February 04, 2016
Somali Jet Suicide Bombing Works Perfectly
Or 100% Proof Allah Hates al-Shabaab
So perfectly in fact that it must be the will of Allah that only the terrorist died and every other person on board survived.
A wheelchair bound suicide bomber may have been responsible for the explosion which tore a hole in the side of a jet in Somalia, investigators have said.So who's side ya think Allah is on? It appears not al-Shabaab's side at all.
They said the suspected terrorist, thought to be part of the Al-Shabaab Islamist group, may have faked a disability to bypass security checks at Mogadishu airport.
The suspected bomber is also thought to be the man who was sucked out of the plane after blowing a hole in the fuselage, shortly after the plane filled with more than 70 passengers took off from the Somali capital.
The man who fell from the plane has been named by local officials as Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, 55, from Somaliland, but they did not confirm if he was the suicide bomber.
February 02, 2016
Sandcrawler PSA: If Your Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Somalia
It really is an emergency doubleclutch.
January 12, 2016
Cornhole Watch: African Talib Maalik Alim Jones
Dept of Justice presser. follows
Maalik Alim Jones, 31, of Maryland, was indicted based on his alleged support of al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization based in Somalia that is allied with al Qaeda. Jones, a U.S. citizen, was presented before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas of the Southern District of New York on Dec. 19, 2015, pursuant to a criminal complaint.
The charges were announced today by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York, Assistant Director in Charge Diego Rodriguez of the FBI’s New York Field Office and Commissioner William J. Bratton of the New York City Police Department.
“Maalik Alim Jones was charged with providing material support to al Shabaab and receiving training from the terrorist organization,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin. “The National Security Division’s highest priority is counterterrorism and we will continue to hold accountable those who seek to provide material support to terrorists.”
“As alleged, Maalik Alim Jones traveled to Somalia, received military training from al Shabaab, and took up arms as a terrorist fighter with an organization that has declared the United States a target,” said U.S. Attorney Bharara. “Now, as ever, we are determined to protect the people of this country from the murderous designs of terrorist organizations. Having allegedly sworn allegiance to al Shabaab, a terrorist organization bent on destroying America, Maalik Jones will now face American justice in a Manhattan federal court.”
“This case highlights the international nature of terrorism and the criminal actions taken in pursuit of attacks against others,” said Assistant Director in Charge Rodriguez. “As alleged herein, Maalik Alim Jones, from Maryland, joined a terrorist organization in Somalia, traveled from New York to Kenya, through Morocco and the UAE, where he was trained to kill and destroy communities. Recently he was caught trying to get to Yemen. We applaud the thorough investigation by the agents and task force officers on FBI’s JTTF, who were able to identify his activities, stop his plans, and bring him here to face the U.S. justice system.”
“As alleged, Jones traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al Shabaab, learning to fire an AK-47 and rocket propelled grenade,” said Commissioner Bratton. “He then used this training to attack the Kenyan government, fighting on behalf of this terrorist organization. The work by detectives and agents of the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force should be commended, and the prosecutors of the Southern District of New York whose efforts led to this indictment.”
According to the allegations in the indictment and the complaint, which was unsealed today:
In or about July 2011, Jones traveled via commercial aircraft from New York to Kenya, with stopovers in Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. After arriving in Kenya, Jones traveled by land from Kenya to Somalia where he trained, worked and fought with al Shabaab in Somalia. Among other things, Jones received military training at an al Shabaab training camp, where he learned to operate an AK-47 assault rifle and rocket-propelled grenades. Jones also became a member of al Shabaab’s specialized fighting force, Jaysh Ayman, and participated in combat against soldiers of the Kenyan government on behalf of al Shabaab.
Jones has appeared with other al Shabaab fighters in at least two videos that were recovered from an al Shabaab fighter. In one of the videos, Jones possessed a firearm, and is seen with several al Shabaab fighters who, on June 14, 2015, participated in an attack on a Kenyan Defense Force base in Lamu County, Kenya, during which two Kenyan soldiers were killed.
Jones is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to al Shabaab; providing, and attempting to provide, material support to al Shabaab; conspiracy to receive military-type training from al Shabaab; receipt of military-type training from al Shabaab; and possessing, carrying and using firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence. If convicted, Jones faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment on the charges. In addition, the firearms offense carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment. The minimum and maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for information purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant would be determined by the court.
