Local Cartoons Vs. Radical Message

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KFAI logoMinneapolis resident Mohamed Ahmed calls himself an average person with the most common name in the world. What makes him not-so-average, however, is that he started a series of online cartoon videos to convince young Somali Americans and others not to join radical militant groups that purport to do violence in the name of Islam. He writes the scripts in Minneapolis and sends them to a animator in India.
Mohamed Ahmed talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh, who asked if it is dangerous to challenge the message of violent groups like ISIS and Al-Shabab.
Hear the interview here:

And watch one of Mohamed Ahmed’s videos here:

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