MONTANA: “No one will survive on that train,” said a Minneapolis MUSLIM man who pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a February bomb scare on a westbound Amtrak train that caused the entire train to be evacuated in severe winter conditions west of Browning.
Great Falls Tribune – Hussein Abdi Hassan, 24, pleaded guilty to false information/hoaxes. According tothe U.S. Attorney’s Office, after Hassan was arrested and escorted off
the train for disorderly conduct on Feb. 14, he told a Glacier County Sheriff’s deputy that he had left “something very dangerous” on the train. The train’s conductor had called ahead to the sheriff’s office and requested that Hassan be taken off at the Browning train depot because he was intoxicated and extremely disruptive.
Based upon the threat, the Amtrak train was stopped a short while later in a field between Browning and East Glacier. The Glacier County Sheriff’s Office arranged for approximately 140 passengers to be transported by bus to the Browning Middle School, where community volunteers took care of them. In order to get to the buses, passengers had to walk approximately 75 feet across a frozen pond in extremely snowy and windy conditions.
An explosives team from Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls later searched the train after it was evacuated and found no explosives.
While the deputy who arrested him was taking him to the sheriff’s office in his squad car, Hassan demanded to know why he was being arrested. “This is not right, I paid for a f- – – ing train ride, and where is my bag?” Hassan said. The deputy responded that he did not get off the train with a bag, at which point Hassan began to laugh, and said, “Damn fools, all of you.”
After Hassan asked again about his bag, he reportedly told the deputy, “No one will survive on that train.” When the deputy asked him why, Hassan reportedly said, “It has something very dangerous in it.”
The deputy asked whether it was a bomb, to which Hassan responded, “Yes, do you even know who is on that train?” The deputy said, no and asked who, to which Hassan replied, “Very dangerous people, very dangerous. My bag was not locked and it can be anywhere, because I do not know where it is at now.”
The deputy asked Hassan whether he was lying, to which he responded, “I am Muslim, I cannot lie.” Hassan then stated to the deputy, “We can sell our story to CNN for a large amount. I’ll be famous for awhile.”
Hassan faces possible penalties of 5 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Attorney’s office also indicated Monday that it would seek restitution of $250,000 to $275,000.
Hassan was also charged in Glacier County District Court in February with two felony charges of criminal endangerment and one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He is being held at the Cascade County Regional Detention Center.
According to a March detention order signed by U.S. Magistrate Keith Strong, Hassan is not a U.S. citizen and could be deported back to Somalia upon conviction. Strong ordered that Hassan be held while the charges were being processed because he was deemed as a “serious” flight risk with no ties to Montana.
The Obama administration is committed to increasing the refugee quota.
Refugee Resettlement Watch – In recent years up to 95% of the refugees coming to the U.S. were referred by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or were the relatives of UN-picked refugees.Until the late 90’s the U.S. picked the large majority of refugees for resettlement in the U.S. Considering that the refugee influx causes increases in all legal and illegal immigration as family and social networks are established in the U.S., the U.N. is effectively dictating much of U.S. immigration policy. The focus of the refugee program has shifted from those fleeing our cold war adversaries to more diverse populations from Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East.
The leading refugee source countries for the U.S. program in recent years are, in order of admission numbers, Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Iran and Somalia. The program has gradually shifted towards the resettlement of refugees from Muslim countries. Some individuals from Muslim countries are Christians or other minorities, but most are Muslims. In the early 90’s the percentage of Muslim refugees was near 0; by 2000 the program was 44% Muslim. The Muslim component decreased after 911, but today is back up to at least 40% and is set to rise from here.
Today, even professed membership in a U.S.-registered Islamic terrorist group is not a bar to entry on the program as long as the refugee was not a “direct participant” in “terrorist” activity.