Somali Residents in Minnesota get 18 More Months

There are 598 comments on the KAAL TV - Minnesota story from Mar 11, 2008, titled Somali Residents in Minnesota get 18 More Months. In it, KAAL TV - Minnesota reports that:

Thousands of immigrants are resting comfortably tonight after the Federal Government gives them the o-k to stay in this country.

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melissa

Owatonna, MN

#1 Mar 12, 2008
Enough is enough. How much is this going to cost tax payers in extra taxes for health care, education, social services???
john

Owatonna, MN

#2 Mar 12, 2008
This B.S. has to stop, they are the rudist people I have ever encountered,they cut in front of a person at the clinic,grocery store and any other place they can use there "FREE COUPONS" at,this has to stop..........
WOW

United States

#3 Mar 12, 2008
Melissa? John? Same person maybe?

So welcoming of you... they are freaking refugees! They were kicked out of their own country.

Intolerant racists!
Ali

United States

#4 Mar 16, 2008
Ok, u guys wait, every culture have their own dump pple and smart pple, may be the ones ur guys r talking about r the somalian rudest pple. Somalians r nice pple, so dnt represent them with all somalians.
John

Austin, MN

#5 May 25, 2008
If you guys think that Somalians are so nice, try living next door to them. After you respect their rights you will lose your own and you will feel more like you live in Somolia. I have immigrant frends who work hard, don't asked anything from the government and appreciate this country. I don't feel the same about Somalians.

“Love is hard to find”

Since: Apr 08

Palestine Texas

#6 May 25, 2008
John wrote:
If you guys think that Somalians are so nice, try living next door to them. After you respect their rights you will lose your own and you will feel more like you live in Somolia. I have immigrant frends who work hard, don't asked anything from the government and appreciate this country. I don't feel the same about Somalians.
What do you mean by, "you will lose your own"? Are they aware that they are behaving in a socially unacceptable way? I think most of the immigrants in my area adapt fairly well. There are some who just don't get it and these are usually those over 30. Perhaps it's time for greater dialogue.
Somali Warlord

Birmingham, UK

#7 May 26, 2008
those somalis must be helped at all cost.

“Love is hard to find”

Since: Apr 08

Palestine Texas

#8 May 26, 2008
Somali Warlord wrote:
those somalis must be helped at all cost.
They are being helped at all costs that is why they are living in "The Great Satan" America getting free housing, food, financial assistance that even most US citizens can't get.

That is what John is complaining about. John exclaims that those Somalis, unlike other immigrants who come to the US and live for free, are behaving improperly as if they do not know or appreciate the assistance they get from the US tax payers. John further laments that apart from being unappreciative, Somalis in his area seem to be even more demanding and somehow trying to place restrictions on other people in the community unjustly by taking advantage of their kindness and generousity. If John is correct then they need to learn to adapt to the American way of life--and pronto.

Since: May 08

Windhoek, Namibia

#9 May 27, 2008
Somali Guy has 18 Months
Alice Winterspoon

Owatonna, MN

#10 May 27, 2008
Oh you kids are ao silly. They are just people doing what they think they should for themselves and their families. There are plenty of native born american't collecting welfare and unemployment when they dont need it. It's a silly thing to care about so much. It dosent hurt you kids, so shut your traps.
thats my say thank you
Greg

Maple Grove, MN

#11 May 29, 2008
BrothaLove wrote:
<quoted text> John exclaims that those Somalis, unlike other immigrants who come to the US and live for free, are behaving improperly as if they do not know or appreciate the assistance they get from the US tax payers. John further laments that apart from being unappreciative, Somalis in his area seem to be even more demanding and somehow trying to place restrictions on other people in the community unjustly by taking advantage of their kindness and generousity. If John is correct then they need to learn to adapt to the American way of life--and pronto.
Precisely.

I live in the Twin Cities. Of all the immigrant groups the Somalis are by FAR the worst neighbors and guests. They are ungrateful for all they've been given. They're rude. They're demanding. They have an enormous, unbounded sense of entitlement. They have no desire for assimilation. They have no respect for our community, laws or culture.

And it's not a racial issue, at least for me, and I'd like to think for most people. The Kenyans I've met, for example, seem to be wonderful people - so very different from Somalis, even though their country is right next door to Somalia.

“Love is hard to find”

Since: Apr 08

Palestine Texas

#12 May 29, 2008
Greg wrote:
<quoted text>
Precisely.
I live in the Twin Cities. Of all the immigrant groups the Somalis are by FAR the worst neighbors and guests. They are ungrateful for all they've been given. They're rude. They're demanding. They have an enormous, unbounded sense of entitlement. They have no desire for assimilation. They have no respect for our community, laws or culture.
And it's not a racial issue, at least for me, and I'd like to think for most people. The Kenyans I've met, for example, seem to be wonderful people - so very different from Somalis, even though their country is right next door to Somalia.
It's evident that they have this problem with evey country and society that hosts them. The Arabs don't want them, other Africans burn them, and even in peaceful places like MN they refuse to get along with others. Hopefully they will someday learn that they too can get along with others if they become more willing and accepting of other peoples cultures.

