Tnuza Jamal Hassan

Charged: February 07, 2018
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Minnesota
District
District of Minnesota
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Making false statements
  • Arson
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Tnuza Jamal Hassan
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Female
  • Race
    Unknown
Tnuza Jamal Hassan, a 19-year-old student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, allegedly sent letters to two fellow students in which she encouraged them to "join the jihad in fighting" and to become members of Al Qaeda, the Taliban or Shabab. When FBI agents asked Hassan about the letters, she claimed she did not write them. Hassan also started several fires at St. Catherine University in January 2018, causing property damage. Although Hassan mentioned three groups in her letters, federal prosecutors linked her to material support charge to Al Qaeda without providing more detailed information.