Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a member of Homeland Security Committee, warns:
The car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University by a Somali immigrant Monday has all the indications of terrorism and illustrates the problem of radicalization within the Somali refugee community in the United States.
He also said: “We’ve had up to 40 Somali-Americans who have gone over to Somalia to fight as ISIS terrorists.” They have also gone to the Islamic State itself. And just to make everyone feel even better, The Daily Mail reported in June about a Somali war criminal working in security at Dulles International Airport; then in August, it was revealed:
The Obama administration gave Somali Muslims behind-the-scenes tours at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport — the nation’s 17th busiest in terms of passenger traffic — after the group “complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled.” Johnson has been consistently failing in his department, which is a key part of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts; and engages our worst enemies in a well-practiced strategy of stealth jihadists of a victimology subterfuge.
“The special security tours not offered to any other group” followed round-table dialogue meetings with local Somali leaders to get their feedback for “modifications to practices that would allow for operations to be more culturally sensitive.”
“Rep. Pete King: ‘Up to 40’ Somali Americans Have Become ISIS Fighters”, by Brian Freeman, Newsmax, November 30, 2016:
The car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University by a Somali immigrant Monday has all the indications of terrorism and illustrates the problem of radicalization within the Somali refugee community in the United States, New York Rep. Pete King said.
“There’s been a real problem with the [American] Somali community as far as having a large number of Al-Shabaab supporters,” King, a member of the Homeland Security Committee told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Monday night….
King said Columbus, Ohio, where the attack took place, along with Minneapolis-St. Paul, are “the two areas with the highest concentration of Somali [refugees]. We’ve had up to 40 Somali-Americans who have gone over to Somalia to fight as ISIS terrorists.
“So this is a real threat, it’s a real danger. And again, it’s a community where the overwhelming majority are good people, but there’s a hard core within it,” King said.
“When I had my hearings on Islamist terrorism five-and-a-half years ago, the first witness we had focused on the threat we have from Somali-Americans.”
King stressed that there must be “more surveillance” in Muslim-American communities in order to help prevent more terrorism.
CNSNews.com reported that since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, some 100,000 Somalis, virtually all of them Muslims, have been admitted into the United States, including more than 9,000 in fiscal year 2016.
The Islamic State terrorist group, which has encouraged its followers to use vehicles and knives when it carries out operations, has claimed responsibility for the attack……