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Back to the future: The challenges facing Somalia’s returning diaspora

“Whenever you move around, you worry about what will happen to you,” says Abdullahi Nur Osman, who recently moved back to his home country, Somalia. “The security situation is a big worry.” For the past 20 years, Somalia has been … read more »

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Terrorism expert says isolation driving Calgarians to join ISIL

Calgary jihadist Farah Mohamed Shirdon, in his 20s, was reportedly killed abroad after joining the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. Shirdon’s death follows those of fellow Calgarians Salman Ashrafi, … read more »

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Eid festival connects Edmonton Somali community with neighbours

The Somali Canadian Business Council marked the end of Ramadan with food, music and dancing Saturday. The group gathered in a small park on 118 Avenue and 91 Street for the city’s first Eid al-Fitr Festival from 11 a.m. to … read more »

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Somalia’s police boss called ‘war criminal’ in Canada

Mogadishu’s new police commissioner was once wanted in Canada as a “war criminal” after a refugee and immigration board concluded he was “responsible for the ruthless torture of prisoners” while with Somalia’s police force in the 1980s. Mogadishu’s new police … read more »

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For Somalia, “Team Canada” means more money, fewer jobs

As the diaspora return in record numbers, tension is growing. Sending money from abroad is one thing, coming back to Somalia is another. MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—The tables start to fill inside the air-conditioned Maka al Mukarama Hotel cafe just before sunset. … read more »

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Meet Mohamed Roble Municipal Candidate for Gloucester-Southgate Ward 10

Ottawa – Muslim Link interviewed Mohamed Roble, Municipal Candidate for Gloucester-Southgate Ward 10. The Ottawa Municipal Election takes place on Monday, October 27th 2014. Please tell me a little bit about your background (i.e. country of origin, where you are … read more »

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Mother of teacher gunned down in Lawrence Heights speaks out from Ethiopia

Last Ramadan, Abshir Hassan fasted with his mother, a Somali refugee, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Last week, the well-loved Toronto supply teacher was gunned down outside his Lawrence Heights apartment simply for being, police believe, in the wrong place at … read more »

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Hundreds turn out for Rexdale funeral of slain Somali teacher

Some arrived in a school bus, others on foot to Khalid Bin Al-Walid mosque to pray and remember Abshir Hassan. He looked so small as he approached the too-tall microphone, the young boy dressed head to toe in black, his … read more »

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Toronto teacher shot, killed after stepping outside to move car

A Toronto teacher who was gunned down early on Tuesday morning had just stepped out to move his car when he was fatally wounded. Abshir Hassan, a 31-year-old substitute teacher, had been hosting friends at his apartment when he left … read more »

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Canadian Arrested On Way To Somali Al Qaeda Group

A Canadian court held a trial Tuesday for Mohamed Hersi, a Somali-Canadian resident of Toronto, who was accused of trying to join the Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali terrorist groupAl Shabab. The group was responsible for the deadlyWestgate Mall massacre in Nairobi last September. Hersi … read more »

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Please help us find Najma Abdullahi, 13 (A Missing Girl in Toronto)

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing girl. Najma Abdullahi, 13, was last seen on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 4 p.m., in the Keele Street and Finch Avenue Westarea. She is described as black, light … read more »

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U of A helps launch Faculty of Education in Somalia

After more than 24 years living in Edmonton, Somali national Mohamed Jimale moved to his home country to help rebuild the country’s national university. Partnering with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education, Jimale is working to launch the Somali … read more »

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Somali parents decry TDSB action plan, saying move will stigmatize community

A move by the Toronto District School Board to begin hammering out an action plan to offer Somali students more help sparked an outcry among dozens of Somali parents who came to a meeting Wednesday night to oppose the extra … read more »

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Somali youth to mentor their peers with Gawker funds

Abdulrahman Elmi is leading a group of young Canadian-Somali leaders to mentor north Etobicoke youth away from the pull of drugs, gangs and dropping out of school. It is urgent and important work made possible through a $46,000 share of … read more »

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New Television Show Uplifts the Image of Somali-Canadians in Mainstream Media

Toronto, ON – A new television program featuring Somali-Canadians in a new light will debut every Saturday starting March 1st from 10:30am to 11:00am CHIN on City. Integration - Building a New Cultural Identity is a weekly half-hour television program showcasing … read more »

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American fugitive arrested at border; was on Toronto’s most wanted list

A Somali man wanted for two counts of rape and a single charge of sodomy in the United States was arrested by U.S. customs officers in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Abdinasir Abdi, … read more »

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Canada: Aid for Somali students divides parents

Suban Abdullahi has taken on an unusual charge: She is fighting the Toronto District School Board so her children do not receive any special treatment. On Wednesday, school trustees will be reviewing – and possibly approving – a task force … read more »

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Somali group to use Gawker funds for mentoring

Abdulrahman Elmi has called a group of young Somali-Canadian men to a community centre in the north Toronto neighbourhood of Rexdale. They have a lot of work ahead. The group owes its existence to the now-infamous – yet never publicly … read more »

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Somalia’s deputy PM Fauzia Adan rallies Toronto Somalis to help their homeland

She is Somalia’s most powerful woman: a thorn in the eyes of Mogadishu-based terrorist group Al Shabab, and a ray of hope for her country in the Horn of Africa. Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan, Somalia’s deputy prime minister and foreign … read more »

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Ordered deported, released — now he’s charged with murder

CALGARY — His rights, as a convicted drug trafficker ordered deported to Somalia, were deemed more important than the guaranteed safety of Canadian citizens. And so, despite warnings that Bashir Gaashaan was a flight risk who posed a danger to … read more »

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