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originally posted by: conz1992
a reply to: Cloudbuster
How often do we hear about radical Christian groups killing in the name of their God in recent times?
originally posted by: Cloudbuster
I'm not saying anything but..... so is radical Christian religions. And to add so is trump.
originally posted by: conz1992
a reply to: eNumbra
That's why I said recent times haha, since the OP is referring to the present. I did think maybe there's some stories I might of missed, but I mean what's vandalism to murder?
Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the United States, and over the last six years, at least 22 Somali-American men have left the Twin Cities and joined al-Shabab, two of whom as recently as July 2012. These are only the confirmed cases; in fact, some community members say the number could be as high as 40. Dozens more from Minnesota and around the country have been indicted for providing material support to the terrorist group. Virtually all have been convicted. Many were inspired by recruitment videos like the one described above. Moreover, the FBI is “proceeding as if recruitment efforts are still occurring here in Minnesota,” according to Kyle Loven, a spokesman for the agency’s Minneapolis branch.
A community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among the people lining up for a crack at federal and private funds aimed at stopping terror recruiting. Friday was the deadline for applicants to request roughly $400,000 in money being administered by a nonprofit entity as part of Minnesota's efforts to stamp out violent extremism.
The program is part of a three-city pilot project, which includes Boston and Los Angeles, launched more than a year ago by the Obama administration. Minneapolis' program, called Building Community Resilience, focuses on the state's large Somali community, which has been fertile ground for terrorism recruiters. More than 22 men have left the state since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia, and roughly a dozen people have left in recent years to join militants in Syria.
In the letters, McVeigh insisted he has no fear of his execution. An agnostic, he said he will "improvise, adapt and overcome" if it turns out that there is an afterlife. "If I am going to hell," he wrote, "I'm gonna have a lot of company."
originally posted by: Mazzini
a reply to: matafuchs
You are doing a disservice to the majority of Muslims who have no connection to terrorism and are no different than the previous immigrants and the ones before them who all want one thing: Freedom.
They don't want to commit suicide and go to heaven they want the right to exist and be happy, not easy in certain Middle east countries. You don't even ponder government complicity in certain acts of terror which cannot be ruled out.
Freedom is all immigrants want and why they come here. The Cartels of Mexico and central and South America are a bigger threat than radical Islam. Gang violence is an everyday occurence in most urban areas and has spread to the suberbs and inducts young children to the life so by the time they reach adulthood they have no conscience and don't care about jail or death.
I'd love that, I feel like the only thing missing in my life right now is a valiant gallop on horseback in full metal armour. Sort out a problem like the good ol' days