New York: Muslim plotted to kill returning U.S. troops, arrested

The absurdity of it all. An FBI sting here and there as we allow unfettered immigration of like-minded Muslims. via Feds: Man supportive of ‘terrorist’ groups plotted to kill troops.

Through the 140 characters allowed on Twitter, Mufid spelled out again and again his ideological hatred toward the United States, federal authorities allege.

In one Tweet, he announced his allegiance with al-Qaida, writing, “al-Qaida said it loud and clear; we are fighting the American invasion and their hegemony over the earth and the people,” authorities say.

Other Tweets encouraged the donation of money for jihadists, and, while advocating martyrdom, Elfgeeh claimed al-Qaida and jihadists are the world’s true Muslims.

On Saturday afternoon, FBI agents and members of the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Elfgeeh in the parking lot of the Walmart at 1490 Hudson Ave. They allege that he’d planned to buy firearms and he wanted to use them to kill returning American troops as well as Shi’a Muslims living in the region.

Elfgeeh is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Yemen who managed a convenience store on North Clinton Avenue.

At the Walmart, Elfgeeh, 30, met with an FBI informant who provided him firearms and silencers, according to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent Albert Zenner.

A swarm of law enforcement officials arrested Elfgeeh around 3 p.m. as shoppers wandered in and out of the store. The weapons the informant gave Elfgeeh immediately before the arrest had been rendered inoperable beforehand, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett Harvey, a prosecutor in the case.

“At no time was there a risk to the public this weekend,” FBI Special Agent Brian Boetig, who heads the agency’s western New York region, said about the large show of force for the arrest.

Elfgeeh is charged with two counts of illegally receiving and possessing unregistered firearm silencers, but the investigation is continuing, U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. said at a news conference Monday.

At a court appearance Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman, Elfgeeh was appointed lawyers from the Federal Public Defender’s Office. A bail hearing is scheduled for June 16.

Federal prosecutors have requested that Elfgeeh stay jailed pending trial.

Using confidential informants, the FBI has been investigating Elfgeeh since early 2013, according to the affidavit from Zenner.

In early 2013, an individual who has occasionally worked as an informant for the FBI “first reported information about Elfgeeh.”

The informant, records show, has helped the FBI since around 2000. He has been paid about $21,700 by the agency, and the FBI assisted him in receiving visas for family members.

A second informant, who also has been paid by the FBI, began a series of conversations with Elfgeeh in late 2013. Those broad talks about terrorism in the Middle East and American politics morphed into Elfgeeh’s stated intent to do harm to Americas, authorities allege.

In the aftermath of the December terrorist attack on a mall in Kenya, Elfgeeh told the second informant that, “I’m thinking about just go buy a big automatic gun from off the street … and just put on a vest or whatever and just go around and start shooting,” the affidavit states.

Elfgeeh indicated he already had a bulletproof vest.

Elfgeeh discussed buying weapons from that informant, saying “I don’t have … no plan whatsoever,” the affidavit alleges. He said he wanted weapons “for personal use.”

He also allegedly said he would “try to do as much as we could before we get, get captured,” and that he wanted to do video messages after the attacks.

In March, Elfgeeh apparently narrowed his plans to killing returning soldiers, authorities allege. He noted how a French-Algerian man had killed three French military members.

Elfgeeh told the informant, who’d indicated he could buy him firearms, that he could figure out who returning military members were from online searches.

Negotiations over possible weapons purchases continued into April and May. The conversations were recorded. Elfgeeh also inquired about prices for hand grenades, “the type that one would throw at someone as you are driving a car.”

On Saturday, the FBI gave the informant a “Walther PPK .32-caliber handgun with a functional silencer affixed to the barrel, a Glock 26, 9-millimeter handgun with a functional silencer affixed to the barrel, two boxes of .32-caliber ammunition, and two boxes of 9-millimeter ammunition,” the affidavit states.

The informant gave Elfgeeh the box carrying the weapons in the Walmart lot, moments before the arrest.

After the arrest, police and FBI agents executed a search warrant at Elfgeeh’s home and a convenience store, MoJoe’s, that he runs at 1193 N. Clinton Ave. The store, decorated in candy stripe red and white, advertises pizza, chicken and groceries, and fronts the residence where Elfgeeh lived.

Neighbors said agents searched the store and house for two hours or more Saturday evening.

