Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Minneapolis FBI, Obama, Mayor Hodges and ISIS Terror in the Somali Community

Want to know why the Minneapolis FBI has turned a blind eye to ISIS terrorism in Minnesota and why a new Minneapolis FBI head is FINALLY coming on board?
Minneapolis FBI agent Terry James Albury has been charged with leaking classified information to the media as part of Jeff Sessions national crackdown on classified leaks.
Albury shared a document with the media on how the FBI uses informants and another document relating to terror threats posed in Minnesota by individuals from the Middle East. He also failed to turn over a document to his superiors relating to the use of an online platform for recruitment by a specific terrorist group last year. That sounds vague. Let's just say Al Shabaab and ISIS.
"As the only African-American FBI field agent in Minnesota, Mr. Albury's actions were driven by a conscientious commitment to long-term national security and addressing the well-documented systemic biases within the FBI," said the Minneapolis FBI.
Hmm. I wonder if this FBI agent was the guy who was responsible for outing the FBI's practices of using informants and moles to keep an eye on Al Shabaab and ISIS terrorists in Minneapolis? Once that was reported by the media, Obama and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges shut down FBI terrorist surveillance in Minneapolis, gave grants to Somali communities and instructed the Minneapolis Police Department to hire more Somali Police officers instead as the strategy to counter ISIS terrorism. Now it all makes sense. Hopefully, the new Minneapolis FBI head will put an end to averting our eyes when it comes to ISIS terrorism in Minnesota.
What did President Obama do to counter ISIS terrorism in Minnesota. He launched a pilot program to better understand why so many Somali youth in Minneapolis were leaving the U.S. to train as ISIS terrorists. His effort on countering violent extremism – known as CVE – sought to fix terrorism through community engagement and undermine attraction to terrorist activity. In other words, if we understand the terrorist, we can stop the terrorist. If we hire more Somali cops, they can befriend would-be terrorists. No need to have the FBI keep tabs on terrorist activity. No need to infiltrate terrorist groups with informants. No need to follow-up on valid leads. That's just mean and racist. No wonder Sessions and Wray are dismantling the Minneapolis FBI, getting rid of the Obama moles, and starting over. Thank goodness. There's nothing compassionate about using your own citizens as guinea pigs in the war on terror.
"We have to recognize that our best partners in all these efforts, the best people to help protect individuals from falling victim to extremist ideologies are their own communities, their own family members. We have to be honest with ourselves. Terrorist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS deliberately target their propaganda in the hopes of reaching and brainwashing young Muslims, especially those who may be disillusioned or wrestling with their identity. But communities don't always know the signs to look for, or have the tools to intervene, or know what works best. And that's where government can play a role – if government is serving as a trusted partner. If we're going to solve these issues, then the people who are most targeted and potentially most affected – Muslim Americans – have to have a seat at the table where they can help shape and strengthen these partnerships so that we're all working together to help communities stay safe and strong and resilient." President Barack Obama said at a White House Summit in February that brought together law enforcement and community leaders to discuss CVE implementation.
The pilot program gave each city $5 million for the effort, but the difficulties in executing it are highlighted by examining the struggles the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have had in its Muslim, Somali-American community to develop trust in law enforcement and address terrorist recruitment.
The Somali community points to the use of a confidential government informant in the recent arrests of the six men. They say that shows that Government is not trusting them.
Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame, who attended the February summit at the White House, acknowledges the conflict in the community on how the issue should best be resolved. Warsame is the first Somali-American on the council and represents several of the most heavily Somali populated neighborhoods in the city.
"It's healthy to have different positions. We're not monolithic. We're not all going to think the same way. In America you're allowed to think differently and have different opinions," Warsame says. "My main concern is that we have more resources, more programs and less excuses."

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