Writer/director Musa Syeed’s film takes place in Minneapolis, which hosts a sizable Somalian immigrant community. The story, regarding a down-on-his-luck Somalian refugee named Adan (Barkhad Abdirahman), doesn’t shy away from showing the specific cultural conflicts a Muslim Somalian immigrant may face in the U.S., but the general issues depicted could easily apply to someone from any culture or country. Just like many people who leave their lives behind in order to start from scratch in the U.S., Adan tries to integrate into society while working to make a life for himself, all the while struggling to keep in touch with his culture and religion.
FBI entrapment of young Somali Men , “We have a terror recruiting problem in Minnesota”
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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Authorities in Minnesota identified the six men arrested for what they say were their attempts to travel to Syria to join a fellow former Minnesota resident already with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.)