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Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention
WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter

Posted on 12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST by Cindy

Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention War at home seen as lure

The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland.

FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.

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1 posted on 12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST by Cindy
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“Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad”
PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole

2 posted on 12/29/2008 4:00:40 AM PST by Cindy
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3 posted on 12/29/2008 4:18:51 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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I’m all for them going back. At least they’ll be fighting each other in Somalia and not making trouble here. We should encourage them.

4 posted on 12/29/2008 4:29:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (islam IS the problem!)
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I don’t know if they did go back.
They are missing.

5 posted on 12/29/2008 4:31:24 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
From August....

Terror Probe in Case of Somali-Born Man Found Dead of Cyanide Poisoning in Denver Hotel

6 posted on 12/29/2008 4:34:57 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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7 posted on 12/29/2008 5:08:13 AM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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8 posted on 12/29/2008 5:24:01 AM PST by Guenevere
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Somalis in the Twin Cities draw my attention as well.....

9 posted on 12/29/2008 5:30:22 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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It’s more than past time for that to start happening.


10 posted on 12/29/2008 5:52:37 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Cindy

These people come here to escape their sh!t hole lives in that country then go back there to commit terrorists crimes. Or worse yet they may decide to commit them in the US. The best thing is not to let any of them come here at all.

11 posted on 12/29/2008 6:09:07 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: All - Reporting from Minneapolis: "YOUNG MEN VANISH INTO SOMALIA, STIRRING FEARS OF TERRORIST RECRUITMENT" by Bob Drogin (January 18, 2009)

12 posted on 01/18/2009 8:10:34 PM PST by Cindy
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January 26, 2009

“Four AMERICANS Arrested in Somaliland”

SNIPPET: “UPDATE: Make that 15. Eleven more Americans arrested in Somaliland.”

13 posted on 01/26/2009 6:32:18 PM PST by Cindy
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Hat Tip: The Jawa Report


January 27, 2009

“About that Somali Muslim linked inauguration threat?”
(My FoxTwin Cities)

January 27, 2009 at 08:49 AM | Permalink


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“U.S. Officials: Minnesota Somali Man a Possible Threat on Inauguration Day
Abdullahi arrested at Canada border 48 hrs before inauguration”
Last Edited: Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009, 8:50 AM CST
Created: Monday, 26 Jan 2009, 9:35 PM CST


SNIPPET: “U.S. intelligence was reportedly investigating a potential inauguration threat involving a Somali insurgent group. They believed one man to be connected with the missing Somali men from Minnesota.

48 hours before the inauguration, U.S. customs agents arrested the 32-year-old Bile Abdullahi, a resident alien from Minnesota, at the Canadian border near Detroit.

According to federal charges, Abdullahi was trying to sneak into Canada using his brother’s U.S. passport. Both Bile Abdullahi and his brother are from Minneapolis, and until recently lived in the Cedar Riverside apartment complex.

Abdullahi told officials he was going to Canada for a vacation, but intelligence officials fear it could’ve been some kind of dress rehearsal for leaving the country in a hurry.”

SNIPPET: “The threat reportedly involved Al Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda connected radical Muslim group, operating terror training camps in Somalia.”

14 posted on 01/27/2009 1:49:53 PM PST by Cindy
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January 28, 2009
“FBI concerned about Somali jihadists in America”

15 posted on 01/29/2009 12:56:50 AM PST by Cindy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; backhoe; piasa; Oorang; Velveeta; Godzilla; All

Thanks to butthreeleftsdo for the ping to this thread.

Note: The following post is a quote:

FBI: Mpls. man likely first U.S. citizen suicide bomber (Duh..) ^ | 2/23/09 | Becky Nahm
Posted on February 23, 2009 7:04:16 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

The FBI now says a Minneapolis man may have been the first U.S. citizen to carry out a terrorist suicide bombing.

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday, Shirwa Ahmed, who killed himself in an attack in Somalia in October, was recruited in the United States, specifically in Minnesota.

Mueller spoke in front of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In November, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS broke the story of young Somali men, missing from the Twin Cities and their possible connection to Ahmed.

Several months ago, the FBI and Justice Department began investigating cases of men of Somali descent who returned to Somali to join the conflict between an Islamic militant group and Ethiopian and African Union troops. The agency confirmed to ABC News that some of the men returned to the U.S. after fighting in Somalia.

The FBI has been looking at possible cases in Minneapolis, Boston, Columbus, Ohio, Seattle, San Diego and Washington DC.

US officials believe that the group could merge with elements of Al Qaeda’s east African network and further gain influence destabilizing the region.

Mueller said, “World politics often shape terrorist and criminal threats against the United States… A crisis in the horn of Africa may well have a ripple effect in Minneapolis.”

16 posted on 02/23/2009 7:10:58 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Oorang

Thanks to Oorang for the ping to this snippet posted on The Threat Matrix on


FBI chief: Suicide bomber indoctrinated in Minnesota Shirwa Ahmed, the first known suicide bomber with U.S. citizenship, apparently was indoctrinated in Minnesota
February 24, 2009

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday in Washington, D.C., that a Somali-American man from Minnesota who was one of several suicide bombers in a terrorist attack in Somalia had apparently been indoctrinated into his extremist beliefs while living in Minneapolis.

Shirwa Ahmed, the first known suicide bomber with U.S. citizenship, immigrated with his family to the Minneapolis area in the mid-1990s, but returned to Somalia after he was recruited by a militant group, Mueller said. The FBI director, who spoke at a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations, declined to be more specific, and did not mention the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center, a Minneapolis mosque that some of the young men, including Ahmed, attended, and which some local Somali families have suggested is linked to their disappearance.


155 posted on February 24, 2009 3:41:20 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)

17 posted on 02/24/2009 3:57:17 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: Photos included.


February 24, 2009
“FBI: Somali Suicide Bomber Indoctrinated, Recruited in US”

18 posted on 02/24/2009 5:27:37 PM PST by Cindy
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“FROM MUMBAI TO SOMALIA” ^ | February 23, 2009 | n/a
Posted on February 24, 2009 2:33:49 AM PST by Cindy

19 posted on 02/27/2009 7:35:42 PM PST by Cindy
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March 11, 2009
“Grand jury convenes in FBI terror case against Minneapolis Muslims, mosque”


“Grand Jury Convenes in FBI Terror Case Against Somali-Americans in Minneapolis, Sources Say”

Tuesday , March 10, 2009
By Mike Levine

SNIPPET: “Federal authorities are looking to bring terror-related charges against one or more Somali-Americans from the Minneapolis area, and witnesses to the case have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, according to a Muslim leader in the area and a woman who said she testified before the grand jury this morning.

For several months the FBI has been investigating about a dozen Somali-American men who disappeared from their homes in the Minneapolis area late last year and may have joined terrorist groups overseas. One of the men, 27-year-old Shirwa Ahmed, later blew himself up in Somalia.”

20 posted on 03/11/2009 2:58:43 AM PDT by Cindy
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