In a blog discussion about the prayer site, one participant asserted the following:
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Minnesota's Own Version of "Verjudung," or How Somali Refugees Threaten Christmas In The Upper Midwest
(Waridaad) - A substantial number of Minnesotans have developed an hysterical fear of Muslims. The main Minneapolis newspaper regularly reports on the purported social infractions engaged in by the local Somali community, who arrived in the city in the early 1990's as refugees fleeing civil war in their home country. The latest outrage to rile the native population involves the creation by a local community college of a designated place for Somali-origin students to observe their daily prayer ritual.