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Spencer: The Somali Pirates Are Jihadists

Of course they are. So why does our media call them ‘teenagers?’ Because “Poverty Breeds Terrorism?”

15888381                                       Teenager coastguard from Somalia

Piracy. . . Or just the Same Old Jihad?  (Pajamas Media)
According to the Qur’an, piracy in financial support of Jihad is Jihad. (Even if you already know the story of Susan Boyle, you’ll want to see the full video).

In Human Events this morning I discuss an almost completely ignored element of the Somali pirates’ identity: they’re jihadists.

This week, we celebrate the Navy SEALs’ rescue of American ship captain Richard Phillips. Their action, from the night airdrop that delivered them to the waiting warships to the split-second action in which three of the pirates were killed, was what we expect from our best special operations troops.But while we praise their skill, let’s not lose sight of who Phillips’ captors were. His Somali pirate captors are Islamic jihadists, dedicated to the same goals as Osama bin Laden and other jihadists around the world.

In August 2008, when the pirates became especially active off the Horn of Africa, Andrew Mwangura, head of the East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, declared that Al-Shabaab, a group of jihadists in Somalia, use piracy to fund their jihad: “According to our information, the money they make from piracy and ransoms goes to support al-Shabaab activities onshore.”

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Al-Qaeda to Somalis: “Increase your strikes against the crusaders at sea”

Perhaps al-Qaeda is trying to exploit Somali anger at the recent US-pirate standoff, and redirect it to the jihad? Not really: “interaction between pirate groups and Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked groups was first noticed about nine months ago.”

“Qaeda asks Somalis to attack ‘crusader’ ships,” from the Daily Times/JW

 

Glenn Beck gives Charles Johnson (Little Green Footballs) his comeuppance (or, how Queeg suddenly became inconsequential)

Backstory: Charles Johnson is not a conservative blogger. After 9/11, he joined ranks with Republicans as a convenience, because that was the right thing to do; he did some good things, most notably dissolving Dan Rather in a vat of acid (Charles got his 15-minute fame boost from that worthy episode) and he helped define the meaning of Islamofascism for many on the right.

Pirates Hijacked America

barackobamapirate-spread_the_wealthI think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” 

Pirates seize Belgian ship, while NATO forces free detained pirates due to lack of legal framework for holding them

“I’ll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places…”

“Pirates seize Belgian ship; NATO frees 20 hostages,” by Katherine Houreld and Tom Pittman for the Associated Press, April 18: (from JW)

NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates attacked two ships off the Horn of Africa on Saturday, capturing a Belgian dredger and its 10-man crew. NATO forces intervened in the other assault, chasing the pirates down and freeing 20 fisherman on a Yemeni dhow. Continued…

Piracy. . . Or just the Same Old Jihad?  (Pajamas Media)
According to the Qur’an, piracy in financial support of Jihad is Jihad. (Even if you already know the story of Susan Boyle, you’ll want to see the full video).

As pirates forced the Belgian ship to slowly head north toward Somalia, 430 miles (700 kilometers) away, a Spanish military ship, a French frigate and a French scout ship all steamed toward the area to try to intercept it.

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Can't Fight Pirates. Pirates Are People Too… You Know…

  • Besides, fighting piracy will only cause more piracy. Fighting Islamic terrorism only causes more Islamic terrorism. Fighting crime will only….
  • Great idea: lets send Hillary Clinton. We need a diplomatic solution…
  • A Brief for Whitey:

That’s ma nigga:  Al Sharpton Refers to Somali Pirates as “Volunteer Coast Guard” (you knew that was coming, right?)

“If we cannot [reach the] Somali coast, we will kill the infidel”

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The single most commonly ignored aspect of the Somali pirates’ episode is the fact that the pirates are Islamic jihadists.  Jihadi Pirates roundup: “‘3 rounds, 3 dead bodies’: Navy SEALs’ precision volley ended American’s ordeal, but piracy continues,” by Scott Wilson, Ann Scott Tyson and Stephanie McCrummen for the Washington Post (via MSNBC), via JW

Pamela has this:

JIHADI PIRATES HIJACK FOUR MORE SHIPS – ESCALATION OF ISLAMIC HOSTILITIES

Pirates: “We are Muslims. We are marines, coastguards — not pirates.”
(more Orwellian jihadspeak here) 

Expect President Hussein, the corrupt media, and the Obots to blame jihad activity on us. But this is yet another front in Islam’s war on the West. Obambi should just close his eyes and let the big boys – the Navy – handle things.

My head hurts:

Gates: No Immediate Need to Beef Up Military Attacks on Pirates

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Leftwing Blogosphere Runs with Al Jizz Theme: Somali Pirates Are Misunderstood… MSM Parrots Same Crap…

Update: there is no escape from this madness:

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CNN practicing Ismaili Muslim and Islamo agit-prop Zain Verjee tells us we “must address the root causes”- the aid we give to Somalia is “not nearly enough” and that “we have to build infrastructure to help these poor disadvantaged people” (sic) I quickly switched to FOX only to hear the same garbage from another wakademic ‘terrorism expert’… Nobody stated the obvious; that Somalia is a failed state because of Islam, that it is Islamic terrorism that drives piracy and that we have NO OBLIGATION whatsoever to reward these parasities for their attacks on international shipping.

