Pirates are not the only terrorist thugs coming out of Somalia:
“There is increasing concern about what terrorists operating in Somalia might do,” a U.S. counterterrorism official said. According to other senior officials, the camps have graduated hundreds of fighters.
The FBI and intelligence officials have said that at least 20 young Somali American men have left this country for Somalia in recent years to train and fight with al-Shabab against the Somali government and occupying Ethiopian military forces. In February, a naturalized American — 27-year-old Shirwa Ahmed of Minneapolis — killed himself and many others in a suicide bombing in Somalia.
The U.S., Canadian and European fighters at the al-Shabab training camps are, for now, being used primarily as cannon fodder in Somalia’s chaotic internal wars, Philip Mudd, the No. 2 official at the FBI’s National Security Branch, told Congress last month. “We do not have a credible body of reporting right now to lead us to believe that these American recruits are being trained and instructed to come back to the United States for terrorist acts,” he said. “Yet, obviously, we remain concerned about that and watchful for it.” Source
The FBI has been poking around Minnesota High Schools and Colleges looking for more evidence of the Somali Terrorist Cells and as usual there is one group trying to stop them. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), “child” of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, sugar daddy for the terrorist group Hamas, and un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Terror trial feels that any attempt to stop terrorism in the US is wrong. Then again, maybe a group that supports homicide bombing would try to stymie an FBI terrorist investigation:
An Islamic-relations group says high schools, colleges and universities need to do more to protect the rights of Somali students.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-MN, says it’s received an increasing number of reports from students who say they have been interrogated by the FBI on Minnesota campuses.
The group says the interviews focus on allegations that Somali men have left Minnesota to go to Somalia and fight in that nation’s civil war.
According to CAIR-MN, federal agents have approached students in campus libraries or while walking to class.
The group says it received one report of a campus police officer who invited a Somali student leader to what she understood to be an outreach program. The student told CAIR-MN, the officer accompanied her to the meeting with FBI officials. She reported she did not have a lawyer present.
CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Taneeza Islam said, “Students’ legal rights need to be upheld and they aren’t currently being afforded the only true legal protection they have when talking to the law enforcement-an attorney.”
In a letter sent to area high schools, colleges and universities, CAIR-MN called on administrators to “develop initiatives that protect students’ rights and provide them with a safe environment.”