Reason #922 we need a travel ban.
A man who says he felt he was being radicalized is accused of making a bomb threat that referenced St. Cloud’s city hall.
According to the criminal complaint, Abdalle Ahmed Ege, of St. Cloud, posted on his Facebook page “Im bouta bomb this town” on Wednesday morning.
Police found a duffel bag next to a gas can outside city hall. Investigators say the duffel bag contained Ege’s personal items. Police found no explosives when they searched the building.
According to the complaint, the 25-year-old told police that he was being radicalized and posted the threat on Facebook to get attention from the FBI.
According to one source, Ege was posting these messages on a Facebook account under the name Azel Ghosty. Ege was quite clearly Muslim and had at one point posted, “Allah wills and so I shall.”
The Somali settler had seemingly been a business school student at Saint Cloud State University where he was arrested. Prior to that he had apparently attended Normandale Community College. The Ghosty account featured a photo of Ege next to former Nation of Islam figure and black nationalist icon, Malcolm X.
Much of Ege’s social media presence is made nearly indecipherable by its combination of Somali slang, hip hop references and millennial culture. His seeming threats read, “Im bouta bomb this town, ya’ll taking too long fukvoid’s trick ask Joes. man tf. ya’ll takke too long u schmuktards, wallahi im gonna exploude ur granma & ayntiess together if you dont take me to HQ ASAP dymass Schmupatearx, Cya L8tr. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation #Mom! tell em wallahi i aunt playing Gina Sevick u kno me well sis…I swerve to God easily. I have a bag somewhere in city hall saint cloud.”
Ege aspired to business success while feeling closely connected with the Somali settler presence in the area.
Walahi means, “I swear to Allah”.
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