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FEDS: Twin Cities man behind Somalia bombing, investigating network
KSTP.com ^ | 11/25/08 | Sam Zeff, Assistant News Director; Bob McNaney, Investigative Reporter; Nicole Muehlhausen, Web Prod

Posted on 11/25/2008 12:33:41 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned that federal law enforcement sources believe that a Twin Cities man blew himself up in a suicide bombing in Northern Somalia last month.

The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating whether Shirwa Ahmed had developed a terrorist recruiting network in the area.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS learned that Ahmed came to the Twin Cities in 1996 and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. He was a naturalized U.S. citizen.

More than a dozen young men of Somali descent, mostly in their 20s, from the Minneapolis area have recently disappeared, U.S. law enforcement officials tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. All are thought to be associates of Ahmed. U.S. officials suspect most of the young men have departed for Somalia to fight in ongoing violence there or to train in terrorist camps. Family members of the young men are said to be distraught, trying to figure to out what happened to them, sources say.

So far, the investigation has not uncovered credible evidence of a plot targeting the U.S. but American officials want to track down all these young men before they can say for certain what this is or is not, according to ABC News. Sources say the situation is being closely monitored by senior law enforcement and intelligence officials in Washington.

CIA Director Michael Hayden recently voiced his concern about increased fighting in Somalia and the Horn of Africa and the desire of Al Qaeda to strengthen it's ties in Somalia. "In East Africa, Al Qaeda's engaging Somali extremists to revitalize operations," said Hayden."And while there clearly has not yet been an official merger, the leader of the al-Shabaab terrorist group is closely tied to al-Qa’ida. And the recent bombings in Somalia may have meant, at least in part, may have been meant to strengthen the bona fides of this group with al-Qaeda's senior leaders. A merger between al-Shabaab and al-Qa’ida could give Somali extremists much needed funding while al-Qaeda could then claim to be re-establishing its operations based in East Africa. That's a base that was severely disrupted about two years ago when Ethiopia moved into Somalia."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
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1 posted on 11/25/2008 12:33:41 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Cindy

PING......


2 posted on 11/25/2008 12:33:56 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First.....THEN Read Drudge.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Homeland Security is busy deciding color swatches.


3 posted on 11/25/2008 12:38:24 PM PST by Zathras
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

McNaney does good work reporting. I believe he was the one that led the charge on exposing the flying Imams.

I guess there’s one less Lost Boy to worry about.


4 posted on 11/25/2008 12:40:45 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
What Mosque did/do these people attend?

Send some ordnance sniffing gerbils (they don't allow dogs) into it.

5 posted on 11/25/2008 12:41:44 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
why in gods name would an american go to somalia to blow himself up?

much more effect if it happened here. and the hardest part is getting a bomber into the country and they had that issue solved!

these guys make about as much sense to me as women do.

6 posted on 11/25/2008 12:43:42 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
a Twin Cities man blew himself up in a suicide bombing

He is now likely to vote Democrat for every future election.

7 posted on 11/25/2008 12:52:02 PM PST by catpuppy
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To: catpuppy

his pirate dreams are over.


8 posted on 11/25/2008 1:02:48 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So again, I am going to ask myself this question, “WHY do I live in MN???”

I have GOT to get out of here.


9 posted on 11/25/2008 1:16:01 PM PST by FarRightFanatic
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

From the article:

“Family members of the young men are said to be distraught, trying to figure to out what happened to them, sources say.”

Yeah, I’m sure they have NO idea what has happened to them.

Can someone please tell me WHY we bring these people here to our great country?


10 posted on 11/25/2008 1:19:54 PM PST by FarRightFanatic
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“American officials want to track down all these young men “

Why? You had them all in three blocks on Franklin ave. for
fourteen years. Should have rounded them up and shipped them back in 1996!


11 posted on 11/25/2008 1:27:04 PM PST by Fireone (Homeland security is 100,000 rounds of dry ammo and 10 cords of dry firewood.)
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To: Fireone

Those high-rise apartment buidlings on Franklin have to be a virtual hornet’s nest of jihadis.

Start tracking down the ones that still live here.


12 posted on 11/25/2008 1:55:43 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative

You would be correct. Bob’s a real pitbull...


13 posted on 11/25/2008 2:26:48 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First.....THEN Read Drudge.)
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To: Fireone

Also the 494 strip in Bloomington....


14 posted on 11/25/2008 2:28:30 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First.....THEN Read Drudge.)
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To: NorthWoody; Manic_Episode; mikethevike; coder2; AmericanChef; Reaganesque; ER Doc; lesser_satan; ...

WELCOME TO FREE REPUBLIC’S MINNESOTA PING LIST!

117 MEMBERS AND GROWING...!

FREEPMAIL ME IF YOU WANT ON OR OFF THIS LIST!


15 posted on 11/25/2008 3:15:52 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Have you been to the Wal-Mart in Bloomington or Eeden Prairie?

Let’s not forget the Rainbow Foods store on Hiawatha and Lake Street?

The worst has got to the the West Bank area, particularly around the Cedar-Riverside housing projects.

If sharia law is ever imposed in Minnesota, it’ll likely be there first!

Kidding...sort of.


16 posted on 11/25/2008 3:18:48 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: mplsconservative
The Lost Boys were not Somalis.

They were Sudanese, and for the most part, Christians.

17 posted on 11/25/2008 3:22:11 PM PST by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: MplsSteve

When I took my training to apply for a carry permit (both times) one of the things they teach you is avoidance of dangerous situations. Your odds of having to use deadly force to save your life go down if you avoid dangerous places/situation.

So....No, I’ve never been to any of those places....

;-)


18 posted on 11/25/2008 3:29:55 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First.....THEN Read Drudge.)
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To: mplsconservative

They’ve added a video report to the web story.

Same link.


19 posted on 11/25/2008 3:46:50 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First.....THEN Read Drudge.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Can someone explain to me why we are letting these people in? Seriously, this is suicide to our nation. Why can’t they stay in Somalia and rebuild that nation? Northern Somalia is capitalistic and isn’t the war-torn strife that Mogadishu is. Boasso has all kinds of entrepreneurs there making it the fastest-growing city in Somalia.


20 posted on 11/25/2008 3:55:30 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: happygrl

Thanks. I didn’t know that.


21 posted on 11/25/2008 3:57:22 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: FarRightFanatic

It’s the quality of life. Terrorists from Africa and all around the world know this and come here for our culture and amenities. They don’t mind paying a little more in taxes for a better quality of life. So there . . .

/sarc


22 posted on 11/25/2008 4:12:32 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ($750 billion is nothing - surrender your children, wealth and gold fillings now to avoid the rush.)
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To: FarRightFanatic
"Can someone please tell me WHY we bring these people here to our great country?"

Well... because they're Black, they have more 'rights' to government programs than you do.

They also get to go to college, etc before your children.

See how distorted AA has become.

23 posted on 11/25/2008 4:38:44 PM PST by blam
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; All

Thank you for the ping ButThreeLeftsDo.

ADDING some more links:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/023648.php
(KSTP.com)

November 25, 2008

“’Twin Cities man’ blew himself up in Somalia suicide bombing”

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Previously...

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/023647.php
(MyFoxTwinCities)

November 25, 2008
“Somalis leaving Minnesota, returning home to wage jihad?”

