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- 12-06-2012, 08:42 AM #1
Arizona bombing suspect should have been deported in 2009
Arizona bombing suspect should have been deported in 2009
By: Dave Gibson
Credits: booking photo
Abdullatif Aldosary, the 47-year-old Iraqi national charged with detonating an explosive device at a Social Security office in Casa Grande, Ariz. last week, had a felony record in this country prior to Friday's incident, which made him eligible for deportation.
In 2007, Aldosary was charged with four counts of aggravated harassment, and he pleaded guilty to two of those counts the following year.
He was sentenced to a year in prison, and actually spent eight months in the Maricopa County Jail.
Aldosary was released in December 2009
The Phoenix New Times recently reported the following details on that case:
The victims of that harassment were the owner and employee of a Gilbert contracting business.
The company installed a new security system at the time, and was trying to get nearly $33,000 out of Aldosary for that system, plus claims of lost wages, and various other claims of restitution.
They were awarded a restitution sum of $747.62.
In a filing ordering Aldosary to pay this restitution, the Maricopa County judge explains why their award was a small fraction of what they asked for.
"The remainder of the amounts sought deal with items such as hiring security guards and installing security equipment at the victim's business based upon their perceptions that the Defendant was a threat to them and perhaps had ties to terrorist organizations," the order says. "While their belief was no doubt sincere, the Defendant was not charged in this case with any such conduct, therefore it cannot be said that his actions directly caused the expenditures that the victim seeks, other than those listed above."
On April 29, 2009, five days after Aldosary began serving his sentence, the Department of Homeland Security issued a detainer for him. However, the hold was cancelled on October 29, 2009, despite the felony conviction.
So, when Aldosary's sentence was completed, Maricopa County sheriff's deputies had no choice but to release him.
View the details of Aldosary's incarceration...
Aldosary was arrested again in September 2012 and charged with disorderly conduct and assault. That case is still pending.
No terrorism charges for Iraqi man charged with Arizona bombing
Why has the press ignored Arizona terror attack?
source: Arizona bombing suspect should have been deported in 2009 - National Immigration Reform | Examiner.comU.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 12-06-2012, 09:09 AM #2The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. Plato
- 12-08-2012, 07:59 AM #3
Muslim bombs Arizona Social Security office with IED, media blackout ensues
All too typical. "UPDATED: Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED, media silence ensues," by Patrick Poole at PJ Media, December 2:
Hmm, that's a tough one.
UPDATED (8:25p EDT): I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI Phoenix field office (who is not authorized to speak on behalf of the FBI office) that it is highly unlikely that Aldosary will be charged with any terrorism offense. While they are internally treating it like a domestic terrorism investigation, including looking at if he had any help constructing the explosive device, the FBI is saying very little and and will prosecute this as a simple explosives and arson case because of “the political sensitivities involved”.Original Post: The typically quiet town of Casa Grande, Arizona was rocked by an explosion at the local Social Security Administration office early Friday morning by what appears to an improvised explosive device (IED). No one was hurt in the explosion, which occurred shortly before the office was scheduled to open. The explosion was reportedly heard and felt all over the area.
While the little town of Casa Grande and the nearby Phoenix area is talking about the incident, virtually no one else is. In fact, the only reason I was following the story is because I’m presently in the area and saw the initial reports on the explosion and continued to look into it .
Within 90 minutes of the explosion police had a suspect in custody. But you wouldn’t know it from reading the establishment media reports this past weekend. One reason might be the suspect is 47 year-old Abdullatif Aldosary of Coolidge, AZ, an Iraqi refugee.
On Friday, federal agents served a search warrant on his home. Aldosary has been on the radar of the Department of Homeland Security for at least the past couple of years.
Late Sunday afternoon, I confirmed with a source at the Phoenix FBI office that the case is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The source said that Aldosary is expected to be charged with a host of federal and state explosives and arson charges. (See update above.)
On Saturday, the Casa Grande Dispatch reported:
An explosive device was detonated Friday morning by the back door of the U.S. Social Security Administration office, shaking downtown Casa Grande, but no one was injured.Federal agents, including those of the FBI, rushed to the scene. The FBI would not confirm whether anyone was in custody, but the Casa Grande Dispatch learned that a Coolidge resident, Abdullatif A. Aldosary, 47, was being questioned. The investigation involved agents’ going to his home at 4732 W. Lemon Ave., on the west side of Coolidge.
