Israeli foreign minister says disloyal Arabs should be beheaded
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's foreign minister and the head of a right-wing, Israeli nationalist party, is known for his fiery rhetoric. But he possiblycrossed a line during an election rally in the city of Herzliya on Sunday.
U.S. top court refuses to shield former Somali official from suit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to block a lawsuit filed by a group of Somalis against their country's former prime minister seeking to hold him responsible for torture and human rights abuses in Somalia.
Here's what Mark Bowden, the author of "Black Hawk Down" (which was made into a movie of the same title), wrote after visiting the Twin Cities: “At the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last week, I was emerging from a concourse when three electric carts driven by Somali airport workers whizzed past, startling me. Many Somalis have a distinctive look — very dark skin, slender frames and broad, roundish foreheads — and, to those who know a little about Somalia, it should not be surprising to encounter them at the Minneapolis airport.”
VEAW seeks to open understanding between Somali community and Hennepin County Law Enforcement
This past Thursday, around three-dozen Somali community members gathered in the auditorium of the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis to engage with the Hennepin County Sheriff. Organized by the nonprofit group Voice of East African Women (VEAW), the town hall-style meeting included mothers, fathers, elders, and even a few young people.
UN envoy welcomes ceasefire agreement in central Somalia
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay has welcomed the interim ceasefire agreement between the government of Somalia and the moderate Islamist group Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa.
Muslim school holiday recognition unlikely in Canada
Despite a move by New York City to close its schools for two Muslim holidays starting next fall, it's unlikely anyone but Muslim Canadian students will be allowed to miss those school days north of the border. But some wonder if at least some Canadian schools should follow the Big Apple's lead.