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Historic victory for Somali-American Muslim woman in US legislative polls

Some good news for our readers.  The United States has its first Somali-American legislator. Ilhan Omar made history on Tuesday night after winning in a state House race. Ilhan, who stood on the ticket of the Democratic Farmer Labour (DFL) – affiliated to the Democratic Party, in Minneapolis District, defeated the nominal Republican opposition. She […]

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The Somali Diaspora in the Twin Cities: Engagement and Implications for Return Policy Report

  Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor Carissa Slotterback, Associate Professor Kadra Abdi, Research Fellow Ahmed Muhumud, Research Fellow Key Findings December 2014 With the increasing stability in Somalia in recent years, Somali diaspora from North America and Europe appear to be making return trips to the country in substantial numbers. Interviews with members of the diaspora […]

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6 Minnesotans Held in Plot to Join ISIS: From the New York Times

By SCOTT SHANE APRIL 20, 2015 Andrew M. Luger, the United States attorney for Minnesota, said that six Minnesotans of Somali descent who were planning to join the Islamic State were arrested on Sunday.  By Associated Press on  Publish Date April 20, 2015. Photo by Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune, via Associated Press. WASHINGTON — For months, as one young […]

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Six US men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

Islamic State took over parts of Syria and Iraq in 2013 US authorities have arrested and charged six men in the US state of Minnesota with conspiring to support the Islamic State (IS) militant group. The six men allegedly had plans to travel to Syria where they would join and fight with the group. Court […]

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