- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says terrorism-related arrests vindicate his stance against Syrian refugees.

Walker tweeted Friday asking if people still wonder why he raised concerns about ensuring that Syrian refugees coming into Wisconsin are safe. He included a link to a story about the arrests.

Authorities arrested two men with ties to the Islamic State in California and Texas on Thursday. One of them, Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, is accused of traveling to Syria to fight. According to court documents, he came to the United States from Syria as a refugee. While living in Arizona and Wisconsin he communicated on social media about wanting to return to Syria to fight for terrorists and discussed fighting against the regime there in the past.

Three of Al-Jayab’s relatives were arrested in Milwaukee on Thursday.

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