It would be nice if we knew who was coming in and out of the country. We don’t have a clue. It is with this as a backdrop that Somali terrorists are now threatening us.
Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab has released a video calling for massive attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.
Al-Shabaab has sworn to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden and is closely tied to AQAP, the most dangerous Al-Qaeda terror group. They have long promised to go after U.S. interests.
The al-Shabaab video said the massacre in an upscale Kenyan mall in September 2013 should serve as a model.
The Mall of America in Minneapolis was specifically mentioned in this video.
Over 100,000 Somali refugees have resettled in the United States. Some of these Somali neighborhoods are highly troubled.
The U.S. is about to do the same thing again and take in thousands of Syrian refugees who cannot be vetted and for the same reason the Somalis could not be vetted – they are failed states and there is no intel to use in the vetting process. The U.S. has to take their word for it.
Al-Shabaab has vowed to rid Kenya of all Christians.
Al-Shabaab has been recruiting inside Mosques in Somali communities in places like Minneapolis, Ohio, California, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Virginia, Texas and San Diego.
Al-Shabaab is playing the same Islamic jihad record as Al Qaeda, echoing their violent message against innocents, encouraging suicide bombing.
With the death of Osama bin Laden, al-Shabaab is considered by many terror experts as the new power house in East Africa. Many of their leaders have vowed to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.
Al-Shabaab (Arabic for “the youth”) is the Somalia affiliate of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda and Anwar al-Aulaqi’s al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is actively recruiting and radicalizing dozens of Muslim-American jihadis. It is growing and they are producing the largest number of homegrown terror cases filed by the Justice Department from 2008 through 2011.
President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has said the Administration remains, quote, “…Vigilant that al-Shabaab may expand its focus from fighting to control Somalia to plotting to attack the U.S. homeland.”
On July 27, 2011, Rep. Peter King set up three hearings on Islamic radicalization in the United States despite constant pressure from the media and Islamic organizations to stop them. He was accused of being Islamophobic for merely looking into the very real problem of homegrown terrorism.
Rep. King addressed the media’s assault on his hearings during the Third Committee on Homeland Security Hearing on Radicalization, focusing on al Shabaab:
“…Finally, I note that certain elements of the politically correct media—most egregiously the vacuous ideologues at the New York Times—are shamelessly attempting to exploit the horrific tragedy in Norway to cause me to refocus these hearings away from Muslim-American radicalization.
If they had even a semblance of intellectual honesty the Times and the others would know and admit that there is no equivalency in the threat to our homeland from a deranged gunman and the international terror apparatus of al-Qaeda and its affiliates who are recruiting people in this country and have murdered thousands of Americans in their jihad attacks.
Let me make this clear to the New York Times and their acolytes in the politically correct, moral equivalency media–I will not back down from holding these hearings. I will continue to hold these hearings so long as I am the Chairman of this Committee.
Apart from all the strategic and moral reasons why these hearings are vital to our security, they are liberating and empowering to the many Muslim- Americans who have been intimidated by leaders in their own communities and are now able to come forward.
I also owe it to all the friends, neighbors, and constituents I lost on September 11th. I will not back down.”
Barack Obama and his friends in organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR are attempting to silence all criticism of radical Islam. They are the new McCarthyists.
Watch, definitely listen to 06:40:
Third Radicalization Hearing Focusing on Somalia. CAIR is mentioned at about 02:00. At about 03:15, there is a discussion about not being able to vet Somali refugees.