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.
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)
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 1970’s. 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”
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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.