Facing Child Support, Minneapolis Man Joins The JihadAbdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet. After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children — including one less than a year old.
Minneapolis Community Fights Recruiters For JihadThe 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.
Terrorists' Twitter Feed Targeting Mpls. Men & WomenAn international terror group is once again targeting young Somali men and women in the Twin Cities. This time the group is using social media to get them to travel to Somalia to fight.
Prosecutors: Women Talk Of Jihad In Recorded CallsTwo Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia talked about collecting money for al-Shabab, supporting fighters instead of other charities and the possibility that FBI was listening in on their conversations, according to hours of recorded phone calls played for jurors.
Letterman Jokes About Jihad ThreatCBS Late Night Host David Letterman addressed some threats he has received from terrorists.
Movie Blog: 'Four Lions' Fearless Or Feckless?With literally incendiary wit and little regard for political correctness, Four Lions is a goof-off look at Islamist terrorism and a fearless satire of Jihad.