Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.
In the three years that government and rebel forces have been battling in Syria, more than 100,000 people have been killed. Many of the deceased are innocent civilians who are cut down by crossfire or suicide bombings.
The Somali community in Minnesota is doing everything it can to stop terror groups from recruiting men from the Twin Cities.
Somali officials say the man believed to be responsible for the deaths of 10 people in an alleged suicide bombing was from Minneapolis.
One of the suicide bombers in Saturday’s bombing near the Somali capitol is an American from Minneapolis, according to the Somalia Mission to the U.N.
Before Osama bin Laden became infamous, none of these were around: TSA, bag checks, pat-downs, scanners, and threat alerts.