to join ISIS. The FBI have identified over 70 cells of ISIS radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states and are investigating over 900 cases concerning potential plots to strike the United States. Many of those cases are in Muslim refugee communities or concern first-generation Americans of Middle Eastern and African descent.

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has proposed the first piece of legislation in the Senate that will stop Syrian Islamic refugees from entering the U.S. to add to the over 700,000 Islamic refugees that Obama has brought into the United States through the UN Refugee Resettlement Program and resettled throughout the United States without telling federal law enforcement or governors of the states where they now reside.  Senator Cruz’s Senate Bill, S. 2302, the “Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act,” has been assigned to the Judiciary Committee.  The bill immediately halts the resettlement of Islamic refugees..

There is a “Refugee Resettlement Racket” under way in the United States. The details are listed in the attachment that that “Refugee Resettlement Racket” is being funded by the Republican-led Congress to support the Obama administration; it is a program that has been going on for 7 years, and the American people know nothing about it.  It is costing the American taxpayers billions of dollars each year.   The “Refugee Resettlement Racket” is a threat to the national security of the United States because, according to the FBI, there is no way to verify if those Muslim refugees have terrorist ties, and  the law enforcement agencies are blocked from learning where they are being resettled.

Each year, for the last 7 years, Obama has been bringing in thousands of Muslim Refugees (99% Muslim, and 1% Christian), through the UN Refugee Resettlement Program and has been accepting more Muslim refugees each year than all the countries in the world combined (the numbers now exceed 700,000 and the cost is staggering).  In addition, thousands of Middle Eastern Muslims are flooding across the southern border each year.  The UN Refugee Resettlement Office has repeatedly refused to accept any of the 300,000 Middle Eastern Christian refugees for resettlement in the U.S.; they are being housed and fed by the Greek Catholic Relief Agency.

Obama is responding to the ISIS attacks in Paris with a rhetorical fusillade against Republicans for the supposed bigotry.  It is a ploy as brilliant as it is disgustingly cynical.  Obama is a co-author of this refugee crisis; he has let is fester and expand for 7 years. After he warned Assad not to cross his red line, and Assad did, Obama did absolutely nothing.  However, Obama supplied Al Qaeda and ISIS with  weapons through Benghazi—another gun-running operation, just like “Fast and Furious,” where Obama authorized gun-running by providing weapons to the Mexican drug cartels.

As Walter Russell Mead wr0te, “No one other than the Butcher Assad and the unspeakable al-Baghdadi, is as responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria as Obama.” Instead of helping the millions of Syrian refugees in their homeland for the last 7 years, Obama did nothing and now wants the American people to accept the refugees.  Somewhere deep inside Obama’s supposedly Niebuhrian conscience, even he must suspect there is some truth to this. And even if his denial is total, he must understand that a great many historians and Americans will side with Mead in this appraisal.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan American SAFE Act of 2015 with a vote of 289-137 (which included 47 Democrats who voted for approval).  The legislation was co-authored by an endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, Congressman Ryan Zinke, Cdr-USN (Ret) (SEAL). The American SAFE Act simply calls for “a pause” in bringing in thousands of Muslim Refugees until the refugee screening process can be guaranteed for each refugee by the Director of FBI and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Obama has threatened to veto the legislation.  Every American should honestly ask himself why Obama would refuse to work with the FBI to ensure that ISIS radical Islamic terrorists are prevented from entering the United States?  There are only several reasons why Obama wouldn’t support such a “pause.”

Copyright 2015, Capt. Joseph R. John. All Rights Reserved. This material can only be posted on another website or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission from the author.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

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