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  • Sources say second American killed fighting with ISIS in Syria identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed

    08/28/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-28-14 | Fox
    A second American reportedly killed fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis, two sources told Fox News late Wednesday. KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. The State Department confirmed McCain's death earlier this week, but spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of the second American's death. "We're looking into it," she said. A source told Fox News...
  • Somali suicide bomber was from Minneapolis (How soon in USA)

    06/02/2011 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 1,2011 | Patrick Poole
    Abdirahman Warsame at Terror Free Somalia informed us late last night that messages appearing on known al-Shabaab websites indicate that a suicide bomber who carried out on attack on AMISOM forces in Mogadishu on Monday was a Somali-American from the Minneapolis area. A twenty-two minute audio was posted on the Somali Memo website (article and audio have since disappeared) that included a segment of an English-speaking Somali speaker — apparently the suicide bomber — who encourages Muslims in the West to “die for their religion.” Another article on Somali Memo identifies the speaker as Asadullahi Axmed “al-Imriiki” (“the American”), a...
  • Dutch police hold 'terror suspect' at Amsterdam airport

    09/19/2010 9:25:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 sep 2010
    A British man of Somali origin has been arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on suspicion of being a terrorist, prosecutors say. He had arrived from Liverpool en route to Entebbe in Uganda, they said. A police spokesman said the man had been arrested before a flight took off from the airport, one of Europe's busiest, on Sunday. Two Yemenis arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion of planning a terror attack were released earlier this month. Police were investigating whether the man arrested on Sunday had links to a foreign militant organisation, prosecutors said. The tip-off to arrest the man came from...
  • Somali pleads guilty to piracy

    08/27/2010 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Somali man Friday pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk, Va., to attacking the USS Ashland in the first successful U.S. piracy prosecution in 150 years. Jama Idle Ibrahim told the court he believed the Ashland was a merchant vessel he could hold for ransom. The ship was attacked April 10 in the Gulf of Aden. "Today marks the first conviction in Norfolk for acts of piracy in more than 150 years," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said. "Modern-day pirates must be held accountable and will face severe consequences." Ibrahim, also known as Jaamac...
  • NBC: Man held in Montreal is terror suspect

    05/31/2010 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,822+ views
    WASHINGTON - The man removed from an Aeromexico flight bound for Mexico City Sunday was the subject of a terror warning issued for the U.S.-Mexico border last week, senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News on Monday. Homeland Security had asked law enforcement in Houston to be on the lookout for a suspected member of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida ally based in Somalia, early last week, the sources said
  • United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region

    12/21/2009 6:25:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,235+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASES Sunday, December 20, 2009 United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region Twelve detainees have been transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region. As directed by the President’s Jan. 22, 2009 Executive Order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of each of these cases. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including potential threat, mitigation measures and the likelihood of success in habeas litigation, the detainees were...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    05/20/2009 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,597+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda Mohammed Abdullah Warsame, a 35-year-old resident of Minneapolis, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to al-Qaeda Warsame, a naturalized Canadian citizen of Somali descent, entered his plea of guilty this afternoon before U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim in federal court in Minneapolis. At sentencing, which was set for 1:30 pm on July 9, 2009, Warsame faces a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. He has agreed to...
  • 4 arrested in kidnap plot

    05/11/2009 5:45:02 AM PDT · by tm61 · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 5/9/2009 | Amanda Codispoti
    Four men accused of planning to kidnap two Roanoke County women and hold them for ransom were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Joshua Kasongo, 19, of Roanoke; Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 19, of Roanoke; Luke Musa Elbino, 19, of Vinton; and Anthony Eugene Muse, 18, of Roanoke are each charged with conspiring to kidnap and attempted kidnapping. Guhad and Muse are students at Patrick Henry High School. Elbino is a student at Virginia Western Community College.
  • Israeli Securty Thwart Somalian Pirate Attempts on Italian ship

    04/26/2009 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 705+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 4/26/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Workers from an Israeli security firm thwarted attempts by Somalian pirates on Saturday night to hijack an Italian pleasure cruiser with its 1,500 passengers, within the Indian Ocean.
  • Pirates vow revenge after rescue mission

    04/12/2009 8:35:13 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 167 replies · 7,827+ views
    News.Com.Au ^ | April 13, 2009 | Abdiqani Hassan
    SOMALI pirates have threatened revenge after two separate hostage-rescue raids by foreign forces killed at least five comrades, raising fears of future bloodshed on the high seas. The latest raid by US forces this morning saved American hostage Capt Richard Phillips. Three pirates were killed and one was taken captive, the US Navy said. That rescue mission and one by France last week have upped the stakes in shipping lanes off the anarchic Horn of Africa nation where pirate gangs have defied foreign naval patrols. "The French and the Americans will regret starting this killing. We do not kill, but...
  • Feds investigating Twin Cities terrorist network (MN)

    11/26/2008 8:16:02 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 561+ views
    kstp.com ^ | 11-26-08 | Nicole Muehlhausen & Michelle Knoll
    Forty young Somali men from the Twin Cities are missing and federal investigators believe they may be back in Somalia training as terrorists. "We have active Al Qaeda cells recruiting these people," said Omar Jamal with the Somali Justice Advocacy Center. Federal law enforcement sources told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they believe Shirwa Ahmed, from Minneapolis, was a suicide bomber who blew himself up during an attack in northern Somali last month. They also believe he was a recruiter in the Twin Cities for a terrorist network.
  • Nebraska plant fires Muslims amid prayer dispute

