Learning Lessons from Jihad Jane

We haven’t gotten around to noting the case involving Nada Nadim Prouty (a/k/a Nadia Nadim Al Aouar) dubbed Jihad Jane by the New York Post. The story is a bombshell, though it has received minimal news coverage. Why might that be?
It involved an Arab woman who first entered the United States from Lebanon on a visa that she overstayed. She subsequently acquired American citizenship through a sham marriage. Having secured citizenshp fraudulently, she went to work for the FBI and the CIA, passing background checks and acquiring security clearances with the greatest of ease. And she did not let them go to waste. She used them on behalf of her sister and brother-in-law, Michigan-based tax cheats and Hezbollah supporters, now on the lam with their friends back in Lebanon. Steven Emerson usefully summarizes the case here.
Prouty has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, unauthorized computer access and fraudulently obtaining citizenship; the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced the plea in a press release last week. The press release notes her employment by the CIA and the FBI as well as her work as an apparent Hezbollah mole. In the latest installment of the story reported by the New York Post, Prouty’s husband is revealed to be a State Department officer.
The lack of interest in the story is hard to understand. You might alsmost think that major news organization don’t take national security seriously. Among those who not only take the story seriously, but who are trying to draw appropriate lessons from the case, are Debbie Schlussel, Douglas Farah, and Michelle Malkin.
Via Michelle Malkin.
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