In case you missed this last week, the highly-respected watchdog, Judicial Watch warned of a very disturbing report issued by Spanish military. It says Islamic terrorists are operating in and raising cash in Latin America to attack the United States.
Latin America is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism with groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operating freely and raising large sums of money to finance terrorist activities in other countries, mainly the U.S.
The new report released by Spain’s Defense Ministry states: “Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region,” the defense document states.
Governments and intelligence services in the region are ill equipped to handle the threat. They are refusing to cooperate with the United States intelligence.
The Lebanese group Hezbollah has the largest fundraising operation.
These terrorist groups teamed up with established drug trafficking conglomerates to raise and launder large quantities of cash. The report identifies a group called El clan Barakat in Paraguay and Joumaa in Colombia as two examples of drug trafficking enterprises that have long worked with Islamic jihadists to launder money.
ISIS is expanding quickly in Latin America, the report warns, revealing that around 100 individuals from the region’s large Muslim community have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join terrorist groups recently.
Argentina and Brazil have the largest Muslim populations in Latin America with more than 1 million each, the report says.
Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and Chile also have large and rapidly growing Muslim populations. Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean islands on the northern edge of Latin America, are identified as “especially worrisome” because local authorities reported that 70 of their citizens traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. Additionally, nine of the islands’ citizens were detained in Turkey attempting to cross the border into Syria.
Earlier this year Judicial Watch uncovered State Department records confirming that “Arab extremists” are entering the U.S. through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network “cells.”
Among them is a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. The government documents also reveal that some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States.
The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in the State Department records, via a September 2004 cable from the American consulate in Ciudad Juárez, as Adnan G. El Shurkrjumah.
In December, 2014 Shukrijumah was killed by the Pakistan Army in an intelligence-borne operation in South Waziristan. But before he died Shukrijumah helped plan several U.S. attacks, including plots to bomb Oprah Winfrey’s studio and detonate nuclear devices in multiple American cities. Continue reading on this link…
This is why we need the border wall.
In July, 2014, General Kelly said America’s porous southern border and the recent surge in illegal immigration is more than just a “humanitarian crisis,” it’s a threat to the United States’ very existence.
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