    09/20/2008 12:37:12 AM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 306+ views
    Statesman ^ | September 20, 2008 | Jean Ortiz
    OMAHA, Neb. — Officials at a meatpacking plant in Grand Island fired at least 86 workers Friday after they walked off the job amid a dispute over prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the company said. However, a Muslim leader and one of the fired workers disputed the plant's numbers, saying 150 people had lost their jobs at the JBS Swift & Co. facility, which employs about 2,500 people, not including management. About a fifth of them are Muslim. JBS Swift spokeswoman Tamara Smid, who confirmed 86 firings late Friday, said the action was taken against employees who...
  • Muslim protest for right to prayer (Outraged Muslims walk off Swift plant job)

    09/15/2008 7:53:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 282+ views
    theindependent.com ^ | September 15, 2008 | Tracy Overstreet
    GRAND ISLAND — A group of 500 Muslim workers from Grand Island's JBS Swift & Co. plant staged a protest Monday afternoon. Members of the B shift (3 to 11:30 p.m.) and some members of the morning A shift walked off the job after being denied time to pray during what they said is the holiest of times for them -- Ramadan. A group of protesting women said they were kicked by a supervisor when they attempted to pray at work. Asha Abdi said she knelt to pray when the supervisor said, "You can't pray here," kicked her feet and...
  • Woman charged in stabbing

    09/22/2007 12:13:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 985+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 22, 2007 | Brian R. Ballou
    A Somalian woman who entered the United States about 18 months ago as a refugee was charged yesterday in Quincy District Court with trying to stab her boyfriend to death as he drove a tractor-trailer along Route 128 south in Randolph Thursday night. The victim, Mustafa Warsame, 38, brought the truck to a stop in the breakdown lane, hitting the guardrail. He staggered out and told a witness, "My girlfriend stabbed me," before collapsing on the pavement. A prosecutor said the defendant, Deka Artan, 21, ran from the scene with her 2-year-old daughter, but stopped a short distance later.
  • Gang member can stay: judge

    03/09/2007 2:28:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 492+ views
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | March 8, 2007 | Aldo Santin
    A violent Winnipeg gang member who is facing a deportation order to his native Somalia was recently given a reprieve by a federal court judge who said the Somalian's life would be in danger if he returned. Federal Judge Sean Harrington said Hussein Jilaow doesn't deserve to remain in Canada but concluded Jilaow would likely be killed if he were deported according to the travel plans outlined by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). "I have no doubt whatsoever that Mr. Jilaow is a public menace who does not deserve to remain here," Harrington wrote, adding he's been convicted 13...
  • Islamists Close In On Somalian Government

    07/13/2006 7:12:17 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 277+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-14-2006 | David Blair
    Islamists close in on Somalian government By David Blair in Baidoa (Filed: 14/07/2006) The ruined town of Baidoa, where ragged gunmen roam bullet-scarred streets, is Somalia's alternative capital. Pulverised buildings, choked with weeds, house the country's official government, which has a president, cabinet and 275-member parliament. Somali Islamic fighters in Baidoa Barely 150 miles away, Islamist extremists have seized most of Somalia's real capital, Mogadishu, and the surrounding territory. Baidoa, where the "transitional federal government" clings to notional power thanks to international sponsorship, may be the Islamists' next target. It took 14 peace conferences to create this threadbare administration and,...
  • Norwegian-Somalian arrested for terrorism

    01/29/2005 2:52:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,067+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | January 28, 2005 | Jonathan Tisdall
    A 52-year-old Norwegian citizen is being held in the high security prison Belmarsh outside of London, accused by British police of securing radioactive material for terrorist purposes. British media imply the Somalian-born Norwegian may have connections to terrorist group al-Qaida, newspaper VG reports. The 52-year-old was arrested in London last September, charged with procuring a kilo of radioactive red mercury, used in creating so-called 'dirty bombs', a combination of explosive and radioactive material.
  • Somali pleads not guilty to lying about donation

    01/31/2004 10:02:12 PM PST · by piasa · 7 replies · 291+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | January 24, 2004 | By Marisa Taylor and Leonel Sanchez
    The president of two San Diego-based Somalian organizations pleaded not guilty yesterday to lying about taking money from a group linked to terrorists. Community leaders and his family said they were mystified by the charges. Omar Abdi Mohammed, 41, a teacher's assistant in a San Diego elementary school, was described by prosecutors in federal court as a shadowy figure who collected more than $351,000 from a group accused of financing international terrorism. Prosecutors have refused to say what they believe Mohammed did with the money, but they said in court that, in addition to the $351,000, he also received $1,700...
  • Accused terror banker slips out of Australia

    01/31/2004 9:29:15 PM PST · by piasa · 6 replies · 305+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | January 30, 2004 | Michael McKenna, Mark Dunn and Ian McPhedran
    AN accused terrorism financier arrested in the US last week had just returned from a trip to Australia where he is believed to have a child. But in a security blunder, the arrest took Australia's intelligence agencies, who were unaware the man was in Australia, by complete surprise. Omar Abdi Mohamed, 41, is being investigated after allegedly receiving $454,866 from a group accused by US authorities of direct links to al-Qaida. But Australian authorities were not told of any terrorist concerns surrounding Mr Mohamed before his most recent trip to Australia, which ended only last month. "Obviously this person would...
  • TNT Residue Found On Luggage Of Somali Religious Leader Arrested At Portland Airport

    09/09/2002 5:12:29 PM PDT · by Shermy · 57 replies · 1,274+ views
    KATU-TV ^ | September 9, 2002
    PORTLAND - Tests indicated explosives residue on the luggage of a local Islamic religious leader arrested at the Portland International Airport on charges of document fraud, a federal prosecutor said Monday at the man's arraignment. Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, 41, was arrested at the airport without incident around noon Sunday and booked at the Multnomah County Jail. Kariye on Monday pleaded innocent to two felony charges of using false information - including a changed name - while applying for and receiving three different Social Security cards between 1983 and 1995. The federal indictment also alleges that Kariye used an altered...