Judicial Watch has uncovered an “Islamic refugee” apprehended in New Mexico with copies of the region’s gas pipeline plans; an ISIS training camp 8 miles south of the Texas border; Mexican drug cartels smuggling ISIS fighters into the U.S.; and the Department of Homeland Security deliberately choosing not to document Middle Eastern men illegally entering Arizona carrying stainless steel cylinders.
In June of this year, Judicial Watch reported that police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman who had in her possession plans and documents of the region’s gas pipelines. Authorities officially denied its report.
Then, in July, despite ongoing denials, Judicial Watch’s reporting, was corroborated by Zack Taylor, the Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.
The woman described herself as an “Islamic refugee.” After being pulled over for a traffic violation in Luna County, New Mexico, the deputy sheriff discovered that she had gas pipeline plans of the Deming region, 35 miles north of the Mexican border.
Deming is located in Luna County, which borders Mexico for 54 miles. The Sheriff’s office contacted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF), which then began an investigation.
How does an Islamic refugee have U.S. gas pipeline plans? With the help of Mexican drug cartels.
(Last year, a local publication listed Deming as the worst place to live on a “list of the ten worst places” to live in New Mexico. Its high unemployment, poverty level, ongoing crime, combined with a terrible public education system boosted Deming to the top of the list. Not to mention that Deming falls in what is known as “a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA),” according to the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center. Deming is a drug trafficking hub for large quantities of methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana smuggled in by Mexicans working for the Juárez and Sinaloa cartels.)
Cartels are smuggling in more than drugs. They’re also smuggling people, which include Islamic terrorists. Judicial Watch also uncovered earlier this year alarming details about cartels smuggling in foreigners to Texas from countries with terrorist links.
Not to mention the ISIS training camp in Mexico, roughly 8 miles from the Texas border.
Judicial Watch reported on Islamic terrorists based in Mexico being aided by Mexican cartels. And, one of the key ISIS trainers is Kuwaiti Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir. Judicial Watch reports that Khabir “is an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year.”
Khabir is still training thousands of men—mostly Syrians and Yemenis—to fight and prepare to attack Americans. In a European newspaper he bragged about “how easy it is to stake out American targets because the border region is wide open.” Of course Washington turns a blind eye to this clear and present danger.
Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary, Claudia Ruiz, has expressed that she befuddled as to why Obama and the U.S. media are “culpably neglecting this phenomenon.” She attests: “this new wave of fundamentalism could have nasty surprises in store for the United States.”
Last year, Judicial Watch exposed the apprehension of five young Middle Eastern men in an Arizona town roughly 30 miles north of the Mexican border. Two of the men were carrying stainless steel cylinders in backpacks, which alarmed the agents enough to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), after which numerous federal agents appeared. The FBI reportedly took into custody two of these men. Only three were entered into the Border Patrol’s E3 reporting system; two were listed as “unknown subjects,” which is just never done.
One veteran federal law enforcement agent told Judicial Watch: “In all my years I’ve never seen that before.”
But then again, who ever thought Islamic terrorists could so easily cross the border and have copies of pipeline plans. She certainly didn’t have them to apply for a gas pipeline job. And what need do Middle Eastern men have with stainless steel cylinders? And why would ISIS be training in Mexico?
These questions remain unanswered and unaddressed in Washington.