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Rep. Ellison says U.S. trying to ensure safe return of missing Somalis (Terrorist)
Minnesota Public Radio ^ | 07/18/09 | Laura Yuen

Posted on 07/18/2009 8:35:24 AM PDT by markedmannerf

St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison said the U.S. government is trying to ensure the safe return of some of the young Somali-American men believed to be fighting with a terrorist group in their homeland.

Ellison said he has been included in classified briefings about efforts to bring the missing men back to the Twin Cities.

At least four Somali-American men from Minnesota who left to fight in the Horn of Africa have died there in recent months.

One of youngest, a skinny teenager from Minneapolis named Burhan Hassan, was trying to leave the fighting and make his way to the U.S. embassy in neighboring Kenya, according to family members. They believe a fellow member of the extremist group Al-Shabaab shot Hassan to death when the group learned of his plans to escape.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 111th; africa; alshabaab; alshabab; burhanhassan; classifiedinfo; democrat; democrats; ellison; globaljihad; hassan; hornofafrica; jihad; jihadit; keithellison; kenya; somali; somalia; somaliamericans; somalis; twincities
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This is insanity!
1 posted on 07/18/2009 8:35:25 AM PDT by markedmannerf
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To: markedmannerf
Come up to Minnesota.

Some days you'd think it's been colonized by Somalis.

2 posted on 07/18/2009 8:36:33 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: markedmannerf

Why should our government spend one dime trying to ensure their safe return?They chose to go there and fight. The last thing we should want is for people like that to re-enter our country. Let them stay and enjoy living in an Islamic paradise.


3 posted on 07/18/2009 8:38:45 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: markedmannerf

Is Ellison the democrat who was sworn in with a Koran?


4 posted on 07/18/2009 8:40:15 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: La Lydia

Exactly. To paraphrase: Once they go back, then never come back


5 posted on 07/18/2009 8:41:22 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: MHGinTN

Yes. And he is a Democrat, not a democrat.


6 posted on 07/18/2009 8:41:30 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: markedmannerf

Yeah, let’s all help Ellison bring a few more terrorists back to the US!!


7 posted on 07/18/2009 8:47:28 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: markedmannerf
At least four Somali-American men from Minnesota who left to fight in the Horn of Africa have died there in recent months.

OK, if these guys are traveling to Somalia to fight in Somalia's wars, then how "American" are they? It's a fair question to ask. Like German-Americans who might have "gone home" to Germany in 1915 in response to a draft summons from the German government, it's fair to ask whether they were just sojourners and whether their U.S. citizenship meant anything to them.

I had an ancestor -- Irish -- who homesteaded some property in 1862, but then went to the British Embassy the next year when Lincoln began drafting Irishmen to fill uniforms, and obtained a little blue card (it's still among the family memorabilia, almost as fresh as the day it was issued), together with a letter of presents, showing his British nationality (and hence exemption from the draft). He apparently realized he was being used as immigrant cannon-fodder and responded using the legal recourse available to him. But it raised the interesting question of why was he able to homestead, on the one hand, without answering the draft on the other. Of course, Lincoln's draft was pretty cynical -- as well as legally very dodgy. There was no provision for the constitutionality of a direct levy of troops, or an income tax, but Lincoln did both, laying hands without qualms on things the Constitution never gave him, and punishing people who failed to comply.

8 posted on 07/18/2009 8:48:11 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: La Lydia

Minnesota - Land that voted for Franken, Ventura and this Creep


9 posted on 07/18/2009 8:48:19 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: La Lydia

Seems like you got insulted? Freepers are great Americans and I am PROUD to be one of them. Are you?


10 posted on 07/18/2009 8:51:19 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Dacula

Not so sure about Franken. I think there was massive voter fraud and manipulation in that one. Hats off to Perry Mason, who would have been able to smell that fraud a mile away, unlike the Minnesota courts.


11 posted on 07/18/2009 8:52:54 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: markedmannerf
Are not these "young Somali-American men" guilty of Treason under Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution?

