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  • Closed Church gets New Life as Islamic Center (Yes, that's the headline)

    06/29/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 37 replies
    Winona Daily News (Minnesota) ^ | June 29, 2014 | AP Staffer
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the oldest Catholic churches in St. Paul had to close down because of a dwindling congregation, but it's been given new life as an Islamic community center. The Church of St. John parish, built in 1886, closed in 2013. It reopened Friday as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (http://bit.ly/1z0o5In ). "There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space," center spokesman Feisal M. Elmi said. The former church held...
  • Allegations of Voter Fraud in MN DFL Primary

    Absentee voting started Friday, six weeks ahead of primary elections. Already there are strong allegations of voter fraud. The attorney for Phyllis Kahn says he got word Thursday night; there might be hundreds of people who are registering and voting using an address that's not their home. Absentee voting kicked-off Friday morning in a hotly contested democratic primary race for the state house between incumbent Phyllis Kahn and Mohamud Noor. Brian Rice, attorney for the Phyllis Kahn Volunteer Committee, claims there's voter fraud. "I think there is a coordinated effort to use this address to bring voters into the DFL...
  • Rise in Female Genital Mutilation, Inspectors Find Entire School Classes Victims ( Sweden )

    06/20/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | M.E. Synon
    School health services in the small Swedish city of Norrköping have found 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) among schoolgirls since March, with evidence of mutilation found in all 30 girls in one class, 28 of the most severe form. In Sweden, where the EU’s Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) says that FGM “is considered to be a serious problem,” the law enables genital examination of children to be carried out without parents’ consent. ... FGM became widespread in Sweden in the early and mid-1990s with the influx of Somali migrants
  • Teen Stowaway Speaks About Trip, Mom

    06/18/2014 8:34:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    abc news ^ | Jun 18 2014
    A teenager who survived a flight to Hawaii as a stowaway in the plane's wheel well said he hopped on the closest flight that was going west in an effort to find his birth mom and can't believe he survived the journey. Yahya Abdi, 15, spoke over Google Chat to KPIX-5 in his first public comments since his improbable survival during the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Maui in April. The interview was reported on Tuesday night. Yahya, a Somali immigrant, ran away from his Santa Clara home and hopped a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport....
  • Flashback: Failed Somali pirate prosecution fuels terror trial fears

    06/17/2014 4:08:48 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2014 | Josh Gerstein
    The failed prosecution of an alleged Somali pirate — and the fact that that failure could leave him living freely, and permanently, inside U.S. borders — is highlighting anew the risks of trying terror suspects in American courts. Just a few weeks ago, Ali Mohamed Ali was facing the possibility of a mandatory life sentence in a 2008 shipjacking off the coast of Yemen — an incident much like the one dramatized in the film “Captain Phillips.” Now, the Somali native is in immigration detention in Virginia and seeking permanent asylum in the United States.
  • FBI: Somalis leaving Minnesota to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria

    06/03/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 6/3/14 | KMSP
    The FBI says more Somali travelers have left Minnesota, possibly to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria. Investigators believe Somalis who left to fight against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria were motivated by radical ideology, not nationalism. The FBI asking the Somali community in the Twin Cities for more information on anyone who may have left to fight overseas. If you know anyone who is planning to and/or has traveled to a foreign country for armed combat or who is being recruited for such activities, please contact www.fbi.gov/fttips or call (763) 569-8020. All information will be kept completely...
  • Teen stowaway won’t be charged after wheel well flight to Hawaii

    04/23/2014 4:34:22 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 37 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    A teenage stowaway who survived a five-hour flight to Hawaii in the landing gear of an airplane won’t face federal charges, officials said Monday. He apparently didn’t even know where the flight was going. “This was not something he planned out,” said Special Agent Tom Simon, an FBI spokesman in Honolulu. “My impression is that he ran for the first flight he saw.” The 16-year-old was running away from his home in Santa Clara, Calif., and scaled a perimeter fence at San Jose International Airport early Sunday before entering a wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767, authorities said....
  • Hodges' 1st 100 days: Building relationships, slowly and steadily ( Somali Muslims in MN )

