Somali's civil war claims another Minnesotan.A suicide bomber who blew himself up in Mogadishu yesterday in an attack that killed 10 had traveled to Somalia from Minneapolis in 2008.Abdisalan Ali had emigrated to Minnesota with his family when he was 2 years old, but was among 20 local youths who ... More >>
MPRYuen's three-part series details the struggles of Somali immigrants in the Twin Cities.Minnesota Public Radio just picked up a prestigious award for its in-depth coverage on the Somali community in Minneapolis.
The Society of Professional Journalists announced yesterday that MPR's three-p ... More >>
WikipediaAl-Shabaab has been linked to Minnesota before.Al-Shabaab, the Islamic terrorist group allied with al-Qaeda, is reporting on its website that a Somali American from Minnesota, 25-year-old Abdullahi Ahmed, blew himself up during a car bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
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A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be.
Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
Ellison breaks down.Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority.
When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>
Somalis are waging war on themselves with money sent from hereThree more Somalis have been charged with funneling money to the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab. One of the men was arrested Monday in Minneapolis.
Abdi Mahdi Hussein, who works for a remittance company, is accused of conspiring wi ... More >>
burge5000Thanks for your legal expertise.Another year is starting at St. Thomas University Law School, torture-memo author Robert Delahunty is preparing to teach his classes, and protesters are once again dressing up like Abu-Grahib detainees to protest his continued presence on the faculty.
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.