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VIDEO: Columbus Man Held on $1 Million Bond for Terrorism Charges

ABC6 – COLUMBUS (Lisa Ranta) — In court, prosecutors revealed new information against a suspected terrorist who’s accused of laundering more than $1,000 to terrorists and providing them electronic devices.Abdirahman Mohamud, 23, pleaded not guilty to two counts of terror Wednesday … read more »

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Columbus: Muslims welcome West Side mosque

Columbus — A new mosque on the West Side features ornate chandeliers, plush carpeting, moldings etched with verses from the Quran and spacious washrooms. The new space for the Abubakar Asiddiq Islamic Center is a far cry from the storefront … read more »

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Immigrants’ degrees from abroad rarely recognized in U.S.

Columbus –When Abdi Muhammad Ali fled Somalia to a refugee camp in eastern Kenya in 1991, he remembered one important piece of paper. His college diploma. But his degrees in English and history from Lafole University, a college in Somalia, … read more »

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Columbus: Somalis fear violence on North Side

Hamdi Yusuf was sitting in her second-floor bedroom at the Capital Park Apartments when a bullet blasted through her window and smashed into her right cheekbone. Her father, Abdi Burale, was downstairs. “It was a shock,” Burale said through an … read more »

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Family Pleads For Answers About Father’s Murder

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A family pleads for help finding their loved one’s killer. Someone fatally shot 31-year-old Abdul-Fatah Yussuf at a north Columbus apartment complex on November 9. “Every night when I put the kids to sleep, I cry myself,” … read more »

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FBI still seeks woman wanted for newborn’s death in 2004

Shadia Muse is 28 now and has been on the run for nearly a decade. Muse was 18 and a student at Mifflin High School when she gave birth to a baby girl in secret on Sept. 3, 2004. She … read more »

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Reward Offered To Help Solve Somali American’s Murder In Northeast Columbus

COLUMBUS (Camille Doty) — A $6,000 reward is being offered for information involving a homicide in Northeast Columbus. 31-year-old Abdulfatah Yussuf was fatally shot on the 2100 block of Lantern Drive on November 9. Police said his body was found … read more »

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Ex-Somali Colonel Told to Pay $15M in Torture Case

A former Somali military colonel who left the U.S. while facing civil allegations that he tortured a human rights advocate is being ordered to pay $15 million in damages. A federal judge in Ohio awarded the compensation Tuesday to a … read more »

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Ra’isul-wasaaraha Oo Kulan Laqaatay Safiirka Midowga Africa Ufadhiyo Soomaaliya

Ra’iisul Wasaaraha Xukuumadda Federaalka Soomaaliya Mudane Cabdi Faarax Shirdoon (Saacid) ayaa saaka xafiiskiisa ku qaabilay wafti uu hogaaminayo wakiilka midowga Africa ee Soomaaliya Amb. Maxamed Saalax Anaadif iyo xubno ka tirsan saraakiisha sar sare ee Amisom. Kulanka Ra’iisul Wasaaruhu la … read more »

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Ohio Mall Terrorism Defendant Deported to Somalia

A Somali immigrant who federal prosecutors say plotted to attack an Ohio shopping mall has been deported to Somalia. Nuradin Abdi completed his prison sentence in August and was in federal custody in Louisiana while final preparations were made to … read more »

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Central Ohio Somali Community Warned About Man On FBI’s ‘Most Wanted’ List

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The FBI has added a new name to its list of Most Wanted Terrorists. They are also warning the local Somali community to be on alert. Omar Shafik Hammami is a US citizen, a native of Alabama. He … read more »

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Ohio’s Somali voters have swing-state power

A week before election day in the United States, all eyes are on swing states and on Ohio in particular. The state is split between Democrats and Republicans but also has many undecided voters. The state capital, Columbus, is home to … read more »

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Ohio: Young Somalis drawn to health-care careers

Nadia Mohamed was too young to remember the unsanitary living conditions and lack of medical care in the places she and her family stayed while trying to flee Somalia during its civil war. But she got a glimpse of that … read more »

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Kulan sanadeedkii Culimada Ehlu Suna waljamaaca

Kulan sanadeedka ay qabtaan culimada Ehlu Suna waljamaaca oo sanadkan lagu qabtay goblka Ohio oo ay ka soo qayb galeen culimo caanha oo qaarkood ka yimaadeen Yurub iyo kuwa ku nool waqooyi Ameerika.

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Kooxdii Kubada Cagta Ee Xerada Utaanga 1993 oo Ohio kulan ku sameeyey

Kooxdii kubada cagta  1993 ee xerada Utaanga oo ay isugu danbaysay markay xeryaha ka soo galeen qurbaha oo kulankoodii ugu horeyey ee qurbaha ku sameeyey Ohio.

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Student group runs for Somali famine (VIDEO)

The Somali Student Association at Ohio State organized its first-ever5k/one-mile run Sunday on the Oval in an effort to raise money for the victims of the famine in Somalia. Project Run for Life: Horn of Africa, was developed over the … read more »

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Local Somalis encourage envoy to their homeland

James C. Swan, the new U.S. special representative for Somalia, wanted to hear from Columbus Somalis about U.S. policy in their homeland. For some in the Somali diaspora, Swan’s appointment indicates to them that the United States is willing to … read more »

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Federal judge refuses to dismiss torture claim against former Somali colonel living in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging torture claims against a former Somali military colonel who lives in Ohio. Defendant Abdi Aden Magan (AHB’-dee AH’-den MAH’-gen) argues the lawsuit was filed in the wrong … read more »

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City wants residents of North Side apartment complex to meet on conflicts

A clash last month between black and Bhutanese Nepali residents of a North Side apartment complex started when two men tried to rob one of the refugees, witnesses said. Now, the city of Columbus is trying to set up a … read more »

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Local Somalis protest leader’s ouster

Two days after a Somali man was arrested in Columbus on terrorism charges, Somalis gathered to protest the ouster of Somalia’s popular prime minister. They fear that more political instability in the war-ravaged country could give Islamic extremists a leg … read more »

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