Assimilation is the magic fleece that provides invisibility to violent minds that serves a sleepy and unsuspecting public their morning cup of coffee that’s laced with arsenic. – Theodore W.
In the News: The BBC reported Saturday that Kenyan authorities are still searching for 29 year-old UK native Samantha Lewthwaite. Suspected of being the mastermind behind last weekend’s terror attack at a posh shopping mall in Nairobi that left 67 people dead, Lewthwaite, also known as “The White widow” is believed to be a “captain” in the Somali militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the carnage in Nairobi and a massive manhunt is currently underway for Lewthwaite and other leaders of their group.
Since post 9/11 there has been nearly 20 failed attempts to kill Americans on U.S. soil in terrorist attacks. On April 15, 2013 two brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, both living in the Boston, Massachusetts area, succeeded in killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 using two pressure cooker bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon.
American born Jihadi-terrorist John Walker Lindh is currently being held in a non-traditional prison in Indiana. Convicted of multiple crimes to kill American soldiers as an enemy combatant in Afghanistan (captured in November 2001) he openly admits that he despises America.
Omar Hammami is the son of an American Christian woman and a Syrian Muslim father. Omar in his latter teenage years (while living in Alabama), embraced radical Islam and joined the notorious Al-Shabaab terror network. Al-Shabaab is the same terror group that has taken credit for last week’s terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Thought to be killed by the same group he pledged his life to, some speculate that Hammami is still alive and plotting more carnage.
Warning: Do not be fooled, do not ignore signs of peculiar / radical behavior, for without a doubt they (the terrorists) live amongst us.
Food for thought
At this very second living semi-inconspicuously throughout the United States and other capitalistic societies there are bitter and dangerous people who are planning to kill you and me.
Don’t be lured to sleep by your big screen television set and your membership at the spa. Agents of mayhem and terror are real and they exist throughout our society. They are the product of underfunded and systematically closed mental institutions, public schools, orphanages, soup kitchens and the military industrial complex.
Some agents cloak their hatred for the system (the society they live in) by pretending to be pleasant, law abiding citizens. Their middle to upper class pedigree conveniently facilitates their objective of appearing normal as “Big Brother” who’s constantly on a mission to identify “enemies of the state”, ignores their quirky behavior and predictably zooms the camera lens on “the usual suspects”.
Disillusioned by government, religion, war, and decadent opulence, they methodically spin and orchestrate a façade that’s worthy of winning an academy award for “best acting performance in a movie drama”.
For the record so that you’ll know, these individuals sit across from you at work in their cubicle, they sit next to you on the subway / bus and more than likely they wait on your table at your favorite coffee shop. Their goal is to end this war mongering, materialistic, pseudo-Christian, pseudo-Muslim, politically rightwing world and replace it with nothing. They want a new beginning, a clean slate, anarchy 101.
On the flip side, the other “agents of terror”, because of their misfortune of being born on “the wrong side of the railroad track” and therefore being condemned to living an existence that’s saturated by crime and unimaginable poverty, are not very concerned about concealing their anarchist attitude, so they unabashedly break bones, set fires and spit on authority.
They don’t fit in society as well as their rehearsed cohorts do, however, because of the chasm between the “haves and the have nots”, they too are almost invisible to the people who live on the “right side of town” who drive through the city in their expensive SUVs and sport sedans without even acknowledging the poor’s existence.
Their rage is blindly directed at a world that cares nothing about their empty belly or their teenaged sister who turns “tricks on the street” because of bad memories of a father that fondled her at ten and a mother who shows more love for heroin than her children. For them life is about pain and suffering, and they’re now ready to dispense their own dose of it to an uncaring world.
Among the captured teenaged terrorists who attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya on September 21, 2013, up to three American teenagers were among the terrorists. Kenya's foreign minister Amina Mohamed confirmed last Monday.
The Americans, aged between 18 and 19, of Somali or Arab origin, lived in Minnesota and one other place in the U.S, Mohamed said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour. One Brit was also believed to be involved.
The intent of this article is not to scare anyone, rather the intent is to wake people up. The terrorist murders that occurred at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya could happen in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, London, England, Paris, France, Frankfurt, Germany, virtually anywhere.
In closing, the world has evolved into a dangerous place where disillusioned teenagers now kill without thinking twice about it. Some come from poor environments and others do not. The key is to be more aware of young adults who are crying out for help.
Listen to what’s on their mind and assure them their situation will improve. If you know of a child that’s struggling, help them or at least guide them towards help. Stop allowing politicians to cut programs that feed the hungry because in the end a hungry person is a dangerous person. Think about it and act responsibly before it’s too late.
As always the New Orleans Examiner is interested in what you think. Why have so many young adults worldwide joined terrorist organizations? Has society completely ignored the warning signs? Inquiring minds want to know. Sound off.
Until next time, Good day, God Bless and Good fishing.