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Blind Somali Jihadist fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria

Daily Mail – A blind jihadist pictured fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria has reportedly urged others to join the Islamist militants, saying having a disability is no excuse. Taymullah al-Somali, a Dutch national who is believed to have travelled … read more »

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US Mayor Doesn’t Want More Somali Refugees in His Town (VIDEO)

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, has called on the US State Department to stop the relocation of Somali refugees to his city, adding him to the list of mayors in the country who have rebuked the government’s resettlement program in … read more »

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Abdulrahman Adem, respected Twin Cities Somali leader and longtime MPS staff member, dies at 58

The Twin Cities Somali community has lost an esteemed leader and a passionate advocate for Somali families. Abdulrahman Adem, a cultural facilitator at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 58. Adem was known for … read more »

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Minnesota: Criminal immigrants sent back to the streets if homelands won’t take them

Omar Kalmio was never supposed to get to North Dakota. The Somali national from Eagan was supposed to be deported because of his violent criminal record in Minnesota. Instead, he was released from custody when federal officials could not send … 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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VIDEO: British far-right group ‘invades’ UK mosque. ‘Respect our country, we’ll respect your mosques’

British far-right group ‘invades’ UK mosque, demands it remove ‘sexist’ signs The far-right group Britain First posted a video showing several members of its ‘Kent battalion’ entering the Crayford Mosque and confronting an elderly man about signs labeling separate entrances for women … read more »

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Qoraaga Cabdiqaadir Oromo oo ku geeryoodey London

London (Bartamaha) Magaalada London isbitaal ku yaalla waxaa xalay ku geeryoodey allaha u naxariste /qaadir Cismaan oo loo yiqiinnay Oromo oo ka mid ahaa qorayaasha Soomaliyeed ee qoraallada badan ka sameeyay colaadaha iyo dhaqanka Soomaaliyeed. Waxaa la sheegay inuu qoraagu la … read more »

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Interview with Prof. Ahmed Samatar about the new Somali Ambassador to the US

MPR interviewed Prof. Ahmed Samatar about the new Somali Ambassador to the US. Somalia’s first ambassador to the US in 20 years LISTEN THE INTERVIEW (Click the link) [MPR RADIO MINNESOTA] Omar Abdirashin Ali Sharmarke served as Somalia’s Prime Minister in 2009 and … read more »

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Somali women are ‘buck-toothed herdswomen’ Wandsworth school places decision maker

A volunteer for Wandsworth’s school admissions panel has been dismissed after publishing an offensive blog describing Somali women as buck-toothed herdswomen from a Saharan oasis. Retired journalist Hugh Thompson, from Putney, will no longer sit on the borough’s Independent Appeal … read more »

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Minneapolis: Court sides with Kahn in election judge dispute

The Minnesota Supreme Court sided with Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s campaign today in a dispute that led to the reassignment of a Minneapolis election judge last week to keep her away from voters until a city investigation is completed. The case … read more »

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U.S. Welcomes Somali Ambassador to the United States, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke

Press Statement Jen Psaki  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2014 We are pleased to announce the arrival of Ambassador Omar Abdirashi Ali Sharmarke, the first Somali Ambassador to the United States in over twenty years. Ambassador Sharmarke’s arrival to … 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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Tighten the screen on voter addresses in Minnesota

How hot is the DFL primary contest inMinneapolis House District 60B between state Rep. Phyllis Kahn and school board member Mohamud Noor? So hot that reports of voter registration irregularities in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood have become a talking point in a … read more »

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Melbourne language study reveals a cacophony of diversity

More languages are spoken in Melbourne than there are countries in the world, a cacophony of 251 tongues whose voices stretch to all corners of the city. It is a thoroughly modern metropolis, a changing city where as older European … 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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Twin schoolgirls who ran away to Syria named as star pupils

Two British schoolgirls who ran away to Syria have been identified as star pupils who had 28 GCSEs between them.Twins Salma and Zahra Halane sneaked out of their home during the night while their family slept two weeks ago.The 16-year-old … 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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AFROPEAN STYLE: Thrifting with Dualleh Abdulrahman

Self-made fashionista Dualleh Abdulrahman is both Afropean in heritage and style. A designer, photographer and stylist, Dualleh talks to Tommy Evans about how he creates his signature look, how he remains dapper on a thrift shop budget and what it’s … read more »

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Somali Man sentenced to 5+ years for attempting to smuggle €40,000 Cocaine

A Somalian refugee who was attempting to smuggle more than €40,000 of cocaine into England via Dublin has been given a five and a half year sentence. Ibrahim Mohamed (34), who had been granted asylum in the UK in 2001, … read more »

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Teenage twin sisters from Manchester flew to join ISIS in Syria

Twin sisters have fled their home in Manchester to join ISIS fighters in Syria, it is feared. The 16-year-old girls crept out of their bedrooms in the middle of the night, grabbed their passports and flew to Istanbul in Turkey. … read more »

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