Rep. Ilhan Omar has publicly declared her support for a notorious organization known for its terrorist leadership and financing of terrorism. but uses phrases against America, Israel and Jewish people that resemble the lurid language used by Islamic jihadists in al Qaeda and al-Shabaab.
During her tenure with the Minneapolis City Council from 2013-15, Omar acknowledged that she was a friend of several young men who had joined al-Shabab, a Somali jihadist terror group allied with al-Qaeda.
Somali government and peacekeeping forces, need to protect @Hormuud and the Somali telecom industry as they make enormous contribution to the economy and provide vital services.
During my visit to Somalia in 2011, I was surprised by the quick evolution of technology in Somalia. https://t.co/u1vAht8sUo
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 25, 2019
Mrs. Omar has publicly called for the protection of Hormuud. Yet Hormuud Telecom has been mentioned as a sponsor of terrorism, not once, not twice, but many, many times.
The United Nations Security Council’s Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia, dated 20 July 2009, contained the following paragraphs involving the activities of Ahmed Nur Ali Jimale, his company Hormuud and his direct support for al-Shabaab, a jihadist militant Islamic terrorist group in Somalia (pages 10-11):
“Ali Ahmed Nur Jim’ale (Jim’ale) has served in leadership roles with the former Somali Council of Islamic Courts, also known as the Somali Islamic Courts Union, which was a radical-Islamist element. The most radical elements of the Somali Islamic Courts Union eventually formed the group known as al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab was listed for targeted sanctions in April 2010 by the United Nations Security Council committee established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 concerning Somalia and Eritrea (the “Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee”).
“According to the July 18, 2011 report of the Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee’s Monitoring Group (S/2011/433), Jim’ale is identified as a prominent businessman and figure in the al-Shabaab charcoal-sugar trading cycle and benefitting from privileged relationships with al-Shabaab.”
“Jim’ale is identified as one of al-Shabaab’s chief financiers and is ideologically aligned with al-Shabaab.”
Nine Christians marched off bus and shot for ‘refusing to recite Islamic prayer’
GUNMEN frogmarched nine Christians off a bus in Kenya and shot them because they refused to recite the Islamic Shahada, the statement of faith prayed by Muslims.
By Laura O’Callaghan, Dec 18, 2019
Members of al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based terrorist group, are believed to have been behind the attack which saw Christians passengers separated from their Muslim counterparts before being murdered. The militants pounced on a vehicle run by Medina Bus Company on December 6 as it travelled from Nairobi to the city of Mandera, close to the Somalia-Kenya border. The jihadists brought the coach to a stop near Kotulo area in Wajir County before boarding it, reports International Christian Concern.
Eleven Christians were targeted, nine of whom have been confirmed dead while the other two are unaccounted for.
The slain passengers who were shot at close range are not thought to have been from the local area.
Mayor of Mandera, Ali Roba, said in a statement: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the heinous bus attack near Kotulo, Wajir today around 5pm where 10 passengers were killed or are missing.
“I am informed that the suspected al-Shabaab fighters cowardly segregated non-locals heading to Mandera from Nairobi.
Al-Shabaab terrorists are believed to be responsible for the murder of nine Christians
“It is extremely sad and humanly disturbing to learn that, yet again, they segregated locals from non-locals before killing those they believed to be non-locals.”
A Kenyan police officer told ICC the attack happened 5km south of Kotulo, in an area called Maadathe.
ICC said the two missing passengers are presumed dead.
Gunmen shot nine Christians at close range, while two others remain missing
The latest tragedy echoes a similar attack on two Kenyan men last year who were killed by gunmen for failing to say Islamic prayers.
And in 2014, 28 teachers travelling to Nairobi for the Christmas holidays were killed after being forced to recite the Islamic statement of faith.
Last month al-Shabaab militants launched an attack on constructions workers in Mandera.
Gunmen ambushed a van carrying eight workmen as it travelled along the road linking Kotulo and Elwak-Kotulo.
All eight passengers escaped without injury.
Young Somali boys cheer behind an al-Shabaab jihadist
Christians are repeatedly being targeted by Islamic extremists in Kenya
Nathan Johnson, ICC’s regional manager for Africa, said Christians in Kenya are being singled out by jihadis at an alarming rate.
He said: “We pray for the families of the deceased and for peace to come to a region that has seen increased violence toward Christians who are just trying to survive.
Terror group al-Shabaab is based in Somalia
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