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Somali Muslims Start Food Fight/Riot at Minneapolis High School, melee involving 200-300 students
Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2-14-13

Posted on 02/15/2013 3:30:29 PM PST by SJackson

The fight was "connected to long-running racial tension." Uh, Islam is not a race. More of the poisonous fruit of importing whole Muslim communities under the Refugee Resettlement Program.

That “all-out brawl” at South High in Minneapolis got coverage from virtually every local outlet. At WCCO-TV, Esme Murphy reports: “Twelve people complained that they had been sprayed with mace. Police at the scene said they had to use chemical agent to get the crowd under control as they were being pelted with objects as they tried to break things up. … [One student] said the fights were over pride. ‘I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,’she said. ‘They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.’ She also said ‘boys were hitting girls’ and that some people were lying on the floor, with their hands over their heads, in surrender.… The fight, students say, was the result of long-simmering tensions between the 8 percent of students who are Somali Americans and the 20 percent who are African Americans.” (Minn Post)

Last July, a Minnesota Sheriff reported to Congress on the growing Somalia Muslim gang threat.

Wait till they outnumber the local students. The Somalis do not have the advantage yet. At last count there were more than 60,000 there, and the city got big money to allow them there under the Refugee Resettlemnt Program.

Fight at South High leads to melee involving 200 to 300 students Star Tribune staff writers, February 14, 2013

Police descended Thursday afternoon on a cafeteria melee involving hundreds of Minneapolis South High School students that some said is connected to long-running racial tension in the school among Somalis and others.

After-school activities will go on as scheduled, but a district spokesperson said officials are debating canceling classes on Friday to let the situation calm down. Monday is a day off, due to President's Day.

Police said three students and one staff member were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No weapons were involved and no one was arrested but charges ranging from rioting to disorderly conduct could be filed, according to Police Sgt. William Palmer.

"But that investigation is going to take time," he told news media gathered at the school. Police have surveillance images from cameras inside the school, said Palmer, who added that Mace was needed to calm the unrest.

The incident happened almost one month after four students at Minneapolis Washburn High School were disciplined for dangling a dark-skinned doll by a piece of string in a school stairway. Tensions flared and after-school activities were cancelled after the Jan. 17 incident.

At South on Thursday, Palmer said tensions started during first-hour lunch at about 11:45 a.m. when one student threw a milk carton at another, sparking a small fight. By the third lunch hour at about 12:45 p.m., unsubstantiated rumors about that initial fight spread, erupting into the melee involving 200 to 300 students pushing, shoving and throwing items, he said. Twenty to 25 staff members tried to intervene, as did two School Resource Officers who ended up calling Minneapolis police for back-up.

Palmer said students were not dispersing or following orders so Mace was sprayed into the air, successfully breaking up the fighting. "We're very fortunate no one got seriously hurt," he said.

A chaotic scene

Students said some people were stomping on others and throwing bottles until police arrived at the school, located about a block south of East Lake Street off of 19th Avenue.

Junior Simon Quevedo said fights during the first two lunches escalated as word spread. "People came in to back up their friends and it turned into an altercation," he said. "I was a bit scared because you never know what people will have on them."

Student Council president Connor Bass described the scene as "chaos" until it was broken up. The senior said five to six fights were going on simultaneously.

"When the cops came and started spraying Mace it was just pandemonium with people trying to run away," he said.

Tensions stayed high after school, but violence did not reignite when words were exchanged in the school parking lot after classes were dismissed.

Junior Adnan Farah, standing with his mother, said the violence "was a racial issue. This is just the biggest one throughout the year."

Guled Omar, a senior, said he was sitting in the cafeteria when the outburst began after a boy hit a girl.

"I don't feel safe here," Omar said. "This is something that has been going on" for at least two years, he said.

"I don't know if it's because we're minorities of the newest immigrant group," Omar added, saying he has complained to the principal and the School District.

Minneapolis Public Schools spokesman Stan Alleyne said the district takes racial complaints seriously and that the school is safe.

Amateur video shows fight

"A food fight ... escalated into a physical fight" during the third lunch period that lasted about 15 minutes, the school said in a notice posted on its website.

"Staff members responded immediately to the incident and followed proper security procedures," the statement continued. The campus was placed on "code yellow" lockdown through the school day, with students remaining in their classes before being dismissed as usual.

Amateur video posted on KSTP-TV, Channel 5, shows many students scattering during the incident amid the cafeteria tables. Some of the tables were adorned with helium-filled balloons for Valentine's Day.

"Fighting is not tolerated at school or on school property," the school's statement said, adding that the School District will follow its discipline policy in dealing with incident.


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1 posted on 02/15/2013 3:30:32 PM PST by SJackson
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2 posted on 02/15/2013 3:32:23 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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3 posted on 02/15/2013 3:33:00 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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4 posted on 02/15/2013 3:34:07 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

When I was in high school there were fights every day, sometimes involving many people.
The VP would grab kids by the neck and drag them into the VP office and never were the police called.
The other students would just walk around the fight to class......high school food fights I just thought that’s what school kids did.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 3:35:53 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SJackson

Is it a hate crime to throw pork products at muslims during a food fight they instigate?


