Minnesota College Student Pleads Guilty to Offering Support to Terrorists

by Jezzamine Wolk


Minneapolis college student Tnuza Jamal Hassan pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to the foreign terrorist organization, Al-Qaeda.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and court documents, Hassan, while a student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, drafted and anonymously delivered a letter encouraging two other students to join al-Qaeda.

However, she denied involvement with the letter in a later interview with FBI agents.

On September 18, 2017, Hassan purchased two roundtrip tickets- one from Minneapolis to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the second from Dubai to Kabul, Afghanistan. Hassan admitted she planned to travel to Kabul and join al-Qaeda with no intention of returning to the U.S. The next day, she traveled from Minneapolis to Dubai, but she was unable to enter Kabul because she did not have a visa.

Documents also revealed that Hassan attempted to set several fires to the St. Catherine University campus on January 17, 2018.

At this time, she was living in a dormitory without the university’s permission. Hassan admitted her attempt to burn down buildings was in retaliation to the United States’ opposition to al-Qaeda.

Hassan has been charged with one count of first-degree arson in Ramsey County District Court.

Campus Reform reached out to St. Catherine University for a statement but did not hear back in time for publication.

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Jezzamine Wolk is a reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on her current position, Jezzamine served as an associate producer for Fox & Friends First on the Fox News Channel.









Appeared at and reprinted from campusreform.org

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