Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi's case is interesting because it briefly illuminates a fascinating kind of American counterterrorism-immigration operation reporters must do acrobatic yoga to avoid covering.
Often lost in the discussion of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans pouring over the southern border is that migrants from Muslim-majority countries where Islamist terrorist groups operate arrive among them almost every day. The corporate media hates talking about this. But most border-crossers show up without any identification and little vetting, giving rise to U.S. national security efforts to stifle this human traffic for fear of terrorist infiltration, a threat about which I have written extensively.
Every so often, smugglers of migrants from countries of national security concern — known in government parlance as "special interest aliens" — are caught and brought to American justice. Such was the case last week, when a federal judge in a Del Rio, Texas, courtroom empty of news reporters sentenced a Mexico-based Jordanian smuggler named Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi to three years in the federal penitentiary on a guilty plea.
The Aldairi case demonstrates why this exotic sort of human smuggling presents a national security threat to the homeland and has spawned James-Bondian foreign efforts to take other Aldairis offline.
Read the rest in The Federalist, here.