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September 23, 2013

As Kenya Mall Massacre Death Toll Climbs to 68, Al-Shabaab Claims Three Americans Are Among the Terrorists

Topics: Al-Shabaab, Kenya terrorism

The Al-Qaeda affiliated terror group Al-Shabaab is claiming that there are three American gunmen among the Islamists in a standoff at the Westage Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The Al-Qaeda affiliate even tweeted their names: Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, "native" of St. Paul, MN, Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, and Gen Mustafe Noorudiin, 27, of Kansas City, MO. At least 68 have been killed and over 175 wounded. About 10 people are believed to still be held hostage.

From Bridget Johnson at the PJ Tatler:

The Somali al-Qaeda affiliate tweeted a series of names on its latest account before Twitter against suspended the group. Al-Shabaab has been creating new accounts each time they get shut down but a movement of pro-Kenyan tweeters has been tracking down the new accounts and complaining to Twitter.

"We received permission to disclose the names of our mujahideen inside #Westgate," their latest account tweeted.

They proceeded to tweet the names one by one, including Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, "native" of St. Paul, Minn., Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, and Gen Mustafe Noorudiin, 27, of Kansas City, Mo.

Al-Shabaab recently released a PR video targeted at Somali-Americans in Minnesota, trying to lure them to jihad as more than two dozen have already done so through the state's "terror pipeline." Three Americans -- Abdisalan Hussein Ali, Farah Mohamed Beledi and Shirwa Ahmed -- from Minnesota have been suicide bombers for Al-Shabaab in a series of attacks in Mogadishu over the past few years.

Other gunmen were named as being from locations such as Finland, Canada, the UK., Somalia and Kenya. None of the names were female, even though witnesses reported a white woman among the shooters.

As Robert Spencer so aptly points out over at Jihad Watch, if it turns out to be true that American Muslims are among the terrorists, it will raise important questions about what the mosques these men attended are preaching and teaching, and what law enforcement was doing among Muslims in the areas from which they came. The only problem is that no one will ask those questions.

Posted by Hyscience at September 23, 2013 1:40 PM

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