Thursday, November 19, 2015
NYC Syrian community leader: ISIS absolutely sneaking into U.S. posing as refugees
A leader in New York City’s Syrian community said on Wednesday that ISIS terrorists have “absolutely” sneaked into America by posing as refugees. Aarafat “Ralph” Succar went on to explain that the ISIS members are joining sleeper cells just waiting to be activated in the United States.
“I believe the terrorists from Syria have been coming into the United States, not only in the past few years, but way before that. I think they’re already at work," Succar said.
Succar noted the rampant corruption in his homeland makes it very easy for anyone to pay bribes and obtain official identification papers. The identification papers often contain fake names to disguise a person's real identity.
“You can go to the Syrian government today and say to them, ‘I need a piece of paper that says I’m Tony Caterpillar.’ And they give it to you.
“These are not forged documents. These are written out by a government employee who needs money, whose family has no food.," Succar said.
Succar also noted that “Third World countries, particularly places like Syria, do not have the network of information the United States has.”
“In Syria, there’s no such thing. So when they tell you that [the refugees] are vetted, are you out of your mind?” Succar said.
Succar, who legally immigrated to the U.S. at 10 years old, is a member of the Bay Ridge Community Council. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home of the city’s largest enclave of Syrian immigrants.