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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, December 04, 2008 6:11 PM 

I really wasn't going to do anything other than shut down my trusty laptop tonight, but I decided to see if anything was up on Atlas about the Obama birth certficate fiasco.

And I found this absolutely, utterly stomach-turning report from Refugee Resettlement Watch.

"One of Five Suspected Somali Suicide Bombers Laid to Rest" ... IN MINNESOTA.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (FOX 9)—One of the five men suspected to be a suicide bomber who killed himself and 29 others last October in Somalia, was buried Wednesday at a Burnsville Cemetery.

Video: Funeral for Suspected Suicide Bomber


FOX 9 has learned DNA tests have confirmed Shirwa Ahmed was one of five suicide bombers who killed himself and 29 others last October in northern Somalia.

He is also a Minnesotan and a naturalized U.S. citizen.

The FBI helped return Ahmed's remains to his family. 

At a Twin Cities cemetery in Burnsville Wednesday afternoon, the suspected suicide bomber was laid to rest.

Shirwa Ahmed, 27, was given a traditional Muslim burial.

Family and friends did not wish to talk about the circumstances of his death.

Community activist Omar Jamal is one of the few who will.

“Honestly I look at him seriously as a victim and not as a criminal, I think of him as a young victim," says Jamal.

U.S. intelligence is investigating whether Ahmed and the other missing Minnesota Somali’s attended terrorist training camps.

There, lessons are given on explosives and automatic weapons and some of the terrorists seem to speak, with American accents.

FOX 9 learned as many as a 20 young Somali men have vanished from the Twin Cities in the last year.

Some of those suspicions have focused on the Abuubakar As-Sadiq Islamic Center.  

It's religious leader, Sheikh Abdirahman was prevented from traveling to Mecca last Saturday.

He tells FOX 9, he believes he was placed on the no-fly list because of the on-going investigation.

During the funeral Wednesday, Shirwa Ahmed was neither celebrated as a martyr, nor condemned as a killer. He was buried simply as a Muslim man, who died so close, yet so far, from home.

Oh, spare us the literary aspirations and end the story already. A naturalized American Somali suicide bomber came "home" on the taxpayer's dime for a "traditional Muslim burial." What's wrong with this picture?


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