Cedar-Riverside neighborhood featured in UK news report

by Frank

A British television news station recently featured the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, naming Minneapolis as a breeding ground for home-grown terrorists within the U.S.

The largest domestic terrorism investigation since 2001 by the U.S. government has been focused on Minneapolis, according to the Sky News report

The story estimates that up to 40 young men, all of Somali descent, have been recruited to join the al Shabaab in Somalia. 

The uncle of Burhan Hassan, a 17-year-old who was recruited by al Shabaab to fight in Somalia and died, spoke to Sky News along with senior Somali officials in Minneapolis. 

A video that accompanied the article was filmed around the Riverside Plaza apartments on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank.