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Robow Abu Mansur, Somalia

Man Charged With Lying In Minnesota Al-Shabab Case

A man who allegedly contacted a terror suspect who’s wanted in Minnesota for his ties to al-Shabab has been charged with lying to the FBI. Mahdi Hussein Furreh is indicted in federal court in Minnesota on one count of making a false statement. According to the indictment, Furreh lied to the FBI in January when he denied knowing anyone by the name of “Adaway.”

10/02/2014

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Minneapolis Community Fights Recruiters For Jihad

The nation’s largest community of Somalis is on a mission to stamp out recruiting for Syrian extremist groups in Minneapolis after a handful of people left to join militants. Community leaders and law-enforcement agencies fear the extremists are looking for more recruits. The anti-jihad work is not unlike efforts to keep young people out of gangs in any number of other U.S. cities.

10/01/2014

Robow Abu Mansur, Somalia

Woman Gets Probation In Minnesota Al-Shabab Case

A former Minnesota woman who lied to a grand jury about raising money for men who left the state to join a terrorist group in Somalia was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and ordered to perform community service. Saynab Hussein, 24, of Nashville, Tennessee, showed remorse during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/14/2014

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Mpls. Somali Youth Group Fights Al-Shabab With Documentary

Al-Shabab uses Internet videos to convince Minnesota men to come back to Somalia. But now, a Somali youth group is fighting back with a documentary of their own.

03/03/2014

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Minn. Somali Group Fights Al-Shabab Message Abroad

Mohamed arah and other members of the Somali-American group Ka Joog have been working since 2007 to combat radicalism among Somali youth in Minnesota by providing positive alternatives through education, the arts and mentorship.

03/01/2014

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Defense: Deportation ‘Potential Death Sentence’

A young woman who lied to a grand jury about raising money for men who left Minnesota to join a terrorist group in Somalia was actually involved in the conspiracy herself — and warned the men to be careful in case the FBI was listening, prosecutors said during her sentencing hearing Tuesday.

01/21/2014

Robow Abu Mansur, Somalia

SEAL Raid Targets Senior Al-Shabab Leader

An early morning raid by Navy SEALs targeted one of the senior leaders of al-Shabab. The strike comes two weeks after al-Shabab militants attacked a mall in Kenya. The Defense Department not yet said if the leader was captured alive. The FBI says more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have been lured to terror training camps overseas. Abdi Bihi of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center says Saturday’s raid is a good thing for families living in the state.

10/05/2013

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Somalis Fear Youths Leaving U.S. For Terror Group

Leaders of the nation’s largest Somali community say some of their young men are still being enticed to join the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly mall attack in Kenya, despite a concentrated effort to shut off what authorities call a “deadly pipeline” of men and money.

09/26/2013

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Mall Of America Tightens Security

The Mall of America has stepped up security following the deadly attack by the Somali militant group al-Shabab at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Officials at the Bloomington mall say some of the extra security precautions will be noticeable and some won’t be.

09/25/2013

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Minn. Somali Leaders Condemn Kenya Mall Attack

The Twin Cities Somali community is wondering whether two of its own are involved in the Kenyan mall attack that killed 62 people. There have been reports that two of the attackers are from the Twin Cities.

09/23/2013

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Somali Man Can Withdraw Appeal In Terror Case

A man sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a pipeline that funneled young men from Minnesota to a terrorist group in Somalia is being allowed to withdraw his appeal.

09/03/2013

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Woman Guilty Of Perjury In Case Of Somali Fighters

A 23-year-old woman is admitting she lied to a grand jury investigating the case of young men who left Minnesota to fight in Somalia. Saynab Hussein pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of perjury.

08/29/2013

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2 Minnesota Women Sentenced In Somali Terror Case

A Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sending money to an al-Qaida-linked group in her native Somalia, despite her insistence that she was only trying to help the poor in the war-torn East African country.

05/16/2013

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Man Who Lied In Somali Terrorism Case Gets 2 Years

A man who admitted he lied before a grand jury investigating why young Somali men were leaving Minnesota to join a terrorist group in their homeland has been sentenced to two years in prison. Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of perjury.

05/16/2013

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2 Minn. Men Each Get 3 Years In Somali Terror Case

Four more men convicted in the government’s investigation into terror recruiting for al-Shabab in Somalia are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. The defendants who face sentencing Tuesday include two men who left Minnesota to join the terrorist group.

05/14/2013

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