Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Kenya Terror Attack on Twitter

Islamic extremists use Twitter to announce mass murder

The Somalia-based Al Qaeda spinoff group Al Shabaab launched a terrorist attack today in Kenya, in an upscale shopping mall that was holding a children’s day event, killing at least 30 people including several children: 30 Killed in Nairobi Mall Attack; Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility.

(CNN) — The death toll grew to 30 people in Saturday’s attack by gunmen on an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and a hostage standoff, authorities said.

Several hours after the attack, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

“The Mujahideen entered #WestgateMall today at around noon and are still inside the mall,” the Islamic extremist group said on its Twitter account.

Yes, you read that last sentence correctly — Al Shabaab has a Twitter account that they use to boast about committing mass murder of innocent people, and it’s been active for almost two years, since December 2011.

Seems like a pretty clear violation of The Twitter Rules, not to mention simple human decency. Hello, Twitter? WTF?

UPDATE at 9/21/13 3:02:06 pm

The Al Shabaab Twitter account has now been suspended.

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103 comments

1 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:06:34pm

I wonder what video games the gunmen had been playing.
/

2 jaunte  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:08:04pm

support.twitter.com

“Someone on Twitter is sending me violent threats.”

3 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:11:30pm

en.wikipedia.org

Most of Al-Shabaab’s messages on Twitter are in English, with authorities suggesting that they are intended for an outside audience and potential recruits in the West. Officials in the United States, where Twitter is based, are exploring legal ways to terminate the account, although they acknowledge that doing so might raise free speech concerns.[190] Chirchir commented in a tweet of his own that such a move would be counterproductive, as “Al Shabaab needs to be engaged positively and twitter is the only avenue”.[191]

In January 2013, Twitter suspended Al-Shabaab’s English account.[192][193] This was apparently in response to the account having issued death threats against Frenchman “Denis Allex” and subsequently posted photos of his corpse after the botched Bulo Marer hostage rescue attempt, as well as tweeting threats to kill Kenyan hostages.[193][194] Al-Shabaab later opened a new Twitter account on February 4, 2013.[194] Twitter closed the account again on September 6, 2013 for unspecified reasons. A few days earlier, on September 3, the insurgent group had used the service to claim responsibility for an unsuccessful ambush attempt against a convoy carrying Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The militants also tweeted after the attack that the outfit had no other active Twitter feeds in English, and cautioned users against “parody accounts”. The insurgent group also messaged that “next time, you won’t be as lucky,” in apparent violation of Twitter’s user policies against issuing threats of violence and using the service for illicit purposes or activities. However, Al-Shabaab’s Arabic account remained open.[193] The group later relaunched its English Twitter account on September 11.[195

4 aagcobb  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:12:55pm

Next they’ll post it on their facebook account so you can “like” it.

5 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:16:14pm

re: #4 aagcobb

Next they’ll post it on their facebook account so you can “like” it.

Well, now that you mention it..

6 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:17:41pm

There is an Al Shabab facebook page, but they use different symbols, so I don’t know if its related.

7 ProTARDISLiberal  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:21:25pm

I reported it to Twitter. I tried.

8 electrotek  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:29:11pm

Any word on the opinion of Somalis in Minneapolis have to say about this? They are usually silent when al-Shabaab commit disgusting acts like this, doesn’t surprise me since a lot of their recruits come from Minneapolis.

9 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:43:18pm

re: #8 electrotek

Have you tried asking the Somalis in Minneapolis?

10 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:48:27pm
11 AlexRogan  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:50:26pm

re: #8 electrotek

Generalize much?

12 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:52:54pm
13 AlexRogan  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:53:29pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

@TimRussoCLE Hiring Snowden was one of the few good, constructive destructive things Booz has done.

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 21, 2013

FTFY, Glenn.

14 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:55:10pm

Didn’t we ever get that N. African drone base going? We should be blowing up more stuff in the region.

15 SnowdenBaggerVance  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:56:01pm

re: #9 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut

Have you tried asking the Somalis in Minneapolis?

No need for that. I think it was a semi-rhetorical question.

16 jaunte  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:56:22pm

re: #14 Killgore Trout

Camp Lemonnier.

17 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:58:48pm

When I commented on that attack this morning, this is what I was afraid of more than anything.

