MINNEAPOLIS: Police Find Bomb Materials in Middle Eastern Brothers' Car. They're Let Off...
During the past few isms of terror, I'm sure law enforcement has kicked themselves for missing the opportunity to stop an attack from happening in the first place. When it comes to picking up on warnings, they've dropped the bomb-vested ball a few times (see TERRIBLE: MI5 Knew London Terrorist Was Known 'Extremist'... and Epic Fail: Muslim Warned FBI of Orlando Terrorist... in 2014 and WISE UP, UK! Manchester Bomber's FAMILY Has Terrorist Ties). This could be another one of those "oopsie!" moments; Minneapolis police arrested two dudes after officers found terrorism tools galore in the back of their car.
The police response? A couple of slaps on the wrist for the bomb-making hobbyists...
There are growing concerns about the arrest of two brothers with ties to the Middle East who authorities say had an arsenal with bomb-making materials, guns and ammunition in their car.
Twenty-seven-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe were arrested on May 11 in North Minneapolis.
Inside the brother's car, police found a loaded AK-47, another rifle, a handgun, a grenade, large amounts of ammunition, and what would later be identified as bomb-making materials, including a drone.
At this point, it's all looking rather terroristy, yes? Hint: the answer is yes.
Here comes the worst part...
Abdullah Alrifahe had recently been released from jail after serving time for a weapons conviction. He is now facing a single felony weapons charge. His brother, Majid, has been released from jail and is facing low-level misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct.
So Abdullah is clearly on track to becoming some wielder of destruction. He's already been stopped by the police before, but to no avail. A few years of jail time did little to impede his plan, seeing as he's back to hoarding weapons again. But don't worry, they're just for his collection at home.
As for the other bearded facial-hairrorist, notice how he simply walks free of any felonies. Then re-notice the stories we outlined above where law enforcement had multiple run ins with eventual terrorists but could do nothing to stop them.
It's not a realistic solution, but here's where lighting the Bat signal would come in real handy. I'm just saying.