Diversity Visa Lottery Winner was ISIS Sniper Feds Say

John Binder writing at Breitbart spotted the news last week, see here.

Also, visit my previous post on Ruslan Maratovich Asainov here.

Alleged ISIS Sniper Indicted, Came to U.S. on ‘Visa Lottery’ from Kazakhstan

An alleged sniper for the Islamic State (ISIS) has been indicted, the Department of Justice announced on Thursday, years after he was able to obtain American citizenship by arriving in the United States on the “Diversity Visa Lottery.”

Another ‘new American’ terrorist?

Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, 43-years-old, was indicted in federal court on five counts of conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS; providing personnel, training, expert advice, assistance, and weapons to ISIS and ISIS fighters; as well as receiving military training from ISIS fighters.

Asainov, according to federal prosecutors, traveled to Istanbul, Turkey in December 2013 with the intention of going on to Syria to fight for ISIS. After arriving in Syria, Asainov is accused of joining ISIS by becoming a sniper for the terrorist organization.

While sniping for ISIS, Asainov moved up the ranks within the terrorist organization and was put in charge of training newcomer ISIS fighters. Asainov is also accused of trying to recruit other terrorist sympathizers living in the U.S. to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS.


Asainov’s traveling to Syria to allegedly snipe for ISIS came 14 years after he was first allowed to legally immigrate to the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery program — which randomly gives out about 55,000 visas every year to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorist problems such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.


Since 2005, Breitbart News reported, more than half a million foreign nationals have come to the U.S. by randomly winning the Visa Lottery, bringing with them a chain migration of five million foreign nationals since 1994, according to researchers at the Center for Immigration Studies.


See all of my previous posts on the (insane!) Diversity Visa Lottery here at ‘Frauds and Crooks‘ and here at a special category for the lottery at Refugee Resettlement Watch.

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2 thoughts on “Diversity Visa Lottery Winner was ISIS Sniper Feds Say

  1. I think profiles must be posted online on all VISA Lottery Winners from now on, “refugees” and “asylees”, and they must updated AT LEAST annually as to how they are currently fulfilling their American dreams.

    The GIFT of American Citizenship is at the behest of the forced generosity, via taxation, of the American people. I believe we should be fully able to follow our investments to make sure they are taking the necessary actions to becoming full fledged and participating American citizens, and not a OUTLAW TERRORISTS & CRIMINALS.

    Like I said before, it would seem that a whole lot of them come to America with a How to Scam America Handbook They are very good at it and we are light years behind putting an end to their endless ongoing scams.

    If they need to be assigned Parole style Officers, so be it.

    1. Not only do we not know what they make of themselves, we have absolutely no clue where they go once on American soil. Refugees are not tracked—even refugees who have been put on TB meds (no one knows where they go or if they stay on their meds)! Well, we do find out where some of them go after they have committed a crime.

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