Matt Drudge is headlining a Washington Examiner story by Paul Bedard that should have been part of the roll-out of Trump's Executive Order on immigration:
Report: 72 convicted of terrorism from 'Trump 7' mostly Muslim countries
Since 9/11, 72 individuals from the seven mostly Muslim countries covered by President Trump's "extreme vetting" executive order have been convicted of terrorism, bolstering the administration's immigration ban.
According to a report out Saturday, at least 17 claimed to be refugees from those nations, three came in as "students," and 25 eventually became U.S. citizens.
The Center for Immigration Studies calculated the numbers of convicted terrorists from the Trump Seven:
— Somalia: 20
— Yemen: 19
— Iraq: 19
— Syria: 7
— Iran: 4
— Libya: 2
Clicking through to the report from CIS and their Excel spreadsheet, we see that "convicted of terrorism" is meant as an assessment, or informed conclusion - e.g., some of the people were convicted of "18/1028 (fraud/theft of identity documents)" or "false statements" and received probation or time served. Others had long sentences for material support to terrorist organizations, which is more clearly terrorism.
Also, die-hard critics of the Trump order will note that there are a lot of Somalis and al-Shabaab supporters, but no ISIS. (I'm trying to think like Rachel Maddow here, so please feel my pain.)
Well. Why we are reading this now and not weeks ago is a puzzle; it should have been part of the roll-out package. That might have avoided statement like this (back to the Wash Ex):
In dismissing the Trump executive order, San Francisco's Ninth Circuit court of appeals said, "The government has pointed to no evidence...that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States."
Of course, taken literally this report does not refute this claim - at a quick read-through, none of these people were convicted of actual attacks. Would supporting terror groups or plotting attacks have impressed these judges, or were they looking for an actual body count? Who knows?