It didn’t just seem right that 5 people would “rob” a shopping mall by going in guns blazing, as a mall is composed of multiple stores and crowds of people. This just didn’t seem like an ordinary robbery at the time.

AQ is spreading out in Africa. This is from July 2012.

Al-Qaeda Grows in Africa: New Union With Al-Shabaab

fairobserver.com

“Al-Qaeda’s union with al-Shabaab threatens both the Horn of Africa — Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti — and East Africa, which includes Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. As Somalia’s Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahedeen joined al-Qaeda in February 2012, news of the new union prompted celebrations in southern and central Somalia, areas long controlled by al-Shabaab. Unless al-Shabaab is dismantled, the group will pose a threat not only to Somalia but the entire region and beyond.

“Somalia’s Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahedeen joined al-Qaeda in February 2012, news of the new union prompted celebrations in southern and central Somalia, areas long controlled by al-Shabaab. Unless al-Shabaab is dismantled, the group will pose a threat not only to Somalia but the entire region and beyond.

(snip)

“As the vanguard of the Muslim militant groups, al-Qaeda leaders have called upon their supporters and sympathizers to support al-Shabaab against the Somali military and the African Union peacekeepers. Al-Qaeda, weakened on many fronts, will benefit from making Somalia a key hub for operations in Africa. The union with al-Shabaab provides al-Qaeda the opportunity to expand into a promising new frontier.”

18 jaunte  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:00:55pm
19 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:03:27pm

Looks as though the police got them all.

20 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:03:53pm

re: #18 jaunte

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Woops. : ) I had linked the same twitter before I saw yours.

Good news comes in pairs.

21 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:08:47pm

See the comment.

22 jaunte  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:19:49pm
23 bratwurst  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:20:47pm

re: #8 electrotek

Any word on the opinion of Somalis in Minneapolis have to say about this? They are usually silent when al-Shabaab commit disgusting acts like this, doesn’t surprise me since a lot of their recruits come from Minneapolis.

You ever get tired of repeating yourself?

littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

You are a concern troll, and not even a skillful or humorous one.

24 The Ghost of a Flea  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:40:31pm

Things you learn on the internet:

1. If I haven’t looked something up for myself, then my assumptions must be true!

2. Silence must mean approval!

3. Muslims are a distributed hivemind, like bees!

4. When life give you massacres, make group-blame-ade!

Now I’m going back to being depressed and poleaxed by senseless death.

25 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:43:13pm

re: #23 bratwurst

I think it left the thread. If it comes back do you want to fire up the grill?

26 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:44:13pm
27 Lidane  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:46:54pm

Ugh. Horrible.

Have the usual idiots blamed Obama for this yet?

28 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:54:44pm

Excellent recap, from 4:30 ET, with photos.

Somalia Al-Shabab claims Nairobi Westgate Kenya attack

bbc.co.uk

“A senior figure in the Somali militant group al-Shabab has told the BBC it carried out a deadly attack on a shopping centre in neighbouring Kenya.

“Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said 39 people had been killed, including members of his family, and 150 injured.”

29 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 1:56:49pm
30 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:02:29pm

TRANSCRIPT: Kenyan President Kenyatta addresses the nation
Posted on 09-21 at 20:50:05 CST

[As released by the Kenyan government]

bnowire.com

31 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:09:48pm

You would not believe the cooked up rumor over at Politico that the RWNJs are spreading about Pres Obama’s “brother” in Kenya.

WTF is wrong with people other than their utterly depraved racism?

32 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:13:08pm

re: #31 Justanotherhuman

They plotted it so that Obama would look good when he condemned the terrorist act. Is that close or too mild?

33 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:17:17pm

Expect seething mindless raging hatred and bigotry to be the response to this:

California high school elects transgender girl homecoming queen

34 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:19:55pm

re: #32 PhillyPretzel

They plotted it so that Obama would look good when he condemned the terrorist act. Is that close or too mild?

Much too mild. Not even close.

35 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:20:51pm

re: #34 Justanotherhuman

Okay. I guess I would not make it as a RWNJ. /half

36 Lidane  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:31:34pm
37 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:32:33pm

Ah Bryan, you never fail to fail

38 darthstar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:34:56pm
39 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:35:34pm

re: #37 Kragar

Ah Bryan, you never fail to fail

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Jealous much, Bryan?