6 posted on 02/15/2013 3:38:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SJackson

I’m sorry, but Somalis are just lowlifes. In college I knew a “pack” and their “mission” was to defile as many American “bitches” they possibly could. Disgusting, and even more disgusting were the dumb broads who fell for it. I’m assuming all of them are liberal lawyers or politicians now.

At a Kinko’s I worked at there, was a Somali, and he was completely reprehensible. He was a big-time America-hater and “...was going to take as much money away from Americans as he could.”


7 posted on 02/15/2013 3:40:13 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: SJackson
‘I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,’she said. ‘They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.’

The liberal political-correctness narrative is ever-changing, and in need of revision depending on what the narrative needs. 2+2=5, or also 2+2=3, depending on the situation

In this case, aren't Somalis themselves "black people?"

8 posted on 02/15/2013 3:44:48 PM PST by PGR88
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To: SJackson

We should deport the lot of them back to Somalia. They are a huge burden on the taxpayers of Minnesota, are pushing for sharia law and have been increasingly involved with al Quada linked terrorism. Minneapolis has become New Mogadishu.


9 posted on 02/15/2013 3:45:55 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: forgotten man

Back in October the Mayor of Lewiston Maine, got an earful from a bunch of know-nothing liberals for saying that somali’s should leave thier culture at the door. They flooded his small town, and virtually destroyed it.

About a 200-300 student brawl between Somalis and Americans of any type. Good!! Let them them know they aren’t welcome. Sick of tap dancing around their sharia law, and pretending that we care that they are offended by our “ways”.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 4:15:01 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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12 posted on 02/15/2013 4:17:54 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: The Great RJ

Perhaps. I’m not entirely sure why we brought in Somalis legally rather than, perhaps, Mexicans or Brits on the green card list. No war there we were involved in the individuals helped us with. But why settle them en masse, making assimilation more difficult.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 4:28:15 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: PGR88
In this case, aren't Somalis themselves "black people?"

Looks like to me, but I plead the Obama, beyond my paygrade.

14 posted on 02/15/2013 4:31:59 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson
...8 percent of students who are Somali Americans and the 20 percent who are African Americans.”

And all this time I thought Somalia was part of Africa.

Silly me.

15 posted on 02/15/2013 4:43:04 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

The Somalis are “African-Americans In Training”.

It’s a new programme to help refugees blend in, so to speak.

It seems to be working!


16 posted on 02/15/2013 4:46:33 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: SJackson

So a group of African Americans are fighting with another group of African Americans. Just more Black on Black crime I guess.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 5:07:37 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: SJackson

Hard to tell who is/was more gullible.

Minneapolis agreeing to taking Somali refugees (probably getting paid good fee).

How do you convince a bunch of Somali’s to relocate to Minnesota?

That SALESMAN could definitely sell ice boxes to Eskimos.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 5:11:59 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/01/19/good-question-why-did-somalis-locate-here/

...To qualify as a refugee, there is a process. The U.S. State Department ultimately decides where refugees will live, but it has to do with the voluntary agencies, called VOLAGS, that contract with the State Department.

Minnesota has very active ones like Lutheran Social Services, Catholic Charities, and World Relief Minnesota. Those agencies agree to help the refugees get settled, to learn English, find housing, get health care, and begin a new life...

...Somalis have largely stayed [in Minnesota], somewhere around 30,000 of them, partially because of the strength of the non-governmental VOLAGS, and partially because of the strength of governmental programs to help refugees begin a new life...


19 posted on 02/15/2013 5:21:21 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: PGR88

“In this case, aren’t Somalis themselves ‘black people?’”

Well, there’s black and then there’s black.

Get with the program, honkie!


20 posted on 02/15/2013 5:32:32 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: forgotten man

“I don’t remember seeing any of them prior to 1992.”

There weren’t any. But the Somalis came over during Billy Jeff’s presidency.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 5:34:52 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: svcw

Yup. I went to a 50/50 black white school and we would have race riots once a week. I managed to avoid most of them because I played football and baseball and one of my black teammates and I would just grab each other and pretend fight. It was really no big deal when I really had to throw down.


22 posted on 02/15/2013 6:03:27 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: svcw

So the “African Americans” are now fighting the “African Africans” who had to flee Africa? American blacks might consider de-hyphenating themselves. Just a suggestion. Don’t want to take anyone’s pride.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 12:14:36 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: svcw

I never saw a fight in high school but then my school had only white and Cubans kids. No forced busing back then. You went to the school closest to where you lived.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 6:24:48 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

That’s good.
I went to three different HS, and there were fights nearly everyday in all of them.
No one really thought it was a big deal though, just what happened.
Even in JH, there were fights, went to four different ones, all the same.
But hey I survived. ;-)


25 posted on 03/06/2013 6:32:10 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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Jr. High was a different story. My school was in the middle of the black neighborhood and the white neighborhood. I was good friends with a very large black girl and I just stayed close to her. LOL


26 posted on 03/06/2013 6:36:38 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

;-)


27 posted on 03/06/2013 6:39:05 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Thorliveshere

There have been numerous cases of rapes by Somalis. Yet they were never deported. I do not understand why we admit them to this country. They will neither bring wealth to this country nor improve the gene pool. They do, however, use up scare resources and spread hatred of Jews.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 6:44:38 PM PST by Dante3
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