Was Somali murder in Ft. Morgan an honor killing?

Because the local media is so politically correct and seems hell bent on controlling the news, I guess we won’t find out for sure until the trial begins in Ft. Morgan, CO in June (if it even happens!).

Over the weekend I came across this story about how Justice Department mediators were in “welcoming” Ft. Morgan helping conduct a community touchy-feely session with residents and some of the Somalis who have been flowing to Ft. Morgan for meatpacking jobs.  The article is a study in PC spin.   Surely one doesn’t bring in Justice Department facilitators and “peacemakers” if everything is hunky-dory.

While at the Ft. Morgan Times I decided to check on any news of the murder case from last fall where Ahmed Abdi knifed to death Warsen Aden Abdi.

I told you about it when the murder happened last fall.  And, then in January I speculated here (when the perp was described as a ‘religious man’) that it might be an Islamic honor killing but none of the news reports at the time revealed the relationship of the two Abdis (a common name in Somalia).

Here is a story I missed back in February that reveals the relationship.  Warsen Aden Abdi was the murderer’s stepsister!

Ahmed Abdi of Greeley entered a not guilty plea in Morgan County District Court on Monday in the Nov. 3, 2009 stabbing death of Warsen Aden Abdi, 27, in an apartment hallway in Fort Morgan.

He is accused of second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault in the stabbing death of his stepsister.


A plea agreement had been in the works for Ahmed Abdi to plead guilty to second-degree murder and receive a 24-year prison sentence, but prosecutor Jamie Tholson withdrew that offer Monday. Withdrawal of the offer did not preclude the possibility of a disposition in the case, she said.

Abdi has been in Morgan County jail on $300,000 bond since his arrest in Greeley shortly after the incident.

Isn’t diversity grand!

For new readers, more Somalis are on the way:

The US State Department has admitted over 80,000 Somali refugees to the US (this linked post continues to be one of the most widely read posts we have ever written) in the last 25 years and then in 2008 had to suspend family reunification because widespread immigration fraud was revealed through DNA testing.  That specific program has not yet been reopened (that we know of), but will be soon

Nevertheless, thousands of Somali Muslims continue to be resettled by the State Department as I write this. We recently learned that we will be taking 6000 Somalis this year from one camp in Uganda and as many as 11,000-13,000 total from around the world.

Church World Service anti-Arizona too!

Not only did the USCCB and the Catholic Church support this past weekend’s anti-Arizona demonstrations, so too did federal refugee contractor Church World Service.

Here is what John L. McCullough, Executive Director and CEO, Church World Service, said about the law in Arizona that simply mimics what is already federal law—-legal immigrants who have not yet become citizens must carry identification as to their immigration status.  No ID and they are turned over to ICE (by the way, this is how the legal 287g program works too).


“We are deeply concerned about the enactment of SB 1070 as it goes beyond anti-immigrant sentiments and supports racial profiling. This legislation feels reactionary and hateful.


As a 63-year-old faith-based humanitarian organization working with 34 refugee resettlement affiliates across the United States, Church World Service understands first-hand the impact this legislation will have on communities. We do take heart that President Obama has strongly condemned this legislation, and urge his administration to do everything in its power to prevent its implementation and the consequences it will have for human rights.

The legislation “feels” hateful.  I wonder do the residents of Arizona who have suffered due to crimes committed by illegal aliens “feel” scared?  Do those Arizonans have “human rights?”  How about that murdered rancher’s family, how do they feel?  Do blacks and legal immigrants “feel” they are being shut out of jobs because an illegal alien will do the job more cheaply?  Where are their human rights?

I guess I will be asking this question forever:  how do refugee resettlement contractors, like the USCCB and Church World Service, square their support for illegal immigrants and by extension their support for businesses that hire them with their contracted DUTY to find work and help legal refugees get a start in America? 

Forget about feelings for a minute and please answer me with logic because the impact on the community is pretty clear to me—-less illegal immigrants looking for work equals more jobs for poor black and white Americans as well as more jobs for refugees!

Lacking any logical explanation (I’m not holding my breath waiting for one!), the only conclusion one can draw is that this is all about Leftwingers beating Rightwingers and creating a one world socialist government where immigrants are merely the pawns!

Addressing refugee poverty in Idaho, how?

Three weeks ago we told you (here) that Boise, Idaho had joined the growing list of cities with a refugee poverty crisis.   Here then is a portion of the response from leaders in the refugee resettlement industry.

From the Idaho Statesman:

Up until recently, the Idaho resettlement program has been highly effective in helping refugees to become self-sufficient; refugees have traditionally become employed within the first eight months of arriving and refugee children have integrated into our public school system. Many refugees have purchased homes, started businesses that create employment opportunities for themselves and others, and sent their children to college. [Readers should know that there is a whole branch of the refugee industry that makes available special loans and savings programs  for refugees for purchasing homes, businesses, cars and higher education not available to American poor—ed]

Even in this time of economic recession, most refugees find work and a degree of economic security and make significant positive contributions to our community. But those who do not achieve early independence have become the face of poverty.

The challenges they face regarding employment, housing, financial assistance, health care and mental health services are the same ones faced by vulnerable Americans who are victims of domestic violence, have disabilities or have lost their jobs and are facing homelessness.

Refugees who are struggling make up a small percentage of people in our community who are living in poverty, and it is critical to improve economic opportunities and provide a safety net for all our citizens.

All social service programs have limitations. The Idaho Office for Refugees and local resettlement agencies are working together with many other community members and organizations to address the limitations. We also are working together to affect how our community addresses poverty on a larger scale.

In the meantime, the compassionate individuals who work and volunteer with resettlement agencies are putting significant energy into creative job searches and raising private funds to prevent homelessness among their clients.

Raising private funds is something they were supposed to be doing anyway as part of the public-private partnership they agreed to when becoming federal contractors.  As for creative job searches aren’t there about 5 million Americans doing the same thing?