Minneapolis: Muslims riot, attack cops during protest of HBO series on jihad recruitment

Religion of disturbing the peace. Courtesy of the Cliton’s.

Source: Protests break out in Minneapolis over HBO production | Minnesota Public Radio News  h/t Bare Naked

Rapper and singer K’naan faced a hostile reception from dozens of Somali-American protesters on Saturday at a block party in Minneapolis. He had just begun performing on a stage on Cedar Avenue, the beating pulse of the East African community, when demonstrators essentially shut him down.

The source of their hurt is K’naan’s latest project, an HBO series that several media reports have described as a drama about jihadi recruitment set in Minnesota, which also involves director Kathryn Bigelow.

“Him being a Somali, I would expect more of him,” said Filsan Ibrahim, 27, one of the organizers of the protest. “He has such a big platform. He could use his name and celebrity to change that narrative and say, ‘There’s more to us.'”

On Saturday, Ibrahim donned a purple scarf and grabbed a bullhorn to describe to the crowd what she anticipated from the cable TV show. “It’s going to be talking about how the Somali kids in Cedar are terrorists!” she cried.

K’naan left the stage before making a comment about “ignorant” people.

On Twitter, some pressed him to be more transparent about the project.

“There’s only so much one could talk about, when the work is yet to be made,” he responded.

K’naan is teaming up with Bigelow, director of “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker.” At one point, the working title of the series was reportedly “The Recruiters.”

On Saturday, a number of Minneapolis police were working off-duty to secure the event. Ibrahim, the activist, said some officers began pushing the demonstrators.

Mohamed said he observed some individuals in the crowd throw items at police, including a football and what looked to be a glass bottle. Officers sprayed a chemical irritant, sending people to flush their eyes with containers of milk.

Minneapolis police Sgt. Catherine Michal said some also hurled rocks and a chair at officers. A Metro Transit police officer was hit in the head with an unknown object and was treated and released at a nearby hospital before finishing his shift, said the agency’s spokesman Drew Kerr.

By the end of the day, Minneapolis police arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of riot. As of late Monday, which was the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the woman was being held at the Hennepin County jail. She could face gross misdemeanor charges on Tuesday.

Abdi Mohamed, a 22-year-old from St. Paul, came to document the performance and demonstration. After Mohamed sent K’naan a video link to the chaos that ensued — including tense skirmishes between police and demonstrators — the musician replied in a series of direct messages on Twitter.

“K’naan told me he wanted to show the more humane side of Somalis,” Mohamed said. “He said these narratives are already out there — people are already trying to push a blanket image of Somalis, a one-dimensional image.”

The artist assured Mohamed he wanted to depict the community “as they are — as mothers, fathers, as students.”

On the other hand, Mohamed said, Somali-Americans are simply exhausted of seeing themselves on screen.

“Whether it’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ or ‘Captain Phillips,’ there’s always this kind of imagery as Somalis and Muslims being the bad guy in a Hollywood blockbuster,” he said.

Rioting in Minnesota and attacking the police in opposition to shedding a light on Muslim terrorists in your midst is not only more bad guy imagery – it’s your violent reality.

The HBO show should whitewash and excuse it all away though.

PS: What MPR called a protest, that resulted in rioting charges, happened back in September.

19 thoughts on “Minneapolis: Muslims riot, attack cops during protest of HBO series on jihad recruitment

  1. “Somali-Americans are simply exhausted of seeing themselves on screen.” That makes two of us, except we’re just exhausted SEEING them, period. :::deport!!:::

  2. ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION…IT IS A CULT & IT IS EVIL,,, & IT IS VIOLENT… It teaches it’s followers to lie, cheat, steal, rape,,, torture & murder in the name if Isalm. .. It is from the 800 A D & it has never changed,,,, it never will,,, it is banned BY OUR CONSTITUTION FOR IT ADVOCATES THE OVERTHROW OF OUR GOVERNMENT. iT IS BEING TAUGHT IN SOMEOF OUR SCHOOLS,WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW… the muslims that follow the Shaira law & the Quran are working against this country & our Constitution…It should NEVER BE ALLOWED TO BE PART OF THIS COUNTRY.. dO YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO BE FORCED TO LEARN ISLAM???? THAT IS THE GOAL OF ISALM. Do not vote for Hillary for she is for open borders & 550,000 more Muslims to be here in 5 years of less…

  3. right, islam is NOT a religion; it is a barbaric method of control on ALL segments of your life; women get the worst end of everything; remember honor killings and more.
    send the mfers back; would be cheaper than feeding and housing them rest of their lives as they will NEVER be productive other than producing more cretins for us to feed

  4. Sort of proves the point . Attack , attack , like the mindless robots.
    Don’t like something , go to attack, attack…and so on.

  5. Muslim societies are not tolerant because their holy book is not tolerant. It repeatedly talks negatively about unbelievers, and Christians and Jews who Muslims believe to be in a false faith. It’s no wonder they view the world with hatred and distrust!

  6. When Muslims form a small minority of a population, the message of Islam is “peace and tolerance” (Stealth Jihad). As numbers rise, so do complaints, as well as retaliatory attacks for perceived affronts (Defensive Jihad). When Muslims eventually establish a majority, all non-Muslims are violently subjugated (Offensive Jihad).

  7. In the 1950s, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a
    “Shoot to Kill” Order when the Mexicans started acting like this! Needless to say, after just a few fatalities, they started acting civil again! History repeats itself!

  8. It is time that our government protected it’s CITIZENS instead of it’s INVADERS.

    islam is incompatible with the civilized world and must be eliminated!

  9. Yeah, I could see where the Somali community of Minneapolis would have a problem with HBO show on Islamic terrorist recruitment, what with all the Christian and Jewish and Hindu terrorist recruitment sites and activity. Oh wait, the only openly terrorist recruitment activity is Islamic: Islam, the religion of peace…after they kill everyone who isn’t a devout Muslim, that is.

  10. Pingback: Minneapolis Muslim RIOT After TV Show Exposes Islam’s True Colors – Compatriot News

  11. Pingback: Minneapolis: Muslims Riot, Throw Rocks at Police in Rage Over HBO Series on Jihad Recruitment | mas ponci

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