Minnesota Somalis Concerned After Thwarted Terror Plot In Kansas

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Three men in Kansas have been charged with trying to bomb an apartment complex, home to Somali immigrants.

The men had allegedly plotted the attack for an apartment in Garden City, Kansas. It was scheduled to happen the day after the election in November.

News of the plot has sent shockwaves through the Somali community here at home. The Twin Cities are home to the largest Somali population in America.

“We don’t want anyone to be affected by any type of violence,” Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter coordinator Abubakar Osman said.

Osman says while Islamophobia is nothing new, today’s political rhetoric he believes has heightened anti-Muslim feelings.

“We track certain numbers of hate crimes and any type of anti-Muslim attacks happening and we’re on pace to be the second highest year in the country,” he said.

Omar Jamal, from St. Paul, feels conflicting emotions over the arrest of the three men in the attempted Kansas attack. He fears an attack happening in Minnesota but he’s also thankful that the FBI was diligent in their months long investigation. He says keeping all communities safe will take changing the conversation

“You have democrats who are much too lenient about the problem,” Jamal said. “Then you have republicans who are too extreme.”

Prosecutors say the three men charged are part of a militia group that calls itself “The Crusaders”. They say they are anti government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant.

The three men are due in court on Monday.

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One Comment

  1. Rob says:

    “You have democrats who are much too lenient about the problem,” Jamal said. “Then you have republicans who are too extreme.”

    Why don’t you go home if you don’t like it here?

    Really? Why?

    1. bulldog says:

      “Why don’t you go home?”, you really don’t get how ridiculous that statement is, do you.

      Just because your ancestors came here before this guy’s, doesn’t make you any better, doesn’t give you more rights.

      Maybe my people don’t approve of people called “Rob”, are you leaving yet?

      1. Robert K Thornquist says:

        Likely HIS ancestors PAID THEIR OWN WAY here, came through via the standard portal. These Somalis are IMPORTED out of refugee camps by the STATE DEPARTMENT and dumped in middle America.

        1. Dan Mack says:

          Hey easy there. Terrorists supported and imported to the Socialist Welfare Village by the the Clintons cannot be faulted. They deserve and are entitled to your respect and taxes. They are an essential part of our professional unwed babymomma breeding program and speed the eradication of capitalism and private enterprise. That is as it should be; and we are grateful to have them here in the Socialist Welfare Village.

          1. Thomas Evenstad says:

            Right you are Danno. Remember when we escaped persecution for being gay by leaving Brainerd? Same thing. We paid our own way here and now we can use our scented Vaseline without contempt. Are you ready for our next gay orgy? Your house right? How many can you handle?

        2. bulldog says:

          So, you don’t have a problem with who they are, you have a problem with how they got here, is that what you’re saying?

          Well, remember refugees have been coming to this country since the Pilgrims fled religious persecution, but the first official refugee legislation came in 1948 after we had taken in about 250,000 European refugees displaced by World War II, that allowed for an additional 400,000 Europeans to be admitted in following years and later laws allowed for people fleeing communism in the 1960’s.

          When Saigon fell in 1975 we were faced with dealing with hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees, the Refugee Act of 1980 standardized refugee services for all since.

          Should the Somalis have been dealt with differently, and if so, can you explain why?

          1. Dan Mack says:

            bullfrog, I am shocked you feel a need to justify anything to those detractors of the Socialist Welfare Village. The great Welfare Village clan leaders, the Kennedys, did all that before you. Here in the Welfare Village we could care less about who gets preferential treatment and is imported to Minnesota for immediate placement onto our welfare roles, and given EBT cards , subsidized housing , cash , interpreters, legal aid, social services, and free medical care, as long as they are prodigious breeders, dependent on the government, and support the Socialist Welfare party in our No-ID required elections. That is why we have open borders. We could never have changed the demographics enough to over-through capitalism and free enterprise with those old exclusionary requirements imposed on actual immigrants; of being of good moral character, allegiance to the United States, and have binding legal contracts assuring they would not become public charges. We urge you to vote as many times as you wish this fall for Hillary, and our affiliated Socialist Welfare Party leaders. No-ID required. We want to be as inclusive as possible so it doesn’t matter which country you are a citizen of, or even if you are a legal resident, we do not care – Vote early, Vote often this fall in Minnesota.

            1. Janine Carlson says:

              Thanks for the early Sunday morning laughs!!!!!

