From Minneapolis to Mogadishu - THE RAGEH OMAAR REPORT - Al Jazeera English At least 20 young American men of Somali background secretly left their homes in Minneapolis to return to Somalia and fight alongside a militant group called al-Shabab, with links to al-Qaeda.They wanted to resist an US-backed invasion of their homeland by neighbouring Ethiopia.Among them was Shirwa Ahmed who became the first known American suicide bomber.Al-Shabab was on Washington's list of terror organisations, so all the young men who went to fight in Somalia were classified as terrorists. The impact on the Somali community in Minneapolis was devastating and they are still feeling the repercussions two years later.
Russia donates wheat to Ethiopia. Why? Russia has donated a large quantity of wheat to Ethiopia, according to a report by Xinhua, a Chinese news agency. Meanwhile, Indian, Chinese and Saudi Arabian corporations are given large tracts of fertile land by Ethiopia's genocidal regime to grow wheat, corn and other food to be exported to their countries. This the kind of game that is being played on the people of Ethiopia by Meles Zenawi's junta and its Western backers. Ethiopia doesn't have a shortage of food. Russia can keep its wheat. What Ethiopia lacks is a legitimate government.
Israel jails Arab for 'deceit rape' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English Many Israeli Jews have hostile views of mixed relationships with Arabs [EPA]An Arab living in Israel has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for having consensual sex with an Israeli woman who apparently believed he was Jewish.Sabbar Kashur was sentenced on Monday after being convicted of "rape by deception".According to the court, Kashur met a Jewish woman in Jerusalem in 2008 and introduced himself as a single Jew looking for a serious relationship. The two had sex in a nearby building.