Why is no one talking about the Terror attack in Arizona?
An Iraqi born Arizona man is being charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration office in Casa Grande, about 50 miles south of Phoenix. The man, Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, is being charged with maliciously damaging federal property by means of explosives, after he attempted to blow up the a Social Security Administration office with a homemade IED.
The strange thing about this story, considering how the media usually loves covering this type of stuff, is that no one is really talking about it. Even stranger is the F.B.I.’s Joint Terrorism Task Force immediate assertion that his was not a terror attack.
Was a Known Terrorist Allowed in the Country?
There is speculation that the whole story is being quietly swept under the rug, after it was found that the Federal Government may have let a known terrorist into the country. In fact, Congressman Paul Gosar wrote a letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asking why they allowed a known terrorist to travel freely in Arizona:
The letter reads:
“It appears to the Congressman that a known terrorist was allowed to travel freely in Arizona and was allegedly able to engage in terrorism more than a year after DHS had already determined he engaged in terrorism activity.
It goes on to say:
The Congressman would like to know:
- Why wasn’t a known terrorist detained and deportation proceedings initiated once DHS concluded he was engaging in terrorism related activity?
- What efforts were made to track and monitor a known terrorist in Arizona?
- Did DHS inform local law enforcement about this potential threat?
- Was DHS aware of Mr. Aldosary’s prior criminal record?
- What is the time-frame to arrest and deport a resident alien once the DHS determines he or she has engaged in terrorism related activity?
Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, who was also was involved in a 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein, was actually denied entry into the country because of past terrorist activity. Although he was denied a green card, he was recently allowed into the country after the Department of Homeland Security created an exemption for Iraqis who participated in these uprisings.
According to a letter from the Department of Homeland Security, as many as 11,000 individuals who have engaged in terrorism-related activities have received DHS waivers to enter our country.
The letter, which can be read here, says:
Individuals who engage in terrorism-related activity as defined in the INA are barred from receiving various immigration benefits. Since late 2006, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not applied the terrorism related inadmissibility grounds in approximately 11,000 cases under existing exercises of the Secretary’s discretionary authority. USCIS has approximately 4,400 cases on-hold because, while there is currently no exemption that applies in these cases, they may benefit from future exercises of the Secretary’s discretionary authority.