“When other officers committed such acts it wasn’t ‘Norwegian’ or ‘German’ or ‘white’ or ‘Protestant’ or ‘Catholic’. All of a sudden it is a Muslim problem. I think it is racist, it is unacceptable.”
“Unacceptable”? Really? People expressing their opinions is not to be allowed, Mr. Warsame? The unpleasant fact is that Mohamed Noor was only on the police force because he was a Somali Muslim. He was a “diversity” hire. He had three complaints against him. His neighbor characterized him as “nervous” and “jumpy,” and said that he wasn’t surprised when he heard that Noor had shot an unarmed woman.
Yet he remained on the force. Why? Because he was a Somali Muslim. If the Minneapolis police force had been intent upon hiring Catholics (ha) and then an incompetent Catholic cop had shot and killed an innocent person, the shooter’s Catholicism would indeed be relevant. And it’s no different in this case, contrary to Abdi Warsame’s victimhood posturing.
“Somalian community hits back against ‘racist’ response to fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk,” 9News, July 24, 2017:
The Somalian community in Minneapolis has slammed what they claim is the racist and Islamophobic response to the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk by police officer Mohamed Noor.
Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame was joined by around a dozen members of the East African community to push back on the “intense focus” on Officer Noor’s ethnicity and religion.
“Since Justine’s death there has been an intense focus on Officer Noor, blaming his actions on his race, ethnicity and religion,” Mr Warsame said.
“Former congresswoman Michelle Bachman insinuated that Noor might have shot Justine for cultural reasons.
“I’ve heard others describe this tragedy as a terrorist act carried out by a Muslim against a Christian.
“These horrific statements are dangerous and purely divisive.
“They hurt our east African and immigrant neighbours and friends.”
Mr Warsame also lambasted the media, who he claimed have unfairly focussed on Mr Noor’s ethnicity.
“What we’re seeing is a lot of rhetoric in the media where this is a Somali issue, where this person is a Somali officer,” he said.
“No, this man is an American citizen.
“When other officers committed such acts it wasn’t ‘Norwegian’ or ‘German’ or ‘white’ or ‘Protestant’ or ‘Catholic’.
“All of a sudden it is a Muslim problem. I think it is racist, it is unacceptable.”
Mr Warsame took specific aim at specific tabloid news organisations.
“For them to have a headline ‘Somali cop killer’, that is unacceptable,” he said….