Video shows largest al Qaeda meeting in years

While the U.S. was busy stealing a rancher’s cattle, al Qaeda was meeting and plotting.

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via Video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen – CNN.com.

(CNN) — A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn’t know about it or couldn’t get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won’t comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda’s crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.

The video started appearing on jihadist websites recently, drawing the attention of U.S. officials and global terrorism experts. U.S. officials say they believe it’s authentic.

In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he’s going after the United States, saying “We must eliminate the cross. … The bearer of the cross is America!”

U.S. officials believe the highly produced video is recent. With some fighters faces blurred, there is worry it signals a new round of plotting.

“The U.S. intelligence community should be surprised that such a large group of al Qaeda assembled together, including the leadership, and somehow they didn’t notice,” said Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst.

“His message to the United States,” Cruickshank said, “was very much the same as (former al Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden’s: ‘We’re coming after you.’ “

 


‘Many Feisal Shahzads are residing inside America…yearning to fulfill duty of jihad’

In the latest supposed al Qaeda propaganda…via Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad.

The latest issue of Al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine contains an article about using car bombs in U.S. cities as well as abroad during election seasons, both presidential and congressional, as well as on Christmas and New Years Eve.

The cities and areas listed in the piece include Washington, D.C., New York, Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Quote from Inspire:

Many Feisal Shahzads are residing inside America, and all they need is the knowledge of how to make car bombs. They are all yearning to fulfill their duty of Jihad.

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Parts of the magazine come across as written by over educated analysts sitting in office buildings somewhere.

One article mentions a Jose Mante (Muslim name: “Khosleah Mantieh”) who was supposedly arrested by the FBI in NY for plotting to bomb three military targets. Web searches for either name show no results. Any sleuths out who can run those names?

CIA Head: Al-Qaeda’s Ideology a ‘Corrupt Interpretation’ of Qur’an, Fueled by ‘Lack of Education and Ignorance’

Keep in mind that John Brennan, the head of the CIA, is a convert to Islam. Thus, his defense of Islam is not at all surprising. Unfortunately, it’s not his job.

via CIA Head: Al-Qaeda’s Ideology a ‘Corrupt Interpretation’ of Qur’an, Fueled by ‘Lack of Education and Ignorance’ | CNS News.

Al-Qaeda’s ideology, built on “a perverse and very corrupt interpretation of the Qur’an,” resonates in many parts of the world, and is often fed by political repression, economic disenfranchisement and “lack of education and ignorance,” CIA Director John Brennan said on Tuesday.

During an event at the Council on Foreign Relations, Brennan was asked about the “war of ideas” surrounding Islam, which the questioner said many Americans tend to equate with violence.

In the course of his response Brennan said al-Qaeda has “a perverse and very corrupt interpretation of the Qur’an. One of the things that I’m struck with when I travel throughout the Middle East and I meet with leaders, military and civilian – these are individuals who are Qur’anic scholars themselves and they are the ones who are most annoyed at how al-Qaeda has hijacked their religion and how they have really distorted the teachings of Mohammed, you know, for violent purposes.”

“Now, quite unfortunately, though, that ideology, that agenda of al-Qaeda has gained resonance and following in many parts of the world,” he continued. “It’s fed a lot of times by, you know, political repression, by economic, you know, disenfranchisement, by, you know, lack of education and ignorance, so there – there are a number of phenomena right now that I think are fueling the fires of, you know, this ideology.”

Assertions of a link between Islamist terrorism and poverty or lack of education have been called into question by some research.

A Rand Corporation report on counterterrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009, found that, “Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds.”

“Terrorists turn out to be more rather than less educated than the general population” according to a number of academic studies, one of the report authors noted.

Far from being impoverished or lacking economic opportunity, some of the most prominent jihadist terrorists have been well-educated. Osama bin Laden was the son of a billionaire businessman, his al-Qaeda successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is a physician, and the 9/11 attack mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has an engineering degree.

In Singaporean study on combating radical ideology over the 2001-2011 decade found that key members of the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terror network were also well-educated. They included Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian former military officer and businessman, who provided lodging to two of the 9/11 hijackers in 2000 and was later involved in a foiled Singapore bomb plot.

Democrats Invited Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist to Brief Them

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Beyond incompetent, these three are dangerous and need to be replaced ASAP. via Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy | Washington Free Beacon.

