Minnesota: Dozen Muslim boys leave school to attend Koran school

via Qur’an school serves growing Muslim community in north metro | Star Tribune.

Thirteen-year-old Fadel Hasan has memorized the entire roster of his favorite football team, the Minnesota Vikings. He usually has an opinion about draft picks and trades that he doesn’t hesitate to share, his dad says.

Now, the youngster is using his memorization skills to learn and recite every word of the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book.

He is one of a dozen Muslim boys who have left conventional junior and senior high schools for a period of time to attend the intensive Qur’an school Darul Arqam Center For Excellence in Blaine.

The school met with neighborhood opposition last year when it bought the building where it had been renting space and sought to create a permanent home. More than 80 neighbors signed a petition asking the city to deny a permit for the school, citing traffic and other reasons. School families said they believe fear and misunderstanding about their faith fueled the opposition, with some neighbors asking about the school’s ties to extremism.

The parents are emphatic: There are none.

The permit was approved last June.

Most students study full time for 2½ years, keeping up with regular studies through home schooling on nights and weekends. Their final exam is to recite the Qur’an in one sitting, a process that starts in the morning and continues until sunset. The first two students will sit for their final exam this spring.

All of the full-time students are boys, but weekend instruction is available for girls.

The parents who founded the Qur’an school say it is a part of the process of establishing roots in the broader community, teaching their children morals, and laying the foundation for future religious and community leaders.

Koranic morals:

Koran 5.051 anyone? “O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends

Koran 9:29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

The school is housed in a nondescript, two-story office building that the families decided to buy when it went into foreclosure.

The children who attend the Qur’an school are mostly the American-born sons and daughters of immigrants from India, Pakistan and Somalia. Many of the parents came to the United States for college or career and either have become citizens or have green cards. They are doctors, engineers, real estate agents and finance executives who have settled in the north suburbs.

To be memorized:

Quran (2:191-193)“And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing…

but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful.   And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone.  But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)”

Quran (2:244)“Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”

Quran (2:216)Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”

Quran (3:56)“As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

Quran (3:151)“Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.  This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).

Quran (4:74)“Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”

But to the glorious story:

Samad Syed, an engineer at a Twin Cities firm, is the vice president of the nonprofit that oversees the school. His son is a toddler, too young to attend the school, but being part of its inception is important to Syed, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from India.

He estimates there are about 400 Muslim families in the north suburbs who are active in community groups. Many locate there because of jobs, schools, nice homes and other amenities that make the suburbs attractive to young families.

Once the families decided to plant roots, they stayed up nights worrying about their children’s education, future and their moral compass. They held informal religious education for their children at home but felt it wasn’t enough.

“Our kids were not getting the education we wanted them to get. It was pretty unorganized,” Syed said. “The Qur’an teaches you how to be a good human being. It teaches you how to treat other people. This is our identity, who we are.”

Dr. Muhammad Suri, a psychiatrist at a local hospital, has four daughters who attend weekend classes.

“They have a lot of questions and curiosity about religion and culture,” said Suri, who is originally from Pakistan. “This helps them understand.”

“This country has given us a lot,” he added. “We also have some good cultural and family values of our own which we think will benefit this society.”

Honor killing? Gender segregation? Polygamy? Female genital mutilation? Wife beating? Which cultural and family values will benefit this society?

Minneapolis City Council creates Somali-American day

 A few weeks ago city hall declared “Hijab Day”…

…and the mayor pretended she was Muslim when pandering to Somali Muslims.

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Minneapolis mayor

 

via Minneapolis City Council creates Somali-American day | Star Tribune.

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to mark July 1 as Somali American Day in the city, home to many immigrants from the East African country.

 The date holds significance among Somalis, who celebrate independence day on July 1 both in Somalia and the U.S. diaspora. That’s the day the Somali republic was created by uniting territories previously controlled by Italy and Britain.

 Abdi Warsame, the first Somali-American on the Minneapolis City Council, praised the resolution at a council meeting on Friday. “This is a very important resolution for me,” he said. “And it actually came from the elders and the community leaders who wanted to highlight the contributions, the culture, the values of the Somali-American community, which is a large and growing population in the city of Minneapolis.”

