The Al-Shabaab Connection

From Gates of Vienna:


The day after last month’s explosion and fire at 514 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis, an FBI agent named Greg Boosalis reassured Minnesotans that there was no evidence of terrorist activity in connection with the devastating explosion.

I wondered at the time — and still wonder — how the FBI could be so certain less than forty-eight hours after the blast that no terrorism was involved. The immediate neighborhood of the demolished building is a known hotbed of terrorist activity, and is especially notorious for the recruitment of mujahideen and funds for the jihad being waged by al-Shabaab in Somalia.

As it turns out, the FBI was absolutely derelict in ruling out a terrorist connection with 514 Cedar Avenue South. Our Minnesota correspondent Henrietta has examined property and business license records for the city of Minneapolis, and found a clear trail leading from the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque to the destroyed building, and from there to a pair of convicted money-launderers for al-Shabaab.

The Al-Shabaab Connection
by Henrietta

A little sleuthing has revealed some interesting facts regarding the Cedar-Riverside property that exploded and burned on January 1, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Please click to continue at source:

Al Shabaab: US Forces Abort Somalia Terror Raid

Sky News:

(Video at source)

US special forces have aborted a mission to capture an al Shabaab leader in Somalia after coming under heavy attack.

Their target was Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, also known as Ahmed Godane, who claimed responsibility for last month’s Nairobi shopping mall massacre that killed at least 67 people, according to a Somali intelligence official.

A Navy Seal team staged a pre-dawn raid on a house in the southern town of Barawa after swimming ashore before the al Qaeda-linked militants rose for morning prayers.

Click to continue:

H/T DP111


UN compound in Somali capital targeted in attack

Before I post the link to this article, I just want to thank the jihadi community and their leftist apologists and comrades in arms for killing my site for a while. To be honest, I was exhausted as I tend to work really hard at this day and night and usually without enough rest or general contact with the non-tard world. So I had a great nights sleep and enjoyed some sunlight and warmth and now, well invigorated, I am ready to go again. Maybe in another few years these people can give me another night off.



UN compound in Somali capital targeted in attack© AFP

Islamist militants attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday, blasting their way into the site before opening fire on security guards.

By News Wires (text)

Islamist militants carried out their first major assault for years on a U.N. compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, dealing a blow to fragile security gains that have allowed a slow return of foreign aid workers and diplomats.

Click to continue:


Links and news – for May 15 2013

There is so much scandal and horror from the left such as Obama and Co. and Islam that the world begins to take on a kind of surreal quality. For example how Western governments have flooded our countries with people who are ideologically driven to destroy us but it is a larger crime to either point it out or defend ourselves from their horror than it is for them to perpetrate it on us. Surreal indeed.

Some links on Barrack Millhouse Obama:

1. Bombshell on the AP Scandal

2. “Chief among the revelations from today’s release of 100 Obama administration emails related to Benghazi is there was no mention of a YouTube video at any point, yet it became a central part of Ambassador Rice’s case during her appearances on Sunday morning television, Hayes said.”

3. […]Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

4. One Tea Party group responds to the IRS slanted requests


5. For the moment, no muslim-only hospitals in the US. But maybe during Barack’s 3rd term.

6. Russia:  Interior Ministry officials explained that several people were involved in preparing acts of terrorism. In addition, several parishioners took part in bandit groups in the North Caucasus. Soon afterwards, religious practices in the mosque were suspended.

7. No future for France.

8. Largest ever Dawn raid drug and theft ring in England. Many Somali gangs involved.

9.  Model youth worker lived double life as gang boss



Four jailed in Minnesota over al-Shabab recruitment

H/T Wrath of Khan


Mahamud Said Omar, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, Salah Osman Ahmed, and Omer Abdi Mohamed (file) Prosecutors said the defendants had broken both the law and the hearts of family members
Continue reading the main story

Related Stories

Four men have been given prison sentences in the US state of Minnesota in connection with the recruitment of fighters for a Somali militant group.

Abdifatah Isse, Salah Ahmed and Ahmed Mahamud were jailed for three years by a federal judge after pleading guilty to providing material support to al-Shabab, a designated terrorist group.

Omer Mohamed was given 12 years for conspiracy to provide material support.

Click to continue:

Ex-York U student may have been involved in Somalia attack

Wow between the four Ontario people and this, clearly the problem in the world is Canadians!

H/T Taffy in Canada.

Toronto Star:

Somali and Canadian security forces are probing whether a former York University student was part of a team of suicide bombers who attacked Mogadishu court.

A Somali woman runs to safety near the scene of a blast in Mogadishu April 14, 2013. Two car bombs exploded outside the law courts and gunmen stormed the building.


A Somali woman runs to safety near the scene of a blast in Mogadishu April 14, 2013. Two car bombs exploded outside the law courts and gunmen stormed the building.

By: National Security Reporter, Published on Sun Apr 14 2013

Somali and Canadian security forces are probing whether a former York University student was part of a team of suicide bombers who attacked Mogadishu on Sunday, shattering the capital’s calm and killing and injuring dozens.

Intelligence, police and government sources in Mogadishu and Ottawa told the Star that they were investigating reports that Mahad Ali Dhore was one of the nine Al Shabab militants who stormed the capital’s courthouse Sunday as part of the well-co-ordinated attack, which included a separate car bomb targeting Turkish aid workers.

Click to continue:

Fascinating recent photographs by a Russian in Somalia

H/T Magic Martin

Check out these two pages of photographs from Somalia

March 16 and March 17

A couple of samples

The Clampetts miss Hollywood and keep on drivin to Somalia


I am surprised there is no line up for those containers of green.


