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  • Man who saved 200 in Westgate al Shabaab attack kills two gunmen

    07/03/2017 1:50:58 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    The Star, Kenya ^ | 3 July 17 | Unattributed
    A former Royal Marine awarded the George Cross for saving hundreds of people during the Westgate Mall terror raid has killed two people after being ambushed in Kenya. Dominic Troulan, 54, was shot twice in the leg during the attack in Nairobi after gunmen riding on a motorbike attacked him. The veteran, who spent 30 years in the military before retiring as a major, became the first civilian to win the George Cross in decades for his bravery during the 2013 mall siege in Nairobi. At least 67 people were murdered in the attac but Troulan saved the lives of...
  • Ohio State attacker praised ex-Al Qaeda leader as 'hero' online, sources say

    11/29/2016 8:40:58 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2016
    The man who plowed a car into a crowd at Ohio State University before stabbing several pedestrians with a butcher knife on Monday is said to have referred to American-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as a “hero” on his social media accounts. Law enforcement sources told Fox News on Tuesday that the reference of al-Awlaki on Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s social media accounts is “deeply concerning” because it could suggest he was self-radicalized before launching the attack. While a motive has not been confirmed, authorities are looking into whether the car-and-knife attack by the Somali-born student was an anti-U.S. terrorist attack.
  • Mogadishu: Al Shabaab militants claim hotel attack in Somalia that leaves at least 15 dead

    06/26/2016 4:20:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | 6-25-16
    At least 15 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab militants, police said. The death toll includes guards, civilians and militants. The assault was led by a suicide attacker driving a car laden with explosives The attack began at 4:30 pm (11:30 pm AEST) with a powerful blast followed by heavy gunfire, an AFP journalist and a witness said. The Naasa Hablood hotel in southern Mogadishu is often used by politicians and members of the Somali diaspora visiting the city.
  • US Airstrike Kills 150 Al-Shabaab Militants 1 Year After Terror Group Slaughtered 150 Students

    03/08/2016 9:26:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/08/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A major U.S. airstrike has reportedly killed more than 150 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, the Pentagon confirmed, nearly a year after the Islamic terror group slaughtered almost 150 Christian students in Kenya. "We know they were going to be departing the camp and they posed an imminent threat to U.S. and [African Union] forces," spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said, according to BBC News. "Initial assessments are that more than 150 terrorist fighters were eliminated," he added. The strikes targeted Raso Camp, which is located 120 miles from the capital of Mogadishu, and has been under surveillance for some time now....
  • Kenyan Muslim who shielded Christians in al-Shabab attack dies

    01/21/2016 6:11:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 January 2016
    A Muslim teacher who shielded Christian fellow passengers when their bus was attacked by Islamist militants has died in surgery to treat his bullet wound. Salah Farah was on a bus traveling through Mandera in Kenya when it was attacked by al-Shabab in December. The attackers told the Muslims and Christians to split up, but he was among Muslim passengers who refused. A bullet hit Mr. Farah and almost a month on, he died in hospital in the capital, Nairobi. ...
  • Somali government bans Christmas celebrations

    The government of Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the Muslim country, saying the festivities "have nothing to do with Islam." "We warn against celebration of Christmas, which is only for Christians," Sheikh Mohamed Kheyrow, director of Somalia’s ministry of religion, said on state radio. "This is a matter of faith. The Christmas holiday and its drum beatings have nothing to with Islam." He said the ministry has sent letters to the police, national security intelligence and officials in the capital Mogadishu instructing them to "prevent Christmas celebrations." The announcement had echoes of Islamist...
  • Muslims shield Christians when Al-Shabaab attacks bus in Kenya

    12/22/2015 9:01:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/22/2015 | By AnnieRose Ramos
    Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets. But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn't go according to plan. A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they were prepared to die together. The Muslim passengers, who were mostly women, told the Islamic militants to kill them all or leave them alone, witnesses said. The bus was headed to the city of Mandera, near the border with Somalia and Ethiopia. The journey is such a security risk that most buses...
  • Minnesota Man Who Urged Jihad Surrenders In Somalia