The charges contained in the complaint are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Assistant Attorney General Carlin joined U.S. Attorney Bharara in praising the investigative work of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs also provided significant assistance.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sean S. Buckley and Andrew J. DeFilippis of the Southern District of New York and Trial Attorney Josh Parecki of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.
April 02, 2015
al-Shabaab Attacks University in Kenya Taking Christians Hostage (Update: Report 600 hostages) (Update II Bumped 147 Dead)
The Somali model Obama says.... just recently the story was how much better the situation with the African Taliban was. Apparently al-Shabaab heard that too and decided it was time to make trouble.
Gunmen stormed dormitories at Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya on Thursday, shooting indiscriminately, killing and wounding scores of people, and taking Christian hostages, according to news reports.Update:
A mortuary attendant told the Associated Press that at least 15 people were killed and at least 60 others were injured in the predawn attack on the campus, about 90 miles west of the border with Somalia.
“If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot,” Collins Wetangula, a student who was in a dormitory when gunmen burst in, opening doors and asking if students were Muslim or Christian, according to the AP. “With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die.”
Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said 533 students are being held hostage and 282 have been rescued. The total number of students at the school is 815. Sixty staff members, including the principal, are also being held.Update II The death toll is now 147.
Police Inspector-General Joseph Boinett said there was a shootout between the attackers and police officers. "We have the reports that the attackers shot aimlessly while inside the university compound," he said.
Kenyan agency: 147 dead, plans underway to evacuate students and othersA cold blooded massacre of Christians.
March 30, 2015
Ministry of Irony: Somalia Pretty Safe
March 27th Somalia, its totally not unsafe. The African Taliban are alsmost totally peaceful now.
Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering SomaliaMarch 28th:
And she didn't want her relatives in North America to worry. "When I was posting these pictures, it was just to let my family back in Toronto know that, hey, I'm safe. It's not, you know, all bad. It's not all blood and gore," she told Morning Edition's Renee Montagne.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 28 (UPI) -- Somali soldiers brought an end Saturday to a siege by al-Shabab militants of a Mogadishu hotel frequented by foreigners and government officials, according to multiple reports.I think maybe the safety needs to simmer a bit longer, needs more salt.
At least 14 people -- including the Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Yusuf Baribari -- were killed in the ordeal, which began Friday when a group of armed men exited a car outside of the Maka al-Mukarama hotel and stormed the building after the vehicle exploded.
The 12-hour siege, which reportedly wounded 28 others, ended Saturday when U.S.-trained Somali special forces stormed the building. Journalists reported seeing bodies of militants and soldiers at the scene, and some diplomats jumped from windows to escape death. One such person told Al Jazeera that the militants were killing people indiscriminately.
March 20, 2015
Boko Haram Leaves Captured Slaves Forced to Mary Them Behind as They Retreated
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Dozens of Nigerian women who were forced to marry Boko Haram fighters were reportedly slaughtered by their "husbands" before a battle with troops in the northeast town of Bama, multiple witnesses said Thursday.
January 09, 2015
Meanwhile in Nigeria
Those who fled reported that they had been unable to bury the dead, and corpses littered the town's streets, he said.
Boko Haram was now in control of Baga and 16 neighbouring towns after the military retreated, Mr Bukar said.
While he raised fears that some 2,000 had been killed in the raids, other reports put the number in the hundreds.
Mr Lawan, the senator for northern Borno, called on government troops to stop "dilly-dallying" and to fight back to protect residents.
"The indiscriminate killings went on and on and on," he told BBC Focus on Africa.
Boko Haram's offensive continued on Thursday, with its fighters setting up checkpoints and killing people who were hiding in the bush, the senator said.
December 30, 2014
A Second al-Shabaab Leader Surrenders It Took A Bit More Encouragement
SuperDrone is very convincing.
A leader of the Somali militant group al Shabaab was killed by a U.S. air strike in Somalia, U.S. and Somali officials said on Tuesday.When interviewed by this reporter the reason for his surrender he said, "I'm dead Jim!"
The victim, identified as Abdishakur and also known as Tahliil, was the head of Amniyat, a unit blamed for suicide attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency said in a statement.
The U.S. Defense Department said on Monday it had launched an air strike in Somalia that targeted a senior al Shabaab leader.
