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News is jumbled (on purpose?) in the Denver Somali cyanide death

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 16, 2008

Update August 28th:   Guess you have noticed this story is being buried, but according to this report one radio talk show host in Denver hasn’t let it go.

‘Jumbled’ is the word used in a headline at the Denver Post on the updated story Friday in the Somali cyanide death.  Our first report is here.   But, who is doing the jumbling and why?   Sure looks like we have a Somali Jesse Jackson mucking around.  Before I tell you who that is, here is what we know.

* A Canadian Somali with no known connection to Denver is found dead in a hotel room with a jar of cyanide, enough to kill hundreds according to reports.

* The Denver police are falling all over themselves to say that the investigation is on-going but they have no reason to suspect terrorism.  This from a new story by Fox News (Hat tip:  Jerry Gordon).

“We don’t think it’s any act of terrorism,” Sonny Jackson [LOL! not the Jackson I had in mind!], a spokesman for the Denver Police Department, told FOXNews.com. “We have no reason to believe it was. Nobody knows what was in this gentleman’s mind.”

* But…..the Denver Police have no explanation for how or why the feds are involved:

Jackson declined to elaborate on why the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force got involved in the case.

* The Democratic National Convention opens on Tuesday in Denver.   (Here is a thought, how bad would America look in the eyes of the Muslim world if something should happen to BHO and his friends?]

* According to family members Saleman Abdirahman Dirie had psychological problems but was taking his medicine and seemed fine.

Now, here is what jumped out at me from this “jumbled” story.  Why the heck is the head of the Somali Justice Center of St. Paul, MN involved in all this?   Note in these two stories here and here, that Omar Jamal is manipulating the news.  He doesn’t know Diri, a Canadian, but is yakking it up with Diri’s family and being quoted authoritatively that Diri was not involved in terrorism, that he was just a schizo, and the lazy mainstream media reporters eat it up!

An advocacy group for Somali immigrants cautioned against linking Dirie to terrorism. [note: Fox News doesn't name Jamal, but the other links I provided above do.]

The Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul, Minn., said Thursday that connecting Dirie’s death to terrorism “is a rush to judgment.”

So why am I calling Omar Jamal the Somali Jesse Jackson?    I’ve only been writing this blog for a year and his name has come up twice already.  First he defended the Somali hallway rapist in this story and more recently was involved in “helping” the police to sort out the Somali gangs in the Minneapolis area here.    He is a busy guy, busy getting in the news (and jumbling it?).

And, for all you lapdog reporters who are quoting him as an authority, did you ever do a little googling?  In 2003 he was arrested on charges he lied to get into the US and was facing prison or deportation. 

The federal government has charged Minnesota Somali activist Omar Jamal with violating immigration rules. The Homeland Security Agency has detained him in the Washington County jail. Jamal also faces criminal charges for the same allegations — that he lied to the government to get into the country. Jamal could face deportation or prison, depending on the outcome of the government’s case against him.

I wonder how he is walking free to be an authority on all things Somali and be the go-to guy for the mainstream media?   Does anyone know?

Update within minutes, thanks to Rebecca!  He was convicted here, but he is still a free man.

Update:  Another reader reports that Jamal is the uncle to a Canadian Somali indicted for giving material support to Al-Queda in 2003 here.

More on Jamal:  LOL!  Authors Brown and Coon writing at Frontpage Magazine in 2003 called him the “Al Sharpton of the Twin Cities’ Somali community” here.  Great minds think alike!

P.S. to our Tennessee readers, note that Omar (Jesse Jackson) Jamal was first in Memphis.

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22 Responses to “News is jumbled (on purpose?) in the Denver Somali cyanide death”

  1. [...] story, the AP uses the ubiquitous Omar Jamal as a source.  Longtime readers know I call Jamal the Somali Jesse Jackson!  We have dozens of posts on the man convicted in Tennessee years ago of immigration fraud charges [...]

  2. [...] our northern border.  One of the most interesting cases—now swept under the rug—was the case of the Canadian Somali who died in a Denver hotel room with enough cyanide to kill hundreds just before the 2008 [...]

