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  • Deportation of Kenyans increasing under Trump administration

    02/12/2018 2:02:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | February 12, 2018 | By KEVIN J. KELLEY
    More than 100 Kenyans were deported from the United States in 2017, a sharp increase during Donald Trump's first year as president. The rise in the number of Kenyans removed from the US — from 63 in 2016 to 103 last year — reflects an overall increase in deportations of Africans. US authorities expelled a total of 2, 134 individuals from sub-Saharan countries in the past fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2017. Somalia, one of eight countries targeted in the latest iteration of Mr Trump's selective ban on immigration, accounted for the sharpest increase in African removals. A...
  • Rapist told woman she can’t be a virgin ‘because you’re white’ as he attacked her

    02/11/2018 1:29:56 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    A rapist has been jailed for 11 years after he held a sharp piece of wood to a teenager’s throat as he attacked her. Ahmed Abdoule, 33, who is Somalian, told her she couldn’t be a virgin ‘because you are white’, adding ‘my country would love you’ following the attack. Ex-Royal Mail executive who tried to meet 14-year-old for sex caught by paedophile hunter His victim ‘cried and pleaded’ with him to let her go throughout the attack, Hull Crown Court was told. She knew Abdoule before the attack in which he took her home and locked the door despite...
  • Dayton Calls for More Decency at MLK Day Celebration

    01/15/2018 6:39:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/15/18 | Tyler Berg
    At the 32nd Annual State of Minnesota Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in St. Paul, Gov. Mark Dayton discussed the need for more progress in combating racism. This year's theme for the ceremony, held at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, was based on a statement the activist once made: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" State Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter both served as keynote speakers. During the ceremony, Dayton expressed his concerns that indecency was gaining the upper hand. "Here in...
  • Infiltrators given 90 days to leave Israel — or be sent to jail [aka illegal aliens]

    12/28/2017 7:20:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/17 21:08 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Immigration and Border Authority, under the auspices of the Interior Ministry, will soon announce that illegal infiltrators from Sudan and Eritrea will have 90 days to leave Israel or face jail, Haaretz reported. The order will not apply at first to children, parents of small children who depend on them for support, the elderly, victims of human trafficking, and those suffering from severe health issues. Illegal infiltrators who have applied for refugee status will also be exempt at first if they have not yet received a response to their request. The move comes after the Knesset passed a law...
  • Somali refugee family given one of Britain’s most expensive council houses...

    12/28/2017 6:24:09 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 29 replies
    A family of Somali refugees are living in a £2.2m mansion which is thought to be one of Britain’s most expensive council houses. Muriidi Abati, 57 who earns £7 an hour and his wife Marhan Mohamed, 44, have lived in the Georgian townhouse with their 7 children for 15 years. They are paying only £90pw to Islington Council. Critics have said it was “ridiculous,” refugees given “a home for millionaires” while many others live in squalor. Refugees can qualify as a priority for housing if local a council deems them “vulnerable,” although this is not listed as a “special reason”...
  • ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks

    12/26/2017 2:12:31 PM PST · by Lera · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Dec 26, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Full title: ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks, says “We’re going to fight until we rule the whole world by the Sharia” “ISIS Promises to Kill Drunk People Celebrating New Year’s Eve Around the World In First Video From Somalia,” by Tom O’Connor, Newsweek, December 26, 2017: The Somali affiliate of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) released its first video late Monday, offering gruesome threats to those celebrating the holidays with drunken revelry. The debut, nearly eight-and-a-half-minute video began with a shot of a Christmas tree, champagne being poured in a tall glass and the voices of partygoers counting...
  • Australian man slams Minnesota investigation of his daughter's killing by police

    12/23/2017 6:30:47 AM PST · by JP1201 · 19 replies
    The father of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer this year said he was "deeply concerned" about the state's investigation into her death. "We are apprehensive that perhaps the BCA [Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension] has not fulfilled its promise," John Ruszczyk, the father of Justine Damond, said at a news conference in Sydney this morning. "We are deeply concerned about the possibility that the initial investigation was not done properly," he added. Ruszczyk's comments came just days after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was recorded on video last week telling activists that he...
  • US forces carry out airstrike against extremists in Somalia

