DHS claims ISIS terrorists could be working in mall kiosks

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The news had security analysts examining potential vulnerabilities in those relatively anonymous purveyors of bedazzled cellphone accessories, cheap jewelry, and names emblazoned on grains of rice.

And talk among kiosk vendors at the city’s shopping centers has turned toward trying to figure out where in Philadelphia Abror Habibov, 30, hung his shingle.  

Federal agents arrested Habibov on Wednesday outside Jacksonville, Fla., and charged him alongside two other Brooklyn, N.Y., residents with plotting to recruit for, and support, Syrian operations of the terrorist group ISIS.

Habibov’s work at mall kiosks had no direct tie to his alleged terrorist activities, according to law enforcement sources who have been briefed on the case against the men.

But the allegations against him and the nature of his business prompted some to draw comparisons to federal terrorism raids at immigrant-run jewelry kiosks at malls in Philadelphia and around the country in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.

On Friday, departing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pointed to Habibov’s case and a recent video in which the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabab threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota as signs that shopping mall operators needed to beef up security.

“It would be the responsible thing for operators of these malls to increase their capabilities when it comes to keeping people safe who are just going about their everyday lives,” he said.

Which is 100% B.S., Homeland Security had no credible threats to ANY malls in America, it was just a ploy to keep them funded and Americans running scared.

Click here & here to see how DHS manipulates Congress & the public by using the magic word “TERROR”.

“Malls are obviously paying more attention,” said Jack Tomarchio, a former U.S. Homeland Security official and president of the Wayne-based Agoge Group. “They’re bringing in more security guards. They’re heavily invested in technologies. In the common areas of malls, they have perimeter and indoor cameras.”

What is DHS is really after you ask?

Money pure and simple kiosks make billions of dollars, so when budgets are being cut or threatened what does law enforcement do? They look for alternative means to supplement their budgets, see the video below:

This is not the first time federal authorities have targeted kiosk owners for suspected terrorist ties. Months after the 9/11 attacks, FBI and federal immigration agents descended on a street-level jewelry kiosk at the Gallery, part of a coordinated operation of raids on more than 75 stands at malls across the country. Most targeted franchises of the Florida-based companyIntrigue Jewelers.

Lawyers for several of those questioned at the time said authorities were investigating whether the immigrant-operated shops were funneling money to overseas terror groups.

Some 30 employees across the country – including two workers at an Allentown-area Intrigue outlet – were eventually charged with immigration violations. But no terrorism-related charges were ever filed, prompting defense lawyers and some Muslim organizations to accuse the Justice Department of pursuing baseless claims and racial profiling.

“They’re questioning me about Osama bin Laden, if I knew him, or if I knew anybody like that,” Tariq Hussain recalled. “I was like, ‘Come on. How the hell do I know him?'”

In the weeks after Sept. 11, about 1,200 foreign nationals were detained by federal investigators. Most were of Arab or South Asian ancestry, charged only with immigration violations, and the vast majority are no longer in custody. Several businesses and Islamic charities have also been accused of funding terrorism.

The Justice Department had conducted its investigation in secret, refusing not only to acknowledge who was in custody but on what charges. That position had the support of the U.S. Supreme Court, which blocked an effort to open hearings to the public.

Nothing like a democratic & transparent justice system right? Can anyone say Patriot Act!
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150301_Terrorism_arrests_focus_new_scrutiny_on_mall_kiosks.html
http://articles.philly.com/2002-07-08/news/25357950_1_intrigue-jewelers-mall-kiosks-ins-agents
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/05/new-york-mall-kiosks-raided-by-homeland.html

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4 thoughts on “DHS claims ISIS terrorists could be working in mall kiosks

  1. “DHS claims ISIS terrorists could be working in mall kiosks”

    I’ll bet there are more of them working for DHS,

  2. The only “terrorists” I know of working mall kiosks are Israeli “students” . I note that the middle easterners investigated by the FBI after 9/11 did not have their nationalities named. Just coincidence, I’m sure.

  3. The real terrorist we need to look out for are on SWAT teams and the ones that
    drive squad cars.The other terrorist we need to look out for are the ones that make up DHS and work with the ones that drive squad cars! What we have in District of Criminals is common traitors that have allowed all of this to happen in the first place by funding and arming the terrorist with equipment and weapons just like they do in other countries. Militant law enforcement is not good for a free country anywhere and they swarm ameriKa like a plague! Now lets hear about the good ones,you know, the ones that stand by watching as the bad ones do their thing!

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