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A Look at Suicide Bombers/Homicide Bombers/Human Bombs/Jihadis:

Post no. 52:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2120552/posts?page=52#52


24 posted on 11/25/2008 5:10:50 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

ADDING 1 link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2139048/posts

“Mpls. Somali community reacts to terrorist reports (Update)”
KSTP.com ^ | 11/26/08 | Nicole Muehlhausen
Posted on November 26, 2008 8:22:51 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo


25 posted on 11/26/2008 8:39:24 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:

Google - News - Search Term: "HUMAN BOMB"

MEMRI.org - Search Term: "Suicide (Martyrdom) Operations"

YAHOO! News - Photo Gallery: "Suicide Bomber"

GOOGLE - Search Term: "HOMICIDE BOMBERS"

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "SUICIDE ASSAULT TARGETS KHOST INTELLIGENCE HEADQUARTERS" by Bill Roggio (December 4, 2008)

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20081203-05: Mosul, Iraq - "PUSH CART EXPLODES NEAR SCHOOL" (SNIPPET: "The insurgents allegedly used a push cart loaded with explosives.") (December 3, 2008)
MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20081127-01: Tikrit, Iraq - "18 FEMALES FROM SUICIDE VEST CELL TURN THEMSELVES IN" (November 27, 2008) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (KSTP.com): "'TWIN CITIES MAN' BLEW HIMSELF UP IN SOMALIA SUICIDE BOMBING" (SNIPPET: "The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating whether Shirwa Ahmed had developed a terrorist recruiting network in the area.") (November 25, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (MyFoxTwinCities): "SOMALIS LEAVING MINNESOTA, RETURNING HOME TO WAGE JIHAD?" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "They're known in the Somali community simply at The Missing. More than 20 young Somali men, between the ages of 17 and 22, who have left the Twin Cities in the last few months, without a single word to their families.") (November 25, 2008)
TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER (IICC): "Al-Quds, Hamas's second satellite TV channel, went on air on November 11, further expanding that movement's media empire. Hamas's willingness to invest considerable resources in its media, even when faced with financial distress, reflects the significance it places on the battle for hearts and minds." (November 18, 2008)

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER (IICC): "The Israeli security forces recently detained a young Arab-Israeli woman from Ramleh who was in contact with Fatah/Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade operatives from the Gaza Strip. They asked her to help carry out an abduction and a suicide bombing attack in Israel." (September 17, 2008)

Link

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "TALIBAN MURDERS MULLAH CRITICAL OF SUICIDE OPERATIONS" (November 14, 2008)

THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "ALLAH'S WARRIORS USING 13 YEAR OLD GIRL FOR SUICIDE BOMBING, MURDERING DOZENS OF CIVILIANS; NY TIMES frets that U.S. might be SECRETLY hunting al Qaeda" (November 10, 2008)

MAKING SENSE OF JIHAD.com - blog: "ASK A SILLY QUESTION" (October 28, 2008)

Link

JIHAD WATCH.org (SUNDAY MERCURY): "UK: POLL REVEALS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF MUSLIMS SUPPORT SUICIDE BOMBINGS" (October 18, 2008)

BBC NEWS.com: "JUST MARRIED AND DETERMINED TO DIE" (Page last updated October 13, 2008, 14:05 UK)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ADNKRONOS): "IRAQ: 'AL-QAEDA IS TARGETING ORPHANS, STREET CHILDREN AND MENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN AS SUICIDE BOMBER RECRUITS AS WELL AS WOMEN'" (October 1, 2008)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 2057: "15-YEAR-OLD IRAQ WOULD-BE SUICIDE BOMBER TELLS HER STORY ON IRAQ TV" (September 22, 2008)

Video Link

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER DISGUISED AS BEGGER KILLS 21" (September 7, 2008)

JAMESTOWN.org - TERRORISM FOCUS: "JIHADIS DISPUTE ROLE OF IRAQ'S FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS" by Abdul Hameed Bakier (September 2, 2008)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 2034: "WOMEN IN GAZA PREPARE TO BECOME SUICIDE BOMBERS" (August 26, 2008) (Read More...)

Video - Link

JIHAD WATCH.org (KUNA): "IN IRAQ, IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE SUICIDE BOMBING" (August 25, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Baghdad - "IRAQ: TEENAGE GIRL IN SUICIDE VEST" (August 25, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "IRAQ: WOMAN WITH BOMB VEST CHANGES HER MIND" (August 25, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (YONHAP NEWS via CHOSUN ILBO): "CHINA: XINJIANG TERRORISTS ARE PREDOMINANTLY WOMEN IN 20's (TA KUNG PAO OF HONG KONG)" (Posted August 11, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA): "JIHADISTS KILL EIGHT IN WESTERN CHINA WITH SUICIDE BOMBS" (August 10, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (DAILY TIMES.com.pk): "JIHADISTS DEVELOP 'SUICIDE UNDERWEAR'" (July 31, 2008) (Read More...)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (CHESLER CHRONICLES - PAJAMAS MEDIA): "DAMSELS OF DEATH" by Phyllis Chesler (July 29, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (REUTERS): Baghdad - "BOMBERS KILL 50 IN IRAQ, WOUND NEARLY 250" (SNIPPET: "Three female suicide bombers...") (Posted July 28, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Baquba, Iraq - "IRAQ: 'VENGEFUL' WOMEN INCREASINGLY ENGAGING IN SUICIDE ATTACKS" (July 26, 2008)

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20080725-01: Diyala, Iraq - "FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS EIGHT, WOUNDS 15" (July 25, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Palestinian TV, July 16, 2008") - New from MEMRI TV: "ON PA TV, FATAH REPRESENTATIVES IN PALESTINIAN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL JIHAD CELEBRATE RETURN OF TERRORIST DALAL AL-MOGHRABI'S REMAINS" (July 18, 2008)

Video - Link

Video - Link

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20080716-05: Baghdad - "SUICIDE BOMBER TARGETS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER IN NORTHERN BAGHDAD" (PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: "... who killed herself and three Iraqi citizens...") (July 16, 2008)

YNET NEWS.com: "FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 9 NORTH OF BAGHDAD" (Published July 7, 2008, 13:14)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "SUICIDE BOMBING OUTSIDE LAL MASJID IN ISLAMABAD KILLS 19" by Bill Roggio (July 6, 2008, 1:47 pm)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "EX-GUANTANAMO DETAINEE SUICIDE BOMBER FOUGHT AT TORA BORA" by Bill Roggio (July 1, 2008)

OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "JIHADI RECIDIVISM 101" (June 26, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (CNN.com): Yusuiya, Iraq - "U.S. TRAINS IRAQI WOMEN TO FIND FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS" (Posted June 24, 2008)

JAMESTOWN.org - TERRORISM FOCUS: "THE PARADISE BOYS: THE INTERNAL DEBATE OVER THE USE OF CHILD JIHADIS IN IRAQ" by Abdul Hameed Bakier (June 24, 2008)

CNN.com: "FEMALE BOMBER KILLS 16 NEAR GOVERNMENT COMPLEX" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "More than 20 female suicide bombers have carried out attacks in Iraq this year, a number much higher than in previous years. According to the U.S. military, women carried out eight bombings in 2007. Authorities said that al Qaeda in Iraq is recruiting women and that increasing numbers of women are volunteering for missions.") (Updated June 22, 2008, 1927 GMT)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER TARGETS SOCCER FANS IN BAGHDAD" (June 14, 2008)

ADNKRONOS.com (AKI): Baghdad - "IRAQ: CHILD TERRORISTS BEHIND GROWING NUMBER OF ATTACKS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Iraqi army has noted a rise in attacks carried out by children or women from 2007 to 2008. In the last year they are believed to have carried out at least 16 suicide attacks and 200 other bomb attacks.") (June 13, 2008)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "SUICIDE RECRUITS DROPPING IN IRAQ Mirrors losses in the field, U.S. says" by Rowan Scarborough (June 11, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Alnajafnews.net, June 5, 2008"): "10-YEAR-OLD AL-QAEDA GIRL CARRIES OUT SUICIDE BOMBING IN IRAQ" (Posted June 5, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Alarabiya.net, May 27, 2008"): "AL-QAEDA SUICIDE KIDS EXPAND ACTIVITY IN BAGHDAD" (SNIPPET: "The Al-Qaeda "Paradise Youths" suicide bombers group, comprising children and youths aged 11 through 16, has expanded its operations into areas of northern Baghdad.") (Posted May 28, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (YAHOO NEWS): Baghdad - "IRAQI ARMY: 6 TEENS TRAINED AS SUICIDE BOMBERS" (Posted May 26, 2008)

