Minneapolis Muslim charged threatening to kill FBI officials if they didn’t free six Muslims related to Islamic State case

ByPamela Geller on April 26, 2015
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You would think that the arrest of six jihadis in Minneapolis would relieve the Muslim Somali in Minnesota community, the largest in the United States. Instead, it has created tension and animus. What side are they on?

A Minneapolis man was charged Friday with threatening law enforcement officials and writing on Twitter that a “massacre” would happen if authorities did not free six men who were arrested earlier this week and accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, Midnimo.com reported.

“Mpls. Man Charged with Making Threats in Islamic State Group Case,” By: Joe Augustine, KSTP, April 25, 2015

A Minneapolis man is accused of threatening federal agents, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota, and a criminal informant who assisted in the arrest of six men accused of trying to join the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria.
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Mahamed Abukar Said was charged in federal court Friday after posting a series threats on his Twitter page, according to an FBI affidavit.

The tweets have since been deleted but investigators used screen grabs to capture the threatening messages. They claim to have linked the Twitter account to Said using past tweets, a phone number and information from the Division of Vehicle Services.

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One tweet said, “Ima whack that US attorney general.” Investigators believe he meant either U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, who held a press conference about the arrests earlier in the week, or the assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case.

Another tweet said, “The feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen then they gon take me too.”

Said is also accused of trying to retaliate against an informant who aided the federal investigation.

Said’s attorney did not return a call for comment Friday night. Said will be detained until a hearing next Wednesday.

The arrests of the six men, all of Somali descent, created tension in Minnesota’s Somali community, the largest in the United States. Since 2007, more than 22 young Somali men have traveled from Minnesota to Somalia to join the militant group al-Shabab. Authorities have also said a handful of Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to fight with militants in the past year.

The six men were charged after a 10-month investigation that was aided by recordings made by a man who once planned to travel to Syria himself, but then decided to cooperate. Court testimony about the use of an informant, along with the judge’s decision to detain the men, prompted angry reaction from some of the roughly 200 local Somalis who attended Thursday’s hearing.

Meanwhile, a man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group will be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford in San Diego signed a warrant for the removal of Mohamad Farah.

The FBI arrested Farah and Abdurahman Daud last weekend in San Diego. They are among the six men charged in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday with conspiracy to support a foreign terrorist organization. The four others were arrested in Minnesota and authorities say the six are friends.

The complaint says the men planned to reach Syria by going to nearby countries from Minneapolis, San Diego or New York City.

A hearing is scheduled for Daud in San Diego on April 30.

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  • JacktheRipper

    I live next door to these Somalis! How do I feel safe when my neighbors are terrorists?

    When are we going to expel these undesirables from our city–no, our country! They are sucking us dry in every respect, with local gang violence, terrorist recruitment, welfare sucking, they are destroying our neighborhoods and running us out of our homes!

    Let me tell you, I don’t care about skin color, or what you wear, or how you talk. If you are a good person you are my brother and sister. But if you create a community of indifference, and intolerance, and terror, then I will F*ing hate you.

    Fix it. Fix it. Fix it. or get out. Preferably get out.

    • JacktheRipper

      And one important note, when I say I live “next door” I mean that loosely, not that I literally live right next door. And the reason that’s important, I don’t want any aspiring Somali/jihadist thinking they’ve found me in some neighbor they can kill. I do not want the responsibility of getting someone killed for allah. If you feel the urge to kill, then please go to some corn field and kill yourself. Maybe your god will forgive you.

  • 426 HemiCuda

    This Country better do something soon with these Muslim crackpots ,a few years ago I would arrest one of these Muslim fools a month, now I’m busting 5 or more a week on different infractions some very serious and this is on the southern border which is scarey enough in its self !

  • Well Done

    We should not allow these defectives into our countries. Imagine the mindset of this guy, his crooked buddies get arrested and he threatens the authorities! That is a sign of a seriously deranged mind. A primitive “fight or flight” reaction incompatible with any Western civlization society of the past 200 years.

  • roccolore

    Hamas-linked CAIR is already rallying in support of the Somali terrorists.

  • Politically Accurate

    Deport this POS and all of his welfare-addicted worthless family back to their toilet of origin.

  • tom4423

    ALL of those deemed a potential danger to us should be irreversibly sterilised and then deported., that applies to bot males and females.

  • oifmack

    Let”s just get to the point….

    Look, we know it is due. Because of this islamic garbage, we have to either fight or let the womb reject obama dictate our future..

    I choose to fight, now..

    We should start seeing dead, lime covered muslims anytime now…

    Face facts, what choice do we have…..

  • Metatrona

    And that’s why you cannot sentence Muslims to jail…they have to be executed!!!

  • Eric Brazau

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=da0_1420688104
    Arrested to appease Islam. 18 months in jail. Watch the video