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Minnesota: KKK Symbol and Swastika Spray Painted on Somali-American’s Driveway in Apparent Vandalism

The FBI has been asked to investigate the vandalism of a Somali-American family’s home:

Racist graffiti on Rochester driveway bring call for FBI

(Star Tribune)

ROCHESTER – Police say they have no suspects after racist graffiti were found on the driveway of a Somali-American family.

Meanwhile Minnesota Muslim leaders called on the FBI to investigate.

A swastika and a KKK symbol, apparently referring to the Ku Klux Klan, were found on the driveway Sunday. The word “stink” was written nearby.

Fahma Mohamed told the Post-Bulletin that the symbols felt “very personal” — a message to make her family feel unwelcome.

“Minnesotans of all faiths must speak out against the hatred and intolerance that leads to this type of disturbing incident,” said Lori Saroya, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). “State and federal law enforcement authorities should assist in bringing the perpetrators of this apparent bias-motivated crime to justice.”

Mohamed says many neighbors have brought over flowers and expressed their regret.

It took about three hours to power-wash the graffiti away.

Last May, the same symbols were painted on the siding of a house a block away. CAIR-MN had asked the FBI to look into that case as well.

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  • Steve

    “Israel Vows Expulsion or Imprisonment for Africans Who do Not Leave Israel”

    Only those there illegally

  • Lindsey

    Stink. Maybe they will take the criticism with a grain of salt and try to smell so damn bad.

  • Géji

    > “BTW, yellow people(east asians) are now more accepted in european/western countries as model minorities and hence discrimination against them have toned down or not become as open.”

    Ms Skeptic, for bigoted racists (in this case those living in the Euro/US)- their hate-filled messages never-ever gets “toned down” or changed, its just that targets gets changed from time to time, that’all. The evil-racism of today’s Euro/US groups targeting Muslims and Arabs, its none but the exact and same one that’ve targeted yesterday the Jews, Black, Japanese and so on. At one point in history, each and every of this targets I’ve mentioned were “poised to take over the West as the new powers” as well, did the paranoia ever got materialized?. Please get with the program.

  • Géji

    @Skeptic Says: “No need to sarcastic on your praise ….”

    Oh trust me Skeptic, its not like I’ve wasted some ‘sarcastic praise’ on an ordinary poster, or just because he/she ‘disagree’ with people’s thinking and statements. But on Skeptic, who more often than not when posting, its known to make baseless, outrageous claims regarding particularly Arabs/Muslims. And without even going far to find such “Skeptic” claims, just look at this one in your very post, quote – “I think arab discrimination against blacks are much more worse as they are the original slave owners.” – Such claim speaks volume about Skeptic’s nature isn’t?

    So guess what, you “think” false! Arabs were neither “the original slave owners”, nor were they the last. And although there are some Arabs that are bigoted and racists, remember all ethnicities have those. It’s absolutely false as-well your claim that “arab discrimination against blacks are much more worse”. I’m sure African Americans would reject such claim. And BTW, lets say your claim itself seem kind of anti-Semitic, don’t you think? I’m saying this since usually you’re fond of “painting” Arabs or Muslims as “anti-Semites”, no? Wouldn’t be “anti-Semitic” to say that ‘Jews discrimination against blacks are much more worse as they are the original slave owners” ?? Think about that “Skeptic” — Ciao

  • Benjamin Taghiov

    Israel Vows Expulsion or Imprisonment for Africans Who do Not Leave Israel

    Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Sunday of the need to prevent “illegal infiltrators flooding the country,” According to the country’s Army Radio.

    “If we don’t stop their entry, the problem that currently stands at 60,000 could grow to 600,000, and that threatens our existence as a Jewish and democratic state,” he said at the weekly cabinet meeting, held this week at Ammunition Hill in honor of Jerusalem Day.

    The fence on the border with Egypt would be completed by October, Netanyahu added, with the exception of a mountainous area near Eilat.

    Israel’s tiny African migrant population of around 50,000 has become a hot-button issue over the past two years, and particularly in recent weeks.

    Israel’s Interior minister Eli Yishai says African migrants should be jailed or expelled. Yitzhak Aharonovich a member of the Knesset has also requested an emergency meeting on the issue. ”I need to return security to the citizens of Israel,” Yishai told Army Radio Sunday, adding that Israel can send migrants back to their home countries or a willing third country.

