Minnesota leads the nation in would-be ISIL terrorists from U.S., report finds

Minnesota leads the nation in the number of people who have left or sought to leave the country to fight with terrorists aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, according to a scathing congressional report that says the U.S. and western countries have failed to disrupt the flow of combatants to the Middle East.

Released Tuesday by the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, the report specifically cites two Somali-American Minnesotans who joined or tried to join ISIL, highlighting its online recruiting success through peer-to-peer recruiting that relies on social media and sophisticated online messaging techniques.

  • Petey the First

    Just look at the picture. Now imagine a group of Muslims creating technology like that. I crack myself up.

    • You got it. On the road to creating it something or other would conflict with one of Islam’s superstitions and the inventor would be beheaded or something.

  • Dana Garcia

    Does Minnesota lead in any other category besides jihadist export? Cheese wheels, maybe?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Well, Scotch Tape was originally made in Minnesota.

    • JoKeR

      This has absolutely to do with them having the greatest number of Somalis of any US state. Look! There’s a squirrel!

    • Blacksmith

      No cheese wheels would be Wisconsin. There knickname is 10,000 lakes or something.

  • Blacksmith

    Let them go, hell encourage them to go. Just don’t let them come back. More dead pisslamist is a GOOD thing.

  • As I like to say when things like this are pointed out – “Get the U.S. out of Minnesota NOW! No more blood for oil! We need to stop oppressing Minnesota! Colonialism! Racism,etc. Muslims wouldn’t hate us if we would just pull out of Minnesota.” (sarcasm)