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President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day summit focused on countering violent extremism and the threat of homegrown terrorism. Today he told government leaders from around the world that they "must remain unwavering" in the fight against terrorism.

Yesterday, the president heard from Muslim community leaders in Boston, Los Angeles and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where there are pilot programs - criticized by some Muslim leaders - aimed at preventing young people from being drawn into terrorism.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Mohamed Farah, executive director of the Minneapolis-based youth advocacy group Ka Joog, which was launched in 2007 after young Somali-Americans went to fight with the Islamic extremist group Al Shabab in Somalia. He's now helping to design the pilot program in Minneapolis.

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  • Mohamed Farah, executive director of the Minneapolis-based youth advocacy group Ka Joog.

This segment aired on February 19, 2015.

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