That's probably why Keith Ellison loves them so much.

12 posted on 07/18/2009 8:53:46 AM PDT by Dr.Syn
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To: cameraeye

What in the world are you talking about?


13 posted on 07/18/2009 8:55:21 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I prefer Demoncrat.


14 posted on 07/18/2009 8:56:14 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: markedmannerf

If the briefings were classified why is he disclosing them so that whoever is “holding” these people knows a rescue attempt is planned?


15 posted on 07/18/2009 8:57:07 AM PDT by cyberbo2004
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To: markedmannerf

Muslim Keith looking out for muslim killers.

Expect many more to be imported in the the US.


16 posted on 07/18/2009 8:58:15 AM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: grey_whiskers
Come up to Minnesota.

Some days you'd think it's been colonized by Somalis.

Take a cab for transportation...

17 posted on 07/18/2009 8:58:45 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: La Lydia

Say what you want but the Republican Governor did absolutely nothing to stop the fraud even with evidence shown directly to him.

But Hey, In Georgia we have a twice elected veterinarian who prayed to stop our drought.


Not so sure about Franken. I think there was massive voter fraud and manipulation in that one. Hats off to Perry Mason, who would have been able to smell that fraud a mile away, unlike the Minnesota courts.


18 posted on 07/18/2009 9:01:08 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: markedmannerf
Ellison said he has been included in classified briefings

Just a reminder to all that Senators and Congressman DO NOT HAVE OR NEED SECURITY CLEARANCE.

It has only been in the last couple of years that they have agreed to take sworn "secrecy oaths" for access to classified material.

But that is not clearance. They don't "need" clearance.

In contrast, some Congressional staffers - because they are not elected officials - DO usually obtain clearance.

It's all about the separation of powers.

But when you hear about classified information leaks to the Slimes and ComPost, remember this fact. Staffers can be prosecuted, Senators and Representatives have ZERO legal exposure.

19 posted on 07/18/2009 9:02:54 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Dacula

I never did understand the Republican Governor thing. They must have had something on him is the only thing I could figure out.


20 posted on 07/18/2009 9:03:23 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

No he is just as spineless as the rest of the RINOS. they do NOT respect our Country and the founding principles we were based on.


I never did understand the Republican Governor thing. They must have had something on him is the only thing I could figure out.


21 posted on 07/18/2009 9:06:51 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: EGPWS

No laws requiring knowledge of the roads?

No laws requiring fluent speaking of English?

No guts everyone, no guts at all. And that is why we are in the mess we are in.


22 posted on 07/18/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Dacula
It is worst here then you think, You should see the local politicians. I call him Frankinfraud.
23 posted on 07/18/2009 9:10:04 AM PDT by Brimack34 (I hate people that hate Palin)
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To: markedmannerf
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Muslim)
24 posted on 07/18/2009 9:11:35 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Brimack34

Sorry to hear that. I have family FROM MN and it is a shame what is going on.

Stand strong, our day will come again.


It is worst here then you think, You should see the local politicians. I call him Frankinfraud.


25 posted on 07/18/2009 9:12:30 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: markedmannerf

Ransom payments next? =.=


26 posted on 07/18/2009 9:14:24 AM PDT by cranked
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To: markedmannerf
Good God!

These men went to fight for allah......let him sort them out .

I reached my end.

27 posted on 07/18/2009 9:17:49 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: MHGinTN

Sworn in on Quran/Koran....Thomas Jefferson’s acquired 1st edition Quran/Koran, to be exact. Jefferson acquired the 1st edition Quran/Koran so that he could better understand those whom he would/was fighting: the Barbary Pirates.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/mtjprece.html


28 posted on 07/18/2009 9:20:45 AM PDT by cranked
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To: cameraeye

Een I understood what that was about- small “d” means someone interested in democracy, or as (the idiots in) the gov* and media* use it, freedom or liberty. Big “D” means the party run by Obama, Reid and Pelosi.

