FBI raids Minneapolis cash-transfer shops in Somali community

posted at 9:31 am on April 9, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

The FBI raided three money-transfer shops in the Somali community here last night, apparently as part of an investigation into connections to terrorism.  As many as 20 men have gone missing from the local immigrant community, and one conducted a suicide bombing last November.  The FBI wants to know what happened to them, and maybe they’ve decided to follow the money (via Michelle):

Federal agents raided three Minneapolis money transfer businesses that mainly serve the Somali community Wednesday, seeking records of financial transactions to several African and Middle East countries. …

The businesses are Qaran Express and Aaran Financial, both in the Karmel Mall, near W. Lake Street and Pillsbury Avenue S., and North American Money Transfer Inc., also known as Mustaqbal Express, at the Village Market Mall, at E. 24th Street and Chicago Avenue S.

While it’s not clear that the raid was directly connected to a continuing federal investigation into the possible link between terrorist groups and the disappearances of seven to 20 young Somali men in the Twin Cities over the past two years, it appears to be part of an effort since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to crack down on financial connections to terrorist networks and operations overseas.

The federal government had shut these businesses down before, just after 9/11.  The government never indicted them for providing support to terrorists, and eventually they went back to business, facilitating transfers of cash between immigrants here and family members back in Somali and other nations.  With the sudden disappearance of young men, most if not all of whom attended the same mosque, the FBI has taken an interest again in these cash-transfer companies to see whether they can track the men, and the cash, to terrorist networks.

An advocate from the Somali Justice Advocacy Center advised local immigrants not to panic, and that they had been vindicated before.  I’d say they need to worry more about the Abubakar Islamic Center and what happened to almost two dozen of their young men than about how to send cash back to Somalia at this point.


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Is Senator Franken aware of this racist behaviour on the part of the FBI??

Tim Zank on April 9, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Psssst…… they’re in Keith Ellison’s district…. just saying…. and I’d never think he knew anything… oh no….( sarc)

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Visit. Join:

http://www.actforamerica.com

Time to act folks. Let’s roll.

ex-Democrat on April 9, 2009 at 9:38 AM

wonder if they all joined ash-shabaab

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Pirate funding operation … ?

tarpon on April 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Except for wonderful Michele Bachmann, Minnesota really is a cesspool, isn’t it??

stenwin77 on April 9, 2009 at 9:42 AM

These men are not terrorists! They are “misguided males who happen to be Muslim, desiring to enter paradise and take advantage of 72 virgin ewes.” Remember, TERRORISM is a word we no longer use. Those who do are RACISTS.

sdd on April 9, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Bad week for Somalis.

mankai on April 9, 2009 at 9:43 AM

This is beyond scary. Shortly, we’re going to start to see an onslaught of coordinated suicide bomb attacks by these animals. Not just in large cities, but in Heartland America.

Remember how the DC sniper effected that area? People didn’t want to go out of their homes. It will be that times a thousand, not just in one area, but in every area of the country, urban AND rural.

I’m sick of this. And I’m not convinced that after these kind of attacks, America will wake up even then. They’ll look to government to save them like lambs being led to the slaughter.

ErinF on April 9, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Those who do are RACISTS.

Then I’m RACIST! And I say send every last effing one of them back to Africa. Throw em on a ship and get em on out of here. And send obama with them.

ErinF on April 9, 2009 at 9:46 AM

stenwin

why do you think I keep my pants legs rolled up ala Joe Paterno style. Being a conservative here in MN is tough, I’ll admit, but you can’t say we aren’t busy and not on guard….

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Bad week for Somalis.

And it will be a bad year for Americans. Mark my words.

