Facts dictate otherwise. It is a known fact that the Somali community in Minnesota has high crime and a high murder rate and to try and say otherwise is ridiculous. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rise-of-somali-gangs-plagues-minneapolis/ Then for your reading enjoyment…..Somali criminal activities in America have quickly taken their place as one of the most serious issues facing the authorities in Minnesota.
–In May 2013, a large group of Somali gang members began randomly attacking joggers on a Minneapolis trail that runs along the Mississippi River and leads into Anoka County Riverfront Park. The assailants demand no money, and the only motivation seems to be a penchant for violence. To date, all of the victims have been white.
–In May 2013, Mohammed Mukhtar, 18, was sentenced in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court to eight years in prison for breaking into a 50-year-old woman’s apartment in Portland, and raping her as she slept. Judge Richard Mulhern said: “This was a terrible assault on a sleeping, helpless victim,” and that Mukhtar has “no prospect for rehabilitation.” Mukhtar pleaded guilty a month earlier to gross sexual assault, burglary and aggravated criminal trespassing.
–In November 2010, 29 Somali gang members were indicted for running an interstate sex-trafficking ring that forced Somali girls, as young as 12-years-old into prostitution. The girls were regularly transported from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to Nashville and Columbus, Ohio.
The Standard-Examiner reported: The Somali gang members, with nicknames like “Fatboy,” “Forehead” and “Pinky,” passed the girls around like chattel for sex with other gang members or with paying customers. One girl they sold for liquor. Another they pimped for a blunt. Sometimes, they picked the girls up from school, to have sex in apartments or abandoned garages or even in a restroom stall in a suburban shopping mall.
In July 2012, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek testified before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on the threat which Somali refugees now pose to not only Minnesota, but to the entire nation.