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Nigeria: Another Forgotten–Or Ignored–Jihad

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There is an unfortunate tendency in the West to downplay the threat from Jihad. This is especially true when the acts of Jihad occur in the Third World and especially when the victims are non-white and poor.

This week has provided us with prime examples of this in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has continued its Jihadist terror with horrific attacks which have been little more than an afterthought in US and other Western media. For instance, on one of the news aggregator services we frequently check, Newsnow.co.uk, the terrorist attacks in Nigeria don’t even rate a mention among the 31 “Hot Topics” that are listed. Violence in Central Africa makes the list, where Christians have been fighting back aggressively against Jihad. But Nigeria, where Boko Haram has made a national sport of killing non-Muslims, is not considered important or “hot.”

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/

So what exactly happened in Nigeria this week that the media are ignoring?

On Monday, the 14th of April, two bombs set off by Boko Haram at a busy commuter bus station in the capital of Abuja killed 72 and wounded 133 civilians. As many as 40 buses were destroyed in the attack. It is actually a miracle that more people were not killed.

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/blast-in-nigerian-capital-1397479416-slideshow/

This is the kind of attack that, had it happened in Europe or the USA, would have absolutely dominated the news for days afterwards. But because it happened in Nigeria, no one is really paying all that much attention. Given that Easter approaches this Sunday, there is the frightening proposition that more attacks could occur. That’s exactly what happened two years ago on Easter, as we reported here:

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/04/08/boko-haram-islamikaze-car-bomb-kills-38-christians-outside-easter-service-in-kaduna-nigeria/

Unfortunately, Boko Haram’s Jihadist attacks did not end this week with the bombing of the bus station.

On Tuesday, Boko Haram Jihadist terrorists, posing as soldiers, kidnapped 129 young girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria. Late Thursday, a military spokesman claimed that most of the girls had been freed, but it now appears that this is not the case. 115 girls are still missing, heading into the Easter weekend during which the Jihadists have demonstrated a tendency to commit atrocities.

The name Boko Haram roughly translates as “Western education is forbidden” and the terrorist group has repeatedly attacked schools and universities over the years. It is also possible that one or both of the attacks were the work of Ansaru, an offshoot of Boko Haram, though given that Ansaru members have been known to return to Boko Haram, it isn’t entirely clear that the two organizations operate completely independently of one another. Ansaru is also known as Vanguard for the Protection of Muslims in Black Lands.

 

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72 killed, 133 wounded, 129 young schoolgirls kidnapped, all since Monday…had this happened in Europe or the US, it would have stopped all activity. But it’s Africa, so it’s hardly worth mentioning…except we have seen from Afghanistan and Sudan what happens when you let Jihadists metastasize in the Third World…

 

Another Islamikaze Attack in Volgograd

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The Jihadists struck again overnight in Volgograd, this time on a trolley bus. 14 are dead and 30 injured.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/30/world/volgograd-hit-by-second-suicide-bomb-sending-toll-past-30/?#.UsGALSjjxbU

Most of the casualties were people on their way to work or college students on their way to school. Reports indicate that Russians are now avoiding transit vehicles altogether due to the Jihadist threat…

http://www.sptimesrussia.com/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=38818

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Russian authorities said the same type of bomb was used in both the rail station attack and the trolley bus attack in Volgograd. There’s widespread speculation the attacks were the work of Chechen Jihadi terrorist leader Doku Umarov, who has claimed responsibility for suicide bombings in Moscow in 2010 and 2011 that left a combined 77 people dead.

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^^^Here is Doku Umarov^^^

Umarov has declared the Olympic Games to be “satanic” and claims that the Jihadists must do everything in their power to prevent them.

Russian security measures in Sochi are said to be extraordinary, but clearly other major cities and transportation hubs in Russia are vulnerable. Umarov may have decided that the best way to disrupt the games in Sochi is to make traveling in Russia dangerous. Russia’s second city of Saint Petersburg has cancelled its planned New Year fireworks display.