Minneapolis Mayor Wears Hijab to Meet Somali Muslims

Preemptive submission to sharia…aka dhimmitude, via Star Tribune. h/t LUTBOI

In her first 100 days in office, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has held hands with the Dalai Lama and traveled to the White House. She has spent a fifth of her time traveling for business: Three trips to Washington, D.C., two to New York City and one to Portland, Ore. But she has not pushed many new plans, instead building her own team and deepening relationships, particularly with Somali-Americans.

…hours after she lost the Southwest light-rail vote, she visited a Somali mall on E. 24th Street in a blue hijab, accompanied by her Somali liaison, Abdirahman Muse. Hodges’ office said she is fulfilling many of the promises she put forth in a 100-day plan for the Somali community, including asking the city attorney for a review of small business regulations.

In an upstairs room, Somali shopkeepers praised her for showing up, and poured out their concerns through translators, telling her they needed more space to park, more opportunities for idle youth, and more Somali police officers.

No concerns about learning English or assimilating into American culture. And when your dhimmi mayor comes begging with a hijab on why would they even consider changing.

The cancer spreads:

Minneapolis: From Hijab to Jihad

Iowa: Governor proclaims Muslim Recognition Day at state capitol

Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”, dhimmitude ensues

Texas House declares “Muslim Day”

Minnesota: Hamas-CAIR shakes down sheriff’s office, policy changed allowing more sharia for Muslim criminals

The application of Islamic sharia law (and the Islam tax) goes even further:

a nonpublic photo without the covering will be taken for police use and another photo with the covering will be available for public use.

via Hennepin County sheriff’s office announces new policy for religious head coverings for inmates | Star Tribune. h/t LUTBOI

Dhimmitude: Hennepin County Sheriff Richard W. Stanek, left, and Major J.R. Storms spoke about the addition of a policy regarding Islamic head coverings for Muslim inmates.

Dhimmitude: Hennepin County Sheriff Richard W. Stanek, left, and Major J.R. Storms spoke about the addition of a policy regarding Islamic head coverings for Muslim inmates.

Inmates at the Hennepin County jail will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, the Sheriff’s Office said Thursday, making it the first law enforcement agency in Minnesota to adopt such a policy.

Just a few hours after Sheriff Rich Stanek announced the change, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said it will roll out a similar policy this week.

The new policies were warmly welcomed by representatives of religious and cultural groups.

“This addresses the most fundamental of civil rights,” said Fartun Weli, executive director of Isuroon, a Somali women’s advocacy group. “It’s part of our identity.”

The trauma of an arrest can move a suspect to “seek spiritual relief, but they also have to deal with the shame of not being able to wear a head covering,” Weli said. “This is a big deal to us, but we aren’t saying somebody should receive special treatment because of their religion.”

How do you say bullshit in Somali? The punishment for breaking the law is LOSING rights, not getting special privileges at taxpayer expense.

Although both sheriff’s offices had been considering the changes for nearly a year, a compelling letter from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to Stanek last fall drove home the importance of allowing religious garb in jail, the sheriff said.

In Hennepin County, at least a couple of dozen inmates each year will be affected. When individuals wearing a head covering such as yarmulke, hijab or kufi are booked into jail, they will be taken to a private area where the clothing item will be searched and inventoried. For security reasons, the jail then will provide a replacement.

Procedures are also in place for inmates who didn’t arrive wearing a religious head covering, but want to request one.

One caveat: An inmate can receive a head covering only if he or she isn’t deemed a safety or security threat, Stanek said. If the covering is altered or used for anything other than its intended purpose, it will be taken away.

The new policy also includes booking photos. In Hennepin County, a female inmate wearing a hijab will be allowed to keep it on, but push it back off her face for the photo. In Ramsey County, a nonpublic photo without the covering will be taken for police use and another photo with the covering will be available for public use.

Outright compliance with Islamic sharia…at taxpayer expense.

The policy’s genesis

The new policy, which adheres to the constitutional and federal requirements of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, followed discussions with CAIR and experts on religion and corrections, Stanek said. His office also reviewed similar policies in California and Illinois.

Before the new policy, the Sheriff’s Office considered head covering requests from inmates case-by-case. The jail currently accommodates inmates with specific religious needs such as adhering to dietary requirements, providing religious literature and organizing religious leaders from a variety of faiths who volunteer in the jail.

