Saturday was a busy day terror-wise. A bomb went off in New York City, about which there are still questions regarding the perp and motives. Another explosive went off in New Jersey along the route of a 5K run that celebrated US Marines.
But there is no question about the attacks in St. Cloud MN where an as yet unnamed Muslim stabbed nine people after quizzing at least some of them about their religious affiliation regarding allah.
ISIS claimed him as one of theirs on Sunday, but the guy was in no position to argue since he had been shot dead by an off-duty cop during the Muslim’s stabby spree.
Minnesota has been inundated by Somali Muslims, who are among the most backward newbies ever, plus they are top jihad returners to the homeland. So why does Washington continue to import Somalis when they don’t like the country or its inhabitants?
Minnesota has struggled for years trying out various strategies to get Somalis to assimilate to American values — expensive youth outreach, make-work social programs, even a basketball coaching scheme for one jihadist that failed — but the Africans have shown zero interest in wanting to acculturate. They prefer their Islamic values of jihad, polygamy, Islamic supremacism and misogyny. A filmmaker interviewed Somalis in Minneapolis last year and most openly rejected the Constitution and embraced sharia as their core belief.
Liberals like Obama say America should repeal the Second Amendment if it would “save one life.” Meanwhile his open borders and Syrian Muslim immigration jihad have caused many American deaths and will likely kill more.
Some Somali immigrants to America prefer to return to their national home to kill for allah with al-Shabaab or ISIS.
Minnesota resident Pete Hegseth appeared on Fox News Sunday morning and agreed with Donald Trump that it’s time to hit the Pause button on diverse immigration.
How about a really long pause, say maybe a century?
TUCKER CARLSON: A man shouting Allah goes on a stabbing rampage inside a Minnesota shopping mall. Did the refugee crisis caused this? We will connect the dots with Pete Hegseth. He joins us just ahead. We’re bringing back a Fox News alert this morning. Eight people were stabbed in a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, last night by a man shouting Allah as he asked his victims if they were Muslim.
ED HENRY: Fox News contributor and US Army vet Pete Hegseth was in St. Cloud just yesterday. He joins us live now from Minneapolis. Good to see you Pete, certainly not under these circumstances, when you see what is clearly a terror attack on the ground in Minnesota. What are you hearing there? What are people saying?
PETE HEGSETH: I was there for a football game later on that evening. There was this attack — listen, what’s happening in Minnesota is a microcosm of the refugee concerns in America. There’s large swathes of Somali Muslims who have come to Minnesota over the last number of decades. There’s no real understanding of how many. Many of resettle throughout Minnesota — Rochester, Minneapolis and St. Cloud — a significant populations upwards of 10 or 15 percent of the population in St. Cloud now. A lot of tensions and there has not been the amount of assimilation a lot of Minnesotans have wanted.
So there’s a concern that this population could do something just like this. The FBI director a couple of months ago said that literally about the Somali population in Minnesota: there’s a terror recruitment problem and that community is in denial. And a lot of Minnesotans — I can speak for folks here — there’s been this abiding concern that something like this might happen eventually. Unfortunately it did in St. Cloud it appears, although we don’t know the identity exactly of the attacker, and with the places like the Mall of America and others here in Minnesota those fears continue.
CARLSON: So that refugee resettlement didn’t happen accidentally; it was federal policy and the upshot has been to turn your state from a peaceful state, famous for its niceness, into a place where there are more terror plots foiled than in any other state in the union. What was the point of this? The US government is supposed to act on behalf of the country. What was the point of this resettlement?
HEGSETH: The point of this was open arms, no matter what. It was open borders. It was the view of the world that the left has. Lutheran Social Services here, one of the resettlement groups, has just committed to bringing as many as possible with open arms. I mean, Minnesota’s a welcoming place and always has been, but if you’re not going to assimilate and become a fabric of the state, that’s when people start to have very real concerns.
And no state has sent more people to go fight with al-Shabaab and ISIS than the state of Minnesota, and so it’s about time we stand up start asking questions — hey, we need these folks to assimilate, we need to make sure there’s allegiance, we’ve got to track these radical mosques, we’ve got to have maybe a pause on this program, and yet our leadership here in Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton, tells everyone who has a concern that, well, you’re just un-Minnesotan and you can leave the state. The reality is we’re just want to make sure that anyone comes here is a part of that fabric, and we don’t know how much it costs, we don’t know how many, and we certainly can’t track allegiance at this point.
