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