Those damn Minnesotans

When you read that men from Minnesota have been indicted for aiding the Islamic State — as in the Hill headline “Two Minnesota men charged with aiding ISIS,” or in the Star Tribune headline “2 Minneapolis men charged with attempting to aid terrorists,” or in the local FOX News affiliate headline “2 Minnesota men charged with ISIS support” — you can be pretty sure that we’re talking about first or second generation Somali immigrants to Minnesota who have yet to adjust their loyalties to the United States.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it has something to do with the (imperfectly understood, of course) Islamic faith of our fellow “Minnesotans.” It’s almost enough to make you rethink the continuing flow of immigration supported by our insane 1965 immigration law and the reigning cliches about the beauties of “diversity.” Almost.

President Obama welded the case for continuing (and increasing) the immigration flow to anti-American fatuity in Chicago yesterday. Neil Munro reports on Obama’s Chicago speech here.

According to Obama, Americans don’t have the right to exclude anyone in particular (“those folks,” as he put it) from the United States. In connection with Obama’s speech, we might want to meditate on the phenomenon of the stream of “Minnesota men” making the headlines.

UPDATE: The White House has now posted a transcript of Obama’s remarks in Chicago here. Although the subject of the prepared speech was immigration, Obama led off with a remarks revisiting events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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