Monday, April 27, 2015

Diaspora

Mary McKinley and Ahmed Amin of the nonprofit Heartland Democracy

Star Tribune hey have known each other barely a month, but their lives are linked by a shared story — the struggle to find a new identity in a new ...
Members of Minnesota's Somali community rallied at the Capitol Saturday, in support of the families of the men accused of trying to join ISIS in Syria. Euan Kerr | MPR News

 ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) ozens of local Somali families gathered at the State Capitol Saturday afternoon, calling for the release of six terror suspects. They’re calling for the government to ...
Amran Farah, right, offers advice about individual rights and police interactions. MinnPost photo by Ibrahim Hirsi

MinnPost ate last week, scores of immigrants filled the seats of the dimly lit conference room in the Minneapolis Brian Coyle Center as a group of lawyers addressed the crowd ...
'I don't believe he was going there. He is a good kid,' says mother of one of the accused despite claims by authorities that they 'never stopped plotting' to get to Syria

The Independent hey barged into her house, told her and her family to get out and handcuffed her husband, albeit briefly. Exactly why the FBI were in her home, Farhiyo ...
Friends greet Abdi Rashid, a brother of one of the accused men, outside the Minneapolis courthouse where detention hearings took place Thursday. PHOTO: ACKERMAN + GRUBER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Wall Street Journal MINNEAPOLIS fter fleeing war-torn Somalia and languishing for years in a Kenyan refugee camp, Farhiyo Mohamed says her family felt blessed to start a new life in the ...
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MPR NEWS n today’s Star Tribune op-ed page, former senator Norm Coleman took a one-sentence point — we need to figure out how people get so disaffected here that joining ...
Ayan Farah, the mother of two young men charged with trying to join the terror group ISIS, photographed Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis.

MPR News ne by one, the Somali women filtered into an office of the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis to tell their stories. Each appeared exhausted. One hadn’t slept in ...
United States Attorney Andrew Luger, right, and FBI special agent Richard Thornton explain the criminal complaint charging six Minnesota men with terrorism at a news conference in Minneapolis, April 20, 2015.

VOA he families of six Somali-American men arrested for allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group deny the accusations. The men have been charged ...
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Reuters  Somali-American who joined Islamic State as a fighter is alive and still trying to recruit young men from Minnesota to join him, law enforcement officials and a Somali community ...
Abdifatah Sheikh, assistant director of the Rochester Academy of Math

 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) “I moved to America when I was 9 years old,” says Deq Ahmed, a librarian and administrative assistant at Rochester Math and Science Academy, a charter school ...
US attorney Andrew Luger said the six men were determined to join Isis ‘by any means possible’. Representatives of the Somali-American community feel the group is being targeted by US law enforcement.

MINNEAPOLIS, April 20 (Reuters) .S. authorities have charged six Somali-American young men from Minnesota with planning to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. ...
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Business Insider ix people have been arrested in two states in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where investigators have been tracking youths who have traveled or tried to ...
Ahmed Abdirahim Abdi. Minneapolis police

 TC Daily Planet inneapolis police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a 17-year-old male who has been charged in the murder of a woman.A warrant has been ...
Ahmed Abbi, an apprentice with the Carpenters Union Local 27, is seen at their training centre in Vaughan, Ont., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Photos by Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail)

The Globe and Mail arlier this spring, Ahmed Abbi, a 27-year-old Weston resident, was at a North York golf club, building lockers. On its face, that modest job may not ...
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VOA An Ohio man accused of plotting to commit terrorism in the U.S. after traveling to Syria for terrorist training has pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Friday. A federal indictment ...
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ABC bdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a U.S. citizen, will be arraigned in Ohio on federal terrorism charges Friday. The Justice Department says Mohamud, 23, trained with Islamic militants in Syria and was instructed ...
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AP COLUMBUS, Ohio   Somalia-born man living in the U.S. traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned with plans to attack a military base or a prison, according to ...
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CNN aying down tracks for their debut album in the recording studio in Los Angeles, Iman Hashi, 25 and her sister Siham, 27 could not be further from their hometown ...
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The Australian  former male model is the latest Australian fighting with Islamic State to be killed in the conflict. His Melbourne-based father, Dada Jama, was informed of the death on ...
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NPR – The St. Cloud Area School District has once again caught the attention of the federal Department of Education over its treatment of Somali-American students. Civil rights officials with the ...

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