Minnesota Sheriff Reports to Congress on Growing Somalia Gang Threat in Hennepin County
The sheriff of Hennepin County, Minn., told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Wednesday about the threat of Somali gangs in his jurisdiction.
Stanek listed five â€śtypical crimesâ€ť committed by Somali gang members, including credit card fraud, cell phone and gun store burglaries, and witness intimidation. The fifth type of criminal activity is tied to international terrorism, Stanek said.
â€śIn 2007, the local Somali community started to report that some of the youth in the area had essentially disappeared without warning,â€ť Stanek said. â€śIt was later learned that 20 young men had left Minneapolis to travel to Somalia to receive training and fight as members of al- Shabaab....
Dennis Prager wrote: And in Minneapolis, Minn., Muslim taxi drivers, who make up a significant percentage of taxi drivers in that city, refuse to pick up passengers who have a bottle of wine or other alcoholic beverage with them.
This is significant. We are not talking here about Muslim fanatics or Muslim terrorists, but about decent every day Muslims. And what these practices reveal is something virtually unknown in Judeo-Christian societies -- the imposing of one's religious practices on others.