            2. Thomas Evenstad says:

              Oh Danno, forgot to mention. Leave the piercings off this time. Remember how they got caught on Devon’s braces?

          2. S Strand says:

            After knowing and working with many Vietnamese, I can’t recall any of them going back to Viet Nam to learn how to return to the USA, and murder the citizens that enbled them to love in freedom. They Highly intelligent people, with strong work ethics.

            1. S Strand says:

              My comment meant to say, To live in freedom. Trying to get a comment on this site is always difficult. Also, they are highly intelligent people

  2. Al Waysright says:

    Are they equally concerned about the Somali terrorist incidents over the past few years?

  3. NonLib says:

    “anti government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant.”
    Sure does sound like most of America today doesn’t it. 😉

  4. Janine Carlson says:

    Dan Mack, thanks for the early morning laughs!.

  5. What about the Anti American Somalis? Maybe they should do something about them and people would see them in a different way?

    1. bulldog says:

      “What about the Anti American Somalis?”, …how many do you think there are?

      ” they should do something about them”, … who is “they” and what is it you think they should be doing?

      1. Fred says:

        Are you really that dumb or are you just trolling this board.

        1. bulldog says:

          I simply asked for a clarification of a comment, your resorting to name calling rather than make an effort to intelligently address a comment or answer a question, that would be “trolling”.

          1. Not sure what clarification you want, it really says it all? Is it that Minnesota is the number one state that ISIS’s is recruiting from? Or maybe that we are letting immigrants in from countries were terrorists are coming from? Or is it the second generation of immigrants that are not assimilating without help from their elders?

            1. bulldog says:

              Actually, you said nothing.

              How many bad guys are you talking about? How afraid do you think we should be?

              And, I’m still wondering what you think “they” should be doing..?


              1. Well, I guess you will never get it. Thanks for the link to CAIR, but here is the real story about CAIR

                CAIR was created by the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic supremacist organization that pioneered 20th century Islamic terrorism and sanctions violence against civilians.

                CAIR represents the opinions of only 12% of Muslim-Americans according to Gallup.

                CAIR receives financial support from foreign powers who have also provided direct support to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and Hamas.

                CAIR has solicited money from sponsors of terror and received financial support from convicted terrorists.

                CAIR founders have praised terrorists to Muslim audiences and said that suicide bombers are acting on behalf of Islam.

                CAIR has raised funds for terrorists under the guise of helping 9/11 victims.

                CAIR board members have called for the overthrow of the United States and the imposition of Islamic law. CAIR has suggested applying Sharia punishment (ie. the death penalty) to users who criticize Islam on the Internet.

                At least 15 high-level CAIR staff members have been under federal investigation for ties to Islamic terror.

                CAIR has discouraged Muslim-Americans from cooperating with law enforcement and has spent more time and money advocating on behalf of convicted terrorists than for their victims.

                1. bulldog says:

                  Can you offer links to sources to support these claims?

                2. ****** says:

                  good info –thanks

              2. Tony Clifton says:

                I can’t believe how challenged, you appear to be. Perhaps your name is really bull sh 1t, because that is what flows freely, in your posts.

  6. Grim_News says:

    Here’s a fun fact about Omar Jamal: When he was employed at the Hennepin County Help Desk in the IT Department, he once send a huge, multi page email to the ENTIRE Department explaining to us infidels the virtue of Islam. True fact! He was never fired and continued to work there for a couple more years.

    1. bulldog says:

      Please provide a link to the source of this, I’d be interested in seeing it.

      1. Grim_News says:

        I was one of the many IT employees that received that email and continued to work there until retirement.

  7. ****** says:

    playing up the victim card….
    …wheres your voice when Innocent Folks are killed and harm by this government called islam for the radicalized to stop harming others…
    …wheres you voice encouraging your good Islam leaders to speakout against this evil and its distruction..
    …wheres your voice encouraging your members to report when they know of a plot to kill…
    …wheres your voice to respect and integrate into the country–never see muslim folks carry a flag or participate with the country patriotic celebration..its always about your way of living.
    ..wheres your voice condemning the chaos this Islam government/religion creates on a world scale

    1. bulldog says:

      You’re either not paying attention or just ignoring the facts.


      1. ****** says:

        voices from the every muslim folks that want to live here within our communities..
        ..not from a dominating controlling organization that utilizes taiqyya

        1. Dan Mack says:

          Does cair offer quantity discounts on dynimite vests when they put them on the EBT cards ?

  8. memphisgrass says:

    Now Somalians know how non Somalians feel.

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