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Somali-American Community

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Talking Points: ‘No Simple Answers’ In Stopping Terror Recruitment

It’s been one week since news broke that six young Minnesota men were charged with trying to join ISIS.

04/26/2015

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Sheriff Shows Think Tank How The Twin Cities Combats Violent Extremism

The second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.

02/25/2015

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Minnesota Somalis Condemn Islamic State Recruiting

Members of Minnesota’s large Somali community gathered Sunday to condemn the recruitment of youth by terrorist groups and urge collaboration to find solutions to address the problem. About 100 people attended a town hall meeting to denounce groups such as the Islamic State and al-Shabab, which together have recruited more than two dozen fighters from Minnesota since 2007. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told the crowd he’s working hard to bring more resources to the community to address the root causes of the problem.

09/28/2014

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Somali Community Mourns Shooting Death Of Businessman, Supporter Of Arts

The Somali-American community is mourning the death of a businessman after a shooting. Fuad Ali, 31, was gunned down in the 2600 block of Pleasant Avenue South. He was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the back early Wednesday morning.

12/12/2013