A man from a Somali refugee community in Minnesota has been arrested for conspiring to help the Islamic State.
Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan is accused of organizing and helping recruit for ISIS, authorities say.
Eagan was formally charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with conspiracy to provide material support to the foreign terrorist organization.
Court documents allege Warsame tried to help other young men from Minnesota’s Somali community travel to Syria to fight for the ISIS. Nine others in that group have already been charged, authorities say.
The documents allege Warsame and others were executing a plan of travel to Syria by way of Mexico.
According to an FBI special agent’s affidavit, one man who was planning to leave for Syria appointed Warsame to replace him as “emir,” or leader, of the group.
“As the new emir, Warsame immediately encouraged those with passports and money to travel to Syria by the end of the upcoming summer,” the affidavit said.
The document says Warsame gave another man $200 for an expedited passport application. Warsame also applied for a U.S. passport on an expedited basis but was denied. Warsame eventually obtained a passport in August 2014, the affidavit said.
One man made reservations for a May 2014 flight from Minneapolis to Istanbul, Turkey, with the intention of going on to Syria, the document said. The day before the man was to leave, Warsame accompanied the man and two others to a public library where the man printed out his itinerary. The four men then went to a mall and shopped for items needed for travel, according to the affidavit. The man who planned to fly to Turkey was stopped at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by FBI agents, who prevented him from boarding his flight.
FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said Warsame was arrested Wednesday night and is in custody. He’s expected to make an initial appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court.
Five other Minnesota men from this same Minnesota’s Somali refugee community are scheduled to stand trial in May on charges including conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The men have been described as friends who recruited and inspired each other to join the Islamic State. Some of them communicated with Islamic State members overseas, some took steps to get fake passports, and some played paintball to prepare for combat, prosecutors say.
Three other members of the group have already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and are awaiting sentencing. Authorities say the ninth is in Syria.
About a dozen Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to join jihadist groups there since late 2013. In addition, more than 22 young men from Minnesota’s Somali community have left the state since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Main street says
People from Ireland, Italy, Taiwan etc. wait years in the hopes of getting a visa. Many are college educated and ambitious. Then we read about haters coming to the states and being on every known form of welfare upon arrival.
Agreed. All of us hard working, normal Americans have had it with this crap. This is why Trump has such a huge approval rating. Someone has to have the balls to bring the gravy train to a screeching halt……… Let all of the Somalians go to Syria and fight for ISIS. Who gives a crap. Just don’t let them ever come back………..Someone needs to slam the door shut to this country………….and soon………if it’s not already too late.
If the Islamic radical in our white house remains there for the rest of his term it will be too late. He has been stock piling for years with tax payers money to destroy everything American and place us under Sharia law.
Carolyn Lanier says
I agree and I really think just before its time to vote in another president that he will declare war so he can stay in and finish destroying our country.
ken dawson says
Donald is the one.we need him to save the usa.pray for him
The politicians running this country are totally useless and should be held accountable and serve jail time and not at the country club that they call jail. What’s going on with the Muslim in the black house is disgusting and an insult to the American citizens. What is happening is very alarming and the atmosphere in the country is coming to a head with the race baiters like Obama, Lynch, Crow Bait Sharpton and Holder, it seems like they are agitating the problem instead of trying to correct it. The last thing that we need are more Muslims coming into the country.
BRIAN THOMAS says
TRUMP EM !!
BRIAN THOMAS says
Now if we can keep Mr. Trump approvals high and he keeps his energy level up there I can see NO reason why he can’t “…go ALL the way!” He is the only one that I feel good about. McCain and that ISIS leader Obama are both soo damn idiotic I wonder HOW they can still be alive. I dearly hope and pray Obama soon ceases to be. In that prayer I include both houses of Congress that can’t remember WHAT their, or any, “Oath of Office” means, when they swore to it and why. I doubt if any can even recall the “Pledge of Allegiance” that I, with my grade school classmates gladly said every morning along with the “Lord’s Prayer” and any others we cared to recite. Today, if you don’t bow to mecca you are, somehow disrespecting a bunch of crybaby asses.
Carolyn Lanier says
I agree, it just makes me sick that our country has gotten in the mess its in and I really think its gone to far to ever get back to where it use to be.
joseph muzzillo says
i AGREE Trump is right on target
anyone plotting against america should be exported to the country they came from
Obama wants to make this country Muslim , since he said that muslim religon is beautiful
We need to stop all immigration close the borders to mexico enough is enough
These people caught plotting against the United States. They should be tried for Treason ! If they are convicted they should face a Firing squad.
