The media is widely reporting a terror threat against the Mall of America by Al-Shabaab, a Somali Muslim terror group. None of them are reporting why the Mall of America in particular would be a target.
Minnesota has its own Little Mogadishu which, aside from the usual welfare fraud and crime, also hosts supporters of Al-Shabaab as related by WND.
Even as President Obama launched air strikes Tuesday against the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, a pipeline for potential new Somali terrorists continues to fester right here in the United States.
It’s called the Refugee Resettlement Program, and it continues unabated under the leadership of the U.S. State Department and with the help of several Christian charities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, sits at the heart of the controversial program. Known as “Little Mogadishu” to some critics, the city has since 1983 welcomed thousands of Somali refugees, most of whom are practicing Muslims and attend a local mosque or Islamic center.
Since 2007, at least 22 young Somali refugees have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab in their homeland. Some have died there, and some were even praised as “Minnesota martyrs” in an al-Shabab video released last year.
And many more have been tried and convicted of providing money or material support to overseas Muslim terrorist organizations. Among them was one Somali woman from Minnesota who refused to rise when called upon by the judge, citing a verse in the Quran.
“I’ll not stand for anyone except for Allah,” Amina Farah Ali told the federal judge.
In 2009, a Somali man who left Minneapolis joined al-Shabab and blew himself up in a suicide bombing at an Ethiopian consulate in Somalia, killing 24 people. He was one of three Somali Americans to carry out a suicide attack. Al-Shabab also claimed three Americans were involved in the September 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a claim that law enforcement officials have been unable to verify.
“We actually brought his body parts back here and buried him because he was a refugee who became a U.S. citizen,” Corcoran said of the 2009 suicide bomber. “We gave him a proper Muslim burial in Minneapolis after he had blown people up and taken so many people with him. That’s the height of political correctness.”
The local Fox affiliate in Minneapolis, KMSP-TV, reported in August 2013 that al-Shabab made a terror recruitment video targeting Somali men in Minnesota.
The video had been posted to YouTube and called “The Path to Paradise.” It focused on the journey of three men who left Minnesota to die in Somalia.
The number is currently up to 50. They've even managed to convert and recruit Americans to Islam and its Jihad.
An American named Douglas MacArthur McCain died in Syria fighting for ISIS, the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria.
He was from Minnesota - where he and other Americans were recruited.
The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis is sometimes called "Little Mogadishu." It's center of the nation's largest concentration of Somalis, and fertile ground for Islamic terrorist groups recruiting new fighters.
McCain grew up just a 15-minute drive from here.
Now the terror group is hoping to mobilize Somali Muslim settlers in the US and anyone they convert to commit acts of terrorism here.
The Mall of America is a target only because of the large Somali population in the state. If the US continues importing more Somalis, it will only be importing more Islamic terror threats.
The media refuses to talk about why the Mall of America is a target. We need to talk about it before it's too late.