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Saudi National Questioned in Boston was on Terror Watch List
Fox News ^ | Monday, April 22, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 04/22/2013 7:29:52 AM PDT by kristinn

The Saudi national who was initially detained and then ruled out as a suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack had been flagged on a terror watch list and was granted a student visa without being properly vetted, sources have told me.

A source close to the investigation revealed that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi had been deemed inadmissible under the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act which declares ineligible for a visa – any alien who is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry – in terrorist activity.

At least two additional sources have confirmed to me that Ali Alharbi is set to be deported as early as this week, contrary to statements made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

SNIP

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told me that it was a case a “Saudi being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The official, with knowledge of the case, said Alharbi’s status has changed – but as it now stands – he will be sent back home.

“They don’t like the negative press,” the official said of the Saudis. “The guess is he will probably be allowed to leave without a lot of hype in order to avoid political sensitivities with the Saudis.”

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

In one picture, he has his fingers linked. He’d never do that if they were burned. Nope, that dog don’t hunt.


151 posted on 04/22/2013 8:49:56 AM PDT by bgill
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To: kristinn

I went to Starnes homepage. He has a Twitter account there with the story title and a link. Went to the link, same result: “No results found”.


152 posted on 04/22/2013 8:50:24 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: GraceG

Right. Sikhs are good people.


153 posted on 04/22/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: qman

I agree but.....everyone should be screaming....you let him in and gave him citizenship, now deal with it!


154 posted on 04/22/2013 8:58:18 AM PDT by sheana
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To: STD

Below is the message I just sent to Rep Buchanan FL. My message also included the Fox news story now scrubbed. A similar email was sent to my Senator Marco “the-let-all-the-criminals-in” Rubio.

Dear Congressman Buchanan,

Have you asked the Obama Administration, the Secretary of State, the DHS Secretary, the DOJ AG, or any other official about the status of this person (Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi)? Was this person on a terror watch list? Was this person subsequently removed from a terror watch list? Does this person still reside in the United States? Has this person been deported under a cloud of suspicion? Is Congress going to investigate this situation?

Saudi National Questioned in Boston was on Terror Watch List
Monday, April 22, 2013 10:29:52 AM · by kristinn · 121 replies

Fox News ^ | Monday, April 22, 2013 | Todd Starnes

The Saudi national who was initially detained and then ruled out as a suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack had been flagged on a terror watch list and was granted a student visa without being properly vetted, sources have told me. A source close to the investigation revealed that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi had been deemed inadmissible under the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act which declares ineligible for a visa – any alien who is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry – in terrorist activity. At least two additional sources have confirmed to me...


155 posted on 04/22/2013 8:58:34 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: dfwgator

I mean breaking here at FR. I thought I saw it in breaking earlier.


156 posted on 04/22/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: thouworm
This guy. There was a tall blonde in a bright blue shirt at the bomb site and damned if I can find any of the pictures,

The blonde at the bomb site got numerous circles crayoned around him.

157 posted on 04/22/2013 9:02:47 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Please ping if you find anything in the photos re:the blonde imam.


158 posted on 04/22/2013 9:02:57 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: fuente

DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport controls
Published March 20, 2013

A Department of Homeland Security program intended to give “trusted traveler” status to low-risk airline passengers soon will be extended to Saudi travelers, opening the program to criticism for accommodating the country that produced 15 of the 19 hijackers behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/20/decision-to-extend-trusted-traveler-program-to-saudi-scrutinized/


159 posted on 04/22/2013 9:04:10 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: bgill

Okay, could be early misinformation that was out there.


160 posted on 04/22/2013 9:06:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: txhurl

lol; I was replying to your previous post while you were posting that photo. I’ll be on lookout for him in any of the photos I see.


161 posted on 04/22/2013 9:07:31 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: bgill

Where are the pictures you refer to?


162 posted on 04/22/2013 9:08:42 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: donna

Notes from today’s Beck radio program to add to your link. I haven’t verified if his facts are accurate.

Jan 14 Obama met with Saudi minister

2 days later Big Sis came out with trusted traveler for Saudi Arabia

France and Germany are not trusted travelers.


164 posted on 04/22/2013 9:12:38 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Labyrinthos

Not too blonde in the photo but it's winter.

165 posted on 04/22/2013 9:16:07 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

That guy in the blue jacket just creeps me out.


