Skip to comments.Homeland Security Alert: Terror suspect may be headed to Texas through Mexico
Posted on 05/18/2010 4:34:31 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "HOUSTON -- A Homeland Security Alert is asking Houston police and Harris County Sheriffs deputies to keep their eyes open for a potential terrorist.
The alert focuses on Mohamed Ali, a suspected member of the terrorist group Al Shabaab. It indicates he may be traveling to the U.S. through Mexico."
SNIPPET: "In 2007, former Houstonian Daniel Joseph Maldonado was brought back to Houston by the U.S Attorney in the Southern District after he was captured in Somalia reportedly training with terrorist groups.
He had initially been on the frontlines of Al Shabaab, but when they realized he was an American, they pulled him back because they had plans for him to come back to the U.S. and recruit female suicide bombers, said Neuhaus Schaan."
SNIPPET: "U.S. Homeland Security officials confirmed the Muhamed Ali alert, but declined to comment on it."
SNIPPET: "If authorities are right, Mohamed Ali is hardly alone and a terror network is following well-worn human smuggling routes into the Lone Star State.
There would be a reasonable chance to have him [Mohamed Ali] coming through Houston, Neuhaus Schaan said. They [Al Shabaab] have been pretty busy in Texas.
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Shouldn’t be hard for him crossing border. Not much there to stop him.
That word “terror” is SO disturbing. Couldn’t we just say, “Mohammed alert?”
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FBI accuses man of lying in terror case
Sudbury resident arrested on way to job overseas
By Shelley Murphy and Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / November 12, 2008
ARTICLE SNIPPET: Statements that Tarek Mehanna allegedly made to the FBI two years ago in the midst of a terrorism investigation came back to haunt him last weekend, when the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy graduate was arrested as he was about to board a Boston flight to start a new job overseas.
Mehanna, 26, who was living in a sprawling house in Sudbury with his parents, is charged with lying to the FBI in December 2006 when questioned about the whereabouts and activities of Daniel J. Maldonado, a former Methuen resident who was suspected of training at an Al Qaeda terrorist camp to overthrow the Somali government.
SUBJECT: MALDONADO, DANIEL JOSEPH
(February 22, 2007)
That should be easy
These two threads have ongoing updates:
“Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention”
WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
Posted on December 29, 2008 3:43:22 AM PST by Cindy
“Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad”
PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
Posted on December 12, 2008 3:57:22 AM PST by Cindy
ok, not THE Muhammed Ali. It’s some other Muhamed Ali. The real one never recruited female suicide bombers to do his fighting for him.
Oh I like that one!!!
ADDING to post no. 5:
ANOTHER CYBERSPACE/MEATSPACE CONVERGENCE
INTERNET HAGANAH ^ | November 12, 2008 | INTERNET HAGANAH
Posted on November 12, 2008 3:53:13 PM PST by Cindy
How dare you offend the followers of the Prophet by using his name.And usage of the word alert is far too stressful.We must call it a provisioal cause of upsetment appraisal.
Note: Video included at the link in post no. 1
“The alert focuses on Mohamed Ali”
Wow, that is an unusual Arab name.
Sure hope he doesn’t get racially profiled. That would be inhuman. /s/
They’re looking for Cassius Clay?
They aren't even allowed to question the terrorists already here. Houston is a sanctuary city.
He'll float over the border like a butterfly & sting like a bee.
looks like fight's on to me.
SNIPPET from the link in post no. 1:
"The route from Somalia to Texas is shorter than Americans would like to think. It goes through Mexico. Two weeks ago, a federal indictment was filed in San Antonio against a Somali citizen. It alleges Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane led a large-scale smuggling enterprise, moving east Africans into the U.S., including members of a terrorist group called AIAI."
Have you run across a picture of him yet? Just curious, haven’t been able to locate one. Thanks for your help.
Speaking of AIAI...
Somalian Charged with Making False Statements on Application for Asylum...
San Antonio.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | March 4, 2010 | n/a
Posted on March 6, 2010 12:36:28 AM PST by Cindy
Note: The following text is a quote:
Somalian Charged with Making False Statements on Application for Asylum
Defendant is Accused of Making False Statements Concerning Participation in Terrorist Organizations
United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that in San Antonio, a federal grand jury has indicted 24-year-old Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane, a citizen of Somalia, on two counts of making false statements under penalty of perjury to federal authorities concerning his association with global terrorist organizations.
The indictment, returned yesterday and unsealed this afternoon, alleges that on October 28, 2008, the defendant falsely omitted on an application for asylum that from a time prior to September 11, 2001, until January 2003, he was a member of, or was associated with, al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami (AIAI). Both organizations have been designated by the Department of Treasury pursuant to Executive Order 13224 as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT).
The indictment also alleges that the defendant provided additional false information concerning his entry into the United States. The defendant allegedly claimed to authorities that he and his wife traveled from Somalia to Mexico via Russia, Cuba, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. While in Mexico, they traveled by bus to the United States/Mexico border, where they were smuggled illegally into the United States. The indictment alleges that defendant failed to disclose to authorities that from June 2006 until March 2008, he resided in Brazil where he participated in, and later ran, a large-scale human smuggling enterprise knowing that such disclosure to authorities would prevent him from receiving asylum in the United States.