    04/09/2014 12:59:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | April 7, 2014 | MAYA RAO
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges .. hours after she lost the Southwest light-rail vote, she visited a Somali mall on E. 24th Street in a blue hijab, accompanied by her Somali liaison, Abdirahman Muse. Hodges’ office said she is fulfilling many of the promises she put forth in a 100-day plan for the Somali community, including asking the city attorney for a review of small business regulations. In an upstairs room, Somali shopkeepers praised her for showing up, and poured out their concerns through translators, telling her they needed more space to park, more opportunities for idle youth, and more Somali...
  • Burka escape: Teenager arrested over terror suspect disappearance

    04/03/2014 1:47:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 April 2014
    A 17-year-old boy has been arrested over the disappearance of a terror suspect, who absconded after changing into a burka at a London mosque. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who is still missing, escaped from government minders in November while subject to an order restricting his movements. Mr Mohamed had been linked to Somali militant group al-Shabab. The 17-year-old was arrested on on suspicion of conspiring with another to breach a so-called TPim order. Scotland Yard said he had been taken to a south London police station where he remained in custody.
  • Somali Muslim Migrants Protest Welfare Reform in Maine

    01/13/2014 12:37:46 PM PST · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | january 12, 2014 | daniel greenfeild
    Maine’s Somali Muslim settler problem is growing worse with gang violence and welfare abuse threatening the state. Governor LePage’s efforts to make Maine’s generous benefits system less attractive to Somali Muslim migrants who have swarmed the state seeking taxpayer handouts has led to protests from those same Somali Muslims.
  • Study Links Autism and Somalis in Minneapolis

    12/17/2013 1:13:29 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Dec 2013 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    A long-awaited study has confirmed the fears of Somali residents in Minneapolis that their children suffer from higher rates of a disabling form of autism compared with other children there. The study — by the University of Minnesota, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the research and advocacy group Autism Speaks — found high rates of autism in two populations: About one Somali child in 32 and one white child in 36 in Minneapolis were on the autism spectrum. The national average is one child in 88, according to Coleen A. Boyle, who directs the C.D.C.’s Center on...
  • Illegal Somali Islamist Rapes Dead Swedish Woman -Sweden Won’t Deport Him

    12/08/2013 10:43:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 12/8/2013 | Janna Brock
    Sweden is in full surrender to sharia, dying for its apathy and accommodation to the horrors of Islam. According to authorities, a 34-year-old Somali Islamist, who violently raped a dying Swedish woman and continued to rape her dead body, will not be deported. On September 27th, 2013 the man in question, along with another man, violated a Swedish woman in a garage in Stockholm. The woman slipped into an unconscious state during the attack, but was not dead at the beginning of the attack. She was actively dying, no doubt due to the extreme trauma she was under. However, she...
  • Somali MP wants Canadian parents to keep close eye on youths: radicalized by extreme imams

    11/24/2013 6:28:55 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 24/11/13 | Stewart Bell
    A senior Somali government official wants Canadians to pay closer attention to youths to make sure they are not being influenced by radical preachers trying to lure them into taking up arms in his country. Abdurahman Adan Ibrahim, a Member of Parliament and former Deputy Prime Minister, flew to Toronto last week to accompany a fellow MP who was badly wounded in an Al-Shabab suicide bombing in Mogadishu. In an interview, Mr. Ibrahim, a member of his government’s foreign relations committee, said several Somali-Canadians had joined Al-Shabab and that someone had radicalized them and financed their travel... the Canadians should...
  • Britney Spears' Music Used by British Navy to Scare Off Somali Pirates

    10/30/2013 1:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 29 October 2013 | Tim Jonze
    'As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,' says merchant naval officerIn an excellent case of "here's a sentence you won't read every day", Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates. According to reports, Britney's hits, including Oops! I Did It Again and Baby One More Time, are being employed by British naval officers in an attempt to scare off pirates along the east coast of Africa. Perhaps nothing else – not guns, not harpoons – is quite as intimidating as the sound...
  • Somalis in America Sympathize with Somali Pirates, Not Americans

    10/26/2013 9:37:24 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | October 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Clearly this is a problem that only can be solved with more Somali settlers moving out of the Midwest and into coastal states. And then Americans can finally experience Somali piracy without going anywhere near Africa.These people are not Americans. They have no interest in being Americans. Somalis living in Knoxville — and across the country — are anxious about the new negativity being circulated around the world by the actions of a few. The forecast isn’t getting any easier. No other groups gets this treatment. This “backlash whining” in front of every story and after every crime. Now talking...
  • Kenya mall attack suspect identified as Norwegian-Somali

