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  • Worthwhile Information Revealed in Video of Crossroads Mall Attack

    10/14/2016 5:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Surveillance video of the Crossroads Mall stabbing attack and the shooting by Jason Falconer has revealed many previously unknown details.  They show that a determined attacker can absorb many hits before they are stopped. The attacker used two kitchen knives.  The have about five inch blades, with smooth handles and small, smooth guards.  I wouldn't be surprised to find cuts on the attackers hands from his own blades. A practical response at the Northwoods Candy Emporium illustrates the effectiveness of barriers against attackers with contact weapons.  An unnamed, quick thinking defender pulls down the gate to the store, denying...
  • FBI Head: Extremism Apparent Influence in St. Cloud Mall Attack

    09/28/2016 6:51:55 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies ^ | 9/28/16 | AP
    FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the man who stabbed and wounded 10 people in a central Minnesota mall before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer appears to have been inspired, at least in part, by extremist ideology.      While testifying for hours before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, Comey was asked whether authorities had confirmed that the attack earlier this month in a mall in St. Cloud was an act of terrorism. Comey responded that the FBI is "still working on it," but that it looks like Dahir Ahmed Adan, 20, appears...
  • Minnesota Muslim Mall Stabber's Family Praises Him For Having "Achieved A Lot(Shortened)

    09/26/2016 4:05:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | September 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stabbing 8 people. Quite the achievement. The media, which never misses a chance to whitewash a Muslim terrorist, rushed out with the Muslim Minnesotta mall family's supposed condolences. Adan's family, in a statement through their attorney early this week, asked the community not to "rush to judgment or conclusions." They expressed sympathy to the victims and said they're cooperating with the investigation. "Our family loves St. Cloud and this State and we are [an] integral part of the fabric of this society," the statement said. "Therefore, we urge citizens of St. Cloud and of this State to stay united and...
  • Hero who Stopped Mass Stabbing in St. Cloud, MN, is Firearms Instructor, Concealed Carry Advocate

    09/23/2016 3:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Jason Falconer on Left, with Hat Jason Falconer is the armed citizen who stopped the mass stabbing in the Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Saturday evening, September 18th, 2016.  Falconer is competitive shooter, firearms instructor and CEO of Tactical Advantage.  From Jason Falconer is President/Owner of Tactical Advantage Firearms Training, Inc. which has been operating since 2003. Tactical Advantage currently concentrates on firearms training for individuals in a group or private setting, including permit to carry training in MN. Jason has also created advanced and customized classes for individuals who desire more advanced safety training....
  • Bachmann: Minnesota learns no lessons from mall attack

    09/22/2016 7:43:40 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Minnesota’s St. Cloud community is still reeling from Saturday’s knife attacks that injured 10 people ... The city of 67,000 people sits 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It has been pummeled with Muslim refugees, mostly from Somalia, for more than a decade, and its citizens have been brow beaten into a form of politically correct submission to Islam, says former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. To say anything negative about Islam immediately gets you branded a bigot, a xenophobe, a racist or an “Islamophobe,” she said. It doesn’t matter that Islam is not a race or that the term “Islamophobe” was...
  • Off-Duty Officer Reveals What Brought Him to St. Cloud Mall on Saturday

    09/19/2016 8:06:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 9/19/16 | Beth McDonough
    Officer Jason Falconer was off duty when he stopped the stabbing attack at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud on Saturday. He is receiving a lot of attention and praise for his bravery by the community, Gov. Mark Dayton and President Barak Obama. Both spoke to Falconer on the phone Monday. President Obama said, "We are very grateful no one lost their life. Thanks to the brave action of the off-duty officer, the suspect was killed and we avoided more people being hurt." While Falconer, the part-time officer with the Avon Police Department and former police chief in another town, isn't...
  • Details Emerge About St. Cloud Mall Stabbing Suspect

    09/19/2016 5:46:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 9/19/2016 | AP
    SNIP Court records show Adan was stopped in August for a traffic violation and cited for no proof of insurance. Adan didn't pay the fine when it was due and was sent a late notice just days before the attack. Court records show he owes $342 SNIP
  • Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor, 3-Gun Shooter

    09/19/2016 11:32:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 19, 2016 | Bob Owens
    USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday. The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall. Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.
  • Somali community in Minn. fears backlash after stabbing suspect ID’d

    09/19/2016 9:18:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State. A young Somali man dressed as a private security guard entered the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud over the weekend wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife. The city’s police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a...
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune Blames 'Anti-Muslim Tensions' for St. Cloud Mass Stabbing (truncated)