40 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:37:59pm

re: #35 PhillyPretzel

Okay. I guess I would not make it as a RWNJ. /half

Well, the link was to World Nut Daily. You’d have to catch up on your propaganda first.

41 Gus  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:42:06pm
42 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:42:48pm
43 Gus  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:47:59pm

re: #42 Kragar

Good

I wonder if they now haz angry.

44 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:49:19pm

Photo: A Red Cross assistant helps a child outside who was among those caught in the Nairobi mall attack - via @kijanafulani

breakingnews.com

45 ProTARDISLiberal  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:51:40pm

re: #41 Gus

Happy to see!

46 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 2:57:53pm

Not good at all.

More than 25,000 gallons of oil spill into Colorado waters

9news.com

“Todd Hartman with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources says COGCC has assessed approximately 35 percent of impacted areas so far.

“The number of locations with visible evidence of oil spills has increased to 12. “

47 Justanotherhuman  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:00:06pm
48 Charles Johnson  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:03:35pm

re: #41 Gus

Sorry, that user is suspended.

Yep, there were apparently more than a few people hitting block and report on that account.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Twitter reactivate the account in a few days though. That’s kind of their MO.

49 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:05:44pm

Interesting. There were reports of a female terrorist among the attackers, She might have been the leader.
csmonitor.com

Nairobi Police chief Benson Kibue said the attack involved about 10 militants. A citizen told the media that a relative trapped in the mall had told her that the assault was led by a woman, who vowed not to surrender at all costs.

50 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:10:55pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

Yep, there were apparently more than a few people hitting block and report on that account.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Twitter reactivate the account in a few days though. That’s kind of their MO.

Twitter gulag strikes again
///

51 Lidane  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:12:17pm

re: #49 Killgore Trout

Religious and political extremism has never been limited by gender.

52 A Mom Anon  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:12:46pm

re: #37 Kragar

He must sit at the computer all day just typing different gay related phrases into Google and then posting whatever pisses him off. He’s extremely creepy.

53 Kragar  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:14:25pm

re: #52 A Mom Anon

He must sit at the computer all day just typing different gay related phrases into Google and then posting whatever pisses him off. He’s extremely creepy.

Bryan Fischer is a twisted, petty evil little man who delights in making people as miserable as him.

54 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:15:17pm

re: #51 Lidane

Religious and political extremism has never been limited by gender.

I can’t seem to think of another Islamic terrorist cell with a female leader. It’s an unusual choice, especially considering the physical nature of the attack.

55 Lidane  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:19:13pm

re: #54 Killgore Trout

I can’t seem to think of another Islamic terrorist cell with a female leader. It’s an unusual choice, especially considering the physical nature of the attack.

Then you’re not paying attention. From April 2012:

Terror’s ‘invisible women’

Women are becoming more lethal. In jihadist organizations — including even Al Qaeda, which had long banned females from violent roles — women are increasingly taking part in terrorist actions.

Since 1985, terrorism’s so-called invisible women have accounted for a quarter of fatal attacks in Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Palestine. My research found that by mid-2008, women had acted as suicide bombers 21 times in Iraq’s markets and other civilian venues patronized by Shiites.


Other research has demonstrated that since 2002 women have carried out fully 50% of suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, Turkey and Chechnya.

So why do we think of violent jihadists as largely male? One reason is that terrorism observers, mostly men who have historically focused on men at war, tend to view women who participate in acts of terrorism as exceptions. Given women’s increasingly violent roles in jihadist organizations, however, researchers overlook females as effective killers at our peril.

56 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:29:23pm

OT, but for those of you interested in ancient history, there’s a really good full-length documentary on the Hittite Empire over on YouTube. Narrated by Jeremy Irons, to boot. It’s two hours long; originally, a Turkish production apparently, and I must say, quite well done. Much better than what seems to be on the History Channel these days, at least.

Covers the whole enchilada, from their beginnings to their demise around the time of the Bronze Age Collapse (cca 1200 B.C.)

57 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:36:53pm

re: #56 Dr Lizardo

OT, but for those of you interested in ancient history, there’s a really good full-length documentary on the Hittite Empire over on YouTube. Narrated by Jeremy Irons, to boot. It’s two hours long; originally, a Turkish production apparently, and I must say, quite well done. Much better than what seems to be on the History Channel these days, at least.

Covers the whole enchilada, from their beginnings to their demise around the time of the Bronze Age Collapse (cca 1200 B.C.)

