Political Hardball Alleged in Minneapolis Council Race

Maya Rao, Star Tribune, April 26, 2013

Hundreds of East African immigrants cheered and waved when Minneapolis City Council candidate Abdi War­same took the microphone last week at a DFL caucus across from Riverside Plaza. Shoppers congratulated him as he walked through a Somali mall a few days later, past the bright scarves and carpets for sale.

On the surface, it is a happy tale: the city’s Somalis, denied democracy in their homeland, uniting to elect one of their own to the council.

But the Sixth Ward’s two other campaigns tell a darker story of political hardball, and have filed challenges to the caucuses after complaining to DFL leaders that Warsame’s supporters harassed and intimidated attendees.

The allegations come days before Saturday’s closely watched DFL endorsing convention. The event pits War­same against another Somali candidate, Mohamed Cali, and 11-year Council Member Robert Lilligren, who must prove himself to a much larger population of East African immigrants after a redistricting panel last year redrew the ward’s boundaries. The shift came after Warsame and others advocated for more Somalis to be grouped in one ward.

Volunteers for Lilligren’s campaign said in interviews that people on War­same’s team essentially took over the April 16 caucuses, speaking in Somali and criticizing those who supported the other candidates, while also trying to turn more conservative Somali elders away from Lilligren by highlighting his openly gay status.


In interviews by the Star Tribune with the other candidates and seven other caucus attendees, a picture emerged of caucuses marked by chaos and confusion, with some men wearing Warsame buttons purposely or inadvertently intimidating and excluding those from other campaigns. Caucuses broke for Muslim prayer at 8 p.m.—which the DFL had approved ahead of time—prompting some participants who were not Muslim to leave because of the delays. Much of the business was carried out in Somali, which some caucusgoers did not understand.

Khalid Mohamed, a Lilligren volunteer, said a man wearing a Warsame button shouted at him to give him the pen as he tried to write his name on a delegate sign-in sheet at the Phillips Community Center. Only eight people came out for the councilman that day, he said, compared with about 200 for Warsame, and supporters of the other campaign called him a traitor and an undercover snitch when they saw his Lilligren sticker.

He tried to come back later and write his name again, but the same man grabbed and pushed him. Robert Albee, campaign manager for Cali, said he could hear the fracas from inside an office and came out to see Mohamed against a wall surrounded by men shouting at him in Somali.


In a challenge filed with the DFL Party, Albee said the convener of the Fifth Precinct caucus—at Phillips Community Center—showed up late, did not bring enough supporters to handle about 150 people and lost control of the meeting to Warsame’s campaign. The challenge filed by Zafar said one witness saw a Warsame supporter register attendees instead of the designated DFL official and try to bully people into switching sides. Lilligren’s campaign staff said they had secured support from a number of people in Somali high-rises the afternoon of the caucuses, but by the time the campaign showed up to get them to the events, some of the would-be supporters changed their minds, saying the Warsame campaign had threatened them.

Nimco Ahmed, Lilligren’s longtime City Hall aide, said that when she was campaigning for Lilligren at a Somali high-rise, a woman came up and asked how much they were paying for people to come to support Lilligren. “I said, ‘I’m not paying anything’ … she said, ‘Well, your opponent is paying.’ ”


At one caucus in the Brian Coyle Center, nearly every attendee a reporter spoke with vouched support for War­same, and the candidate received a more enthusiastic reaction from the crowd than did Lilligren and Cali. Some of Warsame’s supporters hovered at the front of the room to monitor the proceedings.

“The reality is this is a movement, we want change,” he said. “We’re going to bring a whole new generation of voters, a whole new immigrant community and also a better understanding between the larger community and east Africans.”

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  • ed

    until black voting corruption is dealt with, we are screwed…

    • David Ashton

      We get Asian electoral corruption in England. Still, that’s their kolcher innit, and we’ve got our kolcher. (Just as useless, since whoever you vote for, you get the government.)

      • brengunn

        Have you got a link? I’ve been wondering about the effect on democracy so many immigrants have on places like Birmingham and Bradford?

    • Room101

      It doesn’t get more corrupt than Minnesota.

