Skip to comments.The Threat at Home: A Disturbing Trend Among Somali-Americans
Posted on 12/07/2009 1:34:32 AM PST by TDCAnalyst
As the United States turns its attention to security threats abroad, the disturbing trend of extremism in Americas Somali communities is a reminder that there are also real and present dangers at home.
A growing body of evidence suggests that Somali communities in the Unites States have become fertile ground for terrorist groups to recruit and implant operatives. On November 23, the federal government announced eight more indictments of Somali-Americans in Minnesota on charges of recruiting members of their community to join the al-Shabaab terrorist organization in Somalia. This brings to 14 the number of Somalis from Minnesota who have been indicted for helping the Al-Qaeda-linked group.
Of the eight indicted, only one has been arrested; the rest are currently outside of the United States. Four of those previously arrested have pled guilty and two have been released while they wait to be tried. The government believes that about 20 Somali-Americans have left the state to join al-Shabaabs jihad in Somalia, at least three of whom have died since departing. One, Shirwa Ahmed, died when he became the first American suicide bomber.
Several of those indicted attended the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center in St. Paul, as did many of those who were recruited. The mosque released a statement in March saying that Abubakar Center didnt recruit, finance, or otherwise facilitate in any way, shape, or form the travel of those youth.
Somali gangs are also becoming an issue in Minnesota. Shukri Adan, a former Somali community organizer, said in 2007 that there 400-500 members of his community were involved in gangs. The Associated Press reported in July that
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ahh there is nothing like to fight a war in afghanistan against muslim extremists while at the same time inviting similar islamic lunatics (only from an different country)
to live in your country. “welcome” to the “European” side of the world now you can enjoy all the wonderfull benefits of beeing flooded with muslim immigrants too. /s
I clicked on your article link and got this response:
At one time, New York wanted to give driver's licences to illegal aliens.
assholes jerks understand "cause and effect?" Apparently not.
Why don't we just give illegals RPGs and suitcase bombs along with their Social Security cards?
This community organizing thing is starting to have a trend.
First off, there’s no such thing as a “hyphenated” American. If you’re born in America, you’re an Amwerican. If you came here from another contry then that country is what you are i.e. in this case Somali.
We need to stop the political correct BS and tell folks that when you come to America to live then you need to assimilate into American culture and speak english. Diversity is the problem in America..
Bummer.. this time with spell check !!
First off, there’s no such thing as a “hyphenated” American. If you’re born in America, you’re an American. If you came here from another country then that country is what you are i.e. in this case Somali.
We need to stop the political correct BS and tell folks that when you come to America to live then you need to assimilate into American culture and speak English. Diversity is the problem in America..
Actually, this whole issue of Somalis becoming radicalized has finally captured the attention of liberals.
Worried that a hate backlash by rednecks may take hold, they’re legislating sensitivity/diversity training in schools Somalis attend to protect these victims.
This is the appreciation we get for giving these folks a home.
It was a mistake in the beginning and yet we are still allowing more of it every day.
This is Ted Kennedy’s destructive legacy. When he changed the immigration laws to admit more “non-Europeans” into the USA, we began the down slide. Somalis and other militant Muslims should never have been allowed into the country.
Some folks you just ought not invite home for dinner, let alone ask them to move in with you...
They create a ghetto wherever they reside. They never should have been brought her, and their presence here kills a little bit of America and replaces it with Somalia.
That is a tragedy.
At least these terrorists are easy to spot. They are black, have lunch pails full of lutefisk and say UffDah! a lot. Not to worry.
Who brought all the Somalis to Minnesota? Church groups? It seems odd to me that such a large # would deceide to settle there.
I agree with your points, BTW.
The Twin Cities is becoming a hotbed of Islamic extremism. Somali cab drivers at the Minneapolis-St Paul airport were refusing to transport passengers carry alcohol from duty free shops or people using service dogs. Somalis working as supermarket checkers refused to scam pork products. A local mosque also scammed the Minneapolis school district to fund a “magnet” school that was clearly an Islamic academy. TV reporters trying to report on the school were physically assaulted. I would not be surprised if the Twin Cities would be the site of a major terror attack.
"As the United States turns its attention to security threats abroad, the disturbing trend of extremism in Americas Somali communities is a reminder that there are also real and present dangers at home."