Minnesota Public Radio features by Mukhtar Ibrahim http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30748 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:03:42 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Mukhtar Ibrahim http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Ebola epidemic hits close to home for Minnesota's West African community The Ebola epidemic sweeping across West Africa has hit hard in Minnesota, which has one of the nation's largest West African populations. Some aim to send medical supplies to Liberia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/07/ebola-minnesota?refid=0 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:13:42 -0500 Minnesota Somalis: Death of al-Shabab leader a blow against terrorism Many in the Somali community see Ahmed Abdi Godane Godane's killing as a step in the right direction. But they say the war against al-Shabab is not over yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/05/al-shabab-leaders-death?refid=0 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:16:16 -0500 Missing Faribault teen found in Michigan A 17-yeard-old Faribault girl who had been missing since Aug. 25 was found in Michigan Wednesday morning, Faribault police said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/03/missing-teen-found?refid=0 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:49:11 -0500 Faribault police search for missing 17-year-old girl Faribault police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager who was last seen on Aug. 25. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/02/missing-faribault-girl?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:47:41 -0500 Coleman requests review of controversial arrest captured on video Mayor Chris Coleman said he plans to meet with the NAACP, the African-American Leadership Council, the Saint Paul Black Ministerial Alliance and police officials to discuss the incident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/29/st-paul-arrest-review-requested?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:10:46 -0500 St. Paul police identify officers involved in Thursday morning shooting Officers Joseph Sandquist, who shot and killed the man, and Mark Grundhauser both have been with the department for nearly two years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/29/st-paul-officers-identified?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:32:56 -0500 FBI tries to stem flow of recruits to Syria; 2nd Minnesotan feared dead More Minnesotans are on the way to Syria, the FBI says. Two are now feared to have died fighting with militants. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/28/minnesotans-fighting-in-syria?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:42:40 -0500 Douglas McAuthur McCain, a man with Minnesota ties, killed in Syria The 33-year-old man was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/douglas-mccain?refid=0 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:20:06 -0500 Dayton calls for halt to Fargo-Moorhead diversion, wants Minnesota review first In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gov. Mark Dayton said agency should not allow the project to proceed until Minnesota can complete an environmental impact statement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/dayton-diversion?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:10:49 -0500 Somali president calls on diaspora to denounce al-Shabaab Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urged Somali-Americans gathered Saturday night in Minneapolis not to raise money for al-Shabaab, and he called on parents to prevent their children from being brainwashed by the militant group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/10/somali-president-calls-on--diaspora-to-denounce-alshabaab?refid=0 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:30:21 -0500 Why Somali presidents come to Minnesota and what it means Mohamud's visit is more than a Minnesota courtesy call. The state is home to the nation's largest Somali-American population, an influential group that helps sustain Somalia's economy through investment and money transfers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/09/why-somali-presidents-come-to-minnesota-and-what-it-means?refid=0 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:08:01 -0500 Jihad in Syria lures Somalis from Minnesota Over the past few months, as many as 15 young Somali-American men from the Twin Cities have traveled to Syria to join radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime, according to the FBI. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/somali-americans-syria?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Interracial marriage still new in Somali community When Idil Mohamed walks down the street with her husband, they often attract stares, and sometimes rude comments, because she is Somali and he is white. Somalis who marry non-Somalis are breaking the social norms of marriage and cultural traditions in their community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/31/somali-interracial-marriage?refid=0 Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:15:06 -0500 Minneapolis affordable housing organization working to keep people off the streets A Minneapolis nonprofit aims to provide affordable housing to low-income and homeless people, and those it has helped will tell you the program is working. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/02/aeon-housing?refid=0 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:25:43 -0600 U of M students rally to support Egypt protesters More than 50 people gathered in front of Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota Friday to show support and solidarity with the Egyptian people who are protesting against their government. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/28/egypt-minn-rally?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:06:58 -0600 Twenty years after Somali government collapse, Minnesota youth reflect on ongoing war Kids who play soccer in Mogadishu know what to do when a fight breaks out near their playground. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/26/somali-youth?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:37:32 -0600 Two injured in shooting outside Mpls. community center Two people were injured Monday evening after an apparent drive-by shooting outside the Brian Coyle Community Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighorhood of Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/24/cedar-riverside-shooting?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:05:56 -0600