Oh geez, WaPo raises the (obligatory) Islamophobia backlash issue in story on Minneapolis police shooting

….and the reporter uses none other than Omar Jamal as a source for her story!

“After Minneapolis officer in police shooting is named, Somali community braces for backlash”

I had no intention of writing again today about the alleged shooting by a Somali police officer of an unarmed white woman in Minneapolis, but I couldn’t resist when I saw the Washington Post raising the obligatory issue of fear of Islamophobia in the sensitive ‘Somali community’ and quoting Omar Jamal.

When Somalis are in the news, so is Omar Jamal. So, watch for his spin on the shooting! http://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2009/04/24/omar_jamal

Longtime readers know we have followed the storied career of WaPo source, Omar Jamal, for years.  (See my huuuge Omar Jamal file, here)

“Community leader” Jamal was convicted more than a decade ago on immigration fraud charges, but was never deported.  Since then, he has managed to become the Somali ‘Jesse Jackson’ always ready and willing to run to the media to speak for (and cover for) the ‘Somali community.’

Perhaps one of his best media spin jobs occurred in 2008 when he said, move along, there was nothing to see, only a Somali nut job, dead in a hotel room in Denver, in advance of the DNC convention with enough cyanide in the room to kill hundreds.

LOL! I am posting this to keep my Omar Jamal file up to date in case any reporters first google information on their sources!

Here reporter Katie Mettler at the WaPo revealing how the ‘Somali community’ and Omar Jamal went to work to figure out which of their Somali police officers was being fingered as the shooter. (Emphasis below is mine)

When Mohamed Noor joined the Minneapolis police force and was assigned to patrol the city’s southwest corner, the Somali community there — the nation’s largest — threw a party for him to celebrate.

He was the first Somali American officer to serve in Minneapolis’s fifth precinct and one of fewer than a dozen Somali American officers in the department. His presence on the squad brought Somali activists some pride and reassurance at a time of Islamophobia in America and nationwide racial tension stoked in part by shootings of black people by white police officers.

Now that same Somali community is bracing for a backlash against Noor that has already begun.


…..several Somali leaders in Minneapolis said in interviews with The Washington Post that they were aware of the officer’s involvement.

“There is no question that he is the officer,” Somali activist Omar Jamal told The Post. “We knew this right after the shooting, but we didn’t want to release the name.”

See one of several posts on the other Noor—Mohamud Noor. The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota has in the past received federal grant money. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/hey-obama-those-minnesota-somali-youths-arrested-for-attempting-to-join-isis-were-not-without-prospects-for-a-good-future/


Witnesses at the scene Saturday night said that the officer who fired his gun appeared to be Somali, Jamal said, so he and others in the community began contacting all the Somalis in the department. They knew the shooting took place in the fifth precinct, where Noor is the only Somali officer.

“We came to know that, ‘Oh gosh, that’s him,’ ” Jamal said. “Then the word spread fast.”


The report stoked fear among Somalis in the Twin Cities, who have worked for decades to become part of the city’s fabric. There are now Somalis on the police force, the city council and in the Minnesota House of Representatives. But the largely Muslim population of Somali Americans in the region still face Islamophobia and innuendo about terrorism.

“They fear this will be just another event used to create animosity toward the Somali community,” Mohamud Noor, executive director at the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, told The Post. [See my Mohamud Noor archive—ed]


Other Somali officers in the police department are “nervous,” Jamal said.

“They’re not talking at all,” he said. “You can feel the pressure, because you know, the difference now is ‘one of you guys did it.’ ”

“The fact that the police involved in the shooting is Somali makes it a different matter,” he said.

Oopsy! Now the narrative has changed!

Mohamud Noor, who is not related to the officer, is also a city council candidate. He and others in the Somali community have protested other police shootings in the region along with Black Lives Matter, but this one “changes the narrative,” he said.

Usually, they are protesting the death of black men at the hands of police, he said. Now it is a white woman reportedly shot by a black officer.

He hopes the conversation will focus on police reform, not racial stereotypes.

So will the Somali political activists divorce themselves from Black Lives Matter?

There is more from reporter Katie here.

Maybe readers of  the Washington Post are wondering why and how Minneapolis got its large Somali community in the first place and Katie can start here with her next report….

Thank first and foremost Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services (federal refugee resettlement contractors) for changing the demographic make-up of Minneapolis. Now other cities in Minnesota are going the same way.  See here.

