Saturday, February 11, 2017

114 charged with Islamic terror offences in US since March 2014. Two National Guard soldiers among recent convictions: Mohamed Jalloh, originally from Sierra Leone, and National Guard specialist Hasan Edmonds. In NY City, a Vaughn College graduate, Munther Omar Saleh, pled guilty to plot to attack NY City with pressure cooker bomb. Saleh charged his arresting officer with knives-BBC, NJ Advance Media, NY Daily News

"He (Saleh) is one of 114 people to face U.S. charges since March 2014."..."There are over 10,000 open terror investigations underway the U.S.....It takes 30 agents a week for the FBI to monitor one individual suspected of terrorism....The U.S. simply does not have the necessary manpower to monitor potential hundreds or thousands of Islamic militants who could enter disguised as refugees."...9/28/2016, "GOP Senators Expose Refugee Danger," Lifezette, Edmund Kozak. 2/10/17, "New York man accused of bomb plot admits Islamic State support," Reuters, Raymond, NY

2 of 3 recent terror arrests were US National Guard soldiers:

2/10/17, "Former US National Guard soldier jailed for ISIS support," BBC 

"A former US National Guard soldier who was convicted of plotting to aid the Islamic State, group has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Mohamed Jalloh, 27, a naturalised US citizen [from Sierra Leone] pleaded guilty in October 2016 to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organisation. [He has been a Muslim his entire life. p. 5, US affidavit]

Jalloh told investigators he had also tried to travel to Libya and considered a shooting attack against US soldiers.

In September 2016, another soldier was sentenced for supporting the group.

Former National Guard specialist Hasan Edmonds was given 30 years in prison for planning an attack against soldiers at the Joliet Armory in Illinois.

Jalloh, of Sterling, Virginia, quit the National Guard after hearing lectures from radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.

During a six-month trip to Africa in 2015, Jalloh met with ISIS members in Nigeria. [He flew from JFK to Sierra Leone and returned to the US from Sierra Leone, p. 8, US affidavit].

He is one of 100 people in the US to be charged with terror offences related to ISIS since 2014, according to the George Washington University Extremism Tracker.

He claimed to know how to shoot guns, and stated that he had considered carrying out a shooting rampage similar to the attack against Fort Hood, Texas where 13 people died [were slaughtered].

While visiting Niger, he boarded a truck to Libya, but sneaked off 18 hours into the trip.

"Guys in the truck would whip people with a hose to pack you in," Jalloh said, according to court documents seen by Associated Press.

"This was the worst, most scary situation that I had ever been in as an adult."

Before returning to the US, an IS [Islamic State] recruiter put him in contact with a man who said he would help carry out the attack. But the man was an undercover government informant.

Jalloh also arranged through the informant to send a $500 (£400) donation to the group.

During the trial, Jalloh's lawyers described his experience with IS "a flirtation" that stemmed from a difficult childhood in war-torn Sierra Leone

"I feel like a complete idiot for accepting such a superficial and dishonest interpretation of Islam," Jalloh wrote in a letter to the court.

In a separate case in New York, a 21-year-old former college student pleaded guilty to aiding the same terror group.

Munther Omar Saleh had planned to attack New York City using a pressure cooker bomb, prosecutors alleged, and had attacked a law enforcement officer with a knife." "He was arrested, armed with knives and charging at a federal officer tailing him."  2/10/2017, "Queens ISIS wannabe pleads guilty to attacking FBI agent with a knife in the name of the terror group," NY Daily News, Andrew Keshner 

"Saleh attended Vaughn College in Queens near LaGuardia Airport.

