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St. Catherine's arson suspect charged with supporting al-Qaeda
KMSP ^ | 2/7/18 | Brett Bachman

Posted on 02/07/2018 4:59:04 PM PST by markomalley

The former St. Catherine's University student who reportedly set several fires on the school's campus in St. Paul, Minn. a few weeks ago was indicted in federal court Wednesday for providing support to al-Qa'ida, as well as dual charges for arson and making a false statement to FBI agents, officials said.

The terrorism-related charges stem from a Sept. 19 letter Tnuza Jamal Hassan allegedly wrote and sent to fellow students at St. Catherine's asking them to "join the jihad in fighting," and to "[j]oin al-Qaeda, Taliban, or Al Shabaab," according to a release. In an interview with several FBI agents a few days later, officials say she denied ever writing or distributing the letter.

Then, on Jan. 17, the 19-year-old set several small fires around the St. Catherine's campus, telling investigators, “You guys are lucky that I don’t know how to build a bomb because I would have done that."

It was all to protest U.S. military action overseas, she told police, with the express intention of hurting people--though nobody was injured as a result of her actions.

"She’s been reading about the U.S. military destroying schools in Iraq or Afghanistan and she felt that she should do exactly the same thing," according to the charges. "She wanted to burn the school to the ground and her intent was to hurt people.” 

Hassan was subsequently charged with arson in Ramsey County Court for the fires, with the three subsequent federal charges coming weeks later. She is currently in custody at the Ramsey County jail.


TOPICS: US: Minnesota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: localnews

1 posted on 02/07/2018 4:59:04 PM PST by markomalley
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I wonder if she will get 15 years in prison, and 15 years of probation after, like the man who threw bacon into a mosque...didn’t think so.


2 posted on 02/07/2018 5:01:19 PM PST by Glad2bnuts (If Republicans are not prepared to carry on the Revolution of 1776, prepare for a communist takeover)
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To: markomalley

Another Somali “refugee?”


3 posted on 02/07/2018 5:05:49 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Glad2bnuts
I wonder if she will get 15 years in prison, and 15 years of probation after, like the man who threw bacon into a mosque...didn’t think so.

Knowing St Kate's, she'll get the $50,000 per year tuition and fees granted to her for 4 years. Along with a very public apology. Delivered personally by the state governor.

4 posted on 02/07/2018 5:11:32 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

And this is the so called Catholic outreach to non-catholics.

Hows that working for ya ?!

Formerly catholic universities being run by the non-faithful

They will accept outsiders as students before the accept a fellow catholic.


5 posted on 02/07/2018 5:30:35 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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