At least 61 Muslims who came to the United States as refugees engaged in terrorist activities between 2002 and 2016, according to an explosive new report coming on the heels of the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of much of President Trump’s travel ban.
FOX News The alarming report by the Heritage Foundation identified scores of refugees, including many who came prior to 2002, as having taken part in activities ranging from lying to investigators about terror plots, to actually taking part in them. The report, aimed at reforming the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, or USRAP, calls for stricter limits and restrictions on refugees.
WND Case in point: An Ohio Somali Muslim who pleaded guilty to plotting a “big” terrorist attack in the United States after receiving training from jihadists in Syria was found to have lied to the FBI.
A federal grand jury charged Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud with providing material support to terrorists, providing support to a designated terrorist organization and lying to the FBI about international terrorism.
His lack of cooperation with the FBI is a salient point, says Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer, because the leading Islamic civil rights organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, urges Muslims in the U.S. NOT to answer the bureau’s questions if interviewed regarding terrorist activity.
The Somalia-born Muhamud went to Syria, where according to the charge sheet, he was instructed by the jihadist group al-Nusrah to return to the United States and commit an act of terror. The Justice Department said he recruited several U.S.-based Muslims to help him carry out “something big” before being questioned by the FBI.
Members of Minneapolis’ Muslim community previously reported that CAIR’s Minnesota branch openly discouraged Muslims from cooperating with an FBI probe into the disappearance of several Somali-Americans youths. But the youths were eventually found to have joined the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab overseas.
CAIR has accused the Trump administration of racism and religious bigotry for its plan to temporarily stop receiving immigrants and travelers from countries known to produce Islamic jihadists.
However, more than a dozen CAIR leaders charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.
The Muslim Arab Gulf state United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR as a terrorist organization along with groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda.
And while CAIR has complained of the unindicted co-conspirator designation, as WND reported in 2010, a federal judge later determined that the Justice Department provided “ample evidence” to designate CAIR as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, affirming the Muslim group has been involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.”