Mahdi Hassan Ali's dental records proved key for prosecutors.Mahdi Hassan Ali will be tried as an adult for his role in January's triple homicide at a Somali market on East Franklin Avenue. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill set up that scenario when he ruled late yesterday that Ali ... More >>
U.S. officials consider Al-Shabab in Somalia a terrorist threat, even hereJust in time for the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a bipartisan think tank has issued a report on how terrorism has changed since 2001. And the Somali men who disappeared from the Twin Cities to play a prominen ... More >>
Photo: banspyAmina Ali and Hawo Hassan were taken into custody this afternoon.Two naturalized American citizens living in Rochester, both originally from Somalia, have been arrested on charges that they conspired to provide material support to the Somali terrorist group al Shabaab. The FBI to ... More >>
Photo: dmax3270Another day, another act of bigotry in St. Cloud?The Minnesota Council on American Islamic Relations is calling yesterdays vandalism at a Somali-owned market in St. Cloud a hate crime, and it has asked the FBI to look into the matter. "Law enforcement officials must send a str ... More >>
Sami Yusuf this shit is not.Ostensibly intended as a recruitment tool, these misguided attempts at accessible propaganda are so uniformly awful, unlistenable, and terrifying that you can't help but laugh, or be left in shivers. Sporting eerie appropriations of gangster rap tropes (gunshots-as-amb ... 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 >>
Obama and Rybak discussed ways to combat radicalization of Somali youthMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak joined Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael Coleman at a White House meeting on Tuesday to talk about coping with terrorist groups recruiting people on American soi ... More >>
Photo: DEA via WikipediaHere, chew on thisA 37-year-old Maryland man was arrested over the weekend at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after luggage inspectors discovered he was trying to smuggle about 80 pounds of khat that he later told interrogators was destined for the Somali community in Minneap ... More >>
What kind of food do you feel like eating this weekend? Chinese? Italian? How about Nepalese, Cambodian, Mexican, Somali, Dutch, Egyptian, Filipino, Turkish, Ukrainian, or Polish? Actually, you can sample all of the above and more at this weekend's Festival of Nations, the international food ... More >>
James Scott MillerJames Scott Miller, the 49-year-old New Hope man who said on Craigslist he'd be happy to use Somalis as target practice, pleaded guilty yesterday to making terroristic threats. Jailed since March, he worked out a deal in which he faces a faces a possible maximum 90 days behi ... 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.
James Scott Miller said he'd be happy to use Somalis as "target practice."
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Wardere found himself in hot water last Election Day when, while working as a translator, he was accused of interfering with voters.
An event this weekend attempts to educate non-Somalis and the press about Minnesotan Somalis.
Our sister paper, Village Voice in NYC, obtained a firsthand account of a M/V Maersk Alabama crewmember that weaves a great tale of battling the Somali pirates as they attacked their vessel April 8.
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At least a dozen young men who attend a Minneapolis mosque have been called to testify before a federal grand jury.
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating possible causes of autism among Somali children.
As the FBI continues to investigate Islamist extremists recruiting young Somali men in the Twin Cities, two Minneapolis Somalis are scheduled to testify before Congress.
A St. Cloud legislator's bill would require full exposure of the head and face in driver's license photos. A Somali group says the proposal would violate their freedom of religion.
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller says that Shirwa Ahmed, the Minnesota Somali man who blew himself up in Somalia last year, was indoctrinated in the U.S.
The Global Business Center, a Somali shopping center on Lake Street, celebrates its grand opening today. Check it out -- the cardamom tea will be delicious!
This week the Department of Homeland Security launched an outreach effort with Minnesota Somalis. One of the goals of the program's is to prevent radicalization of immigrant groups.
Imams, community leaders, and parents of Somali youth who have disappeared in recent months planned a press conference in response to recent media coverage. But disagreements led the organizers to cancel the event.
After a wave of shootings has taken the lives of several Somali men, local Somali students listened to a message of non-violence Wednesday at the University of Minnesota.
The community is calling autism the "Minnesota Disease" and it's gaining national attention as a potential example of gene ... More >>
When moving to a new country, there are always a bunch of funny little differences you have to get used to. For Somalis, one of those things is our American tendency to focus on our birthda ... More >>
They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?
Reports say a Somali polling place translator at Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis is accused of asking voters to pick Sen. Norm Co ... More >>