Close To Home: ISIS Member Wanted For Murder In Iraq Enters The U.S. Looking For 1 Thing

A suspected member of ISIS wanted for murder in Iraq has been detained in the United States. While it is unclear how the terrorist faction member was able to enter the country, he was here looking for one thing: refuge.

The man, 45-year-old Omar Ameen, was wanted by the Iraqi government for murdering an Iraqi police officer in the town of Rawah, in the Anbar province, on June 21, 2014, the Daily Caller News Foundation reports.

Here’s more:

An Iraqi court alleges that Ameen and a group of ISIS fighters entered Rawah after the town was overtaken by the terrorist group. Ameen and other ISIS members drove to the home of the officer, Ihsan Abdulhafiz Jasim, and allegedly began firing at him. Ameen allegedly shot Jasim, who was lying on the ground, on behalf of ISIS.

According to the report, which cites an extradition document filed in court, the terrorist fled Iraq and landed in Sacramento, California. There, he applied for a green card and submitted an application for refugee status.

Sadly, California liberals would have probably accepted them as Governor Jerry Brown and Democrat lawmakers in the state continue to tell law enforcement not to cooperate or comply with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The “sanctuary state” allowed the ISIS member to live in their state for nearly four years.

From the DCNF:

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Authorities say that Ameen’s family helped foster the Iraqi branch of al-Qaeda (AQI) in 2004. In addition to murder, Ameen is believed to have planted explosives while living in Iraq.

Ameen arrived in the U.S. on Nov. 4, 2014, according to the extradition document, which was filed by McGregor W. Scott, a U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of California.

On a resume included in the government’s filing, Ameen claimed to have worked as an auto mechanic in Sacramento from February 2016 through February 2018. He also claims to have worked as a truck loader and laborer in Salt Lake City beginning in January 2015.

Ameen concealed his terrorist affiliations in an application for refugee status. He also applied for a green card.

Here’s even more on Ameen via the United States Department of Justice:

The Iraqi arrest warrant and extradition request allege that after the town of Rawah, Iraq fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) on June 21, 2014, Ameen entered the town with a caravan of ISIS vehicles and drove to the house of the victim, who had served as an officer in the Rawah Police Department.  On the evening of June 22, 2014, after the caravan arrived at the victim’s house, Ameen and other members of the convoy allegedly opened fire on the victim.   Ameen then allegedly fired his weapon at the victim while the victim was on the ground, killing him.

Ameen, originally of Rawah, in the Anbar province of Iraq, fled Iraq following the alleged murder, and later settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee.  It is alleged that Ameen’s family supported and assisted the installation of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Rawah, and that Ameen was a member of AQI and ISIS.  It is also alleged that he participated in various activities in support of those terrorist organizations, including helping to plant improvised explosive devices, and committing the murder that is the subject of the extradition request.  Ameen concealed his membership in those terrorist groups when he applied for refugee status, and later when he applied for a green card in the United States.

The details contained in the charging document are allegations and have not been proven in court.

Today’s arrest and the subsequent extradition are the product of a coordinated effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of State, the FBI — in particular the FBI Sacramento Field Office which provided considerable resources to further this investigation and ensure the safety of the American people throughout it — and ICE-Homeland Security Investigations.

And, don’t forget about this little gem:


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