I agree. I do not see this as a racial issue either. Generally people do not have anything against Somalians on par to what the Jews experience when they move somehwere, but people the world over do complain about their conduct. Indeed Somalians are a proud people, but it would not hurt if more of them were a bit humble too.


Greg as for our side, since we already know that they have a problem assimilating, perhaps we need to make more of an effort to reach out to their community leaders and advise them to develop ways to correct this institutional defect.

Just a thought.
Alice Winterspoon

Owatonna, MN

#13 May 29, 2008
Thats a great idea. The only way to break a cultural barrier is to try. thank you for being an open person and understanding cultures are different. Even if you think they are rude.

“Love is hard to find”

Since: Apr 08

Palestine Texas

#14 May 29, 2008
Alice Winterspoon wrote:
Thats a great idea. The only way to break a cultural barrier is to try. thank you for being an open person and understanding cultures are different. Even if you think they are rude.
Well I wouldn't cast the rude net over the entire Somali population. I was primarily speaking of the problems many have in adapting to their host communities from reading comments and news articles from around the globe. Many [ethnic Somali] live in my area and I don't have a problem with them, but I must admit my interaction is limited in VA. But Alice regardles of cultural differences, there are fundamental aspects of human nature which govern our social interaction with the "other" that according to some comments I've read, they seem to miss/ignore more often than not.

Do you interact with any Somalians in your area? It's obvious you understand the root of the matter. How do you find their/our social integration?

Since: Nov 07

Mama Somalia

#15 May 29, 2008
BrothaLove wrote:
<quoted text> It's evident that they have this problem with evey country and society that hosts them. The Arabs don't want them, other Africans burn them, and even in peaceful places like MN they refuse to get along with others. Hopefully they will someday learn that they too can get along with others if they become more willing and accepting of other peoples cultures.
I agree. I do not see this as a racial issue either. Generally people do not have anything against Somalians on par to what the Jews experience when they move somehwere, but people the world over do complain about their conduct. Indeed Somalians are a proud people, but it would not hurt if more of them were a bit humble too.
Greg as for our side, since we already know that they have a problem assimilating, perhaps we need to make more of an effort to reach out to their community leaders and advise them to develop ways to correct this institutional defect.
Just a thought.
You dont know any ish about Somalis you ungratefull bastard. Somalis in MN are doing good and the reason you and the other haters are hating is because we are taking over the business. No one want any competition. In EU no one hate on us more than they hate on other immigrants you idiot, the same goes for MOST African countries(except for South Africa) and it's only the Khaliij(southern Arab countries like Yemen and Saudi) where there are hostily toward us just like they are hostile towards Indians, other AFricans, Filipinos etc. Other Arab countries are not like that AT ALL. As I said before you dont know any ish about Somalis basterkaad tahay was nacala tu laahi caleyk dameer dameeri dhalay
Greg

Maple Grove, MN

#16 May 29, 2008
CuShitic_PrinceSs wrote:
vitriol snipped...
Gotta love the irony.

“Love is hard to find”

Since: Apr 08

Palestine Texas

#17 May 29, 2008
I know you are proving our points my love. Please, continue.
CuShitic_PrinceSs wrote:
<quoted text>
You dont know any ish about Somalis you ungratefull bastard. Somalis in MN are doing good and the reason you and the other haters are hating is because we are taking over the business. No one want any competition. In EU no one hate on us more than they hate on other immigrants you idiot, the same goes for MOST African countries(except for South Africa) and it's only the Khaliij(southern Arab countries like Yemen and Saudi) where there are hostily toward us just like they are hostile towards Indians, other AFricans, Filipinos etc. Other Arab countries are not like that AT ALL. As I said before you dont know any ish about Somalis basterkaad tahay was nacala tu laahi caleyk dameer dameeri dhalay

“Love is hard to find”

Since: Apr 08

Palestine Texas

#18 May 29, 2008
African-MadBoy wrote:
Somali Guy has 18 Months
Are there any in Namibia? How do they get along with the rest of the population?
somali love usa

Butler, WI

#19 Jun 6, 2008
hey.you guys,i readyour statement,but i feel you all streotyping becouse all humanbeig are not equal,you don't even give some credit,keep in mind that different culture and lack of american culture also language.try to talk to them intelectually.i bet you will understand how wonderfull people they are.. thanks all you..
TRUTH

Härnösand, Sweden

#20 Jun 8, 2008
Put the Hatorade back in the fridge, you haters. We all know that Somalis in the Twin Cities are doing good for themselves.
The Somalis came to that place in the 90´s wih nothing except for their refugee status and now there are almost 1000 businesses owned by Somalis.

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