Somalis

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

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Mpls. City Council Expected To Swear In More Diverse Members

Voters in Minneapolis have sent a Somali-American to their city council for the first time, a sign of the immigrant community’s growing strength in the city. Abdi Warsame took 64 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election, well ahead of incumbent Robert Lilligren.

11/06/2013

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Terrorists’ Twitter Feed Targeting Mpls. Men & Women

An 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.

08/06/2013

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Police: Joggers Attacked At Random In Fridley

Police are looking for as many as six or seven Somali men after two joggers were randomly attacked in Fridley. Authorities said two joggers were the victims of what are being labeled as random attacks on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 3:50 p.m.

05/28/2013

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Minneapolis Firefighters Connecting With Local Somalis

Fire Captain Tracy Moore applied for a $20,000 grant geared towards connecting communities and won it. Her goal is to improve the fire department’s relationship with the Somali community

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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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. Man Funded Al-Shabab Terror Recruit

An American who admitted traveling to Somalia to train with al-Shabab is testifying against a Minnesota man accused of helping supply the terror group with fighters.

10/04/2012

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Somalis, Latinos Protest At Wells Fargo Bank In Mpls.

Dozens of Somalis in the Twin Cities are being joined by members of the area’s Latino community to protest their inability to transfer money back home to their loved ones.

05/11/2012

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Ellison: Remittances To Somalia Still An Issue

Rep. Keith Ellison says officials in Washington are still trying to find a way for Somalis in the U.S. to safely and efficiently send remittances back home.

02/16/2012

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Somali May Live In Ohio Pending Terror Sentencing

A Somali-American who pleaded guilty to a terror charge in Minnesota will be allowed to live in Ohio with his wife and child pending sentencing.

02/15/2012

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Minn. Somalis Close Well Fargo Accounts In Money Transfer Protest

At a mid-town Wells Fargo bank a large group of Minnesota Somalis gathered Friday to remove their money from the bank and protest.

01/13/2012

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Minn. Somalis Rally Over Money-Transfer Closing

Hundreds of Minnesota Somalis are rallying to draw attention to the closing of businesses they use to send money back to Somalia.

12/30/2011

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Reprieve For US Somalis On Money Transfer Issue

A bank that handles the majority of money transfers from Minnesota to Somalia said Friday it would continue that service until Dec. 30, allowing funds to keep flowing into the war-torn and famine-stricken country while officials discuss ways to reduce the bank’s risk.

12/09/2011

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