Link!!! Please :)

58 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:39:27pm

re: #57 William Barnett-Lewis

Link!!! Please :)

Youtube Video

59 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:46:51pm

re: #55 Lidane

lol…

In 2008, Ayman Zawahiri, then second in command of Al Qaeda and perhaps now its leader, allowed no female bombers in Al Qaeda. He told female supporters their role was to stay home and raise children. But then the next year his wife, Omaima Hassan, defied him and went online to encourage women to become more active in jihad.

60 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:48:42pm

Suffragettes!

For their part, a younger generation of female jihadists has come to believe that acts of violence can be just as liberating politically and spiritually for women as for men. A religious woman can deflect her parents’ or husband’s objections by invoking the name of religion, which trumps all.

61 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:48:49pm

Looks really good. BB in a couple of hours! :)

62 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:52:07pm

re: #61 William Barnett-Lewis

Looks really good. BB in a couple of hours! :)

It’s late here in Europe, but I’d be interested to know what you thought of it. I enjoyed it very much, personally.

63 freetoken  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:55:16pm

re: #56 Dr Lizardo

Much better than what seems to be on the History Channel these days, at least.

Not a particularly high bar these days, between Pawn Stars, Prophecies, etc.

64 freetoken  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:56:49pm
65 freetoken  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 3:58:12pm

We are a very aggressive and violent species.

66 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:02:59pm

re: #60 Killgore Trout

re: #59 Killgore Trout

wow…
I’m stunned that you manage to find this amusing and then easily make a tasteless joke about suffrage.

just wow…

67 Iwouldprefernotto  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:05:17pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

wow…
I’m stunned that you manage to find this amusing and then easily make a tasteless joke about suffrage.

just wow…

The world is crazy.

68 bratwurst  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:09:59pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

wow…
I’m stunned that you manage to find this amusing and then easily make a tasteless joke about suffrage.

just wow…

Here is more of his “comedy”:

littlegreenfootballs.com

69 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:10:55pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m equally stunned that you’ve found an excuse to become outrageously outraged.

70 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:11:24pm

re: #68 bratwurst

such fun at parties, he is, I’m sure…

//

71 thedopefishlives  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:11:53pm

Evening Lizardim from the cool and clear wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk?

72 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:12:48pm

re: #63 freetoken

Not a particularly high bar these days, between Pawn Stars, Prophecies, etc.

And Ancient Aliens.

History Channel should change its name to The Bunkum Channel.

73 freetoken  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:14:05pm

re: #71 thedopefishlives

The passing of summer I’m find more unsettling than usual. I think I’m getting older.

74 psddluva4evah  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:14:30pm

Kaiser Family Foundation has a Health Reform Quiz up on this website. It’s the 10 big questions about ACA that has been the most talking about and which has the most “misinformation” being pushed about it.

I’ve been posted the blurbs to my FB page for my peeps to read.

My plan is to continue to post as much as possible as often as possible.

Anyway, I got an 8 out of 10 (I plan to wording of the question…I was robbed of a perfect score…lol)

Here is the quiz: kff.org

If you like it, share it.

75 AlexRogan  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:16:37pm

re: #72 Dr Lizardo

And Ancient Aliens.

History Channel should change its name to The Bunkum Channel.

Image: ancient-aliens-guy.jpg

76 freetoken  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:16:52pm

re: #74 psddluva4evah

Heh, I got 9 out of 10 right, but I mostly guessed.

77 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:20:04pm

re: #75 AlexRogan

Image: ancient-aliens-guy.jpg

Heh.

I showed a J-Horror film called “Noroi” to a former student of mine a couple of weeks ago, and she was pretty much scared shitless. She said it was one of those rare movies that wasn’t so much scary; it’s that it made her skin crawl.

78 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:21:08pm

re: #74 psddluva4evah

I got 10 out of 10 correct.

79 Lidane  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:22:14pm

re: #60 Killgore Trout

And you still find a way to be a classless, sexist douche. Well done.

80 b_sharp  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:26:27pm

These fucks are making life difficult for every moderate Muslim in the world.

81 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:28:09pm

re: #80 b_sharp

These fucks are making life difficult for every moderate Muslim in the world.

They simply don’t care; in any event, extremists regard us moderate Muslims as ‘disbelievers’ or ‘apostates’. Sufis such as myself are not even regarded as Muslims.

We’re regarded as idolaters or polytheists.

82 Killgore Trout  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:28:51pm

re: #74 psddluva4evah

Kaiser Family Foundation has a Health Reform Quiz up on this website. It’s the 10 big questions about ACA that has been the most talking about and which has the most “misinformation” being pushed about it.

I’ve been posted the blurbs to my FB page for my peeps to read.

My plan is to continue to post as much as possible as often as possible.

Anyway, I got an 8 out of 10 (I plan to wording of the question…I was robbed of a perfect score…lol)

Here is the quiz: kff.org

If you like it, share it.

They also have a really good calculator to see if you’re eligible for credits towards insurance payments.

83 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:32:21pm

The trick to passing the healthcare reform law quiz is to ask yourself, “is this what Republicans say about the law?” Then for all questions but one (the tax penalty for not having coverage) figure the truth is the opposite of that.

84 freetoken  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:33:07pm

re: #83 goddamnedfrank

I did appreciate the DEATH PANELS!! question.

85 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:34:59pm

re: #83 goddamnedfrank

Hey Frank, I highly, highly recommend this book:

American Society: How It Really Works

86 Bulworth  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:47:32pm
“The Mujahideen entered #WestgateMall today at around noon and are still inside the mall,”

Very tough guys, these Mujahideen, shooting up unarmed families and children at a shopping mall. ///////

87 CuriousLurker  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:54:53pm

re: #81 Dr Lizardo

They simply don’t care; in any event, extremists regard us moderate Muslims as ‘disbelievers’ or ‘apostates’. Sufis such as myself are not even regarded as Muslims.

We’re regarded as idolaters or polytheists.

Or fasiqin (the defiantly disobedient, unreliable sinners).

88 psddluva4evah  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:58:29pm

BTW guys, “Do You Remember” what day it is???

“Ba-di-ya, di-ya, di-ya!!!!”

Earth Wind and Fire - September

89 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:03:44pm

Something’s been bugging me. In the back of my mind I knew that Ted Cruz strongly resembled somebody but I couldn’t put my finger on it until now.

90 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:12:42pm

re: #58 Dr Lizardo

Thanks!

91 Interesting Times  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:22:54pm

re: #89 goddamnedfrank

Something’s been bugging me. In the back of my mind I knew that Ted Cruz strongly resembled somebody but I couldn’t put my finger on it until now.

Ha! I had the same thought - that he strongly resembled someone creepy - but came to a different conclusion re who it was.

92 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:25:29pm

re: #91 Interesting Times

Ha! I had the same thought - that he strongly resembled someone creepy - but came to a different conclusion re who it was.

Also, Joe McCarthy.

The guy has a really unfortunate case of punchable face.

93 CuriousLurker  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:27:38pm

re: #92 goddamnedfrank

Also, Joe McCarthy.

The guy has a really unfortunate case of punchable face.

Aaaack! O_O

94 Bubblehead II  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:37:32pm

Life.

You know. It’s cold and harsh.

People die. It happens.

Me. my wife and children.

Life Happens.

95 Stanley Sea  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:41:23pm

re: #94 Bubblehead II

You still here? All ok?

96 compound_Idaho  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:51:01pm

re: #82 Killgore Trout

They also have a really good calculator to see if you’re eligible for credits towards insurance payments.

Thats good because the government version of the calculator upon which 31 states rely has a “glitch”.

californiahealthline.org

97 122 Year Old Obama  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 5:58:03pm

re: #60 Killgore Trout

Eat. Dirt.

98 Zombie Mutt  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 6:04:15pm

re: #75 AlexRogan

His hair gets crazy when cameras show up. Must be the electricity in his head. “There’s no other explanation! It is ALIEN TECHNOLOGY!”

99 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 6:11:56pm

re: #62 Dr Lizardo

It’s late here in Europe, but I’d be interested to know what you thought of it. I enjoyed it very much, personally.

Excellent work. I have only a passing knowledge of the Hittites so this in its detail was very welcomed. I especially appreciated the detail of the relationship between them and Egypt. Good stuff! Thank you.

100 Stanley Sea  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 6:19:41pm

Thanks BH. I’m feeling ya.

101 CuriousLurker  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 7:10:15pm

re: #8 electrotek

Any word on the opinion of Somalis in Minneapolis have to say about this? They are usually silent when al-Shabaab commit disgusting acts like this, doesn’t surprise me since a lot of their recruits come from Minneapolis.

