Monday, May 23, 2011

Jihadist stowaway makes it to Newark, Feds baffled as to how he did it

Ah yes, here we have a clueless FBI and DHS, not to mention the Port Authority in New Jersey, aimlessly walking in circles while a known jihadist who has a history of firing on Americans in Fallujah easily penetrates our secure borders and holes up in an abandoned warehouse, not far from those oil refineries bin-Laden wanted to attack.  Our problem with illegal immigration is that we like illegal immigration, it brings in votes for the liberals and Democrats, and a few Republicans as well. 

Are there others that came with Asem Ellbahnsany Haroonon on that un-named Italian freighter, and if so, where and who are they?  Is this a lone wolf operation, or a larger, planned assault by co-ordinated jihadists?  Is anybody asking?  Does anyone care?

From the New York Post May 23 by Philip Messing

Stowaway at Port Newark sparks terror probe

A shadowy man suspected of fighting against US soldiers in Iraq has sparked a far-flung terror probe after entering New York Harbor as a stowaway aboard a freighter and taking up residence in a fenced-off Port Authority warehouse, The Post has learned.

Asem Ellbahnsany Haroon, 26, managed to easily infiltrate Port Newark -- where there are just the kind of oil refineries that Osama bin Laden talked about blowing up as part of a global-chaos plot in papers found in his Pakistan hideout.

"There have been reports . . . that indicate al Qaeda is trying to use explosive to blow up oil tankers to disrupt the world's economy. What's right next door to Port Newark? All of these oil refineries that line the highway there," said one law-enforcement source.

Authorities are now scrambling to figure out how Haroon managed to elude border checkpoints at the port -- and they are also nervously wondering whether he came here with others who have yet to be caught.

Damage control alert. 

Haroon was arrested Jan. 31 after Port Authority cops found him hunkered down near the waterfront inside a warehouse that has remained unoccupied for about a year.

When Haroon was found, it appeared he had been squatting inside for several days and had set up a makeshift camp.

"When I first saw him, he was so weak," a law-enforcement source said.

"But he might be a terrorist and possibly be a threat because none of the answers he gave ever made any sense."

Haroon told investigators that he was an Iraqi citizen who had arrived at Port Newark two weeks earlier on an unspecified Italian freighter.

It turns out he's an Egyptian who was once denied a visa to enter the United States.

Federal authorities told a judge that Haroon "had fought as an insurgent against the American forces in Fallujah."
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