Iraqi Refugee, Terrorist Sympathizer Sentenced For Firearm Possession

A citizen of Iraq who entered the United States as a refugee

Evo A. DeConcini Federal Courthouse
Evo A. DeConcini Federal Courthouse [Photo by GSA]

A terrorist sympathizer, Duraid Hussein, was sentenced on May 7, 2019, by a federal judge to 54 months in prison after being convicted by a federal jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm in December 2018.

Hussein is a citizen of Iraq who entered the United States as a refugee. Since entering the United States, Hussein has had multiple contacts with law enforcement for violent acts, including a May 2017 conviction for aggravated assault.

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in July 2017, Hussein sold a stolen firearm to another individual. As a convicted felon, Hussein is not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition.

During the investigation, according to the DOJ, Hussein watched extremist propaganda videos on the Internet, and was heard making statements about being called to fight the Jihad.

Hussein is subject to removal from the United States upon his release from prison.


  1. Remove him, Yea Ya better, but why wait and feed this horriable person for 54 months on American tax dollors?
    Why wasnt he removed at the first offence ? Whats wrong with our laws Remove him now and forever period .

  2. I believe that he came over during the Nobama administration, which let thousands of extremists come over without any back ground checks. Chalk one more to his legacy: Fast and furious, arab uprising, Bengazi…….etc..etc..

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