MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Local Somali leaders met in Minneapolis Saturday evening, saying they have to find a way together to strengthen their community and stop terror recruiting.
They talked about ways to deal with anti-Somali sentiments and how to prevent others from leaving the Twin Cities to fight overseas.READ MORE: AP: Wisconsin Democrats Renew Call For Votes On Gun Safety Bills
“The safety and security of this country is very important to Somali-Americans,” said Sadik Warfa, Deputy Director of the group Global Somali. “What we’re starting here tonight is an internal dialogue to find a lasting solution.”READ MORE: Wisconsin Launches Statewide Sexual Assault Tracking System
Warfa said youth unemployment and education remain top concerns, and that by addressing those issues, some other problems will be helped.MORE NEWS: Wednesday Marks 2 Years Since George Floyd's Murder
No solutions were expected in Saturday’s meeting, but this will be the start of an ongoing discussion.