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.
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.