MEMRI.org - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 439: "IRANIAN WOMEN'S MAGAZINE SHUT DOWN FOR PUBLISHING INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLE ON MARTYRDOM MOVEMENT" by M. Nissimov, Y. Mansharof and A. Savyon (May 22, 2008)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1938: "ON AL-JAZEERA, PFLP-GC LEADER SALUTES SUICIDE BOMBERS, SLAMS PA NEGOTIATORS; STATES 'WHY SHOULDN'T WE CLAIM THAT ANDALUSIA IS OUR HOMELAND?'" (May 22, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (TELEGRAPH.co.uk): "AL-QA'EDA TRAINING CHILDREN AS SUICIDE BOMBERS" (May 19, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Kabul, Afghanistan - "AFGHAN TEACHER SHOT DEAD AFTER SPEECH CONDEMNING SUICIDE BOMBINGS" (May 14, 2008)

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 2008514-10: Camp Victory, Iraq - "SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKS IRAQI ARMY POSITION" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A female suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi Army battle position...") (May 14, 2008)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "MILITARY CONDEMNS SUICIDE BOMBINGS THAT KILLED 29, WOUNDED 52" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Military officials condemned a pair of suicide bombings that occurred near an Iraqi hospital today..."(May 2, 2008)

JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST.com (AP): "AT LEAST 35 DEAD IN DOUBLE SUICIDE ATTACK AT WEDDING NEAR BAGHDAD" (May 2, 2008, 10:21)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "FREED FROM GITMO, HE BLOWS HIMSELF UP IN IRAQ" (May 1, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE): Amman - "U.N. - IRAQI CHILDREN RECRUITED FOR JIHAD, SUICIDE ATTACKS" (April 25, 2008) (Read More...)(

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20080423-06: Tikrit, Iraq - "SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKS IP STATION, KILLS 18" (April 23, 2008)

KUNA.net.kw: Islamabad - "POLICE IN ISLAMABAD ARRESTS OVER 75 SUSPECTS AFTER REPORTS OF SUICIDE" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Syed Kalim Imam, Senior Superintendent Police (SSP), while talking to media said that security has been given a red alert and an operation has been launched to arrest eight teenaged suicide bombers. He added that so far more than 75 suspects have been arrested and that the operation was still underway.") (March 23, 2008, 5:56 pm)
MNF-IRAQ.com - Press Release A080323a: Baghdad - "COALITION FORCES KILL 17 TERRORISTS INCLUDING SIX LIKELY SUICIDE BOMBERS, DETAIN 30 SUSPECTS" (March 23, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "IN PICTURES: SUICIDE CAR BOMB ATTACK AT COMBAT OUTPOST INMAN" by Bill Roggio (March 23, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "SUICIDE CAR BOMB ATTACK KILLED 13 IRAQI SOLDIERS IN MOSUL" by Bill Roggio (March 23, 2008)

ADNKRONOS.com (AKI): Baghdad - "IRAQ: AL-QAEDA 'ENLISTING WIDOWS AS SUICIDE BOMBERS'" (March 21, 2008)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "FEMALE BOMBERS SPREAD TERROR" by Sharon Behn (March 20, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (TIMES ONLINE.co.uk, March 18, 2008): "BAVARIAN CUENEYT CIFTCI IS GERMANY'S FIRST SUICIDE BOMBER" (Posted March 17, 2008)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): Lahore, Pakistan - "HOMICIDE BOMBS KILL 25 IN EASTERN PAKISTAN CITY, WRECKS A POLICE HQ" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The two blasts happened about 15 minutes apart in different districts of this eastern city.") (March 11, 2008)

YNET NEWS.com (REUTERS): "SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS ONE IN N. IRAQ HOTEL ATTACK" (Published March 10, 2008, 22:06)

YNET NEWS.com (REUTERS): "FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS IRAQ TRIBAL HEAD" (Published March 10, 2008, 10:11)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "LEE MEDIA NETWORK PRESENTS: 'DOES THIS BOMB VEST MAKE ME LOOK FAT?'" (March 2, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "US TROOPS CAPTURE RECRUITER OF FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS NORTH OF BAGHDAD" by Bill Roggio (March 1, 2008)

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20080301-03: Diyala Province, Iraq - "COALITION FORCES DETAIN SUICIDE VEST CELL LEADER RECRUITING WOMEN" (March 1, 2008)

JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST: "CIVIL FIGHTS: PATHOLOGICAL CULTURE KILLS" by Evelyn Gordon (Updated February 27, 2008, 21:58)

THE LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS SENIOR PAKISTANI GENERAL IN RAWALPINDI" by Bill Roggio (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "...after a Taliban suicide bomber rammed into Mushtaq's staff car.") (February 25, 2008, 10:01 am)

BBC NEWS: "IRAQI PILGRIMS CAUGHT IN BOMBING" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Separately, in Samarra north of the capital, a suicide bomber in a wheelchair attacked a police station.") (Last updated February 25, 2008, 10:26 GMT)

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20080223-05: Mosul, Iraq - "COALITION FORCES DISCOVER DISGUISED TRUCK-BOMB" (PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: "Coalition forces discovered a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device disguised as a Red Crescent food relief truck in southeastern Mosul Feb. 15. The truck was labeled with hospital markings but contained eight 55-gallon drums with more than 5,000 pounds of unknown bulk explosives.") (February 23, 2008)
THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "GOOD NEWS: CARTOONS, VIDEO GAMES GROOMING KIDS FOR JIHAD" (February 24, 2008)

PEOPLE.co.uk - News: "CARTOON FOR KID BOMBERS EXCLUSIVE 'Fun' films help groom suicide lads" BY DANIEL JONES (February 24, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "BAGHDAD BOMBERS DIDN'T HAVE DOWN SYNDROME AFTER ALL" (February 20, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "A 'GOOD' SUICIDE BOMBER?" by Joe Kaufman (February 19, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Liberte, Algeria, February 17, 2008"): "ALGERIAN SECURITY FORCES SEARCH FOR 33 SUICIDE BOMBER RECRUITS" (February 18, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "SUICIDE BOMBING IN PAKISTANI TRIBAL AGENCY KILLS 37" by Bill Roggio (February 16, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "DEVASTATING SUICIDE ATTACK ROCKS KANDAHAR" by Matt Dupee (February 17, 2008)

JPOST.com: "WOMAN KILLED, 38 WOUNDED IN DIMONA SUICIDE BOMBING" (February 4, 2008)

BBC NEWS: "SUICIDE BLAST HITS PAKISTAN BUS" (Last updated February 4, 2008, 06:35 GMT)

BBC NEWS: "COLOMBO RAILWAY BLAST KILLS SIX" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "At least six people have been killed in a suspected suicide attack in the main railway station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, security forces say. Police said a female suicide bomber blew herself up as a suburban train pulled into a station platform.") (Last updated: February 3, 2008, 09:53 GMT)

JPOST.com: "'SUICIDE BOMBING GLORIOUS, HONORABLE'" by Johnny Paul, London (Updated February 3, 2008, 7:30)

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20080201-04: Forward Operating Base Loyalty - "TWO FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 27, WOUND 53 CIVILIANS IN SEPARATE ATTACKS" (February 1, 2008)

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MEMRI.org - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 419: "WOMEN'S FORUMS ON ISLAMIST WEBSITES - TOOLS FOR PREPARING WOMEN TO CARRY OUT JIHAD AND SUICIDE OPERATIONS" by D. Hazan (February 1, 2008)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1831: "SAUDI COLUMNIST ON PREOCCUPATION WITH DEATH IN SAUDI GIRLS' SCHOOLS" (January 31, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Baghdad - "AL-QAEDA USING CHILDREN AS SUICIDE BOMBERS" (January 28, 2008)

LITTLE GREEN FOOTBALLS.com - blog: "MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN JORDAN CALLS FOR SUICIDE BOMBINGS" (January 27, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "'AL-QAIDA'S MySpace': HOW SUICIDE BOMBERS ARE BEING RECRUITED ONLINE" by Evan Kohlmann (January 17, 2008)

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NY SUN.com: Washington - "INSIDE QAEDA'S 'MySpace' INTERNET SITES" by Eli Lake (January 15, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Brussels - "'RELIGION OF PEACE' CORPS SUFFERS A SETBACK: JIHADISTS RECRUITING SUICIDE BOMBERS FOR IRAQ ATTACKS SENTENCED IN BELGIUM" (January 10, 2008)

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WASHINGTON TIMES.com: Baqouba, Iraq - "SUICIDE VESTS RISE AS THREAT TO TROOPS" (January 9, 2008)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: aafaq.org, January 8, 2008 http://www.aafaq.org/english/aafaq_today.aspx?id_news=122"): "AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB RECRUITING FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS" (Posted January 8, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "SUICIDE BOMBING IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN CLAIMS 22 DEAD" by Bill Roggio (January 10, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "AL QAEDA SUICIDE CELL LEADER CAPTURED IN PAKISTAN" by Bill Roggio (January 9, 2008, 1:29 pm)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "AL QAEDA TAKES CREDIT FOR BHUTTO ASSASSINATION" by Bill Roggio (December 27, 2007, 12:26 pm) (Read More...)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "PAKISTAN: BENAZIR BHUTTO ASSASSINATED" by Bill Roggio (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "...in a shooting attack and suicide bombing...") (December 27, 2007, 10:33 am) (Read More...)

