Why are they being settled in Minnesota and Maine, the coldest states in the U.S.?
I noticed them in Minnesota too, mostly working in parking garages. Gorgeous men, their hair is curly not kinky. Definite Arab mixture.
But they aren't going to Minnesota of their free will? Who is putting them there and why?
They keep better?
Gorgeous skin. Like silk dark chocolate.
Diluting White areas.
Too cold for a pirate ship.
I want to live in a white only area.
They're not an "Arab mixture." They're intermediate.
There are a lot of social services set up in Minneapolis-St Paul (many set up specifically for Somalis) and other areas of Minnesota to make the transition to life in the U.S. easier for Somali immigrants.
It is easy for Somali immigrants to find all types of social service assistance in Minneapolis-St Paul and other areas of Minnesota.
The social service agencies have been set up quite a while for them.
Also, relatives of Somali immigrants already established in Minnesota follow their relatives to the Twin Cities and the state, so the population continues to increase due to relatives following other relatives.
With the economy strained, why are we importing Somalis or anyone for that matter?
They are ruining the fabric of this country!
They really are some of the most beautiful people. r3 describes their skin color perfectly, like silky dark chocolate.
What if the fabric is black muslin?
not attractive at all
many are very skinny and homely
many have very volatile hostile personalities
the Somali women in the U.S. are often suppressed by their culture and by their men, many or most wear veils, some covering most of their face, some partially covered faces
domestic violence in Somali households and joining of radical muslim sects are problems in the Twin Cities
Why did churches in Minnesota decide to sponsor them? Are the Somalis Christian or Muslim?
You must respect their traditions like female circumcision, murdering gays, brutality, etc etc.
R13 and R15 are right. They are typically not nice people. Lots of domestic violence. The women are abused physically and emotionally. I'm not being racist, I am just stating my experiences.
R14, Somalis are muslim.
Lots of Muslim temples have sprung up in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa.
And also in Minneapolis-St Paul, there are special Somali/Muslim recreational educational centers.
There is a world-wide demographic shift of large muslim populations springing up in many countries, many states, and many cities.
R14, yes, churches in Minnesota do sponsor the Somali immigrants and volunteer based special social service organizations were and are set up to help the Somali immigrants - services available both in and out of the usual state social service agencies.
R17, you are the typical American idiot.
Yeah, I have to agree with R19. I mean I loathe any religious fanaticism, but you're kind of embarrassing, R17.
You use "Islamics," don't you?
Maine has no residency requirement in order to receive welfare benefits. You can move to Maine tomorrow and apply and start getting benefits. This, needless to say, has made Maine a target location for transients as well.
I see them coming in and out of the local public housing office here in Seattle daily in their burkas. Guess they're not too proud to take "infidel" money?
R19, R20, you are so quick to ridicule, what crummy lousy personalities and lack of character you have
from dictionary.com based on Random House Dictionary 2013
a Muslim temple or place of public worship.
just about every taxi driver in Minneapolis and St Paul is a Somalian
since so many have volatile, hostile personalities, it is not fun having them as taxi driver
they are also orderlies and low level nursing assistants at Mpls-St Paul hospitals - because of their volatile hostile personalities also not fun
Tons in Kansas City. They have a very large enclave in the Northeast neighborhood, formerly home to the Italians.
STFU, R24, you were stupid to use "Muslim temple" and you know it. What a weak attempt to justify it.
You'd sound just as stupid if you used "Catholic temple."
definition of mosque:
Muslim temple or place of public worship
as cited in multiple dictionaries
see dictionary.com based on Random House Dictionary to begin your education
Not really, r28. Mainstream America doesn't know much outside of Christianity.
You're over doing it...
[quote]Mainstream America doesn't know much outside of Christianity.
sorry, meant to copy and paste just first two paragraphs - accidentally printed - didn't mean to print all this
The poster who is offended that mosque was referred to as a Muslim temple = an angry, black,possible down-low man who eats no pork.
They want them to be among friendly people which is why they aren't settling them in NYC, Philly, LA, or anywhere very red.
The women and are beautiful: tall, and willowy. The model Iman is Somali. The men, however, are ;ugly, scrawny, monstrosities. The same can be said about their Ethiopian neighbors. Stunning women, highly unattractive men.
In Africa they say, go East for the beautiful women, and west for the hot guys.
I think Ethiopian men can be very stunning, but Somali women are a lot of fat old hags to me.
They don't adapt to the country they're living in, instead they bring their own [hateful] culture.
