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  • 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...
  • Ron Paul Institute Blames America for Muslim Kenya Mall Attack

    10/01/2013 5:14:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontpageMagazine ^ | September 30, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Ron Paul Institute Blames America for Muslim Kenya Mall AttackPosted By Daniel Greenfield On September 30, 2013 @ 11:10 am In The Point | 56 Comments The Ron Paul Institute is not the institution to which Ron Paul has been committed. It’s the Ron Paul outlet. And it reflects his Blame America for Muslim Terror philosophy. What happened in Kenya is a terrorist act. But for Obama to tell the rest of the story would undermine his narrative and unravel Washington’s strange relationship with the al-Qaeda affilliated al-Shabaab organization that claimed responsibility for the...
  • Soviet Sweden? Model Nation Sliding to Third World

    04/02/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    CBN News Asia ^ | Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    Soviet Sweden? Model Nation Sliding to Third World By Dale Hurd CBN News Sr. Reporter Wednesday, April 02, 2014 STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- When President Barack Obama visited Sweden last year, he expressed his deep admiration for the Swedish model. But that should make Americans a little nervous. One U.N. report says Sweden will be a third-world nation in about 15 years, below Libya and Bulgaria. Sweden is a society that believes it is racing into the future, but critics warn that it is racing to the bottom. It has been a laboratory for all kinds of social experiments: Swedish leaders...
  • Minnesota: Your Immediate Action Needed to Stop Suppression of Political Speech, Anti-Gun Language

    03/26/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3-16-14 | NRA-ILA
    House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, continue to move quickly through the Minnesota legislature. These flawed and dangerous bills pose a grave risk to freedom of speech in Minnesota and overreach to impose excessive regulatory burdens on political interests. HF 1944 and SF 1915 would require organizations like the NRA, who engage in political speech, to disclose the names of many of their donors, including those who pay membership dues. This legislation would re-brand what is now recognized as free speech as “elections speech,”...
  • Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight “jihadi cool”

    03/25/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    www.salon.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Hisham D. Aidi
    Excerpted from "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Culture" One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of “flow,” “bling,” and the “politics of cool.” American and European terrorism experts have increasingly expressed concerns over “anti-American hip-hop,” accenting the radicalizing influence of the genre. Noting that Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based Islamist group, uses “jihad rap” in its recruitment videos, Harvard scholar Jessica Stern wrote in Foreign Affairs: “The first- and second-generation Muslim children I interviewed for a study of the sources of radicalization in...
  • Somalian Islamists Publicly Execute Christian Women

    03/18/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 3/18/2014, 11:14 AM | Ari Soffer
    Two Christian women were publicly beheaded by Islamist terrorists in southeastern Somalia, as part of a campaign to “wipe out” any Christian presence in the east African country. The Morning Star reported Friday that the two women—identified as mother-of-two Sadia Ali Omar, 41, and her 35-year-old cousin Osman Mohamoud Moge—were executed by the Al Qaeda-aligned Al Shabaab militia in the port town of Barawa in the Lower Shebelle Region after their Christian identities were discovered. Villagers were reportedly forced to witness the murder, including Omar’s eight and 15-year-old daughters. Locals described the harrowing scenes as the younger daughter screamed in...
  • SOMALI SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS SELF

    03/15/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 34 replies
    AP/Drudge ^ | 15 Mar 2014
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday as he tried to park near a hotel. No others were hurt or killed in the blast...
  • Skeletons found in mass graves in Somalia

    03/06/2014 10:29:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2014 12:44 PM EST | Jason Straziuso
    An American volunteer gently brushes away dirt to reveal the bones of a Somali victim buried in a mass grave some 30 years ago. Tens of thousands of skeletons may lie in mass graves here, on the northern edge of Somalia, where many want to see justice prevail, even if delayed. Last year 38 bodies were uncovered in two graves by the Somaliland War Crimes Investigation Commission, which is overseeing the work on a third site where another dozen bodies are buried. More than 200 mass graves with the bodies of 50,000 to 60,000 people may be in the region,...
  • Muslims Debate Centuries-Old Tradition of Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia

    03/01/2014 10:12:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    UNICEF activists are campaigning to educate Somaliland communities about the harms of female genital mutilation. But the stigma of being ‘uncut’ is still so strong that many leaders say they will not stop practicing FGM.The 30 Somali teenagers - both boys and girls - all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their genitalia cut - just not sewn shut. "It's our tradition and if the girls are not subjected to suna(cutting) she will not be accepted for marriage," said Asthma...
  • Officials identify cause in deaths of 2 US SEALs

    02/25/2014 6:04:58 PM PST · by M Kehoe · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | 2/25/14 | AOL.com
    AIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police on the island nation of Seychelles say that two former U.S. Navy SEALs found dead aboard the ship Maersk Alabama died of respiratory failure and were suspected to have had heart attacks, possibly from drug use.
  • Kenyan Mall Terrorist Group Hiding Inside U.S. Crossed Mexican Border

    02/23/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | february 22, 2014 | rick wells
    Trading American lives in exchange for amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States. That is the reality that exists according to the information contained in this video report. The southern border is a sieve which is leaking not only illegals from Mexico, but “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) as well. That information is not new, but this video indicates that the severity of the problem is much worse than what has previously been acknowledged by the authorities charged with our protection. Individuals from terrorist nations are called SIAs, Special Interest Aliens and many are known to be in the United...
  • Obama's New Asylum Decree Favors Muslims Over Christians

    02/22/2014 5:23:13 AM PST · by mgist · 21 replies
    IBD ^ | 2/21/14 | Afraid tosay
    Obama's New Asylum Decree Favors Muslims Over Christians Egyptian Coptic Christians protest a spate of recent attacks on Christians and churches in Cairo. AP View Enlarged Image Immigration: As President Obama offers asylum to "minor" terrorists providing "limited" material support to terrorism, he's slamming shut the door on thousands of Christians fleeing terrorism in Muslim lands like Egypt. In another end-run around Congress, President Obama has unilaterally eased immigration requirements for foreigners linked to terrorism. He ordered the State Department and Homeland Security to ignore a post-9/11 law barring entry to those giving political or charitable aid to Hamas and...
  • Somalia: Al-Shabab attacks presidential compound

    02/21/2014 4:12:51 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 21, 2014|7:32AM ET | Al Jazeera and wire services
    The presidential palace in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, home to the country’s internationally backed government, has been hit by a massive car bomb, followed by a raid by gunmen, police and witnesses said. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed. Police said at least 14 people died in the attack, including five Somali officials or soldiers and nine attackers, according to the Agence-France Presse news agency. The palace is now back under full control of the government. Somali armed group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on the heavily fortified compound, known as Villa Somalia. United Nations Special Representative to Somalia...
  • Father charged in assault of 18-month-old child

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A man has been charged in an assault that left an 18-month-old child with with a brain injury and a severely fractured skull. Officials charged Hussein Osman Birre, 23, with Assault in the First Degree and Domestic Assault after police were called to his home on the 5700 block of Sander Drive on Jan. 25 on a report of a domestic dispute. Authorities say when they arrived, Birre tried to keep officers from entering the home. After forcing their way inside, police say they found Birre's 18-month-old daughter lying on her back, wheezing and barely responsive.
  • Official: U.S. airstrike in Somalia targets suspected militant leader

    01/26/2014 4:15:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-26-14 | Barbara Starr
    The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in southern Somalia on Sunday against a suspected militant leader, a U.S. military official told CNN. The target was described by the official as a "senior leader" affiliated with al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. The United States has not yet been able to determine whether the target was killed, the official said.
  • Somali Pirates’ First Hijacking Attempt of 2014 Ends with Arrests

    01/20/2014 6:19:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Schuler
    Somali pirates on Friday unsuccessfully launched their first attack of 2014 on a tanker in the Gulf of Aden, resulting in the apprehension of five suspected pirates by naval counter-piracy forces a day later. The International Maritime Bureau reported Friday that a group of pirates used a mothership to launch an attack on a tanker underway approximately 115nm South of Salalah, Oman. During the attack, the pirates approached in a skiff and fire upon the vessel, but the attack was aborted after the ship’s armed security team returned fire. The IMB report stated that following the attack a coalition helicopter...
  • Tolerant Liberals Cancel Screening of Pro-Fracking Film at Festival in Minnesota

