Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah shows his gratitude for the country that took him in, gave him a home, and kept him safe while jihad warfare wracked his homeland. “Somali militants post tape of ‘US suicide bomber,'” by Abdi Guled and Katharine Houreld AP, October 30 (thanks to Kenneth):
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group on Sunday posted a tape allegedly made by an American citizen who blew himself up during an attack on an African Union base in Somalia’s capital that left at least 10 people dead.
The young man, who would be at least the fourth American to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people not to “just chill all day” and instead fight nonbelievers around the world.
The website Somalimemo.net, often used by the al-Shabab militia, said Somali-American bomber Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah had emigrated to the U.S. when he was 2 years old.
It was not possible to verify the claims and the U.S. Embassy was not able to comment. U.S. authorities estimate that at least 20 American passport holders have joined the insurgents in Somalia. At least three of them became suicide bombers.
The young man had an American accent and mixed Muslim terminology with American slang as he urged Muslims to carry out attacks against non-Muslims around the world.
“My brothers and sisters, do jihad in America, do jihad in Canada, do jihad in England, anywhere in Europe, in Asia, in Africa, in China, in Australia,” the voice said. “Anywhere you find (unbelievers), fight them and be firm against them.
“Today jihad is what is most important thing for the Muslim ummah,” he said, using a word for the Islamic community. “It is not important that you, you know, you you become a doctor or you become, you know, uh, some sort of engineer.”
“We have to believe in Allah and die as Muslims … Brainstorm,” the youth said. “Don’t, don’t just sit around and, you know, be, be be a couch potato and you know, you know, just like, you know, just chill all day, you know. It doesn’t, it doesn’t, it will not benefit you, it will not benefit yourself, or the Muslims.”…
This clown lived in America from the age of two. We are always told that Muslims in America are peaceful and reject violent jihad and the beliefs of Al-Qaeda and its allies. So how did Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah end up misunderstanding Islam so drastically? Did he attend a mosque in the U.S.? If so, which one? What is being taught there? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?