Oh, you mean like this, from 2009?

Local Somalis condemn suicide bombing in homeland

Minneapolis — Even Somali-Americans hardened by the bloodshed of their homeland were sickened by the latest attack, a suicide bombing in Mogadishu on Dec. 3.

Many say the bombing was one of the saddest moments in recent Somali history. The bomber killed at least 22 people at a graduation ceremony for medical students. Some people have even called the attack “Somalia’s 9/11.”

On Sunday, about 100 Somali-Americans scrounged up their last shreds of hope for their homeland as part of a community rally in Minneapolis to condemn the violence and pray for the victims’ families.

Some of the peaceful protesters were young people like Mukhtar Osman, who consider the bombing victims their own peers.

Osman, a 26-year-old civil engineer from Minneapolis, knew at least five people who were injured or killed in the graduation ceremony, on a day that should have been one of the happiest of their lives. […]

Since electrotek, as usual, only popped in to drop a stinking turd and then disappear back under his bridge, I figure some of you might be interested in actual useful info about the Somali community in Minnesota: Minnesota Public Radio has dozens of additional articles (from 2009) on the subject.

The ADL also has en extensive report that was just updated a few months ago, in June 2013: Al Shabaab’s American Recruits (PDF)

102 palomino  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 7:22:07pm

re: #54 Killgore Trout

I can’t seem to think of another Islamic terrorist cell with a female leader. It’s an unusual choice, especially considering the physical nature of the attack.

Agreed.

103 electrotek  Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:39:08am

re: #101 CuriousLurker

Since the terrorist act was spearheaded by a woman, likely a niqaabi, are you still going to defend niqaabis when majority of them have fantasies of fighting the evil “kuffaar”?

Somalis in Minneapolis have done a piss poor job of controlling their youth, and this is not my opinion, but the sentiment of non-Somali Muslims who reside in the city and can lay witness to how they allow such stupidity to run rampant.


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Trump Changes Name “Black Friday” To “White Friday”FAKE NEWS TIME reports that the White House has a special message for the day after Thanksgiving. The Supreme President hereby renames this day "WHITE Friday", instead of the so-called "Black Friday". Henceforth, "WHITE Friday" shall be about bargain giveaways. ...
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James M. Buchanan: The Architect of the Radical Right - the Atlantic No relation to President James Buchanan, this is the 20th century southern academic who definitively linked racism and states' rights with libertarian economics, essentially creating the political right as we know and loathe it today. The article is a ...
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Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken of Inappropriate Touching wo more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, wrote last week ...
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Portugal. the Man - Feel It Still [2017 American Music Awards Performance] portugaltheman.com WOODSTOCK available now!atlantic.lnk.to Go to feelitstill.com for the interactive version of the "Feel it Still" video. There you'll find 30 tools of #theresistance to fight apathy and injustice hidden in the film. Follow Portugal. The ManWebsite: portugaltheman.comFB: facebook.com ...
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Donald Trump Doesn’t Believe Women, but He Does Believe Roy Moore. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tiptoed up to the edge of (re)endorsing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has faced a barrage of credible allegations that he romantically pursued teenagers routinely in his hometown of Gadsden while he was ...
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The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? (Official Music Video) Watch the official music video for "How Soon Is Now"Amazon: po.stiTunes: po.stGoogle: po.stFacebook: po.st "How Soon Is Now?" was originally a B-side of the 1984 single "William, It Was Really Nothing". "How Soon Is Now?" was featured on the ...
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2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation This is fascinating, I recommend full screen How can you see the atmosphere? By tracking what is carried on the wind. Tiny aerosol particles such as smoke, dust, and sea salt are transported across the globe, making visible weather ...
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Incredibles 2 Official Teaser Trailer The teaser trailer for "Incredibles 2" is here. Disney/Pixar's "Incredibles 2" opens in theatres in 3D June 15th, 2018. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is ...
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Deadpool’s “Wet on Wet” Teaser After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice ...
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Voice of America Reporter Outed as Alt-Right However, using information Fatzick himself posted on Reddit — including his age, girlfriend’s name, former employers, friends, location, educational background, and sports affiliations — this reporter was able to tie the vile posts of UncleSam4200 to the Voice of ...
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