Bowling Green terrorism case revived amidst Conway comments

The Bowling Green terrorist case was revived in the wake of a Kellyanne Conway error.
By Ian Marsh | Feb 04, 2017
The Bowling Green terrorist case was revivedin the wake of a Kellyanne Conway error.

Conway, who was speaking to MSNBC host, Chris Matthews, misspoke saying that there was a massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In reality, and Conway admitted to simply having misspoken, there was no massacre in Bowling Green. On Friday, Bowling Green officials stated that there were two Iraqi nationals who were imprisoned for suspicion of selling weapons and funding terrorists in their homeland in 2011. According to Conway, many people did not know of the case.

"I was the @bgdailynews' city editor when the Bowling Green Massacre didn't happen," responded Daniel Pike on Twitter. "We couldn't cover the Bowling Green Massacre because it didn't happen, but this newspaper has written close to 100 stories about that case."

Both of the men, namedMohanad Shareef Hammadi and Waad Ramadan Alwan, admitted to federal terrorism charges and were sent to prison with supervision for life.

"Hammadi and Alwan both admitted, in FBI interviews that followed waiver of their Miranda rights, to participation in the purported material support operations in Kentucky, and both provided the FBI details of their prior involvement in insurgent activities while living in Iraq," read a statemnt Both men believed their activities in Kentucky were supporting AQI. Alwan admitted participating in IED attacks against U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and Hammadi admitted to participating in 10 to 11 IED attacks as well as shooting at a U.S. soldier in an observation tower."

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