Trump urges America to become & # 39; smart & # 39; about Somali refugees who have been arrested for an ISIS plot
Donald Trump urged America to become & # 39; smart & # 39; after two Somali refugees were arrested for trying to join ISIS – he threatened to recover his feud with Ilhan Omar, himself a former Somali refugee.
The president pointed to a case in Arizona where two young men told an undercover FBI agent that they were & # 39; martyrdom & # 39; wanted to reach in the Middle East.
One plotter is said to be & # 39; another 9/11 & # 39; have said and said: & # 39; I want to be the headless man. & # 39;
The two were arrested on Friday at Tuscon International Airport after checking in on a flight to Egypt, where they were reportedly planning to join ISIS.
Trump & # 39; s intervention comes just two weeks after he appeals to Rep. Omar and her fiery left colleague & # 39; s said to go back & # 39; & # 39; to their alleged homelands, which prompted his supporters to blackmail & # 39; send her back & # 39; at one of the president's meetings.
Donald Trump (left) urged America to become & # 39; smart & # 39; after two Somali refugees were arrested for trying to join ISIS – he threatened to restore his feud with Ilhan Omar (right)
Trump tweeted Tuesday morning to focus on Somali refugees suspected of joining ISIS in Egypt
He did not mention Omar in his Tuesday morning tweet, but his comments about refugees will certainly play for the same crowd.
The president's call to become & # 39; smart & # 39; is a signal from the same populist, anti-immigrant agenda that he seems to believe will force him to be re-elected in 2020.
Trump & # 39; s tweet used the hashtags #MAGA (Make America Great Again) and #KAG – Keep America Great, a possible slogan for his re-election efforts and a clear sign that the mind of the president is turning to 2020.
Omar arrived as a refugee from Somalia at the age of 10 and is now an American citizen.
The two Arizona plotters, Ahmed Mahad Mohamed and Abdi Yemani Hussein, lived in Tuscon when they announced a plan to participate in the branch of the radical Islamic group in Sinai, prosecutors say.
Authorities say Mohamed told an undercover FBI employee during social media exchanges that he & # 39; thirsty & # 39; was to the blood of unbelievers.
He also expressed the wish to have the & # 39; new Jihadi John & # 39; to become a notorious executioner from ISIS who was part of an English-born terrorist nicknamed the & # 39; Beatles & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The best wake-up call is (for the) Islamic state to achieve victory or another 9/11, & # 39; Mohamed reportedly said.
During a meeting a month ago between Mohamed, Hussein and the undercover FBI employee, Hussein said he wanted to blow up the White House, it is claimed.
President Donald Trump ignored the singing of & # 39; Send her back! & # 39; against Rep. Ilhan Omar, who told reporters that he & # 39; a bit bad & # 39; felt for her when his fans burst out screaming that she had to leave the United States
Objectives: The four congress women who were the subject of Mr Trump's attack – from the left, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib – at a press conference in Washington earlier this month
The two men reportedly told the undercover FBI agent, who they thought was an ISIS follower, that they wanted to kill & # 39; so many people & # 39; and & # 39; that kuffar & # 39; or disbelievers beheaded, and became notorious all over the world.
The two were arrested on Friday at Tuscon International Airport after picking up their boarding passes for a flight to Cairo.
Both had received government documents to travel to Egypt.
Mohamed has a permanent residency status in the United States after he originally arrived as a refugee from Somalia, according to court records.
Hussein still has refugee status.
They originally caught the attention of social media researchers in August when Mohamed expressed the desire to travel to Syria or Egypt to join ISIS and become a martyr.
They were accused of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, which can incur up to 20 years in prison.
& # 39; According to the criminal complaint, the defendants had been in contact with an FBI undercover worker who, in their view, was an advocate of ISIS ideology, & # 39; said the Ministry of Justice.
& # 39; This communication revealed the wish of the defendants to travel abroad to fight on behalf of ISIS or to carry out an attack in the United States if they were unable to travel. & # 39;
Brad Roach, Hussein's lawyer, said his client is claiming his innocence and looking forward to the future legal process.
Tom Hartzell, a lawyer for Mohamed, has yet to comment.
The Trump collection held 8,000 and was filled to capacity; they sang & # 39; Send her back! & # 39; nine times before the president spoke further
The Omar queue broke loose two weeks ago when Mr Trump turned to congress women & # 39; originally from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and incompetent anywhere in the world & # 39 ;
He suggested: & # 39; Why don't they go back and help repair the completely broken and crime-damaged places they came from? & # 39;
Although Mr Trump did not mention the four, he clearly focused on congress women Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib – all high-profile left-wing women who are strongly opposed to Mr Trump and his agenda.
All four are American citizens. Only Omar was born abroad.
His remarks caused waves of indignation and the Democratically controlled House of Representatives adopted a resolution to include his & # 39; racist comments & # 39; to condemn.
Far from falling back, the president has stepped up his attacks on women in recent days by accusing them of & # 39; hating America & # 39; and & # 39; spitting out some of the most mean, hateful and disgusting things a politician has ever said & # 39 ;.
In response to the backlash, Trump insisted that he have no & # 39; racist bone in my body & # 39; has.
Omar, a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, was one of the first two Muslim women ever to be in the American congress; she has been accused of anti-Semitism
At a meeting in North Carolina, Trump supporters sang & send her back & # 39; after the president had criticized Omar.
The president later ignored the comments, but did nothing to stop them while they were taking place.
Trump seems to believe that the Democrats will suffer in 2020 if they are forced to embrace the four firefighters.
Their support for an ambitious Green New Deal has caused some disunity in the party, while in the past Omar ended up in hot water about alleged anti-Semitism.
However, Trump's strategy can also be counterproductive, since a poll earlier this month showed that a majority of Americans said his tweets & # 39; un-American & # 39; goods.
According to the USAToday / Ipsos poll, two-thirds agree that telling minority Americans to & # 39; go back to where they came from & # 39; is racist.
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