A SOMALI MUSLIM is accused of threatening federal agents, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota, and a criminal informant who assisted in the arrest of 6 SOMALI MUSLIM savages accused of trying to join the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria. Mahamed Abukar Said was charged in federal court after posting a series threats on his Twitter page.
KSTP One partially literate tweet said, “Ima whack that US attorney general.” Investigators believe he meant either U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, who held a press conference about the arrests earlier in the week, or the assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case.
Another mostly illiterate tweet said, “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.” Said is also accused of trying to retaliate against an informant who aided the federal investigation.
The arrests of the six men, all of Somali MUSLIM descent, created tension in Minnesota’s Somali MUSLIM community, the largest in the United States. Since 2007, more than 22 young Somali MUSLIM men have traveled from Minnesota to Somalia to join the militant ISLAMIC group al-Shabaab. Authorities have also said a handful of Minnesota MUSLIM residents have traveled to Syria to fight with militants in the past year.
The six Somali MUSLIM 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 Somali MUSLIMS 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.
The complaint says the men planned to reach Syria by going to nearby countries from Minneapolis, San Diego or New York City.
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