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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

AL-SHABAAB & SOMALI PIRATES RECRUIT FIGHTERS FROM THE USA ON KATAAIB.NET WHICH IS BASED IN VANCOUVER WA, USA !


Methods of Recruitment and Publicizing of Islamic Extremism in Somalia by Al-Shabaab.

The main source of power of Al-shabaab remains at the village and community centres where they have cultivated close public relations in South-central Somalia.

The main asset of al-Shabaab is that they operate among their clans and wear no uniform. At the regional level in the Horn of Africa, the local radio stations and news papers remain the main sources and outlet of Al-Shabaab propaganda. At the international level, the BBC, the VOA and the internet remain major outlet channels of the Al-Shabaab news and public relations for global information dissemination as these sources report successive military gains of the Al-Shabaab, taking good advantage of the TFG-Ethiopian blanket silence of the fighting.

The main Al-Shabaab website operating currently is www.kataaib.net . The website appears to have been supported by Shabelle Telecom in Sweden where it was believed to be have been updated on daily bases. The remote server is at the Dotster Web Co in Vancouver WA, USA, it had been in Malaysia, but was shut down by the Government, no problem though in the USA. The main contents are sent out of Somalia as email attachments. There is some possibility that Saudi Arabian based IT specialists at the Universities in Mecca and Medina are used to develop and update the website.

Click here to view the group's Web site. Al-Shabaab recruit fighters on this website for Somalia ! Al-Shabaab an Islamist group in Somalia officially said that they would track American citizens wherever they are, even if they are Aid workers or Journalists.

The message was posted on their website http://kataaib.net/shuhadada%2028-01-2008.html they’ve also issued statements on the website praising Osama Bin Laden and inviting foreign fighters (USA) to come to Somalia.

Al-Shabab is targeting
all Journalists in Somalia. The Al-Shabaab website is hosted in the USA by the Dotster web company in Vancouver WA.

Visitors...Estimated number of visits for www.kataaib.net 5,037 visits per day.
Dotster web hosting; DOTSTER INC
kataaib.net = 66.11.225.50 IP Address
Kevin Kilroy, chairman of web hosting firm Dotster
On-line
report form
8100 NE Parkway Dr #300
Vancouver, WA 98662, USA
Phone 1-360-449-5985 or 1-360-449-5900

The source of and support of Islamic Jihad is the prevalence of corruption, drugs, immoral activity and serious crimes by the Somali and Ethiopian military inside Somalia that motivates many young men and women to join Al-Shabaab movement. The problems and abuses in the Ogaden also contribute to a remarkable increase of young Ogadenis in joining the Al-Shabaab.

Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahidiin is closely associated, if not an integral part of Al-Qaida, militarily and ideologically, in the Horn of Africa. Global pressure has managed to force Islamic financiers to alter their pattern of operations,but the substance of their support persists - in a financial jihad that backs the wider global jihad against the “infidels”, nations and people that do not believe or accept Islamic extremism and radical minded Jihadist ideologies.

The source of and support of Islamic Jihad is the prevalence of corruption, drugs, immoral activity and serious crimes by the Somali and Ethiopian military inside Somalia that motivates many young men and women to join Al-Shabaab movement.

The problems and abuses in the Ogaden also contribute to a remarkable increase of young Ogadenis in joining the Al-Shabaab.

Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahidiin is closely associated, if not an integral part of Al-Qaida, militarily and ideologically, in the Horn of Africa. Global pressure has managed to force Islamic financiers to alter their pattern of operations,but the substance of their support persists - in a financial jihad that backs the wider global jihad against the “infidels”, nations and people that do not believe or accept Islamic extremism and radical minded Jihadist ideologies.

The Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahidiin do not depend on external financing for military hardware. In fact, they have surplus which enables them to replenish and supply new recruits. The Al-Shabaab civilian infrastructure is comprised of economic, educational, and social units that serve the group.

The very nature of low tech combat operations serves them as an efficient and effective force. One of the major advantages of Al-Shabaab effectives is that they do not chew the corruptive Khat, Chat, or Qat as locally known. Qat chewing is the main cause of problems for the Somali military. And the main reason why Somali soldiers loot business, rob people and commit nightly raids against innocent business is to get money for Khat, Qat (Cocaine like) .

Al-Shabaab does not have this problem which saves money and earns them a positive reputation and consistency as well as making them reliable and predictable in negotiations. To some extent, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states remain the most significant source of external funds flowing to Somalia’s Al Shabaab Al-Mujahidin and other radical Islamist movements in the Horn of Africa through Dubai.

In most cases, "charitable foundations" linked to radical Islam in Somalia, as well as a careful examination of the radical Islamic funding, indicate a continuing flow of funds directly from official Saudi organizations to these Horn of Africa terror organisations. For example, The World Assembly for Muslim Youth (WAMY) and the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) and Somali businesses in the Gulf States, Europe and the United States as well as Australia and New Zealand and as far as Malaysia and Singapore are active financiers of radical Islamic movements in the Horn of Africa’s financial Jihad.

The Al- Shabaab has various foreign fighters from around the world, according to Islamic hardliner Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Abu Manssor. Before the losses sustained by the Islamic Courts Union in December 2006, estimates of their strength varied between 3,000 to 7,000 members.

MISSING SOMALI BOYS IN US TOWN MIGHT HAVE GONE TO FIGHT HOLY WAR http://www.afrodigg.com - Young Somali men are vanishing off the streets of the Twin Cities USA. More than 20 have left in the last few months, and the community fears theyve gone back to Somalia to fight in a holy war.The families and community leaders believe the men have gone back to fight in a bloody civil war, in which Al Qaeeda is a major player.

Training comprised a six-week basic course. A few were sent to advanced training in Eritrea for guerrilla tactics and explosives. Some of the funding for Al-Shabaab's activities comes from the Somali pirates.

Al Shabab is said to have a lot of non-Somali foreigners in its ranks, particularly at its leadership. Fighters from the gulf and international jihadists were called to join the Holy war against the Somali government and its Ethiopian allies. Though Somali Islamists did not use suicide bombing tactics before, the Al Qaida linked foreign elements of Al shabab are blamed for several suicide bombings.


Bill Warner
Private Investigator