This is an AP story from yesterday which I should have posted then but had no time. So who knows, as fast as this story is going, it may be outdated already. I notice that Somali mouthpiece, Omar Jamal, is now on the same page as the family in saying that Burhan Hassan was shot in the head by his “friends” in al Shabaab and didn’t die in artillery fire.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Burhan Hassan was an infant when he left his homeland of Somalia. He grew up American, a bright student with dreams of becoming a doctor or lawyer. But now his family is trying to find out why the 18-year-old was killed under mysterious circumstances in Somalia.
Hassan was one of about a dozen young Somali men who have gone missing from the Minneapolis area over the last couple years – recruited, their families say, by radical elements in Somalia. Relatives said they learned Friday that he had been killed and buried in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, but they had few details.
“We believe he was killed because he would have been a key person in the investigation into the recruitment (of young Somali men) here in Minneapolis,” said Hassan’s uncle, Abdirizak Bihi. Bihi said his nephew was found shot in the head in an open area of the city.
Digressing a bit for new readers who might be just today coming to Refugee Resettlement Watch for the first time. This boy came to America with his family as a refugee.* The American taxpayer has been taking care of his needs. He came here as a tiny child and doesn’t even speak the Somali language. He was raised in America—wore baggy jeans and wanted to go to Harvard so we are told. However, he did not assimilate. It is worthwhile noting that the pull of the Islamic supremacism ideology is greater than the rewards of living a free and good life in America and having stuff!
Ironically he might have died as a toddler in Somalia had we not plucked him from a camp in Kenya, fed and clothed him so he could go back and kill people for Allah.
Back to the AP story:
Bihi, Hassan’s uncle, has said that Hassan called home from time to time but the calls were short and cryptic. When family members asked Hassan what he was doing, the teen quickly ended the phone conversation.
Bihi said the teenager, who was in poor physical shape, had been sick – possibly with malaria – and that his family had been working to try to bring Hassan to the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Bihi said the family suspected that Hassan was killed by members of al-Shabab.
CAIR wants answers! What a joke, CAIR knows exactly what is going on. How dare they make demands. The implication here by Ms. Islam is that somehow our big bad FBI is being mean to the grieving Somali “community.”
“The community really wants answers, and it seems it’s taking longer and longer,” said Taneeza Islam, civil rights director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota.
Omar ‘Jesse Jackson’ Jamal:
I see that Omar Jamal is quoted again. Will you ‘state run media’ types quit asking him for comment. He should have been deported years ago. Instead he sets up a one man operation called the Somali Justice Advocacy Center and reporters flock to him. How about if you reporters start investigating his “Advocacy Center.” He says it’s a non-profit group but there is no record of that. Who is funding him?
Jamal said there is a concern Hassan was killed because of plans to return to the U.S., and he noted others are still unaccounted for. “Someone ought to be held accountable for this,” he said.
Previous posts on the death of Burhan Hassan are here and here.
To new readers: To follow the whole saga of the missing former Somali refugees go here. Also:
* The US State Department has admitted over 80,000 Somali refugees to the US in the last 25 years and then last year had to suspend family reunification because widespread immigration fraud was revealed through DNA testing.