This Woman Told the FBI She Wanted to Join Al Qaeda and Be a Suicide Bomber. What the Agents Did Will Warm Your Heart

I lied.

Your heart won’t be warm.

But keep reading.

Via the AP. Which may or may not be reliable.

After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt.

She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that she tried to encourage others to “join the jihad in fighting,” but she said she had no intention of carrying out an attack on U.S. soil, according to prosecutors. Despite her alleged admissions, she was allowed to go free.


Un-freakin-believable. This is amazing. What exactly do you have to do to get the FBI to investigate you if you do things that scream “I’m about to kill someone?”

So she went off an lived happily ever after and raised a new generation of jihadis… Not quite.

Four months later, the 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly setting small fires on her former college campus in St. Paul in what prosecutors say was a self-proclaimed act of jihad. No one was hurt by the Jan. 17 fires at St. Catherine University, but her case raises questions about why she wasn’t arrested after speaking to the agents months earlier and shows the difficulty the authorities face in identifying real threats.

“She confessed to wanting to join al-Qaida and took action to do it by traveling overseas. Unless there are other circumstances that I’m not aware of, I would have expected that she would’ve been arrested,” said Jeffrey Ringel, a former FBI agent and Joint Terrorism Task Force supervisor who now works for a private security firm, the Soufan Group, and isn’t involved in Hassan’s case. “I think she would’ve met the elements of a crime.”

…One fire was set in a dormitory that has a day care where 33 children were present.


Heads really need to roll over this crap and the misfeasance or nonfeasance in Florida. It makes you wonder what in the hell we pay these people for.


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