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3 Minnesota Men Accused of Terror Charges Face Federal Trial

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Jury selection started Monday in the federal trial for three Minnesota men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Prosecutors say they were part of a larger conspiracy in which several men from Minnesota's large Somali community met secretly and talked about ways to get to Syria and finance their trips. Some key information about the trial:

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

Prosecutors say the three men — Abdirahman Yasin Daud, 22, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 22, and Guled Ali Omar, 21 — were part of a larger group of friends in Minnesota's Somali community who met several times from March 2014 to April 2015 to plan how they would travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The men allegedly helped each other get passports and money for travel, and talked about ways to contact the Islamic State group and make passage from Turkey to Syria.

All three have pleaded not guilty to multiple counts. The most serious is conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States, which carries the possibility of life in prison. The men are also charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group and attempting to provide such support.

Six other men who were part of the alleged plot have pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to support a foreign terrorist organization. A tenth man charged in the case is at-large, believed to be in Syria, and others who were part of the group but have not been charged were successful in going overseas.

The FBI has said about a dozen people have left Minnesota to join militant groups fighting in Syria in recent years. Since 2007, more than 22 men have joined al-Shabab in Somalia.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, has been tracking cases related to the Islamic State group. He said Minnesota's case is the third Islamic State-related case to go to trial nationwide, and is unique because of the sheer number of people who were connected to each other on a personal basis. He said in other cases, people were reaching out to others online. Here, the contact has been person to person, or brother to brother, and involved "a cluster of individuals."

Young men from Minnesota's Somali community, the nation's largest, have been a target for terror recruiters. The men who have pleaded guilty said they were drawn in by YouTube videos and other radical propaganda, and believed it was their duty to protect fellow Muslims who were suffering at the hands of the Bashar Assad regime.

The issue of recruitment has been a priority for the Somali community and authorities. Minneapolis is one of three cities participating in a federal pilot program to counter terror recruitment. Separately, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis, who's overseeing Minnesota's cases, created a program to assess terror defendants' risks and come up with plans to keep them from engaging in radical activities in the future.


3 Minnesota Men Accused of Terror Charges Face Federal Trial - ABC News
 

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These Somali terrorists likely wound up in the US due to refugee programs.
Are we creating more future terrorists?
They allegedly had plans of killing Americans once they all made it back to the US.
 

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And it'll barely any play at all in the mainstream media. Doesn't fit the narrative. They bury it on the website and call that "coverage".
 

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These Somali terrorists likely wound up in the US due to refugee programs.
Are we creating more future terrorists?
They allegedly had plans of killing Americans once they all made it back to the US.

I like how you obtain your true rage by filling in the holes of your story with the use of...

IMAGINATION!
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I like how you obtain your true rage by filling in the holes of your story with the use of...

IMAGINATION!
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You don't remember the large numbers of Somalian refugees that poured into the country since the early 90s, starting with Bill Clinton?

There were virtually no people of Somalian descent in the US prior to that. It's probably safe to say that either these men, or their parents came to our country as refugees. Which is why I posed the question "are we creating more terrorists", as its usually not refugees who commit crime in the U.S., but rather their children, as most of them are destined to not succeed here due to cultural and educational gaps between them and their peers.

Now the real question, what SpongeBob emote can you use to answer these issues?
 

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You don't remember the large numbers of Somalian refugees that poured into the country since the early 90s, starting with Bill Clinton?

There were virtually no people of Somalian descent in the US prior to that. It's probably safe to say that either these men, or their parents came to our country as refugees. Which is why I posed the question "are we creating more terrorists", as its usually not refugees who commit crime in the U.S., but rather their children, as most of them are destined to not succeed here due to cultural and educational gaps between them and their peers.

None of that addresses how you just made crap up to fabricate your own faux-rage.

Now the real question, what SpongeBob emote can you use to answer these issues?

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Yoo hooo... the topic is over here. You can start your own thread if you like...

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Yoo hoo, the topic is Islamic terror, and the execution of a child is terror. Maybe you can dismiss that fact, but you can't change it.
 

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None of that addresses how you just made crap up to fabricate your own faux-rage.



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Well rob, as long as four letter words and sponge bob emotes exist, you might never have to actually offer any fact-based argument for why you believe what you believe. You've mastered Debating for Kindergarteners quite well.
 

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I like how you obtain your true rage by filling in the holes of your story with the use of...

IMAGINATION!
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If you'd stop surfing the net for Spongebob pictures, you could probably learn something.

The Somali population is the reason why the entire Minneapolis/St. Paul area has been under FBI surveillance since 9/11. And the problem has only gotten worse since ISIS came into the spotlight.

At least a dozen of the hundred or so people who have been arrested for ISIS-related activities in America have been Somali.
 

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If you'd stop surfing the net for Spongebob pictures, you could probably learn something.

The Somali population is the reason why the entire Minneapolis/St. Paul area has been under FBI surveillance since 9/11. And the problem has only gotten worse since ISIS came into the spotlight.

At least a dozen of the hundred or so people who have been arrested for ISIS-related activities in America have been Somali.

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Things aren't looking good for you when you're entire argum....I mean rant....hinges on that word.

"Between 1983 and 2004, the United States resettled just over 55,000 Somali refugees, 13,000 of them in 2004 alone. After a dip in the mid-2000s, Somali refugee resettlement picked back up: 27,000 Somalis entered the U.S. from 2008 to 2013, making the country the fourth-largest source of refugees in that period, behind only Burma, Iraq, and Bhutan."

Read more at: Obama's Syrian Refugee Plan -- Consider America's Experience with Somali Refugees | National Review Online
 

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"Between 1983 and 2004, the United States resettled just over 55,000 Somali refugees, 13,000 of them in 2004 alone. After a dip in the mid-2000s, Somali refugee resettlement picked back up: 27,000 Somalis entered the U.S. from 2008 to 2013, making the country the fourth-largest source of refugees in that period, behind only Burma, Iraq, and Bhutan."

Read more at: Obama's Syrian Refugee Plan -- Consider America's Experience with Somali Refugees | National Review Online


What about these terrorists in particular?

Shouldn't you figure out what happened before you say what happened?
 
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