Kellyanne 'Conjob' Invents 'Bowling Green Massacre' To Justify Trump Immigration Ban (VIDEO)

Kellyanne ‘Conjob’ Invents ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ To Justify Trump Immigration Ban (VIDEO)

Kellyanne Conway Creates Another ‘Alternate Fact’ With ‘Bowling Green Massacre’

There is little doubt the executive order issued by Donald Trump banning travelers from seven countries has been horribly executed and wildly unpopular. But Team Trump hasn’t backed away from defending the move. And in an interview with Chris Matthews, Kellyanne Conway took it a step further by justifying the measure with an allusion to the Bowling Green Massacre by two Iraqi men. Just one problem: there’s no such thing as the Bowling Green Massacre.

When discussing the travel ban, Conway stated:

It’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green Massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.

First off, it’s not brand new information about the Obama ban since the first mention of it dates back to 2013.

Secondly, the men were not radicalized in the United States. Both men had participated in criminal actions in Iraq against American Armed Forces before they came to the U.S. They were later arrested in an FBI sting and convicted on terrorism charges.

The two men, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi and Waad Ramadan Alwan, did apparently come to the U.S. through the refugee program as background checks failed to catch their radicalized pasts. Alwan had been arrested by Iraqi authorities in 2006 as an insurgent, according to the FBI. Hammadi was sentenced to life in prison and Alwan received a forty year sentence with a life term of supervised release to follow.

But the key point here is they were convicted of attempting to provide support to extremists in Iraq, not because they carried out the mythical massacre Conway is suggesting. According to the Justice Department:

According to the charging documents, Hammadi entered the United States in July 2009, and, after first residing in Las Vegas, moved to Bowling Green.  Hammadi and Alwan were arrested on May 25, 2011, in Bowling Green on criminal complaints.  Both defendants were closely monitored by federal law enforcement authorities in the months leading up to their arrests.  Neither was charged with plotting attacks within the United States. 

Just to set the record straight, there is no such thing as the Bowling Green Massacre. Kellyanne Conway can try to scare Americans into backing the terrible policies of Donald Trump, but this is not going to work. It’s just another “alternative fact” given out by this new administration.

Here’s the video clip:

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