Says he wants help in identifying immigrants with bad intentions. (Well, he didn’t exactly say that.)
In response, Somalis welcome federal help in keeping their youths from wanting to join the jihad, say they need more taxpayer funded stuff to keep them here. (Well, not exactly in those words.)
It seems pretty simple to me, don’t profile at airports as they leave the country, just let them leave and then strip them of their passports!
From Fox9 Minneapolis (emphasis is mine):
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) –
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was in the heart of Minnesota’s Somali community Friday to listen and let local leaders know they aren’t alone. He encouraged grassroots efforts to build safe, strong and proud neighborhoods, telling the Muslim community this is your America too.
“I want to encourage people to be participants in our public safety, in our homeland security.” Johnson said. “This is your country too.”
Johnson talked about several hot button issues, insisting he is focused on community engagement.
“Muslims are always being targeted because they happen to be Muslims,” Abdirahman Mukhtar, with Pillsbury United Communities said.
The secretary’s agenda includes racial profiling and the extremist recruitment of young Muslims to fight in wars overseas.
“This is an exercise in trust,” Johnson said.
The secretary explained that efforts to block the pipeline that is sending potential fighters from the Twin Cities to far off places like Somalia and Syria starts on the ground in neighborhoods like Minneapolis’ cedar-riverside.
The message from the White House is the federal government needs help.
“If you see somebody who may be headed in the direction of violence, someone disaffected, angry in some way, help us to help you in the community,” Johnson said. “I don’t consider that snitching.”
“We are very happy that we are getting the right attention,” Abdirizak Bihi, a Somali community leader said.
Somali community leaders welcomed the cabinet level visit that included meetings and roundtable discussions with law enforcement and other stakeholders. [‘Stakeholders’ never include those critical of the government—ed]
The hope is that Washington gets the message that there are problems on the ground here that need addressing to keep young immigrants from becoming disillusioned and influenced by terrorist organizations.
They need more job training, education, and nice places to live (and for you to pay for it!).
“There’s no employment opportunities, no job training, college readiness, the achievement gap,” Amano Dube with Pillsbury United Communities said. “They don’t have an appropriate place to live.”
And, LOL! don’t you dare profile them at airports as they try to get to Somalia or to the Middle East to join ISIS! It continues to be a great mystery to me why so many “persecuted” Somalis are always flying back and forth to Somalia and East Africa. How persecuted could they be?
BTW, more Somalis are arriving in Minneapolis every day thanks to the US State Department and its contractors.