(Alexander Cohn/for New York Daily News)"

Added: To track just two people, Hasan Edmonds, a uniformed US soldier, and his cousin, resources of at least 22 federal, state, and local entities were required. There are over 10,000 open terror investigations underway the U.S. Every time one closes, another opens. How better to bleed a population to death than by forcing it to participate in its own genocide? The Chicago Police Department has more work than it can handle but is forced into time consuming federal Islamic terror cases: 

March 26, 2015, US Justice Dept., update June 16, 2016: 

"The case was investigated by the 

*FBI’s JTTF, which is comprised of special agents of the FBI, 

*officers of the Chicago Police Department and 

*representatives from an additional 20 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies

Assistant Attorney General Carlin joins U.S. Attorney Fardon in extending his appreciation to the JTTF.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), the
Illinois State Police, the 
Aurora Police Department and the 
Illinois National Guard 

also provided significant assistance. 

The government is being represented by 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Barry Jonas and 
John Kness of the Northern District of Illinois, and 
Trial Attorney Lolita Lukose of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section."


Second citation about Mohamed Jalloh:

2017, "Ex-Guardsman gets 11 years for Islamic State group support," AP via ABC news

"Jalloh is one of more than 100 people in the U.S. to be charged with terror offenses connected to the Islamic State since 2014, according to George Washington University's Extremism Tracker, and one of seven from the northern Virginia area alone to be charged in the past two years.

In Jalloh's case, the charges originated from an FBI sting operation. After his arrest, though, Jalloh admitted that he had made his own contact with the group before he had ever been introduced to the FBI informant-contact the government had been unaware of at the time.

Jalloh, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Sierra Leone, had traveled back to Africa with his father in 2015. While there, he met an Islamic State recruiter. In August 2015, Jalloh traveled from Sierra to Leone to stay with the group's facilitator. He intended to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State, but the plans fell through."...


Another in endless stream of massive investigations: 

Second citation for Munther Omar Saleh, age 21:

"A year-long investigation by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force...The six all knew each other, and  that most appeared increasingly focused on getting to the Middle East....Nader Saadeh starting looking for airline tickets...He began speaking mostly in Arabic....Fareed Mumni...admitted he repeatedly stabbed an FBI agent with a knife as officers searched his home in June 2015....[The FBI agent survived because he wore a protective vest.]

2/10/17, "Two linked to N.J. friends in ISIS conspiracy plead guilty," NJ Advance Media for, Ted Sherman, Brooklyn

"Two more men tied to a terrorism plot spanning New Jersey, New York and the Middle East have pleaded guilty to all charges in a scheme that authorities said included plans to bomb Times Square and the World Trade Center.
Munther Omar Saleh, 21, a former student at an aeronautical engineering college in Queens, and Fareed Mumuni, 22, of Staten Island, admitted to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, also known as ISIL, and to assault a federal officer.

The two were among a close circle of friends, including three from New Jersey, who sought to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, authorities said. Among them were Nader Saadeh, 22, from Rutherford and his older brother Alaa Saadeh, 25, of West New York, who both pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark more than a year ago. 

Alaa Saadeh was sentenced last year to 15 years in prison. His brother is awaiting sentencing. Samuel Topaz, 23, of Fort Lee, a high school classmate of Nader Saadeh, also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing as well.

A sixth individual from New York, who was 17 when he was arrested, pleaded guilty last April to helping Saleh and conspiring to impede federal officers.

The group came to light after a year-long investigation by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force and apparently was sparked by the mother of Topaz, who expressed fears to law enforcement officials that his friends were pushing him to "do something stupid," according to court filings.

Criminal complaints in the case said the six all knew each other, and  that most appeared increasingly focused on getting to the Middle East. Citing messages on Twitter and other social media uncovered after prosecutors began investigating the group, along with other computer records, court filings said Nader Saadeh starting looking for airline tickets after learning that the deli where he worked was to be sold. He began speaking mostly in Arabic, had stopped using the computer in the house, and turned to his smartphone for most communications. 

The six were arrested in 2015 after the younger Saadeh, a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody on his arrival in Jordan, where prosecutors said he had been planning to make his way to Syria. Upon his return to the United States, officials said he admitted he was shown technical drawings for the homemade explosive devices similar to those used in the Boston Marathon bombing that Saleh and Mumuni discussed using in an ISIS-inspired attack. 

