Somali Group Pushes for Non-Pork Food Shelf

Reg Chapman, CBS Minnesota, September 15, 2014

Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger.

But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible.

“Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork–and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli.

A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts.

“It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam Hassan Mohamud.

With signs in hand, they marched to the Hennepin County commissioners’ office to ask Peter McLaughlin for help. {snip}


To get the food shelf up and running will cost $150,000, but McLaughlin says there is no plan on how much would be needed to sustain it.


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  • JackKrak

    “It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam Hassan Mohamud.

    Sorry, but I will not be lectured about human rights or anything else by anyone from Somalia.

    • phorning

      They think they have a right to unlimited food and water paid for by U.S. taxpayers in Somalia too.

    • Mark

      These 5th world bastards become experts on the human rights as soon as they set their feet on American soil!

      • 48224

        Exactly, nice how they get off the boat, raft, inner-tube and immediately start telling us what is wrong with US.

        • Leon NJ

          lol yes. They come over and become instant experts on everything. It really is amazing.

    • 48224

      We should provide them with the pork free shelves….it’s the right thing to do to make them feel more at home.
      Also, to make them feel more at home we should: Burn gay people at the stake, rape babies and virgins to cure our AIDS, poop and pee in the rivers and lakes where we get our drinking water, rape 70% of our women before age 20, get rid of indoor plumbing and poop in the middle of the street, cure most diseases with magic chicken blood, kill anyone who is not the same religion as us……wake up America, we owe it to them. (sarc)

      • kikz2

        don’t forget canibalize albinos….

    • Alexandra1973

      Maybe they should grow their own.

    • Malgus

      This. ^

      I watched Somali scum drag my dead Brothers In Arms naked through the streets of Mogadishu… who gives a DAMN what they think!

      If there is a stupider, more savage, backwards, illiterate, version of “immigrant” pond scum out there, I can’t think of one worse than a Somali…

      • PB

        I can. Try Sudanese.

        • Malgus

          Haven’t yet had the displeasure, but I’ll take your word for it.. even if the bar is set pretty low.

  • Yes, this how it starts.

    Then the stores won’t be allowed to sell pork at all.

    Then your white daughter will have to undergo FGM and live inside of a burqua.

    Because diversity.

    • TruthBeTold

      Foot in the door. Camels’ nose under the tent.

      They mock us when we say Sharia is coming but we know it’s coming.

      These actions are nothing but testing the water and pushing the envelope.

      • kikz2

        these idjitz.. just don’t get the SOP…. it’s stay under the radar until critical mass is reached then .. raise unholy jihad against the infidel… figures… african’s would get it backward 😛

  • Whitetrashgang

    Don’t they eat themselves where they come from? Anyways just give them a pig as a pet and send them home.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      I’ll keep the PIG… as a PET.. in the HOUSE.. and send the Somalis back across the Atlantic on their flimsy blow-up rafts.

  • anony

    There are countries where they can get their halal foods.

    Go there!

  • christine

    “Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger.”
    So can hunting, fishing, farming, and horticulture.

    “and there is a literacy issue here”
    Then learn to read.

    “A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf”
    Translation: Somalis have never heard of bootstraps, let alone pulling yourself up by them.

    • Anglokraut

      How insensitive of you!

      Somalis wear sandals, if anything at all.
      Boots are racist.

    • kikz2

      i hope they freakin freeze in MN….

      • christine

        Montana has always struck me as a place of self-sufficiency, autonomy and hardiness. If they cannot assimilate, they do not belong.

        • Rurik

          Thank Lutheran social Services for seeking out and recruiting Somalis for the Twin Cities – now known as Mogadishu-On- Mississippi. Doo-gooders are as bad as ebola.

    • Uncle_Dan

      Literacy? They don’t know pork when they see it?
      Are we Americans that stupid that we would fall for this?
      I bet they’re asleep in New York. I bet they’re asleep all over America.

  • AngloCelt

    Somalis seem to be, proportionately, the biggest fifth column of Islamists and domestic terrorists among all the various refuse finding its way to the West from the Muslim world. Anything they desire should be given special consideration as far as refusals go.

