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  • Dramatic Footage Captures A Deadly Firefight Between American Mercenaries And Somali Pirates

    04/22/2017 5:06:08 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-22-2017 | Rod Ardehali
    •Somali pirates tried to hijack a cargo ship attacking the vessel in speedboats •Private security contractors hired to protect the cargo began shooting at them •The guards saw off the pirates firing dozens of rounds from sub-machine guns •Dramatic footage captures the furious gunfight between the two boats •Attack thought to have happened in 2012 but reemerged after hijacking in March Dramatic footage of a private security team engaging in a fire fight with Somali pirates trying to hijack a cargo ship has emerged online. A speedboat can be seen hurtling towards the vessel as a private security contractor wielding...
  • Somali native found beaten, possibly robbed, in Pittsburgh (Alleged Hate Crime)

    02/23/2017 12:27:29 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 23, 2017
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police are investigating the beating of a Somali immigrant who was critically injured and might have been robbed. The man, believed to be about 30, was found beaten about 5 a.m. Tuesday in the city's Beltzhoover neighborhood. A city police spokeswoman said it appears that he had also been robbed. Betty Cruz, the director of Change Agency, said the victim is a member of Pittsburgh's Somali Bantu and Muslim communities. Cruz and others are calling on police to investigate whether the beating was a hate crime. Police haven't discussed any motive beyond robbery.
  • Federal appeals court upholds Mohamed Mohamud conviction (Porland, OR)

    12/05/2016 12:50:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 5, 2016 | Maxine Berstein
    A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of Mohamed Osman Mohamud for attempting to detonate a bomb during downtown Portland's holiday tree-lighting ceremony, rejecting his argument that federal authorities had entrapped him. While the three-member panel of judges in the 9Th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the government's conduct was "quite aggressive at times,'' they concluded it fell short of a due process violation, according to the 50-page ruling. "The complete lack of reluctance on Mohamud's part to participate in the bombing - indeed his immediate zeal to see it through - separates this case from those in...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Sworn In After Trip To Somalia

    01/06/2017 4:52:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/6/17 | AP
    Ilhan Omar took the oath as the nation’s first Somali-American lawmaker this week, just days after an 8,500-mile journey that retraced her path from her war-torn homeland to Kenya to the Minnesota Capitol. ~SNIP~ Omar said she considers her election to be a “counter-narrative” to President-elect Donald Trump, who has proposed a temporary ban on allowing Muslim immigrants into the country. During his lone campaign stop in Minnesota, he said the state had suffered from the influx of refugees.
  • Minorities are joining the rush to buy guns in Minnesota

    12/31/2016 7:43:51 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Faiza Mahamud
    Abdul Yusuf and Jamal Abdulahi hadn’t seen the need before, but a few weeks after the November election the two men went to a gun store and started the paperwork for permits to carry. They are among the Muslims and members of other minority groups who are joining the ranks of Minnesotans who applied to become gun owners in 2016. For Abdulahi, it’s a natural response to an uptick in hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump has directly pointed fingers at the Somali community,” Abdulahi said, referring to the president-elect’s statements before the election that Somalis...
  • Ibrahim: The Ugly Truth about Muslim Grievances

    12/12/2016 10:33:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-12-2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Do you know the difference between a supremacist grievance and an egalitarian grievance? This is the key to understanding the widely held claim that Muslim grievances are the source of Muslim violence. Take the latest Muslim attack on U.S. soil. Last week, Abdul Razak Ali Artan -- an 18-year-old Muslim refugee from Somalia, who was receiving aid from Catholic charities -- rammed his car into a building at Ohio State University. He then got out and stabbed people with a butcher knife. He was eventually shot and killed by a guard; 13 people were hospitalized. Why did he do it? According to the "experts,"...
  • This Somali-American woman just made political history. Now she’s being hit with racist threats.

    12/11/2016 9:18:48 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 28 replies
    Fusion ^ | N. Parkash
    This week, while in Washington, D.C., she says she was subjected to threats and Islamophobic harassment by a taxi driver on her way to her hotel from the White House, where she was attending the State Innovation Exchange Conference...“The cab driver called me ISIS and threatened to remove my hijab. I wasn’t really sure how this encounter would end as I attempted to rush out of his cab and retrieve my belongings,” she wrote in a post on Facebook about the incident:...This is not the first time Omar has been attacked since entering politics: In 2014, while she was serving...
  • 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.
  • Somali Refugees Arriving in U.S. at Highest Rate Ever in First Two Months of FY 2017

    12/08/2016 6:14:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Somali refugees are arriving in the United States at the highest rate ever in the first two months of Fiscal Year 2017, according to the State Department’s interactive website. Between October 1, 2016, the beginning of the fiscal year, and December 7, 2016, a total of 2,775 Somali refugees have arrived in the United States.
  • Ohio State Knife Attacker Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions

    12/01/2016 12:10:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    reason.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Before he was shot dead while attempting to murder a bunch of people with a car and a butcher's knife, Ohio State University student Abdul Artan—a Pakistani immigrant who reportedly became radicalized after learning about injustices committed against fellow Muslims—was enrolled in a class called "Crossing Identity Boundaries." In fact, he had a group project on "microaggressions" due later this week. The assignment, worth 15 percent of his grade, required students to find a dozen examples of microaggressions on social media and explain which identity groups were the victims, according to the syllabus. The purpose of the class is to...
  • IS claims jihadist 'soldier' behind Ohio attack

    The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a "soldier" of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a logistics student at Ohio State University, was the result of IS calls to action. "He carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of international coalition countries," the agency quoted an insider source as saying, according to a translation by the SITE group that monitors extremists.
  • Ohio University attacker lived in Pak for seven years

    11/29/2016 8:20:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Lalit K. Jha
    The Somali-born student, who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before being shot and killed, had lived in Pakistan along with his family for about seven years. The 18-year-old attacker, identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident, NBC News quoted law enforcement officials as saying. He temporarily lived in Dallas before settling in Ohio. He rammed his car into a crowd at Ohio State University on...
  • Was balding Ohio State terror knifeman really claiming to be 18? Questions over the age [tr]

    11/29/2016 3:33:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2016 | Staff
    The Somali refugee who unleashed a brutal slashing rampage at the Ohio State University that left 11 injured on Monday, is just 18 years old according to NBC.  But with his balding hair, mustache and goatee, Abdul Razak Ali Artan has the appearance of someone who could be much older.  Authorities have not yet verified the terror suspect's age - but it is possible pretending to be younger could have helped Artan's immigration status in the US. Artan entered the U.S. in 2014 - when he was around 16, based on current reports of his age. 
  • [OSU] Somali refugee ranted about how he was 'sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim [ed tr]

    11/29/2016 3:29:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2016 | Ashley Collman, Hannah Parry, and Jon Boon
    Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan posted on Facebook that he was 'sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers being killed and tortured' shortly before he went on a slashing rampage at the Ohio State University that left 11 injured. Authorities are currently investigating the posts, allegedly made by Artan, which mention radical cleric Anwar Awlaki and accuse America of 'interfering' with other nations. 'I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE,' it stated. 'I can't take it anymore.
  • Ohio State attacker blamed media for portrayal of Muslims

    11/28/2016 4:52:12 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/28 | David K. Li and Yaron Steinbuch
    A Somali refugee and Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of people on campus Monday and slashed them with a butcher knife — and police are now investigating whether the attack was an act of terror, federal sources told The Post. “He did exhibit some of the methods encouraged by terror groups who can’t attack the US themselves,” a federal source said. When the attack began, police issued an “active shooter” alert that prompted a campus-wide lockdown and chillingly ordered students to “run, hide, fight.”
  • Was it terror? Somali refugee student shot dead after mowing down Ohio State classmates

    11/28/2016 2:42:46 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-28-16 | Ashley Collman
    Abdul Razak Ali Artan has been identified as the assailant behind a stabbing attack at OSU's Columbus campus Monday morning He has been described as a Somali refugee and a logistics management student at the school Fire alarm was pulled at Watts Hall just before 10am and Artan reportedly mowed down evacuating students and staff with his car He then got out of the vehicle and started slashing victims with a knife injuring 11 - including one critically Responding OSU police officer Alan Harujko, 28, shot Artan dead Police stormed a nearby parking garage looking for additional suspects While the...
  • The Columbus Terror Attack and the Left’s Willful Blindness

    11/28/2016 1:05:56 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | November 28, 2016 | by JEREMY CARL
    The latest Somali immigrant attack in America’s heartland was as predictable as it was preventable. Ten people are hospitalized in an attack that could have been much worse, but for our fortunate ability to counter the terrorist with an armed response. The Left has no excuse — none whatsoever — for it’s decision to allow the mass immigration to America of a group with few economic prospects and a hugely disproportionate percentage of people who are planning attacks on Americans. And yet, they’ve done it and continue to do it, and Donald Trump is one of the few who has...
  • Ohio State Attack Suspect Is Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 20-Year-Old Somali Refugee;

    11/28/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 176 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    pdate: courtesy of NBC's Tom Winter, we have the alleged Somali refugee suspect's name, which is Abdul Razak Ali Artan. NBC News: Suspect in Ohio State attack is Abdul Razak Ali Artan multiple law enforcement sources tell Pete Williams and @anblanx — Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) November 28, 2016
  • Dems INSTANTLY Turned The OSU Knife Attack Into A Gun Control Debate

    11/28/2016 10:55:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:43 AM 11/28/2016 | Katie Frates
    It didn’t take long for the Monday knife attack at Ohio State University to turn into a gun control rallying cry. First reports and reports throughout the duration of the attack described it as a shooting. Authorities later clarified it was a knife attack. Minutes after news broke that there was an alleged active shooter, Twitter users called for stronger gun control and blamed the attack on lackluster laws. The school is a “gun free zone,” and instructed students to “run hide fight” and stay in place. At least eight people have been taken to the hospital, with one critical...
  • MSNBC: Ohio State Suspect A Somali Refugee

    11/28/2016 10:40:43 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 167 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 Nov 2016 | Saagar Enijeti
    The Ohio State University suspect was reportedly a Somali refugee student, Pete Williams of NBC reports.