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WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that 14 people are being charged with providing support for the Somalian terrorist group al-Shabab.

Holder said the charges reflect a disturbing trend that leaders in Muslim communities in the United States are helping law enforcement agencies to address.

The charges against suspects in Minnesota, California and Alabama include providing support for the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia, two U.S. officials said Thursday. Most of the people are U.S. citizens, with some supporting the terrorist organization from the United States and others traveling to Somalia to do so.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100805/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_terrorism_us_somalia

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:42 PM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am from MN and have heard a lot about this. We have a big Somali population and they are taking these kids and twisting them for political purposes. It's horrible and a big problem for the Muslim community here as they try to educate people about the problem and help people at risk for being sucked into this extremist group. Of course they go after poor, recent immigrant kids and try to convince them that if they love the Somali people they will join this group and go fight in Somalia. They also offer money, threaten people's families, etc etc.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 1:08 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Does this surprise you?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:43 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • What's the question?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:25 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Good for them---I wish they would keep on finding those people, investigate them and ask questions about their activities and lock them up. They are everywhere.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 1:00 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I feel so sad for those boys.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 1:18 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Exactly the same way they recruit for white supremists and anti-govt militia groups
    ____________________
    You got it. There is no difference. The Somali community really struggles, they are not adapting smoothly, they are afraid of police, and they are victims of discrimination and bigotry. They are mostly poor. They have the double-whammy of being both Muslim and Black. Many of them are from poor farming areas, from homogeneous communities. The mosques are offering education and support to help them adapt to a secular, diverse community, and most have.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 2:43 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I am from MN and have heard a lot about this. We have a big Somali population and they are taking these kids and twisting them for political purposes. It's horrible and a big problem for the Muslim community here as they try to educate people about the problem and help people at risk for being sucked into this extremist group. Of course they go after poor, recent immigrant kids and try to convince them that if they love the Somali people they will join this group and go fight in Somalia. They also offer money, threaten people's families, etc etc.


    Exactly the same way they recruit for white supremists and anti-govt militia groups

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:12 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Thanks for the tumbs up... Still waiting for the question, though..... hrmmmmmm Looks more like a journal entry thus far...
    ;oP
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:57 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Thanks for the tumbs up... Still waiting for the question, though..... hrmmmmmm Looks more like a journal entry thus far...
    ;oP


    And yet, as usual, you couldn't resist the impulse to response

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 4:10 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

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