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This guy discovered that dry cleaning could prevent terrorism in Somalia

Maria Redin

Ali was born in Mogadishu, but when he was 10, as Somalia was grappling with a civil war, he and his family left for Canada. They finally settled in the US.

Ali attended Ohio State University and eventually became a lawyer, practicing immigration law. He says it was on a trip to Rome that the idea of going back to Somalia entered his mind. He met with a group of immigrants who had left Somalia for Europe.

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