Minnesota: Six more Somali Muslims charged with supporting Islamic State terrorists

via 6 Minnesota men charged with supporting ISIS – KMSP-TV.

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Charges were filed Monday against six Somali-American men from Minnesota accused of planning to join ISIS.

They were arrested yesterday by the FBI — four of them in Minneapolis at the time, and two others arrested in San Diego where they planned to buy forged passports to travel to Syria.

Of the six men charged, four of them were actually accused of trying to fly to Syria through Turkey back in November, but were allegedly stopped. Therefore they knew they were under the microscope, but were still allegedly trying to do it again.

Federal prosecutors said the Minnesota recruits for ISIS are very persistent.

“Nothing stopped these defendants from pursuing their goal, never stopped plotting another way to get to Syria to join ISIL,” U.S. Attorney Andy Lugar said.

Last November, five young men took a greyhound bus to JFK’s LaGuardia Airport, but were stopped from boarding flights to Turkey. But only Abdullah Yusuf was indicted. The other men allegedly didn’t give up.

The other four were charged in federal court Monday, along with the two Minnesota men who were arrested in San Diego trying to buy fake passports to travel to Syria via Mexico.

Prosecutors knew this because one of the men had become a confidential informant and was secretly making audio recordings.

“These were not confused young men,” Luger said. “They were not easily influenced. These are focused young men who are intent on joining a terrorist organization by any means necessary.”

But who’s ultimately calling the shots? Who’s providing the money? The logistics? Federal prosecutors say another Minnesotan, Abdi Nur, who’s already in Syria, was acting as a de facto recruiter.

The young men also relied on each other, even selling an old car to make money to travel to Syria.

“This group of friends is recruiting each other,” Luger said. “They are engaged in what we call ‘peer to peer recruiting.’ Friend to friend, brother to brother.”

Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19

These 3 men were already known to the FBI when they allegedly traveled with 19-year-old Hamza Ahmed from Minneapolis to New York City on a Greyhound bus last November. All 4 were stopped before boarding the plane to Istanbul. Hamza Ahmed was charged last February with providing material support to a terrorist organization.

Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21, and Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19

Adnan Farah, Adburahman Daud and a seventh person joined the 3 suspects listed above in discussions to obtain fake passports and assemble a new travel plan. According to documents filed in court, between March 30 and April 9, 2015, several of the defendants gave cash and passport photos to a confidential source who had identified a source of forged passports in San Diego. At approximately 8:15 p.m. on April 17, Daud, Mohamed Farah and the confidential source left Minneapolis by car, bound for San Diego.

Guled Ali Omar, 20

On Nov. 6, 2014, Omar was stopped at the Minneapolis airport before he could board a flight to San Diego. He had previously planned to leave the United States in May 2014 to join ISIS, but ditched those plans after being confronted by his family.

“As described in the criminal complaint, these men worked over the course of the last 10 months to join ISIL,” said U.S. Attorney Andy Luger. “Even when their co-conspirators were caught and charged, they continued to seek new and creative ways to leave Minnesota to fight for a terror group. I applaud the hard work and tireless efforts of the FBI Minneapolis Division and their colleagues around the country.”

At least 9 Minnesotans have now been charged with trying to join ISIS. The men are all friends of one another, according to the FBI. Hamza Ahmed was indicted in February, and Abdullahi Yusuf and Abdi Nur were charged in November.

Abdi Nur boarded a flight to Turkey on May 29, 2014 and has not returned to the United States. He called a relative on June 6, 2014 from a phone number with a Turkish country code, and said he had reached his destination and that he would not be calling again. The same phone number was used 3 weeks later by another man who traveled from the Twin Cities to Syria to join ISIS.

On June 3, a person identified in court documents as Y.J., purchased a roundtrip ticket from JFK Airport to Istanbul, Turkey, and a bus ticket from Minneapolis to New York. He departed JFK on June 9 and used the same Turkish phone number to call a family member.



Refugee Resettlement Watch tells readers Who is responsible in Minnesota for colonizing the state with shariah-loving Somalis.

Here are the nine major federal resettlement contractors (increasingly working to resettle those ‘unaccompanied alien children’ as well).  Those with offices in Minnesota are in red.