Richard Sabaski says
I totally agree they should be tried for treason and if convicted put to a firing squad
Florence Millard says
Right along with the muslim in the White-house!
Bull Winkle says
You got that one right on the money.
Richard Leonard says
RIGHT ON!!! There should be an IMMEDIATE stop to all forms of welfare for ANY non-citizen , including all the Somales, who demand we take Christmas out of our schools, while we pay for their livellyhood…….we have enough problems trying to find jobs for taxpayers without having illegals getting a priority……..Trump is right!
Patricia Ray says
I agree totally!
chester eberhard says
Here Here if they want to leave the the US help them BUT THEY CAN NOT RETURN. Trump 2016 & 2020 TRUMP TRUMP.
Trump is all talk people . He cannot do much of ANYTHING is is spouting off he will do. He is saying CRAP that will get him elected. Read the Constitution and educate yourselves on the other legitimate candidates. Hint TED CRUZ!
Right on. Trump is correct in identifying the problems but totally wrong about solutions.
Julie, I I think you should read the constitution first before you make a comment like that. What Trump said is possible to do, didn’t president Carter stop all Iranians from coming into this country during the hostage situation? . The US government as the right to refuse Visas to anyone they feel are a threat to the safety and welfare of the U S citizens.
I concur it can be done, no entry of any level for undesirables, I do not understand what is the slap on the wrist for these idiots, yet the government wants to punish senior citizens with penalties for late enrollment and this is for ever, idiots.
At Least Trump is informing America about what is going on. Obama thinks we are all sleeping.
Carolyn Lanier says
I totally agree Trump has my vote that is if obama ever gets out, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he declared war when its time for and election and stays in office, I don’t trust him for one second.
Better yet. Rand Paul
D. Stevenson says
Rand Paul will fight to bring the constitution and common sense back to America. Watch him talking during one of his many senate filibusters and you can see how much he really cares for and wants to change this country. Watch the video from the last debate on Fox Business when he asked Marco Rubio how he planned to pay for the Trillion dollar programs he plans to implement. Rubio couldn’t come up with a coherent answer. You can also see him make Trump look like a fool. After Trump drones on and on about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and China Rand informs him that China is not even part of the TPP. Rand has real, workable plans to shrink the federal government and bring back some common sense. Many of the other candidates are just playing to the audience and don’t really have concrete plans that can work.
Betty Alexander says
Ted Cruz is no Lily White for sure. He is buddies with a guy that has been charged with fraud in Austin, Tx. and while employed ina law firm in Houston, he became enamored with some folks in another country and worked their case for them. All of these candidates have a flaw here and there. Trump tells it like it is.
Bull Winkle says
SHOOT ‘ EVERY DAMN ONEMAIL OF. THE CROOKS!
Just like Donald Trump said, we have to curtail ALL Muslim travel here until we can identify the terrorists and terror sympathizers–which only make up about 25%. Then, any Muslim prospective invader will need to sign documents repudiating 103 terrorist tenants of the Koran, like the killing anyone who pees on their murder book.
it’s a damn shame our government is more worried about political correctness and reelection VS. doing their jobs right…..
all immigration from 3rd world countries should be stopped as they are not productive and do not benefit our country in anyway. Actually due to the high unemployment in this country..the Real number of our citizens of all colors not working, All immigration and work vistas should be stopped.
Stop ALL aid for refugees. They must have a job when they come to America. The Taxpayers absolutely should not have to fund criminals.
I absolutely AGREE!!! All those so-called “refugees” should be able to earn their living even if it is digging ditches. No more freebies. My neighbors next door are refugees from Iran and they get to live in a high rent apartment, get food stamps and the old lady (who does not speak English and is “disabled”) get Medicaid!! Also, they have a car that used to be parked in the disabled space until I raised pure hell about it because the old woman does not drive – how could this happen? These people take every advantage legal or otherwise from the American people such as our veterans who have become a forgotten people. Close the door shut to all the refugees.
Terri hicks says
I’m a disabled vet, have been denied most of this stuff, know wonder the US is a welfare state
Trump may be a bit too late
Trump is right on the mark. The current administration is so full of it and continues to lie to the US Citizens and pulling this nation down into a third world country. Trump will be able to stop this evil that is so cancerist to this nation.
