(PartiallyPolitics.com) – In Texas authorities reportedly arrested a Jordanian national who had allegedly been training to carry out an attack against Jewish people. The man has been accused of looking up how to make bombs that could be used against Jewish people.
The FBI Director Chris Wray pointed to this case as further evidence that the country was at an increased risk of terror attacks. As he stated during a congressional hearing this week, the arrest in Houston, Texas of a man who had been looking up how to construct bombs while also stating online his support for murdering Jews was proof of the increased risk.
FOX 26 confirmed in their report that the man was Sohaib Abuayyash, a 20-year-old who had entered the country illegally according to the publicly filed court documents. The documents that were obtained by the TV station show that the Jordanian national had first entered the U.S. on June 2, 2016, on a B2 tourist visa. He then left around two months later.
In June 2019, Abuayyash returned to the U.S. with a Palestinian passport, and in January 2020 he had applied for Withholding of Removal and filed an Asylum application. These applications are still pending. In August 2023 the man received approval for employment authorization which would allow him to legally work in the U.S. until August 1, 2025. However, as part of his current immigration status the 20-year-old is not allowed to own or use firearms or ammunition.
Allegedly the man had repeatedly posted online photos and videos of him training with firearms on his social media accounts.
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