FBI Director Comey: Somali Refugee MN Mall Attacker Motivated by ‘Inspiration from Radical Islamic Groups’

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FBI Director James Comey told a Congressional committee on Wednesday that Dahir Adan, the Somali refugee who attacked ten people at a St. Cloud, Minnesota mall on September 17, was likely motivated “by some sort of inspiration from radical Islamic groups.” As the Associated Press reported: While testifying for hours before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, Comey was asked whether authorities had confirmed that the attack earlier this month in a mall in St. Cloud was an act of terrorism. Comey responded that the FBI is “still working on it,” but that it looks like Dahir Ahmed Adan, 20, appears to have been motivated “by some sort of inspiration from radical Islamic groups.” He said investigators are not yet sure which groups may have inspired Adan or how, adding that investigators still are reviewing Adan’s electronics. Minneapolis FBI spokesman Jeff Van Nest declined to elaborate on Comey’s comments when reached by phone Wednesday. He said he’d let the FBI director’s statement speak for itself. Dahir Adan was originally resettled as a refugee in Fargo, North Dakota in the 1990s, along with his father, Ahmed Adan, and, presumably, other members of his family, according to Valley News Live, the NBC