    12/08/2015 3:32:04 AM PST · by smartyaz · 16 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota man charged with recruiting terrorists is in custody in Africa. A State Department spokesperson tells WCCO Muhammed Abdullah Hassan, known as Mujahid Miski online, turned himself in Somalia. The Roosevelt High School graduate returned to his native Somalia after high school in 2008, pledging allegiance to terrorist group Al-Shabab. When Paris endured its first round of terrorism this year at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office, most were condemning the acts. But via twitter, this young Minnesotan was praising the act. Officials say a Roosevelt High School grad, the young man known as *Miski* has been...
  • Al Shabaab militants swear allegiance to ISIS

    11/08/2015 4:07:29 PM PST · by Fali_G · 6 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 11/08/15 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS has released a video purportedly showing a group of Al Shabaab militants switching allegiance from Al Qaeda and pledging loyalty to the Islamic State. The video, obtained by The Foreign Desk, shows several dozen young fighters sitting together with one jihadi issuing a call to all Muslims, but specifically the ‘Mujahideen in Somalia,’ to join the ‘khilafah,’ or army of the Islamic State. He praises Abdiqadir Mumin, a charismatic preacher who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State last month, in the first such move by the Somali terror group, which aligned itself with Al Qaeda in 2012. At the...
  • The Cunning Passageways of TWA Flight 800: An Unauthorized History

    07/07/2010 9:13:18 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 25 replies
    New English Review ^ | July 1, 2010 A.D. | Christopher S. Carson
    Six months ago, authorities seized a cargo plane in Bangkok that contained 35 tons of North Korean military weapons. These included versions of the Chinese HN-5 “man-portable air defense system,” or MANPADS. The MANPADS were being shipped to Iran. The HN-5 — a copy of the Soviet SA-7— is less capable than the MANPADS Iran produces on its own. Why, you ask, would Iran be importing more primitive missiles than the ones it already makes? The only conceivable answer is that Iran was planning to provide North Korean missiles to Iran’s proxy terrorist groups, to gain plausible deniability in case...
  • Somalia terror group Al Shabaab 'to pledge allegiance to ISIS' in terrifying expansion of Caliphate

    07/10/2015 7:00:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2015 | Mohamed Odowa
    Somali terror group Al-Shabaab could soon scrap its allegiance to Al-Qaeda and pledge loyalty to rivals ISIS instead, MailOnline has learned. Islamic State invited the east-African jihadi group to join forces with them through a propaganda video released in March - urging it to wage jihad on neighbouring Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Now Al-Shabaab members and sources within the Somali army suggest the invitation will be accepted and the group - which commands around 9,000 fighters - will soon extend ISIS's self-proclaimed caliphate to east-Africa. The decision comes at a time when many of Al-Shabaab's local and foreign leaders are...
  • The Texas Terror Connection To Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison’s Minneapolis District

    05/05/2015 9:08:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 5 May 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    An Islamist radical recruited to Somalia from Minneapolis inspired the would-be “Texas Terror” killers, who were gunned down in Garland, Texas Sunday night by a sharp-shooting law enforcement officer before they could carry out their mass-murder plot at an art exhibit sponsored by First Amendment heroine Pamela Geller. It’s just the latest example of how and why Minneapolis—and specifically the congressional district of Muslim Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) —has become ground zero for the threat to the United States from Islamist terror groups such as ISIS and Al-Shabaab. ... The terrorist threat emanates from the Minneapolis neighborhood known as...
  • It's time for brothers in the U.S. to do their part: American jihadi allegedly called for attack