    • SentryattheGate

      The Lutherans should be tongue-lashed for bringing so many Somalis and Hmong here! And, it appears that much of the money used to do that was gov’t grants (aka taxpayer $$$) without the consent of US Americans! They (and Presbyterians and Catholics) are still doing that with these so-called “child” refugees from Central America!

      • Ngati Pakeha

        “Always the Lutherans!” – Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino

        I’ve always told anyone that would listen – I love the first 30 minutes of that movie. It’s all downhill from there.

        • kikz2

          thingz that makeya go hmmmmmmmm……….

        • Rurik

          The original setting for Gran Torino was supposedly St. Paul. I lived in the Twin Cities aka Mogadishu-On-Mississippi from 1976 to 1998. Yes, Always the Lutherans! That was realism.

          • Ngati Pakeha

            Just out of interest my friend how did this invasion in St. Paul come about? Was it an almost overnight thing, or, was it the cooked slowly in the blender thing? The reason I ask is that the same thing happened, on a smaller scale, in my city in New Zealand. A large group of Somalis basically arrived in very short order. The local churches (various denominations) couldn’t get enough of them. They were put straight on our extremely generous welfare system with good housing to boot. We have socialized medicine for people on welfare so you can see the picture. People like myself basically paid these people’s monthly nut.

            Where our story diverges is the fact they just about all left several years later as quickly as they came. In the interim they had become citizens, which is quite difficult to achieve unless you are a refugee, and as newly minted “New Zealanders” they flew off to Australia to enjoy the reciprocal working rights we enjoy with Australia. They were almost locust like. They came, consumed, acquired student loans and other debts they’ll never pay and then left. Of course I’m glad they are gone but they’ve moved to another good first world nation to do the same.

          • Rurik

            In waves. Minnesota is dominated by Lutherans of Scandinavian origin, who are compulsive, aggressive doo-gooders.
            The first wave came in the late 1970s, just after the Viet Nam war ended. Hordes of Vietnamese needed resetting, and Lutherans Family and Social Services welcomed as many of then as possible to Minnesota, recruiting many of the community to volunteer time and money to help resettle them. This is ironic because during the war, the leftist Minnesotans were very much against the people they were now welcoming. The Vietnamese, genuine refugees, and mainly from the educated upper crust, were able to assimilate admirably. But when the supply of escaping Vietnamese ran out, the Lutherans next turned to the Hmong, otherwise known as Montagnards, a primitive people who also lived in Viet Nam. Hmong and Viets do not like each other very much. As it happened, the Vietnamese mainly settled in Minneapolis, and the Hmong went to St. Paul on the other side of the river. The Hmong did not assimilate nearly so well, and to the extent they did, assimilated toward the Black subculture. There was a brief hiatus during the early 1980s as we received a smaller wave of Soviet Jew émigrés, but they were cared for mainly y the Jewish social agency. It was only after Clinton involved us in the Horn of Africa that the flow of East Africans started. A smaller, mini-wave of Ethiopians tended to adjust by opening some nice restaurants and small shops. And then the Lutherans discovered Somalis – the truly primitive “Noble Savages” of which they always dreamed. It is the combination of the Romance of the Other and the Doo-gooder, spiced by an unhealthy dose of White Guilt. But there is one shadowy secret – money. Lutheran Family and Social Services gets a subsidy, a bounty if you will. from the State and Federal government for each refugee “settled”. So the Lutherans get paid for binging them in. But after a few months transition them to state/county/municipal welfare services, when the direct refugee resettlement subsidies cease. And unlike Southeast Asians or Russian Jews, the supply of Somalis is virtually endless and thoroughly anti-Western. I predict the next wave will be from Liberia and Sierra Leone. And no, I have no idea what the Scandinavian and Minnesotan fascination with Black people could be. I moved away from the Twin Cities 16 years ago, just as the Somali influx was getting started, but have been back regularly for visits, and am distressed by the spreading ethnic cancer.

          • Ngati Pakeha

            Thank you. Always good to hear a well balanced explanation. It’s funny how some groups make the cut and others simply just don’t get over the line. The Lutherans as you say are onto a nice little earner. I love how all these non-profit outfits, notably churches, have a real commercial veneer hidden just below the surface.