*They don’t realize or care that democracy is never mentioned in the US Constitution.


29 posted on 07/18/2009 9:23:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: cranked

And now the Democrats just get into bed with the enemy.


30 posted on 07/18/2009 9:25:23 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: cranked

Good read


31 posted on 07/18/2009 9:28:08 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: markedmannerf

Why waste time and money trying to bring that muslim scum back to America? They wanted to become terrorists. They wanted to kill Americans. Let the terrorists kill them. I’ll pay for ther bullets.

Oh! I forgot, these people like to behead their prisoners. OK! A penny saved is a penny earned, so I won’t pay for the bullets.


32 posted on 07/18/2009 9:28:20 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: Dr.Syn

>>> Are not these “young Somali-American men” guilty of Treason under Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution? <<<

No one is guilty of treason anymore, because there’s no such thing as a crime against America, and we are not justified in having enemies.

Even George Bush could not find it in himself to demand that Congress declare war against al Qaeda and the 25 other Muslim groups on the State Dept.’s (legally mandated) Deignated Terrorist list.


33 posted on 07/18/2009 9:28:37 AM PDT by angkor
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To: markedmannerf

How many Somalis will there be in MN 20 years from now, from the evil spawn of 70,000 that Bill Clinton gave asylum? 200,000? 2 million? Every one an enemy of America and potential suicide mass murderer.


34 posted on 07/18/2009 9:29:35 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: cranked

>>>> the Barbary Pirates. <<<<

After the Brits and Independence, America’s first act of war was against the Muslim nations that were terrorizing, extorting, and enslaving shippers in the Med.

The French were happy to pay them off, Jefferson (and IIRC Adams) said No.

The jizya (extortion) was (I think) reaching 20 percent (more?) of the U.S. budget.

Sorry, it’s a little foggy, easily remedied with a Google search which I’m too lazy to do right now.


35 posted on 07/18/2009 9:34:50 AM PDT by angkor
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To: FreepShop1

Stop providing food stamps and other aid to these immigrants. they should come to America and be self sufficient.


How many Somalis will there be in MN 20 years from now, from the evil spawn of 70,000 that Bill Clinton gave asylum? 200,000? 2 million? Every one an enemy of America and potential suicide mass murderer.


36 posted on 07/18/2009 9:38:08 AM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: markedmannerf; All

WHAT ..????? “... included in classified briefings...”

This is the very reason you cannot trust the liberals with national security - THEY CAN’T KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT!!

When you attend “CLASSIFIED” meetings .. it means you can’t reveal what you’re being told.

Good luck MN .. you’re going to need it.


37 posted on 07/18/2009 9:38:52 AM PDT by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: markedmannerf

Burhan Hassan, in 2005, after having received a certificate from the Abubakar mosque in Minneapolis. When he went missing, he was a senior in high school. By all accounts, he was a good student and was supposed to graduate on time in May. His mother wanted him to go to medical school. He disappeared Nov. 4, calling his mother two days later to say he was in Somalia.

38 posted on 07/18/2009 9:39:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: DustyMoment

Its official: 9/11 never happened.


39 posted on 07/18/2009 9:41:13 AM PDT by omega4179 (Anti)
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To: La Lydia

we have too may of them here anyway.

right now as I type to you in Chicago Islamic nutters are having their meeting in the Hilton and the subject is about overthrowing this country and making it an Islamic one


40 posted on 07/18/2009 9:41:35 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman , nothing else-- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: markedmannerf

In this undated photo released by the family at a news conference in December 2008, Burhan Hassan is seen. Hassan was one of many young Somali men who went missing from Minneapolis last year and according to his family was recruited by radical elements in Somalia. Hassan's family learned on Friday June 5, 2009 that the 17-year-old had been killed under mysterious circumstances and buried in Mogadishu.

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'Unusual circumstances'?! He was FIGHTING in Somalia!

