CARAVAN JIHAD?| Jihad Watch

Jihadis among the migrant caravan is not as ridiculous as CNN would have you believe.

 

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CNN on Monday once again posed as the intrepid and impartial fact checker, correcting the falsehoods spread by our ridiculous and hateful President, with the headline: “Trump seizes on right-wing media reports to suggest migrant caravan has been infiltrated by ‘unknown Middle Easterners.’” And as usual, the President is in reality far closer to the mark than CNN ever is. CNN has once again proven itself to be, as Trump has so aptly and indelibly put it, very fake news.

CNN noted that “In a tweet, the President warned that ‘criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in’ the caravan of thousands of Central American migrants fleeing poverty and violence.”

After that bit of legerdemain, CNN informs the Leftist marks who still take it seriously that Trump is, as expected, all wrong and going off half-cocked yet again: “The President did not support his claim with any evidence. Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters on Monday afternoon that Trump ‘absolutely’ had evidence to indicate there are Middle Easterners in the caravan. Sanders, however, did not provide specific information on the matter and it was still not clear what evidence Trump had to indicate the presence of such individuals in the caravan.”

The evidence is actually abundantly clear; CNN just doesn’t want you to know it exists. The Daily Caller reported Monday that Univision correspondent Francisco Santa Anna stated: “Yesterday when we were traveling through Guatemala, we noticed people from El Salvador and even people from Bangladesh. Can you imagine what they had to do to get here? They infiltrated themselves in this caravan and tried to cross with the crowd. That would have benefited them greatly.”

What’s more, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales stated last Thursday that his security forces had caught “close to 100 people completely linked to terrorist issues, with ISIS and that not only have we arrested them within our territory, but they have been deported to their countries of origin.” Guatemala’s Secretary of Strategic Intelligence, Mario Duarte, confirmed that “the individuals intercepted, detained, prosecuted or returned to their country of origin, is close to 100.” He referred to “several citizens of Syrian origin who were detained with false documents were detained, for which they were prosecuted and subjected to criminal proceedings,” and then deported in 2016.

The establishment media has made a great deal of the fact that Morales did not say that Guatemalan authorities had caught 100 Islamic State jihadis among the throngs approaching the U.S. border now. However, this is a distinction without a difference. If Islamic State jihadis could enter Guatemala previously, they can do it again, and they may have joined this caravan.

Denis Omar Contreras, a leader of this latest march to the border, summarily dismissed this possibility: “There isn’t a single terrorist here.” Claiming that everyone on the way to the United States was from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, he added: “As far as I know there are no terrorists in these four countries, at least beyond the corrupt governments.”

As far as he knows. But how can Denis Omar Contreras be sure? Is there something that would make it impossible for jihadis to infiltrate this migrant group? We do know that jihadis have many times attempted to enter the United States by way of the Southern border. Here are just a few news stories from the last few years, related to such efforts:

Texas: Border patrol apprehends four Muslims from Bangladesh illegally crossing into US

Three Pakistani Muslims apprehended in U.S. at Arizona border

Mexico helping unvetted African migrants to U.S. border, many from Al-Shabaab jihadi hotbed

New Mexico: Muslim “refugee” with gas pipeline plans arrested in border county

Muslim captured coming over southern U.S. border had ties to Taliban

Pakistani Muslim arrested crossing Texas border, lied to FBI

Islamic State jihadi reveals plan to bring jihadis to U.S. via Mexico

Agents nab Pakistani Muslims with jihad terror connections crossing U.S. border

There is also considerable Hizballah activity in Latin America – activity that analysts have been warning for yearsis a threat to the United States.

But CNN and Denis Omar Contreras would have you believe that jihadists could not, simply could not possibly, have infiltrated this latest migrant caravan. Donald Trump is just being racist again to say so.

If some of those on their way to the U.S. get into the country and commit an act of jihad violence, will CNN and Contreras and all the others who are sneering at Trump today apologize? Don’t bet on it. But the best-case scenario will be that no one from this caravan will get in at all, and CNN and the rest can go back to calling Trump “racist” for keeping them out.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His new book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

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Law Enforcement Forfeitures and You

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I was reading my email today and got a link to this story. Having had personal experience in the subject matter, and wanting to shed some light on something few people know about, I thought I’d share it with you.

In 2006 I got put in jail for a probation violation in Chambers County Texas, it’s not something I’m proud of or normally share but it’s relevant to this story.

