Uzbek Muslim “student” pleads guilty in plot to kill Obama

Don’t you think that it is just fascinating that the President, who wanted to reverse all the bad feelings toward America in the Muslim world, was the target of a Muslim extremist.   We first reported on his arrest here.

From AP today:

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — A man from Uzbekistan pleaded guilty Friday to plotting with an Islamic terror organization in his home country to kill President Barack Obama with an automatic rifle he bought from an undercover federal agent in Alabama.

Authorities said Ulugbek Kodirov had discussed trying to kill the president as he campaigned for re-election because he would be out in public more often.


Kodirov pleaded guilty to three counts: Threatening to kill the president, possessing an automatic weapon, and providing material support to terrorists. Four other charges were dropped as part of the deal.


Kodirov said that he did not care if he got shot and killed, as long as he killed President Obama,” according to the plea deal.  [expecting virgins I suppose—ed]

Kodirov entered the US on a student visa but never enrolled in school—what a surprise!  I wonder how many other Islamists are here on student visas looking for infidels to kill?

Authorities say Kodirov was in the country illegally because he obtained a student visa but never enrolled in school.

And, you know what is so funny?

Obama just 10 days ago loosened restrictions on foreign students wishing to enter the US on Student Visas, here.

Now here is perhaps the  most interesting part of this whole AP story—the US State Department says Muslim terrorists have been perpetrating violence in Uzbekistan for a decade!

Islamic terrorists have been linked to sporadic violence in Uzbekistan for more than a decade, according to the State Department.


See Uzbek alleged terrorist arrested in Colorado ten days ago, here!

State Department refugee officials in Tennessee this week

Update:  More accounts of the State Department’s trip to calm down the state of Tennessee over refugees, here and here.

I expect this was a mission to calm things down in a state, the only state!, that has taken action to set up a process to put a moratorium in place if a local community can’t handle the number of refugees the State Department is planning to send (with the help of federal contractors like Catholic Charities).

Here is the story:

A top U.S. State Department official, who spent two days in Tennessee discussing the state’s refugee resettlement program, said he wants to give communities a “louder voice in the process.”

“We believe it’s in the best interest of the United States that we pursue this program, but also we need to recognize the community nature of the program,” David Robinson*, acting assistant secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, Migration, said during a news conference Thursday.

Robinson has been in the state for a two-day visit with community members, local government officials and employers to discuss the resettlement process.

The problem, Robinson said, is not about refugees but from people lumping refugees and immigrants — who often are associated with illegal immigration — in the same group.  Refugees are a very distinct subgroup of migrants, those who have a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group and are brought here legally, he said.

“These are people we reached out to, people we identified as in need of a solution,” he said.  [LOL! Like the Kosovars we brought to the US for a Clinton/Gore photo-op only to send back again later, or how about more recently the Uzbeks we brought for some political reason of our own—ed]

Tennessee is the first and only state to pass a law** that mandates resettlement agencies to report quarterly to local governments and allows local communities to apply for a “moratorium” on refugee resettlement if those agencies overload local resources.

*Robinson, readers may recall, wrote a report for the National War College in 2000 in which he demonstrated how refugees were used as political pawns in Clinton’s Bosnian War.

** The Tennessee law is discussed here in case any other state wants a model!

“Temporary” refugee indicted in Massachusetts on charges of lying to stay in US

No, can you believe it!  The Salvadoran is alleged to have lied on his application for Temporary Protected Status in order to stay in the US.  Imagine that!

From Reuters:

WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) – A former Salvadoran military officer allegedly linked to the murder of six Jesuit priests during El Salvador’s civil war was indicted in federal court in Massachusetts on Wednesday for perjury and lying on immigration forms in order to stay in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Inocente Orlando Montano, 69, who lives outside Boston, lied on federal applications about when he entered the United States and concealed his military background on a Department of Homeland Security application for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, the indictment alleged.

Just a reminder!  Arab activist groups, Syrians and their NGO friends are pushing for Temporary Protected Status for Syrians to be able to stay in this country—LOL!—temporarily.