    01/20/2014 2:02:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The tolerant, open-minded environmentalists of the Left have struck again. This time, the pro-fracking film FrackNation by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer has been yanked from the Minnesota Frozen River Film Festival. FrackNation had already been accepted by festival organizers for a screening on Sunday but over the weekend it was announced the screening had been cancelled. The cancellation of the screening is a first for the festival, which has been around for nine years. "The film festival organizers seem to hate alternative points of view, they seem to want to quash diversity. They seem to be scared of the...
  • US Deploys Small Military Team to Somalia

    01/15/2014 5:00:58 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    VOA News ^ | January 14, 2014 | VOA News
    The United States has deployed a small team of military advisers to Somalia for the first time in more than 20 years. Somali Defense Minister Abdihakim Haji Fiqi told VOA the American team has been in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, since October. ... Fiqi said the American team is made up of five soldiers, but Mogadishu would welcome an increase in the numbers. There are no current plans to increase the size of the team.
  • Kenya carries out deadly air strike on al-Shabaab

    01/11/2014 2:29:44 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    FRANCE 24 ^ | 2014-01-10 | FRANCE 24 with AFP
    At least 30 members of the militant Islamist group al Shabaab have been killed in an air strike on one of their training camps in Somalia, Kenya’s military said on Friday. The raid, which took place Thursday evening, targeted an al Shabaab camp in Garbarahey, a district situated in the southwestern Gedo region, which is near the country’s borders with Kenya and Ethiopia. "KDF (Kenya Defence Force) fighter jets attacked an al Shabaab camp, where a meeting was being held," a senior KDF official said. "Initial battle damage assessment indicates more than 30 al Shabaab militants [were] killed, including key...
  • U.S. has deployed military advisers to Somalia, officials say

    01/10/2014 1:55:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/10/14 | Craig Whitlock
    The U.S. military has deployed a small number of uniformed trainers and advisers to the failed state of Somalia for the first time since 1993, when two helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans were killed in the failed “Black Hawk Down” operation. A cell of U.S. military personnel has been stationed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu since last fall to advise and coordinate operations with African troops fighting to wrest control of the country from the al-Shabab militia, an Islamist group whose leaders have professed loyalty to al-Qaeda, according to three U.S. military officials. The previously undisclosed deployment...
  • Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group

    01/05/2014 6:48:13 PM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 5th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Rep. Peter King lashed out at Senator Rand Paul today over Sen. Paul’s position on the National Security Agency.
  • Maine Struggles to Cut Off Welfare for Somali Migrants

    12/28/2013 10:56:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Somalis have made Somalia a very pleasant place to live. Between the Muslim militias shooting at each other and the amateur hyena psychiatry sessions, it’s perfect. That’s why most Somalis are getting the hell out of there and moving to other countries that they can remake into Somalia.There are Little Mogadishus all across America, but few places have been hit as hard by Somali Muslim migrants as Maine whose generous benefits system is struggling to cope with the Somali settlers.Lewiston Mayor Robert E. MacDonald has written sharply about the Somali welfare invasion and its impact on Maine natives. Today in...
  • Obama Gives Somalia $1.5 Billion, Somalia Bans Christmas

    12/27/2013 6:50:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Obama Gives Somalia $1.5 Bil, Somalia Bans ChristmasPosted By Daniel Greenfield On December 26, 2013 @ 12:14 pm In The Point | 17 Comments Barack Obama, right, is dressed as a Somali elder by Sheikh Mahmed Hassan Somalia has about 1,000 surviving Christians. And that’s a challenge in a country where everyone is either in an Islamic militia or trying to move to the United States to sponge off welfare and plot terrorist bombings.In 2009, four Christian orphanage workers were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. Now Somalia has gotten enough of its...
  • Obama Gives Somalia $1.5 Bil, Somalia Bans Christmas

    12/26/2013 5:11:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/26/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Barack Obama, right, is dressed as a Somali elder by Sheikh Mahmed Hassan Somalia has about 1,000 surviving Christians. And that’s a challenge in a country where everyone is either in an Islamic militia or trying to move to the United States to sponge off welfare and plot terrorist bombings.In 2009, four Christian orphanage workers were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. Now Somalia has gotten enough of its act together to ban Christmas. The Somali Government has banned celebration of Christian festivities in the country.The Director General of the ministry, Sheikh Mohamed Khayrow Aden, and the Director...
  • British mainstream media continues to romanticize ‘White Widow’

