Mar 11 2009
Grand Jury Convenes in FBI Terror Case Against Somali-Americans in Minneapolis
Federal authorities are looking to bring terror-related charges against one or more Somali-Americans from the Minneapolis area, and witnesses to the case have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, according to a Muslim leader in the area and a woman who said she testified before the grand jury this morning.
For several months the FBI has been investigating about a dozen Somali-American men who disappeared from their homes in the Minneapolis area late last year and may have joined terrorist groups overseas. One of the men, 27-year-old Shirwa Ahmed, later blew himself up in Somalia. The FBI recently called him the first U.S. citizen to carry out a suicide bombing, and FBI Director Mueller said he was “radicalized in his hometown in Minnesota.”
The FBI has interviewed at least 50 people in the Somali community and subpoenaed at least 10 people to testify before a grand jury in Minneapolis, according to Farhan Hurre, the director of the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center in St. Paul, one of the largest mosques in the Twin Cities. He said most of those subpoenaed are students at the University of Minnesota. At least two of the men still missing were students at the University of Minnesota.
A woman who identified herself as a 20-year-old student at the University of Minnesota said she testified before the grand jury this morning, after receiving a subpoena on Friday. She said FBI agents previously told her that she has “some important information” related to an ongoing FBI investigation.
The Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center has received some unwanted attention, including threatening e-mails and phone calls, after it was revealed that Ahmed and some of the other missing men had ties to the mosque. In a statement posted online, the mosque says suggestions that it had any role in the disappearance of the Somali men are “unfair” and untrue.
Hurre said the media attention and subsequent backlash are “destroying our community.” (Good, go back to where you came from)
Let’s not forget, these are the same Somali Muslims who are stirring up a lot of trouble in their American neighborhoods.
Somali taxi drivers refusing to carry passengers with alcohol or guide dogs.
Minnesota Plant That Fired Muslims for Taking Prayer Breaks Will Pay $365,000.
‘Minnesotastan,’ America’s first Islamic State.
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