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Ana Maria Gautier Conley via Facebook Shannon Maureen Conley, a 19-year-old also known as Halima Conley, was arrested at Denver International Airport in April as she tried to board a plane to Turkey. A Colorado teen s attempt to help support Al Qaeda and its affiliates fight overseas was thwarted after she was arrested while boarding a flight to Turkey in April, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, was arrested at the Denver International Airport by the FBI and charged with conspiring to help a foreign terrorist organization, which included the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the federal documents show.

The Arvada teen is accused of attempting to ultimately travel to Syria to link up with a Tunisian suitor she met online in 2013.

Colorado teen arrested while attempting to go to Syria for jihad: FBI

AlHayat Media Center The Colorado teen (not pictured) was charged with conspiring to help a foreign terrorist organization, which included the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The suitor apparently claimed to be fighting for ISIS.

Conley s grave intentions finally fell on federal authorities radar after a security guard reported seeing her suspiciously taking notes around the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, where a 2007 shooting occurred.

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She was interviewed in November and allegedly told an agent that she hated “those people” and “if they think I m a terrorist, I ll give them something to think I am,” The Denver Post reported.1

One month later she was interviewed again and exclaimed herself as “ready to wage jihad in a year” after undergoing military training with the army cadet program, the U.S. Army Explorers.

Colorado teen arrested while attempting to go to Syria for jihad: FBI

AlHayat Media Center Conley (not pictured) allegedly told agents that she would be ready to wage jihad in a year after training. Conley s arrest capped a roughly eight-month investigation by the FBI s Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to the documents.

Faith Bible Chapel official have been extremely security since Matthew Murray killed two missionaries opened fire at the church s Youth with a Mission Training Center in December 2007, according to The Denver Channel2.

Colorado teen arrested while attempting to go to Syria for jihad: FBI

Google Maps Street View A security guard reported seeing Conley suspiciously taking notes around the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, where a 2007 shooting occurred, and reported her to authorities leading to an investigation.

Murray continued his shooting spree by killing two more people at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs..

Church security guard shot him and he eventually took his own life.

With Sean Keane and News Wire Services

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Security Guards and Valet Parking

In Lebanon, I d say half of the population parks the cars of the other half. And when they are not parking cars, valet youngsters roam around the streets with scooter bikes reserving spots for potential customers.

You also have another sizable portion, serving as security guards for residential areas, political figures, and other big projects . Say, Saifi village, or very recently now the Sanayeh gardens1.

Imagine! Who would have thought that a garden needs a security guard? But in Lebanon all gardens (and there are maybe 3 in total with a maximum of 5 trees in them) have security guards.

But someone might ask what is the relationship between security guards and valet parking.

I have to say it took me a while to find it but here it is.

One thing this type of presence on the street do, is that it makes streets a very unfriendly and unpleasant place to be. Valet parking telling you off because you re trying to park in a spot they re trying to snatch, security guards complaining for anything they could invent on the spot just to demonstrate that they have some form of power in the most Kafkaesque of fashions.

But most importantly, these are jobs that don t produce anything socially useful, they don t promote useful communitarian values. They cultivate relations of subservience of one class to another and reinforce whatever social structure are in place to define different communities (in the case of Lebanon read as the confession).

I m not a unionist preacher, whatever that means, but Lebanese are divided socially and this is reinforced by the way streets are populated, the way streets are uninviting to any human individual who is circulating just to breath air or look around.

People are astonished that confessionalism is so deeply entrenched in Lebanon but confessionalism is in every social act you undertake from the moment you are born until the day you die (and afterwards).

And Liberalism as an economic project goes hand in hand with this type of social structure because it makes everything security sensitive which constrains people to fall back on their communities.

Marx was not wrong to think that capitalism wrecks any traditional social system and erects new classes continuously.

But liberalism which is the ideological backbone of capitalism is obsessed with security, with domestification, gentrification.

It does not care about classes in a material sense but preserves a culture of social categories.

More on this later.

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Congressman Denied Access To Child Immigrant Facility | The …

An Oklahoma Congressman who visited an Army base being used to house illegal immigrant children now wonders what the federal government is hiding after he was denied access to the facility.

There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held, Rep. Jim Bridenstine said in a statement following his visit Tuesday to Ft. Sill Army base near Lawton.

The Department of Health and Human Services has set up housing at Ft.

Sill and two other military bases Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Cali. to house thousands of unaccompanied alien children, or UACs, who were apprehended at the southern U.S. border.

Bridenstine went to Ft.

Sill to observe the conditions under which the 1,200 UACs there are living and to find out to whom they would be released.

But when he showed up at the facility, Bridenstine says he was told by a guard with a security unit which calls itself the Brown Shirts that he could not observe the children or their living conditions.

When the congressman spoke to a manager and HHS official, he was told he would have to schedule a formal visit for July 21.

Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks, Bridenstine said in his statement.

Though unable to get inside the facility, Bridenstine described its exterior.

A new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view, he said, adding that every gate is chained closed.

What are they trying to hide? Bridenstine asked. Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress?

The heavy security and limited access Bridenstine observed appears to be common at other HHS facilities.

Besides using military bases to house UACs, HHS is exploring other non-military facilities throughout the country.

Fox News reported that staffers with the Baptist Family & Children s Services, who call themselves the Brown Shirts on account of their tan t-shirts, stand watch at the Lackland camp. A counselor at the base there called the atmosphere submissive on account of the guards, who forbid contact between the immigrant children and outsiders.

And as The Daily Caller reported last month, HHS created an atmosphere of secrecy when it placed numerous restrictions on members of Congress and staffers who were invited to tour the UAC facility at Ventura County Naval Base. The agency barred attendees from speaking to the children or staff or from taking any pictures. (RELATED: Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility1)

According to the latest official figures, 52,000 UACs and 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended at the border.

That number is nearly double the flow of immigrants compared to the same time last year.

The UACs are being transported to Ft. Sill and other facilities because, rather than turning the children away at the border, U.S. immigration policy requires that they be put into the care of HHS while they await deportation proceedings.

HHS seeks relatives or sponsors for the UACs.

It is unclear what percentage of UACs are returned to their home countries.

Requests for comment submitted to HHS and to Baptist Family & Children s Services were not returned.

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