How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the US

Recent Somali immigrants attend a class at the Somali Community Development Center of Southwest Kansas in Garden City with the Somali and American flags hanging in the background. The volunteer run center offers lessons in English and American civics as a way to prepare recent immigrants for eventual citizenship.

More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.