HUNTSMAN: You don’t look any further than Europe to look at their immigration laws and what they have dealt with over the past even 12 months there because of their lax immigration laws, and you see that creeping into this country now. What can we do about it? What do we do so we feel safe so in a place like Minnesota, as Tucker was saying this lovely place, that most people normally feel safe there aren’t on edge?
HEGSETH: Get our hands around refugee resettlement programs and Minnesota literally has no idea how many Somali Muslims are here because you have secondary migration and then there’s not a lot of tracking of where they live necessarily. So when Donald Trump talks about extreme vetting, when Donald Trump says we want to know who’s coming into our country, he is on to the pulse of many Americans and Minnesotans who say, Hey they’re not sending refugees to the gated communities of the elites, they’re not sending refugees to Washington, DC, they’re not sending them to Summit Avenue in St. Paul. They’re sending them to the rural communities and elsewhere where they’re left to deal with it and the citizens are saying, hey this isn’t going very well. Another problem here in Minnesota — big welfare magnet, and so you get a lot of folks coming here because of the generous benefits.
CARLSON: Was there ever a vote on this? Isn’t this supposed to be a democracy? Did you as a Minnesota resident ever have a chance to weigh in? Was the population never consulted about this, ever?
HEGSETH: Of course not, never. And no real sense of who’s coming and how many and so you’ve got city councils and others overwhelmed and that’s where you get a lot of consternation. Again, it’s elites telling us this is something we need to have, and then the folks on the ground saying, wait, it’s time to hit Pause. Donald Trump is right. Let’s hit Pause and figure out who’s coming here because they are committing terrorist acts.
CARLSON: It’s what suicide looks like.
St. Cloud authorities noted a short while ago that actually nine people had been stabbed.
Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, police chief says, Fox News, September 18, 2016
ISIS claimed responsibility after a knife-wielding man injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening, a bloody rampage during which he reportedly asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah.
St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said the suspect, whom he did not identify, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction. Five of the eight victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries.
ISIS-related media on Sunday morning claimed responsibility for the attack, issuing a statement via a source.
“The executor of the stabbing attacks in Minnesota yesterday was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of countries belonging to the crusader coalition,” the statement said.
Police responded to reports of several stabbings at the Crossroads Mall at around 8:30 p.m. local time. Witnesses also reported hearing gunshots at the scene.
Local police had three previous encounters with the suspect, most for minor traffic violations, Anderson said, adding that the FBI had offered to help with the investigation.
“The FBI is actively engaged at the scene with the St. Cloud Police Department,” the bureau said in a statement Sunday. “Law enforcement is in the process of ascertaining the facts as to what occurred last night.”
Authorities “have no reason to believe” anyone else was involved in the attacks, Anderson said. He said the stabbings occurred in several places within the mall, including corridors, businesses and common areas.
“The entire mall is an active crime scene,” Anderson said, adding that the facility would be closed on Sunday.
The mall remained on lockdown following the incident, but authorities expected those remaining inside to be released early Sunday. Photos and video of the mall taken hours after the incident showed groups of shoppers waiting to be released, including some huddled together near a food court entrance.
“I went closer to the mall entrance by J.C. Penney’s and I was looking at some jeans and all the sudden people were just running in chaos,” worker Ashley Bayne told WCCO. “They were screaming, ‘Someone’s stabbing people in the mall,’ and people were just really frantic and were running.”
Harley and Tama Exsted of Isle, Minn., who were in St. Cloud to watch their son play in a college golf tournament, were in the mall.
“All of a sudden I heard pop pop pop,” Harley Exsted told the St. Cloud Times. “I thought someone tipped over a shelf. All of a sudden these people started running. I just saw everybody running our way.”
The two were unharmed and said they helped another woman who was running from the scene to her car.
Adonis Samuels, 42, of St. Cloud, was outside the mall where his wife Roxanne is employed as a manager at Clinique at Macy’s.
“She called me on the phone and told me she was hiding under the counter with a customer,” Samuels said. She later called and said she was safe in a secured area.
Samuels remained outside, watching for her. He said he’d seen her through the glass doors at one point so he knew she was safe.