Skip to comments.Al-Shabaab Recruited Many in US
Posted on 07/27/2011 3:37:25 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The Al-Shabab in Somalia has already achieved notoriety for blocking relief efforts to famine stricken residents because the aid originates in the Christian West.
Today it received more publicity as Representative Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, began his hearings on Muslim radicalization by revealing that more than 40 Americans have been recruited to join the Islamic terror network in Somalia.
"Our investigation into this threat has led to alarming findings: Notably, that al-Shabab has successfully recruited and radicalized more than 40 Muslim-Americans and 20 Canadians, who have joined the terror group inside Somalia, according to prepared remarks released by King's office before the hearing.
Of those, at least 15 Americans and three Canadians are believed to have been killed fighting with al-Shabab, the Committee has learned. Not Al Qaeda, nor any of its other affiliates, have come close to drawing so many Muslim-Americans and Westerners to jihad.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
“al-Shabab has successfully recruited and radicalized more than 40 Muslim-Americans and 20 Canadians,....”
Am I wrong in viewing this as a plus? If they are out of OUR Country, and over there in that sand oven, possibly getting blown away and going to meet their 72 virgins....is that not a plus for US?!
Representative Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, began his hearings on Muslim radicalization by revealing that more than 40 Americans have been recruited to join the Islamic terror network in Somalia.Bravo, Congressman King, and illegitimi non carborundum.
And supposing they’re sent back to the US to blow something up? Their leaders may be crazy, but they’re not stupid, and that would be how to use an American-raised asset. No accent, no unfamiliarity with traffic lights, or anything else to identify them as being foreign or attract attention?
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