On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group called Minnesota 9/11 Truth wants you to think again about what happened that day.SEE ALSO: FEMA yanks Minn. coloring book with 9/11 terror attack image The group has a full-page ad just inside the back cover of today's City Pages print ed ... More >>
Democratic northern Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan has emerged as one of the most staunch opponents of President Obama's desire to launch some sort of military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.SEE ALSO: Rick Nolan says he's expected to spend twice as much time fundraising as on ... More >>
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison thinks it's about time Congress takes a hard look at policies surrounding U.S. drone strikes, Barack Obama's choice weapon against terrorists outside of Iraq and Afghanistan since he took office. SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: GOP fiscal cliff offer makes path to deal ... More >>
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
Sometime over the weekend, someone decided to inscribe a politically themed message upon one of Minneapolis's most iconic structures. The word "Kony" has been spray-painted on the Walker Art Center's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. Joseph Kony is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan ... More >>
Last summer, American law enforcement used an unmanned drone to apprehend a group of alleged bad guys.This didn't happen in Afghanistan or Iraq -- it happened in North Dakota and represents the first time U.S. law enforcement has used a drone to make an arrest.Now, Fargo-based Bruce Quick, the at ... More >>
This is the first message which has encouraged Somali-Americans to declare war at home.Abdisalan Ali is thought to be the young man from Minneapolis who killed himself and at least 10 others in a Mogadishu suicide attack. But some who've listened to the recording which is supposedly Ali's last vi ... More >>
Somali's civil war claims another Minnesotan.A suicide bomber who blew himself up in Mogadishu yesterday in an attack that killed 10 had traveled to Somalia from Minneapolis in 2008.Abdisalan Ali had emigrated to Minnesota with his family when he was 2 years old, but was among 20 local youths who ... More >>
amina Ali was convicted on 13 felony counts.Amina Ali and Hawo Hassan, the two Rochester women accused of providing material support to Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, have been found guilty on all counts by a Minneapolis jury.Hassan was convicted on three counts, while the jury found Ali ... More >>
Amina Ali knew she was supporting al-Shabaab; that much is certain. What her trial will determine is what she knew about al-Shabaab.These revelations came during yesterday's opening statements in the case of Ali and Hawo Hassan, two Rochester women on trial in U.S. District Court in St. ... More >>
Amina Farah Ali might be facing trial for giving material support to terrorist groups. But that doesn't mean she's going to stand up if she doesn't feel like it.Ali, the 35-year-old woman accused of funneling money to Somali militant group al-Shabaab, was arrested in court this morning after refu ... More >>
Farah Mohamed Beledi fled the Twin Cities in 2009The FBI is confirming that 27-year-old Farah Mohamed Beledi of St. Paul was one of two men who died in a Mogadishu suicide attack last week. He fled Minnesota in 2009 to join the al-Shabaab terrorist group. Beledi was one of 13 Twin Cities me ... More >>
Heading off what we assume will be the inevitable attacks from right field about American Muslims not rejoicing in a sufficiently patriotic manner over the death of Osama bin Laden, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a formal statement today from the gro ... More >>
Ellison breaks down.Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>
Ramsey County sheriff releases records to City Pages
Somalis are waging war on themselves with money sent from hereThree more Somalis have been charged with funneling money to the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab. One of the men was arrested Monday in Minneapolis. Abdi Mahdi Hussein, who works for a remittance company, is accused of conspiring wi ... 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 >>
McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aidWill this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>
Peter Erlinder is accused of denying the Rwandan genocideThe New York Times is reporting that William Mitchell College law professor Peter Erlinder attempted suicide in his Rwandan jail cell, where he is being held for allegedly denying that country's genocide. Police said they found Erlinde ... More >>
As the FBI continues to investigate Islamist extremists recruiting young Somali men in the Twin Cities, two Minneapolis Somalis are scheduled to testify before Congress.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
The United States Postal Service prides itself on it's one and only mission: "We Deliver". And if a major anthrax attack hits the United St ... More >>
The Strib let Gil Gutknecht talk out of both sides of his mouth on Iraq, then declare him safely ahead in his race against Tim Walz.
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in 'World Trade Center'
'United 93' flies the unfriendly skies
Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.
When it comes to fighting the Iraqi insurgency, U.S. forces are discovering that there is a lot of Number Two.
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 >>
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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The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
Spike Lee's '25th Hour' rings in the new New York
Are local immigrants unwittingly funding Al Qaeda? The numbers just don't add up.
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Absence/Presence searches for the aesthetics of genocide; Thomas Hart Benton hits the road