  • thurlow

    Serves Mogadishu, I mean Minneapolis right. That leftist, anti American bunch up there has done more to undermine American values than almost any other state.

    • So CAL Snowman

      It’s wonderfully ironic is it not? These Anti-White Liberal Democrats fall all over themselves to promote diversity and identity politics and now they are finding out FIRST Hand that somalians do not want to elect White democrats! Wonderful.

      • Xerxes22

        You mean that Somalis won’t be voting for the Gay White guy. I’m shocked.

        • Room101

          Even the Democrat party doesn’t want queers around in an election year.
          Look @ the case of MN Representative Kerry Gauthier, age 47 (Democrat-some Duluth rest-stop) where the old queer was having sex with a minor in public on taxpayer/public “property”.

    • The Ice Queen

      The Somalis in Minneapolis refer to the area of town where they live as Little Mogadishu.

      • sbuffalonative

        Appropriate name.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        The area of the city where they live really looks like a Little Mogadishu. They throw trash everywhere, crowd public transportation until its impossible to even get on a bus, destroy public bathrooms, open up countless money wiring stores and Somali food stores, walk around draped from head to toe in black scarves, even in 100 degree heat, etc.

        I once went to the DMV in their area of the city. It was a mistake I will never again repeat.

      • Room101

        I doubt any of the so-called “African-American” gangs over Norf have the balls to tangle with lil’ mogadishu.

        What’s really nice in my suburb of Minneapolis is that on a warm night when the wind dies down, I can hear the gunfire of thugs in the ghetto wiping each other out.

        Generous subsidies and welfare payments have all sorts of consequences.

    • fakeemail

      See that’s what tears me up about being “pro-White people”, as it were. There are *so many* white people who have completely drunk the marxist kool-aid about multiculturalism and feminism. They may be educated and hardworking people, but when it comes to vital civilizational stuff they are TOTALLY NUTS beyond all redemption! I have no interest in being on their side just as I truly have no desire to harm any innocent individual for being of a different race/religion.

      • Caledwych

        Robert Frost once said,”good fences make good neighbors”…I get sick of these cultural marxists put words on my (our) mouths—“oh,you want to kill and commit GENOCIDE against these poor(insert PC victim group here).Uhh,no Che,I want a return to sanity and common sense,when people still had the brains to realize that if you put differing groups together—there will be strife and fighting.How is this “racism”?To me,it’s merely acknowledging evolutionary biology through millions of years of programming—like attracts like.Frankly,I wish nothing but the best for these “oppressed” peoples;but perhaps if they lived amongst themselves,they wouldn’t be “oppressed” and henceforth no payout and faux sympathy from The Man,right?

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I live here, and as much as it pains me to see my city destroyed, the anti-white liberal idiots here deserve to have their faces rubbed in some real diversity. Its hilarious to see them wanting to complain about the Somalis, but being completely unable to because their liberal egalitarianism won’t let them.

      • StillModerated

        No, GD, parlor pinks will never admit they’re wrong. All these isolated incidents crimes are not happening, and even if they are, they are a figment of extreme right wingers’ fervid imaginations.

    • Room101

      Roger that.
      As a mostly life-long resident of MN,I could write a whole article documenting how corrupt and filthy communistic-fascist-“public-private” governance pretends to work in Minnesota.

      The one thing in favor of fellow White folks up here is that it snows until late-April and all the normal people can’t wait for the lakes to freeze up again so we can continue ice-fishing.

    • MikeofAges

      Someone ought to tell these people, there is an old-fashioned way to make more Lutherans. They should look it up.

      • Big Daryle

        That is part of the problem, we are being outbred. But I admit I am at fault here, I never wanted any children either.

        • MikeofAges

          Not so sure being outbred is the issue. In 1960, when the U.S. population was 180 million, the Anglo (European descended) population had to be about 150 million, maybe more. Today, the same probably is about 200 million, with little new European migration during that period of time. That is a pretty hefty increase. Population decline is not the issue. More than anything, the problem probably is the failure over a long period of time to enforce the laws we have. Illegal immigration. Immigration fraud, above all work visa fraud. Enforcement of equal opportunity laws by other than constitutional means (disparate impact, aka “affirmative action”), and the refusal to enforce equal opportunity laws when whites are the victims.

