July 2, 2009, - 11:10 am

But Wait, American Muslims Are Supposed to be “Moderates”: 20 Minnesota Muslims Indicted for Al-Qaeda Terrorism (J-No Says “No Threat”)

By Debbie Schlussel
For years, we’ve been fed the canard that American Muslims are different from their fellow co-religionists who flew the planes into buildings and murdered 3,000 Americans. We were told that American Muslims are “moderate,” that these Hezbollah/HAMAS-supporting U.S. citizens and residents were different because they are “educated,” “have better economic opportunities,” blah, blah, blah.
Those of us in the know always knew and have been saying for years that this is utter BS. And the latest “achievement” of our moderate fellow Americans from the “Religion of Peace” is that 20 of them have been indicted for Al-Qaeda activity.

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Al-Shabaab Al-Qaeda Terrorists: They’re Here

(Photo From Bill Warner)
As readers know, I’ve written a ton about Minneapolis- and Seattle-area Muslims of Somalian descent, their involvement in violence against Americans and terrorism back in Somalia. Most notable is the case I’ve repeatedly written about–that of Shirwa Ahmed (more here), who left Minneapolis to become a homicide bomber terrorist. But there are also cases of kidnapping, forced prostitution, gang rape and shootings, and Americans are the victims of those crimes.

A federal grand jury has indicted a group of Somali-Americans on terror-related charges after more than 20 young men from the Minneapolis area were recruited to join an Al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia, according to two law enforcement sources.
The indictments have yet to be unsealed, but an announcement is expected in the next few weeks. . . . The grand jury already has handed up indictments against at least three people.
Among those charged is a man from Minneapolis who went to war-torn Somalia and then, about four months ago, relocated to Seattle, according to the two sources and a leader in the Minneapolis Somali community. The man was then arrested in a Seattle airport and transferred to a jail in Minneapolis, where he is currently being detained, according to the law enforcement sources.
The law enforcement sources said the man, described as in his 20s, has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group, in this case al-Shabaab, which has been warring with the moderate Somali government since 2006.
Omar Jamal, the executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul, Minn., identified the man as 21-year-old Abdifatah Ise. . . .
For much of the past year the FBI has been looking into how dozens of young, Somali-American men were recruited to train and possibly fight alongside al-Shabaab in anarchy-stricken Somalia. The investigation has centered around Minneapolis, where a grand jury has been hearing testimony from witnesses for several months, but the investigation has also been active in Seattle; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati; Boston; and San Diego. . . .
“Several” recruits had returned to the United States, but counterterrorism officials have repeatedly said there is no intelligence indicating that any such recruits are planning attacks within the country

Terrific. They know these murderous terrorists are here, but it’s A-OK because “there’s no indication they’d attack Americans.” Incredible. They could have said the same thing about Mohammed Atta ten years ago. And don’t forget that these Somalian Muslims have already been involved in multiple cases of rape, kidnapping, and forced prostitution, as well as killings on our soil, against Americans.
And, of course, The Lesbionic Woman takes this same absurd view.
“[Their] primary focus obviously is not on the homeland, it’s abroad,” Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said during a briefing with reporters last week.
And she knows this because . . . ? I repeat, these Somalian Muslims have already been involved in multiple cases of rape, kidnapping, and forced prostitution, as well as shootings on our soil, against Americans.

According to Osman Ahmed, whose 17-year-old nephew was one of those to go to Somalia late last year, at least a dozen people have testified before the Minneapolis grand jury in the past few weeks alone, including officials from the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center in St. Paul.
One law enforcement source said that shows “major progress” in the investigation, since the Abubakar mosque has been a focal point for investigators from the beginning.
Many of the men recruited to join al-Shabaab attended the Abubakar mosque, and several mosque officials, including director Farhan Hurre, could face indictment, one source said.

Ah, the same mosque that faux-moderate Muslim Dr. Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser, star of “The Third Jihad,” claimed is not responsible for a gazillion boys being recruited for terrorism there, and shouldn’t be blamed. The imam of the mosque is on the no fly list “just ‘cuz”?
Bill Warner has more on the indicted American Muslims, including names, pictures, and details.
Like I said, more “peaceful,” “moderate” activity from American Muslims. Ah, the “Religion of Peace.”

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8 Responses

Just curious.
Is there any reason the government can’t treat Islamofacists like they do organized crime under the RICO laws?

i_am_me on July 2, 2009 at 11:56 am

What’ll it take for the government to finally open a great big penal colony to contain these death cultists? Some place really cold. Somewhere like around Minot North Dakota. I’d say Alaska but there’s Alaska all by itself up there. We’d need some good security that could be provided in the continental U.S.
Give them what they should be given. Misery and starvation. Just like Somalia.

samurai on July 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Because our president is such a dumb@ss I know that it won’t be IF but WHEN they try to carry out a major attack and kill as many americans as possible. Is stupidity inheriant with being a dem? Deb, are there some dems somewhere who get it? Most of the dems I know of who are in high public office don’t have a blooming clue. We’re going to get attacked and they will turn around and blame Republicans for the attack. And speaking of Janet, what kind of Govornor refuses to help the Postal Inspectors to really hammer a guy in her state who buys child porn? You would have to be dumber then a box of rocks to do that, but Janet did exactly that as Gov. of Arizona. Republicans reward success and democrats reward failure.
[N: SORRY, BUT BUSH PANDERED TO THESE PEOPLE FOR 8 YEARS. WHEN HE HAD AMERICA ON HIS SIDE RIGHT AFTER 9/11, HE KOWTOWED TO MUSLIMS AND CONTINUED TO DO SO. THERE IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE IN THE PANDERING TO MUSLIMS HERE. CHERTOFF DID AND SAID EXACTLY THE SAME KIND OF STUFF. DS]

Navynate on July 2, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Every other group of immigrants has successfully internalized American values and become American. Muslim immigrants remain the exception to the rule and its in large part because American politicians pandering to them allow them to live apart from the American mainstream. That’s why American Muslims are extremist and radical like their European counterparts. The French are waking up and trying to get the Muslims to adopt French values but it looks like a case of too little, too late. We haven’t even gotten started with integrating Muslims into American life.
America: desperate but not serious about Islam eight years after 9/11.

NormanF on July 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

[NormanF:Every other group of immigrants has successfully internalized American values and become American. Muslim immigrants remain the exception to the rule …]
What makes the behavior of American politicians especially negligent in this regard is that we already know from the European example exactly what will happen.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

i_am_me on July 2, 2009 at 1:56 pm

This is what happens when you import savages and barbarism into the U.S.
You get more savages and barbarism.

Thee_Bruno on July 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I_am – yes, we do. Debbie has warned us so many times its like she’s crying into the wind. No one seems to be listening. How many people are going to have to die before people wake the heck up? No, 9/11 didn’t drive home the truth – and neither did the bloodbath last year in Mumbai – about Islam.

NormanF on July 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Wanna hear something crazy and stupid. Recently in San Diego where there is a Somali population, I saw a couple of Somalis were the Pittsburgh Pirates hat. It didn’t strike me what it meant until I though about it. Yeah, Pirates, get it? Sheesh, as if these guys have any sense of loyalty to America. Now if you are a Somali it is the hip solidarity thing to do.

californiascreaming on July 3, 2009 at 1:52 am

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