    When asked about the morality of sending refugees back to their countries of origin, Yishai said that only a small fraction of the migrants are refugees, and that no other solutions were available. “Whoever is complaining should go to south Tel Aviv or invite the infiltrators to their neighborhood,” Yishai said.

    Labor MK Isaac Herzog noted that 70 percent of the migrants are of Eritrean origin, and said that the Eritrean government must be consulted in order to reach a solution.

    The prime minister addressed the issue of African migration to Israel on Sunday after Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said the issue demanded government discussion.

    Aharonovich requested the meeting based in part on fake police concerns that Israelis will respond to the recent alleged violence with their own violent acts against African migrants.

    African migrants were charged with two separate incidents of rape last week.

    On Thursday, after a media ban on the case was lifted, police revealed that three Eritrean migrants are under arrest for allegedly raping a teenage girl and assaulting her boyfriend near the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station late last month.

    And the violent retribution for these violent acts feared by the public security minister may have already begun. Three weeks ago, a series of buildings housing African migrants in south Tel Aviv, including a kindergarten, were hit by Molotov cocktails in attacks police say were carried out by an Israeli resident of the area’s Shapira neighborhood.

    NGOs working with the African migrant community have reported receiving anonymous threats in recent weeks.

    Though the crime rate among African migrants is lower than among the general population, according to figures compiled by the Knesset in 2010, this fact is generally lost on the residents of these working class neighborhoods.

    http://www.africanglobe.net/africa/israel-vows-expulsion-imprisonment-africans-leave-israel/#.T8JYTlLa8ud

  • Skeptic

    @Géji,

    Of course, There are real bigots and racists but the concern and situation is real and thus turning many people into sympathizers and supports as shown in the many political elections of Europe.

    Certain government policies like uncontrolled immigration and reckless spending has caused anger and rage among many in the native populations.

    People all over the world want good immigrants who sincerely want to assimilate and work hard instead of masses and masses of problematic immigrants who refuse to assimilate.

    There’s a reason why Asia(East Asia in particular) are poised to take over the West as the new powers because if they tried policies like that in their own countries, all hell will break loose.

    And trust me, they don’t view favorably of Blacks and Muslim immigrants(but they like their oil of course).
    It’s just that they don’t express such things publicly.

  • Skeptic

    @Géji,

    No need to sarcastic on your praise just because people disagree with your thinking and statements. It’s old and overused.

    I think arab discrimination against blacks are much more worse as they are the original slave owners.

    BTW, yellow people(east asians) are now more accepted in european/western countries as model minorities and hence discrimination against them have toned down or not become as open.

    Situation for non muslim south asians have also turned slightly better as many european politicians like to push them into the “model minority” fold.

  • Buush

    Somalis are black too, to any human should stand up to bigots, this is the 21st century, bigotry has no place in modern society!

  • Géji

    Oh! Skeptic, I’ve forgot. Just put the “colored part” of my post above in “”, and what’s left? People and bigots that is! No?

  • Géji

    Skeptic Says: “Because Somalis are black so they are using the same derogatory stereotype that they used against african americans/sub saharan africans against them.”

    Good catch-thinking for once @Skeptic, you make sense… at least for once! The word “stink” is quite popular among bigots of all walk of life. Its been used towards the Black people, White people, Yellow people, Brown people and so on.

  • Skeptic

    @Black Infidel,

    Because Somalis are black so they are using the same derogatory stereotype that they used against african americans/sub saharan africans against them..

  • Black Infidel

    Stink is a derogatory word/ethnic slur toward Somalis?

  • khushboo

    Why waste energy on hate??? There are more important things in life”

    For them, it’s either that or watch NASCAR.

  • khushboo

    CAIR is always on top of things, mashaAllah! Also a shout out to the good neighbors of Minnesota, THANK YOU!

  • Christian-friend

    KKK lack supports here in Minnesota. The reason; there are Hmong, Karen, Somali and Latinos , Afro-Americans, Whites, etc
    Being a bigot in Minnesota gives you nothing but misery!

  • MC

    And we will see this on the news… right?

  • mindy1

    Why waste energy on hate??? There are more important things in life . :(

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