Rahami’s Father Warned the FBI About Him, And Nothing Happened [VIDEO]

Rahami’s Father Warned the FBI About Him, And Nothing Happened [VIDEO]

Rahami’s Father Warned the FBI About Him, And Nothing Happened [VIDEO]

Following on the heels of yesterday’s capture of suspected New York and New Jersey bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami, we have started learning all sorts of fabulous details about him.
For example, his wife just happened to leave the United States for Pakistan just days before the bombings, and now authorities have arrested her in the United Arab Emirates. Looking at a map, that took a little doing, going from Pakistan to UAE. They aren’t exactly next door to each other. I’m sure that she has a perfectly compelling reason for all her travels lately.

We’ve learned that Rahami made trips over the course of his residency within the United States back to Afghanistan.

And for some other equally head-scratching reason, he liked to visit Pakistan, too.

We’ve learned Rahami was a deadbeat dad, who broke up with his daughter’s mother when he brought a new wife and child back from a trip to Afghanistan.

Maria, whose full name is being withheld by FoxNews.com, said her high school sweetheart, Ahmad Khan Rahami, didn’t pay child support and often railed against American culture. The 26-year-old, who spoke after her grandmother called her for a reporter who produced his press credential and identified himself at the grandmother’s home in Elizabeth, said she had not seen Rahami in two years.

Maria recalled that Rahami would often go back to Afghanistan to see family, and would stay for weeks, or even months. Right before their daughter was born, Rahami was in Afghanistan and had trouble returning because authorities in Afghanistan confiscated his passport for unknown reasons, Maria said. The last time Maria knows that Rahami visited his homeland was nine years ago. He brought back a wife and another child, she said.

That’s one way to end a relationship, I suppose… pretty passive-aggressive, though.

And we’ve learned that Rahami’s father, Mohammad Rahami, told the FBI in 2014 that his son was a terrorist.

Wait, what?

The father, Mohammad Rahami, in a brief interview on Tuesday, said that at the time he told agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his concern, his son had just had a fight with another of his sons and stabbed the man, leading to a criminal investigation.

“Two years ago I go to the F.B.I. because my son was doing really bad, O.K.?” he said. “But they check almost two months, they say, ‘He’s O.K., he’s clean, he’s not a terrorist.’ I say O.K.”

He added: “Now they say he is a terrorist. I say O.K.”

So, let’s recap. Rahami likes to travel a lot to Afghanistan and Pakistan, he has child support payments he’s not making, his wife conveniently leaves the country before he starts planting bombs (allegedly), and his father warned the FBI two years ago about him.

Over to you, FBI. Got an explanation for this?

The information was passed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force led by Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark. Officers opened what is known as an assessment, the most basic of F.B.I. investigations, and interviewed the father, who then recanted.

An official, when asked about the inquiry, said the father made the comment out of anger at his son.

And the multiple trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan meant what, exactly? Even if his father recanted, nothing else seemed odd here? Dear old dad doesn’t seem to remember recanting now.

Oh yeah. We all know they’ve done a bang-up job screening people for citizenship lately, so by all means, bring on the refugees!

After all, we’ve had such a great track record lately!

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  • GWB says:

    The recanting bit sounds about right. He realizes (much like domestic battery, where the woman refuses to press charges) that his son being a terrorist has consequences beyond a few days in jail. So, he recants, having achieved a small amount of a**-pain for his son.

    As to the visits to known terrorist hidey-holes…. We wouldn’t want to profile those folks, now would we? I mean, lots of people go to foreign countries all the time and don’t blow anything up. At least not intentionally. So, why would you think traveling to Afghanistan and Pakistan would be a flag or something?

    Honestly, I think the recantation allowed the FBI to strike one from their list and they were more than happy to do so – for PC reasons.

  • Merle says:

    Typical! 🙁


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