Why don’t they just admit we are under a systemized attack?

Federal agents in Sacramento made a “national security” arrest Thursday.

Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, is being charged with allegedly making a false statement involving international terrorism, according to the Department of Justice. The arrest of Al-Jayab is connected to another arrest in the Houston area.

“Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab allegedly traveled overseas to fight alongside terrorist organizations and lied to U.S. authorities about his activities,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin. “The National Security Division’s highest priority is protecting the nation from terrorism, and we will continue to hold accountable those who seek to join or aid the cause of terrorism, whether at home or abroad.”

The Department of Justice said Al-Jayab allegedly traveled to Syria to “take up arms with terrorist organizations and concealed that conduct from immigration authorities.”

Al-Jayab is being held at the Sacramento County Jail. The Department of Justice said he is not a threat to public safety.

“While he represented a potential safety threat, there is no indication that he planned any acts of terrorism in this country,” said United States attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

In response to the Houston area arrest, Governor Greg Abbott released a statement, which reads in part: “I applaud the FBI for today’s arrest of this dangerous subject.  However, this is precisely why I called for a halt to refugees entering the U.S. from countries substantially controlled by terrorists.”

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said in a statement that he is certain today’s arrests prevented a future terror event.

“I applaud the thorough law enforcement investigation that resulted in this arrest,” Patrick said. “Based on the facts, as we know them, today’s action may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event in the making and saved countless lives.”