Recruitment and radicalization within the Muslim American community

Muslim, Islam, Prayer, White House
Muslim, Islam, Prayer, White House

After hearing what happened at the Minnesota mall, I thought I’d release this report about Somali communities in America being successfully recruited for jihad.

This report by the Committee on Homeland Security to the U.S. House of Representatives gives an abundance of information on the dangers of Somali–American recruitment to terror groups, and the high possibility of Homegrown attacks in America because of it.

Keep in mind that this report was written in 2011 — the escalation of terrorism has risen dramatically in the last five years. And since the formation of ISIS in 2014, al-Shabaab pledged its allegiance to ISIS. Al-Shabaab recruiters in America, are now ISIS recruiters, and they have intensified their efforts towards terrorism in the West.

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Cheri Berens lives in Egypt working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She experienced Egypt’s 2011 and 2013 revolutions and witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood takeover and violence that followed.