Somali Muslims from Minneapolis rounded up in The Netherlands…….. Get it? No? Think global jihad.
This article actually identifies the "terrorists" as "Islamic extremists," but only does so in the seventh paragraph.
Now, why does this matter? Why should it be mentioned at all?
Because the more we remain in denial about the source and nature of the
problem, the harder it will be to solve.
"Alleged Somali recruiter arrested, linked to Minnesota," by James Walsh and Richard Meryhew for the Star Tribune, November 11
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A 43-year-old Somali man from Minneapolis was arrested this
week in the Netherlands for allegedly financing the recruitment of up
to 20 young Somali men from Minnesota to train and fight with
terrorists in their homeland….
The identity of the man, who was arrested Sunday at an
asylum-seeker's center 45 miles northeast of Amsterdam, was not
released. But Special Agent E.K. Wilson of the Minneapolis FBI office
confirmed Tuesday that the man was arrested in connection with the
ongoing counterterrorism investigation that began here when young men
began disappearing in 2007.
"We are aware of this individual and of this arrest. And it is tied
to our ongoing Minneapolis investigation," Wilson said. "We are and
have been working closely with Dutch authorities through our legal
attaché office in Brussels and coordinating with the Department of
Justice Office of International Affairs."
Dutch prosecutors said in a statement that the man lived in
Minneapolis before leaving the United States in November 2008 and
arrived in the Netherlands about one month later.
The statement said American authorities asked for the man's arrest
and are seeking to have him extradited. Wilson said he could not
confirm or deny that.
According to the Dutch statement, U.S. prosecutors suspect the man
of bankrolling the purchase of weapons for Islamic extremists and
helping other Somalis travel to Somalia in 2007 and 2008….
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