How to “root out jihad from within”

Following the terrorist attack in St. Cloud, Minnesota (not France), John wrote about what he called delusional efforts to combat the influence of ISIS on Somali youth in Minnesota. The efforts consisted of “funding a broad array of mental health and education programs” and also the developing “community-led intervention teams” — groups of Somali leaders and educators enlisted to identify and intervene with young people believed at risk for radicalization.

I gather from John’s post that the latter approach was hampered by a lack of volunteers. It may be, as John says, that a great many Somalis in Minnesota have mixed feelings about Islamic terrorism.

  • Alain

    Since “terrorism” is a form of jihad and an integral part of Islam, why do people keep banging on about “radicalisation”? As I keep repeating there are certainly cultural Muslims just as there are nominal Muslims, but the fact that they for whatever reason do not follow all of Islam’s requirements really is meaningless.

    • moraywatson

      There are no radicalized muslims, just purified ones.

  • moraywatson

    Sure they have mixed feelings about jihad. They may not feel like it today, but they will probably feel like it tomorrow.

  • BillyHW

    I want to root out jihad from without. That is, by never letting them into the goddamn country in the first place.

  • Barrington Minge

    How to “root out jihad from within”??……PORK of course!!