Fargo-Moor­head, Min­nesota: a safe haven for Kur­dish peo­ple?

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Over the years, to es­cape the vi­o­lence and the threat of Sadaam Hussien and many oth­ers, peo­ple from Kur­dis­tan have es­caped or ran away to Amer­ica to start a new, safer life with their fam­i­lies. One of the more popular and well-known places that the Kur­dish peo­ple im­mi­grated to was Nashville, Texas. In fact, the area even­tu­ally be­came so over­pop­u­lated with Kurds, around 11,000 im­mi­grants, that it even­tu­ally be­came nick­named "Lit­tle Kur­dis- tan". How­ever, Nashville isn't the only place with a large Kur­dish pop­u­lace. A num­ber of Kur­dish fam­i­lies also re­side in Min­nesota, Fargo-Moor­head.

Ac­cord­ing to MPR news, over two hun­dred stu­dents liv­ing in Fargo-Moor­head speak rudi­men­tary Kur­dish, if not flu­ent. There even ex­ists a 'Kur­dish Com­mu­nity' within Moor­head, an or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated solely to pro­tect­ing Kur­dish peo­ple's rights and help­ing those who de­cide to move to Amer­ica set­tle in. Re­cently moved An­war Hus­sein, Kur­dish cit­i­zen, even com­ments on his new home to act­ing re­porter "Dan Gun­der­son" from MPR News.

"I haven't seen much sta­bil­ity in my life and hope­fully this will be a new chap­ter in my life and I can just not worry about so much and just live a peace­ful life. We've seen so many bad things in my life."

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