Each year, more than 38,000 people are booked into Hennepin County jail and 20,000 into the Ramsey County facility. Inmates usually are struggling with a variety of issues when they land in jail, and not being able to wear a head covering can add to their problems, Weli said.

Weli has seen a jail-issued hijab, which is dark brown and made with a stretchy material. She said she was pleased with it, and that it compared well to one she might buy at a local Somali shopping mall.

Lori Saroya, executive director of CAIR, agreed, then joked she was glad they weren’t the bright orange color typically associated with jail attire.

An influential letter

Saroya said her office has heard complaints of insensitivity over head coverings at jails throughout the state.

In August 2013, a religious Muslim woman was ordered to remove her hijab and given two T-shirts to cover her head and arms, Saroya said.

The letter CAIR sent to Stanek in December detailed that incident and compared making the religious woman remove her scarf to asking a woman to take off her shirt.

“The hijab is not an accessory. Muslim women who wear the hijab sincerely believe it is a religious obligation,” the letter stated.

The letter also discussed federal and state discrimination laws, head-covering policies in other states and recommendations for the Hennepin County jail. Saroya hopes other counties will follow the lead of Hennepin and Ramsey.

Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, also hailed the change. “We appreciate the difficulty in balancing a person’s sincerely held religious beliefs and practices with the need to maintain security and decorum at the [jail],” he said.

The new policy is an opportunity to be proactive rather than reactive, Stanek said.

Proactive sharia law? Stanek and the other LEO’s should be ashamed of even meeting with the Hamas-linked, federally named unindicted co-conspirator to the largest Islamic terror financing conviction in U.S. history. They are negligent in their duty to protect Americans.

There’s a plague settling across Minnesota:

Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”

Minnesota: St. Paul Police Dept bows down, approves police-issued hijab

Minnesota: Another Somali gym attack, followed by violent home invasion

Diversity and multiculturalism alert, courtesy of Bill Clinton.

“…incidents as violent as Sunday’s are unheard of for the 20-year-old Chanhassen-based company” ~ Life Time Fitness spokesman

They’re not unheard of at nearby LA Fitness. via Back-to-back Eden Prairie attacks start with man assaulted, robbed in Life Time Fitness | Star Tribune.

A bloody ambush robbery of a Life Time Fitness member in an Eden Prairie locker room left the man badly beaten, and one of his two assailants unleashed a similar attack on a resident in a randomly chosen home in the city about an hour later, according to charges filed Tuesday.

Arrested and charged in the Sunday attack at Life Time Fitness were Dalal B. Idd, 18, of Eden Prairie, and Kamal E. Maqadin, 26, of Shakopee. Both remain jailed pending appearances Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court.

The fitness center victim was punched repeatedly Sunday afternoon by Idd and left “barely conscious” on the floor of the downstairs locker room with cuts to his face, a broken nose and eyes that were swollen shut, the complaint said.

Idd and Maqadin admitted to police that they carried out the attack, the complaint added. Club officials are piecing together how the intruders swiftly got deep inside the members-only club.

Idd also assaulted a deputy after his arrest and “is a suspect in other assault cases,” the complaint said. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson had no information on the officer’s condition.

According to the complaint and police reports regarding the first attack:

About 5:50 p.m., a man in the locker room at the Life Time Fitness on Baker Road was approached by Idd and Maqadin, whom he did not know. Idd punched the man five or six times before robbing him and fleeing in a minivan, the complaint said.

When the victim met with police, his face was bloody and he was unable to speak.

Life Time spokesman Jason Thunstrom said Tuesday that his company and police are reviewing video surveillance footage from the door to the locker room as well as from the staffed check-in area to see how the men got into the members area.

Entry for club members, guests and potential new members is allowed only at the check-in desk. The employee at the check-in area “attempted to have these people wait, and they did not,” Thunstrom said. The staffer followed security procedures and notified the rest of the staff in an effort “to find these individuals and notify authorities,” the spokesman added.

But the two “clearly did not” waste any time carrying out the attack, Thunstrom said. “They were bound and determined to commit such an act.”