    12/23/2013 8:27:30 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/2013 | Judi McLeod
    The British media seem hellbent to romanticize the comings and goings of 29-year-old Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to have fled Kenya to Somalia after the Nairobi shopping mall massacre in September. The authorities of many lands continue to miss those comings and goings, somehow missing Lewthwaite’s cross border movements even when she has four children in tow. There have since been four reported sightings of Lewthwaite in Somalia, who remains at large.
  • Sharia in action in Somalia: Gay man stoned to death

    Yet when Pamela Geller calls attention to the plight of gays under Sharia, it is she who is the villain. "And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, 'Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.'...And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals." (Qur'an 7:80-84) "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, 'Whoever you find doing the action...
  • 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 woman and journalist arrested for reporting rape

    11/21/2013 7:04:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/21/2013
    A woman has been arrested in Somalia's capital after she alleged in a video interview posted online that she had been raped at gunpoint by colleagues.The journalist who interviewed the 19-year-old has also been detained in Mogadishu, but the two men accused of rape have not been arrested.It has been reported that the arrests came after those accused of rape complained about defamation.The UN has called for a "proper investigation" into the case.Earlier this year, another alleged rape victim and the reporter she had spoken to were sentenced to a year in prison for "offending state institutions".They were later released...
  • Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ at International Criminal Court (terror, not drones)

    11/08/2013 5:22:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 8, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ at International Criminal CourtPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 8, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments According to Egyptian newspaper El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.The complaint charges Obama of being an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood, which incited widespread violence in Egypt both before and after the June 30 Revolution.Along with Obama, the complaint reproduced by El Watan mentions several Brotherhood members by...
  • Somali piracy: More sophisticated than you thought

    11/06/2013 10:38:19 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 18 replies
    A new study reveals how Somali piracy is financed PIRACY remains a concern for ships passing the Horn of Africa, even though the number of incidents has plummeted since 2011, when armed protection was beefed up on board many large vessels. The topic grips the public imagination. Witness the success of “Captain Phillips”, a film in which a vessel captained by the actor Tom Hanks is hijacked by Somalis. Yet the pirate economy is poorly understood. A report*, to be released on November 4th by the World Bank, the UN and Interpol sheds new light. The authors interviewed current and...
  • Navy warrior’s quick cremation deepens mystery of Chinook disaster in Afghanistan [Extortion 17]

    11/04/2013 7:32:57 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    "A lingering mystery in the August 2011 helicopter crash that killed 30 U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan is why some bodies were cremated and some were not. ***snip*** "Charles Strange of Philadelphia, Michael’s father, said two Navy casualty representatives informed him that his son was “burnt up.” Based on that information, he said, he and Michael’s mother authorized the petty officer’s cremation. ***snip*** “I looked at the picture. And my son did not have to be cremated. He was laying there. His one ankle was messed up. But he was laying there like he had a gun in his hand. He...
  • Kenyan military claims airstrike on al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

    10/31/2013 4:10:26 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    Deutche Welle ^ | 31.10.2013 | dr/ipj (Reuters, AP)
    The Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) said Thursday its warplanes had bombed a training camp located 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Binswor, Somalia, that is allegedly used by fighters of the al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab. The operation follows a Kenyan drone strike on Monday that killed two leading al-Shabab fighters. Kenyan military spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna told Reuters news agency Thursday's assault was in retaliation for the Westgate attack on September 21, which killed at least 67 people. The Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) said Thursday its warplanes had bombed a training camp located 50 kilometers (30 miles) east...
  • 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...
  • Britney Spears Music Used To Scare Off Somali Pirates (NOT satire!)

    10/29/2013 4:15:34 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2013 | by Jon David Kahn
    Whoever believes that Britney Spears' music isn't powerful, need think again. Chart toppers like "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did it Again" have proven to be effective weapons when blasted at approaching Somali Pirates who reportedly retreat at the mere sound of the songstress. Rachel Owens, 34, a merchant navy officer on huge super tankers off the east coast of Africa says music is a really effective way of deterring the pirates and their high-speed skiffs: “Her songs have been chosen by the security team accompanying our tankers because they thought the pirates would hate them...
  • Somalia's al-Shabab commanders 'killed' in strike (Two senior commanders check-out in a Suzuki)

    10/28/2013 12:39:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/28/13 | BBC
    An air strike in southern Somalia has killed two senior commanders of the militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, residents have told the BBC. The strike destroyed the vehicle the militants were travelling in between the towns of Jilib and Barawe, seen as a major base of al-Shabab, they said. The US launched a failed raid in Barawe earlier this month to capture an al-Shabab commander. Al-Shabab is the main al-Qaeda-linked group in East Africa. A Kenyan military source told the BBC their troops had raided Jilib, and that there might have been some casualties. However, correspondents say it is unlikely that...
  • 60 Minutes: Benghazi (CBS Transcript)

    10/27/2013 5:45:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Lara Logan
    The following script is from "Benghazi" which aired on Oct. 27, 2013. The correspondent is Lara Logan. Max McClellan, producer. When Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on the anniversary of September 11th last year, it was only the sixth time that the United States had lost an ambassador to its enemies. The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship. But for those who lived through it, there's nothing confusing about what happened, and they share a sense of profound frustration because they say they saw it coming. Tonight, you will hear for...
  • Benghazi suspects not on State Department's 'Rewards for Justice' list

    10/24/2013 2:46:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-24-2013 | Catherine Herridge
    October 24, 2013 Benghazi suspects not on State Department's 'Rewards for Justice' list Catherine Herridge The State Department's "Rewards for Justice" program -- which offers multimillion-dollar payouts for tips leading to wanted terrorists -- does not include suspects in the Benghazi terror attack. The State Department has not offered an explanation as to why those individuals are not on the list. Pressed by Fox News and The Associated Press on Thursday, spokeswoman Marie Harf suggested the important thing was that the Obama administration is resolved to find those suspects. "This is nothing at all to do with politics. We've made...
  • Underage Somalian girl trafficked to UK for organ harvesting: UK report

    10/23/2013 8:23:18 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Oct 22, 2013 13:57 EST | by Hilary White
    LONDON, October 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An unnamed underage Somalian girl was brought by traffickers into Britain to be used as an unwilling “organ donor,” a report by the British government has revealed. But, as horrifying as the revelation is, Britain’s leading anti-child trafficking organization has speculated the problem may actually be more widespread than the report indicates. “Traffickers are exploiting the demand for organs and the vulnerability of children,” Bharti Patel, the chief executive of Ecpat UK, a charity that combats child trafficking, told the Daily Telegraph. “It’s unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and...
  • Officials Discover Child Trafficked From Somalia to UK to Harvest Her Organs

    10/20/2013 3:27:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | October 20, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    The first case of a child smuggled into the UK to be organ harvested has been uncovered. From the Telegraph story: The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered. The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on to those desperate for a transplant.Child protection charities warned that the case was unlikely to be an isolated incident as traffickers were likely to have smuggled a group of children into the country. The buyers should be asked:...
  • Trail of Kenyan mall attack leads investigators to Norway

    10/18/2013 6:30:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 18, 2013 | By James Norton
    Norwegian police have been questioning friends and family of a Somalia-born Norwegian citizen who they suspect may be one of the gunmen behind last month's terrorist attack in Nairobi. The New York Times reports that Norwegian police are investigating whether Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, a Norwegian citizen born in Somalia, was one of at least four militants involved in the September attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that left more than 60 people dead. The police have been questioning friends and family of Mr. Dhuhulow.
  • Norwegian suspect named as Kenya mall gunman

    10/18/2013 5:35:17 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    A Norwegian citizen of Somali origin is suspected of being one of the attackers who stormed a Kenyan shopping mall last month massacring 67 people, the BBC said. Related Stories Norwegian citizen possibly involved in Kenya mall attack: Norway Reuters Kenya Westgate probe still has many questions AFP Oslo probes if Norwegian involved in Kenya mall attack AFP Charred bodies from Kenya mall 'highly likely' to be gunmen: lawmaker Reuters Norwegian-Somali ID'd as Kenya mall attacker Associated Press The 23-year-old was named as Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow, who the BBC said is suspected of helping to plan and carry out the...
  • 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...
  • Thousands of additional troops urged for force in Somalia

