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  • Lewiston, Maine: Muslims Demand Mayor’s Resignation for Asking Them to Assimilate

    10/01/2015 10:01:24 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 89 replies ^ | Oct 12, 20 | Pam Geller
    This is how far we have fallen: an American mayor asks immigrants to America to become Americans and adopt American values, as all immigrants did in the past, and they're demanding his resignation. Of course, we've seen it many times: Muslims do not adapt. Non-Muslims must adapt to them. And so it is here. But if our society and culture were healthy, the President and politicians all over the country would be rushing to the aid of Lewiston's mayor, instead of letting him twist in the wind.
  • 'The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem'

    09/14/2015 5:49:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2015 | Carol Brown
    Minneapolis-St. Paul has what the media refers to as “an ISIS problem.” It’s no coincidence ISIS is recruiting in the Twin Cities area. There is a huge population of 30,000 Somali Muslims who live there. I would say the area has a Muslim problem, but that’s just me. A recent Business Insider report states there has been a “string of Islamic State-related arrests over roughly the last year” due to the “large Somali community.” Andrew Lugar, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, speaking at an FBI news conference stated: "To be clear. We have a terror-recruiting problem in Minnesota…Parents and loved...
  • Minnesota state and city taxpayers lose big on Somali-run daycare fraud

    08/27/2015 3:51:42 PM PDT · by Liz · 44 replies
    Alpha News ^ | Aug 19, 2015
    Photo Credit: City of Eden Prairie Khadra Hirsi, Photo Credit: City of Eden Prairie Since the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) fully-staffed their new child care fraud investigative unit in the spring of 2014, they’ve worked with the FBI to shutter daycare centers around the state. Of the cases that have hit the news since then, all have involved Somali-run businesses. Khadra Abdisafad Hirsi, 47, was the director and co-owner of Ace Daycare Center in Eden Prairie. In February, Hirsi pleaded guilty to knowingly submitting fraudulent claims to the state of Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program. From...
  • Somalis in Minneapolis: their numbers are growing and they’re bringing autistic children to US

    07/10/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Originally posted on Coach is Right in April of 2010, the information contained in this piece is at least as chilling today. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities meant something much different for the couple in their 80s from Minneapolis than for the other revelers at the local American Legion Post on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Within days the couple would be returning home to a Minnesota suburb now changed forever by the huge influx of Somali immigrants whose behavior had forced them to move from their familiar neighborhood. “They are taught how to flush,” Marie (not her real name) said. She...
  • Dem Rep: Would-Be Somali-American Terrorists Should Not Be Detained Ahead of Trial

    07/09/2015 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/9/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Muslim leaders in Minnesota, including Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, argue that the best way to discourage Somali-Americans caught trying to join the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS) from embracing radical Islam is to allow them to remain in their communities while awaiting trial. The New York Times reported that U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis on Wednesday ordered that three young men accused of trying to travel to Syria and join IS be detained while they await trial. However, Muslim leaders in Minnesota — which has become a hot recruitment spot for terrorists — insist that...
  • Parents knew of Somali-American men's plan to join ISIL, feds say

    06/10/2015 7:11:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies ^ | 6/10/15 | Paul McEnroe
    The parents of two of the defendants in a Somali-American terrorism case allegedly knew that their sons planned to leave the U.S. to fight with terrorists in the Middle East, according to transcripts of secret wire recordings released by federal prosecutors Wednesday. Mohamed Farah, whose detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning in federal court in Minneapolis, told another alleged conspirator that in mid-April his mother knew of his impending plans to travel to Syria, according to the recordings made by a confidential informant, a friend of Farah’s who was working for the FBI. “She knows where I’m going, bro,...
  • MN Terror Suspect Released Following Supreme Court Ruling

    06/09/2015 8:19:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies ^ | 6/9//15 | Esme Murphy
    A young man who had threatened local FBI agents was set free Tuesday in part because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling 10 days ago. Mohamed Ali Omar, the older brother of one of seven Minnesota terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS, was found guilty in March of threatening FBI agents who came to his south Minneapolis home to investigate his brother. But on Tuesday he walked out of federal custody. A judge will decide in September if his conviction should be tossed out and if he should get a new trial. It was just eight days ago...
  • Feds claim accused ISIL recruit from Minneapolis threatened to kill FBI agents

