Mukhtar Ibrahim

Mukhtar Ibrahim

Minnesota Public Radio
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Mukhtar Ibrahim is a general assignment reporter for MPR News.

He worked at MPR in 2011 as an intern and has filled in as a reporter and as a freelancer.

Before joining MPR, he has written for several publications, including Al Jazeera English, about issues relating to the use of technology, emerging threats, terrorism and diplomacy. He's the founder of Sahan Journal, a digital news publication filled with in-depth pieces on issues affecting Somalia and the diaspora.

An avid user of social media, Mukhtar graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2011 with a degree in journalism.

Mukhtar Ibrahim Feature Archive

Andrew Henderson wanted video of police failing to buckle their seat belts, and got it. (05/30/2015)
Faduma Muhammad Warsame
Now that she's finished college, the Eagan woman feels a need to pursue a different subject: deepening her Muslim faith. (05/22/2015)
Federal prosecutors say the men, all 19 and 20 years old, were conspiring to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS. (05/20/2015)
The grand jury indictments were unsealed Tuesday, revealing new charges of college financial aid fraud against two of the men. (05/19/2015)
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office has ruled the death of Abdiaziz Salah Farah, 27, a homicide. (05/12/2015)
A Minneapolis judge offered a flicker of hope Tuesday to the families of five young men accused of trying to join the ISIS terror group. (05/12/2015)
Abdullahi Yusuf, 19, appears to have violated halfway house rules, according to a detention order from the court signed by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis. (05/11/2015)
Christopher Besser will be charged Tuesday with killing Blake Besser and Todd Besser, a 16-year veteran of the Elk River Police Department, authorities said. (05/10/2015)
Kyle John Peterson was arrested in Whitewater this morning. Eight hours later, Andre Lee Vance was arrested in Madison. Police are still searching for Jesse Jamal Fairley. (05/08/2015)
The officer's comments during a traffic stop last March were recorded and aired online. (05/06/2015)
An al-Shabab fighter who left Minnesota in 2008 called for an attack in response to the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Ten days later, an attack happened. (05/04/2015)
Local organizations say the effort to steer youth away from radicalization suffers from its connection to law enforcement. (05/01/2015)
In one case, authorities say, she paid $17 an hour when a worker deserved $58. (04/30/2015)
Many Somali-Americans are suspicious of outreach programs. That sentiment spilled out at the Capitol last weekend, when family and friends held a protest in support of the six men arrested. (04/30/2015)
Mahamed Abukar Said was arrested Friday after he sent a series of tweets in response to the arrest of six men charged with trying to join ISIS. (04/29/2015)