DAWN.com (Peshawar, December 26, 2007): "YOUTH WITH DYNAMITE HELD NEAR RALLY VENUE" by Ali Hazrat Bacha (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Reliable sources said the 19-year-old suspect, who identified himself as Raham Islam of Matani, had dynamite strapped to his body and he was trying to enter the stadium when he was stopped by security personnel. The suspect said that he had come here from a wedding party and could not find time to dispose of the explosive material.") (December 27, 2007) (Read More...)
JIHAD WATCH.org (NEWS.com.au): "15-YEAR-OLD BOMBER STOPPED AT BHUTTO RALLY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police in Pakistan have stopped a 15-year-old boy they say was carrying a bomb made of dynamite and nails from gettnig into a rally by opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.") (December 26, 2007) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Sources: Hurriyet, Yeni Safak, Turkey, December 25, 2007"): Turkey - "SUBWAY BOMBER ARRESTED IN ISTANBUL" (BLOG ENTRY SNIPPET: "Turkish media reported on the arrest in Istanbul of a PKK operative before he caused bloodshed. The terrorist was carrying with him 3.2 kg of A-4 plastic explosives when the police caught him yesterday, buying a ticket in an Istanbul subway station.") (December 25, 2007) (Read More...)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com (AP): Istanbul - "POLICE IN ISTANBUL FOIL BOMB-ATTACK PLOT" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police thwarted a bomb attack in Istanbul yesterday, arresting a 25-year-old man with explosives in his backpack outside a subway station, the city's governor said.") (September 25, 2007)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com (AP): Istanbul - "POLICE IN ISTANBUL FOIL BOMB-ATTACK PLOT" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police thwarted a bomb attack in Istanbul yesterday, arresting a 25-year-old man with explosives in his backpack outside a subway station, the city's governor said.") (December 25, 2007) (Read More...)
IHT.com (AP): Manila, Philippines - "3 WOUNDED IN BOMB EXPLOSION IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES AFTER AUSTRALIAN WARNING" (December 24, 2007) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Cairo - "PHILIPPINES: 'CHRISTMAS DAY' JIHADIST AN ENVOY FROM EGYPT'S AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY" (December 24, 2007) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Asadabad, Afghanistan - "WOMAN CAUGHT WITH BOMB UNDER BURQA" (December 24, 2007) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Baghdad - "DEATH JIHAD: SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 32 AT BAGHDAD FUNERAL" (January 2, 2008)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.com: "PAKISTAN: BENAZIR BHUTTO ASSASSINATED" by Bill Roggio (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "...in a shooting attack and suicide bombing...") (December 27, 2007, 10:33 am)

DAWN.com (Peshawar, December 26, 2007): "YOUTH WITH DYNAMITE HELD NEAR RALLY VENUE" by Ali Hazrat Bacha (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Reliable sources said the 19-year-old suspect, who identified himself as Raham Islam of Matani, had dynamite strapped to his body and he was trying to enter the stadium when he was stopped by security personnel. The suspect said that he had come here from a wedding party and could not find time to dispose of the explosive material.") (December 27, 2007)
JIHAD WATCH.org (NEWS.com.au): "15-YEAR-OLD BOMBER STOPPED AT BHUTTO RALLY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police in Pakistan have stopped a 15-year-old boy they say was carrying a bomb made of dynamite and nails from gettnig into a rally by opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.") (December 26, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1793: "ON HAMAS TV CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: HOST SARAA BARHOUM SINGS 'WE WILL MEET OUR DEATH WITH NO HESITATION... AWARD YOUR VICTORY TO THOSE WHO SACRIFICE THEMSELVES, THIS IS YOUR WEDDING, OH MARTYR...'" (December 27, 2007)

CJTF.com: "THE TALIBAN UNVEIL THEIR OWN STEALTH BOMBER" -written by CJTF-82 Operations (December 26, 3007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Asadabad, Afghanistan - "WOMAN CAUGHT WITH BOMB UNDER BURQA" (December 24, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "NO JOY IN ISLAM: SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 50 CELEBRATING EID IN PAKISTAN" (December 21, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH): "VIRGINS FOR TERROR" by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (December 21, 2007)

DAILY MAIL.co.uk: "BRITISH CHILDREN TARGETED WITH SING-ALONG DVD FOR WOULD-BE SUICIDE BOMBERS" (December 18, 2007)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: Mardan, Pakistan - "BHUTTO: FATAL BOMB WAS RIGGED TO BABY" by Betsy Pisik (December 14, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "JIHADIST TARGETS BUS FULL OF SCHOOLCHILDREN" (SNIPPET: "A suicider bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a schoolbus near an air force base in northwest Pakistan today, killing himself and wounding about nine people, including several children.") (December 10, 2007)

ARAB TIMES online.com (Agencies): Baghdad - "FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 16" (December 7, 2007)

IHT.com (AP): Peshawar, Pakistan - "FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER DIES IN EXPLOSION IN NORTHERN PAKISTANI CITY" (Published December 4, 2007)

YouTube.com - Video: "TAMIL TIGER (LTTE) SUICIDE BOMBER LIVE VIDEO IN SRI LANKA" (Added November 30, 2007)

THREATS WATCH.org: "DADULLAH'S TICKETS TO HEAVEN" (November 29, 2007)

OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - South/Central Asia - Sri Lanka - Warden Message: "COLOMBO SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACK" (November 28, 2007)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN ISLAMABAD AND RAWALPINDI" by Bill Roggio (November 23, 2007)

BBC NEWS: "EXPLOSION RIPS THROUGH RUSSIA BUS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The blast was caused by a device containing over 300g of explosives and loaded with nails and scraps of metal, police sources told the Reuters news agency.") (Last updated November 22, 2007)

MNF-IRAQ.com - Release No. 20071116-02: Cob Speicher, Iraq - "SUICIDE CAR BOMB KILLS 2 CHILDREN, DAMAGES SCHOOL" (PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: "A suicide car bomb attack killed two children, injured 11 more, and damaged an Iraqi school Nov. 15 in the city of Kirkuk. Additionally, the suicide car bomb killed an Iraqi teacher, two Iraqi policemen, and an unidentified Iraqi citizen.") (November 16, 2007)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE): Tehran - "IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD GENERAL THREATENS SUICIDE ATTACKS IN PERSIAN GULF" (October 29, 2007)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org: "New from MEMRITV:  New Animated Film on HAMAS TV Focuses on Child Martyrdom" (Note: Video clip included.) (October 15, 2007)

MEMRI TV.org - Video Clip #1622: "TITLE OF VIDEO: AHMAD AL-TAYYIB, AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT AND FORMER MUFTI OF EGYPT, JUSTIFIES PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBINGS" (October 10, 2007)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "SUICIDE BOMBS TARGET SALAHADIN AWAKENING LEADER" by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (October 10, 2007)

LONG WAR JOURNAL - blog: "AL QAEDA SUICIDE BOMBERS TARGET THE SALAHADIN AWAKENING" by Bill Roggio (October 9, 2007)

