Justice Department Charges 14 With Aiding Radical Somali Group

At least half are U.S. citizens.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

While we're worrying about illegal immigration, some people in Minnesota, Alabama and California have been aiding a Somali terrorist group. The Justice Department charged 14 people with aiding the radical Islamist al-Shabab organization in Somalia. Two were arrested Thursday, and the others are fugitives and believed to be overseas. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the charges reflect a disturbing trend in which al-Shabab, which has links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network, has appealed to U.S. citizens of Somali descent to join the group's battle against a weak U.S.-backed transitional government and African Union peacekeeping forces in Somalia. He also said that there is currently no direct evidence that al-Shabab is threatening the United States. Not yet, at least. Talk about focusing on the wrong thing. Why worry about so-called anchor babies when terrorists are living next door?

Read more at The Washington Post.

--Nsenga K. Burton

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