Here is a chilling eyewitness account of the Volgograd train station bombing. Note that most of the victims seem to have been bunched up in the cue waiting at the security checkpoint…

http://www.rferl.org/content/volgograd-blast/25216616.html?

Other than to order heightened security, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has stayed silent on the attacks. This is not unusual for him. In the wake of the Beslan school massacre in 2004, Putin was largely silent and declined to meet with the families of the victims.

Putin has a reputation as a tough guy, but Russia has been repeatedly targeted by Jihadists on his watch and his response has mainly been to consolidate his own power, rather than to act forcefully against the Jihadists.

 

Christian Churches Attacked in Kenya on Christmas

There was good news and bad news on the front against Jihad in Africa this Christmas.

The good news was that there were no reported attacks on Christians in Nigeria by Boko Haram, something that has happened in the past few years on Christmas Day, as well as just about every other significant day on the Christian religious calendar.

The bad news is that there were attacks on churches in Kenya. These attacks seem to have been on the order of mob violence, rather than organized terrorist attacks, but they were still an act of Jihad.

More bad news: the Reuters news agency, whose parent company has extensive ties to Shariah-compliant finance, filed a terribly researched and misleading report on these attacks which can be found on India’s First Post news site.

It is no mere coincidence that Jihad has erupted across the African continent in recent years. We have seen active Jihadi violence in Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Ghana, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and the Central African Republic.  If you subscribe to the so-called “mainstream” media for an explanation for this phenomenon, you’d believe that it was caused by “sectarian tensions,” poverty, or general lawlessness.

These explanations are balderdash. Africans of various ethnicities, faiths, tribal origins and nationalities have lived in close proximity to each other for centuries. Unlike past violence, the recent wave of Jihadi violence has two common threads: Islam and Jihad. Past violence may have been due to local differences, but Boko Haram operating in Nigeria and Cameroon, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operating in Mali and Niger, and Al Shabaab operating in Somalia and Kenya all have the same doctrinal basis for their violent campaigns: Islam.

We can deny it all we want, but it doesn’t make it untrue.

With regard to the Christmas Day attacks in Kenya, “youths,” (codespeak in mainstream media like Reuters for young Jihadis) threw Molotov cocktails at Christian churches:

Youths threw petrol bombs at two Kenyan churches on Christmas day, police said on Thursday, in the latest bout of violence against Christians on the country’s predominantly Muslim coast. Police and witnesses said the churches on the edge of port city of Mombasa were attacked in the early hours of December 25 after churchgoers held services to usher in Christmas. Police had no suspects but were exploring the possibility that the attacks may have been launched by Muslim militants…

Now, here’s a significant clue as to the actual origin of this violence:

Police said Muslim youths believed to be controlled by radical preachers with links to Somali militant group al Shabaab might be behind the attacks, which left one church completely destroyed.

For years we have been hearing over and over again that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, yet for years and years we see reports of Muslim Imams and clerics admonishing Muslims to commit violence. We have seen it around the world: from Anwar al-Awlaki in San Diego, Denver and Northern Virginia; from the Blind Sheikh in Egypt and then Brooklyn, New York; from Anjem Choudary in the UK; from Sheikh Yussef al Qaradawi in Egypt and Qatar; from Hezbollah cleric Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon; from Mufti Taqi Usmani in Pakistan; from a host of Saudi clerics and, last but certainly not least, from the Ayatollahs who rule the Islamic Republic of Iran.

How do you suppose that ideological supporters of Al Shabaab came to be clerics in mosques in Kenya? It doesn’t just happen by osmosis. It happens through dawa operations (missionary work) funded by petrowealth in nations such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Mosques have to be built and funded. Clerics and Imams have to be paid. The money doesn’t grow on trees in the African bush.