LONG WAR JOURNAL - blog: "AL QAEDA'S RAMADAN ASSASSINATION CAMPAIGN" by Bill Roggio (October 6, 2007)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "SUICIDE BOMBERS CAN ONLY BE STOPPED BY ATTACKING THE NETWORKS" by Douglas Farah (October 8, 2007)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND JIHADISTS' 'LOVE OF DEATH'" by Jeffrey Imm (October 5, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 393: "HAMAS CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE AL-FATEH ENCOURAGES TERRORISM, GLORIFIES MARTYRDOM" by C. Jacob (October 5, 2007)

JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST: "200 female suicide bombers are awaiting the Merkava tanks, Hamas senior Dr. Nizar Rian told the Kuweiti Al Jareeda Friday. Rian also said his organization had more than 50, 000 armed fighters, who were endowed with "courage and are able to fight in the relevant territory."") (September 28, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org: Lahore - "PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT WARNED OF SUICIDE ATTACKS BY 'BURQA-CLAD WOMEN' Or burqa-clad persons in general. 'Govt warned of attacks by female bombers,' by Shahnawaz Khan for the Daily Times" (September 24, 2007)

JAMESTOWN.org - TERRORISM FOCUS: "AQIM EMPLOYS MARTYRDOM OPERATIONS IN ALGERIA" by Andrew Black (September 18, 2007)

SAAG.org - Paper no. 2379: "PASHTUN SUICIDE TERRORISM -- AN UPDATE: International Terrorism Monitor--Paper No. 282" by B. Raman (September 18, 2007)

CNN.com: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - "FAILED SUICIDE BOMBER TURNS ON AL QAEDA" (September 14, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1703 - Islamist Websites Monitor No. 134: "ISLAMIST WEBISTE HOSTED IN MINNESOTA CALLS FOR SUICIDE OPERATIONS IN DENMARK" (September 3, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE PATH TO PARADISE" by Jamie Glazov (August 24, 2007)

BOOK: "THE PATH TO PARADISE: THE INNER WORLD OF SUICIDE BOMBERS AND THEIR DISPATCHERS" by Anat Berko

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC): SNIPPET: "Osama Hamdan, the Hamas representative in Lebanon, told Iranian television that suicide bombing attacks against Israel were justified, especially attacks in buses. He rejected the historical Jewish connection to the Land of Israel and stated that Hamas' avowed intention was to wipe Israel off the face of the map." (August 21, 2007)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "JIHAD INTERNATIONAL" by Jacob Laksin (August 20, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - NO. 1682: "HAMAS REPRESENTATIVE IN LEBANON OSAMA HAMDAN JUSTIFIES SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN BUSES: Israeli Soldiers Ride Those Buses" (Note: Video Included.) (August 16, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (McClatchy Newspapers): Gaza City, Gaza Strip - "HAMAS TV's CHILD STAR SAYS SHE'S READY FOR MARTYRDOM" (August 14, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "WANING SUPPORT FOR SUICIDE-ATTACKS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD?" by Raymond Ibrahim (August 13, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (PAKTRIBUNE.com - PAKISTAN NEWS SERVICE): "PAKISTAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS: ONE BILLION MUSLIMS WILL BECOME SUICIDE BOMBERS IF MECCA, MEDINA ARE ATTACKED" (August 8, 2007) (Read More...)

ADNKRONOS.com/AKI: Karachi - "PAKISTAN: LAWMAKER SUPPORTS JIHAD AND END TO US TIES" (August 7, 2007) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (DAILY MAIL.co.uk): "ONE IN 11 BRITISH MUSLIMS BACKS SUICIDE BOMBERS, SAYS BROWN AIDE" (August 3, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH): "A WINDOW INTO THE CULTURE OF SHAHADA" by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (August 2, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1672: "HAMAS LEADER KHALED MASH'AL PRAISES SHEIKH YOUSEF AL-QARADHAWI FOR HIS SUPPORT OF SUICIDE OPERATIONS AND STATES: HOLOCAUST EXAGGERATED, BEING USED TO EXTORT GERMANY, AND ZIONIST HOLOCAUST AGAINST ARABS MUCH WORSE" (August 2, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Hilla, Iraq - "SUICIDE CAR BOMB KILLS 26 AT IRAQ CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL" (July 24, 2007) (Read More...)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "IGNITE THE BELIEVERS - A COLLECTION OF OPINIONS REGARDING THE LEGALITY OF 'MARTYRDOM OPERATIONS'" (July 22, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (TIME via YAHOO.com): "A TALK WITH A SUICIDE BOMBER" (July 22, 2007)

BBC NEWS: "'I hoped to be a glorious martyr'" (July 19, 2007)

JAMESTOWN.org - Global Terrorism Analysis: "THE TALIBAN FEDAYEEN: THE WORLD'S WORST SUICIDE BOMBERS?" by Brian Glyn Williams (July 19, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Kabul: "AFGHAN PRESIDENT PARDONS FAILED SUICIDE BOMBER BOY" (July 15, 2007)

ICT.org.il: "SAUDI RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS COME OUT AGAINST AL-QAEDA'S USE OF RELIGIOUS EDICTS PERMITTING SUICIDE ATTACKS AGAINST MUSLIMS" by Dr. Asaf Maliach, ICT Researcher (July 8, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Islamabad - "Las Masjid cleric: 'If the government carried out an operation then we will follow the way of jihad'...our male and female students can carry out suicide attack as a last option.'" (June 30, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (DEUTSCHE PRESSE AGENTUR): "PAKISTAN: MUSLIM CLERIC THREATENS TO RESIST GOVERNMENT ACTION WITH JIHAD" (April 6, 2007)

OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (Ruthie Blum, THE JERUSALEM POST, June 28, 2007): "ONE ON ONE WITH ANAT BERKO: WHAT MAKES HUMAN BOMBS TICK?" (June 28, 2007)

GREENWOOD.com - book: "THE PATH TO PARADISE The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers" by Anat Berko

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: Islamabad, Pakistan - "WOMEN PLEDGE TO ARMY OF ISLAMIC VIGILANTES" by Philip Smucker (June 27, 2007) (Read More...)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1631: "PALESTINIAN MP FROM HAMAS DR. YUNIS AL-ASTAL ON WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN JIHAD - From Islam's Beginnings to Modern Female Suicide Bombers" (Note: Video clip included) (June 22, 2007)

MEMRITV.org - Video Clips - Topic: "SUICIDE (MARTYRDOM) OPERATIONS"

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "35 KILLED IN KABUL SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK" (June 17, 2007)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org - "MEMRI TV CLIP: HIZBULLAH SEC-GEN's SON EXTOLS MARTYRDOM ON LEBANON NBN TV" (Posted June 14, 2007)

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER AT THE ISRAEL INTELLIGENCE HERITAGE & COMMEMORATION CENTER (IICC): "THE ISRAEL SECURITY AGENCY ARRESTED TWO FEMALE RESIDENTS OF THE GAZA STRIP WHO, GUIDED BY THE PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD, INTENDED TO PERPETRATE A DOUBLE SUICIDE BOMBING ATTACK AT A CROWDED PLACE IN TEL-AVIV AND IN NETANYA" (June 17, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS): "PREGNANT MOTHER OF EIGHT PLANNED SUICIDE ATTACK" (June 13, 2007)

BBC NEWS: Tank - "RECRUITING TALEBAN 'CHILD SOLDIERS'" (Last updated June 12, 2007, 11:31 GMT, 12:31 UK)

BBC NEWS.co.uk: "WOMAN IN UK 'GROOMED' AS BOMBER" (Last updated June 11, 2007, 16:20 GMT, 17:20 UK)

MICHELLE MALKIN.com: "CHILDREN OF JIHAD vs. CHILDREN OF THE WEST" by Michelle Malkin (June 6, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (INDIA DAILY): "JIHADISTS IN PAKISTAN 'LURING' CHILDREN TO BECOME SUICIDE BOMBERS" (June 6, 2007)

BBC NEWS: "IRAQI SUICIDE BOMBING 'KILLS 15'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In another incident, Iraqi police said they shot dead a suspected suicide bomber as she tried to detonate her bomb at a Baghdad recruitment centre. The shots triggered her explosive belt, police said. Three police recruits received minor wounds from the explosion. The woman died.") (Last updated June 5, 2007, 17:34 GMT, 18:34 UK)
Off-Topic.Internet-Haganah.com: "CELEBRATING FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS WHILE GROOMING THEIR REPLACEMENTS" (Note: Video included.) (June 1, 2007)

