Somalia: "Mohamed is a white American"

* According to the hadith, Muhammad had a “white complexion..”

* Mohammed was a white man and had black slaves

Lawless Somalia draws influx of foreign fighters
AFP/File – Mukhtar Robow, a spokesman for Shebab militants, is pictured during a press conference in Mogadishu, …

NAIROBI (AFP) – Egged on by Osama bin Laden and drawn in byEthiopia‘s pullout, foreign jihadists have flocked to Somalia in recent months, joining forces with local fighters to turn the country into an Al-Qaeda haven.

* Al-Qaeda calls on Sudanese president to “take the path of Islam and jihad”

* Somalis in America are “very, very rude, inconsiderate, very demanding”

Atlas Shrugs:


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Somali Muslims have been disappearing off the streets, returning to Somalia to get terror training, then coming back to the States. Somalis here have been violently trying to impose Islam on the American workplace. I have been covering the disruptive dangerous jihad caused by the forced settling of Somali Muslims into small towns by the State department here.


Despite all this, the State department has stepped up its efforts to import jihad into America. And why bring in hostile forces that take American jobs away from American workers at a time when employment is approaching record highs?

Somalia now shelters an estimated 450 foreign fighters who are working with the Shebab, a home-grown hardline Islamist group that has spearheaded a bloody insurgency since 2006.

While foreign fighters wanted for links to Al-Qaeda have long used Somalia as a backyard, their numbers have swollen dramatically in 2009, experts say.

“There were maybe 100 foreigners last year but now our estimate is up to 450,” said Ismail Haji Noor, a former Somali security official who has established a secular militia bent on rooting out the Shebab and their foreign allies.

Noor said the foreign jihadists come from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and often enter the country on regular airlines from the northern semi-autonomous state of Somaliland.

Most of them are concentrated in Garowe, in the northern breakaway state of Puntland, and the southern towns of Baidoa, Merka and Kismayo.

“The risk is being taken increasingly seriously that they will look outside Somalia for their operations now,” said one Nairobi-based diplomat.

Stripped of their arch-enemy Ethiopia, which ended its two-year military occupation in January, the Shebab have revamped their organisation and moved closer to Al-Qaeda, intelligence officials said.

A 10-member “cabinet” includes several known Somali members who have trained in Afghanistan, including Mukhtar Robow who has been the group’s main spokesman.

But it is also believed to include several foreigners, from Saudi Arabia and Sudan, as well as Fazul Abdullah, a Comoran-born Al-Qaeda operative wanted over the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

“They will be targeting Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia. Western powers will focus their efforts on protecting those neighbouring countries instead of tackling the problems inside Somalia,” Noor warned.

He said Somalia’s new moderate Islamist president, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, needed to be urgently shored up if the threat was to be neutralised.

In a recent Internet audio message addressed to “the champions of Somalia”, bin Laden urged the Shebab to topple Sharif, heightening fears the group could seek to gain an Al-Qaeda “franchise” with spectacular operations.

In the meantime, the Shebab are consolidating their grip on key towns.

“Everyone here knows that many foreign fighters are among those who fought us in Bay and Bakol regions,” said Colonel Adan Abdullahi, a police officer from the Baidoa region, where clashes have killed dozens in recent months.

“A young man who talked to me said he was from Morocco but the group leader is called Mohamed and he is a white American,” a local shop owner who said his life would be in danger if his name was published told AFP.

Residents say many white men are among the newly-arrived Islamic fighters in Baidoa, a town 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Mogadishu where the country’s transitional parliament normally sits.

“These white men are heavily armed with hand grenades and machine guns. They sometimes come to the mosque and pray with us,” resident Ahmed Hasan said.

“They are more disciplined than local fighters, they look very religious, but I don’t know why they are here, there is no jihad now that the Ethiopians have left,” said 28 year-old Mohamud.

One of the pictures featuring prominently on the Shebab website’s gallery of “martyrs” is that of “Abu Horriya” (Father of freedom), a Hispanic American also known as the “Seattle Barber” who was killed in combat in 2008.

His real name is Ruben Shumpert and he was once jailed on gun and counterfeiting charges. He was also wanted for showing jihadist videos to children in his Seattle hair salon.

Washington earlier this month voiced concern that Somali youths in the diaspora were being recruited by hardline groups to fight in their homeland, notably among the large Somali community in the US city of Minneapolis.

Britain, which is also home to a large Somali community, warned in a report unveiling its counter-terrorism strategy and released earlier this week that Al-Qaeda activity could be heating up in Somalia.

2 thoughts on “Somalia: "Mohamed is a white American"”

  1. Why would Somalis be attracted to Shelbyville Tennessee & start
    causing trouble? A meat works, perhaps?

    Probably – search Shelbyville meat somali …

    Refugee Resettlement Watch
    [A man believed to be a Somali refugee is in critical condition after
    he allegedly went on a crime spree after attending a “religious
    conference” at a mosque in Shelbyville, TN. Regular readers will
    recognize Shelbyville as the site of much angst over the arrival of
    Somali refugees to that southern town ostensibly lured by
    employment at a Tyson’s meat packing plant. Residents have
    complained that the Somalis seemed unwilling to assimilate to life in

    The joys of “diversity”.

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