Minn. man arrested for threatening att'y general over terror charges


The smart thing for the Somalis in Minnesota to do would be to shut up and act horrified that some of their own were planning to join ISIS. But foolishly they vent their frustration that their "bros" were caught before they could get to ISIS and start "whacking" off heads. So that public display of frustration (death threats against Attorney General Eric Holder) has landed at least one of the frustrated Somalis in jail. They are supposed to keep up the pretense that they are opposed to terrorism -- but they just keep slipping up.

From CBS Minnesota

By Nina Moini

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS.

Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

Ima whack that us attorney general

— Mahamed Said (@ImMahamed) April 22, 2015

In reply to a tweet, he also said “the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen.”

@HafiaJay the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen then they gon take me too.

— Mahamed Said (@ImMahamed) April 22, 2015

According to the complaint, Said also tweeted a photo of the informant who has been supplying the FBI with information on the six men now charged. The tweet has since been removed, but the charges say the FBI captured a screenshot, in which Said is shown calling the informant out as a “snitch.”

Said faces charges of impeding and retaliating against fed law enforcement and of using interstate comment stuns to make threats of injury.

The charges can carry a 10-year sentence upon conviction.

The arrests of the four men sparked many emotions, from sadness to skepticism to anger. And many said they don’t believe these men were really trying to go oversees and fight for ISIS as the FBI claims.

After news of Said’s arrest, Somali Community Advocate Omar Jamal urged others to be patient, denouncing anyone who wants to spread messages of more violence and hatred.

“It’s about a time we work with the government to come up with a solution to save our kids from war in Iraq and Syria, but also from prison,” he said.

Said’s next court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. The western district court of Wisconsin will try the case because it is believed the threat was toward Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney, although the tweet said “U.S. Attorney General.”

Also on Friday, it was reported that one of the two men accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group would be sent to stand trial in Minnesota. A hearing is scheduled in San Diego for the other.


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