Now we get to the typical Reuters apologetics for Islamic jihad–the part where Reuters blames the Christian victims of Jihadi violence for being attacked:

Many Muslims on the Indian Ocean coastline feel marginalised by Kenya’s predominantly Christian government and the historically cordial relations between the two communities have suffered strains in recent years.

“The churches are located in an area mainly inhabited by Muslims, and church members had reported threats before from some youth who told them to close the churches down,” said Robert Mureithi, the Likoni area police chief.

Clearly this is Reuters’ pathetic attempt at “balance.” The inference here is that the churches were attacked because the Muslim community has been mistreated in some way by the Kenyan government. Oh, and the churches were in a predominantly Muslim area, and we all know that having a Christian church in a predominantly Muslim area is “provocative.” One wonders whether these churches will be rebuilt, or will the congregations decide to worship elsewhere? Because that is exactly what the Jihadists want. They want to impose Shariah, first locally, then nationally, then regionally and eventually globally.

Under Shariah, it is forbidden to make repairs or improvements to Christian churches. The Jihadis will see to it that Shariah is enforced one way or another. We should not at all be surprised if the churches are not rebuilt, if attacks on churches continue and if eventually churches and Christians disappear from these areas altogether.

Today it is the coast of Kenya, the nation that saw the horrific Jihadi attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi not terribly long ago. But it most certainly will not end in Kenya.

When will the West wake up?

http://www.firstpost.com/world/kenyan-police-seek-youths-over-christmas-day-church-burnings-1308953.html

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Islam, Jihad and Terrorism: A Gem From Mark Steyn

From the 2013 archives, specifically from October 2013, this might be the best article on Islam and Jihad during the course of the year…by the indomitable Mark Steyn:

http://www.steynonline.com/5809/whose-islam

 

SAVAGES!!!

Rest in Peace: Private Lee Rigby

Rest in Peace: Private Lee Rigby

As if we needed any more evidence, two Muslims of Nigerian descent proved yet again that the Islamic doctrine of Jihad is nothing but savagery yesterday when they murdered a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street by running him down with a car and then beheading him with butcher knives.

British Army Private Lee Rigby (pictured) was canvassing for an organization called Help for Heroes when he was attacked in what was clearly a planned, targeted assault.

One of the barbarians who murdered Private Rigby then posed for camera phones and issued a statement about the attack. Unfortunately, media worldwide has seen fit to edit the video by excluding the religious basis for the attack. Here is the full, unedited, uncensored statement:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d4e_1369268286

Note that Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch has a thorough analysis of the incident and the media manipulation and deception that is ongoing:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/05/uk-jihad-murderer-there-are-many-many-ayah-throughout-the-koran-that-says-we-must-fight-them-as-they.html

Reports also indicate that as the Jihadist savages were murdering Private Murphy they were chanting “Allah Akbar,” just as Major Nidal Hassan did at Fort Hood when he murdered US soldiers.

By editing out the reference to the Koran and leaving in the rest of the statement, the media almost tries to leave the impression that this incident was motivated by anti-government sentiment. This cover up–which includes Fox News by the way–must stop if we are ever going to deal with the war that is being waged against us.

This raw video contains the complete statement from the savage.

I can’t find the words to express my feelings on this horrible attack. It shows that we are in a true clash of civilizations, this war that has been thrust upon us by the Jihadists. This is the first war in which our warriors have been targeted by our own citizens in the West when they return from the foreign war zone: Fort Hood, Private Andy Long in Little Rock and now this horrible attack. WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP???

UPDATE: One of the attackers, the one who made the statement for the video cameras, has been identified: his name is Michael Adebolajo. He is of Nigerian descent but he was born in Britain.

