Evidence Shows Minnesota Somali Explosion that Killed 2 Linked to Al Qaeda

Two bodies were found in the rubble, and fourteen people were hospitalized


The United States is being overrun by communities from terrorist countries. Despite all the news reports about 5-year-olds ending up on No Fly Lists, Muslims with actual links to terrorism routinely travel back and forth.

Very little has changed since before 9/11. We've built up a large bureaucracy, but it's still too bulky and unwieldy to use.

On New Year’s Day 2014 a powerful explosion and fire occurred at 514 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis, in a predominantly Somali neighborhood of the city.

The building was gutted by the blaze. Two bodies were found in the rubble, and fourteen people were hospitalized, one of whom died later. Within 72 hours, the building had been pulled down into a heap of rubble by a backhoe.

Two days after the blast, before any real investigation occurred — which could never be conducted, anyway, with the potential crime scene destroyed — Greg Boosalis, the supervisory special agent with the FBI in Minneapolis, told the press that there was “no evidence of terrorist activity”.

For those who have been following the story of the Cedar-Riverside explosion, the name “Garad Nor” may ring a bell.

[Garad K. Nor] According to the MN Secretary of State website, Garad Nor is recorded as a “Registered Agent” of Wadani Properties, the company that owned and managed the apartments of the Cedar-Riverside building located at 510 and 512 Cedar Ave South that exploded and burned on January 1. In some reports, Garad Nor himself as listed as the owner.

According to the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State, Garad Nor is also the Chief Executive Officer of Dar Al Tawakul General LLC. Dar Al Tawakul General LLC is one of the companies listed in the indictment against the two Rochester citizens found guilty of money laundering for al-Shabaab.

Why did the European Commission list Garad K. Nor et al. as being associated with Islamic terrorists? As it happens, the EC was acting on a list drawn up by the United States Treasury the previous year, not long after 9/11.

Since being listed as a terrorism-associate by the U.S. Treasury and the European Commission, Garad K. Nor has managed to clear his name.

A press release issued in 2012 says the President and CEO of Tawakal Money Express successfully completed a four-day training workshop (teleconferenced from Somalia) for its staff and agents regarding procedures for complying with anti-money laundering regulations in the USA.

Problem solved then, pay no attention to the explosions. The training workshop was completed. All is well. Pay no attention to the Little Mogadishus growing across the country.

This investigative report comes from Gates of Vienna which is doing the job that the FBI won't do.