Sunday, May 4, 2014

Could Somalis swing to GOP: In the Twin Cities, a shifting Somali alliance

                                                       Abdimalik Askar rising star in the GOP

Though the intriguing trend in the Somali community toward an advocacy for Republican and conservative ideas and a defection from the DFL camp is worrisome to some, it is not surprising.
During the recent election the DFL undertook to bus Somali immigrants to polling station, employing rhetoric that the party would fight for them against the Republican push to cut benefits. But this claim simply doesn't work anymore. The DFL gospel that accuses the Republicans of being elitist, snobbish, selfish, obscenely rich and out of touch of our reality is finally now being carefully scrutinized.
In the 1990s, Somalis began to trickle into the Twin Cities, and most of the broader population did not take notice. Since then, the Somali community has grown tremendously, and the Twin Cities now boasts the largest Somali population of any urban area in the country.
Somalis now populate the center of Minneapolis, the Cedar Riverside area and beyond into suburbs and small towns throughout the state. They have slowly developed social networks, odd jobs here and there with very limited language capability. More Somali children are enrolled in elementary and high schools, and Somali business centers went up first mostly in Minneapolis, later spreading to other areas.
Having lived through years of strife and civil war, life once again has started to blossom, with the exception that the Somali community is now politically schizophrenic. The lives of immigrants in general, particularly Somalis, are not in line with DFL political views. Somalis are generally conservative in aspects of social issues and yet are tied to the DFL by the simple notion that Republican are out there to take away their rights and means of living. This polemic disarmed the community and reduced them to a voting bloc for the DFL. But this kind of discourse, advocating for perpetual government dependence and handouts without any tacit instruction of how to move away from this situation, is perplexing.
The paternalistic attitude of DFLers toward the Somali community -- as a voting bloc rather than as individuals who bring something to the table -- is harmful. Graduation rates of immigrants in Minneapolis high schools are deplorable, and city taxation and business regulations are stifling entrepreneurial spirit.
Furthermore, the recent 300-page report by Advocates for Human Rights, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, disclosed the worst racial disparities in health, education and other sectors of public services to immigrant populations living in Minnesota. The grueling question is, who is behind all these failed policies?
The Somali community is going through transformative ideological shifts and is edging into the electoral system. Having unseated senior city council member Robert Lilligren by a wide margin, it is now engaged in political combat with another senior legislator, longtime DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis, District 60B.
The debate about political affiliation now rages inside the coffee places, living rooms and mosques, and one thing everyone seems to agree is that the DFL thus far is keeping the community isolated in a revolving door of poverty and government dependence.
Omar Jamal of the Twin Cities has long been active on issues relating to Somalia and the Somali-American community.
Ex Speaker & GOP Pres candidate Newt Gingrich working on a novel that centers on the Somali community in Minnesota
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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