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Saturday, August 20, 2016

DHS Gives Somali Muslims Special Airport Security Tours

A terrorist walks into a bar and tells Jeh Johnson, "I'm not being treated fairly at security checkpoints. I feel harassed and profiled, and that prevents me from doing Allah's work."

Okay, so it really wasn't as obviously bad as that, but what really took place was that Somali Muslims who said they were being profiled and harassed at airports were given a special behind-the-scenes tours at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, courtesy of the Department of Homeland [in]Security. 

This was uncovered from records obtained by the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch.

These specialty tours were not offered to any other group because only Islamic groups feel offended by security checks. 

Roundtable meetings within the DHS with local Somali leaders provided the agency with feedback for "modifications to practices that would allow for operations to be more culturally sensitive." This, in turn, allowed those same cultural [Islamic] groups to travel 'under the radar' and do whatever they desired to do.

At least on two occasions--December 18, 2014 and February 18, 2015--Somali Muslims were given unprecedented tours of the airport's secure and sterile areas, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) records obtained by Judicial Watch.

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, part of DHS, provided the Muslim Somalis with an "in-depth, on-site tour and discussion of CBT's airport, including both inbound and outbound passenger processing." the TSA files stated. Hopefully, this will have given the Somali Muslim community a better understanding of where the strongest checkpoints are at the airport, and possible escape routes should they be needed in case of any kind of emergency (wink, wink).

In addition to the roundtable meetings between CBT and Somali leaders and imams, a luncheon and "cultural exchange and educational brief" also was held between December 2014 and February 2015 so that Somali Muslim leaders and imams could ask questions about the agency's "specific practices" at the airport.

They also requested keys for storage lockers and jet fuel housing facilities, but that was denied them at this time, however, it wasn't taken off the table for future consideration. This revelation was met with a hearty and loud "Allahu Akbar" from Somali Muslim leaders and imam participants.

The roundtable events {aka security intelligence briefings] and airport tours were organized by Abdirizak Farah of the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL). Farah joined DHS in 2010 with an annual salary of $89,033. By 2015 his salary skyrocket and mortared to $130,453. 

He must be doing something right for himself. But with taxpayer money, there's no business owner to ask for salary increases, only another political hack.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is the 17th busiest in the US in passenger traffic, with over 35 million passengers annually and almost 200 thousand metric tons of freight. The region has a large Somali Muslim community.

Somalia is a terrorist country largely controlled by Al Shabaab. In June three Somali-American jihadists were convicted by a federal jury of conspiring to commit murder (which they consider their religious duty) in Syria on behalf of ISIL, and provide material support to that terrorist group.

The fact that the airport screens people who match the profile of Muslim terrorists is the smart thing to do--the fact that DHS gave tours to a group of individuals who fit that profile is not so smart. That is not to say that all Somalis are terrorists, or that all Muslims are as well. It's a little thing called common sense.

But since when has the Obama administration been accused of having common sense? It isn't as if Al Shabaab recruits young men from local mosques and sends them off to train and fight in Somalia. 

Oh wait .  .  .  they do. In fact, Minnesota leads the nation in the number of people who have left or tried to leave the country to fight for ISIL.