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Al-Shabab Finds Fighters Among Somali Youth in Minnesotai
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October 01, 2013
While it is still unknown whether Somali-Americans were involved in the recent deadly attack by al-Shabab on a Kenyan shopping mall, it is known that the large Somali community in the U.S. state of Minnesota has been fertile ground for recruitment by the terrorist group. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Minneapolis, many young Somali men in the U.S. are torn between two cultures, leaving some susceptible to religious and patriotic appeals from the Islamist militant group.

Al-Shabab Finds Fighters Among Somali Youth in Minnesota

Published October 01, 2013

While it is still unknown whether Somali-Americans were involved in the recent deadly attack by al-Shabab on a Kenyan shopping mall, it is known that the large Somali community in the U.S. state of Minnesota has been fertile ground for recruitment by the terrorist group. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Minneapolis, many young Somali men in the U.S. are torn between two cultures, leaving some susceptible to religious and patriotic appeals from the Islamist militant group.


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