White Muslim Convert Troy Kastigar From Minnesota Ends Up Dead In Somalia Fighting For The Al-Shabaab, He Left In Nov./08 When Al-Shabaab Website Was On A Roll With Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki Webmaster From Daphne AL.
Troy Kastigar had no personal ties to Somalia.
Somalis in Minnesota.....Sixth Minn. man reportedly dies in Somalia.......by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A sixth Minnesota man is feared dead in Somalia after joining an Islamic extremist group there. But Troy Kastigar stood out from his fellow recruits, because the Minneapolis man was not Somali, he was a white Muslim convert.
Kastigar, 28, was a Muslim convert who apparently had no personal ties to the lawless east African country. Troy Kastigar's family received reports of his death within the past week, according to friends of the family. The circumstances of his reported death aren't clear, and the information could not be confirmed by the FBI. Kastigar's involvement in Somalia is a puzzle in itself (White Muslim Convert in Africa) . He told his mother that he was going to Kenya when he left the Twin Cities last November (2008). Somali community members believe Kastigar was part of the last wave of Minnesota men who joined the violent militia al-Shabaab in Somalia. While some of the 20 or so men say they left to defend their homeland in a bloody civil war, Katigar's motivations are less clear.
Troy Kastigar was part of the last wave of Minnesota men who joined the violent militia al-Shabaab in November 2008, the Al-shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/ was on a roll in November of 2008 and the Dotster Web company had resisted every attempt at getting the terror website recruiting suicide bombers off the internet.
The al-shabaab terror website was not shut down until Jan 23rd 2009. See The Al-Shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/ was set up on April 13th 2007, over two years ago, at the Dotster web hosting company 8100 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300 Vancouver, WA 98662 USA, by electronic registration. Monday, January 26, 2009, Somalia Al-Shabaab (Al-Qaeda) terrorist website http://www.kataaib.net/ is shut down, the Domain Pending Cancellation Per US Government Order on Jan 23 2009.
See arrests made in Somalia of 11 Americans on the same day the Al-Shabaab website was shut down, "Domain pending cancelation per government order, Jan 23rd 2009."
MOGADISHU, Friday Jan. 23rd 2009..... Security forces in the self-declared republic of Somaliland in northwestern Somalia on Friday seized nearly 10 small one-time use anti-aircraft missile launchers and arrested two suspects in connection with the illegal weapons in Hargeisa, capital of the state, reports reaching here said.
Eleven youths suspected of being trained with the hardline Islamist group of Al-Shabaab in the south-central Somalia were arrested. The youths reportedly arrived from Mogadishu to Hargeisaand had lived in the United States.
The suicide bombers were Somali youths allegedly recruited on http://www.kataaib.net/ and trained by Al-Shabaab movement to carry out the attacks in Hargeisa.
Al-Shabaab Registrant:Domain pending cancelation per government order c/o 8100 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300 Vancouver, WA 98662 US, phone 360-253-2210″ It only took 21 months for the Dotster Web Hosting Co to do the right thing, maybe now the Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver will re-think there stance on protecting the Al-Shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/ “right” to Free Speech, even thought the Al-Shabaab was designated a Terrorist Organization in Feb. of 2008 ! See archvied page from Al-Shabaab website, click here, their email address was firstname.lastname@example.org "Allaahu Akbar".
See favorable article on the Al-Shabaab website http://www.kataaib.net/ citing "free speech" by clicking on “In Out View-Internet Censor“, the Columbian Newspaper’s attack piece on private investigator Bill Warner that was run on May 7th, 2008, criticizing his efforts to shut down the Al-Shabaab terrorist website http://www.kataaib.net/
Domain Services Provided By: Dotster, Inc
Registrant: Domain pending cancellation per US Government Order
8100 NE Parkway Drive, Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98662 US
Domain Name: http://www.kataaib.net/
Created on: 13-APR-07 Expires on: 13-APR-09
Last Updated on: 23-JAN-09 Closed Per US Government order.
Troy Kastigar did find trouble as a young adult. Before he left for Somalia, he acquired a lengthy rap sheet, filled with misdemeanors ranging from credit card fraud to driving after his license was revoked.
According to former classmates, he graduated in 1999 from Robbinsdale Cooper High School. Kastigar is identified in police reports as white, but his mother claimed Native American heritage. At some point, Kastigar converted to Islam and went by the Muslim name "Abdirahman." Somali-American community members say they occasionally saw Kastigar at the mosque, and more frequently at community basketball games or at the Brian Coyle community center in Minneapolis.
Private investigator Bill Warner says Daphne Ala. terror suspect Omar hammami aka Abu Mansour al-Amriki linked to jihadist Web site of Al-Shabaab http://www.kataaib.net/ , ABC News confirms al-Amriki is head of propaganda for Al-Shabaab. Hammami, 25, attended Daphne High School and the University of South Alabama. Warner said news reports of Hammami's past as a computer science student confirmed his suspicions that al-Amriki had provided technical assistance to al-Shabaab. "At that time, I suspected he was involved with setting up the Web site," he said. "It appears Omar, with his background, is the perfect guy to set this up for them."
Mukhtar Osman, a former student at the University of Minnesota, says he met Kastigar last fall across the street from the U's Carlson School of Management. Troy Kastigar was a Muslim convert who apparently had no personal ties to Somalia. Kastigar was wearing a traditional Pakistani tunic, a tattoo on his neck, and a strange beard. He was in a car with three Somali young men whom Osman knew. Osman says it was the first and only time he saw the man who introduced himself as Abdirahman. Just a few days after shaking Kastigar's hand, all four men left for Somalia.