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March 08, 2011

An American Jihadi Killed In Somalia As Peter King Prepares Hearings on Muslim Extremism In America

Jammie Wearing Fool notes that the left is freaking out about these hearings -- swearing on a stack of Korans that there is no reason to suspect that American-born Muslims are becoming extremist -- just as the news comes that one of 20 American jihadists fighting to overthrow the American-backed Somali government has been killed.

The New York Times previously reported:

Some 8,500 miles from Alabama, on the eastern edge of Africa, he has become a key figure in one of the world’s most ruthless Islamist insurgencies. That guerrilla army, known as the Shabab, is fighting to overthrow the fragile American-backed Somali government. The rebels are known for beheading political enemies, chopping off the hands of thieves and stoning women accused of adultery. With help from Al Qaeda, they have managed to turn Somalia into an ever more popular destination for jihadis from around the world.

More than 20 of those fighters have come from the United States, many of them young Somali-Americans from a gritty part of Minneapolis. But it is Hammami who has put a contemporary face on the Shabab’s medieval tactics. In a recent propaganda video viewed by thousands on YouTube, he is shown leading a platoon of gun-toting rebels as a soundtrack of jihadi rap plays in the background.

He is identified by his nom de guerre, Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, “the American,” and speaks to the camera with a cool, almost eerie confidence. “We’re waiting for the enemy to come,” Hammami whispers, a smile crossing his face. Later he vows, “We’re going to kill all of them.”

...

Not long ago, the threat of American-bred terrorists seemed a distant one....

America is now at a watershed. In the last year, at least two dozen men in the United States have been charged with terrorism-related offenses.

That New York Times article is just over one year old. Apparently the left has shifted even further left since then, as liberal mouthpieces like the Eugene Robinson now claim that none of what you just read is true.


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