From Minneapolis to ISIS: An American’s Path to Jihad

MINNEAPOLIS — Reading back over Abdi Nur’s Twitter feed, his chilling progression from the basketball courts of South Minneapolis to the battlefields of Syria is clear.

Early last year, he began posting stern religious pronouncements and snippets of scripture. By April 2, a day after turning 20, he hailed Islamic fighters: “If the sky would be proud of the existence of the stars, the land should be proud of the existence of the Mujahideen.”

  • Martin B

    No matter how many Abdi Nurs pop up, you can be sure the Obama administration will keep the floodgates open and import more & more Somalis into Minneapolis.

    • tom_billesley

      If they’re a minority, they’re bound to feel sidelined and oppressed. You have to have more until they’re in the majority. You know it makes sense.

  • Dana Garcia

    Good riddance. May he have great luck in sacrificing himself for Allah ASAP, and take many more of his tribe with him. Double good.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    An American?
    Oh please!