Adebolajo is evidently a convert to Islam and he learned about beheading by going to a mosque in Britain, where an Imam named Omar Bakri preached about it. Bakri was deported from the UK but has praised Adebolajo in the wake of the savage attack. Barbarism  and savagery evidently has become an epidemic in the UK Islamic community:

http://mostintolerantreligion.com/2013/05/23/uk-jihad-murderer-was-inspired-by-cleric-banned-from-uk-after-urging-followers-to-behead-enemies-of-islam/#.UZ8JTUg65oI.facebook

 

Four Saudis Arrested in Attack on Catholic Church Holding Mass in Tanzania

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As if more evidence was needed implicating the people of Saudi Arabia as one of the major fountainheads of Jihad, four Saudi nationals have been arrested in an attack on a church in Tanzania as it was holding a Catholic mass.

We already know that Saudis made up the largest segment of foreign fighters who entered Iraq to fight US GIs there and we already know that wealthy Saudis and Saudi charities have been a major source of funding for jihad around the globe.

Now it appears that Saudis have turned their Jihadist sights on kafirs in other parts of the world, namely the East African nation of Tanzania, which was also one of the countries whose US embassy was bombed by Al Qaeda in 1998.

This latest story is multifaceted.

The attack occurred on Sunday in a brand new church in Arusha, Tanzania in the northern part of the country. Among those conducting the service was the Pope’s envoy to Tanzania,  Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla. The fact that the church was newly opened and that the Pope’s envoy was on-site certainly suggests planning and coordination.

The nature of the attack involved an explosive device being thrown by an assailant on a passing motorcycle.

Three people were killed and 59 were wounded. One of the dead was a 16-year old boy.

Along with the four Saudis two Tanzanians were arrested.

Tanzania’s Minister for Home Affairs, Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi, told news bureaus that the nation had seen attempts to cultivate hatred between Christians and Muslims in traditionally peaceful and tolerant Tanzania. (This certainly sounds like Wahhabism to us.) Tanzania is 34% Muslim and 54% Christian. This is not the first incident involving violence aimed at Christian worshippers in Tanzania. Gunmen opened fire on and killed a Catholic priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania on 17 February. On Christmas Day, gunmen on a motorcycle shot and wounded another Catholic priest in Tomondo, Tanzania. Last October, at least 11 Christian church buildings were set ablaze across the country by Muslims angered by an urban legend that a 12-year old Christian boy had urinated on a Koran.

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Boko Haram Attacks Another Church in Nigeria

There is yet another example of Jihadist violence targeting peaceful Christian worshippers in Nigeria, yet you can be sure that there will be scant coverage of this in the U.S. media.

The Reuters news agency is reporting that terrorists with small arms attacked a church and market in the farming village of Njilang, Adamawa state, near the border with Cameroon. The region is one in which Boko Haram has been known to operate.

The Jihadis started their attack in a market in the village, slaying 6 people, then moved on to the church and opened fire there, killing 4 more. Nine more were wounded. The terrorists escaped across the nearby border with Cameroon.

The location of Adamawa state in Eastern Nigeria.

The location of Adamawa state in Eastern Nigeria.

Islam, Muslims, Violent Jihad and Shariah

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By Christopher Holton

The overwhelming majority of Muslims do not commit acts of violent Jihad, but that does not mean that there isn’t a doctrinal basis for it in Islamic scripture.

I am not talking about just a few violent verses in the Quran. The Islamic trilogy is replete with it: the Quran, the Hadith and the Sirah. (The Hadith are traditions and stories of the life of Muhammed and the Sirah is the biography of Muhammed). Moreover, in the Quran, the principle of abrogation bestows the most violent verses with the greatest strength as compared to earlier, peaceful verses.

These are facts, and if you read what the Jihadis themselves talk to each other about, EVERYTHING they do is based on contemporary interpretation of Islamic scripture.

We’re not talking about a fringe element here, folks. We’re talking about entire regimes (the Ayatollahs in Iran and Taliban Afghanistan are examples) and scores of violent Jihadist organizations around the world such as, Al Qaeda, HAMAS, Hezbollah, Lashkar e Taiba, Abu Sayyef, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, Jemaah Islamiyah, Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Muslim Brotherhood…and many more.

