Federal Judge Takes Nuanced Approach In US Terrorism CasesU.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.
Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False InformationA fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.
Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror AttackA WCCO Investigation has found that a Minneapolis man wanted for terrorism encouraged one of the shooters in Sunday's attack at a cartoon contest in Texas. Both attackers died when a police officer returned fire at the event in Garland.
Talking Points: Rep. Ellison Talks Homeland Security ShutdownLate Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.
Twin Cities Somalis Say They're Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror EffortsSome 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.
Minn. Law Officials Express Concern Over Stalled Homeland Security BillCongress 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.
The Cost Of Keeping The Mall Of America SafeAn 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.
MN Law Enforcement Speaks At Nat’l Hearing On ISIS, Al-ShabaabTerror 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.
Sheriff Shows Think Tank How The Twin Cities Combats Violent ExtremismThe second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.
Power Lunch: Local Somalis Gather At MOA In Stand Against TerrorThey 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.
A Look Inside Security Measures At Mall Of AmericaSecurity 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.
Al-Shabaab Getting Publicity It Wanted, Somali Leaders SayLocal Somali leaders are worried about reaction to al-Shabaab’s recent video, calling for attacks on western malls such as Mall of America.