The much-touted "rigorous" vetting system in the United States allowed a Pakistani female jihadist to enter the country in July, 2014, and participate in a bloodletting on December 2, 2015, that took away the lives of 14 Americans while injuring 21 others. U.S. President Barack Obama jumped on the chance to blame faulty gun-control, skirting the real issue of a vetting system easily circumvented by taqiyya, an Islamist method of deceit by dissimulation to breach the defenses of unbelievers.
Having entered the U.S. with a fiancée visa bearing a fake address, Tashfeen Malik, 27, a Pakistani national, and her husband, Syed Farook, 28, a U.S. citizen, were killed by police after the Inland Regional Center shooting in San Bernardino, California. She had come from Saudi Arabia to California, where they were married in Riverside, close to San Bernardino, on August 16, 2014, and she was granted her green card in July, 2015, after passing the Department of Homeland Security vetting system.
The terrorist couple who slipped through the cracks of the U.S. vetting system died in a firefight with police on a San Bernardino residential street about four and a half hours after they sprayed a Christmas party with bullets in the town. The gathering was at a banquet for the county health department, where Farook was an employee. Many of the innocent people killed and wounded were his co-workers. Cops followed a lead pointing to the terrorists in a Redlands home approximately 15 minutes away from San Bernardino, and commenced a high-speed chase until the couple in their black Ford SUV stopped for the final showdown. A police recovery team inside the Redlands home uncovered an armory of 12 pipe bombs, IED-making tools, explosives, and some 4,500 bullets. According to the New York Times, the vetting of Malik through a system with two rounds of criminal and national security background checks gave her a "fiancée visa" and, subsequently, a resident green card to live and work in the United States.
A federal official asserted on Friday that no negative information came up about the Pakistani woman as she went through the vetting. When it came to light that Malik had used an assumed name to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State (I.S.I.S.) and its leader in a Facebook post before the Wednesday massacre, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that they would study how she beat the system.
According to Indystar, Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wrote Indiana Governor Mike Pence on November 20 that they have "tremendous faith" in the vetting system for refugees from Syria, opposed by Pence.
"We believe that we are able to both protect the American people and maintain this nation's long standing position as the world's beacon of hope and freedom."Republican Senator Jeff Sessions got to tell the two secretaries to put "foot A into mouth B" when he released a list of 12 refugees who penetrated the U.S. vetting system and engaged in terror plots. Listed are terrorists admitted into the U.S. for 2015, not including those who slipped through in previous years.
[caption id="attachment_2613773" align="alignnone" width="670"] Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has "tremendous faith" in the vetting system[Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images][/caption]On January 29, 2015, a federal warrant was unsealed for the arrest of Somali refugee Liban Haji Mohamed for giving material support to al-Qaeda, despite the vetting system applied by authorities. On February 5, Somali refugee Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim got a 15-year jail sentence for providing material support to terrorist group al-Shabaab. On February 5, Bosnian refugee Abdullah Ramo Pazara left the U.S. to go to Syria and fight with I.S.I.S. just eleven days after becoming a citizen, later to die in action. On February 5, Bosnian refugees Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, Armin Harcevic, Nihad Rosic, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, and Jasminka Ramic were charged with providing material support to terrorists. On April 20, Kenyan refugees Abdurahman Yasin Daud and Guled Ali Omar were charged with conspiracy and attempt to provide material support to I.S.I.S. On August 12, Uzbekistan refugee Fazliddin Kurbanov was found guilty of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and possessing an unregistered destructive device.
The imperfect U.S. vetting system is challenged by taqiyya, an Islamic method by which believers breach the defenses of unbelievers and is in fact required by the following Quranic dispensations. According to Al-Islam, al-Sirah al-Halabiyyah, v3, p61 quotes Mohammed ordering "Say whatever you have to say." Ihya `Uloom al-Din makes clear that safeguarding a Muslim's life is a mandatory obligation that should be observed, and that lying is permissible when the shedding of a Muslim's blood is at stake. Sahih al-Bukhari, v7, p102 permits deceit in dealing with unbelievers: "We smile for some people, while our hearts curse."
The much-touted refugee vetting system seems inadequate against a proven method of taqiyya perfected over the centuries.
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