    • Big Daryle

      Very well said, there are hordes of them up there. If we do not have the balls to stop the invasion, we will get what we deserve.

      • MikeofAges

        No, we won’t get what we deserve. There will be no “we”.

    • Seek

      Remember, it was a Lutheran Church resettlement agency that initially brought the Somali (and by extension, their progeny) to the Twin Cities area. Air-headed feel-good Christians bear much of the blame.

      • The__Bobster

        Hardly air-headed. The race-traitor Volags make millions importing – and then abandoning – these savages.

  • Puggg

    The good regressives of Minnesota should realize that Somalians might resolve their intramural political dispute in more criminal ways.

    • evilsandmich

      Time to airdrop some firearms into that part of town.

  • jambi19

    Third world voters “elect” third world politicians. Remember though, this is an “isolated” incident and things like this “happen all the time with white folks.”

    • evilsandmich

      denied democracy in their homeland

      How’s that? I’m pretty sure those people got the leaders that they deserved none the less.

  • “be sure to appoint over you a king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite.”
    If only…

  • So CAL Snowman

    Everywhere you find a Somlian you will find Somalia.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I saw Somalians at the so-called ‘Culture’ exhibit at Centennial Park. What they sell is junk made in China. They look filthy, unwashed. That cultural thingie in Nashville is such as joke. There might be eight tiny booths and 20 food trucks. It’s a waste of time. Nashville is trying to promote diversity. And now we have a Mexican living in my building.

      • So CAL Snowman

        I hear you, the word “culture” is so overused these days it pretty much means anything a non white person does. A somalian refuses to wash his hands after using the toilet or a mexican just tosses his trash on the ground, no sweat it’s just their culture.

      • StillModerated

        That’s a pity because I spent a couple of hours walking around Broadway before the AmRen shindig. I liked what I saw of Nashville. It looked clean and White.

        • ograf

          Broadway has been turned into a tourist trap. By any chance did you stroll by the Nashville Union Rescue Mission ? It is only 15 minutes off Broadway, and you would have Seen the other side of Nashville, the side that isn’t so clean and White.

    • White Mom in WDC

      So true. You can take them out of Somalia but you can’t take the Somali out of them. These people don’t believe in democracy and voting people in fairly. They are cousins of the ghetto groids who engage in Black Panther politics. And these stupid liberals thought that these representatives of diversity the Somalians would be polite to an openly gay male? What’s next, beating white women who are not dressed in burkas? Good God these sub Saharans are subhuman

    • Room101

      I never thought of it like that before.

      Minnesota and Minneapolis/St. Paul is importing thousands and thousands of muslim Somalis into Minneapolis for some reason.
      Tens-of-thousands of Hmongs from SE Asia as well over the last 20 years.

      Diversity causes failure and failure causes growth of Government.

      Our society used to work until all the fags from New York moved here and got a job at the newspapaer or the local TV station.

      • Nathanwartooth

        The Democrats there probably figured they would be easy Democrat votes. But what they didn’t realize is that once they were here in significant numbers they wouldn’t want to vote for a White person ever again.

  • bigone4u

    A tale of darkest Africa set amidst the snowy American northlands, lacking only a witch doctor cursing the white man with a rattle of monkey bones to be complete. My god, what a mockery of the Founding Fathers.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Somaliapolis, prepare to be further enriched.

    Can that time-honored African tradition of ‘necklacing’ as a means of fomenting robust political dialogue be far off?

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      If it does happen, maybe whites in Minnesota will actually begin discussing whether importing countless Somalis is a good thing.

      Nah. They’ll just brush it off as being a “random incident” that was “impossible to predict,” and then complain that we’re not doing enough to “integrate” Somalis into the community.

    • Lancasharia

      I was thinking of Mogadipolis.

  • Unperson

    “We’re going to bring a whole new generation of voters, a whole new immigrant community and also a better understanding between the larger community and east Africans.”

    And here’s what they want you to understand, Whitey: the larger (red White American) community must do all the giving and the Africans will do all the taking. And also understand that, to achieve their empowerment, these Somali imports will use ALL the brutal, corrupt, illegal anti-democratic ways-and-means that have kept Black African politics a chaotic, violent, dictator-prone disaster-area since, well, forever.

