Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Somali Muslim Mahamed Abukar Said ISIS Terroristic Threat Case

Somali Muslim Mahamed Abukar Said ISIS Terroristic Threat Case ---

1 arrested for terroristic threats April 10, 2015 Somali Muslim Mahamed Abukar Said ISIS Terroristic Threat Case Mahamed Abukar Said was angered after the arrests of the six men, all of Somali descent accused of plotting to join ISIS in Syria. He was accused of tweeting a photo exposing an FBI informant and made terroristic threats against the attorney general, and a massacre against the general public: "Ima whack that us attorney general... the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen then they gon take me too"  In October Said pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of impeding a law enforcement officer. He was sentenced in November to  sentenced Monday to four years of probation with a long list of conditions meant to keep him out of trouble including  drug treatment, mental health counseling, living at a halfway house for a year, and that he not possess jihadist terror porn reflecting extremist views.

Six men he complained about: complaint names Mohamed Farah, 21; Adnan Farah, 19; Abdirahman Daud, 21; Guled Omar, 20; Hanad Musse, 19; and Zacharia Abdurahman, 19. All were from Minneapolis except for Abdurahman, who is from Columbia Heights. It alleges they were in contact with another Minnesota man, Abdi Nur, who has worked to recruit Western fighters for ISIS.  FBI arrested Farah and Abdurahman Daud last weekend in San Diego. They are among the six men charged in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday with conspiracy to support a foreign terrorist organization. The four others were arrested in Minnesota and authorities say the six are friends

Since 2007, more than 22 young Somali men have traveled from Minnesota to Somalia to join the militant group al-Shabab.   a handful of Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to fight with militants in the past year.  charged after a 10-month investigation that was aided by recordings made by a man who once planned to travel to Syria himself, but then decided to cooperate. Court testimony about the use of an informant, along with the judge's decision to detain the men, prompted angry reaction from some of the roughly 200 local Somalis who attended Thursday's hearing.

Somali community: , Somali Community Advocate Omar Jamal urged others to be patient, denouncing anyone who wants to spread messages of more violence and hatred.  “It’s about a time we work with the government to come up with a solution to save our kids from war in Iraq and Syria, but also from prison,” he said.

*Somali ISIS Recruit Six

Minn. Men Accused Of Using Federal Student Loan Money ...
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WCCOMay 19, 2015 - Men Accused Of Using Federal Student Loan Money To Join ISIS ...Prosecutors combined the case of Ahmed, who was arrested and charged in ... Also on Tuesday, Abdurahman Daud, one of the two members of the group ...

No bail for 4 ISIS terror suspects in Minnesota - Story | KMSP
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Apr 23, 2015 - Two other defendants from Minnesota, Mohamed Farah (brother of Adnan) and Abdurahman Daud, were arrested in California and face ...

6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State
www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2015/...arrested.../26053957/
KAREApr 20, 2015 - Two of the six Minnesotans were arrested in San Diego. ... from March 30th, the complaint states Abdurahman Daud told the informant "I don't ... law in Minnesota, says Isis is preying successfully on young, disillusioned males. complaint says the men sought to reach countries near Syria by flying from the airports in San Diego and New York City, but were stopped.

The complaint names Mohamed Farah, 21; Adnan Farah, 19; Abdirahman Daud, 21; Guled Omar, 20; Hanad Musse, 19; and Zacharia Abdurahman, 19. All were from Minneapolis except for Abdurahman, who is from Columbia Heights. It alleges they were in contact with another Minnesota man, Abdi Nur, who has worked to recruit Western fighters.

The complaint states the men were friends of one another and were recruited in a tactic Luger described as "peer-to-peer."

"We have a terror-recruiting problem in Minnesota," Luger said. "The problem will not go away unless we address it head-on. It's not a Somali problem, it's not an immigrant problem. It's our problem. It's a Minnesota problem."

Five Minnesota men suspected of trying to join ISIS will stay ...
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May 12, 2015 - The two other Minneapolis men, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21, andAbdurahman Daud, 21, also face charges after they were arrested in San ...

US Charges Six Minnesota Men With Trying to Join ISIS - WSJ
www.wsj.com/.../terrorism-probe-yields-six-arrests-...
The Wall Street JournalApr 20, 2015 - Federal authorities arrest six men in Minneapolis and San Diego on ...Abdi Nur and Abdurahman Daud had been in the car at the time of the ...

Reach of ISIS Confounds a Minnesota College Campus - WSJ
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The Wall Street JournalMay 12, 2015 - Two other Minneapolis men charged by federal authorities, Mohamed Farah and Abdurahman Daud, were arrested in San Diego last month, ...

Minnesota suspect arrested for ISIS support waives bail ...
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Minnesota suspect arrested for ISIS support waives bail hearing. SAN DIEGO ... The FBI arrested Farah and Abdurahman Daud last weekend in San Diego.

Families of Minnesota ISIS suspects accuse FBI of setting ...
www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Prosecutors-seek-detention-Minnesotans...
Daily MailApr 23, 2015 - Two other men, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21, and Abdurahman Daud, 21, faced hearings in San Diego, where they were arrested.

