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.
And they cannot unless they are a democrap power broker, then they lie why they want it.
But But But But But (hold on just a few more Buts. As every leftist knows if you say but enough times what follows has just got to make sense)But But But But But
I probably wont be anywhere near when they choose to carry out their dirty deed.
Thinking like a left winger makes my head hurt.
THE WEST NEED NOT FEAR GUN OWNERSHIP - said the New York Times NEVER!
the rarely used word BALDERDASH comes to mind for some reason.
Personally I don't believe this attack in Kenya being timed to correspond with the WH and the lefts attack against the 2nd Amendment is just a coincidence.
When you consider the “spontaneous’ lie with Benghazi is nothing more complicated than saying the terrorist are so in tune with the news the terrorist can pick up on a news story and plan an attack around that story in just a few minutes, there is just too much of the “spontaneous” lie built into the lefts attack against the 2nd and the attack in Kenya for it to be just a coincidence in my opinion.
Denial aint a river in Muslim Brotherhood-ruled Egypt.”Agreed, and America agrees, too - based on the number of guns purchased by Americans since Clinton and Obama defiled the White House.
Americans now own 44+% of all private arms in the entire world.
Every day, we do better.
Americans know what may be about to happen and we are able to deal with it.
Cowboys & Muslims time is approaching.
The title is refuted daily by facts on the ground.
Who was Anwar Al Awlaki?
Who is “The White Widow”?
Who are / were the Brothers Tsarnaev?
Who shot up The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle?
Who flew off from Charles de Gaul to fight in Syria?
“I was talking to a young liberal female attorney”
Have you nothing better to do with your time?
PS Talking with Libtards causes IQ points to ooze from ones ears.
There are now area son Minneapolis that the police are afraid to enter..and check out the crime stats...
I live in rural central Virginia, redneck country (and proud of it). I’m halfway between Lynchburg and Appomattox. I do most of my shopping in Lynchburg, but if I need something over the weekend, I will run down to the Walmart in Appomattox.
Now, this Walmart is a small one, but lately I notice groups of Muslims shopping there, and suddenly the store has two Muslim employees——both female and wrapped head to toe in that crap they wear.
As it happens, there is a well-known Muslim militia compound close by in Red House, Virginia. It was established by the same Pakistani cleric who created the all-Muslim town, “Islamberg”, in New York.
Maybe I’m paranoid, but I’m wondering if I need to stop frequenting that Walmart. Admittedly, it would be a small-time target, but how hard would it be for one of those employees to hide a bomb belt?
The West Need Not Fear Its Young Muslims
said the scorpion to the frog,
its in our nature said the scorpion just before they both drowned
The Times comment section on this Op-Ed is closed.
I went there to post this:
Why do leftists and the government argue that it is wrong to judge all Muslims as dangerous because of the murderous actions of a few lunatics, but...
They judge all gun owners as dangerous because of the murderous actions of a few lunatics.