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UPDATE: Minnesota Somalis Condemn Kenya Mall Attack

Minnesota NewsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) -  Minnesota imams and Somali community leaders are condemning the deadly terrorist attack on a Kenyan shopping mall as a heinous act that has no place in Islam.

They held a news conference at a Minneapolis mosque on Tuesday to say they perpetrators of the Nairobi siege don’t share their values. And they called on Muslim youths to reject extremist groups such as al-Shabab, the Somali terrorist group behind the attack on the Westgate Mall.

But they refused to address concerns that Somali-Americans might have been involved in the attack. Abdulaziz Sugulle of the Abubakar Islamic Center says they don’t know anything about that.

Minnesota has the largest Somali community in the United States, and at least 22 young men have left the state to join al-Shabab since 2007.

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