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Issue 331
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Somaliland Elections To Be Held On December 2008 And March 2009

President & the Opposition Reconcile on 11th Hour

British Ambassador formally opens new additions at Egal International Airport

Las Anod Water Project Completed

President Rayale Receives British Ambassador

Puntland: A Clear & Present Danger

Somalia: Hidden Catastrophe, Hidden Agenda

YWCA Toronto Young Woman Of Distinction 2008

Canada's Africa Oil Corp. equipment under attack in Somalia

Regional Affairs

5 Killed & 7 Wounded In Mine Explosion

Power Struggles Delay Training Of Somali Army In Tanzania

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Africom Seeks Military-to-Military Relationships

Somalian Man Faces Jail For Drugging And Raping Two Women

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Somaliland Representative’s Statement To The Conference On Opening The World Order To De Facto States

Can Ethiopia’s democratic opposition use Somaliland as a base?

On The Job Harassment?

Anti-smoking messages and current cigarette smoking status in Somaliland: results from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2004

Al-Jazeera Cameraman's Lawyer, Speaks With Reporters Without Borders About His Client's Ordeal In Guantanamo Bay

First dinosaur tracks found in Arabian Peninsula

Obama Would Take California In November, Times/KTLA Poll Finds

THE TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN

Food for thought

Opinions

The New Gabiley Region and its status

A Beacon of Success in Africa

The Trash-talking Doctor: Muhammad Megalommatis

17th Anniversary Of 18th May: A Dance With Riyale, Or A Dance For Riyale!

Somaliland Must Be Recognized

IT IS TIME TO STOP THESE “CRY BABY POLITICIANS”

The Deportation of Somalis Is Unacceptable


WASHINGTON, DC, May 17, 2008 – A George Washington University employee tells 9NEWS NOW was harassed on the job by the FBI.

Why? He claims it's because he's Muslim.

"For them to show up and embarass me like that, it's completely unacceptable," says Abdul Kadir Muhamed. He still has no idea why two FBI agents showed up at the George Washington University library where he's worked for 17 years in building operations.

"They say because I'm Muslim and they are here to check me out because I could be a terrorist," he claims. He says the agents claimed they were investigating based on a tip.

"It was kind of like an interrogation thing," Muhamed says. He recalls they asked him about where he was from and whether he knew anyone who's a terrorist. He says he does not and has nothing in his past that would connect him to any terrorist activities.

The Somali native points out he's been in the U.S. for 24 years and is now a U.S. citizen. "I'm a hardworking American and I pay my taxes and everything," he says.

That may be the case, but according to terrorism expert Larry Johnson, "They didn't take him into custody. He wasn't subjected to a full-body cavity search. He was questioned. So I think it's appropriate." He added, "If the FBI did not question him and something happened, then people would be hollering why didn't the FBI do their job?"

But clearly, not every GW student agrees. At least one student who described Muhamed as a "hardworking nice person" told 9NEWS NOW, "because he's a Muslim, they are coming to talk to him. I don't think that's right."

Muhamed has filed a campus police report about the incident. We contacted the FBI to get their side of the story. They would only say "at this point in time, he is no longer the subject of an on-going investigaton."

Written by Nancy Yamada

9NEWS NOW

Source: WUSA

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