The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today called on the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to investigate and address reports of growing racial and religious tensions in Minnesota public schools.
CAIR-MN’s request for DOE intervention came following a series of anti-Muslim incidents reported to the civil rights organization by students across the state. Muslim students have allegedly been called “towel head” and other religious and racial slurs and faced harassment for their religious beliefs by other students and teachers. Some alleged incidents include:
* Two students approached a group of Muslim high school girls and asked them if they would like some pork bacon. When the girls informed them that their religion prohibited pork, the students made disparaging remarks about their religion. A week later, the two students brought pork bacon to school and shoved it in the faces of Muslim students and chased after them when they tried to get away.
* Students wrote racist essays for their English class and posted them on a class blog to harass Muslim students.
* A bus driver left Muslim students waiting at a bus stop on several occasions, driving past them when she saw them and telling them: “Catch me if you can.”
* A World History teacher made disparaging comments about Islam and Muslims in class.
* A teacher, on several occasions, handed students a can of air freshener and instructed them to spray the room when Muslim students walked into class. PR NEWSWIRE
Somalis in America commit more than their share of crimes from attacking medical workers to throwing rocks at a homosexual. Expect this violence to rise as they are now forming gangs in Minneapolis. Immigration built this country but endless mass immigration is destroying it.
CAIR conveniently leaves out the reasons behind the racial tensions: MUSLIM GANGS in Minnesota
While Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison spends his limited energy in Minnesota on ensuring missing Somali terrorists’ safe return to US, Muslim gangs are growing in areas where the State department resettled them. And mind you, the immigration numbers of Muslims from Somalia, “Palestine,” etc., have increased at a frightening pace — thanks to State department “Diversity” and “religious” visas: DIVERSITY VISAS DOUBLE IN JULY FROM SOMALIA AND “PALESTINE”
Ali was one of seven Minneapolis-area Somali men killed over a 10-month period, and authorities believe all were killed by fellow Somalis. Police say it’s too simple to tie all the killings to Somali gangs, which have lured hundreds of young community members to their ranks in recent years.
Those in the insular community willing to speak out, however, disagree. “It was all gang activity, totally, 100 percent,” said Shukri Adan, a former Somali community organizer who estimated in a 2007 report for the city that between 400 and 500 young Somalis were active in gangs. “The police don’t want to say that but everybody else knows that.”
Despite anger and despair over the killings in Minnesota’s Somali community — the nation’s largest — police and prosecutors have struggled to catch and try the killers. Few witnesses have stepped forward because of a fear of reprisal and deep-rooted distrust of authority.
Last month, prosecutors dropped the murder charge against the teenage boy in Ali’s case after one witness backed out and another apparently fled the state.
The Muslims are more afraid of Islamic retribution than the limpwristed US law enforcement authorities. Gangs like the Somali Hot Boyz, the Somali Mafia and Madhibaan with Attitude have grown more active in recent years, said Jeanine Brudenell, the Minneapolis Police Department’s Somali liaison officer.
The recent spate of killings started in December 2007, when two Somali men, ages 27 and 25, were found shot to death at a south Minneapolis home. No arrests have been made in that case.
They culminated last September, when a man was fatally shot outside of the Village Market Mall, a cluster of Somali-owned businesses and a popular destination for local Somalis. Investigators believe the shooter was retaliating for the death of his cousin, one of the other slain Somalis.
Investigators in a separate criminal investigation have said they’ve also had trouble penetrating Minnesota’s Somali community. The FBI is looking into the disappearance in recent years of up to 20 young Somali men, mostly from Minneapolis, believed to have been recruited into Islamist terror groups back in Somalia.
The first sign of progress in that investigation came this week with the indictment on terrorism charges of two young Somali men, at least one of whom is accused of traveling to Somalia to fight.
Elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, police and community officials have reported an increase in Somali gang activity. ATLAS SHRUGS