    NOW do you have “a better understanding” of the situation, Mr. and Mrs. Minneapolis?

  • bubo

    Can’t say I care all that much. Minnesotans elected the first Muslim to congress as well as leftist Al Franken. Evidently they want to be colonized by Africans.

    • antiallanbloom

      Just like Sweden

    • Room101

      Democrats have run my US Congressional District (5) in MN since 1963.

      It’s hard for Republicans to win in Minnesota because they believe the government should tax everybody just like Democrats do to waste away billions on less-than-worthless-garbage-Government.

      Thank God for more snow and sub-zero winds howling out of the North.

      The only thing Minnesota has going for it in the long run is the bitter and inhospitable climate for most of the year.

      • The Ice Queen

        Remember when Minnesotans used to add, “At least it keeps the riff-raff out.” when discussing our cold weather? That was in the days when you had to fend for yourself. Now a person can get off a plane and settle down in a toasty apartment paid for with our tax dollars. Add a parka and a pair of moon boots and you’re good to go.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        Hey, that’s my congressional district too. Did you happen to notice who ran against Keith Ellison last election? It was a guy named Chris Fields, who is also black. Despite being black, he only gained around 25% of the vote because he had that disastrous R next to his name.

        This district is so liberal it disgusts me.

  • Secret Tribunal

    When blacks harass and intimidate, you are supposed to ignore it and say race has nothing to do with it.

    When Whites harass and intimidate (where can they do that anymore?), you are supposed to report the hate crime to the SPLC-DOJ-ADL-NAACP-NBP-ACLU-CBC-Diversity Is Our Greatest Strength, Inc., and be seen on MSM shrieking about the “frightening and obscene” resurgence of the Kew Klucks Klayun.

  • jay11

    “Much of the business was carried out in Somali, which some caucusgoers did not understand.”

    Huh? I thought all we had to do was learn spanish to survive in the ‘new’ amerika. I need to learn somali too? For darn sure the ‘new americans’ as they are called care little to learn our language. Why should they? Our government translates everything and our big corporations are all bi and tri lingual gung ho just to make a buck

    • Paleoconn

      Only Whites need to learn Spanish. Other protected groups are exempt, they are allowed to survive and thrive speaking their own language, and not learning English.

  • fakeemail

    “On the surface, it is a happy tale: the city’s Somalis, denied democracy
    in their homeland, uniting to elect one of their own to the council.”

    Let me fix that: “. . .a sad tale: the city’s Somalis, denied democracy in their homeland, uniting to deny democracy to Americans.”

    • Sloppo

      They’ll still have democracy. Of course two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner still fits the definition.

      • Paleoconn

        Agreed, democracy eventually degenerates to tyranny.

  • The__Bobster

    11-year Council Member Robert Lilligren, who must prove himself to a much larger population of East African immigrants after a redistricting panel last year redrew the ward’s boundaries.

    Why should White Americans have to prove themselves to fourth world savages? Hell, fake refugees shouldn’t have the right to vote, period.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Non-white refugees shouldn’t be here, period. It is not the responsibility of white nations to save all non-whites from the terrible countries they create.

      The only legitimate refugees who deserve to be let in are South African and Rhodesian whites.

    • rebelcelt

      The fag gets what he deserves, actually better. If he had his way all of White Christian America would be overrun with third world riffraff. We are what stands in his way of being able to marry another fag, and other equal rights. So, he wants to bring in third peoples, who in his mind will vote for dieversity.
      Well, he understands other cultures about as well as he understands human sexuality. That is backwards and upside down. They will kill him and his ilk when it becomes time to do so.

  • The__Bobster

    I’m waiting for the loser to mount a machine gun in a jeep. Somoolies aren’t good losers.

    Thanks, elite scum, for shipping these animals here. I hope they break into your gated communities.

  • sbuffalonative

    More proof they are not us.

