Since 9/11, Almost 100,000 Somalian Refugees Admitted Into USA


Monday’s Ohio State University attacker has been identified as Abdul Artan, 18, a Somalian refugee who was listed in the Ohio State’s online directory as a student majoring in logistics management.

In September it was reported that 97,046 Somalian refugees admitted into the United States since the terror attack on September 11, 2001, and at least 16 percent have ended up in Minnesota – the nation’s largest Somali-American community.

A full 99.6 percent of them were Muslim, and 29.7 percent (28,836) were males between the ages of 14 to 50.

As of September 19, a total of 8,619 Somali refugees had been admitted into the U.S. during Fiscal Year 2016, reported CNS News.

The period between FY 2004-2006 saw the largest number of Somalis pouring into the U.S.  The numbers slacked off, then rose again during FY 2014-2016, according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center.

In the past nine years, several dozen young Somalis from Minnesota have gone back to the Middle East to fight with terror organizations, while others have been caught attempting to do so.

In September, a Somali refugee born in Africa, 22-year-old Dahir Adan, stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him.

More from CNS News:

Since shortly after al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. 15 years ago, 97,046 Somalis fleeing civil war and Islamist extremism in their homeland have been admitted to the United States. Of those, 15,681 were resettled in Minnesota, 7,493 in Ohio, 7,179 in Texas, 6,136 in New York, 5,678 in Arizona, 4,513 in Washington State, along with smaller numbers in other states.

The figures were highest during the middle years of the George W. Bush administration, with 13,331 Somali refugees admitted in FY 2004, 10,405 in FY 2005 and 10,357 in FY 2006.


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