By Debbie Schlussel
At least three Muslim “refugees” to the U.S. from the Middle East, whom I’ve identified on this site, have helped Al-Qaeda. Now, I’m going to tell you a few others, who joined the ranks of ISIS, or tried to. That includes a “refugee” in Michigan, and the three Uzbek and Kazakh Muslim refugees from New York who tried to join ISIS and were indicted just today. While Republican Congressman Mike McCaul was all over FOX News and ABC News, last week, primping for the cameras, this all happened on his watch, as I’ve detailed on this site over the years. Now, it is too late to unring the bell. Yes, Barack Obama is a big part of the problem, with his insistence upon amnesty, but many of these immigrants came here under Bush, and they are still coming now under Obama . . . with the willingness and lack of any action by Republicans, including Mike McCaul.
Mike McCaul Ain’t Done Much to Fix The Muslim Refugee Problem in Our Midst
I’ve decried this problem for years on this site and in other media appearances. As I’ve noted, Homeland Security spends less than six minutes “vetting” each person seeking a green card or U.S. citizenship. And even if they spent more time, there is no way to verify who these people are. If some Iraqi or Syrian refugee named “Mohammed,” tells you he is “Milad” (a Christian name that means, “the birth [of Jesus]”), how are you gonna know differently? Are we gonna ask ISIS for the residency rolls in Mosul? No way to vet any of these people. And even if he says his name is Mohammed, we let him in anyway, or the ACLU is at our heels. We deport more “Milads” than “Mohammeds” for being illegal aliens, anyway.
Republican Congressman McCaul has been in the U.S. Congress since 2005, a full decade. He has been on the House Homeland Security Committee for most of those ten years and has chaired the committee for two years. Yet, he did nothing in any of those years when it came to waves and waves and waves of Islamic immigration. Suddenly, last week, he finally noticed and held hearings on the problem, at least a decade too late. But, hey, the grandstanding for the cameras got him a lot of media attention, while he will still do the same nothing to “fix” the problem that’s too late to fix and took place on his watch. Last week, yet another Muslim “refugee” to the U.S. from the Middle East tried to join ISIS. But while Congress (and McCaul) “worry” about this “potential” problem, I’ve cited several Muslim refugees who’ve already joined the cause and got to live on U.S. soil. Now, there’s another who tried to join ISIS.
Last week, the FBI arrested Al-Hamzah Mohammad Jawad of Lansing, Michigan, at Detroit Metro Airport, where he was about to board a flight to Jordan to join ISIS in Iraq. Jawad, an Iraqi “refugee” came here in 2013, and now has a green card. Of course, we don’t even know if that is his name because it was never verified. Again, there’s no way to do so. We take these people at their word, and their word is often not to be trusted. Jawad, at first, lied to FBI agents, telling them he was going to visit relatives, and then admitted he was going to join ISIS’ jihad. I have no problem with him going, and they should have let him leave and probably die in Iraq. As I always say, let Muslims kill each other, and let allah sort it out.
The problem is if he would come back. He’s got the green card golden ticket and would lawyer up with ACLU advocates in his corner. And there are plenty of Jawads who aren’t headed to Iraq or Syria via Jordan. They’re happy to do the work of the jihad right here. In other capacities. This problem isn’t new. It’s old. It’s at least as old as the war in Iraq, and actually older.
I’ve written about many of these people on this site, and Mike McCaul, who never ever did anything about this problem for the decade he was in Congress, had to know about them: Read the rest of this entry »