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Islamist Terrorists Cross Into U.S. Over Mexico Border

March 29, 2011  | 

Members of East African groups crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have terrorist ties and are "ready to die for the cause," according to federal documents released to the San Antonio Express-News.

The FBI and Homeland Security Department don't know the location of all of the members. Documents obtained by the outlet have identified several Texas-based facilitators including Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane, 24, who is a "national security risk." Apparently Dhakane is helping groups with terrorist ties with funding.

Last year, homeland security issued a vague bulletin to Texas law enforcement to be on the lookout for Mohamed Ali, a purported member of Somalia-based Al-Shabaab, which has aligned itself with al-Qaida and Osama Bin Laden, according to the report.

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Morning Eagle @ 3/29/2011 10:46 PM

What an inexcusably dangerous can of worms our southern border has become! Whenever and where ever these people can be located, their desire to die for their "cause" should certainly be accommodated without delay before they can make others also die for their cause.

Ken K. @ 3/30/2011 5:48 AM

I got NEWS for you folks......we've been intercepting and tracking illegal islamic border crossers in the SouthWest for the last decade----but the last 3 years the numbers have skyrocketed..... (don't HEAR THAT on any NEWS channel!!)

Fastrider @ 3/30/2011 12:11 PM

Also, entering US in So. Cal claiming Asylum. Common denominators; 5 digit payment for travel, through Cuba, using a person named Mohammed. Not sure if they get NTA's or are detained for hearing. Like Ken K. said, has been happening for years. Yes, and it does beg the primary question, where did these people get 5 digit money to pay fees?

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