July 28, 2004

Al-Qaida Suspect Arrested in Texas

Via Drudge here is the link. Notice how she got in the country. The open border policy of the Libertarian Party is just about the only thing keeping me from signing up. Tom Clancy, you are a prophet:

A South African woman picked up in Texas almost 10 days ago may turn out to be a key, high-level al-Qaida operative.

Her name is Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed. She was stopped at McAllen Miller International Airport on July 19 headed to New York....

Ahmed reportedly later confessed to investigators that she entered the country illegally by crossing the Rio Grande River.

Government sources tell FederalNewsRadio.com that capturing this woman could be comparable to the arrest of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of 9/11. It was revealed in court Tuesday that she was on a watch list and had entered the U.S. possibly as many as 250 times.

Tuesday, the South African government issued a warning that Al-Qaida militants and other terrorists traveling through Europe had obtained South African passports, and authorities believe they got them from crime syndicates operating inside the government agency that issues the documents.

Update: Michelle Malkin may be the most informed blogger on the immigration debate and ties this news to other happenings in the Southwest. Worth the read.

Also: Jeff Quinton or his post at The Command Post

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:15 PM | Comments |