The device exploded at 8:24 a.m. at the federal office, 501 N. Marshall St. The back door and wall were charred and debris was thrown throughout the back parking lot, damaging a car parked nearby....
County recorder records show Aldosary bought the house on Aug. 12, 2008. According to court records, he was charged in September with assault and disorderly conduct. He also was charged in March 2008 with four counts of aggravated harassment at the request of the U.S. Homeland Security Department.
FBI, Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were at the scene collecting evidence throughout the day.
Another news report states that Aldosary served eight months in prison for that earlier aggravated harassment case.
Even though Aldosary’s identity was known to news agencies on Friday after his arrest, national and international media outlets, such as CNN and Reuterswho published reports late Friday night, noted his arrest but not his identity. And none but local media have reported Aldosary’s name ever since.
Now imagine if a Tea Partier – or even someone who shared the same name as a Tea Partier – had fire bombed a federal facility less than a month after Barack Obama’s reelection. Anyone think it would be getting more media coverage?
Muslim bombs Arizona Social
Security office with IED, media blackout ensues - Jihad Watch
- 12-08-2012, 12:37 PM #4
Arizona Bomber Had Citizenship Rejected by Homeland Security for ‘Terrorism-Related Activity’
December 6, 2012
PATRICK POOLE/PJ Media
Back on Sunday I broke the news here at PJ Media of the arrest of Abdullatif Aldosary in connection with the bombing of a Social Security Administration office in Casa Grande, Arizona, last Friday morning. I noted that while the bombing and Aldosary’s arrest had received local news coverage, there was a virtual blackout by the national media on the Iraqi refugee’s identity.
Yesterday I reported on details provided to the federal court on Monday during Aldosary’s initial court hearing, which included information on what was found when the FBI conducted a search of his Coolidge, Arizona, home last Friday night. Among the items recovered was a bomb-making manual that had been hidden behind a photograph on the wall. Also discovered were an AK-47 and a 9mm Ruger handgun, along with more than a thousand rounds of ammunition. Kerry Picket at the Washington Times also reported that they recovered several gallons of chemicals typically used in bomb making.
When authorities checked Aldosary’s bank statements, they found he had more than $20,000 despite the fact that he was a convicted felon, only worked as a day laborer, and had no visible means of supporting himself sufficient to warrant having that kind of balance.
But a bombshell report came out today based on information obtained by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who had received a request from Aldosary in November 2011 for assistance in obtaining a “green card.”
According to today’s news report, the Department of Homeland Security responded to Gosar’s request on behalf of Aldosary last year by saying that he was ineligible for a change in status because of “terrorism-related grounds of inadmissibility”:
Gosar said DHS responded by saying Aldosary was not eligible for a permanent change to citizenship “pursuant to the terrorism-related grounds of inadmissibility, and that “individuals who engage in terrorism-related activity … are barred from receiving various immigration benefits.”
DHS did not elaborate on what the activity was. Gosar wrote that to be barred from permanent status, under federal law the immigrant must have engaged in activity “indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily injury, a terrorist activity; to prepare or plan a terrorist activity; to gather information on potential targets for terrorist activity” or belong to “a terrorist organization” among other actions.
In light of the Casa Grande bombing, Gosar questioned why Aldosary was not detained and processed for deportation in November 2011, after it was determined he had engaged in terrorism-related activity.
The bombing happened about a block away from Gosar’s office.
“But for the grace of God, no one was injured in the bombing,” Gosar wrote.
Gosar also asked what efforts were made to track and monitor “a known terrorist.”
Gosar sent a letter to Homeland Security yesterday raising concerns about Aldosary being ruled ineligible for citizenship, but then not being detained and processed for deportation. Among the questions Gosar has asked DHS are:
1) Why wasn’t a known terrorist detained and deportation proceedings initiated once DHS concluded he was engaging in terrorism-related activity?
2) What efforts were made to track and monitor a known terrorist in Arizona?
3) Did DHS inform local law enforcement about this potential threat?
4) Was DHS aware of Mr. Aldosary’s prior criminal record?
5) 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?
