It began back in 2008 and we followed the story for years—Somali youths traded the good life in America (generously supplied by your tax dollars) to go join Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Some died, some came back and were prosecuted, others are still unaccounted for. Now comes news that more Somali youths, motivated by ideology, are believed to be joining the “rebels” in Syria this time.
From MyFox9 (Hat tip: Deb):
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -
The FBI says more Somali travelers have left Minnesota, possibly to fight against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria. Investigators believe those who left Minnesota were motivated by radical ideology, not nationalism.
SOURCE: 12 MINNESOTA SOMALIS HAVE LEFT FOR SYRIA
The FBI has not specified how many people are believed to involved, but a leader in the Minnesota Somali community told Fox 9 News a dozen men have left. The FBI confirmed they have “indications” that some recently traveled overseas. Now, they are reaching out to the large Somali population in Minnesota to learn more.
One young man — a 20-year-old Somali college student — left the Twin Cities as recently as last Thursday. He sent a text message to his family from Istanbul, Turkey, to say he was heading to Syria to fight in the holy war.
RECENT SUICIDE BOMBING LINKED TO FLORIDA MAN
The request for tips comes about a week after an American from Florida died in a suicide bombing attack on Syrian government troops in the city of Iblib.
Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, is believed to be the first U.S. citizen involved in a suicide bombing in the civil war’s three-year history. His family thought he was in Jordan when he died.
It is America’s fault!
Oh, those poor “vulnerable” babies in Minneapolis!
MINNESOTA SOMALI COMMUNITY ‘VULNERABLE’
Since 2007, at least 22 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabaab in Somalia. Some have died there, and some were even praised as “Minnesota Martyrs” in an elaborate video released last year.
Some of the so-called travelers were prosecuted for their role in what the FBI has described as one of the largest efforts to recruit U.S. fighters to a foreign terrorist organization, and community activist Abdi Bihi says his community is particularly vulnerable to such efforts due to a lack of jobs, programs and feeling like outsiders.
Yeh, spend more money on “programs” that will solve the problem! These ungrateful punks would not be in a position (alive and healthy) to become “fighters” if it weren’t for all the money Americans spent on their upbringing.
Now the next question is, will they be back?
Be sure to read one of our most-read posts over the years—Why so many Somalis in Minnesota—and thank the US State Department, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and World Relief Minnesota for their good works in bringing this mess to Minnesota!