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  • TSA: Total Security Abyss

    02/10/2016 5:15:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Michelle Malkin,
    While a TSA agent pawed my hair bun this weekend, presumably on high alert for improvised explosive bobby pins, I pondered the latest news on the Somalia airplane terror attack. Intelligence officials released video footage of airport employees in Mogadishu handing a laptop to a jihadist suspect before he boarded Daallo Airlines Airbus Flight D3159 last week. The device allegedly contained a bomb that exploded on the plane, which created a massive hole out of which the bomber was fatally sucked. Two other passengers were injured in the blast before the pilot successfully made an emergency landing. Several airport workers...
  • (Funny/Surreal): Plane hit by suicide bomb blast lands safely in Somalia, pilot describes incident

    02/04/2016 3:45:09 PM PST · by Ulmius · 24 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | February 4, 2016 | Tribune News
    An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing was believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday, describing how the crew calmed frightened passengers as smoke enveloped the cabin before he brought the plane back to Mogadishu's airport for an emergency landing. Residents of Balad, a town 30 kilometers (about 18 miles) north of Mogadishu, found the body of a man who might have been blown out of the Airbus 321 in Tuesday's blast, said police officer Mohamed Hassan.
  • Explosion, fire on board Somalia plane forces emergency landing

    02/03/2016 3:37:00 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2016
    MOGADISHU, Somalia – An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. The pilot said he thought it was a bomb. An aviation expert who looked at photographs of the hole in the fuselage said the damage was consistent with an explosive device. Two people were slightly injured as 74 passengers and crew of the plane were evacuated after the plane made a safe landing, Somali aviation official Ali Mohamoud said. It was not certain if all the passengers were...
  • BREAKING Explosion on board an A321 few mins after taking off from Mogadishu

    02/02/2016 5:53:07 AM PST · by b4its2late · 87 replies
    Airlive.net ^ | 2/2/2016 | Airlive.net
    A Daallo Airline Airbus A321 flight D3159 made an emergency landing at Mogadishu today after an explosion soon after takeoff from Mogadishu, Somalia. A loud bang was heard followed by flames, injuring 2 passengers.
  • Minnesota groups seek money to keep youths from extremism

    01/30/2016 11:26:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:56 PM EST | Amy Forliti
    A community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among the people lining up for a crack at federal and private funds aimed at stopping terror recruiting. Friday was the deadline for applicants to request roughly $400,000 in money being administered by a nonprofit entity as part of Minnesota's efforts to stamp out violent extremism. The program is part of a three-city pilot project, which includes Boston and Los Angeles, launched more than a year ago by the Obama administration. Minneapolis' program, called Building Community...
  • Mob rampage through Stockholm station beating up refugee children in revenge attack.

    01/30/2016 8:05:03 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/2016
    A mob of masked men went on a rampage around Stockholm's main train station last night beating up refugees and anyone who did not look like they were ethnically Swedish. Before the attack, the group of 200 people handed out xenophobic leaflets with the message 'Enough now'. Swedish media reported that the thugs, allegedly linked to Sweden's football hooligan scene, were targeting unaccompanied minors with a 'foreign' background. The mob, wearing all-black balaclavas and armbands, 'gathered with the purpose of attacking refugee children' Stockholm police spokesman Towe Hagg said. 'Police are now looking into the leaflets that were handed out...
  • South Sudan's President Undermines Peace Deal

    01/27/2016 2:00:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | Aistin Bay
    South Sudan's civil war began on the night of December 15, 2013, when a firefight erupted between soldiers serving in the presidential garrison in the capital city, Juba. "Between" is an important word. The battle pitted soldiers from the Dinka tribe (largest in South Sudan) against soldiers in the Nuer tribe (second largest). The government, led by president Salva Kiir, a Dinka, and the rebels, led by Riek Machar, a Nuer, agreed to their first ceasefire on December 31. Fire and combat, however, never ceased. Instead, it spread. Every ceasefire and peace declaration since has failed to hold. Poor communication...
  • Jihadists Massacre 60 in Car Bomb Attack, Take Over Somali Military Base

    01/15/2016 6:48:32 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In an early morning ambush, Islamic terrorists of the radical al-Shabaab group attacked an African Union military base in southern Somalia Friday, breaching the walls by exploding a car bomb and overrunning the base. According to the officials of the Somali army, the blast demolished the entrance to the military base in in the town of El-Ade, Somalia, slaughtering dozens of Kenyan soldiers and allowing heavily armed jihadist militants to storm the base.
  • Somali al Shabaab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film (not ISIS)

    01/02/2016 5:09:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    **SNIP** Trump, the billionaire developer, former reality TV star and Republican front runner, was shown in the 51-minute film making his December call for the United States to bar all Muslims from the country as his supporters cheered. It was shown between two clips of militant leader Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, saying Muslims in the United States would face a choice between leaving for Islamic countries or staying at home to fight the West. The film was distributed on Twitter on Friday by the al-Kataib Media Foundation, an Islamist militant organisation, SITE reported.
  • Colorado Biz Instantly Regrets Giving 200 Muslims A Job, Nasty Payback Follows

    12/31/2015 12:16:28 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    mad world news ^ | December 31, 2015 | amanda shea
    Cargill Meat Solutions processes beef, and among their workers were more than 200 Muslim migrants who were dumped in the state with liberal promises of work and a better life. The business thought that they were doing a good thing by giving the Somalis work and even went as far as to make special accommodations for their Islamic prayer rituals on the job. That generosity backfired, which was only a matter of time. After the company's recent sudden reversal of a long-standing prayer policy offered to Muslim employees only, where they gave the workers five-minute breaks to pray throughout their...
  • Muslim workers fired over prayer dispute walkout in Colorado

    12/31/2015 12:41:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    AP/sfgate.com ^ | 30, Dec 2015
    DENVER (AP) - About 150 workers, most of them immigrants from Somalia, have been fired from a Colorado meat packing plant after walking off the job during a dispute over workplace prayer. The Denver Post reports...
  • Today's Islamist-Puritans Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan ban Christmas

    12/24/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    News from idealmedia.com via The Daily Pioneer ^ | December 24, 2015 | News from idealmedia.com
    Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan ban Christmas In yet another sign of increasing Islamist intolerance around the world, the celebration of Christmas has come under attack in at least three countries this year: Following in the footsteps of the English Puritans who banned Christmas in the Middle Ages, Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan are now clamping down on the Christian festival. Now, the announcement from Somalia, which is struggling to get back on its feet after decades of civil war, is possibly the least surprising. The country is officially under sharia'h law; it has almost no native Christians; and Islamist militants still...
  • Somalia bans Christmas and New Year festivities

    12/23/2015 9:20:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | December 23, 2015 | Staff
    Somalia's government has banned celebrations of Christmas and New Year in the Muslim majority country, saying the festivities might attract Islamist attacks. "All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community," the director general of the religious affairs ministry told reporters on Tuesday.
  • Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

    12/21/2015 1:13:14 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 64 replies
    A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border. The Somali based al-Shabab group says it carried out the attack.
  • Cholera outbreak threatens world's largest refugee camp (Kenya, near Somalia)

    12/19/2015 8:09:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | December 19, 2015 | Radina Gigova
    Kenya's cholera epidemic has reached the world's largest refugee camp and doctors worry the outbreak could continue to spread....
  • Secret deal quadruples foreign workers in U.S.

    12/16/2015 10:44:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Buried in the 2,000-page omnibus spending bill released by the Senate Wednesday morning is a secret provision that many senators hope unemployed blue-collar workers won't find out about. This provision would quadruple the number of H-2B visas for low-skilled foreign "guest workers." House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., reportedly helped negotiate the omnibus deal. The spending bill also includes full funding for President Obama's refugee resettlement program, which will cost $1.6 billion and bring in another 85,000 refugees this year, many of them from jihadist hotbeds like Syria, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. "At a time when the civilian labor force participation...
  • Regional Catholic School Prohibits Christian Prayers Due to Outrage From Somali Refugee Community