2nd San Diego terrorism case to be sent to Minnesota ...
www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/30/sandiego-isis
Apr 30, 2015 - ... on Thursday signed a warrant for the removal of Abdurahman Daud.... The FBI arrested Daud and Mohamad Farah on April 20 in San Diego. ... The four others were arrested in Minnesota, and authorities say the six are ...

MINNESOTASTAN: SOMALI MUSLIM threatens feds with ...
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Apr 25, 2015 - The FBI arrested Farah and Abdurahman Daud last weekend in San ... six SOMALI MUSLIMS arrested for trying to join ISIS are freed from jail”.

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November 23, 2015 Twin Cities man blames marijuana and Xanax for ISIS recruit Twitter threat in terrorism case St. Paul Pioneer Press Said  admitted being high on marijuana and Xanax when he sent the tweet. He pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor count of impeding a law enforcement officer. "It was the dumbest thing. I apologize for it,"  "Everything I have been told is that he is a young man of some intelligence. Intelligence and judgment don't always go hand in hand," Piersol said.... several conditions on Said's probation, including that he get drug treatment and mental health counseling, live at the halfway house for a year, and that he not possess material reflecting terrorist or extremist views.

Nov 23, 2015 Minnesota man gets 4 years probation in Islamic State case Minnesota Public Radio News Mahamed Abukar Said was originally charged with two felonies after posting a message on Twitter threatening to "whack" U.S. Attorney ...

Minnesotan changes plea to guilty in Islamic State case ... Star TribuneOct 2, 2015 - As part of a plea agreement, Mahamed Abukar Said pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of impeding a law enforcement officer. He faces a ...

Man pleads guilty in Twitter threat case - MPR News Oct 2, 2015 - Said clarified in court Friday that his tweets were directed at U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch—although Lynch was serving as the U.S. ... 20-year-old Twin Cities man says he was trying to blow off steam when he fired off tweets threatening the U.S. Attorney General after his friends were arrested on charges of trying to enlist with the terror group ISIS.  "I was frustrated and trying to get my anger out," Mahamed Abukar Said said at his plea hearing Friday. "It's not the smartest way to do it."   Said admitted he willfully tweeted that he would "whack," "kill" and "massacre" the person responsible for charging the alleged ISIS recruits in Minnesota. He pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge.

MINNESOTASTAN: SOMALI MUSLIM threatens feds with ... Bare  Apr 25, 2015 - Mahamed Abukar Said, Somali Muslim terrorist ... The arrests of the six men, all of Somali MUSLIM descent, created tension in Minnesota's ...

Minneapolis man accused of tweeting photo of FBI informant ... St. Paul Pioneer PressApr 24, 2015 - According to an FBI affidavit, Mahamed Abukar Said used his Twitter account to threaten to kill a federal law enforcement official and demand ...

Man Charged With Threatening Att'y General Over Terror ... WCCO Apr 24, 2015 - Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.” ...He was arrested just days after six young Twin Cities men — five of whom were his friends — were arrested on charges of trying to enlist with ISIS in Syria.

Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

In reply to a tweet, he also said “the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen.”

According to the complaint, Said also tweeted a photo of the informant who has been supplying the FBI with information on the six men now charged. The tweet has since been removed, but the charges say the FBI captured a screenshot, in which Said is shown calling the informant out as a “snitch.”

Mpls. Man Charged with Making Threats in Islamic State ...  KSTP‑TV Apr 24, 2015 - Mahamed Abukar Said was charged in federal court Friday after posting a series threats on his Twitter page, according to an FBI affidavit.

Minneapolis man charged for threatening U.S. Attorney ... Apr 24, 2015 - On Friday afternoon, the FBI arrested Mahamed Abukar Said, 19, of Minneapolis for making those threats on his Twitter page. In addition, Sai

Somali community covers faces as immigrant accused of tweeting photo of FBI informant ... St. Paul Pioneer PressApr 24, 2015 - Members of Minnesota's Somali community cover their faces as they arrive


http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3777006.shtml
Mpls. Man Charged with Making Threats in Islamic State Group Case
Updated: 04/24/2015 10:21 PM

The arrests of the six men, all of Somali descent, created tension in Minnesota's Somali community, the largest in the United States. Since 2007, more than 22 young Somali men have traveled from Minnesota to Somalia to join the militant group al-Shabab. Authorities have also said a handful of Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to fight with militants in the past year.              
The six men were charged after a 10-month investigation that was aided by recordings made by a man who once planned to travel to Syria himself, but then decided to cooperate. Court testimony about the use of an informant, along with the judge's decision to detain the men, prompted angry reaction from some of the roughly 200 local Somalis who attended Thursday's hearing.         
Meanwhile, a man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group will be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford in San Diego signed a warrant for the removal of Mohamad Farah.
The FBI arrested Farah and Abdurahman Daud last weekend in San Diego. They are among the six men charged in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday with conspiracy to support a foreign terrorist organization. The four others were arrested in Minnesota and authorities say the six are friends