Monday, February 23, 2015
A new video from Al Shabaab purportedly shows the terror group calling for an attack on Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn. According to Fox 9, the mall is one of three similar targets the terror group specifically names, including West Edmonton Mall in Canada and the Oxford Street shopping area in London. The video purportedly shows 6 minutes of graphic images and the terrorists celebrating the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed more than 60 people. The narrator, his face wrapped in a black-and-white kaffiyeh-type scarf and wearing a camouflage jacket, spoke with a British accent and appeared to be of Somali origin. He accused Kenyan troops in Somalia of committing abuses against Somali Muslims. He ended the video by calling on Muslim men to attack other shopping malls in Western countries. An image of the Mall of America is shown in the video, alongside its GPS coordinates. The mall says it is ramping up its security in response.
Al-Shabaab Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before. The same group that claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan mall that has claimed at least 68 lives has previously recruited dozens of Americans to join their cause. U.S. officials estimate that as many as 50 Americans have traveled to training camps in Somalia, the home of the al Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabaab, over the last six years. Al-Shabaab released a video showing three young men claiming to be from Minneapolis who the terror group said later died as martyrs. Another American, Omar Hammami of Daphne, Ala., rose to a leadership position in al-Shabaab until he was reportedly killed by rivals in the group. Hammami, widely known as the rapping jihadist on www.kataaib.net, recorded several videos of himself rhyming about what he saw as his holy war against the West and the glory of martyrdom. Hammami and other al-Shabaab leaders have vowed to hit U.S. targets and officials worry the American recruits would return home with that mission in mind.
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