Up to three American teenager were among the terrorists who attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya’s foreign minister Amina Mohamed confirmed on Monday.

The Americans, aged between 18 and 19, of Somali or Arab origin, lived in Minnesota and one other place in the U.S, she said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour. One Brit was also believed to be involved.

The revelation would support other information posted on Twitter, which suggested the Somali terror cell which carried out the attack was 15-strong and contained many nationalities, including citizens of the United States.

The terrorist group Al Shabab that has claimed responsibility for the attack says its gunmen are still alive and holding hostages in the Nairobi shopping mall they seized four days ago–despite claims from Kenyan authorities that the siege is over.

The al-Qaida-linked organization made the claims after Kenyan government assurances of success in the fourth-day of the stand off.

Al Shabab said the hostages ‘are still alive, looking quite disconcerted but, nevertheless, alive’.

The death toll from the horrific assault stands at 65, with some 120 injured. However, that number could rise significantly. Several reports suggests there are many more dead still inside the mall.

Associated Press correspondent Jason Straziuso in Kenya reported on his twitter feed that the morgue in Nairobi was preparing to receive 60 more bodies.

Conflicting reports also indicate that three Kenyan soldiers may have been killed by the Al Shabab militants–possibly execution-style after being taken hostage themselves.

Kenyan police took to Twitter to counter Al Shabab’s claim that it was still in control, tweeting: ‘The enemy will continue spewing out propaganda to ensure that we fail as they want us to. Let us ignore such and focus on what is clear.’

It comes as Mohammed Ali, Chief Investigations Editor at KTN, tweeted a picture of what is believed to be the attackers roaming the mall with machine guns, dressed in civilian clothes.

If it is the terrorists, it is one of the first images of the deadly attack and reminiscent of the terror attack carried out in Mumbai in 2008, which left over 160 dead and injured more than 600 people.

US authorities are concerned that Al Shabab is using violent propaganda videos that glorify terrorism to lure youths from Minnesota’s Somali community to fight in the Middle East against the West and its allies.

The official report of Americans and at least one Brit participating in the bloody attack comes one day after an unsubstantiated Twitter account, claiming to be from Al Shabab, posted the names of three Americans, saying two were from Minnesota and one from Kansas City, Missouri.

Al Shabab spokesmen in Somalia later denied those reports, saying all of the attackers were Somali.

The Twin Cities has one of the largest Somali communities in the world, with around 35,000 residents emanating from the east African nation, and there are fears that Al Shabab has been actively recruiting from it.

WCCO-TV reported that one recruit, Dahir Gure, who has since been killed, said: ‘This is the real Disneyland. You have to join us.’

Minneapolis FBI spokesman Kyle Loven told WCCO: ‘It is troubling, because it uses the medium of video to romanticize what it is to go to Somalia and fight. And it’s appealing, unfortunately, to some young men here in Minneapolis.’

More than 20 young Somalis from Minnesota are known to have left their homes to join Al Shabab in Africa.

Loven of the FBI told USA Today they are reviewing whether Americans are among the terrorists in Nairobi.

‘We’re not confirming or speculating on possible involvement at this time,’ Loven said. ‘The FBI enjoys a wonderful relationship with the Somali community here [in Minneapolis]. The community is appalled with what is happening.’

FBI officials told Fox they cannot yet confirm or deny whether any of the assailants are or were Americans. ‘We just don’t know yet. We’re still trying to figure it out,’ said the source.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday the department had ‘no definitive evidence of the nationalities or the identities’ of the attackers.

One of the attackers was a woman from Britain who has ‘done this many times before’, Mohamed said, which lends weight to speculation that the so-called ‘White Widow’, Samantha Lewhwaite, may have taken part in the raid.

Indeed, insiders from the Kenyan military said yesterday that one white woman was among the terrorists who had been killed, further backing up the theory that Lewthwaite, who is the widow of one of the bombers who carried out the July 7th terror attack on the London Underground took part in the siege.

More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for four days.

Patronised by well-to-do Kenyans and expatriates, Westgate mall epitomised the African consumer bonanza that is drawing foreign investment–from West and East–to one of the world’s fastest growing regions.

U.S. officials said they were looking into whether any Americans were involved. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday the department had ‘no definitive evidence of the nationalities or the identities’ of the attackers.

