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  • FBI agent charged with leaking classified documents to media

    03/28/2018 5:00:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Justice Department has filed charges against a former FBI agent accusing him of leaking classified documents to a news outlet. Terry Albury, whom Minnesota Public Radioreported worked on counterterrorism matters at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, stands accused of two counts — “knowingly and willfully” transmitting national defense information to The Intercept, and refusing to hand over a document related to terrorism recruitment. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, officials filed a two-page felony information document, which the paper described as “a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea.” The documents Mr. Albury is accused of giving to the...
  • How the F.B.I. Can Detain, Render and Threaten Without Risk

    11/03/2015 8:41:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Nov 2015 | Patrick G. Eddington
    At exactly 5 p.m. on March 13, 2007, just as I was preparing to leave my cubicle in Washington for the day, I got a phone call from the journalist Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers. To this day, I remember his exact words. 'One of your congressman’s constituents is being held in an Ethiopian intelligence service prison, and I think your former employer is neck-deep in this.' The congressman was Rush Holt, then a Democratic representative from New Jersey, for whom I worked for 10 years starting in 2004. The constituent was Amir Mohamed Meshal of Tinton Falls, N.J., who...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former terror suspect kicked out of Bloomington, Minn. mosque

    09/06/2014 5:52:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies ^ | 9/5/14 | Tom Leyden
    Amir Meshal has a fascinating history. He's originally from New Jersey, but back in 2007 he was detained and interrogated by the FBI in Kenya after escaping from Somalia. Somehow, his travels brought him to Minnesota, and to a mosque in Bloomington, which kicked him out this summer. Friday prayers bring hundreds to the Al-Farooq Youth and Family Center, which is perhaps the largest mosque in the Twin Cities. But not everyone is welcome -- not after Meshal began attending prayer and hanging out earlier this year. In June, the center called police and had Meshal, 31, removed and ticketed...
  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    09/24/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies · 11+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/29/10 | STEVE KARNOWSKI,
    The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East. FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago. "These were search warrants only," Warfield said. "We're not anticipating any arrests at this time. They're seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism." The homes of longtime Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly, Jess Sundin and Meredith Aby were among those...
  • Union Terror Link?

    09/29/2010 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Labor Raid: The FBI raids the Chicago home of a local union leader looking for terrorist connections as the union's former chief is investigated for corruption. Why are we not surprised? Thuggery and corruption are not quite synonyms for unionism, but it gets very close when you consider the Service Employees International Union, formerly led by Andy Stern. From being involved in fraudulent voter registration in Texas to beating up Tea Party activists outside town hall meetings in Missouri, SEIU's reputation is well-established. Now we can possibly add a linkage to terrorism. On Friday, the FBI searched eight addresses in...
  • Alleged Somali recruiter arrested, linked to Minnesota

    11/11/2009 6:08:11 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 401+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/11/09 | JAMES WALSH and RICHARD MERYHEW
    A 43-year-old Somali man from Minneapolis was arrested this week in the Netherlands for allegedly financing the recruitment of up to 20 young Somali men from Minnesota to train and fight with terrorists in their homeland. The arrest appears to be the most significant development yet in one of the most far-reaching counterterrorism investigations since 9/11. The identity of the man, who was arrested Sunday at an asylum-seeker's center 45 miles northeast of Amsterdam, was not released. But Special Agent E.K. Wilson of the Minneapolis FBI office confirmed Tuesday that the man was arrested in connection with the ongoing counterterrorism...
  • American Imam Connected to Ft. Hood Shooter

    11/09/2009 7:24:35 PM PST · by jessduntno · 31 replies · 698+ views
    Published : Monday, 09 Nov 2009, 8:34 PM CST MINNEAPOLIS - An American-born Muslim radical, Imam Anwar Al Awlaki may be a man who connects the dots. On his web site Monday, he praised major Nidal Hasan as a hero for the killings at Fort Hood. The FBI confirms the Imam and Major had even exchanged emails. Imam Anwar also knew three of the 9-11 hijackers. With his videos on the internet, Imam Anwar's influence is reaching the Twin Cities too. Somali community activist Omar Jamal says those videos, calling for a global jihad against the west, motivated several of...
  • AFLCIO reps coordinated anarchists for RNC

    09/07/2008 9:08:38 PM PDT · by rogpits · 21 replies · 380+ views
    Examiner ^ | Sep 7, 2008 | Ray Robison
    University of Minnesota staff were key coordinators of the recent violent protests at the Republican National Convention (RNC). The university employees are also members of the local clerical union of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. The AFSCME is part of the AFL-CIO union. Protests turned violent at the 2008 RNC located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators for violent attacks on police officers and bystanders and other more nuisance crimes. The Saint Paul Police have identified an anarchist group called the RNC Welcoming Committee as being at the center of the violence....
  • Man charged with lying in missing Somalis case (Another MN Terrorist)

    10/13/2009 3:24:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 783+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/13/09 | AMY FORLITI , Associated Press
    A 26-year-old man has been charged with making false statements to federal officials investigating the disappearance of as many as 20 Somali men from Minnesota. Abdow M. Abdow, a U.S. citizen of Somali descent, was arrested Friday and made his first appearance Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul. FBI spokesman E.K. Wilson says Abdow's case is related to the investigation of the missing men, who are thought to have gone to join a terrorist group fighting in their homeland.
  • Terror and the theatrical paradigm

    10/11/2009 12:53:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 720+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    Pittsburgh was treated to an impressive show the week of the recent G20 conference. A nice assortment of military choppers of various types and missions, along with odder aircraft difficult both to identify and explain. Both police and the National Guard were out in force, with downtown nearly sealed off. None of this hardware was used against the "3,000 - 4,000" (more like a few hundred) anarchist demonstrators when they turned their righteous wrath on a dozen Starbucks and a Whole Foods store. No serious confrontation was expected and none occurred. Because all of it - the Guard troops, the...
  • Somalia Strike-Down

    09/16/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 892+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Terrorism: At a time when the public is losing heart on the war in Afghanistan, a decisive strike on Somalia's al-Qaida chief Monday reminds us that victory is possible and President Obama is an able leader on this front.Ten days ago, Obama signed an executive order authorizing U.S. special forces to hunt down and blow away Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a ruthless Kenyan-born terrorist operating out of Somalia. In 1998, Nabhan had a role in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, which left 212 dead, including 12 Americans. The attack was so vicious, it put Osama bin...
  • Somali-Americans Accused of Al Qaeda Ties Indicted on Terror Charges, Sources Say

    07/03/2009 1:16:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,145+ views
    FOX ^ | July 2, 2009 | By Mike Levine
    SNIPPET: "A federal grand jury has indicted a group of Somali-Americans on terror-related charges after more than 20 young men from the Minneapolis area were recruited to join an Al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia, according to two law enforcement sources. The indictments have yet to be unsealed, but an announcement is expected in the next few weeks. One law enforcement source told FOX News the grand jury already has handed up indictments against at least three people. Among those charged is a man from Minneapolis who went to war-torn Somalia and then, about four months ago, relocated to Seattle, according...
  • Word of 2nd death jolts Twin Cities Somalis

    06/08/2009 8:21:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 890+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 6/8/09 | ALLIE SHAH and JAMES WALSH
    He was a slight and sickly teen, nearsighted and, reportedly, confined to a room away from the fighting that raged throughout the city. But the reported death last week of Burhan Hassan, the second Minneapolis man of Somali descent believed to have died in Somalia, has jolted his family and the Twin Cities Somali community. Hassan, who should have graduated from Minneapolis Roosevelt High School last weekend, was reportedly killed in Mogadishu, Somalia's largely lawless capital. He is one of up to 20 local men and boys of Somali descent to have disappeared over the past two years. Their disappearance...
  • Minn. terror suspect seeks release

    05/05/2009 6:49:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 563+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 5/5/09 | AMY FORLITI , Associated Press
    Attorneys for a Minneapolis man held in solitary confinement on terror charges for more than five years are asking he be released while he awaits trial, saying Mohammed Warsame's pretrial incarceration has gone on so long it has become punitive. After U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim said he would take the request under advisement, Warsame stood up in court and said, "This is unfair, sir. I've been here a long time." Warsame, a Canadian of Somali descent, is charged with conspiracy to provide material support and resources to al-Qaida and with one count of providing such support. He's also...
  • Feds investigate military info found in Mpls. apt.

