Somali gangs on the move across Canada, guns coming from the US

This is a story mostly about Somali drug gangs in Canada (focusing on Edmonton where there have been many Somalis murdered in recent years), but there is some interesting information about the US as well,   Did you know that there is a Lewiston, Ohio and Somalis are moving there?

From the Vancouver Sun:

EDMONTON – Somali drug gangs appear to be highly mobile and loosely organized without the hierarchy of traditional criminal gangs, says Staff Sgt. Jim Peebles of Edmonton city police.

These gang members work a circuit — Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary to Fort McMurray and Ottawa, Peebles said in a recent interview, moving cocaine and guns around the country.

“The group is in Edmonton one day, then they turn up in Ft. McMurray and next week we see them in Toronto or Ottawa,” he said.

Guns are coming from the US and the gangs are highly mobile.

Police here believe gang guns are imported from Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio.

Unlike most criminal organizations, Somali gangs also don’t have strict territories they protect. The activity is “all commodity based,” he said. The fight is over selling more drugs or conflicts between new operators and established groups. Also, unlike street gangs that identify publicly with gang colours and membership rules, Somali gangs keep a low profile. Membership is not about establishing group identity but rather about getting fast cash, he said. “This is all driven by money.”

From the Minneapolis police, watch out Lewiston, Ohio!

As for guns, “it’s possible” guns move across the border to Canada from Minneapolis. Three guns stores were recently robbed by Somalis and only a few of the guns have turned up.

The Somali community is mobile, moving to where there are jobs, good public assistance, housing and an openness to immigrants, she (Officer Jeanine Brudunell, the Minneapolis police department’s liaison officer for East Africa communities) said. A group is now moving to the smaller community of Lewiston, Ohio, for instance, she said.

Interesting!  We all know that Lewiston, Maine was (still is!) a Somali magnet and now it is Lewiston, Ohio!   Doesn’t it make you wonder if a bunch of Somalis were saying go to Lewiston and they didn’t know there was more than one!

For new readers:

The US has admitted well over 100,000 Somali refugees to the US since the early 1990′s (they were trickling in in the 1980′s).   To check out the numbers visit this post, one of our most widely read posts over the last few years.   In FY2010 which ended September 30th the US State Department resettled 4,884 Somalis (here) to towns near you.  The “teen” would-be bomber in Oregon was one of the refugees.

Also, after being closed for nearly two years, the US State Department is on the verge (has been on the verge for months and months!)  of resuming the fraud-ridden family reunification program that admitted as many as 36,000 Somalis fraudulently to the US between 2003 and 2008.  See the latest on new regulations, here.

Now, also, Somalis are coming illegally across our borders and ironically asking for asylum because of the radical Islamic Jihadists (including Americans!) in Africa.

Uzbek “student” arrested in Alabama for threatening to kill Obama

Update August 14th:  Uzbek “student” pleads not guilty, here.

Once again, I’m behind in posting.  This story is now a few days old.   How many of you heard it on the national news?  I didn’t.  Every day we’ve heard about the US Army Muslim who went AWOL and planned a reenactment of the Fort Hood massacre, but nary a peep about this Muslim wanting to kill Obama.

(Update: Here is a tiny peep at the Washington Post four days ago, but LOL! the “M” word is missing.  Can you just see those Post editors saying, damn we have to mention the story but let’s leave anything incendiary out?  The Post surely had access to all the details from the US Attorney’s office in Alabama, here.)

This guy was here on a student visa (he didn’t come in the mystery shipment of extremist Muslim Uzbeks who were airlifted here against their will by the US State Department a few years ago and dubbed refugees.)*

Here is a tip to extremist Muslims (on student visas) who are here to do us harm—at least make some effort to go to school!  Not signing up for a  few college classes is a surefire tip-off to Homeland Security (of course the big question for the general public is, how long does it take the feds to figure out you aren’t in school?).

I thought Muslims liked Obama?

From the Birmingham News:

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — An Uzbekistan native was indicted by a federal grand jury today for threatening the life of President Barack Obama and illegally possessing weapons, including a fully automatic weapon and a grenade, federal authorities announced.

Ulugbek Kodirov, 21, of Uzbekistan, was charged with four counts of threatening the president – on July 9, July 10, July 11 and July 13. He also was charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and unlawfully possessing a fully automatic weapon. Both of those weapons counts refer to a Sendra Corporation Model M15-A1 rifle which he bought from undercover law enforcement agents before his arrest on July 13, according to court documents.

The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, also charges Kodirov with receiving and possessing an unregistered grenade on July 13. He had four grenades, but the powder was not in them, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A very strict Muslim

According to an affidavit by a Secret Service agent supporting issuance of the search warrant, Kodirov had contacted an FBI confidential reliable source on July 9 and July 10 and made an inquiry “regarding possible ways to kill President Obama, including shooting the President from a long distance, and asked the CS#1 (confidential source) to assist him.”

“Kodirov further stated that he did not care if he lost his own life killing President Obama,” according to the search warrant.

Kodirov told a second confidential source on or about July 11 that he wished to kill Obama. That second confidential source said that Kodirov was a “very strict Muslim, who has previously expressed support for Islamic extremists.” That second source also stated that Kodirov views Jihadist websites.

Came to the US in 2009 on a student visa!  (you know, another one of those LEGAL immigration programs)

Kodirov came to the United States in June 2009 and remained in the country on a student visa. His student visa was revoked April 1, 2010, for failure to enroll in school, according to the arrest affidavit.

* At some point I need to look more closely at the case of the Uzbek refugee airlift to the US in the wake of the Andijan uprising.  In a thumbnail, Uzbekistan’s President is a secular Muslim (if there is such a thing) and a group of fundamentalist Muslims were working on an uprising, so supposedly government soldiers, at President Islam Karimov’s direction, open-fired on a demonstration and killed many (the 2005 Andijan massacre).  The survivors went to nearby countries to escape and thus became “refugees.”

Please remember this is a very simplified version of events.  So, they were designated refugees but wished to stay in Europe (they were initially taken to camps there and wanted to stay near their families still in Uzbekistan).  The US State Department, in its infinite wisdom, said, NO, we are taking you to American towns and cities and dropping you off whether you like it or not!  So, we actually expedited the process and flew an unknown number to your neighborhoods.

We first learned about the  Refugee Program as a strategic political weapon when we looked into this story (here) about a couple of Uzbek young men who died mysteriously in Boise, ID.   Somehow, maybe for access to their airbase, we were helping solve Uzbekistan’s little problem by just removing the people.  Heck we are doing it with the Burmese, the Bhutanese, the Bosnians, the Iraqis, and the Meshketian Turks (others too, those are just some off the top of my head).  We will just bring them to the magical American melting pot and help solve some other government’s problem!

It’s a win-win-win-win!  The caring class will be happy for more refugees to love, the governments we help with their problems will be happy, the federal resettlement contractors will be happy to keep their money coming in, and the Democrats will be happy with new voters!  Only the American taxpayer loses—both in personal security and in the pocketbook!