Category Archives: terrorism

Self-described ‘radical’ Muslim student sets fires at Catholic college

Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, appeared at her arraignment hearing Friday in a makeshift burqa covering all but her eyes.

A young woman of East African descent was arraigned in court Friday on charges of first-degree arson after she allegedly set a series of fires on the campus of St. Catherine University in retaliation for U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tnuza J. Hassan, 19, is a former student at the school and a resident of Minneapolis, home to a large community of refugees from East Africa, including Somalia and Ethiopia.

She reportedly told police she “wanted the school to burn to the ground” and that her intent was to “hurt people,” according to the complaint charging her with one count of felony first-degree arson filed in Ramsey County District Court.

…Hassan allegedly told police she had written a letter to her roommates containing “radical ideas about supporting Muslims and bringing back the caliphate,” the complaint said.

Over the last 10 years Minnesota has been by far the top resettlement state for Ethiopians, according to data online at the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.

The letter frightened her roommates, who provided it to campus security.

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Homegrown terrorists worry the FBI most


FBI Director Christopher Wray has said the FBI considers the most pressing domestic terrorism threats to be homegrown violent extremists radicalized by Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups, and lone-wolf attackers who aren’t connected to any other people or groups. Cultists, “sovereign citizens” who don’t believe government constraints apply to them and those motivated by racial hatred are a lesser but persistent concern, the FBI says.

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Canadian threat report highlights rise in simple but deadly terror attacks

Extremists are increasingly carrying out simple but deadly attacks using knives and vehicles, Public Safety Canada warns in its latest assessment of the terrorist threat.

Such unsophisticated but “high-impact” assaults took place recently in Edmonton, where five people were injured, and in New York, killing eight people and injuring several more, the annual report released Thursday notes.

“These kinds of potential weapons are easy to obtain and it is therefore difficult to prevent their use in attacks.”

Perhaps another prevention method should be considered?

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BREAKING NEWS: Spanish police launch manhunt to find suspected jihadi, 37, in Barcelona amid fears of ‘imminent lone wolf terror attack’

Spanish police are hunting for a 37-year-old Islamist who is reported to be planning a terror attack in Barcelona.

The suspect is El Ouakili Abdelhakim, a French citizen residing in Germany, according to an internal Policía Nacional memo seen by newspaper La Gaceta.

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Student charged with terrorism after posting image of himself holding gun on Snapchat

Sheriff Brett Stassi says an 8th grader at MSA West in Plaquemine took a photo of himself with his dad’s guns Wednesday. He added the gun safe was locked, but the boy’s older brother opened it. This student is being charged with terrorism and faces expulsion as well. The student claims that while he did post the photo, he did not add the threatening text to it. The student was released into his mother’s custody.

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