ErinF on April 9, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Well, we are going to finally get to the bottom of this, Obama will see to that.
What right do we have investigating these guys, did we use wire-taps, how about that awful “Security Act” that Pelosi and Obama have been so upset about?
We have got to stop the unwarranted investigation into suspected terrorists foreign businesses.
Yeah, Obama will make sure the proper people are prosecuted, these poor Somali’s have come here to be free, not harassed.

right2bright on April 9, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Maybe the FBI can raid the “mosque” rooms at our community colleges too; if you want to find people who don’t have the best interests of America in mind, you will find some there.

Remember this: That pending immigration bill won’t just help Mexicans to come streaming in.

Bishop on April 9, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Bishop on April 9, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Bingo.

The MSA on my campus is finely entrenched with them.

Here:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/023239.php

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Yet another example of how Islamic culture adds to Western society.

CarolynM on April 9, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Hawala

todler on April 9, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Spencer is kind of on the fringe of being a lunatic I think.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:14 AM

stenwin

why do you think I keep my pants legs rolled up ala Joe Paterno style. Being a conservative here in MN is tough, I’ll admit, but you can’t say we aren’t busy and not on guard….

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 9:46 AM

My spouse is one of those mild-mannered Minnesota Norwegians. Great people. They just don’t fight back. (Yeah, sure, you betcha.)

stenwin77 on April 9, 2009 at 10:17 AM

Spencer is kind of on the fringe of being a lunatic I think.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Care to explain?

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Why don’t we consider that right now this is just an investigation, no one’s been convicted of anything and saying we ought to ship them ALL back to Africa is ridiculous. Like he said, they’ve been investigated before. I think Ed is right, we need to be more concerned about what happened to those missing young men. The situation in Somalia is heartbreaking. Terror has reduced that country to a failed state and the ones who suffer the most? Women and children forced to flee their homes and live in refugee camps. And for what?

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:20 AM

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:20 AM

I know, let’s let every citizen of all failed states worldwide into MN! What could go wrong? They prolly have a right to come here anyways. And when MN becomes the next Somalia, it would be a lot easier to deal with, like, we could just move them all to WI next.

Akzed on April 9, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Spencer is kind of on the fringe of being a lunatic I think.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Care to explain?

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Well, that’s probably for another post. I think he started out with a noble cause was trying to be informative, and now he’s like a conspiracy theorist. Just my opinion. I think Glenn Beck is heading that direction too, but what do I know.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Typical… anytime someone tells the truth about Islam or liberalism or collectivism they’re on the fringe of being a lunatic… wellllll BS… Robert Spencer is a hero of the highest caliber. I’ve a better idea about Somalia… crush the Islamic fundamentalists there. I’m not too concerned about those “men” they went of their own volition.

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Somalis.

They’re brutal. It is no coincidence that pirates boarding ships are also Somalis.

drjohn on April 9, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Akzed on April 9, 2009 at 10:25 AM

I’m certainly not advocating that. What I am saying is a lot of them seek a better life here because there is no hope in their country. And sure, a bunch of them are a threat and that’s why I say pay attention to the missing men. FIND the missing men. But to label them ALL as a threat is a stretch.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:31 AM

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM

It’s a bit frightening what is happened in Africa.

The Algerian Salafist Group for Prayer and Combat joined forces with al-Qa’eda to form the Islamic Committee in the Maghreb, in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.

Egypt has al-Qa’eda running around there.

Then there is the National Islamic Front and Janjaweed in Sudan, and Ash-Shabaab and al-Qa’eda in Somalia and Ethiopia.

When will the whole damn continent be embroiled?

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Why hasn’t the Somali gang shooting in Lakeville, MN of that House Party, last week, been given wider coverage?

Even here at HA it’s been ignored.

Seems to me that this might have something to do with the FBI raids?

We’ve covered that at Libertarian Republican. But not many others on the Right seem to be making the connection.

Eric, Pub. LR blog

ericdondero on April 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Why don’t we consider that right now this is just an investigation, no one’s been convicted of anything and saying we ought to ship them ALL back to Africa is ridiculous.