All fair questions to ask. We’ll keep you informed about this case as developments warrant.
The PJ Tatler » Arizona Bomber Had Citizenship Rejected by Homeland Security for ‘Terrorism-Related Activity’
READ CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR'S LETTER:
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- 12-08-2012, 12:51 PM #5
PICKET: Ariz. authorities seize chemicals, weapons, and bomb making instructions from Iraqi refugee home
December 5, 2012,
by Kerry Picket?WashingtonTimes
More details are emerging about the Iraqi refugee, Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, accused of bombing Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande, Arizona last Friday. The Phoenix New Times is reporting that the probable cause affidavit, released yesterday, was written by an FBI agent in the Phoenix division's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Despite, the arrest, the FBI is not charging Aldosarry with an act of terrorism bolding is mine).
However, the feds haven't mentioned any motive in general, and as usual, the feds are being tight-lipped. Police have even referred New Times to the FBI when we asked local cops about Aldosary being arrested on misdemeanor charges a few months ago -- we'll provide more on this later today.Phoenix’s local ABC News affiliate is reporting the ammonium nitrate is the same type of fertilizer Timothy McVeigh used to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. According to ABC News 15, “Authorities said they seized a handgun and rifle at the suspect's home along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and several gallons of chemicals that could be used to make a bomb.”
Although there are plenty of federal laws related to bombing, bomb-making, and other actions related to bombs (read up on some by clicking here), Aldosary isn't faced with any of that at this time.
However, a federal complaint explains that a search warrant served at Aldosary's home Friday night turned up recipes and materials for explosive devices.
There was a cache of documents hidden behind a photograph on a wall in the house, including "materials and equipment needed to make RDX...homemade nitroglycerine, ammonium nitrate from homemade chemicals, how to make a bomb from homemade chemicals, and recipes from the Anarchists Chemical Cook Book," the complaint says. There were also handwritten notes labeled "Materials Needed," which included a list of things included in the aforementioned recipes. Additionally, investigators found receipts for a nitric-acid solution, and a scale from a chemical-supply store in Phoenix.
The federal complaint later notes -- with no context -- that the explosive named RDX "is stable in storage and is considered one of the most powerful of the military high explosives. RDX is believed to have been used in many bomb plots including terrorist plots."
Congressman Peter King, New York Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told me on Tuesday Aldosary’s background will be seriously looked into, considering King has long held concerns about the security issues surrounding the various Iraqi refugee programs over the years.
“I assume that’s how he got in. It should be and will be looked into…absolutely. It’s a real concern we have here,” Rep. King said. The New York GOP’er wants to know more about Aldosary saying that authorities should “definitely track down and figure out how he got in here and what his background was.”
In July of 2011, Iraqi refugees were rechecked for terrorism links. The L.A. Times reported that more than 58,000 Iraqi refugees living in the U.S. were screened again, because officials feared of breaches in immigration security bolding is mine)
“My concern is about the security issue…about the ones who shouldn’t be here,” Rep King said of the programs.
The investigation was given added urgency after U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Al Qaeda leaders in Iraq and Yemen had tried to target the U.S. refugee stream, or exploit other immigration loopholes, in an attempt to infiltrate the country with operatives.
The rescreening began late last year after the FBI learned that an Iraqi man in Kentucky had participated in roadside bomb attacks in Iraq before he was granted U.S. political asylum in 2009. He and another Iraqi refugee were arrested in an FBI sting in May on charges of trying to send explosives and missiles to Iraq for use against Americans.
So far, immigration authorities have given the FBI about 300 names of Iraqi refugees for further investigation. The FBI won't say whether any have been arrested or pose a potential threat. The individuals may have only tenuous links to known or suspected terrorists. The names were identified when authorities rechecked phone numbers, email addresses, fingerprints, iris scans and other data in immigration files of Iraqis given asylum since the war began in 2003.
They checked the data against military, law enforcement and intelligence databases that were not available or were not utilized during the initial screening process, or were not searched using sufficient Arabic spelling and name variations.
In addition to the Iraqis, authorities have rescreened a smaller number of refugees from Yemen, Somalia and other countries where terrorist groups are active.
Read more: PICKET: Ariz. authorities seize chemicals, weapons, and bomb making instructions from Iraqi refugee home - Washington Times