    05/21/2015 6:56:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies ^ | 5/21/15 | Paul McEnroe
    One of the Twin Cities men charged with supporting terrorism planned to kill FBI agents who were investigating their activities over the last 10-months, according to federal authorities who’ve reviewed a confidential informant’s secret recordings of conversations in early April that detailed the threats. “If there’s no way out, I’m saying. If our backs are against the wall, I’m gonna go kill the one who punks me,” said Mohamed Farah, one of seven men from the Twin Cities who is charged with supporting terrorists in the Middle East. “You know the one. Everybody has that one Fed that you know....
  • 2 Minn. Men Accused of Trying to Join ISIS also Charged with Fraud

    05/19/2015 1:08:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies ^ | 5/19/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A total of seven Minnesota men have been indicted after prosecutors say they tried to fly to Syria to join the Islamic State. An indictment filed back in February charging 21-year-old Hamza Naj Ahmed of Savage has added 19-year-old Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman of Columbia Heights, 19-year-old Adnan Farah of Minneapolis, 19-year-old Hanad Mustafe Musse of Minneapolis, 20-year-old Guled Ali Omar of Minneapolis, 21-year-old Abdirahman Yasin Daud of Minneapolis, and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah of Minneapolis. They have all been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Additionally, Omar, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, Abdurahman, Musse and...
  • DHS caught busing in illegal Somalis from Mexican border

    05/14/2015 8:32:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 05/13/15 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. is bringing in 100,000 Muslims every year through legal channels such as the United Nations refugee program and various visa programs, but new reports indicate a pipeline has been established through the southern border with the help of the federal agency whose job it is to protect the homeland. They are coming from Somalia and other African nations, according to a Homeland Security official who was caught recently transporting a busload of Africans to a detention center near Victorville, California. Somalia is the home base of al-Shabab, a designated foreign terrorist organization that slaughtered 147 Christians at a...
  • FBI, State Won't Say Why They Searched Minneapolis Child Care Center

    05/13/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 5/13/15 | Joe Augustine
    As a state investigator escorted several small children out of a child care center in Minneapolis Wednesday, federal investigators were inside searching files and computers. An FBI spokesman would not comment on the extent of the investigation but confirmed a search warrant was executed at the Salama Child Care Center, 1411 Nicollet Ave. S. Investigators with the Minnesota Department of Human Services were also seen entering and exiting the building but directed all questions to the FBI. Parents trying to drop off their children for daycare were turned away at the door. Investigators were later seen carrying files and computers...
  • SHOCK VIDEO=> DHS Caught Moving Illegal Somalis & Africans to Detention Center in California

    05/12/2015 11:18:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    Evangelical activist Anita Fuentes and her family ran into this DHS vehicle with its windows covered late at night at a gas stop in California. They filmed their encounter.The attendant said the bus included Somalis and Africans caught at the border and that they were being transported.
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to “build welcoming communities” for millions of “new Americans” and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed — who recently made headlines for terminating his city’s fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin — signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Nashville’s Karl Dean. Reed’s message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. “Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to...
  • Minnesota mosques, Muslim orgs raise concerns with anti-terror recruitment pilot

    05/01/2015 5:35:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies ^ | 5/1/15 | Mike Durkin
    Nearly 50 mosques, Muslim organizations and student groups have signed a statement that highlights concerns with a federal pilot program to combat radicalization and terror recruitment in Minnesota. “While we support the right of all Americans to live in democratic communities free of violence, we cannot in good conscience condone or help refine programs that are fundamentally discriminatory and are likely to further subject our community members to additional civil rights abuses,” said the statement released by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The statement lists 44 Muslim organizations as undersigned supporters, as well as the National...
  • Mpls. Man Charged with Making Threats in Islamic State Group Case

    04/24/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 4/24/15 | AP
    A Minneapolis man has been charged with threatening law enforcement officials after authorities charged six men earlier this week with trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Mahamed Abukar Said appeared in federal court in St. Paul on Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Perzel says Said tweeted threats. He's accused of tweeting one threat that said if the men weren't freed, there would be a "massacre." He is also accused of tweeting a picture of the FBI informant in the case.
  • Judge orders Minnesota terror suspects held until trial

    04/23/2015 1:22:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies ^ | 4/23/15 | ERIN GOLDEN, MILA KOUMPILOVA and LIBOR JANY
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that the four Minnesota men arrested this week will be held until they can be tried on charges that they planned to leave the Twin Cities to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIL, overseas. In the morning, after nearly three hours of testimony from an FBI agent, U.S. Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson said officials have gathered substantial evidence against the men. Attorneys for the men argued that officials had built a thin case primarily on the testimony of another man who eventually served as a paid confidential informant. They had asked...
  • Terror Suspect’s Sister: ‘I Feel Like My Brother Got Set Up’