On March 28, 2008, Dhakane surrendered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near Brownsville, Texas. He was being held in an Immigration Detention Facility located in Pearsall, Texas, when he allegedly made the false statements to federal authorities.
Upon conviction, Dhakane faces up to 10 years in federal prison per count.
This case was investigated by agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant United States Attorney Mark Roomberg is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven in guilty in a court of law.
Holly, is photo is in the video.
Thanks Cindy, I watched the video and it seems the picture they used isn’t real clear due to the glare. Thank you for posting this video and article, it’s very interesting for sure and quite concerning.
Stinking RINOs Rick Perry, Kay Bailey and Cornyn are against AZ’s law like POS fairy Crist and Marco flip flop Rubio. He likes it for AZ but not for Florida.
I hear ya FRiend. God forbid a building gets hit in Houston. The RINO’s will be the first to squeal like pigs and duck for cover.
If only they had the moxy of Jan Brewer.
Nope, not worth it...
It has been gamed out that a simple raid running down highway 225 lobbing RPG’s (out the back of a pick up truck) into the industrial infrastructure would be the most effective thing they could do...
Thats if Houston/Pasadena, Texas was considered a target...
But that is just a guess...Kinda like when there was some actionable intel found in a cave over there about the word “Pasadena”...And the experts assumed it was Pasadena, California, because they have the Rose Parade...
Someone said, “Whoa, wait a minute...”, Pasadena, Texas; one of the largest petrochem areas in the country...
Regardless of where it happens...This country will come unglued...
I’d be prepared for any eventuality...
Send Geraldo and his brother Craig down there to look for him!
Maybe isolation on an island isn’t such a bad idea after all. At least, not as long as you can survive off local foodstuffs...
Your gasoline comes into the harbor by barge, doesn’t it?
No comment on that one, Jinxy. But just about everything else does, food stuffs, clothing, paper products.....the staples do.
Right...I remember now...
Yes. And if they try to stop him, the guards may get in trouble. This has happened more than once
They are acting like this is a done deal. The media is acting like spectators describing just how he will get into our country and never mention Mexico possibly aiding him (they don’t want terrorists in their country) And there is no mention of actually trying to stop the guy. Keep your eyes open harris county because a muslim terrorist is going to arrive there sometime soon. Once he gets to sharpstown or harwin, he will never be found.
“They aren’t even allowed to question the terrorists already here. Houston is a sanctuary city. “
I don’t think a lot of people realize that that is was Arizona’s law is all about. It’s not that the law is redundant with existing law....the language is such that it now REQUIRES law enforcement, if they have reason to believe, to inquire about immigration status. I heard two supposed ‘experts’ going round with someone on CNN about the new law not being necessary if the law already ALLOWS the police, if they have reason to believe, to ask. The entire segment ended with no one grasping the difference between REQUIRING and ALLOWING. Sometimes I just want to jump the the dang screen and scream. Bottom line, the original intent of the law was to prevent sanctuary cities and if AZ law is followed, it will. Texas needs to do the same...but the law must be worded the same.
TX terror ping.
No Thrilla in Texilla??
This article is a couple months old, but just sent out today by NAFBPO
Somali man accused of smuggling East Africans through Texas
A Somali man who allegedly has ties to terrorist groups is accused of smuggling, or trying to smuggle, through Texas several East Africans with similar affiliations.
A federal grand jury in San Antonio indicted Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane on Wednesday on two counts of making false statements to federal authorities.
Dhakane, 24, has been in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since entering the U.S. through Brownsville in March 2008 and saying he wanted to seek asylum. He applied for asylum while in custody in October 2008.
The multiagency Joint Terrorism Task Force alleges he failed to disclose on his application that from before Sept. 11, 2001, through January 2003, he had been a member of the wire-transfer network Al-Barakat and an Islamic militant group in Somalia, Al-Ittihad Al-Islami (AIAI), both on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Terrorist entities.
The indictment, made public Friday, also alleges he’s known by 10 aliases, mischaracterized how he came into the United States and left out key details about his life in Brazil. It also alleges he failed to say he was part of and later ran a large-scale human-smuggling ring that smuggled, or tried to smuggle, hundreds of people from Brazil into the United States, among them several AIAI-affiliated Somalis.
Dhakane, who asked for a lawyer to be appointed, is scheduled for a bail hearing and arraignment in federal court in San Antonio on Monday and faces up to 10 years on each count if convicted.
Richard Durbin, chief of the criminal division for the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Texas, said there was no apparent terrorist plot identified but officials still have to be cautious. Terrorism charges are rare, federal records show.
The trouble with terrorism is you don’t know who’s going to do something, Durbin said. I don’t know what was claimed in his asylum, but he omitted some stuff that was pretty significant.
This is part of what we do because we’re trying to disrupt potential problems, Durbin said, speaking about the charges.
At a hearing late Thursday, Dhakane told U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo that there are no Somali consulates in the United States when asked if he’d like U.S. officials to notify consular officials of his home country about his criminal case.
Thank you SwinneySwitch for pinging your list.
M.Ali was the same name of the US ARMY SF Officer that double crossed the CIA and trained the AQ “secret service” for OBL. He was firmly entrenched within the DOD community an is rouge as of now.
Not sure if he’s the same guy but they’re all dangerous.
I think the Administration would prefer the term:
“Moving unknownable and unfathomable man-made potential damage alert”