Thursday, August 14, 2008

Denver: Somali Group cautions linking cyanide to terror.

Hey, you can call me crazy but the thought of a pound of cyanide in the hands of a schizophrenic Muslim terrifies me.

From CBS Denver:
An advocacy group for Somali immigrants has cautioned against linking terrorism to a man found dead in a Denver hotel with a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide in his room. U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Thursday terrorism couldn't be ruled out, but that it was not indicated in the investigation.

Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, of Ottawa was found dead Monday, and police say a powder found in his room was cyanide.

The cause of death hasn't been established. Police say they don't suspect foul play and the FBI says there's no apparent connection to terrorism.

The Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul, Minn., said Thursday that connecting Dirie's death to terrorism "is a rush to judgment."

It looks like this Somali Justice Advocacy group's Ottawa branch has stepped in to help the family. They seem to be acting as a spokesman about the Dirie's funeral which is being held today. From the Denver Post.

autopsy has been completed, the results of the toxicology screen are not yet complete.

Omar Jamal, executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in Ottawa, said Saleman Abdirahman Dirie's body has been released to his family and "they will have the funeral today."

Jamal did not say where in Denver the service will take place.

Jamal sounds like a real piece of work, too. Here he "sternly warns" East Africa of suicide bombs. He expresses concern when the US goes after Al Qaeda scumbags in Somalia and yes, he has been arrested and convicted on immigration violations. He is the man behind Minneapolis Muslim Target Cashiers refusing to ring up pork products. He advocates khat usage and is upset when a ring is broken up in the Somali community. Fun fact: He worked in Gov. Jesse Ventura's administration. Not so fun fact: He apologizes for and makes excuses for rapists.