MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – 2 men were arrested in Minneapolis for attempting to coordinate joining ISIS. The young men were hoping to join up with ISIS forces in Syria, and fight along side the Islamic State terrorists. The 28 year old Abdulla Yusuf was arrested by federal authorities after he had been monitored online for months. He had been communicating with members close to ISIS who were hoping to recruit him into their ranks. The 2nd man, a 20 year old named Abdi Nur was also arrested in absentia, but was not apprehended. Authorities believe that Nur may have already successfully arrived in Syria to fight with ISIS.
2 Minnesota Men Arrested For Attempting To Join ISIS In Syria
Abdulla Yusuf was apprehended at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when customs officials became suspicious about the circumstances of his travel. The young man appeared to be travelling alone, and without enough financial means to survive once he was to arrive at his destination in Turkey.
There has been a group of young Muslim men from Minneapolis Minnesota in particular who recently joined Al-Qaeda and other known terrorist organizations. Journalists following the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have managed to photograph some of the young Minnesota men, who are now indoctrinated into their ranks. There have already been two other confirmed Minnesota men who were killed in combat fighting for ISIS.
Abdi Nur was a recent high school graduate who had hopes of making a name for himself as an adult by fighting with the Islamic State overseas. He fantasized about fighting along side the terrorists for a while, and had even caught the attention of the feds while still a student in high school. He is believed to have slipped through the cracks and made it to his destination in Turkey before meeting up with ISIS handlers. Passport authorities have not been able to confirm whether he successfully left the Untied States, but he may have managed to do so under an assumed identity.
2 Minnesota Men Arrested For Attempting To Join ISIS In Syria.