Two U.S. officials familiar with the matter confirmed that Abdishakur was the target of the U.S. air strike, and one said Abdishakur was killed in the attack.
December 28, 2014
Shabaab "Intelligence" Chief Surrenders
Shabaab "Intelligence Chief" surrendered to Somali authorities as reported by the associated press on December 27th.Zakariah Ismail Ahmed Herai Was featured faceless on the rewards for just page from the state department for acts of terrorism.
Using any shabaab members name in the same sentence as the word intelligence should be a crime on it's own. Let's be clear these guys eat worms and hyenas and kill anyone who doesn't appear to be Muslim as well as fellow Muslims also.
December 18, 2014
Tinyish Minority of African Muslims Take 185 Women and Children Hostage in Yet Another Isolated Incident
Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.By my count that's at least one totally isolated event every day this week.
Gunmen in pickup trucks attacked the village of Gumsuri, just north of Chibok, on Sunday, shooting down men before herding women and children together.
"They gathered the women and children and took them away in trucks after burning most of the village with petrol bombs," a local government official said on condition anonymity for fear of reprisal.
News of the attack took four days to emerge because of a lack of communication. Telecommunications towers in the region had been disabled in previous attacks.
Local officials learned of the attack from residents who fled to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, where the officials had moved a year ago to escape Boko Haram attacks.
The militants stormed the village from two directions, overwhelming local vigilantes who had repelled Boko Haram attacks over the course of the year, said Gumsuri resident Umar Ari, who trekked for four days to Maiduguri.
"They destroyed almost half the village and took away 185 women, girls and boys," Ari said.
December 10, 2014
Nuns Blow Selves, Others Up
Nuns in habits, Muslimas in hijabs: 6 of 1:
Two female suicide bombers were behind twin explosions which claimed casualties at the Kantin Kwari Market in northwestern Nigeria's state of Kano on Wednesday, local police said.
The young girls, wearing hijab, carried out the attack by detonating their explosive devices at the biggest and busiest textile market in the northern region of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, state police chief Adenrele Shinaba told reporters after rescue operation had been completed.
"They came by the market and asked to be directed to a public convenience. The bombs detonated, killing them and four others. At least seven others were injured," the police chief said.
November 13, 2014
Stupid Jihadi Bitch Samantha Lewthwaite Killed Again
The ‘White Widow’, a British female terrorist suspect who allegedly fought alongside ISIS terrorists in Syria and was sought internationally has reportedly been shot dead in Ukraine. The news was reported by Russia’s Regnum news agency.If a Russian sniper killed her, that's cool.
Samantha Lewthwaite, 30, was allegedly gunned down two weeks ago. However, no independent confirmation was available.
A source at the UK's foreign office told ITV News that “we are aware of reports that Samantha Lewthwaite has been killed in Ukraine”.
Lewthwaite recently fought alongside one of Kiev’s most infamous squads – the Aidar battalion, which was condemned by Amnesty International for its unmatched cruelty in eastern Ukraine.
It was said to be “involved in widespread abuses, including abductions, unlawful detention, ill-treatment, theft, extortion, and possible executions.”
She was reportedly a sniper for the group. Her killer was also a sniper - allegedly one who travelled from Russia as a volunteer to fight near Lugansk. Regnum is reporting that the Ukrainians have put out a million-dollar bounty out on him.
Its possible that that through her connections in Syria she might have went to Chechnya or another Balkan republic. But bear in mind that Russia has an interest in misreporting her location due to to the conflict in Ukraine.
So here at Jawa we're going with, Everyone has claimed to have killed Samantha, so pics or video or it didn't happen.
But just for trying to kill her I'll run this.
July 10, 2014
African Taliban Massacre Christians Raze Church
al-Shabaab murdered 100 Christians in Kenya in the last three weeks. Including one 12 year old boy.
By BosNewsLife – “Several Christians were killed near Kenya’s violence-plagued coast and leaflets were distributed by suspected Islamic militants Wednesday, July 9, threatening to kill more Christians, residents said.Of course the world is outraged that Israel defends itself. But Muslim murdering Christians in the name of Islam. Meh....
Among the dead Christians was Ken Mangara, a 12-year-old student at Kibiboni primary school, and Kenya Kazungu, in his 30s, who was found in a pool of blood with a Bible on his back, reported Morning Star News, a Christian news agency.
