Ranchers and farmers near the U.S.-Mexico border have been finding prayer rugs on their properties in recent months, according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels who move the individuals.
The mats are pieces of carpet that those of the Muslim faith kneel on as they worship.
“There’s a lot of people coming in not just from Mexico,” the rancher said. “People, the general public, just don’t get the terrorist threats of that. That’s what’s really scary. You don’t know what’s coming across. We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal. It’s not just Mexican nationals that are coming across.”
Her comments were part of a larger conversation about how many in the region believe migrants are coming to the U.S. illegally from all over the world, not just Central America.
Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection, did not respond to multiple interview requests. But CBP’s Arizona region issued a statement on Twitter Wednesday that said agents had arrested people from across the world over the past five days.
WIBC host Tony Katz explained why he felt it was important to share the above article with his audience:
“How she describes some things might catch people as awkward, but there are two things to note: she admits that she hasn’t seen it herself, but she relays what she has seen on the ground and what border agents are seeing. It is only to the point that this whole battle to build the wall is about hating brown people, which is absolute nonsense.
Do we believe in a border? Yes or no? Do we believe we should secure the border? There is proactive lying coming from the media every single day. We can’t have an honest conversation because we can’t get honest information. Why? Because it doesn’t fit their narrative.”
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