Late Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.
Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort. Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.
Congress has until midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland security. The agency’s funding bill has become tied up in the immigration dispute between President Obama and Republicans.
An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
Terror groups remain a top concern for local police, federal authorities and lawmakers. On Wednesday, the crime subcommittee held a hearing in Washington to examine ISIL, Al-Shabaab and the threat of domestic terrorism.
The second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.
They hit the pavement and jumped on public transportation to display their desire for peace, not violence. About ten leaders in the Somali-American community are trying to show solidarity and stand up against the terror threat video released by al-Shabaab.
Security officials at Mall of America say they heard the chilling video from terrorist group al-Shabaab, and they take it seriously. With 150 people on staff just for security, they say this place is safe — they amped up security heavily after 9/11.
Local Somali leaders are worried about reaction to al-Shabaab’s recent video, calling for attacks on western malls such as Mall of America.
Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.
An expert on Somalian culture says the al-Shabaab video naming the Mall of America as a target is simply a recruiting pitch by terror group that needs new members.
A Republican state lawmaker says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America means gun holders with permits should be able to take their weapons into the mall.
Crowds of shoppers turned out at Mall of America Sunday, one day after a chilling video clip. A terror group linked to al-Qaida, released a video yesterday hinting to a threat at the mall.
The Mall of America is beefing up security after the terror group that carried out a deadly attack at an African shopping mall called for a similar mission on shopping venues in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.
The terror group that carried out the deadly attack at a shopping mall in Kenya is calling for a similar attack on a western mall, specifically mentioning the Mall of America, among others.
Two people from Minnesota face charges accusing them of working to aid the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the United States Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Extremist groups like Al-Shabaab and ISIS have recruited more than two dozen fighters from Minnesota. Now the federal government is stepping in to try and help stop those recruitment efforts. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was at Minneapolis’ Brian Coyle Community Center Friday
Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.
In 2008, Abdurizak Bihi’s 17-year-old nephew left his home in Minneapolis for terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Somalia. In 2009, the teenager was killed.
Minneapolis’ Somali-American community is asking the state department for a full investigation into the assassination of a well-known lawmaker from Minnesota. Saado Ali Warsame was gunned down on a main street in Mogadishu Wednesday. Her driver was also killed.
A member of a Somali-American youth group in Minnesota says the federal government should fund programs to prevent youth from being recruited into terrorist groups. Mohamed Farah is president of Ka Joog, a Somali youth group in Minnesota.
Local Somali leader Abdirizak Bihi will lead an anti-al-Shabaab rally at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, sharing the Somali community’s detest for the terrorist group that preys on, and recruits young Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.
The FBI is investigating to see if Minnesotans and Americans were involved in the terrorist attack at a Kenya mall. But so far FBI Agent Kyle Loven said there is no specific evidence that Minnesotans were part of the attack.
It’s been two days since reports surfaced that al-Shabaab released the names of the Nairobi mall attackers on Twitter. Two of the names listed were from Minnesota, but questions still remain.
In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamad told Margaret Warner about the Minnesota connection with attackers involved in the Kenyan mall attack. Mohamad confirmed that “two or three Americans” and “one Brit” were involved. “From the information we have, [they] are young men about…between maybe 18 and 19…of Somali origin or Arab origin,” Mohamad said. “[They] lived in the U.S. in Minnesota and one other place.” Members of the Twin Cities’ Somali-American community were already concerned when unconfirmed reports of attackers being from Minnesota surfaced on Sunday.