The Ethiopian and Somali men are NOT stunning and are not attractive. They are deeply unattractive.
The Ethiopian and Somali women are NOT stunning and are not attractive.
It's true that many of the women are fat and homely.....those in the U.S.
R36, you cannot determine what the women look like by looking at fashion MODELS like Iman!
Angelina Jolie's kid Zahara is Ethiopian or Somali and happens to be gorgeous.
I've had unfortunate run-ins with Somali taxi drivers in Minneapolis and with Somali orderlies/low level nursing assistants in a Minneapolis hospital.
Quite unpleasant with their antagonistic, volatile, hostile, hateful personalities.
They've ruined the taxi cab business in Minneapolis-St Paul since 99 percent of the taxi drivers are now Somalian.
They bring to the U.S. their volatile, hostile personalities which were developed under war conditions and unfortunate conditions in their own country.
And too many of the men are being recruited to violent, radical Muslim sects
There are a good number of Somali women working
at Target in Mpls-St Paul as cash register clerks where they wear their full veils and full traditional Somali clothing.
Meh. Give them a generation or two. They'll move around and inter-breed like most Americans. Soon they'll be pale chocolate and living in Palm Springs.
R35, no, it is because Minneapolis-St Paul and places in the rest of Minnesota have extensive social service organizations and social service agencies set up to help them get settled.
Plus relatives follow other relative to the places in Minnesota where their relatives are already settled.
Sorry, it was one group of people/men that I have never found, even one man, slighty attractive. The men have very feminine features and are scrawny. The women can be beautiful. It's funny, here in DC the Ethiopian/Eritrean women who are westernized dress unbelievable slutty and wear drag queen make up. It's almost funny how they get it so wrong.
The Somali and Ethopian men do not date and marry white women.
They need women from their own culture in order to suppress and oppress them, and to keep them in their place of being subservient and victims of domestic abuse.
Minnesota and Minneapolis-St Paul area also have the largest populations of Hmong in the U.S.
So Minnesota has both the largest populations of Somali and Hmong in the U.S.
Other places in some of the other Midwestern states have large numbers of Somali and Eritrean too.
Like blacks can only go "bongo, bong in the Congo." Fuckin' racist.
No one in their right mind lives in Minnesota it's too fuckin' cold. That is why they Welfare Obama is allowing immigrants into area no one wants to go.
Canada puts them in the Yukon driving taxis. Cause it's so fuckin' cold there no one owns a car as they break down and it's cheaper to taxi than fix your auto.
Minnesota is not nearly as cold as you think.
The summers are very not and often very humid.
The springs are gorgeous and the autumns are stunningly gorgeous with beautiful temperatures.
The winters over the past 10 to 20 years or more often have little snow, and the really cold temps are getting more and more rare.
Even before global climate change, Minnesota at the middle and southern parts of the state were never as cold or as bad as you think.
The temps from the very northern part of the state get touted in the press - but those temps are just at the very most northern part of the state by Duluth and International Falls and the Canadian border.
Living in Minneapolis-St Paul and other parts in the central and middle and southern part of the state are great places to live. Particularly Minneapolis-St Paul is a great place to live.
sorry, the summer are very hot and often very humid
[quote]And too many of the men are being recruited to violent, radical Muslim sects
It's true. The men who attacked the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya were Somali. They're disliked even by their African neighbors.
And two of the Somali men in the Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall attack were directly from Minneapolis-St Paul.
Minneapolis-St Paul has been getting a lot of good press lately as a top place to live. They say it has a high quality of life and MN residents are the healthiest in the country. Great health care system. Third highest rate of gay couples in the nation.
The only negative they say is the cold weather, although R49 disputes that.
I have friends from Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Cameroon and Congo and they're all so different and adapt easily to Western culture. The Somalis and Ethiopians, otoh, live in their own little recreations of their homelands and refuse to intergrate.
R49 is correct, the very cold or disruptively snowy/icy weather has become less common in the metro area the past two decades. (However it's also true that the native standard of a mild winter isn't the same standard an L.A. native would have.)
[quote] They don't adapt to the country they're living in, instead they bring their own [hateful] culture.
That seems to be typical of all immigrant groups these days.
Will a US doctor perform a female circumcision if the parents insist?
Replace 'Somali immigrants' with 'homosexuals' and we would be posting one One Million Moms instead of DL.
I don't think so, R57.
