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Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before Sept. 22, 2013
By BRIAN ROSS, JAMES GORDON MEEK and MEGAN CHUCHMACH Brian Ross More from Brian » ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent
Home> Investigative Unit Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before Sept. 22, 2013 By BRIAN ROSS, JAMES GORDON MEEK and MEGAN CHUCHMACH Brian Ross More from Brian » ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent
The same group that claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan mall this weekend that has claimed at least 62 lives has previously recruited dozens of Americans to join their cause.
U.S. officials estimate that as many as 50 Americans have traveled to training camps in Somalia, the home of the al Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabaab, over the last six years.
Just last month, al-Shabaab released a video showing three young men claiming to be from Minneapolis who the terror group said later died as martyrs.
"This is the best place to be honestly," one of the men says. "I can only tell you from my experience being here, that you have the best of dreams, you eat the best of food, and you're with the best of the brothers and sisters who came here for the sake of Allah. If you guys only knew how much fun we have over here. This is the real Disneyland, you need to come here and join us and take pleasure in this fun."
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July 20, 2009
Rep. Keith Ellison wants Minneapolis Somalis fighting for al Qaida linked al Shabaab to return to the US
Rep. Keith Ellison wants to bring home the remaining Minneapolis Somalis who left to wage jihad in Somalia. After all, they’re just naive youngsters who were tricked into going to Somalia to wage jihad for al Shabaab. Minnesota Public Radio
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.[...]
At least four Somali-American men from Minnesota who left to fight in the Horn of Africa have died there in recent months.
What the article fails to mention is that one of the men, Shirwa Ahmed, was a suicide bomber. According to the FBI, he was radicalized at the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center the largest mosque in Minneapolis.
Congressman Keith Ellison thinks the U.S. should try to retrieve the Minnesotan men who may have been misled into joining Al-Shabaab and want out.
Ellison is not exactly a disinterested bystander, as he is a Muslim himself.
Is that his real name ?
If Al-Qaeda can recruit American terrorists to operate in a far away Nairobi mall, it can certainly do the same for domestic malls.
But never lose sight of the fact that Islam is a religion of peace.
Three Attackers in Kenya Mall Siege Lived in US CNN
Three of the attackers at the Westgate Mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya, are from the United States, sources within the terror group that orchestrated the attack told CNN on Sunday.
CNN reported that the American-linked militants from the terrorist group al-Shabab are among nine people listed on a since-shuttered Twitter account linked to the group.
Two of the Americans are from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and the other is from Kansas City, Missouri. Minneapolis has a large Somali community that in the past has been linked to recruitment efforts by al-Shabab as well as al-Qaida.
Great job, NSA. /s
Doesn’t Obama have a Kenyon half brother who is in the Muslim Brotherhood? I wonder if he had anything to do with this?
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) photographed with his wife Kim and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Ellison and Pelosi placed their hands on a copy of the Koran at the Library of Congress
Somalias al Qaeda affiliate says three Americans joined its assault on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi that left at least 68 dead. Jamie Dettmer reports on whether they could be from the Twin Cities.
As the gunmen from Al-Shabab, armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, slaughtered shoppers and families in Nairobis Westgate mall, the group live-tweeted its satisfaction with the hostage taking and carnage: Like it or loathe it! our mujahideen confirmed all executions were point blank range!
Americas Little Mogadishus Produced 3 of the Kenya Al Qaeda Terrorists
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 22, 2013 @ 10:49
America has taken in large numbers of Somalis producing Little Mogadishus in unexpected places. These Little Mogadishus invariably become sinkholes of crime, welfare and terrorism.
Now were told that three of the Kenya Westgate mall terrorists were from the United States.
We received permission to disclose the names of our mujahideen inside #Westgate, their latest account tweeted.
They proceeded to tweet the names one by one, including Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, native of St. Paul, Minn., Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, and Gen Mustafe Noorudiin, 27, of Kansas City, Mo.
Al-Shabaab had already released a video of Somali Muslim terrorists from the Little Mogadishus.
September 23, 2013 4:00 AM
The Evil of Global Jihad
This past weekend makes clear the jihadi path.
By Tom Rogan
There will be no negotiations whatsoever. Al-Shabab spokesman”
Lets be clear. Westgate was attacked for two reasons. First, in its public character, the mall offered al-Shabab an opportunity to spread terror across all of Kenyan society. Second, packed with families, Westgate offered the terrorists hundreds of strategic pawns. In its killing sprees, al-Shabab seeks a new regional understanding: that its resolve is supreme above all others. That unless its adversaries yield, more Westgates will follow.
It remains unclear how many hostages remain inside the Westgate Mall as security forces moved in [AP]
before that he was “Keith X”
ISLAM. The gift that keeps on killing.
State Dept Considering 5,662 ‘Diversity Visa’ Applicants from Terror States
Dont worry obama’s NSA,FBI,CIA are going to get the facts on this stuff....
The problem is not the Somalis. The problem is the men in government that ship the Somalis in, provide them a living, and protect them from angry locals. These men are traitors.
This is a Threat Matrix list documenting threats within and without. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.
“...three young men claiming to be from Minneapolis who the terror group said later died as martyrs.”
Good enough; it’s a start. Kill more.
Al Shabaab is crawling with American and European muslims.
The war should have been brought not just to Afghanistan, but to Europe.
Did they mention the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?
Or was it “Keith al-Lison”?
Kenya mall siege will help terror group recruit in US, say experts
By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published September 23, 2013
The grisly massacre at an upscale Kenyan shopping mall by al-Shabab militants is a great shot in the arm to the Al Qaeda-linked groups efforts to recruit fighters from the West, including the U.S., terror experts tell FoxNews.com.
At least 62 people have been killed and nearly 200 others were injured in the Saturday attack by al-Shabab, an extremist Islamic group believed to have roughly several thousand fighters, including a few hundred foreigners. Some of those include recruits from Somali communities in the United States and Europe and intelligence analysts said Monday those numbers could grow now that al-Shabab militants have attacked, running counter to the Obama administrations claims that Al Qaeda and its global affiliates are weakening.
Clearly the attack in Nairobi and the target was selected for its propaganda value, said Mark Schroeder, vice president of Africa analysis at Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm. Al-Shabab has really not been successful attacking hardened sites in Somalia, so it clearly shifted its method by attacking this preeminent shopping mall in Nairobi. It will be a great shot in the propaganda arm to show that al-Shabab is a vibrant militant group.
By selecting and ultimately carrying out an attack on a soft target such as a shopping mall frequented by Westerners and affluent locals, al-Shabab which means The Youth in Arabic sent a clear message to would-be jihadists, Schroeder said.
Were still credible and were alive, he said. So come join us. Thats going to be the message.
GRAPHIC PHOTOS HERE:
Seen these pictures before, but thanks anyway.
You think the American public will wake up if this were to happen in a shopping mall in Washington D.C?
Perhaps not in DC because they have their heads stuck in the sand but it will draw attention if this were to happen in Boston. The guv will have a chance to lock down all of MA.
Was this madman elected by majority black voters or did some lunatic lefty white people get him elected?
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