FBI statistics reveal that Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), is the terrorism recruitment capital of the United States.
According to the FBI, more Somali American men and boys from this district have joined, or have attempted to join, a foreign terror organization in the last 12 years than any other community in the US.
“Forty-five Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined,” Fox News reports.
In 2018, a dozen more Somalis were arrested, accused of planning to leave the US to join ISIS.
Ilhan’s district is a very insular ethnic and religious community that has not fully assimilated into American society.
“For over a decade, Islamist terror groups have been able to recruit from Minnesota. This is, in part, because Minnesota has a large Muslim population compared to other parts of the US,” Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security expert at The Heritage Foundation, told Fox News.
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