Shipping them back to the Paradise from which we should learn how to run this American village is ridiculous? We’d be doing them a favor!

mankai on April 9, 2009 at 10:33 AM

stenwin77 on April 9, 2009 at 10:17 AM

John Kline
http://kline.house.gov/

25 years in the Marines
Flew Marine One
Carried the Nuclear Football
etc etc

strictnein on April 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM

blantant blue

It’s called “stealth” jihad and it’s typical….. all one need do is go back to the time of Saladin and even earlier. Charles Martel had the right idea. Thomas Jefferson had the right idea… the regime in D.C. and blind populace of today? not so helpful, are they?

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 10:39 AM

I’m not too concerned about those “men” they went of their own volition.

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM

The concern for the men is not their welfare, but their mission. I was a Spencer fan right after 9/11, and he’s right about a lot of things, but he’s just gone too far IMHO.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:41 AM

SOMALI HOUSE SHOOTING – MINNEAPOLIS SUBURB

Just to bring HA readers up to speed, last week four Somali gunman stormed into an Invite-Only House Party hosted by Americans, and shot up 7 people. They sprayed gunfired by an automatic weapon all over the House. They were arrested a half hour later by Lakeville Police, drunk, and denying any participation in the shooting.

The incident was reported only in the local Pionneer Press newspaper, and a brief mention in the Minn. Star-Tribune and other Minnesota papers.

ONLY! the Pioneer Press listed the names of the perpetrators, which were clearly Muslim. The others avoided listing the names.

One had to dig deep in local Blog reports to uncover that they were Somali immigrants.

ericdondero on April 9, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Visit. Join:

http://www.actforamerica.com

Time to act folks. Let’s roll.

ex-Democrat on April 9, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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“Tens of thousands of Islamic militants now reside in America, operating in sleeper cells, attending our colleges and universities, even infiltrating our government.” -actforamerica.com

This is a profoundly ludicrous claim.

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Ash-Shabaab and al-Qa’eda in Somalia and Ethiopia.

Bingo. Huge threat. And a group of missing men from the area should be considered a possible threat. Al Qaeda could take over the Horn of Africa if we’re not careful. Now I sound like a conspiracy theorist, ha.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:48 AM

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Oh I know, Stealth Jihad was a great read

This is a profoundly ludicrous claim.

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Maybe they aren’t in “sleeper cells,” but if you think there aren’t thousands of Muslims here trying to subvert Judeo-Christian Western civ, you’re crazy.

CAIR, ISNA, and other “Islamic groups” are taking part in the grand subversion of this country.

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Bingo. Huge threat. And a group of missing men from the area should be considered a possible threat. Al Qaeda could take over the Horn of Africa if we’re not careful. Now I sound like a conspiracy theorist, ha.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:48 AM

No doubt, I think the Horn will fall to them soon.

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM

“Tens of thousands of Islamic militants now reside in America, operating in sleeper cells, attending our colleges and universities, even infiltrating our government.” -actforamerica.com

That’s a stretch.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM

CAIR, ISNA, and other “Islamic groups” are taking part in the grand subversion of this country.

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM

All one needs to do is read a book like Stealth Jihad, an impeccably researched book that explains how we are being subverted, not through violence, but through legislation, lobbyist groups, and social pressures put on by Muslim groups and their members in America

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM

No doubt, I think the Horn will fall to them soon.

blatantblue on April 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Unfortunately you could be right. Scholars have been warning about the area for years, but it doesn’t seem that the U.S. takes it seriously. Then again, what can we do? Take the troops to Somalia?

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM

“Tens of thousands of Islamic militants now reside in America, operating in sleeper cells, attending our colleges and universities, even infiltrating our government.” -actforamerica.com

That’s a stretch.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM
——
Why do you hate America?

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

scalleywag…. well, we tried that with Clinton in command… If we do it again, it needs to be a Schwarzkopf level action. I wonder if the present leadership has the stomach for that, I think not, regretfully.