Kansas: Fort Riley Jihad Plotter Taught by ISNA Imam Assigned by the FBI

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via Islamic leader tried to mentor terror suspect.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – John T. Booker Jr. Is being charged with plotting a suicide bomb attack on Fort Riley. Booker Jr. Also goes by the name Muhammad Abdullah Hassan. Prosecutors say he told an FBI informant he wanted to kill Americans on behalf of ISIS.

“It’s had a shocking affect,” Omar Hazim has been the Imam at the Islamic center of Topeka for more than 25 years.

Last year the FBI reached out to him, after Booker Jr posted his terrorist intentions on Facebook.

They asked him to help show and explain to Booker Jr. the true Islamic beliefs, “it’s a message of love and tolerance, it’s a message of mercy and respect and forgiveness.”

Hazim then got Booker Jr. Involved in Friday prayers and Sunday prayer classes, teaching the history and beliefs of Islam.

“I wanted to do what I could to try and unravel those ideas and show him over and over and over again what the holy Koran says about acts of terrorism,” says Hazim.

But even with the almost a year of teachings, Booker Jr. still followed through with his initial intentions, going against everything the Islamic community believes. “It’s completely contrary to everything that the Koran teaches and it’s contrary to our life style here,” says Hazim.

Hazim says the community will continue to pray and are glad that no one at Fort Riley or Booker Jr. Was hurt.

 More via FBI Attempt to De-Radicalize Kansas Jihadist Fails – Now What? | causingfitna.

A Kansas Muslim leader is claiming he was assigned by the FBI to try and de-radicalize the man who recentlly tried to bomb Fort Riley for Allah. The video can be seen below along with more footage of the Topeka Muslim leader at a press conference in Topeka, KS defending Sharia Law.

There is much more to this story when you consider Imam Omar Hazim’s association with groups like the Midland Islamic Council……. a story for another day……

…in the opinion here at Causing Fitna, this is some really dumb sh%^……


Hazim is blatantly lying to the media – as permitted in Islam – and they don’t even bother to fact check him on his statements. But many others have and the verdict ain’t pretty for non-Muslims.

What About the Good Verses in the Quran?

…there is nothing positive in the Quran for non-Muslims. Period. And there are 527 verses in the Quran that are intolerant to non-Muslims, 109 verses calling on Muslims to make war on non-Muslims.

More via The “Good” in the Koran

The Koran addresses three audiences-Muslims, kafirs and humanity as a whole. In looking for the good, we cannot use verses that advocate good for Muslims, such as a Muslim should not kill another Muslim as kafirs are not Muslims.

Kafirs have many names-unbeliever, infidel, polytheist, agnostics, atheist, and apostate. Every verse that deals with kafirs is negative and/or violent.


Is it any wonder why Booker aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan was more inspired to wage jihad after receiving direct instruction from an imam of the unindicted co-conspiring ISNA who taught Hassan the Koran?

A year ago, the FBI assured the public and the military that Hassan was not a threat.

 

Video: Combat vet finds mosque on Texas border after reports of ISIS terror camp

via Watchdog: Feds plotting to shut down ISIS warning.

The FBI has huddled with Mexican authorities in Ciudad Juarez to develop a “press strategy” in response to reports of an ISIS presence just across the border in Mexico, according to a Washington watchdog.

 Judicial Watch, which has a long history of exposing government misbehavior, has released a new report claiming ISIS activities near America’s southern border.

 WND reported earlier this week Judicial Watch’s claim that ISIS is running a camp just a few miles from the Texas border.

 “A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW,” the watchdog now says.

 Federal officials, meanwhile, are denying the Judicial Watch report.

 But the organization says it has been told “FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican army officers and Mexican federal police officials.”

 “The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate,” Judicial Watch said.

 “Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region,” the organization continued, “but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise.

Infowars is the only outlet trying to do the obvious: go to the border and find out:

Don’t mock the source of the videos. Ask yourselves why those who are supposed to protect us and keep the government honest are not swarming Anapra, Mexico (and other border areas) to look for evidence of ISIS? The answer is simple. When it comes to jihad and illegal immigrants the media – and law enforcement – are derelict in their duty.


