….and one of them helped American troops in Iraq and they helped him get here!
Must be Iraqi crime day at RRW! So much for that highly touted refugee screening process.
This is from the Colorado Springs Gazette from earlier this week. I had missed it until I had a look at The Religion of Peace just now—a website I recommend that you visit from time to time. Be sure to check the mugshots.
Colorado Springs police arrested five Iraqi men Tuesday in connection with what they called a “rare” and “horrific” sexual assault on a woman early July 22. The arrests included one man who was a central character in an Army’s sergeant’s memoir of an Iraq deployment.
Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon were taken into custody on suspicion of sexual assault. Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori and Yasir Jabbar Jasim were arrested on suspicion of accessory to sexual assault. All are in their 20s.
Lt. Howard Black, who heads the Police Department’s special victim’s unit, said the severity of the attack made it rare in the city, adding that the woman’s injuries could have been life-threatening.
“We don’t see these types of assaults typically in Colorado Springs,” he said.
Ahhhh! A soldier helped “Steve-O” get to the US! And before this serious crime ol’ Steve-O already had a record!
Ramadon was featured in “A Soldier’s Promise,” a combat memoir by Army First Sgt. Daniel Hendrex published in 2009 . Hendrex met the 14-year-old Ramadon while deployed to Husaybah, a town in Al Anbar Province in Iraq , according to book reviews on www.amazon.com. According to reviews, Ramadon encountered Hendrex’s soldiers in December 2003, and pleaded with them to arrest him in exchange for key information about local insurgents. The book chronicles Ramadon’s relationship with Hendrex’s unit, of which he became an intricate part, ultimately earning the nickname Steve-O, the review reads. Later, in exchange for his services, Hendrex helped Ramadon immigrate to the United States.
How much do you want to bet they are never deported? They will claim that they will be killed if returned to Iraq, so we get to keep them. Yippee!
Police said all five men had established “lawful permanent resident” status within the past five years but could face deportation if convicted of the crimes.
For new readers with stamina, I just realized we have written 534 posts on Iraqi refugees since 2007! See our Iraqi category here.