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Homegrown Terrorism in Minnesota: by knifepoint in a Mall by Somalian national

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Nine people were injured by a knife in a St. Cloud, MN Mall by a man who was identified by the local Muslim community as a Somalian Islamic national.  Local Islamic groups claim there is no Isis related terroristic organization in Minnesota.

The suspect's identity hadn't been publicly released Sunday afternoon, but local Muslim and other religious leaders indicated that he was Somali and said he didn't represent the local Muslim community in any way.

"The central Minnesota Somali community is in distress, and we are afraid of the consequences of this incident," Mohamoud Mohamed, executive director of the St. Cloud Area Somali Salvation Organization. said at a news confererence "We are being made again to suffer for their acts," he said. "They are minorities in our faith. Islam is peace."Our community in central Minnesota has no relationship with ISIS or any other Islamist terrorist group," Mohamed said, adding that much of the local Somali residents fled to St. Cloud to escape groups like ISIS.