Two more refugees have been arrested in the U.S. on charges of supporting terrorism.
The two suspects – both Iraqi refugees – were arrested in Texas and California by law enforcement as part of an ongoing terrorism investigation.
One suspect, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, was arrested in Sacramento for providing false statements to a terrorism investigation. According to the indictment, he left the United States in 2013 to fight with rebel groups in Syria, returning two months later. When the feds questioned him upon his return, he lied and said he was visiting his grandmother in Turkey.
The second suspect, Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, was radicalized in the U.S. and was charged with providing “material support” to ISIS. He lived in Houston.
“I applaud the thorough law enforcement investigation that resulted in this arrest,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said. “Based on the facts, as we know them, today’s action may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event in the making and saved countless lives.”
“This is exactly what we have repeatedly told the Obama administration could happen and why we do not want refugees coming to Texas. There are serious questions about who these people really are, as evidenced by today’s events.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot also praised the FBI.
“I applaud the FBI for today’s arrest of this dangerous subject,” Abbott said in a prepared statement. “However, this is precisely why I called for a halt to refugees entering the U.S. from countries substantially controlled by terrorists. I once again urge the President to halt the resettlement of these refugees in the United States until there is an effective vetting process that will ensure refugees do not compromise the safety of Americans and Texans.”
There have been a string of terror suspects arrested in the U.S. From WND:
An immigrant from Muslim-dominated Bangladesh, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, tried to incite people to travel to Somalia and conduct violent jihad against the United States. He was arrested in Texas in 2014. In July 2015, a Cuban immigrant inspired by Islamic extremists plotted to explode a backpack bomb filled with nails on a beach in Key West. An immigrant from Ghana, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, pledged allegiance to ISIS and plotted a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. He attacked an FBI agent with a large kitchen knife when the agent was searching his home in June in Staten Island, New York. The search was connected to an investigation stemming from the weekend arrest of Munther Omar Saleh, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, CNN reported. An immigrant from Sudan living in northern Virginia, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, tried to join ISIS and wage jihad on its behalf after having been recruited online. He pleaded guilty in federal court in June 2015 to providing material support to ISIS and his friend, according to court records, is now a member of the Islamic…