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

Somali newsman
When he lived in Minnesota, Liban Dirie worked to stop the recruitment of local Somali youth by al-Shabab. Now he's in danger of being sent to Somalia, where the terrorists have threatened to kill him. (06/27/2015)
Hamza Ahmed
Awaiting trial on charges of trying to join ISIS, young Twin Cities men seek permission to reenter the community. (06/26/2015)
Inside the Bunge Tower circa 2010
Practitioners say they're careful, but their treks into old mills and other places can end very badly. (06/16/2015)
For the first time, a man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS is beginning to tell prosecutors who helped facilitate his attempted travel to Syria. (06/11/2015)
A judge's decision to release Mohamed Ali Omar as he awaits sentencing was a partial victory for a family with two other sons accused of trying to join terrorist groups overseas. (06/09/2015)
Andrew Henderson wanted video of police failing to buckle their seat belts, and got it. (05/30/2015)
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)