Somali Community in U.S. Fears New Wave of Stigma After Kenya Attack

Article subtitle: 
Somalis in Minnesota Fear Their Culture Will Be UNDERSTOOD, Rather Than Misunderstood
Article publisher: 
New York Times
Article date: 
September 29, 2013
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
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As American law enforcement agents pored over evidence collected from the deadly siege at a Nairobi shopping mall to learn, in part, whether those responsible had any ties to the United States, people of Somali descent here braced for what they fear could result in a new wave of stigmatization and scrutiny...

In an investigation that has unfolded since 2007, federal authorities concluded that more than 20 young men from Minnesota left for Somalia to join the Shabab, a Somali Islamist group that has been deemed a terrorist organization and linked to suicide bombings.

Now the Shabab have claimed responsibility for the attack that killed more than 60 people in the Westgate mall in Nairobi. A Kenyan official suggested on Monday that some of the attackers may have been from Minnesota...

More than 32,000 people of Somali ancestry live in Minnesota, census figures show, and local leaders say the true number is far higher. Some came in the 1990s after fleeing civil war, and others are their children, many of them born in this country...

 


 

Article: Somalis in Minnesota Fear Their Culture Will Be UNDERSTOOD, Rather Than Misunderstood

By Brenda Walker, VDare,  29, 2013

Over at the New York Times, sensitive scribblers are concerned that Somali immigrants may have been part of the jihad team that mass murdered over 60 shoppers at a Nairobi mall last week, and US-residers fear a backlash. The immigrants worry that Americans will utilize pattern recognition to surmise that Islam is a religion of murder (as instructed by their holy book), not peace, as the propaganda insists...

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that recruitment of Somalis in the US continues as before: Somalis still leaving Minn. to join terror group (9/26/13).

The flagship newspaper of liberalism is once again defending the failed ideology of multiculturalism rather than telling the truth about the danger posed to this country by the immigration of foreigners with a hostile belief system.

Furthermore, Somalis are culturally some of the most violent people on earth. I was struck with the abusive norms in society when reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s remembrance of her privileged childhood in Somalia, Nomad: From Islam to America. Here’s a paragraph from my 2010 book review in The Social Contract [see below]

Moreover, the author characterizes violence as being a norm throughout Somali society. Physical force is used to enforce conformity in the family, at school, and in society generally. “Violence as you will have guessed by now, was an integral part of my upbringing,” she observed and said that was “typical.” There is a chapter titled “Violence and the Closing of the Muslim Mind,” which is an eye-opener even for those deeply critical of Somali culture. Near the end of that chapter she reflected, “Islam is not just a belief; it is a way of life, a violent way of life. Islam is imbued with violence, and it encourages violence.”

 


 

Article: 'Eyes gouged out, bodies hanging from hooks, and fingers removed with pliers': Horrific claims of torture emerge as soldiers reveal gory Kenyan mall massacre details

by Paul Bentley, Daily Mail Online, September 27, 2013

Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling.

Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged.

Children were found dead in the food court fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies, it was claimed.Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling...

 


 

Article: Jihad in Kenya: "Eyes gouged out, bodies hanging from hooks, and fingers removed with pliers": Horrific claims of torture emerge as soldiers reveal gory Kenyan Muslim mall massacre

by Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs, September 27, 2013

‘They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood."

Warring Muslims -- warfare the likes the West has not seen since ....... and the elites cover for these bloodthirsty savages. And those of us who are fighting this scourge are the bad guys. Think of it. The media covers for the jihadists, 90% of newspaper reports on the Kenya and Pakistan attacks censor Islam, jihad and Muslims, despite the murderers' exhortations.

No media is reporting this, with the exception of the Daily Mail. They are portraying the jihadists as thrill-seeking youth pursuing "the real Disneyland" of African jihad. They refer to these savages as "militants" and "gunmen."

And Hamas-CAIR, which insists that it speaks for American Muslims and claims that it is America's largest "Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization," responds to American Muslims going to Africa to monstrously slaughter non-Muslims by saying "Who cares?"

 


 

Book Review: The Muslim Missionary Position

By Brenda Walker

From Islam to America: A Personal Journey
Through the Clash of Civilizations
By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
New York, NY: Free Press, 2010
277 pp., $27

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s long strange trip of a life thus far tells volumes to the patient reader about the clash of civilizations. She was raised as an obedient Muslim girl in a traditional Somali family in Africa. She was on her way to Canada to marry a man of her father’s choosing when she decided to bolt from the heavy yoke of clan responsibility to explore European culture and freedom.

Her earlier book, Infidel, described in detail the transformation from a submissive Muslim female to an outspoken Enlightenment fundamentalist, as she has described herself...

The book is a sometimes dystopic exploration of the byways of Muslim and Somali cultures, all very unappealing to persons who appreciate our Western freedoms and values. The author informs the reader in great detail how Somalis are a violent people who oppress women and remain stubbornly attached to their desert superstitions...

Being an intellectual person, Hirsi Ali believes that reason will convince others of her tribe of the superiority of a society built on science and empiricism. However, the actual social history of Somali immigrants is particularly not encouraging, as exemplified by the dozens of young men who returned to their homeland to pursue jihad...

Why would any sane society welcome large numbers of a historic enemy? Political correctness embraced to this degree is a suicide pact for our civilization. We are infested with an alien force that seeks, Borg-like, to assimilate us to their totalitarian system of religion and society. It is profoundly imprudent, as well as arrogant, to think our belief in our culture’s superiority — as demonstrated by science, progress, and representative government — will convince hostile Muslims. They want a worldwide caliphate to please Allah; nothing else matters...

 


CAIRCO Notes:

When was it that Minnesotans asked for 32,000 Somalis to be relocated into their communities? As it turns out, they didn't.

Refugee resettlement programs often take advantage of unsuspecting local communities. Refugee Resettlement Watch monitors resettlement of foreign nationals / communities / tribes forced upon American communities.

See The Social Contract Summer, 2013 issue: Resettlement Racket for many pertinent articles on refugee resettlement forced upon American communities, including: