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Homeland Security targets Southern California to deter radical Islam




Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, left, gives an autograph to Hamza Salem, 14, as his mother Metra Salem watches following a news conference after the secretary's visit to the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, left, gives an autograph to Hamza Salem, 14, as his mother Metra Salem watches following a news conference after the secretary's visit to the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Despite their ultra-conservative ideology, the radical Islamic group known as ISIS is very modern when it comes to messaging.

They've produced videos and used social media to spread their message and win converts to their ranks.

And the U.S. government is taking action to try divert the small percentage of American Muslims who might be attracted to radical Islamic movements.

Thursday, the Secretary of Homeland Security was in Southern California, spreading the message about a new effort to Muslim leaders and law enforcement officials.

The California Report's Steven Cuevas has the story.