  • The Ice Queen

    Don’t look for Somalis dropping of a Hot Dish to a church potluck any time soon to say thanks to the wonderful people of Lake Wobegon who have slathered them with parkas, food, housing, clothes, and well, pretty much everything. The Lutheran Hot Dish crowd will however continue to return insult with a basket of biscuits and a home made apple pie. I love the people of Minnesota, but they are naive. Terribly naive. If only they could understand that the behavior of the Somalis in this political snafu is not an anomaly. It isn’t a Somali having a bad day. This is evidence of their deeply ingrained approach to life. Their sense of fairness, or moral compass in no way resembles that of the sweet Norwegian grandma and the hog farmer on the Midwest plains. Liberals make the mistake of assuming that they do. Minnesotans think they are just one apple pie away from enlightening a Somali, while Somalis know they are just a couple generations away from ruling over us.

    • Well said.

    • StillModerated

      When the French Revolution rolled around, the first victims of the guillotine were the “social workers.”

  • antiallanbloom

    Somalis? Shouldn’t we resettle Dutch Boers from S. Africa?

    • The Ice Queen

      Yes, we should. If any one would fit in the Minnesota landscape it is the Boers. There is plenty of farmland up here.

      • antiallanbloom

        Who is importing these Somalis? Whatever organization they are, we should ask them to import Boers instead.

        • The Ice Queen

          It seems to be both the churches and the government. The people of Minnesota, and well, the entire nation and the Western world for that matter, seem to have no say in any policies regarding immigration. The will of the people is ignored. I will take the Boers any day. I am especially concerned about them because of the horrendous situation they are in.

          • antiallanbloom

            We should ask churches – im not religious- to ask the Boers if they want to leave SAfreaka for a better life here in the states or Canada.

            Would Holland take them back? They speak Dutch

          • The Ice Queen

            There was a Dutch politician speaking up for the Boers. I can’t remember his name off hand, and I’m not sure what became of it. The Boers are in a desperate situation, and it’s frustrating that they are being ignored. I wish I could help, but I’m not sure what I could do.

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            I would too. I’d be happy to have the Boers come here. I’d even let a family or individual stay with me for a while until they could get on their feet economically.

            And you’re right, we were never asked whether we wanted Somali refugees. Various church organizations simply picked out Minnesota as a good dumping spot and left us to deal with them.

            The Hennepin county welfare system (where Minneapolis is) is almost broke now, because virtually every Somali is on some form of welfare, and many of them are on all available forms of welfare.

          • The Ice Queen

            i know. I have property taxes due in May, and the county was nice enough to send me a pie chart with my bill with a breakdown of where my hard earned money is going: 50% to “health and human services,” or welfare. That’s just the county, and does not include state and federal taxes.

        • Ned

          The prime movers of Somalis to White Christian, mainly Protestant lands, are the Jesuits. The Jesuits are moving Somalis from their homeland and into our world on a large scale.

  • MekongDelta69

    You import the 3rd World – You get the 3rd World.


  • GeneticsareDestiny

    Somalis not only bring their politics with them, they bring their poverty too.

    “In Hennepin County, Minnesota, 54 percent of EBT card users are African-American, 17 percent are White, and 29 percent are Asian, Hispanic, or “some other race.”

    “African-Americans are 10 percent of the population of Hennepin County.”

    Those figures are from: http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2011/05/24/minneapolis-the-day-the-ebt-card-stops-working/

    • StillModerated

      The truth is racist, cracker!

  • Barrack Osama

    That place is lost.

  • WR_the_realist

    Our country is lost. Our politicians hate us, and so have decided to replace the electorate with one that is more malleable and easy with corruption. They have succeeded.

    • The libs own the educational institutions–from Head Start through college and force their anti-American, anti-White and anti-Christian agenda on the students. They teach Whites that all that is bad in the world is THEIR fault and it’s believed.

      Too many parents have abdicated their responsibilities to these educational institutions; we are done.

    • The J’s rule over us now.

  • dangerous & toxic imports. Mull that over for a spell.

  • anarchyst

    White genocide is coming . . . every other race can have their own organizations
    that EXCLUDE OTHERS except whites. One-hundred years from now, those of other
    races will bemoan the fact that they destroyed humanity’s greatest achievers.
    Every other race has its good and bad, but white altruism, giving other races
    not only a “chance” but a “step up” with racial preferences and “affirmative
    action” will be the undoing of the white race. NO OTHER RACE has this altruistic
    “gene”. Every other race is in it for themselves . . .