41 posted on 07/18/2009 9:41:55 AM PDT by kcvl
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“The most recent disappearances happened last November, on Election Day. That’s when 17-year-old Burhan Hassan and six of his friends seemed to vanish. As the rest of the Somali community in the Twin Cities’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood were watching the election returns, the boys slipped away, boarded a plane and headed to Africa.”

http://tinyurl.com/kowqkv


42 posted on 07/18/2009 9:44:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: markedmannerf
Now this is just downright discriminatory. Why isn't he trying to release the female American journalist from the dreaded Evin Prison in Tehran. But then again, muslims don't respect the rights of women, I guess.

I read a most interesting piece a while back, about the Somali teeners. They came here... didn't fit in... and reverted back to their radical ways... making their Jihad back at home. And Dennis needs all the Jihadis he can get here. How unfair... Somalia gets them all. Dang.

43 posted on 07/18/2009 9:46:02 AM PDT by BigFinn (Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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“The most recent disappearances happened last November, on Election Day. That’s when 17-year-old Burhan Hassan and six of his friends seemed to vanish. As the rest of the Somali community in the Twin Cities’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood were watching the election returns, the boys slipped away, boarded a plane and headed to Africa.”

http://tinyurl.com/kowqkv

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At the time of their departure, Burhan Hassan, the 17-year-old, was a senior at Roosevelt High School; 18-year-old Mohamoud Hassan was studying engineering at the University of Minnesota; and 19-year-old Abdisalam Ali was studying health care at the University of Minnesota

Feisal Hassan, NCC student, feels that brainwashing is being aimed directly at Somali young men in the area. However, this topic disturbs him in other ways.

“It’s making the Muslim community look like we might all have ties to some terrorist groups when we don’t. Each person chooses what they do. Just because someone’s really religious in their faith doesn’t mean they have links to Al Qaida,” Hassan said.

http://tinyurl.com/ndb7ob


44 posted on 07/18/2009 9:49:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: BigFinn

Minneapolis has the largest Somali population in the U.S., which, according to the Somali Advocacy Center in St. Paul, is estimated to be around 60,000.

Speaking for the majority of his fellow Somalis, Hassan expressed thanks to Americans for housing, educational opportunities and jobs. “When the war is over, people say they’re going back to Somalia,” Hassan said.

“I guess we’re all like that,” said Sadia Aden, another NCC Somali student who agreed.

“America’s been nice for us,” Hassan said. “But, in the end, Somalia is our home.”

http://tinyurl.com/ndb7ob


45 posted on 07/18/2009 9:51:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: markedmannerf

Of course. Just what we need. jihadis in two branches of government.


46 posted on 07/18/2009 9:52:12 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: cameraeye; La Lydia
Seems like you got insulted? Freepers are great Americans and I am PROUD to be one of them. Are you?

You are misinterpreting the post. La Lydia is correct.

47 posted on 07/18/2009 9:59:36 AM PDT by Texas Mulerider
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To: MHGinTN
He's a Moslem.

Again, no Bible or other document is required to take an oath of office in the United States. The Quaker option is built right into the US Constitution.

On the other hand, this Ellison guy is a FAKE MOSLEM, an APOSTATE, an HYPOCRITE ~ who all other real Moslems are required to kill on sight.

That hasn't happened yet but it's coming ~ the second he has no more political value, but, with him, that's no problem. He'll do whatever for political reasons. If we can take back the People's House he'll be over there groveling to us.

His kind is well known in this world.

48 posted on 07/18/2009 10:02:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: markedmannerf

These boys were obviously corrupted by living in the land of the Great Satan. They should redeem themselves in the eyes of Allah through martyrdom in Somalia


49 posted on 07/18/2009 10:02:53 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: markedmannerf
Four people don't go to the airport and get on a plane to Somalia without some substantial backing. There ain't no cut rate deals on that route and with no pre-planing.

Who arranged the flight, the money, the food etc.?

50 posted on 07/18/2009 10:10:43 AM PDT by Flint
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