EVERY jihadist worth his Koran is committed to Islo-revolution with the aim of creating a sharia planet entirely ruled by the 8th century tenets of Mohammed.
Some groups are better organized or may have more resources than others, but they all have the same goal. Even a handful could create havoc, such as the Fort Dix Six, who planned to shoot up an army base. In November 2009 one man, Nidal Hasan, shot more than 50 people at Fort Hood, killing 13, in order to express his loyalty to Islam.
Perhaps the brilliant cops thought that Somalis were too primitive to organize an effective terrorist group. Hey, they donâ€™t have to invent guns and bombs, they can buy them with their pirate swag and â€?religiousâ€? donations from loyal Somalis to kill infidels.
After Crawling Onto U.S. Radar, Somalia Extremists Pose Threat â€“ But Will They Go Global?, Fox News, August 20, 2010Did no one in Washington notice the Columbus plot of Somali Nuradin Abdin to bomb a shopping center in 2003? Granted, that was only one person, but it should have been a possible indicator of more jihadism going on in that locale.[Video]
One of the nationâ€™s top intelligence officials was stunned by what he heard in that secret, underground facility.
Jack Tomarchio, the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the time, had flown from Washington to Ohio earlier that spring day for a briefing on the Buckeye Stateâ€™s latest efforts against terrorism. Now, as heavy winds battered the streets above, two Ohio Homeland Security officials told him how the capitals of Ohio and Minnesota had become havens for refugees of war-torn Somalia.
â€?Get out of town!â€? Tomarchio remembers saying in surprise. â€?Why did they go to Minnesota? Itâ€™s freezing up there. Why donâ€™t they go to Arizona, where itâ€™s desert-like?â€?
Then the two briefers told Tomarchio they were becoming increasingly concerned about â€?radical mosquesâ€? in Columbus, Ohio, where imams â€?considered to be a little fieryâ€? would come from Somalia and preach anti-Western messages to the growing Somali community, Tomarchio recalls about that day in 2006.
It marked one of the first times a U.S. counterterrorism official was warned that Islamic extremists in Somalia could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland â€” not just a threat to the Horn of Africa or U.S. interests there.