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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Saudi Citizen Charged in Oklahoma With Concealing
Attendance at Al Qaeda Training Camp

Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 34, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a current resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, has been arrested for visa fraud, and making false statements to the FBI by, among other things, concealing his application to and attendance at an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in late 2000.

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Edward C. O’Callaghan, Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester of the Western District of Oklahoma and Special Agent in Charge Kathryn Peterson of the FBI’s Oklahoma City Division made the announcement.

Based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma and unsealed today, Alfallaj was taken into custody by the FBI without incident on February 5. A grand jury returned a three-count indictment against him today. He was arraigned this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernard M. Jones and is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to the complaint, the FBI found 15 of Alfallaj’s fingerprints on an application to an al Qaeda training camp, known as al Farooq, which was one of al Qaeda’s key training sites in Afghanistan. The document was recovered by the U.S. military from an al Qaeda safe house in Afghanistan. The document is also alleged to include an emergency contact number associated with Alfallaj’s father in Saudi Arabia. Alfallaj is alleged to have first entered the U.S. in late 2011 on a nonimmigrant visa based on his wife’s status as a foreign student. According to the complaint, he answered several questions on his visa application falsely, including whether he had ever supported terrorists or terrorist organizations.

The indictment returned today charges two counts of visa fraud. Count One alleges that from March 2012 to the present, Alfallaj possessed a visa obtained by fraud. Count Two alleges he used that visa in October 2016 to apply for lessons at a private flight school in Oklahoma. The third count in the indictment charges Alfallaj with making a false statement to the FBI during a terrorism investigation when he was interviewed and denied ever having associated with anyone from a foreign terrorist group.

If convicted of visa fraud, Alfallaj faces up to ten years in prison on each count. He also faces up to eight years in prison for making a false statement involving international terrorism. Deportation proceedings are expected to commence at the conclusion of these criminal proceedings. Reference is made to the criminal complaint and the indictment for further information. The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge. An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes members from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the University of Oklahoma Police Department, the Oklahoma City Police Department, and the Edmond Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matt Dillon and Scott E. Williams of the Western District of Oklahoma and Trial Attorney C. Alexandria Bogle of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section are prosecuting the case.

1 posted on 02/09/2018 5:25:31 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

The first syllabus “How To Taxi, Take Off And Fly Level” is always oversubscribed with muslims.

But they don’t have much interest in the second syllabus “How To Land Safely”.


2 posted on 02/09/2018 5:31:21 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (The only trannie I want to see is a Muncie 4 Speed M-22 Rock Crusher)
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To: SJackson

A 20 year moratorium on ALL immigration is needed ...


4 posted on 02/09/2018 5:33:14 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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An awful lot of Arabs interested in flying. All that oil money, guess they want to fly around in the desert. Someone needs to tell them they need to land there too.

5 posted on 02/09/2018 5:35:26 AM PST by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: SJackson
So is Oklahoma low-hanging fruit for jihadists-in-training? Seems like there has been a disproportionate amount of muzz buzz out of Oklahoma for quite some time. Must be a couple of dandy Mother Helmets Mosques in the state.
7 posted on 02/09/2018 5:42:04 AM PST by niteowl77
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To: SJackson

I’m going to post this article on all the Trump haters Twitter accounts, all the ones who want open borders like Mark Ruffalo


9 posted on 02/09/2018 5:44:09 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (The remoulade was a trifle tart, but the souflee for dessert more than made up for it.)
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To: SJackson
"It was discovered that he had lied when he applied for his visa to enter the United States by concealing his connection to terrorism."

Well, duh.

12 posted on 02/09/2018 5:59:54 AM PST by alancarp (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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So, like, maybe they were attempting to train up yet another group of hijackers to take over aircraft again??? They could do it in Eurowinnie areas and attack some of the Euro cities, Parismuzziestan (hit the tower, etc.), Berlinmuzziestan, Londonmuzziestan, Brusselsmuzziestan, etc.


14 posted on 02/09/2018 6:46:11 AM PST by RetiredArmy (We are in the Last Days of human history. Jesus is coming back, & soon! Do U know Him?)
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To: SJackson; bitt; GregNH; Whenifhow; LucyT
(From the article):" .. He has been in the United States for about seven years and his presence in the United States only came to the attention of the FBI
when he sought pilot training in October 2016."

'Sleeper cell' mole ?

15 posted on 02/09/2018 6:49:51 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: SJackson

This article tells me that we should be alert for a major terrorist attack.

Do you think the Clintons have loyal followers only within the FBI, DOJ, etc.? I don’t. I think they control plenty of foreigners, terrorists, and others who are happy to do their bidding and to attack us and/or President Trump.


17 posted on 02/09/2018 7:23:00 AM PST by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: SJackson
Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj,

No flags there.

24 posted on 02/09/2018 8:20:58 AM PST by going hot (happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: SJackson

So, this is a second one from Oklahoma? Different from the one yesterday? They do seem to like Oklahoma for some reason.


27 posted on 02/09/2018 9:33:34 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: SJackson
Thank you for the article & analysis. VERY RELEVANT to current events in our beleaguered Justice Department.

Further Commentary

Fits right in with "Rogue Justice" by Karen J. Greenberg on instances where the FBI has dropped the ball on certain "suspicious person" referrals, for reasons known or still to be determined. Partial blame is on our loosely enforced laws, but there is no easy legal solution for keeping Americans free first.

Since DACA is unconstitutional anyway, but especially since vaulted ahead by former President Obama, DACA should end and everyone leave or get re-vetted/arrested.

32 posted on 02/09/2018 3:29:45 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough (MS Natl Sec 2005)
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To: SJackson
It was discovered that he had lied when he applied for his visa to enter the United States by concealing his connection to terrorism.

Ya think?????

35 posted on 02/09/2018 9:16:35 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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Either the FBI is extremely misrepresented, Or the FBI is too busy serving Hillary Clinton.


38 posted on 02/11/2018 12:56:01 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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