Sen. Sessions Releases List of Vetted Refugees Who Were Implicated in Terrorism This Year

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banner-949945_640As the Obama administration and Democratic lawmakers continue to double down on defending the President’s dangerous Syrian refugee resettlement plan, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has compiled a list of refugees who have been implicated in terrorism in 2015 alone. Sessions, who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, is drawing attention to the fact that it is fundamentally impossible for the government to properly vet refugees from Islamic extremist hotbeds such as Syria. This is due to limited intelligence resources on the ground, no access to government data, and the inability to predict susceptibility to radicalization once the refugees arrive. In fact, President Obama’s own FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Judiciary Committee and admitted that we cannot properly vet Syrian refugee applicants for terrorist and national security threats.

The list of vetted refugees implicated in terrorism include:

Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim

Ibrahim was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and for making a false statement in his immigration paperwork...

On February 5, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim – a native of Somalia who came to the United States as a refugee in 2007 at the age of 22 and subsequently adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status – was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and for making a false statement in his immigration paperwork. Ibrahim knowingly lied in his application for citizenship, and previously lied on his request for refugee status, by falsely claiming that he was of a member of the minority Awer clan in Somalia and subject to persecution by the majority Hawiye clan. However, Ibrahim was actually a member of the Hawiye clan and not subject to persecution. In fact, according to the Complaint, “Ibrahim’s family was famous . . . [and][t]hrough his clan lineage, Ibrahim was related to known Somali terrorists[.]” Ibrahim also admitted he had lied on his citizenship application by having previously lied on his refugee application by falsely claiming that he had not provided material support to a terrorist group, when he had in fact provided material support in the form of cash to an Al-Shabaab member.

Ibrahim Criminal Complaint and Ibrahim Indictment

Abdullah Ramo Pazara

Pazara left the United States to go to Syria and fight with ISIS just eleven days after becoming a citizen...

On February 5, 2015in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Abdullah Ramo Pazara – a native of Bosnia who sources indicate came to the United States as a refugee, adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status, and subsequently applied for and received citizenship in 2013 – was named in an indictment against six individuals listed below. Pazara was not charged because, purportedly, he is believed to be dead. According to the Indictment, the others listed provided material support to Pazara, who left the United States to go to Syria and fight with ISIS just eleven days after becoming a citizen. Among other things, Pazara allegedly told an individual about a mission where they “captured a large area, killed eleven individuals, captured one, and added that they intended to slaughter the prisoner the follow[ing]day.” According to press accounts, at the time Pazara was purportedly killed in Syria, he was a deputy to one of the top ISIS commanders.

Pazara Indictment

Ramiz Zijad Hodzic

Hodzic was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, with providing material support to terrorists, and conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country...

On February 5, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Ramiz Zijad Hodzic – a native of Bosnia, and a purported Bosnian war hero who came to the United States as a refugee – was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, with providing material support to terrorists, and conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country. According to the indictment, among other things, Hodzic obtained money that he used to “purchase materials and supplies including: United States military uniforms, tactical combat boots, military surplus goods, tactical gear and clothing, firearms accessories, optical equipment and range finders, rifle scopes, equipment, and supplies . . .  intending that the materials and supplies would thereafter be transferred to, and used to support” Abdullah Ramo Pazara and ISIS.

Hodzic Indictment

Sedina Unkic Hodzic

Sedina Hodzic, along with her husband, collected money from third parties and wired it to terrorists abroad...

On February 5, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sedina Unkic Hodzic – the wife of Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, and a native of Bosnia who came to the United States as a refugee – was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and providing material support to terrorists. According to the indictment, Sedina, along with her husband, collected money from third parties and wired it to terrorists abroad. Also according to the indictment, Sedina shipped six boxes of U.S. military uniforms, combat boots, tactical clothing and gear, military surplus items, firearms accessories, rifle scopes, optical equipment, first aid supplies, and other equipment to terrorists abroad.

Sedina Indictment

Armin Harcevic

Harcevic was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and with providing material support to terrorists...

