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Black Woman Smashed in Face WIth Beer Mug for Speaking Swahili

Another sickening attack on a woman, sitting with her 4 children in an Applebee’s in Wisconsin… Another Trump supporter undoubtedly was the perpetrator of this violent attack for no reason.

This is what happens when politicians use the news, and the news itself stirs up hate.

Applebee’s Customer Allegedly Attacked For Speaking Foreign Language

Asma Mohamed Jama before and after attack

She says she was speaking to a relative in Swahili when a stranger smashed a beer mug in her face.

A woman who was attacked by another woman in a suburban Minneapolis restaurant, allegedly because she was speaking a foreign language, said she feels traumatized and may move out of Minnesota.

Asma Jama told Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1S7gWxE ) that she was chatting with her family in Swahili, one of three languages she speaks, at an Applebee’s in Coon Rapids on Oct. 30 when a woman in a nearby booth smashed a beer mug in her face. The attack left cuts on her face and a deep gash on her lip that required stiches.

“Somebody hit me because I was speaking a different language,” said Jama, an ethnic Somali who came to Minnesota in 2000 from Kenya. Jama said she couldn’t “believe after all these years somebody hit me because I’m different.”

The woman accused in the attack, Jodie Burchard-Risch, was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with third-degree assault. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for hate crime charges.

The Accused – Jodie Burchard-Risch

Additional charges are possible, said Paul Young, criminal division chief in the Anoka County Attorney’s Office. He noted that prosecutors are still investigating and waiting for medical reports.

A criminal complaint alleges that Burchard-Risch was upset that the victim was speaking in a foreign language and yelled at her, then refused to leave when restaurant managers tried to intervene. Burchard-Risch continued to yell and threw a drink on the victim, then smashed a beer mug in her face before fleeing, according to the complaint.

No working phone numbers for Burchard-Risch could be found Saturday by The Associated Press. Burchard-Risch is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 7. It wasn’t immediately known if she had an attorney.

Jama said she feels “traumatized” and doesn’t feel safe leaving her house alone. When she needed to have the 17 stitches removed from her lip on Thursday, she asked her cousin to join her.

“I’m actually thinking about moving out of Minnesota,” she said. “I’m scared for my life. I don’t feel comfortable here anymore.”

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Domestic terrorism, The Definition of Racism

 

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Orange Jumpsuit Award… Dick Cheney

As we all know, there is little to no chance Dick Cheney will be prosecuted for his many crimes, despite the fact that there is ample legal precedent for his extradition based on the very same legal precedents set by Republicans in prosecuting Bill Clinton after he left office…

I say, turn him over to Nigerian authorities!

A Photoshopped Pic of What Should Happen If We Didin't Have Special Justice for Special People in This Country

Dick Cheney and others face charges in Nigeria

Nigerian investigators say they have filed charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and others connected to the energy services company Halliburton, accusing them of paying bribes to secure a lucrative natural gas project in the 1990s.

Cheney and nine others are accused of charges that include “conspiracy and distribution of gratification to public officials,” Femi Babafemi, a spokesman for the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said Wednesday.

The investigation is part of a long-running case involving Halliburton and a subsidiary firm, Kellogg, Brown and Root, over alleged bribes paid to Nigerian officials to secure $6 billion worth of contracts for a liquefied natural gas project in the Niger Delta.

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2010 in Orange Jumsuit Politicians

 

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Another Massacre in Nigeria

One of the key concerns in Africa of outside observers is the possibility of a full-scale religious war in Nigeria between Moslems and Christians. Over the past 4 years thousands of people have been killed in sectarian violence in tit-for-tat massacres of largely unarmed civilians by roaming mobs of Moslem or Christian men.

The latest massacre, resulting in perhaps 500 killed, occurred in several villages, near the city of Jos. The late-night attacks killed up to 500 people. The attack on the Christian enclave has been seen as a reprisal for attacks in January, in which about 300 herdsmen were killed by youth from the farming community The evidence suggests that there were multiple attacks, one perhaps in retaliation – but the principle victims were Christian farmers.

The attacks are fueled though, by more than just religion.

The town of Jos is all too often a focal point for competition over the use of arable land in central and northern Nigeria, where climate change has dried up pasture lands and forced animal herders closer and closer into farming communities, where their herds can destroy crops.

Jos is also right on the de facto fault line separating the Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north from its mainly Christian south. The farming community in Jos are primarily Christians of the Berom ethnic group, while the herders are ethnic Fulanis who practice Islam.

“Land is central to the conflict in Jos,” says Ugar Ukandi Odey, a Jos-based news reporter for the Nigerian newspaper NEXT. Mr. Odey has been covering the attacks and the tense aftermath. “The Beroms are the original people of Jos, and the Fulanis are nomads moving around with cattle who have settled in amongst the Berom people. But it becomes ethnic and religious, because there are Christians on one side, and the Fulanis are Muslims on the other side.”

A little different view from Al Jazeera in this broadcast, where the reporter claims is was Christians attacking Moslems  –

Contradicted somewhat by this late breaking report

Nigerian authorities say they have arrested scores of people in connection with attacks near the central city of Jos that left more than 200 people dead.

“We have been able to make 95 arrests but at the same time over 500 people have been killed in this heinous act,” Dan Manjang, an adviser to the Plateau State government told the AFP news agency.

Yvonne Ndege, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, said at least 19 Muslim Hausa-Fulani men had been arrested 30km from Jos, where Sunday’s three-hour systematic orgy of violence took place.

“They were found to be carrying hunting guns, axes, spears and knives and the feeling is that they were linked to this attack,” she said.

The violence in three mostly Christian villages Sunday appeared to be reprisal attacks following the January unrest in Jos when most of the victims
were Muslims, Robin Waubo, a Red Cross spokesman, said.

Our correspondent quoted police as saying that the attackers were Muslim Hausa-Fulani herders while the victims were mainly predominantly Christians from the Borom community.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2010 in General

 

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Music Lovers – Check out Nneka

Just ran across this Nigerian born singer, Nneka. Nneka in Igbo means “Mother is right” or “Mother is supreme”.

Nice tune, released in Nigeria and Germany about 10 months ago –

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2010 in Music, From Way Back When to Now

 

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