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Saturday, February 23, 2013

From Minneapolis to Mogadishu

At least 20 young American men of Somali background secretly left their homes in Minneapolis to return to Somalia and fight alongside a militant group called al-Shabab, with links to al-Qaeda.
They wanted to resist an US-backed invasion of their homeland by neighboring Ethiopia. Among them was Shirwa Ahmed who became the first known American suicide bomber.
Al-Shabab was on Washington’s list of terror organizations, so all the young men who went to fight in Somalia were classified as terrorists.
The impact on the Somali community in Minneapolis was devastating and they are still feeling the repercussions.

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