Families of Minnesota ISIS suspects accuse FBI of setting them up

‘They came here for peace’: Halima Yusuf, a friend of the family of one of the suspects Hanad Mustafe Musse, cries for the boys outside the United States Courthouse in St Paul, Minnesota

The families of four Minnesota men charged with trying to join the Islamic State have accused the FBI of paying an informant to set them up.

The suspects, all of Somali descent, were detained after months of being monitored by the government agency through one of their former allies.

On Thursday, there were audible gasps in the court room as a government official revealed the informant, who once planned to travel to Syria himself, has been paid at least $13,000 for providing tip-offs.

The suspects’ families screamed from the packed public gallery as their lawyers questioned the reliability of the mole…

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