Somali community 'in shock' over latest ISIS-related arrests

Minnesota's Somali community is grappling with news of more arrests in connection with recruitment for the terrorist group ISIS.

Federal officials charged six men Monday with conspiring to travel or attempting to travel to join the group fighting in Syria. The FBI had been watching the men for months.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Mohamud Noor, who's the executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, a nonprofit serving Somali immigrants, about the Somali community's reaction to the arrests.

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