166 posted on 04/22/2013 9:18:28 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: thouworm

Ears close to head, narrow, sloping shoulders, tall forehead? Actually the guy in black he seems to be conferring with looks more like the Imam.

So, we have what 6 guys now at the bomb site in Islamic photos? I’m still wondering about RoofGuy.


167 posted on 04/22/2013 9:18:48 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Rennes Templar
Townhall still has Starnes' article up.
168 posted on 04/22/2013 9:20:49 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn
Let's not forget that it's just a month or two ago that the administration/DHS implemented the "Saudi Trusted Traveler" program which gives Saudi's MUCH less scrutiny when applying for visa's.

They're not making it harder to get into this country, they're making it easier.

169 posted on 04/22/2013 9:27:17 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Get in touch with your galtitude!)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
Let's not forget that it's just a month or two ago that the administration/DHS implemented the "Saudi Trusted Traveler" program

Saudi Students in U.S. Up More Than 500% Since Sept. 11, 2001

170 posted on 04/22/2013 9:30:15 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: latina4dubya

on her back


171 posted on 04/22/2013 9:30:15 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: txhurl
Who is that between the little boy and the terrorist?


172 posted on 04/22/2013 9:33:56 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: concerned about politics

WELL THIS TIME IS BUSH’S FAULT!


173 posted on 04/22/2013 9:35:50 AM PDT by angcat
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To: donna

A bald guy?


174 posted on 04/22/2013 9:36:40 AM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: latina4dubya
The arrows point to both terrorists. The one was in the white cap but the other was in a gray cap and sweatshirt. I think it's just to show where they were together just after one of the bombs went off.

The more interesting one is one showing the younger brother in the white cap, standing 2 feet behind the 8 year old little boy that was later killed in the blast. Chilling!

175 posted on 04/22/2013 9:36:56 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Get in touch with your galtitude!)
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To: txhurl

Also, the guy in blue on the left.


176 posted on 04/22/2013 9:37:57 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: txhurl

Not the same guy.


177 posted on 04/22/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: RummyChick
Is Al_harbi a name like Smith in the US?

The interpretation I put on it:

Al is the word 'the' in arabic. 'Al Queda' = 'The Base' etc.

And according to the koran, there are two contending forces at work in the world. Dar al Harb and Dar El Salaam. Dar al Harb is 'The House of War' and Dar El Salaam is the House of Peace.

Dar El Salaam is everything muslim in the world and Dar al Harb is everything non muslim in the world. And the way the koran reads, everything in the Dar Al Harb (non muslim) will be brought under the control of Dar al Eslaam (muslim) before all of the fighting is finished.

I think his name is a play on 'The House of War' and how he's going to conquer them.

But that's just me. Your milage may vary :)

178 posted on 04/22/2013 9:43:04 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Get in touch with your galtitude!)
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To: donna

I’m sure everyone knows this, but for those who don’t you can hit ctl and + to zoom in on a page and ctl and - to zoom back out.


179 posted on 04/22/2013 9:54:08 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: bgill
Because there was no one in the entire country of Saudi to teach him English, right?

And even though he is supposedly rich and well-connected, he decided to live (hide?) in Revere (one of the dumpier areas around Boston).

180 posted on 04/22/2013 10:41:00 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: fuente

I contacted my congresswoman, a Republican, and they are acting like this story is not true. She is believing the Dept. Homeland Security. I asked her aide to contact Congressman Duncan who has this document.


181 posted on 04/22/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: fivecatsandadog
on her back

aye, aye, aye... it was hard to be sure because her foot is twisted the other way...

182 posted on 04/22/2013 10:45:45 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: fuente; TigersEye

So who the heck APPROVED this VISA?>>>>>>>>>>>>

Someone who conveniently could not understand that he mispelled his name in the Visa Application?


183 posted on 04/22/2013 10:56:47 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I just read an older thread linked here. It’s the one that had the first pictures of the stuff being removed from this Saudi terrorist’s apartment. That article said he was taken to the hospital due to shrapnel wounds to his legs. It didn’t mention anything about burns on his hands, and I think that bit of info may not be true.


184 posted on 04/22/2013 11:08:58 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: kristinn

Article is gone


185 posted on 04/22/2013 11:28:32 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: American Constitutionalist

>More and more we look at it ? even the Global Warming Hoax and the Environmentlist movement is all tied to all of this, to bring down the US dollar and our economy. <

You could also say, the above is designed to keep us dependent on oil from the Middle East.