Mary Kelly says
I am an American, those people need to be took out and shot for treason to this country The people that are coming here 60% cannot read or write Their government over there keeps them dumb so they don’t know what’s going on. I agree there are a lot people who wait and never get here. My grandfather come here in 1907. We are living in a different time now. These people want cut our head off and kill us .
Bull Winkle says
Absolutely 100% Correct.
This makes not one iota of sense. We reject those who want to become Americans and allow those who want to kill us and change our government by throwing away our Constitution and initiating Sharia law.
Those who propose such a move are not REAL Americans.
Florence Millard says
And guess who is encouraging this madness. Right, the idiot in the White-house.
Marsha Kelleher says
Well he did say he was going transform America, the only promise he kept.
Gary Little says
This is getting rediculus! Trump sounds more appealing than any of the wimpy republican we have running.
ELIZABETH VALENTINO says
I agree Trump is right on!
Henry Poussard says
I agree Trump is right on
Well this is just shocking. Wooooowww…..
Trump Supporter says
TRUMP IS 100% CORRECT!! TRUMP WILL BE NEXT PRESIDENT!!!
We must all get out and vote for a “Greater USA” if we want this nightmare to end…
Get out and vote Trump 2016 if you want all this evil to end.
911 have you visited ground zero have you been working a flight that was evacuated last minute by swat teams… Wake Up its spreading .. It is not contained in the middle east much less America …
Jeanne King says
I think it is pretty obvious that our President is a Muslim sympathizer. Wasn’t his father a Muslim? From remarks the Pres has made I don’t think he feels the same way about Christians. Yes, we should close up our borders firmly for ever and stop refugee admittance temporarily. I waited over a year to be admitted on the “quota” from U.K. I was finger printed, had my background checked and had to undergo a physical exam by doctors at the American Embassy. When I arrived here I was told to fill out a card once a year to let the Justice Dept. know where I was – these were available at the Post Office. So what is all the fuss about now?
If someone coming from the U.K. (one of the U.S. closest allies) has to go through all that then why not someone from Syria?
You are right on Jeanne.
Rob StGeorge says
I knew the Liar-In-chief, Obama was a card-carrying Muslim and a Maraxist as a senator. I also knew he was not a legal candidate to be POTUS. But did anyone listen to me? Nobody!
Rob StGeorge says
Maraxist = Marxist
He’s right Rob. If he makes a typo – so what?
Robert Kostak says
Mr president, why are you putting all americans in danger by leaving our borders wide open so terrorists can come in thru mexico? you did know about the isis terrorist who CAME IN THRU MEXICO was caught in Minnesota recruiting members to join him in attacking americans? but im sure you must have known Mr president ! do you even care about us citizens Mr president , your job is to protect America Mr president. you did know that didnt you ?you see Mr president this will continue as long as you keep our borders open so terrorists can walk into our country to kill americans! but im sure you know that MR President.you sure are doing a great job running this countryMR President.
Roy Ferry says
Trump has my support. This is a security issue not a humanitarian issue. Stop Muslim’s into the USA while we still have a USA.
I agree with Trump with his last statement till this administration figuresit out! My question to those who, I think are insane, think he is wrong…in accepting all these people and with a % of terrorist coming in with them to kill us…I suggest those of you, so adamant about this, go to the terrorist and face them to be killed if you want them here that bad! How does that work for you in your life! Doesn’t in mine so don’t make decisions for me for the few to come in with the rest of the Muslins and kill me or anyone else! Wake up or be ready to be killed! All it takes is one terrorist to do the job as in California!
Besides, it is the good Muslins responsibility to control their own if they want all Muslins to come in peace here! Plus it is up to the Muslins coming to adhere to our Constitutional rules as we would have to if we went to their country! If that is not what they want then stay where they have their own control and not come here to change the greatest country in the world! Why would we want rape, killings, and a third world country thinking to take us back to the 16th century to follow??? My ancestors came here for their freedom and not be beholden, to a dictatorship government they had just left, for themselves, their children and opportunity to a better life and be able to have their own business! What don’t people get about this unless they do not know their American history and European history that led those desperate first immigrants here in the first place.
Right now I see this government and faux president (who is a dictator) wanting to take us back to that time and date but not let the younger generation know how this great country was founded and fought for!
This isn’t news. There is a conservative estimate that 1% of Muslims are radicalized to some degree. With that estimate, if OlBluegums and Hitlery have their way and are allowed to bring in 10,000 “refugees” we SHOULD expect that 100 of them will be radicalized terrorists. Since we are all aware of what just 6 of them were able to accomplish on 9/11, we should know what to expect with 100 of them peppered across this once great nation.
