In Shakopee, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, ValleyFair Amusement Park had already begun to offer its ‘ValleyScare’ this past weekend. Normally, these activities offered people in the area a chance to enjoy some Halloween festivities at a reasonable price (at least compared to other theme parks that offer similar amenities).
However, on Saturday, September 22, the park had to be closed as hundreds of local Somali Muslim teens rampaged, terrorizing children and generally creating an atmosphere of hostility.
The decision to close the park was allegedly made by, or at least on the advice of, the local police department, but the media has seemingly tried to keep the story quiet, perhaps due to the number of Somali Muslims running for office in the area. Was the media blackout concerning multiple reports of the armed Somali Muslim teens terrorizing children politically-connected?
This didn’t happen in London or Brussels, but rather in the heart of the United States, in a state that ‘welcomed refugees.’
According to an article in the Star Tribune, a large number of fights erupted on Saturday at the amusement park, which led the police to close the park down early.
Interestingly, throughout the Tribune’s entire article on what happened, they didn’t make mention of who was fighting.
Social media accounts identified the assailants, though, as Somalis.
According to one person, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, a security guard told him that the Somali Muslim teens had jumped the fences (which allowed them to bypass the metal detectors stationed at the entrances to the park).
This person’s account continued on to say that the youths who jumped the fence had weapons.
I have spoken with the man who wrote this post. He was at Valley Fair Amusement Park in Shakopee, Minnesota last night….
They also said that the riotous group were terrorizing children before they began to run from the police.
Another account stated that a large group of Somalis began to fight near the Wave at the park around 10 p.m., and that the staff at the park was running around, chasing them, spreading them ‘thin.’
Yet another eyewitness account said that the youths were attacking the security guards inside the park, and that the rumor spread through the park that someone had stabbed a staff security member.
Video showed a large group of Somali youths moving through the parking lot, and a photograph showed that a ‘special tactics unit’ responded to the event.
We had a wonderful time taking the kids to Valley Scare today but as we come to the end of the night , they evacuated…
According to one account, there were 263 police that responded to the event, including a helicopter, from multiple local departments.
The Shakopee Police Department decided to close down and evacuate the park at some point, which caused a panic as parkgoers scrambled for the exits.
However, the Shakopee Police later bragged on their social media pages that no one was injured in the entire incident, and that they had simply responded to claims that there were fights.
The SPD said that there were no gunshots or knives, but that the number of people “running throughout the park” were difficult to control.
The local police continued on to say that due to the “large number of altercations,” they made the choice to shut down the park.
For many, that didn’t make sense. Fights happen at theme parks, from Disney Land to King’s Island to Six Flags, fairly often. Theme parks don’t shut down; they throw the assailants out.
Some witnesses put the number of assailants at between 300 and 400 Somalis.
The most full and accurate account on what happened at Valleyfair tonight which aligns with what I observed. There were…
Why are none of these claims being reported? Why is Facebook being accused of removing video of the incident, when some have said that 60-70 people were recording the fights, and the mayhem that resulted?
Perhaps the reason is that Facebook is hoping to ‘influence’ the elections in Minnesota.
Videos of a large group of Somali Muslim youths rampaging through Halloween festivities likely wouldn’t play well on the news, just like mentioning that the Minneapolis Police Officer who shot a woman without any cause was a Somali Muslim wouldn’t shine a favorable light on the community.
Even mentioning that the rioters were Somali would cause issues; less than one percent of Somali residents are Christian. In fact, according to the Diocese of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital city, there were only around 100 Catholics in the nation in 2004.
With Muslims and Somalis on the ballots in Minnesota in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, including Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, Mohamud Noor, and Hodan Hassan, perhaps the media decided to keep the identity of the rioters unmentioned to make sure those democrats wouldn’t suffer at the ballot box?
It wouldn’t be the first time they appeared reticent to make mention of cultural background or religious affiliation, after all.
An interesting aside, for historical buffs, is that a week from today is the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, as remembered in the book (and film) Black Hawk Down.