I was in the holding cell just inside the front door for about 9 hours. While I was there approximately 6 other people were booked in and put into that holding cell. Of the 6 two were there for nothing more than “having cash in excess of $7500.00 dollars”

The two were arrested solely for being in possession of that money according to them, and they both thought someone had called the police on them. One guy claimed he had $18,000, but police showed him having $12,000. Hmmmmm And the other guy said he had $30,000 cash. Why did they think someone called police on them you ask?

Because they both claimed officers knew they had the money, even asking them before searching the vehicle “Where is the currency?” The FBI runs a joint task force with Chambers County, they are the guys with the dark tinted windows on I-10 before you get to Beaumont, Texas.

Well my curiosity was aroused by now, how in the world did police know these guys had that money BEFORE they searched the car?

Once my booking was complete I got my striped jumpsuit and went on back into the jail. (what joyous memories) Once in the back I met another young kid, he was about 19. The same thing had happened to him!

The kid spoke honestly with me,  said that a man had payed him to drive a Ryder rental truck to Houston from Florida to buy cheap marijuana in Houston. The man who payed him was following behind the truck in a car. The young man said police stopped the car of his associate, so he pulled into a burger shop to wait for him.

He went inside, got a burger and went back out to the truck. As he reached the truck police swarmed in on him and almost immediately asked him “Where is the currency?” He had been in jail a week or so, and after some phone calls found that the man following him was released by police because he had less than $7,000 on his person.

The slick man had the youngster hauling the majority of the cash, over $102,000 dollars! I know what you are thinking, “who can believe a guy in jail.” Well, I saw the kid’s indictment myself and it read “The state of Texas vs. The Kid and $102,000” No crime was cited on the indictment.

That’s exactly what it said! The money was NAMED in the indictment! The kid bonded out later that day and I don’t know what happened to him after that, but I’m sure neither of them got that $102,000 back! And the same goes for the $12,000 and the $30,000.

In one day in Chambers County Texas they confiscated $144,000 THAT I WITNESSED!!! How much more did they get that day that I was not aware of?

After that day I spent in jail, witnessing all of that, and  listening to their stories, I’m convinced that police have some type of “radar” that can detect large groupings of those little security strips in currency. If not, how could they know before searching the vehicle, and pick out THAT vehicle???

That money is just another resource that gets wasted, stolen, or misused in our broken system. Thanks to Bree for igniting me to write about this, because everyone I’ve ever told acted like my hat was made of tin-foil or something. If I had not witnessed it all myself, talked to the people involved myself, and seen the documents for myself………….I probably would not believe it either!

 

This story made me want to tell my story :

 

Cops Seized Over $107,000 From Couple But Didn’t Charge Them With a Crime

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A Massachusetts couple has been fighting for three years to regain cash they say was wrongfully seized from them. In October 2012, the Illinois State Police pulled over Adam and Jennifer Perry for speeding as they were driving through Henry County on Interstate 80. The Perrys said they were headed to Salt Lake City, Utah to see a hearing specialist for an ear infection Adam was suffering from.

A drug dog sniffed and indicated on the car. Officers then searched the vehicle and found $107,520 in cash in a suitcase and in Jennifer’s wallet. The Perrys claimed the search was without their consent and without a warrant. According to the officers, they also found a duffel bag that reportedly smelled of marijuana.

No drugs were found in the car, nor did the government file criminal charges against the Perrys. Nevertheless, officers seized the cash and eventually transferred it to the federal government.

In a letter filed earlier this month, Adam claims that the taken cash came from savings and disability settlements and payments. “Our faith in the United States legal system has been shaken. Why are officer’s [sic] allowed to be judge, jury and executioner on the side of the road?” the Perrys asked in a 2013 response to federal prosecutors.

Unfortunately, their case is not unique. An extensive investigation by The Washington Post into one federal forfeiture program found nearly 62,000 cash seizures since 9/11 where police did not use warrants or charge the owners with a crime. Out of those seizures, more than 1,700 were in Illinois alone.

Moreover, for federal civil forfeiture cases, property owners are not presumed innocent and do not have a right to an attorney. With few safeguards, police and prosecutors can profit from forfeiture. Illinois agencies received more than $186 million in federal forfeiture funds between 2000 and 2013 from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the Institute for Justice’s report, Policing for Profit.

This article originally appeared on Institute for Justice.

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Cops Seized Over $107,000 From Couple But Didn’t Charge Them With a Crime