OTBRShocking Images Released by Authorities in Texas Show Individuals Illegal Aliens Cross Border With Drugs, Guns

Ohio: Muslim arrested, ‘wanted to go to Texas military base and kill 3 or 4 American soldiers execution style’

via Ohio man who trained with al Qaeda cell in Syria arrested after US return | Daily Mail Online.

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A 23-year-old resident of Columbus, Ohio, who trained with a group affiliated with al Qaeda has been arrested and charged with plotting an attack on American soil, the Justice Department revealed today.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a naturalized American citizen of Somali descent, had been instructed by a cleric to return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism, the indictment said. 

The Justice Department stated that Mohamud was also an Islamic State sympathizer, and that his brother, Abdifatah Aden, was killed fighting with the group in Syria in 2013.

According to court documents, Mohamud left the US a year ago with the intent to go to Syria and train with a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda in Iraq.

In April 2014, he purchased a one-way ticket to Greece, but during a layover in Istanbul he failed to board a connecting flight to Athens and instead made his way to Syria.

Once he reached his destination, Mohamud stated that he received training in shooting weapons, breaking into houses, explosives and hand-to-hand combat.

The 23-year-old Columbus man aloes said that after completing his training, a cleric with the group Jabhat al-Nusrah instructed him to return to the US and commit an act of terror.

The 23-year-old returned to the US in June 2014 with a plot to attack a military base or a correctional facility, targeting people in uniform, according to court documents.

‘Mohamud talked about doing something big in the United States,’ the papers cited by ABC News indicate. ‘He wanted to go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.’

On Thursday, Mohamud was indicted on one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, one count of attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and one count of making false statements to the FBI.

The first two counts, providing material support to terrorists and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization are each crimes punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Making false statements involving international terrorism carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

Mohamud was arrested on state charges February 21, 2015, and is expected to be transferred into federal custody based on today’s indictment.

Before Mohamud’s brother was killed in battle on or around June 3, 2014, the two had exchanged emails discussing the 23-year-old’s plans to travel to Syria and fight with Islamic State.

In February, Mohamud asked Abdifatah Aden how he could send him money.

Later that month, Mohamud was arrested at his Columbus home for allegedly providing a computer tablet an other material support to terroist organizations aborad.

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien at the time asked a judge to set Mohamud’s bond at $1million saying he was a flight risk and posed a threat to public safety.

Mohamud’s attorney, Sam Shamansky, insisted that his client was not a terrorist and would not flee because he was taking care of his ailing mother in Ohio.


Read the Mohamud Indictment.

He was arrested previously in April of this year: Muslim Arrested for Supporting Terrorism, Money Laundering for Jihad.

And:

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, of Columbus, left the United States in April 2014 for the purpose of training and fighting with terrorists in Syria, according to the Justice Department. He had become a naturalized citizen only two months earlier.

Mohamud returned to the United States in June 2014 with a plan to attack a military facility or a U.S. prison, according to the charging documents.

“Mohamud talked about doing something big in the United States,” the documents say. “He wanted to go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.”

Video: CAIR-Hamas Leader Confronted About Muslim Brotherhood in U.S.

via The United West.

Sometimes catching these slippery Muslim Brotherhood leaders in their silly lies is so easy that we wonder why more Americans don’t confront them at every public venue they appear! On Monday April 13 on Capitol Hill, during Muslim Brotherhood Advocacy Day, Tom Trento asked Hussam Ayloush, capo-de-capo of CAIR in Los Angeles if there is a MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD in America. In his patented oily manner, Hussam, a perceptively nice guy, plays words games with Trento. Watch this short video to see how Trento manages to squeeze an answer out of this heavy-hitter Muslim Brotherhood operative.

Yesterday: Video: al-Qaeda webmaster lobbying Congress answers question, “Does Muslim Brotherhood exist in America?”

Kansas: Muslim Arrested in Suicide Bomb Plot at Fort Riley

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan wanted to become a martyr and die for Islam and the Islamic State. Curiously, many news outlets and even the DOJ are only referring to him as John T. Booker.

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Mohammed Abdullah Hassan

 

via A 20-year-old [MUSLIM] US man was arrested for plotting a suicide bombing at a Kansas Army base

A 20-year-old US man was arrested in Kansas on Friday for allegedly plotting a suicide bombing at the US Army base Fort Riley, the Justice Department said.

