Skip to comments.FBI Director: Al Qaeda-Linked Somali Group Could Attack U.S.
Posted on 10/02/2009 3:23:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
For the first time, the FBI director has stated on the record that the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab is no longer content to strike within the East African nation of Somalia.
They could strike the United States. That grim assessment is the first time the FBI director or any other senior law enforcement or intelligence official has stated on the record that the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab is no longer content to strike within the East African nation of Somalia.
During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, FBI Director Robert Mueller was asked if members of al-Shabaab, which translates as "mujahideen youth," would send American recruits back to the U.S. to launch attacks.
"I would think that we have seen some information that the leaders would like to undertake operations outside of Somalia," Mueller told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Mueller said he is "absolutely" concerned that Americans who traveled to Somalia to train as terrorists would have U.S. legal status and would therefore be able to return to the United States and carry out attacks.
A U.S. counterterrorism official told FOX News that al-Shabaab has exploded since 2006, and it is becoming a full-fledged Al Qaeda affiliate, similar to Al Qaeda in Iraq. Initially the group's militias fought against the Somali government and Ethopian forces who are against an Islamic state in East Africa, the official said, but now the group's focus is turning toward the establishment of a "caliphate" or broad Islamic state not limited to Africa.
In fact, in an exclusive briefing on Thursday, a U.S. counterterrorism official told FOX News that al-Shabaab's leadership is bona fide Al Qaeda. In many cases, the operatives who guide the group in East Africa have pledged allegiance to Usama Bin Laden in person, and in some cases the
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The rule should be: You go to Somalia, you go to Pakistan, you can’t ever come back.
Islamist Jihadists could attack the US. Who knew?
Our diversity is Al Qaeda’s strength.
Ted Kennedy ought to be proud.
Why am I getting an article about Lady GaGa?
But I'm thinking more of Keith Ellison (Diversity Rep-MN) of Minneapolis.
I have read within the past year of Somali jihadists who appear to be linked to St. Cloud, MN, and have gone back to Somalia to die in jihad.
I'd rather that those who go to Somalia to pursue jihad didn't come back to the U.S.
NO Cheers, unfortunately.
This news item, even if true, is racist.
Could we make that retroactive ....... at least in Obama's case?
"Kanye's going to take some time off."
you didn't really want to read about jihadist's did you?
All we need to do is start drafting human shields. Heck, we can pull those out of the 17% of unemployed workers and everybody will be happy.
We only have to be wrong once and with Obama and the dems in power, that isn’t going to take very long.
Thank you RR for the ping.
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‘Mueller said he is “absolutely” concerned that Americans who traveled to Somalia to train as terrorists would have U.S. legal status and would therefore be able to return to the United States and carry out attacks. ‘
And our own immigration laws are why...For example, a military commander from Saudi Arabia comes to the United States to attend a military course and brings his wife, who is eight months pregnant. Their baby is born a U.S. citizen, the family travels back to Saudi Arabia, and the child can return anytime during their lifetime with no restrictions. If by chance that child is raised or infested with the radical Islamic beliefs of Osama Bin Laden and his followers, there is nothing we can do about it. That child has the same rights and any other U.S. citizen.
Another example, based on a true story, is that a naturalized Pakistani father living in Georgia takes his two U.S.-born teenage sons to Karachi, Pakistan, drops them in a madrassa (an Islamic learning center) for four years to be indoctrinated in radical extremists beliefs. The two young men return to the United States with an incredible hatred for our country and there is nothing we can do about it.
Is this what was done to Barrry Soetero, a.k.a Barack Hussein Obama? I mean he was allegedly born in Hawaii, taken to Indonesia and schooled there and says the ‘most beautiful sound in the world to him is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset’.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin
Nick, the link for your thread goes to a different article:
“Lady Gaga Says Her Show Will Go on Without West”
By David J. Prince and Monica Herrera
October 2, 2009
Catherine Herridge is with FOX News
“FBI Director: Al Qaeda-Linked Somali Group Could Attack U.S.”
SNIPPET: “For the first time, the FBI director has stated on the record that the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab is no longer content to strike within the East African nation of Somalia.”
By Catherine Herridge
Friday, October 02, 2009
I have come to the conclusion that this is Obama’s plan.
Think about it:
Can a man who began his career in Bill Ayers’ home— Ayers’ lament was only that he didn’t do enough to bring down American society— really be at all concerned about what terrorists might do to the US?
How could anyone conclude otherwise?
Obama clearly intends to end the US as it exists today.
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