White House Task Force To Combat Violent Extremism UnderwayA White House summit to discuss potential measures to fight violent extremism is underway, with two officials leading crime-fighting efforts in the Twin Cities expected to be in attendance. Minneapolis-St. Paul was one of three metro areas asked be part of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
Minnesota Somali Leaders Attending Terrorism SummitMinnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the country. And it's because of that distinction that leaders from Minneapolis-St. Paul were one of three cities asked be part of a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
Obama Didn’t Mention ISIS Recruiting, But Minn. Community Still On Edge President Barack Obama did not mention in his Wednesday night address the recruitment of Minnesotans by ISIS (or ISIL). There are reports that as many as 15 young men and women with Minnesota ties have left to join the terror group.
Family Hopes Report Of 2nd MN Man Dying Fighting For ISIS Are WrongFamily 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.
Report: Another Man From Minn. Has Died Fighting For ISISAnother American from the Twin Cities area was killed fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, CBS News reports.
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.
How Did Douglas McCain Become A Terrorist?New details are emerging about the 33-year-old former Minnesotan who died while fighting in Syria.
Family Stunned Over Minnesota Man's Alleged Ties To ISISThe State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Douglas McCain, a 33-year-old man who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria. Officials said they believe he was killed while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS.
High School Friend Speaks On Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Thirty-three-year-old Douglas McCain, who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria.