MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Somali officials say the man believed to be responsible for the deaths of 10 people in an alleged suicide bombing was from Minneapolis.

A Somali militant group posted a recording online, they claim was made by an American citizen who blew himself up during a suicide attack on an African Union base.

The attack happened Saturday and at least 10 people were killed.

Omar Jamal, the first secretary of the Somali Mission, said that the event marks at least the fourth time a Somali American has carried out suicide bombing in Somalia.

He said the bomber was a teenager when he left Minneapolis in November of 2008. Jamal said there is enormous support for Al Shabab, the somali-based terror group, here in Minnesota.

FBI PIO Agent Kyle Loven said they are aware of the situation in Somalia regarding the terrorist attack and are currently waiting for DNA results of the bomber. Once the bomber is positively identified, the FBI will move forward in their investigation.

Comments (59)
  1. Melting Pot says:

    It’s only a matter of time before these home bread terrorists strike here.

    1. jjan says:

      how do you terrorize bread?

      1. Dr Oz says:

        Well lets see. Get a loaf of bread and put some honey on it. Then put it in front of an morbidly obese piggy like jjan. It should be scared for it’s life.

        1. jjan says:

          You’re right and I apologise for the word police comment. Hey I’m trying to lose weight. Only 100 lbs to go. Oink.

      2. Skippy says:

        With a big glob of PB&J

    2. just sayin says:



  2. sickntired says:

    Send them all to their homeland, this country is not safe with them here. MN is especially vulnerable, they work all over in MPLS. They need to go home

    1. sad but true says:

      I can’t believe they said a ” Minneapolis man “…are you kidding me. The only reason he is a described ” Minneapolis man ” is thanks to his church group and the Liberals who sponsored/brought him here!!!!…..Down with the camel!!!!

      1. sad but true says:

        …..I mean, we’re bringing in the camels, bringing in the monkeys….what’s up?…is Minnesota becoming a petting zoo?

        1. Sad indeed says:

          Forget the camels and “monkeys”. Judging by all the oinking coming from you and others in this dimly lit echo chamber, I’d say there are racist pigs enough in this community to account for your zoo impressions.

          Were it up to me, I’d hogtie you like the squealing little piggy you are, then truck you to Maine, then kick you into some gore-drenched, deep-sea fishing vessel, then ship you out, then uncerimoniously dump you into the North Atlantic. Because 70 years ago, honking, hissing, goose-stepping Nazis were comparing Jews to monkeys, and who would deny that the world would have been a better place had someone driven that gaggle of imbeciles off of the world stage?

          I’ll NEVER understand why people like you are so cavalier about peddling the kind of dehumanizing filth that justifies genocidal policies in less enlightened places in the world. When did people stop regarding prejudice as a badge of shame? When did ethnic and racial stereotyping become acceptable? Did you root for the whip-wielding slaveholders in Roots? Did you root for the pistol-whipping Nazis in Schindlers List?If it was wrong for the slaveowner to dehumanize the slave, and for the Nazi to dehumanize the Jew, why isn’t wrong for you to dehumanize racial and ethnic minorities in our own community?

          1. jackactionhero says:

            Wait. So you’re saying Somalians are good people, just misunderstood?

            Yeah right!

            1. sad but true says:

              @ sad indeed

              Tough internet guy there!

  3. tbone says:

    And they want us to accept them and their culture. I think not

  4. TL the alligator says:

    if only one American life is lost here on our home turf because the Somalians were allowed to come here than it becomes a very very bad idea to let even one of them come here……i predict that it WILL happen and i also am of the opinion that it was a collassal mistake to let so dam many of them to come and settle in this city…..they are a HUGE burden to our system and its we the taxpayers who are footing this bill…..i say send 90% of them back to somalia.

  5. liam Gilmorasy says:

    You can’t send 35,000 people back to their “homeland”, especially when they don’t want to go back.
    This really amounts to an incredible error on the part of the charitable organizations that helped bring them over and yet refused to act as proper sponsors for them.
    This is an error of nightmarish proportions.
    The fact that they choose not to assimilate into anything recognizable as what we consider functionally North American (Eurocentric or at least rational thinking by “Western standards”) will spell miserable issues down the road.
    It may not be terrorist events here in the U.S. but it does represent a growing population that does not with this country well other than the material resources they can glean from it.
    A huge mistake.

    1. Reailty says:

      Yes you can. I would even be willing to help build the boat to ship them back to Somalia. We can call the boat Amistad. I find having all these foreigners in this country as a national security threat. They will change this country to there beliefs over time. Look at how the Muslims are spreading all over the world.

    2. josie says:

      Find out where your Church’s dollars are going before you contribute. If the Churches have no extra money, who will sponser Immigrants? Once they are here, even though they hate us, they will not leave.

    3. KICK THEM OUT says:

      Yes you can. A barley air worthy plane with some old bed sheets for chutes and kick them out the door

    4. markH says:

      @ Liam Gilmosarasy- “charitable organizations” is simply a euphemism for organized religion (read: Christianity). These are the same people who pollute the innocent minds of young children with tales of human sacrifice, the eating of flesh and drinking of blood, the idea that they should love an unseen entity who will punish them forever if they do not believe…I could go on and on and on. We do NOT need religion anymore and we must outgrow this ridiculous nonsense or it will eventually be the end of our species. I’m not beating up on Christians here either-Jew, Christian, Muslim, whatever-it’s all ridiculousness that has poisoned us for far too long. Peace.

      1. jackactionhero says:

        “Amen” markH

  6. skinny says:

    That how cull dumb American..let those people in here,,,give them food, job, freedom and then..they are go back killed you…hahaha..

