Federal Program To Fight Terrorism Takes Shape In MinnesotaA federal pilot program designed to combat terror recruiting among Somali youth in Minnesota is beginning to take shape and will include a mentorship program, youth leadership opportunities and other initiatives focused on steering at-risk young people down a positive track, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said.
4 Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Ordered Jailed Until TrialThe situation was tense Thursday as four of the six Minnesotans accused of trying to leave the country and join the group ISIS appeared in federal court. There were angry outbursts and cries for justice as the suspects were ordered jailed until trial.
North Dakota Bank Dumps Money Service Businesses, Loses Somalia AccountsA North Dakota bank is the latest financial institution in the United States and elsewhere that has decided to close the accounts of companies that transfer or convert money, a trend that has upset Somalis who want to send money home.
Somali Community Rallies, Condemns Al-Shabaab Terrorists' RecruitingLocal Somali leader Abdirizak Bihi will lead an anti-al-Shabaab rally at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, sharing the Somali community's detest for the terrorist group that preys on, and recruits young Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.