County Commits $80K To Fight Terrorism Recruitment

The money to help fight terrorism recruitment comes from the Department of Homeland Security.(Photo: U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
The money to help fight terrorism recruitment comes from the Department of Homeland Security.(Photo: U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

The Franklin County Commissioners say they will spend $80,000 to prevent terrorist recruitment efforts.

The Commission on Tuesday approved $80,000 in federal homeland security money to create tutoring programs, summer job training and crime-prevention programs.

Seleshi Asfaw is the executive director of Ethiopian Tewahedo social services. He says the program will focus on Franklin County’s so-called new Americans.

Asfaw says prevention is the best way to counter terrorist recruitment efforts.

“Prevention is the best solution before these youngsters  go though a different route,” Asfaw said.

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