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Terror suspect's Houston visit raises questions
chron.com ^ | Dec.27, 2009 | BRIAN ROGERS and PAIGE HEWITT

Posted on 12/27/2009 6:53:21 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

As some Houston leaders called on Sunday for measures to help guard against future terrorist attacks, others questioned why the Nigerian man charged with trying to destroy a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit spent time last year in Houston.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is believed to have traveled to Houston in 2008, but no details of the trip were available Sunday.

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston declined to discuss any connection Abdulmutallab might have to the city, saying details of the investigation remain classified.

U.S. government officials did confirm that they are looking into his travel itinerary, but the FBI and other agencies refused to comment.

As chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, Jackson Lee said government resources must be marshalled for technology and “behavior analysis” to focus on possible terrorism suspects who act alone.

“We must note that the face of the alleged terrorist has changed. They are, in many instances, Westernized. They use blogging and Internet systems.” Jackson Lee said. “The red flag is that new terrorists of the 21st century having looked back on 9/11 now know the best mode is to fit in.”

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KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; blog; blogs; democrats; detroit; dhs; houston; internet; michigan; napolitano; nigeria; nigerian; obama; sheilajacksonlee; terrorist; texas; umarfarouk

1 posted on 12/27/2009 6:53:22 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Bender2; Allegra; txhurl

Texas ping.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 6:54:47 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jackson Lee said government resources must be marshalled for technology and “behavior analysis”

We all feel safer now.


3 posted on 12/27/2009 7:00:39 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston declined to discuss any connection Abdulmutallab might have to the city, saying details of the investigation remain classified.

Well I know we are in good hands now.

4 posted on 12/27/2009 7:02:27 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, Jackson Lee said government resources must be marshalled for technology and “behavior analysis” to focus on possible terrorism suspects who act alone.

You are one worthless POS.

Who will protect us from our protectors? (RIP Mark Scott)

5 posted on 12/27/2009 7:03:29 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SouthTexas; glock rocks; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave

Little by little but fear not, Jackon-Lee in on the case...


6 posted on 12/27/2009 7:04:26 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SouthTexas; glock rocks; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave

Little by little but fear not, Jackon-Lee is on the case...


7 posted on 12/27/2009 7:05:51 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: Army Air Corps

Hurl.

bump


8 posted on 12/27/2009 7:05:57 PM PST by txhurl (Beer for my dogs, Bourbon for me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...government resources must be marshalled for technology and “behavior analysis”... P R O F I L I N G ! ! !
9 posted on 12/27/2009 7:06:01 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With the rats running everything we won’t learn the truth about anything.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 7:07:21 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Remember that one of the mosques seized by the feds earlier this year was in Houston.


11 posted on 12/27/2009 7:07:40 PM PST by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers will not support.)
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To: Cindy

Ping


12 posted on 12/27/2009 7:07:53 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
??????

Despite calling for ramped-up security, she said she did not want to see profiling or any stigma attached to Nigerians, a demographic about 100,000 strong in the Houston region.

13 posted on 12/27/2009 7:08:49 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: tubebender

100K Nigerians in Houston?

How does she know that?


14 posted on 12/27/2009 7:11:52 PM PST by txhurl (Beer for my dogs, Bourbon for me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe the new gay mayor of Houston can “fix the problem.”


15 posted on 12/27/2009 7:11:52 PM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You Don't Suppose...

The Times December 26, 2009

Friend of Fort Hood gunman 'killed in attack on Yemen hideout'

An American-born radical Islamist, believed to have links to the Fort Hood gunman accused of killing 13 colleagues last month, may have been among 30 militant leaders killed when Yemeni aircraft bombed suspected al-Qaeda hideouts.

Anwar al-Awlaki, who reportedly corresponded by e-mail with Major Nidal Malik Hasan before the shooting at the Texan base, was thought to have been attending an al-Qaeda meeting in Rafadh when the airstrikes took place on Thursday.

16 posted on 12/27/2009 7:20:07 PM PST by kempster
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To: txhurl

ACORN told her so?


17 posted on 12/27/2009 7:22:07 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston declined to discuss any connection Abdulmutallab might have to the city,

Abombamohammad is probably related to Sheila Jackson Leak, D-Houseon.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 12/27/2009 7:23:52 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sheila Jackson-Lee is a communist America hating evil woman.

I don’t want to hear one peep out of her when it concerns the safety of Americans. She would be VERY HAPPY if all conservative Americans were dead.


19 posted on 12/27/2009 7:27:27 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks for the ping Jet Jaguar and BUMP.


20 posted on 12/27/2009 7:32:57 PM PST by Cindy
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To: kempster

He’s not dead.


21 posted on 12/27/2009 7:36:09 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think it’s a little late to wonder what this islamist was doing in Houston when there are probably thousands of them in every major city in the U.S. Might we begin thinking more about that? Kinda like seeing the forest for the trees or vice versa?


22 posted on 12/27/2009 7:46:11 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: jersey117

Trust me!

23 posted on 12/27/2009 8:51:02 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: tubebender
“behavior analysis”

Start profiling per Jackson-Lee's request!

24 posted on 12/28/2009 6:09:37 AM PST by SouthTexas (May you have a Blessed Christmas!)
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