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Minnesota Mosque Ousts Alleged Radical Recruiter

By    |   Friday, 05 Sep 2014 10:35 PM

A Minnesota mosque reportedly frequented by jihadists who've traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS) has booted out a Muslim member who allegedly was recruiting youth with talk of radical Islamic ideology.

A Fox affiliate in Atlanta reported Amir Meshal, 31, of Bloomington, Minn., was given a ticket for trespassing at the Al-Farooq Youth and Family Center in June – but was being eyed by the FBI in Kenya as early as 2007.

The Fox station reported Meshal started attending the mosque and hanging out at the center earlier this year, but raised eyebrows when he was allegedly overheard talking jihad.

The Fox station quoted a police report from Meshal's removal from the mosque in June that said officials had "concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth."

The Fox station also said it learned some jihadists who traveled to Syria for ISIS had attended the mosque, including including a 19-year old St. Paul, Minn., girl who left for Syria two weeks ago.

The director of Al-Farooq told the station a volunteer heard Meshal discussing radical Islamist ideology, and alarmed, the director called police, who allegedly ticketed him for trespassing.

The FBI however hasn't arrested Meshal and he no other mosques in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have banned him, the station reported.

According to Fox News, Meshal was arrested in Kenya in 2007 after escaping from Somalia, where he said he was at a training camp, but wasn't a terrorist.

In a 2009 lawsuit filed for him by the ACLU, Meshal says he went to Somalia to study Islam, yet was interrogated more than 30 times by two FBI agents, threatened with torture, and shuffled between jails in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia before being brought back to the United States three months later and released without charges.

The lawsuit was dismissed two months ago, Fox News reported.

According to the ACLU's lawsuit, the FBI offered Meshal the opportunity to serve as a government informant. In exchange, they would take his name off the no fly list that prevents him from visiting his mother and family in Egypt.

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A Minnesota mosque reportedly frequented by jihadists who've traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS) has booted out a Muslim member who allegedly was recruiting youth with talk of radical Islamic ideology.
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