          • Rurik

            Doing well by doing “good”.

            In this extended case, I see a relevant common thread, that of civilized development. The educated, and mostly citified, Vietnamese already had a developed civilization, in which they were literate, and educated, the peasants somewhat less so. They respected education and orderly behavior, and the citified were well familiar with modern life. The Hmong, and other Montagnard tribes were (are) stone age tribes familiar with their own tribal culture, but not civilization. Mostly illiterate and not appreciative of book learning. There are many tales about these people slaughtering and butchering hogs in their urban apartments. Or about using the “big white well” in the little room for drinking and washing water. Among the young of both s
            exes violent rape seems a common experience, though how much of that is native and how much adopted from the imitated gang culture is uncertain. Ethics and morals are essentially tribal, Somalis seem to fit the same stone age pattern.

          • SentryattheGate

            I infiltrated a local meeting of churches (Lutherans, Mennonites, Presbyterians and Catholics) lately; they were putting their heads together to help the “refugee kids” from Central America. They knew of all the gov’t. grants (for housing and feeding) and free help from local university law schools (to provide free legal help them stay in the US). They are so smug; patting themselves on the back for being “true Christians” while they are robbing the taxpayer (without any vote or consent of the robbed)! It seems that they prefer outsiders over their own people!

          • Rurik

            Yes, it is as you’ve seen it. Traditionally the Beaner Babies have been the special province of the Catholics. But now the Lutherans and other Prot settlement sharks smell money in the water and are determined to grab a good helping of the “helping”. The Greek Orthodox church I attend is attended by a couple of families from Eritrea/Ethiopia. About what you would expect. (Please insert an eyes rolling emoticon). They try to maintain decorum, but believe in letting the kids run wild. Who pays for them I know not, but not our church. We have also a couple of members who came from the Antiochian Patriarchate of Syria, but both of them are practicing, board-certified physicians, and assimilated together with their families. Church of Antioch was founded by Paul, and is the oldest unbroken Christian lineage.

          • PB

            Where of course they are now reeking their own kind of havoc.

  • OS-Q

    Why can’t the food shelf just have a vegetarian section?

    • christine

      I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years for personal reasons. In that time, I have never once demanded that anyone change their ways to suit my diet.

      What I’m getting from these Somalis is a completely unfounded sense of entitlement. They should be so grateful to be in America, the infrastructure and opportunities here cannot even compare to 3rd world sh*tholes like Somalia.

      Yet, rather than establishing a reputation for hard work and industry, they are making picket signs and marching to the county commissioner to demand their own $150,000+ shelf at the food bank, literally asking for handouts upon handouts.

      • OS-Q

        To clarify, there are Islamic restrictions on on all meat. Seafood has some odd rules, but it does not need to be prepared the same way meat does. Cheese doesn’t have any such restrictions either, even when made with animal rennet.

        There is no human right to meat, let alone meat prepared the exact way you want it. Fish, cheese (are Somalis lactose intolerant?), and legumes can give the protein they need. If they don’t like it, they can spend their own money on meat.

        What I think they really want is a place of their own as a headquarters for political, or even terrorist/criminal activity. Not that many poor whites would show their faces in a halal food-shelf. So such a place would give them the privacy they are not trustworthy enough to have.

        • Uncle_Dan

          What’s wrong with rice and beans? Many a poor American has made do with this traditional protein source. Plus fiber as a bonus.

          • OS-Q

            Half of the world probably lives off of rice and legumes of some kind.

            I bet these people lived off of food aid back home.

        • christine

          You make a really good point that making a HQ of their food shelf is their ultimate goal. If MN started a vegetarian food bank, which was open to everybody, I’ve no doubt the Somalis would still come up with some touchy reason as to why it still isn’t acceptable.

      • Uncle_Dan

        Not “asking.” Demanding.

      • SFLBIB

        “…rather than establishing a reputation for hard work and industry, they
        are making picket signs and marching to the county commissioner…”

        Jews have strict dietary requirements, and I don’t recall similar demonstrations for Kosher foods. They went out and did it themselves.

  • AmericanCitizen

    More proof the decline of Western Civilization is here. Choosy beggars complaining about the food they receive as a recipient of our largesse. Can these people find any other new ways to disgust us any further?

