Ranchers and farmers are finding prayer rugs along the United States-Mexico border – evidence corroborating President Donald Trump’s assertion that migrants from Islamic terrorist hotbed nations in the Middle East are breaking into the country.
In recent months, the mats – traditionally used during Islamic worship – have been discovered numerous times by ranchers, including one from the town of Animus, New Mexico.
“There’s a lot of people coming in not just from Mexico,” the rancher near the New Mexico border told the Washington Examiner, according to a WND report. “People – the general public – just don’t get the terrorist threats of that. That’s what’s really scary.”
Border an open door to terrorists, criminals
The rancher indicated that the unprotected border ushers in a floodgate of not only criminal drug dealers from Mexico and Central America, but of migrants from terrorist hotbeds in the Middle East, as well.
“You don’t know what’s coming across,” she continued. “We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal. It’s not just Mexican nationals that are coming across.”
She spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid retaliation from the Mexican drug cartel and told the Washington daily earlier this week – along with six other residents of the New Mexico town – that illegal aliens from regions beyond Mexico and Central America are regularly penetrating the southern border.
“I’ve talked to several agents that I trust – there’s not a lot that I do trust, but the ones I do trust, I talk to them,” the rancher explained to the paper while providing a tour of her property alongside the border. “What Border Patrol classifies as OTMs [other than Mexicans] has really increased in the last couple years, but drastically within the last six months. Chinese, Germans, Russians, a lot of Middle Easterners. Those Czechoslovakians they caught over on our neighbor’s just last summer.”
Real terrorist threat at the border
Ranchers, farmers and other residents along the southern border are not the only one saying that the unsecure border opens up a floodgate of dangerous illegal migrants.
In fact, government data obtained by the Examiner reveals that half a dozen confirmed or suspected terrorists were apprehended while attempting to break through the southern border into the U.S. between Oct. 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) divulged that “thousands of terrorists” penetrate the U.S. – bringing more validation to Trump’s claim that multitudes of Islamic militants are infiltrating the country because America does not have a secure border wall.
“[T]he Trump administration has stated 3,700 people from countries with terrorism problems also have been apprehended at the southern border,” WND reported.
Earlier this month, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen corroborated the president’s account.
“[DHS] talked about the thousands – the thousands of terror watch list individuals who traveled through our hemisphere last year,” Nielsen told Fox News in an interview this month, according to WND. “To pretend there’s not a danger on an unsecured border – on an open border – is just ridiculous. It belies common sense.”
ISIS still a threat from the south
Even though Trump’s war on terror has nearly eradicated ISIS – which came into power as a result of the Arab Spring set into motion by former President Barack Obama – from many regions of the world that it previously dominated, it has taken advantage of America’s loose border to reestablish itself.
“A Mexican border region that Judicial Watch exposed years ago as a hotbed of Islamic terrorism is finally getting a wall to replace laughable ‘road barriers’ that, not surprisingly, have failed miserably to secure the area,” Judicial Watch reported last May. “The much-needed fence will be erected between Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It’s an area where ISIS cells operate and Juárez Cartel smugglers help terrorists through the desert and across the border. A 20-mile section of existing ‘vehicle barrier’ located west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry will be replaced with an 18 to 30-foot high bollard-style wall, according to an announcement issued by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). The announcement includes pictures of the existing railing, which is a joke.”
The government watchdog also noted that an ISIS camp was found several miles from El Paso, Texas, while sources divulged that law enforcement officers discovered documents written in Arabic and Urdu – along with “plans” of Fort Bliss.
“Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents [during the probe],” a Judicial Watch report disclosed.
More problems from across the border
Islamic terrorists from across Asia have been infiltrating the border.
“According to Customs and Border Protection officials, the Laredo sector had apprehended 209 Bangladeshi nationals that year,” WND noted about the hundreds taken into custody last May.
Trying to get into the U.S. before a secure border wall is in place, Islamic militants have been trying in recent years to get across while they still can.
“A growing number of illegal aliens from terrorist nations – including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh – have tried to enter the U.S. through Mexico in the last few years,” Judicial Watch pointed out.
The long southern border of Texas has been an open invitation to migrants from overseas.
“One Bangladeshi who had been detained said he arrived in El Paso after traveling from South America to Juarez, Mexico,” WND informed.
The problem has become so serious that the Lone Star State sent out an alert during Trump’s first year as commander-in-chief.
“In 2017, Texas issued a warning about ISIS camps just across the border,” WND recounted.
The elevating safety concerns for Texas citizens was publicized at the time by state officials.
“[T]he current terrorism threat to Texas is elevated,” the Texas Public Safety Threat Overview stated. “We are especially concerned about the potential for terrorist infiltration across the U.S.-Mexico border – particularly as foreign terrorist fighters depart Syria and Iraq and enter global migration flows.”