ALL Muslime’s are radicalized. Otherwise they would be killed by their piers. The Daesh Qur’an says ALL Muslimes must kill all Infidels or be killed themselves. Qur’an 9:38-39 tells ALL Muslimes that if they do not kill for their god allah, they will be punished with a grievous penalty – and that someone else will get their place in heaven. There is no such thing as a peaceful Muslime. If they do not follow the Daesh Qur’an – they are not Muslimes.
Makes MY BLOOD BOIL!!!!! Sick of this crap. There is an agenda going on here, so obvious. Something MUST be done. NOW!!!!!
How come this hasn’t been reported by CBS, NBC, ABC?
Its too bad we can’t have the election today. We need Trump. If the election was today, he would win by a landslide. Vote Trump 2016.
Royce S. says
Who would have thought after all the effort to bring all Americans together after the 60’s & 70’s into the 80’s we go this far backwards.
I know we still had race problems in some major cities but since Obama it’s been steadily getting worse it’s always the other guys falt and he has managed to drive a wedge down the middle of America, I think will be happiest to see have another civil war how about that for a legacy!
Trump 100% right. Go trump trump trump
Mr. Donald Trump, I have tried so hard to send you an email and it will not let me. The Islam was banned from the U.S.A. in 1952. This act was passed June 27, 1952. They were not to put foot on American soil. The Act became Public Law 414. It is still in effect today. Also Please read Chapter 2 Section 212. I think this will say a lot. We DO NOT WANT THEM HERE TO OVER THROW OUR GOVERNMENT. With telling us what we are going to do or not do. Our Social Security has been robbed already of the people`s money. NOT GOVERNMENT MONEY.. That is one of the biggest shames and disrespect a person could do. We want something done about that and undo all that he has done. As far as insurance goes. If it is a law to have it then, it should be very affordable to get it. They are sucking the people dry. So please close borders and get the people`s money back. Find out where every penny went. Thank you. You have my vote reguardless
PUBLIC LAW 414, Section 212 says ‘Also their Associates’ so that not only says Muslime Aliens should not be allowed, but anyone connected with them. And, the Law calls them Aliens…not PC??
Rockville Ron says
When will Minnesotans (who got 40% of the Somali “refugee” invasion) figure out that THEY elected liberal gasbags like Franken, Klobuchar, Muslim Ellison, and RINO Emmer to represent them.in Washington and then went on to give these morons the Governor’s mansion and control of the state senate. Also like to give a shout out to Catholic Charities, Lutheran Brotherhood and other local NGOs who unlocked the gates BEHIND OUR BACKS to facilitate the invasion and educate these “immigrants” on getting the most from generous Minnesota welfare trough..
I live in the land of 10,000 left wing loons.( I regret the disrespect to our state bird.) Wake up America and see what you have wrought!
we KNOW what the crime is, now execute the punishment, no bs no delays, execute punishment NOW
Kathy Walker says
No one should be able to get welfare food stamps or anything else that comes, until they have been in US for at least ten years. Illegals never. That’s on the backs of Americans. They all need to go home and that is why I am voting for Trump as a republican or an Independent I have had it with the crooks and thieves running this country.
Dennis Richardson says
This man must not be deported he must be executed for his planned crimes against America. Give him his trial, then convict him, then sentence him to death, then put him to death. The Obama administration has not liked what the state of Texas has done with criminal Mexicans, frustrate him more. See how “Obummer” reacts to this man’s trial, conviction and execution.
Mr. Trump looks smarter all the time
You are watching to many crime shows it’s made cowards out of most Americans and u need to take a look at your own community u support terrorism here and abroad i served in the military and fought in one of its conficts and it was pointless there was nothing there to fight for if you go around the world and kill and steal and drop bombs on baby’s, women and old people don’t act surprised when some people have a problem with it.
I have voted many different ways over the past 44 years voting. I have selected candidates I thought would make good keepers of our Great Nation. In the past I have voted for Democrats, Independents and Republicans. I like to split the ticket to choose whom I feel will do the best job. In many cases it turns out voting for the lesser evil. Our country is at a turning point and we need to take our country back. My grandparents would roll over in their graves if they witnessed what is happening by elected officials in Washington DC today. I leave my mind open but now it seems THERE IS ONLY ONE CHOICE to save our country from perishing. GO DONALD TRUMP!!!!!!!!!