    12/15/2015 7:58:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    RWR Report ^ | December 14, 2015
    Clarkston, GA - Saint Peter Claver Regional Catholic School officially ended the practice of traditional Catholic prayers during instruction last week due to a vocal outcry from the parents of Somali refugee children who are attending the school on scholarships from the International Rescue Committee. The School’s principal, Susanne Greenwood would not return calls regarding the decision, but did issue a formal statement sent home to all parents. “Although this is a Catholic school founded on the principles of Jesus Christ and his disciples, we do enroll a considerable amount of children from different religious traditions other than our own....
  • Minnesota man accused of conspiring to help Islamic State

    12/09/2015 10:29:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 1:26 AM EST | Jeff Baenen
    Another Minnesota man has been charged with conspiring to help the Islamic State. Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Court documents allege Warsame tried to help other young men from Minnesota's Somali community travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State. Nine others in that group have already been charged, authorities say. The documents allege Warsame and others settled on a plan of going to Syria by way of Mexico. ...
  • 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...
  • Minn. al-Shabab fighter surrenders in Somalia (Ties To San Bernardino Shooters?)

    12/07/2015 5:17:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KARE11.com ^ | 12/7/15 | KARE11 Staff
    The U.S. State Department said in a statement Monday that a Minnesota man who joined al-Shabab in 2008 is in custody of the Somali government. Below is the statement KARE 11 received from spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, aka "Miski," surrendered to the Federal Government of Somalia on November 6, 2015. Miski, born in Somalia, is a lawful permanent resident of the United States and is in the custody of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency in Mogadishu. The U.S. Mission to Somalia is discussing this case with the Somali Federal Government. The United States does not have...
  • Somali 'refugee' linked to San Bernardino terror attack

    12/06/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by Ray76 · 57 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 6, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A young man who came to Minnesota as a "refugee" from Somalia has been linked to Syed Farook, the shooter who, along with his jihadist wife, killed 14 Americans in San Bernardino less than a week ago. Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler provided a key piece of information about the case, linking the San Bernardino shooters to Mohamed Hassan, a known terrorist recruiter who has been on the FBI radar screen for at least seven years. As WND reported in May, Hassan also helped radicalize Elton Simpson, one of the two jihadists who tried to storm into a Prophet Muhammad...
  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Yemen Blast

    12/06/2015 1:12:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 Dec, 2015 | MOHAMMED AL-KIBSI
    Islamic State has claimed a bombing in Yemen that killed the governor of the port city of Aden on Sunday, underlining the growing reach of terror groups amid an eight-month-old Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
  • EXCLUSIVE: ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan's most notorious

    12/04/2015 7:12:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 4th, 2015 | By Imtiaz Hussain
    The woman who took part in the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre is linked to her native country's most notorious radical mosque, American officials believe. Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad. The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials. It is unclear currently how law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US have connected Malik to the mosque.
  • North Korean arms plane linked to East European arms traffickers

    12/15/2009 1:27:55 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 755+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 12/15/2009 | Anne Barrowclough
    The weapons laden plane seized in Bangkok en route from North Korea at the weekend has been linked to two renowned East European arms traffickers by a respected Swedish think-tank in the latest twist in the mysterious saga. The Ilyushin-76 aircraft, which was found to be carrying 35 tons of weapons including rockets and grenades, was most recently registered under a company called Beibars, linked to Serbian arms dealer Tomislav Dmanjanovic. It had previously been registered with three companies identified by the US Department of the Treasury as firms controlled by the notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, according to...
  • Not Just Syrians: 1000s of Somali Refugees Enter U.S., Despite Having Same Terror Vetting Problem

    11/19/2015 9:09:59 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Many people believe that it's time to start refusing refugees from Syria and Iraq, as we are incapable of determining if terrorists are hiding among them. But another group of immigrants poses a serious security threat that is going ignored: Somalis. Somalia has been partially overrun by Al-Shabaab, an organization that shares ISIS's radical views, goals, and strategies. It frequently publishes videos and photos of executions of "unbelievers" or people suspected of working for the Somali authorities. According to Refugee Settlement Watch, a total of 100,000 Somali refugees have come to the United States in recent years -- 8,858 of...
  • Canada: Maclean’s puts Muslim terrorist who killed American ( Christopher Speer ) on cover of mag

