Mahamud Said Omar
Two men convicted in the government’s investigation into terror recruiting and financing for a Somali terrorist group are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court.
One recruiter was a smooth talker who would introduce young Somali men to others planning to leave Minnesota to wage jihad back home. Another had an uncle in Somalia who would help the men once they arrived. A third would quote the Quran to deepen the recruits’ resolve.
A Minneapolis man has been convicted of helping send young men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabab.
Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a Minnesota man accused of helping send men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab.
A Minnesota terrorism suspect accused of sending men from Minnesota to their native Somalia to join an al-Qaida-linked group, al-Shabab, used them as “cannon fodder,” a prosecutor said Wednesday.
An attorney for a Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia says the government’s case is built on the testimony of corrupt witnesses.
A Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia started laughing during questioning last year when authorities played recordings of phone calls in which he spoke about al-Shabab, then later told an interpreter: “They got me,” an FBI agent testified Monday.
A Minnesota man who joined the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia says he never saw a man accused of supporting recruits take part in planning meetings at a Minneapolis mosque.
A Minnesota man who spent two months with a terrorist group in his native Somalia told a jury Tuesday that another man on trial for allegedly helping funnel recruits to the group gave money to buy weapons for fighters.
A Minnesota man who left the United States to join a terror group in Somalia told others he wanted to return to Minneapolis because a friend was sick. Instead, he was somehow talked into staying and ended up killing himself in a suicide bombing months later.
Defense attorneys for a Minnesota man accused of helping to send fighters and money to a terror group in Somalia are working to raise doubts about a key prosecution witness.
The mother of a young Somali man who died after leaving Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab openly wept when shown photos of his body Wednesday during the trial of a man accused of directing young expatriates to join the terror group in Somalia.
The jury in the trial of a Minnesota man accused of directing Somali youths to fight with the terror group al-Shabab in their homeland is hearing from some of the young men’s relatives.
A Minneapolis man helped young Somali expatriates return to the war-torn country they left years ago so they could join a terrorist group fighting the U.N.-backed government there, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the outset of the man’s trial.
The trial for the Minnesota man accused of helping finance a trip for dozens of men to join a terrorist network in Somalia starts on Monday.
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