June 3, 2011, - 3:39 pm
I’ve written before about Somalian American Muslims who’ve disappeared, only to become homicide bombers for Al-Qaeda affiliate, Al-Shabaab, back in Somalia. Many, including Shirwa Ahmed were recruited by their Minneapolis-St. Paul area imam to become Islamic terrorists. The Imam/Islamic terrorist recruiter, Abdirahman Ahmed of the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center, was defended as a good guy by faux-moderate Muslim Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser. Now there’s yet another “moderate” American Muslim, Abdullahi Ahmed, who blew up the African Union on Monday, killing three. But Muslims exposed to American culture would never do such a thing, right?
Abdullahi Ahmed a/k/a Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax, Al-Qaeda Homicide Bomber From Bloomington, MN
Oh, and get this: Ahmed had two different names/identities. Shocker. As I’ve noted repeatedly on this site, when these immigrants come to this country, we have no way of knowing who they are–what their real names are, whether or not they are terrorist, and why they are coming here. We have no way of checking. They can make up a name, and we just take them at their word, which is why we often get malefactors like this terrorist coming into the U.S. legally or being born to parents who come here legally with the same ill intentions and phony identities.
A man who blew himself up in a suicide bombing in Somalia this week was a Twin Cities man under indictment for aiding terrorists, an official with that country’s U.N. mission said Thursday.
The attack in the capital of Mogadishu on Monday, which killed three African Union soldiers, was carried out by Abdullahi Ahmed, 25, of Minneapolis, according to the website of al-Shabaab, the group that claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Omar Jamal, first secretary of the Somali mission to the U.N., said the man was actually named Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax, 34, of Bloomington, who was among a group of men indicted last year for conspiracy to aid al-Shabaab, a group the U.S. State Department says engages in terrorism and is linked to al-Qaida.
“They are the same person,” Jamal said Thursday at a news conference in St. Paul. He said that for many Somali parents in the Twin Cities, the bombing raised the specter that their children would be drawn to fight overseas.
“Young kids are still lured from Minneapolis, the United States, Europe, back into harm’s way in Somalia,” he said.
U.S. officials could not or would not confirm that Ahmed and Faarax are the same. Special Agent Steve Warfield, spokesman for the FBI’s Minneapolis office, said investigators didn’t yet know the bomber’s identity.
“It’s all speculation at this point who this guy was,” he said.
Soooooo typical. We all know this is already a fact, but Famous But Incompetent is always the last to admit it.
Jamal was sure the two men were the same. He said that in Somali culture, it is not unusual to leave off the last name. Also, he said the men had the same first name, and that the apparent differences – “Abdullahi” vs. “Cabdulaahi” – stemmed from how the name is translated from its Somali spelling (which starts with a “C”) and its English spelling.
Jamal also said the discrepancy in age between the two wasn’t troubling because many Somalis don’t know the date or even year they were born. “We don’t pay much attention to the age,” he said.
Yes, and they always use these discrepancies for multiple identities in the U.S. and immigration benefits.
Before taking his post at the U.N., Jamal was director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul and was, at times, the target of criticism from some in the local Somali community who felt he did not represent their views. He said that he met Ahmed years ago and that the man drove a taxi and had been in the U.S. for about nine years.
He described Ahmed as “very, very, very religious and very committed” to his beliefs.
“We debated several times. He thought I was misguided” about Somalia, Jamal said.
He insisted he was sure Ahmed and Faarax were the same man.
“All we have is the press release, information from Somalia and Kenya and the (audio) tape,” he said. “Combine all these things together and it’s the same guy.”
Faarax is a fugitive, as are nine of the 17 other men and two women who have been charged in the exodus of young Somali men from the Twin Cities.
The FBI says each played a role in an effort to recruit, fund or help Somali-Americans to return to Africa and fight for al-Shabaab.
The Twin Cities has this country’s largest concentration Somali immigrants.
The FBI believes that 20 or more Somali-Americans left the Twin Cities to fight for al-Shabaab, which seeks to defeat a U.N.-backed transitional government set up after a coup threw the East African nation into chaos. . . .
The man federal officials call Faarax was one of 10 men named in an indictment last July that accused them of conspiracy, aiding and abetting, providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
He was identified as the driver of a car that was stopped by Nevada state troopers in October 2009. When the troopers discovered Faarax was on a terrorist watch list, they contacted the FBI, who told the troopers that unless there was evidence of illegal activity, they should allow the men to go.
Federal prosecutors claim that two days later, in San Diego, Faarax and two other men crossed the border into Mexico. Their final destination was Somalia, according to federal indictments, criminal complaints and other court filings.
The question is: how many thousands more Faaraxes are there in our midst, and when they start bombing here instead of there, what–if anything–will we do about it?
Nothing . . . just as we’ve been doing since 9/11. Nothing. And that’s why we’re doomed. America . . . Desperate But Not Serious.
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