The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.

Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.

Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an al Qaeda-linked Yemeni political party, did not attend because of visa issues. The State Department said it could not comment on visa matters.

Several Al Karama officials have faced terrorism allegations. Al Karama’s founder and current president Abdul Rahman Naimi was designated as a terrorist and al Qaeda supporter by the U.S. Treasury Department in December, along with the group’s Yemen representative Abdulwahab Al-Humayqani. Al Karama’s legal director, Rachid Mesli, is currently wanted for terrorism charges in Algeria.

A spokesperson for Grayson said Ahmady did not actually attend the briefing and that the terrorist designation of Al Karama’s president was “not in place at the time of the briefing, so again, we had no reason to suspect any wrongdoing on the part of Mohammad [Al Ahmady].”

The meeting was scheduled 4 weeks before the terror designation, so somebody should have known.

According to the Treasury Department, last year Naimi “ordered the transfer of nearly $600,000 to al Qaeda via al Qaeda’s representative in Syria, Abu-Khalid al-Suri, and intended to transfer nearly $50,000 more.”

Funding jihadists in Syria, isn’t that what Obama is doing?

Naimi also “reportedly oversaw the transfer of over $2 million per month to al Qaeda in Iraq for a period of time” and “provided approximately $250,000 to two U.S.-designated al-Shabaab figures” in 2012.

 Republicans aid terrorists too.

Obama rushing arms to Iraq to fend off not-so-on-the-run al Qaeda

This outcome was predicted by many when Obama announced to al Qaeda his intentions to pull troops out of Iraq. Of course with record low and continually dropping approval ratings, Obama needs al Qaeda. Any lower, he’ll be needing an attack on the home-front soon. via U.S. Sends Arms to Aid Iraq Fight With Extremists – NYTimes.com.

The move follows an appeal for help in battling the extremist group by the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who met with President Obama in Washington last month.

But some military experts question whether the patchwork response will be sufficient to reverse the sharp downturn in security that already led to the deaths of more than 8,000 Iraqis this year, 952 of them Iraqi security force members, according to the United Nations, the highest level of violence since 2008.

Al Qaeda’s regional affiliate, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has become a potent force in northern and western Iraq. Riding in armed convoys, the group has intimidated towns, assassinated local officials, and in an episode last week, used suicide bombers and hidden explosives to kill the commander of the Iraqi Army’s Seventh Division and more than a dozen of his officers and soldiers as they raided a Qaeda training camp near Rutbah.

Bombings on Christmas in Christian areas of Baghdad, which killed more than two dozen people, bore the hallmarks of a Qaeda operation.

The surge in violence stands in sharp contrast to earlier assurances from senior Obama administration officials that Iraq was on the right path, despite the failure of American and Iraqi officials in 2011 to negotiate an agreement for a limited number of United States forces to remain in Iraq.

In a March 2012 speech, Antony J. Blinken, who is currently Mr. Obama’s deputy national security adviser, asserted that “Iraq today is less violent” than “at any time in recent history.”

In contrast, after a recent spate of especially violent attacks against Iraqi forces, elected officials and civilians, Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, issued a strongly worded statement on Sunday warning that the Qaeda affiliate is “seeking to gain control of territory inside the borders of Iraq.”

Pledging to take steps to strengthen Iraqi forces, Ms. Psaki noted that the Qaeda affiliate was a “common enemy of the United States and the Republic of Iraq, and a threat to the greater Middle East region.”

Except in neighboring Syria where Obama is funding, training and arming al Qaeda affiliates.

Video: Inside an al-Shabaab training camp

via Nightly News: Exclusive: Inside an al-Shabaab training camp. h/t Larry

Jamal Osman, Channel 4 Europe, has been given exclusive access to an al- Shabaab training camp. Al-Shabaab is the jihadist group behind the attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya. For al-Shabaab, the Westgate operation was a victory and is now being used to inspire new soldiers.

al Shabaab continues to grow during Obama’s reign.

Arizona: American citizen scolds John McCain for giving US tax dollars to al Qaeda

h/t halalporkshop

This brave citizen also notes “what’s going on in Jordan” as we’ve noted here and here and here.

