Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf, 18, admitted in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis that he had intended to go to Syria last May to join the Islamic State group. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.
Authorities say a handful of Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to fight with militants in the last year. At least one Minnesotan has died there. In addition, at least 22 young Somali men have traveled from Minnesota to Somalia since 2007 to join the terrorist group al-Shabab.
Yusuf admitted in court that he learned about people who had traveled or wanted to travel to Syria to fight against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Yusuf said he attended meetings in Minnesota last March and April in which participants discussed fighting. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, February 27, 2015
Minnesota Muslim Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Join ISIS
Notice the last part of the excerpt. Yusuf said that he "attended meetings in Minnesota," where attendees discussed joining ISIS. Didn't any of the attendees point out that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance and that ISIS is not Islamic?