John T. Booker, who goes by the name “Mohammed Abdullah Hassa,” previously tried to join the US Army, but was denied entry because of internet posts about “jihad,” the BBC reports.

Booker faces three federal charges that can bring up to life in prison for planning to detonate a car bomb in order to support the Islamic State militant group.

Here’s the full report from the Department of Justice:

a Topeka, Kansas, man has been charged in federal court with attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kansas.  The defendant was arrested as part of an FBI investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert.

John T. Booker Jr., 20, of Topeka, Kansas, was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed today with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives), one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Booker is expected to make an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree of the District of Kansas in federal court in Topeka.

Booker was arrested this morning near Manhattan, as he completed his final preparations to detonate a vehicle bomb targeting U.S. military personnel.

“As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S. military personnel on U.S. soil purportedly in the name of ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

The complaint alleges Booker told another person “that detonating a suicide bomb is his number one aspiration because he couldn’t be captured, all evidence would be destroyed, and he would be guaranteed to hit his target.”  Booker identified Fort Riley as a good target, “because the post is famous and there are a lot of soldiers stationed there,” the complaint alleges.

It is alleged that since March 2015, Booker plotted to construct an explosive device for an attack on American soil.  It is alleged he repeatedly stated that he desired to engage in violent jihad on behalf of ISIL.  Over a period of months, he took a series of actions to advance his plot.  As alleged in the complaint, Booker assisted in acquiring components for a vehicle bomb, produced a propaganda video, rented a storage locker to store components for the explosive device, identified Fort Riley as the target and talked about his commitment to trigger the device himself and become a martyr.

FBI Evidence Response Teams are executing search warrants related to the case.

If convicted, Booker would face a maximum penalty of life in prison.


More: Kansas [MUSLIM] man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance.

His arrest came behind the wheel of a van he belived was packed with 1,000 pounds of explosive.

Last year FoxNews.com reported exclusively that Booker was under investigation for threatening online to commit a “Fort Hood-inspired” act of terror just weeks away from reporting for basic training.

The military learned of his radicalism – which had apparently been on display for months in online posts where he praised Usama bin Laden and pledged to die for radical Islam.

via 2nd Kansas Man arrested in [MUSLIM] ISIS-Inspired Ft. Hood-Type Attack Plot – ABC News.

A second man, Alexander E. Blair, 28, was charged with failing to report a felony.

Booker enlisted on Feb. 7, 2014, and was due to ship to basic training on April 7, 2014. However, his enlistment was terminated on March 24, 2014, at the request of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command because of Booker allegedly making statements that he intended to harm federal personnel.

Since then, he developed a plan to launch a car bomb attack on a military installation in Kansas, prosecutors allege. Blair was aware of the plot and loaned Booker money so he could rent a storage unit where he could store materials for a bomb, according to the indictment.

He’s the latest alleged ISIS sympathizer nabbed by the FBI following a string of arrests involving Americans allegedly plotting to join the terror group overseas or launch attacks on their behalf here in the U.S.

It was not immediately clear if Booker or Blair had attorneys.

Booker came to the FBI’s attention after an unidentified citizen complained to federal authorities about messages he had posted on his Facebook page.

“Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush!!” he allegedly posted on March 19, 2014. “I am so nervous. NOT because I’m scared to die but I am eager to meet my lord.”

The next day, FBI agents approached Booker and interviewed him, according to court documents. In that interview, he admitted he enlisted in the U.S. Army months earlier with the intent to commit an insider attack on American forces like the Ft. Hood in 2009, when Maj. Nidal Hassan killed 13 and injured dozens more, court documents show.

Seven month later, an FBI informant began engaging with Booker, and during those conversations Booker “repeatedly expressed his desire to engage in violent jihad on behalf of [ISIS],” the FBI alleges in court documents.

Specifically, on Oct. 10, 2014, Booker told the FBI informant he “joined the United States Army” and “was going to go in there and kill the American soldier,” the court documents say.

Booker said he did not want to kill “privates” but hoped to target someone with power, federal authorities allege.

In the past month, with the FBI informant and another FBI cooperator, Booker made two of his own propaganda videos on behalf of ISIS, saying in one: “This message is to America. … Today we will bring the Islamic State straight to your doorstep,” court documents say.

