REPORT: How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the US

BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 16, 2019 /

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.

The article goes on to state the following:

In the case of the Somalis, it’s no longer just the men. Early last year, a female was apprehended by authorities on charges of supporting providing material support to Al Qaeda and arson.

So what has made the area such a hotbed for such activity? And what has been Rep. Ilhan Omar’s record in addressing the issue – either before she was elected, or since?

The answers matter because federal authorities say they remain “highly concerned” about the terrorist connection with the Minneapolis Somalis – even though al-Shabab is struggling against the Somali government, and the so-called ISIS “caliphate” has crumbled under a sustained U.S.-led military campaign.

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As for Omar, she spoke up for a group of six Somalis arrested in 2015 for trying to cross into Mexico, as part of a plan to join ISIS in Syria. As the case went to trial the following year, the then-state representative wrote a letter to the trial judge requesting “compassion” – and lighter sentencing on behalf of one of the Minnesota men, who was facing 30 years jail time.

“Such punitive measures not only lack efficacy, they inevitably create an environment in which extremism can flourish, aligning with the presupposition of terrorist recruitment,” Omar wrote. “The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion. We must alter our attitude and approach; if we truly want to affect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation.”

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5 Comments

  1. Ray Stewart February 16th, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Every last damn Somali in this country needs to be deported, immediately!

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  2. Frank Cleveland February 16th, 2019 at 11:40 am

    How did Omar ever get elected into office . Are their brains frozen from the cold winters ? Is this the future of the Democrat party and America . I can not imagine that she wins another term .

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  3. Rebecca February 16th, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Thank Obama for flying entire villages of them in the in the dead of the night

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  4. Candace February 16th, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Congress Omar, is a threat to the safety of America. This women has no business getting security clearances. Part of her job will give her top secret information. I believe she is a terrorist.

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  5. Carole Holcomb February 17th, 2019 at 12:19 am

    The problem in our government is the liberals that are too afraid of not being politically correct. So, they do not want to say a word that will hurt someone’s feelings! That’s why they let these horrible people in our government offices. They do not want to believe anyone could possibly be that bad! Just like they don’t want to believe there is a National Emergency at our borders and that the wall does not need to be built! Idiots, is what they are!

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