Monday, 4 November 2013

The truth is kept secret and the people are silenced

Amun Abdullari, a journalist who arrived in Sweden as a refugee from Somalia in 1991, is returning to Somalia.

On the Swedish political programe, 'Konflict,' she filed a report on the activities of Al-Shabbab in Sweden. Whereupon, her community, family and the liberal media condemned her and she was shunned.

Abdullari has subsequently said this to a fellow journalist:
"You belong to this group of journalists who sit around debating 'we really can't report this story... it's too sensitive.' If we do this story the Sweden Democrats could get more votes'...

This place is more more dangerous than Mogadishu. Here you cannot tell the truth. The truth is kept secret and the people are silenced."

On 28 May 2013, Tarek Fatah of the Toronto Sun reported thus:
"News about the Woolwich terrorists had barely receded to the inner pages when it emerged accused Michael Adebolajo had twice attempted to enter Somalia to join the Al-Shabab jihadi group... It is not just in UK that Al-Shabab is fishing for recruits. A recent court case in Minneapolis and the case of six missing Somali-Canadians suggests the network is worldwide.

The recruitment drive by al-Qaida operatives inside the Somali diaspora goes on without much opposition because whistle-blowers within the tight-knit community, risk not just being ostracized by Islamist jihadi circles, but also face ridicule and isolation by left-wing journalists who dominate the liberal media...

During her work she noticed a marked change in the character of young Somali men who were studying Islamic scripture at an after-hours school. She started investigating and soon discovered that the leader of the Islamic school was luring the young men into the folds of Al-Shabab.

As Amun washed her community’s dirty linen in public, she was accused of betraying secrets of her people and bringing 'shame on the Swedish-Somalis.' In reports for Swedish Radio, she revealed that some Somali asylum seekers scorch their fingertips to make fingerprints unrecognizable, and that Somali women were over-represented in abortions.

But it was her report disclosing the Al-Shabab recruitment racket in Sweden that got her into trouble. After the report was aired, Amun received numerous death threats and one night her car was torched on the street.

This did not deter her... She said she had mentally prepared herself for the threats and social ostracism. What she was not prepared for was betrayal and isolation from her own journalist colleagues on one of Sweden’s most influential political radio shows, Konflikt. Amun’s work was dismissed as mere 'hearsay' and 'rumours.'
Behind Amun’s witch-hunt stood one of Sweden’s leading liberal journalists, Randi Mossige-Norheim. Despite evidence of Al-Shabab recruitment in Sweden, Randi Mossige-Norheim maintained it was not the job of Amun Abdullahi to judge anyone. She laced her critique of Amun by the politically correct verdict: 'We don’t judge anybody.'
After the program on Konflikt was aired, Amun says she became even more ostracized in her own community. She received more threats, a mutilated doll among other things, while her own family turned their backs on her. They told her: 'You see what the Swedish journalists have done? Why should you want to report (on Al-Shabab) when the Swedes don’t want to'?"
Oh yes, ladies and gents, just as a lone Somali immigrant can stand up for the facts and despise political correctness, the darling hordes of the on-message Western media can sell their own kith and kin down the river.

A medal for the one.

A bonfire for the others.

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