    10/18/2013 12:40:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    cbs ^ | 10-18-13 | cbs
    NAIROBI, Kenya Almost one month after gunmen attacked an upscale mall in Kenya, one of them has been identified as a Norwegian-Somali, officials told The Associated Press Friday, as charred body parts taken from a collapsed portion of the shopping center awaited forensics analysis to determine if they were the remains of the assailants. The suspect was identified as Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, the first time officials have confirmed having a real name of one of possibly four attackers from the Somali militant group al-Shabab who stormed the mall on Sept. 21. Norwegian tax records show a Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow was...
  • Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before

    09/23/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Brian Ross
    Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before Sept. 22, 2013 By BRIAN ROSS, JAMES GORDON MEEK and MEGAN CHUCHMACH Brian Ross More from Brian » ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Home> Investigative Unit Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before Sept. 22, 2013 By BRIAN ROSS, JAMES GORDON MEEK and MEGAN CHUCHMACH Brian Ross More from Brian » ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent The same group that claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan mall this weekend that has claimed at least 62 lives has previously recruited dozens of Americans to join their...
  • (MN) Woman Guilty of Perjury in Case of Somali Fighters

    08/29/2013 1:12:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/29/13 | Scott Theisen /AP
    A 23-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she lied to a grand jury investigating the long-running case of young men who left Minnesota to join a terrorist group in Somalia. Saynab Hussein pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Minnesota to one count of perjury. She admitted that in June 2009 she lied when she told a grand jury she did not know anyone who raised money for the travelers, when she actually helped raise money herself.
  • Somali Immigrants Charged With Illegal Double Voting in Minn

    08/28/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Faribault Daily News ^ | August 28, 2013 | Christian Adams
    Farhiya Abdi Dool, 38, and Amina A Hassan, 31, each face one felony charge of unlawful voting for voting once by absentee ballot and once at a polling place during the 2012 general election ... Double voting in a federal election is a federal crime. So far, the U.S. Justice Department has been slack in enforcing this federal law which protects federal (as opposed to state) interests. Meloweese Richardson in Ohio still has not been charged with double voting. Neither has Wendy Rosen in Maryland. There are more. Why isn't Eric Holder's Justice Department enforcing federal laws against double voting?
  • Canadian Woman: Somali Captors: Forced to Convert to Islam, ‘Starved, Beaten and Sexually Brutalized

    08/20/2013 10:20:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    The Blaze. ^ | Aug. 19, 2013 | Sharona Schwartz
    Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia hoping to find a story that would launch her career as a television reporter. Four days after arriving in the country with a photographer friend, both were taken hostage by Islamist insurgents. While in captivity, she was “starved, beaten and sexually brutalized” according to her memoir of the 2008 saga set to be released next month... Lindhout spent fifteen months “of harrowing captivity” after being pulled from the car in which she was traveling by a group of masked men. During her 460-day ordeal, the aspiring reporter converted to Islam in order not to be...
  • Your Daily Muslim: Samuel Neguse Rezene [ Seattle Somali Muslims ]

    08/17/2013 9:36:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Your Daily Muslim ^ | May 13, 2013 | YDM
    Somali Muslims Samuel Neguse Rezene and Yonatan Ogube came to the US with their families in search of a better life – and teenage girls to take advantage of. Their families settled down in a lower-class suburb of Seattle, and it didn’t take long for the duo to get into trouble. One day in 2008, Rezene and Ogube were driving .. when they saw a 14-year-old caucasian girl walking along the side of the road. Feeling kinda horny and in need of money, they quickly hatched a hideous plan. The two slowed down and pulled up next to her, then...
  • Somalia Militants Execute Christian Convert

    06/26/2013 1:58:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    BosNewsLife Africa Service ^ | June 25, 2013 | Joseph DeCaro
    Minority Christians in Somalia faced more violence Tuesday, June 25, after news emerged that Islamic militants publicly executed a young man because he was a Christian. The 28-year-old Hassan Hurshe, who had become a Christian while living in neighboring Kenya, was shot by fighters of the al-Shabab group earlier this month while returning to the Somalian town of Jilib, on the main road from capital Mogadishu, local residents said. After his June 7 execution, Hurshe's parents, widow and son reportedly fled the area. The reported execution undecrored al-Shabab's proclaimed intention "to rid Somalia of every Christian." Though many Somali converts...
  • Somali militants attack UN base in Mogadishu, killing 15

