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Somali American fights militant Islamist recruiters in U.S. heartland
Somali American fights militant Islamist recruiters in U.S. heartland

For seven years, youth leader Abdirizak Bihi has waged a personal battle against an elusive foe: religious extremists using sophisticated online tactics to lure young Somali Americans abroad as militant foot soldiers and suicide bombers. Many of these idealistic volunteers are dead now, including Bihi's nephew. ------------ For the record: An earlier version of this story implied that comments on the role of the FBI had been made by Kyle Loven, a chief division counsel for the agency in Minneapolis, when in fact they were made by Stevan Weine, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. ------------ Burhan Hassan was 17 in 2008, when he was lured...

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