No Verdict Yet In Minn. Terror Funding Case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury considering the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia has ended its first full day of deliberations with no verdict.

The jury will resume deliberations Wednesday in the trial of 35-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 64-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan.

Prosecutors say they were part of a “deadly pipeline” that routed money and fighters from the U.S. to Somalia.

Defense attorneys portray them as humanitarians who wanted to help the poor in their war-torn homeland and tried to aid those protecting Somalia.

The women, U.S. citizens of Somali descent, were among 20 people charged in Minnesota in federal investigations into recruiting and financing for al-Shabab, considered a terror group with ties to al-Qaida.

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  • I'm Just Sayin'

    If she is found guilty, take away her citizenship and ship her to Somalia where over 70 people have died thanks to her fund raising. Let them punish her. I will promise you she will never return and never raise money for terrorist again.

    • dkokosh

      If found gyilty, deport her and her entire clan back to somalia

    • Uri Fetisov

      Her photo is utterly despicable,vile,hideous,disgusting,repulsive,evil & vomit inducing….Federal Prison better be her new home..for decades.

  • DOA one hopes

    I will her and all her kind up and escort them

  • fred

    this creature`s vote counts the same as yours……just sayin

  • Sally M

    I just want to see these animals locked up for the rest of their lives or for a very long time. I hope they are beaten in prison everyday.

  • America


  • Kevin

    This is an act of treason. She needs to be shot by a fireing squad.

  • You know you are thinking the same thing!

    I just love how are tax dollars are being wasted on this piece of rat filth. Way to go politicians!

  • Sounds Like!

    It sounds like they are guilty if they lied to the FBI. If so lock them up and throgh away the key. Cuz if they get out who knows what they will end up doing I would not trust them at all. If they do not like America they (those two ladys) should just go back to where ever they came from.

  • Sam I am

    I can’t believe a verdict hasn’t been reached yet. They either have recordings or not. How difficult is it.

  • Kevin

    What a bunch of whiners. This girl has more balls than all of you combined.

    • rj


  • Mike Jacobson

    Looks like we have a juror who shares the same views as the defendants.

  • Upnorth

    It’s scary…why is this even happening here?! So much for Minnesota Nice!!

    • Upnorth

      time to stop being so “nice”..and care about the people here that want to be here and support each other!

  • rj

    Let’s see if it can swim back.

    • I'm just Sayin'

      from 35000 feet up? :)

  • Tarzan

    Cheeta lives!

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