House Democrats Seek More Funding To Combat TerrorHouse Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota. The large Somali community in Minneapolis has made it a primary target for terrorism recruitment -- and the federal government's anti-terrorism efforts.
Finding Minnesota: Karmel PlazaMany in the Somali community turn to the Karmel Plaza in Minneapolis for traditional clothing, food and other goods. Known as the Somali mall, most of the customers and business owners are of east African descent but all are welcome.
Terror Recruitment Video Highlights 'Minnesota Martyrs'A new video, aimed at recruiting jihad fighters, highlights Minnesotans who have left to fight with terrorists. Al-Shabaab released the 50-minute video Friday which was similar to past propaganda videos, featuring high-quality graphics and video editing to glorify fighting overseas.
Minnesota Expected To Exceed Refugee Numbers In 2016Minnesota is expected to get more refugees in 2016 than it has in any year in the past decade. The reported increase is a ripple effect of the migration wave sweeping the Middle East and Europe.
10th Minn. Man Charged With Helping Others Join ISIS Due In CourtA tenth Minnesota man charged with providing material to support terrorists in Syria and Iraq is set to appear in court Thursday morning.
Minn. Man Who Urged Jihad Surrenders In SomaliaA Minnesota man charged with recruiting terrorists is in custody in Africa. A State Department spokesperson tells WCCO Muhammed Abdullah Hassan, known as Mujahid Miski online, turned himself in Somalia.
8th Circuit Won't Rehear Minnesota Women's Terror CaseThe 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear the appeal of two Minnesota women convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.
Docs Show How Minnesotans Were Allegedly Recruited By ISISCourt documents provide new details on how seven young Minnesota men were apparently recruited to join the Islamic State.
Arab Museum Exhibit Depicts Lives Of Somali Men In MinnesotaAn exhibit depicting the lives of young Somali men in Minnesota has opened at the Arab American National Museum — the first time it has featured artists or subjects from the African nation of Somalia.
Celebrate Somali Independence In MinneapolisSaturday is Minneapolis' Somali Independence Day celebration, promoting diversity and intercultural appreciation. There will be live music, food, animals and art gallery exhibits.
Cities Take Different Tacks Fighting Extremist RecruitingAs Islamic State propagandists set their sights on recruiting Western youths through slickly produced videos, newscasts, blogs and tweets, U.S. cities with large Muslim populations are reaching out to fight the threat — and finding that one size does not fit all.
Community-Led Task Force Looking To Curb Terror RecruitmentLate Thursday afternoon, members of the Somali community in Minneapolis announced a new effort to try to stop the recruitment of terrorists.