Members of a Somali-American task force say they're confident they can win over skeptics as they roll out a new program aimed at preventing terror recruitment in Minnesota.
Many Somali Minnesotans remain mistrustful of the pilot program spearheaded by U.S. Attorney Andy Luger. But task force member Hodan Hassan says her community needs the resources it would provide.
"When you see that we're trying to find employment for youth, and we're trying to find ways to support building a new center for youth, people will see with their own eyes that there's nothing to be afraid of," she said. "This is a resource creation for the Somali community, and we're inviting all communities to be part of it."