Three Immigrants (And Local Person Of Color) Arrested InTerrorist Plot
In another complete fail for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE SVU), the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has arrested three aliens and a person of color, e.g. not a old white male Republican, for terrorism.
USA Today November 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday.
The defendants, including a man who served in the U.S. Air Force, were arrested for plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities, and for planning to engage in “violent jihad,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a release.
A federal complaint unsealed Monday says 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona introduced two of the other men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al-Qaeda leader. Kabir served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2001.
The other two — 23-year-old Ralph Deleon of Ontario and 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland — converted to Islam in 2010 and began engaging with Kabir and others online in discussions about jihad, including posting radical content to Facebook and expressing extremist views in comments.
They later recruited 21-year-old Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside.
And the money shot:
Kabir is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan. Santana was born in Mexico, while Deleon was born in the Philippines. Both are lawful, permanent U.S. residents. Gojali is a U.S. citizen.
Here is Gojali:
Clearly a member of the Obama Coalition. He might have been born here, but in no way is he American, either by race, culture, or loyalty. Most likely his parents immigrated, probably from the Philippines.
But this incident just shows that terrorism can be stopped by immigration controls.