Video: Muslim jihadists pray to Allah during Kenyan mall massacre

These Muslim terrorists singled out non-Muslims, then slaughtered, raped and tortured them. Yet Obama praises them.

via CNN has obtained videos from inside the Westgate Mall. h/t Vlad Tepes

DC: Holder imports another foreign jihadist to U.S. civil court

via Jim Kouri | Examiner.com.

An Islamist who served 12-years in custody after being arrested by police in Belgium is now in Washington, D.C., to face terrorism charges within the U.S. federal court system, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia on Thursday.

Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisian, after serving 12-years in prison in Belgium, where he served time for terrorist charges, was extradited and arrived on Thursday to answer to terrorism charges in the United States.

Trabelsi is charged with conspiracy to kill Americans outside of the United States; conspiring and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction; conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization; and providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

The 43-year-old Trabelsi allegedly received his orders directly from Osama bin Laden, the iconic leader of al-Qaeda, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen.

According to European press organizations, Trabelsi played professional soccer in Germany for the Fortuna Dusseldorf team, but his drug use ruined his sports career and he turned to radical Islam.

The Tunisian Islamist had been arrested by Belgian police in Brussels on the day after the Sept. 12, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. The police officers captured Trabelsi before he was able to carry out his planned attack against Americans in European nations.

Trabelsi was originally indicted in 2006 by a federal grand jury in the in the District of Columbia, and a superseding indictment was filed in 2007 and the indictment was sealed. The terrorism charges were finally unsealed on Thursday once U.S. law enforcement took the would-be suicide bomber into custody.

The indictment claims that Trabelsi personally met with Osama bin Laden in the months prior to the 9-11 attacks in order to “volunteer for a suicide bomb attack against U.S. interests.”

According to the indictment, following his meeting with bin Laden, Trabelsi allegedly obtained chemicals in Europe and subsequently joined others to scout a potential target: a military facility that was used by the United States and the United States Air Force.

According to the indictment, he later spoke with Muhammed Atef, a high-ranking member and chief military planner of al-Qaeda, at bin Laden’s direction. Additionally, the indictment states, he met with others with whom he was to form a cell for the purpose of carrying out a suicide attack.

While in Belgium, Trabelsi bought the chemicals necessary to manufactured a 1,000-kilogram bomb, the indictment alleges. Additionally, according to the indictment, he traveled at night with conspirators to scout their target: a U.S. military base.

While many counterterrorism experts and policymakers applaud the “big catch,” many others are vocal about their disappointment that Trabelsi is not being detained in Guantanamo Bay or that he will not face a military trial in which he would face the death penalty.

The chances of the Obama and Holder Justice Department trying this case as a capital one are slim and none. That’s unfortunate,” said a former NYPD detective, Mike Snopes, who served on a special counterterrorism unit.

Why does Holder keep bringing foreign jihadists into U.S. prisons and civil courts in the U.S.?

Separate but related on the snatch & grab of another foreign jihadi over the weekend, former CIA agent Clare Lopez ponders, Why Now? U.S. Nabs Top Al-Qaeda Suspect Known for Years.

Al-Libi’s seizure now makes as little sense as did the apparent U.S. and UK indifference to his outstanding Nairobi indictment and his jihadist credentials for all the years that preceded it. (Despite the close relationship among former LIFG jihadis like al-Libi and Abu Sufian ben Qumu, until now, there has been no indication that al-Libi was involved in 9/11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans.)

Still, al-Libi undoubtedly would be able to answer a lot of questions about events leading up to that assault, as well as questions about those individuals and militias involved. in its planning and execution. Reportedly, an FBI interrogation team is headed out to the USS San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea (where al-Libi is being held) and plans to ask al-Libi about AQ operations in Libya.

Funny: If that’s what they’re after, seems they could have just read the cables Chris Stevens had been sending back for the last several years. “Die Hard in Derna” from June 2008 would have been a good one to start with.

And Gateway Pundit has this regarding al Libi, Unreal. Captured Al-Qaeda Mastermind to Be Read His Rights By Obama Administration.

Kansas City: Muslim Gets 14 Years for Funding al-Qaida

via Missouri Man Gets 14 Years for Al-Qaida Support – ABC News.

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A Kansas City businessman who swore an oath of allegiance to al-Qaida and three years ago pleaded guilty to providing financial support to the international terror group was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison, despite a plea from his attorney for lenience because of the risk he took by becoming an informant against the organization.

Khalid Ouazzani, 35, who pleaded guilty in May 2010 to bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to support a terrorist group, was sentenced in federal court in Kansas City.

Federal prosecutors claimed Ouazzani provided more than $23,000 to al-Qaida and had pledged more, with the hope of eventually traveling to the Middle East to join the fight against the U.S.

In his guilty plea, Ouazzani admitted making false claims to borrow money for a used auto parts business and wiring the proceeds to a bank in Dubai. That money was used to purchase an apartment in Dubai that later sold for a $17,000 profit, which was given to al-Qaida. Ouazzani also admitted sending the terror group $6,500 from the sale of his business.

Ouazzani, a married father of two who became a U.S. citizen in June 2006 [a Moroccan native], admitted in his plea bargain to bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to support a terrorist group after admitting he gave money and swore an oath of allegiance to the terror network in 2008.

At Ouazzani\’s sentencing hearing Monday, his attorney, Robin Fowler, asked U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs for a five-year sentence — Ouazzani already has served roughly 42 months — because his cooperation with federal authorities had landed his two co-conspirators in jail.

That makes him a snitch and a Muslim who provided support to al-Qaida, both of which puts his life behind bars in danger, Fowler said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Casey said the government recommended 15 years — sharply reduced from the roughly 30 years he could have gotten under sentencing guidelines — for supporting the terrorist group and committing bank fraud.

Sachs noted that the charge of supporting al-Qaida is a serious crime, and despite Ouazzani\’s cooperation in the separate case he needed to be adequately punished.

\”He did cooperate, as the judge stated, but that doesn\’t erase what he did,\” U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson said after the hearing. \”A lot of damage, a lot of lives could have been lost with that $23,000.\”

Federal officials said last year that Ouazzani was part of a small terror cell with two New York men, Sabirhan Hasanoff and Wesam El-Hanafi, both of whom pleaded guilty in June 2012 to their roles in the conspiracy.

After he was arrested in February 2010 on 33 counts, Ouazzani waived his Miranda rights and told investigators about Hasanoff and El-Hanafi. When confronted by information Ouazzani provided, the two New Yorkers pleaded guilty last year, Fowler said. Without his cooperation, both might still be involved with terrorism, he said.

Ouazzani, who wrote an eight-page letter to the judge apologizing for his actions, addressed the court before Sachs handed down the sentence.

“I make no excuses for the crimes I committed,” he said. “I’m not proud of the mistakes I’ve made. I’m ashamed.”

Ouazzani’s contributions to al-Qaida went through Hasanoff, a Brooklyn accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers who moved to Dubai in 2007, according to court documents. El-Hanafi, who accepted Ouazzani’s oath of allegiance to al-Qaida, was an information security specialist in Brooklyn with Lehman Brothers before moving to Dubai around 2005.

The three met in Brooklyn in May 2008 to discuss membership in the terrorist organization, about a year after El-Hanafi had connected with two experienced terrorists in Yemen, court records show.


From a previous post after his arrest:

“It’s probably widespread, more so than we’d like to think,” said Dennis Lormel, a retired FBI agent who headed the government’s terrorist financing investigative unit after 9/11. “You can get into semantics about amounts, but this guy is not the only guy out there doing this type of thing.

3 Somali Muslims charged in NYC with fighting for al Shabaab

None of these jihadis are U.S. citizens so why were they imported to the U.S. and in a U.S. court? via 3 Somalis charged in NYC with fighting for al-Shabab – New York News.

NEW YORK (AP) – Three men facing federal terrorism charges in New York City have strong ties to the same extremist Islamic group that’s claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall, U.S. authorities say.

Prosecutors in Brooklyn describe the defendants — Ali Yasin Ahmed, Madhi Hashi and Mohamed Yusuf — as “dangerous and influential” members of al-Shabab who were part of an elite unit of suicide bombers. They were captured in Africa last year while traveling to Yemen to team up with the al-Qaida offshoot there.

The three had links to al-Qaida operatives in East Africa “who sought to carry out attacks against the United States and Western interests in that region,” prosecutors wrote in a letter filed on Sept. 18, three days before rampaging gunmen killed dozens in an attack on the Nairobi mall.

The men are also accused of having “substantial knowledge regarding an al-Shabab research and development department that was developing chemical weapons for use.”

Shortly after the FBI took custody of the men in November, they pleaded not guilty in a sealed proceeding in federal court in Brooklyn to providing material support to al-Shabab. The case has since been unsealed and Ahmed and Hashi were to appear Monday in court for a status conference.

All three men are from Somalia, authorities said. Ahmed, 27, and Yusuf, 29, have citizenship in Sweden and Hashi, 23, in Great Britain.

The charges allege that between 2008 and 2012, the men traveled to Somalia to receive weapons and explosives training from al-Shabab and were “deployed in combat operations” there.

“As alleged, these defendants are not aspiring terrorists – they are terrorists,” George Venizelos, head of the FBI’s New York office, said when the case was first announced. “They did more than receive terrorist training. They put that training to practice in terrorist operations.”

Government papers filed this year cited conversations intercepted by authorities in Sweden as evidence against the men.

In 2008 Ahmed and Yusuf “discussed … their intention to travel to Somalia for the purpose of joining al-Shabab and dying as martyrs,” the papers say. In another conversation, Ahmed said he was an associate of a suicide bomber who killed two dozen people, including three government ministers, at a hotel gathering in Mogadishu in 2009.

Ahmed was interviewed by authorities in 2008 but denied he was an al-Shabab supporter, the papers allege. But by 2011, all three were in Somalia fighting for al-Shabab and enrolled in a “suicide bomber training program,” the papers added.

Although not mentioned in this article, this was posted elsewhere and may be why they ended up in the U.S. at taxpayer expense:

Three Somali men who were charged with taking part in the conspiracy to kill Rep. Payne appeared in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn on Monday.

It wasn’t mentioned in posts at the time of transport to the U.S. that we covered here Holder imports more foreign Muslim terrorists to U.S. courts.

They won’t get life sentences so will they end up in your neighborhood when freed?

Muslims kill 161 in Nigeria roadside slaughter

Philippines, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria, Syria, Egypt, Mali, Somalia, Thailand, Iraq, Lebanon…wherever Islam goes, death and destruction follow.

This massacre happened last week, before the Kenyan Mall Massacre but you probably never heard about it. h/t TROP

via allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Benisheik Attack Death Toll Now 161

Maiduguri — Environmental officers yesterday recovered 87 more corpses of travelers killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen during an attack on Maiduguri-Damaturu road near Benisheik town in Borno State on Tuesday.

This was in addition to 55 bodies earlier picked up on Wednesday, officials of the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) told journalists during a visit by Governor Kashim Shettima to the scene of the violence.

Heavily armed insurgents laid siege on Benisheik, Kaga Local Government Area on Tuesday evening, killing people and setting buildings ablaze.

They also blocked the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, three kilometers away from the town, sorting out and slaughtering dozens of travelers.

Sorting out Muslims from non-Muslims?

Apart from the 142 travellers, also killed in the attack were 2 soldiers, 3 policemen and 14 villagers,bringing the total death toll to 161.

Yesterday, Shettima visited Benisheik where he condoled with the people and offered compensation to victims of the violence.

Saidu Yakubu, a senior BOSEPA official, who briefed Shettima at the highway killing spot, later told journalists “87 bodies were recovered in the bush and our people are still searching for more.”

Environmental assistant Abdulaziz Kolomi said, “Apart from the dead bodies recovered today (Thursday), we collected 55 on Wednesday and the fact is that we did not go deep into the bush where I strongly believe that many people have fallen there.”

Our correspondent, who was in the convoy of the governor, saw two refuse compactor trucks loaded with decomposing bodies. Soldiers and policemen were seen providing security as environmental officers pull out dead bodies from the surrounding bushes.

During Shettima’s visit, he was told that apart from the dead travelers, two soldiers, three policemen and 14 villagers were also killed by the insurgents who stormed the town in a convoy of over 20 vehicles.

Shettima, who was visibly shaken by the carnage, urged the residents to persevere and stop fleeing.

“What happened is barbaric and un-Islamic,” he said.

Repeating lies do not make them truths.

Officials: 20 Muslims with U.S. passports in Somali jihad group

via Somali terror group has 20 American members, prone to strike outside Somalia – Investigations.

The Somali terror group that stormed a Kenyan mall, killing more than 60 people, has a larger U.S. contingent than any other al Qaeda offshoot, said U.S. officials, and is now more prone to mount deadly attacks on targets outside Somalia.

