by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Excerpts from the Washington Post.
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A leader of Somalia's Islamist insurgency threatened to attack America during a speech broadcast Monday.
"We tell the American President Barack Obama to embrace Islam before we come to his country," said Fuad Mohamed "Shongole" Qalaf.
For those on the left, this is a direct threat. It is worded in such a way so as to follow Islam's three tier methodology of converting infidels to the faith of Mohammed.
First tier.... Attempt to convert the infidel to the faith willing as is alluded to in remark meant for Obama.
Second tier.... Failing #1 subvert the infidel(s) to Islamic Sharia law.
Third tier.... Failing #2 kill the infidel(s)
Al-Shabab has not yet launched an attack outside Africa but Western intelligence has long been worried because the group targeted young Somali-Americans for recruitment. About 20 have traveled to Somalia for training and at least three were used as suicide bombers inside Somalia.
Al-Shabab holds most of southern and central Somalia and has the support of hundreds of foreign fighters, mostly radicalized East Africans...
Obviously Al-Shabab is effectively recruiting extremists to the cause of Jihad in East Africa and the tentacles of this evil has taken hold in western societies as well. The United States of America is undoubtedly the most hated and targeting recruits from America (Somalians residing in America) is no doubt a priority.
The al-Shabab militia launched coordinated suicide attacks in Uganda in July that killed 76 people. It has also announced its allegiance to al-Qaida and is believed to be harboring a mastermind of the twin 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
This of course is further indication the worldwide poisonous web of Islamic extremism is growing and allegiances to al-Qaida are strengthening as well. The threat to liberty posed by this 7th century religion is real and it is great. Extreme Islam knows no tolerance and accepts nothing but complete and total allegiance to Islam. Refer to tiers 1-3 above.
The radio message was recorded in the town of Afgoye, near the Somali capital, during a meeting of Shongole and Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, formerly the leader of insurgent group Hizbul Islam. The two insurgent groups had clashed several times previously but announced a merger last week. Aweys said his group will fight under al-Shabab's command.
"We have united for the sake of our ideology and we are going to redouble our efforts to remove the government and the African Union from the country," said Aweys on Monday.
Forces have "united for the sake of our ideology" which of course means the forced rule of Islamic Sharia law over all inhabitants of the region. The goal is domination of Islam locally, regionally, and internationally.
Analysts fear that al-Qaida linked insurgents are also gaining ground across the Gulf of Aden in the unstable nation of Yemen. If Yemen fell, that would mean failed states on either side of the shipping route leading into the strategically vital Suez Canal, the route taken by a substantial portion of the world's oil shipments.
One of the strategic goal of Islamic extremists is to cripple the economies of the western world. Choking off the supply of oil is certainly one of their main objectives, and should they gain control of shipping routes to the Suez Canal they will succeed in doing so. For a time at the very least.
If anyone, on the left or the right, doubts the global intent of extreme Islam to control not only religious dogma, but the liberties free people everywhere enjoy they are either naive or nuts. The greatest danger the world faces, right behind the possibility of economic collapse is the threat of extreme Islam.
So as we consider Mosques dotting our landscape it is prudent to consider what may be being taught behind the walls of these religious structures.
Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel