At least 40 “Americans” actively waging jihad with Muslim terror group Al Shabaab

“American recruits principally come from Minnesota, there’s also a small band of recruits constantly coming from Maryland, and other states…”

All-American boys no doubt. via: African terror group Al Shabaab finds American recruits to aid jihad missions

There are at least 40 Americans – far more than previously believed – actively serving in the Islamist terror group Al Shabaab, including dozens of radicalized killers from Minnesota’s prominent Somali-American community, experts told Fox News.

Approximately 40 Americans are actively serving in the ranks of the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group responsible for dozens of attacks and hundreds of deaths in East Africa, multiple experts confirmed. The number is at least 10 times previous estimates, and underscores a grim radicalization threat that has operated largely in the shadow of ISIS’ recruiting.

“In Minnesota, you have a very large Somali-American community, so Al Shabaab is attracted to potential recruits there,” said David Ibsen, executive director of the U.S.-based Counter Extremism Project, a nonprofit co-founded by former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. “They have the ethnic, national ties, and they can feed on first-generation or immigrant individuals, feelings maybe of aloofness or being disaffected or marginalized, and can entice them to come back to their home country to have a sense of belonging.  Quite frankly, have adventure.”

Americans in Al-Shabaab fill a variety of different positions, whether it’s recruiting, leadership, commandos, suicide bombers.”

– David Ibsen, Counter Extremism Project

American recruits are mostly in Somalia and Kenya, fighting for the U.S.-designated terror group behind the September 2013 attack at the Westgate Shopping Center in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where 67 people were killed and more than 175 wounded. The group also is suspected of causing an explosion aboard a passenger jet over Somalia Tuesday which killed one and forced an emergency landing.

Omar Shafik Hammami, an Alabama-born radical who joined Al Shabaab in 2006 and adopted the nom de guerre Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, was one of the highest-profile Americans in the terrorist group before fellow fighters executed him in 2013 for what they considered his selfish pursuit of glory. Another American, Jehad Serwan Mostafa, or Anwar al-Amriki, is a commander in the terror group and is believed to specialize in the training of foreign recruits.

 

 

Minnesota: St. Paul school bans Valentine’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving

To appease Somali Muslims. Creep, creep. via St. Paul school pulls plug on marking holidays like Valentine’s, Christmas – StarTribune.com

Celebrations of Valentine’s Day and the other “dominant holidays” are ending at one St. Paul elementary school, according to a letter from the principal addressed to families.

Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School, whose student body is overwhelmingly nonwhite, explained in the letter that “my personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.”

With Valentine’s Day a little more than two weeks away, Masini noted, “I have come to the difficult decision to discontinue the celebration of the dominant holidays until we can come to a better understanding of how the dominant view will suppress someone else’s view.”

Masini said there will be no cards or treats brought to school to mark Valentine’s Day.

The letter listed the holidays that the East Side school will no longer celebrate as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Masini said the decision was made in consultation with his staff.

“One of the concerns that I have,” Masini wrote, “ … is whether or not this practice is encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening the culture of tolerance and respect for all.”

Scott Masini, principal at Bruce Vento Elementary School

Masini, who has been with the district for roughly 20 years and principal at Bruce Vento School since fall 2013, acknowledged that shelving these celebrations “will be an unpopular decision with some of you.” He said school administrators would be happy to discuss the decision with concerned parents.

“Because Saint Paul Public Schools is a diverse district that is filled with families from around the world we strive to respect all cultures and all students. We recognize that not every student celebrates or participates in some or all holidays. We have a board policy that discourages programs and festivities that celebrate observances unless they are required by law,” a statement from St. Paul schools later Thursday said.

The statement included comments from Masini: “I’m struggling with this and I don’t know what the right answer is. But, what I do know is celebrating some holidays and not others is not inclusive of all of the students we serve.”

The letter surfaced Wednesday evening on an invitation-only Facebook page titled “Supporting St. Paul Students and Teachers.” By daybreak Thursday, there were dozens of comments left on the page, which was started by parents in the district two years ago in connection with teacher contract talks.

“Very sad. All the fun is gone,” read one posting. “Totally ridiculous” and “Tired of the PC,” read two others.

