MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Some members of Minnesota’s Muslim community are lashing out against a terror recruitment video released on New Year’s Day.
“The video that Al Shabaab released is a desperate attempt to instill fear and create hatred between Muslims, Somalis and the mainstream American community,” a spokesperson said at the meeting.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
The Somali-American Task Force was joined by Imams and other community leaders Monday night. They strongly condemned the message of the video that connected the Minnesota Somali community to extremism.READ MORE: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
They accused Al Shabaab of exploiting the African-American civil rights movement in an attempt to create ethnic and religious divides in the United States.MORE NEWS: What Health Information Can Employers Require From Their Workers?
The group also called on political candidates, the media and the general public to turn down the rhetoric that feeds Islamaphobia