16 thoughts on “Oh geez, WaPo raises the (obligatory) Islamophobia backlash issue in story on Minneapolis police shooting

  1. This savage will likely not even get a slap on the wrist for murdering this beautiful lady. What does the police dept expect?? Hiring an actual moron who hates white people and especially white women who are out at night with no man and not wearing a hijab. This is fucking sharia law in action!!!


  2. “Usually, they are protesting the death of black men at the hands of police, he said. Now it is a white woman reportedly shot by a black officer.” [quote from above article]

    First, I do not consider this somalin murderer as being “black”, as if he were part of American history, as our own Black Americans are. I don’t like how this term is used to evoke familiarity, “safeness”, and normalization towards some foreigner who has not been part of American heritage. We need a new term for these creatures, maybe Negroid somalin. There are generations of Black-Americans who would have no identification at all with a foreigner born in the continent of Sub-Saharan Africa, although they are of the same color and race. Moreover, whatever disparity there is between black Americans and white Americans, it’s based on very different factors from the reasons disparity exists between white Americans and foreign somalin MUSLIMS. It does not equate, Black-Americans and Sub-Saharans have they’ve lived in totally different cultures.

    Secondly, Sub-Saharan Africans have an IQ in the 70s, which is lower than Black-Americans. I don’t understand why, or, how the Minneapolis police dept. was able to push this POS through their training program. They could have found a real Black-American, if they were striving for diversity, and would not have to worry about vast cultural differences, as well as IQ levels.


  3. I this makes me sick. What is a terrorist doing in a police uniform? In the 90’s we saw lots of footage of armed Somali young boys in pickup trucks , terrorizing the capital city. The way he opened fire just about on arrival, makes me think this is in his past. The family needs to sue every one in site, become the Fed’s will not look into this. Don’t expect justice from the system that put him there. We are being turned into 3rd world by deign.


  4. This shooting seems to be a case of jumpy police officer being startled by fireworks, turning and seeing an object in the woman’s hand (her cellphone). Remember, just a few weeks ago a black police officer was shot and killed without provocation or any heightened tension in that area. If this is all that is to this shooting, the only police reforms should be stress training and screening for psychological problems. Our communities have only themselves to blame for not supporting the police and putting down groups like Black Lives Matter, I wonder how we would all cope with the constant pressures and stresses over prolonged periods.


    1. It would be helpful if Mr Noor told us all that. But he refuses to explain his actions and somehow this obstruction of justice is allowed to stand. It may be he was so stressed , he forgot to switch on his body can and remembered to turn off the police car cam..but we can’t know that either


  5. There is a consequence of binging people from an ancient, unwilling to change cult who believe that their men are superior beings to all others and that women are inferior and that non-Moslems are derived from pigs, apes and dogs.

    Any organization that is involved in importing haters of America should be defunded and banned. Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services are two of them. Their anti-American actions are evil, and they are only in it for the money, not for any moral or principled reason, just greed at the expense of decent people such as the woman that Noor gunned down.

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  6. Minneapolis has looked away from the Evil of Islam & Muslims and now this beautiful lady has ‘paid the price!’ It is up to her family and the entire community to ‘seek and get justice!’ All of You: Do Your Diligence!! Out of the Closets and Into The Streets!! Do your duty as American Sovereign Patriots – Declare Your Demands from the Police Chiefs Immediately! Take Control of Your Community and Stop Making Excuses! WHAT IS HER LIFE WORTH????????? The two other offices stood by and did nothing – why? Because they are told to do so – all of this evil is by design!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rhoda Gelman

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    1. I went to this form which wanted more information from me than about the incident. What immigration fraud did this Omar Jamil commit? The “capcha” anti-robot link on this site refused to put my complaint through. What was 7 +4 which I answered 11 and it dumped me off as “invalid response with capcha” Jesus H.


  7. This Somilian muslem “officer” sounds incompetent at best and vindictive against women at worst. At least he should be fired based on previous complaints in such a short timeframe. If not a criminal charge of murder second degree – or negligence – Then a civil lawsuit by the family and lawsuite against the City for hiring idiots based on a national origin as part of some inane social experiment regardless of competency.

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  8. It is the DUTY and FUNCTION of newspapers(MSM) to inform the Populace of dangers and threats to their well being. This Site does so.
    The Washington COMPost is a betrayer and traitor to The People.

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  9. Every time Minnesota has a Somali crime the people of Minnesota pay for it double. The price of diversity is what is happening in Europe, yet Minneapolis leaders are more than willing to pay. A few dead bodies not matter.

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