Skip to comments.The West Need Not Fear Its Young Muslims (NYT alert)
Posted on 09/24/2013 6:14:22 AM PDT by reaganaut1
LONDON It has been five years since Shirwa Ahmed, a 26-year-old from Minneapolis, blew himself up in northern Somalia, and sent shivers up American spines about young immigrants from war-torn Muslim countries who were turning into terrorists. Unconfirmed reports that American Muslims might have been among the gunmen who stormed Nairobis Westgate shopping mall over the weekend will no doubt revive fears of the enemy within.
I remain, however, unafraid of Somalis, least of all of Americanized ones. I spent time in Minnesota in 2011 the Twin Cities is home to the greatest concentration in the United States of Somalis in exile and uncovered this reassuring truth: hotheads inclined to support the Shabab may exist in Minneapolis, but they are a mere handful in a community of tens of thousands of Somalis who want nothing to do with extremist Islamism.
Not all is rosy in the Twin Cities, of course. Many Somalis there live in economically marginal communities and, as elsewhere, some teenagers join criminal street gangs. So law enforcement officials still watch to see if some will turn to jihadism. After all, in the words of Zuhur Ahmed, a woman in her 20s who used to host a Minneapolis radio show called Somali Community Link, the motives for joining a street gang and for signing on as a jihadi can be similar typically, an alienated boys desperate yearning for identity and importance. The Shabab, she noted, means the youth in Arabic. Theyre just street boys who want to belong somewhere, she told me.
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Liberalism is nothing more than a patronage scam that expands like vermin if uncontrolled. Since the economy is Obamasized and the Bernanke funny money helicopter drop is coming to its natural conclusion there is less money to spread around so even the other lefty parasites are looking to vote someone off the island. So “Coexist” in the future will look like “Oexist.”
They may be dumb, but they’re not stupid.
Or maybe it’s the other way around?
I use a different nic on the NYTimes, I’m a big commenter.
I hope this moron goes to live in their community and sees if his views change.
Imagine the STUPID look he’s going to have on his face when his decapitated head is put on a pike.
It only took a handful of hotheads to bring down the twin towers. What an idiot.
The larger point is, the non-hotheads are largely disinclined to police the hotheads and often agree with their agenda even if they are not actively supporting it.
Ah, liberals—still valiantly waging war against reality.
Yeah, even those who typically lap up the NYT slop like hungry pigs can see through this one.
According to the NYT, law abiding white people with guns should be feared more than young radicalized Muslims.
Which one, at any given time, is part of the handful that you can’t trust? ...It’s not a matter of counting individuals, and declaring the whole safe. It isn’t about individuals. It is about Islam. Islam is wrong, and everyone who takes part in it is a potential or present danger.
Denial ain’t a river in Muslim Brotherhood-ruled Egypt.
I’m amazed newspapers allow comment sections. People shred nonsense like this worse than FReepers do, any more.
I bet the comments are gone by noon.
The way to translate Obonics to English is you take whatever Obama or one of his Obots say and reverse it Willy Wonka style.
Sure. The bombing in Boston was done by tea-partiers.
How an they even publish garbage like this with a straight face?
The Saudis have a lot of "journalists" on their payroll.
Theyre just street boys who want to belong somewhere, she told me.”
Like in a mall in Nairobi?
When all evidence is that it’s the second generation raised in the comforts of the West that tends to radicalize, not their parents who actually fled the hell hole?
I was talking to a young liberal female attorney about 3 years ago who lives in Minneapolis who told me of the man responsible for organizing the effort that brought about 10,000 Somalis here some time ago.
When I asked her WHY you would want to bring 10,000 dirt poor 3rd world Muslims who cant speak English, have few skills other than being murderously violent and virulently anti Western since about 2 or 3,000 years ago and do not share our love for America, here she was speechless.
“I don’t know.”
We just give them jobs in the food processing industry.
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