I found a news story about the Somalian culture group. The story from The Star Tribune was in relation to a particular Somali gang linked to a sex ring in Minnesota.
The story refers specially to the group as a "large scaled Somali gang" multiple times. The writer points out how a 15-year-old girl was being promoted by these Somalian males. The story also mentions some of the men as being members of the terrorist group Al-Shabab.
I asked my friend Mustafa Hassan, a 21-year-old Somalian student, to read the story and reflect on it. "This story doesn't surprise me at all," Hassan said. "There's always stuff in the news about Somalians."
"I think the writer wrote too much about the Somalian men. He should have focused more on facts with the girl from the case," Hassan said.
The article also mentioned a Somalian terrorist group, Al-Shabab. "Some people at the U look at me like I'm a terrorist. I've never even had a speeding ticket," Hassan said.
It may have been beneficial to get some quotes from someone other than Ramsey County officials. Even just one Somalian's opinion from the community would've given the article more substance.