Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, and a story involving refugees from her native land is only going to cause her more problems.
On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrest of two Somalian refugees for conspiring to fight for ISIS, the Daily Wire reports.
Big, bad plans
One of President Donald Trump’s first moves as president was to put a travel ban in place preventing refugees from Muslim-majority nations from coming to America until a better vetting process could be implemented.
And this most recent case is a prime example of what can happen when security standards aren’t kept up.
According to reports, Somalian refugees Ahmed Mahad Mohamed and Abdi Yemani Hussein were arrested after speaking to an undercover FBI agent that they believed to be a supporter of ISIS.
“These communications revealed the defendants’ desire to travel overseas in order to fight on behalf of ISIS or to conduct an attack within the United States if they were unable to travel,” the DOJ said. “Ultimately, the defendants purchased airline tickets to travel to Egypt, with the intention to travel on to Sinai and join ISIS.”
The FBI arrested the two men prior to them boarding the flight.
Making America safe again
According to the DOJ’s report, the investigation into these men started in August 2018.
It was Mohamed who initiated contact with the FBI sting operation. He reportedly reached out to an agent who was being portrayed as an ISIS member overseas.
“I love jihad so much,” he told the agent. “I give my life jihad, I only think about jihad everywhere I go but my father and mom they don’t like jihad if they knew me I want to make Hijrah they would spy me.”
He also reportedly told the agent he wanted the Islamic state to get “another 911,” referring to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Thankfully, the Trump administration thwarted those plans. Another win for the White House.