Conway Cited KY ‘Massacre’ That Didn’t Happen

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President Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway referred to a fake Kentucky massacre to defend Trump’s travel ban to seven majority-Muslim countries, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. Speaking with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Conway justified the ban by saying that two Iraqi refugees were the “masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre.” She said, “I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre.”

The “massacre” didn’t get covered because it didn’t happen. There has never been a terrorist attack in Bowling Green. Conway was referring to a 2011 incident in which two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green were indicted for having ties to improvised explosive device attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq. The two men, 25-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi and 31-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan, both pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges. Hammadi was sentenced to life in federal prison, while Alwan was sentenced to 31 to 40 years in prison. (Conway tweeted today that she meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists.”)


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