Minneapolis native and father of nine Abdirahmaan Muhumed, 29, a Somali-American, has been confirmed as the second American citizen to die while fighting for ISIS. Two sources say the group has sent a picture of Muhumed’s body to his family. The State Department has yet to confirm his death. He is believed to have died a week earlier in the same battle as Douglas McArthur McCain, the first American citizen confirmed killed fighting for ISIS, who is reported to have also grown up near Minneapolis. Facebook messages with a journalist before leaving for Syria earlier in the year:
Family is not gonna save me frm [sic] hell fire because muslims are getting kill[ed] and if I just sit here i will be ask in the [hereafter].
A Jan. 2 Facebook posting:
I give up this worldy life for Allah.