June 25, 2014
Two Reasons For Liberals to Hate al-Shabaab
1. al-Shabaab is destroying what little trees North East Africa has to make charcoal to finance its terrorism.
2. Women used as pack mules while the men stand around?
Cue Code Pink outrage over droning al-Shabaab at the Bush Ranch in 5 4 3 .....
June 12, 2014
Boko Haram's Promise Kept
June 10, 2014
More Good News: Moderate Muslim Cleric Who Warned US Muslims About Somalia Shot Dead
Rathern than listen to the wisdom of Sheikh Mohammed Idris, the African Taliban, who thought he was the wrong kind of Muslim shot him down in the street on his way to prayers.
Sheikh Mohammed Idris, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, was killed close to a mosque near his home by a group of gunmen.Murdering a cleric? Strait to hell, no?
Reports say he had previously been threatened by radical Muslim youths and had said he feared for his life.
He is the fourth prominent Muslim cleric to be shot dead in the city since 2012.
The others were accused of links to the al-Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group al-Shabab and their supporters accused the government of being behind their killings - charges the authorities denied.
...Mr Idris had apparently urged the police to deal with militant elements at his mosque, leading some to brand him a traitor.
May 20, 2014
Groundbreaking al-Jazeera Report on Boko Haram
The Nigerian armed group Boko Haram has gained international notoriety after the kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria.First of all, uh duh, and also is that all, the entire story? Yes, that's all folks.
But the group has been a big problem for the Nigerian government for more than 12 years.
Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Maiduguri, where the group originated.
March 04, 2014
Somali Muslimas Come Out in Favor of Kinder Gentler Female Genital Mutilation
Somalia (AP) - The 30 Somali teenagers - both boys and girls - all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their genitalia cut - just not sewn shut.Of course Islamists will tell you that female genital mutilation is not part of Islam, its not in the Koran.
"It's our tradition and if the girls are not subjected to suna(cutting) she will not be accepted for marriage," said Asthma Ibrahim Jabril, 17.
The students, who are part of an afterschool club in Somaliland which the U.N. children's agency helps fund, discuss issues like child labor, early marriage, and female genital mutilation in a classroom with several large hearts scrawled along the walls.
Which is true, they call it Suna in Somalia, as in The Sunna, the traditions of Muhammad and his companions, as such it becomes an Islamic practice.
Still its not in the Koran which is how they sucker westerners.
February 10, 2014
Second Jihadi Work Accident in Somalia Kills 11
Apparently the planets are perfectly aligned in opposition to the Moon God? I man Allah.
First the Islamic State of Losers in Iraq lose 22 Mujahideen when someone dials the wrong number, then al-Shabaab follows with IED accident killing 11.
At least 11 Al-Shabaab fighters were killed and five others injured after a car bomb they were making accidentally went off in the central Somali town of Bulo-Burte, witnesses and officials said. The explosion was heard around Bulo Burte close to the main town of Beledewyne, which is controlled by government forces and African Union (AU) troops."The explosion was very huge and I saw people fleeing from the area. Eight dead men were taken out of the house where the vehicle was constructed. Five more severely wounded fighters were also taken away,"I can't believe Shabaab is going to let ISIS get the better of them on this. Shabaab always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
February 03, 2014
129 Arrested at Mosque in Kenya
Wait, they preach violent jihad in a ... mosque? That's unpossible!
Police official Simon Simiyu told a Mombasa court on Monday the authorities plan to charge the 129 men with "being members of a terrorist group, namely al Shabaab".And how did local Muslims react to the raid? They rioted, of course.
It granted his request to keep them in detention for five days more for authorities to finish their investigations.
Police stormed the Mussa mosque in Majengo on Sunday after a tip that Muslim youths were being radicalized there by Islamists supporting al Shabaab, Somali militants allied with al Qaeda.
Security sources say the mosque has been at the heart of al Shabaab's attempts to radicalize disillusioned young Kenyan Muslims in recent years. Officers came under fire as they burst into the mosque, said police who seized laptops, DVDs and black banners emblazoned with jihadi slogans there.
January 29, 2014
SuperDrone Was This Close to Killing al-Shabaab Leader Godane (update: Almost There)
Sources in Somalia say a U.S. drone strike on Sunday nearly hit the leader of militant group al-Shabab.