    09/19/2016 7:04:38 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-18-2016 | Patrick Poole
    Full Title: Minneapolis Star Tribune Blames 'Anti-Muslim Tensions' for St. Cloud Mass Stabbing by 'Soldier of the Islamic State' Just hours after a young Somali immigrant stabbed nine people at a shopping mall in St. Cloud, a mid-sized town in central Minnesota, the far-Left Minneapolis Star Tribune published an article hinting that the suspect may have been inspired by "anti-Muslim tensions." The article was later scrubbed and replaced with a new article that directly raised the question of whether the attack by Dahir Adan was motivated by previous anti-Muslim incidents in the city. ..... (snip) But at 2:42 p.m. today,...
  • FBI investigates Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

    09/19/2016 4:24:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2016 9:28 PM EDT | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own. None of the nine people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack received life-threatening wounds, St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson said. He said it doesn’t appear that anyone else was involved in the attack at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, which began at around 8 p.m. and was over within minutes. […] An...
  • Three Terror Attacks In One Day: It’s Time For Liberals To Step Aside

    09/18/2016 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Project Purge ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jared Wyand
    Let’s recap yesterday’s round of cultural enrichment.First, we had a terror attack in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The pipe bomb was set to go off next to thousands of racers running by in a 5k charity race for Marines. Had it not been for a late start, we’d be talking about #NewJerseyStrong and the deaths of hundreds of our fellow Americans.Second, a Muslim Jihadist went on a stabbing rampage at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He went around asking people if they were Muslim and if they answered no, he stabbed them yelling “Allahu Akbar”. He’s instructed to do...
  • Officials probe bombings, stabbings in three U.S. cities in a 12-hour span (Made by same person)

    09/18/2016 6:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2016
    <p>Police believe the two devices that were detonated in New Jersey and New York were made by the same person, a law enforcement source told Fox News on Sunday, as authorities move forward with investigations into the incidents as well as the ISIS-backed stabbing rampage in Minnesota — separate incidents that have cemented fears the United States is still a prime terror target.</p>
  • Latest: Officer who stopped mall stabbing deflects praise

    09/18/2016 6:23:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | AP
    <p>6:10 p.m.</p> <p>The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man suspected of stabbing nine people in a Minnesota mall is deflecting praise from people who call him a hero.</p> <p>Jason Falconer is being hailed by authorities, Gov. Mark Dayton and others for stopping a man suspected of carrying out the attack Saturday night in a St. Cloud mall. Federal authorities say they are treating it as a potential act of terrorism.</p>
  • Somali father IDs son as Minnesota mall attacker

    09/18/2016 2:15:46 PM PDT · by jennychase · 119 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/18/2016 | AP
    The father of the man who stabbed nine people at a central Minnesota mall has identified him as a 22-year-old college student. Ahmed Adan told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that police told him Saturday night that his son, Dahir A. Adan, died at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud. He says police didn't mention the attack on the mall, but they seized photos and other materials from the family's apartmen
  • Police: St. Cloud mall stabbings 'potential act of terrorism' (Somali attacker-Dahir Adan)

    09/18/2016 11:31:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    EXCERPT Police declined to release the name of the suspect, but community members have identified him as Dahir Adan, a junior at St. Cloud State University who worked as a security guard part time. Leaders of the Somali-American community in St. Cloud said Adan didn't have a history of violence, according to the St. Cloud Times.
  • Police stumped over motive of mall attacker who spoke of ‘Allah’ and asked victims if Muslim

    09/18/2016 5:52:56 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Truncated title. Full title: Police stumped over motive of mall attacker who spoke of ‘Allah’ and asked victims if they were Muslim before attacking them OK, I get it. Police don’t want to jump to conclusions in high profile cases. But can police authorities please stop insulting the public when a Muslim starts attacking random strangers while yelling about Allah? The latest example of studied ignorance comes from St. Cloud, Minnesota, the thriving metropolis of Central Minnesota. From the St. Cloud Times: Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about...
  • Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, police chief says

    09/17/2016 11:33:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/2016 | Staff
    A knife-wielding man who injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah during the assault, authorities said Wednesday. St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said the suspect, whom he did not identify, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction. All but one of the eight victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries. Police responded reports of several stabbings at the Crossroads Mall at around 8:30 p.m. local time....
  • Multiple people injured in attack at Minnesota mall

    09/17/2016 9:57:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 17 September 2016 | AP
    St. Cloud, Minn. (AP) — Police said multiple people were injured at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, shopping mall on Saturday evening in an attack possibly involving both shooting and stabbing. The suspect is believed to be dead, St. Cloud Police Sgt. Jason Burke told the St. Cloud Times. He said the attack at the Crossroads Center mall started with a stabbing, and there are multiple injuries but he did not give a number.
  • Police Respond to St. Cloud Mall on Multiple Stabbing Victims (MN)

