File this story under Whiskey Tango Foxtrot….
A Minneapolis man suspected of terror activities has been granted his commercial truck driving license, and he is now vying for a special endorsement to drive school buses, according to Fox News 9.
Almost a year ago, Amir Meshal was booted from two Minnesota mosques for radicalizing and recruiting men to go to Syria for terrorist training:
In May 2014, Meshal was removed and trespassed from a Bloomington, Minn. mosque, Al Farooq, after he was suspected of radicalizing young people who would later travel to Syria. According to the police report, religious leaders said, “We have concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth.” Meshal had previously been asked to leave an Eden Prairie, Minn. mosque for similar reasons.
And Meshal has been on the FBI’s radar for quite some time. He was arrested by the FBI in Kenya in 2007 because he was suspected of leaving a terror training camp in Somalia. He was held overseas for three months, according to an ACLU lawsuit.
In 2007, The New York Times reported about Meshal:
A 24-year old American who told the F.B.I. that he went to Somalia last December to help build an Islamic state there is now being held in an Ethiopian prison, where he was sent after being detained in Kenya.
Despite going to Africa to establish an Islamic state, the Egyptian-born man was not determined to have firmly established terror ties. But now officials have changed their tune.
Meshal is currently on the “No Fly” list. The ACLU has sued to get him delisted. Meshal claims the FBI was attempting to turn him into an informant.
Fox News 9 says that Homeland Security believes Meshal is a threat:
Homeland Security responded in a letter obtained by the FOX 9 Investigators that Meshal, “..may be a threat to civil aviation or national security,” adding that, “It has been determined that you (Amir Meshal) are an individual who represents a threat of engaging in or conducting a violent act of terrorism and who is operationally capable of doing so.”
Fox News 9 says they haven’t yet gotten an answer as to why a man suspected of terror ties would be given the keys to a semi truck or a school bus full of children:
The FOX 9 Investigators asked the Minnesota Department of Public Safety why they issued a Class A license for someone who Homeland Security believes has the “operational capacity” to carry out a terror attack. We have not heard back.
They also report that taxpayers paid Meshal’s truck driving school tuition:
The FOX 9 Investigators revealed last May that Amir Meshal was attempting to get his Class A license from a South St. Paul truck driving school. The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program.
Needless to say, people are shocked by the news:
MINNESOTA CREATING A TERRORIST "PERFECT STORM"! Terror Suspect on 'No Fly' List Gets Trucking License in MN|Fox News http://t.co/S7rODcKOXK
— Frank Maxwell (@FrankenGator) August 28, 2015
mohammed atta is back & minnesota grants Amir Meshal a license to drive semi-trucks & SCHOOL BUS ENDORSEMENT duh! https://t.co/o2auj4jzsS
— alvin maldonado (@alvindchipmunk) August 28, 2015
Via: IJ Review