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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Somali task force seeks solutions to terror recruiting

Somali task force seeks solutions to terror recruiting

Members of a Twin Cities Somali community task force that is partnering with the Department of Justice say they are committed to finding solutions to combat terror recruiting.

The group was created out of a federal pilot project designed to engage youth and address what makes kids vulnerable to radical messages.

The group said Thursday it is led by Somalis and is working with the U.S. attorney - but not for the U.S. attorney.

Some community members have been skeptical and said there are problems with partnering with the federal government.

The group and the U.S. attorney have signed a memorandum that states the pilot project will not be used to conduct surveillance on the Somali community or build intelligence databases.

Another group of Somalis has formed its own task force.

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