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Somalis rally at Capitol in support of arrested men's families

Group chants “Islam is Peace” and “Free our bros” @WCCO pic.twitter.com/9gzFAfKZBV

— Nina Moini (@ninamoini) April 25, 2015

About 100 members of the Somali community rallied at the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday to support the families of six young men who are…

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Tellers, teachers, Somali immigrants take on big banks during St. Paul rally

Been targeted with a high-pressure sales pitch at your bank recently? You’re not alone, according to a report released earlier this month exposing a “new era of predatory lending” in the industry. 448 more words

Politics

Leaders from North Eastern should ask for forgiveness and do more about terrorism

If leaders from the former North Eastern province in Kenya were serious about helping in the fight against Al Shabaab, they would first have apologized to Kenyans because of their refusal to allow the government to do a repeat census in some districts in northern Kenya a few years back, before even asking for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp. 829 more words

Kenya

Pride and Prejudice

8:45 a.m. on Saturday:

A Somali man sweeps the sidewalk in the 300 block of Central Avenue in historic downtown Faribault before shops open at 9 a.m. 344 more words

Flooding the country with Somali Muslims

Bare Naked Islam

Growing Somali Muslim mall in Minneapolis now boasts one of the state’s largest mosques. But where are they getting the money since more than half of Somali Muslims in America live on welfare? 99 more words

Islam

Twin Cities Somalis Say They're Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort.

Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.  363 more words

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Minnesota Faces: Friends

Portrait 9: Nimo and Nasteho

“They assume I’m a terrorist.”

I’ll always remember that statement shared with me 2 ½ years ago by a then high school senior who asked me to photograph her and a friend at the… 204 more words