Minnesota Somalis say they are being targeted for extra scrutiny by TSA

It surely isn’t a new complaint, here is how the story begins.  But, my interest was in one line half way through the article at OnIslam: CAIRO – Following recent decision to prevent US banks from handling transfers to Somalia, Muslims from the horn of Africa country have been complaining of increasing racial profiling and … Continue reading Minnesota Somalis say they are being targeted for extra scrutiny by TSA

Minnesota Somalis attempt to explain why their community is so attractive to terror recruiters

Update: It isn’t just Somalis in Minnesota, but apparently UK Somalis don’t feel they have enough taxpayer-funded goodies either as two teenaged Somali girls run off to join ISIS. Powerline blog titles its post—Somalis say: Show us the Money—and then blogger Scott Johnson analyzed a couple of recent news articles where local Somali leaders say … Continue reading Minnesota Somalis attempt to explain why their community is so attractive to terror recruiters

Minnesota Somalis protest Somali murder in South Africa

The South African xenophobia has further upset American Somalis who are protesting in solidarity with their Somali kinfolk in S. Africa.  First a protest in Columbus, Ohio and now one in Minneapolis. They need to tell Obama to put pressure on the Socialist Rainbow Nation he admires so much when he visits later this month.  … Continue reading Minnesota Somalis protest Somali murder in South Africa

Are the Minnesota Somalis who joined Al-Shabaab part of the international Jihad?

Evan Kohlmann,writing at the Counterterrorism Blog, here, seems to come to the conclusion that they are.  Hat tip:  Blulitespecial. – In an audio recording released on June 1, 2008, the top commander of Shabaab al-Mujahideen, Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Az-Zubair, boasted of how “the Muslim people of Somalia have merged with the most elite fighters from … Continue reading Are the Minnesota Somalis who joined Al-Shabaab part of the international Jihad?

Federal grand jury hears testimony about missing Minnesota Somalis

The FBI’s investigation into the Somali “youths” who went missing has reached the grand jury stage. Fox News reports: Federal authorities are looking to bring terror-related charges against one or more Somali-Americans from the Minneapolis area, and witnesses to the case have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, according to a Muslim … Continue reading Federal grand jury hears testimony about missing Minnesota Somalis

Univ. of Minnesota, others, file lawsuit to block deportation of Somalis on aborted ICE flight

Remember the news we reported here, here and here about that flight filled with Somalis being deported from the US. Update: Rep Keith Ellison on the bandwagon now too, no surprise. Well, they are back on US soil and a large cadre of lawyers are working overtime to see that they don’t get deported anytime soon. From … Continue reading Univ. of Minnesota, others, file lawsuit to block deportation of Somalis on aborted ICE flight