Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden had released a four-point plan for stopping recruitment of young Americans by foreign terror groups.
McFadden, a private equity manager who is challenging U.S. Sen. Al Franken in next month’s election, said that Minnesota has become a recruitment center for such groups as ISIS in Syria and al Shabab in Somalia.
McFadden has focused heavily on the terror recruitment in Minnesota, and says Franken, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, hasn’t done enough to stop the terror recruitment.
McFadden’s four point plan, which he says will combat radicalization and recruitment efforts by terrorist groups:
- Revoke the passports of suspected fighters
- Foster community and opportunity to prevent recruitment in the long-run
- Build community mentorship and after-school programs
- Form partnerships between communities and local law enforcement
“The challenge of terror recruitment in our own backyard must be addressed and it must be addressed now. Not only are these our children being drawn in by terror organizations, but individuals who leave pose the ever-dangerous threat of returning here to our home state. We must take action to both stem travel of fighters immediately and to prevent recruitment from occurring in the first place. This means confronting the education and economic challenges that at-risk communities face, so that young people have opportunities and networks of support.”