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In Minnesota, Somali community fears Trump travel ban, aid cuts will worsen plight of those at home

By MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN and MORGAN WINSOR March 18, 2017 Rep. Ilhan Omar might not be where she is today had President Donald Trump been in office when she tried entering… Read more »

Trump’s order banning refugees sparks approval, despair in Minnesota

By MATT MCKINNEY AND FAIZA MAHAMUD ,  January 28, 2017 – 8:31 AM The president’s move to restrict the flow of refugees to the United States was welcomed by his… Read more »

Two Minneapolis nonprofits get federal grants to counter extremism

Homeland Security money going to Ka Joog, Heartland Democracy for ‘developing resilience’.   Ka Joog is a local Somali youth organization | STAR TRIBUNE FILE By Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune JANUARY… Read more »

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Guled Omar: The path to ISIS and the story you haven’t heard

Two sides of Guled Omar: A mugshot provided by Hennepin County in April 2015, and his Facebook profile in June 2014. Hennepin County Sheriff, Omar family By Laura Yuen · Minneapolis ·… Read more »

Somali-American teen to be first fully-covered Muslim contestant in Miss Minnesota USA

Somali-American Halima Aden, 19, posing for a photo in her home in Waite Park. LEILA NAVIDI By Faiza Mahamud and Liz Sawyer November 26, 2016 Halima Aden knows she’ll stand… Read more »

Khat dealer given 18-year prison sentence

By Edith Brady-Lunny | November 19, 2016 BLOOMINGTON — A Minnesota man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday for delivery of khat, a plant material considered illegal in the… Read more »

Rep. Ilhan Omar asks judge for compassion in ISIS recruit sentencing

Sentencing for nine Somali-American men is set for next week in Minneapolis, but a newly elected official is asking for leniency. November 12, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – The 9 Minnesota… Read more »

Trump Says Minnesota Has “Suffered Enough” For Taking In Somali Refugees

 Trump warned “generations of terrorism” would plague the US if it allowed in Syrian refugees. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP By Claudia Koerner and Talal Ansari  | November 6, 2016 Donald… Read more »

Feds zero in on rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes in Minnesota, nationally

FBI steps up meetings to encourage more to report incidents Finishes to the prayer room at the Tawfiq Islamic Center are needed and are added as money comes in. Loans… Read more »