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.
FBI Informant Named During Guilty Plea In Terror TrialAnother Minnesota man has admitted he was part of a plot to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 20, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group — specifically ISIS.
Man Expected To Plead Guilty To Terror ChargesOne of the Minnesota men accused of planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS is expected to plead guilty to terror charges. Federal court records show that change of plea notice was filed for Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman.
1 Of 7 Charged In Terror Case Pleads Guilty To Aiding ISISA 19-year old terror suspect changed his plea in federal court on Wednesday, admitting that he wanted to join ISIS.
2 Minnesota Women Convicted On Terror Charges Appeal AgainTwo Minnesota women who were convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a Somali terror group are seeking a rehearing after losing their first appeal. Thirty-nine-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 68-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan were convicted in 2011 on counts that included conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Minnesota Man Expected To Plead Guilty In Islamic State CaseOne of seven men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty in federal court in Minneapolis. A docket entry Tuesday says 19-year-old Hanad Mustafe Musse is scheduled for a "change of plea" hearing Wednesday.
Trial Set For 7 Somali American Men Accused Of Trying To Join ISISA hearing was held Wednesday morning at the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis for seven Minnesota men accused of plotting to join ISIS. The seven Somali Americans have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Counts Won't Be Dismissed For Men Accused Of Plan To Join ISISA federal judge says he won't dismiss charges against seven Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group. The men have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege they began meeting in spring 2014 to talk about traveling to Syria.
Minnesota FBI: Terror Arrests Haven't Stopped Travel PlotsThe head of the FBI in Minneapolis says the high-profile arrests of six young area men charged with plotting to join the Islamic State group haven't stopped others from aspiring to do so. In an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton said "there are people in this community that are at various stages along the path to traveling as we speak." He didn't elaborate on numbers.
Attorneys For Terror Defendants Ask For ID Of InformantNew court documents show an informant who gave authorities information about seven men who face trial for plotting to join the Islamic State group was paid nearly $42,000 over less than five months of work. The documents were filed Thursday by attorneys for six of the men charged with conspiracy to provide support to a foreign terror group.
Activists Want More Transparency In Counterterrorism EffortsMuslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation on Thursday called for greater transparency in a program by President Barack Obama's administration that's aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.