It’s hard to believe that the FBI was warned about the New York and New Jersey bomber almost TWO years ago! That’s right! Almost two years ago, the father of terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami warned authorities about his violent son, but they didn’t put him on a terror watch list.
Rahami was arrested on Monday morning in connection to the bombings that occurred in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was charged with several crimes, including use of weapons of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, and the criminal complaint against him outlines how close the attacks came to causing death and even more destruction.
The suspect’s father, Mohammad Rahami, told New Jersey police two years ago that his son was a terrorist, according to the Times. Rahami Sr. appeared outside his apartment in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Tuesday and spoke to reporters in broken English, saying he called the FBI out of fears his son might be radicalizing after violent outbursts including incidents when he stabbed his own brother Nasim and hit his stepmother.
“Yes, I called the FBI,” he told the media as he drove off, the New York Post reported.
Mohammad Sr told reporters: ‘Two years ago, I call the FBI. My son he’s doing really bad, ok?
‘But they checked it almost two months. He’s ok. He’s clear. He’s not… terrorist. Now say he’s a terrorist. I say ok.
‘For no reason, because he stabbed my son and hit my wife. And I took him to jail two years ago.’
Law senior enforcement sources told the New York Times, that the FBI opened an investigation after Mohammad complained to the agency that his son might be a terrorist.
Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested for stabbing a person in the leg and possession of a firearm in 2014. But a grand jury declined to indict him, despite a warning from the arresting officer that Rahami was likely “a danger to himself or others”.
Mr. Rahami was motivated by an extremist Islamic ideology that he recorded in a notebook he had with him when he was shot and wounded by the police in Linden, N.J., on Monday morning before being taken into custody.
Pierced by a bullet and splattered with blood, the journal contains screeds against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In one handwritten message, Mr. Rahami pleads that he not be caught before carrying out his planned attacks.
“My heart I pray to the beautiful wise ALLAH,” he wrote. “To not take JIHAD away from. I beg.”
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Rahami also wrote about radical Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki (who was killed in 2011) and Osama Bin Laden in a bullet-ridden notebook found on his person when he was arrested. Despite being killed in a drone attack, Mr. Awlaki remains a powerful influence on would-be jihadists, especially in the English-speaking West. Among his documented admirers were Syed Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino; Omar Mateen, who fatally shot 49 people in an Orlando nightclub; and Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who staged an attack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon with pressure-cooker bombs in 2013.
As happened with those involved in terrorism-related cases in Orlando, San Bernardino and Boston, federal authorities looked into Mr. Rahami’s life well before he launched his assaults.
Officers opened what is known as an assessment, the most basic of F.B.I. investigations, and interviewed the father multiple times.
They never interviewed Mr. Rahami, who was in jail at the time, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The assessment of Mr. Rahami illustrates the challenges the F.B.I. faces as it solicits information from the public about people who might pose a threat and then must sort through what is credible, while balancing the need to protect the country without overstepping its authority.
Like Mr. Rahami, one of the Boston bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was the subject of an assessment in 2011.
And just as with Mr. Rahami, the F.B.I. did not generate any additional leads that would have prompted a more serious investigation.
Hmm. Sounds like Obama’s political correctness has once again played into a terrorist attack on Americans:
So Rahami had repeated trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan – and visiting radicalized areas of these countries and coming back to America. Authorities said Rahami made at least three trips to Afghanistan – including a trip to his native Kandahar region. He also visited Pakistan, where he met and married his wife.
Authorities told CNN that Rahami had spent a year, between 2013 and 2014, in Pakistan where he traveled to the city of Quetta – a hotbed of extremism. While there he stayed with family in refugee camps, authorities confirmed. He also visited Karachi in 2005, and an unknown region in 2011.
All signs were there that Ahmad Khan Rahami was a terrorist. Officials had pictures. He was assessed and he was let go.
We knew where he was. What he was doing and where and when he visited the terrorist nations, but officials could NOT stop him. Why?
