Sunday, July 20, 2014

Illegal immigrant from Lebanon suspected in deaths of two Irish soldiers arrested

An alleged terrorist from Lebanon--an illegal immigrant who entered the nation on another man's passport, may finally face justice.

From the Irish Herald:
A Lebanese man suspected of kidnapping and murdering two Irish peacekeeping soldiers more than three decades has been arrested in the United States.

Mahmoud Bazzi was detained in Michigan over immigration issues and faces possible deportation.

Mr Bazzi is the prime suspect in the murders of Pte Thomas Barrett and Pte Derek Smallhorne in the Lebanon in April 1980.

The only soldier to survive a kidnapping in Lebanon, John O'Mahony, said he was "overjoyed" to hear of Mr Bazzi's arrest.
Bazzi sells ice cream from a truck. Yep, an ice cream man. He lives in Dearborn, Michigan, which is not a stranger to extremism.

The Irish soldiers were also tortured. Bazzi faces a deportation hearing this week. Let's hope he's shipped to Ireland.

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