White House spokesman Ben Rhodes said U.S. officials have seen ‘reports coming out of al-Shabab that indicate information along those lines’, referring to possible involvement of Americans in the attack.

‘But we have to run those to ground, of course,’ he said. ‘We do monitor very carefully and have for some time been concerned about efforts by al-Shabab to recruit Americans or U.S. persons to come to Somalia.

‘This is an issue that has been tracked very closely by the U.S. government, and it’s one that we’ll be looking into in the days ahead.’

There was no answer at the Kenyan Mission at the United Nations on Monday night.

Mohamed explained that Kenya needs to work with other governments to fight the increasing terrorist threat. She said: ‘Much more with the U.S and the U.K, because both the victims and the perpetrators came from Kenya, the United Kingdom and the United States.

‘From the information we have, two or three Americans and so far I’ve heard of one Brit.’

She added: ‘That just goes to underline the global nature of this war that we are fighting.’

Tweets from alleged Al Shabab Twitter profiles have mocked the Kenyan authorities, gloated over  civilian deaths and provided a running commentary on events.

Twitter has been shutting their accounts down, but new ones inevitably emerge with slightly altered names.

One tweet on Tuesday morning from @HMS_PRESSOFICE2 said: ‘One of the 30 hostages tried to compromise the operation have been executed point blank by our mujahideen.’ This followed several tweets that claimed the attackers are wearing uniforms belonging to the Kenyan Defence Force and have an informer working for them.

Another said: ‘Like it or loathe it! our mujahideen confirmed all executions were point blank range!’

Other tweets posted on Tuesday included ‘One things is clear, no hostage is getting out alive… not this time’ and ‘All hostages strapped remote control bombs’.

Twitter said: ‘We can’t comment on individual accounts.’

This comes as Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of the hostages had been rescued.

A government official said there was no resistance from the attackers late on Monday night after a barrage of gunfire and blasts throughout the day, but that the security forces were cautious in case some attackers were hiding in the building.

‘Our forces are combing the mall floor by floor looking for anyone left behind. We believe all hostages have been released,’ the Ministry of Interior said on Twitter.

The siege has followed a pattern of bursts of gunfire and activity followed by long lulls.

An overnight eerie silence outside the mall was broken at daybreak following a loud burst of gunfire heard coming from inside the Westgate mall, suggesting that the complex had not yet been secured. A lone military chopper circled above.

A trickle of survivors escaped the building throughout the day on Monday, but the fate of people listed as missing was unclear.

Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said the militants had set fire to mattresses in a supermarket on the mall’s lower floors and his ministry later said the blaze was under control. Two attackers were killed on Monday, taking the total of dead militants so far to three, he told a news conference.

One security officer said the mall had been turned into ‘an abattoir’ within half an hour, as gunmen went on the rampage. Militants have reportedly burned their victims’ faces and removed their hands in an attempt to conceal their identities; the bodies were piled against the main door to slow the progress of rescue teams.

On Tuesday reports emerged online that an injured woman trapped inside had been sexually abused at gunpoint in front of young hostages. It is believed that she has been shot in the shoulder, while her child has been killed.

Details of the incident were posted hundreds of times on Facebook. The woman is said to have been able to speak several times with her husband, who is outside the shopping centre–but last night he had heard nothing from her for several hours.

British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said he believed six Britons had died in the attack. Other known foreign victims are from China, Ghana, France, the Netherlands and Canada. Kenyan officials said the total death toll was at least 62.

President Barack Obama offered U.S. support, saying he believed Kenya–the scene of one of al Qaeda’s first major attacks, in 1998, and a neighbour of chaotic Somalia–would continue to be a regional pillar of stability.

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  • Extropico

    George Bush I’s Somali “humanitarian” invasion just keeps looking more dumberer.

  • The Americans, aged between 18 and 19, of Somali or Arab origin, lived
    in Minnesota and one other place in the U.S, she said in an interview
    with the PBS NewsHour. One Brit was also believed to be involved.

    The “one other place” is Kansas City, which also experienced an influx of resettled Somalis.

    • [Guest]

      I believe I read that one of the “Americans” in this attack was from Maine.

      The Somali invasion is also taking place in Portland and Lewiston, Maine (formerly 96 percent white), and Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I’m sure there are plenty of other places.

  • [Guest]

    >>>…The Americans, aged between 18 and 19, of Somali or Arab origin, lived in Minnesota and one other place in the U.S….