  • josh

    Stupid savages.

  • jeffaral

    We are immensely thankflul to all Christian churches and missionaries for their hard work and commitment in bringing our fellow peace loving Somali refugees to the land of hope so that they are given a chance for a new start. Amen.

    • Sloppo

      I am Christian but I agree that importing Somalia is an enormous criminal offense against our civilization. Much of (probably most of) Christianity has been subverted in my opinion.

      • Paleoconn

        Sloppo, there is nothing contradictory about being Christian and wanting separate nations, and strong, secure borders protecting your own country. You might be interested in reading pastor Chuck Baldwin on vDare.

    • cjkcjk

      It ain’t the churches, it’s the government. People like you are the root reason why the USA is now under Yaweh’s curse rather than His blessings which it received for so many years.

  • josh

    How wonderful that our new Americans are seeking to be a part of our wonderful diverse political scene! The Somalis–in the tradition of all American immigrants who have come here yearning for freedom and a better way of life for themselves and their…anyone? Anyone? Their CHILDREN!–are seeking to play their part in the diverse community! They seek to have THEIR voice heard and their needs met. I guess welfare,housing subsidies,government jobs,welfare,EBT,”education”.and welfare will be high on their list of priorities!!

  • Greg Thomas

    Bantus, mexicans, asians will ALWAYS vote along racial lines and what’s in their collective best interest. Whites still refuse to do it. We do not stand a chance, against the third world brown hordes being imported into this country annually. It’s simply just a matter of time.

    It’s more dire than anyone can ever imagine. Whoever said “diversity is out greatest strength” is a bold faced liar.

    • independent thought has both good & bad points… re: voting

      • Greg Thomas

        Independent though + diversity = very bad for Whites.

  • Paleoconn

    Minnesota’s cousins in Sweden are also on a path to self-destruction. Serves them both right.

  • Jamal Jenkum

    Just give them a few weeks before the monkeyshines start. Blacks can’t stay in power very long without going Kwame Kilpatrick on them.

  • Big Daryle

    It is over for whites unless we start standing our ground NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Jefferson

    Most White Minnesotans are of Scandinavian descent. That would explain why Minnesota is so far to the left politically.

    Most conservative White Americans are of English and Scots-Irish descent.

  • dogbone

    I looked on Wikipedia and found this info for Minneapolis: “This community is predominantly of German and Scandinavian descent.”

    No wonder they are having so much problems.

    • Puggg

      Please tell me you’re being sarcastic.

      Please tell me you don’t actually think that people like Annika Sorenstam and Angela Merkel are gang banging it out on the streets of Minneapolis.

      • dogbone


        Yes it was sarcasm

  • KJim

    Looks like Tonto doesn’t need the Lone Ranger anymore.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    White leftists always seem shocked when their own ideals are used against them by the very people they import. In less than a decade it will be nearly impossible for a white democrat to be elected in a “standard” democrat district. Especially if there is ANY form of non-white in the same election. It’s refreshing to see them strangled by the very ropes they provided.

    • StillModerated

      No no no! These are isolated incidents, there is no pattern here. Thousands of isolated incidents of destruction.

  • Frank

    Isn’t it wonderful how these Muslims are helping us? Why can’t we find any Europeans who want to come here?

  • Who will get General Butt Naked’s coveted endorsement? Will there be allegations of penis theft?

  • mobilebay

    What in the name of heaven has happened to my beloved country? Overrun with third world illiterate, poverty-sticken, criminal castoffs from every corner of the globe. Our leaders have forsaken us for these people no matter if they are Somalis, Mexican illegals, or anyone who cares to sneak in. What are our elected officials doing? They’re welcoming them, bestowing all sorts of goodies and the ultimate prize of citizenship upon them. The ending of this tragedy is not pretty. It will end with the combining of our once-proud nation with Canada and Mexico. Guess which country will foot the bills and which will continue to profit?

  • Jeff Carlson

    How long until Minneapolis becomes anopther Detroit??

    • evilsandmich

      Detroit was ruined by West Africans; these are East Africans. Think ‘fewer shacks, more rubble’.