Attack Near Mosque Shows al-Shabab Capabilities Intact
The Somali government is trying to determine how a car filled with explosives was able to enter one of the country's most heavily guarded hotels just hours before worshippers gathered for Friday prayers at a neighboring mosque.
Can the Feds Stop Islamic State Recruiters from Preying on Somali Americans?
On Wednesday, President Obama is meeting with world leaders at the White House to discuss homegrown terrorists. The three-day summit, originally planned for last October, was revamped in the light of recent attacks in Europe carried out by radicalized Muslims. Among the topics will be how local communities can prevent disenfranchised youth from heading to Syria or committing violent acts closer to home in places like Los Angeles, Boston, or Minneapolis.
Local Politicians Seem Slow to Respond to Remittance Crisis in Seattle's Large Somali Community
My recent post on the discontinuation of Somali remittances, and the very devastating affects this change is likely to have on Somalia and East Africa as a whole, drew a strong response from the greater Seattle community.
Calgary has lost a legendary business man, restaurant owner and personality.
Marco Abdi, owner of Italian restaurant La Brezza in Bridgeland for about 30 years, died of lung cancer on Sunday in a Calgary hospital. He was 59. A public memorial service and celebration of his life is being planned.
Government's anti-extremism initiative divides Twin Cities' Somali community
The Twin Cities' Somali-American community and religious leaders are divided over an anti-terrorism initiative that aims to deter young Muslims from enlisting with the Islamic State and other violent extremist groups.