Community Leaders: Terror Recruitment Appears To Be Down In MinnesotaBack in 2016, local terror recruiting was in the headlines often. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum had left behind his life in St. Louis Park the year before to join ISIS. Now, community leaders say it appears to be down dramatically.
Talking Points: Terror Top Concern At Sheriffs’ ConventionSome 3,000 sheriffs and sheriff’s deputies are in Minneapolis for the National Sheriffs' Association Convention.
Mpls. Furthest Along Of Cities Combating Extremist Recruitment A federally funded effort in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis to combat extremist recruitment has been slow to start since it was announced a year and a half ago.
House Democrats Seek More Funding To Combat TerrorHouse Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota. The large Somali community in Minneapolis has made it a primary target for terrorism recruitment -- and the federal government's anti-terrorism efforts.
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.
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.
WCCO Radio Hosts Town Hall Meeting With Somali-American CommunityCommunity members came together tonight for a town hall meeting focusing on issues important to Minnesota's Somali-Americans. WCCO Radio's John Williams moderated the event.
Community-Led Task Force Looking To Curb Terror RecruitmentLate Thursday afternoon, members of the Somali community in Minneapolis announced a new effort to try to stop the recruitment of terrorists.
U.S. Attorney Meets With Somali Community To Talk Terror RecruitmentThere was a second town hall meeting at the Philips Community Center in Minneapolis Saturday to talk about terror recruiting in the Somali community.
Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False InformationA 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.
Somali Leaders Look To Strengthen Community, Stop Terror RecruitingLocal Somali leaders met in Minneapolis Saturday evening, saying they have to find a way together to strengthen their community and stop terror recruiting.
Talking Points: 'No Simple Answers' In Stopping Terror RecruitmentIt’s been one week since news broke that six young Minnesota men were charged with trying to join ISIS.
4 Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Ordered Jailed Until TrialThe situation was tense Thursday as four of the six Minnesotans accused of trying to leave the country and join the group ISIS appeared in federal court. There were angry outbursts and cries for justice as the suspects were ordered jailed until trial.