El 7 de noviembre de 2001 el FBI allana las tiendas somalíes Maka Mini Mart y Halal Meats en Seattle.

  • By Jennifer Ott
  • Posted 11/27/2010
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 9642

El 7 de noviembre de 2001, el FBI allana el Maka Mini Mart y Halal Meats y los negocios que comparten su espacio, como parte de una investigación en relación a uno de estos negocios, Barakat Wire Transfer Service. El allanamiento ocurre apenas dos meses después de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre de 2001. Hay preocupación acerca de que el mercado somalí y el servicio de transferencias de dinero hayan sido tomados como objetivo debido a la religión musulmana de sus propietarios. Luego de varios meses el FBI abandona la investigación, y dos de los negocios reciben una compensación parcial por los bienes confiscados y las pérdidas sufridas debido al cierre.


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