REDIFF.com: "OVER ONE LAKH SUICIDE BOMBERS IN PAK: CLERIC" (May 31, 2007, 19:31 IST)

BBC NEWS: "WIFE 'URGED MAN TO DIE A MARTYR'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "'Maybe one day I can follow you - if I can't, I will send our son to you so he can follow his father's footsteps' Extract from letter read to court") (Last updated May 30, 2007, 19:10 GMT, 20:10 UK)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "300,000 SUPPORTERS OF SUICIDE ATTACKS IN AMERICA" by Robert Spencer (May 30, 2007)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Monitor: "A REPORT FROM THE FIELD: GAUGING THE IMPACT OF TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBING" by Brian Glyn Williams (May 24, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Washington - "'ONE IN FOUR' OF U.S. MUSLIMS UNDER 30 'SAY SUICIDE BOMBINGS TO DEFEND THEIR RELIGION ARE ACCEPTABLE AT LEAST IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES'" (May 22, 2007)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - weblog: "DEATH CULT WOMEN'S RIGHTS PRESS CONFERENCE" (May 22, 2007)

"www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=75"

LittleGreenFootballs.com - weblog (CNN): "VIDEO: CNN INTERVIEWS SUICIDE BOMBER"

MENEWSLINE.com - MIDDLE EAST NEWSLINE: London - "IRAN CREATES WOMEN IRGC FORCE" (April 29, 2007)

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC): "IN AN INTERVIEW GRANTED TO AN IRANIAN TV CHANNEL, SHEIKH NAIM QASSEM, HASSAN NASRALLAH'S DEPUTY, STRESSES THAT HEZBOLLAH'S POLICY OF TERRORIST OPERATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL (INCLUDING SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND ROCKET FIRE) REQUIRE JURISPRUDENT PERMISSION OF THE IRANIAN LEADERSHIP" (April 29, 2007)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "'WALKING DEAD' CROSS LINE INTO AFGHANISTAN TO KILL" by Philip Smucker (April 2, 2007)

YNET NEWS.com: "IRANIAN PRESIDENT LAUDS SUICIDE BOMBERS AS INVINCIBLE Ahmadinejad praises Iran for being able to recruit thousands of suicide bombers a day" by Dudi Cohen (Published April 1, 2007)

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JIHAD WATCH.org (NBC NEWS): "HOW TWO TEENS WERE RECRUITED FOR JIHAD" (March 28, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE SMILE OF THE SUICIDE KILLER" by Jamie Glazov (March 28, 2007)

SpecialOpsCreative.com: "SUICIDE KILLERS Paradise Is Hell" (Note: Includes Movie Trailer)

CNNmoney.com - Analysis from FORTUNE: "THE POVERTY/TERROR MYTH" by Cait Murphy, FORTUNE assistant managing editor (March 13, 2007, 11:14 AM EDT)

CBN.com: Jerusalem - "WOMEN OF TERROR: DYING TO KILL" by John Waage and Salam Eid (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Every week in Israel, authorities prevent dozens of potential suicide attacks from Palestinians. But hundreds, even thousands in the West Bank and Gaza Strip continue to volunteer to attack Israelis. And, a growing number of them are women.") (February 13, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1455: "COLUMNIST HASSAN HAYDAR: IRAN SPREADS A 'CULTURE OF DEATH'" (February 8, 2007)

WTOP.com (AP): London - "STUDY SAYS IRAN TEXTBOOKS URGE MARTYRDOM" by Thomas Wagner, AP (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Textbooks used in Iran's schools are instilling students with hatred toward the West, especially the United States, and urging them to become "martyrs" in a global holy war against countries perceived to be enemies of Islam, a new study says. An Iranian human rights activist, Ghazal Omid, praised the findings, saying they prove hard-liners in Iran are using the books to turn children into "ticking bombs."") (February 8, 2007, 2:09 pm)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AAP): "AUSTRALIA: MUSLIM CLERIC CALLS JEWS PIGS AND URGES CHILDREN TO DIE FOR ALLAH" (January 17, 2007)

MEFORUM.org: "IRAN'S SUICIDE BRIGADES Terrorism Resurgent" by Ali Alfoneh, Middle East Quarterly (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The West sees suicide bombings as terrorism but, to Abbasi, they are a noble expression of Islam. So what is terrorism if not suicide bombing? To Abbasi, terrorism includes any speech and expression he deems insulting to Islam.") (Winter 2007)

AMERICAN THINKER.com - blog: "SEX AND THE SUICIDE BOMBER?" by James Lewis (November 27, 2006)

WorldNetDaily.com: Jenin - "'Hi, my name is Ahmed and I want to be a suicide bomber' RECRUITED ATTACKER FOR TERROR GROUP TALKS TO WND about 'serving Allah by blasting unbelievers to hell'" by Aaron Klein (November 24, 2006) (Read More...)

LittleGreenFootballs - Weblog: "IRAN'S SUICIDE BRIGADES" (November 24, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - weblog: "DEATH CULT GRANNY BLOWS UP" (November 23, 2006)

HOT AIR.com - HOT AIR TV: "SUICIDE KILLERS" (November 21, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS): "NYPD WARNS BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT FEMALE JIHADISTS EVADING SECURITY" (November 18, 2006)

Regarding Female Human Bombs (November 17, 2006)

YNET NEWS.com: "IRAN: 1,300 VOLUNTEER FOR SUICIDE BOMBINGS Finnish newspaper reports 1,300 Iranians sign up at suicide bombing recruitment center. Among volunteers: Doctors, lawyers and students, 30 percent are women" (Published November 5, 2006, 11:52)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1346: "ISLAMIST WEBSITES MONITOR NO. 18 Jihad Video Encourages Suicide Bombings" (NOVEMBER 3, 2006)

WorldNetDaily.com: "SUICIDE BOMBERS FOLLOW QURAN, CONCLUDES PENTAGON BRIEFING" (September 27, 2006)

IMRA.org.il: "PMW: VIRGINS OF PARADISE - MUSIC VIDEO RETURNS TO PA TV" (September 19, 2006)

PMW.org.il - PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH: "VIRGINS OF PARADISE - MUSIC VIDEO RETURNS TO PA TV" by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (September 19, 2006)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Focus: "LONDON PLOT DRAWS ATTENTION TO POTENTIAL FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS" by Farhana Ali (August 22, 2006)

INTELLIGENCE-SUMMIT.blogspot.com (AKI) - Tehran: "IRAN SUICIDE BOMBERS JOINED HEZBOLLAH IN LEBANON, MILITANT SAYS" (July 21, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "IRAN'S SUICIDE BOMBERS THREATEN TO STRIKE U.S. INTERESTS" (May 26, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AKI): Tehran - "'We have brothers who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the triumph of Islam in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and also the United States'" (May 27, 2006)

JPOST.com: "THE REGION: PALESTINIAN SUICIDE STRATEGY" by Barry Rubin (Updated July 10, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (JPOST.com): "AKSA BRIGADES ANNOUNCES FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER UNIT" (July 10, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "'PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS' IN A CULTURE OF DEATH" (July 2, 2006)

PMW.org.il - TV Archives - Video Library: "PA INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN TO SEEK HEROIC DEATH FOR ALLAH - SHAHADA"

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No.1162: "ARAB INTELLECTUALS PRAISE MARTYRDOM IN DISCUSSION ON SYRIAN TV" (May 12, 2006)

MEMRITV.org - Video Clips: "INCITING CHILDREN"

MEMRITV.org - Video Clip No. 1107 - Transcript: "PALESTINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR DEFENDS 'MARTYRDOM-SEEKING OPERATIONS'" (April 6, 2006)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1111: Palestinian Legislative Council Member 'Umm Nidal' on Saudi Iqra TV: A Muslim Mother Should Raise Her Children for Jihad Interviewer Iqra TV Director-General Critical of Arab TV Channels That Don't Support Martyrdom Operations" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with Palestinian Legislative Council member "Umm Nidal" Farhat, aired on Saudi Iqra TV, on February 19, 2006. TO VIEW THIS CLIP, VISIT: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1066" (March 10, 2006)
CNS NEWS.com: "HAMAS WEBSITE ENCOURAGES KIDS TO BECOME MARTYRS" by Julie Stahl (March 8, 2006)

PMW.org.il - TV Archives - Video Library: "PA INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN TO SEEK HEROIC DEATH FOR ALLAH - SHAHADA"

PMW.org.il: "'ASK FOR DEATH!' The Indoctrination of Palestinian Children to Seek Death for Allah - Shahada" by Itamar Marcus, Director, Palestinian Media Watch

PMW.org.il: "A SELF-PORTRAIT OF SUICIDE TERRORISTS" by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (March 2, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (YNETNEWS): "THE DIRECTOR OF 'PARADISE NOW' WOULD BE A SUICIDE BOMBER" (March 3, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (JTA): "SUICIDE BOMBING ENDORSED IN KIDS BOOK RECOMMENDED BY CANADIAN LIBRARIES" (March 3, 2006)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Focus: "THE FOREIGN MAKEUP OF AFGHAN SUICIDE BOMBERS" by Omid Marzban (February 21, 2006) (Read More...)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series No. 1076: "RARE FOOTAGE OF SAUDI COMEDIAN & AL-MAJD TV EMPLOYEE-TURNED-SUICIDE BOMBER MUHAMMAD SHAZZAF AL-SHEHRI" (January 24, 2006)

"www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1004"

THE COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "FATHER OF SUICIDE BOMBING VICTIM: GOLDEN GLOBE TO 'PARADISE LOST' LEGITIMIZES TERRORISM" (January 23, 2006)

A Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding a REUTERS article: "SUICIDE BOMBER FILM WINS HONOUR AT GOLDEN GLOBES" (January 16, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (SUNDAY MIRROR): "AL-QAEDA'S PLOT TO INFECT TROOPS WITH AIDS VIRUS" (January 9, 2006)

stepping back in time...NEW SCIENTIST.com:"SUICIDE BOMBERS MAY SPREAD DISEASE" (July 24, 2002)

EMS RESPONDER.com: "RECOGNIZING IMMINENT DANGER: CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUICIDE BOMBER" (Updated October 31, 2005)

JIHAD WATCH.org (GulfNews): "'THEY PROMISED US PARADISE THROUGH MARTYRDOM'" (December 22, 2005)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "SUICIDE KILLERS" by Jamie Glazov (December 12, 2005)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "CONVERTS TO TERROR" by Daniel Pipes (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Islamist terror organizations particularly prize converts. They know the local culture and blend in.") (December 6, 2005)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series No. 1032: "REFORMIST SAUDI AUTHOR: RELIGIOUS CASSETTES ADVOCATED JIHAD BY EMPHASIZING MARTYR'S SEXUAL REWARDS" (November 23, 2005)
FrontPageMagazine.com: "WHAT PARADISE?" by Pierre Rehov (November 16, 2005)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "MR. SHAEED HAS A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE" (November 1, 2005)

A discussion on FreeRepublic.com regarding The Jewish Journal article by Marc Ballon: "WHAT MAKES BOMBERS TICK IN 'PARADISE'?" (October 28, 2005)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "RESEARCHERS PROBE MOTIVES OF SUICIDE BOMBERS" (October 4, 2005)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 983: "COMMANDER OF HAMAS MILITARY WING WOMEN'S UNIT: 'Our Members Yearn for Martyrdom'" (September 9, 2005)
CORRIERE.IT/english: Turin - "TURIN IMAM DEPORTED -- "HE'S DANGEROUS" Accused of praising Bin Laden. Como-based Tunisian activist also expelled." (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The ten children taking part in the ring-o'-roses protest beneath the market clock in Porta Palazzo were all wearing suicide bomber belts. The year was 1997, and that was the first time Bouriqi Bouchta, whose idea it was, attracted Italy’s attention.") (September 7, 2005)
MEMRITV.org/Transcript - Video Clip No. 838 - 8/31/2005: " 8/31/2005 Clip No. 838: "Sheik of Al-Azhar Muhammad Tantawi Explains on Al-Hurra TV When a Suicide Bomber Becomes a Martyr and When He Is Not" (TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "Following are excerpts from an interview with Sheik of Al-Azhar Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, which aired on Al-Hurra TV on August 31, 2005")
MEMRI TV.org - Clip No. 843 - Transcript: "SAUDI IQRA TV RAISES MONEY FOR PALESTINIAN INTIFADA" (TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "Caption: The Saudi committee for support of the Al-Quds Intifada. Account number 98, a joint account in all Saudi banks.") (August 29, 2005)
FrontPageMagazine.com: "SYMPOSIUM: THROUGH THE EYES OF A SUICIDE BOMBER" by Jamie Glazov (August 12, 2005)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "INTERVIEW WITH PIERRE REHOV, DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER, ON PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND SUICIDE BOMBINGS" (July 27, 2005)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 909: "BAHRAINI AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST: THE PROPONENTS OF THE SUICIDE IDEOLOGY HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In an article that appeared in the Saudi daily Al-Yawm, titled "The Globalization of Islamic Suicide" author and journalist Sawsan Al-Sha'er wrote that the extremist Islamist groups are taking advantage of global communications to recruit suicide bombers, and predicted the spread of the suicide bomber phenomenon to Britain as well.") (May 17, 2005)
JIHAD WATCH.org (DAWN): "MAJORITY OF SUICIDE BOMBERS ARE EDUCATED" (January 13, 2005)

FOX NEWS.com: "TICKET TO HELL" by David Asman (December 9, 2004)

MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Special Report - No.32: "MEMRI TV Project Special Report: Arab and Iranian TV Clips in Support of Suicide Bombing" (September 1, 2004)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "RATIONAL, EDUCATED AND PROSPEROUS: JUST YOUR AVERAGE SUICIDE BOMBER" (May 15, 2004)

SAAG.org - SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP: "SUICIDE & SUICIDAL TERRORISM" by B. Raman (March 12, 2004)

JIHAD WATCH.org (HAARETZ): "10 SUICIDE BOMBINGS FOILED OVER PASSOVER HOLIDAY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "One of two Tanzim activists caught at the end of March told interrogators the group that sent them had planned a series of other attacks, including one with a device to which blood infected with AIDS would be attached.") (April 13, 2004)
FrontPageMagazine.com: "AFFLUENT GENOCIDE" by Robert Spencer (October 14, 2003)

WorldNetDaily.com: "HAMAS LAUNCHES WEBZINE FOR KIDS Journal praises martyrs, encourages children to follow example" by Jon Dougherty (November 5, 2002)

NEW SCIENTIST.com: "SUICIDE BOMBERS MAY SPREAD DISEASE" (July 24, 2002)

WTVT.com - FOX13 Investigative: "JIHAD FOR KIDS" (February 4, 2002)


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November 23, 2009

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http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/mp112309.htm

Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces

The Justice Department announced that terrorism charges have been unsealed today in the District of Minnesota against eight defendants. According to the charging documents, the offenses include providing financial support to those who traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization; attending terrorist training camps operated by al-Shabaab; and fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab.

Thus far, 14 defendants have been charged in the District of Minnesota in indictments or criminal complaints that have been unsealed and brought in connection with an ongoing investigation into the recruitment of persons from U.S. communities to train with or fight on behalf of extremist groups in Somalia. Four of these defendants have previously pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

The charges were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; B Todd Jones, U.S. Attorney for the District of Minneapolis; and Ralph S. Boelter, Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“The recruitment of young people from Minneapolis and other U.S. communities to fight for extremists in Somalia has been the focus of intense investigation for many months,” Assistant Attorney General Kris said. “While the charges unsealed today underscore our progress to date, this investigation is ongoing. Those who sign up to fight or recruit for al-Shabaab’s terror network should be aware that they may will end up as defendants in the United States or casualties of the Somali conflict.”