While there are thefts from time to time in locker rooms at Life Time Fitness locations, Thunstrom said that incidents as violent as Sunday’s are unheard of for the 20-year-old Chanhassen-based company, which has 108 facilities in 23 states and one in Canada.

According to the complaint in the home invasion, Idd told police he chose the home in the 8000 block of Grier Lane for his second assault for no particular reason. The victim’s wife said she heard the door open to the attached garage, followed by sounds of her husband being beaten. Idd then started walking toward her and her two children, it added, but her screams sent him running.

As the woman checked on her bloodied husband and went to call 911, she again heard the garage door and the same “smacking” sounds she’d heard when her husband was first assaulted. She saw the suspect, and her screams this time sent him fleeing for good.

The man suffered many facial fractures, including to his cheek and jaw. He had no memory of the attack.

Police, acting on information from witnesses, arrested both men at the Prairie Meadows Apartments on Westwind Drive, a few blocks east of the second crime scene.


Meanwhile, at city hall:

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Minnesota: GOP endorses Somali Muslim for state house

via MNGOP Endorses Abdimalik Askar h/t Megan

The Republican Party of Minnesota is proud to announce that Abdimalik Askar is the endorsed Republican candidate running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 60B in Minneapolis. Askar is the first Somali Minnesotan to be endorsed by Republicans to run for the state legislature. 

“Abdimalik Askar is a dynamic candidate, and we are so pleased that he stepped forward to run,” said Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman, Keith Downey.  ”It is exciting for Republicans to endorse someone from the Somali community, but more importantly, he would represent his district so well. He is a very talented individual. And he stands strongly for the American Dream and the values of his community

What are the values of his community?

Askar is basing his positive message of opportunity on conservative values including better schools and school choice, small businesses, family values, and promoting diversity within our communities.

Related dhimmitude: Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”

Minneapolis City Hall declares “Hijab Day”, dhimmitude ensues

According to a Facebook post, Somali staffers that work at Minneapolis City Hall declared February 28 “Hijab Day” at City Hall and convinced the police chief and female city council reps to wear hijabs on the job.

Pictures include: Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau (who recently married her favorite female sergeant – not very hijab like), city council members Elizabeth Glidden and Lisa Bender as well as other staffers.

The Facebook page is that of one Ilhan Omar, whom reader’s might recall reportedly instigated the violent outbreak at a recent Democratic caucus meeting in Minneapolis. Somali Muslims brawl abruptly ending Democratic caucus.

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Meanwhile, the sons of hijabis in Minneapolis were busy striking terror at an LA Fitness where police responded to 147 incidents in 2013 and 24 incidents this year.

Minnesota: Somali Muslim killed girlfriend, her 13-yr old brother, mother & mother’s boyfriend

Did you hear about this quadruple murder? Neither did we. Mass shootings by Muslims are almost always ignored by the media. via Brenda Walker at VDARE.com…in 2013.

On Tuesday, Somali national Omar Mohamed Kalmio (pictured) got life in prison for a 2011 mass murder in two parts. First he shot his girlfriend, then drove across town to murder her 13-year-old brother, her mother and the mother’s boyfriend.

The killer had quite a violent rap sheet (Detention Extended for Man Tied to Murdered Minot Family, WDAZ, May 3, 2011):

Kalmio has two criminal convictions from 2006 in Minnesota. He was convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony, and sentenced to one year and one day in prison, court records show. A criminal complaint in the case said Kalmio and a group of other Somali men attacked a man in Minneapolis in January 2006, and Kalmio stabbed him three times in the back with a knife. The victim also was stabbed in the face and shoulder and suffered a collapsed lung and concussion.

A criminal background of such determined diversity made Kalmio an ideal prospect for deportation. But Somalia at that time was considered too ungoverned to accept deported thugs, so Kalmio remained in this country.

In 2011, Congressman Ted Poe became alarmed at the thousands of foreign criminals released onto American streets because their dirtbag homelands refuse to take them back. He authored a bill that would require the State Department to deny visas to embassy and consular support staff if they do not accept the criminals within 90 days. Of course the legislation went nowhere. Public safety doesn’t appear on the government’s to-do list.

And anyway, wouldn’t it make more sense to end visas and immigration entirely for any nation not accepting its criminals? We can start with Somalia.

