MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This weekend, the New York Times is profiling a young Twin Cities man who joined a terror group last spring.
The article is titled, “From Minneapolis to ISIS: An American’s Path to Jihad.” It focuses on Abdi Nur — the son of Somali immigrants in Minnesota — and how active he’s been on social media, even after traveling to Syria.
The paper also notes how his demeanor and his online postings changed after he started attending a different mosque in Bloomington.
A friend of Nur’s, Abdulahi Yusuf, was stopped at the airport as he too tried to board a plane to the Middle East last May.
A federal grand jury is looking into who may have recruited the young men, and supplied money for their plane tickets.