Liberal Media Chooses to Hide the Facts on ICE Raids

The ultra-partisan, Trump-hating media wants you as an American to feel racist if you are quizzical about anything to do with immigration, legal or illegal, in this country. Your questions about ICE raids will be answered by liberal opponents as “racist” in nature or “non-inclusive.”

Before Donald Trump’s election in 2016, most Americans chose to sit on the sidelines and avoid the name-calling and hysterical scene their own opinion might bring. No one wanted to be labeled “intolerant” or “not compassionate.” It was best to just let things be.

That has all changed as the president has ignored the name-callers and brought an agenda for legal immigration to the American people while taking the heat himself from the left. He ignores their pathetic pandering to expand their voting ranks by exploiting an otherwise silent majority. The mission of the left is to destroy lives and reputations to get what they want.

Last month, there was a little-seen story that reached the wire services. It provides a clear indication of the left’s ambitions and the media’s alliance with their ideology. The story unreported involved an ICE raid on a number of 7-11 convenience stores throughout the country. The agents proceeded to arrest dozens of these stores owners.

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ICE raid.

Now why would these “racist” law enforcement agents do such a thing to these poor, “innocent” shop-owners? They are being harassed for no good reason by Trump’s thugs, right?

Here are the facts:

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The Department of Homeland Security, along with DEA officials, made arrests in four states; 60 arrests to be precise. So far, 35 have been indicted by a federal grand jury, with federal conspiracy charges for money laundering, distributing controlled substances and trafficking contraband cigarettes.

Here’s what your mass media did not want you to know. They all but censored this information from Americans. The list of those indicted is very telling:

Mohammed Almuttan, aka Abu Ali, 35, St. Louis, MO

Rami Almuttan, aka Abu Louay, 33, St. Louis, MO

Hisham Mutan, aka Abu Mohamed, 41, St. Louis, MO
Saddam Mutan, aka Abu Ali, 24, St. Louis, MO
Mazin Abdelsalam, aka Abu Mohammad, 38, St. Louis, MO
Najeh Muhana, aka Abu Yazan, 41, Fairview, NJ
Fares Muhana, aka Abu Yamama, 40, Cliffside Park, NJ
Ayoub Qaiymah, aka Abu Faysal, 23, Richmond, VA
Naser Abid, 23, Chicago, IL
Yadgar Barzanji, aka Abu Siver, 47, St. Louis, MO
Wafaa Alwan, 50, St. Louis, MO
Ahmed Abuali, aka Bazilla, 31, North Bergen, NJ
Mohammed Kayed, aka Mohammed Fayez, 21, Clifton, NJ
Momen Abuali, 20, Little Ferry, NJ
Firat Sevindik, 42, Cliffside Park, NJ
Mohammed Mustafa, 30, North Bergen, NJ
Mohammad Karashqah, Abu Yazid, 47, North Bergen, NJ
Fayez Sheikha, 46, Mishawaka, IN
Jihad Shihadeh, Abu Malik, 58, Chicago Ridge, IL
Ismael Abadi, 57, Carol Stream, IL
Abed Hamed, Abed Fawzan, 39, Greenville, NC
Maher Hamed, Abu Alazara, 33, Swansea, IL
Abdel Adi, 25, Oak Lawn, IL
Muhanad Khatib, Abu Alamin, 36, Chicago, IL
Eyad Awad, 38, Chicago, IL
Ismael Mustafa, 60, Kankakee, IL
Hayder Al Fatli, 40, St. Louis, MO
Kutlay Guvener, 35, Chicago, IL
Saad Al Mallak, 30, Dittmer, MO
Hassan Abdelatif, 29, Collinsville, IL
Mahajir Naz, 32, St. Louis, MO
Talal Abuajaj, 23, St. Louis, MO
Basem Hamdan, aka Abu Ramiz, 57, St. Louis, MO
Zainal Saleh, 29, St. Louis, MO and
Ibrahim Awad, 39, St. Louis, MO

Every single one of these men indicted is Muslim. For those who are too politically correct to see past their own noses, this is what is called national security risks to all American citizens. No, it is not a violation of “non-inclusiveness,” it is criminal aliens invading our soil in many of these cases.

Twenty of these men are being held on a charge of “immigration detention,” which translates to “suspected illegal aliens.” This is a major story, but the nation’s wire services, including the Associated Press, chose not to inform you of the details. That would not be “inclusive.”

Was this simply a one-time situation? No, it is the latest in a continuing series of Muslim-owned convenience store criminal enterprises. They may be in your neighborhood right now. All 11 of the stores raided were Muslim-operated.

Americans have grown tired of the standard “progressive” answer to ICE raids like this. “All Muslims are not criminals.” Yes, that is true. But to utilize political correctness to appear “sensitive” and “enlightened” is a dangerous trend.

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ICE raids.

President Trump is showing himself to be a leader. Instead of pandering to votes by appearing “sensitive” to these people’s so-called rights, he is taking action to protect all American citizens. If it costs him votes, so be it.

That is the kind of leader this country has been searching for since Ronald Reagan said what he meant. Votes or no votes.

And there is a for liberals who blame these raids on Donald Trump. By not bothering to cover any such raid, the biased media didn’t report that these ICE raids were planned a long time ago.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014," was published in July, 2014. "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Presidential Election in History," was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.