Skip to comments.Minnesota Somalis fear backlash after Kenya mall attack [Waah]
Posted on 09/24/2013 5:05:37 PM PDT by markomalley
Members of the largest ethnic Somali community in the United States expressed frustration on Tuesday, fearing a backlash after the attack on a Kenya shopping mall by a Somalia-based Islamic group that has recruited fighters in Minnesota.
It was unclear whether any of the attackers were connected to Minnesota's Somali community. But Somali-American leaders in Minneapolis were quick to condemn the assault after early unconfirmed reports identified one or more of the attacking al Shabaab rebels as recruits from the United States.
At least 20 young ethnic Somali men have left Minnesota since 2007 to join al Shabaab in Somalia, some dying there, U.S. authorities have said. The Minnesota Somali community has been the focus of a federal investigation since then.
An affiliate of al Qaeda, al Shabaab has been designated a terror organization by the United States. At least 67 people were killed in Nairobi's Westgate Mall, along with five of the attackers.
"This attack has generated a real concern among the Somali communities and fear of backlash," said Omar Jamal, a community activist and former head of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center.
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Then they better get their asses out in front of cameras and start denouncing violence in the name of islam. Otherwise they are complicit and deserve backlash.
I’ve been sick of these formulaic ‘backlash’ stories since 9/11.
The MSM are happy to practice guilt by association when it comes to the Tea Party or gun ownership but demonstrably violent Muslims get a pass.
We are always quick to here from the leaders. Haven’t seen any Somali on the street interviews.
Also a month from now, after there has been absolutely NO backlash, I’d like to have these leaders apologize to the people of Minnesota for the slander they dropped on us today.
MN Somalis? Aren’t these the guys who refuse to transport seeing-eye dogs in their cabs?
I am in favor of sending them home, they have not assimilated and continue with their 7th century mindset including FMG!
I Scarcely Give A Sh..
These are the same Somalis that sucker punch developmentally disabled people on bicycles in the Twin Cities,
So sorry. Better hop the next flight back to Mogadishu where you and your families can feel safe.
Somali muzz in Minnesota are a huge problem, but the Democrats invited them here and rolled out the red carpet for them. So now we all suffer.
The MSM and leftists are always more concerned with backlash than the actual terror attacks
Exactly. I’d like to hear a little outrage from the supposedly peaceful Muslims. Occasionally one hears a little fear (of “reprisals”) from them, but never any rejection of the hideous things their coreligionists have done in their name.
They’re Somali’s now, but the press called them Americans when they were committing the atrocity in Kenya.
Why the Hell are we letting these scumbags in here when white South Africans need a home?
along with all other Mohammedans in the 50 States. We are not speaking of Freedom of Religion here. Moslems have proclaimed themselves the enemies of the United States and are an irredeemably hostile ideology that should be expelled.
“An affiliate of al Qaeda, al Shabaab has been designated a terror organization by the United States. “
Obviously didn’t contribute to the Obama campaign. That was their first mistake.
Apparently (real reason) liberal churches decided Minnesota was too white, too blond, too Christian, too Eurocentric.
So they financed the mass importation of the worst, most unassimilable muzzies on the planet as a “correction”.
Wonder how many Somalis voted for Al Franken?
If there were a bunch of AMERICANS with roots in somali that had some concerns over being targeted because of those ties that would be one thing. But those madmoafrosomaliminnecans can KISS MY SHINY METAL ***