    Will any American one-world-globalist-multicultural-diversity fools give that fact a second thought?

    I doubt it.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    The next time we hear about dozens being murdered in a shopping mall by Muslim terrorists armed with automatic weapons and explosives, it will be somewhere in America or Europe. This is nothing but the run up to a massacre that might leave thousands of our fellow whites murdered, quite possibly at the hands of whites who “turned Turk.” There Is but one solution, expulsion of all Somalis by force, and killing any of them who resist. The fact they were targeting whites is all the reason we need to target them.

    • Extropico

      You’re old school. New school is volunteering the masses for crime and poverty while you hide in a gated community.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        The ones who imported Jihad into our midst will find their gated communities invaded, burned to the ground, and everyone there meeting the same fate the Tartars met at the hands of Ivan Grozny, aka Ivan the Terrible. When his troops were done, very few Tartars were still breathing in Kazan after they poured in and put almost all of them to the sword. The same fate awaits these traitors, either at the hands of the Jihadists they imported, or rightfully vengeful whites.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I’m predicting it now: there will be a mall hostage situation committed by Somalis at the Mall of America here in Minnesota.

      It’s only a matter of time. After all: “The Twin Cities has one of the largest Somali communities in the world, with around 35,000 residents emanating from the east African nation, and there are fears that Al Shabab has been actively recruiting from it.”

    • mikebowen55

      Personally I think we should simply exterminate every last one of them here. It will send a message to the others.

    • evilsandmich

      Obviously the trick is to set as many of those potential terrorists (and anyone they’d care to bring along) with tickets to their favorite jihad hole elsewhere on the planet.

  • Spartacus

    “Tweets from alleged Al Shabab Twitter profiles have mocked the Kenyan
    authorities, gloated over civilian deaths and provided a running
    commentary on events.”


    And somehow, they’re not “alienating” their supporters…

  • MekongDelta69

    They are no more ‘Americans’ than any of us are Martians.

    You import the third world – you get the third world.

    • Extropico

      Before we have a viable technology for colonizing the moon or Mars, there will be diversity debates as to who gets to join the colony. The Martian Bantus of Colony xyz…an outstanding television series of the future.

      Funfact: James Bond had a health diversity discussion with Jaws to save his life in Moonraker.

    • NorthSea

      You can’t turn around in the Minneapolis Airport without bumping into a Somali worker. Think about that: Muslims working in an airport. But, on the other hand, the FBI “enjoys a wonderful relationship with the Somali community in Minneapolis”, so there is that.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Correction: you import the turd world, you get the turd world

      • MekongDelta69

        Yeah, you’re right. I guess my fingers just felt like typing an extra letter in each word. They do that all on their own, when my brain is daydreaming about the ‘marvels of diversity.’

        I’m gonna go punish them now for getting out of hand [pun intended]…

    • Romulus

      Stupid is as stupid does. These are the same scum that dragged are boys in the street in Mogadishu. The movie black hawk down is based on it. Most of the effing pirates in that area are also from Somalia.

  • Erasmus

    Once again, why in the world are we importing these Muzzies into our country? They have NOTHING to offer this country except dysfunction, dependency and harm to real Americans.

    • Magician

      So we can prove we are not racists. Sweden, which is possibly the most beautiful, advanced and peaceful country in the world, imports several tens of thousands of refugees and immigrants from the worst parts of this world every year to prove that they are not racists. They receive Swedish citizenship as soon as they arrive in Sweden, and live on the welfare for the rest of their lives and once they receive the Swedish citizenship they can legally bring all their relatives to Sweden. And most Somalis have several hundreds of relatives

  • Luca

    How this hasn’t happened yet in the US is simply by the sheer grace of God. I always fear for innocent people going into a theater, a concert, a mall or a stadium.

    Any venue with a limited number of exits and the capacity to hold large numbers of people should have extraordinary security forces. I am talking armed guards and I mean armed to the teeth. dogs, gas, automatic weapons, body armor, etc.

    We are at war and the enemy walks among us.

    • evilsandmich

      They’re probably scared away by those ‘no guns’ signs on the outside of the doors.

  • dmxinc

    Tell me our government isn’t going to pay victims of this massacre any money because of the actions of these “Americans” who aren’t American in the least.

