Muslim terrorists are a potential problem, but I worry more about the cartels. Anti-illegal immigration activists have pointed to the possibility of muslim terrorists crossing the border illegally from Mexico. Well, I can go you one better, how about a mexican cartel member who’s a muslim?
“LITTLE ROCK, AR – Some suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel have been arrested in Arkansas.
The indictment of 16 defendants announced today is the result of a large-scale investigation into cocaine and narcotics trafficking from Mexico to Arkansas, according to Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Randall C. Coleman, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Little Rock Field Office.
The 25-count indictment unsealed today was handed down by a federal grand jury on May 2nd. The defendants in Arkansas, Texas, and Mexico face multiple drug offenses.
The indictment alleges the lead defendant, Idalia Ramos Rangel, 57, a/k/a La Tia or Big Momma, is a high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel who directs a drug trafficking organization based in Matamoros, Mexico. That organization is responsible for the distribution of multiple hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in the United States.
Agents determined that Rangel’s drug trafficking organization is responsible for delivery of more than one hundred kilograms of cocaine in Arkansas. The charges in the Indictment include conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, distribution of cocaine and use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking crime. All sixteen defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. If convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, each defendant will face a sentence of not less than 10 years to life imprisonment.”
“DEFENDANTS/CHARGES – 11 in custody – 10 arrested today
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine:
- Idalia Ramos Rangel, 57, Matamoros, Mexico
- Mohammed Kazam Martinez, 31, Beaumount, TX
- Emanuel Ilo, 34, Little Rock
- Mervin Johnson, 37, Little Rock
- Homar Martinez, 31, Brownsville, TX
- Manuel Garza, 31, Brownsville, TX
- Jaime Benevides, 27, Austin, TX
- Nishme Martinez, 26, Austin, TX
- Denice Duran Martinez, 34, Brownsville, TX
- Yadira Anahy Martinez, 36, Brownsville, TX
- Dwatney Noid, 30, Little Rock
- Dwight McLittle, 27, Little Rock
- Shanieka Tatum, 35, Little Rock
- Lamont Williams, 34, Little Rock
- Gerard Trice, 29, Little Rock
- Tarvars Honorable, 33, Little Rock”
Mohammed Kazam Martinez, that’s a scary, but not altogether surprising, development. Both are in the arms and drug trade (I’m not sure there’s any real separation between the two markets), both are anti-America in one way or another and I would say that both are anti-Christian, one is muslim and the other has some kind of death cult. Here’s a Breitbart article from Jan. on the confluence of jihad and cartel:
[Quoting a Homeland Security report]
“In 2006, the Subcommittee reported on the presence of both Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America. Since then, that presence has continued to grow with Iran now having embassies in 11 Latin American countries that include Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua and Uruguay.
This unsettling trend was the reason for a Subcommittee-led Congressional Delegation to Latin America in August 2012. The Delegation traveled to Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay, Argentina, as well as the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, for a first- hand assessment of the increasing threat posed by Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America. After conferring with U.S. officials, foreign leaders and other experts within these countries, the Subcommittee has concluded that Iran and Hezbollah pose a threat to the entire Western Hemisphere including the United States and our Southwest border.”
Here’s an old article from ’05 about Salim Boughader Mucharrafille a Lebanese who owned a cafe in Tijuana and smuggled fellow Lebanese into the US from mexico.
‘Until his arrest in December 2002, Boughader smuggled about 200 Lebanese compatriots into the United States, including sympathizers of Hezbollah, designated a terrorist organization by U.S. authorities. One client, Boughader said, worked for a Hezbollah-owned television network, which glorifies suicide bombers and is itself on an American terror watch list.
“If they had the cedar on their passport, you were going to help them. That’s what my father taught me,” Boughader told The Associated Press from a Mexico City prison, where he faces charges following a human-smuggling conviction in the United States.
“What I did was help a lot of young people who wanted to work for a better future. What’s the crime in bringing your brother so that he can get out of a war zone?”‘
“But after Boughader was locked up, other smugglers operating in Lebanon, Mexico and the United States continued to help Hezbollah-affiliated migrants in their effort to illicitly enter from Tijuana, a U.S. immigration investigator said in Mexican court documents obtained by the AP.
Another smuggling network that is controlled by Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebel group — a U.S.-designated terror organization — tried sneaking four Tigers over the California-Mexico border en route to Canada not long after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigator Steven Schultz said. The four were caught along with 17 other Sri Lankans, all posing as Mexicans, attempting to enter ports at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa.
An AP investigation found these are just some of the many pipelines in Central and South America, Mexico and Canada that have illegally channeled thousands of people into the United States from so-called “special-interest” countries — those identified by the U.S. government as sponsors or supporters of terrorism.”
This adds a new level of worry over the jamaat ul-fuqra camps spread around the country.
So, any more similarities? One more: [WARNING-GRAPHIC]