It appears that attention to ethnic sensitivity has been a mission of Masini’s at the school. In May, a conservative education watchdog website posted a photo of a KKK hood that was displayed during a teacher training session. Below the image were the words: “When do you wear the hood?”

“ ‘The principal allegedly displayed the picture and asked the staff to sit in silence and reflect on it for 3 to 4 minutes,” according to EAGnews.org.

Masini’s e-mail response to the website read, “The hope was that by doing the activity … that we could change any practices at our school that were unfair to students. I also thought we were ready to take this deep dive into a difficult conversation on race, white privilege, and practices that don’t serve all students. The image that was provided to you was completely taken out of context.”

Shortly before taking over as principal at Bruce Vento School at the start of the 2013-14 school year, Masini said in a note to students, families and staff that “I am extremely passionate about continuing the work to achieve equity for all students.”

According to the latest state demographic data, the student body at Bruce Vento school is 52.3 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 35.4 percent black, 6.9 percent Hispanic, 4.3 percent white and 1 percent American Indian/Alaskan Native. More than half the students are learning English as a second language, data show.


Reactions:

via Independent Sentinel

The intolerance of Tolerance promulgated by the Totalitarian left is alive and well in our schools. One public school is doing away with Christmas – a legal national holiday, Thanksgiving – a legal national holiday, and Valentine’s Day – a really fun diversion from winter. Wait until you hear why.

A Minnesotal elementary school wants to include ethnically diverse students by excluding citizens and diminishing our culture. They are teaching the children how to not be Americans.

We have a new culture now – everyone else’s. What kind of country do they want to have, one where there is no cohesion whatsoever? There won’t be anything left for our military to protect.


via Truth Revolt

School administrators beholden to the cult of political correctness have completely gone off the rails. The latest insanity to occur in an America’s education system concerns Burce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, which has decided to ban Valentine’s Day along with other so-called “dominant holidays” (i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas) because the “dominant view” could “suppress someone else’s view.”


via Pamela Geller

While many public school districts across America have submitted to Muslim demands and agreed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and make it an official holiday, other school districts are stripping away our long-held traditions and holidays, as part of the increasingly poisonous leftist-Islamic driven agenda.

The Muslim world has long hated and banned the romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day. Now we see St. Paul is following suit.


via Todd Starnes:

It sounds to me like the St. Paul area is infected with a case of ethnic sensitivity – a diagnosis confirmed by the district spokesperson.

She explained to me that their schools include many, many cultures – students from around the world – including a very large Somali population.

That’s all well and good, but the children live in America now. They are presumably Americans. As such they and their families should be acclimating to the American way of life.

They no longer live in Somalia. They live in the United States. And in the United States we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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Minnesota: Muslims at Apple Valley High School get prayer time during school

Islamophilic puff pieces by NPR have a way of shedding light on how sharia is creeping…and how hypocritical the ACLU is.  Source: Being Muslim in Minnesota: Events stoke tension, fear among the faithful | Minnesota Public Radio News

At Apple Valley High School, south of St. Paul, Principal Stephen Degenaar said that his school’s Muslim population has gone from five to about 100 since he arrived at the district in 1994. “We may be the only school out here right now that’s doing prayer time during the day,” he said.

As word of this spread in the community, Degenaar said he got phone calls from people who asked about the practice but concluded, “Well, since our Christian kids have had the FCA club for over 25 years here, and we have an active Bible study club going on, why should we not allow the Muslim kids to have the same opportunity?”

“I feel like me missing my prayers is something that I’ll feel down about,” he said. “Five times, just to remember your Lord, the God that created you … almost an hour a day is not a lot.”

But Degenaar recently suspended prayer time for Muslim students at Apple Valley, except for Friday prayers, because some students were violating the rules. He said they were wandering the hallways and playing on their phones instead of praying.

The move upset more religious students, who said they shouldn’t be punished for the acts of a few. The principal said prayer may be brought back by the spring.

