National Security & Defense

Nothing to Worry about from Middle-Eastern Refugees? Think Again

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev at the scene of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

As President Obama rolls out the red carpet for Middle Eastern refugees, he totally ignores the fact that militant-Islamic killers lurk among this bedraggled population. Obama replied to ISIS’s March 22 mayhem in Brussels, Belgium, by reasserting “our openness to refugees fleeing [ISIS]’s violence.”

How excruciatingly ironic that one of the men who brutalized Brussels — killing 32 innocent people (including four Americans) and wounding 300 more — was one of the same “refugees” to whom Obama promises “openness.”

Osama Krayem

Osama Krayem was arrested on April 8. Belgian police believe he was the second terrorist “present at the time of the attack at the Maelbeek subway station” in Brussels, according to CNN. The news channel further reported that this ISIS member “is thought to have come to Europe, along with hundreds of refugees from war-torn nations, via the Greek island of Leros.” He evidently traveled on a bogus Syrian passport under the pseudonym Naim al Hamed.

Ahmad al Mohammad, perhaps a nom de guerre, blew himself up outside a soccer match at Paris’s Stade de France as ISIS massacred 130 and injured 368 others on November 13. Mohammad apparently carried a fake Syrian passport, entered Leros last October 3, and registered with Serbian police on October 7. “Leros authorities say they simply do not have the resources to screen all the migrants effectively,” the BBC reports, “or even check whether passports are genuine.”

ISIS is “taking advantage of the torrent of migrants to insert operatives into that flow,” National Intelligence Director James Clapper warned the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 9. He added that ISIS terrorists are “pretty skilled at phony passports, so they can travel ostensibly as legitimate travelers.”

‐ Canadian authorities arrested Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa (a.k.a. Sayfildin Tahir-Sharif) in 2011. According to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), he is a former Iraqi refugee “who is accused of vetting individuals on the Internet for suicide operations in Iraq.”

Wa'ad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi

‐ That May, the NCTC reports, the FBI “arrested Kentucky-based Iraqi refugees Wa’ad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi for attempting to send weapons and explosives from Kentucky to Iraq and conspiring to commit terrorism while in Iraq.” Both refujihadists pled guilty to these charges. They entered America through a refugee program in 2009. The FBI rounded them up after their fingerprints were found on improvised explosive devices in Iraq. At the time of his arrest, Alwan reportedly was on government assistance and lived in public housing.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan and Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, and Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, are Iraqi-born Palestinians who entered America as refugees. They were arrested in January. Both are accused of lying to U.S. officials about their terror ties. A federal indictment says that Al Hardan also attempted to provide material support to ISIS.


Abdurahman Yasin Daud, a Minnesota-based Somali refugee, was arrested in San Diego in April 2015. Officials say that he and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, another radical Muslim, planned to acquire passports, slip into Mexico, jet to Syria, then join ISIS. The fact that Daud came to America at age nine puts the onus on other Muslim refugee children who are sweet and innocent now and potentially lethal later.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (Getty Images; DOJ)

‐ Indeed, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the poster boy for young refugees gone very, very bad. He came to America in 2002, at age nine, and stayed as an ethnic Chechen asylee from Kyrgyzstan, along with his parents. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, arrived in 2004 at age 18. The Tsarnaevs became Muslim extremists. They used ball-bearing-filled pressure-cooker bombs to attack the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three and wounding 264.

In one of his more abrasive outbursts in recent memory, Obama mocked Republicans last November because “apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America.” Wrong again, Obama!

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Abdurahman Yasin Daud and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev confirm the toxic idiocy of Obama’s words. If not literally orphans, these two came to the United States of America as young boys. They eventually proved to be “little terrors” — quite literally. Daud and Tsarnaev offer cautionary tales that should be repeated never again.

This entire bloody mess should surprise no one. ISIS has bragged about using Muslim-refugee outflows as a conveyor belt for speeding terrorists into the civilized world.

#related#“There were small armies of the Islamic State within every country of Europe by late 2014, and the intelligence agencies didn’t even know about it!” ISIS declared in a manifesto titled Black Flags from Rome. “No doubt, some of these refugees were undercover fighters of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.”

To all of this, Obama shouts: “More!” He plans to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees to America this year and 100,000 in 2017.

Here is a much better policy: Obliterate ISIS.

From top strategists to lowly errand boys — especially those with U.S. and Western passports — ISIS terrorists simply cannot be allowed to leave their positions, except in caskets. Once ISIS is annihilated, these Syrians can go home — refugees no more.

Deroy Murdock — Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor of National Review Online.

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