From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Federal charges were filed Wednesday in Minneapolis against another young Somali man from the Twin Cities, alleging that he conspired to provide material support to the terrorist organization known as ISIL.
Warsame appeared briefly in court Thursday morning. He will be held pending a pre-trial detention hearing that is scheduled for Tuesday.
The criminal complaint alleges that Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan, was among a group of 10 men from the Twin Cities’ Somali-American community who began planning around April 2014 to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Three of those men have already pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges, five are scheduled to start trial in May and one is in Syria.
Warsame was arrested Wednesday and is being held in the Anoka County jail.
Minnesota is believed to have produced more would-be foreign fighters than any other state.
And from The New York Daily News:
About a dozen Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to join jihadist groups there since late 2013. In addition, more than 22 young men from Minnesota’s Somali community have left the state since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia.
This story is yet another reminder, in a seemingly endless series of reminders, that even if we could effectively screen the Syrian and other “refugees” that Obama wants to “seed” the country with for purely cynical political reasons, we still would be risking national security by bringing them in. Can you say Tsarnaev? Can you say Minnesota? The importation of all these Somalis, brought to Minnesota let me remind you, because of its generous welfare benefits, is the reason that the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota has stated “we have a terrorist recruiting problem in Minnesota.”
Remind me again how Donald Trump is a raving, lunatic, neo-Nazi for wanting to make sure we know who is coming into the country.