U.S. officials have charged 66 people in the U.S. with alleged ISIS activities, the Washington Post reports. Ten of them were in Minnesota.
The reports says New York had the most charges: 13. Minnesota was second with 10; that includes three convictions and seven cases pending.
The story includes thumbnail sketches of each of the 10 charged in Minnesota:
- Abdiwali Nur, Minneapolis, CHARGED: NOV. 24, 2014 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 20, According to the criminal complaint, Nur became “much more religious,” talking about how his family needed to pray more. He boarded a flight for Turkey and told someone on Facebook that he had gone “to the brothers.”
- Abdullahi Yusuf, Minneapolis, CHARGED: NOV. 24, 2014 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 18. Yusuf was associated with a former Minnesota resident now believed to be fighting in Syria, according to the U.S. government. His parents didn’t know he had purchased a plane ticket to Istanbul. After his father drove him to school, he left for the airport, where FBI agents stopped him. He’s been convicted.
- Yusra Ismail, St. Paul, Minn. CHARGED: DEC. 2, 2014 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 20, Ismail, an ethnic Somali, was a shy Muslim woman who told her family she was going to a friend’s bridal shower, according to Minnesota Public Radio. Instead, she had stolen a friend’s passport and called days later to tell her family she was in Syria. “We hope she pops up randomly and tells us it was a prank,” a sister said to MPR.
- Hamza Naj Ahmed, Minneapolis, CHARGED: FEB. 4, 2015 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 19, Ahmed was among a group of Minnesotans accused of trying to join the Islamic State. He was stopped at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before he boarded a plane to Istanbul, said the FBI.
- Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman Minneapolis, CHARGED: APRIL 20, 2015 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 19. Abdurahman was part of a group of six Minnesota men who planned to travel to Syria in order to assist ISIS, the government alleges. He’s been convicted.
- Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Minneapolis, CHARGED: APRIL 20, 2015 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 19, Farah, who attempted to travel to Syria, told his mother that he wanted to study in China after high school and so he obtained a passport, which his parents then kept from him for fear he would disappear, according to government documents.
- Hanad Mustafe Musse, Minneapolis, CHARGED: APRIL 20, 2015 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 19, Musse, along with three others, attempted to reach Syria by first taking a Greyhound bus from Minneapolis to New York City, and then flying to Europe. He’s been convicted.
- Guled Ali Omar, Minneapolis, CHARGED: APRIL 20, 2015 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 20, Omar planned to leave the United States to join ISIS, the government alleges, and withdrew $5,000 in cash in the weeks up to his attempted departure.
- Abdirahman Yasin Daud, Minneapolis, CHARGED: APRIL 20, 2015 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 21, Daud was among the group of six Minnesota men trying to reach Syria to fight for ISIS. A witness called to testify on Daud’s behalf said she had known him since he was an eighth-grader and that he was “an extremely calm person” who always walked away from conflicts on the basketball court, according to Minnesota Public Radio.
- Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, Minneapolis, CHARGED: APRIL 20, 2015 | AGE WHEN CHARGED: 21, Farah, together with a group of other Minnesota men, allegedly tried to reach Syria to join ISIS. Farah attempted to use a fake passport, saying, “The American identity is dead. Even if I get caught, I’m whatever … I’m through with America. Burn my ID,” according to the government.