I wrote about the “Minnesota men” desperately seeking ISIS in the Weekly Standard article “The threat from ‘Minnesota men.'” On Power Line I noted that a tenth “Minnesota man” was added to the group charged with conspiracy to support ISIS in Syria earlier this week. The tenth man was our Eagan neighbor Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame. The U.S. Attorney’s press release is posted here.
Like his co-conspirators, Warsame is a first or second generation Somali Minnesotan. We’re not entirely thrilled with law enforcement’s success in keeping Warsame in Minnesota, but we’ll have to live with it.
Yesterday one of Warsame’s Minnesota friends was charged and arrested. He’s Khaalid Abdulkadir, age 19, of Minneapolis, unfortunately. He was disappointed by the FBI’s apprehension of his friend. Within hours of Warsame’s arrest, Abdulkadir tweeted from @kabdulkadir14: “More brother get locked up the cops body they will find on the floor body’s dropping fast #kill them FBI and [expletive] as judge.”
Abdulkadir’s Facebook page is here. His cover photo features him flipping off the Minneapolis police. Just another guy grateful for the hospitality afforded him and his family by the people of Minnesota.
The Star Tribune has more on where Abdulkadir fits in the big picture here. The report by local FOX affiliate KMSP below (about two minutes) gives us a glimpse of Abdulkadir’s supporters traipsing in and out of the courthouse.
Quotable quote, from Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger: “While there are many legitimate means in the United States to voice dissent and difference of opinion with our government, threatening violent retaliation against federal agents is both illegal and outrageous. My office will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those who threaten to kill federal officials who work on behalf of all Americans.”