But hey, that would make sense. We can’t have that…

* What are all those Muslims doing at CNN anyhow?  ( Hala Gorani,Octavia Nasr,  Riz Khan etc??)

Somali Shabab Al-Mujahideen Movement Spokesman Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Vows to Continue Fighting Foreign Forces in Somalia, Says Somali Pirates ‘Created by the Americans,’ Calls African Peacekeeping Forces ‘The Enemies of Allah’         MEMRI

In an interview, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, spokesman for the Shabab Al-Mujahideen in Somalia, discussed his organization’s ties with Al-Qaeda, said that the Americans and the Western countries had created the Somali pirates, and called the African peacekeeping forces “enemies of Allah.”

Leftwing Blogosphere Picks Up Al-Jazeera Theme: Somali Pirates Are Misunderstood Ecologists

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Pirates: Obama Reaches Out to 'Moderate' Pirate Community


After maintaining his silence for two days, President Obama will soon make his first public statement about the pirate attack upon an U.S.-flagged vessel off the Horn of Africa. After several inquiries and a few well-placed bribes, Exurban League has received an early transcript of the President’s remarks:

Good evening. As you know, early yesterday, Somali-based pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama, a freighter carrying relief supplies to Kenya. While we do not yet know all the details, the Alabama’s crew re-took control of the vessel and forced the pirates off the ship.

Since the pirates are still holding the captain, I have sent FBI negotiators to facilitate his safe and speedy release. I assure his friends and family that I will not stop until this man-made disaster is resolved in a peaceful, tolerant and ecologically-sound manner.
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Pirates love us for our cowardice!

Caroline B. Glick: Civilization walks the plank

Related links:

*  Islamists raid port in hunt for pirates

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*  Obama Is A Roll Of The Dice On Israel [incl. Rashid Khalidi]

In centuries past, in accordance with established international law, it was standard practice for naval captains to hang pirates after capturing them. Today, when Europe has outlawed capital punishment, when criminal defendants throughout the West are given more civil rights than their victims, and when irregular combatants picked off of battlefields or intercepted before they attack are given — at a minimum — the same rights as those accorded to legal prisoners of war, states lack the political will and moral clarity to prosecute offenders. 

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Moe's Pirate News

Indian Navy sinks pirate ‘mother ship’

November 19, 2008/Rediff News

 

In a first major offensive to neutralise the threat of sea piracy off Somalia coast, the Indian Navy has sunk a ‘mother ship’ of a group of pirates during a fierce battle in the Gulf of Aden.

 

The pro-active operation from the Navy warship INS Tabar comes a week after it saved two merchant vessels from sea pirates in the Gulf of Aden near the Horn of Africa.

The Navy said the stealth frigate, currently deployed there for anti-piracy surveillance and patrol operations, had successfully sorted out the pirates last evening 285 nautical miles south west off Salalah in Oman.

Image: Indian warship INS Tabar rescuing Jag Arnav from pirates in the Gulf of Aden on November 18. The warship was dispatched to the Gulf of Aden in October after a spate of hijackings off the coast of Somalia. 
Text & Photograph: PTI

Also read: If pirates can take a supertanker, so can Al Qaeda

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Somali pirates stare down global superpowers

Update: Somali Islamists want weapons on ship, say residents

 

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Islamist insurgents have demanded to be given some of the weapons aboard a hijacked Ukrainian ship carrying 33 tanks but the pirates holding it have refused, a local official said on Sunday.

The Islamist gunmen from the al Shabaab group opposing Somalia’s weak interim government have also received a five percent cut of the $1.5 million paid out for a Spanish ship released several months ago, a resident told Reuters.

About two weeks ago, heavily-armed pirates captured the MV Faina near Hobyo town in central Somalia and are demanding a $20 million ransom. Several U.S. navy ships are watching it to ensure none of the weapons are unloaded.

“Al Shabaab wanted some weapons from the Ukrainian ship but the pirates rejected their demands,” a local official who asked not to be named told Reuters. “Al Shabaab went away after they were rejected by the residents and the pirates. I am sure the group is not far from the area,” he said.

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Somali pirates will fight for $20 million ransom

* Yes, they  deserve their fight. And yes, they don’t deserve ‘human rights’ or asylum. Why fish them out of the water?  We should oblige them by feeding them to the sharks:

International Herald Tribune

Somali pirates say they will fight commando raid

Update: Somali Islamists tell pirates to destroy Ukrainian arms ship

The Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia: Somali pirates on a hijacked cargo ship holding battle tanks and hostages said Thursday that they were ready to battle any commando-style rescue attempt.

The warning came a day after the Somali government gave foreign powers a blank check for using force against the pirates, while U.S. warships continued to circle nearby and a Russian frigate headed toward the standoff.

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