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.

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