Prosecutors said the two men talked of planting bombs in Times Square, the World Trade Center and the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens, where Saleh was then a student. That plot never materialized.

Saleh and Mumuni have been in custody since their arrests.

In a series of court filings over the past year, attorneys for Munther Saleh fought to suppress evidence collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, saying there was nothing to show he had been acting on behalf of a foreign power.

"The government has not provided any evidence that Mr. Saleh or his co-defendants had a 'knowing and substantial connection' or a 'principal-agent relationship' with ISIS. Whatever the nature and scope of their alleged conspiracy, the defendants in this case were acting in a vacuum, discussing and planning their next steps with each other independently of ISIS or anyone else," said attorney Deborah Colson of New York.

She also said the FBI took advantage of Saleh in questioning him after his arrest, saying his "youth and inexperience with the criminal justice system rendered him vulnerable to coercion, and his exhaustion from not having slept the night before undermined his capacity to focus or resist for a sustained period."

Prosecutors, in a redacted and partially classified filing, said the electronic surveillance and physical search were lawfully authorized.

The judge never ruled on the matter. But earlier this week, Saleh and Mumuni both filed to change their plea in the case.
On Thursday, Fareed Mumni appeared in federal court in Brooklyn before U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie and admitted he repeatedly stabbed an FBI agent with a knife as officers searched his home in June 2015. The agent was wearing a protective vest and was not harmed. Mumni also admitted he had spoke with friends about "traveling over seas to join ISIS to defend Islam."

On Friday afternoon, Saleh admitted his guilt before the same judge. He said he had supported ISIS knowing that it engaged in terrorism, and admitted communicating with a person he believed was an Islamic State recruiter.

In a court filing earlier this week, prosecutors said Saleh had requested instructions from the ISIS "facilitator" to construct a pressure cooker bomb, discussed potential targets for an attack in New York City, and informed him of the potential participation of others. They said the facilitator then instructed him to send a "martyrdom video."

William Sweeney, Jr., assistant director of the FBI's New York field office, said the guilty pleas demonstrated just how close the threat of homegrown terrorism exists.

"From their respective homes in Queens and Staten Island, Saleh and Mumuni conspired to place a pressure cooker bomb in the New York metro area on behalf of ISIL," he said.

Saleh faces up to 53 years in prison when he returns for sentencing in May, while Mumuni faces up to 85 years."



In first 7 months of 2016 alone, 23 terror related arrests were made in 12 states:

August 2016, "ISIS Threat Snapshot," US House Homeland Security Committee

"The ISIS Terror Threat in America:"


From 2009-August 2016, "Islamist terrorists have killed 90 people inside the US."

Added, from BBC:

"What is the US Army National Guard?

  • Each US state, district, and territory has a national guard;
  • State governors serve as commander-in-chief, but the US president can deploy them to assist national forces;
  • Often called "citizen soldiers", they maintain civilian jobs and usually train for one weekend each month plus one longer multi-week training session each year;
  • They are usually deployed to deal with civil emergencies or natural disasters, but many have been deployed overseas - especially in Iraq."



9/20/2016, "Ten Times in Past Two Years Terrorists Slipped Through Immigration Process into U.S.," Breitbart, Matthew Boyle

"In the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Minnesota during the weekend, the focus of the national debate has again shifted back to America’s enemies exploiting weaknesses in U.S. immigration screening processes to get into the country to attack the United States....

While President Barack Obama’s administration, and his would-be successor, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, have promised to increase the amount of people they bring into the United States through immigration, refugee, and asylum programs, the Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, has promised to put the brakes on allowing potential terrorists into the United States. 

Below is a by-no-means comprehensive list of at least ten times in the last couple years—there are certainly many more instancesthat terrorists have exploited the Obama-Clinton immigration weaknesses to get into the United States. This is the first in a series of stories that will examine specific examples on this front."...



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