Defendant In Minn. Terror Trial Arrested

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Somali-American woman was arrested at the start of her trial in Minneapolis Monday because she would not stand, citing religious reasons, when the judge entered the courtroom.

Chief Judge Michael Davis ordered 35-year-old Amina Farah Ali jailed for the course of her terrorism trial after she was found to be in contempt of court.
Ali and her co-defendant, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, are accused of funneling money to a terrorist organization. Both have pleaded not guilty.

The women were arrested in August of last year, and Monday was the first day of jury selection in their trial. The jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday, and Ali will likely refuse to stand when the judge and jurors enter the court. Farah Ali said she only stands for Allah.

Other Muslims in the courtroom including, Hassan, did stand Monday.

Omar Jamal, the secretary to the Somali Mission to the United Nations, said that standing for a judge does not violate the Muslim religion. He also said that Ali’s refusal to follow court customs will likely harm her case.

“It’s not helpful to her case in the long run by pissing off the judge and creating all this issue,” Jamal said.

Davis ordered Ali jailed and said when the trial starts she will not be allowed in the courtroom. Instead, she will have to monitor the case from another room on closed-circuit television.

David Schultz, a professor who teaches law at the University of Minnesota, said that Ali’s behavior is unusual.

“Most of the time, defendants in criminal trials are counseled by their attorneys to be very deferential to the judge,” he said.

Ali’s attorney objected to her arrest and indicated they could appeal,.

Ali is charged with sending $8,600 to the Somali terror group Al-Shabab. She and Hassain are both charged with conspiracy; and Hassan is charged with three counts of lying to the FBI.

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  1. fo says:

    Have fun in jail not getting touched.

    1. stinky toe says:

      I don’t understand! I have the cleanest camel in the desert!

  2. Another_Armed_Lib says:

    Got to love stupid criminals…Cant make this stuff up

  3. markH says:

    The fact that people can still believe religious nonsense in this age AND offer such childish beliefs as a reason for action/inaction is a testament to the ignorance that we still must overcome. Peace.

    1. Real Talk says:

      Why do we have to overcome…..cant we just “get rid” of the ignorance?

  4. Pavel says:

    How did she get here in the first place?

  5. just sayin says:

    Its a ninja!!!!

  6. Vicki says:

    Their religious customs are tearing down any advances that women, in this country have fought so hard for in the past 200 years. Please stop!

  7. Jason Kieffer says:

    Hope she enjoys the cavity search

  8. Jenafer says:

    Are they allowed to wear their clothes and head covers in Jail/prison? Exactly, why is she even in the U.S.?

  9. MAJ says:

    Three cheers for the Judge. I am so sick of these Muslims trying to impose their beliefs. Throw her in jail.

    1. Joe says:

      I would throw her out a plane somewhere over the middle of the ocean for shark bait.
      But, good job on the judges behalf.

      1. Make her spend her time on and Iowa pig farm says:

        What do you have against sharks

    2. sonnyjim says:

      I’m sick of evangelicals trying to impose their beliefs on everybody and there are a lot more of them in this country. I’ll take muslims any day over evangelicals.

      1. Brett Tiernan says:

        If you like the Muzzies so much, MOVE to the Middle-east. I will even pay for a ONE-WAY ticket.

  10. TL the alligator says:

    both of these imbeciles should be deported and stripped of their citizinship AFTER they serve 20 years each….they DO NOT deserve to be American and cast a disparraging shadow over those Somalians who are deserving however few that really is……both of these people are thoroughly disgusting.

  11. Jail For Them says:

    Full article here. http://www.examiner.com/homeland-security-in-national/as-muslim-population-grows-what-can-happen-to-a-society

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

    United States — Muslim 0.6%

    Australia — Muslim 1.5%

    Canada — Muslim 1.9%

    China — Muslim 1.8%

    Italy — Muslim 1.5%

    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.

    This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%

    Germany — Muslim 3.7%

    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%

    Spain — Muslim 4%

    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for

    Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%

    Philippines — 5%

    Sweden — Muslim 5%

    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%

    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%

    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

    Guyana — Muslim 10%

    India — Muslim 13.4%

    Israel — Muslim 16%

    Kenya — Muslim 10%

    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%

    Chad — Muslim 53.1%

    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    1. Another_Armed_Lib says:

      wow – interesting stats

    2. Brett Tiernan says:

      it is already happening in the United States, We dont need the 2% – we have too many of them NOW and some of them have been given FREE passage here from the U.S. Government from places like Gaza. obama brought in 80+ members of HAMAS. We also have several other TERRORIST that have been brought in be OUR Government. We need to get rid of them and fast, We already have issue with them trying to incorporate Sharia law into U.S. Law. This MUST STOP.

  12. Jail Time says:

    Full article here. http://www.examiner.com/homeland-security-in-national/as-muslim-population-grows-what-can-happen-to-a-society

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

    United States — Muslim 0.6%

    Australia — Muslim 1.5%

    Canada — Muslim 1.9%

    China — Muslim 1.8%

    Italy — Muslim 1.5%

    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.

    This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%

    Germany — Muslim 3.7%

    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%

    Spain — Muslim 4%

    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for

    Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%

    Philippines — 5%

    Sweden — Muslim 5%

    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%

    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%

    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

    Guyana — Muslim 10%

    India — Muslim 13.4%

    Israel — Muslim 16%

    Kenya — Muslim 10%

    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%

    Chad — Muslim 53.1%

    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    Story Continues at website referenced above.