    • dukem1

      Goodness!…Do not issue such a challenge!

  • Anglokraut

    Shouldn’t their mosque be handling this with a private food bank?

    Shouldn’t Muslims be in Muslim countries?

    • Samuel Hathaway

      “Shouldn’t Muslims be in Muslim countries?”
      Isn’t it amazing how such simple concepts are so elusive to the minds of multiculturalist altruists?

      • Anglokraut

        I think the danger is more in having to define a religious belief for a country; apparently Muslims view the world as a vacuum, slowly filling (or being smothered by, IMO) Islam.

      • Rurik

        No, Muslims should be at the bottom of Muslim oceans.

  • Adolf Verloc

    In the immortal words of James McMurtry: “Let ’em eat jellybeans let ’em eat cake

    Let ’em eat sh$%, whatever it takes. . .”

    • Tim

      I used to work with the son… The song writer one… One night I didn`t check the patio before leaving. He was taking a cat nap and I locked him in. the owner called me at home and said, “Did yo forget anything?!?”…He is an all around great guy!!

  • Why doesn’t some enterprising Somali start and open their own store that serves
    their ethnic community instead of bitching about it ? then there’s that other option of just going back home ..

    • Rurik

      Back when I lived there I had an Ethiopian friend, a Wolof, who operated a near-campus office supply store. Very good it was, and honest too. Except for the extra melanin count he did not really look sub-Saharan. A Hamite, I guess, certainly not a Bantu or Hutu.

  • Who Me?

    Dealing with poverty and hunger…
    If they get hungry enough they will eat the pork and beans and like it!

    • rightrightright

      Did you clock the size of these women in the MSM reports? They are monstrously fat. There is no starvation going on here. This tantrum of theirs is merely food bank jihad and should be ignored.

  • 48224

    We should provide them with the pork free shelves….it’s the right thing to do to make them feel more at home.
    Also, to make them feel more at home we should: Burn gay people at the stake, rape babies and virgins to cure our AIDS, poop and pee in the rivers and lakes where we get our drinking water, rape 70% of our women before age 20, get rid of indoor plumbing and poop in the middle of the street, cure most diseases with magic chicken blood, kill anyone who is not the same religion as us……wake up America, we owe it to them. (sarc)

    • IstvanIN

      Sounds like a plan to at last bring REAL civilization to the US. How did we ever do without Somalis?

      • Ngati Pakeha

        The same as we all did without new age bed bug infestations – we did much better.

  • Alucard_the_last

    They can always go back to their rotten country. It pisses me off that they are here anyway.

  • willbest

    This seems like one of those no brainers to me. Just like anybody that wires money to Latin America or regularly calls a residential address. They should be flagged in a database and ICE should be sent around to verify their citizenship.

    • Ngati Pakeha

      ICE? They can’t even hold onto the ones they have locked up. I feel sorry for those agents. They are just simply not allowed to do their job.

  • MekongDelta69

    Stock their Welfare ‘food shelves’ with bacon, ham and sausage.

    “You don’t like it. Go back to Somalia.”

    • Ike Eichenberg

      Personally I’d stock that shelf with what the pig has already digested.
      Don’t like it GTFO.

  • Magician

    “It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam Hassan Mohamud

    “It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to be able to eat packs of bacon everyday“, said Jonathan, who goes by the login “Magician” on AmRen, and resides in MA, USA with his beautiful wife, two white daughters aged 4 and 7, a golden retriever named Cloud and an obese cat named Diamond

    • Korean guy

      Oh you live in Massachusetts! That is why you mentioned international students an hour ago. I am amazed by the research Steve Levine is doing at MIT.

      • Anglokraut

        Ah, MIT. Those guys are cut from a different cloth–I played in their Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. Some are really nice, and just glad to be there. Others are condescending jerks.

      • Magician

        Yes, Go Bruins! ( Boo Maple Leafs, Sabres & Habs )

        And yes we do see a plenty of international students here. They are mostly polite, quiet and intelligent (Important word – mostly). My ideal scenery is a sight full of white boys, white girls with a sprinkle of East Asian boys and girls here and there, but I would rather see young East Asian students than 17 year old black mothers walking to the supermarket with her three kids, obviously using her foodstamps to buy food, or muslim men screaming and demanding Sharia law, or black men scanning for his next victim to steal from.

