German De-Radicalization Expert Testifies About Minn. Terror DefendantsThere was an unprecedented hearing in Minneapolis federal court Tuesday, focusing on trying to provide alternative sentencing to six young Minnesota men convicted of trying to help ISIS.
Minneapolis Terror Trial: A TimelineOver the past several years in Minneapolis, federal authorities say 10 young men attempted to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS.
Twin Cities Terror Suspect Changes Plea To GuiltyA Twin Cities man charged with leading a conspiracy to send several men to join ISIS changed his plea Thursday. Abdirizak Warsame, 20, is now pleading guilty to providing material support to the ISIS, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was originally arrested in December in Eagan.
Man Accused Of Threatening FBI To Remain In JailA federal magistrate has ordered a Minneapolis man accused of threatening to kill FBI agents and a federal judge held in jail as he awaits the outcome of his case.
10th Person Accused Of Plotting To Join ISIS Appears In CourtA tenth Twin Cities terror suspect accused of trying to join ISIS appeared in federal court Thursday. Investigators arrested 20-year-old Abdirizak Warsame in Eagan last night. He is the latest in a group of friends who prosecutors say tried to leave the country to join the Islamic State.
10th Terror Suspect Arrested, Accused Of Helping Others Join ISISAccording to the criminal complaint, Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame was at one point the leader of a group of young, Somali-American from the Twin Cities who tried to flee the country in April to aid the terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria.
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.
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.
Somali Community Organizer Offers Insight Into Terrorism ArrestsSix men are now charged with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. A local community organizer says a three-pronged approach is needed: law enforcement, intervention and prevention.
New York Times Chronicles Minnesota Teen's Path To ISISThis 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.
Minn. ISIS Suspect Allowed To Go Free Pending TrialA 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.