Canadian Imam Who Molested Minnesota Women Is Stripped of Refugee Status

Source: Calgary Imam Abdi Hersy, stripped of refugee status, awaits appeal decision – Calgary – CBC News

A high-profile Calgary imam appeared in federal appeal court on Tuesday morning to challenge a decision to strip him of his refugee status because of outstanding 2006 sexual assault charges in the United States.

The case has gone back and forth between the Immigration and Refugee Board and the federal appeal court. The board revoked Hersy’s protected status in Canada and he appealed.

Abdi Hersy was accused of sexually assaulting two female patients while he was working in 2006 as a respiratory therapist in Minnesota.

Raj Sharma, the lawyer for Abdi Hersy, essentially made the same arguments he’d made in previous court appearances. Sharma reiterated the allegations against Hersy are unproven and his client’s life would be at risk if he was deported back to Somalia.

The prosecution argues Hersy misrepresented himself, and did not try to deal with the charges until it became obvious that it would affect his refugee status in Canada.

Hersy lost his job and soon after his licence to practice in the U.S. once the reports surfaced. He then crossed the border into Canada, and was given protection as a Somalian refugee in 2008.

Federal Judge James Russell has not indicated when he will make his final decision. He could let the refugee board ruling stand or he could order yet another review.


As we noted in 2015, Calgary imam wanted in U.S. on multiple sex assault charges

Two female patients allege Hersy fondled them while they were recovering from medical procedures.

“I remember that they were very devastated,” said Det. Jeffrey Zerwas, who investigated the case for the Woodbury police.

He said the first woman came forward in July 2006.

“She struggled with it for a while, and the more she thought about it, she felt she had to say something ’cause she didn’t want this to happen to anybody else.”

The second woman who came forward said Hersy fondled her under her gown, telling her it was part of a medical procedure, and said he “wanted to have sex with her,” according to documents obtained from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

After doing its own investigation, the board pulled Hersy’s licence.

“To permanently revoke a licence is a very significant action. It does not happen often and it speaks to the nature of these allegations,” said Ruth Martinez, the medical board’s executive director.

Hersy lost his job at the Woodbury hospital where he was working. Not long after, he crossed the border into Canada. Det. Zerwas said he tried to track Hersy down.

“He knew I was looking for him after the second incident. I did receive a voicemail from Mr. Hersy saying that he now lives in Canada and that if I had anything I wanted to talk to him about, I would need to contact his lawyer.”

The Woodbury police laid criminal sexual conduct charges against Hersy in absentia and issued a warrant for his arrest. Around the same time, Hersy was in Canada applying for refugee status.


He also preaches jihad…when dawah fails, via Canadian Imam: jihad is permissible when authorities ban spreading Islam:

Abdi Hersy is an Imam at Abu Bakr Musallah in Calgary, Alberta and a prominent voice in Calgary’s Somali community.

Abdi Hersy thinks that the best course for Muslims in Canada is doing Dawah, meaning propagating and spreading Islam by spurring Muslims to practice Islam and by introducing Islam to unbelievers in an effort to convince them to convert to Islam.

“Focus on the Dawah, we are at that stage, Allah Willing, when it comes to the jihad time and we see the real opportunity and a real legitimate jihad then we all join including myself. But now, hold your horses, take it easy.”

Minnesota: Family of 3 Found Dead – “allah akbar” and “Submit to Allah” Messages Found

“Despite the grisly scene, investigators concluded within two hours that David Crowley was the one who pulled the trigger…”

With no apparent evidence, the police quickly determined the messages had nothing to do with Islam. In fact, investigators think they were a jab at his wife’s Islamic past.

Police released this photo of a spiral notebook found in an office in the Crowley home, open to a page with dried blood on it and the handwritten words, "Submit to Allah NOW." Photo courtesy of the Apple Valley Police Department.

Source: Apple Valley police: Filmmaker left message in wife’s blood before 3 found dead – TwinCities.com

David Crowley was a screenwriter and aspiring filmmaker working on his first independent film.

Komel Crowley was a registered dietitian who, like her husband, mostly worked from their Apple Valley home.

Together, they were raising their 5-year-old daughter, Raniya — a bright kindergartner who rarely missed a day of school.

