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Mpls. Working To Make Sure Kahn-Noor Race Goes Smoothly

On Primary Election Day, there’s a Minneapolis race for the statehouse that’s had shoving matches, fist fights and claims of voter intimidation. That’s why the city is doing something it has never done before. Sergeants-at-arms have been assigned at polling places in key precincts to make sure there are no problems.

08/12/2014

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Slain Somali Lawmaker Had Strong MN Ties

Minneapolis’ Somali-American community is asking the state department for a full investigation into the assassination of a well-known lawmaker from Minnesota. Saado Ali Warsame was gunned down on a main street in Mogadishu Wednesday. Her driver was also killed.

07/23/2014

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MN Actors Bask In Glow Of ‘Captain Phillips’ Premiere

When Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota learned they had won major roles in a new Tom Hanks movie, they tore off their clothes and jumped into the Pacific Ocean.

10/10/2013

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Minn. Somali: Resources Needed To Stop Recruiting

A member of a Somali-American youth group in Minnesota says the federal government should fund programs to prevent youth from being recruited into terrorist groups. Mohamed Farah is president of Ka Joog, a Somali youth group in Minnesota.

10/03/2013

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Somali Community Rallies, Condemns Al-Shabaab Terrorists’ Recruiting

Local Somali leader Abdirizak Bihi will lead an anti-al-Shabaab rally at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, sharing the Somali community’s detest for the terrorist group that preys on, and recruits young Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.

09/27/2013

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Kenyan Gov’t: 2 Somali-Minnesotans Involved In Mall Attack

In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamad told Margaret Warner about the Minnesota connection with attackers involved in the Kenyan mall attack. Mohamad confirmed that “two or three Americans” and “one Brit” were involved. “From the information we have, [they] are young men about…between maybe 18 and 19…of Somali origin or Arab origin,” Mohamad said. “[They] lived in the U.S. in Minnesota and one other place.” Members of the Twin Cities’ Somali-American community were already concerned when unconfirmed reports of attackers being from Minnesota surfaced on Sunday.

09/23/2013

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Somali Community Leaders Respond To Terror Recruitment Video

The Somali community in Minnesota is doing everything it can to stop terror groups from recruiting men from the Twin Cities.

08/09/2013

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FBI: Al-Shabaab Released Video To Recruit Minn. Men For Jihad

It’s well documented that foreign terror groups have been working to bring in new recruits. In fact, more than two-dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have already been lured to training camps overseas, mostly in Somalia.

08/08/2013

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School, Community Aim To Quell South High Racial Issues

Students involved in a violent food fight at Minneapolis South High School could face criminal charges.

02/15/2013

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More Minnesotan Somalis Recruited Into Terror

A leader in the Somali community confirmed that Omar Farah is the latest young man to be recruited into Al-Shabaab – the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda.

09/22/2012

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Somali May Live In Ohio Pending Terror Sentencing

A Somali-American who pleaded guilty to a terror charge in Minnesota will be allowed to live in Ohio with his wife and child pending sentencing.

02/15/2012

Amina Farah Ali, Hawo Mohamed Hassan

Esme’s Blog: Justice For Somali-Americans

Late this week, as the verdicts in the terror trial of two Somali- American women were announced, a hundred of their supporters gathered outside the Federal Courthouse.

10/22/2011

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