Via Twitter, al Shabaab has claimed that six of the jihadis holding hostages at Nairobi’s Westgate mall are Americans, and provided names for what it said were individuals from Minneapolis, Kansas City, Maine, Illinois and Arizona.

Senior officials said that U.S. law enforcement has run the list of U.S. persons named on Twitter as involved in the Kenya mall attack against the list of U.S. persons  known to be affiliated with Al Shabaab. They have found no match at this time.

Officials said it was possible that the names were of individuals unknown to them, or that they were aliases acquired after U.S. jihadis arrived in Somalia, or that the Twitter information was false.

“At this point, we have no definitive evidence of the nationalities or identities of the perpetrators,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki at a Monday afternoon briefing.

There were about 250 foreign nationals in al Shabaab in 2011, said officials, including Arabs, European converts and ethnic Somalis who were legal citizens of the U.S. and European countries. About 50 al Shabaab fighters were U.S. passport holders, including many young Somali-Americans from Minnesota and infamous Arab-American jihadi rapper Omar Hammami.

50 – the current 20 = 30. A few were vaporized so where are the rest? There’s a good chance they are back in the U.S. thanks to Congressman Keith Ellison who worked to bring jihadis back into the U.S.

American members of al Shabaab carried out three suicide bombings in Somalia between 2008 and 2011. All were from Minnesota. The terror group recently released a 39-minute on-line video called “The Path to Paradise: From the Twin Cities to the Land of Two Migrations” memorializing three Minnesotans who had died fighting in Somalia.

Our rough estimate of U.S. passport holders in al Shabaab is now about 20,” a U.S. official said Monday. “And in terms of where they are in the hierarchy, there are some Americans who are military commanders, but they will never be emir or deputy emir.”

But the official cautioned that “these are guys we know about, guys who we have full IDs on,” and there remains a concern that there are U.S. citizens “who we didn’t track.”

Apparently none of the six named by terrorist al Shabaab are on the FBI’s radar.

Many of the U.S. fighters were recruited in American cities with large concentrations of Somalis, particularly Minneapolis-St. Paul, where as many as 90,000 Somalis live, the highest concentration outside the home country. Much of the early recruiting was done at a single mosque in Minneapolis, but officials said it was often done “peer to peer” rather than by a single recruiter.

And they still haven’t shut down the mosque nor deported those who operate it.

Illinois, Maine, Arizona Muslims among Kenyan Mall Massacre killers

According to a post by Jean-Patrick Grumberg at Dreuz.info, Muslims from Illinois, Maine, and Arizona were listed by al Shabaab along with the Muslims from Minnesota & Kansas City as being among the Islamic killers that perpetraded the Kenyan Mall Massacre.

We re-arranged the Dreuze.info list putting the Muslims that were living in America at the top of the list.

  • Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22 ans, de Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid. 24 ans de Minneapolis [Minnesota]
  • Gen Mustafe Noorudiin. 27 ans, de Kansas City. MO
  • Abdelkarem Ali Mohamed, 21 ans, d’Illinois
  • Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan 22 ans, du Maine
  • Shafie Die 25 ans, de Tucson Arizona

Others:

  • Abdirizak Mouled, 24 ans, d’Ontario Canada
  • Ahmed Nasir Shirdoon, 24 ans, de Londres GB
  • Sayid Nuh, 25 ans, de Kismayu, Somalie
  • Sa’d Daud 23 ans, Damas Syrie
  • Mohammed Bader 25 ans, d’Aleppo Syrie
  • Ismael Guled, 23 ans, Helsinky Finlande
  • Zaki Jama Caraale, 20 ans, d’Hargeisa, Somalie
  • Qasim Said Mussa, 22 ans, Garissa, Kenya
  • Eliko Mamedoff, 27 ans, Dagestan
  • Moulid Ahmed 24 ans, Gävleborgs Län, Sweden

He posted a screen shot from Twitter – the account now suspended – however the names of those living in the U.S. were not in the screen shot.

Please note that the source is al Shabaab and the Islamic principle of striking fear into the hearts of the unbelievers is in play. This has not been confirmed by U.S. authorities as of this posting.

Apparently not much has changed since this 2011 post, Somali-Americans from Minnesota Leave US to Wage Jihad, FBI Unaware.

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