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Minnesota legal community, Somali-Americans latest to unite to confront Islamophobia


Bearing the scars of having a glass mug shattered across her face, Asma Jama looked out at an audience of 200 people and again told her story: How she was attacked in a Coon Rapids restaurant by a patron who flew into a rage because she spoke a foreign language.

The attack, she said, was unlike anything she has encountered during 15 years living in Minnesota. Now she fears being targeted each time she steps outside.

“This time it’s not going to be a beer mug,” Jama said. “This time it’s going to end my life.”


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