Two Less Al Qaeda In My Neck Of The Woods

Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. For several years now, U.S. Somali citizens have been recruited in Minnesota and have traveled to Somalia to train and fight with al Qaeda. The big problem with that is, as U.S. citizens, there’s nothing stopping these newly minted terrorists from bringing their al Qaeda training back home and carrying out terrorist attacks here, in Minnesota or elsewhere in the country. They certainly have a strong, established support base here, a close knit Somali community that isn’t particularly loyal to the United States and what it stands for.

2 Minnesota Women Convicted of Funneling Money to Terror Group in Somalia

Two Minnesota women who claimed they were helping the poor in Somalia were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group as part of what prosecutors called a “deadly pipeline” sending funds and fighters to al-Shabab.

After the verdicts, one of the women, Amina Farah Ali, told the judge through an interpreter that she was happy because she was “going to heaven no matter what,” and condemned those in authority, saying: “You will go to hell.” She was ordered into custody pending her sentencing.

Ali, 35, and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, 64, were each charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Ali also faced 12 counts of providing such support, for allegedly sending more than $8,600 to al-Shabab from September 2008 through July 2009, while Hassan faced two counts of lying to the FBI.

Both were found guilty on all counts. The terrorism-related counts each carry up to 15 years in prison, while lying to the FBI carries up to eight years. No sentencing date was set, and prosecutors said it was too early to predict what sentence they’d recommend.

See also:
Rochester women guilty of aiding Somali terror group
Jury convicts 2 Minn. women in terror case
Rochester women guilty on all 16 counts in terror-funding case
Jury Finds Rochester Women Guilty of Aiding Terrorism
Two Minnesota women convicted of aiding terrorists by ‘funnelling money to Somali terror group al-Shabab’
Two US women guilty of funding Somali terror
2 Minn. women guilty of aiding Somalian terror group
Two women found guilty of aiding terrorism
Minnesota women convicted of helping fund Somali group
Jury convicts 2 women in Somalia terror case
Terror suspect resists the rules of court and jail

Over the centuries, Minnesota has been a veritable melting pot for a plethora of immigrant groups, Germans, Hmong, Latinos, Norwegians, Swedes, you name it. Yet only the Somalis are actively involved in terrorism, why might that be, what sets the Somalis apart from all the other immigrant groups that have settled in Minnesota throughout history?

/of course the answer is easy and hardly surprising, where Islam goes, trouble follows

Another Day, Another Three Homegrown Jihadis

Of course, they’re only doing what good, devout Muslims do, promote terrorism and the global jihad. Unfortunately for them, providing material support to other Islamists, for the purpose of killing Jews and Infidels, Islamic activities sanctioned by the Koran, is against U.S. law, not that they believe they’re subject to U.S. law or anything other than Sharia.

First up, we have this lovely Jihadi couple from Ohio.

Ohio couple arrested on terror conspiracy charges

A couple were arrested Thursday on charges they conspired to provide thousands of dollars to a Mideast terrorist group, federal authorities said.

Hor Akl and his wife, Amera Akl, were taken into custody after an FBI informant provided them with $200,000 in cash, which they were preparing to hide in a vehicle that was to be shipped to Lebanon, prosecutors said.

The Akls planned to conceal up to $500,000 so the money could be given to Hezbollah on behalf of anonymous donors in the United States, a court complaint said.

The U.S. government lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and blames it for numerous attacks on Israel. Hezbollah has been trying to reinvent itself as a more conventional political movement in Lebanon.

The Akls, both 37 years old, face numerous charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum sentence of up 15 years in prison and a fine of $500,000 upon conviction.

See also:
Toledo couple arrested by feds
Lebanese-American couple charged with supporting Hezbollah
Toledo couple arrested for alleged ties to Hizballah
Two Ohio Residents Arrested for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Hizballah and Fraud
Ohio couple accused of conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to Mideast terrorist group
Pair held on terror funding charges
Affidavit in support of a Criminal Complaint against:.
HOR I. AXL
AMERA A. AKL

Not to be outdone by the Akls, say hello to this true believer, domestic Muslim terrorist from Texas.

Hempstead Man Charged With Supporting Al Qaeda

A Hempstead man is charged with supporting a terrorist organization in the Arabian Peninsula.

Barry Walter Bujol Jr., an American citizen, is accused of providing material support to Al Qaeda as well as aggravated identity theft.

Investigators say Bujol, 29, provided money, pre-paid telephone calling cards, mobile telephone SIM cards, GPS receivers, and military information about unmanned aerial vehicle operations and military weapon systems.

