Somalis in America are “very, very rude, inconsiderate, very demanding”

“They would go into stores and haggle over prices. They would also demand to see a male salesperson, would not deal with women in stores… some Somali students won’t talk to female administrators… Somalis have isolated themselves from the rest of the community.” All perfectly normal Islamic behavior, typified by contempt for infidels and women. As for “isolating themselves from the rest of the community,” that has to do with Koranic verses such as 3:28: “Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them.”

“Somali Muslims Changing Small Town,” by Erick Stakelbeck for CBN, March 26:

CBNNews.com – SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – It has been nearly 20 years since Somalia last had a functioning government. Islamic jihadists now control most of the country-and sharia is the law of the land. Tens of thousands of Somali refugees have resettled in America in recent years to escape the chaos of their homeland, which is located in the Horn of Africa.

But the transition isn’t going smoothly in one small town.[…]

At first glance, Shelbyville is your typical sleepy southern hamlet. It’s nestled in middle Tennessee, where the walking horse is king.

There’s Main St., the local sheriff, a movie theatre. It’s all very “Mayberry,” except for one big difference: the recent arrival of hundreds of Somali Muslims.

Small Town Having Difficulties

Shelbyville is about an hour’s drive from Nashville, in the heart of the Bible Belt. Like many Americans, the citizens of Shelbyville knew little about Somalia other than the 1993 Black Hawk Down incident, in which 18 U.S. servicemen were killed while battling warlords and Islamic jihadists in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

So when hundreds of Somalis began turning up in the town–many of them dressed in traditional Islamic garb–locals quickly took notice.

“They’ve had an impact here. Unfortunately, it’s not been a good impact,” said Brian Mosely, a reporter for the local Shelbyville Times-Gazette.

Mosely won an award from the Associated Press for a series of articles he wrote for the paper about Shelbyville’s Somalis.

“I found that there was just an enormous culture clash going on here,” he said. “The Somalis were–according to a lot of the people I talked to here–were being very, very rude, inconsiderate, very demanding. They would go into stores and haggle over prices. They would also demand to see a male salesperson, would not deal with women in stores”

Different People, Different Culture

“Their culture is totally alien to anything the residents are used to,” Mosely added.

The problems extend to local schools–where some Somali students won’t talk to female administrators. There have also been issues with local law enforcement.

“I’m not really sure whether that is because of experiences with the police in their country, or whether that’s just the way their culture is,” said Shelbyville’s Police Chief, Austin Swing.

Shelbyville is home to about 17,000 people. The town’s Somali population is estimated to be between 400 and 1,000.

Mosely says the Somalis have isolated themselves from the rest of the community…

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Comments

  1. Kwoneyn says

    What a bunch of BS, they want to see a male salesperson? they don’t want to talk to female administrators? you getta be kidding me. Somalis were always open society, men and women work side by side, and they are Somali women in government and business, and these ignorance you writing is easy to debunk by anybody who knows a little about Somalis and Somalia.
    I don’t know how someone could hate Somalis, when they are just a few thousands immigrants who come here legally through the US government and who are trying to improve their life, aside from a few Americanized teenagers, most of them hold one or two jobs, graduate from colleges, and don’t do drugs or alcohol or other crimes. there is only two ways people may hate Somalis, because they are Muslims or Africans or both. they are only here 20yrs and they already own business and are being involve in politics, most of them will go back to their country if there is peace, but those who stay behind will integrate and contribute to this country.

  2. Davey says

    Dude, Somalis are so rude. I deal with them at work on a daily basis and have never met such rude inconsiderate people in my entire life ! I generally like Arabs as my neighborhood is predominately Arabic with Arabic street names, but I can’t stand the Somalis around here.