U.S. federal authorities arrested two refugees on terror-related charges Thursday.
The arrests in Sacramento and Houston did not appear to be directly related, but the cases had several similarities.
Both men were Palestinians born in Iraq and living as refugees in the United States, according to the U.S. Justice Department. And both of them are accused of lying to immigration officials about their alleged ties to terrorist organizations.
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, of Houston, is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.
Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, of Sacramento, California, is charged with making a false statement involving international terrorism.
It was not immediately clear whether Hardan or Jayab had retained legal representation. They are both scheduled to appear in courts on Friday.
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“Both men were Palestinians (sic) born in Iraq and living as refugees (sic) in the United States”.
Let’s reword that for greater accuracy.
“Both men were Muslim Arabs who – though claiming that one or more of their forebears had resided for two or more years in Mandatory “Palestine” – were born in Iraq and had inveigled their way into the USA by claiming “refugee” status.”
Yes, it’s longer (can anyone suggest a way of shortening it?) but it would reflect the likely factual situation a little better.
There is of course, given the reality that Muslims lie like rugs and often make use of entirely fictitious identities, the possibility that these two Mohammedan Mobsters were born just about anywhere in the Arabic-speaking portion of the Dar al Islam and that their forebears never spent even two seconds in Mandatory ‘Palestine’.