    06/19/2013 9:10:51 AM PDT · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/19/2013 | Abdalle Ahmed
    Somali militants attack UN base in Mogadishu, killing 15 Al-Shabaab says its fighters were responsible for suicide attack on compound that killed 15 people including UN personnel
  • Somali Militants Live-Tweet Their Deadly Attack on U.N. Compound

    06/19/2013 10:47:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Colum Lynch
    The Somali militant movement al-Shabab today launched a deadly strike against a U.N. humanitarian compound in Mogadishu that killed one international staffer, three contractors, four Somali security guards, and an unknown number of Somali civilians. Then the group gloated about it in a creepy series of Twitter posts. The tweets seemed calculated to taunt the new U.N. representative, Nicholas Kay, who opened a political office in Mogadishu this month. "So Nicholas Kay, are you still planning to settle down in Mogadishu by the end of the month?" read one tweet. U.N. officials dismissed al-Shabab's taunts, saying that they would not...
  • Mosque knifeman stabbed policeman and 3 others...AFTER he had been Tasered [UK]

    06/16/2013 6:44:08 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 16 2013 | SAM WEBB
    A knifeman shrugged off being hit with a Taser and stabbed a police officer and three other people at a mosque in Birmingham last night. The male police constable was responding to reports that three men had been stabbed inside the Madrasah Qasim ul Uloom mosque in the Ward End area of Birmingham when he was attacked. The four men are being treated in hospital for their wounds and are described as 'stable'. A 32-year-old man, believed to be of Somali extraction and a local, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody, a police...
  • St. Louis gunman was Somali immigrant

    06/14/2013 1:58:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | June 14, 2013 | JIM SALTER
    59-year-old Ahmed Dirir walked into his business, AK Home Health Care LLC, on Thursday afternoon, got into a brief argument, and then shot his three employees. Killed were 44-year-old Khadra Muse of Olivette, Mo., 29-year-old Seaeed Abdulla of St. Louis, and 54-year-old Bernice Solomon-Redd of East St. Louis, Ill. Dirir, Muse and Abdulla were all from Somalia
  • Pack of Somali Lone Wolves wanted in Minnesota

    05/29/2013 9:38:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | May 29, 2013
    It looks like we may have another pack of lone wolves on the loose. Police are looking for as many as six or seven Somali men after two joggers were randomly attacked in Fridley. ... This can only be one of two things. Either the joggers found themselves at the confluence of where several lone wolves met or they were attacked by a pack of lone wolves who had absolutely nothing in common. Unless…
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • 'Long-simmering' tension at South High leads to 'all-out brawl'

    02/15/2013 5:40:09 AM PST · by crosshairs · 109 replies
    MinnPost ^ | 2/15/13 | Brian Lambert
    That “all-out brawl” at South High in Minneapolis got coverage from virtually every local outlet. At WCCO-TV, Esme Murphy reports: “Twelve people complained that they had been sprayed with mace. Police at the scene said they had to use chemical agent to get the crowd under control as they were being pelted with objects as they tried to break things up. … [One student] said the fights were over pride. ‘I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,’ she said. ‘They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.’ She also said ‘boys were hitting girls’...
  • Just what Sweden needs…even MORE Somali Muslim ‘crimmigrants’

    02/11/2013 8:03:59 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Swedish Public Employment Service is in the initial phases of opening an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to prepare Somali Muslims immigrating to Sweden in advance of their arrival, reports Swedish Radio news. That’s right, prepare the Somali parasites on how to avail themselves of Sweden’s overly generous welfare benefits for them and their large families which will increase substantially after they are settled into public housing funded by Swedish taxpayers
  • Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' quits (ahFReakin' piracy no longer as profitable or safe a career)

    01/10/2013 1:57:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/10/13 | BBC
    A man named by the UN as a pirate kingpin has said he is renouncing crime, a community leader in Somalia has confirmed to the BBC. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, nicknamed "Afweyneh" meaning Big Mouth in Somali, told reporters after eight years in the business, he had agreed to stop. He made the announcement in Adado, a town in central Somalia where pirate hostages have often been held. Successful pirate attacks off the Somali coast fell sharply last year. Analysts say this is because of the increased use of private security guards on ships and better co-ordination between naval patrols in...
  • Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group (al-Shabaab): FBI