On February 5, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Armin Harcevic – a native of Bosnia who came to the United States as a refugee, and subsequently adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status – was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and with providing material support to terrorists. According to the Indictment, Harcevic collected money from third parties and wired it and his own funds to terrorists abroad.

Harcevic Indictment

Nihad Rosic

Rosic had previously been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after punching a woman in the face while she held a child...

On February 5, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Nihad Rosic – a native of Bosnia who sources indicate came to the United States as a refugee, adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status, and subsequently applied for and received citizenship – was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, providing material support to terrorists, and conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country. According to the indictment, Rosic sent funds to terrorists abroad, and attempted to travel to Syria to join terrorists in Syria and Iraq. According to press accounts, Rosic was a truck driver and former mixed martial arts fighter who had previously been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after punching a woman in the face while she held a child, and in a separate incident, was charged with assault after allegedly beating his girlfriend with a belt.

Rosic Indictment

Mediha Medy Salkicevic

Salkicevic came to the United States as a refugee, adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status, and subsequently applied for and received citizenship – was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and providing material support to terrorists...

On February 5, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Mediha Medy Salkicevic – a native of Bosnia who sources indicate came to the United States as a refugee, adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status, and subsequently applied for and received citizenship – was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and providing material support to terrorists. According to press accounts, Salkicevic was formerly an employee with a cargo company that deals with items coming in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. According to the indictment, Salkicevic collected money from third parties and wired it and her own funds to terrorists abroad.

Salkicevic Indictment

Jasminka Ramic

Ramic collected money from third parties and wired it and her own funds to terrorists abroad...

On February 5, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Jasminka Ramic – a native of Bosnia who sources indicate came to the United States as a refugee, adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status, and subsequently applied for and received citizenship – was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and providing material support to terrorists. According to the indictment, Ramic collected money from third parties and wired it and her own funds to terrorists abroad.

Ramic Indictment

Abdurahman Yasin Daud

Daud drove from Minnesota to San Diego to attempt to get passports, cross the border into Mexico, and fly to Syria in an attempt to join ISIS...

On April 20, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Abdurahman Yasin Daud – who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, came to the United States as a refugee when he was a child, and subsequently adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status – was charged (along with six others) with conspiracy and attempt to provide material support to ISIS. Daud and another individual drove from Minnesota to San Diego to attempt to get passports, cross the border into Mexico, and fly to Syria in an attempt to join ISIS.

Daud Criminal Complaint and Daud Indictment

Guled Ali Omar

Omar, born in a Kenyan refugee camp, U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, Andy Luger, said “never stopped plotting,” and had previously attempted to leave the United States...

On April 20, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Guled Ali Omar – who was also born in a Kenyan refugee camp, and sources indicate came to the United States as a refugee when he was a child, adjusted to Lawful Permanent Resident status, and subsequently applied for and received citizenship – was charged with conspiracy and attempt to provide material support to ISIS. Omar is the younger brother of another indicted fugitive, Ahmed Ali Omar, who left the United States in 2007 to fight for Al-Shabaab. Another one of his brothers, Mohamed Ali Omar, was convicted in March of threatening federal agents when they came to the family’s residence to interview Guled Omar. During a press conference, U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, Andy Luger, said that Omar “never stopped plotting,” and had previously attempted to leave the United States.

Omar Criminal Complaint and Omar Indictment

Fazliddin Kurbanov

Kurbanov, who came to the United States as a refugee in 2009 – was found guilty on charges that he conspired and attempted to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and possessed an unregistered destructive device...

On August 12, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, Fazliddin Kurbanov – a native of Uzbekistan who came to the United States as a refugee in 2009 – was found guilty on charges that he conspired and attempted to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and possessed an unregistered destructive device. U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin stated that he “conspired to provide material support to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and procured bomb-making materials in the interest of perpetrating a terrorist attack on American soil.” According to press reports, Kurbanov began his life as a Muslim, but faced persecution after his family converted to Orthodox Christianity. After coming to the United States with his family as a refugee, Kurbanov is said to have converted back to Islam and radicalized.

