As a 10-year-old rape victim recovers from a vicious assault in the hallway of the apartment building where she lives, local media have gone to great lengths to avoid identifying her attacker as a Muslim immigrant from Somalia.

Minneapolis police were able to identify the suspect using surveillance footage because of numerous past encounters with him; Ahmed Hersi Abdi was arrested in St. Paul within 24 hours after the rape.

Both the ABC or CBS local affiliates reported the crime and the arrest, but bowing to political correctness and the reluctance of the mainstream media to associate Muslim immigrants with criminal activity, they chose to identify Abdi only as “a Minneapolis man” without reference to his background, nationality, immigration status or lengthy rap sheet.

The attack and rape of the 10-year-old happened in the Minneapolis area known as “Little Mogadishu” because of the high numbers of Somali immigrants.

In the past twenty years, the U.S. government has resettled nearly 120,000 refugees from Somali, many of them in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Abdi has been convicted of trespassing, disorderly conduct and public urination, and has had four counts of assault and charges of lurking dismissed in the past based on “mental deficiency” and “mental incompetence.”

Ann Corcoran, editor and founder of Refugee Resettlement Watch, and author of Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America, has followed the refugee resettlement program since 2007 noted in a blog, “Ahmed Hersi Abdi has a long criminal record; why wasn’t he deported?”

Corcoran added, “Lucky taxpayers. We paid for his resettlement, surely his welfare and now we will get to pay for his long imprisonment."

The author pointed out that the of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees continues to send Somalis to the United States even though they are being returned to their homeland from Kenyan refugee camps as conditions improve.

Somali immigrants were the third largest ethnic group resettled in America in the past year.

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