Why would they leave a climate more like home to move to the frigid north in droves? All sorts of reasons are given in this article from the Phoenix New Times—-supposedly for jobs, to be with family members, Somali “community,” better welfare, but not mentioned is to build political power through numbers. Minnesota will be the first state to push for aspects of Shariah Law to be put in place, in my opinion.
Here is how the reportbegins (there is always a sad individual or family that is the star of the story! J-school 101!):
Bilad Yusuf and her seven kids were on their way to Minnesota, less than two months after they arrived in Phoenix.
“We didn’t know how to get jobs here, and even if we did, we didn’t know how we’d get to them,” she explained through an interpreter who translated from Somali to English.
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