Obama’$ New And Improved Plan To Stop I$i$ Terrori$m Recruitment In Minne$ota

Barack ObamaDrudge had this one up today and I just couldn’t pass it by.  The idea at issue is nearly laughable, but for the unthinkable suffering wrought by Islam’s ongoing war against non-Muslim humanity – for the past fourteen centuries.  Let’s get to the latest AP Big Story report on a (not very) brilliant ( and rather expensive) plan launched by the Obama Administration a year ago to – stop terrorist recruiting in Minnesota.  Yes.  You read that correctly.  We’re going to spend a whole lot of money to keep young Muslims from making the leap into violent jihad – as if poverty, joblessness, lack of education, wealth, profitable employment, or post-graduate degrees, have anything to do with it.

nidal hasan  AP tells us this:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among the people lining up for a crack at federal and private funds aimed at stopping terror recruiting.

Friday was the deadline for applicants to request roughly $400,000 in money being administered by a nonprofit entity as part of Minnesota’s efforts to stamp out violent extremism.

toiletThe program is part of a three-city pilot project, which includes Boston and Los Angeles, launched more than a year ago by the Obama administration.

Minneapolis’ program, called Building Community Resilience, focuses on the state’s large Somali community, which has been fertile ground for terrorism recruiters. More than 22 men have left the state since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia, and roughly a dozen people have left in recent years to join militants in Syria.

It was unclear how many people or groups had applied for funding by Friday’s deadline. Grant awards will be announced March 9…
bills_wrapped_2Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said he’s excited about the program’s progress and he’s trying to get additional funding, both federal and private. He pointed to a bill Obama signed into law in December that includes $50 million for efforts that combat terrorism as a possible source. Luger noted that $10 million of that appropriation is specifically for states’ efforts to prevent violent extremism, though it’s not yet known how much of that money will to Minnesota.

 

Mohamud Noor, executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, is among those who requested money. On any given day, a half-dozen or more community members are lined up outside Noor’s office, seeking help for legal troubles, jobs or for housing issues. This week, one mother came to him about a teenage son on the verge of getting kicked out of school. In those situations, Noor works with parents, schools and teens to stop bad situations from getting worse.

Noor said he is proposing “a community transformation” that will include education, mentoring and job training. While he knows the money available won’t cover all the community’s needs, he said he hopes it will lead to efforts that the community can sustain….

Read all of it.

Here’s a novel idea.  A really cheap way to get right to the root causes of terrorist recruiting.  And it won’t cost anyone $400,000:

Koran

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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