    05/03/2015 11:13:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/4/15 | Kieran Corcoran
    'It's time for brothers in the U.S. to do their part': American jihadi allegedly called for attack on Texas Muhammad drawing contest An American jihadi allegedly called for a copycat Charlie Hebdo shooting at a Texas 'draw Muhammad' event more than a week before it was attacked by two gunmen. Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, a 25-year-old fighter with the Al Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia, is thought to have posted messages urging violence against the event in the city of Garland, pre-empting the eventual attack. The two armed men were shot dead by security after they opened fire outside the Muhammad...
  • Sudan’s al-Bashir set to extend 25-year reign despite war crimes charges, insurgencies

    04/12/2015 9:04:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015 10:44 AM EDT | (Maggie Michael)
    Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the world’s only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges, is expected to win a landslide victory in elections this week, extending a 25-year reign in which the country has endured multiple insurgencies and the secession of the oil-rich south. Despite Sudan’s seemingly perpetual unrest, al-Bashir survived the 2011 Arab Spring. His ruling party dominates the parliament and local councils, and the massive security apparatus has left the once-vibrant opposition a husk of its former self. Al-Bashir has ruled the country since taking power in a 1989 coup, but billboards across Khartoum showing him in traditional robes...
  • Obama goes birther with 'Kenya' jab

    03/18/2015 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama, keynote speaker at the 130th annual Gridiron event. President Obama took advantage of his unchallenged podium at the 130th annual Gridiron Club dinner to sideswipe the likes of Gov. Scott Walker, conservative former neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly – as well as those who question the truth about his birth certificate. Early in the presentation, Obama thanked Clarence Page, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, for his years of friendship, saying they go “way back,” various media reported. And that’s when Obama made his first snipe at those who still wonder at...
  • Kenya: Laughing Muslims taunted Christians as they massacred them... [Revelation 12]

    04/04/2015 7:08:05 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | APRIL 4, 2015 | ROBERT SPENCER
    “We have come to be kill and be killed,” the Muslims screamed out as they shot the Christians. Where did they get the idea to scream out something like that? From the Qur’an: “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (9:111) Not that this has anything to do with Islam! Piles of bodies and pools of blood running down the corridors: survivors of the Kenya university massacre described how laughing gunmen taunted their victims amid scenes...
  • One Kenya university attacker identified as son of local official

    04/05/2015 6:17:30 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies
    xinhua ^ | 2015-04-05 20:17:32
    NAIROBI, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan authorities on Sunday revealed the identity of one of the terrorists who attacked Garisa University college on Thursday. The spokesman in the Ministry of Interior Mwenda Njoka named Abdirahim Abdullahi, the son of a Mandera chief, as one of the four terrorist. He was also a law graduate from the University of Nairobi. Abdullahi was positively identified by family and friends. He disappeared from Kenya in 2013 and his family and security officials suspected he had joined the Al-Shabaab.
  • Obama vows to stand 'hand in hand' with Kenya after massacre

    04/04/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 4/3/15 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama called Kenya's leader and vowed to stand "hand-in-hand" with its government and people Friday, as they reel from an Islamist attack that killed 148 university students and security officers. "Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men and women were brazenly and brutally massacred," Obama said.
  • Kenya: Extremists vow more attacks; president responds

    04/04/2015 2:29:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people. "Kenyan cities will run red with blood," said al-Shabab according to the SITE intelligence monitoring group. The Islamic militants said the attack on Garissa college was in retaliation for killings carried out by Kenyan troops fighting the rebels in Somalia. "No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath," said al-Shabab.
  • Kenyans Blame Corrupt Government for Escalating al-Shabaab Violence

    04/04/2015 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Time ^ | April 4, 2015 | Abigail Higgins/Garissa, Kenya
    When al-Shabaab militants stormed University College of Garissa early on Thursday morning no one knew that by the end of the day 148 would be dead, constituting Kenya’s deadliest terrorist attack in 17 years. What most Kenyans did know is that they had lost faith in their government’s ability to keep Kenya safe from al-Shabaab’s increasingly deadly presence. Since 2011, it is estimated that more than 300 people have been killed by terrorist attacks in Kenya. “This is an issue of security and the government. It’s not an issue that is starting now—it’s been an issue that has been going...