But that illusion vanished a year ago, when all three were found fatally shot Jan. 17 in the living room of their rambler in what investigators immediately said pointed to an apparent murder-suicide three weeks earlier.

Police found an Arabic phrase, written in blood, on a living-room wall.

They also found a spiral-bound notebook open to a page with dried blood on it with the words, “Submit to Allah NOW.”

“What it all adds up to is this was a guy who snapped,” Apple Valley Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel said. “To cross that line, to go to that level of violence — and this is domestic violence, make no ifs ands or buts about it … I mean, you take the lives of your daughter and your wife and besides that you’re writing things on the wall in blood. Nobody thinks to do that unless they’re really of a deranged mind at that point.”

Apple Valley police recently closed the case, which included a year-long examination by the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Task Force into 16 hard drives found in the home in the 1000 block of Ramsdell Drive.

A copy of the 94-page police file released to the Pioneer Press sheds light on the mind-set of David Crowley before police say the Owatonna, Minn., native killed his wife and daughter execution-style and then ended his own life with a bullet to the front of his head.

Despite the grisly scene, investigators concluded within two hours that David Crowley was the one who pulled the trigger of the .40-caliber Springfield handgun, found next to his body.

Six days later, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office confirmed that the deaths of Komel, 28, and Raniya were homicides, while Crowley, 29, died of suicide.

Each died of a single gunshot wound to the head around Dec. 26, 2014, and the medical examiner’s office did not find marks or injuries on the bodies suggesting physical struggle before their deaths.

Police couldn’t tell how long Crowley was alive as his wife and daughter lay dead and before he turned the gun on himself, according to reports in the case file.

In the living room where their bodies lay, Crowley scrawled on a wall in his wife’s blood the Arabic phrase, “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is greatest.”

Investigators believe the words were Crowley’s “last little shot by him, a sarcastic thing aimed at (Komel’s) Muslim past,” Rechtzigel said.

Komel Crowley was raised Muslim in Pakistan and converted to Christianity when she married David Crowley; they met while he was stationed in the Army in Texas in 2008.


What led investigators to believe that? Nothing that they’ve revealed. She converted from Islam and married him, why would he ridicule her for that?

Maybe Crowley converted to Islam. After all, he did write, “Submit to Allah Now” in his notebook. Or perhaps someone who knew that Komel converted to Christianity doled out the Islamic punishment.

The official story – already a year old – simply doesn’t make any sense and the media won’t bother digging any deeper.

 

 

Muslim Invasion in Minneapolis (video)

The moment a citizen wakes up to the Islamization of America.

This is Obama’s “hope and change”. They are flooding the country and bringing with them their beliefs and culture.

Terror Recruitment Video Highlights Dead Minnesota Muslims, Targets Blacks

Source: Terror Recruitment Video Highlights ‘Minnesota Martyrs’ « CBS Minnesota

A new video, aimed at recruiting jihad fighters, highlights Minnesotans who have left to fight with terrorists.

Al-Shabaab released the 50-minute video Friday which was similar to past propaganda videos, featuring high-quality graphics and video editing to glorify fighting overseas.

It also attempts to use American history to justify the terror group’s actions, arguing the country’s history of racism will lead to more discrimination in the near future.

Less than 15 minutes in, the video highlights local men nicknamed the “Minnesota Martyrs,” who died while fighting overseas.

“In the face of the global crusade against Islam, these young men could not afford to sit and watch as the American crusaders perpetrated the most hideous atrocities across the globe,” the video’s narrator said.

The FBI says more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have already been lured to training camps overseas, mostly in Somalia.


Yet the mosques in Minnesota and elsewhere operate with impunity, the imams keep preaching jihad, mosque members keep recruiting and paying for Muslims to go wage jihad and the Muslim congressman from Minnesota does nothing. Worse, he provides cover for Muslim terrorists.

Donald Trump Isn’t In Any ISIS Recruitment Videos, But Bill Clinton Is [VIDEO]

Can We Start Calling Her ‘Al Shabaab Media Advisor Hillary Clinton’?

Remember When Bin Laden Quoted Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky?

Media Jihad: News orgs report SOLELY on Trump mention in terror recruitment video, but CENSORS that Hillary Clinton is in it TOO

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