To assign these beliefs to EVERY SINGLE Muslim of the 1.2 billion Muslims on the planet is wrong. But to deny the doctrinal basis in Islam for all of this violent Jihad is just as wrong and it is preventing the West from coming to grips with the global war with which we are faced, whether we want to believe it or not. There is a reason why we see Islamic terrorist organizations as well as individual Jihadis waging violent Jihad in places as geographically diverse as Boston, Los Angeles, Fort Hood, Little Rock, New York, Washington, Buenos Aires, London, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Madrid, Moscow, Beslan, Marrakech, Algiers, Benghazi, Damascus, Beirut, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Yaounde, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Timbuktu, Kaduna, Dar el Salam, Sana’a, Istanbul, Fallujah, Ramadi, Karachi, Islamabad, Kabul, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Mumbai, Amritsar, Dhaka, Hat Yai, Yala, Bali, and Mindanao.

In warfare, your enemy’s reality becomes your reality. To defeat him, you better understand him. You better understand his motivations and his goals. In short, you need to know what makes him tick. We understood what made the Nazis tick, we had Mein Kampf as a doctrinal guide. We understood what made the communists tick, we had The Communist Manifesto and other works as a doctrinal guide. But we REFUSE to even TRY to understand what makes the Jihadis tick because we fear that the reality will be too frightening. We are in willful denial: “The violence simply cannot have anything to do with Islam because there are too many peaceful Muslims in the world.”

That is missing the point entirely. The fact that the majority of Muslims do not know Islamic doctrine and thus do not adhere to it is not particularly remarkable or surprising. How many Catholics are truly highly familiar with the doctrinal aspects of their faith?

The fact remains that there are violent Jihadists around the world who commit acts of war and they both justify it on Islamic scripture and carry out these acts to promote Islam. The doctrinal basis is found in Islamic law, known as Shariah. The Jihadists’ goal is to impose Islamic law and Islamic law is the code which they follow. (If you are skeptical of this, go pick up a copy of the excellent work by Raymond Ibrahim, The Al Qaeda Reader, and read what the enemy writes and says.) To deny the doctrinal basis in Islam for violent Jihad is becoming more and more suicidal as a civilization with each new incident that we in turn deny.

The latest example is of course in Boston. Two Jihadis, perhaps members of a Jihadist organization, or perhaps so-called “lone wolf” actors, committed atrocious acts of violent Jihad, killing several innocents and wounding many more. Despite evidence on social media and YouTube, as well as accounts of the Jihadis’ devout Islamic beliefs, the simpletons in the news media and even in our own government are pondering aloud what their motivation could possibly have been. Hours and hours of TV coverage in the so-called “mainstream” media go by with nary a mention of the word “Islam.” The elephant in the room is being ignored.

Some “experts” are quoted as taking comfort in the belief that the two Tsarnaev brothers may not have had any operational connection with any known terrorist organization, such as Al Qaeda. This is 180 degrees out from reality and these “experts” completely miss the point.

The fact that the Tsarnaev brothers may have “only” been inspired to commit Jihad on their own is not cause for celebration or relaxation. It is cause for alarm and it would seem to be part of a disturbing pattern that has been emerging over the years:

• Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, aka Carlos Bledsoe, apparently acting on his own after receiving terrorist training in Yemen, shot two US Army soldiers outside a Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting office, killing one, Private William Long and wounding another.

• Major Nidal Malik Hasan, apparently acting on his own, after years of conversing with Al Qaeda Imam Anwar Al Awlaki, shot and killed 13 fellow US Army soldiers and wounded 39 more.

These types of attacks are indicative of a revolutionary critical mass in which centralized direction and control is no longer necessary. Jihadis around the world are now waging violent Jihad in Al Qaeda-like fashion after reading web postings and listening to sermons. This presents a whole new series of challenges for security services and makes the use of military force much less effective. Infiltrating organizations such as Al Qaeda and Hezbollah has been extremely difficult. But how does one infiltrate lone wolf actors like the Tsarnaev brothers? Who does the US military go after in the wake of the Boston attacks?