A militant source and sources close to the African Union mission in Somalia told VOA that Ahmed Abdi Godane was in the vicinity of the drone attack, which took place north of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region.
The militant source said Godane was alive, although it was not clear whether the al-Shabab leader was injured.
A senior aide of Godane's, Ahmed Abdulkadir -- known as "Iskudhuuq -- was killed along with his driver Sunday when their car was hit by a missile.
The sources in Somalia said Godane and Iskudhuuq may have had a meeting right before the attack, and that Godane was supposed to travel in the car that was targeted.
I can hold it? That's what I told Mrs. Howie back in the day before the so called shotgun incident.
Update: Almost there......
A U.S. military strike in southern Somalia Sunday was targeting Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based group with ties to al Qaeda, according to three US officials.There are also reports that after the strike Shabaab went on one of its purges, killing random people with phones accusing them of being spies. Ha!
U.S. officials are waiting for DNA evidence as well as intelligence gathered from local Somalis on the ground before they can confirm Godane was in the vehicle and killed by the drone strike.
Somali officials have said the man killed was Sahal Iskudhuq, an Al-Shabaab operative who was close to Godane and involved in planning attacks over the years.
November 18, 2013
al-Shabaab Issues Fatwa Against Smart Phones
n a move that further prevents residents of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region from accessing news and information, al-Shabaab is intimidating people who use smartphones, saying the hi-tech mobile devices could be used for spying.Nahhh, surely not.
The militants began their intimidation campaign October 10th, shortly after US commandos stormed a beach house in Barawe, targeting al-Shabaab commander Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, who goes by the alias Ikrima.
..."About four young men came into my pharmacy and saw my Samsung Galaxy phone while it was charging," Farah told Sabahi. "They ordered me to hand over the phone and immediately began searching my text messages, while asking me unnecessary questions about how I acquired the phone or if I send text messages abroad. I answered them with the answer they liked and told them I do not communicate with anyone outside the country."
The militants instructed Farah to never to use his phone again, threatening severe punishment if he is caught with it.
"When I asked them why I was being ordered to stop using it, they told me that smartphones are used to spy on Muslim people," he said. "I was really surprised."
November 12, 2013
Tropical Storm Hits Somalia!
Even as the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan began to emerge in the Philippines, Somalia too experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in its history. Tropical Cyclone 3A moved over Puntland, Somalia, on November 10–11, 2013, causing flash floods that left more than 100 dead. The storm destroyed hundreds of homes and thousands of livestock, according to news reports.*Look on the bright side......
*Its Somalia so..... um I'm working on it.
October 24, 2013
But But Discussion of Muslims Still Enslaving Blacks in Sudan is Racist Against Islam
And you can always excuse modern racist Islamic slavery going on today, with discussion of past slavery practiced by non-Muslims.
I'm left puzzled by the actions of the United Nations and conferences like Durban. Why are the calls for help from the black Africans of Sudan not discussed? According to Deng the UN was well aware of the enslavement of South Sudanese by the Arabs. It took 16 years for UNICEF to acknowledge what was happening. They did nothing until pressured by the Jewish-led American Anti-Slavery Group. I find it ironic that it took a Jewish organization to get the voices of these people into the court of public opinion.After all, racists, who is carrying on a more authentic Hadith. Those who freed their slaves. Or the Islamic slave masters of Sudan who are still castrating their black slave boys and raping their black slave girls?
So why the attempt to muzzle the cries for help from Africa? According to Deng, bringing this issue to the UN would offend the OIC and the Arab league. Could that be true? And if so, how did we get to a place where the most vulnerable are kept out of the spotlight at the behest of the OIC and the Arab league?
We seem to be choosing to ignore the many who suffer at the hands of Arab/Muslims. Deng has shared his concerns about the West abandoning the "victims of Arab/Islamic apartheid." Is it fear of accusations of Islamophobia? Beyond the enslavement of black Africans in the 21st-century that is under reported, to the point of being ignored, Christians all over the Middle East and North Africa are under attack. Based on mainstream media reporting, one wouldn't know the seriousness of the situation.
September 20, 2013
Dead Piece Of Shit Mocks Piece Of Shit, Or Something
The last gasp of an American traitor, I guess.
