Terrorism

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Judge Orders Terror Suspect To Remain In Custody

One of the seven men who are accused of trying to join ISIS has been ordered to stay in custody. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis ruled Monday that Abdullahi Yusuf of Inver Grove Heights will remain in custody of the U.S. Marhsal.

19 hours ago

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Judge To Consider Releasing Terror Suspects To Halfway Houses

The judge overseeing the case of seven men who are accused of trying to join ISIS is considering their proposals to be released into halfway houses or be put under home supervision.

06/26/2015

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MN Terror Suspect Released Following Supreme Court Ruling

A young man who had threatened local FBI agents was set free Tuesday in part because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling 10 days ago. Mohamed Ali Omar, the older brother of one of seven Minnesota terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS, was found guilty in March of threatening FBI agents who came to his south Minneapolis home to investigate his brother.

06/09/2015

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Cities Take Different Tacks Fighting Extremist Recruiting

As 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.

06/05/2015

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Potential Jihadist Threats Impacting Some Local Brides

A 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.

05/14/2015

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Defenders Of Minn. Men Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Claim Entrapment

Defenders 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.

05/13/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

Judge Orders Terror Suspects To Remain In Jail Prior To Trial

Five Minnesota terror suspects will remain in jail, at least for now, as they wait for their trial. But a judge left the possibility open that he would consider putting them in halfway houses or some other less restrictive setting.

05/12/2015

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Tweet Threatens High-Ranking Military Member

United 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.

05/08/2015

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Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False Information

A fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.

05/05/2015

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Man Accused Of Tweeting Threats Over ISIS Arrests To Remain In Jail

The Minneapolis man charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS will remain in jail.

04/29/2015

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Man Charged With Threatening Att’y General Over Terror Charges

A man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS. Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

04/24/2015

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San Diego Terrorism Case To Be Sent To Minnesota

A man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is going to be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford in San Diego signed a warrant for the removal of Mohamad Farah.

04/24/2015

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Terror Suspect’s Sister: ‘I Feel Like My Brother Got Set Up’

We are learning more about one of the six Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS. The sister of 20-year-old Guled Omar spoke to WCCO Wednesday evening. “I believe that my brother is innocent and that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Shukri Omar said.

04/22/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

Minnesota Mother Shocked That 2 Sons Face Terror Charges

The mother of two Minnesota men charged with attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria says she didn’t see anything amiss and doesn’t believe they wanted to join the terrorist group. Nineteen-year-old Adnan Abdihamid Farah and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah

04/22/2015

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‘They Destroyed Our Home,’ Terror Suspect’s Family Says

More details are emerging about the six Minnesotans who are accused of trying to join ISIS, and were arrested Sunday both in Minneapolis and in San Diego.

04/21/2015

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Defendants’ Families Doubt FBI’s Terror Case

Friends and relatives of six young men arrested for alleged recruitment into a foreign terror group believe the government’s case is thin.

04/20/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

6 From Minnesota Charged With Trying To Join Islamic State

Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. A criminal complaint unsealed Monday charges the men with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

04/20/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Difference Between First, Second and Third Degree Murder?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office could file charges as early as Tuesday against Pierre Collins in the death of his 10-year-old son, Barway. On Monday, the Crystal Police Department announced they’d arrested […]

04/13/2015

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Minn. Law Officials Express Concern Over Stalled Homeland Security Bill

Congress has until midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland security. The agency’s funding bill has become tied up in the immigration dispute between President Obama and Republicans.

02/27/2015

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The Cost Of Keeping The Mall Of America Safe

An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

02/26/2015

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MN Man Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Pleads Guilty

A Minneapolis teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty in federal court. Abdullahi Yusuf entered the plea Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

02/26/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty To Supporting Islamic State

A Minneapolis man who was stopped at a New York City airport in November as he and three others were allegedly trying to travel to Syria has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with supporting the Islamic State group.

02/25/2015

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Talking Points: Klobuchar On Al-Shabaab Threat Video

The latest terror video from al-Shabaab comes days after the White House convened a terror summit that focused on combating recruiting here in the Twin Cities and the rest of the country.

02/22/2015

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Terror Group Threatens Mall Of America, Others, In New Video

The terror group that carried out the deadly attack at a shopping mall in Kenya is calling for a similar attack on a western mall, specifically mentioning the Mall of America, among others.

02/21/2015

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Minnesota Delegation Included In Washington Counter-Terrorism Summit

Officials believe terror groups are still here, recruiting in Minnesota. A delegation from the state will travel to Washington next week to be part of a summit on countering violent extremism. The goal is to find ways to engage at-risk communities and to stop extremists from recruiting for terror groups.

WCCO-TV–02/15/2015

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