    04/23/2015 11:42:45 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 4/22/15 | Esme Murphy
    We are learning more about one of the six Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS. The sister of 20-year-old Guled Omar spoke to WCCO Wednesday evening. “I believe that my brother is innocent and that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Shukri Omar said. Omar gathered with Somali community members at the Brian Coyle Center Wednesday to support the four men arrested in Minnesota. Two other Minnesotans were arrested on Sunday in San Diego. Guled Omar was active on social media. In his Twitter feed, we found Omar threatened to sue the U.S. government after federal agents kept him...
  • Minnesota Mother Shocked that 2 Sons Face Terror Charges

    04/23/2015 9:01:49 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 4/22/15 | Cassie Hart
    Adnan Abdihamid Farah's parents took his passport away last year when it came in the mail, and his mother would later tell authorities she feared her son would "disappear." She also stopped the 19-year-old from traveling with his brother, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, when the siblings told her they were going to Chicago. Mohamed - who was older and given more freedom - made the trip and instead ended up in San Diego, where authorities say he was bound for Mexico and ultimately the Islamic State group in Syria. "I cry all day," their mother, Ayan Farah, said Wednesday. "I don't...
  • ‘They Destroyed Our Home,’ Terror Suspect’s Family Says

    04/21/2015 3:06:31 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 4/21/15 | Ali Lucia
    More details are emerging about the six Minnesotans who are accused of trying to join ISIS, and were arrested Sunday both in Minneapolis and in San Diego. The U.S Attorney’s Office in Minnesota said for ten months they monitored the men as they tried to get to Syria to join ISIS fighters. They are Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19; Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21; Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20. Omar was among the suspects arrested in the Twin Cities. His mother, Fudamo Hussein, said she does not believe her son...
  • What's the threat -- Minnesotans or Somali-Americans?

    04/21/2015 5:27:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    April 21, 2015 | me
    Yesterday I started a thread 6 Somali-Americans Arrested in ISIS Recruiting Case, linking to a New York Times article with the same title and remarking that the NYT would usually use a title like "6 Minnesota Men Arrested". Sure enough, the NYT has reverted to PC, and the article is now titled "6 Minnesotans Held in Plot to Join ISIS". Who poses more of a terrorist threat -- non-Somali Minnesotans or non-Minnesotan Somalis in America? Since the answer is the latter, the original NYT headline was the right one. But the media does not want people to notice certain patterns.
  • US Attorney: Minnesota has Terror Recruiting Problem (YA THINK?)

    04/20/2015 2:44:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies ^ | 4/20/15 | Dave Aeikens
    Six Minnesota appeared in federal court Monday are charged with providing support to a terrorism organization, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The men were arrested in Minnesota and California on Sunday. Nineteen-year-old Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19-year-old Adnan Farah, 19-year-old Hanad Mustafe Musse and 20-year-old Guled Ali Omar were arrested in Minneapolis. Twenty-one-year-old Adirahman Yasin Daud and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah were arrested in San Diego. All six are Somali-American, the FBI said. The charges and arrests are tied to the efforts of the six men to try to get to Syria to join the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq...
  • FBI arrests six in Minneapolis as part of Joint Terrorism Task Force operation (al-Shabab/ISIS ??)

    04/19/2015 9:23:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies ^ | 4/19/15 | Staff Report
    The FBI made six arrests in Minneapolis and in San Diego Sunday as part of a Joint Terrorism Task Force operation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Minnesota office. “There is no threat to public safety,” .. More information will be released Monday morning, .. Omar Jamal, a Somali activist in Minneapolis, said the community has been abuzz about arrests Sunday of several Somali young men both in Minneapolis and California that appear to be linked to the ongoing investigation related to ISIS and Al-Shabab. He said he’s heard the number of arrested could be between three and six people.
  • Somali Terrorist Group Targets Western Shopping Malls In Call For Lone Wolf Attacks

    02/22/2015 5:59:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    IBT ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Angelo Young
    Somali Terrorist Group Targets Western Shopping Malls In Call For Lone Wolf Attacks By Angelo Young The al Qaeda branch in Somalia released a video Saturday celebrating the September 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 60 people in a four-day siege. In the 66-minute video, unleashed on Twitter in both English and Arabic, al-Shabab called for attacks on specific targets in the U.S., Canada and Britain. “If just a handful of mujahedeen [militant jihadists] fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week, just imagine what the dedicated mujahedeen could do...
  • Somali American Appointed to Metropolitan Airport Commission Board