    03/04/2009 7:01:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies · 2,054+ views ^ | 3/4/09 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    After detailed maps of local military operations and anti-government slogans were found in a south Minneapolis apartment, federal authorities are now involved in the investigation. The three tenants were evicted from the property this weekend, but what they left behind has caught the interest of the FBI and Homeland Security. A cleaning crew made the discovery shortly before 12 p.m. on Tuesday. One of the workers told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they noticed maps on the walls with government chains and commands. Inside a closet, they found numerous rolls of maps. Authorities said the details are disturbing. "We ran into a...
  • US Terrorist Group, CAIR, Tries to Stymie FBI Terrorism Investigation

    04/11/2009 8:24:19 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 367+ views
    Washington Post/KSTP/The Lid ^ | 4/11/09 | Yidwithlid
    The FBI has been poking around Minnesota High Schools and Colleges looking for more evidence of the Somali Terrorist Cells and as usual there is one group trying to stop them. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), "child" of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, sugar daddy for the terrorist group Hamas, and un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Terror trial feels that any attempt to stop terrorism in the US is wrong. Then again, maybe a group that supports homicide bombing would try to stymie an FBI terrorist investigation:
  • Were Shooters Unidentified in Press Because They Were Muslim? [muslim shooting rampage unreported]

    03/30/2009 8:12:51 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 39 replies · 2,955+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2009 - 05:38 | Warner Todd Huston
    Here is something that you NewsBusters fans can help me with because I am having difficulty deciding what is going on with this one. We have a shooting incident in Minnesota perpetrated by three Muslim Somali immigrants but for some reason almost every single media report about the incident omits the names of the shooters, names of obvious North African or ethnic origin. So, the question is, did the Old Media in Minnesota purposefully leave the names unreported so that they could cover up the fact that the criminals were Somali immigrants? And, if so, why would they do this?...
  • Somali man's return to Minn. has locals buzzing

    03/22/2009 10:31:38 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 779+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/22/09 | ABBY SIMONS and RICHARD MERYHEW
    A young Somali man from Minneapolis believed to have been recruited by a terrorist group to travel to his war-torn homeland has returned to Minnesota, a community leader said Saturday. Omar Jamal, executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center, said Saturday that the 22-year-old man was recruited for jihad before a change of heart led him to return in recent months. Jamal wouldn't confirm the man's identity, saying that he and his family fear for their safety and are in hiding. Others identified him only as Kamal. The disappearances of perhaps a dozen young men from the Twin Cities...
  • FBI: Mpls. man likely first U.S. citizen suicide bomber (Duh..)

    02/23/2009 7:04:16 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 2/23/09 | Becky Nahm
    The FBI now says a Minneapolis man may have been the first U.S. citizen to carry out a terrorist suicide bombing. FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday, Shirwa Ahmed, who killed himself in an attack in Somalia in October, was recruited in the United States, specifically in Minnesota. Mueller spoke in front of the Council on Foreign Relations. In November, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS broke the story of young Somali men, missing from the Twin Cities and their possible connection to Ahmed. Several months ago, the FBI and Justice Department began investigating cases of men of Somali descent who returned to...
  • Suicide Bomber From Minnesota Was Radicalized In America

    02/24/2009 4:08:48 PM PST · by stevelackner · 4 replies · 474+ views
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | February 24, 2008 | Steven W. Lackner
    Last November it was reported that a resident of Minneapolis had returned to his native Somalia to conduct a suicide bombing attack. It is now known that he was not radicalized upon his return to Somalia, but that his indoctrination into jihadism happened right here in the United States. The New York Times now reports that "the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, said Monday that a Somali-American man who was one of several suicide bombers in a terrorist attack last October in Somalia had apparently been indoctrinated into his extremist beliefs while living in the United States. The man,...