Somali man sentenced to life in prison in 2011 killing of 4 people in North Dakota, Associated Press, April 30, 2013

MINOT, N.D. — A Somali national was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for killing the mother of his child and three other people in North Dakota two years ago.

Omar Mohamed Kalmio, 28, declined to comment following the 30-minute sentencing hearing, the Minot Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/ZxYxSA ). Judge Douglas Mattson sentenced Kalmio to four consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Kalmio was convicted of fatally shooting 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier on Jan. 28, 2011, at her Minot home. Authorities said he then killed her 13-year-old brother, Dillon Zephier; her mother Jolene Zephier, 38; and Jolene’s 22-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Longie, at the mother’s nearby mobile home. The baby girl was found unharmed in Sabrina Zephier’s home. They were members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

Why were there no calls for banning guns after any of these mass killings?

Minnesota: St. Paul Police Dept bows down, approves police-issued hijab

Assimilation is dead. Submission rules the day.

via First woman of Somali descent joins St. Paul Police Department – TwinCities.com. h/t LUTBOI

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In Somali culture, women don’t strive to become police officers, Kadra Mohamed said.

On Saturday morning, Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department, a move made possible by the department’s announcement that it has approved an option for employees to wear a police-issued hijab.

“It’s nerve-wracking in a way,” Mohamed, 21, said of being the first woman of Somali descent in the department. “I want to be a good role model for others, especially Somali women.”

Mohamed was recognized at the police’s Western District building during a graduation ceremony for youth who recently completed the East African Junior Police Academy.

Police Chief Thomas Smith said St. Paul joins at least one other department — in Washington, D.C. — as the only departments in the U.S. to allow the hijab, a head scarf worn in public by some Muslim women.

A senior studying criminal justice at St. Cloud State University and a St. Paul Central High School graduate, Mohamed said she contacted St. Paul police a few months ago to learn about becoming an officer. She said she expressed concerns over not being able to wear a hijab on duty. In Islam, females may wear the hijab as a form of modesty and cultural identity, and Mohamed wears it as part of her daily dress.

The Twin Cities have the nation’s largest Somali-American population. Garaad Sahal was St. Paul’s first — and only — Somali-American police officer, joining in late 2012.

Born in Kenya, Mohamed grew up and lives part-time in St. Paul’s West Side with her mother, who fled the ongoing civil war in Somalia and lived in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the U.S. with her daughter.

Mohamed said she is planning to enroll in a police academy to receive officer training after she graduates from St. Cloud State in May. After that, she said, she will apply to become an officer.

Some of her tasks as a liaison officer include assisting officers in criminal investigations and extending outreach within the Somali community to bridge cultural gaps, she said.

“She’s going to be a trendsetter,” Smith said.

As part of the police department’s commitment to establishing and bolstering relationships within the Twin Cities’ Somali community, 23 children and young adults, most of whom have East African origins, were recognized at the graduation ceremony for completing the monthlong junior police academy. Forty had signed up for the program, and 12 were absent at Saturday’s ceremony.

The St. Paul Police Department regularly holds citizen academies, including those for youth, but this was the first one geared toward East African youth.

Code language for Muslim youth. Like Obama’s black-youth only Brothers Keeper wealth redistribution scheme, academies for non-Muslim Minnesotan’s aren’t regularly held or reported on.

Proud dhimmi’s were quick to post it on Twitter:

Chief Smith pins the Community Liaison Officer badge on Kadra Mohamed.

Chief Smith pins the Community Liaison Officer badge on Kadra Mohamed.

As St. Paul burns.

This is the same PD that got $670K in taxpayer funds to keep Muslim youth from jihad and organized sharia swim time for Muslims and taxied Muslims to and fro…on the taxpayers dime.

Minnesota: The Al-Shabaab Connection to Jan 1 Building Explosion

Gates of Vienna doing what media and law enforcement fail to do.

The Al-Shabaab Connection

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The day after last month’s explosion and fire at 514 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis, an FBI agent named Greg Boosalis reassured Minnesotans that there was no evidence of terrorist activity in connection with the devastating explosion.

