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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Missing: Somali Men Off Twin Cities Streets, Back in Somalia with the Al-Shabaab Who Recruit on Their Website Based in Vancouver WA, USA !














Somali community fears young men leaving to fight holy war, Created: Sunday, 23 Nov 2008, Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Young Somali men are vanishing off the streets of the Twin Cities. More than 20 have left in the last few months, and the community fears they’ve gone back to Somalia to fight in a holy war.
Video: The Missing

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. 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.

They’re known in the Somali community simply at The Missing. More than 20 young Somali men, between the ages of 17 and 22, who have left the Twin Cities in the last few months, without a single word to their families. The families and community leaders believe the men have gone back to fight in a bloody civil war, in which Al Quiada is a major player.

"They're concerned emotional and in shock,” Omar Jamal, of the Somali Justice Center said. “They're completely grief stricken. From multiple sources in the Somali community, FOX 9 has learned eight men are believed to have left on August 1, and another ten on November 4. Flight itineraries discovered by their families show they left Minneapolis to take the winding trip back, through Dubai, Nairobi, Malindi, Kenya, where they’re believed to have snuck in by boat to Somalia.

Then, last week, five families went to the FBI, worries their kids were part of some jihad in Somalia. For their part, the FBI would not confirm or deny whether they have an ongoing investigation. Shiek Imam Abdighani Ali is on of the few religious leaders who would discuss The Missing. He believes someone is organizing the trips. One word...... Al-Shabaab !

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.

Al-Shabaab in Somalia is Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab's website http://kataaib.net/shuhadada%2028-01-2008.html

Dotster web hosting; DOTSTER INC
kataaib.net = 66.11.225.50 IP Address
Kevin Kilroy, chairman of web hosting firm Dotster
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Vancouver, WA 98662, USA
Phone 1-360-449-5985 or 1-360-449-5900

“A lot of parents coming to us asking where their kid is going,” Ali said. “We are trying to find out who financed (the trips). They are 17 years old, $1,700 dollars and most of them didn't work." Some of The Missing are believed to be former gang members, escaping the street violence that’s claimed the life of seven young Somali men this year. Others are in college, and some were said to be deeply religious.

The irony is their families risked everything to escape the violence and religious wars, yet something or someone is luring the young men back. Some of their families told FOX 9 they are under pressure from law enforcement and religious leaders to not talk about The Missing. At least one mother has received a phone call from her son. He told her he was in Somalia, but would not tell her what he was doing there.

Bill Warner...Private Investigator

http://www.wbipi.com/