In both communications, al-Amriki, who is also known as Omar Hammami, focused on his virulent opposition to Godane's leadership.
"The cause of the problem is basically that [Godane] left the principles of our religion and he is trying to change al-Shabaab into an organisation that oppresses every single Muslim in an effort to make him the next Siad Barre of Somalia," al-Amriki told VOA when questioned about his differences with Godane, also known as Abu Zubayr.
Godane wants to be the "leader of Somalia regardless of whether he is ruled by sharia or by any other laws," al-Amriki said. "Basically he has lost the entire principles of what we began jihad for."
Welcome to the real world, son. Oh, wait, you're dead. Oops!
Thanks to the meanest kitteh.
July 29, 2013
Even More Good News From Libya
At least one soldier was killed in overnight fighting in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, a security official said on Monday, in violence that has surged since last week's killing of an anti-Islamist political activist.Heh, unknown armed group that likes to do prison breaks. OMG! who could it be?
The clashes erupted in the western Gwesha district between an armed group and military special forces, hours after explosions that targeted buildings used by the judiciary.
"Clashes broke out between special forces and an unknown armed group," Mohammed al-Hijazy, a spokesman for Benghazi security operations, said by telephone. "At least one soldier was killed. The special forces have now retaken control."
On Saturday, 1,117 inmates escaped during a riot in Kuafiya prison on the outskirts of Benghazi. Officials said on Sunday that about 100 prisoners had been recaptured.I have a bad feeling about this.
June 28, 2013
Omar started a movement, the everyone knows Godane is a dick movement.
Mr Aweys left al-Shabab territory after factions within the al-Qaeda linked group clashed last week - the first deadly infighting since it launched an insurgency in 2006.
Elders from Mr Aweys' Haber Gedir clan, which is powerful in the Galmudug region, told the BBC they had been trying to mediate his surrender after his arrival in Adado.
The exact cause of the al-Shabab split is not known, but there has been a long-running internal power struggle between its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane and those seen as more moderate who oppose links with al-Qaeda, analysts say.
There are conflicting reports about the fate of the second-in-command - Ibrahim Afghan, the al-Shabab founder - following last week's fighting. Initially, sources told the BBC he had been captured and was in al-Shabab detention; subsequent reports in local media say he has been executed.
April 09, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: Boko Haram The Other African Taliban
This past week, HSPI at George Washington University released the first issue brief of its Africa series (initiated last month) entitled “Boko Haram in Nigeria: No Easy Fix“. The first installment covers a topic I don’t know much about – Boko Haram in Nigeria. Omar Mahmood does an excellent job of concisely putting some needed details and perspective on Boko Haram, its origins, the underlying causes for its ascension and identifies some questions we might examine in the coming months. Additionally, Omar addresses some of the questions surrounding the group’s links to al Qaeda and its newest manifestation Ansaru. Here is the link to the full article and I’ve pasted the introduction here below.
Yes, yes I am making you click twice.
April 03, 2013
Al Shabaab via Twitter [@HSMPress1] Claims To Have Classified Docs From The Somali President's Office
PRESS RELEASE: Classified documents retrieved from the office of the Somali president.
Mogadishu (03/04/2013). In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen intelligence teams have retrieved some very valuable documents from the office of the apostate Somali president inside the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu. The documents contain highly confidential information, including detailed intelligence reports, internal memos, planned operational details and other classified material.
Some of the documents contain letters received from an influential Arab regime instructing the apostate president to name certain individuals for specific posts within his government so as to facilitate better cooperation and sharing of intelligence between the two countries.
We will publish some of the documents on Twitter in the coming hours and the rest will be published when deemed appropriate Insha-Allaah.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen
You never know...
Shucks, they have never emailed me. Dunno why, well there was that one time I was. Wait, more than one time I was..
March 07, 2013
Nigerian Islamists Behead "Informant"
I haven't seen this video, but do I really need to see it to understand the kind of animals we're dealing with here?
A man accused of being an informant has been beheaded by Islamist group Boko Haram. The incident was recorded in a video obtained Tuesday in which the victim accused of being an informant appears to be beheaded on camera.And, oddly enough, it seems like YouTube is the protagonist of the story:
The clip has been distributed to Nigerian journalists in the country's north in recent days through intermediaries....On second thought, you really do need to see the video to understand the brutality of these people. Words alone cannot describe the visceral reaction any moral being has when witnessing someone being murdered. I can't explain why that it is, but it's true.
