How the War in Libya Will Jeopardize Our Homeland Security

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The State Department asylum approach is obviously broken. Between 1983 and 2004, 55,000 Somali’s entered the United States thanks to the broken U.S. State Department asylum initiative. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Somali youth have turned to gang life. It is known that at least 45 Somali males who once lived freely inside the United States have returned to their motherland of Somalia to fight alongside the Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabaab.

Somali gang members living inside the U.S. are often targeted by local Imams. Disenfranchisement, due to confusing identity crises they face not knowing whether they are American, Somali, or Islamists, has made them key targets for Jihadi recruitment. They become easily manipulated and socially conditioned. Because they lack parental influence and social acceptance, they become key assets to later be brainwashed, used, and killed.

Shy of Christmas 2010, Somali-American Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested for plotting a terrorist attack in Portland, Oregon. His target was any and all Americans celebrating the city Christmas tree lighting ceremony. He was recruited by a Middle Easterner, manipulated, and socially conditioned like many Somali youth living inside the United States.  His family was one of thousands of Somali families granted asylum to live inside the United States.

While not asylum related, last summer, when attending language training at Lackland AFB, seventeen Afghan pilots went AWOL inside the United States. This was also another U.S. State Department led initiative in coordination with other U.S. government institutions. There is an obvious trend.

Based on the obvious, it’s fair to assume that with due time, the United States government will implement some type of asylum program for the people of Libya. Will these individuals turn to gang life similar to MS 13 or any of the seventeen plus Somali gangs, like the Madhibaan with Attitude? Of most concern, will any of the Libyans skip the U.S. gang life as the “Ft Dix Six” did and simply engage in Jihad? If they do turn to Islamic Jihad, what will stop them from emulating Mohamed Osman Mohamud engaging Jihad deep inside the heartland of America?

Asylum is needed, it is deserving, and it must be done with security in mind. Many would assume that advanced government initiatives need to be instituted for the asylees and maybe they do. The United States is a country embraced by “We the People.” Our government should not be relied upon rather “We the People” need to implement societal endeavors ensuring not only the assistance needed for the asylees but also the security oversight ensuring we remain a free and peaceful nation.

Kerry Patton has served in the U.S. Defense and Justice departments, and as a contractor within the Homeland Security and State departments. He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban. He is the author of “Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies” and the children’s book “American Patriotism.”

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  • StephenD

    Asylum is needed, it is deserving, and it must be done with security in mind."

    You assume it is our responsibility to provide asylum to these folks. Let the Arab League take care of their own. All your points of Somalia, MS-13…do they mean nothing? This IS NOT our concern. We should not be involved at all.

    • posse 101

      excellent point! asylum is not deserving. why do we have to destroy our country just because the animals are destroying theirs?

  • Steve Chavez

    A greater focus must be on a very bitter Mubarak and Obama's Cairo speech, and if very closely watched, Obama is giving advice to the terrorists while at the same time, warning them! His demeanor changes when he is warning terrorist groups but he is really signaling to them that they are the key to overthrowing the likes of Mubarak! ('s Cairo speech. Look at his face and then the warning and scolding which is actually him telling them who is the most powerful.)

    Mubarak could even team up with Qaddafi, Syria, and ultimately Iran, to bring on a MASSIVE REVENGE ATTACK against the United States! How will they do it? Diplomatic Planes visiting the UN! The Planes with "a President" of one of these countries on-board, but doubles instead, will fly toward DC and NY, and while above them, they will release their WMD on their suicide mission! They will blow up over land and if they come close to DC "no fly zones," they will be shot down, if they are caught quick enough, but in both cases, the planes will be blown up by them or our rocket. Other planes will also visit their diplomatic missions on the West Coast, Miami, and Houston, in a coordinated REVENGE ATTACK!

  • LindaRivera

    Jihad is an obligation in the Koran! The Koran commands Muslims to conquer all nations and peoples and subjugate them under excessively cruel Islamic sharia law where females are treated as inferior and defenseless non-Muslims have NO human rights. This is what ALL Muslims believe who follow their religion!

    In Islam, all countries that are not Islamic are known as Dar al-Harb – the House of War – to be conquered by Muslims.

