Prison isn’t the punishment most of us think it is, at least not for Muslims. They get their meals halal, their prayer mats, Qurans, and a whole army of new recruits to pray and plot with.
There is no greater hotbed for jihad recruitment than our prison systems — broken, soulless violent men in need of sanction. Islam is the answer. Why were Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed’s murderous beliefs be reinforced in prison? His case shows the crying need for wholesale reform of the prison system. Jihadis such as Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed shouldn’t have the beliefs that landed them in prison in the first place reinforced while they’re in prison. Would Nazi prisoners during World War II have been given copies of Mein Kampf and allowed to hold Nuremberg-style rallies in prison? If not, then why should Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed have been given a Quran and allowed to practice his violent religion while in prison? All that got us was more jihad.
“Admitted terrorist now facing ISIS charges in Beaumont,” by Jennifer Johnson, The Examiner, December 14, 2017:
Just released from federal prison after serving the better part of a decade behind bars for allegiances made with jihadi fighters in Somalia in 2009, convicted terrorist Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed is now alleged to be providing support to the terrorist organization typically referred to as ISIS while in Beaumont, prosecutors contend in new charges unsealed in court this past week.
Among the accusations made against the 43-year-old Eritrean-born Ahmed – also known under the aliases of Talha, Mohammed El Eritri and Abu Zakaria – is that, between 2014 and May 2017, he attempted to provide “material support and resources” to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), aka the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), “to wit: personnel and services.”
Ahmed was hit with this charge and others just days before he was set to be released from federal prison for terrorism charges he admitted to in New York in 2012, stemming from a 2009 arrest and deportation from Nigeria.
Ahmed offered no defense for the evidence the government presented at that time that showed the accused operative traveled to Somalia in April 2009 “for the purpose of receiving jihad training at an al-Shabab paramilitary camp.” While in Somalia, not only did Ahmed provide the terrorists there with cash currency as a donation, he also spent loot for goods as well, purchasing a Kalashnikov rifle (commonly referred to as an AK-47), and two grenades.
Additionally, the government showed, Ahmed took lessons on bomb-making and bomb-detonation, learning tricks of the terrorism trade, “including instructions for the preparation and/or assembly of: silver fulminate; urea nitrate; ammonium nitrate; acetone peroxide; a TNT oxidation mechanism in a nitric-sulfuric acid mixture; a bomb detonator; and different types of bomb fuses.”
Ahmed was found in possession of the instructions while in Nigeria later that same year.
However, despite the evidence used to the secure the New York conviction, Ahmed still purported to Beaumont federal investigators that he had no knowledge of bomb-making procedures – which is why he faces additional charges of providing false statements involving national terrorism tacked on to the new terrorism charges sparked in Jefferson County. Investigators further claim that Ahmed not only knew how to make a bomb, but he also discussed “the construction of a bomb with another inmate” and then lied about that, too, to FBI agents in Beaumont.
Ahmed pleaded guilty in June 2012 to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization (al-Shabab) and one count of conspiracy to receive military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization (al-Shabab). In March 2013, he was sentenced to serve 111 months in prison for the crimes against the nation.
Ahmed was released from federal custody on Monday, Dec. 11, according to the Bureau of Prisons inmate locator….
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