    12/18/2017 9:58:33 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 18, 2017 | staff
    OHANNESBURG — The U.S. military’s Africa command says its forces conducted an airstrike against Islamic extremists in Somalia last week, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight militants and destroying one vehicle. In its statement released Monday, the U.S. Africa Command said that it assess no civilians were killed in the strike. The statement said U.S. forces will continue to use “all authorized and appropriate measures” to protect U.S. citizens and to disable extremist threats. This includes partnering with the multinational African force in Somalia and the Somali National Security Forces to attack the extremist rebels of al-Shabab, their...
  • U.S. deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

    12/10/2017 4:01:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    ACJ ^ | 10:15 p.m Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 | Jeremy Redmon
    The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals — including some who lived in Georgia and Minnesota — did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due to issues with their hotel in Dakar.” “The aircraft, including the detainees and crew on board, remained parked at the airport to allow the relief crew time to rest,” ICE said in its statement. “During this time, the...
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • Aarhus man gets prison sentence for making bomb in basement [Somali citizen; Denmark]

    11/17/2017 5:54:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 16 November 2017 16:22 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by Denmark’s High Court for making and possessing a bomb. Somalian citizen Libaan Ahmed Warsame has also been sentenced with conditional deportation from Denmark. He was found guilty of making and storing a bomb in the basement of an apartment building on the Peter Fabers Vej residential street in Aarhus. The device was discovered by a resident in the building in October 2016, and the area was closed off for several areas as armed police evacuated the block and arrested Warsame. A bomb disposal unit was...
  • More fraud in Diversity Visa Lottery as feds move to strip citizenship from four Somalis

    11/06/2017 2:15:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department moved Monday to strip citizenship from four Somali immigrants who prosecutors say lied about being a family, and managed to defraud the Diversity Visa Lottery program that Republicans are aiming to nix. The government says one woman, Fosia Abdi Adan, won the lottery in 2000 and then brought in two other people as her husband and children, using a fake marriage certificate. The prosecutions come a week after the Diversity Lottery was in the news as the immigration program used by the suspect in last week’s terrorist truck attack in New York City. “The current immigration system...
  • Senate leader investigating possible FBI deception about Texas terror attack

    04/20/2017 11:14:45 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/20/17 | Malia Zimmerman
    A powerful U.S. senator has launched an investigation into whether the FBI knew about a planned attack by ISIS-inspired terrorists at an anti-Muslim cartoon show in the Dallas area and did nothing to stop it -- and also misled the lawmaker about circumstances of the 2015 attack. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said he learned from a recent national media report that the FBI was tailing the two terrorists, Elton Simpson, 31, and Nadir Soofi, 34, and an agent was just steps away when the pair jumped from their car and began...
  • In Niger—and other African Countries, the United States Uses Smart Power

    10/24/2017 12:10:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/17 | Mike Ford
    Economy Of Force The recent deaths of 4 US Army Special Forces Soldiers in Niger have prompted questioning, some legitimate and some merely political posturing. Two articles, one in The American Conservative (What Are US forces Doing in Niger Anyway?) and the other in Politico (Niger Attack Fuels New Push for War Vote) ask two very cogent questions: “Why are we there?” and “What is Congress’ role?” The purpose of this article isn’t to focus on the hypocrisy of these questions coming at this time. However, I would be remiss if I failed to point out that this particular mission...
  • Biometric system failed to detect terror suspect

    10/22/2017 7:56:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 18 October 2017 | Candice Malcolm
    New information reveals how an alleged terrorist manipulated our immigration system to gain entry and remain in North America. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, the Somali national being detained after the recent Edmonton terror attack, managed to slip into Canada despite a complicated system of biometric checks designed to stop people just like him. In 2011, Canada implemented a biometric screening program designed to stop criminals and other dangerous individuals from entering Canada. This system has the capacity to share vital information amongst our allies in a network known as the Five Eyes. The Five Eyes is a security alliance by Canada,...
  • Death toll from truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital

    10/15/2017 4:18:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 10/15/17 | Helen Nianias
    Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capitalThe death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history. Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical...
  • Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomb death toll rises to 230

    10/15/2017 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
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  • Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts [Islam in Somalia]

    10/14/2017 11:41:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | October 14, 2017 | Staff
    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the city.
  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...