    • mikebowen55

      I could tell you that but you know it would be a lie. Of course us white folks have to pay for everything that goes on in the turd world.

  • I fully expect these Somalians to go full terrorist at some point domestically. However, to the extent that they have recently been involved in really nasty stuff, they go back to Somalia and do it. It amuses me when the FBI gets itself into lather about Somalian-Americans going back to Somalia to run with AQ. I mean, they’re out of our hair, be glad for that. DLTDHYOTWO. For my money, I’d rather have Somalian-Americans be running with terrorists in Somalia than being peaceful in America.

    • leftists are delusional

      Just a matter of time, before a similar attack occurs in the US.
      The surprising thing is it has not already.

  • Jenkem Huffington

    Considering the average flock of mud ducks can barely organize something as complicated as a gang rape, you have to wonder who is really funding and organizing something like this?
    My gut tells me there’s more to this than we will ever know.

  • Romulus

    Im so enraged at the deliberate editing out of african (literally) american, that o cannot comment further!!!

  • I wonder if Mr. Engelman would care to double-down on his earlier statements on the subject of US birthright citizenship. Maybe that’s “nuanced”.

  • jackryanvb

    We’re targeting Somalian Muslim immigration in Middle Tennessee.

    Why would anyone want to bring these 8th century Somalia Muslim African savages to Tennessee or any White area?

    A: our people are rather rather stupid.

    • [Guest]

      >>>Why would anyone want to bring these 8th century Somalia Muslim African savages to Tennessee or any White area?

      The only motive I can imagine would be the desire to destroy white areas.

      Welcome to Maine!:

      • RegisterToPost

        It’s done under the misguided religious justification of Lutheran Social Services and their ilk. But where does it say in the Bible that we have to import millions of third world people?

        • Erasmus

          And after they arrive they spawn millions like themselves, dysfunctional, ignorant, uncurious and destined like their parents to be a burden on the productive sectors of society.

          • [Guest]

            The new arrivals are immediately signed up for every form of government assistance. It’s not only food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention; they must be trained in the use of electrical appliances, forks and spoons, and toilets. They do not recognize a door for a door or understand the operation of a doorknob. They’ve never used stairs and get disoriented when attempting to climb them. The rudiments of civilization are a marvel to them.

            When I say that the U.S. is killing itself, this is what I mean. Only a suicidal nation would import untold numbers of hopelessly backward, illiterate black Muslims who’ll live off productive white Americans until the entire system collapses under its own weight. It’s total madness.

        • [Guest]

          I expect that the social-services branches of the denominations bear closer resemblance to the various humanist manifestos, political platforms, and community-organization groups than to biblical Christianity.

        • jackryanvb

          Please document the specific names, personal info of individual Lutheran Social Service immigration traitors.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Google ‘Resettlement Watch.”

        • Whitetrashgang

          Well there is a tribe that runs the USA that is trying to make it a sea of dumb mud people,the church people wouldn’t do it unless it pays.

      • joesolargenius

        I am wondering if part of the agreement for these organizations whom bring them to white areas is that they must look out for their well being for a period of time in order to receive tax dollars for their efforts.Dropping these immigrants off in a black neighborhood would cause them a lot of grief as the Africans despise African Americans and are open about it.

        • [Guest]

          Could be. I’m not sure about the particulars of this infestation. I know only that there is a lot of tax money and a lot of stupid behind it.

    • “8th century”.

      You’re being rather generous there me thinks.
      Otherwise I agree with your conclusion.

    • Jenkem Huffington

      These troglodytes quit on evolution after dropping off their tails. There is a minimum of 100,000 years of evolutionary divergence between our common ancestors…. 8th century in Somalia looked like 8000 BC in Somalia, looks like today in Somalia apart from what whites gave to them.

      • Erasmus

        There is a minimum of 100,000 years of evolutionary divergence between our common ancestors….

        This is something to keep in mind whenever someone claims that we all originally came from Africa. Although that is true, after our ancestors left, they evolved into an entirely new and more sophisticated variety of human.

    • Luca

      Correction: Our Liberal politicians are rather stupid.

      • jackryanvb

        It ain’t just liberal politicians.

        The CEO of Tyson Foods (2012 compensation was $7.8 million) is providing very low wage food processing jobs for Somalian Muslims in Shelbyville TN. Leage of the South is initiating protests on this issue the second week of October.

