Skip to comments.TheBlaze EXCLUSIVE: Saudi student connected to Boston Marathon
Posted on 04/18/2013 9:50:46 AM PDT by Kaslin
*This is a breaking news story and will be updated.
UPDATE 10:50am ET: Joel Cheatwood, President & Chief Creative Officer for TheBlaze, told Glenn on the radio show: “Just got a note from one of our investigative reporters that she has been told that there is now discussion that they may not allow this man to be deported.”
On radio this morning, Glenn broke the news that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi Student who was reported as a person of interest in the Boston Marathon bombing, is set to be deported under section 212 3B of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) – “Security and related grounds” – “Terrorist activities”.
An FBI source has told TheBlaze that the Saudi Student was “taken into custody”. This means, when we he was reported as a person of interest, he was actually a suspect the entire time.
An “event”, or file, was created on the student three days ago. The file contains his deportation record and the reason he is being deported. According to ICE the reason is section 212 3B –”Security and related grounds” – “Terrorist activities”. The students visa has been revoked.
The FBI said a file was started “just in case he was found to be connected to the crime,” however, the file shows he was scheduled to be deported. This was not precautionary, it was listed as “orders.” The file was immediately classified. Sources are telling TheBlaze the deportation order will be classified as well – requiring a FOIA to access it.
One agent told TheBlaze he believes a “voluntary” departure has been signed – that means the Saudi student could be out of the country as early as today. While the official story was going to be “he wanted to go home,” the student was actually being deported.
TheBlaze has been told that by a source that this “looks like they were trying to make this a ‘lone wolf’ crime, so the Saudi government would be spared embarrassment and the U.S. would avoid explaining how a terror cell was active when we had AQ on the run.”
One source at the FBI and another at the Saudi Embassy referred to the student as connected to an important Saudi family.
A source told TheBlaze that the FBI believes the Saudi student is tied to 2 to 3 more people.
Steve Emerson from the Investigative Project on Terrorism appeared on “Hannity” last night and revealed more information on the Saudi National.
Appearing on Hannity Wednesday night, the Investigative Project on Terrorisms Steve Emerson reported that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was briefly named a person of interest in the Boston Marathon bombings, is being deported on Tuesday. He based his information on a number of his confidential sources.
I just learned from my own sources that he is now going to be deported on national security grounds next Tuesday, Emerson said.
Host Sean Hannity referenced a report by Reuters that revealed President Barack Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House Wednesday. They reportedly discussed the conflict in Syria.
The meeting was not on Obamas public schedule, the report adds.
He will be deported to try again as his presence harms the lefts narrative that it’s “only white right wing extremists doing terrible things.”
Just a month ago, Homeland Securitys Janet Napolitano upgraded Saudis into Americas trusted traveler program
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who famously declared The system worked after an underwear bomber was able to partially detonate his weapon aboard a jumbo jet bound for Detroit, has completed her divorce proceedings from reality. The New York Post reports:
Saudi Arabia, which gave us 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers, will soon get the coveted trusted traveler status from the Department of Homeland Security.
Saudi travelers who are cleared through the program could bypass normal customs lines after showing their passports and providing fingerprints.
Only a few other countries - Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and South Korea - have been granted the same status, which is designed to ease entry into the United States for low-risk airline passengers.
The decision was made in January after a meeting in Washington between Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Saudi Arabian Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, but gained little attention, Fox News reported.
According to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, in 2010, Saudi Arabia was among 14 countries whose citizens were subject to extra screening, because of its record as a breeding ground for terrorists. There have been absolutely no reports of Saudi Arabia changing its school curricula, which foster hatred of Jews and infidels in general, nor have there been any signs of any change in the role of extremist ideology in shaping the Saudi public.
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He may not be one of the bombers, but he DOES know something.
I watched Hannity last night and he told Steve Emerson that it doesn’t make any sense
just as clunton covered up flight 800, bathhouse barry will try and do the same. Also harry reid wants 10 day waiting period and background checks for buying stamps too.
I think that is why he is being wisked out of the country and the photos delayed. Saudies plead to Obummer he’s a good kid and was just in the crowd and was not in the bomber group!
Who knows for sure just pure speculation!
Latest update is that now the Government may be rethinking this. Too much exposure thanks to Beck and the internet. Rand Paul is getting involved now.
Sounds like they’ve had a little more time to go through what was on his computer.
Has it been confirmed by anyone that this guy is actually going to be deported?
It doesn’t make any sense.
None of it makes sense.
On Monday, Wolf Blizter kept hoping it was a “gas main or generator explosion” for awhile, then once it became obvious what it was he clammed up for a bit.
Later Monday evening some twit on CNN insisted that all the victims of the bombing were “muslims, innocent muslims” and she sounded like she was about to go into a frothing scream fest.
Darned if I can find an audio clip of it though!
They have their narrative they want to push, and they will stick to it, manufacture what they can, speculate, push outright falsety, and smear where they have to so to advance their narrative to a predetermined outcome.
Emerson is an embarrasment and generally has no clue what he is talking about. I take anything from him with a huge grain of salt
No, give him a cabinet position or at least a czarship.
And if that doesn’t work there is always the job of an ivy league professor.
One thin possibility is Obama doesn’t want to get his hands dirty directly and the Saudi’s offered to “extract” information from the “student” via their own means and share it with Obama. Once they have him, maybe the Saudi’s will, maybe they won’t...
To the contrary, it makes perfect sense when one considers how beholden Obama is to the Saudis.
That’s what he looked like to me too
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