I wondered at the time — and still wonder — how the FBI could be so certain less than forty-eight hours after the blast that no terrorism was involved. The immediate neighborhood of the demolished building is a known hotbed of terrorist activity, and is especially notorious for the recruitment of mujahideen and funds for the jihad being waged by al-Shabaab in Somalia.

As it turns out, the FBI was absolutely derelict in ruling out a terrorist connection with 514 Cedar Avenue South. Our Minnesota correspondent Henrietta has examined property and business license records for the city of Minneapolis, and found a clear trail leading from the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque to the destroyed building, and from there to a pair of convicted money-launderers for al-Shabaab.

Read it all.

Minnesota: Somali Muslims brawl abruptly ending Democratic caucus

Immigration and diversity alert. via Fight abruptly ends Cedar-Riverside caucus.

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A heavily attended caucus in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood ended abruptly Tuesday night after an altercation between activists.

About 300 people, nearly all of them Somali-American, attended the event at the Brian Coyle Center. Most of them were there to support Mohamud Noor, who is challenging Rep. Phyllis Kahn for a seat in the Minnesota House.

The altercation over who would chair the event took place before any delegates were elected. Two women outside the meeting said that an aide for council member Andrew Johnson, Ilham Omar, was attacked.

“She was attacked,” Johnson confirmed in an interview. “She’s got some bruises and cuts but she’s going to be fine.”

Police escorting people outside said that no one was arrested.

“There was an argument about who was controlling the meeting, as far as I could tell,” said Park Board commissioner Scott Vreeland, who tried to break up the fight. “And then there was kind of a rush forward of folks that wanted something different.”

A handful of police quickly started dispersing the crowd, telling people to leave the building. The event, which began around 7 p.m., was over by 7:40 p.m.

It appears the two people running to chair the meeting were Mohamed Jama and Zamzam Ali. “I’m speechless,” Ali said outside the gymnasium.

Corey Day, executive director of the DFL, said the precinct elects 44 delegates out of about 700 in the House district.

“I have no clue exactly why this transpired,” Day told reporters after the room had cleared. “I’m just as shocked as you guys. I really just want to talk to the folks at the party and figure out how we’re going to resolve this.”

More. The brawl was apparently escalating for days, incited by a Somali Muslim who then cried victim:

Ilhan was an active participant in the hostile environment that occurred that night and was responsible for inciting conflict in the days leading up to the caucus. Prior to the fight, she engaged in a tat-for-tat exchange on Facebook that essentially materialized into a physical altercation between Noor supporters and Kahn supporters on the night of the caucus. Among her posts include taunting lyrics and the following tribal reference: “We ruled kingdoms made you our servants, it’s only with honor you claim to be one of us.” She has since deleted many of these statements.

Ilhan is not from the cedar-riverside neighborhood; in fact, she lives in Ward 2. Her role at the caucus was to monitor the process to ensure fairness and provide translation services as necessary. The role specifically called for someone who is neutral on the race prior to the DFL endorsement. It is a well-established fact in the Somali-American community that Ilhan was heavily campaigning for Noor, leaving many on the other side wondering how the process could be fair when the monitor herself was compromised. Her ties to Noor are deep. Not only are they co-founders of the New American Political Action Committee, but after becoming Executive Director of the Confederation of the Somali Community, Noor appointed Ilhan Omar to serve on his board. None of these relationships are problematic in and of themselves, but it’s hard to believe Ilhan when she insinuates that she was an unbiased party official at the caucus that evening. Many were also upset that she spoke with a classist tone — saying that the many low-income people in the neighborhood were “sloppy” and “uneducated” and thus needing her political guidance.

Video of the chaos here.

Corey Day, by the way, is hard core:

…served as a Director on the Obama for America campaign in Florida, worked for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Los Angeles, and was the Minnesota state field director in 2004 for the Kerry for President campaign.

A Tale of Two Mustafa’s in America

via Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance | Religion News Service.

Viewers watching the American Football Conference championship game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots earlier this month may have seen a Best Buy commercial for a Sharp 60-inch television that seemed ordinary, but in one way was extraordinary.

The ad shows a young, clean-shaven salesman named Mustafa talking about the television, advising customers and relaxing at home watching movies and football with his friends.

