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Obama's Feds Gave Investigated Somalis Tours Of Secure Areas At Three American Airports

February 15, 2017



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Article by Neil W. McCabe, December 15, 2016, Judicial Watch


"Community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas of at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio — given to members of the Somali community, including individuals who were the subject of federal investigations, by Homeland Security Officials.


"Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said the fact that the feds blocked out information in the documents speaks to the recklessness of the airport tour program, which drew from a community heavily recruited by the Islamic State.

Records turned over to the watchdog also show that three of the invitees had had investigations against them, which had since been closed, and another invitee had an active investigation pending.

According to the documents delivered to Judicial Watch, the briefings provided to the Somali groups were so sensitive that in 14 instances the agency redacted portions of the records under FOIA exemption (B)(7)(e), the law-enforcement 'risk circumvention' exemption, which reads: 'Exemption 7(E) of the Freedom of Information Act affords protection to all law enforcement information that would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions if such disclosure could reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law.'

'Logically, information that is too sensitive to provide to Judicial Watch and the public should not have been given to a ‘community engagement tour,' Fitton said.

'The U.S. government has been aware for years that Minnesota is a hotbed of Somali terrorist-cell activity. The behind-the-scenes tours and security briefings of the Minneapolis airport very well could have created a threat to public safety,' he said.

The material that was withheld from Judicial Watch included a section entitled: 'TSA Overview — Processing [Redacted].' The invitees were provided briefings of the Global Entry system, the Automated Passport Control system, secondary screening procedures, baggage-screening procedures, and given tours of the holding cells and interview rooms.

The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act request, which sought records, documents, and communications regarding a Feb. 18 'Community Engagement Tour' in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

The tour program came to the attention of Judicial Watch after one of the tours was the subject of a post at PowerLine by Scott W. Johnson.

Mohamed Farah is one of the ' Minnesota Men' charged with seeking to join ISIS. His trial is set for the second week of May before Judge Micheal Davis. Imam and law school graduate Hassan Mohamud is a member of Farah’s defense team. Judge Davis has set a hearing on the possible disqualification of Mohamud from Farah’s defense team for preaching jihad. I wrote about the hearing in ' Jihad on the defense team.'

In its article on the matter, the Star Tribune mentions in passing: 'Mohamud was uninvited from a behind-the-scenes security tour with about 50 imams and other members of the Muslim community at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.'

Eight senior ranking Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection officials were tasked with accompanying and briefing the Somalis on the Feb. 18, Minneapolis airport tour, including the Minneapolis-area port director, the assistant port director, the watch commander; and from the [Obama] Transportation Security Administration, the local federal security director and deputy. A Homeland Security Department civil liberties senior policy adviser was also flown in from Washington.

In addition to the tours at the three airports, the federal officials encouraged the Somalis to apply for jobs with federal law enforcement and security agencies." - Judicial Watch


Above article by Neil W. McCabe, December 15, 2016, Judicial Watch



Somali Migrants Terrorize Minnesota Town - YouTube

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This is why Trump was elected, Americans outside of the Democrat Party's fascist tired of these scenes on our soil of Muslims proclaiming Islam owns the country. They say by their actions, We will pray in your children's faces and jam your streets when we want. - Webmaster

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Muslims protesting today in NYC. When will we see them taking over the streets in a movement against terrorism. - Comment / Gateway Pundit

"[On February 2, 2017] Thousands of Yemeni-American Muslims took to the streets of New York City in what is being called the ‘bodega strike’ to protest what they believe is a Muslim ban from President Trump. In one of the videos you can see thousands of Muslims in a call to prayer as the speaker on a mega phone yells 'Allahu Akbar.'" - GatewayPundit

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" . . . Democrats are closely tied to EB-5 as well. Senator Chuck Schumer is a fierce defender of EB-5 funds for major real-estate developers. At a recent Judiciary Committee hearing on improving EB-5, Mr. Schumer mocked the testimony of a witness who spoke about putting 'the projects in only poor people areas.' Mr. Schumer added, 'It won’t happen—it’s not how cities are structured.'

Mr. Schumer is a longtime ally of the powerful developer and Democratic Party heavyweight Bruce Ratner, who built the Barclays Center sports arena and Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn with more than $500 million in EB-5 funds. Mr. Ratner is also in the EB-5 business on Long Island, where he has teamed up with a Russian mogul, Mikhail Prokhorov, to seek $90 million in EB-5 funds for the renovation of Nassau Coliseum.

According to a Judicial Watch investigation, after leveraging more than $1 billion in taxpayer assistance and EB-5 funds to develop Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards, Mr. Ratner walked away from the project. He sold his stake in Barclays to Mr. Prokhorov for more than $500 million and transferred ownership of Atlantic Yards to a business controlled by the Chinese government for $208 million.

In a little noticed twist, most EB-5 money appears to end up in New York City. No wonder Chuck Schumer loves it!  Recent data, cited by David North of the Center for Immigration Studies here and here, suggests that about 56% of EB-5 funds—more than $10 billion—went to the city, mainly Manhattan. Mr. North drilled down into a study by two New York University scholars, Jeanne Calderon and Gary Friedland, who painstakingly compiled data from 52 large EB-5 projects nationwide.

Mr. North’s conclusion? The Obama administration is hiding a “huge tilt” of EB-5 funds to [Senator Schumer's] New York. The “Obama administration,” writes Mr. North, ' …has refused to produce statistics on the distribution of EB-5 moneys geographically…. Whether the administration did this deliberately or not, the result has been to mask the enormous tilt of these funds—originally designed to serve depressed areas—to prosperous areas such as Park Avenue and Wall Street.'” . . . - Read More / Judicial Watch








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