FBI Uses Fingerprints to Link Saudi Immigrant to Al Qaeda’s Most Notorious Training Camp

What happened?

A Saudi immigrant who had been living in the U.S. since 2011 has been charged with visa fraud by the FBI. Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj was discovered when the FBI matched his fingerprints to ones found on an application to the Al Qaeda camp where four of the 9/11 hijackers were trained.

How was he flagged as a threat?

Alfallaj used a fraudulent visa as ID so he could take private flying lessons and get his pilot’s license. The FBI used those fingerprints to track down the match on the Al Qaeda camp document.

Glenn’s take:

“The Saudi man in Oklahoma was a good catch by the FBI, but this episode highlights the fact that there is still a mountain of work to be done in counterterrorism,” Glenn said on today’s show.

The government is planning to borrow $1 trillion this year, but how much of that will go toward fixing gaps in the immigration system and protecting us from terrorism?

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GLENN: Yesterday, the FBI arrested a Saudi immigrant who was living in Heather Ford, Oklahoma. That's about 70 miles west of Oklahoma City. While the rest of the press is worried about, who is going to alike what? Why don't we actually talk about the things that actually matter. This Saudi was charged with visa fraud. But what was he actually up to? Because the backstory is troubling. The man has lived in the US since 2011, and the FBI has been watching him for the past five months.

So far, the FBI hasn't said much about what he was under surveillance for, only that they were trying to determine whether or not he was involved in terrorist activities here in the United States.

Oklahoma, like it or not, has been a hotbed of this kind of activity for a long time. Perhaps, the most disturbing aspect of this man's story regarding his activity in the US, is that he obtained his pilot's license in 2016. Now, whether he got the license for nefarious purposes or not, it led to his arrest.

As a non-US citizen, he had to submit his fingerprints as part of the licensing process. Remarkably, the FBI was able to match his fingerprints with prints on a document that was captured in Afghanistan.

Think of that. If we ever want to say that the FBI or our government is -- is inefficient, just remember that. The captured document was an application for admission to Al Farook, which was al-Qaeda's most notorious training camp. Four of the September 11th hijackers were trained at Al Farook. Admissions to the camp required an invitation to join and a reference from someone al-Qaeda knew and trusted. So far, authorities haven't disclosed whether this man actually trained at the camp, but he apparently filled out the application in 2000.

The camp was destroyed by the US bombing campaign the weeks after the 9/11 attacks.

The FBI got lucky with this one. It has hundreds of thousands of captured documents, photographs, email, phone number, fingerprints, and DNA samples stored in northern Virginia and FBI headquarters in Washington that have not been researched. The agency lacks the resources to process this trove of material collected in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past 17 years.

Good job, FBI. The Saudi man in Oklahoma was a good catch by the FBI. But this episode highlights the fact that there is still a mountain of fact that needs to be done in counterterrorism. And a lot of holes yet to plug in this immigration system. The federal government is set to borrow a trillion dollars this year. How much of that is actually earmarked for important stuff, like catching terrorists on American soil?

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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