    From 56 nations already conquered by Islam, many millions of Islam's foot soldiers colonize our countries. Nations that take in Muslims, especially large numbers, are countries committing national suicide OR who actually seek the Islamic conquest of their own countries.

    President Obama has appointed Muslim Brotherhood operatives to key positions in the government. See

    Document of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America:

    The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Process" and all the word means. The
    Ikhwan [Arabic for brothers] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad to eliminate and destroy the Western civilization from within, and sabotage its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers, so that it is eliminated, and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions.

    It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny…"

  • LindaRivera

    At this present time, there are far more Muslims in Europe and the UK than America. Because the Muslim immigration/invasion is so massive, and because Muslims have very large families; often supported on welfare, it is estimated that Europe and the UK will be Islamic nations in just a few short years.

    There are many no-go Muslim areas in Israel, India, Europe, UK and other countries where it is too dangerous for non-Muslims to enter. In some areas in Europe, the hate for non-Muslims is so fierce, ambulances require police escorts.

    Using the excuse of unrest in Libya and other countries, many thousands of Muslims have left. On one Italian island, the number of Muslims now exceeds the number of Italians. These Muslims are clearly not refugees as some of them have broken into houses and threatened the frightened Italian families.

  • LindaRivera

    Here is part of an article on violent Muslim asylum seekers:
    Christian asylum seekers have been subjected to intimidation, even violent attacks by other Muslim asylum seekers. One Iraqi Christian woman was forced into hiding after several Muslims attacked her and threw her from her bike. Another Christian asylum seeker was thrown down a flight of stairs. In another case, a Muslim couple which converted to Christianity was threatened and intimidated by Muslims inside an asylum center.

    In fact, a survey taken of 28 of the 59 asylum centers in Holland showed that about one third of Christian asylum seekers are the victims of physical violence. 75% of those surveyed said that they knew asylum seekers who have been subjected to discrimination because they are Christian or formerly Muslim.

    Jews have also been the victims of persecution by these immigrants to Europe.

  • BLJ

    Personally, I don't trust any Muslim regardless of how they might appear. Some are more evil than others, but they are all a threat to non-Muslims. The mosques and schools they are building in America are incubators to spread the vile hatred that religion has always supported.

  • Ageofreason

    The West has no business is Libya, in the air or on the ground. As the old saying goes, "You cannot turn a sow's ear into a silk purse". Ghadaffi will not be replaced, if he ever is replaced, by a constitutional democracy. It's laughable to believe so. It is ideas which drive a people, and all the Libyans have to guide their behaviour is the irrational, hate-filled rubbish masquerading as a religion that makes up Islam. Islam generates nothing but death. Let them murder each other. The less Muslims the better. Do not waste the lives of our young men and women, and our wealth on these barbarians.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Asylum is needed, it is deserving, and it must be done with security in mind.

    Nah…not really. Indeed, without millions of Muhammadans already living in America with their thousands of mosques and madrassas, would the 9/11 terrorist attacks have even been possible?

    The only reason the Homeland faces a threat from Islamic terrorist attacks today is because of mass Muhammadan immigration into America. Indeed, you can’t import Muhammadans into your country without also importing jihad and sharia, as jihad and sharia are intrinsic to Islam and are inseparable.

    We have doubled the size of the federal government and we have all sacrificed freedoms and conveniences to accommodate Muhammadan immigrants with their excess baggage, but all it has accomplished is given us a false sense of security, since as long as there are millions of Muhammadan infiltrators in our country, the Muhammadans can hit us at will and anytime they want. Meanwhile, the expansion of the government is bankrupting us, which is exactly what the Islamist set out to do.

    The solution is not to double the size of the federal government to continue accommodating mass Muhammadan immigration, which is really demographic conquest, by giving us a false sense of security, or to keep pursuing silly fantasy based nation-building missions in far away Islamic countries to win the hearts and minds of Muhammadans who are obligated to have nothing but enmity in their hearts for unbelievers. The solution instead is to ban and reverse Muhammadan immigration ASAP, as zero Muhammadans will equal zero terrorist attacks, zero loss of freedoms, and zero loss of conveniences. You don’t have to be a damn rocket scientist to figure that out. It’s common sense!