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM

This smacks of retalliation for thos pirates seizing the american ship. This is more than a coincidence. Notify the lefty blogs. When will this racism end. can’t we…can’t we just all get along ;>)

kanda on April 9, 2009 at 11:13 AM

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-shadow_war2nov24,0,4720127.story

Here’s a good story on the situation.

Why do you hate America?

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

You’re kidding, right?

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM

MNDavenotPC on April 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Well, no, nobody wants a repeat of Black Hawk, but what we’re doing now isn’t working. The Ethiopians made some progress, but they went home and now the terrorists are stronger than ever.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:18 AM

This is a profoundly ludicrous claim.
DRywall on April 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Because…

Akzed on April 9, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Why do you hate America?

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

You’re kidding, right?

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM
—–
Yes. Yes I am. There are lots of other yuk yuk’s on that loony site.

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 11:21 AM

This is a profoundly ludicrous claim.
DRywall on April 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Because…

Akzed on April 9, 2009 at 11:18 AM
——
You don’t think “tens of thousands” is hilariously paranoid?

Change it to a couple of dozen and I’ll buy it.

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Shortage of women at party, pull out gun and shoot
Posted by acorcoran on April 8, 2009

Yes, that is how three Somali men (former refugees*) reacted to their disappointment at finding not enough women at a party in a Minneapolis suburb a couple of weeks ago. We first told you about the story here, but now more details on the charges are coming to light. The question is does this story go in our Somali category and cross-referenced in our mentally deranged immigrant category? Well, actually we have neither category, but am sorry we don’t the way things are going.

They arrived to party but didn’t see enough girls, so they demanded their money back. [Edit: I'm not hip to parties, but this strikes me as strange, charging for a party, what kind of party was this?]

Then, the gunfire started.

An Eden Prairie teen has been charged in a shooting at a Lakeville trailer home Sunday that injured four partygoers, and two men have been charged with helping him conceal a semiautomatic pistol as they drove him away.

The shooting allegedly took place after the gunman and his friends were refused a refund on their entry fee at a house party, which they had left because of the lack of women.

The Dakota County attorney’s office Wednesday charged Mohamed Yusef Hussein, 16, with four counts of second-degree assault. County Attorney James Backstrom said he filed a court motion to have Hussein certified to stand trial as an adult because of the seriousness of the crime.

Jibril Farah Mohamed, 18, of Burnsville, and Mohamud Ahmed Hassan, 19, of Minneapolis, were both charged with aiding an offender, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Read the rest of the story and check out the photos of those charged, charming huh? There are lots of details and turns out one of these guys may be implicated in shootings in the Somali neighborhood of Cedar-Riverside, the same neighborhood where the youths have disappeared from and returned to Somalia to become jihadists.

Hassan is wanted in Hennepin County in connection with the shooting of two men Aug. 14 in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. The victims survived and were able to identify Hassan and three other suspects from a photo lineup, according to charges in that case.

* The US State Department has admitted over 80,000 Somalis to the US in 25 years, here.

Akzed on April 9, 2009 at 11:28 AM

There is a lot of paranoia going around and some of these sites are fueling it. The last thing “cons” need is to become known as the paranoid party. Deal with credible threats, not unfounded ones, like “tens of thousands” of sleeper cells lurking in the dark boogeyland waiting to take over our government and legislate us into the abyss is, I’d say, being a wee bit paranoid.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Why do statists defend Muslims? Why do Muslims align with statists?

To the left, Muslims have become the ultimate oppressed minority, admired for their willingness to kill their Western “capitalist oppressors”. The political and military chaos spread by Muslim terrorism has allowed the left to gain its victories, most notably in Spain, Israel and now America. This has always been a fundamental doctrine for the left, ever since Lenin’s days, to transform military warfare into class warfare… or more currently into racial warfare.