Now this is a pharmacy you know you can trust


Here is a doctor I would have to book years in advance to get to see…

Somali wall mural FGM advert

New Somali President to US Somalis: Come back to Africa and help rebuild “your country”

H/T BayouCoyote

Refugee Resettlement watch:

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 20, 2013

This is the most exciting news I’ve seen in a long time.  The New Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, visited Minneapolis on Friday with Omar Jamal in tow (more on him later) and asked Somalis to return to Africa!

Readers, this means that the pipeline of thousands of Somalis flowing from Africa to the US every year can now be stopped!  And, reversed!  Right!

From AP at the Edmonton Journal (emphasis mine):

MINNEAPOLIS – A day after the U.S. officially recognized Somalia’s government for the first time in two decades, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud called on Somalis living in Minnesota to help rebuild their war-torn homeland.

Mohamud spoke to about 4,000 people late Friday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Although most of his speech was in Somali, he said in English that it was, “the beginning of a new foundation.”  [Who knows what he really said because it was all translated for the gullible press by Omar Jamal—ed]

Omar Jamal, first secretary of the Somali Mission to the United Nations, said the president thanked the crowd in Somali and asked that they help rebuild the country with an emphasis on security, the economy and judicial system — either by returning to Somalia or from their homes in Minnesota. Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the U.S.   [that ‘from their homes part’ means sending money which became a problem when US banks were told by the feds to stop the practice in the wake of Minneapolis Somali ‘go to hell infidels’ trial—ed]

Click to continue:


‘The cross could not save him from the sword’: Gloating Somali Islamists post pictures on Twitter of dead French soldier who was killed trying to save hostage

H/T EDL Buck:

Daily Mail:

  • Two soldiers presumed dead after failed rescue mission in south Somalia
  • Militant group al-Shabab posted three photos on Twitter of ‘dead soldier’
  • Tweets taunted Christianity and French president Francois Hollande
  • Mission was to save French intelligence officer Denis Allex held hostage

By Sara Malm

PUBLISHED: 17:07 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:53 GMT, 14 January 2013

Somali militants with links to al-Qaeda today posted sickening photographs of what they claim is a French soldier killed in Saturday’s failed rescue mission of a fellow countryman held hostage.

Three pictures posted on Twitter show a white man wearing military pants and a blood-soaked shirt surrounded by three guns, ammunition clips and protective gear.

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab taunt the dead man’s religion in their posts writing ‘A return of the crusades, but the cross could not save him from the sword,’ and asking president Francois Hollande if it was ‘worth it’.

Gruesome: Somali militia al-Shabab tweeted this and two more pictures of what they says is a soldier killed in attempt to free a French intelligence officer held hostage by the islamist groupGruesome: Somali militia al-Shabab tweeted this picture, which we have pixilated out of decency, and two more of what they says is a soldier killed in attempt to free a French intelligence officer held hostage

The soldier was killed during a failed military raid to rescue a French intelligence officer who had been held by al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-affiliated militant group that controls much of southern Somalia, since July 2009.

Click to continue:


A Trail of Bullet Casings Leads From Africa’s Wars Back to Iran

According to people I know who have spent much time in Afghanistan, many of the problems there are fueled and even created from Tehran. It would appear that Iranian state machinery is funding and supplying many of the worlds bloody and oppressive groups and slaughters.

H/T Shabnam

From the New York Times.

<nyt_headline version=”1.0″ type=” “>

Via Conflict Armament Research

Iranian-made cartridges recovered from the northern Ivory Coast, of a type found in several African countries.

Published: January 11, 2013 142 Comments

The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias in 2006 found Kalashnikov rifle cartridges he had not seen before. The ammunition bore no factory code, suggesting that its manufacturer hoped to avoid detection.

World Twitter Logo.

Conflict Armament Research

Views of a cartridge that was traced to its manufacture in Iran, and, at bottom, the projectile contained in the cartridge.

Within two years other researchers were finding identical cartridges circulating through the ethnic violence in Darfur. Similar ammunition then turned up in 2009 in a stadium in Conakry, Guinea, where soldiers had fired on antigovernment protesters, killing more than 150.

Click to continue:

Dad’s navy: Retired sea dogs to protect shipping from Somali pirates


Published: 06 January, 2013, 22:33

Photo made on January 7, 2010 shows an armed Somali pirate (AFP Photo/Mohamed Dahir)

Photo made on January 7, 2010 shows an armed Somali pirate (AFP Photo/Mohamed Dahir)

The UK’s first private navy in almost 200 years has been set up by a group of pioneering businessmen, former marines and retired captains and soldiers to defend shipping off the coast of east Africa from the threat of pirates.

They are frustrated at the inability of the Royal Navy, NATO, the European Union Naval Task Force and other navies to guarantee security for shipping in an area of ocean the size of North America.

“They can’t do the job because they haven’t got the budget and deploying a billion-pound warship against six guys [pirates] with $500 of kit is not a very good use of the asset,” Anthony Sharp, chief executive of Typhon, the company behind the venture, told the Times.

Click to continue:

Minibus ‘hit by grenade’ in Kenya’s capital Nairobi


Residents look for survivors inside minibus wreckage, Nairobi, Kenya, 12 November 2012 Recent attacks in Nairobi and Mombasa have been blamed on Somali militants

A blast has killed at least six people on a crowded minibus passing through a suburb of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, that has a large Somali population.

A grenade was thrown into the vehicle in the Eastleigh area, police said, ripping the roof and sides off the bus.

Click to continue: