Somali Muslim as Minnesota State Representative?
Sworn in on a Quran.
Claims Islam is peaceful.
Meet Minnesotas newest face of liberal women against Trump.
Does Rep. Ilhan Omar actually expect the American people to remain silent, on the strict Sharia laws of her own homeland, Somalia?
Blasphemy enforced with execution.
Being homosexual illegal.
Adultery illegal, including getting raped.
We the American people, will not remain silent, to outright lies.
Should someone glorifying Sharia, not born in the USA, be allowed into this position of power at all?
Is it time to revise the birthright qualifications for Congress?
Ilhan Omar is an experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate. She was recently elected as the Minnesota House Representative for District 60B, making her the highest-elected Somali-American public official in the United States. Ilhan is the Assistant Minority Leader, with assignments to three house committees; Civic Law & Data Practices Policy, Higher Education & Career Readiness Policy and Finance, and State Government Finance. In addition to serving in the legislature, Ilhan is a mother of three and the Director of Policy Initiatives at Women Organizing Women, where she empowers East African women to take civic leadership roles in their community. Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was eight. The family spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the United States in 1990s.
The US State Department and most Western nations advise that you avoid all travel to Somalia for any reason. Continuous activity by the al-Qaida affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab has resulted in numerous kidnappings, suicide bombings and generalized chaos. There is a particular terrorist threat to foreigners in places where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, including airports, government buildings, hotels, and shopping areas. In 2016, there were 14 documented attacks directed at hotels, restaurants, and the international airport in Mogadishu. While the semi-autonomous region Somaliland is a dramatic improvement from most of the rest of the country, “safe” is an extremely relative term in Somalia. In latest 2017 Autumn attacks, over 350 were killed in what was the deadliest incident ever in the capital. Independent travel will most likely result in your death.
Rape Victim Stoned to Death in Somalia Was 13, U.N. Says
The United Nations said Tuesday that a Somali stoned to death by Islamist militants after she had been accused of adultery was a 13-year-old girl who had been raped while visiting her grandmother.
Somali woman and journalist arrested for reporting rape
A woman has been arrested in Somalia’s capital after she alleged in a video interview posted online that she had been raped at gunpoint by colleagues.
The journalist who interviewed the 19-year-old has also been detained in Mogadishu, but the two men accused of rape have not been arrested.
It has been reported that the arrests came after those accused of rape complained about defamation.
The UN has called for a “proper investigation” into the case.
Earlier this year, another alleged rape victim and the reporter she had spoken to were sentenced to a year in prison for “offending state institutions”.
Somali executed for ‘apostasy’
An Islamist militia has executed a Somali politician who they accused of betraying his religion by working with non-Muslim Ethiopian forces.
An Islamist spokesman in the port of Kismayo told the BBC that Abdirahman Ahmed was shot dead on Thursday.
Somalia’s al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery
Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery.
Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters.
He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with a woman and impregnating her, despite having two wives, an official said.
Al-Shabab occasionally passes such sentences for sexual offences in areas it controls in Somalia.
Slaverys Last Stronghold
Mauritania’s endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery.
In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery. Activists are arrested for fighting the practice.
“On this land, everybody is exploited.” The vast Saharan nation didn’t make slavery a crime until 2007. Only one slave owner has been successfully prosecuted.
Slavery in Africa: Rwanda Offers to Take 30,000 Refugees After Human Auctions in Libya Spark Anger
The sale of African migrants at auctions in Libya has sparked outrage across the continent.
A CNN report published earlier in November obtained footage of an auction, at which migrants stranded in the North African country were sold for as little as $400.
For thousands of migrants from across sub-Saharan Africa, Libya is the last stopping point in Africa before making a perilous journey across the Mediterranean in the hope of reaching Europe. But crackdowns on people-smuggling by European and Libyan authorities have left many migrants at the mercy of traffickers in Libya.
Libya assembly votes for Sharia law
Libya’s National Assembly has voted to make Sharia, Islamic law, the foundation of all legislation and state institutions in the country.
The immediate scope of the General National Congress”s (GNC) decision on Wednesday was not clear, but a special committee will review all existing laws to guarantee they comply with Islamic law.
“Islamic law is the source of legislation in Libya,” the GNC said in a statement after the vote. “All state institutions need to comply with this.”
The decision may impact banking, criminal and financial laws. One specific reform might include a shift to Islamic finance regulations that avoid interest and pure speculation.