    02/16/2015 7:49:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 2/16/15 | Todd Wilson
    Ibrahim Mohamed has worked at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for almost 11 years. Within that time, his jobs have ranged from cabinet-maker, to ticket-verifier to, currently, a cart driver. "Absolutely, I do enjoy my job that's why I stay on it still," he said. But now Mohamed faces a new and daunting challenge. He's been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the 14-member Metropolitan Airports Commission. He will be the only current airport employee. Mohamed's appointment is also historic and has not gone unnoticed. "His appointment is welcomed by the community but it also shows that it's long overdue,"...
  • Sweden: Rape Capital of the West

    02/15/2015 4:28:57 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 14, 2015 | Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard
    Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 700%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa. Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists. One should, however, keep in mind that in statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes. In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, and have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted to...
  • Somalis push Minnesota officials to help after bank halts money transfers

    02/07/2015 6:08:27 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies ^ | 2/7/15 | ALLISON SHERRY
    Somalis living in the Twin Cities are begging Minnesota’s elected officials to help find a way to safely wire money back to families living in the Horn of Africa after a California bank abruptly ceased wiring cash to the troubled country over the weekend. The decision by Merchants Bank to stop that part of its operations last Friday caught Somalis, who use money service businesses to wire money abroad, off-guard in communities across the United States. Of the more than 30,000 Somali immigrants living in the Twin Cities, 80 percent of them use money service businesses to send money abroad,...
  • Minneapolis advocates work to get Somalis signed up for health insurance

    02/04/2015 2:31:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | February 3, 2015 | Tim Blotz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There's less than two weeks to go for all of us to have some form of health insurance, or be penalized by the government. That means there's a last minute push in communities like Minneapolis's Cedar Riverside Neighborhood to sign people up. Every immigrant community has its own unique barriers, but in the Somali community, advocates are racing against both time and culture. Timadde Aden is a typical case. He's never had health insurance, but enrolled for medical assistance today through MNsure at the Somali Health Solutions office in Minneapolis. One of the employees at that office, Hodan Guled, says,...
  • Seattle: Masked Muslims Demand Teacher Who Showed Cartoons Be Fired

    02/03/2015 2:27:42 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 55 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 2, 2015 | Robert Spencer, Anti-Jihad Warrior
    Seattle: Muslims demand teacher be fired for showing Muhammad cartoons SeattleReWaprotestAnd they may get it, as well. Is this America? The surrender to Sharia norms and collapse of a general understanding of the value of the freedom of speech is happening so rapidly, it’s extraordinary. “Somali protestors demand teacher resign over Mohammed cartoons,” by Alex Stonehill and Alex Garland, Seattle Globalist, February 1, 2015 (thanks to Refugee Resettlement Watch): Controversy over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed hit home in Seattle recently, culminating in a protest outside of southend refugee service provider on Friday. A group of Somali Americans gathered outside...
  • Federal Grand Jury Probing Suspected Terrorist Pipeline in MN

    09/09/2014 5:58:22 AM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/14 | Fox News Insider
    A Minnesota youth center is at the heart of a federal grand jury investigation into a suspected ISIS terrorist pipeline. The FBI says that someone on the ground in Minnesota is convincing young people to join the terror fight in Syria, then giving them money to get there. Up to 30 Somali-Americans who have reportedly joined or tried to join terrorist groups overseas had attended Al Farooq Youth and Family Center in Minnesota. That’s the same mosque that kicked out 31-year-old Amir Meshal this summer for allegedly proselytizing radical Islam ideologies
  • UK multiculturism: Bristol sex ring: Girl, 13, was groomed and forced into sex with series of men

    11/28/2014 11:55:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | November 27 2014 | Steven Morris
    Shortly before Christmas 2012, a group of young men booked a room at a Premier Inn in Bristol. The friends, all in their early 20s and members of the city’s Somali community, chatted, drank and chewed the stimulant khat. One of the men, a local drug dealer called Said Zakaria – also known by his street name Target – was tasked with the job of finding some girls to “party with”. Zakaria, 22, made a few calls and went off to pick up a girl he had been having sex with who can only be identified as Complainant 1 –...
  • Muslim Woman Attacks Muslims For Demanding Halal Food At Minnesota Food Banks

    10/24/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Zoe Mintz
    ... “I’m about to put a smack down on my brothers and sisters,” Dedic wrote in her Facebook post on Oct 20. “Why on earth [do] they think it is okay to look into the eyes of the already generous US taxpayer and say your charity is not good enough for me. I demand special treatment.” ...
  • Somali leaders make case for more youth programs

