Omar Criticized for Vote on Armenian Genocide Resolution

Omar says accountability and recognition of genocide shouldn't be used as a cudgel in a political fight.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is coming under criticism from Minnesota’s Armenian community for not supporting a resolution recognizing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. The Minnesota Democrat was one of three lawmakers voted “present” when the House overwhelmingly approved it Tuesday in a clear rebuke to Turkey for invading northern Syria. Omar said in a statement…

Yazidi-Americans Honor the Lives Lost in an ISIS Genocide

People in the metro got together for the three year anniversary of a deadly attack in Iraq

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Fargo-Moorhead’s Yazidi-American community is remembering the genocide committed against their people at the hand of ISIS three years ago. On August 3rd, 2014, a group of ISIS militants attacked the Yazidi community in Iraq, killing thousands according to Haroon Al Haider. He and many other Yazidi-Americans living in the Fargo-Moorhead area are holding an event to honor…