    Guess what….result just came out last week population of Somalian…growing in Minnesota…so have fun…more young somali will be suside bomb….

  7. coco says:

    Guess what…

    Riverside where mostly Somalian..living …currently renovation…and it pay by taxpayer,,,so they are live free, pay tax low and has time think how killed American..

    Wake up would you

    1. coco loco says:

      What? Is English a second or third or maybe something very much lower language? Please rephrase.

  8. fred says:

    thank you church groups…..your ticket to heaven is everybody else`s ticket to hell

    1. mel says:

      Can you tell me which church groups are sponsoring these terrorists so I can send them a letter?

      1. gh says:

        There are 2 reasons for the Somali population in Mn.: One there are active Volag’s (voluntary organizations) such as Luthern Social Service, Catholic Charities and World Relief Minnesota that have brought them here. They are well organized and aggressive. Two: Mn. has a lenient welfare system with many benefits available to immigrant populations.

        1. josie says:

          A lot of these Immigrants are Muslims and believe in having more than 1 wife, so guess what, the extra wives have no spouse and do get welfare.

        2. Sammy says:

          How right you are! And don’t forget that if the man does not think his wife is faithful, he can kill her out in an open parking lot during shift change right under the window where your elderly relative lives?

  9. The Crux of the Buscuit says:

    More people have died in the United States at the hands of right-wing terror groups than by Somali hands. Anyone here heard of the KKK before? The militia movements? (Timothy McVie in Oklahoma City) It was an attack on an African Union base. There is a civil war being fought in Somalia. No central government, just tribal gangs. Get a clue all you inbred racists hate-filled fools. ‘Christians’ many of you no doubt…….

    1. Jake says:

      Give them time….I think that they are just getting warmed up. If you don’t know why McVeigh did what he did, then your point is moot.

      1. Steve says:

        In your line of thinking if the occupy wall street took out the day care of the super rich that would be permissible. Murder is murder. Condoning murder shows you for the vile person you are.

    2. limp biscuit says:

      Mr. biscuit, get some fresh air or get laid. You are a up tight piece of work.

    3. censored says:

      -the sound of crickets-

    4. lis says:

      Um, I think you forgot to mention 9/11. Oh wait, that wouldn’t support your viewpoint. Never mind.

      1. Steve says:

        Of wait lis (little intelligence seen?) No one would ever accuse Al Qaeda of being left wing as it is fundamentalist Islam

    5. josie says:

      Go back to bed, The Crux, and cover up your head, you are clueless.

    6. Cromulent says:

      Racist? I wasn’t aware that Islam was a race. Maybe I’m wrong; why don’t you enlighten me? I’d really like to understand how criticizing Islam is racist.

      1. right back says:

        No you are right Islam is not a race it is a religion.

    7. markH says:

      Why yes, the KKK has its roots as a Christian white supremacy group who believed (not unlike the Mormons until 1969) that black people were inferior and could not “inherit the kingdom of God.” Religion; once again-thanks for everything.

  10. get real says:

    Kevin, your ancestors were Irish. At war now for how many years? Violent? Get back on your forklift son.

    1. Kevin says:

      Your right..the Hmong and Somalians are very peaceful…..go ask any Wisconsin hunter…..

      1. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

        Say…I didnt know the Irish flew planes into buildings and blew themselves up…..or went on violent rampages shoot unarmed hunters……Oh and I drive a forklift you pus*y….you got a problem with that come meet me and I shove your head up your a**….

        1. no guts says:

          Take some risk and move up in life you whimp. Forklift, geeeez.

          1. The REAL, real Jake says:

            Forklift drivers make more money than most teachers. BTW “…move up in life you whimp. Forklift, geeeez.” The irony; ” forklift…move up in life…” see what was done there?

            1. rich school teacher says:

              Wow, what an accomplishment Jake. Whoopie.

  11. kaiwhi says:

    Of course they’re from Minnesota. We have the largest number of Somali’s living in Hennepin and Ramsey counties than anywhere else in the country. Wake up people. There are violent people in every population – including Americans. HOWEVER…

  12. Send all of them back to Somalia and take the Vikings with them says:

    They are the most disgusting people to inhabit the earth. Send them all back to pirate land and let them be fish food.

    1. Fed Up says:

      “Send all of them back to Somalia and take the Vikings with them”

      Best comment. I completely agree.

  13. Bob says:

    I am sorry but I cannot imagine why the US would want to import people from the middle east. The only people I can think of remotely worthy to come here are persecuted minorities like Armenians, Sudanese Christians, Kurds and the like. But Somali? Why them of all the people on earth? Our immigration policy makes no sense at all.

  14. Fed Up says:

    I’m not surprised the Somalian suicide bomber was from Minneapolis. Minnesota begs for Somalians to move here and promises them free aid, including money, rent, food, medical, schooling and daycare. All because the MN govt is greedy for the tax incentives. No wonder MN has more Somalians than any other state. Are the Somalians grateful? Nope. They’re very rude and care about nobody but themselves… especially the women.

  15. Rags says:

    Revoke all their phony citizenship papers. They swore false oaths and lied. They hate us, want to destroy us, and would prefer to go “home”. Send them all home.

  16. fedup says:

    I just wish they (the MSM/press) would stop calling them suicide bombers, and call them what they truly are…HOMICIDE bombers/murderers.
    Their primary goal is NOT to kill themselves, but those around them.

  17. fckn taxi drivers says:

    It will be too late once Minnesota wakes up. They already control MSP airport.

  18. josie says:

    Besides the Somalians, America is full of Immigrants who’s hearts still belong to their Mother countries. What would happen if a Country whose Immigrants live here declared war on us, would we be safe here?

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