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Brooklyn Borough President Plans Muslim Outreach After ISIS Arrests
by Will Bredderman
A day after federal authorities arraigned three young men in Brooklyn on charges of plotting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Borough President Eric Adams announced his office would launch a new effort to help integrate Muslim youth into New York and American society.
Mr. Adams joined with heads of local immigrant groups from ex-Soviet republics in the Central Asia, which is the birthplace of the three men arrested for allegedly seeking to detonate a bomb in Coney Island, assassinate President Barack Obama and hijack a plane and take it to Syria. The Brooklyn leaders warned that many under-30 Muslims—like the three arrested yesterday—feel alienated in the United States, and find camaraderie and community in militant Islamic websites.
"We actively reached out to these communities so we could start a process of identifying their young men, bringing them in cross-communication with other young people throughout the borough," Mr. Adams said.
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