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State Department: Arab 'Extremists' Entering U.S. Via Porous Mexican Border

You knew this was coming:

For more than a decade the U.S. government has known that “Arab extremists” are entering the country through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network “cells,” according to State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch that reveal among them was a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. Some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States, the government documents say. The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in the September 2004 cable from the American consulate in Ciudad Juárez as Adnan G. El Shurkrjumah. The cable was released to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act.

The new intelligence records were released as a result of an ongoing JW investigation into the critical national security threats on the southern border, specifically those created by Islamic terrorists teaming up with Mexican drug cartels to infiltrate and attack the U.S. In response to JW’s reporting in the last two years the Obama administration—through various spokespeople, including FBI Director James Comey—has vehemently denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in Mexican towns near American cities or entering the U.S. through the famously porous southern border.

No real surprise here, if you’ve been paying attention for the past decade or so. Is it entirely coincidental that the ranks of “immigrants” from Latin America have suddenly swelled as the legion of “migrants” from the Islamic ummah have invaded Europe? The drug cartels already have a thriving traffic in cross-border people smuggling, so they’re a natural fit with Islamic infiltrators taking advantage of both the Bush and Obama administrations’ laxity in enforcing border security.

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