At around the same time, Booker and at least one of the FBI informants allegedly began acquiring components for a bomb. The plan was for Booker to drive the bomb Fort Riley, Kansas, where he would detonate it, according to court documents.

Booker was arrested earlier today outside the military installation, as he was “making final connections” to what he thought was a car bomb, the documents say.

He chose Fort Riley “because the post is famous and there are a lot of soldiers stationed there,” the Justice Department alleges.

Exactly a week ago, FBI agents arrested a Philadelphia woman for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the group now so infamous for its brutal propaganda videos and the havoc it’s wreaking in war-torn Syria and Iraq. The day before, the FBI field office in New York announced it has arrested two ISIS-inspired women for plotting to detonate a bomb inside the United States.

The week before, two cousins — one of them a current member of the Illinois National Guard — were arrested in Chicago for allegedly trying to launch ISIS-inspired attacks in the U.S. and overseas.

A week earlier, a U.S. Air Force veteran, 28-year-old Tairod Pugh of New Jersey, was indicted for his own ISIS-inspired plans. On his laptop, FBI agents allegedly discovered more than 180 jihadist propaganda videos.

In February, three New York City men were arrested on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS but also expressed willingness to carry out attacks on the terror group’s behalf in the U.S.

Over the past two years, nearly 50 Americans have been charged with trying to join ISIS or are suspected of taking action inspired by the group.


 

 

 

 

Wisconsin: Child Sex Offender Arrested After Trying to Join Islamic State

This guy and Mohamed have a few things in common.

Joshua Ray Van Haften is seen in an undated photo release by the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Madison, Wisconsin

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Egypt deported the convicted child sex offender while America keeps allowing them into the country. And terrorists. In this case both. via WBAY – Wisconsin Man Accused of Trying to Join Islamic State – April 9, 2015.

A Madison sex offender is accused of trying to join the Islamic State terrorist organization, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The DOJ says Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, intended to travel to Iraq or Syria to join ISIS.

He was arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago Wednesday night as he returned from Turkey. He was formally charged in Madison on Thursday with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

CLICK HERE to read the entire complaint against Van Haften.

From documents filed in federal court, it looks like Van Haften did a lot of traveling between the Madison area, where he lived, and the Middle East.

It was when he was in Egypt he was first on the radar when police say he was taking pictures of a military facility, which is forbidden. Egyptian police notified the U.S. embassy, learned Van Haften was a sex offender, and sent him back to the U.S. in January, 2014. Wisconsin online court records show Van Haften was convicted in Rock County of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in 1999.

In August, a woman told the FBI her 11-year-old son was talking to Van Haften, whom they didn’t know, outside the Capitol in Madison. He talked about “World War III… and leaving the United States to go to Syria.

Two days later, he left for Turkey, which federal investigators consider an entry point into Syria for people who want to join ISIS.

“Van Haften traveled overseas for the alleged purpose of joining and attempting to provide material support to ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

Federal agents began monitoring Van Haften’s Facebook page, which listed his location as “Kucuk Istanbul Sanliurfa Turkey.”

Agents said he was very busy on social media, posting pro-ISIS propaganda and videos from YouTube and liking anti-American posts on Facebook.

Court records show authorities talked to Van Haften’s roommates, who told them he’d “made comments referring to jihad” and that he wasn’t violent “but there was something strange about him.”

Investigators say text messages between Van Haften and a roommate indicate he “had arrived in Syria” in September and would find people to “facilitate in getting me to Iraq to help take over Baghdad.”

Van Haften had this Facebook message exchange with a former roommate:

Former Roommate: whats happening there going to come home some day?

Van Haften: Well, Turkey is looking like it is divided at the moment about attacking ISIS, which if they do then I’m gonna attack them.

Former Roommate: be carefull its not your fight stay safe

Van Haften: It’s gonna be coming soon. I was about to cross to Syria the day before the Americans through Saudi and UAE, started bombing in Syria from their ships.

Former Roommate: Well be carefull

Van Haften: I was gonna be in the very city they bombed. But I didn’t make it. Hopefully soon though. I’m not too worried, maybe at the moment it happens, but I’m kinda jumping headfirst into it. I’m tired of this life man.

It’s unclear when he returned to Turkey. Continue reading

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