An Islamic State group operative criminally charged with conspiring to provide the terrorist organization material support in Ohio last week confirmed one of the largest threats facing the nation, proving we need to do something about the porous southern border.
Erick Jamal Hendricks, 35, created a terrorist sleeper cell with at least 10 members, according to reports from the Department of Justice. Hendricks claimed some of his jihadist “brothers” were south of the border in Mexico, Judicial Watch reported.
Hendricks tried to “Recruit people to train together and conduct terrorist attacks in the United States,” according to the DOJ’s complaint. He reportedly contacted another Islamic State group operative about working with him and others to carry out terrorist attacks.
The accused terrorist sympathizer allegedly told the operative he “needed people” and wanted to meet him in person. He also told him there were several “brothers” located in Texas and Mexico, and “that he was attempting to ‘get brothers to meet face to face” and “train together,” according to the document.
Hendricks and the sleeper cell he created targeted U.S. military members and Pamela Gellar, who organized a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, last year. Police killed two men who tried to carry out an attack in the building where the event took place.
The FBI confirmed that Hendricks was connect with that incident.
This case brings to attention the ongoing threat of homegrown terrorism and our weak border. Judicial Watch claims to have received information about active radical Islamic terror cells across the border in Mexico from “high-level law enforcement officials, intelligence and military sources on both sides of the border,” but President Barack Obama and the mainstream media have refused to acknowledge those claims.
While liberals enjoy accusing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump of being a racist, it appears that he was right about the dangers on the other side of the border – a danger that could lead to disaster if it isn’t handled effectively and quickly.