Sources familiar with Boko Haram say it was handed out in this manner because Nigerian authorities have been blocking the group's videos from being uploaded to YouTube.
February 26, 2013
Back That Ass Up
NY Daily News
Omar Hammami, one of the most notorious Americans to join an Al Qaeda affiliate, is already on the FBI’s most-wanted terrorist list. Now, he’s accused of a different sort of crime — plagiarizing his rap lyrics.
Hammami, who now goes by the name Abu Mansour al-Amriki (The American), released a series of rap songs over the past few years that are now being attributed to another American-born Islamic extremist. And the accusations are apparently coming from his former best buds at Al Shabab, the terrorist organization that helped launch Hammami to international fame.In a document acquired by Wired.com, an alleged former colleague named Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, calls Abu Mansour out on his “Nasheeds,” or Islamic vocal music.
“The Jihadi rap Nasheeds, ‘send me a cruise’ and ‘make Jihad with me’, that are often erroneously attributed to Abu Mansour are the work of another Muhajir — another American Mujahid,” Al-Muhajir claims in the 17-page PDF. “But, of course, Abu Mansour would never say otherwise since the Nasheeds ‘perfect’ and complement his projected self-image.”
February 13, 2013
Kenya: Family Of Hostages Held By Al Shabaab Crying For Help
Sadly, unless they are rescued, they most likely will be killed. The savages of the African Taliban enjoy killing innocents:
Nairobi — Twenty-six-year-old Komora Yesse is an emotionally wrecked man.Al Shabaab's Twitter account was suspended shortly after they posted images of a French commando who was killed in a failed attempt to rescue hostage Denis Allex. Also, they linked to a download for the below video of the Kenyan hostages. They also tweeted a ultimatum:
His brother's heart-wrenching fate is due to be sealed within the next 20 something hours, in the war-torn Somalia.
So as the clock slowly ticks towards midnight Thursday, he will have to keep checking social networks to know whether or not the Al Shabaab terror group makes good its threat to execute his elder brother, Edward Mule and registration clerk Fredrick Irungu.
"It is very sad. It is hard on my mother because of the pain of losing a child. It is hard on my sister, his wife, my father and me. We just want to talk to him again. All I think of is Mule," says Yesse.[More...]
They have since opened a new Twitter account - @HSMPRESS1. I don't see anything on it regarding these hostages and most likely they are careful not to do so. There is also another Twitter account here, but most likely a supporter and not a spokesperson for al-Shabaab.
Tomorrow will tell the tale, sigh. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the hostages.
February 08, 2013
Abu Mansoor al-Amriki So Ronery
Omar Hamammi is so lonely, he spends most if his time hanging with J.M. Berger of Intelwire on twitter. We're not sure if that says anything about Berger's fascination with Godzilla but here.
AFP: Once his reputation was of a feared fighter, an American-born extremist who left small town Alabama to wage war alongside Al-Qaeda-linked Somali Islamists and who called on other foreigners to join. Today, Omar Hamami -- better known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki or "the American" -- has split from the insurgents, who want to kill him. He cuts a forlorn figure: homesick, stuck somewhere in Somalia, and telling anyone who will listen about his apparently doomed career path.Doomed! Doomed I say!
Here Omar. Hope this helps.
Update: AFP took down their post, it was apparently from this Huffpo piece.
January 24, 2013
Somalia: Al Shabaab, On Twitter, Threatens To Kill Kenyan Hostages
Update: Kenya Won't Negotiate With These Bitches
First, Al Shabaab (aka the African Taliban) tweet a link to the download:
Next, it appears on JihadTube:
Then the threats:
Twitter yawns over TOS violation as they did when Al Shabaab, aka @HSMPress, threatened to kill French hostage Denis Allex if France attempted to rescue him. He died and Al Shabaab tweeted several images of a French commando who was killed in the failed hostage rescue operation.
I suppose we should start calling Twitter JihadTweet or JihadTwitter or TwitterJihad, much like we call Google's YouTube JihadTube.
Update: Kenya officials respond to the above threat We will not bargain with al-Shabaab
* Says government "cannot negotiate with terrorists""not POW's", exactly.