    11/05/2015 2:36:21 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | November 5, 2015 | creeping
    Rinelle Harper was left for dead on a Winnipeg riverbank, beaten and sexually assaulted. Omar Khadr was imprisoned in Guantanamo, captured in 2002 by American forces in Afghanistan and charged with war crimes. Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by Somali criminals, and held hostage for 460 days. The three Canadians have little in common, beyond the recognition of their names from the news. But they have each suffered immensely more than most of us can understand. ... She became a symbol for racist violence against Aboriginal women - though her alleged attacker was himself Aboriginal. That girl on the right is...
  • The End of South Africa [Genesis 11]

    10/30/2015 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/17/2015 | Josh Gelernter
    White South Africans are in grave danger; there may be a solution. Things are very bad in South Africa. When the scourge of apartheid was finally smashed to pieces in 1994, the country seemed to have a bright future ahead of it. Eight years later, in 2002, 60 percent of South Africans said life had been better under apartheid. Hard to believe — but that's how bad things were in 2002. And now they're even worse. When apartheid ended, the life expectancy in South Africa was 64, the same as in Turkey and Russia. Now it's 56, the same as...
  • Mother Of Terror Suspect Says Son Is Innocent, Suffering In Jail (MN)

    10/26/2015 6:18:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/26/15 | Esme Murphy
    The mother of one of the five young terror suspects is speaking out, saying her son is being treated more harshly than the four other suspects. Fadumo Husseins son, 20-year-old Guled Omar, is being held in the Ramsey County Jail. The five co-defendants are scheduled to stand trial on terror charges in February. Hussein says this is especially difficult for her family because of the loss of Guleds older brother, Ahmed Ali Omar. Ahmed Ali Omar has been a fugitive since 2009 and has been charged with fighting for al-Shabaab in Somalia. Hussein is a single mother of 13 children....
  • Minnesota Governor Says Residents Questioning Refugee Settlement Should Leave His State

    10/15/2015 8:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2015 | Walter Hudson
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO We’re told that refugee resettlement is about the preservation of human dignity. But those advocating for it don’t always act in a dignified manner.The resettlement of Somali refugees to central Minnesota has been the subject of heated debate. Some argue that refusing refugees would not be neighborly. Then comes this, from Alpha News: Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race hosted by the St. Cloud NAACP and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in the central Minnesota region to “find another state.”WJON reports the Governor’s statements, “This is a time...
  • Ten Year-Old Girl Raped by Muslim Man in Minnesota Elevator (Video)

    10/08/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Oct 8th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A ten year-old girl was raped in an elevator in her apartment building in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. Her attacker told her to turn around and pull her pants down. Ahmed Hersi Abdi was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual assault for the attack. Abdi also has a history of substance abuse dating to 2003. The media has not reported on Abdis citizenship or background. ... Minneapolis Police squads were called to the Riverside Plaza Apartments at on Sunday October 4 by an off-duty officer after witnesses told them a child had been sexually assaulted. They told...
  • 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 Irans proxy terrorist groups, to gain plausible deniability in case...
  • The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem

    09/14/2015 2:00:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | 9/13/15 | Colin Campbell
    (snip) Why Minneapolis? Authorities say it's linked to Minneapolis-St. Paul's large Somali community. According to The New York Times, estimates peg the local Somali population, which Minneapolis touts as the largest in the US, at roughly 30,000 people. Reports have described violent extremism as bubbling up within the local Somali community going back years, especially as a result of the 2006 conflict between Ethiopia and Somalia. At the time, much of the terrorism-recruitment issue centered on al-Shabab, the Somali-based group that would later become an Al Qaeda affiliate. The office of Minnesota's US attorney, Andrew Luger, said Wednesday that groups...
  • The Migrants and the Elites ( Islamic Hijrah )

    09/13/2015 7:17:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 10, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    A humanitarian crisis threatens the future of Western institutions. ... According to the U.N. refugee agency, 53% of the migrants are from Syria, 14% from Afghanistan, 7% from Eritrea, and 3% each from Pakistan, Nigeria, Iraq and Somalia. Seventy-two percent are men, only 13% women and 15% children.
  • Before Welcoming Thousands of Syrian Refugees, We Should Consider What Somali Immigrants Have...