    10/31/2012 6:51:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/31/12 | Lee Ferran, Dana Hughes , Bazi Kanani and Jason Ryan | ABC News
    Young American men continue to slip through a terrorist recruiting pipeline from the homeland to join the ranks of jihadists half a world away in East Africa, with two going as recently as three months ago, according to federal officials. The FBI confirmed a report by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) that in July two young men disappeared from their neighborhoods in Minneapolis and are believed to have traveled to Somalia to join al-Shabaab, the embattled al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group. Under "Operation Rhino," for years the FBI has been investigating what has been described as a recruiting pipeline from the Twin...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • Minneapolis man found guilty of aiding Somalia terrorist group

    10/19/2012 11:17:01 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/19/12 | DAN BROWNING and ALLIE SHAH
    A one-time janitor at a Minneapolis mosque was found guilty Thursday of conspiring to help a terrorist group recruit young Minnesota men for a holy war in their native Somalia. A federal jury in Minneapolis deliberated about 8 1/2 hours before convicting Mahamud Said Omar, 46, in a case that provided the clearest picture to date of a worldwide investigation into the recruiting of at least 20 young men to fight in Somalia with Al-Shabab, a U.S.-designated terror group. Omar, of Minneapolis, rocked gently in his seat and studied the jurors dispassionately as the verdict was read. Guilty on count...
  • Lewiston, Maine mayor under fire for comment (Somali Muslim immigrants)

    10/07/2012 12:55:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    NECN ^ | September 26, 2012 | Amy Sinclair
    Historically a city of French Canadian immigrants, Lewiston, Maine is now also home to some 6,000 Somalis, including shop owner and father of five Mohamed Heban, who moved to Lewiston in 2002. But in a recent BBC documentary, Lewiston's mayor, Boston native Bob Macdonald, sounded less than welcoming. "When you come here, you accept our culture and leave your culture at the door," he said in the documentary...
  • Judge explains contempt finding against Somali woman

    09/20/2012 10:12:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-20-12 | David Hanners
    If a Muslim woman wasn't punished for refusing to stand when a federal judge entered the courtroom, others would have been emboldened to show disrespect for the court, the judge has ruled. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis wrote that defendant Amina Farah Ali's silent gesture -- which she said was rooted in religious principle -- could have led to chaos during her trial on terrorism-related charges last year. "If Ali were allowed to sit while court is called, it may have been possible that her many sympathizers would have begun to emulate her in a show of support," Davis...
  • REAL combat between Russian navy and Somali pirates (3min YouTube video)

    09/06/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
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  • Somali comedian who poked fun at Islamists shot dead

    08/01/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 8/1/12 | Staff
    Gunmen shot dead a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and colleagues said Wednesday. Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale, in his late thirties or early forties, was killed late Tuesday, minutes after leaving Kulmiye radio station, where he worked as drama producer and performer. (Snip) The shooting of Marshale, who also worked for the London-based Universal TV station and who reported having received death threats on several occasions, is the latest in a string of apparently targeted killings against media
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 41 replies · 1,683+ views
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...
  • 'I don't know how we got so lucky!' Somali family on benefits handed keys to £2million luxury

    06/10/2012 4:11:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | 7 June 2012 | Arthur Martin
    A family of Somali benefits claimants living in a £2million home courtesy of the taxpayer admitted they couldn’t believe their luck yesterday. To the anger of neighbours, the family of ten are allowed to live in a six-bedroom end-of-terrace Georgian townhouse in one of London’s most fashionable areas, populated by high-flying lawyers and stockbrokers. The family use housing benefits to pay a heavily discounted rent for the four-storey house in Islington – close to Tony Blair’s former home – which boasts a variety of period features, including chandeliers and wood flooring. The family are understood to pay the council just...
  • Minnesota: Muslims walk off job in protest of new dress code, call Hamas-linked CAIR

    06/08/2012 5:08:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6-8-12
    The new skirt length policy was instituted for safety reasons, but as far as these Muslim employees are concerned, safety be damned. It is all about forcing accommodation, in line with the principle that wherever Islamic law and practice conflict with American law and practice, American law and practice must give way. "New skirt length policy prompts Muslim walk-out at Minn. business," from KMSP TV, June 6 (thanks to all who sent this in): LE CENTER, Minn. (KMSP) - More than 30 Somali employees walked out in protest of dress code changes at a privately-owned business in Le Center, Minn....
  • French court sentences five Somali pirates

