• American Jihadi Ring In Minnesota Busted By FBI

    A half dozen Americans accused of trying to join the Islamic State fighters on the battle field were arrested Sunday during FBI anti-terrorism raid.

    The group of terror suspects, six friends from Minneapolis, face charges of trying to leave the United States from Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Diego, California to join the Islamic fundamentalist terror group ISIS overseas.

    Prosecutors say the suspects were hell bent on waging jihad in Syria and tried over and over to join ISIS, even though they knew the risks of getting caught.

    “What is remarkable about this case is that nothing stopped these defendants from pursuing their goal,” U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Andrew Luger said at a news conference Monday. “They never stopped plotting another way to get to Syria to join ISIL.”

    Luger emphasized that the group is not one of confused young men, but dedicated individuals “intent on joining terror organization by any means possible.”

    Investigators say these new suspects are part of a larger group of men in Minneapolis who tried to join ISIS, and some of those other men have made it to Syria.

    They are the latest Americans accused of trying to join up with the Islamic state fighters. Minnesotan Douglas McAuthur McCain was reportedly the first American that died fighting for ISIS in Syria. McCain worked and went to college in San Diego before leaving to fight with the terror group.

    The FBI director recently said the government has active investigations of possible home-grown terrorists in each of the 50 states. San Diego ranks high on a list of U.S. cities with known or suspected terrorists. Two September 11, 2001 terrorists and a mastermind of that plot resided in the area as well.

    Last week an Ohio man who trained with Islamic militants in Syria was arrested and charged with supporting terrorism, the first such known case against an American citizen. The feds say he trained in combat and explosives in Syria. Investigators say an ISIS cleric ordered him back to the United States to pull off a terror attack.

    The bust comes just as ISIS releases another video showing the barbaric execution of Christian prisoners, murdered because they refused to convert.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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