Study: Minnesota Has Highest Percentage of Youth Leaving for ISIS in U.S.

ISIS pdMINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A new congressional study out Tuesday says that American recruits for the Islamic State terror group leave from all across the country, with the highest percentage coming out of Minnesota.

The 65-page report from the Department of Homeland Security says that the government has failed to stop more than 250 Americans from traveling, or trying to travel, to in Syria since 2011. In the 58 cases that are public, 26 percent of the recruits who made the journey, or attempted to, were from Minnesota.

The states or areas with the next high percentages of recruits are California (12 percent) and New York/New Jersey (12 percent).

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