    10/16/2013 6:11:18 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 10:46 AM | Colum Lynch
    UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a surge of thousands of African troops in Somalia to stem the threat of terrorism posed by Islamist insurgents and ensure the survival of a U.N.-backed government, whose success Washington believes is crucial to defeating extremist groups in the region, according to a previously undisclosed appeal. In a letter to the U.N. Security Council, Ban urged member nations to provide the African Union Mission in Somalia with financial and military support, including attack helicopters and advanced logistical and intelligence equipment. He warned that there was an urgent need to...
  • Three Somali Pirates Sentenced To Life-In-Prison For Murder Of Four Americans Aboard SV Quest

    10/12/2013 8:10:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    DOJ ^ | August 2013 | DOJ
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August , 2013 NORFOLK, Va. – Somali nationals Ahmed Muse Salad, a/k/a “Afmagalo,” 25, Abukar Osman Beyle, 20, and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, 29, who were previously found guilty, by jury, of all 26 counts charged, to include: piracy, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, hostage taking resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death, and multiple firearms offenses, were sentenced today by a federal jury. The three defendants were sentenced to life-in-prison for their roles in the February 22, 2011, murder of four Americans aboard the sailing vessel Quest. The victims included: Scott Underwood Adam, Jean Savage Adam, Phyllis...
  • King Defends Israel in Extraordinary House Debate (Michael Scheuer)

    10/11/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies
    Hamodia Torah Jewry ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Yochonon Donn
    WASHINGTON - Taking on one of the United States’ most prominent Israel critics Wednesday, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who is mulling a presidential run, defended the special relationship with Israel as essential for U.S. security. The sparring came when, at a Homeland Security Committee hearing on the threat posed by Somali al-Qaida affiliate Al Shabaab, former CIA al-Qaida analyst Michael Scheuer said that al-Qaida would leave the U.S. alone if they were to abandon their alliance with Israel. “If it was up to me I’d dump the Israelis tomorrow,” Scheuer said. “All I worry about is the...
  • A Look at Eritrea, an Isolated African Nation [know your third world hellholes]

    10/10/2013 3:09:38 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2013 | RODNEY MUHUMUZA By The Associated Press
    Eritrea declared independence in 1993 following a United Nations-backed referendum in which Eritreans voted to break away from Ethiopia. Eritrea's pro-independence leaders fought a guerrilla war against Ethiopia that ended in 1991. Relations between landlocked Ethiopia and Eritrea, which has a Red Sea coastline, have since remained tense, with both countries' armies occasionally clashing over an undefined common border. From May 1998 to June 2000, the neighbors fought a costly and bloody war over a disputed border territory. Both countries continue to accuse each other of supporting armed groups across the border. ... Eritrea has long been accused of fomenting...
  • NBC News Exclusive: How the SEAL Raid on Somalia Went Bad (Obama Sets up SEAL Team 6?)

    10/07/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | Monday, October 7, 2013 | Matthew Cole and Jim Miklaszewski
    The team of less than two dozen Navy SEALs from Seal Team 6 huddled in one fast boat and headed toward the Somali shoreline under the cover of darkness in the early hours of Saturday morning. Three more small boats with additional SEALs flanked the assault team’s craft, to provide back-up and assist with the planned extraction of an al Shabaab warlord named Ikrima. According to multiple U.S. military sources, the lead boat landed, and the assault team hit the beach near the Southern Somali town of Barawe, headed for the fortified seaside compound of their target. U.S. intelligence had...
  • Official: Navy SEAL team pulled out when it couldn't capture suspect alive

    10/07/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 11:28 AM EDT, Mon October 7, 2013 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six pulled out during a raid to capture suspected Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima when it became clear that he couldn't be taken alive, a senior U.S. official told CNN. "Their mission was to capture him. Once it became clear we were not going to able to take him, the Navy commander made the decision to withdraw," said the official, who has direct knowledge of the entire Somalia operation but declined to be identified publicly.
  • Failed Navy SEALs raid on Somali target could bolster Al Shabab (Today)

    10/06/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 6, 2013 | Mike Pflanz
    Past US strikes on Al Shabab leaders, even successful ones, have not diminished the group.A commando unit from the US Navy’s Seal Team Six launched an amphibious raid on a Somali town, but failed to confirm a capture or kill of their Al Shabab target, suspected to be linked to Nairobi’s Westgate mall terror attack. The operation could have opposite its intended result of discouraging further attacks. Analysts warn that even earlier successful targeted strikes against Al Shabab, a Somalia-based Islamist militant group, failed to curb the group's capacity to carry out international terror attacks, and that failed missions could...