  13. Alma says:

    Because of their actions I have grown to completely detest these people. They are disgusting pirates and terrorists. Deport them and don’t allow any more of them in our country.

  14. Jim says:

    Did she get a bowl of soup with that scarf? Looks good on her tho!

  15. 100% American says:

    Why do these people not become respectful of their adopted country and OUR judicial laws, to name just one? The door is wide open………GO HOME! Leave us the heck alone in our beloved country. Any time an outsider comes here, tries to change our way of life, and looks/acts like this……….they need to go.

    1. mel says:

      They view generosity and mercy as a sign of weakness. They detest our country and our ways. They are here for a purpose, and not a good one I fear.

  16. Sammydad says:

    Send them both back to Somalia and let them fight for their causes!
    Put them on the list and do not let them return to the U.S. for any reason…..

  17. pab says:

    She has no respect for this country, why would she show any towards the Judge and our judicial system.
    Deport her immediately.

  18. jschau says:

    Watch out for drones.

  19. Real Talk says:

    So by your logic…we just ignore all other offenders because the US government is the biggest offender???

    So while they may be sheeple…you are just a moron committing a logical fallacy that most 8th graders fall victim too.

    And i agree that the Government is responsible for ALOT of misdeeds out there….but funny, i dont really see you raising any flags or going after them. So why so upset that your fellow citizen sit in the same passive-observer boat as you? You must really hate yourself son.

  20. just sayin says:

    Jay YOU CAN LEAVE TOO. Get the F OUT.

  21. 100% American says:

    Absolutely………Jay…………. head for Somalia today since you’re so sympathetic and sounding anti-american yourself!

  22. ladyluck says:

    Go back to where you came from!
    This is the land of opportunity not the land of do whatever you want. We have laws and are expected to follow them whomever we are white, black, brown or even pink with purple polkadots. We are one and the same if YOU don’t like it LEAVE.
    Hope noone blows you up once you get to where your going:)

  23. Jack-o-Lanturn says:

    Did holloween comer early this year, all these head covering’s…

  24. markH says:

    You wrote four lines and failed to make any substantive, lucid, or logical point. Is it your contention that our government also commits vile acts? If so, how does this mitigate or excuse this defendant’s behavior and crimes?

  25. GrandmaJ says:

    Why is it women who visit these people’s homelands MUST wear the same hid who you are garb BY DECLAMATION OF THIER LAW but then fight in the USA for the removal of it in the name of WHAT THE HELL ELSE ARE YOU HIDING?

    It is NOT religious respect. It is a terrorism issue IN OUR COUNTRY.

  26. Pab says:

    Hey Jay, would you like a one way ticket to Somolia, I would be happy to pay for it. Just let me know

  27. JL says:

    I absolutely cannot believe who gets admission to the USA and Canada and who doesn’t. I know of so many people, with degrees, with no criminal record, with no religious fanaticism, with nothing but a desire to work hard with the skills and education they’ve acquired, only to be told they didn’t get accepted for unknown reasons. Now we end up with a group of religious fanatics from ground zero of the most explosive AIDS epidemic (many who never got checked prior to entry) and we end up taking care of them, providing interpreters, providing medical care, housing, and never passing judgment on how many kids they are having all the while having no intention of ever working or doing anything. I thought Third World refugees were supposed to be sponsored by someone who agrees to pay their way if they can’t do it. These goofy churches are the ones who are bringing these people in the US and Canada; they should be forced to pay for every cent these people cost us and then let’s shut these fanatical churches down.

  28. TW says:

    These folks are welcome to go back to their little corner of paradise back in Somalia. Being a nation of pirates and warlords that is not likely. I am sure there’s a few Somalis that are decent people but I don’t know any and probably won’t get to.

    1. MAJ says:

      Had the pleasure to sit next to a 28 year old, single, LPN from Somalia on a flight to Atlanta. She came to Maryland at 16 and had never been able to go to school in Somalia because of the fighting.. She put herself through school and was working toward a Nursing Degree. I said it is OK to be 28 and single. She said “There is no way I would marry a Taxi Driver.”

      1. TW says:

        That good, I sure don’t want to outright reject a whole group of people, it is just a case of not seeing many positive examples among Somalians. Given their history they have not had much for positive examples themselves. In a context like that radical fundamentalism is an option, albeit a bad one from an American view.

  29. What Next? says:

    I hear there is a really nice hiking trail in Iraq you could walk on.

  30. fred says:

    another ultra-liberal supporting any heathen hell-monkey who is not white…..cmon jay….were is the love for white heathen hell-monkeys?

  31. Mike Jacobson says:

    This person and those like her are one of the reasons I hate living in this area. Our tax dollars pay for this garbage?

  32. djp says:

    I am so sick of these people coming to MY country and then acting like THEY are special! I wish we could deport everyone of them back to their country…see how they like it then! What is this country coming to.
    Throw the B 8*&^ ITCH into jail!! She and her buddy are criminals and need to be deported!!

  33. tbone says:

    Shes probably eating better in our jail, then all of those starving in Somalia. She has nothing to complain about and no religious ground to stand on. Lock her ugly a-s-s up for good

  34. tbone says:

    Love how they call her a somali-American. She is Somali living in America

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