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  • Why I can’t say anything about Ilhan Omar

    02/05/2023 10:02:49 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/23 | Jack Engelhard
    Truth is, I shouldn’t be writing anything about Ilhan Omar, because I lack journalistic distance and detachment on this topic. The problem is…I can’t stand this squirrel who wormed her way in from Somalia and who now personifies everything that is wrong with America…and whose remarks against Jews and Israel affect us all in the most negative and harmful ways. As a member of Congress, her hateful comments travel far and wide and are taken seriously, often by the wrong people. Which means that I can’t be fair, nor objective, nor reasonable to this person who by herself stinks up...
  • Bilal al-Sudani: US forces kill Islamic State Somalia leader in cave complex

    01/27/2023 7:08:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/27/2023 | Cecilia Macaulay
    He was killed after US special forces raided a remote mountainous cave complex hoping to capture him. "Al-Sudani was responsible for fostering the growing presence of ISIS in Africa," Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said. He also allegedly funded the group's activities globally, Mr Austin added. Analysts say the fact that US troops were sent under orders of President Joe Bidento kill or capture Sudani, rather than using a less risky drone strike, indicates his significance. Details about the nature of the operation have not been released, however the soldiers were drafted in via helicopter, according to the New York Times...
  • US airstrikes in Somalia kill 15 al-Shabab fighters

    12/19/2022 10:29:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox ^ | 12/19/2022 | Michael Lee
    Two separate airstrikes were carried out in "collective self-defense," the U.S. military in Africa announced Sunday, with the first occurring on Dec. 14 and the second on Dec. 17, according to a report from Voice of America. The strikes were made at the request of the Federal Government of Somalia in support of Somali National Army forces, with the first strike killing seven militants and the second killing eight al-Shabab fighters. Somali government forces have been supported by air support from the U.S. and other governments, with the U.S. ramping up pressure on the group in recent months. In October,...
  • Trump ordered 'immediate' troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Somalia in December 2020 because he 'knew he lost' the election and wanted Biden to deal with it - despite warnings it would be 'catastrophic', January 6 committee

    10/13/2022 8:19:42 PM PDT · by algore · 93 replies
    Donald Trump ordered a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Somalia after he lost the 2020 election, the January 6 committee said at their Thursday hearing. The memo was written to the acting Secretary of Defense on November 11 to take effect on January 15, 2021 - just before President Joe Biden was meant to take office. The revelation was made by GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who is retiring from Congress at the end of this year after facing opposition from Trump over his re-election. Trump National Security Council Official Gen. Keith Kellogg said he warned the former...
  • Faribault schools remove pork from menu to accommodate Muslim students (MN)

    09/06/2022 9:10:37 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 9/6/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A public school district in southeastern Minnesota has banned pork offerings on all of its menus to accommodate Muslim students. Faribault Public Schools is no longer offering pork in its school cafeterias after a prior board meeting where concerns about the pork offerings were raised by the local chapter of the Minnesota Parent Union. Members of the Minnesota Parent Union and two managers from Sodexo, a food and facilities company, spoke about the significant menu change in a video last month, which was shared by the district. Activist Tiffini Flynn Forslund had met Sodexo district manager Lori McMahon at the...
  • Islamic State Ramps Up Its Campaign Against Christians

    09/06/2022 6:51:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 9/3/22 | Aira Chilcott
    In the past two months, the transnational Islamic jihadist organisation known as Islamic State (IS) has released three propaganda videos in non-Arabic languages. On 14 June, IS West Africa Province in Nigeria released a video in Hausa, the largest ethnic/language group in West and Central Africa. On 1 July, IS in Iraq released a video in Kurdish, which is spoken in Iraqi Kurdistan, north and east Syria, and much of eastern Turkey. On 30 July, IS in Somalia released a 25-minute video in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. The Amharic-language video specifically calls for jihad against Ethiopia's Christians and...
  • Somalia: 21 dead, 117 wounded in deadly Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu hotel

    08/21/2022 6:11:17 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 36 replies
    Jihadist terrorist group Al-Shabaab on Friday launched an attack on the famous Hayat hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. The devastating siege lasted for 30 hours.
  • Gunmen storm upscale hotel in Somalia's capital

    08/19/2022 8:41:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | August 19, 2022 | Omar Nor,
    Gunfire and explosions shook an upscale hotel in Mogadishu on Friday evening, as police responded to an attack by unidentified gunmen, according to local authorities and witnesses. Police Major Hassan Dahir confirmed to CNN that a gun battle was taking place between gunmen and Somali security forces at the Hayat Hotel in Somalia's capital, in an area frequented by lawmakers and government officials. Two security officials, including Mogadishu intelligence chief Muhidin Mohamed, were wounded in the ongoing attack, Dahir said. Details remained murky, however, as the siege continued. The Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in...
  • Fort Bragg soldiers help rescue injured passengers of African plane crash

    07/19/2022 9:02:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    A medical training exercise shifted into real-world application Monday for Fort Bragg soldiers as a passenger airplane crashed in front of them in Mogadishu, Somalia... They are part of the Maneuver Adviser Team 2231, which is working with the Somali National army’s Danab Brigade... ...[T]he soldiers were medically training a platoon of Somalia’s Danab commandos when a Jubba Airlines airplane with about 30 passengers crashed at about 10:30 a.m. Monday at the nearby Mogadishu International Airport. According to the news release, the soldiers were medically training a platoon of Somalia’s Danab commandos when a Jubba Airlines airplane with about 30...
  • Somalia plane crash: Plane flips over at Mogadishu airport

    07/18/2022 8:02:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Firefighters doused the flames and pictures from the scene show the plane, a Fokker 50, upside down. It belonged to Jubba Airways and it was an internal flight from the city of Baidoa to the capital. The passengers and the crew were all rescued, according to the airport authorities who were quoted by state media. The cause of the crash is not yet clear.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Facing Severe Food Shortage

