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Americans Slip From Minnesota to Somali Terror Group (al-Shabaab): FBI
Yahoo! News ^ | 10/31/12 | Lee Ferran, Dana Hughes , Bazi Kanani and Jason Ryan | ABC News

Posted on 10/31/2012 6:51:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Young American men continue to slip through a terrorist recruiting pipeline from the homeland to join the ranks of jihadists half a world away in East Africa, with two going as recently as three months ago, according to federal officials.

The FBI confirmed a report by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) that in July two young men disappeared from their neighborhoods in Minneapolis and are believed to have traveled to Somalia to join al-Shabaab, the embattled al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group.

Under "Operation Rhino," for years the FBI has been investigating what has been described as a recruiting pipeline from the Twin Cities, which boast large Somali immigrant populations, to Somalia. Both top U.S. officials and at least one prominent member of al-Shabaab said Americans account for dozens of the terror group's fighters. A 2011 Congressional report put the number around 40.

"Minnesota represented!" writes American-born rapping jihadist Omar Hammami in an autobiography posted online in May, though he claimed most of the U.S. recruits were already dead. "Those Minnesota brother[s] have almost all left their mark on the [jihad] and most have received martyrdom, while the rest are still waiting."


The FBI said that in the recent case, two young Minnesota men, 19-year-old Mohamed Osman and 20-year-old Omar Ali Farah, left their homes for their trek to Somalia in mid-July. Osman's family told MPR he was religious, but they were stunned when he disappeared.

... Earlier this month some details about how exactly young men are recruited for jihad emerged during the federal trial of a man who was convicted of recruiting more than 20 fighters for al-Shabaab in America in 2007, according to The Associated Press.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Minnesota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alshabaab; americans; fbi; minnesota; somali; somalia; terror; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 10/31/2012 6:51:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
So, the Muslim Imams are convincing Somali “yutes” in the Minneapolis area to join the Jihad in East Africa and the FBI is concerned?

Color me confused, but I thought Muslims achieving martyrdom by being killed by other Muslims is a win-win. Why not deport the rest of these Somalis back to Somalia to fight for their version of the Moon God's death cult?

2 posted on 10/31/2012 7:41:37 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: NormsRevenge

Must be that d*mned lutefisk driving them.

3 posted on 10/31/2012 7:42:07 PM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: NormsRevenge

These are not “young American men.” These are people whom our government most unwisely allowed to enter our country and then, even more unwisely, granted citizenship. They have nothing in common with Americans, nor do they have any loyalty to our country or gratitude for what we have done for them. Pearls before swine. These are mentally sub-par Third World blood thirsty thugs whose entire families should be sent back to their natal hell hole. Why are these people in our country? Why does Minnesota Public Radio care if they leave and go kill other savages? My primary concern would be ensuring that they are not allowed to return here.

4 posted on 10/31/2012 7:50:46 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: NormsRevenge

While these “recruits” are currently being trained in Somalia for jihad suicide missions in Africa, they could just as easily be trained back home in Minnesota for attacks in the US. I have long thought the Mall of America in the Twin Cities has a large target painted on it.

5 posted on 10/31/2012 8:10:41 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: MasterGunner01

>Why not deport the rest of these Somalis back to Somalia to fight for their version of the Moon God’s death cult?<

Why are they even here?

At one time one had to have a usable trade to be allowed in the country — the country expected its immigrants to be able to contribute.

My, how things have changed for the worse.

6 posted on 10/31/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: MasterGunner01
I am with ya’. We send some homesick Somali asshole back to the homeland, open up at least one job AND one seat in a university somewhere, he whacks a coupla’ other nare do wells , and then makes himself available for USN (the neo Templar's) Seal target practice.

Where can we donate and can we get hispanics interested in the program.

7 posted on 10/31/2012 9:27:31 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: 353FMG
“Why are they even here?”

That's my other question. Why is the United States importing Muslims of any kind? Do we have a shortage? No.

All the Muslims do is fail to assimilate, listen to Imams calling for the destruction of the Great Satan [United States], and soak-up the Infidel's generous welfare. Nice deal for a bunch of 7th century sheep and goat lovers.

8 posted on 11/01/2012 12:52:10 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: ping jockey

“ up at least one job “
While I agree with your post, I seriously doubt these muzzie trash youts are occupying a seat at the employment table.
More like a place in line for Obama’s stash.

9 posted on 11/01/2012 6:53:18 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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10 posted on 11/01/2012 7:23:54 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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