U.S. court frames Somalis for ‘terrorism’

By STEFANIE LEVI On May 16, a group of about 200 Somali people—mostly women—and their supporters from other communities assembled at the federal building in downtown Minneapolis. The people came to support Hawa Mohamed Hassan, 64, and Amina Farah Ali, 35, both residents of Rochester, Minn., at their sentencing hearing. The courtrooms were filled to…

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[by Joe Auciello] Recently an elderly woman at a John McCain rally told the Republican nominee, “I don’t trust Obama. I read that he’s an Arab…” At this point, no doubt fearing a public relations disaster, McCain took the microphone and told her no, she was wrong. Of course, she was wrong — several times…