July 27, 2009
Minneapolis Mosque at Center of al Qaeda in Somalia Terror Recruitment
Three Americans killed in Somalia fighting for al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's local affiliate. What is the one thing they had in common? The Abubakar as-Saddique Islamic Center:
"All these kids missing, they all have one thing in common: They all participated in youth programs in that mosque," said Jamal.Recruiting for violent jihad at a mosque? It's unthinkable!
Jamal and Bihi said leaders of the mosque, at the very least, allowed people to come around their facility and recruit young men to fight in Somalia -- a charge the head imam denies.