    09/12/2015 10:14:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | September 12, 2015 | IAN TUTTLE
    Before Welcoming Thousands of Syrian Refugees, We Should Consider What Somali Immigrants Have Brought the U.S. Prayer service at a mosque in Minneapolis, Minn., in 2009 By IAN TUTTLE September 11, 2015 apologies to Golden Gopher fans, Minneapolis, Minn., is probably not most peoples idea of a destination city. Unless, that is, the traveler in question is Somali, in which case Minneapolis is the closest thing this side of the Atlantic to home. Thanks to American refugee-resettlement and family-reunification policies, Minneapolis has the dubious distinction of hosting the largest concentration of Somalis in the United States some 30,000, according...
  • Before Welcoming Thousands of Syrian Refugees, Consider What Somali Immigrants Have Brought

    09/12/2015 5:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    With apologies to Golden Gopher fans, Minneapolis, Minn., is probably not most peoples idea of a destination city. Unless, that is, the traveler in question is Somali, in which case Minneapolis is the closest thing this side of the Atlantic to home. Thanks to American refugee-resettlement and family-reunification policies, Minneapolis has the dubious distinction of hosting the largest concentration of Somalis in the United States some 30,000, according to census records, though Somali leaders say that underestimates the population by tens of thousands. The influx began in the 1980s, as Somalia succumbed to internal violence, and continued through...
  • Somali Militants Overrun Base of African Union Forces

    09/01/2015 9:50:47 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | SEPT. 1, 2015, 10:19 A.M. E.D.T | AP
    Somali Militants Overrun Base of African Union Forces By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSEPT. 1, 2015, 10:19 A.M. E.D.T. MOGADISHU, Somalia Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them. The attack in the small farming town of Janale started with a suicide car bombing at the base's gate, followed by a firefight which lasted more than an hour, said Col. Ahmed Hassan. The African Union force in Somalia, known by its acronym as AMISOM, insisted...
  • Worcester mom shot along with son: No reason for shooting

    08/06/2015 7:34:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    WCVB Boston ^ | August 6, 2015
    WORCESTER, Mass. The mother who was shot along with her son in Worcester says there was no reason for the shooting, and now she's looking for help in finding the shooter. Suldano Bilal, 28, and her son, Yasin, 2, were injured when someone opened fire while they were in the back seat of a car that was being parked that almost hit someone.
  • Federal judge tries to take nuanced approach in terror cases

    08/03/2015 8:19:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The (Minneapolis) Chronicle-Telegram ^ | July 31, 2015 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before a young Somali-American who hadnt previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group. The 6-foot-5 Davis, who can make defendants fidget with his long, drawn-out silences, stressed the gravity of the charges and tried to gauge whether this particular young man was truly dedicated to jihad or simply misguided and a possible candidate for rehabilitation.
  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals

    07/20/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 10:03 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list. The...
  • 'Fifty girls' taken from UK to Somalia for FGM

    07/19/2015 2:03:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/17/15
    Reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation are being investigated by Scotland Yard.Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Tonge contacted the Metropolitan Police after spotting a large group of girls on a flight from Heathrow last Saturday.The girls were said to be aged 11 to 17 and with their mothers or grandmothers.It comes as Bedfordshire Police secured the UK's first FGM protection order, preventing two girls from going abroad.The Metropolitan Police said officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command were investigating Lady Tonge's report.Speaking to the BBC, Lady Tonge said the...
  • 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...
  • It's Official: Greece defaults on IMF payment

    06/30/2015 7:24:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Star ^ | 06/30/2015 | Tanya Talaga
    Greece joins Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe on the latest to be in debt to the International Monetary Fund. As Athenians rallied underneath thunderclouds to show their support for keeping Greece in the eurozone of single currency nations, their broke government defaulted on a $2.2-billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. At midnight on Tuesday, Greece joined Sudan, Somalia and Zimbabwe as countries in arrears to the IMF. Also at midnight, the bailout assistance package that began in February 2012 formally expired, leaving Greece without access to any emergency finances. In Washington, the IMF acknowledged that Greece had failed to meet...
  • Migrants gather at Italian train stations on journey north

