29 Somali Muslims in U.S. indicted for kidnapping, raping, and selling underage white girls

“Complicated” because of “cultural issues.”

The indictment said three Muslim gangs called the Somali Outlaws, the Somali Mafia and the Lady Outlaws were forcing teenage girls into prostitution and operated in St. Paul, Minneapolis; Columbus, and Nashville. (via Barenakedislam)

Cleveland.com via Gateway Pundit:

A federal trial involving more than a dozen defendants accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs is being complicated by cultural issues within the Somali refugee communities in Tennessee and Minnesota.

U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes again this week ordered jurors to return on Monday as defense attorneys argued that the defendants, many of whom are refugees from Somalia, were juveniles at the time the alleged crimes occurred.

The indictment said three gangs called the Somali Outlaws, the Somali Mafia and the Lady Outlaws were forcing teenage girls into prostitution and operated in St. Paul, Minn.; Minneapolis; Columbus, Ohio; and Nashville.

After selecting a jury last month, the trial was delayed last week when prosecutors turned over thousands of documents and audio recordings from the investigation to defense attorneys on the eve of trial. Both defense attorneys and federal prosecutors have repeatedly declined to comment about the case.

“It can be frustrating to have delays, but it is understandable because the case is so complex,” said Derri Smith, executive director of End Slavery Tennessee, who will be an expert witness in the case. “I have the utmost confidence that the judge and jury will bring justice about in the case, but it’s challenging for all of them.”

The indictment, which was originally unsealed in 2010 and amended by a superseding indictment in 2011, says the defendants, many of them from the Somali immigrant communities in Minneapolis and Nashville, were members or associates of the three gangs. Four unidentified victims, some of who were under the age of 14, are listed in the indictment.

The indictment accuses the gangs of finding and recruiting young girls for the purpose of prostitution in exchange for money and drugs between 2000 and 2010.

Out of the 30 individuals listed in the indictment, only 14 are going to trial this month in Nashville on charges of conspiracy to commit sexual trafficking of children by force, fraud or coercion and charges related to the sexual trafficking. Many of the individuals have remained in federal custody since their arrests in 2010.

Video: Terror group al Shabab working to rid Somalia of Christians

What Islamic group doesn’t want to get rid of all Christians, and Jews, and Buddhists, and Hindus, and…?

Watch this video exclusive from CBN.

Apr 12, 2012 by – Somalia’s Islamist terror group al Shabab wants to rid the Muslim country of all Christians and is specifically targeting Christian converts from Islam…

Video: Teen girl suicide bomber blows up National Theater in Somalia

Islamic savages.

(Gateway Pundit) – Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was giving a speech at the podium when the teen girl blew herself up. Ten people were murdered in the blast.

Charter – MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion Wednesday at a ceremony at Somalia’s national theater killed at least 10 people including two top sports officials in an attack by an Islamist group on a site that symbolized the city’s attempt to rise from two decades of war.

The explosion at the newly reopened theater happened as Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was standing at the podium to deliver a speech. The prime minister was unharmed, said Abdirahman Omar Osman, the government spokesman. The president of Somalia’s Olympic committee and the president of its soccer federation were killed, according to Shafici Mohyadin, the federation’s secretary.

The blast shattered a tentative peace that descended on Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, after fighters belonging to the Islamist group al-Shabab were pushed out last August by government and African Union troops.

The government said a female suicide bomber carried out the attack, but al-Shabab, using its official Twitter feed to claim responsbility for the attack, said explosives had been planted in the theater before the event.

Dozens of radicalised British Muslims training for “holy war” in Somalia

Londonistan.

Telegraph (h/t Weasel Zippers) – Dozens of radicalised British Muslims are being trained by militant Islamists to fight in a “holy war” in Somalia, it can be revealed.

Up to 50 British “volunteers”, including white Christian converts and British-Somali men, have been recruited to fight for Al Shabaab, the al-Qaeda inspired Somali terrorist group.

Intelligence experts believe the British volunteers form the core of an international force of foreign fighters drawn from the United States, Canada, Europe and East Africa.

Government officials now fear that the failed state is rapidly becoming a recruiting ground for British Jihadists in much the same way as Afghanistan was in the 1990s.

MI5 already ranks Somalia as one of the top three countries in the world, alongside Yemen and Pakistan, that poses a potential terrorist threat to Britain.

The Security Service fears that British volunteers who survive the bloody civil war may return home as hardened terrorists eager to launch attacks against the UK.

UK has more Muslims training in Somalia terror camps than anywhere else in the world

Londonistan has such a supply of Islamonazis that it is now exporting terrorists.

AP (h/t Weasel Zippers) — Britain’s international development minister says there are now more people from the UK training for terrorism in camps in Somalia than anywhere else in the world.

Andrew Mitchell said Thursday that Somalia poses a major threat, which may now be greater than the risks once posed by camps in Pakistan’s border regions.

Mitchell said “there are probably more British passport-holders engaged in terrorist training in Somalia than in any other country in the world.”

It follows warnings from the heads of Britain’s spy agencies about Britons training alongside Al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

Islamic truck bomb in Somalia kills 70 waiting in line for scholarships

Maybe those spoiled anarchists, communists, and ‘progressives’ at the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest should be given a month’s holiday in lovely Somalia to see what a real sh*thole looks like.

MOGADISHU, SomaliaIslamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the education ministry in Somalia’s capital asstudents and parents crowded around to learn about scholarships, killing at least 70 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

It was the deadliest bomb attack in Somalia by al-Shabab, an al Qaeda-linked group that began its insurgency five years ago. It also was the first significant attack in the capital since al-Shabab withdrew most of its gunmen in August amid an offensive by African Union forces, which are protecting the weak UN-backed government.

The truck blew up at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Ministry of Education, said Ali Hussein, a police officer in Mogadishu. After the thunderous blast, blackened corpses were sprawled on the debris-strewn street amid burning vehicles. One woman used a blue plastic bucket to pour water on a smouldering body.

Abdiqadir Muhyadin, who works at the information ministry, lost a finger in the explosion. He said the vehicle initially appeared to have lost control and smashed through the security barrier before it exploded at the gate.

“Dozens of dead bodies and human flesh were scattered all over the area. A dead body fell over me,” he said.

Ali Abdullahi, a nurse at Medina hospital, said they were treating people with amputated limbs and burns, and patients who became blinded.

“It is the most awful tragedy I have ever seen,” he said. “Imagine dozens are being brought here minute by minute. Most of the wounded people are unconscious and others have their faces blackened by smoke and heat.”

Ali Muse, the chief of Mogadishu’s ambulance service, told The Associated Press that at least 70 people had died and at least 42 others were wounded.

“The explosion has not only affected the targeted place, but even passer-by people and car passengers died there. The death toll may increase and we are still carrying many dead bodies” he said. “It is the worst tragedy I have ever seen in the capital.”

In a statement, the government gave a death toll of 15. It was not immediately clear if it was an early count.

“The casualties are mostly students and parents who were waiting for results of scholarships from the Ministry of Higher Education,” the government said. “The attack shows that the danger from terrorists is not yet over and that there are obviously still people, who want to derail the advances that the Somali people have made towards peace.”

Al-Shabab immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on a website it uses.

“Our Mujahideen fighters have entered a place where ministers and AMISOM foreigners stay,” al-Shabab said in a brief post on a website, referring to the Ugandan and Burundian forces who make up the African Union peacekeeping mission.

Somali Interior Minister blown to bits by his teenage niece

Teenage rebel with an Islamic cause. In the West, a teen might flip his uncle the bird. In Somalia she flips a switch and blows up.

BBC (h/t Weasel Zippers) — Somali Interior Minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan has been killed in a suicide attack at his home in the capital, Mogadishu.

Officials say the bomber was his own teenage niece, who had joined the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

The group said it carried out the attack and said more would follow.

The attack against Sheikh Hassan was the third suicide attack in Mogadishu in three weeks.

His niece had visited his home several times in recent days and the guards did not carry out a security check.

She walked into the home, set off the bomb, and was killed instantly.

Pirates seize Danish couple and their 3 children

Somali pirates continue to fearlessly ply their trade. Pirates have seized a Danish yacht with 7 people – including 3 children

One wonders when the world will become as aggressive towards Jihadi pirates as it pretends to be about Arab dictators.

As of last week, the EU’s anti-piracy naval force said pirates were holding a total of 31 vessels and 688 hostages.

That’s 31 vessels and 688 hostages more than Mubarak or Gaddafi ever held…. Just sayin’.

BBC –  Three Danish children and their parents have been snatched by pirates who hijacked their sailing boat in the Indian Ocean, Danish officials say.

Denmark’s foreign ministry said the children were aged between 12 and 16, and that two Danish crew members were also captured during the attack.

Pirates seized the boat on 24 February and were said to be heading to Somalia.

Piracy is a highly lucrative trade in Somalia, where gangs can often demand millions of dollars in ransoms.

