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.

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