    09/17/2016 7:29:30 PM PDT · by Semper911 · 89 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | September 17, 2016
    Police officers have responded to Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud for multiple stabbing victims. The police department says one suspect was taken into custody at Macy's. Investigators responded to the mall around 8:20 p.m. Saturday. The number of possible victims is not known at this time.
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is responsible for the Somali chaos in St. Cloud

    02/21/2016 10:09:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    refugee resettlement watch. ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    If you are angry (about the tension in St. Cloud) and want one entity to blame, it is Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, the primary federal refugee resettlement agency working in St. Cloud! That supposedly 'Christian' charitable organization is directly responsible for the high Somali numbers in St. Cloud, and they are jointly responsible for bringing over ten thousand Somalis from around the world to colonize Minnesota towns in the last ten years alone--Catholic Charities and World Relief MN (now Arrive Ministries)*** helped also. Of course they have brought many more than 10,000 in over two decades and not just...
  • Man treated in a hospital grabs officer's gun, kills him

    10/18/2015 4:17:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 18, 2015
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A suspect in a domestic incident who was being treated at a Minnesota hospital grabbed a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed the officer early Sunday, prompting hospital security officers to subdue the suspect with a stun gun, authorities said. After the suspect was taken into custody he died, despite efforts by medical personnel to revive him.
  • FBI, State Won't Say Why They Searched Minneapolis Child Care Center

    05/13/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 5/13/15 | Joe Augustine
    As a state investigator escorted several small children out of a child care center in Minneapolis Wednesday, federal investigators were inside searching files and computers. An FBI spokesman would not comment on the extent of the investigation but confirmed a search warrant was executed at the Salama Child Care Center, 1411 Nicollet Ave. S. Investigators with the Minnesota Department of Human Services were also seen entering and exiting the building but directed all questions to the FBI. Parents trying to drop off their children for daycare were turned away at the door. Investigators were later seen carrying files and computers...
  • Goodbye, snow days: Students study from home (St. Cloud MN, private HS)

    11/11/2014 5:04:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 5:34 PM EST | Kyle Potter
    She’s no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the Midwest this week gave Grewing an opening to test out a virtual class day at St. Cloud Cathedral high school in central Minnesota, having students whip out laptops or iPads and work from home. After a successful test run, Grewing declared Tuesday that students’ cherished snow days are a thing of the past—at least at Cathedral. […] Private schools like Cathedral—and, increasingly, some public school districts—across the nation are starting to use the flexibility technology provides to...
  • John Sununu: St. Cloud's new military vehicle shows Homeland Security's excesses

    10/29/2013 2:52:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-29-13 | John Sununu
    When director Ivan Reitman made the movie "Stripes," he wasn't trying to predict the future. He was just trying to be funny. The vehicle for his humor was the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle, commandeered by a ragtag group of neophyte soldiers led by actor Bill Murray. It resembled a family Winnebago -- with a nice color scheme and user-friendly interior -- but came with bulletproof shields and flamethrowers. It was only a matter of time before everyone would want one. That dream finally came true for St. Cloud, Minn. -- population 66,000. Courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security, America's...
  • Rally at St. Cloud school supports Muslim students(MN)

    03/29/2010 6:48:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies · 456+ views ^ | 3/29/10 | AP
    More than two dozen Muslims and their supporters rallied across from Apollo High School in St. Cloud in support of students who attend St. Cloud schools. The St. Cloud Times reports Monday the group claims that school staff members are not doing enough to keep Muslim students from being harassed and sometimes contribute to it. The rally crowd Monday was mostly adults. They chanted and held signs that said "Discrimination is intolerable" or "St. Cloud school district must integrate" among other things.
  • Crude cartoons target Muslims in St. Cloud (MN)

    12/10/2009 11:56:31 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 51 replies · 2,858+ views ^ | 12/10/09 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    Crude cartoons intended to offend Muslims in St. Cloud were found posted on utility poles this week. The cartoons, reminiscent of those published in a Danish newspaper in 2005, "are clearly offensive to the Muslim community here, inappropriate and not wanted in our community," said police Sgt. Marty Sayre. Five pages of cartoons, posted on a pair of utility poles, depict the prophet Mohammed in derogatory ways, the Qur'an and a swastika. "We've had swastikas before, but I believe this is the first time we've seen" images specifically targeting Muslims, Sayre said. One of the posts was stapled to a...
  • Imam's speaking engagement dropped at St. Cloud State (MN)

