Abdirahim Hussein Mohamed

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Abdirahim Hussein Mohamed
عبد الرحيم حسين محمد
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Born (1978-10-21) October 21, 1978 (age 41)
Occupationpolitician
TitleChairman of Moniheli

Abdirahim Hussein Mohamed (Somali: Cabdiraxiim Xuseen Maxamed, Arabic: عبد الرحيم حسين محمد‎) (born 21 October 1978 in Somalia) is a Somalian-born Finnish media personality and a politician.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 2007, Mohamed became the first immigrant to chair a political party organization in Finland when he was elected Chairman of the Helsinki Centre Youth. In June 2016, Mohamed left the Center Party, because of the budget cuts in education and development aid made by the Sipilä Cabinet.[2] He subsequently joined the Social Democratic Party.[3]

In 2015 he criticized Israel, claiming that Israel is systematically murdering Palestinian women, children, and the elderly.[4]

In 2017 municipal elections, Mohamed was elected to the City Council of Helsinki.[5]

In 2019 Mohamed apologised for making up a story about removing a passenger from his taxi after allegedly suffering racist abuse,[6] stating, "I apologise for my actions and for lying. As a decision-maker, it is my duty to be honest. I depend on my voters’ trust and I have now broken that trust. I shall do everything I can to restore trust in my actions."[7][citation needed]

Mohamed is the Chairman of Moniheli, a co-operation network for multicultural organizations in the Helsinki capital region.[8] He also has his own radio show on Finnish National Radio Yle.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Husu Hussein eroaa keskustasta". Helsingin Uutiset. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Keskustan jättänyt Abdirahim "Husu" Hussein liittyy SDP:hen". Helsingin Uutiset. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
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  5. ^ "Helsinki: Valitut". Ministry of Justice. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Finnish Politician Apologises for Fake Hate Crime". National File. 2019-11-14. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  7. ^ "Black Finnish Politician Apologises for Fake Racism Story". sputniknews.com. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  8. ^ "Board of Directors". Moniheli. 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Ali and Husu are conquering the radio waves". Tarinatalo. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2012.