Saturday, September 12, 2009

Area's Muslims reach out to Somali Bantu immigrants

These immigrants from Somalia are learning how to live in Milwaukee and the U.S. They are learning culture and laws, in particular. Many things that are illegal here, are not illegal in their country. - - Donna Poisl

By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel

When the local Somali Bantu community began arriving in Milwaukee in 2003, people came with little more than the clothes on their backs.

Largely illiterate, few spoke English. And little in their decade in the refugee camps of Kenya, where they'd fled Somalia's civil war, prepared them for life in the United States.

It's been a difficult adjustment for many of the Bantu, as families struggled to maintain their religious and cultural identities while navigating the complexities of American society and its laws.
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