As the FBI investigates the possibility of a terrorism “recruitment network” in Seattle, the local Somali community struggles to understand why young men would return to a country they never knew.
One winter day two years ago, the phone rang in a West Seattle townhouse appointed with a thick carpet and wall hangings featuring Arabic script. It was 23-year-old Abdifatah Yusuf Isse phoning home with some surprising news. His family thought he was visiting his girlfriend in Minneapolis during an extended break from studying
Isse didn't know exactly where he was, he told his mother, Amina Ali. It was some campsite in the woods, where he was being kept up all night by the sound of hyenas and his fear of snakes.He said he wanted to leave, but was stuck. The people who had lured him there with a free ticket and a chance to visit a homeland he hadn't seen since he was 8 had confiscated his passport.Ali considers her son, essentially, to have been kidnapped. The federal government, however, views him as having participated in
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