An investigation, started in 2009, revealed Bujol was in contact with Anwar al-Aulaqi, a known associate and propagandist for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Bujol repeatedly told an FBI informant that he wished to fight alongside Al Qaeda in a violent jihad and attempted to travel to Yemen or the Middle East according to court documents.

Bujol was arrested on May 30 when he boarded a ship with intent to deliver materials to Al Qaeda in the Middle East, investigators say.

If convicted, Bujol faces up to 15 years in prison for the supporting terrorism charge and an additional five years for the aggravated identity theft charge.

See also:
Feds: Texas man indicted for attempting to provide support to al-Qaeda
Texas Grand Jury Indicts Man Who E-Mailed al-Awlaki
U.S. Terror Suspect Arrested
U.S. indicts Texan for trying to aid Yemen al Qaeda
Texas Terror Sting: Feds Say Suspect Was in Contact With Anwar al-Awlaki
Texas: Man Accused of Aiding Al Qaeda
Houston area man charged with trying to help Al Qaeda
Indictment of Barry Walter Bujol

It goes without saying that for every one of these homegrown Muslim jihadists the FBI runs to ground, there’s probably at least a dozen more running loose, plotting murder and mayhem in the name of Allah.

/where are all the rumored “moderate Muslims”, rising up with a coherent, united voice to emphatically denounce this growing and ongoing threat to Western civilization in the name of Islam, do moderate Muslims even exist?

Obama’s Futile Adventure

This is going nowhere fast.

Obama, Abbas talk peace

President Obama received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House today with a valuable welcoming gift: a toughly-worded, categorical US demand for Israel to stop settlements in Palestinian territories.

But hours before the two men met, the Israeli government flatly rejected the demand. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said that “normal life in those communities must be allowed to continue,” meaning that some construction will continue in existing settlements.

Obama and Abbas appeared to see eye to eye, speaking of the need for increased support from Arab governments to support the peace process by showing good faith in their promise to recognize the existence of the Jewish state if Israel strikes a peace deal with Palestinians.

But nowhere was the confluence of views so striking as in the Obama administration’s position on settlements, which the president outlined directly to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week at the White House.

After meeting with Abbas, Obama told reporters he stands firmly behind “core principles” toward peace, including a two-state solution, Israel “stopping settlements,” and Palestinians preventing attacks on Israel.

“I am confident we can move this process forward,” if all sides live up to prior obligations and negotiate in good faith, the president said.

See also:
Obama holds Abbas talks
Abbas to present peace plan to Obama
Abbas plan merges ‘road map,’ Arab initiative
Abbas draws line over settlement expansions
Questions of Legitimacy Loom Over Abbas In Meeting with Obama
‘Israel won’t yield to U.S. demands, won’t halt settlement construction’

For starters, Obama keeps demanding that Israel stop settlmeent construction even after Israel has already repeatedly told him, in no uncertain terms, that that’s out of the question, not going to happen. And then, in another stab at comedy gold, Obama tells his new best buddy Mahmoud that Arab governments must promise to recognize the existence of Israel as a Jewish state. Forget the other Arab governments recognizing Israel as a Jewish state for a minute, like that’s ever going to happen, what about Abbas himself? Gee, wasn’t it just a month ago that Abbas refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state?

Abbas says won’t recognize Israel as Jewish state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Monday calls by the new right-leaning Israeli government to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, an issue emerging as a main obstacle to peacemaking.

“I do not accept it,” the Western-backed Abbas said. “It is not my job to give a description of the state. Name yourself the Hebrew Socialist Republic — it is none of my business.”

See also:
Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as ‘Jewish state’+
Abbas won’t recognize Israel as Jewish state
Fatah Official: Abbas’ Fatah Doesn’t Recognize Israel
Abbas won’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state
Abbas continues rejecting ‘Jewish state’ notion

And what about Hamas, that merry band of murdering thugs in control of the Gaza strip, designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. government, the same Hamas that indiscriminately fires rockets into Israel on a regular basis and is slated to sign a reconciliation agreement with Abbas and Fatah in July, think Hamas will ever recognize Israel’s right to exist? Well, Magic Eight Ball the Hamas Charter says no.

So, what’s the point? Why does Obama keep engaging in this fantasy charade, pretending that Fatah/Hamas are the good guys and that Israel is the obstacle to peace for daring to insist on her own survival? Does he think he can perform some type of magical Obama Kabuki dance and change the ground truth? Instead of strong arming Israel, our strongest ally in the region, why doesn’t Obama demand that the designated terrorists behave like civilized people and recognize Israel as a precondition to negotiations?

/how can Israel possibly negotiate “peace” with those sworn to her destruction?