And while the left employs Muslims and Muslim Terrorism as political leverage to gain power in America and Israel, and imports large numbers of Muslim immigrants into Europe [and America!] to secure political victories at the polls… Islamists see the left as once again a convenient way to pave their path to power. It is doubtful that the Islamic Republic of Iran would have existed had the left not joined forces with Ayatollah Khomeni. A similar situation too is now unfolding in Egypt. And in Europe. And given time in America as well.

Akzed on April 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

There is a lot of paranoia going around and some of these sites are fueling it. The last thing “cons” need is to become known as the paranoid party. Deal with credible threats, not unfounded ones, like “tens of thousands” of sleeper cells lurking in the dark boogeyland waiting to take over our government and legislate us into the abyss is, I’d say, being a wee bit paranoid.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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Yep. People in the middle of Kansas worrying about the town clock getting blowed up need to get a grip.

However, these money transfer places are legitimate targets to be scrutinized – they’re great enablers of terrorism. But then again, so are the bullsh*t “secret” banking bozos in Switzerland.

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 11:37 AM

There is a lot of paranoia going around and some of these sites are fueling it. The last thing “cons” need is to become known as the paranoid party. Deal with credible threats, not unfounded ones, like “tens of thousands” of sleeper cells lurking in the dark boogeyland waiting to take over our government and legislate us into the abyss is, I’d say, being a wee bit paranoid.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM

This is the OBAMA administration FBI doing this. Maybe you haven’t heard? George Bush isn’t President any more.

Hawthorne on April 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM

By the way, just to be clear I didn’t mean THIS site was fueling paranoia, but there really are a lot that do.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Here’s a conspiracy theory for ya:

One day, the Democratic Party will elect a person as POTUS who will immediately begin the nationalization of the banking, healthcare, and heavy manufacturing industries, giving one person the authority to fire top managers, set salary and wages of private and publicly-owned commercial enterprises, allow courts to re-write contracts, and establish a nation-wide reaction force for use during national disasters.

Sounds like something Ross Perot would say during a presidential campaign. What a kook!

BobMbx on April 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

If one of them is named “King” and is a Muslim, Obama will bow down to him.

albill on April 9, 2009 at 11:53 AM

ericdondero on April 9, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Well this shooting was done by (muslim) Somalis, not those bad, white conservatives.

The MSM only reports on those.

I also would like to know where all the millions of dollars are going that the Somali pirates are extorting from the owners of captured ships.

becki51758 on April 9, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Drywall,

It’s not ridiculous. All one need do is look at Europe to see what has happened due to the massive immigration of Muslims to the continent. It will happen here, these are patient people and they now have a sympathetic president.

Jvette on April 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Is it a ‘credible threat’ to believe letting Muslims into your nation will eventually make your nation like one of the 57 members of the OIC, which is to say all unfree religious crapholes?

Beagle on April 9, 2009 at 12:06 PM

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Real paranoia like ……Omamanomics?

Somolia is a failed rogue state and is known to have functioned and continue to function as a safe harbor for radical jihadists.

But more on point, it is reasonable to believe that there are indeed thousands of muslims in the States who are comfortable with various forms of terrorism. Prior to 9/11 Hezbullah and Hamas fund raising in the States was fairly well known and widespread. While much of this activity has gone underground since 9/11 it still continues.

moxie_neanderthal on April 9, 2009 at 12:09 PM

>>You don’t think “tens of thousands” is hilariously paranoid?
Change it to a couple of dozen and I’ll buy it.
Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009<<>I’d say, being a wee bit paranoid.
scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM<<<

I agree with both of these statements broadly but we should be somewhat paranoid. A couple dozen,50-100,…how many does it take to pull off something spectacular? Targeted assassinations and suicide bombings could trigger an existential threat if planned well enough and after 9/11 nothing would suprise me especially with nuclear proliferation spiraling out of control.

I’m not willing to give up anymore of my freedoms to deal with it but I would hope the government will act decisively and forcefully in all cases.
Oh wait, Obama is our Commander in chief…..never mind

Goodeye_Closed on April 9, 2009 at 12:18 PM

BobMbx on April 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Unfortunately, that’s a fact :)

becki51758 on April 9, 2009 at 12:03 PM

They’re living like kings! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7650415.stm

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 12:18 PM

I would hope the government will act decisively and forcefully in all cases.

I would too. I think Obama is aware we have serious threats, I’m assuming he gets daily briefings (when he’s not on world tours, anyway). He has continued the strikes in Pakistan, although who knows for how much longer. He’s committed to Afghanistan, although I think it was kind of a slap in the face that he got so little support from other countries to join us in that effort. We’re not the only country at risk, you know. I personally don’t think we can win a war in Afghanistan, but what do I know. I’d rather see troops stabilize the Horn but I don’t know if that’s feasible either.

scalleywag on April 9, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Drywall,

It’s not ridiculous. All one need do is look at Europe to see what has happened due to the massive immigration of Muslims to the continent. It will happen here, these are patient people and they now have a sympathetic president.

Jvette on April 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM
———–
And exactly what has happened in Europe is…..?

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 12:33 PM

SOMALI HOUSE SHOOTING – MINNEAPOLIS SUBURB

Just to bring HA readers up to speed, last week four Somali gunman stormed into an Invite-Only House Party hosted by Americans, and shot up 7 people. They sprayed gunfired by an automatic weapon all over the House. They were arrested a half hour later by Lakeville Police, drunk, and denying any participation in the shooting.

The incident was reported only in the local Pionneer Press newspaper, and a brief mention in the Minn. Star-Tribune and other Minnesota papers.

ONLY! the Pioneer Press listed the names of the perpetrators, which were clearly Muslim. The others avoided listing the names.

One had to dig deep in local Blog reports to uncover that they were Somali immigrants.

ericdondero on April 9, 2009 at 10:42 AM

They must have been listening to Rush or Hannity or even Glenn Beck! Seriously, I consider myself very up to date on current events and I’ve heard nothing about this! Scary what the media considers what’s important to report and not report.

PatMac on April 9, 2009 at 1:30 PM

I believe it would make the hair on the back of our necks stand up if we knew what was going on in these segregate neighborhoods, where immigrants have taken refuge in the U.S. and have just continued the same behavior they left their original country for.
I think we REALLY need to rethink our ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum’ laws. Fast.

HornetSting on April 9, 2009 at 2:06 PM

SOMALI HOUSE SHOOTING – MINNEAPOLIS SUBURB

Just to bring HA readers up to speed, last week four Somali gunman stormed into an Invite-Only House Party hosted by Americans, and shot up 7 people. They sprayed gunfired by an automatic weapon all over the House. They were arrested a half hour later by Lakeville Police, drunk, and denying any participation in the shooting.

The incident was reported only in the local Pionneer Press newspaper, and a brief mention in the Minn. Star-Tribune and other Minnesota papers.

ONLY! the Pioneer Press listed the names of the perpetrators, which were clearly Muslim. The others avoided listing the names.

One had to dig deep in local Blog reports to uncover that they were Somali immigrants.

ericdondero on April 9, 2009 at 10:42 AM

They must have been listening to Rush or Hannity or even Glenn Beck! Seriously, I consider myself very up to date on current events and I’ve heard nothing about this! Scary what the media considers what’s important to report and not report.

PatMac on April 9, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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These guys are a$$holes, to be sure.

However, if a newspaper says “Somali gunmen” there really isn’t any need to list the names. People will draw their own stereotypical racial profiling conclusions.

If a bunch of Americans of Spanish origin did this the newspapers certainly wouldn’t print SPANISH HOUSE SHOOTING.

Dave Rywall on April 9, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Our immigration policies are so stupid. Why do we need large groups of Somalis and Muslims in our country? Isn’t it clear that the risk is much greater than the reward?

Thresher on April 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Meow

FeralCat on April 10, 2009 at 12:24 AM