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Homegrown Terrorists Off To Jihad

They are two home grown American boys who went to school, were interested in sports, dated girls and hung around as millions of young men and women do in an effort to connect with people or events. Mohamed Hamoud Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte were getting ready to board a plane at Kennedy airport when FBI agents swooped in, arrested the pair and charged them with conspiring to engage in terrorism. The young men were bound for Somalia where they hoped to pick up with al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that kills its own people in the name of some Islamist belief in God or Prophets or something. The bust is a result of Operation Arabian Knight which infiltrated their group and has been checking out their activities for a few years. The pair had gone through physically training, saved thousands of dollars and were looking forward to an opportunity of killing fellow Muslims in their quest to destroy America.

Two sick men does not mean there are millions of others like them in America. However, it does once again reveal a sickness in this country ranging from Tea Party kooks who believe in nothing other than their own desire to make more money to Wall Street bankers whose only desire is to make gobs of money. Somewhere in the past two years President Obama has become a captive of groups rather than a voice of hope. The same thing happened during the Depression when Nazi groups marched in New York and Father Coughlin told millions of his radio listeners their economic problems were the result of Jewish bankers. A nation that hurts economically can also hurt mentally unless there are leaders.

Black Flag Of Al Shabaab In Kenya

African poverty and inept government plays out in various forms, but none so dangerous as encouraging the rise of fundamentalist forces. The Kenya government has been attempting to deal with a radical cleric, Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisel, who preaches the need for violence against the Christian world and Israel as well as the overthrow of Muslim regimes which are hostile to the fundamentalist creed. After Kenya police placed the Sheikh in jail, a crowd of young Muslim youth poured into the streets shouting for his release and waving the black flag of Al-Shabaab, the radical group which is fighting to gain power in Somalia. Police fired into the crowd which only led to more violence.

Every time the Kenya government places al-Faisal on a plane, wherever it lands that government refuses to allow him to remain and packs him back on a plane to nowhere except Kenya. Such is life when one is a radical cleric.

Jihad Center In Stockholm Funded By Swedish Government!

A youth recreation center in a Stockholm suburb has become a recruiting center for Somalia immigrant youth in order to lure them into serving with the terrorist group al-Shabaab. The center was begun by a mosque which received $70,000 from the Stockholm sports administration. The sports administration leader was shocked to learn what was happening to government money that supposedly was to encourage athletic activities. “It’s horrible. There was no suggestion of this when we had contact with the association when it was created.”However, a recruiter for al-Shabaab has been showing young people images of war victims, decapitated heads and other gruesome scenes in order to encourage Somalia immigrant youth to head back home in order to participate in the civil war. There are reports at least 20 young men were recruited and some are dead.

The wife of a man who was recruited told a newspaper reporter in reference to the center and recruiting, ” I see it as part of our religion.” One suspects Swedish citizens do not agree with that interpretation of money allocated for sports activities.