Joseph Turner
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 8:46 a.m.

Syrian Refugees Dumped in San Bernardino County

The Angela Valles campaign broke a huge story yesterday about unvetted Syrian refugees being dumped into San Bernardino County by an insensitive federal government. Every single Syrian refugee placed in San Bernardino County has been settled in the High Desert community of Victorville.

It can also be shared that Syrian refugees are now in Riverside County — or more specifically Riverside and Corona.

All of this occurred under the watch of San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood even though the federal government is required to consult with local authorities before placing these individuals.

There are only two options: Lovingood was asleep on the job and unaware of the feds sneaking these refugees into the county, or he is actively engaged in a cover up of this scandal.

Wouldn’t be the first time “Do-Nothing” Bob was asleep on the job or covering something up considering the sex abuse scandal rocking the county’s foster care program and the arrest of the human resources director on prostitution charges.

Regardless, we are only talking about it because Valles has brought this information to public light.

Social Media Erupts Amidst Media Blackout

The story blew up on Facebook last night – being shared and commented on by hundreds of people. The discussions were lively with some naïve souls arguing that the refugees are actually being vetted and that to suggest they are not being vetted is just a smear campaign.

Well, are they really being vetted?

Below are links to individual stories concerning refugees settled in the United States. They were supposedly screened and vetted by the American government.

Houston Iraqi Refugee

Here is the truth:

An Iraqi refugee living in Texas has been accused by the Department of Homeland Security of trying to help the Islamic State militant group (ISIS or ISIL) by planting bombs at two Houston malls and learning how to make electronic transmitters capable of detonating the improvised explosives.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan is facing three charges after authorities arrested and indicted him last week, including attempting to provide support to a designated terrorist organization. The 24-year-old emigrated from Iraq to Houston in 2009 and later became a legal permanent resident.

According to testimony from Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Herman Wittliff, Al Hardan planned to leave explosives in trash cans in Houston’s Galleria and Sharpstown malls and detonate them remotely.

Was he vetted or unvetted?

Sacramento Refugee Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab

Here is the truth:

On Thursday, the Justice Department announced the indictment of Aws Mohammed Younis al-Jayab, the 23-year-old “hipster terrorist” of Sacramento, for attempting to provide material support to a Syrian terrorist group allied with the Islamic State.

“Prosecutors allege that Al-Jayab flew from Chicago to Turkey on November 9, 2013, and then flew on to Syria. There, they say, he joined a group that was later affiliated with ISIS and aided in their fight against the Syrian government,” writes the UK Daily Mail, summarizing the DOJ charging documents. “Al-Jayab told investigators he was just visiting his grandmother in Turkey during the trip.”

Was he vetted or unvetted?

Two Iraqi Nationals in Kentucky

Here is the truth:

Two Iraqi citizens who allegedly have ties to carrying out Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq have been arrested and indicted on federal terrorism charges in western Kentucky.

30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, both who currently reside in Bowling Green, Kentucky, were indicted on May 26 by a federal grand jury. It’s believed the two men were living as refugees here in the U.S.

They were later convicted to 40 year and life terms according to an FBI release that curiously fails to mention they were refugees.

Were these two men vetted or unvetted?

Idaho Jury Convicts Uzbek Refugee on Terror Charges

Here is the truth:

A federal jury in Idaho has convicted an Uzbek refugee of three terrorism-related charges after prosecutors said he worked to support a terrorist organization and gathered explosive materials in his Boise apartment.

Was he vetted or unvetted?

Syrian Refugee Held in Indecent Assault on 13-year-old Girl

Here is the truth:

A 22-year-old Syrian refugee is behind bars after only two months in the United States after he was accused Thursday night of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at a state-run swimming pool in Lowell.

In Lowell District Court on Friday, Emad Hasso, of Lowell, was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty via an interpreter to one count of indecent assault and battery on someone under 16.

Was he vetted or unvetted?

African Refugee Arrested for Trafficking 15-year-old Girls

Here is the truth:

An 18-year-old man believed to be a refugee from Africa is being held without bond on a sex trafficking charge after he was arrested for allegedly bringing two 15-year-old girls from Phoenix and then prostituting them on a classified website.
FBI assistant special agent Keith Byers says authorities arrested Edema Missiadan after police in Mesa, Arizona, relayed information that a girl possibly was being forced into prostitution in the El Paso area.

Was he vetted or unvetted?

I can do this all day.

Either refugees are being vetted and our vetting processes are shit, or they aren’t being vetted and our vetting processes are shit.

I oppose the re-settlement of refugees in our nation. While I understand that many people are suffering around the world – we can help them there. I do not believe our government should be putting at risk our citizens.

Period. End of story.