Mohammed in Top 100 Boy Names in Minnesota

Nothing to worry about, I’m sure.

Mohamed has made the list of most popular baby boy names in Minnesota, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Mohamed was the 98th most popular boy’s name in 2011 in the state. The SSA says Minnesota parents named 73 boys after the founder of Islam in that year.

This is the first time the name has appeared on the list the SSA releases each year.

There are 317 people who practice Islam per 100,000 in Minnesota, according to a 2010 study by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). That means the state has the 18th largest Muslim population in the United States and the District of Columbia, behind nearby Illinois (first) and Michigan (sixth).

Here are some Great Minnesotan Mohammeds who are already making a difference.

A Minneapolis man accused of helping send young men through a terrorist pipeline from Minnesota to Somalia was convicted Thursday on all five terrorism-related charges he faced, including one that could land him in prison for life. The man, Mahamud Said Omar, 46, a mosque janitor, was the first man to stand trial in the government’s investigation into what it says was the recruitment of more than 20 men who have left Minnesota since 2007 to join al-Shabab, a United States-designated terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda.

The FBI said that in the recent case, two young Minnesota men, 19-year-old Mohamed Osman and 20-year-old Omar Ali Farah, left their homes for their trek to Somalia in mid-July.

Mohammed Abdullah Warsame is a jihadist who received military training in al-Qaida camps, dined with bin Laden and went to the Taliban’s front line. As part of the plea agreement in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, Warsame agreed to be deported to Canada after serving his sentence.

Khalid Mohamud Abshir. Authorities say Abshir, who worked at a car-rental company, helped persuade four other Twin Cities men to fight in Somalia from September 2007 to January 2008. He left for Somalia in December 2007 and is still believed to be at large in Somalia.

Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan. Known to his friends as “Miski,” in August 2008 the Roosevelt High School student left Minneapolis for Somalia at 17. He was indicted on terrorism charges in August 2009. He is still believed to be at large.

Farah Mohamed Beledi. Estranged from his family, the St. Paul man ran with a street gang and stabbed another man at a soccer game. He started to turn his life around after he was released from prison in 2008. He left for Somalia in October 2009, with Faarax and Isse. Beledi became the second Minnesotan suicide bomber in Somalia, when he tried to detonate himself at a government checkpoint in May 2011. He was shot to death before he could deploy his bombs.

  • JacksonPearson

    In my opine, Muhammad was and still is a nobody!

    Confucious's tomb – occupied;
    Gandhi's tomb – occupied;
    Lenin's tomb – occupied;
    Muhammad's tomb – occupied;
    Christ's tomb – empty.

  • Softly Bob

    I always knew that devout Muslims lacked creativity, imagination and intelligence. Calling too many sons Mohammed is a joke. Who but a loser would want to call a child Mohammed anyway? Fancy naming your child after a hapless, narcissistic rapist, pedophile cowardly bed-wetter. Who do you think you are? You're a thousand years behind everyone else.
    Muslims think that they are superior to everyone else, but the reverse is true. It reminds me of one of Aesop's fables where the insect lands on the bull's head – ' the smaller the mind, the greater the conceit'!

  • @stevenfelix259

    up to I looked at the bank draft that said 8292, I have faith that…my… mother in law woz like actually receiving money in there spare time from there new laptop.. there mums best friend had bean doing this for only 23 months and resantly repaid the debts on their condo and got a top of the range Toyota. I went here,

    • Spikey1

      You mother in lay does muslim internet porn with farm animals and you brag about it?

  • Drakken

    It is rather interesting that no one in the state except the DFL elite were asked if importing a bunch of 3rd world savages was a good idea?

    • Ammanius

      You are indeed correct that the progressive Democrat machine in Minnesota now controls both houses of the legislature, the governor's office and most of the state offices. As much as it pains to admit it, there are also plenty of progressive impulses within the Republican party in Minnesota.

      The point of Greenfield's article is the demographic change represented by the Muslim name being in the top 100 in a state where residents still celebrate Oktoberfest, Syttende Mai, Svenskarnas Dag and St. Patrick's Day. Perhaps those festivals are absurd linkages to old country roots, but they are essentially well-meaning, harmless, and "Christian." The implication is that the name choice for baby boys is another example of creeping "Stealth Jihad."

      • pat

        It is not stealth. These monsters have created entire no-go zones where islam is strictly observed and whites are beaten, raped and robbed. schools are run by by Muslim gangs, Liberals are pleased.

  • Yoda

    Great, go ahead and name your Child after a Paedophile, someone who wrote Satanic verses, was also Insane, guess the name suits the mentality of parents that would do this

  • AdinaK

    One has to truly internalize the cultural jihad which is raging against the west (for decades), and it is particularly aimed at the US. The US is the bulwark against full frontal assault, as is Israel.

    However, under Barack HUSSEIN Obama they have been given a gift like none other. Instead of dreaming of their caliphate's actualization in the next 100 or so years, they understand, in a decade or so, they are well on their way. This is their step by step plan. Memorize it so you can identify its features –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

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  • Michael

    Does your name have to be mohammad to be a terrorist?
    Is it a necessity to name at least one of your children mohammed?
    Does the arab state pay a family to name at least one of their children mohammed?
    Just asking………..

    • pat

      Of late it seems to be important to these savages. it is not uncommon to have multiples in the family. This is a new phenomenon even in Arabia. The refuge of the simpleton in his savage cult.

  • mona mayy

    Hater's stop hating!!!

    • d7d7da7

      I suggest all of you that say this to us should be telling the religion of peace that. Or haven't you noticed that in every place there is a largely Muslim population or there is Sharia law which follows very quickly, there is torture, woman beating, incest and every manner of cruel punishments! They treat any other people or religion as a lower life form! Anyone that lives in any Muslim country or in a place with a large Muslim community that isn't Muslim must fear for their lives! Ask the two Coptic Christians from Jersey City New Jersey that were Beheaded by a Muslim neighbor!. Educate yourself you blind idiot!. While you're calling everybody a hater you should check why someone might not like them.

  • mah29001

    Let's call it Minnesotastan!

    • acting4mnpls

      Yes, you are right. MN is on the fast track of becoming another Dearborn MI and Western Europe. I live in the heart of the beast, NE Minneapolis, just two miles north of the Somali district. Unfortunately, the Somalis and their Islamic ideology is being strategically spread throughout MN. But many Minnesotans are starting to hear the 'jarring gong of self-preservation' (Churchill).
      As you know those who dare to stand and oppose their subjugation are targeted for annihilation. If you pray, would you please pray for our efforts to stave off this hostile insurgency into MN? Thank you!!!

  • Lauren

    Maybe I'll go buy a teddy bear and name it Mohammed

  • Joe

    If every non muslim named their son Joshua then that would also be the most common name. Non muslims however DO have imagination and can think of a much better variety of names for their kids. I used to work in saudi arabia and always laughed when someone on the streets shouted mohammed and hundreds of men turned to answer.