Minnesota: The “Jihadist Pipeline” To Somalia

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Today, it was confirmed that U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six carried out yesterday’s raid in Somalia, successfully killing the leader of the Islamic terrorist group al-Shabaab.  The Islamic militants were behind the 4-day long Kenyan Mall massacre that began on September 21st and took the lives of 69 people.  A death toll that’s still rising as they continue to dig through the rubble.

During the Nairobi massacre, it was reported that at least one of the terrorists was an American from Minnesota.  Many found this information shocking, but the Telegraph published a frightening article today revealing why it shouldn’t be surprising.  For some time, al-Shabaab has been heavily recruiting and radicalizing young Muslims in a state that is largely populated by Somali Muslims.  With 32,000 Somali-Americans, Minnesota has the largest population in the country, earning the name “Little Mogadishu.”  The FBI calls it the “Jihadist Pipeline” to Somalia.

The Telegraph reports,

Teenage boys in America’s biggest Somali community are being urged to betray the United States and join “the real Disneyland” of African jihad, in a recruitment drive by al-Shabaab.

Kenyan officials said some of the two-dozen young men who left Minnesota to join the al-Qaeda affiliate in Africa may have taken part in the Nairobi massacre.

The FBI is urgently investigating whether any gunmen came from areas such as “Little Mogadishu”, the centre of the Midwestern state’s 32,000-strong Somali-American population.

“It is our number one priority here in Minnesota,” Special Agent Kyle Loven told The Daily Telegraph. “We consider it to be a very serious threat.”

A 40-minute video released online earlier this year, titled Minnesota’s Martyrs: The Path to Paradise, promised would-be recruits a glamorous new life.

It followed three young Minnesotans – Dahir Gure, Muhammad Al Amriki and Mohamud Hassan – from their ordinary lives to Somali training camps. “If you guys only knew how much fun we have over here,” Gure told viewers at one stage. “This is the real Disneyland”.

Friends say Hassan was previously an unremarkable engineering student who spent much of his time caring for his 90-year-old grandmother.

“They are being radicalised, and that’s something we are attempting to thwart with the support of the greater Somali community, who are absolutely appalled,” said Mr Loven.

Abdirizak Bihi, a director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Centre, has worked to assist these efforts since losing his nephew, Burhan Hassan, to the recruiters. “We would never have guessed that our kids had been brainwashed and recruited,” he said.

Eight Minnesota men have been jailed in recent years as part of Operation Rhino, the FBI’s inquiry into the so-called “jihadist pipeline” to Somalia.

Recruiters from al-Shabaab are targeting disaffected young men in the “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and St Paul, which are blighted by gangs and high youth unemployment.

Scandinavian countries have created their own Muslim culture crisis with their political correctness, porous borders, and generous give-aways.  Norway has been, and continues to be, overrun by Muslim immigrants.  Since so many Scandinavians have adopted Minnesota as their new homeland, creating an “unofficial Norwegian capital” of the United States, it makes sense that it would be fertile breeding ground for the Jihadist Pipeline.

Hat tip: Archer52