    07/14/2022 6:56:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Voice of America ^ | July 12, 2022 | Lisa Schlein
    The International Committee of the Red Cross warns hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa are going hungry due to conflict, climate shocks, and rising food prices triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ICRC warns Africa’s food crisis is set to worsen. It says conflict and armed violence, failing harvests due to years of drought, and increases in food and other commodity prices are driving more people into extreme poverty and hunger. A recent U.N. assessment estimates 346 million people on the continent face severe food insecurity, meaning one-quarter of the population does not have enough to eat....
  • Former Olympic champion Mo Farah reveals real identity ( He Was Illegally Trafficked Into U.K, as a Child)

    07/11/2022 4:22:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 12 Jul 2022
    Former Olympic champion Mo Farah revealed in an article published on Monday (Jul 11) that he was brought to Britain illegally under the name of another child to work as a domestic servant. Farah told the BBC that he was given the name Mohamed Farah by a woman who flew him to the UK from east African country Djibouti aged nine. The 39-year-old, whose father was killed in Somalia when he was four, said his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin and claimed he was made to look after another family's children in Britain.
  • Swedish Populists Call for Syrians, Somalis, and Afghans to Be Returned as Integration Fails

    06/04/2022 5:51:52 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2022 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The populist Sweden Democrats (SD) have called for the repatriation of Syrians, Afghans, and Somalis, noting their rate of unemployment and high numbers who have not integrated. Party leader Jimmie Åkesson and migration policy spokesman Ludvig Aspling have said the Swedish government needs to do more to return migrants to their homelands if they rely on state benefits and do not integrate. “Since 2010, Sweden has granted over 1.2 million residence permits, equivalent to more than a brand new Stockholm. Unemployment is almost five times higher among foreign-born compared to native-born,” the pair wrote in a debate article for the...
  • GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

    05/22/2022 7:12:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 5/21/22 | KIM CHANDLER
    AUBURN, Ala. -- Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination. The leading candidates are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks who won — and then lost — former President Donald Trump’s backing in the race; Katie Boyd Britt, the former leader of Business Council of Alabama and Shelby’s former chief of staff; and Mike Durant, an aerospace company owner best known as the helicopter pilot whose capture during a U.S. military mission in Somalia was chronicled in the...
  • Tucker Carlson Is Brilliant But This Time He’s Wrong(Ukraine)

    Carlson spoke out against any American involvement even before the Russian troops crossed the border. But Carlson’s definition of American involvement even included opposition to sending money or weapons to the Ukrainian military. That was a mistake, and he is only compounding it now by opposing further U.S. funds for Kyiv.
  • Biden Orders US Troops Back To War-Torn Somalia, Reversing Trump Withdrawal

    05/16/2022 9:20:51 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-16-2022
    Aftermath of alleged US airstrike in Somalia in prior years, file image. White House officials have announced that President Biden will reverse Trump’s Somalia withdrawal of US forces as the fight with al-Shabaab Islamic militants heats up. This includes talk of a return to a policy of indefinite “boots on the ground” – or as one senior official was quoted as saying – “a persistent US military presence” there. “President Biden has approved a request from the Secretary of Defense to reestablish a persistent U.S. military presence in Somalia to enable a more effective fight against al-Shabaab, which has increased...
  • Chinese military taking 'irresponsible actions' toward U.S. forces in Djibouti, intel chief says

    06/16/2019 2:00:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2019 | Geoff Hill
    The Chinese military is guilty of “irresponsible actions” toward American forces stationed at Djibouti’s Camp Lemonnier on the Horn of Africa, a senior U.S. military intelligence officer said. The home of U.S. military operations in the region and the biggest U.S. base on the continent, Camp Lemonnier is near the People’s Liberation Army’s first overseas military base, and the proximity has been a continuing source of tension. Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, director of intelligence at the U.S. Africa Command, told a small group of African-based journalists in a telephone media roundtable that China tried to “constrain international airspace” by barring...
  • Biden approves deployment of US ground forces in Somalia

    President Biden has signed an order authorizing the military to once again deploy hundreds of Special Operations forces inside Somalia — largely reversing the decision by President Donald J. Trump to withdraw nearly all 700 ground troops who had been stationed there, according to four officials familiar with the matter. In addition, Mr. Biden has approved a Pentagon request for standing authority to target about a dozen suspected leaders of Al Shabab, the Somali terrorist group that is affiliated with Al Qaeda, three of the officials said. Since Mr. Biden took office, airstrikes have largely been limited to those meant...
  • Somali man accused of threatening to kill Biden, Trump

    04/25/2022 11:34:17 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    American Military News ^ | 4/24/22 | Naomi Creason - The Sentinel
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported that a Cumberland County man has been indicted for allegedly threatening President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Mohamed Farah, 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictment alleges that Farah, who is a citizen of Somalia, in January threatened to assassinate Biden, as well as threatened to assassinate Trump if he runs for re-election. The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, FBI and Lower Allen Township Police.
  • News networks use retired military brass as war analysts without disclosing their defense-industry ties

    04/24/2022 2:29:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST:During eight appearances on Fox News and Fox Business Network in early January, Jack Keane was introduced several ways: as “a retired four-star general,” as the former “vice chief of staff for the U.S. Army,” and as Fox News’s “senior strategic analyst.”All of those are accurate descriptions. Keane is a distinguished veteran, having commanded American troops in such places as Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia. Fox employs him to provide analysis of national security and military operations, such as the unfolding hostilities between the United States and Iran.But another part of Keane’s résumé wasn’t mentioned: the former general is...