    06/11/2015 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER AND EMILIO PARODI
    Hundreds of migrants brought to Italy after being rescued at sea camped on streets near Rome's Tiburtina train station and gathered in Milan's main terminal on Thursday, making a brief stop on their journey to northern Europe. At Tiburtina, migrants from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia were among those resting in the shade under olive and fig trees. Children played in the supermarket nearby, and dozens napped on cardboard under an overpass. Italy is struggling to handle the summertime surge in migrants, with thousands rescued at sea each week and more than 50,000 so far this year. Almost 2,000 have...
  • EU: Iranian Regime is the Heart of Crisis in the Middle East

    06/07/2015 2:12:09 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 15 replies
    Iran News Update ^ | June 07, 2015 | Keyvan Salami
    More than 220 members of the European Parliament issued a statement, this week, warning about the flagrant rise of breaches of human rights in Iran. They have asserted that Iranian regime is the heart of the crisis in the Middle East. Many representatives in the European Parliament have already declared they will participate in this years Iranian resistance reunion. The meeting will take place in Paris on June 13th.
  • The Secret History of SEAL Team 6: Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

    06/06/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2015 | By Mark Mazzetti, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean D. Naylor and John Ism
    They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan, they have engaged in combat so intimate that they have emerged soaked in blood that was not their own. On clandestine raids in the dead of the night, their weapons of choice have ranged from customized carbines to primeval tomahawks. Around the world, they have run spying stations disguised as commercial boats, posed as civilian employees of front companies and operated undercover at embassies as male-female pairs, tracking those the United States wants to kill or capture. Those operations are part of the hidden history...
  • Ex-Muslim: Koran Revealed a Religion I Did Not Like

    06/04/2015 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    CBN World ^ | 5/4/15 | Dale Hurd
    Mona Walter is on a mission. Her mission is for more Muslims to know what is in the Koran. She says if more Muslims knew what was in the Koran, more would leave Islam. Walter came to Sweden from Somalia as a war refugee when she was 19. She says she was excited about joining a modern European nation with equal rights for women. But as a young Muslim woman, that was not the Sweden she encountered. A Real Introduction to Islam It was in Sweden that she first experienced radical Islam on a daily basis. "I discovered Islam first...
  • French Police Dismantle Migrants Camps in Paris and Calais After Weekend Clashes

    06/02/2015 11:53:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 2, 2015 | By NOEMIE BISSERBE
    About 380 migrants are taken by bus to emergency housing in and around Paris PARISFrench police dismantled a makeshift migrant camp that had popped up in the heart of the capital, the latest sign of a major influx into Europe that France and other countries are struggling to contain. About 380 migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia had set up tents under a subway bridge in northern Paristhe largest migrant camp to appear in the city in recent years, according to authorities. The migrants, including about 76 women and children, were taken by bus Tuesday to emergency housing in and...
  • BBC: Somalia beach Guard with Leather AK Mag Pouches

    05/25/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    As I watched a BBC news story about how order is being restored to Somalia, I could not help but notice the beach guard with his AK 47 and the very nice, leather magazine pouches for 30 round magazines. They seem to be attached to a load bearing system with shoulder straps. From the uniformity of the pouches, it appears to be at least a local cottage industry. The top flap seems to protect the magazines from sand, and I expect that in Somalia, a desert country, mold and decay are not huge problems. I wonder how the leather...
  • 2 Minn. Men Accused of Trying to Join ISIS also Charged with Fraud

    05/19/2015 1:08:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/19/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A total of seven Minnesota men have been indicted after prosecutors say they tried to fly to Syria to join the Islamic State. An indictment filed back in February charging 21-year-old Hamza Naj Ahmed of Savage has added 19-year-old Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman of Columbia Heights, 19-year-old Adnan Farah of Minneapolis, 19-year-old Hanad Mustafe Musse of Minneapolis, 20-year-old Guled Ali Omar of Minneapolis, 21-year-old Abdirahman Yasin Daud of Minneapolis, and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah of Minneapolis. They have all been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Additionally, Omar, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, Abdurahman, Musse and...
  • The Texas Terror Connection To Muslim Congressman Keith Ellisons 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. Its just the latest example of how and why Minneapolisand 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...