    09/24/2014 7:42:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 9/24/14 | MILA KOUMPILOVA
    Hani Haybe recently faced the skeptical mother of a player on her coed soccer team. The mother had just heard that several young Somali-American women left the Twin Cities to help the militant group ISIL’s fight in Syria and Iraq. Was this soccer team really just about soccer? “Your daughter will be safe,” Haybe, the coach, told the mother during a half-hour of grilling. “We’re not recruiting kids to go overseas.” In fact, some Somali community leaders are arguing that programs such as Haybe’s are a key line of defense against attempts to recruit young people locally. They have seized...
  • Letting in the Wrong Refugees

    09/19/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/19/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us. In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen. The accused mastermind? Mohammad Ali Baryalei, an Afghan refugee turned Aussie Islamic State recruiter. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago. Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the...
  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 95 replies ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • Closed Church gets New Life as Islamic Center (Yes, that's the headline)

    06/29/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 37 replies
    Winona Daily News (Minnesota) ^ | June 29, 2014 | AP Staffer
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the oldest Catholic churches in St. Paul had to close down because of a dwindling congregation, but it's been given new life as an Islamic community center. The Church of St. John parish, built in 1886, closed in 2013. It reopened Friday as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported ( ). "There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space," center spokesman Feisal M. Elmi said. The former church held...
  • Somali-Americans leave homes, friends in Minnesota to fight alongside ISIS jihadis

    06/19/2014 8:20:45 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 46 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 19, 2014 | Staff
    <p>As many as 15 Somali-American men have left their homes in Minnesota in recent months to travel to the Middle East and join up with ISIS, the jihadist army at war with Syria and Iraq, according to Minnesota Public Radio.</p>
  • FBI: Somalis leaving Minnesota to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria

    06/03/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies ^ | 6/3/14 | KMSP
    The FBI says more Somali travelers have left Minnesota, possibly to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria. Investigators believe Somalis who left to fight against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria were motivated by radical ideology, not nationalism. The FBI asking the Somali community in the Twin Cities for more information on anyone who may have left to fight overseas. If you know anyone who is planning to and/or has traveled to a foreign country for armed combat or who is being recruited for such activities, please contact or call (763) 569-8020. All information will be kept completely...
  • Carr: PC backstory on Tsarnaev falling apart

    05/14/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/14/14 | Howie Carr
    The Politically Correct narrative of the Boston Marathon bombing is sinking faster than Barack Obama’s poll numbers. Remember Tamerlan Tsarnaev, aka Speedbump. The Boston Globe tearfully informed its moonbat readers that Speedbump was “a stay-at-home dad.” When he died at the age of 25, Speedbump was a “person of interest” in seven murders in Massachusetts, so apparently the stay-at-home dad got out of his (Section 8) house every once in a while. Now we find out that his 9 mm came from a “Maine gang,” two words I never thought I’d type in the same sentence. But then, Vacationland has...
  • A look at Minnesota's Somalis, but not too close

    09/30/2013 10:18:10 AM PDT · by MN.Gruber06 · 25 replies
    The Power Line ^ | 30 SEP 2013 | Scott Johnson
    With the horrendous terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Somali al Qaeda affiliate al Shabab is back in the news. We still don’t know the identity of the perpetrators, or whether any of them had made their way to al Shabab from Minnesota or points elsewhere in the United States. I trust that time will. For now we have the New York Times visit to Minneapolis to pass on the fears of Somali residents that they will be stigmatized and (good grief!) and scrutinized. And the Star Tribune is on the case to transmit the avowals of local...
  • Somali militants attack UN base in Mogadishu, killing 15

    06/19/2013 9:10:51 AM PDT · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/19/2013 | Abdalle Ahmed
    Somali militants attack UN base in Mogadishu, killing 15 Al-Shabaab says its fighters were responsible for suicide attack on compound that killed 15 people including UN personnel
  • Mosque knifeman stabbed policeman and 3 others...AFTER he had been Tasered [UK]

    06/16/2013 6:44:08 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 16 2013 | SAM WEBB
    A knifeman shrugged off being hit with a Taser and stabbed a police officer and three other people at a mosque in Birmingham last night. The male police constable was responding to reports that three men had been stabbed inside the Madrasah Qasim ul Uloom mosque in the Ward End area of Birmingham when he was attacked. The four men are being treated in hospital for their wounds and are described as 'stable'. A 32-year-old man, believed to be of Somali extraction and a local, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody, a police...
  • Police: Joggers Attacked At Random In Fridley (By Somalis)

