A few hundreds gathered at NW Islamic center ti welcome a few from Syrian Refugee families.. , great spirit and great hospitality…., the story of a young Syrian girl who lost her father in Al Assad prison.. “My father didnt want to leave Syria, he was arrested and tortured to death in Assad prison” she explained with a worried smile
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How bread identfy the culture of immigrants, bread protect us, comfort us in the new world, bread who we are…flat bread, …is the best thing happend to America since the sliced bread…Bread has been offered as a sacrifice to God (and in previous times to the
gods. Some religions believe that consecrated bread is God. In the Middle
Published on Dec 7, 2015
Commuinty Vigil: We Stand with Refugeees,
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect. Coalition members work together to advocate for just and equitable immigration policies, educate faith communities, and serve immigrant populations around the country.
Come join us at the Governor’s Mansion to stand in solidarity with refugees, to declare MN a place of welcome, and to reject the politics of fear and hate.
Community Vigil: We Stand With Refugees
Sun December 6th 2:30 PM · Minnesota Governor’s Residence · Saint Paul, MN
Published on Oct 3, 2013
StarTribune reported, the bombing of a Kenyan shopping mall by Al-Shabab is shining an unwelcome spotlight on Minnesota’s Somali community, which has been tied in the past to terrorism and Islamic extremism.
Home to the largest Somali community in the United States, the Twin Cities has been a recruiting ground for Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaida-linked extremist Islamic group that has taken responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
Minnesota Somali leaders on Monday moved quickly to distance the community from the attacks, while awaiting word on the possibility that recruits from the state may once again be involved in violent terrorist action overseas. They refused to address reports that Somali-Americans were involved in the attack and said they had little information about who may have been involved.
Kyle Loven, a spokesman for the FBI in Minnesota, said the local office’s investigation into recruitment of Somali-Americans into Al-Shabab remains active. He added that the local office is monitoring the situation in Nairobi but is not able to confirm identities of anyone involved.