Those on the left and in the mainstream media argue that ongoing violence throughout America is due to inciting rhetoric from Republicans — like President Trump. But time after time, liberals seem to be the ones caught in violent acts.
First, talk show host Glenn Beck explains who was behind the fatal shooting at a rally in Colorado on Saturday (hint: he wasn’t a Trump fan). Then, he plays video of a disgusting, hate-fueled rant from Keith Olbermann during which the former MSNBC anchor argues that allies of Trump and his supporters should be “removed” from society.
So, how can we fight against the far-left IDEA that freedom loving, Constitutional-supporting Americans should be “expunged”?
The time, energy and funds wasted on the Democratic Party’s efforts to oust a lawfully elected GOP President, forced the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence to conduct a more than three-year investigation of Trump and his administration. The investigation stemmed from the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign’s plot to frame Trump using a report that was dubious from day-one and known to be a red herring to deflate Clinton’s own illegal activity.
Meanwhile, the American people were kept in the dark about a national security investigation that revealed a 46-year-old international terrorist had been convicted for his providing material support to terrorist organizations while being imprisoned by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in Texas.
Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, an Ethiopian national born in Eretria, was found guilty by a federal jury in December 2019, of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and making a false statement to the FBI.
Ahmed was sentenced to an additional 25-years in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone. This sentence will be followed by a lifetime of supervised release.
“This terrorist’s original prison sentence did not diminish his support of ISIS or its ugly ideology,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox. “Fortunately, his efforts to radicalize and train others to commit acts of violence against civilians were thwarted by the quick actions of our law enforcement partners. Our office is committed to pursuing terrorists wherever they hide, including within our federal prison system.”
“While in prison for a prior terrorism conviction, Ahmed continued to engage in terrorist activity by recruiting fellow inmates to join ISIS and training them in preparation for future attacks,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. “As long as terrorists keep offending, the Department will continue to bring them to justice. We have done so in this case.”
“As terrorists have grown more determined to inflict violence on populations and use any tool or method at their disposal to do so, law enforcement has become more agile in disrupting their plots,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division Perrye K. Turner. “Despite serving a sentence for terrorism charges, Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed had unwavering intent to continue on his quest for terror and used his access to incarcerated individuals to further his recruiting efforts for ISIS. Today’s sentence not only demonstrates the persistence terrorists and terrorist organizations have, but also, reinforces the persistence of FBI Houston Agents assigned to the Beaumont Resident Agency to protect the homeland.”
According to information presented in court, in 2013 Ahmed was convicted in the Southern District of New York of conspiring to provide material support to and receive military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization. Ahmed had attended an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 1996 and was a member of the Brandbergen Mosque network, which financially and logistically supported other terrorist groups. A federal judge in New York sentenced Ahmed to 111 months in federal prison and he was transferred to the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) in Beaumont, Texas to serve his sentence.
Ahmed continued his terrorist activities while serving his sentence at FCI-Beaumont. He recruited at least five inmates to join ISIS and to conduct terrorist acts in the United States after their release from federal custody, telling them that he was aligned with ISIS and supported al Shabaab and al Qaeda.
From prison, he celebrated the Ariana Grande concert bombing and other acts of terror in the news, telling an inmate, “They kill kids, we [sic] gonna kill kids.”
Ahmed wanted the inmates he was recruiting to either travel abroad to join ISIS, or create “sleeper cells” within the United States to carry out attacks.
“Ahmed provided would-be recruits with a training manual on how to carry out violent jihad, including topics such as “how to carry out guerilla war,” “selection of human targets,” and “how to carry out assassinations.” He even started a program of physical training exercises with other inmates in the prison yard to get them in shape to carry out the acts of terror he was plotting. Ahmed also discussed a plot with fellow inmates to bomb the Federal Detention Center in New York City as a revenge for his prosecution there.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Beaumont Resident Agency, out of the Houston Division, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice and Trial Attorneys Alicia Cook and Katie Sweeten of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. The sentencing hearing was conducted by AUSA Christopher T. Rapp.