Americas dirty war, in fact, targets Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, political activists, and Muslims for their faith, ethnicity, and at times prominence and charity, exploiting them as war on terror scapegoats. On July 9, a Press TV US prison system racket interview highlighted the problem and urgency to address it, accessed through this link. Americas media ignore how unjustly it harms millions of disadvantaged people. Instead, they regurgitate spurious high-profile case accusations, always when Muslims are affected. Most often theyre men, occasionally women, bogusly charged with terrorism or conspiracy to commit it, when, in fact, theyre guilty only of being targets of choice and/or being in America at the wrong time. Why Muslims when, in fact, Islam teaches love, not hate; peace, not violence; charity, not selfishness; and tolerance, not terrorism; or that Islam, Christianity and Judaism have common roots. Whod know though in todays climate of hate and fear at a time America wages global wars on Islam, including at home. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame is Americas latest high-profile target, illegally captured, interrogated (and likely tortured) at sea for over two months, based on spurious allegations of Islamic terrorist ties. Post-9/11, the same pattern repeated ruthlessly against hundreds of innocent victims. Pronounced guilty by accusation, Americas media shamelessly regurgitate fabricated hate charges, not legitimate honest accounts, doing what good journalists should - their job. On July 5, New York Times writers Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt headlined, US to Prosecute Somali Suspect in Civilian Court, saying: Obamas Justice Department will prosecute (Warsame) in civilian court, likely reigniting debate about (whether) to bring newly captured detainees to Guantanamo, try them before military commissions, or do it in civilian court. While admitting Warsame plotted no attack, and that administration officials gave contradictory accounts of his importance, the article presumed guilt by accusation. It failed to question whether or not charges are legitimate, let alone his illegal capture, detention, interrogation, and likely torture at sea secretly for over two months. A same day Karen DeYoung, Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe Washington Post article headlined, US indicts Somali on terrorism charges, was just as one-sided, presuming guilt because administration officials say so. Quoting human rights attorney John Sifton, his best shot was saying, It is not exactly satisfactory, from a legal point of view, adding that the Justice Department is better suited to prosecute than a military tribunal, instead of explaining what authority gives either the right. In addition, he didnt question the core guilt or innocence issue or whether Warsame can get due process and judicial fairness in any court, given the circumstances of his capture, charges with no evidence, and America medias acting as judge, jury and executioner. On July 5, a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release headlined, Accused al Shabaab Leader Charged with Providing Material Support to al Shabaab and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, saying: Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, aka Khattab, aka Farah, aka Abdi Halim Mohammed Fara, aka Fareh Jama Ali Mohammed has been indicted on charges of providing material support to al Shabaab and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), two designated foreign terrorist organisations, as well as conspiring to teach and demonstrate the making of explosives, possessing firearms and explosives in furtherance of crimes of violence, and other violation. In fact, no evidence exists when suspects are charged with providing material support or conspiracy to commit terrorism. Moreover, in 2008, the State Department bogusly designated Al Shabaab a foreign terrorist organisation like its shamelessly done to other groups, scapegoating them for political advantage. More on that below. DOJ said Americas military captured Warsame on April 19, 2011, questioning (him) for intelligence purposes for more than two months, allegedly after (but very likely never) reading him his Miranda rights. Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara called him a conduit between al Shabaab and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - two deadly terrorist organisations - providing material support and resources to them both. In fact, Al Shabaab members are Somali freedom fighters, not terrorists, and Al-Qaeda is a 1980s CIA creation. Moreover, no nation may charge citizens or residents of another one with alleged internally committed crimes. Only host countries may do it, but it doesnt deter Americas military or covert CIA agents from lawlessly operating anywhere, at times with complicit regimes - pressured, intimidated or willingly going along. Warsames indictment alleges that at least (from) 2007 until April 2011, (he) conspired to provide and provided material (support) to al Shabaab (and) allegedly fought on (its) behalf (in) Somalia in 2009 and provided other forms of support....including explosives, weapons, communications equipment, expert advice and assistance, and training. Notably post-9/11 alone, America committed horrific crimes of war and against humanity in multiple theatres, including Somalia, waging imperial wars on Islam, killing millions in the process - genocide by any standard. Established by the Rome Statute in July 2002, the International Criminal Court is mandated to prosecute individuals for genocide and aggression, as well as crimes of war and against humanity. Instead, it functions solely as an imperial tool, targeting victims, not mega-criminals like US warlords and co-conspirators. On the Horn of Africa, Somalia is strategically adjacent to the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the areas vital commercial waterways, and neighbouring Sudan, valued for its oil and gas reserves nations like America, China, India and others covet. In December 2006, Washington-backed Ethiopian forces unseated the governing Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), replacing it with a Transitional Federal Government (TFG). Thousands were killed. Over a million became refugees. In January 2009, Ethiopian forces temporarily withdrew, following an agreement between the TFG and the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS), a UIC coalition with other opposition forces. However, fighting continues with America backing TRG/African Union forces to keep Islamists from regaining power. Including moderate and radical elements, UIC members arent terrorists. Theyre freedom fighters, struggling to liberate their country and end years of conflict, divisions and instability. Mogadishu traders initially set it up to bring order to the citys insecurity, and end clan divisions after years of instability and civil war in most parts of the country. Shabaab and other opposition forces continue the struggle. Portions of its rank and file call themselves the Mujahideen Youth Movement. Estimates of its strength size vary from several thousand to double that number or more, new recruits replacing others injured or killed. On March 7, 2011, New York Times writers Mohammed Ibrahim and Jeffrey Gettleman headlined, Militias Help Somalia Force Regain Towns Near Borders, saying: On May 25, 2011, Eritrea-based analyst Thomas Mountain headlined his CounterPunch article, UN Cuts Food, Expands War in Somalia, saying: The UN/African Union army was increased by thousands of Ugandan troops along with dozens of additional tanks, heavy artillery and helicopter gun ships. At the same time, the UN is overseeing the slow death by starvation of the million Somalis they are responsible for, as part of Americas war on terror. For over 20 years, in fact, Washington turned Somalia into a hell on earth, what major media reports, including The Times, wont report or highlight Mountain asking, Where is our humanity? Its nowhere in sight anywhere, waging imperial wars abroad and dirty ones at home against Islam. Legitimate journalism would highlight it in feature reports. However, instead of comforting the oppressed and oppressing the comfortable, Americas mainstream does the opposite, shamelessly supporting wealth and power, not popular needs, truth and justice, or right over wrong, complicit for their own self-interest. Pravda