Omar sometimes spoke with a prophetic air, claiming that an impending war between the Christian and Muslim worlds would end America’s tenure as a superpower in one tape. In another, he tells Bashiir that “in 2016 the world is going to change after a Republican takes office. … It’s a done deal.”
The topic of attacks on U.S. soil also resurfaced Friday in other recorded discussions. Daud in one tape suggested that their emir could one day send them back into their home country. Abdirizak Warsame — a co-defendant who pleaded guilty in the case earlier this year — boasted about being able to make homemade rockets. And Farah was recorded as saying he had heard that thousands of ISIL fighters had been sent back.
“You know what they did? They acted like they were Syrian refugees,” Farah said. “In Italy, U.K., they just went with the wave.”