Abdirizak Bihi paces the courtyard of Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis, awaiting his children's arrival from school. Dirt blows freely down Cedar Avenue as piss-colored newspapers dance in the wind. In the shade of a tree stand a slouching man and a woman with cavernous eyes, locked in stormy debate. ... More >>
Does the headline have you confused? Well, don't expect to be any less so after reading further, because this is pretty zany.GABRIEL SOUNDS A LOT LIKE THIS: Michele Bachmann suggests Islam is America's enemy [VIDEO] According to the New Ulm Journal's Josh Moniz, nationally renowned Islamophobe Brigi ... More >>
Champlin Park High School industrial arts teacher Joe Hall is in hot water after video of him headlocking a Somali student on May 3 made its way onto YouTube.SEE ALSO: South High brawl: Video captures student saying, "Somalis just be getting knocked out!" The footage, visible below the jump, has pro ... More >>
SEE ALSO: St. Anthony council rejects Islamic center; "Islam is evil," says one opponentIn June, the St. Anthony City Council rejected the Abu-Huraira Islamic Center's request to open a multipurpose mosque on a 13,000 square-foot property zoned for light industrial use. Though council framed the rej ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Dianne's Fine Desserts harassed Somalis, used racial slurs, says CAIR-- Somalis walk off job at Minnesota dessert factory in protest of company's new burqa banThanks to a grant from the Minnesota Community Foundation totaling at least $5,000, free hijabs will be distributed Saturday afte ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN reporter [VIDEO]-- John McCain blasts Bachmann for 'sinister, degrading' Muslim Brotherhood fear-mongering [VIDEO]-- Bachmann's source for Muslim Brotherhood claim reportedly man Grover Norquist called a 'sick bigot' ... More >>
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is preparing to file discrimination charges against Dianne's Fine Desserts for allegedly mistreating Somali workers. About 45 Somali workers walked off their work site because they refused to follow a new dress code mandating that workers roll up their skir ... More >>
Lori Saroya, executive director of Minnesota's Council on American-Islamic Relations, says her organization will ask the US Department of Justice to look into what went down at the St. Anthony City Council meeting last night.By a 4-1 vote, council rejected the Abu-Huraira Islamic Center's request to ... More >>
Last weekend, for the second time in just over a year, unknown vandals spray-painted "KKK" and a swastika onto the house of a Somali family in Rochester.Muslim civil rights leaders aren't taking the latest incident lying down. Lori Saroya, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relati ... More >>
Owatonna Senior High School was the site of alleged discrimination.The St. Cloud school district has almost completed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to end an investigation into anti-Muslim behavior at Apollo High School. In March 2010, the Council on American Islamic Relati ... More >>
Heading off what we assume will be the inevitable attacks from right field about American Muslims not rejoicing in a sufficiently patriotic manner over the death of Osama bin Laden, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a formal statement today from the gro ... More >>
Allen West: Constitutional principles for me, but not for thee.Muslim Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison just isn't American enough for Rep. Allen West. The Florida Republican told radio host Richard Peritz that Ellison is the "antithesis of the principles on which this country was established." Now, ... More >>
Photo: RanoushFree speech or hate speech, that's the questionSometimes this whole defense-of-free-speech thing is darned annoying. Here we are, for goodness sakes, watching some guy from Waite Park named Sidney Elyea saying he's well within his constitutional rights to post flyers on utility ... More >>
Photo: RanoushThe U.S. Department of Education has agreed to launch an investigation into anti-Muslim harassment at schools in St. Cloud and Owatonna, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it welcomed the news. "Decades after the beginning of the civil r ... More >>
So far, Muslim students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul schools have not come to CAIR with the kinds of complaints it hears from elsewhere in the state.
She was interviewed by a couple of people most folks have never heard of, Babe Huggett and Warner Todd Huston
A man admits posting cartoons of Muhammed having sex with animals, and telling investigators that Muslims are "anti-Christian."
The candidate running to unseat Keith Ellison ought to cool her rhetoric, says a spokeswoman for a leading Muslim-American group.
In an interview, the Minneapolis lawyer defends her comments about Islam and Keith Ellison.
Rep. Keith Ellison spoke on the House floor Monday to denounce four Republicans who called for an investigation into Muslim interns in Congress who they believe could be spies.
Don't trust the Ellison, he's really part of a secret underground Muslim spy network.
Wisconsin takes patriotism too far while Cody takes Fox's clothes off
While Wisconsin is used to Minnesotans flocking over the border to get fireworks illegal in their own state, one store was bombarded with angry customers and Muslim groups who said their "Run Hadji Run" fireworks were flat-out racist.
The Strib's Kersten takes issue with church vs. state—but only when it involves Islam
A Minnesota rabbi is in hot water after a controversial piece in the latest issue of Jewish culture magazine Moment where he suggested that Jewish people should kill Arab men, women and children in addition to destroying their holy sites.