Minnesota Somalis and radicalization

There have been a number of alarming reports about radicalism within the Somali community in Minnesota.

A Somali American citizen returns to Somalia and splodes himself, killing 29. The FBI says he was radicalized right here in the USA. Via Hot Air.

The F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, said Monday that a Somali-American man who was one of several suicide bombers in a terrorist attack last October in Somalia had apparently been indoctrinated into his extremist beliefs while living in the United States.

Somali families have reported 20 young men missing, fearing that they have returned to Somalia to fight jihad. Via Jihad Watch.

Then, last week, five families went to the FBI, worries their kids were part of some jihad in Somalia. For their part, the FBI would not confirm or deny whether they have an ongoing investigation….

Some of The Missing are believed to be former gang members, escaping the street violence that’s claimed the life of seven young Somali men this year. Others are in college, and some were said to be deeply religious.

All 20 attended the same mosque in Minneapolis. CBS News has a video report on it.

As an aside, the state of Minnesota now has a program to offer shari’a compliant, interest-free mortgages to Muslims. Apparently, private lenders already offer these loans but the state feels it needs to intervene. Didn’t we learn from the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac housing market disaster that government intervention into the market to offer loans to special groups of people is a bad thing?

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