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September 22, 2013 - 12:25 pm
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Al-Shabaab is claiming that there are American gunmen among those still holed up in the Westgate mall in a standoff with Kenyan and Israeli special forces.

The Somali al-Qaeda affiliate tweeted a series of names on its latest account before Twitter against suspended the group. Al-Shabaab has been creating new accounts each time they get shut down but a movement of pro-Kenyan tweeters has been tracking down the new accounts and complaining to Twitter.

“We received permission to disclose the names of our mujahideen inside #Westgate,” their latest account tweeted.

They proceeded to tweet the names one by one, including Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, “native” of St. Paul, Minn., Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, and Gen Mustafe Noorudiin, 27, of Kansas City, Mo.

Al-Shabaab recently released a PR video targeted at Somali-Americans in Minnesota, trying to lure them to jihad as more than two dozen have already done so through the state’s “terror pipeline.” Three Americans — Abdisalan Hussein Ali, Farah Mohamed Beledi and Shirwa Ahmed — from Minnesota have been suicide bombers for Al-Shabaab in a series of attacks in Mogadishu over the past few years.

Other gunmen were named as being from locations such as Finland, Canada, the UK., Somalia and Kenya. None of the names were female, even though witnesses reported a white woman among the shooters.

That’s raised speculation about whether “White Widow” Samantha Lewthwaite, a British widow of one of the 7/7 attackers who became an al-Qaeda paymaster, is involved in the attacks. Last year she was on the run in Kenya as international authorities tried to hunt her down.

Nine names were released; authorities have said 10 to 15 gunmen are still believed to be in the mall holding around 30 hostages, including possibly children. CNN International witnessed one grief-stricken man trying to break police lines to get into the mall, claiming that his kids are still inside.

The death toll in the terrorist attack rose to 68 today. More than 175 have been wounded.

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By 'Executive Order" Obama let into this country 70,000 un-vetted Somali's and now they are going back home for more training with al-Quida. What is wrong with Congress to allow this? This is akin to Roosevelt letting in German Nazi's during WW2, why is Congress allowing Obama to run roughshod over the Constitution? If they can't do or won't do their job they should get out of government entirely as they have become the problem. We can't afford to let Obama import terrorists into this country on his say so, he is not working for the People he is working against them like a tyrant and thug.
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This doesn't sound like terrorism. This is probably just more workplace violence.
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“How is it possible that Al-shabab can recruit more boys from America than Kenya or Somalia? It’s as if their headquarters is in Washington D.C.”

Because it is. The Muslim Brotherhood runs the White House.
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Once had some people who lived next door. They were never real neighbors. So, some murderers traveled out of the United States of America to do evil, but they have never been true Americans.
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If the "Americans" are former Sommalis, I really resent that. They should not be allowed in the US and never be granted citizenship. Thery can neve be Ameicans.
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Now just imagine the type of damage, brutality and mayhem this terrorist group could do here, or anywhere around the world for that matter, with real, valid passports found at the Port Authority Bus Terminal callously & illegally tossed in the garbage at the PABT at the direction of Port Authority Supervisors.

In this age of global terrorism and rampant identity theft, the Port Authority is a reckless shameful embarrassment of bi-state transportation agency where it comes to safety & security in this area. To ignore this gaffe would be a crime on all levels of local, state & federal government and all persons in a position of responsibility. Action must be taken against these insane incompetent criminals in the Port Authority before more innocent lives are lost.

Google “Donna Lebourne abc news.” and “found,stolen, trashed by PA.”

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9105280

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/found_stolen_trashed_by_pa_V4RMICgPyy2bhAVzDkW9EL
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There's nothing to be gained by looking at the names of the alleged "Americans" -- we know they all assume new handles appropriate to jihadist activities. Ten to one these guys all have more mundane original monikers tucked away.
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Actually they're all Somali immigrants so are likely their real names.
1 year ago
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Relative's state they are good boys mislead by the Koran, and an evil Imam. Or, is that the evil Koran, and an Imam. I forget.

No screaming eagle sh%%!
1 year ago
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The "Americans" in Al-Shabaab appear to be African-Americans. Or more specifically Somali-Americans. Why no hyphenation when blacks are the bad guys?
1 year ago
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I think the US should come down hard on those who join terrorist gangs. Take away citizenship, deport them.....if they are alive. Keep places where they meet under surveillance, put them on a special watch list. They should not be allowed to become citizens if their activities are questionable.
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Yeah, but we don't need that enforced with a Democrat in office, since we know who they consider to be "terrorists".
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"Three Americans — Abdisalan Hussein Ali, Farah Mohamed Beledi and Shirwa Ahmed — from Minnesota have been suicide bombers for Al-Shabaab in a series of attacks in Mogadishu over the past few years."

Those are _Americans_???? I suppose you're next going to tell me they had grown up as Nebraskan farm boys.
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they grew up in the outhouse known as Somalia
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What Everybody is missing is the FACT Islam is training Americans ... They are learning to fight in the "Third world" and will soon be attacking malls in America after walking across the southern border or simply Flying " back home" to America to prepare for operations on US soil ... Sounds like the Boston Bomber just African style !!!
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I maybe missing something in the reports, but...are these men Naturalized American Citizens? Or former Resident Aliens?
If they're not #1 then they are NOT Americans. And the media should stop reporting them as such.
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But that doesn't fit the narrative.
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