Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The New York Times reported on 20 April 2015 a story titled "6 Minnesotans Held in Plot to Join ISIS" by Scott Shane. The FBI prevented six young Somali-Americans from Minneapolis from joining a colleague who managed to reach the Islamic State in Syria. The six apparently were not recruited by anyone but decided on their own to go to Syria. It is curious that al-Shabaab in Somalia is no longer the attraction for this small disaffected group.