Judicial Watch: Somali Muslim Immigrants Given Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Security
In a lawsuit to obtain public records of TSA activities, conservative legal group Judicial Watch (known for bringing us regular installments of the Hillary Secret Server emails) has found that Somali refugees resettling in Minnesota (a known launch point for Americans who fly out to joint ISIS) were given a VIP tour of the “sterile, secure facilities” at the Twin Cities airport.
counterjihad.com notes the apparent circle of life in placating the terrorist-fleeing refugees resettling in Minnesota who allegedly face discrimination by TSA (because poor refugees got lots of flying to do) due to their Islamic jihad-torn country of origin…by having the incompetent Department of Homeland Security offer tours of airport security:
Minnesota has been impacted with tens of thousands of Somali Muslims refugees settling in Minneapolis from jihadi influenced Somalia, which has created a hotbed for terrorist recruitment. Numerous Somali Muslims in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area have left to join terrorist groups like Al Shabaab and ISIS or have been apprehended by government authorities.
Judicial Watch reported yesterday:
On at least two occasions—December 18, 2014 and February 18, 2015—federal authorities granted the unprecedented excursions of the facility’s sterile and secure areas, according to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) records obtained by Judicial Watch. The DHS agency that conducted the expeditions, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), provided the Muslim participants with “an in-depth, on-site tour and discussion of CBP’s airport, including both inbound and outbound passenger processing,” the TSA files state. Besides multiple roundtable meetings between CBP and Somali community leaders including imams, the records show that a luncheon and “cultural exchange and educational brief” also took place between December 2014 and February 2015 so that attendees could ask about the agency’s “specific practices” at the airport.
[So much red highlighting. It’s like the blood spilled by terrorists over here!]
The roundtable events and airport tours were organized by Abdirizak Farah, who is identified in the records as a policy advisor in the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL). Farah joined DHS in 2010 with an annual salary of $89,033 and by 2015 his yearly pay increased to $130,453, according to a government database. The TSA’s “Somali liaison officer” in Minneapolis, Andrew Rhoades, told Judicial Watch that the special airport tours were organized for Somali Muslims after they complained to Johnson [DHS secretary] that they felt “harassed and profiled” by CBP at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. The DHS secretary had “a sympathetic ear to that,” Rhoades said, adding that no other group has been granted such airport access by DHS…
Now we know why Mr. Jeh Johnson has stopped doing those infomercials urging female travelers not to get bit by mosquitoes when traveling to Zika regions. He was giving luncheons to the oppressed!
As we have reported, TSA employees that complain of workplace retaliation when pointing out incompetence, by contrast, are merely reassigned to other tasks. These are not rock science peoples. How are they supposed to handle task reassignment??
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