Iraqi Man Accused of Bombing, Murder Gets 5 Years in Prison on Weapons Charges

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An unrelated display of rifles.

The Iraqi refugee who's accused of killing a man in Maricopa and planting a bomb at a Social Security Administration office in Casa Grande was sentenced to five years in prison on federal weapons charges.

Abdullatif Aldosary still faces state charges related to the murder and the bombing.

Abdullatif Aldosary.
The weapons charges stem from a search warrant executed at Aldosary's home in Coolidge after he was linked to the Casa Grande bombing in November 2012. No one was injured in the blast, but Aldosary's motive still hasn't been made public.

Months after Aldosary's arrest, a source informed New Times that Aldosary was suspected in a murder that occurred just a few days before the bombing.

Orlando Requena, 26, was working the overnight shift at Arizona Grain in Maricopa on November 27 when a man in a ski mask approached him about 2:30 a.m. and shot him dead. Aldosary, who also worked there at one point, was charged in that murder about a month after New Times reported the allegation.

No motive has been revealed in the killing, either, but Aldosary's story -- which we've told before -- is certainly bizarre.

Republican Congressman Paul Gosar lashed out at the federal government after the bombing, asking why a "known terrorist" was allowed to live in his district. It was later revealed that Gosar's staff attempted to help Aldosary obtain a green card the year prior.

Aldosary was not actually a "known terrorist," but his application had been denied because, according to legislation passed by Congress, Aldosary had "engaged in terrorism activity," government officials told New Times.

Aldosary's "terrorism activity" was his involvement in a 1991 uprising against the regime of Saddam Hussein, which was egged on by the U.S. government under President George H.W. Bush.

The Department of Homeland Security just recently created an exemption under that immigration law for Iraqis who participated in those uprisings over a one-month period. Government officials said that Aldosary met this exemption, and his green-card case was re-opened in the weeks after the bombing (not that it's going to do him any good now).

Court and police records indicate that Aldosary also had a bizarre history locally. Aldosary did a few months in prison several years ago in a harassment case, which at one point involved him sending "sexually explicit photographs" to co-workers at a construction company who had a restraining order against him.

In another incident from a few years back, we stumbled across a police blotter entry in the Casa Grande Dispatch, which alleged that Aldosary "displayed pornographic pictures and struck a man" at a gym in Casa Grande.

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DonkeyHotay topcommenter

What part of " ... Shall NOT Be Infringed" don't these gun-grabbers comprehend ??



A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Did the framers envision the current state of armaments? By logical extension of your argument, are you suggesting we allow anyone who can afford them to own, say, an M1-A Abrams tank, full-auto 50 cal machine guns with armor piercing anti-material rounds, anti-personnel mines, C-4 explosives and drones to protect their 1/5 acre plot in suburbia?  

Heck, why stop there? Why not allow civilian use of fission and thermonuclear devices? After all, the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction certainly works for nation states. Why not use it to keep your neighbors in line? 

Is there an Armament you would not infringe upon?   

State of the art 1795


DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@TickledPink  ... what part of "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" don't you comprehend?

The "state of the art in 1795" was sufficiently powerful enough to overthrow the MOST POWERFUL EMPIRE at the time.

What would it take to overthrow the current superpower?

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