  • JohnEngelman

    The Americans, aged between 18 and 19, of Somali or Arab origin.

    – James Nye et al., Daily Mail (London), September 24, 2013

    Immigrants are not of equal value.

    • “Americans”?


      • JohnEngelman

        James Nye said it, not me. I do not think people like that should be allowed to immigrate to any civilized country.

        Blacks are frequently criminals. Moslems are frequently terrorists. A black Moslem is someone who has difficulty figuring out whether to rob a restaurant or blow it up in the name of Allah.

        • Jefferson

          Muslims are the Iggers of the religious world.

        • Thank you for making me laugh with your second paragraph. I rarely do that anymore.

        • David Ashton

          This is a racial or cultural choice, not just a matter of a “disembodied” IQ.

  • The way they announced the nationality status of these attackers on my nightly news last night, whilst showing a photo of that White British Islam covert.
    Artfully took responsibility away from the Bantu Muslims and made it sound like a bunch of Westerners (implied White) went down to cause trouble in Kenya.
    Blacks and Muslims get a free pass in our media, combine both of those groups and then Uncle Sam and John Bull all of sudden pulled the trigger.
    Makes me feel sick, like the stories you hear of criminals who successfully sue their victims.

  • Fr. John+

    “US authorities are concerned that Al Shabab is using violent propaganda videos that glorify terrorism to lure youths from Minnesota’s Somali community to fight in the Middle East against the West and its allies.”

    Yup, and other non-whites trained in a Minnesota Flight School, prior to 9/11, were touted as those who manned the planes that ‘forever changed American History.’

    Can we FINALLY admit that NON-WHITES do NOT belong in America- at any location, for ANY reason, and are to be considered ENEMY COMBATTANTS, merely for being non-White, as well as non-Christian, as well as non-European?

    Ja sure, you betcha.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Yet this insanely ignorant PC statement from Britain’s David Cameron, “They don’t represent Islam or Muslims in Britain or anywhere else in the world.”

    YES, they do represent Islam, Mr. Cameron, in Britain and every corner of the globe they have managed to infest.
    Apparently Mr. C. suffers from a serious mental illness called
    D-E-N-I-A-L: aka, Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying.

    • Sloppo

      About 55.4% of muslims claim to oppose islamic terrorism so the terrorists only represent about 700 million people (44.6% of the world’s 1.6 billion muslims) plus whatever percentage of the 55.4% that lied about it.

  • Sloppo

    What did one Muslim say to another Muslim at the shopping mall?

    Nothing any different than anyone else because Muslims are peaceful and civilized just like all the other demographic groups which collectively enrich us with the beauty of their talents, customs and heritages.

    Then the building exploded.

  • scutum1

    To Register to Post: The importation of Somali, Sudanese, and other turd world immigrants by Lutheran Social services, Catholuic Charities and the Hebrew Immigrant Aide Society is not driven by alturism. It is all about the money that these groups get from placing this trash in our communities. Of course once these future rocket sicentists and neuro-surgeons are placed in a community they are quickly dumped onto the welfare roles. They are a gift to the American public from the above groups that will keep on giving for decades, if not centuries.

  • [Guest]

    I see that now. I entered “Somalis Columbus Ohio” into a search engine and got the following results:

    • Somali Community Association of Ohio

    • Somali – Ohio Department of Public Safety

    I can’t bear to click on the links.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    How long until something like this happens here in the US? It’s only a matter of time. Then they’ll install TSA checkpoints at mall entrances.

  • evilsandmich

    That’s not a fair analogy, skunks are awesome.

  • Earl Turner


    How anyone can simply watch a National Geographic video and NOT see that these things are NOT human and NOT like us and CAN NOT be made to be like us is beyond me. They don’t belong here! They belong in Africa where they can go on living in mud huts, raping infants, and eating each other.

    • dmxinc

      I do not believe it is wise (or accurate) to describe any people as “Not Human.”

      Yes, there are IQ, behavior differences, as well as attractiveness and you may want to live with your own kind (nothing wrong with that at all), but it is not right to think others are not human.

      Those kind of statements drive many reasonable people away from the means to waken from their stupor about race.

      • Sloppo

        Regarding your last statement … you realize of course that it’s quite common for certain disingenuous people to do that on purpose.

  • jackryanvb

    I think it’s closer to 1,000 somalian workers. But still, very bad.

