Gov-UK Foreign travel advice warning Mauritania: There’s a very real threat of kidnap to westerners in the Sahel and surrounding region. The Sahel region includes Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. The long-standing policy of the British government is not to make substantive concessions to terrorist hostage takers. The terrorist threat in the Sahel and surrounding region comes from a number of groups, including Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQ-M), Ansar Allah, and Al Murabitun, a merger of the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) and Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s group. These terrorist groups aspire to establish Islamic law in the Mauritania region and to attack Western interests. "The situation in Mauritania is a powder keg very few people are talking about." Citing shared goals of peace and security, the United States in June 2014 gave Mauritania a $21 Million pair of military aircraft outfitted with advanced surveillance equipment. "Mauritania has re-organised its intelligence gathering and border security in recent years, especially after an attempted terrorist suicide bombing in Nouakchott in 2011."
May 2010: A Mauritanian court sentenced to death the head of a militant group linked to al Qaeda's North African wing. Khadim Ould Semane, the self-proclaimed leader of Ansar Allah, was accused of playing a role in the death of a policeman during a shootout in the capital Nouakchott in 2008. Two other members of the Ansar Allah terrorist group, Sidi Ould Sidna and Marouf Ould Haiba, also were sentenced to death, though both previously had been sentenced to death in May for their roles in the killing of four French tourists in 2007, Reuters reports. UPDATE A news agency in Mauritania says a local al-Qaida-linked militant who was sentenced to death for taking part in the killing of four French tourists in 2007 has died in a prison. The Nouakchott Information Agency reported on Tuesday. In May 2010, a Mauritanian court sentenced Ould Haiba and two other men, who all claimed to be members of an al-Qaida offshoot, to death for the 2007 murder of four French tourists who were picnicking on the side of a highway in eastern Mauritania on Christmas Eve. Al-Qaida's North Africa branch had claimed responsibility for kidnapping of several foreigners. Mauritania is not a safe place for westerners.
In December, four French tourists and three Mauritanian soldiers were shot dead by men accused of belonging to the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb terrorist group. The number of mosques in Nouakchott, the capital, increased from 58 in 1989 to over 900 today. Increasingly, people are using satellite television – ubiquitous all around the vast, Saharan country and especially in the vast slums that ring Nouakchott’s sandy centre – to tune in to Arab channels with debates on Jihad [Holy War]. The al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb terrorist group is accused of having recruited Mauritanian youths into its training camps in the Sahara. According to 2006 World Bank figures, two-thirds of the working-age population are unemployed and almost half of Mauritanians live in poverty. Madou Fall, a popular 27-year-old Mauritanian rapper said unemployment is turning this generation of Mauritanian youth into angry, alienated adults, as joblessness is blamed throughout West Africa for making unemployed youths the backbone of militia groups, rebel armies and criminal gangs from Nigeria to Côte d’Ivoire.
Orlando/New York Thug Marcus Dwayne Robertson was Blind Sheik Rahman’s Bodyguard And Set up Terrorist Camps in Mauritania for ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram. Muslim Cleric Abu Taubah aka Marcus Dwayne Robertson was running the Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary (F.I.K.S.) out of his home (mosque) in Orlando Fl with a BRONX New York website location, see their website click here, where he trys to get recruits to go to Mauritania, Africa. FROM F.I.K.S. WEBSITE…Mauritania, classically know as Chinguetti, is located in West Africa. It’s south of Morocco and north of Senegal. It also shares a border with Mali at its east and Algeria at its northeast. October 6th, 2011…Mauritania Islamists Linked To Nigeria Terror Group, A self-proclaimed leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram recently alleged that some of the terror group’s militants were once trained in Mauritania. Mellam Ali Tshau told a Nigerian TV station that Mauritanian Islamists trying to overthrow the government of President Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya in 2004 recruited Nigerians to their cause, providing them training before they returned home.
FOX NEWS.COM: Bill Warner, a private investigator in Sarasota, Fla., and anti-Mulsim extremist activist, has been tracking Abu Taubah aka Marcus Robertson since 2009. He claims that in addition to the most recent crimes, Marcus Robertson has “links to Al Qaeda going back to at least 1993 in New York City” and also previously was associated with Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called “Blind Sheik” whose Muslim extremist group is blamed for the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Rahman, convicted of seditious conspiracy with nine others, is serving a life sentence at the Butner Federal Correctional Institution in North Carolina. In early 1991, Robertson joined with other former Muslim security guards to form a robbery gang they called the ‘Forty Thieves’ with Robertson as the leader known as "Ali Baba." They robbed more than 10 banks, private homes and post offices at gun point, shot three police officers, and attacked one cop after he was injured by a homemade pipe bomb, Bill Warner said. Government records confirm Bill Warner’s allegations and add that Robertson personally gave more than $300,000 of stolen funds to mosques he attended. Muslim Cleric Abu Taubah aka Marcus Robertson is Al-Qaeda.
President Tshau claimed that Mauritania “exported” Boko Haram to Nigeria, saying that the Mauritanian-trained recruits returned to form the armed wing of the terror network known as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (otherwise known simply as Boko Haram). Analyst al-Moukhtar al-Salem told Magharebia that he believed the elements referred to by the Boko Haram leader were the Salafists currently in Mauritanian prison. In his turn, journalist Mohammed Abdallah Ould al-Talib didn’t rule out links between Nigerians and radical religious currents in Mauritania. “This is because many Nigerians who are currently taking up arms as part of Boko Haram had studied in Mauritania’s mahdharas and graduated at the hands of their sheikhs, some of who were strongly opposing Ould Taya’s regime,” he alleged.
African Islamist movements have generally faced internal volatility and disorder, with northern Mali being the typical example of a loosely formed alliance that quickly falls apart. Such an outcome can be possibly be avoided by affiliating oneself with a powerful ideological partner such as ISIS, thus helping bind members to the cause. Veryan Khan, editorial direction of the US-based Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC), recently claimed that, “Boko Haram is not a mere copycat of ISIS; rather, it is incorporating itself into the Islamic State.” The statement comes at a critical point in determining the alignment of the Boko Haram in formal terms, yet the group has shown many signs of adherence to ISIS previously through symbolism such as flags and other signs within its media presentations. And in turn, supporters of ISIS began referring to Boko Haram as “Islamic State Africa.”
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