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.
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.
Study: Minn. Has Highest Percentage Of Youth Leaving For ISIS In U.S.A new congressional study out Tuesday says that American recruits for the Islamic State terror group come from all across the country, with the highest percentage coming from Minnesota.
Terror Suspect Caught Boasting He Won't Be De-RadicalizedA Minnesota terror suspect is recorded boasting he and his friends will never be de-radicalized. The quotes come from a court document released ahead of a hearing Wednesday in which three suspects will ask a judge to free them before trial.
Conviction Affirmed For Minnesota Man In Al-Shabab CaseA federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man who authorities say played a key role in funneling others from Minnesota to the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia.
Potential Jihadist Threats Impacting Some Local BridesA handful of brides in the Twin Cities are scrambling to find a new reception hall after the Fort Snelling Officer's Club shut down due to heightened security. "Due to increased force protections, the Officer's Club will remain closed until further notice," the club's voice message said.
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.
Defenders Of Minn. Men Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Claim EntrapmentDefenders of some Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS say the FBI entrapped them. The government charged four men and two of their friends with trying to go overseas: Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19; Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21; Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20.
Tweet Threatens High-Ranking Military MemberUnited States military bases are on their highest alert in four years Friday night. While a Pentagon spokesperson stressed it was not due to a specific threat, a WCCO investigation has found a specific tweet on April 30 listing the address on a U.S. military base of a top U.S. general in charge of leading the U.S. response to ISIS.
Talking Points: Rep. Ellison Talks Homeland Security ShutdownLate Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.
MN Law Enforcement Speaks At Nat’l Hearing On ISIS, Al-ShabaabTerror groups remain a top concern for local police, federal authorities and lawmakers. On Wednesday, the crime subcommittee held a hearing in Washington to examine ISIL, Al-Shabaab and the threat of domestic terrorism.
Lawmaker Challenging Mall Of America's Gun Policy After ThreatA Republican state lawmaker says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America means gun holders with permits should be able to take their weapons into the mall.