Shock Report: FBI Arresting Far More Americans Targeting Muslims, Than Muslims Targeting Americans

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by Claire Bernish

As President Trump and supporters continue the push to levy an arbitrary travel ban from a smattering of predominantly Muslim countries, a debate rages in the United States about the validity — and effectiveness — of preventing terrorism by strangling immigration.

Now, simple data can put that debate to rest.

Since January 2015, the FBI has also arrested more anti-immigrant American citizens plotting violent attacks on Muslims within the U.S. than it has refugees, or former refugees, from any banned country,” writes Nora Ellingsen for Lawfare.

Ellingsen would know, too, after having worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Counterterrorism Division for five years, she left for Harvard Law School — but has tracked statistics closely for Lawfare since. And Ellingsen remains cagey to unreported information — she knows what is likely taking place behind the scenes, even when it either isn’t or hasn’t been disclosed to the public.

In a recent article titled, “It’s Not Foreigners Who are Plotting Here: What the Data Really Show,” Ellingsen explains,

“The Program on Extremism at George Washington University has routinely published statistics indicating that the ‘vast majority’ of individuals charged in the U.S. with offenses related to ISIL are U.S. citizens. When considering all terrorism offenses, that claim holds up—80 of the 97 suspects arrested in the past two years, or more than 82 percent, are American citizens.

“Most of those, notably, are not naturalized citizens. Of the U.S. citizens, only six were naturalized. In other words, more than 76 percent of individuals arrested by the FBI over the past two years for terrorism-related offenses were U.S. citizens as a result of having been born in the United States.”

Americans present a far greater threat to Americans than immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, or Somalia — the named countries in Trump’s disputatious ban.

But even naturalized U.S. citizens haven’t committed or plotted to commit acts of terrorism on American soil. According to the aforementioned statistics, two of six naturalized citizens emigrated from Bosnia, which didn’t make the list — nor did Israel, staunch U.S. government policy driver, and original home of the third naturalized citizen, who had been convicted on charges of terrorism previously.

“Nihad Rosic and Mediha Medy Salkicevic,” Ellingsen continues, “emigrated to the U.S. from Bosnia, a country not on Trump’s list. While in the United States, the government alleges that Rosic and Salkicevic raised and sent money to individuals fighting with ISIL in Syria and Iraq. Both men contributed money from their personal savings, while other members of the conspiracy sent supplies including tactical gear. At one point, Rosic attempted to leave the country to join ISIL as a fighter overseas. Neither subject plotted an attack in the United States.

“Another naturalized citizen, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh came to the United States from Israel—a country that’s really not on Trump’s list. Odeh’s case is unique; she was charged with immigration violations for failing to disclose a previous terrorism conviction in Israel. Now 68 years old, Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in the 1969 bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem, which were carried out on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP.) In the past two years, Odeh is the only convicted terrorist to slip through the cracks and immigrate to the United States. However, the indictment makes no charges that she was engaged in any sort of terrorist activity while living in the Chicago area.”

Here’s where the statistics get really interesting. While the remaining three naturalized citizens did, indeed, emigrate from nations Trump takes issue with, but not for anything pertaining to his ostensible terrorism concerns.

Two men — one from Iraq, the other, Syria — were not charged with material support to terrorism, but with making false statements to law enforcement,” and nothing in the public court documents suggests that either subject engaged in attack plotting in the United States.”

Exactly one naturalized citizen from the travel blacklist engaged in activity related to terrorism, as Ellingsen explains,

“Of the six naturalized citizens on our list, there is exactly one from a newly banned country who was charged with material support to terrorism. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud emigrated to the U.S. from Somalia. In April 2014, Mohamud traveled from Ohio to Istanbul and onward to Syria, where he received weapons and explosives training. In June 2014, Mohamud returned to the U.S., where he told an acquaintance that he wanted to attack a military facility or a prison, killing U.S. military members.”

So, if perpetually-paranoid Americans aren’t threatened by immigrants from the apparently Sinful Seven countries, who should they fear?

Techdirt turned to an article from Slate, which explains the ‘real terrorists’ truly are closer to home than nervous, law-abiding Americans might think.

Our politicians say they’ll stop these killers. They talk about building walls and vetting refugees. If we were serious, we would do it. We would seal our borders against North Carolina,” Slate’s William Saletan implored.

“North Carolina? It sounds absurd. When we think about immigration and terrorism, we think of Syria. But that’s not where our casualties are coming from. On Friday, a gunman killed three people and wounded nine more at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. The suspect is white American Robert Lewis Dear. When police apprehended Dear, he uttered one telltale phrase: ‘no more baby parts.’ People who have known or met Dear say he wasn’t a regular churchgoer. But they also report that he believed devoutly in the Bible and that he claimed to have read it ‘cover to cover.’ In an online forum, Dear apparently spoke of Jesus and the ‘end times.’ He painted or posted crosses on at least three of his homes.

“Dear moved to Colorado last year from North Carolina, where he had been living. For two decades, the Tar Heel State has been a hotbed of religious extremism, fueled by clerics who preach holy war. The result is a stream of interstate terrorism.”

Saletan, of course, speaks tongue-in-cheek, yet keenly encapsulates — through a list of domestic terror attacks carried out by North and South Carolinians — how immigration restrictions of any variety serve only to placate xenophobes.

