Six weeks ago, it was reported that Farah Mohamed Shirdon (A.K.A. Abu Usamah Somali) was killed in action. That intelligence proved to be incorrect. Last week, the former Calgary resident, resurfaced in an interview with Vice.com. It appears he is alive and well, festering with hatred and currently fighting in Iraq.
Among other things, Shirdon talked about having brothers organizing to bring another terrorist attack on New York City.
The National Post Reports:
…Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a former Calgary movie theatre employee, appeared erratic and became increasingly enraged as he dished out threats and claimed God was on his side.
“God willing, we will make some attacks in New York soon, a lot of brothers are mobilizing there right now in the West, thanks to Allah,” he said. Smiling, he added they were “mobilizing for a brilliant attack, my friend.”
ISIS was conducting beheadings because “you attack one of us, we will attack one of you,” he said, adding, “We will stop when we behead the kuffar [disbelievers] and when we turn his children into our slaves.”
But as if to undermine his boasts, he said he was under attack “day and night” and would have to go, apparently because of yet another assault. Calling himself Abu Usamah, Mr. Shirdon was eulogized online by fellow terrorists in August but later returned to Twitter to say he had been injured but was alive.
For my fellow Americans who think that crazy Islamists like this are not within our borders, you might do a little research into the Islamic population in Minnesota, where there is a large Somali community that is known as a fertile recruiting ground for such terrorists organizations as Al-Shabaab. And if you don’t want to look at Minnesota, just turn on the TV. The Oklahoma beheading has been in the news for several days now.
This is no longer a problem that is getting close. It is here.
Is New York City to be the target of Islamists yet again?
The interview from Vice.com is below.
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