Kurbanov Superseding Indictment and Kurbanov Original Indictment (Idaho) and Kurbanov Original Indictment (Utah)

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22 Comments

  1. avatar

    This is good to know but what I would find more helpful is a list of the areas where suspected terrorist are living so that the request to “see something say something” could make more folks aware that there is possible suspicious activity going on in their community.
    The exact spot or address does not have to be listed but a heads up of something happening in the southwest section of Any Town, USA would alert people there.
    Also a list of what we should be on the lookout for would help.

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    Only those allowed to enter this nation after complete search should be allowed to stay provided they do not break any laws otherwise out the door with them!!!!!!
    So called refugees is not an excuse for gaining entrance under any circumstance!!
    We are in overload and cannot fight off the masses breaking our border laws with president or not!!

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    11th Gen American on

    The only solution to the problem of Obama and his anti-American, pro-Muslim policies is impeachment! If the idiots in Congress are too stupid to recognize the risks to our national security by continuing to allow Barack Obama to occupy the presidency, they need to be voted out of office just as soon as it can be arranged! Apparently our so-called Congressional “leaders” are afraid that the blacks who elected Obama might rebel if Obama is impeached! Things have gotten so bad under Obama’s leadership, even the blacks realize he’s the worst president in history! Granted, some may raise a ruckus, but they aren’t a large enough percentage of our population that they can’t be handled! Impeach Barack Obama before he commits even more atrocities against the American people! Thanks to the numbers of Muslims he’s been flooding into our country since January of 2009, we’ll be suffering from “domestic terrorism” for generations to come! That, and only that, will be his lasting legacy, and the American people will be spitting on his legacy from now until the last Muslim in American leaves!

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      I agree. But, you have to remember, Obama did warn us when he said he was going to fundamentally change America and that he would stand with the Muslims.

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    “destabilized” the Middle East? When has the middle East EVER been “stable”? While I disagree with much of what Bush did in the middle east, Most of all the “democracy project”, thinking you can bring “democracy’ where a Civil Society does NOT exist, it is OBAMA who sent the middle East Ablaze. Ever Heard of LIBYA? You know, where we had a dictatorial but RELIABLE ALLY for more than 30 years, M. Gadaffi?What about the “Arab spring” where OBAMA supported the WRONG SIDE, the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, who had to be overthrown from power by the 70 million people of Egypt? Or cutting and running and giving back all the territory in Iraq paid for by OUR BLOOD? You think Obama is just “smarter” and by doing nothing and letting the middle east burn, everything will just “be okay”? NEWSFLASH! The ENEMY GETS A SAY in the Matter! I am not for intervention for the sake of intervention, but Isis MUST be wiped off the face of the earth, or we will fight the HERE. Do you think your “coexist” bumper sticker is going to keep you safe? You CANNOT “coexist” with people who want TO KILL YOU. Radical ISLAM is 100% INCOMPATIBLE with our values, culture, constitution and way of life. Islam is the ONLY religion that requires “non-believers” to follow THEIR religion, to submit, or DIE. What effing planet are you on?

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    Patricia McGehee on

    TO THE US GOVERNMENT

    Citizenship should NEVER be given to Refugees or Illegals. We are weakening our Nation when we do give citizenship to them. They do not know or care about the principles and values this Nation was founded on and just reading or hearing about it does not work. We have enough homegrown enemies in this Nation so uneducated they can’t read or write, do not know their History and are of no use to anyone and it’s all thanks to an ignorant Government taking Education away from the States. Clean out our own Government before you think you’re smart enough to vet aliens, especially those with a Religion that hates us. For God’s sake. Grow a pair that tells you your job is to keep America safe AND strong.

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      I’m not sure you understand. Polls, surveys and studies have indicated many times that these folks from countries that are poor or tyrannical or corrupt are likely to vote Democrat. They will most likely vote for whoever promises them the most gifts from the government (of course, as a taxpayer, these gifts are extracted from your wallet to pay bureaucrats to handle the paperwork and take care of these poor souls.) Most of the documentation that I have seen indicates that the criminal invaders (sometimes referred to as illegals) and refugees, if given the chance to vote legally or otherwise, vote more than 80% Democrat. So, for some at the top of our political food chain, this is a valid reason to import as many of these folks as possible.

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    Guys like Trump and Bill Maher get slammed by liberals for telling the truth about Islam. They point out quite correctly that where Muslims are the majority there is frequently violence and/or repression. Usually both. Just look at the entire Mideast where not only other religions like Christianity and Judaism are attacked and their adherents murdered, but the different sects of Sunni and Shia Islam wage relentless war against each other. Perfect example Iraq.

    But those who point out the truth get called racist and bigot and all the other names by those unable to accept that same truth. Some say that centuries ago that other religions were the same. That may be true but the western religions moved on, while Islam persists in their 15th century mindset. Many so called “progressives” carry on with babble about “Eurocentrism” but are moral cowards who refuse to recognize that Islam relegates women to little more than a man’s possession.

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      That is actually part of their culture and a good point and what is to come………….what is actually sad is that christians re the minority an as per the news are being killed……how come no country is trying to help them or take them out of harm’s way…….?………

      Weren’t Christians the major demographics ever to be killed in history>/////? anybody???

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      The whole idea of vetting is amazing stupidity. Obama says the vetting process will be thorough and take about three years. Have any of the bright light bulbs in DC figured out where the refugees will be kept while they are being vetted?

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    I have got to confess that these are very worrying times for the US. Instead of having to fight wars oversea, now, due to the Idiot-in-Chief in the White House, he is inviting the enemy to come here instead. I for one cannot understand that even though he is the elected President, that apparently he has “carte-blanche” discretion to circumvent the law under the guise of “presidential authority’ to force his own agenda onto the American people despite the fact there are supposed to be safeguards in effect to prevent such a drastic action.Especially, despite the outpouring of emotion and opposition, he stubbornly continues his assault on the American people in direct opposition to his “oath of office” in which he swore to protect and serve the American people and uphold the constitution of the United States. In such countries that apparently the US is so opposed to, conditions such as we are coming close to here are called “dictatorships”. I do not care how close he is to the end of his term, members of both houses should put more action behind their words and seek to censure this man and have him removed from office before America is totally lost and loses it identity altogether.

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      You are wrong….he is not willingly inviting the enemy…..he is helping no differently than EU and others the unfortunate….NOW the problem is that they come form those troubled places…….I read that the reason they are escaping those places is because we de-estabized the middle east? Is that true? of so then it is not Obama;s fault but actual Bush and congress that created that…so basically a Republican mess….? somebody give me eyes please?

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        And what did this president do with his bombing of Libya? The problem comes with the naive assertion that all we needed to do is free these countries from dictators and peace and prosperity would reign in the region. That fails to recognize that these people have trouble governing themselves. There is no reason Iraq with it’s huge oil reserves could not get itself together after Saddam. Instead they fight each other based on what some religious leaders said 1500 years ago.

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        No dumb dumb, it was obumbler who by his own actions destabilized the middle east by removing all of our Armed Forces from Iraq and left them to their own demise knowing full well that they were incapable of defending the Freedom that Bush and our Sèrvicemen gave them! And because the moron called obumbler thought he was smarter than everyone else he invited is is to start up and start taking over, he found out what other misguided presidents did, that once you help those over there by giving them money and our weapons they will turn on you once they are finished with you and then start their rampage against you, he has found out that he is not so smart and he cannot control terrorist bent on jihad against normal çivilized nations!

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        President Bush and our military left a stable Iraq. Dumbo announce on tv the exact date troops would leave. How convenient! the jihadist in chief has allowed the power vacuum. Maybe you don’t remember the Carter presidency.

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        You have eyes; you just refuse to open them and stop making this a Republican vs. Democrat problem. You are unable to separate yourself from your propagandized brain about who is to blame for what. Facts are facts, and you simply have allowed yourself to be convinced by the liberal propaganda. You will change your tune when they come to kill your family.