Many “refugees” from Islamic lands come to the United States pursuing their particular American dream. The dream is more like a nightmare for us, as some of our new friends set about maiming and murdering Americans – as was the case with Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, an Iraqi “refugee” who came to the United States in 2009, wanted to help the Islamic State, and had plans to set off bombs in Houston malls. The AP reports:
An Iraqi refugee who is facing charges that he tried to help the Islamic State group wanted to set off bombs at two Houston malls and was learning to make electronic transmitters that could be used to detonate explosive devices, a federal agent testified.
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, who came to Houston from Iraq in 2009, was indicted last week on three charges, including attempting to provide support to a designated terrorist organization. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges during a court appearance on Wednesday.
Wittliff also testified authorities had a photograph showing Al Hardan had taken an oath on a Quran to the Islamic State and that in the closet of his bedroom, agents found an Islamic State flag and a prayer to do list in which he spoke about receiving strength to be able to commit jihad and becoming a martyr.
It appears that Hardan was also in contact with another Iraqi refugee who lived in California, and they communicated about acquiring weapons and traveling to Syria to fight with the Islamic State.