“I’m never going to get these guys out of here,” he jokes to his girlfriend at the end. [note the scarf suggesting the girlfriend is a pious Muslim]

While the commercial never identifies Mustafa as a Muslim, many might assume that given his name, a diminutive for Muhammad. For viewers used to seeing negative images of Muslims on television, the commercial was a rare exception.

“He has all the right stuff,” said Timothy de Waal Malefyt, a longtime advertising executive who now teaches at Fordham University in New York. “He has a girlfriend. He has Anglo friends. And he’s watching ‘Despicable Me’ and football. It’s very American.”

Muslims in commercials are still rare, but that could be changing as the acceptance of Muslims accelerates across America.

Is Best Buy being influenced or advised by terror-linked Muslim groups? Keep in mind that Best Buy sponsored Hamas-linked CAIR’s annual banquet. When questioned about it, Best Buy Affirmed its Support for the Hamas front group. The terror-linked group even went so far as to threaten a survey website for hosting a petition against Best Buy but their legal jihad failed when the facts were proven true. One has to wonder if Mustafa supports CAIR, Hamas or other terror groups.

And now another Mustafa – one you probably won’t hear about in the regressive media outside Baltimore, via Bare Naked Islam: Suspect arrested for a brutal brick attack that fractured the skull of Baltimore Sun editor

Mustafa is the primary transliteration of the Arabic given name, Arabic: مصطفى‎, Muṣṭafā. The name is an epithet of Muhammad that means, The Chosen One. It is a very common male given name, throughout the Muslim world.

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Wisconsin: Somali gang wars spread from Minneapolis

Not so pious Muslims drinking alcohol and shooting rival Somali’s. via Police say Hudson shooting gang-related. h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Investigators say the weekend shootings of three men at a Hudson liquor store involved members of rival gangs from Minneapolis. Saint Croix County prosecutors filed a total of 30 felony charges Tuesday against 22-year-old Guled Abdi and 26-year-old Ahmed Hirsi. Both men remain in the Hennepin County jail awaiting extradition to Wisconsin, where they will each face six charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, six counts of reckless endangerment, and three counts of reckless injury.

The shootings occurred Sunday morning outside Spirit Seller Liquor in downtown Hudson. Investigators said six members of the Somali Outlaws gang were partying Saturday night, and drove their SUV to Hudson in the morning because liquor stores in Minnesota are closed on Sundays. Two people went in the store to buy the liquor, but their credit card was rejected. Outside, two men in a car approached and offered the group alcohol and cigarettes.

Coincidence? Or does this sound like a possible illegal SNAP/liquor/cigarette operation might be a possibility?

A derogatory remark was apparently said during the exchange, and shots were fired at all six in the SUV. Three were wounded and one woman, 28-year-old Fartun Aidid, remained in critical condition at last word at a Saint Paul hospital.

Thanks to Bill Clinton, Catholic Charities and all those who continue to bring Somali Muslims into the U.S.

See how Islam is creeping in Wisconsin here.

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Minnesota: Sentencing delayed for Muslim who lied about Somali terror cash

via Sentencing put off for woman who lied about Somali terror cash – TwinCities.com.

A woman who admitted she lied for the terror group al-Shabaab will have to wait until April to learn her punishment.

Saynab Abdirashid Hussein, a former Minneapolis woman studying nursing in Tennessee, was to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court on a single count of perjury. But midway through the hearing, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis put off handing down a sentence.

The reason: He wants her lawyers and prosecutors to provide legal briefs explaining whether they think the conviction and sentence will result in her deportation.

Her new sentencing date is April 29.

Hussein was born in Somalia and was a year old when her parents fled the turmoil engulfing the African country. They spent nine years in a Kenyan refugee camp before they were allowed entry into the U.S.

After the hearing, prosecutors didn’t say what their position would be regarding deportation, and defense attorneys declined comment. Neither would comment on what her immigration status is, but court documents suggest she is a lawful permanent resident.

Ruslan Bocancea, a Minneapolis attorney specializing in immigration law, said that because Hussein pleaded guilty to an aggravated felony involving honesty — in which prosecutors are seeking a sentence of at least two years — the woman could be deported.

“When there’s an element of fraud involved, like lying, Immigration is not forgiving at all,” Bocancea said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Once your sentence is one year or higher, the government can deport you, assuming you are a permanent resident.”