    That’s why some of us our protesting Tyson Foods’ importation of low wage Somalian Muslim workers to Shelbyville in Oct. Please contact League of the South to support the activism.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Or, perhaps he is using the time honored Muslim practice of taqiyya?

    For any who many not know:
    “Taqiyya”: “Concealing, precaution, guarding.” Disguising one’s beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. Manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. To be used in fending off and neutralizing any criticism of Islam or Muslims.
    Lies told to prevent denigration of Islam, protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart.

    • I practiced that internally to a multiply regressive degree when I was an abused child, and later made it an art form while I was in federal prison and later on probation.

      The problem with making a habit out of a peaceful act is that the peaceful habit becomes the norm. Perhaps I accidentally rehabilitated myself, or my respect for my mother, my wife and my daughter did the job. I know what I’d like to do at times, but that seems less important than my family and what we have together.

      When I returned home from federal prison 10 years ago, the feds warned the neighbors about me. One of the neighbors later tried warning me about a truly horrible “Mr. Scott”, and became my friend when I laughed and admitted that was me. He even whispered my name.

      I learned with whom I could speak openly when I was in federal prison, but there were already several layers, paved over.

      When I trusted my childhood best friend with an opinion about race and politics in 1999, he ceased having anything to do with me. I take that pain out and look at it once in a while, but I did my duty as his friend: I was honest. Over fifteen years later, it doesn’t hurt as much as it once did; we call this “perspective”.

      • itdoesnotmatter

        Thanks for relating your story. My empathy.
        As an abused child, I went in the opposite direction.
        Believing deliberate, calculated dishonesty a mortal sin, I was afraid to go that route.
        Instead, I learned how always to do effortlessly what was needed or wanted, to be vigilant, perpetually scan the environment in anticipation of what either one of my parents might need or want in any given moment. And to do it not just right, but perfectly.
        My sibs were slobs which sent mother into a rage, so I cleaned up after them, did their chores because they were uncaring and sloppy.
        I lived in a constant dread state of mother’s rageful outbursts or step-father’s inappropriate groping.
        More than anything, I wanted to be invisible.
        My love was school, books, learning, the ultimate escape from a toxic home life. Becoming a “perfect” student won the regard of teachers and mentors, a reward not possible at home.
        The habit of vigilance paid off in my chosen profession. Seeing what is seemingly not there, what might happen, anticipating, scanning, sensing, produced an excellent clinician.
        The downside is the habit of vigilant muscular tension; it’s impossible to let go.
        Ironically, my ever critical mother said of me years down the road: “I didn’t miss the others when they left home, but when you left, I fell into a dark depression. You were my ‘right hand.'”
        Thanks, mother.

  • David Ashton

    That is why the cultural and racial heritage of immigrants matters, irrespective of their IQ level.

    • JohnEngelman

      Fortunately Orientals and Jews are not inclined to engage in crime and terrorism.

      • David Ashton

        Generally Jews have no inclination for terrorism or violent crime, but those of them who have engaged in it during the 20th century have shown their “superiority” there too, from Bela Kun and the Stern Gang to Meyer Lansky and Jack Comer.

        As for Orientals, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Cambodian modern history is hardly exempt from violence on a huge and cruel scale.

        I do not welcome the ever-increasing Sinification of our English garden cities despite my occasional consumption of food from the already sufficient number of Chinese restaurants, and the beauty of their script.

        Jews can “make olim” in Israel.

  • Jefferson

    The amount of aid that Somalia has received from the U.S is in the billions, yet Somalia is still stuck in the stone ages. Somalia has stone age like infrastructure.

    The U.S needs more Somali immigrants like a diabetic person needs more sugar.

  • joesolargenius

    Mr Engleman you are correct that the criminal element used to be removed from the gene pool but by many different ways. Exile was one of these means of removing undesirables from the community and prison is a classic example of this. During the heyday of slavery when the African Rulers were raiding smaller villages for slaves while expanding their kingdom , they would keep those slaves they could control and then sell the others such as warriors to the slave traders.
    However when it became more difficult to raid villages because the land was being more populated and controlled by other rulers, they started culling the undesirables from among their citizens. This was around the same time as when cotton became king and so we got less of the brave noble warriors and more of the thieves ,drunks,cowards ,homosexuals and political dissidents. In other words America got mostly the culls from the African Nations .