Hey, I did the math. That’s 35 terrorists from his community (Egan, Minnesota) since 2007. This is an epidemic!
Justin W says
Once again we see that many Islamic refugees want nothing more than to participate in terrorism. We need to stop the influx of Middle Eastern Muslims until we can determine which ones are terrorists and which ones are safe to allow into the country.
Ralph Wright says
I fully support Donald Trump. The reason he is doing so well in polls, he is saying just what the majority of us Americans are thinking. We haven’t had a race problem in this country since the riots of the sixties, until this race baiter Obama got his way into our people’s White House. I was a little elated when he was elected. I thought this gives the Afro-American community something to be proud of. Instead of pulling this country together, he has divided us. He and his top adviser (Al Sharpton) have gotten this country in a mess and we are right back in the dark ages of the sixties. Obama has given an impression to all the Afro-American community it is alright to riot, protest and defy the law. Donald Trumps recent comments are absolutely true about them rejoicing over 9-11. I saw and heard it with my own eyes on national TV. And again his comments about Muslims being banned from this country, I totally agree. If you research the bombings and killings of Americans in U.S. and overseas the past 20 years, every incident has been Muslim. I sincerely hope Donald Trump succeed in becoming our Commander-in-Chief. If he becomes our President, I can already see a classroom scene of the year 2025, when a student ask the teacher “what’s this blank space right next to the country of Turkey”. The teacher replies, oh that used to be the country of Syria. President Trump blew them up on his first day in office.
Patricia Ray says
Why doesn’t anyone address the Terrorism that goes on in the USA every single day of the week? Namely, Home Invasions, Cold-Blooded murders, Kidnapping and torture. Most of this crime is committed by inner city gangs. We All should be afraid of the animals roaming the streets at night. However, I am in total agreement with the comments I have seen here and I am a supporter of Donald Trump.
We really are in some serious trouble. God Please Bless Our America and please help us out of this horrible mess.
Danuta Kubelik says
Our government takes care about own security.So what is the problem if some of Muslim will kill a few American?They will kill not very important people ,just some of regular citizens.
Jim Cain says
Historically, most nations only admitted foreigners who could contribute something–skilled craftsmen (oops–trade persons) scientists, physicians, various professionals–people willing to work and contribute something. Today, the U.S. and much of Europe are admitting scum–poor, uneducated, unskilled people, many of whom never worked a day in their life, have no intention of working, and who like to multiply like horny little rabbits. And so many of these people absolutely detest us.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS??? Are we suicidal…or just stupid?
Someone asked me why so many Muslims we’ve admitted and supported are not grateful. Well, the answer is this: In their eyes, we didn’t give them food and shelter–Allah did. “Allah Provides.” Christians and Jews–any non-Muslims– are regarded as merely inferior tools of Allah.
Personally I’m for slamming the door on all immigrants until we can figure out a policy that benefits the U.S. culturally and economically.
You want more scum? Vote for Hillary or Bernie.
And I a jingoist and a bigot? Darn right!
Ron L says
You are Sooo right. BUT Tooo late, the damage has been done. The Donald is the solution but I feel that some TWITS / MORONS in the Big House run by Muslims will never allow him to succeed to the big office one way or another. The radicals are already here killing us off and nothing is being done to curtail it. If we try to do something then the poor muslim immigrants in this country are going to raise hell on the proper citizens of the USA and as we all know ” HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A PISSED OFF MUSLIM ” It is time to make another DEAD SEA in the Middle East and save the lives of our own people. TRUMP HAS MY VOTE
Rumple Stiltskin says
If You Must Allow Barack Obama To Shut Down The Government To Stop The Importation Of Islamic Terrorists Into The United States, Then SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN!
Enough is enough. Now that you’ve held your token vote and pretended to make an attempt to stop Barack Obama from importing Islamic terrorists directly into the United States, it’s time to get serious, stop the legislative charades and actually stop Barack Obama from importing Islamic terrorists into the United States by halting his dangerous refugee program.
In the end, Barack Obama is going to threaten to shut down the government unless you give him the funds to enable him to do whatever he wants. Barack Obama knows it. You know it and, while you may not realize it, the American people know it as well.
As far as the American people are concerned, if Barack Obama wants to import refugees infiltrated by Islamic terrorists into the United States so badly that he is willing to shut down the government to make it happen, then SHUT IT DOWN and keep it shut down until Obama either gives in to the demands of the American people or leaves office… PERIOD!
These are ready-made Democrats when they arrive. They hate America and support all others who hate America.