May 14, 2007, - 1:02 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the Dearbornistan Tracfone buyers from last year?
Lebanese Shi’ite Muslims Ali Houssaiky and Osama Sobhi Abulhassan were caught in Ohio, buying multiple Tracfones from various stores and lied to police about why they bought them. Houssaiky is related to the famed Fadlallah family of Hezbollah. And Abulhassan told Sheriffs in Washington County, Ohio that he knew what they were doing was wrong. (After I wrote about him, his brother, Bassem Abulhassan, sent me an e-mail cheering the murder of my cousin, Jon Schlissel, in the 9/11 attacks.)
Then, there were Adham Abdelhamid Othman, Maruan Awad Muhareb, and Louai Abdelhamied Othman–the Texas Muslim Palestinians, born in Jerusalem and caught filming the grids of the Mackinac Bridge in Northern Michigan. They, too, bought multiple TracFones and had software to reprogram the phones for free use overseas.
The FBI said neither case was tied to terrorism, even though an Al-Qaeda terrorist manual instructed the use of TracFones and terrorist Zaccarias Moussaoui had one. Well, a new story out of Lubbock, Texas should be a hint that large disposable cellphone purchases by Muslims is, indeed, for terrorist activity. And it’s an even stronger hint that our federal law enforcement authorities tend to be boneheads on this. How do we know it’s tied to terrorism? Well, the phone purchasing suspect told authorities so. And, so, they . . . let him go????!!!!!:
A bulk purchase of disposable cell phones in Muleshoe is turning into a federal investigation.
According to police reports, Muleshoe authorities have questioned a man who confessed to buying sixty disposable cell phones in a variety of Muleshoe stores. He reportedly went on to admit that the phones would eventually be used as bomb detonators in Iraq.
The man has since been released, and no charges were filed.
He tells them the cellphones are used to blow up our troops and other people in Iraq. AND THEY LET HIM GO?????!!!!!
Hello? Hello? Hello? Anyone home?
Why don’t we just put a “going out of business” sale sign on our country? With idiocy such as this, it seems like we might as well.
More from KCBD-TV, Lubbock:
Wednesday night, NewsChannel 11 told you that Muleshoe Police questioned a man who bought 60 cell phones and admitted to a Dollar General Manager that the phones would eventually be used to detonate bombs in the Middle East. The man was let go as there is no law against a bulk purchase of prepaid cell phones or them being sent overseas.
Uh, isn’t there a law against knowingly buying bomb materials that are going to support terrorism? Why, yes there is. The federal offense (also on the books in many States) is called “material support to terrorism.” Police and the feds around Muleshoe ain’t never heard of that?
At least, Congressman Randy Neugebauer is doing something and suggesting a law against the multiple cellphone purchases. But instead of making new laws, he should be calling the FBI and ICE personnel and asking them why they aren’t enforcing some pretty tough laws that are already on the books.
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