Bocancea is vice chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section. He has no connection to Hussein’s case.

A permanent resident facing deportation can ask to stay, and among the reasons they can cite is that they are married to a U.S. citizen, Bocancea said. Hussein got married this month, but neither side said whether the groom, who was in court, is a citizen.

Hussein was charged in August with lying to a federal grand jury investigating the exodus of young Somali men from the Twin Cities to Somalia. They took up arms for al-Shabaab; some died in suicide bombings, some remain in the country and others soured on guerilla war and returned to the U.S. to face charges.

She was called before the grand jury in June 2009. Hussein, then 19, testified that she didn’t know anybody who had raised money to help the men the FBI call “the travelers.” She also claimed she knew nothing of the alleged conspiracy.

Emails seized by the government showed she’d been corresponding with the son of a woman who ran a safehouse in the Somali coastal city of Merca. The house is where many of the Twin Cities men wound up after they arrived in the Somalia.

Later, she acknowledged she raised $1,300 so one of the men could go to Somalia.

Although Davis put off sentencing Hussein, he did rule that the so-called “terrorism enhancement” under the federal sentencing guidelines applied to her. Although the provision can add years to a defendant’s sentence, Hussein’s perjury charge carries a five-year maximum sentence.

Defense attorney Dulce Foster argued that the enhancement shouldn’t apply, telling Davis that Hussein never intended to support terrorism. The woman, she said, “had been told Ethiopian troops had been raping women” and murdering children.

“Saynab Hussein is not a radical extremist,” Foster told the judge. “She was a teenager who naively got caught up … in what she thought was a just cause.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney LeeAnn Bell disagreed, telling Davis that Hussein’s lies to the grand jury were meant to hide “a conspiracy to commit murder, and she was well aware of that fact.”

Hence deportation is a win-win: ridding the U.S. of a Muslim Guilty of Lying About Funding Jihadis and allows her to aid the jihad up close and personally.

Minneapolis: FBI, ATF Now Investigating Fatal Building Explosion

Next to a mosque. In a neighborhood “where Islamic terrorists congregate”. Coinciding with New Year’s Day bombings in the motherland of this Muslim diaspora. Nothing to investigate here (not after most of the evidence has been hauled away).

via FBI, ATF Now Investigating Fatal Mpls. Building Explosion | KSTP TV – Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Two federal agencies are now assisting in the investigation of the fatal Cedar-Riverside explosion and fire that happened on New Year’s Day. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are now involved in the investigation.

One person is dead, at least one person is unaccounted for and fourteen people have been hospitalized after the building explosion and fire in Minneapolis on Wednesday. Fire crews responded to the report of the explosion around 8 a.m. on the 500 block of Cedar Avenue.

A victim’s body was found in the structure on Cedar Avenue Thursday afternoon and has been turned over to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. One of the 14 hospitalized victims has not been identified.

It is fairly routine for the ATF to help in a case like this, especially because of the size of the incident, the death of at least one person, and the location of a nearby mosque.

The ATF has forensic experts that will assist local investigators in determining the cause of the blast and fire. Right now, investigators are leaning toward a natural gas problem but have not confirmed that yet.

If it is not a natural occurrence, or accident, the FBI is interested in knowing what people might be connected to the explosion and subsequent fire.

St. Paul Fire Department Investigator Jamie Novak tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, “It is a little bit unusual for the FBI to arrive at the scene of a fire, but given where this happened, so close to a mosque, it makes sense for them to investigate everything connected to it so they can rule out criminal activity.”

“This blast has similar characteristics to a natural gas explosion, and I am sure that is where the investigation is centered right now,” Novak said.

One high-level law enforcement official tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the head of the FBI Office in Minnesota has contacted local authorities and told them that, right now, there does not appear to be any suspicious, or nefarious, behavior connected to the explosion and fire.

That same law enforcement official says the FBI is checking the backgrounds of the people who live in the apartments, the property owners, and others connected to those people to rule out the possibility of criminal intent. But, that same official says that is just a preliminary finding and things could change “in a day, a week or several weeks.”

Gates of Vienna asks some pertinent questions in Applying Occam’s Razor.

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