This new reality makes identifying and understanding the Islamic doctrinal basis of our Jihadist enemies all the more important, yet with each passing attack, we seem to be getting further and further away from doing so.

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As we pray for the victims of the attack in Boston yesterday, let us continue to pray for those who were maimed and injured and have a long road to recovery ahead; some may never fully recover.

Please also remember, this was not a “TRAGEDY.” It is incredibly insensitive and irresponsible to call terrorist attacks “tragedies.” A tornado is a tragedy. An earthquake is a tragedy.

This was an “ATROCITY.”

And yet as we arise the day after this latest attack, we have evidently learned so little from the past.

Once again, our politicians are treating this event as a Toastmasters meeting, all lining up to put their 2¢ in. And what are so many–too many–of them saying? That we will bring who ever did this to “JUSTICE.”

“JUSTICE?”

This was an act of WAR and we are STILL talking about “justice?” Will we EVER learn?

This is not a law enforcement problem. The images we have seen from Boston make it all too clear that law enforcement is not equipped to deal with this. First responders are indeed heroes, but let’s face it: the First Responders mostly come in to clean up the horrible mess AFTER an attack.

We may not have figured out how to deal with this type of warfare–some of us haven’t at least–but at some point one would hope that we could at least reach some consensus that it is indeed war and not crime. Yet everywhere I look this morning, I see references to “crime” and “justice.”

Just 3 weeks ago, the US State Department and Department of Homeland Security, in their infinite wisdom, granted Saudi nationals “trusted traveler” status. This streamlines the entry process for travelers from Saudi Arabia. This development comes after the State Department relaxed visa requirements for Saudis. Keep in mind that Great Britain is not part of the “trusted traveler” status program. Nor is Australia. But Saudi Arabia is.

In case you don’t recall, 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi. Saudi Arabia supplied more foreign fighters fighting US troops in Iraq than any other nation. Saudi Arabians fund Jihad more than any nation, with the exception of Iran. And Wahhabi Islam, the official state religion of Saudi Arabia, gave birth to Al Qaeda in the first place.

Within the last month the State Department announced its intention to expand the number of young people from Muslim nations coming to the US on student visas. The rationale for this move is based on the theory that such people will like us if we let them study here.

I guess they never heard of Sayyid Qutb. Or Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Or Mohammed Atta. Or Mousa Abu Marzook. Or Wadih El Hage. Google those names–all came to the US for academic reasons and all became committed Jihadist leaders.

And to top it all off, the crack Transportation Security Administration announced not long ago that they would now allow small knives on airliners. What could go wrong?

Our so-called “leaders” and our bureaucratized counterterror apparatus evidently learned NOTHING from 9/11.

Yesterday showed it.

It’s September 10th in America again.

ANOTHER COVER UP? More on the Arizona Jihadi, Abdullatif Aldosary

Earlier this week we posted about Abdullatif Aldosary, an Iraqi Muslim refugee who set off an IED at a Social Security office in Arizona…

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2012/12/05/for-crying-out-loud-the-arizona-jihadi-the-media-and-our-bureaucratized-counterterrorism-apparatus-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about/

As we reported then, an FBI source told investigative reporter Patrick Poole at PJMedia that Aldosary would not be charged with terrorism, due to “political sensitivities.”

Now Poole has uncovered more about Aldosary which reveals yet another cover up by the Obama administration to avoid having to admit that we have been hit again by a Jihadist terrorist.

According to Poole, the DHS had previously concluded that Aldosary had been involved in terrorist “activities,” and a search of his home turned up $20,000 in cash (Aldosary was an only partially employed day laborer), an AK47, and bomb making materials…

“Move along, nothing to see here.”

Read more details from Patrick Poole at PJMedia:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/12/06/arizona-bomber-was-rejected-for-citizenship-by-homeland-security-for-terrorism-related-activity/

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