        (oh sorry, you do not know what a foodstamp is, do you?)

  • Alexandra1973

    I don’t know about you guys but I’m tired of all these non-Americans coming over here and whining we don’t do things the way they do them back at home.

    They don’t like it they can leave. And pigs be upon them.

    (Boy do I love bacon.)

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Make mine a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato… with mayo, of course.

  • MBlanc46

    Bugger their “religious dietary restrictions”. It’s our country. We’ll determine what free food we give out and how we give it out.

  • IstvanIN

    Can you imagine funding a “food shelf” (150K at that) that catered to real Americans dietary wants?

  • Korean guy

    Count me in!! I love bacon as well. I like it very soft. But a good friend of mine named Andy, who is of German ancestry, recommended having it crisp for health reasons.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Don’t let your altruism allow you to be swindled into donating one penny or even a package of saltines to these demanding, ungrateful and quite frankly, snotty Somalis. Now, they are backhanding the larger (obviously white) society, lecturing you about “human rights” don’t fall for the scam.

    It the Somalis need $150,000 for a “food shelf” the Somalis can pay for it themselves, and stop bleeding the white taxpayers. Now, it’s back to my Bar-B-Que sandwich and bowl of Brunswick Stew.

    • The only solution is deportation . . . get them buggers out of here ..
      and then ax the U.N.

  • Korean guy

    Count me in!! I love bacon as well. I like it very soft. But a good friend of mine recommended having it crisp for health reasons.

    In South Korea we have something called 삼겹살 (Pronounced Sam Gyop Sal)which is equivalent to bacon. We often have 삼겹살 with rice, lettuce, kimchi and spicy sauce. If you are old enough to drink, then a bit of alcohol is also a welcome addition.

    We place a compact stove in the middle of the table, and we start cooking, and when it is cooked enough, we eat it. A few hundreds of years ago, we used charcoal to cook 삼겹살.

    • Samuel Hathaway


    • Alexandra1973

      Actually looks good.

      • Korean guy

        Visit any Korean restaurant you can access, and ask for Sam Gyop Sal!! you will love it 🙂 you can also ask the waiter or waitress for help with cooking and eating it

        • Alexandra1973

          I’m in a rural area myself…plenty of Chinese take-out places, but I don’t recall seeing a Korean place around here. Maybe Cleveland.

    • Uncle_Dan

      Civilized people know how to eat!

    • Ike Eichenberg

      One of my gentile friends refers to it as meat candy.

  • Ruger380

    here’s an idea, if you want special food, pay for it yourself. or better yet, haul your sorry ass back to your shithole country & get out of mine.

  • Rurik

    Food shelves can be a spoiler for Darwinian selection.

  • bubo

    Oh yes white liberals. You better jump when these light bulb head apes tell you to.

  • Ike Eichenberg

    Well if they’re to poor to feed themselves….
    And allah has not akbared them with kosher (yes I know the dif) food…
    I’m sure it’s allah’s will they feast on pork by-products.

  • SentryattheGate

    In my area, the Muslims have a
    “free” medical clinic and (weekly) pass out food to the homeless. But after attending many Islam awareness events, and investigating, I discovered that the money for these things came from government grants—yet presented as Muslim generousity and compassion!!!! To add to that insult, the Muslim awareness (hate US) events were paid for out of the university’s student activities fund ($25,000/year)!

  • Magician

    By the way I do see quite a few young white Christian women and atheist women going vegetarian (nothing to do with religion) because they believe we are helping damage environments if we keep on consuming and maintaining the demand for bacon or any other types of meat products

  • Eddie Lutz

    Beggars don’t get to be choosers. You Somalis will eat your buttered pork testicles and thank Jesus.

  • Fr. John+

    Separation of Mosque and State!

  • Paleoconn

    Throw them all out. And throw out the other 50 million deadbeats who are on food stamps.

  • De Doc

    This ingrate human debris comes looking for freebies and contributes what in return? Fighters for ISIS, Al-Shabab, and homegrown terrorists.