    04/02/2008 3:17:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies · 388+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 4/2/08 | Paul Walsh
    One of two outspoken Muslim clerics scheduled to speak at St. Cloud State University this week is unable to attend, the school said today. The clerics were booked as part of St. Cloud's Islam Awareness Week, which started Monday. Siraj Wahhaj was supposed to speak Thursday on the topic "What is Jihad?" The school was unaware of a reason for his inability to participate. Wahhaj was also scheduled to speak to other college student groups in the state this week. His appearance at the University of Minnesota has also been canceled, said Lolla Mohammed Nur, a U student organizer. Wahhaj,...
  • Outspoken Imams To Speak At St. Cloud State (MN)

    03/31/2008 3:58:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 367+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/31/08 | Paul Walsh
    Two Muslim clerics with outspoken backgrounds are among the speakers at St. Cloud State University's Islam Awareness Week, which starts today. One of them is Siraj Wahhaj, who will speak on "What is Jihad?" at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre. Wahhaj, an American-born imam of a mosque in Brooklyn, N.Y., is on the executive committee of the Muslim Alliance in North America, a network of organizations addressing needs in American Muslim communities. In 1991, speaking to an Islamic association of Texas, Wahhaj called Operation Desert Storm "one of the most diabolical plots ever in the annals...
  • Woman bicycling in St. Cloud with shotgun strapped to her back is arrested

    02/19/2008 12:10:42 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 27 replies · 164+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 2/19/08 | Tim Harlow - Staff Reporter
    It was a sight that would catch anyone's attention, a woman riding a bicycle around St. Cloud Monday night in bitter cold. Turns out there was another reason a citizen took notice: The cyclist was carrying a gun. Police caught up to the bicyclist a few minutes after a call came in around 11:15 p.m. They found her near 14th Avenue N. and St. Germain Street with a shotgun strapped to her back, said Sgt. Joe Kraayenbrink. Turns out the 22-year-old suspect is a felon and had a warrant out for her arrest, police said. She was arrested and faces...
  • Two more incidents of hate graffiti at St. Cloud State University

    12/12/2007 1:57:39 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies · 386+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-12-07 | PAUL TOSTO
    A Ku Klux Klan symbol and swastika were found Tuesday in separate locations at St. Cloud State University. A drawing of a Klan hood, including a burning cross symbol, was found late morning on a small card posted in a women's restroom on the main floor of Atwood Memorial Center, the school's public safety department said in an alert. In the afternoon, police were called to a swastika scratched on a stall's door in a men's restroom, main floor, Stewart Hall.
  • St. Cloud (Minn) makes the best of being the worst (Worst Places To Live In America)

    11/17/2006 1:43:09 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 40 replies · 2,788+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 11/17/06 | Jon Tevlin - Staff Reporter
    Dave Gilmartin has never been to St. Cloud, and after including the central Minnesota city in his recently released book, "The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America," he probably never will go. Gilmartin chose St. Cloud as the lone Minnesota entry, along with such locales as Los Angeles' Skid Row, Detroit and Tulsa, Okla. The 30-year-old New Jersey writer (yes, his home state makes his list) used the Internet to solicit recommendations for his "worst places" list, and says he was surprised at the negative response from St. Cloud because "when you think of Minnesota, nothing really crappy comes...
  • St. Cloud Officer in on Joke on Kerry

    11/02/2006 1:52:59 PM PST · by Gumdrop · 133 replies · 8,463+ views
    St. Cloud Times ^ | Kari Petrie
    <p>One of the men in the buzz-generating photograph taken in Iraq is a St. Cloud police sergeant, St. Cloud Police Chief Dennis Ballantine said. ...</p>
  • SCSU Professor Charged With Sex Crime

    04/20/2006 6:46:21 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 529+ views state university chronicle ^ | 4-20-06 | jay crack corn
    St. Cloud police arrested SCSU professor Robert Weisman, 45, for alleged criminal sexual assault Tuesday after receiving reports he was inappropriately touching a minor while sitting in the waiting area of a St. Cloud office building. The incident, which allegedly occurred between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Monday, was first reported to Sherburne County's Department of Human Services by an unidentified individual, and St. Cloud Police arrived at the scene a short time later. Police took Weisman, a long-time weather forecaster and SCSU professor, into custody Tuesday -- finding probable cause to arrest him for second degree criminal sexual assault, according...
  • Male homecoming queen at St. Cloud State being threatened

    10/29/2004 6:13:38 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 39 replies · 1,165+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 10-29-04 | ap
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Officials at St. Cloud State University are expressing support and concern for the male student who was named homecoming queen last week. President Roy Saigo says Fue Khang has received threatening messages. In a letter to the university's faculty and staff, Saigo asks them to offset any prejudice and intimidation the homecoming royalty may have faced.