  3. [...] mainstream media turns to our old buddy, previously convicted of immigration fraud, Omar Jamal (the Somali Jesse Jackson, I call him) for a [...]

  4. [...] cyanide to kill hundreds in advance of the Democratic National Convention in 2008.  He helped spin the story that the guy was mentally impaired after calling the family he said he knew in [...]

  5. [...] many issues I can’t name them all.  He dashed off to NYC to defend the Somali pirate, he was right there in Denver talking to the authorities about the Canadian Somali who was found dead in a hotel room with enough [...]

  6. [...] by acorcoran on November 17, 2009 The guy I have been calling the Somali Jesse Jackson, the same guy who was indicted on immigration fraud charges but never deported, the same guy who [...]

  7. [...] was shot in the head by his buddies, al Shabaab.  But, no matter, Somalis in Minnesota headed by Omar ‘Jesse Jackson’ Jamal are “frustrated” and insisting the US investigate and bring home the body for [...]

  8. [...] Oh, Omar Jamal mentioned in this story, he’s definitely one to watch. In fact, he shouldn’t even be in the United States, but some how he wiggled his way out of being charged with filing false INS documents to enter the U.S. Could Congressman Keith Ellison, first Muslim elected to Congress have helped him out of that predicament? Jamal has also defended Somali rapists, defended the Somali pirate who kidnapped Americans (his three jihadi pals were shot by U.S. snipers), and was involved in the Somali cyanide death case. [...]

  9. [...] that Minneapolis Somali Justice Center head honcho, Omar Jamal, was a relative of Warsame here.   We have written extensively about how Jamal, who had been convicted of immigration fraud and [...]

  10. [...] he was only defending Somali rapists, then he hit the big time when he got into the middle of the Somali cyanide death case in Denver last summer.  I called him the Somali Jesse Jackson!    In that case, the M.O. was the [...]

  11. [...] Convention.  He had enough cyanide to kill hundreds.  Omar Jamal jumped in to control the news!  Here is what I said in [...]

  12. [...] is our original report on this evil, cold-blooded Muslim killer, Ahmed.  More on Jamal here. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Times have changed…My latest phone [...]

  13. [...] is our original report on this evil, cold-blooded Muslim killer, Ahmed.  More on Jamal here. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Times have changed…My latest phone [...]

  14. Hannon said

    If they won’t deport the likes of this guy, they won’t deport anyone. Is deportation strictly political? I thought it was a legal matter,

  15. [...] Jamal whom I called the Somali Jesse Jackson when we first encountered him with his nose in the Denver Somali Cyanide death last summer, is busy organizing the bereft moms and [...]

  16. [...] Jamal, the Somali ‘community organizer’ who we have written about on several previous occasions seems to be at the center of the whole mess.   Jamal had been [...]

  17. [...] to figure out which side is the side of the good guys mostly because Omar Jamal (check back to the Somali Cyanide Death post to learn more) is in the thick of [...]

  18. [...] This is Part II of the series from a publication of the University of Minnesota in which an explanation for Somali gang/clan violence in Minneapolis is sought. (See Part I here.)   I’ve heard of all sorts of negative consequences of the federally mandated ‘no child left behind’ program but this is the first time ethnic gang violence is being blamed on it (that I know of!).     And, look who is supporting the notion—Omar ‘Jesse Jackson’ Jamal. [...]

  19. [...] we have Omar (Jesse Jackson) Jamal with his nose in the issue.   See this post about how Jamal is involved in things beyond Minneapolis and interjected himself into the Somali [...]

  20. [...] is now on trial for planning to kill soldiers at the US Army base.  Oh, and then there was that Somali guy found dead in nearby Denver with the jar of cyanide (or was it nothing to have enough cyanide on vacation to [...]

  21. [...] Posts News is jumbled (on purpose?) in the Denver Somali cyanide deathRefugee Resettlement Fact SheetsDNA tests on African refugee applicants show false claimsYour State [...]

  22. [...] News is jumbled (on purpose?) in the Denver Somali cyanide death [...]

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