The Washington Post appears to be concerned about a potential rise in Islamophobia after a Somali-American cop shot and killed an Australian woman in Minneapolis under unclear circumstances.

In an article titled “After Minneapolis officer in police is named, Somali community braces for backlash,” Washington Post writer Katie Mettler laments the fact that Officer Mohamed Noor – who became the first Somali-American police officer to serve in Minneapolis’s fifth precinct three years ago – has gone from celebrated to chastised.

“The report stoked fear among Somalis in the Twin Cities [meaning the region encompassing Minneapolis and St. Paul], who have worked for decades to become part of the city’s fabric,” Mettler writes.

“There are now Somalis on the police force, the city council and in the Minnesota House of Representatives. But the largely Muslim population of Somali Americans in the region still face Islamophobia and innuendo about terrorism.”

Mettler goes on to quote Mohamud Noor (unrelated to the officer), who serves as executive director at the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, as stating that Somalis in Minnesota are concerned Officer Noor’s involvement in the shooting “will be just another event used to create animosity toward the Somali community.”

“Already, hateful posts criticizing Islam and sharia law are filling social media in response to the police shooting,” Mettler continues in her piece, adding that other Somali police officers are feeling anxious in response to the backlash.

Many are not impressed with Mettler’s priorities.

As reported previously, exactly what happened when Officer Noor shot and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond remains unclear.

So far, reports indicate that Noor and his partner were responding to a call from Damond, who was attempting to alert them to a possible rape being carried out in the area where the incident took place.

As Damond was speaking with Noor’s partner, who was sitting in the driver’s seat of the patrol vehicle, Noor allegedly reached across him and fired a shot through the car’s door, striking Damond in the abdomen.

Damond was reportedly set to marry her fiancé, Don Damond, next month. (Image via The Daily Mail)

According to Fox News, during Noor’s short time as a police officer, he was had three complaints filed against him, two of which are still open.

“On May 25, a woman accused Noor of assault and battery because he ‘grabbed her right wrist and upper arm’ and inflamed a pre-existing shoulder injury while officers were forcibly removing her from her home and bringing her to a hospital,” the outlet states.

The nature of the other complaints is unclear.

Sources:
Fox News
The Washington Post
The Daily Mail

  • Dudley Morris

    “Record Rain Predicted This Weekend; Women, Muslims Fear Backlash”

  • Randy Lay

    Im betting that the police officers were involved in the rape that the woman reported ..and she knew too much

    • SeA

      OMG………..maybe……..

    • Jesse James

      What I thought. It is possible. Why else would he resort to his gun and shoot across his own partner?

    • Ylem00

      Nah. Doesn’t make sense.

    • DaisyToo

      I’d say very possible, except – how about the rest of the violence against women he perpetrated as a cop? I suspect he committed jihad against her because she was talking to his cop partner while wearing pajamas.

  • Hooknladder

    Gee Islam has NO track record of senseless violence you white devils! (THAT IS if you ignore history and the 1400 years of Islamic violence) Christianity had some “bad actors” but AT LEAST THE FOUNDER was a peace loving man (Jesus) who NEVER advocated violence.!

  • Audrey Thomas

    There’s no such thing as islamaphobia. There is such thing as predation thanatophobia.

  • disqus_GB8lUuziuG

    Islamophobe (is-slahm-o-fohb) – A non-Muslim who knows more than they are supposed to know about Islam.

    Islamophobia is an allegedly irrational fear of losing life or liberty to Islamic rule merely because the laws, sacred texts, and traditional practices of Islam demand the submission of culture, politics, religion and all social expression. It tends to afflict those most familiar with the religion while sparing the more gullible.

    Unlike Infidelophobia (Quranically-inspired hatred and fear of non-Muslims – see 4:101), Islamophobia rarely involves dead bodies.

    The word “Islamophobia” literally means a fear of Islam, which is odd since Allah himself “throws terror into the hearts of disbelievers” (Quran 8:12). In contemporary use, it means any hint or suspicion that Islam is different from other religions.

    Unfortunately, when Islam checks in, a lot of folks wind up checking out… permanently. Therefore Islamophobes are a pretty broad group.

    -The Religion of peace

    • Ziggy89

      No fear about it.

  • Ylem00

    I’d say the Washington Post is Islamaphobic-phobic!