    05/28/2013 2:39:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies ^ | 5/28/13 | WCCO
    Police are looking for as many as six or seven Somali men after two joggers were randomly attacked in Fridley. Authorities said two joggers were the victims of what are being labeled as random attacks on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. The joggers, both men, were on a path near East River Road and 37th Avenue NE when the attacks took place. Police said one man suffered a bloody nose in the attack and the other has a sore throat. Authorities said these attacks were not robbery attempts and that the suspects randomly approached them and assaulted them....
  • Arabian Sea piracy suspects appear in Norfolk court

    03/10/2011 5:58:06 PM PST · by csvset · 22 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 10, 2011 | Corinne Reilly
    NORFOLK Thirteen Somalis and one Yemeni captured after four Americans were killed aboard a yacht last month are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Norfolk this afternoon on piracy, kidnapping and gun charges. The men were brought into the federal courthouse in downtown Norfolk this morning. The group was turned over to the Justice Department on Wednesday after being held aboard the carrier Enterprise since the Feb. 22 shooting deaths of the Americans. A Navy spokesman said the Somalis were removed from the ship by Department of Justice officials. A federal grand jury indicted 14 suspected pirates, the...
  • Mohamed Now One of the Most Popular Boy Names in Minnesota

    04/12/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Burnsville Patch ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kevira Voegele
    Mohamed has made the list of most popular baby boy names in Minnesota, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA).Mohamed was the 98th most popular boy's name in 2011 in the state. The SSA says Minnesota parents named 73 boys after the founder of Islam in that year.This is the first time the name has appeared on the list the SSA releases each year. Are you surprised Mohamed is now one of the 100 most popular boys names? Are you surprised it wasn't on the top 100 list prior to 2011? Mohamed's place on the list is not surprising considering...
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • Food Fight Turns Into Melee At Mpls. South High

    02/14/2013 3:31:05 PM PST · by BBell · 24 replies ^ | February 14, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A number of police cars responded to Minneapolis South High School Thursday after an alleged food fight escalated into a melee involving 200 to 300 students. The school posted a note on its website stating the high school was placed on a precautionary code yellow lockdown due to “a food fight that escalated into a physical fight.”Sgt. William Palmer, of the Minneapolis Police Department, said no weapons were involved in the incidents. However, four people were taken to the hospital following the melee. Those taken to the hospital were a school staff member, who was hit in...
  • Vanloads of Somalians driven to the polls in Ohio

    10/27/2012 4:47:31 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 22 replies
    Two volunteer poll workers at an Ohio voting station told Human Events that they observed van loads of Ohio residents born in Somalia — the state is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States — being driven to the voting station and guided by Democratic interpreters on the voting process. No Republican interpreters were present, according to these volunteers...
  • A changing landscape as immigrants transform Main Streets

    07/24/2012 5:45:44 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    StarTribune ^ | 7/21/2012
    A changing landscape as immigrants transform Main Streets Once the henna artist arrives, business will really take off, Yonis Hajisaid said. One of downtown Willmar's newest entrepreneurs, he owns the Nuura Shop, the latest Somali-owned business to open in downtown Willmar in the past five years. The change from a barber shop to a henna and perfume parlor is a sign of how new immigrants are transforming business districts outstate just as they have along some main streets in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Drawn to Willmar because of jobs at the Jennie-O meatpacking plants, a growing number of Somali immigrants...
  • Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting center (Muslim Muhammud)

    07/23/2011 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/23/11 | Kristina Goetz
    Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting centerPsychiatrist says reality was lost on Muhammad By Kristina Goetz Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted July 23, 2011 at midnight LITTLE ROCK -- The star defense witness in the capital murder trial of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad said Friday that the defendant believes he is persecuted because he's Muslim and that his actions are more important than they really are -- all because he suffers from a delusional disorder. "Saying you're an operative of a major terrorist organization is grandiose," said Dr. Shawn Agharkar, a psychiatrist who examined Muhammad three times in...
  • Somali Workers Walk Off Southern MN Job in Dress Code Dispute

    06/06/2012 7:40:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies ^ | 6/6/12 | Leslie Rolander/AP
    A new dress code at a southern Minnesota company prompted some Somali workers to walk off the job because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. SNIP The company's new owner, Mike Knowles, says there was an incident recently in which a woman's long dress got caught in a footwear washer.