University of Minnesota math professor William Messing is sponsoring a resolution calling upon the university to cancel Condolezza Rice's April 17 speech at the Humphrey School. It cites the role Rice played as George W. Bush's national security advisor "to mislead the American people about the pres ... More >>
On Sunday, reports circulated that two Somali men who recently lived in Minnesota may have taken part in al-Shabaab's massacre of more than 60 civilians at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya.But later reports indicated the purportedly Shabaab-managed Twitter account that linked the Minnesota to the ... More >>
Two Minnesotans may been among the gunman who slaughtered shoppers of Nairobi's Westgate mall this weekend with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.An English-language Twitter account purporting to speak for al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaeda affiliate, live-tweeted the massacre. Before the social ... More >>
A U.S. Defense Department contractor branded a widely read Minneapolis-based Somali news site as "extremist," with its "chief goal" characterized as "to disseminate propaganda supportive" of the al-Shabab Islamist militia, according to a Washington Post report.SEE ALSO: Cindy Pugh, candidate for sta ... More >>
Al Franken is among a group of senators who wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to clarify the legal rationale underpinning the administration's authority to kill Americans deemed to be terrorists.SEE ALSO: For Franken and Klobuchar, does money from big media mean support for PIPA? Yesterd ... More >>
A decade ago, in the immediate aftermath of Al Qaeda terrorists commandeering passenger airplanes and piloting them into New York City skyscrapers, an unknown young musician cut a 17-minute-long, eerily prescient song in his bedroom, somewhere in the wilds of California. This uncouth, possib ... More >>
U.S. officials consider Al-Shabab in Somalia a terrorist threat, even hereJust in time for the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a bipartisan think tank has issued a report on how terrorism has changed since 2001. And the Somali men who disappeared from the Twin Cities to play a prominen ... More >>
T-Paw pretty much thinks burning books is a bad idea.There's been a lot of controversy this week about Florida pastor Terry Jones' upcoming Quran burn-a-thon, set for this Saturday, the anniversary the Sept. 11 attacks. President Obama calls it a recruitment bonanza for al Qaida. Nationally, ... More >>
Keith Ellison says Muslim Americans won't move to the back of the bus.Rep. Keith Ellison has drawn a straight line from Fox News to anti-Muslim bigotry in an interview with the BBC. And the Minneapolis congressman, a Muslim, isn't backing down from insisting that an Islamic community center b ... More >>
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Obama and Rybak discussed ways to combat radicalization of Somali youthMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak joined Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael Coleman at a White House meeting on Tuesday to talk about coping with terrorist groups recruiting people on American soi ... More >>
60 Minutes yesterday featured an extensive probe into Minnesota's "Little Mogadishu" as a recruiting ground for fighters in the Somali civil war.After leading with the recently bungled Times Square bombing by an American citizen of Pakistani descent, CBS segued into a hard look at the case of 20 ... More >>
The sixth district congresswoman accuses the president of telling the alleged 9/11 mastermind to plead not guilty.
New York Times reveals concerns over al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists blowing up the President.
Federal prosecutors unsealed the charges against the men today. That brings the total number of Minnesota men charged in the Somali terrorism probe to 14.
U.S. Special Forces killed a man Monday in Somalia suspected of being a link between al-Qaida in Pakistan and the militia targeted for recruiting Minnesota Somalis to return to fight.
Some of the Somali men who are at the center of an FBI domestic terror investigation had no clue they were being recruited to a terrorist organization, according to court documents.
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At least a dozen young men who attend a Minneapolis mosque have been called to testify before a federal grand jury.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
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When it comes to fighting the Iraqi insurgency, U.S. forces are discovering that there is a lot of Number Two.
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A report issued today by the House Foreign Affairs Committee finds that excessive force by U.S. troops has provoked antagonism and fueled insurgency in Iraq. The report also says that Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as a hotbed for terrorists. According to a recent Newsweek article, bin Laden sent tw ... More >>
Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72
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W in his own words
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
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James Lileks used to be content with writing about his toddler's toilet training. Then Iraq gave him the chance to become the state's most famous conservative.
The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
A friend and protégé tries to make sense of what's happened to Christopher Hitchens
Wire-transfer services cleared by the feds, dumped by local banks
Are local immigrants unwittingly funding Al Qaeda? The numbers just don't add up.