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Judge Asked To Detain Alleged Terror Recruit

Federal prosecutors are asking a Minnesota judge to reconsider his release of a man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Abdullahi Yusuf was arrested last week, six months after FBI agents stopped him at the Minneapolis airport as he prepared to leave the United States.

12/03/2014

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Feds: Woman Stole Passport To Travel To Syria

A Minnesota woman is charged in federal court with stealing a passport so she could travel to Syria. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday that 20-year-old Yusra Ismail of St. Paul is charged with stealing and misusing a passport. According to the complaint, Ismail visited a friend on Aug. 18, asked to see her passport and surreptitiously took it.

12/02/2014

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Minn. ISIS Suspect Allowed To Go Free Pending Trial

A U.S. magistrate will allow a Twin Cities man to be released pending his conspiracy trial that accuses him of attempting to fight with ISIS in Syria. However, Magistrate Judge Janie Mayeron’s decision requires that 18-year-old Abdullahi Yusuf will have strict monitoring and must turn over his U.S. passport. Yusuf is charged with conspiring with a friend, Abdi Nur, in providing “material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” also known as ISIL or ISIS.

11/26/2014

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US Attorney: 2 In Minnesota Accused Of Aiding ISIL

Two people from Minnesota face charges accusing them of working to aid the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the United States Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

11/25/2014

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Man Arrested In MN In 9/11 Plot Seeks Role In Civil Terror Cases

The man who became known as the “20th hijacker” from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism. The imprisoned Zacarias Moussaoui recently wrote to federal courts in New York and Oklahoma, claiming he can offer inside information about the inner workings of al-Qaida.

11/17/2014

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Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: Fighting ISIS

WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden Sunday at 10 a.m.

10/26/2014

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Prosecutor Fights Terrorism By Building Trust

For several months, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger has been meeting with members of Minnesota’s large Somali community, and listening to their concerns.

10/12/2014

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Reality Check: NRCC Ad Against 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan

Minnesota 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan is the target of a barrage of Republican advertising with a tough, emotional edge. The ads from the Republican Congressional Committee make the claim that the Democratic Congressman is soft on terrorists.

09/30/2014

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Anti-Terror Pilot Brings Hope To Minnesota Somalis

Some members of Minnesota’s large Somali community are excited that the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area will participate in a federal pilot program to stop terror recruiting.

09/17/2014

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U.S. Extremism Fight Could Take Cue From Minnesota

When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.

09/16/2014

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Local Muslim Leader Offers Insight Into Reality Of Religious Extremists

Imam Hassan Mohamud oversees 11 mosques in the Twin Cities, and resides at the Islamic Dawah Center in St Paul. He says when he talks about ISIS and the recruiting of young Minnesota men to fight, he wants to talk about fairness.

09/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-5-14 John Hines Filling In.

John Hines remembers Joan Rivers when he sits in for Dave Lee. Click the link above to listen to highlights from Friday’s show…

09/05/2014

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Franken Asks DOJ To Address ISIL Recruitment

Senator Al Franken wrote a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking them to address recruitment efforts of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

09/03/2014

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Family Hopes Report Of 2nd MN Man Dying Fighting For ISIS Are Wrong

Family and friends of a Minnesota man are hoping reports that he died fighting with ISIS in Somalia are wrong. On Thursday, the State Department said they could not confirm news and social media reports that a second Minnesotan — Abdiramaan Muhumud — also died fighting for ISIS.

08/28/2014

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Terror Groups Using Social Media To Recruit In The Twin Cities

Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.

08/27/2014

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