* Nairobi says hostages are non-combatants, not POWs
January 21, 2013
Time is UP!
And apparently Abu Mansur al-Ameriki is still alive.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen are fine when it comes to killing unarmed hostages with their hands tied behind their backs, but when facing people whe are actually armed they are a big bunch of pussies.
I've decided to root for Omar to take out as many Shabaab al-Wussahidines as he can, they need thinning anyway.
Pass the popcorn and go Amriki!
January 18, 2013
Who Is Really Behind Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki's Twitter Account?
Certainly makes one wonder...
January 16, 2013
News! French Troops ADVANCE in Mali
Forward: I didn't know the French military knew how to go in that direction:
French troops advance on Islamist rebels in northern MaliAll joking aside, good for them & Godspeed!
French troops in armored vehicles and machine gun-mounted pickups moved northward Wednesday to bolster Malian army units fighting Islamist guerrillas entrenched in the beleaguered town of Diably.
The troop movements, recorded by journalists on the scene, set the stage for what seemed likely to be French troops’ first major engagement on the ground since President Francois Hollande ordered a major military intervention in Mali six days ago. Some reports said French special forces advisers were already in the city battling alongside the Malian soldiers.
Al Shabaab 'Claims' They Killed Hostage Dennis Allex After French Commandos Failed Rescue Attempt
France has reported two commandos and the hostage, Dennis Allex, were killed during the rescue attempt. Not wanting to take credit for killing the hostage during the rescue, al-Shabaab is now claiming they killed Alexx after and are blaming the French for his death.
The African Taliban's Twitter account put out the following 'press release' in a "'TwitLonger'. Twitter has become al-Shabaab's only means of communicating. You could say the Jawa Report is mainly responsible for that.
Anyway, here is part of the press release minus the Allah this and Allah that
The Verdict:Now read what they said the French commandos did to 'innocents'
The death of the two French soldiers pales into insignificance besides the dozens of Muslim civilians senselessly killed by the French forces during the operation. Avenging the deaths of these civilians and taking into consideration France’s increasing persecution of Muslims around the world, its oppressive anti-Islam policies at home, French military operations in the war against Islamic Shari’ah in Afghanistan and, most recently, in Mali, and its continued economic, political and military assistance towards the African invaders in Muslim lands, Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen has reached a unanimous decision to execute the French intelligence officer, Dennis Allex .
With the rescue attempt, France has voluntarily signed Allex’s death warrant. Following the failed operation, Le Drian, aware that execution is the natural corollary of treachery, announced that the punishment had already been meted out, despite the fact that Allex was at the time alive and safe in another safe house.
Saturday’s botched rescue operation was an abysmal failure; both in terms of intelligence and the ground operation. The French forces, driven by false intelligence reports from the ground, landed a few kilometers away from the town of Bulo-Marer and headed towards their designated location, killing all the villagers that crossed their path. The villagers, including an elderly woman, were later found some with their throats slit and others with bullets riddle all over their bodies. But before the French forces could reach their destination, the Mujahideen in Bulo-Marer were alerted by HSM intelligence teams who had information of the French movements.Throats slit? Not hardly.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dennis Allex. Also, the commandos killed in the operation. One such commando has his images on the African Taliban's Twitter account:
Twitter has ignored me and others flagging the images and has allowed the images to stay. Although, the African Taliban did notice my call for flagging the images:
Twitter, like Facebook and JihadTube, has no problem providing services to terror groups. They, the terror groups, are quite happy now on Twitter knowing they have free reign to spread their propaganda.
January 15, 2013
Al Qaeda "on the Run" in Mali
With French boots on the ground in Mali, wouldn't it have been nice if before the election someone would have warned us that by "al Qaeda on the run" President Obama meant "spreading to places he'd like us to ignore"?
Oh wait, they did:
Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by Al Qaeda type individuals.But don't worry, the US isn't going to send in ground troops. Instead, we're going to help the French with "logistics".
--Mitt Romney during the 3rd Presidential debate
Yeah, that ought to work.
January 14, 2013
On Twitter? Please Flag These Images The African Taliban (al-Shabaab) Tweeted
Terrorist like to do this for the 'shock value', they are assholes that way.
Here are the links to the three images to flag:
His family will thank you I'm sure.
Update: Bitches OWND: