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Congressman Ratcliffe on Recent Indictment of Six on Charges of Terrorism

Washington, DC, February 7, 2015

ROCKWALL, TX - Six residents of the United States were indicted Friday on terrorism charges involving the Islamist terror group ISIS, federal prosecutors said. The group has been accused of sending firearms accessories and military equipment to aid Bosnian native Abdullah Ramo Pazara, who left the United States in 2013 to join ISIS in Syria.

Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX), House Homeland Security Committee and Judiciary Committee member and former federal terrorism prosecutor, issued the following statement:

“The President continues to ignore one of the greatest threats to our national security – that of violent Islamist extremism. While he continually releases hardened terrorists from our custody and does everything he can to close Guantanamo Bay, extremists are recruiting foot soldiers right here on American soil.

Look at the announcement that six residents of the United States were indicted on terrorism charges involving the Islamist terror group ISIS. As a former federal terrorism prosecutor, I can tell you firsthand that there are individuals both at home and abroad that seek to do great harm to America and its allies. To combat the threat of these individuals and groups like ISIS, we must ensure that our intelligence and law enforcement tools are strong enough to identify and combat terrorist cells within the United States.”

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