Somalis Settle in Old Mill City in Maine

Somalis Settle in Old Mill City in Maine

There are 206 comments on the Newsday story from May 11, 2007, titled Somalis Settle in Old Mill City in Maine. In it, Newsday reports that:

A prank in which a middle-schooler tossed a slab of leftover Easter ham onto a table surrounded by Somalian Muslim youngsters has exposed -- yet again -- the gaping cultural divide in this struggling former ...

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Harry215

New York, NY

#1 May 11, 2007
I've heard that another lure for the Somalis was the generous welfare benefits. Did the reporter miss that in previous coverage? Is it not true? Or was it ignored because of political correctness?
toasted

Gig Harbor, WA

#2 May 11, 2007
Those Somalis got a great break.
Now, to take over the world and, bring the religion along too.
toasted

Gig Harbor, WA

#3 May 11, 2007
Harry215 wrote:
I've heard that another lure for the Somalis was the generous welfare benefits. Did the reporter miss that in previous coverage? Is it not true? Or was it ignored because of political correctness?
They skipped the slavery and took reparations directly.
ashamed

AOL

#4 May 11, 2007
It's comments like the ones from toasted and Harry215 that make me ashamed to be an American.
Why NOT bring their religion along too? It's sounding to me like the Somalis are more peace-loving than the people they've chosen to live with. And probably less prejudiced too.
Real American

United States

#5 May 11, 2007
Welcome Immigrants! Thank you for enriching the culture of our country! Thank you for having faith in our country and for investing yourselves in it! Thank you for your optimism, courage, and determination to succeed. You re-invigorate the spirit of our country, and I welcome and thank you for it.
New Englander

United States

#6 May 12, 2007
I don't think it's positive: it just sounds like they've formed another ghetto and eventually, most of them will move away. Small New England cities and towns tend to be insular and businesses are family owned; family members and friends get hired first, last and always.
By the way: If the Somali's, who dragged our troops' bodies through the streets of Mogadishu, come here and get everything free, what do the Maine Native Americans get? What does my part-MicMac niece get?
Nothing, that's what.
"Nothing" is also what Maine's taxpayers owe these people. We need more woman-hating third-world invaders like we need holes in our heads.
(The article "cherry picked" information, such as, "he's sending his daughter to Smith College.")
The Mogadishu Store? LOL. What's next for Lewiston: the Black Hawk Down Bar?
TRUTH

Auburn Hills, MI

#7 May 12, 2007
Real American wrote:
Welcome Immigrants! Thank you for enriching the culture of our country! Thank you for having faith in our country and for investing yourselves in it! Thank you for your optimism, courage, and determination to succeed. You re-invigorate the spirit of our country, and I welcome and thank you for it.
Yeah, blah blah blah. Just as long as they're moving into a town 300 miles away from yours right? Yeah, thank you for having faith that we'll support your asses. They must have been disappointed when they saw our streets weren't paved with gold.
BEING BLACK NO PROBLEM

Coram, NY

#8 May 12, 2007
BEING BLACK ISNT THE PROBLEM BUT BEING MUSLIM IS.
FOR ALL THOSE WHO FEEL ASHAMED BECAUSE OF THE RACIAL AND INSENSITIVE REMARKS, I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATION.
BUT IF YOU LOOK AROUND IN OTHER AREAS OF THE WORLD WHERE MUSLIMS IMMIGRATED TO AND RESIDE YOU FIND DISORDER MAYHEM VIOLENCE. MUSLIMS DONT WANT ASSIMILATION THEIR RELIGION FORBIDS IT.
HOW IRONIC THEN THAT CATHOLIC CHARITIES HAS DONE SO MUCH HARM TO AMERICA BY HELPING THOSE WHO WOULD HARM HER.
WHEN ISLAM REFORMS AND ACCEPTS OTHER RELIGIONS AND WHEN THEY ALLOW OTHER FAITHS TO MARRY INTO THEIRS AND VICE A VERSA, WHEN THEY ALLOW MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN RELIGION TO LEAVE AND FIND OTHER RELIGIONS TO BELIEVE IN WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING HARMED OR WORSE, THEN LET THEM IN HERE.
BUT WE ARE TALKING MAYBE ANOTHER 1,000 YEARS OR MORE BEFORE THEY REFORM FOR THE GOOD OF HUMAN KIND.
Yo Momma

Old Town, ME

#9 May 14, 2007
get mental help all u fools
nigras

Melbourne, Australia

#10 May 14, 2007
Who the hell needs these kinds of immigrants? What kind of insane government allows them in? Why should we pick up their tab with the tax dollars the thieving politicians steal from us. Just what we need and want - more black rapists. Did you know that blacks rape over 100 white women per day in this wonderful country of ours.The media covers it up because they want you to think they all act like the Huxtables. If you don't want your daughter to be next, you will need to get a new government. And fire the old one with extreme prejudice.
Josephat Momanyi Mobagi

Kampala, Uganda

#11 May 15, 2007
The case of Somalis in Maine did not start yesterday,once there was a case on the influx of SOMALIS in Maine.But i think it is a right for the Somalis to settle and benefit from the U.S government for they are the people behind the chaos in Somali.
tamrat

