‘Rigorous Vetting’: Iraqi Refugee Pleads Guilty to Trying to Help ISIS by Bombing Houston Malls

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:11 am

Really good idea that Obama’s admitting hundreds of thousands of “refugees” from the Middle East while Granny Clinton pledges to up that number.

An Iraqi refugee who wanted to set off bombs at two shopping malls in Houston, Texas, has pleaded guilty to trying to help ISIS.

Omar Faraj Saeed al-Hardan, 24, admitted as part of a plea deal yesterday that he had pledged loyalty to the Islamic State in November 2014 and had obtained training to use tactical weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle. 

Al-Hardan, who came to Houston from Iraq in 2009, admitted a charge of attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization and faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced in January.

Al-Hardan’s case comes during a presidential election race in which the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has raised fears about the danger of admitting refugees from the Middle East.

Trump has called for ‘extreme vetting’ of all Muslim migrants.

The federal authorities say al-Hardan began to develop a relationship in June 2014 with a confidential informant, discussing hopes to travel overseas to fight with ISIS.

Homeland Security Special Agent Herman Wittliff testified that the suspect had been learning how to make electronic transmitters which could be used to detonate explosives.

Agent Wittliff said al-Hardan hoped to bomb two Houston malls, including the Galleria, using cellphones to detonate the devices.

An FBI statement at the time said al-Hardan did not have an ‘active or planned plot targeting a specific location in Houston or elsewhere’.

The Houston Chronicle said al-Hardan had said: ‘I want to blow myself up. I want to travel with the Mujahideen. I want to travel to be with those who are against America. I am against America.’ 

Yet here we are letting these people in without the slightest idea who they are.


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