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Updated on August 7, 2011
Somalian gang members in Minnesota.
Somalian gang members in Minnesota. | Source
Ramadan Sheikh-Osman  gang member accused of murdering  Ahmednur Ali, released when witnesses change their testimony
Ramadan Sheikh-Osman gang member accused of murdering Ahmednur Ali, released when witnesses change their testimony
Ahmednur Ali shot to death last September while working as a youth mentor at a Minneapolis community
Ahmednur Ali shot to death last September while working as a youth mentor at a Minneapolis community
proud gang member
proud gang member
Victim of Somali gang violence.
Victim of Somali gang violence.

..immigration on a mass scale brings trouble

Robbing, killing, raping and forcing young girls into prostitution are just a few of the activities being conducted by gangs of Somali youths and these crimes have been going on for several years.

Somalis began arriving in Minnesota in the early l900’s. They had no formal education, could not speak English and banded together forming gangs, which turned into criminal activities.

Mark La Flamme of the Sun Journal report of an incident in 2009 involving a woman over 60 who was beaten by Somali boys and her money taken. Several days later a man resisted the gang and was beaten so badly he required surgery. Gangs of boys carry sticks and rocks with which to intimidate and hurt citizens as they rob them of their cash, cell phones and prescription drugs.

The Associated Press reports that gangs of Somali youths are becoming more dangerous and relates the story of one 12-year-old Minnesota girl who for two years has been used for prostitution by the gangs to enable them to get drugs and money. They took her to Tennessee where she was forced to perform sex acts while they taped it on their cell phones.

"They were trying to find identity," said Hassan Mohamud, the imam at Islamic Da'wah Center, a youth-oriented mosque and cultural center in St. Paul. "

The Somalis have moved from random acts to trafficking in sex, despite efforts to involve their communities in sports, youth centers and tournaments. Muslim gangs have spread across the United States and in San Francisco where Mohammad Habibzada, Shafiq Hashemi and Sayed Bassam, all 24, went on a crime spree in which they shot a man because he was gay. The three taped eleven crime incidents of themselves that evening which eventually landed them in jail, despite the District Attorney Victor Hwang’s attempt to bury the incidents.

The following is a portion of a letter written by a Minnesota resident concerning the Somali population in her city: ( written to Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs)

"Dear Pamela,

THANK YOU for sending out the article on Muslim gangs in Minnesota. We live in Minneapolis and every line in the article is true- Minneapolis is NOT the city it used to be! This is generally a very welcoming city- there have been constant influxes of immigrants, and victims of tyrannical governments, here for years- I can recall as far back as Cambodian refugees coming to our small, suburban school in the late 1970s. They have been welcomed and been very successful in assimilating into parts of the communities

Unfortunately the Somalian Muslim population has been very different. They do not want to assimilate and are often contemptuous and hostile. I personally have had more than one disturbing "run-in" with extremely rude, arrogant Muslim men who have sworn at and cursed me, using disgusting, sexually degrading terms and gestures, while driving and in stores. Three years ago, my husband and I called for an airport taxi at 4:30 AM- and the driver, a Muslim, stood out in the street screaming and swearing at us for not being ready and waiting for him. We did not have time to call for another taxi. The inside of his cab was filled with Muslim signs, and he played his Middle Eastern music blaringly for the neighbors to be awakened by. Last week I was almost forced off the road by a Somali whose car bore bumper stickers with this message: " Lay Aside Your Pride- Put Down Your Arrogance- Remember Your Grave--- The Answer is in the Qu'ran"

* * *

Somali gang activity and Islamic supremacist violence grows in "gateway" cities like Lewiston, Maine; Shelbyville, Tennessee; St. Cloud, Minnesota; Clarkston, Georgia; and Jamestown, North Dakota.

Last November in Tennessee 29 people from three Somali gangs were indicted for crimes ranging from credit card theft, sex trafficking, rape and witness intimidation.

