Somali Community Leaders Respond To Terror Recruitment Video
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Somali community in Minnesota is doing everything it can to stop terror groups from recruiting men from the Twin Cities.
The FBI says more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have been lured to terror training camps overseas.
And a video just released documents the lives of some of those men. The FBI believes Al-Shabaab made the 40-minute video.
Community leaders expressed concern and spoke out against it Friday.
“It tells one thing loud and clear: that Al-Shabaab is alive and dangerous,” said Omar Jamal, a community organizer. “It’s not [that] anybody cannot wish them away. They’re there, dangerous and a real threat.”
The latest video released ends with the promise of a second episode on the “Minnesota Martyrs.”