Mohamed Amin Ahmed, President of Minnesota Chapter
I currently live in the twin cities portion of Minnesota. I am a Somali-American, and there are 25,000 Somalis in this area. I am also a student the University of Minnesota.
My goal is to set up a community liaison program between the U.S. and Somailia. I am in good standing with most of the community activists working within the twin cities having volunteered for them in their activities.
I believe strongly that to defeat the ideology of terror the solution will come from within us. Below is an outline of what I will do.
Reach out to the youth to have them Join in the effort to challang terrorist ideaolgy.
- To organize meetings with other organizations and community groupings to share ideas on how all of us can fight terrorism.
- To start a Muslim youth initiative to reach out to kids and to encourage them to join the war of wards against extermisim. Through the creation of literature and even short plays I want to approach these issues in ways that help the youth understand the eminent danger of terror.
- To set up a network to help the youth adopt a vary tolerant outlook. To promote secularism.