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Terror Financing Fears Stop Transfers To Somalia

When a bank transfers money to Somalia, can it be sure it’s not sending money to terrorists? That question is forcing one of Britain’s largest banks to cut ties with the largest cash transfer bank in Somalia, a company that brings in the majority of the country’s $1.2 billion in yearly remittances.

06/25/2013

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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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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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Sentencings Approach In Somali Terror Case

Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2013

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Minn. Rep. Ellison Back In U.S. After Africa Trip

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison is back in the United States after spending time in Somalia, a rare destination for a member of Congress.

02/23/2013

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US Jury Convicts 4 Somali Men Of Terrorist Support

A federal jury in San Diego on Friday convicted four Somali immigrants — including an imam from a local mosque — of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in their native country.

02/22/2013

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Minnesota Congressman Arrives In Mogadishu

A U.S. congressman visited Somalia’s capital on Tuesday, the first visit in years by a member of Congress to what until recently was considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities.

02/19/2013

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FBI Looking At Somali Man’s Intimidation Complaint

The FBI says it is looking into allegations that two agents intimidated a Somali man.

01/30/2013

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H.S. Class Teaches Somali Children Their Parents’ Language

Minnesota has the largest Somali population in the nation, with an estimated population of 32,000 people. Some young Somalis find they even have a language gap with their own parents who can’t speak English.

01/23/2013

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Judge: Man In Terror Case A ‘Danger'; Ordered Held

A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty last year to helping young Somalis leave Minnesota and return to their homeland to fight with the terror group al-Shabab must stay in custody until his sentencing.

10/24/2012

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Run To Unite Raises Cash For Somalia, Awareness For Minn.

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in North America. Starting in the 90s, the Twin Cities became a safe haven for tens of thousands wanting to escape war and famine. On Saturday, hundreds took part in the Run to Unite event to raise awareness about the famine in Somalia.

10/20/2012

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Minn. Trial Opens Window On Somalia Terror Group

One recruiter was a smooth talker who would introduce young Somali men to others planning to leave Minnesota to wage jihad back home. Another had an uncle in Somalia who would help the men once they arrived. A third would quote the Quran to deepen the recruits’ resolve.

10/19/2012

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Man Convicted Of Aiding Somalia Terror Group

A Minneapolis man has been convicted of helping send young men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabab.

10/18/2012

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Jury Resumes Deliberating Somalia Terrorism Case

Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a Minnesota man accused of helping send men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab.

10/18/2012

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Feds: Suspect Sent ‘Cannon Fodder’ To Somalia

A Minnesota terrorism suspect accused of sending men from Minnesota to their native Somalia to join an al-Qaida-linked group, al-Shabab, used them as “cannon fodder,” a prosecutor said Wednesday.

10/17/2012

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Defense Questions Handling Of Minn. Terror Suspect

A Minnesota man accused of helping send fighters to a terror group in Somalia told authorities that other men were preparing to travel to the East African country but that the FBI “chased us out.”

10/16/2012

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Minn. Man Had Frequent Calls With Somali Travelers

A Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia started laughing during questioning last year when authorities played recordings of phone calls in which he spoke about al-Shabab, then later told an interpreter: “They got me,” an FBI agent testified Monday.

10/15/2012

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Witness: Minn. Terror Defendant Not At Meetings

A Minnesota man who joined the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia says he never saw a man accused of supporting recruits take part in planning meetings at a Minneapolis mosque.

10/10/2012

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Minn. Trial Reveals Details Of Life With Al-Shabab

A Minnesota man who left the United States to join a terror group in Somalia told others he wanted to return to Minneapolis because a friend was sick. Instead, he was somehow talked into staying and ended up killing himself in a suicide bombing months later.

10/08/2012

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Defense Probes Traveler Testimony In Somali Trial

Defense attorneys for a Minnesota man accused of helping to send fighters and money to a terror group in Somalia are working to raise doubts about a key prosecution witness.

10/05/2012

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Families, Agents Testify In Minn. Al-Shabab Case

The mother of a young Somali man who died after leaving Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab openly wept when shown photos of his body Wednesday during the trial of a man accused of directing young expatriates to join the terror group in Somalia.

10/03/2012

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Minn. Trial Could Expose Al-Shabab Recruiting

A trial begins Monday for a Minnesota man accused of helping finance fighters for al-Shabab in Somalia.

09/30/2012

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More Minnesotan Somalis Recruited Into Terror

A leader in the Somali community confirmed that Omar Farah is the latest young man to be recruited into Al-Shabaab – the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda.

09/22/2012

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Judge Reinstates Contempt Charges For Somali Woman

A federal judge in Minnesota has reinstated the contempt charges for a Somali woman who refused to stand for the court during the first two days of her trial on terror charges.

09/18/2012

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Judge Reconsiders Charge For Woman Who Refused To Stand

A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.

06/05/2012

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