After all, Saudi Arabia didn’t make the list; Israel didn’t make the list; Afghanistan didn’t make the list.

Terrorism doesn’t practice one religion, or have a single nationality. It doesn’t have a specific appearance, gender, motivation, cause, or mindset.

You can’t fight terrorism by ignoring facts — and the fact is, we have our own terrorists. No matter how constrictive the restrictions on our borders get — even if Trump shut down immigration, entirely — the United States creates terrorists at home and abroad at an alarming rate.

A closed border won’t change that. Indeed, the only way to lessen the chances a terrorist will attack on U.S. soil is for the U.S. to rein in belligerent, imperialist foreign policy, bring the military home, and use its bloated budget to begin patching the physical and emotional holes in this country.

Banning legal immigrants only deepens those wounds.

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  • Is that really a shock to anyone?

    • Enough is enough

      Well, until this country does not exist as we know it. So almost there.

      • Cynical Old Bastard

        Got that right. Before next Autumn is the way I see it. It’s a little scary but not too bad.

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        • Elaine.Benes, II

          I am not so scared anymore but I sure am pissed the F off.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            I think we all are, Laney. I’m trying to keep a good sense of humor about it all, but it’s becoming more difficult by the day.

            I know some of the crazies are wanting it, but I kinda like ordering stuff off of Amazon. I like UPS and the grocery store. I like getting mail. I like to go over and have coffee with my buddy and not have to worry about psychos shooting at me.

            Doesn’t seem fair that we worked so hard to be comfortable in our elder years only to have a buch of assholes stir up trouble.

          • Elaine.Benes, II

            Right I know it, me too. I feel used working like a slave for them since the age of 15 to the present, just to be diagnosed with a debilitating lung disease that people are getting 20 years sooner than they used to…i guess they think it’ll be easier to take me down if I can’t breathe…NOT. Hell NO I will not go!

      • g.johnon

        not sure what that means, because this country is already not the one I grew up in.

        • Enough is enough

          I’m in my 40s and this country is what its always been. The rich ripping off everyone they can. With the internet the info is one click away now. So more people are waking up to what’s going on. Trust my if this country really changes for the worst not one of us spoiled Americans will be able to imagine what it will be like.

    • Cynical Old Bastard

      Who’s pretending?

      Relax and let them play their games, Rolly. Garden weeding time is almost here.

    • Mike

      I don’t pretend it has ever or will ever be safe. Borders are there for a reason, to keep a country safe, keep that country’s traditions and way of life from being damaged by outsiders.

      • This! These masochistic liberals are pissing on the blood and sweat of our ancestors by acting like treasonous, spoiled brats! They are the enablers and a bigger problem than the illegal invaders themselves, IMO.

      • Elaine.Benes, II

        That’s the reason why they let them in here. To destroy our “old” traditions and ways of life by making them “politically incorrect” and/or criminal even, to X out the white folk by making all white men appear stupid, racist, and weak along with heavy promotion of gay and transgender rights, and to finally usher in the NEW World Order by simply giving the sheeple that fell for all their bullshit exactly what they’ve been begging for. They will not like it either. If they don’t “wake up” between now and then they best not look to me for help.

    • Clementine

      Only countries with high Caucasian influence are forced to mix… it’s the genocide of our cultures and children. Sadly, it is only going to get worse for us…

      • Jas

        They are only starting with whites, once they are gone they will race mix the rest into one brown slave class.

        • Huge culture shift they don’t and can’t control on the rise though… uh oh.. 🙂

      • Elaine.Benes, II

        Yes. The intent is to first dilute the white race and eventually do away with it altogether. It is that simple and that is the one and only reason for it, although many tactics are used to get the Sheeple to go along with it and request their own demise. But its sole purpose is the elimination of Ol Whitey.

      • Cheer up! They own the system but we own the memes and he who has control of the memes wields the true power because the memes now shape and steer the culture and it is being steered in our direction, the direction of high moral standards and traditional family values.

  • tscull

    What a bag of lies! The feds have been involved in a cover-up of the dangers of having these “refugees”, or “immigrants”, or whatever you wish to call them, among us on U.S. soil for the last decade! They refuse to even investigate many suspicious mosques, and muslim enclaves complete with military style training camps scattered all over the nation. But, if any patriotic Americans decide to investigate any of these people or places on their own, they are then labeled as the anti-immigrant “terrorists” and charged with hate crimes and anything else that the corrupt, plotting, globalist feds can come up with!

  • Renee Ciccioni

    I come to this sight alot and this is one of the best non divisive articles that I have read on here. Great article.

  • Clementine

    Wow…! Religion has always produced nuts jobs, and PLENTY of them… throughout all of history! That is not a good argument for this “cause”…

  • Eleanor Laurence

    More “fake news!” How many of her “born here, arrested for terrorism” folks were SECOND GENERATION muslims?! Those are NOT Americans!! You’ll notice she carefully does NOT ID the “non-naturalized… Just the ONE White nutcase… The rest? The “80 of the 97 suspects arrested in the past two years, or more than 82 percent, are American citizens.”

    Where is her list of names, showing just exactly WHO these 80 others are?! Why does she ONLY report on (what is most likely) the ONE out of 80 who was White?!

    Disgusting lying “reporter.”

    • Just another agent of the lügenpresse doing what it does…

  • huntress

    President Trump, please drain the swamp of these traitors, please!!!