Somali terrorist recruitment film turns up in Minnesota

The FBI is looking for more information about a 30-minute terror recruitment film aimed at English-speaking Somali refugees.  The report from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis (hat tip: a friend from Tennessee) doesn’t say where the FBI got the film.

The FBI is taking a close look at a video that uses slick production and anti-American messages to get young men interested in terrorism.

The Feds are trying to figure out how legitimate and significant this video is. At one point in the video, the narrator praises the men who’ve left the west to fulfill an obligation in the holy war.

The 30 minute tape shows Somali and Ethiopian troops fighting in July 2008.

Terrorist groups like Al Shebab, are using gunfights like this to lure young American men to join their cause.

Read more here, where local Somalis call the film B.S., and watch a short clip of the video.

See our archive on the missing Somali youths saga here.

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