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Kansas City area Somalia natives condemn terrorist attack

Aftermath of terrorist attack on Kenya mall (AP) Aftermath of terrorist attack on Kenya mall (AP)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

About 5,000 Somalia natives have immigrated to the Kansas City area to escape the decades of violence that has rocked their region in Africa.

Somali-Americans interviewed by KCTV5 condemned the attack on a Kenya mall by Al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda cell based in Somalia. CNN has reported that Americans, including a 27-year-old man with ties to the Kansas City area, are among the terrorists.

The man's name is reportedly Gen Mustafe Noorudiin, which is reportedly a common name. No one in Kansas City has come forward to say they know him.

"All those communities that came here to Kansas City, they fled the subjugations, the suffering and also the violence of Al-Shabaab," aid Somali-American Abdihakim Abdi. "You can never see any resemblance between this community here in Kansas City and also those guys who are doing such bad things in the name of Islam, in the name of Somali people."

Somali-Americans who are practicing Muslims said they are outraged and offended that terrorists are committing despicable acts in the name of Islam.

"Killing innocent people, that is not Islamic culture. It is not Islamic teaching," said Farah Abdi, the former director of the now-defunct Somali Foundation. "It is a terrorist act."

Like many Somali refugees, Abdi sought refuge first in Kenya before coming to the United States. He has been reaching out to family and friends to make sure they are all OK.

"We're really in a very panicked situation. We're really at a tough time," he said.

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