Another missing Somali refugee youth found?

Maybe, maybe not.  Yemeni security forces claim they have captured a Somali with American citzenship working with Al-qaida in Yemen yesterday.

A Somali with U.S. citizenship was captured in raids by Yemeni security forces in the restive south, the governor of the Yemeni province of Sanaa said Friday.

Sanaa Gov. Numaan Dowaid said the leadership of Yemen’s al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was hiding in Shabwah province in southern Yemen, though he couldn’t confirm their exact location, Yemen’s official Saba news agency reports.

Read the whole article, but what I have copied above is all they have on the American.  Stay tuned, maybe more news tomorrow.

Nuggets from the “celebration:” no more notification about HIV positive refugees

I was just now reading the Denver Post report about the State Department’s visit to Denver to hear the complaints there about the Refugee Resettlement program and it reminded me of a comment by a presenter at the 30th Anniversary “celebration” of the Refugee Act of 1980 I attended last Tuesday.

Do you remember me telling you that there is no longer a bar to immigrants entering the US who have HIV Aids?  Obama lifted the ban.  I mentioned the issue here.

Well, I’m sure it was panelist Mark Hetfield, VP at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society who remarked that although he was all in favor of the ban being lifted, he said it was too bad in some ways because now the refugee agencies don’t get any heads-up about which refugees have AIDS and thus can’t start them on treatment.  Oh great!

Caribbean World News: Supporters of DC March a who’s who of the Far left

Caribbean World News is a publication that won’t allow you to copy any of their text in order to quote them—a rare and rather suspicious ban I’m thinking.  But, oh well, see their story here in which they list some of the 700 (they say 700) groups behind the Open Borders/pro-Amnesty march scheduled for DC tomorrow. 

No surprise, the list is a veritable who’s who of  Far Left Socialist activists in the US.  Only the last one on the list—the US Conference of Catholic Bishops* is a bit of a surprise since they just this week said they weren’t “sponsoring” just providing Cardinal Mahoney for Mass—-hmmmm, so what is up with that?  Catholics take note of the Bishops compatriots in the list I’ve copied from this story:


Americas Voice

Casa de Maryland

Center for American Progress

Center for Community Change

Coalition for Humane Immigration Reform LA

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Fair Immigration Reform Movement

Mexican Americans for Immigration Reform

National Council of La Raza

National Immigration Forum

SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union)

United Farmworkers


And, last but not least!

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

For new readers you need to understand that the USCCB gets a large portion (approx. $60 million annually) of your tax dollars!

Canada: One of the Toronto missing Somali youths believed to be dead

One down and four or so to go.  Well, at least five had been identified here in a story we reported in December of last year about Toronto Somali, former refugees, who are believed to have gone to Somalia to learn the Jihad trade.

From the National Post:

A Toronto man has been killed in Somalia while fighting with the al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab, according to a message posted on the Internet.

The message, which accompanies a video posted on YouTube, identifies the man as “Mohamed al Muhajiri” and says he worshipped at the Abu Huraira Mosque in Toronto.

The death could not be verified last night.

It was first reported yesterday by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism research company that monitors extremist Internet sites.

The RCMP and CSIS have been investigating a half-dozen Somali-Canadians suspected of joining Al-Shabab last fall. Several of them worshipped at the Abu Huraira mosque.

The federal government announced last week it had outlawed Al-Shabab under the Anti-Terrorism Act because of concerns the group had been recruiting in the Somali-Canadian community.

Are they coming back with their newly acquired skills?

The Canadians who left Toronto last October have not been heard from since their disappearance, although one apparently called home to say he was in Kenya and was on his way to Somalia to fight.

Police fear the youths could receive training and indoctrination in Somalia and return to Canada and carry out terrorist attacks in either Canada or the United States.

For more on former refugees leaving Canada or the US to join radical Muslims in Africa or elsewhere, use our search function for “missing Somali youths” and it will probably take you a day to read everything we have written on the subject!

Canada: Somalis “young, angry, radicalized”

Canadian former refugees are fighting among all factions in Somalia.  From the National Post:

TORONTO – Somalia has long been one of Canada’s top sources of refugees. Between 1989 and 2006, it ranked fourth after Sri Lanka, Pakistan and China.
About 150,000 ethnic Somalis now live in Canada, the largest population outside Africa, according to a federal report released under the Access to Information Act.

Many Canadian Somalis, particularly those over age 30, maintain close ties to Somalia, said Ahmed Hussen, president of the Canadian Somali Congress.

“They will open businesses in their area, they will go and serve in political office for their clan, they might even fight for their militia,” Mr. Hussen said.

Canadians are active in all three major warring factions in Somalia: the Transitional Federal Government, Al-Shabab and the Sufigroup Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama.

Somalia’s interim prime minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, is a 49-year-old Canadian who studied political science at Carleton University in Ottawa.

At the same time, the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab, which is fighting to overthrow the government and impose Taliban-like extremist rule, has been recruiting Canadians, one of whom was reported killed this week.

Somali Canadians are also active in a relatively new player in Somalia’s seemingly never-ending armed conflict: Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama, a Sufi Muslim group that took up arms last year to fight Al-Shabab.

Edmonton taxi driver Sharaf Ali is an Ahlu Sunna supporter. He served on the board of directors of the United Cabbies Association of Edmonton and has debated Somali issues on the local campus radio station CJSR.

In January, some Canadian Somalis said they were shocked when photos appeared on the Internet showing Mr. Ali at the aftermath of a skirmish between Ahlu Sunna fighters and Al-Shabab militants.


“In Edmonton, most of the Somalis who are in Canada, not most of them but a lot of them, they are kind of pro-Al Shabab, unfortunately, and I don’t know why, these people are causing chaos situation in Somalia and they are linked to al-Qaeda.”

The government report, by Canada’s Integrated Threat Assessment Centre, said the doctrine of al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab has little appeal among Canadian Somalis, who are predominantly Sufi moderates.  [So much for government reports!]

What should Canada do? If they leave the country they don’t come back—dead or alive.  It is that simple.