Background

According to court documents, between September 2007 and October 2009, approximately 20 young men, all but one of Somali descent, left the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area and traveled to Somalia, where they trained with al-Shabaab, a designated terrorist organization. Many of them ultimately fought with al-Shabaab against Ethiopian forces, African Union troops, and the internationally-supported Transitional Federal Government (“TFG”).

Court documents also state that the first group of six men traveled to Somalia in December 2007. Prior to their departure, the six men, as well as others in the Minneapolis area, raised money for the trips and held meetings in which they made phone calls to alleged co-conspirators in Somalia.

Upon arriving in Somalia, the men from Minneapolis allegedly stayed at safe-houses in Somalia and attended an al-Shabaab training camp. The al-Shabaab training camp included dozens of other young ethnic Somalis from Somalia, elsewhere in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Purportedly, the trainees were trained by, among others, Somali, Arab, and Western instructors as to small arms, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and military-style tactics. Allegedly, the trainees also were indoctrinated with anti-Ethiopian, anti-American, anti-Isreali, and anti-Western beliefs. Two men from Minneapolis who completed the training camp later participated in an ambush of Ethiopian troops.

According to court documents, on October 29, 2008, Shirwa Ahmed, one of the men who left Minnesota in December 2007 and attended the al-Shabaab training camp, took part in one of five simultaneous suicide attacks on targets in northern Somalia. The attacks appeared to have been coordinated. Shirwa Mohamud Ahmed, also known as “Shirwa,” drove an explosive-laden Toyota truck into an office of the Puntland Intelligence Service in Bossasso, Puntland. Other targets included a second Puntland Intelligence Service Office in Bossasso, the Presidential Palace, the United Nations Development Program office, and the Ethiopian Trade Mission in Hargeisa. Including the suicide bombers, approximately twenty people were killed in the attacks.

Today in Minnesota, United States Attorney B. Todd Jones said of these cases, “The sad reality is that the vibrant Somali community here in Minneapolis has lost many of its sons to fighting in Somalia. These young men have been recruited to fight in a foreign war by individuals and groups using violence against government troops and civilians. Those tempted to fight on behalf of or provide support to any designated terrorist group should know they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Joining U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones was Ralph S. Boelter, Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who added, “It is through the sustained and dedicated efforts of the Minneapolis Joint Terrorism Task Force and the support of the Somali-American community that today we are able to disclose some of the siginificant progress we have achieved in this critical investigation. At the same time, I emphasize the sole focus of our efforts in this matter has been the criminal conduct of a small number of mainly Somali-American individuals and not the broader Somali-American community itself, which as consistently expressed deep concern about this pattern of recruitment activity in support of al-Shabaab.”

Charging Documents Unsealed

The Justice Department announced that three charging documents were unsealed this morning in the District of Minnesota:

United States v. Mahamud Said Omar, 09-CR-242

On August 20, 2009, a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging Mahamud Said Omar with terrorism offenses. According to the indictment, from September 2007 through the present, Omar, who is a Somali citizen but was granted permanent U.S. resident status in 1994, conspired with others to provide financial assistance as well as personnel to terrorists and foreign terrorist organizations. On November 8, 2009, law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands arrested Omar pursuant to a provisional arrest warrant. The United States has filed its request for extradition. According to documents unsealed this morning, including affidavits in support of the United States’ request for extradition of Omar from the Netherlands, Omar provided money to young men to travel from Minneapolis to Somalia to train with and fight for al-Shabaab. Omar also allegedly visited an al-Shabaab safe-house and provided hundreds of dollars to fund the purchase of AK-47 rifles for men from Minneapolis.

Omar currently is in custody in the Netherlands.

United States v. Ahmed Ali Omar, Khalid Abshir, Zakaria Maruf, Mohamed Hassan and Mustafa Salat , 09-CR-50

On August 20, 2009, a federal grand jury returned a second superseding indictment charging Ahmed Ali Omar, Khalid Abshir, Zakaria Maruf, Mohamed Hassan, and Mustafa Salat with terrorism-related offenses. These men were charged in the summer of 2009 with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and foreign terrorist organizations; conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim, and injure people outside the United States; possessing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence; and solicitation to commit a crime of violence. The indictments that detail the charges filed against these co-conspirators also were unsealed today.

None of the five defendants is in custody. All five are believed to be outside of the United States.

United States v. Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax United States v. Abdiweli Yassin Isse

On October 9, 2009, a criminal complaint was filed, charging Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax and Abdiweli Yassin Isse with conspiring to kill, kidnap, maim, or injure persons outside the United States. The affidavit filed in support of the complaint states that in the fall of 2007, Faarax and others met at a Minneapolis mosque to telephone co-conspirators in Somalia to discuss the need for Minnesota-based co-conspirators to go to Somalia to fight the Ethiopians. The affidavit also alleges that later that fall, Faarax attended a meeting with co-conspirators at a Minneapolis residence, where he encouraged others to travel to Somalia to fight and told them how he had experienced true brotherhood while fighting a “jihad” in Somalia. Subsequently, Faarax was interviewed three times by authorities and each time denied fighting or knowing anyone who had fought in Somalia.

The criminal complaint states that Abdiweli Yassin Isse also encouraged others to travel to Somalia to fight the Ethiopians. He purportedly described at a gathering of co-conspirators his own plans to fight “jihad” against Ethiopians, and he raised money to buy airplane tickets for others to make the trip to Somalia for the same purpose. In raising that money, he allegedly misled community members into thinking they were contributing money to send young men to Saudi Arabia to study the Koran. The complaint that details the charges filed against these co-conspirators also was unsealed today.

Faarax and Isse are not in custody. Both men are believed to be outside of the United States.

Guilty Pleas

The Justice Department also announced that four residents of Minneapolis have entered guilty pleas in connection with this investigation, one resident of Minneapolis awaits trial on charges that he made false statements to the FBI, and one resident of Minneapolis was just recently indicted on related charges.

United States v. Kamal Hassan, 09-CR-38

On February 19, 2009, Kamal Said Hassan pleaded guilty to one count of providing material support to terrorists, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2339A, and one count of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2339B, respectively. On August 12, 2009, Hassan pled guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI.

Hassan currently is in custody awaiting sentencing.

United States v. Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, 09-CR-50 United States v. Salah Osman Ahmed, 09-CR-50

On April 24, 2009, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse entered a guilty plea to one count of providing material support to terrorists, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2339A. On July 28, 2009, Salah Osman Ahmed entered a guilty plea to one count of providing material support to terrorists, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2339A.

Isse and Ahmed currently are in custody awaiting sentencing.

United States v. Adarus Abdulle Ali

On November 2, 2009, Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of perjury for making false statements to a federal grand jury in December of 2008, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623.

Ali has been released pending a sentencing hearing.

Additional Pending Cases

United States v. Abdow Munye Abdow

On October 13, 2009, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Abdow Munye Abdow with making false statements to the FBI, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2). The indictment alleges that on October 8, 2009, Abdow lied to FBI agents when he was questioned after being stopped during a road trip from Minneapolis to Las Vegas. Abdow purportedly told the agents only one other person was traveling with him when, according to officials, four people were accompanying him. In addition, Adbow allegedly told the agents he did not know how the rental car in which he was riding had been financed when, according to officials, he had used his own debit card to pay for the car.

Abdow has been released pending trial.

United States v. Omer Abdi Mohamed

On November 19, 2009, Omer Abdi Mohamed was arrested on charges that he conspired to provide material support to terrorists; that he provided material support to terrorists; and that he conspired to kill, kidnap, main, and injure persons outside the United States.

Mohamed was released on bond pending further proceedings.

Participants

The investigation into the recruitment of young men to join al-Shabaab and those supporting that recruiting effort has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance and cooperation of the Dutch KLPD; the Dutch Ministry of Justice; Judith Friedman at the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs; the U.S. Department of State; the embassies at Abu Dhabi, UAE; Sanaa, Yemen; and The Hague in the Netherlands; and the Department of Defense. The case is being prosecuted by W. Anders Folk, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and William M. Narus, from the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section, with assistance having been provided by David Bitkower, formerly of the Counterterrorism Section and currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.


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