Al-Shabaab: Three Americans Among Gunmen in Kenya Mall
Al-Shabaab is claiming that there are American gunmen among those still holed up in the Westgate mall in a standoff with Kenyan and Israeli special forces.
The Somali al-Qaeda affiliate tweeted a series of names on its latest account before Twitter against suspended the group. Al-Shabaab has been creating new accounts each time they get shut down but a movement of pro-Kenyan tweeters has been tracking down the new accounts and complaining to Twitter.
“We received permission to disclose the names of our mujahideen inside #Westgate,” their latest account tweeted.
They proceeded to tweet the names one by one, including Ahmed Mohamed Isse, 22, “native” of St. Paul, Minn., Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid, 24, of Minneapolis, and Gen Mustafe Noorudiin, 27, of Kansas City, Mo.
Yep, good mom-and-apple-pie Americans, every one.
Keep in mind that these are the kinds of “American citizens” our drone strikes kill.
NYPD Steps Up Security in Response to Kenya Attack
The NYPD has heightened security at key locations around the city in response to the ongoing attack on a mall in Kenya that has left dozens killed, though officials say there are no specific threats to the city.
Counterterror units have been deployed throughout the city and authorities say extra officers will be on the streets Sunday, especially in heavily trafficked areas like Times Square and Penn Station.
“We keep track of events across the globe as they unfold and we adjust our counter terrorism efforts accordingly,” said Deputy Commissioner John McCarthy in a statement. “We have redeployed our critical response and hercules teams as a precaution. There is no specific threat.”
Of course the NYPD must. That’s because the whole world lives in New York as we’ve let Somalians migrate there and to other cities based on the notion that Somalians are the New Italians, or something like that; it is no longer an American city, Nicholas Stix notwithstanding. This means that every time some Crapistanis get bugs up their asses in Whackistan, the NYPD has to go into Defcon 5 to make sure the Crapistani community in Queens doesn’t start in on a plan to blow up a building in the Whackistani part of Brooklyn.
That said, I’m surprised the KCPD and the Minneapolis PD aren’t similarly in high alert, for those are the cities where the “Americans” involved in the Nairobi terrorist attack over the weekend “came” from.