Did you happen to see this one? From AP, July 31:
NASHVILLE — A proud enclave of Kurds has lived in this city for decades, starting businesses and soccer leagues, holding down good jobs and blending into the immigrant neighborhoods south of town. But now the Kurdish immigrant community has been shaken to see its young people joining a street gang that blends old-world customs and new-world thuggery. Police blame the gang for a string of rapes, assaults and home invasions. The gang calls itself Kurdish Pride and is made up of 20 to 30 teenagers and young adults.
“We don’t have the phenomenon anywhere else. This is a unique situation in Nashville,” said Pary Karadaghi, president and chief executive of Kurdish Human Rights Watch, based in Fairfax, Va.
The gang members borrow from California gangster culture by adopting rap slang, scrawling “KP” graffiti on street signs, wearing gang colors and flashing hand signs in photos posted online. They also put Kurdish flags on their cars, and use yellow from the Kurdish Democratic Party banner as their gang color. On their Web sites, they talk about Kurdish music and culture.
See our last post on the Kurds.