MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Somalis in Minnesota are expected to show support for the new prime minister of their homeland.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was formally approved as Somalia’s new prime minister last month. He is currently on sabbatical from his job as an associate professor of economics at Niagara University in New York.

Those who support Ali’s leadership will gather at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Event organizers say they want to show their trust in Ali, and endorse good governance and rule of law.

Ali is expected to speak to the crowd by conference call. The Harvard-educated Somali-American told the AP last week that fighting corruption and defeating al-Shabab militants will be his top priorities.

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the United States.

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Comments (11)
  1. albert says:

    Once again, you guys are blaming the wrong people. Blame the damn pie-eyed churches who sponsored them then dumped them onto the welfare system.

    1. Mark from Minnesota Tax Waste says:

      Albert? Don’t know much about politics do you?

  2. Kevin says:

    I dont care who is to blame! THEY ALL NEED TO GO BACK TO THEIR HOME….

    1. mnmaid says:

      That would be nice….se ya !!!

  3. keel says:

    Yup…what they said…

  4. 'CCO Skinhead says:

    This is awesome! Most websites, other than StormFront or Chimpout or other overtly white-power racist websites, won’t let you post these kinds of comments. Way to go ‘CCO! White Power!!!!!!1!!one!!

  5. mark from Minnetonka says:

    Go home we don’t want you here!

  6. Brian says:

    Yes please go home NOW if you support the new leadership support them from there not here!

  7. trl the alligator says:

    i agree….now they can all repatriate themselves and go back to their wonderful country and support their new man and his leadership……

  8. Kevin says:

    Fed Up!!!! I worship you!!! Please run for office!!!!

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