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Saudi Student Arrested After White House Threat

March 15, 2012 by  

Saudi Student Arrested After White House Threat
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A Saudi Arabian national who entered the United States on a student visa was arrested in January after he threatened to blow up the White House.

According to testimony presented to Congress last week by two top officials of the Department of Homeland Security, a Saudi Arabian national who entered the United States on a student visa was arrested in January after he threatened to blow up the White House.

The revelation was made during a March 6 hearing by the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security examining why a Moroccan national, Amine El Khalifi, was able to remain in the United States for 13 years after his tourist visa expired, according to CNSNews. He was arrested last month for allegedly attempting to commit a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol.

“In January 2012, for example,” said Peter Edge, DHS’s deputy associate director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations, “ICE special agents from our Washington, D.C., office arrested a Saudi Arabian national who was admitted as an F-1 nonimmigrant student and violated the term and condition of his admission. The individual was referred for investigation after his status was terminated in SEVIS [Student and Exchange Visitor Information System] for failure to maintain student status as well as for possessing several indicators of national security concerns, including threatening to blow up the White House and the Saudi Arabian cultural mission to the United States.”

According to CNSNews, Federal authorities were unable to provide information about the student status or length of time the Saudi national who allegedly threatened to blow up the White House had been in the country, or whether he was charged with any crime.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • revnowwhilewecan

    Thank God for the internet. Even terrorists know that Americans are not the problem but American policy makers are. Another Saudi national wants to destroy the U.S. government? What a shock. Don’t kill yourselves over it Saudi Arabians. Just be patient because our government is doing it all by themselves. If you want to speed up the process, just stop taking U.S. currency as payment for petrol and just sit back and watch the wheels come off.

  • Warrior

    Looks like the state dept blew it on that “visa”. I wonder if the young chap qualified for a gubmint scholarship of some type? Isn’t everyone entitled? Oh well, looks like we’ll just have to expand tsa’s role.

  • Sirian

    Hmmm, isn’t it odd that the majority of the high-jackers of 9/11 were Saudi’s and we have one or two or three pop up now and then with the same intent? Isn’t that a clear message? Obviously not!!

  • s c

    Does anyone appreciate the FACT that the yahoo in question was able to stay here for 13 years AFTER his visa expired? Normal people understand that point. Since Uncle Scam rarely has normal people working for the old fart, that point is routinely wasted on his “special bureaucratic mentality.”
    People, if aliens don’t have to work hard at staying in America when they’re NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE, then WHY the _____ do we hire those who CAN’T or WON’T do their JOB? At what point do we find ways to use common sense and reason? America, it’s NO wonder why America is SO SCREWED-UP!

  • Bert Cundle Sr.

    There too many people dependant on Schriptures! Bringing the past to the presant! Pathitic!

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      The I.C.E. has melted! (long ago).

    • http://naver sook young

      Please learn to spell and quit attacking Christianity or religion. It really takes away from your postings. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

  • mac

    This article is confusing; why all the details about a Moroccan student overstaying his visa by 13 years and attempting a suicide bombing before getting to the Saudi student bomber? This is setting a bad writing example for future AP and Reuters journalists.

  • ElenaJ

    In Italy today a man born in Marocco was arrested because he was plotting to blow up a sinagogue in Milan as jihad. He is 21 and has lived in Italy since he was 6 years old. So, how can we learn to trust these people? Is this racist?

    • Realist

      The article is confusing. So which is his ultimate goal? If he planned a suicide bombing in the US capitol, how could he also plot to blow up the White house? You can commit to only one if they are indeed suicidal in nature. Sounds like more of the same from the Department of Homeland security to keep the citizenry on their toes. I wander if securing our southern border ever becomes an issue or does it really matter anymore? I suppose that Obama needs as many voters as possible coming in from the south and the list of the recently deceased to seal in the deal.

      • Buster the Anatolian

        I had to read it twice but I think the article is talking about two different individuals.

    • Wayne

      No, it’s not. Good point.

    • Sirian

      ElenaJ,
      To get a better understanding of what is taking place along this line go to this site:
      http://shariahthethreat.org/ From the information provided it will give you a clearer picture of why young people are following through with acts of this type.

  • Wayne

    Has the Chief Sheik called Obama with an apology yet? Or an offer to have beer on the Oasis? We have known for a long time that the Saudis are not quite USA friendly. Yet we bow to them and build their boys a $750,000.00 soccer facility at Gitmo. You know, that facility B.O. was going to shut down? I believe I remember in the ’08 campaign that a new dialect would be forthcoming that would help bridge the animosity gap between our country and the whole of the middle east. I’ll bet Obama recently snapped his fingers and mumbled; “Dang, I didn’t see that Arab spring coming!” But of course we know better. I think everything is going as planned for the pres. And now he and the EU is going to more than likely release S.O.R. to keep gasoline prices stable until, say, December. He DOES know what he’s doing. Folks, we can’t stand much more of it. Now, if we could just figure out how to re-kill all those dead voters before November. Ah, voter fraud, one of the cornerstones of the socialist agenda.

  • jopa

    Thirteen years in the country illegally and eight of those years during the Bush administration.Another fine example of sleeping on the job.One would think after 911 he would have been found out immediately.The mess left behind by Chaney and Bush will be a headline for years to come.

    • Tony

      Unfortunately for Obama supporters, however, when a president takes office it is their JOB to fix whatever wrongs were made by the previous president, and during the previous presidents term. There is no excuse. Obama took an oath to perform to his utmost, he didn’t take an oath to blame George W. Bush for why he can’t do anything right. I wish people would stop with the finger pointing and just realize that our country is (offensive word removed), and regardless of the cause (and I agree, George W. IS the cause), it is Obama’s job to fix it. He isn’t doing what he swore to do.

    • Realist

      -Jopa, you failed to mention that this fella wasn’t going after bush. Nope, he was going after your cousin the brama bull. “Buffalo gals go round the outside, ’round the outside:-)

    • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

      JOPA you are not a patriot. Of couse blame Bush

    • http://naver sook young

      He also was here illegally under Clinton and Obama, so why do you only blame President Bush? My husband is right, as you are a sheeple. Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samuraiu

  • http://google john p.

    Obama should no you can pick your friends but you can’t pick
    your relatives .there just mad at him because he changes his
    religion . this week he is christian next week MUSLEM . IT’S FUNNY
    when Obama is christian he’s a racist and play’s the black card . but
    when he is a muslem he is a sweet talking liar and people be leave him
    that’s the sad part. i wish he wood step down from being president he
    has hurt our country .

  • Duane

    I agree that the article is confusing and somewhat muddled. But I think a bigger point to be made here is that main(lame)stream media did not broadcast this nor newspapers wrote about it. Apparently the libtard media and politicians are hiding their collective heads in the sand in deference to our muslim in chief )Obummer.

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