Homeland Security Official: ISIS Training Terrorists South of Border With Help from Mexican Drug Cartels
A top ranking Homeland Security official says Mexican drug cartels are helping ISIS sneak across the southern border to scope out targets for terrorist attacks. ISIS operative Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir has reportedly been training militants near the US border near Ciudad Juarez for the past year.
Khabir actually brags in an Italian newspaper article published last week that the border region is so open that he “could get in with a handful of men, and kill thousands of people in Texas or in Arizona in the space of a few hours.”
World Net Daily reported:
Drug cartels are helping Muslim terrorists – including at least one ISIS militant – sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border to scope out the targets for terror attacks, according to a Tuesday report from Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch.
“Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas,” the group reported. “Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year,” according to information provided to Judicial Watch by a source identified only as “a high-ranking Homeland security official in a border state.”
According to the intelligence, Khabir now provides training to thousands of jihadis – mostly from Syria and Yemen – at a base in near Ciudad Juarez, which is located just across the border from El Paso, Texas.
“Staking out U.S. targets is not difficult, and Khabir actually brags in an Italian newspaper article published last week that the border region is so open that he ‘could get in with a handful of men, and kill thousands of people in Texas or in Arizona in the space of a few hours,’” Judicial Watch noted.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz, Mexico’s top diplomat, told the Italian newspaper the Obama administration and media are “culpably neglecting this phenomenon.”
Judicial Watch has more.
On Sunday Donald Trump told Border Patrol Radio that Muslim refugees will launch terrorist attacks in the United States.