In a stunning move that brings Minneapolis one step closer to all-out Socialism, the Minneapolis City Council, composed of 11 Democrats and one Green Party member, have decided to level the housing playing field, mostly for the fast-growing population of Somali Muslim migrants, a majority of whom rely on government welfare and benefits.
SFGate (via 100percentFedUp) The Minneapolis City Council voted last Friday to eliminate single-family zoning, and instead, allow residential structures with up to three dwelling units — like duplexes and triplexes — in every neighborhood. Minneapolis is believed to be the first major city in the United States to approve such a change citywide.
The decision came as part of a sweeping plan to propel the city into the future by addressing issues like housing, racial equity, and climate change. The plan, called Minneapolis 2040, drew thousands of public comments, “Don’t Bulldoze Our Neighborhoods” yard signs and a last-minute lawsuit, but ultimately passed on a 12-1 vote.
Is the Minneapolis City Council struggling to fix racial inequality and climate change, or are they attempting to fix a lack of housing for the exploding Somali population who tend pack multiple families into one single family home or apartment? The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have been dubbed the Somali capitol of the United States, boasting a Somali population of 60,000 persons.
To renters in the city’s most expensive neighborhoods, the plan looks like an act of war, a Trojan Horse that will break open to spill out a horde of Somali Muslim youth gangs.
Constituents are getting criticized by others—sometimes even city staff—if they don’t want four-plexes down the block. “They are basically told it’s just due to their inherent-born racism,” Palmisano says. “It’s a great way to end a conversation.”
Minneapolis: Somali Muslims riot and attack cops during protest of an HBO series about Islamic jihad recruitment. Rapper and singer K’naan faced a hostile reception from dozens of Somali Muslims over his latest project about Al-Shabaab terrorist recruitment set in Minnesota.
Their protests tried to hide the truth about the Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia that was targeting and successfully recruiting young Somali Muslim men and women in the Twin Cities to travel to Somalia to fight.
A propaganda arm of Al-Shabaab has been tweeting information about a video that will be released featuring the true stories of Minnesota Somalis who died fighting. Two years ago, more than 20 men from Minneapolis left for Somali. According to community leader Abdirizak Bihi, the Somali community knew this new recruiting effort was coming.
Across the spectrum of activists, Minneapolis 2040’s proposal to allow multifamily housing — first fourplexes, then triplexes — in every neighborhood in the city has generated the most debate. The city’s long-range planning director, Heather Worthington, has said that, in general, the proposal aims to “diversify” housing citywide and reverse some of the damage from historical exclusionary zoning policies. (In other words, working hard in order to be able to afford a home in a safe neighborhood is considered “exclusionary.”)
“There was redlining here, and that kept people of color (Muslims) from having the same resources and opportunities as white people,” said Salica. “We see the 2040 plan as one step — one important step — in reducing that.
“Single-family homes are not affordable for many residents who might desire home ownership, but more options to buy a portion of a duplex, triplex or fourplex may provide more access across racial and generational lines,” reads one of the more than 10,000 public comments submitted to CPED about Minneapolis 2040.
Jeffrey Dishinger wrote about the need for more housing options for the exploding Somali immigrant population in Minneapolis, citing the increasing number of Somali immigrants in Minnesota and the demand for affordable housing that increases since many of the Somali families in Minneapolis make so little money. In his research, Dishinger discusses the difficulties Somali immigrants face in finding housing, as the size of their families tends to be larger, and how it’s uncommon for extended family members to all be living together in one home or apartment. He also warns about the supply of available housing not being able to meet the demand for housing for the massive immigrant population.
It was only two years ago that a mob of up to 30 young Somali Muslim men paraded through one of Minneapolis’ more upscale neighborhoods, yelling disparaging comments and terroristic threats against homeowners.
Ami Horowitz, a thought-provoking filmmaker took to the streets in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN to talk a variety of Somali Muslim immigrants and get their thoughts on America and how they view Americans who don’t hold their same religious views.
Ami posed several questions to a large variety of random Somali Muslim immigrants. He asked young boys, teenagers, middle-aged men, and even an older woman their thoughts on how they felt about living in the United States, and if they’d rather live back in Somalia. Horowitz also asked if they would prefer to live under Sharia Law or American laws. Their answers may surprise you, unless you are a regular reader of BNI.
Only six months ago, the disgraced Hamas-supporting former DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison, now the Attorney General of Minnesota, spoke at the Minnesota DFL convention, where he mocked the idea of having work requirements for those who receive welfare benefits.