BÝstad, Norway

#13 May 20, 2007
there is 1000 years difference between the host and the guests. so theach those 3500 and let them understand the word RESPECT means. i dont like peole leaving their home because of civil war (the meaningless one in somali) and taking for granted the help they get. in somali people die in hunger and cholera. and these dont want to hear the word pork. what about respecting the culture of the one who give the help. i didnt mean that these 3500 say every day thanks to the neighbour or the police man. but they can show their greatfullness by respecting the culture and low of the host country. do they understadn it? it is a chalenge. otherwise send them for short period where they come from and see if they can appreciat if not learn.
RATOS

Menen, Belgium

#14 May 20, 2007
nigras you have a very small brain almost similar to the black rapists
French Whine and SKINNY S

Medford, NY

#15 May 20, 2007
ashamed wrote:
It's sounding to me like the Somalis are more peace-loving than the people they've chosen to live with. And probably less prejudiced too.
I disagree, the Somalis displayed their violent nature when Bill Clinton sent our troops in to FEED THEM! These "peaceful Muslims" are ungrateful killers.
TRUTH

Auburn Hills, MI

#16 May 20, 2007
Josephat Momanyi Mobagi wrote:
The case of Somalis in Maine did not start yesterday,once there was a case on the influx of SOMALIS in Maine.But i think it is a right for the Somalis to settle and benefit from the U.S government for they are the people behind the chaos in Somali.
Yeah, that's right, but everyone wants the good 'ol US of A to come in and clean up their sh*t all the time. Everybody is always crying to America to help out, send money, send people to fight everyone elses battles. And for what? You're all a bunch of ungrateful b*stards.
andarge

United States

#17 May 20, 2007
BEING BLACK NO PROBLEM wrote:
BEING BLACK ISNT THE PROBLEM BUT BEING MUSLIM IS.
FOR ALL THOSE WHO FEEL ASHAMED BECAUSE OF THE RACIAL AND INSENSITIVE REMARKS, I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATION.
BUT IF YOU LOOK AROUND IN OTHER AREAS OF THE WORLD WHERE MUSLIMS IMMIGRATED TO AND RESIDE YOU FIND DISORDER MAYHEM VIOLENCE. MUSLIMS DONT WANT ASSIMILATION THEIR RELIGION FORBIDS IT.
HOW IRONIC THEN THAT CATHOLIC CHARITIES HAS DONE SO MUCH HARM TO AMERICA BY HELPING THOSE WHO WOULD HARM HER.
WHEN ISLAM REFORMS AND ACCEPTS OTHER RELIGIONS AND WHEN THEY ALLOW OTHER FAITHS TO MARRY INTO THEIRS AND VICE A VERSA, WHEN THEY ALLOW MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN RELIGION TO LEAVE AND FIND OTHER RELIGIONS TO BELIEVE IN WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING HARMED OR WORSE, THEN LET THEM IN HERE.
BUT WE ARE TALKING MAYBE ANOTHER 1,000 YEARS OR MORE BEFORE THEY REFORM FOR THE GOOD OF HUMAN KIND.
Thank You Right on the money. God Bless you.
shazaam

Berlin, NH

#18 Jun 28, 2007
This country was'nt built on this type of immigration.100 years ago immigrants only got what they worked for.Now the new immigrants are on the govt(my)tit.They come here,and don't adapt.If these type of immigrants came 300 years ago,they would have never discovered the mississippi.They would have just stayed on the atlantic coast and stole fish from the indians.
peace

Scarborough, Canada

#19 Jun 28, 2007
shazaam wrote:
This country was'nt built on this type of immigration.100 years ago immigrants only got what they worked for.Now the new immigrants are on the govt(my)tit.They come here,and don't adapt.If these type of immigrants came 300 years ago,they would have never discovered the mississippi.They would have just stayed on the atlantic coast and stole fish from the indians.
WHAT ABOUT THE BLACK SLAVES WHO BUILD THIS COUNTRY, WHILE YOUR ANCESTORS TRADES HUMAN LIKE CATTLES. STOP JUDGING BECAUSE YOUR IGNORENCES MANIFESTS IT SELF, MR DUMBO.

African American

Medford, NY

#20 Jun 30, 2007
peace wrote:
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WHAT ABOUT THE BLACK SLAVES WHO BUILD THIS COUNTRY,(Canada) WHILE YOUR CANADIAN ANCESTORS TRADES HUMAN LIKE CATTLE. STOP JUDGING BECAUSE CANADIAN IGNORANCE MANIFESTS IT SELF, MR DUMBO.
THANKS FOR CHECKING IN FROM DON MILLS, CANADA. THAT'S SOME POST.
Afroqueen

Ullerslev, Denmark

#21 Jul 3, 2007
Why are you discussing about Somali immigrants when there is millions of european immigrants who came into you country every year. It's a problem when african or generally non-white immigrants come into you country but not a problem when it's white immigrants. African Immigrants is the most intelligent and hard working immigrants in the US. Just leave them alone they just want a better life like other immigrants.

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