186 posted on 04/22/2013 11:28:45 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Thanks for the ping. The story of the Saudi student has been stinking to high heavens from the very beginning.

Now Fox News has scrubbed this article from their website, but other media sources had already copied and posted it.

This azzhole was on the terrorist watch list and “should” have been ineligible for a student visa in the first place. Next, he was supposed to be residing in Findlay, Ohio, but he was in fact residing in Boston. Next, he just “coincidentally” happens to be at the Boston Marathon. Next, he just happens to be standing close enough to where the first bomb exploded that he got shrapnel wounds on his legs. Next, he’s acting suspiciously enough that bystanders tackle him and detain him until the police take custody of him.

After the initial FBI investigation of him as a “person of interest” in the bombing, they classify his status as “3B”, meaning that the evidence of his terrorism classification is overwhelming.

Next, John Effen Kerry has a closed meeting with a Saudi minister. Next, Ozero has an unscheduled meeting with another Saudi official. The terorist azzhole is scheduled for near-immediate deportation and the FBI file shows it’s for national security reasons related to the bombing.

Next, his scheduled deportation begins to be leaked and the entries in his FBI file are altered just prior to Janet Napolitano smacking down a congressman for asking a question about the terrorist azzhole’s status.

There is enough smoke here that the thing is actually a blazing inferno. It may get tossed on the ash heap from Benghazi, where it will diasppear down the rabbit hole, along with the Benghazi survivors that no one can find or talk to.

We are living in very evil times.


187 posted on 04/22/2013 11:32:36 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: All

Cache:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/saudi-national-questioned-in-boston-was-on-terror-watch-list.html


188 posted on 04/22/2013 11:40:56 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: BlatherNaut

> So who the heck APPROVED this VISA?

IIRC, Saudis don’t need a visa to enter the US.

Neither do Canadians.

Passport or other positive ID is good enough.


189 posted on 04/22/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: kristinn; GraceG; dfwgator; lonevoice

There is something seriously wrong here, and it deserves all the attention we can give it.

Was this Saudi-National on the terror watch list ?

If so, how was he allowed to enter the USA ?

If not, why was he considered a person of interest ?

How many other Saudi nationals are in the US ?

Of those, are any of them on the terror watch list ?

If so, why are they here ?

Are there “special” considerations and treatment for them ?

If so, why ?

I get the sense that this Gov’t, our Gov’t at the highest levels, has made a deal with the Saudis.

I get the sense that they also expect and are willing to allow them to recruit, mentor and facilitate terrorist activity in the US.

I get the sense that they, our Gov’t, wants to normalize terrorist attacks in the minds of the citizenry.

I get the sense that our Gov’t wants to use these attacks as practice for future police state actions.


190 posted on 04/22/2013 12:24:34 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: latina4dubya

That’s not her foot. It’s connected to the guy kneeling off to the side. I saw it that way at first, and thought OMG! I think the camera angle really distorts things....


191 posted on 04/22/2013 12:28:01 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Westbrook
Good old Glenn Beck, he didn't scoop anyone. Well maybe the media, but Freepers were getting 1+1 = 2 days ago.
192 posted on 04/22/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

The story is being scrubbed everywhere. What’s up with that?


193 posted on 04/22/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: donna

There is a guy with a white sweater, sunglasses, and a gray backpack walking behind Martin Richard from the other side too.


194 posted on 04/22/2013 1:08:36 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: TennTuxedo

Hannity on Radio covering now.


195 posted on 04/22/2013 1:42:14 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: fivecatsandadog
That’s not her foot. It’s connected to the guy kneeling off to the side.

omgosh, you are right! i am glad that is not her foot!

196 posted on 04/22/2013 1:57:24 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: fuente

So who the heck APPROVED this VISA?

Bank Of America!!!


197 posted on 04/22/2013 1:58:10 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Mozilla

Thank you for the web cache of the missing Fox News article that was originally linked at the top of this thread. It is still there as of 5:40 p.m. The text only version is there too. . .

Saudi National Questioned in Boston was on Terror Watch List

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/saudi-national-questioned-in-boston-was-on-terror-watch-list.html&strip=1


198 posted on 04/22/2013 2:41:56 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: lonevoice

You summed it up perfectly.


199 posted on 04/22/2013 3:26:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: RummyChick

All the al-Harbi are related .
This guy has a few family members locked up in Gitmo


200 posted on 04/22/2013 5:39:22 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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