Political Correctness! That’s right! Obama’s policies on political correctness are hurting Americans. Obama’s political correctness is holding back authorities from “doing the right thing”.
Rahami hated gays, so he set a bomb in Chelsea a commonly known gay community. Rahami hated the military, so he set a bomb to go off during a military charity event.
This is NOT about our law enforcement or the FBI wanting to do the right thing…this IS about Obama’s policies of Political Correctness and authorities having their “hands tied” because they can’t do the right thing or they will lose their jobs. They can’t touch these scumbags that go to terrorist supporting nations and return to America, because Obama would call that “profiling” Muslims or a religion, which is not allowed under Obama’s political correct policies.
This political correctness BS been going on since Obama took office. Law enforcement agencies are ‘handcuffed” with Obama’s PC rules of engagement. These PC rules of engagement are destroying America. Obama’s political correctness is KILLING Americans! Because law enforcement agencies can’t connect the dots or even put the information into the system for “probable cause”.
Wake UP people!
Ahmed Rahami is a terrorist and was working with other terrorists from countries that support terrorism. He stayed with refugees at refugee camps in terrorism “hotbeds”!
This PC BS has to stop! Obama’s PC policies are KILLING Americans.
In addition, Obama has been accepting thousands of refugees into America from terrorist supporting countries. We’ve been saying over and over again – Close our borders! Don’t allow refugees into America from these terrorist supporting nations! But this has all been falling on the deaf ears of Obama’s administration.
Here was another perfect example of America’s warning coming from Brigette Gabriel on Fox News:
The plan for the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy America is NOT new. It has existed since May of 1991. The plan has been about the process of settlement and resettlement in America. The plan has been to destroy America from within. To eliminate and destroy America and raise their flag of Islam over the White House. It’s not a surprise, but Obama and Clinton continue the false narrative that “Islam is a peaceful nation”.
Add to that the PC BS policies of Obama and you have a nightmare for dealing with radical Islamic terrorism in America.
Wake up America!
Brigette Gabriel has told us before that there are over 29 Islamic organizations set up in America. Their plan is to sabotage America from within. Organizations like the Islamic Society of North America. The same organization that is ADVISING OBAMA from WITHIN the White House!
Are you awake yet?
Other organizations like the Muslim Student Association which has more chapters on American college campuses than the Young Republicans or Democrats combined.
Need I go on?
How about the North American Islamic Trust which supports and operates 90% of American Muslim mosques in America.
Wake UP people!
These terrorists are serious! They are in America and they want to destroy our great nation! There are over 150 terrorist organizations in America; 5 in the District of Columbia alone.
But don’t worry, Obama and Clinton believe we have vetted these immigrants properly…I mean what could possible go wrong! Just because we can’t profile Muslims any more, that shouldn’t hinder law enforcement agencies from catching the bad guys should it?
Obama has allowed over 680,000 immigrants from these terrorist supporting countries into America, and even after alll these attacks, he CONTINUES to allow more refugees in! After all, he has a goal – ONE million refugees – and he plans to reach that BEFORE he leaves office in January!
Of course Obama continues to even as late as Monday, say the US has “properly” and “thoroughly” vetted all these immigrants! Although he forgets to remind Americans HIS OWN PC policies are STOPPING our own law enforcement agencies from arresting these radical Islamic terrorists! Screw political correctness!
How much evidence do you need? San Bernardino, Orlando, New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota…that’s just the beginning. These attacks are NOT going to stop until this man is out of office. And Hillary is NOT going to make ANY difference. After all, she has made billions from terrorist countries who have supported her Clinton Foundation.
No. It won’t stop until we elect a president, like Donald Trump, who believes that we need to CLOSE our borders UNTIL we get in place proper vetting procedures. We need to STOP taking in refugees from terrorist supporting nations that are putting our nation at risk! And we need to get rid of Obama’s ignorant PC rules of engagement for law enforcement agencies so they can do the jobs that they were trained to do – stop terrorists from attacking Americans!
WAKE UP PEOPLE!