Al-Qaida Suspect Arrested in Texas

Via Drudge here is the link. Notice how she got in the country. The open border policy of the Libertarian Party is just about the only thing keeping me from signing up. Tom Clancy, you are a prophet:

A South African woman picked up in Texas almost 10 days ago may turn out to be a key, high-level al-Qaida operative.

Her name is Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed. She was stopped at McAllen Miller International Airport on July 19 headed to New York....

Ahmed reportedly later confessed to investigators that she entered the country illegally by crossing the Rio Grande River.

Government sources tell that capturing this woman could be comparable to the arrest of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of 9/11. It was revealed in court Tuesday that she was on a watch list and had entered the U.S. possibly as many as 250 times.

Tuesday, the South African government issued a warning that Al-Qaida militants and other terrorists traveling through Europe had obtained South African passports, and authorities believe they got them from crime syndicates operating inside the government agency that issues the documents.

Update: Michelle Malkin may be the most informed blogger on the immigration debate and ties this news to other happenings in the Southwest. Worth the read.

Also: Jeff Quinton or his post at The Command Post

Posted by: Rusty at 09:15 PM


1 I've been harping about this for months (start at the fourth paragraph), and this is the reason why I still cannot in good faith endorse Jorge Bush.

Posted by: Professor Chaos at July 28, 2004 09:23 PM

2 Here's my most scary comment in my post:

"Lest you think this is just a jingoistic diatribe, consider the following: last year the United States discovered al Qaeda cells training in Mexico (there are many more scattered throughout South America), and just this month the Mexican foreign minister in Lebanon was fired and jailed after it was discovered that she had been stealing blank Mexican travel documents and supplying them to Islamists in the home of Hezbollah. Can you imagine how blatant you have to be to get fired for corruption in Mexico?"

Jorge Bush refuses to do anything about this.

Posted by: Professor Chaos at July 28, 2004 09:28 PM

3 Yeah, I hear dat man. But, I'm still going to vote for him anyway. Really the choice is between someone who reluctantly enforces border policies versus someone who wants to ignore them altogether.

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at July 28, 2004 09:29 PM

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