    12/01/2011 12:58:02 AM PST · by Cardhu · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | December 1st 2011 | Yuka ROYER (video)
    AFP - A French court on Wednesday jailed five Somali men for between four and eight years for taking a French couple hostage on their yacht in the Gulf of Aden, and acquitted a sixth. In France's first prosecution of suspected Somali pirates, prosecutors had asked for the men, aged between 21 and 36, to be sent to jail for between six and 16 years on charges of hijacking, kidnapping and armed robbery. The six allegedly seized the yacht and its crew, Jean-Yves Delanne and his wife Bernadette, both aged 60, off the coast of Somalia in 2008 and demanded...
  • Freedom Radio Rocks with Col Frank Ryan & Abdirizak Bihi

    11/01/2011 8:09:20 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 7 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Honest Conservative
    Freedom Radio, November 2, 2011 Wednesday morning at 10 AM EST has the distinct honor and pleasure to welcome Colonel Frank Ryan, USMC, retired. Col. Ryan has more military, business and professional experience than any or all of the current Presidential candidates. Col Ryan is a retired Marine and CPA who served on General Tommy Franks staff in Iraq, as an expert in economic warfare. When forming his staff, Gen. Franks said, "Get me Ryan". His decades of public service have not ended with his retirement from the military. For nearly twenty years, Frank Ryan has been president of the...
  • Somali militants post tape of 'US suicide bomber'

    10/30/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/30/11 | Staff
    Mogadishu, Somalia - An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group on Sunday posted a tape allegedly made by an American citizen who blew himself up during an attack on an African Union base in Somalia's capital that left at least 10 people dead. The young man, who would be at least the fourth American to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people not to "just chill all day" and instead fight nonbelievers around the world.The website Somalimemo.net, often used by the al-Shabab militia, said Somali-American bomber Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah had emigrated to the U.S. when he was 2 years old.
  • Armed guards to protect British ships from pirates

    10/30/2011 9:20:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Oct 2011
    British ships are to be allowed to carry armed guards to protect them from pirates, David Cameron has announced. A legal ban on weapon-toting protection staff will be relaxed so that firms can apply for a licence to have them on board in danger zones. The Prime Minister said radical action was required because the increasing ability of sea-borne Somali criminals to hijack and ransom ships had become "a complete stain on our world". ... Under the plans, the Home Secretary will be given the power to license vessels to carry armed security, including automatic weapons, currently prohibited under firearms...
  • Militants: Somali-American bombed AU base (Mogadishu)

    10/29/2011 4:17:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/29/11 | Abdi Guled and Katharine Houreld - AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A team of suicide bombers and gunmen disguised as soldiers assaulted an African Union base in the Somali capital on Saturday, sparking a two-hour gunfight that left at least 10 people dead, security officials said. The al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group that claimed the attack said one of the bombers was Somali-American. The attack underscored the militants' ability to carry out complex and deadly operations even after AU troops forced them from most of Mogadishu and a famine in their strongholds weakened their forces. Earlier this month, Kenya sent troops into Somalia following a string of cross-border...
  • Minn. Somali man pleads guilty to terror charge

    07/18/2011 1:49:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, July 18, 2011 4:07 PM EDT | AMY FORLITI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to a terror-related charge for helping recruit men to travel to Somalia to take up arms with the terror group al-Shabab. Twenty-six-year-old Omer Abdi Mohamed pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
  • Russian Navy On How to Deal with Pirates...

    07/09/2011 3:56:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 09, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    This is how you do it:  nab the perps, tie 'em up, put them back on their own boat, then set the whole kit and kaboodle on fire and.... pooof, no more pirates. The video below shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somali pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil tanker. A number of commands directed at the prisoners are heard from from an English-speaking Russian, i.e. when the commandos find a weapons stash ("WTF??!")- and "This is not a fishing boat!"The soldiers immediately freed their compatriots and the Russian oil tanker. They moved the pirates...
  • Obama plays hide the Somali

    07/06/2011 10:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 7/6/11 | Editorial Staff
    President Obama is extending full constitutional due-process rights to a Somali terrorist. This sets a troubling precedent. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was captured sometime in April on a boat traveling between Yemen and Somalia. He was detained on board a U.S. warship for two months and interrogated by intelligence officials. He reportedly revealed a great deal of valuable information regarding his connections to the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group and the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. So far, so good. (Snip) The Warsame indictment is an end run around Congress, which last year voted to bar the transfer of terrorist