The recently arrested ISIS fighter in Sacramento, California arrived in the United States in November 2014 and applied for refugee status; despite being accused of murder in Iraq just weeks before, court documents reveal.
According to the Daily Caller, 45-year-old Omar Ameen traveled to the United States after reportedly murdering an Iraqi police officer under orders from the Islamic State.
The suspect immediately applied for “refugee status” upon his arrival.
“On his written I-485 application to adjust status, and also in the interview, when asked ‘Have you EVER ordered, or called for, or assisted with the killing of any person?’ Ameen answered ‘no.’ When asked ‘Have you ever committed the killing of any person?’ Ameen answered ‘no.’ In actuality, on or about June 22, 2014, Ameen is alleged to have killed Ihsan in collaboration with other members of ISIS,” says official documents.
Ameen was arrested Wednesday in the California capital after Iraqi officials requested local authorities detain the murder-suspect.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: ‘ISIS FIGHTER’ Arrested in Sacramento, Set for DEPORTATION to IRAQ
A man accused of killing an Iraqi police officer under orders from the Islamic State was arrested in Sacramento, California this week; setting the stage for his deportation to stand trial in Baghdad in the coming months.
According to CBS Sacramento, Omar Abdulsattar Ameen was taken into custody after Iraqi officials asked the US government to extradite the suspected gunman.
The incident occurred in June 2014 when ISIS seized control of al-Anbar province.
“The government of Iraq has charged Ameen with premeditated murder that happened during an ISIS takeover of the Rawah District of the Al-Anbar Province. ISIS took control of the area on June 21, 2014, and the next day investigators say Ameen was part of a four-vehicle ISIS convoy that opened fire on a home of a former Iraqi police officer on June 22,” writes CBS.
“It makes me nervous. We were shocked, didn’t suspect anything like that,” said Ameen’s California neighbor. “He didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to make you feel suspicious, just a friendly Muslim, family man.”
“It’s a wakeup call that bad guys can end up anywhere in the world,” added a federal prosecutor.
Read the full report here.
FLASHBACK: Trudeau Says RETURNING ISIS FIGHTERS Could be ‘Powerful Voice’ for Canada
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a busy Toronto street this week; raising serious questions over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immigration policy and forcing many Canadians to revisit the liberal leader’s previous comments surrounding ISIS.
In December 2017, Trudeau gave an exclusive interview with Canadian news source CTV; commenting on a host of issues including immigration, Syria, President Trump, and the possible return of ISIS fighters back to Canada.
The Prime Minister was asked to comment on a recent quote from the Canadian Public Safety Minister’s assertion that “re-integrating” Islamic fighters back into western society was “pretty remote.”
“There’s a range of experiences when people come home. We know that actually someone who has engaged and turned away from that hateful ideology can be an extraordinarily powerful voice for preventing radicalization in future generations and younger people within the community,” said Trudeau.
Read the full interview here.