As of last week, the EU’s anti-piracy naval force said pirates were holding a total of 31 vessels and 688 hostages.

The Danish foreign ministry said the ship sent a distress signal on Thursday, adding that “it has now been confirmed that the boat was hijacked by pirates”.

“It’s almost unbearable to think that there are children involved and I can only sharply denounce the pirates’ actions,” Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen said.

She said that the Danish government would do “everything in our power” to help the hostages.

But Ms Espersen declined to provide further information about the pirate attack.

“Past experience has shown that too much information and commentary (on hostage-takings) threatens to undermine the cause” of the hostages, the minister said.  (more >>)

 

Heartbreak! Somali pirates murder the 4 Americans whose yacht they hijacked

On Saturday, February 19th I wrote about the 4 Americans who were hijacked by Somali pirates. In the interim there has been almost no coverage of this heinous act.

That will probably change from today, since the 4 innocent Americans were gunned down in cold blood.

I asked then, and ask again, where was our Pirate-in-Chief, Barack ‘Black Bart’ Obama during all this time? and how come we got almost no coverage of the story by the media?

The U.S. Central Command said negotiations had been under way to try to win their release.

According to the U.S. Military, gunshots were heard Monday, but when U.S. forces reached the yacht, they found that all four hostages had been shot. Navy forces tried to provide lifesaving care but the Americans died of their wounds.

The military says that 2 pirates died during the ensuing confrontation, and 13 were captured and detained. The remains of 2 other pirates who were already dead also were found. In total the U.S. said that 19 pirates were involved in the hijacking of the Quest.  (Whole story here: Seattle Times / more at CBS News plus video)

To remind you, the owners of the yacht, Jean and Scott Adam and two other people on board, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, had been traveling with yachts participating in the Blue Water Rally. The couple ran a Bible ministry and had been distributing Bibles to schools and churches in remote villages in areas including the Fiji Islands, Alaska, New Zealand, Central America and French Polynesia.

The horrific tragedy raises many questions. Will we get any answers?

Somali Muslim Pirates

It took about a year and a half for the sole surviving pirate of the Maersk Alabama hijacking to be sentenced to 33 years in prison this week. How long for this new group? Why should they get a trial at all? This is a war. They should be shot in the legs and thrown into the sea as shark food. Really.

Those Muslim pirates will get their virgins, but the slain Americans should at least get a little justice.

Here is a video (h/t GWP) of the story after the initial hijacking. Notice it’s almost as if the media is blaming the couple themselves for not knowing pirates were in the area. Whenever Muslims are involved, it’s the victims of their crimes who somehow always get the blame.

Somali pirates hijack yacht with four Americans, Obama mulls

Somali pirates have struck again. This time they have hijacked a yacht and captured 4 Americans whom they intend to hold for ransom, or cut off their heads. The usual Muslim fare.

Multimillion dollar ransoms are fueling the trade, the Washington Times says, and the prices for releasing a ship and hostages have risen sharply.

Damn that inflation which Obama economists say isn’t happening.

One ransom last year was reported to be $9.5 million. Pirates currently hold 30 ships and more than 660 hostages, not counting the attack against the Quest.

Whoa! How many of those did we hear about on the state-run media?

Pirates have recently tied hostages upside down and dragged them in the sea, locked them in freezers, beaten them and used plastic ties around their genitals, the commander of the European Union anti-piracy force, Maj. Gen. Buster Howes told AP this month.

Good grief..!

Sounds like what the Liberals and union thugs in Madison are threatening to do to Gov. Scott Walker!

The Washington Times reports that the United States government said it was assessing possible responses, that Pirate-in-Chief Barack “Black Bart” Obama is “mulling”.

The captured yacht, The Quest, is the home of Jean and Scott Adam, a couple who has been sailing around the world since December 2004, according to a website the Adams keep.

Here is why Obama is probably not losing any sleep over the crisis.

The couple runs a Bible ministry, according to their website, and have been distributing Bibles to schools and churches in remote villages in areas including the Fiji Islands, Alaska, New Zealand, Central America and French Polynesia.

We know how fond of Christians and Bibles he is. 

Coincidentally, or not, you might recall the Maersk Alabama that was hijacked in April 2009. That was the one where Navy sharpshooter, President Barack Obama,  fired on pirates holding American Capt. Richard Phillips, killing two of them. At least that’s how the media almost made it sound.

Well, the only pirate to survive that U.S. rescue was Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, the pirate who was just sentenced to 33 years in prison this week. Guess who will probably be a part of any ransom deal if they don’t these pirates before hitting shore.