Gangs are not Minnesota's only problem with Somalis. Other Somali citizens in Minnesota began lobbying to legitimize Islamic Law. Somali taxi drivers created a ruckus when they refused to carry people in their cabs with dogs or alcohol. They have pressured the state to give them loan programs free of interest, because paying interest is non Sharia compliant..

There was a time when immigrants to this country were required to have some qualifications in order to come here. They had to be in good health, have someone to sponsor them or be able to work, be able to speak English and have a willingness to assimilate into our country and become productive citizens. Now they are brought in by the thousands and the opposite is true. Some go on to become productive citizens but way too many turn to crime and depend upon the welfare system for income. Many of them have no desire to learn English and no desire to assimilate. They view Americans as dupes.



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    • greenmind profile image


      7 months ago from USA

      It matters zero what your ethnicity is. People who try to whip up hatred for another ethnicity are racists.

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR


      17 months ago from Buncombe County, NC

      ALRIGHT! I knew you'd get around to calling me a racist.

      Do you have any idea what my ethnicity is? hahahaha

    • greenmind profile image


      17 months ago from USA

      Wow this is seriously the most racist thing I have seen in a long time.

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      You must be a Democrat, liberal, . . . .Blame, USA, Blame Bush, Blame the Tea Party BUT don't blame the culture or the Quran or the weakling in the White House.

      Why don't you ask YOURSELF why no one wants these people but Obama brings them in by the tens of thousands.

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      4 years ago

      the west is to blame for these people coming and causing such problems, i personaly feel sorry for them, we all know western goverments overthrow dictators that wont be dictated to hence wars in third world countries hence refugees in western countrys, its in the interest of the west. somalis are the only people in the world who don't get refused assylum anywhere in the world,, ask yourselfs why? because its in the wests interest to keep their country a hell hole. if you don't believe me investigate for yourself.

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      thank you for reading my hub!!

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      Ashraf Mir 

      7 years ago from Dhaka

      Thanks for informing us such things. They should be taken into account who commit these unsocial crimes.

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      It's this mass immigration that our government does out of what, guilt. We feel sorry for a certain group of people so we move them in hundreds and thousands at a time despite the fact they have nothing to offer our country. THank you breakfast pop for your comments.

    • breakfastpop profile image


      7 years ago

      This is the first I've heard of this appalling situation. We have really lost our way in terms of protecting our country.

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Thank you all for your comments. We are all concerned about out country and we don't seem to be able to get our elected people to act. They obviously have reasons why it benefits them to bring in hoards of people without screening them. It's usually money, power and those sorts of things.

    • Harvey Stelman profile image

      Harvey Stelman 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      ms, Will American's ever truly wake-up? Oh, these poor people. The hell with that, I don't want their country coming here. H

    • Ms Dee profile image

      Deidre Shelden 

      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good hub! Our Constitution was designed for a moral people, said our second president, John Adams. It is our undoing to allow in immigrants who do not want to assimilate to that - to living morally. In a sense, we are dupes, aren't we, to think our country could keep working by allowing in huge numbers who do not want to assimilate. This was an interesting read.

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I warned my liberal UK friends about this a couple of years ago when they were assuring me that allowing sharia law was not a problem.

      On top of that, honest UK citizens are now disarmed and helpless.

    • itsameanoldscene profile image


      7 years ago from England

      Sadly it is the case here in many parts of the UK, I live in a city called Bradford in the county of West Yorkshire where we have one of the largest immigrant & muslim populations, although our problem is with disaffected British muslim youths & the city has indeed become ghetto-ized. It does not help when the local authorities including the polce, local council & press think we live in some kind of multicultural utopia & this it is why it has become a very dangerous place in parts & with the way human rights & political correctness has taken over this country of mine it has become virtually impossible for the indigenous people of this island to talk about therefore the problems will not be solved. I like your hub - an excellent piece of work

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      They are Somali Muslims.The gang activity began in Minnesota with the heavy concentration of them. The young ones didn't do well in school, had no education and eventually formed gangs that turned to criminal activity. They spread across the US.

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I hadn't heard of this.

      Are they Muslim gangs or is their religion coincidental?


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