  • January

    WaPo is worried about the backlash against the muslim communities??? So when a black gets killed by a white/black cop, are they worried about the backlash from that. You know where riots break out, public and private property gets destroyed, and police have been ambushed and killed. This cop should have been on desk duty since he had 3 complaints against him, with two of those complaints still under investigation, and one law suit against him still pending. There should have been some kind of red flag there. But silly me, he is a muslim from Somalia. I bet if he was white or a non muslim black cop, he would have been treated differently. If this country is suppose to be so diversified, according to Obama constant preaching, then why are Muslims treated like the golden child and the rest like the step children? They need to learn that they need to abide by the laws in this country just like we have to.

    • Arkady Renko

      In Minnesota, a harsh look qualifies as anti-Muslim backlash.

  • kamenetz

    What’s needed is scuzlim rapefugee invasion control! Michael Brown an actual criminal gets shot by white cop, no can’t have that. A scuzlim fake cop shoots innocent white woman who called 911 for help, oh no scuzlim-phobia. Libturdism truly is a mental disorder! Put them in the FEMA camps.

  • DaisyToo

    The Twin Cities has the notorious distinction of having the single greatest body of volunteers for ISIS in the entire USA (thanks, Keith Ellison!)

    Sounds like Mohamad Noor was “volunteering”for ISIS while getting paid by We, the Taxpayers.

    RIP Miss Damond.

  • Chesapeake

    There should be a black out of this so-called newspaper. The most uncalled for
    waste of trees known to man.

  • Ziggy89

    Hey WaPo, you got it wrong, not “concerned about islamophobia, concerned about ISLAM”.

    Aloha snackbar

  • Chris Leroux

    If he plays his cards right, Justin Trudeau will give him $10,000,000.00.

    • Tobi Alafin

      LMAO.

  • M&M

    WaPo ignores Jewphobia, Christianphobia, Hinduphobia …..

  • Pat Patrix

    The fuck…he shot her as she was speaking to them? It wasn’t even like a random, didn’t know who was there shooting? She was in the middle of speaking to the driver and he reached over him and fucking shot her through the door? What the fuck?

    • Tobi Alafin

      Maybe he was/new the rapist she was reporting.

  • Ruger 1

    Bring these Low IQ Somali’s into the U.S and give him a Gun and a Badge, and Turn them Loose on the American People…. What the F_ck Could go Wrong?? Oh, Wait.. Never Mind!!!

  • Deplorable Basketdweller

    It is all there in black and white on the pages of the koran, ahadith and sira? The islamic vision of the world is one of nothing but islam and the muslims have been trying to accomplish this for 1400+ years!
    A religious group some 1.5 billion in number documents that they will, given the chance, convert, subjugate or kill me in the pursuit of their political/religious system and I am an islamophobe?
    They have been doing exactly as their “holy” books command and over the last 1400 years they have murdered close to 300 million people and forcefully converting and subjugating many times more and I am an islamophobe?
    As of today 31,000+ acts of deadly islamic terror attacks since 9/11/2001 and I am an islamophobe?
    As many as 80% of practicing muslims wanting sharia to be the only ruling world law and I am an islamophobe?
    To be a “good” muslim you must emulate muhammad and muhammad excelled at – Cowardice, Tyranny, Despotism, Deceit, Murder, Rape, Slavery, Pedophilia, Wife Beating, Bestiality, Genocide, Terror, Robbery….. an I am an islamophobe?
    Muslims committing and all forms of heinous and evil acts and qualifying it “good” when it advance islam and I am an islamophobe?
    It seems that a majority of the left when it comes to islam at “Truthaphobes”, “Factaphobes”, “Historaphobes” “Logicaphobes”, “Inteligencaphobes”? I know these are made up words but so is islamophobe?
    Can we really call islam a religion of peace when it’s main mode of propagation started with terrorism murder and deceit and that form of propagation continues today?
    I don’t know which is worse the evil of islam or those who defend and support it as a religion of peace?
    Not taking islam at its word is not a phobia it is just down right stupid!
    Islam the religion of peace one beheading at a time!

  • David Watts

    Update: Both the Minneapolis Mayor and the Chief of Police have denounced Noor; the police union refuses to speak for him as well. He is still refusing to cooperate with the investigation — how long will that go on?