Saturday September 20, 2014
Australian Federal Police officers stand near a suspect detained after intelligence showed militants connected with ISIS were planning a beheading.
Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad.
It’s the same game here: Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.
In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen.
The accused mastermind: Afghan refugee turned ISIS recruiter Mohammad Ali Baryalei. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago.
Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the streets of Sydney to recruit and radicalize dozens of fellow Muslim immigrants or their children.
Baryalei’s minions include Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf, the homicidal son of Lebanese immigrants. Now based in Syria, Sharrouf infamously tweeted a photo of his elementary-school-age son brandishing a severed human head.
The Sydney Beheading Bust comes on the heels of a separate outbreak of violence by Afghan refugees aligned with the terror group Hezbollah.
In late August, Aussie police broke up a bloody riot involving members of the “420 gang” — Muslim teens and young men who post sword-wielding, AK-47-toting selfies on social media.
The self-described “Shia soldiers” quote Hezbollah imam Hassan Nasrallah online, while wreaking havoc in Sydney slums offline.
International “human rights” wags have attacked Australian officials for trying to crack down on unfettered immigration from terror-sponsoring states. Now, many of those ungrateful imports are crying “Islamophobia” as law-enforcement authorities try to stop the head-choppers from spilling blood on their soil.
Australia, we feel your pain. America’s unselective and desultory asylum and refugee policies have also enabled jihadists of all stripes and blades to recruit, convert, plot, pillage, rape and kill.
In our heartland, Minneapolis has become “Little Mogadishu” — a haven for Somali refugees targeted by Islamic supremacists.
It’s a deadly two-way street. As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted in “The Grand Jihad,” ‘‘We not only import Somali aliens, including their ‘traditional leaders.’ We also send back aspiring Islamist militants, including suicide bombers.
Since 2006, the FBI has detected that many Somalis are returning to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, and more are launched from Minneapolis than from any other US haven.”
But instead of slowing refugee admissions from terror-sponsoring and terror-supporting states, the Obama administration has jacked them up.
Instead of increasing our scrutiny of asylum and refugee seekers who admit to providing “limited material support” to terrorists, the administration has created more loopholes.
Last fall, FBI agents admitted that several dozen suspected terrorist bomb-builders may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees from Iraq.
These include two Al Qaeda in Iraq jihadists resettled as refugees in Bowling Green, Ky. — who later admitted in court that they’d attacked US soldiers in Iraq, reports ABC News.
In Colorado Springs, a gang of Iraqi Muslim refugees monstrously raped and brutalized a woman — after being welcomed here with open arms and, in at least one case, receiving praise and help from US soldiers.
These thugs join a litany of asylees and refugees gone wild in America, including:
- The Tsarnaev family of Boston Marathon brothers and their mooching sisters.
- Ramzi Yousef, who faked an asylum claim to plot the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
- Gazi Ibrahim Abu Mezer, a Palestinian bomb-builder who entered America illegally from Canada and claimed political asylum based on phony persecution by Israelis.
- Mir Aimal Kansi, convicted in 1997 of capital murder for the January 1993 shooting spree outside CIA headquarters in McLean, Va., claimed political asylum based on his minority status as a Palestinian in Pakistan.
- Somali national Nuradin Abdi, the al Qaeda shopping-mall bomb plotter convicted in 2007, first entered the United States in 1995 using a false passport, entered again illegally from Canada in ’97, then secured asylum on false grounds. He fraudulently obtained a refugee travel document, which he then used to fly to Ethiopia and Chechnya for jihad training.
- Convicted Fort Dix jihad plotters and ethnic Albanian illegal-alien brothers Dritan, Shain and Eljvir Duka, who snuck into the country through Mexico with their parents, who applied for asylum in 1984.
Meanwhile, countless Christians, Jews and other victims of Islamic persecution remain outcast and abandoned around the world. Ain’t diversity and assimilation grand?