The FBI claims that the man planned to smuggle ISIS members into the United States to assassinate the former president.
An Iraqi man living in the United States has been charged with plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush. He is accused of entering the country by members of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group and plotting to assassinate the former president.
An FBI Terrorism Task Force arrested Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52, on Tuesday. “Supporting and encouraging plots to assassinate former United States President George W. Bush.” Among other allegations, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Shihab traveled to Dallas, Texas earlier this year to oversee Bush’s home, and allegedly received thousands of dollars in late 2021 while working with FBI intelligence to help smuggle IS members across the southern border into the country.
The man came to the United States in 2020 on a visitor visa “A corrupt Iraqi-American contractor at the US embassy.” The FBI has claimed, and has done a number of things in and around Ohio and Indiana since then.
Shihab later appeared in federal court on Tuesday, and was charged with inciting a former U.S. official to attempted murder – which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison – for trying to bring in a man illegally. In the country, which can result in a sentence of 10 years
The 43rd presidential administration has made a number of claims about the government of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, including that it possessed weapons of mass destruction as an impending threat to Europe and secretly allied itself with al-Qaeda against the United States, the terrorist group behind it. September 2001 attack. False accusations were made to the American public to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The US-led occupation by NATO forces has plunged the Middle East into unrest, killing thousands and spreading unrest throughout the region. Islamic State, a Sunni terrorist group that came to power in 2014 and sought to create a new nation between Iraqi and Syrian territory, began as a militant group in post-invasion chaos.