Somali Group Ka Joog Defend Rejection Of Federal GrantThe leaders of a Minnesota nonprofit that works to improve the lives of young Somalis knew the stakes were high when they rejected $500,000 in federal funding earlier this month.
Somali Youth Group Ka Joog Turns Down $500K Grant, Cites TrumpA Somali youth development organization in Minnesota announced that it has declined a nearly $500,000 federal counter-extremism grant, citing the political climate under President Donald Trump.
Ka Joog, 'Enriching Life Of Young Somali-American Youth'Mohamed Farah, the executive director of Ka Joog, spoke with WCCO-TV's Esme Murphy on Sunday about the recent massacre in Kenya, in which some of Farah's relatives were injured.
The Antidote To Minn. Terror Recruitment Seeks FundingOutside the State Office Building in St. Paul, a group of young men were snapping group selfies and smiling broadly. It was pure excitement as the Somali-Americans took a big step into American civics. They are with the group Ka Joog, and they had come to the Capitol to seek state funding for a vital cause -- keeping the tug of foreign terror groups out of reach.
Interview: Combating Terror Recruiting In MinnesotaAfter an expected one million people demonstrated in Paris Sunday in a show of national unity against terror, it's important to remember that terrorist groups are trying to recruit young, disenfranchised people in Minnesota.
Somali Group Wants State Cash To Fight Terror RecruitmentA Somali youth group wants more than $4 million in state funding for workforce training, arts initiatives and after-school programs to fight international terrorist recruitment across Minnesota.
Prosecutor Fights Terrorism By Building Trust For several months, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger has been meeting with members of Minnesota's large Somali community, and listening to their concerns.
Obama Didn’t Mention ISIS Recruiting, But Minn. Community Still On Edge President Barack Obama did not mention in his Wednesday night address the recruitment of Minnesotans by ISIS (or ISIL). There are reports that as many as 15 young men and women with Minnesota ties have left to join the terror group.
Terror Groups Using Social Media To Recruit In The Twin Cities Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.
Mpls. Theater, Police Seek Help Finding BurglarA local theater is seeking the public's help in finding a man who broke into their offices and stole computers and equipment. On May 31, a man broke into the Southern Theater at 1420 Washington Avenue in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Mpls. Somali Youth Group Fights Al-Shabab With DocumentaryAl-Shabab uses Internet videos to convince Minnesota men to come back to Somalia. But now, a Somali youth group is fighting back with a documentary of their own.
Minn. Somali: Resources Needed To Stop RecruitingA member of a Somali-American youth group in Minnesota says the federal government should fund programs to prevent youth from being recruited into terrorist groups. Mohamed Farah is president of Ka Joog, a Somali youth group in Minnesota.
Mpls. Group Combats Al-Shabaab's Recruiting Early OnThe FBI is investigating to see if Minnesotans and Americans were involved in the terrorist attack at a Kenya mall. But so far FBI Agent Kyle Loven said there is no specific evidence that Minnesotans were part of the attack.
Thousands To Celebrate Somali Independence DayThousands of people are expected to flock to Minneapolis on Sunday for this year's Somali Independence Day festival. Organizers say the event is designed to celebrate Somalia's independence, and also pay homage to the United States -- the country that gave refugees a chance at a new life.
Somali Group 'Ka Joog' Earns FBI HonorWith a burgeoning population of Somali-American families settling in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota, it’s only natural to expect cultural clashes and growing pains. But few expected the attraction of so many Somali boys and men to get drawn into the strife back in their homeland.