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Muslim woman strip-searched at Chicago’s OHare airport - March 13, 2009, 10:46 AM

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/ja...chic-j21.shtml


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March 13, 2009, 10:52 AM

You might be a terrorist if...

...Your Muslim


Hmmm, doesn't seem to be as funny if Jeff Foxworthy isn't saying it...

It's tough these days, when I go to the airport. If I wear a polo shirt with nice jeans and clean shoes, I walk on through. If I'm wearing my band T-shirts (Slipknot, Mushroomhead, (hed) pe, Metallica) so far, I have gotten stopped and they search through my entire bag, pulling out my underwear, making sure everything I own is clean, they run their little white pads over my stuff to look for bomb residue... It sucks! I've never been sexually violated or strip searched but isn't that a social profile of discrimination as well...

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Oh Goody another thread. Please note the date of that article of January 2002 which was shortly after 9/11 and people were in a state of paranoia.

Clearly this article was dug up and posted here 7 years after the fact with the intention to

Tread with caution people. You are once again being baited. If you want to debate it and have an intelligent conversation no problem, but I promise you if this thing gets racist or ugly it will be closed!


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March 13, 2009, 10:56 AM

Well I would like to know what promoted the search. Was she wearing something that she could hide a bomb. Did she refuse the wands did she refuse to do something they asked? Was an alert out for a suspected bomb threat by a women. I am not saying what they did was right I am saying I would like to hear both sides..
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March 13, 2009, 11:38 AM

damn, honestly i didn't even read the date of the article... wonder what ended up happening with the case


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damn, honestly i didn't even read the date of the article...
Did you even read the article itself? Or just catch the title and decide to link it here? In the 5th paragraph (short paragraphs too) It talks about her involvement in a recent press conference, date Nov 7, 2001.


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You can get more recent articles on the ACLU fighting for rights. Sometimes good, sometimes bad.

The ACLU has sued the US government on behalf of known terrorists that have actually carried out an attack saying their civil rights were violated, even though they killed many people.


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Want to talk about homegrown terrorism? Lets talk about our prison system and the Somali Communitites that have children missing after going to Mosque programs in their communities.


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....Masjid not Mosque
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Abubakar As-Sadique Mosque

It is listed and referred to by the Minneapolis Somali Community as a Mosque.


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It is listed and referred to by the Minneapolis Somali Community as a Mosque.
I know, i'll straighten them out next time I visit them too...
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Tell them to stop taking away Somali-American children too.


US officials investigate suspected terror recruitment in Minnesota

FBI takes look at group reportedly linked to al-Qaida in cases of 20 men who have turned up in Somalia

Minneapolis has become the focus of a wide-ranging FBI investigation into a terrorist group's recruitment of young immigrant men for service in Somalia's ethnic and religious warfare.

The group, Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida offshoot, is suspected of being involved in the disappearance of as many as 20 young Somali-Americans who have vanished from their homes in the Minneapolis-St Paul area of Minnesota and turned up with the radical Islamist group in Somalia.

Federal counterterrorism officials told a US Senate committee yesterday that the recruitment represents a potential security threat to the United States. If recruits were to be indoctrinated abroad and later returned to America, they could "provide al-Qaida with trained extremists inside the United States", said Andrew Liepman, deputy director of intelligence in the National Counterterrorism Centre of the Directorate of Intelligence.

"We have seen al-Qaida franchise itself around the world," said Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Connecticut independent who chairs the committee. But he also said there is no evidence of the radicalisation of the Somali-American community generally.

Philip Mudd, an assistant director of the FBI's National Security Branch, said that the mostly impressionable youths recruited in Minnesota and in other Somali communities around the US seem more likely to become "cannon fodder" than high-level terrorist operatives. Mudd told the committee that some recruits are as young as 12 years old.

The concerns were highlighted by the case of Shirwa Ahmed, a 27-year-old college student from Minneapolis who is believed to be the first US citizen to become a suicide bomber. Ahmed blew himself up in Somalia in October in an attack that killed up to 30 people.

The homeland security committee investigating recruitments heard yesterday from two leaders of the Twin Cities Somali community. Osman Ahmed said his suspicions were first aroused one day last November, when school officials in Minneapolis reported that his nephew, Burhan Hassan, a good student at Roosevelt High, had missed all his classes.

"That, to us, sounded strange," Ahmed testified. "We were stunned."

Ahmed, president of the Riverside Plaza Tenants Association in Minneapolis, testified alongside Abdirahman Mukhtar, a youth programme manager at the Brian Coyle Community Centre, which serves as a resettlement hub for the city's growing Somali community.

It's a community that was deeply shocked by the story of Shirwa Ahmed, said Mukhtar, who went to Roosevelt High with the deceased bomber. "It goes against Somali culture," said Mukhtar. "It is also inherently anti-Islamic."

Despite the alarm, both Somali and US officials say the problem represents the anguish of a few vulnerable youths, not the radicalisation of the broader Somali community, which numbers more than 100,000 in the Twin Cities.

"Somali youth talk more about March Madness [the US college basketball tournament], Kobe Bryant, and the NFL draft than they do about Shirwa," Mukhtar told the Senate homeland security committee. "Many do not know much about him."

While cases like Shirwa Ahmed's and Burhan Hassan's have made Minneapolis the focus of the FBI's investigation, Somali youths have also been recruited in Columbus, Ohio and larger cities such as Seattle and San Diego.

Lieberman said the problem illustrates not only the stresses within the immigrant community, but also the decentralisation of the global jihadist movement.

Foot-soldiers from America and other western countries are "a public relations bonanza for them," testified Liepman, of the National Counterterrorism Centre of the Directorate of Intelligence.

While the relatively inexperienced Somali-American youths are of limited value as rank-and-file militia in Somalia, they possess American passports and represent a potential security threat for the United States.

But some experts caution that Al-Shabab's focus so far has been on Somalia and the US-backed Ethiopian forces that have been occupying the war-torn nation.

"The threat requires careful law enforcement, but should not be overblown," said Ken Menkhaus, a political scientist who has researched Somalia at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Local and federal law enforcement officials say they have been focusing on the group's recruitment and fundraising activities in Minnesota. But fear of getting their kids into trouble has prevented some Somali parents from cooperating with US investigators. "It's a very closed community," Mudd said.

According to Osman Ahmed, one of the first to cooperate with authorities, speaking openly has also invited the wrath of other Somali leaders who fear that the publicity will damage their community.

"We have been threatened for just speaking out," said Osman Ahmed. Some Somalis, he said, fear that if they talk to the FBI, they or their children will be sent to Guantánamo as suspected terrorists.

Those youths who disappeared, like his nephew, also appear to have been brainwashed with fear and misinformation, he said. He said the story of his nephew is typical.

Burhan Hassan, 17, was an infant when his family fled Somalia. But to stay in touch with the culture of his parents, he studied Islam at the Abu-Bakar As-Saddique mosque in Minneapolis. There, Osman Ahmed said, his nephew appears to have made contact with a "minority group" that exposed his nephew to extremist ideologies.

Osman Ahmed said that while he is not blaming the mosque itself, "these kids have no perception of Somalia except the one that was formed in their minds by their teachers at the Abu-Bakar Centre."

Mosque officials have denied teaching violence or encouraging young Somalis to take part in the fighting in their homeland.


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STFU! Talk to me in person ( u got my # ) if u want to know what I think and what we're going thru about this subject...i don't feel like typing it.
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