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For more than a year, I have predicted that the al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab, would create a shock wave event - an attention grabber that will catapult them to the major Jihad stage. They did just that in Nairobi. In a despicable display of terror mayhem, approximately 70 (as of this writing)were murdered by terrorists in the WESTGATE SHOPPING MALL IN Nairobi, Kenya....with more than 200 injured with a three-day hostage-terrorist-police standoff. The terrorist group, al-Shabaab took responsibility. Al-Shabaab, which links to al-Qaeda originate in Somalia. They are known for recruiting young Americans, with or without Somali heritage, to Jihad. Several young men have suddenly left their families and homes in Minneapolis to join the Jihad. Some have already died for the Jihad. What we know about Somalis: Somali is one of the most worn torn, impoverished places on earth. There are estimates of 150,000 Somali refugees in the United States. According to Jerry Gordon in an article entitled, "Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Nairobi Mall Swarming Attack," this attack is illustrative of a WARNING ISSUED by al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawihiri on 9/11/13 about a series of small but stunning attacks on Western assets including the United States." We have learned that some of the attackers hold American passports. Clare Lopez, Counter-terrorism expert and Sr. Fellow with the Center for Security Policy and Fellow with Clarion states, "it is very possible that these terrorists could, would and do come back and forth to the United States having United States passports without any difficulty." Moreover, there are large concentrations of Somali refugees in Phoenix, Minneapolis, Georgia, Seattle, San Diego, Columbus, Nashville and Salt Lake Cities. A recent report estimated that the Somali emigre community has sent an estimated $215 million in remittances back to Somalia. There are NINE major refugee resettlement organizations with approximately 450 affiliated organizations throughout the country: US Conference of Catholic Bishops; Lutheran Immigrant Aid Society; International Rescue Committee; World Relief Corporation; Immigrant and Refugee Services of America; Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; Church World Service; Domestic and Foreign Missionary Service of the Episcopal Church of the USA; Ethiopian Community Development Center. These agencies, and others, receive their financial support from the United Nations - Up to $10,000 per family. In short order: there is big business in refugee resettlement.
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Dr. Raymond Stock
Dr. Stock, a Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, lived in Cairo for 20 years (1990-2010). Former visiting assistant professior of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Drew University (2010-2011). Published in Harper's Magazine, International Herald Tribune, London Magazine, Middle East Quarterly, PJ Media and Fox News Opinion.
Update on Egypt; status of the Muslim Brotherhood; Crackdown.
Dr. Fady Gergis reported from Cairo that the Muslim Brotherhood continues to disrupt transportation & last Wednesday planted a bomb in the Cairo subway system (found and did not explode).
- Raymond Stoc