Friday, February 03, 2017
Kellyanne Conway invents a terrorist attack to justify Muslim ban.
Here is Vox trying to make some sense out of Conway's bullshit:
In 2011, two Iraqi refugees, Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on federal terrorism charges. Allegedly, they had been plotting to send money and weapons back home to Iraqi insurgents.
During the investigation, the FBI found something worrying: fingerprints from Alwan on a roadside bomb in Iraq. This suggested there was a very specific flaw in America’s refugee screening process: Databases of fingerprints from Iraqi militants were not well-integrated into the broader State Department–run refugee admissions process. As a result, the Obama administration initiated a new review of all roughly 57,000 Iraqi refugees who had been recently admitted into the United States.
See? No massacre.
And also there was never a "ban," just a more intensive vetting of refugees coming from Iraq which resulted in a slowdown that lasted about six months.
This is how Vox summed it up:
No one was killed by refugees in Bowling Green.
There was never even a plan to kill anyone in Bowling Green.
There was no ban on Iraqi refugee admissions afterward.
In other words this is fake news.
Which by the way, the Trump administration seems to create every single day.