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Somali Community Leaders Respond To Terror Recruitment Video

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Somali community in Minnesota is doing everything it can to stop terror groups from recruiting men from the Twin Cities.

The FBI says more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have been lured to terror training camps overseas.

And a video just released documents the lives of some of those men. The FBI believes Al-Shabaab made the 40-minute video.

Community leaders expressed concern and spoke out against it Friday.

“It tells one thing loud and clear: that Al-Shabaab is alive and dangerous,” said Omar Jamal, a community organizer. “It’s not [that] anybody cannot wish them away. They’re there, dangerous and a real threat.”

The latest video released ends with the promise of a second episode on the “Minnesota Martyrs.”





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