I find Ethiopians are integrated more than Somalis, but most of them are Christians; Eritreans seem to integrate well, too. I think forcing Somali girls to attend local public schools by law has helped with future generations.
In my area they have their own charter school, and I expect there will be more of them in the future, slowing integration.
R53, they lose points for the Minnesota Orchestra going bankrupt and canceling the season.
What is the restaurant scene like in Minn-St. Paul? Shopping? Real estate market?
R61, the musicians in the Orchestra have been on strike, striking for good wages and labor issues.
R63, the music director has quit and left, and concerts are already being cancelled.
I know, R61, R64.
That doesn't mean the Minnesota Orchestra will be disbanded forever.
They are on strike, stiking for good wages and labor issues.
The Orchestra can come back.
All of the concerts were cancelled this season, except for the special concerts performed by the musicians of the Orchestra organized and presented by the musicians without the formal structure of the Orchestra.
Just last weekend, there were three major concerts at a different venue by all the Orchestra members. Those are the final concerts under the leaving conductor.
The Orchestra is not kaput forever.
Most first generation immigrants don't assimilate well. Ever heard of little Italy or Chinatown? It is a gradual process.
I really don't care what R49 says, Minnesota is fucking cold. And Michele Bachman is from there.
But they are NOT PRETTY!
Isn't Alaska colder than Maine?
And Minnesota gave us U.S. SenatorPaul Wellstone (the most left-wing U.S. Senator ever) and Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, two of the best U.S. Senators, and the current Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, who is a left-wing Democrat
And Mitt Romney represented the state of Massachusetts as Governor, the same state which gave us Barney Frank, and tons of other liberals
And Ronald Reagan represented California as Governor, the same state which gave us Jerry Brown, Barbra Boxer, and tons of other liberals
The list is endless.
Only a very naïve, uninformed person without any historical perspective who has little knowledge of the range of representatives in the U.S. House and U.S.Senate and Governor's seats over time from each state would be hung up on one representative.
When I was at the Mayo clinic last summer the city was crawling with them. They have a nice accent and lovely skin for the most part.
And yes it started as church sponsored with many communities participating. Unfortunately gangs have sprouted up in Minn/St Paul and things in some areas are getting ugly. Also some of the young men are becoming Taliban Muslim types.
I was glad to come home to my hippie haven town.
Apparently, the threat of radicalization within the Minnesota Somali community(some of whom were part of the Al-Shabaab Jihad attack in Kenya)is so great that one of their most respected leaders has testified before Congress about the problem.
The Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR has, of course, done everything it can to discredit this man and stop him from getting the information to the public.
The thing is, multiculturalism works if you are Hindu or Sikh or Buddhist or Jewish or Zoroastrian but what wer'e seeing around Europe,Indonesia, the Phillipines and eventually the U.S. is that it doesn't work particularly well for a LOT of Muslims.
R70, the gangs in St Paul, Minnesota (St Paul is 12 miles from Minneapolis, but they are connected somewhat as Twin Cities) are mostly comprised of Hmong and black young men.
Are there now gang members who are Somali?
There are definitely Somali gangs, a few have been involved in prostitution. The Somalis started out small, but now are quickly becoming a burden. A lot are on welfare and other " help" programs. You can thank Lutheran Social Services for most of them. There were several newsworthy cases in Minnesota involving Somalis. One Somali bus driver took issue with an advertisement on her bus for Lavender which is the local gay mag. Another was a problem with Somali taxi drivers refusing to transport people carrying alcohol, people with seeing eye dogs, and gay folks. The last one was Somali cashiers at Target refusing to checkout people who were purchasing pork. They are a hateful homophobic, non assimilating people. I personally don't believe they are beneficial to our community one bit. Rude and also very horrible drivers.
Shouldn't have taken them in. There's no getting rid of them now.
In Canada there was an epidemic of young Somali men getting killed in Alberta.
In the current U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota has FIVE representatives who are Democrats and THREE representatives who are Republican.
The two U.S. Senators currently representing Minnesota are both leftist Democrats, Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.
The current Governor of Minnesota is a leftist Democrat, Mark Dayton.
You don't need to worry about Minnesota not electing Democrats, R80.
As you can see above, Minnesota elects mainly Democrats and leftist Democrats at that.
The Minnesota Orchestra is relocating to Utica, NY.
They are the absolute worst immigrants of anyone. I'll take 100 Latino illegals rather than 1 radical Islamic, hateful, homophobic, extremist Somali. Gross people, gross religion, gross culture.