Yesterday’s news that eight people would be charged in connection with the disappearance of young Somali men from the Twin Cities put the long-running story back in the national spotlight.
Authorities suspect the young men are being recruited to fight with al-Shabaab, an Islamic militia — and terrorist organization, according to the U.S. State Department.
NPR’s Talk of the Nation looked at the issue today with counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston. It’s well worth a listen if you’ve been following the story.
MPR News, lead by Laura Yuen, has also been following the story, as well as the larger content of Somali immigrants to the Twin Cities. See our full coverage here.