The FBI isn’t buying the wife of a Houston terror suspect’s story that ‘he loves America,” leaving Americans wondering if that’s President Obama‘s idea of “fully vetted.”
Haenne Al Kokiss, the wife of accused terror supporter Omar Al Hardan, denies her husband is a terrorist.
“He loves America. I love America too. He was so happy because he came to America,” she said. “He loves America too much. I love America too much.”
Al Hardan, a 24-year-old described by the FBI as a “Palestinian born in Iraq,” was arrested and charged with three counts of providing “material support to the Islamic State” Thursday. He made his first appearance in federal court Friday, according to television station KHOU.
Omar Al Hardan, 24, is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIL, as well as other immigration related charges #HouNews
— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) January 8, 2016
Al Hardan arrived in the United States in 2009, along with his entire family, as Iraqi refugees, who say they are shocked to learn of his arrest.
“My family, everyone in my family doesn’t like ISIS. I don’t like ISIS. Why? Big problem ISIS,” said brother Saeed Al Hardan.
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Al Kokiss believes investigators won’t find anything on the couple’s computers and phones, which were seized by authorities. With the Obama administration ultra-sensitive to calling anything Islamic terrorism, preferring to remain focused on gun control, it appears likely the FBI would only make an arrest on very solid evidence.
Republican Rep. Ted Poe, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, whose district includes parts of Houston, reacted in a statement:
Terror has come to Houston. Thankfully law enforcement caught Al Hardan before it was too late. We may not always be that lucky. This case proves that the FBI director was right—we cannot properly vet refugees.
Many Americans get it. When will the president stop pretending?