Saturday, April 25, 2015

Diaspora

More than 100 students and a handful of adults protested outside Technical High School starting shortly before noon Wednesday. (Photo: St. Cloud Times)

St Cloud Times – ST. CLOUD, Minn. – More than 100 students and a handful of adults protested outside Technical High School starting shortly before noon Wednesday.Junior Hassa Abdi said students gathered because they felt administrators had not addressed conflicts between ...
Ms Harriet Mathews

Ms Harriet Mathews OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Somalia. Ms Harriet Mathews OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Somalia in succession to Mr Neil Wigan, who will be transferring ...
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Gazette Times — Ismail Warsame still bears a scar over his eyebrow from when he was 6 years old living in Beledweyne, Somalia, and he woke up to a 7-foot warhead plowing through his house and exploding next door — ...
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Falls Church News-Press – Something had changed in Harry Lee, who had just gotten back from three years working at Abaarso School of Science and Technology, a boarding school in a tiny village in northwest Somalia. Opened in 2009 by a ...
Mohamed-Shukri Hassan chats with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at the monthly meeting of the Mayor’s New Americans Advisory Council (Photo: Alan Poizner)

The Tennessean – Every Saturday, the father would gather his seven kids — including his oldest son, Mohamed-Shukri Hassan — and herd them toward the store that had landlines for international calls.Dozens of people would wait patiently outside the store in ...
Commissioner Ibrahim Mohamed

MinnPost – Last month’s appointment of the first Somali-American, Ibrahim Mohamed, to the Metropolitan Airports Commission has attracted volumes of plaudits and media attention across Minnesota — and other parts of the world.But on Tuesday night, it brought Gov. Mark Dayton, ...
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CBC News – “I’m a Muslim. I’m labelled a terrorist. I trust you, do you you trust me? Give me a hug.”That’s what Mustafa Mawla’s handwritten signs read as he stood in Toronto’s Dundas Square on a frigid day in January. It was ...
ISIS

CBC News — It is thought that another man from Edmonton has been recruited to join ISIS, CBC News has learned.Omar Aden is in his mid-twenties. He was living in Edmonton before leaving in the summer of 2013 to study ...
Rows of worshipers bowed in prayer during a recent Friday service at the new mosque inside Karmel Mall. The space is on a newly added third floor.

Star Tribune – Construction of the metro area’s newest mosque involved a shopping trip to the Middle East, some back-and-forth with the city of Minneapolis and a reported $3 million investment.But developer Basim Sabri says setting out to build one of ...
Police look for a person of interest related to a potential threat that forced the closure of the Mic Mac Mall on Tuesday.

AFP – OTTAWA-Police arrested two men and a woman in a raid Tuesday over a “potential threat” to a mall near Canada’s port city of Halifax, home to the navy’s Atlantic fleet. It comes after security officials last month warned shoppers ...
Malitia MaliMob don’t sympathize with those statue-smashing dickheads.

My Philosphy – Alot of people of my generation first heard of Somalia in the early 1990s, during its civil war. What I didn’t know was that Somalia is also known asthe Nation of Poets, where being slick with words and ...
Liban Haji Mohamed

Reuters — A former Washington-area taxi driver who was on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list has been detained and is in the custody of the Somali government, a U.S. government source said on Monday. The FBI in said in ...
Jaamac is hosting a new television show called Somalis in Alberta which airs Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on Omni TV. Photograph by: Bruce Edwards, Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal – EDMONTON – People in Alberta’s Somali community will hear their own stories in their own voices on a Somali-language television news program airing Sundays, says the show’s host.The half-hour Omni television show, called Somalis in Alberta, started in ...
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort.Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.  Some are afraid the money could ...
A group of Somali community leaders leave the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood for a solidarity lunch at Mall of America.

  KMSP (MINNEAPOLIS) – The East African community of Minneapolis is coming together at the Brian Coyle Community Center to discuss how threats of terrorism and recruitment by al-Shabaab and ISIS are overshadowing the positive work of Somali-Americans and Muslim-Americans.Community ...
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KMSP-TV ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – He had a one-way ticket to Somalia, but he never made it past the security checkpoint at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Zaki Mohammed Sugule was arrested at the airport on Presidents’ Day, acting suspiciously. ...
Anwar Hared grew up playing hockey in Canada, which instantly made him the star of the rookie bandy team cobbled together among the expat Somali community in Sweden.

Toronto Star – In Newmarket, Anwar Hared was just another minor league hockey player: average, albeit enthusiastic. In Khabarovsk, a sprawling city in Russia’s frigid Far East, the 18-year-old solidified his position as the star of Somalia’s national bandy team. “I’ve ...
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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 ...
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Global News — EDMONTON — Edmonton’s large Somali community is “disgusted” and “insulted” to be mentioned in a recent video allegedly released by Somali-based extremist group Al-Shabab.“This group is known to have caused a lot of destruction and death back ...
U.S. Vice President Biden arrives for a meeting with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev

Daily Caller —  Vice President Joe Biden told an audience on Tuesday that he has great relationships with Somalis living in America since many of them have driven him around in taxi cabs. The latest “Bidenism” — the name given ...

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